Epson 780 Printer User Manual

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INK JET PRINTER
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STYLUS PHOTO 780
Set Up the Printer
Install the Ink Cartridges
Unpack Everything
1
Lower the printer’s output tray and open the cover.
2
Lift up the two ink cartridge clamps.
Your EPSON Stylus Photo 780 printer comes with the items shown here. Make sure you’ve also got a USB
or parallel cable (not included) to connect your printer. See the Windows® or Macintosh® “System
Requirements” in the Printer Basics book.
paper support
CD-ROM
Printer Basics
printer
Remove all the tape and packing material from the inside and
outside of your printer. Be sure to check inside and all around
the printer for tape and packing materials.
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Don’t place the printer in areas:
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with high temperature or humidity
in direct sunlight or dusty conditions
with poor ventilation
near sources of heat or electromagnetic interference,
such as a cordless telephone base unit
Peel off tape and
remove plastic
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Use the cartridges packed with your printer the first time you install
ink cartridges or your printer won’t charge properly.
Install both ink cartridges, and leave them installed for all types of
printing, or the printer won’t work.
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do not drink the ink.
If ink gets on your skin, wash the area thoroughly with soap and water.
If ink gets in your eyes, flush them immediately with water.
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Follow all the “Important Safety Instructions” listed in the Printer Basics book.
Unwrap the ink cartridges, then remove only the yellow part of the tape seal
on top. Don’t pull off the blue part.
black ink
cartridge
color ink
cartridge
Put On the Paper Support
Locate the paper support slots on the back of the
printer above the ports. Position the paper support as
shown here, then slide it into the slots. (Don’t place it
in the paper feeder.)
Connect the Printer
Connecting to a USB Port
Don’t touch the
green chips
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paper support slots
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(Recommended connection for Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows 2000, or Macintosh)
1
Make sure the printer and computer are turned off.
2
Connect the
square end of the USB cable to your printer’s
USB connector and the
flat end of the cable to your
computer’s USB connector or a first tier USB hub.
4
Connecting to a PC Parallel Port
1 Make sure the printer and computer are turned off.
Connect the larger end of the parallel cable to your printer’s
parallel port. Then secure it with the wire clips.
3
Connect the other end of the cable to your computer’s
parallel port and secure it as necessary.
Tilt each cartridge forward slightly as you lower it into its holder. Locate the tabs
at the back of the cartridge. Rest the tabs on top of the hooks on the ink
cartridge clamp. Make sure the tabs are positioned above the hooks.
ink cartridge clamp
If you’re using a USB hub, connect the printer’s cable to the
first tier hub or you may experience communication errors.
If the printer doesn’t work with the hub, connect it directly
to a USB port.
2
Remove the yellow tape seal from the ink cartridges or you’ll
permanently damage them. Don’t remove the clear seals from the
bottom or ink will leak out.
Don’t touch the green chips on the cartridges. This prevents normal
operation and printing.
tabs
hooks
Don’t place the cartridges under the holder clamp hooks; you may damage
the clamp when you close it.
If your computer has multiple parallel ports, connect your printer to the built-in one (LPT1).
To use a different port, see your Windows help. Configure your computer to match your printer’s
maximum speed by enabling ECP/DMA mode, if possible. See your computer documentation.
Turn On the Printer
1
Plug the printer’s power cord into a grounded electrical outlet.
Don’t use an outlet that can be turned off by a
wall switch or timer, or one on the same circuit
as a large appliance. This could damage the
printer’s power supply.
2
Press the
power button to turn on the printer.
The power light flashes and the
error light comes on.
The ink cartridge holders move into loading position.
Always use the
power button to turn the printer on or off.
Never use an external switch, such as a power strip switch.
5
Close the ink cartridge clamps.
6
Press the
ink cartridge replacement button to begin charging the ink
delivery system, then close the printer cover.
Charging takes about two minutes. The
power light flashes and the printer
makes various sounds until it’s finished. Don’t turn off the printer or interrupt
charging or it will start over, using more ink than necessary. Charging is finished
when the
power light stops flashing and stays on.
Never turn off the printer when the power light is flashing, unless
the printer hasn’t moved or made any noise for more than 5 minutes.
Install the Ink Cartridges
ink cartridges
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Put In Paper
Open the output tray and pull out the extension. Set a stack of plain paper lightly in the
paper feeder; don’t force it in. Place it against the right edge, slide the left edge guide against
the paper.
Load paper only
up to this arrow
Place paper against
the right edge
Install the Photo Software and
View EPSON Documentation
1
Return to your printer software CD-ROM’s Main Menu:
Windows: Double-click the
My Computer icon, double-click your
EPSON
CD-ROM icon, then double-click the
EPSON icon. You see the Main Menu.
Macintosh: Double-click the
You see the Main Menu.
Slide left edge
guide against
paper
extension
EPSON icon in the EPSON CD-ROM folder.
2
Click Install Photo Software. You see a submenu.
3
Click the button for the software you want to install.
Then click the Install button and follow the instructions
on the screen.
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When you’re finished installing software, click Back to
return to the Main Menu.
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Click View EPSON Documentation. You see a submenu.
Install the Software
Locate the CD-ROM that came with your printer and follow the instructions here for your system.
Windows
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Windows
Press the
power button to turn on your printer, if it’s not already on.
Turn on your computer and wait until you see your Windows
program icons. (In Windows 2000 or Windows NT®, log on as
necessary.)
You can view the electronic Reference Guide or
watch Fix-it Flix movies to learn how to replace
ink cartridges, clean the print head, or load paper.
For details, see your Printer Basics book.
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If you see a screen about Windows detecting your
printer, click Cancel. You can’t install your printer
software that way.
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4
Insert your printer software CD-ROM in a CD-ROM or DVD drive.
Double-click the
My Computer icon on your desktop.
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Double-click the
EPSON CD-ROM icon.
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Read the license agreement and click Agree.
You see the Main Menu.
8
Click Install Printer Driver.
You see the printer driver installation screen.
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Make sure your printer model is highlighted, then click OK.
The installer copies files to your computer and displays a
series of windows on your screen.
10
Double-click the
EPSON icon to start the installer.
You need an Internet browser, such as Netscape Navigator®
or Microsoft® Internet Explorer (version 3.0 or later) to
view the electronic manual. See your Printer Basics book
for details.
6
When you’re finished, click Back to return to the Main Menu.
7
Click Exit to exit the installer.
Now you’re ready to print with your EPSON Stylus Photo 780 printer!
For simple step-by-step instructions, see the Printer Basics book.
To share your printer over a network, see the electronic Reference Guide
for configuration instructions.
When it’s finished, click OK.
11
You see the EPSON Product Registration screen.
Follow the on-screen instructions to register your printer.
At the last screen, click Done.
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At the Main Menu, click Exit. Then click Yes and restart your
computer. Leave in the CD-ROM as your system restarts.
Now you’re ready to install your photo software and
EPSON documentation.
Macintosh
Macintosh
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2
Press the
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Insert your printer software CD-ROM in a CD-ROM or DVD drive.
4
Double-click the
EPSON icon in the CD-ROM folder.
(If your CD-ROM folder doesn’t open automatically,
double-click the EPSON CD-ROM icon.)
5
Read the license agreement and click Agree.
You see the Main Menu.
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Click Install Printer Driver.
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At the next screen, click Install. Follow the instructions
on the screen to install your printer driver, select
a default paper size, and restart your Macintosh.
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After restarting, you see the EPSON Product Registration screen.
Follow the instructions on the screen to register your printer.
At the last screen, click Quit. Leave the CD-ROM in the drive.
power button to turn on your printer, if it’s not already on.
Turn on your Macintosh and wait until you see your program icons.
If you choose to print the registration form, you’ll need
to select your printer in the Chooser (described in the
next steps) before your form will print.
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Open the Chooser from the Apple menu.
Click the SP 780 icon, then click your USB port icon. Turn on background printing, if you want,
then close the Chooser.
Now you’re ready to install your photo software and EPSON documentation.
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CPD-11724
INK JET PRINTER
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STYLUS PHOTO
YOU’RE READY TO PRINT!