Epson 875DCS Printer User Manual

EPSON Stylus Photo 875DCS
left edge
guide
Media
Memory Stick access light
paper support
PC card
eject lever
printer cover
right edge
guide
printer cover
window
Memory
Stick
output tray
output tray
extensions
Size
Part number
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet
Paper
Letter
A4
S041060
S041059
EPSON High Quality Ink
Jet Paper
Letter
A4
S041111
S041117
EPSON Photo Quality Ink
Jet Paper
Letter
Legal
A4
S041062
S041067
S041061
EPSON Photo Quality
Glossy Film
Letter
A6
A4
S041072
S041107
S041071
EPSON Photo Paper
Letter
4 × 6 inches
Panoramic
A4
S041141
S041134
S041145
S041140
EPSON Ink Jet
Transparencies
Letter
A4
S041064
S041063
EPSON Photo Quality Ink
Jet Cards
A6
S041054
EPSON Photo Stickers Kit
(CD-ROM and paper)
EPSON Photo Stickers
(refill, paper only)
A6, 16 frames per sheet
S041144-KIT
A6, 16 frames per sheet
S041144
EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel
Transfer Paper
Letter
S041153 (10
sheets)
S041155 (50
sheets)
EPSON Photo Quality Self
Adhesive Sheets
A4
S041106
EPSON Matte Paper Heavyweight
Letter
S041257
EPSON Premium Glossy
Photo Paper
Letter
S041286
A4
S041285
Roll (3.9 inches × 26.2 feet) S041302
EPSON Photo Quality
Glossy Paper
Letter
A4
Memory Stick eject lever
ink cartridge holders
(not removable)
thickness
lever
ink cartridge
replacement button
control panel
Accessories
User Replaceable Parts
Part name
Media name
Reference number
Part number
Printer cover
101
1050507
Paper support
102
1040615
Printer cover window
110
1060514
Logo plate D
115
1061064
Caution label
181
1051215
Accessory label
188
Sony® Memory Stick®
adapter
Printer Specifications
Printing
Printing method
1060929
Black
Color
Ink Cartridges
Part number
Black (Standard Capacity)
U.S.: T007201; Canada: T007311
Color
U.S.: T008201; Canada: T008311
6-color (CMYKcm) drop on-demand
Micro Piezo® ink jet printing
Nozzle configuration
2037997
Cartridge
S041124
S041126
Resolution
48 nozzles
240 nozzles
(48 each: CMYKcm)
Maximum 1440 × 720 dpi
Standard interface USB
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Control code
ESC/P Raster,™ EPSON Remote
Input buffer
256KB
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Paper
Paper type
Size
Paper types
Thickness
Weight
Single sheets
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Legal (8.5 × 14 inches)
Half letter (statement, 5.5 × 8.5 inches)
Executive (7.5 × 10 inches)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
A5 (148 × 210 mm)
Plain bond paper and special ink jet
papers distributed by EPSON
0.003 to 0.004 inch
(0.08 to 0.11 mm)
for plain bond
paper
17 to 24 lb
(64 to 90 g/m2)
for plain bond
paper
Transparencies, Photo
Quality Glossy
Film and Paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
A6 (105 × 148 mm), glossy film only
Transparencies, glossy paper, and
glossy film distributed by EPSON
—
—
Matte Paper Heavyweight
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Matte paper distributed by EPSON
—
—
Premium Glossy Photo
Paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Roll (3.9 inches × 26.2 feet)
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
distributed by EPSON
—
—
Self-adhesive sheets
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
Self-adhesive sheets distributed by
EPSON
—
—
Envelopes
No. 10, 4.1 × 9.5 inches (104 × 241 mm) Plain, bond, or air mail paper
DL, 4.3 × 8.7 inches (110 × 220 mm)
C6, 4.4 × 6.4 inches (114 × 162 mm)
132 × 220 mm (5.2 × 8.7 inches)
0.006 to 0.02 inch
(0.16 to 0.52 mm)
12 to 20 lb
(45 to 75 g/m2)
Index (ink jet) cards
A6 (105 × 148 mm)
8 × 10 inches (203 × 254 mm)
Ink jet cards distributed by EPSON
—
—
Photo Paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
4 × 6 inches (102 × 152 mm)
Panoramic (210 × 594 mm)
Photo paper distributed by EPSON
—
—
Photo Stickers
A6 (105 × 148 mm), 16 frames/sheet
Photo stickers distributed by EPSON —
—
Transfer paper distributed by EPSON —
—
Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Paper
Note:
Always load paper into the sheet feeder short edge first, except for
envelopes. Load envelopes flap edge first with the flap side down.
Printable area
Since the quality of any particular brand or type of paper may be
changed by the manufacturer at any time, EPSON cannot attest to
the quality of any non-EPSON brand or type of paper. Always test
samples of paper stock before purchasing large quantities or printing
large jobs.
B-L
A
B-R
B-L
B-R
C
envelopes
C
single sheets/index cards
Poor quality paper may reduce print quality and cause paper jams and
other problems. If you encounter problems, switch to a higher grade
of paper.
A:
The minimum top margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).
When loading multiple sheets of EPSON Photo Quality Glossy
Film, the minimum top margin is 1.2 inches (30 mm).
B-L: The minimum left margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).
B-R: The minimum right margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).
C: The minimum bottom margin is 0.55 inch (14.0 mm).
Do not load curled or folded paper.
Use papers under these conditions:
Temperature: 59 to 77 °F (15 to 25 °C)
Humidity:
40 to 60% RH
*
Store printouts on EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film and SelfAdhesive Sheets under these conditions:
Temperature: 59 to 86 °F (15 to 30 °C)
Humidity:
20 to 60% RH
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You can extend the minimum bottom margin to 0.12 inch (3.0 mm)
by selecting Maximum as the Printable Area setting. However,
print quality may decline in the expanded area. Before printing
large jobs, print a single sheet to confirm print quality.
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To ensure good results, use genuine EPSON cartridges
and do not refill them. Other products may cause
damage to your printer not covered by EPSON’s
warranties.
.
A
(Paper is loaded in the
opposite direction.)
Don’t use an ink cartridge if the date on the package has
expired.
L&R
PC Card Slot and Memory Stick® Adapter
The Sony® Memory Stick adapter comes preinstalled in your
printer’s PC card slot, and is compatible with the Sony Memory
Stick.
C
EPSON 4 × 6-inch Photo Paper*
(dotted lines indicate perforations)
The PC card slot also supports memory cards that conform to
the PCMCIA Flash ATA standards, such as Smart Media™
and CompactFlash-compatible cards like the EPSON Digital
Photo Card. If you want to use the printer with a memory
card, you must purchase a PC card adapter compatible with
your card and replace the Memory Stick adapter in the
printer’s PC card slot.
A:
The maximum top margin is 0.24 inch (6.1 mm).
L & R: The maximum left and right margin is 0.24 inch (6.1 mm).
The minimum left and right margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).
C:
The maximum bottom margin is 0.67 inch (17.0 mm).
*
EPSON 4 × 6-inch Photo Paper is 4.5 × 6.9 inches (114 × 175 mm),
including the perforated margins. The printable area is 4 × 6 inches
(102 × 152 mm).
Voltage supported 5 V, 3.3 V
Mechanical
Ink Cartridges
Specification
Black ink cartridge
(T007, standard
capacity; T010, light
capacity)*
Color(s)
Black
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow,
Light Cyan, Light Magenta
Print capacity** T007:* 540 pages (3.5%
ECMA at 360 dpi, 370
pages 5% in calculation)
T010: 270 pages (3.5%
ECMA at 360 dpi, 185
pages 5% in calculation)
220 pages (5% each color
CMYcm [total 25%] in
calculation)
Color ink cartridge
(T008)*
Paper feed
method
Friction
Paper path
Sheet feeder, rear entry
Sheet feeder
capacity
100 sheets of 17 lb (64 g/m2) paper
Dimensions
Storage
Width: 19.0 inches (483 mm)
Depth: 11.4 inches (290 mm)
Height: 7.3 inches (185 mm)
Printing
Width: 19.0 inches (483 mm)
Depth: 24.1 inches (613 mm)
Height: 11.9 inches (302 mm)
Cartridge life
2 years from production date (if unopened)
(within 6 months after opening package, at 77 °F
[25 °C])
Storage
temperature
−4 to 104 °F (−20 to 40 °C)
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
Weight
Transit
temperature
−22 to 140 °F (−30 to 60 °C)
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
120 hours at 140 °F (60 °C)
Electrical
Freezing
3.2 °F (−16 °C)
temperature***
Dimensions
*
0.8 × 2.4 × 1.5 inches
(W × D × H)
20.1 × 60 × 38.5 mm
(W × D × H)
−0.4 °F (−18 °C)
1.9 × 2.4 × 1.5 inches
(W × D × H)
49.2 × 60 × 38.5 mm
(W × D × H)
See page 2 for the full part numbers.
Specification
120 V Model
220−240 V Model
Input voltage
range*
99 to 132 V
198 to 264 V
Rated frequency
range
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency
range
49.5 to 60.5 Hz
Rated current
** The figure given is based on continuous printing after ink
replacement. Actual print capacity may vary, depending on how
often you turn on the printer and clean the print head.
14.1 lb (6.4 kg) without the ink cartridges
0.4 A
0.2 A
Power consumption Approx. 18 W (ISO/IEC 10561 Letter Pattern)
Approx. 4.5 W in standby mode
* Check the label on the back of the printer for your printer’s
voltage.
***Ink thaws and is usable after approximately 3 hours at
77 °F (25 °C).
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Environmental
S is on
When the S paper out light comes on, your paper
is out or incorrectly loaded. Make sure none of the
sheets are curled, creased, old, stuck together, or
too thin. Then reload the paper against the right
edge guide and slide the left edge guide against it.
Press the E load/eject button to resume printing.
B or A flash
When an ink out light flashes, your ink supply is
low. Make sure you have a replacement cartridge.
B or A are on
When an ink out light comes on, you need to
replace the ink cartridge. Make sure you have a
replacement cartridge. See page 9 for instructions.
If an ink out light comes on after you’ve replaced a
cartridge, you installed a cartridge your printer
can’t use. Remove it and replace it with the
correct type (see page 4 for ink cartridge
specifications).
P and S
flash and
B and A
are on
When the P power and S paper out lights flash
and one or both of the ink out lights come on,
jammed paper may be blocking movement of the
print head. Turn off the printer, open the cover,
and check inside for any jammed paper. Then turn
the printer back on. If the lights still flash and/or
come on, contact your dealer or EPSON.
PSBA
flash
When all the lights flash, your printer may have an
internal error. Make sure you removed all the
packing material as described on the unpacking
sheet in your printer box. Then turn off the printer,
wait a few seconds, and turn it on again. If the
lights still flash, contact your dealer or EPSON.
PSBA
are off
When all the lights are off, the printer is not
receiving power. Try these solutions:
❏ Make sure the printer is turned on.
❏ Turn off the printer, plug in the power cord
securely, and turn on the printer again.
❏ Make sure the outlet is operable and is not
controlled by a switch or timer. If in doubt, try
using another outlet.
Temperature
Operation
50 to 95 °F (10 to 35 °C)
Storage*
−4 to 140 °F (−20 to 60 °C)
1 month at 140 °F (60 °C)
Transit*
–4 to 140 °F (–20 to 60 °C)
120 hours at 140 °F (60 °C)
Humidity (without condensation)
Operation
20 to 80% relative humidity
Storage*
5 to 80% relative humidity
*Stored in shipping container
Safety Approvals
Safety standards
UL 1950, CSA C22.2 No. 950
EMC
FCC part 15 subpart B class B
Control Panel
paper out
light
power
light
color ink
out light
black ink
out light
cleaning
button
load/eject
button
power
button
Installing an Ink Cartridge for the First
Time
Follow these guidelines when you check the control panel
lights.
P is on
The Ppower light is on when the printer is ready
to print. It flashes when the printer is receiving a
print job, charging ink, or cleaning the print head.
S flashes
and
B and A
are on
When the S paper out light flashes and both ink
out lights come on, you have a paper jam. Press
the E load/eject button to try to clear the jam. If
that doesn’t work, turn off the printer and gently
pull pull the paper forward (toward the output tray)
to pull it out. Don’t pull the paper backward
(toward the paper support). If you can’t pull it out
through the output tray, contact your dealer or
EPSON. Make sure none of the sheets are curled,
creased, old, stuck together, or too thin. Then
reload the paper against the right edge guide and
slide the left edge guide against it. Turn on the
printer and press the E load/eject button to resume
printing.
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Follow these ink cartridge precautions and the others in
the Printer Basics book:
❏ Install both ink cartridges, and leave them installed for
all types of printing, or the printer won’t work.
❏ Remove the yellow tape seal from the top of the ink
cartridges or you’ll permanently damage them. Don’t
remove the clear seals on the bottom or ink will leak
out.
❏ Don’t touch the green chip on the back of the
cartridge. This may inhibit normal operation and
printing.
❏ Never turn off the printer when the P power light is
flashing, unless the printer hasn’t moved or made any
noise for more than five minutes.
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4. Tilt each cartridge forward slightly as you lower it into its
holder. Hang the tabs at the back of the cartridge on the
hooks on the holder clamps.
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.
Before you begin, make sure the printer is plugged into an
electrical outlet and turned on.
tabs
1. Lower the output tray and open the cover.
hooks
orange ink
cartridge
replacement
button
Don’t place the cartridges under the holder clamp; you
may damage the clamp when you close it.
2. Lift up the two ink cartridge clamps.
5. Close the ink cartridge clamps. (The color clamp is a bit
harder to close.)
6. Press the orange ink cartridge replacement button (shown
in step 1) and close the printer cover.
Ink charging takes about two minutes, with the P power light
flashing and the printer making noise until it’s finished. Don’t
turn off the printer or interrupt charging or it will start over,
using more ink than necessary. It’s finished when the P power
light stops flashing.
3. Unwrap the ink cartridges, then remove only the yellow
part of the tape seal on top. Don’t pull off the blue part.
Testing the Printer
You can run a printer check to determine whether a problem
comes from the printer itself or some other source. Follow
these steps to run the printer check:
Black ink
cartridge
Color ink
cartridge
1. Make sure both the printer and computer are turned off.
Don’t touch the
green chips
2. Disconnect the USB cable from the printer.
3. Make sure letter-size or larger paper is loaded in the printer.
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4. Hold down the E load/eject button, then press and release
the Ppower button. Continue holding down the
E load/eject button until the Ppower light starts to flash,
then release it.
Additional Media Loading Guidelines
Don’t use the cleaning sheets that may be included with
your special media; they may damage the printer.
The printer prints one page showing its ROM version
number, ink counter, and a nozzle check pattern. Only the
nozzle check pattern is shown below. (If the pattern has
gaps in its dots, you need to clean the print head; see
page 11.)
❏ Be sure to load the printable (whiter) side of the media face
up in the sheet feeder.
❏ You can load paper up to the arrow mark on the left edge
guide.
❏ In addition to the Media Type option, remember to select
the correct Paper Size for your media in the printer
software.
5. To end the check, turn off the printer after it prints the
check page. Then reconnect the interface cable and turn on
your printer and computer.
❏ If the special media has protective sheets between each sheet
of media, be sure to remove the protective sheets before
printing.
If the check page prints, the problem probably lies in your
software settings, the interface cable, or your computer.
❏ Some special media have a cut corner that you need to
position correctly; follow any instructions in the package.
Always handle sheets by the edges, and don’t touch the
printable surface.
If the check page doesn’t print, you may have a problem with
your printer.
❏ If you’re printing on roll paper, never select Auto Sheet
Feeder as the Paper Source setting; unnecessary amounts of
paper will feed into the printer.
Try the suggestions in “Problems and Solutions” in the Printer
Basics book.
❏ With roll paper, don’t use the printer software’s Reverse
Order or Rotate by 180° settings, or select Maximum or
Centered as the Printable Area setting, or use any settings
on the Layout dialog box. They won’t work with roll paper.
Printing on Special Media
Whether you print on plain paper or special media, you need
to select the Media Type setting according to the guidelines in
the table below.
For this paper name...
Select this Media Type
setting
Plain paper and envelopes
Plain paper
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper
360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
❏ Make sure the edge of the roll paper is cut cleanly—at a 90°
angle in each corner—to ensure proper loading.
Inserting the Memory Stick
1. Turn your printer on
and slide your Memory
Stick, connector end
first, into the Memory
Stick adapter in the
printer’s PC card slot,
as shown:
EPSON High Quality Ink Jet Paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards
EPSON Photo Quality Self-Adhesive Sheets
EPSON Photo Paper (including panoramic
size)
Photo Paper
EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Premium Glossy Photo
Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film
EPSON Photo Stickers
Photo Quality Glossy Film
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies
Ink Jet Transparencies
EPSON Matte Paper - Heavyweight
Matte Paper - Heavyweight
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2. Push gently until the
Memory Stick is firmly seated.
The Memory Stick adapter comes preinstalled in your
printer’s PC card slot. If you want to use a memory card
instead of a Memory Stick, you need to purchase an
adapter compatible with your card, then eject the
Memory Stick adapter and replace it with your PC card
adapter.
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3. If you’re running Windows, you see the Image Expert™
Quick Tour screen. Click Close. (Click to deselect Show
at startup in the lower left corner if you don’t want to see
the Quick Tour screen at startup.)
Viewing Photos on the Memory Stick
To view photos on the Memory Stick, do one of the
following:
You see a screen similar to the one below:
❏ Click View Pictures in PC Card Slot if the Image Expert
view screen appears at startup.
❏ Click the
View PC Card Images button on Image
Expert’s toolbar.
❏ Select View Images from Image Expert’s Camera menu.
Click here to
view pictures on
your Memory
Stick
If you don’t see the
View PC Card Images button or the
View Images command, or if you see a message similar to the
one below, the connection between the computer and
Memory Stick may be set to USB/Serial.
Click here to
view Image
Expert tips
Removing the Memory Stick
You should eject your Memory Stick before you use EPSON
USB RW Switcher to toggle between read-only and write-todisk mode. If you have a Macintosh or you’re running
Windows 2000 and have enabled write-to-disk mode, you
should also eject your Memory Stick before you turn off your
printer or disconnect the USB cable.
To view the images on the Memory Stick, you must change
the connection to PC Card.
1. Do one of the following:
❏ If you see a Connection Failed message, click the
Connection button.
You can press the card eject lever on the printer’s PC card slot
to eject both the Memory Stick and adapter, or press the
Memory Stick eject lever on the adapter itself to eject only the
Memory Stick. Follow the procedure for your system:
❏ Select Connection from Image Expert’s Camera menu
if you don’t see the
View PC Card Images button, or
you don’t see the View Images command.
❏ If you’re running Windows 98, press one of the eject levers.
You see a screen similar to
this one:
❏ If you’re running Windows 2000 and have not enabled
write-to-disk mode, press one of the eject levers. If you have
enabled write-to-disk mode, left-click the Eject
Hardware icon on the Windows taskbar and click Stop
EPSON SP 875DCS Storage. Then press one of the eject
levers.
2. In the Connect Via box,
select PC Card. Then click
OK.
❏ If you have a Macintosh, select the Memory Stick icon
on your desktop. Either drag it to the trash icon, or
select Eject from the Special menu. Wait until you see a
message that the memory card can be removed from the
card drive, and then press one of the eject levers.
Never remove the Memory Stick or turn off power to
either the printer or computer while the Memory Stick
access light is flashing. The computer and PC card reader
are communicating, and removing the Memory Stick or
turning off power could corrupt data on the Memory
Stick.
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3. Click OK to enable write-to-disk mode, then insert the
Memory Stick in the adapter.
Closing EPSON PhotoStarter
4. Locate the photos you want to upload on your hard drive.
Drag them to the following directory on your Memory
Stick: D:\Dcim\100msdcf (substitute the drive letter
assigned to your Memory Stick for D).
If you don’t want to start Image Expert automatically when
you insert the Memory Stick in the adapter, you can close
EPSON PhotoStarter. This change only applies to one session,
as EPSON PhotoStarter starts automatically the next time you
restart your computer.
You must copy or move your photos to the correct folder
on your Memory Stick. Otherwise, you won’t be able to
view them using the View PC Card Images button or
View Images command in Image Expert.
Windows: Right-click the
EPSON PhotoStarter icon on
the Windows taskbar, and click End on the menu that
appears.
If you’re using a memory card and camera made by a
different manufacturer, the location of the photos on
your card will be different.
Macintosh: Click the Application menu on the right side of
your desktop’s menubar, and then click EPSON
PhotoStarter. Click Quit on the File menu.
5. To return to read-only mode, eject the Memory Stick (see
“Removing the Memory Stick” on page 8).
Uploading Photos to Your Memory
Stick
6. Windows: Click Start and point to Programs, EPSON
USB RW Switcher, and select RW Switcher.
Macintosh: Open the EPSON USB RW Switcher folder
on your hard drive and double-click the EPSON USB RW
Switcher icon.
To upload photos from your computer to the Memory Stick,
EPSON USB RW Switcher must be installed on your
computer. USB RW Switcher lets you toggle your Memory
Stick between read-only mode and write-to-disk mode.
You see a screen similar to this one:
1. Eject the Memory Stick from the adapter (see “Removing
the Memory Stick” on page 8).
2. Windows: Click Start, point to Programs, EPSON USB
RW Switcher, and select EPSON USB RW Switcher.
Macintosh: Open the EPSON USB RW Switcher folder
on your hard drive. Double-click the EPSON USB RW
Switcher icon.
You see a screen similar to the following:
7. Click OK.
Replacing an Ink Cartridge
When the B black or A color ink out light flashes, the
indicated cartridge is low on ink. This is a good time to make
sure you have a new cartridge. When the light stays on, the
cartridge is empty and you need to replace it.
When an installed ink cartridge is more than six months old,
you may also need to replace it if you notice that your
printouts don’t look as good as they used to. If print quality
doesn’t improve after cleaning and aligning the print head,
you can replace one or both cartridges. To check the level of
ink you have left, see the graphic in the printer driver
(Windows) or click the
ink level icon in the printer driver
or EPSON Monitor 3 utility (Macintosh).
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4. The color cartridge is on the right and the black cartridge is
on the left. Pull up the ink cartridge clamp all the way. The
cartridge rises up from its holder.
You cannot print if either ink cartridge is empty. Leave
the empty cartridge installed in the printer until you have
obtained a replacement. Otherwise the ink remaining in
the print head nozzles may dry out.
Use these EPSON ink cartridges within six months of
installing them and before the expiration date on the package:
❏ Black ink cartridge: T007201 (U.S.); T007311 (Canada)
(Standard Capacity)
❏ Color ink cartridge: T008201 (U.S.); T008311 (Canada)
To ensure good results, use genuine EPSON ink
cartridges and do not refill them. Other products may
cause damage to your printer not covered by EPSON’s
warranty.
5. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it
carefully.
When you need new ink cartridges, contact your dealer or call
the EPSON Store™ at (800) 873-7766, or visit our web site
at www.epson.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call
(800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
Be sure you have a new ink cartridge before you begin. Once
you start the ink cartridge replacement procedure, you must
complete all the steps in one session.
Follow these steps to replace ink cartridges:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing (the
Ppower light should be on, but not flashing).
2. Check the B black and A color ink out lights to see which
ink cartridge you need to replace.
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and
do not drink the ink.
3. Open the printer cover and press the orange ink cartridge
replacement button. The print head moves left and the
Ppower light begins flashing.
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.
6. Unwrap the ink cartridges, then remove only the yellow
part of the tape seal on top. Don’t pull off the blue part.
orange ink
cartridge
replacement
button
Black ink
cartridge
To avoid damaging the printer, never move the print head
by hand.
Color ink
cartridge
Don’t touch the
green chips
You must remove the yellow tape from the top of the
cartridge or you will permanently damage it. Don’t pull off
the blue portion or try to remove the clear seal
underneath the cartridge.
Don’t touch the green circuit board on the back of the
cartridge; you may inhibit normal operation and printing.
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Never turn off the printer while the Ppower light is
flashing, unless the printer hasn’t moved or made noise
for more than 5 minutes.
7. Tilt the ink cartridge forward slightly as you lower it into its
holder.
Hang the tabs at the back of the cartridge on the hooks on
the holder clamps.
Cleaning the Print Head
If your printed image is unexpectedly light or faint, or dots are
missing from the image, you may need to clean the print head.
This unclogs the nozzles so they can deliver ink properly.
tabs
Cleaning the print head uses ink, so clean it only if print
quality declines. You can clean the print head in either of the
following ways:
hooks
❏ using the Head Cleaning utility (when the printer is
connected to a local port, not over a network), as described
in the next section
Don’t place the cartridge tabs under the hooks on the
holder clamp; you may damage the clamp when you
close it.
❏ using the printer’s control panel buttons, as described on
page 12.
When you don’t turn on your printer for a long time, the
print quality can decline. It’s a good idea to turn on your
printer at least once a month to maintain good print
quality.
Using the Head Cleaning Utility
Follow these steps to run the Head Cleaning utility
(recommended method):
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and
both the B black and A color ink out lights are off. (If an
ink out light is flashing, replace the ink cartridge instead.)
8. Press down the ink cartridge clamp until it locks in place.
(The color clamp is a bit harder to close than the black
clamp.)
2. If you have an application running, access the printer
settings dialog box.
Or, with Windows, click Start, point to Settings, then
select Printers. Right-click your EPSON Stylus Photo
875DCS printer icon in the Printers window. Then select
Properties.
3. Windows: Click the Utility tab.
Macintosh: Click the
Utility button.
4. Click the Head Cleaning button.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to clean the print
head. Cleaning takes about 30 seconds, during which the
printer makes some noise and the Ppower light flashes.
9. If you need to replace the other ink cartridge, repeat steps 4
through 8 before continuing with step 10.
Never turn off the printer while the Ppower light is
flashing, unless the printer hasn’t moved or made noise
for more than 5 minutes.
10. Press the orange ink cartridge replacement button and close
the printer cover. The printer moves the print head and
begins charging the ink delivery system.
6. When the Ppower light stops flashing, run a nozzle check
to confirm the print head nozzles are clean.
The Ppower light flashes, and the printer makes noise.
Charging takes about one minute. When it’s finished, the
Ppower light stops flashing and stays on.
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Make sure paper is loaded in the printer and click Print
nozzle check pattern. Then click Next. The nozzle check
8. If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning three or
four times, check the solutions in the Printer Basics book.
You can also turn the printer off and wait overnight—this
allows any dried ink to soften—and then try cleaning the
print head again.
pattern prints (see “Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern”
for details).
7. If the nozzle check pattern has no gaps in its dots, click
Finish.
Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern
If the pattern is missing dots, click Clean to clean the
print head again. If you don’t see any improvement after
cleaning three or four times, check the solutions in the
Printer Basics book. You can also turn the printer off and
wait overnight—this allows any dried ink to soften—and
then try cleaning the print head again.
Examine the nozzle check pattern you print. It should look
something like this:
Each staggered horizontal and straight vertical line should be
complete, with no gaps in the dot pattern. If your printout
looks okay, you’re done. If any dots are missing, as shown
below, clean the print head again.
Using the Control Panel to Clean the Print
Head
Follow these steps to clean the print head:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and
both the B black and A color ink out lights are off. (If an
ink out light is flashing, replace the ink cartridge instead.)
missing dots
Aligning the Print Head
Never turn off the printer while the Ppower light is
flashing, unless the printer hasn’t moved or made noise
for more than 5 minutes.
If your printouts contain misaligned vertical lines, you may
need to align the print head. Your printer must be connected
to a local port, not on a network, to use the Print Head
Alignment utility. Follow these steps:
3. After the Ppower light stops flashing, print a page to test
the print quality.
If your printer is connected directly to the computer, go
to step 4 to run a nozzle check.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and
letter-size paper is loaded.
If you’re printing over a network, open an application and
print a short document containing black and color data.
Check the quality of your printout, then go to step 8.
Load paper that’s at least 8.27 inches (210 mm) wide to
prevent ink from spraying inside the printer and
smudging your printouts.
4. If you have an application running, access the printer
settings dialog box.
For the best results, load EPSON ink jet paper in the
printer whenever you check the print head alignment.
Or, with Windows, click Start, point to Settings, then
select Printers. Right-click your EPSON Stylus Photo
875DCS printer icon in the Printers window. Then select
Properties.
2. If you have an application running, access the printer
settings dialog box.
Or, with Windows, click Start, point to Settings, then
select Printers. Right-click the EPSON Stylus Photo
875DCS icon in the Printers window. Select Properties.
5. Windows: Click the Utility tab.
Macintosh: Click the
missing dots
missing dots
2. Press the R cleaning button and hold it down for three
seconds. Cleaning takes about 30 seconds, during which the
printer makes some noise and the Ppower light flashes.
Utility button.
3. Windows: Click the Utility tab.
6. Make sure paper is loaded in the printer, click the Nozzle
Check button, and click Next. The nozzle check pattern
prints (see the next section for details).
Macintosh: Click the
Utility button.
4. You see the Utility menu. Click the Print Head Alignment
button.
7. If the nozzle check pattern has no gaps in its dots, click
Finish.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to print a test page.
If the pattern is missing dots, click Clean to clean the print
head again.
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4. Open the printer cover. Secure the ink cartridge holder to
the printer with tape as shown, then close the printer cover.
6. Select the most precise alignment pattern from the choices
on the test page. Enter the number of the best aligned
pattern following the instructions on the screen (pattern 8 is
the current setting). You may need to repeat steps 5 and 6
more than once to align your print head completely.
Tape the ink cartridge holder
to the printer case
Cleaning the Printer
To keep your printer working at its best, you should clean it
several times a year. Follow these steps:
1. Turn off the printer and wait for the P power light to go
out.
5. Push in the output tray extensions and close the tray.
2. Unplug the power cord and disconnect the USB cable.
6. Repack the printer and attachments in the original box
using the protective materials that came with it. See the
unpacking sheet that was packed with your printer.
3. Remove all the paper from the sheet feeder.
4. Clean the exterior of the printer with a soft, damp cloth.
Be sure to keep the printer level as you transport it.
5. Clean ink out of the printer’s interior with a soft, damp
cloth.
After transporting the printer, remove the tape securing the
print head and test your printer. If you notice a decline in
print quality, clean the print head (see page 11); if output is
misaligned, align the print head (see page 12).
Don’t touch the gears inside the printer.
Never use a hard or abrasive brush, or alcohol or thinner
for cleaning; they can damage the printer components
and case.
Related Documentation
Don’t get water on the printer components and don’t
spray lubricants or oils inside the printer.
TM-SP875DCS EPSON Stylus Photo 875DCS Service
Manual
Transporting the Printer
If you move your printer some distance, you need to prepare it
for transportation in its original box or one of a similar size.
To avoid damage, always leave the ink cartridges
installed when transporting the printer.
Be sure to remove the tape used in step 4 after installing
the printer in its new location.
Follow these steps:
1. Turn on the printer, wait until the print head locks in the
far right position, then turn off the printer.
2. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet. Then
disconnect the USB cable from the printer.
3. Remove any paper from the printer and remove the paper
support.
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