Epson 900 Printer User Manual

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Contents
WELCOME! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About Your Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
About Your Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the EPSON Printer Information Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Launching the Animations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Launching the Manual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LOADING PAPER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading Single Sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading Envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading Special Papers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Storing Your Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PRINTING IN WINDOWS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing From an Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customizing Windows Print Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting the Correct Paper Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing Borderless Photos on Cut Sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
PRINTING ON A MACINTOSH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing with Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing with Macintosh OS X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customizing Macintosh Print Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macintosh OS X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting the Correct Media Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Printing Borderless Photos on Cut Sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macintosh OS X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Printing on CDs and DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Roller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Designing CDs and DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inserting a CD or DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing Your Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the Print Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the Print Density . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing on Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macintosh OS X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing Your Photos and Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing on Card Stock or Matte Board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MAINTAINING YOUR PRINTER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running the Head Cleaning Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing an Ink Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking the Ink Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Purchasing Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ink Cartridge Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing and Installing Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aligning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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INSTALLING YOUR PRINTER SOFTWARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Printer Software on Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Your Printer Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Optional Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SOLVING PROBLEMS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printer Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Diagnosing Printer Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running a Printer Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setup and Software Installation Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printer Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Quality Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CD/DVD Printing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Miscellaneous Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uninstalling and Reinstalling Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macintosh OS X . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Where To Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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REQUIREMENTS AND NOTICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Windows System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Macintosh System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
FCC Compliance Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Energy Star Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
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Welcome!
Your EPSON Stylus® Photo 900 is a full-featured photo and CD/DVD printer.
Outstanding printouts result from these advanced features:
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EPSON’s 6-color photo inks let you print up to 5760 × 720 optimized dpi
(dots per inch)
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Ultra fine 4-picoliter ink droplets give you finer shadow detail, dazzling
highlights, and better fill across a wider range of colors
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Direct CD/DVD printing lets you create customized “labels”—with your own
photos, text, and artwork—for all the CDs you burn
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True BorderFree™ frame-ready prints on select 4 × 6, 5 × 7, 8 × 10, and letter-size
papers
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Roll paper feeder enables continuous printing of multiple photos
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Straight-through paper path for thick paper gives you more media choices than
ever before
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About Your Software
Your printer CD-ROM includes all the software you need for printing. See the
Start Here sheet for installation instructions.
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Your printer driver runs your printer and lets you control how your documents
look. You can’t print without it.
Tip: It’s a good idea to check EPSON’s support website periodically for free
updates to your printer driver. Visit http://support.epson.com. Download
instructions are posted for your convenience.
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Your EPSON Printer Information Center gives you quick, on-screen access to
information about your printer. It includes EPSON Print Show animated
tutorials on loading roll paper, loading CDs and DVDs, replacing ink cartridges,
and other tasks. It also includes an on-screen User’s Guide for complete
information about your printer.
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Your photo software includes these great tools:
EPSON Software™ Film Factory™ is a photo management program that lets you
organize, beautify, and print your photos in a flash. Supports PRINT Image
Matching™ (P.I.M. I and II) and Exif Print. (P.I.M. support not available for
Mac® OS X.)
P.I.M. II Plug-in for Adobe® Photoshop® lets you retain PRINT Image
Matching image quality when you import JPEG files from your PIM-enabled
digital camera. (Compatible with Photoshop 6.0, 7.0, and Photoshop Elements
1.0 and 2.0.)
EPSON PhotoCenter is EPSON’s free photo-sharing website where you can
store, organize, and share your photos; print high-resolution photos; and create
free online postcards. Add a link to EPSON PhotoCenter on your desktop with
your software installer.
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EPSON Print CD lets you print directly on CDs and DVDs. Add your own text,
photos, and graphics for professional-looking results. Works with all ink jet
printable CDs and DVDs. (EPSON Print CD not available for Mac OS X.)
Welcome!
About Your Documentation
To set up your printer and install its software, see the Start Here sheet.
This book contains system requirements, important safety information, your
warranty, and instructions on:
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Using the EPSON Printer Information Center
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Loading all types of paper
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Printing with Windows or on a Macintosh
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Printing on CDs and special media
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Maintaining your printer
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Solving basic problems
Please follow these guidelines throughout:
Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes contain important information about your printer.
Tips contain hints for better printing.
For more details about your printer, see your Print Show animated tutorials and
User’s Guide, as described on page 10.
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Using the EPSON Printer Information
Center
Need help loading paper, loading CDs or DVDs, or changing an ink cartridge? Use
the EPSON Printer Information Center (EPIC) to view printer animations that
quickly show you how. EPIC also includes an on-screen User’s Guide with additional
printer details. Follow the instructions on the Start Here sheet to install the EPSON
Printer Information Center, if you haven’t already.
Note: You need a browser—such as Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 4.0 or later or
Netscape® Navigator® 3.0 or later—to view the manual. If you are using a
different browser, the pages may not display correctly.
Launching the Animations
1. Double-click the EPSON Printer Information Center icon on your desktop.
2. Click Print Show.
Click Print Show
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Welcome!
3. Click a title.
Use the program tools to pause a movie, replay a step, or skip ahead.
Click a topic to
view a movie
4. Click Exit to exit EPSON Print Show.
Launching the Manual
1. Double-click the EPSON Printer Information Center icon on your desktop.
2. Click User’s Guide. You see this screen:
Click a topic
3. Click on the topic you want to view.
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Loading Paper
You can load a variety of paper types in your printer, as described in these sections:
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“Loading Single Sheets” below
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“Loading Roll Paper” on page 14
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“Loading Envelopes” on page 17
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“Loading Special Papers” on page 19
For information about loading paper in the manual feed slot see “Printing on CDs
and Special Media” on page 47.
Loading Single Sheets
1. Insert your paper against the right edge of the sheet feeder.
2. Slide the left edge guide against the paper (but not too tightly).
3. Open the output tray and its extension.
Insert paper against
the right edge
Slide the left edge
guide against the paper
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Load the printable side face-up. It’s often whiter or brighter than the other side.
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Load letterhead or preprinted paper into the printer top edge first.
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Don’t load paper above the arrow on the left edge guide.
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Load up to approximately 100 sheets of plain paper at time.
Loading Roll Paper
You can load the following types and sizes of roll paper:
Paper name
Roll sizes
EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper
4 inches × 26 feet
8.3 inches (A4) × 32.8 feet
EPSON Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
4 inches × 26 feet
EPSON Premium Luster Photo Paper
8.3 inches (A4) × 32.8 feet
1. Remove the tape and protective paper from the end of the roll. Then insert the
holders into the roll of paper as shown.
2. Make sure the end of the paper is cut straight across, with 90° corners. If the end
is cut diagonally, you may have problems feeding the paper.
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3. If the paper curls at the end, fold a sheet of paper over the end and roll it
backward to uncurl it.
Avoid touching the printable surface of the roll paper.
4. Remove any paper that’s in the sheet feeder at the top of the printer. Then remove
the paper support, lower the output tray, and turn on the printer.
5. Make sure the paper thickness lever is set to the
position.
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6. Install the roll paper holders on the printer. Insert the left holder into the far left
slot, then insert the other holder into the appropriate slot on the right (either the
4-inch slot as shown, or the 8.3-inch slot further on the right).
7. Pull out approximately six inches of paper and insert it into the sheet feeder. Then
slide the left edge guide against the paper (but not too tightly).
8. Hold the paper in place by the edges and press the
printer feeds the paper automatically.
roll paper button until the
9. To verify that the paper is loaded straight, open the printer cover and look into
the printer.
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Loading Paper
If the paper is crooked, press the
roll paper button and hold it for three
seconds to back the paper all the way out.
Then turn the roll paper holder knobs to roll up the paper. Press the
roll paper
button to clear the paper out error. Repeat steps 7 through 9 to reload the paper.
Loading Envelopes
1. Open the output tray and its extension.
2. Load up to 10 envelopes at a time, flap edge left, printable side up, against the
right edge of the sheet feeder.
3. Slide the left edge guide against the envelopes (but not too tightly).
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4. Set the paper thickness lever to the
position when you’re done).
position (remember to set it back to the
Note: For best results, press each envelope flat before loading, or load one
envelope at a time.
Select the following settings when printing on envelopes:
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Plain paper as the Type or Media Type setting
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The correct envelope size as the Size (Windows) or Paper Size (Macintosh) setting
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Landscape as the Orientation setting
For instructions on selecting these settings, see:
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“Printing in Windows” on page 21
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“Printing with Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x” on page 32
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“Printing with Macintosh OS X” on page 35
Loading Paper
Loading Special Papers
To load EPSON ink jet papers, follow these guidelines:
Paper type
Loading capacity
Premium Bright White Paper
100 sheets
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
65 sheets
Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards
30 cards with a support sheet beneath the stack
Glossy Photo Paper or Photo Paper
20 sheets
Panoramic Photo Paper
1 sheet with a support sheet beneath the sheet
Matte Paper Heavyweight
20 sheets with a support sheet beneath the
stack
Double-Sided Matte Paper
ColorLife Photo Paper
1 sheet with a support sheet beneath the sheet
Double-Sided Matte Paper
1 sheet
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Ink Jet Transparencies
Iron-On Transfer Paper
Photo Stickers
Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets
Glossy Photo Greeting Cards
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Load all paper with the printable side up. It’s usually whiter or brighter than the
other side.
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If the paper has a cut corner, position it in the upper right corner as you load it in
the sheet feeder.
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Check the paper package for additional instructions on using special papers.
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Storing Your Photos
With proper care, photographs from your EPSON Stylus Photo printer will last for
many years. The special EPSON inks designed for your printer are formulated to
achieve improved lightfastness when used with EPSON papers for prints that are
properly displayed or stored.
Tip: For best results, always use EPSON papers.
As with traditional photos, proper care will minimize color changes and lengthen
display life:
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For display, EPSON recommends that prints be framed under glass or a
protective plastic sleeve to protect them from atmospheric contaminants like
humidity, cigarette smoke, and high levels of ozone.
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As with all photographs, keep your prints away from direct sunlight.
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For proper storage, EPSON recommends that you keep your prints in a photo
album or plastic photo storage box in acid free, archival sleeves commonly
available from most camera stores.
Note: Always keep unused paper in the original package.
To order EPSON paper, contact your dealer or call the EPSON Store at
(800) 873-7766 or visit www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada please call
(800) 463-7766 for dealer referral.
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Printing in Windows
Before you start, make sure your printer is set up and its software is installed as
described on the Start Here sheet.
Whenever you print, make sure you do the following:
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Use the right paper.
For the best-looking photos, most vivid colors, and greatest detail, always use
genuine EPSON papers and EPSON inks.
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Choose the right printer settings.
Your printer automatically adjusts itself for each type of paper. That’s why printer
settings are important. They tell your printer what kind of paper you’re using and
what type of print you want. Make sure you check your printer settings every time
you print.
See these sections for instructions on selecting printer settings:
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“Selecting Default Settings” on page 24
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Printing From an Application
After you create a document in a software program, follow these steps to print it using
the basic printer settings:
1. From the file menu, click Print. You see a Print window like this one:
Select your printer name here
Click here to open
your printer software
2. Make sure EPSON Stylus Photo 900 is selected.
3. Click the Preferences or Properties button. (If you see a Setup, Printer, or
Options button, click it. Then click Preferences or Properties on the next
screen.)
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4. Select the following in the properties window:
Select the type of document you’re printing
Select your paper
Type
Select your paper
Size
Select your
document or
image orientation
5. Select from these Quality Types:
Draft: for rough drafts with reduced print quality
Text: For text-only documents with higher text quality
Text & Image: For documents with text and images with higher quality
Photo: For photos and graphics with good quality and speed
Best Photo: For photos or graphics with high print quality
Note: The Quality Type settings on this screen give you the best combination of
quality and speed for most prints. For the highest quality (Photo RPM) on
selected papers, click the Advanced button on the Main tab. Then see
“Customizing Windows Print Settings” on page 25 for instructions on selecting
Photo RPM.
6. Select the paper Type for the paper you’ve loaded. See “Selecting the Correct
Paper Type” on page 27 for more information about paper types.
7. Select other settings as shown above.
Tip: For more information about printer settings, click the ? or Help button.
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8. Click OK.
9. At the Print window, click OK or Print to start printing.
During printing, this window appears and shows the progress of your print job. You
can use the buttons to cancel, pause, or resume printing. You can also see how much
ink you have left.
Click to cancel printing
Click to pause or resume printing
Selecting Default Settings
Your printer settings only apply to the program you’re currently using. If you want,
you can change the Windows default printer settings for all your programs.
1. Right click the
printer icon in the lower right corner of your screen (taskbar).
2. Select Printer Settings. You see the window shown in “Printing From an
Application” on page 22.
3. Select the default settings you want for all your applications, then click OK.
You can still change the printer settings in your program, if necessary.
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Customizing Windows Print Settings
You can use advanced settings for color matching, printing at a higher resolution, or
selecting a variety of special effects and layouts.
1. On the Main tab, click the Advanced button in the bottom right corner of the
window.
2. If you see a warning note, click Continue.
3. Select the following advanced settings as necessary:
Select Paper & Quality
Options as necessary
Click here to select
Photo RPM (5760 ×
720) for the best print
quality on photo and
glossy paper types
Select Print Options
as necessary
Select a color
management
method
(To choose
No Color
Adjustment,
click ICM
first)
Note: For the highest print quality, select Photo RPM. Please note that printing
will take longer in this mode.
For more information about advanced settings, or instructions on saving them as
a group so you can reuse them later, click the ? or Help button. If you want to use
the Advanced screen each time you access your printer settings, select the
Show this screen first checkbox.
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4. Once you’ve finished selecting advanced settings, you can:
■
Click OK to save your settings, return to the Print dialog box, and print.
■
Click the Basic button to return to the Basic settings.
■
Click the Page Layout tab and continue with step 5 to select layout options.
5. Select the following page layout settings as necessary:
Select image
position options
here
Select image resizing
options here; these
affect only your
printed image
Select multi-page
document options
here and here
Add a watermark to
printed page here
Note: For more information on page layout settings, click the ? or Help button.
6. Click OK to save your settings, then click OK or Print.
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Selecting the Correct Paper Type
Select the correct paper Type setting so your printer knows what kind of paper you’re
using and adjusts the ink coverage accordingly.
For this paper
Select this paper Type setting
Plain paper sheets or envelopes
Plain paper
EPSON Premium Bright White Paper
EPSON Iron-On Transfer Paper
360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards
EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets
EPSON Matte Paper Heavyweight
Matte Paper - Heavyweight
EPSON Double-Sided Matte Paper
EPSON Photo Paper
Photo Paper
EPSON Panoramic Photo Paper
EPSON Glossy Photo Paper
Glossy Photo Paper
EPSON All Purpose Glossy Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper
EPSON Glossy Photo Greeting Cards
EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper
(including roll paper)
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
EPSON Premium Luster Photo Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
EPSON Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
EPSON Photo Stickers®
Photo Quality Glossy Film
EPSON ColorLife™ Photo Paper
ColorLife Photo Paper
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies
Ink Jet Transparencies
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Printing Borderless Photos on Cut Sheets
You can print your photos with no margins, extending the image all the way to the
edges of the page.
Note: For instructions on printing borderless photos on roll paper, see “Loading
Roll Paper” on page 14.
Although borderless printing is a bit slower, you get beautiful snapshots and
enlargements, without trimming, on these papers and sizes:
Paper type or Media Type
setting
Paper name
Sizes
EPSON Matte Paper
Heavyweight
8 × 10
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Matte Paper - Heavyweight
EPSON Glossy Photo
Paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Glossy Photo Paper
EPSON Photo Paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Photo Paper
EPSON Premium
Glossy Photo Paper
4×6
5×7
8 × 10
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Premium Glossy Photo
Paper
EPSON Premium
Semigloss Photo Paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Premium Glossy Photo
Paper
EPSON Premium Luster
Photo Paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Premium Luster Photo Paper
Follow these steps to print borderless photos:
1. Start your photo program and open your photo.
2. Open the File menu and click Print. Then click Properties or Preferences.
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You see the following screen:
Select the type of document you’re printing
Select your paper
Type
Select your paper
Size
Select your
document or
image orientation
3. Select Photo or Best Photo as the Quality Type setting.
4. Choose Sheet as the paper Source setting.
5. Select one of the following paper types:
■
Matte Paper Heavyweight
■
Photo Paper
■
Glossy Photo Paper
■
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
■
Premium Luster Photo Paper
■
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
6. Click the Borderless checkbox. Read the message and click OK.
7. Select your paper Size setting
8. Select Portrait or Landscape as the orientation setting.
Click OK, then click OK or Print.
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Printing on a Macintosh
Before you start, make sure your printer is set up and its software is installed as
described on the Start Here sheet.
Whenever you print, make sure you do the following:
■
Use the right paper.
For the best-looking photos, most vivid colors, and greatest detail, always use
genuine EPSON papers and EPSON inks.
■
Choose the right printer settings.
Your printer automatically adjusts itself for each type of paper. That’s why printer
settings are important. They tell your printer what kind of paper you’re using and
what type of print you want. Make sure you check your printer settings every time
you print.
See these sections for instructions on selecting printer settings:
■
“Printing with Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x” on page 32
■
“Printing with Macintosh OS X” on page 35
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Before you begin make sure you selected your printer in the Chooser as described in
“Installing Your Printer Driver” on page 87.
1. From the File menu, select Page Setup. Select the following settings:
Make sure you see SP 900
Select your paper size
Select your paper source
Select your document
or image orientation
2. Click OK to close the Page Setup window.
3. From the File menu, select Print. You see a window like this one:
Select the type of
paper you’re using
Select Color or
Black Ink
Select Automatic mode
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Select higher quality or faster printing
4. Select the following settings:
■
Choose your paper from the Media Type list. See “Selecting the Correct
Media Type” on page 42 for details.
■
Select Color to print a color document or black and white photograph. To
print a black text document, click Black.
■
Choose Automatic to get good printing results for most projects.
■
Set the slider to Quality to select high-quality printing, or Speed for faster
printing. (The slider is not available for all paper types.)
Note: The Quality setting on this screen gives you the best combination of quality
and print speed for most prints. For the highest print quality (Photo RPM) on
selected papers, click Custom then click the Advanced button and see
“Customizing Macintosh Print Settings” on page 38 for instructions on selecting
Photo RPM.
5. You can also do the following:
■
Click
to reduce/enlarge your printed image, print multi-page layouts, or
add a watermark.
■
Click
to control background printing and schedule print jobs.
■
Click
, then click Preview to preview your printout.
■
Click
to check your ink levels.
Tip: For more information about printer settings, click the ? button.
6. Click Print.
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7. If you turned on background printing, you can select EPSON Monitor IV from
the Application menu in the upper right corner of your screen. You see the
EPSON Monitor window:
Select your print job,
then click here to
cancel printing
Click to check
ink levels
Click here to show
or hide the print
settings
Note: If you’re not using background printing and you need to cancel printing,
hold down the
key and press the . (period) key.
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Printing with Macintosh OS X
If you’re using an OS X compatible printing application, follow the steps below to
print a document. (If you’re using an application that’s compatible only with
Macintosh Classic mode, follow the steps in “Printing with Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x”
on page 32 instead.)
Before you begin, make sure you added your printer to the Print Center as described
on the Start Here sheet.
1. From the File menu, select Page Setup. Select the following settings:
Select your printer
name from the list
Select your paper size
Select your document
or image orientation
2. Select your printer from the Format for drop-down list.
Tip: To print with minimized margins feature, select Stylus Photo 900
(Standard - Minimize Margins) from the Format for list. Make sure you choose
the same option as the printer setting in the Print window.
Caution: When printing non-borderless print jobs using a custom page size,
make sure the selected size matches the paper you loaded and is within the
printable area for your printer. For example, never choose a size wider than 9
inches or longer than 44 inches.
3. Click OK to close the Page Setup window.
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4. From the File menu select Print. You see a window like this one:
Select the same
printer name you
chose in step 2.
Select Print Settings
from the list
5. Select your printer name from the Printer drop-down list.
Note: Make sure you chose the same printer that you selected in step 2.
6. Select Print Settings from the list.
7. Select the following Print Settings as necessary:
Select the type of
paper you’re using
Select Automatic
mode
Select Color or
Black Ink
Select higher
quality or faster
printing (if available)
Note: For more information about printer settings, click the Help button.
The Quality setting on this screen gives you the best combination of quality and
print speed for most prints. For the highest print quality (Photo RPM) on selected
papers, click Custom, then click the Advanced button and see “Customizing
Macintosh Print Settings” on page 38.
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8. You can also choose other print settings by selecting these options in the
pull-down menu:
■
Copies & Pages, to select the number of copies or a page range
■
Layout, to select page layout options
■
Output Options, to save your print job as a PDF file
■
Color Management, to select ColorSync,® adjust the color controls, change
the gamma setting, or turn off color adjustments in the printer software
■
Summary, to view a list of all your selections
■
Save Custom Setting (OS X 10.1.x only), to save your selections for future
use (OS X 10.2.x, select Save As from the Presets pull-down menu instead)
9. Click Print.
10. To monitor the progress of your print job, click the
it appears in the dock on the bottom of your desktop.
Print Center icon when
With OS X 10.2.x, double-click Stylus Photo 900 in the Printer List window.
You see a screen like this:
11. Monitor the progress of your print job or do one of the following:
■
Click the print job, then click Delete to delete the job
■
Click the print job, then click Hold to pause printing
■
Click a print job marked “Hold” and click Resume to resume printing
12. When you’re finished, close Print Center.
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Customizing Macintosh Print Settings
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x
You can use advanced settings for color matching, printing at a higher resolution, or
selecting a variety of special effects and layouts.
1. On the printer settings window, click Custom, then click the Custom Settings
list to open it.
Click Custom, then choose:
Economy (to save ink on plain paper) or
ColorSync (to match printed colors with
compatible device colors) from the Custom
Settings list
Note: For more information on custom settings, click the ? button.
2. If you’re finished selecting custom settings, click Print to print your document.
To select more custom settings, go to step 3.
3. To access advanced settings click Custom, then click Advanced.
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4. Select these advanced settings as necessary:
Click here to select Photo
RPM (5760 × 720) for the
best print quality on certain
paper types
Select various print
options here
Select color management
settings here
Note: For the highest print quality, select Photo RPM. Please note that printing
will take longer in this mode.
For more information on advanced settings, or instructions on saving them as a
group so you can reuse them later, click the ? button.
5. Click OK to save your settings, then click Print.
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Macintosh OS X
You can use advanced settings for color matching, printing at a higher resolution, or
selecting a variety of special effects and layouts.
1. On the printer settings window, click Custom, then click the Custom Settings
list to open it.
Click Custom, then choose:
Economy (to save ink on plain paper) or
ColorSync (to match printed colors
with compatible device colors)
2. If you’re finished selecting custom settings, click Print to print your document.
To select more custom settings, go to step 3.
3. To access advanced settings, click Advanced Settings.
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4. Select these advanced settings as necessary:
Click here to select Photo RPM
(5760 × 720) for the best print
quality on certain paper types
Select various print options here
To select color management
settings, select Color Management
from the Print Settings pull-down
menu
Note: For the highest print quality, select Photo RPM. Please note that printing
will take longer in this mode.
For more information on advanced settings, or instructions on saving them as a
group so you can reuse them later, click Help.
5. Click Print.
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Selecting the Correct Media Type
Select the correct Media Type setting so your printer knows what kind of paper
you’re using and adjusts the ink coverage accordingly.
For this paper
Select this Media Type setting
Plain paper sheets or envelopes
Plain paper
EPSON Premium Bright White Paper
EPSON Iron-On Transfer Paper
360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards
EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets
EPSON Matte Paper Heavyweight
Matte Paper - Heavyweight
EPSON Double-Sided Matte Paper
EPSON Photo Paper
Photo Paper
EPSON Panoramic Photo Paper
EPSON Glossy Photo Paper
Glossy Photo Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper
EPSON Glossy Photo Greeting Cards
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EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
EPSON Premium Luster Photo Paper
Premium Luster Photo Paper
EPSON Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
EPSON Photo Stickers
Photo Quality Glossy Film
EPSON ColorLife Photo Paper
ColorLife Photo Paper
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies
Ink Jet Transparencies
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Printing Borderless Photos on Cut Sheets
You can print your photos with no margins, extending the image all the way to the
edges of the page.
Note: For instructions on printing borderless photos on roll paper, see “Loading
Roll Paper” on page 14.
Although borderless printing is a bit slower, you get beautiful snapshots and
enlargements, without trimming, on these papers and sizes:
Paper type or Media Type
setting
Paper name
Sizes
EPSON Matte Paper
Heavyweight
8 × 10
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Matte Paper - Heavyweight
EPSON Glossy Photo
Paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Glossy Photo Paper
EPSON Photo Paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Photo Paper
EPSON Premium
Glossy Photo Paper
4×6
5×7
8 × 10
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Premium Glossy Photo
Paper
EPSON Premium
Semigloss Photo Paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Premium Glossy Photo
Paper
EPSON Premium Luster
Photo Paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Premium Luster Photo Paper
See these sections for instructions on selecting printer settings:
■
“Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x” on page 44
■
“Macintosh OS X” on page 45
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Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x
1. Start your photo program and open your photo file.
2. Open the File menu and click Page Setup. You see the following:
3. Select your Paper Size.
4. Choose Auto Sheet Feeder as the Paper Source.
5. Click the Borderless checkbox. Read the message and click OK.
6. Select Portrait or Landscape as the orientation setting.
7. When you have finished making page setup settings, click OK.
8. Open the File menu and click Print.
9. Select one of the following Media Types:
■
Matte Paper - Heavyweight
■
Photo Paper
■
Glossy Photo Paper
■
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
■
Premium Luster Photo Paper
■
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
10. Select Quality (for higher quality) or Speed (for faster printing) using the slider.
11. Click Print.
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Macintosh OS X
1. Start your photo program and open your photo file.
2. Open the File menu and click Page Setup. You see the following:
Select Stylus Photo 900(Sheet
Feeder - Borderless)
3. Select Stylus Photo 900(Sheet Feeder - Borderless) in the Format for
drop-down list.
Caution: When printing borderless photos, select one of the supported paper
sizes listed in the table on page 43; never select a custom or unsupported paper
size or ink may spray inside your printer.
4. Select your Paper Size.
5. Select your document or image orientation.
6. Click OK.
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7. Open the File menu and click Print. You see the following:
Select Stylus Photo 900(Sheet
Feeder - Borderless)
8. Select Stylus Photo 900(Sheet Feeder - Borderless) in the Printer drop-down
list.
Note: Make sure you chose the same printer that you selected in step 3.
9. Select Print Settings from the list.
10. Select one of the following Media Types:
■
Matte Paper Heavyweight
■
Photo Paper
■
Glossy Photo Paper
■
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
■
Premium Luster Photo Paper
■
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
11. Select Quality (for higher quality) or Speed (for faster printing) using the slider.
12. Click Print.
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Printing on CDs and Special Media
Your EPSON Stylus Photo 900 gives you several options for specialized printing:
■
You can print directly on ink-jet printable CDs and DVDs using your own
photos, text, and artwork.
■
You can print a series of photos on roll paper.
■
You can use the manual feed slot to print on heavy materials such as card stock
and matte board up to 1.3 mm thick.
Follow the instructions in these sections:
■
“Printing on CDs and DVDs” below
■
“Printing on Roll Paper” on page 61
■
“Printing on Card Stock or Matte Board” on page 69
Printing on CDs and DVDs
Your printer includes a special tray that lets you print customized text, graphics, and
photos directly on any ink-jet printable CD or DVD. The EPSON Print CD
software makes it easy to import your own photos, add text, and modify your designs
with a variety of special effects. You can print on both regular 12-cm CDs and 8-cm
mini CDs.
Caution: Thermal printable CDs and DVDs should not be used with this printer.
You can order ink-jet printable CDs and DVDs from several websites, for example,
www.pcmall.com, www.cdw.com, www.warehouse.com, www.zones.com,
www.macconnection.com, and www.pcconnection.com. Make sure you purchase
CDs and DVDs that have an ink-jet printable surface.
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Follow the steps in these sections:
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“Cleaning the Roller” on page 48
■
“Designing CDs and DVDs” on page 49
■
“Inserting a CD or DVD” on page 53
■
“Printing Your Design” on page 56
■
“Adjusting the Print Position” on page 57
■
“Adjusting the Print Density” on page 59
Cleaning the Roller
Before you print on CDs or DVDs, it’s a good idea to clean the roller inside the
printer. You can do this by feeding and ejecting several sheets of plain paper.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and letter-size paper is loaded.
2. Press the
paper button to feed the paper into the printer.
3. Press the
paper button again to eject the paper.
4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 several times.
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Designing CDs and DVDs
You can use EPSON Print CD to create and print a design with images, graphics, and
text. You can use your own photos or choose from a selection of photographic and
abstract images included with the program.
Note: EPSON Print CD software is not available for Mac OS X.
The easiest way to create your own design is to start with an existing file and then
personalize it for your own use.
1. Start EPSON Print CD.
2. Click the
Open icon or select Open from the File menu.
3. Select Sample1.ec2 and click OK (Windows), or sample01 and click Open
(Macintosh).
You see the Midnight Music CD on the workspace:
Windows
Macintosh
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4. To change the background image, click the
Background icon (Windows) or
choose Background from the Insert menu (Macintosh). You see a window like
the following:
Click here to
select a new
background image
Windows
Macintosh
5. Click Select Image (Windows) or Select Background (Macintosh).
You see the following:
Macintosh
Windows
6. Select one of the images included with the program, and click OK (Windows) or
Open (Macintosh). (You can also click the TWAIN button to scan in an image or
download one from your digital camera.)
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If you want to choose one of your own images, do one of the following:
■
Windows: Click the File tab, then click Browse to locate the folder where
your images are stored and click OK. You see thumbnail images of all the files
in the folder. Select your image and click OK.
■
Macintosh: Locate the folder where your images are stored, then select the
one you want and click Open.
7. If you want to modify the template or enhance your image, click Image
Adjustment (Windows), or use any of the available editing features (Macintosh).
You can adjust the brightness, contrast, and gamma, or apply mosaic, blur, or
special color effects.
Macintosh
Windows
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8. To edit the text, do one of the following:
■
Windows: Double-click any text block on the CD image to open the text
editing window. Enter your text and use the tabs to apply formatting and
special effects, then click OK.
■
Macintosh: Use any of the options on the Text Settings palette. You can also
use the options on the Color Settings and Object Settings palettes.
Windows
Click here to curve
a line of text
Macintosh
9. To curve a single line of text, click the text, then drag the red “handle” up or
down.
10. When you’re finished, choose Save as from the File menu to save your file.
Note: To check your design, it’s a good idea to print it on a sheet of plain paper
before printing on a CD or DVD. Make sure you have plain paper loaded in the
printer, then follow the instructions in “Printing Your Design” on page 56 to print.
When you’re ready to load a CD or DVD, follow the instructions in “Inserting a CD
or DVD” on page 53.
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Inserting a CD or DVD
Make sure the data, music, or video is burned on your ink-jet printable CDs or DVDs
before you print. Otherwise, dirt or scratches on the surface may cause errors when
you burn the data. If you plan to print large numbers of CDs or DVDs, it’s a good
idea to print a small sample, then wait a day and check the quality to make sure it is
satisfactory.
If you want to check the print position or color, see the instructions for “Adjusting the
Print Position” on page 57 and “Adjusting the Print Density” on page 59.
Before you insert a CD or DVD, make sure the printer is turned on. Otherwise, the
disc may not be positioned correctly.
Then follow these steps:
1. Push in the output tray extension, but leave the tray open.
2. Set the paper thickness lever to the
rapidly.
position. The
paper light begins flashing
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3. Place the CD or DVD on the CD tray with the white or printable side face-up.
4. Slide the edge guide to the right to make room for the tray.
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5. Insert the tray against the left side of the feeder.
6. Open the printer cover and push the tray into the printer, aligning the white line
on the tray with the edges of the printer rollers.
Printer rollers
White line
7. Slide the edge guide against the tray.
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8. Set the paper thickness lever to the
position. The
paper light goes out.
9. Close the printer cover. Then follow the instructions in “Printing Your Design”
below to print with EPSON Print CD.
Printing Your Design
After you have created your design and loaded a CD or DVD, you’re ready to print.
1. Open the File menu and select Printer Settings (Windows) or Page Setup
(Macintosh).
2. Make sure your EPSON Stylus Photo 900 is selected, and the Paper Source is set
to Manual or Manual Feed.
Macintosh
Windows
Select the Manual or Manual Feed paper source
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3. Click OK.
4. Open the File menu and select Print, or click the
screen:
Windows
Print button. You see this
Macintosh
5. Click OK (Windows) or Print (Macintosh).
Note: After you print, handle the CD or DVD carefully. To allow the ink to dry fully,
wait at least 24 hours before playing the disc or inserting it in a drive. Keep
printed discs away from moisture and direct sunlight.
When you’re finished printing on CDs and DVDs, make sure you return the paper
thickness lever to the position.
Caution: Don’t move the paper thickness lever during printing; this could damage
your printer.
If you want to check the print position or color, see the instructions for “Adjusting the
Print Position” on page 57 and “Adjusting the Print Density” on page 59.
Adjusting the Print Position
If your printed images and text are not centered or positioned the way you want, you
may need to adjust the printing position. Use the blank cardboard check disk
included with your printer, or an extra CD. You can also use these steps to check the
position before you print on a CD or DVD:
1. Place the position check disk (or an extra CD) on the CD tray and insert it into
the printer, as described on page 53.
2. Start EPSON Print CD.
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3. Follow the instructions in “Printing Your Design” on page 56 to make sure your
EPSON Stylus Photo 900 is selected, and the Paper Source is set to Manual or
Manual Feed.
4. Select Print from the File menu, or click the
Windows
Print button. You see this screen:
Macintosh
Select this setting
5. Select Print Position Confirmation (or Check) Pattern and click OK
(Windows) or Print (Macintosh). The confirmation pattern is printed on the
check disk or CD.
6. Remove the check disk or CD and measure the distance from the edge of the hole
to the small cross marks (distances labeled A and B as shown). You’ll need a
millimeter ruler for these measurements.
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7. Open the File menu and select Adjust Print Position. You see this screen:
Macintosh
Windows
Enter measurements here
8. Make sure Enter Values or Value Entry is checked, then input the A distance in
the Height (Top) or Top Space box. Enter the B distance in the Width (Right)
or Right Space box.
9. Click OK to save the measurements to the EPSON Print CD program.
Adjusting the Print Density
If ink smears on your printed CDs or DVDs, you may need to adjust the color
saturation or ink density. CDs from different manufacturers may absorb ink
differently, so you may need to adjust the density for each type of disc. Follow these
instructions to print a color saturation check pattern, and then make adjustments as
necessary.
1. Insert a test CD or DVD for printing, as described on page 53.
2. Start EPSON Print CD.
3. Follow the instructions in “Printing Your Design” on page 56 to make sure your
EPSON Stylus Photo 900 is selected, and the Paper Source is set to Manual or
Manual Feed.
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4. Select Print from the File menu, or click the
Print button. You see this screen:
Macintosh
Windows
Select this setting
5. Select Print Density Confirmation (or Check) Pattern and click OK
(Windows) or Print (Macintosh).
6. After the pattern is printed, examine the printed CD or DVD and make the Print
Color Correction (or Color Correction) setting lighter or darker as necessary.
You can print three density patterns on one disc. Each pattern is printed in a
different location.
After the first pattern is printed, adjust the setting, then repeat steps 4 through 6,
selecting Second or Second Time to print the second pattern.
If you want to try a third Color Correction setting, you can repeat steps 4 through
6 again and select Third or Third Time.
7. Remove the CD or DVD and let it dry for at least 24 hours. Then check the
saturation levels again.
Note: You can also use the Brightness and Contrast settings in EPSON Print CD
to adjust color saturation. See “Designing CDs and DVDs” on page 49 for
instructions.
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Printing on Roll Paper
Before you print on roll paper, make sure the paper is loaded correctly, as described in
“Loading Roll Paper” on page 14. Follow the steps in the next sections to select your
roll paper settings in Windows or Macintosh.
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“Windows” below
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“Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x” on page 63
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“Macintosh OS X” on page 64
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“Removing Your Photos and Paper” on page 67
Windows
1. Open your photo file and resize it as necessary.
2. Open the File menu and click Print.
3. Click Properties or Preferences. You see this screen:
4. Choose Photo or Best Photo as the Quality Type.
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5. Choose Roll as the paper Source. The Roll Paper Options window pops up, as
shown above.
6. Select one of the following Roll Paper Options:
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Banner Mode: Makes multi-page documents print as one large page. When
the Save roll paper option is checked, the printer stops printing after the last
word or image is printed.
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Cut Sheet Mode: Prints multi-page documents as individual pages. When
the Print page frame option is checked, the printer prints a dashed line
between each page.
7. Click Borderless if you want to print borderless photos.
8. Select one of the following as the paper Type, depending on the paper you’re
using:
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Premium Glossy Photo Paper
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Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
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Premium Luster Photo Paper
9. Select the photo size as the paper Size setting.
10. Click OK, then click OK or Print.
After your photos are printed, see “Removing Your Photos and Paper” on page 67.
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Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x
1. Open your photo file and resize it as necessary.
2. Open the file menu and select Page Setup. You see this screen:
3. Select the photo size as the Paper Size.
4. Choose Roll Paper as the Paper Source.
5. Click Borderless if you want to print borderless photos.
6. Select one of the following Roll Paper Options:
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Banner Mode: Makes multi-page documents print as one large page. When
the Save roll paper option is checked, the printer stops printing after the last
word or image is printed.
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Cut Sheet Mode: Prints multi-page documents as individual pages. When
the Print page frame option is checked, the printer prints a dashed line
between each page.
7. Click OK.
8. Open the file menu and select Print.
9. Select one of the following as the Media Type, depending on the paper you’re
using:
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Premium Glossy Photo Paper
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Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
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Premium Luster Photo Paper
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10. Select Quality (for higher print quality) or Speed (for faster printing) using the
slider.
11. Click Print.
After your photos are printed, see “Removing Your Photos and Paper” on page 67.
Macintosh OS X
1. Open your photo file and resize it as necessary.
2. Open the File menu and select Page Setup. You see this screen:
Select your printer
name from the list
3. Select Stylus Photo 900(Roll Paper) in the Format for drop-down list.
To print borderless photos, select Stylus Photo 900(Roll Paper - Borderless)
or Stylus Photo 900(Roll Paper - Borderless Banner).
Caution: When printing photos on roll paper using a custom paper size, make
sure the selected size is within the printable area for your printer. For example,
never choose a size wider than 9 inches or longer than 44 inches.
4. Select the photo size as the Paper Size.
5. Click OK.
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6. Open the File menu and select Print.
Select the same
printer name you
chose in step 3
7. Select Stylus Photo 900(Roll Paper) from the Printer drop-down list.
If you selected a different Roll Paper option, make sure you select the same one as
you chose in step 3.
Note: Make sure you chose the same printer that you selected in step 3.
8. Select Roll Paper Options from the drop down list. You see this window:
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9. Choose one of the following, depending on the Roll Paper setting you selected:
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Banner Mode: Makes multi-page documents print as one large page. When
the Save roll paper option is checked, the printer stops printing after the last
word or image is printed.
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Cut Sheet Mode: Prints multi-page documents as individual pages. When
the Print page frame option is checked, the printer prints a dashed line
between each page.
10. Select Print Settings from the list.
11. Select one of the following as the Media Type, depending on the paper you’re
using:
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Premium Glossy Photo Paper
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Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
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Premium Luster Photo Paper
12. Select Quality (for higher print quality) or Speed (for faster printing) using the
slider.
13. Click Print.
After your photos are printed, see “Removing Your Photos and Paper” on page 67.
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Removing Your Photos and Paper
After your photos are printed, you can either send another print job or cut off the
photos and remove the paper from the printer.
1. Press the
roll paper button to print a cutting line. The printer feeds the paper
to the cutting position.
2. Cut the paper along the dotted line, being careful not to pull the paper as you cut
it.
3. When you’re finished printing on roll paper, you need to “unload it” from the
printer. Press and hold the
roll paper button for three seconds. The paper
feeds backwards out of the printer.
You can also set the paper thickness lever to the
manual feed position, then
turn the knobs to roll up the paper. Make sure you return the lever to the
position after you remove the paper.
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4. Turn the knobs to roll the rest of the paper onto the holder. Then press the
roll paper button to turn off the red paper light.
5. Pull the roll paper holder out of its mounting slots and remove the roll paper from
the holder.
6. Return the unused roll to its original package.
Store your printouts in resealable plastic bags, photo albums, or glass-covered picture
frames. Keep both printed and unused roll paper away from high temperatures,
humidity, and direct sunlight.
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Printing on Card Stock or Matte Board
You can use the manual feed slot in the back of the printer to print on white card
stock or matte board up to 1.3 mm (0.051 inch or 51 mil) thick, in the following
sizes: letter, legal, or A4 size.
Before you start, remove the paper support. Then turn the printer on. (The printer
must be on to load card stock correctly.)
1. Push in the output tray extension, but leave the tray open.
2. Set the paper thickness lever to the
rapidly.
position. The
paper light begins flashing
3. Slide the edge guide to the right to make room for the card stock.
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4. Open the printer cover and place a sheet of card stock against the left side of the
manual feed slot, with the side you want to print on facing up.
5. Slide the card stock into the printer until the leading edge is 1 cm (0.4 inches)
from the gray rollers.
Printer rollers
1 cm
6. Slide the edge guide against the card stock.
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7. Set the paper thickness lever to the
position. (If the print quality is not
satisfactory, try setting the paper thickness lever to the position for the next
print.)
If you’re using the manual feed slot to print on paper rather than card stock, set
the paper thickness lever to the position.
8. Close the printer cover and press the
printer.
button to feed the card stock into the
Note: If the
paper light flashes, make sure the paper thickness lever is set
correctly, then press the
button again.
9. Before you print, make sure you select Manual or Manual Feed as the paper
source in your printer software (see “Printing in Windows” on page 21 or
“Printing on a Macintosh” on page 31).
When you’re finished printing on card stock, make sure you return the paper
thickness lever to the position.
Caution: Don’t move the paper thickness lever during printing; this could damage
your printer.
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Maintaining Your Printer
Follow the instructions in this chapter to keep your printer working at its best and to
prepare it for moving, if necessary:
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“Cleaning the Print Head” below
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“Replacing an Ink Cartridge” on page 76
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“Aligning the Print Head” on page 81
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“Cleaning the Printer” on page 84
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“Transporting the Printer” on page 85
For more details, see your on-screen User’s Guide.
Cleaning the Print Head
If your printouts are unexpectedly light, or dots or lines are missing, you may need to
clean the print head. This unclogs the nozzles so they can deliver ink properly. Print
head cleaning uses ink, so clean it only if quality declines.
This section explains how to clean the print head using the Head Cleaning utility.
You can also clean the print head by holding down the button on the printer for
three seconds. (This only works when the red light is off.)
Caution: When you don’t turn on your printer for a long time, print quality can
decline, so turn it on and print a few pages at least once a month to maintain
good print quality.
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Running the Head Cleaning Utility
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and the red ink light is off.
(If the ink light is flashing or on, you need to replace a cartridge; see page 76
for details.)
2. Windows: Right-click the
printer icon on your taskbar (in the lower right
corner of your screen). Select Head Cleaning.
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x: Open the File menu and choose Page Setup or Print.
Click the
Utility button, then click the
Head Cleaning button.
Macintosh OS X: Open the Applications folder and select EPSON Printer
Utility. Select SP 900 in the printer list, click OK, and select Head Cleaning.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to clean the print head.
Cleaning takes about 45 seconds. The printer makes noise and the green
power light flashes.
Caution: Never turn off the printer while the green
power light is flashing,
unless the printer hasn’t moved or made noise for more than 5 minutes.
4. When the green power light stops flashing, make sure paper is loaded in the
printer, then do the following:
Windows: Click Print nozzle check pattern. Then click Print.
Macintosh: Click Confirmation, then click Next.
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The nozzle check pattern prints (see “Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern”
below for details).
5. If the nozzle check pattern has no gaps or white lines, click Finish.
If the pattern has white lines, click Clean to clean the print head again.
If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning three or four times, refer to
“Problems and Solutions” on page 94.
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.
Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern
Examine the nozzle check pattern you printed. Each staggered line should be solid,
with no gaps, as shown.
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If your printout looks okay, you’re done.
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If you see any gaps (as shown below), clean the print head again; see “Running the
Head Cleaning Utility” on page 74 for instructions.
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Replacing an Ink Cartridge
■
When the red
ink light flashes, one or more ink cartridges are low on ink.
■
When the red
ink light stays on, you need to replace the cartridge(s).
When you print, you’ll also see a message on your screen telling you which cartridge is
low or empty.
When a cartridge is more than six months old, you may need to replace it if printouts
don’t look their best. If the quality doesn’t improve after cleaning and aligning the
print head, you can replace the cartridge even if the red ink light is off.
Checking the Ink Supply
To check your ink supply, do the following:
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Windows: Double-click the
like this:
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Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x: From the File menu, select Print, then click the
icon.
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Macintosh OS X: Choose Applications > EPSON Printer Utility > SP 900 >
Status Monitor.
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icon on the Windows taskbar. You see a window
ink
You see a window like this:
Click a cartridge image to
display information about
the cartridge.
Purchasing Ink Cartridges
Use these EPSON ink cartridges within six months of installing them and before the
expiration date on the package:
Ink cartridge
Part number
Black
T007201
Color
T009201
Caution: 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.
When you need new ink cartridges, contact your dealer, or call the EPSON Store at
(800) 873-7766 or visit www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call
(800) 463-7766 for dealer referral.
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Ink Cartridge Precautions
Warning: Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children.
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets
in your eyes, flush them thoroughly with water.
Caution: To avoid damaging the printer, never move the print head by hand.
You cannot print if an ink cartridge is empty. Even though you have a second
black cartridge, you cannot print if one 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.
Removing and Installing Ink Cartridges
Be sure you have a new ink cartridge before you begin. Once you start replacing a
cartridge, you must complete all the steps in one session.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on (the green
not flashing). Then open the printer cover.
power light should be on, but
2. Press and release the ink button. The print head moves to the ink cartridge
replacement position.
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The red
light also begins to flash or remains on.
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If it flashes at the same speed as the green
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If it flashes twice as fast as the green
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If it remains on, replace both cartridges.
light, replace the black cartridge.
light, replace the color ink cartridge.
Note: You can also use the Status Monitor to find out which cartridge is out of
ink. See “Checking the Ink Supply” on page 76 for more information.
The color cartridge is on the right and the black is on the left.
3. Pull up the ink cartridge clamp. The cartridge rises up from its holder.
4. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it carefully.
5. Remove the new cartridge from its package. Then remove only the yellow tape seal
on top.
Caution: Don’t touch the green circuit board on the back of the cartridge; you
may inhibit normal operation and printing.
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6. Lower the new cartridge down into the holder.
Make sure the tabs rest on the hooks in back.
Hooks
Caution: Don’t place the cartridge tabs under the hooks; you may damage the
clamp when you close it.
7. Press down firmly on the ink cartridge clamp until it snaps in place.
8. If you need to replace the other ink cartridge, repeat steps 3 through 7 before
continuing with step 9.
9. Close the printer cover and press the
the ink delivery system.
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ink button. The printer begins charging
The green power light flashes and the printer makes noise. Charging takes
about half a minute. When it’s finished, the green power light stops flashing
and stays on, and the red light goes out.
Caution: Never turn off the printer while the green
power light is flashing,
unless the printer hasn’t moved or made noise for more than 5 minutes.
Aligning the Print Head
If your printouts contain misaligned vertical lines, or you see light or dark horizontal
banding, you may need to align the print head.
1. Turn on the printer.
2. Load several sheets of paper.
3. Windows: Right-click the
printer icon on your taskbar (in the lower right
corner of your screen). Select Print Head Alignment.
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x: From the File menu, select Page Setup or Print. Click
the
Utility button, then click the
Print Head Alignment button.
Macintosh OS X: Open the Applications folder and select EPSON Printer
Utility. Select SP 900 in the printer list, click OK, and select Print Head
Alignment.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen to print a test page. You see this window:
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5. On the test page, select the pattern with the two vertical lines most precisely
printed on top of each other. You may need to use a magnifying glass or loupe.
Select one pattern each for rows 1 through 3. Enter the number of the best pattern
for each row in the corresponding boxes on the screen. Then click Next.
If you can’t find an aligned pattern, choose the one that’s closest to being aligned.
Then click Realignment to print another test page and repeat this step.
6. After you click Next, you see this window:
7. Click Print to print the first pattern on the next test page.
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8. After it prints, remove and reload the test page as shown, with pattern row #1 on
the right.
9. Click Print again to print the second test pattern.
10. On the test page, select a box for columns 1 and 2 that does not contain any light
or dark banding.
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11. Enter the number of the best looking box in each column in the corresponding
boxes on the screen and click Finish.
If you can’t find a box that doesn’t contain banding, choose the one that looks the
best. Then click Realignment to print another test page and repeat steps 6
through 11.
Cleaning the Printer
To keep your printer working at its best, you should clean it several times a year.
1. Turn off the printer, unplug the power cord, and disconnect the cable.
2. Remove all the paper, then use a soft brush to clean the sheet feeder.
3. If the outer case or inside of the sheet feeder is dirty, clean it with a soft cloth
dampened with mild detergent. Keep the printer cover closed to prevent water
from getting inside.
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4. If ink accidentally gets inside the printer, wipe it off with a damp cloth.
Clean here
Warning: Don’t touch the gears or any other parts inside the printer.
Caution: Never use a hard or abrasive brush, or benzine, alcohol, or paint thinner
for cleaning; they can damage the printer components and case.
Don’t get water on the printer components and don’t spray lubricants or oils
inside the printer.
Transporting the Printer
If you need to ship your printer, you must prepare it for transportation in its original
box or one of a similar size.
Caution: To avoid damage, always leave the ink cartridges installed when
transporting the printer.
1. Open the printer cover and 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 printer
cable from the printer.
3. Remove any paper from the printer, then remove the paper support and roll paper
holders.
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4. Open the printer cover. Secure the ink cartridge holder with the plastic insert that
came with your printer (or secure it to the case with tape).
Plastic insert
Caution: Be sure to remove the insert after installing the printer in its new
location.
5. Close the printer cover, push in the output tray extension, then close the output
tray.
6. Repack the printer and its attachments in the original box using the protective
materials that came with them.
Keep the printer level as you transport it.
After transporting the printer, remove the plastic insert or tape securing the print head
and test your printer. If you notice a decline in print quality, clean the print head (see
page 73); if output is misaligned, align the print head (see page 81).
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Installing Your Printer Software
Before you install your printer software, follow the steps on the Start Here sheet to set
up your printer and connect it to your computer.
If you’re using Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows ME, Windows 98, or
Macintosh OS X, follow the software installation instructions on the Start Here sheet.
If you’re using Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x, follow the instructions in this chapter to
install your printer software.
Installing Printer Software on Macintosh
OS 8.6 to 9.x
Before you start, make sure your printer is set up, connected to your computer, and
turned on, as described on the Start Here sheet. Installation takes place in several
phases. Follow the instructions in the two sections below, first to install your printer
driver, and then to install additional software.
Installing Your Printer Driver
1. Make sure your printer is connected and turned on. Then turn on your
Macintosh.
2. Insert the EPSON CD-ROM in your CD-ROM or DVD drive.
3. Select the EPSON CD-ROM icon on your desktop, if necessary, then
double-click the EPSON OS 8 and 9 Installer icon in the window that opens.
4. Read and agree to the license agreement to continue the installation.
5. Click Printer Driver and follow the instructions on the screen to install the
software and restart your Macintosh.
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6. After your Macintosh restarts, register your printer with EPSON as instructed.
7. Open the Chooser from the Apple menu.
8. Select SP 900 and select your USB port.
9. Turn on background printing, then close the Chooser.
Follow the instructions in the next section to finish the installation.
Installing Optional Software
1. Double-click the EPSON CD-ROM icon then click the EPSON OS 8 and 9
Installer icon in the window that opens.
2. Click EPSON Printer Information Center, then follow the instructions on the
screen to install it on your desktop.
3. Click Photo Software and click the button for each program to learn more
about it. If you want the program, click Install and follow the instructions on the
screen. Then click Back to return to the Photo Software menu.
Note: If you see a message about installing QuickTime,® click Yes and follow the
instructions on the screen. You don't need a registration number.
4. When you’re finished, close any open windows and click Back.
5. Click CD Printing Software, then follow the instructions on the screen to install
EPSON Print CD.
6. Close any open windows and click Exit at the Install Menu.
7. Restart your computer if prompted. You’re ready to print.
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Solving Problems
See “Diagnosing Printer Problems” on page 91 to help determine what the cause of
your printer problem may be. Then see these sections for solutions:
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“Setup and Software Installation Problems” on page 94
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“Printer Problems” on page 95
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“Quality Problems” on page 96
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“Paper Problems” on page 98
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“CD/DVD Printing Problems” on page 99
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“Miscellaneous Problems” on page 100
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“Uninstalling and Reinstalling Printer Software” on page 102
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“Where To Get Help” on page 103
Tip: It’s a good idea to check EPSON’s support web site periodically for free
updates to your printer driver. Visit http://support.epson.com. Download
instructions are posted for your convenience.
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Printer Parts
Paper support
Sheet feeder
Edge guide
Roll paper button
Ink button
Output tray
Power button
Paper button
Output tray extension
Printer cover
Roll paper holders
Paper thickness
lever
USB interface
Parallel interface
Manual feed slot
Manual feed edge guide
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Diagnosing Printer Problems
First, check the printer’s lights (see below) or run a printer check (see page 92).
Lights
Explanation
Green
flashes
power light
The printer is receiving a print job, replacing an ink cartridge,
charging ink, or cleaning the print head.
Red
paper light on
Your paper ran out. Load more paper and press the
button.
Red
paper light flashes
Paper is jammed in the printer.
paper
Press the paper button to eject the jammed paper. If the
light is still flashing, open the cover and remove all paper,
including any jammed or torn pieces. Then reload paper and
press the paper button to continue printing.
You can also set the paper thickness lever to the
position,
pull the jammed paper out, then return the lever to the
position.
If you’re using roll paper, press the
roll paper button. If the
roll paper is jammed, you may need to remove the paper, then
reload it to continue printing (see “Removing Your Photos and
Paper” on page 67).
Red paper light flashes
quickly
The paper thickness lever is set incorrectly.
Red
ink light flashes
One of the cartridges is low on ink. Check the message that
appears on your screen to determine which cartridge is low or
follow the instructions in “Checking the Ink Supply” on
page 76. Make sure you have a replacement cartridge.
Red
ink light on
One of the cartridges is out of ink or not installed. Make sure
you have a replacement cartridge, then follow the steps in
“Removing and Installing Ink Cartridges” on page 78 to install
it.
Set the paper thickness lever to the correct setting for the
paper that you loaded in the printer. See “Loading Paper” on
page 13 for instructions.
If you have just installed a new cartridge, it may be
incompatible with the printer or incorrectly installed. Reinstall it
or replace it with the correct cartridge, as described page 78.
power light and
Green
red ink light are on
One or both of the ink cartridges is not installed correctly.
Reinstall it as described on page 78.
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Lights
Explanation
Green power light is off; Paper may be blocking movement of the print head. Turn off
red paper and red ink the printer, then open the cover and remove any jammed paper
lights flashing alternately
or other foreign objects. Turn the printer back on again. If the
lights are still on, contact your dealer or EPSON as described in
“Where To Get Help” on page 103.
Green power light is off; The printer may have an internal error. Turn off the printer, wait
red paper and red ink a few seconds, and turn it on again. If the lights are still
lights flashing
flashing, contact your dealer or EPSON as described in “Where
To Get Help” on page 103.
Running a Printer Check
You can run a printer check to determine whether a problem comes from the printer
or some other source.
1. Turn off your printer and computer.
2. Disconnect the printer’s interface cable.
3. Load letter-size paper in the printer.
4. Hold down the paper button, then press and release the
When printing starts, release both buttons.
power button.
A test page prints showing the printer’s ROM version number, an ink counter
code, and a nozzle check pattern. (If the pattern has gaps, you need to clean the
print head as described on page 73.)
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If the test page prints, the problem probably lies in your software settings,
interface cable, or computer, or your software may not be installed correctly.
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If the test page doesn’t print, you may have a problem with your printer.
Try the suggestions in “Problems and Solutions” on page 94. If nothing works,
contact your dealer or EPSON as described in “Where To Get Help” on
page 103.
5. Turn off the printer, reconnect the interface cable, then turn on your printer and
computer.
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Problems and Solutions
Setup and Software Installation Problems
The printer makes noise after ink
cartridge installation.
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When you install ink cartridges,
the printer must charge its print
head for a minute or so. Wait
until it’s finished (the green
power light stops flashing)
before you turn off the printer,
or it may use excess ink the next
time you turn it on.
Make sure the ink cartridges are
inserted completely and no
packing material remains in the
printer. Turn off the printer,
wait a moment, then turn it
back on.
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Close other programs, including
screen savers and virus
protectors, and install again.
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If the SP 900 icon doesn’t
appear in the Macintosh
Chooser, you may have an
extension conflict. Turn off any
unnecessary extensions and
restart.
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If you see an error message with
Windows 2000, you may not
have software installation
privileges. Contact your System
Administrator.
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If you’re using Windows and
the USB port, make sure your
system was not upgraded from
Windows 95; the USB driver
may not install correctly.
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Make sure the USB Controller
is working properly in Device
Manager. See your Windows
help system for details.
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If you’re printing over a
network, see “Setting Up
Network Printing” in your
on-screen User’s Guide for
instructions on configuring your
printer for use on a network.
You’re having problems installing
the printer software.
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Make sure your printer is turned
on and its cable is securely
connected at both ends. Follow
the installation steps on the
Start Here sheet or page 87
(Mac OS 8.6 to 9.x), and make
sure your system meets the
requirements on page 105.
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Printer Problems
Only the green
power light is
on, but nothing prints.
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Make sure the interface cable is
securely connected at both ends
and meets the system
requirements; see page 105.
Run a printer check as described
on page 92. If the test page
prints, make sure your software
is installed correctly.
If you’re printing on a network,
make sure you set up your
printer for network printing, as
described in “Setting Up
Network Printing” in your
on-screen User’s Guide.
The printer sounds as though it is
printing, but nothing prints.
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The print head nozzles may
need cleaning; see page 73 for
instructions.
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The printer won’t operate
properly if it’s tilted or at an
angle. Place it on a flat, stable
surface.
Your printer makes noise when
you turn it on or after it has been
sitting for awhile.
Your printer is performing routine
maintenance.
Printing is too slow.
Make sure your system meets the
system requirements listed on
page 105. If you’re printing a
high-resolution image, you need
more than the minimum
requirements. You may also need to:
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Clear space on your hard drive
or run a defragmentation utility.
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Close open programs that
you’re not using.
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Increase your system’s memory
(RAM).
For the fastest printing, try these
tips:
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Select Draft as the Quality Type
(Windows) or set the
Quality/Speed slider to Speed
(Macintosh).
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In the Advanced window, turn
High Speed on (Windows) or
MicroWeave® off and High
Speed on (Macintosh).
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If your printer is connected to a
USB hub, disconnect any
unused USB devices.
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If you’re using the parallel port,
enable ECP/DMA mode on
your computer’s parallel port.
See your computer
documentation or the
manufacturer for instructions.
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Quality Problems
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Try using Automatic mode
(Macintosh only); See “Printing
on a Macintosh” on page 31 for
instructions.
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Align the print head as
described on page 81.
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Make sure Maximum
(Windows), Minimize
Margins (Macintosh 8.6 to
9.x), or Stylus Photo
You see banding (light lines).
900(Standard - Minimize
Margins) (Macintosh OS X) is
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Clean the print head nozzles; see
page 73 for instructions.
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Select a higher Quality Type or
Print Quality and turn off High
Speed mode; see “Printing in
Windows” on page 21 or
“Printing on a Macintosh” on
page 31.
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Make sure the paper Type
(Windows) or Media Type
(Macintosh) setting matches
your paper; see page 27
(Windows) or page 42
(Macintosh) for guidelines.
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Make sure the printable side of
the paper is face up.
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The ink cartridges may need
replacing; see page 76.
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not selected. Banding may occur
in the expanded area.
Your print is blurry or smeared.
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Make sure your paper isn’t
damp, curled, or loaded face
down.
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Use a support sheet with special
paper, or try loading your paper
one sheet at a time.
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Make sure your paper meets the
specifications listed in the
on-screen User’s Guide.
■
Use EPSON papers for proper
saturation and ink absorption.
■
Check the paper thickness lever.
Set it to for most papers and
for envelopes; for CDs or
DVDs, see page 53 or for heavy
stock, see page 69.
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Align the print head as
described on page 81.
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Make sure your paper isn’t
damaged, old, dirty, or loaded
face down. If it is, load new
paper, face up. For best results,
use genuine EPSON paper.
Your printout is grainy.
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Use a higher quality paper or
select a higher Quality Type or
Print Quality setting; see
“Printing in Windows” on
page 21 or “Printing on a
Macintosh” on page 31.
■
Align the print head as
described on page 81.
■
Increase the image resolution or
print it in a smaller size; see your
software documentation.
Your printout is faint or has gaps.
You see wrong or missing colors.
■
Clean the print head nozzles; see
page 73 for instructions.
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The ink cartridges may be old or
low on ink; see “Checking the
Ink Supply” on page 76.
■
Make sure the paper Type
(Windows) or Media Type
(Macintosh) setting matches
your paper; see page 27
(Windows) or page 42
(Macintosh) for guidelines.
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Make sure Black ink only is off
(Windows) or Color Ink is
selected (Macintosh), even for
black and white photographs.
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Clean the print head nozzles; see
page 73 for instructions.
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The ink cartridges may be old or
low on ink; see “Checking the
Ink Supply” on page 76.
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Try turning off PhotoEnhance.™
Also check if you’re using a
special effect that alters image
colors, like Sepia.
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■
Try using Automatic mode
(Macintosh only). See “Printing
on a Macintosh” on page 31 for
instructions.
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Try changing the Gamma
setting. See “Customizing
Windows Print Settings” on
page 25 or “Customizing
Macintosh Print Settings” on
page 38 to access the Advanced
settings.
Paper sheets don’t feed correctly
or jam in the printer.
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Your printed colors can never
exactly match your on-screen
colors. However, you can use a
color management system—
such as ICM (Windows) or
ColorSync (Macintosh)—to get
as close as possible. See
“Customizing Windows Print
Settings” on page 25 or
“Customizing Macintosh Print
Settings” on page 38 for details.
Paper Problems
Paper doesn’t eject fully or is
wrinkled.
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If the paper doesn’t eject fully,
you may have set the wrong
paper size. Press the paper
button to eject the paper, then
select the correct paper size.
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If it’s wrinkled when it ejects,
the paper may be damp or too
thin. Load new paper.
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If paper doesn’t feed or multiple
pages feed, remove it from the
sheet feeder. Fan the edges of
the sheets, reload them against
the right side of the feeder, and
slide the edge guide snugly, but
not too tightly, against the
paper. Don’t load paper above
the arrow on the left edge guide.
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If paper jams, press the paper
button. If necessary, open the
cover and remove any jammed
or torn pieces. Load new paper
and press the paper button.
You can also set the paper
thickness lever to the
position, pull out the jammed
paper, and then return the lever
to the position.
Card stock doesn’t feed correctly
or jams in the printer.
Follow the steps in “Printing on
Card Stock or Matte Board” on
page 69 to use the manual feed slot.
Roll paper doesn’t feed correctly
or jams in the printer.
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Cut the end of the paper
straight across. If it’s cut
diagonally, the paper won’t feed
smoothly.
If the roll paper end is curled,
place the end inside a folded
sheet of paper and roll it
backwards against the curl.
As you load the paper, gently
hold it in the roll paper feeder
with your hand; don’t force the
paper into the feeder.
Select Roll or Roll Paper as the
Source or Paper Source in your
print settings. If you select
another setting, too much paper
will feed.
If extra paper feeds, press the
roll paper button for three
seconds to rewind the paper
(repeat if necessary to back it all
the way out). If the paper
light is on, press the paper
button to turn it off. Reload the
paper as described in “Loading
Roll Paper” on page 14.
CD/DVD Printing
Problems
Images and text are not centered
on the CD/DVD.
Adjust the print position as
described in “Adjusting the Print
Position” on page 57.
Ink smears on the CD/DVD or
printing is too light.
Adjust the print density as described
in “Adjusting the Print Density” on
page 59. You can also adjust the
brightness or contrast, as described
in “Designing CDs and DVDs” on
page 49.
Make sure you’re using ink-jet
printable CDs.
Printed CDs or DVDs are dirty.
Clean the roller as described in
“Cleaning the Roller” on page 48.
The paper light flashes quickly.
Make sure the paper thickness lever
is set to the position; see
“Inserting a CD or DVD” on
page 53.
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Miscellaneous
Problems
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Make sure your printer is
selected in the Print window
(Windows), is the active printer
in the Chooser (Macintosh OS
8.6 to 9.x), or is selected in the
Format for drop-down list on
the Page Setup window and
Printer drop-down list on the
Print window (Macintosh
OS X).
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If you’re using a switch box or
USB hub with your printer,
connect the printer directly to
your computer instead.
The image is inverted, as if viewed
in a mirror.
Turn off Mirror Image or Flip
Horizontal in the printer software
or the mirror setting in your
program. See “Customizing
Windows Print Settings” on
page 25 or “Customizing
Macintosh Print Settings” on
page 38 to access Advanced settings.
The printer prints blank pages.
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Make sure your printer is
selected in the Print window
(Windows), is the active printer
in the Chooser (Macintosh OS
8.6 to 9.x), or is selected in the
Format for drop-down list on
the Page Setup window and
Printer drop-down list on the
Print window (Macintosh
OS X).
Clean the print head nozzles; see
“Cleaning the Print Head” on
page 73 for instructions.
The margins are incorrect.
■
Make sure the paper settings are
correct for your paper size. See
“Printing in Windows” on
page 21 or “Printing on a
Macintosh” on page 31.
■
Choose the correct margins for
your paper size. The margins
must be within the printable
area of the page; see “Printable
Area” in your on-screen User’s
Guide.
■
If you’re using Macintosh OS X
make sure you choose the same
printer in the Page setup
window and the Print window.
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Place your paper against the
right side of the sheet feeder
with the edge guide snug against
it.
You see incorrect characters.
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Make sure the interface cable is
securely connected at both ends
and meets the system
requirements on page 105.
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■
If you’re using the manual feed
slot, make sure the card stock is
loaded as described on page 69.
■
Make sure the Borderless
option is set correctly for your
margins; see page 28 or page 43
or “Printing on Roll Paper” on
page 61.
Too many copies are printing.
Make sure that the Copies option in
your printer software or program is
not set for multiple copies.
Image size/position is incorrect.
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Make sure the paper and layout
options are set correctly.
■
If you’re using Macintosh OS X
make sure you choose the same
printer in the Page setup
window and the Print window.
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Uninstalling and Reinstalling Printer
Software
You may need to uninstall then reinstall your printer driver and utilities if, for
example, you upgrade your Windows operating system. You don’t need to uninstall
your other photo software, CD printing software, or the EPSON Printer Information
Center.
Windows
1. Click Start, and select Programs or All Programs.
2. Point to Epson or EPSON Printers, then select EPSON Printer Software
Uninstall.
3. In the next window, select EPSON Stylus Photo 900 and click OK. Then follow
the on-screen instructions.
4. Restart your computer, then see the Start Here sheet to reinstall your software.
Note: If you uninstall the EPSON Printer Software or P.I.M. II Plug-In, the ICC
color profiles are also uninstalled. You must reinstall the profiles from the
CD-ROM.
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x
1. Insert your printer software CD-ROM.
2. Double-click EPSON on your desktop, then double-click EPSON in the folder
that opens. The Install Menu appears.
3. Click Install Printer Driver, then click Continue. On the Installer screen, click
the arrow in the Easy install list at the top and select Uninstall. Then click the
Uninstall button at the bottom and follow the instructions.
4. Restart your Macintosh, then see the “Installing Your Printer Software” on
page 87 to reinstall your software.
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Macintosh OS X
1. Open the Applications folder, then the Utilities folder.
2. Select Print Center, hold down the key and select all items labeled Stylus
Photo 900, then click the Delete button.
3. Restart your Macintosh, then see the Start Here sheet to reinstall your software.
Where To Get Help
EPSON provides technical assistance 24 hours a day through the electronic support
services and automated telephone services listed below:
Service
Access
World Wide
Web
From the Internet, you can reach EPSON Support at
http://support.epson.com. At this site, you can download drivers and
other files, look at product documentation, access troubleshooting
information, and receive technical advice through e-mail.
Automated
Telephone
Services
A variety of automated help services are available 24 hours a day, seven
days a week. To use these services, you must have a touch tone
telephone and call (800) 922-8911. Your EPSON SoundAdviceSM
Express Code is 70455. Use this code to quickly select the EPSON
Stylus Photo 900 in SoundAdvice.
To speak to a technical support representative, dial:
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U.S.: (562) 276-7282, 6 AM to 8 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday and
7 AM to 4 PM, Saturday.
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Canada: (905) 709-2567, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday.
Toll or long distance charges may apply.
Please have the following information ready:
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Product name (EPSON Stylus Photo 900)
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Product serial number (located on the back of the printer and on its box)
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Proof of purchase (such as a store receipt) and date of purchase
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Computer configuration and operating system version
■
Description of the problem
You can purchase ink cartridges, paper, manuals, and accessories from the EPSON
Store at (800) 873-7766 or visit www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada,
please call (800) 463-7766 for dealer referral.
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Requirements and Notices
Windows System Requirements
To use your printer and its software, your system should have:
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A Microsoft Windows compatible PC with a Pentium® II 266 MHz processor or better
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Microsoft Windows 98, Me, 2000, or XP
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128MB or more of RAM recommended
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200MB or more free hard disk space recommended
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VGA or better display adapter and monitor
■
CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the printer software
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USB connection: a Windows-compliant USB port and a shielded USB “AB” cable, up to 6.5 feet
(2 meters) long
Parallel connection: a high-speed, bidirectional, IEEE-1284 compliant parallel cable (6 to 10 feet
long) with a D-SUB, 25-pin, male connector (computer end) and a 36-pin Centronics®
compatible connector (printer end)
Macintosh System Requirements
To use your printer and its software, your system should have:
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An Apple® iMac™ or eMac™ series, Power Macintosh® G3 or G4, PowerBook,® or iBook™
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Mac OS 8.6 through 9.x, or OS X 10.1.x to 10.2.x (certain features not supported)
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128MB or more of available RAM recommended (256MB or more recommended for Mac OS X)
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200MB or more of free hard disk space recommended
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VGA display or better
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CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the printer software
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A shielded USB “AB” cable, up to 6.5 feet (2 meters) long
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Important Safety Instructions
Before using your printer, read these safety instructions to make sure you use it safely and effectively:
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Be sure to follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer.
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Use only the type of power source indicated on the printer’s label.
■
Connect all equipment to properly grounded power outlets. Avoid using outlets on the same
circuit as photocopiers or air control systems that regularly switch on and off.
■
Place the printer near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged.
Placez l’imprimante près d’une prise de courant où la fiche peut être débranchée facilement.
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Do not let the power cord become damaged or frayed.
■
If you use an extension cord with the printer, make sure the total ampere rating of the devices
plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the cord’s ampere rating. Also, make sure the total
ampere rating of all devices plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the outlet’s ampere rating.
■
Keep your printer and computer system away from potential sources of electromagnetic
interference, such as loudspeakers or cordless telephone base units.
■
Avoid locations that are subject to rapid changes in heat or humidity, shocks or vibrations, or dust.
■
Leave enough room around the printer for sufficient ventilation, leaving at least 3.9 inches
between the back of the printer and the wall.
■
Do not place the printer near a radiator or heating vent or in direct sunlight.
■
Place the printer on a flat, stable surface that extends beyond the printer base in all directions. The
printer will not operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle.
■
When transporting or storing the printer, don’t tilt it, stand it on its side, or turn it upside-down.
This may allow ink to leak from the ink cartridges.
■
Turn off and unplug the printer before cleaning. Clean with a damp cloth only. Do not spill liquid
on the printer.
Caution: Always turn the printer off using the
power button. Don’t switch off the power
power light is off.
strip or unplug the printer until the green
■
Do not block or cover the openings in the printer’s case or insert objects through the slots.
■
Except as specifically explained in this manual, do not attempt to service the printer yourself.
■
Unplug the printer and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following
conditions:
If the power cord or plug is damaged; if liquid has entered the printer; if the printer has been
dropped or the case damaged; if the printer does not operate normally or exhibits a distinct change
in performance. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions.
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Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions
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Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children.
■
Be careful when you handle used ink cartridges; there may be ink remaining around the ink supply
port. If ink gets on your skin, wash it off with soap and water. If it gets in your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
■
Do not put your hand inside the printer or touch a cartridge during printing.
■
Do not move the print head by hand. You may damage the printer.
■
Install the ink cartridge immediately after you remove it from its package. Leaving the cartridge
unpacked for a long time before use can result in reduced print quality.
■
Do not use an ink cartridge beyond the date printed on the cartridge carton. For best results, use
up the ink cartridges within six months of first installing them.
■
Store ink cartridges in a cool, dark place.
■
Store ink cartridges with the bottom of the packaging facing down.
■
After bringing an ink cartridge inside from a cold storage site, allow it to warm up at room
temperature for at least three hours before using it.
■
Do not shake an ink cartridge after removing it from its package; this can cause leakage.
■
Do not remove or tear the label on an ink cartridge; this can cause leakage.
■
Do not dismantle the ink cartridges or try to refill them. This could damage the print head.
■
Do not touch the green IC chip on the side of the cartridge. This may affect normal operation and
printing.
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If you remove an ink cartridge for later use, protect the ink supply area from dirt and dust and
store it in the same environment as the printer. Note that there is a valve in the ink supply port,
making covers or plugs unnecessary, but care is needed to prevent the ink from staining items that
the cartridge touches. Do not touch the ink cartridge ink supply port or surrounding area.
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Before transporting the printer, make sure the print head is capped in the far right position and the
ink cartridges are in place. Secure the ink cartridge holder with the included plastic insert to make
sure it remains in the proper position.
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FCC Compliance Statement
For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection
against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio
and television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
■
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
■
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
■
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING: The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this equipment will
invalidate the FCC Certification of this device and may cause interference levels which exceed the
limits established by the FCC for this equipment. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain and use a
shielded equipment interface cable with this device. If this equipment has more than one interface
connector, do not leave cables connected to unused interfaces. Changes or modifications not expressly
approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
For Canadian Users
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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Declaration of Conformity
According to 47CFR, Part 2 and 15 for Class B Personal Computers and Peripherals; and/or
CPU Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B Personal Computers:
We:
EPSON AMERICA, INC.
Located at:
MS: 3-13
3840 Kilroy Airport Way
Long Beach, CA 90806
Telephone: (562) 290-5254
Declare under sole responsibility that the product identified herein, complies with 47CFR Part 2 and
15 of the FCC rules as a Class B digital device. Each product marketed is identical to the representative
unit tested and found to be compliant with the standards. Records maintained continue to reflect the
equipment being produced can be expected to be within the variation accepted, due to quantity
production and testing on a statistical basis as required by 47CFR §2.909. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Trade Name:
EPSON
Type of Product: Ink Jet Printer
Model:
B211A
ENERGY STAR Compliance
As an ENERGY STAR Partner, EPSON has determined that this product
meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. The EPA
ENERGY STAR office equipment program is a voluntary partnership with
the computer and office equipment industry to promote the introduction
of energy-efficient personal computers, monitors, printers, fax machines,
and copiers in an effort to reduce air pollution caused by power
generation.
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Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty
What Is Covered: Epson America, Inc. (“EPSON”) warrants to the first retail purchaser that the
EPSON printer covered by this limited warranty statement, if purchased and used in the United States
or Canada, conforms to the manufacturer’s specifications and will be free from defects in workmanship
and materials for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. EPSON also warrants that
the consumable ink cartridges enclosed with the printer will perform to the manufacturer’s specified
usage, which usage may expire before the expiration of the limited warranty for the EPSON printer.
For warranty service, you must provide proof of the date of original purchase.
What EPSON Will Do To Correct Problems: Should your EPSON printer prove defective during the
warranty period, please call the EPSON Connection at (562) 276-7282 (U.S.) or (905) 709-2567
(Canada) for warranty repair instructions and return authorization. An EPSON service technician will
provide telephone diagnostic service to determine whether the printer requires service. If service is
needed, EPSON will, at its option, exchange or repair the printer without charge for parts or labor. If
EPSON authorizes an exchange for the defective unit, EPSON will ship a replacement printer to you,
freight prepaid, so long as you use an address in Canada or the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico and U.S.
Possessions). Shipments to other locations will be made freight collect. You are responsible for securely
packaging the defective unit and returning it to EPSON within five (5) working days of receipt of the
replacement. EPSON requires a debit or a credit card number to secure the cost of the replacement
printer in the event that you fail to return the defective one. If your printer is being repaired, EPSON
will direct you to send your printer to EPSON or its authorized service center, where the printer will be
fixed and sent back to you. You are responsible for packing the printer and for all costs to and from the
EPSON authorized service center. When warranty service involves the exchange of the printer or a
part, the item replaced becomes EPSON property. The replacement printer or part may be new or
refurbished to the EPSON standard of quality, and, at EPSON’s option, may be another model of like
kind and quality. EPSON’s liability for replacement of the covered printer will not exceed the original
retail selling price of the covered printer. Exchange products and parts assume the remaining warranty
period of your original product covered by this limited warranty.
SM
What This Warranty Does Not Cover: This warranty covers only normal use in the United States and
Canada. This warranty is not transferable and will not apply to products purchased from an end user.
This warranty does not cover any color change or fading of prints or reimbursement of materials or
services required for reprinting. This warranty does not cover damage to the EPSON product caused
by parts or supplies not manufactured, distributed or certified by EPSON. This warranty does not
cover ribbons, ink cartridges or third party parts, components, or peripheral devices added to the
EPSON product after its shipment from EPSON, e.g., dealer or user-added boards or components.
EPSON is not responsible for warranty service should the EPSON label or logo or the rating label or
serial number be removed or should the product fail to be properly maintained or fail to function
properly as a result of misuse, abuse, improper installation, neglect, improper shipping, damage caused
by disasters such as fire, flood, and lightning, improper electrical current, software problems,
interaction with non-EPSON products, or service other than by an EPSON Authorized Servicer. If a
claimed defect cannot be identified or reproduced, you will be held responsible for the costs incurred.
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THE WARRANTY AND REMEDY PROVIDED ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF
ALL OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,
THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NON-INFRINGEMENT OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE
EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY, THEN ALL EXPRESS
AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD IDENTIFIED
ABOVE. UNLESS STATED HEREIN, ANY STATEMENT OR REPRESENTATIONS MADE
BY ANY OTHER PERSON OR FIRM ARE VOID. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THIS
WRITTEN WARRANTY, NEITHER EPSON AMERICA, INC. NOR ITS AFFILIATES SHALL
BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, INCONVENIENCE, OR DAMAGE, INCLUDING DIRECT,
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE
OR INABILITY TO USE THE EPSON PRODUCT, WHETHER RESULTING FROM BREACH
OF WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.
In Canada, warranties include both warranties and conditions.
Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, and some
jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the
above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and
you may have other rights which vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
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Requirements and Notices
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Requirements and Notices
Index
A
C
Accessories, ordering, 104
Adobe Photoshop, P.I.M II plug-in for, 8
Advanced settings
Macintosh, 38 to 41
Windows, 25 to 26
Aligning print head, 81 to 84
Animations
Print Show, 8
Animations, Print Show, 10 to 11
Automatic mode
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x, 32 to 33
Macintosh OS X, 36
Cable, printer, 105
Cancelling printing
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x, 34
Macintosh OS X, 37
Windows, 24
Card stock, printing on, 69 to 71
CDs
adjusting print density, 59 to 60
adjusting print position, 57 to 59
designing, 49 to 52
inserting in printer, 53 to 56
ordering, 47
printing on, 47 to 60
printing problems, 99
Characters, incorrect, 100
Checking printer, 92 to 93
Chooser, Macintosh, 32, 88, 100
Cleaning
print head, 73 to 75
printer, 84
roller, 48
Color management
menu, Macintosh OS X, 41
settings, 25, 39
Color problems, 97
ColorLife Photo Paper, 19, 27, 42
ColorSync, 37, 38, 40, 98
Control panel, 90 to 92
Controlling printing
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x, 34
Macintosh OS X, 37
Windows, 24
Custom settings
Macintosh, 38 to 41
Windows, 25 to 26
B
Background printing, 33 to 34
Banding, 96
Basic printing
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x, 32 to 34
Macintosh OS X, 35 to 37
Windows, 22 to 24
Blank pages, 100
Blurry images, 96 to 97
Borderless printing
Windows, 28 to 29
Bright White Paper, 19, 27, 42
Browser, 10
Buttons, 90 to 92
Index
113
D
H
Declaration of Conformity, 109
Default settings, Windows, 24
Documentation, 9 to 11
Double-Sided Matte Paper, 19, 27, 42
Head Cleaning utility, 74 to 75
Heavy stock, printing on, 69 to 71
Help
EPSON, 103 to 104
High Speed setting, 95, 96
E
ECP/DMA mode, 95
Electronic manual, 9 to 11
Energy Star compliance, 109
Envelopes, 17 to 18
EPSON
accessories, 104
Film Factory, 8
help, 103 to 104
Monitor IV, 34
papers, 19, 27, 42
PhotoCenter, 8
Print CD, 8, 49 to 52, 56 to 60
Printer Information Center, 8, 10 to 11
SoundAdvice, 103
store, 77, 104
warranty, 110 to 111
F
Faint images, 97
FCC Compliance Statement, 108
Features, 7
Film Factory, 8
Format for setting, Macintosh OS X, 35
G
I
ICM (Image Color Management) setting, 25,
98
Incorrect
characters, 100
colors, 97
margins, 100
Ink cartridge
level of ink in, 24, 33, 76 to 77
ordering, 77
problems, solving, 91, 94
replacing, 76 to 81
safety instructions, 78, 107
Ink Jet Transparencies, 19, 27, 42
Ink level, checking
Macintosh, 33, 76 to 77
Windows, 24, 76
Ink setting
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x, 33
Macintosh OS X, 36
problems, solving, 97
Installation problems, 94
Installing software, 87 to 88
Iron-On Transfer Paper, 19, 27, 42
J
Jams, paper, 91 to 92, 98
Gamma setting, 25
Gamma settings, 39
Glossy Photo Paper, 19, 27, 28, 29, 42, 43, 44,
46
Grainy prints, 97
Greeting Cards, Glossy Photo, 19, 27, 42
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Index
L
O
Layout problems, 101
Layout settings
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x, 33
Macintosh OS X, 37
Windows, 26
Letterhead, 14
Lights, 91 to 92
Luster Photo Paper, 14, 19, 27, 28, 29, 42, 43,
44, 46, 62, 63, 66
Orientation setting
envelopes, 18
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x, 44
Macintosh OS X, 45
Windows, 23, 29
M
Macintosh
basic printing, OS 8.6 to 9.x, 32 to 34
basic printing, OS X, 35 to 37
Chooser, 32, 88, 100
system requirements, 105
uninstalling software, 102 to 103
Maintaining printer, 73 to 86
Manual feed slot, 53 to 56, 69 to 71, 98
Margins, incorrect, 100
Matte board, printing on, 69 to 71
Matte Paper Heavyweight, 19, 27, 42
Matte Paper, Double-Sided, 19, 27, 42
Media Type setting
envelopes, 18
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x, 33
Macintosh OS X, 36
selecting correct, 42
MicroWeave setting, 95
Monitor IV, 34
Monitoring ink level
Macintosh, 33, 76 to 77
Windows, 24, 76
Moving printer, 85 to 86
N
Network printing, 94
Noise, printer, 94, 95
Nozzle Check, 92 to 93
P
Page Setup, Macintosh, 32, 35
Paper
EPSON, 19, 27, 42
feeding problems, 98
heavy stock, 69 to 71
loading in manual feed slot, 69 to 71
loading in sheet feeder, 13 to 14, 28, 43
thick, 69 to 71
thickness lever, 18, 53 to 56, 69 to 71
Paper Size setting
envelopes, 18
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x, 32
Macintosh OS X, 35
roll paper, 62, 63, 64
Windows, 23, 29
Paper Source setting
CDs and DVDs, 56
heavy stock, 71
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x, 32, 44
roll paper, 62, 63
Windows, 29
Paper thickness lever, 18, 53 to 56, 69 to 71
Paper Type setting
selecting correct, 27
selecting in Windows, 23
Parallel cable, 105
Photo Quality Glossy Paper, 27, 42
Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards, 19, 27, 42
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper, 19, 27, 42
Photo software, 8
Photo Stickers, 19, 27, 42
PhotoCenter, EPSON, 8
PhotoEnhance, 97
Photographs, displaying and storing, 20
Index
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Premium Bright White Paper, 19, 27, 42
Premium Glossy Photo Paper, 19, 27, 42
Premium Luster Photo Paper, 19, 27, 42
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper, 19, 27, 42
Preprinted paper, 14
Previewing printout, 33
Print CD software, 8, 49 to 52, 56 to 60
Print Center, Macintosh OS X, 35, 37
Print head
aligning, 81 to 84
cleaning, 73 to 75
Print Head Alignment utility, 81 to 84
PRINT Image Matching
description, 8
Print Image Matching
plug-in for Photoshop, 8
Print position check disk, 57 to 59
Print Quality
problems, 96 to 98
settings, 23, 39, 41
Print Settings menu, Macintosh OS X, 36
Print Show animations, 10 to 11
Print window, 22
Printer
cable, 105
check, 92 to 93
cleaning, 84
control panel, 90 to 92
maintaining, 73 to 86
noise, 94, 95
parts, 90
problems, 91 to 101
transporting, 85 to 86
Printer Information Center, 8, 10 to 11
Printing
advanced, 25 to 26, 38 to 41
CDs and DVDs, 47 to 60
controlling, 24, 34, 37
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x, basic, 32 to 34
Macintosh OS X, basic, 35 to 37
Windows, basic, 22 to 24
with custom settings, Macintosh, 38 to 41
with custom settings, Windows, 25 to 26
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Index
Problems
CD/DVD printing, 99
diagnosing, 91 to 93
installing software, 94
miscellaneous, 100 to 101
paper feeding, 98 to 99
print quality, 96 to 98
solving, 89 to 104
Properties window, 23
Q
Quality Type setting, 23
Quality/Speed setting
Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x, 33
Macintosh OS X, 36
R
Reinstalling software, 102 to 103
Roll paper
button, 17, 67, 90
holders, 14, 16, 90
loading, 14 to 17
printing on, 61 to 68
problems, solving, 99
removing, 67 to 68
storing, 68
S
Safety instructions, 106 to 107
Self Adhesive Sheets, 19, 27, 42
Semigloss Photo Paper, 19, 27, 42
Service, 103 to 104
Sheet feeder
loading envelopes in, 17 to 18
loading paper in, 13 to 14, 28, 43
problems, solving, 91, 98
Slow printing, 95
Smeared printout, 96, 99
Software
installation problems, solving, 94
installing, 87 to 88
photo, 8
Print CD, 8, 49 to 52, 56 to 60
reinstalling, 102 to 103
uninstalling, 102 to 103
SoundAdvice, 103
Stickers, 19, 27, 42
Support, 103 to 104
System requirements, 105
W
Warranty, 110 to 111
Watermark, 26, 33
Windows
basic printing, 22 to 24
default settings, 24
system requirements, 105
uninstalling software, 102
T
Technical support, 103 to 104
Testing printer, 92 to 93
Thick paper, 69 to 71, 98
Thickness lever, paper, 18, 53 to 56, 69 to 71
Transfer paper, 19, 27, 42
Transparencies, 19, 27, 42
Transporting printer, 85 to 86
Troubleshooting, 89 to 104
Tutorials, Print Show, 10 to 11
Type setting, 23
U
Uninstalling software, 102 to 103
USB, 94, 95, 105
User’s Guide, 8, 11
Utilities
Head Cleaning, 74 to 75
Nozzle Check, 74 to 75
Print Head Alignment, 81 to 84
Index
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EPSON Ink Jet Papers and Ink Cartridges
Use EPSON® paper and inks to get the same photo quality results that have earned EPSON’s printers
all of their awards! EPSON papers are specially coated to work with EPSON genuine inks. Here are
details about just a few of EPSON’s papers, your printer’s ink cartridges, and EPSON project ideas:
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Water-resistant, photographic-weight paper with a high gloss
finish. Perfect for all photographic applications and available in a
variety of cut-sheet and roll paper sizes. Framing is
recommended for this paper type.
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
With its 10-mil thickness and soft gloss finish, this instant drying paper has the
appearance of a traditional photograph. Offering vibrant colors and rich blacks, it
delivers outstanding image quality and is ideal for all color photographic
applications. Available in both 4-inch rolls and letter-size cut sheets.
Matte Paper Heavyweight
Heavyweight, bright white, ultra-smooth coated paper with a matte finish. Perfect
for enlargements and framing of cherished photographs.
EPSON Ink Cartridges
For best results, always use genuine EPSON ink cartridges.
Black
Color
T007201
T009201
For more information on other EPSON products and fun project ideas, look
for the EPSON Print LabSM Series at www.printlabseries.com.
See the inside back cover for a list of EPSON papers and ink cartridges, and ordering information.
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How To Order EPSON Ink and Paper
To order EPSON ink cartridges, paper, and other printing media, contact your dealer or
call the EPSON Store at (800) 873-7766 or visit www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only).
In Canada, please call (800) 463-7766 for dealer referral.
EPSON Ink Cartridges
Ink Cartridge
Part number
Black
T007201
Color
T009201
EPSON Papers
Paper name*
Size
EPSON Premium Bright White Paper
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041586
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041062
A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
S041061
Legal (8.5 x 14 inches)
S041067
EPSON Photo Paper or EPSON Glossy Photo Paper Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
Part number
S041141/S041272/
S041271/S041649
A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
S041140
Panoramic (8.3 x 23 inches)
S041145
EPSON ColorLife Photo Paper
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041500
EPSON Double-Sided Matte Paper
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041568
EPSON Matte Paper Heavyweight
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041257
EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041286/S041667
4 x 6 inches, borderless
S041682
5 x 7 inches, borderless
S041464
4 inches x 26 feet (roll)
S041302
8.3 inches x 32.8 feet (roll)
S041376
EPSON Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
EPSON Premium Luster Photo Paper
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041331
4 inches x 26 feet (roll)
S041329
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041405
8.3 inches x 32.8 feet (roll)
S041408
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041064
EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets
A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
S041106
EPSON Iron-On Transfer Paper
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041153/S041155
EPSON Glossy Photo Greeting Cards
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches); perforated edges
S041606
EPSON Photo Stickers Kit (CD-ROM/stickers)
EPSON Photo Stickers (refill)
A6 (4.1 x 5.8 inches)
A6 (4.1 x 5.8 inches)
S041144-KIT
S041144
* Availability of paper types varies by location. Make sure you select the correct setting before you print.
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