Epson C2600/2600 Printer User Manual

Color Laser Printer
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Safety Instructions
Safety
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
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Warnings
must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Cautions
must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes
contain important information and useful tips on the operation of your
printer.
Safety precautions
Be sure to follow the precautions carefully to ensure safe, efficient
operation:
Safety Instructions
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❏ Because the printer weighs approximately 37 kg (81.5 lb) with
consumable products installed, one person should not lift or
carry it. Two people should carry the printer, lifting it by the
correct positions as shown below.
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* Do not lift the printer by these areas.
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Safety Instructions
❏ Be careful not to touch the fuser, which is marked CAUTION
HIGH TEMPERATURE, or the surrounding areas. If the printer
has been in use, the fuser and the surrounding areas may be
very hot. If you must touch one of these areas, wait 30 minutes
to allow the heat to subside before doing so.
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1. Do not insert your hand deep into the fuser unit.
2. CAUTION HIGH TEMPERATURE
❏ Do not insert your hand deep into the fuser unit as some
components are sharp and may cause injury.
❏ Avoid touching the components inside the printer unless
instructed to do so in this guide.
❏ Never force the printer’s components into place. Although the
printer is designed to be sturdy, rough handling can damage
it.
❏ When handling a toner cartridge, always place it on a clean,
smooth surface.
Safety Instructions
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❏ Do not attempt to modify a toner cartridge or take it apart.
They cannot be refilled.
❏ Do not touch the toner. Keep the toner away from your eyes.
❏ Do not dispose of used toner cartridge, photoconductor units,
fuser units, or waste toner collector in fire, as they can explode
and cause injury. Dispose of them according to local
regulations.
❏ If toner is spilled, use a broom and dustpan or a damp cloth
with soap and water to clean it up. Because the fine particles
can cause a fire or explosion if they come into contact with a
spark, do not use a vacuum cleaner.
❏ Wait at least one hour before using a toner cartridge after
moving it from a cool to a warm environment to prevent
damage from condensation.
❏ When removing the photoconductor unit, avoid exposing it
to room light for more than five minutes. The unit contains a
green-colored light-sensitive drum. Exposure to light can
damage the drum, causing dark or light areas to appear on
the printed page and reducing the service life of the drum. If
you need to keep the unit out of the printer for long periods,
cover it with an opaque cloth.
❏ Be careful not to scratch the surface of the drum. When you
remove the photoconductor unit from the printer, always
place the unit on a clean, smooth surface. Avoid touching the
drum, since oil from your skin can permanently damage its
surface and affect print quality.
❏ To get the best print quality, do not store the photoconductor
unit in an area subject to direct sunlight, dust, salty air, or
corrosive gases (such as ammonia). Avoid locations subject to
extreme or rapid changes in temperature or humidity.
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Safety Instructions
❏ Be sure to keep consumable components out of the reach of
children.
❏ Do not leave jammed paper inside the printer. This can cause
the printer to overheat.
❏ Avoid sharing outlets with other appliances.
❏ Use only an outlet that meets the power requirements of this
printer.
Important Safety Instructions
Read all of the following instructions before operating your
printer:
When choosing a place and power source for the printer
❏ Place the printer near an electrical outlet where you can easily
plug in and unplug the power cord.
❏ Do not place the printer on an unstable surface.
❏ Do not put your printer where the cord will be stepped on.
❏ Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom are
provided for ventilation. Do not block or cover them. Do not
put the printer on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface or
in a built-in installation unless proper ventilation is provided.
❏ All interface connectors for this printer are Non-LPS
(non-limited power source).
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❏ Connect your printer to an electrical outlet that meets the
power requirements of this printer. Your printer’s power
requirements are indicated on a label attached to the printer.
If you are not sure of the power supply specifications in your
area, contact your local power company or consult your
dealer.
❏ If you are unable to insert the AC plug into the electrical
outlet, contact an electrician.
❏ Avoid using outlets that other appliances are plugged into.
❏ Use the type of power source indicated on the label. If you are
not sure of the type of power available, consult your dealer or
local power company.
❏ If you are unable to insert the plug into the outlet, contact a
qualified electrician.
❏ When connecting this product to a computer or other device
with a cable, ensure the correct orientation of the connectors.
Each connector has only one correct orientation. Inserting a
connector in the wrong orientation may damage both devices
connected by the cable.
❏ If you use an extension cord, make sure that the total of the
ampere ratings on the products plugged into the extension
cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating.
❏ Unplug this printer from the wall outlet and refer servicing
to a qualified service representative under the following
conditions:
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A.
When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.
B.
If liquid has been spilled into it.
C.
If it has been exposed to rain or water.
Safety Instructions
D.
If it does not operate normally when the operating
instructions are followed. Adjust only those controls
that are covered by the operating instructions since
improper adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work by a
qualified technician to restore the product to normal
operation.
E.
If it has been dropped or the cabinet has been
damaged.
F.
If it exhibits a distinct change in performance,
indicating a need for service.
When using the printer
❏ Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer.
❏ Unplug this printer from the wall outlet before cleaning.
❏ Use a well-wrung cloth for cleaning and do not use liquid or
aerosol cleaners.
❏ Avoid touching the components inside the printer unless
instructed to do so in the printer’s documentation.
❏ Never force printer components into place. Although the
printer is designed to be sturdy, rough handling can damage
it.
❏ Be sure to keep consumables out of the reach of children.
❏ Do not use printer in a damp environment.
❏ Do not leave jammed paper inside of the printer. This can
cause the printer to overheat.
Safety Instructions
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❏ Never push objects of any kind through cabinet slots as they
may touch dangerous voltage points or short out parts that
could result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
❏ Never spill liquid of any kind on the printer.
❏ Except as specifically explained in the printer’s
documentation, do not attempt to service this product
yourself. Opening or removing those covers that are marked
Do Not Remove may expose you to dangerous voltage points
or other risks. Refer all servicing in those compartments to a
qualified service representative.
❏ Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating
instructions. Improper adjustment of other controls may
result in damage and may require repair by a qualified service
representative.
ENERGY STAR® compliance
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Epson has
determined that this product meets the ENERGY
STAR ® guidelines for energy efficiency.
The International 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, copiers, scanners,
and multifunction devices, and in an effort to reduce air pollution
caused by power generation. Their standards and logos are
uniform among participating nations.
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Safety Instructions
Safety Information
Power cord
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Caution:
Be sure the AC power cord meets the relevant local safety
standards.
Use only the power cord that comes with this product. Use of the
another cord may result in fire or electric shock.
This product’s power cord is for use with this product only. Use
with other equipment may result in fire or electric shock.
Laser safety labels
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Warning:
The performance of procedures and adjustments other than those
specified in the printer’s documentation may result in hazardous
radiation exposure.
Your printer is a Class 1 laser product as defined in the IEC60825
specifications. The label shown is attached to the back of the
printer in countries where required.
Internal laser radiation
Max. Average Radiation Power: 15 mW at laser aperture
Wavelength:
770 to 800 nm
Safety Instructions
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This is a Class III b Laser Diode Assembly that has an invisible
laser beam. The printer head unit is NOT A SERVICE ITEM,
therefore, the printer head unit should not be opened under any
circumstances. An additional laser warning label is affixed to the
inside of the printer.
CDRH regulations
For information about the Center for Devices and Radiological
Health of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, see "Standard
and approvals" on page 409.
Ozone safety
Ozone emission
Ozone gas is generated by laser printers as a by-product of the
printing process. Ozone is produced only when the printer is
printing.
Ozone exposure limit
The recommended exposure limit for ozone is 0.1 parts per
million (ppm) expressed as an average time-weighted
concentration over an eight (8) hour period.
The Epson laser printer generates less than 0.1 ppm for eight (8)
hours of continuous printing.
Minimize the risk
To minimize the risk of exposure to ozone, you should avoid the
following conditions:
❏ Use of multiple laser printers in a confined area
❏ Operation in conditions of extremely low humidity
❏ Poor room ventilation
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Safety Instructions
❏ Long, continuous printing together with any of the above
Printer location
The printer should be located so that the exhaust gases and heat
generated are:
❏ Not blown directly into the user’s face
❏ Vented directly out of the building whenever possible
Power On/Off Cautions
Do not turn off the printer:
❏ After turning on the printer, wait until Ready appears on the
LCD panel.
❏ While the Ready light is flashing.
❏ While the Data light is on or flashing.
❏ While printing.
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Contents
Safety Instructions
Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Safety precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Safety Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Power On/Off Cautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Chapter 1 Getting to Know Your Printer
Where to Find Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printer Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Front view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Rear view . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inside the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Options and Consumable Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Consumable products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 2 Printer Features and Various Printing Options
Printer Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
High-quality printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Pre-defined color settings in the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Color printing mode and monochrome printing mode . . . . 34
Toner save mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Resolution Improvement Technology and Enhanced MicroGray
technology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Wide variety of fonts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Adobe PostScript 3 Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
P5C Emulation Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Various Printing Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
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Double-sided printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35
Fit to page printing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36
Pages per sheet printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Watermark printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37
Overlay printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Using the Reserve Job function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
Using the HDD form overlay function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40
Chapter 3 Paper Handling
Paper Sources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41
MP tray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Standard lower paper cassette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42
Optional paper cassette unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Selecting a paper source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43
Loading Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
MP tray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45
Standard lower paper cassette and optional paper cassette unit
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Output tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55
Printing on Special Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
EPSON Color Laser Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56
EPSON Color Laser Transparencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57
Envelopes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .58
Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62
Thick paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .63
Loading a custom paper size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .64
Chapter 4 Using the Printer Software with Windows
About the Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Accessing the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66
Making Changes to Printer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Making the print quality settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68
Resizing printouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .75
Modifying the print layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .78
Using a watermark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .79
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Using an overlay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Using HDD form overlay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Duplex printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Making Extended Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Making Optional Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Printing a status sheet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Ordering Consumables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Using the Reserve Job Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Re-Print Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Verify Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Stored Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Confidential Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
Monitoring Your Printer Using EPSON Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . 108
Installing EPSON Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Getting printer status details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Order Online . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Setting Monitoring Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Status Alert window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Job Management function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Stopping monitoring. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Monitored Printers settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Setting Up the USB Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Canceling Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Uninstalling the Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Uninstalling the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
Uninstall the USB device driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Sharing the Printer on a Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Sharing the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Setting up your printer as a shared printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Using an additional driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 136
Setting up clients . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
Installing the printer driver from the CD-ROM . . . . . . . . . . 151
Chapter 5 Using the Printer Software with Macintosh
About the Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
Accessing the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
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Making Changes to Printer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Making the print quality settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .154
Resizing printouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .162
Modifying the print layout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .163
Using a watermark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .165
Duplex printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .170
Making Extended Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .172
Printing a status sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
Using the Reserve Job Function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .174
Re-Print Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .176
Verify Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .178
Stored Job. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180
Confidential Job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .181
Monitoring Your Printer using EPSON Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . .184
Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .184
Getting printer status details . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .186
Setting Monitoring Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .188
Status Alert window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .189
Using the Job Management function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .190
Setting Up the USB Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192
For Mac OS X users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .192
For Mac OS 9 users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .193
Canceling Printing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194
For Mac OS X users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194
For Mac OS 9 users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .194
Uninstalling the Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
For Mac OS X users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .195
For Mac OS 9 users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .196
Sharing the Printer on a Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
Sharing the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
For Mac OS X users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
For Mac OS 9 users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .197
Chapter 6 Using the PostScript Printer Driver
About the PostScript 3 Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
Hardware requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .201
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System requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Using the PostScript Printer Driver with Windows . . . . . . . . . . . 204
Installing the PostScript printer driver for the parallel interface
204
Installing the PostScript printer driver for the USB interface206
Installing the PostScript printer driver for the network interface
208
Accessing the PostScript printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Making changes to PostScript printer settings . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Using the Reserve Job function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 212
Using AppleTalk under Windows 2000 or NT 4.0 . . . . . . . . 213
Using the PostScript Printer Driver with Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . 214
Installing the PostScript printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
Selecting the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Accessing the PostScript printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
Making changes to PostScript printer settings . . . . . . . . . . . 221
Chapter 7 Using the Control Panel
Using the Control Panel Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When to make control panel settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
How to access the control panel menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Control Panel Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Information Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Tray Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Emulation Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setup Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mode Config. Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reset Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Quick Print Job Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Confidential Job Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parallel Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Network Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AUX Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
LJ4 Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
GL2 Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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PS3 Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
ESCP2 Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .250
FX Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .253
I239X Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .256
Support Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .259
Printer Adjust Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .260
Status and Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .262
Printing and Deleting Reserve Job Data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278
Using the Quick Print Job Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278
Using the Confidential Job Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .279
Printing a Status Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .281
Canceling Printing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
Using the Cancel Job button . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
Using the Reset menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .282
Switching the Printing Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283
Color mode to B/W mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .283
Color mode to 4 x B/W mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .284
B/W mode to color mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .285
B/W mode to 4 x B/W mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .286
4 x B/W mode to B/W mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
4 x B/W mode to color mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .287
Chapter 8 Installing Options
Optional Paper Cassette Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289
Handling precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .289
Installing the optional paper cassette unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .290
Removing the optional paper cassette unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Installing the Duplex Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .293
Removing the Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .298
Hard Disk Drive. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .298
Installing the Hard Disk Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .298
Removing the Hard Disk Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .302
Memory Module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
Installing a memory module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .303
Removing a memory module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
Interface Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .307
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Installing an interface card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing an interface card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
P5C Emulation Kit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the P5C ROM module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the P5C ROM module . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 9 Replacing Consumable Products
Replacement Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Toner Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handling precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing a toner cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Photoconductor Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handling precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the photoconductor unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Fuser Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handling precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the fuser unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Waste Toner Collector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Handling precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the waste toner collector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 10 Cleaning and Transporting the Printer
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the output tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the pickup roller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the photoconductor wire (knob [a]). . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the exposure window (knob [b]) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For long distances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For short distances . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Finding a place for the printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 11 Troubleshooting
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Clearing Jammed Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .345
Precautions for clearing jammed paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .345
Jam A (cover A). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .346
Jam A, B (cover A and B) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .349
Jam MP, A (MP tray and cover A) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .356
Jam A, C1 (cover A and standard lower paper cassette) . . .359
Jam A, E, C2 (cover A, E, and optional paper cassette) . . . .364
Printing a Status Sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
Operational Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
The Ready light does not turn on. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
The printer does not print (Ready light off) . . . . . . . . . . . . . .370
The Ready light is on but nothing prints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371
The optional product is not available . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .371
The Properties dialog box does not appear or it takes too much
time to open it. (For Windows users only). . . . . . . . . . . . .372
Printout Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
The font cannot be printed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
Printout is garbled . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .373
The printout position is not correct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .374
Graphics do not print correctly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .374
Toner is no fixed to the paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .374
Color Printing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .375
Cannot print in color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .375
The printout color differs when printed from different printers
375
The color looks different from what you see on the computer
screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .376
Print Quality Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377
The background is dark or dirty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377
White dots appear in the printout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .377
Print quality or tone is uneven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378
Half-tone images print unevenly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .378
Toner smudges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
Areas are missing in the printed image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .379
Completely blank pages are output. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380
The printed image is light or faint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .380
The non-printed side of the page is dirty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381
Memory Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381
Print quality decreased . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .381
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Insufficient memory for current task . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Insufficient memory to print all copies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Paper Handling Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Paper does not feed properly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 382
Problems Using Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 383
The message Invalid AUX /IF Card appears on the LCD panel
383
Paper does not feed from the optional paper cassette . . . . . 384
Feed jam when using the optional paper cassette . . . . . . . . 384
An installed option cannot be used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 384
Correcting USB Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
USB connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 385
Windows operating system . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
Printer software installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 386
Status and Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Canceling Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
Printing in the PostScript 3 Mode Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 393
The printer does not print correctly in the PostScript mode394
The printer does not print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 394
Printouts are black and white even though the Resolution setting
is set to Color in the printer driver. (For Mac OS X users only)
(only when printing with an AL-2600 model that is set to the
Color mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 395
The printer driver or printer that you need to use does not appear
in the Printer Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3), Print Center
(for Mac OS X 10.2), or Chooser (for Mac OS 9) . . . . . . . . 396
The font on the printout is different from that on the screen396
The printer fonts cannot be installed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 397
The edges of texts and/or images are not smooth . . . . . . . . 397
The printer does not print normally via the parallel interface
(Windows 98 only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 398
The printer does not print normally via the USB interface . 398
The printer does not print normally via the network interface
399
An undefined error occurs (Macintosh only) . . . . . . . . . . . . 400
Insufficient memory to print data (Macintosh only) . . . . . . 400
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Appendix A Customer Support
Contacting Customer Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .401
Technical Support Web Site . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .402
Appendix B Technical Specifications
Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403
Available paper types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .403
Paper that should not be used . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .404
Printable area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .405
Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406
General . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .406
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .407
Mechanical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .408
Electrical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409
Standard and approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .409
Interfaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .411
Parallel interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .411
USB interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .411
Ethernet interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .412
Options and Consumable Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .413
Optional paper cassette unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .413
Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .414
Memory modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .414
Hard Disk Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415
Toner cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415
Photoconductor unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .415
Fuser unit 120/220 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .416
Waste toner collector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .416
Appendix C Information about Fonts
Working with Fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
EPSON BarCode Fonts (Windows Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .417
Available fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .438
Adding more fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .445
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Selecting fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Downloading fonts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EPSON Font Manager (Windows Only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Symbol Sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Introduction to symbol sets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
In the LJ4 Emulation Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
In the ESC/P 2 or FX Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
In the I239X Emulation Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
In the EPSON GL/ 2 Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
In the P5C Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Glossary
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Chapter 1
1
Getting to Know Your Printer
1
Where to Find Information
1
Setup Guide
Provides you with information on assembling the printer and
installing the printer software.
1
User’s Guide (this manual)
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Provides you with detailed information on the printer’s functions,
optional products, maintenance, troubleshooting, and technical
specifications.
Network Guide
Provides network administrators with information on both the
printer driver and network settings.You need to install this guide
from the Network CD-ROM to your computer’s hard disk before
referring it.
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Paper Jam Guide
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Provides you with solutions for paper jam problems about your
printer you may need to refer to on a regular basis. We
recommend printing this guide and keeping it near the printer.
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Online Help for printer software
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Click Help for detailed information and instructions on the
printer software that controls your printer. Online help is
automatically installed when you install the printer software.
Getting to Know Your Printer
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Printer Parts
Front view
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a. output tray
b. cover B
c. latch on cover A
d. cover A
e. MP tray (Multi-Purpose tray)
f. expansion tray 2
g. expansion tray 1
h. standard lower paper cassette
i. cover D
j. control panel
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Rear view
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a. Ethernet interface connector
b. parallel interface connector
c. USB interface connector
d. interface card slot
e. power switch
f. AC inlet
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Inside the printer
a
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d
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a. fuser unit
b. photoconductor unit
c. waste toner collector
d. toner cartridge
e. filter
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Control panel
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a. LCD panel
b.
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d.
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Back button
Up button
Enter button
Down button
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Displays printer status messages and
control panel menu settings.
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Use these buttons to access the control
panel menus, where you can make
printer settings and check the status of
consumable products. For instructions
on how to use these buttons, see "Using
the Control Panel Menus" on page 223.
f. Ready light
(Green)
On when the printer is ready, indicating
that the printer is ready to receive and
print data.
Off when the printer is not ready.
g. Error light
(Red)
On or flashes when an error has
occurred.
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h. Start/Stop button
When the printer is printing, pressing
this button stops the printing.
When the error light is flashing, pressing
this button clears the error and switches
the printer to ready status.
i. Data light
(Yellow)
On when print data is stored in the print
buffer (the section of printer memory
reserved for receiving data) but not yet
printed.
Flashes when the printer is processing
data.
Off when no data remains in the print
buffer.
j. Cancel Job button Press once to cancel the current print job.
Press and hold for more than two
seconds to delete all jobs from the printer
memory.
Options and Consumable Products
Options
You can add to your printer’s capabilities by installing any of the
following options.
❏ Optional Paper Cassette Unit (C12C802211)
This unit increases paper feeding capacity up to 500 sheets of
paper.
❏ Duplex Unit (C12C802221)
This Duplex Unit allows for automatic printing on both sides
of the paper.
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❏ Hard Disk Drive (C12C824172)
This option expands the printer’s capacity by allowing you to
print complex and large print jobs at high speed. This option
also enables you to use the Reserve Job function. By using the
Reserve Job function, you can store print jobs in the printer’s
hard disk and print them later directly from the printer’s
control panel.
❏ P5C Emulation Kit (C12C832641)
The P5C emulation kit provides you with the ability to print
documents in the PCL5c printing language with this printer.
This optional kit includes the ROM module and printer
driver.
❏ Memory Module
This option expands the printer’s memory by allowing you to
print complex and graphics-intensive documents. The
memory can be installed up to 512 MB for your printer.
Note:
Make sure that the DIMM you purchase is compatible with EPSON
products. For details, contact the store where you purchased this
printer or an EPSON qualified service representative.
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Consumable products
The life of the following consumable products is monitored by the
printer. The printer lets you know when replacements are needed.
Product name
Product code
5K: high capacity toner cartridge (Yellow)
0226
5K: high capacity toner cartridge (Magenta)
0227
5K: high capacity toner cartridge (Cyan)
0228
5K: high capacity toner cartridge (Black)
0229
2K: standard capacity toner cartridge (Yellow)
0230
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2K: standard capacity toner cartridge (Magenta)
0231
2K: standard capacity toner cartridge (Cyan)
0232
Photoconductor unit
1107
Fuser unit 120 (110 - 120V)
3019
Fuser unit 220 (220 - 240V)
3018
Waste toner collector
0223
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Chapter 2
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Printer Features and Various Printing
Options
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Printer Features
The printer comes with a full set of features that contributes to
ease of use and consistent, high-quality output. The main features
are described below.
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High-quality printing
When using the driver provided, your printer does 2400RIT*
printing at a speed of up to 30 pages per minute when printing
on A4 paper in monochrome mode. You’ll appreciate the
professional print quality produced by your printer and its quick
processing speed.
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* Epson AcuLaser Resolution Improvement Technology.
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Pre-defined color settings in the printer driver
The printer driver offers many pre-defined settings for printing,
allowing you to optimize print quality for various types of color
documents.
For Windows, see "Making the print quality settings" on page 68
for more information.
For Macintosh, see "Making the print quality settings" on page
154 for more information.
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Color printing mode and monochrome printing
mode
The printer can be used both for color and monochrome printing.
The printer has three color modes: color printing mode,
monochrome printing mode with one black toner cartridge, and
monochrome printing mode with four black toner cartridges.
Toner save mode
To reduce the amount of toner used in printing documents, you
can print rough drafts using the Toner Save mode.
Resolution Improvement Technology and
Enhanced MicroGray technology
Resolution Improvement Technology (RITech) is an original
Epson printer technology that works by smoothing out the jagged
edges of diagonal and curved lines in both text and graphics.
Enhanced MicroGray improves the halftone quality of graphics.
With the driver provided, the printer’s resolution (dots per inch)
is enhanced by RITech and Enhanced MicroGray technology.
Wide variety of fonts
The printer comes with a selection of 93 Laser-Jet-compatible
scalable fonts, and 7 bitmap fonts in LJ4 emulation mode to
provide you with the fonts you need to create
professional-looking documents.
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Adobe PostScript 3 Mode
The printer’s Adobe PostScript 3 Mode provides you with the
ability to print documents formatted for PostScript printers.
Seventeen scalable fonts are included. IES (Intelligent Emulation
Switch) and SPL (Shared Printer Language) support allow the
printer to switch between the PostScript mode and other
emulations as print data is received at the printer.
P5C Emulation Mode
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The P5C Emulation mode provides you with the ability to print
documents in the PCL5c printing language with this printer.
Installing this optional memory modules into your printer, this
printer driver allows your computer to control the P5C printer.
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Various Printing Options
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This printer provides you with a variety of different printing
options. You can print in various formats, or can print using many
different types of paper.
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The following explains the procedure for each type of printing.
Choose the appropriate one for your printing.
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Double-sided printing
"Duplex Unit" on page 293
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"Duplex printing" on page 93 (Windows)
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"Duplex printing" on page 170 (Macintosh)
Lets you print on both sides of the paper.
Note:
You need an optional Duplex Unit installed on your printer in order to
automatically print on both sides of the paper.
Fit to page printing
"Resizing printouts" on page 75 (Windows)
"Resizing printouts" on page 162 (Macintosh)
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Note:
This function is not available with Mac OS X.
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Lets you automatically enlarge or reduce the size of your
document to fit the paper size you selected.
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Pages per sheet printing
"Modifying the print layout" on page 78 (Windows)
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"Modifying the print layout" on page 163 (Macintosh)
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Lets you print two or four pages on a single sheet.
Watermark printing
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"Using a watermark" on page 79 (Windows)
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"Using a watermark" on page 165 (Macintosh)
Note:
This function is not available with Mac OS X.
Lets you print text or an image as a watermark on your printout.
For example, you can put “Confidential” on an important
document.
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Overlay printing
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"Using an overlay" on page 83 (Windows)
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Lets you prepare standard forms or template on your printout
that you can use as overlays when printing other documents.
Note:
The Overlay printing function is not available in the PostScript 3 mode.
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Using the Reserve Job function
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"Hard Disk Drive" on page 298
"Using the Reserve Job Function" on page 100 (Windows)
"Using the Reserve Job Function" on page 174 (Macintosh)
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Lets you print jobs that you stored in the printer’s Hard Disk Drive
later directly from the printer’s control panel.
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Note:
You need an optional hard disk drive installed on your printer in order
to use the Reserve Job function.
Using the HDD form overlay function
"Hard Disk Drive" on page 298
"Using HDD form overlay" on page 88 (Windows)
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Chapter 3
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Paper Handling
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Paper Sources
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This section describes the combinations of paper sources and
paper types that you can use.
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MP tray
Paper Type*
Paper Size*
Capacity
Plain paper
Weight: 64 to 90
g/m²
A4, A5, B5, Letter (LT),
Half-Letter (HLT),
Executive (EXE),
Government Letter (GLT)
Up to 150 sheets
(Total thick stack:
up to 16.5 mm)
Custom-size paper:
98 × 148 mm minimum
216 × 297 mm maximum
Envelopes
Weight: 75 to 105
g/m²
C5, C6, C10, DL,
Monarch (MON), ISO-B5
Up to 15 sheets
(Total thick stack:
up to 16.5 mm)
Labels
A4, Letter (LT)
Up to 50 sheets
Thick paper
Weight: 91 to 163
g/m²
A4, A5, B5, Letter (LT),
Half-Letter (HLT),
Executive (EXE),
Government Letter (GLT)
Up to 75 sheets
Custom-size paper:
98 × 148 mm minimum
216 × 297 mm maximum
EPSON Color
Laser Paper
A4
Up to 150 sheets
(Total thick stack: up
to 16.5 mm)
EPSON Color
Laser
Transparencies
A4, Letter (LT)
Up to 60 sheets
* You can print on the back side of paper that has been printed on previously
by this printer, if the paper is listed above.
Standard lower paper cassette
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Paper Type
Paper Size
Capacity
Plain paper
Weight: 64 to 90
g/m²
A4, Letter (LT)
Up to 500 sheets
(Total thick stack: less
than 55 mm)
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EPSON Color
Laser Paper
A4
Up to 500 sheets
(Total thick stack: less
than 55 mm)
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Optional paper cassette unit
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Paper Type
Paper Size
Capacity
Plain paper
Weight: 64 to 90
g/m²
A4, Letter (LT)
Up to 500 sheets
(Total thick stack: less
than 55 mm)
EPSON Color
Laser Paper
A4
Up to 500 sheets
(Total thick stack: less
than 55 mm)
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Selecting a paper source
You can specify a paper source manually, or set the printer to
select the paper source automatically.
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Manual selection
You can use the printer driver or the printer’s control panel to
select a paper source manually.
To access the printer driver, for Windows, see "Accessing the
printer driver" on page 66, or for Macintosh, see "Accessing the
printer driver" on page 153.
And to use the printer’s control panel, see "Using the Control
Panel Menus" on page 223.
Using the printer driver:
❏ For Windows:
Access the printer driver, click the Basic Settings tab, and
select the paper source that you want to use from the Paper
Source list. Then click OK.
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❏ For Macintosh:
Access the printer driver, select Printer Settings from the
drop-down list and click the Basic Settings tab (for Mac OS
X), or open the Basic Settings dialog box (for Mac OS 9). Then,
select the paper source that you want to use from the Paper
Source list and click OK.
Using the printer’s control panel:
Access the control panel’s Setup Menu, then select Paper Source
and specify the paper source you want to use.
Auto selection
You can use the printer driver or the printer’s control panel to
select a paper source containing the appropriate size of paper
automatically.
To access the printer driver, for Windows, see "Accessing the
printer driver" on page 66, or for Macintosh, see "Accessing the
printer driver" on page 153.
And to use the printer’s control panel, see "Using the Control
Panel Menus" on page 223.
Using the printer driver:
❏ For Windows:
Access the printer driver, click the Basic Settings tab, and
select Auto Selection as the paper source. Then click OK.
❏ For Macintosh:
Access the printer driver, select Printer Settings from the
drop-down list and click the Basic Settings tab (for Mac OS
X), or open the Basic Settings dialog box (for Mac OS 9). Then,
select Auto Selection as the paper source and click OK.
The printer will search for a paper source containing the specified
paper size in the following order.
Standard configuration:
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MP tray
Lower Cassette 1
3
With optional paper cassette unit installed:
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MP tray
Lower Cassette 1
Lower Cassette 2
Note:
❏ If you make paper size settings or paper source settings in your
application, these settings may override the printer driver settings.
❏ If you select an envelope for the Paper Size setting, it can be fed
only from the MP tray regardless of the Paper Source setting.
❏ You can change the priority of the MP tray by using the MP Mode
setting in the control panel’s Setup Menu. For details, see "Setup
Menu" on page 233.
Using the printer’s control panel:
Access the control panel’s Setup Menu, and select Paper Source,
then select Auto.
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Loading Paper
This section describes how to load paper. If you use special media
such as transparencies or envelopes, see also "Printing on Special
Media" on page 56.
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MP tray
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Follow the steps below to load paper.
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1. Turn the printer on. Press the latch on the MP tray and open
the tray.
2. Pull out the expansion tray on the MP tray to accommodate
the size of the paper you want to load.
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Note:
When you use A4, Letter or larger sizes of paper, unfold the
expansion tray 2 by lifting it up.
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3. Pinch the knob and the paper guide together, then slide the
right paper guide outward.
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4. Load a stack of the desired paper on the center of the tray.
Make sure to load it with the printable surface down.
Note:
❏ When loading paper, insert the short edge first.
❏ Do not load paper that exceeds the maximum stack height.
❏ When you use paper that has been printed on previously,
straighten any curled parts before loading it.
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5. Pitch the knob and the paper guide together, then slide the
side paper guide until it is against the right side of the stack
to get a snug fit.
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Note:
After loading paper, set the MP Tray Size setting to match the
loaded paper size on the control panel.
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Standard lower paper cassette and optional
paper cassette unit
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Loading Paper
Follow the steps below to load paper. The illustrations show the
standard lower paper cassette.
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1. Turn the printer on and pull out the paper cassette.
2. Push the tray in the paper cassette down.
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3. Load a stack of paper into the paper cassette. Make sure to
load it with the printable surface up.
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Note:
❏ Load paper after aligning the edges of the paper carefully.
❏ Do not load paper that exceeds the maximum stack height.
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❏ To change the paper size loaded in the paper cassette, see
"Changing the paper size" on page 52 for instructions.
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4. Reinsert the paper cassette.
Note:
After loading paper, set the LC Size setting to match the loaded
paper size on the control panel.
Changing the paper size
Follow the steps below to change the paper size loaded in the
paper cassette.
1. Pull out the paper cassette. If paper is loaded in the paper
cassette, remove it.
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2. Push the tray in the paper cassette down.
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3. Remove the three screws securing the tray in the paper
cassette.
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4. Slide the three paper guides to fit the paper size that you want
to use.
5. Secure the three paper guides with the three screws.
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6. Load the paper and reinsert the paper cassette.
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Note:
After loading paper, set the LC Size setting to match the loaded
paper size on the control panel.
Output tray
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The output tray is located on the top of the printer. Since printouts
are output face-down, this tray is also referred to as the face-down
tray. This tray can hold up to 250 sheets.
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If the printouts do not stack well, open the extension on the output
tray.
Printing on Special Media
You can print on special media which include Epson paper such
as the following.
Note:
Since the quality of any particular brand or type of media may be changed
by the manufacturer at any time, Epson cannot guarantee the quality of
any type of media. Always test samples of media stock before purchasing
large quantities or printing large jobs.
EPSON Color Laser Paper
When loading EPSON Color Laser Paper, you should make paper
settings as shown below:
❏ Make settings on the Basic Settings in the printer driver.
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Paper Size:
A4
Paper Source:
MP Tray (up to 150 sheets or up to
16.5 mm thick stack),
Lower Cassette (up to 500 sheets
or up to 55 mm thick stack)
Paper Type:
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Plain
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❏ You can also make these settings on the Tray Menu in the
control panel. See "Tray Menu" on page 229.
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EPSON Color Laser Transparencies
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Epson recommends the use of EPSON Color Laser
Transparencies.
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Note:
Duplex printing is not available for transparencies.
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Transparencies can be loaded into the MP tray only. When using
transparencies, you should make paper settings as shown below:
❏ Make settings on the Basic Settings in the printer driver.
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Paper Size:
A4 or LT
Paper Source:
MP Tray (up to 60 sheets)
Paper Type:
Transparency
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❏ You can also make these settings on the Tray Menu in the
control panel. See "Tray Menu" on page 229.
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Please note the following when handling this media:
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❏ Hold each sheet by its edges, as oil from your fingers may
transfer to the surface and damage the printable surface of the
sheet. The Epson logo appears on the printable side.
❏ When loading transparencies in the MP tray, insert the short
edge first as shown below.
❏ When using transparencies, load them in the MP tray and set
the Paper Type setting to Transparency in the printer driver.
❏ When the Paper Type setting in the printer driver is set to
Transparency, do not load any other type of paper except
transparencies.
❏ When printing transparencies, the printing speed is extremely
slow.
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Caution:
Sheets that have just been printed on may be hot.
Envelopes
The print quality of envelopes may be irregular because different
parts of an envelope have different thicknesses. Print one or two
envelopes to check the print quality.
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c
Caution:
Do not use window envelopes. The plastic on most window
envelopes will melt when it comes into contact with the fuser.
Note:
❏ Depending on the quality of envelopes, the printing environment,
or the printing procedure, envelopes might be wrinkled. Make a trial
print run before you print on a lot of envelopes.
❏ Duplex printing is not available for envelopes.
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When loading envelopes, you should make paper settings as
shown below:
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❏ Make settings on the Basic Settings in the printer driver.
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Paper Size:
IB5, C6, MON, C10, DL, or C5
Paper Source:
MP Tray (up to 15 sheets, or a
stack up to 16.5 mm thick)
Paper Type:
Normal
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❏ You can also make these settings on the Tray Menu in the
control panel. See "Tray Menu" on page 229.
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Please note the following when handling this media.
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❏ When printing on envelopes, be sure to set the lever on the
fuser unit to the envelope position before loading the
envelopes. After printing envelopes, be sure to reset the lever
to the original position. Printing on media other than
envelopes when the lever is set to the envelope position may
cause poor print quality because the printer fails to fix toner
to the media. It also may cause paper jam and dirty printouts
because of the toner that adheres to the rollers inside the
printer. When this happens, reset the lever to the original
position and print blank pages until the printouts are clean.
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Caution:
Be careful not to touch the fuser, which is marked CAUTION
HIGH TEMPERATURE, or the surrounding areas. If the
printer has been in use, the fuser and the surrounding areas
may be very hot. If you must touch one of these areas, open
cover A and B, then wait 30 minutes to allow the heat to
subside before doing so.
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❏ Load envelopes with the short edge first as shown below.
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❏ Do not use an envelope that has glue or tape on it.
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Caution:
Make sure that the minimum size of envelopes meets the
following size requirements:
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Height: 162 mm
Width: 98.43 mm
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1. 98.43 mm
2. 162 mm
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❏ When printing envelopes, the printing speed is extremely
slow.
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Labels
You can load up to 16.5 mm thick stack of labels into the MP tray
at a time. However, you may need to feed some labels one sheet
at a time, or load them manually.
Note:
❏ Duplex printing is not available for labels.
❏ Depending on the quality of labels, the printing environment, or the
printing procedure, labels might be wrinkled. Make a trial print run
before you print on a lot of labels.
When loading labels, you should make paper settings as shown
below:
❏ Make settings on the Basic Settings in the printer driver.
Paper Size:
A4 or LT
Paper Source:
MP Tray (up to 50 sheets)
Paper Type:
Labels
❏ You can also make these settings on the Tray Menu in the
control panel. See "Tray Menu" on page 229.
Note:
❏ You should only use labels designed for laser printers or plain-paper
copiers.
❏ To prevent the label adhesive from coming into contact with printer
parts, always use labels that completely cover the backing sheet, with
no gaps between the individual labels.
❏ Press a sheet of paper on top of each sheet of labels. If the paper sticks,
do not use those labels in your printer.
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❏ You may have to make the setting Thick for Paper Type in the
Setup Menu.
❏ When printing labels, the printing speed is extremely slow.
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Thick paper
You can load thick paper (91 to 163 g/m²).
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When loading thick you should make paper settings as shown
below:
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❏ Make settings on the Basic Settings in the printer driver.
Paper Size:
A4, A5, B5, LT, HLT, EXE, GLT
Paper Source:
MP Tray (up to 75 sheets)
Paper Type:
Thick
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Note:
When using thick paper, you cannot do duplex printing
automatically. When you want to do duplex printing with thick
paper, set the Paper Type setting on printer driver to Thick (Back),
then do duplex printing manually. When you use thick paper that
has been printed on previously, straighten any curled parts before
loading it.
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❏ You can also make these settings on the Tray Menu in the
control panel. See "Tray Menu" on page 229.
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❏ When you use EPSON Color Laser Coated Paper, make the
settings as thick paper.
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❏ When printing thick paper, the printing speed is extremely
slow.
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Loading a custom paper size
You can load non-standard size paper (98 × 148 mm to 216 × 297
mm) into the MP tray as long as it meets the following size
requirements:
When loading a custom paper size, you should make paper
settings as shown below:
❏ Make settings on the Basic Settings in the printer driver.
Paper Size:
User Defined Size
Paper Source:
MP Tray (up to 16.5 mm thick
stack)
Paper Type:
Plain or Thick
Note:
❏ For Windows, access the printer driver, then select
User-Defined Size from the Paper Size list on the Basic
Settings tab. In the User Defined Paper Size dialog box, adjust
the Paper Width, Paper Length, and Unit settings to match
your custom paper. Then click OK and your custom paper size
will be saved.
❏ For Macintosh, access the printer driver, click Custom Size in
the Paper Setting dialog box. Then click New, adjust the Paper
Width, Paper Length, and Margin settings to match your
custom paper. Then enter the setting’s name, and click OK to
save your custom paper size.
❏ You can also make these settings on the Tray Menu in the
control panel. See "Tray Menu" on page 229.
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❏ If you cannot use the printer driver as explained above, make
this setting at the printer by accessing the control panel’s
Printing Menu and selecting CTM (custom) as the Page Size
setting.
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Chapter 4
Using the Printer Software with Windows
About the Printer Software
The printer driver lets you choose from a wide variety of settings
to get the best results from your printer. The printer driver also
includes EPSON Status Monitor 3, which is accessed through the
Optional Settings menu. EPSON Status Monitor 3 lets you check
the status of your printer.
See "Monitoring Your Printer Using EPSON Status Monitor 3" on
page 108 for more information.
Accessing the printer driver
You can access the printer driver directly from any application
programs, from your Windows operating system.
The printer settings made from many Windows applications
override the setting made when the printer driver is accessed
from the operating system, so you should access the printer driver
from your application to make sure that you get the result you
want.
From the application
To access the printer driver, click the Print or Page Setup from
the File menu. You also need to click Setup, Options, Properties,
or a combination of these buttons.
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Windows XP or Server 2003 users
To access the printer driver, click Start, click Printers and Faxes,
then click Printers. Right-click your printer’s icon, then click
Printing Preferences.
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click Printers. Right-click your printer’s icon, then click
Properties.
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Windows 2000 users
To access the printer driver, click Start, point to Settings, then
click Printers. Right-click your printer’s icon, then click Printing
Preferences.
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To access the printer driver, click Start, point to Settings, then
click Printers. Right-click your printer’s icon, then click
Document Defaults.
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The printer driver’s online help provides details on printer driver
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Making Changes to Printer Settings
Making the print quality settings
You can change the print quality of printouts through settings in
the printer driver. With the printer driver, you can make the print
settings by choosing from a list of predefined settings, or
customizing the settings.
Choosing the print quality by using the Automatic setting
You can change the print quality of printouts to favor speed or
detail. There are five quality modes for the color printing mode
and three for the monochrome printing mode.
When Automatic is selected in the Basic Settings menu, the
printer driver takes care of all detailed settings according to the
color setting you select. Print quality and color are the only
settings you have to make. You can change other settings such as
paper size or orientation in most applications.
Note:
The printer driver’s online help provides details on printer driver
settings.
1. Click the Basic Settings tab.
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2. Click Automatic, then choose desired printing quality.
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The printer driver provides the following quality modes.
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Draft, Text, Text&Image, Web, Photo
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Draft, Text&Image, Photo
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If printing is unsuccessful or a memory-related error message appears,
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Using the predefined settings
The predefined settings are provided to help you optimize print
settings for a particular kind of printout, such as presentation
documents or images taken by a video or digital camera.
Follow the steps below to use the predefined settings.
1. Click the Basic Settings tab.
2. Select Advanced. You will find the predefined settings in
the list below of Automatic.
Note:
This screen may vary depending on your operating system version.
3. Select the most appropriate setting from the list according to
the type of document or image you want to print.
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When you choose a predefined setting, other settings such as
Printing Mode, Resolution, Screen, and Color Management are
set automatically. Changes are shown in the current settings list
on the Setting Information dialog box that appears by pressing
the Setting Info. button on the Optional Settings menu.
This printer driver provides the following predefined settings:
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Draft
Suitable for printing inexpensive drafts.
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Suitable for printing documents that include mainly text.
Text & Image
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Suitable for printing photos.
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Web
Suitable for printing web screens that include many icons,
symbols, and colored text. This setting is effective for screens that
include full color 24 or 36 bit images. It is not effective for screens
that include only illustrations, graphs, and text, and do not
include any images.
Text/Graph
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such as presentation documents.
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Suitable for printing graphics and charts.
PhotoEnhance
Suitable for printing video captures, images taken with a digital
camera, or scanned images. EPSON PhotoEnhance4
automatically adjusts the contrast, saturation, and brightness of
the original image data to produce sharper, more vivid color
printouts. This setting does not affect your original image data.
ICM (Except for Windows NT 4.0)
ICM stands for Image Color Matching. This feature automatically
adjusts printout colors to match colors on your screen.
sRGB
When using equipment which supports sRGB, the printer
performs Image Color Matching with these pieces of equipment
before printing. To confirm that your equipment supports sRGB,
contact your equipment dealer.
Advanced Text/Graph
Suitable for printing high-quality presentation documents that
include text and graphs.
Advanced Graphic/CAD
Suitable for printing high-quality graphs, charts, and photos.
Advanced Photo
Suitable for printing high-quality scanned photos and
digitally-captured images.
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Customizing print settings
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manually.
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Follow the steps below to customize your print settings.
1. Click the Basic Settings tab.
2. Click Advanced, then click More Settings.
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desired printing resolution with the Resolution slider bar.
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❏ This screen may vary depending on your operating system
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❏ The Web Smoothing check box is not available when
PhotoEnhance is selected. Note this setting is effective for
screens that include full color 24 or 36 bit images. It is not
effective for screens that include only illustrations, graphs, and
text, and do not include any images.
4. Click OK to apply the settings and return to the Basic Settings
menu.
Saving your settings
To save your custom settings, click Advanced, then click Save
Settings on the Basic Settings menu. The Custom Settings dialog
box appears.
Type a name for your custom settings in the Name box, then click
Save. Your settings will appear in the list to the right of
Automatic in the Basic Settings menu.
Note:
❏ You cannot use a predefined setting name for your custom settings.
❏ To delete a custom setting, click Advanced, click Save Settings
in the Basic Settings menu, select the setting in the Custom Settings
dialog box, then click Delete.
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❏ You cannot delete predefined settings.
If you change any setting in the More Settings dialog box when
one of your custom settings is selected in the Advanced Settings
list on the Basic Settings menu, the setting selected in the list
changes to Custom Settings. The custom setting that was
previously selected is not affected by this change. To return to
your custom setting, simply reselect it from the current settings
list.
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Resizing printouts
You can have your document enlarged or reduced during
printing.
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2. Select the Zoom Options check box, then select the desired
paper size from the Output Paper drop-down list. The page
will be printed to fit on the paper you have selected.
3. Select Upper Left (to print reduced page image at upper left
corner of the paper) or Center (to print reduced page image
with centering) for Location setting.
4. Click OK to apply the settings.
Resizing pages by a specified percentage
1. Click the Advanced Layout tab.
2. Select the Zoom Options check box.
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3. Select the Zoom To check box, then specify the magnification
percentage in the box.
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The percentage can be set between 50% and 200% in 1%
increments.
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If necessary, select the paper size to be printed from the Output
Paper drop-down list.
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Modifying the print layout
Your printer can print either two or four pages onto a single page
and specifies the printing order, automatically resizing each page
to fit the specified paper size. You can also choose to print
documents surrounded by a frame.
1. Click the Advanced Layout tab.
2. Select the Print Layout check box and the number of pages
you want to print on one sheet of paper. Then click More
Settings. The Print Layout Settings dialog box appears.
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Select the Page Order in which the pages are printed on each
sheet.
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4. Select the Print the Frame check box when you want to print
the pages surrounded by a frame.
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The Page Order choices depend on the number of pages selected
above, and the paper orientation (Portrait or Landscape) selected on
the Basic Settings menu.
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Using a watermark
Follow the steps below to use a watermark on your document. In
the Advanced Layout tab or Watermark dialog box, you can
select from a list of predefined watermarks, or you can make an
original watermark with text or a bitmap. The Watermark dialog
box also allows you to make a variety of detailed watermark
settings. For example, you can select the size, intensity, and
position of your watermark.
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1. Click the Advanced Layout tab.
2. Select a watermark that you want to use from the Watermark
drop-down list. If you want to make detailed settings, click
Watermark Settings. The Watermark dialog box appears.
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3. Select the color from the Color drop-down list, then adjust the
image intensity of the watermark with the Intensity slider bar.
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4. Select Front (to print the watermark in the foreground of the
document) or Back (to print the watermark in the
background of the document) for the Position setting.
5. Select the location on the page where you want to print the
watermark from the Location drop-down list.
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8. Click OK to apply the settings and return to the Special menu.
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1. Click the Advanced Layout tab.
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2. Click New/Delete. The User Defined Watermarks dialog box
appears.
Note:
The User Defined Watermarks dialog box also appears by clicking
New/Delete in the Watermark dialog box.
3. Select Text or BMP and type a name for the new watermark
in the Name box.
Note:
This screen appears when you select Text.
4. If you select Text, type the watermark text in the Text box. If
you select BMP, click Browse, select the BMP file you want to
use, then click OK.
5. Click Save. Your watermark will appear in the List box.
6. Click OK to apply the new watermark settings.
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Note:
You can register up to 10 watermarks.
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The Overlay Settings dialog box allows you to prepare standard
forms, or templates, that you can use as overlays when printing
other documents. This feature can be useful for creating corporate
letterheads or invoices.
Note:
The overlay function is available only when High Quality (Printer) is
selected for the Printing Mode in the Extended Settings dialog box from
the Optional Settings menu.
Creating an overlay
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Follow the steps below to create and save a form overlay file.
1. Open your application and create the file that you want to use
as an overlay.
2. When the file is ready to be saved as an overlay, choose Print
or Print Setup from the File menu of your application, then
click Printer, Setup, Options, Properties, or a combination of
these buttons, depending on your application.
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4. Select the Form Overlay check box, then click Overlay
Settings. The Overlay Settings dialog box appears.
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5. Select Create Overlay Data, then click Settings. The Form
Settings dialog box appears.
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6. Select the Use Form Name check box, then click Add Form
Name. The Add Form dialog box appears.
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Note:
If the Assign to Paper Source check box is selected, the form
name is displayed in the Paper Source drop-down list on the Basic
Settings tab.
7. Type the form name in the Form Name box and its description
in the Description box.
8. Select To Front or To Back to specify whether the overlay will
be printed as background or foreground of the document.
9. Click Register to apply the settings and return to Form
settings dialog box.
10. Click OK in the Form Settings dialog box.
11. Click OK in the Overlay Settings dialog box.
12. Print the file saved as overlay data. It is possible to save any
kind of file as an overlay. The overlay data is created.
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Printing with an overlay
Follow the steps below to print a document with overlay data.
1. Open the file to print with overlay data.
2. From the application, access the printer driver. Open the File
menu, choose Print or Print Setup, then click Printer, Setup,
Options, Properties, or a combination of these buttons,
depending on your application.
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3. Click the Advanced Layout tab.
4. Select the Form Overlay check box, and click Overlay
Settings to open the Overlay Settings dialog box.
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to return the Advanced Layout menu.
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Note:
If the Assign to Paper Source check box is selected, the form
name is displayed in the Paper Source drop-down list on the Basic
Settings tab. You can also select the form without accessing the
dialog box above.
6. Click OK to print the data.
Different printer settings overlay data
The overlay data is made with the current printer settings (such
as Orientation:Portrait). If you want to make the same overlay
with different printer settings (such as Landscape), follow the
instructions below.
1. Re-access the printer driver as described in step 2 in "Creating
an overlay" on page 83.
2. Make the printer settings and exit the printer driver.
3. Send the same data that you made by application to the
printer like step 12 in "Creating an overlay" on page 83.
This setting is available only for Form Name data.
Using HDD form overlay
This function enables faster printing with form overlay data.
Windows users can use the form data registered on the optional
Hard Disk Drive installed in the printer though only an
administrator can register or delete the form data on the Hard
Disk Drive. You can access this function from the Form Selection
dialog box in the printer driver.
Note:
❏ This function is not available if the optional Hard Disk Drive is not
installed.
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❏ When the document’s resolution, paper size or paper orientation
settings are different from the form overlay data that you use, you
cannot print the document with the form overlay data.
❏ This function is available in the High Quality (Printer) mode.
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Register the form overlay data on the Hard Disk Drive
Only a network administrator using Windows XP, 2000, NT 4.0,
or Server 2003 is allowed to register the form overlay data on the
optional Hard Disk Drive, using the following steps.
Note:
❏ The form name must use only the characters shown below. A - Z, a
- z, 0 - 9, and ! ’ ) ( - _ %
❏ If you are using the color printer driver, monochrome form overlay
data created in the black mode is not displayed.
1. Prepare the form overlay data to register on the local PC Hard
Disk Drive.
2. Log in to Windows XP, 2000, NT 4.0, or Server 2003 as an
administrator.
3. For Windows 2000 or NT 4.0, click Start, point to Settings,
and then click Printers.
For Windows XP or Server 2003, click Start, point to Control
Panel, and then double-click the Printers and Faxes icon.
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7. Select the form name from the Form Names list, and then click
Register.
Note:
Only form names that can be registered appear on the Form Name
list.
8. If you plan to distribute the form list to the clients, click Print
List to print the list.
9. Click Back to close the Register to HDD dialog box.
10. Click OK to close the window.
Printing with HDD form overlay
All Windows users can use the registered form data on the
optional Hard Disk Drive. Follow the steps below to print with
HDD form data.
1. Click the Advanced Layout tab.
2. Select the Form Overlay check box, and click Overlay
Settings. The Overlay Settings dialog box appears.
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3. Select No Form name in the Form drop-down list, and click
Details. The Form Selection dialog box appears.
Note:
Make sure that No Form name is selected. If any form name is
selected, another dialog box will appear.
4. Click Printer’s HDD. Type the form name in the text box, or
click Browse and select the registered form name if the printer
is connected through a network.
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❏ If you need the list of the registered form data, click Print List to
print it and confirm the form name.
Also, if you need a sample print-out of the form data, enter the
form name, then click Print Sample.
❏ You can view thumbnails of the forms using a Web browser by
clicking the Thumbnail button if the printer is connected
through a network and the Java Runtime Environment has been
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5. Select To Front or To Back to print the form data as
background or foreground of the document, then click OK to
return to the Advanced Layout tab.
6. Click OK to print data.
Delete the form overlay data on the Hard Disk Drive
Only a network administrator using Windows XP, 2000, NT 4.0,
or Server 2003 is allowed to delete or edit the form overlay data
on the optional Hard Disk Drive, using the following steps.
1. Log in to Windows XP, 2000, NT 4.0, or Server 2003 as an
administrator.
2. For Windows 2000 or NT 4.0, click Start, point to Settings,
and then click Printers.
For Windows XP or Server 2003, click Start, point to Control
Panel, and then double-click the Printers and Faxes icon.
3. Right-click the EPSON AL-C2600 Advanced or EPSON
AL-2600 Advanced icon and then click Properties.
4. Click the Optional Settings tab.
5. Click Delete. The Delete from HDD dialog box appears.
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6. If you delete all form data, click the All button, then click
Delete. If you want to delete some specific data, click the
Selected button, enter the form name in the Form Name edit
box, then click Delete.
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❏ If you need the list of the registered form data, click Print List to
print it and confirm the form name. Also, if you need a sample
print-out of the form data, enter the form name and click the
Print Sample button.
❏ You can use the Browse button if the printer is connected
through a network. Form names registered to the HDD are
displayed by clicking the Browse button.
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Duplex printing
Duplex printing prints on both sides of the paper. When printing
for binding, the binding edge can be specified as required to
produce the desired page order.
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As an ENERGY STAR® partner, Epson recommends the use of
the double-sided printing function. Refer to ENERGY STAR®
Compliance for more information on the ENERGY STAR®
program.
Printing with the Duplex Unit
Follow the steps below to print with the Duplex Unit.
1. Click the Basic Settings tab.
2. Select the Duplex check box, then select Left, Top, or Right as
the Binding position.
3. Click Duplex Settings to open the Duplex Settings dialog box.
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4. Specify the Binding Margin for the front and back sides of the
paper, then select whether the front or back side of the paper
is to be printed as the Start Page.
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5. When printing for binding as a booklet, select the Binding
Method check box and make appropriate settings. For details
about each setting, see online help.
6. Click OK to apply the settings and return to the Basic Settings
tab.
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Making Extended Settings
You can make various settings in the Extended Settings dialog
box. To open the dialog box, click Extended Settings on the
Optional Settings menu.
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Printing mode:
High Quality (PC):
Select this mode if you use a computer
with higher specs to reduce the printer
load.
In this mode, functions such as “Form
Overlay,” and “Print true type with
fonts with substitution” cannot be
used.
High Quality (Printer):
Select this mode if you use a computer
with lower specs to reduce the PC
load.
CRT:
Select this mode if your printing results
are not as good as you wish with “High
Quality (PC)” or “High Quality
(Printer).” In this mode, functions such
as “PhotoEnhance4,” “Print Layout,”
“Binding Method,” “Watermark,”
“Form Overlay” and “Print true type
with fonts with substitution” cannot be
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Print True Type fonts as
bitmap check box:
Select this check box to print, as
bitmap, the True Type fonts that are
not substituted with device fonts in the
document.
Print True Type fonts with
substitution check box:
Select this check box to print the True
Type fonts in the document as device
fonts. This function is not available
when the Graphic Mode setting is set
to High Quality (PC).
Setting button:
Click this button to open the Font
Substitution dialog box. This button is
available when Print True Type fonts
with substitution is selected.
Uses the settings specified
on the printer check box:
Select this check box to use the Offset,
the Skip blank page, and Ignore the
selected paper size settings on the
control panel.
Uses the settings specified
on the driver check box:
Select this check box to use the Offset,
the Skip blank page, and Ignore the
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Makes fine adjustments to the printing
position on the front and the back of
data on a page in 0.5 mm increments.
Skip Blank Page check box:
When you select this check box, the
printer skips blank pages.
Ignore the selected paper
size check box:
When you select this check box, the
printer prints on loaded paper,
regardless of size.
Automatically change to
monochrome mode check
box:
Select this check box to have the
printer driver analyze the printing data,
and automatically switch to
monochrome mode if the printing
data is black and white.
High Speed Graphics
Output check box:
Select this check box to optimize the
printing speed of graphics composed
of line drawings such as overlaid
circles and squares.
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Clear this check box if graphics do not
print correctly.
Uses the collate settings
specified in the application
check box:
Select this check box to enable the
collate settings that are specified on
the application.
Uses the spooling method
provided by the operating
system check box:
Select this check box to enable the
Spool function for Windows XP, 2000,
Server 2003, or NT 4.0.
Default button:
Click this button to return the driver
settings to the initial settings.
Help button:
Click this button to open online help.
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Click this button to exit the dialog box
or printer driver without saving the
settings.
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Click this button to save the settings
and to exit the dialog box or printer
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Making Optional Settings
You can update the installed option information manually if you
have installed options to your printer.
1. Click the Optional Settings tab, then select Update the
Printer Option Info Manually.
2. Click Settings. The Optional Settings dialog box appears.
3. Make settings for each installed option, then click OK.
Printing a status sheet
To confirm the current status of the printer, print a status sheet
from the printer driver. The status sheet contains information
about the printer, the current settings.
Follow the steps below to print a status sheet.
1. Access the printer driver.
2. Click the Optional Settings tab and then click Status Sheet.
The printer starts printing a status sheet.
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Ordering Consumables
To order consumables online, click the Order Online button on
the Basic Settings tab. See "Order Online" on page 116 for details.
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Note:
The amount of toners remaining and the expected service life of the
photoconductor are displayed on the Basic Settings tab when EPSON
Status Monitor 3 is installed. You can set the interval of the remaining
consumables on the Consumables Info Settings dialog box that appears
by clicking the Consumables Info Settings button on the Optional
Settings tab.
Using the Reserve Job Function
The Reserve Job function allows you to store print jobs on the
printer’s Hard Disk Drive and to print them later directly from
the printer’s control panel. Follow the instructions in this section
to use the Reserve Job function.
Note:
You need an optional Hard Disk Drive installed in your printer in order
to use the Reserve Job function. Make sure that the drive is correctly
recognized by the printer driver before you start using the Reserve Job
function.
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The table below gives an overview of the Reserve Job options.
Each option is described in detail later in this section.
Reserve Job Option
Description
Re-Print Job
Lets you print the job now and store it for later
reprinting.
Verify Job
Lets you print one copy now to verify the content
before printing multiple copies.
Stored Job
Lets you save the print job without printing it now.
Confidential Job
Lets you apply a password to the print job and
save it for later printing.
Jobs stored on the Hard Disk Drive are handled differently
depending on the Reserve Job option. Refer to the tables below
for details.
Reserve Job
Option
Maximum
Number of
Jobs
When
Maximum is
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When Drive is Full
Re-Print Job
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newest
Oldest job
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Stored Job
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manually
Delete old jobs
manually
Confidential
Job
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Re-Print Job
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hard drive
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Re-Print Job
The Re-Print Job option allows you to store the job you are
currently printing so that you can reprint it later directly from the
control panel.
Follow the steps below to use the Re-Print Job option.
1. Click the Basic Settings tab.
2. Select the Collate in Printer check box. Specify the number of
copies to be printed, and make other printer driver settings as
appropriate for your document.
3. Click the Optional Settings tab, then click Reserve Jobs
Settings. The Reserve Job Settings dialog box appears.
4. Select the Reserve Job On check box, then select Re-Print
Job.
5. Enter a user name and job name in the corresponding text
boxes.
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Note:
If you want to create a thumbnail of the first page of a job, select the
Create a thumbnail check box. Thumbnails can be accessed by
entering http:// followed by the internal print server’s IP address in
a Web browser.
6. Click OK. The printer prints your document, and stores the
print job on the Hard Disk Drive.
To reprint or delete this data using the printer’s control panel, see
"Printing and Deleting Reserve Job Data" on page 278.
Verify Job
The Verify Job option allows you to print one copy in order to
verify the content before printing multiple copies.
Follow the steps below to use the Verify Job option.
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1. Click the Basic Settings tab.
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2. Select the Collate in Printer check box. Specify the number of
copies to be printed, and make other printer driver settings as
appropriate for your document.
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Settings. The Reserve Job Settings dialog box appears.
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4. Select the Reserve Job On check box, then select Verify Job.
5. Enter a user name and job name in the corresponding text
boxes.
Note:
If you want to create a thumbnail of the first page of a job, select the
Create a thumbnail check box. Thumbnails can be accessed by
entering http:// followed by the internal print server’s IP address in
a Web browser.
6. Click OK. The printer prints one copy of your document, and
stores the print data with information on the number of
remaining copies on the Hard Disk Drive.
After you have confirmed the printout, you can print the
remaining copies or delete this data using the printer’s control
panel. See "Printing and Deleting Reserve Job Data" on page 278
for instructions.
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Stored Job
The Stored Job option is useful for storing documents you print
on a regular basis, such as invoices. The stored data remains on
the Hard Disk Drive even if you turn off the printer or reset it
using the Reset All function.
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option.
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1. Click the Basic Settings tab.
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2. Select the Collate in Printer check box. Specify the number of
copies to be printed, and make other printer driver settings as
appropriate for your document.
3. Click the Optional Settings tab, then click Reserve Jobs
Settings. The Reserve Job Settings dialog box appears.
4. Select the Reserve Job On check box, then select Stored Job.
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5. Enter a user name and job name in the corresponding text
boxes.
Note:
If you want to create a thumbnail of the first page of a job, select the
Create a thumbnail check box. Thumbnails can be accessed by
entering http:// followed by the internal print server’s IP address in
a Web browser.
6. Click OK. The printer stores the print data on the Hard Disk
Drive.
To print or delete this data using the printer’s control panel, see
"Printing and Deleting Reserve Job Data" on page 278.
Confidential Job
The Confidential Job option allows you to apply passwords to
print jobs stored on the Hard Disk Drive.
Follow the steps below to store print data using the Confidential
Job option.
1. Make printer driver settings as appropriate for your
document.
2. Click the Optional Settings tab, then click Reserve Jobs
Settings. The Reserve Jobs Settings dialog box appears.
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3. Select the Reserve Job On check box, then select
Confidential Job.
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5. Set the password for the job by entering a four-digit number
in the password text box.
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❏ Passwords must be four digits.
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❏ Keep passwords in a safe place. You must enter the correct
password when printing a Confidential Job.
6. Click OK. The printer stores the print job on the Hard Disk
Drive.
To print or delete this data using the printer’s control panel, see
"Printing and Deleting Reserve Job Data" on page 278.
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Monitoring Your Printer Using EPSON Status
Monitor 3
EPSON Status Monitor 3 is a utility program that monitors your
printer and gives you information about its current status.
Note for Windows XP users:
❏ Shared Windows XP LPR connections and shared Windows XP
Standard TCP/IP connections with Windows clients do not support
the Job Management function.
❏ EPSON Status Monitor 3 is not available when printing from a
Remote Desktop connection.
Note for Netware users:
When monitoring NetWare printers, a Novell Client that corresponds
to your operating system must be used. Operation is confirmed for the
versions below:
❏ For Windows Me or 98:
Novell Client 3.4 for Windows 95/98
❏ For Windows XP, 2000, or NT 4.0:
Novell Client 4.9 for Windows NT/2000/XP
❏ To monitor a NetWare printer, connect only one print server to each
queue. For directions, see the Network Guide for the printer.
❏ You cannot monitor a NetWare queue printer beyond the IPX router
because the setting for IPX hops is 0.
❏ This product supports NetWare printers configured by a
queue-based printing system such as Bindery or NDS. You cannot
monitor NDPS (Novell Distributed Print Services) printers.
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Installing EPSON Status Monitor 3
Follow the steps below to install EPSON Status Monitor 3.
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1. Make sure that the printer is off and that Windows is running
on your computer.
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❏ If the language selection window appears, select your country.
❏ If the Epson Installation Program screen does not appear
automatically, double-click the My Computer icon,
right-click the CD-ROM icon, click OPEN in the menu that
appears, then double-click Epsetup.exe.
3. Click Continue. When the software license agreement screen
appears, read the statement, then click Agree.
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5. Select User Installation, and then select your printer.
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6. In the dialog box that appears, click Local.
Note:
See the Network Guide for information on installing EPSON Status
Monitor 3 on a network.
7. Click Custom.
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8. Select the EPSON Status Monitor 3 check box, then click
Install.
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icon is selected, and click OK.
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10. In the dialog box that appears, select your country or region,
and the URL for EPSON’s Web site in that country or region
appears. Then click OK.
Note:
❏ In the dialog box, you can set the URL for the site where you
can order consumables online. See "Order Online" on page 116
for details.
❏ Selecting your country or region allows you to change the
settings of the URL.
❏ When you click the Cancel button, the Web site’s URL does
not appear, but the EPSON Status Monitor 3 installation
continues.
11. When the installation is complete, click OK.
Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3
Follow the steps below to access EPSON Status Monitor 3.
1. Access the printer driver, then click the Optional Settings
tab.
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2. Click EPSON Status Monitor 3.
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Getting printer status details
You can monitor printer status and obtain information on
consumable products using the EPSON Status Monitor 3 dialog
box.
Note:
This screen may vary depending on your operating system version.
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a.
Icon/Message:
The icon and message show the printer
status.
b.
Printer image:
The image at the upper left shows the
printer status graphically.
c.
Text box:
The text box next to the printer image
displays the current status of the printer.
When a problem occurs, the most
probable solution is displayed.
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d.
Close button:
Clicking this button closes the dialog box.
e.
Consumables:
Displays information for the paper trays
and consumables.
f.
Job Information:
Displays information for the print jobs. The
Job Information menu is displayed when
the Show job information check box on
the Monitoring Preferences dialog box is
on. See "Using the Job Information menu"
on page 122 for details.
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h.
Paper:
Displays the paper size, the paper type
and the approximate amount of paper
remaining in the paper source.
Information for the optional paper
cassette is displayed only if this option is
installed.
Toner:
Indicates the amount of remaining toner.
The toner icon flashes if the toner is low.
Note:
The example shown above is for the Color
mode. When the printer is in the B/W
mode, one black toner cartridge is
displayed. When the printer is in the 4 ×
B/W mode, four black toner cartridges are
displayed.
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Order Online button:
Clicking this button enables you to order
consumables online. See "Order Online"
on page 116 for details.
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Waste toner
collector:
The icon flashes when remaining
functional life of the waste toner collector
is low or an error has occurred.
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Photoconductor
Unit:
Indicates the remaining functional life of
the photoconductor unit.
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The green level meter indicates the
remaining life of the photoconductor unit
that is set. The level meter color turns to
red when the life is low.
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Order Online
To order consumables online, click the Order Online button on
the EPSON Status Monitor 3 dialog box. The Order Online dialog
box appears.
Note
The Order Online dialog box also appears by clicking the Order Online
button on the Basic Settings tab in the printer driver.
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Status Monitor button:
Opens the EPSON Status Monitor 3 dialog
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b.
Text box:
Displays the consumables and codes.
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c.
Order Now/Find
Dealer button:
Connects to the URL where you can
place an order and find the dealer
nearest you.
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When you click this button, a
confirmation window asking if you wish to
connect to the Web site appears. If you
do not want this window to appear,
select the Do not display the confirming
window check box in the confirmation
window.
d.
Utility Settings button:
Opens the Utility Settings dialog box and
allows you to change the settings of the
registered URL.
If you do not want the confirmation
window to appear when you press the
Order Now/Find Dealer button, select
the Do not display the confirming
window check box in the Utility Setting
dialog box.
e.
Close button:
Closes the dialog box.
f.
Do not display this
window
automatically check
box:
When this check box is selected, the
Order Online dialog box does not
appear automatically.
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Setting Monitoring Preferences
To make specific monitoring settings, click Monitoring
Preferences in the Optional Settings menu of the printer driver.
The Monitoring Preferences dialog box appears.
The following settings and buttons appear in the dialog box:
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Select Notification:
Use the check boxes in this area to
select the types of error that you wish
to be notified about.
To select the notification item to be
displayed, select the corresponding
check box in Event. The current status
of the notification item is displayed as
On or Off in Screen Notification.
b.
Default button:
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c.
d.
Select Shortcut Icon:
Job Management:
To use the shortcut icon, select the
Shortcut Icon check box, then choose
an icon. The icon you select appears
on the right side of the taskbar.
Once the shortcut icon is in the taskbar,
you can double-click it to open the
EPSON Status Monitor 3 dialog box.
Alternatively, you can right-click the
shortcut icon, then select Monitoring
Preferences from the menu to open
the Monitoring Preferences dialog box,
and your printer from the menu to
open the EPSON Status Monitor 3
dialog box.
Select the Show Job Information
check box to display the Job
Information menu in the EPSON Status
Monitor 3 window. When this check
box is selected, the Job management
icon appears on the taskbar during
printing.
To display the notification message
when your print job is finished, select
the Notify when printing completed
check box.
Note:
This menu is enabled only under the
conditions given in "Connections
supporting the Job Management
function" on page 120.
e.
Allow monitoring of shared
printers check box:
When this check box is selected, a
shared printer can be monitored by
other PCs.
f.
Help button:
Opens online help for the Monitoring
Preferences dialog box.
g.
Cancel button:
Cancels any changes.
h.
OK button:
Saves new changes.
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Status Alert window
The Status Alert window indicates what type of error has
occurred and offers you a possible solution. The window closes
automatically once the problem is cleared.
This window will appear according to the selected notification in
the Monitoring Preferences dialog box.
If you wish to see information about printer consumables, click
Details. Once this button is clicked, the Status Alert window will
not disappear even after a problem is cleared. Click Close to close
the window.
Job Management function
Using the Job Management function, you can obtain information
on print jobs on the Job Information menu in the EPSON Status
Monitor 3 dialog box. You can also choose to have a notice appear
on the screen when printing is completed.
Connections supporting the Job Management function
The Job Management function is available when the following
connections are used:
Server and Client Environments:
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❏ When using the shared Windows 2000, Server 2003, or NT 4.0
LPR connection with Windows XP, Me, 98, 2000, or NT 4.0
clients.
❏ When using the shared Windows 2000 or Server 2003
Standard TCP/IP connection with Windows XP, Me, 98, 2000,
or NT 4.0 clients.
❏ When using the shared Windows 2000, Server 2003, or NT 4.0
EpsonNet Print TCP/IP connection with Windows XP, Me,
98, 2000, or NT 4.0 clients.
Client only Environments:
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XP, 2000, or Server 2003).
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❏ When using the EpsonNet Print TCP/IP connection (in
Windows XP, Me, 98, 2000, Server 2003, or NT 4.0).
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You cannot use this function in the following situations:
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❏ When using an optional Ethernet interface card that does not
support the Job Management function.
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❏ When the NetWare connections do not support the Job Management
function.
❏ When the printing jobs from NetWare and NetBEUI are displayed
as “Unknown” on the Job Management menu.
❏ Note that if the user account used to log on to a client is different
from the user account used to connect to the server, the Job
Management function is not available.
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Note on deleting print jobs:
You cannot delete the print job spooling on client computers running
Windows Me or 98 using EPSON Status Monitor 3 when the following
connections are used:
❏ When using the shared Windows 2000, Server 2003, or NT 4.0 LPR
connection.
❏ When using the shared Windows 2000 or Server 2003 standard
TCP/IP connection.
❏ When using the shared Windows 2000, Server 2003, or NT 4.0
EpsonNet Print TCP/IP connection.
Using the Job Information menu
To display the Job Information menu, select the Show job
information check box on the Monitoring Preferences dialog box
(See "Setting Monitoring Preferences" on page 118 for details.),
then click the Job Information tab on the EPSON Status
Monitor 3 dialog box.
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a.
Status:
Waiting:
The print job which is waiting to be
printed.
Spooling:
The print job which is being spooled
on your computer.
Deleting:
The print job which is being deleted.
Printing:
The print job which is printed
currently.
Completed:
Displays only your jobs that have
finished printing.
Canceled:
Displays only your jobs that have
been canceled printing.
Held:
Job is on hold.
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Job Name:
Displays the user’s print job file names. Other user’s
print jobs are displayed as --------.
c.
User:
Displays the user name.
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Computer:
Displays the name of the computer connected to the
printer.
e.
Job Type:
Displays the job type. When the Reserve job function
is used, the jobs are displayed as Stored, Verify,
Re-Print, and Confidential respectively. About the
Reserve Job function, see "Using the Reserve Job
Function" on page 100.
f.
Cancel
Job
button:
Selecting a print job and clicking this button, cancels
the selected print job.
g.
Print
button:
Display the dialog box to print the spooled and held
status job.
h.
Refresh
button:
Clicking this button refreshes the information on this
menu.
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Re-printing your print job
Clicking Print on the EPSON Status Monitor 3 screen lets you
print a spooled job.
Follow the steps below to re-print your job.
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You cannot re-print your jobs in the following cases:
❏ The status of the job is other than Held.
❏ The job is sent by someone other than you.
❏ When multiple jobs are selected.
1. Access EPSON Status Monitor 3. See "Accessing EPSON
Status Monitor 3" on page 112 for details.
2. Click the Job Information tab.
3. Select the job to re-print.
4. Click Print. The following screen appears.
5. In the screen, confirm the job name and select a copy number
from 1 to 999.
6. Click OK to reprint your job.
Setting to notify when printing is completed
When the Notify when printing completed check box is
selected, the Notify when printing completed function can be
used.
When this function is enabled, the notify dialog box appears after
your print job is completed.
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Note:
When you canceled the target job, the Notify when printing completed
dialog box does not appear.
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Stopping monitoring
You can stop monitoring the printing status by clearing the
Monitor the Printing Status check box in the printer driver’s
Optional Settings menu if you don’t need to monitor the printer
at all.
Note:
❏ The Monitor the Printing Status check box is displayed in the
Optional Settings menu of Document Defaults in Windows NT 4.0,
or in the Optional Settings menu of Printing Preference in Windows
XP, 2000, or Server 2003.
❏ You can find out the current printer status by clicking the EPSON
Status Monitor 3 icon in the printer driver’s Optional Settings
menu.
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Monitored Printers settings
You can use the Monitored Printers utility to change the types of
printers that EPSON Status Monitor 3 will monitor. When you
install EPSON Status Monitor 3, this utility is also installed.
Usually, it is not necessary to change the setup.
1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to EPSON Printers, then
click Monitored printers.
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2. Clear the check boxes of the types of printers you do not want
to monitor.
3. Click OK to apply the settings.
Setting Up the USB Connection
The USB interface that comes with your printer complies with
Microsoft Plug and Play (PnP) USB specifications.
Note:
❏ Only PC systems equipped with a USB connector and running
Windows XP, Me, 98, 2000, or Server 2003 support the USB
interface.
❏ Your computer must support USB 2.0 in order to use USB 2.0 as
the interface to connect your computer to the printer.
❏ Since USB 2.0 is fully compatible with USB 1.1, USB 1.1 can be
used as an interface.
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❏ USB 2.0 is applied for Windows XP, 2000, and Server 2003
operating systems. If your operating system is Windows Me or 98,
use USB 1.1 interface.
1. Access the printer driver.
2. For Windows Me or 98, click the Details tab.
For Windows XP, 2000, or Server 2003, click the Ports tab.
3. For Windows Me or 98, select the EPUSBX:(your printer
name) USB port from the Print to the following port
drop-down list.
For Windows XP, 2000, or Server 2003, select the USBXXX
USB port in the list on the Ports menu.
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This screen may vary depending on your operating system version.
4. Click OK to save the settings.
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Canceling Printing
If the printouts are not what you expected and display incorrect
or garbled characters or images, you may need to cancel printing.
When the printer’s icon is displayed on the taskbar, follow the
instructions below to cancel the printing.
Double-click your printer’s icon on the taskbar. Select the job in
the list, then click Cancel from the Document menu.
After the last page is output, the Ready (green) light on the
printer turns on.
The current job is canceled.
Note:
You can also cancel the current print job that is sent from your computer,
by pressing the + Cancel Job button on the printer’s control panel.
When canceling the print job, be careful not to cancel print jobs sent by
other users.
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Uninstalling the Printer Software
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When you wish to reinstall or upgrade the printer driver, be sure
to uninstall the current printer software beforehand.
Note:
When uninstalling EPSON Status Monitor 3 from a multi-user
Windows XP, 2000, NT4.0, or Server 2003 environment, remove the
shortcut icon from all clients before uninstalling. You can remove the
icon by clearing the Shortcut Icon check box in the Monitoring
Preference dialog box.
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Uninstalling the printer driver
1. Quit all applications.
2. Click Start, point to Settings, then click Control Panel.
For Windows XP or Server 2003, click Start, click Control
Panel, then click Add or Remove Programs.
3. Double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.
For Windows XP or Server 2003, click the Change or
Remove Programs icon.
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4. Select EPSON Printer Software, then click Add/Remove.
For Windows XP, 2000, or Server 2003, select EPSON Printer
Software, then click Change/Remove.
5. Click the Printer Model tab, select your printer’s icon.
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6. Click the Utility tab, and confirm that the check box for the
printer software you want to uninstall is selected.
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If you wish to uninstall only EPSON Status Monitor 3, select the
EPSON Status Monitor 3 check box.
7. To uninstall, click OK.
Note:
You can uninstall only the Monitored Printers utility of EPSON
Status Monitor 3. When the utility is uninstalled, you cannot
change the settings of Monitored Printers from EPSON Status
Monitor 3 of other printers.
8. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Uninstall the USB device driver
When you connect the printer to your computer with a USB
interface cable, the USB device driver is also installed. When you
uninstalled the printer driver, you also need to uninstall the USB
device driver.
Follow the steps below to uninstall the USB device driver.
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❏ Uninstall the printer driver before uninstalling the USB device
driver.
❏ Once you uninstalled the USB device driver, you cannot access any
other Epson printers connected with a USB interface cable.
1. Follow steps 1 through 3 of "Uninstalling the printer driver"
on page 129.
2. Select EPSON USB Printer Devices, then click Add/Remove.
Note:
❏ EPSON USB Printer Devices appears only when the printer
is connected to Windows Me or 98 with a USB interface cable.
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❏ If the USB device driver is not installed correctly, EPSON USB
Printer Devices may not appear. Follow the steps below to run
the “Epusbun.exe” file in the CD-ROM that comes with your
printer.
1.Insert the CD-ROM in your computer’s CD-ROM drive.
2.Access the CD-ROM drive.
3.Double-click the Win9x folder.
4.Double-click the Epusbun.exe icon.
3. Double-click the XXXX language folder corresponding to
your language.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Sharing the printer
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This section describes how to share the printer on a standard
Windows network.
The computers on a network can share a printer that is directly
connected to one of them. The computer that is directly connected
to the printer is the print server, and the other computers are the
clients which need permission to share the printer with the print
server. The clients share the printer via the print server.
According to the versions of Windows OS and your access rights
on the network, perform the appropriate settings of the print
server and clients.
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❏ For Windows XP, 2000, NT 4.0, or Server 2003, see "Using an
additional driver" on page 136.
Setting the clients
❏ For Windows Me or 98, see "With Windows Me or 98" on page
143.
❏ For Windows XP or 2000, see "With Windows XP or 2000" on
page 145.
❏ For Windows NT 4.0, see "With Windows NT 4.0" on page
149.
Note:
❏ When sharing the printer, be sure to set EPSON Status Monitor 3
so that the shared printer can be monitored on the print server. See
"Setting Monitoring Preferences" on page 118.
❏ When you are using shared printer in a Windows Me or 98
environment, on the server, double-click the Network icon in
Control panel and make sure that the “File and printer sharing for
Microsoft Networks” component is installed, then on the server and
clients, make sure that the “IPX/SPX-compatible Protocol” or the
“TCP/IP Protocol” is installed.
❏ The print server and clients should be set on the same network
system, and they should be under the same network management
beforehand.
❏ The screen may vary depending on your operating system version.
Setting up your printer as a shared printer
When the print server’s OS is Windows Me or 98 follow the steps
below to set the print server.
1. Click Start, point to Settings, then click Control Panel.
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2. Double-click the Network icon.
3. Click File and Print Sharing on the Configuration menu.
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printer(s). check box, then click OK.
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❏ When “Insert the Disk” appears, insert the Windows Me or 98
CD-ROM in the computer. Click OK, then follow the on-screen
instructions.
❏ When the prompt to restart the computer appears, restart the
computer, then continue with the settings.
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7. Right-click your printer’s icon, then click Sharing in the menu
that appears.
8. Select Shared As, type the name in the Share Name box, then
click OK. Type a Comment and Password if needed.
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❏ Do not use spaces or hyphens for the share name, or an error
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❏ When sharing the printer, be sure to set EPSON Status
Monitor 3 so that the shared printer can be monitored on the
print server. See "Setting Monitoring Preferences" on page
118.
You need to set the client computers so that they can use the
printer on a network. See the following pages for details:
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"With Windows Me or 98" on page 143
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"With Windows XP or 2000" on page 145
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"With Windows NT 4.0" on page 149
Using an additional driver
When the print server’s OS is Windows XP, 2000, NT 4.0, or Server
2003, you can install the additional drivers on the server. The
additional drivers are for client computers that have different OS
from the server.
Follow the steps below to set a Windows XP, 2000, NT 4.0, or
Server 2003, as a print server, then install the additional drivers.
Note:
❏ You must access Windows XP, 2000, NT 4.0, or Server 2003, as the
Administrators of the local machine.
❏ If the print server’s OS is Windows NT 4.0, the additional driver
can be used only on Service Pack 4 or later.
1. For a Windows 2000 or NT 4.0 print server, click Start, point
to Settings, then click Printers.
For a Windows XP or Server 2003 print server, click Start,
point to Printers and Faxes.
2. Right-click your printer’s icon, then click Sharing in the menu
that appears.
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For Windows XP or Server 2003, if the following menu
appears, click either Network Setup Wizard or If you
understand the security risks but want to share printers
without running the wizard, click here.
In either case, follow the on-screen instructions.
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Note:
Do not use spaces or hyphens for the Share name, or an error may
occur.
4. Select the additional drivers.
Note:
If the computers of the server and clients use the same OS, you do
not have to install the additional drivers. Just click OK after step3.
On the Windows NT 4.0 print server
Select Windows being used for clients. For example, select
Windows 95 to install the additional driver for the Windows
Me or 98 clients, then click OK.
Note:
❏ You do not have to select Windows NT 4.0 x86, because that
driver has been already installed.
❏ Do not select additional drivers other than Windows 95. The
other additional drivers are not available.
❏ You cannot install a printer driver in Windows XP, 2000, or
Server 2003 as an additional driver.
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For Windows Me or 98 clients
Select Intel Windows 95 or 98
(Windows 2000),
Select Intel Windows 95, 98 and Me
(Windows XP),
Select x86 Windows 95, WIndows 98
and Windows Millennium Edition
(Windows Server 2003)
For Windows NT 4.0 clients
Select Intel Windows NT4.0 or 2000
(Windows 2000),
Select Intel Windows NT4.0 or 2000
(Windows XP),
Select x86 Windows NT4.0
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❏ You do not have to install the additional drivers noted below,
because these drivers are preinstalled.
Intel Windows 2000 (for Windows 2000)
Intel Windows 2000 or XP (for Windows XP)
x86 Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Server
2003 (for Windows Server 2003)
❏ Do not select additional drivers other than the drivers listed in
the above table. The other additional drivers are not available.
5. When a prompt appears, insert the CD-ROM that comes with
your printer in your CD-ROM drive, then click OK.
6. According to the message, type the appropriate drive and
folder names in which the printer driver for clients is located,
then click OK.
Depending on the client’s OS, the displayed message may
differ.
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When installing drivers in Windows XP, 2000, or Server 2003,
“Digital Signature is not found.” may appear. Click Yes (for
Windows 2000) or Continue Anyway (for Windows XP or
Server 2003) and continue installing.
7. When installing in Windows XP, 2000, or Server 2003, click
Close. When installing in Windows NT 4.0, the property
window closes automatically.
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Confirm the following items when sharing the printer:
❏ Be sure to set EPSON Status Monitor 3 so that the shared
printer can be monitored on the print server. See "Setting
Monitoring Preferences" on page 118.
❏ Set the security for the shared printer (access right for clients).
Clients cannot use the shared printer without right. For details,
see Windows help.
You need to set the client computers so that they can use the
printer on a network. See the following pages for details:
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"With Windows Me or 98" on page 143
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"With Windows XP or 2000" on page 145
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"With Windows NT 4.0" on page 149
Setting up clients
This section describes how to install the printer driver by
accessing the shared printer on a network.
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Note:
❏ To share the printer on a Windows network, you need to set the print
server. For details, see "Setting up your printer as a shared printer"
on page 134 (Windows Me or 98) or "Using an additional driver"
on page 136 (Windows XP, 2000, NT 4.0, or Server 2003).
❏ This section describes how to access the shared printer on a standard
network system using the server (Microsoft workgroup). If you
cannot access the shared printer due to the network system, ask the
administrator of the network for assistance.
❏ This section describes how to install the printer driver by accessing
the shared printer from the Printers folder. You can also access the
shared printer from Network Neighborhood or My Network on the
Windows desktop.
❏ You cannot use the additional driver on the server system OS.
❏ When you want to use EPSON Status Monitor 3 at clients, you
have to install both of the printer driver and EPSON Status
Monitor 3 in each client from the CD-ROM.
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4. Click Browse, and the Browse for Printer dialog box appears.
Note:
You can also type “\\(the name of the computer that is
locally connected to the shared printer)\(the shared
printer’s name)” in the network path or queue name.
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5. Click the computer or server that is connected to the shared
printer, and the name of the shared printer, then click OK.
Note:
The name of the shared printer may be changed by the computer or
server that is connected to the shared printer. To make sure of the
name of the shared printer, ask the administrator of the network.
6. Click Next.
Note:
❏ If the printer driver is installed in the client beforehand, you
need to select the new printer driver or the current printer
driver. When the prompt to select the printer driver appears,
select the printer driver according to the message.
❏ If the print server’s OS is Windows Me or 98 or the additional
driver for Windows Me or 98 is installed in the Windows XP,
2000, NT 4.0, or Server 2003 print server, go to the next step.
❏ If the additional driver for Windows Me or 98 is not installed
in the Windows XP, 2000, NT 4.0, or Server 2003 print server,
go to "Installing the printer driver from the CD-ROM" on page
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7. Make sure of the name of the shared printer, then select
whether to use the printer as the default printer or not. Click
Next, then follow the on-screen instructions.
Note:
You can change the shared printer’s name so that it appears only on
the client computer.
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Follow the steps below to set Windows XP or 2000 clients.
You can install the printer driver for the shared printer, if you
have Power Users or more powerful access rights even if you are
not the Administrator.
If the print server’s OS is Windows NT 4.0, confirm the following
items:
❏ In a Windows NT 4.0 print server, the additional driver for
Windows XP or 2000 clients is the “Windows NT 4.0 x86”
driver which is installed beforehand as the printer driver for
Windows NT 4.0. When installing the printer driver in the
Windows XP or 2000 clients from Windows NT 4.0 print
server, the driver for Windows NT 4.0 is installed.
❏ You cannot install the printer driver for Windows XP or 2000
as the additional driver in a Windows NT 4.0 print server. To
install the printer driver for Windows XP or 2000 in Windows
XP or 2000 clients, the administrator installs the local printer
driver in the clients from the CD-ROM that comes with the
printer, then performs the following procedure.
1. For Windows 2000 clients, click Start, point to Settings, and
click Printers.
For Windows XP clients, click Start, point to Printers and
Faxes.
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click Next.
For Windows XP, click Add a printer in the Printer Tasks
menu.
3. For Windows 2000, select Network printer, then click Next.
For Windows XP, select A network printer, or a printer
attached to another computer, then click Next.
4. For Windows 2000, type the name of the shared printer, then
click Next.
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❏ You can also type “\\(the name of the computer that
is locally connected to the shared printer)\(the
shared printer’s name)” in network path or queue name.
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5. Click the icon of the computer or server that is connected to
the shared printer, and the name of the shared printer, then
click Next.
Note:
❏ The name of the shared printer may be changed by the computer
or server that is connected to the shared printer. To make sure
of the name of the shared printer, ask the administrator of the
network.
❏ If the printer driver is installed in the client beforehand, you
need to select either the new printer driver or the current printer
driver. When the prompt to select the printer driver appears,
select the printer driver according to the message. If the local
printer driver for Windows XP or 2000 is installed beforehand,
you can select the printer driver for Windows XP or 2000 as
the current printer driver instead of the alternative driver in the
Windows NT 4.0 server.
❏ If the additional driver for Windows XP or 2000 (NT 4.0) is
installed in the Windows XP, 2000, NT 4.0, or Server 2003
print server, go to the next step.
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❏ If the additional driver is not installed in the Windows NT 4.0
print server or the print server’s OS is Windows Me or 98, go
to "Installing the printer driver from the CD-ROM" on page
151.
6. For Windows 2000, select whether to use the printer as the
default printer or not, then click Next.
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4. Click the icon of the computer or server that is connected to
the shared printer, and the name of the shared printer. Then
click OK.
Note:
❏ You can also type “\\(the name of the computer that
is locally connected to the shared printer)\(the
shared printer’s name)” in network path or queue name.
❏ The name of the shared printer may be changed by the computer
or server that is connected to the shared printer. To make sure
of the name of the shared printer, ask the administrator of the
network.
❏ If the printer driver is installed in the client beforehand, you
need to select the new printer driver or the current printer
driver. When the prompt to select the printer driver appears,
select the printer driver according to the message.
❏ If the additional driver for Windows NT 4.0 is installed in the
Windows XP, 2000, NT4.0, or Server 2003 print server, go to
the next step.
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❏ If the additional driver for Windows NT 4.0 is not installed in
the Windows XP, 2000, or Server 2003 print server, or the print
server’s OS is Windows Me or 98, go to "Installing the printer
driver from the CD-ROM" on page 151.
5. Select whether to use the printer as the default printer or not,
then click Next.
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This section describes how to install the printer driver in the
clients when setting the network system as follows:
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❏ The print server’s OS is Windows Me or 98 and the client’s OS
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The on-screen displays on the following pages may differ
depending on the version of Windows OS.
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❏ When installing in Windows XP, 2000, or NT 4.0 clients, you must
access Windows XP, 2000, or NT 4.0 as Administrator.
❏ If the additional drivers are installed or the computers of the server
and clients use the same OS, you do not have to install the printer
drivers from the CD-ROM.
1. Access the shared printer and a prompt may appear. Click
OK, then follow the on-screen instructions to install the
printer driver from the CD-ROM.
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2. Insert the CD-ROM, type the appropriate drive and folder
names in which the printer driver for clients is located, then
click OK.
When installing drivers in Windows XP, 2000, or Server 2003,
“Digital Signature is not found.” may appear. Click Yes (for
Windows 2000) or Continue Anyway (for Windows XP or
Server 2003) and continue installing.
The folder name differs depending on the OS being used.
Client’s OS
Folder Name
Windows Me or 98
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Windows 2000 or XP
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Windows NT 4.0
\<Language>\WINNT40
3. Select the name of the printer, click OK, then follow the
on-screen instructions.
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About the Printer Software
The printer software contains a printer driver and EPSON Status
Monitor 3. The printer driver lets you choose from a wide variety
of settings to get the best results from your printer.
Use the following procedures to access the EPSON Status
Monitor 3.
For Mac OS X users, open the Print dialog box and select Printer
Settings from the drop-down list. Then click your printer’s icon
on the Utility menu.
For Mac OS 9 users, select the EPSON Status Monitor 3 alias from
the Apple menu, then click your printer’s icon.
EPSON Status Monitor 3 lets you check the status of your printer.
See "Monitoring Your Printer using EPSON Status Monitor 3" on
page 184 for more information.
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Accessing the printer driver
To control your printer and change its settings, use the printer
driver. The printer driver allows you to easily make all the print
settings, including paper source, paper size, and orientation.
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To access the printer driver, register your printer in Printer Setup
Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3) or Print Center (for Mac OS X 10.2 or
below), click Print on the File menu of any application, then select
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To access the printer driver, open the appropriate dialog box,
select Chooser from the Apple menu, then click your printer’s
icon.
Opening the dialog boxes from the application
❏ To open the Paper Setting dialog box, select Page Setup from
the File menu on any application.
❏ To open the Basic Settings dialog box, select Print from the File
menu on any application.
Note:
The printer driver’s online help provides details on printer driver
settings.
Making Changes to Printer Settings
Making the print quality settings
You can change the print quality of printouts through settings in
the printer driver. With the printer driver, you can make the print
settings by choosing from a list of predefined settings, or
customizing the settings.
Choosing the print quality by using the Automatic setting
You can change the print quality of printouts to favor speed or
detail. There are two levels of print output, Fast and Fine. Fine
provides high quality, precise printing, but requires more
memory and slows the printing speed.
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When Automatic is selected on the Basic Settings dialog box, the
printer driver takes care of all detailed settings according to the
color setting you select. Color and resolution are the only settings
you need to make. You can change other settings such as paper
size or orientation in most applications.
For Mac OS X users
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1. Open the Print dialog box.
2. Select Printer Settings from the drop-down list, and select the
Basic settings tab.
3. Click Automatic, then choose the resolution from the
Resolution drop-down list.
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1. Open the Basic Settings dialog box.
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2. Click Automatic on Print Quality, then choose desired
printing resolution from Fast or Fine with the slider bar.
Note:
If printing is unsuccessful or a memory-related error message
appears, selecting a lower resolution may allow printing to proceed.
Using the predefined settings
The predefined settings are provided to help you optimize print
settings for a particular kind of printout, such as presentation
documents or images taken by a video or digital camera.
Follow the steps below to use the predefined settings.
For Mac OS X users
1. Open the Print dialog box.
2. Select Printer Settings from the drop-down list, and select the
Basic settings tab.
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3. Select Advanced. You will find the predefined settings in
the list on the right of Automatic.
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2. Select Advanced. You will find the predefined settings in
the list on the right of Automatic.
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For details about the RITech function, see the online help.
3. Select the most appropriate setting from the list according to
the type of document or image you want to print.
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When you choose a predefined setting, other settings such as
Printing Mode, Resolution, Screen, and Color Management are
set automatically. Changes are shown in the Summary
drop-down list in the Print dialog box (for Mac OS X), or in the
current settings list on the left of the Basic Settings dialog box (for
Mac OS 9).
This printer driver provides the following predefined settings:
Automatic (Standard)
Suitable for regular printing, especially photos.
Text/Graph
Suitable for printing documents that include text and graphs,
such as presentation documents.
Graphic/CAD
Suitable for printing graphs and charts.
Photo
Suitable for printing photos.
PhotoEnhance4
Suitable for printing images captured using the video input, a
digital camera, or scanner. EPSON PhotoEnhance4 automatically
adjusts the contrast, saturation, and brightness of the original
image data to produce sharper, more vivid color printouts. This
setting does not affect your original image data.
Note:
This function is not available with Mac OS X.
ColorSync
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Automatically adjusts printout colors to match colors on your
screen.
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Automatic (High Quality)
Suitable for regular printing that gives priority to high-quality
printing.
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Suitable for printing high-quality presentation documents that
include text and graphs.
Advanced Graphic/CAD
Suitable for printing high-quality graphs, charts, and photos.
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Suitable for printing high-quality scanned photos and
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Your printer provides for customized print settings if you need
more control over the printout, want to make the most detailed
settings available, or just want to experiment.
Follow the steps below to customize your print settings.
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2. Click Advanced, then click More Settings. The following
dialog box appears.
3. Choose Color or Black as the Color setting.
4. Choose desired printing resolution from Fast or Fine.
Note:
When making the other settings, click the
each setting.
button for details on
5. Click OK to apply the settings and return to the Basic Settings
dialog box.
Note:
For details on each setting, see the online help.
Saving your settings
For Mac OS X users
Use the following procedures to save your custom settings.
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For Mac OS X 10.1.x users, save your custom settings in Save
Custom Setting. Your settings will be saved as Custom in the
Preset drop-down list. You can save only one set of custom
settings.
For Mac OS X 10.2 or 10.3 users, save your custom settings by
Save or Save As in the Preset on the Print dialog box. Type a
name for your custom settings in the name box. Your settings will
be saved with this name in the Preset drop-down list.
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To save your custom settings, select Advanced, then click Save
Settings on the Basic Settings dialog box. The Custom Settings
dialog box appears.
Type a name for your custom settings in the Name box, click
Save. Your settings will appear in the list on the right of
Automatic in the Basic Settings dialog box.
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❏ To delete a custom setting, select Advanced, click Save Settings
on the Basic Settings dialog box, select the setting in the User
Settings dialog box, then click Delete.
❏ You cannot delete predefined settings.
If you change any setting in the Advanced Settings dialog box
when one of your custom settings is selected in the Advanced
Settings list on the Basic Settings dialog box, the setting selected
in the list changes to User Settings. The custom setting that was
previously selected is not affected by this change. To return to
your custom setting, simply reselect it from the current settings
list.
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Resizing printouts
The Fit to Page function in the Layout dialog box allows you to
have your documents enlarged or reduced during printing
according to the specified paper size.
Note:
❏ This function is not available with Mac OS X.
❏ The enlarging or reducing rate is automatically specified according
to the paper size selected in the Paper Setting dialog box.
❏ The modifying or reducing rate selected in the Paper Setting dialog
box is not available.
1. Click the
Layout icon on the Basic Settings dialog box. The
Layout dialog box appears.
2. Select the Fit to Page check box, then select the desired paper
size from the Output Paper drop-down list. The page will be
printed to fit on the paper you have selected.
3. Click OK to apply the settings.
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Modifying the print layout
You can print either two or four pages onto a single page and to
specify the printing order, automatically resizing each page to fit
the specified paper size by using Layout printing. You can also
choose to print documents surrounded by a frame.
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1. Open the Print dialog box.
2. Select Layout from the drop-down list.
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paper from the drop-down list.
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1. Click the Layout icon on the Basic Settings dialog box. The
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2. Select the Print Layout check box, then click Print Layout
Settings. The Print Layout Setting dialog box appears.
3. Select the number of pages you want to print on one sheet of
paper.
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4. Select the page order in which the pages are printed on each
sheet.
Note:
Page Order choices depend on Pages selected above, and
Orientation.
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box.
6. Select the Print the Frame check box on the Layout dialog box
when you want to print the pages surrounded by a frame.
7. Click OK to apply the settings.
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Using a watermark
Follow the steps below to use a watermark on your document. In
the Layout dialog box, you can select from a list of predefined
watermarks, or you can select a bitmap (PICT) file or text file as
your own custom watermark. The Layout dialog box also allows
you to make a variety of detailed watermark settings. For
example, you can select the size, intensity, and position of your
watermark.
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Layout icon on the Basic Settings dialog box. The
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2. Select the Watermark Settings check box, then select a
watermark from the Watermark drop-down list.
3. Select the location on the page where you want to print the
watermark by dragging the watermark image on the preview
window. Also, when you want to resize the watermark, drag
its handle.
4. Adjust the image intensity of the watermark with the
Intensity slider bar.
5. For your own custom text watermark, you can rotate it by
inputting the degrees in the Angle box. Or select the Rotate
by mouse check box, then rotate the text watermark with the
pointer on the preview window.
6. Click OK to apply the settings.
Making a new watermark
You can make a new text or bitmap watermark with the following
procedures.
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To make a text watermark
1. Click the
Layout icon on the Basic Settings dialog box. The
Layout dialog box appears.
2. Select the Watermark Settings check box, then click
New/Delete. The Custom Watermark dialog box appears.
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4. Type the watermark text in the Text box, select the Font and
Style, then click OK on the Text Watermark dialog box.
5. Type the file name in the Name box, then click Save.
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❏ To edit the saved text watermark, select it from the List box,
then click Edit Text. After editing, be sure to click OK to close
the dialog box.
❏ To remove the saved text watermark, select it from the List box,
then click Delete. After removing it, be sure to click Save to
close the dialog box.
6. Select the saved custom watermark from the Watermark
drop-down list on the Layout dialog box, then click OK.
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To make a bitmap watermark
Before making a custom watermark, you should prepare a bitmap
(PICT) file.
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Layout icon on the Basic Settings dialog box. The
Layout dialog box appears.
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New/Delete. The Custom Watermark dialog box appears.
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4. Select the PICT file, then click Open.
5. Type the file name in the Name box, then click Save.
Note:
To remove the saved watermark, select it from the List box, then click
Delete. After removing it, be sure to click Save to close the dialog
box.
6. Select the saved custom watermark from the Watermark
drop-down list on the Layout dialog box, then click OK.
Duplex printing
Duplex printing prints on both sides of the paper. You can do
duplex printing automatically by installing the optional Duplex
Unit. You can also do duplex printing manually without using
the Duplex Unit. When printing for binding, the binding edge can
be specified as required to produce the desired page order.
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As an ENERGY STAR® partner, Epson recommends the use of
the double-sided printing function. Refer to ENERGY STAR®
Compliance for more information on the ENERGY STAR®
program.
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Follow the steps below to print with the Duplex Unit.
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1. Open the Print dialog box.
2. Select Printer Settings from the drop-down list, and select
Basic settings tab.
3. Click Duplex check box, select a Binding position from Left,
Top, or Right.
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5. Specify the Binding Margin for the front and back sides of the
paper.
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printed as the Start Page.
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1. Click the
Layout icon on the Basic Settings dialog box. The
Layout dialog box appears.
2. Select the Duplex check box.
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5. Specify the Binding Margin for the front and back sides of the
paper.
6. Select whether the front or back side of the paper is to be
printed as the Start Page.
7. Click OK to apply the settings and return to the Layout dialog
box.
Making Extended Settings
You can make various settings in the Extended Settings dialog
box, for example Page Protect.
For Mac OS X users, open the Print dialog box and select Printer
Settings from the drop-down list, then select Extended Settings.
For Mac OS 9 users, click the
Basic Settings dialog box.
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position on the front and the back of data
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Ignore the selected paper
size check box:
When you select this check box, the printer
prints on loaded paper, regardless of size.
Uses the settings specified
on the printer check box:
Select this button to use the settings
specified on the control panel.
Skip Blank Page check box:
When you select this check box, the printer
skips blank pages.
Note:
This function is not available with Mac OS X.
Automatically change to
monochrome mode check
box:
Select this check box to have the printer
driver analyze the printing data, and
automatically switch to monochrome
mode if the printing data is black and white.
Adjust line thickness check
box:
Adjusts the width of the lines printed.
Pattern Smoothing check
box:
Adjust pattern intensity.
Default button:
For Mac OS X users, click this button to return
the driver settings to the initial settings.
Note:
This function is not available with Mac OS X.
Note:
This function is not available with Mac OS X.
For Mac OS 9 users, click this button to return
the settings in the Temporary Spool Folder
to the initial settings.
Select button:
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Selects spool file saving folder.
Note:
This function is not available with Mac OS X.
Cancel button:
Click this button to exit the dialog box or
printer driver without saving the settings.
OK button:
Click this button to save your settings and
to exit the dialog box or printer driver. The
settings are effective until you make new
settings and click OK again.
Note:
This function is not available with Mac OS X.
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Printing a status sheet
To confirm the current status of the printer, print a status sheet
from the printer driver. The status sheet contains information
about the printer, the current settings.
Follow the steps below to print a status sheet.
1. Select Chooser from the Apple menu. Click the icon of your
printer, and then select the USB port that your printer is
connected to. Click Setup, and the EPSON Printer Setup
dialog box appears.
2. Click Print Status, and the printer starts printing a status
sheet.
Note:
This function is not available with Mac OS X. For Mac OS X users,
print a status sheet from the control panel. See "Printing a Status Sheet"
on page 281 for instructions.
Using the Reserve Job Function
The Reserve Job function allows you to store print jobs on the
printer’s Hard Disk Drive and to print them later directly from
the printer’s control panel. Follow the instructions in this section
to use the Reserve Job function.
Note:
You need an optional Hard Disk Drive installed in your printer in order
to use the Reserve Job function. Make sure that the drive is correctly
recognized by the printer driver before you start using the Reserve Job
function.
The table below gives an overview of the Reserve Job options.
Each option is described in detail later in this section.
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Reserve Job Option
Description
Re-Print Job
Lets you print the job now and store it for later
reprinting.
Verify Job
Lets you print one copy now to verify the content
before printing multiple copies.
Stored Job
Lets you save the print job without printing it now.
Confidential Job
Lets you apply a password to the print job and
save it for later printing.
Jobs stored on the Hard Disk Drive are handled differently
depending on the Reserve Job option. Refer to the tables below
for details.
Reserve Job
Option
Maximum
Number of
Jobs
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Maximum is
Exceeded
When Drive is Full
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+ Verify Job
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Oldest job
automatically
replaced with
newest
Oldest job
automatically
replaced with
newest
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Delete old jobs
manually
Delete old jobs
manually
Confidential
Job
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Option
After Printing
After Turning Off Printer or Using Reset
All
Re-Print Job
Data remains
on the Hard
Disk Drive
Data is cleared
Verify Job
Stored Job
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Re-Print Job
The Re-Print Job option allows you to store the job you are
currently printing so that you can reprint it later directly from the
control panel.
Follow the steps below to use the Re-Print Job option.
For Mac OS X users
1. Open the Print dialog box and select Printer Settings from the
drop-down list, then click the Basic Settings tab.
2. Click the Reserve Jobs button. The Reserve Job dialog box
appears.
3. Select the Reserve Job On check box, then select Re-Print
Job.
4. Enter a user name and job name in the corresponding text box.
5. Click OK. The printer prints your document, then stores the
print job data on the Hard Disk Drive.
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1. Make printer driver settings as appropriate for your
document, open the Basic Settings menu, then click the
Reserve Jobs icon. The Reserve Jobs Settings dialog box
appears.
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Job.
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Note:
If you want to create a thumbnail of the first page of a job, select the
Create a thumbnail check box. Thumbnails can be accessed by
entering http:// followed by the internal print server’s IP address in
a Web browser.
4. Click OK. The printer prints your document, then stores the
print job on the Hard Disk Drive.
To reprint or delete this data using the printer’s control panel, see
"Using the Quick Print Job Menu" on page 278.
Verify Job
The Verify Job option allows you to print one copy in order to
verify the content before printing multiple copies.
Follow the steps below to use the Verify Job option.
For Mac OS X users
1. Open the Print dialog box and select Printer Settings from the
drop-down list, then click the Basic Settings tab.
2. Click the Reserve Job button. The Reserve Job dialog box
appears.
3. Select the Reserve Job On check box, then select Verify Job.
4. Enter a user name and job name in the corresponding text box.
5. Click OK. The printer prints your document and stores the
print job data on the Hard Disk Drive.
For Mac OS 9 users
1. Specify the number of copies to be printed, then make other
printer driver settings as appropriate for your document.
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2. Open the Basic Settings dialog box, then click the Reserve
Jobs icon. The Reserve Jobs Settings dialog box appears.
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boxes.
Note:
If you want to create a thumbnail of the first page of a job, select the
Create a thumbnail check box. Thumbnails can be accessed by
entering http:// followed by the internal print server’s IP address in
a Web browser.
5. Click OK. The printer prints one copy of your document, and
stores the print data with information on the number of
remaining copies on the Hard Disk Drive.
After you have confirmed the printout, you can print the
remaining copies or delete this data using the printer’s control
panel. See "Using the Quick Print Job Menu" on page 278 for
instructions.
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Stored Job
The Stored Job option is useful for storing documents you print
on a regular basis, such as invoices. The stored data remains on
the Hard Disk Drive even if you turn off the printer or reset it
using the Reset All function.
Follow the steps below to store print data using the Stored Job
option.
For Mac OS X users
1. Open the Print dialog box and select Printer Settings from the
drop-down list, then click the Basic Settings tab.
2. Click the Reserve Job button. The Reserve Job dialog box
appears.
3. Select the Reserve Job On check box, then select Stored Job.
4. Enter a user name and job name in the corresponding text box.
5. Click OK. The printer prints your document, then stores the
print job data on the Hard Disk Drive.
For Mac OS 9 users
1. Make printer driver settings as appropriate for your
document, open the Basic Settings menu, then click the
Reserve Jobs icon. The Reserve Jobs Settings dialog box
appears.
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2. Select the Reserve Job On check box, then select Stored Job.
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3. Enter a user name and job name in the corresponding text
boxes.
Note:
If you want to create a thumbnail of the first page of a job, select the
Create a thumbnail check box. Thumbnails can be accessed by
entering http:// followed by the internal print server’s IP address in
a Web browser.
4. Click OK. The printer stores the print data on the Hard Disk
Drive.
To print or delete this data using the printer’s control panel, see
"Using the Quick Print Job Menu" on page 278.
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print jobs stored on the Hard Disk Drive.
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Job option.
For Mac OS X users
1. Open the Print dialog box and select Printer Settings from the
drop-down list, then click the Basic Settings tab.
2. Click the Reserve Job button. The Reserve Job dialog box
appears.
3. Select the Reserve Job On check box, then select
Confidential Job.
4. Enter a user name and job name in the corresponding text box.
5. Set the password for the job by entering a four-digit number
in the password dialog box.
Note:
❏ Password must be four digits.
❏ Only numbers from 1 through 4 can be used for password.
❏ Keep password in a safe place. You must enter the correct
password when printing a Confidential Job.
6. Click OK. The printer prints your document, then stores the
print job data on the Hard Disk Drive.
For Mac OS 9 users
1. Make printer driver settings as appropriate for your
document, open the Basic Settings dialog box, then click the
Reserve Jobs icon. The Reserve Jobs Settings dialog box
appears.
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2. Select the Reserve Job On check box, then select
Confidential Job.
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boxes.
4. Set the password for the job by entering a four-digit number
in the password text box.
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❏ Keep password in a safe place. You must enter the correct
password when printing a Confidential Job.
5. Click OK. The printer stores the print job on the Hard Disk
Drive.
To print or delete this data using the printer’s control panel, see
"Using the Confidential Job Menu" on page 279.
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Monitor 3
EPSON Status Monitor 3 monitors your printer and gives you
information about its current status.
Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3
For Mac OS X users
1. Click Print in the File menu of any application. The Print
dialog box appears.
2. Select Printer Settings from the drop-down list and select
Utilities.
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3. Click your printer’s icon.
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You can access EPSON Status Monitor 3 by selecting the EPSON
Status Monitor 3 alias from the Apple menu.
Note:
❏ The appropriate printer port must already be selected in the Chooser
so that necessary information can be received from the selected
printer driver when the EPSON Status Monitor 3 starts. If the
printer port is not correct, an error will occur.
❏ If you change the printer driver in the Chooser while the spool file
is printing in the background, output to the printer may be
disrupted.
❏ Printer and consumable products status information appears in the
status window only if the Chooser is acquiring status normally.
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You can monitor printer status and get information on
consumable products using the EPSON Status Monitor 3 dialog
box.
Note:
This screen may vary depending on your operating system version.
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Icon/Message:
The icon and message shows the
printer status.
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Printer image:
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Text box:
The text box next to the printer
image displays the current status of
the printer. When a problem occurs,
the most probable solution is
displayed.
d.
Close button:
Clicking this button closes the dialog
box.
e.
Consumables:
Displays information for the paper
trays and consumables.
f.
Job Information:
Displays information for the print
jobs. The Job Information menu is
displayed when the Show job
information check box on the
Monitor Setup dialog box is on. See
"Using the Reserve Job Function" on
page 174 for details.
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i.
Toner:
Indicates the amount of remaining
toner. The toner icon flashes if toner
is low.
Waste toner collector:
Photoconductor Unit:
The icon flashes when remaining
functional life of the waste toner
collector is low or an error has
occurred.
Paper:
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life of the photoconductor unit.
The green level meter indicates the
remaining life of the
photoconductor unit that is set. The
level meter color turns to red when
the life is low.
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type and the approximate amount
of paper remaining in the paper
source. Information for the optional
paper cassettes are displayed only
if this option is installed.
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Setting Monitoring Preferences
To make specific monitoring settings, select Monitor Setup from
the File menu. The Monitor Setup dialog box appears.
The following settings and buttons appear in the dialog box:
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Select Notification:
Use the check boxes in this area to select
the types of error that you wish to be
notified about.
To select the notification item to be
displayed, select the corresponding
check box in Event. The current status of
the notification item is displayed as On
or Off in Screen Notification.
b.
Default button:
Restores default settings.
c.
OK button:
Saves new changes and closes the
dialog box.
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Cancel button:
Cancels any changes.
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Save button:
Saves new changes.
Note:
This function is only available with Mac
OS X.
f.
Job Management
Select the Show job information check
box to display the Job Information menu
in the EPSON Status Monitor 3 window.
When this check box is selected, the Job
management icon appears on the
taskbar during printing.
To display the notification message
when your print job is finished, select the
Notify when printing completed check
box.
Note:
This menu is enabled only under the
conditions given in "Using the Job
Management function" on page 190.
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Status Alert window
The Status Alert window indicates what type of error has
occurred and offers you a possible solution. The window closes
automatically once the problem is cleared.
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This window will appear according to the selected notification in
the Monitoring Preference dialog box when the Monitor the
Printer check box is selected. To select the Monitor the Printer
check box, follow the instructions below.
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1. Open the Print dialog box and select Print Settings from the
drop-down list.
2. Click the Utility tab and select the Monitor the Printer check
box.
For Mac OS 9 users
1. Select Chooser from the Apple menu and click the icon for
your printer.
2. Click Setup and select the Monitor the Printer check box.
If you wish to see information about printer consumables, click
button (for Mac OS X) or Details (for Mac OS 9). If you click
this button, the Status Alert Window will not disappear even after
the problem is cleared. To close the window you need to click
Close.
Using the Job Management function
You can obtain information on the print jobs on the Job
Information menu on the EPSON Status Monitor 3 dialog box.
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To display the Job Information menu, select the Show job
information check box on the Monitor Setup dialog box, then
click the Job Information menu on the EPSON Status Monitor 3
dialog box.
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Status:
Waiting:
The print job which is waiting to be
printed.
Spooling:
The print job which is being spooled on
your computer.
Note:
This function is only available with Mac
OS 9.
Deleting:
The print job which is being deleted.
Printing:
The print job which is printed currently.
Complete
d:
Displays only your jobs that have
finished printing
Canceled:
Displays only your jobs that have been
canceled printing.
Held:
Job is on hold.
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Job Name:
Displays the user’s print job file names. Other users
print jobs are displayed as --------.
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User:
Displays the user name.
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Computer:
Displays the name of the computer connected to the
printer.
e.
Job Type:
Displays the job type. When the Reserve job function
is used, the jobs are displayed as Re-Print, Verify,
Stored, and Confidential respectively. About the
Reserve Job function, see "Using the Reserve Job
Function" on page 174.
f.
Cancel
Job button:
Selecting a print job and clicking this button, cancels
the selected print job.
g.
Print
button:
Displays the dialog box to print the spooled and Held
status job.
h.
Refresh
button:
Clicking this button refreshes the information on this
menu.
Note:
The job spooling on the shared printer cannot be displayed on the Job
Information tab.
Setting Up the USB Connection
Note:
If you are connecting the USB cable to your Macintosh through a USB
hub, be sure to connect using the first hub in the chain. The USB interface
may be unstable depending on the hub used. If you experience problems
with this type of setup, connect the USB cable directly to your computer’s
USB connector.
For Mac OS X users
1. Open the Applications folder on your hard drive, then open
the Utilities folder and double-click the Printer Setup Utility
(for Mac OS X 10.3) or Print Center (for Mac OS X 10.2 or
below) icon.
2. Click Add Printer in the Printer List dialog box.
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3. Select EPSON USB from the pop-up menu. Select your printer
icon in the Product list, then click Add.
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(for Mac OS X 10.2 or below).
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1. Select Chooser from the Apple menu. Click your printer’s
icon, then click the USB port your printer is connected to.
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2. Select Background Printing to turn background printing on
or off.
Note:
❏ Background printing must be turned on for the EPSON Status
Monitor 3 to manage print jobs.
❏ When background printing is on, you can use your Macintosh
while it is preparing a document for printing.
3. Close Chooser.
Canceling Printing
If the printouts are not what you expected and display incorrect
or garbled characters or images, you may need to cancel printing.
When a print job continues on the computer, follow the
instruction below to cancel printing.
For Mac OS X users
Open Printer Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3) or Print Center (for
Mac OS X 10.2 or below) and double-click your printer from the
print queue. Then, select Delete Job from the jobs menu.
For Mac OS 9 users
❏ Press the Period (.) key while pressing the Command key to
cancel printing. Depending on applications, the message
shows the procedure to cancel printing during. If this appears,
follow instructions in the message.
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❏ During background printing, open EPSON Status Monitor 3
from the Application menu. Then stop printing from EPSON
Status Monitor 3, or delete the file that is in sleep mode.
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printer turns on.
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You can also cancel the current print job that is sent from your computer,
by pressing the + Cancel Job button on the printer’s control panel.
When canceling the print job, be careful not to cancel print sent by other
users.
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Uninstalling the Printer Software
When you wish to reinstall or upgrade the printer driver, be sure
to uninstall the current printer software beforehand.
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1. Quit all applications, and restart your Macintosh.
2. Insert the EPSON printer software CD-ROM in your
Macintosh.
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Note:
If the Authorization dialog box appears, enter the Password or
phrase, then click OK.
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statement, then click Accept.
7. Select Uninstall from the menu at the upper left, then click
Uninstall.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
For Mac OS 9 users
1. Quit all applications, and restart your Macintosh.
2. Insert the EPSON printer software CD-ROM in your
Macintosh.
3. Double-click the English folder, then double-click Disk 1
folder inside the Printer Driver folder.
4. Double-click the Installer icon.
5. Click Continue. When the software license agreement screen
appears, read the statement, then click Accept.
6. Select Uninstall from the menu at the upper left, then click
Uninstall.
Follow the on-screen instructions.
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Sharing the printer
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This section describes how to share the printer on an AppleTalk
network.
The computers on the network can share the printer that is
directly connected to one of them. The computer that is directly
connected to the printer is the print server, and the other
computers are the clients which need permission to share the
printer with the print server. The clients share the printer via the
print server.
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Use the Printer Sharing setting, which is a standard feature of Mac
OS X 10.2 or later.
This feature is not available with Mac OS X 10.1.
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Follow the steps below to share a printer connected directly to
your computer with other computers on an AppleTalk network.
1. Turn on the printer.
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2. Select Chooser from the Apple menu, then click your
printer’s icon. Select USB port or FireWire port in the “Select
a printer port” box on the right, then click Setup. The Printer
Setup dialog box appears.
Note:
Make sure On is selected under Background Printing.
3. Under Printer Sharing Set Up, click Printer Sharing Setup.
4. The Printer Sharing dialog box appears. Select the Share this
Printer check box, then type the printer name and password
information as needed.
5. Click OK to apply the settings.
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Follow the steps below to access your printer from another
computer on the network.
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select Chooser from the Apple menu. Click your printer’s
icon, then select the name of the shared printer in the “Select
a printer port” box on the right. You can only select from the
printers connected to your current AppleTalk zone.
Note:
Make sure On is selected under Background Printing.
3. Click Setup, enter the password for the printer, then click OK.
The Printer Setup dialog box appears. Under Printer Sharing
Set Up, click Shared Printer Information.
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4. The following type of message appears if the client has fonts
that are unavailable on the print server.
5. Click OK to close the message.
6. Close Chooser.
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Using the PostScript Printer Driver
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About the PostScript 3 Features
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Features
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The Adobe PostScript 3 printer driver provides you with the
following high- performance features:
❏ Ability to print documents formatted for PostScript printers.
You can easily print text, line art, and graphics.
❏ Seventeen fonts in five font families. The fonts include:
Courier, Helvetica, Helvetica Narrow, Symbol, and Times.
❏ IES (Intelligent Emulation Switch) and SPL (Shared Printer
Language) support to allow the printer to switch between the
PostScript mode and other emulations as print data is
received at the printer.
❏ EPSON quality, reliability, and ease of operation.
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Your printer must meet the following hardware requirements to
be able to use the PostScript 3 printer driver.
Memory requirements for using the PostScript 3 printer driver are
shown below. Install optional memory modules into your printer
if the amount of memory currently installed does not meet your
printing needs.
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Minimum memory
Recommended memory
64 MB*
(for duplex printing of image
data in full color at 300 dpi)
192 MB
(for duplex printing of image
data in full color at 600 dpi)
* Printing may not be possible with this amount of memory, depending on the
specifics of the job being printed.
System requirements
Your computer must meet the following system requirements to
be able to use the Adobe PostScript 3 printer driver.
For Windows
To use the Adobe PostScript 3 printer driver, your computer must
be running Microsoft Windows XP, Me, 98, 2000, or NT 4.0. See
the following table for details.
Windows XP or 2000
There are no restrictions for these systems.
Windows Me or 98
Minimum
Recommended
Computer
i386, i486, or Pentium processor
i486 or Pentium processor
Hard Disk
6 MB free
(for driver installation)
8 MB free
(for driver installation)
Memory
8 MB
16 MB
Windows NT 4.0
Minimum
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Recommended
Computer
i386, i486, or Pentium processor
Hard Disk
6 MB free (for driver installation)
Memory
16 MB
i486 or Pentium processor
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For Macintosh
Any Macintosh computer to which the printer is connected must
be running Mac OS 9 ver. 9.1 or later, or Mac OS X ver. 10.2.4 or
later. See the following table for details.
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Computer
Power Mac G3, G4, G5, iMac, eMac, PowerBook G3, G4, or iBook
Hard Disk
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Memory
128 MB
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Power PC
Hard Disk
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4 MB free
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Memory
4 MB
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❏ The Adobe PostScript 3 printer driver cannot be used on
computers running System 9.0.x or below.
❏ The Adobe PostScript 3 printer driver cannot be used on
Macintosh 68K computers.
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Note:
❏ When AppleTalk is active, the printer must be set to handle ASCII
or Binary data. When AppleTalk is inactive, the printer must be set
to handle ASCII.
❏ For best results, you should connect the printer directly to the
computer’s USB port. If multiple USB hubs must be used, we
recommend that you connect the printer to the first-tier hub.
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Windows
To print in the PostScript mode, you will have to install the printer
driver. See the appropriate sections below for installation
instructions according to the interface that you are using to print.
Installing the PostScript printer driver for the
parallel interface
Follow the steps below to install the PostScript printer driver for
the parallel interface.
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Never use EPSON Status Monitor 3 and PostScript 3 driver at
the same time when the printer is connected via a parallel port. It
may damage the system.
Note:
❏ Installing the printer software for Windows XP, 2000, or NT 4.0
may require administrator privileges. If you have problems, ask your
administrator for more information.
❏ Turn off all virus protection programs before installing the printer
software.
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1. Make sure that the printer is turned off. Insert the printer
software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
2. For Windows 2000, Me, 98, or NT 4.0, click Start, point to
Settings, and click Printers. Then double-click the Add Printer
icon.
For Windows XP, click Start, point to Printer and Faxes, and
click Add a printer in the Printer Tasks menu.
3. The Add Printer Wizard appears. Then click Next.
4. For Windows Me or 98, go to step 6.
For Windows XP, 2000, or NT 4.0, select Local printer, then
click Next.
Note:
For Windows XP or 2000, do not select the Automatically
detect and install my Plug and Play printer check box.
6. Click Have Disk and specify the following path for the
CD-ROM. If your CD-ROM drive is D:, the path will be
D:\ADOBEPS\ENGLISH\Folder Name\PS_SETUP
Then click OK.
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Windows XP or 2000
WIN2K_XP
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❏ The folder name differs depending on your operating system
version.
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❏ Change the drive letter as needed for your system.
Folder Name
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Next.
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7. Select the printer, then click Next.
8. For Windows Me or 98, select LPT1 as the port the printer is
connected to, then click Next.
For Windows XP, 2000, or NT 4.0, go to the next step.
9. Follow the on-screen instructions for the rest of the
installation.
10. When installation is done, click Finish.
Installing the PostScript printer driver for the USB
interface
Follow the steps below to install the PostScript printer driver for
the USB interface.
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Never use EPSON Status Monitor 3 and PostScript 3 driver at
the same time when the printer is connected via USB port. It may
damage the system.
Note:
❏ The USB interface is not available for printing under Windows NT
4.0.
❏ For Windows Me or 98, if the Windows driver and the Adobe PS
driver for Epson printers with a USB connection have already been
installed on your computer, follow the installation procedure
"Installing the PostScript printer driver for the parallel interface"
on page 204, but make sure to select USB as the port in step 5. If
you have not installed an Epson USB printer driver on your
computer, follow the installation procedure below.
❏ Installing the printer software for Windows XP or 2000 may require
administrator privileges. If you have problems, ask your
administrator for more information.
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❏ Turn off all virus protection programs before installing the printer
software.
1. Make sure that the printer is turned off. Insert the printer
software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
2. Connect your computer to the printer with a USB cable, then
turn on the printer.
3. Install the USB Device Driver.
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For Windows Me, select Automatic search for a better
driver (Recommended), click Next, then go to step 6.
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For Windows 98, click Next in the Add New Hardware
Wizard. Select Search for best driver for your device
(Recommended), then click Next.
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For Windows XP or 2000, a USB Device Driver is installed
automatically. Go to step 7.
4. Select Specify a location, then specify the following path for
the CD-ROM. If your CD-ROM drive is D:, the path will be
D:\ADOBEPS\ENGLISH\WIN9X\PS_SETUP Then click
Next.
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Change the drive letter as needed for your system.
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Folder Name
Windows Me or 98
WIN9X
Windows XP or 2000
WIN2K_XP
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6. When installation of the USB Device Driver is done, click
Finish.
7. Install the printer driver by following the on-screen
instructions. See "Installing the PostScript printer driver for
the parallel interface" on page 204 for details.
Installing the PostScript printer driver for the
network interface
See the appropriate sections below according to your operating
system, and follow the instructions to install the PostScript printer
driver for the network interface.
Note:
❏ Set the network settings before installing the printer driver. Refer
to the Network Guide that comes with your printer for details.
❏ Turn off all virus protection programs before installing the printer
software.
For Windows XP or 2000 users
1. Make sure that the printer is turned on. Insert the printer
software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
2. For Windows 2000, Me, 98, or NT 4.0, click Start, point to
Settings, and click Printers. Then double-click the Add Printer
icon.
For Windows XP, click Start, point to Printer and Faxes, and
click Add a printer in the Printer Tasks menu.
3. The Add Printer Wizard appears. Then click Next.
4. Select Local printer, then click Next.
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Note:
Do not select the Automatically detect and install my Plug
and Play printer check box.
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5. Select the Create a new port check box and select
Standard TCP/IP Port from the drop-down list. Click Next.
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7. Specify the IP address and port name, then click Next.
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8. Click Finish.
9. Click Have Disk in the Add Printer Wizard and specify the
following path for the CD-ROM. If your CD-ROM drive is D:,
the path will be
D:\ADOBEPS\ENGLISH\WIN2K_XP\PS_SETUP. Then click
OK.
Note:
Change the drive letter as needed for your system.
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installation.
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1. Install the EpsonNet Print. Refer to “Installing EpsonNet
Print” in the Network Guide to find the instructions.
2. Install the printer driver. See "Installing the PostScript printer
driver for the parallel interface" on page 204 for details.
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3. Set the printer port to EpsonNet Print Port. Refer to
“Configuring the Printer Port” in the Network Guide to find
the instructions.
For Windows NT 4.0 users
1. Make sure that the printer is turned on. Insert the printer
software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
2. Click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers. Then
double-click the Add Printer icon.
3. The Add Printer Wizard appears. Confirm that the My
Computer check box is selected and click Next.
4. Click Add Port.
5. Select LPR Port and click New Port.
6. Specify the IP address and port name, then click OK.
7. Click Close.
8. Confirm that the port you registered is selected and click
Next.
9. Specify the following path for the CD-ROM. If your CD-ROM
drive is D:, the path will be
D:\ADOBEPS\ENGLISH\WINNT40\PS_SETUP.
Then click OK.
Note:
Change the drive letter as needed for your system.
10. Select the printer and click Next.
11. Follow the on-screen instructions for the rest of the
installation.
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Accessing the PostScript printer driver
You can access the PostScript printer driver directly from any
application programs, from your Windows operating system.
The printer settings made from many Windows applications
override the setting made when the printer driver is accessed
from the operating system, so you should access the printer driver
from your application to make sure that you get the result you
want.
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From the application
To access the printer driver, click the Print or Page Setup from
the File menu. You also need to click Setup, Options, Properties,
or a combination of these buttons.
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For Windows XP users
To access the printer driver, click Start, click Printers and Faxes,
then click Printers. Right-click your printer icon, then click
Printing Preferences.
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For Windows Me or 98 users
To access the printer driver, click Start, point to Settings, then
click Printers. Right-click your printer icon, then click Properties.
For Windows 2000 users
To access the printer driver, click Start, point to Settings, then
click Printers. Right-click your printer icon, then click Printing
Preferences.
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For Windows NT 4.0 users
To access the printer driver, click Start, point to Settings, then
click Printers. Right-click your printer icon, then click Document
Defaults.
Making changes to PostScript printer settings
You can change the PostScript printer settings in the PostScript
printer driver. Online help is available to help you with the printer
driver settings.
Using online help
If you want help on a particular item, click the “?” icon on the
top-right corner of the dialog box’s title bar, then click the name
of the setting that you want more information on. An explanation
of the setting and its options will be displayed.
Notice for Windows Me or 98 Users
The printer may not print normally if the computer is connected
to the printer via the parallel interface and the ECP mode is set. If
this is the case, disable bi-directional support in the printer driver.
To do so, display the printer’s Properties dialog box, click the
Details tab, then click Spool Settings. In the Spool Settings dialog
box that appears, Select Disable bi-directional support for this
printer, then click OK.
Using the Reserve Job function
The Reserve Job function allows you to store print jobs on the
printer’s Hard Disk Drive and to print them later directly from
the printer’s control panel.
See "Using the Reserve Job Function" on page 100 for details.
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Note:
❏ You need an optional Hard Disk Drive installed in your printer in
order to use the Reserve Job function. Make sure that the drive is
correctly recognized by the printer driver before you start using the
Reserve Job function.
❏ The Reserve Job function cannot be used when you are printing
using the AppleTalk protocol in Windows 2000 or NT 4.0.
❏ Make sure to clear the Job Management On check box on the Job
Settings sheet when outputting data as a PS file. The Job
Management check box is selected by default so that the job
information is attached to the print data when it is sent to the printer.
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Follow the steps below to use the Reserve Job function when
printing from any application.
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1. Click Print from the application’s File menu.
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2. Click Properties, then click the Job Settings tab.
3. Specify the desired Reserve Job settings in the dialog box that
appears.
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4. When printing multiple copies, select the Collated check box
in the Advanced settings of the printer driver.
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Use the following settings if your machine is running Windows
2000 or NT 4.0, and the printer is connected through an network
interface using the AppleTalk protocol:
❏ Use SelecType to set the Emulation Mode-Network item to
PS3. Using the default Auto setting will cause an extra,
unneeded page to be printed.
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❏ On the Device Settings sheet of the printer’s Properties
dialog box, make sure that SEND CTRL-D Before Each Job
and SEND CTRL-D After Each Job are set to No.
❏ TBCP (Tagged binary communications protocol) cannot be
used as the Output Protocol setting.
❏ On the Job Settings sheet of the printer’s Properties dialog
box, make sure to clear the Job Management On check box.
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Macintosh
Installing the PostScript printer driver
Follow the steps below to install the PostScript printer driver.
Note:
Make sure that no applications are running on your Macintosh before
installing the printer driver.
For Mac OS X users
Note:
Make sure that Printer Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3) or Print
Center (for Mac OS X 10.2) is not open.
1. Insert the printer software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM
drive.
2. Double-click the CD-ROM icon.
3. Double-click Mac OS X, then double-click PS Installer.
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Note:
For Mac OS X 10.2, if the Authenticate window appears, enter the
user name and password for an administrator.
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4. The Install EPSON PostScript Software screen appears, click
Continue, then follow the on-screen instructions.
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5. Easy Install is displayed on the screen. Click Install.
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For Mac OS X 10.3, if the Authenticate window appears, enter the
user name and password for an administrator.
6. When installation is done, click Close.
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For Mac OS 9 users
1. Insert the printer software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM
drive.
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3. Double-click Mac OS 9, then double-click English.
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4. Double-click AdobePS 8.7, and double-click AdobePS
Installer. Then follow the on-screen instructions.
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5. Select Easy Install, then click Install.
6. When installation is done, click Quit.
Note:
If you are connecting two or more EPSON printers of the same
model using AppleTalk, and you want to rename the printer, see the
Network Guide.
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Selecting the printer
After installing the PostScript 3 printer driver, you need to select
the printer.
Selecting the printer when it is connected via a USB
connection for Mac OS 9 users
If the printer is connected to your computer via a USB port, you
will not be able to select the printer from the Chooser. You will
have to launch the Apple Desktop Printer Utility, then register the
printer as a Desktop Printer. The Desktop Printer Utility is
automatically installed when you install the Adobe PostScript
printer driver. Follow the steps below to select the printer and to
create a Desktop Printer.
Note:
When printing via the USB port from a Power Macintosh running Mac
0S 9, the printer must be set to handle ASCII data. To specify this setting,
select Print from the File menu of the application that you are using, then
select the name of the application from the options available in the Print
dialog box. On the setup option page that appears, select ASCII for the
data format setting. The actual setting name varies by application, but
is often called Encoding or Data.
1. Open the AdobePS Components folder in your hard disk,
then double-click the Desktop Printer Utility.
2. The New Desktop Printer dialog box appears. Select
AdobePS from the With pop-up menu, click Printer (USB) in
the Create Desktop list, then click OK.
3. Click Change in USB Printer Selection.
4. The USB Printer dialog box appears. Select your printer from
the list of connected USB printers, then click OK.
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5. Click Auto Setup to select the PostScript Printer Description
(PPD) file. When a PPD file is selected, the selected printer
name will be displayed under the printer icon. If the printer
name is incorrect, click Change, then select the correct PPD
file.
6. After the USB printer and PPD file have been selected, click
Create. A warning message suggesting to save changes to
desktop printer appears. Select Save.
7. Select Save to continue. The USB printer icon will be displayed
on the desktop.
Selecting a printer in a network environment
If the printer is connected through the Ethernet interface or an
optional network card.
For Mac OS X users
Follow the steps below to select the printer.
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❏ You cannot use FireWire for printer connection in the PostScript 3
mode. Although EPSON FireWire appears in the interface pop-up
list, it cannot be used with the PostScript 3 printer driver.
❏ You need to make the settings for your installed options manually
when the printer is connected using USB, IP printing, or
Rendezvous. When the printer is connected using AppleTalk, the
printer software automatically makes the settings.
❏ Make sure to specify ASCII as the data format in the application.
Binary data cannot be printed properly when using IP Printing or
Rendezvous connection.
1. Open the Applications folder, open the Utilities folder, then
double-click Printer Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3) or Print
Center (for Mac OS X 10.2).
The Printer List window appears.
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2. Click Add in the Printer List window.
3. Select the protocol or the interface that you are using from the
pop-up list.
Note for Appletalk users:
Make sure to select AppleTalk. Do not select EPSON AppleTalk,
because it cannot be used with the PostScript 3 printer driver.
Note for IP Printing users:
❏ Make sure to select IP Printing. Do not select EPSON TCP/IP,
because it cannot be used with the PostScript 3 printer driver.
❏ After selecting IP Printing, enter the IP address for the printer,
then make sure to select the Use default queue on server
check box.
Note for USB users:
Make sure to select USB. Do not select EPSON USB, because it
cannot be used with the PostScript 3 printer driver.
4. Follow the instructions as appropriate below to select your
printer.
AppleTalk
Select your printer from the Name List, then select Auto
Select from the Printer Model List.
IP Printing
Select Epson from the Name List, then select your printer
from the Printer Model List.
USB
Select your printer from the Name List, then select your
printer from the Printer Model List.
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Note for Mac OS X 10.3 users
If ESC/Page driver is not installed, your printer model is
automatically selected in the Printer Model List when you select
your printer from the Name List while the printer is on.
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Select your printer, the printer name is followed by
(PostScript), from the Name List. Your printer model is
automatically selected in the Printer Model List.
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If your printer model is not automatically selected in the Printer
Model list, you need to reinstall the PostScript printer driver. See
"Installing the PostScript printer driver" on page 214.
5. Click Add.
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Select your printer from the Printer list, then select Show Info from
the Printers menu. The Printer Info dialog box appears. Select
Installable Options from the pop-up list, then make the necessary
settings.
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Then quit Printer Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3) or Print
Center (for Mac OS X 10.2).
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Follow the steps below to select the printer.
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1. Select Chooser from the Apple menu.
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2. Make sure that AppleTalk is active.
3. Click the AdobePS icon and select the network to be used in
the AppleTalk Zone box. Your printer appears in the Select a
PostScript Printer box.
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By default, the six-digit MAC address is displayed after the printer
name if the printer is connected through an optional network card.
Refer to your network card manual for details.
4. Click your printer. The Create button appears.
Note:
If your computer is connected to more than one AppleTalk zone,
click the AppleTalk zone your printer is connected to in the
AppleTalk Zones list.
5. Click Create.
Accessing the PostScript printer driver
To control your printer and change its settings, use the printer
driver. The printer driver allows you to easily make all the print
settings, including paper source, paper size, and orientation.
For Mac OS X users
To access the PostScript printer driver, register your printer in
Printer Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3) or Print Center (for Mac
OS X 10.2), click Print on the file menu of any application, then
select your printer.
For Mac OS 9 users
To access the PostScript printer driver, select Chooser from the
Apple menu, then click the AdobePS icon.
Select Print on the file menu of any application.
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Making changes to PostScript printer settings
You can change the PostScript printer settings in the PostScript
printer driver. Balloon help is available to help you with the
printer driver settings.
Using Balloon Help
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Follow the steps below to use Balloon Help.
1. Click the Help menu, then select Show Balloons.
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2. Place your cursor over the item that you need help with.
Information on that item is displayed inside a floating
balloon.
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Changing the printer setup settings
You can change or update the printer setup settings according to
the options installed in your printer.
For Mac OS X users
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Follow the steps below to change the settings.
1. Access the printer driver. The Printer List window appears.
2. Select the printer from the list.
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3. Select Show Info from the Printers menu. The Printer Info
dialog box appears.
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4. Make necessary changes to the settings, then close the dialog
box.
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5. Quit Printer Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3) or Print Center
(for Mac OS X 10.2).
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For Mac OS 9 users
Follow the steps below to change the settings.
1. Access the printer driver.
2. Click the Printing menu, then select Change Setup.
3. Change the settings using the pop-up menus.
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Using the Control Panel Menus
You can use the printer’s control panel to access a variety of
menus that allow you to check the status of consumable products,
print status sheets, and make printer settings. This section
describes how to use the control panel menus, and when it is
appropriate to make printer settings using the control panel.
When to make control panel settings
In general, printer settings can be made from the printer driver,
and do not need to be made using the control panel. In fact, printer
driver settings override settings made using the control panel, so
use the control panel menus only to make settings you cannot
make in your software or printer driver, including the following:
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❏ Changing the emulation modes and selecting the IES
(Intelligent Emulation Switching) mode
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❏ Specifying a channel and configuring the interface
❏ Choosing the size of the memory buffer used to receive data
How to access the control panel menus
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For a complete description of the items and settings available in
the control panel menus, see "Control Panel Menus" on page 225.
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1. When the printer’s Ready light is on, press the Enter button
to access the control panel menus.
2. Use the u Up and d Down buttons to scroll through the
menus.
3. Press the Enter button to view the items in a menu.
Depending on the menu, the LCD panel displays an item and
the current setting separated (YYYY=ZZZZ), or only an item
(YYYY).
4. Use the u Up and d Down buttons to scroll through the items,
or press the l Back button to return to the previous level.
5. Press the Enter button to carry out the operation indicated
by an item, such as printing a status sheet or resetting the
printer, or to view the settings available for an item, such as
paper sizes or emulation modes.
Use the u Up and d Down buttons to scroll through available
settings, then press the Enter button to select a setting. Press
the l Back button to return to the previous level without
changing the setting.
Note:
You need to turn the printer off and then on to activate some settings.
For details, see "Control Panel Menus" on page 225.
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Press the u Up and d Down buttons to scroll through the menus.
The menus and menu items appear in the order shown below.
Note:
Some menus and items appear only when a corresponding optional
device is installed or an appropriate setting has been done.
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Information Menu
From this menu you can check the toner level and the remaining
service life of consumable products. You can also print status and
sample sheets showing the printer’s current settings, available
fonts, and a brief summary of available features.
Press the d Down or u Up button to select an item. Press the
Enter button to print a sheet or font sample.
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Settings (default in bold)
Status Sheet
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Toner Check Sheet*1
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Reserve Job List
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Form Overlay List*3
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Network Status Sheet
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AUX Status Sheet*5
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USB EXT I/F Status Sht
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PS3 Status Sheet
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PS3 Font List
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LJ4 Font Sample
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ESCP2 Font Sample
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FX Font Sample
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I239X Font Sample
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C/M/Y/K Toner*7
E******F
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Toner Ave.
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Photocon
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Fuser Unit
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Total Pages
Color Pages
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Available only in the Color mode or 4 × B/W mode.
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Available only when the jobs are stored by using the Quick Print Job feature.
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Available only when Form Overlay data exists.
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Available only when the Network I/F setting is set to ON.
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Available only when an optional Type B interface card is installed and the
printer has been turned on when the AUX I/F setting is set to ON.
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Available only when the printer is connected to a USB device with D4 support
and has been turned on when the USB I/F setting is set to ON.
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Varies depending on the mode (B/W mode, 4 × B/W mode, or Color mode).
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Available only in the 4 × B/W mode.
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Available only in the Color mode.
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Status Sheet, AUX Status Sheet, PS3 Status Sheet
Prints a sheet showing the current printer settings and installed
options. These sheets can be useful to confirm whether options
have been installed correctly.
Toner Check Sheet
Prints a sheet showing the printing patterns using the currently
installed toner cartridges.
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Prints a list of reserved print jobs stored on the optional Hard Disk
Drive.
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Prints a list of the form overlays stored on the optional Hard Disk
Drive.
Network Status Sheet
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Prints a sheet showing the working status of the network.
USB ExtI/F Status Sht
Prints a sheet showing the working status of the USB interface.
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PS3 Font List, LJ4 Font Sample, ESCP2 Font Sample, FX Font
Sample, I239X Font Sample
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Prints a List of the fonts available for your selected printer
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C Toner/M Toner/Y Toner/K Toner/Photocon/Fuser Unit
Displays the amount of toner left in the toner cartridges, and the
remaining service life of the photoconductor unit and the fuser
unit, as shown below:
E******F
(100 to 84%)
E***** F
(83 to 67%)
E****
F
(66 to 51%)
E***
F
(50 to 34%)
E**
F
(33 to 17%)
E*
F
(16 to 1%)
E
F
(0%)
Toner Ave.
This menu is available only when the printer is in the 4 × B/W
mode. It displays the average amount of toner left in the four black
toner cartridges.
Total Pages
Displays the total number of pages printed by the printer.
Color Pages
Displays the total number of pages printed in color by the printer.
B/W Pages
Displays the total number of pages printed in black-white by the
printer.
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Tray Menu
This menu allows you to specify the size and type of paper loaded
in the MP tray. Accessing this menu also lets you check the size
of the paper currently loaded in the lower paper cassettes.
The paper type settings in this menu can also be made from your
printer driver. Settings you make in your printer driver override
these settings, so use your printer driver whenever you can.
Item
Settings (default in bold)
MP Tray Size
A4*1, A5, B5, LT*1, HLT, GLT, EXE, MON, C10, DL, C6,
C5, IB5
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LC1 Size/LC2 Size*2
A4, LT
MP Type
Plain, Letterhead, Recycled, Color, Transprncy,
Labels
LC1 Type/LC2 Type*2
Plain, Letterhead, Recycled, Color
*1
Default setting varies according to the country of purchase.
*2
Available only when the optional paper cassette unit is installed.
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MP Tray Size
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Select your paper size from this menu.
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LC1 Size/LC2 Size
Select the paper size loaded in the standard and optional paper
cassettes.
MP Type
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Lets you set the paper type loaded in the MP tray.
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Lets you select the paper type loaded in the standard and optional
paper cassettes.
Emulation Menu
Use this menu to select the printer emulation mode. You can
specify different emulations for each interface; in other words, for
each computer you connect the printer to. Since each emulation
mode has its own specific options, make settings in the LJ4,
ESC P2, FX, GL2, or I239X menu, as necessary. The settings you
can choose from are the same for every interface.
Item
Settings (default in bold)
Parallel
Auto, LJ4, ESCP2, FX, I239X, PS3, GL2, P5C*2
USB
Auto, LJ4, ESCP2, FX, I239X, PS3, GL2, P5C*2
Network
Auto, LJ4, ESCP2, FX, I239X, PS3, GL2, P5C*2
AUX*1
Auto, LJ4, ESCP2, FX, I239X, PS3, GL2, P5C*2
*1
Available only when an optional Type-B interface card is installed.
*2
Available only when an optional P5C module is installed.
Printing Menu
This menu allows you to make standard print settings, such as
Page Size and Orientation, when printing from an application or
operating system that does not support your printer driver. Be
sure to use the printer driver to make these settings whenever you
can, since settings made on your computer always override these
settings.
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Item
Page Size
Settings (default in bold)
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Wide A4
Off, On
Orientation
Port, Land
Resolution
600, 300
RITech
On, Off
Toner Save
Off, On
Image Optimum
Auto, Off, On
Top Offset
-99.0 ... 0.0 ... 99.0 mm in 0.5 increments
Left Offset
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-99.0 ... 0.0 ... 99.0 mm in 0.5 increments
B*3
-99.0 ... 0.0 ... 99.0 mm in 0.5 increments
Left Offset B*3
-99.0 ... 0.0 ... 99.0 mm in 0.5 increments
Top Offset
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A4*1, A5, B5, LT*1, HLT, GLT, EXE, MON, C10, DL,
C5, C6, IB5, CTM*2
*1
Default paper sizes are automatically detected.
*2
Custom-size paper: 98 × 148 minimum, 216 × 297 maximum.
*3
Available only when the optional Duplex Unit is installed.
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Page Size
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Specifies the paper size.
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Wide A4
Selecting On decreases the left and right margins from 4 mm to
3.4 mm.
Orientation
Specifies whether the page is printed in portrait or landscape
orientation.
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Specifies the printing resolution.
RITech
Turning RITech on produces smoother and crisper lines, text, and
graphics.
Toner Save
When this setting is selected in the B/W and 4 × B/W modes, the
printer saves toner by substituting a gray shade for the black
inside of characters. The characters are outlined in full black on
the right and lower edges.
When this setting is selected in the Color mode, the printer saves
toner by using half the normal amount of toner.
Image Optimum
When this mode is on, the quality of graphics is reduced. It
reduces the amount of graphics data when the data reaches the
memory limit, allowing complex documents to be printed.
Top Offset
Makes fine adjustments to the vertical printing position of the
page.
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Caution:
Make sure that the printed image does not extend beyond the edge
of the paper. Otherwise, you may damage the printer.
Left Offset
Makes fine adjustments to the horizontal printing position of the
page. This is useful for fine adjustments.
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Caution:
Make sure that the printed image does not extend beyond the edge
of the paper. Otherwise, you may damage the printer.
Top Offset B
Adjusts the vertical printing position on the back of the paper
when printing on both sides. Use this if the printout on the back
is not where you expected.
Left Offset B
Adjusts the horizontal printing position on the back of the paper
when printing on both sides. Use this if the printout on the back
is not where you expected.
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Setup Menu
This menu allows you to make various basic configuration
settings related to paper sources, feeding modes, and error
handling. You can also use this menu to select the LCD panel
display language.
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Item
Settings (default in bold)
Lang
English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano,
ESPAÑOL, SVENSKA, Dansk, Nederlands.,
SUOMI, Português,
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Time Out
0, 5 to 60 to 300 in increments of 1
Paper Source
Auto, MP, LC1, LC2*1
MP Mode
Normal, Last
Manual Feed
Off, 1st page, Each page
Copies
1 to 999
Duplex
*1
Off, On
Binding*1
Start Page
Long Edge, Short Edge
*1
Front, Back
Paper Type
Normal, Thick, Trnsprnc, Rough
Page Side
Front, Back
Skip Blank Page*2
Off, On
Auto Eject Page
Off, On
Size Ignore
Off, On
Auto Cont
Off, On
Page Protect
Auto, On
Toner Out
Stop, Continue
LCD Contrast
0 to 7 to 15
*1
Available only when the corresponding option is installed.
*2
Available only for PCL5e, ESC/Page, ESC/P2, FX, or I239X mode.
Lang
Specifies the language displayed on the LCD panel and that
printed on the status sheet.
Time Out
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Specifies the length of the time, in seconds, before a time out when
interfaces are being switched automatically. The time before a
time out occurs is the length of time from the point when no data
is being received from an interface until the point of switching the
interface. If the printer has a print job when switching the
interface, the printer prints the print job.
Paper Source
Specifies whether paper feeds into the printer from the MP tray
or the optional paper cassette unit.
If you select Auto, paper feeds from the paper source containing
paper that matches your Paper Size setting.
If an envelope size (C5, C6, C10, DL, MON, or IB5) is selected as the
Page Size setting, paper always feeds from the MP tray. If you
select Thick or Trnsprnc as the Paper Type setting, paper always
feeds from the MP tray.
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MP Mode
This setting determines whether the MP tray has the highest or
lowest priority when Auto is selected as the Paper Source setting
in the printer driver. When Normal is selected as the MP Mode,
the MP tray has the highest priority as the paper source. If you
select Last, the MP tray has the lowest priority.
Manual Feed
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Allows you to select the manual feed mode for the MP tray.
Copies
Designates the number of copies to be printed, from 1 through
999.
Duplex
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Turns duplex printing on or off.
Binding
Specifies the binding direction of the printout.
Start Page
Specifies whether printing starts from the front or back of the
page.
Paper Type
Specifies the type of paper to be used for printing. The printer
adjusts the printing speed according to this setting. The printing
speed is reduced when Thick or Trnsprnc is selected.
Page Side
Select Front when printing on the front of thick paper (Thick).
Select Back when printing on the back of thick paper (Thick).
Skip Blank Page
Enables you to skip blank pages when printing. This setting is
available when you print in the PCL5e, ESC/Page, ESCP2, FX, or
I239X mode.
Auto Eject Page
Specifies whether or not to eject paper when the limit specified in
the Time Out setting is reached. The default is Off, which means
paper is not ejected when the time-out limit is reached.
Size Ignore
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If you want to ignore a paper size error, select On. When you turn
this item on, the printer keeps printing even if the image size
exceeds the printable area for the specified paper size. This may
cause smudges because of the toner that is not transferred onto
the paper properly. When this item is turned off, the printer stops
printing if a paper size error occurs.
Auto Cont
When you turn this setting on, the printer automatically continues
printing after a certain period of time when one of the following
errors occurs: Paper Set, Print Overrun, or Mem Overflow. When
this option is off, you must press the N Start/Stop button to
resume printing.
Page Protect
Allocates additional printer memory for printing data, as
opposed to receiving it. You may need to turn this setting on if
you are printing a very complex page. If a Print Overrun error
message appears on the LCD panel during printing, turn this
setting on and reprint your data. This reduces the amount of
memory reserved for processing data so your computer may take
longer to send the print job, but it will allow you to print complex
jobs. Page Protect usually works best when Auto is selected. You
will need to increase your printer’s memory if memory errors
continue to occur.
Note:
Changing the Page Protect setting reconfigures the printer’s memory,
which causes any downloaded fonts to be deleted.
Toner Out
If the item is set to Stop, the printer lets you know when the toner
is out. To disable this function, set this item to Continue.
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Note:
If this item is set to Continue, the print result may be different from
what you expected because there may not be enough toner to print the
data.
LCD Contrast
Adjusts the contrast of the LCD panel. Use the u Up and d Down
buttons to set the contrast between 0 (lowest contrast) and 15
(highest contrast.)
Mode Config. Menu
This menu allows you to switch the printing mode. You can also
use this menu to stop using one of the black toner cartridges when
the printer is in the 4 × B/W mode.
Item
Settings (default in bold)
Remove all toner
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Change Mode 4 ×
B/W
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Change Mode Color
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KC Toner*
Enable, Disable
KM Toner*
Enable, Disable
KY Toner*
Enable, Disable
KK Toner*
Enable, Disable
* Available only in the 4 × B/W mode.
Remove All Toner
Removes all toner cartridges. Use this function before
transporting the printer.
Change mode B/W
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Switches to the B/W mode, which is the monochrome printing
mode with only one black toner cartridge installed.
Change mode 4 × B/W
Switches to the 4 × B/W mode, which is the monochrome printing
mode with four black toner cartridges installed.
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Change mode Color
Switches to the Color mode, which is the color printing mode with
the C, M, and Y toner cartridges installed.
KC/KM/KY/KK Toner
This setting is available only when the printer is in the 4 × B/W
mode. When you find a faint printing pattern on the Toner Check
Sheet, set the indicated toner cartridge to Disable to maintain
printing quality.
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Reset Menu
This menu allows you to cancel printing and reset the printer
settings.
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Clear Warning
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Clears warning messages that show errors except for these that
occur from consumable products or mandatory-replacement
parts.
Clear All Warnings
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Clears all warning messages that appear on the LCD panel.
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Reset
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Stops printing and clears the current job received from the active
interface. You may want to reset the printer when there is a
problem with the print job itself and the printer cannot print
successfully.
Reset All
Stops printing, clears the printer memory, and restores the printer
settings to their default values. The print jobs received from all
interfaces are erased.
Note:
Performing Reset All clears print jobs received from all interfaces. Be
careful not to interrupt someone else’s job.
SelecType Init
Restores the control panel menu settings to their default values.
Change Toner C/M/Y/K
Replace the indicated toner cartridge. See "Toner Cartridge" on
page 315 for details.
Quick Print Job Menu
This menu allows you to print or delete print jobs that were stored
in the printer’s Hard Disk Drive using the Quick Print Job feature
(Re-Print Job, Verify Job, Stored Job) of the printer driver’s
Reserve Job function. For instructions on using this menu, see
"Using the Quick Print Job Menu" on page 278.
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Confidential Job Menu
This menu allows you to print or delete print jobs stored in the
printer’s Hard Disk Drive using the Confidential Job feature of
the printer driver’s Reserve Job function. You need to enter the
correct password to access this data. For instructions on using this
menu, see "Using the Confidential Job Menu" on page 279.
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Parallel Menu
These settings control communication between the printer and
the computer when using the parallel interface.
Item
Settings (default in bold)
Parallel I/F*
On, Off
Speed*
Fast, Normal
Bi-D*
Nibble, ECP, Off
Buffer Size*
Normal, Maximum, Minimum
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* After this item is changed, the setting value takes effect after a warm boot
or after the power is turned on again. While it is reflected in the Status Sheet
and EJL read-back, the actual change takes effect after a warm boot or
after the power is turned on again.
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Parallel I/F
Allows you to activate or deactivate the parallel interface.
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Speed
Specifies the pulse width of the ACKNLG signal when receiving
data in the Compatibility mode or Nibble mode. When Fast is
selected, the pulse width is about 1 µs. When Normal is selected,
the pulse width is about 10 µs.
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Allows you to specify the bidirectional communication mode.
When you select Off, bidirectional communication is disabled.
Buffer Size
Determines the amount of memory to be used for receiving data
and printing data. If Maximum is selected, more memory is
allocated for receiving data. If Minimum is selected, more memory
is allocated for printing data.
Note:
❏ To activate Buffer Size settings, you must turn off the printer for
more than five seconds then turn it back on. Or, you can perform a
Reset All operation, as explained in "Reset Menu" on page 239.
❏ Resetting the printer erases all print jobs. Make sure the Ready
light is not flashing when you reset the printer.
USB Menu
These settings control communication between the printer and
the computer when using the USB interface.
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Item
Settings (default in bold)
*1
USB I/F
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On, Off
USB Speed*1
HS, FS
USB ExtI/F Confg
*2
Get IP Address*3
*3*4*5
IP Address
*3
Subnet Mask
Gate Way
*3
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No, Yes
Panel, Auto, PING
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0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255
0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255
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0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255
NetWare*3
On, Off
AppleTalk*3
On, Off
MS Network*3
On, Off
Rendezvous*3
On, Off
USB Ext I/F Init*3
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Buffer Size*1
Normal, Maximum, Minimum
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*1
After this item is changed, the setting value takes effect after a warm boot
or after the power is turned on again. While it is reflected in the Status Sheet
and EJL read-back, the actual change takes effect after a warm boot or
after the power is turned on again.
*2
Displayed only when a USB external device with D4 support is connected.
The USB Ext I/F Confg setting is set to No automatically when exiting the panel
settings.
*3
Displayed only when a USB external device with D4 support is connected
and the USB Ext I/F Confg setting is set to Yes. The contents of the settings
depend on the USB external device settings.
*4
Displayed only when the Get IP Address setting is set to Auto. This setting
cannot be changed.
*5
When the Get IP Address setting is changed from Panel or PING to Auto, the
panel setting values are saved. When Auto is changed to Panel or PING, the
saved setting values are displayed. 192.168.192.168 if the settings are not
made from the panel.
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USB I/F
Allows you to activate or deactivate the USB interface.
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USB SPEED
Allows you to select the operation mode of USB interface.
Selecting HS is recommended. Select FS if HS does not work on
your computer system.
Buffer Size
Determines the amount of memory to be used for receiving data
and printing data. If Maximum is selected, more memory is
allocated for receiving data. If Minimum is selected, more memory
is allocated for printing data.
Note:
❏ To activate Buffer Size settings, you must turn off the printer for
more than five seconds then turn it back on. Or, you can perform a
Reset All operation, as explained in "Reset Menu" on page 239.
❏ Resetting the printer erases all print jobs. Make sure the Ready
light is not flashing when you reset the printer.
Network Menu
See the Network Guide for each setting.
AUX Menu
See the Network Guide for each setting.
LJ4 Menu
These settings control the fonts and symbol sets when in the LJ4
mode.
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Item
Settings (default in bold)
Font Source
Resident, Download, ROM A*1
Font Number
0 to 65535 (depending on your settings)
Pitch
0.44 ... 10.00 ... 99.99 cpi in 0.01-cpi increments
Height
4.00 ... 12.00 ... 999.75 pt in 0.25-pt increments
SymSet
IBM-US, Roman-8, Roman-9, ECM94-1, 8859-2
ISO, 8859-9 ISO, 8859-10ISO, 8859-15ISO,
PcBlt775, IBM-DN, PcMultiling, PcE.Europe,
PcTk437, PcEur858, Pc1004, WiAnsi, WiE.Europe,
WiTurkish, WiBALT, DeskTop, PsText, VeInternati,
VeUS, MsPublishin, Math-8, PsMath, VeMath,
PiFont, Legal, UK, ANSI ASCII, Swedis2, Italian,
Spanish, German, Norweg1, French2, Windows,
McText, PcIcelandic, PcLt774, PcTurk1,
PcPortugues, PcEt850, PcTurk2, PcCanFrench,
PcSI437, PcNordic, 8859-3 ISO, 8859-4 ISO,
WiBaltic, WiEstonian, WiLatvian, Mazowia,
CodeMJK, BpBRASCII, BpAbicomp, PcGk437,
PcGk851, PcGk869, 8859-7 ISO, WiGreek,
Europe3, PcCy855, PcCy866, PcLt866, PcUkr866,
PcLit771, 8859-5 ISO, WiCyrillic, Bulgarian,
Hebrew7, 8859-8 ISO, Hebrew8, PcHe862,
Arabic8, PcAr864, 8859-6 ISO, OCR A, OCR B,
Pc866Cyr, Pc866Ukr, WinCyr, ISOCyr, Pc8Grk,
Pc851Grk, WinGrk, ISOGrk, Greek8, Pc862Heb,
Pc864Ara, HPWARA
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Form
5 ... 60/64
Source SymSet
0 ... 277 ... 3199
Dest SymSet
0 ... 277 ... 3199
CR Function
CR, CR + LF
LF Function
LF, CR + LF
Tray Assign
4, 4K, 5S
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*1
Available only when the optional font ROM module is installed.
*2
Depending on whether Letter (60) or A4 (64) paper has been selected.
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Note:
If you normally use the HP LaserJet 4 printer driver when printing, you
should change settings using this driver whenever you can. Printer
driver settings always override the LJ4 Menu options.
FontSource
Sets the default font source.
Font Number
Sets the default font number for the default font source. The
available number depends on the settings you made.
Pitch
Specifies the default font pitch if the font is scalable and of
fixed-pitch. You can select from 0.44 to 99.99 cpi (characters per
inch), in 0.01-cpi increments. This item may not appear depending
on the Font Source or Font Number settings.
Height
Specifies the default font height if the font is scalable and
proportional. You can select from 4.00 to 999.75 points, in
0.25-point increments. This item may not appear depending on
the Font Source or Font Number settings.
SymSet
Selects the default symbol set. If the font you selected in Font
Source and Font Number is not available in the new SymSet
setting, the Font Source and the Font Number settings are
automatically replaced with the default value, IBM-US.
Form
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Selects the number of lines for the selected paper size and
orientation. This also causes a line spacing (VMI) change, and the
new VMI value is stored in the printer. This means that later
changes in the Page Size or Orientation settings cause changes in
the Form value, based on the stored VMI.
Source SymSet, Dest SymSet
Available only in certain locations where printers are sold with a
special ROM module installed to handle specific languages.
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CR Function, LF Function
These functions are included for users of particular operating
systems, such as UNIX.
Tray Assign
Changes the assignment for the paper source select command.
When 4 is selected, the commands are set as compatible with the
HP LaserJet 4. When 4K is selected, the commands are set as
compatible with the HP LaserJet 4000, 5000, and 8000. When 5S is
selected, the commands are set as compatible with the HP LaserJet
5Si.
GL2 Menu
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This menu lets you set the printer to emulate a plotter, allowing
you to use software which requires a plotter for output. The
LJ4GL2 mode is similar to the GL/2 mode supported in the HP
LaserJet 4 mode. The GLlike mode emulates some of the HP-GL
plotter commands and includes all the commands found in HP’s
GL/2 mode, as well as two additional commands.
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Item
Settings (default in bold)
GL Mode
LJ4GL2, GLlike
Scale
Off, A0, A1, A2, A3
Origin
Corner, Center
Pen
Pen0, Pen1, Pen2*, Pen3*, Pen4*, Pen5*,
Pen6*
End
Butt, Square, Triangular, Round
Join
Mitered, Miteredbeveled, Triangular,
Round, Beveled, None
Pen 0 through 6
0.05 ... 0.35 ... 5.00 mm in 0.05-mm
increments
* Available only when GLlike is selected as the GL Mode.
Before you start printing in the GL/2 mode
You may need to change the following print options in your
application, depending on your output needs. Check these
settings to make sure they match the data you are trying to print.
Print Options
Settings
Paper size
Printer’s paper size setting
Driver (plotter
selection)
HP-GL/2 or HP-GL
Pen configuration
Pen thickness
Plot origin
Center or Corner
Orientation
GLlike offers landscape only LJ4GL2 offers
landscape and portrait
If you need to configure the printer settings, first switch to the
GL/2 emulation mode, then change the settings using the printer
driver, or the control panel menus.
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Note:
Settings or data saved in the printer’s RAM (such as downloaded fonts)
may be erased when you change the emulation mode.
GL Mode
Specifies whether the printer uses a direct emulation of the GL/2
plotter language, or the HP LaserJet 4 emulation of GL/2.
Scale
Specifies whether the output from the software is scaled. The scale
factor is based on the output paper size of the application.
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Origin
Specifies whether the logical origin of the “plotter” is the corner
or the center of the paper.
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Pen
Allows you to choose a pen which you can then set the thickness
for in the Pen 0 through 6 item. The LJ4GL2 mode supports two
pens (0 and 1), while the GLlike mode supports seven pens (0
through 6).
End
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Specifies the way in which lines end.
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Join
Specifies the way in which lines are joined.
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Pens 0 through 6
Allows you to set the thickness of the pens used to make the
printout. Pen 0 and Pen 1 are available in the LJ4GL2 mode, and
Pen 0 through Pen 6 are available in the GLlike mode.
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PS3 Menu
These settings are available in the PS3 mode.
Item
Settings (default in bold)
Error Sheet
Off, On
Coloration*
Color, Mono
Image Protect
Off, On
* Available only in the color mode.
Error Sheet
When you select On, the printer prints out an error sheet.
Coloration
Allows you to select the color printing mode or monochrome
printing mode.
Image Protect
The printer employs lossy compression when Off is selected. The
printer does not employ lossy compression when On is selected.
Lossy compression refers to a data compression technique in
which some amount of data is lost.
ESCP2 Menu
This menu allows you to make settings which affect the printer
when it is in the ESC/P 2 emulation mode.
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Item
Settings (default in bold)
Font
Courier, Prestige, Roman, Sans Serif, Roman T,
Orator S, Sans H, Script, OCR A, OCR B
Pitch
10, 12, 15 cpi, Prop.
Condensed
Off, On
T. Margin
0.40 ... 0.50 ... 1.50 inches in 0.05-inch
increments
Text
1... 62/66*... 117lines
CGTable
PcUSA, Italic, PcMultilin, PcPortugue,
PcCanFrenc, PcNordic, PcTurkish2,
PcIcelandic, PcE.Europe, BpBRASCII,
BpAbicomp, Roman-8, PcEur858, ISO Latin1,
8859-15ISO, PcSI437, PcTurkish1, 8859-9 ISO,
Mazowia, CodeMJK, PcGk437, PcGk851,
PcGk869, 8859-7 ISO, PcCy855, PcCy866,
PcUkr866, PcLit771, Bulgarian, Hebrew7,
Hebrew8, PcHe862, PcAr864, PcAr864Ara,
PcAr720, PcLit774, Estonia, ISO Latin2,
PcLat866
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Country
USA, France, Germany, UK, Denmark,
Sweden, Italy, Spain1, Japan, Norway,
Denmark2, Spain2, LatinAmeric, Korea, Legal
Auto CR
On, Off
Auto LF
Off, On
Bit Image
Dark, Light, BarCode
ZeroChar
0, (or the zero character with a slash)
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* Depending on whether Letter (62) or A4 (66) paper has been selected.
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Font
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Selects the font.
Pitch
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Selects the pitch (the horizontal spacing) of the font in fixed pitch,
measured in cpi (characters per inch). You can also choose
proportional spacing.
Condensed
Turns condensed printing on or off.
T. Margin
Sets the distance from the top of the page to the baseline of the
first printable line. The distance is measured in inches. The
smaller the value, the closer the printable line is to the top.
Text
Sets the page length in lines. For this option, a line is assumed to
be 1 pica (1/6 inch). If you change the Orientation, Page Size, or
T. Margin settings, the page length setting automatically returns
to the default for each paper size.
CG Table
Use the character generator (CG) table option to select the
graphics character table or the italics table. The graphics table
contains graphic characters for printing lines, corners, shaded
areas, international characters, Greek characters, and
mathematical symbols. If you select Italic, the upper half of the
character table is defined as italic characters.
Country
Use this option to select one of the fifteen international symbol
sets. See "International character sets" on page 455 for samples of
the characters in each country’s symbol set.
Auto CR
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Specifies whether the printer performs a
carriage-return/line-feed (CR-LF) operation whenever the
printing position goes beyond the right margin. If you select Off,
the printer does not print any characters beyond the right margin
and does not perform any line wrapping until it receives a
carriage-return character. This function is handled automatically
by most applications.
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Auto LF
If you select Off, the printer does not send an automatic line-feed
(LF) command with each carriage-return (CR). If On is selected, a
line-feed command is sent with each carriage-return. Select On if
your text lines overlap.
Bit Image
The printer is able to emulate the graphics densities set with the
printer commands. If you select Dark, the bit image density is
high, and if you select Light, the bit image density is low.
If you select BarCode, the printer converts bit images to bar codes
by automatically filling in any vertical gaps between dots. This
produces unbroken vertical lines that can be read by a bar code
reader. This mode will reduce the size of the image being printed,
and may also cause some distortion when printing bit image
graphics.
ZeroChar
Specifies whether the printer prints a slashed or unslashed zero.
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FX Menu
This menu allows you to make settings which affect the printer
when it is in the FX emulation mode.
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Item
Settings (default in bold)
Font
Courier, Prestige, Roman, Sans Serif, Script,
Orator S, OCR A, OCR B
Pitch
10, 12, 15 cpi, Prop.
Condensed
Off, On
T. Margin
0.40 ... 0.50 ... 1.50 inches in 0.05-inch
increments
Text
1... 62/66*... 117lines
CGTable
PcUSA, Italic, PcMultilin, PcPortugue,
PcCanFrenc, PcNordic, PcTurkish2,
PcIcelandic, PcE.Europe, BpBRASCII,
BpAbicomp, Roman-8, PcEur858, ISO Latin1,
8859-15ISO
Country
USA, France, Germany, UK, Denmark,
Sweden, Italy, Spain1, Japan, Norway,
Denmark2, Spain2, LatinAmeric
Auto CR
On, Off
Auto LF
Off, On
Bit Image
Dark, Light, BarCode
ZeroChar
0, (or the zero character with a slash)
* Depending on whether Letter (62) or A4 (66) paper has been selected.
Font
Selects the font.
Pitch
Selects the pitch (the horizontal spacing) of the font in fixed pitch,
measured in cpi (characters per inch). You can also choose
proportional spacing.
Condensed
Turns condensed printing on or off.
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T. Margin
Sets the distance from the top of the page to the baseline of the
first printable line. The distance is measured in inches. The
smaller the value, the closer the printable line is to the top.
Text
Sets the page length in lines. For this option, a line is assumed to
be 1 pica (1/6 inch). If you change the Orientation, Page Size, or
T. Margin settings, the page length setting automatically returns
to the default for each paper size.
CG Table
Use the character generator (CG) table option to select the
graphics character table or the italics table. The graphics table
contains graphic characters for printing lines, corners, shaded
areas, international characters, Greek characters, and
mathematical symbols. If you select Italic, the upper half of the
character table is defined as italic characters.
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Country
Use this option to select one of the fifteen international symbol
sets. See "International character sets" on page 455 for samples of
the characters in each country’s symbol set.
Auto CR
Specifies whether the printer performs a
carriage-return/line-feed (CR-LF) operation whenever the
printing position goes beyond the right margin. If you select Off,
the printer does not print any characters beyond the right margin
and does not perform any line wrapping until it receives a
carriage-return character. This function is handled automatically
by most applications.
Auto LF
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If you select Off, the printer does not send an automatic line-feed
(LF) command with each carriage-return (CR). If On is selected, a
line-feed command is sent with each carriage-return. Select On if
your text lines overlap.
Bit Image
The printer is able to emulate the graphics densities set with the
printer commands. If you select Dark, the bit image density is
high, and if you select Light, the bit image density is low.
If you select BarCode, the printer converts bit images to bar codes
by automatically filling in any vertical gaps between dots. This
produces unbroken vertical lines that can be read by a bar code
reader. This mode will reduce the size of the image being printed,
and may also cause some distortion when printing bit image
graphics.
ZeroChar
Selects whether the printer prints a slashed or unslashed zero.
I239X Menu
The I239X mode emulates IBM® 2390/2391 Plus commands.
These settings are available only when the printer is in the I239X
mode.
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Item
Settings (default in bold)
Font
Courier, Prestige, Gothic, Orator, Script,
Presentor, Sans Serif
Pitch
10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 24 cpi, Prop.
Code Page
437, 850, 858, 860, 863, 865
T. Margin
0.30 ... 0.40 ...1.50 inches in 0.05-inch
increments
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Text
1 ... 63/67 ... 117lines
Auto CR
Off, On
Auto LF
Off, On
Alt. Graphics
Off, On
Bit Image
Dark, Light
ZeroChar
0, (or the zero character with a slash)
CharacterSet
1*2, 2*2
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*1
Depends on whether Letter (63) or A4 (67) paper has been selected.
*2
Depends on whether Letter (1) or A4 (2) paper has been selected.
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Font
7
Selects the font.
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Pitch
Selects the pitch (the horizontal spacing) of the font in fixed pitch,
measured in cpi (characters per inch). You can also choose
proportional spacing.
Code Page
Selects the character tables. Character tables contain the
characters and symbols used by different languages. The printer
prints text based on the selected character table.
T. Margin
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Sets the distance from the top of the page to the baseline of the
first printable line. The distance is measured in inches. The
smaller the value, the closer the printable line is to the top.
Text
Sets the page length in lines. For this option, a line is assumed to
be 1 pica (1/6 inch). If you change the Orientation, Page Size, or
T. Margin settings, the page length setting automatically returns
to the default for each paper size.
Auto CR
Specifies whether the printer performs a
carriage-return/line-feed (CR-LF) operation whenever the
printing position goes beyond the right margin. If this setting is
off, the printer does not print any characters beyond the right
margin and does not perform any line wrapping until it receives
a carriage-return character. This function is handled
automatically by most applications.
Auto LF
If you select Off, the printer does not send an automatic line-feed
(LF) command with each carriage-return (CR). If On is selected, a
line-feed command is sent with each carriage-return. Select On if
your text lines overlap.
Alt.Graphics
Turns the Alternate Graphics option on or off.
Bit Image
The printer is able to emulate the graphics densities set with the
printer commands. If you select Dark, the bit image density is
high, and if you select Light, the bit image density is low.
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If you select BarCode, the printer converts bit images to bar codes
by automatically filling in any vertical gaps between dots. This
produces unbroken vertical lines that can be read by a bar code
reader. This mode will reduce the size of the image being printed,
and may also cause some distortion when printing bit image
graphics.
ZeroChar
Selects whether the printer prints a slashed or unslashed zero.
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CharacterSet
Selects character table 1 or 2.
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Support Menu
Enter the Support Mode by pressing the d Down button while
turning the printer on, to make the Support Menu appears.
HDD format
Formats the Hard Disk Drive in the printer, if one is installed.
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PS3 HDD Init
Initializes the Hard Disk Drive area where PostScript information
is stored, if a Hard Disk Drive is installed.
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Sleep Mode
7
Set the time after which the printer enters the sleep mode if the
printer is not operated.
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LCD Backlight
7
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Set the LCD control setting. When Auto is selected, the printer
controls the backlight of the LCD panel automatically. When the
printer is in sleep mode, the backlight is off. When On is selected,
the LCD backlight is always on.
Printer Adjust Menu
Enter the Support Mode by pressing the d Down button while
turning the printer on, to make the Printer Adjust Menu appear.
Note:
This menu is a special function. You don’t have to change it for ordinary
use.
Item
Settings (default in bold)
Normal
-4 ... 0 ... 5
Normal Back
-4 ... 0 ... 5
Thick
-4 ... 0 ... 5
Trnsprnc
-4 ... 0 ... 5
Envelope
-4 ... 0 ... 5
Highland
0,1
Feed Offset
-3.5 ... 0.0 ... 3.5 mm
Scan Offset
-3.5 ... 0.0 ... 3.5 mm
Feed Offset2
-3.5 ... 0.0 ... 3.5 mm
Scan Offset2
-3.5 ... 0.0 ... 3.5 mm
Normal
Adjust the density for normal paper. The setting becomes darker
as the value increases.
Normal Back
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Adjust the density of the printing for back side of normal paper.
The setting becomes darker as the value increases.
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Thick
Adjust the density for thick paper. The setting becomes darker as
the value increases.
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7
Trnsprnc
Adjust the density for transparencies. The setting becomes darker
as the value increases.
Envelope
Adjust the density for envelopes. The setting becomes darker as
the value increases.
Highland
Prevents printing defects caused by abnormal electric discharge
that may occur when using the printer in locations at high
altitudes. Select 1 when using the printer in locations at high
altitudes.
Feed Offset
Adjust the vertical position in which to start printing. The position
moves lower on the sheet as the value increases. This setting is
used when doing single-sided printing or printing the first page
for duplex printing.
Scan Offset
Adjust the horizontal position in which to start printing. The
position moves to the right of the sheet as the value increases. This
setting is used when doing single-sided printing or printing the
first page for duplex printing.
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Feed Offset2
Adjust the vertical position in which to star printing. The position
moves lower on the sheet as the value increases. This setting is
used when printing the printing on the backside of paper for
duplex printing.
Scan Offset2
Adjust the horizontal position in which to start printing. The
position moves to the right of the sheet as the value increases. This
setting is used when printing on the backside of paper for duplex
printing.
Status and Error Messages
This section contains a list of error messages shown on the LCD
panel, giving a brief description of each message and suggestions
for correcting the problem. Note that not every message shown
on the LCD panel indicates a problem. When the
mark is
displayed at the left of the warning message, multiple warnings
occur. To confirm all warnings that occur, press the d Down
button to display the Status Menu, then press the Enter button.
The LCD panel also displays the amounts of remaining toners and
available paper sizes.
Calibrating Printer
The printer automatically calibrates itself. This is not an error
message, and will clear itself after the calibration process has
finished. While the printer displays this message, do not open the
covers or turn off the printer.
Cancel All Print Job
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The printer is canceling all print jobs in the printer memory,
including jobs the printer is currently receiving or printing. This
message appears when the + Cancel Job button has been
pressed down for more than 2 seconds.
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Cancel Print Job
7
The printer is canceling the current print job. This message
appears when the + Cancel Job button has been pressed and
released within 2 seconds.
7
Cancel Print Job (by host)
7
The print job is canceled at the printer driver.
7
Can’t Print
7
The print data is deleted because it is incorrect.
Make sure that the appropriate paper size is set and appropriate
your printer driver is used.
7
Can’t Print Duplex
The printer has encountered problems during duplex printing.
Make sure you are using an appropriate type and size of paper
for the Duplex Unit. The problem could also be a result of
incorrect settings for the paper source you are using. Pressing the
N Start/Stop button will print the rest of the print job on only one
side of the paper. Press the + Cancel Job button to cancel the
print job.
Change Toner to X
This message appears when the printer switches from the 4 ×
B/W mode to Color 4 mode. (The letter C, M, or Y appears in place
of X and indicates the colors Cyan, Magenta, or Yellow
respectively.) See "Switching the Printing Mode" on page 283 to
find how to switch the mode.
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Check Paper Size
The paper size setting is different from the size of paper loaded
in the printer. Check to see if the correct size of paper is loaded in
the specified paper source.
To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s
Reset Menu. See "How to access the control panel menus" on page
223 for instructions.
Check Paper Type
The media loaded in the printer does not match the paper type
setting in the printer driver. Media that matches only the paper
size setting will be used for printing.
To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s
Reset Menu. See "How to access the control panel menus" on page
223 for instructions.
Clean Parts v v
Indicates that the printer needs to be cleaned using the cleaning
knob [a] or [b] (indicated as vv). See "Cleaning the
photoconductor wire (knob [a])" on page 338 or "Cleaning the
exposure window (knob [b])" on page 339 for instructions.
Clean Sensor
The sensor inside the printer needs to be cleaned. To clean the
sensor, open cover D and close it again.
Collate Disabled
Printing by specifying the number of copies is no longer possible
due to a lack of memory (RAM) or free disk space on the optional
Hard Disk Drive. If this error occurs, print only one copy at a time.
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To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s
Reset Menu. For instruction about accessing the control panel
menus, see "How to access the control panel menus" on page 223.
Color Data Received
The printer receives color printing data when it is in the B/W or
4 × B/W mode. Press the N Start/Stop button to print the data in
monochrome, or press the + Cancel Job button to cancel the
print job.
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Cooling Down
The printer lowers its temperature to optimize for the fixing toner.
Wait for a moment for Ready to appear in the LCD panel.
Duplex Memory Overflow
There is not enough memory for duplex printing. The printer
prints only on the front and ejects the paper. To clear this error,
follow the instructions below.
If Off is selected as the Auto Cont setting on the control panel’s
Setup Menu, press the N Start/Stop button to print on the back
of the next sheet, or press the + Cancel Job button to cancel the
print job.
If On is selected as the Auto Cont setting on the control panel’s
Setup Menu, printing continues automatically after a certain
period of time.
Formatting HDD
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The Hard Disk Drive is being formatted.
Form Data Canceled
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Unable to store form overlay data on the printer’s optional Hard
Disk Drive. Either the drive is full, or the maximum number of
form overlay files has been reached. Delete any form overlay files
you no longer need, then try storing the new overlay again.
To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s
Reset Menu. For instruction about accessing the control panel
menus, see "How to access the control panel menus" on page 223.
Form Feed
The printer is ejecting paper due to a user request. This message
appears when pressing the N Start/Stop button once to make the
printer offline, then holding down the N Start/Stop button for
more than 2 seconds in order not to receive form feed command.
Format Error ROM A
An unformatted ROM module has been inserted.
To clear this error, either press the N Start/Stop button or turn off
the printer and remove the ROM module, then reinstall the ROM
module. If that fails to clear the error, contact your dealer.
Hard Disk Full
The optional Hard Disk Drive is full and you cannot save any
data. Delete the unnecessary data from the Hard Disk Drive. To
clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s
Reset Menu. For instruction about accessing the control panel
menus, see "How to access the control panel menus" on page 223.
HDD CHECK
The printer is checking the Hard Disk Drive.
Image Optimum
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There is insufficient memory to print the page at the specified
print quality. The printer automatically lowers the print quality
so that it can continue printing. If the quality of the printout is not
acceptable, try simplifying the page by limiting the number of
graphics or reducing the number and size of fonts.
To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s
Reset Menu. See "How to access the control panel menus" on page
223 for instructions.
Turn the Image Optimum setting off on the control panel’s Printing
Menu if you do not want the printer to automatically lower the
print quality to continue printing.
You may need to increase the amount of printer memory to be
able to print at the desired print quality for your document. For
more information on adding memory, see "Memory Module" on
page 303.
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Install Fuser
There is no fuser unit installed or the fuser unit is not installed
properly. Turn off the printer, then install the fuser unit if it is not
installed.
If a fuser unit is already installed, turn the printer off and reinstall
the unit after it has cooled off (30 minutes). Open covers A and B.
Remove the fuser unit, then reinstall it properly. Close covers A
and B. The error clears automatically if the fuser unit is properly
installed.
If the error is not cleared, the fuser unit is out of order. Replace it
with a new fuser unit.
Install Photoconductor
There is no photoconductor unit installed or the photoconductor
unit is not installed properly. Turn off the printer and install the
photoconductor unit if it is not installed.
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If a photoconductor unit is already installed, confirm cover D is
closed. Otherwise, turn off the printer, open cover D. Remove the
photoconductor unit, then reinstall it properly. Close cover D. The
error clears automatically if the photoconductor unit is properly
installed.
Install uuuu TnrCart
The indicated toner cartridges are not installed in the printer. (The
letters C, M, Y, or K appear in place of uuuu and indicate the colors
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black respectively.)
Install the indicated cartridges. See "Toner Cartridge" on page
315.
Install Waste T Box
The waste toner collector is not installed, or is installed
incorrectly. If there is no waste toner collector installed, install one
in the printer. If there is a waste toner collector already installed,
try removing it and reinstalling it. See "Waste Toner Collector"
on page 331 for instructions.
Invalid AUX I/F Card
This message means that the printer cannot communicate with
the installed optional interface card. Turn off the printer, remove
the card, then reinstall it.
Invalid Data
The spool file on the driver is deleted while printing or the data
is abnormal. Press the N Start/Stop button to clear the error.
Invalid HDD
Either the optional Hard Disk Drive is damaged or it cannot be
used with this printer. Turn off the printer, then remove the Hard
Disk Drive.
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Invalid N/W Module
There is no network program, or the network program cannot be
used with your printer. Contact a qualified service representative.
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Invalid P5C
7
The optional P5C Emulation Kit is installed, but the printer is in
the B/W mode or 4 × B/W mode. When you use the optional P5C
Emulation Kit, make sure that the printer is in the Color mode.
7
Invalid PS3
7
The PostScript3 ROM module is broken. Turn off the printer and
contact your dealer.
Invalid ROM A
The printer cannot read the installed optional ROM module. Turn
off the printer, then remove the ROM module.
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Jam-Paper Size Error
A paper jam occurred because the wrong size paper has been
loaded. Clear the jammed paper and set the paper size setting
correctly. See "Clearing Jammed Paper" on page 345 to find how
to clear the jammed paper.
Manual Feed ssss
The manual feed mode is specified for the current print job. Make
sure the paper size indicated by ssss is loaded, then press the
N Start/Stop button.
Mem Overflow
The printer has insufficient memory to execute the current task.
Press the N Start/Stop button on the control panel to resume
printing, or press the + Cancel Job button to cancel the print job.
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Menus Locked
This message appears if you try to change the printer’s settings
through the control panel when the buttons are locked. You can
unlock them by using the Network utility. Refer to the Network
Guide for information.
Need Memory
The printer has insufficient memory to complete the current print
job.
To clear this error message, select Clear Warning from the control
panel’s Reset Menu. See "How to access the control panel menus"
on page 223 for instructions.
To prevent this problem from happening again, add more
memory to your printer as described in "Memory modules" on
page 414, or reduce the resolution of the image to be printed.
NonGenuine Toner Cartridge
The installed toner cartridge is not a genuine Epson product.
Installing a genuine toner cartridge is recommended. Using a
non-genuine toner cartridge may affect print quality. Epson shall
not be liable for any damages or problems arising from the use of
consumable products not manufactured or approved by Epson.
Install a genuine Epson product, or Clear All Warnings of the
Reset Menu on the control panel to clear the warning message.
See "Toner Cartridge" on page 315 for instructions on replacing
the imaging cartridge.
NonGenuine Toner uuuu
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The installed toner cartridge is not a genuine Epson toner
cartridge. Using a non-genuine toner cartridge may affect print
quality. Epson shall not be liable for any damages or problems
arising from the use of consumable products not manufactured
or approved by Epson. Installing a genuine toner cartridge is
recommended. Press the N Start/Stop button on the control panel
to resume printing.
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Offline
The printer is not ready to print. Press the N Start/Stop button.
Optional RAM Error
7
The optional memory module may be corrupted or incorrect.
Replace it with a new one.
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Paper Jam WWWW
7
The location where the paper jam occurred is displayed at WWWWW.
WWWWW indicates the location of the error.
If a paper jam occurs at two or more locations simultaneously, the
corresponding multiple locations are displayed.
Location
Description
Jam A
Paper is jammed at cover A. For instructions on how to
remove jammed paper at cover A, see "Jam A (cover
A)" on page 346.
Jam A, B
Paper is jammed at cover B. For instructions on how to
remove jammed paper at cover B, see "Jam A, B (cover
A and B)" on page 349.
Jam MP, A
Paper is jammed at the MP tray. For instructions on how
to remove jammed paper at the MP tray, see "Jam MP,
A (MP tray and cover A)" on page 356.
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Jam A, C1
Paper is jammed at the standard lower paper cassette.
For instructions on clearing this type of paper jam, see
"Jam A, C1 (cover A and standard lower paper cassette)"
on page 359.
Jam A, E,
C2
Paper is jammed at the optional paper cassette. For
instructions on clearing this type of paper jam, see "Jam
A, E, C2 (cover A, E, and optional paper cassette)" on
page 364.
Paper Out tttt sssss
There is no paper in the specified paper source (tttt). Load paper
of the size (sssss) into the paper source.
Paper Set tttt sssss
The paper loaded in the specified paper source (tttt) does not
match the required paper size (sssss). Replace the loaded paper
with the correct size paper and press the N Start/Stop button to
resume printing, or press the + Cancel Job button to cancel the
print job.
If you press the N Start/Stop button without replacing the paper,
the printer will print on the loaded paper even though it does not
match the required size.
Please Shutdown
This message appears after all the toner cartridges are removed.
Turn off the printer.
Please Wait
The toner cartridge to be replaced is moving to the replacement
position in the printer.
Printer Open
Cover D, B, A, or E is open. Close all the covers.
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Print Overrun
The required time to process the print data exceeded the print
engine speed because the current page is too complex. Press the
N Start/Stop button to resume printing, or press the + Cancel
Job button to cancel the print job. If this message appears again,
select On as the Page Protect setting in the control panel’s Setup
Menu or select Avoid Page Error on the printer driver.
If you continue to receive this message when printing a particular
page, try simplifying the page by limiting the number of graphics
or reducing the number and size of fonts.
To avoid this error, it is recommended that you set the Page
Protect setting to On and add more memory to the printer. See
"Setup Menu" on page 233 and "Memory Module" on page 303
for details.
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PS3 Hard Disk full
7
The memory allocated for writing PostScript 3 commands on the
optional Hard Disk Drive is full.
7
To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s
Reset Menu, or remove the downloaded PS fonts to make room
on the Hard Disk Drive. For instruction about accessing the
control panel menus, see "How to access the control panel menus"
on page 223.
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RAM CHECK
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The printer is checking the RAM.
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Ready
The printer is ready to receive data and print.
7
Remove Toner
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This message appears when the printer switches to the B/W
mode. See "Switching the Printing Mode" on page 283 to find how
to switch the mode.
Replace Fuser
The fuser has reached the end of its service life. Turn the printer
off, then replace the fuser unit with a new one. See "Fuser Unit"
on page 326 for instructions.
Replace Photoconductor
The photoconductor has reached the end of its service life. Turn
off the printer, then replace the photoconductor unit with a new
one. See "Photoconductor Unit" on page 319 for instructions.
The error clears automatically after you replace the unit, then
close all printer covers. The photoconductor service life counter
is reset automatically.
When the error light is blinking, you can continue printing by
pressing the N Start/Stop button. However, the print quality is
not guaranteed from then on.
Replace Toner uuuu
The indicated toner cartridges are out of toner and need to be
replaced. (The letters C, M, Y, or K appear in place of uuuu and
indicate the colors Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black
respectively.)
See "Toner Cartridge" on page 315 for instructions.
Replace Waste T Box
The waste toner collector is full of toner. Replace it with a new
waste toner collector. See "Waste Toner Collector" on page 331
for instructions.
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Reserve JobCanceled
The printer cannot store the data of your print job using the
Reserve Job function. The maximum number of print jobs stored
on the printer’s Hard Disk Drive has been reached, or the drive
has no more memory available to store a new job. To store a new
print job, delete a previously stored job. Also, if you have any
Confidential Jobs stored, printing those jobs will make more
memory available.
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To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s
Reset Menu. For instruction about accessing the control panel
menus, see "How to access the control panel menus" on page 223.
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The printer’s current interface has been reset and the buffer has
been cleared. However, other interfaces are still active and retain
their settings and data.
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Reset All
All printer settings have been reset to the default configuration,
or to the last settings that were saved.
Reset to Save
A control panel menu setting was changed while the printer was
printing. Press the N Start/Stop button to clear this message. The
setting will become effective after printing has finished.
Alternatively you can clear this message by performing Reset or
Reset All on the control panel. However, the print data will be
deleted.
ROM CHECK
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The printer is currently performing a self test and initialization.
Service Req Cffff/Service Req Eggg
A controller error or a print engine error has been detected. Turn
off the printer. Wait at least 5 seconds, then turn it back on. If the
error message still appears, write down the error number listed
on the LCD panel (Cffff/Eggg), turn off the printer, unplug the
power cord, then contact a qualified service representative.
Sleep
The printer is currently in the power-save mode. This mode is
canceled when the printer receives print data. This mode is also
canceled by selecting Reset or Reset All from the control panel’s
Rest Menu. See "Using the Control Panel Menus" on page 223 for
instructions.
TonerCart Error uuuu
A read/write error has occurred for the indicated toner cartridges
(The letters C, M, Y, or K appear in place of uuuu and indicate the
colors Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black respectively.). Remove
the toner cartridges and reinsert them. If that fails to clear the
error, replace the toner cartridges.
To install the indicated cartridges. See "Toner Cartridge" on page
315.
Turn Paper
Paper on the MP tray is not loaded correctly. Remove the paper
and load it correctly on the MP tray.
Unable Clear Error
The printer cannot clear an error message because the error status
still remains. Try solving the problem again.
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uuuu Toner Low
This message indicates that the toner cartridge for the indicated
color is near the end of its service life. Prepare a new toner
cartridge.
Warming Up
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The printer is warming up the fuser to be ready to print.
Waste Toner Box Near Full
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The waste toner collector is near full of toner.
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Worn Fuser
This message indicates that the fuser unit is near the end of its
service life. Printing after this message appears is not guaranteed.
Turn the printer off, then reinstall the unit after it has cooled off
(30 minutes). Then replace the fuser unit with a new one. See
"Fuser Unit" on page 326 for instructions.
The error clears automatically after you replace the unit and close
all printer covers.
Worn Photoconductor
This message indicates that the photoconductor unit is near the
end of its service life. Printing after this message appears is not
guaranteed. Turn the printer off, then replace the photoconductor
unit with a new one. See "Photoconductor Unit" on page 319 for
instructions. The error clears automatically after you replace the
unit and close the printer covers.
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This message warns you that the transfer unit is near the end of
its service life. Contact your dealer.
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To clear this warning message and continue printing, select Clear
All Warning from the control panel’s Reset Menu. For instruction
about accessing the control panel menus, see "How to access the
control panel menus" on page 223.
Write Error ROM P
The printer is unable to write data into the ROM module correctly.
You cannot remove the ROM P because the ROM P is a program
ROM module. Contact your dealer.
Writing ROM A/Writing ROM P
This message indicates that a ROM module in the slot is being
written. Please wait until this message disappears.
Printing and Deleting Reserve Job Data
Print jobs stored on the printer’s optional Hard Disk Drive using
the Re-Print Job, Verify Job, and Stored Job options of the Reserve
Job function can be printed and deleted using the control panel’s
Quick Print Job Menu. Jobs saved using the Confidential Job
option can be printed from the Confidential Job Menu. Follow the
instructions in this section.
Using the Quick Print Job Menu
Follow the steps below to print or delete Re-Print Job, Verify Job,
and Stored Job data.
1. Make sure the LCD panel displays Ready or Sleep, then press
the Enter button to access the control panel menus.
2. Press the d Down button repeatedly until Quick Print Job
Menu appears on the LCD panel, then press the Enter button.
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3. Use the d Down or u Up button to scroll to the appropriate
user name, then press the Enter button.
4. Use the d Down or u Up button to scroll to the appropriate
job name, then press the Enter button.
5. To specify the number of copies you want to print, press the
Enter button, then use the d Down and u Up buttons to
select the number of copies.
To delete the print job without printing any copies, press the
d Down button to display Delete on the LCD panel.
6. Press the
Enter button to start printing or to delete the data.
Using the Confidential Job Menu
Follow the steps below to print or delete Confidential Job data.
1. Make sure the LCD panel displays Ready or Sleep, then press
the Enter button to access the control panel menus.
2. Press the d Down button repeatedly until
ConfidentialJobMenu appears on the LCD panel, then press
the Enter button.
3. Use the d Down or u Up button to scroll to the appropriate
user name, then press the Enter button.
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4. Enter your four-digit password by using the corresponding
buttons, as shown below.
Note:
❏ Passwords are always four digits.
❏ Passwords consist of numbers from 1 through 4.
❏ If no print jobs have been saved with the password you entered,
Password Error appears briefly on the LCD panel then the
printer exits the control panel menus. Confirm the password
and try again.
5. Use the d Down or u Up button to scroll to the appropriate
job name, then press the Enter button.
6. To specify the number of copies you want to print, press the
Enter button, then use the d Down and u Up buttons to
select the number of copies.
To delete the print job, press the d Down button to display
Delete on the LCD panel.
7. Press the
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Printing a Status Sheet
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To confirm the current status of the printer, and that the options
are installed correctly, print a status sheet using the printer’s
control panel.
Follow the steps below to print a status sheet.
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1. Turn on the printer. The LCD panel shows Ready.
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2. Press the Enter button three times. The printer prints a
status sheet.
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3. Confirm that the information about the installed options is
correct. If the options are installed correctly, they appear
under Hardware Configurations. If the options are not listed,
try reinstalling them.
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❏ If the status sheet does not list your installed options correctly, make
sure that they are securely connected to the printer.
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contact your dealer.
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❏ For the Windows printer driver, you can update the installed option
information manually. See "Making Optional Settings" on page
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Canceling Printing
You can cancel printing from your computer by using the printer
driver.
To cancel a print job before it is sent from your computer, for
Windows, see "Canceling Printing" on page 128 or for Macintosh,
see "Canceling Printing" on page 194.
Using the Cancel Job button
The + Cancel Job button on your printer is the quickest and
easiest way to cancel printing. Pressing this button cancels the
currently printing job. Pressing the + Cancel Job button for
more than two seconds deletes all jobs from the printer memory,
including jobs the printer is currently receiving or printing.
Using the Reset menu
Selecting Reset from the control panel’s Reset Menu stops
printing, clears the print job being received from the active
interface, and clears errors that may have occurred at the
interface.
Follow the steps below to use the Reset Menu.
1. Press the
Enter button to access the control panel menus.
2. Press the d Down button several times until Reset Menu
appears on the LCD panel, then press the Enter button.
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3. Press the d Down button several times until Reset to display.
4. Press the Enter button. Printing is canceled. The printer is
ready to receive a new print job.
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You can select the Color mode, B/W mode (monochrome printing
mode with one black toner cartridge), or 4 × B/W mode
(monochrome printing mode with four black toner cartridges) by
using the control panel. See the following sections to find how to
switch the mode.
Color mode to B/W mode
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Follow the steps below to switch from the Color mode to B/W
mode.
1. Make sure the LCD panel displays Ready or Sleep, then press
the Enter button to access the control panel menus.
2. Press the d Down button repeatedly until Mode Config. Menu
appears on the LCD panel, then press the Enter button.
3. Press the d Down button repeatedly until Change Mode B/W
is displayed, then press the Enter button.
4. When the LCD panel displays Remove Toner, remove the
currently installed color toner cartridge. See "Replacing a
toner cartridge" on page 316 for instructions on how to
remove a toner cartridge.
5. After all color toner cartridges are removed from the printer,
the printer automatically changes to the B/W mode.
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Note for Windows users:
If EPSON Status Monitor 3 is not installed, make sure that the
Color Toner Cartridges check box on the Optional Settings
dialog box is not selected. The Optional Settings dialog box appears
by clicking the Settings button on the Optional Settings tab.
Note for Mac OS X users:
After changing the modes, you need to close all applications, delete
the printer using Print Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3) or Print
Center (for Mac OS X 10.2 or below), and then re-register the
printer.
Color mode to 4 x B/W mode
Follow the steps below to switch from the Color mode to 4 × B/W
mode.
1. Make sure the LCD panel displays Ready or Sleep, then press
the Enter button to access the control panel menus.
2. Press the d Down button repeatedly until Mode Config. Menu
appears on the LCD panel, then press the Enter button.
3. Press the d Down button repeatedly until Change Mode 4 x
B/W is displayed, then press the Enter button.
4. When the LCD panel displays Change Toner to K, remove
the currently installed color toner cartridge and install a black
toner cartridge. See "Replacing a toner cartridge" on page 316
for instructions on how to replace a toner cartridge.
Note:
If the wrong toner cartridge was installed, the printer does not go
to the next step. Follow the instructions that appear on the LCD
panel.
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5. After all color toner cartridges are replaced by the black
cartridges, the printer automatically changes to the 4 × B/W
mode.
Note for Windows users:
If EPSON Status Monitor 3 is not installed, make sure that the
Color Toner Cartridges check box on the Optional Settings
dialog box is not selected. The Optional Settings dialog box appears
by clicking the Settings button on the Optional Settings tab.
Note for Mac OS X users:
After changing the modes, you need to close all applications, delete
the printer using Print Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3) or Print
Center (for Mac OS X 10.2 or below), and then re-register the
printer.
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B/W mode to color mode
Follow the steps below to switch from the B/W mode to Color
mode.
1. Make sure the LCD panel displays Ready or Sleep, then press
the Enter button to access the control panel menus.
2. Press the d Down button repeatedly until Mode Config. Menu
appears on the LCD panel, then press the Enter button.
3. Press the d Down button repeatedly until Change Mode Color
is displayed, then press the Enter button.
4. When the LCD panel displays Install xx TnrCart, insert a
toner cartridge of the color indicated as xx (C, M, or Y) into the
printer. See "Replacing a toner cartridge" on page 316 for
instructions on how to insert a toner cartridge.
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Note:
If the wrong toner cartridge was installed, the printer does not go
to the next step. Follow the instructions that appear on the LCD
panel.
5. After all color toner cartridges are installed, the printer
changes to the Color mode.
Note for Windows users:
If EPSON Status Monitor 3 is not installed, select the Color Toner
Cartridges check box on the Optional Settings dialog box. The
Optional Settings dialog box appears by clicking the Settings
button on the Optional Settings tab.
Note for Mac OS X users:
After changing the modes, you need to close all applications, delete
the printer using Print Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3) or Print
Center (for Mac OS X 10.2 or below), and then re-register the
printer.
B/W mode to 4 x B/W mode
Follow the steps below to switch from the B/W mode to 4 × B/W
mode.
1. Make sure the LCD panel displays Ready or Sleep, then press
the Enter button to access the control panel menus.
2. Press the d Down button repeatedly until Mode Config. Menu
appears on the LCD panel, then press the Enter button.
3. Press the d Down button repeatedly until Change Mode 4 x
B/W is displayed, then press the Enter button.
4. When the LCD panel displays Insert K TnrCart, insert a
black toner cartridge into the printer. See "Replacing a toner
cartridge" on page 316 for instructions on how to insert a toner
cartridge.
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Note:
If the wrong toner cartridge was installed, the printer does not go
to the next step. Follow the instructions that appear on the LCD
panel.
5. After three black toner cartridges are installed, the printer
automatically changes to the 4 × B/W mode.
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4 x B/W mode to B/W mode
Follow the steps below to switch from the 4 × B/W mode to B/W
mode.
1. Make sure the LCD panel displays Ready or Sleep, then press
the Enter button to access the control panel menus.
2. Press the d Down button repeatedly until Mode Config. Menu
appears on the LCD panel, then press the Enter button.
3. Press the d Down button repeatedly until Change Mode B/W
is displayed, then press the Enter button.
4. When the LCD panel displays Remove Toner, remove the
currently installed black toner cartridge. See "Replacing a
toner cartridge" on page 316 for instructions on how to
remove a toner cartridge.
5. After three of the black toner cartridges are removed from the
printer, the printer automatically changes to the B/W mode.
4 x B/W mode to color mode
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1. Make sure the LCD panel displays Ready or Sleep, then press
the Enter button to access the control panel menus.
2. Press the d Down button repeatedly until Mode Config. Menu
appears on the LCD panel, then press the Enter button.
3. Press the d Down button repeatedly until Change Mode Color
is displayed, then press the Enter button.
4. When the LCD panel displays Change Toner to xx, remove
the currently installed black toner cartridge and insert a toner
cartridge of the color indicated as xx (C, M, or Y). See
"Replacing a toner cartridge" on page 316 for instructions on
how to replace a toner cartridge.
Note:
If the wrong toner cartridge was installed, the printer does not go
to the next step. Follow the instructions that appear on the LCD
panel.
5. After three of the black toner cartridges are replaced by the
color toner cartridges, the printer automatically changes to
the Color mode.
Note for Windows users:
If EPSON Status Monitor 3 is not installed, select the Color Toner
Cartridges check box on the Optional Settings dialog box. The
Optional Settings dialog box appears by clicking the Settings
button on the Optional Settings tab.
Note for Mac OS X users:
After changing the modes, you need to close all applications, delete
the printer using Print Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3) or Print
Center (for Mac OS X 10.2 or below), and then re-register the
printer.
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Optional Paper Cassette Unit
For details about the paper types and sizes that you can use with
the optional paper cassette unit, see "Optional paper cassette unit"
on page 43. For specifications, see "Optional paper cassette unit"
on page 413.
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Always pay attention to the following handling precautions
before installing the option:
The printer weighs about 37 kg (81.5 lb). One person should never
attempt to lift or carry it alone. Two people should carry the
printer, lifting it from the positions shown below.
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If you lift the printer incorrectly, you could drop it and cause
injury.
Installing the optional paper cassette unit
Follow the steps below to install the optional paper cassette unit.
1. Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord and interface
cable.
2. Take the optional paper cassette unit out of the cardboard box,
then remove the protective materials in the cassette.
3. Place the optional paper cassette unit where you intend to set
up the printer. Then, put the printer onto the optional paper
cassette unit. Align each of the printer’s corners with those of
the unit, then lower the printer until it rests securely on the
unit.
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5. Fasten the optional paper cassette unit to the printer with the
provided plates and screws.
6. Close cover E.
7. Secure the unit to the left side of the printer with the remaining
plate and screw.
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8. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord, then turn the
printer on.
To confirm that the option is installed correctly, print a Status
Sheet. See "Printing a Status Sheet" on page 370.
Note for Windows users:
If EPSON Status Monitor 3 is not installed, you have to make settings
manually in the printer driver. See "Making Optional Settings" on page
98.
Note for Macintosh users:
When you have attached or removed printer options, you need to delete
the printer using Print Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3), Print
Center (for Mac OS X 10.2 or below), or Chooser (for Mac OS 9),
and then re-register the printer.
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Removing the optional paper cassette unit
Turn off the printer and perform the installation procedure in
reverse.
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Duplex Unit
For specifications or details about the paper types and sizes that
you can use with the Duplex Unit, see "Duplex Unit" on page 414.
Installing the Duplex Unit
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Follow the steps below to install the optional Duplex Unit.
1. Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord and interface
cable.
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2. Open the MP tray.
3. Push the latch on cover A to the left and open the cover.
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4. Remove the two screws securing the cover MP.
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7. Fit the hooks on cover A into the notches on the Duplex Unit.
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8. Pull the upper part of the Duplex Unit upward and secure the
Duplex Unit to the printer with the two provided screws.
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To confirm that the option is installed correctly, print a Status
Sheet. See "Printing a Status Sheet" on page 370.
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If EPSON Status Monitor 3 is not installed, you have to make settings
manually in the printer driver. See "Making Optional Settings" on page
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Note for Macintosh users:
When you have attached or removed printer options, you need to delete
the printer using Print Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3), Print
Center (for Mac OS X 10.2 or below), or Chooser (for Mac OS 9),
and then re-register the printer.
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For Windows, see "Printing with the Duplex Unit" on page 94,
For Macintosh, see "Printing with the Duplex Unit" on page 171
for information about duplex printing.
Removing the Duplex Unit
Turn off the printer and perform the installation procedure in
reverse.
Hard Disk Drive
The optional Hard Disk Drive allows you to expand the printer’s
input buffer when the Ethernet interface is used, and gives you
additional memory for graphics, form data, and faster multi-page,
multi-output sorting.
Installing the Hard Disk Drive
Follow the steps below to install the Hard Disk Drive.
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Before you install the Hard Disk Drive, be sure to discharge any
static electricity by touching a grounded piece of metal.
Otherwise, you may damage static-sensitive components.
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Be careful when working inside the printer as some components
are sharp and may cause injury.
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1. Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord.
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2. Remove the four screws from the cover on the back side of the
printer.
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3. Hold the cover with both hands and pull it toward you to
remove it.
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Be careful when touching the circuit board inside the back
side cover since some parts may be very hot.
4. Identify the connection socket for the Hard Disk Drive.
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5. Secure the Hard Disk Drive with the four screws provided.
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You should not remove any modules from the circuit board.
Otherwise, the printer will not work.
6. Plug the connection cable into both the socket on the HDD
and that on the board as shown below.
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7. Reattach the cover to the back side of the printer and secure
it with the four screws.
To confirm that the option is installed correctly, print a Status
Sheet. See "Printing a Status Sheet" on page 370.
Note for Windows users:
If EPSON Status Monitor 3 is not installed, you have to make settings
manually in the printer driver. See "Making Optional Settings" on page
98.
Note for Macintosh users:
When you have attached or removed printer options, you need to delete
the printer using Print Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3), Print
Center (for Mac OS X 10.2 or below), or Chooser (for Mac OS 9),
and then re-register the printer.
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Caution:
Before you remove the Hard Disk Drive, be sure to discharge any
static electricity by touching a grounded piece of metal.
Otherwise, you may damage static-sensitive components.
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Warning:
Be careful when working inside the printer as some components
are sharp and may cause injury.
Turn off the printer and perform the installation procedure in
reverse.
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Memory Module
By installing a Dual In-line Memory Module (DIMM), you can
increase printer memory up to 512 MB. You may want to add
additional memory if you are having difficulty printing complex
graphics.
This printer has two memory slots, but one slot has a 64 MB DIMM
already installed in it at the time of manufacture. To increase
printer memory more than 320 MB, you have to remove the
original 64 MB DIMM first and then install two optional DIMMs.
Installing a memory module
Follow the steps below to install an optional memory module.
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Before you install a memory module, be sure to discharge any
static electricity by touching a grounded piece of metal.
Otherwise, you may damage static-sensitive components.
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Be careful when working inside the printer as some components
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1. Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord and interface
cable.
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2. Remove the four screws from the cover on the back side of the
printer.
3. Hold the cover with both hands and pull it toward you to
remove it.
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side cover since some parts may be very hot.
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4. Identify the RAM slot.
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comes out. Make sure that the left slot has a module at all
times.
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❏ Do not force the memory module into the slot.
❏ Be sure to insert the memory module facing the correct
way.
❏ You should not remove any modules from the circuit
board. Otherwise, the printer will not work.
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6. Reattach the cover to the back side of the printer and secure
it with the four screws.
7. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord and turn the
printer on.
To confirm that the option is installed correctly, print a Status
Sheet. See "Printing a Status Sheet" on page 370.
Note for Windows users:
If EPSON Status Monitor 3 is not installed, you have to make settings
manually in the printer driver. See "Making Optional Settings" on page
98.
Note for Macintosh users:
When you have attached or removed printer options, you need to delete
the printer using Print Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.3), Print
Center (for Mac OS X 10.2 or below), or Chooser (for Mac OS 9),
and then re-register the printer.
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Be careful when working inside the printer as some components
are sharp and may cause injury.
Turn off the printer and perform the installation procedure in
reverse.
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Your printer comes with a Type B interface slot. Various optional
interface cards are available to expand your printer’s interface
options.
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Follow the steps below to install an optional interface card.
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Before you install the interface card, be sure to discharge any
static electricity by touching a grounded piece of metal.
Otherwise, you may damage static-sensitive components.
1. Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord and interface
cable.
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2. Remove two screws securing the interface card slot cover and
remove the cover.
3. Slide and push the interface card into the slot firmly, then
fasten the screw as shown below.
4. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord and turn the
printer on.
To confirm that the option is installed correctly, print a Status
Sheet. See "Printing a Status Sheet" on page 370.
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Before you remove an interface card, be sure to discharge any
static electricity by touching a grounded piece of metal.
Otherwise, you may damage static-sensitive components.
Turn off the printer and perform the installation procedure in
reverse.
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P5C Emulation Kit
The P5C Emulation kit is available as an option for this printer.
This module allows your printer to print documents in the PCL5c
printing language.
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Follow the steps below to install the Adobe PostScript 3 ROM
module.
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Otherwise, you may damage static-sensitive components.
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Be careful when working inside the printer as some components
are sharp and may cause injury.
1. Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord and interface
cable.
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2. Remove the four screws from the cover on the back side of the
printer.
3. Hold the cover with both hands and pull it toward you to
remove it.
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Be careful when touching the circuit board inside the back
side cover since some parts may be very hot.
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4. Identify the ROM module slots.
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There are two ROM slots, and either slot can be used to attach the
ROM module.
5. Insert the ROM module horizontally into the slot until the clip
comes out.
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❏ Do not force the ROM module into the socket.
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❏ Be sure to insert the ROM module in the correct
direction.
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6. Reattach the cover to the back side of the printer and secure
it with the four screws.
7. Reconnect the power cord and turn the printer on.
To confirm that the option is installed correctly, print a Status
Sheet. See "Printing a Status Sheet" on page 370.
If P5C is not listed as an installed emulation on the status sheet,
try reinstalling the module. Make sure that it is securely seated
into the ROM slot on the circuit board.
Removing the P5C ROM module
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Caution:
Before you remove the ROM module, be sure to discharge any
static electricity by touching a grounded piece of metal.
Otherwise, you may damage static-sensitive components.
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Be careful when working inside the printer as some components
are sharp and may cause injury.
Turn off the printer and perform the installation procedure in
reverse.
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Chapter 9
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Replacement Messages
When you see the following messages on the LCD panel or the
window of EPSON Status Monitor 3, replace the appropriate
consumable products. You can continue to print for a short time
after a message appears, but Epson recommends early
replacement to maintain print quality and extend the life of your
printer.
LCD Panel Message
Description
Worn Photoconductor
The photoconductor unit has reached the
end of its service life.
Worn Fuser
The fuser unit has reached the end of its
service life.
Worn Transfer Unit
The transfer unit is near the end of its service
life.
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Note:
To clear the warning, select Clear All Warning from the control
panel’s Reset Menu.
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If a consumable product reaches the end of its service life, the
printer stops printing and displays the following messages on the
LCD panel or the window of EPSON Status Monitor 3. When this
happens, the printer cannot resume printing until you replace the
depleted consumable products.
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LCD Panel Message
Description
Replace Toner
uuuu*
The indicated toner cartridges are empty.
Replace
Photoconductor
Printing has stopped to avoid damage to the
engine.
Replace Waste T Box
The waste toner collector is full.
* The letters C, M, Y, or K appear in this position, indicating the color of the toner
to be replaced. For example, the message Y Toner Low means that the
amount of toner remaining in the yellow toner cartridge is low.
Note:
Messages appear for one consumable product at a time. After replacing
a consumable product, check the LCD panel for replacement messages
for other consumable products.
Even if Replace Toner uuuu or Replace Photoconductor is
displayed on the LCD panel, you can print an additional sheets
by pressing the N Start/Stop button on the control panel. The
message on the LCD panel changes from Replace Toner uuuu or
Replace Photocondctor to uuuu Toner Low or Worn
Photoconductor.
Note:
❏ Print quality cannot be guaranteed when printing with a worn
consumable product. If print quality is not what you expected,
replace the consumable product.
❏ The printer stops printing if printing with a worn consumable
product might damage the printer. If the printer stops printing,
replace the consumable product.
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Toner Cartridge
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Handling precautions
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Always observe the following handling precautions when
replacing the consumable products:
❏ Installing a genuine toner cartridge is recommended. Using a
non-genuine toner cartridge may affect print quality. Epson
shall not be liable for any damages or problems arising from
the use of consumable products not manufactured or
approved by Epson.
❏ When handling toner cartridge, always place them on a clean
smooth surface.
❏ If you have moved a toner cartridge from a cool to a warm
environment, wait for at least one hour before installing it to
prevent damage from condensation.
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Warning:
❏ Do not touch the toner. Keep the toner away from your eyes.
If toner gets on your skin or clothes, wash it off with soap and
water immediately.
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❏ Keep consumable products out of the reach of children.
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❏ Do not dispose of used consumable products in fire, as they
may explode and cause injury. Dispose of them according to
local regulations.
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❏ If toner is spilled, use a broom and dustpan or a damp cloth
with soap and water to clean it up. Because the fine particles
can cause a fire or explosion if they come into contact with a
spark, do not use a vacuum cleaner.
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Replacing a toner cartridge
Follow the steps below to replace a toner cartridge.
1. Prepare a new cartridge of the color (K, C, M or Y) displayed on
the LCD panel.
2. Open cover D.
3. Hold the toner cartridge knob and tilt it toward you.
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4. Remove the empty toner cartridge from the printer.
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5. Take the protective materials off of the new cartridge, and
gently shake the new toner cartridge a few times.
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6. Take the new toner cartridge out of its package, and remove
the plastic protective cover from the toner cartridge.
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7. Insert the new cartridge into the printer.
8. Close the toner cartridge cover.
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9. Close cover D.
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Photoconductor Unit
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Always observe the following handling precautions when
replacing the consumable products:
❏ The photoconductor unit weighs 1.3 kg (2.9 lb). Be sure to hold
it firmly by the handle when carrying it.
❏ When replacing the photoconductor unit, avoid exposing it
to room light any longer than three minutes.
❏ Be careful not to scratch the surface of the drum. Also, avoid
touching the drum, since oil from your skin may permanently
damage its surface and affect print quality.
❏ To get the best print quality, do not store the photoconductor
unit in an area subject to direct sunlight, dust, salty air, or
corrosive gases (such as ammonia). Avoid locations subject to
extreme or rapid changes in temperature or humidity.
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❏ When storing the photoconductor unit, make sure to attach
the protective cover to the photoconductor unit and put it in
the sealed blackout package and the box in which the
photoconductor unit was sold, and store it in a safe level place.
❏ Do not tilt the photoconductor unit.
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Warning:
❏ Do not dispose of the used consumable products in fire, as it
may explode and cause injury. Dispose of it according to local
regulations.
❏ Keep the consumable products out of the reach of children.
Replacing the photoconductor unit
Follow the steps below to replace the photoconductor unit, the
waste toner collector, and the filter.
1. Open cover D.
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2. Remove the filter from the printer.
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3. Take the new filter out of its package. Insert the new filter to
the printer.
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4. Remove the waste toner collector.
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5. Take the cap off and cover the hole for the waste toner
collector with it.
Note:
If you need to set the waste toner collector down, place it on a flat
surface with the capped side facing up to prevent the toner content
from spilling out.
6. Turn the blue knob on the front of the photoconductor as
shown below.
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7. Hold the handle of the photoconductor unit and pull it toward
you to remove the photoconductor unit form the printer.
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8. Take the new photoconductor unit out of its package and
remove the protective cover.
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Caution:
Do not touch the belt on the top of the unit or the green photo
conductor area. Otherwise, the print quality may decrease.
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9. Hold the photoconductor unit by its handle and insert the unit
into the printer.
10. Turn the blue knob back to the original position.
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11. Hold the cleaning knob [a] and move it slowly in and out a
few times.
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12. Insert the new waste toner collector into the printer.
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13. Close cover D.
Fuser Unit
Handling precautions
Always observe the following handling precautions when
replacing the consumable products.
Do not touch the surface of the consumable product. Doing so
may impair print quality.
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Warning:
❏ The fuser unit can be very hot if the printer has been in use.
Turn the printer off and wait for 30 minutes until the
temperature has subsided before replacing the fuser unit.
❏ Do not dispose of the used consumable products in fire, as it
may explode and cause injury. Dispose of it according to local
regulations.
❏ Keep the consumable products out of the reach of children.
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Replacing the fuser unit
Follow the steps below to replace the fuser unit.
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1. Turn off the printer, and wait for 30 minutes until the
temperature has subsided.
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2. Push the latch on cover A to the left and open the cover.
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3. Open cover B.
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4. Turn the handles on both side of the fuser unit to unlock them.
5. Lift the fuser unit out of the printer as shown below.
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6. Take the new fuser unit out of its package and remove the
protective cover.
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7. Hold the new fuser unit by the handles and lower it into the
printer making sure that the guide posts slide into the holes
on the bottom of the unit.
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8. Turn the handles on both sides of the fuser unit to lock them.
Note:
Make sure that the locks are completely in the locked position.
9. Close covers B and A.
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Waste Toner Collector
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Always observe the following handling precautions when
replacing the consumable products.
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Do not reuse toner found in the waste toner collector.
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Warning:
❏ Do not dispose of the used consumable products in fire, as it
may explode and cause injury. Dispose of it according to local
regulations.
❏ Keep the consumable products out of the reach of children.
Replacing the waste toner collector
Follow the steps below to replace the waste toner collector and
the filter.
1. Open cover D.
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2. Remove the waste toner collector.
3. Take the cap off and lid the waste toner collector with it.
Note:
When placing the waste toner collector that is removed, lay it on a
flat surface with the capped side facing up to prevent the toner
content from spilling out.
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4. Install the new waste toner collector into the printer.
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5. Remove the filter from the printer.
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6. Take the new filter out of its package. Insert the new filter to
the printer.
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7. Close cover D.
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Chapter 10
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Cleaning and Transporting the Printer
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Cleaning the Printer
The printer needs only minimal cleaning. If the printer’s outer
case is dirty or dusty, turn off the printer and clean it with a soft,
clean cloth moistened with a mild detergent.
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Caution:
Never use alcohol or paint thinner to clean the printer cover.
These chemicals can damage the components and the case. Be
careful not to get water onto the printer mechanism or any
electrical components.
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Cleaning the output tray
1. Open the extension on the output tray.
2. Gently wipe the exposed paper path area with a well-wrung
cloth.
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3. Close the extension on the output cover.
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Cleaning the pickup roller
1. Make sure that the printer is turned off, then open the MP tray.
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2. Gently wipe the rubber parts of the pickup roller inside the
MP tray with a wet, well-wrung cloth.
3. Close the MP tray.
Cleaning the photoconductor wire (knob [a])
1. Open cover D and remove the waste toner collector.
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Note:
When placing the waste toner collector that is removed, stand it on
a flat surface leaning against something stable.
2. Hold the cleaning knob [a] and move it slowly in and out a
few times.
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Move the knob completely in and out. Otherwise, the printer may
not be cleaned effectively.
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3. Close cover D.
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Cleaning the exposure window (knob [b])
1. Open cover D and remove the waste toner collector.
Note:
When placing the waste toner collector that is removed, stand it on
a flat surface leaning against something stable.
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2. Hold the knob [b] and move it slowly in and out a few times.
Note:
Move the cleaning knob completely in and out. Otherwise, the
printer may not be cleaned effectively.
3. Close cover D.
Transporting the Printer
For long distances
If you need to transport your printer for long distances, carefully
repack it using the original box and packing materials.
Follow the steps below to repack your printer.
1. Turn off the printer and remove the following items:
❏ Power cord
❏ Interface cable
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❏ Loaded paper
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❏ Toner Cartridge
❏ Photoconductor unit
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Caution:
Before handling the photoconductor unit, be sure to confirm
the handling precautions. See "Handling precautions" on
page 319 for instructions.
2. Attach the protective materials onto the printer, then repack
the printer in its original box.
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For short distances
Always pay attention to the following handling precautions when
you need to move the printer for short distances.
If you are moving the printer on its own, two people should lift
and carry the printer.
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Follow the steps below to move the printer for short distances.
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1. Turn off the printer and remove the following items:
❏ Power cord
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❏ Interface cable
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❏ Loaded Paper
❏ Toner Cartridge
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❏ Photoconductor unit
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❏ Installed options
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Caution:
Before handling the photoconductor unit, be sure to confirm
the handling precautions. See "Handling precautions" on
page 319 for instructions.
2. Be sure to lift the printer by the correct positions as shown
below.
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* Do not lift the printer by these areas.
3. When moving the printer, always keep it horizontal.
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Finding a place for the printer
When relocating the printer, always choose a location that has
adequate space for easy operation and maintenance. Use the
following illustration as a guide for the amount of space required
around the printer to ensure smooth operation. Dimensions
shown in the illustrations below are in centimeters.
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130 mm
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330 mm
100 mm
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To install and use any of the following options, you will need the
indicated amount of additional space.
The optional paper cassette unit adds 115 mm (4.5 in.) to the
bottom of the printer.
In addition to space considerations, always heed the following
precautions when finding a place to locate the printer:
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❏ Place the printer where you can easily unplug the power cord.
❏ Keep the entire computer and printer system away from
potential sources of interference, such as loudspeakers or the
base units of cordless telephones.
❏ Avoid using an electrical outlet that is controlled by wall
switches or automatic timers. Accidental disruption of power
can erase valuable information in your computer’s and
printer’s memory.
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❏ Leave adequate room around the printer to allow for sufficient
ventilation.
❏ Avoid locations that are subject to direct sunlight, excessive
heat, moisture, or dust.
❏ Avoid using outlets that other appliances are plugged into.
❏ Use a grounded outlet that matches the printer’s power plug.
Do not use an adapter plug.
❏ Only use an outlet that meets the power requirements for this
printer.
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Chapter 11
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Troubleshooting
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Clearing Jammed Paper
If paper becomes jammed in the printer, the printer’s LCD panel
and EPSON Status Monitor 3 provide alert messages.
Precautions for clearing jammed paper
Be sure to observe the following points when you clear jammed
paper.
❏ Do not remove jammed paper by force. Torn paper can be
difficult to remove and might cause other paper jams. Pull it
gently in order to avoid tearing.
❏ Always try to remove jammed paper with both hands to avoid
tearing it.
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❏ If jammed paper is torn and remains in the printer, or if paper
is jammed in a place not mentioned in this chapter, contact
your dealer.
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❏ Make sure that the paper type that is loaded is the same as the
Paper Type setting in the printer driver.
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Warning:
❏ Be careful not to touch the fuser, which is marked CAUTION
HIGH TEMPERATURE, or the surrounding areas. If the
printer has been in use, the fuser and the surrounding areas
may be very hot.
❏ Do not insert your hand deep into the fuser unit as some
components are sharp and may cause injury.
Jam A (cover A)
Follow the steps below to clear paper jams at cover A.
1. Remove all paper that is loaded on the MP tray.
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2. Close the MP tray.
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Note:
Close the expansion trays, if needed, before closing the MP tray.
3. Push the latch on cover A to the left and open the cover until
it stops.
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4. If the optional Duplex Unit is not installed, gently pull out any
sheets of paper. Be careful not to tear the jammed paper.
If the optional Duplex Unit is installed, lift up the Duplex Unit.
Hold it and gently pull out any sheets of paper. Be careful not
to tear the jammed paper.
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Warning:
Be careful not to touch the fuser, which is marked CAUTION
HIGH TEMPERATURE, or the surrounding areas. If the
printer has been in use, the fuser and the surrounding areas
may be very hot. If you must touch one of these areas, open
cover A and B, then wait 30 minutes to allow the heat to
subside before doing so.
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5. Close cover A. Then open the MP tray and reload the paper.
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Jam A, B (cover A and B)
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Follow the steps below to clear paper jams at cover A and B.
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1. Remove all paper that is loaded on the MP tray.
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2. Close the MP tray.
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Close the expansion trays, if needed, before closing the MP tray.
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3. Push the latch on cover A to the left and open the cover until
it stops.
4. If the optional Duplex Unit is not installed, gently pull out any
sheets of paper. Be careful not to tear the jammed paper.
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If the optional Duplex Unit is installed, lift up the Duplex Unit.
Hold it and gently pull out any sheets of paper. Be careful not
to tear the jammed paper.
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Warning:
Be careful not to touch the fuser, which is marked CAUTION
HIGH TEMPERATURE, or the surrounding areas. If the
printer has been in use, the fuser and the surrounding areas
may be very hot. If you must touch one of these areas, open
cover A and B, then wait 30 minutes to allow the heat to
subside before doing so.
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5. Open cover B.
6. Hold the guide up by holding the green tab, and gently pull
out any sheets of paper. Be careful not to tear the jammed
paper.
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Warning:
Be careful not to touch the fuser, which is marked CAUTION
HIGH TEMPERATURE, or the surrounding areas. If the
printer has been in use, the fuser and the surrounding areas
may be very hot. If you must touch one of these areas, open
cover A and B, then wait 30 minutes to allow the heat to
subside before doing so.
If you can remove the paper, close covers B and A. If you
cannot remove the paper, go to the next step.
7. Turn the handles on both sides of the fuser unit to unlock
them.
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Warning:
Be careful not to touch the fuser, which is marked CAUTION
HIGH TEMPERATURE, or the surrounding areas. If the
printer has been in use, the fuser and the surrounding areas
may be very hot. If you must touch one of these areas, open
cover A and B, then wait 30 minutes to allow the heat to
subside before doing so.
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8. Lift the fuser unit out of the printer.
9. Remove the paper. If the paper is still jammed in the fuser,
turn the green knob on the back of the fuser to remove it.
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10. Lower the fuser unit into the printer making sure that the
guide posts slide into the holes on the bottom of the unit.
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12. Close covers B and A.
13. Open the MP tray and reload the paper.
Jam MP, A (MP tray and cover A)
Follow the steps below to clear paper jams at the MP tray and
cover A.
1. Remove all paper that is loaded on the MP tray.
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2. Gently pull out any sheets of paper that have fed part way
into the printer.
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3. Close the MP tray.
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Close the expansion trays, if needed, before closing the MP tray.
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4. Push the latch on cover A to the left and open the cover until
it stops.
5. If the optional Duplex Unit is not installed, gently pull out any
sheets of paper. Be careful not to tear the jammed paper.
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If the optional Duplex Unit is installed, lift up the Duplex Unit.
Hold it and gently pull out any sheets of paper. Be careful not
to tear the jammed paper.
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Warning:
Be careful not to touch the fuser, which is marked CAUTION
HIGH TEMPERATURE, or the surrounding areas. If the
printer has been in use, the fuser and the surrounding areas
may be very hot. If you must touch one of these areas, open
cover A and B, then wait 30 minutes to allow the heat to
subside before doing so.
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6. Close cover A. Then open the MP tray and reload the paper.
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Jam A, C1 (cover A and standard lower paper
cassette)
Follow the steps below to clear paper jams at cover A and the
standard lower paper cassette.
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1. Remove all paper that is loaded on the MP tray.
2. Close the MP tray.
Note:
Close the expansion trays, if needed, before closing the MP tray.
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3. Push the latch on cover A to the left and open the cover until
it stops.
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4. If the optional Duplex Unit is not installed, gently pull out any
sheets of paper. Be careful not to tear the jammed paper.
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If the optional Duplex Unit is installed, lift up the Duplex Unit.
Hold it and gently pull out any sheets of paper. Be careful not
to tear the jammed paper.
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Warning:
Be careful not to touch the fuser, which is marked CAUTION
HIGH TEMPERATURE, or the surrounding areas. If the
printer has been in use, the fuser and the surrounding areas
may be very hot. If you must touch one of these areas, open
cover A and B, then wait 30 minutes to allow the heat to
subside before doing so.
5. Close cover A.
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6. Pull out the standard paper cassette. Then pull the cassette
upward to remove it from the printer.
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7. Gently pull out any sheets of paper that have fed part way
into the printer.
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8. Reinsert the paper cassette.
9. Open the MP tray and reload the paper.
Jam A, E, C2 (cover A, E, and optional paper
cassette)
Follow the steps below to clear paper jams at cover A, C, and the
optional paper cassette.
1. Remove all paper that is loaded on the MP tray.
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2. Close the MP tray
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Note:
Close the expansion trays, if needed, before closing the MP tray.
3. Push the latch on cover A to the left and open the cover until
it stops.
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4. If the optional Duplex Unit is not installed, gently pull out any
sheets of paper. Be careful not to tear the jammed paper.
If the optional Duplex Unit is installed, lift up the Duplex Unit.
Hold it and gently pull out any sheets of paper. Be careful not
to tear the jammed paper.
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Warning:
Be careful not to touch the fuser, which is marked CAUTION
HIGH TEMPERATURE, or the surrounding areas. If the
printer has been in use, the fuser and the surrounding areas
may be very hot. If you must touch one of these areas, open
cover A and B, then wait 30 minutes to allow the heat to
subside before doing so.
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5. Close cover A.
6. Open cover E.
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7. Gently pull out any sheets of paper that have fed part way
into the printer.
8. Close cover E.
9. Pull out the optional paper cassette. Then pull the cassette
upward to remove it from the optional paper cassette unit.
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10. Gently pull out any sheets of paper that have fed part way
into the printer.
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11. Reinsert the paper cassette into the optional paper cassette
unit.
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12. Open the MP tray and reload the paper.
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Printing a Status Sheet
To confirm the current status of the printer, and that the options
are installed correctly, print a status sheet using the printer’s
control panel or the printer driver.
To print a status sheet from the printer’s control panel, see
"Printing a Status Sheet" on page 281.
To print a status sheet from the printer driver, for Windows, see
"Printing a status sheet" on page 98, or for Macintosh, see
"Printing a status sheet" on page 174.
Operational Problems
The Ready light does not turn on
Cause
What to do
The power cord may not be
properly plugged into the
electrical outlet.
Turn off the printer, check the power cord
connections between the printer and the
electrical outlet, then turn the printer back
on.
The electrical outlet may be
controlled by an outside switch or
an automatic timer.
Make sure that the switch is turned on or
plug another electrical device into the
outlet to check whether the outlet is
operating properly.
The printer does not print (Ready light off)
Cause
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What to do
Troubleshooting
The printer is offline.
Press the N Start/Stop button once to switch
the printer to ready status.
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Cause
What to do
Your computer may not be properly
connected to the printer.
Perform the procedure illustrated in the
Setup Guide.
The interface cable may not be
plugged in securely.
Check both ends of the interface cable
between the printer and the computer. If
you are using the parallel interface, be
sure to secure the connector using the
wire retaining clips.
You may not be using the correct
interface cable.
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If you are using the parallel interface,
make sure that the cable is a
double-shielded, twisted-pair interface
cable no more than six feet in length.
If you are using the USB interface, use a
Revision 2.0 cable.
Some error may have occurred.
Check the LCD panel to see if an error
message appears.
The printer port is not set correctly in
the printer driver.
Make sure that the printer port is set
correctly in the printer driver.
Your application software is not
properly set up for your printer.
Make sure that the printer is selected in
your application software.
Your computer system’s memory is
too small to handle the volume of
data in your document.
Try reducing the image resolution of your
document in the application software, or
install more memory in your computer if
you can.
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Cause
What to do
Troubleshooting
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For Windows users, EPSON Status
Monitor 3 is not installed.
For Macintosh users, you do not
re-register the printer.
For Windows users:
You have to install EPSON Status Monitor
3, or make settings manually in the printer
driver. See "Installing EPSON Status
Monitor 3" on page 109 or "Making
Optional Settings" on page 98.
For Macintosh users:
When you have attached or removed
printer options, you need to delete the
printer using Print Setup Utility (for Mac
OS X 10.3), Print Center (for Mac OS X 10.2
or below), or Chooser (for Mac OS 9), and
then re-register the printer.
The Properties dialog box does not appear or it
takes too much time to open it. (For Windows
users only)
Cause
What to do
Bidirectional communication is
disabled.
Make sure that the printer is on and
connected with the appropriate cable.
Select the Enable bidirectional support
check box on the Port menu of the
Properties dialog box (for Windows XP,
2000, NT 4.0, or Server 2003) or in the printer
driver (for Windows Me or 98). Then select
the Do not display consumables
information check box in the
Consumables Info Settings dialog box.
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Troubleshooting
Printout Problems
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The font cannot be printed
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Cause
What to do
You may use the printer fonts
substituted for specified TrueType
fonts.
In the printer driver, choose the Print
TrueType fonts as bitmap button in the
Extended Settings dialog box.
The selected font is not supported
by your printer.
Make sure that you have installed the
correct font. See "Available fonts" on
page 438 for more information.
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Printout is garbled
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Cause
What to do
The interface cable may not be
plugged in securely.
Make sure that both ends of the interface
cable are plugged in securely.
You may not be using the correct
interface cable.
If you are using the parallel interface,
make sure that the cable is a
double-shielded, twisted-pair interface
cable no more than six feet in length.
If you are using the USB interface, use a
Revision 2.0 cable.
The emulation setting for the port
may not be correct.
Specify the emulation mode by using the
printer’s control panel menus. See
"Emulation Menu" on page 230.
Note:
If a status sheet does not print correctly, your printer may be damaged.
Contact your dealer or a qualified service representative.
Troubleshooting
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The printout position is not correct
Cause
What to do
The page length and margins may
be set incorrectly in your
application.
Make sure that you are using the correct
page length and margin settings in your
application.
The Paper Size setting may be
incorrect.
Make sure the correct paper size is set in
the Tray Menu on the control panel.
MP Tray Size setting may be
incorrect.
When loading paper for which the size is
not specified with Auto setting, specify
the correct paper size on the MP Tray Size
setting in the Tray Menu on the control
panel.
Graphics do not print correctly
Cause
What to do
The printer emulation setting in your
application may be incorrect.
Make sure that your application is set for
the printer emulation you are using. For
example, if you are using the LJ4
emulation mode, make sure that your
application is set to use a LaserJet 4
printer.
You may need more memory.
Graphics require large amounts of
memory. Install an appropriate memory
module. See "Memory Module" on page
303.
Toner is no fixed to the paper
Cause
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What to do
Troubleshooting
The lever on the fuser unit is set to
the envelope position.
Pull up the lever to set it to the original
position.
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Color Printing Problems
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Cannot print in color
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Cause
What to do
Color toner cartridges are not
installed.
Install color toner cartridges. See
"Switching the Printing Mode" on page
283 for instructions.
Color Toner Cartridges check box is
not selected in the printer driver.
Select the Color Toner Cartridges check
box.
Black is selected as the Color setting
in the printer driver.
Change this setting to Color.
The color setting in the application
you are using is not appropriate for
color printing.
Make sure that the settings in your
application are appropriate for color
printing.
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The printout color differs when printed from
different printers
Cause
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Printer driver default settings and
color tables vary by printer model.
Set the Gamma setting to 1.5 in the More
Settings dialog box in the printer driver,
then print again. If you still do not get the
printouts you expect, adjust the color
using the slide bar for each color. For
details about the More Settings dialog
box, see "Customizing print settings" on
page 73 for Windows, or see "Customizing
print settings" on page 159 for Macintosh.
The color looks different from what you see on
the computer screen
Cause
What to do
Printed colors do not exactly match
the colors on your monitor, since
printers and monitors use different
color systems: monitors use RGB
(red, green, and blue), while
printers typically use CMYK (cyan,
magenta, yellow, and black).
Although it is difficult to match colors
perfectly, selecting the printer driver’s
ICM setting (for Windows XP, Me, 98, 2000,
or Server 2003) or ColorSync setting (for
Macintosh) can improve color matching
between different devices. For details,
see "Using the predefined settings" on
page 70 for Windows, and "Using the
predefined settings" on page 156 for
Macintosh.
For Macintosh, the System Profile
setting is not in use.
To apply ColorSync properly, your input
device and the application must support
ColorSync, and a System Profile must be
used for your monitor.
PhotoEnhance may be selected in
the printer driver.
The PhotoEnhance feature corrects the
contrast and brightness of the original
image data, and so may not be suitable
for printing vivid images.
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Print Quality Problems
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The background is dark or dirty
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Cause
What to do
You may not be using the correct
type of paper for your printer.
If the surface of your paper is too rough,
printed characters may appear distorted
or broken. EPSON special paper, or
smooth, high-quality copier paper is
recommended for best results. See
"Available paper types" on page 403 for
information on choosing paper.
The paper path inside the printer
may be dusty.
Turn off the printer. Clean internal printer
components by printing three pages with
only one character per page.
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White dots appear in the printout
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Cause
What to do
The paper path inside the printer
may be dusty.
Turn off the printer. Clean internal printer
components by printing three pages with
only one character per page.
Inside of knob [a] and knob [b] is
dirty.
Clean knob [a] and knob [b]. See
"Cleaning the Printer" on page 335 for
instructions.
There may be a problem with the
photoconductor unit.
Replace the photoconductor unit. See
"Photoconductor Unit" on page 319.
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Print quality or tone is uneven
Cause
What to do
Your paper may be moist or damp.
Do not store paper in a humid or damp
environment.
There may be no toner left in the
toner cartridge.
If the message on the LCD panel or in
EPSON Status Monitor 3 indicates that the
amount of toner is low, replace the toner
cartridge. See "Toner Cartridge" on page
315.
There may be a problem with the
photoconductor unit.
Replace the photoconductor unit. See
"Photoconductor Unit" on page 319.
The Highland setting may not be set
correctly for printing in a location at
a high altitude.
Select 1 as the Highland setting when
printing in a location at a high altitude.
See "Printer Adjust Menu" on page 260 for
instructions
Half-tone images print unevenly
Cause
What to do
Your paper may be moist or damp.
Do not store paper in a humid or damp
environment. Be sure to use paper that is
newly unwrapped.
There may be no toner left in the
toner cartridge.
If the message on the LCD panel or in
EPSON Status Monitor 3 indicates that the
amount of toner is low, replace the toner
cartridge. See "Toner Cartridge" on page
315.
The gradation setting is too small
when printing graphics.
On the Basic Setting menu in the printer
driver, click More Settings, select the
Enh.MG button, then select Smooth.
There may be a problem with the
photoconductor unit.
Replace the photoconductor unit. See
"Photoconductor Unit" on page 319.
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Troubleshooting
Toner smudges
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Cause
What to do
Your paper may be moist or damp.
Do not store your paper in a humid or
damp environment.
You may not be using the correct
type of paper for your printer.
EPSON special paper or smooth,
high-quality copier paper is
recommended for best results. See
"Available paper types" on page 403 for
information on choosing paper.
The paper path inside the printer
may be dusty.
Turn off the printer. Clean internal printer
components by printing three pages with
only one character per page.
There may be a problem with the
photoconductor unit.
Replace the photoconductor unit. See
"Photoconductor Unit" on page 319.
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Areas are missing in the printed image
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Cause
What to do
Your paper may be moist or damp.
This printer is sensitive to moisture
absorbed by the paper. The higher the
moisture content in the paper, the lighter
the printout. Do not store paper in a humid
or damp environment.
You may not be using the correct
type of paper for your printer.
If the surface of your paper is too rough,
printed characters may appear distorted
or broken. EPSON special paper or
smooth, high-quality copier paper is
recommended for best results. See
"Available paper types" on page 403 for
information on choosing paper.
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Completely blank pages are output
Cause
What to do
The printer may have loaded more
than one sheet at a time.
Remove the paper stack and fan it. Tap it
on a flat surface to even the edges, then
reload the paper.
There may be no toner left in the
toner cartridge.
If the message on the LCD panel or in
EPSON Status Monitor 3 indicates that the
amount of toner is low, replace the toner
cartridge. See "Toner Cartridge" on page
315.
The problem may be with your
application or interface cable.
Print out a status sheet. See "Printing a
Status Sheet" on page 281. If a blank page
is ejected, the problem may be with the
printer. Turn off the printer and contact
your dealer.
The Paper Size setting may be
incorrect.
Make sure the correct paper size is set in
the Tray Menu on the control panel.
There may be a problem with the
photoconductor unit.
Replace the photoconductor unit. See
"Photoconductor Unit" on page 319.
MP Tray Size setting may be
incorrect.
When loading paper for which the size is
not specified with Auto setting, specify
the correct paper size on the MP Tray Size
setting in the Tray Menu on the control
panel.
The printed image is light or faint
Cause
What to do
Your paper may be moist or damp.
Do not store your paper in a humid or
damp environment.
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Troubleshooting
The Toner Save mode may be on.
Turn off the Toner Save mode using the
printer driver or the printer’s control panel
menus. To modify the Toner Save mode
using the printer driver, select the
Advanced button in the Basic Setting
menu, and click the More Settings.
Deselect the Toner Save check box in the
More Settings dialog box that appears.
There may be no toner left in the
toner cartridge.
If the message on the LCD panel or in
EPSON Status Monitor 3 indicates that the
amount of toner is low, replace the toner
cartridge. See "Toner Cartridge" on page
315.
There may be a problem with the
photoconductor unit.
Replace the photoconductor unit. See
"Photoconductor Unit" on page 319.
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The non-printed side of the page is dirty
Cause
What to do
Toner may have spilled onto the
paper feed path.
Clean internal printer components by
printing three pages with only one
character per page.
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Memory Problems
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Cause
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What to do
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The printer cannot print in the
required quality level because of
insufficient memory, and the printer
lowers the quality automatically so
that the printer can continue
printing.
Check to see if the printout is acceptable.
If not, add more memory for a permanent
solution or lower print quality temporarily
in the printer driver.
Insufficient memory for current task
Cause
What to do
The printer has insufficient memory
for current task.
Add more memory for a permanent
solution or lower print quality temporarily
in the printer driver.
Insufficient memory to print all copies
Cause
What to do
The printer does not have sufficient
memory to collate print jobs.
Only one set of copies will be printed.
Reduce the contents of print jobs, or add
more memory. For information on
installing more memory, see "Memory
Module" on page 303.
Paper Handling Problems
Paper does not feed properly
Cause
382
What to do
Troubleshooting
The paper guides are not set
correctly.
Make sure that the paper guides in all the
paper cassettes are set in the correct
paper size positions.
The paper source setting may not
be correct.
Make sure that you have selected the
correct paper source in your application.
There may be no paper in the
cassettes.
Load paper into the selected paper
source.
The size of loaded paper differs from
the control panel setting.
Make sure that the correct paper size is
set in the control panel’s Paper Source and
MP Tray Size settings.
Too many sheets may be loaded in
the MP tray or paper cassettes.
Make sure that you have not tried to load
too many sheets of paper. For the
maximum paper capacity for each
paper source, see "MP tray" on page 42,
"Standard lower paper cassette" on page
42, or "Optional paper cassette unit" on
page 43.
If paper does not feed from the
optional paper cassette unit, the
unit may not be installed properly.
For instructions on installing the unit, see
"Optional Paper Cassette Unit" on page
289.
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Problems Using Options
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To confirm your options are installed correctly, print a status
sheet. See "Printing a Status Sheet" on page 281 for details.
The message Invalid AUX /IF Card appears on
the LCD panel
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Cause
What to do
The printer cannot read the
installed optional interface card.
Turn off the computer, then remove the
card. Make sure the interface card is of a
supported model.
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Paper does not feed from the optional paper
cassette
Cause
What to do
The optional paper cassette may
not be installed properly.
See "Optional Paper Cassette Unit" on
page 289 for instructions on installing an
optional paper cassette unit.
The paper source setting may not
be correct.
Make sure you have selected the proper
paper source in your application.
There may be no paper in the paper
cassette.
Load paper into the selected paper
source.
Too many sheets may be loaded in
the paper cassette.
Make sure that you have not tried to load
in with too many sheets of paper. For the
maximum paper capacity for the paper
casette, see "Optional paper cassette
unit" on page 43.
The paper size is not set correctly.
Make sure that the correct paper size is
selected in the Tray Menu on the control
panel.
Feed jam when using the optional paper
cassette
Cause
What to do
The paper is jammed at the
optional paper cassette.
See "Clearing Jammed Paper" on page
345 to clear jammed paper.
An installed option cannot be used
Cause
384
What to do
Troubleshooting
The installed option is not defined in
the printer driver.
For Windows users:
You have to make settings manually in the
printer driver. See "Making Optional
Settings" on page 98.
For Macintosh users:
When you have attached or removed
printer options, you need to delete the
printer using Print Setup Utility (for Mac
OS X 10.3), Print Center (for Mac OS X 10.2
or below), or Chooser (for Mac OS 9), and
then re-register the printer.
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Correcting USB Problems
If you are having difficulty using printer with a USB connection,
see if your problem is listed below, and take any recommended
actions.
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USB connections
USB cables or connections can sometimes be the source of USB
problems. Try one or both of these solution.
❏ For best results, you should connect the printer directly to the
computer’s USB port. If you must use multiple USB hubs, we
recommend that you connect the printer to the first-tier hub.
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Windows operating system
Your computer must be a model pre-installed with Windows XP,
Me, 98, 2000, or Server 2003, a model that was pre-installed with
Windows 98 and upgraded to Windows Me, or a model that was
pre-installed with Windows Me, 98, 2000, or Server 2003, and
upgraded to Windows XP. You may not be able to install or run
the USB printer driver on a computer that does not meet these
specifications or that is not equipped with a built-in USB port.
For details about your computer, contact your dealer.
Printer software installation
Incorrect or incomplete software installation can lead to USB
problems. Take note of the following and perform the
recommended checks to ensure proper installation.
Checking printer software installation for Windows 2000, XP,
or Server 2003
When using Windows XP, 2000, or Server 2003, you must follow
the steps in the Setup Guide packed with the printer to install the
printer software. Otherwise, Microsoft’s Universal driver may be
installed instead. To check if the Universal driver has been
installed, follow the steps below.
1. Open the Printers folder, then right-click the icon of your
printer.
2. Click Printing Preferences on the shortcut menu that
appears, then right-click anywhere in the driver.
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If About is displayed in the shortcut menu that appears, click
it. If a message box with the words “Unidrv Printer Driver”
appears, you must reinstall the printer software as described
in the Setup Guide. If About is not displayed, the printer
software has been installed correctly.
Note:
For Windows 2000, if the Digital Signature Not Found dialog box
appears during the installation process, click Yes. If you click No, you
will have to install the printer software again.
For Windows XP or Server 2003, if the Software Installation dialog box
appears during the installation process, click Continue Anyway. If
you click STOP Installation, you will have to install the printer software
again.
Checking printer software in Windows Me and 98
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If you canceled the plug-and-play driver installation in Windows
Me or 98 before the procedure was complete, the USB printer
device driver or the printer software may be incorrectly installed.
Follow the directions below to ensure that the driver and printer
software are installed correctly.
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Note:
The screen shots shown in this section are taken from Windows 98.
Windows Me screens may differ slightly.
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Troubleshooting
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1. Access the printer driver, see "Accessing the printer driver"
on page 66, then click the Details tab.
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If EPUSBX: (your printer name) is displayed in the “Print to
the following port” drop-down list, then the USB printer
device driver and printer software are installed correctly. If
the correct port is not displayed, proceed to the next step.
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2. Right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop, then
click Properties.
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3. Click the Device Manager tab.
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If your drivers are correctly installed, EPSON USB Printer
Devices should appear on the Device Manager menu.
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Troubleshooting
If EPSON USB Printer Devices does not appear on the Device
Manager menu, click the plus(+) sign beside Other devices to
view the installed devices.
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If USB Printer or your printer name appears under Other
devices, the printer software is not installed correctly. Proceed
to step 5.
If neither USB Printer nor your printer name appears under
Other devices, click Refresh or unplug the USB cable from the
printer, then plug it into the printer again. Once you’ve
confirmed that these items appear, proceed to step 5.
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4. Under Other devices, select USB Printer or your printer name,
click Remove, then click OK.
When the following dialog box appears, click OK, then click
OK to close the System Properties dialog box.
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5. Uninstall the printer software as explained in "Uninstalling
the Printer Software" on page 129. Turn the printer off, restart
your computer, then reinstall the printer software as
described in the Setup Guide.
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Status and Error Messages
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You can see the printer’s status and error messages on the LCD
panel. For more information, see "Status and Error Messages" on
page 262.
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Canceling Printing
You can cancel printing from your computer by using the printer
driver or from the printer’s control panel.
To cancel a print job before it is sent from your computer, for
Windows, see "Canceling Printing" on page 128 or for Macintosh,
see "Canceling Printing" on page 194.
The + Cancel Job button on your printer is the quickest and
easiest way to cancel printing.
For instructions, see "Canceling Printing" on page 282.
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The problems listed in this section are those that you may
encounter when printing with the PostScript driver. All
procedural instructions refer to the PostScript printer driver.
Troubleshooting
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The printer does not print correctly in the
PostScript mode
Cause
What to do
The printer’s emulation mode
setting is incorrect.
The printer is set to the Auto mode by
default, so that it can automatically
determine the encoding used in the
received print job data and select the
appropriate emulation mode. However,
there are situations where the printer
cannot select the correct emulation
mode. In this case, it must be set manually
to PS3.
Set the emulation mode through the
SelecType Emulation menu on the printer.
See "Emulation Menu" on page 230.
The printer’s emulation mode
setting for the interface that you are
using is incorrect.
The emulation mode can be set
individually for each interface which
receives print job data. Set the emulation
mode for the interface you are using to
PS3.
Set the emulation mode through the
SelecType Emulation menu on the printer.
See "Emulation Menu" on page 230.
The printer does not print
Cause
What to do
The Color check box is selected in
the printer driver when the printer
is in the B/W or 4 × B/W mode, and
a Color Data Received error
occurs.
Select the Black check box in the printer
driver.
The Print to file check box is
selected in the Print dialog box
(except on Mac OS X).
Clear the Print to file check box in the Print
dialog box.
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The Save as File check box is
selected on the Output Option
sheet in the Print dialog box (Mac
OS X only).
Clear the Save as File check box on the
Output Option sheet in the Print dialog box.
An incorrect printer driver is
selected.
Make sure that the PostScript printer driver
that you are using to print is selected.
For Mac OS 9 users only
Clear the Unlimited Downloadable Fonts
check box.
The Unlimited Downloadable
Fonts check box on the PostScript
Options setup option page in the
Page Setup dialog box is
selected.
The Emulation menu in the
printer’s Control Panel is set to a
mode other than Auto or PS3 for
the interface that you are using.
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Change the mode setting to either Auto or
PS3.
Printouts are black and white even though the
Resolution setting is set to Color in the printer
driver. (For Mac OS X users only) (only when
printing with an AL-2600 model that is set to the
Color mode)
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Cause
What to do
The Color Conversion setting is set to
Standard.
Select In Printer from the Color Conversion
drop-down list in the Color Sync menu.
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The printer driver or printer that you need to use
does not appear in the Printer Setup Utility (for
Mac OS X 10.3), Print Center (for Mac OS X 10.2),
or Chooser (for Mac OS 9)
Cause
What to do
QuickDraw GX is in use (Mac OS
9).
This printer’s driver does not support
QuickDraw GX. Disable QuickDraw GX.
The printer name has been
changed.
Ask the network administrator for details,
then select the appropriate printer name.
The AppleTalk zone setting is
incorrect.
Open the Printer Setup Utility (for Mac OS X
10.3), Print Center (for Mac OS X 10.2), or
Chooser (for Mac OS 9), then select the
AppleTalk zone that the printer is
connected to.
The font on the printout is different from that on
the screen
Cause
What to do
The PostScript screen fonts are not
installed.
The PostScript screen fonts must be installed
on the computer that you are using.
Otherwise, the font that you select is
substituted by some other font for display on
the screen.
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For Windows users only
The Send TrueType fonts to printer
according to the font Substitution
Table setting on the Fonts sheet of
the printer’s Properties dialog box
is turned on, but the TrueType
fonts are not replaced by the
printer fonts.
(For Windows Me or 98)
The appropriate substitution fonts
are not correctly specified on the
Device Settings sheet of the
printer’s Properties dialog box.
(For Windows XP or 2000)
If the Send TrueType fonts to printer
according to the font Substitution Table
setting on the Fonts sheet of the printer’s
Properties dialog box is turned on, TrueType
fonts are replaced by the printer fonts
before they are printed. Specify the
appropriate substitution fonts using the Font
Substitution Table.
Specify the appropriate substitution fonts
using the Font Substitution Table.
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Cause
What to do
The Emulation menu in the
printer’s Control Panel is not set to
PS3 for the interface that you are
using.
Change the Emulation menu setting to PS3
for the interface that you are using, then try
reinstalling the printer fonts again.
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The edges of texts and/or images are not smooth
Cause
What to do
The Print Quality is set to Fast.
Change the Print Quality setting to Quality.
The printer does not have
sufficient memory.
Increase the printer memory.
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The printer does not print normally via the parallel
interface (Windows 98 only)
Cause
What to do
The computer is connected to the
printer via the parallel interface and
the parallel port setting is set to the
ECP mode.
Make sure that the mode setting is
correct.
The printer does not print normally via the USB
interface
Cause
What to do
For Windows users only
The printer cannot print binary data when it
is connected to the computer via the USB
interface. Make sure that the Data Format
setting, which is accessed by clicking
Advanced on the PostScript sheet of the
printer’s Properties, is set to ASCII or TBCP.
The Data Format setting in the
printer’s Properties is not set to
ASCII or TBCP.
If your computer is running Windows XP,
click the Device Settings tab in the printer’s
Properties, then click the Output Protocol
setting and select ASCII or TBCP.
For Macintosh users only
The Data Format setting in the
printer’s Properties is not set to
ASCII.
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The printer cannot print binary data when it
is connected to the computer via the USB
interface. Make sure that the Data Format
setting, which is accessed by clicking Print
from the File menu, is set to ASCII.
The printer does not print normally via the
network interface
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Cause
What to do
The Data Format setting is different
from the data format setting
specified in the application (except
on Mac OS X)
If the file is created in an application that
allows you to change the data format or
encoding, such as Photoshop, make sure
that the setting in the application
matches that in the printer driver.
The network connection is
something other than AppleTalk,
and the Data Format setting is not
set to ASCII data.
If the network connection is something
other than AppleTalk, make sure that the
Data Format setting is set to ASCII data or
Tagged binary communications protocol
(Windows) or set to ASCII (Macintosh).
For Windows 2000 or NT 4.0 users
only
When AppleTalk is active and Job
Management ON is selected, the printer
does not print normally. Make sure to
clear the Job Management On check
box on the Job Settings sheet of the
printer’s Properties.
Job Management On is selected in
the printer’s Properties.
For Windows users only
The computer is connected to the
network using AppleTalk in a
Windows 2000/NT 4.0 environment,
and the Send CTRL+D Before Each
Job or Send CTRL+D After Each Job
setting on the Device Settings sheet
of the printer’s Properties dialog box
is set to Yes.
For Windows users only
The print data is too large.
For Windows users only
Printing cannot be performed using
the network interface.
Make sure that both the Send CTRL+D
Before Each Job and Send CTRL+D After
Each Job settings are set to No.
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Click Advanced on the PostScript sheet of
the printer’s Properties, then change the
Data Format setting from ASCII data
(default) to Tagged binary
communications protocol.
Click Advanced on the PostScript sheet of
the printer’s Properties, then change the
Data Format setting from ASCII data
(default) to Tagged binary
communications protocol.
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An undefined error occurs (Macintosh only)
Cause
What to do
The version of the Mac OS that
you are using is unsupported.
This printer’s driver can only be used on
Macintosh computers running Mac OS 9
version 9.1 or later, and Mac OS X version
10.2.4 or later.
Insufficient memory to print data (Macintosh
only)
Cause
What to do
The Macintosh printer driver uses
available memory in the system to
process print data.
Try one of the following to free up memory
for printing:
❏ Reduce the RAM cache
setting in the Memory
control panel (for Mac OS
9).
❏ Close applications that
are not in use.
❏ Increase the memory
allocation for the
application that you are
printing from (for Mac
OS 9).
❏ Turn off background
printing.
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Appendix A
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Customer Support
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Contacting Customer Support
If your Epson product is not operating properly and you cannot
solve the problem using the troubleshooting information in your
product documentation, contact customer support services for
assistance. Check your Pan-European Warranty Document for
information on how to contact EPSON Customer support. They
will be able to help you much more quickly if you give them the
following information:
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❏ Product serial number
(The serial number label is usually on the back of the product.)
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❏ Product model
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❏ Product software version
(Click About, Version Info, or similar button in the product
software.)
❏ Brand and model of your computer
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❏ Your computer operating system name and version
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❏ Names and versions of the software applications you
normally use with your product
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Customer Support
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Technical Support Web Site
Go to http://www.epson.com and select the Support section of
your local EPSON web site for the latest drivers, FAQs, manuals
and other downloadables.
Epson's Technical Support Web Site provides help with problems
that cannot be solved using the troubleshooting information in
your printer documentation.
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Customer Support
Appendix B
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Technical Specifications
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Paper
Since the quality of any particular brand or type of paper may be
changed by the manufacturer at any time, Epson cannot
guarantee the quality of any type of paper. Always test samples
of paper stock before purchasing large quantities or printing large
jobs.
Available paper types
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Paper type
Description
Plain paper
General copier paper
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(Recycled paper is acceptable.*)
Envelopes
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No paste and no tape
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No plastic window
Labels
The backing sheet should be covered
completely, with no gaps between labels.
Thick paper
Weight: 91 to 163 g/m²
Laser printer paper
EPSON Color Laser Paper
Transparencies
EPSON Color Laser Transparencies
Colored paper
Non-coated
Paper with letterhead
Paper and ink of letterheads must be
compatible with laser printers.
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B
B
* Use recycled paper only under normal temperature and humidity conditions.
Poor quality paper may reduce print quality, or cause paper jams and other
problems.
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Paper that should not be used
You cannot use the following paper in this printer. It may cause
printer damage, paper jams, and poor print quality:
❏ Media meant for other color laser printers, black-and-white
laser printers, color copiers, black-and-white copiers, or ink
jet printers
❏ Previously printed paper by any other color laser printers,
black-and-white laser printers, color copiers, black-and-white
copiers, ink jet printers, or thermal transfer printers
❏ Carbon paper, carbonless paper, thermal-sensitive paper,
pressure-sensitive paper, acid paper, or paper that uses
high-temperature-sensitive ink (around 235 °C)
❏ Labels that peel easily or labels that do not cover the backing
sheet completely
❏ Coated paper or special surface-colored paper
❏ Paper that has binder holes or is perforated
❏ Paper that has glue, staples, paper clips, or tape on it
❏ Paper that attracts static electricity
❏ Moist or damp paper
❏ Paper of uneven thickness
❏ Overly thick or thin paper
❏ Paper that is too smooth or too rough
❏ Paper that is different on the front and back
❏ Paper that is folded, curled, wavy, or torn
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❏ Paper of irregular shape, or paper that does not have right
angle corners
Printable area
B
B
4-mm minimum margin on all sides.
Note:
The printable area varies, depending on the emulation mode in use.
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B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
B
Technical Specifications
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Printer
General
Printing method:
Laser beam scanning and dry
electrophotographic process
Resolution:
2400RIT*1
Continuous printing
speed*2 (with A4/Letter):
30 pages per minute for black and white
printing
7.5 pages per minute for color printing
Paper feed:
Automatic or manual feed
Paper feed alignment:
Center alignment for all sizes
Duplex
Available paper types are A4, A5, LT, B5 and
Executive of plain paper, EPSON Color Laser
Paper
Input paper supply:
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MP tray:
Up to 150 sheets of plain paper (64 to 90
g/m²)
Up to 15 envelopes
Up to 60 sheets of transparencies
Up to 50 sheets of labels
Standard lower paper
cassette:
Up to 500 sheets of plain paper (64 to 90
g/m²)
Paper output:
For all paper types and size
Paper output capacity:
Up to 250 sheets of plain paper (64 to
90g/m²)
Technical Specifications
Internal emulation:
PCL5e emulation (LJ4 mode)
B
HP-GL/2 emulation (GL2 mode)
ECP/Page printer language
B
ESC/P 2 24-pin printer emulation
(ESC/P 2 mode)
ESC/P 9-pin printer emulation (FX mode)
B
IBM Proprinter emulation (I239X mode)
Resident fonts:
84 scalable fonts, and 7 bitmap fonts
RAM:
64 MB, expandable up to 512 MB
*1
Epson AcuLaser Resolution Improvement Technology.
*2
Printing speed varies by paper source or other conditions.
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B
B
Environmental
Temperature:
Humidity:
Altitude:
In use:
10 to 35°C (50 to 90°F)
Not in use:
0 to 35°C (35 to 95°F)
In use:
15 to 85% RH
Not in use:
10 to 85% RH
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B
2,500 meters (8,202 feet) maximum
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B
B
B
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Mechanical
425 mm
518 mm
Weight:
408
431 mm
Approx. 37 kg (about 81.5 lb), excluding the
imaging cartridge and options
Technical Specifications
Electrical
B
110 V, 120 V
Model L481A
230 V Model
L481A
Voltage
110 V-120 V ±
10%
220 V-240 V ±
10%
Rated frequency
50 Hz / 60 Hz ±
3 Hz
50 Hz / 60 Hz ±
3 Hz
Rated current
Up to 10 A
Up to 6 A
Average
335 W*1 / 567
W*2
332 W*1 / 583
W*2
MAX
880 W
900 W
Average
96 W
99 W
B
Up to 21 W
Up to 21 W
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Power
consump
tion
During
printing
During
standby
mode
Sleep mode*3
*1
When color printing.
*2
When monochrome printing.
*3
Completely suspended. Compliant with the Energy Star program.
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B
B
B
B
Standard and approvals
B
U.S. model:
Safety
UL 60950
CSA No.60950
EMC
FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class B
CSA C108.8 Class B
B
B
European model:
B
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Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC
EMC Directive 89/336/EEC
EN 60950
EN 55022 Class B
EN 55024
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
Australian model:
EMC
AS/NZS 3548 CISPR22 Class B
Laser safety
This printer is certified as a Class 1 laser product under the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation
Performance Standard according to the Radiation Control for
Health and Safety Act of 1968. This means that the printer does
not produce hazardous laser radiation.
Since radiation emitted by the laser is completely confined within
protective housings and external covers, the laser beam cannot
escape from the machine during any phase of user operation.
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CDRH regulations
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the
U.S. Food and Drug Administration implemented regulations for
laser products on August 2, 1976. Compliance is mandatory for
products marketed in the United States. The label shown below
indicates compliance with the CDRH regulations and must be
attached to laser products marketed in the United States.
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B
B
B
B
B
B
Interfaces
B
Parallel interface
B
Use the IEEE 1284-I compliant parallel interface connector.
B
ECP mode/Nibble mode
B
USB interface
B
USB 2.0 High Speed mode
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Note:
❏ Only computers equipped with a USB connector and running Mac
OS 9.x or X and Windows XP, Me, 98, 2000, or Server 2003 support
the USB interface.
❏ Your computer must support USB 2.0 in order to use USB 2.0 as
the interface to connect your computer to the printer.
❏ Since USB 2.0 is fully compatible with USB 1.1, USB 1.1 can be
used as an interface.
❏ USB 2.0 can be used with Windows XP, 2000, and Server 2003
operating systems. If your operating system is Windows Me or 98,
use a USB 1.1 interface.
Ethernet interface
You can use an IEEE 802.3 100BASE-TX/10 BASE-T
straight-through shielded, twisted-pair interface cable with an
RJ45 connector.
Note:
Ethernet Interface may not be available depending on the printer model.
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Options and Consumable Products
B
Optional paper cassette unit
B
Product code:
C12C802211
Paper size:
A4 and Letter (LT)
Paper weight:
64 to 90 g/m² (17 to 24 lb)
Paper feed:
One paper cassettes mounted
Automatic feed delivery system
Cassette capacity up to 500 sheets
Paper types:
Plain paper, EPSON Color Laser Paper
Power supply:
5 V/0.3 A and 24 V/0.35 A supplied by the
printer
Model:
EU-114*
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B
B
B
Dimensions and weight:
Height:
140 mm (5.5 in.)
Width:
408 mm (16.1 in.)
Depth:
482 mm (19.0 in.)
Weight:
5.1 kg (11.2 lb) including all cassettes
B
B
* This product conforms to CE marking requirements in accordance with EC
Directive 89/336/EEC.
B
B
B
B
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Duplex Unit
Product code:
C12C802221
Paper size:
A4, A5, Letter (LT), B5, and Executive (EXE)
Paper weight:
64 to 90 g/m² (17 to 24 lb)
Paper feed:
Automatic feed delivery system
Paper types:
Plain paper, EPSON Color Laser Paper
Power supply:
5 V/0.1 A and 24 V/1.0 A supplied by the printer
Model:
EU-115*
Dimensions and weight:
Height:
220 mm (8.7 in.)
Width:
132 mm (5.2 in.)
Depth:
282 mm (11.1 in.)
Weight:
0.8 kg (1.8 lb)
* This product conforms to CE marking requirements in accordance with EC
Directive 89/336/EEC.
Memory modules
DRAM type:
Synchronous Dynamic RAM Double In-line
memory module (SDRAM DIMM)*
Memory size:
16 MB, 32 MB, 64 MB, 128 MB, or 256 MB
* Only DIMMs produced specifically for EPSON products are compatible.
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Hard Disk Drive
B
Product code:
C12C824172*
Capacity:
40 GB
B
* This product conforms to CE marking requirements in accordance with EC
Directive 89/336/EEC.
Toner cartridge
Product code:
B
Yellow (High
capacity/Standard
capacity):
0226/0230
Magenta (High
capacity/Standard
capacity):
0227/0231
Cyan (High
capacity/Standard
capacity):
0228/0232
Black (High
capacity):
0229
Storage temperature:
0 to 35 °C (32 to 95°F)
Storage humidity:
15 to 85 % RH
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B
B
B
B
Caution:
If you have moved a toner cartridge from a cool to a warm
environment, wait for at least one hour before installing it to
prevent damage from condensation.
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B
B
Photoconductor unit
B
Product code:
1107
Storage temperature:
0 to 35 °C (32 to 95 °F)
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Storage humidity:
15 to 85 % RH
❏ A filter and a waste toner collector are included in the package
when you purchase a photoconductor unit.
Fuser unit 120/220
Product code:
3019/3018
Storage temperature:
0 to 35 °C (32 to 95 °F)
Storage humidity:
15 to 85 % RH
Model:
EU-116*
* This product conforms to CE marking requirements in accordance with EC
Directive 89/336/EEC.
Waste toner collector
Product code:
0223
Storage temperature:
0 to 35 °C (32 to 95°F)
Storage humidity:
15 to 85 % RH
❏ The actual number of pages you can print with the waste toner
collector varies depending on the type of printing.
❏ A filter is included in the package when you purchase a waste
toner collector.
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Appendix C
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Information about Fonts
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Working with Fonts
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EPSON BarCode Fonts (Windows Only)
EPSON BarCode Fonts let you easily create and print many types
of bar codes.
Normally, bar code creation is a laborious process requiring you
to specify various command codes, such as Start bar, Stop bar and
OCR-B, in addition to the bar code characters themselves.
However, EPSON BarCode Fonts are designed to add such codes
automatically, allowing you to easily print bar codes that conform
to a variety of bar code standards.
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Bar code
Standard
EPSON
BarCode
OCR-B
Check
Digit
Comments
EAN
EPSON
EAN-8
Yes
Yes
Creates EAN
(abbreviated
version)
bar codes.
EPSON
EAN-13
Yes
Yes
Creates EAN
(standard
version)
bar codes.
UPC-A
EPSON
UPC-A
Yes
Yes
Creates UPC-A
bar codes.
UPC-E
EPSON
UPC-E
Yes
Yes
Creates UPC-E
bar codes.
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Code39
EPSON
Code39
No
No
EPSON
Code39 CD
No
Yes
EPSON
Code39 CD
Num
Yes
Yes
EPSON
Code39
Num
Yes
No
Code128
EPSON
Code128
No
Yes
Creates
Code128
bar codes.
Interleaved
2 of 5 (ITF)
EPSON ITF
No
No
EPSON ITF
CD
No
Yes
EPSON ITF
CD Num
Yes
Yes
Printing of
OCR-B and
check digits
can be
specified with
the font name.
EPSON ITF
Num
Yes
No
EPSON
Codabar
No
No
EPSON
Codabar
CD
No
Yes
EPSON
Codabar
CD Num
Yes
Yes
EPSON
Codabar
Num
Yes
No
Codabar
Printing of
OCR-B and
check digits
can be
specified with
the font name.
Printing of
OCR-B and
check digits
can be
specified with
the font name.
System requirements
To use EPSON BarCode Fonts, your computer system should
meet the following requirements:
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Computer:
IBM PC series or IBM compatible with an
i386SX or higher CPU
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Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP, Me, 98, 2000, NT 4.0,
or Server 2003
Hard disk:
15 to 30 KB free space, depending on the font.
Note:
EPSON BarCode Fonts can only be used with Epson printer drivers.
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Installing EPSON BarCode Fonts
Follow the steps below to install EPSON BarCode Fonts. The
procedure described here is for installation in Windows 98; the
procedure for other Windows operating systems is nearly the
same.
1. Make sure that the printer is off and that Windows is running
on your computer.
2. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.
Note:
❏ If the language section window appears, select your country.
❏ If the EPSON Installation Program screen does not appear
automatically, double-click the My Computer icon, right-click
the CD-ROM icon, and click OPEN in the menu that appears.
Then double-click Epsetup.exe.
3. Click Continue. When the software license agreement screen
appears, read the statement and then click Agree.
4. Click User Installation.
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5. Select User Installation, and then select your printer.
6. In the dialog box that appears, click Local.
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7. Click Custom.
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8. Select the EPSON BarCode Font check box and then click
Install. Then follow the on-screen instructions.
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9. When installation is complete, click OK.
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EPSON BarCode Fonts are now installed on your computer.
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Printing with EPSON BarCode Fonts
Follow the steps below to create and print bar codes using EPSON
BarCode Fonts. The application featured in these instructions is
Microsoft WordPad. The actual procedure may differ slightly
when printing from other applications.
1. Open a document in your application and enter the characters
you want to convert into a bar code.
2. Select the characters, then select Font from the Format menu.
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3. Select the EPSON BarCode Font you want to use, set the font
size, then click OK.
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Note:
In Windows XP, 2000, NT 4.0, or Server 2003, you cannot use font
sizes larger than 96 points when printing bar codes.
4. The characters you selected appear as bar code characters
similar to those shown below.
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5. Select Print from the File menu, select your EPSON printer,
then click Properties. Make the following printer driver
settings. For both EPSON AcuLaser C2600 and EPSON
AcuLaser 2600 users, see the Color Printer Driver section in
the table below.
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Monochrome
Printer Driver
Color
Printer
Driver
Host Based
Monochrom
e Printer
Driver
Host
Based
Color
Printer
Driver
Color
(not available)
Black
(not
available)
Black
Print
Quality
Text & Image*
Text*
Text &
Image*
Text*
Toner Save
Not selected
Not
selected
Not selected
Not
selected
Zoom
Options
Not selected
Not
selected
Not selected
Not
selected
Graphic
mode (in
the
Extended
Settings
dialog box
accessed
through
the
Optional
Settings
tab)
High Quality
(Printer)
(not
available)
(not
available)
(not
available)
Printing
Mode (in
the
Extended
Settings
dialog box
accessed
through
the
Optional
Settings
tab)
(not available)
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High
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(not
available)
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* These settings are available when the Automatic check box is selected
on the Basic Settings menu. When the Advanced check box is selected,
Click the More Settings button and set the Resolution to 600dpi.
6. Click OK to print the bar code.
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Note:
If there is an error in the bar code character string, such as
inappropriate data, the bar code will be printed as it appears on the
screen, but it cannot be read by a bar code reader.
Notes on inputting and formatting bar codes
Please note the following when inputting and formatting bar code
characters:
❏ Do not apply shading or special character formatting, such as
bold, italic, or underline.
❏ Print bar codes in black and white only.
❏ When rotating characters, only specify rotation angles of 90°,
180°, and 270°.
❏ Turn off all automatic character and word spacing settings in
your application.
❏ Do not use features in your application that enlarge or reduce
the size of characters in only the vertical or horizontal
direction.
❏ Turn off your application’s auto-correct features for spelling,
grammar, spacing, etc.
❏ To more easily distinguish bar codes from other text in your
document, set your application to show text symbols, such as
paragraph marks, tabs, etc.
❏ Because special characters such as Start bar and Stop bar are
added when an EPSON BarCode Font is selected, the
resulting bar code may have more characters than were
originally input.
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❏ For best results, use only the font sizes recommended in
"BarCode Font specifications" on page 427 for the EPSON
BarCode Font you are using. Bar codes in other sizes may not
be readable with all bar code readers.
Note:
Depending on the print density, or on the quality or color of the paper,
bar codes may not be readable with all bar code readers. Print a sample
and make sure the bar code can be read before printing large quantities.
BarCode Font specifications
This section contains details on the character input specifications
for each EPSON BarCode Font.
EPSON EAN-8
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❏ EAN-8 is an eight-digit abbreviated version of the EAN
bar code standard.
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❏ Because the check digit is added automatically, only 7
characters can be input.
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Character type
Numbers (0 to 9)
Number of characters
7 characters
Font size
52 pt to 130 pt (up to 96 pt in
Windows XP/2000/NT 4.0/Server 2003).
Recommended sizes are 52 pt, 65 pt
(standard), 97.5 pt, and 130 pt.
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The following codes are inserted automatically and need not be
input by hand:
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❏ Left/Right margin
❏ Left/Right guard bar
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❏ Center bar
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❏ Check digit
❏ OCR-B
Print sample
EPSON EAN-8
EPSON EAN-13
❏ EAN-13 is the standard 13-digit EAN bar code.
❏ Because the check digit is added automatically, only 12
characters can be input.
Character type
Numbers (0 to 9)
Number of characters
12 characters
Font size
60 pt to 150 pt (up to 96 pt in
Windows XP/2000/NT 4.0/Server 2003).
Recommended sizes are 60 pt, 75 pt
(standard), 112.5 pt, and 150 pt.
The following codes are inserted automatically and need not be
input by hand:
❏ Left/Right margin
❏ Left/Right guard bar
❏ Center bar
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❏ Check digit
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❏ OCR-B
Print sample
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EPSON UPC-A
❏ UPC-A is the standard bar code specified by the American
Universal Product Code (UPC Symbol Specification Manual).
❏ Only regular UPC codes are supported. Supplementary codes
are not supported.
Character type
Numbers (0 to 9)
Number of characters
11 characters
Font size
60 pt to 150 pt (up to 96 pt in
Windows XP/2000/NT 4.0/Server 2003).
Recommended sizes are 60 pt, 75 pt
(standard), 112.5 pt and 150 pt.
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The following codes are inserted automatically and need not be
input by hand:
❏ Left/Right margin
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❏ Check digit
❏ OCR-B
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EPSON UPC-E
❏ UPC-E is the UPC-A zero-suppression (deletes extra zeros)
bar code specified by the American Universal Product Code
(UPC Symbol Specification Manual).
Character type
Numbers (0 to 9)
Number of characters
6 characters
Font size
60 pt to 150 pt (up to 96 pt in
Windows XP/2000/NT 4.0/Server 2003).
Recommended sizes are 60 pt, 75 pt
(standard), 112.5 pt, and 150 pt.
The following codes are inserted automatically and need not be
input by hand:
❏ Left/Right margin
❏ Left/Right guard bar
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❏ The numeral “0”
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EPSON Code39
❏ Four Code39 fonts are available, allowing you to enable and
disable the automatic insertion of check digits and OCR-B.
❏ The height of the bar code is automatically adjusted to 15% or
more of its total length, in conformance to the Code39
standard. For this reason, it is important to keep at least one
space between the bar code and the surrounding text to
prevent overlapping.
❏ Spaces in Code39 bar codes should be input as “_” underbars.
❏ When printing two or more bar codes on one line, separate
the bar codes with a tab, or select a font other than a BarCode
Font and input the space. If a space is input while a Code39
font is selected, the bar code will not be correct.
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Character type
Alphanumeric characters (A to Z, 0 to 9)
Symbols (- . space $ / + %)
Number of characters
No limit
Font size
When OCR-B is not used: 26 pt or more (up
to 96 pt in Windows XP/2000/NT 4.0/Server
2003). Recommended sizes are 26 pt, 52
pt, 78 pt, and 104 pt.
When OCR-B is used: 36 pt or more (up to
96 pt in Windows XP/2000/NT 4.0/Server
2003). Recommended sizes are 36 pt, 72
pt, 108 pt, and 144 pt.
The following codes are inserted automatically and need not be
input by hand:
❏ Left/Right quiet zone
❏ Check digit
❏ Start/Stop character
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EPSON Code39 CD
EPSON Code39 Num
EPSON Code39 CD Num
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❏ Code128 fonts support code sets A, B, and C. When the code
set of a line of characters is changed in the middle of the line,
a conversion code is automatically inserted.
❏ The height of the bar code is automatically adjusted to 15% or
more of its total length, in conformance to the Code128
standard. For this reason, it is important to keep at least one
space between the bar code and the surrounding text to
prevent overlapping.
❏ Some applications automatically delete the spaces at the end
of lines or change multiple spaces into tabs. Bar codes
containing spaces may not be correctly printed from
applications that automatically delete spaces from the ends of
lines or change multiple spaces into tabs.
❏ When printing two or more bar codes on one line, separate
the bar codes with a tab, or select a font other than a BarCode
Font and input the space. If a space is input while Code128 is
selected, the bar code will not be correct.
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Character type
All ASCII characters (95 in total)
Number of characters
No limit
Font size
26 pt to 104 pt (up to 96 pt in
Windows XP/2000/NT 4.0/Server 2003).
Recommended sizes are 26 pt, 52 pt, 78
pt, and 104 pt.
The following codes are inserted automatically and need not be
input by hand:
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❏ Start/Stop character
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❏ Change code set character
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EPSON ITF
❏ The EPSON ITF fonts conform to the USS Interleaved 2-of-5
standard (American).
❏ Four EPSON ITF fonts are available, allowing you to enable
and disable the automatic insertion of check digits and
OCR-B.
❏ The height of the bar code is automatically adjusted to 15% or
more of its total length, in conformance to the Interleaved
2-of-5 standard. For this reason, it is important to keep at least
one space between the bar code and the surrounding text to
prevent overlapping.
❏ Interleaved 2 of 5 treats every two characters as one set. When
there are an odd number of characters, EPSON ITF fonts
automatically add a zero to the beginning of the character
string.
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Character type
Numbers (0 to 9)
Number of characters
No limit
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Font size
When OCR-B is not used: 26 pt or more (up
to 96 pt in Windows XP/2000/NT 4.0/Server
2003). Recommended sizes are 26 pt, 52 pt,
78 pt, and 104 pt.
When OCR-B is used: 36 pt or more (up to 96
pt in Windows XP/2000/NT 4.0/Server 2003).
Recommended sizes are 36 pt, 72 pt, 108 pt,
and 144 pt.
The following codes are inserted automatically and need not be
input by hand:
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❏ Start/Stop character
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❏ Check digit
❏ The numeral “0” (added to the beginning of character strings
as needed)
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EPSON ITF Num
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EPSON Codabar
❏ Four Codabar fonts are available, allowing you to enable and
disable the automatic insertion of check digits and OCR-B.
❏ The height of the bar code is automatically adjusted to 15% or
more of its total length, in conformance to the Codabar
standard. For this reason, it is important to keep at least one
space between the bar code and the surrounding text to
prevent overlapping.
❏ When either a Start or a Stop character is input, Codabar fonts
automatically insert the complementary character.
❏ If neither a Start nor a Stop character is input, these characters
are automatically input as the letter “A.”
Character type
Numbers (0 to 9)
Symbols (- $ : / . +)
Number of characters
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No limit
Font size
When OCR-B is not used: 26 pt or
more (up to 96 pt in Windows
XP/2000/NT 4.0/Server 2003).
Recommended sizes are 26 pt, 52
pt, 78 pt, and 104 pt.
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(up to 96 pt in Windows XP/2000/NT
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sizes are 36 pt, 72 pt, 108 pt, and 144
pt.
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The following codes are inserted automatically and need not
be input by hand:
❏ Left/Right quiet zone
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❏ Check digit
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Available fonts
The following table lists the fonts that are installed in your printer.
The names of all the fonts appear in your application software’s
font list if you are using the driver provided with the printer. If
you are using a different driver, all of these fonts may not be
available.
The fonts provided with the printer are shown below, according
to the emulation mode.
LJ4/GL2 mode
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Font Name
Family
HP Equivalent
Courier
Medium, Bold, Italic,
Bold Italic
Courier
ITC Zapf Dingbats
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ITC Zapf Dingbats
CG Times
Medium, Bold, Italic,
Bold Italic
CG Times
CG Omega
Medium, Bold, Italic,
Bold Italic
CG Omega
Coronet
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Coronet
Clarendon
Condensed
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Clarendon
Condensed
Univers
Medium, Bold,
Medium Italic, Bold
Italic
Univers
Univers Condensed
Medium, Bold,
Medium Italic, Bold
Italic
Univers Condensed
Antique Olive
Medium, Bold, Italic
Antique Olive
Garamond
Antiqua, Halbfett,
Kursiv, Kursiv Halbfett
Garamond
Marigold
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Marigold
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Albertus
Medium, Extra Bold
Albertus
Ryadh
Medium, Bold
Ryadh
Malka
Medium, Bold, Italic
Miryam
Dorit
Medium, Bold
David
Naamit
Medium, Bold
Narkis
Arial
Medium, Bold, Italic,
Bold Italic
Arial
Times New
Medium, Bold, Italic,
Bold Italic
Times New
Helvetica
Medium, Bold,
Oblique, Bold
Oblique
Helvetica
Helvetica Narrow
Medium, Bold,
Oblique, Bold
Oblique
Helvetica Narrow
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Palatino
Roman, Bold, Italic,
Bold Italic
Palatino
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ITC Avant Garde
Book, Demi, Book
Oblique, Demi
Oblique
ITC Avant Garde
Gothic
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ITC Bookman
Light, Demi, Light
Italic, Demi Italic
ITC Bookman
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New Century
Schoolbook
Roman, Bold, Italic,
Bold Italic
New Century
Schoolbook
Times
Roman, Bold, Italic,
Bold Italic
Times
ITC Zapf Chancery
Italic
-
ITC Zapf Chancery
Medium Italic
Symbol
-
Symbol
SymbolPS
-
SymbolPS
Wingdings
-
Wingdings
Letter Gothic
Medium, Bold, Italic
Letter Gothic
Naskh
Medium, Bold
Naskh
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Koufi
Medium, Bold
Koufi
CourierPS
Medium, Bold,
Oblique, Bold
Oblique
CourierPS
Line Printer
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Line Printer
OCR A
-
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OCR B
-
-
Code39
9.37cpi, 4.68cpi
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EAN/UPC
Medium, Bold
-
When selecting fonts in your application software, choose the font
name listed in the HP Equivalent column.
Note:
Depending on the print density, or on the quality or color of the paper,
OCR A, OCR B, Code39, and EAN/UPC fonts may not be readable.
Print a sample and make sure the fonts can be read before printing large
quantities.
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Font Name
Family
Courier
Medium, Bold
EPSON Prestige
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EPSON Roman
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EPSON Sans serif
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Arial
Medium, Bold
Letter Gothic
Medium, Bold
Times New Roman
Medium, Bold
EPSON Script
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OCR A
-
OCR B
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Note:
Depending on the print density, or on the quality or color of the paper,
OCR A and OCR B fonts may not be readable. Print a sample and make
sure the fonts can be read before printing large quantities.
I239X mode
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Font Name
Family
Courier
Medium, Bold
EPSON Prestige
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EPSON Gothic
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EPSON Orator
-
EPSON Script
-
EPSON Presentor
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EPSON Sans serif
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OCR B
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Note:
Depending on the print density, or on the quality or color of the paper,
the OCR B font may not be readable. Print a sample and make sure the
font can be read before printing large quantities.
PS 3 mode
Seventeen scalable fonts. The fonts include: Courier, Courier
Oblique, Courier Bold, Courier Bold Oblique, Helvetica,
Helvetica Oblique, Helvetica Bold, Helvetica Bold Oblique,
Helvetica Narrow, Helvetica Narrow Oblique, Helvetica Narrow
Bold, Helvetica Narrow Bold Oblique, Times Roman, Times Italic,
Times Bold, Times Bold Italic, and Symbol.
P5C mode
Scalable Font
Font name
Font
Classifi
cation
Font name
Font
Classifi
cation
Courier
*1
Arial Bold
*1
Courier Bold
*1
Arial Italic
*1
Courier Italic
*1
Arial Bold Italic
*1
Courier Bold Italic
*1
Times New Roman
*1
Letter Gothic
*1
Times New Roman Bold
*1
Letter Gothic Bold
*1
Times New Roman Italic
*1
Letter Gothic Italic
*1
Times New Roman Bold
Italic
*1
CourierPS
*1
Helvetica
*1
CourierPS Bold
*1
Helvetica Bold
*1
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CourierPS Oblique
*1
Helvetica Oblique
*1
CourierPS Bold Oblique
*1
Helvetica Bold Oblique
*1
CG Times
*1
Helvetica Narrow
*1
CG Times Bold
*1
Helvetica Narrow Bold
*1
CG Times Italic
*1
Helvetica Narrow
Oblique
*1
CG Times Bold Italic
*1
Helvetica Narrow Bold
Oblique
*1
CG Omega
*1
Palatino Roman
*1
CG Omega Bold
*1
Palatino Bold
*1
CG Omega Italic
*1
Palatino Italic
*1
CG Omega Bold Italic
*1
Palatino Bold Italic
*1
Coronet
*1
ITC Avant Garde Gothic
Book
*1
Clarendon Condensed
*1
ITC Avant Garde Gothic
Demi
*1
Univers Medium
*1
ITC Avant Garde Gothic
Book Oblique
*1
Univers Bold
*1
ITC Avant Garde Demi
Oblique
*1
Univers Medium Italic
*1
ITC Bookman Light
*1
Univers Bold Italic
*1
ITC Bookman Demi
*1
Univers Medium
Condensed
*1
ITC Bookman Light Italic
*1
Univers Bold Condensed
*1
ITC Bookman Demi Italic
*1
Univers Medium
Condensed Italic
*1
New Century
Schoolbook Roman
*1
Univers Bold Condensed
Italic
*1
New Century
Schoolbook Bold
*1
Antique Olive
*1
New Century
Schoolbook Italic
*1
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Antique Olive Bold
*1
New Century
Schoolbook Bold Italic
*1
Antique Olive Italic
*1
Times Roman
*1
Garamond Antiqua
*1
Times Bold
*1
Garamond Halbfett
*1
Times Italic
*1
Garamond Kursiv
*1
Times Bold Italic
*1
Garamond Kursiv
Halbfett
*1
ITC Zapf Chancery
Medium Italic
*1
Marigold
*1
Symbol
*2
Albertus Medium
*1
Wingdings
*3
Albertus Extra Bold
*1
ITC Zapf Dingbats
*4
Arial
*1
SymbolPS
*2
Bitmap Font
Font Name
Symbol Set
Line Printer
*5
Printing font samples
You can print samples of the fonts available in each mode by using
the control panel’s Information Menu. Follow these steps to print
font samples.
1. Make sure that paper is loaded.
2. Make sure the LCD panel displays Ready or Sleep, then press
the Enter button.
3. Press the d Down button to select the font sample for the
appropriate mode.
4. Press the
sheet.
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Adding more fonts
You can add a wide variety of fonts to your computer. Most font
packages include an installer for this purpose.
See your computer documentation for instructions on installing
fonts.
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Whenever possible select fonts in your application. See your
software documentation for instructions.
If you are sending unformatted text to the printer directly from
DOS or if you are using a simple software package that does not
include font selection, you can select fonts using the printer’s
control panel menus when in the LJ4, ESC/P 2, FX, or I239X
emulation mode.
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Downloading fonts
Fonts that reside on your computer’s hard disk can be
downloaded, or transferred, to the printer so they can be printed.
Downloaded fonts, also called soft fonts, remain in printer
memory until you turn off the printer or otherwise reset it. If you
plan on downloading many fonts, make sure your printer has
sufficient memory.
Most font packages make it easy to manage fonts by providing
their own installer. The installer gives you the option of having
the fonts automatically downloaded whenever you start your
computer or having fonts downloaded only when you need to
print a particular font.
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EPSON Font Manager (Windows Only)
EPSON Font Manager provides you with 131 software fonts.
System requirements
To use EPSON Font Manager, your computer system should meet
the following requirements:
Computer:
IBM PC series or IBM compatible
with an 486 or higher CPU
Operating system:
Microsoft Windows Me, 98, XP,
2000, NT 4.0, or Server 2003
Internet Explorer 4.0 or higher
Hard disk:
At least 15 MB of free space
Installing EPSON Font Manager
Follow the steps below to install EPSON Font Manager.
1. Make sure that the printer is off and that Windows is running
on your computer.
2. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.
Note:
❏ If the language selection window appears, select your country.
❏ If the EPSON Installation Program screen does not appear
automatically, double-click the My Computer icon, right-click
the CD-ROM icon, click OPEN in the menu that appears, then
double-click Epsetup.exe.
3. Click Continue. When the software license agreement screen
appears, read the statement then click Agree.
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7. Click Custom.
8. Select the EPSON Font Manager check box and click Install.
Then follow the on-screen instructions.
9. When installation is complete, click OK.
EPSON Font Manager is now installed on your computer.
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Symbol Sets
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Introduction to symbol sets
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Your printer can access a variety of symbol sets. Many of these
symbol sets differ only in the international characters specific to
each language.
Note:
Since most software handles fonts and symbols automatically, you will
probably never need to adjust the printer’s settings. However, if you are
writing your own printer control programs, or if you are using older
software that cannot control fonts, refer to the following sections for
symbol set details.
When you are considering which font to use, you should also
consider which symbol set to combine with the font. Available
symbol sets vary depending on which emulation mode you use
and which font you choose.
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In the LJ4 Emulation Mode
The following symbol sets are available in LJ4 emulation mode.
Available typefaces
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19 Typefaces
Courier
CG Times
Universe
Letter Gothic
Line Printer
19 Typefaces
Courier
CG Times
Universe
Letter Gothic
19 Typefaces
Courier
CG Times
Universe
Letter Gothic
Dorit
Malka
Naamit
Naskh
Koufi
Ryadh
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IBM-US (10U)
Roman-8 (8U)
ECM94-1 (0N)
8859-2 ISO (2N)
8859-9 ISO (5N)
8859-10ISO (6N)
IBM-DN (11U)
PcMultilingual (12U)
PcE.Europe (17U)
PcTk437 (9T)
WiAnsi (19U)
WiE.Europe (9E)
WiTurkish (5T)
Legal (1U)
UK (1E)
Swedis2 (0S)
Italian (0I)
Spanish (2S)
German (1G)
Norweg1 (0D)
French2 (1F)
Roman-9 (4U)
8859-15ISO (9N)
PcEur858 (13U)
PcBlt775 (26U)
Pc1004 (9J)
WiBALT (19L)
DeskTop (7J)
PsText (10J)
Windows (9U)
McText (12J)
MsPublishi (6J)
PiFont (15U)
VeMath (6M)
VeInternational (13J)
VeUS (14J)
PsMath (5M)
Math-8 (8M)
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19 Typefaces
Courier
CG Times
Universe
Letter Gothic
Dorit
Malka
Naamit
Naskh
Koufi
Ryadh
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ANSI ASCII (0U)
Courier
CG Times
Universe
Letter Gothic
Pc866Cyr (3R)
Pc866Ukr (14R)
WinCyr (9R)
ISOCyr (10N)
Pc8Grk (12G)
Pc851Grk (10G)
WinGrk (9G)
ISOGrk (12N)
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CG Omega
Coronet
Clarendon Condensed
Univers Condensed
Antique Olive
Garamond
Marigold
Albertus
Arial
Times New
Helvetica
Helvetica Narrow
Palatino
ITC Avant Garde Gothic
ITC Bookman
New Century Schoolbook
Times
ITC Zapf Chancery Medium Italic
CourierPS
International character sets for ISO
The following are the available international character sets for
ISO.
Character sets:
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ANSI ASCII (0U)
French (0F)
Italian (0l)
Swedis 2 (0S)
UK (1E)
HP Spanish (1S)
Chinese (2K)
IRV (2U)
Portuguese (4S)
IBM Spanish (6S)
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Norweg 1 (0D)
HP German (0G)
JlS ASCII (0K)
Norweg 2 (1D)
French 2 (1F)
German (1G)
Spanish (2S)
Swedish (3S)
IBM Portuguese (5S)
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Character
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Available typefaces
OCR B
Courier
EPSON
Roman
EPSON Sans
serif EPSON
Prestige
EPSON Script
Letter Gothic
Arial Times
New
PcUSA
available
available
available
available
PcMultilingual
not
available
available
available
available
PcPortuguese
not
available
available
available
available
PcCanFrench
not
available
available
available
available
PcNordic
not
available
available
available
available
PcE.Europe
not
available
available
not
available
available
PcTurk2
not
available
available
not
available
available
PcIcelandic
not
available
available
not
available
available
BpBRASCII
not
available
available
not
available
available
BpAbicomp
not
available
available
not
available
available
Roman-8
not
available
available
available
available
PcEur858
available
available
available
available
ISO Latin1
not
available
available
not
available
available
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8859-15ISO
not
available
available
available
available
PcSl437*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
PcTurk1*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
8859-9 ISO*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
Mazowia*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
CodeMJK*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
PcGk437*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
PcGk851*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
PcGk869*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
8859-7 ISO*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
PcCy855*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
PcCy866*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
Bulgarian*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
PcUkr866*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
Hebrew7*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
Hebrew8*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
PcHe862*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
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PcAr864*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
PcLit771*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
PcLit774*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
Estonia*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
ISO Latin 2*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
PcLat866*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
PcAr864Ara*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
PcAr720*
not
available
available
not
available
not
available
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Times New is a type face compatible with RomanT.
Letter Gothic is a type face compatible with OratorS.
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International character sets
You can select one of the following international character sets
using the ESC R command:
Character sets:
USA, France, Germany, UK, Japan,
Denmark1, Denmark2, Sweden, Italy,
Spain1, Spain2, Norway, Latin
America, Korea*, Legal*
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Characters available with the ESC (^ command
To print the characters in the table below, use the ESC (^
command.
In the I239X Emulation Mode
The available symbol sets in the I239X mode are PcUSA,
PcMultilingual, PcEur858, PcPortuguese, PcCanFrench,
PcNordic. See "In the ESC/P 2 or FX Modes" on page 453.
The available fonts are EPSON Sans Serif, Courier, EPSON
Prestige, EPSON Gothic, EPSON Presentor, EPSON Orator, and
EPSON Script.
In the EPSON GL/ 2 Mode
The available symbol sets in the EPSON GL/ 2 mode are the same
as those in LaserJet4 emulation mode. See "In the LJ4 Emulation
Mode" on page 449.
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Information about Fonts
In the P5C Mode
Symbol Set Name
C
PCL
Symbol
Set Code
Font Classification
*1
*2
*3
*4
*5
ISO 60: Danish/Norwegian
0D
N
-
-
-
-
ISO 15: Italian
0I
N
-
-
-
-
ISO 8859/1 Latin 1
0N
N
-
-
-
N
ISO 11: Swedis
0S
N
-
-
-
-
ISO 6: ASCII
0U
N
-
-
-
-
ISO 4: United Kingdom
1E
N
-
-
-
-
ISO 69: French
1F
N
-
-
-
-
ISO 29: German
1G
N
-
-
-
-
Legal
1U
N
-
-
-
N
ISO 8859/2 Latin 2
2N
N
-
-
-
N
ISO 17: Spanish
2S
N
-
-
-
-
Roman-9
4U
N
-
-
-
-
PS Math
5M
N
-
-
-
-
ISO 8859/5 Latin 5
5N
N
-
-
-
N
Windows 3.1 Latin5
5T
N
-
-
-
-
Microsoft Publishing
6J
N
-
-
-
-
Venture Math
6M
N
-
-
-
-
DeskTop
7J
N
-
-
-
-
Math-8
8M
N
-
-
-
-
Roman-8
8U
N
-
-
-
N
Windows 3.1 Lation 2
9E
N
-
-
-
-
Pc1004
9J
N
-
-
-
-
Information about Fonts
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C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
ISO 8859/ 15 Lation 9
9N
N
-
-
-
N
PC-8 Turkish
9T
N
-
-
-
-
Windows 3.0 Lation 1
9U
N
-
-
-
-
PSText
10J
N
-
-
-
-
PC-8, Code Page 437
10U
N
-
-
-
N
PC8, D/N, Danish/Norwegian
11U
N
-
-
-
N
MC Text
12J
N
-
-
-
-
PC-850, Multilingual
12U
N
-
-
-
N
Ventura International
13J
N
-
-
-
-
PcEur858
13U
N
-
-
-
-
Ventura US
14J
N
-
-
-
-
Pi Font
15U
N
-
-
-
-
PC852, Latin 2
17U
N
-
-
-
-
Windows Baltic
19L
N
-
-
-
-
Windows 3.1 Latin/Arabic
19U
N
-
-
-
-
PC-755
26U
N
-
-
-
-
Symble
19M
-
N
-
-
-
Wingdings
579L
-
-
N
-
-
ZapfDigbats
14L
-
-
-
N
-
ISO 8859/ 10 Latin 6
6N
-
-
-
-
N
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Information about Fonts
Glossary
ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A standardized way of
assigning codes to characters and control codes. The system is widely used by
manufacturers of computers, printers, and software.
bitmap font
The dot-by-dot representation of a font. Bitmap fonts are displayed on computer
screens and printed on dot matrix printers. See "outline font" on page 461.
buffer
See "memory" on page 461.
character set
A collection of letters, numbers, and symbols used in a particular language.
ColorSync
Macintosh software that is designed to help you get WYSIWYG (what you see is
what you get) color output. This software prints colors as you see them on your
screen.
cpi (characters per inch)
A measure of the size of fixed-width text characters.
CR (carriage return)
A control code to return the printing position to the start of the next line after
printing one line.
default
A value or setting that takes effect when the printer is turned on, reset, or
initialized.
download
To transfer information from the computer to the printer.
downloaded font
A font that is loaded into the printer’s memory from an outside source, such as
a computer. Also called soft font.
dpi (dots per inch)
The number of dots per inch is a measure of printer resolution. The higher the
number of dots, the higher the resolution.
Glossary
459
driver
See "printer driver" on page 461.
drum
The part of the printer mechanism where the image is formed and transferred to
paper.
emulation
See "printer emulation" on page 462.
FF (Form Feed)
A control code to break the page.
fixed-width font
A font whose characters are allotted the same amount of horizontal space, no
matter the width of the character. Thus the uppercase M receives the same
amount of space as the letter l.
font
A set of characters and symbols that share a common typographic design and
style.
font family
The collection of all sizes and styles of a font.
halftone
A grayscale image that is composed of small dots. The dots can be close together
to create black or more widely spaced to create gray or white areas in the image.
Newspaper photographs are common examples of halftones.
initialization
The act of returning the printer to its defaults (fixed set of conditions).
interface
The connection between the printer and the computer. A parallel interface
transmits data one character or code at a time, while a serial interface transmits
data one bit at a time.
landscape
Printing that is oriented sideways on the page. This orientation gives you a page
that is wider than it is high and is useful for printing spreadsheets.
LF (Line Feed)
A control code to start a new line.
460
Glossary
memory
The part of the printer’s electronic system that is used to store information. Some
information is fixed and is used to control how the printer operates. Information
that is sent to the printer from the computer (such as downloaded fonts) is stored
in memory temporarily. See also "RAM" on page 462 and "ROM" on page 462.
orientation
Refers to the direction in which characters are printed on a page. This direction
is either portrait, where the length of the page is longer than its width, or
landscape, where the width is longer than its length.
outline font
A font whose outline is described mathematically, allowing it to be rendered
(printed or drawn) smoothly at any size.
PCL
The command language built into the Hewlett-Packard® LaserJet® series
printers.
photoconductor unit
A component of the printer that contains a photosensitive print drum.
pitch
A measure of the number of characters per inch (cpi) for fixed-width fonts.
point size
The height of a particular font as measured from the top of the tallest character
to the bottom of the lowest. A point is a typographic unit of measure equivalent
to 1/72 of an inch.
portrait
Printing that is oriented upright on the page (as opposed to landscape, in which
printing is oriented sideways on the page). This is the standard orientation for
printing letters or documents.
ppm (pages per minute)
The number of pages can be printed in one minute.
printer driver
Software that sends instructions to the printer to tell it what to do. For example,
your printer driver accepts print data from your word processor application and
sends instructions to the printer on how to print this data.
Glossary
461
printer emulation
A set of operating commands that determines how data sent from the computer
is interpreted and acted upon. Printer emulations replicate existing printers, such
as the HP LaserJet 4.
proportional font
A font whose characters have varying amounts of horizontal space depending
on the width of the character. Thus the uppercase M takes up more horizontal
space than the lowercase l.
RAM
Random Access Memory. The portion of the printer’s memory used as a buffer
and for storing user-defined characters. All data stored in RAM is lost when the
printer is turned off.
reset
To refresh the printer’s memory and erase the current print jobs.
resident font
A font that is stored permanently in the printer’s memory.
resolution
A measure of the fineness and clarity of images produced by the printer or
monitor. Printer resolution is measured in dots per inch. Monitor resolution is
measured in pixels.
RITech
Resolution Improvement Technology. A feature that smooths the jagged edges
of printed lines or shapes.
ROM
Read Only Memory. A portion of memory that can only be read and cannot be
used for data storage. ROM retains its contents when you turn off the printer.
sans serif font
A font lacking serifs.
scalable font
See "outline font" on page 461.
serif
The small decorative strokes that come off the main lines of a character.
sRGB
A standard default red green blue (RGB) color space that is device independent.
462
Glossary
status sheet
A report that lists the printer settings and other printer information.
symbol set
A collection of symbols and special characters. Symbols are assigned to specific
codes in a character table.
toner
The colored powder contained in the toner cartridges that is used to print images
on the paper.
TrueType
An outline font format that was developed jointly by Apple® Computer and
Microsoft Corporation. TrueType fonts are outline fonts that can be easily resized
for screen display or for printing.
Glossary
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Index
A
Available Fonts
1239X mode, 441
ESC/P2 and FX modes, 441
LJ4/GL2 mode, 438
P5C mode, 442
Printing font samples, 444
PS 3 mode, 442
C
Canceling printing
from printer driver (Macintosh), 194
from printer driver (Windows), 128
Cleaning
Cleaning the exposure window (knob b), 339
Cleaning the output tray, 336
Cleaning the photoconductor wire (knob a), 338
Cleaning the pickup roller, 337
Cleaning the Printer, 335
Contacting EPSON, 401
Control panel
Canceling Printing, 282
Printing and Deleting Reserve Job Data, 278
Printing a Status Sheet, 281
Status and Error Messages, 262
Using the Confidential Job Menu, 279
Using the Control Panel Menus, 223
Using the Quick Print Job Menu, 278
Control panel menus
1239X menu, 256
AUX menu, 244
Confidential Job menu, 241
Emulation menu, 230
ESCP2 menu, 250
FX menu, 253
GL2 menu, 247
how to access the control panel menus, 223
Information menu, 225
LJ4 menu, 244
Mode Config. Menu, 238
464
Index
Network menu, 244
Parallel menu, 241
Printer Adjust Menu, 260
Printing menu, 230
PS3 menu, 250
Quick Print Job menu, 240
Reset menu, 239
Setup menu, 233
Support menu, 259
Tray menu, 229
USB menu, 242
When to make control panel settings, 223
Customer support, 401
Custom paper size
printer settings, 64
D
Duplex Unit
Installing the Duplex Unit, 293
Removing the Duplex Unit, 298
Specifications, 414
E
Envelopes
printer settings, 58
EPSON BarCode Font
BarCode Font specifications, 427
Installing EPSON BarCode Fonts, 419
Printing with EPSON BarCode Fonts, 422
System requirements, 418
Epson Color Laser Paper
printer settings, 56
Epson Color Laser Paper Transparencies
printer settings, 57
EPSON Font Manager
Installing EPSON Font Manager, 446
System requirements, 446
EPSON Status Monitor 3
Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3 (Macintosh), 184
Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3 (Windows), 112
Connections supporting the Job Management function (Windows), 120
Getting printer status details (Macintosh), 186
Getting printer status details (Windows), 114
Index
465
Installing EPSON Status Monitor 3(Windows), 109
Job Management function (Windows), 120
Monitored Printers settings (Windows), 125
Monitoring Your Printer Using EPSON Status Monitor 3 (Macintosh), 184
Monitoring Your Printer Using EPSON Status Monitor 3 (Windows), 108
Order online, 116
Re-printing your print job (Windows), 123
Setting Monitoring Preferences (Macintosh), 188
Setting Monitoring Preferences (Windows), 118
Setting to notify when printing is completed (Windows), 124
Status Alert window (Macintosh), 189
Status Alert window (Windows), 120
Stopping monitoring (Windows), 125
Using the Job Information menu, 122
Using the Job Management function (Macintosh), 190
F
Features
Adobe PostScript 3 Mode, 35
Color printing mode and monochrome printing mode, 34
High-quality printing, 33
P5C Emulation Mode, 35
Pre-defined color settings in printer driver, 33
Resolution Improvement Technology and Enhanced MicroGray technology, 34
Toner save mode, 34
Wide variety of fonts, 34
Fonts
adding fonts, 445
downloading fonts, 445
selecting fonts, 445
Fonts information
Available Fonts, 438
EPSON BarCode Fonts (Windows), 417
EPSON Font Manager (Windows), 446
Symbol Sets, 449
Fuser Unit
Specifications, 416
G
Guides
Network Guide, 25
Online Help, 25
Paper Jam Guide, 25
466
Index
Setup Guide, 25
User's Guide, 25
H
Hard Disk Drive
Installing the Hard Disk Drive, 298
Removing the Hard Disk Drive, 302
Specifications, 415
HDD from overlay
how to delete (Windows), 92
how to print (Windows), 90
how to register (Windows), 89
how to use (Windows), 88
I
Installing options
Duplex Unit, 293
Hard Disk Drive, 298
Installing a memory module, 303
Installing an interface card, 307
installing the duplex unit, 293
Installing the Hard Disk Drive, 298
Installing the optional paper cassette unit, 290
Installing the P5C ROM module, 309
Interface Card, 307
Memory Module, 303
Optional Paper Cassette Unit, 289
P5C Emulation Kit, 309
Removing a memory module, 307
Removing an interface card, 309
Removing the Duplex Unit, 298
Removing the Hard Disk Drive, 302
Removing the optional paper cassette unit, 293
Removing the P5C ROM module, 312
Installing the PostScript printer driver for the network interface (Windows), 208
Installing the PostScript printer driver for the parallel interface (Windows), 204
Installing the PostScript printer driver for the USB interface (Windows), 206
Interface card
Installing an interface card, 307
Removing an interface card, 309
Interfaces
Ethernet interface, 412
Parallel interface, 411
Index
467
USB interface, 411
L
Labels
printer settings, 62
Loading paper
MP tray, 45
optional paper cassette unit, 49
standard lower paper cassette, 49
M
Maintenance
Cleaning the exposure window (knob b), 339
Cleaning the output tray, 336
Cleaning the photoconductor wire (knob a), 338
Cleaning the pickup roller, 337
Cleaning the Printer, 335
Finding a place for the printer, 343
Fuser Unit, 326
Photoconductor Unit, 319
Replacement Messages, 313
Toner Cartridge, 315
Transporting the Printer for Long Distances, 340
Transporting the Printer for Short Distances, 341
Waste Toner Collector, 331
Memory module
Installing a memory module, 303
Removing a memory module, 307
Specifications, 414
MP tray
available paper, 42
loading paper, 45
O
Optional paper cassette unit
available paper, 43
Installing the optional paper cassette unit, 290
loading paper, 49
Removing the optional paper cassette unit, 293
Specifications, 413
Output tray, 55
Overlay
468
Index
different printer settings (Windows), 88
how to create (Windows), 83
how to print (Windows), 87
how to use (Windows), 83
P
P5C Emulation Kit
Installing the P5C ROM module, 309
Removing the P5C ROM module, 312
Paper
Available paper types, 403
custom size paper, 64
envelopes, 58
Epson Color Laser Paper, 56
Epson Color Laser Paper Transparencies, 57
labels, 62
Paper that should not be used, 404
Printable area, 405
thick paper, 63
Paper sources
MP tray, 42
optional paper cassette unit, 43
selecting a paper source (automatically), 44
selecting a paper source (manually), 43
standard lower paper cassette, 42
Photoconductor Unit
Specifications, 415
PostScript printer driver
About the PostScript 3 Printer Driver, 201
Accessing the PostScript printer driver (Macintosh), 220
Accessing the PostScript printer driver (Windows), 211
hardware requirements, 201
Installing the PostScript printer driver for Mac OS 9 users, 215
Installing the PostScript printer driver for Mac OS X users, 214
Selecting a printer in a network environment for Mac OS 9 users, 219
Selecting a printer in a network environment for Mac OS X users, 217
Selecting the printer when it connected via a USB connection for Mac OS 9 users,
216
system requirements (Macintosh), 203
system requirements (Windows), 202
PostScript printer driver settings
Making changes to PostScript printer settings (Macintosh), 221
Making changes to PostScript printer settings (Windows), 212
Using AppleTalk under Windows 2000 or NT, 213
Index
469
Using the Reserve Job function (Windows), 212
Predefined print settings
Using the predefined settings (Macintosh), 156
Using the predefined settings (Windows), 70
Printer
consumable products, 31
Control panel, 29
Electrical, 409
Environmental, 407
General, 406
Mechanical, 408
optional products, 30
parts (front view), 26
parts (inside), 28
parts (rear view), 27
Standard and approvals, 409
Printer driver
About the Printer Software (Macintosh), 153
About the Printer Software (Windows), 66
Accessing the printer driver (Macintosh), 153
Accessing the printer driver (Windows), 66
Uninstalling the printer driver (Windows), 129
Uninstalling the Printer Software (Macintosh), 195
Uninstall the USB device driver (Windows), 131
Printer driver settings
automatically resizing printout (Windows), 75
Canceling Printing (Macintosh), 194
Canceling Printing (Windows), 128
Confidential Job (Macintosh), 181
Confidential job (Windows), 106
Creating an overlay (Windows), 83
customizing print settings (Macintosh), 159
customizing print settings (Windows), 73
Delete the form overlay data on the Hard Disk Drive (Windows), 92
different printer settings overlay data (Windows), 88
Duplex printing (Macintosh), 170
Duplex printing (Windows), 93
Making a new watermark (Macintosh), 166
Making a new watermark (Windows), 81
Making Extended Settings (Macintosh), 172
Making Extended settings (Windows), 95
Making Optional settings (Windows), 98
Printing with an overlay (Windows), 87
printing with HDD form overlay (Windows), 90
Printing with the Duplex Unit (Macintosh), 171
470
Index
Printing with the Duplex Unit (Windows), 94
print layout (Macintosh), 163
print layout (Windows), 78
print quality (Macintosh), 154
print quality (Windows), 68
print settings (Macintosh), 156
print settings (Windows), 70
Register the HDD form overlay data on the Hard Disk Drive (Windows), 89
Re-Print Job (Macintosh), 176
Re-Print Job (Windows), 102
Reserve Job (Macintosh), 174
Reserve Job (Windows), 100
resizing printout (Macintosh), 162
resizing printout (Windows), 76
saving (Macintosh), 160
saving (Windows), 74
Setting Up the USB Connection (Macintosh), 192
Setting Up the USB connection (Windows), 126
Stored Job (Macintosh), 180
Stored job (Windows), 105
Using an overlay (Windows), 83
Using a watermark (Macintosh), 165
Using a watermark (Windows), 79
Using HDD form overlay (Windows), 88
Verify Job (Macintosh), 178
Verify job (Windows), 103
Print layout
Modifying the print layout (Macintosh), 163
Modifying the print layout (Windows), 78
Print quality settings
Making the print quality settings (Macintosh), 154
Making the print quality settings (Windows), 68
R
Replacing consumable product
Fuser Unit, 326
Photoconductor Unit, 319
Replacement Messages, 313
Toner Cartridge, 315
Waste Toner Collector, 331
Resizing page
Resizing pages by a specified percentage (Windows), 76
Resizing printouts (Macintosh), 162
To automatically resize pages to fit the output paper (Windows), 75
Index
471
S
Saving customized settings
Saving your settings (Macintosh), 160
Saving your settings (Windows), 74
Sharing the printer
For Mac OS 9 users, 197
For Mac OS X users, 197
Installing the printer driver from the CD-ROM (Windows), 151
Setting up clients (Windows), 142
Setting up your printer as shared printer (Windows), 134
Sharing the printer (Macintosh), 197
Sharing the printer (Windows), 133
Using an additional driver (Windows), 136
Specifications
Available paper types, 403
Duplex Unit, 414
Ethernet interface, 412
Fuser unit, 416
Hard Disk Drive, 415
Memory module, 414
Optional paper cassette unit, 413
Paper that should not be used, 404
Parallel interface, 411
Photoconductor unit, 415
Printable area, 405
Printer Electrical, 409
Printer Environmental, 407
Printer General, 406
Printer Mechanical, 408
Standard and approvals, 409
Toner cartridge, 415
USB interface, 411
Waste toner collector, 416
Standard lower paper cassette
available paper, 42
loading paper, 49
Symbol sets
1239X emulation mode, 456
EPSON GL/ 2 mode, 456
ESC/P 2 or FX modes, 453
LJ4 emulation mode, 449
P5C mode, 457
472
Index
T
Technical support, 401
Thick paper
printer settings, 63
Toner Cartridge
Specifications, 415
Transporting
Finding a place for the printer, 343
For long distances, 340
For short distances, 341
Troubleshooting
Canceling Printing, 393
Clearing the Jammed Paper, 345
Color Printing Problems, 375
Correcting USB Problems, 385
Memory Problems, 381
Operational Problems, 370
Paper Handling Problems, 382
Printing a Status Sheet, 370
Printing in the PostScript 3 Mode Problems, 393
Printout Problems, 373
Print Quality Problems, 377
Problems Using Options, 383
Status and Error Messages, 393
W
Waste Toner Collector
Specifications, 416
Watermark (Macintosh)
how to make, 166
how to use, 165
Watermark (Windows)
how to make, 81
how to use, 79
Index
473