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Where to Find Information
This User’s Guide
Provides you with all the information you need to use your
EPSON STYLUS PHOTO EX, and their consumable products, from
setting up to troubleshooting.
Online Help
Provides you with detailed information and instructions on the
printer software that controls your printer (online help will be
automatically installed when you install the printer software).
Color Guide
Explains how color printing works and shows you how to get
impressive results from your printer.
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Color Ink Jet Printer
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recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of SEIKO EPSON
CORPORATION. The information contained herein is designed only for use with this
EPSON printer. EPSON is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to
other printers.
Neither SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of
this product or third parties for damages, losses, costs, or expenses incurred by the
purchaser or third parties as a result of: accident, misuse, or abuse of this product or
unauthorized modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product, or (excluding the U.S.)
failure to strictly comply with SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION’s operating and
maintenance instructions.
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Declaration of Conformity
According to ISO/IEC Guide 22 and EN 45014
Manufacturer:
Address:
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
3-5, Owa 3-chome, Suwa-shi,
Nagano-ken 392 Japan
Representative:
Address:
EPSON EUROPE B.V.
Prof. J. H. Bavincklaan 5 1183
AT Amstelveen
The Netherlands
Declares that the Product:
Product Name:
Model:
Ink Jet Printer
P953A
Conforms to the following Directive(s) and Norm(s):
Directive 89/336/EEC:
EN 55022 Class B
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
EN 50082-1
IEC 801-2
IEC 801-3
IEC 801-4
Directive 73/23/EEC:
EN 60950
February 1998
Y. Ishii
President of EPSON EUROPE B.V.
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Contents
Safety Instructions
Important Safety Instructions .
A few precautions . . . . . .
ENERGY STAR Compliance . .
For United Kingdom Users . .
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
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Printer Parts and Control Panel Functions . . .
System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When using your printer with a PC . . . . .
When using your printer with a Macintosh
Options and Consumable Products . . . . . . .
Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Consumable products . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Unpacking the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing a Place for the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using a printer stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attaching the Paper Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Plugging in the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the Printer to Your PC . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Printer Software in Your PC . . . . . .
Installing in Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0 . .
Installing in Windows 95 (using plug-and-play)
Installing in Windows 3.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Chapter 1
Chapter 2
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Getting to Know Your Printer
Getting Started
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Using Your Printer on a Network . . . . . . . . . .
With Windows 95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
With Windows NT 4.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the Printer to Your Macintosh . . . .
Installing the Printer Software in Your Macintosh
Installing the printer software . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Chooser to select your printer . . . .
Chapter 3
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Starting to Print
Loading Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2
Printing With Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5
Printing With a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-8
Chapter 4
Using the Printer Software for Windows
The Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessing the Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
From Windows applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
From Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0 . . . . . . . .
From Windows 3.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making Changes to Printer Driver Settings . . . . . . . .
Using the Automatic Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Predefined Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Customizing the Print Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making the Media Type Setting . . . . . . . . . . . .
Modifying the Printout Style (Windows 95 & NT 4.0)
Using EPSON Printer Utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EPSON Status Monitor 2 (for Windows 95) . . . . . .
Nozzle Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Head Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Print Head Alignment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printer and Option Information . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Speed & Progress (for Windows 95) . . . . . . . . . .
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Checking Printer Status (for Windows 95 and 3.1) . .
Understanding the EPSON Spool Manager . . . .
Using EPSON Status Monitor 2 (for Windows 95)
Getting Information Through Online Help . . . . . .
Accessing help from your application . . . . . . .
Accessing help from Windows 95 or NT 4.0 . . . .
Accessing help from Windows 3.1 . . . . . . . . .
Chapter 5
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Using the Printer Software for Macintosh
The Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Making Changes to Printer Driver Settings .
Using the Automatic Setting . . . . . . .
Using the Predefined Settings . . . . . . .
Customizing the Print Settings . . . . . .
Saving your settings . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using your saved settings . . . . . . . . .
Changing the Paper Size . . . . . . . . . .
Defining a Custom Paper Size . . . . . . .
Modifying the Printout Method and Style
Using EPSON Printer Utilities . . . . . . . . .
EPSON StatusMonitor . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Nozzle Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Head Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Print Head Alignment . . . . . . . . . . .
Controlling Background Printing . . . . . . .
Chapter 6
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Printing on Special Paper
Choosing Special Paper and Other Media
About special media cleaning sheets .
Loading Special Paper and Other Media .
Loading Envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading Transparencies . . . . . . . . . .
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Maintenance and Transportation
Replacing an Ink Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-2
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-8
Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9
Chapter 8
Troubleshooting
Diagnosing the Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Error indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Status Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printer operation check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Power supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper handling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printer utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Increasing the Print Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using DMA transfer (for Windows 95) . . . . . . . . .
Uninstalling Printer Software (Windows 95) . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Head Cleaning utility . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aligning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ink Cartridge Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Contacting Customer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland users
For Australian users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Singapore users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Hong Kong users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Philippines users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix A Tips for Color Printing
Basics of Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Image Resolution and Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Basics of Color Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Appendix B Specifications
Technical Specifications
Printing . . . . . . .
Paper . . . . . . . .
Ink cartridges . . .
Mechanical . . . . .
Electrical . . . . . .
Environmental . . .
Initialization . . . .
Safety approvals . .
Interface Specifications
Parallel interface . .
Serial interface . . .
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Glossary
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Safety Instructions
Important Safety Instructions
Read all of these instructions and save them for later reference.
Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer.
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Do not place the printer on an unstable surface or near a
radiator or heat source.
Place the printer on a flat surface. The printer will not
operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle.
Do not block or cover the openings in the printer’s cabinet.
Do not insert objects through the slots.
Use only the type of power source indicated on the printer’s
label.
Connect all equipment to properly grounded power
outlets. Avoid using outlets on the same circuit as
photocopiers or air control systems that regularly switch
on and off.
Do not use a damaged or frayed power cord.
If you use an extension cord with the printer, make sure
the total ampere rating of the devices plugged into the
extension cord does not exceed the cord’s ampere rating.
Also, make sure the total ampere rating of all devices
plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the wall
outlet’s ampere rating.
Unplug the printer before cleaning. Clean with a damp
cloth only. Do not spill liquid on the printer.
Except as specifically explained in this guide, do not
attempt to service the printer yourself.
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Unplug the printer and refer servicing to qualified service
personnel under the following conditions:
If the power cord or plug is damaged; if liquid has entered
the printer; if the printer has been dropped or the cabinet
damaged; if the printer does not operate normally or
exhibits a distinct change in performance. Adjust only those
controls that are covered by the operating instructions.
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If you plan to use the printer in Germany, observe the
following:
To provide adequate short-circuit protection and over-current
protection for this printer, the building installation must be
protected by a 16 Amp circuit breaker.
Bei Anschluß des Druckers an die Stromversorgung muß
sichergestellt werden, daß die Gebäudeinstallation mit
einem 16 A-Überstromschalter abgesichert ist.
A few precautions
Even if you are familiar with other types of printers, be sure to
read through the following list of precautions before operating
your ink jet printer.
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Do not put your hand inside the printer or touch the ink
cartridges during printing.
Do not move the print head by hand; otherwise you may
damage the printer.
Under normal circumstances, ink will not come out of the
cartridges. If it does get on your skin, wash it off with soap
and water. If it gets in your eyes, flush them immediately
with water.
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children.
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Do not dismantle the ink cartridges or try to refill them.
This could damage the print head.
Once you install an ink cartridge, do not open the clamp or
remove the cartridge except to replace it with a new one.
The cartridge may become unusable otherwise.
Install the ink cartridge immediately after you remove it
from its package. Leaving the cartridge unpacked for a long
time before use may reduce print quality.
Do not use an ink cartridge beyond the date printed on the
cartridge carton. For best results, use up the ink cartridges
within six months of installing them.
Do not shake an ink cartridge; this can cause leakage.
Always turn the printer off using the P power button.
When this button is pressed, the P power light flashes
briefly. Do not unplug the printer or turn off the power to
the outlet until the P power light is off.
Before transporting the printer, make sure the print head is
capped in the far right position and the ink cartridges are in
place.
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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, and copiers in an effort to reduce air pollution
caused by power generation.
For United Kingdom Users
Use of options
EPSON (UK) Limited shall not be liable against any damages
or problems arising from the use of any options or consumable
products other than those designated as Original EPSON
Products or EPSON Approved Products by EPSON (UK)
Limited.
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Warning: This appliance must be earthed. Refer to rating plate
for voltage and check that the appliance voltage corresponds to
the supply voltage.
Important: The wires in the mains lead fitted to this appliance
are coloured in accordance with the following code:
Green and yellow — Earth
Blue — Neutral
Brown — Live
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If you have to fit a plug:
As the colours of the mains lead of this appliance may not
match coloured markings used to identify the terminals in a
plug, please proceed as follows:
The green and yellow wire must be connected to the terminal
in the plug which is marked with the letter E or the Earth
symbol (G).
The blue wire must be connected to the terminal in the plug
marked with the letter N.
The brown wire must be connected to the terminal in the plug
marked with the letter L.
If damage occurs to the plug, replace the cord set or consult a
qualified electrician.
Replace fuses only with a fuse of the correct size and rating.
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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.
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When using your printer with a PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
When using your printer with a Macintosh . . . . . . . . .
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Consumable products . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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paper support extension
paper support
edge guides
sheet feeder
printer cover
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output tray
output tray
extension
ink cartridge clamps
load/eject
button
adjust lever
paper out
light
power
light
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color ink out
light
black ink out
light
print head
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Button
Function
P
Turns the printer on and off.
power
Loads or ejects paper if pressed and released within
two seconds. Resumes printing if pressed after a
paper out error.
E
load/eject
Moves the print head to the replacement position if
pressed for about three seconds while the B or A ink
out light is flashing or on. Returns the print head to its
home position after ink cartridge replacement.
Performs print head cleaning if pressed for about three
seconds when both the B and A ink out lights are off.
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Lights
The lights on the front of the printer indicate the printer status,
such as receiving data, paper jam, or low on ink. The following
table describes what the lights mean.
P
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B A
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-
F
-
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N
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F
O
O
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F
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N
Printer Status
Printer is on.
Receiving data, replacing an ink cartridge,
charging ink, or cleaning the print head.
Paper out. Load paper in the sheet feeder; then
press the E load/eject button to resume printing.
Paper jam. Take all the paper out of the sheet
feeder, reload the paper, then press the E
load/eject button. If the light continues to flash, turn
off the printer and gently pull out any paper that
may be jammed in the printer.
Ink low. The black ink cartridge is nearly empty.
Obtain a black ink cartridge (S020093).
Ink out. The black ink cartridge is empty. Replace
the black ink cartridge (S020093).
Ink low. The color ink cartridge is nearly empty.
Obtain a color ink cartridge (S020110).
Ink out. The color ink cartridge is empty. Replace
the color ink cartridge (S020110).
N = on, O = off, F = flashing, - = irrelevant
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System Requirements
When using your printer with a PC
To use your printer with a PC, you need Microsoft Windows
3.1, Windows for Workgroups, Windows 95, or Windows NT
4.0; and a shielded, twisted-pair parallel cable.
To install and use the printer software (printer driver and
utilities) included on the CD-ROM or floppy disk packed with
your printer, your system should meet the following
requirements:
Minimum system
80386/25 MHz processor
for Windows 3.1
80486/25MHz processor for
Windows 95 and
NT 4.0
Recommended system
Pentium or higher processor
* For Windows NT, Intel or Intel x86
compatible processors only
16MB RAM
32MB RAM or more
20MB hard disk space
50MB or more free hard disk space
VGA monitor
VGA or better monitor
Your computer dealer can help you update your system if it
does not meet these requirements.
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The following are the hardware and system requirements that
must be met to use this printer with a Macintosh.
Applicable computer models (as of July 1, 1997)
Macintosh LC II, LC III, LC475, LC520, LC575, LC630
Macintosh IIcx, IIci, IIsi, IIvi, IIvx
Macintosh Quadra Series
Macintosh Centris Series
Macintosh PowerBook Series (excluding PowerBook 100)
Macintosh PowerBook Duo Series
Macintosh Performa Series
Power Macintosh Series
Interface cables
To use your printer with a Macintosh, you need a standard
Apple System Peripheral-8 cable (8-pin mini-DIN) or
equivalent.
Environment
Minimum system
Recommended system
System 7.1
System 7.5 or later
5MB of available memory
10MB of available memory
when BG is on
8MB or more of available memory
16MB or more of available memory when
BG is on
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and kind of applications that are open. To see how much memory
is available, choose About This Macintosh from the Apple menu
and refer to the memory size (listed in kilobytes) under “Largest
Unused Block” (1,024K=1MB).
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The memory requirements above are for printing on letter size
paper. These requirements may vary depending on the size of the
paper, the type of application you are using, and the complexity of
the document you want to print.
In addition to these system and memory requirements, you
also need 8MB of free hard disk space to install your printer
software. To print, you need extra hard disk space amounting
to about double the size of the file you want to print.
Options and Consumable Products
Options
The following options are available for use with your printer.
Interface cables
EPSON supplies several types of interface cable. You can use
any interface cable that meets the specifications listed below.
See your computer manual for any additional requirements.
Parallel Interface Cable (shielded) C83602] from D-SUB 25-pin
(computer) to 36-pin Amphenol 57 series (printer)
Note:
The asterisk (]) is a substitute for the last digit of the product
number, which varies by country.
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Ink cartridges
Black ink cartridge
Color ink cartridge
S020093
S020110
EPSON special media
Most plain paper works well in your printer. In addition, you
can use paper specifically designed for ink jet printers. The
quality of the printout depends on the type of paper used. See
the table below for the names and product numbers of the
different types of EPSON special media available.
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (A4)
EPSON360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (Letter)
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (A3)
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (A4)
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (Letter)
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (Legal)
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (A3)
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper (A4)
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper (Letter)
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper (A3)
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A4)
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (Letter)
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A3)
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A6)
S041059
S041025
S041060
S041028
S041065
S041046
S041061
S041026
S041062
S041029
S041067
S041048
S041068
S041045
S041126
S041124
S041125
S041071
S041072
S041073
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EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Card (A6)
S041054
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Card (5 × 8 in.)
S041121
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Card (8 × 10 in.)
S041122
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies (A4)
S041063
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies (Letter)
S041064
EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheet (A4) S041106
EPSON Photo Paper (4 × 6 in.)
S041134
EPSON Photo Paper (A4)
S041140
EPSON Photo Paper (Letter)
S041141
EPSON Photo Paper (A3)
S041142
EPSON Photo Stickers (A6)
S041144
EPSON Panoramic Photo Paper (210 × 594 mm) S041145
EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper (A4) S041154
EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper(Letter) S041153
S041155
Note:
The availability of special media varies by country.
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Ink jet printers are particularly sensitive to the condition of the
paper. Keep unused paper in its original packaging and store it
in a cool, dark place.
Before using these media, see page 4-10 or 5-4 for details of the
media type settings, and page 6-4 for the loading capacity of
different types of special media. Also read the instruction
sheets packed with your special media.
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Unpacking the Printer
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Choosing a Place for the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using a printer stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Attaching the Paper Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Plugging in the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installing the Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Connecting the Printer to Your PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installing the Printer Software in Your PC . . . . . .
Installing in Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0 . .
Installing in Windows 95 (using plug-and-play)
Installing in Windows 3.1 . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Using Your Printer on a Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
With Windows 95 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
With Windows NT 4.0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Installing the printer software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Chooser to select your printer . . . . . . . . . . .
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Your printer box should contain a CD-ROM, which includes
the printer driver software that runs your printer, and the
following items:
paper support
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power cord
black ink cartridge
color ink cartridge
In some locations, the power cord comes attached to the
printer. The shape of the AC plug varies by country; be sure
the plug included is the right shape for your location.
Remove all protective materials packed with your printer
before you set it up and turn on the power. Follow the
instructions inserted with the printer to remove these materials.
Save all packaging and protective materials in case you need to
transport the printer later.
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Follow the guidelines listed below when placing your printer.
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Place the printer on a flat, stable surface. The printer will
not operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle.
Place the printer close enough to the computer for the
interface cable to reach it easily.
Leave adequate room for easy operation and maintenance.
Leave enough room on the table at the front of the printer
to lower the output tray.
Avoid using or storing the printer in places subject to rapid
changes in temperature and humidity. Also keep it away
from direct sunlight, strong light, or heat sources.
Avoid places subject to shocks and vibrations.
Place the printer near a wall outlet where the plug can be
easily unplugged.
Note for French-speaking users:
Placez l’imprimante près d’une prise de contacte où la fiche peut
être débranchée facilement.
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Avoid electrical outlets controlled by wall switches or
automatic timers. If you must use electrical outlets
controlled by wall switches, do not use the wall switches to
control them. Also, avoid outlets on the same circuit as
large motors or other appliances that can cause fluctuations
in line voltage.
Keep the entire computer system away from potential
sources of electromagnetic interference, such as
loudspeakers or the base units of cordless telephones.
Use a grounded power outlet; do not use an adapter plug.
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When using a printer stand, note the following:
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Use a stand that can support at least 31.0 kg (68.3 lb).
Never use a stand that tilts the printer. The printer should
always be kept level.
Attaching the Paper Support
Insert the paper support into the slot at the rear of the printer as
shown below.
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1. Check the label on the back of the printer to make sure the
voltage required by the printer matches that of the
electrical outlet into which you will be plugging it. Also,
make sure that you have the correct power cable for your
power source.
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Caution:
It is not possible to change the printer’s voltage. If the
rated voltage and your outlet voltage do not match,
contact your dealer for assistance. Do not plug in the
power cord.
2. If the power cord is not attached to the printer, connect it to
the AC inlet on the back of the printer.
3. Plug the power cord into a properly grounded electrical outlet.
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Warning:
The ink cartridges are self-contained units. Under ordinary
conditions of use, ink will not leak from a cartridge. If ink does
get on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and
water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with
water.
Install the ink cartridges as follows:
Note:
q Do not open the ink cartridge packages until just before you
install them, or the ink may dry up.
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Always use new ink cartridges. Reinstalling partially empty ink
cartridges causes the printer to send inaccurate information to the
Status Monitor regarding the amount of ink remaining.
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1. Lower the output tray at the front of the printer; then, holding
the center edge of the cover, open the printer cover.
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The print head moves to the ink cartridge installment position
on the left-hand side. The P power light flashes and the B
and A ink out lights come on.
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Do not move the print head by hand; otherwise you may
damage the printer.
3. Lift up the two ink cartridge clamps.
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4. Open the ink cartridge packages. Next, remove the yellow
tape seals only from each cartridge as shown below.
Do not remove the white
portion of the tape
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black ink cartridge
(S020093)
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cartridges. If you attempt to print using a cartridge
with the yellow tape seal still attached, the cartridge
may become unusable. It’s OK if the yellow tape does
not completely tear off along the dotted line.
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color ink cartridge
(S020110)
Do not remove the white portion of the tape seal from
the top of the cartridge; otherwise, the cartridge may
become clogged and you cannot print with it.
Do not remove the tape seal from the bottom of the
cartridge; otherwise, ink will leak.
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5. Lower the cartridges into their holders with the labels face-up
and the arrow marks pointing to the rear. The (larger) color
cartridge goes on the right and the (smaller) black ink
cartridge goes on the left.
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Install both ink cartridges. If either of the cartridges is not
installed, the printer will not work.
6. Press the ink cartridge clamps down until they lock in place.
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Once you install the ink cartridges, do not open their
clamps again until you replace the ink cartridges.
Otherwise, the cartridges may become unusable.
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7. Press the R cleaning button; then close the printer cover.
The printer moves the print head and begins charging the
ink delivery system. During the ink charging process, the P
power light flashes.
Note:
Even if you do not press the R cleaning button, the printer
moves the print head and begins the ink charging process about
60 seconds after you install the cartridges.
The ink charging process takes about two minutes to complete,
during which time the printer produces a variety of
mechanical sounds. These sounds are normal. When the ink
delivery system has been charged, the P power light stops
flashing.
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Caution:
Never turn off the printer while the P power light is
flashing. Doing so can result in incomplete charging of ink
and you will not be able to print with the printer.
The life of a cartridge depends on the amount of text and
graphics you print. The life of a color ink cartridge depends on
the amount and the number of colors used in your documents.
Note:
When the ink runs out, see “Replacing an Ink Cartridge” on page 7-2.
Now you are ready to connect the printer to your computer.
To connect the printer to your PC, see the following section.
To connect it to your Macintosh, see page 2-25.
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To connect the printer to your computer using the built-in
parallel interface, you will need a shielded, twisted-pair
parallel cable. To connect the printer to a Macintosh, see page
2-25.
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Follow the steps below to connect the printer to the computer:
1. Make sure both the printer and computer are turned off.
2. Plug the cable connector securely into the printer’s interface
connector. Then squeeze the wire clips together until they
lock in place on both sides. If your cable has a ground wire,
connect it to the ground connector below the interface
connector.
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interface. If there is a ground wire at the computer end of
the cable, connect it to the ground connector at the back of
the computer.
Now see the next section for instructions on installing the
printer software. You must install the printer software
before using your printer.
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Installing the Printer Software in Your PC
After connecting the printer to your computer, install the
Windows printer software. It is included on the“Printer
Software for EPSON STYLUS PHOTO EX” CD-ROM shipped
with your printer.
Your printer software includes:
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Printer driver
The printer driver gives you complete control over your
printer. With it, you can make settings such as Print
Quality, Media Type, and Paper Size.
Utilities
The Nozzle Check, Head Cleaning, and Print Head
Alignment utilities help you to keep your printer in top
operating condition. The Status Monitor utility allows you
to check the current status of your printer.
Online help
Online help gives you instant on-screen access to detailed
information and instructions on how to use your printer.
EPSON Status Monitor 2 (for Windows 95)
The EPSON Status Monitor 2 allows you to view printer
status information such as the amount of ink remaining,
and check for any printer errors.
HIGH QUALITY IMAGES (for Windows 95 and NT 4.0)
HIGH QUALITY IMAGES allows you to see the kind of
high-quality printout available from the EPSON STYLUS
PHOTO EX quickly and easily. See the booklet packed with
the CD-ROM for more information.
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If you are using the floppy disk version of the software, make a
backup copy of the EPSON printer software disk before you
begin installation. If you wish to make a floppy disk version of
the printer software on your CD-ROM, you can use the driver
disk creation utility included on the CD. See below for
Windows 95 and NT 4.0, or page 2-18 for Windows 3.1.
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Installing in Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0
Follow the steps below to install the printer software in
Windows 95 or NT 4.0.
Note for Windows NT 4.0 users:
Printer driver installation may require network administration
privileges. Ask your network administrator for more details.
1. Make sure Windows 95 or NT 4.0 is running and the printer
is off.
2. Insert the printer software CD in the CD-ROM drive (if you
use the floppy disk version, insert it in a disk drive). If the
dialog box below appears, double-click Install Printer
Driver/Utility; or you can also install by selecting Install
Printer Driver/Utility and then clicking the arrow on the top
right.
Double-click
here to
install.
Double-click here
to make a floppy
disk version of the
printer software.
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Click here
to quit.
Click here
to get help
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If this dialog box does not appear, double-click the My
Computer icon, then double-click the CD-ROM drive icon
(or floppy disk drive icon for floppy disk users). If this
dialog box appears, double-click Install Printer
Driver/Utility.
If this dialog box still does not appear, double-click the
Setup.exe icon. You may need to use the arrows to scroll
through the folder to find it.
3. If the dialog box below appears, click OK to start the printer
software installation.
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4. When the installation is complete, click OK again.
5. For Windows 95, the EPSON Status Monitor 2 utility
installation starts automatically.
Note:
You can stop the EPSON Status Monitor 2 utility
installation by clicking the Cancel button. If you want to
install it later, see "Installing the EPSON Status Monitor 2
utility" on page 4-29.
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Installation time varies, depending on your computer system.
Your printer software is now installed. The installation
program automatically selects this printer as the default printer
for Windows applications.
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If you use your printer on a network, you need to set up your
printer as a remote printer. See page 2-20 (for Windows 95) or
page 2-22 (for Windows NT4.0).
Before using the printer software, read the README file
located in the EPSON (Printers) folder. For information on
opening and using the software, see “Printing With Windows”
in Chapter 3, and Chapter 4, “Using the Printer Software for
Windows” for using the utilities and further information on the
printer driver.
Installing in Windows 95 (using plug-and-play)
Follow these steps to install the printer software using
Windows 95 plug-and-play capabilities.
Note:
To install the printer software using Windows 95 plug-and-play
capabilities, your computer’s parallel port must be an IEEE 1284
compatible, bidirectional parallel port. See your computer
documentation for more information.
1. Make sure the printer is connected to the computer’s parallel
port.
2. Turn off your printer and computer, if necessary.
3. Turn on the printer first; then turn on the computer. Your
computer begins loading Windows 95.
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4. If you defined a password, enter it at the prompt. You see the
New Hardware Found screen.
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If this screen does not appear, click Cancel and follow the
installation procedure on page 2-13 instead.
5. Make sure your printer model name is displayed on the
screen. Then click the Driver from disk provided by
hardware manufacturer button. Do not select any of the
other buttons.
6. Click OK. You see the Install From Disk screen.
7. Insert the printer software CD shipped with your printer in
the CD-ROM drive. Depending on the country, the
CD-ROM may contain a multiple-language version of the
printer software.
First try typing D:\Win95 and clicking OK. If an error
message does not appear, proceed to step 8. If an error
message appears, click OK to return to the Install From
Disk screen. Type D:\ then specify your preferred language
by typing English, Francais, German, Italian, Portugal, or
Spanish, followed by \Win95. Click OK.
(If your CD-ROM drive uses a drive letter other than “D”,
substitute the appropriate letter.)
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If you use the floppy disk version, insert it in a disk drive.
Type A:\Win95 and click OK. If you inserted the floppy
disk in a drive other than drive “A”, substitute the
appropriate letter.
8. At the next screen you can type a unique name for the printer
in the Printer name box. We recommend that you keep the
model name as shown. The program will copy the files to
your hard disk and add an icon to the Printers folder using
the printer name you assign. To use this printer as the
default printer for Windows 95 applications, select Yes.
(No is the default setting.)
9. Click Finish.
Note:
The EPSON Status Monitor 2 utility installation starts
automatically. You can stop the installation by clicking the
Cancel button. If you want to install it later, see "Installing the
Status Monitor 2 utility" on page 4-29.
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If you use the floppy disk version, click OK when the
installation is completed.
Your printer software is now installed. Before using the printer
software, be sure to read the README file located in the
EPSON folder. For information on opening and using the
software, see “Printing With Windows” in Chapter 3, and
Chapter 4, “Using the Printer Software for Windows” for using
the utilities and further information on the printer driver.
If you use your printer on a network with Windows 95, see
page 2-20.
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Follow these steps to install the software in Windows 3.1:
1. Make sure Windows 3.1 is running and the Program Manager
window is open.
2. Insert the EPSON printer software CD shipped with your
printer in the CD-ROM drive (if you use the floppy disk
version, insert it in a disk drive).
3. Choose Run from the File menu. You see the Run dialog box.
In the Command Line box, type D:\EPSETUP; and click OK
(if the CD-ROM drive has a drive letter other than “D”,
substitute the appropriate letter).
If you are using the floppy disk version, type A:\SETUP;
and click OK (if the floppy disk drive has a drive letter
other than “A”, substitute the appropriate letter).
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4. If the dialog box below appears, double-click Install Printer
Driver/Utility; or you can also install by selecting Install
Printer Driver/Utility and then clicking the arrow on the top
right.
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information.
5. Select your printer icon in the EPSON Printer Utility Setup
dialog box. Click OK. The installation program begins
copying the printer software files.
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6. When the installation is complete, click OK to exit the
installation program.
The installation program automatically selects this printer as
the default printer for Windows applications.
Before using the printer software, be sure to read the README
file located in the EPSON group. For information on opening
and using the printer driver, see “Printing With Windows” in
Chapter 3, and Chapter 4, “Using the Printer Software for
Windows” for using the utilities and further information on the
printer driver.
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Using Your Printer on a Network
With Windows 95
To use your printer over a network with Windows 95, you
must set up the computer to which the printer is connected (the
print server) and also set up the other computers on the
network which will use the computer (the client computers).
To set up the print server so that the printer is shared across the
network, see your Windows 95 documentation.
The instructions below explain how to set up your Windows 95
as a client computer to use your printer, after you have set up
the print server.
1. Make sure your printer software is installed (see page 2-13 if
it is not installed).
2. Double-click the My Computer icon.
3. Double-click the Printers folder.
4. Right-click the icon of your printer, and click Properties.
5. Click the Details tab. Then click the Add Port button.
Click this tab.
Then click here.
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7. Double-click the icon of the computer that is directly
connected to the printer. Then click the icon of the printer
you plan to use on the network.
Select the computer
that is connected to
the printer.
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8. Click OK and follow the messages on the screen.
Now you can use the printer connected to the print server over
the network from the client computer.
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With Windows NT 4.0
To use your printer over a network with Windows NT 4.0, you
must set up the computer to which the printer is connected (the
print server) and also set up the other computers on the
network which will use the computer (the client computers).
To set up the print server so that the printer is shared across the
network, see your Windows NT 4.0 documentation.
The instructions below explain how to set up your Windows
NT 4.0 as a client computer to use your printer, after you have
set up the print server.
1. Make sure your printer software is installed (see page 2-13 if
it is not installed).
2. Click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers.
3. Double-click the Add Printer icon.
4. Click the Network printer radio button. Click Next.
5. Select the print queue where print jobs destined for this
printer will be sent, or select the network path to the printer.
Note:
Be sure to confirm all network settings with the network
administrator.
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6. If the following dialog box appears, click OK and go to the
next step.
If this dialog box does not appear, your printer is set up
and ready to accept print jobs over the network, see
Chapter 3 for information on how to start printing.
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8. Insert the printer software CD or floppy disk in the
appropriate drive.
9. For the English version of the CD-ROM, type D:\WINNT40
and click OK. For the multiple-language version CD-ROM,
type D:\ followed by your preferred language: English,
Francais, German, Italian, Portugal, or Spanish. Then
type \WINNT40, and click OK. (If you inserted the CD in a
drive other than drive “D”, substitute the appropriate
letter.)
If you use the floppy disk version of the printer software, type
A:\WINNT40 and click OK. (If you inserted the floppy disk
other than “A”, substitute the appropriate letter.)
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10. Select your printer in the dialog box below and follow the
on-screen instructions.
Select the model of
your printer.
Note for Windows NT 4.0 users:
If your printer does not print correctly as a remote printer, the
following procedure may help you solve the problem.
1. Install the Windows NT 4.0 printer software in your
computer as described on page 2-13.
2. Click Start, and select Settings and Printers.
3. Right-click the icon of your printer, and click Properties.
4. Select a printer port other than LPT1 in the Port menu.
5. From the DOS prompt, type the network path to your printer,
for example;
C:\net use lpt2: \\epserver\printer
then press the Enter key. If you selected a port other than
lpt2: in step 4, substitute this port for “lpt2” in the
command above. You should also substitute the name of
your print server for “epserver”, and the name of the
printer, as defined on the print server, for “printer”.
6. Restart your computer.
Note:
If you need to cancel this setting, type /d instead of the network path
to your printer in step 5, for example, C:\net use lpt2: /d.
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Connecting the Printer to Your Macintosh
To use the printer’s built-in serial interface, you will need
an Apple System Peripheral-8 cable. Read the following steps
to connect the printer to your Macintosh:
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1. Make sure both your printer and Macintosh are turned off.
2. Connect one end of the interface cable to the serial connector
on the back of the printer.
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3. Connect the other end of the interface cable to either the
modem port or printer port on the Macintosh. The ports are
marked with the following icons.
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4. Turn on the printer by pressing the P power button.
5. Turn on your Macintosh.
See below for instructions on installing the printer software.
You must install the printer software before using your printer.
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Always use the EPSON STYLUS PHOTO EX Macintosh printer
software when printing with your printer. This software is
specially designed to allow easy access to all the features of the
printer.
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Caution:
Turn off all virus protection programs before you install your
printer software.
Installing the printer software
Follow the steps below to install your printer software. If you
are using the floppy disk version, make a backup copy of the
EPSON Macintosh printer software disk before you begin
installation.
1. Turn on your Macintosh and insert the EPSON printer
software CD shipped with your printer into its CD-ROM
drive (if you use the floppy disk version, insert it in a disk
drive).
The EPSON printer software disk opens automatically and,
depending on the country, displays either a single installer
icon or separate folders containing installer icons for
several languages. Double-click the Installer icon if it is
displayed, or open the folder for your preferred language,
then open the Disk 1 folder and double-click the installer
icon inside it.
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2. After the initial screen appears, click Continue to advance to
the following dialog box, where you can install all or some
of the software components included on your printer
software CD. For information on the included software, see
page 2-28.
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3. If you want to install all of the printer software included on
your printer software CD-ROM, make sure the Destination
Disk box shows the correct disk drive and click Install.
If you are low on disk space, select Custom Install from the
pop-up menu and click Serial Driver Package. Confirm
the destination for installation, then click Install.
Note:
Click the
button to get information on each component.
4. When a message appears informing you that installation is
finished, click Restart to complete the installation and
restart your computer.
Printer software components
Your printer software CD-ROM includes the following
software components:
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This is the printer driver software that gives you control
over your printer. With it, you can make settings such as
Print Quality, Media Type, and Paper Size.
EPSON Monitor3
Monitors and manages background printing jobs. You must
turn on background printing in the Chooser to use this
utility. For more information, see “Controlling Background
Printing” on page 5-25.
StatusMonitor
Keeps track of the current status of your printer, and alerts you
when printer errors occur. You can open it from the Utility
dialog box in the printer software. For more information, see
“Using EPSON Printer Utilities” on page 5-22
Nozzle Check
Checks the print head for clogging. You can open this
utility from the Utility dialog box in the printer software.
For more information, see “Using EPSON Printer Utilities”
on page 5-22.
Head Cleaning
Cleans the print head to maintain the best print quality.
You can open this utility from the Utility dialog box in the
printer software. For more information, see “Using EPSON
Printer Utilities” on page 5-22 , and “Cleaning the Print
Head” on page 8-30.
Print Head Alignment
Adjusts the print head so that vertical lines are aligned. You
can open this utility from the Utility dialog box in the
printer software. For more information, see “Using EPSON
Printer Utilities” on page 5-22, and “Aligning the Print
Head” on page 8-34.
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ColorSync 2.0 and Profiles
Matches the colors in your printout with the colors displayed
on your screen. Use this when printing scanned photographs or
computer graphics.
To use this feature, you may need to set the system profile for
your monitor. Access the ColorSync System Profile utility
through the Control Panel and click the Set Profile button.
Select your monitor from the list of monitors that appears, and
then click Select. Close the dialog box.
Using the Chooser to select your printer
After you install the printer software, you need to open the
Chooser to select your printer. You have to choose the printer
only the first time you use it or whenever you want to switch to
another printer. Your Macintosh will always print using the
last printer selected.
Note:
If you are using a Macintosh Quadra 950 or 900, you need to choose
Compatible in the Serial Switch dialog box before selecting your
printer from the Chooser. To open the Serial Switch dialog box, choose
Control Panel from the Apple menu, then choose Serial Switch.
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1. Make sure the printer is connected to your Macintosh and is
turned on.
2. Choose Chooser from the Apple menu. Then click the icon
corresponding to your printer and the port your printer is
connected to. If you don’t see the appropriate icon, use the
arrows on the right to scroll through the available icons.
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If you are using AppleTalk on the printer port, select the
modem port or leave AppleTalk inactive.
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If you are using AppleTalk on the modem port, select the
printer port or leave AppleTalk inactive.
If you are using your Macintosh in an Ethernet environment,
you can connect your printer to either the printer port or
modem port and leave AppleTalk active.
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Do not make AppleTalk inactive if the Macintosh is
connected to an AppleTalk network. However, if your
Macintosh has a 68030 microprocessor CPU, make
AppleTalk inactive whenever you print with the EPSON
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3. Click the Background Printing radio buttons to turn
background printing on or off.
When background printing is on, you can use your
Macintosh while it is preparing a document for printing.
You must turn on background printing to use the EPSON
Monitor 3 utility to manage print jobs. For more
information, see “Using EPSON Printer Utilities” on page
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4. Close the Chooser.
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Loading Paper
The following procedure describes how to load plain paper
into the printer.
You can also print on special media including ink jet paper,
transparencies, photo-quality glossy film or paper, envelopes,
index cards, and adhesive sheets. For details on using such
kinds of media, see Chapter 6, “Printing on Special Paper.”
1. Lower the output tray at the front of the printer and slide out
the extension.
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2. Slide the left edge guide so that the distance between the edge
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If you load long paper (for example, legal size paper), pull up
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4. Load the stack of paper with the printable surface up, the
paper top edge first and the right edge of the paper stack
resting against the right side of the sheet feeder.
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5. Slide the left edge guide against the left edge of the paper
stack. Make sure the paper stack fits under both the edge
guide tab and arrow mark as shown below.
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Printing With Windows
To get started with printing right away, follow the printing
method explained below, which is typical of many Windows
applications. The actual way you print may vary depending
on the application you use. See your application manual for
details. See page 3-8 for information on printing with a
Macintosh.
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Note:
While many Windows applications override the settings made with
the printer driver, some do not, so you must verify the settings to get
the results you expect.
1. From your application, open the document you want to print.
2. Click Print on the File menu. The Print dialog box (or a
similar dialog box) appears.
3. Make sure your printer is selected and then click Printer,
Setup, Properties, or Options. You may need to click more
than one of these buttons in different dialog boxes. The
printer software window appears.
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4. Click the Main tab if necessary, and make sure the Mode
option is set to Automatic.
Note:
When Automatic is selected, the printer software optimizes
other settings according to the Media Type and Ink settings you
make.
5. Click anywhere in the Media Type box, and select the media
you loaded in the printer. If you don’t see your media in
the list, use the arrow on the right to scroll through the list.
See “Making the Media Type Setting” on page 4-10 for
more information.
Note:
Depending on the Media Type you choose, a slide bar appears in
the Mode box that lets you choose Quality or Speed. Select
Quality when print quality is more important than speed.
6. Select Color as the Ink setting if your document includes
color. Select Black if you are printing black text, a draft, or
if you want colors to print as varying shades of gray.
7. Click the Paper tab. The Paper menu appears.
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8. Select the size of the paper you loaded in the printer from the
Paper Size list. If you don’t see your paper size in the list,
use the arrow on the right to scroll through the list.
Note:
If your paper size is not included in the list, select User Defined
and enter the paper size in the dialog box that appears. For
information on the User Defined option, see online help.
9. Make the Orientation setting. The effect of your setting is
shown in the display to the left.
10. Click OK at the bottom of the window. You return to the
Print dialog box (or a similar dialog box).
11. Click Close, OK, or Print to print. You may need to click
more than one of these buttons in different dialog boxes.
For Windows 95 and 3.1 users:
While your document is printing, the EPSON Despooler dialog
box (Windows 3.1) or the EPSON Progress Meter (Windows
95) appears, showing the printing progress and the status of
your printer. For details, see “Checking Printer Status” on page
4-21 and online help.
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To get started printing right away, follow the printing method
explained below, which is typical of many Macintosh
applications. The actual way you print may vary depending on
the application you use. See your application manual for
details. If you are printing from Windows applications, see the
previous section.
Note:
While many Macintosh applications override the settings made with
the printer driver, some do not, so you must verify the settings to get
the results you expect.
1. From your application, open the document you want to print.
2. Choose Page Setup from the File menu. This brings up the
dialog box shown below.
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3. Select the paper size you loaded in the printer from the
Paper Size list.
4. Select
Portrait or
Landscape as the orientation option.
5. After making your settings, click the OK button to close the
Page Setup dialog box.
Note:
You cannot print from the Page Setup dialog box. You can only
print from the Print dialog box.
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6. Choose Print from the File menu. This brings up the dialog
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Note:
When Automatic is selected, the printer software optimizes
other settings according to the Media Type and Ink settings you
make.
8. Select the type of paper you loaded in the printer from the
Media Type list. See page 5-4 for information.
Note:
Depending on the Media Type you choose, a slide bar appears in
the Mode box that lets you choose Quality or Speed. Select
Quality when print quality is more important than speed.
9. Select Color as the Ink option if your document includes
color. Select Black if you are printing black text, a draft, or
if you want colors to print as varying shades of gray.
10. Click Print to start printing.
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The Printer Software
The printer software includes a printer driver and printer
utilities. The printer driver lets you choose from a wide variety
of settings to get the best results from your printer. The printer
utilities help you check the printer and keep it in top condition.
There are four levels of settings:
Automatic setting
The quickest and easiest way to
start printing. See page 4-5.
Predefined settings
More control over printer
settings according to the kind of
printout. See page 4-6.
Custom settings
Fit your individual needs. See
page 4-8.
Printout style settings
Convenient functions for setting
the printout method and style. See
page 4-12.
(Windows 95 and NT 4.0)
To check the condition of the printer or perform a maintenance
procedure, go to page 4-15.
Accessing the Printer Software
You can access the printer driver settings and printer utilities
directly from any Windows application, or from My Computer
(Windows 95 and NT 4.0) or Program Manager (Windows 3.1).
The print settings made in many Windows applications
override similar settings made in the printer driver, so in most
cases you should access the printer software from your
application to make sure that the settings are appropriate for
the document you want to print.
Note:
Online help is available for details about the printer driver settings.
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From Windows applications
How you should access the printer software varies depending
on the application, application version, and version of
Windows you are using. Read the following for a general idea
of how to access the software.
1. Choose Print or Print Setup from the File menu.
2. Click Printer, Setup, Properties, or Options in the dialog box
that appears. (You may need to click a combination of these
buttons.)
The Main, Paper, and Layout (for Windows 95 and NT 4.0)
menus contain the printer driver settings. The Utility menu
contains the printer utilities.
3. Click the corresponding tab at the top of the window to view
a menu.
For information on the printer driver settings, see online help
and pages 4-5 to 4-14. See page 4-15 for information on the
printer utilities.
From Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0
Follow these steps to access the printer software from My
Computer.
1. Double-click the My Computer icon.
2. Double-click the Printers folder.
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3. For Windows 95, right-click your printer icon, and click
Properties.
For Windows NT 4.0, right-click your printer icon, then
click Document Defaults.
The Main, Paper, and Layout menus contain the printer
driver settings. The Utility menu contains the printer
utilities.
4. Click the corresponding tab at the top of the window to view
a menu.
For information on the printer driver settings, see online help
and pages 4-5 to 4-14. See page 4-15 for information on the
printer utilities.
From Windows 3.1
Follow these steps to access the printer software from Program
Manager:
1. Double-click the Control Panel icon in the Main group.
2. Double-click the Printers icon.
3. Choose your printer from the Installed Printers list.
4. Choose Setup. You see the Main menu of the printer software
window. The Main and Paper menus contain the printer
driver settings. The Utility menu contains the printer
utilities.
5. Click the corresponding tab at the top of the window to view
a menu.
For information on the printer driver settings, see online help
and pages 4-5 to 4-14. See page 4-15 for information on the
printer utilities.
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Making Changes to Printer Driver Settings
Accessing the printer software will show you the following
printer driver setting menus (tabs) as well as the Utility menu.
Main
Paper
Layout
Mode, Media Type, Ink
Paper size, Copies, Orientation, Printable Area
Proportional Printing, Print Layout, Watermark
The layout menu is available only for Windows 95 and NT 4.0
users.
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Using the Automatic Setting
When Automatic is selected on the Main menu, the printer
driver takes care of all detailed settings according to the Media
Type and Ink settings you make (see page 4-10 for details on
the Media Type settings). So, Media Type and Ink are the only
settings you need to make by yourself. Most Windows
applications feature paper size and page layout settings which
override similar settings on the Paper menu, but if your
application does not, you should verify the settings on the
Paper menu.
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Depending on the media you choose in the Media Type list (while
Automatic is selected), a slide bar may appear in the Mode box that
lets you choose Quality or Speed. Select Quality when print
quality is more important than speed.
Online help provides more information about the printer driver
settings. See page 4-30 for instructions on using online help.
Using the Predefined Settings
The predefined settings are provided to help you optimize the
print settings for a particular kind of printout, such as
presentation documents or images taken by a video or digital
camera.
1. Click Advanced on the Main menu.
You will find the predefined settings in the list below the
Advanced button.
2. Select the most appropriate setting from the list according to
the type of document or image you will print.
When you choose a predefined setting, other settings such as
Print Quality, Halftoning, and Color are set automatically.
Changes are shown in the Current Settings display at the
bottom of the Main menu.
3. Before printing, be sure to verify the Media Type and Ink
settings, as they may be affected by the predefined setting
you select. See page 4-10 for more information on the
Media Type setting.
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The printer driver provides the following predefined settings:
Advanced Photo
Good for printing scanned photos and
digitally-captured images in high
quality. Also helps prevent the
misprinting of ink dots that may occur
due to the movement of the printer
head and paper.
Photo
Good for printing scanned photos.
Text/Graph
Good for printing presentation
documents such as graphs and charts
PhotoEnhance
Good for printing images captured
using a video, digital camera, or
scanner. EPSON PhotoEnhance and
PhotoEnhance2 automatically adjust
the contrast, saturation, and brightness
of the original image data to produce
sharper, more vivid color printouts.
The PhotoEnhance and PhotoEnhance2
settings do not affect your original
image data.
Note:
Printing with PhotoEnhance or
PhotoEnhance2 selected may increase the
print time, depending on your computer
system and the amount of data contained in
your image.
(for Windows 3.1) or
PhotoEnhance2
(for Windows 95 and
NT 4.0)
Text
Good for printing text-only documents
Economy
Good for printing drafts of text
ICM
ICM means Image Color Matching.
This feature automatically adjusts
printout colors to match colors on your
screen.
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Customizing the Print Settings
Many users will never need to make their own print settings
manually. However, if you need more control over the driver,
want to make the most detailed settings available, or just want
to experiment, see below.
1. Click Advanced on the Main menu and then click More
Settings. The More Settings dialog box appears:
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2. Select the Print Quality setting.
3. Select the Media Type that you loaded in the printer. See the
next section for details.
4. Choose Color or Black in the Ink option.
5. Make other settings. For details, see online help.
Note:
Some settings are enabled or disabled depending on the Print
Quality, Media Type, and Ink settings you make.
6. Click OK to apply your settings and return to the Main menu.
Click Cancel to return to the Main menu without applying
your settings.
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Saving your settings
To save your custom settings, click Save Settings on the Main
menu. The Custom Settings dialog box appears:
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Type a unique name for your custom settings in the Name box,
and click the Save button. Your settings will appear in the list
under the Advanced button on the Main menu.
Note:
q You cannot use a predefined setting name for your custom
settings.
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To delete a custom setting, click Save Settings on the Main
menu, select the setting in the Custom Settings dialog box and
then click Delete.
You cannot delete the predefined settings.
If you change the Media Type or Ink setting when one of your
custom settings is selected in the Advanced settings list on the
Main 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 settings list.
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Making the Media Type Setting
On the Main menu, select the Media Type setting that matches the
paper you loaded in the printer. See the following to determine
the Media Type setting (shown in bold) for your paper. First find
your paper, then click the corresponding Media Type setting.
Note:
If the corresponding Media Type option for your paper is not shown
in the Media Type list, change the Print Quality setting in the More
Settings dialog box, select Automatic as the Mode setting, or change
the predefined setting in the Advanced settings list on the Main menu.
Plain Paper
Plain paper
Envelopes
360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (A4)
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EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (Letter)
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EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (A3)
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Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (A4)
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (Letter)
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (Legal)
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (A3)
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EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Card (5 × 8 in.)
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Card (8 × 10 in.)
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Ink Jet Transparencies
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies (A4)
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies (Letter)
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Photo Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper (A4)
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper (Letter)
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper (A3)
EPSON Photo Paper (4 × 6 in.)
EPSON Photo Paper (A4)
EPSON Photo Paper (Letter)
EPSON Photo Paper (A3)
EPSON Panoramic Photo Paper (210 × 594 mm)
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Photo Quality Glossy Film
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A4)
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (Letter)
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A3)
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A6)
EPSON Photo Stickers (A6)
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Modifying the Printout Style (Windows 95 & NT 4.0)
The Orientation feature in the Paper menu and the Layout
menu allow you to make various print settings that affect the
way your document is printed and the look of your printout.
This section describes the features provided for Windows 95
and NT 4.0. For more details, see online help.
Using the Orientation feature (Paper menu)
The orientation box contains the Rotate by 180° setting.
paper
Check here to
minimize the blank
area at the bottom
of your printout.
The Rotate by 180° setting rotates your document 180 degrees
vertically, which allows you to print closer to the bottom edge.
This is possible because the printer’s minimum top margin is
smaller than the minimum bottom margin.
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Proportional Printing
Normal
Prints your document at its normal size.
Fit to Page
Proportionally enlarges or reduces the
size of your document to make it fit the
paper size you select in the Paper Size
list.
Custom
Allows you to manually define the
percentage you want to enlarge or
reduce an image. Click the arrows next
to the Proportion box to select a scaling
ratio from 10% to 400%.
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Print Layout (for Windows 95)
2 Pages/4 Pages
Prints 2 or 4 pages of your document
on a single piece of paper.
Page Order
Allows you to select the order of the
printed pages.
Print page frames
Allows you to print a frame around
each page on the sheet of paper. The
Print page frames feature is active if a
check appears in the check box.
Watermark
Check the Watermark check box to activate the currently
selected watermark and to enable the Watermark Settings
button, which opens the Watermark Settings dialog box.
In the Watermark Settings dialog box you can select from a list
of predefined watermarks, or you can select a bitmap (.BMP)
file as your own custom watermark. The Watermark Settings
dialog box also allows you to make a variety of detailed
watermark settings, for example you can select the size, color,
and position of your watermark.
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Using EPSON Printer Utilities
EPSON printer utilities allow you to perform some printer
maintenance from your screen. For Windows 95, utilities to
check the current printer status are also available. To access the
utilities, click the Utility tab in the printer software window,
then click the button for the utility you want to use. The
utilities are explained briefly below. For more details, see
online help.
For Windows 95
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For Windows 95
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For Windows 95
Note:
q The letter in parentheses after the utility name indicates the
shortcut key for that utility. Press Alt and the appropriate letter
on the keyboard to open that utility.
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While printing is in progress, pressing any of the utility buttons,
except the EPSON Status Monitor 2 button, may mar your
printouts.
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EPSON Status Monitor 2 (for Windows 95)
Provides you with printer status information, such as the
amount of ink remaining, and checks for printer errors.
This utility is available only if:
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q
q
You have installed the Status Monitor 2 (if not, see page
4-29),
The printer is connected directly to the host computer via
the parallel port (LPT1), and
Your system is configured to support bi-directional
communication.
The online help included with the EPSON Status Monitor 2
utility provides you with detailed information about using
EPSON Status Monitor 2. Click Help in the Printer Status
window.
Nozzle Check
Checks the print head nozzles for clogging. Check the nozzles if
you notice a decline in print quality, and also after cleaning to
confirm that the print head nozzles have been cleared. In case
the nozzle check indicates the print head needs cleaning, you
can access the Head Cleaning utility directly from the Nozzle
Check utility.
Head Cleaning
Cleans the print head. You may need to clean the head if you
notice a decline in print quality. Before and after print head
cleaning, use the Nozzle Check utility to check whether the
print head needs to be cleaned (again). You can access the
Nozzle Check utility directly from the Head Cleaning utility.
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Print Head Alignment
Aligns the print head. Use this utility if you notice your
printouts contain misaligned vertical lines while the High
Speed setting is turned on in the More Setting dialog box.
Note:
q Do not use the Nozzle Check, Head Cleaning, and Print Head
Alignment utilities with printers connected to your computer
through a network.
q
Do not use the Nozzle Check, Head Cleaning, and Print Head
Alignment utilities while printing is in progress; otherwise your
printout may be marred.
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Printer and Option Information
This utility allows the printer driver to confirm printer
configuration information. It also provides specific information
regarding certain characteristics of the printer such as Printer ID
(Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0 only).
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The information displayed in the Printer and Option
Information dialog box and the ability to update that
information automatically varies, depending on your system
setup. Under certain circumstances, you may need to input
some information manually. If a message appears in the
Current Settings window prompting you to enter settings, or if
you change the printer’s configuration, follow the steps below
to make the necessary settings manually:
1. Click the Settings Sheet button in the Printer and Option
Information dialog box to print out information about your
printer and options. This requires A4 or letter size paper.
You will see a printout similar to the one below.
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2. Make sure the settings in the utility match the information on
the printed Settings Sheet. If they do not match, correct the
settings on the screen to match the information on the
settings sheet.
3. Click OK to exit this menu and save your settings.
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Speed & Progress (for Windows 95)
You can make certain print speed settings to your system with
this button. Click the Speed & Progress button to view the
following dialog box and the settings that are described below.
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High Speed Copies
Turns on high-speed printing for multiple copies. This speeds
up printing by using your hard disk space as a cache when
printing multiple copies of your document.
Show Progress Meter
Displays the Progress Meter every time you print. See also
page 4-21.
EPSON Printer Port
Turns on the EPSON printer port, which is optimized for
EPSON printers, instead of the Windows default printer port.
This speeds up the data transfer rate to EPSON printers.
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DMA Transfer
A message may appear below the EPSON printer port setting
stating the DMA transfer capability of your system. If you do
not see a message, DMA transfer is not available on your
system.
One of the following messages may appear:
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High Speed (DMA) Transfer enabled.
DMA transfer is already enabled on your system.
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For higher data transfer rates, use DMA transfer.
You may be able to make printing faster by enabling DMA
transfer on your system. See page 8-26 for instructions
about how to enable DMA transfer.
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Checking Printer Status (for Windows 95 and 3.1)
When you send a print job to the printer, the Progress Meter
(Windows 95), or the Despooler (Windows 3.1) appears on
your computer screen.
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Appears only when
the Status Monitor
utillity is installed
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This meter shows the progress of the current print job and
provides printer status information when bidirectional
communication between the printer and computer is
established.
If you click the Detail button, you can open the Printer Status
window to obtain more detailed information.
Note:
The Progress Meter does not appear when Show Progress is turned
off in the Speed & Progress dialog box. See page 4-19 for information.
Stop
Cancels printing
Pause
Pauses printing until you press it again
Reprint
Restarts printing from the current page,
reprints the whole document, or holds
the document for printing later
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This dialog box shows the progress of the current print job.
You can also cancel, pause and resume, and restart selected
print jobs from the Progress Meter or the Despooler.
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Cancels printing
Pause
Pauses printing until you press it again
Reprint
Restarts printing from the current page,
reprints the whole document, or holds
the document for printing later
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Understanding the EPSON Spool Manager
The EPSON Spool Manager is similar to the Windows Print
Manager. If a print job or jobs are received by the EPSON Spool
Manager while a print job is being processed, the new jobs are
placed in a print queue, ready to be processd in the order in
which they were received. When a print job reaches the top of
the line, the EPSON Spool Manager sends the job to the printer.
From Windows 95
Click the EPSON Stylus Photo EX button after it appears on the
taskbar. You can see the status and information for the print
jobs and also you can cancel, pause and resume, or restart
selected print jobs from the Spool Manager.
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From Windows 3.1
Double-click the EPSON Spool Manager icon after it appears
at the bottom of your desktop, or double-click the Spool
Manager icon in the EPSON group. For more information, see
online help.
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Using EPSON Status Monitor 2 (for Windows 95)
If you installed the Status Monitor utility (see page 2-14), you
can get detailed information on the printer status.
Note:
q If you have not installed the Status Monitor yet, see “Installing
the Status Monitor 2 utility” later in this chapter.
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Before using the Status Monitor, be sure to read the README
file located in the EPSON Status Monitor 2 folder in the Epson
folder on your hard drive.
There are two ways to access EPSON Status Monitor 2:
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Double-click the printer-shaped background monitoring
icon on the taskbar at the bottom of your computer screen.
Note:
You must restart your computer after installing EPSON Status
Monitor 2 to view the background monitoring icon.
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Click Start, point to Programs, click Epson, and then click
EPSON Status Monitor 2.
You see the Status Monitor 2 window:
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The EPSON Status Monitor 2 window displays:
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The color of the printer icon indicates the current printer status.
Green
Ready
Yellow
Some kind of maintenance is necessary
Red
An error has occurred
Dimmed
Communication problem between Status
Monitor 2 and printer
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Printer Name
The name of the EPSON printer connected directly to your
computer appears in this column.
Note:
You can add or delete printers from the list. To save
computer memory, delete printers you do not need to monitor
(this does not remove the printer driver from your computer).
Choose Add Printer or Delete Printer on the Settings
menu.
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q
You can rearrange the order of the printers in the list. Click
the Printer Name, Status, or Job Count title bar to
change the order of the printers.
Status
Brief messages appear here regarding the current status of the
printer.
Job Count
Shows the number of jobs waiting to print.
Note:
To get more information, choose Job Status on the Printer
menu or click the Job Status
button on the tool bar.
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To get more detailed information, double-click the printer
name, select the printer and then choose Printer Status on the
Printer menu, or select the printer and click the Printer Status
button on the tool bar. See “Printer Status window” below
for details.
Note:
You can control the contents of the Status Monitor 2 window using
the View menu. See online help for Status Monitor 2.
Printer Status window
If you access the Printer Status window as described above, the
following appears:
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Note:
You can also access the Printer Status window from the Status Alert
dialog box. See the next section for the Status Alert dialog box.
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You can open the three menus described below by clicking the
tabs at the top of the Printer Status window:
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q
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Current Status
Provides you with detailed printer status information, a
graphic display, and status messages. If a printer error
occurs, troubleshooting tips appear in the bottom message
box.
Consumables
Shows the graphic display for the amount of ink remaining.
Printer information
Provides you with information about network connections
and other printer resources (for printers connected over a
network).
For details, see online help for the EPSON Status Monitor 2
utility.
Making monitoring settings
You can make monitoring settings, such as selecting the
monitoring interval and turning on or off background
monitoring.
1. Make sure the Status Monitor is active (it is active if a
printer-shaped icon appears on the taskbar at the bottom of
your computer screen). If the Status Monitor is inactive,
open the EPSON Status Monitor 2 window from Start, as
described on page 4-24. Then point to Background
Monitoring on the Settings menu and click Monitor from
restart or Monitor now to enable Status Monitor.
Note:
The Background Monitoring and Status Alert settings are not
available while the Status Monitor is inactive.
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2. Select the printer you want to monitor from the Installed
Printers list, and then click Monitoring Preferences on the
Settings menu. The dialog box below appears.
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Monitoring Interval
You can adjust the monitoring interval by dragging the
slider.
Note:
Setting a short monitoring interval may slow down some
applications.
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If this is turned on, the Status Alert dialog box
automatically appears to inform you of the printer
status while you are using application programs. You
can select when the Alert dialog box appears by using
the Status Alert options on the right.
Status Alert
You can specify when you want the Status Alert dialog
box to appear.
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3. Click OK to save your settings.
Note:
If you want the Status Alert dialog box to appear in front of other
windows on the desktop, right-click the background monitoring icon
and choose Show on Top.
Installing the Status Monitor 2 utility
Note:
If you installed the Status Monitor 2 utility when you installed the
printer software, you do not need to install it again.
To use the Status Monitor 2, you need to install the software as
described below:
1. Make sure Windows 95 is running. Insert the printer software
CD-ROM in the CD-ROM driver (if you are using floppy
disks, insert the floppy disk in the floppy disk drive).
2. If a dialog box appears, click Quit.
3. Click Start, and select Run.
4. Type D:\ and specify your preferred language (see page 2-16)
followed by \status2 in the box.
If you inserted the CD in a drive other than drive “D”,
substitute the appropriate letter.
If you use the floppy disk version, substitute the letter of
the floppy disk drive.
5. Click OK. The installation starts. Follow the instructions on
the screen.
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Getting Information Through Online Help
Your printer software has an extensive online help feature,
which will answer most of your questions about your printer
software. It provides you with instructions on printing, making
printer driver settings, using printer utilities, and
troubleshooting printer errors.
Accessing help from your application
Open the File menu and choose Print or Print Setup. Then click
Printer, Setup, Options, or Properties (you may need to click a
combination of these buttons) depending on the software you
are using. Click the Help button at the bottom of the Main,
Paper, Layout, or Utility menu for help related to the items on
that menu.
For Windows 95 and NT 4.0 users:
You can get specific help related to any item on a menu by
right-clicking the item, then clicking the What’s This? prompt.
Accessing help from Windows 95 or NT 4.0
Click the Start button, point to Programs and Epson (Windows
95) or EPSON Printers (Windows NT 4.0), and then click
EPSON Stylus Photo EX Help. You see the help contents
window.
Accessing help from Windows 3.1
Open the EPSON group and double-click the EPSON Stylus
Photo EX Help icon. You see the help contents window.
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The Printer Software
The printer software includes a printer driver and printer
utilities. The printer driver lets you choose from a wide variety
of settings to get the best results from your printer. The printer
utilities help you check the printer and keep it in top condition.
The quickest and easiest way to start printing is to leave the
Mode option set to Automatic in the Print dialog box. This way
you only need to check the Media Type and Ink settings, as
described on page 5-4.
Basically, there are three levels of settings: the Automatic
setting; the predefined settings, which give you more control
over printer settings; and the custom settings, which you make
to suit your individual needs. These settings are described in
detail below.
To check the condition of the printer or perform a maintenance
procedure, see “Using EPSON Printer Utilities” on page 5-22.
Making Changes to Printer Driver Settings
You will find the printer driver settings in the following dialog
boxes:
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Print dialog box (click Print on the File menu of your
application or click Options in the Page Setup dialog box)
Page Setup dialog box (click Page Setup on the File menu
of your application)
Layout dialog box (click Layout in the Print dialog box)
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Using the Automatic Setting
When Automatic is selected as the Mode setting in the Print
dialog box, the printer driver takes care of all detailed settings
according to the Media Type and Ink settings you make (see
page 5-4 for details on the Media Type setting). Usually, you
will never have to change this setting. However, if your
application program does not give you enough control over the
printout, you may want to experiment with the predefined
settings or make your own custom settings. See page 5-6 for
information on the predefined settings, and page 5-9 for
information on making custom settings.
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Note:
Depending on the media you choose in the Media Type list while
Automatic is selected, a slide bar may appear in the Mode box that
lets you choose Quality or Speed. Select Quality when print
quality is more important than speed.
Before printing, verify the Media Type and Ink settings as
described below because they also have an effect on the other
settings. You may also need to check the Page Setup dialog box
for other basic settings such as paper size. See page 5-17 for
information on the Page Setup dialog box.
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Media Type
Select the Media Type setting that matches the kind of paper
you loaded in the printer. See below to determine which Media
Type setting (shown in bold) best matches your paper.
Plain Paper
Plain paper
Envelopes
360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (A4)
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EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (Letter)
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EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (A3)
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EPSON Iron-on Cool Peel Transfer Paper (A4) S041154
EPSON Iron-on Cool Peel Transfer Paper (Letter) S041153
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Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (A4)
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EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (Letter)
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EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (Legal)
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EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (A3)
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EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Card (A6)
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EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Card (5 × 8 in.)
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EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Card (8 × 10 in.)
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EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheet (A4) S041106
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Ink Jet Transparencies
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies (A4)
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies (Letter)
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Photo Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper (A4)
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper (Letter)
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper (A3)
EPSON Photo Paper (4 × 6 in.)
EPSON Photo Paper (A4)
EPSON Photo Paper (Letter)
EPSON Photo Paper (A3)
EPSON Panoramic Photo Paper (210 × 594 mm)
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Photo Quality Glossy Film
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A4)
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (Letter)
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A3)
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A6)
EPSON Photo Stickers (A6)
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The availability of special media varies by country.
Ink
If your document includes color, select Color. If you are
printing black text, a draft, or if you want colors to print as
varying shades of gray, choose Black.
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Using the Predefined Settings
If you click Advanced in the Print dialog box, you can select a
predefined setting. The predefined settings are provided to
help you optimize the print settings for a particular kind of
printout, such as presentation documents or images taken by a
video or digital camera.
You will find the predefined settings in a list located between
the More Settings and Save Settings buttons in the Print dialog
box.
When you choose a predefined setting, other settings such as
Print Quality, Halftoning, and Color are set automatically.
Changes are shown in the Current Settings display on the right
side of the Print dialog box. Before printing, be sure to verify
the Media Type and Ink settings, as they may be affected by the
predefined setting you select. See the previous section for more
information on the Media Type and Ink settings.
The printer driver provides the following predefined settings:
Advanced Photo
This setting provides you with excellent reproduction of
scanned images or digitally captured images, though
printing is slower with Advanced Photo. You will get the
best results if you use this setting in combination with high
quality paper.
Photo
This setting is best for printing scanned photographs. It
increases the contrast in an image.
Note:
Changing the Ink setting after Photo is selected returns the
settings list to Custom Settings, so always make your Ink
setting before you select this option.
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Text/Graph
This setting is best for graphics-intensive documents such as
charts and graphs for presentations. It intensifies the colors
but lightens the midtones and highlights of an image.
Note:
Changing the Ink setting after Text/Graph is selected returns the
settings list to Custom Settings, so always make your Ink
setting before you select this option.
PhotoEnhance2
This setting is best for printing images captured using a video
recorder, digital camera, or scanner. The EPSON
PhotoEnhance2 feature produces sharper images and more
vivid colors by automatically adjusting the contrast,
saturation, and brightness of the original image data.
Note:
Selecting PhotoEnhance2 automatically sets the Ink
option to Color. Changing the Ink setting after
PhotoEnhance2 is selected returns the settings list to
Custom Settings.
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than other settings, depending on your computer system and
the amount of data contained in your image.
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Economy
This setting provides you with faster printing and saves ink.
The printer uses less ink by printing fewer dots per
character. Choose this setting for rough drafts of text only.
Note:
Changing the Ink setting after Economy is selected returns the
settings list to Custom Settings, so always make your Ink
setting before you select this option.
ColorSync
This setting automatically adjusts printed colors to match the
colors on your screen.
Note:
Selecting ColorSync automatically sets the Ink option to Color.
Changing the Ink setting after ColorSync is selected returns the
settings list to Custom Settings.
Text
This setting is best for printing text-only documents. It provides
you with faster printing than the Text/Graph setting with
only a slight decrease in printing quality.
Note:
Changing the Ink setting after Text is selected returns the setting
list to Custom Settings, so always make your Ink setting before
you select this option.
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Customizing the Print Settings
Many users will never need to make their own print settings
manually. However, if you need more control over the driver,
want to make the most detailed settings available, or just want to
experiment, click the Advanced button in the Print dialog box.
Then click the More Settings button. The More Settings dialog
box appears.
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Print Quality
The available Print Quality settings are:
SuperFine - 1440 dpi
Select this setting when you want the highest quality output at
1440 dpi. This mode is best for your most important images, so
be sure to use this setting only with the highest quality media,
such as EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper.
Fine - 720 dpi
Select this setting when you want high-quality output at
720 dpi. With this setting, be sure to use a high quality media
type, such as EPSON Photo Quality media. See page 5-4 for a
complete list of EPSON special media.
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Normal - 360 dpi
Select this setting for most types of documents. Use this setting
for plain paper, EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies, or EPSON
360 dpi Ink Jet Paper. See page 5-4 for a complete list of EPSON
special media.
Economy
Select this option for printing rough drafts of text. This setting
speeds printing and saves ink by printing fewer dots per
character.
Note:
The Print Quality settings limit the availability of Media Type
settings. Make the Print Quality settings, before selecting the Media
Type.
Media Type
Select the Media Type setting that matches the paper you
loaded in the printer. See page 5-4 for details.
Ink
Select Color if your printout includes color. Select Black if you
are printing black text only, a draft, or if you want colors to
print as varying shades of gray.
Halftoning
No Halftoning
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only. Although this setting provides
faster printing, it should never be
used with color.
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Error Diffusion
Select this setting when printing
documents that contain detailed
graphics or photographic images.
Error diffusion blends individual
colored dots with the colors of the
surrounding dots to create the
appearance of natural colors. By
blending colored dots, the printer can
achieve excellent colors and subtle
color gradation.
Fine Dithering
Dithering arranges dots in orderly
patterns and is best suited for
printing charts, graphs, and other
images that require precise, solid
areas of bright colors. Select Fine
Dithering for images with significant
detail but limited shading.
MicroWeave
MicroWeave allows your printer to generate superior output
because graphics data is re-ordered and printed in finer
increments. This technology reduces the possibility of banding,
the light horizontal lines that can mar an image.
Super (MicroWeave) will be selected, depending on other
settings as described above. You may want to select Super if
your printout still has banding problems even with
MicroWeave turned on. However, the printing time is longer
when Super is selected.
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High Speed
This setting activates bidirectional printing, which reduces the
time it takes to print an image. Keep in mind that High Speed
should be switched off when high quality is important.
Note:
If vertical lines appear misaligned when High Speed is selected, you
may need to align the print heads. For details, see “Aligning the Print
Heads” on page 8-34.
Flip Horizontal
This feature inverts an image, printing it reversed left-to-right.
Finest Detail
If you select Fine - 720 dpi as the Print Quality setting, you can
turn on Finest Detail to print text and line art with very sharp
edges. Be aware that it may take considerably longer to print
using this feature and it will increase your Macintosh memory
requirements. Additionally, you may not be able to print some
larger images, and some patterns may not print correctly. If
you experience problems printing with Finest Detail on, turn it
off or add more memory.
Color Adjustment
The Color Adjustment settings provide you with a level of
control over printed colors that you will not find in many
applications.
Mode
There are four color adjustment modes as follows:
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Analyzes the print data and optimizes
color correction for the type of data sent
to the printer.
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Photo-realistic
Provides output that closely matches
the original data. Use this setting for
color photographs.
Vivid
Intensifies the colors and lightens the
midtones and highlights of an image.
Use this setting for presentation
graphics, such as charts and graphs.
No Color
Adjustment
The printer driver does not enhance the
color. Choose this option only when
making a ColorSync profile for this
printer. When printing normally,
choose one of the other modes.
Slide bars
For the settings below, drag the slide bar to the right or left
with your mouse or type a value in the box next to the slide bar
to adjust a setting. The range varies from -25% to +25%.
Brightness
Changes the overall lightness or
darkness of an image.
Contrast
Magnifies or minimizes the
difference between the bright or
dark parts of an image.
Saturation*
Modifies the vividness of color.
Lower saturation produces colors
that are dull, and higher
saturation produces colors that are
rich.
Cyan, Magenta,
Yellow*
Adjusts the amount of each of the
three primary colors used in color
printing.
*for color printing only
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PhotoEnhance2
Select this option when printing images taken with a video
camera, digital camera, or scanner. EPSON PhotoEnhance2
automatically adjusts the contrast, saturation, and brightness of
the original image data to produce sharper, more vivid color
printouts. PhotoEnhance2 does not affect your original image
data.
When PhotoEnhance2 is selected, other settings are dimmed,
meaning you cannot change those settings.
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Printing with PhotoEnhance2 selected may take longer than other
settings, depending on your computer system and on the amount
of data contained in the image.
ColorSync
Select ColorSync when matching printed colors with the colors
on your screen is important. It automatically adjusts the color
range to print colors the way they appear on your screen. There
are two settings, Profile and Rendering Intent. See below for
details.
To use this feature, make sure you have set the system profile
for your monitor. To set your monitor profile, access the
ColorSync System Profile utility through the Control Panel and
click the Set Profile button. Select your monitor from the list of
monitors that appears, and then click Select. Close the dialog
box.
Note:
ColorSync is available only when Color is selected.
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Profile
Matches the colors in your output with the colors displayed on
your monitor. This software provides one profile, EPSON
Standard, which is custom-designed to work with your printer.
When this option is selected, the printer software uses the
profile provided by EPSON.
Some companies may provide other profiles with their
products. If installed, these profiles will appear in the Profile
list.
Rendering Intent
Transfers the color information using the profile you have
chosen from the Profile list.
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Perceptual
The best option for reproducing
photographs and printouts that are not
suited for the other options.
Saturation
The best option for reproducing vivid
images. Use this setting for
presentation graphics, such as charts
and graphics.
Colorimetric
The best option when precise matching
of colors is most important, for
example, when printing a company
logo. Colorimetric attempts to
reproduce colors the way the eye
distinguishes them.
Keep in mind that Colorimetric, or any
other color matching method, may not
always reproduce colors perfectly, due
to differences in the way scanners,
printers, and other devices process
color data. See Appendix A, “Tips for
Color Printing,” for more information.
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After making your settings, click OK. Your settings will be
applied and you will return to the Print dialog box. To return to
the Print dialog box without applying your settings, click
Cancel.
Saving your settings
To save your custom settings as a group, follow these steps:
1. Click Save Settings in the Print dialog box. The Custom
Settings dialog box appears.
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2. Type a unique name (up to 16 characters) for your custom
settings in the Name box.
3. Click Save.
You can save up to 10 groups of settings. You can select your
saved group of settings from the settings list in the Print dialog
box.
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settings.
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To delete a custom setting, select the setting in the Custom
Settings dialog box and click Delete.
You cannot delete the predefined settings.
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Using your saved settings
To select your settings, click Advanced in the Print dialog
box, then click in the settings list beside the More Settings
button and select your setting.
If you change the Media Type or Ink option when one of your
customized settings is selected in the settings list, the selection
shown in the list returns to Custom Settings. The customized
setting that was previously selected is not affected by this
change. To return to your customized setting, simply reselect it
in the list.
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Changing the Paper Size
To change the paper size, choose Page Setup from the File
menu of your application. The following dialog box appears:
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You can select any of the following predefined paper sizes. If
you do not see your paper size in this list, see the next page for
instructions on defining a custom paper size.
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Letter
Legal
Executive
Half Letter
Envelope #10
Envelope C6
Envelope DL
A6 Index card
Index card 5 × 8 in
Index card 8 × 10 in
EPSON Photo Paper 4 × 6 in
Panoramic 210 × 594 mm
Ledger
Note:
Always load paper into the sheet feeder short edge first. Load
envelopes flap edge first with the flap side down.
Orientation
Use this setting to specify the direction of printing on the page,
Portrait or
Landscape.
Rotate by 180 degrees
Select this setting when you want to rotate your document and
minimize the blank area at the bottom of your document.
Reduce or Enlarge
Use this setting to reduce or enlarge the size of your image.
Printable Area
Select Maximum to make your printout as large as possible on
the paper. Select Centered to position your printout at equal
distances from the top and bottom, and the left and right edges.
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Defining a Custom Paper Size
If your paper size is not included in the paper size list in the
Page Setup dialog box, follow the steps below to define a
custom paper size.
1. In the Page Setup dialog box, click Customize.
The following dialog box appears:
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2. To define a new paper size, click New. The dialog box
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3. Type the paper size name in the New Paper Size box.
4. Specify the measurement unit as either inches or cm.
5. Type in the width and the height.
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6. Click OK. You return to the Page Setup dialog box.
You can define up to 8 paper sizes. The paper size names you
create will appear in the Paper Size menu in the Page Setup
dialog box.
To delete a custom paper size, click Customize in the Page
Setup dialog box, select its name from the list in the Custom
Paper dialog box, and click Delete.
Modifying the Printout Method and Style
To modify the printout style, click Print on the File menu of
your application and click Layout in the Print dialog box.
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Fit to Page
Selecting this setting proportionally enlarges or reduces the size
of the image to make it fit the paper size you selected in the
Paper Size list. To use this function, select On and select the
size of the paper you loaded in the printer from the list.
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Watermark
Selecting this function enables you to print a watermark on the
same page you print your document.
Select the watermark you want to print from the Watermark
list; then select its color and intensity.
You can also add (or delete) PICT files as custom watermarks
to the Watermark list. Follow the steps below to add custom
wartermarks:
1. Click the Add/Delete button to the right of the Watermark
list. The following dialog box appears:
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2. Click Add. Select the image file you want to add and click
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Your custom watermark will appear in the Watermark list.
Print Layout
You can print two or four pages on a sheet of paper by selecting
2 Pages or 4 Pages in the Print Layout box. You can also
choose to print a frame around each page on the sheet of paper.
Print Order
You can determine the order in which you print multiple
copies of your document; collated (printed a set at a time) or in
reverse order.
Using EPSON Printer Utilities
EPSON printer utilities allow you to check the current printer
status and do some printer maintenance from your screen.
Click Utility in the Print dialog box to view the Utility dialog
box:
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The StatusMonitor utility regularly monitors the printer status.
If it detects a printer error, it will inform you with an error
message.
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You can also use this utility to check how much ink is
remaining before printing.
To use the StatusMonitor, click the EPSON StatusMonitor
button. The following dialog box appears:
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The StatusMonitor checks the amount of ink remaining when
opened. To update the ink-level information, click the Update
button.
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Configuration
Clicking this button displays the Configuration dialog box,
where you can choose how the StatusMonitor notifies you in
case of an error or if a warning message becomes necessary.
You can also choose when the printer status check will be
carried out, and you can choose the folders for the temporary
spooling of print data and for multiple copy print data storage.
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Nozzle Check
You can check the print head nozzles for clogging with this
utility. Check the nozzles if you notice a decline in print
quality, and also after cleaning to confirm that the print head
nozzles have been cleaned. You can access the Head Cleaning
utility directly from the Nozzle Check utility.
Head Cleaning
You can clean the print heads with this utility. You may need to
clean the heads if you notice a decline in print quality. Before
and after print head cleaning, use the Nozzle Check utility to
check whether the print heads need to be cleaned (again). You
can access the Nozzle Check utility directly from the Head
Cleaning utility.
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Print Head Alignment
Aligns the print head. Use this utility if you notice your
printouts contain misaligned vertical lines while the High
Speed setting is turned on in the More Setting dialog box.
Controlling Background Printing
After you send a print job to the printer, you can use the
EPSON Monitor3 to check or cancel any print jobs that are
queued for printing. This utility also shows the status of the job
currently being printed.
To use EPSON Monitor3, you must first turn on Background
Printing in the Chooser. Then after sending a print job to the
printer, select EPSON Monitor3 from the Application menu at
the right end of the menu bar. This opens a dialog box similar
to the following:
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Note:
You can open EPSON Monitor3 by double-clicking the EPSON
Monitor3 icon in the Extensions folder.
To pause printing, click the document, and click
at the top
of the dialog box. The document name will move to the end of
the print queue.
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To restart printing the document which you have paused, as
described above, click the document, and click
at the top of
the dialog box.
To cancel a print job, click the document, and click
of the dialog box.
at the top
To prioritize print jobs, follow the steps below.
1. Click the Show details arrow at the bottom of the dialog box.
You will see an extended dialog box similar to the one
below.
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2. Click a document name in the document name box to change
its priority.
3. Select Urgent, Normal, or Hold from the Priority list.
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Printing on Special Paper
Choosing Special Paper and Other Media . . . . . . . . . . . .
About special media cleaning sheets . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Loading Special Paper and Other Media . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Loading Envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Loading Transparencies
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Choosing Special Paper and Other Media
You can use most plain bond paper with your printer and
achieve good results. Coated papers and glossy papers give
you better results because they reduce the amount of ink that is
absorbed.
You should get good printing results with most types of coated
paper. However, print quality can vary depending on the paper
quality and the manufacturer. Test the printout quality before
purchasing large quantities of paper.
EPSON provides special media such as ink jet (coated) paper,
transparencies, glossy paper, glossy film, index cards, and
adhesive sheets that are formulated for the inks used in EPSON
ink jet printers. EPSON recommends that you use media
distributed by EPSON to ensure high-quality results.
The product names of some EPSON media currently on the
market may vary depending on when the media was
distributed. The following table lists media types whose
product names have changed. The media names used in this
manual are shown in the “Current name” column, and the
former names for the same media are shown in the “Former
name” column. The quality and use of this media are the same,
regardless of the name on the media packaging.
Coated (Ink Jet) Paper
Former name
Current name
Special Coated Paper for 360 dpi
Printing
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
(A4)
(Letter)
(A3)
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S041059, S041025
S041060
S041065, S041046
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Current name
Special Coated Paper for 720 dpi
Printing
EPSON Photo Quality Ink
Jet Paper
(A4)
(Letter)
(Legal)
(A3)
S041061, S041026
S041062
S041067, S041048
S041068, S041045
Special Coated Index Card for 720 dpi
Printing
(A6)
EPSON Photo Quality Ink
Jet Card
S041054
Transparencies
Former name
Current name
Transparency Film
EPSON Ink Jet
Transparencies
(A4)
(Letter)
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S041064
Glossy Film
Former name
Current name
High Quality Glossy Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy
Film
(A4)
(Letter)
(A3)
S041071
S041072
S041073
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Since the name on the special media packaging may vary in
certain markets, you may need to use the product number to
confirm the type of special media you have.
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About special media cleaning sheets
Cleaning sheets packaged with EPSON special media should
not be used with this printer. The cleaning function performed
by these sheets is not necessary with this printer, and the sheets
could jam in the printer.
Loading Special Paper and Other Media
When loading special paper distributed by EPSON, read the
instruction sheets packed with your special media first and
keep the following in mind:
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Make sure the printable surface of the paper is face up
when loading media into the sheet feeder. See the
instruction sheets packed with the media to determine
which side is the printable surface. Some media types
feature cut corners to help identify the correct loading
direction, as shown below.
cut corner
printable side up
If your media features a
cut corner, load the
sheet with the cut
corner at the top right
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Make sure the paper stack fits under the edge guide tab
and the arrow mark, both of which are located on the inside
surface of the left edge guide. Basic loading capacities for
different types of special media are explained below.
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Ink Jet Paper and Photo
Quality Ink Jet Paper
You can load paper up to the
arrow mark on the left edge
guide. If you load legal-size ink
jet paper, do not load it more
than halfway to the arrow mark.
EPSON Photo Quality
Ink Jet Cards
You can load up to 30 index
cards. Always place the included
support sheet* under the cards
when loading them.
EPSON Photo Quality
Glossy Paper
You can load up to 20 sheets.
Before loading glossy paper,
always put a support sheet* or a
sheet of plain paper under the
stack of glossy paper.
EPSON Photo Quality
Glossy Film
For best results, you should load
glossy film one sheet at a time. If
you wish to load multiple sheets of
glossy film, load only up to 30
sheets and set the minimum top
margin of the page to 30 mm.
Before loading glossy film,
always put a support sheet* or a
sheet of plain paper under the
glossy film.
EPSON Ink Jet
Transparencies
You can load up to 10
transparencies. Always put a
sheet of plain paper under the
stack of transparencies.
EPSON Photo Quality
Adhesive Sheets
You can load one sheet at a time.
Envelopes
You can load up to 10 envelopes.
See page 6-7.
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When you use A4 size paper, you
can load up to 20 sheets; while
you can load up to 10 sheets
when you use ledger, letter, and
A3 size paper. Before loading
Photo Paper, always put a
support sheet* under the stack of
Photo Paper.
Photo Stickers
One sheet at a time. Always put a
support sheet* under the sticker.
EPSON Panoramic Photo
Paper
One sheet at a time.
EPSON Iron-On Cool
Peel Transfer Paper
One sheet at a time.
*If a support sheet is packed with the paper, load it underneath the paper,
but do not print on it.
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Set the adjust lever to the “+” position when you print on
envelopes, or if ink smears on your documents when
printing on thick special media. To change the setting, open
the printer cover and position the lever as shown below.
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Return the adjust lever to the “0” position before printing on media of
normal thickness. If you leave the lever in the “+” position, this may
cause gaps to appear on the printouts when you print on other media.
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When printing on envelopes, please note the following:
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You can load up to 10 envelopes into the sheet feeder.
Load envelopes flap edge first with the flap side down, as
shown below.
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Do not use envelopes that are curled or folded, and avoid
using envelopes that are too thin; they may curl during
printing.
Select Plain Paper as the Media Type setting in the printer
driver. For more details on making printer driver settings,
see online help for Windows, or Chapter 5 for Macintosh.
Set the adjust lever to the ”+” position before printing on
envelopes. To change the setting, open the printer cover
and reposition the lever. See the illustration on page 6-6.
Note:
Return the adjust lever to the “0” position, which is the normal
position, after you finish printing on envelopes. If you leave the
lever in the “+” position, this may cause gaps to appear on the
printouts when you print on other media.
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When printing on transparencies, please note the following:
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Always put a sheet of plain paper under the stack of
transparencies.
You can load up to 10 transparencies.
Make sure the printable surface of the paper is face up
when loading transparencies into the sheet feeder. See the
illustration below.
cut corner
If your media features a
cut corner, load the
sheet with the cut
corner at the top right
printable side up
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Select Ink Jet Transparencies as the Media Type setting in
the printer driver. For more details on making printer
driver settings, see online help for Windows, or Chapter 5
for Macintosh.
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Maintenance and Transportation
Replacing an Ink Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Replacing an Ink Cartridge
The printer’s indicator lights will inform you as described
below when it is time to obtain a replacement ink cartridge and
when it is time to replace an empty cartridge.
Note:
If you need to replace an ink cartridge when the B and A lights are
off, see “Ink Cartridge Problems” on page 8-34.
EPSON recommends the use of genuine EPSON ink cartridges.
Other products not manufactured by EPSON may cause
damage to your printer not covered by EPSON’s warranties.
When the B ink out light is
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replace the empty black ink cartridge.
When the A ink out light is
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obtain a replacement color ink cartridge
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Note:
If the ink of one cartridge runs out, you cannot continue printing
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and cannot be reinstalled even if ink remains in it.
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Leave the old cartridge installed in the printer until you
are ready to replace it with a new one. Attempting to print
a document or storing the printer without a cartridge
installed can damage the printer.
To replace an ink cartridge, follow these steps.
1. Make sure the printer is on. The P power light should be
on, but not flashing. Determine which cartridge
needs to be replaced, as indicated by the B black and A
color ink out lights.
2. Make sure the output tray at the front of the printer is
lowered; then open the printer cover.
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3. Hold down the R cleaning button for three seconds until
the print head moves to the cartridge replacement position
on the left-hand side. The P power light flashes when the
print head is in position.
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Do not move the print head by hand. Always use the R
cleaning button to move it; otherwise you may damage the
printer.
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q If you press the R cleaning button for three seconds when
the B and A ink out lights are off, the printer starts cleaning
the print head.
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The printer automatically moves the print head back to its
home (far right) position after about 60 seconds if you have
not started the replacement procedure.
4. Lift up the clamp that holds the cartridge you want to replace
as far as it will go. When you do, the cartridge will rise
partly out of the cartridge holder. The following illustration
shows color ink replacement. To replace black ink, lift up
only the smaller clamp on the left.
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Once you open the ink cartridge clamp, the ink cartridge
becomes unusable and cannot be reinstalled even if ink
remains.
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5. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it
according to your local garbage disposal regulations. Do
not take the used cartridge apart or try to refill it.
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If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with
soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
6. Make sure the replacement ink cartridge is the correct one,
color or black. Remove the ink cartridge from its protective
bag. Next, remove only the yellow tape seal from the
cartridge as shown below.
Do not remove the white
portion of the tape
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Caution:
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cartridges. If you attempt to print using a cartridge
with the yellow tape seal still attached, the cartridge
may become unusable. It’s OK if the yellow tape does
not completely tear off along the dotted line.
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Do not remove the white portion of the tape seal from
the top of the cartridge; otherwise, the cartridge may
become clogged and you cannot print with it.
Do not remove the tape seal from the bottom of the
cartridge; otherwise, ink will leak.
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7. Lower the ink cartridge into the cartridge holder with
the label on the cartridge face up and the arrow on the
cartridge pointing to the rear of the printer. The larger
(color) cartridge goes on the right, the smaller (black) ink
cartridge on the left.
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8. Press the ink cartridge clamp down until it locks in place.
The following illustration shows color ink replacement. For
black ink replacement, press down the smaller clamp on the
left.
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Once you install the cartridges, do not open their clamps
again until you replace the ink cartridges; otherwise, the
cartridges may become unusable.
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9. Press the R cleaning button then close the printer cover.
The printer moves the print head and begins charging the
ink delivery system. This process takes about two minutes
to complete.
When the ink charging process is finished, the P power light
stops flashing.
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The P power light continues to flash while the printer
performs the ink charging operation. Never turn off the
printer while this light is flashing. Doing so can result in
incomplete charging of ink and you will not be able to
print with the printer.
Note:
Even if you do not press the R cleaning button, the printer
moves the print head and begins the ink charging process about
60 seconds after you replace the ink cartridge.
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To keep your printer operating at its best, you should clean it
thoroughly several times a year.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off and all the control panel
lights are off. Then unplug the power cord.
2. Remove any paper from the sheet feeder.
3. Use a soft brush to carefully clean away all dust and dirt.
4. If the outer case or the inside of the sheet feeder is dirty,
clean it with a soft, clean cloth dampened with mild
detergent. Keep the printer cover closed to prevent water
from getting inside.
5. If the inside of the printer accidentally gets soiled with ink,
wipe it off with a damp cloth.
Warning:
Be careful not to touch the gears inside the printer.
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Be careful not to get water on the printer mechanism or
electronic components.
Do not use a hard or abrasive brush.
Do not spray the inside of the printer with lubricants;
unsuitable oils can damage the mechanism. Contact your
dealer or a qualified service person if lubrication is needed.
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If you need to transport your printer some distance, carefully
repack it using the original box and packing materials as
follows:
1. Open the printer cover and make sure that the print head is
capped. It is capped when it is in the far right (home)
position. If the print head is not capped, turn on the printer;
then turn it off again. The print head returns to the home
position and is capped. Close the printer cover.
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Leave the ink cartridges installed when you transport the
printer. Removing the cartridges during transport can
damage the printer.
2. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet; then
disconnect the interface cable from the printer.
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3. Remove the paper from the sheet feeder and remove the
paper support.
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4. Push in the output extension tray, and then raise the output
tray.
5. Attach the protective materials to the printer.
6. Repack the printer and power cord in the original box.
7. Keep the printer level during transport.
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Status Monitor . . . . .
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Using DMA transfer (for Windows 95) . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Uninstalling Printer Software (Windows 95)
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Using the Head Cleaning utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Contacting Customer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland users
For Australian users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Singapore users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
For Hong Kong users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Troubleshooting printer problems is best handled in two easy
steps: first diagnose the problem, then apply likely solutions
until the problem is fixed. The information that you need to
diagnose the most common problems is provided by the
printer’s control panel lights and by the Status Monitor 2
(Windows 95 only) and the StatusMonitor (Macintosh only)
utility. In addition, you can determine whether a problem lies
with the printer itself or with the computer by performing a
printer operation check.
In “Problems and Solutions” later in this chapter you can find
causes and solutions to specific printer problems. Use the
information presented in this chapter to pinpoint the source of
your problem, then apply the recommended solutions until the
problem is solved.
Error indicators
You can identify many common printer problems with the
lights on the control panel. If your printer stops working and
the lights are on or flashing, use the following table of panel
light patterns to diagnose the problem, then follow the
recommended corrective measures.
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Paper Out
No paper is loaded in the
printer.
Load paper in the sheet feeder; then
press the E load/eject button to turn this
light off. The printer resumes printing.
The paper is not loaded
correctly.
Remove and reload the paper; then
press the E load/eject button to turn this
light off. The printer resumes printing.
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F
O
O
Paper has jammed in the
printer.
-
-
F
-
The black ink cartridge is
nearly empty.
-
-
N
-
The black ink cartridge is
empty.
-
-
-
F
The color ink cartridge is
nearly empty.
-
-
-
N
The color ink cartridge is
empty.
F
F
N
N
F
F
Take all the paper out of the sheet
feeder, reload the paper, then press the
E load/eject button. If the light continues
to flash, turn off the printer and gently
pull out any paper that may be jammed
in the printer. If it tears and pieces
remain inside the printer, open the
printer cover and remove the pieces of
paper. Turn on the printer and try again.
Ink Low (black ink cartridge)
Obtain a replacement black ink
cartridge (S020093).
Ink Out (black ink cartridge)
Replace the black ink cartridge with a
new one (S020093).
Ink Low (color ink cartridge)
Obtain a replacement color ink
cartridge (S020110).
Ink Out (color ink cartridge)
Replace the color ink cartridge with a
new one (S020110).
Carriage Error
Press the P power button twice to reset
the printer. If the error is not cleared,
contact your dealer.
The printer failed.
F
Paper Jam
F
An unknown printer error
has occurred.
Unknown Printer Error
Turn off the printer, and after a few
seconds turn it on again. If the error is not
cleared, contact your dealer.
N = on, O = off, F = flashing, - = irrelevant
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If you are using Windows 95 or a Macintosh, you can use the
Status Monitor 2 (for Windows 95) or StatusMonitor (for
Macintosh) to check the printer’s current status. For more
details, see page 4-16 (for Windows) or page 5-23 (for
Macintosh).
Printer operation check
Performing a printer operation check can help you determine
whether the problem comes from the printer or the computer.
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If the page resulting from operation check appears as
shown in step 4 below, this means that the printer itself is
all right and that the problem probably lies in the printer
software settings, application settings, the interface cable
(be sure to use a shielded cable), or the computer itself.
If the operation check page does not print satisfactorily, for
example, if any segment of the printed lines is missing,
there is a problem with the printer. This could be a clogged
ink nozzle or a misaligned print head. See “Problems and
Solutions” below for possible causes and solutions to the
problem, or go directly to “Cleaning the Print Head” on
page 8-30.
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1. Make sure both the printer and computer are turned off.
2. Unlock the wire clips on both sides of the interface
connector and remove the ground connecter, if necessary.
Then disconnect the cable from the printer’s interface
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Use paper at least 182 mm (7.17 inches) wide; for
example, A4 size paper loaded short edge first. Otherwise,
the print head will spray ink directly onto the platen,
which could mar future printouts.
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4. Hold down the E load/eject button and press the P power
button to turn the printer on. Then release both buttons.
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The printer prints an operation check page including the
version of your printer’s ROM, the ink counter code,
character table, and a nozzle check pattern. Here is a typical
printout:
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The above sample is in black and white, but the actual test prints in color.
5. Press the P power button to turn off the printer after it
finishes printing the operation check page.
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This section divides printer problems into five categories:
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Power supply . . . . page 8-7
Operation . . . . . . . page 8-8
Paper handling . . . page 8-14
Printing quality . . . page 8-17
Printer utilities
. . . page 8-24
Go to the category for the type of problem you have and look
for the description that most closely matches the problem. The
most likely causes and solutions are listed first, so try them in
the order that they are written until the problem is solved.
Power supply
The lights come on briefly but then go off and stay off.
Cause
What to do
The printer’s voltage rating
may not match the voltage of
your electrical outlet.
Check the printer and outlet voltage
ratings. If the voltages do not match,
unplug the printer immediately and
contact your dealer.
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Do not reconnect the power cord to an
electrical outlet that does not have
matching voltage.
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The printer does not work and the control panel lights are off.
Cause
What to do
The printer is turned off.
Press the P power button.
The P power light will come on.
The power cord is not
properly plugged into the
electrical outlet.
Turn off the printer, make sure the
power cord is firmly plugged into the
electrical outlet, and turn the printer
back on.
The electrical outlet is
controlled by an outside
switch or automatic timer.
Use a different outlet. If you must use
electrical outlets controlled by wall
switches, do not use the wall switches
to control them.
The electric outlet is out of
order.
Plug another electrical device into the
outlet to determine whether the outlet
is working. If it is not, use a different
outlet.
Operation
The P power light is on but nothing prints.
Cause
What to do
The interface cable is not
connected properly.
Confirm that the cable is fastened to
the printer and the computer securely.
If the cable is connected correctly, run
a printer operation check as described
on page 8-4.
If your Macintosh has a built-in
modem, connect the interface cable to
the Macintosh’s printer port.
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Your interface cable does not
meet both the printer and
computer specifications.
Use an interface cable that meets both
printer and computer specifications.
See “Connecting the Printer to Your
PC” or “Connecting the Printer to
Your Macintosh” in Chapter 2. Also
see “Interface Specifications” in
Appendix B.
Your software is not properly
set up for your printer.
Make sure that your printer is
properly selected in your software.
Install or reinstall the printer software
as described in Chapter 2.
Nothing prints and the control panel lights are on or flashing.
Cause
What to do
Several common printer
errors have occured at once.
Use the table in “Error indicators”
on page 8-3 to determine what
combination of errors may have
occurred, and apply the recommended
solutions.
The printer sounds as though it is printing, but nothing prints.
Cause
What to do
The print head nozzles are
clogged.
Clean the print head. See “Cleaning
the Print Head” on page 8-30.
If this does not work after four or five
trials, see below.
One or both of the ink
cartridges have been used
longer than six months or
beyond the date on the
packaging.
Try cleaning the print head. If that
does not solve the problem, replace
the ink cartridges as described on page
8-34.
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The printer operation check prints well, but nothing prints
from within an application program.
Cause
What to do
Your printer is not selected in
your software.
Select your printer in the printer setup
section of your software.
The interface cable does not
meet both the printer and
computer requirements.
Use a printer cable that meets the
requirements shown under “System
Requirements“ on page 1-4.
Your computer is not 100%
IBM® AT compatible.
Select Use Print Manager for this port
in the Queue Setup window. To access
this window, click the EPSON Spool
Manager4 icon in the EPSON folder
(Windows 95) or double-click this icon
in the EPSON program group
(Windows 3.1), and select Setup from
the Queue menu.
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 your image-editing
software.
Install more memory in your computer
if you can.
Select lower resolution or fewer colors
for your display setting as described
below.
For Windows 95, choose a lower
resolution setting as the Color Palette
setting. To access the Color Palette,
click Start, point to Settings, and
choose Control Panel. Then
double-click the Display icon and click
the Settings tab. For detailed
information on making this setting, see
your Windows 95 user’s guide.
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For Windows 3.1, double-click the
Windows Setup icon on the Main
menu; then click Options and choose
Change System Settings. Then
choose a lower resolution setting for
your display from the Display pop-up
list. For detailed information on
making this setting, see your Windows
3.1 user’s guide.
If you have a display-adapter setting
utility, use it to set the lower
resolution. For detailed information,
see your display board user’s guide.
For Macintosh, choose Control Panel
from the Apple menu and select
Monitors. Select a lower resolution.
For detailed information on making
this setting, see your Macintosh user’s
guide.
Color documents print out in black and white.
Cause
What to do
Your printer is not selected in
your software.
Select your printer in your software.
Color printing is not selected
in your application or in the
printer driver.
Select color printing in your
application and the printer driver. Try
to print again. If the image still comes
out in black and white, try printing
from another program. If this fixes the
problem, contact the manufacturer of
the software with which you had
trouble.
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Printing starts too high or too low on the page.
Cause
What to do
Margins are set incorrectly in
your application.
Check that the margins are set
correctly in your program. See the
printable area specifications on page
B-5 in Appendix B.
The size of the paper loaded
in the printer does not match
the paper size setting within
your application program or
printer driver.
Load the correct size of paper, or
change the paper size settings within
your application program or printer
driver to match the size of paper you
are using.
Print speed is not what you expect.
Cause
What to do
The image resolution and the
amount of color used in the
document may be too high.
Carefully considering your use of color
and resolution can help you optimize
your printing times. For more details,
see “Increasing the Print Speed” on
page 8-25.
Note:
High resolution printing and color
printing significantly increase the amount
of data to be processed. These two factors
have the greatest effect on print speed.
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Cause
What to do
The printer settings within
your application are
incorrect.
Adjust the printer settings within your
application and print again.
If your Macintosh has only one serial
port, choose Chooser from the Apple
menu and select the
modem port.
The interface cable is not
connected properly.
Check that the cable is securely
connected to the printer and the
computer.
If your Macintosh has a built-in
modem, connect the interface cable to
the Macintosh’s printer port.
An unknown problem has
occurred.
Disconnect the interface cable from the
computer; then try the printer
operation check described on page 8-4.
The print head moved to the ink cartridge replacement
position unexpectedly.
Cause
What to do
The R cleaning button was
pressed while the B or A
light was flashing or on.
One or both of the ink cartridges is
low or out of ink. Replace the ink
cartridges as described on page 7-2.
The New Hardware Found screen appears even though the
printer software has already been installed.
Cause
What to do
This error may occur when
using Windows 95.
Click the Do not install a driver
(Windows will not prompt you
again) button; then click OK.
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Paper does not feed properly from the sheet feeder.
Cause
What to do
Too many sheets are loaded
in the sheet feeder.
Take the paper stack out of the feeder,
remove some sheets, and reload the
stack. Before you load paper, see page
6-4 to check the amount of paper you
can load in the sheet feeder.
The edge guides are not set
correctly.
Adjust the guides against the stack of
paper. See “Loading Paper” on page
3-2.
Paper is jammed in the paper
path.
Take all the paper out of the sheet
feeder, reload the paper, then press the
E load/eject button. If the S paper out
light continues to flash, turn off the
printer and gently pull out any paper
that may be jammed in the printer. If it
tears and pieces remain inside the
printer, open the printer cover; then
remove the pieces of paper.
The paper stack does not fit
under the edge guide tab
inside the left edge guide.
Reload the paper so that it fits under
the edge guide tab. See “Loading
Paper” on page 3-2.
The paper is curled or folded.
Use flat, undamaged paper.
The paper is old or creased.
Use only new, smooth sheets of paper.
The paper’s size is not
compatible with the printer.
Use paper that meets the paper
requirements for this printer. See
“Paper” on page B-2.
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Cause
What to do
Too many sheets are loaded
in the sheet feeder.
Take the paper stack out of the feeder,
remove some sheets, and reload paper.
Before you load paper, see page 6-4 to
check the amount of paper you can
load in the sheet feeder.
The edge guides are not set
correctly.
Adjust the guides against the stack of
paper. See “Loading Paper” on page
3-2.
The paper was not fanned
before being loaded in the
sheet feeder.
Remove the paper stack and fan it.
Tap it on a flat surface to even the
edges. Then reload the paper.
The edges of the paper stack
are not even.
Remove the paper stack and tap it on a
flat surface to even the edges. Then
reload the paper.
The paper is too thin.
Make sure the paper meets the paper
requirements for this printer. See
“Paper” on page B-2.
Ejected paper is wrinkled.
Cause
What to do
The paper is damp.
Do not store your paper in a damp or
humid environment. Store paper in its
original packaging.
The paper is too thin.
Make sure the paper meets the paper
requirements for this printer. See
“Paper” on page B-2.
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Paper does not eject fully.
Cause
What to do
The paper is too long.
Press the E load/eject button to eject
the paper. Use paper that meets the
paper requirements for this printer.
See “Paper” on page B-2.
Paper feed or paper jam problems occur frequently.
Cause
What to do
Sheets of paper are stuck
together.
Fan the stack of paper and align the
edges before loading.
The paper is too thin or
rough.
Make sure the paper meets the paper
requirements for this printer. See
“Paper” on page B-2.
Too many sheets are loaded
in the sheet feeder.
Check the paper package and
“Loading Special Paper and Other
Media” on page 6-4 for the amount of
paper you can load at one time in the
sheet feeder.
The printable side of the
paper is not correctly loaded.
Try turning the stack of paper over in
the sheet feeder. Most packages of
paper indicate the printable side with
an arrow on the end of the package.
Make sure the printable side is loaded
face up.
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The printed image has gaps or faint areas.
Cause
What to do
The print head nozzles are
clogged.
Clean the print head. See “Cleaning
the Print Head” on page 8-30.
The paper quality has been
degraded due to age.
Use new paper.
The printer driver settings
may not be correct.
Select Automatic on the printer
driver’s Main menu (Windows) or
Print dialog box (Macintosh), and
make sure the Media Type setting is
appropriate for the type of paper
loaded in the printer.
The printed image is blurred.
Cause
What to do
Your paper is damp.
Do not store your paper in a damp or
humid environment. Store the paper
in its original packaging.
The printer driver settings
may not be correct.
Select Automatic on the printer
driver’s Main menu (Windows) or
Print dialog box (Macintosh), and
make sure the Media Type setting is
appropriate for the type of paper
loaded in the printer.
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The printed image is smeared.
Cause
What to do
The paper is too thick.
Open the printer cover and set the
adjust lever to the “+” position. See
page 6-6 in Chapter 6, “Printing on
Special Paper.”
Special paper was loaded
without the support sheet or
a regular sheet of paper
under it though it requires
one.
Load the support sheet or a piece of
plain paper under the special paper.
See Chapter 6, “Printing on Special
Paper,” or the instructions packed
with your paper.
Multiple sheets of EPSON
Photo Quality Glossy Film
are loaded.
Load glossy film one sheet at a time
with the loading support sheet or a
piece of plain paper under it.
If you need to load multiple sheets of
glossy film, load only up to 30 sheets
with the loading support sheet or a
piece of plain paper under them and
set the top margin of the page to
30 mm or more.
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inside of the printer shown below
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Ink has leaked on the platen.
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Be careful not to touch the gears inside the
printer.
The print head nozzles are
clogged.
Clean the print head. See “Cleaning
the Print Head” on page 8-30.
White horizontal lines appear in the printed image.
Cause
What to do
The Media Type setting in
your printer driver is
incorrect.
Make sure the Media Type setting
matches the type of paper loaded in
the printer.
The MicroWeave or Super
MicroWeave option in your
printer driver is not selected.
Turn on MicroWeave or Super
MicroWeave in your printer driver.
One of the ink cartridges is
low on ink.
Check the control panel to confirm if
the B or A ink out light is flashing,
and replace the appropriate ink
cartridge.
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The print head nozzles are
clogged.
Clean the print head. See “Cleaning
the Print Head”on page 8-30.
Vertical printed lines do not align.
Cause
What to do
The print head is misaligned.
Align the print head using the Print
Head Alignment utility. See “Aligning
the Print Head” on page 8-34.
The printing position is
misaligned.
Make sure the High Speed option in
your printer driver is not selected.
Printing quality is not what you expect.
Cause
What to do
The paper loaded is not the
paper selected in your
application or the printer
driver.
Make sure you loaded the correct paper
in the printer and that you selected the
same media type in your application
and/or the printer software.
Make sure you are using paper that
meets the paper requirements for this
printer. See “Paper” on page B-2.
You are not printing on the
correct side of the paper.
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correct side for printing; then load the
printable side of the paper face up in
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not correct.
make sure they are appropriate. If
these settings are correct, check your
application because some settings are
overridden by application settings.
Also, for more information on making
printer driver settings, see online help
for Windows, or Chapter 5 for
Macintosh.
The High Speed setting is
selected in the printer driver.
To obtain higher quality output, make
sure High Speed is not selected.
Colors are different from what you expect.
Cause
What to do
The color print head nozzles
are clogged.
Clean the print head. See “Cleaning
the Print Head” on page 8-30.
Black ink is selected in your
printer driver.
Set the Ink setting to Color.
The paper is not loaded
printable side up.
Check that the printable side of the
paper is facing up.
The Media Type setting does
not match the paper loaded.
Change the Media Type setting in
your printer driver to match the type
of media you have loaded.
Load media that matches the Media
Type setting you selected in the
printer driver.
The ICM (Windows) or
ColorSync (Macintosh)
setting in your driver is not
appropriate for your
document.
Select Automatic as the Mode setting
in the printer driver.
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Your printer and monitor are
not properly calibrated for
color matching.
See the user’s guides of your
image-editing software and your
monitor for information on calibrating
your system for color matching.
Since monitors and printers
See Appendix A, “Tips for Color
Printing.”
produce colors differently,
printed colors will not always
match on-screen colors
perfectly.
Colors are not very vivid.
Cause
What to do
The image was printed on the Make sure that you are printing on the
wrong side of EPSON Ink Jet coated side of the paper. If necessary,
Paper.
flip over the paper and try printing
again. If print quality does not
improve, clean the print heads as
described on page 8-30.
The Media Type setting does
not match the paper loaded.
Make sure the Media Type setting in
your printer driver matches the type of
media you have loaded, or load media
that matches the Media Type setting.
Color dots are missing in printed graphics or characters.
The printed color image has gaps or faint areas.
Cause
What to do
The color print head nozzles
are clogged.
Clean the print head. See “Cleaning
the Print Head” on page 8-30.
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Black dots are missing in printed graphics or characters.
The printed black image is light or faint.
Cause
What to do
The black print head nozzles
are clogged.
Clean the print head. See “Cleaning
the Print Head” on page 8-30.
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Photographic images look grainy or rough.
Cause
What to do
The printing position is
misaligned.
Align the print heads with the Print
Head Alignment utility. See “Aligning
the Print Head” on page 8-34.
The resolution of the original
image data or the resolution
setting for the image in your
image-editing software may
be too low.
Increase the image resolution in your
image-editing software. Keep in mind
that higher resolution images take
longer to print.
Use of the EPSON PhotoEnhance or
PhotoEnhance2 feature is
recommended for printing
photographic images. On the printer
driver’s Main menu (Windows) or
Print dialog box (Macintosh), click the
Advanced button and select
PhotoEnhance or PhotoEnhance2
from the settings list.
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Printer utilities
The Status Monitor window does not appear when you are
using Windows 95.
Cause
What to do
The Enable bi-directional
support for this printer
option is not selected in the
Spool Settings window.
You must select Enable bi-directional
support for this printer in the Spool
Settings window to use the Status
Monitor. To access the Spool Settings
window, click the Start button, point
to Settings, and click Printers.
Right-click the icon for your printer
and choose Properties from the
drop-down menu. Click the Details
tab; then click Spool Settings. Select
Enable bi-directional support for
this printer.
When you clean the print head using the Head Cleaning
utility, the output quality does not improve.
Cause
What to do
You attempted to clean the
print head while one or both
of the ink cartridges were low
or out of ink.
Check the B and A ink out lights.
When one or both of the ink cartridges
are low or out, the Head Cleaning
utility has no effect. Replace the ink
cartridges as needed. See page 7-2.
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Just as printing at a high resolution requires more processing
time, printing in color takes longer than printing in black
because the volume of data in a color document is much
greater. For this reason, it is important to be selective in your
use of color if you also require a faster print speed.
Even if your document requires the highest resolution and
extensive use of color, for example when printing a
camera-ready composite that includes color photographs, it
may still be possible to optimize the print speed by adjusting
other printing conditions. Keep in mind that changing some
conditions to increase the print speed may also lower print
quality.
The following table shows the factors that inversely affect print
speed and print quality (increasing one will decrease the other).
Print quality
Print speed
Lower
Faster
Higher
Slower
Print Quality
Economy
SuperFine -1440 dpi
Halftoning
No halftoning
Error Diffusion
High Speed
On
Off
MicroWeave Super
Off
On
Finest Detail
Off
On
Image size
Small
Large
Resolution
Low
High
Printer software settings
Data characteristics
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The table below shows the factors related to print speed only.
Print speed
Faster
Slower
Ink
Black
Color
Collate*
Off
On
Page reverse*
Off
On
Page rotate*
Off
On
Grayscale **
Full color
System speed
Fast
Slow
HDD free space
Large
Small
Memory free space
Large
Small
Running applications
One
Many
Virtual memory
Not in use
In use
Printer software settings
Data characteristics
Variety of colors
Hardware resources
Software status
*Varies depending on the printer software and application software you
are using.
**Grayscale means using black ink only to print varying shades of gray,
from pure black to pure white.
Using DMA transfer (for Windows 95)
Using DMA transfer to send print data to the computer may
help you speed up printing. This is only available for
computers that have a parallel port which supports ECP mode.
See your computer’s manual to determine if it supports ECP
mode and DMA transfer.
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To make DMA transfer available, see below.
1. Double-click the My Computer icon, double-click the Printer
icon, right-click EPSON Stylus Photo EX, and select
Property. The printer driver window appears.
2. Click the Utility tab and click the Speed & Progress button
on the Utility menu. The Speed & Progress dialog box
appears.
3. If a message appears on the Speed & Progress dialog box,
compare it with the table below.
Message
Action
High Speed (DMA) Transfer
enabled.
DMA transfer is already enabled. Click
OK to close the dialog box.
For higher data transfer rates,
use DMA Transfer.
Go to step 4.
<No message>
Your system cannot use DMA transfer.
However if you change the parallel
port setting to ECP or Enhanced using
your computer’s BIOS Setup program,
you may be able to use DMA transfer.
Consult your computer’s manual or
computer maker for instructions.
Note:
Before you run the BIOS Setup program,
uninstall the printer software. After running
the Setup program, reinstall the printer
software.
4. Double-click the My Computer icon and double-click
Control Panel.
5. Double-click the System icon and click the Device Manager
tab.
6. Double-click the Ports (COM & LPT) icon and double-click
LPT1. If you have connected your printer to a port other
than LPT1, double-click the appropriate port icon.
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7. Click the Resources tab and click the Use automatic
settings check box to deselect the Automatic Setting. (Make
sure there is no check in the Use automatic settings check
box.) Write down the Input/Output Range addresses
shown in the Resource settings box.
Write down this
address.
Res01
Click here
to uncheck
the check box.
8. Select a basic configuration setting from the Setting Based on
list that uses the same Input/Output Range addresses as
you wrote down in Step 7, and make sure the Direct
Memory Access channel and Interrupt Request numbers
are allocated and displayed. Confirm also that the
Conflicting Device list box shows No conflicts.
Select a
configuration
setting.
Confirm there are
no conflicts.
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9. Click OK to save the setting.
10. Repeat steps 1 and 2 on page 8-27 to verify whether DMA
transfer has been enabled.
Note:
You may not be able to use DMA transfer on some computers even
after you make the settings explained above. Consult your computer
maker for information on the DMA transfer capability of your
computer.
Uninstalling Printer Software (Windows 95)
If you need to uninstall the EPSON printer driver and utilities
for Windows 95, follow the instructions below.
1. Double-click the My Computer icon and double-click the
Control Panel icon.
2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
3. Select EPSON Printer Software to uninstall the printer driver,
or select EPSON Status Monitor 2 to uninstall the utility.
4. Click Add/Remove. If you are uninstalling printer software,
a dialog box appears and you need to select the printer icon
for the driver you want to uninstall.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to uninstall the
software.
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Cleaning the Print Head
If you find that the printed image is unexpectedly faint, or dots
in the printed image are missing, you may be able to solve
these problems by cleaning the print head, which ensures that
the nozzles are delivering ink properly.
You can clean the print head from your computer using the
Head Cleaning utility in the printer software, or from the
printer itself by using the printer’s control panel buttons.
Note:
q Print head cleaning uses ink. To avoid wasting ink, clean the
print head only if print quality declines. Use the Nozzle Check
utility to confirm that the print head needs to be cleaned.
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If the B black or A color ink out light is flashing or on, you
cannot clean the print head. Replace the appropriate ink cartridge
first.
To clean the print head, follow these steps:
Using the Head Cleaning utility
For Windows users:
1. Make sure that the printer is on, and the B and A ink out
lights are off.
2. Access the Utility menu as described in Chapter 4. Then click
the Head Cleaning button.
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3. Follow the on-screen messages.
The P power light flashes while the printer performs the
cleaning cycle. This operation takes about two minutes to
complete.
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Never turn off the printer while the P power light is
flashing. Doing so may damage the printer.
4. When the P power light stops flashing, click Print nozzle
check pattern in the Head Cleaning dialog box and use
the pattern to confirm that the head is clean and to reset the
cleaning cycle.
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Nozzle check pattern:
pattern1
The above sample is in black and white, but the actual check pattern
prints in color.
In the check pattern, if you find that any segments are missing
from the test lines, you may need to repeat the head
cleaning and print the nozzle check pattern again.
PATTERN2
If print quality does not improve after repeating this procedure
four or five times, follow the recommendations listed in
this chapter. If the print quality still does not improve,
contact your dealer.
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For Macintosh users:
1. Make sure that the printer is on, and the B and A ink out
lights are off.
2. Choose Utility from the Print dialog box. Then click the Head
Cleaning button.
3. Follow the on-screen messages.
The P power light flashes while the printer performs the
cleaning cycle. This operation takes about two minutes to
complete.
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Never turn off the printer while P power light is flashing.
Doing so may damage the printer.
4. When the P power light stops flashing, click the
Confirmation button in the Head Cleaning dialog box to
print a nozzle check pattern and to reset the cleaning cycle.
Use the check pattern to confirm the head is clean. See page
8-31 to see a sample of the nozzle check pattern.
In the check pattern, if you find that any segments are missing
from the test lines, you may need to repeat the head cleaning
and print the nozzle check pattern again. If print quality hasn’t
improved after repeating this procedure four or five times, try
other recommendations listed in this chapter. If the quality still
has not improved, contact your dealer.
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Using the control panel
To clean the print head using the control panel buttons, follow
these steps.
1. Make sure that the printer is on and the B and A ink out
lights are off.
2. Press the R cleaning button for three seconds. The P power
light begins flashing, and the printer ejects any paper in the
paper path and starts cleaning the print head. This
operation takes about two minutes to complete.
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Never turn off the printer while the P power light is
flashing. Doing so may damage the printer.
3. After the P power light stops flashing, print a few lines to
confirm that the head is clean and to reset the cleaning
cycle.
If the print quality does not improve, repeat step 2, then print a
few lines to check the output. If print quality does not improve
after repeating this procedure four or five times, follow the
recommendations listed in this chapter. If the quality still does
not improve, contact your dealer.
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Aligning the Print Head
Aligns the print head. Use this utility if you notice your
printouts contain misaligned vertical lines while the High
Speed setting is turned on in the More Setting dialog box.
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Caution:
Before using this utility, make sure the paper loaded in the
printer is at least 210 mm (8.27 inches) wide; for example, A4
size paper loaded short edge first. Otherwise, the print head
will spray ink directly onto the platen, which could mar future
printouts.
For Windows users:
1. Make sure A4 or wider paper is loaded in the sheet feeder.
2. Click the Utility tab in the printer software window. Then click
the Print Head Alignment button.
3. Follow the messages on your screen to align the print head.
For Macintosh users:
1. Make sure A4 or wider paper is loaded in the sheet feeder.
2. Choose Utility from the Print dialog box. Then click the Print
Head Alignment button.
3. Follow the messages on your screen to align the print head.
Ink Cartridge Problems
If output quality does not improve even after cleaning and
aligning the print head, you may need to replace one or both of
the ink cartridges.
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To replace an ink cartridge while the B and A ink out lights are
off, follow these steps.
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q Once you remove an ink cartridge it becomes unusable
and cannot be reinstalled, even if ink remains in it.
q
Leave the old cartridge installed in the printer until you
are ready to replace it with a new one.
1. Make sure the printer is on. The P power light should be on,
but not flashing.
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2. Lower the output tray at the front of the printer; then open
the printer cover.
3. Hold down the E load/eject button for three seconds. The
print head moves to the replacement position. The P
power light begins flashing.
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load/eject button to move it. Otherwise you may damage
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Note:
The printer automatically moves the print head back to its home
(far right) position after 60 seconds if you have not started the
replacement procedure.
4. Lift up the clamp that holds the cartridge you want to replace.
When you do, the cartridge rises partly out of the cartridge
holder. To replace the color ink cartridge, lift up the larger
clamp on the right. To replace the black ink cartridge, lift
up the smaller clamp on the left.
5. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it according
to your local garbage disposal regulations. Do not take the
used cartridge apart or try to refill it.
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If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap
and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
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6. Remove the ink cartridge from its protective bag. Next,
remove only the yellow tape seal from the cartridge, as
shown below.
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portion of the tape
color S020110
Caution:
q You must remove the yellow tape seals from the
cartridges. If you attempt to print using a cartridge
with the yellow tape seal still attached, the cartridge
may become unusable. It’s OK if the yellow tape does
not completely tear off along the dotted line.
q
q
Do not remove the white portion of the tape seal from
the top of the cartridge; otherwise, the cartridge may
become clogged and you cannot print with it.
Do not remove the tape seal from the bottom of the
cartridge; otherwise, ink will leak.
7. Lower the ink cartridge into the cartridge holder with
the label on the cartridge face up and the arrow on the
cartridge pointing to the rear of the printer.
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8. Press the ink cartridge clamp down until it locks in place.
The following illustration shows color ink replacement. For
black ink replacement, press down the smaller clamp on the
left.
new
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again until you replace the ink cartridges. Otherwise, the
cartridges may become unusable.
9. Press the E load/eject button, then close the printer cover.
The printer moves the print head and begins charging the
ink delivery system. This operation takes about two
minutes to complete.
When the ink charging process is finished, the P power light
stops flashing.
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The P power light continues to flash while the printer
performs the ink charging operation. Never turn off the
printer while this light is flashing. Doing so can result in
incomplete charging of ink and you will not be able to
print with the printer.
Note:
Even if you do not press the E load/eject button, the printer moves the
print head and begins the ink charging process about 60 seconds after
you replace the cartridge.
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Contacting Customer Support
If your printer is not operating properly and you cannot solve
your problem with the troubleshooting information in this
guide and online help, contact customer support services for
assistance.
We will be able to help you much more quickly if you are able
to give the exact information indicated below.
Serial number of your printer:
(The serial number label is on the back of the printer.)
Printer model:
Brand and model of your computer:
Printer software version:
(See your Version menu.)
Version of Windows (95, 3.1, etc.) you are using now:
Version of software applications you normally use with
your printer:
For United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland users
If you purchased your printer in the UK or the Republic of
Ireland, EPSON (UK) Limited provides a range of customer
services and technical support.
Note:
For customers in the Republic of Ireland, please use the correct dialing
codes when dialing the UK telephone numbers listed in the following
sections. For example the Enquiry Desk fax number, 01442 227271,
should be dialed as 0044 1442 227271 from the Republic of Ireland.
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The enquiry desk team can be contacted by calling 0800 220546
in the UK or 1 800 409132 from the Republic of Ireland, by
faxing 01442 227271, and via the Internet at info@epson.co.uk.
They can provide the following information:
q
q
Information and literature on new EPSON products (also
available from Faxon Epson)
Where to purchase genuine EPSON consumables,
accessories and options
Customer Support
Our Customer Support team can provide the following services:
q
q
Technical information on installing, configuring, and
operating your EPSON products
Arranging for faulty EPSON products to be repaired within
the warranty period
For information on contacting our Customer Support team,
please see the Service and Support Information booklet that
came with your EPSON product.
If this booklet is not available, details can be found on Faxon
Epson faxback service, EPtec Bulletin Board Service or on
EPSON’s World Wide Web site. See below for details.
Faxon Epson
Contact Faxon Epson faxback service for:
q
q
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To use Faxon Epson, call 01442 227332 using a touch-tone
phone. You will be asked to follow a simple routine to register
your document request, and once you have entered your
telephone and fax numbers, Faxon Epson will fax a copy of the
document catalogue to your fax machine.
When you have found the documents that you need in the
catalogue, call Faxon Epson again and enter the document ID
numbers. The documents will be faxed to you automatically.
EPtec - Bulletin Board Service
Call the Epson Bulletin Board Service on 01442 227479 for the
latest drivers and utilities. No membership is required. Make
sure that your communications software is set to 8 data bits, 1
stop bit, no parity bit, ANSI terminal mode emulation and a
modem speed of up to 28.8 Kbps. Downloading protocols
supported include Xmodem, Ymodem and Zmodem. See the
documentation that came with your communications software
and modem for more information.
When you first connect to the Bulletin Board Service, you will
be asked for your name, company name, phone number and a
password (which you can invent yourself).
World Wide Web
If you can connect to the Internet and have a Web Browser,
you can access EPSON’s World Wide Web site at
http://www.epson.com. Here you will find information on the
latest EPSON products, software drivers, and answers to
frequently asked questions.
For Australian users
EPSON Australia wishes to provide you with a high level of
Customer Service. As well as this User’s Guide, we provide the
following sources for obtaining information:
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EPSON FAXBACK will fax you the latest specifications and
pricing for most EPSON products offered in Australia. There
is also technical information including details of the latest
software and drivers available. Phone (02) 9903 9075 and the
system will guide you through a number of choices before
faxing the information to your fax machine.
EPSON Bulletin Board System
This is where you can download the latest software and
drivers. Visit the BBS to check out the latest versions. If you
have a modem, phone (02) 9417 5090.
Internet URL http://www.epson.com.au
Access the EPSON Australia World Wide Web pages. Worth
taking your modem here for the occasional surf! You can get
the same information as offered on the EPSON FAXBACK and
the EPSON Bulletin Board plus more.
Your Dealer
Don’t forget that your dealer can often help identify and
resolve problems. The dealer should always be the first call for
advice on problems. They can often solve problems quickly and
easily as well as give you advice on the next step to take.
EPSON Helpdesk
EPSON Helpdesk is provided as a final backup to make sure
our clients have access to advice. Operators on the Helpdesk
can aid you in diagnosing hardware and software problems.
They can also advise you on the latest EPSON products and
where the nearest dealer or service agent is located. Many types
of queries are answered here.
The Helpdesk numbers are:
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We encourage you to have all the relevant information on hand
when you ring. The more information you prepare, the faster
we can help solve the problem. This information includes the
User’s Guide for your EPSON product, type of computer,
operating system, application programs, and any other
information you feel is required.
For Singapore users
Contact the telephone and fax numbers below:
Phone:
Fax:
(065) 337-7911
(065) 334-1185
For Hong Kong users
To obtain technical support as well as other after-sales services,
users are welcome to contact EPSON Hong Kong Limited.
Internet home page
EPSON Hong Kong has established a local home page in both
Chinese and English on the Internet to provide users with the
following information:
q
Product information
q
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
q
Latest versions of EPSON printer drivers
Users can access our World Wide Web home page at:
http://www.epson.com.hk.
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An electronic bulletin board system (BBS) is also available to
obtain printer information and the latest versions of printer
drivers. You can log on to the following number for the BBS
service:
BBS:
(852) 2827-4244
Technical Support Hotline
You can also contact our technical staff at the following
telephone and fax numbers:
Phone:
Fax:
(852) 2585-4399
(852) 2827-4383
For Philippines users
To obtain technical support as well as other after sales services,
users are welcome to contact the EPSON Philippines
Representative Office at the telephone and fax numbers below:
Phone:
Fax:
BBS:
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(632) 814-0595
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Basics of Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Image Resolution and Image Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Basics of Color Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Basics of Color
This section describes the basic properties of color, the relationships
between colors, and how to use color to improve the quality of your
printed documents.
Properties of color
Color is composed of three properties: Hue, Saturation, and Brightness.
Hue
The name of the color, such as red, blue, or
violet. The circle that represents the relationship
between all hues is called the hue circle.
Saturation
The vividness of the color. This represents the
amount of gray in proportion to the hue.
Brightness
The relative lightness or darkness of the color.
The method for representing these properties is called the Munsell
renotation color system. The hue circle and the Munsell renotation color
system are useful to understand the properties of color. See also the Color
Guide.
Synchronizing monitor colors and printer colors
Your printer produces images by printing tiny patterns of ink dots on
paper. It uses the colors cyan (C), magenta (M), yellow (Y), and black (K)
to create a blending effect that makes you think you are seeing millions of
colors. This type of color, produced by pigments that absorb some colors
of light and reflect others, is called subtractive.
Note:
In theory, pure cyan, magenta, and yellow should produce black, but actually they
produce a muddy brown and must be combined with black ink to produce a true
black (K).
Your monitor produces images by illuminating color phosphors on the
screen with an electron gun (a phosphor is a substance that gives off light
when irradiated). Each screen point (pixel) has three colored phosphors:
red (R), green (G), and blue (B).
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Since the printer and monitor produce color images differently, and the
available range of color produced by the monitor and printer are
different, the image on the screen does not exactly match your printed
output all of the time. If you want to adjust, or calibrate, the printed color
to more closely match the on-screen color, you may have to experiment
with the printer driver settings.
Additionally, color management software is available from a variety of
software and monitor companies to help you match colors produced by
your monitor and printer. See your image-editing software user’s guide
for information on color matching.
monitor colors
printer colors
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The range of colors that can be displayed:
monitor
printer
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Note:
When printing a scanned image, you may find it more difficult to match colors.
Because scanners create the original image data using CMYK, the data format of
your image will be changed twice.
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Process of color printing
A printer produces color images by printing tiny patterns of ink dots
using CMYK colors as mentioned in the previous section. Because most
ink jet printers are not able to print different gradations of the three
primary colors, they must use a halftoning method in order to represent
millions of colors or the gradation of colors as follows:
4-4
Dithering and error diffusion are the most commonly used halftoning
methods.
Dithering
Dithering uniformly aligns individual dots of different colored inks to
create the appearance of neutral colors. This method is suitable for
printing documents that contain large areas of solid color, such as bar
charts and graphs.
Error diffusion
Error diffusion randomly places individual dots of different colors to
create the appearance of neutral colors. By randomly placing dots, the
printer can achieve excellent colors and subtle color gradation. This
method is suited for printing documents that contain finely detailed
graphics or photographic images.
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Image Resolution and Image Size
The resolution of your original image affects the quality of your printouts.
Generally, the higher the resolution, the better the print quality. However,
keep in mind that the higher the resolution, the longer the wait for
processing and printing a document.
Generally, the printed image size is in inverse proportion to the image
resolution, as shown below. The larger the image size, the lower the
image resolution. Conversely, the smaller the image size, the higher the
image resolution.
Note:
Some applications have a function that can correct this relationship.
A
300 pixel
Print
225 pixel
300 dpi
300 pixel
Print
225 pixel
150 dpi
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Print
292 pixel
300 dpi
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100 pixel
Print
72 pixel
75 dpi
Since increasing the image size means decreasing the image resolution,
you must take care that print quality or color tone is not degraded when
working with images pasted into documents created with word
processing software. To avoid print quality and color tone problems,
change the size and the resolution of the image in your graphics
application before pasting it into your document.
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To help you use color to maximize your document’s impact on its readers,
determine the who, what, when, where, why, and how of color printing.
Know WHO your readers are and WHAT your purpose is
Your documents are intended to communicate information, opinions, or
feelings to one or more people and also to get results. Therefore, first you
need to think about who is going to see your work: customer, co-worker,
or other; and what your purpose is: to advise, sell, propose, and so on.
For example:
A marketing proposal with generous quantities of bright, fluorescent colors might
fail to impress a conservative accounting firm, yet win over a music video
company.
Know WHEN to use color
While color can enhance any document, you need to decide when color
helps expand understanding of your message and when it distracts the
reader. Sometimes a serious business message is best delivered without
additional colors (remember that white and black are colors, too).
For example:
A job offer letter to a prospective employee works best in black and white, while a
list of safety rules benefits from attention-getting color.
Decide WHERE color will most benefit your document
If you use color on every page or all over a page, you may lose not only
the impact of color, but also the clarity and readability of your work.
When used consistently and strategically, color breaks up the monotony
of black-and-white text reading.
Note:
Avoid placing too many color pictures, tables, or icons on a page.
q
q
q
Size your color images so that they do not overpower text or graphics.
Avoid using too much colored text. It is more difficult to read than
black-on-white or white-on-black text.
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Know WHY you are using color
Color adds interest and clarity, and makes documents appear easier to
understand. Just as you use fonts and graphics to create appeal and
capture attention, color provides an additional visual interpretation of a
document that influences the reader.
For example:
An overhead presentation of sales results by territory is far more interesting and
memorable if you show the figures with colored charts and graphs.
Know HOW to select colors
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your document unified. Modify saturation
or brightness to add interest.
Use contrasting hues to make your work
more eye-catching.
Use of complementary colors in documents
is generally not recommended.
Determine a rule for using color throughout the document.
Note:
See the Color Guide for the hue circle.
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Tips for Color Printing
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Specifications
Technical Specifications
Printing . . . . . . .
Paper . . . . . . . .
Ink cartridges . . .
Mechanical . . . . .
Electrical . . . . . .
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Printing
Printing method:
On-demand ink jet
Nozzle configuration
Black:
32 nozzles
Color:
32 nozzles × 5 (cyan, magenta, yellow,
light cyan, light magenta)
Printable columns and printing speeds:
Print
quality
Printable width
Available
dots
CR speed
180 dpi*
291.1 mm (11.46 inches)
2062
20 ips**
360 dpi
291.1 mm (11.46 inches)
4125
20 ips
720 dpi
291.1 mm (11.46 inches)
8250
20 ips
* dpi stands for “dots per inch”.
** ips stands for “inches per second”.
Resolution:
Maximum 1440 dpi × 720 dpi
Print direction:
Bidirectional with logic seeking
Control code:
ESC/P Raster
Paper
Note:
Since the quality of any particular brand or type of paper may be changed by the
manufacturer at any time, EPSON cannot attest to the quality of any
non-EPSON brand or type of paper. Always test samples of paper stock before
purchasing large quantities or printing large jobs.
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Single sheets:
Size
A3 (297 × 420 mm)
B4 (257 × 364 mm)
A4 (210 mm × 297 mm)
A5 (148 mm × 210 mm)
B5 (182 mm × 257 mm)
Letter (216 mm × 279 mm)
Legal (216 mm × 356 mm)
Executive (190.5 mm × 254 mm)
Ledger (279 mm × 432 mm)
Half Letter (139.7 mm × 215.9 mm)
Paper types
Plain bond paper, special papers
distributed by EPSON
Thickness
(for plain bond paper)
0.08 mm to 0.11 mm (0.003 to 0.004 inch)
Weight
(for plain bond paper)
64 g/m2 (17 lb) to 90 g/m2 (24 lb)
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Transparencies, glossy film, glossy paper:
Size
A4 (210 mm × 297 mm)
Letter (216 mm × 279 mm)
A6 (105 mm × 148 mm)*
*Glossy film only
Paper types
Special papers distributed by EPSON
Adhesive sheets:
Size
A4 (210 mm × 297 mm)
Paper types
Special paper distributed by EPSON
Envelopes:
Size
No. 10 (240 mm × 104 mm)
DL (220 mm × 110 mm)
C6 (114 mm × 162 mm)
Paper types
Plain bond paper, air mail
Thickness
0.16 mm to 0.43 mm (0.006 to 0.017 inch)
Weight
45 g/m2 (12 lb) to 75 g/m2 (20 lb)
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Size
A6 (105 mm × 148 mm)
5 × 8 inches (127 mm × 203 mm)
10 × 8 inches (254 mm × 203 mm)
Paper types
Special papers distributed by EPSON
Photo Paper:
Size
A4 (210 mm × 297 mm)
Letter (216 mm × 279 mm)
4 × 6 inches (102 mm × 152 mm)
Panoramic (210 mm × 594 mm)
Paper types
Special papers distributed by EPSON
Photo Stickers:
Size
A6 (105 mm × 148 mm)
Paper types
Special papers distributed by EPSON
Iron-On Cool Transfer Paper:
Size
A4 (210 mm × 297 mm)
Letter (216 mm × 279 mm)
Paper types
Special papers distributed by EPSON
Note:
Poor quality paper may reduce print quality and cause paper jams and other
problems. If you encounter problems, switch to a higher grade of paper.
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Do not load curled or folded paper.
Special papers distributed by EPSON are only usable under normal
conditions:
Temperature
15 to 25°C (59 to 77°F)
Humidity
40 to 60% RH
Printouts on EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film should be stored under the
following conditions:
Temperature
15 to 30°C (59 to 86°F)
Humidity
20 to 60% RH
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Single sheets/index cards
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Envelopes
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A: The minimum top margin is 3.0 mm (0.12 inch).
When loading multiple sheets of EPSON Photo Quality Film, the
minimum top margin is 30 mm (1.2 inches).
B: The minimum left margin is 3.0 mm (0.12 inch).
The minimum right margin for single sheet paper is 3.0 mm (0.12 inch)
except for letter and legal size paper. The minimum right margin for
letter and legal size paper is 9.0 mm (0.35 inch).
The minimum right margin for envelopes is as follows:
7 mm (0.28 inch) for DL envelopes.
28 mm (1.10 inches) for No. 10 envelopes.
3 mm (0.12 inch) for C6 envelopes.
C: The minimum bottom margin is 14.0 mm (0.54 inch).
Note:
Always load paper into the sheet feeder short edge first. However, envelopes
should be loaded long edge first.
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Ink cartridges
Black ink cartridge (S020093):
Color
Black
Print capacity*
540 pages/A4 (ISO/IEC 10561 Letter
Pattern at 360 dpi)
Cartridge life
2 years from production date if unopened;
6 months if opened, at 25°C (77°F)
Temperature
Storage (installed): -20 to 40°C (-4 to 104°F)
1 month at 40°C (104°F)
Storage (uninstalled): -30 to 40°C (-22 to
104°F)
1 month at 40°C (104°F)
Transit: -30 to 60°C (-22 to 140°F)
1 month at 40°C (104°F)
120 hours at 60°C (140°F)
Freezing:** -15°C (3.2°F)
Dimensions
19.8 mm (W) × 52.7 mm (D) × 38.5 mm (H)
Color ink cartridge (S020110):
Colors
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Light Magenta,
Light Cyan
Print capacity*
220 pages (A4, 360 dpi, 5% duty each color)
Cartridge life
2 years from production date if unopened;
6 months if opened at 25°C (77°F)
Temperature
Storage (installed) : -20 to 40°C (-4 to 104°F)
1 month at 40°C (104°F)
Storage (uninstalled): -30 to 40°C (-22 to
104°F)
1 month at 40°C (104°F)
Transit: -30 to 60°C (-22 to 140°F)
1 month at 40°C (104°F)
120 hours at 60°C (140°F)
Freezing:** -17°C (-0.4°F)
Dimensions
51.4 mm (W) × 52.7 mm (D) × 38.5 mm (H)
* The print capacity may vary depending on how often you use the print
head cleaning function.
** The cartridge will thaw and become usable after approximately 3 hours
at 25°C (77°F).
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EPSON recommends the use of genuine EPSON ink cartridges.
Other products not manufactured by EPSON may cause damage to
your printer not covered by EPSON’s warranties.
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Mechanical
Paper feed method:
Friction
Paper path:
Sheet feeder, rear entry
Sheet feeder capacity:
100 sheets at 64 g/m2 (17 lb) paper
Dimensions:
Storage
Width: 546 mm (215. inches)
Depth: 262 mm (10.3 inches)
Height: 172 mm (6.8 inches)
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Printing (maximum dimensions)
Width: 546 mm (21.5 inches)
Depth: 788 mm (31.0 inches)
Height: 353 mm (13.9 inches)
Weight:
7 kg (15.4 lb) without the ink cartridges
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Electrical
Input voltage range
120V Model
220−240V Model
99 to 132V
198 to 264V
Rated frequency range
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency range
49.5 to 60.5 Hz
Rated current
Power consumption
0.4A
0.2A
Approx. 15W (ISO/IEC 10561 Letter Pattern)
Approx. 5W in standby mode (120V model)
Approx. 5.5W in standby mode
(220−240V model)
This product is also designed for IT power system phase to phase voltage
220-240V.
Note:
Check the label on the back of the printer for the voltage of your printer.
Environmental
Temperature:
Operation: 10 to 35°C (50 to 95°F)
Storage:*-20 to 60°C (-4 to 140°F)
1 month at 40°C (104°F)
120 hours at 60°C (140°F)
Humidity (without
condensation):
Operation: 20 to 80% RH
Storage:*5 to 85% RH
*Stored in shipping container
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Initialization
The printer can be initialized (returned to a fixed set of conditions) in
these ways:
Hardware initialization
∗ The printer is turned on.
∗ The printer receives an INIT signal from
the parallel interface.
Software initialization
∗ Software sends a ESC @ (initialize the
printer) command.
Hardware initialization
When the printer is turned on, the printer mechanism is initialized and the
input data buffer and print buffer are cleared. Printer settings are returned
to their default values. However, the printer mechanism is not initialized
if the printer is turned on within ten seconds after turning it off. In this
case, the printer caps the print head, and ejects any paper in the paper
path.
Software initialization
Clears the print buffer and returns printer settings to their default values.
However, software initialization does not initialize the printer mechanism
or clear the data buffer.
Specifications
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Safety approvals
Safety standards:
U.S. model
UL 1950 with D3, CSA C22.2 No.950 with
D3
European model
EN60950 (VDE and NEMKO)
EMC:
B-10
U.S. model
FCC part 15 subpart B class B
CSA C108.8 class B
European model
EN 55022 (CISPR Pub. 22) class B
EN 61000-3-2
EN 61000-3-3
EN 50082-1
IEC801-2
IEC801-3
IEC801-4
Australian model
AS/NZS 3548 class B
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Interface Specifications
Your printer is equipped with an 8-bit parallel interface and a serial
interface.
Parallel interface
The built-in parallel interface has the following characteristics:
Foward channel
Data format:
8-bit parallel, IEEE-1284 compatibility mode
Synchronization:
STROBE pulse
Handshake timing:
BUSY and ACKNLG signals
Signal level:
TTL compatible
Connector:
57-30360 Amphenol connector or equivalent
Reverse channel
Transmission mode:
IEEE-1284 Nibble mode
Adaptable connector:
57-30360 Amphenol connector or
equivalent
Synchronization:
Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification
Handshaking:
Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification
Signal level:
IEEE-1284 Level 1 device
Data transmission
timing:
Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification
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Serial interface
The printer’s built-in serial interface is based on the RS-423 standard. This
interface has the following characteristics:
Standard:
Based on RS-423
Synchronization:
Synchronous
Bit rate:
Approx. 900K bps
Handshaking:
X-ON/X-OFF and DTR protocol
Word format:
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Data bit
8 bits
Parity bit
None
Start bit
1 bit
Stop bit
1 bit
Connector:
8-pin mini-DIN
Recommended cable:
Apple System Peripheral-8 cable
(part number M0197)
Specifications
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The following definitions apply specifically to printers.
application
A software program that helps you carry out a particular task, such as word
processing or financial planning.
ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A standardized coding
system for assigning numerical codes to letters and symbols.
banding
The horizontal lines that sometimes appear when printing graphics. This occurs
when the print head carriage return is misaligned. See also MicroWeave.
bidirectional printing
Printing in which the print heads print in both directions. This increases the speed
of printing.
bit
A binary digit (0 or 1), which is the smallest unit of information used by a printer or
computer.
brightness
The lightness or darkness of an image.
buffer
The portion of the printer’s memory used to store data before printing it.
byte
A unit of information consisting of eight bits.
CMYK
Cyan (blue-green), magenta, yellow, and black. These colored inks are used to
create the subtractive system array of printed colors.
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.
default
A value or setting that takes effect when the equipment is turned on, reset, or
initialized.
dithering
A halftoning method in which dots are arranged in an orderly pattern. Dithering
works best for printing images with solid colors, such as charts and graphs. See also
Halftoning.
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dot matrix
A method of printing in which each letter or symbol is formed by a pattern (matrix)
of individual dots.
dpi
Dots per inch. The dpi measures the resolution. See also resolution.
driver
A software program that sends instructions to a computer peripheral to tell it what
to do. For example, your printer driver accepts print data from your word
processing application and sends instructions to the printer on how to print this
data.
economy printing
Printing in which images are printed with fewer dots to save ink.
EPSON PhotoEnhance or PhotoEnhance2
An advanced image enhancement feature developed by EPSON. Selecting
PhotoEnhance in your printer driver produces sharper images and more vivid
colors by automatically adjusting the contrast, saturation, and brightness of the
original image data.
Error Diffusion
This halftoning setting smooths out edges by randomly placing dots of varying
colors. This has the opposite effect of the Finest Detail setting.
ESC/P
Abbreviation for Epson Standard Code for Printers. This system of commands gives
you control of your printer from your computer. It is standard for all EPSON
printers and supported by most application programs for personal computers.
ESC/P Raster
A command language that gives you control of your printer from your computer.
Commands in this language produce laser-like features, such as enhanced graphics
printing.
Finest Detail
This printer driver setting automatically makes your printed images sharper and
clearer. This has the opposite effect of the Error Diffusion setting. Be aware that this
may increase the time required for printing.
grayscale
A scale of shades of gray from black to white. Grayscale is used to represent colors
when printing with black ink only.
halftones
Patterns of black or colored dots used to reproduce an image.
halftoning
A method of using dot patterns to represent an image. Halftoning makes it possible
to produce varying shades of gray using only black dots, or a nearly infinite array of
colors using only a few colors of dots.
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Printing in which images are printed in both directions. This provides faster
printing. This is also called bidirectional printing.
ICM
Image Color Matching. This setting uses the Windows 95 color matching method to
match the colors in your printout automatically with the colors displayed on your
screen.
initialization
Returns the printer to its defaults (fixed set of conditions). This happens every time
you turn on the printer or reset the printer.
ink jet
A method of printing in which each letter or symbol is formed by precisely
spraying ink onto paper.
interface
The connection between the computer and a peripheral such as a printer. Generally,
printers have two interfaces, parallel and serial. A parallel interface transmits data
one byte, or eight bits, at a time. A serial interface transmits data one bit at a time.
IPS
Inches per second. This scale is used to measure the print head speed.
media
Materials upon which data is printed, such as envelopes, plain paper, special paper,
and transparency film.
MicroWeave
Printing in which images are printed in finer increments to reduce the possibility of
banding and to produce laser-like images. See also banding.
monochrome
This means printing with only one color of ink, which is generally black ink.
parallel interface
See interface.
power-on functions
These are special functions, such as a printer operation check, that you can perform
by holding down a control panel button while turning on the printer.
printable area
The area of a page on which the printer can print. It is smaller than the physical size
of the page due to margins.
printer driver
A software program that sends commands for using the features of a particular
printer. Often shortened to “driver.” See also driver.
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printer operation check
A method for checking the operation of the printer. When you perform a printer
operation check, the printer prints the ROM version, code page, ink counter code,
and a nozzle check pattern.
print head alignment
A maintenance procedure you should perform when the black and color inks on
your printout are misaligned or the printout seems fuzzy.
print server
The print server acts as a post office for all print jobs sent over a network. It receives
the jobs and then distributes them to the assigned printer. It also holds extra print
jobs while the printer is busy. See also print queue.
print queue
When your printer is busy printing a print job, any additional print jobs sent to the
printer are placed in a waiting line, or print queue, until they can be printed. The
print queue may be on a network print server, or on your local computer,
depending on the computer to which the printer is connected.
RAM
Random Access Memory. The portion of the printer’s memory used as a buffer. All
data stored in RAM is lost when the printer is turned off.
reset
To return a printer to its defaults either by sending a command, an INIT signal, or
by turning the printer off and then back on.
resolution
The number of dots per inch used to represent an image.
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.
RGB
Red, green, and blue. These colors, in phosphors irradiated by the computer
monitor’s electron gun, are used to create the additive array of screen colors.
screen pattern
This feature prints shaded areas as they appear on screen, instead of printing them
as halftones.
serial interface
See interface.
spool
The process by which the printer driver converts the print data into codes that your
printer understands. This data is then sent to the printer directly or to the print
server.
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spool manager
A software program that converts print data into codes that your printer
understands. See also spool.
status monitor
A software program that allows you to check the printer’s status, such as the
amount of ink remaining before printing.
subtractive colors
Colors produced by pigments that absorb some colors of light and reflect others.
See also CMYK.
unidirectional printing
Printing in which the print head prints in one direction only. Unidirectional
printing is useful for printing graphics because it allows more precise vertical
alignment than bidirectional printing.
WYSIWYG
What-you-see-is-what-you-get. This term is used to describe printout that looks
exactly like it appears on screen.
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Adjust lever, 1-2, 6-6–7
Advanced setting
Macintosh, 5-6, 5-9, 5-17
Windows, 4-6, 4-8. See also
online help
Advanced photo setting
Macintosh, 5-7
Windows. See online help
Alignment, print head, 4-17, 5-25,
8-34. See also Utilities
AppleTalk*, 2-30
Automatic setting
Macintosh, 3-9, 5-2–5
Windows, 3-6, 4-2, 4-5–6
B
Brightness, A-2
Brightness setting
Macintosh, 5-13
Windows. See online help
Buttons, 1-2–3
R
cleaning, 1-3, 8-33
E load/eject, 1-3
P power, 1-3
C
Cables. See Interface cables
Cartridges. See Ink cartridges
Chooser*, selecting printer with,
2-29–31
Cleaning
printer, 7-8
print head, 8-30–33
Cleaning sheets, 6-4
Coated paper, 6-2–3. See also Special
paper
Color, tips on using, A-2–8
Color Adjustment settings
Macintosh, 5-12–13
Windows. See online help
Colorimetric setting*, 5-15
Color settings
Macintosh, 5-5, 5-12–16
Windows, 4-7. See also online
help
Color slide bars
Macintosh, 5-13
Windows. See online help
ColorSync setting*, 5-8, 5-14–16
Computer requirements, 1-4–6
Connecting the printer
to a Macintosh, 2-25
to a PC, 2-11
Consumable products, 1-6–8
Contrast setting
Macintosh, 5-13
Windows. See online help
Control panel, 1-2, 1-3
Current Settings display
Macintosh, 5-6
Windows, 4-6
Customer support, 8-39–44
Customizing paper size
Macintosh, 5-19
Windows, 3-7. See also online
help
Customizing print settings
Macintosh, 5-9–16
Windows, 4-8–9
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Macintosh, 5-13
Windows. See online help
Error Diffusion setting
Macintosh, 5-11
Windows. See online help
Error indicators, 8-2–3
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Despooler=, 4-22. See also online help
Dithering, A-4. See also Halftoning
settings
Driver. See Printer driver
Driver disk creation=, 2-13, 2-19
E
Economy setting
Macintosh, 5-8, 5-10
Windows, 4-7. See also online
help
See also Print Quality settings
Edge guides, 1-2, 3-3–4
Envelopes
loading, 6-7
printable area, B-5
specifications, B-3
EPSON Answers=, 2-12
system requirements for, 1-4
EPSON Despooler=, 4-22
EPSON Monitor3*, 5-25
EPSON PhotoEnhance
Macintosh, 5-14
Windows, 4-7
EPSON Photo Paper, 1-8, 6-5
EPSON special media, 1-7. See also
Special paper
EPSON Spool Manager=, 4-23
EPSON Status Monitor
Macintosh, 5-23
Windows, 4-16
EPSON Stylus Printer Driver
Package*, 2-28–29
Error diffusion, A-4
*Macintosh only
=
Windows only
IN-2
F
Fine-720 dpi setting
Macintosh, 5-9
Windows. See online help
See also Print Quality settings
Fine Dithering setting
Macintosh, 5-11
Windows. See online help
Finest Detail setting
Macintosh, 5-12
Windows. See online help
Flip Horizontal* setting, 5-12
G
Glossy film, 1-7, 6-3, 6-5. See also
Special paper
Glossy paper, 1-7, 6-3, 6-5. See also
Special paper
H
Halftoning settings
Macintosh, 5-10–11
Windows. See online help
Head. See Print head
Head Cleaning utility. See Utilities
Help, online, 2-12, 4-30
High Speed setting
Macintosh, 5-12
Windows. See online help
Hue, A-2
Comoro-w
R
Rev.C
A5 size
12-12-97
I
Index
DR, pass 0
M
=
ICM setting , 4-7. See also online help
Image resolution and size, A-5
Index cards, 1-7, 6-3, 6-5
printable area, B-5
specifications, B-4
See also Special paper
Ink cartridges, 1-7
installing, 2-5–10
problems with, 8-34–38
replacing, 7-2–7
specifications, B-6–7
Ink jet paper, 1-7, 6-4. See also Special
paper
Ink low, 1-3, 7-2, 8-3
Ink out, 1-3, 7-2–3, 8-3
Ink setting
Macintosh, 5-5
Windows. See online help
Installing
ink cartridges, 2-5–10
Macintosh printer software,
2-26–31
paper support, 2-4
Windows printer software,
2-12–19
Interface
cables, 1-6, 2-11, 2-25
parallel, B-11
serial, B-12
specifications, B-11–12
L
Main menu=, 4-3–4. See also online
help
Maintenance, Chapter 7
Matching, color, A-2–4
Macintosh, 5-12–16
Windows, 4-7. See also online
help
Media Type settings
Macintosh, 5-4–5
Windows, 4-10–11. See also
online help
MicroWeave setting
Macintosh, 5-11
Windows. See online help
More Settings dialog box
Macintosh, 5-6, 5-9–17
Windows, 4-8. See also online
help
N
Network printing=, 2-20–24
No Halftoning setting
Macintosh, 5-10
Windows. See online help
See also Halftoning settings
Normal-360 dpi setting
Macintosh, 5-10
Windows. See online help
See also Print Quality settings
Nozzle Check utility
Macintosh, 5-24, 8-30
Windows, 4-16, 8-30
Lights, 1-2, 1-3
B black ink out, 1-3, 7-2–3, 8-3
A color ink out, 1-3, 7-2–3, 8-3
S paper out, 1-3, 8-3
P power, 1-3, 8-3
Loading paper. See Paper loading
*Macintosh only
=
Windows only
IN-3
L
Comoro-w
Rev.C
A5 size
12-12-97
Index
DR, pass 0
O
Online help=, 2-12, 4-30
Options, 1-6
Orientation setting
Macintosh, 5-18
Windows. See online help
Output tray, 1-2, 3-2
P
Page Setup dialog box*, 3-8–9,
5-17–18
Paper
jam, 1-3, 8-3
out, 1-3, 8-3
specifications, B-2–5
support, 2-3, 6-8
See also Special paper
Paper, matching with Media Type
setting
Macintosh, 5-4–5
Windows, 4-10–11
Paper loading, 3-2–4
See also Special Paper
Paper menu=, 3-6–7, 4-3–4. See also
online help
Paper Size settings
Macintosh, 5-17–20
Windows, 3-6–7. See also online
help
Parallel interface. See Interface
Perceptual setting*, 5-15
PhotoEnhance
Macintosh, 5-14
Windows, 4-7
PhotoEnhance setting
Macintosh, 5-6
Windows. See online help
Photo quality paper, 1-7, 6-4–5. See
also Special paper
*Macintosh only
=
Windows only
IN-4
Photo setting
Macintosh, 5-7
Windows, 4-7. See also online
help
Predefined settings
Macintosh, 5-6–8
Windows, 4-6–7. See also online
help
Print
quality, 8-17–23, 8-30–34
speed, 8-25–29
Printable Area setting
Macintosh, 5-18
Windows. See online help
Printable area specifications, B-5
Print dialog box*, 3-9, 5-3
Printer
cleaning, 7-8
operation check, 8-4–6
parts, 1-2
stand, 2-4
transporting, 7-9
unpacking, 2-2
Printer driver
Macintosh, 2-26–29, 5-2–22. See
also Printer software for
Macintosh
Windows, 2-12–19, 4-2–14. See
also online help and Printer
software for Windows
Printer software for Macintosh
accessing, 3-8, 5-3
advanced setting, 5-2, 5-6, 5-9
automatic setting, 5-2–5
customized settings, 5-2, 5-9–17
installing, 2-26–27
predefined settings, 5-2, 5-6–8
Comoro-w
R
Rev.C
A5 size
12-12-97
Printer software for Windows
accessing, 3-5, 4-2–4
Advanced setting, 4-2, 4-6, 4-8.
See also online help
Automatic setting, 4-2, 4-5–6
customized settings, 4-2, 4-8–9
installing, 2-12–19
predefined settings, 4-2, 4-6–7
See also online help
Printer utilities. See Utilities
Print head
alignment, 8-34–38
cleaning, 8-30–33
Printing, basics
Macintosh, 3-8–9
Windows, 3-5–7
Printing problems. See
Troubleshooting
Print Quality settings
Macintosh, 5-9–10
Windows. See online help
Print settings
Macintosh, 5-2–22. See also
Printer software for
Macintosh
Windows, 4-2–14. See also online
help and Printer software for
Windows
Profile setting*, 5-15
Progress meter, 4-21
Q
Quality vs. Speed slide bar
Macintosh, 5-3
Windows, 4-5–6. See also online
help
Index
DR, pass 0
R
Reduce or Enlarge setting*, 5-18
Rendering Intent setting*, 5-15
Replacing an ink cartridge. See Ink
cartridges
Resolution
image, A-5–6
printing, B-2
See also Print Quality settings
S
Safety
approvals, B-10
instructions, 1–5
Serial Interface. See Interface
Saturation setting
Macintosh, 5-13, 5-15
Windows. See online help
Self adhesive sheets, 1-7, 6-5
Special media, 1-7. See also Special
paper
Special paper, 1-7, 6-2–3
cleaning sheets, 6-3
loading, 6-4–8
Specifications, B-2–12
electrical, B-8
environmental, B-8
ink cartridges, B-6–7
initialization, B-9
interface, B-11–12
mechanical, B-7
paper, B-2–4
printable area, B-5
safety approvals, B-10
Spool Manager=, 4-23
*Macintosh only
=
Windows only
IN-5
L
Comoro-w
Rev.C
A5 size
12-12-97
Index
DR, pass 0
Status Monitor
Macintosh, 5-23
Windows, 4-24–29
SuperFine-1440 dpi setting
Macintosh, 5-9
Windows. See online help
Super MicroWeave setting*, 5-11
Super setting (MicroWeave)=. See
online help
System requirements, 1-4–5
T
Text/Graph setting
Macintosh, 5-7
Windows, 4-7. See also online
help
Text setting
Macintosh, 5-8
Windows, 4-7. See also online
help
Transparencies, 1-7, 6-3, 6-5
Transporting the printer, 7-9
Troubleshooting, Chapter 8
ink cartridges, 8-34–38
operation, 8-8–13
paper handling, 8-14–16
power supply, 8-7–8
printing quality, 8-17–23
printer utilities, 8-24
U
Unpacking the printer, 2-2
User Defined Paper Size dialog box=.
See online help
Utilities
Driver disk creation=, 2-13, 2-19
Macintosh, 5-22–25
Windows, 4-15–20
Utility menu=, 4-3–4, 4-15. See also
online help
*Macintosh only
=
Windows only
IN-6
EPSON OVERSEAS MARKETING LOCATIONS
EPSON AMERICA, INC.
EPSON UK LTD.
20770 Madrona Ave.
Campus 100, Maylands Avenue,
P.O. Box 2842
Hemel Hempstead, Herts,
Torrance, CA 90509-2842
HP2 7TJ, U.K.
Phone: (800) 922-8911
Phone: (+44) 01442 61144
Fax: (310) 782-5220
Fax: (+44) 01442 227227
EPSON DEUTSCHLAND GmbH
EPSON FRANCE S.A.
Zülpicher Straße 6,
68 bis, rue Marjolin
40549 Düsseldorf Germany
92300, Levallois-Perret, France
Phone: (0211) 56030
Phone: 33.1.40.87.37.37
Telex: 8584786
Telex: 610657
EPSON AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.
EPSON SINGAPORE PTE. LTD.
70 GIBBES STREET, CHATSWOOD 2067 NSW.
No. 1 Temasek Avenue #36-00
Phone: 2-9903-9000
Millenia Tower, Singapore 039192
Fax: 2-9903-9177
Phone: (065) 33 77 911
Fax: (065) 33 41 185
EPSON HONG KONG LTD.
EPSON TAIWAN TECHNOLOGY &
Rooms 4706-10, 47/F,
TRADING LTD.
China Resources Bldg.,
10F, No. 287 Nanking E. Road, Sec. 3,
26 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Phone: 2585-4300
Phone: (02) 717-7360
Fax: 2827-7083
Fax: (02) 712-9164
EPSON ITALIA S.p.A.
EPSON IBERICA S.A.
V.le F.lli Casiraghi 427
Av. de Roma, 18-26
20099 Sesto S.Giovanni
08290 Cerdanyola del Valles
MI, Italy
Barcelona, Spain
Phone: 2-262331
Phone: 582. 15.00
Fax: 2-2440750
Fax: 582. 15.55
SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
EPSON PORTUGAL, S.A.
(Hirooka Office)
R. do Progresso, 471, 1º Perafita
80 Harashinden, Hirooka
4460 Matosinhos, Portugal
Shiojiri-shi, Nagano-ken
Phone: (02) 996 14 02
399-07 Japan
Fax: (02) 996 14 11
1996 October