User`s Guide PictureMate Pal

User`s Guide PictureMate Pal
PictureMate Pal User’s Guide 3
Getting to Know PictureMate Pal 4
Printing From Your Computer 7
Loading Paper 7
Supported Paper 10
Printing From a Windows Computer 10
Printing From a Macintosh 16
Storing and Displaying Your PictureMate Pal Prints 19
Copying Photos to and From Your Computer 20
Compatible Memory Cards 20
Photo Image File Requirements 21
Inserting Your Memory Card and Copying Photos 21
Preparing to Remove a Memory Card 24
Printing Without a Computer 27
Selecting a Language and Print Layout 27
Compatible Memory Cards 28
Photo Image File Requirements 29
Inserting Your Memory Card 29
Removing Your Memory Card 31
Choosing Photos and Printing 32
Doing More With Your Photos 35
Setting PictureMate Pal Preferences 38
Printing From a Digital Camera 40
Printing Wirelessly From a Bluetooth Device 41
Maintaining Your PictureMate Pal 47
Checking Print Pack Status 47
Replacing the Print Pack 50
Improving Print Quality 56
Cleaning PictureMate Pal 62
Taking PictureMate Pal With You 63
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Solving Problems 65
Error Messages 65
Problems and Solutions 67
Uninstalling PictureMate Pal Software 74
Where To Get Help 75
Epson Technical Support 75
Setting Up Network Printing 76
Windows XP, XP Professional x64 Edition, and 2000 77
Windows Me and 98SE 79
Macintosh 81
Specifications 83
System Requirements 83
Technical Specifications 84
Notices 91
Important Safety Instructions 91
Copyright Notice 95
A Note Concerning Responsible Use of Copyrighted Materials 96
Trademarks 96
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PictureMate Pal User’s Guide
This User’s Guide tells you how to print from a computer, print directly from
PictureMate® Pal, troubleshoot problems, replace the Print Pack, and more. See these
documents for additional information:
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To set up your PictureMate Pal, see the Start Here sheet.
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For instructions on using PictureMate Pal without a computer, see the Basics
Guide available in Adobe PDF format on your PictureMate Pal software CD.
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To install software for using PictureMate Pal with your computer, see the Start
Here sheet and your PictureMate Pal software CD.
Please follow these guidelines when reading these instructions:
Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes contain important information about PictureMate Pal.
Tips contain additional hints for better printing.
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Getting to Know PictureMate Pal
Paper support
(load photo paper here)
Edge guides
Memory card light
Photo viewer
screen
Memory card slots
Output tray
(catches printed
photos)
Handle
External device port
for camera or optional
Bluetooth® adapter
Power inlet
Cartridge release
lever
USB port
for computer
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Photo
cartridge
Cartridge door
Turns PictureMate
Pal on or off
Photo viewer screen
On light
Selects layout
of photos
Displays optional
settings menu
Selects all photos
for printing
Starts
printing
Opens the
output tray
Moves through
photos and menu
options
Selects a menu
or setting
Stops printing or
cancels settings
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Printing From Your Computer
When you print from your computer, you can edit, enhance, and organize your
photos using photo software such as Epson Easy Photo Print.
Before you start, make sure your PictureMate Pal software is installed and
PictureMate Pal is connected to your computer.
Also make sure you have loaded paper as described in Loading Paper. See Supported
Paper for details on the paper you should use.
To print, follow the instructions in these sections for your computer:
Printing From a Windows Computer
Printing From a Macintosh
Tip: If your digital camera supports Exif Print technology, you can use it to ensure
the most accurate reproduction of your photographs.
Loading Paper
Caution: Don’t load plain paper or you may damage PictureMate Pal.
1. Move the handle to the back.
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2. Open the paper support.
3. Firmly press the Open button to open the output tray.
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4. Slide the edge guides outward.
5. Create a stack of up to 20 sheets of paper and separate the sheets slightly by
fanning them.
6. Place your paper into the slot between the edge guides with the glossy or whiter
side up. Slide the edge guides inward slightly.
Make sure
paper stack is
beneath arrow
on edge guides
Load glossy or
whiter side up
Note: Load a maximum of 20 sheets at one time. Make sure paper is glossy or
whiter side up to prevent smearing.
Store any unused paper in the original package and keep it flat in a dry area to prevent
curling.
Note: When you need more paper, order a PictureMate 200 Series Print Pack.
See Supported Paper for more information.
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Supported Paper
Use PictureMate Pal Photo Paper from a PictureMate 200 Series Print Pack.
The following Print Packs are available:
Print Pack contents
Part number
Supported PictureMate models
Glossy photo paper (150 sheets)
and photo cartridge
T5846
PictureMate Pal and all other
PictureMate 200 Series models
Matte photo paper (100 sheets)
and photo cartridge
T5845-M
Note: If you need more paper for any reason, you can use Epson Premium Photo
Paper Glossy, borderless 4 × 6-inch (101.6 × 152.4-mm) size.
Printing From a Windows Computer
You can print your photos from an imaging application or you can use the Picture
and Fax Viewer in Windows® XP.
1. Locate the photo you want to print on your computer.
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2. Right-click the photo, highlight Open With, and select Windows Picture and
Fax Viewer.
Print icon
3. Click the
Print icon at the bottom of the screen.
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4. Click Next. You see a Picture Selection window:
5. Select the photo(s) you want to print and click Next. You see the Printing
Options window:
Select EPSON
PictureMate PM 200
Printing
Preferences
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6. Select EPSON PictureMate PM 200 and click Printing Preferences. You see
the printer settings window:
Sample
photo
7. Choose from the following settings:
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Select Borderless to print a photo without borders.
Select Borders to print with a white border all around.
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Borderless prints are automatically expanded.
If too much of your photo edges are cut off, set the Expansion slider to Min.
If you see a white edge on your photo, select Mid or Max.
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You can change the Color Option and see the effects on the sample photo (the
changes don’t affect your original).
Auto Correction improves the quality of photos that are too dark or have a
color cast.
Sepia changes the colors to brown for an old-fashioned look.
Black & White changes color photos to black and white.
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If your photo was taken with a digital camera, select Digital Camera
Correction to minimize common digital flaws.
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Select Enhance Fine Details to bring out the fine details of a particularly
intricate photo (printing may be slower).
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Select Print Preview to see what your photo will look like before you print.
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Select the number of copies you want to print.
Tip: For more information about printer settings, click Help.
8. Click OK.
9. At the Photo Printing Wizard screen, click Next. You see a Layout Selection
window:
Full page photo print
10. Select Full page photo print and click Next.
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During printing, this window appears on your computer screen showing the progress
of your print job. You can cancel, pause, or resume printing.
Cancel
Pause or resume
See Storing and Displaying Your PictureMate Pal Prints for tips on properly storing
your printed photos.
Selecting Default Settings
Your printer settings apply only to the program you’re currently using. If you want,
you can change the Windows default printer settings for all your programs.
1. Right-click the
screen).
printer icon on your taskbar (in the lower right corner of your
2. Select Printer Settings. You see the printer settings window.
3. Select the settings you want to be the defaults for all your applications and click
OK.
You can still change the printer settings in your individual programs when you need
to.
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Printing From a Macintosh
You can print your photos from any Macintosh® imaging application.
1. From the File menu, select Page Setup.
Select PictureMate
PM 200
2. Select PictureMate PM 200 from the Format for menu.
3. Open the Paper Size menu and place your cursor on the 4 × 6 in (Borderless)
option. You see extended options:
Select 4 × 6 in (Borderless) to print without any borders.
Select 4 × 6 in (Borders) to print with white borders all around.
4. Select the direction you want your photo to print (
for portrait,
for
landscape facing right, or
for landscape facing left) as the Orientation setting.
5. Click OK.
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6. Select Print from the File menu.
Select Print Settings
7. Select Print Settings from the pop-up menu. You see the printer settings
window:
Sample
photo
8. Choose from the following settings:
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Select Enhance Fine Details to bring out the fine details of a particularly
intricate photo (printing may be slower).
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You can change the Color Option and see the effects on the sample photo (the
changes don’t affect your original).
Sepia changes the colors to brown for an old-fashioned look.
Black & White changes color photos to black and white.
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Borderless prints are automatically expanded.
If too much of your photo edges are cut off, set the Expansion slider to Min.
If you see a white edge on your photo, select Mid or Max.
Note: iPhoto® expands two sides of an image to the maximum print area, so
you may see two small borders on an iPhoto print.
Tip: For more information about printer settings, click ?.
9. You can also choose other options in the pop-up menu, including:
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Copies & Pages, to select the number of copies or a page range
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Summary, to view a list of all your selections
10. Click Print.
11. To monitor the progress of your print job, click the
PictureMate PM 200 or
Print Center icon when it appears in the dock. If you clicked the Print Center
icon, double-click PictureMate PM 200.
12. From this window, you can do the following:
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To cancel printing, click the print job and click Delete
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To pause printing, click the print job and click Hold
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To resume printing, click a print job marked “Hold” and click Resume
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If multiple print jobs are listed and you want one to print before the other(s),
select the job and click the Status arrow to move it up.
13. When you’re finished, exit the PictureMate PM 200 or Print Center program.
See Storing and Displaying Your PictureMate Pal Prints for tips on properly storing
your printed photos.
Storing and Displaying Your PictureMate Pal Prints
Photos printed on PictureMate Pal Photo Paper are beautiful, long-lasting images.
Follow these guidelines to make sure they will look great for generations.
Storing Your Prints
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Do not rub the printed side of the photo.
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Do not stack photos with the printed sides touching.
Displaying Your Prints
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Let prints sit for 24 hours before framing.
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To ensure prints will last as long as possible, display them under glass or in photo
albums.
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Keep prints out the sun to help prevent fading.
Storing Unused Paper
Return unused paper to the original package. Store paper flat to prevent curling, and
keep it away from extreme temperatures, high humidity, and bright light.
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Copying Photos to and From Your
Computer
You can insert a memory card into a PictureMate Pal memory card slot and copy the
photos from the card to your computer. You can even copy photos from your
computer to the memory card.
Before you start, make sure your PictureMate Pal software is installed and
PictureMate Pal is connected to your computer as described in the electronic Basics
guide.
Follow the steps in these sections:
Compatible Memory Cards
Photo Image File Requirements
Inserting Your Memory Card and Copying Photos
Preparing to Remove a Memory Card
Caution: Always format cards and delete pictures using your camera.
Compatible Memory Cards
You can insert any of these types of memory cards into PictureMate Pal:
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CompactFlashTM (Type I and II)
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MicrodriveTM
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SDTM (Secure Digital)
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SDHCTM (SD High Capacity)
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miniSDTM (requires adapter)
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miniSDHC (requires adapter)
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microSD (requires adapter)
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microSDHC (requires adapter)
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MMCTM (MultiMediaCard™)
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xD-Picture CardTM
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xD-Picture Card Type M and Type H
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Sony® Memory Stick® (maximum capacity 128MB)
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Memory Stick DuoTM (requires adapter)
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Memory Stick PROTM
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Memory Stick PRO DuoTM (requires adapter)
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MagicGateTM Memory Stick (maximum capacity 128MB)
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MagicGate Memory Stick DuoTM (requires adapter)
Photo Image File Requirements
Make sure your photos meet these requirements for printing directly from
PictureMate Pal, or for transferring files from card to computer (and vice versa)
through PictureMate Pal:
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JPEG files or uncompressed TIFF files only
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Resolutions ranging from 80 × 80 to 9200 × 2000 pixels
PictureMate Pal recognizes and prints the first 999 photos on your memory card.
Note: PictureMate Pal supports Exif Print image enhancement features. See your
camera manual to determine if this feature is included on your camera.
PictureMate Pal does not support progressive-scan JPEG or RAW images.
Inserting Your Memory Card and Copying Photos
1. Press the
On button to turn on PictureMate Pal.
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2. Firmly press the Open button to open the output tray.
3. Insert the memory card into the correct slot, as shown. Insert just one card at a
time.
Memory
card light
Top slot:
Bottom slot:
SD and SDHC
miniSD and miniSDHC *
microSD and microSDHC *
MMC (MultiMediaCard)
xD-Picture Card
xD-Picture Card (Type M and Type H)
Sony Memory Stick
Memory Stick Duo *
Memory Stick PRO
Memory Stick PRO Duo *
MagicGate Memory Stick
MagicGate Memory Stick Duo
Microdrive
CompactFlash (Type I and II)
* Requires adapter
Note: PictureMate Pal can’t read multiple cards at once.
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4. Push the card in carefully until it stops (it won’t go in all the way).
When the card is in, the memory card light comes on.
What happens when your computer detects your photos depends on the type of
system you have.
Windows XP and XP Professional x64 Edition
Windows 2000, Me, or 98SE
Macintosh
Windows XP and XP Professional x64 Edition
You may see a screen like this:
Note: If you don’t see this screen, remove your memory card from PictureMate
Pal and insert it again.
You can choose any of the options to copy, view, or print your photos.
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To copy photos to your computer, select Copy pictures to a folder on my
computer, click OK, and follow the on-screen instructions.
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To copy photos from your computer to the card, select Open folder to view
files and click OK. Then drag and drop the photos from your computer folder to
the correct folder on your card. Make sure the photo files meet the requirements
described in Photo Image File Requirements.
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Note: To copy files from Adobe® Photoshop®, save them as RGB images using
the standard save option (non-progressive JPG). Files saved in the CMYK format
may not print with the colors you expect.
When you’re done copying photos, carefully remove your memory card, as described
in Preparing to Remove a Memory Card.
Windows 2000, Me, or 98SE
Access your card just as you would access a drive on your computer.
To copy photos to and from your computer and card, drag and drop the photos to the
card or folder. Make sure the photo files meet the requirements described in Photo
Image File Requirements.
Note: To copy files from Adobe Photoshop, save them as RGB images using the
standard save option (non-progressive). Files saved in the CMYK format may not
print with the colors you expect.
When you’re done copying photos, carefully remove your memory card, as described
in Preparing to Remove a Memory Card.
Macintosh
A drive icon appears on your desktop that you can use to copy the photos from the
card to your Macintosh or vice-versa.
Note: If you have iPhoto and you have it set to open when a digital camera is
connected, it opens when you insert a memory card in PictureMate Pal. Click the
Import button to copy photos to your Macintosh. See iPhoto Help for more
information.
When you’re done copying photos, carefully remove your memory card, as described
in Preparing to Remove a Memory Card.
Preparing to Remove a Memory Card
Once you’re finished copying photos to or from your memory card, follow the steps
below to remove it. Be sure to remove any cards before turning off PictureMate Pal or
unplugging its USB cable.
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Caution: Do not remove a card while the memory card light is flashing, or
without performing the steps described below, or you may lose photos on your
card.
1. Depending on your operating system, you may need to do one of the following:
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Windows XP or XP Professional x64 Edition: Click the Safely Remove
Hardware icon on the taskbar. Then click Safely Remove USB Mass
Storage Device.
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Windows 2000: Click the
Safely Remove Hardware icon on the
taskbar. Then click Stop USB Mass Storage Device.
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Windows 98SE/Me: Open My Computer, select Memory Card, right-click
Removable Media, and select Eject.
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Macintosh: Drag the memory card icon from your desktop to the trash.
2. To remove a card from the top slot, push in the card and release it, then pull it
straight out of the slot.
To remove a card from the bottom slot, push in and release the card release
button so it pops out. Then push in the button again to eject your card and pull it
straight out of the slot.
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Printing Without a Computer
PictureMate Pal lets you print photos quickly and easily without a computer. Just
insert your digital camera’s memory card, choose settings from the control panel, and
press Print.
For details, see these sections:
Selecting a Language and Print Layout
Compatible Memory Cards
Photo Image File Requirements
Inserting Your Memory Card
Removing Your Memory Card
Choosing Photos and Printing
Doing More With Your Photos
Setting PictureMate Pal Preferences
Printing From a Digital Camera
Printing Wirelessly From a Bluetooth Device
Note: If you have a camera that supports PictBridge® or USB DIRECT-PRINT™
printing, you can connect the camera directly to PictureMate Pal and control
printing from your camera. See Printing From a Digital Camera.
Selecting a Language and Print Layout
You can select the language used on the PictureMate Pal photo viewer screen. English,
French, and three versions of Spanish are available.
All of the Spanish settings display the same language on the photo viewer screen, but
they differ in the size and layout of the photos printed using the Wallet and
Mini-wallet layout settings, as described in the table below.
Language setting
Wallet layout and size
Mini-wallet layout and size
English or Français
(French)
2 photos, 76.2 × 50.8 mm
(3 × 2 inches) each
4 photos, 45 × 35 mm
(1.77 × 1.38 inches) each
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Language setting
Wallet layout and size
Mini-wallet layout and size
Español 1
(Spanish 1)
2 photos, 50 × 50 mm
(1.96 × 1.96 inches) each
6 photos, 40 × 40 mm
(1.58 × 1.58 inches) each
Español 2
(Spanish 2)
6 photos, 45 × 35 mm
(1.77 × 1.38 inches) each
12 photos, 25 × 30 mm
(1.0 × 1.2 inches) each
Español 3
(Spanish 3)
6 photos, 40 × 30 mm
(1.58 × 1.2 inches) each
12 photos, 30 × 30 mm
(1.2 × 1.2 inches) each
Português
(Portuguese)
2 photos 50 × 70 mm
(1.96 × 2.76 inches) each
6 photos 30 × 40 mm
(1.2 × 1.58 inches) each
To select a language, follow these steps:
1. Press Menu.
2. Press
or
to highlight Language and press OK.
3. Press or to select English, Français, Español 1, Español 2, Español 3,
or Português.
4. Press OK.
Compatible Memory Cards
You can insert any of these types of memory cards into PictureMate Pal:
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CompactFlash (Type I and II)
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Microdrive
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SD (Secure Digital)
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SDHC (SD High Capacity)
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miniSD (requires adapter)
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miniSDHC (requires adapter)
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microSD (requires adapter)
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microSDHC (requires adapter)
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MMC (MultiMediaCard)
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xD-Picture Card
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xD-Picture Card Type M and Type H
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Sony Memory Stick (maximum capacity 128MB)
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Memory Stick Duo (requires adapter)
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Memory Stick PRO
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Memory Stick PRO Duo (requires adapter)
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MagicGate Memory Stick (maximum capacity 128MB)
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MagicGate Memory Stick Duo (requires adapter)
Photo Image File Requirements
Make sure your photos meet these requirements for printing directly from
PictureMate Pal:
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JPEG files or uncompressed TIFF files only
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Resolutions ranging from 80 × 80 to 9200 × 9200 pixels
Your PictureMate Pal recognizes and prints the first 999 photos on your memory
card.
Note: PictureMate Pal supports Exif Print image enhancement features. See your
camera manual to see if this feature is included on your camera.
PictureMate Pal does not support progressive-scan JPEG or RAW images.
Inserting Your Memory Card
1. Press the
On button to turn on PictureMate Pal.
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2. Firmly press the Open button to open the output tray.
3. Insert the memory card into the correct slot, as shown. Insert just one card at a
time.
Memory
card light
Top slot:
Bottom slot:
SD and SDHC
miniSD and miniSDHC *
microSD and microSDHC *
MMC (MultiMediaCard)
xD-Picture Card
xD-Picture Card (Type M and Type H)
Sony Memory Stick
Memory Stick Duo *
Memory Stick PRO
Memory Stick PRO Duo *
MagicGate Memory Stick
MagicGate Memory Stick Duo
Microdrive
CompactFlash (Type I and II)
* Requires adapter
Note: PictureMate Pal can’t read multiple cards at once.
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4. Push the card in carefully until it stops (it won’t go in all the way).
When the card is in, the memory card light comes on.
To choose your photos and layout and start printing, see Choosing Photos and
Printing.
Removing Your Memory Card
When you are ready to remove a memory card, make sure the memory card light is
not flashing.
Caution: Do not remove a card while the memory card light is flashing; you may
lose photos on your card.
To remove a card from the top slot, push in the card and release it, then pull it
straight out of the slot.
To remove a card from the bottom slot, push in and release the card release button so
it pops out. Then push in the button again to eject your card and pull it straight out
of the slot.
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Choosing Photos and Printing
PictureMate Pal’s photo viewer screen makes it easy to select the photos you want to
print.
2/99
OK : Select Photo
OK
Cancel
You can choose from the following options:
Printing All Photos
Printing Selected Photos
Printing Camera-Selected DPOF Photos
By pressing Menu or Layout, you can choose from a variety of layouts, include the
date, enhance photos, and customize printing. See Doing More With Your Photos for
information.
Note: If you see a Paper out message, load more paper and press OK to
continue printing. To cancel printing, press Cancel.
Printing All Photos
1. Press the
Select All button.
2. To print more than 1 copy of each photo, press
copies (up to 999).
or
to select the number of
You can also press Menu to adjust settings or print a proof sheet containing
thumbnail images of all your photos. See Doing More With Your Photos for
details.
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3. Press Layout to select the layout of your photos on the paper. See Choosing a
Layout for details.
Borderless
Border
Wallet
Mini-wallet
Layout
4. Press
5. Press
Print.
or
to review your photos on the Print Preview screen.
Note: To change the number of copies for individual photos, press Cancel, press
or to select the photo, then press OK to increase or Cancel to decrease the
number of copies.
6. Press
Print to start printing.
Printing Selected Photos
1. Press
or
to view the photo you want to print.
2. Press OK to select it.
3. To print more than 1 copy of the photo, press OK to increase the number of
copies (up to 999). Press Cancel to decrease the number.
4. Repeat step 1 through step 3 for each photo you want to print.
You can also press Menu to adjust settings if necessary. See Doing More With
Your Photos for details.
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5. Press Layout to select the layout of your photos on the paper. See Choosing a
Layout for details.
Borderless
Border
Wallet
Mini-wallet
Layout
6. Press
7. Press
8. Press
Print.
or
to review your selected photos on the Print Preview screen.
Print to start printing.
Printing Camera-Selected DPOF Photos
If your camera supports DPOF™ (Digital Print Order Format), you can use it to
pre-select the photos and copies you want to print.
See your camera manual to choose photos for printing with DPOF, then insert your
memory card in PictureMate Pal. You see this symbol on the screen:
1. Press Layout to select the layout of your photos on the paper. See Choosing a
Layout for details.
Borderless
Border
Wallet
Mini-wallet
Layout
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You can also press Menu to adjust settings if necessary. See Doing More With
Your Photos for details.
2. Press
Print to print your pre-selected photos.
Note: If your camera supports PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT printing, you can
connect it to PictureMate Pal and use the camera to control printing. See Printing
From a Digital Camera for more information.
Doing More With Your Photos
By pressing the Menu or Layout button, you can select print options as follows:
Choosing a Layout
Printing Photos in Black and White or Sepia
Including the Date on Your Print
Enhancing Photos
Note: These features do not change your original digital photo file; they affect
only your prints.
Choosing a Layout
Press the Layout button to print your photos at the full 4 × 6-inch
(101.6 × 152.4-mm) size—with or without borders—or print 2 wallet or 4
mini-wallet size photos per sheet.
Borderless
Border
Wallet
Mini-wallet
Layout
Note: If you selected Español 1, Español 2, or Español 3 as the Language
setting, the layout and size of photos using the Wallet and Mini-wallet settings
vary. See Selecting a Language and Print Layout for details.
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You can also print proof sheets containing thumbnail images of all your photos using
the Menu button. Each proof sheet contains 20 images and their file names.
Note: When you print without borders, your images are automatically expanded.
To control the amount of expansion, see Adjusting Borderless Expansion.
1. Select the photos and number of copies you want to print.
2. To print 4 × 6-inch (101.6 × 152.4-mm), wallet, or mini-wallet size photos, press
Layout to select the layout of your photos on the paper.
To print a proof sheet of all your photos, press Menu, press
Proof Sheet, and press OK.
3. Press
4. Press
or
to highlight
Print.
or
to review your selected photos on the Print Preview screen.
Note: If you are printing portrait-oriented photos, they may appear to be rotated,
but they will print correctly.
5. Press
Print to start printing.
Printing Photos in Black and White or Sepia
You can print your photo in black and white or in a sepia tone even when the original
is in color. Your original image is not changed.
Note: A sepia print has a brownish, old-fashioned photo look.
1. Select the photos and number of copies you want to print.
2. Press Menu.
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3. Press
or
to highlight Color Effect and press OK.
4. Press
or
to select Black & White or Sepia, and press OK.
The color effect you select will be applied to all photos until you go back to the
Color Effect menu and select a different setting.
5. Press OK. You see your photo with the color effect you selected.
6. Press Layout to select the layout of your photos on the paper.
7. Press
8. Press
9. Press
Print.
or
to review your selected photos on the Print Preview screen.
Print to start printing.
Including the Date on Your Print
You can include the date your photo was originally taken on the corner of your print.
Note: The date comes from your camera, not from the printer. If the date is
incorrect, adjust the date setting on your camera. The date does not appear on
photos printed using the Mini-wallet layout setting.
1. Select the photos and number of copies you want to print.
2. Press Menu.
3. Press
or
4. Press or
copies.
to highlight Date Stamp and press OK.
to select On and press OK. You see your photo and number of
5. Press Layout to select the layout of your photos on the paper.
6. Press
7. Press
8. Press
Print.
or
to review your selected photos on the Print Preview screen.
Print to start printing.
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Enhancing Photos
PictureMate Pal lets you correct photos that are too dark, too light, or backlit with the
PhotoEnhance™ feature. This setting improves your photos’ colors and increases
contrast and sharpness.
1. Select the photos and number of copies you want to print.
2. Press Menu.
3. Press
or
to highlight Color Effect and press OK.
4. Press
or
to select PhotoEnhance and press OK.
Note: If you see a color cast in the gray areas of color photos, select None as the
Color Effect setting. Depending on your photo, you may get different results
using PhotoEnhance in your computer software.
5. Press Layout to select the layout of your photos on the paper.
6. Press
7. Press
8. Press
Print.
or
to review your selected photos on the Print Preview screen.
Print to start printing.
Setting PictureMate Pal Preferences
You can change the way PictureMate Pal works as follows:
Adjusting Borderless Expansion
Turning Print Preview On or Off
Adjusting the Photo Viewer Screen Contrast
Returning to Default Settings
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Adjusting Borderless Expansion
When you print borderless photos, your images are automatically expanded. If your
photos are cut off around the edges, you can adjust the amount of expansion.
1. Press Menu.
2. Press
or
to highlight Borderless Expansion and press OK.
3. Press
or
to select MIN (to reduce the amount of expansion).
4. Press OK.
5. Press Cancel to exit.
If you see white edges on your photos, repeat these steps, but select MID or MAX.
Turning Print Preview On or Off
When Print Preview is On and you press Print, you see a screen that lets you
confirm your selected photos, number of copies, layout, and other settings. Then you
press Print again to start printing.
When Print Preview is Off, PictureMate Pal does not display this screen before
printing. You can press Print just once to start printing.
1. Press Menu.
2. Press
or
to highlight Print Preview and press OK.
3. Press
or
to select On or Off, and press OK.
4. Press Cancel to exit.
The Print Preview setting remains in effect until you change it or return to default
settings (see Returning to Default Settings).
Adjusting the Photo Viewer Screen Contrast
If the screen is too light or too dark, you can adjust it.
1. Press Menu.
2. Press
or
to highlight LCD Contrast and press OK.
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3. Press to increase the contrast of the screen or
press OK.
to reduce the contrast. Then
4. Press Cancel to exit.
Returning to Default Settings
You can return your settings to the PictureMate Pal original default settings.
1. Press Menu.
2. Press
or
to highlight Reset Defaults and press OK.
You see a confirmation message.
3. Press OK to return to the original settings, or press Cancel to exit without
changing the settings.
Printing From a Digital Camera
You can connect a digital camera that supports PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT
printing to PictureMate Pal and use the camera to control printing. (Check your
camera manual to see if it supports PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT. A cable may
not be included with your camera.)
1. Make sure PictureMate Pal is on but not printing.
2. Make sure there are no memory cards in PictureMate Pal’s slots.
Note: If a memory card is inserted, the printer will read photos from the card, not
from a camera.
3. Turn on your camera.
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4. Connect your camera’s USB cable to your camera and the
PictureMate Pal.
port on the back of
5. Use your camera’s controls to select and print photos on PictureMate Pal. (See
your camera manual for instructions.)
6. When you are finished, disconnect your camera from PictureMate Pal before
inserting a memory card in PictureMate Pal.
Printing Wirelessly From a Bluetooth Device
You can print photos wirelessly from your Bluetooth-enabled PDA, cell phone, or
computer when you use the optional Epson Bluetooth Photo Print Adapter. The
adapter (part# C12C824383) is available from your local authorized Epson reseller.
(See Buying a PictureMate 200 Series Print Pack for details.)
Note: While PictureMate Pal complies with the Bluetooth specification, it is not
guaranteed to work with all devices enabled with Bluetooth wireless technology.
Make sure your photos meet the requirements in Photo Image File
Requirements.
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The communication range of the Epson Bluetooth Photo Print Adapter is
approximately 10 meters (33 feet); however, this may vary depending on conditions,
including obstacles between devices, signal quality, magnetic fields, static electricity
and electromagnetic interference, software, operating system, reception sensitivity,
and antenna performance.
The following profiles are available for the adapter: Basic Imaging Profile (BIP),
Hardcopy Cable Replacement Profile (HCRP), and Basic Printing Profile (BPP).
See these sections for instructions on printing with the Bluetooth Photo Print
Adapter:
Printing With Bluetooth
Disconnecting the Bluetooth Photo Print Adapter
Choosing Bluetooth Settings
Printing With Bluetooth
1. Make sure PictureMate Pal is on but not printing.
Caution: Do not connect or remove the adapter while it is communicating with a
device or while PictureMate Pal is printing; this may cause PictureMate Pal to
malfunction.
2. Plug the adapter all the way into the
port on the back of PictureMate Pal.
3. Make sure you are within about 9 meters (30 feet) of PictureMate Pal.
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4. Select the photo you want to print from your Bluetooth device and send it to
PictureMate Pal as follows:
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Windows: Send photos directly to PictureMate Pal with your Bluetooth file
sharing program. See the documentation included with your computer’s
Bluetooth adapter for details.
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Macintosh: Double-click Bluetooth File Exchange in your Utilities folder.
Follow the on-screen steps to choose a photo file, discover PictureMate Pal,
and send photos.
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Cell phones or PDAs: See your product’s documentation for instructions on
setting up Bluetooth file sharing and sending files.
Printing starts automatically.
If you see a Bluetooth error message on the PictureMate Pal screen, try printing the
image from a memory card or your computer instead.
Note: To print from a device with encryption, to use pairing or a passkey, or to
adjust Bluetooth settings, see Choosing Bluetooth Settings.
Disconnecting the Bluetooth Photo Print Adapter
Make sure PictureMate Pal is not printing, then pull the adapter out of its port.
Caution: Do not remove the adapter while it is communicating with a device or
while PictureMate Pal is printing; this may cause PictureMate Pal to malfunction.
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Choosing Bluetooth Settings
If necessary, use the PictureMate Pal buttons to choose settings for Bluetooth wireless
communication. You may need to enter a passkey for PictureMate Pal or turn on
encryption, depending on the Bluetooth-enabled device from which you print.
1. Connect the Bluetooth adapter to PictureMate Pal; see Printing With Bluetooth.
2. Press Menu.
3. Press
or
to highlight Bluetooth and press OK.
4. To display the device address for PictureMate Pal (set at the factory), press or
to select Device Address and press OK. When you’re finished, click Cancel.
5. Press
or
to select Settings and press OK.
6. Choose options for each of the BT Settings listed in the table below. Press or
to highlight an option for each setting. Press OK to select the option and move to
the next setting.
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Option
Settings
Description
Device Name
PictureMate
Pal-(number)
(Default = 1)
If multiple Bluetooth-enabled printers are
in the same communication range, you
can distinguish them by assigning each a
unique number (from 0 through 9). Turn
PictureMate Pal off and then back on
when you’re finished.
Comm. Mode
Discoverable
This mode allows Bluetooth-enabled
devices to freely discover PictureMate
Pal and send print jobs.
Not discoverable
(default)
This mode prevents unknown devices
from discovering the printer. To print in
this mode, first search for PictureMate
Pal in Discoverable mode. After that, you
will subsequently be able to print using
this mode.
Pairing (Bonding)
This mode requires that a four-digit
Passkey be entered into a device before
it can print from PictureMate Pal.
Option
Settings
Description
Encryption
On/Off
Select On to encrypt communication and
require that a four-digit Passkey be
entered into a device before it can print
from PictureMate Pal.
(Default = On)
Passkey
Any four-digit number
(Default = 0000)
Bluetooth PIN
This setting allows you to set a four-digit
Passkey that must be entered into a
device before printing if Pairing
(Bonding) is selected as the
Communication Mode or if Encryption is
On.
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Maintaining Your PictureMate Pal
Follow the instructions in these sections to keep your PictureMate Pal in great shape:
Checking Print Pack Status
Replacing the Print Pack
Improving Print Quality
Cleaning PictureMate Pal
Taking PictureMate Pal With You
Checking Print Pack Status
You can check the status of your Print Pack on the PictureMate Pal photo viewer
screen or with your computer software as described in these sections:
Checking Status Using the Photo Viewer Screen
Checking Status Using Status Monitor for Windows
Checking Status Using Status Monitor for Macintosh
Checking Status Using the Photo Viewer Screen
1. Press Menu.
2. Press or to highlight PrintPk Status and press OK. You see the status
displayed on the photo viewer screen.
3. Press Cancel to exit.
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Note: If the screen displays a Print Pack low message and the status screen
shows only two bars, you should buy a new PictureMate Pal Print Pack. See
Buying a PictureMate 200 Series Print Pack for details.
Checking Status Using Status Monitor for Windows
You can check the Print Pack status from your Windows computer in the following
ways:
■
Double-click the
■
Open the printer software (see Printing From a Windows Computer for
instructions), click the Maintenance tab, and click the EPSON Status
Monitor 3 button.
printer icon on your Windows taskbar.
A screen displays the Print Pack status:
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■
Send a print job to PictureMate Pal. The progress meter appears automatically
showing the status:
Note: If your Print Pack is low, you should buy a new PictureMate Pal Print Pack.
See Buying a PictureMate 200 Series Print Pack for details.
Checking Status Using Status Monitor for Macintosh
You can check the Print Pack status from your Macintosh as follows:
1. Double-click Macintosh HD (the default hard disk name), double-click the
Applications folder, then double-click the EPSON Printer Utility icon. The
Printer List window appears.
2. Select PictureMate PM 200 and click OK. The EPSON Printer Utility dialog
box appears.
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3. Click the EPSON StatusMonitor button. This window appears showing the
status:
Note: If your Print Pack is low, you should buy a new PictureMate Pal Print Pack.
See Buying a PictureMate 200 Series Print Pack for details.
4. Click OK and close the EPSON Printer Utility.
Replacing the Print Pack
When PictureMate Pal needs a new Print Pack, you see a message on the photo viewer
screen.
The PictureMate 200 Series Print Pack contains a new photo cartridge and photo
paper.
Tip: If you see a replacement message while printing, you can replace the Print
Pack and continue the current print job. Just replace it without turning off and
unplugging PictureMate Pal.
You can check the Print Pack status any time PictureMate Pal is not printing (see
Checking Print Pack Status).
Caution: Do not attempt to refill the photo cartridge. This could result in ink spills
or other damage to PictureMate Pal not covered by Epson’s warranty.
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Caution: To ensure good results, use a genuine PictureMate Pal photo cartridge
and do not refill it. Other products may cause ink spills or other damage to your
printer not covered by Epson’s warranty.
Note: The ink cartridges that came with your printer have a lower yield due to the
ink charging process. This process is carried out the first time you turn on your
printer and guarantees better performance. Don’t load paper before installing the
ink cartridges.
When you need to replace the Print Pack, see these sections:
■
Buying a PictureMate 200 Series Print Pack
■
Removing and Installing a Photo Cartridge
Buying a PictureMate 200 Series Print Pack
The PictureMate 200 Series Print Pack has everything you need to print in one box:
photo paper and a photo cartridge.
The following Print Packs are available:
Print Pack contents
Part number
Supported PictureMate models
Glossy photo paper (150 sheets)
and photo cartridge
T5846
PictureMate Pal and all other
PictureMate 200 Series models
Matte photo paper (100 sheets)
and photo cartridge
T5845-M
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Note: If you need more paper for any reason, you can use Epson Premium Photo
Paper Glossy, borderless 4 × 6-inch (101.6 × 152.4-mm) size.
You can buy a PictureMate 200 Series Print Pack wherever PictureMate Pal is sold or
from retailers that sell printer supplies.
You can also buy a Print Pack and other PictureMate Pal accessories from an Epson
authorized reseller. To find the nearest reseller, please call your nearest Epson sales
office (see Where To Get Help).
Note: Use your photo cartridge within six months of installing it and before the
expiration date on the package.
Removing and Installing a Photo Cartridge
Make sure you have a new PictureMate 200 Series Print Pack before you remove the
old photo cartridge. Once you remove the cartridge, you must install the new one
right away.
1. Make sure PictureMate Pal is on but not printing.
2. Open the cartridge door on the back of PictureMate Pal.
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3. Slide the cartridge lever left, to the Release position.
Caution: Do not try to pull out the cartridge without moving the lever.
4. Pull out the cartridge and dispose of it properly. (For appropriate disposal, check
local resources for recycling guidelines.)
Caution: Keep photo cartridges out of the reach of children and do not drink the
ink.
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets
in your eyes, flush them thoroughly with water. If discomfort or vision problems
continue after flushing, see a doctor immediately.
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5. Remove the new photo cartridge from its package.
Don’t touch the
green chip
Caution: Don’t touch the small green circuit board. Install the photo cartridge
immediately after you remove it from its package. If you leave a cartridge
unpacked for a long time before using it, normal printing may not be possible.
6. Slide the cartridge straight into the slot, label side up, until it clicks in place.
Note: The cartridge won’t go in all the way. You need to use the cartridge lever to
lock it in place.
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7. Slide the lever all the way right, to the Lock position.
Caution: If the cartridge is not inserted correctly, ink may leak out.
8. Close the cartridge door all the way.
PictureMate Pal starts charging and displays a message.
9. When it’s finished charging, press OK.
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Improving Print Quality
If your print quality is not as good as it used to be—if photos are too light, are missing
colors, or have lines running through them—PictureMate Pal’s print head may need
cleaning.
If you see misaligned vertical lines or dark or light banding, you may need to align the
print head.
Follow the steps in these sections to clean or align the print head using the
PictureMate Pal buttons or the PictureMate Pal software on your computer:
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Cleaning the Print Head Directly From PictureMate Pal
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Aligning the Print Head Directly From PictureMate Pal
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Checking the Print Quality Using the Computer
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Cleaning the Print Head Using the Computer
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Aligning the Print Head Using the Computer
Cleaning the Print Head Directly From PictureMate Pal
If your print quality is not as good as it used to be—if photos are too light, are missing
colors, or have lines running through them—PictureMate Pal’s print head may need
cleaning. Follow the steps below to clean the print head.
Note: If you see a Print Pack low message on the photo viewer, you can’t clean
the print head until you replace the Print Pack.
1. Load paper in PictureMate Pal so you can print a nozzle check pattern after
cleaning the print head. See Loading Paper for details.
2. Press Menu.
3. Press
or
to highlight Maintenance and press OK.
4. Press
or
to select Auto Cleaning and press OK.
5. Press OK again to clean the print head. Cleaning takes about 60 seconds.
PictureMate Pal makes some noise and you see a Cleaning message.
When cleaning is complete, PictureMate Pal prints a nozzle check pattern.
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6. Check the pattern to see if there are any gaps in the lines.
OK
Needs
cleaning
7. If there are no gaps, press OK to go back to the Maintenance menu.
If there are gaps, press Cancel to clean the print head again. You may need to
clean it two or three times before the nozzles are clean.
If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning three times, refer to Solving
Problems.
You can also turn PictureMate Pal off and wait overnight to allow any dried ink to
soften. Then try cleaning the print head again.
Aligning the Print Head Directly From PictureMate Pal
If you have moved PictureMate Pal and the print quality is not as good as it used to
be—if your prints look fuzzy or have light or dark lines running through them—you
may need to align the print head.
1. Load paper in PictureMate Pal so you can print the head alignment pattern. See
Loading Paper for details.
2. Press Menu.
3. Press
or
to highlight Maintenance and press OK.
4. Press
or
to select Head Alignment and press OK.
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5. Press
Print. The following alignment pattern is printed:
Best pattern
Misaligned pattern
6. Look at the printed squares to determine which one is the most even, with no
streaks or lines. (You may need to use a magnifying glass.)
7. Press
or
to highlight the number for the best square (1 to 9). Then press OK.
PictureMate Pal aligns the print head and exits the Maintenance menu.
Note: The number that you enter becomes the default setting (#5) the next time
you align the print head.
Checking the Print Quality Using the Computer
You can check PictureMate Pal’s print quality from your computer and clean the
print head, if necessary.
1. Make sure PictureMate Pal is connected to your computer and turned on but not
printing.
2. Load paper in PictureMate Pal so you can print a nozzle check pattern after
cleaning the print head. See Loading Paper for details.
3. Windows: Right-click the
printer icon on your taskbar (in the lower right
corner of your screen). Select Nozzle Check.
Macintosh: Open the Applications folder and select EPSON Printer Utility.
Select PictureMate PM 200 in the printer list, click OK, and select Nozzle
Check.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen to print a nozzle check pattern.
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5. Check the pattern to see if there are any gaps in the lines.
OK
Needs
cleaning
6. If there are no gaps, exit the nozzle check utility.
If there are gaps, you need to clean the print head. See Cleaning the Print Head
Using the Computer for instructions.
Cleaning the Print Head Using the Computer
If your print quality is not as good as it used to be—if photos are too light, are missing
colors, or have lines running through them—PictureMate Pal’s print head may need
cleaning. Follow the steps below to clean the print head.
Note: If you see a Print Pack low message on the screen, you can’t clean the
print head until you replace the Print Pack.
1. Make sure PictureMate Pal is connected to your computer and turned on but not
printing.
2. Load paper in PictureMate Pal so you can print a nozzle check pattern after
cleaning the print head. See Loading Paper for details.
3. Windows: Right-click the
printer icon on your taskbar (in the lower right
corner of your screen). Select Head Cleaning.
Macintosh: Open the Applications folder and select EPSON Printer Utility.
Select PictureMate PM 200 in the printer list, click OK, and select Head
Cleaning.
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4. Follow the instructions on the screen to clean the print head.
Cleaning takes about 60 seconds. PictureMate Pal makes some noise and you see a
Cleaning message on the screen.
5. When cleaning is complete, do the following to print a nozzle check:
Windows: Click Print nozzle check pattern, then click Print.
Macintosh: Click Confirmation, then click Next.
The nozzle check pattern prints.
6. Check the pattern to see if there are any gaps in the lines.
OK
Needs
cleaning
7. If there are no gaps, click Finish.
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If there are gaps, press Clean to clean the print head again. You may need to clean
it two or three times before the nozzles are clean.
If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning three times, refer to Solving
Problems.
You can also turn PictureMate Pal off and wait overnight to allow any dried ink to
soften. Then try cleaning the print head again.
Aligning the Print Head Using the Computer
If you have moved PictureMate Pal and the print quality is not as good as it used to
be—if your prints look fuzzy or have light or dark lines running through them—you
may need to align the print head.
1. Make sure PictureMate Pal is connected to your computer and turned on but not
printing.
2. Load paper in PictureMate Pal so you can print the head alignment pattern. See
Loading Paper for details.
3. Windows: Right-click the
printer icon on your taskbar (in the lower right
corner of your screen). Select Print Head Alignment.
Macintosh: Open the Applications folder and select EPSON Printer Utility.
Select PictureMate PM 200 in the printer list, click OK, and select Print Head
Alignment.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen to print the alignment pattern:
Best pattern
Misaligned pattern
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5. You see a window like this one:
6. Look at the printed squares to determine which one is the most even, with no
streaks or lines. (You may need to use a magnifying glass.)
7. Enter the number of the best square (1 to 9) in the box on the screen. Then click
Finish.
If you can’t find a square without lines or streaks, choose the one that looks the
best. Then click Realignment to print another alignment pattern and repeat this
step.
Note: The number that you enter becomes the default setting (#5) the next time
you align the print head.
Cleaning PictureMate Pal
To keep PictureMate Pal working at its best, you should clean it several times a year.
1. Turn off PictureMate Pal, unplug the power cord, and disconnect any USB
cables.
2. Remove all paper, then use a soft brush to clean any dust or dirt from the paper
feeder and output tray.
3. Clean the PictureMate Pal exterior with a soft, damp cloth.
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4. Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the PictureMate Pal screen. Do not use liquid or
chemical cleaners on it.
Caution: Never use a hard or abrasive brush, or alcohol or thinner for cleaning;
they can damage the components and case.
Don’t get water on the components and don’t spray lubricants or oils inside
PictureMate Pal.
Taking PictureMate Pal With You
PictureMate Pal’s handle makes it easy to carry short distances.
If PictureMate Pal is going to travel a longer distance, pack it carefully to protect it
from damage.
Caution: Keep PictureMate Pal out of the sun and don’t leave it in your car or
other location where it can get too hot or too cold. Otherwise, PictureMate Pal
may be damaged or ink may leak.
1. Press the
On button to turn off PictureMate Pal.
2. Wait until the On light goes out, then unplug the power cord from the power
outlet.
3. Remove all paper and printed photos.
4. Unplug the power cable and any connected USB cables from PictureMate Pal.
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5. Close the paper support and output tray.
6. Pack PictureMate Pal in the box that it came in or in the optional carrying case.
Place the power cable and adapter in the accessory box that came with
PictureMate Pal and pack it with the PictureMate Pal.
Caution: Make sure the photo cartridge is installed. Do not remove the photo
cartridge before transporting. Don’t place PictureMate Pal on its side or upside
down, or ink may leak.
Note: If your prints don’t look as good after PictureMate Pal has been moved, try
aligning the print head. See Aligning the Print Head Directly From PictureMate
Pal.
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Solving Problems
If your PictureMate Pal has any problems, see these sections for solutions:
■
Error Messages
■
Problems and Solutions
If you need to uninstall and then reinstall your software to solve your problem, see
Uninstalling PictureMate Pal Software.
If the solutions here don’t solve your problem, see Where To Get Help.
Error Messages
If you see one of these messages on the PictureMate Pal screen, here’s what to do:
Message
What to Do
Not initial cartridge. Use
initial cartridge.
You need to insert the initial photo cartridge that comes
with PictureMate Pal the first time you charge it. Remove
the installed cartridge and install the initial cartridge instead.
See Removing and Installing a Photo Cartridge.
Print Pack is low.
Replace Print Pack soon.
Your Print Pack is running low. If you are trying to clean the
print head, you must replace the Print Pack first. Purchase a
PictureMate 200 Series Print Pack and replace it. See
Replacing the Print Pack.
or
Print Pack is very low.
Replace Print Pack soon.
Replace Print Pack now.
Purchase a PictureMate 200 Series Print Pack and replace
the photo cartridge. If the cartridge is new, make sure it is
inserted correctly. See Replacing the Print Pack.
Paper out. Load paper
and press OK.
Load paper, or remove and reload paper, then press OK to
clear this message and resume printing. See Loading Paper
for loading instructions.
Paper jam. Clear jam and
press OK.
Remove any sheets behind the jammed paper and press
OK to eject the jammed paper. Don’t pull out jammed
paper from the top of PictureMate Pal. See Paper doesn’t
feed correctly or jams in PictureMate Pal. if your
PictureMate Pal jams frequently.
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Message
What to Do
Close the cartridge door.
The cartridge door is not closed completely on the back of
PictureMate Pal. Make sure the door clicks shut.
No cartridge installed.
Insert cartridge now.
The photo cartridge was removed or not installed correctly.
Install a new photo cartridge. See Replacing the Print Pack.
Cartridge not
recognized. Replace
Print Pack.
Install a genuine PictureMate 200 Series photo cartridge.
See Replacing the Print Pack.
No photos on memory
card.
No compatible photos are on the inserted memory card.
Insert a card with photos or one with compatible file types.
See Photo Image File Requirements.
Memory card not
recognized.
Use a compatible memory card. Format the card with your
camera, not a computer. See Compatible Memory Cards
and the supported file types in Photo Image File
Requirements.
Error in data. Printouts
may be affected.
Data in your photo files may be corrupted and may affect
your printouts.
Bluetooth adapter error.
Disconnect the adapter, then reconnect it to PictureMate
Pal. See Printing Wirelessly From a Bluetooth Device.
The image is too large.
The image you are trying to print from a Bluetooth device is
too large. Print the photo from a memory card or your
computer instead.
The image is too
complex.
The image you are trying to print from a Bluetooth device is
too complex. Print the photo from a memory card or your
computer instead.
External device not
recognized.
An unsupported device is connected to the
port on the
back of PictureMate Pal. Disconnect the device.
Printer error.
Turn off PictureMate Pal, wait a few seconds, then turn it
on again. If the error does not clear, contact Epson as
described in Where To Get Help.
Service required.
Parts inside PictureMate Pal are near or at the end of their
service life. Contact Epson as described in Where To Get
Help.
Problems and Solutions
For solutions to specific problems, see these sections:
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Software Installation Problems
■
Printing and Operation Problems
■
Memory Card Problems
■
Print Quality Problems
■
Problems With Paper Feeding
■
Miscellaneous Printout Problems
Software Installation Problems
You’re having problems installing the PictureMate Pal software.
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Carefully follow the installation instructions in the electronic Basics guide. Do not
connect PictureMate Pal to the computer until you are instructed to. Then
connect the USB cable securely to the PictureMate Pal and the computer. Also
make sure your system meets the requirements listed in System Requirements.
■
Close other programs, including screen savers and virus protection software, and
try installing again.
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If you are using a Macintosh and you do not see PictureMate PM 200 listed in
the Format for menu on the Page Setup window, you may need to set up
PictureMate Pal in Print Center or the Printer Setup Utility. See the electronic
Basics guide for instructions.
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For Windows 2000, if you see an error message or your software doesn’t install
correctly, you may not have software installation privileges. Contact your System
Administrator.
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Make sure Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, or XP Professional x64 Edition was
preinstalled on your system. The USB Printer Device Driver may not install
correctly if you’ve upgraded from Windows 95.
■
Make sure the USB Controller is working properly in Device Manager. See your
Windows help system for details. If it’s not working, contact your computer
manufacturer.
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■
If you’re printing over a network, see Setting Up Network Printing for
instructions on configuring your PictureMate Pal software for use on a network.
■
If you have a previous version of the PictureMate Pal software installed, make sure
you uninstall it before installing the software for PictureMate Pal. See
Uninstalling PictureMate Pal Software.
Printing and Operation Problems
The On light and photo viewer screen don’t turn on.
■
Press the
■
Make sure the power cable and AC adapter are securely connected at both ends.
■
Make sure your power outlet works and is not controlled by a wall switch or
timer.
On button again to turn on PictureMate Pal.
PictureMate Pal is on, but nothing prints.
■
If you’re printing from your computer, make sure the USB cable is connected
securely at both ends and that the cable meets the requirements in System
Requirements.
■
If you’re printing on a network, see Setting Up Network Printing for instructions
on configuring your PictureMate Pal software for use on a network.
The photo viewer screen goes blank.
The screen turns off after 13 minutes if PictureMate Pal is not used. Press any button
to turn it back on.
PictureMate Pal sounds as though it is printing, but nothing prints.
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■
PictureMate Pal may be preparing to print.
■
The print head nozzles may need cleaning; see Improving Print Quality.
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PictureMate Pal won’t operate properly if it’s tilted or at an angle. Place it on a
flat, stable surface.
■
Make sure paper is not jammed and is loaded correctly, and make sure the handle
is not resting on the paper; see Loading Paper.
PictureMate Pal makes noise when you turn it on or after it has been sitting for
awhile.
PictureMate Pal is performing routine maintenance.
Printing is too slow.
■
It takes PictureMate Pal a few moments to process your images before printing
them.
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If PictureMate Pal is in a hot or sunny location, move it to a cooler place and try
printing again.
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If you are printing from a computer, make sure your system meets the
requirements in System Requirements.
If you’re printing a high-resolution image, you may need more than the minimum
requirements listed. You may also need to:
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Clear space on your hard drive or run a defragmentation utility.
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Close open programs that you’re not using.
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Increase your system’s memory (RAM).
For the fastest printing, try these tips:
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Photos with borders print faster than borderless photos.
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Before you print directly from PictureMate Pal, press Menu, select Color Effect,
and set it to None.
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When you print directly from PictureMate Pal, JPEG files print faster than TIFF
files.
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Before you print from your computer, select No Correction (instead of Auto
Correction) in your print settings. See Printing From Your Computer for
instructions.
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If PictureMate Pal is connected to a USB hub, disconnect any USB devices that
you’re not using.
Memory Card Problems
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Insert only one card at a time.
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Make sure you’re using a compatible memory card; see Compatible Memory
Cards.
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PictureMate Pal recognizes and can print the first 999 photos on a memory card.
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Photos must be JPEG or uncompressed TIFF format and taken with a
DCF-compliant digital camera (a camera that complies with the Design rule for
Camera File system).
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PictureMate Pal can’t read progressive-scan JPEG files or RAW files.
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If you access the card from your computer and delete files, the card may not work
correctly with your camera. Always delete pictures using your camera.
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Make sure to format your memory card in your camera.
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If you copy files from Adobe Photoshop to a memory card, save them as RGB
images using the standard save option (non-progressive). Files saved in the CMYK
format may not print with the colors you expect.
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Make sure you follow the instructions in the electronic Basics guide to install the
PictureMate Pal software.
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If you’re using Windows XP or XP Professional x64 Edition, you may need to
install your Windows storage device driver. See your Windows help for more
information.
Print Quality Problems
You see banding (light lines) in your prints.
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The print head may need cleaning; see Improving Print Quality for instructions.
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Make sure the glossy side of the paper is face up.
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The Print Pack may need replacing; see Replacing the Print Pack for instructions.
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The print head may need aligning; see Improving Print Quality for instructions.
Your photo is blurry or smeared.
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Use PictureMate Pal Photo Paper to ensure proper saturation, absorption of ink,
and quality.
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Make sure the glossy side of the paper is face up.
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Make sure your paper isn’t damp or curled, or loaded face down (load it glossy
side up). If it’s damp or curled, load new paper.
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The print head may need cleaning; see Improving Print Quality for instructions.
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The print head may need aligning; see Improving Print Quality for instructions.
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Remove each photo from the output tray after printing. Let each photo sit for a
minute before handling it.
Your photo is grainy.
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The print head may need aligning; see Improving Print Quality for instructions.
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You may need to increase the image resolution or print it in a smaller size; see
your software documentation.
Your photo is faint or has gaps in the image.
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The print head may need cleaning; see Improving Print Quality for instructions.
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The Print Pack may be old or low. See Replacing the Print Pack for instructions
on replacing it.
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Make sure your paper isn’t damaged, old, dirty, or loaded face down. If it is, load
new paper with the glossy side up.
Colors in your photo are wrong or missing.
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If you are printing directly from PictureMate Pal, press Menu and make sure
Color Effect is not set to Sepia or Black and White. See Printing Photos in
Black and White or Sepia.
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If you are printing from your computer, make sure the Color Option is not set to
Black and White or Sepia. See Printing From Your Computer.
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The print head may need cleaning; see Improving Print Quality for instructions.
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The Print Pack may be old or low. See Replacing the Print Pack for instructions
on replacing it.
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Colors may change slightly after your print dries. Wait for 24 hours and check
your photo again.
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Make sure your software is set for color printing.
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If you copy files from Adobe® Photoshop® to a memory card, save them as RGB
images using the standard save option (non-progressive). Files saved in the CMYK
format may not print with the colors you expect.
Problems With Paper Feeding
Paper doesn’t eject fully or is wrinkled.
The paper may be damp. Load new paper.
Paper doesn’t feed correctly or jams in PictureMate Pal.
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Make sure the handle is not resting on the paper.
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If paper doesn’t feed, remove it, separate the sheets slightly, reload it between the
edge guides, and make sure the guides aren’t too tight; see Loading Paper.
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If multiple pages feed at once, remove the paper, separate the sheets, and carefully
reload it.
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Remove any sheets behind the jammed paper and press OK to eject the jammed
paper. Don’t pull out jammed paper from the top of PictureMate Pal.
If your paper loads incorrectly or jams frequently:
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Use new paper, loaded glossy or whiter side up and separate the sheets slightly.
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Load a maximum of 20 sheets.
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Don’t load plain paper; this may damage PictureMate Pal.
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Make sure your paper is beneath the arrow on the guides.
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Use only PictureMate Pal Photo Paper or Epson Premium Photo Paper Glossy.
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Store paper flat to prevent curling.
Miscellaneous Printout Problems
PictureMate Pal prints blank pages.
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If you are printing from your computer, make sure PictureMate Pal is selected in
your program or is the active printer in the Macintosh Print Center.
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The print head may need cleaning; see Improving Print Quality for instructions.
The borders or layout are incorrect.
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Check the Layout setting. See Choosing a Layout (if printing directly from
PictureMate Pal) or Printing From Your Computer (if printing from a computer)
for instructions.
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When you print borderless photos, PictureMate Pal automatically expands your
images. If too much of your photos are cut off around the edges, you can adjust
the amount of expansion. See Adjusting Borderless Expansion (if printing directly
from PictureMate Pal) or Printing From Your Computer (if printing from a
computer).
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Your photo size may not match the width/height proportions (aspect ratio) of
PictureMate Pal paper or the layout you’re using. Photos may be cropped to fit
the paper and layout.
The wrong photo is printed.
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If your camera supports DPOF, you can pre-select photos so PictureMate Pal
knows exactly what to print. See Printing Camera-Selected DPOF Photos for
more information.
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If your camera supports PictBridge or USB DIRECT-PRINT printing, you can
connect it to PictureMate Pal and control printing from the camera. See Printing
From a Digital Camera for details.
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For instructions on selecting photos, see Choosing Photos and Printing.
Too many copies are printing.
Make sure that the Copies option in your software (printing from computer) or on
PictureMate Pal (printing without computer) is set for the number of copies you want
to print. See Printing From Your Computer or Printing Without a Computer for
instructions.
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Uninstalling PictureMate Pal Software
You may need to uninstall and then reinstall your PictureMate Pal software on your
computer. This may be necessary when you upgrade your operating system, for
example. However, you don’t need to uninstall this on-screen User’s Guide or Basics
Guide. Follow the steps in these sections:
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Uninstalling From a Windows Computer
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Uninstalling From a Macintosh
Note: Do not turn off or disconnect PictureMate Pal while you are uninstalling the
software.
Uninstalling From a Windows Computer
1. Double-click My Computer, then double-click the Control Panel icon.
2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
3. Click EPSON Printer Software in the program list and click the Add/Remove
or Change/Remove button.
4. In the next window, make sure your EPSON PictureMate PM 200 printer icon
is selected and click OK. Then follow the on-screen instructions.
5. In Windows 98SE or Me, click EPSON USB Printer Devices in the program
list and click the Add/Remove button.
6. When you see the prompt asking if you want to reboot, click No.
7. Restart your computer.
When you are ready to reinstall the PictureMate Pal software, follow the instructions
for your operating system in your electronic Basics guide.
Note: Remember that you don’t need to reinstall your on-screen User’s Guide or
Basics Guide and you won’t see the license agreement.
Uninstalling From a Macintosh
Follow these steps to uninstall your PictureMate Pal driver:
1. Open your Applications > Utilities folder.
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2. Double-click the Printer Setup Utility or Print Center icon.
3. Select PictureMate PM 200 and click Delete.
4. Close Printer Setup Utility or Print Center.
When you are ready to reinstall the PictureMate Pal software, follow the instructions
for your operating system in your electronic Basics guide.
Note: Remember that you don’t need to reinstall your on-screen User’s Guide or
Basics Guide and you won’t see the license agreement.
Where To Get Help
Epson Technical Support
Before you contact Epson for support, please have the following information ready:
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Product name (PictureMate Pal)
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Product serial number (located on the bottom of PictureMate Pal)
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Proof of purchase (such as a store receipt) and date of purchase
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Computer configuration
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Description of the problem
Technical Support in Latin America
Epson provides these technical support services:
Internet Support
Visit Epson’s support website at www.latin.epson.com.
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Speak to a Support Representative
Country
Telephone number
Argentina
(54 11) 5167-0300
Chile
(56 2) 230-9500
Costa Rica
(50 6) 210-9555
(800) 377-6627
Colombia
(57 1) 523-5000
Mexico
Mexico City
(52 55) 1323-2052
Other Cities
(1800) 087-1080
Peru
(51 1) 418-0210
Venezuela
(58 212) 240-1111
Note: If your country does not appear on the list, contact your nearest sales
office. Toll charges may apply.
Purchase Supplies and Accessories
You can purchase genuine PictureMate 200 Series Print Packs and accessories from an
Epson authorized reseller. Contact your nearest sales office for dealer referral.
Setting Up Network Printing
These sections tell you how to set up PictureMate Pal so that other computers on a
network can print to it.
Note: These instructions are for small network users only. If you are on a large
network and would like to share PictureMate Pal, consult your network
administrator.
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Windows XP, XP Professional x64 Edition, and 2000
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Windows Me and 98SE
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Macintosh
Windows XP, XP Professional x64 Edition, and 2000
First, you need to set up PictureMate Pal as a shared printer on the computer that it is
directly connected to. Then, you must install the PictureMate Pal software on each
computer that will access it through the network.
Note: To install software programs in Windows 2000, log on as a user with
administrative privileges (a user who belongs to the Administrators group).
To install software programs in Windows XP or XP Professional x64 Edition, log
on with a Computer Administrator account. You cannot install software programs
if you log on as a Limited account user.
The examples shown in the following instructions pertain to Windows XP, but
similar screens appear in the other Windows versions.
Setting Up a Shared Printer
Follow these steps to configure your computer to share PictureMate Pal with other
computers on a network.
1. Click Start > Control Panel or Start > Settings > Control Panel, then click
Printers or Printers and Faxes.
2. Right-click EPSON PictureMate PM 200, then click Sharing.
3. Select Shared as or Share this printer, then type a name for the shared printer.
Note: Do not use spaces or hyphens in the shared printer name.
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If you want to automatically download printer drivers to computers that are
running different versions of Windows, click Additional Drivers and select the
environment and the operating systems for the other computers. Click OK, then
insert the PictureMate Pal software CD into the CD-ROM or DVD drive, and
locate the driver folder. Click OK to install the additional drivers.
4. Click OK or click Close, if you installed additional drivers.
Accessing a Network Printer
Follow these steps to print to PictureMate Pal from other computers on a network.
Note: PictureMate Pal must be set up as a shared resource on the computer to
which it is directly connected before you can access it from another computer.
For instructions, see Setting Up a Shared Printer.
1. Click Start > Control Panel or Start > Settings > Control Panel, then click
Printers or Printers and Faxes.
2. Double-click the Add Printer icon. The Add Printer Wizard opens.
3. Click Next.
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4. Select Network printer and click Next.
5. On the next screen, click Next.
6. Double-click the icon of the computer that is directly connected to PictureMate
Pal, then click EPSON PictureMate PM 200.
7. Click Next and follow the on-screen instructions.
Note: Depending on the operating system and the configuration of the computer
to which PictureMate Pal is connected, the Add Printer Wizard may prompt you
to install the printer driver from the PictureMate Pal software CD. In this case,
click the Have Disk button and follow the on-screen instructions.
Windows Me and 98SE
First, you need to set up PictureMate Pal as a shared printer on the computer that it is
directly connected to. Then, you must install the PictureMate Pal software on each
computer that will access it through the network.
Setting Up a Shared Printer
Follow these steps to configure your computer for printer sharing and to share
PictureMate Pal with other computers on a network.
1. Click Start > Settings > Control Panel.
2. Double-click the Network icon.
3. Click the File and Print Sharing button.
4. Select the I want to be able to allow others to print to my printer(s) check
box and click OK.
5. In the Network dialog box, click OK.
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Note: If a dialog box appears asking you to insert the Windows Me or 98SE
CD-ROM, insert the CD into the CD-ROM or DVD drive and follow the on-screen
instructions.
If you see a message asking you to restart your computer, restart it and continue
with step 6.
6. In the Control Panel, double-click the Printers icon.
7. Right-click EPSON PictureMate PM 200 and click Sharing.
8. Click the Shared As button.
9. Type a name for the shared printer, then click OK.
Accessing a Networked Printer
Follow the steps below to print to PictureMate Pal from other computers on a
network.
Note: PictureMate Pal must be set up as a shared resource on the computer to
which it is directly connected before you can access it from another computer.
For instructions, see Setting Up a Shared Printer.
1. Click Start > Settings > Printers.
2. Double-click the Add Printer icon. The Add Printer Wizard opens.
3. Click Next.
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4. Select Network printer, then click Next.
5. On the next screen, click Browse.
6. Double-click the icon of the computer that PictureMate Pal is directly connected
to. Then, click the EPSON PictureMate PM 200 icon.
7. Click OK and follow the on-screen instructions.
Macintosh
First, you need to set up PictureMate Pal as a shared printer on the Macintosh that it
is directly connected to. Then, you must choose the shared PictureMate Pal in the
Page Setup and Print menus when you print your photos.
Setting Up a Shared Printer
To share PictureMate Pal with other Macintosh computers on a network, follow these
steps to configure the computer that it is directly connected to:
1. Turn on PictureMate Pal.
2. Select System Preferences from the dock at the bottom of the screen.
3. On the Services tab, click the
Sharing icon.
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4. Click the checkbox next to Printer Sharing, then close System Preferences.
Note: To share your printer with Windows, click the Windows File Sharing
checkbox. See your Mac Help and Windows documentation for more
information.
Accessing a Networked Printer
Follow the steps in this section to print to PictureMate Pal from other Macintosh
computers on a network.
1. Turn on the shared printer.
2. Print as you normally would, choosing PictureMate PM 200 from the Shared
Printers list that appears in the Page Setup and Print menus.
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Specifications
For details about PictureMate Pal and using it with a computer, see these sections:
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System Requirements
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Technical Specifications
System Requirements
To use PictureMate Pal with your computer, your system must meet the requirements
below.
Windows System Requirements
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A Microsoft® Windows compatible PC with a Pentium® or better processor,
233 MHz or faster processor
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Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows XP
Professional x64 Edition
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64MB of RAM (128MB or more recommended, 256MB or more recommended
for Windows XP or later)
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200MB or more available hard disk space recommended
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VGA or better display adapter and monitor
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CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the PictureMate Pal software
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Windows-compliant USB port and a shielded USB “AB” cable up to 2 meters
(6.5 feet) long.
Caution: Using an improperly shielded USB cable—especially a cable more than
2 meters (6.5 feet) long—may cause PictureMate Pal to malfunction.
Macintosh System Requirements
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An Apple® iMac™ series; Power Macintosh® G3, G4, or G5; PowerBook,®
iBook,™ Mac mini, or eMac;™ or iMac, MacBook Pro, or Mac mini with Intel®
Core™ Duo or Solo
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Mac OS® X 10.2.8 to 10.4.x
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128MB of available RAM; more recommended
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200MB or more available hard disk space recommended
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VGA display or better
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CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the PictureMate Pal software
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Built-in USB port and a shielded USB “AB” cable up to 2 meters (6.5 feet) long.
Caution: Using an improperly shielded USB cable—especially a cable more than
2 meters (6.5 feet) long—may cause PictureMate Pal to malfunction.
Technical Specifications
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Printing
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Paper
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Photo Cartridge
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Mechanical
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Electrical
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AC Adapter
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Environmental
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Memory Card Slots
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External Device Interface
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Standards and Approvals
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Printing
Printing method
On-demand ink jet
Nozzle configuration
90 nozzles × 4
Colors: yellow, magenta, cyan, black
Print direction
Bidirectional with logic seeking
Control code
EPSON 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 guarantee the quality of any
non-Epson brand or type of paper.
Size
101.6 × 152.4 mm (4 × 6 inches)
Paper type
PictureMate Pal Photo Paper
Epson Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Caution: Don’t load plain paper; this may cause damage to PictureMate Pal.
Do not load curled or folded paper.
Photo Cartridge
(Included in each PictureMate 200 Series Print Pack)
Colors
Black, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow
Cartridge life
6 months at 25 °C (77 °F) after opening the package
Temperature
Storage:
–30 to 40 °C (–22 to 104 °F)
1 month at 40 °C (104 °F)
Freezing*: –15 °C (5 °F)
* Ink thaws and is usable after approximately 3 hours at 25 °C (77 °F ).
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Caution: To ensure good results, use a genuine Epson PictureMate Pal photo
cartridge and do not refill it. Other products may cause damage to your printer not
covered by Epson’s warranty.
Do not use a photo cartridge if the date on the package has expired.
Do not leave a photo cartridge or PictureMate Pal exposed to heat or direct
sunlight.
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Mechanical
Paper path
Sheet feeder, top entry
Sheet feeder capacity
20 sheets
Dimensions
Storage
Width: 215 mm (8.5 inches)
Depth: 152 mm (6.0 inches)
Height: 145 mm( 5.7 inches)
Printing (with paper support and output tray open)
Width: 215 mm (8.5 inches)
Depth: 305 mm (12.0 inches)
Height: 167 mm (6.6 inches)
Weight
2.3 kg (5.1 lb) without photo cartridge or AC adapter
Printable area
Border printing: 3 mm (0.12 inch) margin on all sides of
the paper
Borderless printing: no margins
Electrical
120 V Model
220 V Model
Input voltage range
110 to 120 V
220 to 240 V
Rated current
0.3 A (max. 0.4 A)
0.15 A (max. 0.3 A)
Power consumption (approximate)
Printing
10.0 W
10 W
Sleep mode
4.0 W
4.0 W
Powered off
0.2 W
0.3 W
Note: Check the label on the bottom of PictureMate Pal for voltage information.
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AC Adapter
Model
A381H
Rated voltage
AC 100 to 240 V
Input voltage range
AC 90 to 264 V
Rated frequency
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency range
49.5 to 60.5 Hz
Rated current
0.4 to 0.8 A
Rated electrical power
40 to 42 W
Output
DC 20 V, 1.68 A
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)
Humidity
Operation: 20 to 80% RH
Storage (in shipping container): 5 to 85% RH (without
condensation)
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Memory Card Slots
Card slots
CF Type II card slot
Compatible with “CF+ and
CompactFlash Specification 1.4”
Sony® Memory
Stick/MemoryStick PRO/
Duo (requires adapter)
card slot
Compatible with “Memory Stick
Standard version 1.3”
SD (Secure Digital)/MMC
(MultiMediaCard) card slot
Compatible with “SD Memory Card
Specifications / PART1. Physical Layer
Specification Version 2.0”
Compatible with “Memory Stick
Standard Memory Stick PRO Format
Specifications version 1.0”
Compatible with “MultiMediaCard
Standard”
xD-Picture Card slot
Voltage
requirements
Compatible with “xD-Picture Card Card
Specification Version 1.20 Type M
Card/Type H Card”
3.3 V
Maximum current is 500 mA
Computer USB Interface
Connectivity
Universal Serial Bus Specifications Revision 2.0
Universal Serial Bus Specifications Revision 1.1
Bit rate
480 Mbps (High speed device)
Connector type
USB Series B
Data Encoding
NRZI
Recommended
cable length
Less than 1.8 meters (6 feet)
External Device Interface
Connectivity
Universal Serial Bus Specifications Revision 1.1*
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Bit rate
12 Mbps (Full speed device)
Connector type
USB Series A
Data Encoding
NRZI
Recommended
cable length
Less than 1.8 meters (6 feet)
* Not all USB devices are supported. Contact Epson for details. See Where To Get Help.
Standards and Approvals
Safety
UL 60950-1
CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
EMC
FCC part 15 Subpart B class B
CSA C108.8 Class B
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Notices
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Important Safety Instructions
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Copyright Notice
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A Note Concerning Responsible Use of Copyrighted Materials
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Trademarks
How Many Photos Will I Get From a PictureMate
200 Series Print Pack?
Epson has packaged the PictureMate Photo Cartridge with a quantity of 4 × 6
PictureMate Photo Paper, so that purchasing supplies for PictureMate is convenient
and affordable. The number of sheets of photo paper in your PictureMate Print Pack
is stated on the Print Pack’s box. The photo ink cartridge in the Print Pack contains
enough ink to allow borderless, color printing of about the stated number of sheets.
Our estimate of the number of photos you can print with a PictureMate Print Pack is
based on test printing with a range of 20 different color photos. Actual yields will vary
based on images printed, print settings, paper type, frequency of use and temperature.
For example, printing many copies of the same photo, or printing many black and
white or sepia photos, may result in fewer photos per PictureMate Photo Cartridge.
Also, the PictureMate Photo Cartridge once installed should be replaced with a new
one within 6 months. For print quality, a variable amount of ink remains in the
cartridge after the “Replace Print Pack” indicator comes on.
You may be able to print more photos with a PictureMate Photo Cartridge than the
number of sheets of photo paper in your PictureMate Print Pack. In this case the
cartridge monitor indicates the cartridge can still be used. You can continue printing
with paper from another PictureMate Print Pack or Epson Premium Photo Paper
Glossy in the 4 × 6 borderless size which is available from many resellers. There are
other photo papers available but most are not formulated to be fully compatible with
the PictureMate Photo Cartridge. Using other papers may result in poor color
reproduction, print quality problems or more fading.
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Both a PictureMate Photo Cartridge and some PictureMate Photo Paper were
included in the box with your PictureMate printer. The included cartridge
contains enough ink to allow borderless, color printing of about the number of
included paper sheets. The other comments above also apply to the cartridge and
paper included in the printer box.
Important Safety Instructions
Before using PictureMate Pal, read the following safety instructions to make sure you
use it safely and effectively:
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PictureMate Pal Safety Instructions
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Photo Cartridge Safety Instructions
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Photo Viewer Screen Safety Instructions
PictureMate Pal Safety Instructions
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Be sure to follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer.
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If you use the printer in places where the use of printers is restricted, such as in
airplanes or hospitals, follow all instructions in those places.
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Do not insert objects through the slots in the printer.
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Take care not to spill liquid on the printer and the AC adapter.
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Do not put your hand inside the printer or touch the photo cartridge during
printing.
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Do not move the print head by hand; otherwise, you may damage the printer.
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Always turn the printer off using the
On button. Do not unplug the printer
or turn off the power to the outlet until the power light goes out.
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Before transporting the printer, make sure that the photo cartridge is installed.
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Leave the photo cartridge installed. Removing the cartridge can dehydrate the
print head and may prevent the printer from printing or cause ink to leak out.
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Do not remove the memory card or turn off the printer while the computer and
the memory card are communicating (when the memory card light is flashing).
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The methods for using memory cards vary according to card type. Be sure to refer
to the documentation packaged with your memory card for details.
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Use only memory cards compatible with the printer. Refer to Compatible
Memory Cards.
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Place the printer on a flat, stable surface that extends beyond the base of the
printer in all directions. The printer will not operate properly if it is tilted at an
angle. If you place the printer by the wall, leave more than 10 cm (4 inches)
between the back of the printer and the wall.
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When storing or transporting the printer, do not tilt it, stand it on its side, or turn
it upside down. Otherwise, ink may leak from the cartridge.
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Leave enough space in front of the printer for the paper to be fully ejected.
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Avoid places subject to rapid changes in temperature and humidity. Also, keep the
printer and the AC adapter away from direct sunlight, strong light, water, or heat
sources.
Caution: Keep PictureMate Pal out of the sun and don’t leave it in your car or
other location where it can get too hot or too cold. Otherwise PictureMate Pal
may be damaged or ink may leak.
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Avoid places subject to dust, shock, or vibration.
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Leave enough room around the printer to allow for sufficient ventilation.
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Place the AC adapter near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged.
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Do not place or store the printer or the AC adapter outdoors.
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Do not block or cover the vents and openings in the printer.
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Power supply cords should be placed to avoid abrasions, cuts, fraying, crimping,
and kinking. Do not place objects on top of power-supply cords and do not allow
the AC adapter or power-supply cords to be stepped on or run over. Be
particularly careful to keep all power-supply cords straight at the ends and the
points where they enter and leave the AC adapter.
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Use only the power-supply cord that comes with this product. Use of another
cord may result in fire or electrical shock, or injury.
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The AC adapter model A381H is designed for use with the printer with which it
was included. Do not attempt to use it with other electronic devices unless
specified.
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Use only the type of power source indicated on the AC adapter’s label, and always
supply power directly from a standard domestic electrical outlet with the AC
power cord that meets the relevant local safety standards.
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Avoid using outlets on the same circuit as photocopiers or air control systems that
regularly switch on and off.
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Avoid using electrical outlets controlled by wall switches or automatic timers.
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Keep the entire computer system away from potential sources of electromagnetic
interference, such as loudspeakers or the base units of cordless telephones.
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Do not use a damaged or frayed power cord or AC adapter.
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If you use an extension cord with the printer, make sure that the total ampere
rating of the devices plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the cord’s
ampere rating. Also, make sure that the total ampere rating of all devices plugged
into the wall outlet does not exceed the wall outlet’s ampere rating.
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Never disassemble, modify, or attempt to repair the AC adapter, power cord,
printer, or options by yourself except as specifically explained in the printer’s
guides.
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Unplug the printer and the AC adapter and refer servicing to qualified service
personnel under the following conditions:
The power cord or plug is damaged; liquid has entered the printer or the AC
adapter; the printer or the AC adapter has been dropped or the casing damaged;
the printer or the AC adapter does not operate normally or exhibits a distinct
change in performance. (Do not adjust controls that are not covered by the
operating instructions.)
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Do not use with wet hands.
Photo Cartridge Safety Instructions
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Keep photo cartridges out of the reach of children and do not drink the ink.
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Do not shake the photo cartridge after removing it from the bag; this can cause
leakage.
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Be careful when you handle used photo cartridges, as there may be some ink
remaining around the ink supply ports. If ink gets onto your skin, wash the area
thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them
immediately with water. If discomfort or vision problems continue after a
thorough flushing, see a doctor immediately.
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Do not remove or tear the label on the cartridge; this can cause leakage.
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Do not dismantle photo cartridges or try to refill them. This could damage the
print head.
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Install the photo cartridge immediately after you remove it from its package. If
you leave a cartridge unpacked for a long time before using it, normal printing
may not be possible.
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Do not use a photo cartridge beyond the date printed on the cartridge carton;
otherwise, it may result in reduced print quality. For best results, use up the photo
cartridge within six months of installing it.
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After bringing a photo cartridge inside from a cold storage site, allow it to warm
up at room temperature for at least three hours before using it.
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Store photo cartridges in a cool, dark place.
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Store each photo cartridge so that the bottom of its packaging faces down.
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Do not touch the green IC chip on the bottom of the cartridge. Doing so may
prevent normal operation and printing.
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The IC chip on the photo cartridge retains a variety of cartridge-related
information, such as the amount of ink remaining, so that the cartridge may be
removed and reinstalled freely. However, each time the cartridge is inserted, some
ink is consumed because the printer automatically performs a reliability check.
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If you remove the photo cartridge for later use, protect the ink supply ports from
dirt and dust and store it in the same environment as the printer. A valve in the
ink supply ports makes covers or plugs unnecessary, but the ink may stain items
that come into contact with this area of the cartridge. Do not touch the ink supply
ports or the surrounding area.
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Photo Viewer Screen Safety Instructions
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The screen contains a few small bright or dark spots. These are normal and do not
mean that the screen is damaged in any way.
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Only use a dry, soft cloth to clean the screen. Do not use liquid or chemical
cleansers.
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If the screen is damaged, contact your dealer. If the liquid crystal solution gets on
your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If the liquid crystal
solution gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. If discomfort or
vision problems remain after a thorough flushing, see a doctor immediately.
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Please consult your state and local regulations regarding disposal or recycling. Do
not put in the trash.
Copyright Notice
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system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical,
photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Seiko
Epson Corporation. The information contained herein is designed only for use with
this Epson product. 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
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.
Seiko Epson Corporation shall not be liable for any damages or problems arising from
the use of any options or any consumable products other than those designated as
Original Epson Products or Epson Approved Products by Seiko Epson Corporation.
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A Note Concerning Responsible Use of Copyrighted
Materials
Epson encourages each user to be responsible and respectful of the copyright laws
when using any Epson product. While some countries’ laws permit limited copying or
reuse of copyrighted material in certain circumstances, those circumstances may not
be as broad as some people assume. Contact your legal advisor for any questions
regarding copyright law.
Trademarks
Epson, Epson ESC/P, and PictureMate are registered trademarks, and Exceed Your
Vision, USB DIRECT-PRINT, and the USB DIRECT-PRINT logo are trademarks
of Seiko Epson Corporation.
PhotoEnhance is a trademark and Epson Store is a service mark of Epson America,
Inc.
SD is a trademark.
SDHC is a trademark.
Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO, and Memory Stick PRO
Duo are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
xD-Picture Card is a trademark of Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
DPOF is a trademark of CANON INC., Eastman Kodak Company, Fuji Photo Film
Co., Ltd., and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
The Bluetooth trademarks are owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A. and licensed to
Seiko Epson Corporation.
General Notice: Other product names used herein are for identification purposes only
and may be trademarks of their respective owners. Epson disclaims any and all rights
in those marks.
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