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PM 225
*412504900*
*412504900*
CPD-27532R1
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Basics
Need a New Print Pack?
Getting to Know PictureMate
Paper support
(load photo paper here)
The PictureMate 200 Series Print Pack has everything you need to print in one
box: photo paper and a photo cartridge.
Edge guides
The following Print Packs and accessories are available:
Screen
Memory card light
Memory card slots
Output tray
(catches printed photos)
Handle
Power inlet
Optional battery
cover
Cartridge release
lever
EXT. I/F port for
external devices
Photo cartridge
Cartridge door
USB port
for computer
Product
Part Number
Glossy photo paper (150 sheets) and photo cartridge
T5846
Matte photo paper (100 sheets) and photo cartridge
T5845-M
PictureMate rechargeable battery
C12C831082
PictureMate carrying case
PMBAG06
Epson Bluetooth Photo Print Adapter
C12C824383
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®
You can also buy a Print Pack and other PictureMate accessories from an
Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON
(800-463-7766). Or you can purchase online at www.epsonstore.com
(U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
For more PictureMate information, special offers, and related accessories,
visit www.MyPictureMate.com.
Contents
Welcome! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Prepare to Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Choose Photos and Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Do More With Your Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Print From an External Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Print From a Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Replace Print Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Take PictureMate With You . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Set PictureMate Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Printer Care and Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Welcome!
PictureMate CharmTM is your easy-to-use, personal
photo lab. Just insert a digital camera memory card
and you’re ready to print brilliant, long-lasting photos.
Because PictureMate® is light and portable, you can
print whenever and wherever you take pictures. Plus,
your PictureMate prints will be as brilliant and vibrant
generations from now as they are today.
A Quick Introduction to
Digital Photography
1. Review and Delete
After you finish taking your photos, review
them on your digital camera’s screen.
Delete the photos you don’t want.
2. Print
Insert your camera’s memory card
in PictureMate, choose your
photos, and print.
With film cameras, the process was
simple; buy film, take pictures, leave
the film at the photo lab, and come back later for your
photos and negatives. Since you had negatives, you
could take them back later if you wanted reprints.
3. Save
The digital process is simple too, and it gives you
complete control. Just follow the basic steps shown on
the right.
4. Clear the Memory Card
2
To preserve your digital photo files (just like film
negatives), save them to your computer. Then you can
reprint them any time.
After you save your photos, use your camera to delete
them from your card to make room for more photos.
Special Features
Printing with your PictureMate becomes even easier
with these special features:
From PictureMate’s photo viewer
screen, you can view your photos
and press
Print to print the ones
you want. Or you can select to print
all photos. (See page 10.)
If your camera supports DPOF
(Digital Print Order Format), you can
select which photos to print while
the memory card is still in your
camera. When you insert the card
into PictureMate, you just have to
press OK and
Print.
(See your online User’s Guide for
detailed information.)
If you have a PictBridge®-enabled
camera, you can connect the camera to
PictureMate and control printing right
from your camera. (See page 22.)
If you want to print outdoors or in other
places without convenient electrical
outlets, you can buy the optional
PictureMate battery. (See your online
User’s Guide for detailed information.)
If you have a Bluetooth®-enabled PDA,
cell phone, or computer, you can send
photos wirelessly to PictureMate for
printing using the optional Epson®
Bluetooth Photo Print Adapter.
(See your online User’s Guide for
detailed information.)
3
Supported Photo Formats
Make sure your photos meet these requirements for
printing with your PictureMate (without a computer):
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JPEG files only
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Resolutions ranging from 80 × 80 to
9200 × 9200 pixels
PictureMate recognizes and prints the first 9,990
photos on your memory card.
Where to Get a Print Pack and
Accessories
The PictureMate Print Pack has
everything you need to print in one box:
photo paper and a photo cartridge.
You can buy a Print Pack wherever
PictureMate is sold or from retailers that
sell printer supplies.
The following Print Packs are available:
Where to Find Information
See your Start Here sheet to unpack,
set up, and use your PictureMate.
Basics explains how to print photos
directly from your memory card, from
your computer, and from other devices,
replace the Print Pack, and solve
problems.
The online User’s Guide has detailed
instructions for using PictureMate. (A
shortcut to the User’s Guide is installed
from the CD.)
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Print Pack
contents
Part
number
Glossy photo paper
(150 sheets) and
photo cartridge
T5846
Matte photo paper
(100 sheets) and
photo cartridge
T5845-M
Supported
PictureMate models
All PictureMate 200/
300 Series models
You can also buy a Print Pack and other PictureMate
accessories from an Epson authorized reseller. To find
the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON
(800-463-7766). Or you can purchase online at
www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca
(Canadian sales).
PictureMate Buttons
Start
printing
Turn PictureMate
on or off
Change the number
of photos displayed
Display optional
settings menu
Stop printing
or cancel
settings
Move through
photos and
menu options
5
Prepare to Print
Before you print with PictureMate, you need to:
●
Insert your memory card (below)
●
Load paper (see page 6)
2
Raise and adjust the photo viewer screen.
3
Press the corner of the output tray to open it.
When you finish printing, you can remove your
memory card (see page 8).
Inserting Your Memory Card
1
6
Move the handle to the back. Then open the top
cover.
4
Press the P On button to turn on PictureMate.
5
Insert the memory card into the correct slot, as
shown on the right. Insert just one card at a time.
Top slot:
SDTM (Secure Digital) and SDHCTM
(High Capacity)
miniSDTM * and miniSDHC*
microSD* and microSDHC*
Sony Memory Stick® **
Memory Stick DuoTM *
Memory Stick Micro*
Memory Stick PROTM
Memory Stick PRO DuoTM *
Memory Stick PRO-HG DuoTM *
MagicGateTM Memory Stick**
MagicGate Memory Stick DuoTM *
Note: PictureMate can’t read multiple cards at once.
6
Memory card light
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 and begins to flash.
Caution: Do not remove a card while the memory card
light is flashing; you may lose photos on your card.
Bottom slot:
MicrodriveTM
CompactFlash® (Type I and II)
* Requires adapter
** Maximum capacity 128MB
Now you are ready to choose your photos and start
printing. (See page 10.)
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Removing Your Memory Card
Loading Paper
When you are ready to remove a memory card, first
make sure the memory card light is not flashing.
Caution: Don’t load plain paper; this may damage PictureMate.
1
Move the handle to the back. Then open the top
cover and raise the photo viewer screen.
2
Press the corner of the output tray to open it.
Caution: Do not remove a card while the memory card light is
flashing; you may lose photos on your card.
Top slot: Push in the card and release it, then pull it
straight out of the slot.
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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3
Slide the edge guides outward.
Note: Load a maximum of 20 sheets at a time. Load
your paper glossy or whiter side up to prevent smearing.
6
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 Print
Pack. See page 29 for more information.
4
Create a stack of up to 20 sheets of paper and
separate the sheets slightly by fanning them.
5
Place your paper into the slot between the edge
guides with the glossy or whiter side up. Slide the
edge guides inward slightly.
Load glossy or
whiter side up
9
Choose Photos and Print
After you insert your camera’s memory card,
PictureMate displays your photos on the photo viewer
screen (shown at right).
Note: You can adjust the angle of the photo viewer screen by
raising or lowering the top of the screen. Be sure to lower the
screen before closing the printer lid.
You can view your photos and choose from the
following options for printing them:
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Print individual photos on your card (see page 11)
●
Print all the photos on your card (see page 12)
●
Print photos taken on specific dates (see page 13)
If your camera supports DPOF (Digital Print Order
Format), you can use it to pre-select the photos and
copies you want to print. PictureMate then prints the
selected photos. (See page 14.)
To view a slideshow of your photos, see page 14.
To store and display your printed photos, see page 15.
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Viewing Photos on PictureMate
PictureMate’s photo viewer screen makes it easy to
select the photos you want to print.
Blue lines indicate the area that will print
Number of copies
of this photo
Total number of
sheets to print
Guide to available
options
Changing How Many Photos Display on the
Screen
After inserting a memory card, you can change how
many photos are displayed on the photo viewer
screen.
You see the number 1 on the photo, indicating
that one copy will be printed:
Note: If your memory card has more than 1000 photos,
PictureMate divides them into groups of 999. You can select
the group you want to view and print. See the online User’s
Guide for more information.
Press the
Display button to switch between one
photo displayed with or without text, one photo with a
“filmstrip” of 5 additional photos, or 6 photos.
Responding to a Blank Screen (Power Saver)
If you are not using PictureMate, the screen goes dark
after about 13 minutes to save power.
Note: If you want to change the layout or edit your
Menu. See page 16 for instructions.
photo, press
Press any button (except the P On button) to turn it
back on.
3
Printing Individual Photos
To print more than one copy, press r to increase
the number of copies or l to decrease it. Then
press OK.
4
To select more photos, press l or r to view a
photo and press OK to select it. Repeat step 3 to
select more copies, if necessary.
5
To preview your photos, press
You can use the photo viewer screen to select the
pictures you want to print.
1
After inserting a memory card, press l or r to view
your photos.
2
When you see a photo you want, press OK to
select it for printing.
Print.
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The preview screen shows the layout, number of
sheets, and other settings you have chosen, for
example:
Automatic
fix icon
Printing All Photos
You can print all the photos on your camera’s memory
card, and select the number of copies to print of each
photo.
1
After inserting a card, press
Menu.
Total
number
of sheets
Note: For more information about print settings, see
page 16.
6
Press l or r to review your selected photos. If you
change your mind, press the Stop/Clear button.
2
Press OK to choose Select Photos, then press OK
again to choose Select All Photos.
7
Make sure you have enough paper loaded, then
press
Print to start printing.
3
If you want more than one copy of each picture,
press r to increase the number of copies or l to
decrease it.
4
To preview your photos, press
5
Press l or r to review your selected photos. If you
change your mind, press the Stop/Clear button.
Tip: You can check the total number of sheets on the
screen before printing.
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Print.
6
If you want to change the layout or edit your
photos, press
Menu. See page 16 for
instructions.
7
Make sure you have enough paper loaded, then
press
Print to start printing.
Note: If you are printing more than 20 photos, you will need to
reload paper while printing. Load a maximum of 20 sheets at a
time. When you see a message that paper is out, load more
paper and press OK to continue printing. If you need to cancel
printing, press Stop/Clear.
You see the following:
4
Printing Photos by Date
You can print photos taken on specific dates. If you
have a lot of photos on your memory card, this makes
it easier to find the ones you want.
Press l or r to highlight the date you want, then
press
Menu to select it.
A checkmark appears in the box for the selected
date. You can select additional dates, if desired.
5
After selecting all the dates you want, press OK.
The photos taken on the selected date(s) appear
on the screen.
1
After inserting a card, press
2
Press OK to choose Select Photos.
6
Press l or r to view the selected photos.
3
Press l or r to highlight Select By Date, then
press OK.
7
Follow the steps on page 11 to select photos, set
the number of copies for each, and print.
Menu.
13
Printing Camera-Selected DPOF
Photos
If your camera supports DPOF (Digital Print Order
Format), you can use it to pre-select which photos and
how many copies you want to print.
See your camera’s manual to choose photos for
printing with DPOF, then insert your memory card in
PictureMate.
PictureMate automatically reads your pre-selected
photos and displays a message.
1
Select Yes, then press OK.
2
If you want to change any print settings from the
defaults, press
Menu. See page 16 for
instructions.
3
Make sure you have enough paper loaded, then
press
Print.
14
Viewing a Slideshow of Your Photos
You can have PictureMate display all the photos on
your memory card one by one.
1
After inserting a card, press
2
Press l or r to highlight Utility, then press OK.
3
Press OK to select Slide Show. After a few
moments, the slideshow begins.
Menu.
PictureMate displays all the photos on your memory
card as a continuously playing slide show.
●
To stop the show at any time, press
●
If you see a photo you want to print, press OK to
select it for printing. Then press
Print to
preview, and press
Print again.
Stop/Clear.
Storing and Displaying Your
PictureMate Photos
Photos printed on PictureMate photo paper are
beautiful and long-lasting. Follow these guidelines to
make sure they will look great for generations.
Displaying Your Photos
●
To ensure photos will last as long as possible,
display them under glass or in photo albums.
●
Keep photos out of the sun to help prevent fading.
Storing Unused Paper
Caring for Your Photos
●
To avoid scratches or smudging, do not rub the
printed side of the photo.
●
To prevent smudging, avoid stacking your photos
until they are completely dry.
●
Let photos sit for 24 hours before framing.
●
After you print, the colors on your photos will take
some time to set as the ink dries. During this time,
the colors may look different than you expect.
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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Do More With Your Photos
By pressing the
Menu button, you can:
Getting Help
●
Choose from a variety of layouts (see page 17)
●
Print a proof sheet (see page 18)
You can learn how to improve print quality or handle
memory cards, paper, or photo cartridges.
●
Remove red eyes from your photos (see page 18)
1
Press
●
Fix photos that are too light or dark (see page 18)
2
Press l or r to highlight Help, then press OK.
●
Adjust the amount of expansion and cropping for
borderless printing (see page 20)
3
Press l or r to highlight Improve print quality or
Quick Guide, then press OK.
●
Print in black-and-white or sepia (see page 20)
4
●
Print camera text (see page 21)
Press l or r to highlight the topic you need help
with. Then press OK to see the solution for
improving print quality, or a Quick Guide
animation.
Note: The features described in this section do not change or
replace the original digital photo file; they customize only the
print(s) you make at that time.
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Menu.
Choosing a Layout
Note: For the fastest printing, select Border.
By default, your photos are printed at the full 4 × 6
size, without borders. If you want to print pictures with
white borders or place several small photos on one
sheet of paper, you can use the Layout menu to
change the layout.
When you print without borders, your images are
automatically expanded and cropped around the edges.
This may cause part of your image to be cut off. You can
control the amount of expansion and cropping; see
page 20 for instructions.
1
After inserting a card, press
2
Press l or r to highlight Basic Print Settings, then
press OK.
Menu.
3
Press OK to select Layout.
4
Press l or r to highlight the layout setting you
want, then press OK. You have these choices:
Borderless
Border
5
To print two or more photos per sheet, select
multiple copies or multiple photos.
For example, if you want 4 mini-wallet photos of
one image and 4 of another, select 4 copies of
photo A and 4 copies of photo B. Then choose
Mini-wallet as the layout setting.
Wallet
Mini-wallet
At the photo selection screen, press OK to select
the current photo for printing. (See page 11.)
6
Press l or r to select additional photos if you
want.
7
Adjust any other settings you want, then press
Print to preview your photos.
8
If the layout preview is correct, press
start printing.
Print to
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Printing a Proof Sheet
2
Press
You can print small thumbnail images of all the photos
on your memory card, 20 images per page.
3
Press l or r to highlight Setup, then press OK.
4
Press l or r to highlight Advanced Settings, then
press OK.
Menu.
1
After inserting a card, press
2
Press l or r to highlight Utility, then press OK.
5
3
Press l or r to highlight Print Proof Sheet, then
press OK.
Press l or r to highlight Fix Red-Eye, then press
OK.
6
Press l or r to highlight On, then press OK.
4
Press l or r to highlight Yes (to clear previous
photo settings), then press OK to continue.
Fixing Photos
5
Press
Menu.
Print to start printing.
Note: If you have selected photos by date, only the
selected photos are printed.
Reducing Red-Eye
When you take photos of people, they sometimes
appear to have red eyes. You can use Fix Red-Eye to
help eliminate this problem.
Note: Fix Red-Eye may not correct red eyes in all photos, and
printing will be slower when you use this feature.
1
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Select a photo with the red-eye problem.
PictureMate lets you correct the color and improve the
image quality of your photos without using a
computer.
The Fix Photo setting, which is selected by default,
improves your photos’ colors and increases contrast
and sharpness. It may correct images that are too dark,
too light, or backlit.
You can select the following types of enhancement:
Standard, People, Landscape, or Night Scene.
If your camera supports PRINT Image Matching®
(P.I.M.) or Exif Print, the printer’s P.I.M. setting
automatically adjusts your photos for the best results.
If you select Fix Photo, you see a list of 4 enhance
modes:
Note: These settings affect only your printed pictures. They do
not change your original image files.
1
After inserting a card, press
2
Press l or r to highlight Basic Print Settings,
then press OK.
3
Press l or r to highlight Enhance, then press OK.
4
Press l or r to select one of the following
options:
5
Menu.
●
Fix Photo: This setting improves your photos’
colors and increases contrast and sharpness.
It may correct images that are too dark, too
bright, or backlit. (This is the default setting.)
●
P.I.M.: This information helps ensure an
accurate image reproduction for files that
include P.I.M. (PRINT Image Matching) or Exif
Print data.
●
None: Prints photos as is or bypasses P.I.M. or
Exif Print data. Select this setting for the
fastest printing.
6
Press l or r to highlight the appropriate setting,
then press OK. If you are printing a variety of
photos, select Standard.
Press OK to apply the selected setting.
Note: The setting you select applies to all photos in the
current print job.
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Adjusting Borderless Expansion
When you print borderless pictures, your images are
automatically expanded and cropped.
If your pictures are cut off around the edges, you can
adjust the amount of expansion and cropping.
Printing Photos in Black-and-White or
Sepia
You can print pictures in black-and-white or in a sepia
tone (like an old-fashioned photo) even when the
originals are in color. Your original images are not
changed.
1
Press
2
Press l or r to highlight Setup, then press OK.
You can apply the color effect to one photo or all
photos currently selected for printing.
3
Press l or r to highlight Advanced Settings, then
press OK.
1
Select a photo or photos to print black-and-white
or sepia.
4
Press l or r to highlight Expansion, then press
OK. You can select Standard, Middle, or
Minimum.
2
Press
3
Press l or r to highlight Basic Print Settings, then
press OK.
4
Press l or r to highlight Color Effect, then press
OK. You see this screen:
5
Menu.
Press l or r to select Minimum and reduce the
amount of expansion. Then press OK. Read the
warning message and press OK.
If you see white lines on the edges of your photos
after printing with the Minimum setting, repeat
steps 1 to 4 and select Middle or Standard.
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Menu.
5
Press l or r to select B & W or Sepia, then press
OK. You can see the effect on your photo.
Adding Camera Text
If your camera allows you to add text to your photos,
you can print the pictures along with the text.
This setting is available for borderless photos only.
1
Select the photos that have text added by your
camera.
2
Press
3
Press l or r to highlight Setup, then press OK.
4
Press l or r to highlight Advanced Settings, then
press OK.
5
Press l or r to highlight Camera Text, then
press OK.
6
Highlight On, then press OK.
Menu.
Note: Before you print, make sure the Borderless Layout setting
is selected. See page 17 for more information.
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Print From an External Device
PictureMate can print photos stored on a:
●
PictBridge-enabled digital camera (this page)
●
Bluetooth-enabled device (requires an optional
Bluetooth Photo Print adapter; see the online
User’s Guide for information).
4
Connect your camera’s USB cable to your camera
and the
EXT. I/F port on the back of
PictureMate.
5
Use your camera’s controls to select and print
photos on PictureMate. (See your camera manual
for instructions.)
6
When you are finished, disconnect your camera
before inserting a memory card in PictureMate.
Printing From a Digital Camera
You can connect a digital camera that supports
PictBridge printing to PictureMate and use the camera
to control printing.
(Check your camera manual to see if it supports
PictBridge. A cable may not be included with your
camera.)
1
Make sure PictureMate is on but not printing.
2
Make sure there are no memory cards in
PictureMate’s slots.
Note: You must remove your memory card or the printer
will read photos from the card, not from a camera.
3
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Turn on your camera.
Print From a Computer
To use PictureMate with your computer, you must first:
●
●
Install the PictureMate software on
your computer from the PictureMate
CD as described here.
Connect PictureMate to
your computer with a USB
cable. If you don’t have a
USB cable, you can buy one
from your local computer dealer or from Epson.
Installing Software and Connecting
PictureMate
DO NOT connect PictureMate to your computer before
installing the software.
REMOVE your memory card from PictureMate before
you begin.
Follow the installation steps for your computer:
●
Windows (below)
Once your software is installed and PictureMate is
connected to your computer, see your online User’s
Guide for instructions on printing from your computer.
●
Macintosh (page 26)
Tip: Once you’ve connected PictureMate to your computer, you
can insert a memory card in PictureMate and view, copy, or print
files on the memory card as if it were a drive on your computer.
You can even copy files from your computer to the memory
card. See your online User’s Guide for instructions.
Installing Software for Windows
Periodically, it’s a good idea to check Epson’s support website at
epson.com/support for free updates to your PictureMate printer
software. Download instructions are posted for your
convenience.
Note: If you have problems installing the software, see page 44.
Before you start, make sure PictureMate is NOT
connected to your computer and does NOT have a
memory card inserted in it.
1
Press the P On button to turn on PictureMate.
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Note: If you see a Found New Hardware screen, click
Cancel and disconnect PictureMate from your computer.
2
Insert the PictureMate CD.
3
With Windows 8, Windows7, and Windows Vista, if
you see the AutoPlay window, click the option
Run SETUP.exe. When you see the User Account
Control screen, click Continue.
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4
When you see this screen, click Install.
5
Read the license agreement and click Accept. The
software starts installing.
After a moment, you see this screen:
Your PictureMate software is installed.
Note: If you see a screen like this one, remove your
memory card and click the X in the corner to close it.
6
Connect the USB cable to any open USB port on
your computer. Then connect the other end to the
USB port on the back of PictureMate.
Note: PictureMate is automatically set as your default
printer. If you have another printer, you can change this
setting in the Windows Control Panel.
7
When you see the Bonus Software Installation
screen, select the items you want and click Install.
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8
When you see a message that installation is
complete, click Exit.
9
Follow the on-screen instructions to register
PictureMate.
4
When you see this screen, click Install.
5
Read the license agreement and click Accept.
6
Follow the on-screen instructions to install the
software.
10 When you’re done, remove the CD.
Now you can print photos from your computer on
PictureMate (see the online User’s Guide for detailed
instructions).
Installing Software for Macintosh
Before you start, make sure PictureMate is NOT
connected to your Macintosh and does NOT have a
memory card inserted in it.
1
Press the P On button to turn on PictureMate.
2
Insert the PictureMate CD.
3
Double-click the Epson icon.
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After a few minutes, you see this screen:
If you’re using Mac OS X 10.5.x or later, skip to
step 10.
If you’re using Mac OS X 10.3.9 or 10.4.11,
continue with the next step.
7
8
When you see this screen, click Add Printer.
9
Follow the steps on the right side of the screen to
add PictureMate.
Connect the USB cable to any open USB port on
your Macintosh. Then connect the other end to
the
USB port on the back of PictureMate.
10 Follow the on-screen instructions to install the rest
of your software and register PictureMate.
11 When you’re done, eject the CD.
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Now you can print photos from your Macintosh on
PictureMate (see the online User’s Guide for detailed
instructions).
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Replace Print Pack
When PictureMate needs a new Print Pack, you will
see a message on the photo viewer screen. The Print
Pack contains a new photo cartridge and photo paper.
When you need a new Print Pack, see these sections:
●
Buy a PictureMate Print Pack (to the right)
●
Replace the photo cartridge (see page 30)
If you want to check the status of your photo cartridge,
see page 32.
Tip: If you see a replacement message while printing, you can
replace the photo cartridge and continue the current print job.
Just replace it without turning off and unplugging PictureMate.
Note: Use your photo cartridge within six months of installing it
and before the expiration date on the package.
Caution: To ensure good results, use a genuine PictureMate
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.
Buying a Print Pack
You can buy a PictureMatePrint Pack
wherever PictureMate is sold or from
retailers that sell printer supplies.
The following Print Packs are available:
Print Pack
contents
Part
number
Glossy photo paper
(150 sheets) and
photo cartridge
T5846
Matte photo paper
(100 sheets) and
photo cartridge
T5845-M
Supported
PictureMate models
All PictureMate 200/
300 Series models
You can also buy a Print Pack and other PictureMate
accessories from an Epson authorized reseller. To find
the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON
(800-463-7766). Or you can purchase online at
www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca
(Canadian sales).
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Replacing the Photo Cartridge
3
Make sure you have a new PictureMate Print Pack
before you remove the old photo cartridge. Once you
remove the cartridge, you must install the new one
right away.
Slide the cartridge lever left, to the Release
position.
Caution: Before you replace the cartridge, read the “Photo
Cartridge Safety Instructions” on page 50.
1
Make sure PictureMate is on but not printing.
2
Open the cartridge door on the back of
PictureMate.
Caution: Do not try to pull out the cartridge without moving the
lever.
4
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Pull out the cartridge and dispose of it properly.
(For appropriate disposal, check local resources
for recycling guidelines.)
Warning: Keep photo cartridges out of the reach of
children and do not drink the ink.
6
Slide the cartridge straight into the slot, label side
up, until it clicks into place.
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.
Caution: Do not attempt to refill the photo cartridge. This
could result in ink spills or other damage to PictureMate
not covered by Epson’s warranty.
5
Remove the new photo cartridge from its package.
Don’t touch the green
chip on the side
Note: The cartridge won’t go in all the way. You need to
use the cartridge lever to lock it in place.
7
Slide the lever all the way right, to the Lock
position.
Caution: Don’t touch the small green circuit board. Install
the photo cartridge immediately. If you leave a cartridge
unpacked for a long time before using it, normal printing
may not be possible.
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Caution: If the cartridge is not inserted correctly,
PictureMate will not be able to print.
8
Close the cartridge door all the way.
Checking Photo Cartridge Status
You can check the status of your Print Pack at any time.
1
Press
2
Press l or r to highlight Maintenance, then press
OK.
3
Highlight view the photo cartridge status and
press OK. You see the status displayed on the
photo viewer screen:
Menu.
The gray square
represents the ink level
4
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Press OK to exit.
Note: If the screen displays a Photo Cartridge low message,
you should buy a new PictureMate Print Pack. See page 29 for
details.
Take PictureMate With You
PictureMate’s handle makes it easy to carry short
distances. If you have the optional battery, you can use
PictureMate just about anywhere, even if an electrical
outlet is not available.
4
Lower the screen, then close the paper support
and output tray.
5
Unplug the power adapter and any connected
USB cable or device. Place the power cable and
adapter in the PictureMate accessory box.
6
Pack PictureMate in the box that it came in or the
optional carrying case.
Tip: You can order an optional PictureMate Carrying Case (part
number PMBAG06) or rechargeable battery (part number
C12C831082) from Epson. See page 47 for details.
Packing Your PictureMate
If PictureMate is going to travel a longer distance, pack
it carefully to help protect it from getting damaged.
Caution: Keep PictureMate out of the sun and don’t leave it in
your car or other location where it can get too hot or too cold.
PictureMate may be damaged or ink may leak.
1
Press the
2
Wait until the On light goes out, then unplug the
power cable from the power outlet.
3
Remove all paper and printed photos.
P On button to turn PictureMate off.
Caution: Make sure the photo cartridge is installed. Do not
remove the photo cartridge before transporting. Don’t place
PictureMate on its side or upside down, or ink may leak.
Note: If your prints don’t look as good after PictureMate has
been moved, try aligning the print head (see page 40).
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Using the Optional Battery
To buy the optional battery, check with your
PictureMate retailer or go to www.MyPictureMate.com.
See page 47 for more information on purchasing
PictureMate supplies and accessories.
With a fully charged battery, you can print about 100
photos.
Note: See the online User’s Guide for detailed instructions on
installing and using the optional rechargeable battery.
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Set PictureMate Preferences
You can change the way PictureMate works by using
the Setup menu. You can set the following
preferences:
●
Turn the print preview screen off or on (on the
right)
●
Turn on a screensaver that will appear after 3
minutes of inactivity (see page 36)
●
Change PictureMate’s language to French,
Portuguese, or Spanish (see page 36)
●
Make settings for Bluetooth printing (see your
online User’s Guide)
●
Return the settings to their defaults (see page 36)
Turning Print Preview Off or On
When you press the
Print button, you see a screen
that lets you confirm your selected photos and
settings, for example:
Then you press
Print again to start printing.
If you don’t want to see this screen before printing,
you can turn it off. You will only need to press
Print
once to start printing.
1
Press
2
Press l or r to highlight Setup, then press OK.
Menu.
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3
Press l or r to highlight Display Settings, then
press OK.
4
Press l or r to highlight Print Preview, then press
OK.
5
Press l or r to choose Off or On, then press OK.
Changing PictureMate’s Language
You can change the language on PictureMate’s screen
to French, Portuguese, or Spanish.
1
Press
2
Press l or r to highlight Setup, then press OK.
3
Press l or r to highlight Language, then press
OK.
You can have PictureMate display a screensaver or
slideshow of your photos after 3 minutes of inactivity.
4
Press l or r to choose the language you want,
then press OK.
1
Press
2
Press l or r to highlight Setup, then press OK.
3
Press l or r to highlight Display Settings, then
press OK.
Caution: If you change the language, all the words on the
screen will appear in the new language. Make sure you select
the right language.
4
Press l or r to highlight Screensaver, then press
OK.
Turning the Screensaver On or Off
5
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Menu.
Press l or r to choose Off or On, then press OK.
Menu.
Returning to Default Settings
You can return all settings to the PictureMate original
default settings.
1
Press
2
Press l or r to highlight Setup, then press OK.
Menu.
3
Press l or r to highlight Restore Defaults, then
press OK. You see this message:
4
Press l or r to select Yes or No, then press OK.
5
Press OK to exit.
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Printer Care and Troubleshooting
If you have problems with your PictureMate, or you
want to improve print quality, read these sections:
●
Cleaning the print head (on the right)
●
Aligning the print head (on page 40)
●
Cleaning Inside PictureMate (on page 41)
●
Cleaning Outside PictureMate (on page 42)
●
Printing and operation problems (on page 42)
●
Software installation problems (on page 44)
●
Print quality problems (on page 44)
●
Problems with paper feeding (on page 45)
●
Miscellaneous printout problems (on page 46)
●
Where to get help (on page 47)
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Cleaning the Print Head
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’s print head
nozzles may need cleaning.
Note: If the screen displays a Photo cartridge low message,
you may not be able to clean the print head until you replace
the photo cartridge.
Follow these steps to clean the print head:
1
Load paper in PictureMate so you can print a
nozzle check pattern after cleaning the print head.
2
Press Menu.
3
Press l or r to highlight Maintenance, then press
OK.
4
Press l or r to highlight Auto Cleaning, then
press OK.
You see a confirmation screen:
5
Select Yes, then press OK to clean the print head.
Cleaning takes about 60 seconds. PictureMate
makes some noise and you see an Auto Cleaning
message.
When cleaning is complete, PictureMate prompts
you to load paper and print a nozzle check
pattern.
6
Press
PictureMate prints a nozzle check pattern and
displays this screen:
7
Check the pattern to see if there are any gaps or
missing lines.
OK
Print.
Needs
cleaning
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●
If the pattern is OK, select Yes and press OK
to finish.
3
Press l or r to highlight Maintenance, then press
OK.
●
If the pattern has gaps or missing lines, select
No and press OK to clean the print head
again. You may need to clean it two times
before the nozzles are clean.
4
Press l or r to select Head Alignment, then press
OK. You see a confirmation screen:
5
Press
If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning two
times, see “Print Quality Problems” on page 44. You
can also turn off PictureMate and wait for at least 6
hours to let any dried ink to soften. Then try cleaning
the print head again.
Note: You can run a nozzle check before you clean the print
head. Follow steps 1 through 3 on page 38. Then select Nozzle
Check.
Aligning the Print Head
If you have moved PictureMate and 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 so you can print the
head alignment pattern.
2
Press Menu.
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Print. The alignment pattern is printed:
Best pattern
Misaligned
pattern
You see the Head Alignment screen:
Cleaning Inside PictureMate
To make sure your pictures look their best, you may
need to use a “cleaning sheet” to clean inside the
printer. Typically, this is done only if you notice lines of
ink smearing on the front and back of your prints.
Load several sheets of PictureMate paper.
1
Press Menu.
2
Look at the printed squares to determine which
one is the most even, with no streaks or white
lines. (You may need to use a magnifying glass.)
Press l or r to highlight Maintenance, then press
OK.
3
Press l or r to select Cleaning Sheet, then press
OK. You see a confirmation message.
7
Press l or r to select the number for the best
square (1 to 9) in set #1. Then press OK.
4
Press OK to feed the paper.
8
Press l or r to highlight the number for the best
square (1 to 9) in set #2. Then press OK.
5
If the paper is clean, select No and press OK to
exit.
6
If the paper has ink marks, select Yes and press
OK, then press OK again to feed a clean sheet of
paper.
PictureMate aligns the print head and exits the
Maintenance menu.
Note: The square you select becomes the middle square
(#5) the next time you align the print head.
6
Repeat step 6 until the paper is clean.
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Cleaning Outside PictureMate
Printing and Operation Problems
To keep PictureMate working at its best, you should
clean it several times a year. Follow these steps:
The On light and photo viewer screen don’t turn on.
1
Turn off PictureMate, unplug the power cable, and
disconnect the power adapter and any USB cable
or device.
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 exterior with a soft, damp
cloth.
4
Use a soft, dry cloth to clean the PictureMate
photo viewer 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.
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●
Press the P On button to turn on PictureMate.
●
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.
●
If you’re using the optional battery, it may not be
charged. Connect the AC adapter and plug it into
an electrical outlet to charge the battery.
●
If you’re using the optional battery, PictureMate
automatically turns off after 15 minutes if it is not
being used. Press the P On button to turn it back
on.
The photo viewer screen goes blank.
The screen shuts off after 13 minutes if PictureMate is
not used. Press any button (except the P On button)
to turn it back on.
PictureMate makes an unexpected noise after you
install a photo cartridge.
Your memory card does not work correctly.
●
Insert only one card at a time.
The first time you install the photo cartridge,
PictureMate charges its print head for about three and
a half minutes. Wait until charging finishes before you
turn it off, or it may charge improperly and use more
ink the next time you turn it on.
●
Make sure you are using a compatible memory
card. See page 6.
●
PictureMate recognizes and can print the first
9,990 photos on a memory card.
●
Photos must be in JPEG format and taken with a
DCF-compliant camera.
●
PictureMate cannot read progressive-scan JPEG
files or RAW files.
●
Make sure to format your memory card in your
camera.
Your PictureMate makes an unexpected noise when
you turn it on or after it has been sitting for a while.
PictureMate is performing routine maintenance.
PictureMate sounds as though it is printing, but
nothing prints.
●
PictureMate may be preparing to print.
PictureMate does not recognize a thumb drive.
●
The print head may need cleaning. See page 38.
●
PictureMate won’t work properly if it’s tilted or at
an angle. Place it on a flat, stable surface.
You can only use the
EXT. I/F port to connect your
PictBridge-enabled camera or the optional Bluetooth
Photo Print Adapter.
●
Make sure paper is not jammed and is loaded
correctly, and make sure the handle is not resting
on the paper. See page 8.
The printer lid (paper support) snaps off.
To print photos stored on a USB thumb drive, first copy
them to your computer. Then you can use PictureMate
to print from your computer or copy the photos to a
memory card. See the online User’s Guide for
instructions.
Replace the lid by inserting the hinges in the brackets.
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Printing is too slow.
●
It takes a few moments for PictureMate to process
your images before printing them.
●
If PictureMate is in a hot or sunny location, move it
to a cooler place and try printing again.
For faster printing, try these tips:
●
Don’t print more than 40 pictures at a time.
●
Photos with borders print faster than borderless
photos.
●
Turn off special features such as color effects and
red-eye reduction.
●
To print over a network, see the online User’s
Guide for instructions on setting up printing.
Print Quality Problems
You see banding (light lines) in your prints.
●
The print head may need cleaning. See page 38.
●
Be sure to print with the glossy or whiter side of
the paper face up.
●
The Print Pack may need replacing. See page 30.
●
The print head may need aligning. See page 40.
Your print is grainy.
Software Installation Problems
The print head may need aligning. See page 40.
●
Your print is blurry or smeared.
Follow the instructions beginning on page 23 to
install your software. Don’t connect PictureMate to
your computer until you are instructed to.
●
Use PictureMate photo paper to ensure proper
saturation, absorption of ink, and quality.
●
Close other programs, including screen savers and
virus protection software, and try installing again.
●
●
Make sure your system meets the requirements
listed in your online User’s Guide.
Be sure to print with the glossy or whiter side of
the paper face up.
●
The print head may need cleaning. See page 38.
●
The print head may need aligning. See page 40.
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●
You may need to clean inside PictureMate. See
page 41.
●
Colors may change slightly after your print dries.
Wait for 24 hours and check your photo again.
●
Make sure your paper isn’t damp or curled, or
loaded face down (load it glossy or whiter side
up). If it’s damp or curled, load a new stack of
paper.
●
Turn on the Fix Photo or P.I.M. setting. See
page 18.
●
Remove each photo from the output tray after
printing. Let each photo sit for a minute before
handling it.
Your print is faint or has gaps in the image.
●
The print head may need cleaning. See page 38.
●
The photo cartridge may be old or low. See
page 29 to replace it.
●
Make sure your paper isn’t damaged, old, dirty, or
loaded face down. If it is, load new paper with the
glossy or whiter side up.
Colors in your photo are wrong or missing.
●
Make sure the Color Effect setting is not set to
B & W or Sepia. See page 20.
●
The print head may need cleaning. See page 38.
●
The photo cartridge may be old or low. See
page 29 to replace it.
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.
●
If paper doesn’t feed, remove it, separate the
sheets slightly, and reload it between the edge
guides. Slide the guides to the edge of the paper,
but don’t make them too tight. See page 8.
●
If multiple pages feed at once, remove the paper,
separate the sheets, and carefully reload it.
●
If paper jams, remove any sheets loaded behind
the jammed paper and press OK to eject the
jammed paper. Don’t pull out jammed paper from
the top of PictureMate.
●
Make sure the handle is not resting on the paper.
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If paper loads incorrectly or jams frequently:
Miscellaneous Printout Problems
●
Use new paper loaded with the glossy or whiter
side up, and separate the sheets slightly.
PictureMate prints blank pages.
●
Load a maximum of 20 sheets.
The print head may need cleaning. See page 38.
●
Make sure your paper is beneath the arrow on the
edge guides.
The borders or layout are incorrect.
●
Don’t load plain paper; this may damage
PictureMate.
●
Use only PictureMate photo paper or Epson
Premium Photo Paper Glossy or Semigloss. (See
page 4.)
●
Store paper flat to help prevent curling.
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●
Select a different Layout setting. See page 17 (if
printing directly from PictureMate) or your online
User’s Guide (if printing from a computer).
●
When you print borderless photos, PictureMate
automatically expands your images. If your photos
are cut off too much around the edges, you can
adjust the amount of expansion. See page 20
(if printing directly from PictureMate) or your
online User’s Guide (if printing from a computer).
Where to Get Help
Then call:
●
U.S.: (562) 276-7282, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time,
Monday through Friday.
●
Canada: (905) 709-2567, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific
Time, Monday through Friday.
Epson Technical Support
Epson provides these technical support services:
Internet Support
Visit Epson’s support website at epson.com/support
and select your product for solutions to common
problems. You can download drivers and
documentation, get FAQs and troubleshooting advice,
or e-mail Epson with your questions.
Speak to a Support Representative
Before you call Epson for support, please have the
following information ready:
●
Product name (PictureMate Charm or PM 225)
●
Product serial number (located on the bottom of
PictureMate)
●
Proof of purchase (such as a store receipt) and
date of purchase
●
Computer configuration
●
Description of the problem
Days and hours of support are subject to change
without notice. Toll or long distance charges may
apply.
Purchase Supplies and Accessories
You can purchase genuine PictureMate Print Packs and
accessories at Epson Supplies Central at
www.epson.com/ink3 (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca
(Canadian sales). You can also purchase supplies from
an Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest
reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766).
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Notices
Important Safety Instructions
Before using your PictureMate, read the following safety
instructions to make sure you use it safely and effectively (see
the online User’s Guide for additional safety instructions).
● Be sure to follow all warnings and instructions marked on
the printer.
● 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.
● Do not insert objects through the slots in the printer.
● Take care not to spill liquid on the printer and the AC
adapter.
● Do not put your hand inside the printer or touch the photo
cartridge during printing.
● Do not use aerosol products that contain flammable gases
inside or around the printer. Doing so may cause fire.
● Always turn the printer off using the P On button. Do not
unplug the printer or turn off the power to the outlet until
the On light goes out.
● Before transporting the printer, make sure that the photo
cartridge is installed.
● 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).
● 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.
● Use only memory cards compatible with the printer (see
page 7).
● 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 4 inches
(10 cm) between the back of the printer and the wall.
● 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.
● Leave enough space in front of the printer for the paper to
be fully ejected.
● 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 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 may be
damaged or ink may leak.
● Avoid places subject to dust, shock, or vibration.
● Leave enough room around the printer to allow for
sufficient ventilation.
● Place the AC adapter near a wall outlet where the plug can
be easily unplugged.
● Do not place or store the printer, the AC adapter, or the
optional battery outdoors.
● Do not block or cover the vents and openings in the
printer.
● 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.
● Use only the power-supply cord that comes with this
product. Use of another cord may result in fire or electrical
shock, or injury.
● The AC adapter model A431H is designed for use with the
printer with which it was included. Do not attempt to use it
with other electronic devices unless specified.
● 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.
● Avoid using outlets on the same circuit as photocopiers or
air control systems that regularly switch on and off.
● Avoid using electrical outlets controlled by wall switches or
automatic timers.
● Keep the entire computer system away from potential
sources of electromagnetic interference, such as
loudspeakers or the base units of cordless telephones.
● Do not use a damaged or frayed power cord, or the AC
adapter or optional battery if damaged.
● 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.
● Never disassemble, modify, or attempt to repair the AC
adapter, power cord, printer, and options by yourself
except as specifically explained in the printer’s guides.
Doing so may result in injury, electric shock, or fire.
● Unplug the printer and the AC adapter, remove the
optional battery from the printer, and refer servicing to
qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
The power cord or plug is damaged; liquid has entered the
printer; the printer, the AC adapter, or the optional battery has
been dropped or the casing damaged; the printer, the AC
adapter, or the optional battery does not operate normally or
exhibits a distinct change in performance. (Do not adjust
controls that are not covered by the operating instructions.)
● Do not use with wet hands.
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WARNING: The cords included with this product contain
chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to
cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands
after handling. (This notice is provided in accordance with
Proposition 65 in Cal. Health & Safety Code §25249.5 and
following.)
Photo Cartridge Safety Instructions
● Keep photo cartridges out of the reach of children and do
not drink the ink.
● Do not shake the photo cartridge after removing it from the
bag; this can cause leakage.
● 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.
● Do not remove or tear the label on the cartridge; this can
cause leakage.
● Do not dismantle photo cartridges or try to refill them. This
could damage the print head.
● 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.
● 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.
● Store photo cartridges in a cool, dark place.
● Store each photo cartridge so that the bottom of its
packaging faces down.
● Do not touch the green IC chip on the side of the cartridge.
Doing so may prevent normal operation and printing.
● 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.
● 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.
Photo Viewer Screen Safety Instructions
● 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.
● Only use a dry, soft cloth to clean the screen. Do not use
liquid or chemical cleansers.
● 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.
● Please consult your state and local regulations regarding
disposal or recycling. Do not put in the trash.
Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty
What Is Covered: Epson America, Inc. (“Epson”) warrants to
the original retail purchaser that the Epson printer covered by
this limited warranty statement, if purchased and operated
only in the United States or Canada, will be free from defects
in workmanship and materials for a period of one (1) year
from the date of original purchase. For warranty service, you
must provide proof of the date of original purchase.
What Epson Will Do To Correct Problems: Should your
Epson printer prove defective during the warranty period,
please call the Epson ConnectionSM at (562) 276-7282 (U.S.)
or (905) 709-2567 (Canada) for warranty repair instructions
and return authorization. An Epson service technician will
provide telephone diagnostic service to determine whether
the printer requires service. If service is needed, Epson will, at
its option, exchange or repair the printer without charge for
parts or labor. If Epson authorizes an exchange for the
defective unit, Epson will ship a replacement printer to you,
freight prepaid, so long as you use an address in Canada or
the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico and U.S. Possessions).
Shipments to other locations will be made freight collect. You
are responsible for securely packaging the defective unit and
returning it to Epson within five (5) working days of receipt of
the replacement. Epson requires a debit or a credit card
number to secure the cost of the replacement printer in the
event that you fail to return the defective one. If Epson
authorizes repair instead of exchange, Epson will direct you
to send your printer to Epson or its authorized service center,
where the printer will be repaired and sent back to you. You
are responsible for packing the printer and for all costs to and
from the Epson authorized service center. When warranty
service involves the exchange of the printer or a part, the item
replaced becomes Epson property. The replacement printer
or part may be new or refurbished to the Epson standard of
quality, and, at Epson’s option, may be another model of like
kind and quality. Exchange products and parts assume the
remaining warranty period of your original product covered
by this limited warranty.
What This Warranty Does Not Cover: This warranty covers
only normal use in the United States and Canada. Using this
product for continuous production or similar high duty
purposes is not considered normal use; damage,
maintenance or service from such use will not be covered
under this warranty. This warranty is not transferable. This
warranty does not cover any color change or fading of prints
or reimbursement of materials or services required for
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reprinting. This warranty does not cover damage to the Epson
product caused by parts or supplies not manufactured,
distributed or certified by Epson. This warranty does not cover
ribbons, ink cartridges or third party parts, components, or
peripheral devices added to the Epson product after its
shipment from Epson, e.g., dealer or user-added boards or
components. Epson is not responsible for warranty service
should the Epson label or logo or the rating label or serial
number be removed or should the product fail to be properly
maintained or fail to function properly as a result of misuse,
abuse, improper installation, neglect, improper shipping,
damage caused by disasters such as fire, flood, and lightning,
improper electrical current, software problems, interaction
with non-Epson products, or service other than by an Epson
Authorized Servicer. If a claimed defect cannot be identified
or reproduced, you will be held responsible for the costs
incurred.
THE WARRANTY AND REMEDY PROVIDED ABOVE ARE
EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED
WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE
IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
SOME LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED
WARRANTIES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY, THEN ALL EXPRESS AND
IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE LIMITED TO THE WARRANTY
PERIOD IDENTIFIED ABOVE. UNLESS STATED HEREIN, ANY
STATEMENT OR REPRESENTATIONS MADE BY ANY OTHER
PERSON OR FIRM ARE VOID. IN NO EVENT SHALL EPSON OR
ITS AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM THE USE OR
INABILITY TO USE THE EPSON PRODUCT, WHETHER
RESULTING FROM BREACH OF WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER
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LEGAL THEORY. IN NO EVENT SHALL EPSON OR ITS
AFFILIATES BE LIABLE FOR DAMAGES OF ANY KIND IN
EXCESS OF THE ORIGINAL RETAIL PURCHASE PRICE OF THE
PRODUCT.
In Canada, warranties include both warranties and
conditions.
Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an
implied warranty lasts, and some jurisdictions do not allow
the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not
apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and
you may have other rights which vary from jurisdiction to
jurisdiction.
To find the Epson Authorized Reseller nearest you, visit our
website at: http://www.epson.com.
To find the Epson Customer Care Center nearest you, visit
epson.com/support.
You can also write to: Epson America, Inc., P.O. Box 93012,
Long Beach, CA 90809-3012
How Many Photos Will I Get From a PictureMate
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 or
Epsonstore.com. 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.
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.
PictureMate Print Pack Satisfaction Guarantee
If you are dissatisfied because you receive fewer prints than
the number of sheets of paper stated on your PictureMate
Print Pack, you can return the remaining sheets of paper with
the dated sales receipt and UPC code from the PictureMate
Print Pack packaging within one year of purchase and Epson
will give you a pro-rated refund for the number of sheets
returned, plus a maximum of $1.10 for postage. The amount
of the refund depends on the number of sheets stated on
your Print Pack and the Print Pack’s suggested retail price. For
example, if you purchased a 150-sheet Print Pack of glossy
photo paper with a suggested retail price of $39.99, Epson
will refund 27 cents per sheet returned ($39.99 divided by
150 sheets equals 27 cents per sheet). This Satisfaction
Guarantee is a prorated refund that covers only end-user
claims in the U.S. and Canada. It does not cover use of any
non-Epson ink or paper, commercial use of the printer, or
paper consumed by proofs or printing errors.
This Satisfaction Guarantee also applies to the PictureMate
Photo Cartridge and PictureMate Photo Paper which were
included in the box with your PictureMate printer, if you are
dissatisfied because you receive fewer prints with the
cartridge than the number of sheets included. The per-sheet
refund in that case is 27 cents.
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Please follow this refund procedure:
d) Remaining paper which was included in the
PictureMate printer box
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Customer claim status inquiries: (800) 305-7305.
Refund Procedure
2
Print out the PictureMate Print Pack Satisfaction
Guarantee Form, found on the web page below, or
request this form to be mailed to you by calling
(562) 276-1347 for U.S.A. and Puerto Rico or
(905) 709-8676 for Canadian residents.
www.mypicturemate.com/satisfactionguarantee
According to 47CFR, Part 2 and 15 for Class B Personal
Computers and Peripherals; and/or CPU Boards and Power
Supplies used with Class B Personal Computers:
Send the following items to:
We:
Epson America, Inc.
PictureMate Print Pack Satisfaction Guarantee
P.O. Box 400067
EL Paso, TX 88540-0067
Located at:
MS: 3-13
3840 Kilroy Airport Way
Long Beach, CA 90806-2469
Telephone: (562) 290-5254
a) Fully completed PictureMate Print Pack Satisfaction
Guarantee Form
b) Original UPC code of PictureMate Print Pack
c) Copy of PictureMate Print Pack receipt
d) Remaining PictureMate Print Pack paper from the
original PictureMate Print Pack.
Declare under sole responsibility that the product identified
herein, complies with 47CFR Part 2 and 15 of the FCC rules as
a Class B digital device. Each product marketed is identical to
the representative unit tested and found to be compliant with
the standards. Records maintained continue to reflect the
equipment being produced can be expected to be within the
variation accepted, due to quantity production and testing on
a statistical basis as required by 47CFR §2.909. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may
not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must
accept any interference received, including interference that
may cause undesired operation.
If you are making a claim based on the number of prints you
were able to make with the initial cartridge and paper which
were included in the box with your PictureMate printer,
please submit:
a) Fully completed PictureMate Print Pack Satisfaction
Guarantee Form
b) Copy of Original UPC code of PictureMate printer
c) Copy of PictureMate printer receipt
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Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name:
Epson
Type of Product: Ink Jet Printer
Model:
B385A
FCC Compliance Statement
For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with
the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of
the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a
residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and
can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception. However, there is
no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause interference to
radio and television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to
try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
● Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
● Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
● Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different
from that to which the receiver is connected.
● Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician
for help.
WARNING: The connection of a non-shielded equipment
interface cable to this equipment will invalidate the FCC
Certification of this device and may cause interference levels
which exceed the limits established by the FCC for this
equipment. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain and
use a shielded equipment interface cable with this device. If
this equipment has more than one interface connector, do
not leave cables connected to unused interfaces. Changes or
modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
For Canadian Users
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la
norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Copyright Notice
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be
reproduced, stored in a retrieval 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.
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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.
DPOF is a trademark of CANON INC., Eastman Kodak
Company, Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd., and Matsushita Electric
Industrial Co., Ltd.
The Bluetooth word mark and logos are owned by Bluetooth
SIG, Inc., and licensed to Seiko Epson Corporation.
A Note Concerning the 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, PictureMate, PRINT Image Matching, and the PRINT
Image Matching logo are registered trademarks, PictureMate
Charm is a trademark, and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a
registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation.
Epson Connection is a service mark of Epson America, Inc.
SD is a trademark.
SDHC is a trademark.
Memory Stick, Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO,
Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick Pro-HG Duo, Memory
Stick Micro, MagicGate Memory Stick, and MagicGate Memory
Stick Duo are trademarks of Sony Corporation.
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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.
This information is subject to change without notice.
© 2013 Epson America, Inc. 4/13
Index
A
Accessories, 4, 29, 33, 47
Adapter, memory card, 7
Aligning print head, 40, 41
Auto Cleaning, 38 to 40, 44
Auto shutoff, 11, 42
B
Banding, fixing, 38 to 40, 44
Battery, 34
Black-and-white printing, 20
Blank pages, 46
Blank screen, 11, 42
Blurry prints, 44 to 45
Border
layout, 17
problems, 46
Borderless
layout, 17
problems, 46
Borderless expansion, 20
Button
Menu, 16
On, 23, 26, 33, 42, 48
C
Cable
power, 33
USB, 22, 23, 25, 27
Camera
printing from, 22
printing text from, 21
selected photos (DPOF), 14
camera, 22
Care of photos, 15
Care of PictureMate, 38, 41
Case, optional, 33
CD Index layout, 17
CD, installing software from, 28
Charging, photo cartridge, 43
Choosing photos, 10, 14
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Cleaning
PictureMate, 42
print head, 38 to 40, 44
Color
effects, 20
problems, 45
Computer
connecting to PictureMate, 27
installing software on, 23, 28
software installation problems, 44
Copies, number of
control panel, 12
Copies, number of, control panel, 11
Customizing PictureMate, 35 to 37
Cut-off photos, fixing, 20
E
D
Gaps in image, 38 to 40, 45
Grainy prints, 44
Date, printing photos by, 13
Default settings, 37
Display preferences, 10
Displaying prints, 15
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), 14
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Effects, color, 20
Epson
accessories, 4, 29, 33, 47
technical support, 47
Exif Print, 19
Expansion, borderless, 20
External device
port, 22
printing from, 22
F
Faint prints, 45
G
H
Half-page photos, 17
Help
control panel, 16
Epson, 47
I
M
Image, quality problems, 44
Incorrect
colors, 45
margins, 20, 46
Ink, see Photo cartridge
Instructions, control panel, 16
Internet support, 47
Macintosh, installing software for, 26 to 28
Maintenance, 38, 41
Manuals, 4, 25
Margins
incorrect, 20, 46
selecting, 17
Memory card
adapters, 7
compatibility, 7
light, 7 to 8
problems, 43
removing, 8, 23
Menu button, 16
Missing colors, 45
J
Jammed paper, 45 to 46
L
Layout
problems, 46
settings, 17
Lever, cartridge, 30, 31
License agreement, 24
Lights
memory card, 7 to 8
On, 42, 48
Lines in photos, fixing, 38 to 40, 44
Loading paper, 8, 46
N
Network installation, 44
Noise, PictureMate, 43
Nozzles
checking, 39
cleaning, 38 to 40, 44
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O
On button, 23, 26, 33, 42, 48
On light, 42, 48
Output tray, 33
P
Paper
buying, 4, 29
feeding problems, 45 to 46
jam, 45 to 46
loading, 8, 46
output tray, 33
storing, 15
support, 8, 33
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Photo
choosing, 10, 14
correction, 18
displaying, 15
DPOF, 14
fixing, 18
fixing cut off, 20
paper, 29
quality problems, 44
remove red eye, 18
slideshow, 14
storing, 15
viewing, 10, 14
Photo cartridge
buying, 4, 29
door, 30 to 32
information, 52 to 54
release lever, 30, 31
safety instructions, 50
status, 32
Photo viewer screen
adjusting angle, 10
blank, 11, 42
display options, 10
instructions on, 16
problems, 42
safety instructions, 51
using, 10, 41
PictBridge camera, 22
PIM (PRINT Image Matching), 19
Power
battery, 34
problems, 42
saving, 11
turning off, 33, 48
turning on, 23, 26, 42
Power cable, 33
Preferences, setting, 35 to 37
Previewing printing, 11 to 14
Print
preview, 11 to 14
speed, increasing, 44
Print head
aligning, 40, 41
cleaning, 38 to 40, 44
PRINT Image Matching, 19
Print Pack
buying, 4, 29
information, 52 to 54
replacing, 29
status, 32
Print quality problems, 44
Printing
all photos, 12
black-and-white, 20
from camera, 22
from external device, 22
individual photos, 12
photos by date, 13
preview, 11 to 14
problems, 42 to 44
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Problems
border or layout, 46
color, 45
memory card, 43
paper feeding, 45 to 46
paper jam, 45 to 46
photo viewer screen, 42
power, 42
print quality, 44
printing, 42 to 44
slow printing, 44
software installation, 44
Proof Sheet layout, 17
Q
Quality problems, 44
R
Red-eye reduction, 18
Release lever, 31
Replacing photo cartridge, 29
Resetting preferences, 35 to 37
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S
Safety instructions, 48
Saving power, 11
Screen
adjusting angle, 10
blank, 11, 42
display options, 10
instructions on, 16
problems, 42
safety instructions, 51
using, 10, 41
Sepia, 20
Service, 47
Settings, default, 37
Several photos, selecting, 12
Slideshow, 14
Slow printing, 44
Smeared prints, 44 to 45
Software, installing, 23, 28, 44
Speed, increasing print, 44
Start Here sheet, 4
Storing paper and prints, 15
Supplies, 4, 29, 47
Support, paper, 9, 33
Support, technical, 47
T
Technical support, 47
Troubleshooting, 38, 46
Turning printer on or off, 23, 26, 33, 42, 48
U
USB cable, 22, 23, 25, 27
User’s Guide, 4, 25
W
Wallet-size photos, 17
Warranty, 51 to 52
Where to get help, 47
Windows, installing software for, 23 to 26
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Need a New Print Pack?
Getting to Know PictureMate
Paper support
(load photo paper here)
The PictureMate 200 Series Print Pack has everything you need to print in one
box: photo paper and a photo cartridge.
Edge guides
The following Print Packs and accessories are available:
Screen
Memory card light
Memory card slots
Output tray
(catches printed photos)
Handle
Power inlet
Optional battery
cover
Cartridge release
lever
EXT. I/F port for
external devices
Photo cartridge
Cartridge door
USB port
for computer
Product
Part Number
Glossy photo paper (150 sheets) and photo cartridge
T5846
Matte photo paper (100 sheets) and photo cartridge
T5845-M
PictureMate rechargeable battery
C12C831082
PictureMate carrying case
PMBAG06
Epson Bluetooth Photo Print Adapter
C12C824383
®
®
You can also buy a Print Pack and other PictureMate accessories from an
Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON
(800-463-7766). Or you can purchase online at www.epsonstore.com
(U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
For more PictureMate information, special offers, and related accessories,
visit www.MyPictureMate.com.
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