Epson | Stylus Color 800 Ink Jet Printer | User Setup Information | Epson Stylus Color 800 Ink Jet Printer User Setup Information

Quick Setup
Here’s how to set up your new EPSON® printer . . .
Unpack the Printer
Remove any packing material from the printer, as described on
the Notice Sheet in the box. Save all the packaging so you can
use it if you need to transport the printer later. You’ll find these
items inside:
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paper
support
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black ink
cartridge
color ink
cartridge
Place the printer flat on a stable desk near a grounded outlet.
Leave plenty of room in back for the cables and enough room
in front for opening the output tray.
Do NOT put the printer:
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In an area with high temperature or humidity
In direct sunlight or dusty conditions
Near sources of heat or electromagnetic interference, such
as loudspeakers or cordless telephone base units.
Also, be sure to follow the Safety Instructions in the
Introduction of your User’s Guide.
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Attach the Paper Support
Insert the paper support in the top slot on the back of the
printer.
Plug In the Printer
First make sure the power is off. Check the
power button;
it’s off when its surface is raised above the printer surface.
Caution:
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Do not plug the printer
into an outlet
controlled by a wall
switch or timer, or on
the same circuit as a
large appliance. This
may disrupt the power,
which can erase
memory and damage
the power supply.
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power
Plug the power cord into a properly grounded outlet.
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Install the Ink Cartridges
1.
Lower the output tray and raise the printer cover.
2.
Press the
power button to turn on the printer. The
power
light flashes, the and
ink out lights come on, and the ink
cartridge holders move to the left.
3.
Lift up the black ink cartridge clamp.
4.
Open the black ink cartridge package. Remove the yellow tape
seal on top.
Caution:
You must remove the
tape seal from the top
of the cartridge or you
will permanently
damage it. Don’t
remove the tape seal
from the bottom or ink
will leak.
Warning:
If ink gets on your
hands, wash them
thoroughly with soap
and water. If ink gets in
your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
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black ink
cartridge
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color ink
cartridge
5.
Lower the ink cartridge into the holder with the label face
up and the arrow pointing toward the back of the printer.
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black ink
cartridge
Caution:
If the ink cartridge
holders move back to
the right before you
start the installation
process, don't try to
move them by hand.
Press the black
cleaning button and
hold it down for 3
seconds. This moves
the ink cartridge
holders back to the
loading position.
6.
Push down the clamp until it locks in place.
7.
Press the
color cleaning button. The print heads move
to the left again so you can install the color ink cartridge.
black
cleaning
button
color
cleaning
button
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load/eject
button
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Caution:
Never turn off the
printer when the
power light is
flashing.
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Follow steps 3 through 6 to install the color ink cartridge.
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Press the
load/eject button.
The printer moves the print heads and begins charging the ink
delivery system. The
power light flashes, and the printer
makes various sounds. Charging can take up to seven minutes.
When it’s finished, you can close the printer cover.
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Load the Paper
1.
Slide the left edge guide all the way left and pull out the
output tray extensions.
2.
Fan a stack of plain paper and then even the edges.
3.
Load the stack with the printable surface face up. Push the
paper against the right edge guide.
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arrow
mark
Note:
Don’t load paper above
the arrow mark inside the
left edge guide.
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Slide the left edge guide back against the stack of paper.
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Check the Printer
1.
Turn off the printer.
2.
Press the
press the
until the
load/eject button and hold it down while you
power button. Continue to hold the buttons
power light starts to flash.
Pages showing a nozzle check pattern and samples of
fonts and colors begin to print.
3.
Turn off the printer to end the test. If you have any
problems with the test, see Chapter 6 in your User’s Guide
for more information.
Connect the Printer to Your Computer
You can connect your EPSON Stylus™ COLOR 800 to either an
IBM®-compatible PC or an Apple® Macintosh®. You’ll need a
shielded, twisted-pair parallel cable to connect to a PC or an
Apple System Peripheral-8 cable to connect to a Macintosh.
For a complete list of system requirements, see the Introduction of your printer User’s Guide.
Connecting to a PC
Note:
The printer is assigned to
parallel port LPT1; if you
want to use a different
port, see your Windows
documentation for
instructions.
1.
Turn off the printer and your computer.
2.
Connect the cable to the printer’s parallel interface; then
squeeze the wire clips together until they lock in place. (If
your cable has a ground wire, connect it now.)
ground
wire
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Connect the other end of the cable to your computer’s
parallel port and secure it as necessary.
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Connecting to a Macintosh
1.
Turn off the printer and your Macintosh.
2.
Connect one end of the cable to the serial connector on
the back of the printer.
3.
Connect the other end of the cable to either the modem
port
or the printer port
on your Macintosh.
Install the Printer Software
Now you need to install the printer software so you can
control printing from your computer. You must install the
software for the printer to work correctly. See the instructions
included with your EPSON printer software CD-ROM or
diskettes.
Note:
If you want to use your
printer on a network, you
need to follow special
setup procedures. See
your User’s Guide for
more information.
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See Your EPSON Documentation
Your EPSON Stylus COLOR 800 User’s Guide tells you how to:
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print everything from a memo to a glossy photo
use your printer software to fine-tune your printouts
keep your printer working at its best
solve any problems you may have
You can also access EPSON’s convenient online help from the
printer software to get quick information while you’re printing.
EPSON is a registered trademark and EPSON Stylus is a trademark of SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION.
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EPSON disclaims any and all rights in those marks.
Copyright © 1996 by Epson America, Inc.
Printed on recycled paper with at least 10% post-consumer content.
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