Epson Stylus Pro 7000 Print Engine User guide

Epson Stylus Pro 7000 Print Engine User guide
Printer Guide
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EPSON Stylus Pro 7000
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with this EPSON printer. EPSON is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other printers.
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Declaration of Conformity
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:
We:
EPSON AMERICA, INC.
Located at:
3840 Kilroy Airport Way
MS: 6-43
Long Beach, CA 90806-2469
(562) 290-5254
Tel:
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.
Trade Name:
EPSON
Type of Product:
Ink Jet Printer
Model:
P180A
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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.
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
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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 meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment
Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le materiel brouilleur du Canada.
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Contents
Introduction
How To Use Your Manuals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using This Printer Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Warnings, Cautions, Notes, and Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Where To Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ENERGY STAR Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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1 Connecting Your Printer and
Installing Drivers
Installing the EpsonNet Internal Print Server
or FireWire Interface Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to the USB Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to the Parallel Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Software and Setting Up Printer Sharing
on a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up Printer Sharing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Software and Setting Up Printer Sharing in Windows .
Checking System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking USB Installation (Windows 98) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up Printer Sharing in Windows 95 and 98 . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up Printer Sharing in Windows NT 4.0 . . . . . . . . . . . .
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2 Handling Paper
Selecting Paper and Other Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing on EPSON Paper and Film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing Tips for EPSON Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attaching Paper to the Spindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing Paper from the Spindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inserting the Spindle in the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading Roll Paper for Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cutting Roll Paper Manually . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Turning Off Trim Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Default Roll Paper Margins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Cut Sheet Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Cut Sheet Paper Longer Than 19 Inches . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing on Heavy Stock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the Platen Gap for Heavy Stock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Turning Off Paper Monitoring Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Paper Hammock with the Printer Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Paper Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Registering Paper Thickness, Drying Time, and Suction . . . . . .
Selecting Registered Paper Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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3 Printing with EPSON Drivers for Macintosh
Choosing Page Setup Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing Basic Print Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting the Correct Media Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing Advanced Print Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Color Management Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Managing Print Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up Background Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Monitor3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cancelling Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Choosing Basic Print Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting the Correct Media Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing Paper and Layout Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing Advanced Print Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Managing Print Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Progress Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Spool Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5 Monitoring the Printer
Checking Printer Status from the Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Pausing and Resetting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Monitoring Normal Printer Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking Ink Levels and Component Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing a Status Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Responding to Messages and Light Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking Printer Status from a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring Printer Monitoring . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking Printer Status from Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Monitoring Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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6 Maintaining and Transporting the Printer
Running a Nozzle Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running a Cleaning Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aligning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running the Print Head Alignment Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aligning the Print Head from the Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the Paper Cutter Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing the Used Cutter Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the New Cutter Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running the Speed and Progress Utility
for Improved Windows Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up the Printer After Transporting It . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Moving the Printer on the Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the Waste Ink System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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7 Resolving Problems
Diagnosing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Hex Dump Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Improving Print Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Solving Operational Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Solving Miscellaneous Printing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Solving Paper Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Solving Roll Paper Ejection Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clearing Paper Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Solving Windows USB Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking Your USB Driver Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Solving USB Cable Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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8 Specifications
Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printable Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mechanical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Initialization . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Parallel Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Forward Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reverse Channel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ECP Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
USB Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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A Configuring the Printer
Selecting the Printer’s Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Configuring the Parallel Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Changing the Printer’s Code Page Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting the Control Panel Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restoring Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Introduction
The EPSON Stylus® Pro 7000 is a 24-inch wide color ink jet printer that
produces resolutions up to 1440 dpi. You get true photographic quality with
no-compromise text and line art for almost any application, without
sacrificing productivity. Support for 24-inch media rolls up to 0.5 mm thick
and cut sheets up to 1.5 mm thick lets you print on a variety of media.
EPSON’s Micro Piezo™ dual density droplet (DX3™) print technology
includes a precise and consistent dot size and an innovative six-color,
quick-drying ink system. The DC-based motor technology allows for
superior print engine accuracy, even during bidirectional printing modes.
For network productivity, a 10/100 Ethernet card or a high performance
EFI® Fiery® X2 RIP server may be purchased. The EPSON RS-5100 server
supports a variety of network configurations and protocols, with full
compatibility for Macintosh,® Microsoft® Windows® 98, Windows 95,
Windows NT,® Windows 2000, and UNIX® computers. The Fiery X2 RIP
provides full multitasking for simultaneous spooling, Adobe® PostScript® 3
processing, and printing.
The EPSON Stylus Pro 7000, with the RS-5100 and EFI’s ColorWise®
ProTools, provide professional color management—including fully
adjustable CMYK and RGB color correction, ICC profile support, and
high-quality press simulation color rendering dictionaries (CRDs).
For complete flexibility, the EPSON Stylus Pro 7000 also supports many
third-party RIPs and comes with EPSON® drivers and utilities for
photographs and other standard, non-PostScript printing.
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How To Use Your Manuals
This guide is part of a set, which also includes the documentation listed
below.
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The EPSON Stylus Pro 7000 Assembly and Setup Instructions describe
how to unpack and assemble the printer, install ink cartridges and paper,
and prepare for printing.
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The EPSON Stylus Pro 7000 Quick Reference Guide provides a handy
summary of the procedures for daily use and printer maintenance—
loading paper, replacing ink cartridges, running cleaning cycles, and
aligning the print head. Attach it to your printer for easy reference.
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The electronic Reference Guide on the EPSON printer driver CD-ROM
provides additional information about the printer, drivers, and utility
software. You can read the guide using a Web browser, such as
Netscape® Navigator® or Microsoft Internet Explorer, versions 3.0 or
later.
If you have the RS-5100, your documentation set includes additional
manuals for users and system administrators.
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The RIP Station 5100 Getting Started describes how to unpack the RIP,
install user software and printer files from the User Software CD-ROM,
and set up printing. It also describes how to install printer files via the
Internet.
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The RIP Station 5100 User Guide describes how to set printing options
and print to the RIP from Windows and Mac® OS computers.
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The RIP Station 5100 Administrator Guide explains basic configuration
and administration of the RIP for the supported platforms and network
environments. It also includes guidelines for setting up UNIX,
Windows NT, and NetWare® servers to provide PostScript printing
services to clients.
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The RIP Station 5100 Color Printing Guide provides an introduction to
the basics of color theory. It includes practical color printing tips and
application-specific instructions.
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Release Notes provide last-minute product information and
workarounds for some of the problems you may encounter.
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Using This Printer Guide
This guide contains the following information:
Chapter 1 explains how to install an interface card in the printer, how to
connect the printer, and how to install the EPSON drivers.
Chapter 2 gives instructions for loading roll paper and cut sheets, printing
on both EPSON and non-EPSON media, and setting paper configurations.
Chapter 3 explains how to use the EPSON printer drivers and utilities for
Macintosh computers.
Chapter 4 explains how to use EPSON printer drivers and utilities for
Windows computers.
Chapter 5 describes how to monitor the printer’s status and respond to error
messages on the control panel.
Chapter 6 gives instructions for cleaning and aligning the print head,
replacing ink cartridges and the cutter blade, and cleaning and transporting
the printer.
Chapter 7 provides troubleshooting tips and solutions for problems
involving print quality, printer operation, and paper handling.
Chapter 8 provides the technical details on your printer, paper requirements,
and ink cartridges.
The Appendix gives instructions for configuring the printer.
An Index is included at the end of the book.
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Warnings, Cautions, Notes, and Tips
You’ll find this information throughout this guide:
Warning
Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Caution
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Note
TIP
Notes contain important information about your printer.
Tips provide additional suggestions.
Where To Get Help
EPSON provides telephone support and information on the installation,
configuration, and operation of professional graphics products through the
EPSON PreferredSM Protection Plan. Dial (888) 377-6611,
377-6611 6 A.M. to
8 P.M., Pacific Time, Monday through Friday, and 7 A.M. to 4 P.M., Pacific
Time, Saturday.
Before you call,
call make sure you have your Unit ID number, which is
included with the EPSON Preferred Protection Plan information that came
with your printer. You’ll also need your printer serial number and proof of
purchase.
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EPSON also provides technical assistance 24 hours a day through the
electronic support services and automated telephone services listed in the
following table:
Service
Access
World Wide Web
From the Internet, you can reach EPSON’s Professional Graphics Home Page
at http://prographics.epson.com.
EPSON Internet FTP Site
If you have Internet FTP capability, use your Web browser (or other software
for FTP downloading) to log onto ftp.epson.com with the user name
anonymous and your e-mail address as the password.
EPSON E-Mail Technical
Support
To receive technical advice through e-mail, go to http://support.epson.com
and complete the form under the troubleshooting tab, as requested.
You can purchase ink cartridges, paper, manuals, and accessories from
EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766. Or visit our web site at:
www.epsonsupplies.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call
(800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
ENERGY STAR Compliance
As an ENERGY STAR Partner, EPSON has determined that this product
meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.
The EPA ENERGY STAR Office Equipment program is a voluntary
partnership with the computer and office equipment industry to promote
the introduction of energy-efficient personal computers, monitors, printers,
fax machines, and copiers in an effort to reduce air pollution caused by
power generation.
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Caution
Important Safety Instructions
Before using your printer or RIP Station 5100, read the following safety
instructions to make sure you use the equipment safely and effectively.
Always turn the printer
off using the Power
button. When you press
this button, the Operate
light flashes briefly then
goes out. Do not unplug
the printer or turn off the
power to the printer until
the Power light is off.
This ensures that the
print head is safely
capped.
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Turn off and unplug the printer (and RIP Station 5100) before
cleaning. Clean with a damp cloth only. Do not spill liquid on the
printer (or RIP Station 5100).
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Do not place the printer (or RIP Station 5100) on an unstable surface or
near a radiator, heating vent, or in direct sunlight. Avoid areas subject to
rapid changes in temperature and humidity or shock and vibrations.
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Do not place the printer near a window or in direct sunlight. Bright
light can interfere with the paper sensors, causing paper jams and related
problems.
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Keep the entire system away from potential sources of electromagnetic
interference, such as loudspeakers or the base units of cordless
telephones.
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Place the printer (and RIP Station 5100) on a flat surface. They will not
operate properly if they are tilted or at an angle.
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Do not block or cover the openings in the printer case (or RIP Station
5100 case) or insert objects through the slots.
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Use only the type of power source indicated on the label.
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Connect all equipment to properly grounded power outlets. Avoid using
outlets on the same circuit as photocopiers or air control systems that
regularly switch on and off. Do not use outlets controlled by wall
switches or automatic timers.
•
Place the printer (and RIP Station 5100) near a wall outlet where the
plugs can be easily unplugged.
Placez l’imprimante près d’une prise de contacte où la fiche peut être
débranchée facilement.
•
Do not let the power cords become damaged or frayed.
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•
If you use an extension cord with the printer, make sure the total ampere
rating of the devices plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the
cord’s ampere rating. Also, make sure the total ampere rating of all
devices plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the wall outlet’s
ampere rating.
•
Except as specifically explained in the documentation, do not attempt to
service the printer (or RIP Station 5100) yourself.
•
Power down the printer from the control panel, unplug the printer (or
RIP Station 5100), and refer servicing to qualified service personnel
under the following conditions:
If the power cord or plug is damaged; if liquid has entered the printer
(or RIP Station 5100); if the equipment has been dropped or the case
damaged; if the printer (or RIP Station 5100) does not operate normally
or exhibits a distinct change in performance. Adjust only those controls
that are covered by the operating instructions.
Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions
•
Do not put your hand inside the printer or touch the cartridges during
printing.
•
To avoid damaging the printer, do not move the print head by hand.
•
Under normal circumstances, ink will not come out of the cartridge. If it
does get on your skin, wash it off with soap and water. If it gets in your
eyes, flush them immediately with water.
•
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do not drink the
ink.
•
Do not dismantle the ink cartridges or try to refill them. This could
result in damage to the print head.
•
Once you install an ink cartridge, do not remove the cartridge except to
replace it with a new one.
•
Install the ink cartridge immediately after you remove it from its
package. Leaving the cartridge unpacked for a long time before use may
result in reduced print quality.
•
Do not use an ink cartridge beyond the date printed on the cartridge
package. For best results, use cartridges within six months of installation.
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8 | Introduction
•
Do not shake an ink cartridge; this can cause leakage.
•
Before transporting the printer, remove the ink cartridges, drain the ink
lines, and install the carriage restraint (packing material) See Chapter 6
for complete instructions.
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Chapter 1:
Connecting
Your Printer
and Installing
Drivers
Note
You can’t use both
the USB and Parallel
interfaces at the same
time.
Once your printer is set up, you’re ready to connect it to your individual
computer or network and install the drivers. If you have the RIP Station
5100, you need to connect the printer to the RIP and install the RIP
software. See the RIP Station 5100 Getting Started for instructions.
For non-PostScript printing using the EPSON driver, you can install the
EpsonNet Internal Print Server and connect the printer to your network, or
use one of the built-in interfaces to connect to an individual computer. You
can also install the EPSON FireWire® interface card for fast connection, if
your system supports it. If you connect the printer directly to a networked
computer, you can use the Macintosh or Windows printer sharing feature to
allow printing over your network.
This chapter provides instructions for the following:
•
Installing the EpsonNet Internal Print Server or FireWire interface card
•
Connecting to the USB interface
•
Connecting to the parallel interface
•
Installing the software and setting up printer sharing on a Macintosh
•
Installing the software and setting up printer sharing in Windows
Installing the EpsonNet Internal Print Server or
FireWire Interface Card
For additional connectivity without a RIP, you can install one of the
following cards in your printer:
•
EpsonNet Internal Print Server (10 Base T/100 Base TX)—C823632A
•
EPSON FireWire Interface Card (Type B IEEE 1394)—C823722
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Before you install the card, see the documentation that came with it for
setup information. Then follow these steps:
Warning
1. Make sure the printer is turned off and the power cord is unplugged.
To prevent electric shock
and avoid damaging the
printer, do not install an
interface card when the
printer is turned on or
connected to an electrical
outlet.
2. Use a Phillips-head screwdriver to remove the two screws securing the
shield plate to the optional interface slot. Then lift off the plate.
Be sure to keep the screws so you can use them if you re-install the shield
plate.
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3. Make sure you set any jumpers or DIP switches on the card. See the
card’s documentation for details.
On the FireWire card, make sure DIP switch 10 is set to ON (advanced
mode).
4. Slide the interface card along the slots on both sides of the
compartment. Push it in firmly to fully insert the connector into the
printer’s internal socket.
5. Secure the interface card in the slot with the two screws included with
the card.
6. Make sure the printer has been turned off using the Power button.
Then plug in the power cord.
7. To initialize the EpsonNet Internal Print Server, turn on the printer
while holding down the status sheet button on the card for about 5
seconds.
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8. Connect the appropriate cable to the card and to your network hub or
computer.
To remove an interface card, turn off the printer, unplug the power cord,
and follow the steps in reverse order.
Before you can use the EpsonNet Internal Print Server, you must configure
it for your network protocols and operating system. See the EpsonNet
Internal Print Server Administrator’s Manual for instructions.
Before you can print, you must install the printer software, as described on
page 1-7 (Macintosh) or page 1-10 (Windows).
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Connecting to the USB Interface
You’ll need a shielded USB “AB” interface cable, not more than 6.5 feet
long. Your computer system must be equipped with a USB port.
Windows systems must have a “clean” installation of Windows 98 or
Windows 2000 (not installed over Windows 95).
Follow these steps to use the printer’s built-in USB interface:
1. Connect one end of the interface cable to the USB port on the back of
the printer.
Caution
If you use a USB hub,
connect the printer to a
first tier hub. If the
printer doesn’t work with
the hub, connect it
directly to the USB port
on your computer.
2. Connect the other end of the interface cable to the computer’s USB
port.
You can’t use both the parallel and USB interfaces at the same time.
When you use the USB interface, make sure the printer’s parallel
interface is set to compatible (the default setting). See the Appendix for
more information.
You must install the printer software before using the printer. See page 1-7
for Macintosh instructions or page 1-10 for Windows.
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Connecting to the Parallel Interface
You’ll need a high-speed, high-quality, bidirectional, IEEE-1284 parallel
cable, not more than 6 feet long. Follow these steps to connect a Windows
system to the printer’s built-in parallel interface:
1. Make sure both the printer and computer are turned off.
2. Plug the cable connector securely into the printer’s interface.Then
squeeze the wire clips together until they lock into place on both sides.
Note
You can’t use both
the USB and Parallel
interfaces at the same
time.
3. Plug the other end of the cable into the computer’s parallel port.
See page 1-10 for instructions on installing the printer software. You must
install the software before using the printer.
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Installing the Software and Setting Up Printer
Sharing on a Macintosh
You need to install the drivers and utilities on any Macintosh that will print
to the EPSON Stylus Pro 7000. Make sure each Macintosh meets the
minimum system requirements. Then follow the procedure for installing the
software. Depending on your network configuration, you may also want to
set up printer sharing.
Checking System Requirements
The memory requirements listed in the following table are for printing a
23 × 33-inch full-page color image. Requirements may vary, depending on
the size, complexity, and resolution of your images.
System requirements
Component
Minimum
Recommended
Processor
PowerPC
300 MHz G3 or higher processor
OS
System 8.5.1
System 9 recommended for
best USB support
Available
memory
14MB (foreground printing)
23MB (background printing)
128MB (total)
Hard drive
space
10MB free for installing the
software
2GB recommended
CD-ROM
Double-speed CD-ROM drive
Quad-speed or faster
Installing the Software
Before you start, turn off all virus protection programs. See your anti-virus
software documentation for instructions. Then follow these steps to install
the printer software:
1. Insert the printer software CD-ROM.
2. Open the Installer folder and double-click the icon. Then follow the
instructions on the screen.
3. When you see the “installation complete” message, click Restart.
4. After you restart, make sure you open the Chooser and select the printer.
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Setting Up Printer Sharing
If you want to share the printer, you first need to set it up as a shared printer
on the Macintosh to which it is connected. Then, you must specify the
network path to the printer from each Macintosh that will use it, and install
the printer software on those Macintosh systems.
Follow these steps to share a printer connected directly to a Macintosh with
other systems on an AppleTalk® network.
1. Turn on the printer.
2. Open the Chooser and click the printer’s icon. Then select the port to
which the printer is connected.
3. Click the Setup button. You see the following dialog box:
4. Check Share this Printer, then type the printer name and password
information as needed.
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5. Click OK. The name of the shared printer appears in the port list in the
Chooser.
6. Close the Chooser.
7. On each computer from which you want to access the printer, open the
Chooser, click the printer’s icon, and select the printer port. You can
only select from the printers connected to your current AppleTalk zone.
8. If you see a message requesting a password, enter the password for the
printer, then click OK.
9. Select the appropriate Background Printing option, then close the
Chooser.
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Installing the Software and Setting Up Printer
Sharing in Windows
Make sure all computers meet the minimum system requirements. Then
follow the procedures for installing the software and checking the
installation. Depending on your network configuration, you may also want
to set up printer sharing. Instructions are provided for both Windows 95/98
and Windows NT.
Checking System Requirements
The memory requirements listed in the following table are for printing a
23 × 33-inch full-page color image. Requirements may vary, depending on
the size, complexity, and resolution of your images.
System requirements
Component
Minimum
Recommended
Processor
i486/25 MHz for Windows 95 and NT 4.0 Pentium® II 300 MHz
i486/66 MHz for Windows 98 and 2000
or higher
OS
Windows 95, 98, 2000, or Windows
NT 4.0
Available
memory
16MB RAM
128MB RAM or more
Hard disk
space
40MB free for installing the software
For printing a file,
space equivalent to
double the file size
Monitor
VGA
Super VGA or better
CD-ROM
Double-speed CD-ROM drive
Quad-speed or faster
Installing the Software
Make sure any virus protection programs are turned off before you begin.
Then follow these steps to install your printer software:
1. Make sure the printer is connected and turned off, then turn on your
computer.
2. Insert your printer software CD-ROM.
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The installer starts automatically:
Note
If the New Hardware
Found screen or any
other wizard appears,
click Cancel and follow
the steps given here. If
the Digital Signature Not
found screen appears (in
Windows 2000), click
Yes.
If it doesn’t start, double-click My Computer. Then double-click your
CD-ROM icon.
3. Double-click Install Printer Driver/Utility. Then follow the
instructions on the screen.
4. If you’re using Windows 95 or Windows NT, continue with step 5.
If you’re using Windows 98 or Windows 2000, follow the on-screen
instructions to turn on your printer. The printer port configuration
starts automatically. If you’re using the USB interface, the USB device
driver installation starts automatically.
If you see an error message, your drivers may not be installed correctly.
For more information, see Chapter 7 in this guide or “Troubleshooting”
in the electronic Reference Guide on your printer software CD-ROM.
5. When you see the “installation complete” message, click OK.
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Checking USB Installation (Windows 98)
If you’re using a USB connection, it’s a good idea to confirm that the driver
is set up correctly after you install it. Follow these steps:
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers. Make sure your
EPSON Stylus Pro 7000 icon appears in the Printers window.
2. Right-click the icon, then click Properties.
3. Click the Details tab and note what is displayed under Print to the
following port.
You should see EPUSBx: (EPSON Stylus Pro 7000). If you don’t see
the correct port displayed, see Chapter 7 in this guide or
“Troubleshooting” in the electronic Reference Guide on your printer
software CD-ROM.
Setting Up Printer Sharing in Windows 95 and 98
First, you need to set up the printer as a shared printer on the computer to
which it is connected. Then, you must specify the network path to the
printer from each computer that will use it.
Setting up the printer as a shared printer
Follow these steps to share a printer that is connected directly to your
computer with other computers on a network.
1. Click Start, point to Settings, then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click Network.
3. Click the File and Print Sharing button. You see the following:
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4. Select I want to be able to allow others to print to my printer(s)
and click OK.
5. In the Network window, click OK.
6. In the Control Panel, double-click Printers.
If you see a message requesting the Windows 95 or 98 CD-ROM, insert
the CD-ROM and follow the messages on the screen. Restart your
computer if requested. Then open the Printers folder, and continue
from step 7.
7. Select your printer, and choose Sharing from the File menu. You see
the following:
8. Select Shared As, enter the printer information as needed, then click
OK.
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Accessing the printer through a network
To access the printer from another computer on your network, follow these
steps.
1. On the computer from which you want to access the printer, click Start,
point to Settings, and click Printers.
2. Double-click the Add Printer icon. You see the Add Printer Wizard.
3. Click Next. You see a window like the following:
4. Click Network printer, then click Next.
5. Click Browse. You see a window like the following:
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6. Double-click the icon of the computer that is directly connected to the
printer. Then click the printer’s icon.
7. Click OK and follow the messages on the screen.
Setting Up Printer Sharing in Windows NT 4.0
These instructions apply to small network users only. If you are on a large
network and would like to share your printer, consult your network
administrator.
First, you need to set up the printer as a shared printer on the computer to
which it is connected. Then, you must specify the network path to the
printer from each computer that will use it, and install the printer software
on those computers.
Setting up your printer as a shared printer
Follow these steps to share a printer that is connected directly to your
computer with others on a network.
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers.
2. Select your printer, then click Sharing on the File menu. You see a
window like the following:
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3. Click Shared and enter the Share Name. Do not choose any drivers
from the Alternate Drivers list. Then click OK.
Accessing the printer through a network
To access the printer from another computer on your network, follow these
steps.
1. Install the printer driver on the client computer from the software
CD-ROM.
2. Open the Printer folder from the Control Panel, right-click your
printer’s icon, then click Properties.
3. Click the Ports tab to display the following window:
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4. Click Add Port. You see the Printer Ports dialog box:
5. Select Local Port, then click New Port. You see the Port Name dialog
box:
6. In the text box, type the following information:
\\name of computer that is connected to the printer\name of the shared
printer
Then click OK.
7. Click Close to return to the Ports list.
8. Make sure the new port is added and the check box is selected. Then
click OK.
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Chapter 2:
Handling
Paper
The EPSON Stylus Pro 7000 prints on a variety of media, including roll
paper and cut sheets up to 24 inches wide. The straight-through paper path
allows you to use heavy stock, including media up to 1.5 mm thick.
This chapter provides instructions for the following:
•
Selecting paper and other media
•
Printing on EPSON paper and film
•
Using roll paper
•
Using cut sheet paper
•
Using the paper hammock with the printer stand
•
Setting paper configurations
Selecting Paper and Other Media
You can print on most types of coated, glossy, plain paper, and other media.
You can also purchase an optional 3-inch spindle, which allows you to use
roll paper with a 3-inch core.
The following table shows the requirements for paper you can use in your
printer:
Paper requirements
Size
Roll paper
Cut sheets
8.27 to 24 in. wide
(210 to 610 mm)
8.5 × 11 in. to 24 × 36 in.
(up to 610 × 914 mm)
Maximum
5.90 in. (150 mm)
roll diameter
Thickness
0.08 to 0.5 mm
0.08 to 1.5 mm
Always test samples of paper stock in the printer before purchasing large
quantities or printing large jobs. When you use non-EPSON papers or other
media, you may need to “profile” their thickness and ink drying time. See
page 2-21 for instructions.
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Printing on EPSON Paper and Film
EPSON papers, which are specially formulated for EPSON ink, ensure
high-quality results. The name on the package may be different from the
name shown in the table; use the product code to identify the paper or other
media.
EPSON Stylus Pro 7000 cut sheet product codes
Note
Check the EPSON Web
site (http:// prographics.
epson.com) or your
authorized EPSON dealer
for new papers and other
media that may be
available.
Sizes
Photo Quality
Ink Jet Paper
Photo
Paper
A4
(8.25 × 11.7 in.)
S041061
S041026
S041140 S041071
—
Letter
(8.5 × 11 in.)
S041062
S041029
S041141 S041072
—
B (11 × 17 in.)
S041070
S041044
S041156 S041075
—
A3
(11.7 × 16.5 in.)
S041068
S041045
S041142 S041073
—
Super A3/B
(13 × 19 in.)
S041069
S041043
S041143 S041074
—
A2
(16.5 × 23.4 in.)
S041079
—
—
—
C (17 × 22 in.)
S041171
—
—
—
—
—
S041237
B2
—
(20.25 × 28.7 in.)
Photo Quality
Glossy Film
Poster Board —
Semi-Gloss
EPSON Stylus Pro 7000 roll media product codes
Paper type
Product code (24-inch rolls)
Presentation Matte Paper
S041295
Glossy Paper - Heavyweight
S041291
Semi-gloss Paper - Heavyweight
S041292
Photo Glossy Paper
SP91021
Backlight Film
SP91023
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Printing Tips for EPSON Media
Follow these tips for using and storing printing materials:
•
Avoid touching the printable surface of the paper or other media with
bare hands. Fingerprints may affect print quality. Handle media by the
edges or use cotton gloves.
•
Always choose the correct print mode setting in your print options
before you send your job.
•
Always select the correct paper source (roll or sheet) from the printer’s
control panel.
•
Keep unused media in its original packaging and store it in a cool, dry
place to avoid a decline in quality. Avoid storing media or printouts
where they will be exposed to high temperature, humidity, or direct
sunlight.
Using Roll Paper
You can use any roll paper with a 2-inch core, up to 24 inches wide. With
the optional 3-inch spindle, you can also use roll paper that has a 3-inch
core. Switching paper rolls is a simple process.
This section covers the following:
•
Attaching and removing paper from the spindle
•
Inserting the spindle in the printer
•
Loading the paper for printing
Attaching Paper to the Spindle
Follow these steps:
1. Open the roll paper cover and lift out the spindle.
2. Slide the movable paper stop (flange) off the left end of the spindle.
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3. Position the roll so the paper unwinds as shown:
4. Slide the roll onto the spindle so it fits securely over the paper stop.
paper stop
5. Slide the movable paper stop back onto the spindle and insert it firmly
into the end of the roll.
Removing Paper from the Spindle
When you need to change paper, follow these steps to remove the paper roll
from the spindle:
1. Open the roll paper cover and lift out the roll and spindle.
Caution
To avoid damage, do not
tap the end of the spindle
on the floor.
Note
If the paper is loaded for printing, first lower the paper set lever and roll
up the paper before you remove the spindle.
2. Lay the roll down on a flat surface.
3. Loosen the movable paper stop by tapping it with your hand.
4. Slide the paper stop off the end of the spindle.
5. Remove the roll from the spindle.
Store unused roll paper in
its original package—
including the bag, end
caps, and box—to protect
the paper.
6. Attach the new paper roll to the spindle.
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Inserting the Spindle in the Printer
After you have loaded the paper roll onto the spindle, you need to insert it
into the printer, following these steps:
1. Open the roll paper cover.
2. Make sure the movable paper stop is firmly fixed into the left end of the
paper roll.
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3. Position the spindle so that the white end (with the fixed paper stop) is
on the right. Rest the spindle on the groove on top of the printer if
necessary.
black
white
4. Lift the spindle and place it on the mounting brackets inside the printer.
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5. To keep the paper wound when you’re not printing, use the roll paper
belt included with your printer.
6. See the next section to load the paper for printing.
Loading Roll Paper for Printing
Once the roll paper is attached to the spindle and inserted in the printer,
you’re ready to load it for printing. Follow these steps:
Caution
1. Make sure the printer is turned on. Then press the Paper Source
button until one of the Roll lights comes on.
To avoid feeding excess
paper through the printer,
make sure you don’t
select Sheet when you’re
using roll paper.
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Caution
If you’re using thick roll
paper, choose Roll
Cutter Off. Paper that is
too thick may damage the
cutter.
•
Choose Roll Auto Cut if you want the paper to be cut automatically
after each page is printed.
•
Choose Roll Cutter Off if you don’t want the paper cut
automatically.
If you’re using the Auto Cut setting, you can have a trim line
printed on the right edge of your images or pages. If you’re not
using auto cut, you can have the line printed on the right and
bottom edges of your pages. See page 2-12 for instructions.
You can also select roll paper settings through your print options,
which will override the control panel settings. See page 3-2 or 4-6 in
this manual or the RIP Station 5100 User Guide for more
information.
Caution
2. Make sure the Operate light and Pause light are not flashing. Then
push the paper set lever all the way down.
To avoid damaging the
printer, never move the
paper set lever while the
Operate or Pause light is
flashing.
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3. If the roll paper cover is closed, open it.
Caution
4. Feed the paper into the paper slot.
Avoid touching the
printable surface of the
paper with bare hands.
Fingerprints may affect
print quality.
TIP
5. Pull the paper down so it extends all the way through the slot.
If the bottom edge of the
paper doesn’t come out,
open the lower cover and
pull the paper through.
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6. Holding the bottom edge of the paper, turn the roll back to remove the
slack. Then align the paper with the two rows of holes.
Caution
7. Pull the paper set lever all the way up, then close the roll paper cover.
PRESS PAUSE BUTTON appears on the control panel display.
To avoid damaging the
printer, never move the
paper set lever while the
Operate or Pause light is
flashing.
If you’re using Auto Cut and the edge of the paper is uneven, press
Cut/Eject to recut the edge.
8. Press the Pause button. The print head moves and the paper feeds into
printing position automatically. READY appears on the control panel
display. (Even if you don’t press Pause, the paper and printer will move
into printing position automatically after 10 seconds.)
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9. To help paper feed out of the printer, pull out the two paper guides at
the bottom of the printer.
You can now send your print job.
Cutting Roll Paper Manually
When you’re not using the Auto Cut setting, you need to cut the paper
manually after your print job is finished. Follow these steps:
1. If the paper is not positioned correctly, press one of the Paper Feed
buttons to adjust the paper position. Normally, you don’t need to do
this after a print job is finished.
2. Press the Paper Source button until the Roll Auto Cut light comes on.
3. Press the Cut/Eject button. The paper is cut.
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Turning Off Trim Lines
Trim lines are printed on the right edge of your images or pages (if you’re
using Auto Cut) or on the right and bottom edge (if you’re not using Auto
Cut). You can turn off this feature if you don’t want to have trim lines
printed. Follow these steps:
1. Press the SelecType button. PRINTER SETTING MENU appears on
the display.
2. Press the Item button until PAGE LINE=ON appears on the display.
3. Press the + button. PAGE LINE=OFF appears on the display.
4. Press the Enter button to save the new setting.
5. Press the SelecType button to exit the Printer Setting menu.
You can also turn off trim lines through your print options. See Chapter 3 or
4 (or the RIP Station 5100 User Guide) for more information.
Setting Default Roll Paper Margins
The default margins for roll paper are .12 inch or 3 mm (left and right) and
.59 inch or 15 mm (top and bottom). You can set all margins to 3 mm
or 15 mm. However, print quality may be affected near the cut edges if you
change the top and bottom margins to 3 mm.
Follow these steps change the margins:
1. Press the SelecType button. PRINTER SETTING MENU appears on
the display.
2. Press the Item button repeatedly until ROLL MARG=T/B15MM*
appears on the display. This is the default setting.
•
Press the + button once to set all margins to 3 mm.
ROLL MARG=3MM appears on the display.
•
Press the + button again to set all margins to 15 mm.
ROLL MARG=15MM appears on the display.
You can use the + or – button to cycle through all three settings.
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3. When you have selected the setting you want, press the Enter button to
save it.
4. Press the SelecType button to exit the Printer Setting menu.
Using Cut Sheet Paper
You can print on many types of cut sheet paper and other media. The
printer accepts sheets ranging from 8.5 × 11 inches to 24 × 36 inches. You
can leave your roll paper in the printer when you print on cut sheets; make
sure it is rolled up and fastened with the roll paper belt, as described on
page 2-7.
If you’re using paper more than 19 inches long or stock more than 0.5 mm
thick, see the following sections for additional instructions. You will not be
able to follow the “autoload” procedure described in this section.
Before you start, make sure the printer is on and roll paper is not loaded for
printing. Then follow these steps:
1. Make sure the roll paper cover is closed.
2. Press the Paper Source button repeatedly until the Sheet light
comes on.
3. Make sure the paper set lever is all the way up.
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Caution
4. Feed the sheet into the paper slot until it meets resistance. Make sure the
right edge of the paper is straight and aligned with the scale on the roll
paper cover. PRESS PAUSE BUTTON appears on the control panel
display.
Avoid touching the
printable surface of the
paper with bare hands.
Fingerprints may affect
print quality.
Caution
To avoid damaging the
printer, never move the
paper set lever while the
Operate or Pause light is
flashing.
INCH
MM
5. Press the Pause button. The print head moves and the paper feeds into
printing position automatically. READY appears on the control panel.
(Even if you don’t press Pause, the paper and printer will move into
printing position automatically after 10 seconds.)
6. Print your page. After it is finished, the sheet stays in the printer.
7. To remove your printout, hold the sheet while pressing the
Paper Feed (–) button.
Using Cut Sheet Paper Longer Than 19 Inches
Before you start, make sure the printer is on and roll paper is not loaded for
printing. Then follow these steps:
1. Make sure the roll paper cover is closed.
2. Press the Paper Source button repeatedly until the Sheet light
comes on.
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3. Make sure the Operate light and Pause light are not flashing. Then
push the paper set lever all the way down.
Caution
4. Feed the sheet into the paper slot until it extends through the slot. Align
the paper with the two rows of holes.
Avoid touching the
printable surface of the
paper with bare hands.
Fingerprints may affect
print quality.
5. Pull the paper set lever all the way up. PRESS PAUSE BUTTON
appears on the control panel display.
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Caution
To avoid damaging the
printer, never move the
paper set lever while the
Operate or Pause light is
flashing.
6. Press the Pause button. The print head moves and the paper feeds into
printing position automatically. READY appears on the control panel.
(Even if you don’t press Pause, the paper and printer will move into
printing position automatically after 10 seconds.)
7. Print your page. After it is finished, the sheet stays in the printer.
8. To remove your printout, hold the sheet while pressing the
Paper Feed (–) button.
Printing on Heavy Stock
Note
You can’t run a cleaning
cycle when heavy stock is
loaded in the printer.
You can print on heavy stock up to B2 size (approximately 20 × 28 inches).
Follow these instructions when you print on card stock or other media more
than 0.5 mm thick.
1. Pull down the paper hammock to catch your printouts in front of the
printer (when you’re using the printer stand). Extend the paper guides
straight out in front of the printer to keep the stock from bending.
2. Press the Paper Source button repeatedly until the Sheet light
comes on.
3. Make sure the Operate light and Pause light are not flashing. Then
push the paper set lever all the way down.
4. Open the lower cover by pulling down on the handles.
5. Feed the stock into the paper slot until the bottom edge of the stock
rests behind the open lower cover.
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Make sure the right edge is straight. It should be aligned with the scale
on the roll paper cover (at the top) and the two rows of holes (at the
bottom).
6. Pull the paper set lever all the way up, then close the lower cover.
PRESS PAUSE BUTTON appears on the control panel display.
Caution
To avoid damaging the
printer, never move the
paper set lever while the
Operate or Pause light is
flashing.
7. Press the Pause button. The print head moves and the paper feeds into
printing position automatically. READY appears on the control panel.
(Even if you don’t press Pause, the paper and printer will move into
printing position automatically after 10 seconds.)
8. Print your page. After it is finished, the page stays in the printer.
9. To remove your printout, hold it while pressing the Paper Feed (–)
button.
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Adjusting the Platen Gap for Heavy Stock
When you print on thick media, you may need to adjust the platen gap
setting. Normally, the AUTO setting allows the printer to adjust
automatically. However, if print quality is not satisfactory when you use
heavy stock, change this setting to WIDE. Follow these steps:
1. Press the SelecType button. PRINTER SETTING MENU appears on
the display.
2. Press the Item button. PLATEN GAP=AUTO appears on the display.
3. Press the + button. PLATEN GAP=WIDE appears on the display.
4. Press the Enter button to save the new setting.
5. Press the SelecType button to exit the Printer Setting menu.
The letter W appears on the right side of the control panel display to remind
you of the wide setting. When you switch paper, don’t forget to change this
setting back to AUTO.
Turning Off Paper Monitoring Features
The printer normally stops and displays an error message if you try to print
an image wider than the paper, or if paper is fed at an angle. You can turn off
the paper size check and/or paper alignment check if you don’t want to use
these monitoring features. However, ink may be sprayed on the platen if you
print an image that is too wide for the paper. Follow these steps to turn off
paper monitoring:
1. Press the SelecType button. PRINTER SETTING MENU appears on
the display.
2. Press the Item button repeatedly until PAPER SIZE CHK=ON or
PAPER ALIGN CHK=ON appears on the display.
3. Press the + button. PAPER SIZE CHK=OFF or PAPER ALIGN
CHK=OFF appears on the display.
4. Press the Enter button to save your new setting.
5. Press the SelecType button to exit the Printer Setting menu.
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Using the Paper Hammock with the Printer
Stand
Note
When you print on thick
paper, set the hammock
to catch printouts in front
of the printer.
The paper hammock (also called the paper basket) is a cloth sheet that
attaches to the printer stand and catches your printouts as they come out.
This keeps the printouts from getting dirty or wrinkled. You can set up the
hammock either to catch the paper roll under the printer or let it feed
straight out in front of the printer.
•
To catch printouts in front of the printer, pull down the paper
hammock rod until it rests on the floor.
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•
To catch printouts under the printer, lift the hammock rod all the way
up.
•
If the parts shown below become loose, tighten them by hand.
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Setting Paper Configurations
When you use non-EPSON paper or other media, you may need to register
the paper’s thickness, drying time, and suction setting. The only way to tell
if you need to do this is by experimentation. When you’re using a paper
stock or other printing material for the first time, always test it on a small
print job. If the ink smears or printing is blurred, you need to register the
paper’s drying time, thickness, and suction setting. On EPSON media, ink
dries immediately.
Note
It’s a good idea to keep
a list of your registered
paper types and
numbers.
You can register up to four types of paper or other media. Then you can
select the registered values whenever you print on that particular stock.
Drying time determines how long the printer will pause between pages or
before cutting.
Registering Paper Thickness, Drying Time, and Suction
Follow these steps to register a new paper stock:
1. Press the SelecType button until PAPER CONFIG. MENU appears on
the display.
2. Press the Item button. PAPER NUMBER=STD* appears on the display.
3. If you’re registering your first roll or batch of paper, press the + button
to select PAPER NUMBER=1.
For subsequent rolls, continue pressing the + button to select the
number you want to register. Then press Enter.
4. Press the Item button. THICK. PAT=PRINT appears on the display.
Press Enter to print the paper thickness test pattern. You may see
PAPER THICK. NO.=1 on the display.
Following is a sample pattern:
1
2
3
4
5
6
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7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
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5. Examine the printed pattern to determine which set of lines is the
straightest (shows the smallest gap), and note the corresponding
number.
In the sample pattern, the lines under number 4 are the straightest.
6. Press the + or - button to select the number noted in step 5. Then press
the Enter button.
7. Press the Item button. DRYING TIME=0 MIN appears on the display.
Press the + or - button to select the time in minutes, then press the
Enter button. Start with one minute. If ink still smears, increase the
drying time.
This is how long the printer will pause between pages (or before cutting)
to let the ink dry.
8. Press the Item button. SUCTION=NORM* appears on the display. If
you’re registering very thin paper, press the + or - button to select the
LOW setting. Then press the Enter button.
9. Press the Pause or SelecType button to exit the Paper Configuration
menu.
Selecting Registered Paper Settings
Once you have registered a type of paper or other media, you can select it
whenever you print on that paper.
1. Press the SelecType button until PAPER CONFIG. MENU appears on
the display.
2. Press the Item button. You see PAPER NUMBER=1.
3. Press the + or - button to select the registered number you want to use.
Then press the Enter button.
4. Press the Pause or SelecType button to exit the Paper Configuration
menu.
When you change media, make sure you select the correct setting.
If you are not sure what media setting is in effect, you can print a status
sheet, which shows the current settings. See page 5-4 for instructions.
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Chapter 3:
Printing with
EPSON Drivers
for Macintosh
The EPSON Stylus Pro 7000 comes with drivers that let you use the printer
in non-PostScript mode without a RIP and utilities that allow you to
manage background printing jobs. ICC profiles for ColorSync® 3.0 are
included, so you can use advanced color management features of your
applications or the driver itself.
The driver CD-ROM also includes an electronic Reference Guide to your
printer and EPSON printer software. You can read the guide using a Web
browser, such as Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer,
versions 3.0 or later.
This chapter covers the following information:
•
Choosing page setup options
•
Choosing basic print options
•
Choosing advanced print options
•
Managing print jobs
Choosing Page Setup Options
Many of the Page Setup options correspond to paper handling features that
you can also set through the control panel. Software options give you
additional settings and override control panel settings. Follow these steps to
choose Page Setup options:
1. Choose Page Setup from the File menu of your application. You see
the Page Setup dialog box:
Note
If you’re using roll paper
and you choose a paper
size that’s larger than
your image, the image
will be centered in the
space you selected.
Click if your
paper size is
not listed.
2. From the Paper Size list, select your image size (if you’re using roll
paper) or the size of your sheet. For paper size equivalents in inches, see
page 8-2. If your size is not listed, click Customize. Then enter the size
in hundredths of an inch (or centimeters).
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3. Select the type of paper you loaded in the printer from the Paper
Source list.
If your image is more than 62 inches long, select Roll Paper (Banner).
You can also use this setting to print a series of continuous images
without any “margin space” between them.
4. When you’re using roll paper, set the following options:
•
Auto Rotate
Saves paper if your document length is shorter than the printable
width of the paper roll. Your image will be turned automatically by
90 degrees and printed crosswise. This setting is not available for
Roll Paper (Banner).
•
Auto Cut
Choose this option if you want the paper to be cut automatically
after each page is printed.
•
Print Page Line
Prints trim lines on the right and bottom edges of your pages.
•
Save Roll Paper
Saves paper by not feeding the blank portion of the last page of your
document. Applicable in Roll Paper (Banner) mode only.
5. Make the settings you want for Orientation and Reduce or Enlarge.
6. After making your settings, click OK.
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Choosing Basic Print Options
Note
If you need more
information about print
options, you can click
the ? button on any
dialog box.
Once you have selected your Page Setup options, you need to set printing
options. The EPSON driver offers automatic settings that optimize print
quality and speed when you’re using EPSON media. You can also choose
advanced settings for more control over your printer and color management
options. See page 3-6 for instructions on advanced settings. Follow these
steps to make basic settings for automatic printer adjustments:
1. Choose Print from the File menu of your application. A dialog box like
the following appears:
This box shows you
the current settings,
but you can’t change
them from here.
These settings
appear if you’re
using Photoshop 5.
See page 3-4 for
more information.
2. Choose the number of Copies and indicate which Pages you want to
print.
3. Select a Media Type setting appropriate for the media you’re printing
on, as listed in the table on page 3-5.
4. Select Color or Black ink.
5. Set the Mode option as follows:
•
Click Automatic to have the printer driver analyze the contents of
your image or file and make the appropriate printing adjustments. If
a Quality/Speed slider appears in the Mode box, set it according to
the priorities of your print job. (Depending on the Media Type
setting, this slider may not appear.)
•
Click PhotoEnhance to choose from a number of settings designed
for low-resolution photographs: Standard, People, Nature, Soft
Focus, and Sepia. You can also select Digital Camera Correction
to correct noise and other flaws common to digital camera images.
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•
Click Custom, then choose one of the print job types from the
custom settings list, as described below.
Custom print job settings
Note
You can also create your
own settings and add
them to this list. See
page 3-8 for more
information.
Setting
Usage
Advanced
Photo
Prevents the misprinting of ink dots that may occur
because of the movement of the print head and
paper. Available only when you choose photo or
photo-quality media types.
Text/Graph
Intensifies colors and lightens the midtones and
highlights. Best for print jobs with nonphotographic images.
ColorSync
Adjusts colors based on your printer’s ICC profile,
using the perceptual rendering intent.
6. If you’re using Photoshop ® 5.0.2 or later, you’ll see settings for Space
and Printer Color Management in your dialog box.
For standard RGB images, use RGB Color for the Space setting. Make
sure Printer Color Management is checked if you’re using ColorSync.
(otherwise, this setting doesn’t matter).
For CMYK images, use your printer profile for the Space setting and
choose No Color Adjustment on the Advanced window. See page 3-8
for more information.
7. Choose from the following buttons to access additional features:
•
Click
to access the printer monitoring and maintenance utilities.
See page 5-7 or Chapter 6 for more information.
•
Click
•
Click
to turn on background printing. This lets you use the
Monitor3 utility. See page 3-9 for more information.
•
Click
•
Click
and then click the Preview button to see a preview of
your printed image.
if you want to reduce your image to fit on the page.
to check your ink levels.
8. When you’re finished choosing print options, click Print.
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Selecting the Correct Media Type
Note
The following tables list the settings designed to produce the best prints on
EPSON media:
EPSON Stylus Pro 7000 cut sheet Media Type settings
Product name
Check the EPSON Web
site (http://prographics.
epson.com) or your
authorized EPSON dealer
for new papers and other
media that may be
available.
Product codes
Media Type setting
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper S041026, S041029,
S041043, S041044,
S041045, S041061,
S041062, S041068,
S041069, S041070,
S041071, S041079
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Photo Paper
S041280, S041156,
S041140, S041141,
S041142, S041143
Photo Paper
Photo Quality Glossy Film
S041075, S041074,
S041073, S041072,
S041071
Photo Quality Glossy Film
Poster Board—Semi-Gloss
S041237
Semigloss Photo Paper
EPSON Stylus Pro 7000 roll Media Type settings
Product name
Product code
Media Type setting
Presentation Matte Paper
S041295
1440 dpi printing:
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Lower resolution printing:
Presentation Matte Paper
Glossy Paper - Heavyweight
S041291
Photo Paper
Semi-gloss Paper Heavyweight
S041292
Semigloss Photo Paper
Photo Glossy Paper
SP91021
Photo Quality Glossy Film
Backlight Film
SP91023
Photo Quality Glossy Film
If the paper or other material you’re using is not listed in the tables, check
the instructions included with the paper. If you’re using a non-EPSON
printing material, choose the closest setting. You may have to experiment
with different settings to determine which one is best for the substrate you’re
using.
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Choosing Advanced Print Options
The advanced print options give you complete control over your printing
environment. Use these settings to experiment or to fine-tune a range of
options to meet your individual needs. Follow these steps to print with
advanced settings:
1. Follow steps 1 through 4 on page 3-3.
2. Click Custom and then click Advanced. You see a dialog box like the
following:
Each of
these three
configurations
gives you
different
options on the
lower part of
the screen.
3. Choose the Media Type setting according to the guidelines on
page 3-5. Then choose Color or Black ink.
4. Choose one of the following Print Quality settings:
•
Economy
•
Normal - 360dpi
•
Fine - 720dpi
•
Superfine - 1440dpi
The available print quality settings may be limited by the Media Type
setting. Choose lower quality for faster printing, or Superfine 1440dpi for best quality.
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5. Choose any of the following:
•
Super MicroWeave
The MicroWeave and Super MicroWeave settings eliminate
unwanted banding effects. These settings are automatically selected
for all media types except plain paper.
•
High Speed
For fast, bidirectional printing at lower quality. If vertical lines in
your printout are misaligned when you use the High Speed setting,
you may need to turn it off or align the print head (as described on
page 6-3).
•
Flip Horizontal
For printing a mirror image of your file. Use with backlight film.
6. Choose one of the following Color Management configurations:
Note
•
Color Controls
This configuration lets you specify individual values for adjusting
brightness, contrast, saturation, and CMY inks, or choose from the
three Color Adjustment modes, as shown in the table on page 3-8.
You can also choose from three Gamma settings, which control
image contrast by modifying the midtones and midlevel grays.
When you print on EPSON backlight film, choose Vivid mode and
+10 Saturation.
Color Controls are most
effective with RGB files.
•
PhotoEnhance4
When you choose this configuration, you see a sample image that
reflects the settings you choose. See page 3-8 for a description of the
available settings.
•
ColorSync
This configuration lets you select the Epson Standard profile,
created specifically for your printer. Don’t select any other printer
profile you may have on your system. Then choose from three
Rendering Intent settings for mapping colors to your printer’s
profile. See page 3-9 for more information.
•
No Color Adjustment
This setting disables color management in the printer driver.
Choose this mode if you want to use a standalone color
management module.
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7. Click Save Settings if you want to have your advanced settings
available for reuse. Then type a name for the group of settings and click
Save. The name is added to your list of custom settings.
8. When you’re finished setting advanced printer options, click OK.
Color Management Settings
The following tables list the color management settings available when you
choose either Color Controls, PhotoEnhance4, or ColorSync.
Color adjustment modes
Automatic
Analyzes the color information in your image and optimizes
color correction accordingly.
Photo-realistic
Produces sharper images and more vivid colors by
automatically adjusting the contrast, saturation, and
brightness. Corrects for overall under- or over-exposure of
the original image.
Vivid
Intensifies colors and lightens the midtones and highlights.
Best for print jobs with non-photographic images.
1.5 Gamma
Produces the same contrast values as earlier EPSON ink jet
printers.
1.8 Gamma
Increases contrast.
2.2 Gamma
Matches image colors with sRGB devices.
PhotoEnhance4 settings
Tone
Lets you choose from Normal for standard tone correction,
Hard for high contrast, Vivid for more intense colors (as
defined above), Sepia, and Monochrome.
Effect
Lets you choose from 4 special effects (and set the
intensity): Sharpness, Soft Focus, Canvas, and
Parchment.
Digital Camera
Correction
Corrects noise and other flaws common to digital camera
images.
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ColorSync Rendering Intent settings
Perceptual
For photographic images. Maintains the relationship
between colors as it scales them to fit within your printer’s
color gamut.
Saturation
For charts and business graphics. Maintains the relative
saturation of colors from one gamut to another.
Colorimetric
For projects with known colors, such as labels and
packaging. Maintains colors that fall within the gamut of
both your monitor and printer.
Managing Print Jobs
Your printer comes with several utilities that let you check on your print jobs
and schedule, cancel, pause, or restart them. First you need to set up
background printing, so you can continue to work on your Macintosh while
a file is being printed. Note that background printing is slower and may also
slow down your system.
Note
If you experience
problems, you may not be
able to use background
printing.
Setting Up Background Printing
You can set up background printing from the Chooser or you can use the
background printing button on the Print dialog box. Follow these steps to
set up background printing:
1. Open the Print dialog box as described on page 3-3.
2. Click the background printing button
dialog box:
. You see the following
Not available if
background printing
is turned off
3. To turn background printing on, click the On button.
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4. To select a priority for your print job in the queue of jobs waiting to
print, click one of the following:
•
Urgent to print before any Normal priority job
•
Normal to print in the order the job is received
•
Print at: to print at the specific time you enter in the day and time
in the fields to the right
•
Hold to hold the print job in the print queue until you’re ready to
release it using Monitor3; see the following section for details.
5. Click OK to save your settings and return to the printer settings dialog
box.
6. Click Print to print your document.
If you selected Print at: or Hold, your document is spooled, but held in
the print queue until the print time specified or until released using
Monitor3, as described in the following section.
Using Monitor3
The Monitor3 utility lets you prioritize and control your print jobs as well as
monitoring their progress.
After you send a print job, click the current application icon at the right end
of the menu bar and select EPSON Monitor3. You see a window like the
following:
Current
print jobs
Jobs waiting
to print
Click to set priorities
or print times for
waiting print jobs.
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The progress bar tracks the current print job.
To cancel, hold, or restart a print job, click the document’s name, then click
one of the following buttons:
•
Click
to delete
•
Click
to restart
•
Click
to hold
You can also double-click a file in the list to preview it, or double-click
Copies to change the number of copies to be printed.
If you want to change the printing priority of a print job or set a specific
time for it to print, click the Show details arrow at the bottom of the
window. The Priority list becomes active.
Note
If you see a stop sign icon
and the message Print
queue on hold in the
EPSON Monitor3 dialog
box, select Start print
queue from the Printer
menu to release the
queue and resume
printing.
Priority list box
Settings selected for
the highlighted print job
Click the print job whose priority you want to change. Then click the
Priority list box and select one of the following settings:
•
Normal prints the job in the order it is received
•
Urgent moves the job before Normal priority jobs in the print queue
•
Hold holds the job in the print queue until you’re ready to release it for
printing by clicking
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•
Print Time opens the Set Print Time
dialog box. Enter the date and time
you want to print the document, then
click OK.
Click Stop Print Queue to stop all printing
until you click Start Print Queue.
You can also click
to check your ink levels or click
to start the print
head cleaning utility. See page 6-2 for more information about the cleaning
utility.
Cancelling Printing
If you need to cancel a print job, follow these steps:
1. Press the Power button to turn off the printer.
2. Do one of the following, depending on whether you’re using
background printing:
•
If background printing is turned off, hold down the J key on your
keyboard and press the (.) period key to cancel the print job.
•
If background printing is turned on, select EPSON Monitor3 from
the application menu. Click the
button, then click the stop
button
to cancel the print job.
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Chapter 4:
Printing with
EPSON Drivers
for Windows
The EPSON Stylus Pro 7000 comes with drivers and utilities that let you
print and manage print jobs in non-PostScript mode without a RIP. ICC
profiles are included, so you can use advanced color management features of
your applications or the driver itself.
The driver CD-ROM also includes an electronic Reference Guide to your
printer and EPSON printer software. You can read the guide using a Web
browser, such as Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Explorer, versions 3.0 or
later.
This chapter includes the following information:
•
Choosing basic print options
•
Choosing paper and layout options
•
Choosing advanced print options
•
Managing print jobs
Choosing Basic Print Options
Before you print, you need to set basic printing properties. The EPSON
driver offers automatic settings that optimize print quality and speed when
you’re using EPSON media. You can also choose advanced settings for more
control over your printer and color management. See page 4-7 for
instructions on advanced settings.
Follow these steps to make basic settings for automatic printer adjustments:
1. Choose Print from the File menu of your application. You see the Print
dialog box.
2. Make sure your EPSON Stylus Pro 7000 or printer is selected, and then
click the Properties button. (If you see a Setup, Printer, or Options
button, click it instead. Then click Properties on the next window.)
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Note
A dialog box like the following appears:
If you need more
information about print
options, you can click the
Help button on any dialog
box.
This box shows
you the current
settings, but you
can’t change
them from here.
Click if you need
more information.
3. Select a Media Type setting appropriate for the media you’re printing
on, as listed in the tables on page 4-4.
4. Select Color or Black ink.
5. Set the Mode option as follows:
•
Click Automatic to have the printer driver analyze the contents of
your image or file and make the appropriate printing adjustments. If
a Quality/Speed slider appears in the Mode box, set it according to
the priorities of your print job. (Depending on the Media Type
setting, this slider may not appear.)
•
Click PhotoEnhance to choose from a number of settings designed
for low-resolution photographs: Standard, People, Nature, Soft
Focus, and Sepia. You can also select Digital Camera Correction
to correct noise and other flaws common to digital camera images.
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•
Note
You can also create your
own settings and add
them to this list. See
page 4-9 for more
information.
Click Custom and then choose one of the print job types from the
custom settings list, as described below:
Custom print job settings
Setting
Usage
Text/Graph
Intensifies colors and lightens the midtones and
highlights. Best for print jobs with nonphotographic images.
ICM
Adjusts colors based on your printer’s ICC profile,
using the Image Color Matching system (effective
in Windows 98/2000 only). If you’re using an ICMcompatible monitor, adjusts printed colors to
closely match screen colors.
sRGB
Adjusts colors using the small-gamut sRGB
(standard red green blue) color space. Best for
color matching with other sRGB devices, or for
images designed for the Web.
6. When you’re finished choosing print options, click the Paper tab and
follow the instructions on page 4-5 for choosing paper and layout
options.
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Selecting the Correct Media Type
Note
The following tables list the settings designed to produce the best prints on
EPSON media:
EPSON Stylus Pro 7000 cut sheet Media Type settings
Product name
Check the EPSON Web
site (http://prographics.
epson.com) or your
authorized EPSON dealer
for new papers and other
media that may be
available.
Product codes
Media Type setting
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper S041026, S041029,
S041043, S041044,
S041045, S041061,
S041062, S041068,
S041069, S041070,
S041071, S041079
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Photo Paper
S041280, S041156,
S041140, S041141,
S041142, S041143
Photo Paper
Photo Quality Glossy Film
S041075, S041074,
S041073, S041072,
S041071
Photo Quality Glossy Film
Poster Board—Semi-Gloss
S041237
Semigloss Photo Paper
EPSON Stylus Pro 7000 roll media Type settings
Product name
Product code
Media Type setting
Presentation Matte Paper
S041295
1440 dpi printing:
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Lower resolution printing:
Presentation Matte Paper
Glossy Paper - Heavyweight
S041291
Photo Paper
Semi-Gloss Paper Heavyweight
S041292
Semigloss Photo Paper
Photo Glossy Paper
SP91021
Photo Quality Glossy Film
Backlight Film
SP91023
Photo Quality Glossy Film
If the paper or other material you’re using is not listed in the tables, check
the instructions included with the paper. If you’re using a non-EPSON
printing material, choose the closest setting. You may have to experiment
with different settings to determine which one is best for the substrate you’re
using.
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Note
Many application settings
override the printer’s
Paper options. Always
verify settings to get the
results you expect.
Choosing Paper and Layout Options
Many of the Paper options correspond to paper handling features that you
can also set through the control panel. Software options give you additional
settings and override control panel settings. Follow these steps to choose
Paper and layout options:
1. From the Main Print Properties dialog box, click the Paper tab. You see
the Paper dialog box:
2. Select the type of paper you loaded in the printer from the Paper
Source list.
Note
If you’re using roll paper
and you choose a paper
size that’s larger than
your image, the image
will be centered in the
space you selected.
If your image is more than 62 inches long, select Roll Paper (Banner).
You can also use this setting to print a series of continuous images
without any “margin space” between them.
3. From the Paper Size list, select your image size (if you’re using roll
paper) or the size of your sheet. For paper size equivalents in inches, see
page 8-2. If your size is not listed, select User Defined. Then enter the
size in hundredths of an inch (or centimeters).
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4. When you’re using roll paper, set the following options:
•
Auto Rotate
Saves paper if your document length is shorter than the printable
width of the paper roll. The document will be turned automatically
by 90 degrees and printed crosswise. This setting is not available for
Roll Paper (Banner).
•
Auto Cut
Choose this option if you want the paper to be cut automatically
after each page is printed.
•
Print Page Line
Prints trim lines on the right and bottom edges of your pages.
•
Save Roll Paper
Saves paper by not feeding the blank portion of the last page of your
document. Applicable in Roll Paper (Banner) mode only.
5. Make the settings you want for Orientation, Copies, and Printable
Area.
6. If you want to reduce or enlarge your image, click the Layout tab. You
see a window like the following:
7. Choose the appropriate settings, then click OK.
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Choosing Advanced Print Options
The advanced print options give you complete control over your printing
environment. Use these settings to experiment or to fine-tune a range of
options to meet your individual needs. Follow these steps to print with
advanced settings:
1. Follow steps 1 through 4 on pages 4-1 to 4-2.
2. Click Custom and then click the Advanced button that appears on the
screen.
You see a dialog box like the following:
When you choose PhotoEnhance4,
you see a different set of options
on the lower part of the screen.
3. Choose the Media Type setting according to the guidelines on
page 4-2. Then choose Color or Black ink.
4. Choose one of the following Print Quality settings:
•
Normal - 360dpi
•
Fine - 720dpi
•
Superfine - 1440dpi
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The available print quality settings may be limited by the Media Type
setting. Choose lower print quality for faster printing, or Superfine 1440dpi for best quality.
5. Choose any of the following:
•
Super MicroWeave
The MicroWeave and Super MicroWeave settings eliminate
unwanted banding effects. These settings are automatically selected
for all media types except plain paper.
•
High Speed
For fast, bidirectional printing at lower quality. If vertical lines in
your printout are misaligned when you use the High Speed setting,
you may need to turn it off or align the print head (as described on
page 6-3).
•
Flip Horizontal
For printing a mirror image of your file. Use with backlight film.
Note
6. Choose one of the following Color Management configurations:
•
Color Controls
This configuration lets you specify individual values for adjusting
brightness, contrast, saturation, and CMY inks, or choose from the
three Color Adjustment modes, as shown in the table on page 4-9.
You can also choose from three gamma settings, which control
image contrast by modifying the midtones and midlevel grays.
When you print on EPSON backlight film, choose Vivid mode and
+10 Saturation.
Color Controls are most
effective with RGB files.
•
PhotoEnhance4
When you choose this configuration, you see a sample image that
reflects the settings you choose. See page 4-9 for a description of the
available settings.
•
No Color Adjustment
This setting disables color management in the printer driver.
Choose this mode if you want to use a standalone color
management module.
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•
ICM
Adjusts colors based on your printer’s ICC profile, using the Image
Color Matching system (effective in Windows 98/2000 only). If
you’re using an ICM-compatible monitor, adjusts printed colors to
closely match screen colors.
•
sRGB
Adjusts colors using the small-gamut sRGB (standard red green
blue) color space. Best for color matching with other sRGB devices,
or for images designed for the Web.
7. Click Save Settings if you want to have your advanced settings
available for reuse. Then type a name for the group of settings and click
Save. The name is added to your list of custom settings.
8. When you’re finished setting advanced printer options, click OK.
Color Management Settings
The following tables list the color management settings available when you
choose either Color Controls or PhotoEnhance4.
Color adjustment modes
Automatic
Analyzes the color information in your image and optimizes
color correction accordingly.
Photo-realistic
Produces sharper images and more vivid colors by
automatically adjusting the contrast, saturation, and
brightness. Corrects for overall under- or over-exposure of
the original image.
Vivid
Intensifies colors and lightens the midtones and highlights.
Best for print jobs with non-photographic images.
1.5 Gamma
Produces the same contrast values as earlier EPSON ink jet
printers.
1.8 Gamma
Increases contrast.
2.2 Gamma
Matches image colors with sRGB devices.
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PhotoEnhance4 settings
Tone
Lets you choose from Normal for standard tone correction,
Hard for high contrast, Vivid for more intense colors (as
defined above), Sepia, Monochrome, and None (no tone
adjustment).
Effect
Lets you choose from 4 special effects (and set the
intensity): Sharpness, Soft Focus, Canvas, Parchment,
and None.
Digital Camera
Correction
Corrects noise and other flaws common to digital camera
images.
Managing Print Jobs
Your printer comes with several utilities that let you check on your print
jobs and schedule, cancel, pause, or restart them. The Progress Meter opens
each time you send a print job. The Spool Manager (not available with
Windows NT) appears on the taskbar when you print. Status Monitor 3,
which also appears on the taskbar, lets you check the printer’s status as
well as monitoring print jobs. See page 5-10 for information about Status
Monitor 3.
Using the Progress Meter
After you send a print job, the progress meter window appears on your
screen:
Click to cancel.
Click to pause/resume printing.
Click for more details on
the displayed printing tip.
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You can use the buttons to cancel, pause, or restart your print job. You also
see the amount of ink remaining in each cartridge and view various printing
tips.
If you don’t want the progress meter to appear, you can turn it off. See
page 5-11 for instructions.
Using the Spool Manager
The Spool Manager (not available with Windows NT) displays the status of
your print job files and lets you control them.
To open spool manager while you’re printing, click the EPSON Stylus
Pro 7000 icon that appears on the taskbar at the bottom of the screen.
You see the Spool Manager window:
Print job
file
Command buttons
To cancel, pause, resume, or restart a print job, click the job to highlight it;
then click the corresponding command button on the bottom of the
window.
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4-12
Chapter 5:
Monitoring
the Printer
The EPSON Stylus Pro 7000 includes a number of utilities for monitoring
the printer. The control panel displays status messages and error messages,
and the lights alert you when a problem occurs or your ink runs out. Status
monitoring software utilities for both Macintosh and Windows systems are
included with the EPSON drivers.
The RIP Station 5100 also displays error messages and provides printer
monitoring. See the RIP Station 5100 User Guide for more information.
This chapter tells you how to respond to the lights and messages, how to use
the status-checking features on the control panel, and how to use the
monitoring software. The following information is covered:
•
Checking printer status from the control panel
•
Responding to control panel lights and messages
•
Checking printer status from a Macintosh
•
Checking printer status from Windows
Checking Printer Status from the Control Panel
The printer’s control panel includes buttons, lights, and a liquid crystal
display (LCD):
display
You can use the control panel to check the amount of ink remaining, total
number of prints, and the status of your cutter blade and other printer parts.
You can also print a status check.
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In addition to checking the status of various components, you can use the
SelecType™ menus on the printer’s control panel to configure printer
settings and perform maintenance operations. See the Appendix for more
information.
Pausing and Resetting the Printer
If you need to stop the printer during a print job, press the Pause button.
Press the Pause button again to resume printing.
If you decide to cancel a job after the printer has started processing it, you
can reset the printer. Press the Pause button and hold it down for 3 seconds.
This clears all data in the printer’s memory.
Monitoring Normal Printer Operation
Messages appear on the control panel display and lights come on or flash to
indicate various phases of printer operation. The following table explains the
status messages and lights:
Status messages
Message
Light
Explanation or response
READY
Operate light on
Printer is ready to print.
PRINTING
Operate light flashing Printer is receiving data.
INK DRY
<number> MIN
Pause light flashing
Printer is paused to let ink dry.
Wait for the number of minutes
shown.
INK CHARGING
<number> %
Operate and Pause
light flashing
Printer is charging the ink delivery
system.
TRANSPORT PREP
<number> %
Operate light flashing Printer is draining the ink to
prepare for transport.
RESET
All lights flash briefly
Printer is resetting.
PRESS PAUSE
BUTTON
Pause light on
Press the Pause button to
continue.
WAIT
Pause light on or
flashing
Printer is warming up, initializing
or charging ink.
PAUSE
Pause light on
Printer is paused. To resume
printing, press the Pause button.
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Checking Ink Levels and Component Life
You can view printer status information on the control panel display,
including amount of ink remaining in each cartridge, page count, and the
status of various printer parts. Follow these steps:
1. Press the SelecType button on the control panel. Press it several times
until you see PRINTER STATUS MENU on the display.
<number> on the
2. Press the Item button. You see VERSION
display. This indicates the firmware version installed in your printer.
3. Continue pressing the Item button to display the amount remaining for
each of the 6 inks or service life remaining for a number of printer parts.
The indicators read as follows:
E*****F = full (or full life remaining)
E**** F = 3/4 full (or 3/4 life remaining)
E*** F = 1/2 full (or 1/2 life remaining)
E**
F = 1/4 full (or 1/4 life remaining)
E*
F = nearly empty (or service life near end)
<nn>% F = less than 10% of ink (or service life) remaining
Following is a list of the items displayed. Note that all parts on the list
(except the ink cartridges and paper cutter) need to be replaced by an
authorized EPSON service center.
INK LEFT-K (black)
TOTAL PRINTS
INK LEFT-C (cyan)
WASTE INK (waste ink system)
INK LEFT-M (magenta)
CR MOTOR (carriage motor)
INK LEFT-LC (light cyan)
PF MOTOR (paper feed motor)
INK LEFT-LM (light magenta)
HEAD UNIT (print head)
INK LEFT-Y (yellow)
CLEANER (cleaning unit)
CUTTER LIFE (paper cutter)
4. Press the SelecType button to exit the Printer Status menu.
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Printing a Status Check
The status check shows the current default settings, amount of ink
remaining in each cartridge, page count, and component life. Follow these
steps to print a status check:
1. Load a sheet of paper in the printer, following the instructions on 2-13.
(You can print test pages on roll paper, but you will use more paper.)
2. Press the SelecType button on the control panel. Press it repeatedly
until you see TEST PRINT MENU on the display.
3. Press the Item button until you see STATUS CHECK=PRINT on the
display.
4. Press the Enter button. The status check prints. The amount of ink left
or component life is indicated as follows:
E*****F = full (or full life remaining)
E**** F = 3/4 full (or 3/4 life remaining)
E*** F = 1/2 full (or 1/2 life remaining)
E**
F = 1/4 full (or 1/4 life remaining)
E*
F = nearly empty (or service life near end)
E
F = empty (or service life ended)
5. Press the SelecType button to exit the Test Print menu.
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Responding to Messages and Light Indicators
When your ink or paper runs out or a problem occurs, a message appears on
the display. The lights on the control panel come on or flash. The following
table lists the messages alphabetically and includes an explanation and
instructions for correcting the problem.
Error messages
Message
Light
Explanation
Response
COVER OPEN
Pause light on
Lower cover is open.
Close the lower cover. Make sure
both tabs are fastened. Restart print
job for best results.
INK LOW
Ink Out light(s)
flashing
Ink cartridge(s) are nearly
empty (printing continues).
Replace ink cartridge(s) indicated by
Ink Out light(s). See page 6-7 for
instructions.
INK OUT
Ink Out light(s)
on
Ink cartridge(s) are empty
(printing stops).
Replace the ink cartridge(s) indicated
by Ink Out light(s). See page 6-7 for
instructions.
LOAD PAPER
Paper Out
light on
Paper set lever is down while
loading paper.
Pull the paper set lever up after you
load paper.
LOAD ROLL PAPER
Paper Out
light on
Paper source setting in print
options is different from
control panel.
Make sure the right paper is loaded
and the paper source setting is the
same on the control panel and print
options.
MAINTENANCE
REQ. <error
number>
A printer part will need to be
replaced soon.
Note the error number and contact
EPSON as described in the
Introduction.
MAINTENANCE
REQ 0100
The waste ink system is
almost full.
Call an authorized EPSON servicer to
schedule replacement of the waste
ink system.
NO INK CARTRIDGE Ink Out light(s)
on
Ink cartridge(s) not installed.
Install ink cartridges as indicated by
the lights. See page 6-7 for
instructions. (Message appears when
you are replacing the cartridge.)
OPTION I/F ERROR
Wrong interface card installed. Turn off the printer and remove the
card. See page 1-4 for instructions.
LOAD SHEET
PAPER
PAPER JAM
Paper Out
light flashing
Paper has jammed in the
printer.
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Remove the jammed paper. See page
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Error messages (continued)
Message
Light
Explanation
Response
PAPER NOT CUT
Paper Out
light flashing
Roll paper was not cut
completely.
Cut the paper manually, then remove
the cut paper from the printer. Reload
paper, as described on page 2-7.
Cut paper did not fall off.
Remove the cut paper from the
printer. Reload paper.
PAPER NOT
STRAIGHT
Paper Out
light flashing
Paper slipped and fed into the
printer at an angle.
Reload paper, making sure the edges
are straight and aligned with both
rows of holes.
PAPER OUT
Paper Out
light on
No paper is loaded.
Load paper.
Paper ran out.
Remove any printouts or paper
remaining in the printer and load more
paper.
If the message appears during a print
job, reset the printer by pressing the
Pause button for 3 seconds. Then
load paper and resend the job.
RELOAD PAPER
Paper Out
light on
Paper could not be reversed
into the printing position.
Remove the paper. Reload it so that
the right and bottom edges are
straight and aligned with both rows of
holes.
Image is too wide for the
paper loaded in the printer.
Resize your image or load wider
paper.
Paper is not fully ejected.
Cut the paper at the paper insertion
slot, then reload paper.
PAPER NOT CUT error was
cleared.
Reload paper.
REMOVE PAPER
Paper Out
light on
Paper is too thick for head
cleaning.
Push the paper set lever down to
remove the paper. Head cleaning
automatically starts. After cleaning,
reload paper.
SECURE PAPER
LEVER
Paper Out
light on
Paper set lever was released
during the printing process or
another operation.
Pull the paper set lever all the way up.
Start printing again from the
beginning for best results.
SERVICE REQ.
<error number>
All lights
flashing
An error has occurred.
Note the error number, and turn the
printer off and then on. If the
message remains, contact EPSON as
described in the Introduction.
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Error messages (continued)
Message
Light
Explanation
Response
SERVICE REQ
00000100
All lights
flashing
The waste ink system is full.
Contact EPSON to have the waste ink
system replaced.
TURN PWR OFF
AND ON
This message appears after
you clear a paper jam.
Turn the printer off and then on again.
UNABLE TO PRINT
You tried to print a test pattern
while an error condition was
present.
After 3 seconds the message
disappears. Press the Pause button
to exit SelecType mode. If the
message appears again, clear the
error before you print.
Checking Printer Status from a Macintosh
The Macintosh Status Monitor utility lets you check the levels of ink in your
printer and configure error messages and spooling features.
Follow these steps to check ink levels:
1. Click the utility button
see the Utility menu:
on the Print or Page Setup dialog box. You
Click to open the
Status Monitor
utility.
2. Click the EPSON StatusMonitor icon.
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The window opens, displaying the amount of ink remaining in the
printer:
Click to recheck
ink levels.
3. To close the Status Monitor, click OK.
Configuring Printer Monitoring
You can configure the way you want the printer to handle error and warning
messages, ink level checks, and print file handling in the Configuration
Settings dialog box. Follow these steps:
1. Click the utility button
see the Utility menu.
on the Print or Page Setup dialog box. You
2. Click the Configuration button.
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You see the Configuration Settings dialog box:
Select how you want
to be notified of
errors and warnings.
Select where you want
print job files stored.
Click here to check for
errors and/or the ink
level before printing.
Click here to return to the default settings.
3. Select from the following configuration options:
•
Error notification lets you choose whether you want your system to
beep and display error message text or just display text if your
printer encounters an error.
•
Warning lets you choose whether warning messages beep and
Note
Warning messages
allow printing to
continue. Error
messages are more
serious and cause
printing to stop.
display text or display text only.
•
Temporary Spool folder and Temporary High Speed Copies
folder let you select the folders on your hard disk that store the
temporary files created when you send a job to the printer. Click the
Select button to change the folder from the default folder shown.
•
Data will be sent to the printer after being stored on your disk
prevents print head pausing. Normally, graphics are sent in
rectangular bands. When you select this option, your Macintosh
stores the entire image on its hard drive and then sends it to the
printer as a whole (recommended only for older Macintosh
systems).
•
The last two check boxes let you choose to have your software check
for errors or low ink levels before starting your print job.
4. When you’re finishing changing your configuration options, click OK to
return to the Utility menu.
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Checking Printer Status from Windows
The Windows Status Monitor 3 utility lets you check individual levels of ink
in your printer, warns you when errors occur, and allows you to control the
way printing is monitored. Follow these steps to open the utility:
1. Access the Main Printer Properties dialog box.
2. Click the Utility tab. You see the Utility menu:
Click to run
Status Monitor 3
3. Click the EPSON Status Monitor 3 button. The following window
appears. (It also opens automatically when an error occurs.)
Printer status messages
appear here.
If an ink cartridge runs low or
out, click here to display
replacement instructions.
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Setting Monitoring Preferences
You can have Status Monitor 3 alert you to any error conditions while you’re
working. This lets you know if one of your cartridges runs out of ink or if
any other problems occur. Follow these steps to set monitoring preferences:
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers. Make sure your
printer icon appears in the Printers window.
2. Right-click the Stylus Pro 7000 icon, then click Properties.
3. Click the Utility tab, then click the Speed & Progress button. You see
the Speed & Progress dialog box.
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4. Click the Monitoring Preferences button. You see the Monitoring
Preferences window:
5. Select the Notification options you want to use.
Note
After you enable the
Status Monitor Shortcut
Icon, you can right-click
the icon to display the
Monitoring Preferences
dialog box.
6. If you want to have the Status Monitor icon appear in your Windows
taskbar, click the Shortcut Icon checkbox. Then select the icon you want
to use.
After you enable the shortcut, you can simply click the icon to open the
Status Monitor window.
7. Select Allow monitoring of shared printers if your printer is shared
and you want to let other users monitor it.
8. Click OK to save your settings.
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Chapter 6:
Maintaining
and
Transporting
the Printer
The EPSON Stylus Pro 7000 requires very little maintenance to keep
working at its best. This chapter describes the following routine procedures:
•
Running a nozzle check
•
Running a cleaning cycle
•
Aligning the print head
•
Replacing ink cartridges
•
Replacing the paper cutter blade
•
Running the Speed and Progress utility
•
Cleaning the printer
•
Transporting the printer
•
Replacing the waste ink system
Running a Nozzle Check
You can run a nozzle check either from the printer’s control panel or from a
computer with the EPSON utilities.
The nozzle check prints a pattern of dots that lets you see if any print head
nozzles are clogged. If any dots are missing, you can run a cleaning cycle to
clear the nozzles. Follow these steps to print a nozzle check:
1. Load a sheet of paper in the printer, following the instructions on
page 2-13. (You can print a nozzle check on roll paper, but you will use
more paper.)
2. To run a nozzle check from a Macintosh, click the utility button
on
the Print or Page Setup dialog box. Then click the Nozzle Check button
and follow the instructions on the screen.
To run a nozzle check from Windows, access the Main Printer
Properties dialog box and click the Utility tab. Then click the Nozzle
Check button and follow the instructions on the screen.
To run a nozzle check from the printer’s control panel, press the
SelecType button repeatedly until you see TEST PRINT MENU on the
display.
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Note
The Ink Pad number under
the nozzle check pattern
indicates the remaining
percentage of the waste
ink system. You will need
to contact your authorized
EPSON servicer when
this number is low. The
printer will stop and
display an error message
when the system needs
to be replaced.
•
Press the Item button. You see NOZZLE CHECK=PRINT on the
display.
•
Press the Enter button to print the nozzle check.
3. Examine the nozzle check pattern. It should look something like this:
Each line should be complete, with no gaps in the dot pattern. If any
dots are missing, as shown below, you need to run a cleaning cycle. See
the following section for instructions.
Running a Cleaning Cycle
If your printed image is unexpectedly light or faint or dots are missing from
the image, you may need to run a cleaning cycle. This unclogs the print head
nozzles so they can deliver ink properly.
You can run a cleaning cycle either from the printer’s control panel or from a
computer with the EPSON utilities.
The cleaning process uses ink, so you should run it only if print quality
declines. Always run a nozzle check first to confirm that the head needs
cleaning; the nozzle check uses only a small amount of ink.
Follow these steps to run a cleaning cycle:
1. Make sure none of the Ink Out lights is on or flashing. (If so, you need
to replace the indicated ink cartridge before you can run a cleaning
cycle.)
2. To run the cleaning cycle from a Macintosh, click the utility button
on the Print or Page Setup dialog box. Then click the Head Cleaning
button and follow the instructions on the screen.
To run the cleaning cycle from Windows, access the Main Printer
Properties dialog box and click the Utility tab. Then click the Head
Cleaning button and follow the instructions on the screen.
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Caution
To avoid damaging the
printer, don’t turn it off
until the cleaning cycle is
finished and the Pause
light has stopped flashing.
To run the cleaning cycle from the printer’s control panel, press the
Cleaning button and hold it for at least 3 seconds. The Pause light
flashes as the printer cleans its print head. The cleaning cycle takes about
three minutes and does not use any paper.
3. When the Pause light goes off, run a test print or a nozzle check to
confirm that the head is clean.
You may need to run the cleaning cycle several times to get a clean
nozzle check pattern. For effective cleaning, always run a test print or
nozzle check between cycles. If the lines on the pattern still appear
broken after several cleaning cycles, contact EPSON for assistance.
Aligning the Print Head
If banding appears on your prints, or vertical lines are not straight, you need
to align the print head. You can use the Print Head Alignment utility if you
have the EPSON printer driver installed. If not, you can align the print head
using the control panel.
For best results, use EPSON 24-inch roll paper. The process takes about 15
minutes (to print 12 patterns of 7 rows each) and aligns the print head for all
modes and resolutions.
Running the Print Head Alignment Utility
1. Load roll paper in the printer, following the instructions on page 2-3.
2. Macintosh: click the utility button
box.
in the Print or Page Setup dialog
Windows: access the Main Printer Properties dialog box and click the
Utility tab.
3. Click the Print Head Alignment button.
4. Follow the messages on your screen. The head alignment patterns are
printed.
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Note
5. After all the patterns have printed, choose the row number that has the
smallest gap in each pattern. In the first example below, row 4 has the
smallest gaps. In the second example, row 6 has the smallest gaps.
patterns #1-5, #7, #9-12
Each pattern consists of
seven numbered rows.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
patterns #6, #8
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6. Select the row you chose in step 5 for each pattern (for example, row 4),
then click Finish.
If the set with the smallest gap is unclear and can’t be selected, click the
Realignment button and repeat from step 5.
Aligning the Print Head from the Control Panel
If you are using the RIP Station 5100 or a third party driver and you don’t
have the EPSON printer driver installed, you can align the print head using
the control panel.
•
First you print a series of alignment or adjustment patterns.
•
Then you determine which numbered row of patterns has the best
vertical alignment (smallest gaps). You enter the information on the
control panel to change the print head alignment.
Follow these steps to align the print head using the control panel:
1. Load roll paper in the printer, following the instructions on page 2-7.
2. Press the SelecType button until HEAD ALIGNMENT MENU is
displayed.
3. Press the Item button. PAPER THICK=STD appears on the display.
If you’re using EPSON paper, leave this setting on STD.
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If you’re using other media, enter the thickness value of the paper in
0.1-mm increments by pressing the + or – button.
4. Press the Enter button to save the setting. ADJUST. PATT.= ALL
appears on the display.
5. Press the Enter button to print the full series of alignment patterns.
Each pattern consists of seven numbered rows.
If you want to print a single alignment pattern, press the + or – button
until the pattern number appears. Then press the Enter button.
After you have printed all the patterns, you need to check them carefully
to determine which row in each set has the smallest gaps. Refer to the
examples shown on page 6-4, then continue with the following steps to
complete the alignment procedure:
6. Examine pattern #1 (or the pattern you printed) and determine which
row of lines has the smallest gaps.
7. Check the control panel display. It should show something like #1 = 4,
indicating that row 4 is selected for pattern #1.
8. Use the + or – button to select the best aligned row for pattern #1. Then
press the Enter button to register the setting. The control panel display
changes to show #2 = 4.
9. Repeat steps 6 to 8 for each pattern you printed. If you need to verify
any of the settings, press Enter repeatedly to cycle through the patterns.
After you have registered all the patterns, press the Pause button to exit
head alignment mode and return to normal printer operation.
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Caution
For best results, use
genuine EPSON
cartridges and do not
refill them. Damage to
your printer attributable
to the use of other
consumables is not
covered by EPSON’s
warranty. Color accuracy
may vary considerably if
you use non-EPSON inks.
Replacing Ink Cartridges
When one of the Ink Out lights is flashing (and INK LOW is displayed on
the control panel), the corresponding cartridge is almost out of ink. Make
sure you have a replacement cartridge. When the light stays on and INK
OUT is displayed, the cartridge is empty. You must replace the cartridge
before you can continue printing.
Use the following EPSON ink cartridges:
•
•
•
Black
Cyan
Magenta
T460011
T463011
T462011
•
•
•
Light cyan
T465011
Light magenta T464011
Yellow
T461011
Before you start, make sure the printer is on. Then follow these steps to
replace an ink cartridge:
Caution
1. Note the color of the Ink Out light that is on or flashing. This is the
cartridge that you need to replace.
Leave the empty
cartridge in the printer
until you are ready to
replace it.
2. Open the ink compartment cover.
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Warning
3. Locate the slot containing the empty ink cartridge (corresponding to the
Ink Out light). Carefully pull the empty cartridge straight out of the
printer.
If ink gets on your hands,
wash them thoroughly with
soap and water. If ink gets
into your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
4. Make sure the replacement cartridge is the correct color, and remove it
from its package.
Note
5. Hold the ink cartridge with the arrow mark face up and pointing to the
rear of the printer. Then insert the ink cartridge into the slot until the
corresponding Ink Out light goes off.
If you can’t insert the
cartridge smoothly, you
may have the wrong
cartridge. Check the
package and product
code.
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Note
6. Close the ink compartment cover.
If the Ink Out light
remains on, the cartridge
may not be installed
correctly. Remove the
cartridge and then
reinsert it as described
above.
Replacing the Paper Cutter Blade
If you notice that your paper isn’t cut cleanly, the cutter blade may need to
be replaced. If you use the blade to cut heavy stock or non-EPSON media,
you may need to replace it more often. You can also check the status of your
cutter by printing the status check sheet or using the Printer Status menu on
the control panel. See page 5-4 or 5-3 for instructions.
To obtain a new cutter blade (part number C815131), contact your dealer.
To replace the cutter blade, you first need to remove the used blade, as
described in the following section.
Warning
Removing the Used Cutter Blade
Be careful not to cut
yourself while replacing the
paper cutter blade.
Make sure the printer is on, then follow these steps to remove the blade:
1. Press the SelecType button repeatedly until CUTTER REPLACE
MENU appears on the display.
2. Press the Item button. CUT. REPLACE=EXEC. appears on the display.
Caution
3. Press the Enter button. The paper cutter holder moves to the
replacement position.
To avoid damaging your
printer, never move the
paper cutter holder by
hand.
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4. When the holder stops moving and OPEN LOWER COVER appears on
the display, open the lower cover by pulling down on the handles.
5. When REPLACE CUTTER appears on the display, you can open the
casing. Push in the side pin while turning the paper cutter cover to the
right.
Note
6. Slowly take your finger off the side pin. The paper cutter raises so it can
be removed.
Be careful not to let the
cutter or the spring coil
pop out of the casing.
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7. Carefully remove the cutter blade from the printer.
Installing the New Cutter Blade
After you have removed the used cutter blade, you’re ready to install the new
one. Follow these steps:
1. Remove the new blade from its package.
2. Make sure the spring coil is inside the cutter holder. If necessary,
reinstall the coil.
3. Fully insert the new blade into the paper cutter holder in the direction
shown below.
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4. Push in the side pin while turning the paper cutter cover to the left to
close the casing. CLOSE LOWER COVER appears on the display.
5. Close the lower cover. The cutter holder moves to the home (far right)
position and READY appears on the display.
After you replace the cutter blade, the print head nozzles may be clogged.
Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle if necessary.
Running the Speed and Progress Utility for
Improved Windows Printing
With this utility, you can speed up the way your printer driver processes
multiple-copy print jobs, optimize your printer port for the fastest data
transfer rate, and configure the progress meter.
To access the Speed & Progress dialog box, you must open your printer
software from the Windows Printers utility as described below.
1. Click Start, point to Settings, then click Printers.
2. Right-click your printer icon and select Properties (Windows 95 and 98)
or Document Defaults (Windows NT) from the menu.
3. Click the Utility tab. You see the Utility menu.
4. Click the Speed & Progress button.
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You see the Speed and Progress dialog box:
Not available with
Windows NT
If you have more than one hard
drive, you can select a folder for
storing multiple copy print jobs
here.
5. Select from the following options:
•
High Speed Copies speeds up printing of multiple copies of the
same document using hard disk space as a cache. If you have
multiple hard drives, you can select a high speed copy folder for
storing copies.
Note
If you’re using Windows
NT, you may be able to
improve printing speed
by configuring your
parallel port. For more
information, see “Using
Port Configuration” in
your electronic Reference
Guide.
•
Show Progress Meter lets you control whether or not the Progress
Meter is displayed when you send a print job.
•
EPSON Printer Port (not available with Windows NT 4.0) lets you
optimize the transfer rate of your printer port for EPSON printers
instead of using the Windows default printer port. You may see one
of these messages beneath the EPSON Printer Port option:
High speed (DMA) transfer enabled tells you that you’re already
using fast DMA transfer mode.
For higher data transfer rates, use DMA transfer lets you know
that you can speed up printing by enabling DMA transfers on your
system. See your electronic Reference Guide for instructions on using
DMA transfers, if your computer supports them. For more
information, see your computer documentation or contact your
computer manufacturer’s technical support.
If you see no message, you cannot enable DMA transfers on your
system.
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Caution
Be careful not to touch
the gears inside the
printer.
To avoid damaging the
components as well as
the case, never use
alcohol or thinners to
clean the printer.
Be careful not to get
water on the printer
mechanism or electronic
components.
6. Click OK to close the Speed & Progress dialog box and return to the
Utility menu. Then click OK again to exit the Printers utility.
Cleaning the Printer
To keep your printer working at its best, you should clean it thoroughly
several times a year.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off and all the lights on the control panel
are off. Then unplug the power cord.
2. Open the roll paper cover and remove the roll paper spindle. Remove
any paper or other media from the printer.
3. Make sure the ink cartridge compartment is closed. Then use a soft
brush to carefully clean away any dust or dirt.
Don’t use a hard or
abrasive brush.
4. Open the lower cover and use a soft brush to carefully clean away any
dust or dirt inside the lower cover. Then close the cover.
Don’t spray the inside
of the printer with
lubricants; unsuitable
oils can damage the
mechanism. Contact
your dealer or a qualified
servicer if your printer
needs lubrication.
5. If you’re using the printer stand, first remove the paper hammock. Then
clean away any dust or dirt around the stand using a soft brush.
6. If the outer case is dirty, clean it with a soft, clean cloth dampened with
mild detergent. Keep the ink cartridge compartment closed to prevent
water from getting inside.
7. If the area under the roll paper cover accidentally gets soiled with ink,
wipe it off with a damp cloth.
8. To wash the paper hammock, remove the shafts, then machine wash
with mild detergent and air dry.
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Transporting the Printer
When you need to ship your printer, you should repack it using the original
box and packing materials. Follow these steps to prepare the printer for
transport:
Caution
To avoid spilling ink
inside the printer during
transportation, make
sure you remove the
cartridges and follow
these instructions for
draining the ink lines.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on. Then remove all ink cartridges as
described on page 6-8.
2. Make sure the paper set lever is in the secured position and the lower
cover is closed. Then press the Power button to turn off the printer.
The print head moves to the home (far right) position. TRANSPORT
PREP <number> % appears on the display and the Operate light
flashes for a few minutes while the ink is drained. Then the light goes off
and the printer shuts down.
3. Remove the following parts:
•
Power cord
•
Interface cable
•
Roll paper spindle
•
All paper or other media
Push in the paper guides if necessary.
4. Install the carriage shipping restraint (packaging material).
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5. If you’re using the stand, remove the wing screws and washers from the
left and right sides, and keep them in a safe place.
Warning
The printer weighs
approximately 96 lb
(43.5 kg). Always have two
or more people lift it, using
the hand grip areas as
shown.
6. Have two or more people lift the printer off the stand, using the hand
grips.
7. Keep the printer level while you move it.
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Setting Up the Printer After Transporting It
Setting up the printer after transporting it is almost identical to setting it up
for the first time. Whenever you set up the printer, see the Assembly and
Setup Instructions.
EPSON recommends installing new cartridges after transporting the printer.
Because of the ink charging process, you will not be able to save ink by
reinstalling used cartridges.
Moving the Printer on the Stand
Caution
Do not roll the printer
on angled or uneven
surfaces.
If you’re using the printer stand and you need to move the printer a short
distance, such as within the same building or facility, you can roll the printer
on its casters. Follow these steps:
1. Make sure that the power cord, interface cable, roll paper spindle and
paper are removed, and the roll paper cover and lower cover are closed.
You don’t need to remove the ink cartridges.
2. Release the front casters and retract the stabilizer knobs.
3. Carefully roll the printer to its new location. Relock the casters and
extend the stabilizer knobs after moving.
The first time you start printing after moving the printer, the print head
nozzles may be clogged. You may need to run a cleaning cycle (see page 6-2)
and realign the print head (see page 6-3) to ensure good print quality.
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Replacing the Waste Ink System
Approximately every two years (or after 12000 A1-size prints), you must
have your authorized EPSON servicer replace the waste ink system. This is
necessary to prevent damage to the print head and maintain print quality.
Parts and labor for this service are not covered under the terms of the limited
warranty.
You can monitor the status of the waste ink system through the control
panel (see page 5-3) or through the Ink Pad number displayed on the nozzle
check print (see page 6-1).
The printer will display the following message on the control panel when the
waste ink system is almost full:
MAINTENANCE REQ. 0100
You should call to schedule service at this point. When the waste ink system
is at full capacity, the printer will stop and display the following message:
SERVICE REQ. 00000100
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Chapter 7:
Resolving
Problems
As you use your printer, you may occasionally experience a problem. The
first thing you should do is diagnose the problem following the guidelines in
this chapter. Then try the most likely solutions until the problem is fixed.
This chapter provides instructions for the following:
•
Diagnosing problems
•
Using hex dump mode
•
Improving print quality
•
Solving operational problems
•
Solving miscellaneous printing problems
•
Solving paper problems
•
Solving USB problems
Diagnosing Problems
The EPSON Stylus Pro 7000 includes a number of ways to help you
diagnose problems:
•
To identify the most common problems, check the messages and lights
on the printer’s control panel. See page 5-5 for more information.
•
If you’re using the EPSON printer driver and Monitor3 (Macintosh) or
Status Monitor 3 (Windows) utility, check your software for error
messages. See page 5-7 or page 5-10 for more information.
•
If you have the RIP Station 5100, check for error messages on the RIP
control panel and in the Fiery Spooler or Web Spooler utilities. See the
RIP Station 5100 User Guide for more information. (The RIP Station
5100 User Guide also includes troubleshooting guidelines.)
•
To determine whether the problem is caused by the printer itself,
disconnect the printer from the RIP and run a status check. See page 5-4
for instructions.
•
You can use the printer’s hex dump mode to pinpoint communication
problems. Then you can fax the printout to a technical support
representative or interpret it yourself. See the following section for
instructions.
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•
If none of the suggested solutions in this chapter solve your problem,
contact EPSON as described under “Where To Get Help” in the
Introduction.
Using Hex Dump Mode
You can use the printer’s hex dump mode to identify problems if you know
how to interpret hex code. Or, you can fax the hex printout to a technical
support representative.
Make sure the printer has paper loaded and is turned off. Then follow these
steps:
1. Press and hold the Pause button while you press the Power button to
turn on the printer. HEX DUMP=PRINT appears on the display.
2. Press the Enter button.
3. Send your problem file to the printer.
The data in the print buffer is printed with 16-byte hex data in the left
column and corresponding ASCII characters in the right column. If the
last data is less than 16 bytes, you need to press the Pause button to
print it.
4. After you’re finished using hex dump mode, press the Power button to
turn the printer off and exit maintenance mode.
Improving Print Quality
You can often improve print quality by doing the following:
•
Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle. See page 6-1 for instructions.
•
Align the print head. See page 6-3 for instructions.
•
When you send a print job, make sure your print options are set
correctly. For more information, see Chapter 3 or 4 if you’re using the
EPSON printer driver or the RIP Station 5100 User Guide (if you have
the RIP).
If none of these suggestions help, try the solutions on the following page.
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Print quality problems
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
Your print has
horizontal banding.
Print options are set incorrectly
for the media you’re using.
Make sure the Print Mode or Media Type setting
is correct for the media you’re printing on.
You’re printing on the wrong side
of the paper or other media.
If you’re using roll paper, make sure it’s correctly
attached to the spindle. See page 2-3 for
instructions. If you’re using a cut sheet, make sure
the printable side is face up.
Print head nozzles are clogged.
Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle (page 6-1).
Your ink supply is low or too old.
Check the Ink Out lights and replace ink cartridges
if necessary, as described on page 6-7.
Your print has vertical
misalignment or
banding.
The print head is out of
alignment.
Align the print head, as described on page 6-3.
If you’re using the EPSON driver,
the High Speed setting is
selected.
Turn off the High Speed setting. See Chapter 3 or
4 for instructions.
Colors are incorrect or
missing.
Print options are set incorrectly
for the media you’re using.
Make sure the Print Mode or Media Type setting
is correct for the media you’re printing on.
You’re printing on the wrong side
of the paper or other media.
If you’re using roll paper, make sure it’s correctly
attached to the spindle. See page 2-3 for
instructions. If you’re using a cut sheet, make sure
the printable side is face up.
Print head nozzles are clogged.
Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle (page 6-1).
The color settings in your
application or print options are
incorrect.
Make sure your color settings are correct.
Your ink is too old.
Check the expiration date printed on each
cartridge. If the cartridge is too old, replace it as
described on page 6-7.
Print options are set incorrectly
for the media you’re using.
Make sure the Print Mode or Media Type setting
is correct for the media you’re printing on.
Print head nozzles are clogged.
Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle (page 6-1).
Your ink supply is low.
Check the Ink Out lights and replace ink cartridges
if necessary, as described on page 6-7.
The paper configuration setting is
too thick.
Use the control panel to select thinner paper. See
page 2-21 for instructions.
The platen gap setting is too
wide.
Use the control panel to change the setting from
WIDE to AUTO. See page 2-18 for instructions.
Your print has gaps or
appears faint.
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Print quality problems (continued)
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
Your print appears
blurry or smeared.
Print options are set incorrectly
for the media you’re using.
Make sure the Print Mode or Media Type setting
is correct for the media you’re printing on.
You’re using the wrong paper
configuration setting (for
non-EPSON media).
Use the control panel to register and select your
paper thickness and dry time. See page 2-21 for
instructions. If you’re using the RIP, you can set
dry time between passes in seconds.
Your paper doesn’t meet the
required specifications or
contains too much moisture.
Change your paper.
You’re printing on the wrong side
of the paper or other media.
If you’re using roll paper, make sure it’s correctly
attached to the spindle. See page 2-3 for
instructions. If you’re using a cut sheet, make sure
the printable side is face up.
Ink has leaked in the paper path.
Wipe the paper path area of the printer with a soft,
clean cloth. See page 6-14 for cleaning
instructions.
You’re using high speed
(bi-directional) printing.
Turn off the High Speed or Bi-Directional setting
in your Print Options.
Print head nozzles are clogged.
Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle (page 6-1).
The paper configuration setting is
too thin.
Use the control panel to select thicker paper. See
page 2-21 for instructions.
The platen gap setting is too
narrow.
Use the control panel to change the setting from
AUTO to WIDE. See page 2-18 for instructions.
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Solving Operational Problems
If you can’t turn the printer on, if it stops printing unexpectedly, or if
nothing prints, check the following:
•
The printer is turned on and the Operate light is on.
•
The printer is plugged securely into a working electrical outlet that’s not
controlled by a switch or timer.
•
If you’re using the RIP Station 5100, make sure the interface cable is
securely connected to the printer and RIP and the RIP is turned on.
Check the RIP Station 5100 User Guide for additional troubleshooting
solutions.
If none of these suggestions help, try the solutions below:
Operational problems
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
The printer stops
printing
unexpectedly.
If the Pause light is flashing, the
printer is performing a maintenance
procedure or waiting for ink to dry.
Check the display message and lights on the
control panel. Wait until the Pause light stops
flashing.
An error has occurred.
Check the display message and lights on the
control panel. Follow the instructions for the
message on page 5-5.
Print head nozzles are clogged.
Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle (page 6-1).
The printer sounds
like it’s printing, but
nothing prints.
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Operational problems (continued)
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
Nothing prints.
The printer is not connected
correctly.
Turn off the printer and RIP or computer. Make
sure the interface cable is securely plugged in.
Make sure the interface cable meets the
required specifications. See Chapter 1 in this
guide or the RIP Station 5100 Getting Started
guide.
If you’re not using a RIP, make sure the interface
cable is directly connected to the computer
without passing through a printer switching
device, Zip™ drive, or extension cable.
If you are using Windows NT 4.0, try uninstalling
the EPSON printer port. Click Start, point to
Programs and EPSON Printers, then click
EPSON Printer Port Uninstall. Follow the
messages on the screen.
Your PPD (PostScript printer
description) and/or printer driver
software are not set up correctly.
Make sure your software is installed correctly
and the RIP or printer is selected.
The printer port setting doesn’t
match the printer connection port
(Windows).
Click Start, point to Settings and select Printers.
Right-click your printer icon, then select
Properties. Click the Details tab.
Make sure your printer driver is selected in the
Print using the following driver list. Then select
the port to which your printer is connected in the
Print to the following port list.
The printer driver doesn’t have
enough available memory
(Macintosh).
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To increase the available memory in your
Macintosh, select Control Panel from the
Apple® menu and double-click the Memory icon.
You can increase the size of virtual memory to
increase total available memory. Also, quit all
unnecessary applications.
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Solving Miscellaneous Printing Problems
If your printouts are not what you expected, try the suggestions below:
Miscellaneous printing problems
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
Your print has incorrect or
garbled characters.
Your PPD and/or printer driver
software are not set up correctly or not
selected.
Make sure your software is installed
correctly and the RIP or printer is
selected.
You have stalled print jobs.
Clear any stalled print jobs from Monitor3
(Macintosh) or the Progress Meter or
Spool Manager (Windows).
The printer is not connected correctly.
Turn off the printer and RIP or computer.
Make sure the interface cable is securely
plugged in at both ends.
If you are using Windows NT 4.0, try
uninstalling the EPSON printer port. Click
Start, point to Programs and EPSON
Printers, then click EPSON Printer Port
Uninstall. Follow the messages on the
screen.
Your print has incorrect
margins.
Your image is inverted.
Page size or paper size are not set
correctly in your application.
Check the settings in your application.
Make sure they are within the printer’s
printable area.
Paper size is not set correctly in your
print options.
Make sure the Paper Size setting in your
print options is correct for the paper
you’re using.
Paper is loaded incorrectly.
Reload paper, aligning it correctly with
the row of holes in the printer. See
Chapter 2 for instructions.
The ROLL MARG (roll paper margin)
setting on the control panel is
incorrect.
If you’re using roll paper, check the
setting for ROLL MARG on the Printer
Setting Menu. See page 2-12 for more
information.
The Flip Horizontal or Print as a
mirror image setting is selected in
your print options.
Turn off the setting. See your RIP Station
5100 User Guide or page 3-7 (Macintosh)
or 4-8 (Windows) in this manual for
instructions.
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Miscellaneous printing problems (continued)
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
Blank paper is printed.
Your PPD and/or printer driver
software are not set up correctly or not
selected.
Make sure your software is installed
correctly and the RIP or printer is
selected.
Paper size is not set correctly in your
print options.
Make sure the Paper Size setting in your
print options is correct for the paper
you’re using.
You have selected Sheet, but you’re
using roll paper.
Make sure your paper settings are
correct.
A ruled line on your print
appears to shift.
The print head is out of alignment.
Align the print head as described on
page 6-5.
The bottom edge of your
print is smeared.
The paper is curled toward the
printable side.
Flatten the paper or curl it toward the
other side.
Print options are set incorrectly for the Make sure the Print Mode or Media
media you’re using (for EPSON media). Type setting is correct for the media
you’re printing on.
Color images print in black
only.
The printer continues to
feed paper after you have
cancelled a print job.
You’re using the wrong paper
configuration setting (for non-EPSON
media).
Use the control panel to register and
select your paper thickness. See
page 2-21 for instructions.
The platen gap setting is too narrow.
Use the control panel to change the
setting from AUTO to WIDE. See
page 2-18 for instructions.
Your PPD and/or printer driver
software are not set up correctly or not
selected.
Make sure your software is installed
correctly and the RIP or printer is
selected.
Black printing is selected in your print
options.
Make sure color printing is selected.
The printer still has information about
the print job in its buffer.
Press the Pause button on the printer. If
you’re using the RIP, wait until it is idle.
Then press and hold the Pause button to
reset the printer.
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Resolving Problems | 7-9
Miscellaneous printing problems (continued)
Problem
Possible cause
Solution
Printing is too slow.
The resolution or print quality setting in
your print options is too high.
Choose a lower resolution for faster
printing.
Your system doesn’t have enough
resources.
Clear space on your hard drive or run a
defragmentation utility.
Don’t run too many applications at the
same time.
Turn off virtual memory.
Add RAM to your system.
You’re using background printing on a
Macintosh.
If you’re using the EPSON driver, select
EPSON Monitor3 and increase its
memory requirements.
Turn off background printing.
You’re not using ECP or Enhanced
mode and/or DMA transfers (in
Windows).
If your computer supports ECP or
Enhanced mode and/or DMA transfers,
turn them on to speed up printing. See
your computer documentation and
page 6-13 for more information.
Solving Paper Problems
If paper feed or paper jam problems occur frequently, try one or more of the
following solutions:
•
When you’re loading roll paper, make sure you line up the edge with the
row of holes on the printer. Always turn the roll back to remove the
slack. See page 2-10 for more information.
•
If you’re not using a roll of paper that’s installed in the printer, secure it
with the roll paper belt. See page 2-7 for more information.
•
Make sure the paper is not folded, wrinkled, or damp.
•
Make sure the printer’s environment falls within the required
temperature and humidity range.
•
Make sure the paper is not too thick or too thin. See pages 2-1 and 8-2
for paper specifications.
•
Make sure no foreign objects are inside the printer.
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•
Make sure the printer is not located in a brightly lit area. The paper
sensor may not be able to operate correctly.
•
Make sure the Print Mode or Media Type setting is correct for the
media you’re printing on.
•
Make sure the platen gap setting is correct for the paper or media you’re
printing on. See page 2-18 for more information.
•
If you’re not using EPSON media, make sure you register and select
your paper’s thickness. See page 2-21 for more information.
Solving Roll Paper Ejection Problems
If you are using the printer without the stand, tightly wound roll paper may
feed out with a curl. Extend the paper guides as shown below:
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Resolving Problems | 7-11
If you’re using the printer stand, set the paper hammock in front of the
printer and extend the paper guides as shown:
Clearing Paper Jams
When paper gets jammed in the printer, printing stops and you see a PAPER
JAM message on the control panel display. Follow these steps to clear paper
jams:
1. If roll paper is jammed, cut it by hand at the paper slot.
2. Make sure the Operate light and Pause light are not flashing, then
push the paper set lever all the way down to release the jammed paper.
Pull down the
jammed paper.
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7-12 | Resolving Problems
3. Open the roll paper cover and rewind the paper using the paper stop on
the right. Carefully pull down the jammed paper.
4. When TURN PWR OFF AND ON is displayed on the control panel,
close the lower cover, if necessary, then press the Power button to turn
the printer off. Press it again to turn the printer back on.
5. Make sure the Paper Out light is on and LOAD PAPER is displayed on
the control panel. Then reload your paper.
When you’re not printing on roll paper, make sure you secure the roll
with the roll paper belt. See page 2-7 for more information.
Caution
6. If you’re not going to continue printing, make sure the print head is in
the home (far right) position, as shown below. If it’s not, turn the
printer on, wait until the print head moves to the home position, then
turn off the printer.
If the print head is not
left in the home position,
print quality may decline.
print
head
7-12
Resolving Problems | 7-13
Solving Windows USB Problems
A Windows system connected directly to the printer’s USB port must have a
“clean” installation of Windows 98 or Windows 2000. You may not be able
to install or run the USB printer driver on a computer that has been
upgraded from Windows 95.
For details about your computer, contact your dealer.
Checking Your USB Driver Installation
If you cancelled the plug-and-play driver installation before the procedure
was completed, either the USB printer device driver or the printer driver
may be installed incorrectly. Follow these steps to check the installation and
reinstall the drivers if necessary:
1. Turn the printer on. Plug the USB cable into the printer and the
computer.
2. Right-click the My Computer icon on your desktop, then click
Properties.
3. Click the Device Manager tab.
If your drivers are correctly installed, EPSON USB Printer Devices
should appear in the Device Manager list.
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7-14 | Resolving Problems
If EPSON USB Printer Devices does not appear in the Device
Manager, click the plus (+) sign beside Other devices to view the
installed devices.
If USB Printer appears under Other devices, the USB printer device
driver is not installed correctly. If EPSON Stylus Pro 7000 appears, the
printer driver is not installed correctly.
If neither USB Printer nor your printer model appears under Other
devices, click Refresh or unplug the USB cable from the printer, then
plug it in again.
4. Under Other devices , select USB Printer or your printer model, then
click Remove and click OK.
5. When the following dialog box appears, click OK. Then click OK to
close the Properties window.
6. Unplug the USB cable from the printer, then follow the instructions on
page 1-10 to reinstall the printer driver.
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Resolving Problems | 7-15
Solving USB Cable Problems
If your printer does not work correctly with a USB cable, try one or more of
these solutions:
•
Make sure you are using the recommended USB cable as described on
page 1-5.
•
Make sure the PARA. I/F setting is COMPAT. You can change this
setting using the printer’s control panel, as described on page A-3. If this
problem still occurs, turn the printer off and back on.
•
If you’re using a USB hub, connect the printer to the first tier of the
hub, or connect the printer to the computer’s USB port directly.
•
For Windows systems, try reinstalling the USB printer device driver and
the printer software. First, uninstall EPSON Printer Software using
the Add/Remove Programs utility in the Windows Control Panel, then
uninstall EPSON USB Printer Devices. Next, reinstall the software,
following the steps on page 1-10. If EPSON USB Printer Devices is
not registered in the Add/Remove Programs list, access the CD-ROM
and double-click Win 9X\epusbun. exe. Then follow the on-screen
instructions.
•
For Macintosh, you may need to upgrade to System 9.
7-15
7-16 | Resolving Problems
7-16
Chapter 8:
Specifications
Printing
Printing method
On-demand ink jet
Nozzle configuration
Black: 64 nozzles
Color: 64 nozzles for each color (cyan,
magenta, yellow, light cyan, light magenta)
Printable columns
Character mode
10 characters per inch, 237 columns
Raster graphics mode
360 dpi: 8,561 available dots
720 dpi: 17,123 available dots
1440 dpi: 34,246 available dots
Maximum printable width
23.78 inches on 24-inch paper
Maximum resolution
1440 dpi × 720 dpi
Engine reliability
Engine life
20,000 A1 images, 30% coverage (or 5 years)
Print head life
Two billion dots per nozzle
Periodic maintenance
Waste ink system requires replacement after
approximately 12,000 sheets (parts and labor
not covered under warranty)
Cutter blade life
Approximately 2000 A1 sheets
(EPSON media up to 0.11 mm thick)
Print direction
Bidirectional or unidirectional
(user-selectable)
Control code
ESC/P® Raster
Line spacing
1/6 inch or programmable
in 1/360-inch increments
Paper feed speed
200 ± 10 milliseconds per 1/6-inch line
RAM
10MB
Character sets
EPSON Courier 10 characters per inch
1
8-2 | Specifications
Paper
Cut sheet paper specifications
Size
Dimensions in
inches (approximate)
Dimensions in
millimeters
Thickness
Super A1
24 × 36
610 × 914
0.08 to 0.5 mm
US D
22 × 34
559 × 864
A1
23.4 × 33
594 × 841
B2
20.25 × 28.7
515 × 728
A2
16.5 × 23.4
420 × 594
Super A3/B
13 × 19
329 × 483
US C
17 × 22
432 × 559
B3
13.9 × 20.25
364 × 515
US B (ledger)
11 × 17
279 × 432
A3
11.7 × 16.5
297 × 420
B4
9.8 × 13.9
250 × 353
A4
8.25 × 11.7
210 × 297
Letter
8.5 × 11
216 × 279
B5
6.9 × 9.8
176 × 250
0.08 to 1.5 mm
Roll paper specifications
With standard 2-inch
spindle or optional 3-inch
spindle
Maximum
roll diameter
Width
5.90 in.
(150 mm)
8.27 to 24 in.
0.08 to 0.5 mm
(210 to 610 mm)
Thickness
Depending on the media, best feed and print quality are guaranteed on
EPSON paper with thicknesses of 0.08 to 0.11 mm.
Poor quality paper may reduce print quality and cause paper jams or other
problems. If you encounter problems, switch to a higher grade of paper.
Do not load curled, folded, or deckle-edge paper.
8-2
Specifications | 8-3
Printable Area
Maximum width 23.78 inches. Minimum margins for roll paper and sheets:
.12” (3 mm)
.12” (3 mm)
.12” (3 mm)
.12” (3 mm) roll paper*
.55” (14 mm) cut sheets
* Default roll paper top and bottom margins are .59 inches (15 mm). You can set
all margins to .12 inches (3 mm) or .59 inches (15 mm) using the control panel.
See page 2-12 for instructions.
Environmental
Operation
Storage
Transit (stored in
shipping container)
Temperature
50 to 95 °F
(10 to 35 °C)
–4 to 104 °F
(–20 to 40 °C)
(1 month at 104 °F)
–4 to 140 °F
(–20 to 60 °C)
(120 hours at 140 °F)
Humidity
(without
condensation)
20 to 80% RH
20 to 85% RH
5 to 85% RH
Mechanical
Height
22.05 inches (560 mm)
Width
43.31 inches (1100 mm)
Depth
22.52 inches (572 mm)
Weight
95.8 lb (43.5 kg), without ink cartridges or stand
Paper feed method
Friction feed (roll paper and cut sheets)
Paper path
Roll paper or cut sheets with manual insertion
8-3
8-4 | Specifications
Electrical
120 V model
220/240 V model
Input voltage range
90 to 132 V
198 to 264 V
Rated frequency range
50 to 60 Hz
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency range
49 to 61 Hz
49 to 61 Hz
Rated current
1.0 A
0.5 A
Power consumption
Approx. 100 W (ISO 10561 letter pattern)
15W or less in standby mode
Check the label on the back of the printer for voltage information.
Initialization
Hardware initialization at power on:
The printer mechanism is set to its initial state.
The input data buffer and print buffer are cleared.
The printer returns to the last default settings.
Software initialization when the [email protected] (initialize the printer)
command is received:
The print buffer is cleared.
The printer returns to the last default settings.
Panel button initialization by pressing the Pause button on the
control panel for 3 seconds or more:
The print head is capped.
Any paper in the printer is ejected.
The input data buffer and print buffer are cleared.
The printer returns to the last default settings.
Safety Approvals
Safety standards
UL 1950, CSA 22.2 No. 950
EMC
FCC part 15 subpart B class B, CSA C108.8 class B
8-4
Specifications | 8-5
Ink Cartridges
Print capacity
Approx. 28 pages/A1 (720 dpi, 40% duty)
Approx. 3,800 pages/A4 (360 dpi, 5% duty)
Cartridge life
2 years from production date
Temperature
Storage (uninstalled) –22 to 104 °F (–30 to 40 °C) 1 month at 104 °F
Storage (installed)
–4 to 104 °F (–20 to 40 °C) 1 month at 104 °F
Transit
–22 to 140 °F (–30 to 60 °C)
1 month at 104 °F, 120 hours at 140 °F
Freezing
14 °F (–10 °C); ink thaws and is usable after at
least 3 hours at 77°F (25 °C)
Dimensions
Width
0.99 in. (25.1 mm)
Depth
5.6 in. (141.1 mm)
Height
4.15 in. (105.3 mm)
Weight
Approximately 0.44 lb (200 g)
Capacity
3.7 oz (110 ml)
Print yield may vary, depending on how often you run print head cleaning
cycles and how much you use the printer. Yield of the initial cartridge set is
reduced because of ink charging.
8-5
8-6 | Specifications
Parallel Interface
Forward Channel
Data format
8-bit parallel, IEEE-1284 compatibility mode
Synchronization
STROBE pulse
Handshake timing
BUSY and ACKNLG signals
Signal level
TTL compatible
Connector
57-30360 Amphenol connector or equivalent
Reverse Channel
Transmission mode
IEEE-1284 Nibble mode
Adaptable connector
57-30360 Amphenol connector or equivalent
Synchronization
Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification
Handshaking
Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification
Signal level
IEEE-1284 Level 1 device
Data transmission timing
Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification
ECP Mode
Transmission mode
IEEE-1284 ECP mode
Adaptable connector
57-30360 Amphenol connector or equivalent
Synchronization
Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification
Handshaking
Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification
Signal level
IEEE-1284 Level 1 device
Data transmission timing
Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification
8-6
Specifications | 8-7
USB Interface
Standard
Based on Universal Serial Bus Specifications
Revision 1.0, Universal Serial Bus Device Class
Definition for Printing Devices Version 1.0
Bit rate
12 Mbps (full speed device)
Data encoding
NRZI
Adaptable connector
USB Series B
Recommended cable
length
6 feet (2 meters)
8-7
8-8 | Specifications
8-8
Appendix A:
Configuring
the Printer
You can use the SelecType menus on the printer’s control panel to configure
printer settings (as well as check the printer and perform maintenance
operations.) The following table lists the menus, their functions, and where
to find additional information:
SelecType menus
Menu
Description
For more
information,
see page
Printer Setting
Configure the printer
2-12, 2-18
Test Print
Print a nozzle check or status check
6-1, 5-4
Printer Status
Check ink levels and component life
5-3
Paper
Configuration
Register paper thickness and drying time,
and select registered configurations
2-21
Cutter
Replacement
Replace the paper cutter blade
6-9
Head Alignment
Align the print head
6-5
This chapter describes the following configuration settings:
•
Selecting the printer’s interface
•
Configuring the parallel interface
•
Changing the printer’s code page setting
•
Setting the control panel language
•
Restoring default settings
1
A-2 | Configuring the Printer
Selecting the Printer’s Interface
The printer includes both a parallel and USB interface. You can also install
an optional interface board for networking or additional connectivity. By
default, the printer automatically switches to whichever interface is receiving
data.
You can use the control panel to select an individual interface for sending
data to the printer. Follow these steps:
1. Press the SelecType button. PRINTER SETTING MENU appears on
the display.
2. Press the Item button repeatedly until INTERFACE=AUTO* appears on
the display. This is the default setting.
•
Press the + button once to select the parallel interface.
INTERFACE=PARA./USB appears on the display.
•
Continue pressing the + button to select the OPTION (optional)
interface.
You can use the + or – button to cycle through all three settings.
3. When you have selected the setting you want, press the Enter button to
save it.
4. Press the SelecType button to exit the Printer Setting menu.
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Configuring the Printer | A-3
Configuring the Parallel Interface
You can use the control panel to change the parallel interface to ECP mode
for faster printing. To use this mode, you must connect a computer directly
to the printer’s parallel interface (without a RIP), and the computer must
support ECP mode. See your computer’s documentation for more
information.
Note
Follow these steps to configure the parallel interface:
1. Press the SelecType button. PRINTER SETTING MENU appears on
the display.
If you experience any
problems using ECP
mode, switch back to
compatible mode. For
USB connection, use
compatible mode.
2. Press the Item button repeatedly until PARA. I/F=COMPAT* appears
on the display. This indicates that compatible mode (the default) is
selected.
3. Press the + button. PARA. I/F=ECP appears on the display. This sets the
parallel interface to ECP mode.
4. Press the Enter button to save your setting.
5. Press the SelecType button to exit the Printer Setting menu.
Changing the Printer’s Code Page Setting
The printer uses the PC437 code page (U.S. and standard European
character sets) by default. You can use the control panel to change it to the
PC850 code page (multilingual character sets) if necessary. Follow these
steps:
1. Press the SelecType button. PRINTER SETTING MENU appears on
the display.
2. Press the Item button repeatedly until CODE PAGE=PC437* appears
on the display.
3. Press the + button. CODE PAGE=PC850 appears on the display.
4. Press the Enter button to save your setting.
5. Press the SelecType button to exit the Printer Setting menu.
A-3
A-4 | Configuring the Printer
Setting the Control Panel Language
All control panel messages are displayed in English. However, you can use a
special printer maintenance mode to change to any of the following
languages:
•
French
•
Italian
•
German
•
Spanish
•
Portuguese
Make sure the printer is turned off, then follow these steps to change the
language for control panel messages:
1. Press and hold the Pause button while you press the Power button to
turn on the printer. HEX DUMP=PRINT appears on the display.
2. Press the Item button until LANGUAGE=ENGLISH* is displayed.
3. Press the + or – button until the language you want is displayed.
4. Press the Enter button to select the language.
5. Press the Power button to turn the printer off and exit maintenance
mode.
Restoring Default Settings
You can erase all SelecType settings you have made and restore them to their
default values. Follow these steps:
1. Press the SelecType button. PRINTER SETTING MENU appears on
the display.
2. Press the Item button repeatedly until INIT. PANEL=EXEC. appears.
3. Press the Enter button to erase all settings and restore the defaults.
4. Press the SelecType button to exit the Printer Setting menu.
A-4
Index
A
Accessories, purchasing, 5
Aligning print head, 6-3 to 6-6
AppleTalk setting, 1-7 to 1-9
Auto Cut setting, 2-8, 3-2, 4-6
Auto Rotate setting, 3-2, 4-6
B
Background printing, Macintosh,
3-9 to 3-12
Backlight Film, 2-2, 3-5, 3-7, 4-4, 4-8
Banding, 7-3
Basic printing
Macintosh, 3-3 to 3-5
Windows, 4-1 to 4-3
Basket, paper, see Hammock, paper
Belt, roll paper, 2-7
Blank pages, 7-8
Blurry prints, 7-4
Buttons, control panel, 2-10,
5-1 to 5-4, A-1 to A-4
C
Cable problems, 7-6, 7-7, 7-15
Canceling print jobs
control panel, 5-2
Macintosh, 3-11, 3-12
Windows, 4-11
Cartridges, see Ink cartridges
Casters, 6-17
Checking, 1-12
Chooser, selecting printer, 1-7
Cleaner (cleaning unit), 5-3
Cleaning
paper hammock, 6-14
print head, 6-2 to 6-3
printer, 6-14
Cleaning button, 6-2, 6-3
Cleaning cycle, running, 6-2 to 6-3
Code page setting, A-3
-1
Color management
Macintosh, 3-4, 3-7 to 3-9
Windows, 4-8 to 4-10
Color problems, 7-3, 7-8
ColorSync settings, 3-7 to 3-9
Configuration settings, Macintosh,
5-9
Configuring printer, A-1 to A-4
Contrast, 3-8
Control panel
buttons, 2-10, 5-1 to 5-4,
A-1 to A-4
configuring printer, A-1 to A-4
default settings, 2-12, A-1 to A-4
language, setting, A-4
lights, 5-2, 5-5 to 5-7
menus, A-1
messages, 5-2, 5-5 to 5-7
monitoring printer, 5-1 to 5-7
CR motor (carriage motor), 5-3
Cut sheet paper
heavy stock, 2-16 to 2-18
loading, 2-13 to 2-16
printable area, 8-3
Cut/Eject button, 2-11
Cutter Replace menu, 6-9
Cutter, replacing blade, 6-9 to 6-12
D
Data transfer, optimizing,
6-12 to 6-14
Declaration of Conformity, iii
Default settings, 2-12, A-1 to A-4
Deleting print jobs
Macintosh, 3-11, 3-12
Windows, 4-11
Diagnosing problems, 7-1 to 7-2
Dimensions of printer, 8-3
DMA transfers, 6-13
Documentation, how to use, 2 to 4
2 | Index
Drivers
Macintosh, 1-7 to 1-9, 3-1 to 3-9
Windows, 1-10 to 1-12,
4-1 to 4-10
Drying time setting, 2-21 to 2-22
E
ECP mode, 8-6, A-3
Electrical specifications, 8-4
Energy consumption, 8-4
ENERGY STAR, 5
Engine reliability, 8-1
Environmental specifications, 8-3
EPSON
Accessories, 5
help, 4 to 5
Internet FTP Site, 5
paper and film, 2-1 to 2-3, 3-5, 4-4
Preferred Protection Plan, 4
printer port, 6-13, 7-7
Web site, 5
EpsonNet Internal Print Server,
installing, 1-1 to 1-4
Error messages, 5-5 to 5-7
Error notification, 5-9
Ethernet card, installing, 1-1 to 1-4
F
Faint prints, 7-3
Film, 2-2, 3-5, 4-4
FireWire card, installing, 1-1 to 1-4
Firmware version, 5-3
Flip Horizontal setting, 3-7, 4-8, 7-7
FTP site, EPSON, 5
H
Hammock, paper, 2-19 to 2-20
Head Alignment menu, 6-5 to 6-6
Head alignment, see Print head,
aligning
Head unit (print head), 5-3
Heavy stock, 2-16 to 2-18
Height of printer, 8-3
Help, EPSON, 4 to 5
Hex dump mode, 7-2
High Speed copies, 5-9, 6-13
High Speed setting, 3-7, 4-8
Humidity requirements, 8-3
I
ICM setting, 4-3, 4-9
Initialization, 8-4
Ink
absorbing pad, 5-3
monitoring level, 5-3, 5-7 to 5-12
valve locks, 7-5
Ink cartridges
ordering, 6-7
removing for transportation, 6-15
replacing, 6-7 to 6-9
safety instructions, 7 to 8
specifications, 8-5
Ink Out light(s), 5-5 to 5-6
Interface card, installing, 1-1 to 1-4
Interface, see Parallel interface, USB
interface
Internet, 5
Item button, 5-3
L
G
Gamma setting, 3-8, 4-9
Graph setting, 3-4, 4-3
-2
Language, control panel, A-4
Lights, control panel, 5-2, 5-5 to 5-7
Index | 3
M
Macintosh
advanced print options, 3-6 to 3-9
background printing, 3-9 to 3-12
basic print options, 3-3
color management, 3-7 to 3-9
ColorSync settings, 3-7 to 3-9
configuration settings, 5-9
connecting printer, 1-5
custom print job settings, 3-4
drivers, 3-1 to 3-9
installing software, 1-7 to 1-9
managing print jobs, 3-9 to 3-12
Monitor3, 3-10 to 3-12
monitoring printer, 5-7 to 5-9
page setup options, 3-1
selecting printer in chooser, 1-7
sharing printer, 1-8 to 1-9
Status Monitor, 5-7 to 5-9
system requirements, 1-7
Utility menu, 5-7, 6-1 to 6-3
Maintenance, 6-1 to 6-14
Maintenance mode, 7-2, A-4
Manuals, how to use, 2 to 4
Margins
incorrect, 7-7
minimum, 8-3
setting default, 2-12
Mechanical specifications, 8-3
Media Type setting, 3-5, 4-4
Memory
problems, 7-6
specifications, 8-1
Menus, SelecType, A-1
Menus, SelecType, see also SelecType
menus
Messages
error, 5-5 to 5-7
status, 5-2
MicroWeave setting, 3-7, 4-8
Monitor3, 3-10 to 3-12
-3
Monitoring printer
control panel, 5-1 to 5-7
Macintosh, 5-7 to 5-9
Windows, 5-10 to 5-12
Motors, 5-3
Moving printer, 6-15 to 6-17
N
Network, sharing printer on
Macintosh, 1-8 to 1-9
Windows, 1-12 to 1-17
Nozzle check, 6-1 to 6-2
O
Operate light, 2-8, 2-15, 5-2
Optimizing data transfer,
6-12 to 6-14
P
Page count, 5-3, 8-1
Page Line setting, 2-8, 2-12, 3-2, 4-6
Paper
attaching to spindle, 2-3 to 2-4
configurations settings,
2-21 to 2-22, 7-3
cut sheet, 2-13 to 2-18
cutting manually, 2-11
drying time setting, 2-21 to 2-22
EPSON, 2-1 to 2-3, 3-5, 4-4
hammock, 2-19 to 2-20
handling, 2-1 to 2-22
heavy stock, 2-16 to 2-18
inserting the spindle, 2-5 to 2-7
jams, 7-11 to 7-12
loading for printing, 2-7 to 2-11
loading sheets, 2-13 to 2-16
non-EPSON, 2-21 to 2-22
options, Macintosh, 3-1
options, Windows, 4-5 to 4-6
printable area, 8-3
4 | Index
Paper (continued)
problems, 7-9 to 7-12
registering, 2-21 to 2-22
removing from spindle, 2-4
roll, 2-3 to 2-12
selecting registered, 2-22
setting default margins, 2-12
sizes, 2-1, 8-2
specifications, 8-2
spindle, 2-3 to 2-7
suction setting, 2-21 to 2-22
thickness setting, 2-21 to 2-22
trim lines, 2-12, 3-2, 4-6
uneven edge, 2-10
Paper basket, see Paper hammock
Paper Config. menu, 2-21, 2-22
Paper cutter, replacing blade,
6-9 to 6-12
Paper Feed buttons, 2-11
Paper feed speed, 8-1
Paper guides, 7-10 to 7-11
Paper hammock, 2-19 to 2-20
Paper Out light, 5-5 to 5-6
Paper set lever, 2-8, 2-10, 2-13 to 2-16
Paper Size setting, 3-1, 4-5, 7-7
Paper Source setting, 3-2, 4-5
Parallel interface
configuring, A-2 to A-3
connecting to, 1-6
problems, 7-6, 7-7
specifications, 8-6
Pause button, 2-10, 2-14, 2-16, 2-17
Pause light, 5-2, 5-5
Pausing print jobs
control panel, 5-2
Macintosh, 3-11
Windows, 4-11
PF motor (paper feed motor), 5-3
Photoshop color management setting,
3-4, 4-9
Platen gap setting, 2-18, 7-3
Poster board, 2-2, 2-16 to 2-18, 3-5,
4-4
Power consumption, 8-4
-4
Print head
aligning, 6-3 to 6-6
checking status, 5-3, 6-1 to 6-3
cleaning, 6-2 to 6-3
service life, 8-1
Print jobs
canceling, 3-11, 3-12, 4-11, 5-2
custom settings, 3-4, 4-3
managing, 3-9 to 3-12,
4-10 to 4-11
pausing, 3-11, 4-11, 5-2
stalled, 7-7
Print quality, 7-2 to 7-4
Print server, installing internal,
1-1 to 1-4
Print time, setting, 3-9 to 3-12
Printer
checking status, 5-1 to 5-12
cleaning, 6-14
code page setting, A-3
configuring, A-1 to A-4
connecting to Macintosh, 1-5
connecting to Windows computer,
1-5 to 1-6
control panel language, A-4
default settings, A-4
dimensions, 8-3
firmware version, 5-3
initialization, 8-4
interface, selecting, A-2
maintaining, 6-1 to 6-14
maintenance mode, 7-2, A-4
monitoring, 5-1 to 5-12
motors, 5-3
moving, 6-15 to 6-17
page count, 5-3
parallel interface, configuring, A-3
pausing, 5-2
port, EPSON, 6-13, 7-6, 7-7
removing from stand, 6-16
resetting, 5-2
sharing, 1-8 to 1-9, 1-12 to 1-17
specifications, 8-1
total engine life, 8-1
Index | 5
Printer (continued)
transporting, 6-15 to 6-17
turning off, 6
weight, 8-3
Printer Color Management setting,
3-4
Printer port problems, 7-6, 7-7
Printer Setting menu, 2-12, 2-18,
A-1 to A-4
Printer Status menu, 5-3
Printing specifications, 8-1
Problems
banding, 7-3
blank paper, 7-8
blurry prints, 7-4
cable, 7-6, 7-7
color, 7-3, 7-8
diagnosing, 7-1 to 7-2
faint prints, 7-3
garbled characters, 7-7
inverted image, 7-7
margins, 7-7
memory, 7-6
misalignment, 7-3
nothing prints, 7-6
operational, 7-5 to 7-6
paper, 7-9 to 7-12
PPD, 7-6 to 7-8
print quality, 7-2 to 7-4
printer driver, 7-6 to 7-8
printer port, 7-6, 7-7
printer stops printing, 7-5
slow printing, 7-9
smeared prints, 7-8
USB, 7-13 to 7-15
Progress Meter, 4-10 to 4-11, 6-13
R
RAM, see Memory
Registering non-EPSON media,
2-21 to 2-22
Resetting printer, 5-2
-5
Resolution
Macintosh, 3-6
specifications, 8-1
Windows, 4-7
Roll Marg setting, 2-12, 7-7
Roll paper
attaching to spindle, 2-3 to 2-4
Auto Cut, 2-8, 3-2, 4-6
Auto Rotate, 3-2, 4-6
belt, 2-7
Cutter Off, 2-8
cutting manually, 2-11
feed problems, 7-9 to 7-12
inserting the spindle, 2-5 to 2-7
loading for printing, 2-7 to 2-11
Page Line setting, 2-8, 2-12, 3-2,
4-6
printable area, 8-3
removing from spindle, 2-4
Save Roll Paper setting, 3-2
setting default margins, 2-12
settings, Macintosh, 3-2
settings, Windows, 4-6
spindle, 2-3 to 2-7
trim lines, 2-8, 2-12, 3-2, 4-6
S
Safety
approvals, 8-4
instructions, 6 to 8
Saturation setting, 3-9
Save Roll Paper setting, 3-2, 4-6
SelecType menus
Cutter Replace, 6-9
Head Alignment, 6-5 to 6-6
Paper Configuration, 2-21 to 2-22
Printer Setting, 2-12, 2-18,
A-1 to A-4
Printer Status, 5-3
Test Print, 5-4
Sharing printer
Macintosh, 1-8 to 1-9
Windows, 1-12 to 1-17
6 | Index
Slow printing, 7-9
Specifications
electrical, 8-4
environmental, 8-3
initialization, 8-4
ink cartridges, 8-5
mechanical, 8-3
paper, 8-2
parallel interface, 8-6
printable area, 8-3
printing, 8-1
USB interface, 8-7
Speed and Progress configuration
utility, 6-12 to 6-14
Spindle, roll paper, 2-3 to 2-7
Spool folder, 5-9
Spool folders, 6-13
Spool Manager, 4-11
SRGB setting, 4-3, 4-9
Stabilizer knobs, 6-17
Stand, removing printer from, 6-16
Status check, 5-4
Status Monitor
Macintosh, 5-7 to 5-9
Windows, 5-10 to 5-12
Suction setting, 2-21 to 2-22
Support, EPSON, 4 to 5
System requirements
Macintosh, 1-7
Windows, 1-10
T
Technical support, 4 to 5
Temperature requirements, 8-3
Test Print menu, 5-4, 6-1
Text/Graph setting, 3-4, 4-3
Thickness setting, 2-21 to 2-22
Transporting printer, 6-15 to 6-17
Trim lines, printing
control panel, 2-8, 2-12
Macintosh, 3-2
Windows, 4-6
Troubleshooting, 7-1 to 7-15
-6
U
Unit ID number, 4
USB interface
connecting to, 1-5
problems, 1-12, 7-13 to 7-15
specifications, 8-7
Utility menu
Macintosh, 5-7, 6-1 to 6-3
Windows, 5-10, 6-1 to 6-3
W
Waste ink (waste ink system), 5-3, 8-1
Web site, EPSON, 5
Weight of printer, 8-3
Width of printer, 8-3
Windows
advanced print options,
4-7 to 4-10
basic print options, 4-1 to 4-3
color management, 4-8 to 4-10
connecting printer, 1-5 to 1-6
custom print job settings, 4-3
drivers, 4-1 to 4-10
installing software, 1-10 to 1-12
managing print jobs, 4-10 to 4-11
monitoring printer, 5-10 to 5-12
paper options, 4-5 to 4-6
printer status, checking,
5-10 to 5-12
sharing printer, 1-12 to 1-17
Speed and Progress configuration
utility, 6-12 to 6-14
status alerts, 5-12
Status Monitor 3, 5-10 to 5-12
system requirements, 1-10
Utility menu, 6-1 to 6-3
Index | 7
-7
roll paper cover
paper set lever
control
panel
lower
cover
ink cartridge
compartment
paper hammock
1
optional interface
shield plate
paper set lever
AC inlet
USB interface
connector
parallel interface
connector
7
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