Epson R260 User manual

Epson R260 User manual
Printer Basics
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Contents
Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Exif Print . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
About Your Documentation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Printing From Start to Finish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Loading Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Printing in Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Selecting Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Printing With a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Selecting the Correct Paper Type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Printing Borderless Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Storing and Displaying Your Prints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Windows XP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Printing on CDs and DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Cleaning the Rollers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Inserting a CD or DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Designing and Printing in Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Designing and Printing on a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Direct Printing from a Digital Camera or Mobile Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Connecting and Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Maintaining Your Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Cleaning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking the Print Head Nozzles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running the Head Cleaning Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing an Ink Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking the Ink Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Purchasing Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ink Cartridge Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing and Installing Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Aligning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Transporting the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Solving Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Diagnosing Printer Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running a Printer Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setup and Software Installation Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printer Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Print Quality Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Problems With Paper or CD/DVD Tray Feeding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
CD/DVD Printing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Miscellaneous Printout Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uninstalling Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Where To Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Epson Technical Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Purchase Supplies and Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Requirements and Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Windows System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macintosh System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FCC Compliance Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
4 Contents
Welcome
Your Epson Stylus® Photo R260 is a full-featured printer. With its exceptional
speed and print resolutions, you can print superior photographs and use it for all
of your everyday printing, plus print directly onto CDs and DVDs. It provides
you with these advanced features:
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Claria™ Hi-Definition ink, for the ultimate combination of photo quality and
longevity
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Automatic photo correction when printing from Windows®
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Smooth gradations and sharp detail with Epson’s patented MicroPiezo® print
head and DX5 technology
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Printing on ink jet-printable CDs and DVDs
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True BorderFree® frame-ready prints on select 4 × 6, 5 × 7, 8 × 10, and lettersize papers
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PictBridge™ printing directly from your digital camera or mobile phone
Exif Print
The Exif (Exchangeable Image File) Print format includes information about your
digital camera settings in JPEG/TIFF files so your printer and application can use
them to create accurate print settings. Most digital cameras store Exif Print
information such as shutter speed, metering, flash, exposure settings, resolution,
and lens use in the JPEG/TIFF image file. Your printer uses the information to
ensure the most accurate image reproduction.
Welcome 5
About Your Documentation
To set up your printer and install its software, see the Start Here sheet.
This book contains instructions on loading paper, printing with Windows and
Macintosh,® printing borderless photos, printing on CDs and DVDs, direct
printing from a digital camera or mobile phone, maintaining your printer, and
solving basic problems.
For more information about your printer, double-click the Stylus Photo R260
User’s Guide icon on your desktop.
Please follow these guidelines throughout:
Warning:
Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Caution:
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Note:
Notes contain important information about your printer.
Tip:
Tips contain hints for better printing.
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Printing From Start to Finish
Loading Paper
The type of paper you choose affects the way your printout looks, so be sure to
select the correct paper for your job. If you are just printing a rough draft, plain
paper is fine.
For the best results, you’ll want to use one of Epson’s special ink jet papers
designed for your printer. For example, your photos will look great printed on
Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy. See “Selecting the Correct Paper Type”
on page 19 for more information.
Follow these steps to load paper in your printer.
1. Open the paper support and slide out its extension.
2. Open the front cover and slide out the front tray extensions.
Printing From Start to Finish 7
3. Make sure the front tray is in the paper (lower) position. If it is not, push the
tray lever up to reposition the front tray.
Caution:
Before you move the tray lever, make sure no paper or other objects are on the
front tray and the front tray is not extended.
Do not touch the front tray when you move the tray lever.
Do not move the tray lever while the printer is printing.
4. Insert paper, printable side up, against the right edge guide and behind the
tab.
Insert the paper against
the right edge guide and
behind this tab.
8 × 10-inch or
Letter-size paper
4 × 6-inch or
5 × 7-inch paper
You can load up to 120 sheets of plain paper or up to 20 sheets of photo
paper. (See page 10 for capacity guidelines on other paper types.)
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5. Slide the left edge guide against the paper (but not too tightly).
8 × 10-inch or
Letter-size paper
4 × 6-inch or
5 × 7-inch paper
Follow these guidelines when loading paper:
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Leave enough space in front of the printer for the paper to be fully ejected.
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Don’t load paper above the arrow mark on the left edge guide.
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Load the printable side face-up. It’s often brighter or whiter than the
other side.
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Always load the short edge first, even when printing in landscape mode.
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Load letterhead or preprinted paper into the printer top edge first.
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If you experience paper feeding problems, try loading fewer sheets.
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If you’re using special paper, follow the instructions that came with it.
Loading Paper 9
When you load Epson® ink jet papers, follow these loading capacity guidelines:
Paper name
Loading capacity
Epson Presentation Paper Matte
100 sheets
Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Epson Premium Bright White Paper
80 sheets
Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Epson Ultra Premium Glossy Photo Paper
20 sheets
Epson Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Epson Premium Photo Paper Semigloss
Epson Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Epson Photo Paper Glossy
Epson Glossy Photo Paper
Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte
Epson Matte Paper Heavyweight
Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte Double-Sided
Epson Double-Sided Matte Paper
Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster
Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper
Epson Iron-on Cool Peel Transfer paper
Epson Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets
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1 sheet
Printing in Windows
Follow the instructions in this section to print a document or photo using basic
print settings. For instructions on printing borderless photos, see page 20. For
instructions on printing with Advanced print settings, see your on-screen
User’s Guide.
1. From the File menu, click Print.
Select your printer here
Click here to open
your printer software
2. Make sure EPSON Stylus Photo R260 Series is selected.
3. Click the Properties or Preferences button. (If you see a Setup, Printer, or
Options button, click it. Then click Properties or Preferences on the
next screen.)
Printing in Windows 11
You see the basic print settings window:
Select the type of document you’re printing
Select
PhotoEnhance™
to automatically
correct photos
Select your
paper Type
Select your
paper Size
Select your
document
or image
orientation
Click here
for more
options
4. Select from these Quality Option settings:
Draft: For rough drafts with reduced print quality
Text: For text-only documents with higher text quality
Text & Image: For documents with text and images with higher quality
Photo: For photos and graphics with good quality and speed
Best Photo: For photos or graphics with high print quality
5. Make sure the paper Type and Size settings match the paper you’ve loaded in
the printer. See “Selecting the Correct Paper Type” on page 19.
6. Select Portrait or Landscape for the Orientation setting.
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7. For more printing options, click the Advanced button. Then select the
following settings as necessary.
Select a color management method
(To choose No Color Adjustment, click ICM first)
Select Paper & Quality
Options as necessary
Click here to select
your quality option
Select Print Options
as necessary
Click here if you want to see this Advanced
screen each time you access your print settings
Note:
For the highest quality on selected papers, you can select Photo RPM (5760 ×
1440) from the quality option pop-up menu (as shown above). When you select
Photo RPM, printing will take longer.
For more information about advanced settings, or instructions on saving them as a
group so you can reuse them later, click the Help button or click the ? button and
then click on the area you need help with.
8. If you want to change the layout settings, click the Page Layout tab and
select settings as necessary.
9. Click OK to confirm your settings, then click OK or Print to start printing.
Printing in Windows 13
During printing, the following window appears and shows the progress of your
print job. You can use these buttons to cancel, pause, or resume printing. You can
also see how much ink you have left.
Click to pause or
resume printing
Click to cancel printing
Click to purchase ink
Tip:
You can also cancel printing by pressing the ) paper button on your printer.
Selecting Default Settings
Your printer settings only apply to the program that you’re currently using. If you
want, you can change the Windows default printer settings for all your programs.
1. Right-click the
(taskbar).
printer icon in the lower right corner of your screen
2. Select Printer Settings. You see the window shown on page 12.
3. Select the default settings you want for all your applications, then click OK.
You can still change the printer settings in your program, if necessary.
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Printing With a Macintosh
Follow the instructions in this section to print a document or photo using basic
print settings. For instructions on printing borderless photos, see page 20. For
instructions on printing with Advanced print settings, see your on-screen
User’s Guide.
Before you begin, make sure you added your printer to the Printer Setup Utility or
Print Center as described on the Start Here sheet.
1. From the File menu, select Page Setup. You see the Page Setup window:
Select Stylus
Photo R260
Select your Paper Size
Select your document
or image orientation
2. Select Stylus Photo R260 from the Format for pop-up menu.
3. Select your Paper Size and Orientation.
4. Click OK to close the Page Setup window.
5. From the File menu, select Print. You see a window like this one:
Select Stylus
Photo R260
Select Print Settings
6. Select Stylus Photo R260 from the Printer pop-up menu.
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7. Select Print Settings from the pop-up menu.
8. Select the following Print Settings as necessary:
Select the type of
paper you’re using
Select Color or
Grayscale
Select higher
quality or faster
printing (if available)
Click Print
9. You can also choose other print settings by selecting these options in the
pop-up menu:
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Copies & Pages: Select the number of copies or a page range.
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Layout: Select page layout options.
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Output Options (Mac OS X 10.2.x or 10.3 only): Save your print job as
a PDF file. In Mac OS 10.4.x, click the PDF button instead.
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Scheduler: Schedule your print job to print at a later time.
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Paper Handling: Select page printing options, such as Reverse
print order.
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Cover Page (Mac OS X 10.4.x only): Print a cover page before your
document or photo.
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ColorSync or Color Management: Select ColorSync® or adjust the
color controls or gamma setting, or turn off color adjustments in the
printer software.
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Expansion: Reduce or enlarge the image size for borderless printing.
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Extension Settings: Select a wider platen gap if ink smears on sheets or
envelopes.
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Summary: View a list of all your selections.
Note:
For more information about printer settings, click the ? button.
10. Click the Advanced button to change the Print Quality, High Speed, or
Mirror Image settings.
Note:
For the highest quality on selected papers, you can select Photo RPM (5760 ×
1440) from the Print Quality pop-up menu. When you select Photo RPM, printing
will take longer.
11. Click Print to start printing.
12. To monitor the progress of your print job, click the
appears in the dock on the bottom of your desktop.
printer icon when it
If you’re using Mac OS X 10.2.x, click the Print Center icon instead, then
double-click Stylus Photo R260 in the Printer List window.
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The following window appears and shows the progress of your print job. If
necessary, you can click the print job to select it, then use these buttons to
cancel, pause, or resume printing.
Pause printing
Resume printing
Cancel printing
Select the
print job
Tip:
You can also cancel printing by pressing the ) paper button on your printer.
13. When you’re finished, close the printer window or Print Center.
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Selecting the Correct Paper Type
Select the correct paper Type or Media Type setting so your printer knows what
kind of paper you’re using and adjusts the ink coverage accordingly.
Select this paper Type
or Media Type setting
For this paper
Plain paper
Plain Paper / Bright
White Paper
Epson Premium Bright White Paper
Epson Iron-on Cool Peel Transfer paper
Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Ultra Premium Photo
Paper Glossy
Epson Ultra Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Epson Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Premium Photo Paper
Glossy
Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Epson Premium Photo Paper Semigloss
Epson Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Premium Photo Paper
Semi-Gloss
Epson Photo Paper Glossy
Photo Paper Glossy
Epson Glossy Photo Paper
Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte
Premium Presentation
Paper Matte
Epson Matte Paper Heavyweight
Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte Double-Sided
Epson Double-Sided Matte Paper
Epson Presentation Paper Matte
Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Presentation Paper
Matte
Epson Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets
Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster
Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper
Ultra Premium Photo
Paper Luster
Envelopes
Envelope
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Printing Borderless Photos
You can print your photos with no margins, extending the image all the way to the
edges of the page.
Although borderless printing is a bit slower, you get beautiful snapshots and
enlargements, without trimming, on these papers and sizes:
Paper name
Sizes
Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper
Glossy
4 × 6 inches
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Paper Type or
Media Type
setting
Ultra Premium
Photo Paper Glossy
Epson Ultra Premium Glossy
Photo Paper
Epson Premium Photo Paper
Glossy
4 × 6 inches
Epson Premium Glossy Photo
Paper
8 × 10 inches
Epson Premium Photo Paper
Semigloss
4 × 6 inches
5 × 7 inches
Premium Photo
Paper Glossy
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Premium Photo
Paper Semi-Gloss
Epson Photo Paper Glossy
4 × 6 inches
Photo Paper Glossy
Epson Glossy Photo Paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Epson Premium Presentation
Paper Matte
8 × 10 inches
Epson Premium Semigloss Photo
Paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Epson Matte Paper Heavyweight
Epson Presentation Paper Matte
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Presentation Paper
Matte
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Ultra Premium
Photo Paper Luster
Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper
Luster
Epson Premium Luster Photo
Paper
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Premium
Presentation Paper
Matte
See these sections for instructions on selecting printer settings:
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“Storing and Displaying Your Prints” below
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“Windows XP” on page 22
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“Macintosh” on page 25
Storing and Displaying Your Prints
With proper care, photographs from your Epson Stylus printer will last for many
years. The special Epson Claria inks designed for your printer provide the ultimate
combination of photo quality and longevity when used with Epson papers for
prints that are properly displayed or stored. For best results, always use Epson
papers.
As with traditional photos, Epson recommends proper care that will minimize
color changes and lengthen display life:
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Frame prints under glass or a protective plastic sleeve to protect them from
atmospheric contaminants like humidity, smoke, and high levels of ozone.
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As with all photographs, keep your prints away from direct sunlight.
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Keep your prints away from high temperature.
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For proper storage, keep your prints in a photo album or plastic photo storage
box in acid-free, archival sleeves commonly available from most camera stores.
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Always keep unused paper in the original package.
Printing Borderless Photos 21
Windows XP
1. Locate the photo you want to print on your computer.
2. Right-click the photo, highlight Open With, and select Windows Picture
and Fax Viewer.
Print icon
3. Click the
Print icon at the bottom of the screen.
4. Click Next. You see a Picture Selection window:
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5. Select the photo(s) you want to print and click Next. You see the Printing
Options window:
Select EPSON Stylus
Photo R260 Series
Click Printing
Preferences
6. Make sure EPSON Stylus Photo R260 Series is selected, then click
Printing Preferences.
You see the following window:
Select Photo
Click here for
photos without
white borders
Click here for
more settings
7. Select Photo as the Quality Option setting.
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8. Select one of the following as the paper Type setting:
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Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy
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Premium Photo Paper Glossy
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Photo Paper Glossy
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Presentation Paper Matte
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Premium Photo Paper Semi-Gloss
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Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster
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Premium Presentation Paper Matte
Note:
If you’re not sure which Type to select, see the table on page 20.
9. Click the Borderless check box. Read the message and click OK.
Note:
If you need to adjust the amount of image expansion necessary for borderless
printing, click the Page Layout tab and adjust the Expansion slider.
10. Select your paper Size setting.
11. Select your photo orientation.
12. Click OK.
13. At the Photo Printing Wizard screen, click Next. You see a Layout Selection
window:
Full page photo print
14. Select Full page photo print and click Next to begin printing.
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Macintosh
1. Start your photo program and open your photo.
2. From the File menu, select Page Setup. You see the Page Setup window:
Select Stylus Photo R260
3. Select Stylus Photo R260 from the Format for pop-up menu.
4. Select a borderless Paper Size.
5. Select your photo orientation.
6. Click OK to close the Page Setup window.
7. From the File menu, select Print.
Select Stylus Photo R260
Select Print Settings
8. Select Stylus Photo R260 in the Printer pop-up menu.
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9. Select Print Settings from the pop-up menu.
10. Select one of the following as the Media Type setting:
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Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy
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Premium Photo Paper Glossy
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Photo Paper Glossy
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Presentation Paper Matte
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Premium Photo Paper Semi-Gloss
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Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster
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Premium Presentation Paper Matte
Note:
If you’re not sure which Media Type to select, see page 20.
11. Select Quality using the slider.
Note:
If you need to adjust the amount of image expansion necessary for borderless
printing, select Expansion from the pop-up menu and adjust the Expansion slider.
12. Click Print to start printing.
Printing on CDs and DVDs
Your printer includes a special tray that lets you print customized text, graphics,
and photos directly on any ink jet-printable CD or DVD. The Epson Print CD
software makes it easy to import your own photos, add text, and modify your
designs with a variety of special effects. You can print on both regular 12-cm and
8-cm mini CDs and DVDs.
Caution:
Use only ink jet-printable CDs and DVDs for printing. Thermal-printable and regular CDs
and DVDs should not be used with this printer; otherwise the ink may smear.
Follow the steps in these sections to print on CDs or DVDs:
■
“Cleaning the Rollers” on page 27
■
“Inserting a CD or DVD” on page 27
■
“Designing and Printing in Windows” on page 29
■
“Designing and Printing on a Macintosh” on page 34
26 Printing From Start to Finish
Cleaning the Rollers
Before you print on CDs or DVDs, it’s a good idea to clean the rollers inside your
printer. You can do this by feeding and ejecting several sheets of plain paper.
1. Make sure your printer is turned on and several sheets of letter-size paper
are loaded.
2. Press the ) paper button to feed a sheet of paper through the printer.
3. Repeat step 2 several times.
Inserting a CD or DVD
Make sure the data, music, or video is burned on your ink jet-printable CDs or
DVDs before you print. Otherwise, dirt or scratches on the surface may cause
errors when you burn the data.
Before you insert a CD or DVD, make sure the printer is turned on. Otherwise,
the disc may not be positioned correctly. Then follow these steps:
1. Open the front cover, then set the front tray to the CD/DVD position by
pulling the tray lever down.
Caution:
Before you move the tray lever, make sure no paper or other objects are on the
front tray and the front tray is not extended.
Do not touch the front tray when you move the tray lever.
Do not move the tray lever while the printer is printing.
2. Place the CD or DVD on the CD/DVD tray with the white or printable side
face-up. Make sure the disc lies flat in the tray.
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Note:
Use one CD/DVD at a time.
Caution:
Before you position the CD or DVD, make sure that no dust or dirt is on the
CD/DVD tray, as this may damage the disc’s data side.
Be sure to use the CD/DVD tray provided with this printer. If you use another
CD/DVD tray, there may be a gap in the print position and printing may not be
performed properly.
To print on a small CD or DVD (8-cm), place the small CD/DVD adapter
on the tray first, then place the CD or DVD inside the adapter.
Caution:
Make sure you always use the small CD/DVD adapter when you print on 8-cm CDs
or DVDs and that the CD or DVD and adapter lie flat on the tray; otherwise the
printer may be damaged.
12-cm CD/DVD
28 Printing From Start to Finish
8-cm CD/DVD
Always use this piece
with 8-cm CDs or DVDs
3. Gently insert the CD/DVD tray along the base of the front tray until the
marks on the CD/DVD tray and the front tray match each other.
Caution:
Make sure both sides of the CD/DVD tray slide underneath the brackets on the
front tray.
Do not insert the CD/DVD tray while the printer is printing; otherwise, your printer
may be damaged or the surface of the CD or DVD may become dirty or scratched.
Make sure the
arrow marks
match
Make sure the
CD/DVD tray
slides under
the bracket
(on both sides)
4. Follow the instructions in “Designing and Printing in Windows” below or
“Designing and Printing on a Macintosh” on page 34 to design and print with
Epson Print CD.
Designing and Printing in Windows
You can use Epson Print CD to create and print a disc design with images,
graphics, and text.
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Designing a CD or DVD
1. Click Start, point to Programs or All Programs, select EPSON Print CD,
then select EPSON Print CD again.
2. To add a background image, click the
like this:
background icon. You see a window
Note:
If you have already chosen a background, you see a different screen. Click Select
Image.
3. To select one of your own images, click the File tab, click Browse to locate
the folder your images are stored in, then click OK. You see thumbnail images
of all the files in the folder.
4. Select your image and click OK.
30 Printing From Start to Finish
5. To add text, click the
button. Enter your text and use the tabs to apply
formatting and special effects, then click OK. (To open the window again,
double-click any block of text.)
6. To curve a single line of text, click the text in the main window and drag the
red “handle” up or down. Then adjust it using the other handles that appear.
7. When you’re finished, choose Save as from the File menu to save your file.
Note:
For additional help with Epson Print CD, open the Help menu in Epson Print CD and
select Help Topics.
Printing on a CD or DVD
After you have created your design and loaded a CD or DVD, you’re ready to
print.
1. Open the File menu and select Print.
Select EPSON Stylus
Photo R260 Series
Select your CD
or DVD type
Click None
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2. Make sure EPSON Stylus Photo R260 Series is selected.
3. Select CD/DVD or CD/DVD Premium Surface as the Media Type setting.
4. Select None as the Print Confirmation Pattern setting.
5. Click Print.
Note:
You can only print on one CD or DVD at a time. When the copies setting is set to 2 or
more, remove each CD or DVD from the tray after it has been printed, and then place
the next CD or DVD on the tray (see “Inserting a CD or DVD” on page 27 for loading
instructions). Then press the ) paper button to resume printing.
After you print, handle the CD or DVD carefully. To allow the ink to dry, wait at least 24
hours before playing the disc or inserting it in a drive. Keep printed discs away from
moisture and direct sunlight.
If you need to adjust the print position or color, see “Adjusting the Print Position”
below or “Adjusting the Print Density” on page 34.
Adjusting the Print Position
If your printed images and text are not centered or positioned the way you want
on your CD or DVD, you may need to adjust the printing position. You can also
use these steps to check the position before you print on a CD or DVD.
1. Place an extra ink-jet printable CD or DVD on the CD/DVD tray and insert
it into the printer, as described on page 27.
2. Start Epson Print CD.
3. Open the File menu and select Print.
Click Print Position
Confirmation Pattern
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4. Make sure EPSON Stylus Photo R260 Series is selected, then click Print
Position Confirmation Pattern.
5. Click Print. The confirmation pattern is printed on the CD or DVD.
6. Remove the CD or DVD and measure the distance from the edge of the hole
to the small cross marks labeled Top and Right. You’ll need a metric ruler
with millimeters for accurate measurements.
7. Open the File menu, select Print, then select Adjust Print Position. You see a
screen like this:
8. Click Enter Values, then input the Top distance (from your measurement) in
the Height (Top) box. Enter the Right distance (from your measurement) in
the Width (Right) box.
9. Click OK to save the measurements.
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Adjusting the Print Density
If ink smears on your printed CDs or DVDs, you may need to adjust the color
saturation or ink density. CDs and DVDs from different manufacturers may
absorb ink differently, so you may need to adjust the density for each type of disc.
Follow these instructions to print a color saturation check pattern, and then make
adjustments as necessary.
1. Start Epson Print CD.
2. Open the File menu and select Print.
3. Insert a test CD or DVD for printing, as described on page 27.
4. Make sure EPSON Stylus Photo R260 Series is selected, then click Print
Density Confirmation Pattern.
5. Click Print.
6. After the pattern is printed, examine the print.
If you need to adjust the color, open the File menu, select Print, and make the
Print Color Correction setting lighter or darker as necessary. Then, repeat
steps 3 through 6 (but select either Second or Third in the Print
Confirmation Pattern section, depending on whether you’re printing your
second or third pattern on the disc).
Note:
You can print three density patterns on one disc. Each pattern is printed in a
different location.
7. Remove the CD or DVD and let it dry for at least 24 hours. Then check the
saturation levels again.
Note:
You can also use the Brightness and Contrast settings in Epson Print CD to adjust
color saturation. For additional information, open the Help menu in Epson Print CD
and select Help Topics.
Designing and Printing on a Macintosh
You can use Epson Print CD to create and print a disc design with images,
graphics, and text.
34 Printing From Start to Finish
Designing a CD or DVD
1. Open the Applications folder, open the EPSON Print CD folder, then select
EPSON Print CD.
2. To add a background image, click the
following window:
background icon. You see the
3. To select one of your own images, click Select Background, locate the folder
your images are stored in, select the one you want, then click Open.
4. Click OK in the Adjust Background window.
5. To add text, click the
button. In the Text Settings window, type your text,
then use any of the options in the window to format it. You can also use
options in the Color Settings and Object Settings windows.
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6. To curve a single line of text, click the text in the main window and drag the
red “handle” up or down. Then adjust it using the other handles that appear.
7. When you’re finished, choose Save as from the File menu to save your file.
Note:
For additional help with Epson Print CD, open the Help menu in Epson Print CD and
select EPSON Print CD Help.
Printing on a CD or DVD
After you have created your design and loaded a CD or DVD, you’re ready
to print.
1. Open the File menu and select Print.
2. Make sure Stylus Photo R260 is selected, then click Print.
Click here and select
Stylus Photo R260
Select your CD or
DVD type
Click None
Note:
You can only print on one CD or DVD at a time. When the copies setting is set to 2 or
more, remove each CD or DVD from the tray after it has been printed, and then place
the next CD or DVD on the tray (see “Inserting a CD or DVD” on page 27 for loading
instructions). Then press the ) paper button to resume printing.
After you print, handle the CD or DVD carefully. To allow the ink to dry, wait at least 24
hours before playing the disc or inserting it in a drive. Keep printed discs away from
moisture and direct sunlight.
If you need to adjust the print position or color, see “Adjusting the Print Position”
on page 37 or “Adjusting the Print Density” on page 38.
36 Printing From Start to Finish
Adjusting the Print Position
If your printed images and text are not centered or positioned the way you want,
you may need to adjust the printing position. You can also use these steps to check
the position before you print on a CD or DVD.
1. Place an extra ink jet-printable CD or DVD on the CD/DVD tray and insert
it into the printer, as described on page 27.
2. Start Epson Print CD.
3. Select Print from the File menu.
Click Print Position
Check Pattern
4. Make sure Stylus Photo R260 is selected, then click Print Position Check
Pattern.
5. Click Print. The confirmation pattern is printed on the CD or DVD.
6. Remove the CD or DVD and measure the distance from the edge of the hole
to the small cross marks labeled Top and Right. You’ll need a metric ruler with
millimeters for accurate measurements.
Printing on CDs and DVDs 37
7. Open the File menu, select Print, then select Position Adjustment. You see
a screen like this:
8. Click Value Entry, then input the Top distance (from your measurement) in
the Top Space box. Enter the Right distance (from your measurement) in the
Right Space box.
9. Click OK to save the measurements.
Adjusting the Print Density
If ink smears on your printed CDs or DVDs, you may need to adjust the color
saturation or ink density. CDs and DVDs from different manufacturers may
absorb ink differently, so you may need to adjust the density for each type of disc.
Follow these instructions to print a color saturation check pattern, and then make
adjustments as necessary.
1. Start Epson Print CD.
2. Open the File menu and select Print.
3. Insert a test CD or DVD for printing, as described on page 27.
4. Make sure Stylus Photo R260 is selected, then click Print Density Check
Pattern.
5. Click Print.
6. After the pattern is printed, examine the print.
38 Printing From Start to Finish
If you would like to adjust the color, open the File menu, select Print, and
make the Color Correction setting lighter or darker as necessary. Then,
repeat steps 3 through 6 (but select either Second Time or Third Time in
the Test Print Pattern section, depending on whether you’re printing your
second or third pattern on the disc).
Note:
You can print three density patterns on one disc. Each pattern is printed in a
different location.
7. Remove the CD or DVD and let it dry for at least 24 hours. Then check the
saturation levels again.
Note:
You can also use the Brightness and Contrast settings in Epson Print CD to adjust
color saturation. For additional information, open the Help menu in Epson Print CD
and select EPSON Print CD Help.
Direct Printing from a Digital Camera or
Mobile Phone
■
Your digital camera must be compatible with PictBridge or USB DIRECTPRINT. If it isn’t, the red H ink and ) paper lights flash alternately when you
connect your camera or phone. Epson cannot guarantee the compatibility of
any cameras or phones.
■
The file format of your images must be JPEG, and the size of each image must
be at least 80 × 80 pixels but not more than 9200 × 9200 pixels.
Connecting and Printing
1. Make sure your Epson Stylus Photo R260 is not printing.
2. Load the type of paper you want to use. See “Loading Paper” on page 7.
Direct Printing from a Digital Camera or Mobile Phone 39
3. Connect the USB cable that came with your camera or phone to the external
interface port on the front of the printer.
4. Turn your camera or phone on.
5. Use your camera or phone to select the photos you want to print, adjust any
necessary settings, and print your photos. See your camera or phone manual
for details.
40 Printing From Start to Finish
Maintaining Your Printer
Cleaning the Print Head
If your printouts are unexpectedly light or dots or lines are missing, you may need
to clean the print head. This unclogs the nozzles so they can deliver ink properly.
Print head cleaning uses ink, so clean it only if quality declines.
This section explains how to clean the print head using the Head Cleaning Utility.
You can also clean the print head by holding down the H ink button on the printer
for three seconds. (This only works when the red H ink light is off.)
Before you clean the print head, make sure the CD/DVD tray is not inserted in
the printer, and make sure the front tray is in the paper (lower) position. See
page 8 for details.
Note:
Clean the print head only when print quality declines (for example, if you see lines in
your printout or colors are incorrect or missing).
Before you clean the print head, check the print head nozzles first to confirm that the
print head needs to be cleaned. This saves ink. For more information, see “Checking
the Print Head Nozzles” below.
Caution:
When you don’t turn on your printer for a long time, print quality can decline, so turn it
on and print a few pages at least once a month to maintain good print quality.
Checking the Print Head Nozzles
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and the red H ink light is
not on. (If the red H ink light is on, you need to replace a cartridge.)
2. Make sure letter-size plain paper is loaded in the printer.
3. Windows: Right-click the
printer icon on your taskbar (in the lower right
corner of your screen). Select Nozzle Check.
Macintosh OS X: Open the Applications folder and select EPSON Printer
Utility2. Select SP R260 Series in the printer list, click OK, and select
Nozzle Check.
Maintaining Your Printer 41
You see a screen like the following:
4. Click Print or Next. The nozzle check pattern prints:
Print head does
not need to be
cleaned:
Print head needs
to be cleaned:
5. If there are no gaps or lines, click Finish.
If there are gaps or lines, or the test patterns are faint, click Clean. Then skip
to step 3 on page 43 to clean the nozzles.
Running the Head Cleaning Utility
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and the red H ink light is
off. (If the red H ink light is flashing or on, you need to replace a cartridge; see
page 44 for details.)
2. Do one of the following:
■
Windows: Right-click the
printer icon on your taskbar (in the lower
right corner of your screen). Select Head Cleaning.
42 Maintaining Your Printer
■
Macintosh OS X: Open the Applications folder and select EPSON
Printer Utility2. Select SP R260 Series in the printer list, click OK, then
select Head Cleaning.
3. Follow the instructions on the screen to clean the print head.
Cleaning takes several seconds. The printer makes noise and the green
P power light flashes.
Caution:
Never turn off the printer while head cleaning is in progress. You may damage it.
Do not insert the CD/DVD tray until cleaning has finished.
4. When the green P power light stops flashing, make sure paper is loaded in the
printer, then do one of the following:
■
Windows: Click Print nozzle check pattern, then click Print.
■
Macintosh OS X: Click Confirmation, then click Next.
The nozzle check pattern prints.
5. If the nozzle check pattern has no white lines or gaps (as shown below),
click Finish.
If the pattern has white lines or gaps (as shown below), click Clean to clean
the print head again.
If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning four times, refer to “Problems
and Solutions” on page 57.
You can also turn the printer off and wait overnight—this allows any dried ink
to soften—and then try cleaning the print head again.
Cleaning the Print Head 43
Replacing an Ink Cartridge
When the red H ink light flashes, one or more ink cartridges are low on ink.
When the red H ink light stays on, you need to replace the cartridge(s).
Ink button and light
When you print, you’ll also see a message on your screen telling you which
cartridge is low or expended.
When a cartridge is more than six months old, you may need to replace it if
printouts don’t look their best. If the quality doesn’t improve after cleaning and
aligning the print head, you can replace the cartridge even if the red H ink light
is off.
Checking the Ink Supply
To check the ink supply, do one of the following:
■
Windows: Double-click the
right corner of your screen).
44 Maintaining Your Printer
printer icon on your taskbar (in the lower
You see a window like this one:
Note:
To see the part numbers for the ink cartridges currently installed in your printer,
click Information.
■
Macintosh OS X: Open the Applications folder and select EPSON Printer
Utility2. Select SP R260 Series in the printer list, click OK, then select
EPSON StatusMonitor.
You see a window like this one:
Click a cartridge image to display information about the cartridge.
Note:
To update the ink cartridge status, click Update.
Replacing an Ink Cartridge 45
Purchasing Ink Cartridges
Epson offers two different capacity cartridges for each color in your Epson Stylus
Photo R260.
Use these Epson ink cartridges within six months of installing them and before the
expiration date on the package:
Ink cartridge
Part Number
Ink cartridge
Part number
Black
78 (T078120)
High-Capacity Black
77 (T077120)
Cyan
78 (T078220)
High-Capacity Cyan
77 (T077220)
Magenta
78 (T078320)
High-Capacity Magenta
77 (T077320)
Yellow
78 (T078420)
High-Capacity Yellow
77 (T077420)
Light Cyan
78 (T078520)
High-Capacity Light Cyan
77 (T077520)
Light Magenta
78 (T078620)
High-Capacity Light Magenta
77 (T077620)
Note:
Try the High Capacity 77 cartridges available at http://www.epson.com/highcapacity
(U.S. sales) or http://www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
You may use any combination of cartridge sizes. (If you’ve installed a 78 black cartridge,
you can still use a 77 magenta cartridge, for example.)
Caution:
To ensure the best results, use genuine Epson ink cartridges and do not refill them.
Other products may cause damage to your printer not covered by Epson’s warranty.
You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper from an authorized Epson reseller.
To find the nearest reseller, please call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or you
can purchase online at http://www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or
http://www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
Ink Cartridge Precautions
Warning:
The ink cartridges are designed to contain any excess ink and prevent leakage. Careful
handling is recommended, however. Do not touch the supply port of the ink cartridge or
its surrounding area.
46 Maintaining Your Printer
Caution:
To avoid damaging the printer, never move the print head by hand.
Don’t remove the cartridge label, or ink will leak.
Don’t touch the green IC chip on the side of the cartridge. This can damage the ink
cartridge.
Don’t remove the green IC chip from the cartridge. Installing a cartridge without an IC
chip can damage the printer.
If you remove an ink cartridge temporarily, protect the ink supply port on the bottom of
the cartridge from dirt and dust. Place it in a small box, or, if you have the original
packaging, return it to its own box.
Note:
Store ink cartridges in the same environment as the printer. Stand the cartridges
upright; the label identifying the color should be on top.
You cannot print if an ink cartridge is expended. Leave the expended cartridge installed
in the printer until you have obtained a replacement. Otherwise the ink remaining in the
print head nozzles may dry out.
This printer uses ink cartridges equipped with IC chips that monitor the amount of ink
used by each cartridge. Cartridges are usable even if they are removed and reinserted.
Some ink is consumed each time cartridges are inserted, however, because the printer
automatically checks their reliability.
If you remove a cartridge that is low (for which you have received an “Ink low”
message), you cannot reuse it.
Ink is consumed during the following operations: print head cleaning, self-cleaning
(performed when the printer is turned on), and ink charging (when an ink cartridge is
installed).
Removing and Installing Ink Cartridges
Be sure you have a new ink cartridge before you begin. Once you start replacing a
cartridge, you must complete all the steps in one session.
Replacing an Ink Cartridge 47
Note:
Do not open ink cartridge packages until you are ready to install the ink. Cartridges are
vacuum packed to maintain reliability.
1. Make sure the CD/DVD tray is not inserted in the printer, and make sure the
front tray is in the paper (lower) position. See page 8 for details.
2. Make sure the printer is turned on (the green P power light should be on, but
not flashing). Then open the printer cover.
3. Press and release the H ink button.
If your ink light is off, go to step 5.
If your ink light is on or flashing, the print head moves to the left, and the
cartridge that needs to be replaced stops under the _ mark. The green
P power light begins to flash. Go to step 4.
Note:
Don’t hold down the H ink button for more than 3 seconds, or the printer will start
to clean the print head.
4. Press the H ink button again.
■
If more than one cartridge is low or expended, the next cartridge moves
under the _ mark.
■
If all the low or expended cartridges have been identified, the print head
moves to the ink cartridge replacement position.
Note:
You can also use the Status Monitor to find out which cartridge is expended. See
“Checking the Ink Supply” on page 44 for more information.
Caution:
Do not touch the area shown below when you are changing ink cartridges.
48 Maintaining Your Printer
5. Lift up the cartridge cover.
6. Press in the tab on the back of the cartridge and lift the cartridge out of the
printer. Dispose of it carefully.
Warning:
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and don’t drink the ink.
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets in
your eyes, flush them immediately with water. If discomfort or vision problems
continue after a thorough flushing, see a doctor immediately.
7. Unwrap the new ink cartridge.
Caution:
Be careful not to break the hooks on the side of the ink cartridge when you remove
it from the package.
Always install an ink cartridge immediately after removing the old cartridge. If the
cartridge is not installed promptly, the print head may dry out and be unable to
print.
Replacing an Ink Cartridge 49
8. Remove the yellow tape from the bottom of the ink cartridge.
Caution:
You must remove the yellow tape from the cartridge before you install it;
otherwise, print quality may decline or you may not be able to print.
If you have installed an ink cartridge without removing the yellow tape, take the
cartridge out of the printer, remove the yellow tape, and then reinstall it.
Do not remove the transparent seal from the bottom of the cartridge; otherwise,
the cartridge may become unusable.
Do not remove or tear the label on the cartridge; otherwise, ink will leak.
9. Lower the cartridge into the holder, with the green circuit board facing the
front. Then gently push the cartridge down until it clicks into place.
50 Maintaining Your Printer
10. If you need to replace another ink cartridge, repeat steps 6 through 9 before
continuing with step 11.
11. Close the cartridge cover.
12. Close the printer cover and press the H ink button. The printer begins
charging the ink delivery system.
The green P power light flashes and the printer makes noise. Charging takes
about one and a half minutes. When it’s finished, the green P power light
stops flashing and stays on, and the red H ink light goes out.
Caution:
Never turn off the printer while the green P power light is flashing, unless the
printer hasn’t moved or made noise for more than 5 minutes.
Do not insert the CD/DVD tray until ink charging is complete.
Note:
If the red H ink light flashes after the print head moves to its home (far right)
position, the ink cartridge may not be installed properly. Press the H ink button two
or more times (until the print head moves to the ink cartridge replacement
position), open the cartridge cover, and press down the ink cartridge until it clicks
into place.
Aligning the Print Head
If your printouts look grainy or blurry, or you see light or dark lines, you may need
to align the print head.
Note:
You may also see lines in your printouts if your cartridges are low on ink or you need to
clean the print head.
Aligning the Print Head 51
Before you align the print head, make sure the CD/DVD tray is not inserted in
the printer, and make sure the front tray is in the paper (lower) position. See
page 8 for details.
1. Turn on the printer.
2. Make sure none of the lights are indicating errors. See page 55 for more
information.
3. Load several sheets of plain, letter-size paper.
4. Do one of the following:
■
Windows: Right-click the
printer icon on your taskbar (in the lower
right corner of your screen). Select Print Head Alignment.
■
Macintosh: Open the Applications folder and select EPSON Printer
Utility2. Select SP R260 Series in the printer list, click OK, then select
Print Head Alignment.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to print the alignment pattern. You see a
window like this one:
6. Look at the four sets of patterns in your printout. For each set, look at the
printed squares to determine which one in each set is the most even, with no
streaks or lines, and enter its number in the corresponding box on the screen.
If every square in a set contains a line or lines, select the square with the
thinnest line or lines. Then click Realignment and Print to print another
alignment sheet and repeat this step.
7. Click Finish to close the Print Head Alignment utility.
52 Maintaining Your Printer
Cleaning the Printer
To keep your printer working at its best, you should clean it several times a year.
1. Turn off the printer, unplug the power cord, and disconnect the USB cable.
2. Remove all the paper, then use a soft brush to clean the sheet feeder.
3. If the outer case or inside of the sheet feeder are dirty, clean them with a soft
cloth dampened with mild detergent. Keep the printer cover closed to prevent
water from getting inside.
4. If ink accidentally gets inside the printer, wipe it off with a damp cloth in the
area shown below.
Clean here
Warning:
Don’t touch the gears or any other parts inside the printer.
Caution:
Never use a hard or abrasive brush, or benzine, alcohol, or paint thinner for
cleaning; they can damage the printer components and case.
Don’t get water on the printer components and don’t spray or apply lubricants, oils
or grease inside the printer.
Don’t use any cleaning sheets included with special paper; they may jam inside the
printer.
Cleaning the Printer 53
Transporting the Printer
If you need to ship your printer, you must prepare it for transportation by packing
the printer in its original box or one of a similar size.
Caution:
When storing or transporting the printer, do not tilt it, stand it up vertically, or turn it
upside down. Otherwise, ink may leak from the cartridges.
Leave the ink cartridges installed. Removing the cartridges can dehydrate the print
head and may prevent the printer from printing.
1. Turn on the printer. Wait until the print head returns to the home (far right)
position, then close the printer cover.
2. Turn off the printer and unplug its power cord. Then disconnect the power
cord and USB cable from the printer.
3. Open the printer cover. Secure the print head with tape, as shown below, then
close the printer cover.
4. Remove any paper from the printer, then push down the paper support
extension and close the paper support.
5. Repack the printer and its attachments in the original box using the protective
materials that came with them.
Keep the printer level as you transport it.
After transporting the printer, remove the tape securing the print head. Then plug
in your printer, turn it on, and test it. If you notice a decline in print quality, clean
the print head (see page 41); if output is grainy or blurry, align the print head (see
page 51).
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Solving Problems
See “Diagnosing Printer Problems” below to help determine what the cause of
your printer problem may be. If you cannot solve the problem, see “Where To Get
Help” on page 66.
Diagnosing Printer Problems
First, check the printer’s lights (see below) or run a printer check (see page 56).
Lights
Explanation
Green P power light
flashes
The printer is receiving a print job, replacing an ink
cartridge, charging ink, or cleaning the print head.
Red ) paper out light
is on and green P
power light flashes
If you’re printing on paper, your paper ran out or multiple
pages have fed at once. Make sure you push the tray lever
up to set the front tray to the paper (lower) position. Then,
load more paper and press the ) paper button to resume
printing.
If you’re printing on a CD or DVD, the CD/DVD tray is not
inserted. Follow the instructions beginning on page 27 to
insert the tray, then press the ) paper button.
Red ) paper out light
and green P power
light flash
If you’re printing on paper, it is jammed in the printer.
Press the ) paper button to eject the paper. If that
doesn’t work, turn off the printer, open the cover, and pull
the paper out from the front, including any torn pieces.
Then turn on the printer, reload paper, and press the )
paper button.
If you’re printing on a CD or DVD, the CD/DVD tray has
not ejected. Pull out the tray and press the ) paper
button.
Red H ink light flashes
One of the cartridges is nearly expended. Check the
message that appears on your screen to determine which
cartridge is nearly expended or follow the instructions in
“Checking the Ink Supply” on page 44. Make sure you
have a replacement cartridge.
Solving Problems 55
Lights
Explanation
Red H ink light and
green P power light
are on
One of the cartridges is expended or not installed. Make
sure you have a replacement cartridge, then follow the
steps in “Replacing an Ink Cartridge” on page 44 to install
it.
If you have just installed a new cartridge, it may be
incompatible with the printer or incorrectly installed.
Reinstall it or replace it with the correct cartridge, as
described on page 44.
Green P power light is
off; red ) paper out
and H ink lights flash
Paper may be blocking movement of the print head. Turn
off the printer, then open the cover and remove any
jammed paper or other foreign objects. Turn the printer
back on again. If the lights are still on, contact Epson as
described in “Where To Get Help” on page 66.
Green P power light
flashes; red ) paper
out and H ink lights
flash rapidly
The front tray is not in the correct position.
Before you turn on the printer or print on paper, push the
tray lever up to set the front tray to the paper (lower)
position.
Before you print on a CD or DVD, pull the tray lever down
to set the front tray to the CD/DVD position.
Red ) paper out and
red H ink light flash
alternately and green
P power light is on
An unsupported device is connected to the EXT. I/F USB
port. Only devices compatible with PictBridge or USB
DIRECT-PRINT can be connected to this port. See
page 39 for more information.
Red ) paper out and
red H ink light flash
alternately and green
P power light is off
The printer may have an internal error. Turn off the printer,
wait a few seconds, and turn it on again. If the lights are
still flashing, contact Epson as described in “Where To
Get Help” on page 66.
Running a Printer Check
You can run a printer check to determine whether a problem comes from the
printer or some other source.
Before you run a printer check, make sure the CD/DVD tray is not inserted in the
printer, and make sure the front tray is in the paper (lower) position. See page 8
for details.
1. Make sure no lights are indicating errors. See page 55 for more information.
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2. Turn off both the printer and computer. Then disconnect the USB cable from
the printer.
3. Make sure letter-size plain paper is loaded in the printer.
4. Hold down the ) paper button, then press the P power button. Continue
holding down the ) paper and P power buttons until the green P power
light starts to flash, then release them.
5. A nozzle check pattern prints. (If the pattern has gaps, you need to clean the
print head as described on page 41.)
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If the test page prints, the problem probably lies in your software settings,
USB cable, or computer, or your software may not be installed correctly.
■
If the test page doesn’t print, you may have a problem with your printer.
Try the suggestions in “Problems and Solutions” below. If nothing works,
contact Epson as described in “Where To Get Help” on page 66.
6. Turn off the printer, reconnect the USB cable, then turn on your printer and
computer.
Problems and Solutions
Tip:
If you don’t find the information you’re looking for in this section, please check the
on-screen User’s Guide. You may find additional information in the User’s Guide that
will help you solve your problem.
Problems and Solutions 57
Setup and Software Installation Problems
Tip:
It’s a good idea to check Epson’s support website periodically for free updates to your
Epson Stylus Photo R260 printing software. Click the Driver Update button on the
Maintenance tab in your Windows printer software or visit Epson’s support website at
http://support.epson.com. Download instructions are posted for your convenience.
The printer makes noise after ink cartridge installation.
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The first time you install ink cartridges, the printer must charge its print head
for a minute or so. Wait until charging finishes before you turn off the printer,
or it may charge improperly and use excess ink the next time you turn it on.
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Make sure the ink cartridge cover is closed completely and no packing
material remains in the printer. Turn off the printer, wait a moment, then turn
it back on to clear the error.
You’re having problems installing the printer software.
■
Carefully follow the installation instructions on the Start Here sheet. Do not
connect your printer to the computer until you are instructed to do so. When
connecting your printer, make sure the USB cable is connected securely to the
printer and the computer. Also make sure your system meets the requirements
shown on page 69.
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Close your other programs, including any screen savers and virus protection
software, and install again.
■
If you are using a Macintosh and you do not see the printer name in the
Format for menu on the Page Setup screen, you may need to set up your
printer in the Printer Setup Utility or Print Center. See the Start Here sheet
for instructions.
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For Windows 2000, if you see an error message or your software doesn’t install
correctly, you may not have software installation privileges. Contact your
System Administrator.
■
Make sure Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, or XP was preinstalled on your system.
The USB Printer Device Driver may not install correctly if you’ve upgraded
from Windows 95.
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Make sure the USB Controller is working properly in Device Manager. See
your Windows help system for details. If it’s not working, contact your
computer manufacturer.
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If you’re printing on a network, see your on-screen User’s Guide for
instructions on configuring your printer for use on a network.
Printer Problems
The printer is on, but nothing prints.
■
Make sure the USB cable is connected securely and that the cable meets the
system requirements on page 69.
■
Run a printer check as described on page 56. If the check page prints, make
sure your software is installed correctly.
■
If you’re printing on a network, you need to set up your printer for network
printing, as described in your on-screen User’s Guide.
■
If you print continuously for an extended period, the paper may temporarily
stop feeding or the print head carriage may pause for a while to prevent the
printer mechanism from overheating and being damaged. If this happens, you
can continue to print but Epson recommends that you stop and leave the
printer on for about 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, turn the printer off and on
and it should print at normal speed.
The printer sounds as though it is printing, but nothing prints.
■
If you’re using Windows, make sure your printer is selected. For Macintosh
OS® X, make sure your printer is selected in the Page Setup and Print
windows.
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Make sure the print head nozzles are not clogged. To clean the print head, see
page 41.
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Make sure the printer software settings are appropriate for the paper size
you’re using.
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The printer won’t operate properly if it’s tilted or at an angle. Place it on a flat,
stable surface that extends beyond the printer base in all directions.
Your printer makes noise when you turn it on or after it has been sitting for
awhile.
Your printer is performing routine maintenance.
Problems and Solutions 59
Printing is too slow.
Make sure your system meets the requirements listed on page 69. If you’re printing
a high-resolution image, you need more than the minimum requirements listed.
You may also need to:
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Clear space on your hard drive or run a defragmentation utility.
■
Close open programs that you’re not using.
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Increase your system’s memory (RAM).
For the fastest printing, try these tips:
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Set the Quality Option to Draft (Windows) or the Quality/Speed slider to
Speed (Macintosh).
■
If your printer is connected to a hub, disconnect USB devices that you’re not
using.
Note:
Borderless printing takes longer, especially near the edges of the paper.
Print Quality Problems
You see banding (light lines).
■
The print head nozzles may need cleaning;
see page 41 for instructions.
■
Select a higher print quality and turn off
High Speed mode; see page 12 (Windows)
or page 16 (Macintosh) for instructions.
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Make sure the Type (Windows) or Media Type (Macintosh) setting matches
the paper you loaded; see page 19 for guidelines.
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Make sure the printable side of the paper is face-up. It’s usually brighter or
whiter.
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The ink cartridges may need replacing; see page 44 for instructions.
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Run the Print Head Alignment utility; see page 51 for instructions.
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Your printout is blurry or smeared.
■
Make sure you load paper with the printable
side face-up. The printable side is usually the
brighter or whiter side of the paper.
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Make sure your paper isn’t damp or curled,
or loaded face-down (the printable side
should be face-up). If it’s damp or curled,
reload a new stack of paper.
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When printing on special paper, check the instructions in the paper package.
You may need to use an included support sheet or load your paper one sheet at
a time.
■
Use Epson papers to ensure proper saturation and absorption of genuine
Epson inks.
■
Make sure your paper meets the specifications listed in the on-screen User’s
Guide.
■
Run the Print Head Alignment utility; see page 51 for instructions.
■
Remove each sheet from the output tray after printing.
Your printout is faint or has gaps.
■
The print head nozzles may need cleaning;
see page 41 for instructions.
■
The ink cartridges may be old or low on ink.
To replace an ink cartridge, see page 44.
■
Make sure the paper Type (Windows) Media
Type (Macintosh) setting matches the paper
you loaded; see page 19 for guidelines.
■
Make sure your paper isn’t damp or curled, or loaded face-down (the printable
side should be face-up). If it’s damp or curled, reload a new stack of paper. For
best results, use genuine Epson paper.
Your printout is grainy.
■
Try using a higher quality paper.
■
Select a higher print quality setting; see page 12 (Windows) or page 16
(Macintosh) for instructions.
Problems and Solutions 61
■
Run the Print Head Alignment utility. See page 51 for instructions.
■
You may need to increase the image resolution or print it in a smaller size; see
your software documentation.
You see wrong or missing colors.
■
Clean the print head; see page 41 for instructions.
■
Clear the Grayscale setting in your printer software (for Windows). Change
the ink setting in your printer software to Color (for Macintosh).
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The ink cartridges may be old or low on ink; see page 44.
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If you’re using Windows, try turning off PhotoEnhance. Also check if you’re
using a special effect that alters image colors, like Sepia.
Note:
Automatic photo correction is on by default. However, due to the complexity and
nature of some photographs, not all images can be corrected.
■
Try changing the Gamma setting; see your on-screen User’s Guide for more
information.
■
Your printed colors can never exactly match your on-screen colors. However,
you can use a color management system to get as close as possible. You can
also use your printer’s color management features. See your on-screen User’s
Guide for more information.
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After you print, the colors on your printout will take some time to set as the
ink dries. During this time, the colors may look different than you expect. To
reduce the drying time, avoid stacking your prints on top of each other.
Problems With Paper or CD/DVD Tray Feeding
Paper doesn’t eject fully or is wrinkled.
■
If the paper doesn’t eject fully, you may have set the wrong paper size. Press the
) paper button to eject the paper, then select the correct paper size.
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If it’s wrinkled when it ejects, the paper may be damp or too thin.
Paper doesn’t feed correctly or jams in the printer.
■
Make sure the paper support extension is pulled up.
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If paper doesn’t feed, remove it from the sheet feeder, reload it against the right
edge, then slide the left edge guide against the paper.
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■
If multiple pages feed at once, remove the paper from the sheet feeder, fan the
edges to separate the sheets, and carefully reload it.
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If paper jams, press the ) paper button to clear the jam. If that doesn’t work,
open the cover and remove any jammed paper, including small pieces that
may have torn off. Reload the paper and press the ) paper button.
If your paper loads incorrectly or jams frequently:
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Use new, smooth, high-quality paper, loaded printable side up. Don’t load
paper above the arrow mark on the left edge guide.
■
Place the paper against the right edge and slide the left edge guide against it,
but not too tight.
■
Store paper flat to prevent curling.
The CD/DVD tray is ejected or not fed correctly when a print job is sent.
■
Reinsert the CD/DVD tray correctly. See page 27.
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If the tray is ejected when you start a print job, the printer is not ready. Wait
until you see a message on your screen asking you to insert the tray. Then
reinsert the tray and press the ) paper button.
CD/DVD Printing Problems
Images and text are not centered on the CD/DVD.
Adjust the Print position as described on page 32 (Windows) or page 37
(Macintosh).
Ink smears on the CD/DVD or printing is too light.
■
Make sure you’re using ink jet-printable CDs or DVDs.
■
Handle the disc carefully and allow the ink to dry for at least 24 hours before
playing the disc or inserting it in a drive.
■
Adjust the print density as described on page 34 (Windows) or page 38
(Macintosh).
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Adjust the brightness or contrast. See the Epson Print CD on-screen help.
Printed CDs or DVDs are dirty.
Clean the rollers as described on page 27.
Problems and Solutions 63
The CD/DVD won’t feed into the printer.
Make sure you gently insert the CD/DVD tray along the base of the front tray
until the arrow marks on the CD/DVD tray and the front tray match each other.
Make sure both sides of the CD/DVD tray slide underneath the brackets on the
front tray. See page 27.
Miscellaneous Printout Problems
The image is inverted.
Turn off the Mirror Image setting in the your printer software or your application
program. (If you’re printing on Epson Iron-on Cool Peel Transfer paper, the image
should be inverted.)
The printer prints blank pages.
■
If you’re using Windows, make sure your printer is selected. For Macintosh
OS X, make sure your printer is selected in the Page Setup and Print windows.
■
The print head nozzles may need cleaning; see page 41.
The margins are incorrect.
■
Make sure the paper settings are correct for your paper size.
■
Make sure the paper is positioned all the way to the right of the sheet feeder.
Slide the left edge guide against the paper.
■
See your software documentation for instructions on choosing the correct
margins for your paper size. The margins must be within the printable area of
the page. See “Printable Area” in the “Specifications” section of your on-screen
User’s Guide.
The image size or position is incorrect.
■
Make sure the paper and layout options are set correctly.
■
Your images may not match the width/height proportions of the paper size or
layout you’re using, and may be cropped to fit.
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You see incorrect characters.
■
Make sure the USB cable is securely connected and meets the system
requirements on page 69. Then try printing again.
■
If you’re using Windows, make sure your printer is selected. For Macintosh
OS X, make sure your printer is selected in the Page Setup and Print windows.
■
If you’re using a switch box or USB hub with your printer, connect the printer
directly to your computer instead.
Too many copies are printing.
Make sure that the Copies option in your printer software or program is not set for
multiple copies.
Uninstalling Printer Software
You may need to uninstall and then reinstall your printer driver and utilities. For
example, this might be necessary when you upgrade your operating system. You
don’t need to uninstall Epson Print CD, PhotoImpression, or your on-screen
User’s Guide.
Note:
Do not turn off or disconnect the printer while you are uninstalling the software.
Windows
1. Turn off the printer and disconnect its USB cable.
2. Click Start, and select Programs or All Programs.
3. Point to Epson or Epson Printers, then select Epson Printer Software
Uninstall.
4. In the next window, select EPSON Stylus Photo R260 Series, and click OK.
Then follow the on-screen instructions.
5. Restart your computer, then see the Start Here sheet to reinstall your software.
Uninstalling Printer Software 65
Macintosh
1. Quit all running applications.
2. Insert the Epson printer software CD-ROM into your Macintosh.
3. Open the Epson CD-ROM desktop icon.
4. Double-click the English folder, then double-click the OSX folder.
Note:
You may have to scroll down to see these folders.
5. Double-click the Installer icon.
Note:
If the Authenticate dialog box appears, enter your password or phrase and click
OK.
6. When the Installer window appears, select Uninstall from the pop-up menu
in the upper left and click Uninstall.
7. Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the printer software.
Note:
If the name of your printer remains in the Print Center or Printer Setup Utility,
select it from Printer List and click Delete.
8. Restart your Macintosh, then see the Start Here sheet to reinstall your
software.
Where To Get Help
Epson Technical Support
Epson provides these technical support services:
Internet Support
Visit Epson’s support website at http://support.epson.com and select your
product for solutions to common problems. You can download drivers and
documentation, get FAQs and troubleshooting advice, or e-mail Epson with your
questions.
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Speak to a Support Representative
Before you call Epson for support, please have the following information ready:
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Product name (Epson Stylus Photo R260)
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Product serial number (located on the label in back)
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Proof of purchase (such as a store receipt) and date of purchase
■
Computer configuration
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Description of the problem
Then call:
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U.S.: (562) 276-7282, 6 AM to 8 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday,
and 7 AM to 4 PM, Saturday.
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Canada: (905) 709-2567, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through
Friday.
Toll or long distance charges may apply.
Purchase Supplies and Accessories
You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper from an Epson authorized reseller.
To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or you can
purchase online at http://www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or
http://www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
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Requirements and Notices
Windows System Requirements
To use your printer and its software, your system should have:
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A Microsoft® Windows compatible PC with a Pentium®-equivalent processor (300
MHz or faster recommended)
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Microsoft Windows 98SE, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP, or
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
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256MB RAM (512MB or more recommended)
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300MB free hard disk space (550MB or more recommended)
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SVGA monitor with at least a 256 color display
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CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the printer software
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USB connection: a computer with preinstalled Windows 98SE, 2000, Me, or XP, and
a Windows-compliant USB port and shielded USB “AB” cable. Using an improperly
shielded USB cable may cause the printer to malfunction.
Macintosh System Requirements
To use your printer and its software, your system should have:
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Macintosh OS X 10.2.8 or later
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256MB RAM (512MB or more recommended)
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300MB free hard disk space (550MB or more recommended)
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SVGA monitor with at least a 256 color display
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CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the printer software
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A built-in USB port
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A shielded USB “AB” cable. Using an improperly shielded USB cable may cause the
printer to malfunction.
Requirements and Notices 69
Important Safety Instructions
Before using your printer, read the following safety instructions to make sure you use the
printer safely and effectively:
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Be sure to follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer.
■
Do not block or cover the openings in the printer’s case or insert objects through
the slots. Leave enough room around the printer for sufficient ventilation.
■
Use only the type of power source indicated on the printer’s label.
■
Use only the power cord that comes with the printer. Use of another cord may result
in fire or electric shock. Do not use the cord with any other equipment.
■
Be sure your AC power cord meets the relevant local safety standard.
■
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.
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Avoid electrical outlets controlled by wall switches or automatic timers.
■
Keep your printer and computer system away from potential sources of
electromagnetic interference, such as loudspeakers or cordless telephone base units.
■
Do not use a damaged or frayed power cord.
■
If you use an extension cord with the printer, make sure the total ampere rating of the
devices plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the cord’s ampere rating.
Also, make sure the total ampere rating of all devices plugged into the wall outlet does
not exceed the wall outlet’s ampere rating.
■
Except as specifically explained in your documentation, do not attempt to service the
printer yourself.
■
Unplug the printer and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions: If the power cord or plug is damaged; if liquid has entered the
printer; if the printer has been dropped or the case damaged; if the printer does not
operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance. Adjust only those
controls that are covered by the operating instructions.
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When connecting the printer to a computer or other device with a cable, ensure the
correct orientation of the connectors. Each connector has only one correct
orientation. Inserting a connector in the wrong orientation may damage both devices
connected by the cable.
■
Place the printer on a flat, stable surface that extends beyond the printer base in all
directions. The printer will not operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle.
■
When storing or transporting the printer, do not tilt it, stand it on its side, or turn it
upside down. Otherwise, ink may leak from the cartridges.
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Leave enough space in front of the printer for the paper to be fully ejected.
■
Avoid locations that are subject to rapid changes in heat or humidity, shocks or
vibrations, or dust.
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Do not place the printer near a radiator or heating vent or in direct sunlight.
■
Place the printer near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged.
■
Do not put your hand inside the printer or touch the ink cartridges during printing.
■
Do not use aerosol products that contain flammable gases inside or around this
product. Doing so may cause fire.
■
Do not move the print head by hand; otherwise, you may damage the printer.
■
Always turn the printer off using the P power button. When this button is pressed,
the green P power light flashes. Do not unplug the printer or turn off the power to
the outlet until the green P power light stops flashing.
■
Before transporting the printer, make sure that the print head is in the home (far
right) position and the ink cartridges are in place.
■
Leave the ink cartridges installed. Removing the cartridges can dehydrate the print
head and may prevent the printer from printing.
■
Turn off and unplug the printer before cleaning. Clean with a damp cloth only. Do
not spill liquid on the printer.
Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions
■
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and don’t drink the ink.
■
Do not shake ink cartridges after opening their packages; this can cause leakage.
■
Be careful when you handle used ink cartridges, as there may be some ink remaining
around the ink supply port. If ink gets on your skin, wash the area thoroughly with
soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. If
discomfort or vision problems remain after a thorough flushing, see a doctor
immediately.
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Do not remove or tear the label on the cartridge; this can cause leakage.
■
Install the ink cartridge immediately after you remove it from its package. Leaving the
cartridge unpacked for a long time before use can result in reduced print quality.
■
Do not use an ink cartridge beyond the date printed on the package. For best results,
use up the ink cartridges within six months of first installing them.
■
Do not dismantle the ink cartridges or try to refill them. This could damage the print
head.
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After bringing an ink cartridge inside from a cold storage site, allow it to warm up at
room temperature for at least three hours before using it.
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Store ink cartridges in a cool, dark place.
■
Do not touch the green IC chip on the side of the cartridge. This may affect normal
operation and printing.
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The IC chip on this ink cartridge retains a variety of cartridge related-information
such as the ink cartridge status, so that the cartridge may be removed and reinserted
freely. However, each time the cartridge is inserted, some ink is consumed because the
printer automatically performs a reliability check.
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If you remove an ink cartridge for later use, protect the ink supply area from dirt and
dust and store it in the same environment as the printer. Note that there is a valve in
the ink supply port, making covers or plugs unnecessary, but care is needed to prevent
the ink from staining items that the cartridge touches. Do not touch the ink cartridge
ink supply port or surrounding area.
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Store ink cartridges with their labels facing upward. Do not store cartridges upside
down.
FCC Compliance Statement
For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio and television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
■
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
■
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
■
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
■
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING: The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this
equipment will invalidate the FCC Certification of this device and may cause interference
levels which exceed the limits established by the FCC for this equipment. It is the
responsibility of the user to obtain and use a shielded equipment interface cable with this
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device. If this equipment has more than one interface connector, do not leave cables
connected to unused interfaces. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
For Canadian Users
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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:
MS: 3-13
3840 Kilroy Airport Way
Long Beach, CA 90806-2469
Telephone: (562) 290-5254
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:
B411B
Declaration of Conformity 73
Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty
What Is Covered: Epson America, Inc. (“Epson”) warrants to the original retail purchaser
that the Epson printer covered by this limited warranty statement, if purchased and
operated only in the United States or Canada, will be free from defects in workmanship
and materials for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. For warranty
service, you must provide proof of the date of original purchase.
What Epson Will Do To Correct Problems: Should your Epson printer prove defective
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during the warranty period, please call the Epson Connection at (562) 276-7282 (U.S.)
or (905) 709-2567 (Canada) for warranty repair instructions and return authorization. An
Epson service technician will provide telephone diagnostic service to determine whether
the printer requires service. If service is needed, Epson will, at its option, exchange or
repair the printer without charge for parts or labor. If Epson authorizes an exchange for the
defective unit, Epson will ship a replacement printer to you, freight prepaid, so long as you
use an address in Canada or the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico and U.S. Possessions).
Shipments to other locations will be made freight collect. You are responsible for securely
packaging the defective unit and returning it to Epson within five (5) working days of
receipt of the replacement. Epson requires a debit or a credit card number to secure the
cost of the replacement printer in the event that you fail to return the defective one. If your
printer is being repaired, Epson will direct you to send your printer to Epson or its
authorized service center, where the printer will be fixed and sent back to you. You are
responsible for packing the printer and for all costs to and from the Epson authorized
service center. When warranty service involves the exchange of the printer or a part, the
item replaced becomes Epson property. The replacement printer or part may be new or
refurbished to the Epson standard of quality, and, at Epson’s option, may be another
model of like kind and quality. Epson’s liability for replacement of the covered printer will
not exceed the original retail selling price of the covered printer. Exchange products and
parts assume the remaining warranty period of your original product covered by this
limited warranty.
What This Warranty Does Not Cover: This warranty does not apply to refurbished or
reconditioned products. This warranty covers only normal use in the United States and
Canada. Using this product for continuous production or similar high duty purposes is
not considered normal use; damage, maintenance or service from such use will not be
covered under this warranty. This warranty is not transferable. This warranty does not
cover any color change or fading of prints or reimbursement of materials or services
required for reprinting. This warranty does not cover damage to the Epson product caused
by parts or supplies not manufactured, distributed or certified by Epson. This warranty
does not cover ribbons, ink cartridges or third party parts, components, or peripheral
devices added to the Epson product after its shipment from Epson, e.g., dealer or useradded boards or components. Epson is not responsible for warranty service should the
Epson label or logo or the rating label or serial number be removed or should the product
74 Requirements and Notices
fail to be properly maintained or fail to function properly as a result of misuse, abuse,
improper installation, neglect, improper shipping, damage caused by disasters such as fire,
flood, and lightning, improper electrical current, software problems, interaction with nonEpson products, or service other than by an Epson Authorized Servicer. If a claimed defect
cannot be identified or reproduced, you will be held responsible for the costs incurred.
THE WARRANTY AND REMEDY PROVIDED ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN
LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
NON-INFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SOME
LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. IF
THESE LAWS APPLY, THEN ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE
LIMITED TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD IDENTIFIED ABOVE. UNLESS
STATED HEREIN, ANY STATEMENT OR REPRESENTATIONS MADE BY ANY
OTHER PERSON OR FIRM ARE VOID. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THIS
WRITTEN WARRANTY, NEITHER EPSON AMERICA, INC. NOR ITS
AFFILIATES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, INCONVENIENCE, OR
DAMAGE, INCLUDING DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY
TO USE THE EPSON PRODUCT, WHETHER RESULTING FROM BREACH OF
WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.
In Canada, warranties include both warranties and conditions.
Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, and
some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary from jurisdiction
to jurisdiction.
To find the Epson Authorized Reseller nearest you, visit our website at:
http://www.epson.com.
To find the Epson Customer Care Center nearest you, visit http://support.epson.com.
You can also write to:
Epson America, Inc., P.O. Box 93012, Long Beach, CA 90809-3012
Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty 75
76 Requirements and Notices
Index
A
Accessories, 67
Aligning print head, 51 to 52
Automatic mode, Macintosh, 16
B
Banding, 60
Basic printing
Macintosh, 15 to 18
Windows, 11 to 14
Blank pages, 64
Blurry images, 61
Borderless expansion
adjusting, Macintosh, 26
adjusting, Windows, 24
Borderless printing, 20 to 26
C
Cable, USB, 69
Camera, printing from, 39 to 40
Cancelling printing
Macintosh, 18
Windows, 14
CDs
adjusting print density, Macintosh, 38
to 39
adjusting print density, Windows, 34
adjusting print position, Macintosh, 37
to 38
adjusting print position, Windows, 32
to 33
designing, Macintosh, 35 to 36
designing, Windows, 30 to 31
feeding problems, 63
inserting in printer, 27 to 29
printing on, 26 to 39
printing problems, 63 to 64
Cell phone, printing from, 39 to 40
Characters, incorrect, 65
Checking printer, 56 to 57
Cleaning
print head, 41 to 43
printer, 53
rollers, 27
sheets, 53
Color management
Macintosh, 16
Windows, 13
Color problems, 62
ColorSync, 16
Copies setting, Macintosh, 16
D
Declaration of Conformity, 73
Default printer settings, Windows, 14
Digital camera, printing from, 39 to 40
Displaying photos, 21
DVDs, see CDs
E
Edge-to-edge printing, 20 to 26
Index 77
Epson
accessories, 67
help, 66 to 67
ink, 46
papers, 10, 19, 20
Print CD, Macintosh, 34 to 39
Print CD, Windows, 29 to 34
Store, 67
warranty, 74 to 75
Exif Print, 5
Expansion
borderless, Macintosh, 26
Borderless, Windows, 24
F
Faint images, 61
FCC Compliance, 72 to 73
Full bleed printing, 20 to 26
G
Gamma setting, Macintosh, 16
Grainy prints, 61
H
Head Cleaning utility, 42 to 43
Help, Epson, 66 to 67
I
Incorrect characters, 65
Incorrect colors, 62
Ink cartridge
level of ink in, 44
ordering, 46
replacing, 44 to 51
safety instructions, 49, 71 to 72
Ink level, checking
Macintosh, 45
Windows, 44
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Installation problems, 58 to 59
Inverted image, 64
J
Jams, paper, 62
L
Layout problems, 64
Layout settings
Macintosh, 16
Windows, 13
M
Macintosh
basic printing, 15 to 18
system requirements, 69
uninstalling software, 66
Maintaining printer, 41 to 54
Marginless printing, 20 to 26
Margins, incorrect, 64
Media Type setting, 19
Mirror image, 64
Mobile phone, printing from, 39 to 40
Monitoring ink level
Macintosh, 45
Windows, 44
Moving printer, 54
N
Noise, printer, 59
Nozzle check, 41 to 42
O
Orientation setting
Macintosh, 15
Windows, 12
P
Page Setup, Macintosh, 15
Paper
Epson, 10, 19, 20
feeding problems, 62 to 63
loading, 7 to 9
orientation, Macintosh, 15
orientation, Windows, 12
size, Macintosh, 15
size, Windows, 12
Paper Type setting, 19
Phone, printing from, 39 to 40
Photos
displaying and storing, 21
printing, 20 to 26
PictBridge, 39
Print CD software
Macintosh, 34 to 39
Windows, 29 to 34
Print dialog box
Macintosh, 15
Windows, 11
Print head
aligning, 51 to 52
cleaning, 41 to 43
Print Head Alignment utility, 51 to 52
Print quality problems, 60 to 62
Print window
Macintosh, 15
Windows, 11
Printer
check, 56 to 57
cleaning, 53
maintaining, 41 to 54
noise, 59
problems, 55 to 65
transporting, 54
Printing
basic, 11 to 18
borderless photos, 20 to 26
CDs and DVDs, 26 to 39
controlling, Macintosh, 18
controlling, Windows, 14
Printing, slow, 60
Problems
CD printing, 63 to 64
CD/DVD feeding, 63
color, 62
installing software, 58 to 59
miscellaneous, 64 to 65
paper feeding, 62 to 63
print quality, 60 to 62
printer, 55 to 65
Q
Quality Option setting, 12
Quality/Speed setting, 16
S
Safety instructions, 70 to 72
Slow printing, 60
Software
Epson Print CD, Macintosh, 34 to 39
Epson Print CD, Windows, 29 to 34
problems, solving, 58 to 59
uninstalling, 65 to 66
Stopping printing
Macintosh, 18
Windows, 14
Storing photos, 21
System requirements, 69
T
Transporting printer, 54
Troubleshooting, 55 to 67
Type setting, 19
U
Uninstalling software, 65 to 66
Index 79
USB
cable, 69
port for camera, 40
port for phone, 40
Utilities
Head Cleaning, 42 to 43
Nozzle Check, 41 to 42
Print Head Alignment, 51 to 52
W
Warranty, 74 to 75
Windows
basic printing, 11 to 14
Picture and Fax Viewer, 22
system requirements, 69
uninstalling software, 65
80 Index
Epson Paper and Ink—
Designed to Work Together
You can purchase genuine Epson paper and ink online at www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or
www.epson.ca (Canadian sales). Or you can purchase from an Epson authorized retailer.
To find the nearest retail store, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766).
Epson Papers
Epson papers are specially coated to work with genuine Epson inks for optimal image quality
and maximum longevity.
Paper category
Description
Photo PapersFor lab quality photos—from everyday snapshots to professional
portraits. Available in glossy, semi-gloss, and luster finishes.
Matte PapersNon-glare paper with a smooth or textured finish for professional
quality photos, brochures, or art projects.
Scrapbooking PapersAcid-free, lignin-free paper for archival quality photos,
backgrounds, headlines, and other page elements.
Fine Art PapersLuxurious weight, texture, and finish give these fine art papers a
true museum quality appearance.
Specialty PapersFor projects that showcase your favorite photos, including greeting
cards, iron-on transfers, and transparencies.
Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Ideal for framing and for long lasting, professional quality prints. It has an
ultra smooth and bright white finish, and is Epson’s heaviest weight
glossy paper for standard-size printers.
Genuine Epson Inks
ook for the numbers below to find your cartridges.
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It’s as easy as remembering your number!
78 Black T078120
78 Magenta T078320
78 Cyan T078220
78 Lt. Magenta T078620
78 Lt. Cyan T078520
78 Yellow T078420
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You can purchase genuine Epson paper and ink online at www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or
www.epson.ca (Canadian sales). Or you can purchase from an Epson authorized retailer.
To find the nearest retail store, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766).
Epson Papers
Epson papers are specially coated to work with genuine Epson inks for optimal image quality
and maximum longevity.
Paper category
Description
Photo PapersFor lab quality photos—from everyday snapshots to professional
portraits. Available in glossy, semi-gloss, and luster finishes.
Matte PapersNon-glare paper with a smooth or textured finish for professional
quality photos, brochures, or art projects.
Scrapbooking PapersAcid-free, lignin-free paper for archival quality photos,
backgrounds, headlines, and other page elements.
Fine Art PapersLuxurious weight, texture, and finish give these fine art papers a
true museum quality appearance.
Specialty PapersFor projects that showcase your favorite photos, including greeting
cards, iron-on transfers, and transparencies.
Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Ideal for framing and for long lasting, professional quality prints. It has an
ultra smooth and bright white finish, and is Epson’s heaviest weight
glossy paper for standard-size printers.
Genuine Epson Inks
ook for the numbers below to find your cartridges.
L
It’s as easy as remembering your number!
78 Black T078120
78 Magenta T078320
78 Cyan T078220
78 Lt. Magenta T078620
78 Lt. Cyan T078520
78 Yellow T078420
ry the High Capacity 77 cartridges available at www.epson.com/highcapacity
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(U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
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