Epson Pro 7600 Specifications

Epson Pro 7600 Specifications
EPSON Stylus Pro 7600/9600
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FCC Compliance Statement
For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this
equipment does cause interference to radio and television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures:
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING
The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this equipment will invalidate the FCC
Certification of this device and may cause interference levels which exceed the limits established by the FCC for
this equipment. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain and use a shielded equipment interface cable with this
device. If this equipment has more than one interface connector, do not leave cables connected to unused
interfaces. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s authority to
operate the equipment.
For Canadian Users
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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Contents
Introduction
Options and Accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Where To Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macintosh System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
ENERGY STAR Compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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1 Setting Up the Printer
Unpacking and Assembling the Stylus Pro 7600 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unpacking and Assembling the Optional Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unpacking the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mounting the Printer on the Optional Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attaching the Paper Basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unpacking and Assembling the Stylus Pro 9600 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unpacking the Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Assembling the Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Unpacking the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Mounting the Printer on the Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Attaching the Basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the Power Cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting the Printer to Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to the USB Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Connecting to the Parallel Port (Windows Only) . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing and Connecting to an Optional Interface Card . . . . . .
Installing the Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing the Software for Macintosh OS 8.5 to 9.x . . . . . . . . . .
Installing Software for Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running a Nozzle Check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Print Head from the Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aligning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Examining the UNI-D ALL Alignment Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Examining the BI-D BLACK (K1) Alignment Pattern . . . . . . . .
Examining the BI-D ALL Alignment Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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2 Handling Paper and Other Media
Selecting Media For Your Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing on EPSON Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Guidelines for Using EPSON Papers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Guidelines for Using Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading the Paper onto the Spindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Placing the Paper in the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Roll Paper Belt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Removing Paper from the Spindle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching Between 2-Inch and 3-Inch Roll Paper . . . . . . . . . . .
Cutting Paper Manually with the Built-in Cutter . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing Trim Lines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Cut Sheet Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing on Posterboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the Platen Gap for Thick or Thin Paper . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Paper Basket . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Catching Printouts in Front of the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Catching Printouts Under the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optimizing the Settings for Your Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Adjusting the Paper Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Creating and Selecting Paper Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Choosing Page Setup Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing Without Borders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing Basic Print Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting the Correct Media Type Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing Advanced Print Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Color Management Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper Configuration Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Managing Print Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Up Background Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Monitor3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cancelling Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking Printer Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting Configuration Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Choosing Basic Print Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting the Correct Media Type Setting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing Paper and Layout Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing Without Borders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Choosing Advanced Print Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Color Management Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper Configuration Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Managing Print Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Progress Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Spool Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using Status Monitor 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Setting Monitoring Preferences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Optimizing Print Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5 Maintaining and Transporting the Printer
Checking Printer Status and Part Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing Status Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing Status Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Running a Cleaning Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing a Nozzle Check Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Print Head from the Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . .
Performing a Power Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aligning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Examining the UNI-D ALL Alignment Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Examining the BI-D BLACK Alignment Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . .
Examining the BI-D ALL Alignment Pattern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking Ink Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Purchasing Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Installing an Ink Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Switching Between Black Ink Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preparing to Switch Black Ink Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting the Black Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Checking the Maintenance Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Draining the Ink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Charging the Ink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Updating the Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the Paper Cutter Blade . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing the Maintenance Tank . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Transporting or Storing the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Preparing the Printer for Shipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Moving the Printer on the Stand . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Uninstalling and Reinstalling the Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Diagnosing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Using the Control Panel to Check the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Improving Print Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Solving Operational Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Solving Miscellaneous Printing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Solving Paper Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Solving Roll Paper Feeding Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Clearing Paper Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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A Specifications
Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Dimensions and Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printer Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Safety Approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printable Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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Introduction
This Printer Guide provides important information on setting up your
printer, selecting paper, basic operation, and replacing parts such as ink
cartridges. It also tells you how to maintain your printer to keep it working
at its best, and provides troubleshooting tips in case you have a problem.
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For additional information, see the following:
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The Quick Reference Guide provides a handy summary of procedures for
daily use and printer maintenance—loading paper, replacing ink
cartridges, running cleaning cycles, aligning the print head, and clearing
paper jams. Attach it to your printer for easy reference.
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The electronic Reference Guide on the CD-ROM provides additional
information about the printer, drivers, and utility software. You can read
the guide using a web browser, such as Netscape® Navigator® or
Microsoft® Internet Explorer, versions 3.0 or later.
To set up your printer,
follow the instructions in
Chapter 1.
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes
These symbols are used in this book:
Warning
Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Caution
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Note
TIP
Notes contain important information about your printer.
Tips contain additional hints on how to get the most out of your printer.
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Options and Accessories
Your EPSON Stylus Pro 7600 and 9600 offer these optional upgrades and
accessories:
Check the EPSON Pro
Graphics web site at
http://prographics.epson.
com for new accessories
and options that may
become available.
Optional equipment and software
Option
Part number
EPSON Stylus Pro 7600 Printer Stand
C12C844061
EFI® Fiery® Spark Professional 2.0 Software RIP
C842832
Internal 10/100 BaseT (Ethernet™) Type-B interface card
C12C823912
Internal IEEE 1394
(FireWire™)
Type-B interface card
C823722
Automatic Take-Up Reel System (Stylus Pro 9600 only)
C12C815251
Replacement 44-inch Take-up Reel Core
(Stylus Pro 9600 only)
C815121
Paper Roller Spindle (Normal Tension) — 2- or 3-inch
Stylus Pro 7600:
Stylus Pro 9600:
C12C811161
C12C811151
Paper Roller Spindle (High Tension) — 2- or 3-inch
Stylus Pro 7600:
Stylus Pro 9600:
C12C811155
C12C811152
Manual Media Cutting System*
Stylus Pro 7600:
Stylus Pro 9600:
Replacement Manual Cutting Blade (for Manual Media
Cutting System)
C12C815231
C815182
C815192
* Designed for use with heavy media, which can damage the printer’s built-in
cutter.
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In addition, you can order these user-replaceable items:
Consumables and user-replaceable parts
Part
Part number
Replacement Ink Maintenance Tank*
Stylus Pro 7600:
Stylus Pro 9600:
C120890071
C126890071
Replacement Printer Cutter Blade**
C12C815241
Ink Cartridges
See page 142 for a
complete listing.
Paper (roll and sheet)
See page 64 for a
complete listing.
*
See page 155 for details.
** Replaces the blade for the printer’s built-in cutter (see page 153).
You can purchase optional equipment and software, ink cartridges, paper,
and manuals from EPSON at (800) 873-7766, or you can visit the EPSON
StoreSM at www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call
(800) 463-7766 for dealer referral.
Where To Get Help
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If you experience
difficulty with the
toll-free line or your
Unit ID number, call
(562) 276-1305.
EPSON provides technical support and information on the installation,
configuration, and operation of professional printing products through the
EPSON PreferredSM Protection Plan. Dial (888) 377-6611, 6 AM to 8 PM,
Pacific Time, Monday through Friday. Support hours and days are subject
to change without notice.
Before you call, make sure you have your Unit ID number, which is
included with the EPSON Preferred Protection Plan information that came
with your printer. You’ll also need your printer serial number and proof of
purchase.
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EPSON also provides technical assistance 24 hours a day through the World
Wide Web. You can reach EPSON Support at http://support.epson.com. At
this site, you can download drivers and other files, look at product
documentation, access troubleshooting information, and receive technical
advice through e-mail.
You can purchase ink cartridges, paper, and accessories from EPSON at
(800) 873-7766, or by visiting the EPSON Store at www.epsonstore.com
(U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 463-7766 for dealer referral.
Macintosh System Requirements
To use your printer in either a standalone or peer-to-peer network
environment, your Macintosh® system should include the requirements
listed below:
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OS 8.5.1 through 9.X
(OS X drivers available at www.epson.com)
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500 MHz or higher processor recommended
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256MB of RAM or higher recommended
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At least 25MB of free hard disk space to install the software, and at least
2GB of free hard disk space for processing files (8GB or more available
hard disk space recommended)
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Quad-speed (4×) or faster CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the
printer software
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For USB connection: a compliant USB port and a shielded USB “AB”
cable from Series A (computer) to Series B (printer), up to 6.6 ft
(2 meters) long
Caution
Using an improperly
shielded USB cable—
especially a cable more
than 6.6 ft. (2 meters)
long—may cause the
printer to malfunction.
For IEEE 1394 (FireWire) connection: the optional IEEE 1394 card
(described on page 10) and a shielded IEEE 1394 cable
For network connection: the optional Ethernet card (described on
page 10) and a compatible cable
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Windows System Requirements
To use your printer in either a standalone or peer-to-peer network
environment, your system should include the requirements listed below:
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IBM®-compatible PC with a Pentium® IV 1 GHz or higher processor
recommended
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For parallel connection: Windows® 95, 98, Me, NT® 4.0, 2000, or XP
For USB connection: PC with USB-compliant port running Windows
98 (factory installed), Me, 2000, or XP
For IEEE 1394 connection: PC with IEEE 1394 port running
Windows Me, 2000, or XP
For 10/100 BaseT Ethernet connection: Ethernet equipped PC running
Windows 95, 98, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, or XP
Caution
Using an improperly
shielded USB cable—
especially a cable more
than 6.6 ft. (2 meters)
long—may cause the
printer to malfunction.
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256MB of RAM or higher recommended
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At least 25MB of free hard disk space to install the software, and at least
2GB of free hard disk space for processing files (8GB or more available
hard disk space recommended)
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Quad-speed (4×) CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the printer
software
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For parallel connection: a high-speed, bidirectional, IEEE 1284compliant parallel cable, 6 to 10 ft. (1.8 to 3 m) long, with a D-SUB,
25-pin, male connector for your computer and a 36-pin, Centronics®
compatible connector for the printer
For USB connection: a computer running Windows 98, Me, 2000, or
XP with a Windows compliant USB port and a shielded USB “AB”
cable from Series A (computer) to Series B (printer), up to 6.6 ft.
(2 meters) long
For IEEE 1394 connection: the optional IEEE 1394 port (described on
page 10) and a shielded IEEE 1394 cable
For network connection: the optional Ethernet card (described on
page 10) and a compatible cable
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ENERGY STAR Compliance
As an ENERGY STAR Partner, EPSON has determined that this product
meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.
The EPA ENERGY STAR Office Equipment program is a voluntary
partnership with the computer and office equipment industry to promote
the introduction of energy-efficient personal computers, monitors, printers,
fax machines, and copiers in an effort to reduce air pollution caused by
power generation.
Caution
Always turn the printer
off using the Power
button. When you press
this button, the Operate
light flashes briefly, then
goes out. Do not unplug
the printer or turn off the
power to the printer until
the Operate light is off.
This ensures that the
print head is safely
capped.
Important Safety Instructions
Before using your printer, read the following safety instructions to make sure
you use the equipment safely and effectively.
•
Turn off and unplug the printer before cleaning. Clean with a damp
cloth only. Do not spill liquid on the printer.
•
Do not place the printer on an unstable surface or near a radiator or
heating vent. Avoid areas subject to rapid changes in temperature and
humidity or shock and vibrations.
•
Do not place the printer near a window or in direct sunlight. Bright
light can interfere with the paper sensors, causing paper jams and related
problems.
•
Keep the entire system away from potential sources of electromagnetic
interference, such as loudspeakers or the base units of cordless
telephones.
•
Place the printer on a flat surface. It will not operate properly if it is
tilted or at an angle.
•
Do not block or cover the openings in the printer case or insert objects
through the slots.
•
Use only the type of power source indicated on the label.
•
Connect all equipment to properly grounded power outlets. Avoid using
outlets on the same circuit as photocopiers or air control systems that
regularly switch on and off. Do not use outlets controlled by wall
switches or timers.
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•
Place the printer near a wall outlet where the plugs can be easily
unplugged.
Placez l’imprimante près d’une prise de contacte où la fiche peut être
débranchée facilement.
•
Do not let the power cords become damaged or frayed.
•
If you use an extension cord with the printer, make sure the total ampere
rating of the devices plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the
cord’s ampere rating. Also, make sure the total ampere rating of all
devices plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the wall outlet’s
ampere rating.
•
Except as specifically explained in the documentation, do not attempt to
service the printer yourself. Opening or removing those covers that are
marked “Do Not Remove” may expose you to dangerous voltage points
or other risks. Refer all servicing in those compartments to service
personnel.
•
Turn off the printer using the Power button, 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 equipment 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.
Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions
•
Do not put your hand inside the printer or touch the cartridges during
printing.
•
To avoid damaging the printer, do not move the print head by hand.
•
Under normal circumstances, ink will not come out of the cartridge. If it
does get on your skin, wash it off with soap and water. If it gets in your
eyes, flush them immediately with water.
•
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do not drink the
ink.
•
Do not store ink cartridges at high or freezing temperatures. Keep
cartridges away from direct sunlight.
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•
Do not dismantle the ink cartridges or try to refill them. This could
result in damage to the print head.
•
Install the ink cartridge immediately after you remove it from its
package. Leaving the cartridge unpacked for a long time before use may
result in reduced print quality.
•
Do not use an ink cartridge beyond the date printed on the cartridge
package. For best results, use cartridges within six months of installation.
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Chapter 1:
Setting Up
the Printer
Follow the steps in this chapter to assemble the printer, install the software,
and make any necessary adjustments. You should allow at least two hours for
this process.
This chapter covers the following information:
Note
When choosing a place
for the printer, leave
adequate room for easy
access and ventilation.
Avoid locations subject to
direct sunlight, excessive
heat, moisture, or dust.
Also avoid locations near
potential sources of
interference, such as loud
speakers, cordless
phones, TVs, or air
conditioners.
•
Unpacking and assembly
•
Connecting the power cord
•
Installing the ink cartridges
•
Loading the roll paper
•
Connecting the printer to your computer
•
Installing the printer software
•
Running a nozzle check
•
Aligning the print head
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Warning
Unpacking and Assembling the Stylus Pro 7600
Follow these steps to assemble your printer. If you have a Stylus Pro 9600,
see page 27 instead.
Assembly requires two
people.
Unpacking and Assembling the Optional Stand
If you have an optional stand for the Stylus Pro 7600, follow these steps to
unpack and assemble it. Otherwise, skip ahead to “Unpacking the Printer”
on page 21.
1. Unpack the stand and make sure you have all these items. You will also
need a Phillips screwdriver.
Parts:
C
A
B
D
F
E
A:
Base, right and left (1 each)
B:
Leg, right and left (1 each)
C:
Bottom support bar(1)
D:
Top support bar(1)
E:
Basket hooks (4)
F:
Basket (1)
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Accessories:
G
H
J
K
I
L
M
G:
Allen wrench (1)
H:
Bolts (4)
for attaching legs to base
I:
Bolts (2)
for attaching lower bar to legs
J:
Collars (2)
for attaching lower bar to legs
K:
Phillips screws with washers (4)
for attaching top support bar to legs
L:
Wing screws (2)
for attaching printer to stand
M:
Washers (2)
for attaching printer to stand
2. Insert one of the legs into the base as shown. (The bolt holes line up only
if the leg is matched with the correct base.) Use the included Allen
wrench to fasten the leg with two bolts (H).
Bolt holes
Underside view of base
showing location of bolt holes
H
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3. Assemble the other leg and base in the same way.
H
4. Attach the bottom support bar as shown. Fasten the bar with one
collar (J) and one bolt (I) at each end.
J
K
5. Attach the top support bar as shown. Use a Phillips screwdriver to fasten
the four small screws (K).
K
K
6. Make sure each part of the stand is tightened securely.
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Unpacking the Printer
1. Remove the roll paper, polystyrene foam, and cardboard cushions.
2. Remove the handles from the sides of the box as shown.
3. Lift the box up and away from the printer. Remove the ink cartridges
and other accessories from the side as shown below.
Remove ink
cartridges and
accessories
B
A
4. Remove the cardboard panels from around the printer.
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5. Take out the foam supports from under the printer.
6. Remove any packing tape. Check these areas:
•
the front cover
•
the ink compartment cover (in front on the left)
•
the maintenance tank (on the right side near the bottom)
7. Open the front cover. Then unscrew the bolt and remove the bracket
securing the print head. Save the bolt and bracket in case you need to
ship the printer.
Warning
Two or more people are
required to lift the printer.
8. If you want to set the
printer on a desk, use at
least two people to hold
it as shown. Otherwise
follow the instructions in
the next section to mount
it on the optional stand.
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Mounting the Printer on the Optional Stand
If you have an optional stand, follow these steps to mount the printer:
1. Lock the casters and lower the stabilizer knobs to keep the stand from
rolling.
Stabilizer knob
Warning
2. Using two people, hold the printer at the indicated locations. Then set it
on the stand as shown.
Two or more people are
required to lift the printer.
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3. Fasten the printer to the stand with wing screws (L) and washers (M).
M
L
M
L
Attaching the Paper Basket
1. Attach the metal rods as shown. The free ends of the rods should point
outward.
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2. Snap the basket’s plastic connectors onto the metal rods at the rear of
the stand. (The rear connectors are labeled with an R.)
3. Rotate the front bar once as shown, so the fabric folds around the bar.
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4. Snap the connectors onto the front metal rods.
5. Check underneath the printer for packing tape.
6. Raise the stabilizer knobs and unlock the casters. Then move the printer
to the place of use. (The casters are meant for moving the printer for
only a short distance.) Lock the casters and extend the stabilizer knobs
after moving.
When done, skip ahead to “Connecting the Power Cord” on page 37.
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Warning
Unpacking and Assembling the Stylus Pro 9600
Follow these steps to assemble your printer. If you have a Stylus Pro 7600,
see page 18 instead.
Two people are required to
unpack the printer, and four
are needed to set it on the
stand.
Unpacking the Stand
1. Open the box and remove the handles from the sides of the box.
2. Lift the box up and away from the printer, then set it aside.
3. Make sure you have all these items:
Parts:
A
B
C
E
F
D
A:
Left base section
D:
Basket hooks, long (2)
B:
Right base section
E:
Basket hooks, short (2)
C:
Support bar
F:
Paper basket
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Accessories:
G
I
H
J
G:
Allen wrench
H:
Bolts (4)
I:
Wing nuts, spring washers, and plain washers (2)
J:
Paper supports (5)
Assembling the Stand
1. Insert the support bar into one of the base sections as shown. Then
attach it with two bolts (H) using the included Allen wrench. (Leave the
bolts a little loose, so that you can adjust the position when you insert
the bolts at the other end.)
H
2. Attach the base section to the other end.
3. Tighten all four bolts securely.
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Unpacking the Printer
1. Remove the roll paper, polystyrene foam, and cardboard cushions.
2. Lift the box up and away from the printer. Remove the ink cartridges
and other accessories from the side as shown below.
Remove ink
cartridges and
accessories
B
A
3. Remove the cardboard panels from around the printer.
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Make sure all these items are included:
M
O
N
P
Q
R
M:
Roll paper spindle
N:
Roll paper (EPSON Doubleweight Matte Paper)
O:
Ink cartridges
P:
Roll paper belt (for keeping roll paper wound up)
Q:
Power cord
R:
Printer
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Mounting the Printer on the Stand
1. Lock the two casters to keep the stand from rolling. Then extend the
stabilizer knobs.
Stabilizer knob
(hidden)
2. Orient the printer in relation to the stand as shown:
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3. Using four people, grasp the printer in the four locations as shown, and
set the printer on the stand:
Warning
Do not attempt to lift the
printer with fewer than four
people.
Top view
4. Fasten the printer to the stand with wing nuts, spring washers, and plain
washers (I).
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5. Remove any packing tape from the printer. Be sure to check underneath
and on the sides.
6. Open the front cover. Then unscrew the bolt and remove the bracket
securing the print head, as shown above. Save these parts in case you
need to ship the printer.
7. Close the front cover.
8. Raise the stabilizer knobs and unlock the casters. Then move the printer
to the place of use. (The casters are meant for moving the printer for
only a short distance.) Lock the casters and extend the stabilizer knobs
after moving.
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Attaching the Basket
1. Attach the short basket hooks to the upper guides:
2. Attach the long basket hooks to the lower guides:
3. Turn the basket so its seams face downward, and spread it on the floor.
Rear
Front
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4. Pass the basket’s rear bar to the back of the printer. Rotate the bar one
revolution so that the fabric folds around the bar. Then insert the plastic
pins into the stand as shown.
5. Slide out the upper basket
hooks to their full length.
6. Hook the middle bar of
the basket as shown.
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7. Hold the front bar and turn it one revolution. Then attach the lower
basket hooks to the connectors.
8. Push the upper and lower basket hooks back in.
9. Hook the basket rings to take up the slack.
10. Hook the paper supports so they hang along the inside of the basket.
Install them in the order indicated below.
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Connecting the Power Cord
Caution
1. Connect the power cord to the AC inlet on the back of the printer.
Do not use an outlet that
is controlled by an
automatic timer or wall
switch. Otherwise, you
may accidentally shut off
the printer and cause
damage.
2. Route the power cord through one of the hooks on the left or right side
as shown.
3. Plug the power cord into a properly grounded electrical outlet.
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Installing the Ink Cartridges
Warning
Make sure you’ve removed
the shipping bracket before
installing ink cartridges (see
page 22 or page 33).
Make sure the first ink cartridges you install are the correct type for your
printer: EPSON UltraChrome™ ink or EPSON Photographic Dye™ ink.
The chips on the cartridges are programmed to initialize the printer as the
correct ink model. This determines the type of ink your printer will use for
its entire lifetime.
If you have an UltraChrome ink printer, two black ink cartridges are
included: Photo Black and Light Black. Installing these cartridges causes the
printer to operate in Photo Black Mode (see page 146).
•
If you prefer to run your printer in Matte Black Mode, you can install
an optional Matte Black cartridge in place of the Photo Black cartridge.
•
If you want to run the printer in Dual Matte Black Mode, you should
install two Matte Black cartridges in the black ink slots.
If your printing needs change at a later time, you can switch between black
ink modes; see page 146.
Before you begin, make sure the printer is plugged into a grounded outlet.
Follow these steps to install the cartridges:
1. Press the P Power button on the control panel to turn the printer on.
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2. Open the ink compartment cover.
3. Raise the ink lever to the unlocked position.
4. Locate the ink cartridges that came with the printer.
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Warning
5. Remove each cartridge from its packaging. If you’re using EPSON
UltraChrome ink, gently shake each cartridge before installing it.
If ink gets on your hands,
wash them thoroughly with
soap and water. If ink gets
in your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
Note
If you can’t insert the
cartridge smoothly,
you may have the
wrong cartridge.
Note
6. Install the ink cartridges in the printer. Hold each cartridge with the
arrow mark pointing toward the printer. Insert it until the
corresponding Ink Out light turns off on the control panel.
•
Photographic Dye ink users: insert the black ink cartridges in the
first two slots on the left.
•
UltraChrome ink users: if you’re installing the included cartridges,
insert the Photo Black cartridge in the first slot on the left, then
insert the Light Black cartridge in the second slot. (Otherwise, see
the note at left.)
To initialize the printer in
Matte Black Mode, install
a Matte Black cartridge in
the first slot and a Light
Black cartridge in the
second slot. For Dual
Matte Black usage, install
Matte Black cartridges in
both slots.
7. After installing all the cartridges, lower the ink lever to the locked
position and close the ink compartment cover.
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Caution
Never turn off the printer
or change the position of
the ink lever while the
Pause light is flashing.
The printer begins charging the ink delivery system and the Pause light
flashes. This takes about 10 minutes. Do not turn off the printer or
interrupt this process, or you’ll use more ink than necessary.
When the Pause light stops flashing and Paper Out appears on the
control panel, you’re ready to load the roll paper.
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Loading Roll Paper
Before you begin, locate the roll paper that came with your printer and
remove it from its protective packaging. The paper may already be loaded on
the spindle. (If it isn’t, see “Loading the Paper onto the Spindle” on
page 70.)
Follow these steps to place the paper in the printer:
1. Open the roll paper cover.
2. Place the roll paper in the printer as shown. (The white end of the
spindle goes on the right.)
Note
3. Make sure the printer is turned on, then press the Paper Source button
until the Roll Auto Cut light comes on.
To avoid feeding excess
paper, make sure you
don’t select Sheet when
you’re using roll paper.
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4. Move the paper lever back to the released position.
5. Feed the paper into the slot.
6. Pull the paper down so it extends all the way through the slot.
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7. Turn the roll back to remove any slack. Then align the bottom edge of
the paper with the horizontal row of holes, as shown. (Do not extend the
paper past the row of holes.)
8. Pull the paper lever forward to the locked position, then close the roll
paper cover.
9. Press the Pause button (or wait for 5 seconds). The paper feeds into
printing position automatically and READY appears on the control
panel.
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Connecting the Printer to Your Computer
TIP
The optional FireWire
card allows multiple
printers to be
daisy-chained to your
system, and can keep
them all running at the full
speed of the print engine.
EPSON’s optional
Ethernet card keeps your
printer running at full
speed, limited only by
the bandwidth of your
network. To provide
adequate bandwidth,
you need a switched
100 Mbit hub on your
network.
Depending on your system, you can connect the printer to your computer
using any of the following:
•
USB interface—for Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP, and Macintosh
(see page 46)
•
Parallel interface—for Windows (see page 47)
•
Optional IEEE 1394 FireWire interface card—for Windows Me, 2000,
XP, and Macintosh (see page 48)
•
Optional 10/100 BaseT Ethernet interface card—network connectivity
for all systems (see page 48)
In some cases, it may be to your advantage to use an optional interface card
instead of the built-in port (see note to the left). If you choose to purchase an
optional interface card, see page 10 for ordering information.
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Connecting to the USB Port
To connect the printer to a USB port, you need a standard shielded USB
cable. Follow the steps below to connect the printer to your computer:
1. Make sure both the printer and your computer are turned off.
2. Connect the
square end of the USB cable to the USB port on
the back of your printer.
Note
If the printer doesn’t
work when you attach
it to a first tier USB hub
port, connect it directly
to the USB port on
your computer.
3. Connect the
flat end of the USB cable to your computer’s USB
port or a first tier USB hub port.
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Connecting to the Parallel Port (Windows Only)
To use the printer’s built-in parallel interface, you need a shielded,
bidirectional, parallel cable. Follow the steps below to connect the printer to
your computer:
1. Make sure both the printer and your computer are turned off.
2. Plug the cable connector securely into the printer’s interface. Then
squeeze the wire clips together until they lock into place on both sides.
3. Plug the other end of the cable into the computer’s parallel port.
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Installing and Connecting to an Optional Interface Card
Caution
To connect the printer to an optional FireWire or Ethernet card, you first
need to install the card in your printer. You also need the appropriate cable.
Follow the steps below.
1. Turn off your computer and your printer.
You must unplug the
printer from the power
outlet, or you may
damage the printer and
the card.
2. IMPORTANT: Unplug the printer from its electrical outlet. Not doing
so may cause damage to the printer and the card.
3. Disconnect any interface cables from the printer.
4. Remove the two screws and take off the interface slot cover as shown:
5. Set the DIP switches and jumpers on the card, if necessary. See the
manual that came with the card for details.
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6. Insert the interface card as shown, then secure it with the two screws.
7. Connect one end of the appropriate
cable to the card. Then connect the
other end to your computer’s
FireWire port or Ethernet port or
hub.
8. If you’re using FireWire, attach the
ferrite core included with your
printer to the cable as shown.
attach
ferrite core
If you’ve installed an Ethernet card, you can find more information on
setting up your printer in the Reference Guide included on the CD-ROM
that came with the printer. See “Setting Up Your Printer on a Network” in
the Printing with Windows or Printing with Macintosh section of the
Reference Guide.
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Installing the Printer Software
Caution
Turn off all virus
protection programs
before you install your
printer software.
Follow the steps below (for Macintosh) or on page 52 (for Windows) to
install your printer software.
Installing the Software for Macintosh OS 8.5 to 9.x
After connecting the printer to your Macintosh, you need to install the
printer driver and utilities included on your printer software CD-ROM.
Follow these steps:
1. Turn on your Macintosh and your printer.
Note
2. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in your computer. If necessary,
double-click the EPSON CD-ROM to open its window.
OS X printer driver
software and installation
instructions are available
on the EPSON web site
at www.epson.com.
3. Double-click the
icon.
4. Double-click the menu option for your printer. Be sure to select the
correct model and ink type—UltraChrome or Photographic Dye.
If you install OS X drivers,
you should also install the
OS 9 drivers to be able to
print from applications
running in Classic mode.
Double-click
your printer
5. At the next screen, click Continue.
6. Read the license agreement and click Accept.
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The following dialog box appears:
7. Click the Install button, then click Continue on the next screen.
8. Follow the instructions to install your software and select a default paper
size. When you see a message informing you that installation is
complete, click Restart to restart your Macintosh.
Note
If you’re on an AppleTalk
network and the
AppleTalk setting in the
Chooser is Active, you
may see an alert
message when you click
the USB port icon. Select
Inactive as the AppleTalk
setting, then select the
USB port icon. If you’re
using your Macintosh in
an Ethernet environment,
you can leave the
AppleTalk setting Active.
9. After your Macintosh restarts, select Chooser from the Apple menu.
If you’re going to be sharing the printer on an AppleTalk® network, skip
ahead to page 54.
10. Click the icon for your
printer, then click the
printer port icon.
11. Select the appropriate
Background Printing
button to turn on or off
background printing.
With background
printing on, you can use
your Macintosh while
it’s preparing a document for printing, and use the EPSON Monitor3
utility to manage print jobs.
12. Close the Chooser, then go to page 54.
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Installing Software for Windows
Note
If you’ve installed a
FireWire or Ethernet
card, you may see
additional screens as
Windows installs the
drivers for your card.
After connecting the printer to your computer, you need to install the
printer driver and utilities on your printer software CD-ROM. Follow these
steps:
1. Make sure your printer is turned off.
2. Turn on your computer and start Windows.
3. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in your computer. The installer
starts automatically. If it doesn’t start, double-click My Computer or
click Start > My Computer. Then double-click your CD-ROM icon.
4. Double-click the menu option for your printer. Be sure to select the
correct model and ink type—UltraChrome or Photographic Dye.
Note
If you’re connecting with
a parallel cable or
Ethernet card, do not turn
on your printer when you
see a window telling you
to do so. Instead, wait
until the Stop Searching
button appears. Then
click the button and go to
step 7.
When installation is
complete, the port
setting defaults to LPT1
(parallel port). If you’re
using an Ethernet card,
you’ll have to reconfigure
the port setting. See your
electronic Reference
Guide for details.
Double-click
your printer
5. Windows XP: If you see a message that the software you are installing
hasn’t passed Windows Logo testing, click Continue Anyway.
If you see this message again during installation, be sure to click
Continue Anyway.
6. If you’re connecting with a parallel cable or network interface card, see
the note at left. Otherwise, follow the instructions below for your
operating system.
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Windows 95 or NT: Turn on your printer and go to step 7.
Windows 98, Me, or 2000: When you see a window asking you to turn
on your printer, press the P Power button. Then go to step 7.
Windows XP:
•
When you see a window asking you to turn on your printer, press
the P Power button.
•
If you see a message that your printer is not connected properly,
ignore it (do not click Retry or Cancel). If necessary, drag the
window to the side.
•
Wait until you see the Found New Hardware Wizard for the Stylus
Pro 7600 or 9600. This may take a minute or two.
•
Once the Found New Hardware Wizard appears, click Install from
a list or specific location, then click Next.
•
Locate the Drivers\UC\Win2K_XP folder (for UltraChrome) or the
Drivers\PD\Win2K_XP folder (for Photographic Dye) on your
CD-ROM drive, as shown below. Then click Next.
7. When you see a message informing you that installation is complete,
click OK or Finish. If asked to do so, restart your computer.
8. If any screens remain open or continue to open, close them to exit.
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Running a Nozzle Check
The nozzle check prints a pattern of dots that lets you see if any print head
nozzles are clogged. Follow the steps below to print a nozzle check from your
printer software (this also lets you verify that your printer is connected and
working properly).
TIP
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and the paper that came with your
printer is loaded.
2. Do one of the following:
Use the paper that came
with your printer for
printing the nozzle check.
That way, you can save
your higher-quality paper
for actual print jobs.
•
Macintosh: Open an application and choose Print from the File
menu. Then click the
utility button.
•
Windows: Click Start, point to Settings, and select Printers.
Right-click your printer icon, and then select Properties (Windows
95, 98, or Me), Document Defaults (Windows NT) or Printing
Preferences (Windows 2000). Then click the Utility tab.
•
Windows XP: Click Start and select Control Panel. Double-click
Printers and Other Hardware, then double-click Printers and
Faxes. Right-click your printer icon and select Printing
Preferences. Then click the Utility tab.
You see the Utility menu:
Click to run a
nozzle check
Click to run the
head cleaning
utility
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3. Click the Nozzle Check button and follow the instructions on the
screen to print a nozzle check pattern.
Note
Use the eye loupe that
came with the printer to
examine the pattern.
Even if all the dots
printed, you may be able
to see misaligned or
“deflected” dots.
Deflected dots, like
missing ones, indicate
that you should clean the
print head.
4. Examine the nozzle check pattern. The pattern should be complete, with
no missing dots or gaps in the pattern:
5. If the pattern is complete, click Finish and close the Utility menu, then
continue on to “Aligning the Print Head” on page 57.
6. If the pattern is missing any dots, as shown below, click Clean and
follow the instructions on screen to clean the print head. Cleaning takes
about 60 seconds, during which the printer makes some noise and the
Pause light flashes.
7. When the Pause light goes off, make sure paper is loaded in the printer,
then:
Macintosh: Click Confirmation, then click Next.
Windows: Click Print Nozzle Check Pattern, then click Print.
The nozzle check pattern prints.
8. If the nozzle check pattern is complete, click Finish.
If the pattern is still missing dots, click Clean to clean the print head again.
It make take several cleaning cycles to clean the print head fully. If you’re
unable to clean the print head fully from the printer software, follow the
instructions in the next section.
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Cleaning the Print Head from the Control Panel
If you’re unable to clean the print head fully from the printer software, you
can use the printer’s control panel to perform a power cleaning. You should
not perform a power cleaning more often than necessary, since it consumes
additional ink.
1. Press the SelecType button on the control panel. You see PRINTER
SETUP.
2. Press u until you see MAINTENANCE, then press r. You see PWR
CLEANING.
3. Press r until EXEC appears on the display, then press Enter.
The printer performs the power cleaning. Do not turn off the printer or
interrupt this process until it is complete.
If the lines on the pattern are still missing dots after running a power
cleaning, turn the printer off and leave it overnight, then clean the print
head again the following morning. If you still see no improvement, contact
EPSON for assistance.
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Aligning the Print Head
Before using the printer, you should align the print head to ensure clean,
accurate printouts. To do the alignment, you have to print a set of alignment
patterns. Make sure you’ve run a nozzle check, as described on page 54,
before you begin. If the print head nozzles are clogged, the patterns won’t
print correctly and your print head alignment won’t be accurate.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on, then load roll paper that is at least
24 inches wide. For best results, use EPSON Doubleweight Matte paper
(this is the type of paper that came with your printer).
2. Press the SelecType button on the control panel. You see PRINTER
SETUP.
3. Press u until you see HEAD ALIGNMENT, then press r. You see
PAPER THKNS.
4. Press r until *STD appears on the display. This is the correct thickness
setting for most EPSON papers.
5. Press Enter.
Caution
When performing the BI-D
alignments, always do
them in this order: UNI-D
ALL, then BI-D BLACK,
then BI-D ALL. Do not
repeat the BI-D BLACK
(K1) alignment afterward.
6. Press the u or d button to select the desired alignment mode (UNI-D
ALL, BI-D BLACK, or BI-D ALL), then press Enter to start printing the
alignment patterns. After they print, see the appropriate section on the
following pages, depending on the selected mode.
In general, you should perform all three types of alignments. If you plan
to print only unidirectionally, you may only need to adjust UNI-D
ALL. If you plan to print bidirectionally, perform the UNI-D ALL
alignment first, then BI-D BLACK, then BI-D ALL.
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Examining the UNI-D ALL Alignment Pattern
Follow these steps when the UNI-D ALL patterns finish printing:
1. Depending on the width of the paper loaded in the printer, more than
one set of patterns may be printed. Locate the patterns in the middle of
your printout. In the steps that follow, refer to those patterns to make
your adjustments, instead of the ones printed toward the left or right.
Refer to middle set of
patterns when making
adjustments
2. Look at the display screen on the printer. Notice that it is prompting
you to choose the best line in the group labeled K2 in row #1.
Look at this group
Row #1
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Note
3. Use your own eye loupe or the one that came with the printer to
determine which line is the straightest. In this example, the middle line
(numbered 5) is the best choice.
Look for the straightest line
You must use at least a
10× eye loupe to check
the pattern.
Note
If number 5 is the
straightest line in each
group, the print head is
already properly aligned.
Press Pause to exit the
head alignment early.
4. If number 5 is the straightest line, press Enter to accept it (5 is the
default setting). Otherwise, use the u or d button to select the number
of the straightest line, then press Enter.
5. Repeat this process to examine the remaining color groups in row #1: C,
M, Lc, Lm, and Y. In each case, select the number of the straightest line,
then press Enter.
6. Repeat this process to examine the groups of lines in rows #2 and #3.
7. When done, press Pause to exit the head alignment.
Examining the BI-D BLACK (K1) Alignment Pattern
Follow these steps when the BI-D BLACK (K1) patterns finish printing:
1. Depending on the width of the paper loaded in the printer, more than
one set of patterns may be printed. Locate the patterns in the middle of
your printout. In the steps that follow, refer to those patterns to make
your adjustments, instead of the ones printed toward the left or right.
Refer to middle set of patterns
when making adjustments
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2. Look at the display screen on the printer. Notice that it is prompting
you to choose the best line in the group labeled K1 in row #1.
Row #1
Note
Look at this group
3. Use your own eye loupe or the one that came with the printer to
determine which line is the straightest. In this example, the middle line
(numbered 5) is the best choice.
Look for the straightest line
You must use at least a
10× eye loupe to check
the pattern.
Note
If number 5 is the
straightest line in each
group, the print head is
already properly aligned.
Press Pause to exit the
head alignment early.
4. If number 5 is the straightest line, press Enter to accept it (5 is the
default setting). Otherwise, use the u or d button to select the number
of the straightest line, then press Enter.
5. Repeat this process to examine the lines in rows #2 and #3. In each case,
select the number of the straightest line, then press Enter.
6. When done, press Pause to exit the head alignment.
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Note
Examining the BI-D ALL Alignment Pattern
Follow the steps below when the BI-D ALL patterns finish printing.
Be sure to perform the
BI-D BLACK alignment
before running this one.
IMPORTANT: Do not enter an adjustment value for K1 when
prompted, or your color alignments won’t be accurate.
1. Depending on the width of the paper loaded in the printer, more than
one set of patterns may be printed. Locate the patterns in the middle of
your printout. In the steps that follow, refer to those patterns to make
your adjustments, instead of the ones printed toward the left or right.
Refer to middle set of patterns
when making adjustments
2. Look at the display screen on the printer. It shows #1 K1.
Do not change the adjustment value for K1. Press Enter and continue
with the following steps.
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3. The printer is now prompting you to choose the best block in the group
labeled K2 in row #1.
Row #1
Look at this group
Note
You must use at least a
10× eye loupe to check
the pattern.
Note
If number 5 is the best
block in each group, the
print head is already
properly aligned. Press
Pause to exit the head
alignment early.
4. Use your own eye loupe or the one that came with the printer to
determine which block has the least visible vertical line. In this example,
the middle block (numbered 5) is the best choice.
Look for the block with the smallest gap
5. If number 5 is the best block, press Enter to accept it (5 is the default
setting). Otherwise, use the u or d button to select the number of the
best block, then press Enter.
6. Repeat this process to examine the remaining blocks in row #1: C, M,
Lc, Lm, and Y. In each case, select the number of the best block, then
press Enter.
7. Repeat this process to examine the groups of blocks in rows #2 and #3.
IMPORTANT: Do not enter an adjustment value for K1 when
prompted, or your color alignments won’t be accurate.
8. When done, press Pause to exit the head alignment. The printer will
remember your alignment values and use them when printing.
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Chapter 2:
Handling
Paper and
Other Media
The EPSON Stylus Pro 7600 and 9600 print on a variety of media,
including roll paper and cut sheets up to 44 inches wide (for the Stylus
Pro 9600) or 24 inches wide (for the Stylus Pro 7600). You can also use
heavy stock, including posterboard up to 59 mil (1.5 mm) thick.
This chapter includes the following information:
•
Selecting media for your printer
•
Printing on EPSON media
•
Using roll paper
•
Printing on cut sheet paper and posterboard
•
Using the paper basket
•
Changing the settings for non-EPSON paper
Selecting Media For Your Printer
Note
You can purchase
additional roll paper
spindles and other
accessories or options
from the EPSON Pro
Graphics web site
(http://prographics.epson.
com) or your authorized
EPSON dealer.
You can print on most types of coated, glossy, plain paper, and other media.
A high-tension spindle is also available for printing on certain media such as
EPSON Synthetic Paper, Smooth Fine Art Paper, and Textured Fine Art
Paper; this keeps the correct amount of tension on the paper and prevents
horizontal banding in your printouts.
The following table shows the allowable sizes of paper you can use:
Stylus Pro 7600/9600 allowable paper sizes
Roll paper
Cut sheets
Size
(Stylus Pro
9600)
8.3 to 44.0 in. wide
(210 to 1118 mm)
8.5 × 11 in. up to 44 in. wide
Size
(Stylus Pro
7600)
8.3 to 24.0 in. wide
(210 to 610 mm)
8.5 × 11 in. up to 24 in. wide
Maximum
external roll
diameter
2 in. core: 4 in. (103 mm)
3 in. core: 6 in. (150 mm)
—
Thickness
3.15 to 19.7 mil (0.8 to 0.5 mm)
3.15 to 59 mil (0.8 to 1.5 mm)
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Always test samples of paper stock in the printer before purchasing large
quantities or printing large jobs. When you use non-EPSON paper or other
media, you may need to “profile” their thickness and adjust various settings.
See page 85 for instructions.
Printing on EPSON Media
Note
Check the EPSON Pro
Graphics web site
(http://prographics.epson.
com) or your authorized
EPSON dealer for other
media that may be
available.
EPSON papers, which are specially designed for the inks used in the printer,
ensure high-quality results. The following tables list the product codes for
the EPSON media available for your printer.
Stylus Pro 7600/9600 Photographic Dye ink model
Paper type
Roll sizes
Sheet sizes
Premium Glossy Photo
Paper (250)
8.3-inch roll: S041376
13-inch roll: S041378
24-inch roll: S041638
36-inch roll: S041639
44-inch roll: S041640
11" × 17": S041290
11.7" × 16.5": S041288
13" × 19": S041289
Premium Luster Photo
Paper
10-inch roll: S041644
20-inch roll: S041645
24-inch roll: S041461
36-inch roll: S041462
44-inch roll: S041463
8.5" × 11": S041405
11.7" × 16.5": S041406
13" × 19": S041407
Premium Semigloss
Photo Paper
—
8.5" × 11": S041331
13" × 19": S041327
Premium Semimatte
Photo Paper (250)
24-inch roll: S041655
36-inch roll: S041656
44-inch roll: S041657
—
Photo Paper
13-inch roll: S041233
8.5" × 11": S041141,
S041271,S041272
8.3" × 11.7": S041140
11.7" × 16.5": S041142
11" × 17": S041156
13" × 19": S041143
8.3" × 23.4" (Panoramic):
S041145
Photo Glossy Paper
24-inch roll: SP91021
36-inch roll: SP91001
44-inch roll: SP91002
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Stylus Pro 7600/9600 Photographic Dye ink model (continued)
Paper type
Roll sizes
Sheet sizes
Photo Semigloss Paper
24-inch roll: SP91022
36-inch roll: SP91003
44-inch roll: SP91004
—
Photo Quality Ink Jet
Paper
—
11" × 17": S041070
13" × 19": S041069
16.5" × 23.4": S041079
17" × 22": S041171
16.5" × 49.21' (Banner):
S041102
ColorLife™ Photo Paper
Semigloss
24-inch roll: S041664
44-inch roll: S041666
—
Presentation Matte
Paper
24-inch roll: S041295
36-inch roll: S041221
44-inch roll: S041220
—
Doubleweight Matte
Paper
24-inch roll: S041385
36-inch roll: S041386
44-inch roll: S041387
—
Enhanced Matte Paper
24-inch roll: S041595
36-inch roll: S041596
44-inch roll: S041597
8.5" × 11": S041341
13" × 19": S041339
Matte Paper Heavyweight
—
8.5" × 11": S041257
11.7" × 16.5": S041260
13" × 19": S041263
Enhanced Matte
Posterboard
—
24" × 30": S041598
30" × 40": S041599
EPSON Proofing Paper
Commercial Semimatte
13-inch roll: S041668
24-inch roll: S041658
36-inch roll: S041659
44-inch roll: S041660
—
Glossy Paper
Heavyweight
24-inch roll: S041291
36-inch roll: S041227
44-inch roll: S041226
—
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Stylus Pro 7600/9600 Photographic Dye ink model (continued)
Paper type
Roll sizes
Sheet sizes
Semigloss Paper
Heavyweight
24-inch roll: S041292
36-inch roll: S041229
44-inch roll: S041228
—
Posterboard Semigloss
—
20.25" × 28.7": S041237
28.7" × 40.6": S041236
Backlight Film
24-inch roll: S041482
36-inch roll: S041483
44-inch roll: S041484
—
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Note
Check the EPSON Pro
Graphics web site
(http://prographics.epson.
com) or your authorized
EPSON dealer for other
media that may be
available.
Stylus Pro 7600/9600 UltraChrome ink model
Paper type
Roll sizes
Sheet sizes
Premium Glossy Photo
Paper (250)
8.3-inch roll: S041376
13-inch roll: S041378
24-inch roll: S041638
36-inch roll: S041639
44-inch roll: S041640
11" × 17": S041290
11.7" × 16.5": S041288
13" × 19": S041289
Premium Luster Photo
Paper
10-inch roll: S041644
20-inch roll: S041645
24-inch roll: S041461
36-inch roll: S041462
44-inch roll: S041463
8.5" × 11": S041405
11.7" × 16.5": S041406
13" × 19": S041407
Premium Semigloss
Photo Paper
—
8.5" × 11": S041331
13" × 19": S041327
Premium Semimatte
Photo Paper (250)
24-inch roll: S041655
36-inch roll: S041656
44-inch roll: S041657
—
Photo Glossy Paper
44-inch roll: SP91002
36-inch roll: SP91001
24-inch roll: SP91021
—
Photo Semigloss Paper 44-inch roll: SP91004
36-inch roll: SP91003
24-inch roll: SP91022
—
Doubleweight Matte
Paper
44-inch roll: S041387
36-inch roll: S041386
24-inch roll: S041385
—
Enhanced Matte Paper
24-inch roll: S041595
36-inch roll: S041596
44-inch roll: S041597
8.5" × 11": S041341
13" × 19": S041339
Enhanced Matte
Posterboard
—
24" × 30": S041598
30" × 40": S041599
EPSON Proofing Paper
Commercial
Semimatte
13-inch roll: S041668
24-inch roll: S041658
36-inch roll: S041659
44-inch roll: S041660
—
Glossy Paper Photo Weight
44-inch roll: S041389
22-inch roll: S041388
13" × 19": S041456
Watercolor PaperRadiant White
—
13" × 19": S041351
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Stylus Pro 7600/9600 UltraChrome ink model (continued)
Paper type
Roll sizes
Sheet sizes
EPSON Velvet Fine Art
Paper
—
8.5" × 11": S041636
13" × 19": S041637
Somerset Velvet for
EPSON Fine Art Paper
24-inch roll: SP91203
44-inch roll: SP91204
24" × 30": SP91200
36" × 44": SP91201
44" × 60": SP91202
Smooth Fine Art
Paper*
24-inch roll: S041431
36-inch roll: S041432
44-inch roll: S041433
24" × 30": S041434
36" × 44": S041435
Textured Fine Art
Paper*
24-inch roll: S041447
36-inch roll: S041448
44-inch roll: S041449
24" × 30": S041450
36" × 44": S041451
Synthetic Paper*
24-inch roll: S041399
36-inch roll: S041400
44-inch roll: S041401
—
Adhesive Synthetic
Paper*
24-inch roll: S041402
36-inch roll: S041403
44-inch roll: S041404
—
Adhesive Vinyl
24-inch roll: S041436
36-inch roll: S041437
44-inch roll: S041438
—
Backlight Film
24-inch roll: S041482
36-inch roll: S041483
44-inch roll: S041484
—
Tyvek® Brillion™
24-inch roll: S041494
36-inch roll: S041495
44-inch roll: S041496
—
Canvas
24-inch roll: S041531
36-inch roll: S041532
44-inch roll: S041533
—
*
Requires optional high-tension spindle
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Guidelines for Using EPSON Papers
Follow these guidelines, as well as those included in your paper package,
when printing on EPSON paper and other media:
•
Avoid touching the printable surface with your bare hands. Fingerprints
may affect print quality. Handle media by the edges or use cotton
gloves.
•
Always choose the correct Media Type setting in your printer software
before you send your job. See page 96 (Macintosh) or page 112
(Windows) for instructions.
•
Always select the correct paper source (roll or sheet) in both the printer
software and on the printer’s control panel. See page 90 (Macintosh) or
page 114 (Windows) for instructions on selecting the paper source in
your printer software.
•
Keep unused media in its original packaging and store it in a cool, dry
place to maintain quality. Avoid storing your printouts where they will
be exposed to high temperature, humidity, or direct sunlight.
Using Roll Paper
You can use any roll paper with a 2- or 3-inch core, up to 44 inches wide
(Stylus Pro 9600) or 24 inches wide (Stylus Pro 7600). Manually switching
from one paper roll to another is a simple process.
This section covers the following:
•
Guidelines for using roll paper
•
Loading roll paper onto the spindle
•
Placing roll paper in the printer
•
Using the roll paper belt
•
Removing paper from the spindle
•
Switching between 2-inch and 3-inch roll paper
•
Cutting paper manually with the built-in cutter
•
Printing trim lines
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Guidelines for Using Roll Paper
When printing on roll paper, be sure to follow the media handling
guidelines on page 69, as well as these special guidelines for roll paper:
•
To keep the paper from unrolling when you’re not using it, wrap one of
the roll paper belts around the paper (see page 74).
•
When storing roll paper, keep it in its original packaging—including the
bag, end caps, and box.
•
To avoid feeding excess paper, make sure the Sheet light on the control
panel is off. Press the Paper Source button until one of the Roll lights
comes on:
Note
The settings you choose
in your printer software
always override any
control panel settings.
•
•
Choose Roll Auto Cut if you want the paper to be cut automatically
after each page is printed.
•
Choose Roll Cutter Off if you’re printing on canvas, vinyl,
posterboard, or other heavy media. Media that is too thick may
damage the cutter. Also choose this setting if you’re using the
optional auto take-up reel, or if you want to print a series of pages
and keep them together for later cutting.
If you’re loading heavy paper,
you may need to increase the
suction strength by pressing
the u button. This helps hold
the paper in place during
loading and printing.
For lightweight paper,
decrease the suction by
pressing the d button.
Note
Loading the Paper onto the Spindle
Follow these steps to attach the roll to the spindle:
The spindle
accommodates both
2-inch and 3-inch roll
paper cores. To switch
between different size
cores, see page 75.
1. Slide the movable paper stop off the left end of the spindle.
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Note
Avoid touching the
printable surface of
the paper as much as
possible. Oils from
your skin can affect
print quality.
2. Position the roll so the paper unwinds as shown, then slide it onto the
spindle:
3. Slide the movable paper stop back onto the spindle and insert it into the
end of the roll. Make sure it is firmly fixed into the left end of the paper
roll.
Placing the Paper in the Printer
Follow these steps to place the paper in the printer:
1. Open the roll paper cover.
2. Place the roll paper in the printer as shown. (The white end of the
spindle goes on the right.)
Note
To avoid feeding excess
paper, make sure you
don’t select Sheet when
you’re using roll paper.
3. Make sure the printer is turned on, then press the Paper Source button
until the Roll Auto Cut or Roll Cutter Off light comes on.
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4. Move the paper lever to the released position.
5. Feed the paper into the slot.
6. Pull the paper down so it extends all the way through the slot.
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7. Turn the roll back to remove any slack. Then align the bottom edge of
the paper with horizontal the row of holes, as shown. Do not extend the
paper past the row of holes.
8. Return the paper lever to the locked position, then close the roll paper
cover.
9. Press the Pause button (or wait for 5 seconds). The paper feeds into the
printing position automatically and READY appears on the control
panel.
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Using the Roll Paper Belt
To keep the paper wound when you’re not printing, use the roll paper belt
included with your printer.
Removing Paper from the Spindle
If you need to remove the paper roll from the spindle, follow
these steps:
1. Open the roll paper cover.
2. If the roll paper is loaded for printing, push the paper lever
back to the released position, then roll up the paper before
removing it. To keep the paper from unwinding, place the
belt (described in the previous section) around the roll
paper.
3. Remove the roll paper and spindle from the printer.
4. Set the spindle upright, with the white end on the floor and
the black end at the top.
5. Slide the black paper stop off the top of the spindle.
6. Remove the roll paper from the spindle, and return it to its
original packaging.
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Switching Between 2-Inch and 3-Inch Roll Paper
You can convert the spindle to accept roll paper with either a 2-inch or
3-inch core. When the gray adapters are attached at each end, you can use
3-inch rolls. Follow these steps to remove the gray adapters for using 2-inch
roll paper:
1. Remove the black paper stop from the end of the spindle.
Note
2. Press toward the center on the four tabs shown below to release the gray
adapter from the paper stop.
press tabs to release
Your adapter may have
only two tabs.
3. Remove the gray adapter from the white paper stop at the other end of
the spindle.
If you need to reattach the gray adapters to use 3-inch roll paper, align the
arrow marks shown below and press the adapters on until they lock in place.
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Cutting Paper Manually with the Built-in Cutter
Note
An optional media cutter
is available for cutting
thick media. See page 10
for details on ordering it.
When you’re not using the Auto Cut setting, you need to cut the paper
manually after your print job is finished. If you’re printing on canvas, vinyl,
or other heavy media, you should use scissors or the optional media cutter
rather than the built-in cutter. Heavy media can damage the built-in cutter.
Do not use the built-in cutter to cut any of the following materials:
•
•
•
•
•
Smooth Fine Art paper
Textured Fine Art paper
Canvas
Enhanced Matte Posterboard
Somerset Velvet Fine Art paper
•
•
•
•
Backlight Film
Heavyweight Polyester Banner
Adhesive Vinyl
any similar third-party papers or
papers thicker than 10 mil
Follow these steps to cut manually with the built-in cutter:
1. If the paper is not positioned correctly, press one of the Paper Feed
buttons to adjust the paper position. Normally, you don’t need to do
this after a print job is finished.
2. Press the Paper Source button until the Roll Auto Cut light comes on.
3. Press the Cut/Eject button. The paper is cut.
Printing Trim Lines
Note
You can print trim lines on the right edge of your pages (if you’re using Auto
Cut) or on the right and bottom edge (if you’re not using Auto Cut).
1. Press the SelecType button. PRINTER SETUP appears on the display.
You can also specify trim
lines from your printer
driver software. See
page 91 (Macintosh) or
page 115 (Windows) for
more information.
2. Press the r button until PLATEN GAP appears.
3. Press the d button until PAGE LINE appears.
4. Press the r button. *OFF is displayed as the current setting.
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5. Press the d button until ON appears.
6. Press the Enter button to save this as the new setting. (An asterisk
appears next to *ON.)
7. Press the Pause button to exit the menu.
Using Cut Sheet Paper
Note
The maximum length of
roll paper you can print on
is not limited by the
printer, but may be
limited by your application
software or operating
system.
You can print on many types of cut sheet paper and other media. The Stylus
Pro 9600 accepts sheets ranging from letter-size (8.5 × 11 inches) to
44 inches wide. The Stylus Pro 7600 accepts sheets up to 24 inches wide.
You can leave your roll paper in the printer when you print on cut sheets;
make sure it is rolled up and fastened with the roll paper belt, as described
on page 74.
If you’re using stock greater than 19 mil (0.5 mm) thick, load it as described
on page 79.
Follow these steps to load cut sheets:
1. Make sure the printer is on and the roll paper cover is closed.
2. Press the Paper Source button until the Sheet light comes on.
3. Push the paper lever back to the released position.
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4. Feed the sheet into the paper slot. Make sure the right edge of the paper
is straight and aligned with the scale on the roll paper cover.
Note
For heavy paper, you may
need to increase the
suction strength by
pressing the u button.
This helps hold the paper
in place during loading
and printing.
For a larger sheet of paper, feed it so that it comes out below. Then align
the edges of the sheet with the rows of holes as shown.
For lightweight paper,
decrease the suction by
pressing the d button.
Caution
To avoid damaging the
printer, never move the
paper lever during
printing, or while the
Operate or Pause light
is flashing .
5. Pull the paper lever forward, to the secured position.
6. Press the Pause button (or simply wait for 5 seconds). The sheet feeds
into printing position automatically and READY appears on the control
panel.
7. Print your page. After it is finished, the sheet stays in the printer.
8. To remove your print, press the Paper Feed d button.
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Printing on Posterboard
You can print on heavy stock up to 30 × 40 inches, such as EPSON
Enhanced Matte Posterboard. Follow these instructions when you print on
posterboard or other media more than 19 mil (0.5 mm) thick.
1. Set the paper basket to catch your printouts in front of the printer. See
page 82 for instructions.
2. Make sure no other paper is loaded for printing. You can leave roll paper
in the printer, but wind it up fully and secure it with the roll paper belt
(page 74).
3. Press the Paper Source button until the Sheet light comes on.
4. Push the paper lever back to the released position.
5. Open the front cover. (The cover has special tabs that act as paper
supports when the cover is open.)
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Note
6. Feed the posterboard into the paper slot until it meets resistance.
7. Align the board with the scale on the roll paper cover.
If you’re using stock
more than 39 inches
long, load it long-edge
first (in landscape
orientation).
8. Pull the paper lever forward, to the secured position. Then close the
front cover.
9. Press the Pause button (or wait for 5 seconds). The board feeds into
printing position automatically and READY appears on the control
panel.
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Caution
10. Print your page. After it is finished, the posterboard stays in the printer.
11. To remove the print, hold it while pushing the paper lever back to the
released position.
To avoid damaging the
printer, never move the
paper lever while the
Operate or Pause light
is flashing.
Adjusting the Platen Gap for Thick or Thin Paper
When you print on unusually thick or thin paper, you may need to adjust
the platen gap setting. Normally, the STANDARD setting allows the printer
to adjust automatically. However, if print quality is not satisfactory when
using very thin or very thick stock, you may need to change this setting.
Follow these steps:
1. Press the SelecType button until PRINTER SETUP appears on the
display.
2. Press the r button twice. The display shows the current setting for the
platen gap.
3. Use the u and d buttons to change the setting. (STANDARD is the
default setting; you can also choose NARROW, WIDE, or WIDER.)
4. Press the Enter button to save the new setting.
5. Press the Pause button to exit the menu.
If you’ve selected a non-standard platen gap, the letter N or W appears in the
corner of the display to remind you of the narrow or wide setting. When you
switch media, don’t forget to change the setting back to STANDARD.
If you’re printing on non-EPSON media, you may also need to create a
paper profile to optimize your results. See page 85.
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Using the Paper Basket
Note
When you print on
posterboard, set the
basket to catch printouts
in front of the printer.
The paper basket attaches to your Stylus Pro 9600 and catches your
printouts as they come out. (If you’ve bought the optional stand for the
Stylus Pro 7600, it has a basket too.) The basket keeps your printouts from
getting dirty or scratched. You can set it up either to catch the paper under
the printer or in front of the printer.
Catching Printouts in Front of the Printer
Follow these steps to set up the basket in front of the printer:
1. Unhook the basket rings from the metal rods, if they’re hooked.
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2. Slide the upper metal rods all the way in. Then fully extend the lower
rods, so that they rest on the floor.
3. Make sure the surface of the basket is taut. If there is any slack, the paper
may not slide properly to the floor.
Catching Printouts Under the Printer
To catch printouts under the printer, extend the upper metal rods all the
way out. Then push the lower rods all the way in.
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Optimizing the Settings for Your Paper
When you choose a media type in your EPSON printer software, the driver
automatically determines the best settings for your paper. However, you may
want to fine-tune how the printer handles various papers—especially if you
use non-EPSON paper or a paper not supported by the driver. Use the paper
configuration settings described below. If you’re printing on unusually thick
or thin paper, you may also need to adjust the platen gap; if so, you should
do that first (see page 81).
Note
It’s a good idea to keep a
list describing your paper
profiles.
When adjusting the paper settings, you can have them affect all your print
jobs; or you can create a special profile, or group of settings, for each paper
type (up to ten types) and select the desired profile whenever you print on a
particular stock.
Adjusting the Paper Settings
To change paper settings and have them affect all your print jobs, follow the
steps below. If you want to create a profile for a specific paper type, see
“Creating and Selecting Paper Profiles” on page 85.
1. Press the SelecType button, then press the d button until PAPER
CONFIG appears on the display.
2. Press the r button.
3. Use the u and d buttons to select one of the following menu options,
then press the r button:
Menu option
Function
PAPER NUMBER
Lets you create a paper profile; see page 85.
CUT PRESSURE
Decreases the cutting blade pressure for thinner
papers. Provides a cleaner cut.
CUT METHOD
Lets you choose between a 3-step and 4-step
cutting method. For more exact cuts on thicker or
thinner paper, choose 4-step.
PPR FEED
ADJUSTMENT
Lets you eliminate light or dark horizontal banding
in your printouts.
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Menu option
Function
DRYING TIME
Use when printing with non-EPSON media. You
can make the print head wait up to 5 seconds after
each pass to allow ink to dry on the page.
SUCTION
Lets you decrease the paper suction level when
printing on thinner papers (less than 12 lb), such
as CAD drafting paper or backlight film.
PRINT ADJ
Adjusts the intensity of the MicroWeave® pattern.
Improves print quality but lowers printing speed.
4. Use the u and d buttons to make any necessary changes, then press
Enter to save your new setting.
5. To adjust another setting, press the l button to return to the menu
options.
6. When done, press Pause to exit the menu.
Note
Creating and Selecting Paper Profiles
To create a profile for a specific paper type, make sure the paper you want to
profile is loaded in the printer. Then follow these steps:
Any settings made this
way override settings
made in the driver or RIP
software .
1. Press the SelecType button, then press the d button until PAPER
CONFIG appears on the display.
2. Press the r button until PAPER NUMBER appears.
3. Press the r button.
4. Use the u and d buttons to assign a paper profile number (1 to 10),
then press Enter.
5. Press Enter again to print the paper thickness pattern.
The printer prints a pattern similar to the following:
1
2
3
4
5
6
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8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
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6. Examine the printed pattern for the most evenly overlapping lines. In
the example shown above, the lines under number 4 are the most even.
7. Use the u and d buttons to display the selected line number, then press
Enter to save your new setting.
8. The menu options shown below appear in sequence. Make any
adjustments, as needed, and press Enter to save each setting.
The following settings are available:
Menu option
Function
CUT
PRESSURE
Decreases the cutting blade pressure for thinner papers.
Provides a cleaner cut.
CUT METHOD
Lets you choose between a 3-step and 4-step cutting
method. For more exact cuts on thicker or thinner paper,
choose 4-step.
PPR FEED
ADJUSTMENT
Lets you eliminate light or dark horizontal banding in your
printouts. When set to 0, the EPSON driver adjusts the
paper feed automatically.
DRYING TIME
Use when printing with non-EPSON media. You can make
the print head wait up to 5 seconds after each pass to allow
ink to dry on the page.
SUCTION
Lets you decrease the paper suction level when printing on
thinner papers (less than 12 lb), such as CAD drafting paper
or backlight film.
PRINT ADJ
Adjusts the intensity of the MicroWeave pattern. Improves
print quality but lowers printing speed.
9. When done, press the Pause button.
Once you have created a paper profile, you can select it whenever you print
on that paper:
1. Press the SelecType button, then press the d button until PAPER
CONFIG appears on the display.
2. Press the r button until PAPER NUMBER appears.
3. Press the r button.
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4. Use the u and d buttons to select the paper profile you want to use
(1 to 10).
Or, if you want to return to using standard EPSON paper, select STD.
5. Press Enter.
6. Press the Pause button to exit the menu.
When you’re done printing with a custom profile, be sure to change the
setting back to STD.
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Chapter 3:
Printing with
EPSON Drivers
for Macintosh
Your EPSON Stylus Pro 7600 or 9600 comes with drivers and utilities that
let you print and manage print jobs in non-PostScript® mode without a RIP.
ICC profiles for ColorSync® 3.x are included, so you can use advanced color
management features from your applications or the driver itself.
The driver CD-ROM also includes an electronic Reference Guide to your
printer and EPSON printer software. You can read the guide using a web
browser, such as Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer,
versions 3.0 or later.
This chapter includes the following information:
•
Choosing page setup options
•
Choosing basic print options
•
Choosing advanced print options
•
Managing print jobs
•
Checking printer status
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Note
Many application settings
override the printer’s
page setup options.
Always verify settings
to get the results
you expect.
Choosing Page Setup Options
Many of the page setup options correspond to paper handling features that
you can also set through the control panel. Software options give you
additional settings and override control panel settings. Follow these steps to
choose page setup options:
1. Start an application, open a file, and choose Page Setup from your
application’s File menu. You see the page setup dialog box:
Select the paper size you want . . .
If you need more
information about print
options, click the ? button
on any dialog box.
Or click to
create a custom
paper size
Creating a custom paper
size lets you make the
best use of roll paper.
You can also use the
Customize dialog box to
change the margins on
your paper.
Note
Don’t select Landscape
unless you want to rotate
your image 90°.
2. Select the type of paper you loaded (Roll Paper or Sheet) from the
Paper Source list.
Or select Roll Paper (Banner) if you want to print more than one
image edge-to-edge (for example, when tiling long images together).
This lets you print a series of continuous images without any margin
space between them.
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Note
The Macintosh operating
system limits the custom
page length to 90.6 inches.
3. Select the Paper Size you want, based on the size of your image. If your
size is not listed, click Customize. Then enter the size in inches or
centimeters. If you’re printing your image with borders, make your
custom page size slightly larger than the image size; if you’re printing
without borders, it should be slightly smaller (about 1/4 inch all
around).
4. If you’re using roll paper, you can set the following options:
•
Auto Rotate
Saves paper if your document length is shorter than the printable
width of the paper roll. Your image is rotated automatically by
90 degrees and printed crosswise.
•
Auto Cut
Choose this option if you want the paper to be cut automatically
after each page is printed (not available for thicker media types).
•
Print Page Line
Prints trim lines on the right and bottom edges of your pages.
•
Save Roll Paper
Saves paper by not feeding the blank portion of the last page of your
document. Available only when you’ve selected Roll Paper
(Banner) as the Paper Source.
Note
5. Make the settings you want for Orientation, Reduce or Enlarge,
Rotate, and Printable Area (if Paper Source is set to Sheet).
For best print quality
along the upper edge of
your printout, EPSON
recommends using one
of the following papers:
• Premium Glossy
6. After making your settings, click OK.
Printing Without Borders
You can print BorderFree™ iamges on the following paper widths:
Photo Paper (250)
• Premium Semimatte
•
8 inches
•
20 inches
Photo Paper (250)
•
10 inches
•
24 inches
•
12 inches
•
36 inches (Stylus Pro 9600 only)
•
14 inches
•
44 inches (Stylus Pro 9600 only)
•
16 inches
• Premium Luster
Photo Paper
Note that you can’t print
without borders when
using Photographic Dye
ink at 2880 dpi.
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To print without borders on one of the listed paper sizes, follow these steps:
Note
The No Margins setting
is not available for some
paper sizes.
1. Make sure your image size is at least 1/4 inch larger all around than the
size of paper you’re printing on. If your application has margin settings,
be sure they’re turned off.
2. Select No Margins in your printer software:
Select
No Margins
3. On the printer’s control panel, press the SelecType button until the
Printer Setup menu appears on the display.
4. Press the SelecType r button again to open the menu options, then
press the d button until No Margins is displayed.
Note
For more information on
using cutting options and
printing without borders,
visit www.epson.com.
Under Drivers & Support,
select Manuals &
Documents. Select your
printer, then select
Product Support
Bulletin.
5. Press the r button, then press the d button to select one of these paper
cutting options:
•
L/R ONLY when printing without left and right margins only
•
1CUT or 2CUTS when printing without any margins
(1CUT causes the images to be printed end-to-end. If you prefer
additional space between your images, select 2CUT. This extends
the space between the images and the paper is cut twice inside this
space.)
6. Press Enter to activate the setting, then press Pause to exit setup mode
and return to normal printer operation.
Continue on to the next section to print your image.
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Choosing Basic Print Options
Once you have selected your page setup options, you need to select printing
options. The EPSON driver offers automatic settings that optimize print
quality and speed when you’re using EPSON media. You can also choose
advanced settings for more control over your printer and color management
options, as described on page 98.
Follow these steps to make basic settings:
1. Choose Print from the File menu of your application. A dialog box like
the following appears:
This area shows the current settings,
but you can’t change them from here
2. Choose the number of Copies and indicate which Pages you want to
print.
TIP
For professional
black-and-white
photography, use the
Color/B&W Photo
setting (don’t select
Black). Use a ColorSync
workflow for best results.
3. Select a Media Type setting appropriate for the media you’re printing
on, as listed in the table on page 96 (Photographic Dye ink users) or 97
(UltraChrome ink users).
4. For the ink type, select Color/B&W Photo if you’re printing either a
color or black-and-white photo image. Select Black only if you’re
printing line drawings or other non-photographic images.
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5. Set the Mode option as follows:
•
Click Automatic to have the printer driver analyze the contents of
your image or file and make the appropriate printing adjustments. If
a Quality/Speed slider appears in the Mode box, set it according to
the quality required for your print job. (Depending on the Media
Type setting, this slider may not appear.)
•
Click Custom and then choose one of the print job types from the
custom settings list, as described in the next step, or click the
Advanced button and see “Choosing Advanced Print Options” on
page 98 for details.
6. Depending on your print mode (Automatic or Custom), you can select
one of the following options from the pull-down menu:
Automatic print mode
Note
You can also create your
own settings and add
them to this list. See
page 100 for more
information.
Setting
Usage
Photo-realistic
Produces sharper images and more vivid colors by
automatically adjusting the contrast, saturation,
and brightness. Corrects for overall under- or
over-exposure of the original image.
Vivid
Intensifies colors and lightens the midtones and
highlights. Best for print jobs with
non-photographic images.
Custom print mode
Setting
Usage
Advanced
Photo 2880
For smoothest color tones and highest-quality
results.
Advanced
Photo
Prevents the misprinting of ink dots that may occur
because of the movement of the print head and
paper. Available only when you choose photo or
photo-quality media types.
Text/Graph
Intensifies colors and lightens the midtones and
highlights. Best for print jobs with
non-photographic images.
ColorSync
Adjusts colors based on your printer’s ICC profile,
using the perceptual rendering intent.
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7. Choose from the following buttons to access additional features:
•
Click
to access the printer monitoring and maintenance utilities.
See page 106 for more information about the Status Monitor
utility. To use the nozzle check and print head cleaning utilities, see
page 132; to align the print head, see page 135.
•
Click
if you want to reduce your image to fit on the page, or for
other layout options.
•
Click
to turn on background printing. This lets you work on
your Macintosh while you’re printing and use the Monitor3 utility.
See page 103 for more information.
•
Click
and then click the Preview button to preview your print.
•
Click
to check your ink levels.
8. When you’re finished choosing print options, click Print.
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Selecting the Correct Media Type Setting
The tables below list the settings designed to produce the best results on
EPSON media when printing with either Photographic Dye ink or
UltraChrome ink.
If your EPSON paper is not listed, check the instructions included with the
paper, or look on the EPSON web site (http://prographics.epson.com). If
you are using non-EPSON paper, choose the closest setting. You may have
to experiment with different settings to determine which one is best for the
media you’re using.
Media Type settings for printing with Photographic Dye ink
Note
Check the EPSON web
site (http://prographics.
epson.com) or your
authorized EPSON dealer
for other media that may
be available.
Product name
Media Type setting
Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250)
PREMIUM GLOSSY PHOTO
PAPER (250)
Premium Luster Photo Paper
PREMIUM LUSTER PHOTO PAPER
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
PREMIUM SEMIGLOSS PHOTO
PAPER
Premium Semimatte Photo Paper (250)
PREMIUM SEMIMATTE PHOTO
PAPER (250)
Photo Glossy Paper
PHOTO GLOSSY PAPER
Photo Semigloss Paper
PHOTO SEMIGLOSS PAPER
Doubleweight Matte Paper
DOUBLEWEIGHT MATTE PAPER
Enhanced Matte Paper
ENHANCED MATTE PAPER
Enhanced Matte Posterboard
ENHANCED MATTE POSTER
BOARD
EPSON Proofing Paper Commercial
Semimatte
PHOTO SEMIGLOSS PAPER
Backlight Film
BACKLIGHT FILM
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This table lists the settings to use when printing with UltraChrome ink.
Note
Check the EPSON web
site (http://prographics.
epson.com) or your
authorized EPSON dealer
for other media that may
be available.
Media Type settings for printing with UltraChrome ink
Paper type
Media Type setting
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
(250)
PREMIUM GLOSSY PHOTO PAPER (250)
Premium Luster Photo Paper
PREMIUM LUSTER PHOTO PAPER
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
PREMIUM SEMIGLOSS PHOTO PAPER
Premium Semimatte Photo Paper
(250)
PREMIUM SEMIMATTE PHOTO PAPER
(250)
Photo Glossy Paper
PHOTO GLOSSY PAPER
Photo Semigloss Paper
PHOTO SEMIGLOSS PAPER
Doubleweight Matte Paper
DOUBLEWEIGHT MATTE PAPER
Enhanced Matte Paper
ENHANCED MATTE PAPER
Enhanced Matte Posterboard
ENHANCED MATTE POSTER BOARD
EPSON Proofing Paper
Commercial Semimatte
PHOTO SEMIGLOSS PAPER
Glossy Paper - Photo Weight
GLOSSY PAPER - PHOTO WEIGHT
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White
WATERCOLOR PAPER - RADIANT
WHITE
Somerset Velvet for EPSON Fine
Art Paper
ENHANCED MATTE PAPER (roll) or
ENHANCED MATTE POSTER BOARD
(sheet)
Smooth Fine Art Paper
SMOOTH FINE ART PAPER
Textured Fine Art Paper
TEXTURED FINE ART PAPER
Synthetic Paper
ENHANCED SYNTHETIC PAPER
Adhesive Synthetic Paper
ENHANCED ADHESIVE SYNTHETIC
PAPER
Adhesive Vinyl
ADHESIVE VINYL
Backlight Film
BACKLIGHT FILM
Tyvek Brillion
TYVEK BRILLION
Canvas
CANVAS
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Choosing Advanced Print Options
The advanced print options give you complete control over your printing
environment. Use these settings to experiment or to fine-tune a range of
options to meet your individual needs. Follow these steps to print with
advanced settings:
1. Follow steps 1 through 4 on page 93.
2. Click Custom and then click Advanced. You see a dialog box like the
following:
These three
settings give
you different
options on the
lower part of
the screen
3. If necessary, you can change your Media Type and Ink settings.
4. Choose one of the following Print Quality settings:
•
Economy
To save ink
•
Normal - 360dpi
For faster printing and everyday needs
•
Fine - 720dpi
For high quality photos and prints (deselect the High Speed
checkbox to achieve photo lab quality)
•
SuperFine - 1440dpi
Better than photo lab quality
•
SuperPhoto - 2880dpi
For the highest quality photos and prints; provides an astonishing
level of photographic quality
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The available print quality settings are limited by the Media Type
setting. Choose lower print quality for faster printing, or SuperPhoto 2880dpi for best quality.
5. Choose any of the following:
•
MicroWeave and Super MicroWeave
Eliminate unwanted banding effects. These settings are
automatically selected for most media types. If you notice banding
with the standard MicroWeave setting, select Super
MicroWeave.
•
High Speed
For fast, bidirectional printing at lower quality. If vertical lines in
your printout are misaligned when you use the High Speed setting,
you may need to turn it off or realign the print head.
•
Flip Horizontal
For printing a mirror image of your file. Use with backlight film.
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6. Choose one of the following Color Management settings:
•
Color Controls
Lets you specify individual values for adjusting brightness, contrast,
saturation, and CMY inks, or choose from the three Color
Adjustment modes. You can also choose from three Gamma
settings, which control image contrast by modifying the midtones
and midlevel grays. For descriptions of the available settings, see the
table on page 101.
•
PhotoEnhance4
Allows you to correct noise and other problems common to digital
camera images. Also lets you see a sample image that reflects the
settings you choose. See page 101 for a description of the available
settings.
•
Lets you select from three Rendering Intent settings for mapping
colors to your printer’s EPSON Standard profile. (See page 101 for
descriptions of the available settings.) Normally, you should use the
color management features of your imaging software instead.
TIP
If you turn off color
management, you can
still control the ink
density. See “Paper
Configuration Options”
on page 102.
ColorSync
•
No Color Adjustment
Disables color management in the printer driver. Choose this mode
if you want to use your own color management system.
7. Click Save Settings if you want to have your advanced settings
available for reuse. Then type a name for the group of settings and click
Save. The name is added to your list of custom settings.
8. When you’re finished setting advanced printer options, click OK.
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Color Management Settings
Notice: Output Viewing
Conditions
Due to the nature of all
pigment inks, lighting
conditions can affect the
appearance of printer
output. For example, a
print viewed under daylight
may appear to have a
slightly different color
balance when viewed
under tungsten lighting.
Care should be taken that
the prints are produced
for the lighting conditions
in which they will be
displayed.
The EPSON printer
driver was designed to
represent color accurately
when prints are illuminated
with a D50 (daylight) light
source. For optimum results,
understand your output
display conditions
before printing.
The following tables list the color management settings available when you
choose either Color Controls, PhotoEnhance4, or ColorSync.
PhotoEnhance4 is designed to enhance images captured using video
cameras, digital cameras, or scanners. Depending on your system and the
size of the image, printing with PhotoEnhance4 may take longer.
Color control modes and Gamma settings
Automatic
Analyzes the color information in your image and optimizes
color correction accordingly.
Photo-realistic
Produces sharper images and more vivid colors by
automatically adjusting the contrast, saturation, and
brightness. Corrects for overall under- or over-exposure of
the original image.
Vivid
Intensifies colors and lightens the midtones and highlights.
Best for print jobs with non-photographic images.
1.5 Gamma
Produces the same contrast values as earlier EPSON ink jet
printers.
1.8 Gamma
Increases contrast.
2.2 Gamma
Matches image colors with sRGB devices.
PhotoEnhance4 settings
Tone
Lets you choose from Normal for standard tone correction,
Hard for high contrast, Vivid for more intense colors (as
defined above), Sepia, and Monochrome.
Effect
Lets you choose from four special effects (and set the
intensity using the Low/High slider): Sharpness, Soft
Focus, Canvas, and Parchment.
Digital Camera
Correction
Corrects noise and other flaws common to digital camera
images.
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ColorSync Rendering Intent settings
Note
Perceptual
For photographic images. Maintains the relationship
between colors as it scales them to fit within your printer’s
color gamut.
Saturation
For charts and business graphics. Maintains the relative
saturation of colors from one gamut to another.
Colorimetric
For projects with known colors, such as labels and
packaging. Maintains colors that fall within the gamut of
both your monitor and printer.
Paper Configuration Options
To access the paper configuration settings, click the Paper Config button in
the Advanced dialog box. The following settings are available.
These settings are
overridden by any paper
configuration settings
you may have made
using the printer’s
control panel (page 84).
Paper Configuration settings
Color Density
Use this to control the ink saturation level (for example,
when you turn off color management in your printer
software).
Drying Time
per Print Head
Pass
Use when printing with non-EPSON media. You can make
the print head wait up to 5 seconds after each pass to allow
ink to dry on the page.
Paper Feed
Adjustment
Lets you eliminate light or dark horizontal banding in your
printouts.
Paper
Thickness
Eliminates vertical banding and creates a sharper image
when printing on unusually thick or thin paper.
Paper Suction
Lets you decrease the paper suction level when printing on
thinner papers (less than 12 lb), such as CAD drafting paper
or backlight film.
Cut Method
Decreases the cutting blade pressure for thinner papers, to
provide a cleaner cut.
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Managing Print Jobs
Your printer comes with several utilities that let you check on your print jobs
and schedule, cancel, pause, or restart them. First you need to set up
background printing, so you can continue to work on your Macintosh while
a file is being printed. Note that background printing is slower and may also
slow down your system.
Setting Up Background Printing
You can set up background printing from the Chooser, as described on
page 51, or you can use the background printing button on the print dialog
box. Follow these steps to set up background printing:
1. Start an application, open a file, and choose Print from the File menu.
2. Click the background printing button
dialog box:
. You see the following
Not available if
background printing
is turned off
3. To turn background printing on, click the On button.
4. To select a priority for your print job in the queue of jobs waiting to
print, click one of the following:
•
Urgent to print before any Normal priority job
•
Normal to print in the order the job is received
•
Print at: to print at the specific time you enter in the day and time
in the fields to the right
•
Hold to hold the print job in the print queue until you’re ready to
release it using Monitor3; see the following section for details.
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5. Click OK to save your settings and return to the printer settings dialog
box.
6. Click Print to print your document.
If you selected Print at: or Hold, your document is spooled, but held in the
print queue until the print time specified or until released using Monitor3,
as described in the following section.
Using Monitor3
The Monitor3 utility lets you prioritize and control your print jobs as well as
monitor their progress.
Note
You must turn on
background printing to
view the EPSON
Monitor3 window. See
page 103 for instructions.
After you send a print job, click the current application icon at the right end
of the menu bar and select EPSON Monitor3. You see a window like the
following:
Current
print job
Jobs waiting
to print
Click to set
priorities or print
times for waiting
print jobs
The progress bar tracks the current print job. To cancel, pause, or restart a
print job, click the document’s name, then click one of the following
buttons:
•
Click
to delete
•
Click
to restart
•
Click
to pause
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You can also do the following:
•
Double-click a file in the list to preview it
•
Double-click Copies to change the number of copies to be printed
•
Click
•
Click
to start the print head cleaning utility. See page 132 for more
information about the cleaning utility.
to check your ink levels
If you want to view details of a print job, click the job, then click the Show
details arrow. The Priority list becomes active.
Note
If you see a stop sign icon
and the message Print
queue on hold in the
EPSON Monitor3 dialog
box, select Start print
queue from the Printer
menu to release the
queue and resume
printing.
Priority list box
Settings selected for
the highlighted print job
Click the print job whose priority you want to change. Then click the
Priority list box and select one of the following settings:
•
Normal prints the job in the order it is received
•
Urgent moves the job before Normal priority jobs in the print queue
•
Hold holds the job in the print queue until you’re ready to release it for
printing by clicking
restart
•
Print Time opens the Set Print Time
dialog box. Enter the date and time
you want to print the document, then
click OK.
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Cancelling Printing
If you need to cancel a print job, follow these steps:
1. Press the Pause button on the printer’s control panel to stop printing.
2. Do one of the following, depending on whether you’re using
background printing:
•
If background printing is turned off, hold down the J key on your
keyboard and press the (.) period key to cancel the print job.
•
If background printing is turned on, select EPSON Monitor3 from
the application menu and click Stop Print Queue. Or, click the
to cancel the
print job
button, then click the delete button
print job.
3. Press and hold the Pause button to reset the printer and clear any data
remaining in the input buffer.
Checking Printer Status
The Status Monitor utility lets you check the levels of ink in your printer
and configure error messages and other features of printer operation.
Follow these steps to check ink levels:
1. Click the utility button
see the utility menu:
Click to open the
Status Monitor
utility
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2. Click the EPSON StatusMonitor icon. The software checks the
amount of ink remaining in the printer and displays the Status Monitor
window:
Click to recheck
ink levels
3. To recheck the ink level, click the Update button. To close the Status
Monitor, click OK.
Selecting Configuration Options
You can configure the way you want the printer to handle error and warning
messages, ink level checks, and print file storage in the Configuration
Settings dialog box. Follow these steps:
1. Click the utility button
see the utility menu.
on the print or page setup dialog box. You
2. Click the Configuration button.
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You see the Configuration Settings dialog box:
Select how you want
to be notified of errors
and warnings
Select where you want
print job files stored
Click here to check for
errors and/or the ink
level before printing
Click here to return to the default settings
3. Select from the following configuration options:
•
Note
Warning messages
allow printing to
continue. Error
messages are more
serious and cause
printing to stop.
Error notification lets you choose whether you want your system to
beep and display error message text or just display text if your
printer encounters an error.
•
Warning lets you choose whether warning messages beep and
display text or display text only.
•
Temporary Spool folder and Temporary High Speed Copies
folder let you select the folders on your hard disk that store the
temporary files created when you send a job to the printer. Click the
Select button to change the folder from the default folder shown.
•
Data will be sent to the printer after being stored on your disk
prevents print head pausing. Normally, graphics are sent in
rectangular bands. When you select this option, your Macintosh
stores the entire image on its hard drive and then sends it to the
printer as a whole (recommended only for older Macintosh
systems).
•
The last two checkboxes let you choose to have your software check
for errors or low ink levels before starting your print job.
4. When you’re finishing changing your configuration options, click OK to
return to the utility menu.
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Chapter 4:
Printing with
EPSON Drivers
for Windows
Your Stylus Pro 7600 or 9600 comes with drivers and utilities that let you
print and manage print jobs without a RIP.
The driver CD-ROM also includes an electronic Reference Guide, which
includes more detailed information about the printer and printer software.
You can read the guide using a web browser, such as Netscape Navigator or
Microsoft Internet Explorer, versions 3.0 or later.
This chapter includes the following information:
•
Choosing basic print options
•
Choosing paper and layout options
•
Choosing advanced print options
•
Managing print jobs
•
Checking printer status
•
Optimizing print speed
Choosing Basic Print Options
Before you print, you need to set basic printing properties. The EPSON
driver offers automatic settings that optimize print quality and speed when
you’re using EPSON media. You can also choose advanced settings for more
control over your printer and color management options, as described on
page 117.
Follow these steps to make basic settings:
1. Start an application, open a file, and choose Print from the File menu.
You see the Print dialog box.
2. Make sure your printer is selected, and then click the Properties button
(or Preferences on Windows XP). If you see a Setup, Printer, or
Options button, click it instead. Then click Properties or Preferences
on the next dialog box.
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A dialog box like the following appears:
Note
If you need more
information about print
options, you can click
the Help button on
any dialog box.
This box shows
you the current
settings, but you
can’t change
them from here.
TIP
For professional
black-and-white
photography, use the
Color/B&W Photo
setting (don’t select
Black).
3. Select a Media Type setting appropriate for the media you’re printing
on, as listed in the table on page 112 (Photographic Dye ink users) or
113 (UltraChrome ink users).
4. For the ink type, select Color/B&W Photo if you’re printing either a
color or black-and-white photo image. Select Black only if you’re
printing line drawings or other non-photographic images.
5. Set the Mode option as follows:
•
Click Automatic to have the printer driver analyze the contents of
your image or file and make the appropriate printing adjustments. If
a Quality/Speed slider appears in the Mode box, set it according to
the priorities of your print job. (Depending on the Media Type
setting, this slider may not appear.)
•
Click Custom, and then choose one of the print job types from the
custom settings list (as described in the next step), or click the
Advanced button and see “Choosing Advanced Print Options” on
page 117 for instructions.
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6. Depending on your print mode (Automatic or Custom), you can select
one of the following options from the pull-down menu:
Automatic print mode
Note
You can also create your
own settings and add
them to this list. See
page 119 for more
information.
Setting
Usage
Photo-realistic
For printing photographic images. Produces
sharper images and automatically corrects underor over-exposure of the original image.
Vivid
For printing non-photographic images. Intensifies
colors and lightens the midtones and highlights.
Custom print mode
Setting
Usage
Advanced
Photo 2880
For smoothest color tones and highest-quality
results.
Advanced
Photo
Prevents the misprinting of ink dots that may occur
because of the movement of the print head and
paper. Available only when you choose photo or
photo-quality media types.
Text/Graph
Intensifies colors and lightens the midtones and
highlights. Best for print jobs with
non-photographic images.
ICM
Adjusts colors based on your printer’s ICC profile,
using the Image Color Matching system (effective
in Windows 98/Me/2000/XP only). If you’re using
an ICM-compatible monitor, adjusts printed colors
to closely match screen colors.
sRGB
Adjusts colors using the small-gamut sRGB
(standard red green blue) color space. Best for
color matching with other sRGB devices, or for
images designed for the Web.
7. When you’re finished choosing print options, click the Paper tab and
follow the instructions on page 114 for choosing paper and layout
options.
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Selecting the Correct Media Type Setting
The tables below list the settings designed to produce the best results on
EPSON media when printing with either Photographic Dye ink or
UltraChrome ink.
If your EPSON paper is not listed, check the instructions included with the
paper, or look on the EPSON web site (http://prographics.epson.com). If
you are using non-EPSON paper, choose the closest setting. You may have
to experiment with different settings to determine which one is best for the
media you’re using.
Media Type settings for printing with Photographic Dye ink
Note
Check the EPSON web
site (http://prographics.
epson.com) or your
authorized EPSON dealer
for other media that may
be available.
Product name
Media Type setting
Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250)
PREMIUM GLOSSY PHOTO
PAPER (250)
Premium Luster Photo Paper
PREMIUM LUSTER PHOTO PAPER
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
PREMIUM SEMIGLOSS PHOTO
PAPER
Premium Semimatte Photo Paper (250)
PREMIUM SEMIMATTE PHOTO
PAPER (250)
Photo Glossy Paper
PHOTO GLOSSY PAPER
Photo Semigloss Paper
PHOTO SEMIGLOSS PAPER
Doubleweight Matte Paper
DOUBLEWEIGHT MATTE PAPER
Enhanced Matte Paper
ENHANCED MATTE PAPER
Enhanced Matte Posterboard
ENHANCED MATTE POSTER
BOARD
EPSON Proofing Paper Commercial
Semimatte
PHOTO SEMIGLOSS PAPER
Backlight Film
BACKLIGHT FILM
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This table lists the settings to use when printing with UltraChrome ink.
Note
Check the EPSON web
site (http://prographics.
epson.com) or your
authorized EPSON dealer
for other media that may
be available.
Media Type settings for printing with UltraChrome ink
Paper type
Media Type setting
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
(250)
PREMIUM GLOSSY PHOTO PAPER (250)
Premium Luster Photo Paper
PREMIUM LUSTER PHOTO PAPER
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
PREMIUM SEMIGLOSS PHOTO PAPER
Premium Semimatte Photo Paper
(250)
PREMIUM SEMIMATTE PHOTO PAPER
(250)
Photo Glossy Paper
PHOTO GLOSSY PAPER
Photo Semigloss Paper
PHOTO SEMIGLOSS PAPER
Doubleweight Matte Paper
DOUBLEWEIGHT MATTE PAPER
Enhanced Matte Paper
ENHANCED MATTE PAPER
Enhanced Matte Posterboard
ENHANCED MATTE POSTER BOARD
EPSON Proofing Paper
Commercial Semimatte
PHOTO SEMIGLOSS PAPER
Glossy Paper - Photo Weight
GLOSSY PAPER - PHOTO WEIGHT
Watercolor Paper - Radiant White
WATERCOLOR PAPER - RADIANT
WHITE
Somerset Velvet for EPSON Fine
Art Paper
ENHANCED MATTE PAPER (roll) or
ENHANCED MATTE POSTER BOARD
(sheet)
Smooth Fine Art Paper
SMOOTH FINE ART PAPER
Textured Fine Art Paper
TEXTURED FINE ART PAPER
Synthetic Paper
ENHANCED SYNTHETIC PAPER
Adhesive Synthetic Paper
ENHANCED ADHESIVE SYNTHETIC
PAPER
Adhesive Vinyl
ADHESIVE VINYL
Backlight Film
BACKLIGHT FILM
Tyvek Brillion
TYVEK BRILLION
Canvas
CANVAS
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Choosing Paper and Layout Options
Note
Many application settings
override settings in the
printer driver. Always
verify settings to get the
results you expect.
TIP
Creating a user-defined
paper size generally lets
you make the best use of
your roll paper.
Many paper options correspond to paper handling features that you can also
set through the control panel. Software options give you additional settings
and override control panel settings. Follow these steps to choose paper and
layout options:
1. On the Properties dialog box, click the Paper tab. You see this window:
2. Select the type of paper you loaded (Roll Paper or Sheet) from the
Paper Source list. Or select Roll Paper (Banner) if you want to print
more than one image edge-to-edge (for example, when tiling long
images together). This lets you print a series of continuous images
without any margin space between them.
3. Select the Paper Size you want, based on the size of your image. If your
size is not listed, select User Defined. Then enter the size in hundredths
of an inch (or centimeters). If you’re printing your image with borders,
make your custom page size slightly larger than the image size; if you’re
printing without borders, it should be slightly smaller (about 1/4 inch all
around).
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4. When you’re using roll paper, set the following options:
•
Auto Rotate
Saves paper if your document length is shorter than the printable
width of the roll. The document is automatically rotated 90 degrees
and printed crosswise. Be sure to click Roll Width and select the
width of your roll paper.
•
Auto Cut
Choose this option if you want the paper to be cut automatically
after each page is printed (not available for thicker media types).
•
Print Page Line
Prints trim lines on the right and bottom edges of your pages.
Note
Select Landscape when
you want to rotate your
image 90°.
•
Save Roll Paper
Saves paper by not feeding the blank portion of the last page of your
document. Available only if you’ve selected Roll Paper (Banner) as
the Paper Source.
5. Make the settings you want for Orientation, Copies, and Printable
Area (available when Paper Source is set to Sheet).
6. If you want to reduce or enlarge your image, click the Layout tab.
Note
7. When you’re finished, click OK, then click OK again to print.
Printing Without Borders
For best print quality
along the upper edge of
your printout, EPSON
recommends using one
of the following papers:
• Premium Glossy
Photo Paper (250)
• Premium Semimatte
Photo Paper (250)
• Premium Luster
Photo Paper
You can select BorderFree printing when printing on paper with the
following widths:
•
8 inches
•
20 inches
•
10 inches
•
24 inches
•
12 inches
•
36 inches (Stylus Pro 9600 only)
•
14 inches
•
44 inches (Stylus Pro 9600 only)
•
16 inches
Note that you can’t print
without borders when
using Photographic Dye
ink at 2880 dpi.
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To print without borders on one of the listed paper sizes, follow these steps:
Note
Not all paper sizes are
available when No
Margins is turned on.
1. Make sure your image size is at least 1/4 inch larger all around than the
size of paper you’re printing on. If your application has margin settings,
be sure they’re turned off.
2. Select No Margins in your printer software:
Select
No Margins
3. On the printer’s control panel, press the SelecType button until Printer
Setup appears on the display.
4. Press the SelecType r button again to open the menu options, then
press the d button until No Margins is displayed.
Note
5. Press the r button, then press the d button to select one of these paper
cutting options:
For more information on
using cutting options and
printing without borders,
visit www.epson.com.
Under Drivers & Support,
select Manuals &
Documents. Select your
printer, then select
Product Support
Bulletin.
•
L/R ONLY when printing without left and right margins only
•
1CUT or 2CUTS when printing without any margins
(1CUT causes the images to be printed end-to-end. If you prefer
additional space between your images, select 2CUT. This extends
the space between the images and the paper is cut twice inside this
space.)
6. Press Enter to activate the setting, then press Pause to exit the setup
mode and return to normal printer operation.
7. Print your image.
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Choosing Advanced Print Options
For complete control over your printed results, use these Advanced settings
to experiment or to fine-tune a range of options to meet your needs:
1. Follow steps 1 through 4 beginning on page 109.
2. Click Custom and then click Advanced. You see a dialog box like the
following:
When you choose
PhotoEnhance4,
you see a different
set of options on
the lower part of
the screen
3. If necessary, you can change your Media Type and Ink settings.
4. Choose one of the following Print Quality settings:
Note
•
To save ink
•
Some of these options
may not appear,
depending on your Media
Type setting.
Economy
Normal - 360dpi
For faster printing and everyday needs
•
Fine - 720dpi
For high quality photos and prints (deselect the High Speed
checkbox to achieve photo lab quality)
•
SuperFine - 1440dpi
Better than photo lab quality
•
SuperPhoto - 2880dpi
For the highest quality photos and prints; provides an astonishing
level of photographic quality
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5. Choose any of the following:
•
Super MicroWeave or MicroWeave
Eliminate unwanted banding effects. These settings are
automatically selected for most media types. If you notice banding
with the standard MicroWeave setting, select Super
MicroWeave.
•
High Speed
For fast, bidirectional printing at lower quality. If vertical lines in
your printout are misaligned when you use the High Speed setting,
you may need to turn it off or align the print head.
•
Flip Horizontal
For printing a mirror image of your file. Use with backlight film.
6. Choose one of the following Color Management settings:
•
Color Controls
Lets you specify individual values for adjusting brightness, contrast,
saturation, and CMY inks, or choose from the two Color Control
modes, described in the table on page 119. You can also choose
from three Gamma settings, which control image contrast by
modifying the midtones and midlevel grays.
•
Allows you to correct noise and other problems common to digital
camera images. Also lets you see a sample image that reflects the
photographic tone and special effect settings you choose. See
page 120 for a description of the available settings.
TIP
If you turn off color
management, you can
still control the ink
density. See “Paper
Configuration Settings”
on page 120.
PhotoEnhance4
•
No Color Adjustment
Disables color management in the printer driver. Choose this mode
if you want to use a standalone color management module.
•
sRGB
Adjusts colors using the small-gamut sRGB (standard red green
blue) color space. Best for color matching with other sRGB devices,
or for images designed for the Web.
•
ICM
Adjusts colors based on the printer’s ICC profile, using the Image
Color Matching system (Windows 98/Me/2000/XP only). If you
have an ICM-compatible monitor, adjusts printed colors to closely
match screen colors.
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7. Click Save Settings if you want to have your advanced settings
available for reuse. Then type a name for the group of settings and click
Save. The name is added to your list of custom settings.
8. When you’re finished setting advanced printer options, click OK.
Notice: Output Viewing
Conditions
Due to the nature of all
pigment inks, lighting
conditions can affect the
appearance of printer
output. For example, a
print viewed under daylight
may appear to have a
slightly different color
balance when viewed
under tungsten lighting.
Care should be taken that
the prints are produced
for the lighting conditions
in which they will be
displayed.
The EPSON printer
driver was designed to
represent color accurately
when prints are illuminated
with a D50 (daylight) light
source. For optimum results,
understand your output
display conditions
before printing.
Color Management Settings
The following tables list the color management settings available when you
choose either Color Controls or PhotoEnhance4.
PhotoEnhance4 is designed to enhance images captured using video
cameras, digital cameras, or scanners. Depending on your system and the
size of the image, printing with PhotoEnhance4 may take longer.
Color control modes and Gamma settings
Automatic
Provides output that closely matches the original image
data.
Photo-realistic
Produces sharper images and more vivid colors by
automatically adjusting the contrast, saturation, and
brightness. Corrects for overall under- or over-exposure of
the original image.
Vivid
Intensifies colors and lightens the midtones and highlights.
Best for print jobs with non-photographic images.
1.5 Gamma
Produces the same contrast values as earlier EPSON ink jet
printers.
1.8 Gamma
Increases contrast.
2.2 Gamma
Matches image colors with sRGB devices.
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PhotoEnhance4 settings
Tone
Lets you choose from Normal for standard tone correction,
Hard for high contrast, Vivid for more intense colors (as
defined above), Sepia, Monochrome, and None (no tone
adjustment).
Effect
Lets you choose from four special effects (and set the
intensity using the Low/High slider): Sharpness, Soft
Focus, Canvas, and Parchment.
Digital Camera
Correction
Corrects noise and other flaws common to digital camera
images.
Paper Configuration Settings
Note
To access the paper configuration settings, click the Paper Config button in
the Advanced dialog box. The following settings are available.
Paper Configuration settings
These settings are
overridden by any paper
configuration settings
you may have made
using the printer’s
control panel (page 84).
Color Density
Controls the ink saturation level (for example, when you turn
off color management in your printer software).
Drying Time
per Print Head
Pass
Use when printing with non-EPSON media. You can make
the print head wait up to 5 seconds after each pass to allow
ink to dry on the page.
Paper Feed
Adjustment
Eliminates light or dark horizontal banding in your printouts.
Paper
Thickness
Eliminates vertical banding and creates a sharper image
when printing on unusually thick or thin paper.
Paper Suction
Decreases the paper suction level when printing on thinner
papers (less than 12 lb), such as CAD drafting paper or
backlight film.
Cut Method
Decreases the cutting blade pressure for thinner papers, to
provide a cleaner cut.
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Managing Print Jobs
Your printer comes with several utilities that let you check on your print
jobs, and cancel, pause, or restart them. The Progress Meter opens each time
you send a print job. The Spool Manager (not available with Windows NT)
appears on the taskbar when you print.
Status Monitor 3, which also appears on the taskbar, also lets you check the
printer’s status and monitor print jobs. See page 122 for more information
about Status Monitor 3.
Using the Progress Meter
After you send a print job, the Progress Meter window appears on your
screen:
Click to cancel
Click to pause/resume
printing
May not appear if you
are printing over a
network
Click for more details
on the displayed
printing tip
You can use the buttons to cancel, pause, or restart your print job. You also
see how much ink you have left and view printing tips.
If you don’t want the Progress Meter to appear, you can turn it off. See
page 124 for instructions.
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Using the Spool Manager
The Spool Manager (not available with Windows NT) displays the status of
your print job files and lets you control them.
To open the Spool Manager while you’re printing, click the EPSON Stylus
Pro 7600/9600 icon that appears on the taskbar at the bottom of the screen.
You see the Spool Manager window:
Print job
file
Command buttons
To cancel, pause, resume, or restart a print job, click the job to highlight it;
then click the corresponding command button on the bottom of the
window.
Using Status Monitor 3
The Status Monitor 3 utility lets you check individual levels of ink in your
printer and warns you when errors occur.
You can open Status Monitor 3 either from a running application or from
the Windows Printers utility.
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1. To open Status Monitor 3 from an application, access the Properties
dialog box, as described on page 109.
Otherwise, do the following:
•
Windows XP: Click Start and select Control Panel. Double-click
Printers and Other Hardware, then double-click Printers and
Faxes. Right-click your printer icon and select Printing
Preferences.
•
All other versions of Windows: Click Start, point to Settings,
then select Printers. Right-click your printer icon and select
Properties (Windows 95, 98, or Me), Document Defaults
(Windows NT), or Printing Preferences (Windows 2000).
2. Click the Utility tab. You see the Utility menu:
Click to run
Status Monitor 3
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Note
3. Click the EPSON Status Monitor 3 button. The following window
appears. (It also opens automatically when an error occurs.)
Printer status messages
appear here
If there’s a printing
problem, such as low ink
or jammed paper, Status
Monitor 3 displays a
How To button that you
can click for instructions
on solving the problem.
Setting Monitoring Preferences
You can choose when and how you want to be notified of problems, whether
you want a Status Monitor 3 icon to appear on your Windows taskbar, and
whether you want to allow monitoring by other users who share the printer.
Follow these steps:
1. Do one of the following:
•
Windows XP: Click Start and select Control Panel. Double-click
Printers and Other Hardware, then double-click Printers and
Faxes. Right-click your printer icon and select Printing
Preferences.
•
All other versions of Windows: Click Start, point to Settings,
then select Printers. Right-click your printer icon and select
Properties (Windows 95, 98, or Me), Document Defaults
(Windows NT), or Printing Preferences (Windows 2000).
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Note
If you want, you can click
the Show Progress
Meter checkbox to
deselect it and disable
display of the progress
meter during printing.
2. Click the Utility tab, then click the Speed & Progress button. You see
the Speed & Progress dialog box. (See page 126 for more information
about using the Speed & Progress utility.)
Appears only if
you are connected
to a parallel port
Not available with
Windows NT
Appears only if you
have more than one
hard drive
3. Click the Monitoring Preferences button. You see the Monitoring
Preferences dialog box:
4. Select the notification options you want to use.
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5. If you want to have the Status Monitor 3 icon appear in your Windows
taskbar, click the Shortcut Icon checkbox. Then select the icon you
want to use.
After you enable the shortcut, you can simply double-click the icon to
open the Status Monitor 3 window (shown on page 124) or right-click
it, then select Monitoring Preferences in the pop-up menu.
6. Select Allow monitoring of shared printers if your printer is shared
and you want to let other users monitor it.
7. Click OK, as needed, to save your settings.
Optimizing Print Speed
Using the Speed & Progress utility, you can optimize your printer’s parallel
port for the fastest data transfer rate and speed up the way your printer driver
processes multiple-copy print jobs.
1. Do one of the following:
•
Windows XP: Click Start and select Control Panel. Double-click
Printers and Other Hardware, then double-click Printers and
Faxes. Right-click your printer icon and select Printing
Preferences.
•
All other versions of Windows: Click Start, point to Settings,
then select Printers. Right-click your printer icon and select
Properties (Windows 95, 98, or Me), Document Defaults
(Windows NT), or Printing Preferences (Windows 2000).
2. Click the Utility tab, then click the Speed & Progress button.
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You see a dialog box similar to the following:
If you have more than one hard
disk drive, you can select a
folder for storing multiple copy
print jobs here.
3. Select from the following options:
•
High Speed Copies speeds up printing of multiple copies of the
same document using hard disk space as a cache. If you have
multiple hard drives, you can select a high speed copy folder for
storing copies.
•
Show Progress Meter lets you control whether or not the Progress
Meter is displayed when you send a print job.
•
EPSON Printer Port (Windows 95, 98, or Me parallel connection
only) lets you optimize the transfer rate of your printer port for
EPSON printers instead of using the Windows default printer port.
You may see one of these messages beneath the EPSON Printer
Port option:
High speed (DMA) transfer enabled tells you that you’re already
using fast DMA transfer mode.
For higher data transfer rates, use DMA transfer lets you know
that you can speed up printing by enabling DMA transfers on your
system. See your electronic Reference Guide for instructions on using
DMA transfers, if your computer supports them. For more
information, see your computer documentation or contact your
computer manufacturer’s technical support. If you see no message,
you cannot enable DMA transfers.
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•
Always spool RAW datatype (Windows 2000, XP, and NT only)
lets you spool documents using the RAW format instead of the
EMF (metafile) format. Because the RAW format requires fewer
resources, printing is faster and you can avoid certain problems,
such as insufficient memory or disk space.
4. Click OK to close the Speed & Progress dialog box and return to the
Utility menu. Then click OK again to exit the Printers utility.
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Maintaining
and
Transporting
the Printer
The EPSON Stylus Pro 7600 and 9600 require very little maintenance to
keep working at their best. This chapter describes the following routine
procedures:
•
Checking printer status and part life
•
Running a cleaning cycle
•
Aligning the print head
•
Replacing ink cartridges
•
Switching between black ink modes
•
Replacing the paper cutter blade
•
Replacing the maintenance tank
•
Cleaning the printer
•
Transporting or storing the printer
•
Uninstalling and reinstalling printer software
In addition to the features described in this chapter, you can also use the
printer’s SelecType function to make printer settings similar to those you
would normally make in the driver software (as well as other settings)
directly through the control panel. For more information, see the online
Reference Guide included on the CD-ROM that came with your printer.
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Note
You can also check the
remaining ink on the
control panel display (see
page 141). To test the
print quality, see
page 132 for instructions
on printing a nozzle
check.
Checking Printer Status and Part Life
Using the control panel, you can check the total number of prints, the
amount of ink left, or the status of your cutter blade, maintenance tank, and
other printer parts. You can either print out a status check, or you can view
the printer’s status on the control panel.
Printing Status Information
The status check sheet shows some of the current default settings, the
amount of ink remaining in each cartridge, the page count, and the status of
various printer parts.
Follow these steps to print the status check sheet:
1. Load a letter-size sheet of paper in the printer, following the instructions
on page 77. (You can print the status check on larger sheets or roll
paper, but you will use more paper.)
2. Press the SelecType button on the control panel. You see PRINTER
SETUP.
Note
3. Press d until you see TEST PRINT, then press r. You see NOZZLE
CHECK.
4. Press d until you see STATUS CHECK, then press r. You see PRINT.
You can replace the ink
cartridges, cutter blade,
and maintenance tank
yourself. Other printer
parts need to replaced by
an authorized EPSON
service technician.
5. Press Enter. The status check sheet prints.
6. Press Pause to exit the Test Print menu.
The amount of ink or the component life remaining is indicated as
follows:
E*****F = full (or full life remaining)
E**** F = 3/4 full (or 3/4 life remaining)
E*** F = 1/2 full (or 1/2 life remaining)
E**
F = 1/4 full (or 1/4 life remaining)
E*
F = nearly empty (or service life near end)
E
F = empty (or service life ended)
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Viewing Status Information
To view printer status information instead of printing it, follow these steps:
1. Press the SelecType button on the control panel. You see PRINTER
SETUP.
Note
2. Press d until you see PRINTER STATUS, then press r. You see
VERSION.
3. Do one of the following:
You can replace the ink
cartridges, cutter blade,
and maintenance tank
yourself. Other printer
parts need to replaced by
an authorized EPSON
service technician.
Note
Each asterisk (*)
represents about
20 percent.
•
To check the amount of ink left, press d until you see INK LEFT,
then press r. The status of the first cartridge is displayed, using the
E*****F symbols described below. Continue pressing d to see the
status of the remaining cartridges.
•
To check how much of the maintenance tank has been used, press d
until you see MAINT TANK, then press r. The status of the tank is
displayed, using the E*****F symbols described below.
•
To check the status of other printer parts, press d until you see
SERVICE LIFE, then press r. The status of the carriage motor is
displayed, using the E*****F symbols described below. Continue
pressing d to see the status of the carriage motor, paper feed motor,
cutter blade, print head, and cleaning unit.
The status of the printer parts is indicated with these symbols:
E*****F = full (or full life remaining)
E**** F = 3/4 full (or 3/4 life remaining)
E*** F = 1/2 full (or 1/2 life remaining)
E**
F = 1/4 full (or 1/4 life remaining)
E*
F = nearly empty (or service life near end)
% F = less than 10% of ink (or service life) remaining
4. Press Pause to exit the Printer Status menu.
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Running a Cleaning Cycle
If your printed image is unexpectedly light or has banding (faint light or
dark horizontal lines), you may need to run a cleaning cycle. This unclogs
the print head nozzles so they can deliver ink properly.
The cleaning cycle uses ink, so you should run it only if print quality
declines. To determine whether a cleaning cycle is necessary, print a nozzle
check first. You should also print a nozzle check after cleaning the print head
to see if the cleaning cycle was successful.
There are two ways to run a cleaning cycle:
•
Using the printer’s control panel buttons, as described below
•
Using the Head Cleaning utility in your printer software, as described
on page 54 (may not be available if you are accessing the printer over a
network)
Printing a Nozzle Check Pattern
Follow these steps to print a nozzle check pattern:
1. Load a letter-size sheet of paper in the printer, following the instructions
on page 77. (You can print the nozzle check on larger sheets or on roll
paper, but you will use more paper.)
2. Press the SelecType button on the control panel. You see PRINTER
SETUP.
3. Press d until you see TEST PRINT, then press r. You see NOZZLE
CHECK.
4. Press r until you see PRINT, then press Enter. The nozzle check sheet
prints.
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Note
Use the eye loupe that
came with the printer to
examine the pattern.
Even if all the dots
printed, you may be able
to see misaligned or
“deflected” dots.
Deflected dots, like
missing ones, indicate
that you should clean the
print head.
5. Examine the nozzle check pattern. Each staggered horizontal and
straight vertical line should be complete, with no gaps in the pattern:
If dots are missing from the pattern, as shown below, clean the print
head as described in the next section.
Cleaning the Print Head from the Control Panel
Follow these steps to run the cleaning cycle from the printer’s control panel:
1. Print a nozzle check to make sure the print head needs cleaning, as
described above.
2. Make sure all of the H Ink Out lights on the printer’s control panel are
off.
If an H Ink Out light is flashing or on, you need to replace the
corresponding ink cartridge instead. See page 141 for instructions.
3. Press the Cleaning button and hold it for at least 3 seconds. The Pause
light flashes as the printer cleans its print head. The cleaning cycle takes
about 60 seconds and does not use any paper.
4. When the Pause light goes off, print the nozzle check pattern again to
confirm that the head is clean.
You may need to run the cleaning cycle several times to get a clean nozzle
check pattern. For effective cleaning, always run a nozzle check between
cycles.
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Performing a Power Cleaning
If you’re unable to clean the print head fully as described above, you can
perform a power cleaning. You should not perform a power cleaning more
often than necessary, since it consumes additional ink.
1. Press the SelecType button on the control panel. You see PRINTER
SETUP.
2. Press u until you see MAINTENANCE, then press r. You see PWR
CLEANING.
3. Press r until EXEC appears on the display, then press Enter.
The printer performs the power cleaning. Do not turn off the printer or
interrupt this process until it is complete.
If the lines on the pattern are still missing dots after running a power
cleaning, turn the printer off and leave it overnight, then clean the print
head again the following morning. If you still see no improvement, contact
EPSON for assistance.
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Aligning the Print Head
If banding appears on your prints, or vertical lines are not straight, you need
to align the print head. Although you can align the print head using the
printer software, it’s best to do this from the control panel. This aligns the
print head for all modes and resolutions.
If you haven’t already done so, make sure you’ve run a nozzle check, as
described on page 132, before you begin. This ensures that the nozzles are
clean and the print head alignment patterns will print correctly.
Follow these steps to align the print head using the control panel:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on, then load roll paper that is at least
24 inches wide. For best results, use EPSON Doubleweight Matte paper
(this is the type of paper that came with your printer).
2. Press the SelecType button on the control panel. You see PRINTER
SETUP.
3. Press u until you see HEAD ALIGNMENT, then press r. You see
PAPER THKNS.
4. Press r until *STD appears on the display. This is the correct thickness
setting for most EPSON papers.
Caution
When performing the BI-D
adjustments, always do
them in this order: UNI-D
ALL, then BI-D BLACK,
then BI-D ALL. Do not
repeat the BI-D BLACK
(K1) adjustment afterward.
5. Press Enter.
6. Press the u or d button to select the desired alignment mode (UNI-D
ALL, BI-D BLACK, or BI-D ALL), then press Enter to start printing the
alignment patterns. After they print, see the appropriate section on the
following pages, depending on the selected mode.
In general, you should perform all three types of alignments. If you plan
to print only unidirectionally, you may only need to adjust UNI-D
ALL. If you plan to print bidirectionally, perform the UNI-D ALL
alignment first, then BI-D BLACK, then BI-D ALL.
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Examining the UNI-D ALL Alignment Pattern
Follow these steps when the UNI-D ALL patterns finish printing:
1. Depending on the width of the paper loaded in the printer, more than
one set of patterns may be printed. Locate the patterns in the middle of
your printout. In the steps that follow, refer to those patterns to make
your adjustments, instead of the ones printed toward the left or right.
Refer to middle set of
patterns when making
adjustments
2. Look at the display screen on the printer. Notice that it is prompting
you to choose the best line in the group labeled K2 in row #1.
Look at this group
Row #1
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Note
3. Use your own eye loupe or the one that came with the printer to
determine which line is the straightest. In this example, the middle line
(numbered 5) is the best choice.
Look for the straightest line
You must use at least a
10× eye loupe to check
the pattern.
4. Use the u or d button to select the number of the straightest line. Note
that 5 is always the default selection.
Note
If number 5 is the
straightest line in each
group, the print head is
already properly aligned.
Press Pause to exit the
head alignment early.
5. Press Enter to accept your selection and go to the next group of lines.
6. Repeat this process to examine each of the other color groups in row #1:
C, M, Lc, Lm, and Y. In each case, select the number of the straightest
line, then press Enter.
7. Repeat this process to examine the groups of lines in rows #2 and #3.
8. When done, press Pause to exit the head alignment.
Examining the BI-D BLACK Alignment Pattern
Follow these steps when the BI-D BLACK patterns finish printing:
1. Depending on the width of the paper loaded in the printer, more than
one set of patterns may be printed. Locate the patterns in the middle of
your printout. In the steps that follow, refer to those patterns to make
your adjustments, instead of the ones printed toward the left or right.
Refer to middle set of patterns
when making adjustments
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2. Look at the display screen on the printer. Notice that it is prompting
you to choose the best line in the group labeled K1 in row #1.
Row #1
Note
Look at this group
3. Use your own eye loupe or the one that came with the printer to
determine which line is the straightest. In this example, the middle line
(numbered 5) is the best choice.
Look for the straightest line
You must use at least a
10× eye loupe to check
the pattern.
Note
If number 5 is the
straightest line in each
group, the print head is
already properly aligned.
Press Pause to exit the
head alignment early.
4. Use the u or d button to select the number of the straightest line. Note
that 5 is always the default selection.
5. Press Enter to accept your selection and go to the next group of lines.
6. Repeat this process to examine the lines in rows #2 and #3. In each case,
select the number of the straightest line, then press Enter.
7. When done, press Pause to exit the head alignment.
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Note
Examining the BI-D ALL Alignment Pattern
Follow the steps below when the BI-D ALL patterns finish printing.
Be sure to perform the
BI-D BLACK adjustment
before running this one.
IMPORTANT: Do not enter an adjustment value for K1 when
prompted, or your color adjustments won’t be accurate.
1. Depending on the width of the paper loaded in the printer, more than
one set of patterns may be printed. Locate the patterns in the middle of
your printout. In the steps that follow, refer to those patterns to make
your adjustments, instead of the ones printed toward the left or right.
Refer to middle set of patterns
when making adjustments
2. Look at the display screen on the printer. It shows #1 K1.
Do not change the adjustment value for K1. Press Enter and continue
with the following steps.
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3. The printer is now prompting you to choose the best block in the group
labeled K2 in row #1.
Row #1
Look at this group
Note
You must use at least a
10× eye loupe to check
the pattern.
Note
4. Use your own eye loupe or the one that came with the printer to
determine which block has the least visible vertical line. In this example,
the middle block (numbered 5) is the best choice.
Look for the block with the smallest gap
5. Use the u or d button to select the number of the best block. Note that
5 is always the default selection.
6. Press Enter to accept your selection and go to the next group of blocks.
If number 5 is the best
block in each group, the
print head is already
properly aligned. Press
Pause to exit the head
alignment early.
7. Repeat this process to examine the remaining blocks in row #1: C, M,
Lc, Lm, and Y. In each case, select the number of the best block, then
press Enter.
8. Repeat this process to examine the groups of blocks in rows #2 and #3.
IMPORTANT: Do not enter an adjustment value for K1 when
prompted, or your color adjustments won’t be accurate.
9. When done, press Pause to exit the head alignment.
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Replacing Ink Cartridges
TIP
You can store partially
used ink cartridges for
up to 6 months.
Before you begin a large print job, you should check your ink levels. If one of
your cartridges is low, you can replace it before you start. Or you can wait
until the ink runs out, replace the cartridge, and then continue the job
without any loss of print quality.
Checking Ink Levels
The easiest way to check ink levels is from the control panel:
(almost
empty)
(full)
black*
black*
cyan
magenta
light cyan
light magenta
yellow
* If your printer uses UltraChrome ink, the black ink cartridges may be a
combination of Photo Black, Matte Black, or Light Black. See page 146 for
information on switching between black print modes.
When one of the Ink Out lights is flashing (and INK LOW is displayed on
the control panel), the corresponding cartridge is almost out of ink. Make
sure you have a replacement cartridge. When the light stays on and INK
OUT is displayed, the cartridge is empty. You must replace the cartridge
before you can continue printing.
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Purchasing Ink Cartridges
Caution
You must use the
EPSON ink cartridges
designed for your printer.
Other ink cartridges will
not work and may cause
damage not covered by
your warranty. When you
install the printer’s first
ink cartridges, the printer
is initialized as either a
Photographic Dye ink
model or UltraChrome
ink model. If you don’t
use the correct
replacement cartridges
for your model, you will
see an error message.
If you have a Stylus Pro 9600 that uses UltraChrome ink, you can install any
combination of 110 ml and 220 ml cartridges. Unless you are planning to
switch between black ink modes (see page 146), be sure to replace the black
ink cartridges with the same type of black cartridges as you are currently
using.
Use the following EPSON ink cartridges:
Photographic Dye ink cartridges
Black*
T545100
Light cyan
T545600
Cyan
T545200
Light magenta
T545500
Magenta
T545300
Yellow
T545400
* Your printer requires two black ink cartridges.
Ultrachrome ink cartridges
Cartridge
110 ml
220 ml*
Photo Black**
T543100
T544100
Matte Black**
T543800
T544800
Light Black**
T543700
T544700
Cyan
T543200
T544200
Magenta
T543300
T544300
Light Magenta
T543600
T544600
Light Cyan
T543500
T544500
Yellow
T543400
T544400
* Stylus Pro 9600 only.
** Your printer uses two black ink cartridges. Unless you are switching between
black ink modes, use the same type of cartridges as are currently installed.
You can check their type by looking at the installed cartridges. Or look at the
ink cartridge information in your printer software (see page 152 for Windows
or page 95 for Macintosh). If you install an incorrect cartridge, you will see the
message WRONG INK CARTRIDGE.
To order EPSON ink cartridges, contact your dealer or call EPSON at
(800) 873-7766. Or visit the EPSON Store at www.epsonstore.com (U.S.
only). In Canada, please call (800) 463-7766 for dealer referral.
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Installing an Ink Cartridge
Caution
Before you start, make sure the printer is on. Then follow these steps to
replace an ink cartridge:
Leave the empty
cartridge in the printer
until you are ready to
replace it.
1. Note the color of the cartridge whose Ink Out light is on or flashing.
This is the cartridge you need to replace.
2. Open the ink compartment cover.
3. Raise the ink lever to the unlocked position.
Warning
Do not shake the empty
cartridge, or ink may leak
out. If ink gets on your
hands, wash them
thoroughly with soap and
water. If ink gets in your
eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
4. Remove the empty ink cartridge from the printer.
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5. Make sure the replacement cartridge is the correct color, and remove it
from its package.
If you’re using UltraChrome Ink, gently shake the cartridge before
installing it.
Note
If you can’t insert the
cartridge smoothly, you
may have the wrong
cartridge. Check the
package and product
code. If the Ink Out light
remains on after installing
the cartridge, it may not
be inserted fully.
6. Hold the cartridge with the arrow pointing toward the printer. Then
insert the cartridge into the slot. Don’t force it in.
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7. Lower the ink lever to its locked position.
Note
If you notice banding or
other printing problems
after replacing a
cartridge, air may have
entered the ink delivery
system. Remove the
cartridge then reinstall it
to make sure it’s seated
properly. Then run
several print head
cleaning cycles (see
page 132), followed by a
nozzle check to verify the
results.
8. If you’re using 110 ml cartridges, close the ink compartment cover. If
you’re using 220 ml cartridges, you’ll have to leave the cover open.
Once the cartridges are installed, the printer returns to its READY state (or
says LOAD PAPER if paper isn’t loaded).
If you see the message WRONG INK CARTRIDGE, you may have loaded an
incorrect black ink cartridge for the black ink mode you’re currently in, or
loaded a cartridge containing the wrong type of ink for your printer
(Photographic Dye or UltraChrome). Remove any cartridges indicated by a
red Ink Out light on the control panel, and replace them with the correct
cartridges.
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Switching Between Black Ink Modes
If your printer uses EPSON UltraChrome ink, you can switch between black
ink modes to optimize your black ink density for certain paper types (see the
next page for the required cartridges):
Mode
Image and paper type
Photo Black Mode
For printing photographic images on all media types.
Optimized for traditional photographic and ink jet-coated
papers, such as EPSON Premium Luster Photo Paper,
Photo Semigloss Paper, Premium Semimatte Photo
Paper, etc.
Matte Black Mode
Optimized for printing photographic images on matte or
plain papers, such as EPSON Enhanced Matte Paper,
Smooth and Textured Fine Art Paper, and Somerset
Velvet for EPSON, when the highest level of
photographic quality is desired.
Dual Matte Black
For printing on matte or plain paper, such as newsprint
and plain bond, when print speed is favored over
photographic image quality.
Generally, you should switch black ink modes only if you plan to run a large
number of print jobs in the new mode. Since it takes about 10 minutes to
switch from one mode to another and consumes some ink, you shouldn’t
switch modes more often than necessary.
Follow the steps in the next sections to switch black ink modes.
Preparing to Switch Black Ink Modes
Note
Before switching black ink modes, make sure you have the required supplies.
You’ll need:
You can purchase
replacement items for
your printer from EPSON
at (800) 873-7766, or by
visiting the EPSON Store
at www.epsonstore.com
(U.S. sales only). In
Canada, please call
(800) 463-7766 for dealer
referral.
•
the draining cartridge that came with your printer
•
the new black ink cartridge(s) you plan to install
If your maintenance tank is almost full or one of your color ink cartridges is
low on ink, you should have replacements available. See the following pages
for details.
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To switch black ink modes, you need the draining
cartridge that came with your printer. This is an empty
ink cartridge that looks similar to a regular 110 ml
cartridge.
After deciding on the black ink mode you want to
switch to, make sure you have the black ink
cartridge(s) you’ll be installing. In some cases, you’ll be
replacing only one of the cartridges.
Draining
cartridge
Mode
Required cartridges
Photo Black Mode
Photo Black and Light Black
Matte Black Mode
Matte Black and Light Black
Dual Matte Black
Matte Black and Matte Black
Since this process consumes ink from the color cartridges as well as the black
ones, you need to make sure there is enough ink in all the cartridges before
you begin. Check the Ink Out lights on the control panel:
If an Ink Out light is on
or flashing, you need to
replace the cartridge
before switching black
ink modes
If there is not enough ink in one or more cartridges to carry out the
procedure (5% or less), you’ll need to replace the cartridges. If any cartridges
are low on ink but not low enough to prevent the procedure from being
carried out, you should still make sure you have replacements available, or
you will be limited in how much you can print after switching black ink
modes. See page 142 for ink cartridge part numbers.
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If the printer’s maintenance tank is almost used up, you’ll need to replace it
as well. The printer tells you during the process if it needs to be replaced, but
you may wish to check it in advance; that way, you can make sure you have
one available, in case it’s needed.
Check the maintenance tank indicator on the control panel:
Maintenance
tank indicator
(showing a
new tank)
If the indicator is low, make sure you have a spare maintenance tank
available (EPSON part number C12C890071).
Selecting the Black Ink Cartridges
Make sure you have all the needed supplies as described on page 146. Once
you remove the ink cartridges from the printer, you must not turn off the
printer until you have finished switching black ink modes. Follow these steps
to start the process and tell the printer which cartridges you want to install:
1. Make sure the printer is on and READY is displayed on the control
panel.
2. Press the SelecType button. You see PRINTER SETUP.
3. Press d until you see MAINTENANCE, then press r. You see PWR
CLEANING.
4. Press d until you see BK INK CHANGE, then press r. You see EXEC.
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5. Press Enter. You see SELECT INK SET.
Note
6. Press u or d to select the correct option for the ink mode you want to
switch to:
The display indicates
which cartridges will be
installed in the first and
second ink slots (Matte
Black, Light Black, or
Photo Black). You may
not need to replace both
cartridges, depending on
the mode you want to
switch to.
Caution
Ink mode
Option displayed on printer
Matte Black Mode
#1 MAT: #2 LBK
Dual Matte Black Mode
#1 MAT: #2 MAT
Photo Black Mode
#1 PBK: #2 LBK
7. Press ENTER.
If you see the message NOT ENOUGH INK, lift the ink lever and
remove any low or empty cartridges. (Check the Ink Out lights on the
control panel to see which cartridges are low or empty.) Insert the
replacement cartridge(s), then lower the ink lever.
8. The printer displays a message telling you to release the ink lever and
remove the cartridges. Raise the lever and remove all the cartridges; do
not re-insert them until instructed to do so.
Do not turn off the printer
once the cartridges are
removed.
If a power failure occurs,
turn the printer back on.
You can resume the
procedure at the point
where it was interrupted.
Be sure to set aside any black ink cartridges you won’t be using, so that
you don’t accidentally re-insert them.
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Caution
Be careful not to spill ink
from the maintenance
tank when removing it.
Hold it upright at all times
and dispose of it carefully.
Checking the Maintenance Tank
Once you have removed all the ink cartridges, you may see a message telling
you to replace the maintenance tank. If so, pull out the tank from the side of
the printer and replace it with a new one. If you don’t see this message,
continue on to the next section.
Draining the Ink
Once you have removed all the ink cartridges, you see a message that the
printer is ready for draining. Follow these steps:
1. Insert the draining cartridge into the slot indicated on the control panel
(#1 or #2 slot). The position is also indicated by the flashing Ink Out
light.
2. Lower the ink lever. The printer begins draining the ink delivery system.
3. Once the draining is complete, the printer stops making noise and you
see a message telling you to remove the draining cartridge.
If you are replacing both black ink cartridges, you see a message
prompting you to insert the draining cartridge in the second slot. Once
you do this, the draining process repeats a second time. If you don’t see
this message, continue on to the next section.
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Charging the Ink
TIP
Make sure you have the correct black ink cartridges available for the black
ink mode you’re switching to. Then follow these steps:
1. Insert all the ink cartridges into the printer. Be sure to install the correct
black ink cartridges for the black ink mode you’re switching to.
If you change your mind
about switching black ink
modes, you can reinstall
the original ink cartridges
in the printer at this time.
2. Lower the ink lever. The printer begins charging the ink delivery system.
3. Once the charging is complete, the printer stops making noise and
displays READY on the control panel.
Continue on to the next section to update your printer driver software.
Updating the Driver
Once you have switched black ink modes, you need to update the driver
(printer software) so that it knows which black ink mode you’re using.
Follow these steps:
Macintosh Users
1. Open the Chooser from the Apple menu.
2. Highlight the printer icon (SPro 7600), then highlight the printer port,
as shown:
3. Close the Chooser. This completes the black ink replacement.
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Windows Users
1. Click the Main tab in your printer software and make sure the correct
ink cartridge information is displayed, as shown below.
Check black ink
cartridge information
here
2. If not, set the information manually. Click the Utility tab, then the
Printer and Option Information button. Select one of the ink
cartridge options shown below.
3. Click OK to exit the printer software. This completes the black ink
replacement.
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Replacing the Paper Cutter Blade
Note
You can purchase
replacement items for
your printer from EPSON
at (800) 873-7766, or by
visiting the EPSON Store
at www.epsonstore.com
(U.S. sales only). In
Canada, please call
(800) 463-7766 for dealer
referral.
If you notice that your paper isn’t cut cleanly, the cutter blade may need to
be replaced. If you use the blade to cut heavy stock or non-EPSON media,
you may need to replace it more often (see page 76 for paper types you
shouldn’t attempt to cut with the built-in cutter).
You can check the status of your cutter by printing the status check sheet or
viewing its status on the control panel (see page 131). When you need a new
cutter blade, contact EPSON and request part number C12C815241.
Follow these steps to replace the blade:
1. Make sure that the printer is on and the front cover is closed.
2. Press the SelecType button on the control panel. You see PRINTER
SETUP.
Caution
3. Press d until you see MAINTENANCE, then press r. You see PWR
CLEANING.
4. Press d until you see CUTTER REPL, then press r. You see EXEC.
Do not try to slide the
carriage by hand, or you
may damage the printer.
5. Press Enter. The carriage moves to the cutter replacement position.
6. You see a message on the control panel telling you to open the front
cover. Open the cover to access the carriage.
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7. Push down on the side pin, then turn the latch to the right.
Warning
The blade is sharp.
Be careful when
removing it.
8. Carefully remove the cutter blade. Be careful not to lose the spring.
9. Insert the new cutter as shown.
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10. Push down on the side pin while turning the latch to the left.
Caution
Do not try to slide the
carriage by hand, or you
may damage the printer.
11. Close the front cover. The carriage returns to the home position and the
printer returns to normal operation.
Replacing the Maintenance Tank
The maintenance tank stores ink that gets flushed from the system during
automatic print head cleaning, or when you clean the print head nozzles or
switch between black ink modes. When the tank is almost full, the
Maintenance Tank light on the control panel flashes. When the tank is
completely full, the printer stops working and the Maintenance Tank light
stays on. You see the message CHANGE MAINTENANCE TANK on the
control panel.
Note
You can purchase
replacement items for
your printer from EPSON
at (800) 873-7766, or by
visiting the EPSON Store
at www.epsonstore.com
(U.S. sales only). In
Canada, please call
(800) 463-7766 for dealer
referral.
You can check how much space remains in the maintenance tank by viewing
its indicator on the control panel, shown below. You can also check its status
using the SelecType menu (see page 131) or by printing a nozzle check sheet
(see page 132); the percentage indicates usable life remaining.
Maintenance
tank indicator
(showing a
new tank)
Replacement tanks are available from EPSON (part number C12C890071).
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Follow these steps to replace the tank:
1. Make sure the printer is not printing or performing any other operations
(READY or PAPER OUT should appear on the control panel).
Caution
2. Pull out the maintenance tank from the side of the printer.
Be careful not to spill ink
from the maintenance
tank when removing it.
Hold it upright at all times
and dispose of it carefully.
3. Insert the new tank.
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Caution
Cleaning the Printer
To keep your printer working at its best, you should clean it several times a
year.
Be careful not to touch
the gears inside the
printer.
To avoid damaging the
components as well as
the case, never use
alcohol or thinners to
clean the printer.
Be careful not to get
water on the printer
mechanism or electronic
components.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off and all the lights on the control panel
are off. Then unplug the power cord and disconnect the printer from
the computer.
2. Open the roll paper cover and remove the roll paper. Remove any sheet
media from the printer. Then use a soft brush to carefully clean away
any dust or dirt.
3. Open the lower cover and use a soft brush to carefully clean away any
dust or dirt inside the cover.
Some kinds of paper can cause paper dust to accumulate on the paper
feed roller. Clean the area shown below using canned air.
Don’t use a hard or
abrasive brush.
Don’t spray the inside
the printer with
lubricants; unsuitable
oils can damage the
mechanism. Contact your
dealer or a qualified
servicer if you think the
printer needs lubrication.
Clean paper feed roller
4. Remove the paper basket. Then clean away any dust or dirt around the
leg assembly using a soft brush.
5. If the outer case is dirty, clean it with a soft, clean cloth dampened with
mild detergent. Keep the ink cartridge compartment closed to prevent
water from getting inside.
6. If the area under the roll paper cover accidentally gets soiled with ink,
wipe it off with a damp cloth.
7. To wash the paper basket, remove the shafts, then machine wash with
mild detergent and air dry.
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Transporting or Storing the Printer
If you are moving the printer a short distance (for example, in the same
building), you can roll it on its stand (see page 161). To ship the printer a
longer distance, you should repack it using the original box and packing
materials. Follow the instructions below to prepare the printer for shipment.
Before shipping the printer or storing it for an extended period (two years for
the Photographic Dye ink model, or six months for the UltraChrome ink
model), contact EPSON for assistance (see page 11). Request a Printer
Transportation Kit (provided on loan at no charge), which you must use to
flush all the ink from the printer.
Make sure you have the following items on-hand before preparing the
printer for shipping:
•
original shipping container
•
carriage locking bracket and screw (see page 22 or 33)
•
at least one maintenance tank; you’ll need two if the current tank is
more than half-used (see page 155)
•
a new set of ink cartridges for setting up the printer when it arrives at its
destination
If any of these items are missing, contact EPSON for assistance in obtaining
the necessary parts (see page 11).
Preparing the Printer for Shipment
Follow the steps below to prepare the printer for shipment.
1. Contact EPSON, as described on page 11, to obtain a Printer
Transportation Kit. You must use the kit to drain all the ink from the
printer before it can be shipped. Instructions are provided with the kit.
2. Once the ink is drained, install a new maintenance tank (see page 155).
3. Turn off the printer and wait until the carriage moves to the home
position (on the far right) and the Operate light goes off. Then unplug
the printer.
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4. Reinstall the carriage locking bracket and screw that was removed during
setup. (See page 22 for the Stylus Pro 7600 or page 33 for the Stylus
Pro 9600.)
5. Remove the following parts:
Note
It’s a good idea to store
partially used cartridges in
separate, resealable
plastic bags.
•
Power cord and interface cables
•
Paper basket
•
Roll paper spindle
•
All paper or other media
•
Optional auto take-up reel (if installed)
•
Optional manual cutter (if installed)
6. Make sure the ink cartridge lever is lowered and the ink cover is closed.
Since the ink was drained from the printer, no ink cartridges should be
installed.
7. If the printer is mounted on a stand, you’ll need to remove it from the
stand. First make sure the casters are locked and the two stabilizer knobs
are touching the floor.
caster lock
stabilizer knob
8. Remove the two wing nuts and lock washers securing the printer to the
stand (underneath the printer). Keep them in a safe place.
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Warning
9. Lift the printer using the hand grips where provided. (See the stickers
located near the rear hand grips for the correct holding position.)
The Stylus Pro 7600 weighs
about 100 lb (50 kg) and
should be lifted by two
people.
The Stylus Pro 9600 weighs
almost 200 lb (100 kg) and
should be lifted by four
people.
Stylus Pro 7600
10. Keep the printer level while moving it.
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Setting Up the Printer After Transportation
Setting up the printer after transporting it is almost identical to setting it up
for the first time (see “Setting Up the Printer” on page 17).
Keep in mind that the first time you start printing after moving the printer,
the print head nozzles may be clogged—especially if the printer hasn’t been
turned on for a long time. You may need to run a cleaning cycle (page 132)
and realign the print head (page 135) to ensure good print quality.
Caution
Moving the Printer on the Stand
When you need to move the printer a short distance, such as within the same
building, you can roll the printer on its casters. Follow these steps:
Do not roll the printer
on angled or uneven
surfaces.
1. Make sure the printer is turned off and the carriage is in the home
position (on the far right). If not, turn the printer back on, wait until the
carriage moves to the home position, then turn off the printer.
2. Disconnect the power cord and interface cable.
3. Make sure the printer covers are closed.
4. Fully insert the metal rods supporting the paper basket, then roll up the
paper basket so it doesn’t drag on the ground.
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5. Release the front casters and retract the stabilizer knobs.
6. Carefully roll the printer to its new location. Relock the casters and
extend the stabilizer knobs after moving.
Uninstalling and Reinstalling the Printer
Software
If you need to uninstall and then reinstall the printer software for any reason,
follow the instructions in the appropriate section below.
Macintosh
1. Insert your printer software CD-ROM. Then double-click the
CD-ROM icon to open it, if necessary.
2. Double-click the
icon.
3. Double-click the option for your printer.
4. Click Continue on the next screen.
5. Click Accept on the license agreement screen.
6. On the installer screen, click the arrow in the Easy Install list at the top
and select Uninstall. Then click the Uninstall button at the bottom
and follow the on-screen instructions.
7. If you want to reinstall your printer software, restart your Macintosh.
Then follow the instructions beginning on page 50 to reinstall the
software.
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Windows
1. Double-click
My Computer, then double-click the Control Panel
icon. (On Windows XP, click Start > Control Panel.)
2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs. Click EPSON Printer
Software in the program list, then select your printer icon.
3. Click the Add/Remove button (Change/Remove button in
Windows XP or 2000) and follow the on-screen instructions.
4. If you’re using the USB port in Windows 98 or Me, click EPSON USB
Printer Devices in the program list; then click the Add/Remove
button.
5. If you want to reinstall your printer software, restart your computer.
Then follow the instructions beginning on page 52 to reinstall the
software.
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Chapter 6:
Solving
Problems
As you use your printer, you may occasionally experience a problem. The
first thing you should do is diagnose the problem following the guidelines in
this chapter. Then try the most likely solutions until the problem is fixed.
This chapter provides instructions for the following:
•
Diagnosing problems
•
Using the control panel to check the printer
•
Improving print quality
•
Solving operational problems
•
Solving miscellaneous printing problems
•
Solving paper problems, including clearing paper jams
Diagnosing Problems
The EPSON Stylus Pro 7600 and 9600 include a number of ways to help
you diagnose problems:
•
To identify the most common problems, check the messages and lights
on the printer’s control panel. See page 166 for more information.
•
If you’re using the EPSON printer driver and Monitor3 (Macintosh) or
Status Monitor 3 (Windows) utility, check your software for error
messages (see page 106 for Macintosh or page 122 for Windows).
•
To determine whether the problem is caused by the printer itself,
disconnect the printer from your computer and run a nozzle check from
the control panel. See page 132 for instructions.
•
If none of the suggested solutions in this chapter solve your problem,
contact EPSON as described under “Where To Get Help” on page 11.
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Using the Control Panel to Check the Printer
The control panel includes various lights and a display to indicate the status
of the printer:
Display
When your ink or paper runs out or a problem occurs, a message appears on
the display, and the lights on the control panel come on or flash. The
following table lists the messages alphabetically and includes an explanation
and instructions for correcting the problem.
Error messages
Message
Light
Explanation
Response
INK LOW
Ink Out light(s)
flashing
Ink cartridge(s) are
nearly empty (printing
continues).
Make sure you have replacement cartridges
available. See page 141.
INK OUT
Ink Out light(s)
on
Ink cartridge(s) are
empty (printing stops).
Replace the ink cartridge(s) indicated by
Ink Out light(s). See page 141 for instructions.
NOT ENOUGH
INK
Ink Out light(s)
on
Not enough ink is
available to finish
cleaning the print head.
Replace the ink cartridge(s) indicated by
Ink Out light(s). See page 141 for instructions.
NO INK
CARTRIDGE
Ink Out light(s)
on
Ink cartridge(s) not
installed.
Install ink cartridges as indicated by the lights.
See page 141 for instructions.
WRONG INK
CARTRIDGE
Ink Out light(s)
on
You tried to install the
wrong ink cartridge.
If you are installing ink cartridges for the first
time, you must install the cartridges that came
with your printer.
INVALID INK
CARTRIDGE
If you are replacing ink cartridges, check the
package and product code. You must use the
ink cartridges designed for your printer. Other
cartridges will not work.
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Error messages (continued)
Message
Light
Explanation
Response
LOAD PAPER
Paper Out
light on
Paper lever is in the
released position (all
the way back) while
loading paper.
After you finish loading paper, pull the paper
lever all the way forward, to the secured
position.
LOAD ROLL
PAPER
Paper Out
light on
Paper source setting in
printer software is
different from control
panel.
Make sure the right paper is loaded and the
paper source setting is the same on the control
panel and printer software.
PAPER JAM
Paper Out
light flashing
Paper has jammed in
the printer.
Remove the jammed paper. See page 179 for
more information.
PAPER NOT CUT
Paper Out
light flashing
Roll paper was not cut
completely.
Cut the paper manually, then remove the cut
paper from the printer. Reload paper, as
described on page 42.
Cut paper did not fall
off.
Remove the cut paper from the printer. Reload
paper.
LOAD SHEET
PAPER
PAPER NOT
STRAIGHT
Paper Out
light flashing
Paper slipped and fed
into the printer at an
angle.
Reload paper, making sure the edges are
straight and aligned with the vertical row of
holes at the paper exit.
PAPER OUT
Paper Out
light on
No paper is loaded.
Load paper.
Paper ran out.
Remove any printouts or paper remaining in the
printer and load more paper.
If the message appears during a print job, reset
the printer by pressing the Pause button for
3 seconds. Then load paper and resend the job.
RELOAD PAPER
SET PAPER
LEVER
Paper Out
light on
Paper Out
light on
Paper could not be
reversed into the
printing position.
Remove the paper. Reload it so that the bottom
edge is straight and aligned with the vertical
row of holes at the paper exit.
Image is too wide for
the paper loaded in the
printer.
Resize your image or load wider paper.
Paper is not loaded
correctly.
Load the paper into the printer as described on
page 69 (for roll paper) or page 77 (for sheets).
Paper lever was
released during the
printing process or
another operation.
Pull the lever all the way forward, to the
secured position. Start printing again from the
beginning for best results.
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Error messages (continued)
Message
Light
Explanation
Response
SET INK LEVER
—
The ink lever was left in
the unlocked position.
Pull the lever down to lock the ink cartridges.
FRONT COVER
OPEN
Pause light on
Front cover is open.
Close the front cover.
TURN PRINTER
PWR OFF AND
ON
—
This message appears
after you clear a paper
jam.
Press the Power button to turn the printer off
and back on again.
UNABLE TO
PRINT
—
You tried to print while
an error condition was
present or the ink
compartment cover
was open.
After 3 seconds the message disappears.
Press the Pause button to exit SelecType
mode. If the message appears again, clear the
error before you print.
MAINTENANCE
TANK ALMOST
FULL
Maintenance
Tank light
flashing
The maintenance tank
is almost full.
Make sure you have a replacement
maintenance tank. See page 155.
CHANGE
MAINTENANCE
TANK
All lights
flashing
The maintenance tank
is full.
Replace the maintenance tank. See page 155
for instructions.
NO
MAINTENANCE
TANK
Maintenance
Tank light is
on
The maintenance tank
is not installed
correctly.
Make sure the maintenance tank is fully
inserted. See page 155 for instructions.
OPTION I/F
ERROR
—
Wrong interface card
installed.
Turn off the printer and remove the card. See
the documentation that came with the card.
SERVICE REQ.
All lights
flashing
An error has occurred.
Note the error number, then turn the printer off
and back on. If the message remains, contact
EPSON as described on page 11.
MAINTENANCE
REQ.
—
A printer part will need
to be replaced soon.
Note the error number and contact EPSON as
described on page 11. (If only the cutter blade
is worn out, you can replace it yourself. See
page 130 to check its status.)
You’re using the wrong
printer driver.
Make sure you installed the correct driver for
your printer (see page 50).
Damaged data was
sent to the printer.
To clear the data, press the printer’s Power
button to turn the printer off. Wait for about a
minute, then turn the printer on again.
COMMAND ERROR
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Improving Print Quality
You can often improve print quality by doing the following:
•
Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle. See page 132 for instructions.
•
Align the print head. See page 135 for instructions.
•
When you send a print job, make sure your print options are
set correctly. For more information, see page 93 (Macintosh) or
page 109 (Windows).
If none of these suggestions help, try the solutions below.
Print quality problems
Problem
Solution
Your print has
horizontal
banding.
• Check the Ink Out lights to see if you are low on ink. Replace ink cartridges if
necessary, as described on page 141.
• If you recently changed an ink cartridge, air may have entered the ink delivery
system. Remove and reinstall the cartridge to make sure it’s seated properly, then
perform several cleaning cycles. See page 132.
• Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle. See page 132 for instructions.
• Make sure the Media Type setting in the printer software is correct for the media
you’re printing on.
• If you’re using cut sheet media, make sure the printable side is face up.
• Choose a higher resolution, such as SuperPhoto - 2880dpi.
Try adjusting your paper configuration settings (page 102 for Macintosh or page 120
for Windows). Check these settings:
• Make sure the Paper Thickness setting is correct for the paper you’re printing on.
• If you’re printing on thin paper that’s getting saturated with ink, reduce the Paper
Suction.
• Use the Paper Feed Adjustment to tune out banding.
• If you’ve created a custom paper profile, be sure to return the setting to standard
(STD) when you’re done using it. See page 85.
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Print quality problems (continued)
Problem
Solution
Your print has vertical
banding.
• Check the Ink Out lights to see if you are low on ink. Replace ink cartridges if
necessary, as described on page 141.
• Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle. See page 132 for instructions.
• Make sure the Media Type setting in the printer software is correct for the media
you’re printing on.
• If you’re using cut sheet media, make sure the printable side is face up.
• Choose a higher resolution, such as SuperPhoto - 2880 dpi.
• Deselect the High Speed setting in your printer software’s Advanced dialog box.
• Align the print head, as described on page 135.
You may need to adjust your paper configuration settings (page 102 for Macintosh or
page 120 for Windows). Check these settings:
• Your image may be oversaturated. Try reducing the Color Density and Paper
Suction.
• Make sure Paper Thickness setting is correct for the paper you’re printing on.
• If you’ve created a custom paper profile, be sure to return the setting to standard
(STD) when you’re done using it. See page 85.
Colors are incorrect or
missing.
• Make sure the Media Type setting in the printer software is correct for the media
you’re printing on.
• If you’re using cut sheet media, make sure the printable side is face up.
• Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle (see page 132).
• Check the expiration date printed on each of the ink cartridges. If the cartridge is
too old, replace it as described on page 141.
• Check the Ink Out lights and replace ink cartridges if your ink supply is low, as
described on page 141.
• Make sure color settings in your application or printer software are correct.
• If you recently changed an ink cartridge, air may have entered the ink delivery
system. Remove and reinstall the cartridge to make sure it’s seated properly, then
perform several cleaning cycles. See page 132.
• Visit www.epson.com to download custom ICC color profiles for your printer.
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Print quality problems (continued)
Problem
Solution
Your print has gaps or
appears faint.
• Check the expiration date printed on each of the ink cartridges. If the cartridge is
too old, replace it as described on page 141.
• Make sure the Media Type setting in the printer software is correct for the media
you’re printing on.
• Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle (see page 132).
• Check the Ink Out lights and replace ink cartridges if your ink supply is low, as
described on page 141.
• The paper thickness setting is not correct for the paper you’re printing on. Use your
printer software (page 102 for Macintosh or page 120 for Windows) to choose the
correct setting. You may also need to adjust the Color Density. When you’re done
printing with a custom paper profile, be sure to return the setting to standard
(STD).
• The platen gap setting is too wide. Use the control panel to change the setting to
STANDARD, or to NARROW if printing on very thin paper. See page 81 for
instructions.
Your print appears
blurry or smeared.
• Make sure the Media Type setting in the printer software is correct for the media
you’re printing on.
• If you’re printing on non-EPSON media, you may need to adjust the paper thickness
setting or drying time. Use your printer software (page 102 for Macintosh or
page 120 for Windows) to choose the correct setting. When you’re done printing
with a custom paper profile, be sure to return the setting to standard (STD).
• Your paper doesn’t meet the required specifications or wasn’t stored in a dry,
humidity-free environment. Load new paper.
• If you’re using cut sheet media, make sure the printable side is face up.
• Ink has leaked into the paper path. Wipe the paper path area of the printer with a
soft, clean cloth. See page 157 for cleaning instructions.
• Deselect the High Speed setting in your printer software’s Advanced dialog box.
• The platen gap setting is too narrow. Use the control panel to change the setting to
WIDE or WIDER. See page 81 for instructions.
• Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle (see page 132).
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Print quality problems (continued)
Problem
Solution
The bottom edge of
your print is smeared.
• The paper is curled toward the printable side. Flatten the paper or curl it toward the
other side.
• Make sure the Media Type setting in your printer software is correct for the media
you’re printing on.
• If you’re printing on non-EPSON media, you may need to adjust the paper thickness
setting or drying time. Use your printer software (page 102 for Macintosh or
page 120 for Windows) to choose the correct setting. When you’re done printing
with a custom paper profile, be sure to return the setting to standard (STD).
• If printing on thick paper, the platen gap setting may be incorrect. Use the control
panel to change the setting to WIDE or WIDER. See page 81 for instructions.
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Solving Operational Problems
If you can’t turn the printer on, if it stops printing unexpectedly, or if
nothing prints, check the following:
Operational problems
Problem
Solution
The printer doesn’t
operate at all.
• Make sure the printer is turned on and the Operate light is on.
• Make sure the printer is plugged securely into a working electrical outlet that’s not
controlled by a switch or timer.
• Make sure the voltage supplied by the electrical outlet matches the voltage on the
printer’s rating label. If not, turn off the power and unplug the power cord
immediately. Contact EPSON for assistance. (See page 12 for details.)
• Turn off the printer, then unplug the AC power cord. Wait for a minute, then
reconnect the power cord and turn the printer back on.
The printer stops
printing
unexpectedly.
• If the Pause light is flashing, the printer is performing a maintenance procedure or
waiting for ink to dry. Check the display message and lights on the control panel.
Wait until the Pause light stops flashing.
• Check the display message and lights on the control panel to see if an error has
occurred. Follow the instructions for the messages beginning on page 166.
The printer sounds
as if it’s printing,
but nothing prints.
Follow the instructions beginning on page 132 to clean the print head.
Nothing prints.
• Make sure paper is loaded in the printer.
• Turn off the printer and computer. Make sure the interface cable is securely
plugged in.
• Make sure the interface cable meets the required specifications. See page 12 or 13.
• Make sure the interface cable is directly connected to the computer without passing
through a printer switching device, Zip™ drive, or extension cable.
• If you are using Windows NT 4.0, try uninstalling the EPSON Printer Port. Click
Start, point to Programs and EPSON Printers, then click EPSON Printer Port
Uninstall. Follow the messages on the screen.
• Try restarting your computer and printer.
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Operational problems (continued)
Problem
Solution
Nothing prints (cont.)
• The printer port setting doesn’t match the printer connection port (Windows).
Windows Me, 98, or 95: Click Start, point to Settings and select Printers.
Right-click the icon for your printer, then select Properties. Click the Details tab.
Make sure your printer driver is selected in the Print using the following driver list.
Then select the port to which your printer is connected in the Print to the following
port list.
Windows XP: Click Start, then select Control Panel. Double-click Printers and
Other Hardware, then Printers and Faxes. Right-click the icon for your printer, then
select Properties. Click the Ports tab and make sure your printer port is selected.
Windows 2000 or NT 4.0: Click Start, point to Settings, and select Printers.
Right-click the icon for your printer, then select Properties. Click the Ports tab and
make sure your printer port is selected.
• The printer driver doesn’t have enough available memory (Macintosh). Quit all
unnecessary applications. To increase the available memory in your Macintosh,
select Control Panel from the Apple menu and double-click the Memory icon. You
can increase the size of virtual memory to increase total available memory.
• Follow the directions beginning on page 162 to uninstall your printer software. Then
locate your printer software CD-ROM and reinstall the software (or download the
latest printer software at www.epson.com).
Solving Miscellaneous Printing Problems
If your printouts are not what you expected, try the suggestions below:
Miscellaneous printing problems
Problem
Solution
Your print has incorrect or
garbled characters.
• Make sure your software is installed correctly and the printer is selected.
• If you are using Windows NT 4.0, try uninstalling the EPSON Printer Port. Click
Start, point to Programs and EPSON Printers, then click EPSON Printer Port
Uninstall. Follow the messages on the screen.
• Clear any stalled print jobs from Monitor3 (Macintosh) or Spool Manager
(Windows).
• Turn off the printer and computer. Make sure the interface cable is securely
plugged in at both ends.
• Make sure the printer has the latest updated firmware (available from
www.epson.com).
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Miscellaneous printing problems (continued)
Problem
Solution
Your print has incorrect
margins.
• Check the page size or paper size settings in your application. Make sure they
are within the printer’s printable area.
• Make sure the Paper Size setting in your printer software is correct for the
paper you’re using.
• Paper is loaded incorrectly. Follow the instructions on page 69 (for roll paper) or
page 77 (for sheets) to reload the paper.
• The PAPER MARGIN (roll paper margin) setting on the control panel is
incorrect. If you’re using roll paper, check the setting for PAPER MARGIN on
the Printer Setting Menu in your SelecType menus. See the Reference Guide
on the CD-ROM that came with your printer for more information.
Your image is inverted.
• Turn off the Flip Horizontal setting in your printer software. See page 99
(Macintosh) or 118 (Windows) in this manual for instructions.
Blank paper is printed.
• Make sure your software is installed correctly and the printer is selected.
• Make sure the Paper Size setting in your printer software is correct for the
paper you’re using.
• Make sure the Paper Source setting in your printer software is correct.
A ruled line on your print
appears to shift.
Align the print head as described on page 135.
Color images print in black
only.
Make sure Color/B&W Photo is selected in your printer software.
The printer continues to
feed paper after you have
cancelled a job.
• Press the Pause button on the printer to stop feeding paper. Then press and
hold the Pause button to reset the printer and clear any print job data in the
printer’s buffer.
• If roll paper is installed, make sure the control paper is set to Roll Auto Cut or
Roll Cutter Off, instead of Sheet.
Roll paper cannot be cut.
• The paper cutter blade may be dull. Follow the instructions on page 153 to
replace the blade.
• The paper may be too thick to cut with the built-in cutter. Cut the paper by hand
with scissors or the optional utility cutter.
• Make sure the Roll Auto Cut light on the control panel is on. Press the Paper
Source button if necessary, and then press the Cut/Eject button.
Streaks or smears appear
on your image
Paper dust and lint may have accumulated in the area near the paper feed roller.
Clean this area with canned air (see page 157).
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Miscellaneous printing problems (continued)
Problem
Solution
Printing is too slow.
• Make sure High Speed is turned on in the Advanced dialog box of your printer
software.
• Choose a lower resolution in your printer software for faster printing.
• Clear space on your hard drive or run a defragmentation utility.
• Don’t run too many applications at the same time.
• Turn off virtual memory.
• Add RAM to your system.
• If you have a Macintosh, turn off background printing. If you want to continue
using background printing, select EPSON Monitor3 and increase its memory
requirements.
• If you’re running Windows and your computer supports ECP or Enhanced
mode and/or DMA transfers, turn them on to speed up printing. See your
computer documentation and page 126 for more information.
Solving Paper Problems
Follow these guidelines when printing:
•
When printing on glossy or semigloss paper, avoid scratching the shiny
coating. Make sure the paper does not rub against the roll paper cover
during loading or printing.
•
Make sure the Media Type and Paper Source settings in the printer
software are correct.
•
Make sure the platen gap setting is correct for the paper or media you’re
printing on. See page 81 for more information.
•
If you’re not using EPSON media, make sure you profile the paper to
adjust its thickness and drying time (see page 85).
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If paper feed or paper jam problems occur frequently, try one or more of the
following solutions:
•
When you’re loading roll paper, make sure you line up the edge with the
vertical row of holes at the printer’s paper exit. Always turn the roll back
to remove the slack. See page 42 for more information.
•
For cut sheet paper, let the printer automatically load your paper so that
it feeds correctly. Follow the instructions on page 77.
•
For posterboard, follow the instructions on page 79 to load the media
correctly.
•
Make sure the paper is not folded, wrinkled, or damp.
•
Make sure the printer’s environment falls within the required
temperature and humidity range.
•
Make sure the paper is not too thick or too thin. See pages 63 and 183
for paper specifications.
•
Make sure no foreign objects are inside the printer.
•
Make sure the printer isn’t located in a brightly lit area. The paper
sensors may not operate correctly.
Solving Roll Paper Feeding Problems
Caution
If your roll paper is curled too tightly and doesn’t feed out of the printer, you
can use the paper guides shown below to help it feed straight (two on the
Stylus Pro 7600 and three on the 9600).
Use the paper guides only
if paper is curled and
doesn’t feed properly.
Otherwise, the paper
guides may mar
your prints.
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•
If you have the paper basket set up in front of the printer, adjust the
paper guides out so they rest on the front of the basket.
•
If you have the paper basket set up below the printer, adjust the paper
guides so that they rest behind the basket.
If your paper is not curled and feeds properly without the guides, it’s a good
idea to remove them (squeeze them inward to detach them). This prevents
your printouts from getting accidentally marred.
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Clearing Paper Jams
When paper gets jammed in the printer, printing stops and you see a PAPER
JAM message on the control panel display. Follow these steps to clear a
paper jam:
1. If roll paper is jammed, open the roll paper cover and cut it by hand
slightly above the paper insertion slot.
Cut paper across here
Caution
2. Push back the paper lever to release the jammed paper.
3. Open the front cover if necessary.
To avoid damaging the
printer, never move the
paper lever while the
Operate or Pause light
is flashing.
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4. Carefully pull down the jammed paper. Be careful not to damage the
print head, in case the carriage has stopped over the paper.
Once the paper is removed, you see the message TURN PRINTER PWR
OFF AND ON on the control panel.
5. Close the front cover, if necessary, then press the Power button to turn
the printer off. Wait a few seconds, then press it again to turn the printer
back on.
6. Make sure the Paper Out light is on and LOAD PAPER is displayed on
the control panel. Then reload your paper.
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Appendix A:
Specifications
Printing
Printing method
7 color EPSON UltraChrome ink or
6 color EPSON Photographic Dye ink
UltraChrome ink model switchable between
three black ink modes:
• Photo Black Mode
• Matte Black Mode
Note
• Dual Matte Black Mode
Additional specifications
are provided in the
Reference Guide included
on the CD-ROM that
came with your printer.
Nozzle configuration
Color and monochrome heads: 96 nozzles × 7
(black 1, black 2, cyan, magenta, yellow, light
cyan, light magenta)
Maximum print speed
190 ft2 per hour
Maximum resolution
2880 × 1440 dpi
Engine reliability
Total print volume
20,000 B0 images (360 × 360 dpi)
Print head life
28 billion dots per nozzle
Periodic maintenance
(pump unit, head
cleaner, cap assembly)
Requires replacement approximately every
2 years based on 25% duty cycle
Cutter blade life
(user replaceable)
Approximately 2,000 B0+ sheets
(EPSON media up to 4.33 mil thick);
approximately 1,000 B0+ film sheets
Print direction
Bidirectional
Control code
EPSON ESC/P® Raster Photographic Driver
Paper feed speed
215 ± 10 milliseconds per 1/6-inch line
Line spacing
1/6 inch or programmable
in 1/1440-inch increments
RAM
32MB (Stylus Pro 7600)
64MB (Stylus Pro 9600)
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Environmental
Operation
Storage
Transit (stored in
shipping container)
Temperature
50 to 95 °F
(10 to 35 °C)
–4 to 104 °F
(–20 to 40 °C)
(1 month at 104 °F)
–4 to 140 °F
(–20 to 60 °C)
(120 hours at 140 °F)
Humidity
(without
condensation)
20 to 80% RH
20 to 85% RH
5 to 85% RH
Dimensions and Weight
Stylus Pro 7600
Stylus Pro 9600
Height
22.0 inches (560 mm)
46.5 inches (1181 mm)
Width
43.3 inches (1100 mm)
63.9 inches (1624 mm)
Depth
22.5 inches (572 mm)
28.2 inches (717 mm)
Weight
96 lb (43.5 kg), without stand
185 lb (84 kg), with stand
Electrical
Specification
Description
Input voltage range
120 V (90 to 132 V) or 220 V (208 to 264 V)
Rated frequency range
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency range
49 to 61 Hz
Rated current
1.0 A at 120 V
0.5 A at 220 V
Power consumption
Stylus Pro 7600:
Approx. 50 W (ISO 10561 letter pattern)
12 W or less in sleep mode
Stylus Pro 9600:
Approx. 55 W (ISO 10561 letter pattern)
12 W or less in sleep mode
Check the label on the back of your printer for voltage information.
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Printer Interfaces
•
USB (1.1 and 2.0 compatible)
•
Parallel (IEEE-1284 ECP Mode)
In addition, a Type-B expansion slot is available for installing one of these
options:
•
Ethernet network card (10/100 Base T)
•
IEEE 1394 (FireWire) card
Safety Approvals
Safety standards
UL 1950, CSA 22.2 No. 950 FDA
EMC
FCC part 15 subpart B, class B, CSA C108.8 class B
Paper
Maximum printable width
24.16 inches (Stylus Pro 7600) or
44.16 inches (Stylus Pro 9600)
Maximum printable length Up to 100 feet (limited by roll length and
software application)
Weight range
12 lb bond up to 1.5 mm posterboard
Roll paper compatibility
Handles both 2- and 3-inch cored media
Maximum roll paper
diameter
4 inches (2-inch core) or
6 inches (3-inch core)
Poor quality paper may reduce print quality and cause paper jams or other
problems. If you encounter problems, switch to a higher grade of paper. Do
not use curled, folded, or deckle-edge paper.
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Printable Area
Note
Minimum margins for roll paper and cut sheets:
0" roll paper
0.12" (3 mm) cut sheets
For more information on
printing without borders,
visit www.epson.com.
Under Drivers & Support,
select Manuals &
Documents. Select your
printer, then select
Product Support
Bulletin.
0"
0"
0" roll paper
0.55" (14 mm) cut sheets
Default roll paper margins are 0.55 inches (14 mm) top and bottom, and
0.12 inches (3 mm) right and left. Using the printer software, you can set
either all the margins, or just the left and right margins, to zero.
BorderFree printing is available for these media widths:
Stylus Pro 7600:
8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 20, and 24 inches
Stylus Pro 9600:
8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 20, 24, 36, and 44 inches
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Ink Cartridges
Lightfastness*
Photographic Dye
Color: up to 26 years (using EPSON ColorLife
paper)
Black and white: Not rated
UltraChrome
Color: up to 100 years
Black and white: over 100 years
Cartridge life
Photographic Dye
2 years from production date
UltraChrome
2 years from production date if unopened; within
6 months after opening package, at 77 °F (25 °C)
Temperature
Storage (uninstalled) –22 to 104 °F (–30 to 40 °C); 1 month at 104 °F
Storage (installed)
–4 to 104 °F (–20 to 40 °C); 1 month at 104 °F
Transit
–22 to 140 °F (–30 to 60 °C);
1 month at 104 °F, 120 hours at 140 °F
Freezing
5 °F (–15 °C); ink thaws and is usable after at
least 3 hours at 77 °F (25 °C)
Capacity
110 ml
220 ml available for Stylus Pro 9600,
UltraChrome ink only
* Preliminary data from Wilhelm Imaging Research, Inc. indicate the
lightfastness of color UltraChrome prints made by the EPSON Stylus Pro 7600
and 9600 printers will be rated up to 100 years under glass on specific EPSON
media. Data indicate the lightfastness of black and white UltraChrome images
printed using the 7-color mode will be rated as greater than 100 years under
glass on specific EPSON media.
Ink lightfastness ratings are based on accelerated testing of prints on specialty
media, displayed indoors, under glass. Actual print stability will vary according
to media, printed image, display conditions, light intensity, humidity, and
atmospheric conditions. EPSON does not guarantee longevity of prints. For
maximum print life, display all prints under glass or lamination or properly store
them. Visit www.wilhelm-research.com for the latest information.
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Index
A
Accessories, 10 to 11
Advanced Photo setting, 94, 111
Aligning print head, 57 to 62,
135 to 140
AppleTalk setting, 51
Auto Cut setting, 91, 115
Auto Rotate setting, 91, 115
Automatic Take-Up Reel, ordering,
10
B
Background printing, Macintosh,
103 to 104
Banding, 169, 170
Basic printing
Macintosh, 90 to 97
Windows, 109 to 113
Basket, paper
cleaning, 157
in front of printer, 82 to 83
under printer, 83
Belt, roll paper, 74
BI-D adjustment, see Aligning print
head
Black ink modes, switching,
146 to 152
Blank pages, 175
Blurry prints, 171
BorderFree printing, 91 to 92,
115 to 116, 184
Buttons, control panel, 166
C
Cable problems, 173, 174
Canceling print jobs
Macintosh, 104, 106
Windows, 122
Cartridges, see Ink cartridges
Chooser, selecting printer, 51
Cleaner (cleaning unit), checking
status, 130 to 131
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Cleaning
paper basket, 157
print head, 54 to 56, 132 to 134
printer, 157
Cleaning button, 133
Color management
Macintosh, 94, 100 to 101
Windows, 118 to 120
Color problems, 169, 170, 175
Color viewing conditions, 101, 119
ColorSync settings, 100 to 101
Component life, checking, 130 to 131
Configuration options
Macintosh, 107 to 108
Windows, 124 to 128
Connecting printer, 45 to 49
Control panel
aligning print head, 57 to 62,
135 to 140
buttons, 166
cleaning print head, 133 to 134
component life, checking,
130 to 131
illustration, 166
ink levels, checking, 130 to 131
lights, 166 to 168
messages, 166 to 168
monitoring printer, 166
status check, printing, 130
CR (carriage) motor, checking status,
130 to 131
Custom paper size, creating, 91, 114
Cut sheet paper
heavy stock, 79 to 81
loading, 77 to 78
printable area, 184
Cut/Eject button, 76
Cutter
cutting paper manually, 76
manual, ordering, 10
replacing blade, 153 to 155
service life, 181
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D
G
Data transfer, optimizing, 126 to 128
Deleting print jobs
Macintosh, 104, 106
Windows, 122
Diagnosing problems, 165
Digital camera correction, 101, 120
Dimensions of printer, 182
DMA transfers, 127
Documentation, how to use, 9
Gamma setting, 101, 119
Graph setting, 94, 111
Guides, paper, 177 to 178
E
EFI RIP software, ordering, 10
Electrical specifications, 182
Energy consumption, 182
ENERGY STAR, 14
Engine reliability, 181
Environmental specifications, 182
EPSON
accessories, 10 to 11
help, 11 to 12
media, 64 to 69
Preferred Protection Plan, 11
Printer Port, 127, 173, 174
Store, 11
Error messages, 166 to 168
Error notification, 107 to 108,
124 to 125
Ethernet interface
card, ordering, 10
system requirements, 13
F
Faint prints, 171
Fiery RIP software, ordering, 10
FireWire
cable requirements, 12, 13
card, ordering, 10
system requirements, 13
Flip Horizontal setting, 99, 118, 175
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H
Head Alignment menu, 57 to 62,
135 to 140
Head unit (print head), checking
status, 130 to 131
Heavy media, cutting, 76
Height of printer, 182
Help, EPSON, 11 to 12
High Speed Copies setting, 108, 127
High Speed setting, 99, 118
Humidity requirements, 182
I
ICM setting, 111, 118
IEEE 1394 card, ordering, 10
Ink
lightfastness, 185
maintenance tank, 130 to 131
monitoring level, 106 to 107,
121 to 126, 130 to 131
waste ink system, 181
Ink cartridges
checking status, 130 to 131
installing in new printer, 38 to 41
ordering, 142
removing for transportation, 159
replacing, 141 to 145
safety instructions, 15 to 16
specifications, 185
switching black ink modes,
146 to 152
Ink Out light(s), 166 to 168
Installing
ink cartridges in new printer,
38 to 41
Macintosh software, 50 to 51
Windows software, 52 to 53
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J
Jams, paper, 179 to 180
L
Layout
Macintosh options, 90 to 91
Windows options, 114 to 115
Lightfastness, 185
Lights, control panel, 166 to 168
Loading
cut sheet paper, 77 to 78
posterboard, 79 to 81
roll paper, 42 to 44
M
Macintosh
advanced print options, 98 to 102
background printing, 103 to 104
basic print options, 93 to 97
color management, 100 to 101
ColorSync settings, 100 to 101
configuration options, 107 to 108
drivers, 89 to 102
layout options, 90 to 91
managing print jobs, 103 to 108
Monitor3, 104 to 105
monitoring printer, 103 to 108
page setup options, 90 to 91
software, installing, 50 to 51
software, uninstalling, 162
Status Monitor, 106 to 107
system requirements, 12
Utility menu, 106 to 107
Maintenance, 129 to 157
Maintenance tank
ordering, 11
replacing, 155 to 156
Manual cutter, ordering, 10
Manuals, how to use, 9
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Margins
incorrect, 175
minimum, 184
printing without, 91 to 92,
115 to 116
Mechanical specifications, 182
Media, 96 to 97, 112 to 113
Media type setting, 96 to 97,
112 to 113
Memory
problems, 174
specifications, 181
Messages, error, 166 to 168
Metamerism, 101, 119
MicroWeave setting, 99, 118
Monitor3, 104 to 105
Monitoring printer
control panel, 166
Macintosh, 103 to 108
Windows, 121 to 125
Motors, checking status, 130 to 131
Moving printer, 158 to 162
N
Nozzle Check utility, 54 to 56
O
Optimizing data transfer, 126 to 128
Options, 10 to 11
P
Page Line setting, 76, 91, 115
Page setup options, Macintosh,
90 to 91
Paper
attaching to spindle, 70 to 71
configuration settings, 102, 120,
171
custom settings, 84 to 87
custom size, creating, 91, 114
cut sheet, 77 to 81
EPSON, 64 to 69
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Paper (continued)
handling, 63 to 87
heavy stock, 79 to 81
jams, 179 to 180
loading sheets, 77 to 78
non-EPSON, 84 to 87
options, Macintosh, 90 to 91
options, Windows, 114 to 115
ordering, 64 to 67
printable area, 184
problems, 176 to 180
removing from spindle, 74
roll, 69 to 77
specifications, 183
suction, 102, 120
trim lines, 76 to 77, 91, 115
Paper Config. menu, 84, 85, 86
Paper cutter
replacing blade, 153 to 155
service life, 181
Paper feed speed, 181
Paper guides, 177 to 178
Paper Out light, 166 to 168
Paper Size setting, 91, 114, 175
Paper Source setting, 90, 114, 175
Parallel interface
cable requirements, 13
connecting to port, 47
optimizing speed, 126 to 128
problems, 173, 174
Pause light, 166 to 168
Pausing print jobs
Macintosh, 104
Windows, 122
PF (paper feed) motor, checking
status, 130 to 131
PhotoEnhance4, 100, 101, 102, 118,
120
Photographic Dye ink cartridges, 142
Photo-realistic setting, 101, 119
Platen gap setting, 171
Posterboard, 79 to 81
Power consumption, 182
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Print head
aligning, 57 to 62, 135 to 140
checking status, 54 to 56,
130 to 131, 132 to 134
cleaning, 54 to 56, 132 to 134
service life, 181
Print jobs
canceling, 104, 106, 122
custom settings, 111
managing, 103 to 108, 121 to 126
pausing, 104, 122
Print quality, 98, 117, 169 to 171
Print speed, 181
Print time, setting, 103 to 105
Printer
assembly, 17 to 37
checking status, 106 to 108,
122 to 126, 130
cleaning, 157
connecting to computer, 45 to 49
dimensions, 182
maintaining, 129 to 157
monitoring, 103 to 108,
121 to 125, 166
motors, checking status,
130 to 131
moving, 158 to 162
Port, EPSON, 127, 173, 174
posterboard, loading, 79 to 81
setting up, 17 to 37
software, installing, 50 to 53
software, uninstalling, 162 to 163
specifications, 181 to 182
stand, optional, 10
status check, 130 to 131
storing, 158 to 160
total print volume, 181
transporting, 158 to 162
turning off, 14
weight, 182
Printer Setting menu, 76, 81
Index | 191
Problems
banding, 169, 170
blank paper, 175
blurry prints, 171
cable, 173, 174
color, 169, 170, 175
diagnosing, 165
faint prints, 171
garbled characters, 174
inverted image, 175
margin, 175
memory, 174
misalignment, 169, 170
nothing prints, 173 to 174
operational, 173 to 174
paper, 176 to 180
paper feeding, 175, 177 to 178
paper jams, 179 to 180
print quality, 169 to 171
printer driver, 173 to 175
printing stops, 173
roll paper cannot be cut, 175
slow printing, 176
smeared prints, 175
Progress Meter, 121, 127
R
RAM, see Memory
Registering non-EPSON media,
84 to 87
Requirements, system, 12 to 13
Resolution
Macintosh, 98
maximum, 181
Windows, 117
RIP software, ordering, 10
Roll paper
attaching to spindle, 70 to 71
Auto Cut, 91, 115
Auto Rotate, 91, 115
belt, 74
cannot be cut, 175
cutting manually, 76
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Roll paper (continued)
feed problems, 177 to 178
loading, 42 to 44
Page Line setting, 76, 91, 115
printable area, 184
removing from spindle, 74
Save Roll Paper setting, 91, 115
settings, Macintosh, 91
settings, Windows, 115
trim lines, 76 to 77, 91, 115
S
Safety
approvals, 183
instructions, 14 to 16
Saturation setting, 102
Save Roll Paper setting, 91, 115
SelecType menus
Cutter Replace, 153
Head Alignment, 57 to 62,
135 to 140
Paper Profile, 84 to 87
Printer Setting, 76, 81
Test Print, 130
Slow printing, 176
Software
installing, 50 to 53
uninstalling, 162 to 163
Specifications
electrical, 182
environmental, 182
ink cartridges, 185
mechanical, 182
paper, 183
printable area, 184
printer, 181 to 182
Speed and Progress utility, 126 to 128
Spindle
ordering, 10
removing roll paper, 74
Spool folders, 107 to 108, 127
Spool Manager, 122
sRGB setting, 111, 118
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Stand, optional printer, 10
Status Monitor
Macintosh, 106 to 107
Windows, 122 to 124
Storing printer, 158 to 160
Suction, 102, 120
Support, EPSON, 11 to 12
System requirements, 12 to 13
T
Technical support, 11 to 12
Temperature requirements, 182
Test Print menu, 130
Text/Graph setting, 94, 111
Transporting printer, 158 to 162
Trim lines, printing
control panel, 76 to 77
Macintosh, 91
Windows, 115
Troubleshooting, 165 to 180
U
UltraChrome ink cartridges, 142
UNI-D adjustment, see Aligning print
head
Uninstalling software, 162 to 163
Unit ID number, 11
USB
cable requirements, 12, 13
driver, uninstalling, 163
User-defined paper size, 114
Utility cutter, ordering, 10
Utility menu
Macintosh, 106 to 107
Windows, 123
V
Vivid setting, 101, 119
-192
W
Waste ink system, 130 to 131,
155 to 156, 181
Weight of printer, 182
Width of printer, 182
Windows
advanced print options, 117 to 120
basic print options, 109 to 113
color management, 118 to 120
custom print job settings, 111
drivers, 109 to 120
layout options, 114 to 115
managing print jobs, 121 to 122
monitoring preferences, setting,
124 to 126
optimizing print speed, 126 to 128
printer status, checking,
122 to 124
software, installing, 52 to 53
software, uninstalling, 163
Speed and Progress utility,
126 to 128
status alerts, 125
Status Monitor 3, 122 to 124
system requirements, 13
user-defined paper size, 114
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