Epson Stylus Pro 10600 - Archival Ink Specifications

EPSON Stylus Pro 10600
Printer Parts
Printer Specifications
Paper set lever
Mounting
brackets
Roll paper
spindles
Roll paper cover
Printing
Ink types
Control
panel
6 color EPSON® Photographic Dye™ ink,
Archival™ ink, or UltraChrome™ ink
UltraChrome ink model switchable
between two ink modes:
❏ Photo Black (uses Photo Black ink
cartridge)
❏ Matte Black (uses Matte Black ink
cartridge)
Lower
cover
Ink cartridge
compartment
Paper
basket
Nozzle
configuration
180 nozzles × 6 (black, cyan, magenta,
yellow, light cyan, light magenta)
Resolution
Maximum 1440 dpi × 720 dpi
Print direction
Bidirectional/unidirectional
Control code
ESC/P3® Raster Photographic Driver
Line spacing
1/6 inch (default), programmable in
1/720-inch increments
Paper feed speed 215 ± 10 milliseconds per 1/6-inch line
RAM
128MB (fixed)
Engine Reliability
AC inlet
Total print
volume
20,000 B0 images (720 × 360 dpi,
bidirectional), or 4.8 million print head
passes, before required maintenance
Print head life
28 billion dots per nozzle
Periodic
maintenance
Waste ink tank, pump unit, flushing box,
head cleaner, cap assembly; require
replacement approximately twice during
printer life
Cutter blade life Approximately 2000 B0+ sheets (EPSON
media up to 4.33 mil thick)
Ethernet port
FireWire port (×2)
USB port
Parallel port
Port for optional Automatic
Take-up Reel
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Electrical
Environmental
Specification
120V Model
220−240V Model
Input voltage range
90 to 132V
Rated frequency range
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency range
49 to 61 Hz
Rated current
1.4 A
Power consumption
Approx. 131 W (ISO 10561 Letter Pattern)
30 W or less in sleep mode
Temperature
Operation: 50 to 95 °F (10 to 35 °C)
–4 to 104 °F (–20 to 40 °C)
Storage:
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
Transit
–4 to 140 °F (–20 to 60 °C),
stored in shipping container
120 hours at 140 °F (60 °C)
Humidity
(without
condensation)
Operation: 20 to 80% RH
Storage:
20 to 85% RH
Transit
5 to 85% RH (stored in
shipping container)
198 to 264V
0.7 A
Mechanical
Dimensions
Width: 73.4 inches (1865 mm)
Depth: 28.0 inches (710 mm)
Height: 48.2 inches (1225 mm)
Weight
284 lb (129 kg) with stand
Safety Approvals
Safety standards UL 1950, CSA C22.2 No. 950 FDA
Paper
EMC
The allowable paper dimensions are shown below:
FCC part 15 subpart B, class A,
CSA C108.8 class A
Roll paper
Cut sheets
Ink Cartridges
Size
8.3 to 44 in. wide
(210 to 1118 mm)
8.5 × 11 in. up to 44 in.
wide
Cartridge life:
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)
UltraChrome and Archival ink
2 years from production date if unopened;
within 6 months after opening package, at
77 °F (25 °C)
Temperature:
Notes:
❏
Poor quality paper may reduce print quality and cause paper jams
and other problems. If you encounter problems, switch to a
higher grade of paper.
❏
Do not use curled, folded, or deckle-edge paper.
❏
Depending on the media, best feed and print quality are
guaranteed on EPSON paper with thicknesses of 3.15 to 4.33 mil
(0.08 to 0.11 mm), 64 to 90 gsm.
❏
Storage (uninstalled):
–22 to 104 °F (–30 to 40
°C); 1 month at 104
°F (40 °C)
Storage (installed):
–4 to 104 °F (–20 to 40 °C); 1 month at 104
°F (40 °C)
Transit:
–22 to 140 °F (–30 to 60 °C); 1 month at 104
°F (40 °C), 120 hours at 140 °F (60 °C)
For best results, use paper under the following conditions:
Temperature: 59 to 77 °F (15 to 25 °C)
Humidity:
40 to 60% RH
Freezing:
14 °F (–10 °C); ink thaws and is usable after
at least 3 hours at 77 °F (25 °C)
Capacity
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Photographic Dye ink
2 years from production date
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500 ml
EPSON Stylus Pro 10600
Use the cartridges listed below before the expiration date on
the package.
Drivers
Macintosh® System 8.5.1 through 9.x (OS X clients
supported via RIP, available from the EPSON web site for
download), Windows® 95, Windows 98, Windows 2000,
Windows Me, Windows XP, and Windows NT® 4.0. Raster
drivers are standard. For Adobe® PostScript® support, use the
optional EFI® Fiery® Spark Professional 2.0 Software RIP or a
third-party software solution.
❏ Photographic Dye users:
❏ USB (1.1 compatible); recommended cable length less than
6 feet (2 meters)
❏ Parallel (IEEE-1284 ECP mode)
❏ Ethernet network port (10/100 BaseT)
The following connections are supported for each operating
system:
Connection
Win
95
Win
98
Win
NT 4.0
Win
2000
Win
Me
Win
XP
Parallel
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X*
X
X
FireWire
*
Light cyan
T504201
Cyan
T502201
Light magenta
T503201
Magenta
T501201
Yellow
T500201
T516201
X
Black
T511201
Light cyan
Cyan
T514201
Light magenta T515201
Magenta
T513201
Yellow
T512201
Photo Black T549100
Light cyan
T549500
Matte Black T549800
Light magenta T549600
Cyan
T549200
Yellow
Magenta
T549300
❏ UltraChrome ink users: *
❏ IEEE 1394 (FireWire®) port
Ethernet
T499201
❏ Archival ink users:
Interfaces
USB
Black
Mac
*
X
T549400
Your UltraChrome printer uses one of two black ink cartridges (Matte
Black or Photo Black). Unless you are switching between black ink
types (see page 11), use the same type as is currently installed. If you
install an incorrect cartridge, you will see an error message.
Accessories
Supported on pre-installed operating systems (not upgraded from
earlier versions of Windows).
In addition, Macintosh OS X supports USB and Ethernet
when running applications in Classic mode.
Part
Part number
EFI Fiery Spark Professional 2.0 Software RIP
C842912
Automatic Take-Up Reel System
C12C815251
Replacement 44-inch Take-up Reel Core
C815121
Paper Feed Spindle (Normal Tension) — 2-inch
C811133
Paper Feed Spindle (High Tension) — 2-inch
C811134
Paper Feed Spindle (High Tension) — 3-inch
C811122
The printer’s first ink cartridges determine the type of ink the
printer uses for the lifetime of the unit:
Replacement Printer Cutter Blade*
C12C815271
Manual Media Cutting System**
C815182
❏ Photographic Dye ink
Replacement Manual Cutter Blade (for Manual
Media Cutting System)
C815192
Consumables and Accessories
Ink Cartridges
❏ Archival ink
*
❏ UltraChrome ink
Replaces the blade for the printer’s built-in cutter.
** Designed for use with heavy media, which can damage the printer’s
built-in cutter.
Be sure to replace the cartridges with the same type as are
already installed, or you will see an error message and the
printer won’t work until you insert the correct cartridges.
If the printer uses UltraChrome ink, the user must decide
which type of black ink to install during initial setup (Matte
Black or Photo Black). Once installed, the user can switch
between black inks only by following the special procedure
described on page 11.
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EPSON Paper and Other Media
test samples before purchasing large quantities or running
large print jobs.
The following table lists many kinds of EPSON media
available for your printer, and recommends specific papers for
your printer’s ink type (Photographic Dye, Archival ink, or
UltraChrome ink).
Check the EPSON Pro Graphics web site (http://
prographics.epson.com) for additional media that may
become available.
In some cases, a different paper may be a better match for your
needs, depending on the effect you want to achieve. Always
EPSON papers for the Stylus Pro 10600
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
44-inch roll: S041463
36-inch roll: S041462
24-inch roll: S041461
20-inch roll: S041645
13-inch roll: S041409
10-inch roll: S041644
8.3-inch roll: S041408
8.5" × 11": S041405
11.7" × 16.5" (A3): 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
—
44-inch roll: SP91002
36-inch roll: SP91001
24-inch roll: SP91021
—
44-inch roll: SP91004
36-inch roll: SP91003
24-inch roll: SP91022
—
Premium Luster Photo Paper*
Photo Glossy Paper
Photo Semigloss Paper
Photo Paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
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Compatible ink
UltraChrome ink
Sheet sizes
Archival ink
Roll sizes
Photographic Dye
Paper type
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
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
✓
11" × 17": S041070
13" × 19": S041069
16.5" × 23.4": S041079
17" × 22": S041171
16.5" × 49.21' (Banner):
S041102
✓
EPSON Stylus Pro 10600
EPSON papers for the Stylus Pro 10600 (continued)
ColorLife™ Photo Paper Semigloss*
24-inch roll: S041664
44-inch roll: S041666
—
Presentation Matte Paper
44-inch roll: S041220
36-inch roll: S041221
24-inch roll: S041295
—
44-inch roll: S041387
36-inch roll: S041386
24-inch roll: S041385
—
24-inch roll: S041595
36-inch roll: S041596
44-inch roll: S041597
8.5" × 11": S041341
11.7" × 16.5": S041343
13" × 19": S041339
—
8.5" × 11": S041257
11.7" × 16.5": S041260
13" × 19": S041263
Compatible ink
Doubleweight Matte Paper
Enhanced Matte Paper*
Matte Paper Heavyweight
✓
—
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
—
13" × 19": S041203
✓
13" × 19": S041160
✓
Glossy Paper Photo Weight
44-inch roll: S041389
22-inch roll: S041388
13" × 19": S041456
Glossy Paper Heavyweight
44-inch roll: S041226
36-inch roll: S041227
24-inch roll: S041291
—
44-inch roll: S041228
36-inch roll: S041229
24-inch roll: S041292
—
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
✓
44-inch roll: S041484
36-inch roll: S041483
24-inch roll: S041482
—
✓
✓
DuPont/EPSON Commercial Glossy Proofing Paper
Photo Quality Glossy Film
✓
✓
DuPont®/EPSON Commercial Matte Proofing Paper
Backlight Film
✓
✓
✓
Enhanced Matte Posterboard
Semigloss Paper Heavyweight
UltraChrome ink
Sheet sizes
Archival ink
Roll sizes
Photographic Dye
Paper type
✓
8.5" × 11": S041072
11" × 17": S041075
13" × 19": S041074
✓
✓
Posterboard Semigloss
—
20.25" × 28.75": S041237
28" × 40": S041236
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
✓
✓
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Roll sizes
Sheet sizes
UltraChrome ink
Compatible ink
Smooth Fine Art Paper*
44-inch roll: S041433
36-inch roll: S041432
24-inch roll: S041431
24" × 30": S041434
36" × 44": S041435
✓
✓
44-inch roll: S041449
36-inch roll: S041448
24-inch roll: S041447
24" × 30": S041450
36" × 44": S041451
✓
✓
44-inch roll: S041401
36-inch roll: S041400
24-inch roll: S041399
—
✓
✓
44-inch roll: S041404
36-inch roll: S041403
24-inch roll: S041619
—
✓
✓
44-inch roll: S041438
36-inch roll: S041437
24-inch roll: S041436
—
✓
✓
44-inch roll: S041533
36-inch roll: S041532
24-inch roll: S041531
—
✓
✓
44-inch roll: S041496
36-inch roll: S041495
24-inch roll: S041494
—
✓
✓
—
13" × 19": S041351
✓
✓
Photographic Dye
Paper type
Archival ink
EPSON papers for the Stylus Pro 10600 (continued)
Textured Fine Art Paper*
Synthetic Paper**
Adhesive Synthetic Paper**
Adhesive Vinyl
Canvas
Tyvek® Brillion™
Watercolor Paper-Radiant White*
*
Requires optional 3-inch high-tension spindle
** Requires optional 2-inch high-tension spindle
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Settings for Archival ink (continued)
Selecting Media Type Settings
The following tables list recommended Media Type settings,
depending on the type of ink installed in the printer
(Photographic Dye, Archival, or UltraChrome ink).
In some cases, a different setting may work better, depending
on the effects the user wants to achieve. Before printing on
unfamiliar paper, it’s best to experiment with various settings
to determine which one works best.
After selecting the best Media Type setting, the user can finetune how the image is printed using the Paper Configuration
menu. See the Printer Guide for details.
Settings for Photographic Dye
Paper type
Media Type setting
Glossy Paper - Photo Weight
GLOSSY PAPER - PHOTO WEIGHT
Backlight Film
BACKLIGHT FILM
EPSON Velvet Fine Art Paper
SMOOTH FINE ART PAPER
Somerset Velvet for EPSON Fine
Art Paper
PHOTO SEMIGLOSS PAPER
Smooth Fine Art Paper
SMOOTH FINE ART PAPER
Textured Fine Art Paper
TEXTURED FINE ART PAPER
Synthetic Paper
SYNTHETIC PAPER
Adhesive Synthetic Paper
ADHESIVE SYNTHETIC PAPER
Adhesive Vinyl
ADHESIVE VINYL
Canvas
CANVAS
Tyvek Brillion
TYVEK BRILLION
Watercolor PaperRadiant White
WATERCOLOR PAPERRADIANT WHITE
Product name
Media Type setting
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
(250)
PHOTO GLOSSY PAPER
Premium Luster Photo Paper
PREMIUM LUSTER PHOTO PAPER
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
PHOTO SEMIGLOSS PAPER
Paper type
Media Type setting
Premium Semimatte Photo Paper
(250)
PREMIUM LUSTER PHOTO PAPER
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
(250)
PREMIUM GLOSSY PHOTO
PAPER (250)
Photo Glossy Paper
PHOTO GLOSSY PAPER
Premium Luster Photo Paper
PREMIUM LUSTER PHOTO PAPER
Photo Semigloss Paper
PHOTO SEMIGLOSS PAPER
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
PREMIUM SEMIGLOSS PHOTO
PAPER
Settings for UltraChrome ink *
Photo Paper
PHOTO PAPER
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
PHOTO QUALITY INK JET PAPER
Premium Semimatte Photo Paper
(250)
PREMIUM SEMIMATTE PHOTO
PAPER (250)
ColorLife Photo Paper Semigloss
COLORLIFE PHOTO PAPER
SEMIGLOSS
Photo Glossy Paper
PHOTO GLOSSY PAPER
Presentation Matte Paper
PRESENTATION MATTE PAPER
Photo Semigloss Paper
PHOTO SEMIGLOSS PAPER
Doubleweight Matte Paper
PHOTO QUALITY INK JET PAPER
Doubleweight Matte Paper
DOUBLEWEIGHT MATTE PAPER
Enhanced Matte Paper
ENHANCED MATTE PAPER
Enhanced Matte Posterboard
ENHANCED MATTE
POSTERBOARD
Matte Paper Heavyweight
PRESENTATION MATTE PAPER
EPSON Proofing Paper
Commercial Semimatte
PHOTO SEMIGLOSS PAPER
Glossy Paper Heavyweight
PHOTO PAPER
EPSON Proofing Paper
Commercial Semimatte
PHOTO SEMIGLOSS PAPER
Semigloss Paper Heavyweight
PHOTO SEMIGLOSS PAPER
Glossy Paper - Photo Weight
GLOSSY PAPER - PHOTO WEIGHT
Backlight Film
PHOTO SEMIGLOSS PAPER
Backlight Film
BACKLIGHT FILM
Photo Quality Glossy Film
GLOSSY FILM
EPSON Velvet Fine Art Paper
SMOOTH FINE ART PAPER
Posterboard Semigloss
PHOTO SEMIGLOSS PAPER
Somerset Velvet for EPSON Fine
Art Paper
ENHANCED MATTE PAPER (roll) or
ENHANCED MATTE
POSTERBOARD (sheet)
Settings for Archival ink
Paper type
Media Type setting
Premium Luster Photo Paper
PREMIUM LUSTER PHOTO PAPER
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
(250)
PREMIUM GLOSSY PHOTO PAPER
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
PREMIUM SEMIGLOSS PHOTO
PAPER
Photo Glossy Paper
PHOTO GLOSSY PAPER
Photo Semigloss Paper
PHOTO SEMIGLOSS PAPER
Doubleweight Matte Paper
DOUBLEWEIGHT MATTE PAPER
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
Canvas
CANVAS
*
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Some of these settings are available only when the appropriate black
ink mode is being used (see page 11).
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Control Panel
The control panel includes various lights and a display to
indicate the status of the printer:
When your ink or paper runs out or a problem occurs, a
message appears on the display. The lights on the control
panel come on or flash. The following table lists the messages
and includes an explanation and instructions for correcting
the problem.
Display
Error messages
Message
Light
Explanation
Response
INK LOW
Ink Out light(s)
flashing
Ink cartridge(s) are nearly empty
(printing continues).
Replace ink cartridge(s) indicated by Ink Out light(s). See page 10
for instructions.
INK OUT
Ink Out light(s) on
Ink cartridge(s) are empty
(printing stops).
Replace the ink cartridge(s) indicated by Ink Out light(s). See page
10 for instructions.
NO INK CARTRIDGE
Ink Out light(s) on
Ink cartridge(s) not installed.
Install ink cartridges as indicated by the lights. Make sure you
install the correct Photographic Dye, Archival ink, or UltraChrome
ink cartridges. See page 10 for instructions.
WRONG 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 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.
FRONT COVER OPEN
Pause light on
Lower cover is open.
Close the lower cover.
INK COVER OPEN
Pause light on
You are replacing the ink
cartridge(s) and the ink
compartment cover is open.
Close the ink compartment cover when you are finished replacing
the ink cartridge(s).
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.
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 and reload it.
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 was 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.
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Error messages (continued)
Message
Light
Explanation
Response
RELOAD PAPER
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 fully ejected.
Cut the paper at the paper insertion slot, then reload paper.
PAPER NOT CUT error was
cleared.
Reload paper.
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.
NOZZLE CHECK ERROR
—
The nozzle check pattern did not
print correctly.
Press and hold the Cleaning button on the control panel for at
least 3 seconds to begin cleaning the print head.
COMMAND ERROR
—
You’re using the wrong printer
driver.
Make sure you installed the correct driver for your printer:
Stylus Pro 10600DYE driver for Photographic Dye
Stylus Pro 106000CF driver for Archival ink
Stylus Pro 10600UC driver for UltraChrome ink
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.
MAINTENANCE REQ.
—
A printer part will need to be
replaced soon.
Note the error number and contact EPSON.
MAINTENANCE REQ
0100
—
The waste ink system is almost
full.
Call an authorized EPSON servicer to schedule replacement of
the waste ink system.
SERVICE REQ.
All lights flashing
An error has occurred.
Note the error number, and turn the printer off and then on. If the
message remains, contact EPSON.
SERVICE REQ. 00000100
All lights flashing
The waste ink system is full.
Contact EPSON to have the waste ink system replaced.
Printing a Status Check
The status check shows the amount of ink remaining in each
cartridge, the page count, and the status of various printer
parts.
3. Press the Item button until your see STATUS
CHECK=PRINT.
4. Press the Enter button. The status check sheet prints.
NOTE: The user can replace the ink cartridges and cutter blade. Other
parts need to be replaced by an authorized EPSON service technician.
The amount of ink left or the component life is indicated as
follows:
Follow these steps to print the status check:
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)
1. Load a sheet of letter-size paper in the printer. (You can
print on roll paper, but you will use more paper.)
2. Press the SelecType button on the control panel until you
see TEST PRINT MENU on the display.
5. Press the SelecType button to exit the Test Print menu.
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3. Locate the slot containing the empty ink cartridge
(corresponding to the INK OUT light). Press down on the
top of the clamp and pull it forward.
Replacing Ink Cartridges
See page 3 for ink cartridge part numbers.
Checking Ink Levels
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.
4. Carefully pull the empty cartridge straight out of the
printer.
Ink Out
lights
When the light stays on and INK OUT is displayed, the
cartridge is empty. You must replace it before you can
continue printing.
Replacing a Cartridge
Before you start, make sure the printer is turned on. Then
follow these steps:
1. Note the color of the Ink Out light that is on or flashing.
This is the cartridge that you need to replace.
2. Push the indentation on the ink compartment cover to
release the lock and open the cover. INK COMPART. OPEN
appears on the display.
5. Make sure the replacement cartridge is the correct color,
and remove it from its package.
If you’re using Archival ink or UltraChrome ink, shake the
cartridge gently before installing it.
6. Hold the ink cartridge with the arrow mark on the left side
and pointing toward the printer. Then insert the ink
cartridge into the slot. Don’t force the cartridge.
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Replacing the Black Ink Cartridge
Before starting, make sure you have:
❏ the draining cartridge that came with your printer
❏ the replacement black ink cartridge you plan to install
Follow these steps to switch black ink modes:
1. Turn on the printer and wait until READY is displayed on
the control panel.
2. Make sure that no Ink Out lights are on or flashing. If any
cartridges are low on ink, you have to replace them first.
3. Press the SelecType button until MAINTENANCE MENU
is displayed on the control panel.
7. Push the cartridge clamp back up. Make sure the
corresponding Ink Out light goes off. Then close the ink
compartment cover.
4. Press the Item button until you see BK INK
CHANGE=EXEC, then press Enter.
The control panel displays OPEN INK COVER.
5. Open the ink compartment cover and remove the black ink
cartridge. (Press down on the top of the cartridge clamp to
release it, then pull out the cartridge.)
6. Insert the draining cartridge into the black ink slot. Close
the ink cartridge clamp, then close the cover.
Switching Between Black Ink Modes
The printer begins draining the ink, and you see a message
on the control panel indicating the progress.
If your printer uses EPSON UltraChrome ink, you can switch
between black ink modes to optimize your black ink density:
7. Once draining is complete, you see the message OPEN INK
COVER. Open the ink compartment cover and remove the
draining cartridge.
Black ink modes
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, or
Premium Semimatte Photo Paper.
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.
8. When you see the message INSERT BK INK on the control
panel, insert the new (replacement) black ink cartridge.
Then close the ink compartment cover.
You see a message on the control panel indicating the
progress of the black ink charging. When done, K: EPSON
GENUINE INK is displayed.
Continue on to the next section to update your printer
driver software.
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2. If necessary, set the information manually. Click the Utility
tab, then click the Printer and Option Information
button. Select the appropriate ink cartridge option, as
shown below.
Updating the Driver
Once you have switched black ink cartridges, 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. Click the printer icon and port, as shown.
Click
here . . .
3. Click OK to exit the printer software. This completes the
black ink replacement.
then
here
Close when done
Improving Print Quality
3. Close the Chooser. This completes the black ink
replacement.
Banding and incorrect or missing colors can be caused by
several problems, such as clogged print head nozzles or a
misaligned print head. Poor print quality can also be caused
by using a paper that is not defined in the EPSON printer
driver or in a third-party RIP.
Windows Users
1. Click the Main tab in your printer software and make sure
the correct ink cartridge information is displayed, as shown
below.
Here are some common solutions for print quality problems:
❏ Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle. See page 13 for
instructions.
❏ Align the print head, as described on page 14.
❏ To eliminate banding, choose 1440 dpi as your resolution.
❏ If you’re using cut sheet media, make sure the printable side
(usually the whiter side) is face up.
❏ Check the Ink Out lights to see if you are low on ink.
Replace any low ink cartridges, as described on page 10.
❏ Make sure the Media Type setting is correct for the media
you’re printing on.
❏ Deselect the High Speed setting (for bi-directional
printing) in your printer driver software.
Check black ink
cartridge information
here
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If your paper type is not defined in your printer software, or if
you’re using non-EPSON media, you can use the printer’s
Paper Configuration menu to create a custom paper type. You
can access these settings using the SelecType button on the
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If any dots are out of place or missing from the pattern, as
shown below, clean the print head as described in the next
section.
printer’s control panel or (if your printer uses UltraChrome
ink) from the EPSON printer driver software:
❏ Change the Paper Feed Adjustment to reduce banding.
❏ Decrease the Paper Suction level if you’re printing on thin
paper that’s getting saturated with ink.
❏ If printing occurs faster than your computer can send data,
the printer may pause, letting ink dry and causing a
discolored band when the job resumes. Increase the Drying
Time to ensure that ink blends more smoothly.
Cleaning the Print Head
Follow these steps to run the cleaning cycle:
❏ Decrease the ink saturation level using the Color Density
setting (UltraChrome printers only).
1. Make sure that all of the H Ink Out lights on the printer’s
control panel are off.
❏ If your paper is of unusual thickness, reset the platen gap
and profile your paper’s thickness; if you have an
UltraChrome printer and you know the paper’s thickness,
you can enter it directly from the EPSON printer driver.
If an H Ink Out light is flashing or on, you need to replace
the corresponding ink cartridge instead.
2. 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.
For additional guidelines, see the Printer Guide or technical
support bulletins posted on the EPSON web site.
3. When the Pause light goes off, print the nozzle check
pattern again to confirm that the head is clean.
Running a Nozzle Check and Cleaning
Cycle
You may need to run the cleaning cycle several times until
the nozzle check pattern is okay. For effective cleaning,
always print a nozzle check pattern between cycles.
If your printed image is unexpectedly light or faint, has
horizontal bands, shows incorrect colors, or is missing dots,
you may need to run a cleaning cycle. This unclogs the print
head nozzles so they can deliver ink properly.
If the lines in the pattern are still broken after several
cleaning cycles, or if any dots remain out of place, turn the
printer off and leave it overnight, then clean the print head
again the following morning. If you still see no
improvement, try an SSCL cleaning cycle as described
below (Archival and UltraChrome ink printers only).
The cleaning cycle uses ink, so you should run it only if print
quality declines. To determine if a cleaning cycle is needed,
print a nozzle check (below). You should also print a nozzle
check after cleaning to see if the cleaning was successful.
Performing an SSCL Cleaning Cycle
Printing a Nozzle Check Pattern
The SSCL cleaning cycle is available on Archival and
UltraChrome ink printers only. It performs a more intensive
cleaning than the standard cleaning cycle. In most cases, you
won’t have to use it. Before performing an SSCL cleaning,
make sure you have already run the standard cleaning as
described above to determine that the SSCL cleaning is really
needed.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and
letter-size paper is loaded. (You can use either plain paper or
coated ink jet paper. If you use roll paper or larger-size
sheets, you will use extra paper.)
2. Press the SelecType button on the control panel until you
see TEST PRINT MENU on the display.
1. Make sure all of the H Ink Out lights on the printer’s control
panel are off.
3. Press the Item button. You see NOZZLE CHECK=PRINT.
4. Press the Enter button. The nozzle check prints as shown.
If an H Ink Out light is flashing or on, you need to replace
the corresponding ink cartridge.
If the lines in the check pattern are complete, with no gaps
or misplaced dots, the print head doesn’t need cleaning.
(You may need to use an eye loupe to check the pattern.)
2. Turn off the printer.
3. Hold down the Pause button while pressing the P Power
button to turn on the printer.
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7. Press the Enter button to print the alignment pattern.
4. Examine the last nozzle check pattern you printed to
identify which color ink nozzles need cleaning. Then press
the Item button until you see the SSCL option for the color
ink nozzle(s) you need to clean:
SSCL B/C=EXEC
8. Examine the first row (marked #1 C). You see a series of
patterns similar to the one below across the width of the
paper. Use an eye loupe to determine which line is the best.
(Each line is composed of two overlapping colors. Look for
the line in which the colors overlap the most evenly. In the
example below, number 8 is the best line.)
to clean the black and cyan nozzles
SSCL LM/LC=EXEC to clean the light magenta and light cyan nozzles
SSCL M/Y=EXEC
to clean the magenta and yellow nozzles
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15
5. Press Enter. Cleaning takes about 15 minutes to complete.
6. When the cleaning is complete, press the P Power button
to turn off the printer. Then turn the power back on and
perform a nozzle check (page 13) to verify that the nozzles
are clean. You may have to repeat the SSCL cleaning cycle
to fully solve the problem.
If after repeated cleanings the same color nozzles continue
to be clogged, the print head may need replacement.
Contact EPSON for assistance.
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7
8
9
10
Best line
9. Look at the other patterns in the first row to see if the same
number is consistently the best line. If not, determine which
number is generally the best.
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.
Ideally, number 8 (±1) should be the best line in all of the
printed patterns in all rows. If it is, you can press Pause to
exit the adjustment early.
If you haven’t already done so, it’s a good idea to run a nozzle
check before aligning the print head (page 13). This ensures
that the print head alignment patterns print correctly.
10. Check the control panel display. It shows #1 C=8, which
means that number 8 is the current setting for row #1 C. If
you need to change the setting, use the + or – button to
select the best line for that row. Then press the Enter button
to register the setting.
1. Turn on the printer.
11. Repeat step 8 through 10 for each additional row.
2. Load 44-inch wide roll paper in the printer. Use coated ink
jet paper, such as the roll of Doubleweight Matte Paper that
came with the printer. For best results, use the paper you’ll
be printing on to perform the alignment—especially if it’s
non-EPSON paper or of unusual thickness.
12. When done, press the Pause button to exit the alignment.
13. If you had to make changes to any of the settings, you
should reprint the alignment pattern to verify that
number 8 (±1) shows the best line in all rows. You may have
to repeat the adjustment more than once for best results.
3. Press the SelecType button until HEAD ALIGNMENT
MENU is displayed.
14. When done performing the adjustment in Uni-D (unidirectional) mode, as described above, you should repeat it
in Bi-D mode (select ALIGNMENT=Bi-D ALL). The
process is the same, but the printed pattern is different:
4. Press the Item button. PAPER THICK=STD appears on the
display.
If you’re using EPSON paper, leave this setting on STD.
If you’re using other media, enter the thickness of the paper
(up to 1.6 mm) in 0.1-mm increments by pressing the + or
– button.
Best choice
5. Press the Enter button. You see ALIGNMENT=Bi-D LC on
the display.
To select the best pattern, use an eye loupe to determine
which block has the smallest gaps. In the example shown
above, number 8 has the smallest gaps.
6. Press the + button so that ALIGNMENT=Uni-D appears.
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5. When OPEN LOWER COVER appears on the display, open
the lower cover.
Using and Replacing the Cutter Blade
To use the printer’s built-in cutter, select the appropriate
option from the control panel:
❏ Roll Auto Cut to cut each page automatically
❏ Roll Cutter Off if you’re printing on heavy media that can
damage or prematurely wear out the cutter
Do not use the printer’s built-in cutter when printing with
these EPSON papers or other heavy media (thicker than 10
mil):
❏ Enhanced Matte Posterboard
❏ Posterboard Semigloss
❏ Smooth Fine Art Paper
6. To release the cutter blade, push down on its white side pin,
then turn the black latch upward to the right.
❏ Textured Fine Art Paper
❏ Velvet Fine Art Paper
❏ Adhesive Vinyl
❏ Somerset Velvet for EPSON Fine Art Paper
❏ Canvas
❏ Backlight Film
When done printing on heavy media, remove your printout
using scissors or the optional Manual Media Cutting System
(part no. C815182).
Replacing the Blade
7. Slowly take your finger off the side pin, then remove the
cutter blade.
If you notice that paper isn’t cut cleanly, the cutter blade may
need to be replaced. You can check the status of the cutter by
printing a status check sheet (see page 9).
CAUTION: Be careful not to let the cutter or the spring fly out
of the casing.
1. Make sure that the printer is on and the front cover is
closed.
2. Press the SelecType button until MAINTENANCE MENU
appears on the display.
3. Press the Item button until CUT. REPLACE=EXEC.
appears on the display.
4. Press the Enter button. The print head moves to the cutter
replacement position.
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8. Insert the new cutter.
Replacing the Maintenance Tank
When the maintenance tank is nearly full, the printer displays
the following message on the control panel:
MAINTENANCE REQ. 0100
You should call to schedule service at this point. When the
waste ink system is at full capacity, the printer stops and
displays the following message:
SERVICE REQ. 00000100
Approximately every two years of normal usage (25% duty
cycle) or after 20,000 B0-size prints, you should have your
authorized EPSON servicer replace the waste ink system. This
is necessary to prevent damage to the print head and maintain
print quality. Parts and labor for this service are not covered
under the terms of the limited warranty.
9. Push down on the cutter’s side pin while turning the latch
to the left.
You can monitor the status of the waste ink system by printing
the status check sheet (see page 9); a low value (or a value near
Empty) indicates that the pad is nearing the end of its service
life.
Related Documentation
10. Close the lower cover. The print head returns to the home
position.
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CPD-15012
EPSON Stylus Pro 10600 Printer Guide
CPD-15013
EPSON Stylus Pro 10600 Quick
Reference Guide
CPD-15014
EPSON Stylus Pro 10600 CD-ROM with
electronic Reference Guide
PL-SP10600
Parts Price List