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EPSON Stylus Photo 925
EPSON Papers
Using the Control Panel
When printing from your computer using the EPSON®
printer driver, you can choose from any of the following
EPSON papers. When printing without a computer (in
stand-alone mode), select one of the papers marked with an
asterisk (*). The printer also works with plain paper.
Custom buttons (to
save print settings)
Paper name
Size
Part
number
EPSON Premium Bright
White Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink
Jet Paper
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)*
S041586
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
Legal (8.5 x 14 inches)
A6 (4.1 x 5.8 inches)
S041062
S041061
S041067
S041054
Panoramic (8.3 x 23
inches)
Borderless 4 x 6 inches,
non-perforated*
4 x 6 inches, perforated
edges
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)*
S041145
EPSON Photo Quality Ink
Jet Cards
EPSON Photo Paper
Cancel
printing
EPSON Glossy Photo Paper
Print
Maintenance button (to
change ink cartridges, etc.)
Roll paper button (to load,
cut, and eject roll paper)
EPSON ColorLife Photo
Paper
EPSON Matte Paper
Heavyweight
Power button
Menu buttons (to select
photos and print settings)
EPSON Double-Sided
Matte Paper
EPSON Premium Glossy
Photo Paper
Option and Accessories
Option
Option
Part number
Preview monitor
C12C860005
EPSON Premium
Semigloss Photo Paper
Ink Cartridges
EPSON Premium Luster
Photo Paper
Cartridge
Part number
Black
T026201
Color
T027201
EPSON Photo Quality Self
Adhesive Sheets
EPSON Ink Jet
Transparencies
EPSON Iron-On Transfer
Paper
EPSON Glossy Photo
Greeting Card Kit
EPSON Photo Stickers® Kit
(CD-ROM/paper)
EPSON Photo Stickers
(refill)
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S041458
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)*
S041134/
S041671
S041141/
S041649/
S041272/
S041271
S041500
Borderless 8 x 10 inches*
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)*
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041467
S041257
S041568
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)*
S041286/
S041667
S041682
S041464
S041465
S041302
S041376
Borderless 4 x 6 inches*
Borderless 5 x 7 inches*
Borderless 8 x 10 inches*
Roll (4 inches x 26 feet)*
Roll (8.3 inches x 32.8
feet)
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)*
Roll (4 inches x 26 feet)*
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)*
Roll (8.3 inches x 32.8
feet)
A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
S041331
S041329
S041405
S041408
S041106
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041064
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)*
S041153/
S041155
S041606
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches),
perforated edges*
A6 (4.1 x 5.8 inches)
A6 (4.1 x 5.8 inches)*
S041144KIT
S041144
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Environmental
Printer Specifications
Temperature
Printing
Operation
50 to 95 °F (10 to 35 °C)
Nozzle
configuration
Storage*
−4
Transit*
–4 to 140 °F (–20 to 60 °C)
120 hours at 140 °F (60 °C)
288 nozzles (48 each: black, cyan,
magenta, yellow, light cyan, light
magenta)
Print direction
Bidirectional with logic seeking
Control code
ESC/P Raster, EPSON Remote command
Input buffer
32KB
to 104 °F (−20 to 40 °C)
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
Humidity (without condensation)
Operation
20 to 80% RH
Storage*
5 to 85% RH
*Stored in shipping container
Mechanical
Paper capacity
Safety Approvals
100 sheets of 17 lb (64 g/m2) paper
Dimensions
Storage
Width: 19.4 inches (492 mm)
Depth: 11.4 inches (290 mm)
Height: 9.0 inches (228 mm)
Printing
Width: 19.4 inches (492 mm)
Depth: 23.4 inches (595 mm)
Height: 12.2 inches (310 mm)
Weight
Safety standards
UL 1950, CSA C22.2 No. 950
EMI
FCC part 15 subpart B class B
CSA C108.8 Class B
Ink Cartridges
14.1 lb (6.4 kg) without ink cartridges
Specification
Black ink cartridge
Color ink cartridge
Color(s)
Black
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow,
Light Cyan, Light Magenta
Ink yield*
540 pages; A4, 3.5%
(ISO/IEC letter pattern),
text at 360 dpi
220 pages (A4, 360 dpi,
5% coverage each color)
Cartridge life
2 years from production date (if unopened)
(within 6 months after opening package, at 77 °F
[25 °C])
Storage
temperature
−4 to 104 °F (−20 to 40 °C)
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
Transit
temperature
−22 to 140 °F (−30 to 60 °C)
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
120 hours at 140 °F (60 °C)
Electrical
Specification
120 V Model
Input voltage *
99 to 132 V
Rated frequency
198 to 264 V
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency
Rated current
220−240 V Model
49.5 to 60.5 Hz
0.45 A
0.25 A
Power consumption Approx. 15 W (ISO10561 Letter Pattern)
Approx. 7 W in standby mode
Freezing
3.2 °F (−16 °C)
temperature**
* Check the label on the back of the printer for your printer’s
voltage.
Dimensions
0.8 × 2.4 × 1.5 inches
(W × D × H)
20.1 × 60 × 38.5 mm
(W × D × H)
−0.4 °F (−18 °C)
1.9 × 2.4 × 1.5 inches
(W × D × H)
49.1 × 60 × 38.5 mm
(W × D × H)
* The figure given is based on continuous printing after ink
replacement. The actual print capacity may vary, depending on
how often you turn on the printer and how often you clean the
print head.
** Ink thaws and is usable after approximately 3 hours at
77 °F (25 °C).
To ensure good results, use genuine EPSON cartridges
and do not refill them. Other products may cause
damage to your printer not covered by EPSON’s
warranties.
Don’t use an ink cartridge that’s older than the expiration
date on the package.
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Selecting the Media or Paper Type
Setting
Borderless Photos
BorderFree™ printing is available for a variety of paper types
and sizes, whether you’re printing from your computer or in
stand-alone mode.
When printing from your computer, select the following
Media Type settings in the driver software.
When printing from your computer, BorderFree printing
supports the following paper types and sizes:
Media Type settings supported by printer driver software
Paper
Media Type setting
Plain paper sheets or envelopes
EPSON Premium Bright White Paper
Plain paper
EPSON Iron-On Transfer Paper
360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
Individual sheets
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards
EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets
EPSON Matte Paper Heavyweight
EPSON Double-Sided Matte Paper
Matte Paper Heavyweight
EPSON Photo Paper
Photo Paper
EPSON Glossy Photo Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper
EPSON Glossy Photo Greeting Cards
Glossy Photo Paper
EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Premium Glossy Photo
Paper
EPSON Premium Luster Photo Paper
Paper name
Letter
size
4×6
5×7
8 × 10
Glossy Photo Paper
✓
✓
—
—
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
✓
✓
✓
✓
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
✓
—
—
—
Premium Luster Photo Paper
✓
—
—
—
Matte Paper Heavyweight
✓
—
—
✓
Roll paper
Premium Luster Photo
Paper
EPSON Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Premium Semigloss Photo
Paper
EPSON Photo Stickers
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film
Photo Quality Glossy Film
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies
Ink Jet Transparencies
EPSON ColorLife Photo Paper
ColorLife Photo Paper
Paper name
4-inch roll
paper
8.3-inch roll
paper
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
✓
✓
Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
✓
—
Premium Luster Photo Paper
—
✓
When printing without a computer (in stand-alone mode),
select the following Paper Type settings from the printer’s
control panel:
Paper Type settings supported in stand-alone mode
Paper
Paper Type setting
Plain paper
Plain
EPSON Photo Paper
EPSON Glossy Photo Paper
GlossyPhoto
EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Prem.Glossy
EPSON Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Semigloss
EPSON Premium Luster Photo Paper
Prem.Luster
EPSON Matte Paper Heavyweight
Matte
EPSON ColorLife Photo Paper
ColorLife
EPSON Photo Stickers
Stickers
EPSON Iron-On Transfer Paper
Iron-on
EPSON Glossy Photo Greeting Cards
Greeting
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❏ Do not load paper higher than the arrow mark on the left
edge guide. (Some papers should be loaded just one sheet at
a time.)
Media Loading Guidelines
❏ See page 1 for EPSON papers that can be used with this
printer.
❏ In addition to the Media Type (or Paper Type) setting,
remember to select the correct Paper Size for your media.
❏ Except for envelopes, load paper short edge first, even when
printing landscape-oriented pictures. Load envelopes flap
edge first with the flap side down.
❏ If the special media has protective sheets between each sheet
of media, be sure to remove the protective sheets before
printing.
❏ Always handle sheets by the edges, and don’t touch the
printable surface.
❏ Some special media have a cut corner that you need to
position in the upper right when loading.
❏ Be sure to load the printable (whiter) side of the media face
up in the sheet feeder.
Since the quality of any particular brand or type of paper may be changed by the manufacturer at any time, EPSON cannot attest to the
quality of any non-EPSON brand or type of paper. Always test samples of paper stock before purchasing large quantities or printing large
jobs.
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 load curled or folded paper.
Use papers under these conditions:
Temperature: 59 to 77 °F (15 to 25 °C)
Humidity:
40 to 60% RH
Store printouts on Photo Quality Glossy Film and Self Adhesive Sheets under these conditions:
Temperature: 59 to 86 °F (15 to 30 °C)
Humidity:
20 to 60% RH
Printable area
A:
A
B-L
The minimum top margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).
When loading multiple sheets of EPSON Photo Quality Glossy
Film, the minimum top margin is 1.2 inches (30.0 mm).
B-L: The minimum left margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).
B-R: The minimum right margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm) for all papers
except DL envelopes (0.28 inch [7.0 mm]) and No. 10 envelopes
(1.10 inches [28.0 mm]).
C: The minimum bottom margin is 0.55 inch (14.0 mm).
*
You can extend the minimum bottom margin to 0.12 inch (3.0 mm)
by selecting Maximum as the Printable Area setting. However,
print quality may decline in the expanded area.
** When printing with the No Margins setting, print quality may
decline in the top and bottom areas of the printout and some of
the image will be cropped.
A
B-R
B-L
B-R
C
envelopes
C
single sheets/index cards
** no margins
(4 × 6, 5 × 7, 8 × 10,
and letter-size only)
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Connecting a Digital Camera or External
Storage Device
Printing Without a Computer
If you have one of the following devices, you can connect it
directly to the printer using a USB cable:
The Stylus Photo 925 lets you print photos without using a
computer by either connecting a digital camera to the printer
or inserting the camera’s memory card.
❏ a Direct Connect Compatible (DCC™) digital camera with
USB support
You can also connect a 100 or 250MB Iomega® Zip® drive,
AC or USB powered. See “Connecting a Digital Camera or
External Storage Device” to the right.
❏ 100 or 250MB Iomega Zip drive, AC or USB powered
❏ SecureDigital or MultiMediaCard may be connected using
a commercially available USB adapter, such as the
MicroTech ZiO!
Inserting a Memory Card
Three built-in memory card slots support CompactFlash™
Type I and II, SmartMedia,™ Sony Memory Stick,® and IBM®
Microdrive.™ (SecureDigital and MultiMediaCard are supported
with an optional adapter.)
For a list of Direct Connect Compatible cameras that
EPSON has tested with the Stylus Photo 925, visit http://
support.epson.com. If you’re not sure about a particular
camera, you can try connecting it. If it’s not compatible,
you’ll see a screen saying that the connected device
cannot be used.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on, then insert the memory
card into the appropriate slot.
EPSON cannot guarantee the compatibility of any cameras,
including those DCC digital cameras that are known to
support the Direct Connect feature, listed on the EPSON
web site. Compatibility may be affected by factors such as
changes in camera hardware or software interfaces.
CompactFlash or
Microdrive
(bottom)
Memory Stick
(middle)
SmartMedia
(top)
After you connect a digital camera or storage device, the
printer treats it exactly like a memory card. Follow these steps:
1. Remove any memory cards from the printer. (If you leave a
card in the printer, images will be read from the card instead
of your camera or external storage device.)
Files on the card must be in JPEG format, as written by a
digital camera.
Image resolution may range from
160 × 160 to 4200 × 4200 pixels
2. Connect the USB cable from your camera or data storage
device to the back of the printer. Some digital cameras
require a special USB cable; if so, be sure to use the one that
came with the camera.
The card may contain more than 999 images, but the
printer can read only the first 999
2. The printer counts the images
on the card. After a moment,
you see a screen similar to this
and the images are available
for printing.
Do not eject a card while the light next to the card slot is
flashing, or you may lose data on the card.
If your computer is connected to the printer, do the
following before ejecting the card. Windows XP or 2000:
Click the Unplug or Eject Hardware icon on the taskbar,
then stop the EPSON Mass Storage Device. Macintosh:
Drag the memory card icon to the trash.
3. Turn on the printer and your camera or data storage device.
After a moment, the printer
reads and counts the
number of images on the
device. If you’ve connected a
camera, you see a screen
similar to this on the printer’s control panel (if you
connected a Zip drive, the screen displays numbered folders
on the drive).
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5. If you’re printing just one photo, use the
and
buttons to select the photo you want to print, then
press the
Select button.
Printing an Index
Unless you’re using the optional preview monitor, it’s a good
idea to start by printing an index. An index shows small,
numbered images of all the photos on your memory card and
helps you select the photos you want to print.
1. Make sure your memory card is inserted and plain paper is
loaded in the printer.
2. Press the
Cancel button to clear any settings you may
have made. Index is automatically selected as the Print
Mode setting:
Selecting Multiple Photos
If you’re selecting a set of photos, perform steps 1 through 4
above, then continue with the steps below.
Index is automatically
selected
1. Highlight Select, press
, then press
again.
If you have the optional preview monitor, it displays the
first photo on your card.
3. Press the
2. Use the
and
buttons to select the first photo you
want to print, then press .
Print button. The index prints.
Selecting Photos
You can select one or more photos for printing:
❏ If you select one photo, you can print one or more copies of
it on a page, depending on your selected layout. With the
Copies option, you can print multiple copies of your
selected layout.
3. If you want to print more than one copy of this photo, use
the
button to highlight Copies, then press .
❏ If you select a set of photos, you can print them as a group
using a variety of layouts. If you’ve selected more photos
than can fit on a page, the printer automatically prints
additional pages as needed, using the selected layout.
Use the
and
copies, then press
4. When you’re done selecting your first photo, use the
button to highlight Enter, then press .
If your camera supports DPOF (Digital Print Order Format),
your photos are automatically selected when you insert a
memory card, and DPOF displays as the Print Mode. To
turn off DPOF and select photos manually, choose a
different Print Mode as described in step 3 below.
1. Press the
5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 for each additional photo you
want to print.
6. When you’re done, your list of selected photos is displayed.
(If you’ve selected four or more photos, use the
button
to scroll up and view the rest of them.)
Cancel button to clear any previous settings.
2. Highlight Print Mode, then press the
buttons to select the desired number of
.
Select button.
3. From the Print Mode menu, determine whether you want
to print one photo or multiple photos. Use the
and
buttons to highlight either One, All, or Set, then
press the
Select button.
If you made a mistake and selected the wrong photo, you
can remove it from the list by changing its number of
copies to zero; see step 3. (Do not press Cancel, or all your
currently selected settings will be lost.)
7. Use the
button to highlight Close, then press
photos are selected for printing.
4. Highlight the Select Photo menu, then press the
Select button.
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6. Press the
Printing the Selected Photos
Make sure the type of paper you want to use is loaded in the
printer, then follow these steps:
Print button. Your print job begins printing.
When using the printer in stand-alone mode, you can make
additional changes to your images before printing. For
example, you can crop your photos, make color
corrections, or add crop marks and date information. These
changes do not affect your original photo files, just the way
they’re printed. For details, see the Printer Basics book.
1. Enter the Paper Type menu. Highlight the type of paper
you’ve loaded, then press
Select. If you’re not sure
about the paper type, see the table on page 3.
2. Enter the Paper Size menu, then select the size of
paper you’ve loaded. For example, if you’re printing
with roll paper, select 4" Roll.
Up to four additional print jobs can be prepared while the
first one is printing. You can select different photos to print,
but you can’t change the paper size or type, or select a
layout that requires using a different paper size or type. If
you want to print on a different kind of paper, wait until the
printer has finished printing.
3. In the Layout menu, select one of the following (note that
your photos are automatically sized to fit the type of paper
you’ve loaded):
To cancel a print job while printing, press the
button.
Prints one photo per sheet, borderless; fits the photo
lengthwise on the paper.
Cancel
Additional Stand-alone Features
Roll paper only. Prints one photo per sheet, borderless;
fits the photo across the paper.
See the Printer Basics book for information on other features
that are available when printing without a computer:
Prints 1, 2, 3, 4, or 9 photos per sheet, with
borders around the edges.
❏ cropping, adjusting, and enhancing photos
❏ using a Zip drive to back up photos from a memory card
❏ loading roll paper and selecting roll paper cutting options
Prints 20 photos per sheet; the photo number and date
are also printed with each photo. (Good for printing
larger-size index prints.)
Testing the Printer
Roll paper only. Prints one photo per sheet, borderless;
the long edge of each photo prints along the length of
the paper, and the photo is cropped to create a
“panoramic” look.
You can run a printer self-test to determine whether a problem
comes from the printer itself or some other source.
1. Make sure both the printer and computer are turned off.
Then disconnect the USB cable from the printer.
Prints six photos per sheet, in various sizes.
2. Make sure letter-size or larger paper is loaded in the printer.
4. If you’ve selected a single photo for printing (Print Mode is
set to One), you can print multiple sheets of your selected
layout. Enter the Copies menu, then select from 1 to 100
copies. (You can also use Copies if you’ve selected All as the
Print Mode.)
3. Hold down the z roll paper button, then press and release
the P power button.
The printer prints a test page showing its ROM version
number and a nozzle check pattern. (If the pattern has gaps,
you need to clean the print head; see page 9.)
If you’ve selected a set of photos for printing, or if you’re
using your camera’s DPOF settings, the number of pages
required to print the photos is automatically determined
(it’s displayed as Pages next to the Copies setting); you
cannot change this setting.
❏ If the test page prints, the problem probably lies in your
memory card, software settings, interface cable, or
computer. Your software may not be installed correctly.
❏ If the test page doesn’t print, you may have a problem
with the printer. Try the suggestions in the Printer
Basics book. If you can’t solve the problem yourself,
contact your dealer or EPSON.
5. To adjust the quality of your printout, enter the Quality
menu. Choose from these settings (some of them may not
be available, depending on your selected Paper Type):
❏ Normal: for the fastest print speed; good for drafts
4. After examining the test page, remember to turn off the
printer and reconnect its cable to your computer.
❏ High: for photo-quality output
❏ Super High: for the highest quality output; takes a little
longer, but recommended for photo-lab quality
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2. Do one of the following:
Replacing an Ink Cartridge
If the red b error light is on (cartridge is empty), press the
b maintenance button.
You can check the status of the ink cartridges by looking at the
icons on the control panel:
If the red b error light is flashing (cartridge is low), press
the b maintenance button. You see Ink Cartridge
Replacement automatically highlighted in the Advanced
Settings menu. Press the
Select button.
b
Black ink cartridge
If the
error light is off, you can still replace an ink
cartridge. Use the
button to highlight Advanced Settings.
After entering the Advanced Settings menu, select Ink
Cartridge Replacement. Continue with the steps below.
Color ink cartridge
3. You see a message on the display telling you that ink
cartridge replacement will begin. Press Custom button 1 to
continue. The print head moves to the center.
The level of ink shown inside the icons indicates the amount
of remaining ink. If an ink cartridge is low, the corresponding
ink cartridge icon flashes; the red b error light also flashes.
This is a good time to make sure you have a new cartridge. If
an ink cartridge is empty, the red b error light remains on
and you see a message telling you that the cartridge needs to
be replaced.
You cannot print if either ink cartridge is empty. Leave
the empty cartridge installed in the printer until you have
obtained a replacement, or the ink remaining in the print
head nozzles may dry out.
When an installed cartridge is more than six months old, you
may need to replace it if printouts don’t look their best. If the
quality doesn’t improve after cleaning and aligning the print
head, you can replace the cartridge even if the b error light is
off.
4. The black cartridge is on the left and the color cartridge is
on the right. Open the ink cartridge cover, then lift the
cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it carefully.
Use these EPSON ink cartridges within six months of
installing them and before the expiration date on the package:
❏ Black ink cartridge: T026201
❏ Color ink cartridge: T027201
To ensure good results, use genuine EPSON ink
cartridges and do not refill them. Other products may
cause damage to your printer not covered by EPSON’s
warranty.
When you need new ink cartridges, contact your dealer or
call the EPSON Store at (800) 873-7766 or visit
www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call
(800) 463-7766 for dealer referral.
Removing and Installing Ink Cartridges
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do
not drink the ink.
Be sure you have a new ink cartridge before you begin. Once
you start the ink cartridge replacement procedure, you must
complete all the steps in one session.
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with
soap and water. If ink gets in your eyes, flush them
thoroughly with water.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing, then
open the printer cover.
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5. Unwrap the new ink cartridge. Then remove only the yellow
tape seal on top.
Cleaning the Print Head
You must remove the yellow tape from the top of the
cartridge or you will permanently damage it.
If your printouts are unexpectedly light or faint, certain colors
have dropped out, or dots or lines are missing from the image,
you may need to clean the print head. This unclogs the nozzles
so they can deliver ink properly. Print head cleaning uses ink,
so clean it only if quality declines.
When you don’t turn on your printer for a long time, the
print quality can decline. It’s a good idea to turn on your
printer at least once a month to maintain good print
quality.
Black cartridge
Color cartridge
Running the Head Cleaning Utility
Follow these steps to run the head cleaning utility from the
printer’s control panel:
6. Lower the cartridge into the holder, resting it on top of the
hooks as shown.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and the
red b error light is off. (If the red light is flashing or on,
you may need to replace the ink cartridge; see page 8 for
details.)
Don’t place the cartridge under the hooks, or they may
break when you close the cover.
2. Use the
button to highlight Advanced Settings,
then press the
Select button.
Set cartridge on
top of hooks
3. Use the
button to highlight Head Cleaning, then press
Select.
4. To begin cleaning, press Custom button 1.
While cleaning, the printer makes noise and you see a
progress bar on the control panel display. Cleaning takes
about 30 seconds.
Do not turn off the printer or interrupt the cleaning
process.
7. Close the ink cartridge cover (press down firmly until it
snaps shut).
5. When the cleaning is done, run a nozzle check to confirm
the print head nozzles are clean.
8. If you need to replace the other ink cartridge, repeat steps 4
through 7 before continuing with step 9.
Make sure letter-size plain paper is loaded in the printer,
then press Custom button 2. The nozzle check pattern
prints (see the next section for details).
9. Press Custom button 1 and close the printer cover.
6. If the pattern has gaps or missing dots, press Custom
button 1 to clean the print head again.
If the nozzle check pattern looks correct, press Custom
button 2 to finish.
If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning three or
four times, try turning off the printer and waiting
overnight—this allows any dried ink to soften—and then
try cleaning the print head again.
The printer begins charging the ink delivery system.
10. When you see a message that charging is complete (after
about a minute), press Custom button 1 to finish.
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EPSON Stylus Photo 925
Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern
Transporting the Printer
Examine the nozzle check pattern you printed. Each staggered
horizontal and straight vertical line should be complete, with
no gaps in the dot pattern, as shown below:
If you move your printer some distance, you need to prepare it
for transportation in its original box or one of a similar size.
To avoid damage, always leave the ink cartridges
installed when transporting the printer.
❏ If your printout looks okay, you’re done.
Follow these steps:
❏ If any dots are missing (as shown below), clean the print
head again; see the previous section for instructions.
1. Turn on the printer, wait until the print head locks in the
far right position, then turn off the printer.
2. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet. Then
disconnect the printer cable from the printer.
3. Take out any paper and remove the paper support.
Aligning the Print Head
4. Open the printer cover. Secure the ink cartridge holder to
the printer with tape as shown, then close the printer cover.
If your printouts contain misaligned vertical lines, you may
need to align the print head. Make sure you’ve cleaned the
print head first, as described in the previous section, to ensure
that the problem isn’t caused by clogged nozzles.
IMPORTANT:
Tape the ink
cartridge holder to
the printer case
If your image looks texturized or blurry, make sure the
platen gap lever is not in the ^ position for envelopes.
1. Turn on the printer and load a sheet of letter-size paper.
2. Use the
button to highlight Advanced Settings,
then press the
Select button.
3. Continue pressing the
button until Print Head
Alignment is highlighted, then press the
Select button.
4. Press Custom button 1 to print the alignment pattern.
5. Push in the output tray extension and close the tray.
5. Once the pattern is done printing, examine the first row or
set of lines (marked #1). Select the line (1-15) in which all
the vertical dots are best aligned. You may need to use an
eye loupe or a magnifying glass.
6. Repack the printer and its attachments in the original box
(if possible) using the protective materials that came with
them. See your Start Here sheet.
Keep the printer level as you transport it.
6. Use the
and
buttons to display the number of that
line (1-15), then press the
Select button.
After moving the printer, remove the tape securing the print
head before turning on the printer. If print quality is poor,
clean the print head (see page 9); if output is misaligned, align
the print head as described in the previous section.
7. Repeat the selection of the best line for set #2, and then for
set #3.
8. When you’re finished, press Custom button 1.
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