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User’s Guide
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FCC Compliance Statement
For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio and television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one
or more of the following measures.
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Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
WARNING
The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this equipment will invalidate the FCC
Certification of this device and may cause interference levels which exceed the limits established by the FCC
for this equipment. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain and use a shielded equipment interface cable
with this device. If this equipment has more than one interface connector, do not leave cables connected to
unused interfaces. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s
authority to operate the equipment.
For Canadian Users
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment
Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le materiel brouilleur du
Canada.
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Contents
Introduction
Windows System Requirements
How To Use Your Manuals
Warnings, Cautions, Notes, and Tips
Where To Get Help
Electronic Support Services
ENERGY STAR Compliance
Energy-saving Tips
Important Safety Instructions
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Basic Printing
Printing from Windows
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Setting Printer Options from Windows Applications 1-2
Setting Default Printer Options
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Checking Printer Status
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Printing from DOS
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Choosing Paper and Other Media
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What To Do When the Printer Lights Flash
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Using the Control Panel Buttons
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Using Online Help
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Accessing Online Help from Windows Applications 1-10
Accessing Online Help from Windows 95
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Accessing Online Help from Windows 3.1
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Custom Printing
Using Predefined Advanced Settings
Customizing Print Quality and Special Effects
Customizing Color Settings
Saving Custom Settings
Deleting Custom Settings
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Printing on Special Media
Using Special Media
Letterhead, Pre-printed Forms, and Legal-size Paper
EPSON 360 dpi, High Quality, and Photo Quality
Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper, Film, and
Transparencies
Envelopes
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards
EPSON Iron-On Transfer Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets
Printing Banners and Other Custom Size Projects
Printing a Banner
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Managing Print Jobs and
Network Printing
Managing Print Jobs
Using the Spool Manager
Using the Status Monitor
Network Printing
Setting Up Your Network Path in Windows 95
Setting Up Your Journal File Directory
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Maintenance and
Transportation
Cleaning the Print Heads
Using the Head Cleaning Utility
Using the Control Panel
Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern
Replacing an Ink Cartridge
Removing an Empty Ink Cartridge
Installing the New Cartridge
Replacing an Outdated Ink Cartridge
Aligning the Print Heads
Cleaning the Printer
Transporting the Printer
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Troubleshooting
Diagnosing Problems
Running a Printer Check
Improving Print Quality
Printed image has horizontal banding
Vertical lines are misaligned or vertical banding
appears
The printed image has incorrect or missing colors
The printed image is faint or has gaps
The printed image is blurry or smeared
Photographic images look grainy or rough
Color documents print in black and white
Solving Printing Problems
All lights are off
Only the power light is on, but nothing prints
The paper out light is flashing or on
color ink out light is flashing or on
A black or
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The paper and power lights are flashing
All the lights are flashing
The printer has finished charging the ink cartridge,
but the power light is still flashing
The printer software installed with Windows 3.1
does not work correctly after you upgrade to
Windows 95
After you install your printing software, you see the
Windows 95 New Hardware Found window
You see a spooling error message (Windows)
In Windows 95, the Status Monitor box does not
appear with the Despooler
Printing is too slow
Fixing Paper Problems
Paper doesn’t feed
Multiple pages feed at the same time
Paper jams inside the printer
Paper doesn’t eject fully or is wrinkled
Solving Miscellaneous Printout Problems
Characters are incorrect or garbled
The margins are incorrect
The image is inverted as if viewed in a mirror
The printer prints blank pages
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Specifications
Printing
Paper
Ink Cartridge
Mechanical
Electrical
Environmental
Safety Approvals
Interface
Default Settings
Built-in Fonts and Character Tables
Command List
Glossary
Index
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Introduction
Your EPSON 600Q for Compaq Presario printer is the ideal
output device for business graphics, single-page layout
proofs, digital photography—or any project you create on
your computer. With resolutions up to 1440 by 720 dots per
inch (dpi), you get amazingly realistic photographic images
and vivid graphics in color, superb grayscale images, and
razor-sharp black printing for crisp text and detailed line art.
The EPSON® printer software for Microsoft® Windows®
provides advanced color management, with adjustable levels
of brightness, contrast, saturation, and ink colors. Support for
Windows Image Color Matching (ICM) ensures printouts
that match the colors on your monitor.
You can also perform many printer maintenance procedures
right from your computer, such as cleaning and aligning the
print heads. And EPSON’s extensive online help can guide
you through printer operations in real time.
With a standard parallel port, setting up your printer is fast
and easy. EPSON’s specially formulated ink cartridges and
wide variety of ink jet papers give you the best quality output
and offer the most flexibility for getting the results you want.
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Windows System Requirements
To use your printer and its software with a Compaq Presario
computer, your system should have:
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At least a 386/25 MHz or faster processor
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DOS, Windows 3.1x, Windows for Workgroups 3.11, or
Windows 95
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At least 8MB of RAM (more for Windows 95)
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At least 20MB of free hard disk space for storing images
(40MB or more is recommended)
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VGA, Super VGA, or better display adapter and monitor
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A shielded, twisted-pair parallel cable (6 to 10 feet long)
to connect your computer to the printer; the cable must
have a D-SUB, 25-pin, male connector for your computer
and a 36-pin, Centronics® compatible connector for the
printer.
To use the EPSON Answers online guide, you need at least a
486/33 processor and a 2x CD-ROM drive (4x or faster
recommended). You also should have at least 20MB of free
disk space for full program installation or at least 8MB of
free disk space to run EPSON Answers from the CD. For
more details on EPSON Answers, see your Quick Setup
booklet.
How To Use Your Manuals
To set up your printer and install your printer software, see
the Quick Setup booklet. For color printing tips, see the
EPSON Answers online guide. This User’s Guide contains
the following information:
Chapter 1, “Basic Printing,” covers the basics of printing.
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Chapter 2, “Custom Printing,” tells you how to print special
projects with custom settings for print quality and color
management.
Chapter 3, “Printing on Special Media,” gives guidelines for
selecting the right paper or other media for your print job and
instructions for loading it in your printer.
Chapter 4, “Managing Print Jobs and Network Printing,”
explains how to manage print jobs, check printer status, and
set up your system for network printing.
Chapter 5, “Maintenance and Transportation,” gives
instructions for replacing ink cartridges, cleaning and
aligning the print heads, and cleaning and transporting the
printer.
Chapter 6, “Troubleshooting,” provides solutions for any
printing problems you may have.
The Appendix, “Specifications,” provides the technical
details on your printer, ink cartridges, and EPSON media.
A Glossary and an Index are included at the end of the book.
Warnings, Cautions, Notes, and Tips
You’ll find this information throughout your guide:
Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your
equipment.
Notes contain important information about your printer.
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Tips contain additional hints for great printing.
Where To Get Help
EPSON provides customer support and service through a
network of authorized EPSON Customer Care Centers. Dial
(800) 922-8911 for the nearest location or the following
services:
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FaxAdvice access to EPSON’s technical information
library
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Literature on current and new products
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The location of your nearest Authorized EPSON Reseller
or Customer Care Center
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Technical information on the installation, configuration,
and operation of EPSON products
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Customer relations
For answers to commonly asked questions about EPSON
products 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call EPSON
Sound Advice at (800) 442-2110.
You can purchase manuals, accessories, or parts from EPSON
Accessories at (800) 873-7766 (U.S. sales only).
If you need help using software with an EPSON product, see
the documentation for that program for technical support
information.
Electronic Support Services
You can access helpful tips, specifications, DIP switch or
jumper settings, drivers, frequently asked questions (FAQs),
sample files, application notes, and EPSON product bulletins
24 hours a day, seven days a week, using a modem and one of
the following online services.
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World Wide Web
From the Internet, you can reach EPSON’s Home Page at:
http://www.epson.com
EPSON Download Service
You can call the EPSON Download Service at
(800) 442-2007. Set your communications software to 8 data
bits, 1 stop bit, no parity. Modem speed can be up to
28.8 Kbps.
EPSON FaxAdvice Service
You can access EPSON’s technical information library by
calling (800) 442-2110 and selecting the appropriate phone
option. You must provide a return fax number to use
FaxAdvice.
EPSON Forum on CompuServe
Members of CompuServe® can type GO EPSON at the menu
prompt to reach CompuServe’s Epson America Forum. As an
owner of an EPSON product, you are eligible for a free
introductory CompuServe membership, which entitles you to
an introductory credit and your own user ID and password.
To take advantage of this offer, call (800) 848-8199 and ask
for representative #529.
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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.
Energy-saving Tips
Here are a few tips you can use to be even more energy-wise:
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If your monitor isn’t ENERGY STAR compliant, turn it
off when you’re not using it.
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Turn off your computer, printer, and monitor each day
when you are done using them.
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Use the print preview option in your software so you can
catch errors before you print something.
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Send e-mail rather than distributing memos. Not only is
this faster, but you’ll save paper and storage space too.
Important Safety Instructions
Before using your printer, read the following safety
instructions to make sure you use the printer safely and
effectively.
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Turn off and unplug the printer before cleaning. Clean
with a damp cloth only. Do not spill liquid on the printer.
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Do not place the printer on an unstable surface or near a
radiator or heating vent.
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Do not block or cover the openings in the printer’s
cabinet or insert objects through the slots.
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Use only the type of power source indicated on the
printer’s label.
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Connect all equipment to properly grounded power
outlets. Avoid using outlets on the same circuit as
photocopiers or air control systems that regularly switch
on and off.
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Place the printer near a wall outlet where the plug can be
easily unplugged.
Placez l’imprimante près d’une prise de contacte où la
fiche peut être débranchée facilement.
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Do not let the power cord become damaged or frayed.
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If you use an extension cord with the printer, make sure
the total ampere rating of the devices plugged into the
extension cord does not exceed the cord’s ampere rating.
Also, make sure the total of all devices plugged into the
wall outlet does not exceed 15 amperes.
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Except as specifically explained in this User’s Guide, do
not attempt to service the printer yourself.
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Unplug the printer and refer servicing to qualified service
personnel under the following conditions:
If the power cord or plug is damaged; if liquid has
entered the printer; if the printer has been dropped or the
cabinet damaged; if the printer does not operate normally
or exhibits a distinct change in performance.
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Even if you are familiar with other types of printers, be sure
to read through the following list of precautions before
operating your ink jet printer:
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Do not put your hand inside the printer or touch the
cartridge during printing.
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Under normal circumstances, ink will not come out of the
cartridges. 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.
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Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children.
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Do not dismantle the ink cartridges or try to refill them.
This could result in damage to the print head.
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Once you install an ink cartridge, do not open the clamp
or remove the cartridge except to replace it with a new
one. The cartridge may become unusable otherwise.
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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.
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Do not use an ink cartridge beyond the date printed on
the cartridge carton. For best results, use up the ink
cartridges within six months of installing them.
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Do not shake an ink cartridge; this can cause leakage.
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Always turn the printer off using the power button.
When this button is pressed, the power light flashes
briefly then goes out. Do not unplug the printer or turn
off the power to the outlet until the power light is off.
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Before transporting the printer, make sure the print head
is in the home position and the ink cartridges are in place.
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Basic Printing
It’s easy to print all your color and black and white
documents with your new EPSON 600Q. First you have to set
up your printer and install the software, following the
instructions in the Quick Setup booklet. Then read this
chapter to find out about the following:
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Printing from Windows
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Printing from DOS
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Choosing paper and other media
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What to do when the printer lights flash
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Using the control panel buttons
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Using online help
Printing from Windows
When you want to print from your Windows application, you
click the print icon or choose Print from the File menu. You
can then choose which pages to print, the number of copies,
and other options. The settings that describe your print job—
whether you want to use color or black ink, for example—are
part of your printer driver software.
The following sections tell you how to set printer options
from Windows applications, how to change the default
printer settings, and how to check your printer’s status.
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Setting Printer Options from Windows
Applications
Note:
The settings you select
through your Windows
application apply only until
you exit that application.
Then the driver settings
return to the driver’s default
values or the values selected
through the Windows 95
Printer Properties or
Windows 3.1 Control Panel.
This section describes the preferences you’ll need to set for
your everyday printing. See Chapter 2 “Custom Printing,” for
information about advanced settings for special print jobs.
Follow these steps to check printer settings from your word
processor or other Windows software:
1. Click the print icon or choose Print or Print Setup from the
File menu. You see a Print dialog box.
If you choose Print, you first see a Print dialog box that
contains the settings you change most often, including
the number of copies and the pages you want printed.
2. Be sure your EPSON 600Q printer is selected, and then
click the Printer, Setup, Properties, or Options button. (You
may have to click a combination of these buttons.) You
see a dialog box like the following:
For more information about
printer settings, click the
Help button. In Windows 95,
you can right-click any item
on the screen and then click
What’s This?
Main tab
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3. If you do not see the dialog box shown in step 2, click the
Main tab.
4. Make sure the Mode option is set to Automatic. The
printer software determines the best settings according to
the Media Type and Ink settings you make. This is the
easiest way to get good printing results for all kinds of
documents, on all types of paper.
5. Choose the Media Type you want to print on from the
following list (you may need to scroll through the list). If
you are not sure which setting to select for your media,
refer to the table on page 3-2.
For printing at the highest
resolution (SuperFine
quality at 1440 dpi), you need
to use one of the photo
quality media. For the best
printing at any resolution,
always use EPSON media.
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Plain paper
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360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
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Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
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Photo Quality Glossy Paper
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Photo Quality Glossy Film
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Ink Jet Transparencies
The type of media you choose determines the print
quality or resolution you can use.
6. Choose Color or Black ink. If you are printing black text, a
draft, or if you want colors to print as varying shades of
gray, select Black for faster printing.
7. Set the slider to Quality or Speed. This lets you choose
between the highest resolution or the fastest printing for
the media you’re using. (The slider is not available for
certain media types.)
Once you’ve changed these basic settings as needed,
check the Current Settings box on the bottom of the menu
to see if the other settings are correct for your document.
If you need to adjust them, use Advanced mode as
described in Chapter 2, “Custom Printing.”
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8. If necessary, click the Paper tab and choose your paper
size, number of copies, orientation, and printable area. If
your software application lets you control these settings,
you don’t need to use the Paper tab.
Note:
To cancel your changes and
exit the driver, click the
Cancel button at the bottom
of the menu at any time.
9. Click OK when you’re finished checking your settings.
The dialog box closes.
10. In the printing dialog box, click Close, OK, or Print. You
may need to click a combination of these buttons.
While your document is printing, the EPSON Despooler
dialog box appears, showing the printing progress and the
status of your printer. If you’re using Windows 95, this
box also displays the Status Monitor. (See “Checking
Printer Status,” on page 1-6 for more information.)
Setting Default Printer Options
Note:
Some application settings
override printer software
settings (such as Paper Size
or Orientation), so it’s a good
idea to check the settings in
your application before you
print.
When you change printer settings through your software
application, the settings apply only to the application you’re
using. If you want to adjust the default settings for all your
Windows applications, you can access the dialog box through
the Windows 95 Settings option or the Windows 3.1 Control
Panel.
Make sure all your software applications are closed before
you start. If not, you’ll have to close and then reopen them to
have the new default settings take effect.
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Setting Default Options in Windows 95
Follow these steps:
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then point to Printers.
2. Right-click the EPSON 600Q icon.
3. Select Properties. Then click the Main tab.
You see the Main printer settings dialog box, as shown
on page 1-2.
4. Change the settings you want and click OK.
Any changes you make will become the default settings
for all your applications and documents.
Setting Default Options in Windows 3.1
Follow these steps:
1. Double-click the Control Panel icon in the Main group.
2. Double-click the Printers icon.
3. Select EPSON 600Q from the list of printers and click
Setup.
You see the Main printer settings dialog box, as shown
on page 1-2.
4. Change the settings you want and click OK.
Any changes you make will become the default settings
for all your applications and documents.
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Checking Printer Status
While your document is printing, the EPSON Despooler
dialog box appears on your screen:
Note:
If you don’t want the
Despooler dialog box to
appear each time you print,
you can turn it off. To do
this, start Spool Manager,
open the View menu, and
select Show Despool
Popup; the checkmark next
to the option disappears.
Click to
pause printing
The name of
the file you’re
printing appears
here
Click to cancel
printing
Click to
restart printing
This dialog box shows the progress of your print job and the
status of your printer. If you run out of paper while printing,
for example, the Despooler warns you. You can use the
buttons to cancel, pause, or restart your print job.
The Status Monitor at the bottom of the dialog box shows
how much ink is left in your printer, along with these status
icons:
Checking the printer status.
Note:
The Status Monitor appears
only if you’re using
Windows 95 and you’re not
printing over a network.
A printing error has occurred and your printer cannot
print. Check your printer or see Chapter 6 for
troubleshooting information.
The printer is ready to print.
The printer is currently printing.
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The ink level is low or empty; check the or
ink out light on the printer control panel and
replace the cartridge if necessary.
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Printing from DOS
Most DOS software programs include software for EPSON
ESC/P 2™ printers. You need to select the correct printer
software to take advantage of your printer’s advanced built-in
scalable fonts and graphics handling.
Most DOS programs require you to select from a list of
printers to install the printer software. If EPSON 600Q is not
included in the list, contact your software manufacturer to
obtain updated software.
Note:
The drivers for the printers
listed do not provide all
EPSON 600Q features, such
as 1440-dpi printing, 720-dpi
printing, and MicroWeave.
If updated software is not available, pick the first printer
available in the lists below.
When printing black and color, select:
EPSON Stylus Pro
EPSON Stylus COLOR 500
EPSON Stylus COLOR II
LQ-860
LQ-2550
When printing black only, select:
LQ-870/1170
LQ-500
LQ-570(+)/1070(+)
SQ-870/1070
LQ-850
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Choosing Paper and Other
Media
You can use most plain paper with your printer and achieve
good results. For better results, use EPSON specially coated
ink jet paper because it provides the best surface for the ink
used in your printer. EPSON offers specially designed media
for EPSON ink jet printers, available in a choice of sizes. See
Chapter 3, “Printing on Special Media,” for more information
on using special media.
Media name
Size
Part number
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
A4
Letter
S041059
S041060
EPSON High Quality Ink Jet Paper
Letter
S041111
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
A4
Letter
Legal
S041061
S041062
S041067
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper
A4
Letter
S041126
S041124
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film
A4
Letter
S041071
S041072
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies
A4
Letter
S041063
S041064
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards
A6
5×8
10 × 8
S041054
S041121
S041122
EPSON Iron-On Transfer Paper
Letter
S041001, S041002
EPSON Photo Quality Self
Adhesive Sheets
A4
S041106
To order EPSON papers and other media, contact your dealer
or call EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766 (U.S. sales
only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer
referral.
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What To Do When the Printer
Lights Flash
load/eject
button
power light
paper light
black ink out
light
color ink out
light
cleaning
button
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power button
The four lights on your printer’s control panel show the
printer’s status and alert you to problems like paper jams.
When the paper light comes on, your paper ran out or is
incorrectly loaded. Load paper in the feeder and then press
the load/eject button.
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When an ink light comes on, you need to replace the ink
cartridge. See Chapter 5, “Maintenance and Transportation,” for
instructions.
When an ink light flashes, your ink supply is low. Make sure
you have a replacement cartridge.
When the paper light flashes and the ink out lights are on, you
have a paper jam. Turn off the printer and gently pull out all
jammed paper. Reload the paper, then press the load/eject
button.
E
The power light is on when the printer is on. The power light
flashes when the printer is receiving data or charging ink, or
if you are replacing an ink cartridge or cleaning a print head.
P
When the power and paper lights flash and the ink out lights
are on, your printer has a carriage error. Press the button
twice to reset the printer. See Chapter 6, “Troubleshooting,”
for more information.
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PSBA
When all the lights flash, your printer may have an internal
error. See Chapter 6, “Troubleshooting,” for more
information.
Using the Control Panel Buttons
P
E
R
Follow these guidelines when using the control panel
buttons:
Turns the printer on and off.
Resets the printer (clears its memory) if pressed twice within
10 seconds while the power is on.
Loads or ejects paper if pressed and released within two
seconds. Resumes printing if pressed after a paper out error
is corrected.
B A
Moves the print head to the replacement position if pressed
ink out light is
for about three seconds while the or
flashing or on. Returns the print head to its home position
after ink cartridge replacement.
B A
Performs print head cleaning if pressed for about three
seconds when the or
ink out light is off.
Using Online Help
For complete information about using the printer driver, you
can easily access online help any time. It provides detailed
descriptions of the different settings and options.
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Accessing Online Help from Windows
Applications
To access online help from your application, open the File
menu and choose Print or Print Setup. Then click Printer, Setup,
Options, or Properties (you may need to click a combination of
these buttons) depending on the software you are using. Click
the Help button at the bottom of the dialog box for help
related to the items on that dialog box. Then select a help
topic.
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You can also access online help when you’re not using the
driver, as described below.
Accessing Online Help from Windows 95
Click the Start button, point to Programs, and Epson, and then
click EPSON 600Q Help. If you need instructions for how to
use help, read the online “Quick Guide to Using Help.”
While you’re using the printer driver, you can get specific
help related to any item in the menus by right-clicking the
item and then clicking the What’s This? prompt.
Accessing Online Help from Windows 3.1
To access online help from Program Manager, open the
EPSON program group and click the EPSON 600Q Help icon.
If you need instructions for how to use help, read the online
“Quick Guide to Using Help.”
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2
Custom
Printing
When you want to print presentation graphics, photographs,
or other special projects, you can use the custom settings in
your EPSON 600Q software. You can choose predefined
settings or adjust individual options like brightness, contrast,
saturation, and halftoning. For professional-quality color
accuracy, you can use Image Color Matching (ICM) under
Windows 95.
This chapter includes the following information:
◗
Using predefined advanced settings
◗
Customizing print quality and special effects
◗
Customizing color settings
◗
Saving custom settings
◗
Deleting custom settings
Using Predefined Advanced
Settings
Predefined settings provide an easy way to fine-tune your
printer’s operation for special projects. Follow these steps to
print with predefined settings:
1. Create your document, image, or project in your
application software.
2. Access the Main printer settings dialog box as described
on page 1-2.
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You see the following dialog box:
Click Advanced
Then click here to see a list of project types
Note:
When you use advanced
settings, the Quality/Speed
slider disappears.
Always choose your Ink
setting before you select a
project setting from the
Customs Settings list.
Selecting Video/Digital
Camera or ICM
automatically sets the Ink
option to Color.
3. Select Color or Black Ink.
4. Click Advanced, and then Custom Settings. You see the list
of project types.
5. Follow these guidelines to choose the right one for your
project:
◗
Photo
For printing scanned photographs. Increases contrast
in the image.
◗
Text/Graph
For printing graphics-intensive documents like
presentation pages with charts and graphs. Intensifies
colors and lightens the midtones and highlights.
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◗
Video/Digital Camera
For images captured from a digital camera or video.
Increases color brightness and makes the image
sharper.
◗
Economy
For rough drafts of text only, on plain paper. Saves
ink.
◗
ICM (Windows 95 only)
Automatically adjusts printout colors to match the
colors on your screen.
Note:
See Chapter 3, “Printing on
Special Media,” for
information about using
special media.
6. Choose the Media Type you want to print on. (If you are
not sure which setting to select, refer to the table on
page 3-2.) The available media are limited by the project
you choose. For example, you can’t use plain paper or
transparencies with the ICM setting.
7. Click OK, then click any other buttons that your
application uses for printing.
Customizing Print Quality and
Special Effects
Note:
After you customize your
print settings for a special
project, you can save them as
a group. Then
you can reuse them whenever
you print a similar project.
See page 2-8 for instructions.
If you need the maximum control over your project, or you
want to experiment with special effects, you can adjust
individual settings in your printer software. Follow these
steps:
1. Create your document, image, or project in your
application software.
2. Access the Main printer settings dialog box as described
on page 1-2.
3. Click Advanced, and then click More Settings.
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You see the More Settings dialog box:
Some of these options are
automatically set or disabled
by other settings you choose
4. Choose one of the following Print Quality options:
◗
Economy
For low-resolution rough drafts on plain paper. Saves
ink.
Note:
The Print Quality is selected
automatically depending on
the current Media Type. If
you choose a Print Quality
setting that is not appropriate
for your media, the driver
changes the Media Type
setting. Be sure to check both
of these settings.
◗
Normal - 360 dpi
For most documents on plain paper, transparencies,
or 360 dpi Ink Jet paper.
◗
Fine - 720 dpi
For high-resolution output. Works best on photo
quality media.
◗
SuperFine - 1440 dpi
For the highest-resolution output on photo quality
media only.
5. Choose the Media Type and Ink settings you want to use,
following the guidelines in Chapter 1, “Basic Printing,”
and Chapter 3, “Printing on Special Media.”
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6. Choose one of the following Halftoning options:
◗
No Halftoning
For printing black text only.
◗
Note:
In Automatic mode, the
Halftoning setting is selected
based on the data in your
print job. In Advanced mode,
Halftoning is preselected for
each document type setting.
No Halftoning is available
only when you select Black
as the Ink setting.
Error Diffusion
For printing photographic or video/digital camera
images. Blends each dot of color with the
surrounding dots.
◗
Fine Dithering, Coarse Dithering
For printing charts, graphs, and other images that
require precise, solid areas of bright colors. Arranges
dots in orderly patterns. Use Coarse for images with
more shading and less detail. Use Fine for images
with more detail and less shading.
7. Choose any of the following options. Some of these
settings are automatically selected or disabled by the Print
Quality (resolution) you choose.
◗
MicroWeave
For improved print quality. Prints graphic data in
finer increments to eliminate unwanted banding
effects (light horizontal lines). Always use for color
printing.
If vertical lines in your
printout are misaligned when
you use the High Speed
setting, you may need to
align the print heads. See
Chapter 5, “Maintenance
and Transportation,” for
instructions.
◗
High Speed
For fast, bidirectional printing at lower quality.
◗
Flip Horizontal
Prints a mirror image of your document. Use for
printing with iron-on transfer paper. When you iron
the printout onto a T-shirt or other item, it will read
correctly.
◗
Finest Detail
For printing text, graphics, and line art with very
sharp edges. Slows print speed and increases your
system memory requirements.
8. Click OK if you’re ready to print, or see the next section
if you want to adjust your printer’s color settings.
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Customizing Color Settings
For more information about
working with color, see the
EPSON Answers Color
Guide. To launch EPSON
Answers, click the EPSON
600Q Answers icon in the
EPSON program folder or
group.
You can choose from several color adjustment modes or
manually adjust brightness, contrast, and saturation. For
professional color correction, you can set individual Cyan,
Magenta, or Yellow (CMY) color values. To achieve the
maximum color accuracy, you can use ICM under Windows
95.
Follow these steps to customize your color settings:
1. Access the More Settings dialog box as described on
page 2-3. The color settings appear on the right side of
the dialog box, as shown:
Click to set Color
Adjustment Mode
Drag sliders to
set values
between -25%
and +25%
2. Choose one of the following Color Adjustment Modes:
◗
Automatic
Analyzes the color information in your project and
optimizes color correction accordingly.
◗
Photo-realistic
For printing color photographs.
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◗
Vivid
For printing graphics-intensive documents like
presentation pages with charts and graphs. Intensifies
colors and lightens the midtones and highlights.
3. If you want to specify individual color correction values,
use the scroll bars to increase (drag right) or decrease
(drag left) the settings listed below. (If you want to use
the options described in step 4, you won’t be able to
specify individual color correction values.)
◗
Brightness
Makes your image lighter or darker.
◗
Contrast
Increases or decreases the difference between the
bright or dark parts of an image.
◗
Saturation
Makes colors more vivid or less vivid.
◗
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow
Increases or decreases the amount of the three ink
colors that combine to make a full-color picture. Use
to fine-tune the color balance in your printout.
Note:
When you choose
Video/Digital Camera or
ICM, all the other color
options are preset.
The availability of ICM
depends on your Print
Quality, Media Type, and
Halftoning settings.
4. For even more fine-tuning, choose Video/Digital Camera,
or ICM (Windows 95 only).
◗
Video/Digital Camera
Use for printing images captured from a digital
camera or video. Increases contrast and saturation
and makes the image sharper.
◗
ICM (Windows 95 only)
Automatically adjusts printout colors to match colors
on the screen.
5. Click OK to return to the Main printer settings dialog
box.
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6. Click Save Settings if you want to save your custom
settings as a group that you can reuse for special projects.
See the following section for more information about
saving settings.
7. Click OK, then click any other buttons that your
application uses for printing.
Saving Custom Settings
After you’ve fine-tuned your printer settings for a special
project, you can save your group of custom settings with a
unique name and add it to the Custom Settings drop-down list
on the Main menu. Then you can easily select the settings the
next time you print a similar project. Follow these steps:
Note:
You can save up to 10 groups
of settings.
If you change the Media
Type or Ink setting when
your customized setting is
selected, the setting selected
in the list changes to Custom
Settings. This does not affect
your customized setting. To
return to your customized
setting, simply reselect it.
1. Customize your printer settings as described in this
chapter.
2. Click the Save Settings button on the Main printer settings
dialog box. You see the following dialog box:
3. Type a unique name for your settings (up to 16
characters) and click the Save button.
The name you choose will now be available on the Main
printer settings dialog box when you click Advanced, and
then Custom Settings.
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Deleting Custom Settings
If you no longer need your customized settings, follow these
steps to delete them:
1. Select Advanced mode and the document type in the
Custom Settings drop-down list.
2. Click Save Settings.
3. Select the document type in the Custom Settings box, and
click Delete. (You cannot delete any of the predefined
document types.)
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3
Printing on
Special Media
Your EPSON 600Q lets you print on just about any kind of
paper you want to use. You can get great results printing on
various sizes of plain paper, letterhead, and envelopes. You’ll
get even better results with specially coated ink jet paper. For
the best output, use EPSON’s photo quality media: ink jet
paper, glossy paper, glossy film, and index cards.
For special projects, you can use a variety of EPSON media
designed for ink jet printers, ranging from transparencies to
iron-on transfer paper. You can even set up your printer to
use custom paper sizes to print large posters and banners.
This chapter covers the following:
◗
Using special media
◗
Printing banners and other custom size projects
Using Special Media
When you print on special media, you need to be careful
about choosing the correct Media Type and Paper Size
settings in your printer software. Use the table on the next
page to help you match the media type you loaded in the
printer with the Media Type setting in the printer driver.
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Note:
If the corresponding Media
Type option for your paper is
not shown in the Media Type
list, change the Print Quality
setting in the More Settings
dialog box, select
Automatic as the Mode
setting, or change the
predefined setting in
the Advanced settings list on
the Main menu. See
Chapter 2, “Custom
Printing,” for more
information.
Always handle sheets by the
edges, and don’t touch the
printable surface. When you
load paper, make sure the
printable side is facing up.
Some special media have a
cut corner that you need to
position correctly; follow
any instructions in the
package.
For this media name . . .
Select this Media Type
setting . . .
Plain paper
Plain paper
Envelopes
Plain paper
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Special Coated Paper for 360
dpi Printing
EPSON High Quality Ink Jet Paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Special Coated Paper for 720
dpi Printing
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards
EPSON 720 dpi Index Cards
EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive
Sheets
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper
Photo Quality Glossy Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film
Photo Quality Glossy Film
EPSON High Quality Glossy Paper
EPSON Iron-On Transfer Paper
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies
Ink Jet Transparencies
The type of paper or other media you use is one of the most
important factors in determining the quality of your printed
output. For example, you can achieve the highest resolution
(SuperFine quality at 1440 dpi) only when you use EPSON
Photo Quality media. The following tips will help you get the
best results on any type of paper or other media.
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Letterhead, Pre-printed Forms, and
Legal-size Paper
Always load the top edge first.
If you are loading long paper, pull out the paper support
extension and both output tray extensions. Don’t load it
more than half way to the arrow mark on the left edge
guide.
EPSON 360 dpi, High Quality, and Photo
Quality Ink Jet Paper
Caution:
Don’t use the cleaning sheets
that may be included with
your special media; they may
damage the printer.
You can load paper up to the arrow mark on the left edge
guide. If you use legal-size ink jet paper, don’t load it more
than half way to the arrow mark.
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EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper,
Film, and Transparencies
To print on transparencies, remove the paper support and
reinstall it in the rear paper support slot. For glossy paper and
film, leave the paper support in the normal position.
Before you load glossy media or transparencies, put a support
sheet (packed with the media) or a plain paper sheet beneath
the stack. You can load up to 20 sheets of glossy paper,
30 sheets of glossy film, or 10 transparencies.
Note:
Use ink jet papers within one
year of purchase. Use glossy
media and transparencies
within six months. Return
unused sheets and envelopes
to their original package as
soon as possible. See the
Appendix for more storage
information.
However, you may get better results by loading one sheet at a
time. With multiple sheets loaded, the minimum top margin
you can use is 1.2 inches. If you want to use a smaller top
margin, load and print one sheet at a time.
Remove each sheet from the output tray immediately after
it’s printed. Make sure each sheet is dry before stacking it.
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Envelopes
You can load up to 10 envelopes as shown below:
Note:
Be sure to load the envelope
flap edge first and printable
side up.
In the printer driver, set the
Paper Size to the correct
envelope size.
If ink smears when you print on envelopes or other thick
media, set the adjust lever to the + position. Open the printer
cover and position the lever as shown below. Then close the
cover and print. (Make sure you return the lever to the 0
position before you print on thin media.)
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EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards
You can use these cards to print photographs that look almost
as good as the ones you get from film processing.
You can load up to 30 cards at a time with a support sheet
(packed with the cards) or a sheet of plain paper beneath the
stack. When you’re ready to print, use your software to set
the Paper Size option for the size card you’re using.
If ink smears on the cards, set the adjust lever to the +
position as shown on page 3-5.
For iron-on transfers, make
sure you reverse your image
before you print it, especially
if it includes text. Then the
text will read correctly when
it’s transferred. You can use
the Flip Horizontal option in
your printer software, as
shown on page 2-5.
EPSON Iron-On Transfer Paper
You can print photos, company logos, or anything else you
want on this paper, and then transfer your images to T-shirts
or other cloth items. Load one sheet of transfer paper at a
time. After you print, follow the instructions that came with
the paper to iron the image onto the shirt or other item.
EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive
Sheets
Use these sheets to print labels or stickers. You should load
these media one sheet at a time. Make sure your adhesive
sheets are fully adhered to their backing sheet before you
load them.
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Printing Banners and Other
Custom Size Projects
You can use banner paper or ordinary (continuous-form)
computer paper to print a banner up to 44 inches long. You
can also print on any size paper that fits into the printer (at
least 3.94 × 3.94 inches), by using the custom page size
feature of your printer software.
1. To make a 44-inch banner with continuous-form
computer paper, first tear off four sheets and remove the
perforations at the edges. If you are using banner paper,
cut the paper to the length you want for easier handling.
2. Insert the paper in the printer as shown. The right edge of
the paper should be against the right edge guide:
right edge guide
3. Slide the left edge guide next to the left edge of the paper.
4. Follow the instructions below to print your banner.
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Printing a Banner
Follow these steps to print a banner or other custom-size
document:
1. Create the document in your word processor or other
application software. You can create a banner in either
portrait or landscape orientation.
2. Click the print icon or choose Print or Print Setup from the
File menu. You see a printing dialog box.
3. Make sure your printer is selected, and then click the
Printer, Setup, Properties, or Options button. (You may have
to click a combination of these buttons.) You see the
Main printer settings dialog box, as shown on page 1-2.
4. Click the Paper tab. You see a dialog box like the
following:
Click to display list
of paper sizes
5. Choose the paper you want to use from the Paper Size
list. If you want to print a banner or other custom-size
document, choose User Defined.
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If you choose User Defined, the following dialog box
appears:
For banner printing, type any
size up to 44 inches
6. To print a banner, type 8.5 inches for the Paper Width and
44 inches for the Paper Height. (This works for both
“landscape” and “portrait” style banners.) Click OK.
7. Choose Portrait or Landscape if you haven’t already
specified the orientation in your application software. Set
the printable area if necessary.
8. Click the Main tab to return to the Main printer settings
dialog box. Make sure you choose Plain paper and the
other settings you want to use, and then click OK.
9. Click Close, OK, or Print to print your banner. You may
need to click a combination of these buttons.
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4
Managing
Print Jobs and
Network
Your printer software includes several utilities for managing
print jobs. You can use them to monitor your printer’s status,
set up large jobs to print later, and handle network printing. If
you’re using your printer on a network, you need to follow
special setup procedures.
This chapter provides instructions for the following:
◗
Managing print jobs
◗
Network printing
Managing Print Jobs
Your Windows printer software includes two management
utilities: the Spool Manager and Status Monitor.
Note:
The Status Monitor doesn’t
appear if you’re printing
over a network.
◗
The Spool Manager starts automatically when you send a
job to the printer. It allows you to print in the background
while you continue to work on your computer and to hold
jobs to print at a later time. If you’re using your printer
on a network, it also handles multiple print jobs that
come in at the same time.
◗
The Status Monitor, which is available only if you’re
using Windows 95, also starts automatically when you
send a job to the printer. It displays on your screen to
alert you about printer and ink status.
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Using the Spool Manager
The Spool Manager works like the Windows Print Manager.
When you send a job to your printer, your printer software
creates a temporary journal file, stores it in the C:\TEMP or
C:\WINDOWS\TEMP folder or directory, and assigns it to a
print queue. The software then sends the file to your printer at
the right time.
Note:
In Windows 3.1, you
may not see the Spool
Manager icon if the Program
Manager or current window
is maximized. Make the
window smaller to see
the Spool Manager icon.
◗
To open the Spool Manager while you’re printing, click
the Spool Manager icon that appears on the Taskbar
(Windows 95) or at the bottom of your desktop
(Windows 3.1).
◗
To open it at any time, double-click the Spool Manager4
icon in the EPSON program group or folder.
You see the Spool Manager window:
menus
queue
journal file
The Spool Manager window displays the status of your print
queues and journal files and lets you control them. Here are
some of the things you can do:
For information about any of
these procedures, use the
Spool Manager Help menu.
◗
Hold or release a queue
◗
Send journal files to your printer over a network
◗
Hold, re-queue, or delete a journal file
◗
Select the information you want to see in the Spool
Manager window
◗
Prevent the Despooler popup window from appearing on
your screen whenever you print
◗
Change your default spool directory
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Deleting a Stalled Print Job
If you’re having trouble printing, it may be because of a
stalled print job. Follow these steps to delete it so you can
continue printing:
1. Open the Spool Manager as described on page 4-2.
2. Click on any print jobs marked Held, then open the
Document menu and click Delete.
3. Click Yes.
4. Exit Spool Manager and try printing again.
Changing the Default Spool Directory
If you get an error message when you try to print, or printing
is very slow, you can try changing your default spool
directory. Follow these steps:
1. Make a directory on your hard disk where you want
Spool Manager to store journal files, for example,
C:\SPLTEMP.
2. Open the Spool Manager as described on page 4-2.
3. Choose Default Spool Directory from the Options menu.
4. In the dialog box, change the spool directory to the one
you created in step 1. Then click OK.
5. Make sure EPSON 600Q is selected, and then choose
Setup from the Queue menu. The Queue Setup dialog box
appears.
6. Make sure the spool directory is the one you created in
step 1. Also make sure Use Print Manager for this port is
checked. Then click OK. (If you are using Windows 95
and don’t see the Status Monitor when you print, make
sure it’s unchecked.)
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7. Close Spool Manager.
Using the Status Monitor
The Status Monitor, available only if you’re using Windows
95, displays automatically when you send a job to the printer.
However, you can use it at any time to see how much ink you
have left. Follow these steps:
1. Access the Main printer settings dialog box as described
on page 1-2.
2. Click the Utility tab.
You see the Utility menu:
For information about
these three utilities,
see Chapter 5,
“Maintenance and
Transportation.”
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3. Click the EPSON Status Monitor icon. You see the
Despooler window with the Status Monitor at the bottom:
4. Check the amount of ink you have left. For more
information about the Despooler window, see page 1-6.
Network Printing
You can use your printer on a network under Windows 95 or
other network operating systems. The Spool Manager sends
journal files from your computer to a shared directory on a
network server. These files can then be printed from another
computer attached to the printer.
First you need to install the EPSON 600Q printer software on
each computer that is going to print on the network. Then run
Spool Manager and identify the shared directory to use for
journal files. After you set this up on the system connected to
the printer, you need to perform a similar procedure on each
remote system on the network.
Under Windows 95, you also need to specify the port and
network path to the printer.
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Setting Up Your Network Path in
Windows 95
If you want to use your printer on a network running
Windows 95, you need to set up the port and network path on
the computer connected to the printer. Follow these steps:
1. Double-click My Computer.
2. Double-click the Printers folder.
3. Right-click the EPSON 600Q icon and choose Properties.
4. Click the Details tab. The following dialog box appears:
5. Click the Add Port button, then specify the network path
to the printer and click OK.
6. Open the Spool Manager window by double-clicking the
Spool Manager4 icon in the EPSON program group or
folder.
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7. In the Spool Manager window, double-click your
printer’s queue. The Queue Setup dialog box appears.
8. Make sure the Use Print Manager for this port option is
checked. Then click OK.
Setting Up Your Journal File Directory
Follow these steps to set up the computer connected to the
printer and any other computers on the network:
1. On the computer connected to the printer, open the Spool
Manager window as described on page 4-2.
2. In the Spool Manager window, double-click the queue
you want to use for network printing. The Queue Setup
dialog box appears.
3. Click the Spool to remote printer button.
4. Click the Browse button.
5. Select the remote server directory that will receive
journal files and click OK.
6. On remote systems, open the Spool Manager window as
described on page 4-2.
7. In the Spool Manager window, double-click the queue
you want to use for network printing. The Queue Setup
dialog box appears.
8. Click the Remote Despool tab and then click the Printing
from remote queues option.
9. Click the Browse button.
10. Select the directory you’re using for journal files on the
remote server (selected in step 5) and click OK.
11. Click OK to exit the Queue Setup dialog box.
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5
Maintenance
and
Transportation
It’s easy to keep your EPSON 600Q printer working at its
best. All you have to do is follow the simple instructions in
this chapter for replacing ink cartridges, performing routine
maintenance, and moving the printer.
This chapter covers the following procedures:
◗
Cleaning the print heads
◗
Replacing an ink cartridge
◗
Aligning the print heads
◗
Cleaning the printer
◗
Transporting the printer
Cleaning the Print Heads
If your printed image is unexpectedly light or faint, or dots
are missing from the image, you may need to clean the print
heads. This unclogs the nozzles so they can deliver ink
properly.
Cleaning the print heads uses ink, so clean them only if print
quality declines. You can use either of the following to clean
the print heads:
◗
The Head Cleaning utility in your printer software
◗
The printer’s control panel buttons
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Maintenance and Transportation
Using the Head Cleaning Utility
Follow these steps to run the utility:
B
A
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and
color ink out lights are off.
the black and
2. Access the Main printer settings dialog box as described
in Chapter 1.
3. Click the Utility tab. You see the Utility menu.
4. Click the Head Cleaning icon.
Caution:
Never turn off the printer
while the power light is
flashing. However, if the
light is still flashing after 10
minutes and the print head is
not moving or making noise,
you may turn off the printer.
P
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to clean the print
heads. Cleaning each head takes about two minutes,
during which the printer makes some noise and the
power light flashes.
P
P
When the power light stops flashing, you need to run a
nozzle check to check the print quality and reset the
cleaning cycle.
6. Make sure paper is loaded in the printer and click Print
nozzle check pattern. See page 5-4 for instructions on
examining the nozzle check pattern.
If your print quality has not improved, repeat the steps above.
If you don’t notice any improvement after doing this four
or five times, check the print quality solutions in Chapter 6,
“Troubleshooting.”
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Maintenance and Transportation
Using the Control Panel
B
A
Press the R cleaning button and hold it for three seconds.
Cleaning takes about two minutes, during which the
printer makes some noise and the P power light flashes.
After the cleaning cycle is complete and the P power
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing, and
color ink out lights are off.
that the black and
2.
light stops flashing, you need to run a nozzle check to
check the print quality and reset the cleaning cycle.
3. Access the Main printer settings dialog box as described
in Chapter 1.
4. Click the Utility tab. You see the Utility menu.
5. Click the Nozzle Check icon. See the next section for
instructions on examining the nozzle check pattern.
If your print quality has not improved, repeat the steps above.
If you don’t notice any improvement after doing this
several times, check the print quality solutions in Chapter 6,
“Troubleshooting.”
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Maintenance and Transportation
Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern
Examine the nozzle check pattern you print. It should look
something like this, with the lower pattern colored cyan,
magenta, and yellow:
W0186B
Each staggered horizontal and straight vertical line should be
complete, with no gaps in the dot pattern. If your printout
looks okay, you’re done. If any dots are missing, clean the
print heads again, as explained in the previous sections.
Replacing an Ink Cartridge
B
Caution:
For best results, don’t
replace an ink cartridge
unless its ink out light is
flashing or on.
If ink runs out, you can’t
continue printing, even if
ink remains in the other
cartridge.
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 warranty.
A
When a black or color ink out light flashes, the indicated
cartridge is low on ink. This is a good time to make sure you
have a new cartridge. When the light stays on, the cartridge is
empty and you need to replace it.
Use these EPSON ink cartridges within six months of
installing them and before the expiration date on the package:
Black ink cartridge S020093
Color ink cartridge S020089
When you need new ink cartridges, contact your dealer or
call EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766 (U.S. only). In
Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
5-4
Maintenance and Transportation
Removing an Empty Ink Cartridge
B
A
You can replace a cartridge when the black or
color ink
out light is either flashing or on. Follow these steps:
R
Caution:
cleaning
If you press the
button when no ink out light
is flashing or on, the printer
cleans the print heads as
described on page 5-9.
If you need to replace an ink
cartridge before the lights
flash (because the ink is too
old, for example) follow the
instructions on page 5-7.
Leave the old cartridge
installed until you are ready
to replace it with a new one.
Attempting to print without a
cartridge installed can
damage your printer.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing.
2. Determine which cartridge needs to be replaced.
3. Lower the output tray and raise the printer cover.
R cleaning button and hold it for three seconds.
The print heads move slightly left and the P power light
4. Press the
begins flashing. (The print heads return to their home
position if you don’t proceed to step 5 within 60
seconds.)
5. Pull up the ink cartridge clamp. The cartridge rises up
from its holder. (Although the illustration shows the
color ink cartridge, the procedure is the same for
replacing the black ink cartridge.)
Once your remove an ink
cartridge, it becomes
unusable and cannot be
reinstalled.
ink cartridge clamp
6. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it
carefully.
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Maintenance and Transportation
7. Follow the steps in the next section to install the new ink
cartridge.
Warning:
If ink gets on your hands, wash
them thoroughly with soap and
water. If ink gets into your
eyes, flush them immediately
with water.
Installing the New Cartridge
Once you have removed the empty cartridge, you’re ready to
install the new one. Follow these steps:
1. Remove the new ink cartridge from its packaging.
2. Remove the yellow tape seal as shown:
Caution:
You must remove the tape
seal from the top of the
cartridge; leaving the tape on
will permanently damage it.
Do not remove the clear seal
from the bottom of the
cartridge; ink will leak out.
black cartridge
color cartridge
3. Lower the ink cartridge into its holder with the label
facing up and the arrow pointing to the back of the
printer. The larger cartridge (color) goes on the right, the
black ink cartridge on the left.
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Maintenance and Transportation
Caution:
Don’t open the clamp or
remove a cartridge except
to replace it with a new one.
Once you remove a
cartridge, you can’t reuse it,
even if it contains ink.
4. Press down the ink cartridge clamp until it locks in place.
5. If you need to replace the other ink cartridge, remove it
as described in “Removing an Empty Ink Cartridge” on
page 5-5. Then follow steps 1 through 4 in this section.
6. Press the
R cleaning button and close the printer cover.
The printer moves the print heads and begins charging
the ink delivery system. (Even if you don’t press the
button, ink charging begins 60 seconds after you close
the clamp.)
Caution:
Never turn off the printer
power light is
while the
flashing. However, if the
light is still flashing after 10
minutes and the printer is
not moving or making noise,
you may turn off the printer.
P
P
The power light flashes and the printer makes various
sounds. Charging takes about two minutes. When it’s
finished, you can print again.
Replacing an Outdated Ink Cartridge
If an ink cartridge is more than six months old, you may need
to replace it. How can you tell? You may notice that your
printouts don’t look as good as they used to. If print quality
doesn’t improve after cleaning and aligning the print heads,
you can replace one or both cartridges.
5-7
Maintenance and Transportation
A
Follow these steps to replace an ink cartridge before the
color ink out light is flashing or on:
black or
B
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing.
2. Lower the output tray and raise the printer cover.
E
3. Press the load/eject button and hold it down for a few
seconds until the print heads move to the left.
Caution:
To avoid damaging the
printer, never move the print
heads by hand.
4. Pull up the ink cartridge clamp. The cartridge rises up
from its holder.
5. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it
carefully.
6. Follow the steps in the previous section, “Installing the
New Cartridge,” to install the new ink cartridge.
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Maintenance and Transportation
Aligning the Print Heads
If your printouts contain misaligned vertical lines, you may
need to align the print heads. Follow these steps:
Caution:
Load paper that’s at least 8.3
inches wide so ink doesn’t
spray onto the platen.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and paper is loaded.
2. Access the Main printer settings dialog box as described
in Chapter 1.
3. Click the Utility tab. You see the Utility menu.
4. Click the Print Head Alignment icon.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to print a test page
and select the correct alignment.
Cleaning the Printer
To keep your printer working at its best, you should clean it
several times a year, following these steps:
Caution:
Don’t touch the gears inside
the printer.
Never use alcohol or thinner
for cleaning; they can
damage the printer
components and case.
Don’t use a hard or abrasive
brush.
Don’t get water on the
printer components.
Don’t spray lubricants or oils
inside the printer.
1. Turn off the printer, unplug the power cord, and
disconnect the printer cable.
2. Remove all the paper from the sheet feeder.
3. Carefully clean away dust and dirt with a soft, damp
cloth.
4. Clean the exterior of the printer with a soft, damp cloth.
Keep the printer cover closed so water doesn’t get inside.
5. Clean ink out of the printer’s interior with a soft, damp
cloth.
5-9
Maintenance and Transportation
Transporting the Printer
Caution:
To avoid damage, always
leave the ink cartridges
installed when transporting
the printer.
If you want to move your printer some distance, you need to
prepare it for transportation and repack it in the original box.
Follow these steps:
1. Turn on the printer and wait until the print heads lock in
the far right position. Then turn off the printer.
2. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet. Then
disconnect the interface cable from the printer.
3. Remove any paper from the sheet feeder and remove the
paper support.
4. Push in the output tray extensions and close the tray.
5. Repack the printer and attachments in the original box
using the protective materials that came with it. See the
Notice Sheet that was packed with the printer.
Be sure to keep the printer flat as you transport it. If you
notice a decline in print quality after transporting the printer,
clean the print heads; if output is misaligned, align the print
heads. See the instructions in this chapter.
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6
Troubleshooting
As you use your printer, you may occasionally experience a
paper jam or other 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 tells you everything you need to know about the
following:
◗
Diagnosing problems
◗
Improving print quality
◗
Solving printing problems
◗
Fixing paper jams and other paper problems
◗
Solving miscellaneous printout problems
Diagnosing Problems
Your printer includes a number of ways to help you diagnose
problems:
◗
To identify the most common problems, check the lights
on the printer’s control panel. See “What To Do When
the Printer Lights Flash” on page 1-9.
◗
You can also use the Status Monitor utility to identify
common problems. For instructions, see page 4-4.
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Troubleshooting
◗
For the latest information, check the EPSON 600Q Help
program and the ReadMe file in the EPSON program
group or folder.
◗
If none of the suggested solutions in this chapter solve
your problem, contact EPSON as described under “Where
to Get Help” in the Introduction.
Running a Printer Check
You can run a printer check to determine whether the
problem comes from the printer itself or some other source.
◗
If the results are satisfactory, the problem lies in software
settings, the interface cable, or your computer.
◗
If the printer check does not print correctly, you have a
problem with your printer. See the suggestions in this
chapter for possible solutions.
Follow these steps to check the printer:
1. Make sure both the printer and computer are turned off.
2. Disconnect the interface cable from the printer.
Caution:
Use paper that’s at least 8.2
inches wide. Otherwise the
print head will spray ink
directly onto the platen.
3. Make sure paper is loaded in the printer.
E
P
4. Hold down the load/eject button and press the power
button to turn on the printer. Then release both buttons.
The printer prints one page containing a nozzle check
pattern and the printer’s ROM version. The following
sample is in black, but the actual printout is in color.
W0186
02BB
5. After it prints the page, turn off the printer. Reconnect the
interface cable and turn on your printer and computer.
6-2
Troubleshooting
Improving Print Quality
You can often improve print quality by doing one of the
following:
◗
Clean the print heads (see Chapter 5 for instructions).
◗
Use higher quality paper appropriate for your print job
(see Chapter 3 for a list of EPSON papers).
◗
Match the Media Type setting in the Main printer settings
dialog box to the type of media you loaded in the printer
(see Chapter 3 for details).
◗
Turn off High Speed mode in the Advanced printer
settings dialog box (see Chapter 2 for details).
◗
Make sure Economy mode is off in the printer driver.
◗
Replace the ink cartridges. (Check the status of the
black and
color ink out lights first. See Chapter 5 for
instructions.)
B
A
Here are some detailed solutions to specific print quality
problems.
Printed image has horizontal banding
Possible cause
Solution
The Media Type setting
doesn’t match the loaded
paper.
Make sure the Media Type setting matches the loaded paper or other
media. Then the printer software can automatically select other settings
for the best quality. See Chapters 1 and 3.
The printable side of the paper
is face down.
Remove the paper and reload it with the printable side face up. See
Chapter 3 for instructions.
The print head nozzles are
clogged.
Clean the print heads. See Chapter 5 for instructions.
The ink cartridges are low on
ink.
color ink out lights to see which cartridge you
Check the black and
may need to replace. See Chapter 5.
The MicroWeave option is not
set.
Turn on MicroWeave in the advanced printer settings dialog box. See
Chapter 2 for more information.
B
A
6-3
Troubleshooting
Vertical lines are misaligned or vertical banding appears
Possible cause
Solution
The print head nozzles are
clogged.
Clean the print heads. See Chapter 5 for instructions.
High Speed mode is turned
on.
Turn off High Speed mode if vertical lines are misaligned. See Chapter 2
for information.
The print heads are
misaligned.
Run the Print Head Alignment utility. See Chapter 5 for instructions.
The printed image has incorrect or missing colors
Possible cause
Solution
The Ink option is set to Black.
Change the Ink setting to Color. See Chapter 1 for instructions.
The Media Type setting
doesn’t match the loaded
paper.
Make sure the Media Type setting matches the paper or media you’re
using. Then the printer software can automatically select other settings for
the best quality. See Chapters 1 and 3.
The printable side of the paper
is face down.
Remove the paper and reload it with the printable side face up. See
Chapter 3 for instructions.
The Halftoning and Color
Adjustment Mode options are
set incorrectly for your
document type.
Use the correct settings for the project you are printing, following the
instructions in Chapter 2.
The print head nozzles are
clogged.
Clean the print heads. See Chapter 5 for instructions.
The ICM (Windows 95)
settings are incorrect for your
document.
Use the Automatic mode setting or choose a different project type setting.
See Chapter 2 for more information.
The ink cartridges are low on
ink or one or more ink colors
are empty.
Check the black and
color ink out lights to see which cartridge you
may need to replace. See Chapter 5 for instructions.
The colors displayed on your
monitor don’t match the
printed colors.
Because your monitor and printer use different technologies to represent
colors, your printed colors cannot exactly match the colors you see on
your monitor screen. Use the ICM (Windows 95) setting. See Chapter 2
for more information.
The color settings in your
application software need
adjustment.
You may be able to adjust various color settings in your application
software. See your software documentation for more information.
B
A
6-4
Troubleshooting
The printed image is faint or has gaps
Possible cause
Solution
The print head nozzles are
clogged.
Clean the print heads. See Chapter 5 for instructions.
The Media Type setting
doesn’t match the loaded
paper.
Make sure the Media Type setting matches the loaded paper or other
media. Then the printer software can automatically select other settings
for the best quality. See Chapters 1 and 3.
The loaded paper is damaged,
old, or dirty.
Remove the paper and reload a new stack with the printable side face up.
See Chapter 3 for instructions.
The ink cartridges are low on
ink.
Check the black and
color ink out lights to see which cartridge you
may need to replace. See Chapter 5 for instructions.
B
A
The printed image is blurry or smeared
Possible cause
Solution
The printer’s adjust lever is in
the 0 position.
Set the adjust lever to the + position and try printing again. See Chapter 3
for instructions.
The paper is damp or the
printable side is face down.
Remove the paper and reload a new stack with the printable side face up.
See Chapter 3 for instructions.
You loaded special media
without a support sheet.
Follow the special media loading instructions in Chapter 3 and on the
paper packaging for media that require support sheets. Also try loading
your media one sheet at a time.
You tried to print on
cardboard or other
nonrecommended media.
Make sure your paper or media meets the specifications listed in the
Appendix. If your printouts are still blurry after you change paper, clean
the print heads as described in Chapter 5.
The Media Type setting does
not match the loaded paper.
Make sure the Media Type setting matches the media you loaded. Then
the printer software can automatically select other settings for the best
quality. See Chapter 3 for information.
The sheets entering the output
tray are smearing the ink on
ejected pages.
Remove each sheet from the output tray as soon as it is printed to prevent
smearing, especially if you use transparencies.
Ink has leaked inside the
printer.
Clean carefully inside the printer to remove spilled ink. See Chapter 5 for
instructions.
The color ink cartridge is
empty.
Replace the color ink cartridge following the instructions in Chapter 5 or
choose Black ink in your printer software.
You’re using the High Speed
and MicroWeave settings with
a misaligned print head.
Turn off High Speed following the instructions in Chapter 2. Run the Print
Head Alignment utility following the instructions in Chapter 5.
6-5
Troubleshooting
Photographic images look grainy or rough
Possible cause
Solution
The print heads are
misaligned.
Run the Print Head Alignment utility. See Chapter 5 for instructions.
The resolution of your image
may be too low.
Increase the image resolution using your image-editing software, or
decrease the size of the image.
Color documents print in black and white
Possible cause
Solution
Your printer is not selected in
your application.
Select your printer and port in your software application.
Color printing is not selected.
Select color printing in your application and the printer driver.
Solving Printing Problems
If the printer won’t print, first check that:
P power light is on.
◗
The printer is turned on and the
◗
Paper is loaded in the printer.
◗
The printer is plugged into a working electrical outlet
that’s not controlled by a switch or timer.
◗
The interface cable is securely connected to the printer
and computer and both are turned on.
If you still can’t print, check the following solutions.
All lights are off
Possible cause
Solution
The printer is not receiving
power.
Try these solutions:
◗ Make sure the printer is turned on.
◗ Turn off the power and plug in the power cord securely.
◗ Make sure the outlet is not controlled by a switch or timer and is
operable.
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Only the
P power light is on, but nothing prints
Possible cause
Solution
The interface cable is not
connected securely.
Turn off your printer and computer. Then make sure the cable is
connected securely and meets the printer’s specifications. Try printing
again.
The printer has an internal
problem.
Turn off the printer and computer, disconnect the interface cable, and run
a printer check as described on page 6-2.
Your printer or application
software is installed
incorrectly.
If the printer check prints correctly, check your printer and application
software for correct installation. If you’re printing on a Windows 95
network, you may need to set up your printer for network printing, as
described in Chapter 4.
Your computer doesn’t have
enough memory to handle the
data in the file you are
printing.
Try one of the following:
◗ Reduce the resolution of your image.
◗ Select fewer colors or a lower resolution for your monitor.
◗ Add more memory to your computer.
Printing is stalled in Spool
Manager.
Delete the stalled print jobs in Spool Manager and resume printing; see
Chapter 4 for instructions.
The print heads are clogged or
the ink cartridges are too old.
If the printer sounds like it’s trying to print but doesn’t feed paper, clean
the print heads; see Chapter 5 for instructions.
6
If cleaning doesn’t help, replace the cartridges. For information on
cartridge life and replacement instructions, see Chapter 5.
The
S paper out light is flashing or on
Possible cause
Solution
If flashing, paper is jammed.
Remove the paper and follow the guidelines for preventing jams on page
6-11.
If on, paper is not loaded or is
loaded incorrectly.
Load paper or remove the stack and reload it as described in the Quick
Setup booklet or Chapter 3. Then press the E load/eject button to turn off
the light and resume printing.
A
B black or A color ink out light is flashing or on
Possible cause
Solution
If flashing, the ink supply is
getting low.
You need to replace the indicated ink cartridge soon. Make sure you have
a new cartridge, then see Chapter 5 for instructions.
If on, the ink cartridge is
empty.
You must replace the indicated ink cartridge; see Chapter 5 for
instructions.
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The
S paper and P power lights are flashing
Possible cause
Solution
A carriage error has occurred.
Remove any paper in the printer. Press the load/eject button for about
30 seconds. Then press it again. Turn the printer off, wait a few seconds,
and then turn it on and try printing again. If the error is not cleared,
contact EPSON as described in the Introduction.
E
All the lights are flashing
Possible cause
Solution
You haven’t removed all the
packing material from the
printer.
Remove the packing material, following the instructions on the Notice
Sheet in the box.
An internal error may have
occurred.
Turn off your printer, wait a few seconds, and turn it on again. If the lights
still flash or stay on, contact EPSON as described in the Introduction.
The printer has finished charging the ink cartridge, but the
P power light is still flashing
Possible cause
Solution
The ink cartridge clamp isn’t
locked down.
Press down on the clamp to lock it into place.
Packing material remains in
the printer.
Remove the packing material, following the instructions on the Notice
Sheet in the box.
The printer needs to initialize.
If the printer is not moving or making noise, but the light is still flashing
after 10 minutes, turn the printer off. If the light is still flashing when you
turn it back on, contact EPSON as described in the Introduction.
The printer software installed with Windows 3.1 does not work correctly after you upgrade to
Windows 95
Possible cause
Solution
Your printer software is not
set up correctly for Windows
95.
Reinstall the printer software after installing Windows 95, as described in
the Quick Setup booklet.
After you install your printing software, you see the Windows 95 New Hardware Found window
Possible cause
Solution
An operating system error has
occurred.
Click Do not install a driver, and then click OK.
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You see a spooling error message (Windows)
Possible cause
Solution
Spooling error messages or
very slow printing may be
caused by temporary files.
Change the Spool Manager default directory, following the instructions in
Chapter 4.
Your hard drive is too full.
Delete unnecessary files to make room on the drive.
Your computer doesn’t have
enough memory for the file
you’re printing.
Try one of the following:
◗ Reduce the resolution of your image.
◗ Select fewer colors or a lower resolution for your monitor.
◗ Add more memory to your computer.
In Windows 95, the Status Monitor box does not appear with the Despooler
Possible cause
Solution
The Windows Print Manager
is interfering with the Status
Monitor.
Make sure Use Print Manager for this port is not checked in the Spool
Manager Queue setup. Then check your bidirectional spool settings. See
Chapter 4 for instructions.
Printing is too slow
Possible cause
Solution
Your printer software options
are set incorrectly.
For faster printing, try the following:
◗ Set Print Quality to Economy.
◗ Turn MicroWeave off.
◗ Turn High Speed on.
◗ Choose No Halftoning.
◗ Choose Black ink.
See Chapters 1 and 2 for more information.
Your system doesn’t have
enough resources.
◗
◗
◗
◗
Your port settings are
incorrect in Windows 95.
Change your default spool directory and disable port settings as described
in Chapter 4.
Clear space on your hard disk drive or run a defragmentation utility.
Don’t run too many applications at the same time.
Turn off virtual memory.
Increase your system’s memory (RAM).
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Fixing Paper Problems
You can avoid most paper handling problems by doing the
following:
◗
Use smooth, high-quality media designed for ink jet
printers that meet the media specifications in the
Appendix.
◗
Follow all loading and handling instructions included
with the media.
◗
Load the media with the printable side face up, as
described in the Quick Setup booklet or Chapter 3.
If you have problems with paper feeding, paper jams, or
ejected paper, check here for solutions.
Paper doesn’t feed
Try this
Then do this
Remove the stack of paper
from the sheet feeder.
Check that the paper:
◗ Isn’t curled or creased.
◗ Isn’t too old (see Chapter 3 or your paper packaging for more
information).
◗ Isn’t loaded above the arrow on the left edge guide.
◗ Isn’t jammed inside the printer. (If the S paper out light is flashing,
paper is jammed.)
Then reload the paper as described in Chapter 3, making sure the left edge
guide is adjusted to fit the paper’s width.
Multiple pages feed at the same time
Try this
Then do this
Remove the stack of paper.
◗
◗
◗
◗
Make sure the paper isn’t too thin (see the paper specifications in the
Appendix).
Fan the edges of the stack of paper to separate the sheets.
Reload the paper as described in the Quick Setup booklet and
Chapter 3.
If more copies of a page or document are printing than you expected,
check that the Copies settings in both the printer settings dialog box
and your application program are set to 1. See Chapter 1 for
information.
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Paper jams inside the printer
Try this
Then do this
Turn off your printer, open the
cover, and remove all the
paper that’s inside, including
any little pieces that may have
torn off.
Reload the paper as described in the Quick Setup booklet and Chapter 3.
If your paper jams frequently, make sure you:
◗ Use smooth, high-quality paper, loaded printable side up.
◗ Fan the stack and then even the edges before loading it.
◗ Don’t load paper above the arrow mark on the left edge guide.
◗ Adjust the left edge guide to fit the width of your paper.
Paper doesn’t eject fully or is wrinkled
Possible cause
Solution
If the paper doesn’t eject fully,
you may have set the wrong
paper size.
Press the E load/eject button to eject the paper. Then make sure you select
the correct paper size in your application or printer software. (See the
paper specifications in the Appendix for the paper sizes you can print
with.)
If it’s wrinkled when it comes
out, the paper may be damp or
too thin.
See the paper specifications in the Appendix for paper thicknesses you
can print with, as well as environmental requirements for storage.
Solving Miscellaneous Printout
Problems
If your printout results are not what you expected, try these
solutions.
Characters are incorrect or garbled
Possible cause
Solution
Your printer is not the
Windows default printer.
Select your printer as the default Windows printer. See your Windows
documentation or online help for instructions.
Printing is stalled in Spool
Manager (Windows).
Delete the stalled print jobs in Spool Manager following the instructions
in Chapter 4. Then try printing again.
The interface cable is not
securely connected.
Turn off your printer and computer. Then make sure the cable is
connected securely and meets the printer’s specifications.
.
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The margins are incorrect
Possible cause
Solution
Margins are set incorrectly in
your software application.
Check your software documentation for instructions on selecting the
correct margins for your paper size.
Make sure the margins are within the printable area of the page. See the
Appendix for more information.
Paper settings in the printer
software are incorrect for your
paper size.
Select the correct paper settings for your paper size. See Chapter 1 for
more information.
The image is inverted as if viewed in a mirror
Possible cause
Solution
You used a Flip Horizontal
option in your application
software or the printer
software.
Turn off the Flip Horizontal or mirror setting in your application software
or the printer software. See Chapter 2 for information.
The printer prints blank pages
Possible cause
Solution
Your printer is not the
Windows default printer.
Select your printer as the default Windows printer. See your Windows
documentation or online help for instructions.
Paper settings in the printer
software are incorrect for your
paper size.
Select the correct paper settings for your paper size. See Chapter 1 for
more information.
The print head nozzles are
clogged.
Clean the print heads following the instructions in Chapter 5.
6-12
A
Specifications
Printing
Printing method
On-demand ink jet
Nozzle configuration
Monochrome (black) 64 nozzles (32 × 2 staggered)
Color (cyan, magenta, yellow) 32 nozzles × 3
Printable columns
and printing speeds
Character mode
Character pitch
(characters per inch)
Printing column
Draft speed
LQ printing
speed
10
80
400 cps
200 cps
12
96
480 cps
240 cps
15
120
600 cps
300 cps
17 (10 condensed)
137
684 cps
342 cps
20 (12 condensed)
160
800 cps
400 cps
cps = characters per second
Raster graphics mode
Print quality
Printable area
Available dots
CR speed
180 dpi
8.26 inches
1488
20 ips
360 dpi
8.26 inches
2976
20 ips
720 dpi
8.26 inches
5952
20 ips
ips = inches per second
Resolution
Maximum 1440 dpi × 720 dpi
Print direction
Bidirectional with logic seeking for text and graphics. (Auto print
direction can be set in the default-setting mode.)
Control code
ESC/P 2 and expanded raster graphics code
Line spacing
1/6 inch, 1/8 inch, or programmable in 1/360-inch increments
Paper feed speed
66.6 milliseconds per 1/6-inch line
Input buffer
32KB
A-1
Specifications
Fonts
Bitmap fonts
Font
10 cpi
12 cpi
15 cpi
Proportional
EPSON Roman
x
x
x
x
EPSON Sans Serif
x
x
x
x
EPSON Courier
x
x
x
EPSON Prestige
x
x
x
EPSON Script
x
x
x
Select other font/pitch combinations using ESC/P 2 commands.
See the Command List on page A-9.
Scalable fonts
Minimum
point size
Maximum
point size
EPSON Roman
8
32
2
EPSON Sans Serif
8
32
2
EPSON Roman T
8
32
2
EPSON Sans Serif H
8
32
2
Font
Increments
Each font has four variations: normal, bold, italic, and bold italic.
Note:
The printer always uses the fonts you selected with your software application. You need to use the printer’s
internal fonts only if your application doesn’t allow you to select fonts.
Character tables
Character sets
These character tables are selected with the default setting mode
(see page A-8 for instructions) or by using software commands.
◗
◗
PC437 (U.S./Standard Europe)
PC850 (Multilingual)
◗
PC860 (Portuguese)
◗
PC861 (Icelandic)
◗
PC863 (Canadian-French)
◗
PC865 (Nordic)
◗
Abicomp
◗
BRASCII
◗
Roman 8
◗
ISO Latin 1
◗
Italic
14 international character sets and 1 legal character set
A-2
Specifications
Paper
Paper type
Size
Paper types
Single sheets
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
A5 (148 × 210 mm)
B5 (182 × 257 mm)
Legal (8.5 × 14 inches)
Statement (5.5 × 8.5 inches)
Executive (7.5 × 10 inches)
Plain bond paper and 0.003 to 0.004 inch (0.08 17 to 24 lb
(64 to 90 g/m2)
special ink jet papers to 0.11 mm)
distributed by EPSON
Transparencies,
Glossy film,
Glossy paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
A6 (105 × 148 mm, glossy film
only)
Transparencies,
glossy paper, and
glossy film distributed
by EPSON
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
Self adhesive sheets
distributed by EPSON
Adhesive sheets
Envelopes
No. 10
DL
C6
Index cards
9.5 × 4.1 inches
(240 × 104 mm)
8.7 × 4.3 inches
(220 × 110 mm)
4.4 × 6.4 inches
(114 × 162 mm)
A6 (105 × 148 mm)
5 × 8 inches (127 × 203 mm)
10 × 8 inches (254 × 203 mm)
Thickness
Weight
Glossy film and
transparencies:
0.005 to 0.006 inch (0.13
to 0.15 mm)
glossy paper:
0.0066 to 0.0070 inch
(0.17 to 0.18 mm)
—
—
—
Plain bond paper or air 0.006 to 0.017 inch (0.16 12 to 20 lb
mail paper
to 0.43 mm)
(45 to 75 g/m2)
Ink jet cards
0.0091 inch (0.23 mm)
distributed by EPSON
50.7 lb
(188 g/m2)
Note:
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.
Ink jet paper, envelopes, glossy film, glossy paper, and transparencies are usable only under normal
conditions:
Temperature: 59 to 77 °F (15 to 25 °C)
Humidity:
40 to 60% RH
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper and Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets should be stored under the
following conditions:
Temperature: 59 to 86 °F (15 to 30 °C)
Humidity:
20 to 60% RH
Printable area
A-3
Specifications
A
A
B-L
B-R
B-L
B-R
C
C
Single sheet
A:
Envelope
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 mm).
B–L: The minimum left margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).
B–R: The minimum right margin for single sheet paper is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm) except for letter and legal size paper. The
minimum right margin for letter and legal size paper is 0.35 inch (9.0 mm).
The minimum right margin for envelopes is as follows:
0.28 inch (7.0 mm) for DL envelopes.
1.10 inches (28.0 mm) for No. 10 envelopes.
0.12 inch (3.0 mm) for C6 envelopes.
C:
The minimum bottom margin is 0.54 inch (14.0 mm).
Note:
Always load paper into the sheet feeder short edge first. However, envelopes should be loaded long edge first.
A-4
Specifications
Ink Cartridge
Specification
Black ink cartridge (S020093)
Color ink cartridge (S020089)
Color(s)
Black
Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow
Print capacity*
540 pages/A4 (ISO/IEC 10561 Letter Pattern at
360 dpi)
300 pages (A4, 360 dpi, 5% duty 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)
Freezing
temperature**
3.2 °F (–16 °C)
–0.4 °F (–18 °C)
Dimensions
0.7 (W) × 2.1(D) × 1.5 (H) inches
19.8 (W) × 52.7(D) × 38.5 (H) mm
1.7 (W) × 2.1(D) × 1.5 (H) inches
42.9 (W) × 52.7 (D) × 38.5 (H) mm
*
The print capacity may vary, depending on how often you use the print head cleaning function.
**
It thaws and is usable after approximately 3 hours at 77 °F (25 °C).
Caution:
To ensure good results, use genuine EPSON ink cartridges. Other products may cause damage to your
printer not covered by EPSON’s warranty.
Don’t use an ink cartridge if the date on the package has expired.
Mechanical
Paper feed method
Friction
Paper path
Sheet feeder, rear entry
Sheet feeder capacity
100 sheets at 17 lb (64 g/m2) paper
Total print volume
75,000 pages (A4, Text)
Dimensions
Storage
Width: 16.9 inches (429 mm)
Depth: 10.8 inches (275 mm)
Height: 6.6 inches (168 mm)
Printing
Width: 16.9 inches (429 mm)
Depth: 24.1 inches (613 mm)
27.4 inches (695 mm) when printing transparencies
Height: 12.2 inches (309 mm)
7.7 inches (196 mm) when printing transparencies
Weight
11.5 lb (5.2 kg) without the ink cartridges
A-5
Specifications
Electrical
Specification
120V Model
Input voltage range
220−240V Model
103.5 to 132V
198 to 264V
Rated frequency range
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency range
49.5 to 60.5 Hz
Rated current
0.4A
Power consumption
0.2A
Approx. 15W (ISO/IEC 10561 Letter Pattern)
Note:
Check the label on the back of the printer for the voltage of your printer.
Environmental
Temperature
Operation: 50 to 95 °F (10 to 35 °C)
Storage: –4 to 140 °F (–20 to 60 °C), stored in shipping container
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
120 hours at 140 °F (60 °C)
Humidity
Operation: 20 to 80% RH
Storage: 5 to 85% RH (stored in shipping container, without
condensation)
Safety Approvals
Safety standards
UL 1950 with D3, CSA C22.2 No.950 with D3
EMC
FCC part 15 subpart B class B, CSA C108.8 class B
Interface
Parallel interface
Forward channel
Your printer is equipped with an 8-bit parallel interface and a serial
interface.
The built-in parallel interface has the following characteristics:
Data format: 8-bit parallel, IEEE-1284 compatibility mode
Synchronization: STROBE pulse
Handshake timing: BUSY and ACKNLG signals
Signal level: TTL compatible
Connector: 57-30360 Amphenol connector or equivalent
Reverse channel
Transmission mode: IEEE-1284 Nibble mode
Adaptable connector: 57-30360 Amphenol Connector or equivalent
Synchronization: Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification
A-6
Specifications
Handshaking: Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification
Signal level: IEEE-1284 Level 1 device
Data transmission timing: Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification
Serial interface
The printer’s built-in serial interface is based on the RS-423
standard. This interface has the following characteristics:
Standard: Based on RS-423
Synchronization: Synchronous
Bit rate: Approx. 900 Kbps
Handshaking: X-ON/X-OFF DTR protocol
Word format:
Data bit: 8 bits
Parity bit: None
Start bit: 1 bit
Stop bit: 1 bit
Connector: 8-pin mini-circular connector
Recommended cable: Apple System Peripheral-8 cable (Part
number M0197)
Initialization
The printer can be initialized (returned to a fixed set of conditions)
in these ways:
∗ The printer is turned on.
Hardware
initialization ∗ The printer receives an INIT signal from the parallel
interface.
∗ Software sends the ESC @ (initialize the printer) command.
Software
initialization
The last panel settings are kept.
Hardware
initialization
When the printer is turned on, the printer mechanism is initialized,
the input and print buffers are cleared, and all settings return to their
default values. However, the printer mechanism is not initialized if
the printer is turned on within 10 seconds after being turned off. In
this case, the printer caps the print head, and ejects any paper in the
paper path.
Software
initialization
Software initialization clears the print buffer and returns all settings
to their default values, as shown below.
A-7
Specifications
Default Settings
The table below shows the default settings that take effect when the
printer is initialized. To change these settings, follow the
instructions in “Built-in Fonts and Character Tables.”
Item
Default setting
Top-of-form position
Current paper position
Page length
Single sheets: 22 inches
Left and right margins
Cancelled
Line spacing
1/6-inch line spacing
Character pitch
Last font selected using default setting mode
Vertical tab position
Cleared
Horizontal tab positions
Every eight characters
Font selection
Last font selected using default setting mode
Special printing effects
Cancelled (except condensed and economy
printing)
User-defined character set
Hardware/control panel initialization: cleared
Software initialization: deselected only
Built-in Fonts and Character Tables
Your printer has eight built-in fonts and eleven character tables that
you can select using the printer’s default setting mode as described
below. The setting you choose takes effect each time you turn on
the printer. Available fonts and character tables are listed on
page A-2.
Note:
The font and character table selections you make with your software override the settings you make using the
default setting mode. For best results, use your software to make these settings.
To change the default font or character table, follow these steps:
1.
Make sure the printer is turned off and paper is loaded in the
sheet feeder. (Use paper at least 8.3 inches wide. Otherwise the
print heads will spray ink directly onto the platen.)
2.
Hold down the R cleaning button and turn on the printer.
The printer loads a sheet of paper and prints a brief summary
and instructions.
3.
Follow the instructions on the sheet and press the R cleaning
button until the control panel lights indicate the language of
your choice.
A-8
Specifications
4.
Press the E load/eject button to print the default font and
character table and the next page of instructions.
The instruction sheet lists all of the fonts and character tables
you can select.
5.
Select the font and character table you want to use.
6.
Exit the default setting mode by turning off the printer.
If you want to check the current default font and character table,
enter the default setting mode again and print the current settings,
which are indicated by arrows.
Note:
You may exit default setting mode any time by turning off the printer. Any changes you made remain in effect
until you change them again.
Command List
ESC/P 2 control
codes
This section lists the available printer commands by topic. Your
printer works with the following commands.
Selecting EPSON ESC/P 2 printer in your software allows you to
use the most advanced font and graphics handling available. See the
ESC/P  Reference Manual for details.
General operation
ESC@, ESC U, ESC EM
Paper feeding
CR, FF, LF, ESC 0, ESC 2, ESC 3, ESC +
Page format
ESC ( C, ESC C, ESC C0, ESC Q, ESC l, ESC ( c, ESC N, ESC O
Print position
motion
ESC $, ESC \, ESC ( V, ESC ( v, ESC D, HT, ESC B, VT, ESC J
Font selection
ESC k, ESC x, ESC X, ESC P, ESC M, ESC g, ESC p, ESC 4, ESC
5, ESC E, ESC F, ESC !
Font enhancement
ESC W, DC4, SO, DC2, SI, ESC w, ESC G, ESC H, ESC T,
ESC S, ESC -, ESC ( -, ESC q
Spacing
ESC Space, ESC c, ESC ( U
Character handling
ESC t, ESC ( t, ESC R, ESC %, ESC &, ESC :, ESC 6, ESC 7,
ESC ( ^
Bit image
ESC *
Graphics
ESC ( G, ESC ., ESC ( i, ESC ( e, ESC ( \, ESC ( s
Color
ESC r, ESC ( r
Printing mode
ESC ( K
A-9
Glossary
banding
buffer
character table
characters per inch
(cpi)
The horizontal lines that sometimes appear when printing
graphics. See also MicroWeave.
The portion of the printer’s memory used to store data before
printing it.
A collection of letters, numbers, and symbols that provides
you with the characters used in a particular language.
A measure of the size of text characters, sometimes referred
to as pitch.
CMYK
Cyan (blue-green), magenta, yellow, and black. These
colored inks are used to create the subtractive system array of
printed colors.
default
A value or setting that takes effect when the equipment is
turned on, reset, or initialized.
dithering
dpi
A halftoning method in which dots are arranged in an orderly
pattern. Dithering works best for printing images with solid
colors, such as charts and graphs. See also halftoning.
Dots per inch. The dpi measures the resolution. See also
resolution.
driver
A software program that sends instructions to a computer
device to tell it what to do. For example, your printer driver
accepts print data from your word processing application and
sends instructions to the printer on how to print this data.
Error Diffusion
This halftoning setting smooths out edges by randomly
placing dots of varying colors. This has the opposite effect of
the Finest Detail setting.
G-1
Glossary
ESC/P
ESC/P 2
Finest Detail
font
grayscale
halftoning
initialization
ink jet
Abbreviation for Epson Standard Code for Printers. This
system of commands gives you control of your printer from
your computer. It is standard for all EPSON printers and
supported by most application programs for personal
computers.
The enhanced version of the ESC/P printer command
language. Commands in this language produce laser-like
features, such as scalable fonts and enhanced graphics
printing.
This printer driver setting automatically makes your printed
images sharper and clearer. This has the opposite effect of the
Error Diffusion setting. Be aware that this may increase the
time required for printing.
A style of type designated by a name.
A scale of shades of gray from black to white. Grayscale is
used to represent colors when printing with black ink only.
A method of using dot patterns to represent an image.
Halftoning makes it possible to produce varying shades of
gray using only black dots, or a nearly infinite array of colors
using only a few colors of dots.
Returns the printer to its defaults (fixed set of conditions).
This happens every time you turn on or reset the printer.
A method of printing in which each letter or symbol is
formed by precisely spraying ink onto paper.
interface
The connection between the computer and a peripheral such
as a printer. Some printers have two interfaces, parallel and
serial. A parallel interface transmits data one byte, or eight
bits, at a time. A serial interface transmits data one bit at a
time.
ips
Inches per second. This scale is used to measure the printing
speed.
G-2
Glossary
media
Materials upon which data is printed, such as envelopes,
plain paper, special paper, and transparencies.
MicroWeave
Printing technology that produces images in fine increments
to reduce the possibility of banding. See also banding.
monochrome
This means printing with only one color of ink, which is
generally black ink.
parallel interface
See interface.
print queue
Print jobs that are sent to the printer while it is busy are stored
in a waiting line, or print queue, until they can be printed.
print server
The computer connected to the printer. It receives the jobs
and then distributes them to the assigned printer. It also holds
extra print jobs while the printer is busy. See also print
queue.
printable area
The area of a page on which the printer can print. It is smaller
than the physical size of the page due to margins.
printer driver
See driver.
proportional printing
reset
resolution
Printing in which the width of the character varies from
character to character. For example, a capital W receives
much more space than a lowercase i. The result looks more
like a typeset book than a typewritten draft.
To return a printer to its defaults either by sending a
command, an INIT signal or by turning the printer off and then
back on.
The number of dots per inch used to represent an image.
RGB
Red, green, and blue. These colors, in phosphors irradiated by
the computer monitor’s electron gun, are used to create the
additive array of screen colors.
scalable fonts
Fonts that can be enlarged or reduced. Nonscalable fonts are
called bitmap fonts and can’t change in size.
G-3
Glossary
screen pattern
This feature prints shaded areas as they appear on screen,
instead of printing them as halftones.
serial interface
See interface.
spool
The process by which the printer driver converts the print
data into codes that your printer understands. This data is
then sent to the printer directly or to the print server.
Spool Manager
An EPSON software program that converts print data into
codes that your printer understands. See also spool.
Status Monitor
An EPSON software program that displays the printer’s
status, such as paper out or the amount of ink remaining
before printing.
subtractive colors
Colors produced by pigments that absorb some colors of light
and reflect others. See also CMYK.
G-4
Index
A
Adjust lever, 3-5
Advanced mode and halftoning,
2-5
Advanced mode, selecting,
2-1 to 2-2
Advanced settings
custom, 2-3 to 2-9
predefined, 2-1 to 2-3
Aligning print heads, 5-8, 6-4
Automatic mode, 1-3
B
Banding, 6-3 to 6-4
Banners
loading paper, 3-7
printing, 3-8 to 3-9
Blank pages, 6-13
Blurry printouts, 6-5
Brightness setting, 2-7
Built-in fonts, A-8
C
Cards, see Photo Quality Ink Jet
media
Character tables, A-8
Characters, garbled, 6-12
Cleaning
print heads, 5-1 to 5-3
printer, 5-8
Cleaning sheets, 3-3
Color Adjustment modes, 2-6
Color problems, 6-4
CompuServe, 5
Contrast setting, 2-7
Control codes, A-1, A-9
Control panel
buttons, 1-10
lights, 1-9
using, 1-9 to 1-10, 6-1 to 6-2,
6-6 to 6-8
Custom paper size, 3-7, 3-8
Custom settings
color, 2-6 to 2-8
deleting, 2-9
print quality, 2-3 to 2-5
project types, 2-2
saving, 2-8
special effects, 2-3 to 2-5
Customer Care Centers, 4
Cyan setting, 2-7
I-1
D
Default printer options, setting,
1-4 to 1-5
Deleting print job, 4-3
Despooler, 1-6, 4-5
Dithering, 2-5
DOS, printing from, 1-7
Draft printing, 2-3
Driver, help, 1-10 to 1-11
E
Economy setting, 2-3
Electrical specifications, A-6
ENERGY STAR, 6
Energy-saving tips, 6
Envelopes
printing, 3-5
specifications, A-3, A-4
Environmental specifications,
A-6
EPSON
Accessories, 4
Answers, 2
Customer Care Centers, 4
Electronic Support Services,
4 to 5
help, 4 to 5
media, 1-8, 3-1 to 3-2
World Wide Web site, 5
ESC/P 2, 1-7, A-9
Index
F
Internet, 5
Iron-On Transfer Paper
choosing, 1-8
printing, 2-5, 3-6
Faint printouts, 6-5, 6-6
FaxAdvice, 5
Film, see Photo Quality Glossy
media
Flip horizontal setting, 6-12
Fonts, A-2
Forms, printing, 3-3
G
Glossy media
choosing, 1-8
printing, 3-4
specifications, A-3
H
Halftoning setting, 2-4, 2-5
Head Cleaning utility, 5-2
Help, online, 1-10 to 1-11
Horizontal banding, 6-3
I
ICM (Image Color Matching), 1,
2-1, 2-3, 2-6 to 2-8
Index cards, see Photo Quality
Ink Jet media
Initialization, A-7
Ink cartridge
replacing, 5-4 to 5-7
specifications, A-5
Ink jet cards
choosing, 1-8
printing, 3-6
specifications, A-3
Ink jet paper
choosing, 1-8, 3-8
printing, 3-3
specifications, A-3
Ink setting, 2-4
Ink, monitoring level, 1-6, 4-5
Interface specifications
parallel, A-6
serial, A-7
I-2
J
Jammed paper, 1-9, 6-10, 6-11
Journal files, 4-2, 4-7
L
Legal-size paper, 3-3
Letterhead, 3-3
Lever, adjust, 3-5, 6-5
Lights, using, 1-9, 6-1, 6-6 to 6-7
M
Magenta setting, 2-7
Maintaining printer, 5-1 to 5-8
Managing print jobs, 4-1 to 4-5
Margins
problems, 6-12
specifications, A-4
with multiple sheets, 3-4
Mechanical specifications, A-5
Media Type setting, 2-4, 3-1
MicroWeave setting, 2-5
Mirror images, 2-5, 6-12
Moving printer, 5-9
N
Network
path, 4-6 to 4-7
printing, 4-5
Nozzle Check
pattern, 5-4, 6-2
utility, 5-2 to 5-4
O
Online driver help, 1-10 to 1-11
Index
P
Problems
diagnosing, 6-1 to 6-2
paper handling, 6-10 to 6-11
print quality, 6-3 to 6-5
printing, 6-6 to 6-10
solving, 6-1 to 6-13
unexpected printout results,
6-12 to 6-13
Paper
adjust lever, 3-5
coated, 3-1
glossy, see Photo Quality
Glossy media
handling problems,
6-10 to 6-11
legal, 3-3
letterhead, 3-3
menu, 1-4
plain, 3-1
specifications, A-3 to A-4
support, 3-4
thickness lever, see Adjust
lever
Paper jams, 1-9, 6-10, 6-11
Paper size, custom, 3-7
Photo Quality Glossy media
choosing, 1-8
printing, 3-4
specifications, A-3
Photo Quality Ink Jet media
choosing, 1-8
printing, 3-3, 3-6
specifications, A-3
Photo setting, 2-2
Predefined advanced settings,
2-1 to 2-3
Print Head Alignment utility, 5-8,
6-4
Print job, deleting, 4-3
Print quality problems, 6-3 to 6-5
Print Quality setting, 2-4
Print queue, 4-2
Printable area, A-4
Printer driver, accessing
Control Panel, 1-4 to 1-5
Windows applications, 1-2
Printer operation check, 6-2
Printer software, using,
1-10 to 1-11
Printer status, Windows, 1-6
I-3
Q
Quality/Speed slider, 1-3
R
Replacing ink cartridges,
5-4 to 5-7
Resolution, 2-4, A-1
S
Safety
approvals, A-6
instructions, 6 to 8
Saturation setting, 2-7
Self adhesive sheets
choosing, 1-8
printing, 3-6
specifications, A-3
Self test, 6-2
Service, 4 to 5
Smears, 3-5, 6-5
Specifications
electrical, A-6
environmental, A-6
ink cartridge, A-5
interface, A-6
mechanical, A-5
paper, A-3 to A-4
printing, A-1 to A-2
Spool directory, 4-3
Spool Manager
problems, 6-7, 6-9, 6-12
Windows, 4-2 to 4-3
Index
Status Monitor
problems, 6-1
Windows, 1-6, 4-4
Support, EPSON, 4 to 5
System requirements
Windows, 2
T
Technical specifications,
A-1 to A-7
Testing printer, 6-2
Text/Graph setting, 2-2
Transfer paper, 3-6
Transparencies
choosing, 1-8
printing, 3-4
specifications, A-3
Transporting printer, 5-9
Troubleshooting, 6-1 to 6-12
U
User Defined paper size, 3-8, 3-9
Utilities
Head Cleaning, 5-2
Nozzle Check, 5-2 to 5-4
Print Head Alignment, 5-8
V
Video/Digital Camera setting,
2-2, 2-7
W
Windows
managing print jobs from,
4-1 to 4-5
printing from, 1-1 to 1-4
Spool Manager, 4-2 to 4-3
Windows 95, ICM, 2-6 to 2-8
World Wide Web, 5
Y
Yellow setting, 2-7
I-4
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