Epson | R320 - Stylus Photo Color Inkjet Printer | Specifications | Epson R320 - Stylus Photo Color Inkjet Printer Specifications

Epson Stylus Photo R320
EPSON Papers
Printer Parts
Printer
Paper support
extension
When printing from your computer using the Epson® printer
driver, you can choose from any of the following Epson
papers. When printing without a computer, select one of the
papers marked with an asterisk (*) See page 3 for information
about paper settings. The printer also works with plain paper.
Printer cover
Preview monitor
Paper
support
Control panel
Edge
guide
Memory
card cover
EXT I/F
USB port
Paper name
Size
Part
number
Epson Premium Bright
White Paper
Epson Photo Quality Ink
Jet Paper
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041586
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
Legal (8.5 x 14 inches)
A6 (4.1 x 5.8 inches)
S041062
S041061
S041067
S041054
Panoramic (8.3 x 23
inches)
Borderless 4 x 6 inches,
non-perforated*
4 x 6 inches, perforated
edges
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)*
S041145
Epson Photo Quality Ink
Jet Cards
Epson Photo Paper
Output tray
Output tray extension
Epson Glossy Photo Paper
Control Panel
LCD screen
Save custom
Advanced
settings
Choose Basic
or Advanced
mode
Basic
Choose menu
settings
Advanced
Custom Direct Save
Stop
OK
Back
Return to
previous menu
or cancel menu
selection
Epson ColorLife Photo
Paper
Epson Matte Paper
Heavyweight
Power
Print
Save photos to
external disk or
CD-R
Epson Double-Sided
Matte Paper
Epson Premium Glossy
Photo Paper
Cancel control
panel settings
or stop printing
and cancel
print job
Epson Premium
Semigloss Photo Paper
Epson Premium Luster
Photo Paper
Epson Photo Quality Self
Adhesive Sheets
Epson Ink Jet
Transparencies
Epson Iron-On Transfer
Paper
Epson Glossy Photo
Greeting Card Kit
Epson Photo Stickers Kit
(CD-ROM/paper)
Epson Photo Stickers
(refill)
Epson Semigloss
Scrapbook Photo Paper
PremierArt Matte
Scrapbook Photo Paper
for Epson
Start printing
Press and hold
for 3 sec. to turn
on the printer
Go to next menu
or choose menu
selection
Press to replace ink or perform
printer maintenance
Accessories
Ink Cartridges
Cartridge
Part number
Black
T048120
Magenta
T048320
Cyan
T048220
Yellow
T048420
Light Magenta
T048620
Light Cyan
T048520
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S041458
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)*
S041134/
S041671
S041141/
S041649/
S041272/
S041271
S041500
Borderless 8 x 10 inches*
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)*
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041467
S041257
S041568
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)*
Borderless 4 x 6 inches*
Borderless 5 x 7 inches*
Borderless 8 x 10 inches*
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)*
S041286/
S041667
S041682
S041464
S041465
S041331
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)*
S041405
A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
S041106
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)
S041064
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)*
S041153
Letter (8.5 x 11 inches),
perforated edges*
A6 (4.1 x 5.8 inches)
S041606
A6 (4.1 x 5.8 inches)*
S041144KIT
S041144
Letter
SCR1001
Letter
SCR1002
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Safety Approvals
Printer Specifications
Printing
Nozzle
configuration
540 nozzles (90 each: black, cyan,
magenta, yellow, light cyan, light
magenta)
Safety standards
UL 60950, CSA No. 60950
EMI
FCC part 15 subpart B class B
CSA C108.8 Class B
Ink Cartridges
Specification
Black ink cartridge
Color ink cartridge
Print direction
Bidirectional with logic seeking
Color(s)
Black
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow,
Light Cyan, Light Magenta
Control code
ESC/P Raster, EPSON Remote command
Ink yield*
Input buffer
64KB
450 pages at 5%
coverage; 630 pages at
3.5% coverage
430 pages at 5% coverage
each color
Cartridge life
2 years from production date (if unopened)
(within 6 months after opening package, at 77 °F
[25 °C])
Storage
temperature
−4 to 104 °F (−20 to 40 °C)
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
Transit
temperature
−22 to 122 °F (−30 to 50 °C)
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
10 days at 122 °F (50 °C)
Mechanical
Paper capacity
120 sheets of 24 lb (90 g/m2) paper
Dimensions
Storage
Width: 19.6 inches (498 mm)
Depth: 10.4 inches (264 mm)
Height: 8.9 inches (225 mm)
Printing
Width: 19.6 inches (498 mm)
Depth: 18.7 inches (476 mm)
Height: 11.4 inches (289 mm)
Weight
Freezing
3.2 °F (−16 °C)
temperature**
Dimensions
13.2 lb (6.0 kg) without ink cartridges
* The figure given is based on continuous printing after ink
replacement. Cartridge yields will vary with images printed, print
settings, paper types, and frequency of use.
Electrical
Specification
120 V Model
Input voltage *
99 to 132 V
198 to 264 V
Caution: Epson recommends the use of original Epson ink cartridges
only. Products not manufactured by Epson may cause damage to
your printer and will not be covered by Epson’s warranties.
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency
Rated current
** Ink thaws and is usable after approximately 3 hours at
77 °F (25 °C).
220−240 V Model
Rated frequency
49.5 to 60.5 Hz
0.4 A
0.2 A
Do not use an ink cartridge if the date on the cartridge has expired.
Power consumption Approx. 13 W (ISO10561 Letter Pattern)
Approx. 3 W in standby mode
Do not refill ink cartridges. The printer calculates the amount of ink
remaining using an IC chip on the ink cartridge, so even if the
cartridge is refilled, the IC chip will report that it is empty.
* Check the label on the back of the printer for your printer’s
voltage.
Environmental
Temperature
Operation
50 to 95 °F (10 to 35 °C)
Storage*
−4 to 104 °F (−20 to 40 °C)
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
Transit*
–4 to 140 °F (–20 to 60 °C)
120 hours at 140 °F (60 °C)
Humidity (without condensation)
Operation
20 to 80% RH
Storage*
5 to 85% RH
*Stored in shipping container
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0.5 × 2.9 × 2.2 inches (W × D × H)
12.7 × 73.5 × 55.3 mm (W × D × H)
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Selecting the Media or Paper Type
Setting
Media Loading Guidelines
❏ See page 1 for a list of Epson papers that can be used with
this printer.
When printing from your computer, select the following
Paper Type/Media Type settings in the driver software.
❏ Load paper short edge first, even when printing landscapeoriented pictures.
Media Type settings supported by printer driver software
Paper
Media Type setting
Plain paper sheets or envelopes
Epson Iron-On Transfer Paper
Plain paper
Epson Premium Bright White Paper
Bright White Paper
Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards
Epson Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Epson Matte Paper Heavyweight
Epson Double-Sided Matte Paper
PremierArt Matte Scrapbook Photo Paper
for Epson
Matte Paper Heavyweight
Epson Photo Paper
Photo Paper
Epson Glossy Photo Paper
Epson Photo Quality Glossy Paper
Epson Glossy Photo Greeting Cards
Glossy Photo Paper
Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Epson Photo Stickers
Premium Glossy Photo
Paper
Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper
Premium Luster Photo
Paper
Epson Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Epson Semigloss Scrapbook Photo Paper
Premium Semigloss Photo
Paper
Epson Ink Jet Transparencies
Ink Jet Transparencies
Epson ColorLife Photo Paper
ColorLife Photo Paper
❏ Always handle sheets by the edges, and don’t touch the
printable surface.
❏ Be sure to load the printable (whiter) side of the media face
up in the sheet feeder.
❏ Do not load paper higher than the arrow mark on the left
edge guide. (Some papers should be loaded just one sheet at
a time. Make sure you check any instructions included with
the paper.)
❏ In addition to the Media Type (or Paper Type) setting,
remember to select the correct Paper Size for your media.
❏ If the package includes protective sheets between the sheets
of media, be sure to remove the protective sheets before
printing.
❏ Some special media have a cut corner that you need to
position in the upper right when loading.
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.
When printing without a computer (in stand-alone mode),
select the following Paper Type settings from the printer’s
control panel.
Do not load curled or folded paper.
Paper Type settings supported in stand-alone mode
Paper
Paper Type setting
Plain paper
Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Epson Premium Bright White Paper
Plain
Epson Photo Paper
Epson Glossy Photo Paper
Glossy Photo
Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Prem.Glossy
Epson Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Epson Semigloss Scrapbook Photo Paper
Semigloss
Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper
Prem.Luster
Epson Matte Paper Heavyweight
PremierArt Matte Scrapbook Photo Paper for
Epson
Matte
Epson ColorLife Photo Paper
ColorLife
Epson Glossy Photo Greeting Cards
Greeting
Epson Iron-On Transfer Paper
Iron-on
Use papers under these conditions:
Temperature: 59 to 77 °F (15 to 25 °C)
Humidity:
40 to 60% RH
Store printouts on Photo Quality Glossy Film and Self Adhesive
Sheets under these conditions:
Temperature: 59 to 86 °F (15 to 30 °C)
Humidity:
20 to 60% RH
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Printable area
Loading CDs and DVDs
A
A
Follow these steps to load CDs and DVDs in your printer.
B-L
B-R
D-R
D-L
Caution: If you don’t insert the CD/DVD tray correctly, you may
damage the printer or tray.
C
1. Lift the printer lid and push in the output tray extension.
E
single sheets/index cards
envelopes
borderless
(4 × 6, 5 × 7, 8 × 10,
and letter-size only)
A: The minimum top margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).
B-L: The minimum left margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm)
B-R: The minimum right margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm)
C: The minimum bottom margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm)
D-L: The minimum left margin for envelopes is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm)
D-R: The minimum right margin for envelopes is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm)
E: The minimum bottom margin for envelopes is 0.55 inch (14 mm)
** When printing with the borderless setting, print quality may
decline in the top and bottom areas of the printout, or the area
may be smeared.
2. Lower the CD/DVD tray guide.
Borderless Photos
3. Place the CD or DVD on the tray with
the white or printable side face-up,
making sure the disc lies flat in the tray.
BorderFree™ printing is available for a variety of paper types
and sizes, whether you’re printing from your computer or in
stand-alone mode.
4. Insert the tray carefully, making sure it is
level, not tilted up or down.
When printing from your computer, BorderFree printing
supports the following paper types and sizes:
Push the tray under the tab and the two rollers.
Don’t push in the tray too far; line up the arrows exactly.
Paper name
Letter
size
4×6
5×7
8 × 10
Epson Photo Paper
yes
—
—
—
Epson Glossy Photo Paper
yes
yes
—
—
Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper
yes
yes
yes
yes
Epson Premium Semigloss Photo
Paper
yes
—
—
—
Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper
yes
—
—
—
Epson Matte Paper Heavyweight
yes
—
—
yes
Tab
Arrows
Keep
tray level
See Printer Basics for more information on printing CDs
and DVDs.
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Removing a Memory Card
Printing Without a Computer
When you’re finished printing from a memory card, make
sure the light below the card slot is not flashing before you
remove it.
Your Epson Stylus Photo R320 printer can print photos
stored:
❏ On a memory card
Caution: Do not eject a card while the processing light is flashing, or
you may lose data on the card.
❏ In a digital camera
To remove a card, pull the card straight out of the slot.
❏ On a USB data storage device, such as a CD-R drive,
thumb drive, or an Iomega® Zip® drive
Connecting a Digital Camera or External
Storage Device
❏ On a Bluetooth®-enabled device with the optional
Bluetooth Photo Print adapter
However your photos are stored, make sure the image files
meet these requirements:
If you have one of the following devices, you can connect it
directly to your printer using a USB cable:
❏ JPEG files or uncompressed Tiff files only
❏ Digital camera with PictBridge or USB DP (Direct Print)
support
❏ The file storage device complies with DCF (Design rule for
Camera File systems) Version 1.0
❏ USB CD/DVD burners and drives
(see http://support.epson.com for a list of compatible
drives); USB 2.0 (high-speed) drives are recommended
❏ Resolutions ranging from 160 × 160 to 4600 × 4600 pixels
❏ No more than 999 images (although you may have
additional images on your card or storage device, the printer
can read only the first 999)
❏ 100 or 250MB Iomega Zip drive, AC or USB powered
Inserting a Memory Card
❏ MO (Magneto-Optical) drives
❏ Memory cards with a commercially available USB adapter
(such as the MicroTech ZiO!™).
Your printer works with many types of memory cards. Follow
these guidelines to insert your memory card:
Note: If you’re not sure about your camera or drive, you can try
connecting it. If it’s not compatible, you’ll see a screen saying that the
connected device cannot be used. Epson cannot guarantee the
compatibility of any cameras or drives.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on, open the memory card
cover, then insert the memory card into the appropriate
slot, as shown:
Caution: If you are using a Zip disk, it must be formatted as a FAT16
disk. Also, if you insert a Macintosh disk into a Zip drive attached to
the printer, it automatically formats it, so be sure to use a disk that is
empty or not formatted, or one containing data you don’t mind losing.
(You will be prompted before any data is erased.)
Tip: When you connect a CD drive, you may also be able to print
photos from Picture CDs that you get from your photo lab.
CompactFlash
or Microdrive
(left)
Memory Stick,
SD (Secure Digital), or
MMC (MultiMediaCard)
(middle)
When you connect a digital camera or storage device, the
printer treats it like a memory card.
SmartMedia or
xD Picture Card
(right)
2. Close the memory card door.
After a moment, the printer reads and counts the number of
images on your card. When it’s done, your images are
available for preview and printing.
Note: Insert just one card at a time. The printer can’t read multiple
cards at once.
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Follow these steps to connect a digital camera or external
storage device:
Selecting Photos for Printing
1. Remove any memory cards from the printer. (If you leave a
card in the printer, images will be read from the card instead
of your camera or external storage device.)
Before selecting the photos you want to print, make sure you
have inserted your memory card or connected your camera or
external device to the printer. See page 5.
2. Connect the USB cable from your camera or data storage
device to the EXT I/F USB port on the front of the printer.
Some digital cameras require a special USB cable; if so, be
sure to use the one that came with the camera.
❏ If your camera supports DPOF or PictBridge, you can use
your camera to select the photos you want to print and the
number of copies.
❏ You can use the preview monitor to easily select your
photos.
Once you know which photos are available for printing, you
can select a single photo, a set of photos, a range of photos,
or all the photos.
Selecting One Photo
You can select a photo, then print one or more copies of it on
a page using a variety of layouts. With the Copies option, you
can print up to 100 copies of your selected layout.
1. Highlight Select Photo, then press OK.
3. Turn on the printer and your camera or data storage device.
After a moment, the printer reads and counts the number of
images on your device. When it’s done, you see a screen
similar to this on the printer’s control panel and your
images are available for printing:
2. In the Select Photo menu, use the
and
buttons to
highlight the number of the photo you want to print, then
press OK to select it.
3. If you want to print more than one copy of this
photo, highlight Copies and press OK, then use the
and
buttons to select the desired number of copies
and press OK.
Note: If you’ve backed up your images on Zip disk, CD, or another
storage device, they’re stored in folders (001, 002, etc.). Use the
and
buttons on the printer’s control panel to highlight the
folder you want to open, then press OK to open it.
4. Continue with “Printing the Selected Photos” on page 7 to
finish laying out your photos and setting up your print job.
Choosing Basic or Advanced Mode
Selecting a Set of Photos
You can select Basic mode to quickly create 4 × 6-inch photo
prints using Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper. Advanced
mode lets you print with any paper type and size that is
available for the printer, and lets you change quality settings
and make other adjustments to your photos. You can also use
Advanced mode to perform maintenance functions from your
printer’s control panel.
You can select two or more photos, then print them as a group
using a variety of layouts. If you’ve selected more photos than
can fit on a page, the printer automatically prints additional
pages, using the same layout.
1. Highlight Select Photo, then press OK.
Note: If you want to print all your photos, select All. To print a
range of photos, see page 7.
2. Use the
Press to choose
Basic or Advanced
button to highlight Individual, then press OK.
The preview monitor displays the first photo on your card.
3. Use the
and
buttons to select the photo you want to
print, then press OK.
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Printing the Selected Photos
4. If you want to print more than one copy of this photo, use
the
and
buttons to select the desired number of
copies, then press OK.
Once you’ve selected your photos, follow these steps to start
printing:
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 for each additional photo you want to
print.
1. Load your paper in the printer.
2. Press the
and
buttons to highlight Paper Type,
then press OK to enter the Paper Type menu.
6. When you’re done, press Back.
7. To view a list of your selected photos, highlight Copies and
press OK. Press Back when you’re done viewing the list.
3. Highlight the type of paper you’ve loaded, then press OK.
(If you’re not sure about the paper type, see the table on
page 3.)
Note: If you made a mistake and selected the wrong photo, you
can remove it from the list of selected photos. Simply change its
number of copies to zero; see step 4.
Note: It’s important to select the correct Paper Type setting for
the paper you’re using, or the print quality may not be what you
expect.
8. Continue with “Printing the Selected Photos” to finish
laying out your photos and setting up your print job.
4. Enter the Paper Size menu, then select the size of the paper
you’ve loaded.
Selecting a Range of Photos
5. In the Layout menu, select one of the following:
You can select a range or sequence of photos to print, for
example, photos 4 through 15.
Prints one photo per sheet, borderless; fits the photo
lengthwise on the paper.
1. Highlight Select Photo, then press OK.
Prints one photo per sheet, with borders around the
edges.
2. Highlight Range, then press OK.
3. Choose a starting photo under the From: option using the
and
buttons. (Hold down either button to scroll
quickly through the photo numbers.)
Prints a photo on the top half of the sheet.
4. Press OK.
Prints four photos per sheet.
Prints two photos per sheet.
Prints eight photos per sheet.
Prints 20 photos per sheet; the photo number and date
are also printed with each photo. (Good for printing
larger-size index prints.)
5. Choose an ending photo under the To: option using the
and
buttons.
Prints an index of your photos. 80 photos are printed
on letter-size paper.
6. Press OK. The range appears on the right side of the LCD.
Prints a CD/DVD jewel case insert with one photo on
one side of the insert.
7. If you want to print more than one copy of this range,
highlight Copies and press OK, then use the
and
buttons to select the desired number of copies and press
OK.
Prints a CD/DVD jewel case insert with twenty-four
photos; twelve on each side of the insert.
8. Continue with “Printing the Selected Photos” to finish
laying out your photos and setting up your print job.
Note: If you don’t see the entire image in your prints, check to
make sure the Fit to Frame and Crop options are Off. See Printer
Basics for more information.
6. If you’ve selected a single photo, index, range, or all photos
for printing, you can print multiple sheets of your selected
layout. Enter the Copies menu, then select from 1 to 100
copies.
If you’ve selected a set of photos for printing, or if you’re
using DPOF or PictBridge, the number of copies is
automatically determined (it’s displayed as Pages next to
the Copies setting); you cannot change this setting.
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❏ If the check page did not print, you may have a problem
with your printer. Try the suggestions in Printer Basics.
7. If you like, you can make further changes before printing.
8. Press the
Print button. Your print job begins printing.
Note: To cancel a print job while printing, press the
9. After examining the check page, remember to turn off the
printer and reconnect its cable to your computer.
Stop button.
Keep your pictures and unused paper away from high
temperatures and humidity and out of direct sunlight.
Replacing an Ink Cartridge
Additional Stand-alone Features
You can check the status of the ink cartridges by looking at the
icons on the control panel. Press the
button to scroll down
to More Options.
See Printer Basics for information on other features that are
available when printing without a computer:
❏ cropping, adjusting, and enhancing photos
❏ using a CD-R drive or Zip drive to back up photos from a
memory card
❏ Printing from a Bluetooth-enabled device with the optional
Bluetooth adapter.
Ink cartridge levels
The level of ink shown on the icons indicates the approximate
amount of ink remaining. If an ink cartridge is low, the red b
error light flashes. This is a good time to make sure you have a
new cartridge. If an ink cartridge is empty, the red b error
light remains on and you see a message on the display telling
you that the cartridge needs to be replaced.
Testing the Printer
You can run a printer check to determine whether a problem
comes from the printer itself or some other source.
1. Make sure both the printer and computer are turned off.
Then disconnect the USB cable from the printer.
Caution: You cannot print if any ink cartridge is empty. Leave the
empty cartridge installed in the printer until you have obtained a
replacement, otherwise the ink remaining in the print head nozzles
may dry out. To ensure good results, use genuine Epson ink
cartridges and do not refill them. Other products may cause damage
to your printer not covered by Epson’s warranty.
2. Make sure letter-size or larger paper is loaded in the printer.
3. Turn on the printer.
4. Press the ( Maintenance button.
5. Press the
OK.
button to highlight More Options, then press
When an installed cartridge is more than six months old, you
may need to replace it if printouts don’t look their best. If the
quality doesn’t improve after cleaning and aligning the print
head, you can replace the cartridge even if the b error light is
off.
Use these Epson ink cartridges within six months of installing
them and before the expiration date on the package:
6. Use the
or
then press OK.
button to highlight Nozzle Check,
Cartridge
7. Press OK to print the nozzle check.
8. The printer prints a page showing a nozzle check pattern. (If
the pattern has gaps, you need to clean the print head; see
page 10.)
❏ If the check page printed, the problem probably lies in
your memory card, software settings, interface cable, or
computer, or your software may not be installed
correctly.
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Part Number
Black
T048120
Magenta
T048320
Cyan
T048220
Yellow
T048420
Light Magenta
T048620
Light Cyan
T048520
When you need new ink cartridges, contact your dealer or
call the Epson Store at (800) 873-7766 or visit
www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call
(800) 463-7766 for dealer referral.
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Removing and Installing Ink Cartridges
6. Unwrap the new ink cartridge.
Be sure you have a new ink cartridge before you begin. Once
you start the ink cartridge replacement procedure, you must
complete all the steps in one session.
Caution: Don’t touch the green circuit board or remove any
labels.
7. Lower the cartridge into the holder, with the green circuit
board facing the front. Then gently push the cartridge down
until it clicks into place.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing, then
open the printer cover.
2. Do one of the following:
❏ If the red b error light is on (cartridge is empty), press
the b maintenance button.
❏ If the red b error light is flashing (cartridge is low),
press the b maintenance button. You see Ink Cartridge
Replacement highlighted in the Advanced Settings
menu. Press OK.
❏ If the b error light is off, press the
button to
choose More Options, then press OK. Press the
button to select Ink Cartridge Replacement.
8. If you need to replace another ink cartridge, repeat steps 5
through 7 before continuing with step 9.
3. When you see a message on the display telling you that ink
cartridge replacement will begin, press OK. The print head
moves to the replacement position.
9. Close the ink cartridge cover.
4. Open the cartridge cover.
10. Press OK and close the printer cover.
5. Press in the tab on the back of the cartridge and lift the
cartridge out of the printer. Dispose of it carefully.
The printer begins charging the ink delivery system.
11. When you see a message that charging is complete (after
about a minute), press OK to finish.
Warning: Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do
not drink the ink.
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and
water. If ink gets in your eyes, flush them thoroughly with
water.
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6. Examine the nozzle check pattern you printed. Each
staggered horizontal and straight vertical line should be
complete, with no gaps in the dot pattern, as shown below:
Cleaning the Print Head
If your printouts are unexpectedly light or faint, or dots or
lines are missing from the image, you may need to clean the
print head. This unclogs the nozzles so they can deliver ink
properly. Print head cleaning uses ink, so clean it only if
quality declines.
❏ If your printout looks okay, you’re done. Press OK to
finish.
You can clean the print head either from the printer’s control
panel or using your printer software. To clean using the
printer software, the printer must be connected directly to
your computer (not over a network); see your on-screen
Reference Guide for details.
❏ If any dots are missing (as shown below), press Stop to
clean the print head again.
Caution: When you don’t turn on your printer for a long time, the
print quality can decline, so turn it on at least once a month to
maintain good print quality.
If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning three or
four times, check the solutions in Printer Basics. You can
also turn the printer off and wait overnight—this allows any
dried ink to soften—and then try cleaning the print head
again.
Follow these steps to clean the print head from the printer’s
control panel:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and the
red b error light is off.
If the red light is flashing or on, you may need to replace the
ink cartridge; see page 8 for details.
2. Press the
OK.
Aligning the Print Head
button to highlight More Options, then press
If your printouts contain misaligned vertical lines or
horizontal banding, you may need to align the print head.
You can align the print head either from the printer’s control
panel or using your printer software. To align the print head
from the printer software, the printer must be connected
directly to your computer (not over a network); see your onscreen Reference Guide for details.
3. Use the
or
then press OK.
Note: For the best results, load letter-size Epson Photo Quality Ink
Jet Paper in the printer whenever you check the print head alignment.
button to highlight Head Cleaning,
Follow these steps to align the print head using the control
panel:
4. To begin cleaning, press OK.
While cleaning, the printer makes noise and you see a
progress bar on the control panel display. Cleaning takes
about 30 seconds.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and
letter-size paper is loaded.
2. Press the
OK.
Caution: Do not turn off the printer or interrupt the cleaning
process.
button to highlight More Options, then press
5. When the cleaning is done, run a nozzle check to confirm
the print head nozzles are clean.
Make sure letter-size plain paper is loaded in the printer,
then press Stop. The nozzle check pattern prints.
3. Press the
or
button until Print Head Alignment is
highlighted, then press OK.
4. Press OK to print the alignment pattern.
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After transporting the printer, remove the tape securing the
print head and test your printer. If you notice a decline in
print quality, clean the print head (see page 10); if output is
misaligned, align the print head (see page 10).
5. Once the pattern is done printing, examine the first row or
set of lines (marked #1). Select the line (1-15) in which all
the vertical dots are best aligned. You may need to use a
magnifying glass.
6. Use the
and
buttons to select the number of that
line (1-15), then press OK.
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7. Repeat step 6 to select the best line for sets #2, #3, and #4.
8. When you’re finished, press OK.
CPD-18375
Epson Stylus Photo R320 Printer Basics
CPD-18377
Epson Stylus Photo R320 Start Here
Transporting the Printer
CPD-18506
Epson Stylus Photo R320 Quick Reference
guide
If you move your printer some distance, you need to prepare it
for transportation in its original box or one of a similar size.
CPD-18376
Epson Stylus Photo R320
CD-ROM with electronic Reference Guide
Caution: To avoid damage, always leave the ink cartridges installed
when transporting the printer.
Follow these steps:
1. Turn on the printer, wait until the print head locks in the
far right position, then turn off the printer.
2. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet. Then
disconnect the printer cable from the printer.
3. Remove any memory cards from the printer and close the
memory card cover.
4. Remove any paper from the printer, push down the paper
support extension, and close the paper support.
5. Open the printer cover. Secure the ink cartridge holder to
the printer with tape as shown, then close the printer cover.
Tape the ink
cartridge
holder to the
printer case
6. Make sure the CD/DVD tray guide is closed, then push in
the output tray extension and close the tray.
7. Repack the printer and its attachments in the original box
using the protective materials that came with them. See
your Start Here sheet.
Keep the printer level as you transport it.
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