Epson America, Inc.
Stylus COLOR 900N
User’s Guide
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Printed on recycled paper with at least 10% post-consumer content.
2/99
CPD 8051
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.
Contents
INTRODUCTION
How to Use Your Documentation
Warnings, Cautions, Notes, and Tips
Windows/PC System Requirements
Macintosh System Requirements
ENERGY STAR Compliance
Year 2000 Ready
Printer Parts
About Your Software
Important Safety Instructions
Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions
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SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER
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Unpack the Printer
Attach the Paper Support
Install the Ink Cartridges
Load Paper
Connect the Printer to Your Network
Printing a Status Sheet
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CONFIGURING THE PRINTER FOR THE NETWORK
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Install the Network Software
Installing EPSON Net!2
Installing Status Monitor 2
Configuring for NetWare
Using NwAdmin to Set Up Your Printer
Using EPSON Net!2 to Configure the Card in Print Server Mode
Configuring for TCP/IP
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Configuring for AppleTalk
Configuring for NetBEUI
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INSTALLING THE PRINTER DRIVER ON THE WORKSTATIONS
Installing the Printer Driver
Installing in Windows 98, Windows 95, or Windows NT 4.0
Installing in Windows 3.1x
Installing on a Macintosh
Printing a Test Page
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INSTALLING AND USING YOUR ELECTRONIC MANUAL
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Installing the Manual
Installing Acrobat Reader
Opening Your Electronic Manual
Navigating an Electronic Manual
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BASIC PRINTING
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Printing with Windows
Printing with a Macintosh
Using Custom Project Types
Using the Advanced Dialog Box
Using Special Papers
EPSON Photo Paper
Envelopes
Selecting the Correct Media Type
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MAINTAINING YOUR PRINTER
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Cleaning the Print Head
Using the Head Cleaning Utility
Using the Control Panel
Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern
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Replacing an Ink Cartridge
Removing and Installing Ink Cartridges
Replacing an Outdated Ink Cartridge
Aligning the Print Head
Cleaning the Printer
Transporting the Printer
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PROBLEM SOLVING
Diagnosing Printer Problems
Checking the Control Panel Lights
Running a Printer Check
Problems and Solutions
Problems Setting Up the Printer or Installing Its Software
Problems Getting Good Print Quality
Uninstalling Printer Software
Uninstalling Your Printer Driver
Uninstalling EPSON Status Monitor 2
Uninstalling EPSON Net!2
Where To Get Help
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INSTALLING SOFTWARE FROM DISKETTES
Creating the Software Diskettes
Using the Disk Creation Utility
Copying Macintosh Files
Ordering Printer Software Diskettes
Installing EPSON Net!2
Installing EPSON Net!2 in Windows
Installing EPSON Net!2 on a Macintosh
Installing Status Monitor 2
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Installing the Printer Driver in Windows
Installing the Printer Driver in Macintosh
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INDEX
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Introduction
Your EPSON Stylus® COLOR 900N Professional Series printer/print server is the
ideal output device for business graphics, digital photographs, and more. You can
print anything from reports and resumes to photos and greeting cards with fabulous
results.
The printer comes with these features:
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Resolutions up to 1440 by 720 dpi, even on plain paper
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Smallest ink droplets available (3 picoliters) for finest detail and smoothest
gradations
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EPSON’s unique variable micro droplet technology for superior image quality
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Integrated Ethernet card for complete network connectivity
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Flexible resource sharing for multiple types of networks and operating systems
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Four-color printing for photo quality color and sharp black text on plain paper or
a variety of special media
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Great results on any paper size, including letter, legal, envelope, card, and
panoramic paper
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High durability
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How to Use Your Documentation
This Start Here book explains how to set up your printer and covers basic printing and
maintenance procedures. It contains the following information:
Setting Up Your Printer explains how to set up your printer and connect it to the
network.
Configuring Your Printer for the Network gives instructions for installing the
network software and using it to configure the printer.
Installing the Printer Driver on the Workstations tells you how to install the printer
driver on the network workstations and configure the port settings so they can see the
printer on the network.
Installing and Using Your Printer Manual explains how to install and use your
electronic EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N Manual.
Basic Printing covers the basics of printing with Windows® or Macintosh®.
Maintaining Your Printer gives instructions for replacing ink cartridges, cleaning and
aligning the print heads, and cleaning and transporting the printer.
Problem Solving provides solutions for problems you may have. (For solutions to
network problems, see Chapter 12 in your Administrator’s Manual.)
Installing Software From Diskettes tells you how to create or order diskettes and
install your printer software from them.
An Index is included at the end of the book.
After you have set up your system(s) as described in this book, refer to the
Administrator’s Manual for additional network, configuration, and Ethernet card
information. See the electronic EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N Manual for detailed
instructions on using your printer.
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Warnings, Cautions, Notes, and Tips
Please follow these guidelines:
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.
Tips contain additional hints for better printing.
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Windows/PC System Requirements
To use your printer and its software with a PC, your system should have:
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An IBM® compatible PC with at least a 386/25 (for Windows 3.1x),
486/25 MHz (for Windows 95 or Windows NT® 4.0), or 486/66 MHz (for
Windows 98) processor
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DOS, Microsoft® Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0
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At least 16MB of RAM (32MB recommended for Windows 95 or 98, or 64MB
for Windows NT 4.0)
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At least 50MB of free hard disk space (100MB recommended)
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VGA, Super VGA, or better display adapter and monitor
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Double-speed (2x) CD-ROM drive (quad [4x] or faster recommended) for
installing the printer software
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Ethernet network connection
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A twisted-pair (10BaseT or 100BaseTX) cable to connect the printer’s Ethernet
card to your network
For information on OS/2® and UNIX®, see your Administrator’s
Manual.
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Macintosh System Requirements
To use your printer and its software with a Macintosh, your system should have:
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One of the following Macintosh models:
LC475, LC575, LC630
Macintosh Quadra® series
Macintosh Centris® series
PowerBook® series (190, 520, 540, 550, or later)
PowerBook Duo® 280, 2300c/100
Performa® 475, 575, 588, 630, 5210 or later
Power Macintosh® series
iMac™ series
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System 7.5.1 or later (7.6 or later recommended), or iMac with System 8.1 or
later
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At least 16MB of available RAM (32MB recommended)
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At least 50MB of free hard disk space (100MB recommended)
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RGB display or better
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Double-speed (2x) CD-ROM drive (quad [4x] or faster recommended) for
installing the printer software
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Network connection to Ethernet
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A twisted-pair (10BaseT or 100BaseTX) cable to connect the printer’s Ethernet
card to your network
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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.
Year 2000 Ready
Your EPSON printer is Year 2000 Ready. However, be sure the other parts of your
network and computer systems are also ready for the year 2000.
Printer Parts
paper support
right edge guide
sheet feeder
printer cover
left edge
guide
output tray
output tray
extensions
ink cartridge
clamps
Ethernet card
thickness
lever
status sheet
button
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control panel
About Your Software
The printer software CD-ROM includes all the software you need for configuring
your printer and printing:
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The EPSON Net!2 utility (for Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0, and
Macintosh) allows you to configure your printer for protocols including Novell®
NetWare®, TCP/IP, and AppleTalk®.
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EPSON Status Monitor 2 for Windows allows you to monitor your printer over
the network and use TCP/IP for printing in Windows 98/Windows 95
peer-to-peer networks.
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Your printer driver (for Windows and Macintosh) runs your printer and lets you
control how your documents look.
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The EPSON Driver Disk Creation utility lets you create diskettes for systems that
don’t have CD-ROM drives.
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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.
Always turn the printer off using the P power button. Don’t
switch off the power strip, or unplug the printer until the
power light is off.
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Do not place the printer on an unstable surface or near a radiator or heating vent
or direct sunlight.
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Do not block or cover the openings in the printer’s case 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 ampere rating of all devices plugged into the wall
outlet does not exceed the wall outlet’s ampere rating.
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Except as specifically explained in this manual, 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 case damaged; if the printer does not operate
normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance. Adjust only those controls
that are covered by the operating instructions.
Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions
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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 cartridge. If it does get
on your skin, wash it off with soap and water. If it gets in your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
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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 foil 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 package. 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 Ppower button. When you press this
button, the Ppower light flashes briefly then goes out. Do not unplug the printer
or turn off the power to the printer until the Ppower light is off.
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Before transporting the printer, make sure the print head is capped in the far right
position and the ink cartridges are in place.
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Setting Up Your Printer
This chapter describes how to set up your printer by doing the following:
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Unpack the printer
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Attach the paper support
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Install the ink cartridges
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Load paper
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Connect the printer to your network
Unpack the Printer
Remove any packing material from the printer as described on the unpacking sheet in
the printer box. Then make sure you have these items:
paper support
black ink cartridge
color ink cartridge
printer software
CD-ROM
printer
Administrator’s
Manual
EPSON
Photo Paper Pack
this Start Here book
You’ll also need a network cable to connect your printer.
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Attach the Paper Support
Insert the paper support into the slots at the back of the printer’s sheet feeder.
Put the printer near an available grounded outlet, but avoid areas:
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With high temperature or humidity
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In direct sunlight or dusty conditions
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Near sources of heat or electromagnetic interference, such as loudspeakers or
cordless telephone base units
Also be sure to check safety requirements and follow all the
safety instructions in the Introduction.
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Install the Ink Cartridges
1. Make sure the printer is turned off (the P power button should be up). Then
plug the printer’s power cord into a grounded outlet.
Don’t use an outlet controlled by a wall switch or timer, or one
that uses the same circuit as a large appliance. This may
disrupt the power, which can erase memory or even damage
the power supply.
2. Unwrap the ink cartridges. Then remove only the yellow part of the tape seal on
the top, as shown. Don’t pull off the blue portion or remove the clear seal
underneath the cartridge.
To ensure the print heads charge correctly, install the ink
cartridges that came with your printer.
You must remove the yellow tape from the top of the
cartridge or you will permanently damage it. It’s okay if a small
corner of the yellow tape stays on the cartridge.
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3. Lower the printer’s output tray and open the cover.
4. Press the P power button to turn on the printer. The P power light flashes and
the B and A ink out lights come on. The black ink cartridge holder moves
slightly left to the loading position.
Always use the P power button to turn the printer on or off.
Never use the external switch on a power strip.
5. Lift up the black ink cartridge clamp.
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6. Place the black ink cartridge in the holder with the label facing up and toward the
back of the printer, as shown. Then close the clamp, making sure it clicks into
place.
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap
and water. If ink gets in your eyes, flush them immediately
with water.
7. Now press the X color cleaning button to move the color ink cartridge holder into
loading position.
8. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to install the color ink cartridge.
9. Press the R cleaning button to begin charging the ink delivery system and then
close the printer cover.
Charging takes about 2 minutes. The P power light flashes and the printer
makes various sounds until it’s finished. Don’t turn off the printer or interrupt
this charging process or it will start over, using more ink than necessary.
Charging is finished when the P power light stops flashing and stays on.
Never turn off the printer when the P power light is flashing,
unless the printer hasn’t moved or made any noise for more than
5 minutes.
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Load Paper
1. Open the output tray extensions. Slide the left edge guide right until it is a little
wider than your paper.
2. Load a stack of plain paper with the printable side up and place it against the right
edge guide. Then slide the left edge guide to the paper’s left edge. Don’t load
paper higher than the arrow on the guide.
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Connect the Printer to Your Network
Connect your printer to an Ethernet twisted-pair (10BaseT or 100BaseTX) network
connection.
1. Attach the network cable to the connector on the card.
status sheet button
twisted-pair connector
(10BaseT or 100BaseTX)
2. To initialize the card, turn on the printer while pressing down the status sheet
button. Continue pressing the status sheet button for five seconds.
Printing a Status Sheet
To print a status sheet, press the status sheet button and hold it for about three
seconds. This sheet gives you important information, including the serial number and
MAC address (hardware address) of the card. Keep the status sheet so you can use it
when you configure the Ethernet card.
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Configuring the Printer for the
Network
See the table below to find your network configuration (operating system and
protocol), and determine what to install and where to find instructions for
configuring your network. For many operating systems, you can change configuration
settings using the Ethernet card’s internal home page. See the Administrator’s Manual
for more information.
Operating
system
Network
protocol
Windows 98,
Windows 95
TCP/IP
What you need to install and configure
1. EPSON Net!2 (page 21)
2. EPSON Status Monitor 2 on each workstation
(page 23)
3. IP address for the Ethernet card (page 39)
4. Printer driver on each workstation (page 49)
NetBEUI
(TCP/IP must
also be
installed)
1. EPSON Net!2 (page 21)
Novell
NetWare
1. EPSON Net!2 (page 21 and page 33)
2. EPSON Status Monitor 2 (page 23)
2. EPSON Status Monitor 2 (page 23)
3. IP address for the Ethernet card (page 39)
4. NetBEUI settings on the Ethernet card home
page* (page 46)
5. Printer driver on each workstation (page 49)
3. Setup using NwAdmin (page 26) or PCONSOLE
(Administrator’s Manual, Chapter 4)
4. Printer driver on each workstation (page 49)
Windows 3.1x
Novell
NetWare,
Windows NT
Server
Windows 3.1x acts as a client only; you can’t use a
Windows 3.1x workstation to configure the
Ethernet card or monitor the printer. Install the
printer driver on each workstation and change the
printer’s port setting. (page 49)
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Operating
system
Network
protocol
DOS 6.22
Novell
NetWare,
Windows NT
Server,
Windows for
Workgroups
DOS acts as a client only, you can’t use a DOS
workstation to monitor the printer.
Windows NT 4.0
(Service Pack 3,
or higher)
TCP/IP
1. EPSON Net!2 (page 21)
What you need to install and configure
2. EPSON Status Monitor 2 (page 23)
3. IP address for the Ethernet card (page 39)
4. Printer driver on each workstation** (page 49)
NetBEUI
(TCP/IP must
also be
installed)
1. EPSON Net!2 (page 21)
Novell
NetWare
1. EPSON Net!2 (page 21 and page 33)
2. EPSON Status Monitor 2 (page 23)
2. EPSON Status Monitor 2 (page 23)
3. IP address for the Ethernet card (page 39)
4. NetBEUI settings on the Ethernet card home
page* (page 46)
5. Printer driver on each workstation** (page 49)
3. Setup using NwAdmin (page 26) or PCONSOLE
(Administrator’s Manual, Chapter 4)
4. Printer driver on each workstation** (page 49)
Macintosh
AppleTalk
1. EPSON Net!2 (page 21 and page 44)
2. Printer driver on each system (page 49)
UNIX
TCP/IP (lpr,
ftp)
1. Install a printer driver and filter. (See your UNIX
documentation.)
2. Configure the printer for lpr or ftp.
(Administrator’s Manual, Chapter 9)
IBM OS/2 Warp
NetBEUI
Administrator’s Manual, Chapter 8
TCP/IP
Administrator’s Manual, Chapter 8
* To use the Ethernet card home page, you must have TCP/IP setup on your network, as well as
either Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or later, or Netscape NavigatorTM 3.0 or later.
** If you have a Windows NT 4.0 Server network, you may need to install the driver only on the
server. See your Windows NT documentation.
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Install the Network Software
To configure the Ethernet card, you need to install the network software (EPSON
Net!2) on only one workstation or on the server, depending on your network.
If you have a TCP/IP network, you need to install EPSON Status Monitor 2 on all
your Windows 98 and Windows 95 workstations to use the EPSON TCP/IP printing
protocol.
Log in as an Administrator (NT) or Supervisor (NetWare). Before you start, turn off
all other active applications, including virus protection programs.
If you need to create diskettes to install the software, see
page 103. Then follow the configuration instructions, starting
on page 26.
For TCP/IP networks, if you want to use the arp command to
set the card’s IP address instead of installing EPSON Net!2,
see page 42.
Installing EPSON Net!2
If you have the following network configurations and operating systems, you should
install EPSON Net!2 to configure the card:
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Windows 98, Windows 95, or Windows NT 4.0 with Novell NetWare or
TCP/IP
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Macintosh with AppleTalk
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Installing EPSON Net!2 in Windows
1. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in your drive.
You see the EPSON Installation Program screen:
If the screen does not appear, go to My Computer and double-click the Epson
CD-ROM icon to start the EPSON Installation program.
2. Highlight Install EpsonNet!2 for Windows and click the right arrow button
.
3. Follow the instructions on screen to install EPSON Net!2.
When you are finished, you can install Status Monitor 2 to monitor information
about your printer including ink levels and printer errors. See page 23 for
instructions.
Status Monitor 2 can create extra network traffic, so if you don’t want to install it,
you can skip to configuring the Ethernet card with EPSON Net!2. See page 26
for NetWare and page 39 for TCP/IP and NetBEUI.
If you have any Windows 98 or Windows 95 systems on your
TCP/IP network, you need to install Status Monitor 2 on each
one to use EPSON TCP/IP printing. Windows 98 and
Windows 95 do not have TCP/IP printing built-in like
Windows NT.
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Installing EPSON Net!2 on a Macintosh
1. Create a folder for EPSON Net!2 on your hard disk.
2. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in your CD-ROM drive.
3. Copy EPSON Net!2 to the folder you created.
After you install EPSON Net!2, use it to configure your printer for AppleTalk,
following the steps on page 44.
Installing Status Monitor 2
EPSON Status Monitor 2 is a single utility that you install in two parts. For each
system that will monitor the printer, make sure you install the network part and the
EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N part of EPSON Status Monitor 2. These two parts
work together to allow you to see your printer’s status information over the network.
Status Monitor 2 lets you monitor information from the server or from any of the
workstations where you install it. It gives you ink levels in the printer and notifies you
if the printer has any problems. It does create network traffic, however, so you may
want to limit the number of users who monitor the printer.
Status Monitor 2 also includes the EPSON TCP/IP printing protocol, which allows
Windows 98 and Windows 95 users to print with TCP/IP. If you have Windows 98
or Windows 95 systems and use TCP/IP for printing, you need to install Status
Monitor 2 on each workstation that uses the printer.
You may not see screens for all the steps in this section,
depending on your computer’s configuration.
Write down your settings in the spaces provided as you install
the first part of Status Monitor 2. You need to select the same
settings for the second part.
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Follow these steps to install Status Monitor 2:
1. Insert the printer software CD-ROM. You see the following screen:
If the screen does not appear, type D:\EPSETUP (where D: is the drive letter of
your CD-ROM) and click OK to start the EPSON Installation program.
2. Highlight Install Status Monitor 2 for Network and click the right arrow
button
.
3. Close any open programs and click Next. A screen appears asking where you want
to install Status Monitor 2.
4. Click Next to accept the default directory or choose a different directory and click
Next.
5. If you are using Windows 98 or Windows 95 and you have TCP/IP installed, you
see a screen asking you if you want to enable EPSON TCP/IP printing. Select
Yes if you want to print with TCP/IP, and then click Next.
TCP/IP Printing:
Yes_______
No_______
6. Select the type of printer(s) you want to monitor and click Next.
Monitor: EPSON TCP/IP printers______ Windows shared printers _____
NetWare printers______ local printers_______
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7. Select Monitor to monitor EPSON network printers that do not have drivers on
your computer. Select Do not monitor if network traffic is a problem. Then click
Next.
Printers: Monitor_______ Do not monitor_______
If you have dial-up routers in a NetWare environment, they
may automatically dial up the next hop and you may be
charged for the line connection depending on the number of
hops you set. To prevent this and to keep network traffic to a
minimum, set hops carefully.
8. If you’re using NetWare, set the number of hops (0 to 15) and click Next.
Number of hops:_______
9. Check the current settings and click Next.
10. Select No and click Finish.
Now you install the second part of Status Monitor 2:
11. From the EPSON Installation Program screen, highlight Install Status Monitor 2
for EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N and click the right arrow button
.
12. Click Next, then follow steps 5 through 8, using the same settings you used in
those steps.
13. Check the current settings and click Next. Select Yes and click Finish to restart
your computer.
14. After you restart your computer, right-click the green background monitoring
icon
in your Startup group on the taskbar. Click Stop monitoring now. This
step turns off background monitoring, which may interfere with EPSON Net!2
when you configure the card. (See page 95 in your electronic EPSON Stylus
COLOR 900N Manual or Chapter 11 in your Administrator’s Manual to turn on
background monitoring later.)
After you install the network software, configure the printer’s Ethernet card for
TCP/IP (page 39), or use EPSON Net!2 to configure your printer for NetWare
(page 26).
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If you are not using EPSON Net!2 on your computer, you do
not have to turn off background monitoring. (You should limit
the number of systems that monitor the printer, however, to
prevent network traffic problems.)
Configuring for NetWare
You can configure the printer for NDS or bindery with NwAdmin and EPSON
Net!2. (If you want to use PCONSOLE, see Chapter 4 in your Administrator’s
Manual.) Before you follow the steps in the sections below, check whether you want
to use the printer as a dedicated print server or as a remote printer. (See page 4-2 in
your Administrator’s Manual for details.)
Using NwAdmin to Set Up Your Printer
You must first use NwAdmin to define your printer, define a print server, and set up a
queue. If the client does not correspond to NDS, set up the printer, print server, and
queue in the bindery context.
When printing using bindery correspondence clients, make
the object related to the print server right under the bindery
context in the directory tree.
Confirm the bindery context path from the server with the
SET BINDERY CONTEXT command. See your NetWare
documentation for more information.
When you print a text file using the NPRINT command or DOS
redirection, misconversion or a gap in characters might occur
depending on the client environment.
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Follow these steps to set up your printer:
1. Log in to the NDS tree (or to the server with bindery context) with admin or
supervisor privileges.
2. Run the administrator tool (NwAdmin).
3. Create a printer:
Click the directory context icon (or bindery context), and select Object, Create,
and then Printer. Type the printer name and click Create.
4. Create a print server:
Click the directory context icon (or bindery context), and select Object, Create,
and then Print Server. Type the print server name and click Create.
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5. Create a print queue:
Click the directory context icon (or bindery context), and select Object, then
Create, and then Print Queue. Type the print queue name and select the print
queue volume. Then click Create.
The objects you have just created are added to the NDS tree (or bindery).
6. Double-click the Printer Object icon on the NetWare Administrator screen.
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7. The Printer dialog box appears. Click Assignments and then click Add.
8. From the print queue list, select the queue you want to assign and click OK.
9. For Print Server mode, go to step 11.
For Remote Printer mode, click Configuration, select Other/Unknown for the
Printer type box and click OK.
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10. Double-click the print server object icon on the NetWare Administrator screen.
11. The Print Server dialog box appears. Click Assignments and then click Add.
12. From the printer object list, select the printer object you want to assign and
click OK.
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13. For Print Server mode, go to step 14.
For Remote Printer mode, go back to the screen in step 11 and click the Printer
Number button to set up the printer number from 0 to 254.
14. Double-click the print queue object icon on the NetWare Administrator screen.
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15. The Print Queue dialog box appears. Click Assignments. Check that the print
server and the printer are assigned to the queue.
You now need to use EPSON Net!2 to configure the card:
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For Print Server mode, see the section below.
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For Remote Printer mode, go to page 36.
Using EPSON Net!2 to Configure the Card in Print
Server Mode
Once you have set up the printer in NwAdmin or PCONSOLE, you can configure
the printer with EPSON Net!2, as described below.
If the Status Monitor 2 utility is running, or if background
monitoring is turned on, it may interfere with EPSON Net!2.
Close Status Monitor 2 if it is running and turn off background
monitoring, following step 14 on page 25.
If you have connected more than one printer with the same
type of Ethernet card to the network, you can distinguish the
cards by their MAC addresses. Press and hold the card’s
status sheet button for three seconds to print a status sheet
with the MAC address of the card.
If the IP address is set to the default IP address, the printer
model might not appear.
Follow these steps:
1. Start EPSON Net!2. The following screen appears:
2. Highlight your EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N printer and click Configuration.
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3. Click the NetWare Basic tab and make the following settings:
Frame type
Select one of the following: Auto, Ethernet 802.2, Ethernet 802.3, Ethernet II,
or SNAP.
Mode
Select Print Server.
NDS
Select Enable or Disable.
NDS Tree name
If you are using NDS mode, type the same name as you used in NwAdmin (up to
31 characters).
NDS Context
NDS context is the Object rank in the Directory tree. Type the container object
(up to 255 characters) from the Object to the Root. Do not type the “.” at the
top.
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See your NetWare manual for the available characters and
number of characters you can use.
4. Click the Print Server tab and make the following settings:
Primary file server name
Select the server where you created the queue.
Password
Type any new password up to 19 characters. The characters you enter appear as
“∗”.
Print server name
Type any new name up to 47 characters. The default name consists of the printer
name and the last six digits of the Ethernet card’s serial number.
Polling interval
Set the polling time from 5 to 90 seconds.
5. Click OK to save your changes. If the message “Configuration is successfully
done” appears on your screen, the update is complete.
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6. In the file Server Console’s MONITOR.NLM, select the Connection
Information. Check if the print server name assigned to the Ethernet card has
been logged in to the Active Connections list. It takes up to five minutes to
complete this.
Once you make changes to the Ethernet card, you must wait
until it registers the settings (the “Configuration is
successfully done” message appears) before you turn off the
printer.
Using EPSON Net!2 to Configure the Card in Remote
Printer Mode
If the Status Monitor 2 utility is running, or if background
monitoring is turned on, it may interfere with EPSON Net!2. Close
Status Monitor 2 if it is running and turn off background
monitoring, following step 14 on page 25.
If you have connected more than one printer with the same type
of Ethernet card to the network, you can distinguish the cards by
their MAC addresses. Press and hold the card’s status sheet
button for three seconds to print a status sheet with the MAC
address of the card.
If the IP address is set to the default IP address, the printer model
might not appear.
Follow these steps:
1. From the System Console of the file server where you set the print queue, load the
print server module with the following command (use the print server name
which you assigned in step 4 on page 27):
>Load PSERVER print server name
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2. Start EPSON Net!2. The following screen appears:
3. Highlight your printer and click Configuration.
4. Click the NetWare Basic tab and make the following settings:
Frame type
Select one of the following: Auto, Ethernet 802.2, Ethernet 802.3, Ethernet II,
Ethernet SNAP.
Mode
Select Remote Printer.
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NDS
Select Enable or Disable.
NDS Tree name
If you are using NDS mode, type the same name (up to 31 characters) as you set
in NwAdmin.
NDS Context
NDS context is the Object rank in the Directory tree. Type the container object
(up to 255 characters) from the Object to the Root. Do not type the “.” at the
top.
See your NetWare manual for the available characters and
number of characters you can use.
5. Click the Remote Printer tab and make the following settings:
Primary print server
Select the print server name you have created.
Printer port number
Type the same port number you assigned to the print server.
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6. Click OK to save changes. If the message “Configuration is successfully done”
appears on your screen, the update is complete.
7. Select Printer Status from the Console screen of the print server. Then check the
status.
8. Select Queues serviced. Check that the print queue name which you set in step 5
on page 28 is in the Print Queues Serviced By Printer box.
Once you make changes to the Ethernet card, you must wait
until it registers the settings (the “Configuration is
successfully done” message appears) before you turn off the
printer.
Configuring for TCP/IP
For a Windows 98, Windows 95, or Windows NT 4.0 network with TCP/IP or
NetBEUI, you need to set the card’s IP address. You can use EPSON Net!2 or the arp
command to do this, as described in the sections below.
Windows 98 and Windows 95 do not come with the TCP/IP printing protocol, so in
addition to TCP/IP, you need to install the EPSON TCP/IP printing protocol
included with Status Monitor 2. See page 23 for instructions. (See your Windows
documentation or Help system to set up TCP/IP.
If the Status Monitor 2 utility is running, or if background
monitoring is turned on, it may interfere with EPSON Net!2.
Close Status Monitor 2 if it is running and turn off background
monitoring, following step 14 on page 25.
Using EPSON Net!2
Make sure the Ethernet card and printer are on the same segment of the network as
the computer you are using to configure the card. Also, you need to know the IP
address for the computer and the IP address you will assign to the printer’s Ethernet
card.
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Follow these steps to assign an IP address:
1. Make sure Windows is running, the Ethernet card is connected to the network,
and the printer is turned on.
2. Click Start, point to Programs, point to EPSON Net!2, then click EPSON
Net!2.
3. Click the printer where you want to set the IP address, and then click the
Configuration button.
click here
If you have connected more than one printer with the same
type of Ethernet card to the network, you can distinguish the
cards by their MAC addresses. Press and hold the card’s
status sheet button for three seconds to print a status sheet
with the MAC address of the card.
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4. Click the TCP/IP tab to display the TCP/IP menu.
5. For The way of acquiring an IP address, select one of the following: Manual,
RARP, BOOTP, or DHCP.
To use RARP, BOOTP, or DHCP, a server for each protocol is
necessary. If there is no corresponding server, do not use any
of these settings. See your network operating system
documentation for the settings.
6. Assign the IP address, the Subnet mask, and the Default gateway. If you use
DHCP to acquire an IP address, you can’t assign these items; they are assigned by
the server.
If you will use the card’s internal home page, assign an IP
address manually.
The default IP address is 11.22.33.44. If you plan to use the
card’s internal home page, change the default IP address.
If a server or router acts as a gateway, type the gateway
address. If there is no gateway, type the IP address of your
computer.
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7. Click OK to save the new settings. The update is complete when the message
“Configuration is successfully done” appears. (After you click OK, wait a few
minutes before turning off the printer, so the settings have time to reach the card.)
Before you can print using TCP/IP, you still need to do the following on each
computer that will use the printer:
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Install the printer driver (see page 49)
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Add a printer port (see page 51)
See page 46 if you need to enable NetBEUI on the Ethernet card.
Using the arp Command
Make sure the Ethernet card and printer are on the same segment of the network as
the computer you are using to configure the card. Also, you need to know the IP
address for the computer and the IP address you will assign to the printer’s Ethernet
card.
Follow these steps to assign the IP address:
1. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel and double-click the Network
icon.
2. In Windows 98 or Windows 95, highlight TCP/IP and click Properties, then click
the Gateway tab.
In Windows NT, click the Protocols tab. Highlight TCP/IP Protocol and click
Properties. Click the IP Address tab.
3. Type 11.22.33.44 in the Gateway box to set up a default gateway. In
Windows 98 or Windows 95, click Add.
4. Click OK to close the TCP/IP dialog box and then click OK to close the network
settings dialog box and save your settings. Click Yes to restart your computer.
5. Find the MAC address for the Ethernet card on the status sheet (see page 17).
6. Click Start, point to Programs, then click the MS-DOS Prompt icon to open a
DOS window.
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7. Type in the following command to set up the routing table:
ping 11.22.33.44
8. Add an entry in the ARP table that assigns an IP address to the hardware address
of the Ethernet card. Use the following command:
arp -s <IP address> <MAC address>
For example:
arp -s 192.1.1.6 00-00-48-92-BD-9A
For Windows NT, substitute colons (:) for the hyphens (-)
shown in the MAC address.
9. Wait at least two minutes for the settings to reach the card, then start a
continuous “ping” to the card, using the following command with the card IP
address:
ping <IP address>
For example: ping 192.1.1.6
You see a message similar to the following:
Reply from 192.1.1.6: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=30
Reply from 192.1.1.6: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=30
Reply from 192.1.1.6: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=30
Reply from 192.1.1.6: bytes=32 time<10ms TTL=30
This shows that the Ethernet card is correctly set up for TCP/IP.
If you receive 4 lines that say “Request Timed Out,” the card is not set up
correctly. Make sure the card is on the same segment of the network as the
workstation you are using to configure it and that you typed in the correct IP and
MAC addresses.
If you have trouble getting the network to recognize the card,
check Chapter 12, Troubleshooting, in the Administrator’s
Manual for solutions to possible problems.
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Before you can print using TCP/IP, you still need to do the following on each
computer that will use the printer:
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Install the printer driver (see page 49)
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Add a printer port (see page 51)
See page 46 if you need to enable NetBEUI on the Ethernet card.
Configuring for AppleTalk
To use your printer on an AppleTalk network, you need to configure the Ethernet
card for AppleTalk.
Follow these steps to configure your card using EPSON Net!2:
1. Open the EPSON Net!2 utility.
You see a window like the following:
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2. Highlight Stylus COLOR 900 and click Configuration. The IP Address
Configuration and AppleTalk Configuration dialog box appears.
3. Make the following settings in the AppleTalk Configuration box.
Printer Name
Type the printer name (up to 31 characters). The default name consists of the
printer name and the last six digits of the Ethernet card’s serial number.
Entity Type
You do not have to set this option.
Zone Name
Select the network zone in which you want the printer to appear. If the zone has
not been set, “∗” appears.
Network Number Set
Select the network number setting. In most cases, you should select Auto.
Network Number for Manual Mode
The default number is 65535. If you have selected Auto for the Network Number
Set, you can’t type the network number manually.
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4. Click the Send button to save the new settings to the Ethernet card. If the
message “Configuration is successfully done” appears, the update is complete.
Configuring for NetBEUI
You can use NetBEUI in Windows networks to print to your EPSON Stylus
COLOR 900N. Configure the card for NetBEUI using the card’s internal home
page.
Before you can configure the card for NetBEUI, you must:
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Set up TCP/IP on all the workstations that will use the printer.
■
Set the IP address for your Ethernet card (see page 39).
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Make sure you have either Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or later, or Netscape
Navigator 3.0 or later.
EPSON Net!2 for Windows and the Ethernet card home page
can’t be open at the same time.
If you have not assigned an IP address to the Ethernet card, or if
you use the default setting (including when you select DHCP to
acquire an IP address), you can’t configure the Ethernet card for
NetBEUI using the Ethernet card home page.
Then, follow these steps to access the Ethernet card home page and configure the
card:
1. Run EPSON Net!2. Click the printer you want to configure from the list, and
click the Launch Browser button. EPSON Net!2 closes automatically.
Or, run the browser and type the IP address for the Ethernet card. Do not run
EPSON Net!2 while the browser is running.
Type the following URL:
http:// (IP address of the Ethernet card) /
The home page appears.
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2. Click NetBEUI under Network on the Configuration menu. The NetBEUI
setting screen appears.
3. Select Enable in order to use NetBEUI.
If Disable is on, all NetBEUI related functions stop.
The NetBIOS name is the name of your computer on the
network. Make sure to give the printer a unique name for the
network.
For the workgroup name, type the domain name or the
workgroup name used in the Windows network.
4. Type the NetBIOS name (up to 15 characters), the workgroup name (up to
15 characters), and the device name (up to 8 characters). There are some
restrictions on the characters you can use. For details, see your browser or
operating system documentation.
5. Click SUBMIT to update the settings. If you have set a password, type the
password to update the settings when prompted.
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6. If the message “Configuration change is complete!” appears on your screen, the
update is complete. Enable the changes by pressing RESET or turning your
printer off and on.
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Installing the Printer Driver on the
Workstations
This chapter describes how to install the printer driver. For Windows computers, you
need to change the port settings and for Macintosh computers, you need to select the
printer in the Chooser. Unless you are on a Windows NT Server network, you need
to install the printer driver on each workstation to enable it to print.
If you like, you can also install Status Monitor 2 on Windows 98, Windows 95, and
Windows NT 4.0 workstations to monitor the ink levels and keep track of other
information about your printer. Status Monitor 2 does create traffic, so you might
want to limit the number of users who monitor the printer. To install Status
Monitor 2, see the instructions on page 23.
If you are using only Windows 98 and/or Windows 95 on a
TCP/IP network, you must install EPSON Status Monitor 2 on
each workstation.
If your workstation does not have a CD-ROM drive, you can create diskettes from
the CD-ROM using another computer. See page 103 for instructions.
Installing the Printer Driver
The printer driver is on the printer software CD-ROM that came with your printer. If
you have a Windows NT Server 4.0 network, you don’t need to install the driver on
each workstation. See your Windows NT documentation to set up sharing.
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Installing in Windows 98, Windows 95, or
Windows NT 4.0
1. Insert the printer software CD-ROM. You see the EPSON Installation Program
screen:
If you do not see the screen, click Start, Run, and type D:\EPSETUP (where D: is
the drive letter of your CD-ROM). Then click OK.
2. Highlight Install Printer Driver and click the right arrow button
.
3. Click OK to install the printer driver.
Your printer is automatically set to your local port, LPT1. You need to change it to
follow the network path to your printer by adding a port. See the section below.
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Changing Your Port Setting
Follow the steps below to change the port setting. In Windows NT 4.0, make sure the
TCP/IP Print Server service is running before you start.
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers.
2. Right-click the EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N printer icon.
3. Select Properties.
4. In Windows 98 or Windows 95, click the Details tab.
In Windows NT 4.0, click the Ports tab.
5. Click Add Port.
6. In Windows 98 or Windows 95, click Browse and choose the server or
EPSON_TCPIP_Printer that your printer is set up on. Then click OK.
In Windows NT 4.0, click LPR Port, then type the printer’s IP address and the
name you want to assign. Click OK, Close, and OK again.
Installing in Windows 3.1x
1. Make sure Windows Program Manager is running and exit any open application
programs.
2. Insert the printer software CD-ROM.
3. Open the File menu and select Run.
4. Type D:\EPSETUP (where D: is the drive letter of your CD-ROM) and click OK.
You see the Software Installation screen (shown on page 50).
5. Highlight Install Printer Driver and click the right arrow button
.
6. Click OK to install the software.
Your printer is automatically set to your local port, LPT1. You need to change it to
follow the network path to your printer. See the section below.
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Changing Your Port Setting
Follow these steps to change the port setting under Windows 3.1x:
1. Open the Print Manager and select EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N from the list of
printers.
2. Select Network Connections from the Options menu.
3. In the New Connection area, type the network path and port, or click Browse to
find the network path to your printer.
4. Click Connect and then click Close.
Installing on a Macintosh
1. Turn on your printer and your Macintosh and turn off any virus protection
programs you may have.
2. Insert the printer software CD-ROM.
3. Double-click the Installer icon.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen and restart your computer.
To use the printer or configure the printer’s Ethernet card, you need to select the
SC 900 (AT) printer in the Chooser and make sure AppleTalk is turned on. See your
Macintosh documentation for more information.
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Printing a Test Page
If you have a Windows 98, Windows 95, or Windows NT 4.0 workstation, follow
the steps below to test the printer and make sure that the network is working
correctly. Make sure the printer is turned on and a sheet of letter-sized paper is loaded.
1. Point to Start, Settings, and click Printers.
2. Right-click the EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N icon and click Properties.
You see the printer driver screen.
3. Click the General tab and click Print Test Page. The test page is printed and a
screen asks you to confirm that it printed correctly.
If the test page does not print, see page 93 or page 128 in
your electronic EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N Manual and
Chapter 12, Troubleshooting, in your Administrator’s Manual
for solutions to possible problems.
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Installing and Using Your
Electronic Manual
This chapter describes how to install the EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N Manual on
your hard disk and how to view the manual using Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Installing the Manual
Follow the instructions below for your operating system to copy the electronic
EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N Manual from the CD-ROM to your hard disk:
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Windows 95, 98, and NT: Insert the printer software CD-ROM into your
CD-ROM drive. Then use Windows Explorer or My Computer to copy the file
900Ndoc.pdf to a directory on your hard disk.
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Windows 3.1: Insert the printer software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
Then use Windows File Manager to locate the file 900Ndoc.pdf and copy it to a
directory on your hard disk.
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Macintosh: Insert the printer software CD-ROM in your CD-ROM drive. Then
drag-and-drop the MANUAL folder icon to your hard disk.
You’ll need to have Acrobat Reader installed on your hard disk to view the manual. If
you do not already have it, install it from the printer software CD-ROM as described
below.
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Installing Acrobat Reader
Follow the instructions below to install Acrobat Reader on your hard disk, if
necessary:
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Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT: Insert the printer software
CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. When you see the Installation Program
screen, select Install Adobe Acrobat Reader and click the right arrow button .
Follow the instructions on the screen to install Acrobat Reader.
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Windows 3.1: Insert the printer software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM
drive. Open the Program Manager File menu and select Run. Type
D:\ADOBE\16BIT\ACRO16.EXE (where D: is your CD-ROM drive letter) or use
the Browse button to locate the file. Click OK and follow the instructions on the
screen to install Acrobat Reader on your hard disk. The installation creates an
Adobe Acrobat program group in Program Manager.
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Macintosh: Insert the printer software CD-ROM in your CD-ROM drive.
Double-click the Reader 3.01 Installer icon and follow the instructions on the
screen to install Acrobat Reader.
Opening Your Electronic Manual
Follow the instructions below for your operating system to open your electronic
EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N Manual:
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Windows 95, 98, and NT: Open Windows Explorer or My Computer and
double-click the 900ndoc.pdf file. If the file doesn’t open, start Acrobat Reader,
open the File menu, click Open and select the 900ndoc.pdf file.
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Windows 3.1: Open File Manager and double-click the 900ndoc.pdf file. If the
file doesn’t open, start Acrobat Reader, open the File menu, click Open and select
the 900ndoc.pdf file.
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Macintosh: Locate the 900N MANUAL.PDF icon in the MANUAL folder on your
hard disk and double-click it. The manual opens in Acrobat Reader automatically.
Navigating an Electronic Manual
When you open an electronic manual, you’ll see this toolbar:
Bookmarks and Page
First Page
Previous Page
Last Page
Next Page
There are several ways to navigate through electronic manuals:
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Click on hot topics, which are usually underlined or displayed in a different color.
To find out if a topic is hot, move your cursor over it. If the cursor turns into a
pointing hand, the topic is hot—you can jump to it by clicking once.
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If the manual has bookmarks, use the bookmark section on the left side of the
screen to move quickly to the topic of your choice. Click the show bookmarks
icon on the toolbar to see the bookmark section.
■
Use the arrow buttons in the toolbar or the vertical scroll bar on the right side of
the document to move through a manual. (The box to the left of the scroll bar
displays the current page number.)
■
If you need more information, open Acrobat Reader’s Help menu and select the
online guide.
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Basic Printing
This chapter describes what you need to do to print a basic document—such as a
memo, newsletter, or photograph—from loading the paper to selecting print settings
to controlling print jobs. Follow the step-by-step instructions for your operating
system in these sections:
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“Printing with Windows” on page 60
■
“Printing with a Macintosh” on page 64
For instructions on using special papers such as EPSON Photo Paper or envelopes, see
page 73.
For instructions on customizing your settings to fine-tune your printouts, see “Using
Custom Project Types” on page 67 and “Using the Advanced Dialog Box” on
page 70.
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Printing with Windows
1. Make sure your printer and computer are turned on.
2. Load a stack of plain paper with the printable side up and place it against the right
edge guide. Then slide the left edge guide against the paper’s left edge, making
sure the stack is lower than the arrow on the guide. If you are using letterhead or
preprinted paper, be sure the top of the paper feeds into the printer first.
load paper only up
to this arrow
slide paper against the
right edge guide
3. Open a Windows application program and select a document to print.
4. Open the File menu and click Print. You see the Print dialog box for your
application (the Print dialog box for your application may look slightly different):
Make sure your
printer is selected
here
If you see a
Properties button,
click it
If you see Setup,
Printer, or Options,
click that button
instead; then click
Properties in the next
screen
5. Make sure EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N is selected.
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6. If your application’s Print dialog box contains a Properties button, click
Properties and go to step 7.
If you see a Setup, Printer, or Options button, click it. Then click Properties on
the next screen.
In Windows 3.1, you won’t see a Properties button; just click Setup, Printer, or
Options until you see the window in step 7.
7. Now you see the printer settings dialog box. If necessary, click the Main tab to
display the settings shown below:
Media Type
setting
Automatic
mode setting
Ink setting
Quality/Speed
slider
Windows 95, 98, or NT
Automatic
mode setting
Media Type
setting
Quality/Speed
slider
Ink setting
Windows 3.1
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8. Check the following settings:
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Make sure the Media Type is set to Plain paper. (If you load a different type
of paper, select the corresponding Media Type for it, as described on page 76.
For instructions on loading special paper, see page 73.)
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Make sure Ink is set to Color if you want to print in color.
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Set the Mode option to Automatic. This is the easiest way to get good
printing results for all kinds of documents, on all types of paper.
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Move the Quality/Speed slider to the Quality setting. This selects high quality
printing for your media. (The slider is not available for some media types. You
can use a higher resolution on some papers on the Advanced [More Settings in
Windows 3.1] dialog box; see page 70 for instructions.)
9. Click the Paper tab at the top of the dialog box if you need to change the paper
size, number of copies, or page orientation.
Paper Size setting
Copies, Orientation, and
Printable Area settings.
Rotate by 180° is not
available with Windows 3.1
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10. Click the Layout tab (not available with Windows 3.1) if you want to reduce or
enlarge your printed image, print multiple pages on one sheet of paper, or add a
watermark.
Reduce/Enlarge, Print
Layout, and Watermark
settings
11. Click OK until you see the Print dialog box again.
12. Click OK to start printing. After a moment, the Progress Meter (Despooler in
Windows 3.1) appears and shows the progress of your print job. You can
cancel , pause , or restart
your print job as necessary.
Windows 95, 98, NT
Windows 3.1
For more information on printing, see the electronic EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N
Manual. See page 55 for instructions on viewing the manual.
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Printing with a Macintosh
1. Make sure your printer and Macintosh are turned on.
2. Load a stack of plain paper with the printable side up and place it against the right
edge guide. Then slide the left edge guide against the paper’s left edge, making
sure the stack is lower than the arrow on the guide. If you are using letterhead or
preprinted paper, be sure the top of the paper feeds into the printer first.
load paper only up
to this arrow
slide paper against the
right edge guide
3. Open a Macintosh application program and select a document to print.
4. Open the File menu and choose Page Setup (Document Setup in some
applications). You see a Page Setup dialog box like this:
Paper Size setting
5. Choose your paper size, page orientation, and printable area settings. Then
click OK.
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6. Now open the File menu and choose Print. You see the main printer settings
dialog box:
Media Type
setting
Automatic
mode setting
Ink setting
Quality/Speed
slider
7. Check the following settings:
■
Make sure the Media Type is set to Plain Paper. (If you load a different type
of paper, select a corresponding Media Type for it, as described on page 76.
For instructions on loading special paper, see page 73.)
■
Make sure Ink is set to Color if you want to print in color.
■
Set the Mode option to Automatic. This is the easiest way to get good
printing results for all kinds of documents, on all types of paper.
■
Move the Quality/Speed slider to the Quality setting. This selects high quality
printing for your media. (The slider is not available for some media types. You
can use a higher resolution on some papers on the Advanced dialog box; see
page 70 for instructions.)
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8. Click the
Layout icon if you want to reduce or enlarge your printed image,
print multiple pages on one sheet of paper, or add a watermark.
9. Click the
Background Printing icon if you want to prioritize or schedule your
print job for printing.
10. Click the
Preview icon, then click the Preview button that appears, if you
want to preview how your layout and other settings will look.
The Print button
changes to the
Preview button
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11. Click Print to start printing.
If you turned on background printing, you see the EPSON Monitor3 dialog box
to show you the print job’s progress. You can cancel , pause , or restart
your print jobs as necessary.
Job currently printing
Jobs waiting to print
Click to set priorities or
print times for waiting
print jobs
For more information on printing, see the electronic EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N
Manual. See page 55 for instructions on viewing the manual.
Using Custom Project Types
Your EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N printer software includes custom project types
with preset options for printing specific types of documents or images—such as
photographs, graphics, text, and drafts. These custom project types let you quickly
select the best settings for your particular type of document and paper. Some project
types may not be available, depending on your operating system and the Media Type
and Ink settings you choose.
You can also make detailed settings on the Advanced dialog box to fit your individual
needs, as described on page 70.
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Follow these steps to print with custom project types:
1. Create your image or document in your application software.
2. Access the printer settings dialog box as described in “Printing with Windows” on
page 60 or “Printing with a Macintosh” on page 64.
3. Choose the Media Type you want to print on. (If you’re not sure which setting to
choose, see “Selecting the Correct Media Type” on page 76.)
4. Choose Color or Black ink.
5. Click Custom (in Windows 3.1, click Advanced), and then click Custom
Settings. You see the list of project types.
Click Custom, then click here
to see a list of project types
Click Advanced, then click here to
see a list of project types
Windows 3.1
Windows 95, 98, NT
Click Custom, then click here
to see a list of project types
Macintosh
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Always choose your Media Type and Ink setting before you
select a custom project type. Some project types may not be
available with the Media Type or Ink settings you choose.
Printing with PhotoEnhance3 or PhotoEnhance™ may take
longer on some systems and images.
6. Choose the right setting for your project and Media Type following these
guidelines:
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PhotoEnhance3 (Windows 95, 98, NT, or Macintosh) or PhotoEnhance
(Windows 3.1): For printing images captured using a video camera, scanner,
or digital camera. Produces sharper images and more vivid colors by
automatically adjusting the contrast, saturation, and brightness.
■
Digital Camera (not available with Windows 3.1): For printing images
captured using a scanner or digital camera.
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Text/Graph: For printing graphics-intensive documents like presentations
with charts and graphs.
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Economy: For printing rough drafts of text on plain paper. Saves ink.
■
ICM (Image Color Matching; Windows 95 and Windows 98 only):
For printing documents created in an ICM compatible application.
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sRGB (Standard Red Green Blue; not available with Windows 3.1;
recommended only with Windows 98): For printing documents created in an
sRGB compatible application using sRGB colors, such as those designed for
the World Wide Web. See your Windows 98 online help for details.
■
ColorSync (Macintosh only): Automatically adjusts printout colors to closely
match the colors on your screen.
7. In Windows, click the Paper and Layout tabs (not available on Windows 3.1) to
check or change any necessary settings.
On a Macintosh, check or change any necessary settings on the Page Setup and
the Layout dialog boxes.
8. When you’re finished, click OK (Windows), then click any other buttons your
application uses for printing or click Print (Macintosh).
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Using the Advanced Dialog Box
For maximum control over your project, you can customize your print settings and
special effects. You can even save your custom settings as a group so you can use them
whenever you print a similar project. For more information, see your electronic
EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N Manual.
1. Create your image or document in your application software. Then access the
printer settings dialog box as described in “Printing with Windows” on page 60 or
“Printing with a Macintosh” on page 64.
2. Click Custom, and then click the Advanced button. (In Windows 3.1, click
Advanced, then click the More Settings button.) You see the Advanced dialog
box (called More Settings in Windows 3.1):
Click here to change your Print Quality (resolution)
Windows 95, 98, NT
Windows 3.1
Some of these options are automatically set or disabled by other settings you choose
Click here to change your
Print Quality (resolution)
Some of these options
are automatically set or
disabled by other settings
you choose
Macintosh
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3. Choose the Media Type and Ink settings you want to use. These settings are the
same as the ones you selected on the main printer settings dialog box. You can
change them here as you customize your settings, if needed.
The available Print Quality settings may be limited by the
Media Type you choose.
4. Choose one of the following Print Quality options:
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Economy: For low-resolution rough drafts on plain paper. Saves ink.
■
Normal - 360 dpi: For most documents on plain paper, transparencies, or
360 dpi Ink Jet Paper.
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Fine - 360 dpi: For high-speed, high-quality output.
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Photo - 720 dpi: For excellent high-resolution output.
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Photo - 1440 dpi: For the highest-resolution output.
5. Choose one of the following Halftoning options:
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No Halftoning: Select when printing black text only.
■
Error Diffusion: For printing photographic images. Blends each color dot with
the dots around it.
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Fine Dithering: For printing graphs or other images that require precise, solid
areas of bright colors.
6. Choose any of the following print options:
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MicroWeave: This option is automatically selected or disabled by the Print
Quality you choose and is not user selectable. MicroWeave prints in finer
increments to eliminate unwanted banding (light horizontal lines).
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High Speed: For fast, bidirectional printing.
■
Flip Horizontal: For printing a mirror image of your document. Use with
iron-on transfer paper so your ironed-on printout will read correctly.
■
Finest Detail: For printing text, graphics, and line art with very sharp edges.
Slows print speed and requires additional memory.
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7. Select a color management system (the availability depends on your operating
system):
■
Color Adjustment mode lets you choose just the level of adjustment you need,
from Automatic mode to No Color Adjustment (for using other color
management software). You can then individually adjust the levels of
Brightness, Contrast, and Saturation in your image, and increase or decrease
the amount of Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow inks used to print your image.
■
PhotoEnhance3 (Windows 95, 98, NT, or Macintosh) or PhotoEnhance
(Windows 3.1): For printing images captured using a video camera, scanner,
or digital camera. Use the example photograph on the screen to help you
adjust the Tone of your photo or correct common digital image flaws using
Digital Camera Correction mode and the Sharpness button.
■
ICM (Image Color Matching; Windows 95 and Windows 98 only)
For printing documents created in an ICM compatible application.
■
sRGB (Standard Red Green Blue; not available with Windows 3.1;
recommended only with Windows 98): For printing documents created in an
sRGB compatible application using sRGB colors, such as those designed for
the World Wide Web. See your Windows 98 online help for details.
■
ColorSync (Macintosh only): Automatically adjusts printout colors to closely
match the colors on your screen.
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. Click Save Settings in the
Advanced dialog box. Type a name for your setting group and
click OK. (In Windows 3.1, Save Settings is on the main
printer settings dialog box.)
8. Select any other settings you need to change in the printer software.
9. Click OK (Windows), then click any other buttons that your application uses for
printing or click Print (Macintosh).
For complete instructions on using all your printer software’s settings, see your
electronic EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N Manual.
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Using Special Papers
How can you get the best-looking photos, most vivid colors, and
sharpest text? Always use EPSON’s special ink jet papers. To
show you how much difference EPSON paper can make, we’ve
included some free samples.
Check out the EPSON Photo Paper Pack that came with your
printer. Then follow the instructions below to print your favorite
photos and documents on EPSON paper.
For a list of EPSON special ink jet papers and ordering
information, see the inside back cover. For complete instructions
on using all EPSON special ink jet papers, see your electronic
EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N Manual.
EPSON Photo Paper
Your EPSON Photo Paper Pack includes letter-size and 4 × 6-inch Photo Paper. You
can use EPSON Photo Paper to print photographs that look almost as good as the
ones you get from film processing. EPSON 4 × 6-inch Photo Paper is
micro-perforated around the edges so you can trim your printouts and “bleed” the
photo—extend it to the edge of the paper—on all sides. Photo Paper is also available
in A4 (8.3 × 11.7 inches) and Panoramic (8.27 × 23.4 inches) sizes.
Keep the following in mind when using EPSON Photo Paper:
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■
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Always load the paper with the whiter (glossier) side facing up.
Load up to 20 sheets of 4 × 6-inch, letter-size, or A4-size Photo Paper or 1 sheet
of Panoramic paper. Use a support sheet if it is included in the paper package.
To keep your printouts looking their best, store them in a resealable plastic bag or
other airtight covering and protect them from heat, humidity, and direct sunlight.
Return unused paper to the original package as soon as you finish printing.
If you’re using letter-size Photo Paper, follow the instructions in “Printing with
Windows” on page 60 or “Printing with a Macintosh” on page 64 to load and print
on the paper. Be sure to select Photo Paper as the Media Type setting.
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If you’re using 4 × 6-inch Photo Paper, follow these steps:
1. Load the paper against the right edge guide
with the glossy side facing up and the
perforated margins positioned as shown:
You can load up to 20 sheets of 4 × 6-inch
Photo Paper at a time. Make sure you place
the included support sheets A and B beneath
the stack, but don’t print on them.
2. Slide the left edge guide against the left edge of
the paper.
3. When you create the image in your application software, size it to 4.25 × 6.25
inches. You can also use your printer software’s Reduce/Enlarge settings, as
described in your EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N Manual.
0.67 in
trim size
0.24 in
printed
image size
0.12 in
0.12 in
0.24 in
4. Choose Photo Paper as the Media Type setting.
5. Choose Photo Paper 4 × 6 in as the Paper Size setting and Maximum
as the Printable Area setting.
6. After you print your picture, fold the paper back and forth along
the perforations and carefully tear the margins off.
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Envelopes
You can load up to 10 envelopes at a time. Load
the envelope flap edge first and printable side up.
Place it against the right edge guide and adjust
the left edge guide as shown here.
You may get better results if you press each
envelope flat before loading it, or try loading one
envelope at a time.
Select Plain paper as the Media Type and choose
the correct envelope size as the Paper Size setting
in the printer software.
Set the thickness lever to the + position when you print on envelopes or other thick
media, as shown here. (Make sure you return the lever to the 0 position before you
print on regular media.)
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Selecting the Correct Media Type
When you print on special media, you need to be careful about choosing the correct
Media Type setting in your printer software. Check the table below if you’re not sure
which setting to choose. For details on loading special media, see your electronic
EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N Manual.
For this media name . . .
Select this Media Type setting . . .
Plain paper sheets or envelopes
Plain paper
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper
EPSON High Quality Ink Jet Paper
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards
EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets
EPSON Photo Paper
Photo Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film
Photo Quality Glossy Film
EPSON Photo Stickers
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies
Ink Jet Transparencies
If you use special paper that comes with a cleaning sheet,
don’t use the cleaning sheet with your printer; it may jam
inside the printer.
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Maintaining Your Printer
This section describes the most common maintenance procedures you’ll need to
perform to keep your printer working at its best and to prepare it for moving. Just
follow the instructions in this chapter for:
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Cleaning the print head
■
Replacing an ink cartridge
■
Aligning the print head
■
Transporting the printer
For more details, see your electronic EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N Manual as
described on page 55.
Cleaning the Print Head
If your printed image is unexpectedly light or faint, or dots are missing from the
image, you may need to clean the print head. This unclogs the nozzles so they can
deliver ink properly.
Cleaning the print head uses ink, so clean it only if print quality declines. You can
clean the print head in either of the following ways:
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Using the Head Cleaning utility in your printer software (when the printer is
connected to a local port, not over a network), as described on page 78
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Using the printer’s control panel buttons, as described on page 79
Always wait until your document has finished printing before cleaning the print head.
If you use special paper that comes with a cleaning sheet,
don’t use the cleaning sheet with your printer; it may jam
inside the printer.
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Using the Head Cleaning Utility
Follow these steps to run the Head Cleaning utility:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and both the B black and
A color ink out lights are off.
2. Access the printer settings dialog box as described in “Printing with Windows” on
page 60 or “Printing with a Macintosh” on page 64.
3. Click the Utility tab (Windows) or the
Utility icon (Macintosh).
4. On the Utility menu, click the Head Cleaning icon.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to clean the print head. Cleaning takes a
little over a minute, during which the printer makes some noise and the P power
light flashes.
Never turn off the printer while the P power light is flashing,
unless the printer hasn’t moved or made noise for more than
5 minutes.
6. When the P power light stops flashing, run a nozzle check to test the results and
reset the cleaning cycle.
Make sure paper is loaded in the printer and click Print nozzle check pattern
(Windows) or Confirmation (Macintosh). Then click Next. The nozzle check
pattern prints; see “Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern” on page 80 for details.
7. If the nozzle check pattern is filled in completely, click Finish.
If the pattern is missing dots, click Clean to clean the print head again. If you
don’t see any improvement after cleaning two or three times, check the solutions
in “Problems Getting Good Print Quality” on page 93.
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Using the Control Panel
Follow these steps to clean the print head using the control panel:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and both the B black and
A color ink out lights are off.
2. Press the R cleaning button and hold it down for three seconds. Cleaning takes a
little over a minute, during which the printer makes some noise and the P power
light flashes.
Never turn off the printer while the P power light is flashing,
unless the printer hasn’t moved or made noise for more than
5 minutes.
3. After the P power light stops flashing, print a page to test the print quality and
reset the cleaning cycle.
If you’re using Windows or Macintosh, run a nozzle check. Go to step 4.
If you’re using DOS, open an application and print a document containing black
and color data. Then go to step 8.
4. Start an application, open a document, and access the printer settings dialog box
as described in “Printing with Windows” on page 60 or “Printing with a
Macintosh” on page 64.
5. Click the Utility tab (Windows) or the
Utility menu.
Utility icon (Macintosh). You see the
6. Make sure paper is loaded in the printer, click the Nozzle Check icon, and click
Next. The nozzle check pattern prints on the printer; see “Examining the Nozzle
Check Pattern” on page 80 for details.
7. If the nozzle check pattern is filled in completely, click Finish.
If the pattern is missing dots, click Clean to clean the print head again.
8. If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning two or three times, check the
solutions in “Problems Getting Good Print Quality” on page 93.
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Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern
Examine the nozzle check pattern
you print. It should look something
like this:
missing dots
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, as shown to the
right, clean the print head again; see
page 77 for instructions.
missing dots
Replacing an Ink Cartridge
When the B black or A 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. You cannot print if either ink
cartridge is empty.
You can also check your ink levels using the EPSON status monitor (not available for
Windows 3.1). See your electronic EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N Manual for details.
Use these EPSON ink cartridges within six months of installing them and before the
expiration date on the package:
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Black ink cartridge
T003011
■
Color ink cartridge
T005011
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.
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When you need new ink cartridges, contact your dealer or call EPSON Accessories at
(800) 873-7766 or visit our web site at www.epsonsupplies.com (U.S. sales only). In
Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
If you need to replace an ink cartridge before the lights flash (because the ink is too
old, for example) follow the instructions in “Replacing an Outdated Ink Cartridge”
on page 83.
Removing and Installing Ink Cartridges
You can replace a cartridge when the B black or A color ink out light is either
flashing or on. (If you perform these steps when both ink out lights are off, the printer
cleans the print heads as described on page 77.)
Follow these steps to replace ink cartridges:
1. Remove the new ink cartridge from its packaging.
2. Remove only the yellow part of the tape
seal on top as shown to the right.
Don’t pull off the blue portion or try
to remove the clear seal underneath the
cartridge.
Remove the yellow tape
black cartridge
color cartridge
You must remove the yellow tape from the top of the
cartridge or you will permanently damage it. Do not remove
the clear seal from the bottom of the cartridge; ink will leak.
3. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing, then open the printer cover.
4. Press the R cleaning button and hold it for about three seconds until the print
head moves left and the P power light begins flashing. The print head moves to
the black or color cartridge replacement position, depending on which ink
cartridge is empty.
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To avoid damaging the printer, never move the print head by
hand. 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.
5. Pull up the ink cartridge clamp. The cartridge
rises up from its holder.
6. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and
dispose of it carefully.
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap
and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them immediately
with water.
7. Lower the new ink cartridge into its holder with
the label facing up and toward the back of the
printer.
8. Press down the ink cartridge clamp until it
locks in place.
9. If you need to replace the other ink cartridge,
repeat steps 4 through 8 before continuing with
step 10.
10. Press the R cleaning button and close the printer cover. The printer moves the
print head and begins charging the ink delivery system.
The P power light flashes, and the printer makes various sounds. Charging takes
about one minute. When it’s finished, the Ppower light stops flashing and stays
on.
Never turn off the printer while the P power light is flashing,
unless the printer hasn’t moved or made noise for more than
5 minutes.
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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 head, you can
replace one or both cartridges.
Follow these steps to replace an ink cartridge before the B black or A color ink out
light is flashing or on:
1. Remove the new ink cartridge from its packaging.
2. Remove only the yellow part of the tape seal on top as shown below. Don’t pull
off the blue portion or try to remove the clear seal underneath the cartridge.
Remove the yellow tape
black cartridge
color cartridge
You must remove the yellow tape from the top of the
cartridge or you will permanently damage it. Do not remove
the clear seal from the bottom of the cartridge; ink will leak.
3. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing, then open the printer cover.
4. Press the E load/eject button and hold it down for three seconds until the print
head moves to the left to the black ink cartridge replacement position and the
Ppower light begins flashing.
5. If you need to replace only the color ink cartridge, press the E load/eject button
again until the print head moves to the color ink cartridge replacement position.
To avoid damaging the printer, never move the print head by
hand. 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.
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6. Pull up the ink cartridge clamp. The cartridge
rises up from its holder.
7. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose
of it carefully.
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap
and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them immediately
with water.
8. Lower the new ink cartridge into its holder
with the label facing up and toward the back of
the printer.
9. Press down the ink cartridge clamp until it
locks in place.
10. Press the E load/eject button. The print head
moves to the color ink cartridge replacement
position. If you need to replace the color ink
cartridge, repeat steps 6 through 9. Then
continue with step 11.
11. Press the E load/eject button again and close the printer cover.
The printer moves the print head and begins charging the ink delivery system.
The P power light flashes and the printer makes various sounds.
Charging takes about one minute. When it’s finished, the P power light stops
flashing and stays on.
Never turn off the printer while the P power light is flashing,
unless the printer hasn’t moved or made noise for more than
5 minutes.
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Aligning the Print Head
If your printouts contain misaligned vertical lines, you may need to align the print
head.
If you are using DOS, follow the instructions in your electronic EPSON Stylus
COLOR 900N Manual instead.
Follow these steps:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and letter-size paper is loaded.
Load paper that’s at least 8.27 inches (210 mm) wide. This
prevents ink from spraying inside the printer and smudging
your printouts.
For the best results, load EPSON ink jet paper in the printer
whenever you check the print head alignment.
2. Access the printer settings dialog box as described on page 61 (Windows) or
page 65 (Macintosh).
3. Click the Utility tab (Windows) or the
Utility menu.
Utility icon (Macintosh). You see the
4. Click the Print Head Alignment icon.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to print a test page and select the correct
alignment.
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Cleaning the Printer
To keep your printer working at its best, you should clean it several times a year.
Follow these steps:
1. Turn off the printer, unplug the power cord, and disconnect the network cable.
2. Remove all the paper from the sheet feeder.
3. Clean the exterior of the printer with a soft, damp cloth.
4. Clean ink out of the printer’s interior with a soft, damp cloth.
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 and don’t spray
lubricants or oils inside the printer.
Don’t use any cleaning sheets included with special media;
they may jam inside the printer.
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Transporting the Printer
If you move your printer some distance, you need to prepare it for transportation in
its original box. Follow these steps:
To avoid damage, always leave the ink cartridges installed
when transporting the printer.
Be sure to remove the tape used in step 4 after installing the
printer in its new location.
1. Turn on the printer and 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 network
cable from the printer.
3. Remove any paper from the printer and remove the paper support.
4. Open the printer cover. Secure the ink cartridge
holder to the printer with tape as shown, then close
the printer cover.
5. Push in the output tray extensions and close the
tray.
6. Repack the printer and attachments in the original
box using the protective materials that came with it.
See the unpacking sheet that was packed with your printer.
Be sure to keep the printer level as you transport it. If you notice a decline in print
quality after transporting the printer, clean the print head (see page 77); if output is
misaligned, align the print head (see page 85).
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Problem Solving
This section gives you the basics for diagnosing and solving printer problems. First see
“Diagnosing Printer Problems” below to help determine what the cause of the
problem may be. Then see “Problems and Solutions” on page 92 for solutions to
common setup and software problems.
There are additional problem solving tips in the “Troubleshooting” section of your
electronic EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N Manual. If none of the suggested solutions
solve your problem, contact your EPSON dealer or see “Where To Get Help” on
page 100.
Diagnosing Printer Problems
You can diagnose some problems by checking the printer’s control panel lights, as
described below. It may also be helpful to try running a printer check; see page 91 for
instructions.
Checking the Control Panel Lights
paper out light
black ink out light
power
light
color ink out light
cleaning button
power button
load/eject button
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Follow these guidelines when the control panel lights come on or flash:
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P is on
The P power light is on when the printer is on and ready to print. It
flashes when the printer is receiving a print job or performing a
maintenance operation, such as cleaning the print head.
S flashes
When the S paper out light flashes, you have a paper jam. Turn off
the printer and gently pull out all paper. Make sure none of the
sheets are curled, creased, old, stuck together, or too thin. Then
reload the stack against the right edge guide and slide the left edge
guide over to the paper’s left edge. Then turn the printer on.
S is on
When the S paper out light comes on, your paper is out or incorrectly
loaded. Make sure none of the sheets are curled, creased, old, stuck
together, or too thin. Then reload the stack against the right edge
guide and slide the left edge guide over to the paper’s left edge.
Press the E load/eject button to resume printing.
B or A flash
When an ink out light flashes, your ink supply is low. Make sure you
have a replacement cartridge.
B or A are on
When an ink out light comes on, you need to replace the ink
cartridge. See page 80 for instructions.
P and S flash, and
B and A are on
When the P power and S paper out lights flash and the B black and
A color ink out lights come on, jammed paper may be blocking
movement of the print head. Turn off the printer, wait a few seconds,
and turn it back on. If no paper ejects, turn off the printer, remove the
jammed paper, and turn it on again. If the lights still flash or stay on,
contact your dealer or EPSON; see page 100 for contact information.
P
S B A flash
When all the lights flash, your printer may have an internal error.
Make sure you removed all the packing material as described on the
unpacking sheet in your printer box. Then turn off the printer, wait a
few seconds, and turn it on again. If the lights still flash or stay on,
contact your dealer or EPSON; see page 100 for contact information.
P
S B A are off
When all the lights are off, the printer is not receiving power. Try
these solutions:
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Make sure the printer is turned on.
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Turn off the printer, plug in the power cord securely, and turn on
the printer again.
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Make sure the outlet is not controlled by a switch or timer and is
operable.
Running a Printer Check
You can run a printer check to determine whether the problem comes from the
printer itself or some other source. Follow these steps to run the printer check:
1. Make sure both the printer and computer are turned off.
2. Disconnect the interface cable from the printer.
3. Make sure paper is loaded in the printer.
Load paper that’s at least 8.27 inches (210 mm) wide. This
prevents ink from spraying inside the printer and smudging
your printouts.
4. Hold down the E load/eject button, then press and release the Ppower button.
Continue holding down the E load/eject button until the Ppower light starts to
flash, then release it.
The printer prints one page showing its ROM version number, ink counter, and a
nozzle check pattern. Only the nozzle check pattern is shown below.
5. To end the check, turn off the printer after it prints the check page. Then
reconnect the interface cable and turn on your printer and computer.
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If the results are satisfactory, the problem lies in your software settings, the
interface cable, or your computer.
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If the check page does not print correctly, you may have a problem with
your printer. First try cleaning the print head (see page 77). Then try the
suggestions in “Problems and Solutions” on page 92 for more information.
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Problems and Solutions
Here are some basic troubleshooting tips if you have any problems setting up your
printer, installing software, or getting good print quality.
Problems Setting Up the Printer or Installing Its
Software
If you installed the ink cartridges and the printer started making noise . . .
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The first time you install ink cartridges, the printer must charge its ink delivery
system for a couple minutes. Please wait until charging is finished (the Ppower
light stops flashing) before you turn off the printer. If you turn off the printer
while it is charging, it will begin charging again the next time you turn on the
printer and use more ink than necessary.
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Make sure the ink cartridge clamps are locked down completely and that no
packing material remains in the printer.
If your printer makes noise when you turn it on or after it has been sitting for a
while . . .
Your printer is performing routine maintenance.
If you’re having problems installing the printer software . . .
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Carefully follow the instructions for installing the printer software on page 49 or
page 110.
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Make sure your printer is turned on and the network cable is securely connected
to the printer and hub.
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Make sure you’ve closed all other applications, including any screen savers. Then
try installing the software again.
If your printer icon doesn’t appear in the Chooser (Macintosh) . . .
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Your Macintosh has extension conflicts. Disable Quick Draw GX in the
Extensions Manager. Make sure AppleTalk and SC 900 (AT) are enabled, and
then restart your Macintosh. Also, make sure your AppleTalk connection is set to
Ethernet.
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You may have too many items in the Chooser. Delete any unused items and check
the Chooser again.
If you can’t see the ink level gauge when you print in Windows . . .
Make sure you installed both parts of Status Monitor 2. If you didn’t, uninstall your
printer driver and Status Monitor 2, as described on page 97. Then, see page 23 to
install Status Monitor 2. After that, re-install your printer driver, following the
instructions on page 49. Once you’ve installed Status Monitor 2, make sure
background monitoring is turned on. See your electronic EPSON Stylus COLOR
900N Manual for details on Status Monitor 2. (Status Monitor 2 is not available for
Windows 3.1.)
Problems Getting Good Print Quality
If you see horizontal banding . . .
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Make sure the print head nozzles are not clogged. To clean the print head, see
page 77.
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Make sure the Media Type setting matches the paper you loaded. See page 76 for
guidelines.
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Make sure the printable side of the paper is face up. It is usually the whiter or
shinier side of ink jet paper.
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Make sure the ink cartridges aren’t low on ink. If either ink out light is flashing,
replace the ink cartridge; see page 80. If your ink cartridge is more than six
months old, you may need to replace it; see page 83.
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Try using Automatic mode. See page 62 (Windows) or page 65 (Macintosh) for
instructions.
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Make sure the paper thickness lever is in the 0 position, as shown to the right. Set
the thickness lever to the + position when you print on thicker paper or envelopes.
If you see vertical banding . . .
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Make sure the print head nozzles are not clogged. To clean the print head, see
page 77.
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Run the Print Head Alignment utility. See page 85 for instructions.
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Check the paper thickness lever position. If it’s in the + position, your printer is
set for thicker paper or envelopes and your image may have banding.
For most papers, set the paper thickness lever to the 0 position.
If your printout is blurry or smeared . . .
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Make sure your paper isn’t damp or loaded face down (the printable side should
be loaded face up). If it’s damp, reload a new stack of paper.
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Use a support sheet with special media or try loading your media one sheet at a
time.
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Make sure your paper or media meets the specifications listed in your electronic
EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N Manual.
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Run the Print Head Alignment utility. See page 85 for instructions.
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Check the paper thickness lever position. If it’s in the + position, your printer is
set for thicker paper or envelopes and your image may smear. For most papers, set
the paper thickness lever to the 0 position, as shown above.
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If your printout is faint or has gaps in the image . . .
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Make sure the print head nozzles are not clogged. To clean the print head, see
page 77.
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Make sure your paper isn’t damaged, old, dirty, or loaded face down. If it is,
reload a new stack of paper with the printable side up. The printable surface is
usually whiter or shinier.
If your printout contains incorrect or missing colors . . .
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Make sure the Ink setting is set to Color for color images.
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Make sure the print head nozzles are not clogged. To clean the print head, see
page 77.
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Make sure the ink cartridges aren’t low on ink or too old. If either ink out light is
flashing, replace the ink cartridge; see page 80. If your ink cartridge is more than
six months old, you may need to replace it; see page 83.
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Try using Automatic mode. See page 62 (Windows) or page 65 (Macintosh) for
instructions.
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Your printed colors can never exactly match your on-screen colors. However, you
can use a color management system to get as close as possible. For information on
your printer software’s color matching options, see your electronic EPSON Stylus
COLOR 900N Manual.
If your printout contains incorrect characters . . .
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Your printer’s network cable may not be securely connected. Check that the
cables are connected correctly at all places between your computer and the printer
on the network to ensure proper communication. After adjusting the cable(s), try
printing from an application again.
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Your printer may not be selected as the current printer in your application, or as
the Windows default printer, or as the current printer in the Macintosh Chooser.
Be sure to select EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N in your application. For
instructions on selecting the Windows default printer, see your Windows
documentation or online help. To select your printer in the Macintosh Chooser,
see page 52.
If your printout is grainy . . .
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Try using a higher quality paper.
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Make sure you set the Quality/Speed slider to the Quality setting in your printer
software; see page 62 (Windows) or page 65 (Macintosh) for instructions.
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Run the Print Head Alignment utility. See page 85 for instructions.
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You may need to increase the image resolution or print it in a smaller size. See
your software documentation for instructions.
Uninstalling Printer Software
If you need to uninstall and reinstall your printer software (the driver, EPSON Status
Monitor 2, or EPSON Net!2), follow the steps in this section.
Uninstalling Your Printer Driver
If any of the suggested solutions above indicate that you should uninstall and then
reinstall your printer driver, follow the steps in the appropriate section below for your
operating system.
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Windows 98 and Windows 95
Follow the steps below to uninstall the printer driver.
If you are using Status Monitor 2 and uninstall and then
reinstall the printer driver software, you must either run
the setup program as described in “Changing the Status
Monitor 2 Setup” on page 103 in your electronic EPSON
Stylus COLOR 900N Manual, or uninstall and reinstall Status
Monitor 2, so it can recognize your printer.
In Windows NT 4.0, you can’t uninstall the printer driver with
the Add/Remove Programs utility. See your Windows
documentation to remove printer drivers from your system.
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
3. Select EPSON Printer Software in the program list.
4. Click the Add/Remove button. Follow the instructions on the screen to uninstall
your software.
To reinstall your software, see page 49.
Windows 3.1
1. Double-click the Main program group icon, then double-click the Control Panel
icon.
2. Double-click Printers.
3. Select EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N in the Installed Printers list and click the
Remove button.
To reinstall your software, see page 49.
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Macintosh
1. Insert the EPSON printer software CD-ROM in your drive.
2. Double-click the Installer icon. Then click Continue.
3. Click the arrow in the list at the top showing Easy Install, and select Remove
from the list.
4. Click the Remove button on the bottom of the screen.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to uninstall the printer software.
To reinstall your software, see page 49.
Uninstalling EPSON Status Monitor 2
Follow the steps below to uninstall EPSON Status Monitor 2. If you are using
Windows NT, you need to log on as the Administrator.
If EPSON TCP/IP printing is enabled, disable it as described in
“Changing the Status Monitor 2 Setup” on page 103 in your
electronic EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N Manual.
If you try to uninstall EPSON Status Monitor 2 when using
IntranetWare Client for NT in Windows NT 4.0, and an error
message appears and the uninstall process terminates, delete
the following files from the directory where EPSON Status
Monitor 2 is installed, and then delete EPSON Status Monitor
2. (Deleting these files will not cause errors in Novell
IntranetWare Client for NT.)
Files: NETWIN16.DLL, CLNWIN16.DLL, LOCWIN16.DLL,
NCPWIN16.DLL, NWIPXSPX.DLL, CLXWIN16.DLL,
CALWIN16.DLL
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Control Panel.
2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
3. Click EPSON Status Monitor 2 and click the Add/Remove button.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
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Uninstalling EPSON Net!2
Follow these steps to uninstall EPSON Net!2 in Windows:
1. Double-click the My Computer icon, then double-click the Control Panel icon.
2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
3. Select EPSON Net!2 in the program list.
4. Click the Add/Remove button. Follow the instructions on the screen to uninstall
your software.
To reinstall your software, see page 21.
To remove EPSON Net!2 from a Macintosh system, find the EPSON Net!2 folder
that you created and drag it to your Trash icon.
Where To Get Help
EPSON provides technical assistance through automated telephone services and
electronic support services 24 hours a day, as listed in the following tables:
Automated telephone services
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Service
Access
EPSON
SoundAdviceSM
For pre-recorded answers to commonly asked questions about
EPSON products 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call
(800) 922-8911.
EPSON
FaxAdviceTM
Access EPSON’s technical information library by calling
(800) 922-8911. You must provide a return fax number to use
this service.
EPSON Referral
Service
For the location of your nearest Authorized EPSON Reseller or
Customer Care Center, call (800) 922-8911.
Electronic support services
Service
Access
World Wide Web
From the Internet, you can reach EPSON’s Home Page at
http://www.epson.com.
EPSON Internet
FTP Site
If you have Internet FTP capability, use your Web browser (or
other software for FTP downloading) to log onto ftp.epson.com
with the user name anonymous and your e-mail address as the
password.
EPSON Forum on
CompuServe
Members of CompuServe can type GO EPSON at the menu
prompt to reach the Epson America Forum. For a free
introductory CompuServe membership, call (800) 848-8199 and
ask for representative #529.
To speak to a technical support representative, dial (310) 787-6346 (U.S.) or (905)
709-2567 (Canada), 6 AM to 8 PM, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday and 7 AM
to 4 PM, Saturday. Toll or long distance charges may apply.
Before you call, please have the following information ready:
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Product name (EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N)
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Product serial number (located on the back of the printer)
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Computer configuration
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A status sheet from the Ethernet card (see page 17)
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Description of the problem
You can purchase ink cartridges, paper, manuals, and accessories from EPSON
Accessories at (800) 873-7766 or visit our website at www.epsonsupplies.com (U.S.
sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
If you need help using another manufacturer’s software with an EPSON product, see
the documentation for that software for technical support information.
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Installing Software From Diskettes
If you need to install the printer software on a system that doesn’t have a CD-ROM
drive (such as a workstation), use the instructions in this chapter to do one of the
following:
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For Windws, you can create the software diskettes on another computer that has a
CD-ROM drive using the disk creation utility on the printer software CD-ROM,
as described below.
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For a Macintosh, you can copy the files on a computer that has a CD-ROM drive.
See page 106.
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Order software diskettes from EPSON. (See page 106.)
Once you have your diskettes, follow the steps starting on page 107 to install the
software.
Creating the Software Diskettes
Using the Disk Creation Utility
If you want to make diskettes in Windows, make sure you have several formatted
diskettes ready, then follow these steps:
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1. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in your CD-ROM drive and a blank,
formatted diskette in the diskette drive.
You see the EPSON Installation Program screen:
If the screen does not appear, go to My Computer and double-click the Epson
CD-ROM icon to start the EPSON Installation program.
2. Highlight Create Printer Driver/Utility diskettes and click the right arrow
button .
3. Select which program you want and click OK. You see a screen like the following:
The screen lists the number of diskettes you need and lets you change the floppy
drive letter, if necessary.
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4. Click Next.
You see a screen similar to the following:
5. Click Copy to copy the first diskette. You see a screen showing the progress as the
files are copied to the diskette. For multiple diskettes, when the first diskette is
finished, the installer prompts you to insert disk 2.
Make sure you label each diskette in order as you create it: Status Monitor 2,
network part, disk 1 of 2, etc.
If you are making Status Monitor 2 diskettes, make sure you
label the diskettes for both parts carefully, so you do not mix
up the network diskettes and the EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N
diskettes.
6. If you have to create more than one disk, insert the next disk and click Copy.
Repeat this step for a third disk if necessary.
7. When the diskettes have finished copying, click Quit and then click OK.
After you have created all the diskettes you need, you can install the software by
following the steps that start on page 107.
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Copying Macintosh Files
If you have a Macintosh computer and you need to create diskettes, use a computer
that has a CD-ROM drive to drag the following files from your CD-ROM onto
diskettes (1 per file):
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EPSON Installer (printer driver software)
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EPSON Net!2
Ordering Printer Software Diskettes
You can order software diskettes from EPSON by phone or fax for $19.95 shipping
and handling (plus tax where applicable), or you can download the diskette image
files. When you’re ready to install your software, see page 107.
Download:
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EPSON Web Page: Point your browser to http://www.epson.com/connects
and select File Downloads (FTP).
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EPSON Internet FTP Site: Log on to ftp.epson.com with the user name
anonymous and your e-mail address as the password.
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Epson America Forum on CompuServe®: Click on Services. . . Go, then type
EPSONFOR in the dialog box.
If you need downloading instructions, call EPSON’s FaxAdvice service at
(800) 922-8911 and request document #1220; be sure to supply a return fax number.
Fax:
Send the following information by fax to EPSON at (310) 782-5266:
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Name and Company name
Street address (no P.O. boxes please)
City, State and ZIP code
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Daytime telephone number
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Payment method (VISA, MasterCard, or American Express)
Card number and expiration date
Be sure to sign your fax; it is required for the credit card purchase
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Printer name (EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N)
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Operating system (Window 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT 4.0,
or Macintosh).
Phone:
Call (310) 533-8467 from 6 AM to 6 PM Pacific time, Monday through Friday.
Installing EPSON Net!2
If you have the following network configurations, you should install EPSON Net!2:
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Windows 98, Windows 95, or Windows NT 4.0 with TCP/IP or NetWare
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Macintosh with AppleTalk (EtherTalk)
Installing EPSON Net!2 in Windows
Follow these steps:
1. Insert the EPSON Net!2 diskette in your drive.
2. Click Start, then click Run.
3. Type A:\WINDOWS\INSTALL and click OK. (If your diskette drive is not A,
substitute the correct letter.)
4. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
After you install EPSON Net!2, you can configure your printer for NetWare (on
page 26) or for TCP/IP (on page 39).
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Installing EPSON Net!2 on a Macintosh
Follow these steps:
1. Create a folder for EPSON Net!2 on your hard disk.
2. Insert the EPSON Net!2 diskette in your drive.
3. Double-click the diskette to open it and copy EPSON Net!2 to the folder you
created.
After you install EPSON Net!2, you use it to configure your printer for AppleTalk, as
described on page 44.
Installing Status Monitor 2
EPSON Status Monitor 2 is a single utility that you install on your computer in two
parts. For each system that will monitor the printer, make sure you install the network
part and the EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N part of EPSON Status Monitor 2. These
two parts work together to allow you to see your printer’s status information over the
network.
You may not see all the steps here, depending on your
computer’s configuration.
If you are using Windows 98 or Windows 95, make sure you
have TCP/IP installed on your system before installing Status
Monitor 2 so you can enable EPSON TCP/IP printing.
Write down your settings in the spaces provided as you install
the first part of Status Monitor 2. You need to select the same
settings for the second part.
Follow these steps to install EPSON Status Monitor 2:
1. Insert the Status Monitor 2 for Network, diskette 1, in your drive.
2. Click Start, then click Run.
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3. Type A:\SETUP and click OK.
4. Close any open programs and click Next. A screen appears asking where you want
to install Status Monitor 2.
5. Click Next to accept the default directory or choose a different directory and click
Next.
6. If you are using Windows 98 or Windows 95 and you have TCP/IP installed, you
see a screen asking you if you want to enable EPSON TCP/IP printing.
Select Yes if you want to print with TCP/IP, and then click Next.
TCP/IP Printing:
Yes_______
No_______
7. Select the type of printer(s) you want to monitor and click Next.
Monitor:
EPSON TCP/IP printers_______ Windows shared printers_______
NetWare printers_______ local printers_______
8. Select Monitor to monitor EPSON network printers that do not have drivers
installed in your computer. Select Do not monitor if network traffic is a problem.
Then click Next.
Printers: Monitor_______ Do not monitor_______
9. If you’re using NetWare, set the number of hops (0 to 15) and click Next.
Number of hops:_______
If you have dial-up routers in a NetWare environment, they
may automatically dial up the next hop and you may be
charged for the line connection depending on the number of
hops you set. To prevent this and to keep network traffic to a
minimum, set hops carefully.
10. Check the current settings and click Next to install the software. When the
installer prompts you, insert the second diskette.
11. When you see the Setup Complete screen, select No and click Finish.
12. Insert the Status Monitor 2 for EPSON Stylus COLOR 900N, diskette 1, in your
drive.
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13. Follow steps 2 through 10, using the same settings you used in those steps.
14. When the Setup Complete screen appears, select Yes and click Finish.
15. After you restart your computer, right-click the green background monitoring
icon
in your Startup group on the taskbar. Click Stop monitoring now.
This turns off background monitoring, which may interfere with EPSON Net!2
when you configure the card. (See page 95 in your electronic EPSON Stylus
COLOR 900N Manual or Chapter 11 in your Administrator’s Manual to turn on
background monitoring.)
If you install Status Monitor 2 on additional workstations, or
you are not using EPSON Net!2, you do not have to turn off
background monitoring. You should limit the number of
systems that monitor the printer, however, to prevent
network traffic problems.
Installing the Printer Driver in Windows
Follow these steps to install your printer driver:
1. Insert diskette 1 in your drive.
2. In Windows 98, Windows 95, or Windows NT 4.0, click Start, then click Run.
In Windows 3.1x, select Run from the File menu in Program Manager.
3. Type A:\Setup (where A: is your diskette drive letter).
4. Click OK and follow the instructions on the screen to install your printer driver.
Your printer is automatically set to your local port, LPT1. You need to change it
to follow the network path to your printer by adding a port as described on
pages 51 and 52.
For basic instructions on using your printer driver, see
page 59.
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Installing the Printer Driver in Macintosh
Follow these steps to install your printer driver:
1. Turn on your printer and your Macintosh and turn off any virus protection
programs you may have.
2. Insert the diskette in your drive and double-click the diskette icon that appears.
3. Double-click the Installer icon.
4. Follow the instructions on the screen and restart your computer.
To use the printer, you need to select the SC 900 (AT) printer in the Chooser and
make sure AppleTalk is on.
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Index
360 dpi Ink Jet Paper, 76
Custom project types, 67 to 69
A
D
Accessories, 101
Adobe Acrobat Reader, 55 to 57
Advanced mode, 70 to 72
Advanced settings
print quality, 70 to 72
project types, 67 to 69
special effects, 70 to 72
Aligning print head, 85
arp command, 42 to 44
Automatic mode
Macintosh, 65
Windows, 62
Despooler, Windows 3.1, 63
Device name, 47
DHCP, 41
Diffusion, error, 71
Digital Camera Correction setting, 72
Digital Camera setting, 69
Diskettes
installing software, 107 to 111
making, 103 to 105
ordering, 106
Dithering, 71
Documentation, how to use, 55 to 57
Driver
installing from diskettes, 110
uninstalling, 97 to 99
B
Background monitoring, 25
Background printing, Macintosh, 66
Banding, 93
Bindery, 26
BOOTP, 41
C
Cable, network, 4, 5
Cleaning
print head, 77 to 79
printer, 86
sheets, 76, 77, 86
Color Adjustment mode, 72
Color management settings, 72
ColorSync setting, 69, 72
E
Economy setting, 69, 71
ENERGY STAR, 6
Envelopes, printing on, 75
EPSON
Accessories, 101
help, 100 to 101
media and paper, 76
EPSON Monitor3, 67
EPSON Net!2
installing from CD-ROM, 21 to 23
installing from diskettes, 107
uninstalling, 100
Error Diffusion setting, 71
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Ethernet card
MAC address, 17
Ethernet card home page, 46 to 48
F
Faint images, 96
Finest Detail setting, 71
Flip Horizontal setting, 71
G
Gateway, 41
Graph setting, 69
H
Halftoning setting, 71
Head Cleaning utility, 78
Help, 100 to 101
High Speed setting, 71
I
ICM (Image Color Matching) setting, 69, 72
Incorrect colors in printout, 96
Ink cartridge
replacing, 80 to 82
replacing outdated, 80, 83 to 84
safety instructions, 9
Ink Jet Transparencies, 76
Ink level gauge, 93
Ink setting, 68, 71
Installation, troubleshooting, 92
IP address, 41
Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper, 76
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L
Layout tab, Windows, 63
Lever, thickness, 75, 94, 95
M
MAC address, 17
Macintosh
background printing, 66
Chooser, 93
preview, 66
system requirements, 5
using diskettes, 106 to 111
Manual, how to use, 2, 55 to 57
Media Type setting, 68, 71, 74, 76
MicroWeave setting, 71
Mirror images, 71
Moving printer, 87
N
NetBIOS name, 47
Nozzle check pattern, 80
NwAdmin, 26 to 32
P
Page Setup, Macintosh, 64
Paper
loading, 60, 64, 73 to 75
thickness lever, 75, 94, 95
Paper support, 12
Paper tab, Windows, 62
Photo Paper, 73 to 74, 76
Photo Paper Pack, 73
Photo Quality Glossy Film, 76
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper, 76
PhotoEnhance3 and PhotoEnhance settings,
69, 72
Preview, Macintosh, 66
Print head
aligning, 85
cleaning, 77 to 79
Print quality, 71, 93 to 97
Printable area setting, Photo Paper, 74
Printer
cable, 4, 5
noise, 92
parts, 6
Printer software, uninstalling, 97 to 100
Printing
advanced settings, 67 to 72
Macintosh, 64 to 67
special papers, 73 to 76
Windows, 60 to 63
Problems, diagnosing, 89 to 91
Progress Meter, 63
Project types, custom, 67 to 69
Software installation
troubleshooting, 92
Special effects, 70 to 72
Special papers, 73 to 76
sRGB (Standard Red Green Blue) setting,
69, 72
Status Monitor 2
installing from CD-ROM, 23 to 26
installing from diskettes, 108
uninstalling, 99
Status sheet, 17
Subnet mask, 41
Support, 100 to 101
System requirements
Macintosh, 5
Windows, 4
T
Quality/Speed slider
Macintosh, 65
Windows, 62
Queues, creating in NetWare 4.1x, 28 to 32
Text/Graph setting, 69
Thickness lever, 75, 94, 95
Tone setting, 72
Transfer Paper, Iron-On Cool Peel, 76
Transparencies, 76
Transporting printer, 87
Troubleshooting, 100 to 101
R
U
RARP, 41
Reader, see Adobe Acrobat Reader
Resolution, see Print quality
Uninstalling software, 97 to 100
Utilities
aligning print head, 85
head cleaning, 78
Status Monitor 2, 23, 99, 108
Q
S
Safety instructions, 8 to 9
Service, 100 to 101
Sharpness setting, 72
Smears, 75, 94, 95
W
Watermark
Macintosh, 66
Windows, 63
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Windows
Progress Meter, 63
system requirements, 4
using diskettes, 103 to 110
Workgroup name, 47
World Wide Web, 101
Y
Year 2000, 6
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EPSON Ink Jet Papers
Use EPSON’s paper and inks to get the same photo quality results that have earned your printer all of
its awards! EPSON’s papers are specially coated to work with EPSON’s quick drying inks. You’ll notice
that when prints come out of your printer, you can immediately handle them. There is no drying time,
no smearing or smudging, and your image is clean and smooth. Here are just a few of EPSON’s papers:
360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
Bright white coated paper for quick printing at lower resolutions with brilliant
results. Perfect for letters, charts, clip art, and color drafts.
Photo Quality Glossy Film
Durable, bright white film sheets with the highest-gloss finish. Perfect for
printing professional quality, high-resolution photographs of all your digital
images.
Photo Paper and Panoramic Photo Paper
Photo lab quality, heavier weight glossy paper available in a variety
of sizes. Perfect for color photo keepsakes of snapshots, framed art,
banners, and panoramics.
Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper
Transfer your designs and photographs onto t-shirts or other cloth items. Perfect
for ironing onto team t-shirts, canvas bags, crafts, and gifts.
See the inside back cover for a list of EPSON papers and ordering information.
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How to Order EPSON Ink and Paper
To order EPSON ink cartridges, paper, and other printing media, contact your dealer or
call EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766 or visit our web site at www.epsonsupplies.com
(U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
Ink Cartridges
Order these EPSON ink cartridges and use them within six months of installing them and
before the expiration date on the package:
Black ink cartridge T003011
Color ink cartridge T005011
EPSON Papers
Paper name
Size
Part number
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
Letter
S041060
A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
S041059
Letter
S041111
A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
S041117
Letter
S041062
A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
S041061
Legal
S041067
A6 (4.1 x 5.8 inches)
S041054
8 x 10 inches
S041122
4 x 6 inches
S041134
Letter
S041141
A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
S041140
Panoramic (8.3 x 23 inches)
S041145
EPSON Photo Stickers Kit (CD-ROM/paper)
EPSON Photo Stickers (refill)
A6 (4.1 x 5.8 inches)
A6 (4.1 x 5.8 inches)
S041144-KIT
S041144
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film
Letter
S041072
A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
S041071
A6 (4.1 x 5.8 inches)
S041107
Letter
S041064
A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
S041063
EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets
A4 (8.3 x 11.7 inches)
S041106
EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper
Letter
S041153/S041155
EPSON High Quality Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards
EPSON Photo Paper
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies
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