Epson RX580 - Stylus Photo Color Inkjet User`s guide

Epson RX580 - Stylus Photo Color Inkjet User`s guide
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Basics Guide
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Contents
Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Using the RX580 Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Loading Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Using Special Papers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Copying a Photo or Document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Placing the Original on the Glass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Copying Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Copying Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Selecting Copy Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Reprinting Photos and Restoring Color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
12
14
15
16
18
Printing From a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Compatible Cards and Image Formats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inserting the Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing From a USB Flash Drive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Viewing Photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing Photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing an Index Sheet to Select Photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Touching Up Your Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cropping Your Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing Photo Greeting Cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing Camera-Selected DPOF Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Restoring Default Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
21
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24
25
31
34
36
38
40
40
Printing From a Camera, PDA, or Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Printing From a PictBridge Camera or Phone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Printing From a Mobile Phone or PDA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
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Printing on CDs and DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Measuring Your CDs/DVDs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Inserting a CD or DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing Photos on a CD or DVD. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Copying onto a CD/DVD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Returning the Front Tray to the Paper Position. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Printing a CD/DVD Jewel Case Insert. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
45
46
48
51
54
55
Printing From Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Printing With Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Printing From a Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Selecting the Correct Paper Type. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Scanning a Photo or Document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Scanning to Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Scanning to a Memory Card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Backing Up Your Photos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Maintaining Your RX580 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
Checking the Print Head Nozzles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cleaning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Replacing Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Aligning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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71
77
Solving Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Where To Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Notices. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
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Introduction
After you have set up your Epson Stylus® Photo RX580 all-in-one as described on
the Start Here sheet, read this book to:
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Load paper
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Make a quick copy of a document or photo
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Restore color in faded photos
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Print photos stored on a memory card
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Print photos directly from your camera, mobile phone, or PDA
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Print on CDs or DVDs
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Print a basic document or photo from your computer
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Scan a document or photo
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Back up your photos to a USB flash drive or CD
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Perform routine maintenance
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Solve simple problems
This book tells you how to do most of these things without ever turning on your
computer! Of course your RX580 can do lots more when you connect it to your
Windows® or Macintosh® computer. For additional instructions, see the onscreen User’s Guide by selecting the icon for it on your desktop.
Please follow these guidelines as you read your RX580 instructions:
Warning:
Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Caution:
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Note:
Notes contain important information about your RX580.
Tip:
Tips contain hints for better copying, scanning, and printing.
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Using the RX580 Control Panel
Copy a photo or document
View and print photos
on card; scan to card
Print on CD/DVDs;
reprint or restore photos;
print photo greeting cards
Display 1 or 9 photos;
crop or zoom a photo
Check ink status;
maintain the RX580;
adjust CD/DVD print position;
backup photos;
restore defaults;
make PictBridge® or Bluetooth® settings
Stop printing or
copying; cancel
settings
To save energy, the screen goes dark after the RX580 is idle for 13 minutes. You
also see a green light rotate around the Mode buttons.
Press any button to reactivate the RX580. Then press the button for the feature
you want to use.
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Loading Paper
The type of paper you choose affects the way your printouts look, so make sure
you select the correct paper for your job. If you are just making a copy or printing
a rough draft, plain paper is fine.
However, for the best results, use one of Epson’s special ink jet papers designed for
your printer. For example, photos look great printed on Epson® Ultra Premium
Photo Paper Glossy. See page 10 for a list of Epson papers and ordering
information.
1. Open the paper support, then pull up the extension.
2. Open the front cover.
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3. Slide out the front tray extensions.
Note:
Make sure the front tray is in the paper (lower) position. If it is not, lift up the tray
lever to reposition the front tray.
4. Slide the edge guide to the left.
Note:
If the hinged feeder guard is in the way, flip it forward.
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5. Insert the paper, printable side up, against the right edge. The printable side is
often whiter or brighter than the other side.
Always load paper short edge first, even for landscape printing. Make sure the
paper lies beneath the tabs.
4 × 6-inch,
5 × 7-inch
Letter-size,
8 × 10-inch
You can load up to 120 sheets of plain paper or up to 20 sheets of photo
paper. Make sure the paper stack fits under the arrow inside the left edge
guide.
6. Slide the left edge guide against the left edge of the paper (but not too tightly).
4 × 6-inch,
5 × 7-inch
Letter-size,
8 × 10-inch
For additional information and instructions on loading envelopes, see your onscreen User’s Guide.
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Using Special Papers
You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper from an authorized Epson reseller.
To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766).
Or you can also purchase online at www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or
www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
Paper name*
Size
Part
number
Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Borderless 4 × 6 inches
S041934
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
S041935
Borderless 4 × 6 inches
S041808
Epson Ultra Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Epson Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper
S041727
Borderless 5 × 7 inches
S041464
Borderless 8 × 10 inches
S041465
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
S041286
S041667
Epson Premium Photo Paper Semigloss
Epson Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Epson Photo Paper Glossy
Borderless 4 × 6 inches
S041982
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
S041331
Borderless 4 × 6 inches
S041134
Epson Glossy Photo Paper
S041671
S041809
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
S041141
S041649
S041271
Epson Bright White Paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
S041586
Epson Premium Presentation Paper
Matte
Borderless 8 × 10 inches
S041467
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
S041257
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
S041568
Epson Matte Paper Heavyweight
Epson Premium Presentation Paper
Matte Double-sided
Epson Double-sided Matte Paper
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Paper name*
Size
Part
number
Epson Presentation Paper Matte
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
S041062
Epson Iron-on Cool Peel Transfer paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
S041153
Epson Photo Quality Self Adhesive
Sheets
A4 (8.3 × 11.7 inches)
S041106
Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
S041405
Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper
*
The availability of paper types and sizes varies by location.
Storing and Displaying Your Prints
With proper care, photographs from your RX580 will last for many years. The
special Epson Claria™ inks designed for your printer provide the ultimate
combination of photo quality and longevity when used with Epson papers for
prints that are properly displayed or stored. For best results, always use Epson
papers.
As with traditional photos, Epson recommends proper care that will minimize
color changes and lengthen display life:
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Frame prints under glass or a protective plastic sleeve to protect them from
atmospheric contaminants like humidity, smoke, and high levels of ozone.
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As with all photographs, keep your prints away from direct sunlight.
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Keep your prints away from high temperature.
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For proper storage, keep your prints in a photo album or plastic photo storage
box in acid-free, archival sleeves commonly available from most camera stores.
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Always keep unused paper in the original package.
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Copying a Photo or Document
Follow the instructions in these sections:
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“Placing the Original on the Glass” (see below)
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“Copying Documents” on page 14
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“Copying Photos” on page 15
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“Selecting Copy Settings” on page 16
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“Reprinting Photos and Restoring Color” on page 18
Placing the Original on the Glass
1. Open the document cover and place your original face-down on the glass, in
the upper left corner.
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2. Close the document cover gently so that your original doesn’t move.
Caution:
Never open the document cover beyond where it stops and do not place heavy
objects on top of the RX580.
If you need to copy a thick or large document, you can remove the document
cover. Just open it and pull it straight up.
If you need to press the document flat while you copy it, do not press too hard
and be careful not to move it.
When you are done, replace the document cover by inserting the tabs back
into the slots.
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Copying Documents
You can copy documents in color or black and white, using plain paper or a variety
of Epson papers for special projects.
1. Make sure the RX580 is turned on.
2. Place your document on the glass as described on page 12. Be sure to close the
document cover.
3. Load up to 120 sheets of plain paper or 20 sheets of specialty paper, as
described on page 7.
4. Press the Copy mode button.
5. Press l or r to choose Color or B&W.
6. If you want more than one copy, press the Copies + button to select
the number you want.
7. If you want to resize your copy, print on special paper, or adjust other
settings, see page 16.
8. Press the x Start button to start copying.
If you need to cancel copying, press the y Stop/Clear Settings button. Do not
pull out paper that is being printed; it will be ejected automatically to the front
tray.
Note:
The copies may not be exactly the same size as the original.
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Copying Photos
You can copy a photograph on 4 × 6, 5 × 7, 8 × 10, or 8.5 × 11-inch paper. You
can easily resize your photo to fit on any size paper you want to use. The easiest
way to copy photos (using default settings) is using 4 × 6 Epson Premium Photo
Paper Glossy.
See page 10 for a list of special Epson papers for photos, scrapbook pages, and
creative projects.
1. Place your document or photo on the glass as described on page 12. Be sure to
close the document cover.
2. Load your photo paper, as described on page 7.
3. Press the Copy mode button.
4. Press l or r to choose Color or B&W.
5. If you want more than one copy, press the Copies +
button to select the number you want.
6. Press d, then press r, select Photo, and press OK.
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These settings are automatically selected when you
copy photos: Borderless prints, automatically sized
to fit on 4 × 6-inch Premium Photo Paper Glossy.
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If you want to copy using a special layout, such as
white borders or multiple photos on one sheet, press d, then press r
and select your layout. See page 16 for more information.
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If you want to copy on a different size or type of paper, or select other
special settings, press the x Print Settings button. See page 17 for more
information.
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The RX580 remembers your settings, even after you turn it off.
7. Adjust any settings as necessary, then press OK.
8. Press the x Start button to start copying.
If you need to cancel copying, press the y Stop/Clear Settings button. Do not
pull out paper that is being printed; it will be ejected automatically to the front
tray.
Note:
If you want to restore the color in faded photos, see page 18.
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Selecting Copy Settings
You can select special settings for copying on various sizes and types of paper,
reducing or enlarging your original, or other types of copies. The settings you
select will be saved, even after you turn off the RX580.
Layout Settings for Copying
1. Press the Copy mode button.
2. Press d to select Layout, then press r.
3. Press u or d to select one of the following layout settings, then press OK.
Layout Setting for Copying
Border
Copies your original with a standard 3-mm margin.
Borderless
Copies your photo all the way to the edges of the
paper (on Epson photo papers only). Your image is
slightly expanded and cropped to fill the page.
CD/DVD Copy
Copies onto a CD or DVD. See page 51 for more
information.
Wallet Copy
Makes wallet-sized copies of your original; 9 copies
on letter-sized paper or as many will fit on smaller
sheets.
2-up Copy
Copies two letter-size originals onto one sheet.
After the first original is scanned, you place the
second one on the glass. Then both originals are
copied on one sheet of paper.
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Result
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Layout Setting for Copying
Result
Repeat Copy
Prints a photo at actual size as many times as it will
fit on one sheet.
Repeat-4
Prints a photo four times on one sheet.
Print Settings for Copying
You can choose from various sizes and types of Epson paper and other settings to
get just the results you want.
1. Press the Copy mode button.
2. Press the x Print Settings button.
3. Press u or d to select a menu item, then press the r button.
4. Press u or d to select one of the following print settings, then press OK.
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Zoom: Select Actual to print your photo at its original size. You can
reduce or enlarge your original by a specific percentage using the Copies
+ or – buttons. Or select Auto Fit Page for borderless printing and
resizing the image to fit standard paper sizes.
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Paper Type: Select the type of paper you loaded. See page 28 for a list of
Epson papers and the corresponding Paper Types.
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Paper Size: Select the paper size you loaded.
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Quality: Select Draft, Standard or Best Quality.
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Copy Density: Make your copies darker or lighter.
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Expansion: When you print borderless photos, your image is slightly
expanded and cropped to fill the sheet of paper.
If too much of your photo edges are cut off, select Mid or Min. If you see
a white edge on your photo, leave it set on Standard.
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Reprinting Photos and Restoring Color
If you have faded photos (up to 5 × 7 inches), you can bring them back to life
using the Color Restoration feature.
For photos that are not faded, you can follow the same steps to crop and resize
your pictures or even change a color photo to black and white.
1. Place one or two photos on the scanner glass in the direction shown, making
sure they are at least 1/4 inch apart and 1/4 inch from the edges of the glass.
1/4 inch
1/4 inch
1/4 inch
2. Load your photo paper, as described on page 7.
3. Press the Specialty Print button.
4. Press l or r to highlight Reprint/Restore Photos, then press OK.
5. Press r, use the u or d buttons to set Restoration On, then press OK. (If you
want to reprint photos that don’t need color restoration, choose Off.
6. Press OK again. When you see a message about the placement of your photos,
press OK.
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The photo(s) are scanned and restored. You see a preview on the LCD screen.
Note:
The preview does not reflect restored color.
7. If you want to crop your photo, press the Display/Crop button and adjust the
size and position of the yellow box. See page 36 for more information about
cropping.
8. If you’re copying two photos, press r to preview the second photo. Repeat
step 7 if you want to crop the second photo.
9. Press the x Print Settings button.
10. Press u or d to choose from the settings listed below, then press r. Press OK
when you are done.
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Paper Type: choose Prem. Glossy, Ultra Glossy, Photo Paper, or
Matte, depending on the type of paper you’re using.
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Paper Size: choose the size of the paper you loaded.
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Layout: choose Border or Borderless.
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Quality: this setting can’t be changed from Standard when you are
reprinting or restoring photos.
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Color Effect: choose Off (to print in color) or B&W (to print in black
and white).
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Expansion: When you print borderless photos, your image is slightly
expanded and cropped to fill the sheet of paper. If too much of your
photo edges are cut off, select Mid or Min.
11. Press the x Start button to print your photo or photos.
Note:
If you need to cancel printing, press the y Stop/ Clear Settings button.
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Printing From a Memory Card
The RX580 lets you print color photos directly from your digital camera’s memory
card; just insert it into one of the memory card slots on the RX580 and you’re
ready to print. You can follow the same steps to print photos from a USB flash
drive.
The color and lighting in your images are automatically corrected. You can also
crop your photos, manually adjust the brightness and contrast, and correct red
eyes—all without using your computer!
See these sections:
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“Compatible Cards and Image Formats” on page 21
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“Inserting the Card” on page 22
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“Printing From a USB Flash Drive” on page 23
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“Viewing Photos” on page 24
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“Printing Photos” on page 25
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“Printing an Index Sheet to Select Photos” on page 31
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“Touching Up Your Photos” on page 34
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“Cropping Your Photos” on page 36
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“Printing Photo Greeting Cards” on page 38
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“Printing Camera-Selected DPOF Photos” on page 40
■
“Restoring Default Settings” on page 40
For instructions on copying memory card files between your RX580 and a
computer, or on printing from a Bluetooth device, see your on-screen User’s
Guide.
To print directly from your digital camera, mobile phone, or PDA, see page 41.
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Compatible Cards and Image Formats
You can use the following types of cards with your RX580:
Slot
Type of card
Top slot
xD-Picture Card™
xD-Picture Card Type M
xD-Picture Card Type H
MagicGate™ Memory Stick
MagicGate Memory Stick Duo*
Memory Stick™
Memory Stick Duo™*
Memory Stick PRO™
Memory Stick PRO Duo™*
MultiMediaCard
SD™ Card
SDHC Card
miniSD™ Card*
miniSDHC Card*
microSD Card*
microSDHC Card*
Top slot
Bottom slot
CompactFlash®
Microdrive™
* Adapter required
Bottom slot
The RX580 supports image files that meet the following requirements:
Media format
Compliant with DCF version 1.0 or 2.0
File format
JPEG or TIFF, DOS FAT (FAT 12 or 16, one partition) taken with
a DCF version 1.0 or 2.0 compliant digital camera
Supports Exif version 2.21
Image size
80 × 80 pixels to 9200 × 9200 pixels
Number of files
Up to 999
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Inserting the Card
1. Make sure the RX580 is turned on.
2. Open the memory card slot cover.
Caution:
If your card requires an adapter, make sure you insert it into the adapter before you
insert it in the slot. Otherwise, the card may get stuck in the slot. Do not insert
more than one card at a time, and do not force the card into the slot.
3. Make sure the memory card access light is off and that no cards are in any of
the slots, then insert your card into the correct slot. See page 21 for details.
The memory card access light flashes and then stays on.
Memory card
access light
4. Close the memory card slot cover. See page 25 for printing instructions.
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When you want to remove the card, make sure the memory card access light is not
flashing, then pull the card straight out of its slot.
Caution:
Do not remove the card or turn off the RX580 while the memory card access light is
flashing; you may lose photos on the card.
If your RX580 is connected to a computer running Windows 2000 or XP, never turn off
the RX580 or disconnect the USB cable when a memory card is inserted; you may lose
photos on the card.
On a Macintosh, always drag the memory card icon on the desktop into the trash to
eject the card before you turn off the scanner or unplug the USB cable. Otherwise, you
may lose photos on the card.
Printing From a USB Flash Drive
When your photos are saved on a USB flash drive, you can print directly from the
drive.
1. Make sure the RX580 is turned on, and there are no memory cards inserted in
its memory card slots.
Note:
If a memory card is inserted, the RX580 will not recognize the external USB drive.
2. Plug the flash drive directly to the external device USB port (labelled EXT.I/F)
on the front of the RX580.
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3. If you see this screen, press u or d to select the
folder to print from, then press OK.
4. You can select and print your photos the same as
from a memory card. See the following sections for
instructions.
Viewing Photos
You can view each photo individually, play a slide show of your photos, or display
nine photos at once. First, insert your memory card or USB flash drive as
described above.
1. Press the Memory Card mode button.
2. Press l or r to select View and Print, then
press OK.
You see your first photo, with information as shown:
■
To view the photo only, without the
information, press the Display/Crop button
twice.
■
To view nine photos at a time, press the Display/Crop button again.
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3. If you want to view a slide show of your photos,
press l or r to select Slide Show.
4. Press OK to start displaying your photos one by one.
■
If you want to pause or replay the show,
press u or d.
■
If you see a photo you want to print, press OK. Then skip to step 5 on
page 26.
Printing Photos
Before you begin, make sure the RX580 is in Memory Card mode and you have
inserted your camera’s memory card (see page 21) or your USB flash drive (see
page 23).
Viewing and Printing Individual Photos
The View and Print Photos option lets you preview and choose individual photos
to print.
1. Press the Memory Card mode button.
2. Press l or r to choose View and Print, then
press OK.
3. Press l or r to choose the photo you want to print.
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4. When you see a photo you want to print, press the Copies + button.
If you want more than one copy, press the Copies + button again.
5. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for each additional photo you want to print.
6. Press the x Print Settings button and choose your print settings
(see page 28).
If you loaded 4 × 6 Premium Photo Paper Glossy, skip to step 8.
7. Press OK to confirm your print settings and selections.
8. Make sure you have paper loaded, then press the x Start button to print your
photos.
Note:
If you need to cancel printing, press the y Stop/Clear Settings button.
Printing All the Photos on a Memory Card
You can print all the photos on your memory card at once. Before you start, make
sure you press the Memory Card mode button.
1. Press l or r to choose Print All Photos, then press
OK.
To print one copy of all your photos on 4 × 6
Premium Photo Paper Glossy, skip to step 4.
2. If you want more than one copy of all your photos,
press the Copies + button.
3. Press the x Print Settings button and choose your print settings (see
page 28), then press OK.
4. Make sure you have enough paper loaded, then press the x Start button to
print your photos.
Note:
If you need to cancel printing, press the y Stop/Clear Settings button.
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Printing Photos from Specific Dates
The Print by Date feature lets you print photos that were taken on a specific date.
Before you start, make sure you press the Memory Card mode button.
1. Press l or r to choose Print by Date, then press OK to display a list of dates.
2. Press u or d to highlight a date, then press r to select it.
A checkmark appears in the box for the date you selected. If you want to
cancel your selection, press r again.
3. Repeat step 2 for each date you want to choose for printing, then press OK.
4. If you want more than one copy of your set of photos, press the Copies +
button. Then press OK.
5. To view the photos taken on the dates you selected, press l or r. All photos
taken on those dates are automatically selected for printing. If you see a photo
that you don’t want to print, press the Copies – button to deselect it.
6. Press the x Print Settings button and choose your print settings (see
page 28), then press OK.
7. Press the x Start button to print your photos.
Note:
If you need to cancel printing, press the y Stop/Clear Settings button.
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Choosing Print Settings
After choosing the photos you want to print, make sure you choose the
appropriate settings for your paper type, size, and print layout, as described below.
The settings you choose will apply to all your selected photos, and the RX580 will
save your settings, even after you turn it off.
1. Press the x Print Settings button.
2. Press r to choose Paper Type.
3. Use u or d to select the setting that matches the
type of paper you loaded, then press OK. Refer to
the table below:
For this paper
Select this Paper
Type setting
Epson Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper
PremGlossy
Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Epson Ultra Premium Glossy Photo Paper
UltraGlossy
Epson Photo Paper Glossy
Epson Glossy Photo Paper
Photo Paper
Plain paper
Epson Bright White Paper
Epson Iron-on Cool Peel Transfer Paper
Plain Paper
Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte
Epson Matte Paper Heavyweight
Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte Double-sided
Epson Double-sided Matte Paper
Epson Presentation Paper Matte
Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Epson Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets
Matte
4. Press d to highlight Paper Size, then press r to display a list of sizes.
5. Press u or d to choose your paper size, then press OK.
6. Press d to highlight Layout, then press r to display a list of layouts.
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7. Press u or d to select one of the following layout options, then press OK.
Borderless
Prints one photo per sheet, borderless; rotates the photo
to fit on the paper as necessary.
Border
Prints one photo per sheet with borders around the edges;
rotates the photo to fit on the paper as necessary.
Upper Half
Prints a photo on the top half of the sheet.
Photo ID
Prints photos in two different wallet sizes on one sheet of
paper (available only on 4 x 6 paper)
Wallet
Prints nine wallet-size copies of your photo on one sheet of
paper (available only on letter-size paper).
2-up
Prints two photos per sheet.
4-up
Prints four photos per sheet.
8-up
Prints eight photos per sheet.
20-up
Prints 20 photos per sheet, along with the photo number
and date for each photo.
30-up
Prints 30 photos per sheet, along with the photo number
and date for each photo (available only on 5 x 7 paper).
80-up
Prints 80 photos per sheet, along with the photo number
and date for each photo (available only on 8 x 10 or lettersize paper).
Note:
Some layout settings are not available for all paper types and sizes. If you don’t see
the entire image in your prints, make sure you turn off the Fit Frame setting (see
page 37).
8. Press d to highlight Quality, then press r. Press u or d to select Draft,
Standard, or Best, then press OK. Note that printing is slower when you use
the Best Quality setting.
9. Press u or d to highlight the settings shown in the following table, then
press r to display the list of options. Press u or d to select the option you
want, then press OK.
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Setting
Description
Color Effect
Select B&W to print your photo in black and white. Select
Sepia to print your photo in a brown tone for an old-fashioned
look.
Enhance
Select PhotoEnhance™ to automatically adjust the brightness,
contrast, and saturation of your photos.This setting is
recommended for the best quality printing.
Select P.I.M. to use your camera’s PRINT Image Matching® or
Exif Print settings.
Red Eye
Select On to correct red eye. See page 34 for more information.
Brightness
Adjust this setting if your prints are too light or too dark.
Contrast
Adjust this setting to increase the contrast.
Sharpness
Adjust this setting to sharpen or soften your prints.
Saturation
Adjust the density of color. A higher saturation makes the color
appear richer, while a lower saturation makes it appear paler.
Date
Prints the date your photo was taken in one of the following
formats:
yyyy.mm.dd (2006.04.13), mmm.dd.yyyy (Apr.13.2006),
dd.mmm.yyyy (13.Apr.2006), or None (no date).
Print Info.
Select On to print your camera’s exposure time (shutter speed),
F-stop (aperture), and ISO speed.
Fit Frame
Select On to automatically crop your photo to fit inside the
space available for the layout you selected. Select Off to turn
off automatic cropping and leave white space around the photo.
Bidirectional
Select On to increase the print speed. Select Off to improve the
print quality (but your photos print more slowly).
Expansion
When you print borderless photos, your image is slightly
expanded and cropped to fill the sheet of paper. If too much of
your photo edges are cut off, select Mid or Min.
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Printing an Index Sheet to Select Photos
You can print an index sheet to see small “thumbnail” images of all the photos on
your card or USB flash drive. After marking the photos on the index sheet that
you want to print, the RX580 scans the sheet and automatically prints the selected
photos.
Printing the Index Sheet
1. Make sure the RX580 is turned on.
2. Load several sheets of letter-size, plain paper. (Use only letter-size paper to
print the index sheet.) Up to 30 images are printed on each page, so if there
are more than 30 photos on the memory card, you’ll need enough sheets for
all the index pages to be printed.
3. Insert the memory card or USB flash drive if it is not already in the slot (see
page 22 or 23).
4. Press the Memory Card mode button.
5. Press l or r to choose Print Index Sheet, then press OK.
By default, the index sheet is set to include all photos on the memory card,
and to display the file name for each photo. If you want to select only the
most recent 30 photos, or to display the date instead of the file name, you can
press l or r to select these options.
6. Press OK to confirm your settings.
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7. Press the x Start button to print the index sheet(s). This may take a few
minutes.
For multiple index sheets, the pages containing the oldest images are printed first.
If you need to cancel printing more sheets, press the y Stop/Clear Settings
button.
Continue with the steps below to select photos to print.
Selecting and Printing Photos on the Index
Sheet
1. Once you have printed the index sheet, use a dark pen or pencil to fill in the
circles next to the paper type and size you want to print on, Borderless or
With Border, and Date if you want to print the date with your photos.
2. Fill in one of the circles beneath each photo
you want to print to indicate how many copies
you want (1, 2, or 3).
OK:
Not OK:
Make sure just one circle is filled in for each
selected photo and mark the sheet carefully;
once it has been scanned you will not be able
to change your selections.
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Note:
If you want one copy of all the photos on the index sheet, fill in the ALL circle at the
top of the page.
3. Place the index sheet face-down on the glass, in the upper left corner, so that
the top of the sheet is against the left edge of the glass.
4. Close the document cover.
5. Load up to 20 sheets of the paper you chose in step 1 (see page 7 for paper
loading instructions). You can load more paper later as necessary to print all
your selected photos.
6. If it isn’t already selected, press u or d to select Print from Index Sheet.
7. Press OK.
8. Press the x Start button to print your photos.
Note:
If you need to cancel printing, press the y Stop/Clear Settings button.
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Touching Up Your Photos
Your RX580 lets you correct the color and improve your photos without using a
computer. PhotoEnhance automatically corrects under- or over-exposure,
enhances skin tones, and sharpens scenery.
For example, if the subject of your photo is too dark because of a bright
background (backlighting), PhotoEnhance can adjust the lighting so that the
person’s face is brighter in the printout. (This adjustment works best when faces
take up a significant portion of the photo with both eyes visible.)
Note:
These settings apply to all selected photos and affect only your printed pictures. They
do not change your original image files, and they are not reflected on the RX580 screen.
Removing Red-Eye
If eyes in your photos appear to be red, you can fix them without using
complicated software or your computer. First, select the photo or photos you want
to print (using any of the selection methods on pages 25 through 27).
Note:
The RX580 may not be able to correct all the red eyes in your photos.
1. Press the x Print Settings button.
2. Press d to select Red Eye, then press r.
3. Press d or u to select On, then press OK.
4. Press OK again, then press the x Start button to print your photo or photos.
Note:
This setting remains in effect until you change it.
Automatically Adjusting Your Photos
Any automatic image adjustments you select are applied to all selected photos. By
default, automatic adjustment is enabled, but you can turn it off if necessary. First,
select the photo or photos you want to print (using any of the selection methods
on pages 25 through 27).
1. Press the x Print Settings button.
2. Press d to select Enhance, then press r.
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3. Select from these options, then press OK:
■
PhotoEnhance: Adjusts the brightness, contrast, and saturation of your
photos.
■
P.I.M.: Uses your camera’s PRINT Image Matching or Exif Print settings
(this option is automatically selected when your pictures contain P.I.M.
data).
■
None: Select this if you don’t want to use P.I.M., Exif, or PhotoEnhance.
4. Press OK again, then press the x Start button to print your photo or photos.
Note:
This setting remains in effect until you change it. To reset all settings to the defaults, see
page 40.
To make manual adjustments in addition to the automatic ones, follow the steps in the
next section.
Manually Adjusting Your Photos
First, select the photo or photos you want to print, then follow these steps:
1. Press the x Print Settings button.
2. Press d or u to choose one of these options, then press r.
■
Color Effect: choose Off, Sepia (for an old-fashioned brown effect) or
B&W (for black and white printing)
■
Brightness: choose Standard, Brighter, Brightest, Darker, or Darkest
■
Contrast: choose Standard, Higher, or Highest
■
Sharpness: choose Standard, Sharper, Sharpest, Softer, or Softest
■
Saturation: choose Standard, Higher, Highest, Lower, or Lowest
■
Density: available only for CD/DVD printing; choose Standard,
Darker, or Darkest
3. Adjust any settings as necessary, then press OK.
Note:
These settings remain in effect and apply to all selected photos until you change
them. To reset all settings to the defaults, see page 40.
4. Press OK again, then press the x Start button to print your photo or photos.
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Cropping Your Photos
Your RX580 lets you decide how your photos fit on the page with cropping,
expansion for borderless prints, and fit to frame.
Cropping
You can use the Display/Crop button to select only the part of the photo you
want to print or copy. This allows you to “zoom in” your printed picture without
affecting your original image file.
1. After you select the photo you want to print, press the Display/Crop button.
You see a yellow frame around your photo. This
indicates the area that will print; the area outside the
frame will be cropped out.
2. Set the area you want to print (or view) as follows:
■
Press r, l, u, or d to move the frame to a
different part of the photo.
■
Press the Copies + button to zoom in and crop out more of the photo.
■
Press the Copies – button to zoom out and crop less of the photo.
■
Press the x Print Settings button to rotate the box and select a vertical
cropping area. To rotate the box again, press x Print Settings again.
3. Press OK. You see a preview of your cropped photo.
Note:
Press the Back button to change the size or position of your cropped area.
4. Press OK again, and select print settings as necessary (see page 28).
5. Press the x Start button to print your photo.
Note:
If you need to cancel printing, press the y Stop/Clear Settings button.
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Borderless Expansion
When you print borderless photos, your image is slightly expanded and cropped to
fill the sheet of paper. If too much of your photo edges are cut off, you can adjust
the expansion setting as described below.
1. Press the x Print Settings button.
2. Press u to choose Expansion, then press r.
3. If too much of your photo edges are cut off, select Mid, or Min (least
expansion). If you see a white edge on your photo, select Standard.
4. Press OK to save your setting.
Note:
This setting remains in effect until you change it. To reset all settings to their
defaults, see page 40.
Fit Frame
If your photo is too long or wide to fit inside the available space on your selected
layout, part of the image is automatically cropped. If you want your entire image
to print with white space filling in the rest of the print area, you can turn off Fit
Frame.
Cropped area
Fit Frame turned on
Fit Frame turned off
To turn automatic cropping off or on:
1. Press the x Print Settings button.
2. Press d or u to select Fit Frame, then press r.
3. Select Off or On, then press OK.
Note:
This setting remains in effect until you change it. To reset all settings to their
defaults, see page 40.
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Printing Photo Greeting Cards
You can create custom greeting cards with photos from
your memory card or USB flash drive. The cards print
3-up on letter-size paper, and include any text you want.
To create photo greeting cards, you first select your
photo and print a template on plain paper. Then you fill
out the template and scan it to print your cards.
1. Load a sheet of plain, letter-size paper.
Thank You!
Thank You!
Thank You!
2. Insert a memory card as described on page 22.
3. Press the Specialty Print mode button.
4. Press r to highlight Print Photo Greeting Card, then press OK.
5. Make sure Select Photo and Print Template is highlighted, and press OK.
6. Press l or r to choose the photo you want to print on the greeting card, then
press OK.
7. Press the x Start button to print the greeting card template on plain paper.
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8. After the template prints, use a dark pen or pencil to fill in the circle for each
of the following:
■
The type of paper you will be printing
your cards on
■
The layout (whether your cards will have
white borders or cutting lines)
■
The number of copies
OK:
Not OK:
9. Add your greeting card message to the box on the template sheet. Make sure
you write in the direction that works best for your photo: horizontally or
vertically. To add your greeting, do one of the following:
■
Write a message or draw a picture directly in the box
■
Print a message, cut it to fit the box, then paste it into the box
Your completed template (and the resulting cards) might look like one of the
following:
1
A
ABC
B
ABC
2
ABC
ABC
ABC
ABC
ABC
ABC
ABC
ABC
ABC
ABC
3
4
5
6
ABC
Thank You!
A
B
or
ABC
ABC
ABC
7
8
9
10
Thank You!
Template and sample cards
with a horizontal photo
Thank You!
A
ABC
B
ABC
2
ABC
ABC
ABC
ABC
ABC
ABC
3
4
5
6
Thank You!
1
ABC
ABC
ABC
7
B
or
ABC
ABC
ABC
8
9
10
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
A
ABC
ABC
Thank You!
Template and sample cards
with a vertical photo
10. Place the greeting card template face-down on the glass, in the upper left
corner, so that the top of the sheet is against the left edge of the glass.
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11. Load enough sheets of the paper that you chose in the sheet feeder. (See
page 7 for paper loading instructions.)
12. Press the x Start button to print.
Note:
If you need to cancel printing, press the y Stop/Clear Settings button.
After you print your cards, you need to cut them. Then you can insert the cards
into envelopes and mail them.
Printing Camera-Selected DPOF Photos
If your camera supports DPOF (Digital Print Order Format), you can use it to
preselect photos and the number of copies to print while the memory card is still
in your camera. See your camera’s manual for details.
1. Load paper as described on page 7.
2. Insert the memory card containing preselected
photos, as described on page 22. You see this screen:
3. Press OK to print your preselected photos.
4. Press the x Print Settings button and select
settings as necessary. See page 28 for instructions.
5. Press the x Start button to print.
Note:
If you need to cancel printing, press the y Stop/Clear Settings button.
Restoring Default Settings
Follow these steps to return all the RX580 settings to the factory defaults:
1. Press the Setup button.
2. Press l or r to select Restore Default Settings, then press OK.
3. Press OK again to restore settings to their factory defaults.
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Printing From a Camera, PDA,
or Phone
You can print your photos directly from a digital camera, PDA, mobile phone, or
other portable device.
■
If your camera or phone is PictBridge- or USB DIRECT-PRINT™compatible, you can connect it directly to your RX580 and print your photos.
■
If your mobile phone, PDA, or other device supports infrared transmission,
you can send your photos to the RX580 and print them wirelessly.
■
Using the optional Epson Bluetooth Photo Print Adapter, you can also print
wirelessly from a Bluetooth-enabled PDA, mobile phone, or computer. For
more information, see the on-screen User’s Guide.
Printing From a PictBridge Camera or
Phone
Make sure your camera or phone supports either PictBridge or USB DIRECTPRINT, and your photos are sized between 80 × 80 pixels and 9200 × 9200 pixels.
1. Make sure the RX580 is turned on and has no memory cards in its slots.
2. Load the type of paper you want to use (see page 7). Load enough sheets for
the number of photos you want to print.
3. Press the Setup button.
4. Press l or r to select PictBridge Setup, then press OK.
5. Use the buttons to select your print settings, as described on page 28.
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6. After you select the settings you want, press OK.
Note:
These settings remain in effect until you change them, so you only need to set
them the first time you print from your camera or phone. To reset all settings to
their defaults, see page 40.
7. Connect the USB cable that came with your camera or phone to the external
device USB (EXT. I/F) port on the front of your RX580. Then connect the
other end to the port on your camera or phone.
8. Turn on your camera or phone. One of the following messages is displayed on
the RX580 screen:
9. Use your camera or phone to select the photos you want to print, adjust any
necessary settings, and print your photos. See your camera’s or phone’s manual
for details.
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Note:
If your camera or phone is not compatible with PictBridge or USB Direct Print, you see
a message saying the connected device cannot be used. Epson cannot guarantee the
compatibility of any devices.
Depending on the RX580 settings and your digital camera settings, some combinations
of paper type, size, and layout may not be supported. In addition, some of your digital
camera settings may not be reflected in the printed output.
You can print Tiff files from a memory card, but you cannot print them directly from your
camera.
Printing From a Mobile Phone or PDA
If your mobile phone or PDA has a camera and an infrared (IrDA) port, you can
send your photos to the RX580 and print them directly from your phone.
1. Make sure your RX580 is not printing.
2. Load the type of paper you want to use (see page 7). Load enough sheets for
the number of photos you want to print.
3. Press the Setup button.
4. Press l or r to select PictBridge Setup, then press OK.
5. Use the buttons to select your print settings, as described on page 28.
6. After you select the settings you want, press OK.
Note:
These settings remain in effect until you change them, so you only need to set
them the first time you print from your phone or PDA. To reset all settings to their
defaults, see page 40.
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7. Hold your phone or PDA less than 8 inches away from the infrared port on
the RX580. Aim your phone’s or PDA’s infrared port at the RX580’s port, and
send your photos. See your mobile phone or PDA manual for details.
Less than 8 in.
Note:
You can send up to 10 photos (the maximum total image size is 3MB), including photos
that are being printed.
You may not be able to transmit if direct sunlight or fluorescent light is shining onto
either of the infrared ports.
The RX580 is compliant with infrared IrDA Standard Specifications, Ver.1.3 Low Power.
The maximum data rate is 4M bits/second.
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Printing on CDs and DVDs
Your RX580 includes a special tray that lets you print your photos directly on ink
jet-printable CDs or DVDs—without using a computer.
You can also use the Epson Print CD software that came with your RX580 to add
text and modify your designs with a variety of special effects. For instructions on
using Epson Print CD on your computer, see your on-screen User’s Guide.
Caution:
Use only ink jet-printable CDs or DVDs for printing. Thermal-printable and standard CDs
and DVDs should not be used with the RX580. You can print directly on standard-size
12-cm CDs without a computer, and on both standard CDs and 8-cm mini CDs with
your computer.
Follow the steps in these sections to print on CDs and DVDs:
■
“Measuring Your CDs/DVDs” below
■
“Inserting a CD or DVD” on page 46
■
“Printing Photos on a CD or DVD” on page 48
■
“Copying onto a CD/DVD” on page 51
■
“Returning the Front Tray to the Paper Position” on page 54
■
“Printing a CD/DVD Jewel Case Insert” on page 55
Measuring Your CDs/DVDs
Before you print on CDs or DVDs, you need to measure the printable surface of
the discs you are printing on. You can then set the inner (hub) and outer
dimensions before you print. This prevents ink stains on the CD/DVD tray,
which might be caused by printing on the non-coated areas of the CD or DVD.
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Use a millimeter ruler to measure the inner and outer dimensions as shown:
Outer
Inner
See page 50 for instructions on adjusting the dimensions.
Inserting a CD or DVD
Make sure the data, music, or video is burned on your ink jet-printable CDs or
DVDs before you print. Otherwise, dirt or scratches on the surface may cause
errors when you burn the data.
If you plan to print large numbers of CDs or DVDs, it’s a good idea to print a
small sample and check the quality to make sure it is satisfactory.
Caution:
Make sure you insert the tray correctly, or you may damage the RX580 or tray.
1. Turn on the RX580. Only insert a CD or DVD when the RX580 is turned on
and not printing or performing any maintenance routines.
2. Make sure the front cover is open and the front tray extensions are pushed in.
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3. Push down the lever to raise the tray to the CD/DVD position.
Caution:
Do not move the tray lever when the RX580 is operating, and do not touch the tray
when pushing down the lever.
4. Place the CD or DVD on the CD tray with the white or printable side faceup. Make sure the disc lies flat on the tray.
5. Insert the CD tray carefully between the guides on the front tray.
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6. Slide the CD tray in until the arrows on the trays are aligned. Don’t push in
the tray too far; line up the arrows exactly.
7. Follow the instructions in the next section to print photos on your CD or
DVD from your memory card or USB flash drive.
Note:
If you want to add text and modify your designs with a variety of special effects, you
can use the Epson Print CD software on your computer. See your on-screen User’s
Guide for instructions.
Printing Photos on a CD or DVD
1. Insert a CD or DVD for printing, as described on page 46.
2. Press the Specialty Print mode button.
3. Press l or r to select Print on CD/DVD, then press OK.
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4. Press the x Print Settings button. Press d or u to select the following:
■
Media Type: make sure CD/DVD is selected.
■
Paper Type: make sure CD/DVD is selected.
■
Paper Size: make sure CD/DVD is selected.
■
Layout: choose from the following layouts:
1-up
One photo is centered on the CD/DVD (not
recommended for close-up pictures of faces,
because of the hole in the center).
4-up
Four photos are printed on the CD/DVD, with one
photo in each quarter.
8-up
8 photos are printed on the CD/DVD, arranged in
a circle.
12-up
12 photos are printed on the CD/DVD, arranged
in a circle.
■
To adjust the printing position, select CD Inner-Outer, press r, and
adjust the dimensions, as described on page 50.
■
Select other settings as necessary. For more information, see page 28.
5. When you are finished making print settings, press OK.
6. Press l or r to choose a photo, then press the Copies + button.
For multiple photo layouts, repeat this step for each photo you want to add. If
you don’t select enough photos for the layout you have chosen, your CD will
have blank spaces.
7. Press the x Start button to print on your CD or DVD.
Note:
If you need to cancel printing, press the y Stop/Clear Settings button.
8. When you are finished printing, remove the CD/DVD tray from the RX580.
To return the font tray to the paper position, see page 54.
Note:
After you print, handle the CD or DVD carefully. To allow the ink to dry fully, you
may need to wait up to 24 hours (depending on the disc) before playing the disc or
inserting it in a drive. Keep printed discs away from moisture and direct sunlight.
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Adjusting the Inner-Outer Dimensions
The standard dimensions for CD/DVD printing are 46 mm for the inner hub,
and 114 mm for the outer perimeter. If the printable area of your discs has
different measurements, you need to set them on the RX580. This prevents ink
stains on the CD/DVD tray, which might be caused by printing on the noncoated areas of the CD or DVD.
1. Make sure you have measured your discs, following the instructions on
page 45.
2. After you have selected Print on CD/DVD, as described on page 48, press the
x Print Settings button.
3. Press d to select CD Inner-Outer, then press r.
4. Press d, u, l, or r to adjust the dimensions. Then press OK.
5. Press OK again to save your changes and return to the CD printing screen.
Note:
The RX580 remembers this setting even after it has been turned off, so you only
need to adjust the dimensions once for a batch of CDs or DVDs.
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Adjusting the Print Position
If your photo is not centered on the CD or DVD, you may need to adjust the
print position.
1. Press the Setup button.
2. Press l or r to select Print Position, then press OK.
3. Press r to display the position screen.
4. Press d, u, l, or r to adjust the position up to
2 mm in any direction. Then press OK.
5. Press OK again to save your changes and return to
the Setup menu.
Note:
The RX580 remembers this setting even after it has been turned off, so you only
need to adjust the dimensions once for a batch of CDs or DVDs.
Copying onto a CD/DVD
You can copy a printed photo, document, artwork, or CD label directly onto a
CD or DVD.
Note:
The RX580 does not copy music, video, or other CD/DVD contents.
1. Insert your CD or DVD as described on page 46.
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2. Open the document cover and place your original face-down on the glass, in
the upper left corner.
If you are copying a CD or DVD, place the original in the center of the glass
as shown below:
Your image will be automatically cropped and resized to fit on a CD/DVD.
3. Close the document cover gently so that your original doesn’t move.
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4. Press the Copy mode button.
5. Press l or r to choose Color or B&W.
6. Press d, then press l or r to select Graphics, Photo, or Text.
7. Press d, then press l or r to select CD/DVD Copy for
the Layout.
8. If you want to adjust other settings, press the x Print
Settings button. See page 16 for more information.
Tip:
If you want to check the output before copying, select
Plain Paper as the Paper Type and load plain paper.
9. Press the x Start button to start copying.
Note:
If you need to cancel copying, press the y Stop/Clear Settings button.
After you print, handle the CD or DVD carefully. To allow the ink to dry fully, you
may need to wait up to 24 hours (depending on the disc) before playing the disc or
inserting it in a drive. Keep printed discs away from moisture and direct sunlight.
If ink smears on your printed CD/DVDs, you may need to adjust the ink density.
CD/DVDs from different manufacturers absorb ink differently, so you may need to
adjust the setting for each brand. After making basic print settings, press the
x Print Settings button. Change the Copy Density as needed, then press OK.
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Returning the Front Tray to the Paper
Position
1. Push up the lever to lower the front tray to the paper position.
Caution:
Do not move the tray lever when the RX580 is operating, and do not touch the tray
when pushing down the lever.
2. Pull out the front tray extensions.
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Printing a CD/DVD Jewel Case Insert
You can print a photo (or an index of photos) and have it automatically formatted
with lines for cutting and folding to fit a CD or DVD jewel case insert.
If you choose to print an index, up to 24 photos will be printed on the folded
insert. If you select more than 24 photos, multiple inserts will be printed.
First, make sure you load letter-size paper, remove the CD/DVD tray, and return
the front tray to the paper position as described above.
1. Press the Specialty Print mode button.
2. Press l or r to select Print on CD/DVD, then press
OK.
3. Press the x Print Settings button. Press d or u to
select the following:
■
Media Type: select CD Jacket.
■
Paper Type: select the setting for the type of paper you loaded.
■
Layout: select Jewel Upper to print one photo, or Jewel Index to print
multiple photos.
4. Select other settings as necessary, then press OK.
5. Press l and r and the Copies + button to select your photo(s). You can print
up to 24 photos on one folded jewel case insert. If you select more than 24
photos, make sure you have enough sheets of paper loaded.
6. Press the x Start button to start printing.
Note:
If you need to cancel printing, press the y Stop/Clear Settings button.
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Printing From Your Computer
This section describes the basic steps for printing a photo or document stored on
your Windows or Macintosh computer.
Note:
For detailed instructions on printing, see the on-screen User’s Guide.
Before you start, make sure you’ve installed your printer software and connected
the RX580 to your computer as described on the Start Here sheet. Be sure to load
the right paper and select the correct paper type setting in the printer driver. (See
page 62 for more information.)
Follow the instructions in these sections:
■
“Printing With Windows” (below)
■
“Printing From a Macintosh” on page 59
■
“Selecting the Correct Paper Type” on page 62
Printing With Windows
1. Load paper (see page 7).
2. Open the photo or document in your application program.
3. Open the File menu and select Print. You see a window like this one:
Select EPSON Stylus
Photo RX580 Series
Click here to open your
printer software and
change settings
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4. Make sure EPSON Stylus Photo RX580 Series is selected, then click the
Preferences or Properties button.
(If you see a Setup, Printer, or Options button, click it. Then click
Preferences or Properties on the next screen.)
5. On the Main tab, select the basic print settings:
Select the type of document you’re printing
(choose Photo or Best Photo for photos)
Click here for
borderless photos,
after choosing
paper Type
Select your
paper Type
Select your
paper Size
Select your
document
Orientation
Click here for
more options
Make sure you choose the correct paper Type setting for the paper you are
using. See page 62 for details.
Note:
For more information about print settings, click the Help button or click the ?
button, then click the area you need help with.
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6. For more printing options, click the Advanced button. Then select the
following settings as necessary:
Select a color management method
(To choose No Color Adjustment, click ICM first)
Select Paper & Quality
Options as necessary
Select Print Options
as necessary
Note:
For the highest quality on selected papers, you can select Photo RPM (5760 ×
1440) from the quality option pop-up menu (as shown above). When you select
Photo RPM, printing will take longer.
For more information about advanced settings, or instructions on saving them as a
group so you can reuse them later, click Help.
7. If you want to change the layout settings, click the Page Layout tab and
select settings as necessary.
8. Click OK to save your settings, then click OK or Print to start printing. This
window appears and shows the progress of your print job.
Click to pause or
resume printing
Click to cancel printing
Click to buy ink
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Printing From a Macintosh
If you’re using a Mac OS® X-compatible application, follow the steps below to
print.
1. Load paper (see page 7).
2. Open the photo or document in your application.
3. Open the File menu and select Page Setup. Make the following settings:
Select Stylus Photo RX580
Select your Paper Size*
Select your document
or image orientation
* For borderless printing, choose a paper size with the Sheet Feeder - Borderless
option in the Paper Size list for your paper size (US Letter, 8 x 10, 5 x 7, or 4 x 6).
4. Click OK to close the Page Setup window.
5. Open the File menu and select Print. You see a window like this one:
Select Stylus Photo RX580
Select Print Settings
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6. Choose Print Settings from the pop-up menu and select the following
settings as necessary:
Select your Media
Type (see page 62)
Select Color or
Grayscale
Select higher quality
or faster printing
(if available)
Select
Automatic mode
Note:
For more information about printer settings, click the ? button.
7. Depending on your settings, you can choose these other options from the
pop-up menu:
■
Copies & Pages: select the number of copies you want or a page range.
■
Layout: select page layout options.
■
Output Options (Mac OS X 10.2.x or 10.3 only): save your print job as
a PDF file. In Mac OS X 10.4.x, click the PDF button instead.
■
Scheduler: schedule your print job to print at a later time.
■
Paper Handling: select page printing options, such as Reverse print
order.
■
Cover Page (Mac OS X 10.4.x only): print a cover page before or after
your document.
■
ColorSync or Color Management: select ColorSync® or adjust the color
controls, change the gamma setting, or turn off color adjustments in the
printer software.
■
Expansion: reduce or enlarge the image size for borderless printing.
■
Summary: view a list of all your selections.
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8. Click the Advanced button to change additional settings.
Select Print Quality
and other options as
necessary
Note:
For the highest quality on selected papers, you can select Photo RPM (5760 ×
1440) from the Print Quality pop-up menu. Printing will take longer with this
setting. For more information on advanced settings, click ?.
9. Click Print.
10. To monitor the progress of your print job, click the
appears in the dock on the bottom of your desktop.
printer icon when it
If you’re using Mac OS X 10.2.x, click the
Print Center icon instead, then
double-click EPSON Stylus Photo RX580 in the Printer List window. You
see a screen like this:
Pause printing
Resume printing
Cancel printing
Select the
print job
11. When you’re finished, close the printer window or Print Center.
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Selecting the Correct Paper Type
Select the correct Type (see page 57) or Media Type (see page 60) setting in your
printer software. This tells the RX580 what kind of paper you’re using, so the ink
coverage can be adjusted accordingly.
For this paper . . .
Plain paper
Epson Bright White Paper
Select this Type or
Media Type setting . . .
Plain Paper / Bright
White Paper
Epson Iron-on Cool Peel Transfer paper
Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Epson Ultra Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Epson Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper
Epson Premium Photo Paper Semigloss
Ultra Premium Photo
Paper Glossy
Premium Photo Paper
Glossy
Epson Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
Premium Photo Paper
Semi-Gloss
Epson Photo Paper Glossy
Photo Paper Glossy
Epson Glossy Photo Paper
Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte
Epson Matte Paper Heavyweight
Premium Presentation
Paper Matte
Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte Double-sided
Epson Double-sided Matte Paper
Epson Presentation Paper Matte
Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
Presentation Paper
Matte
Epson Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets
Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster
Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper
Ultra Premium Photo
Paper Luster
Envelopes
Envelope
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Scanning a Photo or Document
You can use your RX580 to scan a photo or document, and save it on your
computer or memory card, or e-mail it to someone else.
You can even automatically restore faded color photographs as you scan. For
details, see your on-screen User’s Guide.
Follow the instructions in these sections:
■
“Scanning to Your Computer” below
■
“Scanning to a Memory Card” on page 66
Scanning to Your Computer
The Epson Scan software provides three scanning modes for progressive levels of
control over your scanned image:
■
Full Auto Mode: Scans quickly and easily using automatic settings. You can
restore faded colors by clicking the Customize button.
■
Home Mode: Previews your image and provides automatic image
adjustments, cropping tools, and preset options for various types of scans,
including color restoration and backlight correction.
■
Professional Mode: Previews your image and lets you manually configure
your scan settings with a full array of tools.
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You can scan from any TWAIN-compliant application—such as ArcSoft
PhotoImpressionTM—using Epson Scan. Or you can start Epson Scan directly
from your computer and save your image to a file.
1. Open the document cover and place your original face-down on the glass, in
the upper left corner.
2. Close the document cover gently so that your original(s) don’t move.
3. Do one of the following to start Epson Scan:
■
Windows: Double-click the Epson Scan icon on your desktop.
■
Macintosh: Double-click Epson Scan in the Applications folder.
■
You can scan from ArcSoft PhotoImpression. Open the File menu, choose
Get Photo, then click the Camera/Scanner icon.
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You see the Epson Scan standby window:
4. If the Mode setting in the upper right corner is set to Full Auto Mode, click
the Scan button.
Note:
If you want to automatically restore a color photo as you scan, click the Customize
button, then check the Color Restoration box. See your on-screen User’s Guide
for more information.
If you are scanning from Epson Scan directly, the scanned image is
automatically saved as a JPEG file in My Pictures (Windows) or Pictures
(Mac OS X).
If you are scanning from an application (such as PhotoImpression), the
scanned image(s) open in your application window.
If you are in Home or Professional Mode, you see the Epson Scan settings
window. (You can change the mode using the Mode selector in the upper right
corner. For details, see the on-screen User’s Guide.)
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Scanning to a Memory Card
You can scan and save documents or photos to a memory card in either JPEG or
PDF format. First, insert your memory card following the instructions on page 22.
Then follow these steps.
1. Open the document cover and place your original
face-down on the glass, as described on page 64.
2. Press the Memory Card mode button.
3. Press l or r to select Scan to Memory Card,
then press OK.
4. Use the u, d, l, and r buttons to select the following options:
■
Format: select JPEG (for photos) or PDF (for documents).
■
Scan Area: if the edges of the photo are light in color, select Max Area.
Otherwise, select Auto Crop.
■
Original: select Text (if you’re scanning a document) or Photo.
■
Quality: Select Standard (if you’re scanning a document) or Graphics
(if you’re scanning a photo or picture).
5. Press OK. The photo is scanned and saved to the EPSCAN folder on your
memory card.
When scanning is finished, you see a confirmation screen. Note the name
given to your image and its location on the card.
Caution:
Never open the scanner while scanning, or you may damage the RX580. Do not remove
the card or turn off the RX580 while the memory card light is flashing, or you may lose
data. If your RX580 is connected to a computer, make sure you follow the right steps to
remove the card or turn off or disconnect the RX580. (See page 23.)
Note:
If the edges of the scan are cut off, move your original away from the corner slightly.
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Backing Up Your Photos
You can back up photo files on your memory card to a computer or to an external
USB device, such as a USB flash drive. Once your files are backed up, you can
delete them from your memory card and use it to take more pictures.
For instructions on copying photos to your computer, see the on-screen User’s
Guide.
To save your files to a USB flash drive or other device, such as an external
CD-R/RW drive or Iomega® Zip® drive, follow the steps below.
Note:
Epson cannot guarantee the compatibility of any drives. For more information, contact
Epson as described on page 82.
1. If the RX580 is connected to your computer, unplug the USB cable or turn
off your computer.
2. Make sure the RX580 is turned on and the memory card containing your
photos is inserted. See page 22 for instructions on inserting a memory card.
3. If you are using a USB flash drive, plug it directly into the external device
USB (EXT.I/F) port on the front of the RX580.
If you are using an external CD or disk drive, connect a USB cable from your
drive to the external device USB port. Then insert a CD or disk into the drive.
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4. Press the Setup button.
5. Press l or r to select Backup Memory Card, then press OK. Press OK again
to display the message shown below on the right:
6. Press OK to confirm, then press OK again to begin copying your files.
All the photos on your memory card are copied to your connected storage
device. Depending on how many photos there are, this may take several
minutes.
You can back up multiple times to the same drive, disk, or CD until it is full.
Each time you save files on the same disk or drive, they are saved in a new
folder. The first folder is named 001, the second is named 002, and so on.
7. When the backup is complete, press the Back button.
Note:
After you have backed up files on a USB flash drive, the RX580 will be able to print
photos in the numbered folders. However, the RX580 will not be able to access photos
outside of the folders.
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Maintaining Your RX580
If you notice a decline in print quality or your ink is expended, follow the
instructions in this chapter for:
■
“Checking the Print Head Nozzles” (see below)
■
“Cleaning the Print Head” on page 70
■
“Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page 71
■
“Aligning the Print Head” on page 77
Checking the Print Head Nozzles
If your printouts are faint or have light or dark lines running through them, some
of the nozzles in the print head may be clogged. Follow the steps below to check
the print head nozzles.
1. Make sure the Epson Stylus Photo RX580 is turned on but not printing.
2. Load letter-size plain paper.
3. Press the Setup button.
4. Press l or r to select Maintenance, then press OK.
5. Make sure Nozzle Check is highlighted, then press OK.
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6. Press the x Start button. The nozzle check pattern prints:
Print head does
not need to be
cleaned:
Print head needs
to be cleaned:
7. If there are no gaps in the pattern, the print head doesn’t need to be cleaned.
Press OK to return to the Maintenance menu.
If there are gaps in the pattern, skip to step 6 below to clean the print head.
Note:
You can also check the nozzles with software when connected to a computer; see your
on-screen User’s Guide for details.
Cleaning the Print Head
If your printouts are unexpectedly light or faint, or you notice light or dark bands
across your printout, you may need to clean the print head. This unclogs the
nozzles so they can deliver ink properly. Run a nozzle check as described on
page 69 to see if the print head needs cleaning.
Note:
Print head cleaning uses ink, so clean it only if quality declines and the nozzle check
indicates that the print head needs to be cleaned.
1. Make sure your RX580 is turned on but not printing, and the ink is not low
in any cartridges.
(If ink is low, you need to replace an ink cartridge before cleaning the print
head; see page 71 to check ink levels, or see page 73 to replace a cartridge.)
2. Load a few sheets of letter-size plain paper.
3. Press the Setup button.
4. Press l or r to select Maintenance, then press OK.
5. Press d to select Head Cleaning, then press OK.
6. Press the x Start button to begin cleaning the print head.
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The RX580 runs a head cleaning cycle and a message appears on the RX580
screen. Cleaning takes approximately 30 seconds.
Caution:
Never turn off the RX580 while head cleaning is in progress, or you may damage it.
7. When cleaning finishes, press the x Start button. The RX580 prints a test
pattern like the one on page 69.
8. If there are no gaps in the pattern, press OK to return to the Maintenance
menu. If there are gaps in the pattern, press x Start to clean the print head
again.
If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning four or five times, see page 78.
You can also turn the printer off and wait at least 6 hours or overnight. This
lets any dried ink soften. Then try cleaning the print head again.
Tip:
If you do not use your RX580 often, it is a good idea to print a few pages at least once a
month to maintain good print quality.
Replacing Ink Cartridges
When you print with low or expended ink cartridges, you see a message on the
RX580 screen. You can check which cartridge is low or needs to be replaced.
Note:
When a cartridge has been installed for more than six months, you may need to replace
it if printouts don’t look their best. If the quality doesn’t improve after cleaning and
aligning the print head, you can replace the cartridge even if the ink is not low.
Checking Ink Cartridge Status
1. Press the Setup button.
2. Press l or r to select Ink Cartridge Status, then press OK. You see a screen
showing the status of the cartridges:
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The cartridges are identified as follows: Y (Yellow), B (Black), LC (Light
Cyan), LM (Light Magenta), M (Magenta), C (Cyan).
If you want to replace the ink cartridge, press l or r to select Change
Cartridge, then press OK. See page 73 for instructions.
3. When you are done checking the ink cartridge status, press OK.
4. Press OK to return to the previous screen.
When your ink starts getting low, make sure you have replacement cartridges
available. You cannot print if a cartridge is expended.
Purchasing Ink Cartridges
Epson offers two different capacity cartridges for each color in your RX580.
Use these Epson ink cartridges within six months of installing them and before the
expiration date on the package.
Color
Part number
Black
78 (T078120)
Cyan
78 (T078220)
Magenta
78 (T078320)
Yellow
78 (T078420)
Light Cyan
78 (T078520)
Light Magenta
78 (T078620)
High-Capacity Black
77 (T077120)
High-Capacity Cyan
77 (T077220)
High-Capacity Magenta
77 (T077320)
High-Capacity Yellow
77 (T077420)
High-Capacity Light Cyan
77 (T077520)
High-Capacity Light Magenta
77 (T077620)
Note:
You may use any combination of cartridge sizes. (For example, if you’ve installed a 78
black cartridge, you can still use a 77 magenta cartridge.)
Try the High Capacity 77 cartridges available at www.epson.com/highcapacity
(U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
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You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper from an Epson authorized reseller.
To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or you can
purchase online at www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian
sales).
Removing and Installing Ink Cartridges
Be sure you have a new ink cartridge before you begin. Once you start replacing a
cartridge, you must complete all the steps in one session.
Caution:
Leave the expended cartridge installed until you have obtained a replacement, or the ink
remaining in the print head nozzles may dry out. To ensure good results, use genuine
Epson ink cartridges and do not refill them. Other products may cause ink spills or other
damage to your RX580 not covered by Epson’s warranty.
Do not open ink cartridge packages until you are ready to install the ink. Cartridges are
vacuum packed to maintain reliability.
1. Make sure the RX580 is turned on, the CD/DVD tray is not inserted, and the
front tray is in the paper (lower) position.
2. If an ink cartridge is expended, the RX580 screen indicates which cartridge(s)
need to be replaced. Press OK.
If an ink cartridge is low, the RX580 displays a message when you copy or
print. Press Setup, press l or r to select Maintenance, then press OK. Press
u or d to select Change Ink Cartridge, then press OK.
3. Make sure the document cover is closed, then lift up the scanner unit.
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4. Open the cartridge cover.
Caution:
Never attempt to open the cartridge cover while the print head is moving. Wait until
the cartridges have moved to the replacement position. To avoid damaging the
RX580, never move the print head by hand.
5. Squeeze the tab at the back of the cartridge and lift it straight out. Dispose of
it carefully. Do not take the used cartridge apart or try to refill it.
Warning:
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets
into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. If discomfort or vision problems
continue after a thorough flushing, see a doctor immediately.
6. Remove the new ink cartridge from the package.
Caution:
Be careful not to break the hooks on the side of the ink cartridge when you remove
it from the package.
Always install an ink cartridge immediately after removing the old cartridge. If the
cartridge is not installed promptly, the print head may dry out and be unable to
print.
Do not touch the green chip on the side of the cartridge. This
can damage the ink cartridge.
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7. Remove the yellow tape from the bottom of the ink cartridge.
Caution:
You must remove the yellow tape from the cartridge before you install it;
otherwise, print quality may decline or you may not be able to print. If you have
installed an ink cartridge without removing the yellow tape, take the cartridge
out of the printer, remove the yellow tape, and then reinstall it.
Do not remove the transparent seal from the bottom of the cartridge; otherwise,
the cartridge may become unusable.
Do not remove or tear the label on the cartridge; otherwise, ink will leak.
8. Place the new ink cartridge into the holder and push it down until it clicks
into place.
9. Replace any other cartridges that need to be replaced.
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10. Close the ink cartridge cover and press it until it clicks into place.
11. Close the scanner unit.
12. Press OK. The RX580 begins charging ink (for about one minute).
Caution:
Never turn off the RX580 while ink is charging or you’ll waste ink.
Note:
You cannot continue printing or copying with one ink cartridge expended, even if
the other cartridges still contain ink. Before printing, replace the expended
cartridge.
The RX580 uses ink cartridges equipped with IC chips that monitor the amount of
ink used by each cartridge. Cartridges are usable even if they are removed and
reinserted. Some ink is consumed each time cartridges are inserted, however,
because the printer automatically checks their reliability.
If you remove a cartridge that is low (for which you have received an “Ink low”
message), and you temporarily install a new cartridge in its place, you cannot reuse
the low cartridge.
Ink is consumed during the following operations: print head cleaning, self-cleaning
(when the printer is turned on), and ink charging (when an ink cartridge is installed).
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Aligning the Print Head
If your prints look grainy or blurry, or you notice that vertical lines are not aligned
properly on the nozzle check pattern, you may need to align the print head.
Note:
Make sure the front tray is in the paper (lower) position and the CD/DVD tray is not
inserted.
1. Make sure the RX580 is turned on and not printing.
2. Load several sheets of plain, letter-size paper.
3. Press the Setup button.
4. Press l or r to select Maintenance, then press OK.
5. Press u or d to select Head Alignment, then press OK.
6. Press the x Start button. Four rows of alignment patterns are printed.
7. Look at pattern #1 and find the square that is most even, with no streaks or
lines. You may have to use a magnifying glass.
8. Press r, then press u or d to select the number for
that square.
9. Press OK.
10. Press d to select the next pattern, then repeat
steps 8 and 9.
11. When you are done, press OK.
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Solving Problems
You can diagnose and solve most problems by checking the messages on the
RX580 screen and trying the recommended solutions. You can also check page 79
for basic troubleshooting suggestions, or double-click the User’s Guide icon on
your computer desktop for more detailed help. See these sections:
■
“Error Messages” (below)
■
“Problems and Solutions” on page 79
■
“Where To Get Help” on page 82
Error Messages
Message
Solution
A printer error has occurred. See
your documentation.
Paper may be blocking movement of the
print head. Turn off the RX580, then lift up
the scanner unit and remove any jammed
paper or other foreign objects. Also, make
sure you’ve removed all of the packing
material. Then turn the RX580 back on. If
you still see this error message, contact
Epson as described on page 82.
A scanner error has occurred. See
your documentation.
Turn off the RX580, then turn it back on. If
you still see the message, contact Epson as
described on page 82.
Waste ink pad in the printer is
saturated. Contact your dealer to
replace it.
Contact Epson as described on page 82.
Cannot recognize ink cartridges.
Make sure the ink cartridges are installed
correctly. See page 73 for details.
The document is too complex to
print with Bluetooth.
See your Bluetooth device’s documentation.
Data error. The document cannot be
printed.
This error occurs when a device does not
send infrared data correctly. See the
documentation for your infrared device.
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Message
Solution
Cannot recognize the device.
Make sure you’ve inserted your memory
card correctly. If you connected a USB
storage device, make sure you’ve inserted
the disk correctly.
Cannot recognize the memory card
or disk.
Make sure you’ve inserted the memory card
or storage disk correctly. Check to see if
there is a problem with the card or disk.
A problem occurred while
formatting. Formatting cancelled.
Retry the procedure. If the error reoccurs,
there may be a problem with your memory
card or storage disk. Check the card or disk,
then try again.
An error occurred while saving. Save
cancelled.
Cannot create a folder on the
memory card or disk. Operation
cancelled.
Insert a new memory card or storage disk
and try again.
Print head cleaning failed.
Try cleaning the print head again. If the error
message reoccurs, contact Epson as
described on page 82.
Backup Error
Error code
XXXXXXXX
A problem occurred and the backup was
cancelled. Make a note of the error code and
contact Epson as described on page 82.
Problems and Solutions
Check the solutions below if you’re having trouble using your RX580.
Noise Problems
■
The first time you install ink cartridges, the printer must charge its print head
for about 2 minutes. Wait until charging finishes (when you see the message
“Initialization is complete”) before you turn off the RX580, or it may charge
improperly and use excess ink the next time you turn it on.
■
Turn off the RX580, then make sure the ink cartridges are inserted completely
and the ink cartridge cover is closed completely. Also make sure no packing
material remains inside. Wait a moment, then turn the RX580 back on.
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Screen Problems
■
If the screen is black, press any button to activate the RX580. Then press the
button for the feature you want to use.
■
If you don’t see your photos on the screen, make sure they are in JPEG or
uncompressed TIFF format and taken with a DCF-compliant camera. If you
have used the RX580 to back up photos on a USB storage device, the RX580
will recognize only the photos in numbered folders on the device.
Printing and Copying Problems
■
Make sure your original is positioned in the top left corner of the glass. Move
it slightly away from the edges to avoid cropping.
■
Make sure your paper is loaded short edge first and is positioned against the
right edge with the left edge guide against its left side. Don’t load paper above
the arrow mark inside the left edge guide.
■
Make sure the paper size settings are correct for the paper you are using.
■
If part of your image is cut off, try turning off the Fit Frame setting. Or, try
setting Expansion to Mid or Min. See page 37 for more information.
Paper Feeding Problems
■
If paper doesn’t feed, remove it from the sheet feeder. Flip through the stack
to separate the sheets a little. Then reload the paper against the right edge, and
slide the left edge guide against the paper (but not too tightly). Make sure the
paper is not in front of the feeder guard.
■
Do not load too many sheets at once (up to 20 sheets of photo paper or 120
sheets of plain paper). See your User’s Guide for more information.
■
If paper is jammed, follow these steps to clear the jam:
1. Press the x Start button to eject the jammed paper. If the jammed paper
is not ejected, go to the next step.
2. If the paper is stuck near the sheet feeder or front tray, gently pull it out.
If the paper is stuck inside the RX580, press the P On button to turn it
off. Open the scanner and remove any paper inside, including any torn
pieces. Do not pull it backward; this can damage the sheet feeder. Close
the scanner, then turn the RX580 back on.
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Print Quality Problems
If you have any problems with the copy or print quality, try these solutions:
■
Make sure the type of paper you loaded matches the paper size and paper type
settings on the control panel or in your printer software (see page 62).
■
Try selecting Best as the Quality setting.
■
If you are copying, make sure the document is placed flat against the
document table glass and the RX580 is not tilted or placed on an uneven
surface.
■
Load the paper printable side up (usually the whiter, brighter, or glossy side).
■
Make sure your paper isn’t damp or curled.
■
Use a support sheet with special paper or load your paper one sheet at a time.
Remove sheets from the output tray as they are printed.
■
For the best print quality, use Epson special paper (see page 62) and genuine
Epson ink cartridges (see page 72).
■
Set the tray lever to the paper position for paper, then pull out the front tray
extensions. If you are printing on CDs or DVDs, push in the extensions, then
set the lever to the CD/DVD position.
■
If you notice light or dark lines across your printouts or they are too faint, you
may need to clean the print head. This unclogs the nozzles so they can deliver
ink properly. Run a nozzle check as described on page 69 to see if the print
head needs cleaning. Then clean the print head as described on page 70 if
necessary.
■
If you notice jagged vertical lines, you may need to align the print head. See
page 77 for instructions.
■
The ink cartridges may be old or low on ink; see page 71 for instructions on
replacing an ink cartridge.
■
If a dotted line appears in the image, clean the document table glass with a
soft, dry, lint-free cloth (paper towels are not recommended), or use a small
amount of glass cleaner on a soft cloth, if necessary. Don’t spray glass cleaner
directly on the glass.
■
Make sure your paper size and layout settings are correct.
■
If part of your image is cut off, try turning off the Fit Frame setting. Or, try
setting Expansion to Mid or Min. See page 37 for more information.
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Where To Get Help
Epson Technical Support
Epson provides these technical support services:
Internet Support
Visit Epson’s support website at http://support.epson.com and select your
product for solutions to common problems. You can download drivers and
documentation, get FAQs and troubleshooting advice, or e-mail Epson with your
questions.
Speak to a Support Representative
Before you call for support, please have the following information ready:
■
Product name (Epson Stylus Photo RX580)
■
Product serial number (located on the back)
■
Proof of purchase (such as a store receipt) and date of purchase
■
Computer configuration and operating system version
■
Description of the problem
Then call:
■
U.S.: (562) 276-4382, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday–Friday
■
Canada: (905) 709-3839, 6 AM to 6 PM, Pacific Time, Monday–Friday
Toll or long distance charges may apply.
Purchase Supplies and Accessories
You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper from an Epson authorized reseller.
To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or you can
purchase online at www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca
(Canadian sales).
ArcSoft PhotoImpression Technical Support
Phone: (510) 440-9901 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, Pacific Time, Monday–Friday;
Online and E-mail: www.arcsoft.com, [email protected]
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Notices
Important Safety Instructions
Before using your RX580, read and follow these safety instructions:
■
Use only the type of power source indicated on the RX580 label.
■
Use only the power cord that comes with the RX580. Use of another cord may cause
fires or shock. Do not use the cord with any other equipment.
■
Place the RX580 near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged.
■
Do not use a damaged or frayed power cord.
■
If you use an extension cord with the RX580, 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.
■
Avoid locations that are subject to rapid changes in heat or humidity, shocks or
vibrations, or dust.
■
Leave enough room around the RX580 for sufficient ventilation. Do not block or
cover openings in the RX580 case or insert objects through the slots.
■
Make sure the back of the RX580 is at least 3.9 inches (10 cm) away from the wall.
■
Do not place the RX580 near a radiator or heating vent or in direct sunlight.
■
Place the RX580 on a flat, stable surface that extends beyond its base in all directions.
It will not operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle.
■
Do not open the scanner section while the RX580 is copying, printing, or scanning.
■
Do not spill liquid on the RX580.
■
Do not use aerosol products that contain flammable gases inside or around the
RX580, to avoid fire danger.
■
Except as specifically explained in your documentation, do not attempt to service the
RX580 yourself.
■
Unplug the RX580 and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the
following conditions: if the power cord or plug is damaged; if liquid has entered the
product; if the product has been dropped or the case damaged; if the product does not
operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance. Adjust only those
controls that are covered by the operating instructions.
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■
When storing or transporting the RX580, do not tilt it, stand it on its side, or turn it
upside down; otherwise ink may leak from the cartridge.
Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions
■
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do not drink the ink.
■
Be careful when you handle used ink cartridges; there may be ink remaining around
the ink supply port. If ink gets on your skin, wash it off with soap and water. If it gets
in your eyes, flush them immediately with water. If you still have discomfort or vision
problems, see a doctor immediately.
■
Do not put your hand inside the RX580 or touch any cartridges during printing.
■
Do not shake cartridges, as this might cause leakage.
■
Install a new ink cartridge immediately after removing an expended one. Leaving
cartridges uninstalled can dehydrate the print head and may prevent the RX580 from
printing.
■
If you remove an ink cartridge for later use, protect the ink supply area from dirt and
dust and store it in the same environment as the RX580. Note that there is a valve in
the ink supply port, making covers or plugs unnecessary, but care is needed to prevent
the ink from staining items that the cartridge touches. Do not touch the ink cartridge
ink supply port or surrounding area.
LCD Screen Safety Instructions
■
Only use a dry, soft cloth to clean the LCD panel. Do not use liquid or chemical
cleansers.
■
If the LCD panel is damaged, contact Epson as described on page 82. If the liquid
crystal solution gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If the
liquid crystal solution gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. If
discomfort or vision problems remain after a thorough flushing, see a doctor
immediately.
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FCC Compliance Statement
For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio and television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
■
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
■
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
■
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
■
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 complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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Declaration of Conformity
According to 47CFR, Part 2 and 15 for: Class B Personal Computers and Peripherals;
and/or CPU Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B Personal Computers:
We:
Located at:
Epson America, Inc.
MS 3-13
3840 Kilroy Airport Way
Long Beach, CA 90806
Telephone: (562) 290-5254
Declare under sole responsibility that the product identified herein, complies with 47CFR
Part 2 and 15 of the FCC rules as a Class B digital device. Each product marketed is
identical to the representative unit tested and found to be compliant with the standards.
Records maintained continue to reflect the equipment being produced can be expected to
be within the variation accepted, due to quantity production and testing on a statistical
basis as required by 47CFR §2.909. Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
Trade Name:
Epson
Type of Product: Multifunction printer
Model:
C281A
Epson America, Inc., Limited Warranty
What Is Covered: Epson America, Inc. (“Epson”) warrants to the original retail purchaser
that the Epson printer covered by this limited warranty statement, if purchased and
operated only in the United States or Canada, will be free from defects in workmanship
and materials for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. For warranty
service, you must provide proof of the date of original purchase.
What Epson Will Do To Correct Problems: Should your Epson printer prove defective
during the warranty period, please call the Epson ConnectionSM at (562) 276-4382 (U.S.)
or (905) 709-3839 (Canada) for warranty repair instructions and return authorization. An
Epson service technician will provide telephone diagnostic service to determine whether
the printer requires service. If service is needed, Epson will, at its option, exchange or
repair the printer without charge for parts or labor. If Epson authorizes an exchange for the
defective unit, Epson will ship a replacement printer to you, freight prepaid, so long as you
use an address in Canada or the U.S. (excluding Puerto Rico and U.S. Possessions).
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Shipments to other locations will be made freight collect. You are responsible for securely
packaging the defective unit and returning it to Epson within five (5) working days of
receipt of the replacement. Epson requires a debit or a credit card number to secure the
cost of the replacement printer in the event that you fail to return the defective one. If your
printer is being repaired, Epson will direct you to send your printer to Epson or its
authorized service center, where the printer will be fixed and sent back to you. You are
responsible for packing the printer and for all costs to and from the Epson authorized
service center. When warranty service involves the exchange of the printer or a part, the
item replaced becomes Epson property. The replacement printer or part may be new or
refurbished to the Epson standard of quality, and, at Epson’s option, may be another
model of like kind and quality. Epson’s liability for replacement of the covered printer will
not exceed the original retail selling price of the covered printer. Exchange products and
parts assume the remaining warranty period of your original product covered by this
limited warranty.
What This Warranty Does Not Cover: This warranty does not apply to refurbished or
reconditioned products. This warranty covers only normal use in the United States and
Canada. Using this product for continuous production or similar high duty purposes is
not considered normal use; damage, maintenance or service from such use will not be
covered under this warranty. This warranty is not transferable. This warranty does not
cover any color change or fading of prints or reimbursement of materials or services
required for reprinting. This warranty does not cover damage to the Epson product caused
by parts or supplies not manufactured, distributed or certified by Epson. This warranty
does not cover ribbons, ink cartridges or third party parts, components, or peripheral
devices added to the Epson product after its shipment from Epson, e.g., dealer or useradded boards or components. Epson is not responsible for warranty service should the
Epson label or logo or the rating label or serial number be removed or should the product
fail to be properly maintained or fail to function properly as a result of misuse, abuse,
improper installation, neglect, improper shipping, damage caused by disasters such as fire,
flood, and lightning, improper electrical current, software problems, interaction with nonEpson products, or service other than by an Epson Authorized Servicer. If a claimed defect
cannot be identified or reproduced, you will be held responsible for the costs incurred.
THE WARRANTY AND REMEDY PROVIDED ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN
LIEU OF ALL OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
NON-INFRINGEMENT OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. SOME
LAWS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. IF
THESE LAWS APPLY, THEN ALL EXPRESS AND IMPLIED WARRANTIES ARE
LIMITED TO THE WARRANTY PERIOD IDENTIFIED ABOVE. UNLESS
STATED HEREIN, ANY STATEMENT OR REPRESENTATIONS MADE BY ANY
OTHER PERSON OR FIRM ARE VOID. EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN THIS
WRITTEN WARRANTY, NEITHER EPSON AMERICA, INC. NOR ITS
AFFILIATES SHALL BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOSS, INCONVENIENCE, OR
DAMAGE, INCLUDING DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR
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CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, RESULTING FROM THE USE OR INABILITY
TO USE THE EPSON PRODUCT, WHETHER RESULTING FROM BREACH OF
WARRANTY OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.
In Canada, warranties include both warranties and conditions.
Some jurisdictions do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, and
some jurisdictions do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary from jurisdiction
to jurisdiction.
To find the Epson Authorized Reseller nearest you, visit our website at: www.epson.com.
To find the Epson Customer Care Center nearest you, visit http://support.epson.com.
You can also write to:
Epson America, Inc., P.O. Box 93012, Long Beach, CA 90809-3012
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Index
A
Accessories, 82
Adjusting photo quality, 34 to 35
Aligning print head, 77
All photos, printing, 26
ArcSoft PhotoImpression, 64, 82
B
Backing up photos, 67 to 68
Black & White, 35
Borderless expansion, 37
Brightness, 35
Buttons, 6
C
Camera
connecting to printer, 42
printing from, 41 to 43
Cancelling copying, 14
Cancelling printing
with a computer, 58, 61
without a computer, 26, 27
Cartridges, replacing, 71 to 76
CD Jacket setting, 55
CD-R/RW drive, backing up photos,
67 to 68
CDs
adjusting print density, 35
adjusting print position, 50 to 51
copying, 51 to 53
inserting, 46 to 48
jewel case insert, 55
measuring, 45 to 46
printing on, 45 to 51
Cleaning print head, 70 to 71
Color management, turning off, 58, 60
Color restoration, 18 to 19, 63
ColorSync, 60
Contrast, 35
Control panel, 6
Copy button, 6
Copying
documents, 14
layout settings, 16
on CDs/DVDs, 51 to 53
photos, 15 to 17
placing originals, 12 to 13, 52
print settings, 17
problems, 80
Cropping, 36 to 37
D
Date
printing, 29, 30
printing photos by, 27
Declaration of Conformity, 86
Default settings, 40
Density, 35
Digital camera, printing from, 41 to 43
Display/Crop button, 6
Displaying prints, 11
Document cover, 13
Documents
copying, 14
scanning, 63 to 66
DPOF, 40
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DVDs
adjusting print density, 35
adjusting print position, 50 to 51
copying, 51 to 53
inserting, 46 to 48
jewel case insert, 55
measuring, 45 to 46
printing on, 45 to 51
E
Enhancing photos, 35
Epson
Help, 82
ink, 72, 82
paper, 10, 82
Epson Print CD, 45
Epson Scan, 63 to 65
Exif Print, 35
Expansion
borderless copying, 17
borderless printing, 37
F
Faded photos, restoring, 18 to 19
FCC statement, 85
File formats, 21, 66
Fit Frame, 37
Front tray
CD/DVD position, 47
paper position, 54
G
Greeting cards, 38 to 40
H
Help, Epson, 82
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I
Image formats, 21
Image quality problems, 81
Index sheet
printing, 31
selecting photos, 32 to 33
Infrared printing, 43 to 44
Ink cartridges
replacing, 71 to 76
safety instructions, 84
Inserting
CD/DVD, 46 to 48
memory card, 21 to 23
IrDA printing, 43 to 44
J
Jewel case insert, 55
L
Layout
CD/DVD, 49, 55
Fit Frame, 37
for copies, 16
selecting, 28 to 29
Loading paper, 7 to 9
M
Macintosh
color management settings, 60
page layout settings, 59, 60
printing from, 59 to 61
starting Epson Scan, 64
Maintenance, 69 to 77
Media Type setting, 62
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Memory card
compatibility, 21
inserting, 21 to 23
printing from, 20 to 40
scanning to, 66
Memory Card button, 6, 24
Messages, error, 78 to 79
Mobile phone, printing from, 41 to 44
Mode button, 6
Modes, scanning, 63
N
Noise problems, 79
Nozzle check, 69 to 70
O
Originals, placing on glass, 12 to 13, 52
P
Paper
Epson, 10, 28
feeding problems, 80
loading, 7 to 9
special types, 10
storing prints, 11
Paper Type setting
control panel, 28
Macintosh and Windows, 62
PDA, printing from, 43 to 44
PDF, scanning to, 66
Phone
connecting to printer, 42
printing from, 41 to 44
Photo greeting cards, 38 to 40
Photo papers, 10
PhotoEnhance, 35
PhotoImpression, 64, 82
Photos
adjusting quality, 34 to 35
backing up, 67 to 68
copying, 15 to 17
cropping, 36 to 37
displaying, 11
printing, 20 to 40
printing all, 26
printing by date, 27
restoring color, 18 to 19
scanning, 63 to 66
sizing, 17, 36 to 37
storing, 11
viewing, 24
viewing and printing, 25
PictBridge, 41
Premium photo papers, 10
Print head
aligning, 77
cleaning, 70 to 71
Print quality problems, 81
Print settings, 28 to 30, 34 to 35
Printing
all photos, 26
cancelling, 58, 61
from a camera, 41 to 43
from a memory card, 20 to 40
from a PDA, 43 to 44
in Windows, 56 to 58
index sheet, 31
on a Macintosh, 59 to 61
on CDs and DVDs, 45 to 51
photos, 20 to 40
photos by date, 27
problems, 80
selecting photos, 25 to 33
view and print option, 25
with a computer, 56 to 62
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Problems
copying, 80
error messages, 78 to 79
image quality, 81
noise, 79
paper feeding, 80
print quality, 81
printing, 80
screen, 80
Q
Quality setting, 29
R
Red eyes, removing, 34
Replacing ink cartridges, 71 to 76
Resetting default settings, 40
Restoring color, 18 to 19, 63
S
Safety instructions, 83 to 84
Saturation, 35
Scanning, 63 to 66
Screen
error messages, 78 to 79
problems, 80
safety instructions, 84
using, 6
Sepia, 35
Setup button, 6
Sharpness, 35
Sizing photos, 17, 36 to 37
Software
ArcSoft PhotoImpression, 64, 82
Epson Print CD, 45
Epson Scan, 63 to 65
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Specialty Print button, 6
Stop/Clear Settings button, 6
Stopping printing, 26, 58, 61
Storing prints, 11
T
Technical support, 82
Touching up photos, 34 to 35
Troubleshooting, 78 to 81
Type setting, Windows, 57, 62
U
Ultra Premium photo papers, 10
USB device
backing up photos, 67 to 68
printing from, 23 to 24
V
Viewing photos, 24
W
Warranty, 86 to 88
Windows
color management settings, 58
Paper Type setting, 62
printing with, 56 to 58
starting Epson Scan, 64
Type setting, 57
Z
Zip drive, backing up photos, 67 to 68
Epson Ink and Paper—
Designed to Work Together
You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper online at
www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
Or you can purchase from an Epson authorized retailer. To find the
nearest retail store, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766).
Genuine Epson Inks
Look for the numbers below to find your cartridges.
It’s as easy as remembering your number!
78 Black T078120
78 Magenta T078320
78 Cyan T078220
78 Lt. Magenta T078620
78 Lt. Cyan T078520
78 Yellow T078420
Try the High Capacity 77 cartridges available at www.epson.com/highcapacity
(U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
Epson Papers
Epson papers are specially coated to work with genuine Epson inks for optimal image quality
and maximum longevity.
Paper category
Description
Photo Papers
For lab quality photos—from everyday snapshots to professional
portraits. Available in glossy, semi-gloss, and luster finishes.
Matte Papers
Non-glare paper with a smooth or textured finish for professional
quality photos, brochures, or art projects.
Scrapbooking Papers
Acid-free, lignin-free paper for archival quality photos,
backgrounds, headlines, and other page elements.
Fine Art Papers
Luxurious weight, texture, and finish give these fine art papers a
true museum quality appearance.
Specialty Papers
For projects that showcase your favorite photos, including greeting
cards, iron-on transfers, and transparencies.
Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Ideal for framing and for long lasting, professional quality prints.
It has an ultra smooth and bright white finish, and is Epson’s
heaviest weight glossy paper for standard-size printers.
See the inside back cover for a great new way to share your memories—StoryTeller!
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Epson Ink and Paper—
Designed to Work Together
You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper online at
www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
Or you can purchase from an Epson authorized retailer. To find the
nearest retail store, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766).
Genuine Epson Inks
Look for the numbers below to find your cartridges.
It’s as easy as remembering your number!
78 Black T078120
78 Magenta T078320
78 Cyan T078220
78 Lt. Magenta T078620
78 Lt. Cyan T078520
78 Yellow T078420
Try the High Capacity 77 cartridges available at www.epson.com/highcapacity
(U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
Epson Papers
Epson papers are specially coated to work with genuine Epson inks for optimal image quality
and maximum longevity.
Paper category
Description
Photo Papers
For lab quality photos—from everyday snapshots to professional
portraits. Available in glossy, semi-gloss, and luster finishes.
Matte Papers
Non-glare paper with a smooth or textured finish for professional
quality photos, brochures, or art projects.
Scrapbooking Papers
Acid-free, lignin-free paper for archival quality photos,
backgrounds, headlines, and other page elements.
Fine Art Papers
Luxurious weight, texture, and finish give these fine art papers a
true museum quality appearance.
Specialty Papers
For projects that showcase your favorite photos, including greeting
cards, iron-on transfers, and transparencies.
Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Ideal for framing and for long lasting, professional quality prints.
It has an ultra smooth and bright white finish, and is Epson’s
heaviest weight glossy paper for standard-size printers.
See the inside back cover for a great new way to share your memories—StoryTeller!
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