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EPSON Stylus Photo 890
edge
guides
paper support
printer cover
control
panel
Part name
Reference number
Part number
Accessory label
184
1061746
Roll paper adapter
800
1059595
Left roll paper holder
801
1058169
Right roll paper holder
802
1058170
Roll paper stoppers
803
1058171
Uncurling sheet
805
1052398
output tray
Ink Cartridges
Cartridge
output tray
extensions
Part number
Black
U.S.: T007201; Canada: T007311
Color
U.S.: T008201; Canada: T008311
Media
ink cartridge holders
(not removable)
thickness
lever
ink cartridge replacement
button
roll paper
button
maintenance
button
roll paper
stopper
right roll
paper holder
uncurling sheet
Accessories
User Replaceable Parts
Part name
Reference number
Part number
Printer cover assembly
101
1059835
Paper support
102
1040615
Logo plate B
115
1058403
Caution label
180
1061248
Model name label
181
1061246
Size
Part
number
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet
Paper
Letter
A4
S041060
S041258
EPSON High Quality Ink
Jet Paper
Letter
S041111
EPSON Photo Quality
Ink Jet Paper
Letter
Legal
A4
S041062
S041067
S041061
EPSON Photo Quality
Glossy Film
Letter
A6
A4
S041072
S041107
S041071
EPSON Photo Paper
Letter (20 sheets)*
Letter (100 sheets)*
Letter (500 sheets)*
A4*
4 × 6 inches (perforated)
4 × 6 inches (no perforations)*
Panoramic
Roll (3.9 inches × 26.2 feet)*
S041141
S041271
S041272
S041140
S041134
S041458
S041145
S041279
EPSON Ink Jet
Transparencies
Letter
A4
S041064
S041063
EPSON Photo Quality
Ink Jet Cards
A6
S041054
power
button
roll paper adapter
left roll
paper holder
Media name
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EPSON Photo Stickers A6, 16 frames per sheet
Kit (CD-ROM and paper)
S041144KIT
EPSON Photo Stickers
(refill, paper only)
A6, 16 frames per sheet
S041144
EPSON Iron-On Cool
Peel Transfer Paper
Letter (10 sheets)
Letter (50 sheets)
S041153
S041155
EPSON Photo Quality
Self Adhesive Sheets
A4
S041106
Matte Paper Heavyweight
Letter*
A4
S041257
S041258
EPSON Premium
Glossy Photo Paper
Letter*
5 × 7 inches*
A4
Roll (3.9 inches × 26.2 feet)*
Roll (8.3 inches × 26.2 feet)
S041286
S041464
S041285
S041302
S041376
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Media name
Size
Part
number
EPSON Premium
Semigloss Photo Paper
Letter*
A4
Roll (3.9 inches × 26.2 feet)*
S041286
S041332
S041329
EPSON Premium
Luster Photo Paper
Letter*
Roll (8.3 inches × 26.2 feet)
S041405
S041408
EPSON Glossy Photo
Greeting Cards
Letter*
S041267
Ink Cartridges
Specification
Black ink cartridge
(T007201)
Color ink cartridge
(T008201)
Color(s)
Black
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow,
Light Cyan, Light Magenta
Print capacity* 540 pages (3.5% ECMA at 220 pages (5% each color
360 dpi, 370 pages 5% in CcMmY [total 25%] in
calculation)
calculation)
Cartridge life
2 years from production date (if unopened)
(within 6 months after opening package, at 77 °F
[25 °C])
Storage
temperature
−4 to 104 °F (−20 to 40 °C)
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
Transit
temperature
−22 to 140 °F (−30 to 60 °C)
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
120 hours at 140 °F (60 °C)
* Supports true BorderFree™ (borderless) printing
Printer Specifications
Printing
Printing method
Freezing
3.2 °F (−16 °C)
temperature**
On-demand ink jet
Dimensions
(W × D × H)
Nozzle configuration
Black
Color
0.8 × 2.63 × 1.5 inches
(20.1 × 66.9 × 38.5 mm )
−0.4 °F (−18 °C)
1.9 × 2.63 × 1.5 inches
(49.1 × 66.9 × 38.5 mm)
48 nozzles
240 nozzles
(48 each: cyan, magenta, yellow, light cyan,
light magenta)
* The figure given is based on continuous printing after ink
replacement. The actual print capacity may vary, depending on
how often you turn on the printer and how often you clean the
print head.
Resolution
Maximum 2880 dpi × 720 dpi
** Ink thaws and is usable after approximately 3 hours at
77 °F (25 °C).
Print direction
Bidirectional with logic seeking
Control code
ESC/P Raster,™ EPSON Remote
Input buffer
256KB
Interface
USB or IEEE 1284-compatible parallel
To ensure good results, use genuine EPSON cartridges
and do not refill them. Other products may cause
damage to your printer not covered by EPSON’s
warranties.
Don’t use an ink cartridge if the date on the package has
expired.
Mechanical
Paper feed
method
Friction
Paper path
Sheet feeder, rear entry
Sheet feeder
capacity
100 sheets of 17 lb (64 g/m2) paper
Dimensions
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Storage
Width: 18.5 inches (470 mm)
Depth: 11.4 inches (290 mm)
Height: 6.9 inches (175 mm)
Printing
Width: 18.5 inches (470 mm)
Depth: 24.1 inches (613 mm)
Height: 11.9 inches (302 mm)
Weight
13.2 lb (6 kg) without the ink cartridges
Acoustic noise
42 dB
EPSON Stylus Photo 890
Electrical
Environmental
Specification
120 V Model
220−240 V Model
Input voltage
range*
99 to 132 V
198 to 264 V
Rated frequency
range
50 to 60 Hz
Input frequency
range
49.5 to 60.5 Hz
Rated current
0.4 A
Temperature
Operation
50 to 95 °F (10 to 35 °C)
Storage*
−4
Transit*
–4 to 140 °F (–20 to 60 °C)
120 hours at 140 °F (60 °C)
to 104 °F (−20 to 40 °C)
1 month at 104 °F (40 °C)
Humidity (without condensation)
0.2 A
Power consumption Approx. 15 W (ISO/IEC 10561 Letter Pattern)
Approx. 3 W in standby mode
* Check the label on the back of the printer for your printer’s
voltage.
Operation
20 to 80% RH
Storage*
5 to 85% RH
*Stored in shipping container
Safety Approvals
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Safety standards
UL 1950, CSA C22.2 No. 950
EMC
FCC part 15 subpart B class B
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Paper
Paper type
Size
Paper types
Thickness
Weight
Single sheets
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Legal (8.5 × 14 inches)
Half letter (statement, 5.5 × 8.5 inches)
Executive (7.5 × 10 inches)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
A5 (148 × 210 mm)
Plain bond paper and special ink jet
papers distributed by EPSON
0.003 to 0.004 inch
(0.08 to 0.11 mm)
for plain bond
paper
17 to 24 lb
(64 to 90 g/m2)
for plain bond
paper
Transparencies and
Photo Quality Glossy
Film
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
A6 (105 × 148 mm), glossy film only
Transparencies and glossy film
distributed by EPSON
—
—
Matte paper distributed by EPSON
—
—
Matte Paper - Heavyweight Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
Premium Glossy Photo
Paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
5 × 7 inches
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
Roll (3.9 inches × 26.2 feet)
Premium Glossy Photo Paper
distributed by EPSON
—
—
Self-adhesive sheets
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
Self adhesive sheets distributed by
EPSON
—
—
Envelopes
No. 10, 4.1 × 9.5 inches (104 × 241 mm)
DL, 4.3 × 8.7 inches (110 × 220 mm)
C6, 4.4 × 6.4 inches (114 × 162 mm)
132 × 220 mm (5.2 × 8.7 inches)
Plain, bond, or air mail paper
0.006 to 0.02 inch
(0.16 to 0.52 mm)
12 to 20 lb
(45 to 75 g/m2)
Index (ink jet) cards
A6 (105 × 148 mm)
8 × 10 inches (203 × 254 mm)
Ink jet cards distributed by EPSON
—
—
Photo Paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
A4 (210 × 297 mm)
4 × 6 inches (102 × 152 mm)
Panoramic (8.3 × 23.4 inches)
Roll (3.9 inches × 26.2 feet)
Photo paper distributed by EPSON
—
—
Photo Stickers
A6 (105 × 148 mm), 16 frames/sheet
Photo stickers distributed by EPSON
—
—
Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer
Paper
Letter (8.5 × 11 inches)
Transfer paper distributed by EPSON
—
—
Note:
Always load paper into the sheet feeder short edge first, except for
envelopes. Load envelopes flap edge first with the flap side down.
Do not load curled or folded paper.
Use papers under these conditions:
Temperature: 59 to 77 °F (15 to 25 °C)
Humidity:
40 to 60% RH
Since the quality of any particular brand or type of paper may be
changed by the manufacturer at any time, EPSON cannot attest to
the quality of any non-EPSON brand or type of paper. Always test
samples of paper stock before purchasing large quantities or printing
large jobs.
Store printouts on EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film and Self
Adhesive Sheets under these conditions:
Temperature: 59 to 86 °F (15 to 30 °C)
Humidity:
20 to 60% RH
Poor quality paper may reduce print quality and cause paper jams and
other problems. If you encounter problems, switch to a higher grade
of paper.
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Printable area
.
A
A
B-L
B-R
(Paper is loaded in the
opposite direction.)
C
L&R
single sheets/index cards
borderless single sheets
A
B-L
C
B-R
EPSON 4 × 6-inch Photo Paper* with perforations
(dotted lines indicate perforations)
C
envelopes
A:
A:
For envelopes, index cards, and sheets printed with
borders, the minimum top margin is 0.12 inch
(3.0 mm).
B-L:
L & R: The maximum left and right margin is 0.24 inch
(6.1 mm). The minimum left and right margin is
0.12 inch (3.0 mm).
The minimum left margin for envelopes, index
cards, and sheets printed with borders is 0.12 inch
(3.0 mm).
B-R:
C:
The minimum right margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm) for
index cards and single sheets with borders; 0.28 inch
(7.0 mm) for DL envelopes; 1.10 inch (28.0 mm) for
No. 10 envelopes.
C:
The minimum bottom margin for envelopes, index
cards, and single sheets with borders is 0.55 inch
(14.0 mm).
*
You can reduce the minimum bottom margin to
0.12 inch (3.0 mm) by selecting Maximum as the
Printable Area setting. However, print quality may
decline in the expanded area, or the ink may smear,
depending on the media. Before printing large jobs, print
a single sheet to confirm print quality.
The maximum top margin is 0.24 inch (6.1 mm).
*
The maximum bottom margin is 0.67 inch
(17.0 mm).
EPSON 4 × 6-inch Photo Paper (perforated) is 4.5 × 6.9
inches (114 × 175 mm), including the perforated
margins. Printable area is 4 × 6 inches (102 × 152 mm).
Control Panel
maintenance
light
power
light
power
button
roll paper
button
maintenance button
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The following table explains the control panel lights:
P is on or
flashes
b is on and P
flashes
Installing an Ink Cartridge for the First
Time
The P power light is on when the printer is ready to
print. It flashes when the printer is receiving a print
job, charging ink, or cleaning the print head. It also
flashes when the print head moves to the ink
cartridge replacement position.
Follow these ink cartridge precautions and the others in
the Printer Basics book:
When the b maintenance light comes on and the P
power light flashes, paper is out or loaded incorrectly,
or you have a paper jam.
If paper is out or loaded incorrectly, load or reload your
paper. Then press the b maintenance button to turn
off the b maintenance light and resume printing.
❏ Install both ink cartridges, and leave them installed for
all types of printing, or the printer won’t work.
❏ Remove the yellow tape seal from the top of the ink
cartridges or you’ll permanently damage them. Don’t
remove the clear seals on the bottom or ink will leak
out.
(If you’re printing on roll paper, press the b
maintenance button to turn off the b maintenance
light, and then press the z roll paper button to
resume printing.)
If paper is jammed, do one of the following:
❏ If you’re printing on any type of media but roll
paper, press the b maintenance button to try to
clear the jam. If that doesn’t work, turn off the
printer and gently pull the paper forward (toward
the output tray) to pull it out. Then turn on the
printer and press the b maintenance button to
turn off the b maintenance light and resume
printing.
❏ If you’re printing on roll paper, press the z roll
paper button for at least three seconds to clear the
jam. (You may have to repeat this step more than
once to back the paper out completely.) If that
doesn’t work, turn the printer off and trim the roll
at a point a few inches after it exits the printer.
Gently pull the roll backward, taking care not to
force the printer mechanism.
P and
b flash
❏ Don’t touch the green chip on the back of the
cartridge. This may inhibit normal operation and
printing.
❏ Never turn off the printer when the P power light is
flashing, unless the printer hasn’t moved or made any
noise for more than five minutes.
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and
do not drink the ink.
If ink gets on your skin, wash the area thoroughly with
soap and water. If ink gets in your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
1. Plug the printer into an electrical outlet and turn it on. The
ink cartridges move to the loading position.
When both the lights flash, one of the ink cartridges is
low on ink. To find which one, do the following:
Windows: Check the ink level graphic in the
printer software.
Macintosh: Check the EPSON Monitor 3 utility.
If the ink cartridges fail to move to the loading position,
press the ink cartridge replacement button, shown below.
2. Lower the output tray and open the cover.
Then replace the ink cartridge as described on page 8.
b and P are
on
b is on and P
is off
P and
off
b are
When both lights are on, one of the ink cartridges is
out of ink. Determine which cartridge is empty by
checking the ink level graphic in the printer software
(Windows) or the EPSON Monitor 3 utility
(Macintosh). Then replace the cartridge as described
on page 8. If both lights come on after you’ve
replaced a cartridge, you may have installed a
cartridge your printer can’t use.
Ink cartridge
replacement
button
Jammed paper may be blocking movement of the
print head, or you may have an internal error. Turn off
the printer, open the cover, and check for any jammed
paper. Also, make sure you removed all the packing
material, as described in the Start Here poster. Then
turn the printer back on.
When both lights are off, the printer is not receiving
power. Try these solutions:
❏ Make sure the printer is turned on.
❏ Turn off the printer, plug in the power cord
securely, and turn on the printer again.
❏ Make sure the outlet is working and is not
controlled by a switch or timer.
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3. Lift up the two ink cartridge clamps.
6. Close the ink cartridge clamps. (You need to press the color
clamp a little more firmly.)
7. Press the ink cartridge replacement button (shown in step 2)
and close the printer cover.
Ink charging takes about two minutes, with the P power light
flashing and the printer making noise until it’s finished. Don’t
turn off the printer or interrupt charging or it will start over,
using more ink than necessary. It’s finished when the P power
light stops flashing.
4. Unwrap the ink cartridges, then remove only the yellow
part of the tape seal on top. Don’t pull off the blue part.
Testing the Printer
You can run a printer check to determine whether a problem
comes from the printer itself or some other source. Follow
these steps to run the printer check:
1. Make sure both the printer and computer are turned off.
2. Disconnect the interface cable from the printer.
Black ink
cartridge
Color ink
cartridge
Don’t touch the
green chips
3. Make sure letter-size or larger paper is loaded in the printer.
4. Hold down the b maintenance button, then press and
release the Ppower button. Continue holding down the
b maintenance button until the Ppower light starts to
flash, then release it.
5. As you face the printer, tilt each cartridge forward (toward
you) slightly as you lower it into its holder. Position the tabs
at the back of the cartridge on top of the hooks on the
holder clamps.
The printer prints one page showing its ROM version
number, ink counter, and a nozzle check pattern. Only the
nozzle check pattern is shown below. (If the pattern has
gaps in its dots, you need to clean the print head; see
page 10.)
tabs
hooks
5. To end the check, turn off the printer after it prints the
check page. Then reconnect the interface cable and turn on
your printer and computer.
If the check page prints, the problem probably lies in your
software settings, the interface cable, or your computer.
Don’t place the cartridges under the holder clamp; you
may damage the clamp when you close it.
If the check page doesn’t print, you may have a problem with
your printer.
Try the suggestions in “Problems and Solutions” in the Printer
Basics book.
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Printing on Special Media
Replacing an Ink Cartridge
Follow the guidelines in the table below when selecting the
Media Type setting for your paper:
When the b maintenance and P power lights are both
flashing, one of your ink cartridges is low on ink. This is a
good time to make sure you have a new cartridge. When both
lights stay on, a cartridge is empty and you need to replace it.
For this paper name...
Select this Media Type
setting
Plain paper and envelopes
Plain paper
EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper
360 dpi Ink Jet Paper
EPSON High Quality Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards
Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
EPSON Matte Paper - Heavyweight
Matte Paper - Heavyweight
EPSON Photo Paper
Photo Paper
EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper
EPSON Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
EPSON Premium Luster Photo Paper
Premium Glossy Photo
Paper
EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film
EPSON Photo Stickers
Photo Quality Glossy Film
EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies
Ink Jet Transparencies
When an installed ink cartridge is more than six months old,
you may also need to replace it if you notice that your
printouts don’t look as good as they used to. If print quality
doesn’t improve after cleaning and aligning the print head,
you can replace the cartridge even if the b maintenance and
P power lights aren’t flashing.
To check the level of ink you have left, see the graphic in the
printer driver (Windows) or click the
ink level icon in the
printer driver or EPSON Monitor 3 utility (Macintosh).
You can also check the flash pattern of the control panel lights
to determine which cartridge is low or empty. Press the ink
cartridge replacement button. If the P power and b
maintenance lights flash at the same speed, replace the black
cartridge. If the b maintenance light flashes twice as fast as
the P power light, replace the color cartridge.
Additional Media Loading Guidelines
You cannot print if either ink cartridge is empty. Leave
the empty cartridge installed in the printer until you have
obtained a replacement. Otherwise the ink remaining in
the print head nozzles may dry out.
Don’t use the cleaning sheets that may be included with
your special media; they may damage the printer.
❏ Be sure to load the printable (whiter) side of the media face
up in the sheet feeder.
Use these EPSON ink cartridges within six months of
installing them and before the expiration date on the package:
❏ You can load paper up to the arrow mark on the left edge
guide.
❏ Black ink cartridge: T007201
❏ Color ink cartridge: T008201
❏ In addition to the Media Type option, remember to select
the correct Paper Size for your media in the printer
software.
To ensure good results, use genuine EPSON ink
cartridges and do not refill them. Other products may
cause damage to your printer not covered by EPSON’s
warranty.
❏ If the special media has protective sheets between each sheet
of media, be sure to remove the protective sheets before
printing.
When you need new ink cartridges, contact your dealer or call
the EPSON Store™ at (800) 873-7766 or visit the EPSON
Store at www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada,
please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
❏ Some special media have a cut corner that you need to
position correctly; follow any instructions in the package.
Always handle sheets by the edges, and don’t touch the
printable surface.
Be sure you have a new ink cartridge before you begin. Once
you start the ink cartridge replacement procedure, you must
complete all the steps in one session.
Follow these steps to replace ink cartridges:
1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing (the
Ppower light should be on, but not flashing).
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2. Open the printer cover and press the ink cartridge
replacement button. The print head moves left and the
Ppower light begins flashing.
5. Unwrap the new ink cartridge, then remove only the yellow
part of the tape seal on top. Don’t pull off the blue part.
Ink cartridge
replacement
button
Black ink
cartridge
Color ink
cartridge
Don’t touch the
green chips
You must remove the yellow tape from the top of the
cartridge or you will permanently damage it. Don’t pull
off the blue portion or try to remove the clear seal
underneath the cartridge.
To avoid damaging the printer, never move the print
head by hand.
Don’t touch the green circuit board on the back of the
cartridge; you may inhibit normal operation and printing.
3. The color cartridge is on the right and the black cartridge is
on the left. Pull up the ink cartridge clamp all the way. The
cartridge rises up from its holder.
6. As you face the printer, tilt the ink cartridge forward
(toward you) slightly as you lower it into its holder. Position
the tabs at the back of the cartridge on top of the hooks on
the holder clamps.
tabs
hooks
4. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it
carefully.
Don’t place the cartridge tabs under the hooks on the
holder clamp; you may damage the clamp when you
close it.
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and
do not drink the ink.
If ink gets on your skin, wash the area thoroughly with
soap and water. If ink gets in your eyes, flush them
immediately with water.
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7. Press the ink cartridge clamp down until it locks in place.
(You may have to press the color clamp a little more firmly.)
2. If you have an application running, access the printer
settings dialog box.
Or, with Windows, click Start, point to Settings, then
select Printers. Right-click your EPSON Stylus Photo 890
printer icon in the Printers window. Then select Properties
(Document Defaults in Windows NT).
3. Windows: Click the Utility tab.
Macintosh: Click the
Utility button.
4. On the Utility menu, click the Head Cleaning button.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to clean the print
head. Cleaning takes about 30 seconds, during which the
printer makes some noise and the Ppower light flashes.
8. If you need to replace the other ink cartridge, repeat steps 3
through 7 before continuing with step 9.
Never turn off the printer while the P power light is
flashing, unless the printer hasn’t moved or made noise
for more than 5 minutes.
9. Press the ink cartridge replacement button and close the
printer cover. The printer moves the print head and begins
charging the ink delivery system.
6. When the Ppower light stops flashing, run a nozzle check
to confirm the print head nozzles are clean.
The Ppower light flashes, and the printer makes noise.
Charging takes about one minute. When it’s finished, the
Ppower light stops flashing and stays on.
Make sure paper is loaded in the printer and click Print
nozzle check pattern (Windows) or Confirmation
(Macintosh). Then click Next. The nozzle check pattern
Never turn off the printer while the Ppower light is
flashing, unless the printer hasn’t moved or made noise
for more than 5 minutes.
prints. (See page 11 for details.)
7. If the nozzle check pattern has no gaps in its dots, click
Finish.
Cleaning the Print Head
If the pattern is missing dots, click Clean to clean the print
head again. If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning
three or four times, check the solutions in the Printer Basics
book. You can also turn the printer off and wait
overnight—this allows any dried ink to soften—and then
try cleaning the print head again.
If your printed image is unexpectedly light or faint, or dots are
missing from the image, you may need to clean the print head.
This unclogs the nozzles so they can deliver ink properly.
Cleaning the print head uses ink, so clean it only if print
quality declines. You can clean the print head in either of the
following ways:
Using the Control Panel to Clean the Print
Head
❏ using the Head Cleaning utility (when the printer is
connected to a local port, not over a network)
Follow these steps to clean the print head:
❏ using the printer’s control panel buttons
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and
that the b maintenance light is off. (If the b maintenance
light is on or flashing, replace the appropriate ink cartridge
instead.)
When you don’t turn on your printer for a long time, the
print quality can decline. It’s a good idea to turn on your
printer at least once a month to maintain good print
quality.
2. Press the b maintenance button and hold it down for three
seconds. Cleaning takes about 30 seconds, during which the
printer makes some noise and the Ppower light flashes.
Using the Head Cleaning Utility
Follow these steps to run the Head Cleaning utility
(recommended method):
Never turn off the printer while the Ppower light is
flashing, unless the printer hasn’t moved or made noise
for more than 5 minutes.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and the
b maintenance light is off. (You can’t clean the print head
if the b maintenance light is flashing or on. Replace the
appropriate ink cartridge instead.)
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3. After the Ppower light stops flashing, do one of the
following:
Aligning the Print Head
If your printer is connected directly to the computer, go
to step 4 to run a nozzle check.
If your printouts contain misaligned vertical lines, you may
need to align the print head. Your printer must be connected
to a local port, not on a network, to use the Print Head
Alignment utility. Follow these steps:
If you’re printing over a network, open an application and
print a short document containing black and color data.
Check the quality of your printout, then go to step 8.
1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and
letter-size paper is loaded.
4. If you have an application running, access the printer
settings dialog box.
Load letter or A4-size paper to print the entire
bidirectional pattern.
Or, with Windows, click Start, point to Settings, then
select Printers. Right-click your EPSON Stylus Photo 890
printer icon in the Printers window. Then select Properties
(Document Defaults in Windows NT).
For the best results, load EPSON ink jet paper in the
printer whenever you check the print head alignment.
2. If you have an application running, access the printer
settings dialog box.
5. Windows: Click the Utility tab.
Macintosh: Click the
Utility button.
Or, with Windows, click Start, point to Settings, then
select Printers. Right-click the EPSON Stylus Photo 890
icon in the Printers window. Select Properties (Document
Defaults in Windows NT).
6. Make sure paper is loaded in the printer, click the Nozzle
Check button, and click Next. The nozzle check pattern
prints. (See the next section for details.)
7. If the nozzle check pattern has no gaps in its dots, click
Finish.
3. Windows: Click the Utility tab.
Macintosh: Click the
If the pattern is missing dots, click Clean to clean the print
head again.
Utility button.
4. You see the Utility menu. Click the Print Head Alignment
button.
8. If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning three or
four times, check the solutions in the Printer Basics book.
You can also turn the printer off and wait overnight—this
allows any dried ink to soften—and then try cleaning the
print head again.
5. Follow the instructions on the screen to print a test page.
6. Select the line with the cleanest, straightest edges from the
first group of lines on the printout, then enter its number in
box #1 on screen. Then choose the best line in the second
group, and enter its number in box #2 on screen.
Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern
7. If you want to check the results, click Realignment to print
another test page. Make sure the middle line (numbered 8)
in each group is the best. If it isn’t, you may need to repeat
step 6 more than once to align your print head completely.
Examine the nozzle check pattern you print. It should look
something like this:
8. Click Next and follow the instructions on the screen to
print two columns of boxes.
9. Select the box with the least grainy appearance (smoothest
gray) from the first column, then enter its number in box #1
on screen. Then choose the best box from the second
column and enter its number in box #2 on screen.
Each staggered horizontal and straight vertical line should be
complete, with no gaps in the dot pattern. If your printout
looks okay, you’re done. If any dots are missing, as shown
below, clean the print head again; see page 10 for instructions.
10. If you want to check the results, click Realignment to
reprint the boxes. Make sure the middle box (numbered 5)
in each column is the best. If it isn’t, you may need to repeat
step 9 more than once.
missing dots
missing dots
missing dots
11. When done, click Finish.
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5. Push in the output tray extensions and close the tray.
Cleaning the Printer
6. Repack the printer and attachments in the original box
using the protective materials that came with it. See the
Start Here poster for details.
To keep your printer working at its best, you should clean it
several times a year. Follow these steps:
Be sure to keep the printer level as you transport it.
1. Turn off the printer and wait for the P power light to go
out.
After transporting the printer, remove the tape securing the
print head and test your printer. If you notice a decline in
print quality, clean the print head (see page 10); if output is
misaligned, align the print head (see page 11).
2. Unplug the power cord and disconnect the printer cable.
3. Remove all the paper from the sheet feeder.
4. Clean the exterior of the printer with a soft, damp cloth.
Don’t touch the gears inside the printer.
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Never use a hard or abrasive brush, or alcohol or thinner
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and case.
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Transporting the Printer
If you move your printer some distance, you need to prepare it
for transportation in its original box or one of a similar size.
To avoid damage, always leave the ink cartridges
installed when transporting the printer.
Be sure to remove the tape used in step 4 after installing
the printer in its new location.
Follow these steps:
1. Turn on the printer, wait until the print head locks in the
far right position, then turn off the printer.
2. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet. Then
disconnect the printer cable from the printer.
3. Remove any paper from the printer and remove the paper
support.
4. Open the printer cover. Secure the ink cartridge holder to
the printer with tape as shown, then close the printer cover.
Tape the ink cartridge holder
to the printer case
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