Color Ink Jet Printer
1. Remove the contents from the box. Remove all tape and packing
material from the printer.
Be sure not to touch the ribbon cable inside the printer.
1. Press the
power button to turn on the printer.
2. Remove the ink cartridges from their protective bags.
Do not remove or tear the label on the cartridge.
Do not touch this part.
3. Install the ink cartridges as shown below.
Install all ink cartridges. The printer will not work unless all cartridges are installed properly.
4. Press the
The printer begins ink charging. It takes about one and a half minutes. While charging, the printer produces a variety of mechanical sounds. This is normal.
When the green light stops flashing, ink charging is complete.
See the other side of this sheet to install the printer software.
Read all of the instructions in this section when setting up and using your printer.
When choosing a place for the printer
Avoid places subject to rapid changes in temperature and humidity. Also, keep the printer away from direct
sunlight, strong light, or heat sources.
Avoid places subject to dust, shocks, or vibrations.
Leave enough room around the printer to allow for sufficient ventilation.
Place the printer near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged.
Place the printer on a flat, stable surface that extends beyond the base of the printer in all directions. If you
place the printer by the wall, leave more than 10 cm between the back of the printer and the wall. The printer
will not operate properly if it is tilted at an angle.
When storing or transporting the printer, do not tilt it, stand it on its side, or turn it upside down. Otherwise ink
may leak from the cartridge.
When choosing a power source
Use only the type of power source indicated on the printer's label.
Use only the power cord that comes with this product. Use of another cord may result in fire or electric shock.
This product's power cord is for use with this product only. Use with other equipment may result in fire or electric
Be sure your AC power cord meets the relevant local safety standard.
Do not use a damaged or frayed power cord.
If you use an extension cord with the printer, make sure that the total ampere rating of the devices plugged
into the extension cord does not exceed the cord's ampere rating. Also, make sure that the total ampere rating
of all devices plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the wall outlet's ampere rating.
If you plan to use the printer in Germany, the building installation must be protected by a 10 or 16 amp circuit
breaker to provide adequate short-circuit protection and over-current protection for this printer.
The contents may vary in certain locations.
The power cord comes attached in some countries.
The ink cartridges packaged with your printer are partly used during initial setup. In order to produce high
quality printouts, the print head in your printer will be fully charged with ink. This one-off process consumes
a quantity of ink and subsequent cartridge sets will last for their full rated life.
to avoid damage to your
2. Attach the paper support and plug in the printer.
Do not turn off the printer during the ink charging process.
When handling ink cartridges
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children. Do not allow children to drink from or otherwise handle the cartridges.
Do not open the ink cartridge packages until just before you install them.
Do not shake the ink cartridges; this can cause leakage.
Be careful when you handle used ink cartridges, as there may be some ink remaining around the ink supply port.
If ink gets on your skin, wash the area thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them
immediately with water. If discomfort or vision problems remain after a thorough flushing, see a doctor immediately.
You must remove the yellow tape seals from the cartridges before installing them; otherwise, the cartridges will
Do not remove the blue portion of the tape seal from the top of the cartridges.
Do not remove the tape seals from the bottom of the cartridges.
The IC chip on this ink cartridge retains a variety of cartridge related-information, such as the amount of ink
remaining, so that a cartridge may be removed and reinserted freely. However, each time the cartridge is
inserted, some ink is consumed because the printer automatically performs a reliability check.
Do not touch the green IC chip on the side of the cartridge.
When using the printer
Do not put your hand inside the printer or touch the ink cartridges during printing.
Do not block or cover the vents and openings in the printer.
Do not attempt to service the printer yourself.
Unplug the printer and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: The power
cord or plug is damaged; liquid has entered the printer; the printer has been dropped or the casing damaged;
the printer does not operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance.
Do not insert objects through the slots in the printer.
Take care not to spill liquid on the printer.
Leave the ink cartridges installed. Removing the cartridges can dehydrate the print head and may prevent
the printer from printing.
Cautions and Notes
must be observed
information and useful tips on the
operation of your printer.
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