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    Information is also available on maintenance, troubleshooting tips, technical specifications, and customer support. Online Help Provides you with detailed information on the printer driver and EPSON TWAIN. You can access the online help by clicking the Help button in the driver dialog box.

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    SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION. The information contained herein is designed only for use with this EPSON product. EPSON is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other products.

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    edge guide sheet feeder document cover On button transportation lock lever Stylus CX Parts paper support output tray feeder guard scanner unit document table Control Panel...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents Safety Instructions Safety Instructions ......... .1 Chapter 1 Using the Control Panel Control Panel Functions .

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    Checking the Ink Supply ........28 Chapter 4 Maintenance and Transporting Checking the Print Head Nozzles .

  • Page 8: Safety Instructions

    Safety Instructions Safety Instructions Read all of the instructions in this section when setting up and using this product. When choosing a place for this product Avoid places subject to rapid changes in temperature and humidity. Also, keep this product away from direct sunlight, strong light, and heat sources.

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    When handling ink cartridges Do not open the ink cartridge packages until just before you install them. Do not shake used ink cartridges; this can cause leakage. Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children. Do not allow children to drink from or otherwise handle the cartridges. Be careful when you handle used ink cartridges, as there may be some ink remaining around the ink supply port.

  • Page 10: Control Panel Functions

    Chapter 1 Using the Control Panel Control Panel Functions You can control most copy functions from the Control Panel. Scan Reset Recall Save(3sec) Reset all(3sec) Note: When you make a copy using a control panel function, a moiré (cross-hatch) pattern may appear on your printout. To eliminate the moiré, change the reduce/enlarge ratio or shift the position of the document.

  • Page 11: Buttons

    Using the Control Panel Function Turns this product on and off. Starts EPSON Smart Panel by default. Before using this feature, make sure you have installed EPSON TWAIN and EPSON Smart Panel from the software CD and connect this product to your computer.

  • Page 12: Lights, Menu Items, Selecting A Language

    Lights Light Pattern Flashing Error Menu Items This section describes the menu items available on the LCD panel. When you press one of the Menu buttons, a menu item appears on the LCD panel. You can select the item, or increase or decrease its value by pressing the Copies/Value buttons.

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    Standard Copy Margin Copy See page 14 See page 15 Number of copies (Normal copies (Normal display) Quality&Paper Quality&Paper Paper size Lighter/Darker Lighter/Darker Reduce/Enlarge Reduce/Enlarge Zoom In/Out Zoom In/Out Standard Reduced Margin Language Head Alignment Nozzle Check Nozzle Check Head Cleaning Head Cleaning Change Cartridge...

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    Mirror Copy Repeat Copy See page 18 See page 19 Number of Number of copies (Normal copies (Normal display) display) Quality&Paper Quality&Paper Paper size Lighter/Darker Lighter/Darker Reduce/Enlarge Zoom In/Out Mirror Repeat Language Language Head Head Alignment Alignment Nozzle Check Nozzle Check Head Cleaning Head Cleaning Change...

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    Using the Control Panel...

  • Page 16: Making Copies, Loading The Paper

    Chapter 2 Copying Making Copies See the sections below to make copies. Loading the Paper 1. Lower the output tray and slide out the extension. 2. Move the feeder guard towards you. 3. While holding down its locking tab, slide the left edge guide so that the distance between the two edge guides is slightly wider than the width of your paper.

  • Page 17: Making Copy Settings

    6. Slide the left edge guide against the left edge of the paper. Make sure that the paper is loaded under the tabs inside the edge guides and set the feeder guard back. Note: Leave enough space in front of this product for the paper to be fully ejected.

  • Page 18: Placing Your Document On The Document Table

    4. Use the Menu and Copies/Value buttons to make the copy settings on quality, reduce/enlarge and paper size. For more details on each copy mode, see “Copy Modes” on page 14. 5. Press the y Stop button to return to the normal display. Placing Your Document on the Document Table 1.

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    Note: An area of up to 2.5 mm from the edge of the document table glass will not be scanned. 2.5 mm 2. Close the document cover gently so that the document does not move. Note: Make sure the document is flat against the glass surface; otherwise the image becomes out of focus.

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    Copying 1. Press the one of the Copies/Value buttons to set the number of copies. Note: In the 2-up Copy mode, you cannot set the number of copies. 2. Press the x B&W Copy button to copy in grayscale, or the x Color Copy button to copy in color.

  • Page 21: Copy Modes, Standard Copy

    Copy Modes This section describes the attributes of each copy mode. Standard Copy You can copy the original image onto various sizes and types of paper. In the Standard Copy mode, you can make the following settings. Menu items Number of copies Quality&Paper Paper size Lighter/Darker...

  • Page 22: Reduced Margin Copy

    Reduced Margin Copy You can make a copy with a 3-mm bottom margin on paper. In the Reduced Margin Copy mode, you can make the following settings. Menu items Number of copies Quality&Paper Paper size Lighter/Darker Reduce/Enlarge Zoom In/Out * indicates the default setting. Note: The copy quality may drop in the bottom area of the printout or the area may be smeared.

  • Page 23: Borderfree Copy

    BorderFree Copy You can make a copy that covers the entire page of paper. In the BorderFree Copy mode, you can make the following settings. Menu items Number of copies Quality&Paper Paper size Lighter/Darker Reduce/Enlarge Zoom In/Out * indicates the default setting. Note: The copy quality may drop in the bottom area of the printout or the area may be smeared.

  • Page 24: Small Margin Copy

    Small Margin Copy 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 You can make a copy with a 1.5-mm margin around all edges of the paper.

  • Page 25: Mirror Copy

    Mirror Copy You can create the mirror image of an original image on Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper (image flipped from right to left). In the Mirror Copy mode, you can make the following settings. Menu items Number of copies Quality&Paper Paper size Lighter/Darker...

  • Page 26: Repeat Copy

    Repeat Copy You can create multiple copies of an image on a shingle sheet of paper. In the Repeat Copy mode, you can make the following settings. Menu items Number of copies Quality & Paper Lighter/Darker Setting items/values 1 to 99 Plain A4-Norm Five steps Copying...

  • Page 27: Up Copy

    2-up Copy You can put two pages of original images onto a single sheet of paper. In the 2-up Copy mode, you can make the following settings. Menu items Quality & Paper Paper Size Lighter/Darker Copying Setting items/values Plain Paper-Norm Five steps...

  • Page 28: Replacing An Ink Cartridge

    Chapter 3 Replacing Ink Cartridges Replacing an Ink Cartridge Warning: Be careful when you handle the used ink cartridges, as there may be some ink 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.

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    3. Raise the scanner unit. Caution: Do not raise the scanner unit with the document cover opened. Do not move the print head by hand. Doing so may damage this product. Do not start replacing the ink cartridge before the print head stops.

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    4. Lift up the clamp as far as it can go. The cartridge rises partly out of the cartridge holder. 5. Take out the cartridge and then dispose of it properly. 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.

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    6. Remove the new ink cartridge from its protective bag, and then remove only the yellow tape seal from the cartridge. Replacing Ink Cartridges...

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    Caution: You must remove the yellow tape seal from the cartridge before installing it; otherwise, the cartridge becomes unusable and copying is not possible. If you have installed an ink cartridge without removing the yellow tape seal, you must remove the cartridge and install a new one.

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    ink cartridge from dirt and dust. Store the ink cartridge in the same environment as this product. When storing the cartridge, be sure that it stands as shown in the illustration above (the label that identifies the color of the ink cartridge should appear on the top of the cartridge).

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    8. Push the clamp down until it locks firmly into place. 9. Lower the scanner unit. The print head moves and ink charging begins. The On light flashes during ink charging. When the On light stops flashing, ink charging is completed. Caution: Never turn off this product while the On light is flashing.

  • Page 35: Checking The Ink Supply

    Caution: EPSON recommends the use of genuine EPSON ink cartridges. Other products not manufactured by EPSON may cause damage to this product not covered by EPSON's warranties. Leave the old cartridge installed in this product until you have obtained a replacement; otherwise, ink remaining in the print head nozzles may dry out.

  • Page 36: Checking The Print Head Nozzles

    Chapter 4 Maintenance and Transporting Checking the Print Head Nozzles If you find that the copied image is unexpectedly faint or some dots in the copied image are missing, you may be able to identify the problem by checking the print head nozzles. Follow the steps below to check the print head nozzles using the Control Panel.

  • Page 37: Cleaning The Print Head

    Print head needs to be cleaned The above sample is in black and white, but the actual test prints are color (CMYK). If the nozzle check page does not print satisfactorily, there is a problem with this product. This could be a clogged ink nozzle or a misaligned print head.

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    Follow the steps below to clean the print head, using the Control Panel. 1. Make sure that this product is on and the Error light is off. Note: If the Error light is on, you cannot clean the print head. Replace the appropriate ink cartridge first.

  • Page 39: Aligning The Print Head

    Aligning the Print Head If you notice vertical lines are not aligned properly, you may be able to solve this problem by aligning the print head. Follow the steps below to align the print head using the Control Panel. 1. Make sure that this product is on and the Error light is off. 2.

  • Page 40: Clearing The Jammed Paper

    Clearing the Jammed Paper If paper is jammed inside this product, an error message appears on the LCD panel. You may be able to clear the jammed paper using the Control Panel. When a message appears on the LCD panel to indicate the paper is jammed, press the x Color Copy button.

  • Page 41: Transporting This Product

    Transporting this Product If you need to transport this product, carefully repack it using the original box and packing materials as follows: Caution: When storing or transporting this product, do not tilt it, put it vertically or turn it upside down; otherwise ink may leak from the cartridge.

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    3. Open the document cover and slide the carriage lock lever, as shown in the illustration below, to lock the scanner carriage. 4. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet. 5. Remove the paper support and the feeder guard. Then push in the output extension tray.

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    Maintenance and Transporting...

  • Page 44: Error Messages

    Chapter 5 Troubleshooting Error Messages You can identify many common problems using the Error light and error messages on your Control Panel. If this product stops working and the Error light is on, use the following table of error messages to diagnose the problem, and then try the recommended solution.

  • Page 45: Attention Messages

    Paper jam or miss feed ---> Press the Color copy button and clear the paper jam by hand if necessary. Paper out ---> Load paper in Paper tray and press the Color copy button. Scanner unit open ---> Close the scanner unit.

  • Page 46: Overview Of The Customer Support

    Chapter 6 Contacting Customer Support Overview of the Customer Support If your EPSON product is not operating properly and you cannot solve the problem using the troubleshooting information in your product documentation, contact customer support services for assistance. If customer support for your area is not listed below, contact the dealer where you purchased your product.

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    Telephone For users in Scandinavia Telephone For users in South Africa Telephone For users in Australia Telephone Contacting Customer Support http://www.epson.co.uk The Republic of Ireland http://www.epson.com epson_support@compubase.co.ae +971 4 352 4488 +971 4 351 6617 http://www.epson.com Denmark 80 88 11 27...

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    For users in Singapore http://www.epson.com.sg Telephone (65) 6586 3111 For users in Thailand http://www.epson.co.th Telephone (66)2-670-0333 For users in Indonesia http://www.epson.co.id Telephone/ Jakarta Bandung Surabaya Telephone Yogyakarta For users in Hong Kong http://www.epson.com.hk Phone (852) 2585-4399 (852) 2827-4383 For users in Malaysia http://www.epson.com.my...

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    For users in India Phone For users in the Philippines Phone E-mail Contacting Customer Support http://www.epson.co.in 9622 037766 vailable at Vadadora, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Cochin, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi and Kolkata. http://www.epson.com.ph (63) 2-813-6567 (63) 2-813-6545 customersupport@epc.epson.com.ph...

  • Page 50: Mechanical, Electrical

    Chapter 7 Product Specifications Mechanical Paper path Sheet feeder capacity Dimensions Weight Electrical 120V Model Input voltage range Rated frequency range Power consumption 220 240V Model Input voltage range Rated frequency range Power consumption Note: Check the label on the back of this product for the voltage information. Sheet feeder, rear entry About 100 sheets at 64 g/m²...

  • Page 51: Environmental, Printing, Scanning, Paper

    Since the quality of any particular brand or type of paper may be changed by the manufacturer at any time, EPSON cannot guarantee the quality of any non-EPSON brand or type of paper. Always test a sample of paper stock before purchasing large quantities or printing large jobs.

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    64 g/m² (17 lb) to 90 g/m² (24 lb) A6 (105 148 mm) 7” (127 178 mm) 10” (203 254 mm) Special paper distributed by EPSON A4 (210 297 mm) Special paper distributed by EPSON A4 (210 297 mm) A6 (105...

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    If you have print quality problems, switch to a higher grade paper. Do not load curled or folded paper. Product Specifications A4 (210 297 mm) Special paper distributed by EPSON A4 (210 297 mm) Card (100 148mm) 6” (101.6 152.4 mm)

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    Use paper under normal conditions: Temperature 15 to 25°C (59 to 77°F) Humidity 40 to 60% RH Store EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film and Self Adhesive Sheets under the following conditions: Temperature 15 to 30°C (59 to 86°F) Humidity 20 to 60% RH...

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    Single sheets (including panoramic size) and index cards Standard Diagonal lines show printable area. The standard top margin is 3.0 mm (0.12"). When multiple sheets of EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film are loaded, the minimum top margin is 30.0 mm (1.2"). B-L: The standard left margin is 3.0 mm (0.12").

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  • blahhblahh Jun 29, 2013 09:25:
    epson stylus cx3100 says error?
    wha​t to do?
    does paper need to be flat when printing?
    ​pls help asap
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