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  • Page 1: Reference Guide

    Neither SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of this product or third parties for damages, losses, costs, or expenses incurred by purchaser as a result of: accident, misuse, or abuse of this product or unauthorized modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product, or (excluding the U.S.) failure to strictly comply with SEIKO...
  • Page 2: Declaration Of Conformity

    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: EPSON AMERICA, INC. Located at: MS 6-43 3840 Kilroy Airport Way...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Available Paper ......... 3-2 EPSON special media ....... 3-2 General paper .
  • Page 4 Printing on Special Media ....... . 3-17 EPSON Color Laser Paper ......3-17 EPSON Color Laser Transparencies .
  • Page 5 Chapter 6 Using the Administrator Mode Checking Copy Station Status ......6-2 Making Administrator Mode Settings .
  • Page 6 Environmental Conditions ....... A-3 Service Life ..........A-4 Control Panel.
  • Page 7: Introduction

    Introduction Safety Precautions Read all of these instructions and save them for later reference. ❏ Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the copy station. ❏ Do not place the product on an unstable surface or near a radiator or heat source. ❏...
  • Page 8 ❏ If you use an extension cord with the copy station, make sure the total ampere rating of all devices plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the cord’s ampere rating. Also, make sure the total of all devices plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the wall outlet’s ampere rating.
  • Page 9: Warnings, Cautions, And Notes

    Warnings, Cautions, and Notes Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury. Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment. Notes contain important information and useful tips on the operation of your copy station. Restrictions on Copying Operators of this copy system must observe the following restrictions in order to ensure the responsible and legal use of this product.
  • Page 10 Responsible use of copyrighted materials Copy systems can be misused by improperly copying copyrighted materials. Unless acting on the advice of a knowledgeable attorney, be responsible and respectful by obtaining the permission of the copyright holder before copying published material. Introduction...
  • Page 11 Options and Consumable Products......1-7 Printer options (EPSON AcuLaser C8500) ... . . 1-7 Scanner options .
  • Page 12: Copy Station Parts

    Face-down tray printer control panel printer cabinet MP tray Face-up tray standard lower paper cassette unit Large capacity paper unit * EPSON GT-10000+ or EPSON EXPRESSION 1640XL Getting to Know Your Copy Station...
  • Page 13: Control Panel

    Control panel The control panel consists of buttons, indicator lights, and an LCD touch screen. For explanations of control panel functions, match the letters in the following figure with those in the table below. LCD touch screen numeric key pad start button Color/Black button Reset button...
  • Page 14 Name Function Sensor Detects the presence of the user and causes the printer to come out of standby mode. Error light On when an error has occurred. Ready light On when the copy station is ready for copying. Power light Lights when the printer power is turned on.
  • Page 15: Lcd Touch Screen

    LCD touch screen The LCD touch screen displays information on current settings and copy station status. Use the touch screen buttons to make copy settings and to access advanced copying modes. For explanations of touch screen button functions, match the numbers in the following figure with those in the table below.
  • Page 16 Function Selects a color adjustment mode. The following color adjustment modes are available: Contrast RGB Balance Saturation Selects the advanced copy modes. The following modes are available: Join Pages Margin Collate Split Pages Remove Shadows Selects single-sided or double-sided copy modes. Selects a document type.
  • Page 17: Options And Consumable Products

    Options and Consumable Products Printer options (EPSON AcuLaser C8500) You can add to your printer’s capabilities by installing any of the following options: The 250-Sheet Paper Cassette A3W (C813521) accommodates 250 sheets of A3W size paper. The Large Capacity Paper Unit (C813501) holds two paper cassettes.
  • Page 18: Scanner Options

    The Automatic Document Feeder allows you to scan and copy up to 100 pages automatically. EPSON Network Image Express (B80836✽ ✽ ✽ ✽ ) Enables an EPSON scanner supporting EPSON TWAIN Pro Network to become shareable on a network without the need for a scanner server PC, which allows you to use various scanning methods in a network environment with less power and space.
  • Page 19: Consumable Products

    Toner Cartridge (Cyan): S050041 Photoconductor Unit: S051073 Waste Toner Collector: S050020 The EPSON special media listed below provide you with the best- quality printouts. EPSON Color Laser Paper (A4): S041215 EPSON Color Laser Paper (A3): S041216 EPSON Color Laser Paper (A3W):...
  • Page 20 EPSON Color Laser Coated Paper (A3): S041384 Caution: ❏ Do not use other EPSON media such as EPSON special media for ink jet printers, as they can cause paper jams and damage the printer. ❏ Do not use the media listed above in any other printers, except when specified in the documentation.
  • Page 21: Chapter 2 Basic Copying

    Chapter 2 Basic Copying Making Simple Copies ........2-2 Getting ready to copy .
  • Page 22: Making Simple Copies

    Making Simple Copies Follow the steps below to make simple copies. Getting ready to copy 1. Make sure paper is loaded in the printer. See “Loading Paper” on page 3-10 for information on how to load paper. 2. Turn on the scanner by pressing the P OPERATE button. Note: Be sure to turn on the scanner power before turning on the printer power.
  • Page 23 3. Turn on the printer by pressing the (|) side of its power switch. The following screen appears while the copy station is checking the printer and scanner connections. AL-CCS 8500 Ver. 01. 00 Checking Connection Check Scanner Check Printer Caution: Do not turn off the power while the copy station is checking the scanner and printer connections, or while copying is in...
  • Page 24: Making Copies

    1. Place your document on the document table, with the side to be scanned facing down. You can scan documents up to 297 mm × 432 mm for the EPSON GT-10000+ or 310 mm × 432 mm for the EPSON EXPRESSION 1640XL. corner of the...
  • Page 25 Note: An area 2±1.5 mm in from both horizontal and vertical rulers will not be scanned. 2 ± 1.5mm 2 ±1.5 mm Document 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 will appear fuzzy and out of focus.
  • Page 26 4. Press the Paper button on the copy station control panel. Ready to Copy Plain Copy Paper Paper button Reduce Enlarge Type: Magazine Lighter Darker 1-Sided 1-Sided Adjust Advanced 5. Select the paper source containing paper that matches the size and orientation of your document on the document table.
  • Page 27 6. If you are printing on media other than standard-size plain paper or EPSON Color Laser Paper, select the face-up tray by pressing the Face Up/Face Down button. See “Output Trays” on page 3-7 for more information. Face Up/Face Down button 7.
  • Page 28 Available Paper ......... 3-2 EPSON special media ....... 3-2 General paper .
  • Page 29: Available Paper

    Available Paper This section explains what kind of paper you can use with your printer (EPSON AcuLaser C8500) used in this copy station. Avoid using paper not mentioned in this section. Note: The printer is extremely sensitive to moisture. Be sure to store your paper in a dry environment.
  • Page 30: General Paper

    Caution: Do not use the media listed above for any other printer, except when specified in the documentation. General paper You can use the following media in addition to EPSON special media introduced in the previous section. Paper type Description...
  • Page 31: Paper That Should Not Be Used

    ❏ Carbon paper, no-carbon paper, thermal-sensitive paper, pressure-sensitive paper, acid paper, or paper that uses high- temperature-sensitive ink (around 150°C) ❏ Coated paper or special surface-colored paper except EPSON Color Laser Coated Paper ❏ Paper that has binder holes or is perforated ❏...
  • Page 32: Paper Sources

    MP tray Paper Type Paper Size Capacity Plain paper, A3W*, A3*, A4, A5, Up to 150 sheets EPSON Color Laser B4*, B5, (Total thickness: Paper Letter (LT), less than 16 mm) Half-Letter (HLT), Legal (LG)*,...
  • Page 33: Standard Lower Cassette

    Up to 250 sheets Letter (LT), (Total thickness: less Legal (LG)*, than 25 mm) Executive (EXE)**, Ledger (B)* EPSON Color Laser A3*, A4, Letter (LT) Up to 250 sheets Paper EPSON Color Laser A3*, A4 Up to 250 sheets Coated Paper...
  • Page 34: Output Trays

    Output Trays There are two output trays for printed paper stacks: the face- down tray and the face-up tray. Note: The face-down tray is the default output tray. To select the face-up tray as the output tray, press the Face Up/Face Down button on the control panel.
  • Page 35 You can use the face-down tray with the following types of paper: Plain paper (minimum 210 mm width × 182 Paper type: mm length), EPSON Color Laser Paper, EPSON Color Laser Coated Paper Capacity: Up to 250 sheets Caution: The following paper cannot be used with the face-down tray.
  • Page 36: Face-Up Tray

    The face-up tray stacks your printouts with the printed surface facing up. This tray can be used for all types of paper supported by this printer. Paper type: All paper types supported by the EPSON AcuLaser C8500. Capacity: Up to 150 sheets (smaller than A4 size paper)
  • Page 37: Loading Paper

    This section describes how to load paper into the MP tray, the standard lower cassette, and the Large Capacity Paper Unit. If you use special media such as EPSON Color Laser Transparencies, see also “Printing on Special Media” on page 3-17.
  • Page 38 2. If you want to load A3W size paper, lay the left paper guide down. When loading media other than A3W size paper, make sure the guide is standing up. 3. Slide the right edge guide all the way outward. right edge guide 3-11 Paper Handling...
  • Page 39 4. Load a stack of the desired media with the printable surface up. Rest the left side of the stack against the left paper guide and slide the right paper guide against the right side of the stack to obtain a snug fit. All sizes except A3W: A3W size: 3-12...
  • Page 40: Loading The Lower Cassette And The Large Capacity

    Large Capacity Paper Unit. In addition to plain paper, you can also use special media such as EPSON Color Laser Paper in the standard lower cassette. Note: Use the included paper size labels to identify the size of paper being used in the cassettes.
  • Page 41 2. Press down on the metal plate in the cassette until it clicks into place. 3. Press the side and back paper guides, then slide them outward until they are wide open enough to accommodate the size of paper you want to load. 3-14 Paper Handling...
  • Page 42 4. Fan a stack of paper to prevent the sheets from sticking together, and tap the edge of the stack on a firm surface to line up the edges of the paper. Note: If your printouts are curled or do not stack properly when using plain paper, try turning the stack over and reloading it.
  • Page 43 7. Slide the side paper guide so that it points to the size mark that matches the paper loaded. Note: Make sure you adjust the side paper guide to the correct position because the printer automatically senses the size of paper loaded in the cassette from the position of this paper guide.
  • Page 44: Printing On Special Media

    Printing on Special Media You can print on special paper stock such as EPSON Color Laser Paper, EPSON Color Laser Transparencies, EPSON Color Laser Coated Paper, and thick paper. Note: Since the quality of any particular brand or type of media may be changed by the manufacturer at any time, EPSON cannot guarantee the quality of any type of media.
  • Page 45: Epson Color Laser Coated Paper

    EPSON Color Laser Coated Paper You can use EPSON Color Laser Coated Paper for the following paper sources: MP tray (up to 150 sheets)
  • Page 46 Chapter 4 Basic Settings Using the Control Panel Changing MP Tray Settings ....... 4-2 Making Zoom Settings .
  • Page 47: Changing Mp Tray Settings

    Changing MP Tray Settings Follow the steps in this section to specify the type and size of paper loaded in the MP tray, and to select the appropriate orientation for the document to be copied. See “Loading the MP tray” on page 3-10 for information on loading paper into the MP tray.
  • Page 48 3. Select the type of media loaded in the MP tray. Select Output Media Plain Magazine Plain Paper Thick Paper Transparency Cancel 4. Select the paper size. For A4, Letter, Executive, or B5 paper, use the table below to select the correct orientation setting. Select Output Paper Size Plain Magazine...
  • Page 49 Orientation of document Orientation of paper Correct on scanner loaded in MP tray* orientation setting Letter Executive Letter Executive * Always load A4, Letter, Executive, and B5 size paper with the long edge first and the printable side facing up. Basic Settings Using the Control Panel...
  • Page 50: Making Zoom Settings

    Making Zoom Settings You can specify a zoom ratio by selecting from a list of fixed zoom ratios, or by specifying a value from 25% to 400%. The default zoom ratio is 100%. Selecting a fixed zoom ratio 1. Press the Reduce or Enlarge button on the Ready to Copy screen.
  • Page 51 2. Select the ratio from the following screens. Select Reduce Zoom Plain Magazine 11x15 User Letter 100% Legal Ledger Fit-to-Page Letter Letter Cancel Reduce Select Enlarge Zoom Plain Magazine 5.5x8.5 User 154% 122% Legal Legal 100% 141% 121% Ledger Letter Fit-to-Page 129% 115%...
  • Page 52: Specifying A Zoom Ratio

    Specifying a zoom ratio You can specify a zoom ratio between 25% and 400%, in increments of 1%. 1. Press the touch screen anywhere within the area shown below. Ready to Copy Plain Copy Paper Reduce Enlarge Type: Magazine Lighter Darker 1-Sided 1-Sided...
  • Page 53 The following screen appears. Set Zoom Ratio Plain Magazine Enlarge 100% Key pad entry also possible Reduce Min. 25% Max. 400% Cancel 3. Use the key pad to enter a zoom ratio between 25% and 400%, or press the - or + button to change the zoom ratio in 1% increments.
  • Page 54: Using The Fit-To-Page Option

    Using the Fit-to-Page option The Fit-to-Page option automatically reduces the entire area of the scanned document to fit on the selected paper, as shown below. Note: The Fit-to-Page option is not available when specifying a user-defined zoom ratio, and selection of the Fit-to-Page option is canceled when a user-defined ratio is specified.
  • Page 55: Using 1-Sided And 2-Sided Copy Modes

    Using 1-Sided and 2-Sided Copy Modes The copy station provides a variety of 1-sided and 2-sided copy modes for use with the scanner’s optional Auto Document Feeder (ADF) and the printer’s optional Duplex Unit. The availability of these copy modes depends on the combination of installed options, as shown below.
  • Page 56 2. Select a mode on the following screen. Select Copy Type Plain Magazine 1-Sided 2-Sided 1-Sided 1-Sided 1-Sided 2-Sided 2-Sided 2-Sided Rotation Cancel 3. Press OK to apply your settings and return to the Ready to Copy screen. Press Cancel to return to the Ready to Copy screen without applying the copy type settings.
  • Page 57: Making Document Type Settings

    Making Document Type Settings The copy station offers the following document type settings suited for various types of documents. Photo Good for color photos or other color images. Accurately reproduces fine gradation and subtle tonal variations. If moiré patterns (crisscrossing lines) appear when this setting is used, switch to the Magazine setting.
  • Page 58 2. Select a document type. Select Document Type Plain Magazine Magazine Photo Text Detail Cancel Note: ❏ Press the Cancel button to cancel the document type setting and return to the Ready to Copy screen with the original settings preserved. ❏...
  • Page 59: Adjusting Brightness And Color

    Adjusting Brightness and Color Adjusting brightness You can adjust the brightness of the image by pressing the Lighter and Darker buttons on the Ready to Copy screen. Ready to Copy Plain Copy Paper Reduce Enlarge Type: Magazine Lighter Darker 1-Sided 1-Sided Adjust Advanced...
  • Page 60: Adjusting Color

    Adjusting color You can adjust the copied image’s color by pressing the Adjust button on the Ready to Copy screen. Ready to Copy Plain Copy Paper Reduce Enlarge Type: Magazine Lighter Darker 1-Sided 1-Sided Adjust button Adjust Advanced Pressing the Adjust button displays the following screen, from which you can adjust the contrast, color balance, saturation, and hue.
  • Page 61 Contrast Follow these steps to adjust the contrast. 1. Press the Contrast button on the Select Adjust Menu screen. The following screen appears. Adjust Contrast Plain Magazine Reset Cancel 2. Press the + button to increase the contrast, and press the - button to decrease the contrast.
  • Page 62: Rgb Adjust

    3. Press OK. The following screen appears. Select Adjust Menu Plain Magazine Contrast Set Saturation RGB Adjust Exit RGB Adjust You can adjust the color balance by changing the red (R), green (G), and blue (B) color values. Follow these steps. Note: RGB adjustment is available only when the Color mode is selected.
  • Page 63 2. Press the +/- buttons to adjust the color, as shown below. To return the RGB settings to their center positions, press the Reset button. Red (R) balance Press the + button to make red stronger, and press the - button to make red weaker.
  • Page 64 Blue (B) balance Press the + button to make blue stronger, and press the - button to make blue weaker. Less Blue Standard More Blue (More Yellow) (Less Yellow) Note: If you want to cancel the RGB adjustment, press Cancel. The Color Adjust Menu appears with the original settings preserved.
  • Page 65 Saturation Use the Saturation setting to adjust the overall color density of the image. Higher saturation makes color appear richer, while lower saturation makes color appear paler. Note: Saturation adjustment is available only when the Color mode is selected. 1. Press Saturation on the Select Adjust Menu screen. The following screen appears.
  • Page 66 Note: If you want to cancel your saturation setting, press Cancel. The Color Adjust Menu appears with the original settings preserved. 2. Press OK. The following screen appears. Select Adjust Menu Plain Magazine Contrast Saturation Set RGB Adjust Exit Use this setting to adjust the hue of the copied image. Note: Hue adjustment is available only when the Color mode is selected.
  • Page 67 Press the Red button to make the whole image appear more red, and press Green button to make the whole image appear more green. Press the Reset button to return the setting to the center position. More Red Standard More Green Green Green Green...
  • Page 68: Storing Your Settings

    Storing Your Settings Storing settings You can save up to eight sets of copy settings in the copy station memory. This feature allows you to apply even the most complex settings to new copy jobs with just a few simple steps. Follow the steps in this section to store settings.
  • Page 69 2. Press any available Store button to save the settings. When the settings are completely saved, the Memory button becomes available and the Store button change to a Delete button. Stored in Memory 5 Memory 1 Delete Detail Memory 5 Store Detail Memory 2...
  • Page 70: Selecting Stored Settings

    Selecting stored settings Follow the steps in this section to apply stored settings to copy jobs. For information on storing settings, see “Storing settings” on page 4-23. For information on deleting stored settings, see “Deleting stored settings” on page 4-27. 1.
  • Page 71 2. Press the Memory button for the settings you want to apply, or press any Detail button to view a complete list of the settings stored in that memory. Press Exit to return to the previous screen. Select Copy Job Memory Item Memory 1 Memory 5 Store...
  • Page 72: Deleting Stored Settings

    Deleting stored settings Follow the steps in this section to delete stored settings. For information on storing settings, see “Storing settings” on page 4-23. For information on applying stored settings, see “Selecting stored settings” on page 4-25. 1. Press the Memory button on the control panel. Memory button 2.
  • Page 73 3. Press OK to delete the memory, or press Cancel to return to the previous screen without deleting the memory. Delete Memory 2 ? Memory 5 Memory 1 Delete Detail Store Detail Memory 2 Delete Detail Memory 6 Store Detail Memory 3 Memory 7 Store...
  • Page 74 Chapter 5 Using Advanced Copy Modes Advanced Copy Mode Introduction ..... . . 5-2 Using the Join Pages Mode ....... 5-3 Setting the Binding Margin .
  • Page 75: Advanced Copy Mode Introduction

    Advanced Copy Mode Introduction The advanced copy modes enhance your output options when making multiple copies, or when copying bound documents like books. You can use the advanced copy modes to collate pages, copy two pages onto a single sheet, copy facing pages of a bound document onto two separate sheets, remove unwanted shadows from copies of bound documents, and set a binding margin.
  • Page 76: Using The Join Pages Mode

    Using the Join Pages Mode The Join Pages mode allows you to copy two pages onto one sheet of paper. Follow the instructions in this section. Note: ❏ This mode cannot be used with the Split Pages mode. ❏ When this mode is selected, you cannot change the zoom ratio or the paper source from the Ready to Copy screen.
  • Page 77 Note: If Join Pages Set appears instead of the Join Pages button, the Join Pages mode is already selected. Press Join Pages Set, then press the Set Up button and follow the instructions from step 2 below to change the settings. 2.
  • Page 78 4. Select the page layout that matches the page order of the original document. If the document page order is from left to right or from top to bottom, select the Odd -> Even setting. If the document page order is from right to left or from bottom to top, select the Even ->...
  • Page 79 5. Press OK. The Select Advanced Mode screen appears. 6. Place the first page of the document on the scanner and press the x start button. A progress meter appears on the touch screen while the page is being scanned, then instructions for scanning the next page of the document appear.
  • Page 80: Setting The Binding Margin

    Output Document Zoom Ratio Results Paper Size Size Ledger Ledger B -> HB Two pages of the original document are printed Legal LGL -> H-B onto one Ledger size sheet. Letter LT -> H-B Executive EXE -> H-B Letter Ledger B ->...
  • Page 81 1. Press the Margin button on the Select Advanced Mode screen. Select Advanced Mode Plain Magazine Join Pages Split Pages Remove Shadows Margin Margin button Collate Exit Note: If Margin Set appears instead of the Margin button, the Margin mode is already selected. Press Margin Set, then press the Set Up button and follow the instructions from step 2 below to change the settings.
  • Page 82 2. Select a position for the binding margin. The appearance of the Select Margin Position screen differs depending on whether the document is placed on the document table vertically or horizontally. Select Margin Position Plain Magazine Bottom Right Left Cancel Vertical Document Placement Select Margin Position Plain...
  • Page 83 3. Specify a total margin width between 0 mm and 30 mm. Press the + or - button to increase or decrease the width in 1 mm increments, or enter a value using the numeric key pad. Set Margin Plain Magazine Default 10 mm...
  • Page 84: Using The Split Pages Mode

    Using the Split Pages Mode The Split Pages mode allows you to copy two facing pages of a bound document onto separate sheets of paper, as shown below. Note: ❏ This mode cannot be used with the Join Pages mode. ❏...
  • Page 85 2. Press the Split Pages button on the Select Advanced Mode screen. Select Advanced Mode Plain Magazine Join Pages Split Pages Spilit Pages button Remove Shadows Margin Collate Exit Note: If Split Pages Set appears instead of the Split Pages button, the Split Pages mode is already selected.
  • Page 86: Select A Paper Source

    4. Select a paper source. Select Output Paper Plain Magazine Lower Cassette MP Tray Current Plain paper Change Cancel The size of each facing page of the original document will be automatically reduced or enlarged to fit onto the selected paper, as shown in the table below: Output Paper Document Size...
  • Page 87 5. Select the side on which the document is bound or folded. If the binding or fold is on the left when the document is closed, select Left Bound. If the binding or fold is on the right, select Right Bound. Select Bound Direction Plain Magazine...
  • Page 88: Using The Remove Shadows Mode

    Using the Remove Shadows Mode The Remove Shadows mode allows you to eliminate unwanted shadows from copies of documents that cannot be laid flat against the scanner glass. For example, you can use this feature to remove the shadows from the center and edges of a thick book, as shown below.
  • Page 89 1. Press the Remove Shadows button on the Select Advanced Mode screen. Select Advanced Mode Plain Magazine Join Pages Split Pages Remove Shadows Remove Shadows Margin button Collate Exit Note: If Remove Shadows Set appears instead of the Remove Shadows button, the Remove Shadows mode is already selected. Press Remove Shadows Set, then press the Set Up button and follow the instructions from step 2 below to change the settings.
  • Page 90 The appearance of this screen differs depending on whether the Paper setting specifies vertical or horizontal document placement on the document table. Make sure the Paper setting matches the actual document orientation on the document table. Select Erase Position Plain Magazine Center Frame...
  • Page 91 3. Specify a shadow width between 0 mm and 40 mm. Press the + or - button to increase or decrease the width in 1 mm increments, or enter a value using the numeric key pad. Set Erase Shadow Width Plain Magazine Default...
  • Page 92: Using The Collate Mode

    Using the Collate Mode The Collate Mode allows you to preserve the original page order when copying multiple-page documents. This mode is only available when the optional Hard Disk Drive is installed in the printer. See the printer’s Setup Guide for details on Hard Disk Drive installation.
  • Page 93 2. Press Collate ON to activate the Collate mode, or press Collate OFF to cancel this mode. Select Collate Function Plain Magazine Collate ON Collate OFF Cancel Note: ❏ If you want to cancel your settings, press Cancel. The Select Advanced Mode screen appears with the original settings preserved.
  • Page 94 Chapter 6 Using the Administrator Mode Checking Copy Station Status ......6-2 Making Administrator Mode Settings .
  • Page 95: Checking Copy Station Status

    Checking Copy Station Status The Administrator mode allows you to view and to print out the current status of the copy station, the printer, and the scanner. The status information includes the current state of all devices, the amount of paper loaded in the printer, and the amount of toner remaining in the printer’s toner cartridge.
  • Page 96: Making Administrator Mode Settings

    To print a status sheet, press the Print button. Status Display [ Main Unit ] AL-CCS 8500 Model: 01.00 Version: Idle Status: English Language: 01.00 Panel Version: [ Printer ] AL-C8500 Model: Idle Status: Exit Admin. Set Print Making Administrator Mode Settings The Administrator mode allows you to make a variety of background settings that affect the overall operation of the copy station.
  • Page 97: Key Tone

    The Select Administrator Items screen appears, from which you can make the settings and perform the operations described in this section. Select Administrator Items Key Tone Set Default Copy Job Standby Color Calibration Control Copy Unit Select Language Auto Feed Restore Defaults Copy Unit Restore Defaults...
  • Page 98: Auto Feed

    Auto Feed Auto Feed enables the printer to automatically switch to a different paper cassette when paper runs out during printing. When paper runs out in the selected paper source, the printer searches for the same size paper in the other paper sources in the following order: Cassette 1 ->...
  • Page 99: Color Calibration

    2. Press the Store button to make the current settings the copy station defaults. To view a list of the current settings, press Current. To return to the previous screen without storing the settings, press Exit. Set Defaults Copy Job Set defaults copy job parameters? Store Exit...
  • Page 100 2. Press Start Color Calibration. Color Calibration Menu Start Start Color Color Calibration Calibration button Restore Defaults Exit Note: If you want to reset the calibration settings to the factory defaults, press Restore Defaults, then press OK. The default settings are restored and the Color Calibration Menu screen appears.
  • Page 101 4. Place the color chart onto the document table with printed side facing down, as shown below. 5. Press the x start button on the control panel to begin calibration. The following screen appears during calibration. Color Calibration Load A4 size, fine paper in the MP Tray and press the Start button.
  • Page 102 6. When the following screen reappears, remove the first color chart from the scanner, make sure paper is loaded in the MP tray, and press the x start button to print the second color chart. Color Calibration Load A4 size, fine paper in the MP Tray and press the Start button.
  • Page 103: Select Language

    Select Language This option allows you to change the language used for the buttons and messages on the touch screen. 1. Press the Select Language button on the Select Administrator Items screen. Select Administrator Items Key Tone Set Default Copy Job Standy Color Calibration Control...
  • Page 104: Copy Unit Restore Defaults

    Note: ❏ If you press the Exit button, the Select Administrator Items screen appears with the original settings preserved. ❏ If no button is pressed for more than 30 seconds, any changes made are canceled and the Ready to Copy screen returns with the original settings preserved.
  • Page 105 2. Press the OK button to restore defaults and erase copy job memory. Press Cancel to return to the previous screen without restoring defaults. Copy Unit Restore Defaults Restore Defaults Erase Job Memory and Calibration Information Cancel 6-12 Using the Administrator Mode...
  • Page 106: Chapter 7 Maintenance And Transportation

    Chapter 7 Maintenance and Transportation Cleaning the Copy Station ....... . 7-2 Transporting the Copy Station .
  • Page 107: Cleaning The Copy Station

    Cleaning the Copy Station The copy station should be cleaned periodically to maintain top performance. Use a soft cloth to wipe away dirt on the copy station cabinet. To remove stubborn stains, soak the cloth in a mild detergent solution and wring it thoroughly before use. Then wipe with a soft, dry cloth.
  • Page 108 4. Turn the scanner’s transportation lock to the locked position using a coin or a similar object, as shown below. locked position 5. Disconnect and remove all cables, then remove the control panel from the cabinet. 6. Remove the scanner and the printer from the cabinet, and then disassemble the cabinet.
  • Page 109 Chapter 8 Troubleshooting Copying Problems ........8-2 Printing problems.
  • Page 110: Copying Problems

    If you experience problems with printing or with copy quality, see this section for solutions. Printing problems If any of the following problems occur when printing out copies, see the troubleshooting section of the EPSON AcuLaser C8500 Reference Guide for solutions. ❏ Paper jams. ❏ Multiple sheets are fed.
  • Page 111: The Edges Of A Document Are Not Copied

    The edges of a document are not copied Due to mechanical limitations, the printer cannot print within 4 mm of the edge of the paper. Because of this, a small portion of the image may be cut off when copying onto paper that is the same size as the original document.
  • Page 112: The Copy Is Too Light Or Too Dark

    The copy is too light or too dark Adjust the brightness setting on the touch screen, then try copying again. Copied colors differ from the original The copy system scanner interprets the colors of the original document as combinations of red (R), green (G), and blue (B). However, the printer represents these colors as combinations of cyan (C), magenta (M), yellow (Y), and black (K).
  • Page 113: Error Messages

    Error Messages Printer errors Printer error messages are displayed on both the copy station’s touch screen and on the printer’s LCD panel. On the touch screen, these messages are divided into two groups: Printer Alert messages and Printer Error messages. When an error occurs, find the error message in the tables below, then try the solutions provided.
  • Page 114 Touch Screen Printer LCD Panel Solution Message Message Printer Alert Check Paper The selected paper size is Type not loaded in any paper Paper Type Error source. Load the correct Press the Stop paper, or change the button paper size selection. Printing will then continue.
  • Page 115 Touch Screen Printer LCD Panel Solution Message Message Printer Alert Collate was The printer has insufficient disabled memory to collate the print Collate disabled job. Only one copy of the Press the Stop document will be printed. button Job will Continue Printer Alert XXXX Toner Low The toner cartridge of the...
  • Page 116 Error messages Touch Screen Printer LCD Panel Solution Message Message Printer Error Print Overrun The required time to process the print data exceeds the Printer Overrun print engine speed After Error because the current page Recovery is too complex. Press the Continue button on the Job will Continue printer to resume printing.
  • Page 117 Touch Screen Printer LCD Panel Solution Message Message Printer Error Write Error ROM Cannot write to the ROM module, or no module is ROM Module installed. After Error Press the y stop button and Recovery Write Error ROM P check the ROM module. If Press the Stop this error persists, contact button...
  • Page 118 Touch Screen Printer LCD Panel Solution Message Message Printer Error Invalid AUX I/F The installed interface card Card cannot be used with this Aux I/F Error printer. Restart System (1) Press the y stop button to stop the operation. (2) Turn off the printer power and remove the interface card.
  • Page 119 Touch Screen Printer LCD Panel Solution Message Message Printer Error Replace The photoconductor unit Photoconductr has reached the end of its Photoconductor service life. Turn off the Restart System printer power and replace the photoconductor with a new one. Printer Error Replace Waste T The waste toner collector is full.
  • Page 120 Touch Screen Printer LCD Panel Solution Message Message Printer Error Cover D Open The cover on the right side of the copy station is open. Cover D Open Close the cover to clear this After Error error. Printing will continue. Recovery Job will Continue Printer Error...
  • Page 121 Touch Screen Printer LCD Panel Solution Message Message Printer Error Jam F Paper is jammed at the cover on the left side of the Paper Jam F printer (unit F). Remove the After Error jammed paper. Recovery Job will Continue Printer Error Invalid HDD Turn off the power of the...
  • Page 122: Other Error Messages

    After Recovery When printing is finished, copying will Job will Continue continue. Printer Error The connected printer is not the EPSON AcuLaser C8500. The copy station can Model Error only be used with the EPSON AcuLaser After Error Recovery C8500.
  • Page 123: Scanner Errors

    Scanner errors Touch Screen Message Solution Scanner Error The scanner is not connected. Communication Error Make sure the scanner power is on, and check that the copy server and the After Error Recovery scanner are connected with a SCSI Press the Stop button cable.
  • Page 124 Touch Screen Message Solution Scanner Error A scanner other than the EPSON GT-10000+ or EPSON EXPRESSION 1640XL Model Error is connected to the copy station. After Error Recovery Confirm the scanner model, then press the y stop button and try copying Press the Stop button again.
  • Page 125 Calibration adjustment errors Display on the control panel Solution Calibration Error Calibration was not completed successfully. Calibration Failed Press the y stop button, then press the Press the Stop button Start Color Calibration button again. Calibration Error Calibration Failed After Error Recovery Press the Stop button Calibration Error Document (color chart) is not placed...
  • Page 126: Copy System Errors

    Copy system errors Display on the control panel Details and Solution System Error Restart System. Internal Error (1) Turn off the scanner and the printer. Restart (2) Wait for approximately three minutes, and then turn the devices back on. System (3) If the same message reappears, this System Error may indicate malfunctioning interface...
  • Page 127 Appendix A Technical Specifications Supported Printer and Scanner ......A-2 Printer Interface Board Specifications ..... . A-2 Scanner Interface Board Specifications.
  • Page 128: Supported Printer And Scanner

    Supported Printer and Scanner Printer: EPSON AcuLaser C8500 Scanner: EPSON GT-10000+ EPSON EXPRESSION 1640XL Printer Interface Board Specifications Rated voltage: DC 5 V± 5% Rated current: 1.8 A or less (including 1.0 A for the control panel) Scanner Interface Board Specifications Rated voltage: DC 5 V±...
  • Page 129: Emc Conformity

    EMC Conformity The copy station conforms to the following Directive(s) and Norm(s) EMC Directive 89/336/EEC EN55022 Class A EN50082-1 IEC 60801-2 IEC 60801-3 IEC 60801-4 FCC part 15 subpart B class B AS/NZS3548 Class A Control Panel Dimensions 625 mm (W) × 165 mm (D) × 37 mm (H) Environmental Conditions Temperature: Operation...
  • Page 130: Service Life

    Service Life 15,000 hours Control Panel LCD and touch screen with white CCFT backlight: 320 × 240 Display pixels 115.2 × 86.4 mm Display area 0.36 × 0.36 mm Pixel pitch 0.33 × 0.33 mm Display pixel size 8 × 6 matrix Touch screen Special key: Start, Stop, Reset, Color/Black, Face...
  • Page 131 Glossary bit/pixel The unit that indicates the number of bits allocated for a pixel. The larger the bit value, the more detail of a pixel will be reproduced. color calibration A method of adjusting the color image data for a particular type of device so that the reproduction results are as close as possible to the original colors.
  • Page 132 photoconductor unit A component of the printer that contains a photosensitive print drum. pixel Short for picture element. Each image is composed of a number of pixels. Pixels are also counted in units of dots. Monitor resolution is generally measured in pixels.
  • Page 133 Output trays, 3-7, 3-9 Document types, 4-12 Paper, 3-2, 3-4, 3-10 Paper sources, 3-5, 3-6, 3-17, 3-18 Parts, 1-2 EPSON Network Image Express, 1-8 EPSON special media, 3-2 Error messages, 8-5, 8-15, 8-18 Ready to Copy screen, 1-5 Remove Shadows, 5-15...
  • Page 134 Repacking, 7-2 Restoring default settings, 6-11 RGB, 4-17 Saturation, 4-20 Sensor control, 6-4 Split Pages, 5-11 Technical specifications, A-1 Technical support, B-2 Touch screen, 1-5 Transparencies, 3-17 Transparency Unit, 1-8 Transporting, 7-2 Troubleshooting, 8-2 Zoom, 4-5, 4-7 IN-2...
  • Page 135: Where To Find Information

    Where to Find Information Before using the EPSON AcuLaser Color Copy Station 8500, be sure to follow the instructions in the following manuals. EPSON AcuLaser Color Copy Station 8500 Setup Guide Explains how to assemble the copy station's components and test basic copying operation.