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Epson
SureColor
P5000
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Quick Reference

CPD-52922
Printed in U.S.A.

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  • Page 1: Quick Reference

    Epson SureColor P5000 ® ® Quick Reference CPD-52922 Printed in U.S.A.

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Contents Printer parts ............................2 Front ............................2 Top/Inside ..........................2 Rear/Spindle ..........................3 Control panel ..........................3 LCD screen ..........................4 Selecting media for your printer ......................4 Using roll paper ..........................5 Setting up automatic media tracking and identification .............. 5 Printing trim lines ........................

  • Page 3: Printer Parts

    Printer parts Printer parts Front Borderless maintenance tank Alert Front cover light Control panel Ink cartridge cover (left) Paper cassette Ink cartridge cover (right) Output Paper eject Front manual tray support feeder Top/Inside Spindle Roll paper Roll paper Edge Paper holders cover feeder...

  • Page 4: Rear/spindle

    Rear/Spindle Rear/Spindle Borderless printing spacer 3” core adapters Spindle Rear access unit Removable paper Fixed paper stop (black) stop (gray) Roll paper Airflow holder unit port vents connector Ethernet/ Status LAN port lights inlet Control panel Paper Ink check check light light Power light Pause/cancel...

  • Page 5: Lcd Screen

    One of the key elements for achieving professional quality prints is selecting paper that is specifically optimized for your printer. Epson offers a variety of canvas, fine art, photo and proofing papers, as well as other media, for your printer. Most Epson ®...

  • Page 6: Using Roll Paper

    Using roll paper Using roll paper You can use roll paper with a 2- or 3-inch core and a width of up to 17 inches (43 cm). Setting up automatic media tracking and identification Before you load roll paper in the printer, you can set up the automatic media tracking system. This prints a barcode on the edge of the paper that indicates the media type, roll length, and the alert setting when you press the button.

  • Page 7: Printing Trim Lines

    Printing trim lines Printing trim lines When is selected as the paper type in the control panel, you can print a trim line (page Roll Paper/No Cut line) between print jobs as a guide for manual cutting. Press the r button.

  • Page 8: Loading Roll Paper In The Printer

    Loading roll paper in the printer Loading roll paper in the printer Depending on the size of the roll paper core (2 inches or 3 inches), you may need to mount or remove the core adapter from the spindle. To perform borderless printing, you may need to install the spacer. See the online User’s Guide for more information and instructions.

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    Loading roll paper in the printer Open the roll paper cover. Wipe out any dust from inside the empty roll paper holder, if necessary. Place the roll paper in the printer as shown (the black end of the spindle goes on the left). Press the button on the control panel.

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    Loading roll paper in the printer Insert the leading edge of the roll paper into the roll paper feeder until the message on the LCD screen changes to “Press the button.” Press the button. The printer automatically feeds the paper to the printing position. Close the roll paper cover.

  • Page 11: Removing Roll Paper From The Printer

    Removing roll paper from the printer Slide out the output tray. Do not raise the paper stopper. If the paper stopper is raised while printing on roll paper, longer page lengths may not eject correctly. Removing roll paper from the printer Open the roll paper cover.

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    Removing roll paper from the printer Hold both ends of the spindle and lift it up from the spindle holder. Remove the black paper stop from the spindle as shown. Remove the roll paper from the spindle. Place the roll in its original package. Note: Roll paper should be stored on end or horizontally (if the packaging end-caps are installed).

  • Page 13: Using Cut Sheets

    Using cut sheets Using cut sheets You can print on many types of cut sheet paper and other media. The printer accepts sheets in widths from 8 inches (20 cm) to 17 inches (43 cm). You can leave roll paper in the printer when you print on cut sheets. How you load the paper depends on its type and thickness: If the media is of the same type and up to 0.27 mm thick, load paper in the paper cassette.

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    Loading cut sheets in the paper cassette Slide out the paper cassette, then pull it out. Slide the edge guides outward. Fan a stack of paper, then gently tap it on a flat surface to even the edges.

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    Loading cut sheets in the paper cassette Wipe any dust off of the paper cassette surfaces, if necessary. Load the paper with the printable side facedown and short edge first. Place the paper all the way back in the paper cassette and next to the right edge.

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    Loading cut sheets in the paper cassette Insert the paper cassette and push it firmly into the printer. Replace the output tray. Extend the output tray to fit your paper size.

  • Page 17: Loading Cut Sheets In The Rear Manual Feed

    Loading cut sheets in the rear manual feed Loading cut sheets in the rear manual feed You can load one sheet of paper at a time up to 0.79 mm thick in the rear feed. For available paper types, see the online User’s Guide. Make sure the paper source setting is selected for cut sheets.

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    Loading cut sheets in the rear manual feed Insert the paper into the rear feed, printable side faceup and aligned to the right edge guide, until it reaches the gray rollers firmly and evenly. Extend the output tray if necessary to support the sheet as it comes out of the printer. Press the d button on the control panel to feed the paper through the printer.

  • Page 19: Loading Thick Media In The Front Manual Feed

    Loading thick media in the front manual feed Loading thick media in the front manual feed You can load one sheet of thick paper or media between 0.8 mm and 1.5 mm thick in the front feed. For available paper types, see the online User’s Guide. Make sure the paper source setting is selected for cut sheets.

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    Loading thick media in the front manual feed Insert the paper and align its edge with the guide line on the output tray. Press the button to feed the paper through the printer. Extend the output tray to support the paper as it comes out of the printer. Do not raise the flap or paper may be ejected incorrectly.

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    Loading thick media in the front manual feed When printing is finished, the pressure roller holds the paper and you must eject it. Press the button to release the pressure roller, then pull out the paper. Press the button after removing the paper.

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    When you switch media, don’t forget to change the setting back to Standard If you’re printing on non-Epson media and not using the Epson driver, you may also need to create a custome paper configuration to optimize your results. This can be done from the printer’s control panel or...

  • Page 23: Printing

    Open a photo or document in a printing program, then select the print command in your application. Select your product as the Printer setting. Select your Epson product Click Show Details Select the Paper Size setting for the paper size and source you are using.

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    Printing on a Mac Select from the pop-up menu. Print Settings Note: In certain programs, you may need to select Advanced before you can select Printer Settings. For more information about print settings, click the button. Select the Media Type setting that matches the paper you loaded. Note: The ink type will change depending on the size and type of paper you select.

  • Page 25: Printing In Windows

    Printing in Windows Printing in Windows Open a photo or document in a printing program, and select the print option. Select your Epson product Click here to open your printer software Select your product, then click the button. Preferences Properties Note: If you see a Setup, Printer, or Options button, click it.

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    Printing in Windows For the Print Quality setting, select , or (available with certain media Speed Quality Max Quality types only), or select to display advanced settings. Quality Options Select one of the Mode settings. Choose the Source in which you loaded your paper. Select the Size setting for the paper you loaded.

  • Page 27: Maintaining Your Printer

    Maintaining your printer Maintaining your printer Follow the instructions in this section to perform basic maintenance on your printer. For detailed instructions, see the online User’s Guide. Managing dust Keeping your printer clean and free of dust will reduce the need for print head maintenance. Always use the paper cassette cover when printing cut sheets sized 13×19"...

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    * Standard and Designer Edition only ** Commercial Edition only Note: We recommend that you use genuine Epson cartridges and do not refill them. The use of other products may affect your print quality and could result in printer damage.

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    Replacing ink cartridges Before you start, make sure the printer is turned on. Note the color of the cartridge that is low or expended. Press the ink compartment cover to open it. Press in the low or expended cartridge you want to replace. The cartridge pops out. Remove the ink cartridge from the printer.

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    Replacing ink cartridges Make sure you have the correct color for the replacement cartridge and remove it from its package. Gently shake the cartridge for about 15 seconds before installing it. Do not touch the green chip on the cartridge. Hold the cartridge with the arrow pointing toward the printer.

  • Page 31: Printing Status Information

    Printing status information Close the ink compartment cover. Wait for the printer to check the ink cartridges and charge the ink delivery system. Caution: Never turn off the printer while ink is charging or you’ll waste ink. Printing status information The status check sheet shows some of the current default settings, the page count, and the status of the maintenance tanks.

  • Page 32: Checking Printer Status From The Printer Driver

    Checking printer status from the printer driver The Epson Status Monitor utility installed with your printer driver lets you check the levels of ink in the printer and the level of the maintenance tank(s). Follow the steps below to use the utility to check the status.

  • Page 33: Checking And Cleaning The Print Head

    Checking and cleaning the print head Checking and cleaning the print head If your printed image shows a color shift or horizontal lines, you should check the print head to see if any nozzles are clogged or deflected. If necessary, you can run a cleaning cycle to clear the nozzles. You can also turn on Auto Nozzle Check from the printer’s control panel.

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    Checking and cleaning the print head Checking the print head nozzles using the control panel Printless nozzle check You can check the status of the nozzles and determine if any of them are clogged from the control panel. If clogged nozzles are detected, you can also clean them automatically from the control panel. Press the button.

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    Checking and cleaning the print head If any dots or segments are missing or deflected, as shown below, run a cleaning cycle as described • on page 35. Then print another nozzle check pattern to make sure the nozzles are clean. Checking the print head nozzles using a computer Follow these steps to use your printer software to check the print head nozzles and clean them if necessary: Make sure paper is loaded in the printer.

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    Caution: Don’t run a cleaning cycle while thick media is loaded in the printer. Running cleaning cycles You can run several types of cleaning cycles from the control panel (or from the Epson LFP Remote Panel 2): normal cleaning, heavy cleaning, and powerful cleaning.

  • Page 37: Aligning The Print Head

    If you haven’t already done so, run a nozzle check before aligning the print head (page 33). Make sure the printer is loaded with Epson Doubleweight Matte paper, Epson Enhanced Matte paper, or Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster.

  • Page 38: Ordering Supplies And Optional Accessories

    Additional two-year Epson Preferred Plus service plan EPP49B2 You can purchase optional equipment and genuine Epson ink and media from an Epson Professional Imaging Authorized Reseller. To find the nearest reseller or to purchase online, visit www.proimaging.epson.com (U.S.) or www.proimaging.epson.ca (Canada). Or call 800-GO-EPSON...

  • Page 39: Where To Get Help

    FAQs and troubleshooting advice, or e-mail Epson with your questions. EPSON, SpectroProofer, UltraChrome HDX, and SureColor are registered trademarks, and EPSON Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. Epson Preferred is a service mark of Epson America, Inc.

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