Epson Artisan 800 Basic Manual

Epson Artisan 800 Basic Manual

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  • Page 1 Artisan 800 Series ™ Basics Guide...
  • Page 2: Copyright Notice

    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 equipment.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Using the Control Panel ....... . 5 Using the Touch Panel ........5 Loading Paper .
  • Page 4 Checking the Ink Cartridge Status ......57 Purchasing Epson Ink Cartridges ......58 Replacing Ink Cartridges .
  • Page 5: Using The Control Panel

    To avoid damaging the Artisan 800 Series, make sure you press the Unlock button to lower the control panel. Don’t try to push it down. Using the Touch Panel The touch panel makes it easy to use all the creative features of your Artisan 800 Series. Blue status light Caution: Press the touch panel gently with the tip of your finger;...
  • Page 6 To save energy, the touch panel goes dark after 13 minutes of inactivity. Touch the screen to wake it up. ■ The blue status light at the bottom of the panel flashes when the Artisan 800 Series is printing or performing routine maintenance. Note: If the blue status light flashes rapidly, check the Artisan 800 Series for error messages.
  • Page 7: Loading Paper

    Loading Paper Your Artisan 800 Series has two paper trays. The main tray is for letter-size, legal- size, A4, or 8 10-inch paper. You can load up to 120 sheets of letter-size or A4 × plain paper in the main tray. When extended, the tray can hold up to 50 legal-size sheets.
  • Page 8 3. Slide the left edge guide against the paper. 4. Adjust the front edge guide to your paper size. 5. Lower the photo tray. Loading Paper Make sure the paper stack fits under the edge guide...
  • Page 9 6. To load paper in the photo tray, squeeze the edge guides and slide them out. Then insert photo paper with the glossy or printable side face-down. 7. Slide the left edge guide against the paper. Then adjust the front edge guide to your paper size.
  • Page 10: Using Special Papers

    Epson Information Center. Using Special Papers Epson offers a wide array of high quality papers, making it easy to maximize the impact of your photos, presentations, and creative projects. You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper at Epson Supplies Central (U.S.
  • Page 11 Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte Double-sided Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte Epson Photo Quality Self- adhesive Sheets Epson Iron-on Cool Peel Transfer Paper Size Borderless 4 × 6 inches Borderless 5 × 7 inches Borderless 8 × 10 inches Letter (8.5 ×...
  • Page 12: Placing Originals For Copying, Scanning, Or Faxing

    Placing Originals for Copying, Scanning, or Faxing Before you copy, scan, or fax, place your documents or photos on the scanner glass (see below) or in the Automatic Document Feeder (see page 13). Using the Scanner Glass You can place one or two photos or a document up to letter-size (or A4) on the scanner glass to make color or black and white copies.
  • Page 13: Using The Automatic Document Feeder

    Using the Automatic Document Feeder You can place up to 30 letter-size (or A4) sheets or 10 legal-size sheets in the Automatic Document Feeder. 1. Open the Automatic Document Feeder paper support, and then move the edge guide outward. 2. Fan the originals, then tap them on a flat surface to even the edges. 3.
  • Page 14: Copying A Document Or Photo

    ■ “Restoring, Cropping, or Copying Photos” on page 15 Copying a Document 1. Place your original(s) for copying (see page 12). 2. Load letter-size plain paper, Epson Bright White Paper, or Epson Presentation Paper Matte. 3. Press the Home . You see this screen.
  • Page 15: Restoring, Cropping, Or Copying Photos

    (5 mm) apart. 2. Load 4 × 6-inch or 5 × 7-inch paper in the photo tray or 8 × 10-inch or letter- size Epson photo paper in the main tray. Load it printable side face-down. 3. Press the button, if necessary, and select Home .
  • Page 16 6. When you see this screen, press your photos. 7. When you see a message asking you to select the number of copies, press 8. To print more than 1 copy, press the number (up to 99). 9. If you placed two photos on the scanner glass, press one and select the number of copies.
  • Page 17 For this paper type Epson Premium Photo Paper Glossy Epson Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy Epson Photo Paper Glossy Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte * Available only for standard copying (see page 14).
  • Page 18: Faxing A Document Or Photo

    Artisan 800 Series. Note: If you’re connecting the Artisan 800 Series to a DSL phone line, you must plug a DSL filter into the wall jack or you won’t be able to use the fax or telephone equipment as described below. Contact your DSL provider for the necessary filter.
  • Page 19: Setting Up Fax Features

    Your phone or answering machine must be connected to the EXT. port (not to a wall jack) for the Artisan 800 Series to detect incoming fax calls properly. It’s a good idea to set the Artisan 800 Series to pick up calls after your answering machine; to adjust the...
  • Page 20: Entering Fax Header Information

    Note: If you leave the Artisan 800 Series unplugged for a long period of time, the date and time settings may not be retained. See the on-screen Epson Information Center for instructions on setting the date and time.
  • Page 21: Using The Keypad To Enter Numbers And Characters

    Select Scan and Print Settings Use these settings to adjust the image quality of incoming and outgoing faxes, select the paper size loaded in your Artisan 800 Series, select the size at which faxes are printed, and select when you want printed reports.
  • Page 22 You can also set up group dial lists to send the same fax message to multiple recipients (see the on-screen Epson Information Center for details). The Artisan 800 Series lets you create up to 60 combined speed dial and group dial entries, add names to identify the recipients, and print a list for easy reference (see page 23).
  • Page 23: Sending A Fax

    Printing Your Speed Dial List To print your speed dial or group dial list, follow these steps: 1. Press the button, if necessary, and select Home 2. Press x , then press Menu Report 3. Select Speed Dial List 4. Make sure letter-size or A4 paper is loaded, then press to begin printing the list.
  • Page 24 If you don’t need to fax another page, press Note: If the fax number is busy, you see a redialing message and the Artisan 800 Series redials after one minute. To redial immediately, press Redial. Other Ways to Dial a Fax Number...
  • Page 25: Receiving Faxes

    Answer enabled. To change the answer mode, press the Note: To change the number of rings after which the Artisan 800 Series answers, press the Home button, select Setup, select Fax Setting, select Communication, and select Rings to Answer. Manually Receive a Fax To receive a fax manually, press the feature (and the light).
  • Page 26: Printing From Your Camera's Memory Card

    Printing From Your Camera’s Memory Card The Artisan 800 Series lets you print photos from your digital camera’s memory card, or by connecting your camera directly and using its DPOF can also print photos stored on a USB drive. See these sections: ■...
  • Page 27: Removing Your Card

    1. Make sure the memory card access light is not flashing. Caution: Do not remove the card or turn off the Artisan 800 Series while the memory card access light is flashing, or you may lose data on the card.
  • Page 28: Inserting A Usb Drive

    Inserting a USB Drive You can print from an external storage device connected to the Artisan 800 Series, such as a USB flash drive or CD burner. Note: Epson cannot guarantee the compatibility of any drives. You may not be able to print photos from the storage device if they were saved to the device using a product other than the Artisan 800 Series.
  • Page 29: Selecting And Printing Photos

    Selecting and Printing Photos 1. Load Epson photo paper. See page 10 for a list. 2. Press the button, if necessary, and select Home Photos 3. Select View and Print Photos 4. Press to move through your photos and display one you want to print.
  • Page 30 Paper Type loaded: For this paper type Epson Premium Photo Paper Glossy Epson Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy Epson Photo Paper Glossy Plain paper Epson Bright White Paper Epson Presentation Paper Matte Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte 11.
  • Page 31: Printing Layout Sheets

    Printing Layout Sheets You can print the same photo or multiple photos on a single sheet of paper using the Artisan 800 Series templates. 1. Press the button, if necessary, and select Home 2. Press and select 3. Press and select one of the layout settings shown on the screen.
  • Page 32 11. When you’re ready to print, press x To cancel printing, press y Printing From Your Camera’s Memory Card to let the Artisan 800 Series place images in the Place photos manually to change any of the settings displayed on the screen. Select...
  • Page 33: Printing From A Camera

    2. Connect the USB cable that came with your camera to the connector on the front of your Artisan 800 Series. 3. Turn on your camera. You see a connection message on the Artisan 800 Series display screen. 4. Load Epson photo paper (see page 7).
  • Page 34 7. Select the following settings (see the on-screen Epson Information Center for details): ■ Print Settings ■ Photo Adjustments When you’re done selecting settings, press 8. Follow the instructions that came with your camera to select and print your photos.
  • Page 35: Printing Special Projects

    “Printing CDs and DVDs” on page 39 Printing Coloring Book Pages Your Artisan 800 Series can turn any photo or drawing into a coloring book page. 1. Load letter- or A4-size plain paper, Epson Presentation Paper Matte, or Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte.
  • Page 36 4. Open the document cover. Place a photo or drawing face-down on the glass, in the back left corner, and press 5. Select the type of photo or drawing you are using: 6. Select the paper size and type: 7. When you’re ready to print, press x Cancel Printing Special Projects .
  • Page 37: Printing Lined Paper And Graph Paper

    Printing Lined Paper and Graph Paper You can have the Artisan 800 Series print lined paper or graph paper whenever you need it. 1. Load plain letter- or A4-size paper. 2. Press the button, if necessary. Home 3. Press and select 4.
  • Page 38 5. Press and select one of the for the size paper you loaded in the printer. 6. When you see this screen, press You see a preview of how your stationery will look with a photo in the background. 7. To rotate the layout, press 8.
  • Page 39: Printing Cds And Dvds

    Cancel Printing CDs and DVDs You can use your Artisan 800 Series to print a design right onto ink jet-printable CDs and DVDs. Follow these steps to transfer one or more photos from a memory card or USB drive onto your CD/DVD.
  • Page 40 8. Press when you’re done selecting photos. You see this screen: 9. If necessary, adjust the inner and outer diameter of your CD as shown on the screen, then press 10. If desired, select instructions to print a test on plain paper. 11.
  • Page 41 Do not try to pull the CD/DVD tray out; it extends automatically as far as possible. 14. Press the CD Tray Caution: Do not turn the Artisan 800 Series off with a CD or DVD loaded in it. Always remove the disc first. 15. Press x to change any of these settings: Menu ■...
  • Page 42 16. When you see this screen, press to begin printing. x Start 17. After your CD/DVD is printed, the tray extends from the Artisan 800 Series. Remove your disc. 18. Press the button to put away the CD/DVD tray. CD Tray 19.
  • Page 43: Printing From Your Computer

    Artisan 800 Series to your computer as described on the Start Here sheet. Tip: It’s a good idea to check for updates to your Artisan 800 Series software. See page 61 for instructions. You can also create personalized photo greeting cards, calendars, and more using ®...
  • Page 44 7. If you want to reduce or enlarge your printout, or print double-sided (see page 50), click the 8. For more printing options, click the Note: For more information about print settings, click Help or see your on-screen Epson Information Center. 9. Click to save your settings.
  • Page 45: Printing With A Macintosh

    2. Open the menu and select File 3. Select EPSON Artisan 800 4. Click to expand the Print window, if necessary. ® operating system. Print as the setting. Printer Select EPSON Artisan 800 Printing With a Macintosh Cancel printing Click to expand...
  • Page 46 Print Settings settings: 7. Choose any other printing options you may need from the pop-up menu. See the on-screen Epson Information Center for details. Note: To reduce or remove red-eye effects in photos, choose Extension Settings from the pop-up menu and select Fix Red-Eye.
  • Page 47 For borderless photos, choose a your paper size. 3. Click to close the Page Setup window. icon in the dock. Select your print Select Artisan 800 Select your Paper Size Select your document or image orientation option in the Paper Size list for...
  • Page 48 Advanced Note: For more information on advanced settings click 7. Choose any other printing options you may need from the pop-up menu. See the on-screen Epson Information Center for details. 8. Click Print Printing From Your Computer from the pop-up menu, and select the following print button to change additional settings.
  • Page 49: Selecting The Correct Paper Type

    Selecting the Correct Paper Type Select the correct (see page 44) or Type in your printer software. This tells the Artisan 800 Series what kind of paper you’re using, so the ink coverage can be adjusted accordingly. For this paper/media Plain paper...
  • Page 50: Two-Sided Printing

    Two-sided Printing If you have the optional auto duplexer, you can print on both sides of the page automatically. To purchase the auto duplexer from Epson, see page 65. With Windows, you can configure the printer software and perform two-sided printing even if you don’t have the auto duplexer.
  • Page 51: Mac Os X

    If you see a message indicating that the auto duplexer is not installed, open EPSON Printer Utility3 (in the Applications folder on your hard drive), select Artisan 800 Series, click OK, click the Printer and Option Information button, and click OK again. Then close and reopen the print window.
  • Page 52: Scanning A Document Or Photo

    Scanning a Document or Photo You can use your Artisan 800 Series to scan original documents and photos and save them as digital files on your computer. You can also turn scanned documents into editable/searchable text using ABBYY FineReader ®...
  • Page 53 4. Epson Scan opens in Office Mode the first time you use it. (You can change the scan mode using the Mode selector in the upper right corner.) Note: You cannot use Home mode to scan with the Automatic Document Feeder.
  • Page 54: Scanning Multiple Pages

    Windows Explorer or Macintosh Finder. Note: Depending on the file format you select, Epson Scan may create one file containing all of the pages in your document or create one file for each page of your document. For more information, see the on-screen Epson Information Center.
  • Page 55: Maintaining Your All-In-One

    Maintaining Your All-in-One Follow the steps here to check and clean the print head, and replace ink cartridges. To align the print head, if necessary, see the on-screen Epson Information Center. Checking the Print Head Nozzles If your printouts are faint or have gaps in them, the print head nozzles may be clogged.
  • Page 56: Cleaning The Print Head

    Artisan 800 Series turned on and wait at least six hours to let any dried ink soften. Then try printing again. If you do not use your Artisan 800 Series often, it is a good idea to print a few pages at least once a month to maintain good print quality.
  • Page 57: Checking The Ink Cartridge Status

    Checking the Ink Cartridge Status Your Artisan 800 Series will let you know when an ink cartridge is low or expended by displaying a message on its display screen or your computer. You cannot print or copy when an ink cartridge is expended even if the other cartridges are not expended (but you can still scan, fax, and view photos).
  • Page 58: Purchasing Epson Ink Cartridges

    Note: High Capacity color ink cartridges are available online only. 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. Yields vary considerably based on images printed, print settings, paper type, frequency of use, and temperature.
  • Page 59: Replacing Ink Cartridges

    If you remove a low or expended cartridge, you cannot reinstall and use it. 1. Turn on the Artisan 800 Series. If a cartridge is low or expended, you see a message on the display screen.
  • Page 60 4. Remove the cartridge from the package. Do not touch the green chip on the side. 5. Remove the yellow tape from the bottom of the cartridge. Caution: Do not remove any other labels or seals, or ink will leak. 6.
  • Page 61: Solving Problems

    Epson Information Center for more detailed help. Checking for Software Updates Periodically, it’s a good idea to check Epson’s support website for free updates to your Artisan 800 Series software. Open your on-screen Epson Information Center and select or visit Epson’s support website at Latest Software (U.S.) or (Canada).
  • Page 62: Problems And Solutions

    Problems and Solutions Check the solutions below if you’re having trouble using your Artisan 800 Series. Note: If the screen is dark, press the touch panel to wake the printer from sleep mode. Printing and Copying Problems ■ Make sure your paper is loaded printable side down (usually the whiter, brighter, or glossy side).
  • Page 63: Paper Feeding Problems

    Caution: To prevent damage, avoid handling parts inside the printer. 2. Pull back on the tabs to remove the cover inside the Artisan 800 Series. Then remove the paper as shown, including any torn pieces. 3. Reattach the cover and close the scanner.
  • Page 64: Faxing Problems

    , then select Fax Setting (Error Correction Mode) settings. ■ If the Artisan 800 Series is connected to a DSL phone line, you must have a DSL filter connected to the phone jack. Contact your DSL provider for the necessary filter. ■...
  • Page 65: Where To Get Help

    Before you call Epson for support, please have the following information ready: ■ Product name (Artisan 800 Series) ■ Product serial number (on the back of the Artisan 800 Series or under the scanner unit) ■ Proof of purchase (such as a store receipt) and date of purchase ■...
  • Page 66: Notices

    Notices Important Safety Instructions Before using your all-in-one, read and follow these safety instructions: ■ Be sure to follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product. ■ Use only the type of power source indicated on the product label. ■...
  • Page 67: Lcd Screen Safety

    ■ If the LCD screen is damaged, contact Epson. If the liquid crystal solution gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If the liquid crystal solution gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. If discomfort or vision problems remain after a thorough flushing, see a doctor immediately.
  • Page 68: Telephone Equipment Safety Instructions

    If service is needed, Epson will, at its option, exchange or repair the printer without charge for parts or labor. If Epson authorizes an exchange for the defective unit, Epson will ship a replacement printer to you, freight prepaid, so long as you use an address in Canada or the U.S.
  • Page 69 Epson or its authorized service center, where the printer will be repaired and sent back to you. You are responsible for packing the printer and for all costs to and from the Epson authorized service center. When warranty service involves the exchange of the printer or a part, the item replaced becomes Epson property.
  • Page 70: Declaration Of Conformity

    To find the Epson Authorized Reseller nearest you, visit our website at: To find the Epson Customer Care Center nearest you, visit
  • Page 71: Fcc Compliance Statement

    This product is not intended to be repaired. If you experience trouble with this equipment, please contact: Name: Epson America, Inc. Address: 3840 Kilroy Airport Way, Long Beach, CA 90806 U.S.A. Telephone: (562) 981-3840...
  • Page 72 A plug and jack used to connect this equipment to the premises wiring and telephone network must comply with the applicable FCC Part 68 rules and requirements adopted by the ACTA. A compliant telephone cord and modular plug is provided with this product. It is designed to be connected to a compatible modular jack that is also compliant.
  • Page 73: For Canadian Users

    WARNING The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this equipment will invalidate the FCC Certification of this device and may cause interference levels which exceed the limits established by the FCC for this equipment. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain and use a shielded equipment interface cable with this device.
  • Page 74: Index

    Index ABBYY FineReader software, 52, 65 Accessories, purchasing, 65 ADF, see Automatic Document Feeder Adjusting color in photos, 30 Aligning print head, 55 ArcSoft Print Creations software, 43, 65 Auto Answer button, 25 Auto Correction for photos, 29 to 30 Auto Reduction setting, faxing, 22 Automatic Document Feeder capacity, 13, 62...
  • Page 75 57 papers, 10 to 11 purchasing from, 65 warranty, 68 to 70 Epson Print CD software, 39 Epson Scan software, 52 to 54 Faded photos, restoring, 15, 17 Faxing ADF, using, 13, 23 to 24 auto answer, 25...
  • Page 76 Ink cartridges checking status, 57 offers from Epson, 57 part numbers, 58 purchasing, 58, 65 replacing, 59 to 60 safety, 67 to 68 storage, 58 Ink drying time, see Drying time of ink Ink levels, 57 Inserting memory card, 26 to 27...
  • Page 77 Paper jams, 62 to 63 loading, 7 to 10 loading capacity, 7 purchasing, 10, 65 types, 10 to 11, 49 Paper Size setting, faxing, 21 Paper type setting, 49 Personalized note paper, 37 to 39 Phone line, connecting, 18 to 19 Phone number in fax header, 20 Photo greeting cards, 43 Photo paper...
  • Page 78 67 Scanner Automatic Document Feeder, 13 cleaning, 64 document glass, 12 software updates, 61 Scanning Epson Scan software, 52 to 54 file format, 53, 54 modes, 52, 53 multiple pages, 54 OCR software, 52, 65 placing documents, 12 resolution, 54...
  • Page 79 Unlock button, 5 USB drive, inserting, 28 View Auto Correct setting, 29 Warranty, 68 to 70 Windows monitoring print job, 45 printing from, 43 to 45, 50 to 51 shortcut settings, 44 two-sided printing, 50 to 51 Index...

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