Epson Stylus Color 1520 User Manual

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    User’s Guide Printed on recycled paper with at least 10% post-consumer content.

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    General Notice: Other product names used herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. disclaims any and all rights in those marks. EPSON The E emblem does not represent EPA endorsement of any product or service. NERGY Copyright © 1997 by Epson America, Inc. 4007159 5/97...

  • Page 3: Fcc Compliance Statement, For United States Users

    This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television reception.

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    edge guides (manual feeder) paper release lever optional interface slot parallel interface serial interface edge guides (sheet feeder) manual feeder center support AC inlet or power cord connection -xvi output tray control panel paper support rear edge guide tractor feeder...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Accessing Help from Windows 95 Accessing Help from Windows 3.1 Accessing Help from Windows NT 4.0 Accessing Help from Windows NT 3.51 Accessing Help from Macintosh Applications What To Do When the Printer Lights Come On Contents 1-11 1-11 1-12...

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Contents Custom Printing Using Predefined Advanced Settings Customizing Print Quality and Special Effects Customizing Color Settings Using ColorSync on the Macintosh Saving Custom Settings Deleting Custom Settings Redefining Custom Settings Printing on Special Media Using Special Media Types Media Loading and Software Setting Guidelines Additional Media Loading Guidelines Printing on Single Sheets Loading Paper in the Built-in Sheet Feeder...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Using the Spool Manager Using the Status Monitor Managing Print Jobs with Windows NT Managing Print Jobs on a Macintosh Using EPSON Monitor2 Using the Macintosh Status Monitor Network Printing on a PC Connecting to the Printer on Windows NT 4.0 Systems Connecting to the Printer on Windows NT 3.51...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Contents Using Printer Commands ESC/P 2 Control Codes IBM XL24E Emulation Control Codes Maintenance and Transportation Cleaning the Print Heads Using the Head Cleaning Utility Using the Control Panel Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern Replacing an Ink Cartridge Removing and Installing an Ink Cartridge...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Using Optional Interfaces Using Macintosh Interface Boards Using the PC Serial Interface Board Installing Optional Interfaces Using EPSON Plot! Installing EPSON Plot! Printing with EPSON Plot! Specifications Printing Paper Ink Cartridges Mechanical Electrical Environmental Safety Approvals Interfaces Glossary Index Contents...

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    EPSON through printer operations in real time. With standard parallel and high-speed serial ports and optional network connectivity, setting up your printer is fast and easy. ’s specially formulated, quick-drying ink and wide EPSON variety of ink jet media give you the best quality output and offer the most flexibility for getting the results you want.

  • Page 11: Pc System Requirements, Macintosh System Requirements

    Introduction PC System Requirements To use your printer and its software with a PC, your system should have: ® An IBM compatible PC with at least a 386/25 MHz or faster processor (486/25 MHz or faster for Windows NT) DOS, Windows 95, Windows 3.1x, Windows for Workgroups 3.11, Windows NT...

  • Page 12: How To Use Your Manuals

    For Macintosh network interface options and the additional system requirements they may have, see Appendix A. How To Use Your Manuals To set up your printer and install your printer software, see the Quick Setup . This User’s Guide contains the following...

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    EPSON or HPGL/2 plotter files on your printer. Appendix C, “Specifications,” provides the technical details on your printer, ink cartridges, and EPSON media. A Glossary and an Index included at the end of the book. Warnings, Cautions, Notes, and Tips You’ll find this information throughout your manual:...

  • Page 14: Where To Get Help, Electronic Support Services

    Advice at (800) 442-2110. You can purchase ink cartridges, paper, manuals, accessories, and parts from ccessories at (800) 873-7766 (U.S. EPSON A sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral. If you need help using software with an the documentation for that program for technical support information.

  • Page 15: World Wide Web

    FaxAdvice. EPSON Forum on CompuServe ® Members of CompuServe can type prompt to reach CompuServe’s Epson America Forum. As an owner of an product, you are eligible for a free EPSON introductory CompuServe membership, which entitles you to an introductory credit and your own user ID and password.

  • Page 16: Important Safety Instructions

    Turn off and unplug the printer before cleaning. Clean with a damp cloth only. Do not spill liquid on the printer. Do not place the printer on an unstable surface or near a radiator or heating vent.

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    Avoid using outlets on the same circuit as photocopiers or air control systems that regularly switch on and off. Place the printer near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged. Placez l’imprimante près d’une prise de contacte où la fiche peut être débranchée facilement.

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    If you use a printer stand, make sure it keeps the printer level and can hold up to 66 lb (30 kg). Secure the printer cables to a leg on the stand so they don’t interfere with paper feeding.

  • Page 19: Printing From Windows

    It’s easy to print all your color and monochrome (black ink) documents with your EPSON S have to set up your printer and install the software following the instructions in the Quick Setup booklet. Then read this chapter to find out about the following:...

  • Page 20: Setting Printer Options From Windows Applications

    This section describes the options you’ll need to set for all your everyday printouts. See Chapter 2 for information about advanced settings for special print jobs. Follow these steps to check printer settings from your word processor or other Windows software: 1. Choose...

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    For the best printing at any resolution, always use EPSON media. 3. If you don’t see the dialog box shown in step 2, click the tab. Main 4. Make sure the Mode option is set to...

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    Cancel button at the bottom of the menu at any time. The default Paper Source is built-in sheet feeder at the front of your printer. (For instructions on printing with other feeders, see Chapter 3.) 9. Choose the Paper Size options, orientation, and printable area.

  • Page 23: Setting Default Printer Options

    If you want to adjust the default settings for all your Windows applications, you can access the printer software through the Windows 95 or NT printer properties, or the Windows 3.1 Control Panel. Make sure all your software applications are closed before you start.

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    Start Settings 2. Click the tylus EPSON S 3. Open the File menu and select see the Main printer settings dialog box. 4. Change the settings as described on page 1-2 and click Any changes you make become the default settings for all your applications and documents.

  • Page 25: Checking Printer Status

    This dialog box shows the progress of your print job and the status of your printer. If you run out of paper, for example, the Despooler warns you. You can use the buttons to cancel, pause, or restart your print job, if necessary.

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    Checking Printer Status with Windows NT With Windows NT 4.0 servers and workstations, the messenger service alerts you to printer errors or lets you know when a print job is finished. If you have appropriate network access privileges or you’re controlling printing from the server, you can also cancel, pause, or restart print jobs and set the sharing, security, scheduling, and port options.

  • Page 27: Printing From A Macintosh

    3. First choose your paper feeding source. The default Paper Source is Auto Sheet Feeder at the front of your printer. (For instructions on printing with the other feeders, see Chapter 3.) 4. After selecting your paper source, choose the setting, orientation, reduction or enlargement, and printable area.

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    7. Choose the number of copies and indicate which pages you want to print. 8. Make sure the Mode option is set to printer software can determine the best settings according to the Media Type easiest way to get good printing results for all kinds of documents, on all types of paper.

  • Page 29: Using Online Help, Accessing Help From Windows Applications

    Print If you chose background printing when you set up your printer, you can continue working while your document is printing. See “Using EPSON Monitor2” in Chapter 4. Using Online Help For complete information about using the printer software, you can easily access online help any time.

  • Page 30: Accessing Help From Windows 95, Accessing Help From Windows 3.1

    “Quick Guide to Using Help.” Accessing Help from Windows NT 3.51 Double-click the Control Panel double-click the icon. Select the Printers printer window, then open the Printer menu and 1520 COLOR select . Click Properties Details the printer software dialog box, click the instructions on using help, read the online “Quick Guide to...

  • Page 31: What To Do When The Printer Lights Come On

    3-6), and then press the the light. If the turn it off. When the off the printer and gently pull out all jammed paper. Reload the paper, then press the light. If the it off. (See Chapter 7 for more information.) light is on when the printer is on.

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    Pause cleaning the print heads, or performing another operation. See Chapter 6 for details. If you need to reset the printer’s memory, hold down the button for 5 seconds. Pause When the light comes on, the printer’s cover is Cover Open open and printing is paused.

  • Page 33: Using Predefined Advanced Settings

    Saving custom settings Using Predefined Advanced Settings Predefined settings provide an easy way to fine-tune your printer’s operation for special projects. Follow these steps to print with predefined settings: 1. Create your document, image, or project in your application software.

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    When you use advanced settings, the Quality/Speed slider disappears. 2. Access the Main printer settings dialog box as described on page 1-2 (Windows) or page 1-9 (Macintosh). You see one of the following dialog boxes: Click Advanced, then click here...

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    Note: Always choose your Ink setting before you select a project setting from the Customs Settings list. Selecting Video/Digital Camera, ICM, or ColorSync automatically sets the Ink option to Color. Note: See Chapter 3 for information about using special media. 4.

  • Page 36: Customizing Print Quality And Special Effects

    Follow these steps: 1. Create your document, image, or project in your application software. 2. Access the Main printer settings dialog box as described on page 1-2 (Windows) or page 1-9 (Macintosh). 3. Click and then click...

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    Some of these options are automatically set or disabled by other settings you choose Note: The Print Quality is selected automatically depending on the current Media Type. If you choose a Print Quality setting that is not appropriate for your media, the driver changes the Media Type setting.

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    Custom Printing Note: In Automatic mode, the Halftoning setting is selected based on the data in your print job. In Advanced mode, Halftoning is preselected for each document type setting. The No Halftoning option is available only when you select Black as the Ink setting.

  • Page 39: Customizing Color Settings

    9. If you’re ready to print, click want to adjust your printer’s color settings, see the next section. 10. Click if you want to save your custom Save Settings settings as a group that you can reuse for special projects.

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    Custom Printing Windows (ICM is available only for Windows 95) Follow these steps to customize your color settings: 1. Access the More Settings dialog box as described on page 2-4. The color settings appear on the right side of the dialog box, as shown: Click to set Color Adjustment Mode Drag sliders to...

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    No Color Adjustment Macintosh only) With Windows NT 4.0, disables the color adjustment features of the printer software so you can adjust colors using your application. On a Macintosh, choose this mode only if you’re using ColorSync. 3. If you want to change individual color characteristics, use the scroll bars to increase (drag right) or decrease (drag left) the settings listed below.

  • Page 42: Using Colorsync On The Macintosh

    EPSON S accurate color matching. First you set your monitor’s profile. Then you can use your printer software to specify the exact method of “gamut mapping” (color matching) you want to use. Follow these steps: 1. Open ColorSync System Profile on the Apple menu.

  • Page 43: Saving Custom Settings

    EPSON Standard 9. Choose one of the following options for Perceptual For printing photographs. Adjusts the colors displayed on the monitor so they fit within the printer’s gamut, but maintains the relationships between colors. Saturation For printing graphics-intensive documents like presentation pages with charts and graphs.

  • Page 44: Deleting Custom Settings

    3. Type a unique name for your settings (up to 16 characters) and click the button. Save The name you choose is now available on the Main printer settings dialog box when you click Custom Settings Deleting Custom Settings If you no longer need a customized setting, follow these steps to delete it: 1.

  • Page 45: Redefining Custom Settings

    2. Select the name of the custom setting group you want to redefine in the Custom Settings list. 3. Change the printer settings as necessary. (If you change the Media Type and Ink setting, the custom setting group name disappears from the list momentarily.) 4.

  • Page 46: Special Media

    Your printer’s versatile feeding options let you load media of almost any size or format, including single sheets, continuous paper, and roll paper for banners and signs. You can even load two types of paper at once, switching between them with the flip of a lever when you’re ready to print on them.

  • Page 47: Using Special Media Types

    Printing on Special Media Media name EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper EPSON High Quality Ink Jet Paper EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards...

  • Page 48: Media Loading And Software Setting Guidelines

    Media name EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets A4 EPSON Photo Quality Banner Paper EPSON Ink Jet Canvas Cloth EPSON Ink Jet Back Light Film When you load media with this name . . . Plain paper (single sheets) Continuous paper (plain or labels)

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    EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards EPSON 720 dpi Index Cards EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets EPSON Photo Quality Banner Paper See “Loading Roll Paper” EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper (use with support sheet) EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film...

  • Page 50: Additional Media Loading Guidelines

    When loading pre-printed paper, such as letterhead or forms, make sure the paper’s top edge leads into the printer. Use ink jet papers within one year of purchase. Use glossy media and transparencies within six months. Return unused media to their original packages as soon as possible.

  • Page 51: Printing On Single Sheets, Loading Paper In The Built-in Sheet Feeder

    You’ll probably use the built-in sheet feeder at the front of your printer for the size paper you use most often, such as letter- or legal-size sheets. Then you can use the manual feeder at the top of the printer for loading individual, large format sheets or roll paper using the optional Banner Paper Kit.

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    3. Open the printer cover and set the thickness lever to the 0 position when you print on plain paper, ink jet paper, transparencies, or transfer paper. Set it to the + position when you print on envelopes, ink jet cards, or heavy paper.

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    Printing on Special Media If the paper is more than 14.3 inches (364 mm) wide, slide the right edge guide all the way right. right edge guide left edge guide 6. Slide the left edge guide to match the approximate width of your paper.

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    9. Load a stack of paper with the printable side face down and slide it all the way into the feeder. Gently press the stack against the right edge guide. Then slide the left edge guide against the left side of the paper. If you’re loading paper that does not reach to the end of the rear paper support guide, slide the guide up against the edge of the paper.

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    11. Now follow the instructions in Chapters 1 or 2 to select the correct Paper Source your printer software. Then send a print job. If you run out of paper while printing, reload the sheet feeder and press the If the ink smears on your document, set the thickness lever to the + position and reprint;...

  • Page 56: Loading Paper In The Manual Feeder

    4.1 inches (105 mm) and 17 inches (432 mm) wide. 1. Turn on the printer, but don’t send a print job before you load paper in the manual feeder; always load paper first.

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    6. Slide the left edge guide to the width of your paper. Then load the paper with the printable side face up and its right edge against the right edge guide. Gently slide the paper into the manual feeder until the printer pulls it in. 3-12 arrow...

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    You can load one envelope in the manual feeder face up with the flap edge leading into the feeder. Gently slide the envelope into the manual feeder until the printer pulls it in. If the paper doesn’t load straight, press the button to eject the paper;...

  • Page 59: Printing On Continuous Paper

    1. Turn on the printer, but don’t send a print job before you load paper on the tractor feeder; always load paper first. 2. Set up your printer so there’s enough room in the back to feed the paper and enough room in front for the printed pages to stack without obstruction.

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    4. Make sure the thickness lever is in the 0 position; see page 3-11 for instructions. 5. Remove the manual feeder from the top of the printer by pulling it straight back. Then set it aside. 6. Install the cable cover by inserting the three posts on the cover into the three holes on the back of the printer.

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    Printing on Special Media Note: The maximum printable width is 13.6 inches (345 mm) on any size paper. 9. Slide the right sprocket to the approximate width of your paper. Then position the center support midway between the two sprockets, as shown in the previous illustration. 10.

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    Pause button to continue printing. 13. Reinstall the manual feeder on the top of the printer. 14. Slide out the output tray extension. Then make sure the edge of the rear paper support guide is beneath the extension so the continuous paper doesn’t catch on it as it...

  • Page 63: Removing Continuous Paper

    When you’ve finished printing a continuous paper document, you must carefully follow these steps to remove it from the printer, depending on your media type and the setting of the auto tear-off feature. 1. If the printer’s auto tear-off feature is turned on, your continuous paper is automatically advanced to the tear-off position at the end of a print job.

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    2. Tear off the printed pages at the perforation by pulling it across the tear-off edge. If the paper’s perforation isn’t at the printer’s tear-off edge, adjust the tear-off position as described on page 3-21. Do not perform step 3.

  • Page 65: Using The Micro Adjust Buttons, Adjusting The Loading Position

    U and Micro Adjust Micro Adjust printer’s control panel allow you to make quick adjustments to your paper’s loading and tear-off positions. Adjust the paper’s loading position if you notice that printing is too high or low on the page and the position cannot be corrected in your software program.

  • Page 66: Adjusting The Tear-off Position, Switching Between Continuous And Single-sheet Paper

    Follow these steps: 1. If continuous paper remains inside the printer, tear off the printed pages. Then press the printer’s control panel to feed the paper backward to the paper-park position.

  • Page 67: Printing A Banner Or Other Roll Paper Project, Loading Roll Paper

    5-3 to set up the printer for banner printing using default-setting mode. Select these options: Turn banner mode on so the printer doesn’t advance too much roll paper out of the printer if you press the button. LF/FF Turn auto tear-off mode on so the printer can advance the roll paper to the correct cut-off position.

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    2. Make sure the paper release lever is set to the single sheet position. (See page 3-6 for instructions.) 3. Remove the manual feeder from the back of the printer so you can install the banner paper holders on it.

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    Printing on Special Media 5. Attach the banner paper holders to the front of the manual feeder by positioning the top edges first, then snapping down the bottom edges. 6. Reattach the manual feeder to the back of the printer. 3-24...

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    1/8-inch (3 mm) from the far right edge. 9. Position the roll paper so it feeds into the printer as shown below, with the printable side face up. Then place it onto the right banner paper holder and slide the left holder over to support the roll.

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    10. Grasp both sides of the roll and slowly unroll the paper into the slot in the manual feeder. When the roll paper is fully inserted, the printer pulls it in and loads it automatically. (If the paper is crooked, press button to unload it and try again.)

  • Page 72: Printing A Banner From Windows

    2. Choose Print Print Setup printing dialog box for your application. 3. Make sure your printer is selected, and then click the Printer Setup Properties have to click a series of these buttons, depending on your software.) You see the Main printer settings dialog box, as shown on page 1-2.

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    Media Type paper or canvas cloth as described in the table on page 3-3. (For continuous computer paper, choose Check the rest of the printer software settings as described in Chapters 1 and 2. Then click 11. Click , or...

  • Page 74: Printing A Banner From A Macintosh

    You can create up to eight custom paper sizes. Give each one a unique name so you’ll be able to reuse them by selecting them from the Page Size list in the Page Setup dialog box. Printing a Banner from a Macintosh Follow these steps to print a banner or other custom-size project on a Macintosh: 1.

  • Page 75: Removing A Printed Banner

    3-3. (For continuous computer paper, choose 11. Check the rest of the printer software settings as described in Chapters 1 and 2. Then click 12. When it’s finished printing, follow the steps in the next section to remove your banner from the printer.

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    Note: The roll paper cut-off position you set remains in effect until you change it again, even when you turn off the printer. Warning: Keep your hands away from the knife so you don’t cut yourself. Press D and Micro Adjust necessary to move the end of the banner to the cut-off position on the banner paper cutting guide.

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    Printing on Special Media 5. If you want to print another roll paper project, the printer will feed the roll paper back to the loading position when it receives a new print job. Go to step 10. If you won’t be using the roll paper again right away, continue with step 6.

  • Page 78: Printing A Backlit Display, Loading Back Light Film

    10. Before printing on another type of paper, be sure to change Paper Source Paper Size in your printer software as described in Chapters 1 and 2. Also be sure to turn off banner mode using the default-setting mode instructions on page 5-3.

  • Page 79: Printing A Backlit Display From Windows

    2. Choose Print Print Setup printing dialog box for your application. 3. Make sure your printer is selected, and then click the Printer Setup Properties have to click a series of these buttons, depending on your software.) You see the Main printer settings dialog box, as shown on page 1-2.

  • Page 80: Printing A Backlit Display On A Macintosh

    Horizontal when viewed from the reverse side. 7. Check the rest of the printer software settings as described in Chapters 1 and 2. Then click display 3-35 Printing on Special Media you’re using, either...

  • Page 81: Managing Print Jobs With Windows 95 Or 3.1

    It allows you to print in the background while you continue to work on your computer and to hold jobs to print at a later time. If you’re using your printer on a network, it also handles multiple print jobs that come in at the same time.

  • Page 82: Using The Spool Manager

    (Windows 95) or at the bottom of your desktop (Windows 3.1). To open it at any time, double-click the icon in the EPSON program group or folder. You see the Spool Manager window: The Spool Manager window displays the status of your print queues and print jobs and lets you control them.

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    Default Spool Directory 4. In the dialog box, change the spool directory to the one you created in step 1. Then click 5. Make sure tylus EPSON S then choose from the Queue menu. The Queue Setup Setup dialog box appears.

  • Page 84: Using The Status Monitor

    The Status Monitor, available only if you’re using Windows 95, displays automatically in the Despooler window when you send a print job to the printer. However, you can use it at any time to see how much ink you have left. Follow these steps: 1.

  • Page 85: Managing Print Jobs With Windows Nt

    Windows NT Windows NT 4.0 servers and workstations include a messenger service to alert you to printer errors or let you know when a print job is finished. If you have appropriate network access privileges or you’re controlling printing from the server, you can also cancel, pause, or restart print jobs and set the sharing, security, scheduling, and port options.

  • Page 86: Managing Print Jobs On A Macintosh, Using Epson Monitor2

    EPSON Monitor. If you’re using background printing, Monitor2 starts automatically when you send a job to the printer. It handles printing while you continue to work on your Macintosh and lets you track documents that are waiting to be printed.

  • Page 87: Using The Macintosh Status Monitor

    Using the Macintosh Status Monitor You can use the Status Monitor to check the level of ink in your printer and to control the way your software warns you about printer problems. Follow these steps: 1. Choose...

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    Status Monitor: Click to control messages and warnings 4. If you want to change printer messages and warnings, click button. You see the following dialog Configuration box: 5. Choose the options you want and click icon.

  • Page 89: Connecting To The Printer On Windows Nt, Network Printing On A Pc, Systems

    (or LPR) protocol. 1. Follow the instructions to configure the interface card in the manual that came with the card. 2. To connect the printer to a TCP/IP (or LPR) port, open the Control Panel and select 3. Right-click the...

  • Page 90: Systems

    8. You see the address and name of the printer in the Port list. Click to exit printer properties. Now you can print to the remote printer. Repeat these steps for each system on the network that needs to access the printer.

  • Page 91: Using The Printer Software's Built-in Network Support

    Network Support To use your printer software’s built-in network support, you first need to install the printer software on all the network computers that will use the printer. See the Quick Setup booklet for instructions. Once the printer software is installed, you can...

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    Spool Manager window. Setting Up Your Network Path in Windows 95 If you want to use your printer on a network running Windows 95, you need to set up the port and network path on the computer connected to the printer. Follow these steps: 1.

  • Page 93: Network Printing On A Macintosh

    8. Make sure the Use Print Manager for this port checked. Then click Network Printing on a Macintosh If you want to use your printer on an AppleTalk need to install an optional interface board: either the ® LocalTalk board or the Ethernet more information about optional interfaces.

  • Page 94: Assigning A Name To The Printer, Setting Up The Printer For Appletalk

    Managing Print Jobs and Network Printing Assigning a Name to the Printer Follow these steps to use the EPSON Namer utility: 1. Double-click the EPSON Namer 2. Click the EPSON Stylus(AT) window. 3. Select the AppleTalk zone where your printer is located.

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    1520 in step 4 of the previous section. You see a prompt asking you to confirm your choice. 5. Click If your printer name doesn’t appear, make sure the printer is turned on and correctly connected, then click 6. To ensure compatibility, leave turned off.

  • Page 96: Selecting Printer Software For Dos

    Selecting character tables Using printer commands Selecting Printer Software for DOS You select software for your printer (a printer driver) in each DOS program you use. Most DOS programs include a driver ESC/P 2 ™ printers. You need to select the correct EPSON printer driver to take advantage of your printer’s advanced...

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    Be sure to check the paper source and other printer driver settings before you print. If you want to adjust any of the printer’s internal settings, you can use default-setting mode as described in the next section.

  • Page 98: Changing Printer Settings With Default-setting Mode, Entering Default-setting Mode

    Select a slashed zero (0 /) instead of a regular zero (0) when you print documents where the zero can easily be confused with a capital “O” You can check or change the default settings using the printer’s control panel. Follow the steps in the next section. Entering Default-Setting Mode...

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    Operate The printer loads a sheet of paper and prints an instruction sheet telling you how to select a language (the default setting is English). The printer can then print default-setting instructions in the language you choose.

  • Page 100: List Of Default-setting Options

    List of Default-Setting Options The table below lists all the options available for each default setting. The factory defaults are listed in bold type in the table below. The printer’s current settings are marked with a your printed instruction sheet. Options...

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    (On), or not to perform one (Off). Off, On Sets whether the printer is (On) or is not (Off) shared by more than one computer. Selects either a slashed zero ( regular zero (0) to be printed when a zero command is received.

  • Page 102: Maintaining The Printer, Aligning The Print Heads With A Dos Utility

    Aligning the Print Heads with a DOS Utility Before you can align the print heads, you need to install the DOS alignment utility. Follow these steps: 1. Make sure your computer and printer are turned on. Using Your Printer with DOS...

  • Page 103: Selecting Character Tables

    Enter 7. You see the Print Head Alignment Utility main EPSON screen. Make sure your printer is listed on the screen and select Next 8. Follow the instructions on the utility screens to align your print heads.

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    Using Your Printer with DOS PC437 (U.S., Standard Europe) PC437 Greek (Greek) PC850 (Multilingual) PC853 (Turkish)

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    Using Your Printer with DOS PC855 (Cyrillic) PC852 (East Europe) PC857 (Turkish) PC860 (Portuguese) 5-10...

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    Using Your Printer with DOS PC863 (Canadian-French) PC865 (Norwegian) PC866 (Russian) PC861 (Icelandic) 5-11...

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    Using Your Printer with DOS PC869 (Greek) BRASCII (Brazilian, Portuguese) Abicomp (Brazilian, Portuguese) Roman 8 5-12...

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    Using Your Printer with DOS ISO Latin 1 MAZOWIA (Poland) Code MJK (CSFR) ISO 8859-7 (Latin/Greek) 5-13...

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    Using Your Printer with DOS ISO Latin 1T (Turkish) Bulgaria (Bulgaria) PC774 (LST 1283:1993) Estonia (Estonia) 5-14...

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    Using Your Printer with DOS ISO 8859-2 PC866 LAT (Latvian) Italic No characters are available for hex code 15 in the italic character table. 5-15...

  • Page 111: International Character Sets

    Using Your Printer with DOS International Character Sets You can select one of these international character sets using default-setting mode (as described on page 5-3) or the ESC R command (as described on page 5-17). When you select a character set, such as Italic France, the characters in the France row on the table below are used in the italic character table.

  • Page 112: Characters Available With The Esc ( ^ Command, Using Printer Commands

    To print with the characters listed below, use the ESC ( ^ command as described in the next section. Using Printer Commands You can operate your printer by using commands in one of two control code modes. For the best font and graphics control, always use ESC/P 2 mode.

  • Page 113: Esc/p 2 Control Codes

    Using Your Printer with DOS ESC/P 2 Control Codes General operation: ESC@, ESC U, ESC EM Paper feeding: CR, FF, LF, ESC 0, ESC 2, ESC 3, ESC + Page format: ESC ( C, ESC C, ESC C 0, ESC Q, ESC l, ESC ( c,...

  • Page 114: Ibm Xl24e Emulation Control Codes

    BS, SP, ESC [ \ Character handling: ESC 6, ESC 7, ESC [ T, ESC ^, ESC \ Bit image: ESC K, ESC L, ESC Y, ESC Z, ESC [ g, ESC * (AGM) 5-19 Using Your Printer with DOS...

  • Page 115: Cleaning The Print Heads

    The Head Cleaning utility in your printer software (when your printer is connected directly to your computer) The printer’s control panel buttons (when you’re using DOS, or your printer is connected via an optional network interface card, or you don’t want to use the Head Cleaning utility)

  • Page 116: Using The Head Cleaning Utility

    Follow these steps to run the utility from a Windows or a Macintosh computer connected directly to the printer: 1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing. 2. To clean the black print head, make sure the light is off.

  • Page 117: Using The Control Panel

    Using the Control Panel 1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing. 2. To clean the black print head, make sure the light is off. To clean the color print head, make sure the A light is off.

  • Page 118: Examining The Nozzle Check Pattern, Replacing An Ink Cartridge

    For best results, don’t replace an ink cartridge unless its Ink Out light is flashing or on. To ensure good results, use genuine EPSON cartridges and do not refill them. Other products may cause damage to your printer not covered by EPSON’s warranty.

  • Page 119: Removing And Installing An Ink Cartridge

    Ink Out replace an outdated cartridge, you can do so before its light comes on. 1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing. 2. Open the printer cover. The lights come on. 3. Remove the new ink cartridge from its packaging. Then...

  • Page 120

    6. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it carefully. 7. Lower the new ink cartridge into its holder with the label facing up and the arrow pointing to the back of the printer.

  • Page 121: Printing In Black Ink With An Empty Color Cartridge

    However, you will need to resend any print job you were printing when the color ink ran out. Follow these steps: 1. Turn off the printer. 2. Wait about five seconds and then turn the printer back on again. Don’t remove the empty color ink cartridge. 3. Press the...

  • Page 122: Aligning The Print Heads, Using The Print Head Alignment Utility

    See page 6-9 for instructions. Using the Print Head Alignment Utility 1. Turn on the printer and load paper in the built-in sheet feeder, making sure the right edge guide is positioned correctly for your paper’s width and the paper release lever is in the single sheet position.

  • Page 123

    Using the Control Panel 1. Turn on the printer and load paper in the built-in sheet feeder, making sure the right edge guide is positioned correctly for your paper’s width and the paper release lever is in the single sheet position.

  • Page 124: Cleaning The Printer, Transporting The Printer

    To move your printer some distance, you need to prepare it for transportation in its original box. Follow these steps: 1. Turn on the printer and wait until the print heads lock in the far right position. Then turn off the printer.

  • Page 125: Diagnosing Problems

    Fixing paper jams and other paper problems Solving miscellaneous printout problems Diagnosing Problems Your printer includes a number of ways to help you diagnose problems: To identify the most common problems, check the lights on the printer’s control panel. See page 1-13 for instructions.

  • Page 126: Running A Self Test

    EPSON Help” in the Introduction. Running a Self Test You can run a printer self test to determine whether the problem lies with the printer itself or some other source. If the test results are satisfactory, the problem lies in software settings, the interface cable, or your computer.

  • Page 127: Printing, Printing A Hex Dump

    4. After the second page prints, press the stop test printing. 5. If the printer loaded any additional paper, press to eject it. Then turn off the printer to end the test. Printing a Hex Dump If you’re experienced reading hexadecimal code, you can print a hex dump to pinpoint communication problems between your computer and printer.

  • Page 128: Improving Print Quality

    (see Chapter 3 for a list of Match the Media Type the type of media you loaded in the printer (see Chapter 3 for details). Make sure the thickness lever is set to the correct position for your media (see Chapter 3 for details).

  • Page 129: Paper

    Clean the print heads. See Chapter 6 for instructions. If vertical lines are misaligned, turn off High Speed mode in the printer software (see Chapter 2 for information). If you’re printing with DOS, turn off Bi-D printing using default-setting mode (see Chapter 5 for instructions).

  • Page 130

    Solution Because your monitor and printer use different technologies to represent colors, your printed colors cannot exactly match those on your monitor screen. Use the ICM (Windows 95) or ColorSync (Macintosh) settings. See Chapter 2 for more information.

  • Page 131: Ink Cartridges

    Remove each sheet from the output tray as soon as it is printed to prevent smearing, especially if you use transparencies. Clean carefully inside the printer to remove spilled ink. See Chapter 6 for instructions. Follow the instructions on page 6-7 to print in black ink with an empty color cartridge.

  • Page 132: Electrical, Solving Printing Problems

    Solution Turn off your printer and computer. Then make sure the cable is connected securely and meets both the printer and computer specifications. See Appendix C and your computer documentation for information.

  • Page 133: Interfaces

    Solution Open the Extensions folder, EPSON folder, and Spool folder. Then delete any queued files. If the printer sounds like it’s trying to print but nothing prints, clean the print heads; see Chapter 6 for instructions.

  • Page 134

    Solution Turn off your printer, wait five seconds, and turn it on again. If the lights still flash or stay on, contact EPSON as described in the Introduction. Solution Press down on the clamp to lock it into place.

  • Page 135

    You may need to increase the memory allocation for your application, EPSON Monitor2, or both. Your printer switches to the modem port or won’t confirm on the printer port (Macintosh). Possible cause Your system has extension conflicts.

  • Page 136

    Troubleshooting The “Sorry, EPSON Stylus COLOR cannot be used” message appears (Macintosh). Possible cause The printer software has been corrupted. Your printer icon doesn’t appear in the Chooser (Macintosh). Possible cause Your system has extension conflicts. Printing is too slow.

  • Page 137: Fixing Paper Problems

    Too old (see Chapter 3 or your paper packaging). Overloaded in the feeder (see Chapter 3 for guidelines). Jammed inside the printer. (If the Paper Out light is flashing, paper is jammed. See page 7-15.) Then reload the paper as described in Chapter 3, making sure that: The paper release lever is set to the single sheet position.

  • Page 138

    Then reload the paper as described in Chapter 3, making sure that: The paper release lever is set to the continuous paper position. The paper stack is close enough to the printer, but has room in front and back to load and eject without obstruction.

  • Page 139: Environmental

    Chapters 1 and 2 for information. Then do this You may need to turn the knob on the left side of the printer counterclockwise to eject all the torn pieces of paper. Never turn this knob when the printer is on. You’ll damage the printer and lose the top-of-form position.

  • Page 140: Solving Miscellaneous Printout Problems

    Delete the stalled print jobs in Spool Manager or the Windows NT print queue following the instructions in Chapter 4. Then try printing again. Open the Extensions folder, EPSON folder, and Spool folder. Then delete any queued files. Increase the memory requirements for EPSON Monitor2 as described in Chapter 4.

  • Page 141

    Chapters 1 and 2 for more information. Select your printer as the default Windows printer. See your Windows documentation or online help for instructions. Open the Chooser and select your printer. See the Quick Setup booklet for instructions. 7-17 Troubleshooting...

  • Page 142: Using Macintosh Interface Boards, Using The Pc Serial Interface Board, Installing Optional Interfaces

    Using Optional Your tylus EPSON S COLOR serial interfaces so you can connect it to a PC or Macintosh, or both at the same time. If you want to connect to another system or to a network, you can install an optional interface board.

  • Page 143: Using Macintosh Interface Boards, Using The Pc Serial Interface Board, Installing Optional Interfaces

    Installing Optional Interfaces Before you install an optional interface board in your printer, make sure the printer is turned off and all the printer’s lights are off. Then follow these steps: 1. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet (and from the back of the printer, if your printer’s power cord is...

  • Page 144

    5. Slide the interface board along the slots on both sides of the compartment. Push it in firmly to fully insert the board’s connector into the printer’s internal socket. 6. Secure the interface board in the slot with the two screws included with the board.

  • Page 145

    8. Reconnect any other interface cables you disconnected. 9. Make sure the printer is turned off. Then plug in the power cord and turn on the printer. In most cases, the printer automatically detects the interface you’re using.

  • Page 146: Installing Epson Plot!

    You can install and use EPSON Windows 3.1, Windows 95, or Windows NT (3.51 or 4.0). Make sure to connect the printer to that system and install the printer software following the instructions in the Quick Setup booklet before you begin.

  • Page 147: Printing With Epson Plot!

    Turn on the printer. Create an HPGL or HPGL/2 plot file using your plotter software on any system. Copy that plot file to the system connected to the printer, if necessary. Now follow these steps to open 1. Double-click the EPSON Plot! program group or folder.

  • Page 148

    Note: The gray area around the image represents the area you cannot print on. If you resize the plot file, EPSON Plot! retains the proportions of the original and preserves the X and Y coordinates. Keep in mind that the...

  • Page 149

    1520. See Chapters 1 and 4 for information on managing the print job while it prints. 11. When you’re finished printing with EPSON Plot!, select from the File menu to exit the program. Exit Print...

  • Page 150: Specifications

    Printing Printing method Nozzle configuration Printable columns and printing speeds Resolution Print direction Control code Line spacing Paper feed speed Input buffer On-demand ink jet Monochrome (black) 128 nozzles Color (cyan, magenta, yellow) 192 nozzles, 64 of each color Character pitch (characters per inch) Printing column 17 (10 condensed)

  • Page 151

    Specifications Fonts Note: The printer always uses the fonts you selected with your software application. You need to use the printer’s internal fonts only if your application doesn’t allow you to select fonts. Character tables Character sets Note: Character tables are selected with default-setting mode (see page 5-3 for instructions) or by using software commands (see page 5-17 for instructions).

  • Page 152

    (210 to 432 mm × 15 m) Back light film A2 (420 × 594 mm) Paper types Plain bond paper and special ink jet papers distributed by EPSON 8.5 inches) 10 inches) Plain paper Transparencies and glossy film distributed by...

  • Page 153

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

  • Page 154: Ink Cartridges

    It thaws and is usable after approximately 3 hours at 77 °F (25 °C). Caution: To ensure good results, use genuine EPSON ink cartridges. Other products may cause damage to your printer not covered by EPSON’s warranty. Don’t use an ink cartridge if the date on the package has expired.

  • Page 155: Mechanical

    Total print volume Dimensions Storage Printing Weight Electrical Note: Check the label on the back of the printer for your printer’s voltage. Environmental Temperature Humidity Friction, tractor feeder Sheet feeder, front entry Manual feeder, rear entry Tractor feeder, rear entry...

  • Page 156: Safety Approvals

    Safety Approvals Safety standards Interfaces Parallel interface Forward channel Reverse channel Serial interface UL 1950 with D3, CSA C22.2 950 with D3 FCC part 15 subpart B class B Data format: 8-bit parallel, IEEE-1284 compatibility mode Synchronization: pulse STROBE Handshake timing: BUSY ACKNLG Signal level: TTL compatible...

  • Page 157

    A software program that sends instructions to a computer device to tell it what to do. For example, your printer driver accepts print data from your word processing application and sends instructions to the printer on how to print this data.

  • Page 158

    Abbreviation for Standard Code for Printers. This EPSON system of commands gives you control of your printer from your computer. It is standard for all EPSON printers and supported by most application programs for personal computers. ESC/P 2 The enhanced version of the ESC/P printer command language.

  • Page 159

    See interface. print queue Print jobs that are sent to the printer while it is busy are stored in a waiting line, or print queue, until they can be printed. print server The computer connected to the printer. It receives the jobs and then distributes them to the assigned printer.

  • Page 160

    Status Monitor subtractive colors See interface. The process by which the printer driver converts the print data into codes that your printer understands. This data is then sent to the printer directly or to the print server. software program that converts print data into codes EPSON that your printer understands.

  • Page 161

    Accessories, EPSON Adhesive sheets, see Self adhesive sheets Adjusting cut-off position 3-31 loading position 3-20 margins 3-10 3-13 tear-off position 3-21 Advanced mode Advanced settings custom 2-13 predefined AGM setting 5-19 Aligning print heads, see Print head alignment Assigning name to printer...

  • Page 162

    2-10 deleting 2-12 print quality printing with project types redefining 2-13 saving 2-11 2-12 special effects Customer Care Centers, EPSON Cut-off position 3-31 Cyan setting Default printer options, setting 2-11 5-19 Default-setting mode Despooler Dithering options 3-17 Download Service, EPSON...

  • Page 163

    EPSON Accessories Customer Care Centers Download Service Electronic support services FaxAdvice help media World Wide Web site EPSON Namer utility EPSON Plot! utility Error Diffusion option ESC ( ^ command 5-17 ESC R command 5-16 ESC/P 2 5-16 Ethernet board...

  • Page 164

    Interface specifications International character sets 5-16 Iron-On Transfer Paper choosing printing on Italic character set 5-15 Jammed paper 1-13 Knob, printer 3-20 7-15 Labels 3-14 3-18 see also Self adhesive sheets Landscape setting Language, selecting Legal-size paper Letterhead Lights, control panel...

  • Page 165

    Namer utility, EPSON Network I/F mode Network path 4-12 4-13 Network printing Macintosh 4-13 4-15 4-13 New Hardware Found window 7-10 No Color Adjustment option No Halftoning option Nozzle Check utility Online help, printer software 1-11 1-12 Optional interfaces, using...

  • Page 166

    Slashed zero Smeared printouts Software, see Printer software, Special effects settings Specifications 1-11 2-11 Spool directory Spool Manager 3-33 Status Monitor Support, EPSON System requirements 2-11 choosing printing on specifications 3-10 7-13 loading in manual feeder 3-11 3-13 loading in sheet feeder...

  • Page 167

    Video/Digital Camera setting Vivid color adjustment Voltage What’s This? prompt Windows 3-19 7-14 Windows NT 7-17 World Wide Web site, EPSON XL24E emulation, IBM 7-16 Yellow setting Zero setting 1-12 checking printer status managing print jobs from network printing 4-11...

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