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

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    -vii output tray extensions power button cleaning button...

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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. 400667301D0 8/97...

  • Page 4: 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.

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Checking Printer Status Printing from a Macintosh Printing from DOS Choosing Paper and Other Media What To Do When the Printer Lights Flash Using the Control Panel Buttons Using Online Help Accessing Help from Windows Applications Accessing Help from Windows 95 Accessing Help from Windows 3.1...

  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Using Special Media Media Loading and Software Settings Guidelines Additional Media Loading Guidelines Letterhead, Pre-printed Forms, and Legal-size Paper EPSON 360 dpi, High Quality, and Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper, Film, and Transparencies EPSON Photo Paper...

  • Page 8: Table Of Contents

    Managing Print Jobs on a Macintosh Using Monitor2 Using the Macintosh Status Monitor Network Printing on a PC Network Printing with Windows NT 4.0 Using the Printer Software’s Built-in Network Support Maintenance and Transportation Cleaning the Print Heads Using the Head Cleaning Utility...

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Contents Troubleshooting Diagnosing Problems Running a Printer Check Improving Print Quality Solving Printing Problems Fixing Paper Problems Solving Miscellaneous Printout Problems Specifications Printing Paper Ink Cartridge Mechanical Electrical Environmental Safety Approvals Interface Default Settings Built-in Fonts and Character Tables Command List...

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    With standard parallel and serial ports and simple network connectivity, setting up your printer is fast and easy. specially formulated ink cartridges and wide variety of ink jet papers give you the best quality output and offer the most flexibility for getting the results you want.

  • Page 11: Windows System Requirements

    Introduction Windows 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 DOS, Windows 3.1x, Windows for Workgroups 3.11 Windows 95, or Windows NT...

  • Page 12: Macintosh System Requirements

    Macintosh System Requirements To use your printer and its software with a Macintosh, your system should have: Any Macintosh or Power Macintosh model except the Macintosh +, Macintosh 512, Performa ® PowerBook 100, and some early versions of the Macintosh, such as the II or Classic System 7.1 or later...

  • Page 13: How To Use Your Manuals

    Introduction How To Use Your Manuals To set up your printer and install your printer software, see the Setup Guide. This User’s Guide contains the following information: Chapter 1, “Basic Printing,” covers the basics of printing with Windows or Macintosh.

  • Page 14: Where To Get Help

    You can call the EPSON Download Service at (800) 442-2007. Set your communications software to 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity. Modem speed can be up to 28.8 Kbps.

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    Access Pre-recorded answers to commonly asked questions about EPSON products 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call (800) 442-2110. Access EPSON’s technical information library by calling (800) 442-2110. You must provide a return fax number to use this service.

  • 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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    Always turn the printer off using the Ppower button. When this button is pressed, the Ppower light flashes briefly then goes out. Do not unplug the printer or turn off the power to the outlet until the Ppower light is off.

  • Page 19: Printing From Windows

    The following sections tell you how to set printer options from Windows applications, how to change the default printer settings, and how to check your printer’s status.

  • Page 20: Setting Printer Options From Windows Applications

    This section describes the preferences 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. Click the print icon or choose the File menu.

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    Main 4. Make sure the Mode option is set to printer software determines the best settings according to the Media Type and Ink settings you make. This is the easiest way to get good printing results for all kinds of documents, on all types of paper.

  • Page 22: Setting Default Printer Options

    While your document is printing, the dialog box appears, showing the printing progress and the status of your printer. If you’re using Windows 95, this box also displays the Status Monitor. (See “Checking Printer Status,” on page 1-6 for more information.)

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    Power User. 3. Select . Then click the Properties You see the Main printer settings dialog box, as shown on page 1-2. 4. Change the settings you want and click Any changes you make will become the default settings for all your applications and documents.

  • Page 24: 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 while printing, for example, the Despooler warns you. You can use the buttons to cancel, pause, or restart your print job.

  • Page 25: Printing From A Macintosh

    Printing from a Macintosh When you set up a new printer for your Macintosh, you need to check the printer driver settings for documents in each application you use. After you click the print icon or choose...

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    9. Click when you’re finished checking your settings. Print If you chose background printing when you set up your printer, you can continue working while your document is printing. See “Using Monitor2” in Chapter 4. . The Automatic you want to print on from the .

  • Page 27: Printing From Dos

    Note: The drivers for the printers listed do not provide all EPSON Stylus COLOR 600 features, such as 1440-dpi printing, 720-dpi printing, and MicroWeave. Printing from DOS Most DOS software programs include software for ™ ESC/P 2 printers. You need to select the correct printer software to take advantage of your printer’s advanced built-in...

  • Page 28: Choosing Paper And Other Media

    Basic Printing Choosing Paper and Other Media You can use most plain paper with your printer and achieve good results. For better results, use jet paper because it provides the best surface for the ink used in your printer. offers specially designed media for EPSON ink jet printers, available in a choice of sizes.

  • Page 29: What To Do When The Printer Lights Flash

    When the paper light flashes and the ink out lights are on, you S B A have a paper jam. Turn off the printer and gently pull out all jammed paper. Reload the paper, then press the E load/eject button.

  • Page 30: Using The Control Panel Buttons, Using Online Help, Accessing Help From Windows Applications

    Follow these guidelines when using the control panel buttons: Turns the printer on and off. Resets the printer (clears its memory) if pressed twice within 10 seconds while the power is on. Loads or ejects paper if pressed and released within two seconds.

  • Page 31: Accessing Help From Windows 95, Accessing Help From Windows 3.1

    “Quick Guide to Using Help.” While you’re using the printer driver, you can get specific help related to any item in the menus by right-clicking the item and then clicking the What’s This?

  • Page 32: Using Predefined Advanced Settings

    Deleting 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 1-7 (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 Custom Settings list. Selecting PhotoEnhance, ICM, or ColorSync automatically sets the Ink option to Color. Printing with the PhotoEnhance setting may take longer, depending on your computer system and image.

  • Page 35: 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 1-7 (Macintosh). 3. 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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    For printing text, graphics, and line art with very sharp edges. Slows print speed and increases your system memory requirements. 8. Click if you’re ready to print, or see the next section if you want to adjust your printer’s color settings. options: Halftoning for images with Coarse...

  • Page 38: Customizing Color Settings

    Customizing Color Settings You can choose from several color adjustment modes or manually adjust brightness, contrast, and saturation. For professional color correction, you can set individual CMY color values. To achieve the maximum color accuracy, you can use Image Color Matching (ICM) under Windows 95, ColorSync on the Macintosh, or PhotoEnhance (Windows and Macintosh).

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    No Color Adjustment With Windows, 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.

  • Page 40: Using Colorsync On The Macintosh

    Automatically adjusts printout colors to match colors on the screen. See “Using ColorSync on the Macintosh” for more information. 5. Click to return to the Main printer settings dialog box. 6. 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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    EPSON S accurate color matching. First you have to make sure your monitor’s profile is set. Then you can use your printer software to specify the exact method of color matching you want to use. Follow these steps to set your monitor’s ColorSync profile and use your printer software’s ColorSync features:...

  • Page 42: Saving Custom Settings

    3. Type a unique name for your settings (up to 16 characters) and click the button. Save The name you choose will now be available on the Main printer settings dialog box when you click Custom Settings 2-11 Custom Printing...

  • Page 43: Redefining Custom Settings, Deleting Custom Settings

    2. Select the name of the custom settings 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 settings, the custom settings group name reverts to Custom Settings; this doesn’t affect your customized setting.)

  • Page 44: Using Special Media

    For special projects, you can use a variety of designed for ink jet printers, ranging from transparencies to iron-on transfer paper. You can even set up your printer to use custom paper sizes to print large posters and banners. This...

  • Page 45: Media Loading And Software Settings Guidelines

    Labels (single sheets) EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper EPSON Special Coated Paper for 360 dpi Printing EPSON High Quality Ink Jet Paper 70 letter size EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper EPSON Special Coated Paper for 720 dpi Printing...

  • Page 46: Additional Media Loading Guidelines

    When you load media with this name . . . EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (use with support sheet) EPSON High Quality Glossy Paper (use with support sheet) EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies (use with support sheet) EPSON Iron-On Transfer Paper Load with the short edge leading into the feeder.

  • Page 47: Letterhead, Pre-printed Forms, And Legal-size Paper, Ink Jet Paper

    Don’t load it more than half way to the arrow mark on the left edge guide. EPSON 360 dpi, High Quality, and Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper You can load paper up to the arrow mark on the left edge guide.

  • Page 48: Epson Photo Quality Glossy Paper, Film, And Transparencies

    See the Appendix for more storage information. EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper, Film, and Transparencies To print on transparencies, remove the paper support and reinstall it in the rear paper support slot. For glossy paper and film, leave the paper support in the normal position.

  • Page 49: Epson Photo Paper

    Printing on Special Media EPSON Photo Paper You can use these cards to print photographs that look almost as good as the ones you get from film processing. Paper (4 6 inches) is perforated around the edges, so you can trim your printouts and “bleed”...

  • Page 50: Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards, Epson Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets

    EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards You can load up to 30 cards at a time with a support sheet (packed with the cards) or a sheet of plain paper beneath the stack.

  • Page 51: Epson Iron-on Transfer Paper, Envelopes

    Horizontal option in your printer software, as described in Chapter 2. EPSON Iron-On Transfer Paper You can print photos, company logos, or anything else you want on this paper, and then transfer your images to T-shirts or other cloth items. Load one sheet of transfer paper at a time and...

  • Page 52: Printing Banners And Other Custom Size Projects

    If ink smears when you print on envelopes or other thick media, set the adjust lever to the + position. Open the printer cover and position the lever as shown below. Then close the cover and print. (Make sure you return the lever to the 0 position before you print on thin media.)

  • Page 53: Printing A Banner From Windows

    Printing on Special Media 2. Insert the paper in the printer as shown. The right edge of the paper should be against the right edge guide: 3. Slide the left edge guide next to the left edge of the paper.

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    4. Click the tab. You see a dialog box like the Paper following: 5. Choose the paper you want to use from the list. If you want to print a banner or other custom-size document, choose User Defined If you choose User Defined appears: 6.

  • Page 55: Printing A Banner From A Macintosh

    Printing on Special Media 8. Click the tab to return to the Main printer settings Main dialog box. Make sure you choose other settings you want to use, and then click 9. Click , or Close Print need to click a combination of these buttons.

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    “portrait” style banners.) Click 8. Choose from the File menu or click the print icon in Print your application. You see a printer settings dialog box like the one shown on page 1-7. 9. Make sure you choose Plain Paper...

  • Page 57: Managing Print Jobs In 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 58: Using The Spool Manager

    The Status Monitor, which is available only if you’re using Windows 95, also starts automatically when you send a job to the printer. It displays on your screen to alert you about printer and ink status, as described on page 1-6.

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    1. Make a directory on your hard disk where you want Spool Manager to store print jobs, for example, C:\SPLTEMP. 2. Open the Spool Manager as described on page 4-2. 3. Make sure tylus EPSON S choose from the Queue menu. The Queue Setup Setup dialog box appears.

  • Page 60: Using The Status Monitor

    However, you can use it at any time to see how much ink you have left. Follow these steps: 1. Access the Main printer settings dialog box as described on page 1-2 (Windows) or page 1-7 (Macintosh). 2. Click the tab.

  • Page 61: Managing Print Jobs With Windows Nt 4.0

    Windows NT 4.0 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 62: Managing Print Jobs On A Macintosh, Using Monitor2

    Monitor2 and Status 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 63: 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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    Chapter 5 3. Click the Status Monitor EPSON checks the amount of ink remaining in the printer and displays the Status Monitor window: Click to control messages and warnings icon. The software Click to recheck...

  • Page 65: Network Printing On A Pc, Network Printing With Windows Nt 4.0

    Managing Print Jobs and Network Printing 4. If you want to change printer messages and warnings, click button. Configuration You see the following dialog box: 5. Choose the options you want and click Network Printing on a PC You can use your printer on a network under Windows NT, Windows 95, or other network operating systems.

  • Page 66: 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 driver software on all the network computers that will use the printer. See the Setup Guide for instructions. Once the printer software is installed, you can set up Spool Manager to send print job files from each computer to a shared directory on the computer connected to the printer.

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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.

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    Add Port to the printer and click 6. Open the Spool Manager window as described on page 4-2. 7. In the Spool Manager window, double-click your printer’s queue. The Queue Setup dialog box appears. 8. Make sure the Use Print Manager for this port checked.

  • Page 69: Cleaning The Print Heads

    It’s easy to keep your EPSON S working at its best. Just follow the simple instructions in this chapter for replacing ink cartridges, moving the printer, and performing routine maintenance. This chapter covers the following procedures: Cleaning the print heads...

  • Page 70: Using The Head Cleaning Utility

    Follow these steps to run the utility from a Windows computer or a Macintosh: 1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and the B black and A color ink out lights are off. 2. Access the Main printer settings dialog box as described in Chapter 1.

  • Page 71: Using The Control Panel

    Using the Control Panel 1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing, and that the B black and A color ink out lights are off. 2. Press the cleaning button and hold it for three seconds. Cleaning takes about two minutes, during which the printer makes some noise and the Ppower light flashes.

  • Page 72: Examining The Nozzle Check Pattern, Replacing An Ink Cartridge

    If ink runs out, you can’t continue printing, even if ink remains in the other cartridge. 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 73: Removing An Empty Ink Cartridge

    (Although the illustration shows the color ink cartridge, the procedure is the same for replacing the black ink cartridge.) 6. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it carefully. 7. Follow the steps in the next section to install the new ink cartridge.

  • Page 74: Installing The New Cartridge

    3. Lower the ink cartridge into its holder with the label facing up and the arrow pointing to the back of the printer. The larger cartridge (color) goes on the right, the black ink cartridge on the left.

  • Page 75: Replacing An Outdated Ink Cartridge

    4. Pull up the ink cartridge clamp. The cartridge rises up from its holder. 5. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it carefully. 6. Follow the steps in the previous section, “Installing the New Cartridge,”...

  • Page 76: Aligning The Print Heads

    If your printouts contain misaligned vertical lines, you may need to align the print heads. Follow these steps: 1. Make sure the printer is turned on and paper is loaded. 2. Access the Main printer settings dialog box as described in Chapter 1.

  • Page 77: Cleaning The Printer

    Don’t spray lubricants or oils inside the printer. Cleaning the Printer To keep your printer working at its best, you should clean it several times a year, following these steps: 1. Turn off the printer, unplug the power cord, and disconnect the printer cable.

  • Page 78: Transporting The Printer

    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. 2. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet. Then disconnect the interface cable from the printer.

  • Page 79: 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 “What To Do When the Printer Lights Flash”...

  • Page 80: Running A Printer Check

    EPSON Help” in the Introduction. Running a Printer Check You can run a printer check to determine whether the problem comes from the printer itself or some other source. If the results are satisfactory, the problem lies in software settings, the interface cable, or your computer.

  • Page 81: Improving Print Quality

    W0186 5. After it prints the page, turn off the printer. Remember to reconnect the interface cable, then turn on the printer and your computer. Improving Print Quality...

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    Clean the print heads. See Chapter 5 for instructions. Check the B black and A color ink out lights to see which cartridge you may need to replace. See Chapter 5. Turn on MicroWeave in the advanced printer settings dialog box. See Chapter 2 for more information. Solution Clean the print heads.

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    Check the B black and A color ink out lights to see which cartridge you may need to replace. See Chapter 5 for instructions. Because your monitor and printer use different technologies to represent colors, your printed colors cannot exactly match the colors you see on your monitor screen.

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    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 5 for instructions. Replace the color ink cartridge following the instructions in Chapter 5 or choose Black ink in your printer software.

  • Page 85: Solving Printing Problems

    Make sure the outlet is not controlled by a switch or timer and is operable. Solution Turn off your printer and computer. Then make sure the cable is connected securely and meets the printer’s specifications. Try printing again. Turn off the printer and computer, disconnect the interface cable, and run a printer check as described on page 6-2.

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    Delete the stalled print jobs in Spool Manager and resume printing; see Chapter 4 for instructions. 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 doesn’t feed paper, clean the print heads;...

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    Remove the packing material, following the instructions on the Notice Sheet in the box. Turn off your printer, wait a few 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.

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    Status Monitor. You see a memory error message (Macintosh) Possible cause You may need to increase the memory allocation for your application, EPSON Monitor2, or both. Solution Click Do not install a driver, and then click OK. Solution Change the Spool Manager default directory, following the instructions in Chapter 4.

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    You’re using background printing on a Macintosh. Your port settings are incorrect in Windows 95. Your printer switches to the modem port or won’t confirm on the printer port (Macintosh) Possible cause Your system has extension conflicts. You’re using an AppleTalk cable.

  • Page 90: Fixing Paper Problems

    Troubleshooting The “Sorry, EPSON Stylus COLOR cannot be used” message appears (Macintosh) Possible cause The printer driver has been corrupted. Your printer icon doesn’t appear in the Chooser (Macintosh) Possible cause Your system has extension conflicts. Solution Remove and reinstall the driver: 1.

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    Isn’t too old (see Chapter 3 or your paper packaging for more information). Isn’t loaded above the arrow on the left edge guide. Isn’t jammed inside the printer. (If the S paper out light is flashing, paper is jammed.) Then reload the paper as described in Chapter 3, making sure the left edge guide is adjusted to fit the paper’s width.

  • Page 92: Solving Miscellaneous Printout Problems

    Delete the stalled print jobs in Spool Manager 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.

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    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 Setup Guide for instructions. Select the correct paper settings for your paper size. See Chapter 1 for more information.

  • Page 94: Printing

    Printing Printing method Nozzle configuration Printable columns and printing speeds Resolution Print direction Control code Line spacing Paper feed speed Input buffer Specifications On-demand ink jet Monochrome (black) 64 nozzles (32 2 staggered) Color (cyan, magenta, yellow) 32 nozzles Character mode Character pitch (characters per inch) Printing column...

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    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 Bitmap fonts Font...

  • Page 96: Paper

    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.

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    Single sheet The minimum top margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm). When loading multiple sheets of EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film, the minimum top margin is 1.2 inches (30 mm). B–L: The minimum left margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).

  • Page 98: Ink Cartridge, Mechanical

    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 99: Electrical, Environmental, Safety Approvals, Interface

    Specifications Electrical Note: Check the label on the back of the printer for the voltage of your printer. Environmental Temperature Humidity Safety Approvals Safety standards Interface Parallel interface Forward channel Reverse channel Specification 120V Model Input voltage range 103.5 to 132V...

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    However, the printer mechanism is not initialized if the printer is turned on within 10 seconds after being turned off. In this case, the printer caps the print head, and ejects any paper in the paper path. Software...

  • Page 101: Default Settings, Built-in Fonts And Character Tables

    Available fonts and character tables are listed on page A-2. To change the default font or character table, follow these steps: Make sure the printer is turned off and paper is loaded in the sheet feeder. (Use paper at least 8.3 inches wide. Otherwise the print heads will spray ink directly onto the platen.)

  • Page 102: Command List

    Note: You may exit default setting mode any time by turning off the printer. Any changes you made remain in effect until you change them again. Command List ESC/P 2 control codes General operation Paper feeding Page format Print position...

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    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.

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    Detail setting. ESC/P Abbreviation for Epson Standard Code for Printers. This 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.

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    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.

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    This data is then sent to the printer directly or to the print server. Spool Manager An EPSON software program that converts print data into codes that your printer understands. See also spool. Status Monitor An EPSON software program that displays the printer’s status,...

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    Colorimetric setting ColorSync CompuServe Contrast setting Control codes Control panel Copies setting Custom paper size Custom settings 3-10 Cyan setting Default printer options, setting Deleting print job Despooler Dithering DOS, printing from Draft printing Driver, help Index 2-10 2-10 buttons...

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    Forms, printing Glossy media choosing 1-10 printing on specifications Halftoning setting Head Cleaning utility Help, EPSON Help, online 1-12 1-13 High quality glossy paper, see Photo Quality Glossy Film High Quality Ink Jet Paper Horizontal banding Host system, network setup...

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    1-12 Orientation setting Paper Paper size, custom Perceptual setting Perfect Picture Software Suite Photo Paper, EPSON 6-12 Photo Quality Glossy Film Photo Quality Glossy Paper Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets...

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    Replacing ink cartridges Resolution Safety approvals instructions Saturation setting Self adhesive sheets choosing 1-10 printing on specifications Self test, see Printer operation check Service Single sheets, printing Smears Specifications Spool directory Spool Manager 6-14 Status Monitor Support System requirements Technical specifications...

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    What’s This prompt 1-13 Windows managing print jobs from network printing printing from Windows 95 Spool Manager Windows NT online help 1-13 setting default printer options World Wide Web Yellow setting 4-12 Index...

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