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Color 980N
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Setup and Software Installation


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  • Page 1: Start Here

            EPSON Stylus Color 980N Start Here Setup and Software Installation...

  • Page 2: Copyright Notice

    SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION. The information contained herein is designed only for use with this EPSON printer. EPSON is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other printers.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    SETTING UP YOUR PRINTER Unpacking the Printer Attaching the Paper Support Installing the Ink Cartridges Loading Paper Connecting the Printer to Your Network Printing a Status Sheet INSTALLING THE PRINT SERVER SOFTWARE Where To Get More Information EpsonNet WinAssist System Requirements...

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    Setting Up EpsonNet WebManager Installing and Starting the Software Uninstalling EpsonNet WebManager INSTALLING THE WORKSTATION SOFTWARE Installing the Printer Driver in Windows 95, 98, 2000, or NT 4.0 Changing Your Port Setting Installing the Printer Driver on a Macintosh Printing a Test Page...

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    FCC Compliance Statement Declaration of Conformity End User Software License Agreement Limited Warranty INDEX...

  • Page 6: Introduction

    How To Use Your Documentation To set up your EPSON Stylus Color 980N printer and install the network software needed for printing, see the following sections: Setting Up Your Printer explains how to physically set up the printer and connect it to the network.

  • Page 7: Warnings, Cautions, And Notes

    For additional tips on loading paper, printing, cleaning the print head, and replacing ink cartridges, watch the Fix-It Flix If you need to contact EPSON for help or for parts and accessories, see “Where To Get Help” on page 41.

  • Page 8: Opening The Printer Reference Guide

    Install Reference Guide If you copied the manual to your hard drive, you can access it at any time. Select , and click Start Programs Epson Macintosh 1. Insert the CD-ROM in your drive. 2. Open the Online Guides ®...

  • Page 9: Navigating The Reference Guide

    Install Reference Guide If you copied the manual to your hard drive, you can access it at any time. Open the Epson Stylus Color 980 Navigating the Reference Guide When you first open the Reference Guide, you see this screen: Click a topic on the left to expand the table of contents, then click a topic you want to view.

  • Page 10: Opening The Administrator's Manual

    The Administrator’s Manual is in PDF format, so you need to use Adobe to view it. If you don’t have Acrobat, you will be prompted to install it from the CD-ROM that came with your printer. Windows 1. Insert the CD-ROM in your drive. You see the following screen: 2.

  • Page 11: Watching Printer Movies

    Watching Printer Movies If you need help loading paper, replacing ink cartridges, cleaning the print head, or printing on both sides of the paper, you’ll want to watch the Fix-It Flix printer movies included on your CD-ROM. Follow these steps: 1.

  • Page 12: Setting Up Your Printer

    Setting Up Your Printer This chapter describes how to unpack and set up your printer. For more information on using and maintaining the printer, see the EPSON Stylus Color 980N Reference Guide as described on page 3. Unpacking the Printer Remove any packing material from the printer as described on the unpacking sheet in the printer box.

  • Page 13: Attaching The Paper Support

    Attaching the Paper Support Insert the paper support into the slots at the back of the printer’s sheet feeder. Put the printer near an available grounded outlet, but avoid areas: With high temperature or humidity In direct sunlight or dusty conditions...

  • Page 14: Installing The Ink Cartridges

    2. Lower the printer’s output tray and open the cover. 3. Press the P power button to turn on the printer. The P power light flashes and the B and A ink out lights come on. The black ink cartridge holder moves...

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    To ensure the print heads charge correctly, install the ink cartridges that came with your printer. You must remove the yellow tape from the top of the cartridge or you will permanently damage it. It’s okay if a small corner of the yellow tape stays on the cartridge.

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    6. Place the black ink cartridge in the holder with the label facing up and toward the back of the printer, as shown. Then close the clamp, making sure it clicks into place. If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water.

  • Page 17: Loading Paper

    Loading Paper 1. Open the output tray extensions. Slide the left edge guide so it’s a little wider than your paper. left edge guide 2. Load a stack of plain paper with the printable side up and place it against the right edge guide.

  • Page 18: Connecting The Printer To Your Network

    1. Attach the network cable to the connector on the card. status sheet button twisted-pair connector 2. To initialize the card, turn on the printer while pressing down the status sheet button. Continue pressing the status sheet button for five seconds. Printing a Status Sheet To print a status sheet, press the status sheet button and hold it for about three seconds.

  • Page 20: Installing The Print Server Software

    New features of the print server include support for Windows 2000 IPP (Internet Printing Protocol), printer status pages, and Port 9100. Because the print server supports the printer MIB (RFC 1759) standard, proxy response and SNMP settings such as SNMP community, IP trap, and IPX trap are available with EpsonNet WebAssist.

  • Page 21: Where To Get More Information

    Most of the utilities also include online help that you can access while you’re working with them. EPSON technical support EPSON offers a variety of technical support options, including information on the Internet and direct telephone assistance. See page 41 for more information. EpsonNet WinAssist The EpsonNet WinAssist program lets you configure the print server using Windows 95, 98, NT, or 2000.

  • Page 22: System Requirements

    System Requirements Operating system Memory Hard disk space Installing EpsonNet WinAssist Before you install the software, make sure you set up the required protocols and services in your operating system. If you install EpsonNet WinAssist before you add or delete protocols or services, the software may not work. You may need to uninstall and then reinstall it.

  • Page 23: System Requirements

    System Requirements Operating system Memory Hard drive space Installing EpsonNet MacAssist 1. Insert the CD-ROM in your drive. 2. Double-click the instructions on the screen. EpsonNet WebAssist The EpsonNet WebAssist program, which is pre-installed on the print server card, lets you configure the print server using one of the following browsers: Microsoft Internet Explorer version 4.0 or later Netscape Navigator version 3.02 or later...

  • Page 24: Epsonnet Webmanager

    EpsonNet WebManager lets you monitor and control all your network printers. It supports Windows, Macintosh, and UNIX platforms and allows you to manage EPSON printers that support the printer MIB (RFC1759) standard. Although EpsonNet WebManager supports multiple network platforms, you can only install it in a Windows environment.

  • Page 25: Supported Printers

    EPL-N4000+ EPL-C8000 EPL-C8200 In addition, EpsonNet WebManager will support most future non-PostScript EPSON printers with a Type B interface. EpsonNet WebManager Functions Following are the main functions of the software: Device list Searches for printers on the network and displays a list with current status.

  • Page 26: Setting Up Epsonnet Webmanager

    Install EpsonNet WebManager and run it through a browser installed on the same computer. The EpsonNet WebManager server—running Windows 95, 98, 2000, and NT 4.0—functions as the network administration server: EpsonNet WebManager server printer with EpsonNet internal print server printer with EpsonNet internal print server printer with built-in network interface...

  • Page 27: Installing And Starting The Software

    Start menu. EpsonNet WebManager server , then follow the instructions on program in the SETUP.EXE printer with EpsonNet internal print server printer with EpsonNet internal print server printer with built-in network interface folder on the...

  • Page 28: Uninstalling Epsonnet Webmanager

    To open EpsonNet WebManager from a client computer, open a browser and enter the IP address (or host name) of the server and port number (8090): http:// the IP address or host name of the server:8090/ for example: You see the main page: Click to view the online manual...

  • Page 30: Installing The Workstation Software

    Chooser. For information on using your printer driver to control the quality and appearance of your printed documents, see the EPSON Stylus Color 980N Reference Guide as described on page 3.

  • Page 31: Installing The Printer Driver In Windows 95, 98, 2000, Or Nt

    Install EPSON Stylus COLOR 980N Printer Driver the on-screen instructions to install the software. Your printer is automatically set to your local port, LPT1. You need to change it to follow the network path to your printer by adding a port. See the section below.

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    39. Background monitoring is a feature of Status Monitor 3, a utility that automatically installs with the printer driver. Status Monitor 3 permits each workstation to monitor the printer and check ink levels, but it also increases network traffic. To learn more about Status Monitor 3, see the next chapter.

  • Page 33: Installing The Printer Driver On A Macintosh

    Printer Driver Installer 4. Follow the instructions on the screen and restart your computer. To use the printer or configure the printer’s Ethernet card, you need to select the printer in the Chooser and make sure AppleTalk is turned on. See your SC 980 (AT) Macintosh documentation for more information.

  • Page 34: Printing A Test Page

    General screen asks you to confirm that it printed correctly. If the test page does not print, see your electronic EPSON Stylus COLOR 980N Reference Guide or Administrator’s Manual for solutions to possible problems. , and click...

  • Page 36: Using Status Monitor 3 For Windows

    Windows 95, 98, 2000, or NT 4.0. It gives you ink levels for the printer and notifies you if the printer has any problems. It does create network traffic, however, so you may want to limit the number of users who can monitor the printer.

  • Page 37: Selecting A Printer To Monitor

    Selecting a Printer to Monitor To use EPSON Status Monitor 3, you have to select the printer you want to monitor. You do this in the printer’s Properties dialog box. Follow the steps below for your system: Windows NT 4.0 or 2000: 1.

  • Page 38

    Windows 95 or 98: 1. Click , point to Start Settings 2. Right-click your EPSON Stylus Color 980 3. When you see the Properties dialog box, click the tab. Details 4. Click . You see the Add Port Add Port dialog box.

  • Page 39

    5. Click , and then double-click the Browse icon. You see a list of Epson Epson_lpr printers on your network. 6. Select the printer you want to monitor, then click to close the Browse for Printer dialog box. 7. Click to close the Add Port dialog box 8.

  • Page 40: Turning Monitoring On And Off

    Windows taskbar (page 37) Turning On Monitoring from the Properties Dialog After selecting a printer to monitor (see page 32), follow these steps to launch EPSON Status Monitor 3 from the printer’s Properties dialog box: 1.

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    4. When you see the Properties dialog box, click the 5. Click the EPSON Status button to begin Monitor 3 monitoring. You see the Status Monitor 3 window, as shown on page 31. tab. Utility...

  • Page 42: Turning On Monitoring From A Shortcut Icon

    Turning On Monitoring from a Shortcut Icon After selecting a printer to monitor (see page 32), follow these steps to create a shortcut icon for the printer on your Windows taskbar: 1. Click , point to Start Settings 2. Right-click your EPSON Stylus Color 980 3.

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    Properties dialog box. You now have a shortcut icon for the selected printer on your Windows taskbar. Double-click the icon to start EPSON Status Monitor 3 for that printer. box to select it, to close...

  • Page 44: Disabling Background Monitoring

    Disabling Background Monitoring To limit traffic on your network, you can turn off background monitoring at individual workstations. Follow these steps: 1. Select the printer for which you want to disable background monitoring, as described on page 32. 2. Click...

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    7. Click Monitoring Preferences 8. Deselect any of the events that are enabled. 9. Click to close Monitoring Preferences, then click again to close the Speed and Progress dialog box. 10. Click to close the Properties dialog box. Background monitoring is disabled on this workstation until you enable it again from the Monitoring Preferences dialog box.

  • Page 46: Where To Get Help

    If you need help with your printer, the EpsonNet Internal Print Server, or any of the included software, see the contact information below. EPSON Technical Support EPSON provides technical assistance 24 hours a day through the electronic support services and automated telephone services listed in the following table. Service...

  • Page 47: Identifying Printer Parts

    Proof of purchase (such as a store receipt) and date of purchase Network configuration Description of the problem Identifying Printer Parts If you need help identifying the parts of the printer, refer to these illustrations: sheet feeder left edge guide...

  • Page 48: Ordering Epson Parts And Accessories

    Ordering EPSON Parts and Accessories You can purchase ink, paper, manuals, and accessories from the EPSON Store at (800) 873-7766 or visit the EPSON Store at (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral. For additional information on ordering ink and paper, see the inside back cover.

  • Page 50: Notices

    Notices This chapter includes system requirements, safety instructions, legal notices, and other important information about your EPSON Stylus Color 980N. For information about UNIX and OS2, see your Administrator’s Manual. Windows System Requirements To use your printer and its software, your system should have: ®...

  • Page 51: Macintosh System Requirements

    CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the printer software Ethernet network connection: a twisted-pair RJ45 “straight through” cable to connect the printer’s Ethernet card to your network. (If you’ll be connecting your computer directly to the printer, you must use an RJ45 “crossover” cable.) USB connection: a USB port and a shielded USB “AB”...

  • Page 52: Energy Star Compliance

    Be sure to follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer. Do not place the printer on an unstable surface or near a radiator or heating vent or in direct sunlight. Use only the type of power source indicated on the printer’s label.

  • Page 53: Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions

    Unplug the printer and refer servicing to qualified service personnel if the power cord or plug is damaged; if liquid has entered the printer; if the printer has been dropped or the case damaged; if the printer does not operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance.

  • Page 54: Fcc Compliance Statement

    (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Trade Name: EPSON Type of Product: Ink Jet Printer Model: EPSON Stylus COLOR 980: P120A For United States Users WARNING For Canadian Users Declaration of Conformity...

  • Page 55: End User Software License Agreement

    Licensee. If the Licensee does not agree to the terms and conditions of this Agreement, Licensee must return the Software, along with the Epson Hardware in its packaging with all of its contents, to Epson or to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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    Agreement, which shall remain valid and enforceable according to its terms. This Agreement may only be modified in writing signed by an authorized officer of Epson. Without prejudice to any other rights Epson has, this Agreement shall automatically terminate upon failure by Licensee to comply with its terms.

  • Page 57: Limited Warranty

    You must provide a credit card number to secure the cost of the replacement printer in the event that you fail to return the defective one. If your printer is being repaired, Epson will direct you to send your printer to Epson or its authorized service center.

  • Page 58: Index

    (MAC) address, 13 location on printer, 42 FCC Statement, 49 Fix-It Flix movies, 6 Hardware address, see Ethernet card Help EPSON technical support, 41 to 42 online, 16 Ink cartridges installing, 9 to 11 purchasing, 43 safety instructions, 48...

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    7, 13, 45, 46 connecting to network, 13 hardware address, see Ethernet card manual, 2 to 4 monitoring and controlling, see Printer driver, Status Monitor 3, and WebManager movies, 6 parts, identifying, 42 parts, purchasing, 43 port setting, changing, 26...

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