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COLOR INK JET PRINTER
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    Neither is any liability assumed for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein. Neither Seiko Epson Corporation nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of this product or third parties for damages, losses, costs, or expenses incurred by purchaser or third parties as a result of: accident, misuse, or abuse of this product or unauthorized modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product, or (excluding the U.S.) failure to...

  • Page 2

    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 3: Table Of Contents

    Introduction Getting the Most Out of Your Printer ....1 Three Resolutions to Choose From ....1 Special Papers .

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    Controlling the Printer Using the Printer Driver ..... . . 2-2 Accessing the Driver ..... . . 2-3 Using the Driver Dialog Box .

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    Appendix A Technical Specifications Printing ....... . A-2 Paper ....... . . A-3 Ink Cartridges .

  • Page 6: Printer Parts

    Printer Parts edge guides sheet feeder output tray extension paper thickness lever power switch thickness adjustment lever paper support control panel printer cover transparency guide parallel interface connector print head unit release lever print head unit output tray ink cartridge...

  • Page 7: Getting The Most Out Of Your Printer

    You customize these settings using the printer driver. Before using your printer, read this section to learn more about the print options available to you. Also click on the ReadMe icon in the EPSON program group in ® Microsoft Windows...

  • Page 8: Special Papers

    You can order these products from EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766 (U.S. sales only). In Canada, call (800) BUY-EPSON for sales locations. For information about special papers and other media, see Chapter 1.

  • Page 9: Microweave For Superior Output

    The EPA estimates that if all desktop computers, printers, and other peripheral devices met Energy Star standards, energy cost savings would exceed $1 billion annually and carbon dioxide emissions would be reduced by 20 million tons. All of EPSON’s ink jet printers conform to Energy Star standards. Introduction...

  • Page 10: Energy-saving Tips

    Chapter 2, “Controlling the Printer,” provides instructions for managing the printer’s operation through the printer driver software and the printer’s control panel. It also tells you how to manage print jobs and access the Default Setting mode. Chapter 3, “Maintenance,” gives instructions for cleaning the print heads, replacing an ink cartridge, calibrating the printer, cleaning the printer, and transporting it.

  • Page 11: Where To Get Help

    A Glossary and Index are included at the end of the manual. Where to Get Help If you purchased your printer in the United States or Canada and you need technical assistance, you can call an EPSON Color Specialist at (800) 788-0343. EPSON also provides customer support and service through a...

  • Page 12: Electronic Support Services

    Info and EPSON Contacts. Link to the EPSON Connection for the latest drivers and FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) and the EPSON Chat area. To get in touch with EPSON around the world, EPSON Contacts includes Contact Information for local EPSON subsidiaries.

  • Page 13: Important Safety Instructions

    Epson America Forum on CompuServe. If you are already a member, simply type GO EPSON at the menu prompt to reach the Forum. If you are not currently a member, you are eligible for a free introductory membership as an owner of an EPSON product.

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    Do not let the power cord become damaged or frayed. If you use an extension cord with the printer, make sure the total ampere rating of the devices plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the cord’s ampere rating.

  • Page 15

    Chapter 1 Paper Handling Choosing Paper and Other Media ....Setting the Paper Thickness and Adjustment Levers ..Paper Thickness Lever ..... Thickness Adjustment Lever .

  • Page 16: Choosing Paper And Other Media

    EPSON ink jet printers. These papers include the following: EPSON special coated paper for 360 dpi. Use this paper for best results when printing at 360 dpi. EPSON special coated paper for 720 dpi. Use this paper for best results when printing at 720 dpi.

  • Page 17: Setting The Paper Thickness And Adjustment Levers

    Before you change the lever settings, make sure there is no paper in the paper path and that printing is paused. To do this, press the Pause button or turn off the printer. Paper Thickness Lever The paper thickness lever on the right side of the sheet feeder has two settings: plain paper and thick paper.

  • Page 18: Thickness Adjustment Lever

    Thickness Adjustment Lever You need to change the position of the thickness adjustment lever when you print on thick paper, such as envelopes, or if your documents smear, as shown in the following table. Paper type Standard paper Transparency film Envelopes or labels Previously smeared documents Paper Handling...

  • Page 19

    To access the lever, open the printer cover; the lever is in the left back corner, as shown below. If a document is smeared, set the thickness adjustment lever to the + position (regardless of the paper type) and print it again.

  • Page 20: Loading Plain Paper

    + position. Also make sure no labels are curled or peeling away from the backing when you load them. 1. Slide out the output tray located at the bottom of the printer; then pull out the extension.

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    2. Slide the left edge guide on the sheet feeder to the left as far as it will go. 3. Fan a stack of paper; then tap it on a flat surface to even the edges. 4. Load the stack of paper, printable side up, so that its right edge rests against the right side of the sheet feeder.

  • Page 22: Feeding Paper One Sheet At A Time

    5. Slide the left edge guide against the left edge of the paper as shown below. 6. Change the Media Type and other printer driver settings so they are appropriate for the paper or labels you loaded. For instructions see Chapter 2. (For labels, select Plain paper as your Media Type.)

  • Page 23: Loading Special Papers And Other Media

    Use special coated paper and glossy papers within one year of purchase. Use transparencies within six months. Before printing on EPSON high-quality glossy paper, or special coated paper for 720 or 360 dpi, make sure the color print head unit is installed and Color Head Unit is selected in the driver’s Document Type dialog box.

  • Page 24: Loading Special Papers And Transparencies

    30 sheets of EPSON high-quality glossy paper with a sheet of plain paper beneath the last sheet in the stack; to avoid printing on the plain paper, print your document one page at a time.

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    Follow these steps to load special paper or transparency film: 1. Slide out the output tray located at the bottom of the printer; then pull out the extension. 2. If you are loading transparencies, raise the transparency guide on the output tray, as shown.

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    3. Slide the left edge guide on the sheet feeder to the left as far as it will go. 4. Fan a stack of paper or transparencies; then tap it on a flat surface to even the edges. 5. Load the paper or transparencies with the printable surface face up.

  • Page 27: Loading Envelopes

    6. Change the Media Type and other printer driver settings so they are appropriate for the paper or transparency film you loaded. (See Chapter 2 for instructions.)

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    (forward) as shown. 3. Adjust the left edge guide so the envelopes feed straight into the paper path. 4. Change the Media Type and other printer driver settings so they are appropriate for the envelopes you loaded. (See Chapter 2 for instructions.)

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    Controlling the Printer Using the Printer Driver ..... . Accessing the Driver ..... .

  • Page 30: Using The Printer Driver

    “Managing Print Jobs” explains how you can use the EPSON Spool Manager to monitor, cancel, or change the order of print jobs. “Using the Printer’s Control Panel” covers the printer functions available through the control panel on the top front of the printer.

  • Page 31: Accessing The Driver

    1. Double-click the Control Panel icon in the Main program group. 2. Double-click the Printers icon. 3. Choose the EPSON Stylus COLOR IIs driver in the list of Installed Printers. 4. Choose Setup. You see the printer driver dialog box shown on page 2-5.

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    4. Pull down the Printer menu and select Properties. 5. Click the Details tab. 6. Click the Setup button. You see the printer driver dialog box, shown on page 2-5. Accessing the driver from Windows applications If you want to change the settings only for the application you are currently using, access the driver by choosing Print or Print Setup from the File menu of your software program.

  • Page 33: Using The Driver Dialog Box

    Windows 3.1 Control Panel or Windows 95. Using the Driver Dialog Box However you accessed the printer driver, you see the following dialog box: (If you do not see this dialog box, the driver has not been installed correctly.

  • Page 34: Driver Settings

    Print Head Unit Paper Paper Size (Orientation) Paper Source Copies Printing Printing Mode Mode/ (resolution) Options Media Type Print Options Controlling the Printer Options Automatic Presentation Photograph Drawing Text Monochrome Color A4 210 297 mm A4 (Centered) 210 297 mm...

  • Page 35: Changing Settings

    Cancel. For more information about the settings, see this chapter, choose the Help button in the driver dialog box, or select the EPSON Stylus ReadMe icon in the EPSON program group. Options –50% - 0% - 50% –50% - 0% - 50%...

  • Page 36: Document Type

    Document Type These settings tell the printer what type of document you are printing and which print head unit is installed. Document Types Select the document type that most closely matches the type of document you are printing or let the printer driver select it automatically.

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    Print Head Unit Specifies Color Head Unit for printing in CMY color. CMY refers to the printer’s colored inks: cyan (blue-green), magenta, and yellow. (A blend of all three produces composite black.) When you select Monochrome Head Unit, the printer prints using only black ink.

  • Page 38: Paper Settings

    The Paper settings determine the size of the document, its orientation, and copying information. Paper Size By default, the printer expects letter-size (8.5 11 inches) paper. To select a different paper or envelope size, choose from the following predefined sizes:...

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    Normally you should select the page orientation in your software application, not with the driver. Paper source For your printer, the paper source is always Auto Sheet Feeder/Manual. Copies Allows you to specify the number of copies to be printed,...

  • Page 40: Printing Mode/options Settings

    Specifies a resolution of 720 dpi, 360 dpi, or 180 dpi. Resolution is the amount of detail used to create an image. The higher the resolution, the sharper and finer the image. 2-12 Controlling the Printer Media Type setting Default Print Options* Special coated...

  • Page 41

    MicroWeave is automatically turned on and High Speed mode is turned off. For the best possible results at 720 dpi, load EPSON special coated paper for 720 dpi, or EPSON high-quality glossy paper. For most color printing, select Best - 360 dpi. This resolution produces good-quality, full-color images using less memory and in less time than 720 dpi.

  • Page 42: Image Settings

    Whenever possible, use your software program to make these adjustments. If you use the printer driver, it is best to let its Automatic Document Type setting select the appropriate image settings for you. If your original image is of poor quality, however, you can adjust the image settings to improve the printed output.

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    Color Matching Controls the printer’s color correction features based on the selected Document Type. Color Matching is automatically set to the most appropriate setting when you select a particular document type or use the Automatic setting.

  • Page 44: Halftoning Settings

    Standard adjusts colors so they closely match the original screen colors in images such as illustrations. Halftoning Settings You achieve the best halftoning results when you let the printer driver’s Document Type setting select the appropriate halftone method. If you selected the Automatic Document Type option, the driver selects halftone settings appropriate to each page it prints.

  • Page 45: Managing Print Jobs

    Whenever you send a print job to the printer, the Despooler status box appears in the bottom right corner of your screen and an icon for the EPSON Spool Manager appears in the bottom portion of your screen. The Spool Manager icon is also...

  • Page 46

    Note: You may not see the EPSON Spool Manager icon in the bottom portion of your screen if the Windows Program Manager window or an application window is maximized. Reduce the window size to reveal the icon. The Despooler status box, which is similar to the one shown...

  • Page 47: Using The Printer's Control Panel

    You can also access the EPSON Spool Manager when you are not printing. Double-click the Spool Manager icon in the EPSON Program group. Note: If you get an error message while trying to print, the problem may be caused by conflicts with other temporary files or directories. See Chapter 4 for more information.

  • Page 48: Lights

    Chapter 4. Condensed On when condensed mode is selected. In this mode, the printer prints selected fonts at 60% of their width so that more characters can fit on a page. Economy On when economy printing mode is selected. In economy mode the printer uses less ink by printing fewer dots per character.

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    Prints a demonstration page of the printer’s fonts and colors. (Paper must be loaded in the printer.) POWER Hold down Alt until the printer feeds a page. To exit switch demonstration mode, wait until the Pause light comes on; then turn off the printer.

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    See POWER Chapter 4 for more information. Hold down switch Load/Eject and Pause until the printer feeds a page. To exit the hex dump mode, press the Pause button and turn off the printer. 2-22...

  • Page 51: Using The Default Setting Mode

    Using the Default Setting Mode Additional printer functions are available through the Default setting mode. Because the printer’s factory default settings are designed to meet the needs of almost all users, you rarely need to change the additional printer functions listed below. If necessary, however, you can turn on the Default setting mode and change the settings using the control panel buttons.

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    When you are finished, press Pause and turn off the printer to exit Default setting mode. (If a partial page feeds before you press Pause, press Load/Eject to clear the paper path.)

  • Page 53: Maintenance

    Removing and Installing an Ink Cartridge ..Cleaning the Printer ......

  • Page 54: Cleaning The Print Head

    Follow these steps to clean either print head: 1. Make sure the printer is turned on and press the Pause button. 2. Hold down the Alt button and press Pause. The cleaning cycle begins.

  • Page 55: Replacing The Print Head Unit

    After you clean the print head, turn off the printer; then hold down the Alt button as you turn the printer back on. This prints a demonstration page so you can see if your print quality has improved. (After the page prints, the Pause light comes on;...

  • Page 56

    2. Open the printer cover by lifting the edges on both sides. Warning: Never insert your hand in the paper path behind the center of the cover; you may damage the printer or injure your hand. 3. Hold down the Alt button for about five seconds until the print head moves slightly left, to the ink cartridge install position.

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    5. Grasp both sides of the print head unit and carefully lift it out of the printer. Place the unit on a flat, clean surface. Caution: Do not touch the electrical contacts on the back and bottom of the print head unit or inside the printer;...

  • Page 58

    6. Remove the other print head unit from its storage box by pressing the notch as shown. 7. Carefully insert the print head unit into the printer with the electrical contacts and the print head facing the back of the printer, as shown.

  • Page 59: Replacing An Ink Cartridge

    The printer’s Error light tells you when an ink cartridge is low on ink and when you need to replace the cartridge. If the Error light flashes, the cartridge is low on ink. If the printer stops, the Pause light comes on, and the Error light flashes rapidly, the cartridge is empty.

  • Page 60: Selecting The Correct Ink Cartridges

    When you need new ink cartridges, contact your dealer or call EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766 (U.S. only). In Canada, call (800) BUY-EPSON for sales locations. Caution: Use only genuine EPSON cartridges and do not refill them. Other products may cause damage not covered by EPSON’s warranty. Maintenance...

  • Page 61: Removing And Installing An Ink Cartridge

    Removing and Installing an Ink Cartridge Follow these steps to replace an ink cartridge: 1. Make sure the printer is on and the Error light is flashing. 2. Press the Pause button; the Pause light comes on. 3. Open the printer cover by lifting the edges on both sides.

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    6. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it carefully so any excess ink does not spill out. Do not take the used cartridge apart or try to refill it. Warning: If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water.

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    8. Lower the ink cartridge into the print head unit with the label facing up and the arrow on the top of the cartridge pointing toward the back of the printer. 9. Press down the ink cartridge clamp until it locks in place.

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    When you discard an ink cartridge, always remove it from the print head unit first. Do not discard the print head unit. Use only genuine EPSON ink cartridges and do not refill them. Other products may cause damage not covered by EPSON’s warranty.

  • Page 65: Cleaning The Printer

    If you want to clean the printer, follow these steps: 1. Turn off the printer and disconnect any cables connected to it. Be sure to keep the printer cover closed as you clean it. 2. Remove any paper or other media from the sheet feeder.

  • Page 66: Transporting The Printer

    Sheet that was packed with the printer. 9. Repack the printer and attachments in the original box. Be sure to keep the printer flat as you transport it. If you notice problems with the printed image after transporting the printer, clean the print head as described on page 3-2.

  • Page 67: Calibrating The Printer

    Bi-D Calibration Utility. You may need to do this after moving the printer to a new location, for example. You can copy the Bi-D Calibration Utility from the Windows printer driver diskette to your hard disk, or run it from the diskette when needed.

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    7. The next screen prompts you to enter an offset value to align the print head. Wait for 1 minute while the printer prints a page of multiple patterns of vertical lines, each of which is assigned an offset value. Look for the pattern that is most closely aligned.

  • Page 69

    Chapter 4 Troubleshooting Print Quality Problems ..... . . Problems with Printing ..... . . Paper Handling Problems .

  • Page 70

    If you have a printing problem, check the appropriate section and follow all suggestions that apply to your problem. Also check the ReadMe icon in the EPSON program group for the latest information. If none of the suggested solutions solve your problem, see “Where to Get Help”...

  • Page 71: Print Quality Problems

    For color or complex grayscale images, turn on MicroWeave and turn off High Speed mode. Use a higher quality paper. For best print quality, use EPSON special coated papers for 360 and 720 dpi or EPSON high-quality glossy paper (720 dpi only). Note: Do not use high-quality glossy paper when you print at 360 dpi.

  • Page 72

    If you are using 720 dpi resolution, you get better results if you use EPSON special coated paper for 720 dpi or EPSON high-quality glossy paper.

  • Page 73

    You may need to run two or three cleaning cycles. The printout contains incorrect or garbled characters. Make sure EPSON Stylus COLOR IIs is selected as the default Windows printer driver. If you are running Windows, make sure the Print Manager is turned off in the Control Panel Printers utility;...

  • Page 74

    EPSON dealer or authorized EPSON servicer. You see incorrect colors in your printout. Make sure EPSON Stylus COLOR IIs is selected as the default Windows printer driver. Check that the printer driver’s Brightness and Contrast settings are appropriate for the image.

  • Page 75: Problems With Printing

    Default setting mode as described in Chapter 2. Problems with Printing If you cannot get the printer to print, first check that paper is loaded in the printer. Then check that the printer is plugged into a working electrical outlet that is not controlled by a switch or timer.

  • Page 76

    There is a carriage error. Turn off the printer; then, after a few seconds, turn it on and try printing again. If the same lights flash again, contact your dealer or an authorized EPSON servicer. Printing stops and all lights are flashing (except the Power light).

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    See the Setup Guide for instructions. You see error messages because of printing conflicts. Before sending print jobs to the printer, the EPSON Spool Manager stores them in a temporary directory. If you see conflict error messages or printing is very slow, the problem may be caused by other temporary files in this directory.

  • Page 78

    The printer prints blank pages. Make sure EPSON Stylus COLOR IIs is selected as the default Windows printer driver. Make sure you selected the correct Paper Size option in the printer driver; see your Setup Guide for instructions. Also make sure the margins you selected in your application software fit the paper size you’re using.

  • Page 79

    The printer does not seem to receive print jobs sent by the computer. Release any print jobs that may be held in the EPSON Spool Manager. Start Spool Manager and click any job marked pending or held. Then open the Document menu and select Delete.

  • Page 80: Paper Handling Problems

    Use a higher quality paper that is suitable for ink jet printers and is not too thin, too thick, or rough. For best quality, use EPSON special coated and high-quality glossy papers. See Chapter 1 for more information about loading paper and Appendix A for paper specifications.

  • Page 81: Other Paper Handling Problems

    If you have other paper handling problems, see the following suggestions. The printer loads more than one sheet at a time. Remove the stack of paper and fan it. Tap it on a flat surface to even the edges. Then reload the paper.

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    Ejected paper is wrinkled. The paper is too thin or damp. Do not store paper in damp or humid places. Paper does not fully eject. Use the Load/Eject button to eject the page. The paper may be too long. Use paper that is within the specified size.

  • Page 83: Technical Specifications

    Appendix A Technical Specifications Printing ....... . Paper ....... . . Ink Cartridges .

  • Page 84: Printing

    Printing Printing method: Nozzle configuration: Printable columns and printing speed (color, letter-size paper)*: Character pitch (characters per inch) 17 (10 condensed) 20 (12 condensed) Print speeds vary depending on system configuration, software application, resolution, and amount of page covered. Resolution: Paper feed speed: Input buffer: Print direction:...

  • Page 85: Paper

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

  • Page 86

    (High-quality glossy paper can be stored at 20 to 60% relative humidity.) Do not load curled or folded paper, envelopes, or transparencies. The following EPSON genuine papers are available: Special coated paper for 720 dpi printing (Letter) Special coated paper for 720 dpi printing (Legal)

  • Page 87

    Printable area: Single sheets Envelopes The minimum top margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm). BL The minimum left margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm). Note: When printing multiple sheets of glossy paper, the minimum top margin is 1.2 inches (30 mm). BR The minimum right margin is: 0.12 inch (3.0 mm) for Statement and Executive paper, and Transparencies...

  • Page 88: Ink Cartridges

    Ink Cartridges Black ink cartridge (S020047): Color Print capacity* Cartridge life Temperature Dimensions Color ink cartridge (S020049): Colors Print capacity* Cartridge life Temperature Dimensions The print capacity may vary depending on how often you use the print head cleaning function. Also, if you print large graphics and dense text with little white space, you use ink faster.

  • Page 89: Mechanical

    Caution: Use only genuine EPSON cartridges and do not refill them. Other products may cause damage not covered by EPSON’s warranty. Do not use an ink cartridge after the expiration date on the package. Mechanical Paper feed method: Total print volume:...

  • Page 90: Environmental

    R.F.I.: Fonts The printer comes with an installed set of fonts as described and shown in the tables below. However, the printer always uses the fonts you select with your software program. The only time you need to select the printer’s installed fonts is when your software program does not allow...

  • Page 91: Interface Specifications

    Bitmap fonts Fonts EPSON Roman EPSON Sans Serif EPSON Courier Font samples Interface Specifications Your printer is equipped with an 8-bit parallel interface. Data format: Synchronization: Handshake timing: Signal level: Connector: 10 cpi 12 cpi 15 cpi 8-bit parallel, IEEE P1284 compatible mode...

  • Page 92: Pin Assignments

    1) During data entry 2) During initialization 3) During self test, 4) During a printer-error state A HIGH signal indicates the printer is in a paper-out state or in an error state. SLCT Pulled up to +5 V through 1 k resistance...

  • Page 93

    0.2 microseconds. Data transfer must be carried out by observing the ACKNLG or BUSY signal. Data transfer to this printer can be carried out only after receipt of the ACKNLG signal or when the level of the BUSY signal is LOW.

  • Page 94: Timing Chart

    0.5 s (Min.) Transition time (both the rise and the fall) of every signal must be less than 0.2 s. Initialization The printer can be initialized (returned to a fixed set of conditions) in these ways: Hardware initialization Software initialization...

  • Page 95: Default Settings

    Default Settings The table below shows the default settings that take effect when the printer is initialized. Item Top-of-form position Page length Left and right margins Line spacing Character pitch Vertical tab position Horizontal tab positions Font selection Special printing effects...

  • Page 96

    A-14 Technical Specifications...

  • Page 97

    Appendix B Commands and Character Tables Command List ......Character Tables ......International Character Sets .

  • Page 98: Command List

    This printer works with the following ESC/P 2 commands. If you need more information about using printer commands, you can purchase the ESC/P 2 Reference Manual (ESCP2REF) from EPSON Accessories by calling (800) 873-7766 (in the U.S. only). In Canada, call (800) BUY-EPSON for sales locations. General operation:...

  • Page 99: Character Tables

    Character Tables The printer comes with an installed set of character tables. However, when printing from Windows and most DOS software programs, the printer prints the characters you see on screen and does not use its built-in character tables. Unless you’re printing from a DOS program, and cannot print the...

  • Page 100

    PC850 (Multilingual) PC860 (Portuguese) PC861 (Icelandic) PC863 (Canadian-French) Commands and Character Tables...

  • Page 101

    PC865 (Nordic) Abicomp BRASCII Commands and Character Tables...

  • Page 102

    Italic Commands and Character Tables No characters are available for hex code 15 in the italic character table...

  • Page 103: International Character Sets

    International Character Sets You can select one of the following international character sets using the printer’s Default setting mode or the ESC R command. For example, when you select “Italic France,” the characters in the “France” row on the table below are used in the italic character table.

  • Page 104: Characters Available With Esc

    Characters Available with ESC (^ Command To print the characters in the table below, use the ESC ( ^ command. Commands and Character Tables...

  • Page 105

    The range of difference between the darkest and lightest colors in an image. The greater the difference, the higher the contrast. control code A special code used to control a printer function such as performing a carriage return or line feed. default A value or setting that takes effect when the equipment is turned on, reset, or initialized.

  • Page 106

    ESC/P ® EPSON Standard Code for Printers. The system of commands sent by the computer to control the printer. It is standard for all EPSON printers and supported by most application software for personal computers. ESC/P 2 Enhanced version of the ESC/P printer command language.

  • Page 107

    Printing in only one color. For the Stylus COLOR IIs, monochrome printing refers to printing with black ink. printable area The area of a page on which the printer can print. It is smaller than the physical size of the page due to margins. printer driver A software program that sends commands for using the features of a particular printer.

  • Page 108

    The degree to which a color is undiluted by white light. The more saturated the color, the more pure and bright it is. self test A method for checking the operation of the printer. When you run the self test, the printer prints the characters stored in its memory. subtractive colors Colors produced by pigments that absorb some colors of light and reflect others.

  • Page 109

    Buffer, input, A-2 Built-in interface, Intro-1, A-9–12 Bulletin Board Service, Intro-6 Buttons, control panel, 2-19–22 Cable, printer, 4-7–8 Calibrating the printer, 2-14, 3-15–16 Canceling print jobs, 2-18 Carriage return character, 2-23 Cartridges, see Ink cartridges Character pitch, 2-24, A-13 Character tables available, A-3, B-3–6...

  • Page 110

    Dampness, see Humidity Default setting mode, 2-23–24 Default settings at initialization, A-13 printer, 2-23–24 printer driver, 2-2, 2-6–7, 4-5–6, 4-11 Demonstration page, printing, 2-21, 3-3, 4-3, 4-6, 4-11 Despooler status box, 2-17–18 Diffusion, error, 2-7, 2-17 Dithering, 2-7, 2-17 Document Type settings, 2-8–9 Dpi, Intro-1–2, A-2...

  • Page 111

    Microsoft Windows VGA driver, 4-5 MicroWeave, Intro-3, 2-6, 2-13–14, 4-3, 4-5 Monitoring print jobs, 2-17–19 Monochrome ink cartridges, see Ink cartridges Moving the printer, see Transporting the printer Network interface mode, 2-23 No Halftoning option, 2-7, 2-17 Non-smear printing mode, 1-5 Offset value, 3-16...

  • Page 112

    3-15–16 cleaning, 3-13 cleaning the print heads, 3-2, 3-8 control panel, 2-19–22 defaults, 2-23–24 dimensions, A-7 driver, see Printer driver feeding single sheets, 1-8 managing print jobs, 2-17–19 pausing, 2-20 problems, see Troubleshooting resetting, 2-21 self test, 2-21, 3-8, 4-8 specifications, A-2–13...

  • Page 113

    Specifications, A-2–13 Speed, see Print speed Spool Manager, 2-17–19, 4-5, 4-11 Support services CompuServe, Intro-7 customer, Intro-7 EPSON Bulletin Board, Intro-6 Tab positions, A-13 Technical assistance, Intro-5 Telephone, toll-free number, Intro-5 Temperature, A-4, A-6, A-8 Testing the printer, 2-21, 3-8 Thickness adjustment lever, 1-3–5...

  • Page 114

    1-9–13 printing problems, 4-4, 4-12–13 selecting, 1-2 setting, 2-6, 2-13 specifications, A-4 Transparency guide, 1-11 Transporting the printer, 3-14 Tray, see Auto sheet feeder Troubleshooting, 4-2–9, 4-12–14 Uni-D setting, 2-23 Unidirectional printing, 2-14, 2-23 User-defined character set, A-13 Index...

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