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Epson Stylus Photo R340 Manual: Aligning The Print Head; Related Documentation; Transporting The Printer

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Epson Stylus Photo R340
If you don't see any improvement after cleaning three or
four times, check the solutions in your Printer Basics. You
can also turn the printer off and wait overnight—this allows
any dried ink to soften—and then try cleaning the print
head again.

Aligning the Print Head

If your printouts contain misaligned vertical lines or
horizontal banding, you may need to align the print head.
You can align the print head either from the printer's control
panel or using your printer software. To align the print head
from the printer software, the printer must be connected
directly to your computer (not over a network); see your on-
screen User's Guide for details.
Note: For the best results, load letter-size Epson Photo Quality Ink
Jet Paper in the printer whenever you check the print head alignment.
Follow these steps to align the print head using the control
panel:
1. Make sure the printer is turned
on but not printing, and letter-
size paper is loaded.
2. Press the
button.
Setup
3. Press d to choose
Head
, then press
Alignment
4. Press the x
button to print
Start
the alignment pattern.
5. Once the pattern is done
printing, examine the first row or
set of boxes (marked #1). Select
the box (1-9) which is most
evenly printed, with no
noticeable streaks or lines. You may need to use a
magnifying glass.
6. Press r, press u or d to choose the box number, then press
.
OK
7. Repeat step 6 to select the best box for sets #2, #3, and #4.
8. When you're finished, press
Transporting the Printer
If you move your printer some distance, you need to prepare it
for transportation in its original box or one of a similar size.
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Epson Stylus Photo R340
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.
OK
, then press
again.
OK
OK
Caution: To avoid damage, always leave the ink cartridges installed
when transporting the printer.
1. Turn on the printer, wait until the print head locks in the
far right position, then turn off the printer.
2. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.
3. Remove any memory cards from the printer and close the
memory card cover.
4. Remove any paper from the printer, push down the paper
support extension, and close the paper support.
5. Open the printer cover. Secure the ink cartridge holder to
the printer with tape as shown, then close the printer cover.
6. Make sure the CD/DVD tray guide is closed, then push in
the output tray extension and close the output tray.
7. Repack the printer and its attachments in the original box
using the protective materials that came with them. See
your Start Here sheet.
Keep the printer level as you transport it. After transporting
the printer, remove the tape securing the print head and test
your printer. If you notice a decline in print quality, clean the
print head (see page 11); if output is misaligned, align the
print head (see page 12).
Related Documentation
CPD-20396
Epson Stylus Photo R340 Printer Basics
CPD-20406
Epson Stylus Photo R340 Start Here
CPD-20397
Epson Stylus Photo R340 Quick Reference
CPD-20398
Epson Stylus Photo R340
CD-ROM with electronic User's Guide
8/05
Tape the ink
cartridge holder
to the printer
case

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