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  • Page 1 User’s Guide M00010600...
  • Page 2: Trademarks

    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 3: Organization Of This Manual

    Organization of this manual The following instruction guides are included with this product. PP-100N Setup Guide Briefly describes how to set up this product in 25 languages with illustrations. See the PP-100N Administrator’s Guide for more information. PP-100N User’s Guide (PDF) Presents detailed information users need to know such as how to install the software, the product functions and operations, as well as maintenance information.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Screen configuration of EPSON Total Disc ■ Cautions for CD/DVD discs......12 Setup................46 ■ Uses of this product.........12 Displaying Help of EPSON Total Disc Setup ..49 ■ EPSON Total Disc Monitor ......50 ■ Incidental loss arising from the use of this product ..............12 What is EPSON Total Disc Monitor? .....50...
  • Page 5 ■ Performing job operations ......112 Password problems ..........162 Checking job information ........112 Other problems ............162 Checking the job processing status...... 113 ■ Checking with EPSON Total Disc Pausing jobs ............114 Monitor............164 Resuming jobs............115 Canceling jobs............116 ■...
  • Page 6: Before Using This Product

    Before Using This Product For safe use • To use this product safely, be sure to read this guide as well as the other instruction guides included with this product before using it. • Keep this guide at hand so that you can resolve any questions you have about this product. To prevent harm to customers and other people or damage to property, this guide contains the following symbols and warning displays for operations and use that may be dangerous.
  • Page 7 Before Using This Product • Do not use flammable gas sprays inside or around this product. There is a risk that gas will build up and a spark may cause a fire. • Do not install in a place where volatile substances, such as alcohol or paint WARNING thinner, are present or in a place where there is fire.
  • Page 8: Cautions For The Power Source

    Cautions for the power source Do not connect or disconnect the power plug with wet hands. This may result in electric shock. WARNING Use only the type of power source indicated on the product’s label. Also, do not plug the power cord into an outlet with many other cords connected to it.
  • Page 9: Cautions For Using

    WARNING Immediately turn off the power, disconnect the power plug from the outlet, and contact your dealer or the Epson Repair Center about repairs. Servicing the product yourself is dangerous, so never attempt it. Do not insert or drop metal or flammable objects into the air vents or other openings.
  • Page 10 Do not step or place heavy objects on top of the product. Be especially careful in households with small children. There is a risk that it could fall over or break, resulting in injury. CAUTION Do not use the various cables (cords) to connect the product in a way other than that specified in the instruction guide.
  • Page 11: Warning

    The connection of a non-shielded interface cable to this product will invalidate the EMC standards of this device. You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by Seiko Epson Corporation could void your authority to operate the equipment.
  • Page 12: Cautions For Cd/Dvd Discs

    • During a malfunction or repair • When there is damage due to a natural disaster Even if the product is still under warranty, Epson accepts no responsibility for data that is lost or damaged due to causes not limited to those listed above.
  • Page 13: Part Names And Functions

    Part Names and Functions Part Names and Functions Front Control panel Use to control this product (PP-100N). It also shows the status of the product and menus. See “Control panel” on page 15 in this guide for details on the control panel. Ink cartridge cover Open to insert and replace ink cartridges.
  • Page 14 Inside Drive 1 Writes data on the recording surface of the discs. Drive 2 Writes data on the recording surface of the discs. Security lock switch Turns the disc cover lock function on and off. Printer Prints on the label surface of the discs. Stacker 3 Use as the disc output stacker in Batch Mode.
  • Page 15 Part Names and Functions Control panel Power LED Flashes and turns on when the power is turned on. BUSY LED Flashes when a job is being processed or a job is being received. ERROR LED Flashes and turns on when an error occurs. Shows menus and messages.
  • Page 16: Checking The Status Of This Product Using The Indicator Light Display

    Checking the status of this product using the indicator light display This section describes the status of the product using the indicator lights displayed on the control panel. Indicator light Flashing/On Status The power is on. When only the power LED is on, the product is on standby for data.
  • Page 17: Basic Operations

    Part Names and Functions Basic operations This section describes how to perform basic operations on the product. Turning on the power Press the Power button to turn on the power. The power LED flashes, and then stays on.
  • Page 18: Turning Off The Power

    Turning off the power Press the Power button for 1 to 3 seconds. The power LED flashes and then turns off, indicating that the power is off. • If there are jobs being published or waiting to be published, the power is turned off after finishing all of the jobs.
  • Page 19: Unlocking The Disc Cover

    Part Names and Functions Unlocking the disc cover If the security lock switch is set to on, the disc cover is locked automatically each time it is closed. To unlock the disc cover lock, use the disc cover key or use the control panel. If the security lock switch is set to off, the disc cover lock always remains unlocked.
  • Page 20: Opening The Disc Cover

    Opening the disc cover If the disc cover is locked, unlock it. See “Unlocking the disc cover” on page 19 in this guide for the procedure to unlock the lock. Hold the handle, and open the disc cover in the direction indicated by the arrow in the illustration below.
  • Page 21: Handling Stackers

    Part Names and Functions Handling stackers Load the discs into the stacker. See “Loading discs” on page 88 in this guide. Or take out the published discs from the stacker. (See “Taking out discs” on page 110 in this guide.) Handle the stacker as shown below. Stacker 1 Remove Gently lift and pull towards you to take out.
  • Page 22 Stacker 2 Remove Gently lift and pull towards you to take out. Attach Line up the indentations and attach.
  • Page 23 Part Names and Functions Stacker 3 Remove Hold the handle, lift it up, and then pull towards you to take out. Attach • When you insert Stacker 3, first check that there are no discs in Stacker 4, and then attach it.
  • Page 24 Stacker 4 • Do not apply strong force to Stacker 4 when handling it. • When the BUSY LED is flashing quickly, a disc is being ejected, so do not pull out Stacker 4. Discs may be damaged. • Set the lock lever to [UNLOCK] when using Stacker 4. Pull out Hold the Stacker 4 grip and pull out the stacker.
  • Page 25: Preparation

    • Important Note This software enables the customer to use this Epson product. This Epson product allows the customer to copy CDs and DVDs. When copying CDs and DVDs, you must meet the conditions that the work recorded on the discs do not have a copyright, that you have a copyright for the work, that you have received permission from the author, or that copying of the work on-to the discs is legally approved.
  • Page 26 Software operating requirements The minimum hardware and software requirements for using the supplied software are shown below. • Windows 2000 Professional SP4 or higher • Windows XP Home Edition 32bit SP2 or higher • Windows XP Professional 32bit SP2 or higher •...
  • Page 27: Installation

    Preparation Installation This section describes the procedure for installing the software. • To perform installation, the IP address or host name of the product are required. Confirm the IP address or host name of the product from the administrator. • If any other software or anti-virus programs are running, exit them before starting the installation.
  • Page 28 Click [EPSON Total Disc Maker] when the screen shown below is displayed. If the screen is not displayed. . . • Windows Vista: Click [Start] - [Computer], and double-click the CD-ROM icon to open the CD-ROM. Next, double- click the InstallNavi.EXE icon.
  • Page 29 Preparation Click [Next]. Carefully read the license agreement, and if you agree, select [I accept the terms of the license agreement], and click [Next].
  • Page 30 Verify the folder where you want to install the software, and click [Next]. To change the folder, click [Change] and specify the folder, and then click [Next]. Insert a check mark for [EPSON PP-100N (Network connection)], and then click [Next]. Check that [Complete] is selected, and click [Next].
  • Page 31 Preparation To install the printer drivers only, select [Printer Driver]. Notes Enter the IP address or host name of the product, and click [Next]. In this example, we enter http://192.168.192.168. If the IP address or host name of PP-100N is not entered, register this product after the installation is finished.
  • Page 32 EPSON Total Disc Setup. See “Registering the product” on page 33 in this guide, and then register this product. If only one unit of this product is connected, no registration process is necessary. Close the EPSON Total Disc Setup screen.
  • Page 33: Registering The Product

    Registering the product To use EPSON Total Disc Maker, you must register this product to the client computer. However, if only one product is connected, product registration is performed during the software installation process, and so this procedure is not necessary.
  • Page 34 Select [Network CD/DVD Publisher], and click [Next]. Enter the IP address or host name of the product to be registered, and click [Next]. If the administrator is not already registered, the confirmation message shown below is displayed. Clicking [OK] continues with the registration process for the product, but this product cannot be used until an administrator is registered.
  • Page 35 Preparation Enter the name into [Name] and click [OK]. This name is displayed at [Output device] that is selected in the Publishing screen of EPSON Total Disc Maker. This completes the product registration.
  • Page 36: Checking And Changing User Information

    Checking user information Log in to EPSON Total Disc Net Administrator. See “Logging in to EPSON Total Disc Net Administrator” on page 55 in this guide for the login procedure. Click the [User information] tab. The registered user information is displayed.
  • Page 37: Changing User Information

    Use the procedure below to change the full name and email address of a user. Log in to EPSON Total Disc Net Administrator. See “Logging in to EPSON Total Disc Net Administrator” on page 55 in this guide for the login procedure. Click [Edit user] in the [User information] tab.
  • Page 38: Changing Password

    Changing password The password is used to log in to EPSON Total Disc Net Administrator. Use the following procedure to change the password. Manage the password so that it cannot be used by anyone other than you. Log in to EPSON Total Disc Net Administrator.
  • Page 39 Preparation Click [OK].
  • Page 40: Uninstalling The Software

    Windows XP: Click [Add or Remove Programs]. Windows 2000: Double-click [Add or Remove Programs]. Delete EPSON Total Disc Maker. Windows Vista: Select EPSON Total Disc Maker, and click [Uninstall/Change]. Windows 2000/Windows XP: Select EPSON Total Disc Maker, and click [Change/Remove].
  • Page 41 Preparation Select [Remove], and click [Next]. Follow the on-screen messages to complete the uninstallation process.
  • Page 42: Using Applications

    EPSON Total Disc Maker What is EPSON Total Disc Maker? EPSON Total Disc Maker is software for editing the write data and the print data for the label surface, and publishing to this product (PP-100N). In EPSON Total Disc Maker, the execution of writing data to this product and printing labels is referred to as “publishing”.
  • Page 43: Screen Configuration Of Epson Total Disc Maker

    See EPSON Total Disc Maker Help for details on use. Disc view Starting EPSON Total Disc Maker or clicking [Disc] in another view displays the disc view. In the disc view, you can edit the data to write to the disc.
  • Page 44: Displaying Epson Total Disc Maker Help

    In the publish view, you can publish the writing data and label to this product. Displaying EPSON Total Disc Maker Help EPSON Total Disc Maker Help contains the procedures for using and specifications of EPSON Total Disc Maker. Click [Start] ( in Windows Vista) - [All Programs] (or [Programs]) - [EPSON Total Disc Maker] - [EPSON Total Disc Maker Help].
  • Page 45: Epson Total Disc Setup

    What is EPSON Total Disc Setup? EPSON Total Disc Setup is software for registering the product to the computer. It also allows you to check the Publish Mode, stacker to be used, drive, etc., as well as the basic settings for publishing discs with this product.
  • Page 46 Screen configuration of EPSON Total Disc Setup This section describes the screen configuration of EPSON Total Disc Maker. See Help of EPSON Total Disc Setup for details on use. Setup screen (2) (3) Registers this product. Remove Deletes the registration for the selected product.
  • Page 47 Using Applications [Properties] screen The [Properties] screen consists of a [General] tab and [Version Information] tab. [General] screen Item Description Name Displays the name of the product. The name can also be changed here. Do not use Unicode characters. Host name Displays the host name or IP address of the product.
  • Page 48 [Version Information] screen Item Description Version Displays the firmware version of the product. Printer Version Displays the firmware version of the product’s internal printer. Drive 1 Version Displays the firmware version of the product’s internal CD/DVD Drive 1. Drive 2 Version Displays the firmware version of the product’s internal CD/DVD Drive 2.
  • Page 49: Screen Configuration Of Epson Total Disc Setup

    Using Applications Displaying Help of EPSON Total Disc Setup Help of EPSON Total Disc Setup contains the procedures for using and specifications of EPSON Total Disc Setup. Start EPSON Total Disc Setup. See “Starting EPSON Total Disc Setup” on page 45 in this guide for the start procedure.
  • Page 50: Epson Total Disc Monitor

    EPSON Total Disc Monitor What is EPSON Total Disc Monitor? EPSON Total Disc Monitor is software for displaying the product’s current status, remaining ink, job information, and other information. Starting EPSON Total Disc Monitor To start EPSON Total Disc Monitor, you need to register this product after the installation.
  • Page 51 Using Applications Screen configuration of EPSON Total Disc Monitor This section describes the screen configuration of EPSON Total Disc Monitor. See Help of EPSON Total Disc Monitor for details on use. (1) (2) (3) (10) Pause Pauses the selected job.
  • Page 52 Item Description Job Name Displays the job name. The job name is set automatically from, for example, the volume label of writing data registered with EPSON Total Disc Maker. Status Displays the job status. Publisher Displays the publisher of the job.
  • Page 53 Using Applications [Finished Job] screen The [Finished Job] screen displays information on jobs for which publishing is finished. Item Description Job Name Displays the job name. Status Displays the status when the job finished. Publisher Displays the publisher of the job. Successful Displays the number of discs for which printing, writing, publishing, or the like was successful.
  • Page 54: Screen Configuration Of Epson Total Disc Monitor

    Displaying Help of EPSON Total Disc Monitor Help of EPSON Total Disc Monitor contains the procedures for using and specifications of EPSON Total Disc Monitor. Start EPSON Total Disc Monitor. See “Starting EPSON Total Disc Monitor” on page 50 in this guide for the start procedure.
  • Page 55: Epson Total Disc Net Administrator

    EPSON Total Disc Net Administrator What is EPSON Total Disc Net Administrator? EPSON Total Disc Net Administrator is an internal Web application of this product for performing tasks such as managing jobs, users, and data for maintenance. EPSON Total Disc Net Administrator displays different screens and functions depending on the authority of user logged in.
  • Page 56: Logging Out From Epson Total Disc Net Administrator

    • Manage the password so that it cannot be used by anyone other than you. Logging out from EPSON Total Disc Net Administrator Click [Logout] in the upper right of the screen.
  • Page 57 Using Applications Screen configuration of EPSON Total Disc Net Administrator This section describes the screen configuration of EPSON Total Disc Net Administrator. See Help of EPSON Total Disc Net Administrator for details on use. [Job management] screen The [Job management] screen displays the jobs published to this product. If you use search options, a job list of the search results is displayed in accordance with the conditions specified.
  • Page 58 [Job details] screen The [Job details] screen displays details on Jobs. You can use the job information of a finished disc to publish another disc with the same content.
  • Page 59 Using Applications [User information]/[User management] screen The [User information (User management)] screen displays the user information for the currently logged in user. If an administrator is logged in, the screen displays the information of all registered users. Click [Change password] to display the [Change password] screen. Click [Edit] to display the [Edit user] screen. <When a user other than an administrator is logged in>...
  • Page 60 [Edit user] screen The [Edit user] screen allows the full name and mail address of the currently logged in user to be edited. If the currently logged in user is an administrator, the full names, email addresses, and authorities of all registered users can be edited.
  • Page 61 Using Applications [Maintenance] screen The [Maintenance] screen consists of the [Device] tab and [Data] tab. [Device] screen The [Device] screen displays the product’s drive usage status and the number of printed discs. [Data] screen Click [Download] in [Download operation log] to download information related to operation of the product. Use the operation log for maintenance and support.
  • Page 62: Screen Configuration Of Epson Total Disc Net Administrator

    Help of EPSON Total Disc Net Administrator contains the procedures for using and specifications of EPSON Total Disc Net Administrator. Start EPSON Total Disc Net Administrator. See “Logging in to EPSON Total Disc Net Administrator” on page 55 in this guide for the start procedure. Click [Help] in the top right.
  • Page 63: How To Use The Printer Driver

    In the printer driver screen, you can change the printer driver settings and perform maintenance, such as running nozzle checks and cleaning the print head. The printer driver screen can be displayed from EPSON Total Disc Maker, EPSON Total Disc Setup, and the [Start] menu.
  • Page 64: Displaying From Epson Total Disc Setup

    Displaying from EPSON Total Disc Setup Start EPSON Total Disc Setup. See “Starting EPSON Total Disc Setup” on page 45 in this guide for the start procedure. Select this product, and click [Properties]. You can also display the properties screen by clicking [Properties] in the [Edit] menu.
  • Page 65 How to Use the Printer Driver Click [Set Printer]. The printer driver screen appears.
  • Page 66: Displaying From The [Start] Menu

    In Windows XP Professional, click [Start] - [Printers and Faxes]. In Windows XP Home Edition, click [Start] - [Control Panel] - [Printers and Faxes], in this order. Windows 2000: Click [Start] - [Settings] - [Control Panel], in this order. Right-click [EPSON PP-100NPRN], and click [Printing Preferences]. The printer driver screen appears.
  • Page 67: Setting Up The Printer Driver

    If displayed from EPSON Total Disc Setup or the [Start] menu: The information you set is saved as the printer driver settings, and after this, it is reflected in the EPSON Total Disc Maker settings and other application print settings.
  • Page 68 Input Stacker Allows you to select the stacker where the blank discs are set. Output Stacker Allows you to select the stacker to which to output published discs. Label Type Allows you to select the type of disc label to be printed. Color/Black Select [Color] to print in color, and select [Black] for monochrome printing.
  • Page 69: [Utility] Screen

    How to Use the Printer Driver [Utility] screen In the [Utility] screen, you can run various maintenance functions to maintain the print quality as well as make settings for running the printer driver. Allows you to print a pattern for checking if the print head is clogged. Check the printed pattern to see whether or not the print head is clogged.
  • Page 70: Printer Driver Basics

    This section describes how to print labels using data created in Microsoft Office Word. Start WordPad. Click [Print] in the [File] menu. Select EPSON PP-100NPRN as the printer to use, and click [Apply]. Click [Cancel] to close the [Print] screen. Click [Page Setup] in the [File] menu.
  • Page 71 Allows you to set the values you want in [Width] and [Height]. [Margins] settings: Set each of [Left], [Right], [Top], and [Bottom] to 2 mm. When you print using software other than EPSON Total Disc Maker, create the print data using the following settings. Notes Paper size: 124×124 mm...
  • Page 72 Click the [Preferences] button. Setup the printer driver and click [OK]. See “Setting up the printer driver” on page 67 in this guide for details on the printer driver settings. Click [Print]. Printing starts.
  • Page 73: Displaying The Printer Driver Help

    How to Use the Printer Driver Displaying the printer driver Help This section describes how to display the printer driver Help. How to display the EPSON printer driver Help Click the [Help] button. How to display an explanation of an option...
  • Page 74: Publishing Discs

    Publishing Discs Types of Publish Mode This product has the following Publish Modes: Standard Mode, External Output Mode, and Batch Mode. Standard Mode This mode uses Stacker 1 as the input stacker for discs. You can select Stacker 2 or Stacker 4 as the output stacker. If you select Stacker 2 as the output stacker, you can publish up to 50 discs without having to replenish the discs or take out published discs.
  • Page 75: External Output Mode

    Publishing Discs External Output Mode The External Output Mode allows you to use the product in the following ways according to the application. Since discs are output to Stacker 4 in either case, you can easily take out published discs without pausing a job during publishing.
  • Page 76: Batch Mode

    Batch Mode This mode uses Stacker 1 and Stacker 2 as the input stackers for discs, and Stacker 2 and Stacker 3 as the output stackers. Loading 50 discs in each of Stacker 1 and Stacker 2 allows for the continuous publishing of 100 copies of the same disc without having to replenish the discs or take out published discs.
  • Page 77: Compatible Disc Types

    • Even if the same data is printed on identical discs, the same print results may not be able to be achieved because of the individual differences (variations) of each disc. Disc quality may affect print quality. We recommend using EPSON specified CDs/DVDs. Notes...
  • Page 78: Writable Disc Types

    If this happens, write at a slower speed. In particular, we recommend writing to DVD±R DL at a slow speed. • Disc quality may affect write quality. We recommend using EPSON specified CDs/DVDs. Epson offers the specified CD-R and DVD-R discs for all your printing needs.
  • Page 79: Handling Discs

    Publishing Discs Handling discs Notes on usage • Do not touch the recording surface when holding a disc. • Handle discs carefully to ensure fingerprints, dirt, dust, moisture, scratches, etc., do not get on the label surface and recording surface. Gently wipe off any dust, dirt, and the like with a soft dry cloth or a commercially available CD cleaner.
  • Page 80: Notes On Storage

    Notes on storage • Do not place discs in a location where they will be subject to high temperature and humidity such as locations under direct sunlight, near heating equipment. • Do not place discs in locations where temperatures vary greatly. Doing so may result in condensation.
  • Page 81: Printable Area

    116.0 mm Set the print area in [Set Inside/Outside Diameter] of EPSON Total Disc Maker or [Label Size] on the printer driver screen. Select from [Standard] and [Wide], or set an optional size. (See “Changing the print area” on page 82 in this guide for how to set an optional size.)
  • Page 82: Changing The Print Area

    EPSON Total Disc Maker: Use the following procedure to set an optional print area. Start EPSON Total Disc Maker. See “Starting EPSON Total Disc Maker” on page 42 in this guide for the start procedure. Click [Label]. The label view appears.
  • Page 83 Publishing Discs • Before printing, check that the set print area does not exceed the print area of the discs you are using. • Printing on the stack ring (concentric circular projection) portion may result in uneven coloring. • Printing on the stack ring (concentric circular projection) portion may result in ink getting on the discs, peeling off, or discs sticking together after printing.
  • Page 84 Display the setting screen of the printer driver. See “Displaying from EPSON Total Disc Setup” on page 64 or “Displaying from the [Start] menu” on page 66 in this guide for the display procedure. Select [User Defined] for [Label Size].
  • Page 85 Publishing Discs Enter the settings for [Name of Custom Label Size], [Inside diameter], and [Outside diameter], and click [Save]. Setting item Description Enter the name of the user defined label size (number of characters: up to 24 characters). Name of Custom Label Size If characters that are 4 bytes are used, the number of characters you can use becomes less than the above.
  • Page 86 Click [OK]. The new user defined label size is registered in [Name of Custom Label Size] of the [Main] screen. When printing with software other than EPSON Total Disc Maker, use the following settings to create labels. Notes • Paper size: 124 x 124 mm...
  • Page 87 This section describes how to change and delete registered user defined label sizes. Display the setting screen of the printer driver. See “Displaying from EPSON Total Disc Setup” on page 64 or “Displaying from the [Start] menu” on page 66 in this guide for the display procedure.
  • Page 88: Loading Discs

    Loading discs This section describes how to load discs in the stacker, and insert the stacker. Load the discs in a stacker. Do not load discs in the drives or printer. Furthermore, do not load discs between Drive 1 and Drive 2. They may become unable to be taken out. Fully separate the discs to prevent them from sticking together.
  • Page 89 Publishing Discs • Do not load discs above the red line on the stacker. The product may malfunction, or the discs may be damaged. • Make sure that the bottom of the stacker is not dirty before loading the discs. •...
  • Page 90: Flow For Publishing Discs

    Flow for publishing discs This section describes how to publish discs with EPSON Total Disc Maker. See “Screen configuration of EPSON Total Disc Maker” on page 43 in this guide for the screen configuration of EPSON Total Disc Maker. See “Printer Driver Basics” on page 70 in this guide for printing data created with other Notes software.
  • Page 91 Publishing Discs Click [Change Setting]. Select [File system], and click [OK]. In this example, [Joliet (Windows compatible + ISO 9660)] is selected.
  • Page 92 Enter any name for [Volume Label]. In this example, we enter [20090101]. Click [Start Explorer].
  • Page 93 [File System Restrictions] dialog box appears. Furthermore, depending on the added data, the [File System Restrictions] dialog box may appear before you click [Format Check]. See EPSON Total Disc Maker Help for details on file system restrictions. Notes •...
  • Page 94: Creating Labels

    Selecting a template EPSON Total Disc Maker is provided with various types of template. Using templates allows you to easily create labels with sophisticated designs. In the [Template] screen, you can select a template from [Data], [Photo], and [Music and Video] in accordance with the type of data to write.
  • Page 95 Publishing Discs Select the template to use, and click [Apply]. In this example, we use the image in the top left of the screen. Check that the image in the top left of the thumbnail screen is selected, and click [Apply]. A print image of the template appears.
  • Page 96 Selecting a background In the [Background] screen, you can select a background color and gradation. You can also insert an image you like as the background. Select [Type]. In this example, we select [Gradation]. Select the colors for [Start color] and [Finish color], and select the gradation type. In this example, we select black for [Start color], and gray for [Finish color].
  • Page 97 Publishing Discs Editing items In the [Edit Item] screen, you can insert and edit items such as text, images, thumbnails, barcodes, folder trees, and shapes. In this example, we edit text, delete an item, and insert a thumbnail and barcode. Editing text Click [DISC TITLE] in the edit area.
  • Page 98 Click [Sub Title] in the edit area. In this example, we set black for [Text Color]. Delete the “Sub Title” from [Text], and click [Auto Insert Data].
  • Page 99 Publishing Discs Set Auto Data and Properties, and click [OK]. In this example, we select “Date,” and set [Addition Unit] to “Day” and [Addition Time] to “30” so that the value becomes “01/01/2009.” The date appears.
  • Page 100 Deleting items Right-click the item you want to delete in the edit area, and select [Delete Item]. In this example, we delete [Data Name]. The item is deleted.
  • Page 101 Publishing Discs Inserting thumbnails Click a thumbnail in the edit area. Click , specify the folder in which the image you want to insert as the thumbnail is stored or click [Auto Insert Data]. In this example, we click [Auto Insert Data].
  • Page 102 Check that [Target Folder] is selected in [Auto Data], and click [OK]. Thumbnails of the image data registered in “Registering write data” on page 90 in this guide appear.
  • Page 103 Publishing Discs Inserting barcodes • When printing barcodes and 2D codes, be sure to use Epson brand ink cartridges. • When printing barcodes and 2D codes on discs that are not EPSON specified CD/DVDs, check whether the printed barcodes or 2D codes can be read correctly by a scanner.
  • Page 104 Select [Type] and [Entry Method]. In this example, we select “QR Code” and enter text. The barcode appears.
  • Page 105 Publishing Discs Adjusting layout In the [Layout] screen, you can make fine adjustments to the layout of the items you inserted. Select the item for which you want to adjust the layout. In this example, we select a barcode. Click [Align Vertical Center of Disc].
  • Page 106 The barcode appears in the vertical center position of the disc. Once the settings for creating a label are complete, publish the disc.
  • Page 107: Publishing Discs

    Publishing Discs Publishing discs • When the product is used for the first time, after it has been stored for a long time, or after an error occurs, missing dots or ink stains may appear and print quality may be reduced on rare occasions.
  • Page 108 If this happens, write at a slower speed. In particular, we recommend writing to DVD±R DL at a slow speed. • If [Label Type] is set to “EPSON Specified CD/DVD Label,” [Print Mode Setting] is set to “Quality.”...
  • Page 109 • See “Creating same discs as published discs” on page 122 in this guide for the procedure to create the same disc. EPSON Total Disc Monitor starts, and the disc publishing process begins. In Batch Mode, if Stacker 2 is taken out during the publishing process, when Stacker 2 is loaded again, it is always recognized as an input stacker even if it has been switched to an output stacker.
  • Page 110: Taking Out Discs

    Taking out discs This section describes how to take out published discs. Open the disc cover (only when the output stacker is Stacker 2 or Stacker 3), and take out the stacker. • Do not open the disc cover while a job is being processed (while the BUSY LED flashes). This could adversely affect the writing or printing quality.
  • Page 111 • After printing on the label surface, allow EPSON specified CDs/DVDs to dry for at least one hour, and other types of discs for at least 24 hours. Do not insert discs into a drive or other device until they are completely dry.
  • Page 112: Performing Job Operations

    Use the following procedure to check the history and details of jobs. Log in to EPSON Total Disc Net Administrator. See “Logging in to EPSON Total Disc Net Administrator” on page 55 in this guide for the login procedure. The [Job management] screen appears.
  • Page 113: Checking The Job Processing Status

    Use the following procedure to check the job processing status. Starts EPSON Total Disc Monitor. See “Starting EPSON Total Disc Monitor” on page 50 in this guide for the start procedure. Click the [Unfinished Job] tab or [Finished Job] tab.
  • Page 114: Pausing Jobs

    Only a job for which the status is Waiting, Publishing, Standby, or Recovering can be paused. Start EPSON Total Disc Monitor. See “Starting EPSON Total Disc Monitor” on page 50 in this guide for the start procedure. Select the job for which you want to pause processing, and click [Pause].
  • Page 115: Resuming Jobs

    Only a job for which the status is Paused or Pausing can be resumed. Start EPSON Total Disc Monitor. See “Starting EPSON Total Disc Monitor” on page 50 in this guide for the start procedure. Select the job for which you want to resume processing, and click [Resume].
  • Page 116: Canceling Jobs

    [Cancel]. Click [Yes]. When the job is canceled, the job appears in the [Finished Job] screen of EPSON Total Disc Monitor. If a disc is being published, that processing is stopped, and the disc is output to the output stacker. Be sure to take out the disc. See “Taking out discs” on page 110 in this guide for...
  • Page 117: Convenient Features

    Creating label templates You can save a label that you have created as a template. Create a label in EPSON Total Disc Maker. See “Creating labels” on page 94 in this guide for the procedure to create labels. Click [Save As Template] on the [File] menu, and save the template file.
  • Page 118: Creating Copies Directly From Discs

    If the source disc is a packet written CD, it cannot be copied. Insert the disc you want to create a copy of in the drive of the PC. Start EPSON Total Disc Maker. See “Starting EPSON Total Disc Maker” on page 42 in this guide for the start procedure.
  • Page 119 Publishing Discs Select [Copy] for [Type], and click [Apply]. Select [Drive] for [Source], and select the name of the drive in which you inserted the disc. Next, follow the normal procedure for creating a disc, and create the label (see page 94 in this guide) and publish the disc (see page 107 in this guide).
  • Page 120: Creating Copies From Disc Image Files

    Notes 90 in this guide), you can create a disc image file. Start EPSON Total Disc Maker. See “Starting EPSON Total Disc Maker” on page 42 in this guide for the start procedure. Select [Copy] for [Type], and click [Apply].
  • Page 121 Publishing Discs Select [Disc Image] for [Source], click [Browse], and specify the disc image file. Next, follow the normal procedure for creating a disc, and create the label (see page 94 in this guide) and publish the disc (see page 107 in this guide).
  • Page 122: Creating Same Discs As Published Discs

    Log in to EPSON Total Disc Net Administrator. See “Logging in to EPSON Total Disc Net Administrator” on page 55 in this guide for the login procedure. Use the search options to find the job for which you want to create another disc.
  • Page 123 Publishing Discs When a job can be created, is displayed. • The same disc can only be created when the status of the job is Completed. • The same disc cannot be created if a different disc type is set in the output device settings.
  • Page 124 Click [Republish].
  • Page 125 Publishing Discs Change [Number of discs to be published] as necessary, and click [Publish]. Click [OK]. The disc publishing process begins. If there are jobs waiting to be processed, the disc publishing process begins in the order with which jobs were published. When the publishing process finishes, take out the published discs.
  • Page 126: Adjusting Print Colors

    Adjusting print colors This section describes how to adjust the colors of print data and then print a label. • You can just make color adjustments at the time of printing without making color adjustments to the actual data. Notes •...
  • Page 127 Vivid strengthen the intensity of colors. EPSON Standard Performs color processing to obtain the standard colors of Epson. Performs color processing with Adobe RGB for wider color space. Adobe RGB Select this options when, for example, printing print data that includes Adobe RGB color space information.
  • Page 128: Maintenance

    Use the following procedure to check the usage status of the internal drives and the number of published discs. Log in to EPSON Total Disc Net Administrator. See “Logging in to EPSON Total Disc Net Administrator” on page 55 in this guide for the login procedure. Click the [Maintenance] tab.
  • Page 129 Maintenance The usage statuses of drivers 1 and 2, and the number of published discs appear in the [Device] screen.
  • Page 130: Downloading Operation Log

    Use the following procedure to download the operation log file. Log in to EPSON Total Disc Net Administrator. See “Logging in to EPSON Total Disc Net Administrator” on page 55 in this guide for the login procedure. Click the [Data] tab of the [Maintenance] screen.
  • Page 131: Changing The Ink Cartridge

    You can check the ink levels in EPSON Total Disc Monitor. See the Help file for EPSON Total Disc Monitor for details. • When the ink cartridges are installed for the first time (during setup), ink is consumed for filling, and so the time to replace the cartridges is earlier than normal.
  • Page 132: Replacing The Ink Cartridges

    • The ink level for non-Epson brand inks is not displayed in the printer driver or other indicators. • Do not place the ink cartridge with the ink supply holes facing downward. This could cause stains on a desk or other surface.
  • Page 133 Maintenance • Ink may leak from the ink supply port on the ink cartridge you pulled out. • Once an ink cartridge is used, there may be some ink around the ink supply port, so do not touch it. Take the ink cartridge out of its package. •...
  • Page 134 Close the ink cartridge cover. • Do not turn off the power or open the ink cartridge cover while the power LED is flashing. These actions make the ink be charged again, which results in a noticeable consumption of ink. In addition, there is a risk that you will not be able to print properly. •...
  • Page 135: Checking The Print Head Nozzles

    Maintenance Checking the print head nozzles If the print head nozzles are clogged, the printing may be faint even though there is ink, or unusual colors may be printed. The nozzle check prints a pattern for checking the status of the nozzles, and you can check if the nozzles are clogged by looking at this pattern.
  • Page 136 Running it using the control panel on the product Turn on the power of this product. Press the [MENU] button. The top menu appears. Use the ▲/▼ buttons to display the maintenance screen, and then press the button. Top menu Maintenance Use the ▲/▼...
  • Page 137: Checking The Nozzle Check Results

    Maintenance Checking the nozzle check results Look at the pattern printed during the nozzle check, and see whether or not print head cleaning is necessary. If it is normal, all of the lines are printed as shown in the illustration on the left below. If there are lines that were not printed, as shown in the illustration on the right below, the nozzles are clogged.
  • Page 138: Cleaning The Print Head

    Cleaning the print head If the print head nozzles are clogged, the printing may be faint even though there is ink, or unusual colors may be printed. If this happens, run print head cleaning. (See “How to clean the print head” on page 139 in this guide.) Print head cleaning consumes ink.
  • Page 139: How To Clean The Print Head

    Maintenance How to clean the print head Head cleaning is a function for cleaning the surface of the print head to maintain the print quality. Run head cleaning if the printing becomes faint or gaps appear in the printing. There are the following two ways to run head cleaning. •...
  • Page 140 Running it using the control panel on the product Turn the product on. Press the [MENU] button. The top menu appears. Use the ▲/▼ buttons to display the maintenance screen, and then press the button. Top menu Maintenance Use the ▲/▼ buttons to display [Head Cleaning], and then press the button.
  • Page 141: Print Head Alignment

    Maintenance Print head alignment If the print position when the print head moves from right to left is not aligned with the print position when the print head moves from left to right, gaps may appear in vertical lines, and the print results may become blurry. If this happens, run print head alignment.
  • Page 142 Click the [Print] button. The disc on which the print head alignment pattern was printed is output to Stacker 4 in Standard Mode and External Output Mode, and it is output to Stacker 3 in Batch Mode. Check the printed print head alignment pattern. Print head alignment pattern Select the number of the pattern with the fewest vertical lines.
  • Page 143: Correcting The Printing Position

    Maintenance Correcting the printing position Adjust the printing position if it has shifted towards the top, bottom, left, or right. Turn the product on. Set one unprinted disc into Stacker 1. Display the printer driver setup screen. See “Displaying the printer driver screen” on page 63 in this guide for how to display the printer driver screen. Click [Correcting the Printing Position] in the [Utility] tab.
  • Page 144 Click the [Print] button. The disc on which there are five lines printed on the top, bottom, left and right respectively as well as one blue upward-pointing arrow is output to Stacker 4 in Standard Mode and External Output Mode, and is output to Stacker 3 in Batch Mode.
  • Page 145 Maintenance Set one unprinted disc into Stacker 1, and click [Reconfirm]. After this, repeat Steps 6 through 8 until the lines are printed evenly on the disc on the top, bottom, left, and right. Click [Finish]. • If you reconfirm and enter a correction value after the first adjustment, the printing position is corrected using a correction value combined with the adjusted value from the first time.
  • Page 146: Cleaning Your Product

    Cleaning your product To keep your product operating at its best, clean it by using the following procedure. Cleaning the exterior Turn the product off. When the power LED is off, unplug the power plug from the outlet. Use a soft cloth to wipe off the dust and dirt. When the exterior is very dirty, soak a soft cloth in water with a small amount of mild detergent, wring it out, and then wipe off the dirt.
  • Page 147: Cleaning The Air Vents

    Maintenance Cleaning the air vents Press the power button to turn off the power. When the power LED is off, unplug the power plug from the outlet. Open the filter cover. Take the filter off the filter cover. Use a vacuum cleaner to clean the dust off the filter. Put the filter back on the filter cover.
  • Page 148 Close the filter cover. Plug the power plug into the outlet, and turn the power on. Clean the air vents regularly (once every six months).
  • Page 149: Replacing The Ink Pad

    You can replace the ink pad in one of the following two ways. • In EPSON Total Disc Monitor, a message says “It is almost time to replace the ink pad. Early replacement is recommended. For information on replacement, please contact customer support.“ The message is displayed once per day when EPSON Total Disc Monitor starts up.
  • Page 150: Precautions For Transporting Your Product

    Precautions for Transporting Your Product When transporting your product, be sure to use the original box and protective materials to protect it from an impact or the like. See the PP-100N Setup Guide for details on the handling of protective materials. •...
  • Page 151 Maintenance Press the power button to turn off the power. When the power LED goes out, disconnect the power cord and Ethernet cable. Attach protective materials to the arm, and secure them with tape. Attach Stacker 1, Stacker 2, and Stacker 3, and secure them with tape. Open the ink cartridge cover, and secure the ink cartridges with tape.
  • Page 152: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Refer to this information together with the Help file for EPSON Total Disc Monitor and the Notes information available on the Epson website. Error messages and remedies When a problem occurs with this product, the ERROR LED turns on or flashes, and an error message appears on the LCD.
  • Page 153 Troubleshooting Notification Error Message Remedy Sound Disc feed error The disc was not transferred properly to the drive. DRV1/2 Perform the procedure below. 1. Remove the discs from the drive tray. 2. Fully separate and reload the discs in the input stacker. 3.
  • Page 154 Turn off the power, and then turn it on again. If the drive trays still does not come out, see “Drive tray does not come out” in PP-100N Administrator’s Guide. If the same error message appears again, repair is required. Please contact Epson Information Center. -When the drive tray does not close- Remove any remaining discs, turn off the power, and then turn on the power again.
  • Page 155 • The ink level for non-Epson brand ink products is not displayed in the printer driver or other indicators. See “Changing the ink cartridge” on page 131 in this guide...
  • Page 156 Notification Error Message Remedy Sound Print tray -When the printer tray does not come out- open/close error See “Printer Tray Does Not Come Out” in the PP-100N Administrator’s Guide. -When the printer tray does not close- Remove any remaining discs, turn off the power, and then turn on the power again.
  • Page 157: Problems And Their Remedies

    Press the power button to turn off the power, and then open the disc cover and check that there are no foreign objects inside. “EPSON PP- 100N” remains Repair is required. displayed and the product Please contact Epson Information Center. does not work when the power is turned on.
  • Page 158 Symptom/Problem Status Check/Remedy Procedure ERROR LED flashes/turns on. An error has occurred. See “Error messages and remedies” on page 152 in this guide.
  • Page 159: Disc Writing Problems

    Also, do not open the cover during publishing. This could adversely affect the printing and writing quality of the disc. Before opening the cover, pause the job in EPSON Total Disc Maker. See “Pausing jobs” on page 114 in this guide for the procedure for pausing jobs.
  • Page 160: Label Printing Problems

    The product supports discs for inkjet printers. This product does not support thermal transfer printer discs. Also, the printing quality may vary depending on the quality of the printing discs. Use of Epson- authorized CD and DVD discs is recommended.
  • Page 161 Troubleshooting Symptom/Problem Status Check/Remedy Procedure • Rubbing Is there dirt on the disc? • Lines or streaks are formed Gently wipe off any dust or dirt adhering to the label side using a • Blurriness soft cloth or commercial CD cleaner. Do not use benzene, thinner, •...
  • Page 162: Password Problems

    In Windows 2000, log on as a user with administrator privileges (user in the Administrators group). The EPSON Total Disc Net Is the power of the product turned off? Administrator login screen is Turn on the power of the product.
  • Page 163 Troubleshooting Symptom/Problem Status Check/Remedy Procedure Head cleaning does not work. Has an error occurred in the product? If an error has occurred, clear the error. Is there enough ink? Head cleaning cannot be performed unless there is enough ink. Replace with a new ink cartridge. See “Changing the ink cartridge”...
  • Page 164: Checking With Epson Total Disc Monitor

    Checking with EPSON Total Disc Monitor EPSON Total Disc Monitor is a utility that enables checking of the status of this product (PP-100N) and the remedy procedures for errors. See “Starting EPSON Total Disc Monitor” on page 50 in this guide for EPSON Total Disc Monitor start procedure.
  • Page 165 Troubleshooting Printer Status This displays the printer status. When is displayed on the printer icon, check the product printer by referring to the displayed message. Stacker Status This displays the stacker status. When is displayed, either the number of discs in the input stacker is low, or the discs in the output stacker are nearly full.
  • Page 166: When Discs Cannot Be Published

    When discs cannot be published If the disc is not published by clicking [Publish] in the Publish view of EPSON Total Disc Maker, or if the product does not work, check the points below. Check 1: Check of EPSON Total Disc Monitor...
  • Page 167 [Settings] [Printers], in this order. Check that this product icon (EPSON PP-100NPRN) is found in [Printers and Faxes] (or [Printers]). If the icon is not found, the printer driver is not installed. See “Installation” on page 27 in this guide to install...
  • Page 168 Is the Print Manager status set to Pause? If [Paused] is displayed for the product’s icon (EPSON PP-100NPRN), right-click the icon and click [Resume Printing]. If performing all of the above checks still does not resolve the problem, the software may not be installed correctly.
  • Page 169: Appendix

    Appendix Appendix Product specifications Basic specifications External dimensions and weight Item Description External dimensions 377 mm (W) x 514 mm (D) x 348 mm (H) Approx. 25.0 kg (including the stackers and ink Weight cartridges, but not including the power cord and discs) Since this product uses galvanized sheet metal, rusting may occur at the edges, but this will not harm the functionality of the product.
  • Page 170 Overall specifications Item Description 30 discs per hour Conditions: When using Epson specified CD-Rs, drive speed of 40x, writing data of 600 MB, and speed/ bidirectional printing Write and print 15 discs per hour Conditions: When using Epson specified DVD-Rs, drive processing speed of 12x, writing data of 3.8 GB, and speed/...
  • Page 171 Appendix Ink cartridge Item Description Form Separate ink cartridge for each color Color Black, cyan, magenta, yellow, light cyan, light magenta Recommended expiration date Use within the expiration date written on each individual packaging box. Use within 6 months of opening the package.
  • Page 172 EN61000-3-2 EN61000-3-3 EN55024 Lifetime Epson estimates lifetime for components of this product to be as follows: Expected Lifetime: • Ink pad life: About 10,000 to 40,000 discs printed • Burner life: About 8,000 to 30,000 discs burned The product’s ink pad is expected to become saturated and need replacing after printing about 10,000 to 40,000 discs.
  • Page 173: Environmental Conditions

    Appendix Environmental conditions Item Description During 10°C~35°C operation Within 1 month at 40°C During storage -20°C~40°C Within 120 hours at 60°C During -20°C~60°C transportation During 20%~80%RH No condensation operation During storage 5%~85%RH No condensation During 5%~85%RH No condensation transportation Temperature/ humidity Based on the following conditions 27°C...
  • Page 174: Ink And Disc

    To purchase a PP-100N Series exclusive ink cartridge, check with the dealer where you purchased your PP-100N or access either of the following urls: http://www.discproducer.epson-europe.com (Europe) http://www.discproducer.epson.com (United States and Canada) Discs Epson offers the specified CD-R and DVD-R discs for all your printing needs.