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  • Page 1 ® EPSON 1000 ICS Basics...
  • Page 2: Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper

    EPSON Ink Jet Papers and Ink Cartridges Use EPSON paper and inks to get the same photo quality results that have earned EPSON’s printers all of their awards! EPSON papers are specially coated to work with EPSON’s quick drying inks. You’ll notice that when prints come out of your printer, you can immediately handle them.
  • Page 3: Copyright Notice

    SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION. The information contained herein is designed only for use with this EPSON product. EPSON is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other equipment.
  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Using Special Papers EPSON Matte Paper - Heavyweight EPSON Glossy Photo Paper Printing on Envelopes Selecting the Correct Media Type Scanning Placing Your Original Document Scanning to a File in EPSON Smart Panel One-Touch Scanning Advanced Scanning With EPSON TWAIN...
  • Page 5 Replacing an Ink Cartridge Checking the Ink Supply Purchasing Ink Cartridges Ink Cartridge Precautions Removing and Installing Ink Cartridges Cleaning the EPSON 1000 ICS Transporting the EPSON 1000 ICS Problem Solving Identifying Parts Diagnosing Problems Checking the Control Panel Error Messages...
  • Page 6: Welcome

    About Your Documentation To set up your EPSON 1000 ICS and install its software, see the Start Here poster. This book contains instructions on copying, printing, scanning, maintenance and troubleshooting. For additional information, see your electronic Reference Guide, as described on page 2.
  • Page 7: Viewing Your Electronic Reference Guide

    Explorer 3.0 or later, or Netscape Navigator a different browser, the pages may not display correctly. A browser is not included on the EPSON 1000 ICS CD-ROM. You can view your electronic Reference Guide from your hard drive: click Programs...
  • Page 8: Copying

    You can also make copies by using the Copy utility in EPSON Smart Panel. Stand-alone Copying 1. Make sure the EPSON 1000 ICS is on and paper is loaded in the sheet feeder. 2. Place your document face-down on the glass and close the cover.
  • Page 9: Changing Copy Settings

    Changing Copy Settings You can change Copy settings on the Control Panel as described below. Scan button Scan Change the number of copies by pressing the Value buttons. Choose color or black and white copies by pressing the To change the print quality: press one of the Menu buttons to select the print quality menu, then use the Value buttons to select Economy To change the paper size: press one of the Menu buttons to select the paper size...
  • Page 10: Making Copies With The Computer

    Making Copies With the Computer 1. Make sure the EPSON 1000 ICS is on and that paper is loaded in the sheet feeder. 2. Place your document face-down on the glass and close the cover. 3. Open EPSON Smart Panel: click >...
  • Page 11 6. Click the Device Settings You should see your EPSON 1000 ICS chosen as the output device and EPSON TWAIN FB (your scanning software for the EPSON 1000 ICS) chosen as the input device. Click the settings for different types of paper. (See “Selecting Printer Software Settings” on page 9 for details.)
  • Page 12: Printing

    Printing This section describes the basic steps for printing with your EPSON 1000 ICS. Loading Paper Make sure your EPSON 1000 ICS and computer are turned on. Place your paper against the right edge of the sheet feeder and slide the left edge guide against the paper.
  • Page 13: Opening The Printer Software

    From the File menu, click dialog box may look slightly different): Make the following selections on the Print dialog box: Make sure EPSON 1000 ICS Click the Preferences button, click it. Then click Options screen.) If you click the print icon on your application’s tool bar instead of selecting...
  • Page 14: Selecting Printer Software Settings

    Selecting Printer Software Settings Once you click Properties The most important thing to remember is to set the correct Media Type for the paper you’re using. If necessary, click the Make the following settings on the Printing Preferences or Properties dialog box: Choose the paper you’re printing on (click the arrow to scroll through the If you’re not sure which setting to select, see...
  • Page 15: Selecting Default Print Settings For All Applications

    Controlling Printing At the Print dialog box, click Controlling Printing > Start Control Panel icon. EPSON 1000 ICS (Windows XP or Windows 2000) or ) to start printing. Print > Printers and Other Hardware > Start Settings tab.
  • Page 16: Using Photoenhance, Custom, And Advanced Settings

    After a moment, the Progress Meter appears and shows the progress of your print job and how much ink you have left. Use the buttons to cancel, pause, or restart printing. may be dimmed (unable to show ink status) if printing over network For more advanced printer settings, see the next section.
  • Page 17: Enhancing Photos

    Enhancing Photos The printer software includes PhotoEnhance and contrast to improve the appearance of low-resolution and improperly exposed photos. You can also use PhotoEnhance to add special effects. If you’re printing high-resolution images, you may want to use the Automatic setting instead, as described on page 9. PhotoEnhance does not affect your original image;...
  • Page 18: Using Advanced Settings

    (Image Color Matching): For printing documents created in an ICM compatible application. (standard Red Green Blue): For printing documents created in an sRGB sRGB compatible application using sRGB colors, such as those designed for the World Wide Web. See your Windows online help for details. You can also fine-tune these settings on the Advanced dialog box to fit your individual needs, as described below.
  • Page 19: Using Special Papers

    Using Special Papers How can you get the best-looking photos, most vivid colors, and sharpest text? Always use EPSON’s special ink jet papers. Instructions for printing on a couple of our most popular papers are given below. For instructions on using other EPSON special papers, see the electronic Reference Guide, as described on page 2.
  • Page 20: Printing On Envelopes

    Printing on Envelopes You can load up to 10 envelopes at a time, flap edge first and printable side up. Place them against the right edge of the sheet feeder and slide the left edge guide against them. load with the printable side (For best results, press each envelope flat before loading, or load one envelope at a time.)
  • Page 21: Selecting The Correct Media Type

    EPSON Matte Paper - Heavyweight If any paper you buy comes with a cleaning sheet, don’t use the cleaning sheet with the EPSON 1000 ICS; it may jam inside the product. The availability of paper types varies by location. Selecting the Correct Media Type Select this Media Type setting .
  • Page 22: Scanning

    Scanning With your EPSON 1000 ICS you can scan files directly to your computer and various applications using EPSON Smart Panel, scan with advanced settings in EPSON TWAIN, and set up the ] Placing Your Original Document 1. Raise the document cover...
  • Page 23: Scanning To A File In Epson Smart Panel

    1. Place the document face-down on the glass, in the top, left corner. 2. Click > > Start All Programs Programs EPSON Smart Panel 3. Click the button. Scan to File Smart Panel starts EPSON TWAIN, which automatically scans your document. Scanning to a File in EPSON Smart Panel...
  • Page 24 4. In the following screen, double-click a photo to make sure it scanned properly. To rename the image, click the file name below it and type in a new name. click here to rename file 5. Click . (Or click Finish 6.
  • Page 25: One-Touch Scanning

    The following example explains how to set up the ] files to upload to the EPSON PhotoCenter have an EPSON PhotoCenter account, you can sign up for one on the Internet at EPSON PhotoCenter is a great way to share photos with friends and family with your own private Internet photo albums.
  • Page 26 Your image is scanned, then Scan to Web opens with your file, ready for uploading. 9. Click to upload your photo. Upload Connect to the EPSON PhotoCenter site to view, organize, and edit your photos at any time. button to automatically scan your photos Scan button.
  • Page 27: Advanced Scanning With Epson Twain

    EPSON Smart Panel. You have to start this application before you can access EPSON TWAIN, the scanner driver for your EPSON 1000 ICS. Then you need to select the EPSON TWAIN driver as the source (the steps may vary, depending on your application).
  • Page 28 5. Click when you see the following screen. Cancel click Cancel 6. On the next screen, click the button. Manual mode click Manual mode Scanning...
  • Page 29 The most important thing to remember when scanning is to select the correct image type and best resolution for your scan. For more detailed information on making settings in your EPSON TWAIN driver, see your electronic Reference Guide, as described on page 2.
  • Page 30: Maintenance

    When you don’t turn on your EPSON 1000 ICS for a long time, the print quality can decline. It’s a good idea to turn on your EPSON 1000 ICS at least once a month to maintain good print quality.
  • Page 31: Aligning The Print Head

    3. When the P Operate head nozzles are clean: make sure paper is loaded in the EPSON 1000 ICS and press the left Menu button several times until you see press the x Copy 4. Examine the nozzle check pattern you print. It should look something like this: Each staggered horizontal and straight vertical line should be complete, with no gaps in the dot pattern.
  • Page 32: Replacing An Ink Cartridge

    Replacing an Ink Cartridge If the light on the EPSON 1000 ICS is flashing and you see an ink low or ink Error out message, or you see that your ink levels are low in the status monitor that appears on your screen, you may need to replace one of the cartridges.
  • Page 33: Checking The Ink Supply

    Other products may cause damage to your EPSON 1000 ICS not covered by EPSON’s warranty. When you need new ink cartridges, contact your dealer, or call the EPSON Store (800) 873-7766 or visit (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 463-7766 for dealer referral.
  • Page 34: Ink Cartridge Precautions

    Be sure you have a new ink cartridge before you begin. Once you start the ink cartridge replacement procedure, you must complete all the steps in one session. 1. Make sure the EPSON 1000 ICS is turned on and not printing. The control panel tells you which ink cartridge is low or empty.
  • Page 35 4. Pull up the ink cartridge clamp. (The color cartridge is on the right and the black is on the left.) The cartridge rises up from its holder. 5. Lift the cartridge out of the EPSON 1000 ICS and dispose of it carefully. 6. Unwrap the new ink cartridge. Then remove only the yellow tape seal on top.
  • Page 36: Cleaning The Epson 1000 Ics

    EPSON 1000 ICS hasn’t moved or made noise for more than 5 minutes. Cleaning the EPSON 1000 ICS To keep your EPSON 1000 ICS operating at its best, you should clean it periodically. 1. Turn off the EPSON 1000 ICS, unplug the power cord, and disconnect the USB cable.
  • Page 37 7. Be sure there’s no dust on your document table. Dust can cause white spots to appear in your scanned image. Don’t touch the gears inside the EPSON 1000 ICS. Be careful not to wipe the metal carriage shaft. Never use a hard or abrasive brush, or alcohol or thinner for cleaning; they can damage the printer components, document table, and case.
  • Page 38: Transporting The Epson 1000 Ics

    5. If you still have the packing insert, slide it down into the area beside the ink cartridge holder and tape it to the EPSON 1000 ICS case. If you don’t have the insert, just tape the cartridge holder to the EPSON 1000 ICS case.
  • Page 39 7. Push the scanner down carefully until it clicks back into place, then close the output tray. 8. Repack the EPSON 1000 ICS and its attachments in the original box using the protective materials that came with them. Keep the EPSON 1000 ICS level as you transport it.
  • Page 40: Problem Solving

    Then see “Problems and Solutions” on page 39 for solutions to common setup, software, print quality, paper feeding, or other problems. It’s a good idea to check EPSON’s web site periodically for possible updates to your software. Visit and check the section for your product to see if there is new software available for downloading to your computer.
  • Page 41 transportation lock (unlock before using) Identifying Parts output tray sheet feeder power cord USB port ink cartridge holders (do not remove)
  • Page 42: Diagnosing Problems

    Menu Clear all (3sec.) Solution There are no ink cartridges in the EPSON 1000 ICS or they are installed incorrectly. See page 29 to install ink cartridges. There is no black ink cartridge in the EPSON 1000 ICS or it is installed incorrectly. See page 29 to install an ink cartridge.
  • Page 43 EPSON as described on page 49. Press the P button to turn off the Operate EPSON 1000 ICS, then press it to turn it back on. If the message still appears, contact your dealer or EPSON as described on page 49. Copy...
  • Page 44: Printing A Nozzle Check

    If the check page doesn’t print, you may have a problem with your printer. Try the suggestions in “Problems and Solutions” below. Problems and Solutions Below are some troubleshooting tips for your EPSON 1000 ICS and its software. Setup and Software Installation Problems The EPSON 1000 ICS makes noise after ink cartridge installation.
  • Page 45: Printing And Copying Problems

    Start Here poster carefully when you reinstall your software. You need to connect the EPSON 1000 ICS at the correct time during installation so that it is detected by the driver. Make sure your system meets the requirements beginning on page 51.
  • Page 46 Make sure the print head nozzles are not clogged. To clean the print head, see page 25. Your EPSON 1000 ICS is performing routine maintenance. Make sure your system meets the requirements listed on page 51. If you’re printing a high-resolution image, you need more than the minimum requirements listed.
  • Page 47: Scanning Problems

    Problems and Solutions Make sure your EPSON 1000 ICS is connected to your computer and plugged into a power source. The EPSON 1000 ICS has a power saving function (sleep mode); it comes on when you start scanning.
  • Page 48: Problems With Paper Feeding

    Problems with Paper Feeding Too many copies are printing. Paper doesn’t eject fully or is wrinkled. Paper doesn’t feed correctly or jams in the printer. Make sure that neither the Copies setting in your printer software, nor the Copies setting in your application is set for multiple copies.
  • Page 49: Print Quality Problems

    Print Quality Problems You see banding (light lines). Your printout is blurry or smeared. Your printout is grainy. Problems and Solutions The print head nozzles may need cleaning; see page 25 for instructions. Make sure the Media Type setting matches the paper you loaded.
  • Page 50 51. Then try printing again. Make sure your EPSON 1000 ICS is selected in your application, or as the Windows default printer. If you’re using a switch box with your EPSON 1000 ICS, connect the EPSON 1000 ICS directly to your computer and try printing again.
  • Page 51: Scan Quality Problems

    Make sure the document table glass is clean; see page 31. Make sure the EPSON 1000 ICS is not tilted or placed on an unstable or uneven surface. Try adjusting the brightness with your application software. Also check the brightness and contrast values of your display screen.
  • Page 52 The image does not look the same as the original. The edges of the document are not scanned. The scanner doesn’t recognize your image type when scanning in Full Auto mode. The file size is too big. The printed image is larger or smaller than the original size.
  • Page 53: Uninstalling And Reinstalling Your Software

    Uninstalling and Reinstalling Your Software For Windows XP or 2000 users: 1. Make sure your EPSON 1000 ICS is plugged in and connected to your computer. 2. In Windows XP, click In Windows 2000, right-click 3. In the System Properties dialog box, select the Device Manager 4.
  • Page 54: Where To Get Help

    Where To Get Help 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 Access World Wide From the Internet, you can reach EPSON Support at
  • Page 55: Software Technical Support

    Software Technical Support Software EPSON TWAIN driver EPSON Smart Panel ArcSoft PhotoImpression Where To Get Help Telephone U.S. (800) 922-8911 (562) 276-4382 fax-on-demand system Canada (905) 709-3839 (510) 445-8616 (510) 445-8601 (510) 440-9901 (510) 440-1270 8:30 to 5:30 , PST,...
  • Page 56: Requirements And Notices

    This chapter includes system requirements, safety instructions, legal notices, and other important information. Windows System Requirements To use your EPSON 1000 ICS and its software, your system should have: ® An IBM compatible PC with the following operating system requirements...
  • Page 57: Energy Star Compliance

    Place the EPSON 1000 ICS on a flat, stable surface that extends beyond the EPSON 1000 ICS base in all directions. The EPSON 1000 ICS will not operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle. Leave enough space in front of the EPSON 1000 ICS for the paper to be fully ejected.
  • Page 58: Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions

    Unplug the EPSON 1000 ICS and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: If the power cord or plug is damaged; if liquid has entered the EPSON 1000 ICS; if the EPSON 1000 ICS has been dropped or the case damaged; if the EPSON 1000 ICS does not operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance.
  • Page 59: Fcc Compliance Statement

    If you remove an ink cartridge for later use, protect the ink supply area from dirt and dust and store it in the same environment as the EPSON 1000 ICS. Note that there is a valve in the ink supply port, making covers or plugs unnecessary, but care is needed to prevent the ink from staining items that the cartridge touches.
  • Page 60: Declaration Of Conformity

    Canada, conforms to the manufacturer’s specifications and will be free from defects in workmanship and materials for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase. Epson also warrants that the consumable ink cartridges enclosed with the product will perform to the manufacturer’s specified usage, which usage may expire before the expiration of the limited warranty for the EPSON product.
  • Page 61 Epson or its authorized service center, where the product will be fixed and sent back to you. You are responsible for packing the product and for all costs to and from the Epson authorized service center. When warranty service involves the exchange of the product or a part, the item replaced becomes Epson property.
  • Page 62: Index

    Blank pages, 41 Blurry image, 44, 46 Brightness problems, 46 Browser, 2 Cable, 51 Characters, incorrect, 45 Checking EPSON 1000 ICS, 39 Cleaning EPSON 1000 ICS, 31 print head, 25 to 26 sheets, 16, 32 Colors, incorrect, 45 to 47...
  • Page 63 10 to 11 with custom project types, 12 to 13 with PhotoEnhance, 12 Problems installing software, 40 paper feeding, 43 print quality, 44 to 46 setting up EPSON 1000 ICS, 39 to 40 Progress Meter, 11 Project types, custom, 12 to 13...
  • Page 64 System requirements, 51 Technical support, 49 to 50 Text/Graph setting, 12 Transfer Paper, Iron-On Cool Peel, 16, 46 Transparencies, 16 Transporting EPSON 1000 ICS, 33 to 34 Troubleshooting copying, 40 to 41 image quality, 44 to 47 paper jams, 43...
  • Page 65 How To Order EPSON Ink and Paper To order EPSON ink cartridges, paper, and other printing media, contact your dealer or call EPSON at (800) 873-7766 or visit the EPSON Store at (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.

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