Epson Stylus Pro 7890/9890 ® USER’S GUIDE...
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This User’s Guide provides important information on setting up and using Introduction your printer, loading paper, using the Epson ink cartridges. It also tells you how to maintain your printer to keep it working at its best, and provides troubleshooting tips in case you have a problem.
In addition, you can order these user-replaceable items: Consumables and user-replaceable parts You can purchase optional equipment and genuine Epson ink and paper from an Epson Professional Imaging Authorized Reseller. To find the nearest reseller, visit www.proimaging.epson.com (U.S. sales), www.epson.ca (Canadian sales), or call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766).
(562) 276-1305. Before you call, make sure you have your Unit ID number, which is included with the Epson Preferred Limited Warranty Plan information that came with your printer. You’ll also need your printer serial number and proof of purchase.
Introduction Windows System Requirements To use your printer in either a stand-alone or peer-to-peer network environment, your system should meet these requirements: • • • • • • • ® -compatible PC with a Pentium recommended Microsoft ® Windows ® 7, Windows Vista x32 Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, or Windows XP At least 2GB of RAM (4GB or more recommended)
Before using your printer, read the following safety instructions to make sure you use the equipment safely and effectively. The Epson Stylus Pro 7890 weighs about 186 lb (84.5 kg) and the • Epson Stylus Pro 9890 weighs about 256 lb (116 kg) without the stand, paper basket, ink, or paper.
Do not put your hand inside the printer during printing. Do not move the print head by hand unless instructed to do so by an Epson service technician; otherwise you may damage the printer. Do not insert objects through the slots. Take care not to spill liquid on the printer.
Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions • • • • Caution: Do not use too much force when you • shake cartridges that have been previously installed. • • • • • • Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do not drink the ink.
Introduction Printer Parts These illustrations show the Epson Stylus Pro 9890, but the parts are the same for the Pro 7890 unless otherwise noted. Front Back Roll paper holder Front cover Ink bay Paper basket Interface connector for optional equipment...
Control Panel Paper light light Power light and button Pause/reset screen light and button LCD Screen Platen Paper source Ink cartridge status Auto Take-Up Reel Paper Spectro number Proofer Introduction Paper feed up button Paper release (ePlaten Black ink change button light and button Ink open button Paper feed down button...
Before you begin, make sure you have sufficient space to set up and use the printer—at least 12 inches on all sides in addition to these dimensions: 53.4 × 35.6 inches (1356 × 903 mm) for the Epson Stylus Pro 7890 •...
2. Unpack the stand and make sure you have all these items. 8 × 8 feet (2.4 × 2.4 m) for the Epson Stylus Pro 7890 and stand 13 × 13 feet (4 × 4 m) for the Epson Stylus Pro 9890 and stand containing the stand and paper basket.
3. Insert the strut into the left side as shown. (The sides are labeled Note: Make sure you tighten all bolts before moving to the next section. 4. Fasten the strut with 3 bolts as shown. Use the hex wrench to tighten the bolts.
Setting Up the Printer 5. Insert the strut into the right side and fasten it with 3 bolts as shown. 6. Lock the casters.
Unpacking the Printer and Mounting It on the Stand 1. Make sure you have all the items shown below: 2. Remove the cardboard panels and other packing materials from around Note: Make sure you save the box and packaging in case you need to ship the printer.
Setting Up the Printer 4. Mount the printer on the stand as shown, aligning the pegs with the holes on the bottom of the printer. 5. Fasten the printer to the stand with the wing screws and washers.
Attaching the Paper Basket (Epson Stylus Pro 7890) The paper basket is a cloth sheet that attaches to the printer stand and catches your prints as they come out. If you have the Epson Stylus Pro 9890, see page 34 for instructions on attaching the paper basket.
Setting Up the Printer 3. Use the pins to fasten the posts in place. 4. Insert the round and square poles into the basket cloth as shown.
Setting Up the Printer 5. Place the basket under the printer as shown. 6. Snap the center pole into the holders on each side of the stand.
Setting Up the Printer 7. Insert the black plastic connectors into both ends of the square pole. 8. Fasten the black plastic connectors onto the posts on each side of the stand.
Setting Up the Printer 9. Snap the back pole into the holders as shown. 10. Hook the loops around the pins on the back of the stand legs.
Setting Up the Printer 11. Insert the rod into the fabric channel. 12. Insert the free ends of the rod into the holes in the sides of the stand.
Setting Up the Printer 13. Loop the tabs over the ends of the rod as shown. 14. Attach the paper guides to the bottom of the printer as shown: Now go to “Completing Setup and Connecting the Power Cord” on page 42.
Attaching the Paper Basket (Epson Stylus Pro 9890) The paper basket is a cloth sheet that attaches to the printer stand and catches your prints as they come out. If you have the Epson Stylus Pro 7890, see page 27 for instructions on attaching the paper basket.
Setting Up the Printer 3. Use the pins to fasten the posts in place. 4. Attach the other two posts to the back of the stand.
Setting Up the Printer 5. Use the pins to fasten the posts in place as shown. 6. Insert the round and square poles into the basket cloth as shown:...
Setting Up the Printer 7. Place the basket under the printer as shown. 8. Snap the center pole in the holder on each side of the stand.
Setting Up the Printer 9. Insert the black plastic connectors into both ends of the square pole. 10. Fasten the black plastic connectors onto the posts on each side of the stand.
Setting Up the Printer 11. Snap the back pole into the holders as shown. 12. Attach the end pieces to the poles at the back of the basket.
Setting Up the Printer 13. Lift the back of the basket and attach the end pieces to the posts at the back of the stand. 14. Insert the rod into the fabric channel.
Setting Up the Printer 15. Insert the free ends of the rod into the holes in the sides of the stand. 16. Loop the tabs over the rod as shown.
Setting Up the Printer 17. Attach the paper guides to the bottom of the printer as shown: 18. Continue with the next section to complete the setup process and Completing Setup and Connecting the Power Cord 1. Attach the manual holder to the left or right side of the stand. Store the 2.
3. Remove any packing tape and plastic film. Check these areas: the front cover • the ink compartment covers • the maintenance tank(s) • 4. Open the roll paper cover and remove the tape and packing material. Setting Up the Printer...
6. Close the front cover. 7. Connect the power cord to the AC inlet on the back of the printer. Note: The illustrations in the following sections show the Epson Stylus Pro 9890, but the instructions are the same for the Pro 7890.
8. Attach the cable guides to the left or right side of the printer back and Power cord on left side 9. For the Pro 9890, attach the loops on the paper basket cords to the cable 10. Plug the power cord into a properly grounded electrical outlet. Caution: Do not use an outlet that is controlled by an automatic timer or...
Setting Up the Printer Installing Ink Use the ink cartridges that came with your printer for initial ink charging. During the initial installation process, it is normal for most of the ink in each cartridge to be used. The cartridges shipped with your printer are provided mainly to charge the ink system.
3. Remove the ink cartridges from their packages, then gently shake each cartridge for about 5 seconds. 4. Note the location of the slots corresponding to each cartridge. Left ink bay Slot no. Cartridge Cyan (C) Yellow (Y) Light Cyan (LC) Matte Black (MK) Photo Black (PK) 5.
Setting Up the Printer 6. After installing all 9 cartridges, close the ink covers. The printer begins Caution: Charging takes about 15 minutes. Never turn off the printer, remove the maintenance tank, or open the front cover or ink covers while Power light is flashing, or you may damage the printer.
EpsonNet folder to the trash. Then reinstall your printer software. 4. Click the computer, or network switch or hub. Epson Stylus Pro 7890 or Pro 9890 is connected to the computer. icon. Epson Epson Stylus Pro 7890 Setting Up the Printer Network connection ) icon.
3. Insert the printer software CD in your CD or DVD drive. 4. If the AutoPlay window appears, click (including the printer driver and EPSON LFP Remote Panel utility) and register your printer. icon to place links to the User’s Guide, Network User’s Guide...
Setting Up the Printer 5. Click your printer model. 6. Click the button. Install...
Go to the next section to update the printer firmware, if necessary. Updating Your Printer Firmware To keep your printer features and functionality up to date, you should check for a newer version of firmware on the Epson support site and update your printer, if necessary. Checking the Current Firmware Version 1.
When you see the prompt, click Panel utility automatically locate and download the latest firmware from the Epson website. If you need to download the firmware manually, visit Epson’s U.S. support website (www.epson.com/support) or Canadian support website (www.epson.ca/support), select your product, then click Drivers &...
4. If necessary, contact your network administrator for instructions on For more information on configuring the printer, see the on-screen Network Guide. Epson printers on the network and displays the MAC address and IP address for each printer that it finds. to access the TCP/IP selection screen.
Optimizing the settings for your paper • Selecting Media for Your Printer Epson offers a variety of coated, glossy, matte, and fine art paper, as well as other media, for your printer. The following table shows the paper sizes you can use:...
Handling Paper and Other Media Always test samples of paper stock in the printer before purchasing large quantities or printing large jobs. If you use non-Epson paper or other media, you may need to adjust various settings and create special paper configurations.
Handling Paper and Other Media Using Roll Paper You can use roll paper with a 2- or 3-inch core and a width of up to 24 inches (61 cm) for the Pro 7890, or 44 inches (112 cm) for the Pro 9890. Manually switching rolls is a simple process.
5. Press If your paper does not appear on the control panel, check the instructions included with the paper, or look on the Epson website (www.proimaging.epson.com). If you are using non-Epson paper, consult the manufacturer for the best setting. You may have to experiment with different settings to determine which one is best for the media you’re using.
Handling Paper and Other Media For this media Fine Art Paper Cold Press Bright Cold Press Natural Hot Press Bright Hot Press Natural Premium Canvas Satin Premium Canvas Matte Velvet Fine Art Paper Watercolor Paper - Radiant White Textured Fine Art Paper ®...
Handling Paper and Other Media Setting Up Automatic Media Tracking and Identification Before you load roll paper in the printer, you can set up the automatic media tracking system. This system prints a barcode on the edge of the paper that indicates the media type, roll length, and the alert setting.
Handling Paper and Other Media Placing the Paper in the Printer 1. Open the roll paper cover. 2. Push the lock lever down firmly, then move the roll paper holder to the left.
Handling Paper and Other Media 3. Place the roll on top of the printer. 4. If necessary, adjust the roll media adapters to fit the core size of the roll paper. 2-inch core: 3-inch core:...
Handling Paper and Other Media 5. Release the tension lever on both adapters. 6. Push the adapters into the paper core at both ends of the roll. Then pull down the tension levers.
Handling Paper and Other Media 7. Move the roll paper to the right side until it touches the roll paper guide. 8. Slide the roll paper holder to align the left adapter with the u on the holder.
Handling Paper and Other Media 9. Roll the paper slowly into position. 10. Slide the roll paper holder to the right to secure it in the printer. Make sure both ends of the roll paper are secured in the adapters.
Handling Paper and Other Media 11. Pull up the lock lever to lock the paper in place. 12. If the light is not on, press the button. Loading the Paper for Printing 1. Insert the paper into the slot and pull it down.
2. Close the roll paper cover. 3. Press the 4. Press the 5. If you see a question on the display about paper settings, select Note: Opening the front cover causes printing to 6. Press stop. Do not open the front cover while printing 7.
Note: The built-in cutter might not be able to cut When you’re not using the Auto Cut On setting, you can cut roll paper some types of non-Epson media. manually by pressing a button after your print job is finished. You can use 1.
Handling Paper and Other Media Removing Paper from the Printer 1. Open the roll paper cover. 2. Press the button to release the paper. If automatic media tracking is on, the barcode and paper • information is printed. If you are not using the Auto Take-Up Reel, the paper is rewound •...
Handling Paper and Other Media 3. Push down the lock lever firmly to release it. Then move the roll paper If you are using the Auto Take-Up Reel, you need to rewind the • paper manually. holder all the way to the left and remove it from the roll.
Handling Paper and Other Media 4. Roll the paper forward so that it rests on top of the printer. 5. Pull up the tension levers, then remove the adapters from the paper roll. 6. Rewind the paper carefully and place it in its original package.
Handling Paper and Other Media Using Cut Sheet Paper You can print on many types of cut sheet paper and other media. The printer accepts sheets in widths from letter size/A4 to 24 inches (61 cm) for the Pro 7890 or 44 inches (112 cm) for the Pro 9890. You can leave your roll paper in the printer when you print on cut sheets;...
Handling Paper and Other Media 3. Feed the sheet into the paper slot until it meets resistance. Make sure the right edge of the paper is straight and aligned with the vertical line on the roll paper cover. 4. Press d. The sheet feeds into printing position automatically. 5.
Handling Paper and Other Media Loading Heavy Sheets Make sure you load paper in the portrait orientation (short edge first). The only exception is paper that is more than 19 mil (0.5 mm) thick and 28.6 inches (728 mm) long, which should be loaded in landscape orientation (Pro 9890 only).
5. Press the 6. Press the 7. If you see a question on the display about paper settings, select 8. Press 9. Print your page. After it is finished, the sheet stays in the printer. 10. To remove your print, press the d button while holding the sheet. Adjusting the Platen Gap for Thick or Thin Paper Note: If you notice head strikes on your prints,...
When you switch media, don’t forget to change the setting back to STANDARD. If you’re printing on non-Epson media and not using the Epson driver, you may also need to create a paper configuration to optimize your results. See page 81 for more information.
Handling Paper and Other Media 2. For the Pro 9890, raise the back of the basket all the way up. 3. Open the tabs at the front of the basket and tilt it down. Then raise the paper guides. 4. Raise the front of the basket so that the surface is taut. Then lower the paper guides so that your prints slide smoothly onto the cloth.
Handling Paper and Other Media Catching Printouts Under the Printer Note: To avoid paper feed errors, do not allow Follow these steps to catch printouts under the printer: prints to stack up in the paper basket. 1. Raise the paper guides and tilt the front of the basket down. 2.
3. For the Pro 9890, adjust the basket based on your print size. Note: If printouts on matte paper have banding, pull the paper guides forward. Handling Paper and Other Media 23.4 33.1 inches (A1) or smaller • × Larger than 23.4 × 33.1 inches (A1) •...
Handling Paper and Other Media Storing the Paper Basket If you are not using the paper basket, you can fold it out of the way. 1. For the Pro 9890, raise the back of the basket. 2. Raise the paper guides, then adjust the tabs and raise the front of the basket.
However, you may want to fine-tune how the printer handles various media—especially if you use non-Epson paper or a paper not supported by the driver. Use the paper configuration settings described below.
PAPER FEED ADJUST value if you see white lines on your prints, or a higher value if you see dark lines. lets you print with non-Epson media and avoid • DRYING TIME smearing the ink. You can make the print head wait up to 10 seconds after each pass to allow ink to dry on the page.
Handling Paper and Other Media Printing Your Paper Configurations You can print a list showing the settings for all your paper configurations. This makes it easy to select the configuration you want for a particular type of paper. 1. Press r , then press d to highlight Menu 2.
Your Epson Stylus Pro 7890 or Pro 9890 comes with drivers and utilities Chapter 3: that let you print and manage print jobs. For the best black and white Printing With photography output, the Epson driver offers an Advanced Black and White Epson Drivers Photo mode.
Printing With Epson Drivers for Mac OS X Sizing Images for Borderless Printing on Roll Paper For true borderless printing on roll paper, you can select a Paper Size setting with an as described below. Your image may be clipped on the left and right edges, but you can minimize clipping by sizing your image according to the paper width and by adjusting the length by adding 0.1 inch (2.54 mm) to it.
Once you have selected your page setup options, you need to select printing options. The Epson driver offers automatic settings that optimize print quality and speed when you’re using Epson media. You can also choose additional settings for more control over your printer and color output.
Then continue with step 6. If you’re using roll paper, Epson recommends that you create a • custom paper size to make the best use of your paper. See step 5 for instructions.
Printing With Epson Drivers for Mac OS X Also be sure to select roll paper options, as described on page 96. The following settings are available, depending on the size you choose: size setting prints on cut sheet paper with a bottom •...
Printing With Epson Drivers for Mac OS X 5. If you are printing on roll paper, choose Note: If you don’t see the Orientation or Scale settings in the Print window, check for them in your application before printing. For example, you may be able to select 6.
Printing With Epson Drivers for Mac OS X 7. Select from the drop-down menu. You see this screen: Printer Settings 8. If you created a custom paper size for your roll paper, select the option in the Expand Retain Size See page 86 for details.
Printing With Epson Drivers for Mac OS X 11. Set the 12. Choose one of the following Note: The Print Quality settings available depend on the Media Type you selected. Choose a lower print quality setting for faster printing or SuperPhoto - 2880 dpi for the best quality.
Printing With Epson Drivers for Mac OS X for sharper edges on vector-based data including text, • Finest Detail graphics, and line art. (This setting does not affect photographs and is not recommended for large files.) Continue with the instructions in the next section to select color management settings.
Printing With Epson Drivers for Mac OS X Choosing Advanced Media Control Options Follow these instructions if you are using non-Epson media and you need to fine-tune its performance. Note: You may need to 1. Select change the Color Density...
Printing With Epson Drivers for Mac OS X • Drying Time per Print Head Pass media and avoid smearing the ink. You can make the print head wait up to 5 seconds after each pass to allow ink to dry on the page.
Printing With Epson Drivers for Mac OS X Choosing Roll Paper Options If you are printing on roll paper, make sure you choose one of the roll paper options as the need to check these settings for various cutting and feeding options.
Printing With Epson Drivers for Mac OS X disables automatic cutting. Choose this setting if you want to • operate the cutter manually, use the optional Auto Take-Up Reel, or print multiple print jobs without cutting. See page 68 for instructions on using the cutter.
Printing With Epson Drivers for Mac OS X Controlling Borderless Image Expansion To control the amount of expansion when printing using a Paper Size with menu. You see this screen: Adjust the slider to increase or decrease the amount of expansion.
Advanced Black and White Photo mode allows you to easily produce neutral from Photoshop, make and toned black-and-white prints using your Epson driver. This mode offers sure you do not use an alternative black and white workflow with settings for more advanced Photoshop’s color...
Printing With Epson Drivers for Mac OS X 4. Uncheck 5. Click 6. Choose the settings that are best for your photo. for the best quality. High Speed Advanced Color Settings allows you to add tone (hue) to your black and white •...
Avoid cycling through them repeatedly, or you may lose your settings. Printing With Epson Drivers for Mac OS X • Shadow Tonality Highlight Tonality tonality only in the shadow or highlight areas of your image.
Printing With Epson Drivers for Mac OS X 2. After verifying that your settings are correct, select Caution: Do not open 3. Type a name for your custom preset and click and close the Presets menu without typing a 4. When you’re ready to print, click the name, or you will lose your settings.
CANCEL, and pressing the OK button. 3. When you’re finished, close the print job window, then close your Printing With Epson Drivers for Mac OS X you can monitor the progress of your print job. Follow Print, your printer (and print queue) name. You see a screen like this:...
If your paper is not listed, check the instructions included with the paper, or look on the Epson website www.proimaging.epson.com (U.S. sales), www.epson.ca (Canadian sales). If you are using non-Epson paper, consult the manufacturer for the best setting. You may have to experiment with different settings to determine which one is best for the media you’re using.
Printing With Epson Drivers for Mac OS X For this media Proofing Paper Publication Proofing Paper Commercial Fine Art Paper Cold Press Bright Cold Press Natural Hot Press Bright Hot Press Natural Premium Canvas Satin Premium Canvas Matte Velvet Fine Art Paper...
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Your Epson Stylus Pro 7890 or Pro 9890 comes with drivers and utilities Chapter 4: that let you print and manage print jobs. For the best black and white Printing With photography output, the Epson printer driver offers Advanced Black and Epson Drivers White Photo mode.
Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows Sizing Images for Borderless Printing on Roll Paper For true borderless printing on roll paper, you can select either Expand page 116. Your image may be clipped on the left and right edges, but you can minimize clipping by sizing your image according to the roll paper width and by adjusting the length by adding 0.1 inch (2.54 mm) to it.
Choosing Basic Print Options The driver offers automatic settings that optimize print quality and speed when you’re using Epson media. You can also choose custom settings for more control over your printer and color management options. Follow these steps to make basic settings: 1.
Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows 3. Select a 4. For the Note: If a color setting is grayed out, it is not supported for the selected Media Type. 5. For the Note: The Print Quality settings depend on the Media Type you selected.
If your paper is not listed, check the instructions included with the paper, or look on the Epson website www.proimaging.epson.com (U.S. sales), www.epson.ca (Canadian sales). If you are using non-Epson paper, consult the manufacturer for the best setting. You may have to experiment with different settings to determine which one is best for the media you’re using.
Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows For this media Photo Paper Carolina Cover 10pt Tango Advantage 10pt Epson Exhibition Fiber Paper Premium Luster Photo Paper (260) Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250) Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (250) Premium Semimatte Photo Paper (260)
Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows For this media Premium Canvas Matte Velvet Fine Art Paper Watercolor Paper - Radiant White Textured Fine Art Paper UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper Canvas Somerset Velvet Matte Paper Doubleweight Matte Paper Singleweight Matte Paper...
Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows Choosing Color Management Options The printer driver offers several methods for managing the color in your prints, including turning the driver’s color management settings off. If you are using color management settings in Photoshop or another application, it is very important to access the advanced settings and turn off color management in the printer driver, as described here.
Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows lets you specify individual values for adjusting • Color Controls brightness, contrast, saturation, and CMY inks, or choose from three Printer Color Adjustment modes. You can also choose from settings, and use either a color circle or slide bar to Gamma adjust color.
Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows 4. Click Choosing Roll Paper Options Follow the steps in this section to print on roll paper and select settings for Note: Many application borderless printing and automatic cutting. (If you’re printing on cut sheets, settings override settings in the printer driver.
4. If you want to reduce or enlarge your image, click the 5. If you want to print without margins, click Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows saves paper by not feeding the blank portion of the last Save Roll Paper page of your document.
Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows 6. Click the 7. Click the button to select a borderless sizing option. Choose Expansion Auto Expand Retain Size enlarges your image (up to 3%) to fit the size of the Auto Expand paper. You can use the slider to adjust the expansion.
(If you’re printing on roll paper, see page 116.) 1. On the Properties or Preferences window, make sure the Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows Auto Cut allows margin space at the top and bottom of each •...
Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows 2. For the 3. For the setting, select Source setting, select the size of the sheet loaded in the printer. Size If the size of your paper is not listed, you can create a custom paper size.
Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows Type a name for your custom size, then enter the size in hundredths of an inch (or centimeters) and click 4. If you want to center your image on the sheet, click then select Centered 5.
Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows Choosing Page Layout Options You can print a poster-size image, even if your application does not support poster printing. Follow these steps to reduce or enlarge your image: 1. On the Properties or Preferences window, click the...
Advanced Black and White Photo mode allows you to easily produce neutral Note: If you are printing and toned black-and-white prints using your Epson driver. This mode offers from Photoshop, make an alternative black and white workflow with settings for more advanced sure you do not use control.
Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows 5. You can adjust the following advanced black and white photo settings: You see this screen: allows you to add tone (hue) to your black and white • Color Toning output. The default is Neutral neutral tonal scale print.
6. When you finish selecting settings, click Choosing Paper Configuration Options If you are using non-Epson media and you need to fine-tune its performance, you can create a custom paper configuration and save it as a setting in the printer driver. Then, whenever you print on that...
Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows 2. Select the correct settings to match your ICC profile. These settings Note: You may need to change the Color Density setting if your custom profile was created to optimize D-max and color gamut.
Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows 4. On the tab, select any other necessary setting for your paper in the Main Media Settings box. (See page 109 through page 116 for details.)
Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows 5. Click the 6. Verify that your settings are correct, type a name for the custom media 7. After saving your settings, you can do the following: button. You see a window like this:...
Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows Saving, Exporting, and Importing Custom Settings You can save groups of settings so you can reuse them for future print jobs with the same profile/printer/ink/media combination. You can also export them as a file that you can share with others, who can import them for printing.
Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows 4. After saving your settings, you can do the following: Importing a Custom Settings Group 1. To import settings from a file shared with you that does not exist in your 2. Click 3. When you return to the settings list window, click 4.
Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows Editing Printer Driver Settings 1. Click the tab, then select Utility 2. Select the item you want to edit. You can do the following: Drag and drop the items to rearrange them • Add or delete groups •...
Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows Managing Print Jobs Your printer comes with two utilities that let you check on your print jobs and cancel, pause, or restart them. The Progress Meter opens each time you send a print job. Status Monitor 3, which appears on the taskbar when you print, lets you check the printer’s...
Show Progress Meter checkbox to deselect it. 2. Select from the following options: Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows tab, then click the Utility see this window: speeds up printing of multiple copies of the •...
Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows 3. Click • Always spool RAW datatype RAW format instead of the EMF (metafile) format. Because the RAW format requires fewer resources, printing is faster and you can avoid certain problems, such as insufficient memory or disk space.
Printing With Epson Drivers for Windows Setting Monitoring Preferences You can choose when and how you want to be notified of problems, whether you want a Status Monitor 3 icon to appear on your Windows taskbar, and whether you want to allow monitoring by other users who share the printer.
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For the most precise color in your prints, you can use profiles designed Chapter 5: specifically for your printer model and paper type. Basic profiles are installed Managing with your printer driver. For a list of the profiles and their corresponding Color With media types, see page 192 (roll paper types) or page 197 (cut sheet paper Profiles...
Managing Color With Profiles Note: The settings shown are suggested values. 3. Select 4. Open the photo you want to print. 5. When your image appears, evaluate the color balance and contrast. If You see this window: U.S. Prepress Defaults menu to set Settings Adobe RGB (1998)
, select page settings as necessary, and click Page Setup , select Color Handling Photoshop Manages Colors Profile Printer Profile the paper you’ll use, such as Epson Stylus Pro 9890_9908_7890_7908 PremiumSemiglossPhotoPaper250 Intent Rendering Intent , and click the Colorimetric Perceptual checkbox.
Managing Color With Profiles Selecting Print Settings and Printing 1. Click the 2. Select the 3. Set the rest of the print settings you want to use (beginning on page 87). Note: Make sure that you 4. Make sure Color Mode is set to select Off (No Color Adjustment) or Off (No Color Management).
Windows Printing With a Color Profile First you set up your color management environment in Photoshop and assign a profile to your image, then you select your print settings and print. Note: The settings Setting Up Photoshop and Assigning a Profile shown are suggested values.
Managing Color With Profiles 5. When your image appears, evaluate the color balance and contrast. If 6. Select 7. Select 8. Click 9. Under they need improvement, select . Then select one of the following as the Profile Edit > Assign Profile setting: A different RGB working space (or Profile), such as •...
5. For the Mode setting, select color management settings, you’ll get unexpected results. 6. Click Managing Color With Profiles Profile Printer Profile the paper you’ll use, such as Epson Stylus Pro 9890_9908_7890_7908 PremiumSemiglossPhotoPaper250 Intent Rendering Intent , and click the Colorimetric Perceptual checkbox. Compensation...
The Epson Stylus Pro 7890 and Pro 9890 require little maintenance to keep Chapter 6: working at their best. This chapter describes the following routine Maintaining procedures: • Transporting the Printer • • • • • • • • •...
Other 4. Press d to select printer parts need to be replaced by an 5. Press authorized Epson service technician. Viewing Status Information 1. Press r 2. Press d to select 3. Do one of the following:...
For more information about the Printer Status menu, see page 213. Checking Printer Status From the Printer Driver The Epson Status Monitor utility installed with your printer driver lets you check the levels of ink in the printer and the level of the maintenance tank(s).
See page 135 to add the icon. Mac OS X: Open the • EPSON Printer Utility4 folder. Applications Windows 7 and Windows Vista: Click • select Hardware and Sound .
3. Select the 4. After the pattern is printed, use at least a 10 Caution: Don’t run a cleaning cycle while thick media is loaded in the printer. Maintaining and Transporting the Printer You see a menu like the following: Mac OS X icon and follow the instructions on the screen.
Maintaining and Transporting the Printer Checking and Cleaning the Print Head Using the Control Panel You can print a nozzle check from the control panel and examine it to determine whether any nozzles are clogged or deflected. Then you can run a cleaning cycle if necessary.
Running Cleaning Cycles You can run several types of cleaning cycles from the control panel (or from the Epson LFP Remote Panel2): normal cleaning, power cleaning, and cleaning each pair of ink colors. Run the power cleaning only if the normal cleaning process is not sufficient to clear the nozzles.
Follow these steps to align the print head using the control panel: Tip: To properly align the print head, you can also 1. Make sure the printer is turned on. Then load Epson Enhanced Matte use Epson Doubleweight Matte Paper or Ultra Premium Photo Paper 2.
6 months. If you do so, without any loss of print quality. However, it is best to replace a low ink Epson recommends cartridge before starting a large print job. covering the openings with tape.
For print quality, a small amount of ink remains in the cartridge after the You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper from an Epson Professional “replace cartridge” Imaging Authorized Reseller. To find the nearest reseller, visit indicator comes on.
4. Then press in the cartridge you want to replace. The cartridge pops out. WARNING: Do not shake the expended cartridge, or ink may leak out. If ink gets 5. Remove the expended ink cartridge from the printer. It’s a good idea to on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water.
Maintaining and Transporting the Printer 7. Hold the cartridge with the arrow pointing toward the printer. Then Note: If you can’t insert the cartridge smoothly, you may have the wrong cartridge. Check the package and product code. If the B Ink light remains on after installing the cartridge, it may not be inserted fully.
Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss, Proofing Paper Commercial, and so The Matte Black cartridge is optimized for printing photographic images on matte or fine art papers, such as Epson Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte and Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper. This cartridge significantly increases black optical density.
Maintaining and Transporting the Printer Using Maintenance Mode Maintenance mode allows you to make special settings and perform maintenance procedures that may be needed occasionally. You can use maintenance mode to do the following: • • • • Follow these steps to use maintenance mode: 1.
Replacing the Paper Cutter If you notice that your paper isn’t being cut cleanly, the cutter may need to be replaced. You can obtain a new cutter from Epson (part number C12C815331). See page 12 for ordering details. Removing the Old Cutter...
Maintaining and Transporting the Printer 5. To remove the cutter cover, press in the tab and pull it down. 6. Loosen the screw using a cross-head screwdriver.
7. Carefully remove the cutter. WARNING: The blade is sharp. Be careful when removing the cutter. 8. Dispose of the cutter in accordance with local regulations. Installing the New Cutter Remove the new cutter from its package, then follow these steps to install it: 1.
Maintaining and Transporting the Printer 2. Tighten the screw using a cross-head screwdriver. Note: Reinstall the 3. Align the cover, then press it in until it clicks into place. optional SpectroProofer if necessary, following the instructions that came with it. Then turn on the printer and press the OK button.
The printer will not print if one of the maintenance tanks is full. On the Epson Stylus Pro 9890, the right tank is used more than the left. To maximize tank life, you can switch the tanks when the right tank reaches approximately 40% to 60% of capacity.
Maintaining and Transporting the Printer 3. Grasp the handle at the bottom of the tank (on the side of the printer) Caution: Be careful not to spill ink from the maintenance tank when removing it. Hold it upright at all times and dispose of it carefully.
Don’t spray the inside of the printer with lubricants; unsuitable oils can damage the mechanism. Contact Epson if you think the printer needs lubrication. Do not touch the gray area, roller, or absorption pads inside the printer; otherwise your prints may be soiled.
Maintaining and Transporting the Printer 5. If your prints are soiled on the back, wipe the blue area carefully. 6. If powdery dust has accumulated, use a toothpick or similar tool to 7. Remove the paper basket. Then clean away any dust or dirt around the remove it.
Follow the instructions below to prepare the printer for shipment. If you don’t have the original packaging, you can purchase replacement packaging from Epson. See page 12 for more information. Preparing the Printer for Shipment 1. Turn off the printer and wait until the carriage moves to the home position (on the far right) and the P Power light goes off.
Maintaining and Transporting the Printer 4. Open the front cover and reinstall the packing material that you Tip: For more secure transportation, tape all doors and covers shut. 5. Before you remove the printer from the stand, make sure the casters are 6.
To ship the printer a longer distance, you should repack it using the original box and packing materials. If you don’t have the original packaging, you can purchase replacement packaging from Epson. See page 12 for more information. Moving the Printer on the Stand...
Maintaining and Transporting the Printer 5. Release the front casters. 6. Carefully roll the printer to its new location, then lock the casters. Setting Up the Printer After Transportation Setting up the printer after transporting it is almost identical to setting it up for the first time.
See page 145 for instructions. Review the FAQs at www.proimaging.epson.com for possible solutions. If none of the suggested solutions in this chapter solve your problem, contact Epson as described under “Where To Get Help” on page 13.
Note the error number, then turn the printer off. Then check the power cord connection at both ends and turn it back on. If the message remains after restarting the printer several times, contact Epson as described on page 13. OK button Menu button...
52. Replace the ink cartridge; see page 153. Select DECLINE and replace the ink cartridge with a genuine Epson ink cartridge; see page 153. Replace the ink cartridge with a genuine Epson ink cartridge; see page 153.
Replace the cartridge(s) before cleaning; see page 153. After cleaning is finished, you can re-use the low ink cartridge. Note the code number and contact Epson as described on page 13. Make sure you have a replacement maintenance tank. For the Pro 9890, note which tank is nearly full;...
Message NOT ENOUGH EMPTY SPACE REPLACE THE RIGHT SIDE MAINTENANCE TANK NOZZLE CHECK ERROR PRESS THE BUTTON NOZZLE CLOG DETECTED NOT ENOUGH INK OR SPACE IN MAINT TANK PAPER CUT ERROR REMOVE UNCUT PAPER PAPER EJECT ERROR REMOVE PAPER FROM PRINTER PAPER ERROR LOAD PAPER CORRECTLY...
Solving Problems Message PAPER SETTING ERROR CHECK THE PAPER SOURCE IN THE DRIVER SETTINGS AND LOAD PAPER CORRECTLY PAPER SIZE ERROR LOAD CORRECT PAPER SIZE PAPER SKEW LOAD PAPER PROPERLY PRINTER ERROR RESTART THE PRINTER Auto Take-Up Reel Error Messages If you have the optional Automatic Take-Up Reel System, check the following list for error messages that might appear: Message...
◗ If you’re using cut sheet media, make sure the printable side is face up. ◗ Choose a higher resolution, such as SuperPhoto - 2880x1440dpi. ◗ If you’re using a third-party RIP and non-Epson media, see if the RIP provides Try adjusting your advanced media control settings (page 94 for Mac OS X) or paper configuration settings (page 126 for Windows).
93 (Mac OS X) or page 114 (Windows). ◗ Adjust the Color Density setting in the Paper Configuration utility. ◗ If you’re using a third-party RIP or non-Epson media, custom color profiles will give you the best color reproduction.
Your print appears blurry or smeared. ◗ If you’re printing on non-Epson media, you may need to adjust the paper ◗ Your paper doesn’t meet the required specifications or wasn’t stored in a ◗ If you’re using cut sheet media, make sure the printable side is face-up.
◗ Make sure the Media Type setting in your printer software is correct. ◗ If you’re printing on non-Epson media, you may need to adjust the paper thickness setting or drying time. Use your printer software (page 94 for Mac OS X or page 126 for Windows) to choose the correct setting.
> Printers and Faxes. Right-click the icon for your printer, then select Properties. Click the Ports tab and make sure your printer port is selected. Epson website at www.proimaging.epson.com. plugged in at both ends. they are within the printer’s printable area.
Solving Problems Problem Blank paper is printed. A ruled line on your print appears to shift. Color images print in black only. The printer continues to feed paper after you have cancelled a job. Roll paper cannot be cut. Printing is too slow. Solution ◗...
• PLATEN GAP you’re printing on. See page 75 for more information. If you’re not using Epson media, use a paper configuration to adjust for • the paper’s thickness and drying time; see page 94 (for Mac OS X) or page 125 (for Windows).
Fixing Paper Eject Problems If the paper is curled too tightly to eject properly, make sure the paper guides are attached to the printer. There are two paper guides for the Epson Stylus Pro 7890 and five for the Pro 9890.
Solving Problems Clearing Paper Jams When roll paper gets jammed in the printer, printing stops and you see a message on the LCD screen. Follow these steps to clear a paper PAPER JAM jam: 1. Cut the paper at the paper insertion slot. 2.
Solving Problems 4. Open the front cover if necessary. 5. Carefully pull down the jammed paper. 6. Close the front cover, if necessary. Press the P Power button to turn the Caution: To avoid damaging the printer, do not touch the cables around the print head or the roller, ink absorption pad, or ink tubes.
• • • • Uninstalling and Reinstalling the Printer Driver Tip: Check the Epson Pro Imaging website at www.proimaging.epson. If you need to uninstall and then reinstall the printer driver software for any com for updated drivers reason, follow the instructions in the appropriate section below.
2. Select your printer icon and click 3. If you want to reinstall your printer software, restart your computer. Windows 7 and Windows Vista: Click . Select Uninstall a program EPSON Printer Software list. Windows XP: Click Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Select Programs.
CSA 22.2 No. 60950-1 FCC part 15 subpart B, class B CAN/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR 22 Class B Epson Stylus Pro 7890: 24 inches (610 mm) Epson Stylus Pro 9890: 44 inches (1118 mm) Up to 147.6 feet for 2-inch cored media Up to 662.7 feet for 3-inch cored media...
Specifications Epson Roll Paper Information and ICC Profiles Paper name Thickness Premium Glossy Photo 10 mil Paper (250) (0.27 mm) Premium Semigloss 10 mil Photo Paper (250) (0.27 mm) Premium Luster Photo 10 mil Paper (260) (0.27 mm) Premium Semimatte...
Paper name Thickness Watercolor Paper - 11 mil Radiant White (0.29 mm) Enhanced Synthetic 5 mil Paper (0.12 mm) Enhanced Adhesive 7 mil Synthetic Paper (0.17 mm) Canvas 18 mil (0.46 mm) * Profiles ending with PK are for use with Photo Black ink; those with MK are for use with Matte Black ink. Borderless printing Core...
Specifications Cut Sheets Epson Cut Sheet Paper Sizes Weight range 17 lb (64 g/m Size group Size name A Series Super A3/B Super A1 Super A0* US-ANSI Letter US B US C US D US E* ) bond up to posterboard Measurements ×...
Size group Size name US-ARCH ARCH A ARCH B ARCH C ARCH D ARCH E* B Series B1 Landscape* Super B0* Photo Series — — — — — Specifications Measurements × 12 inches (229 × 305 mm) × 18 inches (305 ×...
Epson Cut Sheet Paper Information and ICC Profiles Note: Borderless printing on these papers is recommended on the right and left sides only. * PK profiles are for Photo Black ink; MK profiles are for Matte Black ink. Paper name...
15 mm or 3 mm, or set the top margin to 35 mm. See page 213 Note: We recommend for details. that you use genuine Epson cartridges and do The borderless printing feature allows edge-to-edge printing on some media. not refill them. The use of other products may affect...
If you want to print multiple images on roll paper and have the printouts rolled up automatically, you can use the optional Auto Take-Up Reel (Epson Stylus Pro 9890 only). To install the Auto Take-Up Reel, follow the instructions in the manual that came with it.
Using the Optional Auto Take-Up Reel Loading Roll Paper Onto the Take-Up Reel Before you load roll paper onto the take-up reel core, check the following: • WARNING: Make sure the Auto Take-Up Reel is • installed properly and is turned off before loading 1.
Winding Prints Forward 1. Tape the leading edge of the paper to the take-up reel core in three 2. Press the d button to feed the paper forward and create some slack. 3. Set the Note: When printing on Singleweight Matte Paper at least 24 inches wide, place the tensioner in the slack area to ensure good...
Using the Optional Auto Take-Up Reel Winding Prints Backward 1. Wind the bottom of the roll paper around the back of the reel as shown 2. Press the d button to feed the paper forward and create some slack. 3. Set the below, then tape the leading edge of the paper to the reel in three places.
Printing Using the Auto Take-Up Reel Once the Auto Take-Up Reel is installed and paper is attached to it, you can use it to take up your prints. WARNING: Do not touch the Auto Take-Up Reel 1. Set the while it is operating; doing so may result in injury.
Using the Optional Auto Take-Up Reel 5. To remove your prints, turn the lever to unlock the reel, and then slide it 6. Remove the take-up reel core from the paper stop on both ends of the Reversing the Paper Stops for a 2-inch Paper Reel Core You can use a 2-inch roll paper core (after the paper is used up) in the auto take-up reel.
Using the Optional Auto Take-Up Reel 2. Reverse the paper stop so that the smaller knob is on the outside. Then pinch the clip and reinstall the paper stop on the drive unit. 3. Remove the paper stop from the movable unit by pinching the knob.
Using the Optional Auto Take-Up Reel 4. Reverse the paper stop so that the smaller knob is on the outside. Then Installing a Take-Up Reel Core 1. Make sure the lock lever is released. Then slide the movable paper stop pinch the knob and reinstall the paper stop on the movable unit.
Using the Optional Auto Take-Up Reel 2. Slip one end of the take-up reel core over the paper stop on the drive unit. 3. Insert the paper stop on the movable unit into the other end of the core.
Using the Optional Auto Take-Up Reel 4. Turn the lever to the front to lock the movable unit.
Appendix C: Control Panel Power light and button This Appendix summarizes the functions of the control panel’s lights and buttons (below), describes the informational messages and icons you may see on the LCD screen (see page 212), and lists the available menu settings (see page 213).
Control Panel Button Description d Paper feed Down Feeds the paper forward. Press and hold to feed paper faster. When paper is unlocked, reduces paper suction Changes setting parameters within menu mode u Paper feed Up Feeds the paper backward When paper is unlocked, increases paper suction Changes setting parameters within menu mode Executes setting changes within the menu system...
Lights See “Checking Error Messages and Lights” on page 172 for instructions on responding to problems indicated by the printer lights. Light Description P Power On: printer is turned on Flashing: printer is printing or shutting down Off: printer is turned off Pause/reset On: printer is paused, in Menu mode, or has an error Off: printer is ready...
Control Panel LCD Screen Icons Icon Description Paper Source icons Sheet Roll paper with Auto Cut On Roll paper with Auto Cut Off Platen Gap icons Widest Wider Wide Narrow Roll paper icons Displays when a non-default ROLL PAPER MARGIN setting is selected in the PRINTER SETUP menu;...
Menu Setting Summary Press the button to enter menu mode and select the settings Menu summarized here. Menu setting Description PRINTER SETUP menu PLATEN GAP Adjusts the distance from the print head to the paper; see page 75 for details. STANDARD for most printing WIDE or WIDER if images are smeared NARROW for thin paper...
Control Panel Menu setting Description TEST PRINT menu NOZZLE CHECK Prints a nozzle check pattern; see page 150 for details. STATUS SHEET Prints a sheet showing the status of various printer parts and settings; see page 146 for details. NETWORK STATUS Prints a sheet showing the network settings;...
Menu setting Description PAPER SETUP menu (see page 57 for details) ROLL PAPER REMAINING Sets up the automatic media tracking and identification system. When this setting is ON, you can also set the ROLL PAPER LENGTH and ROLL LENGTH ALERT to keep track of the remaining paper.
REMOVE SKEW Reduces paper skew. HEAD ALIGNMENT menu (see page 152 for details) PAPER THICKNESS Selects the paper type (Epson media) or thickness (non-Epson media) for aligning the print head. ALIGNMENT Selects and starts running print head alignment of various types.
Index Accessories, 12 Adobe Photoshop, 137 to 143 Advanced Black and White Photo Mac OS X, 99 to 101 Windows, 123 to 125 Aligning print head, 152 to 153 Always spool RAW datatype setting, Auto Cut setting Mac OS X, 96 Windows, 119 Auto Rotate setting, Windows, 119 Automatic media tracking, 60...
Gaps in prints, 179 Garbled characters, 181 Ghosting, 178 Grainy prints, 178 Head Alignment menu, 152, 153 Height of printer, 190 Help, Epson, 13 High Speed Copies setting, 133 High Speed setting Mac OS X, 92 Windows, 111 Humidity requirements, 189...
LFP Remote Panel, 52 to 53 Lights, control panel, 19, 172, 209 to 211 Loading cut sheet paper, 72 to 73 roll paper, 57 to 67 Mac OS X advanced media control settings, 94 to 95 basic print options, 87 to 93 black and white photos, 99 to 101 borderless printing, 86, 87 to 90 canceling print jobs, 103...
94 to 95, 125 to 128, 179 custom size, 87 to 90, 108, 117, 120 to 121 cut sheet, see Cut sheet paper cutting manually, 68 Epson, 55 to 57 handling, 55 to 83 icons, 212 jams, 185 to 186 light, 172, 211...
179 Profiles, color, 137 to 143 Progress Meter, 132, 133 Quality Options, Windows, 110 to 111 Registering non-Epson media control panel, 81 to 83 Mac OS X, 94 to 95 Windows, 125 to 128 Remaining paper setup, 60...
27 to 33 Stylus Pro 9890, paper basket, 34 to 42 Suction, 82, 95, 126 Super strong cleaning cycle, 159 Support, Epson, 13 System requirements, 13 to 14 Take-Up Reel, Auto, see Automatic Take-Up Reel, optional Technical support, 13 Temperature requirements, 189...
Windows basic print options, 109 to 111 black and white photos, 123 to 125 borderless printing, 108, 116 to 121 canceling print jobs, 132 checking printer status, 147 color management, 114 to 116, 123 to 125, 141 to 143 custom paper size, 108, 117, 120 to 121 custom presets, 129 to 130 installing software, 50 to 52...