Epson 800 User Manual

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  • Page 1 User’s Guide Printed on recycled paper with at least 10% post-consumer content...
  • Page 2 General Notice: Other product names used herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. disclaims any and all rights in those marks. EPSON The E emblem does not represent EPA endorsement of any product or service. NERGY Copyright © 1996 by Epson America, Inc. 4006678 11/96...
  • Page 3: Fcc Compliance Statement

    This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television reception.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Introduction Windows System Requirements Macintosh System Requirements How To Use Your Manuals Warnings, Cautions, and Notes Where To Get Help Electronic Support Services Compliance NERGY Energy-saving Tips Important Safety Instructions Basic Printing Printing from Windows Setting Printer Options from Windows Applications Setting Default Printer Options Checking Printer Status Printing from a Macintosh...
  • Page 6 Contents Printing on Special Media Using Special Paper and Media Letterhead, Preprinted Forms, and Legal-size Paper EPSON 360 dpi High Quality and Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper, Film, and Transparencies Envelopes EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards...
  • Page 7 Network Printing on a PC Setting Up the Host System Setting Up Remote Systems Setting Up Your Network Path in Windows 95 Network Printing on a Macintosh Assigning a Name to the Printer Using the AppleTalk Connection Maintenance and Transportation Replacing an Ink Cartridge Removing an Empty Ink Cartridge Installing the New Cartridge...
  • Page 8 Contents Vertical lines are misaligned or vertical banding appears The printed image has incorrect or missing colors The printed image is faint or has gaps The printed image is blurry or smeared Photographic images look grainy or rough Solving Printing Problems All lights are off Only the Ppower light is on, but nothing prints The S paper out light is flashing or on...
  • Page 9 Solving Miscellaneous Printout Problems Characters are incorrect or garbled. The margins are incorrect. The image is inverted as if viewed in a mirror. The printer prints blank pages. Using Optional Interfaces Selecting an Interface Board Using Macintosh Interface Boards Using the PC Serial Interface Board Installing Optional Interfaces Technical Specifications Printing...
  • Page 10 ™ Your tylus EPSON COLOR 800 device for business graphics, single-page layout proofs, digital photography—or any project you create on your computer. With resolutions up to 1440 by 720 dpi, you get amazingly realistic photographic images and vivid graphics in color, or razor-sharp black printing at speeds up to eight pages per minute.
  • Page 11: Introduction

    Introduction Windows System Requirements To use your printer and its software with a PC, your system should have: ® An IBM compatible PC with at least a 386/25 MHz or faster processor ® Microsoft Windows 3.1, Windows for Workgroups or Windows 95 At least 8MB of RAM (more for Windows 95) At least 20MB of free hard disk space for storing images (40MB or more is recommended)
  • Page 12: How To Use Your Manuals

    To set up your printer, see the Quick Setup card. For color printing tips, see the Print It in Color booklet. This EPSON User’s Guide contains the following information: Chapter 1 covers the basics of printing with Windows or Macintosh.
  • Page 13: Warnings, Cautions, And Notes

    Where To Get Help provides customer support and service through a EPSON network of authorized EPSON (800) 922-8911 for the nearest location or the following services Fax-on-Demand access to library Literature on current and new products The location of your nearest Authorized...
  • Page 14: Electronic Support Services

    You can purchase ink cartridges, paper, manuals, accessories, and parts from Accessories at (800) 873-7766 (U.S. EPSON sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral If you need help using software with an product, see the EPSON documentation for that program for technical support information.
  • Page 15: Energy Star Compliance

    Introduction EPSON Fax-on-Demand service You can access ’s technical information library by calling EPSON (800) 442-2110 or (800) 922-8911 and selecting the appropriate phone option. You must provide a return fax number to use Fax-on-Demand. EPSON Forum on CompuServe ®...
  • Page 16: Energy-Saving Tips

    Caution: Always turn the printer off using the power button. If you’re using a power strip, do not switch it off or unplug the printer until the power light is off. Energy-saving Tips Here are a few tips you can use to be even more energy-wise: If your monitor isn’t Energy Star compliant, turn it off when you’re not using it.
  • Page 17 Introduction Do not let the power cord become damaged or frayed. If you use an extension cord with the printer, make sure the total ampere rating of the devices plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the cord’s ampere rating. Also, make sure the total of all devices plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed 15 amperes.
  • Page 18: Basic Printing

    The following sections tell you how to set printer options from Windows applications, how to change the default printer settings, and how to check your printer’s status. 800. First you have to set COLOR from the File menu. You Print...
  • Page 19: Setting Printer Options From Windows Applications

    Automatic good printing results for all kinds of documents, on all types of paper. from Print Print Setup tylus 800 printer is COLOR Printer, Setup, Properties Click for more information. . This is the easiest way to get , or...
  • Page 20 (SuperFine quality at 1440 dpi), you need to use one of the photo quality media. For the best printing at any resolution, always use EPSON media. 4. Choose the Media Type following list: Plain paper 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper...
  • Page 21: Setting Default Printer Options

    1. Click , point to Start Settings 2. Right-click the EPSON Stylus COLOR 800 3. Select . Then click the Properties You see the Main printer settings dialog box, as shown on page 1-2. Any changes you make will become the default settings for all your applications and documents.
  • Page 22: Checking Printer Status

    The ink level is low or empty. Check the B or A light on the control panel and replace the cartridge if necessary. Basic Printing Despooler dialog EPSON The name of the file you’re printing appears here. Click to restart...
  • Page 23: Printing From A Macintosh

    Basic Printing Printing from a Macintosh When you set up a new printer for your Macintosh, you need to check the page setup for documents in each application you use. You can then click the print icon or choose menu. You see a dialog box that lets you choose which pages to print, the number of copies, and other options.
  • Page 24 1440 dpi), you need to use one of the photo quality media. For the best printing at any resolution, always use EPSON media. Note: On the Macintosh, printer settings are saved with your document, but you can’t save them from one application to another.
  • Page 25: What To Do When The Printer Lights Flash

    Basic Printing P S B A What To Do When the Printer Lights Flash black cleaning button color cleaning button The four lights on your printer’s control panel show the printer’s status and alert you to problems like paper jams. When the paper light flashes, paper is jammed in the printer.
  • Page 26: Printing On Special Media

    Media Type and Paper Size settings in your printer software. The table on the following page lists the available media and the Media Type setting to choose EPSON for each one. Printing on 800 lets you print on just about ’s photo-quality EPSON media EPSON...
  • Page 27 Accessories at (800) 873-7766 (U.S. sales only) EPSON In Canada, call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral. The type of paper or other media you use is one of the most important factors in determining the quality of your printed output.
  • Page 28: Letterhead, Preprinted Forms, And Legal-Size Paper

    Load the top edge first. When you load legal-size paper, pull up the paper support extension as shown below: 360 dpi High Quality and Photo EPSON Quality Ink Jet Paper You can load paper up to the arrow mark on the left edge guide.
  • Page 29: Envelopes

    Printing on Special Media Note: Use ink jet papers within one year of purchase. Use glossy media and transparencies within six months. Return unused sheets and envelopes to their original package as soon as possible. See Appendix B for more storage information.
  • Page 30: Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards

    Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards EPSON You can use these cards to print photographs that look almost as good as the ones you get from film processing. Make sure you set the paper thickness lever to the + position as shown above.
  • Page 31: Epson Iron-On Transfer Paper

    3-6 for more information. Iron-On Transfer Paper EPSON You can print photos, company logos, or anything else you want on this paper, and then transfer your images to T-shirts or other cloth items. Load one sheet of transfer paper at a time.
  • Page 32: Printing A Banner From Windows

    3. Follow the instructions below to print your banner on either a Windows computer or a Macintosh. Printing a Banner from Windows Follow these steps to print a banner or other custom size document on a Windows computer: 1. Create the document in your word processor or other application software.
  • Page 33: Printing A Banner From A Macintosh

    Printing on Special Media 5. Choose the paper you want to use from the If you want to print a banner or other custom-size document, choose User Defined If you choose User Defined appears: 6. To print a banner, type inches for the Paper Height.
  • Page 34 You see a dialog box like the following: 3. Choose Portrait Landscape orientation of the banner or document you created. Set the printable area if necessary. 4. Choose the paper you want to use from the If you want to print a banner or other custom-size project, click the button.
  • Page 35 Printing on Special Media You can create up to eight custom paper sizes. If you give each one a unique name, you’ll be able to reuse them by selecting them from the Page Size list in the Page Setup dialog box. 6.
  • Page 36: Custom Printing

    Custom Printing When you want to print presentation graphics, photographs, or other special projects, you can use the custom settings in your Stylus 800 software. You can choose EPSON COLOR predefined settings or adjust individual options like brightness, contrast, saturation, and halftoning. For professional-quality color accuracy, you can use Image Color Matching (ICM) under Windows 95 or ColorSync on the Macintosh.
  • Page 37 Custom Printing Note When you use advanced settings, the Quality/Speed slider disappears. 2. Access the Main printer settings dialog box as described on page 1-2 (Windows) or page 1-6 (Macintosh). You see one of the following dialog boxes: Click Advanced, then click here to see a list of project types.
  • Page 38 Note: See Chapter 2 for information about using special media. 4. Click , and then Advanced list of project types. 5. Follow these guidelines to choose the right setting for your project: Photo For printing scanned photographs. Increases contrast in the image. Text/Graph For printing graphics-intensive documents like presentation pages with charts and graphs.
  • Page 39: Customizing Print Quality And Special Effects

    Custom Printing After you customize your print settings for a special project, you can save them as a group. Then you can reuse them whenever you print a similar project. See page 3-11 for instructions. Customizing Print Quality and Special Effects If you need the maximum control over your project, or you want to experiment with special effects, you can adjust individual settings in your printer software.
  • Page 40 Note: The Print Quality option you choose limits your choice of Media Types. Macintosh Some of these options are automatically set or disabled by other settings you choose. 4. Choose one of the following Economy For low-resolution rough drafts on plain paper. Saves ink.
  • Page 41 Custom Printing If vertical lines in your printout are misaligned when you use the High Speed setting, you may need to align the print heads. See Chapter 5 for instructions. 6. Choose one of the following No Halftoning For printing black text only. Error Diffusion For printing photographic or video/digital camera images.
  • Page 42: Customizing Color Settings

    Customizing Color Settings You can choose from several color adjustment modes or manually adjust brightness, contrast, and saturation. For professional color correction, you can set individual CMY color values. To achieve the maximum color accuracy, you can use Image Color Matching (ICM) under Windows 95 or ColorSync on the Macintosh.
  • Page 43 Custom Printing 2. Choose one of the following Automatic Analyzes the color information in your project and optimizes color correction accordingly. Photo-realistic For printing color photographs. Vivid For printing graphics-intensive documents like presentation pages with charts and graphs. Intensifies colors and lightens the midtones and highlights. No Color Adjustment Choose this mode only if you’re using ColorSync.
  • Page 44: Using Colorsync On The Macintosh

    ICM, or ColorSync, all the other color options are preset. For more information about color matching and working with color, see Print It in EPSON Color , the booklet that came with your printer. 4. Choose Video/Digital Camera (Macintosh): ColorSync...
  • Page 45 Custom Printing Note: The EPSON Standard profile is custom- designed for your printer. If you use a scanner or other color imaging equipment, you may have other profiles on your Macintosh. Follow these steps to set your monitor’s ColorSync profile and use your printer software’s ColorSync features:...
  • Page 46: Saving Custom Settings

    Saving Custom Settings After you’ve fine-tuned your printer settings for a special project, you can save the settings as a group. Then you can quickly reuse them the next time you print a similar project. Follow these steps: 1. Customize your printer settings as described in this chapter. 2.
  • Page 47: Managing Print Jobs And Network Printing

    Print Jobs and Network Printing Your printer software includes several utilities for managing print jobs. You can use them to schedule large jobs for convenient times, monitor your printer’s status, and handle network printing. If you’re using your printer on a network, you need to follow special setup procedures.
  • Page 48: Using The Spool Manager

    C:\TEMP or C:\WINDOWS\TEMP folder or directory, and assigns it to a print queue. The software then sends the file to your printer at the right time. program group or EPSON journal file...
  • Page 49 For information about any of these procedures and more, use the Spool Manager Help menu. Managing Print Jobs and Network Printing The Spool Manager window displays the status of your print queues and journal files and lets you control them. Here are some of the things you can do: Hold or release a queue Send journal files to your printer over a network...
  • Page 50: Using The Status Monitor

    However, you can use it at any time to see how much ink you have left. Follow these steps: 1. Access the Main printer settings dialog box as described on page 1-2 or 1-4. 2. Click the tab. Utility 800 is selected, and then COLOR from the Options menu.
  • Page 51 Managing Print Jobs and Network Printing You see the Utility menu: For information about these three utilities, see Chapter 5. 3. Click the Status Monitor window with the Status Monitor at the bottom: 4. Check the amount of ink you have left. For more information about the Despooler window, see page 1-5.
  • Page 52: Managing Print Jobs On A Macintosh

    The Monitor2 utility lets you continue to work on your Macintosh while your document is printing. However, background printing is slower and may also slow down your system. , and then point to Printers tylus 800 icon. COLOR tab. Details...
  • Page 53 7. You can select a job and cancel it or just use this window to track the printer’s progress. 800 printer is selected. , click and close the icon on EPSON Monitor2...
  • Page 54: Using The Macintosh Status Monitor

    Managing Print Jobs and Network Printing Using the Macintosh Status Monitor You can use the Status Monitor to check the level of ink in your printer and to control the way your software warns you about printer problems. Follow these steps: 1.
  • Page 55: Network Printing On A Pc

    Note: If you need to install a network interface board in your printer, see Appendix A for instructions. Managing Print Jobs and Network Printing 4. If you want to change printer messages and warnings, click button. You see the following dialog Configuration box: Printing stops...
  • Page 56: Setting Up The Host System

    Setting Up the Host System Follow these steps to set up the computer connected to the printer: 1. Create an icon for the EPSON (EPSPLMGR.EXE in the \WINDOWS\SYSTEM folder or directory). 2. Place this icon in the Startup folder. 3. Open the Spool Manager window as described on page 4-2.
  • Page 57: Setting Up Your Network Path In Windows 95

    Windows 95, you need to set up the port and network path on the computer connected to the printer. Follow these steps: 1. Double-click My Computer 2. Double-click the Printers 3. Right-click the EPSON Stylus COLOR 800 choose Properties 4. Click the tab. A dialog box like the following Details appears: 4-11 folder.
  • Page 58: Network Printing On A Macintosh

    Chooser. The EPSON your hard drive along with the other printer software. Assigning a Name to the Printer Follow these steps to use the EPSON Namer utility: 1. Double-click the EPSON Namer 2. Click the EPSON Stylus(AT) window.
  • Page 59: Using The Appletalk Connection

    3. Select the AppleTalk zone you want to use. A list of all printers connected to the selected zone appears on the right. 4. Click the name you assigned to your 800. You see a prompt asking you to confirm your COLOR choice.
  • Page 60: Maintenance And Transportation

    When the light stays on, the cartridge is empty and you need to replace it. When you need new ink cartridges, contact your dealer or call Accessories at (800) 873-7766 (U.S. only). In Canada, EPSON please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
  • Page 61: Removing An Empty Ink Cartridge

    5-5. Use these ink cartridges within six months of installing EPSON them and before the expiration date on the package: Black ink cartridge S020108 Color ink cartridge S020089 When the A color ink out light comes on, you can continue to print with black ink.
  • Page 62 Caution: Don’t open the clamp or remove a cartridge except to replace it with a new one. Once you remove a cartridge, you can’t reuse it, even if it contains ink. Warning: If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water.
  • Page 63: Installing The New Cartridge

    Maintenance and Transportation Caution: You must remove the yellow tape seal from the top of the cartridge; leaving the tape on will permanently damage it. Do not remove the clear seal from the bottom of the cartridge; ink will leak out.
  • Page 64: Replacing An Outdated Ink Cartridge

    Caution: Never turn off the printer while the power light is flashing. Caution: To avoid damaging the printer, never move the print heads by hand. 5. If you need to replace the other ink cartridge, follow the steps under “Removing an Empty Ink Cartridge,” and then steps 1 through 4 under “Installing the New Cartridge.”...
  • Page 65: Cleaning The Print Heads

    Maintenance and Transportation Caution: Never turn off the printer while the P power light is flashing. Cleaning the Print Heads If your printed image is unexpectedly light or faint, or dots are missing from the image, you may need to clean the print heads. This unclogs the nozzles so they can deliver ink properly.
  • Page 66: Using The Control Panel To Clean The Print Heads

    6. Make sure paper is loaded in the printer and click (Windows) or nozzle check pattern (Macintosh). See page 5-8 for instructions on examining the nozzle check pattern. If your print quality has not improved, repeat the steps above. If you don’t notice any improvement after doing this four or five times, check the print quality solutions in Chapter 6.
  • Page 67: Examining The Nozzle Check Pattern

    Maintenance and Transportation If your print quality has not improved, repeat the steps above. If you don’t notice any improvement after doing this four or five times, check the print quality solutions in Chapter 6. Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern Examine the nozzle check pattern you print after cleaning the print heads.
  • Page 68: Using The Print Head Alignment Utility

    Caution: Load paper that’s at least 8.27 inches (210 mm) wide. This prevents ink from spraying inside the printer and smudging your printouts. Using the Print Head Alignment Utility Follow these steps to run the utility from a Windows computer or a Macintosh: 1.
  • Page 69: Cleaning The Printer

    Maintenance and Transportation Caution: Don’t touch the gears inside the printer. Never use alcohol or thinner for cleaning; they can damage the printer components and case. Don’t use a hard or abrasive brush. Don’t get water on the printer components. Don’t spray lubricants or oils inside the printer.
  • Page 70: Transporting The Printer

    Caution: To avoid damage, always leave the ink cartridges installed when transporting the printer. Transporting the Printer If you want to move your printer some distance, you need to prepare it for transportation and repack it in the original box. Follow these steps: 1.
  • Page 71: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting As you use your printer, you may occasionally experience a paper jam or other problem. The first thing you should do is try to diagnose the problem, following the guidelines in this chapter. Then try the most likely solutions until the problem is fixed.
  • Page 72: Reading The Control Panel Lights

    Then you can fax the printout to a technical support representative or interpret it yourself. See page 6-3 for instructions. For the latest information, check the 800 Help program and the ReadMe file in the COLOR program group or folder. EPSON...
  • Page 73: Running A Self Test

    Running a Self Test You can run a self test to determine whether the problem comes from the printer itself or the computer. If the results are satisfactory, the problem lies in software settings, the interface cable, or your computer. If the self test does not print correctly, you have a problem with your printer.
  • Page 74: Improving Print Quality

    Replace the ink cartridges as described in Chapter 5. (Check the status of the B black and A color ink out lights first.) On the following pages are some detailed solutions to specific print quality problems. at the top of a page and then papers). EPSON...
  • Page 75: Printed Image Has Horizontal Banding

    Printed image has horizontal banding. Possible cause Media Type setting doesn’t match the loaded paper. The printable side of the paper is face down. The print head nozzles are clogged. The ink cartridges are low on ink. MicroWeave option is not set.
  • Page 76: The Printed Image Is Faint Or Has Gaps

    Troubleshooting Possible cause Halftoning Color Adjustment Mode options are set incorrectly for your document type. The print head nozzles are clogged. ColorSync settings are incorrect for your document (Macintosh). The ink cartridges are low on ink or one or more ink colors are empty.
  • Page 77: The Printed Image Is Blurry Or Smeared

    The printed image is blurry or smeared. Possible cause The printer’s adjust lever is in the 0 position. The paper is damp or the printable side is face down. You loaded special media without a support sheet. You tried to print on cardboard or other non-recommended media.
  • Page 78: Solving Printing Problems

    Troubleshooting All lights are off. Possible cause The printer is not receiving power. Only the power light is on, but nothing prints. Possible cause The interface cable is not connected securely. The printer has an internal problem. The printer or application software is installed incorrectly.
  • Page 79: The S Paper Out Light Is Flashing Or On

    30 seconds. Then press it again. Turn the printer off, wait a few seconds, and then turn it on and try printing again. If the error is not cleared, contact EPSON as described in the Introduction. Troubleshooting load/eject button for...
  • Page 80: All The Lights Are Flashing

    If the printer still doesn’t print, contact EPSON as described in the Introduction. Turn off your printer, wait a few seconds, and turn it on again. If the lights still flash or stay on, contact EPSON as described in the Introduction. Solution Press down on the clamp to lock it.
  • Page 81: You See A Spooling Error Message (Windows)

    Possible cause Your system doesn’t have enough available memory. You need to increase the memory allocation for your application, EPSON Monitor2, or both. Solution Change the Spool Manager default directory, following the instructions in Chapter 4. Delete unnecessary files to make room on the drive.
  • Page 82: Printing Is Too Slow

    Make sure you’re using a standard Apple System Peripheral-8 cable. See the Introduction for more information. Solution Disable Quick Draw GX in the Extensions Manager. Make sure EPSON Monitor2 and EPSON Stylus Color are enabled, and then restart your Macintosh. 6-12...
  • Page 83: Fixing Paper Problems

    Paper doesn’t feed. Try this Remove the stack of paper from the sheet feeder. Multiple pages feed at the same time. Try this Remove the stack of paper. Fixing Paper Problems You can avoid most paper handling problems by doing the following: Use smooth, high-quality media designed for ink jet printers that meets the media specifications in the...
  • Page 84: Paper Jams Inside The Printer

    Troubleshooting Paper jams inside the printer. Try this Turn off your printer, open the cover, and remove all the paper that’s inside, including any little pieces that may have torn off. Paper doesn't eject fully or is wrinkled. Possible cause If the paper doesn’t eject fully, you may have set the wrong paper size.
  • Page 85: Solving Miscellaneous Printout Problems

    Windows documentation or online help for instructions. Delete the stalled print jobs in Spool Manager following the instructions in Chapter 4. Then try printing again. Open the Extensions folder, EPSON folder, and Spool folder. Then delete any queued files. Increase the Memory Requirements for EPSON Monitor2.
  • Page 86: The Printer Prints Blank Pages

    Troubleshooting The printer prints blank pages. Possible cause Your printer is not the Windows default printer. Paper settings in the printer software are incorrect for your paper size. The print head nozzles are clogged. Solution Select your printer as the default Windows printer. See your Windows documentation or online help for instructions.
  • Page 87: Using Optional Interfaces

    If you want to connect to another system or to a network, you can install an optional interface board. This chapter tells you how to install and use EPSON interface boards in the following sections:...
  • Page 88: Using Macintosh Interface Boards

    Using Optional Interfaces To order an interface board, contact your dealer or call EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766 (U.S. sales only). In Canada, call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral. Using Macintosh Interface Boards If you are planning to install the LocalTalk board, you will also need two LocalTalk Locking Connector Kits (DIN-8 version).
  • Page 89: Installing Optional Interfaces

    Caution: To avoid damaging your printer or computer, do not install the interface board when the printer is connected to an electrical outlet. Installing Optional Interfaces Before you install an optional interface board in your printer, make sure the printer is turned off and all the printer’s lights are off.
  • Page 90 Using Optional Interfaces 5. Slide the interface board along the slots on both sides of the compartment. Push it in firmly to fully insert the board’s connector into the printer’s internal socket. 6. Secure the interface board in the slot with the two screws included with the interface board.
  • Page 91: Technical Specifications

    Printing Printing method Nozzle configuration Printable columns and printing speed Specifications On-demand ink jet 128 black nozzles (32 4, staggered) 64 color nozzles 3 (cyan, magenta, yellow) Up to 8 pages per minute in black, 7 pages per minute in color Character mode Character pitch Printable...
  • Page 92 IBM X24E emulation code 1 italic and 10 graphics character tables 14 international character sets and 1 legal character set • EPSON Roman (proportional) • EPSON Sans Serif (proportional) • EPSON Courier • EPSON Prestige • EPSON Script All bitmap fonts are available in 10, 12, and 15 cpi. You can select other font/pitch combinations using ESC/P commands.
  • Page 93: Paper

    Since the quality of any particular brand or type of paper may be changed by the manufacturer at any time, EPSON cannot guarantee the use of any particular brand or type of paper. Always test samples of paper stock before purchasing large quantities or printing large jobs.
  • Page 94 Technical Specifications Printable area Single sheet Note: Always load paper into the sheet feeder short edge first except envelopes. Load envelopes long edge first. The minimum top margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm). When printing multiple sheets of glossy media, the minimum top margin is 1.2 inches (30 mm).
  • Page 95: Ink Cartridges

    The ink thaws and is usable after approximately 3 hours at 77 °F (25 °C). Caution: To ensure good results, use genuine EPSON cartridges and do not refill them. Other products may cause damage to your printer not covered by EPSON’s warranty.
  • Page 96: Electrical

    FCC part 15 subpart B class B CSA C108.8 class B If driver support for the EPSON Stylus COLOR 800 is not available from your software manufacturer, you can use one of the other EPSON ESC/P 2 printer drivers. Choose the first printer available from the following two lists: •...
  • Page 97: Control Panel Settings

    Control Panel Settings Changing control panel settings You can change the following “default” settings from the printer’s control panel: Setting Options Print direction Auto, Bi-D, Uni-D Font Courier, Roman, Sans Serif, Prestige, Script, Roman T, Sans Serif H, Draft Pitch 10 cpi, 12 cpi, 15 cpi, 17.1 cpi, 20 cpi, Proportional I/F mode...
  • Page 98: Control Codes

    Technical Specifications Control Codes ESC/P 2 control codes IBM X24E emulation control codes ® See the ESC/P Reference Manual for more information about these commands. General operation: ESC@, ESC U, ESC EM Paper feeding: CR, FF, LF, ESC 0, ESC 2, ESC 3, ESC + Page format: ESC ( C, ESC C, ESC C 0, ESC Q, ESC l, ESC ( c, ESC N, ESC O Print position motion:...
  • Page 99: Character Tables

    Character Tables International character sets Print position motion: ESC d, ESC R, ESC D, HT, ESC B, VT, ESC J, ESC J (AGM*) Font selection: DC2, ESC P, ESC :, ESC E, ESC F, ESC I Font enhancement: DC4, SO, ESC SO, ESC W, ESC [ @, SI, ESC SI, ESC G, ESC H, ESC T, ESC S, ESC -, ESC _ Spacing: BS, SP, ESC [ \...
  • Page 100 Glossary banding The horizontal lines that sometimes appear in a printed image. See also MicroWeave. buffer The portion of the printer’s memory used to store data before printing it. character table A collection of letters, numbers, and symbols that provides you with the characters used in a particular language.
  • Page 101 Detail setting. ESC/P Abbreviation for Epson Standard Code for Printers. This system of commands gives you control of your printer from your computer. It is standard for all EPSON printers and supported by most application programs for personal computers. ESC/P 2 The enhanced version of the ESC/P printer command language.
  • Page 102 Glossary media Materials upon which data is printed, such as envelopes, plain paper, special paper, and transparency film. MicroWeave Printing technology that produces images in fine increments to reduce the possibility of banding. See also banding. parallel interface See interface. print queue Print jobs that are sent to the printer while it is busy are stored in a waiting line, or print queue, until they can be printed.
  • Page 103 Default control panel settings Default printer options, setting Deleting print job Despooler Dithering DOS support Driver Economy setting Electrical specifications Energy-saving tips Envelopes Environmental specifications EPSON 3-10 Index color 3-11 list print quality saving 3-11 special effects 2-10 6-11 NERGY...
  • Page 104 Index EPSON (continued) Electronic Support Services help media World Wide Web site EPSON Namer utility EPSON Spool Manager, see Spool Manager Error Diffusion setting Error notification ESC/P 2 control codes Ethernet board Faint printouts Film, see Photo Quality glossy media...
  • Page 105 6-15 Margin, with multiple sheets Mechanical specifications Media Type setting Memory allocation, increasing on Macintosh MicroWeave setting Monitor2 More Settings dialog box 3-10 Namer utility, EPSON Network path, Windows 95 4-11 4-12 Network printing Macintosh 4-12 4-13 4-12 Nozzle Check...
  • Page 106 Index Remote systems, network setup 4-10 4-11 Rendering Intent setting Replacing ink cartridges Resolution 3-5, see also Print quality Safety approvals Safety instructions Saturation setting Self Adhesive Sheets Self test Serial interface board Service Settings checking default reusing on Macintosh Slow printing 6-12 Smears...

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