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  • Page 1: Epson Stylus Color

    ® EPSON Stylus COLOR 1160 Printer Basics Printed on recycled paper with at least 10% post-consumer content.

  • Page 2: Copyright Notice

    SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION. The information contained herein is designed only for use with this EPSON printer. EPSON is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other printers.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions VIEWING YOUR ELECTRONIC PRINTER MANUAL Accessing Your Electronic Printer Manual Navigating Your Electronic Printer Manual PRINTING FROM START TO FINISH Using the EPSON Guided Printing Exercise Printing with Windows Loading Paper Opening the Printer Software Selecting Printer Software Settings...

  • Page 4

    Printing with PhotoEnhance Using Custom Project Types Using Advanced Settings Using Special Papers EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper Matte Paper - Heavyweight EPSON Photo Paper Envelopes Selecting the Correct Media Type MAINTAINING YOUR PRINTER Cleaning the Print Head Using the Head Cleaning Utility...

  • Page 5

    Diagnosing Printer Problems Checking the Control Panel Lights Running a Printer Check Identifying Printer Parts Problems and Solutions Problems Setting Up the Printer or Installing Software Problems with Printing Problems Getting Good Print Quality Problems with Paper Feeding Solving Miscellaneous Printout Problems...

  • Page 6: Welcome

    Welcome! ® Your EPSON Stylus COLOR 1160 printer is the ideal output device for business graphics. You can print anything from reports and resumes to photos and back light film with great results. The printer comes with these features: Resolutions up to 1440 by 720 dpi (dots per inch), even on plain paper Fast print speeds of approximately 9.5 ppm (pages per minute) for black text and...

  • Page 7: About Your Software

    CD-ROM, see the Start Here poster for instructions. About Your Documentation To set up your printer and install its software, see the Start Here poster. This book contains system requirements, important safety information, and instructions on: viewing your electronic printer manual...

  • Page 8: Warnings, Cautions, Notes, And Tips

    Notes contain important information about your printer. Tips contain additional hints for better printing. Windows System Requirements To use your printer and its software, your system should have: ® An IBM compatible PC with at least a 486/66 MHz (for Windows 98) or...

  • Page 9: Macintosh System Requirements

    USB port and a shielded USB “AB” cable from Series A (computer) to Series B (printer), up to 6.5 ft. (2 meters) long. Using an improperly shielded USB cable—especially a cable more than 6.5 ft. (2 meters) long—may cause the printer to malfunction. Macintosh System Requirements To use your printer and its software, your system should have: ®...

  • Page 10: Energy Star Compliance

    Year 2000 Ready Your EPSON printer is Year 2000 Ready. However, be sure the other parts of your computer system are also ready for the year 2000. Compliance...

  • Page 11: Important Safety Instructions

    Ppower light is off. Do not place the printer on an unstable surface or near a radiator or heating vent or in direct sunlight. Do not block or cover the openings in the printer’s case or insert objects through the slots.

  • Page 12: Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions

    Unplug the printer and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: If the power cord or plug is damaged; if liquid has entered the printer; if the printer has been dropped or the case damaged; if the printer does not operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance.

  • Page 14: Viewing Your Electronic Printer Manual

    Your printer software CD-ROM includes an electronic Reference Guide for your printer. The manual is in HTML format, so you need a browser—such as Internet Explorer 3.0 or later or Netscape Navigator 3.0 or later—to view it. If you are using a different browser, the pages may not display correctly.

  • Page 15: Navigating Your Electronic Printer Manual

    When you first open the Reference Guide, you see this screen: Click here to expand the table of contents Click a topic on the left to expand the table of contents. , and double-click Programs EPSON EPSON Stylus COLOR 1160 ESC1160 Guide folder and double-click View...

  • Page 16

    After expanding the table of contents, you can click on the topic you want to view. If there’s a right arrow , click it to view subtopics, then click on a topic to go to it. Click the down arrow Closed list, click to expand...

  • Page 18: Printing From Start To Finish

    Selecting a preset project type or a color-matching method, on page 26 Fine-tuning your settings for maximum control of your printouts, on page 28 Using special papers such as EPSON Photo Paper or envelopes, on page 31 Using the EPSON Guided Printing Exercise...

  • Page 19: Printing With Windows

    If you didn’t install the Guided Printing Exercise when you set up your printer, follow these steps to install it: 1. Insert the printer software CD-ROM. 2. Windows: Double-click drive icon, then double-click the Installation Program menu. Double-click follow the on-screen instructions to install it.

  • Page 20: Opening The Printer Software

    Keep the following in mind when loading paper: Load the printable side face up. It’s usually whiter or brighter than the other side. Load letterhead or preprinted paper into the printer top edge first. Don’t load paper above the arrow on the left edge guide.

  • Page 21: Selecting Printer Software Settings

    If you click the print icon on your application’s tool bar instead of selecting Print from the File menu, you may not get the option to change the printer software settings before printing. Selecting Printer Software Settings Once you click...

  • Page 22

    What’s This?. Selecting Windows Default Settings The printer settings you make apply only to the application you’re currently using. If you usually print one type of document in different applications—for example, black ink on legal size paper—you can change the default printer settings for all your programs.

  • Page 23: Controlling Printing

    Epson Printing Tips below For more advanced printer settings, see pages 23 through 30. For more information on printing—for example, previewing your printout, changing the paper size, or adding a watermark—see your electronic Reference Guide (described on page 9).

  • Page 24: Printing On A Macintosh

    Keep the following in mind when loading paper: Load the printable side face up. It’s usually whiter or brighter than the other side. Load letterhead or preprinted paper into the printer top edge first. Don’t load paper above the arrow on the left edge guide.

  • Page 25: Opening The Printer Software

    (your dialog box may look slightly different): Make the following selections on the page setup dialog box: Make sure your select your printer in the Chooser; see the Start Here poster for instructions.) Select the correct document. See your electronic Reference Guide for details.

  • Page 26: Selecting Printer Software Settings

    (or an in-between setting) for the paper you’re using. (The slider is not available when certain media types are selected.) When you’ve selected your settings, click . You see the main printer settings dialog box Print Select faster or higher-quality printing, or in-between you’re printing on (click the...

  • Page 27: Controlling Printing

    If you turned on background printing, you can select Application menu at the right side of the menu bar to check the progress of your print job. You see the EPSON Monitor3 dialog box: Click to pause printing Click on the...

  • Page 28: Printing With Photoenhance

    Guide for details. (You can often make these settings in your application software. If so, you should make the changes there.) 3. Access the printer settings dialog box as described on page 15 (Windows) or page 21 (Macintosh). from the File menu. See your electronic Reference...

  • Page 29

    You see one of these dialog boxes: Windows 4. Choose the Media Type select, see page 35.) 5. Choose ink. (You cannot select PhotoEnhance if Color 6. Click PhotoEnhance 7. If your photograph was taken with a digital camera, you can click the Camera Correction photographs taken with a film camera.

  • Page 30

    , depending on your application) to start printing. Print Macintosh: Click Print For more details on the printer settings, see your electronic Reference Guide, as described on page 9. . You see a list of Standard ) or select one of the Nature ).

  • Page 31: Using Custom Project Types

    Using Custom Project Types Your EPSON Stylus COLOR 1160 printer software includes custom project types with preset options for printing specific types of documents—such as reports, graphs, or drafts. These options let you quickly select the best settings for your particular type of document and paper, or select a color-matching method for your project.

  • Page 32

    Macintosh 7. Choose a project type following these guidelines (these settings are restricted by your Media Type and Ink settings): : For printing graphics-intensive documents like presentations Text/Graph with charts and graphs. : For printing rough drafts of text on plain paper. Saves ink. Economy (Image Color Matching;...

  • Page 33: Using Advanced Settings

    Guide for details. (You can often make these settings in your application software. If so, you should make the changes there.) 3. Access the printer settings dialog box as described on page 15 (Windows) or page 21 (Macintosh). 4. Select your Media Type and Ink settings.

  • Page 34

    5. Click and then click the Custom, box: Click here to change your Print Quality (resolution) Windows Click here to change your Print Quality (resolution) Macintosh 6. Check the displayed Media Type and Ink settings you selected on the main dialog box.

  • Page 35

    9. Select any other settings you need to change. Many of the settings are automatically selected by other settings you choose. For details on all the printer software settings, see your electronic Reference Guide or online help. After you customize your print settings, you can save them as a group.

  • Page 36: Using Special Papers

    Check out the EPSON Photo Quality Media Pack that came with your printer. Instructions for printing on the samples, along with other papers, are given in the following sections. For a list of EPSON special ink jet papers and ordering information, see the inside back cover. EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper is great for presentation materials and newsletters.

  • Page 37

    If you’re using 4 6-inch, Panoramic, or roll Photo Paper, see the next sections. 6-inch Photo Paper EPSON 4 6-inch Photo Paper is micro-perforated around the edges so you can trim your printouts and “bleed” the photo—extend it to the edge of the paper—on all sides.

  • Page 38

    Paper Size setting. Photo Paper on a Roll (13 in x 32.8 ft) You can use EPSON Photo Paper on a roll to print photographic banners, panoramas, and signs up to 44 inches long. Before loading the paper, cut it to the desired length of your image plus 2 inches to account for the necessary margins.

  • Page 39: Envelopes

    Envelopes You can load up to 10 envelopes at a time, flap edge first and printable side up. Place them against the right edge guide and slide the left edge guide against them. (You’ll get better results if you press each envelope flat before loading it, or load one envelope at a time.) Set the thickness lever to the...

  • Page 40: Selecting The Correct Media Type

    Here are the settings you should choose for your paper: For this paper . . . Plain paper sheets or envelopes EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper EPSON High Quality Ink Jet Paper EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper...

  • Page 42: Maintaining Your Printer

    Cleaning the print head uses ink, so clean it only if print quality declines. You can clean the print head in either of the following ways: using the Head Cleaning utility (when the printer is connected to a local port, not over a network), as described on page 38 using the printer’s control panel buttons, as described on page 39...

  • Page 43: Using The Head Cleaning Utility

    Follow these steps to run the Head Cleaning utility (recommended method): 1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and both the B black and A color ink out lights are off. (If an ink out light is flashing, replace the ink cartridge instead.)

  • Page 44: Using The Control Panel To Clean The Print Head

    Follow the steps below to clean the print head. (See page 49 for more control panel information.) 1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and both the B black and A color ink out lights are off. (If an ink out light is flashing, replace the ink cartridge before continuing.)

  • Page 45: Examining The Nozzle Check Pattern

    8. If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning three or four times, check the solutions beginning on page 55. You can also turn the printer off and wait overnight—this allows any dried ink to soften—and then try cleaning the print head again.

  • Page 46: Replacing An Ink Cartridge

    Otherwise the ink remaining in the print head nozzles may dry out. Use these EPSON ink cartridges within six months of installing them and before the expiration date on the package: Black ink cartridge:...

  • Page 47: Removing And Installing Ink Cartridges

    You can replace a cartridge when the B black or A color ink out light is either flashing or on. (If you perform these steps when both ink out lights are off, the printer cleans the print heads as described on page 37.) Be sure you have a new ink cartridge before you begin.

  • Page 48

    The printer moves the print head and begins charging the ink delivery system. The Ppower light flashes, and the printer makes noise. Charging takes about 30 seconds. When it’s finished, the Ppower light stops flashing and stays on.

  • Page 49: Replacing An Outdated Ink Cartridge

    Follow these steps to replace an ink cartridge before the B black or A color ink out light is flashing or on: 1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing (the Ppower light should be on, but not flashing), then open the printer cover.

  • Page 50

    The printer moves the print head and begins charging the ink delivery system. The Ppower light flashes and the printer makes noise. Charging takes about 30 seconds. When it’s finished, the Ppower light stops flashing and stays on.

  • Page 51: Aligning The Print Head

    Aligning the Print Head If your printouts contain misaligned vertical lines, you may need to align the print head. Your printer must be connected to a local port, not on a network, to use the Print Head Alignment utility. Follow these steps: 1.

  • Page 52: Cleaning The Printer

    Cleaning the Printer To keep your printer working at its best, you should clean it several times a year. Follow these steps: 1. Turn off the printer, unplug the power cord, and disconnect the printer cable. 2. Remove all the paper from the sheet feeder.

  • Page 53: Transporting The Printer

    Be sure to remove the tape used in step 4 after installing the printer in its new location. 1. Turn on the printer, wait until the print head locks in the far right position, then turn off the printer. 2. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet. Then disconnect the printer cable from the printer.

  • Page 54: Problem Solving

    Then see “Problems and Solutions” on page 53 for solutions to common setup and software problems. It’s a good idea to check EPSON’s web site periodically for possible updates to your printer driver. Visit www.epson.com and check the section for your product to see if there is a new driver available for downloading to your computer.

  • Page 55

    44. If the lights still flash and/or come on, contact your dealer or EPSON; see page 61 for contact information.

  • Page 56: Running A Printer Check

    If the check page doesn’t print, you may have a problem with your printer. Try the suggestions in “Problems and Solutions” beginning on page 53. If nothing seems to work, contact your dealer or EPSON as described on page 61.

  • Page 57: Identifying Printer Parts

    Identifying Printer Parts If you need help identifying the parts of the printer, refer to these illustrations: paper support extension (pulls up here) sheet feeder left edge guide paper support right edge guide printer cover output tray output tray extensions...

  • Page 58: Problems And Solutions

    Problems and Solutions Here are some basic troubleshooting tips if you have any problems setting up your printer, installing software, getting good print quality, feeding paper, or other miscellaneous problems. Problems Setting Up the Printer or Installing Software The printer started making noise after ink cartridge installation.

  • Page 59: Problems With Printing

    If you’re printing on a network, you need to set up your printer for network printing, as described in your electronic Reference Guide. The printer sounds as though it is printing, but nothing prints.

  • Page 60: Problems Getting Good Print Quality

    Also turn off in the printer software. High Speed Run the Print Head Alignment utility using EPSON ink jet paper. See page 46 for instructions. You see vertical banding. Run the Print Head Alignment utility using EPSON ink jet paper.

  • Page 61

    See page 46 for instructions. Check the paper thickness lever position. If it’s in the your printer is set for thicker paper or envelopes and your image may smear. For most papers, set the paper thickness lever to the shown on page 55.

  • Page 62

    3 or page 4. Then try printing again. Make sure your printer is selected in your application, or as the Windows default printer or the current printer in the Macintosh Chooser.

  • Page 63: Problems With Paper Feeding

    Problems with Paper Feeding Too many copies are printing. Make sure the Copies in the printer software and your application aren’t both set for multiple copies. Paper doesn’t eject fully or is wrinkled. If the paper doesn’t eject fully, you may have set the wrong paper size.

  • Page 64: Solving Miscellaneous Printout Problems

    Flip Horizontal printer software or the mirror setting in your application software. (If you’re printing on EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper, the image should be inverted so it looks correct when it’s ironed on.) The printer prints blank pages.

  • Page 65: Uninstalling Printer Software

    Before reinstalling your printer software, first uninstall it as described above. Then follow the instructions on the Start Here poster to reinstall your software. (You won’t need to reinstall the EPSON Guided Printing Exercise or your electronic manual.) , then double-click the My Computer .

  • Page 66: Where To Get Help

    Where To Get Help If you need help with your printer or its software, see the contact information below. If you need help using other software with an EPSON product, see the documentation for that software for technical support information.

  • Page 67

    Computer configuration Description of the problem You can purchase ink cartridges, paper, manuals, and accessories from EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766 or visit our web site at www.epsonsupplies.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.

  • Page 68: Index

    Flip Horizontal setting, 59 Glossy media, 35 Graph setting, 27 Guided Printing Exercise, 13 to 14 Head Cleaning utility, 37 to 39 Help, EPSON, 61 to 62 High Quality Ink Jet Paper, 35 High Speed setting, 54 High-resolution images, 23, 57...

  • Page 69

    19 to 22 system requirements, 4 USB, 4 Maintaining printer, 37 to 47 Matte Paper - Heavyweight, 31, 35 Media Pack, EPSON, 31 Media Type setting, 16, 21, 24, 26, 29, 35 MicroWeave setting, 54 Mirror images, 59 Monitor3, EPSON, 22...

  • Page 70

    53 miscellaneous, 59 paper feeding, 58 print quality, 55 to 57 printing, 54 setting up printer, 53 Progress Meter, 18 Project types, custom, 26 to 28 Quality/Speed setting, 17, 21 Reference Guide, 2, 9 to 11 Reinstalling software, 60...

  • Page 71: Fcc Compliance Statement

    Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le materiel brouilleur du Canada. According to 47CFR, Part 2 and 15 for Class B Personal Computers and Peripherals; and/or CPU EPSON AMERICA, INC. Located at:...

  • Page 72: Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper

    EPSON Ink Jet Papers Use EPSON paper and inks to get the same photo quality results that earn EPSON printers all of their awards! EPSON papers are specially coated to work with EPSON quick drying inks. You’ll notice that when prints come out of your printer, you can immediately handle them. There is no drying time, no smearing or smudging, and your image is clean and smooth.

  • Page 73: How To Order Epson Ink And Paper

    How to Order EPSON Ink and Paper To order EPSON ink cartridges and paper, contact your dealer or call EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766 or visit our web site at www.epsonsupplies.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.

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