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EPSON Stylus
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    EPSON Stylus Pro 10600 Series ® PRINTER GUIDE ®...

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

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    FCC Compliance Statement For United States Users This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Assembling the Stand ....... . . 1-3 Unpacking the Printer ....... . 1-4 Mounting the Printer on the Stand .

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    Selecting Paper for Your Printer ......2-2 Printing on EPSON Media ....... . 2-3 Selecting the Media Type Setting .

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    Cleaning the Printer ........

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    Printer Interfaces ........

  • Page 8: About Your Manuals

    Thank you for choosing the EPSON Stylus Pro 10600—the most technologically advanced system of its kind. With its innovative ink, print head, and print engine technologies, the Stylus Pro 10600 delivers truly photographic output at print speeds faster than you ever thought possible.

  • Page 9: Options And Accessories

    ** Designed for use with heavy media, which can damage the printer’s built-in Note You can purchase optional equipment and software, ink cartridges, paper, and manuals from EPSON at (800) 873-7766, or you can visit the EPSON Store (800) 463-7766 for dealer referral.

  • Page 10: Where To Get Help

    You’ll also need your printer serial number and proof of (562) 276-1305. purchase. EPSON also provides technical assistance 24 hours a day through the World Wide Web. You can reach EPSON Support at http://support.epson.com. At this site, you can download drivers and other files, look at product documentation, access troubleshooting information, and receive technical advice through e-mail.

  • Page 11: Macintosh System Requirements

    For USB connection: a compliant USB port and a shielded USB “AB” cable from Series A (computer) to Series B (printer), up to 6.6 ft (2 meters) long For IEEE 1394 (FireWire) connection: a compliant IEEE 1394 port...

  • Page 12: Windows System Requirements

    For USB connection: a computer running Windows 98, Me, or 2000 with a Windows compliant USB port and a shielded USB “AB” cable from Series A (computer) to Series B (printer), up to 6.6 ft. (2 meters) long For IEEE 1394 (FireWire) connection: a compliant IEEE 1394 port...

  • Page 13: Energy Tar Compliance

    Place the printer on a flat surface. It will not operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle. Do not block or cover the openings in the printer case or insert objects through the slots.

  • Page 14: Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions

    If the power cord or plug is damaged; if liquid has entered the printer; if the equipment has been dropped or the case damaged; if the printer does not operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance.

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    Introduction • • • Do not dismantle the ink cartridges or try to refill them. This could result in damage to the print head. Install the ink cartridge immediately after you remove it from its package. Leaving the cartridge unpacked for a long time before use may result in reduced print quality.

  • Page 16: Setting Up The Printer

    TVs, or air conditioners. Follow the steps in this chapter to assemble the printer, install the software, and make any necessary adjustments. You should allow at least two hours for this process. This chapter covers the following information: Unpacking and assembly •...

  • Page 17: Unpacking And Assembly

    Setting Up the Printer Unpacking and Assembly Follow these steps to unpack and assemble your printer. Unpacking the Stand After unpacking the stand, make sure you have all these items: Upright supports Metal rods, Metal rods, long Allen wrench Bolts...

  • Page 18: Assembling The Stand

    Allen wrench. (Leave the bolts a little loose until you attach the other end.) Bolts 2. Attach the upright support to the other end. 3. Tighten all four bolts securely. Setting Up the Printer...

  • Page 19: Unpacking The Printer

    Setting Up the Printer Unpacking the Printer After unpacking the printer, make sure all these items are included: 3-inch roll paper spindle 2-inch roll paper spindle with Doubleweight Matte Paper Roll paper belts for 2-inch roll paper Ink cartridges (6)

  • Page 20: Mounting The Printer On The Stand

    Setting Up the Printer Mounting the Printer on the Stand 1. Lock the two casters to keep the stand from rolling. Then extend the stabilizer knobs. 2. Orient the printer in relation to the stand as shown:...

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    Setting Up the Printer 3. Locate the recessed handles, two near each corner of the printer. 4. Using four people, grasp the handles as shown, and set the printer on the Warning Do not attempt to lift the printer with fewer than four people.

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    Save these parts in case you need to ship the printer. to its place of use. (The casters are meant for moving the printer only over a short distance.) Lock the casters and extend the stabilizer knobs after moving.

  • Page 23: Attaching The Basket

    Setting Up the Printer Attaching the Basket 1. Attach the short metal rods to the upper guides: 2. Attach the long metal rods to the lower guides: 3. Turn the basket so its seams face downward, and spread it on the floor.

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    4. Pass the rear part of the basket under the printer. Rotate the bar one revolution so that the fabric folds around the bar. Then insert its plastic pins into the stand as shown. 5. Slide out the upper rods to their full length.

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    1-10 Setting Up the Printer 7. Hold the front bar and turn it one revolution. Then attach it to the 8. Push the upper and lower metal rods all the way in. 9. To use the paper supports, hang them along the inside of the basket.

  • Page 26: Connecting The Power Cord

    Connecting the Power Cord 1. Connect the power cord to the AC inlet on the back of the printer. Caution Do not use an outlet that is controlled by an automatic timer or wall switch. Otherwise, you may accidentally shut off the printer and cause damage.

  • Page 27: Installing The Ink Cartridges

    1-12 Setting Up the Printer Installing the Ink Cartridges Depending on which version of the Stylus Pro 10600 you have, the ink cartridge starter kit included with your printer contains one of three possible kinds of ink: • • •...

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    Setting Up the Printer 1-13 Before you begin, make sure the printer is plugged into a grounded outlet. Then follow these steps to install the cartridges: 1. Press the P button to turn on the printer. Power 2. Push and release the ink compartment cover to open it.

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    5. Locate the package for the black ink cartridge and open it. If you’re Note If you have an Ultra- Chrome printer, be sure to install your preferred black ink type. See page 1-12. using Archival or UltraChrome ink, shake the cartridge gently, as shown.

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    Charging takes about 10 minutes. Do not turn off the printer or interrupt cover while the printer is this process or you’ll use more ink than necessary. When the charging ink.

  • Page 31: Loading The Roll Paper

    Loading the Roll Paper Note Before you begin, locate the roll paper that was included with your printer. (It should already be loaded onto the 2-inch spindle.) You can use this Doubleweight Matte Paper to print the test patterns described later in this Avoid touching the chapter.

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    4. Press the Note To avoid feeding excess paper, make sure you don’t select Sheet when you’re using roll paper. bracket. button on the control panel until the Paper Source light comes on. Auto Cut 1-17 Setting Up the Printer Roll 1-17...

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    1-18 Setting Up the Printer 5. Pull the paper set lever out, to the released position. The 6. Feed the paper into the paper slot. You hear the paper suction fans light on the control panel comes on and control panel display.

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    7. If you’re using the roll paper that came with the printer, decrease the suction by pressing the Paper Feed – feed lighter-weight papers. 8. Pull the paper down so it extends all the way through the slot. 1-19 Setting Up the Printer button.

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    The print head moves and the paper feeds into Pause printing position automatically. display. (Even if you don’t press printing position automatically after 10 seconds.) 1-20 appears on the control panel READY , the paper and printer move into Pause...

  • Page 36: Connecting The Printer To Your Computer

    • requirements. For fastest print speeds, EPSON recommends connecting using FireWire or USB, especially when printing with a third-party RIP station or directly from your computer. If you’re using FireWire, two ports are included so you can daisy-chain multiple printers to your system and keep them all running at the full speed of the print engine.

  • Page 37: Connecting To The Usb Port

    Setting Up the Printer Connecting to the USB Port To connect the printer to a USB port, you need a standard shielded USB cable. Follow the steps below to connect the printer to your computer: 1. Make sure both the printer and your computer are turned off.

  • Page 38: Connecting To The Parallel Port (windows Only)

    Connecting to the Parallel Port (Windows Only) To use the printer’s built-in parallel interface, you need a shielded, bidirectional, parallel cable. Follow the steps below to connect the printer to your computer: 1. Make sure both the printer and your computer are turned off.

  • Page 39: Connecting To The Ieee 1394 (firewire) Port

    Connecting to the IEEE 1394 (FireWire) Port To connect through the printer’s IEEE 1394 port, you need a standard shielded IEEE 1394 cable. Follow the steps below to connect the printer to your computer. 1. Make sure both the printer and your computer are turned off.

  • Page 40: Connecting To The Ethernet Port

    Connecting to the Ethernet Port Note To connect the printer using its Ethernet port, you need a 10/100 Ethernet cable. Follow the steps below to connect the printer. To connect to a network 1. Make sure the printer is turned off.

  • Page 41: Installing The Printer Software

    CD-ROM. Follow these steps: 1. Turn on your Macintosh and your printer. Turn off any virus protection 2. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in your computer. If necessary, 3. Double-click the 4.

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    The on-screen Reference Guide provides additional information about the printer, drivers, and utility software. 10. If you’re going to be sharing the printer on an AppleTalk 11. Select You see a dialog box similar to this one: button, then click Install size.

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    1-33. icon, then click the icon for your printer port. SPro 10600 Background Printing while it’s preparing a document for printing, and use the EPSON Monitor3 utility to manage print jobs. 1-28 if you want to use your Macintosh...

  • Page 44: Installing The Software For Windows

    5. If you’re connecting with FireWire: You may see a New Hardware Found screen. If so, click Next to configure the EPSON 1394 Printer (FireWire port). When done, return here and continue with the following steps. 6. Windows XP: When you see a message that the software you’re installing hasn’t passed Windows Logo testing, click...

  • Page 45: Power Button

    Windows 98, Me, or 2000: When you see a window asking you to turn on your printer, press the P Power Windows XP: When you see a window asking you to turn on your printer, press • the P button.

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    The on-screen Reference Guide provides additional information about the printer, drivers, and utility software. If you’re connecting the printer directly to your computer (not over a network), continue with the instructions on page 1-33. . Click the close button. Cancel click .

  • Page 47: Setting Up Your Firewire Port

    Setting Up Your FireWire Port If you’re connecting with FireWire (IEEE-1394) on a Windows system, you may see a Found New Hardware Wizard for an EPSON 1394 Printer. If so, follow the steps below to install the driver software for the port. When done, resume installing the printer software where you left off.

  • Page 48: Optimizing Print Speed

    The Photo Printing Accelerator compresses graphics in order to enhance the processing speed of your system. This feature is built into your standard EPSON printer driver, and is turned on by default after installing the driver. Leave this setting turned on EPSON recommends leaving the setting turned on for all types of printing.

  • Page 49: Using The Speed & Progress Utility

    1. Do one of the following: 2. Click the Windows XP: Click • Start Printers and Other Hardware . Right-click your printer icon and select Faxes Preferences All other versions of Windows: Click • then select . Right-click your printer icon and select...

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    Meter is displayed when you send a print job. • EPSON Printer Port only) lets you optimize the transfer rate of your printer port for EPSON printers instead of using the Windows default printer port. You may see one of these messages beneath the option: Port High speed (DMA) transfer enabled using fast DMA transfer mode.

  • Page 51: Running A Nozzle Check

    Before printing, follow the steps below to run a nozzle check from your printer driver. The nozzle check prints a pattern of dots that lets you see if any print head nozzles are clogged. By running the test from your printer software instead of the control panel, you are also verifying that your printer is connected and working properly.

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    (You may need to use an eye loupe to check the pattern.) 6. If the pattern is complete, click continue on to “Aligning the Print Head” on page 1-39. 1-37 Setting Up the Printer to print a nozzle check Print and close the Utility menu, then Finish...

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    It may take several cleaning cycles to clean the print head fully. If the lines on the pattern still appear broken after several cleaning cycles, turn the printer off and leave it overnight, then clean the print head again the following morning. If you still see no improvement, contact EPSON for assistance.

  • Page 54: Aligning The Print Head

    Uni-D (uni-directional) alignment first, as instructed, before 1. Make sure the printer is turned on and paper is loaded, as described on performing the Bi-D alignment. You may have to perform each alignment more than once 2.

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    Bi-D ALL adjustment. Once this adjustment is done, you’ve finished setting up your Stylus Pro 10600. is consistently the best line. If not, determine which number is generally the best. number 8 is the current setting for row setting, use the button to select the best line for that row.

  • Page 56: Setting Up Your Printer On A Network

    Setting Up on a Macintosh Network Note This section explains how to set up the Stylus Pro 10600 as a shared printer on an AppleTalk network. First install the printer software on every computer that will need to access the printer, as described on page 1-26.

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    , then type a name for the printer and Share this Printer password information as needed. . The name of the shared printer appears in the port list in the Chooser. printer name on the right. You can only select from the printers connected to your current AppleTalk zone.

  • Page 58: Setting Up On A Windows 95, 98, Or Me Network

    Setting Up on a Windows 95, 98, or Me Network Note This section tells you how to set up your printer so that computers on the network can share it. First install the printer software on every computer that will need to access the printer, as described on page 1-29.

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    6. 8. Select 9. Click Configuring the Client Computers Perform these steps on every computer that will need to access the printer: 1. Click 2. Double-click the I want to be able to allow others to print to my printer(s) check box and click Windows 95).

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    3. The Add Printer Wizard screen appears. Click like the following: 4. Click , then click Network printer 5. Click Browse 6. Double-click the icon of the host computer (directly connected to the printer). Then click the printer’s icon. 7. Click and follow the messages on the screen to complete configuration.

  • Page 61: Setting Up On A Windows Xp Network

    Setting Up on a Windows XP Network Note This section tells you how to set up your printer so that computers on the network can share it. First install the printer software on every computer that will need to access the printer, as described on page 1-29.

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    4. When done, you see the following screen. Select then type the name of the shared printer as shown. (Do not choose any drivers from the Additional Drivers list.) 5. Click Configuring the Client Computers Perform these steps on every computer that will need to access the printer: 1.

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    1-48 Setting Up the Printer 3. The Add Printer Wizard screen appears. Click 4. Click 5. Click 6. Double-click the icon of the host computer (directly connected to the 7. Click When done setting up your network connection, be sure to complete the following: •...

  • Page 64: Setting Up On A Windows Nt 4.0 Or Windows 2000 Network

    Setting Up on a Windows NT 4.0 or Windows 2000 Network This section tells you how to set up your printer so that computers on the Note network can share it. First install the printer software on every computer that will need to access the printer, as described on page 1-29.

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    1-50 Setting Up the Printer Configuring the Client Computers Perform these steps on every computer that will need to access the printer: 1. Click 2. Right-click your printer icon, then click 3. Click the 4. Click , point to Start Settings for Windows NT).

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    8. On the Ports screen, make sure the new port is added and its checkbox is selected. Then click Before printing, be sure to test the printer as described in the following sections and perform any needed adjustments: Run a nozzle check from the control panel, as described on page 5-4.

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    1-52 Setting Up the Printer 1-52...

  • Page 68: Using Paper And Other Media

    Other Media The EPSON Stylus Pro 10600 prints on a variety of media, including roll paper and cut sheets up to 44 inches wide. You can also use heavy stock, including posterboard up to 59 mil (1.5 mm) thick.

  • Page 69: Selecting Paper For Your Printer

    It’s a good idea to test samples of paper in the printer before purchasing large quantities or printing large jobs. When you use non-EPSON papers or other media, you may need to “profile” their thickness and ink drying time. See page 2-29 for instructions.

  • Page 70: Printing On Epson Media

    Printing on EPSON Media Note EPSON papers, which are specially formulated for the inks used in your printer, ensure high-quality results. The following table lists the product codes for many kinds of EPSON media available for your printer. Check the EPSON Pro Graphics web site If you’re unfamiliar with using a particular paper, follow the...

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    Using Paper and Other Media EPSON papers for the Stylus Pro 10600 (cont.) Paper type Roll sizes Photo Glossy Paper 44-inch roll: SP91002 36-inch roll: SP91001 24-inch roll: SP91021 Photo Semigloss Paper 44-inch roll: SP91004 36-inch roll: SP91003 24-inch roll: SP91022...

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    EPSON papers for the Stylus Pro 10600 (cont.) Paper type Roll sizes Matte Paper — Heavyweight Enhanced Matte — Posterboard EPSON Proofing Paper 13-inch roll: S041668 Commercial Semimatte 24-inch roll: S041658 36-inch roll: S041659 44-inch roll: S041660 DuPont ® /EPSON...

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    Using Paper and Other Media EPSON papers for the Stylus Pro 10600 (cont.) Paper type Roll sizes EPSON Velvet Fine Art — Paper* Somerset Velvet for 24-inch roll: SP91203 EPSON Fine Art Paper 44-inch roll: SP91204 Smooth Fine Art Paper*...

  • Page 74: Selecting The Media Type Setting

    MicroWeave pattern. You can access these settings from the printer’s control panel, as described on page 2-28; if your printer uses UltraChrome ink, you can also access similar settings from your EPSON printer software (see page 3-15 for Macintosh or page 4-10 for Windows).

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    Using Paper and Other Media Select these settings if your printer uses Photographic Dye: Media Type settings when printing with Photographic Dye ink If your EPSON paper is not listed, check the instructions included with the paper, or look on the EPSON web site (http:// prographics.epson.com).

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    Media-3 on selected outdoor media. This results in a richer, brighter color gamut for your prints. Each of these media types is optimized for use with certain EPSON media (some of which may not be available in your area). •...

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    Enhanced Matte Paper Enhanced Matte Posterboard EPSON Proofing Paper Commercial Semimatte Glossy Paper - Photo Weight Backlight Film EPSON Velvet Fine Art Paper Somerset Velvet for EPSON Fine Art Paper Smooth Fine Art Paper Textured Fine Art Paper Synthetic Paper...

  • Page 78: Using Roll Paper

    Switching from one paper roll to another is a simple process. High-tension spindles (available in both 2-inch and 3-inch diameters) are recommended options for printing on certain media such as EPSON You can purchase roll paper spindles and other Synthetic Paper, Smooth Fine Art Paper, and Textured Fine Art Paper;...

  • Page 79: Loading Roll Paper For Printing

    Loading Roll Paper for Printing Once roll paper is placed on the spindle, follow these steps to load it in the printer: 1. Open the printer’s roll paper cover. Note 2. Insert the white end of the spindle into the right mounting bracket...

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    Enhanced Matte Posterboard • Posterboard Semigloss • Velvet Fine Art Paper • Somerset Velvet for EPSON • Fine Art Paper When done printing, cut the paper manually using scissors or the optional Manual Media Cutting System (see page 2 for ordering information).

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    2-14 Using Paper and Other Media 5. Pull the paper set lever out to the released position. The 6. Feed the paper into the paper slot. You hear the paper suction fans 7. If you’re loading heavy paper, you may need to increase the suction on the control panel comes on and control panel display.

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    Using Paper and Other Media 2-15 8. Pull the paper down so it extends all the way through the slot. 9. Turn the roll back to remove any slack. Then align the paper with the two rows of holes at the paper exit. 2-15...

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    The print head moves and the paper feeds into Pause printing position automatically. display. (Even if you don’t press printing position automatically after 10 seconds.) 2-16 appears on the control panel READY , the paper and printer move into Pause...

  • Page 84: Selecting Print Settings For Roll Paper

    Always choose an appropriate Media Type setting in your printer software before you send your job. See page 2-7 for instructions. If you’re printing on non-EPSON paper, or on a paper type not supported by the driver, you may need to use the Paper Configuration menu to obtain the best results.

  • Page 85: Removing Unused Roll Paper

    Using Paper and Other Media Removing Unused Roll Paper Caution Once your printouts are removed from the printer, follow these steps to remove any unused paper: To avoid damaging the 1. Pull the paper set lever out to the released position.

  • Page 86: Using Cut Sheet Paper

    (8.5 × 11 inches) to 44 × 62.2 inches. You can leave your roll paper in the printer when you print on cut sheets; just make sure it’s rolled up and fastened with the roll paper belt(s), as described on page 2-18.

  • Page 87: Printing On Posterboard

    7. To remove your print, hold it while pressing the Printing on Posterboard You can print on heavy stock up to 44 × 62.2 inches, such as EPSON Caution Posterboard Semigloss (available in sizes up to 28 × 40 inches). Follow these instructions when you print on posterboard or other media more than 19 mil (0.5 mm) thick.

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    4. Pull the paper set lever out, to the released position. Then open the Note 5. Feed the posterboard into the paper slot until it meets resistance. 6. Align the board with the scale on the roll paper cover. If you’re using stock more than 39 inches long, load it long edge first (in landscape...

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    The print head moves and the board feeds into Pause printing position automatically. (Even if you don’t press Pause printing position automatically after 10 seconds.) printer. released position. 2-22 appears on the control panel. READY , the board and printer will move into...

  • Page 90: Using The Paper Basket

    Using the Paper Basket The paper basket is a cloth sheet that attaches to your printer and catches Note your printouts as they come out. This keeps the printouts from getting dirty or wrinkled. You can set up the basket either to catch the paper under the printer or to let it feed straight out in front.

  • Page 91: Catching Printouts Under The Printer

    Catching Printouts Under the Printer To catch printouts under the printer, push the lower rods all the way in. Then extend the upper rods all the way out to their full length. metal rods, so they rest on the floor.

  • Page 92: Creating Custom Print Settings

    • Using the Printer Setting Menu You can use the Printer Setting menu to set the platen gap, print page lines, control roll paper margins, and turn on or off paper monitoring features. These setting apply to all your print jobs. You can restore the default settings as described on page 2-27.

  • Page 93: Printing Trim Lines

    3. Press the 4. Press the 5. Press the If you’re using the EPSON printer driver, you can also specify trim lines through your print options. See page 3-3 (Macintosh) or page 4-6 (Windows) for more information. Controlling Roll Paper Margins The default margins for roll paper are 0.12 inches or 3 mm (left and right)

  • Page 94: Restoring Default Settings

    Turning Off Paper Monitoring The printer normally stops and displays an error message if you try to print an image wider than the paper, or if paper is fed at an angle. You can turn off the paper size check and/or paper alignment check if you don’t want to use these monitoring features.

  • Page 95: Using The Paper Configuration Menu

    2-28 Using Paper and Other Media Using the Paper Configuration Menu When you choose a media type in your EPSON printer software, the driver automatically determines the best settings for your paper. However, you may Note want to fine-tune how the printer handles various papers—especially if you use non-EPSON paper, a paper not supported by the driver, or if you’re...

  • Page 96: Saving Your Settings

    4. Use the 5. To adjust another setting, continue pressing the 6. When done, press the Saving Your Settings You can create up to 10 groups of settings, one for each type of paper you want to use. When doing so, you can also profile your paper’s thickness. Then you can easily select your customized settings whenever you print on a particular stock.

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    2-30 Using Paper and Other Media 6. Press the 7. Press the 8. Use the 9. Press the Once you have created your customized settings, you can recall them whenever they’re needed: 1. Press the 2. Press the 3. Press the 4.

  • Page 98: Printing With Epson Drivers For Macintosh

    Chapter 3: Printing with EPSON Drivers for Macintosh Your EPSON Stylus Pro 10600 comes with drivers and utilities that let you print and manage print jobs in non-PostScript ® profiles for ColorSync 3.x are included, so you can use advanced color management features from your applications or the driver itself.

  • Page 99: Choosing Page Setup Options

    Printing with EPSON Drivers for Macintosh Choosing Page Setup Options Note Many of the page setup options correspond to paper handling features that you can also set through the control panel. Software options give you additional settings and override control panel settings. Follow these steps to...

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    Select Landscape only 6. After making your settings, click if you want to rotate your image 90°. Printing with EPSON Drivers for Macintosh list. Paper Source If your image is more than 90.5 inches long, select . You can also use this setting to print a series of continuous (Banner) images without any “margin space”...

  • Page 101: Choosing Basic Print Options

    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 advanced settings for more control over your printer and color management options, as described on page 3-6.

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    You can also create your own settings and add them to this list. See page 3-8 for more information. Printing with EPSON Drivers for Macintosh option as follows: Mode Click to have the printer driver analyze the contents of •...

  • Page 103: Choosing Advanced Print Options

    Printing with EPSON Drivers for Macintosh 7. Choose from the following buttons to access additional features: 8. When you’re finished choosing print options, click Choosing Advanced Print Options The advanced print options give you complete control over your printing environment. Use these settings to experiment or to fine-tune a range of options to meet your individual needs.

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    4. Choose one of the following 5. Choose any of the following: Note Leave Photo Printing Accelerator turned on. See page 1-33 for details. Printing with EPSON Drivers for Macintosh Print Quality • Normal - 360dpi For faster printing and everyday needs •...

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    Printing with EPSON Drivers for Macintosh 6. Choose one of the following Color Management settings: If you turn off color management, you can still control the ink density. See “Paper Configuration Options” 7. Click on page 3-10. 8. When you’re finished setting advanced printer options, click •...

  • Page 106: Color Management Settings

    Vivid Intensifies colors and lightens the midtones and highlights. Best for print jobs with non-photographic images. 1.5 Gamma Produces the same contrast values as earlier EPSON ink jet printers. 1.8 Gamma Increases contrast. 2.2 Gamma Matches image colors with sRGB devices.

  • Page 107: Paper Configuration Options

    To access the paper configuration settings, click the the Advanced dialog box (available with UltraChrome ink printers only). The following settings are available. They override any paper configuration settings you may have made using the printer’s control panel (page 2-28). Paper Configuration settings Perceptual For photographic images.

  • Page 108: Managing Print Jobs

    Printing with EPSON Drivers for Macintosh Managing Print Jobs Your printer comes with several utilities that let you check on your print jobs and schedule, cancel, pause, or restart them. First you need to set up background printing, so you can continue to work on your Macintosh while a file is being printed.

  • Page 109: Using Monitor3

    3-12 Printing with EPSON Drivers for Macintosh 5. Click 6. Click If you selected print queue until the print time specified or until released using Monitor3, as described in the following section. Using Monitor3 The Monitor3 utility lets you prioritize and control your print jobs as well as monitor their progress.

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    Click the print job whose priority you want to change. Then click the Priority • • • • Printing with EPSON Drivers for Macintosh Double-click a file in the list to preview it Double-click to change the number of copies to be printed Copies Click...

  • Page 111: Cancelling Printing

    2. Do one of the following, depending on whether you’re using Checking Printer Status The Status Monitor utility lets you check the levels of ink in your printer and configure error messages and other features of printer operation. Follow these steps to check ink levels: 1.

  • Page 112: Selecting Configuration Options

    4. To close the Status Monitor, click Selecting Configuration Options You can configure the way you want the printer to handle error and warning messages, ink level checks, and print file storage in the Configuration Settings dialog box. Follow these steps: 1.

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    Temporary Spool folder let you select the folders on your hard disk that store the folder temporary files created when you send a job to the printer. Click the button to change the folder from the default folder shown. Select •...

  • Page 114: Printing With Epson Drivers For Windows

    EPSON Drivers for Windows Your Stylus Pro 10600 comes with drivers and utilities that let you print and manage print jobs without a RIP. ICC profiles are included, so you can use the advanced color management features of your applications or the driver itself.

  • Page 115: Choosing Basic Print Options

    Printing with EPSON Drivers for Windows Choosing Basic Print Options Before you print, you need to set basic printing properties. The EPSON driver offers automatic settings that optimize print quality and speed when you’re using EPSON media. You can also choose advanced settings for more control over your printer and color management options, as described on page 4-7.

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    Printing with EPSON Drivers for Windows 4. For the ink type, select the correct setting for the type of image you’re printing: For color photographic images, select • Photographic Dye or Archival ink printer) or (if you have an UltraChrome ink printer).

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    Printing with EPSON Drivers for Windows Note You can also create your own settings and add them to this list. See page 4-9 for more information. 7. When you’re finished choosing print options, click the Custom print mode Setting Usage...

  • Page 118: Choosing Paper And Layout Options

    3. Select the Creating a user-defined paper size lets you make the best use of your roll paper. Printing with EPSON Drivers for Windows list. Paper Source If your image is more than 90.5 inches long, select (Banner) you want, based on the size of your image. If your...

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    Printing with EPSON Drivers for Windows 4. When you’re using roll paper, set the following options: Note These settings override settings made through the control panel. Note 5. Make the settings you want for Select Landscape only if you want to rotate your image 90°.

  • Page 120: Choosing Advanced Print Options

    3. If necessary, you can change your Note 4. Choose one of the following Some of these options may not appear, depending on your Media Type setting. Printing with EPSON Drivers for Windows and then click Custom to this: Print Quality • Normal - 360dpi For faster printing and everyday needs •...

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    Printing with EPSON Drivers for Windows 5. Choose any of the following: Note Leave Photo Printing Accelerator turned on. See page 1-33 for details. 6. Choose one of the following Color Management settings: If you turn off color management, you can still control the ink density.

  • Page 122: Color Management Settings

    Vivid Intensifies colors and lightens the midtones and highlights. Best for print jobs with non-photographic images. 1.5 Gamma Produces the same contrast values as earlier EPSON ink jet printers. 1.8 Gamma Increases contrast. 2.2 Gamma Matches image colors with sRGB devices.

  • Page 123: Paper Configuration Settings

    To access the paper configuration settings, click the the Advanced dialog box (available with UltraChrome ink printers only). The following settings are available. They override any paper configuration settings you may have made using the printer’s control panel (page 2-28). Paper Configuration settings Tone...

  • Page 124: Managing Print Jobs

    Printing with EPSON Drivers for Windows Managing Print Jobs Your printer comes with several utilities that let you check on your print jobs and schedule, cancel, pause, or restart them. The Progress Meter opens each time you send a print job. The Spool Manager (not available with Windows NT) appears on the taskbar when you print.

  • Page 125: Using The Spool Manager

    4-12 Printing with EPSON Drivers for Windows Using the Spool Manager The Spool Manager (not available with Windows NT) displays the status of your print job files and lets you control them. To open the Spool Manager while you’re printing, click the...

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    Printing with EPSON Drivers for Windows 1. To open Status Monitor 3 from an application, access the Properties dialog box, as described on page 4-2. Otherwise, do the following: Windows XP: Click • Start Printers and Other Hardware . Right-click your printer icon and select...

  • Page 127: 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. Follow these steps: 1.

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    3. Click the 4. Select the Notification options you want to use. Printing with EPSON Drivers for Windows tab, then click the Utility the Speed & Progress dialog box. (See page 1-34 for more information about using the Speed &...

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    4-16 Printing with EPSON Drivers for Windows 5. If you want to have the Status Monitor 3 icon appear in your Windows 6. Select 7. Click taskbar, click the Shortcut Icon want to use. After you enable the shortcut, you can simply double-click the icon to...

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    Chapter 5: Maintaining Transporting the Printer The EPSON Stylus Pro 10600 printer requires very little maintenance to keep working its best. This chapter describes the following routine procedures: Checking printer status and part life • Running a cleaning cycle •...

  • Page 131: Maintaining And Transporting The Printer

    Using the control panel, you can check the amount of ink remaining, the total number of prints, and the status of your cutter blade, maintenance tank, and other printer parts. You can either print out a status check, or you can view the printer’s status on the control panel.

  • Page 132: Checking Ink Levels And Component Life

    You see the printer firmware version the display. Item 3. Continue pressing the Item each of the 6 inks or service life remaining for a number of printer parts. The indicators read as follows: = full (or full life remaining E*****F...

  • Page 133: Running A Cleaning Cycle

    Printing a Nozzle Check Pattern Follow these steps to print a nozzle check using the control panel buttons: 1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and letter-size paper You can use plain paper or coated ink jet paper to 2.

  • Page 134: Cleaning The Print Head From The Control Panel

    Cleaning the Print Head from the Control Panel Caution Follow these steps to run the cleaning cycle from the printer’s control panel: 1. Print a nozzle check to make sure the print head needs cleaning. Don’t run a cleaning cycle 2.

  • Page 135: Performing An Sscl Cleaning Cycle

    SSCL cleaning cycle to fully solve the problem. If after repeated cleanings the same color nozzles continue to be clogged, you may need to replace the print head. Contact EPSON for assistance (see page 3 in the Introduction). lights on the...

  • Page 136: Aligning The Print Head

    You may have to perform each alignment more than once for best results. Note 1. Turn on the printer. 2. Load 44-inch wide roll paper in the printer (you can use the roll of Be sure to use coated ink jet paper. For the most precise results, use the paper you’ll be printing on...

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    Use your own eye loupe or the one that came with the printer to determine which line is the best. (Each line is composed of two overlapping colors. Look for the line in which the colors overlap the most evenly.

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    Bi-D ALL adjustment, it’s important to perform the Uni-D adjustment first. Maintaining and Transporting the Printer mode, as described above, you should repeat it in Bi-D mode (select ). The process is exactly the same, but the ALIGNMENT = Bi-D ALL...

  • Page 139: Replacing Ink Cartridges

    5-10 Maintaining and Transporting the Printer Replacing Ink Cartridges Before you begin a large print job, you should check your ink levels as described below. If one of your cartridges is low, you can replace it before you start. Or you can wait until the ink runs out, replace the cartridge, and resume printing without any loss of print quality.

  • Page 140: Ordering And Replacing Cartridges

    Status Monitor (see page 3-15 for Macintosh or page 4-14 for Windows). place for an extended time. To order EPSON ink cartridges, contact your dealer or call EPSON at (800) 873-7766. You can also visit the EPSON Store at www.epsonstore.com (U.S. only). In Canada, please call (800) 463-7766 for dealer referral.

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    5-12 Maintaining and Transporting the Printer Before you start, make sure the printer is on. Then follow these steps to replace an ink cartridge: 1. Note the color of the 2. Push the indentation on the ink compartment cover to release the lock 3.

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    4. Carefully pull the empty cartridge straight out of the printer. Warning If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. Caution 5. Make sure the replacement cartridge is the correct color, and remove it Don’t shake cartridges...

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    7. Push the cartridge clamp back up. Make sure the corresponding toward the printer. Then insert the ink cartridge into the slot. Don’t force the cartridge. light goes off. Then close the ink compartment cover.

  • Page 144: Switching Between Black Ink Modes

    Switching Between Black Ink Modes If your printer uses EPSON UltraChrome ink, you can switch between black ink modes to optimize your black ink density. When you installed the printer’s first cartridges, the printer was initialized to use either Photo Black ink or Matte Black ink (according to your choice).

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    SelecType on the control panel. press Enter. WASTE INK TANK FULL EPSON to have the tank replaced. See “Where To Get Help” on page 3. button to exit the menu. SelecType 5-16 lights on the control panel: MAINTENANCE MENU...

  • Page 146: Replacing The Black Ink Cartridge

    Note Make sure you have all the needed supplies as described above. Once you remove the ink cartridges from the printer, you must not turn off the printer until you have finished switching black ink modes. Follow these steps to...

  • Page 147: Updating The Driver

    Updating the Driver Once you have switched black ink modes, you need to update the driver (printer software) so that it knows which black ink mode you’re using. Follow these steps: Macintosh Users 1. Open the Chooser from the 2.

  • Page 148: Windows Users

    Maintaining and Transporting the Printer Windows Users 1. Click the tab in your printer software and make sure the correct Main ink cartridge information is displayed, as shown below. 2. If necessary, set the information manually. Click tab, then click the...

  • Page 149: Replacing The Paper Cutter Blade

    If you notice that your paper isn’t cut cleanly, the cutter blade may need to be replaced. If you use the blade to cut heavy stock or non-EPSON media, you may need to replace it more often. You can also check the status of your cutter by printing the status check sheet or using the Printer Status menu on the control panel.

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    Maintaining and Transporting the Printer 3. Press the button. The print head moves to the cutter replacement Enter position. 4. When OPEN LOWER COVER cover. 5. To release the cutter blade, push down on its white side pin, then turn the black latch upward to the right.

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    5-22 Maintaining and Transporting the Printer 6. Slowly take your finger off Note Be careful not to let the cutter or the spring coil pop out of the casing. 7. Insert the new cutter. 8. Push down on the cutter’s side pin while turning the latch to the left.

  • Page 152: Cleaning The Printer

    To keep your printer working its best, you should clean it thoroughly several times a year. Be careful not to touch 1. Make sure the printer is turned off and all the lights on the control panel the gears inside the printer.

  • Page 153: Transporting Or Storing The Printer

    Preparing the Printer for Shipment Follow the steps below to prepare the printer for shipment: 1. Contact EPSON as described on page 3. A service technician must drain It’s a good idea to store 2. Once the ink is drained, turn off the printer and wait until the print...

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    6. Remove the two wing nuts securing the printer to the stand (underneath The printer is very heavy. 7. With four people, lift the printer using the hand grips located at the four Always have four people lift it, using the hand grip areas as shown.

  • Page 155: Moving The Printer On The Stand

    • • Moving the Printer on the Stand When you need to move the printer a short distance, such as within the same Caution building or facility, you can roll the printer on its casters. Follow these steps: 1. Make sure the printer is turned off and the carriage is in the home...

  • Page 156: Replacing The Waste Ink System

    Replacing the Waste Ink System Approximately every two years of normal usage (25% duty cycle) or after 20,000 B0-size prints, you should have your authorized EPSON servicer replace the waste ink system. This is necessary to prevent damage to the print head and maintain print quality.

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    5-28 Maintaining and Transporting the Printer 5-28...

  • Page 158: Resolving Problems

    • Uninstalling and reinstalling printer software • Diagnosing Problems The EPSON Stylus Pro 10600 printer includes a number of ways to help you diagnose problems: To identify the most common problems, check the messages and lights • on the printer’s control panel. See page 6-2 for more information.

  • Page 159: Using The Control Panel To Check The Printer

    Resolving Problems Using the Control Panel to Check the Printer The control panel includes various lights and a display to indicate the status of the printer: display When your ink or paper runs out or a problem occurs, a message appears on the display.

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    Remove any printouts or paper remaining in the printer and load more paper. If the message appears during a print job, reset the printer by pressing the Pause button for 3 seconds. Then load paper and resend the job. Paper could not be Remove the paper.

  • Page 161: Improving Print Quality

    Wait for about a minute, then turn the printer on again. A printer part will need Note the error number and contact EPSON as to be replaced soon. described on page 3. The waste ink system Call an authorized EPSON servicer to schedule is almost full.

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    • Check the Ink Out lights to see if you are low on ink. Replace ink cartridges if necessary, as described on page 5-10. • Use the EPSON printer driver and make sure the Media Type setting is correct for the media you’re printing on.

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    • The platen gap setting is too wide. Use the control panel to change the setting from WIDE to AUTO. See page 2-25 for instructions. • The paper configuration setting is too thick (for non-EPSON media). Try re-profiling your paper’s thickness (page 2-29).

  • Page 164: Solving Operational Problems

    • Make sure the interface cable is directly connected to the computer without passing through a printer switching device, Zip • If you are using Windows NT 4.0, try uninstalling the EPSON Printer Port. Click Start, point to Programs and EPSON Printers, then click EPSON Printer Port Uninstall.

  • Page 165: Solving Miscellaneous Printing Problems

    • Make sure your software is installed correctly and the printer is selected. garbled characters. • If you are using Windows NT 4.0, try uninstalling the EPSON Printer Port. Click • Clear any stalled print jobs from Monitor3 (Macintosh) or Spool Manager •...

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    • Make sure color printing is selected in your printer software. The printer continues to • Press the Pause button on the printer to clear any print job data in the printer’s feed paper after you have cancelled a job.

  • Page 167: Solving Paper Problems

    Press the Paper Source button if necessary, and then press the Cut/Eject button. using background printing, select EPSON Monitor3 and increase its memory requirements. mode and/or DMA transfers, turn them on to speed up printing. See your computer documentation and page 1-34 for more information.

  • Page 168: Solving Roll Paper Feed Problems

    Make sure the platen gap setting is correct for the paper or media you’re printing on. See page 2-25for more information. If you’re not using EPSON media, make sure you register and select your paper’s thickness. See page 2-29 for more information.

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    • • If you have the paper basket set up in front of the printer, extend the paper guides out so they rest on the front of the basket. If you have the paper basket set up below the printer, extend the paper guides so they hang behind the basket.

  • Page 170: Clearing Paper Jams

    Clearing Paper Jams When paper gets jammed in the printer, printing stops and you see a jams: 1. If roll paper is jammed, open the roll paper cover and cut it by hand 2. Pull the paper set lever out to release the jammed paper.

  • Page 171: Uninstalling And Reinstalling The Printer Software

    6. Make sure the Uninstalling and Reinstalling the Printer Software If you need to uninstall and then reinstall the printer software for any reason, follow the instructions in the appropriate section below. Macintosh 1. Insert your printer software CD-ROM. Then double-click the 2.

  • Page 172: Windows

    . Then click the Uninstall and follow the on-screen instructions. 7. If you want to reinstall your printer software, restart your Macintosh. Then follow the instructions beginning on page 1-26 to reinstall your printer software. Windows 1. Double-click My Computer icon.

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    6-16 Resolving Problems 6-16...

  • Page 174: Printing

    360 dpi, bi- directional), or 4.8 million print head passes 28 billion dots per nozzle Approximately 2,000 B0+ sheets (EPSON media up to 4.33 mil thick) Waste ink tank, pump unit, flushing box, head cleaner, cap assembly; require replacement approximately twice during...

  • Page 175: Environmental

    Specifications Environmental Dimensions and Weight Electrical Check the label on the back of your printer for voltage information. Printer Interfaces • • Operation 50 to 95 °F Temperature (10 to 35 °C) Humidity 20 to 80% RH (without condensation) Height 48.2 inches (1225 mm)

  • Page 176: Safety Approvals

    Default roll paper margins are 0.55 inches (14 mm) top and bottom, and 0.12 inches (3 mm) right and left. Using the printer software, you can set either all the margins, or just the left and right margins, to 0.12 inches (3 mm).

  • Page 177: Ink Cartridges

    Specifications Ink Cartridges Cartridge life Photographic Dye 2 years from production date; within 2 years after opening package UltraChrome and 2 years from production date if unopened; within Archival ink 6 months after opening package Temperature Storage (uninstalled) –22 to 104 °F (–30 to 40 °C); 1 month at 104 °F Storage (installed) –4 to 104 °F (–20 to 40 °C);...

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    Banding, 6-5 Basic printing Macintosh, 3-2 to 3-6 Windows, 4-2 to 4-4 Basket, paper cleaning, 5-23 in front of printer, 2-23 under printer, 2-24 Black ink modes, switching, 5-15 to 5-19 Blank pages, 6-9 Blurry prints, 6-6 Cable problems, 6-7, 6-8...

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    Head Alignment menu, 1-39, 5-7 Head unit (print head), checking status, 5-2 to 5-3 Heavy media, cutting, 2-17 Height of printer, A-2 Help, EPSON, 3 High Speed Copies setting, 1-35, 3-16 High Speed setting, 3-7, 4-8 Humidity requirements, A-2 ICM setting, 4-4, 4-8...

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    2-28 to 2-30, 3-10, 4-10, 6-6 custom size, creating, 3-2, 4-5 cut sheet, 2-19 to 2-25 drying time setting, 2-28 EPSON, 2-2 to 2-6 heavy stock, 2-20 to 2-25 jams, 6-13 to 6-14 loading sheets, 2-19 to 2-20 options, Macintosh, 3-2 to 3-3...

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    4-11 to 4-15, 6-2 motors, checking status, 5-2 to 5-3 moving, 5-24 to 5-27 page count, 5-3 Port, EPSON, 6-7, 6-8 posterboard, loading, 2-20 to 2-22 setting up, 1-1 to 1-51 sharing, 1-41 to 1-51 software, installing, 1-26 to 1-31...

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    Spool folders, 1-34, 3-15 to 3-16 Spool Manager, 4-12 sRGB setting, 4-4, 4-8 Status check, 5-2 Status Monitor Macintosh, 3-14 to 3-15 Windows, 4-12 to 4-14 Storing printer, 5-24 to 5-25 Suction, 2-14, 3-10, 4-10 Support, EPSON, 3 System requirements, 4 to 5...

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    Index Technical support, 3 Temperature requirements, A-2 Test Print menu, 5-2 Text/Graph setting, 3-5, 4-4 Transporting printer, 5-24 to 5-27 Trim lines, printing control panel, 2-26 Macintosh, 3-3 Windows, 4-6 Troubleshooting, 6-1 to 6-15 Uninstalling software, 6-14 to 6-15 Unit ID number, 3...

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