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  • Page 1: Daily Use

    Color Ink Jet Printer Daily Use 4032768-00...

  • Page 2: Where To Find Information

    For Windows, select Online Guide in the Installer dialog box and click . Then, click View Reference Guide to open the guide. For Macintosh, double-click the Online Guide icon in the EPSON window and then the Online Guide icon. Then, click View Reference Guide to open the guide.

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    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. Neither SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Printing with Windows ......22 Printer Software Introduction .......22 Making Settings on the Main Menu .

  • Page 6: Table Of Contents

    Using the Printer's Control Panel ......30 Troubleshooting ......35 Error Indicators .

  • Page 7: Safety Instructions, Important Safety Instructions

    When setting up your printer Observe the following when setting up the printer: Do not block or cover the openings in the printer’s cabinet. Use only the type of power source indicated on the printer’s label.

  • Page 8: When Choosing A Place For The Printer

    The printer will not operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle. Leave enough space in front of the printer for the paper to be fully ejected. Avoid places subject to rapid changes in temperature and humidity.

  • Page 9: When Using The Printer, When Handling The Ink Cartridges

    Always turn the printer off using the P power button. When this button is pressed, the P power light flashes briefly and then goes out. Do not unplug the printer or turn off the power to the outlet until the P power light stops flashing.

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    The IC chip on this ink cartridge retains a variety of cartridge related-information, such as the amount of ink remaining, so that a cartridge may be removed and reinserted freely. However, each time the cartridge is inserted, some ink is consumed because the printer automatically performs a reliability check.

  • Page 11: Information For United Kingdom Users

    Information for United Kingdom Users Use of options EPSON (UK) Limited shall not be liable against any damages or problems arising from the use of any options or consumable products other than those designated as Original EPSON Products or EPSON Approved Products by EPSON (UK) Limited.

  • Page 12: Safety Information

    Safety information Warning: This appliance must be earthed. Refer to the rating plate for the voltage and check that the appliance voltage corresponds to the supply voltage. Important:The wires in the mains lead fitted to this appliance are coloured in accordance with the following code: Green and yellow —...

  • Page 13: Warnings, Cautions, And Notes

    Warnings, Cautions, and Notes Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury. Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment. Notes contain important information and useful tips on the operation of your printer.

  • Page 14: Printer Parts And Control Panel Functions, Printer Parts

    Printer Parts and Control Panel Functions Printer Parts paper support paper support adapter edge guides roll paper holder paper support extension sheet feeder USB interface cable connector printer cover output tray output tray extension parallel interface cable connector...

  • Page 15: Buttons

    Moves the print head to the ink cartridge replacement position and charges ink to the printer when ink is out. Loads and ejects roll paper. Feeds roll paper in reverse to a position where it can be easily removed from the sheet feeder, if pressed for more than 3 seconds.

  • Page 16: Lights

    On when the paper is jammed. Take all of the paper out of the feeder, then reload the paper. If the light continues to flash, turn off the printer and gently pull all of the paper out of the printer.

  • Page 17: Loading Paper, Loading Special Paper And Other Media

    Loading instructions When loading special media distributed by EPSON, read the instruction sheets packed with the media first and keep the following points in mind. Caution: Cleaning sheets packaged with EPSON special media should not be used with this printer.

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    Load the media printable side up in the sheet feeder. See the instruction sheets packed with the media to determine which side is the printable side. Some types of media have cut corners to help identify the correct loading direction, as shown in the illustration.

  • Page 19: Loading Capacities For Epson Special Media, Special Media

    Loading capacities for EPSON special media Refer to the chart below to find the loading capacities for EPSON special media. Media Type 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper and Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards, Ink Jet Note Cards, and Ink Jet...

  • Page 20: Loading Envelopes

    When the adjust lever is in the “+” position, make sure the High Speed setting in the printer driver’s Advanced dialog box is off. To turn this option off, you may also need to change the Print Quality setting.

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    Flatten envelopes before loading. Avoid using envelopes that are too thin as they may curl during printing. Select Plain Paper as the Media Type setting in the printer software. Available envelopes sizes are: No.10, DL, C6, 132 mm 220 mm...

  • Page 22: Using Roll Paper, Using The Roll Paper Holder

    If it is cut on a diagonal or not cleanly, the paper may not feed smoothly or the print may extend off the edge of the paper. EPSON recommends using media distributed by EPSON to ensure high-quality results.

  • Page 23: Loading The Roll Paper

    Loading the Roll Paper Follow the directions below to mount the Roll paper holder and load the roll paper. 1. Set roll paper in the roll paper holder. Note: Remove the transparent sheet after setting the roll paper into the holders.

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    4. Remove the paper support and lower the output tray. Then, turn on the printer. 5. Attach the roll paper holder to the printer. Adjust the first left of slot in the back of printer and insert roll paper holder into...

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    6. Gently insert the end of the paper into the printer as far as it will go, flush with the right edge guide. Slide the left edge guide against the left edge of the paper. 7. To load the paper correctly, you must hold the paper in place with your hand while you press the paper feeds into the printer.

  • Page 26: Removing The Roll Paper From The Printer

    2. Cut the paper along the printed line. Never pull the paper as you cut it. Doing so may damage the printout. When cutting the paper, do not cut inside the line (closer to the printer) as this may cause paper feed problems.

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    Note: EPSON recommends that you use a triangle or other tool to ensure that the end of the roll is cut perpendicularly. A diagonal cut may cause paper feed problems. 3. Once you have cut the paper, hold down the button for about 3 seconds.

  • Page 28: Printing With Windows, Printer Software Introduction

    From the File menu, click Print. You see your application’s Print dialog box. Make sure your printer is selected in the dialog box. Once you click Properties, Printer, Setup or Options (Depending on your application, you may need to click a combination of these buttons.), you see your printer software dialog box.

  • Page 29: Making Settings On The Main Menu

    Making Settings on the Main Menu You can make Media Type, Mode, Ink, and Print Preview settings on the Main menu. Note: You should always make the Media Type setting first, as this setting determines what other settings are available. Your current settings indicate here.

  • Page 30: Making Settings On The Paper Menu

    To change the orientation of your printout. To adjust the total area available for printing. When you select the roll paper as the Paper Source setting, the printer software will appear as shown below.

  • Page 31: Making Settings On The Layout Menu

    Making Settings on the Layout Menu You can make Reduce/Enlarge, Double-Sided Printing, Multi-Page, and Watermark settings on the Layout menu. For more information about the Layout menus, see your online Reference Guide. To fit your document to the paper size that you will print To print on both sides of the paper.

  • Page 32: Printing With Macintosh, Printer Software Introduction

    If you encounter any problems when using the printer software, refer to the EPSON Technical Support Web Site. To access the web site from the printer software CD-ROM, insert the CD in the CD-ROM drive and open the Install Printer Driver/Utility folder in the EPSON folder, and then double-click the Technical Support Web Site icon.

  • Page 33: Making Settings In The Print Dialog Box

    Note: You should always make the Media Type setting first, as this setting determines what other settings are available. Preview icon button EPSON Status Monitor icon button Background Printing icon button Select the number of copies you wish to print.

  • Page 34: Making Settings In The Page Setup Dialog Box

    To print document with no margins and to produce “full-bleed” printouts of image. To adjust the total area available for printing. When you select the roll paper as the Paper Source setting, the printer software will appear as shown below. You can reduce or enlarge your document.

  • Page 35: Making Settings In The Layout Dialog Box

    Making settings in the Layout dialog box You can modify the page layout of your document using the printer driver settings located in the Layout dialog box. To open this dialog box, click Print on the File menu of your application,...

  • Page 36: Replacing Ink Cartridges, Using The Printer's Control Panel

    Replacing Ink Cartridges Using the Printer's Control Panel This printer uses ink cartridges equipped with IC chips. The IC chip accurately monitors the amount of ink used by each cartridge, so even if a cartridge is removed and later inserted again, all of its ink can be used.

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    Caution: EPSON recommends the use of genuine EPSON ink cartridges. Other products not manufactured by EPSON may cause damage to your printer not covered by EPSON's warranties. Leave the old cartridge installed in the printer until you have obtained a replacement; otherwise, ink remaining in the print head nozzles may dry out.

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    Ink cartridge replacement position. The P power light begins to flash, and the to flash or remains on. To discover which cartridge requires replacing, refer to the table below, or check EPSON Status Monitor 3 (for Windows) or EPSON StatusMonitor (for Macintosh).

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    Prepare the new cartridge by removing the yellow tape seal, then install it in the printer. Do not remove the blue portion of the tape seal from the top of the cartridge;...

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    P power light stops flashing and remains on and the Caution: The P power light continues to flash while the printer is charging ink. Never turn off the printer while this light is flashing. Doing so can result in incomplete charging of ink.

  • Page 41: Troubleshooting

    If you encounter a problem, access the Problem Solver or Technical Support in one of the following ways: From the Windows Start menu Click Start, point to Programs and then to Epson, then click ESP1290 Problem Solver or Technical Support. From Status Monitor 3 Click Technical Support in the Status Monitor 3 dialog box.

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    To access Technical Support, insert the CD in the CD-ROM drive and open the Install Printer Driver/Utility folder in the EPSON folder, and then double-click the Technical Support Web Site icon.

  • Page 43: Error Indicators

    Error Indicators You can identify many common printer problems using the lights on your printer’s control panel. If the lights are on or flashing, use the following table of panel light patterns to diagnose the problem, then follow the recommended corrective measures.

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    T007 (Standard Capacity) T010 (Light Capacity) Color: T009 Turn off the printer. Open the printer cover and remove any paper from the paper path by hand. Then, turn the printer back on. If the error does not clear, contact your dealer.

  • Page 45: Maintenance

    Maintenance To keep your printer is good working condition, use the following utilities included in your printer software. To determine which utility to use, locate your problem in the list, then try the solutions recommended for that problem. If you need help accessing the printer software, see “Printing with Windows”...

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    Head Cleaning Print Head Alignment Problem and Solution The print head nozzle Make sure that the printer is on are clogged. and the For Windows users, access the printer software and click the Utility tab, then click the Head Cleaning button.

  • Page 47: Correcting Usb Problems

    Printer does not work correctly with the USB cable If your printer does not work correctly with the USB cable, try one or both of these solutions: Use the USB cable (C83623 ) recommended in “System Requirements”...

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    If the Digital Signature Not Found dialog box appears during the installation process, click Yes. If you click No, you will must follow the steps in the Setup Guide to install the printer software again. USB driver installation For Windows Me, 98 and 2000 users, follow the directions below to ensure that the USB driver is installed correctly.

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    EPUSBx: (EPSON Stylus Photo 1290) is displayed in the Print to the following port list box. For Windows 2000 users, click the Ports tab and make sure that USBxxx, EPSON Stylus Photo 1290 is displayed in the Print to the following port(s) list box. Note: If the correct port is not displayed, refer to the next section, “Make...

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    If your drivers are correctly installed, EPSON USB Printer Devices should appear on the Device Manager menu. If EPSON USB Printer Devices does not appear on the Device Manager menu, click the plus (+) sign beside Other devices to view the installed devices.

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    4. Under Other devices, select USB Printer or EPSON Stylus Photo 1290 and click Remove. Then, click OK. 5. When the following dialog box appears, click OK. Then click OK to close the System Properties dialog box. 6. Turn off the printer and restart your PC. Then, reinstall the drivers from the beginning, following the instructions in the Setup Guide.

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    Programs utility in the Control Panel, then uninstall EPSON USB Printer Devices. Next, reinstall the software as described in Setup Guide. If EPSON USB Printer Devices is not registered in the Add/Remove Programs list, access the CD-ROM and double-click epusbun.exe. in Win9x folder. Then follow the...

  • Page 53: Options And Consumable Products, Options

    Depending on your geographic location, this cable may not be supplied. Caution: Use only interface cables which meet the specifications listed above. Using other cables not covered by EPSON warranties may cause the printer to malfunction.

  • Page 54: Consumable Products

    Consumable products The following ink cartridges and EPSON special media are available for your printer. Ink cartridges You can use the following cartridges with your printer. Type of ink Black ink cartridge Color ink cartridge Note: The product numbers of ink cartridges may vary by location.

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    EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (A4) EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (Letter) EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (A3) EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (Super A3/Super B) S041066 EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper (A4) EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper (Letter) S041153...

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    (Super A3/Super B) EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (B) EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards (A6) EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards (5 8”) EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards (8 10”) EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets (A4) S041106...

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    EPSON Photo Paper (4 EPSON Photo Paper (100 EPSON Photo Paper (200 EPSON Photo Paper (89 mm EPSON Photo Paper (100 mm 8 M) EPSON Photo Paper (210 mm 10 M) EPSON Photo Paper (329 mm 10 M) EPSON Panoramic Photo Paper (210 EPSON Photo Paper Cards (A4) 6”)

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    Photo Quality Glossy Film EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A6) EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A4) EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (Letter) EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A3) EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (Super A3/Super B) EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (B)

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    EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper (5 EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper (8 EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper (11 EPSON Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (A4) EPSON Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (Letter) S041331 EPSON Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (A3) EPSON Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (SuperA3/SuperB)

  • Page 60: Customer Support, Technical Support Web Site, Contacting Customer Support

    Internet, access that site at: http://support.epson.net/StylusPhoto1290 Contacting Customer Support If your EPSON product is not operating properly and you cannot solve the problem using the troubleshooting information in your product documentation, contact customer support services for assistance.

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    Visit our Internet home page for a full list of support and warranty services including: Register your product on-line Free access to the latest EPSON software drivers Easy access to frequently asked questions Interactive web based support tool to help you quickly resolve...

  • Page 62: For Users In The Middle East

    Select your country from our Internet home page for a full list of support and warranty services including: Register your product on-line Free access to the latest EPSON software drivers Easy access to frequently asked questions Interactive web based support tool to help you quickly resolve...

  • Page 63: For Users In Scandinavia

    Select your country from our Internet home page for a full list of support and warranty services including: Register your product on-line Free access to the latest EPSON software drivers Easy access to frequently asked questions Interactive web based support tool to help you quickly resolve...

  • Page 64: For Users In South Africa

    Visit our Internet home page for a full list of support and warranty services including: Register your product on-line Free access to the latest EPSON software drivers Easy access to frequently asked questions Interactive web based support tool to help you quickly resolve...

  • Page 65: For Users In Australia

    EPSON Helpdesk EPSON Helpdesk is provided as a final backup to make sure our clients have access to advise. Operators on the Helpdesk can aid you in installing, configuring and operating your EPSON product.

  • Page 66: For Users In Singapore

    We encourage you to have all the relevant information on hand when you ring. The more information you prepare, the faster we can help solve the problem. This information includes your EPSON product documentation, type of computer, operating system, application programs, and any information you feel is required.

  • Page 67: For Users In Thailand, For Users In Indonesia

    For users in Thailand Contact for information, support, and services are: World Wide Web (http://www.epson.co.th) Information on product specifications, drivers for download, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), and e-mail are available. Epson Hotline (Phone: (66)2-670-0333) Our Hotline team can help you with the following over the phone:...

  • Page 68: For Users In Hong Kong

    To obtain technical support as well as other after-sales services, users are welcome to contact EPSON Hong Kong Limited. Internet Home Page EPSON Hong Kong has established a local home page in both Chinese and English on the Internet to provide users with the following information:...

  • Page 69: For Users In Malaysia

    Latest versions of EPSON product drivers Users can access our World Wide Web home page at: http://www.epson.com.hk Electronic Bulletin Board System An electronic bulletin board system (BBS) is also available to obtain product information and the latest versions of product drivers.

  • Page 70: For Users In India

    Epson Trading (M) SDN. BHD Head Office. Phone: 603-56288288 Fax: 603-56212088 Epson Helpdesk Sales enquiries and product information (Infoline) Phone: Enquiries on repair services & warranty, product usage and technical support (Techline) Phone: For users in India Contacts for information, support, and services are: World Wide Web (http://www.epson.co.in)

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    Epson India Head Office - Bangalore: Phone: Fax: Epson India Regional Offices: Mumbai Delhi Chennai Kolkata Hyderabad Cochin Pune Ahmedabad Help Desk Nine City Help Line -9622 037766, available at Vadadora, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Cochin, Mumbai, Pune, Delhi and Kolkata.

  • Page 72: For Users In The Philippines

    For users in the Philippines To obtain technical support as well as other after sales services, users are welcome to contact the EPSON Philippines Corporation at the telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address below: Phone: (63) 2-813-6567 Fax: (63) 2-813-6545 E-mail: customersupport@epc.epson.com.ph...

  • Page 73: System Requirements, Using The Online Reference Guide

    System Requirements Using the online Reference Guide Refer to the appropriate section below for the minimum system requirements necessary to use the online Reference Guide. For Windows computers System Memory Hard disk space CD-ROM drive Display Browser ® Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, 98, 95, ®...

  • Page 74: For Macintosh Computers

    For Macintosh computers System Memory Hard disk space CD-ROM drive Display Browser Mac OS 8.1/8.5.1/8.6/9.X 16 MB RAM (32 MB RAM or more recommended) 5 MB to install the Reference Guide Double-speed (quad-speed or faster recommended) 480 pixel or 800 600 pixel resolution, with High Color (16 bit) or True Color (32 bit) setting Web browser...

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    EPSON OVERSEAS MARKETING LOCATIONS EPSON AMERICA, INC. 3840 Kilroy Airport Way Long Beach, CA 90806 Phone: (562) 981-3840 Fax: (562) 290-5220 EPSON DEUTSCHLAND GmbH Zülpicher Straße 6, 40549 Düsseldorf Germany Phone: (0211) 56030 Fax: (0211) 5047787 EPSON AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.

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