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  • Page 1 EPSON Stylus COLOR 900 Manual...
  • 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

    Warnings, Cautions, Notes, and Tips ENERGY STAR Compliance Year 2000 Ready Important Safety Instructions Basic Printing Printing from Windows Printing from Windows Applications Setting Default Printer Options Checking Printer Status Printing from a Macintosh Checking Printer Status Contents Page 3...
  • Page 4 Advanced Printing Using Custom Project Types Customizing Print Quality and Special Effects Customizing Color Settings Using PhotoEnhance3 or Digital Camera Correction Mode Using Custom Color Management Modes Using a Color Management System Using ColorSync on the Macintosh Selecting Paper Size and Orientation Options Selecting Paper Options in Windows Selecting Paper Options on a Macintosh Selecting Print Layout Options...
  • Page 5 Selecting Special Media Media Loading and Handling Guidelines Letterhead, Preprinted Forms, and Legal-size Paper Envelopes EPSON Photo Paper EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film EPSON Photo Stickers...
  • Page 6 For Windows 95 and 98 Users Setting Up the Host System Setting Up Client Systems For Windows NT 4.0 Users Setting Up Your Printer as a Shared Printer Accessing the Printer Through a Network For Macintosh Users Selecting the Printer in the Chooser...
  • Page 7 Using the Control Panel Buttons Cleaning the Printer Transporting the Printer Troubleshooting Identifying Printer Parts Diagnosing Problems Checking the Control Panel Lights Running a Printer Check Confirming the Printer ID Number Improving Print Quality Solving Printing Problems Solving Printer Software Problems Page 7...
  • Page 8 Fixing Paper Problems Solving Miscellaneous Printout Problems Uninstalling Printer Software Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT 4.0 Instructions 182 Windows 3.1 Instructions Macintosh Instructions Where To Get Help Specifications Printing Paper Ink Cartridges Mechanical Electrical Environmental Safety Approvals Interfaces...
  • Page 9: Introduction

    Your EPSON Stylus business graphics, digital photographs, newsletters, and more. With resolutions up to 1440 by 720 dpi and EPSON’s unique variable micro droplet technology, you get amazingly realistic photographic images, vivid color graphics, and sharp black text—all at unprecedented speeds.
  • Page 10: Windows System Requirements

    Windows System Requirements To use your printer and its software with a PC, your system should have: An IBM Windows 3.1x), 486/25 MHz (for Windows 95 or Windows NT or 486/66 MHz (for Windows 98) processor DOS, Windows 3.1x, Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0 At least 16MB of RAM (32MB for Windows 3.1, 95, or 98 or 64MB for...
  • Page 11: Macintosh System Requirements

    Using an improperly For serial connection: an ImageWriter shielded USB cable— (8-pin mini DIN male/male, Belkin brand recommended; EPSON part especially a cable number: F2V024-06) more than 6.5 feet For USB connection to an iMac computer: a shielded USB “AB”...
  • Page 12: How To Use Your Manuals

    How To Use Your Manuals To set up your printer and install the printer software, see the Start Here card. This manual contains the following information: Basic Printing Advanced Printing quality, color management, and distinctive layouts. Printing on Special Media other media for your print job and instructions for loading it in your printer.
  • Page 13: Using Links

    You’ll find this information throughout your manual: Introduction Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury. Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment. Notes contain important information about your printer. Tips contain additional hints for better printing. Page 13...
  • Page 14: 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. Important Safety Instructions...
  • Page 15 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 16 Always turn the printer off using the P power button. When you press this button, the P power light flashes briefly then goes out. Do not unplug the printer or turn off the power to the printer until the P power light is off.
  • Page 17: Basic Printing

    It’s easy to print all your documents with your EPSON Stylus COLOR 900. First set up your printer and install the software, following the instructions in the Start Here card. Read this chapter to find out about: Printing from Windows...
  • Page 18: Printing From Windows Applications

    Printing from Windows Applications This section describes the settings you’ll need to check for all your everyday printouts. See advanced settings for special print jobs. Most Windows examples show 1 Open a Windows application and select a file you want to print. screen captures for 2 Open the File menu and click Print.
  • Page 19 3 Make sure your EPSON Stylus COLOR 900 printer is selected, and then click the Properties button. (If you see a Setup, Printer, or Options button, click it instead. Then click Properties on the next screen.) You then see the printer settings dialog box:...
  • Page 20 The type of paper you choose determines the print quality (resolution) resolution, always use you can use. It’s very important to select the correct setting for your EPSON media. paper. If you’re not sure which to choose, see 5 Choose Color or Black ink.
  • Page 21: Setting Default Printer Options

    Click OK until you see the Print dialog box. 11 In the Print dialog box, click OK or Print. While your document is printing, a window appears showing the printer status and the progress of your print job. See for more information.
  • Page 22 Setting Default Options in Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT 1 Click Start, point to Settings, and select Printers. 2 Right-click the EPSON Stylus COLOR 900 icon. You can access the default Windows NT 3 Select Properties or Document Defaults (Windows NT), then click printer software the Main tab.
  • Page 23: Checking Printer Status

    1 Double-click the Control Panel icon in the Main group. 2 Double-click the Printers icon. 3 Select EPSON Stylus COLOR 900 from the list of installed printers and click Setup. You see the following printer settings dialog box: Click to select...
  • Page 24 If you installed Status Monitor 2, you also see information about how much ink you have left and can view the Status Monitor 2 Printer Status window. See You can also set up the way your printer software sends print jobs and select whether or not to display the Progress Meter.
  • Page 25 Windows 3.1 After you send your print job, the EPSON Despooler dialog box appears on your screen: Click to cancel printing This dialog box shows the progress of your print job and the status of your printer. If you run out of paper while printing, for example, the Despooler warns you.
  • Page 26: Printing From A Macintosh

    Printing from a Macintosh When you print with a Macintosh, you need to check the printer software settings in each application you use. This section describes the settings you’ll need to check for all your everyday printouts. See On the Macintosh,...
  • Page 27 4 Now open the File menu and click Print. You see the main printer settings dialog box: Click to select your Media Type 5 Choose the number of copies and indicate which pages you want to print. 6 Choose the Media Type you want to print on from the following list:...
  • Page 28 10 Click the Layout, and Print Order settings. See on a Macintosh click OK to return to the printer settings dialog box. 11 Background printing allows you to continue working while your document prints. To select background printing options before you...
  • Page 29: Checking Printer Status

    Checking Printer Status If you turned on background printing, EPSON Monitor3 automatically displays this dialog box when you send a print job to the printer: Job currently printing Jobs waiting to print Click to set priorities or print times for...
  • Page 30: Advanced Printing

    When your presentation graphics, photographs, or other projects have special printing requirements, you can use the advanced settings in your EPSON Stylus COLOR 900 software. You can choose custom project types or adjust individual settings like brightness, contrast, sharpness, and halftoning. For professional-quality color accuracy, you can use a color management system.
  • Page 31: Using Custom Project Types

    Using Custom Project Types Custom project types provide an easy way to fine-tune your printer settings for a specific type of project. Follow these steps to print with custom project types: 1 Create your image or document in your application software.
  • Page 32 3 Choose the Media Type you want to print on. (If you’re not sure which setting to choose, see 4 Choose Color or Black ink. 5 Click Custom (in Windows 3.1, click Advanced), and then click Always choose your Custom Settings. You see the list of project types. Media Type and Ink 6 Choose the right setting for your project and Media Type following setting before you...
  • Page 33 World Wide Web. First set up your sRGB compatible devices (such as your monitor and printer) to use an sRGB color profile; see your Windows 98 online help for details. ColorSync (Macintosh only) Automatically adjusts printout colors to closely match the colors on your screen.
  • Page 34: Customizing Print Quality And Special Effects

    After you customize your print settings for 1 Create your image or document in your application software. a special project, you 2 Access the printer settings dialog box as described in can save them as a Windows group. Then you can 3 Click Custom, and then click the Advanced button.
  • Page 35 4 Choose the Media Type and Ink settings you want to use, following the guidelines in 5 Choose one of the following Print Quality options: The available Print Quality settings may be limited by the Media Type you choose. Advanced Printing Click here to change your Print Quality (resolution) Some of these options are...
  • Page 36 6 Choose one of the following Halftoning options: In Automatic mode, the Halftoning setting is selected based on the data in your print job. In Custom mode, Halftoning is 7 Choose any of the following print options: preselected for each project type setting.
  • Page 37: Customizing Color Settings

    8 Click OK if you’re ready to return to the printer settings dialog box, or color settings. Customizing Color Settings There are three ways to manage the color in your documents using your printer software: Using PhotoEnhance3 or Digital Camera Correction Mode automatically correct digital photographs for exposure and other common flaws, and to adjust the tone or sharpness.
  • Page 38: Using Photoenhance3 Or Digital Camera Correction Mode

    Windows 3.1. The Color 1 Create your image or document in your application software. Management section 2 Access the printer settings dialog box as described in also changes to this Windows view if you select the...
  • Page 39: Using Custom Color Management Modes

    5 You can customize your image using these settings: 6 Click OK to return to the printer settings dialog box. Using Custom Color Management Modes You can choose from several custom Color Management modes or manually adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, and CMY (cyan, magenta, yellow) color values.
  • Page 40 For printing graphics-intensive documents like presentations with charts and graphs. Intensifies colors and lightens the midtones and highlights. No Color Adjustment Disables the color adjustment features of the printer software so you can use a stand-alone color management utility. Macintosh Page 40...
  • Page 41 6 If you want to specify individual color correction values, use the sliders to increase (drag right) or decrease (drag left) the settings listed below: 7 Click OK to return to the printer settings dialog box. Advanced Printing Brightness Makes your image lighter or darker.
  • Page 42: Using A Color Management System

    World Wide Web. First set up your sRGB compatible devices (such as your monitor and printer) to use an sRGB color profile; see your Windows 98 online help for details. ColorSync (Macintosh only) Automatically adjusts printout colors to match colors on the screen.
  • Page 43: Using Colorsync On The Macintosh

    7 Click Custom, then click Advanced. 8 On the Advanced dialog box, click the ColorSync button. 9 For Profile, choose EPSON Standard. This is the ColorSync profile created especially for your printer. Don’t choose any other printer profile you may have on your system.
  • Page 44: Selecting Paper Size And Orientation Options

    11 Click OK to return to the printer settings dialog box. Selecting Paper Size and Orientation Options Your printer can print on paper up to 9.5 inches wide and up to 44 inches long in either portrait or landscape orientation. If you print multi-page documents or multiple copies of documents, you can print the pages collated and in reverse order.
  • Page 45: Selecting Paper Options In Windows

    Follow these steps to select paper options on the Paper tab: 1 Create your image or document in your application software. 2 Access the printer settings dialog box as described in Windows. 3 Click the Paper tab. You see the Paper dialog box:...
  • Page 46 The sizes marked with an asterisk (*; not available with Windows 3.1) are larger than you can load in the printer and can be used only with the Reduce/Enlarge setting on the Layout tab; see If the Reduce/Enlarge...
  • Page 47 7 If you’re printing a multi-page document and want the last page printed first so the pages come out without needing to be reordered, click the Reverse Order checkbox. The page graphics change to show later pages printing first. 8 Select the direction of printing on the page with the Orientation options. To print your document oriented as shown in one of the following The Rotate by 180 illustrations, select the options listed below it.
  • Page 48 2 Click the Paper Size list and scroll to the bottom of it using the arrows or scroll bar. 3 Click the User Defined option. You see one of the following dialog boxes: Advanced Printing Printing from Windows Windows 95, 98, NT to access the printer Windows 3.1 Page 48...
  • Page 49 4 Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT Type a name (up to 24 characters) for your custom paper size in the Paper Size Name field. Then select a Paper Width and Paper Height for the paper. To use centimeters instead of inches, click the 0.01cm option.
  • Page 50: Selecting Paper Options On A Macintosh

    3 Click OK when you’re done. Selecting Paper Options on a Macintosh The Paper Size and Orientation options for your printer software are on the Page Setup dialog box. The options for collating and reversing the page order are on the Layout dialog box. Follow the steps in these...
  • Page 51 Index card 8 10 in Envelope #10 4 1/8 9 1/2 in Envelope DL 110 220 mm Envelope C6 114 162 mm Envelope 132 220 mm EPSON Photo Paper 4 6 in Panoramic 210 594 mm Creating Custom Paper Sizes. Click to select your...
  • Page 52 4 Select the direction of printing on the page with the Orientation options. To print your document oriented as shown in one of the following illustrations, select the options listed below it. The Rotate by 180 degrees setting lets you print the lower portion of a document first, with a bottom margin as...
  • Page 53 Creating Custom Paper Sizes You can create up to 8 custom paper sizes and add them to the Paper Size list. This is useful if you’re printing a custom size document, such as a banner. You can select any width from 3.5 to 9.5 inches, and any height To delete a custom (length) from 3.5 to 44 inches.
  • Page 54 Selecting Print Order Options Follow these steps to use the Collate and Reverse Order options: 1 Open your application program’s File menu and select Print. 2 Click the For information on the other settings on the Layout dialog box, Choosing Print Layout Options on a Macintosh.
  • Page 55: Selecting Print Layout Options

    Selecting Print Layout Options The print layout options let you reduce or enlarge almost any size document to print on your printer. You can also select options to proof multiple pages on one sheet of paper, add page frames, and add a predefined or custom watermark.
  • Page 56: Reducing And Enlarging Your Document Size

    3 Click the Paper Size list and select your document’s size as determined by your application. 4 If the Paper Size setting you selected is within the maximum paper size that can fit on your printer, but you want to enlarge or reduce the document, go to Advanced Printing...
  • Page 57 In the Output Paper list, select the actual size of the paper loaded in the printer and click OK. This automatically turns on the Fit to Page setting so the document fits into the printable area on the output paper you select.
  • Page 58 Select Normal to set the print proportion to 100%. Select Fit to Page to automatically reduce or enlarge the document to fit on the paper size loaded in the printer. The Paper Size option beneath the Fit to Page setting becomes active, if necessary; select the size of paper loaded in the printer.
  • Page 59: Using Multiple Print Layouts And Page Frames

    Print Layout options in the printer software. You can choose the way the pages are placed on the paper and add a lined frame to each page.
  • Page 60 2 Click the Layout tab. You see the Layout dialog box. Using Multiple Print Layouts and Page Frames), your watermark will appear on each page in the layout. Advanced Printing Reducing and Enlarging Your Document Size Adding a Watermark. Printing from Windows to access the printer Page 60...
  • Page 61 3 To select a watermark, click the WaterMark drop-down list. Then highlight one of the following watermarks: Confidential Draft Urgent Priority To turn off your watermark, select None from the drop-down list. 4 To change the watermark or specify how it appears, click the Settings button.
  • Page 62 5 To load a custom watermark you’ve created as a bitmap file in an application program, click the User Defined button. You see the following dialog box: You can create up to 10 custom watermarks using any bitmap file up to 15MB in size. With Windows NT, the file can be any size.
  • Page 63: Choosing Print Layout Options On A Macintosh

    6 Now select the way you want the watermark to appear by choosing the following options. The on-screen graphic changes to reflect all the settings you choose. If your monitor displays only 16 colors, the Intensity adjustments are not shown in the Layout 7 If you’re finished changing Layout options, click OK.
  • Page 64 Using the Fit to Page Option When you want to make the printed size of a document different from its actual size, you can use your printer software’s Fit to Page option to proportion it to fit on a selected paper size.
  • Page 65 The Paper Size option beneath the Fit to Page setting becomes active. Selected paper size Now select the size of the paper you’ve loaded in the printer. This automatically sets the correct reduction or enlargement to fit the document into the printable area on the selected paper size. The selected document size and paper size settings now appear beneath the paper graphic.
  • Page 66: Adding A Watermark

    2 Open the File menu and click Print. file in an application program that can 3 In the printer settings dialog box, click the create PICT files. See 4 To use one of the predefined watermarks listed below, click the arrow your application’s...
  • Page 67 5 To load a custom watermark you’ve created as a PICT file in an application program, click the Add/Delete button. You see the following dialog box: You can create up to 10 custom watermarks from PICT files up to 1MB in size.
  • Page 68 6 Now select the way you want the watermark to appear by choosing the following options. The layout graphic changes to reflect all the settings you choose. If your monitor displays only 16 colors, the Intensity adjustments are not shown in the Layout graphic.
  • Page 69 Follow these steps to use the Print Layout options: 1 Open an application and select a document to print. 2 Open the File menu and click Print. You see the printer settings dialog box. 3 Click the...
  • Page 70 4 To print multiple pages of your document on one sheet of paper, select either 2 Pages or 4 Pages in the Pages pop-up list. 5 If the page order of the layout shown in the printer graphic is how you want your document printed, go to step 6.
  • Page 71: Using Print Preview On The Macintosh

    Printable Area Follow these steps to use Print Preview: 1 Open an application and select a document to print. 2 Open the File menu and click Print. You see the printer settings dialog box: 3 Click the Preview button.
  • Page 72 4 Click the Preview button. You see the print preview dialog box: Page control buttons Preview image Preview sizing buttons 5 The first preview page is the first page of your document. To change the preview page, click the page, or enter a page number in the Page field. 6 To change the size of the preview, click the following buttons: When you click Cancel, the Preview...
  • Page 73: Saving Custom Settings

    Saving Custom Settings After you’ve fine-tuned your printer settings for a special project, you can save the settings as a group. Then you can quickly reuse them the next time you print a similar project. You can save up to 10 groups of settings.
  • Page 74: Revising Custom Settings

    To change the options in a customized settings group but keep the same name for it, follow these steps: 1 From the main printer settings dialog box, click Custom (in Windows 3.1, click Advanced). Then select the name of the custom settings group you want to redefine in the Custom Settings list.
  • Page 75: Deleting Custom Settings

    (Click Cancel to cancel your changes.) Deleting Custom Settings 1 From the main printer settings dialog box, click Custom, then click the Advanced button. You cannot delete 2 Click Save Settings on the Advanced dialog box. (In Windows 3.1,...
  • Page 76: Printing On Special Media

    Your EPSON Stylus COLOR 900 lets you print on just about any kind of paper you want to use. You can get great results printing on various sizes of plain paper, letterhead, and envelopes, but you’ll get even better results with EPSON’s specially coated ink jet paper.
  • Page 77: Selecting Special Media

    When you print on special paper or other media, you need to choose the correct Media Type and Paper Size settings in your printer software. The table below lists the available EPSON media and the corresponding Media Type setting for each one.
  • Page 78 (refill, paper only) EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies To order EPSON paper and other media, contact your dealer or call EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766 (U.S. only). Or visit our website at www.epsonsupplies.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.
  • Page 79: Media Loading And Handling Guidelines

    Be sure to load the printable (whiter or glossier) side of the media face inside the printer. up in the sheet feeder. Load paper only up to the arrow mark on the left edge guide.
  • Page 80 Letterhead, Preprinted Forms, and Legal-size Paper Envelopes EPSON Photo Paper EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film EPSON Photo Stickers EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper...
  • Page 81: Letterhead, Preprinted Forms, And Legal-Size Paper

    Load a maximum of 100 sheets. Select Plain paper as the Media Type and be sure to choose the correct Paper Size setting in your printer software. Envelopes When you print on envelopes, set the thickness lever to the + position as shown.
  • Page 82: Epson Photo Paper

    EPSON Photo Paper You can use EPSON Photo Paper to print photographs that look almost as good as the ones you get from film processing. EPSON Photo Paper is available in several sizes. You can load up to 20 sheets of 4 Paper or 1 sheet of Panoramic paper at a time.
  • Page 83 2 Choose these printer software settings: Printing on Special Media 6-inch Photo Paper, follow these steps: 4.25 6.25 inches. You can also use your printer software’s Reduce/Enlarge settings, as described in Your Document Size. 0.67 in 0.24 in 0.12 in...
  • Page 84 3 Load the paper against the right edge guide with the glossy side 4 Slide the left edge guide against the left edge of the paper. 5 After you print your picture, fold the paper back and Printing on Special Media facing up and the perforated margins positioned as shown: You can load up to 20 sheets of Photo Paper at a time.
  • Page 85: Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards

    EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards You can load up to 30 cards at a time. Always place the included support sheet under the cards. Be sure the cards are against the right edge guide and the left edge guide is against the left edge of the cards.
  • Page 86: Epson Photo Quality Glossy Film

    (30 mm). If you want to use a smaller top margin, load and print one sheet at a time. If your media has a cut corner, position it in the printer as shown here. It is best not to use the Maximum...
  • Page 87: Epson Photo Stickers

    Make sure you reverse your image before you print it—especially if it includes text—so it will read correctly when it’s transferred. You can use the Flip Horizontal option in your printer software to do this (see Customizing Print Quality and Special Effects for instructions).
  • Page 88: Managing Print Jobs

    Your printer software includes several utilities for managing print jobs. You can use them to monitor your printer’s status and check on the current print job or jobs waiting to print. This chapter provides instructions for the following: Managing Print Jobs in Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT 4.0...
  • Page 89: Managing Print Jobs In Windows 95, Windows 98, And Windows Nt

    Managing Print Jobs in Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows NT 4.0 Your printer software offers three ways to manage and monitor your print jobs: Windows NT 4.0 servers and Progress Meter, which appears each time you send a print job, as...
  • Page 90: Using The Progress Meter

    If you installed Status Monitor 2, you also see information about how much ink you have left and can view the Status Monitor 2 Printer Status window. See You can also set up the way your printer software sends print jobs and select whether or not to display the Progress Meter.
  • Page 91: Displaying The Progress Meter

    To access the dialog box, you must open your printer software from the Windows Printers utility as described below. 1 Click Start, point to Settings, then click Printers. 2 Right-click the EPSON Stylus COLOR 900 printer icon and select Properties (Windows 95 and 98) or Document Defaults (Windows NT) from the menu.
  • Page 92 For information about other options in the Speed & Progress dialog box, see 5 Click OK to close the Speed & Progress dialog box and return to the Utility menu. Then click OK again to exit your printer software. Managing Print Jobs Optimizing Data Transfer.
  • Page 93: Using The Spool Manager

    To open Spool Manager while you’re printing, click the EPSON Stylus COLOR 900 button that appears on the taskbar at the bottom of the screen. You see the Spool Manager window:...
  • Page 94: Using Status Monitor 2

    If you’re having trouble printing, it may be because of a stalled print job. Follow these steps to delete it and continue printing: 1 Click the EPSON Stylus COLOR 900 button on the taskbar. 2 Click on any print jobs marked Held.
  • Page 95 To use Status Monitor 2 or to view any of its status windows, you must first open it. Follow these steps: 1 Make sure your printer is turned on. 2 Click Start, point to Programs, click the Epson folder, and click EPSON Status Monitor 2. You see the main window:...
  • Page 96: Turning On Background Monitoring

    1 If you haven’t already done so, turn on background monitoring as monitoring must be described in turned on to change the Background 2 Click EPSON Stylus COLOR 900 in the Installed Printers list. Monitoring and Status Alert preferences. Managing Print Jobs Opening Status Monitor 2.
  • Page 97 3 Click the Preferences from the Settings menu. (You can also right-click the printer name in the Installed Printers list and select Monitoring Preferences from the menu.) You see the Monitoring Preferences window. If the Status Alert window takes a long...
  • Page 98 Printer icon and name If you see more than one EPSON printer in the Installed Printers list, Status Monitor 2 has detected printer software for other EPSON printers on your system. If you connect another EPSON printer, you can monitor it with Status Monitor 2 the same way you monitor your EPSON Stylus COLOR 900.
  • Page 99 If you have more than one EPSON printer you want to monitor, you can add them using the Add Printers option in the Settings menu. To save system resources, you may want to delete any printers from the Status Monitor 2 list that you don’t need to monitor. To do this, click the printer in...
  • Page 100 Interpreting the Installed Printer Icon The various Status Monitor 2 windows and the Monitoring icon show a printer. The color of the printer indicates the printer status as follows: Color Green Yellow Gray or dimmed Managing Print Jobs Status message...
  • Page 101: Using The Printer Status Window

    If you’re currently printing, click the Details button on either the Progress Meter (see (see If you’re not currently printing, access your printer software, click the Utility tab; then click the EPSON Status Monitor 2 icon. You can also open Status Monitor 2 as described in Monitor Then click the Printer menu.
  • Page 102 The printer graphic in the Printer Status window gives status and error condition information: Graphic Managing Print Jobs Condition Ready to print Paper isn’t loaded correctly Paper is jammed Black ink is out Color ink is out A communication error has occurred...
  • Page 103 The Job Status ways to open the window: window is very similar to the Spool Manager Click the printer name in the Installed Printers list to highlight it and window. Both allow click the you to pause, cancel, Right-click the printer name in the Installed Printers list and select Job and restart print jobs.
  • Page 104 To pause or purge all waiting print jobs, select Pause Printing or Purge Print Jobs from the Print menu. You can also select or deselect the printer as your Windows default, and access the printer software to change default settings from the Printer menu.
  • Page 105 To use the Status Alert window, you must turn on background monitoring and set the Status Alert Preferences. See Monitoring The color of the printer icon in the Status Alert window indicates the type of error, as described in Click the printer name to...
  • Page 106: Optimizing Data Transfer

    You can speed up the way your printer software processes multiple-copy print jobs using options in the Speed & Progress dialog box. You can also optimize your printer port for the fastest data transfer rate for EPSON printers, if your computer supports such transfers.
  • Page 107 4 Click the Speed & Progress button. You see this dialog box: Not available with Windows NT If you have more than one hard disk drive, you can select a folder for storing multiple copy print jobs here. You don’t see this box if you have only one hard disk drive.
  • Page 108 EPSON Printer Port (not available with Windows NT 4.0) 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 EPSON Printer Port option: High speed (DMA) transfer enabled tells you that you’re...
  • Page 109: Managing Print Jobs In Windows 3.1

    To open Spool Manager, do one of the following: Program Manager or the current window is To open it while you’re printing, click the EPSON Spool Manager icon maximized. Reduce at the bottom of your desktop. the window size to...
  • Page 110 You see the Spool Manager window: Queue Print job file The Spool Manager window displays the status of your print job files and lets you control them. You can also control print queues, display of the Despooler, and the default spool directory. Click Help in the Spool Manager menu bar for detailed information.
  • Page 111 C:\SPLTEMP. 2 Open the Spool Manager as described in 3 Make sure EPSON Stylus COLOR 900 is selected, and then choose Setup from the Queue menu. The Queue Setup dialog box appears. 4 Change the spool directory to the one you created in step 1. Also make sure Use Print Manager for this port is checked.
  • Page 112: Managing Print Jobs On A Macintosh

    If you’re using background printing, Monitor3 starts automatically when you send a job to the printer. It handles printing while you continue to work on your Macintosh, lets you track documents that are waiting to be printed, and lets you set priorities and print times for waiting print jobs.
  • Page 113: Using Monitor3

    2 Under Background Printing, click On and close the Chooser. depending on your Macintosh OS 3 To increase the memory allocation, select EPSON Monitor3 in the version; see your Extensions folder in your System folder. Then choose Get Info from...
  • Page 114 Monitoring Print Jobs with Monitor3 After you send a print job, you see the EPSON Monitor3 dialog box: If the Monitor3 dialog box doesn’t appear, Current print click the current application icon at the Jobs waiting to right end of the menu...
  • Page 115 Click the print job whose priority you want to change. Then click the Printer list box and select one of the following settings: Normal prints the job in the order it is received Urgent moves the job before Normal priority jobs in the print queue Hold holds the job in the print queue until you’re ready to release it for...
  • Page 116: Using The Macintosh Status Monitor

    Using the Macintosh Status Monitor You can use the Status Monitor to check the level of ink in your printer. Follow these steps: 1 Choose Page Setup or Print from the File menu in your application. You see a printer settings dialog box.
  • Page 117 3 Click the EPSON StatusMonitor icon. The software checks the amount of ink remaining in the printer and displays the Status Monitor window: 4 To recheck the ink level check, click the Update button. To close the Status Monitor, click OK.
  • Page 118: Selecting Configuration Options

    Selecting Configuration Options You can configure the way you want the printer to handle error and warning messages, ink level checks, and temporary spool folders in the Configuration Settings dialog box. Follow these steps: 1 Choose Page Setup or Print from the File menu in your application.
  • Page 119 Click the Select button to change the folder from the default folder shown.
  • Page 120: Setting Up Background Printing Options

    Hold the print job for later printing Follow these steps: 1 Open an application and select a document you want to print. 2 Open the File menu and click Print. You see the printer settings dialog box. 3 Click the box: 4 To turn background printing on or off, click the On or Off button.
  • Page 121 5 To select a priority for your print job in the queue of jobs waiting to print, click one of the following: 6 Click OK to save your settings and return to the printer settings dialog box. (Click Cancel if you want to cancel your settings and return.) 7 Click Print to print your document.
  • Page 122: Network Printing

    Before following the steps here, make sure you’ve installed the printer shared printer on a software on all the computers that will use the printer. See the Start Here network. To connect card for instructions. your printer directly to...
  • Page 123 If a dialog box 6 In the Control Panel, double-click Printers. requesting the Windows 95 or 98 7 Right click the EPSON Stylus COLOR 900 icon, then click Sharing on CD-ROM appears, the File menu. insert the CD-ROM in 8 Click Shared As, enter printer...
  • Page 124: Setting Up Client Systems

    Setting Up Client Systems 1 Right-click the EPSON Stylus COLOR 900 icon and choose Properties. To print from DOS 2 Click the Details tab. applications as well 3 Click the Add Port button, then click Browse to specify the network as Windows path to the printer.
  • Page 125: For Windows Nt 4.0 Users

    This section tells you how to set up your printer so that other computers on the network can use it. First, you need to set up the printer as a shared printer on the computer to This section is written which the printer is connected.
  • Page 126: Accessing The Printer Through A Network

    1 On each computer from which you want to access the printer, click before you can Start, point to Settings, and click Printers. access it from 2 Double-click the Add Printer icon.
  • Page 127 3 Click Network printer server, then click Next. 4 Double-click the icon of the computer that is directly connected to the printer. Then click the printer’s icon. Be sure to confirm all 5 Click OK and follow the network settings with on-screen instructions.
  • Page 128: For Macintosh Users

    For Macintosh Users This section tells you how to set up the printer so that you can use it on an AppleTalk This section is written First, you need to install the printer software on those computers, for AppleTalk following the instructions on the Start Here card. Then, you must select network users only.
  • Page 129: Optional Interfaces

    Your EPSON Stylus COLOR 900 includes parallel, serial, and USB interfaces. You can connect it to a PC or Macintosh, or both at the same time. If you want to connect to another system or to a network, you can...
  • Page 130: Using Pc Interface Boards

    This chapter tells you how to install and use EPSON interface boards in the following sections: Using PC Interface Boards Using Macintosh Interface Boards Installing Optional Interfaces Using PC Interface Boards Before you install the serial interface board in your printer, follow the instructions that come with the board for setting baud rate and parity.
  • Page 131: Installing Optional Interfaces

    If you install the Ethernet board connected to a thin coaxial (10BASE2) cable, and the printer is the last device on the network, you need to obtain a 50-ohm terminator. The Ethernet transceiver is included on the EPSON Ethernet board, so you do not need an adapter box for the printer.
  • Page 132 If you are using more than one computer, reconnect the other interface cable as well. 8 Make sure the printer is turned off. Then plug in the power cord. In most cases, the printer automatically detects the interface you’re using.
  • Page 133: Maintenance And Transportation

    It’s easy to keep your EPSON Stylus COLOR 900 printer working at its best. Just follow the simple instructions in this chapter for: Cleaning the Print Head Replacing an Ink Cartridge Aligning the Print Head Cleaning the Printer Transporting the Printer...
  • Page 134: Cleaning The Print Head

    Using the Head Cleaning Utility Follow these steps to run the Head Cleaning utility: 1 Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and both the B black and A color ink out lights are off. Don’t use any cleaning sheets;...
  • Page 135: Using The Control Panel

    Never turn off the printer while the 7 Make sure paper is loaded in the printer and click Print nozzle check P power light is pattern (Windows) or Confirmation (Macintosh). Then click Next. The flashing, unless the nozzle check pattern prints on your printer;...
  • Page 136 5 minutes. see the Utility menu. 6 Make sure paper is loaded in the printer and click the Nozzle Check icon, then click Next. The nozzle check pattern prints on your printer; 7 If the nozzle check pattern is filled in completely, click Finish.
  • Page 137: Examining The Nozzle Check Pattern

    Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern Examine the nozzle check pattern you print. It should look something like this, with the lower pattern colored magenta, cyan, and yellow: Each staggered horizontal and straight vertical line should be complete, with no gaps in the dot pattern. If your printout looks okay, you’re done. If any dots are missing, as shown below, clean the print head again;...
  • Page 138: Replacing An Ink Cartridge

    This is a good time to make sure you have a new cartridge. When the light stays on, the cartridge is empty and you need to replace it. Use these EPSON ink cartridges within six months of installing them and before the expiration date on the package:...
  • Page 139: Removing And Installing Ink Cartridges

    Do not remove the clear seal from the bottom of the cartridge; ink will leak. 3 Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing, then open the printer cover. Maintenance and Transportation Head.) Remove the yellow tape...
  • Page 140 Once you remove a cartridge, you can’t reuse it, even if it contains ink. To avoid damaging the printer, never move the print head by hand. Maintenance and Transportation Page 140...
  • Page 141 6 Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it carefully. 7 Lower the new ink cartridge into its holder with the label facing up and toward the back of the printer. Then press down the ink cartridge clamp until it locks in place.
  • Page 142: Replacing An Outdated Ink Cartridge

    Do not remove the clear seal from the bottom of the cartridge; ink will leak. 3 Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing, then open the printer cover. Maintenance and Transportation Remove the yellow tape black cartridge...
  • Page 143 E load/eject button again until the print head moves to the color ink To avoid damaging cartridge replacement position. the printer, never move the print head 6 Pull up the ink cartridge clamp. The cartridge rises up from its holder.
  • Page 144 7 Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it carefully. 8 Lower the new ink cartridge into its holder with the label facing up and toward the back of the printer. If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water.
  • Page 145: Aligning The Print Head

    For the best results, Follow these steps: load EPSON ink jet paper in the printer 1 Make sure the printer is turned on and letter-size paper is loaded. whenever you check 2 Start an application and open a document. the print head alignment.
  • Page 146: Using The Dos Print Head Alignment Utility

    3 After installing the utility, type C:\EPCALIB2 (where C is your hard disk Windows. drive letter). Then press Enter. The following window appears: 4 Make sure EPSON Stylus COLOR 900 is selected. Click Next, then follow the directions on the screen to align the print head. Maintenance and Transportation...
  • Page 147: Using The Control Panel Buttons

    If you don’t press the heads. Follow these instructions. load/eject button in step 3, the printer 4 After aligning the print head, turn off the printer to exit print head enters default-setting alignment mode. mode. If this happens, turn off the printer and return to step 2.
  • Page 148: Cleaning The Printer

    Cleaning the Printer To keep your printer working at its best, you should clean it several times a year, following these steps: Don’t touch the gears 1 Turn off the printer, unplug the power cord, and disconnect the printer inside the printer.
  • Page 149: Transporting The Printer

    If you move your printer some distance, you need to prepare it for transportation in its original box. Follow these steps: 1 Turn on the printer and wait until the print head locks in the far right position. Then turn off the printer.
  • Page 150: Troubleshooting

    As you use your printer, you may occasionally experience a paper jam or other problem. The first thing you should do is diagnose the problem, following the guidelines in this chapter. Then try the most likely solutions until the problem is fixed.
  • Page 151: Identifying Printer Parts

    Identifying Printer Parts If you need help identifying the parts of the printer, refer to the following illustrations: sheet feeder left edge guide thickness lever Troubleshooting paper support right edge guide printer cover output tray output tray extensions ink cartridge...
  • Page 152: Diagnosing Problems

    For more troubleshooting information, check the Help and ReadMe files in the EPSON program group or folder. If none of the suggested solutions in this chapter solve your problem, contact your EPSON dealer or see Troubleshooting for details.
  • Page 153: Checking The Control Panel Lights

    The four lights on your printer’s control panel show the printer’s status and alert you to problems like paper jams. The power light is on when the printer is on and ready to print. The power light flashes when the printer is receiving print data, printing or performing a maintenance operation such as cleaning the print head.
  • Page 154 When all the lights flash, your printer may have an internal error. Turn off the printer (press the P power button); wait 15 seconds; then turn it on again. If this does not clear the error, contact your dealer or EPSON as described in When all the lights are off , the printer is not receiving power.
  • Page 155: Running A Printer Check

    Running a Printer Check You can run a printer check to determine whether the problem comes from the printer itself or some other source. Follow these steps: 1 Make sure both the printer and computer are turned off. 2 Disconnect the interface cable from the printer.
  • Page 156: Confirming The Printer Id Number

    3 Click the Utility tab. Then click the Printer and Option Information icon. 4 Click the Settings Sheet button. The printer prints the Printer ID on a sheet of paper. Troubleshooting If the results are satisfactory, the problem lies in your software or application settings, the interface cable, or your computer.
  • Page 157: Improving Print Quality

    5 Make sure the Printer ID shown in the Printer and Option Information dialog box matches the ID on the Settings Sheet. If they don’t match, change the ID numbers in the dialog box to match those on the Settings Sheet.
  • Page 158 If you have vertical misalignment, run the Print Head Alignment utility (see mode. See the following tables for some detailed solutions to print quality problems: The printed image has horizontal banding Possible cause Solution The Media Type Make sure the Media Type setting matches the paper you’re using. See setting doesn’t match Printing from Windows Applications the loaded paper.
  • Page 159 Vertical lines are misaligned or vertical banding appears Possible cause Solution The print head nozzles Clean the print head. See are clogged. The printable side of Remove the paper and reload it with the printable side (whiter) face up. the paper is face down.
  • Page 160 Possible cause Solution The Halftoning and Use the correct settings for the project you’re printing, following the Color Adjustment instructions in Mode options are set Customizing Color incorrectly for your document type. The ICM (Windows 95 Use the Automatic mode setting or different project type. See and Windows 98), Customizing Color Settings sRGB (Windows 98),...
  • Page 161 Possible cause Solution The colors displayed Because your monitor and printer use different technologies to represent on your monitor don’t colors, your printed colors cannot exactly match the colors you see on match the printed your monitor screen. Use the ICM (Windows 95 and Windows 98 only), colors.
  • Page 162 Your printer is not Select your printer and port in your software application. selected in your application. Color printing is not Select color printing in your application and the printer software. selected. The printed image is blurry or smeared Possible cause Solution...
  • Page 163 Printing from Windows Applications the loaded paper. instructions. Ink has leaked inside Clean carefully inside the printer to remove spilled ink. See the printer. Printer You’re using the High Turn off High Speed (see Speed setting with a Then run the Print Head Alignment utility as described in misaligned print head.
  • Page 164: Solving Printing Problems

    Solving Printing Problems If the printer won’t print, first check that: The printer is turned on and the P power light is on, but not flashing. Paper is loaded in the printer. The printer is plugged into a working electrical outlet that’s not controlled by a switch or timer.
  • Page 165 If flashing, paper is jammed. If on, there is no paper Load paper or remove the stack and reload it as described in the Printer Basics book or in the sheet feeder or E load/eject button to turn off the the paper is loaded incorrectly.
  • Page 166 In Windows, delete the stalled print jobs in Spool Manager: For Windows 95 and Windows 98, see For Windows 3.1, see For Windows NT 4.0, you need to uninstall the EPSON Printer Port. Select Start, Programs, EPSON, then click EPSON Printer Port Uninstall and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Page 167 Possible cause Solution Jammed paper may be Turn off the printer, wait a few seconds, and turn it back on to eject any blocking movement of paper. If no paper is ejected, turn off the printer, remove the jammed the print head.
  • Page 168 The printer needs to initialize. flashing after 5 minutes have passed, turn the printer off. If the light is still flashing when you turn it back on, contact your EPSON dealer or see Where To Get The printer may be Turn the printer and computer off.
  • Page 169: Solving Printer Software Problems

    Solving Printer Software Problems If you have trouble with your printer software, first check that your printer is selected as the default Windows printer or as the current printer in the Macintosh Chooser. If you still have problems with your printer software, check the following solutions.
  • Page 170 You need to increase Choose Get Info from the File menu when the application is active or the memory allocation EPSON Monitor3 is selected and increase the memory requirements. for your application, EPSON Monitor3, or If that doesn’t work, turn off background printing in the Chooser or in your both.
  • Page 171 1 Make sure your printer is connected to your computer with a bi-directional cable. 2 Then click Start, select Settings, and click Printers. 3 Right-click the EPSON Stylus COLOR 900 icon and select Properties. 4 Click the Details tab, then click the Spool Settings button.
  • Page 172 Choose Get Info from the File menu when the application is active or background printing EPSON Monitor3 is selected and increase the memory requirements. on a Macintosh. If that doesn’t work, turn off background printing in the Chooser or in your printer software;...
  • Page 173 Solutions The printer software Remove and reinstall the printer software as described in has been corrupted. Printer GX, enable EPSON Monitor3 and SC 900, and restart. Troubleshooting for more information. ® GX in the Extensions Manager. Make sure EPSON Software. Then, in the Extensions Manager, disable Quick Draw...
  • Page 174 You cannot print on a Windows NT 4.0 network Possible cause Solution Your printer is not set You may need to use a different network path and printer port. Select a up correctly as a different port in the printer’s Properties windows and enter the new remote printer.
  • Page 175: Fixing Paper Problems

    Press the E load/eject button to eject the paper. Then make sure you If the paper doesn’t eject fully, you may select the correct paper size in your application or printer software. See have set the wrong Selecting Paper Size and Orientation Options paper size.
  • Page 176 Isn’t too old (see paper packaging for more information). Isn’t loaded above the arrow on the left edge guide. Isn’t jammed inside the printer. (If the S paper out light is flashing, paper is jammed.) Then reload the paper as described in Guidelines, making sure the left edge guide is adjusted to fit the paper’s...
  • Page 177 Fan the edges of the stack of paper to separate the sheets. Reload the paper as described in the Printer Basics book and in Media Loading and Handling Make sure the paper edge guides are snug against the edge of the paper.
  • Page 178: Solving Miscellaneous Printout Problems

    In Windows, delete the stalled print jobs in Spool Manager: For Windows 95 and Windows 98, see For Windows 3.1, see For Windows NT 4.0, you need to uninstall the EPSON Printer Port. Select Start, Programs, EPSON, then click EPSON Printer Port Uninstall and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Page 179 If your printout EPSON printer driver. is correct, your video driver is interfering with the printer driver. Contact your computer or video card manufacturer to see if an updated driver is available.
  • Page 180 You need to increase Choose Get Info from the File menu when the application is active or the memory allocation EPSON Monitor3 is selected and increase the memory requirements. for your application, EPSON Monitor3, or If that doesn’t work, turn off background printing in the Chooser or in both.
  • Page 181 The printer prints blank pages Possible cause Solution Your printer is not In Windows, select your printer as the default Windows printer. See your selected in your Windows documentation or Windows online help for instructions. application, or as the In Macintosh, select your printer in the Macintosh Chooser; see your Windows default Start Here card for instructions.
  • Page 182: Uninstalling Printer Software

    If you’re using select Stop monitoring now to turn off background monitoring. Then Windows 98 with a follow steps 1 through 4 again, selecting EPSON Status Monitor 2 in USB connection, you the program list to uninstall it. must also uninstall and...
  • Page 183: Windows 3.1 Instructions

    1 Double-click the Main program group icon, then double-click the Control Panel icon. 2 Double-click Printers. 3 Select EPSON Stylus COLOR 900 in the Installed Printers list and click the Remove button. 4 To reinstall your software, see the Start Here card.
  • Page 184: Macintosh Instructions

    5 Click the Remove button at the bottom of the screen. 6 After the software is uninstalled, click Quit on the Installer window, then restart your Macintosh. 7 To reinstall your software, see the Start Here card. Troubleshooting EPSON Printer Driver Installer icon. changes to Remove Page 184...
  • Page 185: Where To Get Help

    FTP downloading) to log onto ftp.epson.com with the user name anonymous and your e-mail address as the password. You can call the EPSON Download Service at (800) 442-2007. Set your communications software to 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity.
  • Page 186 Service Access EPSON SoundAdvice For pre-recorded answers to commonly asked questions about EPSON products 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call (800) 922-8911. EPSON FaxAdvice Access EPSON’s technical information library by calling (800) 922-8911. You must provide a return fax number to use this service.
  • Page 187: Specifications

    Input buffer 256KB Print direction Bidirectional with logic seeking Control code ESC/P 2™ and raster graphics code, EPSON Remote, and IBM emulation code Character tables 1 italic and 12 graphics character tables Character sets 14 international character sets and 1 legal character set...
  • Page 188: Paper

    Photo stickers A6 (105 148 mm) with 16 frames Specifications Paper types 11 inches) Plain paper and special ink jet papers distributed by EPSON 14 inches) 8.5 inches) 10 inches) 11 inches) Transparencies and glossy film distributed by EPSON Photo Paper...
  • Page 189 Specifications Paper types Self adhesive 11 inches; sheets and iron-on cool peel transfer paper distributed by EPSON Plain, bond, or 104 mm) air mail paper 110 mm) 162 mm) 220 mm) Ink jet cards and note cards distributed by...
  • Page 190 Humidity: 20 to 60% RH Since the quality of any particular brand or type of paper may be changed by the manufacturer at any time, EPSON cannot guarantee the use of any particular brand or type of paper. Always test samples of paper stock before purchasing large quantities or printing large jobs.
  • Page 191: Printable Area

    Specifications Envelopes The minimum top margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm). When printing multiple sheets of EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film, the minimum top margin is 1.2 inches (30 mm). The minimum left margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm). The minimum right margin is: 0.35 inch (9.0 mm) for letter and legal...
  • Page 192: Ink Cartridges

    28.9 (W) 67.4 (D) * The print capacity may vary depending on how often you clean the print head and use the printer. ** The ink thaws and is usable after approximately 3 hours at 77 °F (25 °C). To ensure good results, use genuine EPSON cartridges and do not refill them.
  • Page 193: Mechanical

    Mechanical Paper feed method Friction with auto sheet feeder, rear entry Sheet feeder Maximum 100 sheets of 17 lb (64 g/m capacity Dimensions Storage Width: Depth: 11.7 inches (269 mm) Height: 7.8 inches (199 mm) Printing Width: Depth: 23.4 inches (594 mm) Height: 12.8 inches (325 mm) Weight 18.5 lb (8.4 kg) without the ink cartridges...
  • Page 194: Environmental

    Environmental Temperature Operation Storage* Transit* Humidity Operation Storage* * Stored in shipping container Safety Approvals Safety standards UL 1950 with D3, CSA 22.2 No. 950 FCC part 15 subpart B class B Specifications 50 to 95 °F (10 to 35 °C) –4 to 104 °F (–20 to 40 °C) 1 month at 104 °F (40 °C) –4 to 140 °F (–20 to 60 °C)
  • Page 195: Interfaces

    Interfaces Parallel interface Forward channel Specification Data format Synchronization Handshake timing Signal level Connector Reverse channel Specification Transmission mode Adaptable connector Synchronization Handshaking Signal level Data transmission timing Specifications Description 8-bit parallel, IEEE-1284 compatibility mode STROBE pulse BUSY and ACKNLG signals TTL compatible 57-30360 Amphenol connector or equivalent Description...
  • Page 196 Serial interface Specification Standard Synchronization Bit rate Handshaking Word format Connector Recommended cable USB interface Specification Standard Bit rate Data encoding Adaptable connector Recommended cable length Specifications Description Based on RS-423 Synchronous Approximately 1.8 Mbps X-ON/X-OFF and DTR protocol Data bit: 8 bits Parity bit: None Start bit: 1 bit Stop bit: 1 bit...
  • Page 197: Index

    Windows, Banding, Basic printing, to 29, Bitmap files, Blank pages, Blurry printouts, Brightness setting, to 32, Cable, printer, 10, Canceling print jobs Macintosh, 29, Windows, Cards, see Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards Character sets, international, Character tables, Characters, garbled, Cleaning...
  • Page 198 Economy setting, 32, 35, ECP mode, Electrical specifications, ENERGY STAR, Enhanced mode, Envelopes printing on, specifications, Environmental specifications, EPSON Accessories, 129, 138, help, media, Monitor3, printer port, Remote control code, Spool Manager, see Spool Manager Error Diffusion setting, Error message, spooling,...
  • Page 199 Fit to Page setting, 58, Flip Horizontal setting, 36, 87, Forms, loading, Garbled characters, Graph setting, 32, Halftoning setting, Head Cleaning utility, Help, EPSON, Help, online, High Speed copies, 108, High Speed setting, 36, Horizontal banding, Index IBM X24E emulation code,...
  • Page 200 115, Monitor3, previewing, 28, printing from, to 29, problems printing, Status Monitor, system requirements, uninstalling printer software, Magenta setting, Main tab, Maintaining printer, Manuals, how to use, Margins incorrect, with multiple sheets, 85, Maximum printable area setting,...
  • Page 201 Photo Paper plain, 20, specifications, support extension, 81, thickness lever, 80, 81, Paper Size options, Paper support sheet, 84, 85, Paper tab, 20, Parallel interface boards, Parallel interface specifications, Parts of printer, to 47, to 144, to 60, Page 201...
  • Page 202 Macintosh, Print layouts, multiple, Print Order options, Print quality customizing, problems, Print time, setting, 115, Printable area setting, 47, 52, 84, 179, specifications, 84, Printer cable, 10, check, cleaning, moving, parts, port, EPSON, transporting, to 115, to 60, Page 202...
  • Page 203 Printer software problems, settings, see Settings, printer software uninstalling, Problems color, diagnosing, paper handling, print quality, printer software, printing, slow printing, solving, Status Monitor 2, unexpected printout results, Progress Meter dialog box, 24, Speed & Progress options, Project types, custom,...
  • Page 204 Text/Graph setting, 32, Thickness lever, 80, 81, Tone setting, Transparencies choosing, 20, 27, printing on, specifications, Transporting printer, Troubleshooting, Twinax interface board, Uninstalling interface board, Uninstalling printer software Macintosh, Windows, interface specifications, Macintosh, Windows, User Defined paper size, to 50, Page 204...
  • Page 205 Status Monitor 2, tab, 134, 136, Vertical banding, Watermarks, to 63, Windows default options, setting, managing print jobs, to 25, printer status, checking, printing from, Status Monitor 2, 24, system requirements, uninstalling printer software, World Wide Web, Index Year 2000, Yellow setting,...

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