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  • Page 1 CPD 8882-R1...
  • Page 2 Printer Basics Printer Basics Printed on recycled paper with at least 10% post-consumer content.
  • Page 3: 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 4: Table Of Contents

    VIEWING YOUR ELECTRONIC PRINTER MANUAL Accessing Your Electronic Printer Manual Navigating Your Electronic Printer Manual PRINTING FROM START TO FINISH Using the EPSON Guided Printing Exercise Printing with Windows Loading Paper Opening the Printer Software Selecting Your Printer Software Settings...
  • Page 5 Using Special Papers EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper EPSON Photo Paper Envelopes Selecting the Correct Media Type MAINTAINING YOUR PRINTER Cleaning the Print Head Using the Head Cleaning Utility Using the Control Panel Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern Replacing an Ink Cartridge...
  • Page 6 Problems and Solutions Solving Problems Setting Up the Printer or Installing Its Software Solving Problems with Printing Solving Problems Getting Good Print Quality Solving Problems with Paper Feeding Solving Miscellaneous Printout Problems Uninstalling Printer Software Reinstalling Printer Software Where To Get Help...
  • Page 8: Welcome

    Welcome! ® Your EPSON Stylus COLOR 660 printer is the ideal output device for small office or home printing. You can print anything from reports and resumes to photos and greeting cards with great results. The printer comes with these features: Resolutions up to 1440 by 720 dpi (dots per inch), even on plain paper EPSON’s exclusive Micro Piezo...
  • Page 9: About Your Software

    PC (trial version) EPSON Software (trial version) Your electronic EPSON Stylus COLOR 660 Reference Guide gives you complete information about your printer. (You need an HTML browser—such as Internet Explorer 3.0 or later, or Netscape If you haven’t yet installed your printer software from your CD-ROM, see Start Here for instructions.
  • Page 10: About Your Documentation

    For more details about printing with, maintaining, or troubleshooting your printer, see your electronic EPSON Stylus COLOR 660 Reference Guide. For instructions on viewing it, see page 7. Warnings, Cautions, Notes, and Tips Please follow these guidelines: Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
  • Page 11: System Requirements

    A high-speed, bidirectional, IEEE-1284 compliant parallel cable (6 to 10 feet long); the cable must have a D-SUB, 25-pin, male connector for your computer and a 36-pin, Centronics If you want to use your EPSON Stylus COLOR 660 with Windows 98 USB or a Macintosh ®...
  • Page 12: Year 2000 Ready

    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 Before using your printer, read the following safety instructions to make sure you use the printer safely and effectively: Be sure to follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer.
  • Page 13: Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions

    If you use an extension cord with the printer, make sure the total ampere rating of the devices plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the cord’s ampere rating. Also, make sure the total ampere rating of all devices plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the wall outlet’s ampere rating.
  • Page 14: Viewing Your Electronic Printer Manual

    CD-ROM.) Accessing Your Electronic Printer Manual You can view your electronic EPSON Stylus COLOR 660 Reference Guide from the CD-ROM or copy it to your hard drive and view it from there. Follow these steps: 1.
  • Page 15: Navigating Your Electronic Printer Manual

    Here are some guidelines for viewing the Reference Guide. When you first open the manual, you see this screen: Click here to expand the table of contents Click a topic on the left to expand the table of contents. ) or Install ) and view it from there. , and selecting EPSON...
  • Page 16 After expanding the table of contents, you can click on the topic you want to view. Expanded table of contents; click here to go to a topic Click the right arrow to view subtopics. Click on a topic to go to it or click the down arrow Closed list, click to expand...
  • Page 18: Printing From Start To Finish

    18 Fine-tuning your settings for maximum control of your printouts, page 20 Using special papers such as EPSON Photo Paper or envelopes, page 22 Using the EPSON Guided Printing Exercise Your printer software CD-ROM includes a Guided Printing Exercise with step-by-step printing instructions.
  • Page 19: Printing With Windows

    Keep the following in mind when loading paper: Load the printable side face up. The printable side is usually whiter or brighter. Load letterhead or preprinted paper so the top of the paper feeds into the printer first. Don’t load paper above the arrow on the left edge guide.
  • Page 20: Opening The Printer Software

    Opening the Printer Software After you create your document and load your paper, you’re ready to change your printer driver settings. Make sure the document you want to print is open and then, from the File menu, click Print (your Print dialog box may look slightly different):...
  • Page 21: Selecting Your Printer Software Settings

    The Media Type setting affects the other options you can choose in your printer driver. You can select the Media Type setting on the printer Properties dialog box. If necessary, click the Make the following settings on the Properties dialog box:...
  • Page 22 You do this by accessing the Properties dialog box through the Printer utility: 1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then select Printers. 2. Right-click the EPSON Stylus COLOR 660 icon. 3. Select Properties (Document Defaults in Windows NT). Then click the Main tab.
  • Page 23: Controlling Printing

    Epson Printing Tips below For more advanced printer settings, see pages 17 through 21. click OK to start printing pages printed/ pages in job click to cancel printing click to pause/resume...
  • Page 24: Printing Photographs

    For more information on printing—for example, previewing your printout, changing the paper size, or adding a watermark—see the electronic EPSON Stylus COLOR 660 Reference Guide. See page 7 for instructions on viewing the manual. Printing Photographs The printer driver includes PhotoEnhance contrast to improve the appearance of low-resolution images.
  • Page 25: Using Custom Project Types

    PhotoEnhance may take longer.) Using Custom Project Types Your EPSON Stylus COLOR 660 printer software includes custom project types with preset options for printing specific types of documents—such as reports, graphs, or drafts. You can also select a color-matching method. These custom project types let you quickly select the best settings for your particular type of document and paper.
  • Page 26 3. Choose the Media Type choose, see “Selecting the Correct Media Type” on page 26.) 4. Choose Color Black 5. Click , and then click Custom 6. Choose a setting for your project following these guidelines (remember that these settings are restricted by the Media Type and Ink settings): : For printing graphics-intensive documents like presentations Text/Graph with charts and graphs.
  • Page 27: Using Advanced Settings

    To access the Advanced dialog box, follow these steps: 1. Create your image or document in your application software. Then access the printer Properties dialog box as described on page 13. 2. Select your Media Type and Ink settings. tab. (You can often make these settings in your Paper tab.
  • Page 28 , depending on your application) to start printing. Print For more information about the settings described in this section, see your electronic EPSON Stylus COLOR 660 Reference Guide. button. You see the Advanced dialog Advanced settings. These settings are the same as the ones setting.
  • Page 29: Using Special Papers

    Photo Quality Ink Jet 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 4 6-inch Photo Paper is micro-perforated around the edges so you can trim your printouts and “bleed” the photo—extend it to the edge of the paper—on all sides.
  • Page 30 3. When you create the image in your application software, size it to 4.25 6.25 inches. You can also use your printer software’s Reduce/Enlarge settings, as described in your EPSON Stylus COLOR 660 Reference Guide. 4. Choose as the Media Type setting.
  • Page 31: Preserving Photos On Epson Photo Paper

    Depending on the type and intensity of the light your print is exposed to, a print on EPSON Photo Paper may last two or more years before noticeable fading occurs. Fade resistance could decrease in intense light conditions or increase if your print is protected by glass or special laminates.
  • Page 32: Envelopes

    Select as the Media Type and choose the Plain paper correct envelope size as the Paper Size setting in the printer software. Set the thickness lever to the media, as shown here. (Make sure you return the lever to the print on regular media.)
  • Page 33: Selecting The Correct Media Type

    Here are the settings you should choose for your paper: For this paper . . . Plain paper sheets or envelopes EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper EPSON High Quality Ink Jet Paper EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper...
  • Page 34: Maintaining Your Printer

    For more details, see your electronic EPSON Stylus COLOR 660 Reference Guide as described on page 7. Cleaning the Print Head If your printed image is unexpectedly light or faint, or dots are missing from the image, you may need to clean the print head.
  • Page 35: 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. (If an ink out light is flashing, replace the ink cartridge before continuing.)
  • Page 36: Using The Control Panel

    Follow these steps to clean the print head: 1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and both the B black and A color ink out lights are off. (If an ink out light is flashing, replace the ink cartridge before continuing.)
  • Page 37: Examining The Nozzle Check Pattern

    8. If you don’t see any improvement after cleaning three or four times, check the solutions in “Solving Problems Getting Good Print Quality” on page 47. You can also turn the printer off and wait overnight—this allows any dried ink to soften— and then try cleaning the print head again.
  • Page 38: Replacing An Ink Cartridge

    Otherwise the ink remaining in the print head nozzles may dry out. Use these EPSON ink cartridges within six months of installing them and before the expiration date on the package: Black ink cartridge: S020187...
  • Page 39: Removing And Installing Ink Cartridges

    You can replace a cartridge when the B black or A color ink out light is either flashing or on. (If you perform these steps when both ink out lights are off, the printer cleans the print heads as described on page 27.) Be sure you have a new ink cartridge before you begin.
  • Page 40 To replace the black ink cartridge, lift up only the smaller clamp on the left.) 6. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it carefully. Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children.
  • Page 41: Replacing An Outdated Ink Cartridge

    Follow these steps to replace an ink cartridge before the B black or A color ink out light is flashing or on: 1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing (the Ppower light should be on, but not flashing), then open the printer cover.
  • Page 42 To replace the black ink cartridge, lift up only the smaller clamp on the left.) 6. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it carefully. Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children.
  • Page 43 8. Press down the ink cartridge clamp until it locks in place. 9. Press the E load/eject button again and close the printer cover. The printer moves the print head and begins charging the ink delivery system.
  • Page 44: Aligning The Print Head

    Aligning the Print Head If your printouts contain misaligned vertical lines, you may need to align the print head. Your printer must be connected to a local port, not on a network, to use the Print Head Alignment utility. For the best results, load EPSON ink jet paper in the printer whenever you check the print head alignment.
  • Page 45: Cleaning The Printer

    Cleaning the Printer To keep your printer working at its best, you should clean it several times a year. Follow these steps: 1. Turn off the printer, unplug the power cord, and disconnect the printer cable. 2. Remove all the paper from the sheet feeder.
  • Page 46: Transporting The Printer

    See the unpacking sheet that was packed with your printer. Be sure to keep the printer level as you transport it. If you notice a decline in print quality after transporting the printer, clean the print head (see page 27); if output is misaligned, align the print head (see page 37).
  • Page 48: Problem Solving

    Diagnosing Printer Problems You can diagnose some problems by checking the printer’s control panel lights, as described below. It may also be helpful to try running a printer check; see page 43 for instructions. Checking the Control Panel Lights...
  • Page 49 The P power light is on when the printer is on and ready to print. It flashes when the printer is receiving a print job, charging ink, or cleaning the print head. When the S paper out light flashes, you have a paper jam. Turn off the printer and gently pull out all the paper.
  • Page 50: Running A Printer Check

    The printer prints one page showing its ROM version number, ink counter, and a nozzle check pattern. Only the nozzle check pattern is shown below. 5. To end the check, turn off the printer after it prints the check page. Then reconnect the interface cable and turn on your printer and computer.
  • Page 51: Printer Parts

    Printer Parts If you need help identifying the parts of the printer, refer to the following illustrations: sheet feeder left edge guide paper support right edge guide printer cover output tray output tray extensions thickness lever ink cartridge holders control panel...
  • Page 52: Problems And Solutions

    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 Help.” You’re having problems installing the printer software . . .
  • Page 53: Solving Problems With Printing

    (ECP/DMA doesn’t need to be enabled if you’re using the USB/Parallel Adapter cable.) You’re printing over a network . . . See your electronic EPSON Stylus COLOR 660 Reference Guide for computer configuration instructions. Solving Problems with Printing Only the P power light is on, but nothing prints .
  • Page 54: Solving Problems Getting Good Print Quality

    The printer sounds as though it is printing, but nothing prints . . . Make sure the print head nozzles are not clogged. To clean the print head, see page 27. Printing is too slow . . . Make sure your system meets the requirements listed on page 4.
  • Page 55 Make sure your paper or media meets the specifications listed in High Speed your electronic EPSON Stylus COLOR 660 Reference Guide. Run the Print Head Alignment utility. See page 37 for instructions. Check the paper thickness lever position.
  • Page 56 Your printed colors can never exactly match your on-screen colors. However, you can use a color management system to get as close as possible. For information on your printer software’s color matching options, see your electronic EPSON Stylus COLOR 660 Reference Guide.
  • Page 57: Solving Problems With Paper Feeding

    Your printer may not be selected as the current printer in your application or as the Windows default printer. Be sure to select EPSON Stylus COLOR 660 in your application. For instructions on selecting the Windows default printer, see your Windows documentation or online help.
  • Page 58: Solving Miscellaneous Printout Problems

    Check your software documentation for instructions on selecting the correct margins for your paper size. Make sure the margins are within the printable area of the page. See “Specifications” in your electronic EPSON Stylus COLOR 660 Reference Guide for more information.
  • Page 59: Uninstalling Printer Software

    Turn off Flip Horizontal printer software or the mirror setting in your application software. (If you are printing on EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel transfer paper, turn on the Flip Horizontal setting so the image will view correctly after it is ironed on.)
  • Page 60: Where To Get Help

    Service Access EPSON For pre-recorded answers to commonly asked questions about SoundAdvice EPSON products 24 hours a day, seven days a week, call (800) 922-8911. EPSON Access EPSON’s technical information library by calling FaxAdvice (800) 922-8911. You must provide a return fax number to use this service.
  • Page 61: Creative Software Technical Support

    Accessories at (800) 873-7766 or visit our website at (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral If you need help using another manufacturer’s software with an EPSON product, see the documentation for that software for technical support information.
  • Page 62: Index

    Custom project types, 18 to 20 Digital Camera Correction setting, 17 Economy setting, 19 Electronic manual, 7 ENERGY STAR, 4 Envelopes, 25 EPSON Accessories, 4, 54 help, 53 to 54 media and paper, 26 Faint images, 49 Flip Horizontal setting, 52...
  • Page 63 45 miscellaneous, 51 paper handling, 50 to 51 print quality, 47 to 50 printing, 46 setting up printer, 45 Progress Meter, 16 Project types, custom, 18 to 20 Quality/Speed setting, 15 Reinstalling software, 52 Safety instructions, 5 to 6...
  • Page 64 Support, 53 to 54 System requirements, 4 Text/Graph setting, 19 Thickness lever, 25, 47, 48 Transfer Paper, Iron-On Cool Peel, 26 Transparencies, 26 Transporting printer, 39 Troubleshooting, 53 to 54 Uninstalling software, 52 USB, 4, 46 Utilities Head Cleaning, 28...
  • Page 65: Fcc Compliance Statement

    This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television reception.
  • Page 66: Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper

    EPSON Ink Jet Papers Use EPSON’s paper and inks to get the same photo quality results that have earned your printer all of its awards! EPSON’s papers are specially coated to work with EPSON’s quick drying inks. You’ll notice that when prints come out of your printer, you can immediately handle them. There is no drying time, no smearing or smudging, and your image is clean and smooth.
  • Page 67: How To Order Epson Ink And Paper

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