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    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: 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 6: Table Of Contents

    Setting Printer Options from Windows Applications Setting Default Printer Options Checking Printer Status Choosing Paper and Other Media What To Do When the Printer Lights Flash Custom Printing Using Predefined Advanced Settings Customizing Print Quality and Special Effects Customizing Color Settings...

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    Deleting Custom Settings Printing on Special Media Using Special Media Additional Media Loading Guidelines Envelopes EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards EPSON Photo Paper (4 x 6) EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies Panoramic Photo Paper and Banners Loading Panoramic or Banner Paper...

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    Cleaning the Printer Transporting the Printer Troubleshooting Diagnosing Problems Checking the Control Panel Lights Running a Printer Check Using the Printer and Option Information Utility Uninstalling Printer Software Improving Print Quality Solving Printing Problems Solving Printer Software Problems Fixing Paper Problems...

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    Contents Network Printing Network Printing in Windows 95 Network Printing in Windows 3.1 Setting Up the Print Server in Windows 3.1 Setting Up Client Systems in Windows 3.1 Network Printing in Windows NT 4.0 Technical Specifications Printing Paper Ink Cartridge Mechanical Electrical Environmental...

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    ® Your EPSON Stylus Photo 700 printer is the ideal output device for full-color layout proofs, digital photography, photo editing—or any imaging project you create on your computer. The printer comes with these features: ™ Exclusive Micro Piezo cleaner dots ™...

  • Page 11: Introduction

    See your Getting Started guide for details. Windows System Requirements To use your printer and its software with a PC, your system should have: ® An IBM compatible PC with at least a 486 DX2/66 MHz...

  • Page 12: How To Use Your Manuals

    Chapter 3 gives guidelines for selecting and using the right paper or other media for your print job and instructions for printing panoramic images. Chapter 4 explains how to manage print jobs and check printer status. Chapter 5 gives instructions for replacing ink cartridges, cleaning and aligning the print heads, and cleaning and transporting the printer.

  • Page 13: Warnings, Cautions, Notes, And Tips

    You’ll find this information throughout your manual: 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 great printing.

  • Page 14: Where To Get Help

    You can call the EPSON Download Service at (800) 442-2007. Set your communications software to 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity. Modem speed can be up to 28.8 Kbps.

  • Page 15: Energy Star Compliance

    Accessories at (800) 873-7766 (U.S. EPSON sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral. Compliance NERGY As an E Partner, EPSON has determined that NERGY this product meets the E NERGY efficiency. The EPA E Office Equipment program is a...

  • Page 16: Energy-saving Tips

    Before using your printer, read the following safety instructions to make sure you use the printer safely and effectively. Always use the power switch to turn the printer on or off. Never use an external switch—such as a power strip—to turn off the printer.

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    Introduction Place the printer near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged. Placez l’imprimante près d’une prise de contacte où la fiche peut être débranchée facilement. Do not let the power cord become damaged or frayed. 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.

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

  • Page 19: Basic Printing

    Basic Printing It’s easy to print with your new EPSON Stylus Photo 700. First set up and install the printer software, following the instructions in the Getting Started guide. Then read this chapter to learn about: Printing from Windows Printing from a Macintosh...

  • Page 20: Setting Printer Options From Windows Applications

    2. Make sure your EPSON Stylus Photo 700 printer is selected, and then click the button. (You may have to click a sequence of these Options buttons.) You see a dialog box like the following:...

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    Color for higher quality. 3. Make sure the Mode option is set to the printer software determine the best settings for your print job and is the easiest way to get good printing results on all types of paper.

  • Page 22: Setting Default Printer Options

    While your document is printing, the EPSON Progress Meter (Windows 95) or the EPSON Despooler dialog box (Windows 3.1) appears, showing the printing progress and the status of your printer. (See “Checking Printer Status”...

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    Power User. Setting Default Options in Windows 95 or Windows NT 4.0 Follow these steps: 1. Click , point to Start Settings 2. Right-click the EPSON Stylus Photo 700 window. Printers 3. Select Properties Document Defaults Then click the tab. Main You see the printer settings dialog box, as shown on page 1-2.

  • Page 24: Checking Printer Status

    The Progress Meter shows the progress of your print job and the status of your printer. You can use the buttons to cancel, pause, or restart your print job. You can select whether to display the Progress Meter dialog box or not; see page 4-2 for instructions.

  • Page 25: Printing From A Macintosh

    Windows 3.1 After you send your print job, the EPSON Despooler dialog box appears on your screen: Click to pause and resume printing Click to stop 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.

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    4. Choose the number of copies and indicate which pages you want to print. 5. Make sure the Mode option is set to printer software determines the best settings for your print job. This is the easiest way to get good printing results on all types of paper.

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    If you want to check the status of your print job, you can use EPSON Monitor3. See page 4-14 for details. Basic Printing you want to print on from the ink.

  • Page 28: Choosing Paper And Other Media

    Choosing Paper and Other Media You can use most types of paper with your printer, but you’ll get better results with specially designed EPSON ink jet paper or other media. Following is a list of the media available for EPSON ink jet printers. See Chapter 3 for more information on using special paper and other media.

  • Page 29: What To Do When The Printer Lights Flash

    When an ink out light comes on, you need to replace the ink cartridge. See Chapter 5 for instructions. The power light is on when the printer is on. The power light flashes when the printer is receiving a print job or performing a maintenance operation such as cleaning a print head.

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    When all the lights flash, your printer may have an internal error. Turn off the printer by pressing the P power button; wait several seconds; then turn it on again. If this does not clear the error condition, contact EPSON as described in the Introduction. 1-12...

  • Page 31: Custom Printing

    Custom Printing When your photographs or other projects have special printing requirements, you can use the custom settings in your EPSON Stylus Photo 700 software. You can choose predefined settings or adjust individual options like brightness, contrast, saturation, and halftoning. For professional-quality color accuracy, you can use Image Color Matching (ICM) under Windows 95 or ™...

  • Page 32: Using Predefined Advanced Settings

    Follow these steps to print with predefined settings: 1. Create your image or project in your application software. 2. Access the printer settings dialog box as described on page 1-2 (Windows) or page 1-7 (Macintosh). 3. Select Ink.

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    The Photo setting and the PhotoEnhance2 (PhotoEnhance on Windows 3.1) setting have similar effects. However, PhotoEnhance2 and PhotoEnhance intelligently analyze your image data; effects vary widely depending on your image. The Photo setting consistently increases contrast. You may have to experiment to choose the best setting for your needs.

  • Page 34: Customizing Print Quality And Special Effects

    Follow these steps: 1. Create your image or project in your application software. 2. Access the printer settings dialog box as described on page 1-2 (Windows) or page 1-7 (Macintosh). you want to print on. (If you’re settings.

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    Custom Printing 3. Click and then click . You see Advanced, More Settings the More Settings dialog box: Some of these options are automatically set or disabled by other settings you choose Windows 95 Some of these options are automatically set or disabled by other settings you choose Macintosh...

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    Custom Printing Note: The Print Quality option you choose limits your choice of Media Types. Be sure to check both of these settings. Note: Automatic mode selects the halftoning setting based on the data in your print job. Advanced mode preselects the halftone setting for each project type.

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    For printing text, graphics, and line art with very sharp edges. Slows print speed and increases your system memory requirements. 8. Click if you’re ready to return to the printer settings dialog box, or see the next section if you want to adjust your printer’s color settings. Custom Printing...

  • Page 38: Customizing Color Settings

    Custom Printing Windows (ICM is available only for Windows 95) Customizing Color Settings You can choose from several color adjustment modes or manually adjust brightness, contrast, and saturation. For professional color correction, you can set individual CMY color values. To improve brightness, contrast, and saturation when printing digital images, you can use PhotoEnhance2 or PhotoEnhance (Windows 3.1).

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    2. Choose one of the following you are using ICM or ColorSync, these settings are not available. Automatic Analyzes the color information in your image and optimizes color correction accordingly. Photo-realistic For increased contrast in color photographs. Vivid For printing graphics-intensive documents like presentation pages with charts and graphs.

  • Page 40: Using Colorsync On The Macintosh

    ColorSync uses profile information from each device— including your EPSON Stylus Photo 700—to achieve accurate color matching. First you have to make sure your monitor’s profile is set. Then you can use your printer software to specify the exact method of gamut mapping (color matching) you want to use.

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    Colorimetric For matching colors as precisely as possible. Maintains colors that fall within the gamut of both the monitor and printer, but may lose some detail in areas where the colors are outside the printer’s density range. 9. Click to return to the printer settings dialog box.

  • Page 42: Selecting Paper Size And Orientation Options

    Printable Area settings 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 multiple page documents or multiple copies of documents, you can print the pages collated and in reverse order.

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    The sizes marked with an asterisk (*) are not available in Windows 3.1. They are larger than you can load in your printer and can be used only with the Proportional Printing setting on the Layout tab; see page 2-21 for more information.

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    8. Select the direction of printing on the page using the options. To print your document oriented as Orientation shown in one of the following printer graphics, select the options listed below it. Portrait orientation Portrait orientation Rotate by 180°...

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    3.94 to 9.5 inches, and any height (length) from 3.94 to 44 inches. Follow these steps to create a custom paper size with the option: Defined 1. Follow the steps on page 1-2 to access the printer software and select the tab. Paper 2. Click the...

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    Custom Printing Windows 3.1 You can only create one User Defined paper size. Type the width in the Paper Width field. Then click Paper Height 5. You see the Paper tab again. The paper size name you defined is added to the Paper Size current setting.

  • Page 47: Selecting Paper Options On A Macintosh

    Paper Size Envelope C6 Envelope DL A6 Index Card Index card 5 Index card 8 EPSON Photo Paper 4 Panoramic 210 2-17 Custom Printing Orientation . You see the 8 in 10 in...

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    (14 mm). 4. Select the direction of printing on the page using the options. To print your document oriented as Orientation shown in one of the following printer graphics, select the options listed below it. Portrait orientation Portrait orientation Rotate by 180°...

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    Creating Custom Paper Sizes You can create up to 8 custom paper sizes and add them to the list. This is useful if you’re printing a custom size Paper Size document, such as a banner. You can select any width from 3.94 to 9.5 inches, and any height (length) from 3.94 to 44 inches.

  • Page 50: Selecting Print Layout Options

    Selecting Print Layout Options Your printer software’s print layout options let you reduce or enlarge almost any size image 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 51: Choosing Print Layout Options In Windows

    Follow these steps to use proportional printing: 1. Follow the steps on page 2-12 to access the printer software and select the tab.

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    Custom Printing 4. If the setting you selected is larger than the Paper Size maximum size that can be printed on your printer, you see the following dialog box: In the list, select the actual size of the paper Output Paper...

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    100%. Normal Select to automatically reduce or enlarge Fit to Page the image to fit on the paper size loaded in the printer. option beneath the Paper Size becomes active; select the size of paper loaded in the printer.

  • Page 54: Using Multiple Print Layouts And Page Frames

    1. To print multiple pages of your document on one sheet of paper, select either the 2 Pages 2. If the page order of the layout shown in the printer graphic is how you want your document printed, go to step 3. To change the page order, click the Then select the page order you want to use from the Print Layout dialog box that appears.

  • Page 55: Adding A Watermark

    Note: To add a custom watermark, you must first create the watermark as a bitmap in an application program that can create bitmap files. See your application’s documentation for instructions. See how your selections will look in the Layout graphic shown here Adding a Watermark You can add a watermark to each page in your document to...

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    Custom Printing Note: If you selected a multiple page print layout option (as described on page 2-24), your watermark will appear on each page in the layout. You can create up to 10 custom watermarks. In Windows 95, you can use any bitmap file up to 15MB in size.

  • Page 57: Choosing Print Layout Options On A Macintosh

    Note: If you choose Black for your Ink setting, the watermark is printed in gray, even if you select a color for your watermark. If your monitor displays only 16 colors, the Intensity adjustments are not shown in the Layout graphic.

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    8 1/2 × 11 inches, select If you want to print this image at the maximum size on 4 × 6-inch EPSON Photo Paper, you’ll use the Fit to Page option to reduce the image to that size. If you want to print this image at the maximum size on Legal-size paper (8 1/2 ×...

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    Select to set the print proportion to 100%. Select to automatically reduce or enlarge the image to fit on the paper size loaded in the printer. The option beneath the Paper Size becomes active. Now select the size of the paper you’ve loaded in the printer.

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    2 Pages pop-up list. 2. If the page order of the layout shown in the printer graphic is how you want your document printed, go to step 3. To change the page order, click the arrow in the pop-up list.

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    Note: To add a custom watermark, you must first create the watermark as a PICT file in an application program that can create PICT files. You can create up to 10 custom watermarks from PICT files up to 1MB in size. See your application’s documentation for instructions.

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    Custom Printing Note: If you choose Black for your Ink setting and select a Color such as Red for your watermark, the watermark is printed in gray. If your monitor displays only 16 colors, the Intensity adjustments are not shown in the Layout graphic.

  • Page 63: Saving Custom Settings

    You can save up to 10 groups of settings. Follow these steps: 1. Customize your printer settings as described in this chapter. 2. Click Advanced on the main printer software dialog box. You see one of the following: Windows 2-33...

  • Page 64: Redefining Custom Settings

    Save The name you choose will now be available on the printer settings dialog box. To use the settings, click open the Custom Settings list and double-click the name you selected for your custom settings group.

  • Page 65: Deleting Custom Settings

    Deleting Custom Settings 1. Select mode. Then click Advanced 2. Select the custom settings group in the Custom Settings box, and click . (You cannot delete any of the Delete predefined settings.) 2-35 Custom Printing Save Settings...

  • Page 66: Printing On Special Media

    Special Media Your EPSON Stylus Photo 700 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. You’ll get even better results with specially coated ink jet paper. For the best output, use EPSON’s Photo Paper or other photo...

  • Page 67: Using Special Media

    For this media name... Plain paper, letter size Plain paper, legal size Envelopes Labels (single sheets) EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper EPSON Special Coated Paper for 360 dpi Printing EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper EPSON High Quality Ink Jet...

  • Page 68: Additional Media Loading Guidelines

    Use the Flip Horizontal option to reverse your image before you print it—especially if it includes text—so the image will appear correctly when it’s transferred. See Chapter 2 for instructions. For better results, load EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film one sheet at a time. This also allows you to use a smaller top margin.

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    “Envelopes” on page 3-5 “EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards” on page 3-6 “EPSON Photo Paper (4 x 6)” on page 3-6 “EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies” on page 3-8 “Panoramic Photo Paper and Banners”...

  • Page 70: Envelopes

    Set the thickness lever to the + position when you print on envelopes or if ink smears when you print on other thick media. Open the printer cover and position the lever as shown below. Then close the cover and print. (Make sure you return the lever to the 0 position before you print on regular media.)

  • Page 71: Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards

    Printing on Special Media EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards Use these cards to print photos, postcards, or greeting cards. You can load up to 30 cards at a time with the included support sheet or a sheet of plain paper beneath the stack. When you’re ready to print, use your software to set the for the size card you’re using and set the...

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    2-21 (Windows) or page 2-28 (Macintosh). 0.67 in 0.24 in 0.12 in 0.12 in 4. Choose EPSON Photo Paper 4 setting and as the Maximum 5. Choose as the Photo Paper 6. After you print your picture, fold the paper back and forth along the perforations and carefully tear the margins off.

  • Page 73: Epson Ink Jet Transparencies

    1.2 inches. Panoramic Photo Paper and Banners You can use EPSON Panoramic Photo Paper to print photo-quality images up to 22.5 inches long, or you can use banner paper or ordinary (continuous-form) computer paper to print an image up to 44 inches long.

  • Page 74: Loading Panoramic Or Banner Paper

    4. Insert the paper in the printer as shown. The right edge of the paper should be against the right edge guide. You can load precut EPSON Panoramic Photo Paper the same way. 5. Slide the left edge guide next to the left edge of the paper.

  • Page 75: Printing A Panoramic Image From Windows

    1-2. 4. Click the tab. You see a dialog box like the Paper following: 5. If you are using precut EPSON Panoramic Photo Paper, choose Panoramic 210 list. Otherwise, choose User Defined your paper (see page 2-15 for instructions).

  • Page 76: Printing A Panoramic Image From A Macintosh

    Rotate the image 180° or set the printable area if necessary. 7. Click the tab to return to the Main printer settings Main dialog box. Make sure you choose the appropriate media type and the other settings you want to use, and then click 8.

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    3. Choose Portrait Landscape orientation you want. Rotate the image 180° or set the printable area if necessary. 4. If you are using precut EPSON Panoramic Photo Paper, select Panoramic 210 Then continue with step 9. 5. Click the button. The following dialog box...

  • Page 78: Managing Print Jobs

    Windows 95 network. Your printer software includes several utilities for managing print jobs. You can use them to monitor your printer’s status, set up large jobs to print later, and handle network printing. This chapter provides instructions for the following: Managing print jobs in Windows 95 Managing print jobs in Windows 3.1...

  • Page 79: Selecting The Speed & Progress Options

    Managing Print Jobs Selecting the Speed & Progress Options You can set up the way your printer software sends print jobs and select whether to display the Progress Meter using the Speed & Progress dialog box. To access the dialog box, you must open your printer software from the Windows 95 Printers utility as described below.

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    1-6 for information on the Progress Meter. lets you optimize the transfer rate of EPSON Printer Port your printer port for EPSON printers instead of using the Windows default printer port. You may see one of these messages beneath the...

  • Page 81: Using The Spool Manager

    The software then sends the file to your printer at the right time. To open Spool Manager while you’re printing, click the EPSON Stylus Photo 700 the bottom of the screen. You see the Spool Manager window: The Spool Manager window displays the status of your print job files and lets you control them.

  • Page 82: Using Status Monitor 2

    Programs folder, and click EPSON Status Monitor 2 Monitor 2. 2. Click the name of the printer you want to monitor in the Installed Printers list. The printer name is highlighted. 3. Open the Settings menu and select Monitoring 4. Select either...

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    You can select the way you want Status Monitor 2 to monitor each printer you use in the Monitoring Preferences window. There are several ways to open the window: Click the printer name in the Installed Printers list to highlight it and click the from the Settings menu.

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    The color of the printer icon in the Status Alert dialog box indicates the type of error, as described on page 4-8. Click the printer name to highlight it, then click Details to open the Printer Status window; see page 4-8...

  • Page 85: Using The Printer Status Window

    Using the Printer Status Window For more details on the status of your printer, you can use the Printer Status window. There are several ways to open the window: Double-click the printer name in the Installed Printers list.

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    (For instructions on accessing your printer software, see page 1-2 and page 1-5.) You can also access the Printer Status window by clicking the Status Alert dialog box (see page 4-6). You see the Printer Status window. The Current Status tab gives printing status and error correction information.

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    Using the Job Status Window To view detailed information on the print jobs waiting to print on your printer, you can use the Job Status window. There are several ways to open the window: Click the printer name in the Installed Printers list to highlight it and click the the Printer menu.

  • Page 88: Managing Print Jobs In Windows 3.1

    It allows you to print in the background while you continue to work on your computer and to hold jobs to print at a later time. If you’re using your printer on a network, it also handles multiple print jobs that come in at the same time.

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    Default Spool Directory 4. In the dialog box, change the spool directory to the one you created in step 1. Then click 5. Make sure EPSON Stylus Photo 700 choose from the Queue menu. The Queue Setup Setup dialog box appears.

  • Page 90: Managing Print Jobs In Windows Nt

    Windows NT 4.0 Windows NT 4.0 servers and workstations include a messenger service to alert you to printer errors or let you know when a print job is finished. If you have appropriate network access privileges or you’re controlling printing from the server, you can also cancel, pause, or restart print jobs and set the sharing, security, scheduling, and port options.

  • Page 91: Using Monitor3

    SP 700 2. Under Background Printing, click Chooser. 3. To increase the memory allocated to Monitor3, select in the Extensions folder in your System EPSON Monitor3 folder. 4. Choose from the File menu. Get Info 5. Under Memory Requirements, set the Preferred Size to...

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    2. Select the document you wish to prioritize. 3. Select Urgent document moves up or down in the waiting print jobs list. EPSON Monitor3 arrow at the bottom of the dialog Show details , or from the Priority list. The...

  • Page 93: Using The Macintosh Status Monitor

    For information about these three utilities, see Chapter 5 3. Click the EPSON StatusMonitor checks the amount of ink remaining in the printer and displays the Status Monitor window: Click to recheck ink level 4-16 from the File menu or click Print button.

  • Page 94: Selecting Configuration Options

    Selecting Configuration Options You can configure the way you want the printer to handle error messages, warnings, and ink level checks and set up temporary spool folders on the Configuration Settings dialog box. Follow these steps: 1. Choose application. You see a printer settings dialog box.

  • Page 95: Maintenance And Transportation

    Maintenance and Transportation It’s easy to keep your EPSON Stylus Photo 700 printer working at its best. All you have to do is follow the simple instructions in this chapter for replacing ink cartridges, moving the printer, and performing routine maintenance.

  • Page 96: Using The Head Cleaning Utility

    Using the Head Cleaning Utility Follow these steps to run the utility: 1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and that the B black and A color ink out lights are off. 2. Access the printer settings dialog box as described in Chapter 1.

  • Page 97: Using The Control Panel

    Using the Control Panel Follow these steps to clean the print head: 1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing, and that the B black and A color ink out lights are off. 2. Press the R cleaning button and hold it down for three seconds.

  • Page 98: Examining The Nozzle Check Pattern

    You can also check your ink levels using the Status Monitor. See page 4-8 (Windows 95) or page 4-16 (Macintosh) for details. Use these EPSON ink cartridges within six months of installing them and before the expiration date on the package: Black ink cartridge: S020093...

  • Page 99: Removing An Empty Ink Cartridge

    (Although the illustration shows the color ink cartridge, the procedure is the same for replacing the black ink cartridge.) 6. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it carefully. 7. Follow the steps in the next section to install the new ink cartridge.

  • Page 100: Installing The New Cartridge

    3. Lower the ink cartridge into its holder with the label facing up and the arrow pointing to the back of the printer. The larger cartridge (color) goes on the right, the black ink cartridge on the left.

  • Page 101: Replacing An Outdated Ink Cartridge

    6. Press the cleaning button and close the printer cover. The printer moves the print head and begins charging the ink delivery system. (Even if you don’t press the button, ink charging begins 60 seconds after you close the clamp.) The P power light flashes and the printer makes various sounds.

  • Page 102: Aligning The Print Head

    60 seconds if you don’t continue with step 4.) 4. Pull up the ink cartridge clamp. The cartridge rises up from its holder. 5. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it carefully. 6. Follow the steps in the previous section, “Installing the New Cartridge,”...

  • Page 103: Cleaning The Printer

    See the Notice Sheet that was packed with the printer. Be sure to keep the printer flat as you transport it. If you notice a decline in print quality after transporting the printer, clean the print head;...

  • Page 104: Troubleshooting

    Fixing paper jams and other paper problems Solving miscellaneous printout problems Diagnosing Problems Your printer includes a number of ways to help you diagnose problems: To identify the most common problems, check the lights on the printer’s control panel. See “Checking the Control Panel Lights”...

  • Page 105: Checking The Control Panel Lights

    There are additional troubleshooting tips in the “Problems, Need Help” section of your Getting Started guide. If none of the suggested solutions in this chapter solve your problem, contact EPSON as described under “Where To Get Help” in the Introduction. Checking the Control Panel Lights...

  • Page 106: Running A Printer Check

    P S B A error. Turn off the printer by pressing the P power button; wait several seconds; then turn it on again. If this does not clear the error condition, contact EPSON as described in the Introduction. Running a Printer Check You can run a printer check to determine whether the problem comes from the printer itself or some other source.

  • Page 107: Using The Printer And Option Information Utility

    Only the nozzle check pattern is shown below: 5. After it prints the page, turn off the printer. Remember to reconnect the interface cable, then turn on the printer and your computer.

  • Page 108: Uninstalling Printer Software

    Note: In Windows NT 4.0, you cannot uninstall the printer software using the Add/Remove Programs utility. See the EPSON Stylus ReadMe file in your EPSON Printer program group for uninstall instructions. 4. Make sure the settings in the utility match the information on the printed Settings Sheet.

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    Remove 4. To reinstall your software, see the Getting Started guide. Macintosh Instructions 1. Insert the EPSON printer software CD-ROM in your drive. 2. Double-click the Installer 3. Click the arrow in the list at the top showing Easy Install, and select from the list.

  • Page 110: Improving Print Quality

    (see page 5-1 for instructions). Use higher quality paper appropriate for your print job (see page 3-2 for a list of EPSON papers). Match the Media Type setting in the printer settings dialog box to the type of media you loaded in the printer. Then the printer software can automatically select other settings for the best quality (see Chapters 1 and 3 for details).

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    See page 5-4 for instructions. Because your monitor and printer use different technologies to represent colors, your printed colors cannot exactly match the colors you see on your monitor screen. Use the ICM (Windows 95) or ColorSync (Macintosh) settings.

  • Page 112: Solving Printing Problems

    Select color printing in your application and the printer software. 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.

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    4-4 for instructions. On a Macintosh, delete stalled print jobs using EPSON Monitor3 (see page 4-15) or open the Extensions folder, EPSON folder, and Spool folder, and then delete any queued files. If your Macintosh has a built-in modem, connect the printer to the printer port.

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    Remove the packing material, following the instructions on the Notice Sheet in the box. Turn off your printer, wait a few seconds, and turn it on again. If the lights still flash or stay on, contact EPSON as described in the Introduction. Solution Press down on the clamp to lock it into place.

  • Page 115: Solving Printer Software Problems

    Make sure your printer is connected to your computer with a bi-directional cable. Then click Start, select Settings, and click Printers. Right-click the EPSON Stylus Photo 700 icon and select Properties. Click the Details tab, then click the Spool Settings button.

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    Solution Choose Get Info from the File menu when your application is active or EPSON Monitor3 is selected and increase the memory requirements. See page 4-14 for more information. If this doesn’t work, turn off background printing (you won’t be able to use EPSON Monitor3).

  • Page 117

    SP 700 in the Chooser, make sure then restart your Macintosh. Solution In the EPSON Monitor3 dialog box, select Start print queue from the Printer menu to release the queue and resume printing. Solution Delete and reinstall the printer driver as described on page 6-6.

  • Page 118: Fixing Paper Problems

    Turn off virtual memory. Increase your system’s memory (RAM). Select EPSON Monitor3 and choose Get Info from the File menu to increase the Memory Requirements for EPSON Monitor3. See page 4-14 for more information. If that doesn’t work, turn off background printing (you won’t be able to use EPSON Monitor3).

  • Page 119

    Isn’t too old (see page 3-3 or your 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 on page 3-2, making sure the left edge guide is adjusted to fit the paper’s width.

  • Page 120: Solving Miscellaneous Printout Problems

    In Windows, delete the stalled print jobs in Spool Manager (see page 4-4 for instructions). On a Macintosh, select the stalled print jobs in EPSON Monitor3 (see page 4-15) or open the Extensions folder, EPSON folder, and Spool folder, and then delete any queued files.

  • Page 121: The Margins Are Incorrect

    EPSON Monitor3, or both. Solution Turn off your printer and computer. Then make sure the cable is connected securely and meets the printer’s specifications. Connect the printer directly to your computer and try printing again.

  • Page 122: The Printer Prints Blank Pages

    If your Macintosh has only one serial port, open the Chooser, click the SP 700 icon, and then select the modem port. Connect the interface cable to the printer port. Then open the Chooser, click the SP 700 icon, and then select the printer port. 6-19 Troubleshooting...

  • Page 123: Network Printing

    Network Printing in Windows 95 If you want to print to a remote printer through a Windows 95 network, you must first set up your Windows 95 system as a client computer which can use the printer on a remote server.

  • Page 124

    Network Printing 5. Click the tab. Then click the Details 6. In the following dialog box, click button. Add Port Click this tab Then click here Browse Click here to specify the network path...

  • Page 125: Network Printing In Windows 3.1

    Network Printing in Windows 3.1 For printing on a Windows 3.1 network, you need to install the EPSON Stylus Photo 700 printer software on each computer that is going to print on the network. Then run Spool Manager and identify the shared directory to use for journal files. After...

  • Page 126: Setting Up The Print Server In Windows 3.1

    Setting Up the Print Server in Windows 3.1 Follow these steps to set up the computer connected to the printer: 1. Create an icon for the EPSON Spool Manager (EPSPMGR4.EXE) in the \WINDOWS\SYSTEM folder. 2. Place this icon in the StartUp folder.

  • Page 127: Network Printing In Windows Nt

    Spool Manager. Network Printing in Windows NT 4.0 If you are connecting the printer directly to a print server and sharing access to it on the network, see your Windows NT 4.0 documentation for connection instructions for client workstations.

  • Page 128: Printing

    Nozzle configuration Black Color Printable columns and printing speeds Resolution Print direction Control code EPSON’s exclusive drop-on-demand Micro Piezo ink jet technology 32 nozzles 32 nozzles 5 (cyan, magenta, yellow, light cyan, light magenta) Print quality Printable width 180 dpi 8.26 inches (209.8 mm)

  • Page 129: Paper

    Letter (8.5 11 inches) transfer paper Paper types Plain bond paper and special ink jet papers 8.5 inches) distributed by 10 inches) EPSON Transparencies, glossy paper, and glossy film distributed by EPSON Self adhesive sheets distributed by EPSON Plain bond paper or...

  • Page 130

    Since the quality of any particular brand or type of paper may be changed by the manufacturer at any time, EPSON cannot attest to the quality of any non-EPSON brand or type of paper. Always test samples of paper stock before purchasing large quantities or printing large jobs.

  • Page 131

    B-R: The maximum left and right margin is 0.24 inch (6.1 mm). The maximum bottom margin is 0.24 inch (6.1 mm). EPSON Panoramic Photo Paper The minimum top margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm). B-L: The minimum left margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).

  • Page 132: Ink Cartridge

    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. Do not use an ink cartridge if the date on the package has expired.

  • Page 133: Mechanical

    Printing (on transparencies) Weight Electrical Note: Check the label on the back of the printer for the voltage of your printer. Friction Sheet feeder, rear entry 100 sheets at 17 lb (64 g/m ) paper Width: 16.9 inches (429 mm) Depth: 9.2 inches (234 mm)

  • Page 134: Environmental

    However, the printer mechanism is not initialized if the printer is turned on within ten seconds after turning it off. In this case, the printer caps the print head, and ejects any paper in the paper path.

  • Page 135: Interface

    Forward channel Reverse channel Serial interface Connector Recommended cable Your printer is equipped with an 8-bit parallel interface and a serial interface. The built-in parallel interface has the following characteristics: Data format: 8-bit parallel, IEEE-1284 compatibility mode Synchronization: STROBE pulse...

  • Page 136: Glossary

    A software program that sends instructions to a computer device to tell it what to do. For example, your printer driver accepts print data from your image processing application and sends instructions to the printer on how to print this data.

  • Page 137

    This has the opposite effect of the Finest Detail setting. A version of the ESC/P (Epson Standard Code for Printers) command language, which gives you control of your printer from your computer. Commands in this language produce enhanced graphics printing.

  • Page 138

    See interface. print queue Print jobs that are sent to the printer while it is busy are stored in a waiting line, or print queue, until they can be printed. print server The computer connected to the printer. It receives the jobs and then distributes them to the assigned printer.

  • Page 139

    This data is then sent to the printer directly or to the print server. Spool Manager An EPSON software program that converts print data into codes that your printer understands. See also spool. Status Monitor An EPSON software program that displays the printer’s status,...

  • Page 140: Index

    CompuServe Configuration options Contrast setting Control code Control panel Copies setting Custom settings 4-13 4-10 Cyan setting Default printer options, setting Deleting custom settings Deleting print jobs 6-18 Despooler Diagnosing problems Digital camera images Dithering DMA transfer Draft printing Economy setting...

  • Page 141

    Flip Horizontal setting 6-18 Garbled characters 6-17 Glossy media, see Photo Quality Glossy media Halftoning setting Head Cleaning utility Help, EPSON Help, online High Quality Ink Jet Paper choosing 1-10 printing on High Speed setting Horizontal banding ICM (Image Color Matching)

  • Page 142

    4-13 4-17 Monitor3 4-14 4-15 6-13 6-15 printing from system requirements uninstalling software Magenta setting Maintaining printer Managing print jobs Macintosh 4-13 4-17 Windows 3.1 4-11 Windows 95 Windows NT 4-13 Manuals, how to use Margins incorrect...

  • Page 143

    2-20 Print quality customizing problems Print Quality setting Print speed Printable area setting specifications Printer cleaning moving Printer and Option Information utility Printer Information tab Printer operation check Printer software accessing problems uninstalling Printer status checking, Macintosh 4-13 checking, Windows...

  • Page 144

    2-12 2-14 Support System requirements Testing printer 2-11 Text setting 2-33 Text/Graph setting Thickness lever Transparencies Transporting printer Troubleshooting Uninstalling printer software User Defined paper sizes Utilities 6-17 4-13 Video camera images Macintosh 4-16 problems 6-12 Windows 4-10 Macintosh Windows...

  • Page 145

    Watermark Macintosh 2-31 2-33 Windows 2-25 2-27 Windows managing print jobs 4-13 printer status, checking printing from Spool Manager 4-11 4-13 system requirements uninstalling printer software World Wide Web Yellow setting...

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