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    Color Ink Jet Printer Startup Guide 4013587-00...

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    CORPORATION. The information contained herein is designed only for use with this EPSON printer. EPSON is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other printers. Neither SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of...

  • Page 3: Where To Find Information

    Online Guide folder in the EPSON STYLUS PRO 10000 or EPSON STYLUS PRO 10000CF window, then EPSON STYLUS PRO 10000 or EPSON STYLUS PRO 10000CF in the Online Guide folder (Macintosh). The dialog box shown below appears.

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    Reference Guide and follow the on-screen instructions. When installation is complete, the ESPR10000/10000CF (Windows) or a View Reference Guide (Macintosh) icon appears in the EPSON folder. Double-click the icon to open the guide. Note: If your hard disk does not have enough space to install the Reference Guide, view it directly from the CD.

  • Page 5: System Requirements

    To use your printer, you need Microsoft Edition, 98, 95, 2000, and NT parallel cable. If you want to connect your printer to a USB port, you need a Windows Me, 98, or 2000 pre-installed PC equipped with a USB port; and a shielded USB cable.

  • Page 6: To Use Your Printer With A Macintosh

    Network interface: 7.6.1 to 9.x USB interface: 8.1 to 9.x IEEE 1394 interface: 8.6.x to 9.x In addition to these system and memory requirements, you also need 15 MB of free hard disk space to install your printer software. ® ® Macintosh...

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    To use the Online Guide with a PC System Memory Hard disk space CD-ROM drive Display Browser To use the Online Guide with a Macintosh System Memory Hard disk space CD-ROM drive Display Browser Microsoft Windows 98, 95, 2000, or NT 4.0 i486/25 MHz (for Windows 95/NT 4.0) i486/66 MHz (for Windows 98) (Pentium or better recommended)

  • Page 9: Table Of Contents

    Warnings, Cautions, and Notes......10 Taking a Look at Your Printer Front view ......... 10 Rear view .

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    Chapter 2 Setting up the Printer with Your PC Connecting the Printer to Your PC ......2-2 Using the built-in parallel interface .

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    Using Printer Utilities ........5-2...

  • Page 13: Safety Instructions

    Do not use a damaged or frayed power cord. 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: A Few Precautions

    10 A-oder 16 A-Sicherung abgesichert ist. A Few Precautions When using the printer Do not put your hand inside the printer or touch the ink cartridges during printing. Do not move the print heads by hand; otherwise you may damage the printer.

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    Always turn the printer off using the Power button on the control panel. When this button is pressed, the Operate light flashes briefly then goes off. Do not unplug the printer or turn off the power to the outlet until the Operate light stops flashing.

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    Do not touch the ink cartridge ink supply port or surrounding area. When choosing a place for the printer Place the printer on a flat, stable surface that is larger than the printer. The printer will not operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle.

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    Since radiation emitted by the laser is completely confined within protective housings and external covers, the laser beam cannot escape from the machine during any phase of user operation. The EPSON STYLUS PRO 10000/10000CF is a large format printer which utilizes a semiconductor laser. ®...

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    There is no possibility of danger from the laser, provided that the printer is operated according to the instructions in the guides provided. Since radiation emitted by the laser is completely confined within protective housings and external covers, the laser beam cannot escape from the machine during any phase of user operation.

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    Laser safety labels Your printer is a Class 1 laser product as defined in the IEC 60825 specifications. The label shown below is attached in countries where required. Internal laser radiation Maximum Radiation Power: Wavelength: This product employs a Class IIIb Laser Diode that emits an visible laser beam.

  • Page 20: For United Kingdom Users

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

  • Page 21: Safety Information

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

  • Page 22: Warnings, Cautions, And Notes

    Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury. Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment. Notes contain important information and useful tips on the operation of your printer. Taking a Look at Your Printer Front view roll paper spindles mounting...

  • Page 23: Rear View

    Rear view Optional interface card slot cover 2 Optional interface card slot cover 1 Optional connector for Auto Take -up Reel Unit parallel interface connector USB interface connector Taking a Look at Your Printer Photo Printing Accelerator slot AC inlet...

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    Taking a Look at Your Printer...

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    Chapter 1 Installing the Ink Cartridges and Loading Paper Installing the ink cartridges ....... 1-2 Loading Paper .

  • Page 26: Installing The Ink Cartridges

    If ink gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. 1. Turn on the printer by pressing the Power button. After a short time NO INK CARTRIDGE is displayed on the LCD panel.

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    3. Put the attached label on the back of the ink compartment cover. 4. Push the top of the clamp, and pull it forward. 5. Remove the package from an ink cartridge. Note: If you use the ColorFast type ink cartridge, shake the cartridge gently before installing it.

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    6. Hold the ink cartridge with arrow mark on the left side and pointing to the rear of the printer, and insert it into the slot. Be sure to match the colors of the seal of compartment and the cartridge you are replacing.

  • Page 29: Loading Paper

    Loading Paper Loading roll paper To load the roll paper onto the printer, follow the instructions below. 1. Slide the movable flange off the end of the spindle. 2. Place the roll paper on a flat surface so that it unwinds in the direction shown.

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    The spindle and mounting brackets are color-coded. Mount the spindle into the mounting bracket that is the same color as the end of the spindle. 5. Fit the left end of the spindle into the left mounting bracket inside the printer. Installing the Ink Cartridges and Loading Paper...

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    6. Make sure that the printer is turned on, then repeatedly press the Paper Source button until the Roll Auto Cut light comes 7. Set the paper set lever to the released position. Note: For the position names of the paper set lever, see the attached instruction seal on the lever shown below.

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    8. Insert the paper into the paper insertion slot. 9. Pull the paper down through the paper insertion slot so that it comes out below. Installing the Ink Cartridges and Loading Paper...

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    10. Holding the bottom edge of the paper, turn the roll paper to remove slack. Make sure that the bottom edge of the paper is straight, and that it is aligned with the rows of holes in the metal plate below the lower cover. 11.

  • Page 34: Loading Cut Sheet Media

    Allow time for the ink to dry thoroughly after printing to ensure the printout quality. If you do not use the paper set above, remove it from the printer. When you use roll paper, set the paper set lever to the released position, and wind it up.

  • Page 35: Loading Cut Sheet Media Longer Than 279 Mm (long Edge Of Letter Size)

    As much as possible, keep your fingers off the printable surface of the media, as fingerprints may reduce printout quality. 1. Make sure that the printer is on and the roll paper cover is closed. 2. Press the Paper Source button repeatedly until the Sheet light comes on.

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    4. Load the sheet into the paper insertion so that it comes out below. Make sure that the right and bottom edges of the paper are straight and in line with the rows of punch holes. Set the paper set lever to the released position. PRESS PAUSE BUTTON appears.

  • Page 37: Loading Cut Sheet With A Length Of A4/letter, A3/us B, And Super A3/b

    As much as possible, keep your fingers off the printable surface of the media, as fingerprints may reduce printout quality. 1. Make sure that the printer is on and the roll paper cover is closed. 2. Press the Paper Source button repeatedly until the Sheet light comes on.

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    READY appears on the LCD panel. Now you are ready to print on the cut sheet media. Make the printer driver settings, then send a print job. See “Printing From Your PC” on page 4-2 or “Printing From Your Macintosh” on page 4-8.

  • Page 39: Connecting The Printer To Your Pc

    Setting up the Printer with Your PC Connecting the Printer to Your PC ......2-2 Using the built-in parallel interface ....2-2 Using a USB connection (For Windows Me, 98, and 2000) .

  • Page 40: Connecting The Printer To Your Pc

    Connecting the Printer to Your PC The method you use to connect the printer to your PC depends on how you want to send print jobs. If you want to send them directly, use the printer’s built-in parallel interface or the USB interface.

  • Page 41: Using A Usb Connection (for Windows Me, 98, And 2000)

    Note: The EPSON Printer Port and DMA transfer features (For Windows 98 and 95 only) of the EPSON printer driver you install are not available with USB connections. They are available only with the parallel interface connection. For information on the EPSON Printer Port and DMA transfer, see your Reference Guide in the Online Guide.

  • Page 42: Installing The Printer Software On Your Pc

    Installing the Printer Software on Your PC After connecting the printer to your computer, you need to install the software included on the “Printer Software for EPSON Stylus PRO 10000/10000CF” CD-ROM shipped with your printer. Setting up the Printer with Your PC...

  • Page 43: Printer Software Components

    If you are using the floppy disk version of the software, make a backup copy of the EPSON printer software disk before you begin installation. If you wish to make a floppy disk version of the printer software on your CD-ROM, you can use the driver disk creation utility included on the CD-ROM.

  • Page 44: Installing On Windows Me, 98, 95, 2000, And Nt 4.0

    Follow these steps to install your printer software: Note: If you wish to make a floppy disk version of the printer software included on your CD-ROM, insert the printer software CD-ROM, then double- click Create Floppy based printer driver/utility disks and follow the on-screen instructions.

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    7. When a message appears informing you that installation is complete, click OK. Note: If an error message appears, either the printer driver or the EPSON USB printer device driver is not installed correctly. See “Troubleshooting” in the Online Guide.Note:...

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    For information on opening and using the printer software, see “Printing From Your PC” on page 4-2. See also “Printer Software” in your Online Guide. If you use your printer on a network, see “Setting Up Your Printer on a Network” on page 2-9.

  • Page 47: Setting Up Your Printer On A Network

    3. Click the Details tab and make sure that EPUSBx: (EPSON Stylus Pro 10000/10000CF) is displayed in the Print to the following port list box. Note: If the correct port is not displayed, refer to the “Troubleshooting” section of the Online Guide.

  • Page 48: For Windows Me, 98, And 95

    This section tells you how to set up your printer so that other computers on a network can use it. First, you need to set up the printer as a shared printer on the computer to which the printer is connected. Then, you must signify the network path to the printer from each computer to use the printer, and install the printer software on those computers.

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    If a dialog box appears requesting you to restart your computer, do so. Then open the Printer folder, and continue from step 7. 7. Select your printer, and choose Sharing from the File menu.

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    Note: Your printer must be set up as a shared resource on the computer to which it is directly connected before you can access it from another computer. For instructions, see “Setting up your printer as a shared printer”...

  • Page 51: For Windows 2000 And Nt 4.0

    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 which the printer is connected. Then, you must signify the network path to the printer from each computer to use the printer, and install the printer software on those computers.

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    Setting up your printer as a shared printer Follow these steps to share a printer that is connected directly to your computer with others on a network. 1. Click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers. 2. Select your printer, then click Sharing on the File menu.

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    Note: Your printer must be set up as a shared resource on the computer to which it is directly connected before you can access it from another computer. For instructions, see “Setting up your printer as a shared printer”...

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    3. Click the Ports tab, then click Add Port. 4. The following dialog appears. Select Local Port, then click New Port. 2-16 Setting up the Printer with Your PC...

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    \\name of computer that is connected to the printer\name of the shared printer Then click OK. 6. In the Printer Ports dialog box, click Close to return to the Ports menu. Setting up the Printer with Your PC 2-17...

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    7. On the Ports menu, make sure that the new port is added and the check box is selected. Click OK to close the printer driver. 2-18 Setting up the Printer with Your PC...

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    Installing the Printer Software on Macintosh ....3-3 Printer software components ......3-4 Installing on Macintosh .

  • Page 58: Connecting The Printer To Your Macintosh

    USB interface, or send print jobs to the printer over a network using an optional interface card. For information on using an optional interface card, see Chapter 6, “Using an Optional Interface Card.”...

  • Page 59: Installing The Printer Software On Macintosh

    Installing the Printer Software on Macintosh After connecting the printer to your Macintosh, you are ready to install the printer software included in the “Printer Software for EPSON Stylus PRO 10000/10000CF” CD-ROM shipped with your printer. Setting up the Printer with Your Macintosh...

  • Page 60: Printer Software Components

    Your printer software includes the following items. EPSON Printer Driver Package SPro 10000/10000CF This is the printer driver software that runs your printer. With it, you can make settings such as Media Type, Print Quality, and Paper Size. EPSON Monitor3 Monitors and manages background printing jobs.

  • Page 61: Installing On Macintosh

    1. Insert the software CD-ROM shipped with your printer in the CD-ROM drive. The EPSON printer software disk opens automatically. 2. Double-click EPSON STYLUS PRO 10000 or EPSON STYLUS PRO 10000CF, then the Install Printer Driver/Utility folder. 3. If a single Installer icon appears, double-click the icon. If...

  • Page 62: Using The Chooser To Select Your Printer

    After you have installed the printer software on your Macintosh, you need to open the Chooser and select your printer. You must select a printer the first time you use it or whenever you want to switch to another printer. Your Macintosh will always print using the last printer selected.

  • Page 63: Setting Up Your Printer On A Network

    With background printing on, you can use your Macintosh while it is preparing a document for printing. In order to use the EPSON Monitor3 utility to manage print jobs, background printing must be turned on. 3. Close the Chooser.

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    Setting up your printer as a shared printer Follow these steps to share a printer connected directly to your computer with other computers on an AppleTalk network. 1. Turn on the printer. 2. Select Chooser from the Apple menu and click the printer’s icon.

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    4. Select the Share this Printer check box, then type the printer name and password information as needed. 5. Click OK. The name of the shared printer appears in the port list in the Chooser. 6. Close the Chooser. Accessing the printer through a network To access your printer from another computer on the network, follow these steps.

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    3. If the following dialog box appears, enter the password for the printer, then click OK. 4. Select the appropriate Background Printing option button to turn background printing on or off. 5. Close the Chooser. 3-10 Setting up the Printer with Your Macintosh...

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    Printing From Your PC ........4-2 Making the printer driver settings ..... 4-2 Cancelling printing from your PC .

  • Page 68: Printing From Your Pc

    After loading the paper, you are ready to print your document from your PC. Note: To ensure the print quality, you may need to check the printer’s condition before you start printing. See Chapter 5, “Checking the Printer’s Condition.” Making the printer driver settings To make the basic settings to print your documents, access the Main menu and Paper menu in the printer driver.

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    Options. You may need to click a combination of these buttons. The driver settings window appears. 3. Click the Main tab to display the Main menu. 4. Select the media you loaded in the printer from the Media Type list. Note: The Media Type setting determines what other settings are available, so you should always make this setting first.

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    6. Make sure the Automatic radio button in the Mode box is selected. Note: When Automatic is selected, the printer driver takes control of all detailed settings based on the current Media Type setting and Ink setting. 7. Adjust Speed and Quality in the Mode box if a slider appears.

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    10. Select the type of paper you loaded in the printer from the Paper Source list. 11. Select the paper size you loaded in the printer from the Paper Size list. Note: Most Windows applications feature paper size settings that override similar settings in the printer driver.

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    15. Select Reduce/Enlarge and adjust the print image size if necessary. 16. Click the OK button at the bottom of the window. The screen returns to the Print Setup dialog (or a similar dialog) of your application. 17. Click Print to print the document. Printing and Printer Management...

  • Page 73: Cancelling Printing From Your Pc

    While printing, the EPSON Progress Meter will appear, showing the printing progress and the status of your printer. For details, see “Printer Software” in your Online Guide. Cancelling printing from your PC To cancel the printing in progress, press the Stop button on the EPSON Progress Meter.

  • Page 74: Printing From Your Macintosh

    Note: While many Macintosh applications override the settings made in the printer driver, some do not, so you must verify the settings to get the results you expect. 1. Choose PAGE SETUP from the File menu. This brings up the Page Setup dialog box shown below.

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    2. Select the paper size you loaded in the printer from the Paper Size list. 3. Select the type of paper you loaded in the printer from the Paper Source list. 4. Make settings for Orientation and Reduce or Enlarge as required.

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    You can also open the Print dialog box by pressing the Options button in the Page Setup dialog box. 8. Make the settings for Copies and Pages 9. Select the media you loaded in the printer from the Media Type list. Note: The Media Type setting determines what other settings are available, so you should always make this setting first.

  • Page 77: Cancelling Printing From Your Macintosh

    Otherwise misalignment or banding may appear on the printed image. When background printing is on 1. Press the Power button to turn off the printer. 2. Select EPSON Monitor3 from the application menu. Printing and Printer Management 4-11...

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    When background printing is off 1. Press the Power button to turn off the printer. 2. Hold down the J key on your keyboard and press the [.] period key to cancel the print job.

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    Using Printer Utilities ........5-2...

  • Page 80: Using Printer Utilities

    Using Printer Utilities To ensure the print quality, you may need to check the printer’s condition using the following utilities from the printer software. Note: You can also check from the printer’s control panel. See “The Control Panel“ in your Online Guide.

  • Page 81: Printing The Nozzle Check Pattern

    Do not start the Nozzle Check utility while printing is in progress; otherwise, your printout may be marred. Follow the steps below: 1. Make sure the printer is turned on and paper is loaded in the printer. (A4 or wider paper) 2. Access the printer software. See “Accessing the printer utilities”...

  • Page 82: Cleaning The Print Heads

    Otherwise, print quality may decline. Cleaning the Print Heads You can execute the head clean from your computer using the Head Cleaning utility in the printer software, as explained in the following steps. Note: Print head cleaning uses ink. To avoid wasting ink, clean the print heads only if print quality declines.

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    The Pause light of the printer flashes during the cleaning cycle, which takes about one minute to complete. Caution: Never turn off the printer until the cleaning cycle is finished and the Pause light has stopped flashing. Doing so may damage the printer.

  • Page 84: Aligning The Print Heads

    Note: If you plan to use paper other than EPSON special paper, you may need to align the print heads using the SelecType settings. See “Paper Handling“ in your Online Guide.

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    6. Select the number you chose in step 5 (for example, number 8), then click Finish. Note: If the set with the smallest gap is unclear and cannot be selected, click the Realignment button and repeat from step 5. Checking the Printer’s Condition...

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    Checking the Printer’s Condition...

  • Page 87: Chapter 6 Using An Optional Interface Card

    Chapter 6 Using an Optional Interface Card Available Optional Interface Cards ......6-2 Installing the Optional Interface Card ..... . 6-2 Using an Optional Interface Card...

  • Page 88: Available Optional Interface Cards

    2. Make sure that the power cord is unplugged from the electrical outlet. Warning: Do not install the interface card when the printer is connected to an electrical outlet, as damage may occur. 3. Disconnect the existing interface cable, if necessary.

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    6. Slide the interface card along the slots on both sides of the interface compartment. Push it in firmly to fully insert the connector at the rear of the interface card into the printer’s internal socket. Using an Optional Interface Card...

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    Also, if you are using more than one computer, reconnect the other interface cable. 9. Make sure the printer is turned off. Then plug in the power cord. To remove an interface card, follow the above steps in reverse order.

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    EPSON OVERSEAS MARKETING LOCATIONS Epson America, Inc. 3840 Kilroy Airport Way Long Beach, CA 90806 Phone: (562) 981-3840 Fax: (562) 290-5220 EPSON DEUTSCHLAND GmbH Z lpicher Stra e 6, 40549 D sseldorf Germany Phone: (0211) 56030 Fax: (0211) 5047787 EPSON AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.

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