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Introduction your printer, selecting paper, and replacing ink cartridges. It also tells you how to maintain your printer to keep it working at its best, and provides troubleshooting tips in case you have a problem. For additional information, see the following: •...
** Replaces the blade for the printer’s built-in cutter (see page 118). You can purchase genuine Epson reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). In the U.S., you can also purchase online at www.epsonstore.com. In Canada, you can also purchase at www.epson.ca or 800-807-7766.
Unit ID number, call purchase. (562) 276-1305. Epson also provides technical assistance 24 hours a day through the World Wide Web. You can reach Epson Support at http://support.epson.com. At this site, you can download drivers, firmware, and other files, look at product documentation, access troubleshooting information, and receive technical advice through e-mail.
Quad-speed (4×) CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the printer software For USB connection: a Windows-compliant USB 2.0 port and a shielded USB “AB” cable from Series A (computer) to Series B (printer), up to 10 feet long For IEEE 1394 (FireWire) connection: a shielded IEEE 1394 cable up...
When setting up the printer, make sure you have enough space around • it, as shown below. You may need more space behind the printer if you print on large sheets of heavy stock or posterboard. 15.7 in.
Do not insert objects through the slots. Take care not to spill liquid on this product. Do not attempt to service this product yourself. Power down the printer from the control panel, unplug the printer, and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: The power cord or plug is damaged;...
Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions • Caution: Do not shake cartridges (that have been • installed previously) with • too much force. • • • • • Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do not drink the ink.
• Installing the software • Updating your printer firmware • Unpacking 1. Make sure you have all these parts for your Epson Stylus Pro 4800: Spindle adapters Power cord (attached to spindle) Ink cartridges (includes Photo Black ink cartridge) IEEE 1394...
4. Unlock the print head carriage by pulling the green tab to the left. Do in case you need to ship the printer. the screws and retainer bracket in case you need to transport the printer later. not push down and do not remove the tab.
Setting Up and Plugging In 1. Connect the power cord to the AC inlet on the back of the printer. 2. Plug the other end of the power cord into a properly grounded electrical 3. Insert the paper tray into the slots at the front of the printer.
Setting Up the Printer 2. Press both ink compartment covers to open them. 3. Raise both ink levers. 4. Remove each ink cartridge from its package and gently shake the cartridge. 1-20...
5. Install the ink cartridges in the printer. Hold each cartridge with the Caution: Charging takes 6. After installing all 8 cartridges, lower the ink levers. The printer begins about 8 minutes. Never turn off the printer, release the paper lever, or...
10 feet long or less. USB Cable FireWire Cable (included) 1. Make sure that both the printer and the computer are off. 2. Plug the interface cable into the appropriate port on the printer. FireWire port USB port 3.
Type B Ethernet interface card (part number C12C824052). You can purchase the print server card and other optional equipment and and supplies from an authorized Epson reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). In the U.S., you can also purchase online www.epsonstore.com.
Once the printer is connected to your network, you need to configure it. Turn on the printer and press the small black button on the back of the Ethernet card. Hold it down until the printer starts printing a series of status sheets.
You see the Epson installer icon. 3. Double-click the installer icon. Epson 4. Double-click Install Printer Driver and Utilities 5. Enter your password and follow the on-screen instructions to install your software. 6. Enter your password again and follow the on-screen instructions to install the EPSON LFP Remote Panel.
Setting Up the Printer 9. Do one of the following: Remove the printer software CD-ROM and follow the instructions below for Mac OS X 10.4 or on page 28 for Mac OS X 10.3. Adding the Printer in Mac OS X 10.4.x 1.
More Printers and select the appropriate interface. 4. Close the utility. Go to page 32 to update your printer firmware, if plus sign. You see your printer in the Printer Browser: becomes available. Then click the Your printer appears in the Print & Fax utility: necessary.
Setting Up the Printer Installing the Software for Windows 1. Make sure your printer is turned off. 2. Turn on your computer. 3. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in your computer. The installer 4. Double-click starts automatically. If it doesn’t start, double-click click .
5. When you see a window asking you to turn on your printer, press the P Power button. (Make sure the printer is connected; see page 22.) 6. When you see a message that driver installation and printer configuration were completed successfully, click Remote Panel begins installing.
Updating Your Printer Firmware Before you begin using your printer, you should check for a newer version of firmware on the Epson support site and update your printer, if necessary. Downloading the Firmware 1. Navigate to http://support.epson.com in your browser.
3. Make sure Stylus Pro 4800 button. You see the Firmware Updater window. Updater 4. Make sure your printer is on, its LCD is set to connected to your computer, then choose Printer list. 5. Click and find the firmware that you just downloaded and Browse extracted.
To finish the installation, you need to load some cut-sheet paper and align the print head, as described on page 107. firmware updating process. (If it is the same, you don’t need to update.) Remote window, and the Printer Utility window. 1-34 to start the...
Epson dealer. The Epson Stylus Pro 4800 prints on a variety of media, including roll paper and cut sheets up to 17 inches wide. You can also use heavy stock, such as posterboard up to 59 mil (1.5 mm) thick, via the straight-through paper path.
Using Cut Sheet Paper You can print on many types of cut sheet paper and other media. The Epson Stylus Pro 4800 accepts sheets ranging from 8 × 10 inches to 17 × 22 inches. Follow these additional guidelines for cut sheet paper: •...
Handling Paper and Other Media Cut Sheet Paper Paths In addition to the paper tray, two paper paths are available for manual feeding of special media. Make sure you use the correct paper path for Epson media, as listed below: Paper tray Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper •...
Loading Paper in the Paper Tray You can load up to 250 sheets of plain paper in the tray. The following table lists a guideline for paper tray capacity for various types and sizes of Epson paper: Epson cut sheet paper capacity...
Handling Paper and Other Media Follow these steps to load cut sheets in the paper tray: 1. Make sure the printer is turned on, then press the Paper Source button until the sheet icon appears on the LCD display. 2. Extend the paper tray and paper tray cover.
Handling Paper and Other Media 4. Flip up the paper guide roller and slide the edge guide all the way to the 5. Clean the inside of the paper tray to remove any dust. Dust may affect 6. Thumb through a stack of paper, then gently tap it on a flat surface to left.
7. Load the sheets with the printable side down, in the portrait orientation Note: When you need to add sheets, first remove all the paper and then add to the stack that you removed. 8. Adjust the edge guide and length of the paper tray. Handling Paper and Other Media (short edge first).
Handling Paper and Other Media If you’re printing on letter-size paper, raise the paper guide and push it against the end of the paper stack. 9. Flip the paper guide roller down onto the stack of paper. 2-42...
10. Replace the paper tray cover and adjust its length. Note: Make sure the roll paper support on the paper tray cover is not raised. 11. Extend the paper tray cover if necessary to support your printouts. Handling Paper and Other Media 2-43...
19 to 59 mil (0.5 to 1.5 mm) thick, you need to use the manual feed slot. This provides a straight-through paper path. Be sure to allow enough room behind the printer so the paper is not bent when it feeds into the printing position.
Handling Paper and Other Media 4. Insert the sheet face-up. 5. Push the sheet under the gray feed rollers. Gray feed rollers 6. Align the edge of the paper with the mark on the paper tray cover, as shown below. For longer sheets, make sure you align the right edge of the sheet with the arrow mark on the right and the leading edge with the mark.
7. Return the paper lever to the secured position. The printer automatically 8. Extend the paper tray and cover if necessary to support the sheet as it feeds the paper into printing position. comes out of the printer. Make sure the roll paper support is not raised. 2-46...
The printer automatically feeds the sheet into printing position. 3. Extend the paper tray and cover if necessary to support the sheet as it comes out of the printer. Make sure the roll paper support is not raised. 2-47 Paper Source...
You can use roll paper with a 2- or 3-inch core, up to 17 inches wide. Manually switching from one paper roll to another is a simple process. Check the Epson Pro Graphics web site (http://prographics.epson.com) or your authorized Epson dealer for available media.
Note: The spindle Loading the Paper onto the Spindle accommodates both 2-inch and 3-inch roll Follow these steps to attach the roll to the spindle: paper cores. To switch between different size 1. Slide the black paper stop (flange) off the left end of the spindle. cores, see page 54.
Follow these steps to place the paper in the printer: 1. Open the roll paper cover. 2. Place the roll paper in the printer as shown. (The gray end of the spindle Note: To avoid feeding 3. Make sure the printer is turned on, then press the excess paper, make sure you don’t select...
Handling Paper and Other Media 4. Release the paper lever. 5. Hold both sides of the paper and feed it into the slot. 2-51...
Handling Paper and Other Media 6. Feed the paper all the way through the printer to the end of the paper 7. Using the ends of the spindle, roll the paper up until the edge is aligned tray. with the roll paper mark next to the arrow.
8. Move the paper lever to the secured position. The printer automatically 9. Raise the roll paper support. Make sure the paper is on top of the guides. Note: The maximum length of roll paper you can print on is limited by...
1. Open the roll paper cover. 2. If the paper is loaded for printing, push the paper lever back to 3. Remove the roll paper and spindle from the printer. 4. Set the spindle upright, with the gray end on the floor and the 5.
Handling Paper and Other Media To remove the adapters, press on the four tabs. Press tabs to release Cutting Paper Manually with the Built-in Cutter When you’re not using the auto cut setting, you need to cut the paper manually by pressing the button after your print job is finished. You can use the button for most types of paper.
5. Press the 6. Press the 7. Press the You can also specify trim lines from your printer driver software. For instructions, see page 72 (Mac OS X) or page 88 (Windows). Adjusting the Platen Gap for Thick or Thin Paper When you print on unusually thick or thin paper, you may need to adjust the platen gap setting.
When you switch media, don’t forget to change the setting back to If you’re printing on non-Epson media, you may also need to create a paper configuration to optimize your results. See the following section for more information.
Handling Paper and Other Media Creating Paper Configurations To create a configuration for a specific paper type, make sure the paper you want to configure is loaded in the printer. Then follow these steps: 1. Press the 2. Press the 3.
Macintosh Photoshop will give you the most accurate colors and best photographic output from your Epson Stylus Pro 4800 for color photos. For the best black and white photography output, the Stylus Pro 4800 driver offers Advanced Black and White mode.
Printing with Epson Drivers for Macintosh Choosing Page Setup Options Before you print, make sure you have installed the Epson printer driver and utilities from the CD-ROM. You also need to configure your connection and set up the printer in the Printer Setup Utility. For instructions on installing and configuring the printer driver, see page 24.
Printing with Epson Drivers for Macintosh 3. Click the Paper Size pop-up menu and choose a size and one of the options: The standard size setting prints on cut sheet paper with a bottom • margin larger than the top and sides.
If you’re printing on cut-sheets, select the size of the paper loaded in • the printer. Then continue with step 7. If you’re using roll paper, Epson recommends that you create a • custom paper size to make the best use of your paper. Click the...
Once you have selected your page setup options, you need to select printing options. The Epson driver offers automatic settings that optimize print quality and speed when you’re using Epson media. You can also choose advanced settings for more control over your printer and color management options, as described on page 69.
If your paper is not listed, check the instructions included with the paper, or look on the Epson web site (http://prographics.epson.com). If you are using non-Epson paper, choose the closest setting. You may have to experiment with different settings to determine which one is best for the media you’re using.
Printing with Epson Drivers for Macintosh 5. For the Color setting, select printing. Choose Advanced B&W Photo white photos using this unique printer technology on select paper types. (For paper types that don’t support this option, print black and white photos with the setting.) Select...
Printing with Epson Drivers for Macintosh 7. Choose one of the following Note: The Print Quality settings available depend on the Media Type you selected. Choose lower print quality for faster printing, or SuperPhoto - 2880dpi for best quality. 8. Choose any of the following: Continue with the instructions in the next section to select color management settings.
• ColorSync cases, you will get better results by applying color management in your application, rather than in the printer driver. If you choose this setting, you can choose ColorSync from the pop-up menu and choose filters or other settings.
Printing with Epson Drivers for Macintosh Note: You may need to 3. If you are using non-Epson media and you need to fine-tune its change the Color Density setting if your custom color profile was created to optimize D-max and color gamut.
• Eject Roller Type non-Epson media. You may need to experiment to determine the best setting for your paper. Choosing Roll Paper Options If you are printing on roll paper, make sure you choose one of the roll paper options under the size setting, as described on page 62.
Printing with Epson Drivers for Macintosh 2. Choose one of the following 3. Select either of the following options: Note: These settings override settings made through the control panel. Auto Cut allows margin space at the top and bottom of each •...
Printing with Epson Drivers for Macintosh Borderless Printing For true borderless printing on roll paper, you can select either and create a custom paper size, as described above. Expand Retain Size Your image may be clipped on the left and right edges, but you can minimize clipping by sizing your image according to the page width and by adjusting the length.
Printing with Epson Drivers for Macintosh Creating a Custom Preset and Printing Note: If you check the settings on each screen Once you’ve made the correct settings for your print job, create a in the pull-down menu, go through them carefully custom preset.
Settings The Advanced Black and White Photo mode allows you to easily produce neutral and toned black-and-white prints using your Epson driver and offers an alternative black and white workflow. Advanced Black and White Photo mode also provides settings for more advanced black and white control.
Printing with Epson Drivers for Macintosh 4. Select 5. Choose the settings that are best for your photo. You can use the photo Printer Color Management this screen: on the screen as a guide. : Allows you to add tone (hue) to your black and •...
Printing with Epson Drivers for Macintosh • Shadow Highlight Tonality only in the shadow or highlight areas of your image. • Max Optical Density print. Create a soft focus print by setting the density to lower. • Highlight Point Shift checking Highlight Point Shift will help to reduce gloss differential by adding density to the highlights of your image.
3. When you’re finished, close the print job window, then close your Checking Ink Levels and Maintenance Tank The EPSON Printer Utility lets you check the levels of ink in the printer and the level of the maintenance tank. You can also run maintenance utilities from this screen.
Printing with Epson Drivers for Macintosh 3. Select your printer and click . You see the Epson Printer Utility screen: 4. Click the icon. Epson StatusMonitor 3-79...
Printing with Epson Drivers for Macintosh The software checks the amount of ink in the printer and maintenance tank and displays the StatusMonitor window: 5. To recheck the ink levels, click the button. To close the Status Update Monitor, click...
A color-managed workflow using Adobe Photoshop will give you the for Windows most accurate colors and best photographic output from your Epson Stylus Pro 4800. For the best black and white photography output, the Stylus Pro 4800 driver offers Advanced Black and White mode.
Epson driver and utilities from the CD-ROM. The driver offers automatic settings that optimize print quality and speed when you’re using Epson media. You can also choose advanced settings for more control over your printer and color management options, as described on page 92.
If your paper is not listed, check the instructions included with the paper, or check the Epson web site (http://prographics.epson.com). If you are using non-Epson media, choose the closest setting. You may have to experiment with different settings to determine which one is best for the media you’re using.
Printing with Epson Drivers for Windows 6. When you’re finished choosing print options, click the Choosing Paper and Layout Options Note: Many application settings override settings in the printer driver. You can select a variety of settings for margins, orientation, paper saving, Always verify settings sizing your image, and double-sided printing.
Printing with Epson Drivers for Windows Choosing Cut Sheet Paper Options 1. On the Properties window, click the 2. Select the paper source you’re using ( , or Paper (Banner) Manual Feed For more information about printing on roll paper, see page 86.
Printing with Epson Drivers for Windows 5. Make the settings you want for 6. If you want to reduce or enlarge your image or print on both sides of the 7. After making your settings, click Choosing Roll Paper Options...
5. Select the size of your image as the paper size. make the best use of your roll paper. Printing with Epson Drivers for Windows setting allows you to print a series of Roll Paper (Banner) continuous images without any margin space between them. This option is not available with all applications.
Printing with Epson Drivers for Windows 6. If you are printing with margins, set the following options: Note: Select Landscape 7. Make the settings you want for when you want to rotate your image 90°. 8. If you want to reduce or enlarge your image, click the 9.
Printing with Epson Drivers for Windows Borderless Printing For true borderless printing on roll paper, you can select either and create a custom paper size, as described above. Expand Retain Size Your image may be clipped on the left and right edges, but you can minimize clipping by sizing your image according to the page width and by adjusting the length.
Printing with Epson Drivers for Windows Choosing Layout Options You can print a poster-size image, even if your application does not support poster printing. For instructions on multi-page or double-sided printing, see your electronic Reference Guide. 1. On the Properties window, click the 2.
If you are using color management setttings in Photoshop or another application, it is very important to access the advanced settings and turn off color management in the printer driver, as described on page 92. 1. Follow steps 1 through 4 beginning on page 82.
Tip: If you turn off color management, you can still control the ink density, as described on page 93. 7. If you are using non-Epson media and you need to fine-tune its Print Quality • Draft • Normal - 360dpi •...
D-max and color gamut. Printing with Epson Drivers for Windows You see the following: Select the correct settings to match your ICC profile. These settings override any paper configuration settings you may have made using the printer’s control panel.
Choosing Advanced Black and White Photo Settings The Advanced Black and White Photo mode allows you to easily produce neutral and toned black-and-white prints using your Epson driver and offers an alternative black and white workflow. Advanced Black and White Photo mode also provides settings for more advanced black and white control.
Printing with Epson Drivers for Windows 1. On the Main tab, Choose the Media Type setting for the paper you have loaded in the printer. 2. Choose for the Color setting. Advanced B&W Photo 3. Click , then click . You see this screen:...
Printing with Epson Drivers for Windows 4. You can adjust the following settings: Allows you to add tone (hue) to your black and • Color Toning: white output. The default is Neutral, which will provide you with a neutral tonal scale print. You can also choose other popular presets such as Cool, Warm, and Sepia.
Printing with Epson Drivers for Windows Managing Print Jobs Your printer comes with several utilities that let you check on your print jobs and cancel, pause, or restart them. The Progress Meter opens each time you send a print job. Status Monitor 3, which appears on the taskbar when you print, lets you check the printer’s...
Status Monitor 3 icon to appear on your Windows taskbar, and whether you want to allow monitoring by other users who share the printer. You can also use the Speed and Progress utility to improve printing speed.
Printing with Epson Drivers for Windows 3. Select from the following options: • High Speed Copies same document using hard disk space as a cache. If you have multiple hard drives, you can select a different drive to spool to.
Printing with Epson Drivers for Windows 4. Click the 5. Select the Notification options you want to use. 6. If you want to have the Status Monitor 3 icon appear in your Windows 7. Select 8. Click 9. Click Monitoring Preferences...
The Epson Stylus Pro 4800 requires little maintenance to keep working at its Chapter 5: best. This chapter describes the following routine procedures: Maintaining • Transporting • the Printer • • • • • • • • • • In addition to the features described in this chapter, you can also use the SelecType menu system on the printer to fine-tune a variety of printer settings.
Viewing Status Information To view printer status information instead of printing it, follow these steps: Note: Some status information is a 1. Press the projection based on the last print made. 2. Press the 3. Do one of the following: Maintaining and Transporting the Printer button.
You can check the print head nozzles and select the Auto Cleaning feature at cleaning cycle. See page 106 for details. the same time, using your printer utility software. This enables the printer to print a nozzle check pattern, read it, and automatically run a cleaning cycle if necessary.
Maintaining and Transporting the Printer Mac OS X: Open the Epson Printer Utility in your • folder. Select Stylus Pro 4800 Windows XP: Click • Start . Right-click your printer icon and select Printers and Faxes Printing Preferences Windows 2000: Click •...
1. Print a nozzle check to make sure the print head needs cleaning, as Caution: Don’t run a 2. Make sure the printer is ready and the red B ink light on the printer’s cleaning cycle while thick media is loaded in the printer.
(page 104). This ensures that the print head alignment patterns print correctly. Follow these steps to align the print head using the control panel: 1. Make sure the printer is turned on. Then load Epson Enhanced Matte Tip: To properly align the print head, you can use...
It takes about 7 minutes to run the automatic uni-directional head alignment. The printer’s white beam sensor reads the alignment pattern and adjusts the printer automatically. Make sure you don’t open the top cover or turn off the printer during this process.
You can install any combination of 110 ml and 220 ml cartridges. It’s a good idea to keep a set of empty 110 ml cartridges on hand at all times in case you need to ship the printer. Maintaining and Transporting the Printer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 3sec.
* When using these cartridges, you must leave the ink compartment door open. You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper from an authorized Epson reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). In the U.S., you can also purchase online at www.epsonstore.com. In Canada, you can also purchase at www.epson.ca or 800-807-7766.
WARNING: Do not shake the empty cartridge, or ink may leak out. If ink gets on 4. Remove the empty ink cartridge from the printer. Make sure you save your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets in your eyes, flush them immediately with water.
Check the package and product 7. Hold the cartridge with the arrow pointing toward the printer. Then code. If the B ink light remains on after installing the cartridge, it may not be inserted fully.
The Matte Black cartridge is optimized for printing photographic images on Note: If an electrical matte or plain papers, such as Epson Enhanced Matte Paper and Epson power failure occurs Velvet Fine Art Paper. during this operation, turn the printer on again.
LOWER BOTH INK LEVERS right and left ink compartments. RAISE BOTH INK LEVERS right and left ink compartments. The printer starts charging ink. After a while, ink lever messages appear on the LCD. accordingly until appears on the LCD. READY quantity of ink, you may need to replace the ink cartridges soon.
2. Press the 3. Press the 4. Use the Mac OS X Open the Epson Printer Utility in your Applications folder. Select , and click Stylus Pro 4800 button and make sure the Matte Black cartridge option is shown. If not,...
• Follow these steps to use the maintenance mode: 1. Make sure the printer is turned off. Press and hold the then press the P Power button until the printer turns on and displays on the LCD panel. HEX DUMP 2.
See page 103 for instructions. In Canada, you can also purchase at You can obtain a new cutter blade from Epson (part number C12C815291). www.epson.ca or 800-807-7766. Make sure the printer is on, then follow these steps to replace the blade: 1.
5. Open the top cover. 6. When Maintaining and Transporting the Printer again. The print head moves to the replacement Menu position. OPEN TOP COVER is displayed on the LCD, hold down the side REPLACE CUTTER pin as shown and turn the latch to the right.
Maintaining and Transporting the Printer 7. Release the side pin and carefully remove the cutter blade. WARNING: The blade is sharp. Be careful when removing it. 8. Insert the new cutter as shown. 9. Push down on the side pin while turning the latch to the left.
SelecType menu (see page 103) or by printing a nozzle check sheet (see page 102). Note: You can purchase Replacement tanks are available from Epson (part number C12C890191). replacement items for your printer from an Follow these steps to replace the tank: authorized Epson reseller.
Maintaining and Transporting the Printer 3. Place your hand under the right ink compartment and gently pull out Caution: Be careful not to spill ink from the maintenance tank when removing it. Hold it upright at all times and dispose of it carefully.
To keep your printer working at its best, you should clean it several times a year. To avoid damaging the components as well as 1. Make sure the printer is turned off and all its lights are off. Then unplug the case, never use alcohol or thinners to clean the printer.
• are using 220 ml cartridges, remove them and install 110 ml cartridges. To store partially used cartridges removed from the printer, tape over the needle valve hole and place each cartridge in a separate, resealable plastic bag. Be sure to remove the tape before reinstalling the cartridges.
6. Turn off the printer and unplug the power cord. the printer by unplugging it or turning off a power 7. If you need to ship the printer, you must repack it using the original box strip. You will not be able to lock the print head, and...
106. Uninstalling and Reinstalling the Printer Driver If you need to uninstall and then reinstall the printer driver software for any reason, follow the instructions in the appropriate section below. Macintosh 1.
Removing the Optional Print Server Card If you need to exchange or ship your printer, you must remove the Ethernet card. 1. Turn off the printer and disconnect the power cord. WARNING: The card will be hot after printing. Make sure 2.
Maintaining and Transporting the Printer 5-128...
This chapter provides instructions for the following: • • • • • • Diagnosing Problems The Epson Stylus Pro 4800 includes a number of ways to help you diagnose problems: • • • • Diagnosing problems Checking error messages and lights...
Solving Problems Checking Error Messages and Lights The control panel includes various lights and an LCD display to indicate the status of the printer: LCD display Power light button Pause button and light 6-130 Paper light Menu button Left arrow or paper...
See driver page 116. If you want to continue printing, press the Non-Epson genuine ink Press the cartridge is installed. cancel printing. If you want to continue printing, press the Cut sheet needs to be Load the sheet in the manual feed slot.
Pull the lever or levers down to lock the ink are raised. cartridges. A printer part will need Note the code number and contact Epson as to be replaced soon. described on page 10. The maintenance tank Make sure you have a replacement is almost full.
Response Head cleaning did not Run the head cleaning utility again. If the clear the nozzles. nozzles are still clogged, contact Epson. Wrong interface card Turn off the printer and remove the card. See installed. the documentation that came with the card.
An error has occurred. Note the error number, then turn the printer off and back on. If the message remains, contact Epson as described on page 10. Ink cartridge chip error. Remove and reinstall the ink cartridge. If the message remains, replace the cartridge.
◗ Choose a higher resolution, such as SuperPhoto - 2880dpi. ◗ If you’re using a third-party RIP and non-Epson media, see if the RIP provides a method for adjusting the paper feed. Try adjusting your paper configuration settings (page 70 for Mac OS X or page 93 for Windows).
(Mac OS X) or page 92 (Windows). ◗ Adjust the Color Density setting in the Paper Configuration utility. ◗ If you’re using a third-party RIP or non-Epson media, custom color profiles will give you the best color reproduction. ◗ If you’re using cut sheet media, make sure the printable side is face down in the tray.
◗ If you’re printing on non-Epson media, you may need to adjust the paper thickness setting, drying time, or color density. Use your printer software (page 70 for Mac OS X or page 93 for Windows) to choose the correct setting. When you’re done printing with a custom paper configuration, be sure to return the setting to standard (STD).
◗ Make sure the Media Type setting in your printer software is correct for the media you’re printing on. ◗ If you’re printing on non-Epson media, you may need to adjust the paper thickness setting or drying time. Use your printer software (page 70 for Mac OS X or page 93 for Windows) to choose the correct setting.
◗ Follow the instructions beginning on page 126 to uninstall your printer software. Then locate your printer software CD-ROM and reinstall the software. You can also download and install the latest driver for Macintosh or Windows from the Epson website at http://prographics.epson.com.
◗ Paper is loaded incorrectly. Follow the instructions in Chapter 2 to reload the ◗ The PAPER MARGIN (roll paper margin) setting on the PRINTER SETUP menu ◗ Turn off the Flip Horizontal setting in your printer software. See page 68 (Mac Your image is inverted.
◗ Don’t run too many applications at the same time. ◗ Turn off virtual memory. ◗ Add RAM to your system. ◗ Consider upgrading your system to support a faster connection to the printer: either IEEE 1394 FireWire or USB 2.0. Solving Paper Problems...
Pause light is flashing. If you’re not using Epson media, make sure you use a paper configuration to adjust for the paper’s thickness and drying time (see page 58). If roll paper is curled tightly, select Roller Type in your paper configuration settings.
2. Cut the paper at the paper insertion slot, and remove the roll paper. 3. Remove the jammed paper from the front or back of the printer. Caution: Be careful not 4. If necessary, open the top cover and remove the jammed paper.
LCD panel. Then reload your paper. Clearing Paper Tray Jams If paper gets jammed while feeding from the tray, follow these steps to clear 1. Turn off the printer and release the paper lever. 2. Remove the paper tray. 6-144...
Solving Problems 3. Carefully pull out the jammed paper. 4. If paper is still jammed in the printer, open the top cover and remove it. 5. If paper is jammed around the rear cover, remove the cover by squeezing the square knobs and pulling the cover off the printer.
Clearing Paper Jams from the Manual Feed Slots If paper is jammed in the front or rear manual feed slots, follow these steps to clear it: 1. Turn off the printer and release the paper lever. 6-146...
2. Remove the paper tray. 3. Carefully pull out the jammed paper. 4. If you can’t reach the paper from the front, remove it from the back of the printer. 5. Press and hold the Pause button if necessary to reset the printer. 6-147...
Environmental Appendix A: Specifications Electrical Check the label on the back of your printer for voltage information. Dimensions Operation 50 to 95 °F Temperature (10 to 35 °C) Print quality guarantee: 59 to 77°F (15 to 25 °C) Humidity 20 to 80% RH...
In addition, a Type-B expansion slot is available for installing an optional internal Ethernet network card (10/100 Base TX). Safety Approvals Media Roll Paper Printer with tray and roll holder USB (1.1 and 2.0 compatible) IEEE-1394 FireWire Safety standards UL 60950, CSA 22.2 No. 60950 FCC part 15 subpart B, class B, CSA C108.8 class B...
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.
Specifications Ink Cartridges Cartridge life 2 years from production date if unopened; within 6 months after opening package, at 77 °F (25 °C) Temperature Storage (uninstalled) –22 to 104 °F (–30 to 40 °C); 1 month at 104 °F Storage (installed) –4 to 104 °F (–20 to 40 °C);...
102 to 104 illustration, 130 ink levels, checking, 102 to 104, lights, 130 to 134 messages, 130 to 134 monitoring printer, 130 to 134 restoring default settings, 117 status check, printing, 102 CR (carriage) motor, checking status, 102 to 104...
Head Alignment menu, 107 Head unit (print head), checking status, 102 to 104 Heavy media, cutting, 55 Height of printer, 149 Help, Epson, 10 to 11 Hex dump, 117 High Speed Copies setting Windows, 99 High Speed setting Mac OS X, 68...
130 to 134 Mac OS X, 77 to 78, 78 to 80 Windows, 97 to 100 Motors, checking status, 102 to 104 Moving printer, 123 to 126 Network card, installing, 23 to 24 Network card, removing, 127 Optimize Enlargement setting, 90...
44 to 47 jams, 142 to 147 loading in tray, 36 to 43 loading manually, 44 to 47 Mac OS X options, 62 to 64 non-Epson, 57 to 59 ordering, 48 printable area, 151 problems, 141 to 147 removing from spindle, 54...
139 to 140 printing stops, 139 roll paper cannot be cut, 140 size limitation, 99 smeared prints, 137, 140 Progress Meter, 97, 99 Registering non-Epson media, 57 to 59 Requirements, system, 11 to 12 Resolution Mac OS X, 68 Windows, 92...
Mac OS X, 78 to 80 Windows, 97 to 100 Storing printer, 123 to 125 Suction, 59, 71, 93 Support, Epson, 10 to 11 System requirements, 11 to 12 Technical support, 10 to 11 Temperature requirements, 149 Test Print menu, 102...