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Epson Stylus C120 Series Quick Manual

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Epson Stylus C120 Series

Quick Guide

Basic Printing
Maintaining Your Printer
Solving Problems



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  • Page 1: Quick Guide

    ® Epson Stylus C120 Series Quick Guide Basic Printing Maintaining Your Printer Solving Problems...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Selecting the Correct Paper Type ......12 Maintaining Your Printer ......13 Checking the Print Head Nozzles .
  • Page 3: Introduction

    Introduction After you have set up your Epson Stylus Start Here sheet, turn here to: ■ Load paper ■ Get the basic steps for printing from your computer ■ Perform routine maintenance ■ Solve simple problems For additional instructions, see the on-screen User’s Guide by clicking the icon on your desktop.
  • Page 4: Loading Paper

    Loading Paper 1. Open the paper support. 2. Open the output tray and pull out the extensions. 3. Squeeze the tab on the edge guide and slide it left. Loading Paper...
  • Page 5: Using Special Papers

    The type of paper you choose affects the way your printout looks, so be sure to select the correct paper for your job. If you are just printing a rough draft, plain paper is fine. However, for the best results, you’ll want to use one of Epson’s special ink jet papers designed for your printer.
  • Page 6 Paper You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper at Epson Supplies Central (U.S. sales) or (Canadian sales). You can also purchase supplies from an Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest one, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Loading Paper Size Borderless 4 ×...
  • Page 7: Basic Printing

    Note: For detailed instructions on printing, see the on-screen User’s Guide. Before you start, make sure you’ve installed your printer software and connected the Epson Stylus C120 Series printer to your computer as described on the Start Here sheet. Tip: It’s a good idea to check Epson’s support web site periodically for...
  • Page 8 4. Make sure Epson Stylus C120 Series button. Properties (If you see a Setup Preferences 5. On the Main tab, select the basic print settings: Select the type of document you’re printing (choose Photo or Best Photo for pictures) Select your...
  • Page 9: Printing With Macintosh Os X

    Paper Size list for your paper size ( 4. Click to close the Page Setup window. to start printing. This Print Select Stylus C120 Select your Paper Size* Select your document or image orientation Sheet Feeder - Borderless US Letter 8 ×...
  • Page 10 Note: In certain programs, you may need to select Advanced before you can select Print Settings. For more information about printer settings, click the 7. Depending on your settings, you can choose these other options from the pop-up menu: ■...
  • Page 11 You see a screen like this: Cancel printing Select the print job 11. When you’re finished, close the printer window or Print Center. : Select ColorSync button to change additional settings. Print Center icon instead, then in the Printer List window.
  • Page 12: Selecting The Correct Paper Type

    For this paper Plain paper Epson Bright White Paper Epson Presentation Paper Matte Epson Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy Epson Premium Photo Paper Glossy Epson Photo Paper Glossy Epson Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss Epson Premium Presentation Paper Matte...
  • Page 13: Maintaining Your Printer

    2. Load letter-size paper in the sheet feeder. 3. Press the paper and P power buttons together and hold them down for about 3 seconds. The printer turns on and prints a test pattern. Print head nozzles are clean: Print head needs to be cleaned: If the pattern does not look good, try cleaning the print head as described on the next page.
  • Page 14: Cleaning The Print Head

    (see page 16). Tip: If you do not use your printer often, it is a good idea to print a few pages at least once a month to maintain good print quality. Maintaining Your Printer ink light is off.
  • Page 15: Checking The Ink Cartridge Status

    Decline Note: To disable checking for ink offers or updates from Epson, see the instructions in your on-screen User’s Guide. You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper at Epson Supplies Central at (U.S. sales) or (Canadian sales). You can also purchase supplies from an Epson authorized reseller.
  • Page 16: Replacing Ink Cartridges

    2. Open the printer cover. 3. Press and release the If one of the cartridges is low or expended, the printer moves that cartridge to the _ expended ink mark. Go to step 4. If no cartridges are low or expended, the ink cartridge holder moves to the ink replacement position.
  • Page 17 If another cartridge is low or expended, it moves to the _ expended ink mark. ■ Once the printer identifies all of the low or expended ink cartridges, the print head moves to the ink cartridge replacement position. 5. Open the cartridge cover.
  • Page 18 8. Remove the yellow tape from the bottom of the ink cartridge. Caution: If you do not remove the yellow tape before installing the ink cartridge, print quality may decline or you may not be able to print. Caution: Do not remove any other seals from the cartridges. Maintaining Your Printer...
  • Page 19 P power light stops flashing and remains on, and the Caution: Never turn off the printer while the P power light is flashing or you’ll waste ink. If you removed a low or expended ink cartridge, you cannot reinstall and use the cartridge.
  • Page 20: Solving Problems

    Solving Problems If you have a problem with your Epson Stylus C120 Series printer, check the lights on the control panel to diagnose the cause. You can also check “Problems and Solutions” on page 21 for basic troubleshooting suggestions, or double-click the User’s Guide icon on your computer desktop for more detailed help.
  • Page 21: Problems And Solutions

    Flashing fast Flashing Flashing Problems and Solutions Check the solutions below if you’re having trouble using your printer. Paper Feeding Problems ■ Make sure the paper size settings are correct for the paper you loaded. ■ Make sure your paper is loaded short edge first and is positioned against the right edge guide with the left edge guide against its left side.
  • Page 22: Print Quality Problems

    Make sure the type of paper you loaded matches the paper size and paper type settings in your printer software (see page 12). ■ For the best print quality, use Epson special paper (see page 5) and genuine Epson ink cartridges (see page 15). ■...
  • Page 23: Where To Get Help

    Toll or long distance charges may apply. Purchase Supplies and Accessories You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper at Epson Supplies Central at (U.S. sales) or (Canadian sales). You can also purchase supplies from an Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest one, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766).
  • Page 24: Other Software Technical Support

    Other Software Technical Support Software ArcSoft PhotoImpression Solving Problems Telephone/Fax (510) 440-9901 8:30 - 5:30 , Pacific Time, Monday - Friday Fax: (510) 440-1270 Online and E-mail
  • Page 25: Notices

    Notices Important Safety Instructions Before using your Epson Stylus C120 Series printer, read and follow these safety instructions: ■ Be sure to follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer. ■ Use only the type of power source indicated on the printer label.
  • Page 26: Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions

    If you remove an ink cartridge for later use, protect the ink supply area from dirt and dust and store it in the same environment as the printer. Note that there is a valve in the ink supply port, making covers or plugs unnecessary, but care is needed to prevent the ink from staining items that the cartridge touches.
  • Page 27: Fcc Compliance Statement

    FCC Compliance Statement For United States Users 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 28: Declaration Of Conformity

    Declaration of Conformity According to 47CFR, Part 2 and 15 for: Class B Personal Computers and Peripherals; and/or CPU Boards and Power Supplies used with Class B Personal Computers: Epson America, Inc. Located at: MS 3-13 3840 Kilroy Airport Way...
  • Page 29 Epson product after its shipment from Epson, e.g., dealer or user- added boards or components. Epson is not responsible for warranty service should the Epson label or logo or the rating label or serial number be removed or should the product Notices...
  • Page 30 Epson products, or service other than by an Epson Authorized Servicer. If a claimed defect cannot be identified or reproduced, you will be held responsible for the costs incurred.
  • Page 31: Copyright Notice

    (excluding the U.S.) failure to strictly comply with Seiko Epson Corporation’s operating and maintenance instructions. Seiko Epson Corporation shall not be liable for any damages or problems arising from the use of any options or any consumable products other than those designated as Original Epson Products or Epson Approved Products by Seiko Epson Corporation.
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