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Epson Stylus Photo 2000P Printer Basics Manual

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    Printer Basics Printer Basics Printed on recycled paper...

  • Page 2: Copyright Notice

    SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION. The information contained herein is designed only for use with this EPSON printer. EPSON is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other printers.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Using Preset Project Types Customizing Your Print Settings Getting the Colors You Expect Printing CMYK Format Files Using Color Management Profiles Adjusting for Different Lighting Conditions Using EPSON Papers and Envelopes Printing on EPSON Ink Jet Papers Printing on Envelopes...

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    Diagnosing Printer Problems Checking the Control Panel Lights Running a Printer Check Identifying Printer Parts Problems and Solutions Problems Setting Up the Printer or Installing Software Problems with Printing Problems Getting Good Print Quality Problems with Paper Feeding Solving Miscellaneous Printout Problems...

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    Where To Get Help EPSON Technical Support EPSON Store REQUIREMENTS AND NOTICES System Requirements Windows Macintosh ENERGY STAR Compliance Important Safety Instructions Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions Legal Notices FCC Compliance Statement Declaration of Conformity Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty INDEX...

  • Page 6: Welcome

    Welcome! Your EPSON Stylus Photo 2000P comes with a variety of materials to help you get the most from your printer. See the following sections: “About Your Documentation” below “Viewing Your Electronic Reference Guide” on page 2 “Watching Printer Movies” on page 4...

  • Page 7: Viewing Your Electronic Reference Guide

    Viewing Your Electronic Reference Guide Your printer software CD-ROM includes an electronic Reference Guide for your printer. The manual is in HTML format, so you need a browser—such as Internet Explorer 3.0 or later or Netscape Navigator a different browser, the pages may not display correctly. (A browser is not included on the printer software CD-ROM.)

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    If you copied the manual to your hard drive, you can access it at any time, as follows: Windows: Select Start Programs Macintosh: Open the EPSON Stylus Photo 2000P Reference Guide When you first open the Reference Guide, you see this screen: Click here to expand the...

  • Page 9: Watching Printer Movies

    Your printer software CD-ROM includes two printer movies that give you a quick and easy overview on using EPSON papers with your printer. (The movies show you how to load both single sheets and rolls of paper.) To watch the movies, follow these steps: 1.

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    As you watch the movie, you can turn the narration and music on or off, pause the movie, or move forward or back to replay a scene. play back voice on/off pause forward music on/off...

  • Page 12: Printing From Start To Finish

    Follow the instructions in these sections: “Printing with Windows” below “Printing on a Macintosh” on page 13 If you’re already familiar with EPSON ink jet printing, you can skip ahead to: “Making Advanced Settings” on page 18 “Getting the Colors You Expect” on page 20 “Using EPSON Papers and Envelopes”...

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    If this is your first time printing, be sure to use one of the papers included in the EPSON Photo Quality Media Pack that came with your printer. See page 22 for tips on loading and printing with the paper.

  • Page 14: Making Basic Printer Settings

    Making Basic Printer Settings After you create your document in an application, such as Adobe need to make certain printer settings to ensure that your images look as good on paper as they do on the screen. From the File menu, click...

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    Set the Ink option to document or photo. The selected when printing sepia and toned black-and-white images. (The EPSON Stylus Photo 2000P is not recommended for neutral black-and-white photography.) For a black text document, click Set the Mode option to on all types of paper.

  • Page 16: Making Paper Settings

    Then select It’s a good idea to check your settings before printing. Some applications can override your printer’s Paper Size and Orientation settings. If so, you may have to reapply these settings before printing. For details on other options—such as printing on custom paper sizes and choosing image orientation—see your electronic Reference Guide (described on page 2).

  • Page 17: Starting The Print Job

    Does not appear if you’re printing over a network For more advanced printer settings, see pages 18 through 20. For more information on printing—for example, previewing your printout or adding a watermark—see your electronic Reference Guide (described on page 2).

  • Page 18: Keeping The Settings You Use Most Often

    Keeping the Settings You Use Most Often The printer settings you make apply only to the application you’re currently using. If you usually print one type of document in different applications—for example, Premium Semigloss Photo Paper with no margins—you can change the default printer settings for all your programs.

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    If this is your first time printing, be sure to use one of the papers included in the EPSON Photo Quality Media Pack that came with your printer. See page 22 for tips on loading and printing with the paper.

  • Page 20: Making Paper Settings

    Making Paper Settings After creating your document in an application, such as Photoshop, you’re ready to print it using your EPSON printer. From the File menu, click box: Make the following selections on the page setup dialog box (your dialog box may look...

  • Page 21: Making Basic Printer Settings

    25. Set the Ink option to document or photo. The and toned black-and-white images. (The EPSON Stylus Photo 2000P is not recommended for neutral black-and-white photography.) To print a black text document, click Set the Mode option to on all types of paper.

  • Page 22: Starting The Print Job

    If you turned on background printing in the Chooser, you can select from the Application menu at the right side of the menu bar to check the Monitor3 progress of your print job. You see the EPSON Monitor3 dialog box: Click to pause printing Click on the...

  • Page 23: Making Advanced Settings

    Making Advanced Settings Your printer software includes powerful features that let you improve the appearance of digital images and control your printer’s use of color. See the following sections: “Enhancing Digital Photos” below “Using Preset Project Types” on page 19 “Customizing Your Print Settings”...

  • Page 24: Using Preset Project Types

    Using Preset Project Types Your printer software includes project types with preset printing options. This lets you quickly select the best settings for your particular type of document, or select a color-matching method for your project. To use this feature, set the Mode option to your printer settings dialog box.

  • Page 25: Getting The Colors You Expect

    Getting the Colors You Expect Here are some tips for getting accurate color reproduction from your printer. For more information, visit the EPSON web site at www.epson.com. If you’re using an Adobe product, such as Photoshop, check the Adobe web site at www.adobe.com for more tips.

  • Page 26: Using Color Management Profiles

    If you use a profile but leave your printer’s color management features turned on, your colors won’t be correct. To turn off color management, follow these steps: 1.

  • Page 27: Using Epson Papers And Envelopes

    To show you how much difference EPSON paper can make, we’ve included some free samples. Check out the EPSON Photo Quality Media Pack that came with your printer. Instructions for printing on the samples and on envelopes are given in the following sections.

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    Archival Matte Paper Archival Matte Paper has a professional-looking, flat matte finish for printing photos, graphics, and digital fine art on a smooth, non-glossy surface. Keep the following in mind when printing on this paper: Always load it with the whiter side face-up. Load up to 20 letter-size sheets at a time.

  • Page 29: Printing On Envelopes

    Watercolor Paper–Radiant White Watercolor Paper–Radiant White has the look and feel of textured watercolor papers typically used by artists. Photographs printed on this paper have a soft watercolor tone. Keep the following in mind when printing on this paper: The whiter, smoother side is the printable side of the page. Always load this paper with the printable side face-up.

  • Page 30: Choosing The Correct Media Type Setting

    EPSON matte type papers; 140 years or more using compatible EPSON Premium photo papers. Images printed on other EPSON papers won’t last as long, but can be preserved for many years if properly cared for.

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    Color stability varies with lighting conditions, color intensity, color range, and print media. Using the guidelines above, your EPSON photo prints can keep your memories alive for many years. EPSON’s lightfast tests were conducted by placing the printed image...

  • Page 32: Using Roll Paper

    EPSON Store. Use only papers specifically designed for the EPSON Stylus Photo 2000P. Other EPSON papers may not work as well with your printer. Traditional fine art papers may deposit dust or fibers in your printer and cause its feeding mechanism to malfunction.

  • Page 33: Loading Roll Paper

    Use the plastic sheet included with your printer to prevent your hands from marring the printable surface. (Or you can just use a folded sheet of paper.) 3. Remove the printer’s paper support and install the roll paper holder in the same mounting slots.

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    E load/eject button for three seconds. Then turn the printer off, remove the paper, and turn the printer back on to reset it. When reloading, make sure the end is cut straight and not curled or damaged. If necessary, re-trim the paper as shown in step 1.)

  • Page 35: Printing On Roll Paper

    1. Open your image in an application such as Photoshop. 2. Size your image so that it fits onto the paper you’ve loaded in the printer. For example, if you want to print edge-to-edge, use your application to adjust the image size so that it’s at least as wide as the paper.

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    You see your printer’s Properties dialog box: 5. Click the tab, if Main necessary. Select the correct Media Type setting for your paper. (If you’re not sure which setting to use, see “Choosing the Correct Media Type Setting” on page 25.)

  • Page 37: Macintosh Instructions

    1. Open your image in an application such as Photoshop. 2. Size your image so that it fits onto the paper you’ve loaded in the printer. For example, if you want to print edge-to-edge, use your application to adjust the image size so that it’s at least as wide as the paper.

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    Cut Sheet Mode, then click the Print page frame checkbox. 5. Click 6. Select from the File menu. You see your printer settings dialog box: Print Select the correct Media Type setting for your paper...

  • Page 39: Removing And Storing Roll Paper

    If you wish to make a dividing line between print jobs, press the E load/eject button. The printer prints a small line on the roll paper to show you where to cut it and feeds the paper forward. Press the E load/eject button again; the paper automatically moves back into the correct position before printing.

  • Page 40: Printing On Paper Cut From A Roll

    (Or you can just use a folded sheet of paper.) 3. Remove the printer’s paper support and insert the cut sheet, printable side up, as far as it will go. Slide the left edge guide against the paper.

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    If the paper doesn’t come out easily, hold down the E load/eject button for three seconds. Then remove the paper and turn the printer off and back on to reset it. When reloading, make sure the end is cut straight and not curled or damaged.

  • Page 42: Maintaining Your Printer

    “Using the Control Panel to Clean the Print Head” on page 39. 2. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and both the B black and A color ink out lights are off. (If an ink out light is flashing, replace the ink...

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    3. If you have an application running, access the printer settings dialog box as described on page 9 (Windows) or page 16 (Macintosh). Or, with Windows, click your EPSON Stylus Photo 2000P Document Defaults Windows 2000). 4. Windows: Click the Macintosh: Click the button.

  • Page 44: Examining The Nozzle Check Pattern

    Using the Control Panel to Clean the Print Head If your printer is connected over a network, you have to use the control panel to clean the print head. (If the printer is connected directly to your computer, it’s better to use the head cleaning utility as described above.)

  • Page 45: Replacing An Ink Cartridge

    Use these EPSON ink cartridges within six months of installing them and before the expiration date on the package: Region U.S.

  • Page 46: Removing And Installing Ink Cartridges

    Follow these steps to replace ink cartridges: 1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing (the Ppower light should be on, but not flashing). 2. Check the B black and A color ink out lights to see which ink cartridge you need to replace.

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    6. Unwrap the new ink cartridge. Then remove the yellow tape seal on top. You must remove the yellow tape from the top of the cartridge or you will permanently damage it. Don’t pull off any other part of the label or try to remove the clear seal underneath the cartridge.

  • Page 48: Aligning The Print Head

    Aligning the Print Head If your printouts contain jagged characters or misaligned vertical lines, you may need to align the print head. Your printer must be connected to a local port, not on a network, to use the Print Head Alignment utility.

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    2. If you have an application running, access the printer settings dialog box as described on page 9 (Windows) or page 16 (Macintosh). Or, with Windows, click your EPSON Stylus Photo 2000P in Windows NT or Defaults 3. Windows: Click the Macintosh: Click the 4.

  • Page 50: Cleaning The Printer

    You can clean the rollers using the cleaning tool that came with your printer (or you can just use cotton swabs). Follow these steps: 1. Plug in the printer, but make sure it’s turned off and the Ppower light is not on. 2. Place several sheets of plain paper in the printer.

  • Page 51: Transporting The Printer

    Keep the printer level as you transport it. After transporting it, remove the tape securing the print head and test your printer. If you notice a decline in print quality, clean the print head (see page 37) or align the print head (see page 43).

  • Page 52: Problem Solving

    Then see “Problems and Solutions” on page 51 for solutions to common setup, software, print quality, and paper feeding problems. It’s a good idea to check EPSON’s web site periodically for possible updates to your printer driver. Visit http://www.epson.com and check the section for your product to see if there is a new driver available, free of charge, for downloading to your computer.

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    Turn off the printer, open the cover, and check inside for any jammed paper. Then turn the printer back on. If the lights still flash and come on, contact your dealer or EPSON; see page 59 for information. When all the lights flash, your printer may have an internal error. Make sure you removed all the packing material as described on the Start Here poster in your printer box.

  • Page 54: Running A Printer Check

    If the check page doesn’t print, you may have a problem with your printer. Try the suggestions in “Problems and Solutions” beginning on page 51. If nothing seems to work, contact your dealer or EPSON as described on page 59.

  • Page 55: Identifying Printer Parts

    Identifying Printer Parts If you need help identifying the parts of the printer, refer to these illustrations: paper support extension sheet feeder left edge guide ink cartridge holders (not removable) paper support right edge guide printer cover output tray output tray extensions...

  • Page 56: Problems And Solutions

    Problems and Solutions Here are some troubleshooting tips if you have any problems setting up your printer, installing software, getting good print quality, feeding paper, or other problems. Problems Setting Up the Printer or Installing Software The printer started making noise after ink cartridge installation.

  • Page 57: Problems With Printing

    If you’re printing on a network, you need to set up your printer for network printing, as described in your electronic Reference Guide. The printer looks and sounds as though it’s printing, but nothing...

  • Page 58: Problems Getting Good Print Quality

    Color the Ink setting; this provides smoother gradations in grayscale images. Make sure you’re using one of the EPSON papers designed for your printer. Set the Quality/Speed slider to the setting in your printer Quality software; see page 9 (Windows) or page 16 (Macintosh).

  • Page 59

    Make sure your paper meets the specifications in the electronic Reference Guide. Use only EPSON papers that are compatible with your printer to ensure proper absorption of EPSON Archival inks. Other papers may not be compatible and could cause ink bleeding or pooling.

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    D50 light source. You see colored hues in the gray parts of a black-and-white photograph. On the EPSON Stylus Photo 2000P, grayscale images look best when printed in color mode. Color mode provides the smoothest gradations, but may make some hues noticeable.

  • Page 61: Problems With Paper Feeding

    “Loading Roll Paper” on page 28. Paper jams inside the printer. Press the E load/eject button, turn off your printer, open the cover, and remove all the paper that’s inside, including any small pieces that may have torn off.

  • Page 62: Solving Miscellaneous Printout Problems

    Solving Miscellaneous Printout Problems The margins are incorrect. Make sure you’ve selected the correct paper size in your printer settings. See page 11 (Windows) or page 15 (Macintosh). Check your application’s instructions on selecting the correct margins for your paper size.

  • Page 63: Uninstalling Printer Software

    Uninstalling Printer Software If you need to uninstall and then reinstall your printer software, as when upgrading your computer’s operating system, follow these steps: Uninstalling Windows Software 1. Double-click 2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs program list. 3. For Windows 2000: Click...

  • Page 64: Where To Get Help

    For help using any other software on your system, see the documentation for that software for technical support information. EPSON Technical Support EPSON provides technical assistance 24 hours a day through the electronic support services and automated telephone services listed in the following table: Service...

  • Page 65: Epson Store

    Description of the problem EPSON Store You can purchase ink cartridges, paper, manuals, and accessories from EPSON at (800) 873-7766 or by visiting the EPSON Store at www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.

  • Page 66: Requirements And Notices

    Requirements and Notices This section contains your printer’s system requirements and warranty. It also includes important safety instructions that you should follow when using your printer. System Requirements Windows To use your printer and its software, your system should have: ®...

  • Page 67: Macintosh

    Be sure to follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer. Do not place the printer on an unstable surface or near a radiator or heating vent or in direct sunlight. Use only the type of power source indicated on the printer’s label.

  • Page 68: Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions

    If you remove an ink cartridge for later use, be sure to 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 69: Legal Notices

    Do not put your hand inside the printer or touch the cartridge during printing. Do not move the print head by hand; otherwise you may damage the printer. Before transporting the printer, make sure the print head is capped in the far right position and the ink cartridges are in place.

  • Page 70: 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 EPSON AMERICA, INC. Located at: MS: 6-43 3840 Kilroy Airport Way Long Beach, CA 90806-2469...

  • Page 71: Epson America, Inc. Limited Warranty

    If your printer is being repaired, Epson will direct you to send your printer to Epson or its authorized service center.The printer will be fixed and sent back to you. You are responsible for packing the printer and for shipping costs to and from the Epson authorized service center.

  • Page 72: Index

    EPSON Monitor3, 17 Faint images, 54 FCC Statement, 64 Flip Horizontal setting, 57 Gamma setting, 20 Grainy printouts, 53 Graph setting, 19 Head Cleaning utility, 37 to 38 Help, EPSON, 59 to 60 High Speed setting, 52 High-resolution images, 52, 55...

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    13 to 17 system requirements, 62 USB, 62 Maintaining printer, 37 to 46 Margins, incorrect, 56, 57 Media Pack, EPSON, 22 Media Type setting, 10, 16, 25 Metamerism, 21 Mirror images, 57 Mode setting, 10, 16...

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    Problems installing software, 51 miscellaneous, 57 paper feeding, 56 print quality, 53 to 55 printing, 52 setting up printer, 51 Profiles, color, 21 Progress Meter, 12 Project types, custom, 19 Quality/Speed setting, 10, 16 Reference Guide, 2 to 4 Reinstalling software, 58...

  • Page 75

    Warranty, 66 Watercolor Paper-Radiant White, 24 Watermark, 12, 17 Windows default settings, 13 printer status, 12 printing on roll paper, 30 to 32 printing on single sheets, 7 to 12 system requirements, 61 USB, 58, 61 World Wide Web, 59...

  • Page 76

    EPSON Ink Jet Papers Use EPSON paper and inks to get the same photo quality results that earn EPSON printers all of their awards! These EPSON papers are specially designed to work with the EPSON Stylus Photo 2000P printer. When your images are printed with EPSON ™...

  • Page 77: How To Order Epson Ink And Paper

    How to Order EPSON Ink and Paper To order EPSON ink cartridges and paper, or to find out about new types of paper designed for your printer, visit the EPSON Store at www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales only). You can also contact your dealer or call EPSON at (800) 873-7766. In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.

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