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Important Information for
EPSON Stylus

Printing with Macintosh

For optimal printing performance, check these settings before you print:
Make sure you set the Background Printing option to
in the Adobe
In addition, open the File menu and select
Raster Spool Mode
If you use the N-Up setting, be sure to select
drag and drop the file you created to the EPSON Stylus RIP Server
to print.
Printing in Windows
EPSON Stylus RIP does not support the optional lower paper tray. You
should always load paper in the upper tray or load it manually.
EPSON Stylus is a registered trademark of SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION.
Copyright © 1999 by Epson America, Inc.
CPD 9387
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PostScript
8.5.1 printer driver.
is turned off (the box should be unchecked).
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95 and 98
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RIP Users
Preferences
Print to File
Background
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  • Page 1: Printing With Macintosh

    In addition, open the File menu and select Raster Spool Mode If you use the N-Up setting, be sure to select drag and drop the file you created to the EPSON Stylus RIP Server to print. Printing in Windows EPSON Stylus RIP does not support the optional lower paper tray. You should always load paper in the upper tray or load it manually.

  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Where To Get Help Setting Up Your Printer EPSON USB/Parallel Adapter EPSON Stylus RIP Aligning the Print Head Connecting Your Printer with the EPSON USB/Parallel Adapter Installing Your Software Uninstalling Your Software Configuring for a Network Macintosh Users Windows 98 Users...

  • Page 3: About This Supplement

    Macintosh and Microsoft Additional options and consumables • See your Setup Guide and Reference Guide for detailed information about setting up your printer, using the EPSON driver and utilities, printing on special media, troubleshooting, and maintaining your printer. ® Pro 5000 Setup Guide and Reference Guide. It ®...

  • Page 4: Macintosh System Requirements

    Update 1.1. To find out which operating system your iMac is running, select About This Computer in the Apple menu. At least 16MB of available RAM for the EPSON Stylus RIP • software (20MB or more is recommended), in addition to the RAM needed by your operating system and other applications.

  • Page 5: Windows System Requirements

    To set up a Macintosh as a client on a network using the EPSON Stylus RIP, your system must have the following minimum configuration: Macintosh Centris, • Macintosh G3 series, or iMac series Ethernet AppleTalk • the EPSON Stylus RIP print server 16MB RAM (32MB or more recommended) •...

  • Page 6: Year 2000 Ready

    (562) 276-1305 in the U.S. or (905) 709-2567 in Canada. Toll or long distance charges may apply. Before you call, make sure you have your Unit ID number, which is included with the EPSON Preferred Protection Plan that comes with your printer. to 8...

  • Page 7

    Service EPSON SoundAdvice EPSON FaxAdvice EPSON Referral Service For the location of your nearest Authorized You can purchase ink cartridges, paper, manuals, and accessories from EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766 (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.

  • Page 8: Setting Up Your Printer

    Using the standard driver is also a good way to ensure that your computer and printer are connected and working properly. See your EPSON Stylus RIP User’s Guide that comes with the EPSON Stylus RIP for more information. ®...

  • Page 9: Aligning The Print Head

    Aligning the Print Head After you have unpacked and set up your printer, you need to run a print check and align the print head. To use the utility from your printer software, see pages 8-37 through 8-41 in your Reference Guide.

  • Page 10: Connecting Your Printer With The Epson Usb/parallel Adapter

    USB port. If you’re using a USB hub, plug the hub into the USB port on your computer, then plug the USB end of the EPSON USB/Parallel Adapter into an available port on the hub. If you have more than one hub, connect the EPSON USB/Parallel Adapter into the first hub.

  • Page 11: Installing Your Software

    Setup Guide for instructions. The instructions apply to both Windows 95 and 98. Follow the steps below to install your non-PostScript printer driver on a Macintosh using the EPSON USB/Parallel Adapter. NOTE: If your iMac is running OS 8.1, you need to update your operating system before installing your printer software.

  • Page 12

    If the printer doesn’t work correctly, uninstall the printer software as described in the next section. Make sure the EPSON USB/Parallel Adapter is securely connected, then reinstall the EPSON printer software as described on page 9.

  • Page 13: Uninstalling Your Software

    Uninstalling Your Software To uninstall your non-PostScript printer driver in Windows 98, follow the instructions in “Uninstalling the Printer Software (Windows 95)” on page 8-42 in your Reference Guide. The instructions apply to both Windows 95 and 98. For Macintosh users, follow these steps: 1.

  • Page 14: Configuring For A Network

    Macintosh Users To set up the printer so that you can use it on an AppleTalk network, you need an optional EPSON Ethernet interface card for your printer.

  • Page 15: Windows 98 Users

    Windows 98 Users If your computer is on a Windows 98 network and you want other users to share the printer connected to it, you need to set up the system connected to the printer (host system) so the printer can be shared and define a path to the printer on each client computer.

  • Page 16

    , then click the Network button. I want to be able to allow others to print to checkbox and click EPSON Stylus Pro 5000 on the File menu. radio button. Then enter a Share Shared As Control Pane File and Print...

  • Page 17: Setting Up Client Systems

    To print from DOS applications as well as Windows applications, click the Capture Printer Port button instead of Add Port. Select the printer port in the Device list, then specify its network path. Select Reconnect at logon, then click OK.

  • Page 18: Options And Consumables

    FireWire, USB, serial, or parallel interfaces. EPSON RS-5000 Fiery EPSON and EFI standalone Fiery LX RIP (C850071) for the EPSON Stylus Pro 5000. It gives you the power to simultaneously spool, RIP, and print jobs over your entire network, plus complete WebTools ™...

  • Page 19: Epson Professional Quality Media

    Mode only (three available slots). Any extra memory buffer can be used for client-free printing of multiple copies only. However, not all resolutions support multiple-copy mode. Memory for the EPSON Stylus Pro 5000 is not available through EPSON; contact your reseller for information. ®...

  • Page 20

    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 21: Epson Stylus Pro

    P r i n t e r G u i d e ® ® EPSON Stylus Pro 5000 Printed on recycled paper with at least 10% post-consumer content.

  • Page 22

    Copyright © 1998 by Epson America, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of .

  • Page 23

    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.

  • Page 24

    Setting the Paper Tray Levers Paper Tray Tips Loading Paper in the Optional Lower Tray Using the Front Manual Feed Slot Using the Rear Manual Feed Slot Printing on EPSON Paper and Film Printing Tips for EPSON Media 1-14 1-15 2-10...

  • Page 25

    Table of Contents Chapter 3: Monitoring the Printer ___________________ Responding to the Control Panel Lights Clearing Paper Jams Chapter 4: Maintaining and Transporting the Printer Running a Cleaning Cycle Running a Printer Check Replacing an Ink Cartridge Cleaning the Paper Paths...

  • Page 26: Introduction

    (application-specific integrated circuits) ensure consistent printing and color accuracy from job to job and printer to printer. EPSON’s quick-drying CMYK inks print in rich, vibrant colors on a variety of substrates, from plain papers to proofing grade media. Individual, high-capacity ink cartridges with auto ink-level detection provide increased productivity, east of use, and low per-copy printing costs.

  • Page 27: How To Use Your Manuals

    PostScript printing services to clients. • The RS 5000 Color Printing Guide provides an introduction to the basics of color theory and printing to the EPSON Stylus Pro 5000. It includes practical color printing tips and application-specific instructions for Macintosh and Windows.

  • Page 28: Using This Printer Guide

    Appendix A describes how to switch paper tray covers, if you want to use the optional lower paper tray in the standard paper tray slot. Appendix B provides the technical details on your printer, ink cartridges, and EPSON media. An Index is included at the end of the book.

  • Page 29: Where To Get Help

    8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity. Modem speed can be up to 28.8 Kbps. Members of CompuServe can type GO EPSON at the menu prompt to reach the Epson America Forum. For a free introductory CompuServe membership, call (800) 848-8199 and ask for representative #529.

  • Page 30: Energy Star Compliance

    5 ENERGY STAR Compliance You can purchase ink cartridges, paper and other substrates, manuals, accessories, and parts from EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766 (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral. ENERGY STAR Compliance As an ENERGY STAR Partner, EPSON has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency.

  • Page 31: Important Safety Instructions

    • Turn off and unplug the printer and RIP before cleaning. Clean with a damp cloth only. Do not spill liquid on the printer or RIP. • Do not place the printer or RIP on an unstable surface or near a radiator or heating vent.

  • Page 32

    Even if you are familiar with other types of printers, be sure to read through the following list of precautions before operating your ink jet printer: • Do not put your hand inside the printer or touch the print head during printing. Do not move the print head by hand.

  • Page 33: Chapter 1: Setting Up The Printer

    1-1 Unpacking the Printer To set up your EPSON Stylus Pro 5000, you need to unpack it and install the paper Chapter 1: tray(s) and ink cartridges. Then you need to load paper, run a printer check, and align Setting Up the print head.

  • Page 34

    1. Follow the instructions on the Notice Sheet to remove the tape and protective materials. Save all packaging so you can use it if you need to transport the printer later. 2. Locate the printer on a flat, stable surface near a grounded outlet.

  • Page 35: Installing The Optional Lower Paper Cassette

    1. Unpack the cassette and paper tray. Follow the illustrated sheet in the box to remove the tape and protective materials. 2. Place the cassette where you want to use the printer, with the paper tray slot facing forward. 3. Place your printer on top of the cassette as shown:...

  • Page 36

    If you need to move the printer after you attach the cassette, see the illustration below. Have one person on each side of the printer hold the bottom of the cassette at the depression.

  • Page 37: Installing The Paper Tray

    1-5 Installing the Paper Tray Installing the Paper Tray Insert the paper tray into the slots at the front of the printer as shown below: Be careful not to touch the black pad at the right end of the paper tray.

  • Page 38

    1-6 Setting Up the Printer 2. Open the left and right ink cartridge compartment doors. the specified ink color: black cyan 3. Open one of the ink cartridge packages. ARNING If ink gets in your eyes, flush them immediately with water.

  • Page 39

    Never turn off the printer when the P AUTION if the light is still flashing after 15 minutes and the printer is not moving or making noise, you may turn off the printer. The P light stops flashing when the ink charging process is finished.

  • Page 40: Loading Paper

    1-8 Setting Up the Printer Loading Paper Your EPSON Stylus Pro 5000 printer has four paper paths: two for the manual feed slots, one for the standard paper tray, and one for the optional lower paper cassette. See Chapter 2 for instructions on using the manual feed slots.

  • Page 41

    1-9 Loading Paper 3. Raise the paper guide roller if available. with paper guide roller Not all printers come with a paper guide roller. If yours doesn’t have one, skip to step 5. 4. Slide the switch to the roller position that matches the paper size you are loading.

  • Page 42

    1-10 Setting Up the Printer 5. If you’re using legal-size or larger paper, release the extension lock and pull out the paper tray extension completely. 6. Slide both edge guides out as far as they will go. 7. Fan a stack of paper and then even the edges.

  • Page 43

    1-11 Loading Paper 8. Load the stack of paper with the printable surface down and the right edge of the paper resting against the right side of the paper tray. Make sure the stack lies flat on the bottom of the tray. Don’t load paper above the arrow mark inside the left edge guide.

  • Page 44

    1-12 Setting Up the Printer 10. Close the paper guide roller if necessary. If your printer doesn’t have one, go to step 11. 11. Close the paper tray cover. (If you pulled out the paper tray extension, slide out the cover extension before you close the cover.) 12.

  • Page 45

    The cards help all users to be aware of what’s in the printer at a glance, and prevent anyone from inadvertently changing the lever settings. See Chapter 2 for more information about...

  • Page 46: Running A Printer Check

    1-14 Setting Up the Printer Running a Printer Check You can use the printer check to make sure that your printer is operating correctly. Running the check before you connect the printer to the RIP verifies that the printer itself is functioning.

  • Page 47: Aligning The Print Head

    Aligning the Print Head Before you use the printer, you should align the print head to ensure accurate, clean printouts. Make sure the printer is turned off, and it has paper in the standard paper tray. O ALIGN THE PRINT HEAD 1.

  • Page 48

    • Pattern #3: magenta H ink out light on • Pattern #4: yellow H ink out light on 4. Press the Eject button to enter your selection. The printer prints seven patterns, similar to the ones below. The paper tray lights turn on and the P Operate 5.

  • Page 49

    1-17 Aligning the Print Head 6. Press the Cleaning button to enter your selection. The printer returns to the print head alignment mode. 7. If other numbered patterns in step 1 are misaligned, repeat steps 2 through 6. 8. When you’re finished aligning the print head, press the save the alignment setting and turn off the printer.

  • Page 50: Chapter 2: Printing On Various Substrates

    2-1 Selecting a Paper Path Your EPSON Stylus Pro 5000 prints on a variety of substrates, from plain paper to Chapter 2: high-quality coated and glossy media. With four paths to choose from (if you have the Printing on optional lower cassette), you can use paper from 4 × 6 inches to 13 × 19 inches. The Various straight-through manual feed slot lets you print on stock up to 200 lb.

  • Page 51: Using The Standard And Optional Paper Trays

    2-2 Printing on Various Substrates The following table indicates the substrate sizes you can print from the four paper paths: Substrate sizes and paper paths Half letter/A5 or less Executive × (7.5 10 in.) Letter/A4 Letter/A4 landscape Legal Ledger/tabloid/A3/B × 17 in.) Super A3/B ×...

  • Page 52: Setting The Paper Tray Levers

    This helps all users to be aware of what’s in the printer at a glance, and also prevents anyone from inadvertently changing the lever positions. The following table identifies the media type settings for EPSON media and similar substrates: Media type lever settings...

  • Page 53

    1-8. The trays can hold 250 sheets of plain paper (24 lb bond, for example). Follow the guidelines for tray capacities on page 2-11 when you use EPSON media or similar substrates. 2. Set the media type and paper size levers according to the guidelines in the tables above.

  • Page 54: Paper Tray Tips

    • Place the printable side of the paper face-down in the tray. If you’re using preprinted paper, such as letterhead or forms, load it with the top edge leading into the printer. • Load paper before you send your print job. If the paper runs out during a print job, you can have the printer automatically switch to the other tray.

  • Page 55: Loading Paper In The Optional Lower Tray

    If you use paper longer than letter size in the lower tray, pull out the tray and cover extensions of the upper paper tray, so your printouts will be supported when they come out of the printer. To print on paper in the lower tray, make sure you select it (or select Auto) in your...

  • Page 56: Using The Front Manual Feed Slot

    You can load one sheet at a time, with the printable side face-down. O FEED PAPER THROUGH THE FRONT MANUAL SLOT 1. Make sure the printer is turned on. 2. If you’re using paper longer than letter size, pull out the paper tray extension and cover extension.

  • Page 57: Using The Rear Manual Feed Slot

    2-8 Printing on Various Substrates The printer automatically feeds the paper, and it starts printing when it receives a print job. 4. If the sheet doesn’t eject completely, press the Eject button. Using the Rear Manual Feed Slot Use this slot when you need a straight-through paper path. You can feed substrates of all sizes and weights through the rear manual slot, one sheet at a time, up to 44 inches long and up to 200 lb.

  • Page 58

    5. Align the right edge of the paper with the edge guide and insert the paper in the slot, printable side up, until it meets resistance. If you’re using a long or heavy substrate, you may need to hold the sheet until the printer starts to feed it. edge guide...

  • Page 59: Printing On Epson Paper And Film

    EPSON Stylus Pro 5000. EPSON media, which is specially formulated for the inks used in your printer, ensure high-quality results. The following table lists the product codes for the available sizes of EPSON media most commonly used with your printer. The name on the media package may be different from the name shown in this table;...

  • Page 60: Printing Tips For Epson Media

    EPSON also provides specialty media for ink jet printers, including card stock, adhesive sheets, transparencies, and photo paper. For more information about ordering and using this media, call EPSON Accessories at (800) 873-7766 (U.S. sales only). In Canada, please call (800) 873-7766 for dealer referral.

  • Page 61

    Remember to place sheets printable side down in the paper trays and front manual feed slot, and printable side up when you use the rear manual feed slot. Some EPSON special media have cut corners to help you determine the correct loading position for...

  • Page 62: Chapter 3: Monitoring The Printer

    3-1 Responding to the Control Panel Lights The EPSON Stylus Pro 5000 includes a number of utilities for monitoring the Chapter 3: printer’s status. In addition to software utilities, the printer’s control panel lights alert Monitoring you when a problem occurs or your consumables run out. This chapter covers the...

  • Page 63

    Make sure print option settings match the lever settings. Press the Eject button to force print. Turn off the printer and check inside for pieces of paper or foreign objects. Turn off the printer and contact EPSON as described in the Introduction.

  • Page 64: Clearing Paper Jams

    3-3 Clearing Paper Jams Clearing Paper Jams If the three paper lights on the printer’s control panel are flashing, you have a paper jam. Follow as many of the steps below as necessary to clear the paper path. After you have removed the jammed paper, go to step 9.

  • Page 65

    6. Open the paper path cover, and if necessary, open the paper guide inside. 7. Gently pull out the jammed paper. If the jammed paper comes out, replace the paper tray, turn the printer back on, and press the button to make sure paper is feeding properly.

  • Page 66

    3-5 Clearing Paper Jams 8. Open the printer cover. Gently pull out the jammed paper. Never reach into the printer when it is turned on. Remove paper carefully ARNING to avoid damaging any of the cables. 9. After you have removed the jammed paper, replace the paper trays, close the covers, and turn the printer back on.

  • Page 67: Chapter 4: Maintaining And Transporting The Printer

    4-1 Running a Cleaning Cycle Your EPSON Stylus Pro 5000 requires very little maintenance to keep working at its Chapter 4: best. This chapter describes the following routine procedures: Maintaining • Running a cleaning cycle Transporting • Running a printer operation check the Printer •...

  • Page 68: Running A Printer Check

    Chapter 5. Running a Printer Check You can use the printer check to verify that your printer is operating correctly, and also to make sure the print head nozzles are clean. You can run the check without having the printer connected to the RIP. This verifies that the printer itself is operating correctly.

  • Page 69: Replacing An Ink Cartridge

    AUTION do not refill them. Other products may cause damage to your printer not covered by EPSON’s warranty. Always leave the empty cartridge installed in the printer until you are ready to replace it with a new one. Use only the following EPSON ink cartridges: •...

  • Page 70

    4-4 Maintaining and Transporting the Printer O REPLACE AN INK CARTRIDGE 1. Make sure the printer is turned on, and determine which cartridge needs to be replaced by checking the control panel lights. 2. Open the appropriate ink cartridge compartment door.

  • Page 71

    4-5 Replacing an Ink Cartridge 5. Insert the ink cartridge with the arrow mark face-up and the arrow pointing toward the printer. To avoid injury, do not reach into the ink cartridge compartments. ARNING 6. Lower the clamp until it clicks into place.

  • Page 72: Cleaning The Paper Paths

    If a paper tray is not feeding properly, you can use a cleaning sheet to remove paper dust in the paper paths. Cleaning sheets are packed with some EPSON special media and are also available separately (order part number S041150).

  • Page 73: Cleaning The Printer

    4. If the outer case or the inside of the paper trays are dirty, clean them with a soft, clean cloth dampened with mild detergent. Keep the printer cover closed to prevent water from getting inside. 5. If the inside of the printer accidentally gets soiled with ink, wipe it off with a damp cloth.

  • Page 74: Transporting The Printer

    3. Turn off the printer and make sure the print head is in the home (far right) position, as shown below: If it’s not, turn the printer back on, wait until the head stops moving and is in the home position, then turn off the printer. After you turn it off, the P may flash for a while.

  • Page 75

    6. Remove the standard paper tray. If the optional lower paper cassette is installed, remove the lower tray. 7. Insert the protective materials you removed when you unpacked the printer. 8. If the optional lower paper cassette is installed, unscrew it and lift the printer off of the cassette.

  • Page 76

    To set up the printer after transporting it, follow the instructions in Chapter 1. Note the following: • The first time you print after transporting the printer, the print head nozzles may be clogged. You may need to run a cleaning cycle, as described on page 4-1.

  • Page 77: Chapter 5: Troubleshooting

    • Solving general printing problems • Solving paper problems Diagnosing Problems Your EPSON Stylus Pro 5000 proofing system includes a number of ways to help you diagnose problems: • To identify the most common problems, check the lights on the printer’s control panel.

  • Page 78: Improving Print Quality

    5-2 Troubleshooting Improving Print Quality You can often improve print quality by doing the following: • Run a cleaning cycle. See page 4-1 for instructions. • When you send a print job, match the Print Mode setting in your print options to the type of substrate you’re using.

  • Page 79

    Don’t load more than 30 sheets of glossy film in the tray. • If ink has leaked inside the printer, carefully clean it following the instructions on page 4-7.

  • Page 80: Solving General Printing Problems

    • The printer is plugged securely into a working electrical outlet that’s not controlled by a switch or timer. • The interface cable is securely connected to the printer and RIP and the RIP is turned on. If this happens:...

  • Page 81: Solving Paper Or Other Substrate Problems

    • Turn off the printer, open the cover, and check inside for pieces of paper or foreign objects. The P and paper • Turn off the printer, wait five seconds, and turn it on again. If the lights still Operate lights are flashing. flash or stay on, contact EPSON as described in the Introduction.

  • Page 82

    • Isn’t overloaded in the feeder. See Chapter 2 for guidelines. • Isn’t stuck together. • Isn’t jammed inside the printer. If all three paper out lights are flashing, paper may be jammed. See page 3-3. Then reload the paper or other substrate, making sure that: •...

  • Page 83: Appendix A: Switching Paper Trays

    You can switch the positions of the standard paper tray and optional lower tray. You Appendix A: may find this convenient if you have more than one printer with or without the lower Switching paper cassette. However, if you switch paper trays, you’ll also need to switch the tray Paper Trays covers, so that the manual feed guide is on the upper tray.

  • Page 84

    A-2 Switching Paper Trays 4. Remove the cover by lifting it up and toward you. The cover notches should slide easily off the paper tray posts. 5. Lower the other tray cover so that the notches slide straight down and fit on the posts.

  • Page 85

    A-3 Switching Paper Trays 6. Raise the cover up and make sure the notches click into place over the paper tray posts. 7. Close the paper tray cover.

  • Page 86: Appendix B: Specifications

    B-1 Printing Appendix B: Specifications Printing Printing method On-demand ink jet Nozzle configuration 64 nozzles Resolution Maximum 1440 dpi Print direction Bidirectional with logic seeking Control code ESC/P Raster Line spacing 1/6 inch (default), programmable in 1/360-inch increments Paper feed speed 79 milliseconds per 1/6-inch line black, cyan, magenta, yellow, light cyan, light magenta)

  • Page 87: Paper

    Photo quality A4 (210 297 mm) self adhesive sheets Paper types Plain bond paper and special ink jet papers distributed by EPSON 8.5 inches) Transparencies and glossy film distributed by EPSON Glossy paper distributed by EPSON Self adhesive sheets distributed by EPSON...

  • Page 88

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

  • Page 89

    B-4 Specifications Printable areas • Single sheets and ink jet cards The maximum printable width is 12.7 inches (416 mm). • Envelopes A: The minimum top margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm). B: The minimum left and right margins are 0.12 inch (3.0 mm). C: The minimum bottom margin is 0.55 inch (14.0 mm).

  • Page 90: Ink Cartridges

    ** Ink thaws and is usable after approximately 3 hours at 77 °F (25 °C). AUTION • To ensure good results, use genuine EPSON ink cartridges. Other products may cause damage to your printer not covered by EPSON’s warranty. • Don’t use an ink cartridge if the date on the package has expired.

  • Page 91: Mechanical

    B-6 Specifications Mechanical Paper feed method Friction Paper path Paper tray, front and rear manual feed slots, optional lower paper cassette Paper tray capacity 250 sheets of 17 lb (64 g/m Dimensions • Storage Width: 25.2 inches (640 mm) Depth: 17.3 inches (439 mm) maximum Height: 8.8 inches (224 mm) •...

  • Page 92: Electrical

    Specification Input voltage range Rated frequency range Input frequency range Rated current Power consumption Check the label on the back of the printer for your printer’s voltage. Environmental Temperature Operation: 50 to 95 °F (10 to 35 °C) Storage: –...

  • Page 93: Interfaces

    B-8 Specifications Interfaces Parallel interface The built-in parallel interface supports compatibility and ECP modes. Compatibility mode • Forward channel Data format: 8-bit parallel, IEEE-1284 compatibility mode Synchronization: Handshake timing: Signal level: TTL compatible Connector: 57-30360 Amphenol connector or equivalent • Reverse channel Transmission mode: IEEE-1284 Nibble mode Adaptable connector: 57-30360 Amphenol connector or equivalent Synchronization: Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification...

  • Page 94: Serial Interface

    B-9 Interfaces Serial interface Standard: Based on RS-423 Synchronization: Synchronous Bit rate: Approximately 1.8 Mbps Handshaking: X-ON/X-OFF, DTR protocol Word format: Data bit: 8 bits Parity bit: None Start bit: 1 bit Stop bit: 1 bit Connector: 8-pin mini-circular connector...

  • Page 95

    World Wide Web site, 4 Faint printouts, 5-3 Film, 2-10 to 2-12 Front manual feed slot, 2-7 to 2-8 Glossy film, 2-3, 2-10 to 2-12 Glossy paper, 2-3, 2-10 to 2-11 Grainy printouts, 5-3 Head, see Print head Help, EPSON, 4 to 5...

  • Page 96

    2-2 to 2-5 Nozzle check pattern, 1-14 to 1-15, 4-2 to 4-3 Panoramic paper, 2-2 Paper EPSON, 2-10 to 2-12 glossy, 2-10 to 2-12 jams, 3-2 to 3-5, 5-4 to 5-5 lights, 3-2, 5-4 to 5-5 loading in front manual slot,...

  • Page 97

    1-1 to 1-17 specifications, B-1 to B-9 testing, 1-14 to 1-15, 4-2 to 4-3 transporting, 4-8 to 4-10 unpacking, 1-1 to 1-2 Printer check, 1-14 to 1-15, 4-2 to 4-3 Printing specifications, B-1 Problems banding, 5-2 color, 5-3...

  • Page 98

    Switching paper tray covers, A-1 to A-3 Technical specifications, B-1 to B-9 Technical support, 4 to 5 Testing printer, 1-14 to 1-15, 4-2 to 4-3 Transparencies, 2-3, B-2 Transporting the printer, 4-8 to 4-10 Troubleshooting, 5-1 to 5-6 Voltage, B-7 World Wide Web site, EPSON, 4...

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