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    Color Ink Jet Printer Daily Use 4010987 XXX-00...

  • Page 2: Where To Find Information

    Where to Find Information Setup Guide This guide will help you set up and begin using your printer. It includes information on setting up your printer and installing the printer software. Daily Use Guide This guide provides information on daily printer operation.

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

  • Page 4: Declaration Of Conformity

    Model: Conforms to the following Directive(s) and Norm(s): Directive 89/336/EEC: Directive 73/23/EEC: September 1999 H. Horiuchi President of EPSON EUROPE B.V. SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION 3-5, Owa 3-chome, Suwa-shi, Nagano-ken 392-8502 Japan EPSON EUROPE B.V. Prof. J. H. Bavincklaan 5 1183...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Printing with Windows ......13 Printer Software Introduction ......13 Making Changes to Printer Driver Settings .

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    Troubleshooting ......52 Can not install the USB Printer Driver ....52 Error Indicators .

  • Page 7: Safety Instructions

    Do not use a damaged or frayed power cord. If you use an extension cord with the printer, make sure the total ampere rating of the devices plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the cord’s ampere rating. Also, make sure the total ampere rating of all devices plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the wall outlet’s ampere rating.

  • Page 8: A Few Precautions

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

  • Page 9: When Handling The Ink Cartridges

    When choosing a place for the printer Place the printer on a flat, stable surface that is larger than the printer. The printer will not operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle.

  • Page 10: Energy Star Compliance

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

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

  • Page 12: Warnings, Cautions, And Notes

    Warnings, Cautions, and Notes Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury. Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment. Notes contain important information and useful tips on the operation of your printer.

  • Page 13: Printer Parts And Functions

    Printer Parts and Functions Printer Parts and Control Panel Functions paper support paper support extension printer cover edge guides output tray sheet feeder output tray extension ink cartridge clamps adjust lever control panel...

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    On when the printer is on. Flashes when receiving data, printing, replacing an ink cartridge, charging ink, or cleaning the print head. On when the printer is out of paper. Load paper in the sheet feeder, then press the resume printing.

  • Page 15: Loading Special Paper

    When loading special paper distributed by EPSON, read the instruction sheets packed with your special media first and keep the following points in mind. For more details on using such media, see “Paper Handling”...

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    Loading capacity for envelopes and EPSON special media is explained below. Envelopes 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper and Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper Photo Quality Ink Jet Card, Ink Jet Note Card, and Ink Jet Greeting Card Photo Quality Glossy Film...

  • Page 17: Loading Envelopes

    * Take care not to print on support sheets loaded under special media. About special media cleaning sheets Cleaning sheets packaged with EPSON special media should not be used with this printer. The cleaning function performed by these sheets is not necessary with this type of printer, and the sheets could jam in the printer.

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    When the adjust lever is in the “+” position, make sure the High Speed setting in the printer driver’s Advanced dialog box is off. To turn this option off, you may also need to change the Print Quality setting. Load envelopes flap edge first with the flap side down, as shown in the illustration.

  • Page 19: Printing With Windows

    Printer Software Introduction The printer software includes a printer driver and printer utilities. The printer driver lets you choose from a wide variety of settings to get the best results from your printer. The printer utilities help you check the printer and keep it in top condition.

  • Page 20: Making Changes To Printer Driver Settings

    When you access the printer software from the Start menu, the settings you make apply to all of your Windows applications. From Windows applications 1. Open the File menu and choose Print or Print Setup. 2. Then click Printer, Setup, Options, or Properties.

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    Note: The Layout menu is available only for Windows 95, 98 and NT 4.0 users. The Mode options on the Main menu are arranged to give you four levels of control over the printer driver, as explained below. Automatic PhotoEnhance...

  • Page 22: Making The Media Type Setting

    On the Main menu, select the Media Type setting that matches the paper you loaded in the printer. Find your paper in the list below, then select a corresponding Media Type setting (shown in larger type).

  • Page 23: Plain Paper

    EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (A4) EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (Letter) EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (A3) EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (Super A3/B) EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper (A4) EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper (Letter)

  • Page 24: Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper

    EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Card (8 EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheet (A4) EPSON Ink Jet Note Cards A6 (with envelopes) EPSON Ink Jet Greeting Cards 5 x 8” (with envelopes) EPSON Ink Jet Greeting Cards 8 x 10” (with envelopes) Matte Paper-Heavyweight...

  • Page 25: Photo Paper

    EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A4) EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (Letter) EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A3) EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (Super A3/B) EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (B) EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A6) EPSON Photo Stickers 16 (A6)

  • Page 26: Using The Automatic Mode

    The availability of special media varies by location. Using the Automatic mode Note: If you are using Windows 3.1, see “Making changes to printer driver settings for Windows 3.1” on page 25. When Automatic is selected on the Main menu, the printer driver takes care of all detailed settings based on the current Media Type and Ink settings.

  • Page 27: Using The Photo Enhance Mode

    Most Windows applications feature paper size and page layout settings that override similar settings on the printer driver. However, if your application does not have these settings, verify the settings on the printer driver’s Paper menu. Using the Photo Enhance mode The Photo Enhance option provides a variety of image-correction settings that you can apply to your photo images before printing.

  • Page 28: Using The Custom Mode

    Using the Custom mode Note: If you are using Windows 3.1, see “Making changes to printer driver settings for Windows 3.1” on page 25. The Custom mode offers ready-made settings designed for printing text and graphs and for applying a color-matching method.

  • Page 29: Previewing Your Printout

    This option displays the previewed page at the maximum possible zoom ratio. Selecting this option will display a rectangle on the page being previewed. This rectangle is the printable area for the page. The printer cannot print anything which exceeds this rectangle.

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    Watermark Reset watermark settings Previous page Next page You can also manipulate the previewed document in the following ways: Select and preview individual pages. Reduce or enlarge the size of the preview. Select and print any or all pages. Apply watermarks. The watermark you select will appear in the previewed image.

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    Making changes to printer driver settings for Windows 3.1 Using the Automatic setting When Automatic is selected on the Main menu, the printer driver takes care of all detailed settings based on the current Media Type and Ink settings. To make the Ink setting, click Color to print in color, or Black to print in black-and-white or grayscale.

  • Page 32: Using The Custom Settings

    The Custom settings let you make a wide range of changes with a single click of the mouse. In the Custom settings list, you’ll find ready-made settings provided by EPSON designed to match a particular kind of printout, such as graphs and charts used in a presentation, or images taken by a digital camera.

  • Page 33: Getting Information Through Online Help

    Custom setting you select. See “Making the Media Type setting” on page 16. Getting Information Through Online Help Your printer software has an extensive online help feature, which provides you with instructions on printing, making printer driver settings, and using printer utilities.

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    Accessing help from Windows 95, 98 and NT 4.0 Click the Start button, point to Programs and Epson (for Windows 95 and 98) or EPSON Printers (for Windows NT 4.0), then click EPSON Stylus COLOR 1160 Help. The help contents window appears.

  • Page 35: Printing With Macintosh

    Printer Software Introduction The printer software includes a printer driver and printer utilities. The printer driver lets you choose from a wide variety of settings to get the best results from your printer. The printer utilities help you check the printer and keep it in top condition.

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    In the Print dialog box, select the Media Type setting that matches the paper you loaded in the printer. Find your paper in the list below, then select a corresponding Media Type setting (shown in larger type).

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    EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (A4) EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (Letter) EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (A3) EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (Super A3/B) EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper (A4) EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper (Letter)

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    EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Card (8 EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheet (A4) EPSON Ink Jet Note Cards A6 (with envelopes) EPSON Ink Jet Greeting Cards 5 x 8” (with envelopes) EPSON Ink Jet Greeting Cards 8 x 10” (with envelopes) Matte Paper-Heavyweight...

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    EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A4) EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (Letter) EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A3) EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (Super A3/B) EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (B) EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A6) EPSON Photo Stickers 16 (A6)

  • Page 40: Using The Automatic Settings

    Using the Automatic settings When Automatic is selected as the Mode option in the Print dialog box, the printer driver takes care of all detailed settings based on the current Media Type and Ink settings. To make the Ink setting, click Color to print in color, or Black to print in black-and-white or grayscale.

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    Note: This mode is available only when you are printing 24 or 32 bit Color Image. Printing with Photo Enhance selected may increase print time depending on your computer system and the amount of data contained in your image. The Photo Enhance mode provides the following settings. Standard People Nature...

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    Preview icon button in the Print dialog box allows you to see how your document will look before actually printing it. Follow these steps to use this feature. 1. Make your printer driver settings. 2. Click the Print button changes into a Preview button.

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    3. Click the Preview button. The Preview dialog box appears and displays a preview of your document. The Preview dialog box contains six icon buttons you can use to perform the following functions. Selection Zoom Margin Display/ Non- Display Watermark Editing Add Page Remove...

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    Save As box and click Save. When you want to print the data, double-click the file to open EPSON Monitor 3. Click the to the printer. Save File modes. Click the icon to select the mode...

  • Page 45: Replacing Ink Cartridges

    Replacing Ink Cartridges The printer’s indicator lights will inform you when it is time to obtain a replacement ink cartridge and when it is time to replace an empty cartridge. You can also check ink levels and start the ink cartridge replacement procedure from your computer using the Status Monitor utility.

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    Caution: EPSON recommends the use of genuine EPSON ink cartridges. Other products not manufactured by EPSON may cause damage to your printer not covered by EPSON's warranties. Leave the old cartridge installed in the printer until you have obtained a replacement. Otherwise, ink remaining in the print head nozzles may dry out.

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    Always use the Note: If you press the B black and A color ink out lights are off, the printer starts cleaning the print head. 4. Lift up the clamp that holds the cartridge you want to replace as far as it will go. The cartridge rises partly out of the cartridge holder.

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    Once you open the ink cartridge clamp, the ink cartridge becomes unusable and cannot be reinstalled, even if ink remains. 5. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it properly. Do not take the used cartridge apart or try to refill it. Warning: If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water.

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    Caution: You must remove the yellow tape seal from the cartridge before installing it, otherwise, a fatal error will occur and the cartridge will become unusable. Do not remove the blue portion of the tape seal from the top of the cartridge; otherwise, the print head may become clogged and will be unable to print.

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    9. Make sure the B black and A color lights are off, then press the B A cleaning button. The printer moves the print head and begins charging the ink delivery system. This process takes about thirty seconds to complete. When the ink charging process is finished, the printer returns the print head to its home position and the P power light stops flashing.

  • Page 51: Maintenance

    For Windows users 1. Make sure A4 or Letter size paper is loaded in the sheet feeder. 2. Click the Utility tab in the printer software window, then click the Nozzle Check button. 3. Follow the instructions on your screen.

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    2. Make sure that A4 or Letter size paper is loaded in the sheet feeder. 3. Hold down the below) and press the P power button ( in the illustration below) to turn on the printer. Then release both buttons. load/eject button ( in the illustration...

  • Page 53: Cleaning The Print Head

    If the nozzle check page does not print satisfactorily (for example, if any segment of the printed lines is missing) there is a problem with the printer. This could be a clogged ink nozzle or a misaligned print head. See the next section for details on cleaning the print head.

  • Page 54: Using The Head Cleaning Utility

    2. Click the Utility tab in the printer software window, then click the Head Cleaning button. 3. Follow the messages on your screen. For Macintosh users 1. Make sure that the printer is on, and the B black and A color ink out lights are off.

  • Page 55: Using The Control Panel Buttons

    Print head cleaning takes about thirty seconds to complete. Caution: Never turn off the printer while the P power light is flashing. Doing so may damage the printer. Utility icon button in the Print or Page Setup cleaning button to return the print cleaning button for three seconds.

  • Page 56: Aligning The Print Head

    If print quality hasn’t improved after repeating this procedure four or five times, turn the printer off and leave it alone overnight. Then do the head cleaning again. If the print quality still has not improved, one or both of your ink cartridges may be old or damaged and may need to be replaced.

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    3. Follow the messages on your screen to align the print head. For Macintosh users 1. Make sure A4 or Letter size plain paper is loaded in the sheet feeder. 2. Click the Utility icon button in the Print or Page Setup dialog box, then click the Print Head Alignment button.

  • Page 58: Troubleshooting

    USB port or which is upgraded from Windows 95 to 98. For details about your computer, contact your dealer. Make sure that EPSON USB Printer Devices appears in the Device Manager menu If you canceled the plug-and-play driver installation before the procedure was completed, either the USB printer device driver or the printer driver may be incorrectly installed.

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    If EPSON USB Printer Devices does not appear in the Device Manager menu, click the plus (+) sign beside Other Devices to view the installed devices. If USB Printer appears under Other Devices, the USB printer device driver is not installed correctly.

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    5. Unplug the USB cable from the printer, then plug it into the printer again. 6. The following dialog box appears. Install the driver again, following the instructions in the Setup Guide.

  • Page 61: Error Indicators

    Error Indicators You can identify many common printer problems with the lights on your printer’s control panel. If your printer stops working and the lights are on or flashing, use the following table of panel light patterns to diagnose the problem, then follow the recommended corrective measures.

  • Page 62: Typical Problems And Solutions

    O = on, N = off, F = flashing Typical Problems and Solutions Most printer problems have simple solutions. Find the problem in the list below and apply the recommended solution. For more information, see “Troubleshooting” in the online Reference Guide.

  • Page 63: Print Quality Problems

    Make sure the printable side of the paper is face up in the sheet feeder. Run the Print Head Alignment utility. Turn off the High Speed setting in your printer driver. For instructions, see the printer driver’s online help for Windows. For Macintosh, see “Using the Advanced settings” in the online Reference Guide.

  • Page 64: Paper Feed Or Paper Jam Problems

    Use the recommended USB cable as described in “System Requirements” in the online Reference Guide If you use a USB hub, connect the printer to the first tier of the hub, or connect the printer to the computer’s USB port...

  • Page 65: Cancelling Printing

    Software using Add/Remove Programs in the Control Panel, then uninstall the EPSON USB Printer Devices. Next, re- install the software as described in Setup Guide. If EPSON USB Printer Devices is not registered in the Add/Remove Programs list, access the CD-ROM and double-click epusbun.exe.

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    When you send a print job to the printer, the Despooler appears on your screen. Click the For Macintosh When background printing is on 1. Select EPSON Monitor3 from the application menu. 2. Press the power button to turn off the printer. Stop button to cancel printing.

  • Page 67: Where To Get Help

    (.) key to cancel the print job. Where to Get Help If your printer is not operating properly and you cannot solve the problem using the troubleshooting information in your printer documentation, contact customer support services for assistance.

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    For United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland Users If you purchased your product in the UK or the Republic of Ireland, EPSON (UK) LTD provides a range of customer services and technical support. Support Via the World Wide Web...

  • Page 69

    Where to purchase genuine EPSON consumables, accessories, and options For Australian Users EPSON Australia wishes to provide you with a high level of Customer Service. As well as the user’s guide, we provide the following sources for obtaining information: EPSON FAXBACK EPSON FAXBACK will fax you the latest specifications and pricing for most EPSON products offered in Australia.

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    EPSON Helpdesk EPSON Helpdesk is provided as a final backup to make sure our clients have access to advice. Operators on the Helpdesk can aid you in diagnosing hardware and software problems. They can also advise you on the latest EPSON products and where the nearest dealer or service agent is located.

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    To obtain technical support as well as other after-sales services, users are welcome to contact EPSON Hong Kong Limited. Internet home page EPSON Hong Kong has established a local home page in both Chinese and English on the Internet to provide users with the following information:...

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    (852) 2585-4399 Fax: (852) 2827-4383 For Philippines Users To obtain technical support as well as other after sales services, users are welcome to contact the EPSON Philippines Representative Office at the telephone and fax numbers below: Phone: (632) 813-6552 Fax:...

  • Page 73: Options And Consumable Products

    Caution: Use only interface cables which meet the specifications listed above. Using other cables not covered by EPSON warranties may cause the printer to malfunction. Consumable products The following ink cartridges and EPSON special media are...

  • Page 74: Ink Cartridges

    Note: The product numbers of ink cartridges vary by location. EPSON special media EPSON offers specifically designed media for ink jet printers to meet most high-quality printing needs. EPSON Premium Ink Jet Plain Paper (A4) EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (A4)

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    EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Card (8 EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheet (A4) EPSON Ink Jet Note Cards A6 (with envelopes) EPSON Ink Jet Greeting Cards 5 (with envelopes) EPSON Ink Jet Greeting Cards 8 (with envelopes) EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A4)

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    EPSON Matte Paper-Heavyweight (A4) EPSON Matte Paper-Heavyweight (Letter) EPSON Matte Paper-Heavyweight (A3) EPSON Matte Paper-Heavyweight (Super A3) EPSON Ink Jet Back Light Film (A3) Note: The availability of special media varies by location. S041256 S041258 S041259 S041257 S041260 S041261 S041262...

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    EPSON OVERSEAS MARKETING LOCATIONS EPSON AMERICA, INC. 20770 Madrona Ave. P.O. Box 2842 Torrance, CA 90509-2842 Phone: (800) 922-8911 Fax: (310) 782-5220 EPSON DEUTSCHLAND GmbH Zülpicher Straße 6, 40549 Düsseldorf Germany Phone: (0211) 56030 Fax: (0211) 5047787 EPSON AUSTRALIA PTY. LTD.

  • Page 78: Daily Use

    Color Ink Jet Printer Daily Use Printed in Japan 99.XX-X...

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