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Basic Operation Guide
Introduction ................................. 2
Parts .................................................2
Control Panel ...................................3
Handling Paper ........................... 4
Selecting Paper ...............................4
Loading Paper .................................4
Handling a CD/DVD .................. 6
Loading a CD/DVD .........................6
Ejecting the CD/DVD Tray ..............7
Copying ....................................... 8
the Document Table...................8
Copying Your Original ....................8
Reprinting a Photo ..........................9
Printing With Fun Frames ...............11
Copying on a CD/DVD.................11
Memory Card ........................... 15
Inserting a Memory Card..............15
Your Memory Card....................16
Printing Your Photos.......................16
Cropping a Photo .........................22
Printing a CD/DVD ........................22
Printing Sheet .............................24
Digital Camera ......................... 29
Connecting and Printing .............29
Negatives ...................................30
and Film Holder......................... 30
in the Holder.............................. 30
in the Holder.............................. 31
Printing Your Photos...................... 31
Scanning a Photo ......................... 35
Scanning Slides or Film ................ 35
Mobile Phone ............................37
Printing Snapshots......................... 37
Infrared Specification................... 37
Replacing Ink Cartridges ............. 38
the Print Head ........................... 39
Aligning the Print Head ................ 40
Solving Problems .......................42
Error Messages .............................. 42
Problems and Solutions ................ 42
Customer Support......................... 45
Notices .......................................46
Copyright Notice .......................... 47
Index ...........................................48

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Aligning the Print Head ....40 Making Prints From Your Transporting Your Memory Card ......15 EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX ..41 Inserting a Memory Card....15 Changing the Language Checking the Photos on Displayed on the LCD Screen .. 41 Your Memory Card....16...
  • Page 2: Introduction

    (transparency unit) This book tells you how to do these things without document mat ever turning on your computer! Of course your EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX can do lots more when ® ® you connect it to your Windows or Macintosh transparency computer—such as improving the color and quality of...
  • Page 3: Control Panel

    Saving power printing sheet, print on CD/DVDs, make copies or restore faded If the EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX is inactive for more photos, or print with colorful frames. than three minutes and Screen Saver Settings is set to Memory Card Data, the slide show begins.
  • Page 4: Handling Paper

    Handling Paper Epson offers an extensive line of specialty papers that *1 This paper size is only available in r Copy mode. provide outstanding results when used with Epson *2 This paper type is only available when making prints from your printers and ink.
  • Page 5 Load the paper against the right side of the sheet Note: feeder with the printable side up. The printable If you are using special Epson paper, follow any instructions side is usually whiter or glossier. that came with it. Make sure you do not load more than the recommended number of sheets.
  • Page 6: Handling A Cd/Dvd

    CD/DVD. clean.) Caution: You cannot print on thermal-printable CD/DVDs. To print on 8-cm mini CDs, use the EPSON Print CD software included with your EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX. See the instructions in your on-screen User's Guide. Note: Use the CD/DVD tray that comes with the EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX.
  • Page 7: Ejecting The Cd/Dvd Tray

    Press OK to apply the new setting. Note: The EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX retains your settings even after it has been turned off, so you do not need to readjust the printing position each time you print a CD/DVD.
  • Page 8: Copying

    Tip: Plain photocopier paper works well for making everyday copies. For crisper text and more vivid colors, try one of the special Epson Place your papers listed on page 4. original in this corner Load your paper (&...
  • Page 9: Reprinting A Photo

    Epson papers Note: specially designed for photos. The EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX retains the last settings you used, so always check them to make sure they are the ones you want. Paper Type...
  • Page 10 Crop to Subject subject in it that you want to emphasize. Then you can crop out Press OK. The EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX the rest of the photo and print the displays your photos on the screen. main subject by itself (see the next section).
  • Page 11: Printing With Fun Frames

    Choose from a variety of frames on the CD-ROM that came with your EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX and save them to a memory card using EPSON Check the print settings. If necessary, press the PRINT Image Framer Tool. For details, see the x Print Settings button and change these settings.
  • Page 12: Copying With Special Layouts

    Copies your photo all the When printing is complete, pull the tray out of the way to the edges of the EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX (& page 7) and let paper. the CD/DVD dry fully before handling it. CD Copy...
  • Page 13: Selecting Special Print Settings

    * Borderless copying is available only when you are using is scanned, and the copy is printed. Epson photo paper in the sizes listed. If you notice reduced print quality at the bottom of your print, try using a layout with borders.
  • Page 14 Use the u or d button to select the setting item, and then press OK to apply the new setting. Copy mode For borderless printing, select Auto Fit Zoom Page. Otherwise, select Actual to print your photo at its original size; or resize the image to fit various common paper sizes.
  • Page 15: Making Prints From Your Memory Card

    EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX. If you have a PictBridge - or USB DIRECT-PRINT-enabled camera, you can connect it to the EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX with a USB cable (& page 29). Memory Stick After inserting your memory card, you can select...
  • Page 16: Checking The Photos On Your Memory Card

    Caution: ❏ Wait for the memory card light to stop flashing before removing your card or turning off the EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX, or you When you are printing directly from a memory card, may lose data on the card.
  • Page 17 Press the s Memory Card mode button. Use the u or d button to select the menu item, then press the r button. Use the l or r button to select one of the options for choosing your photos, and then press OK. Use the u or d button to select the setting item.
  • Page 18: Plain Paper

    Setting Description Setting Description Saturation Select from Highest, Higher, Border Prints your photo with a white margin Standard, Lower, or Lowest. around the edge. Print Info. Set this to On to print your camera’s Upper Half Prints your photo on the upper half of the exposure time (shutter speed), F-stop paper.
  • Page 19: Using Dpof To Select Your Photos

    Note: details. Be sure to save the P.I.F. frames to the memory card using the EPSON PRINT Image Framer Tool; otherwise the P.I.F. file Load photo paper (& page 4). name will not appear on the LCD screen. Insert a memory card (& page 15) containing Press the v Specialty Print mode button.
  • Page 20: Printing From An Index Sheet

    Note: Selecting photos from the index sheet. The EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX selects the paper size automatically depending on the frame you choose. Also, you cannot adjust Borderless Expansion with borderless P.I.F. frame. 11. Press the x Start button to start printing.
  • Page 21 Epson Premium Glossy Prem./Ultra Glossy - 10 × 15 cm (4 × 6 in) Photo Paper Prem./Ultra Glossy - Epson Ultra Glossy Photo 13 × 18 cm (5 × 7 in) Paper Prem./Ultra Glossy - A4 SemiGloss - 10 × 15 cm...
  • Page 22: Cropping A Photo

    Place your CD/DVD on the CD/DVD tray and Note: insert it into the EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX (& If you have more than one index sheet, wait for the EPSON page 6). STYLUS PHOTO RX to finish printing. Then repeat the steps above to scan and print from each additional sheet.
  • Page 23 11. When printing is complete, pull the tray out of the Press the x Print Settings button. EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX (& page 7) and let Use the u or d button to select the menu item, then the CD/DVD dry fully before handling it.
  • Page 24: Creating A Jewel Case Insert

    Use plain paper to print out the template (Combo Printing Sheet). When you are ready to print your photo with handwritten drawings, you will need to load one of the 10 × 15 cm (4 × 6 in.) Epson photo papers. Selecting a photo on the memory card.
  • Page 25 Printing the photo with handwritten drawings. Photo Paper Epson Premium Semigloss SemiGloss Photo Paper Epson Ultra Glossy Photo Ultra Glossy Paper Select Frame and press the r button. Then use the u or d button to select one of the following settings, and then press OK.
  • Page 26 Your message or drawing is printed with no border. the photo Load 10 × 15 cm (4 × 6 in.) Epson photo paper you Your message or drawing is printed with a thin border. selected. Load enough sheets for the number of photos you want to print.
  • Page 27: Printing Your Stored Photos

    Connect a USB cable from your storage drive to highlighted, then press the x Start button. The the EXT. I/F USB port on the front of the EPSON template is scanned and your photos are printed. STYLUS PHOTO RX. (If you are using a thumb drive, plug it in directly.) Then, insert your media...
  • Page 28 Note: Remove any memory cards from the EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX. The EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX does not recognize peripheral devices when a memory card is inserted. When you see this screen, use the u or d button to select which folder to print from, then press OK.
  • Page 29: Making Prints From Your Digital Camera

    Note: ❏ If your camera is not compatible with PictBridge or USB following requirements. DIRECT-PRINT, you will see a message saying that the connected device cannot be used. Epson cannot guarantee File format JPEG the compatibility of any cameras. 80 × 80 pixels to 9200 × 9200 pixels Resolution ❏...
  • Page 30: Making Prints From Slides Or Negatives

    Making Prints From Slides or Negatives You can use the film holder that came with your Placing 35-mm Slides in the EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX to scan 35-mm slides and Holder strips of negatives or positive film. You can then print directly from the scanned images.
  • Page 31: Placing 35-Mm Film Strips In The Holder

    LCD screen. You Note: can choose from various sizes and types of Epson The photos should be mirror-imaged when viewed from overhead. (The shinier side faces down; the duller side faces paper.
  • Page 32 10. Use the u or d button to select the menu item, then Standard: Standard exposure level press the r button. Higher: Increase exposure level Press OK. The EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX starts previewing your slides. Press OK if the photo is previewed the way you want it.
  • Page 33 11. Use the u or d button to select the setting item. Select the film type. Then press OK to apply the new setting. If you are scanning slides, select Color Positive(slide). If you are scanning a film strip, Setting Description select one of these options: Paper Type...
  • Page 34 Color Positive(strip) Press OK after making your selection. If necessary, adjust Color Restoration and Auto Exp. Level. Press OK. The EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX starts previewing your slides. Press OK if the photo is previewed the way you want. If you want to scan again, press the y Back button.
  • Page 35: Scanning To A Memory Card

    ❏ Never open the scanner unit while scanning; otherwise, you may damage the EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX. ❏ Do not remove the card or turn off the EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX while the memory card light is flashing, or you may lose data.
  • Page 36 Caution: Press OK if the photos are previewed the way you Do not remove the card or turn off the EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX while the memory card light is flashing, or you may lose data. want.
  • Page 37: Making Prints From Your Mobile Phone

    When you have finished selecting your print settings, press OK. Aim your phone's infrared port at the infrared port on the EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX and send your photo data. See your mobile phone's manual for details. Making Prints From Your Mobile Phone...
  • Page 38: Maintaining And Transporting

    T0486 cartridge is low or empty. Caution: To ensure good results, use genuine Epson ink cartridges and do Ink levels not refill them. Other products not manufactured by Epson may cause damage that is not covered by Epson’s warranties, and under...
  • Page 39: Checking And Cleaning The Print Head

    This clears the print head nozzles, which can become clogged if you do not use the EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX for a long time. Note:...
  • Page 40: Aligning The Print Head

    Tip: Caution: It is a good idea to turn on your EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX at To avoid damaging the EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX, never least once a month to maintain good print quality. turn it off while head cleaning is in progress.
  • Page 41: Transporting Your Epson Stylus Photo Rx

    After you move it, make sure you unlock STYLUS PHOTO RX the scanner. If you need to move your EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX Changing the Language some distance, carefully repack it using the original box (or one of a similar size).
  • Page 42: Solving Problems

    Print head cleaning failed. Retry the procedure. If the error message still appears, contact The solutions are for problems that happen when using the EPSON your dealer. STYLUS PHOTO RX stand alone. Refer to the online User's Guide for detailed solutions for printing, scanning, print quality, or...
  • Page 43: Scanning Problems

    Make sure the EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX is Printing and copying problems plugged into a working power outlet. The EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX does not scan. The EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX is on, but nothing prints. ■ Wait until the transparency unit window stays on ■...
  • Page 44: Miscellaneous Printing Problems

    ■ The ink cartridges may need replacing; & page 38. If your paper runs out, replace it as soon as possible. If the EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX is left ■ Align the print head; & page 40. without paper for a long period of time, the colors of your next copy or print job may be incorrect.
  • Page 45: Customer Support

    Technical Support Web Site Go to http://www.epson.com and select the Support section of your local EPSON web site for the latest drivers, FAQs, manuals and other downloadables. Epson's Technical Support Web Site provides help...
  • Page 46: Notices

    When storing or transporting the EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX, do not tilt it, stand it on its side, or ■ Place the EPSON STYLUS PHOTO RX near a wall turn it upside down. Otherwise ink may leak from outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged.
  • Page 47: Copyright Notice

    Epson is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other printers. Copyright © 2005 Seiko Epson Corporation. All rights reserved.
  • Page 48: Index

    8 to 9 Front tray, 2 Correcting color, 44 Cropping memory card images, 22 Gaps in prints, 44 photos, 10 Grainy printouts, 44 scanned images, 33 to 34 Customer support, 45 Cut off prints, 43 Help, Epson, 45 Index...
  • Page 49 Image quality problems, 44 Paper Incorrect colors, 44 jams, 43 Index sheet, 20 to 22 loading, 4 to 5 Infrared port, 2 selecting, 4 Infrared specification, 37 Paper support, 2 Ink cartridges Paper Type setting, 4 checking levels, 38 Photos empty, 38 copying, 8 to 9 purchasing, 38...
  • Page 50 problems, 43, 44 template, 26 to a memory card, 35 to 36 Screen saver, 3 Setup mode, 20 Setup problems, 42 Sheet feeder, 2 Sleep mode LCD screen, 3 scanning lamp, 43 Slides printing from, 30 to 34 restoring color, 33 scanning to memory card, 35 to 36 Slide show, 16 Smears, 44...
  • Page 51 Memo...
  • Page 52: Summary Of Panel Settings

    Summary of Panel Settings Copy mode Memory Card mode Copies 1 to 99 View and Print Photos Color/B&W Color, B&W Print All Photos Document type Text, Photo Print by Date Layout With Borders, Borderless, CD Copy, Print Range of Photos 2-up Copy, 4-up Copy, Repeat Copy, Print Cropped Photos Repeat Copy-4, Repeat Copy-9,...
  • Page 53 Specialty Print mode Sharpness Sharpest, Sharper, Standard, Softer, Softest Saturation Highest, Higher, Standard, Lower, Lowest Print Info. Off, On Small Image Off, On Fit to Frame On, Off Bidirectional On, Off Borderless Standard, Mid, Min Expansion PIF Relation On, Off Slide/Negative mode Reprint/Restore Photos CD/DVD Print...
  • Page 54: Scan Mode

    Date None, yyyy.mm.dd, Contrast Standard, Higher, Highest mmm.dd.yyyy, Sharpness Sharpest, Sharper, Standard, Softer, dd.mmm.yyyy Softest Time None, 12-hour Saturation Highest, Higher, Standard, Lower, Lowest system, 24-hour system Small Image Off, On Quality Normal, Photo, Bidirectional On, Off Best Photo, Filter Off, Sepia, B&W Off, Sepia, B&W Scan mode...
  • Page 55 BT PIN Code Set BT Device Address Thick Paper Language Restore to Factory Settings Clear All Files Screen Saver Settings Summary of Panel Settings...
  • Page 56 Printed in XXXXXX XX.XX-XX XXX...

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