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    Color Ink Jet Printer Daily Use 4010941 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. It also contains troubleshooting tips and customer support information.

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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: P150B Conforms to the following Directive(s) and Norm(s): Directive 89/336/EEC: EN 55022 Class B EN 61000-3-2 EN 61000-3-3 EN 50082-1 IEC 801-2 IEC 801-3 IEC 801-4 Directive 73/23/EEC: EN 60950 August 1999 H. Horiuchi President of EPSON EUROPE B.V.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Safety Instructions ......1 Important Safety Instructions ......1 A Few Precautions .

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    ....... . . 50 Make sure that EPSON USB Printer Devices appears in the Device Manager menu .

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    Options and Consumable Products ....65 Options ..........65 Consumable products .

  • Page 9: Safety Instructions

    Safety Instructions Important Safety Instructions Read all of these instructions before using your printer. Also be sure to follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer. Do not block or cover the openings in the printer’s cabinet. Do not insert objects through the slots. Take care not to spill liquid on the printer.

  • Page 10: A Few Precautions

    Unplug the printer and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: The power cord or plug is damaged; liquid has entered the printer; the printer has been dropped or the cabinet damaged; the printer does not operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance.

  • Page 11: When Handling The Ink Cartridges

    When handling the ink cartridges Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children. Do not allow children to drink from or otherwise handle the cartridges. If ink gets on your skin, wash it off with soap and water. If it gets in your eyes, flush them immediately with water.

  • Page 12: 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.

  • Page 13: Warnings, Cautions, And Notes

    Important: The wires in the mains lead fitted to this appliance are coloured in accordance with the following code: Green and yellow — Earth Blue — Neutral Brown — Live If you have to fit a plug: As the colours of the mains lead of this appliance may not match coloured markings used to identify the terminals in a plug, please proceed as follows: The green and yellow wire must be connected to the terminal in...

  • Page 14: Printer Parts And Functions

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

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    Buttons Button Function Turns the printer on and off. Clears the printer's memory if pressed twice while the Power power is on. Loads or ejects paper if pressed and released within 2 seconds. Load/Eject Resumes printing if pressed and released after a paper out error.

  • Page 16: 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 Up to 10 envelopes. Note: If the total thickness of the stack of envelopes exceeds 10 mm, press each envelope flat before loading. 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper and...

  • Page 18: About Special Media Cleaning Sheets

    * 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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    Load envelopes flap edge first with the flap side down, as shown in the illustration. Available envelopes sizes are: No.10, DL, C6, 132 mm 220 mm Do not use envelopes that are curled or folded. Make sure to flatten the envelope flaps before loading. Also avoid using envelopes that are too thin;...

  • Page 20: Printing With Windows

    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 21: 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 Open the File menu and choose Print or Print Setup. Then click Printer, Setup, Options, or Properties. (Depending on your application, you may need to click a combination of these buttons.) The printer software window appears.

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    Layout Reduce/Enlarge, Multi-Page, Watermark 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 The quickest and easiest way to start printing.

  • Page 23: Making The Media Type Setting

    Making the Media Type setting The Media Type setting determines what other settings are available, so you should always make this setting first. 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 24: Plain Paper

    S041122 EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheet (A4) S041106 EPSON Ink Jet Note Cards A6 (with envelopes) S041147 EPSON Ink Jet Greeting Cards 5 x 8” (with envelopes) S041148 EPSON Ink Jet Greeting Cards 8 x 10” (with envelopes) S041149...

  • Page 25: Photo Paper

    EPSON Panoramic Photo Paper (210 594 mm) S041145 EPSON Photo Paper Cards (A4) S041177 Photo Quality Glossy Film EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A4) S041071 EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (Letter) S041072 EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A6) S041107 EPSON Photo Stickers 16 (A6)

  • Page 26: Using The Automatic Mode

    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 24. 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

    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. Photo Enhance does not affect your original data. If you are printing photos taken with a digital camera, you can also select the Digital Camera Correction check box to give your printed images the smooth, natural appearance of photographs taken with a film camera.

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    The Custom mode offers ready-made settings designed for printing text and graphs and for applying a color-matching method. You can also create and save your own Custom settings. The Custom mode provides the following ready-made settings. Text/Graph Good for printing presentation documents such as graphs and charts.

  • Page 29: Previewing Your Printout

    Previewing your printout To see a preview of your document before printing it, select the Print Preview check box on the Main menu. When you print your document, the Print Preview window appears: The Preview dialog box contains several icon buttons you can use to perform the following functions.

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    Printable Selecting this option will display a area on/off rectangle on the page being previewed. This rectangle is the printable area for the page. The printer cannot print anything which exceeds this rectangle. Watermark This option displays the watermark settings dialog. This dialog allows you to change any of the current watermark settings.

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    The Add and Remove options allow you to specify which pages in the document you wish to be printed. To add or remove page, you must first highlight the page in the list of page icons appearing on the left side of the preview window. Highlight the page by clicking once on the page icon.

  • Page 32: Making Changes To Printer Driver Settings For Windows 3.1

    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.

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    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 34: Getting Information Through Online Help

    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 760 Help. The help contents...

  • Page 35: Accessing Help From Windows 3.1

    Accessing help from Windows 3.1 Open the EPSON group and click the EPSON Stylus COLOR 760 Help icon. The help contents window appears.

  • Page 36: Printing With Macintosh

    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.

  • Page 37: Making The Media Type Setting

    Preview dialog box (click the Preview icon button and then click Preview in the Print dialog box) The Mode options in the Print dialog box are arranged to give you four levels of control over the printer driver, as explained below. Automatic The quickest and easiest way to start printing.

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    S041122 EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheet (A4) S041106 EPSON Ink Jet Note Cards A6 (with envelopes) S041147 EPSON Ink Jet Greeting Cards 5 x 8” (with envelopes) S041148 EPSON Ink Jet Greeting Cards 8 x 10” (with envelopes) S041149...

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    EPSON Panoramic Photo Paper (210 594 mm) S041145 EPSON Photo Paper Cards (A4) S041177 Photo Quality Glossy Film EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A4) S041071 EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (Letter) S041072 EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A6) S041107 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.

  • Page 41: Using The Custom Mode

    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 Standard image correction for most photos.

  • Page 42: Previewing Your Printout

    2. Click the Custom button in the Print dialog box. This activates the Custom Settings list, located below and to the right of the Custom radio button. 3. From the Custom Settings list, select the most appropriate setting for the type of document or image you will print. 4.

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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 Lets you select, move, and resize watermarks.

  • Page 44: Saving Print Data In Files

    4. Select the location where you want to save the file, then type a file name into the Save As box and click Save. When you want to print the data, double-click the file to open EPSON Monitor 3. Click the Resume button to send the data to the printer.

  • 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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    3. Hold down the B A cleaning button for three seconds. The print head moves left to the ink cartridge replacement position, and the P power light begins flashing. Caution: Do not move the print head by hand as this may damage the printer.

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    Caution: 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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    Caution: Once you install the ink cartridges, do not open their clamps again until you replace the cartridges. Otherwise, the cartridges may become unusable. 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.

  • Page 51: Maintenance

    Maintenance Checking the Print Head Nozzles If you find that the printed image is unexpectedly faint or dots in the printed image are missing, you may be able to identify the problem by checking the print head nozzles. You can check the print head nozzles from your computer with the Nozzle Check utility in the printer software, or from the printer itself by using the printer’s control panel buttons.

  • Page 52: Using The Control Panel Buttons

    Using the control panel buttons 1. Make sure that A4 or Letter size paper is loaded in the sheet feeder. 2. Hold down the S load/eject button ( in the illustration below) and press the P power button ( in the illustration below) to turn on the printer.

  • Page 53: Cleaning The Print Head

    Good sample Print head needs to be cleaned segments are missing The above sample is in black and white, but the actual test prints in color (CMYK). 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.

  • Page 54: Using The Head Cleaning Utility

    You can clean the print head from your computer with the Head Cleaning utility in the printer software, or from the printer itself by using the printer’s control panel buttons. Note: Print head cleaning uses both color and black ink. To avoid wasting ink, clean the print head only if print quality declines;...

  • Page 55: Using The Control Panel Buttons

    2. Click the Utility icon button in the Print or Page Setup dialog box, then click the Head Cleaning button. 3. Follow the on-screen messages. Using the control panel buttons 1. Make sure that the P power light is on and that both the B black and A color ink out lights are off.

  • Page 56: Aligning The Print Head

    3. When the P power light stops flashing, print a few lines from a document to confirm that the head is clean and to reset the cleaning cycle. 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.

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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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    4. Under Other Devices, click USB Printer or EPSON Stylus COLOR 760, then click Remove. Then click OK. 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,...

  • 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.

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    Ink Out (color ink cartridge) The color ink cartridge Replace the color ink is empty. cartridge with a new one (S020191). See “Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page 37. Carriage Error The print head Turn off the printer. Open the carriage is obstructed printer cover and remove any by jammed paper or paper from the paper path by...

  • Page 63: Typical Problems And Solutions

    Typical Problems and Solutions segments are missing 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. Print quality problems If you are having print quality problems, try the solutions offered here.

  • Page 64: Paper Feed Or Paper Jam Problems

    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. Color gaps Make sure your paper is not damaged, dirty, or too old. Run the Head Cleaning utility to clear any clogged ink nozzles.

  • Page 65: Printer Does Not Work Correctly With The Usb

    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.

  • Page 66: For Windows 95, 98 And Nt 4.0

    For Windows 95, 98 and NT 4.0 When you send a print job to the printer, the Progress Meter appears on your computer screen. Click the Stop button to cancel printing. For Windows 3.1 When you send a print job to the printer, the Despooler appears on your screen.

  • Page 67: For Macintosh

    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. 3. Click on the document which is printing, then click the Stop icon button to cancel the print job.

  • Page 68: Where To Get Help

    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...

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    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:...

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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 (852) 2827-4383 Fax: 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

    S020191 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) S041214 EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (A4)

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    EPSON Photo Stickers 16 (A6) S041144 EPSON Photo Stickers 4 (A6) S041176 EPSON Panoramic Photo Paper (210 594 mm) S041145 EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper (A4) S041154 EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper (Letter) S041153 S041155 EPSON Matte Paper-Heavyweight (A4) S041256...

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    EPSON OVERSEAS MARKETING LOCATIONS EPSON AMERICA, INC. EPSON UK LTD. 20770 Madrona Ave. Campus 100, Maylands Avenue, P.O. Box 2842 Hemel Hempstead, Herts, Torrance, CA 90509-2842 HP2 7TJ, U.K. Phone: (800) 922-8911 Phone: (+44) 01442 261144 Fax: (310) 782-5220 Fax: (+44) 01442 227227 EPSON DEUTSCHLAND GmbH EPSON FRANCE S.A.

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    Color Ink Jet Printer Daily Use Printed in the U.K. 18/08/1999...

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