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  • Page 1: Reference Guide

    ® Reference Guide...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Consumable products ....... 37 EPSON special media ....... 39...
  • Page 3 The Control Panel Buttons, Lights and Messages ......60 Buttons ......... . . 60 Lights.
  • Page 4 (For Windows Me, 98, and 95 only) ....130 Using EPSON Status Monitor 3 ..... . . 131 Increasing the Print Speed .
  • Page 5 Notes for Special Media and Other Media ....190 Using EPSON special media ......190 Using paper other than EPSON special media .
  • Page 6 The Printer Prints Nothing....... . 254 The printer is not correctly connected to the computer . . . 254 Your EPSON printer is not selected as the default printer. 255...
  • Page 7 Printer port setting does not match the printer connection port ......256 The printer driver does not have enough available memory (Macintosh) .
  • Page 8: Glossary

    Glossary The following definitions apply specifically to printers. application A software program that helps you carry out a particular task, such as word processing or financial planning. ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A standardized coding system for assigning numerical codes to letters and symbols. banding The horizontal lines that sometimes appear when printing graphics.
  • Page 9 ESC/P Abbreviation for Epson Standard Code for Printers. This system of commands gives you control of your printer from your computer. It is standard for all EPSON printers and supported by most application programs for personal computers.
  • Page 10 ESC/P Raster A command language that gives you control of your printer from your computer. Commands in this language produce laser-like features, such as enhanced graphics printing. font A style of type designated by a family name. grayscale A scale of shades of gray from black to white. Grayscale is used to represent colors when printing with black ink only.
  • Page 11 interface cable The cable that connects between the computer and the printer. Liquid Crystal Display. Shows various messages according to status of the printer. local printer The printer which is connected to the computer’s port directly by interface cable. media Materials upon which data is printed, such as roll paper and cut sheets, plain paper, and special paper.
  • Page 12 PhotoEnhance4 The EPSON software to change the shade of tone, to correct image data and to change the sharpness of the image data. port An interface channel through which data is transmitted between devices. printable area The area of a page on which the printer can print. It is smaller than the physical size of the page due to margins.
  • Page 13 SelecType settings Settings made using the printer’s control panel. In SelecType mode, various printer settings that are not available using the printer driver, such as test print settings, can be made. serial interface interface spool The first step in printing, in which the printer driver converts the print data into codes that your printer understands.
  • Page 14: Product Information

    Product Information 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. ❏...
  • Page 15: A Few Precautions

    ❏ 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 16 ❏ Place the printer near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged. ® NERGY Compliance ® As an International NERGY Partner, EPSON has determined that this product meets the International NERGY ® Program guidelines for energy efficiency. ® The International NERGY...
  • Page 17 ❏ Always turn the printer off using the Power button on the control panel. When this button is pressed, the Operate light flashes briefly then goes off. Do not unplug the printer or turn off the power to the outlet until the Operate light stops flashing.
  • Page 18 ❏ If you use UltraChrome type ink cartridges or ColorFast type ink cartridges, use up the ink cartridge within six months of installation for best results. ❏ Do not dismantle the ink cartridges or try to refill them. This could damage the print heads. ❏...
  • Page 19: Printer Specifications

    Printer Specifications Printing Printing method On-demand ink jet Nozzle configuration Black: 180 nozzles Color: 180 nozzles × 5 (cyan, magenta, yellow, light cyan, light magenta) Character mode: Character Pitch Printing Column 10 cpi* * characters per inch Raster graphics mode: Horizontal Printable width Available dots...
  • Page 20: Printable Area

    Paper feed speed 200 ± 10 mm seconds per 1/6 inch line External 128 MB (fixed) Character tables PC 437 (US, Standard Europe), PC 850 (Multilingual) Character sets EPSON Courier 10 cpi Printable area Roll paper and cut sheets...
  • Page 21: Mechanical

    For roll paper, the minimum top margin is 3.0 mm (0.12")*. For cut sheets, the minimum top margin is 3.0 mm (0.12"). For roll paper, the minimum left margin is 3.0 mm (0.12")*. For cut sheets, the minimum left margin is 3.0 mm (0.12"). For roll paper, the minimum right margin is 3.0 mm (0.12")*.
  • Page 22: Electrical

    Dimensions (printing) Width: 1,865 mm (73.4 inches) Depth: 710 mm (28.0 inches) Height: 1,225 mm (48.2 inches) Weight Approx. 129 kg (284 lb) with stand Electrical Rated 100 V to 240 V Input voltage range 90 to 264 V Rated frequency range 50 to 60 Hz Input frequency range 49 to 61 Hz...
  • Page 23: Environmental

    Environmental Temperature Operation: 10 to 35°C (50 to 95°F) Storage: -20 to 40°C (-4 to 104°F) Transit: -20 to 60°C (-4 to 140°F)* 1 month at 40°C (104°F) 120 hours at 60°C (140°F) Humidity Operation: 20 to 80% RH** Storage: 20 to 85% RH** Transit: 5 to 85% RH*,**...
  • Page 24: Standards And Approvals

    The printer mechanism is set to its initial state. The input data buffer and print buffer are cleared. The printer returns to the default condition last set. Software initialization when the ESC@ (initialize the printer) command is received: The print buffer is cleared. The printer returns to the default condition last set.
  • Page 25: Paper

    Note: 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 before purchasing large quantities or printing large jobs.
  • Page 26 US C (17 × 22 inches) US B (11 × 17 inches) Letter (8.5 × 11 inches) Paper types Plain paper, special papers distributed by EPSON Thickness 0.08 to less than 0.11 mm (for plain paper) (0.003 to less than 0.004 inches) Weight 64 gf/m²...
  • Page 27: Ink Cartridges

    Temperature 15 to 25°C (59 to 77°F) Humidity 40 to 60% RH EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film should be stored under the following conditions: Temperature 15 to 30°C (59 to 86°F) Humidity 20 to 60% RH Ink cartridges UltraChrome Colors...
  • Page 28 Colors Black T499011 Yellow T500011 Magenta T501011 Cyan T502011 Light Magenta T503011 Light Cyan T504011 Cartridge life 2 years from production date if unopened; (UltraChrome) within 6 months after opening package. Cartridge 2 years from production date if unopened; life(ColorFast) within 6 months after opening package.
  • Page 29: System Requirements

    ❏ EPSON recommends the use of original EPSON ink cartridges only. Other products not manufactured by EPSON may cause damage to your printer not covered by EPSON's warranties. ❏ Do not use an ink cartridge if the expiry date has passed.
  • Page 30 Your computer should also meet the following system requirements: Minimum system Recommended system Pentium for Windows 98, 95, and NT 4.0 Pentium II 400 MHz or Pentium 133 MHz for Windows 2000 higher processor Pentium 150 MHz for Windows Me 32 MB RAM for Windows Me, 98, 95, NT 4.0 128 MB RAM or more 64 MB RAM for Windows 2000...
  • Page 31: To Use Your Printer With A Macintosh

    To use your printer with a Macintosh ® ® To use this printer, your Apple Macintosh must meet the following system requirements. You also need a USB cable to connect this printer to your Macintosh. Minimum system Recommended system PowerPC PowerPC G3 350MHz* /PowerPC G3 300 MHz*...
  • Page 32: Interface Specifications

    In addition to these system and memory requirements, you also need 15 MB of free hard disk space to install your printer software. Interface Specifications Your printer is equipped with an 8-bit parallel interface, a USB interface, an IEEE1394 interface and an Ethernet interface. Parallel interface The built-in parallel interface has the following characteristics:...
  • Page 33: Usb Interface

    Compatibility mode Data format 8-bit parallel Synchronization STROBE pulse Handshake timing BUSY and ACKNLG signals Signal level TTL level (IEEE-1284 level 1 device) Adaptable 57-30360 Amphenol connector or equivalent connector Nibble mode Transmission mode 8-bit parallel Synchronization STROBE pulse Handshaking BUSY and ACKNLG signals Signal level TTL level (IEEE-1284 level 1 device)
  • Page 34: Ieee1394 Interface

    and the Universal Serial Bus Device Class Definition for Printing Devices Version 1.1. This interface has the following characteristics. Standard Based on Universal Serial Bus Specifications Revision 1.1, Universal Serial Bus Device Class Definition for Printing Devices Version 1.1 Bit rate 12 Mbps (full speed device) Data encoding NRZI...
  • Page 35: Basic Specifications

    Basic specifications Data transfer method Half-duplex Data/Strobe differential serial Synchronization IEEE 1394-1995 compliant method Encoding/decoding IEEE 1394-1995 compliant Compatible IEEE 1394-1995 compatible 6 contact connectors receptable Connector pin signal layout Signal Function number name Cable power supply Cable ground TPB* Strobe during receipt, data during transmission (differential pair) TPA*...
  • Page 36: Ethernet Interface

    Ethernet Interface The interface card supports both 10 Base-T and 100 Base-TX. Connectors: RJ-45 (ISO/IEC8802-3 12.6 MDI Specification)
  • Page 37: Options And Consumable Products

    Options and Consumable Products Options The following options are available for use with your printer. Note: The asterisk is a substitute for the last digit of the product number, which varies by country. Roll paper spindles Additional roll paper spindles are available to make changing roll paper faster and easier.
  • Page 38: Consumable Products

    Manual Cutter Unit This option helps you cut your printed roll paper manually. To install and use the cutter, see the attached manual. Manual Cutter Unit C12C815182 Manual Cutter Spare Blade C12C815192 Consumable products The following consumable products are available for use with your printer.
  • Page 39 Ink cartridge (Light Cyan) T549500 Ink cartridge (Light Magenta) T549600 Ink cartridge (Matte Black) T549800 <ColorFast> Ink cartridge (Black) T511011 Ink cartridge (Yellow) T512011 Ink cartridge (Magenta) T513011 Ink cartridge (Cyan) T514011 Ink cartridge (Light Magenta) T515011 Ink cartridge (Light Cyan) T516011 <Dye>...
  • Page 40: Epson Special Media

    EPSON special media Most plain paper works well in your printer. In addition, EPSON offers specially designed media for ink jet printers to meet most high-quality printing needs. Note: ❏ The availability of special media varies by country. ❏ The names of some special media vary by country. Use the product...
  • Page 41 Roll paper for UltraChrome ink: Media Name Size Product Number 559mm(22") × 20m(65') EPSON Glossy Paper - S041388 Photo Weight 1118mm(44") × 20m (65') EPSON Glossy Paper - S041389 Photo Weight 610mm(24") × 30.5m(100') S041638 EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250) 914mm(36") ×...
  • Page 42 1118mm(44") × EPSON Premium S041657 Semimatte Photo Paper 30.5m(100') (250) 610mm(24") × 30.5m(100') S041461 EPSON Premium Luster Photo Paper 914mm(36") × 30.5m(100') S041462 EPSON Premium Luster Photo Paper 1118mm(44") × EPSON Premium Luster S041463 Photo Paper 30.5m(100') 610mm(24") × 30.5m(100') S041390...
  • Page 43 610mm(24") × 30.5m(100') S041595 EPSON Enhanced Matte Paper 914mm(36") × 30.5m(100') S041596 EPSON Enhanced Matte Paper 1118mm(44") × EPSON Enhanced Matte S041597 Paper 30.5m(100') 610mm(24") × 15.2m(50') EPSON Smooth Fine Art S041431 Paper 914mm(36") × 15.2m(50') EPSON Smooth Fine Art S041432 Paper...
  • Page 44 1118mm(44") × 15.2m(50') S041433 EPSON Smooth Fine Art Paper 610mm(24") × 15.2m(50') EPSON Textured Fine Art S041447 Paper 914mm(36") × 15.2m(50') EPSON Textured Fine Art S041448 Paper 1118mm(44") × 15.2m(50') S041449 EPSON Textured Fine Art Paper 24" × 40'(12.2m) EPSON Canvas S041531 36"...
  • Page 45 Cut sheets for UltraChrome ink: Media Name Size Product Number EPSON Glossy Paper - S041349 Photo Weight EPSON Glossy Paper - S041683 Photo Weight EPSON Glossy Paper - S041350 Photo Weight EPSON Glossy Paper - Super A3 S041347 Photo Weight...
  • Page 46 762mm(30") × EPSON Enhanced Matte S041599 Poster Board 1016mm(40")
  • Page 47 Roll paper for ColorFast ink Media Name Size Product Number 559mm(22") × 20m(65') EPSON Glossy Paper - S041388 Photo Weight 1118mm(44") × 20m (65') EPSON Glossy Paper - S041389 Photo Weight 610mm(24") × 30.5m(100') S041638 EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250) 914mm(36") ×...
  • Page 48 1118mm(44") × EPSON Premium S041657 Semimatte Photo Paper 30.5m(100') (250) 610mm(24") × 30.5m(100') S041461 EPSON Premium Luster Photo Paper 914mm(36") × 30.5m(100') S041462 EPSON Premium Luster Photo Paper 1118mm(44") × EPSON Premium Luster S041463 Photo Paper 30.5m(100') 610mm(24") × 30.5m(100') S041390...
  • Page 49 EPSON Enhanced Matte Paper 914mm(36") × 30.5m(100') S041596 EPSON Enhanced Matte Paper 1118mm(44") × EPSON Enhanced Matte S041597 Paper 30.5m(100') 610mm(24") × 18m(59') EPSON Watercolor Paper - S041396 Radiant White 914mm(36") × 18m(59') EPSON Watercolor Paper - S041397 Radiant White...
  • Page 50 1118mm(44") × 18m(59') EPSON Watercolor Paper - S041398 Radiant White 610mm(24") × 15.2m(50') EPSON Smooth Fine Art S041431 Paper 914mm(36") × 15.2m(50') EPSON Smooth Fine Art S041432 Paper 1118mm(44") × 15.2m(50') S041433 EPSON Smooth Fine Art Paper 610mm(24") × 15.2m(50')
  • Page 51 EPSON Heavyweight S041487 Polyester Banner EPSON Tyvek® Brillion™ 610mm(24") × 18.3m(60') S041494 EPSON Tyvek® Brillion™ 914mm(36") × 18.3m(60') S041495 EPSON Tyvek® Brillion™ 1118mm(44") × 18.3m(60') S041496 610mm(24") × 12.2m(40') EPSON Adhesive Vinyl S041436 914mm(36") × 12.2m(40') EPSON Adhesive Vinyl S041437 1118mm(44") ×...
  • Page 52 1118mm(44") × EPSON Enhanced S041619 Adhesive Synthetic Paper 30.5m(100')
  • Page 53 Cut sheets for ColorFast ink: Media Name Size Product Number EPSON Glossy Paper - S041349 Photo Weight EPSON Glossy Paper - S041683 Photo Weight EPSON Glossy Paper - S041350 Photo Weight EPSON Glossy Paper - Super A3 S041347 Photo Weight...
  • Page 54 914mm(36") × EPSON Textured Fine Art S041451 Paper 1118mm(44") 610mm(24") × 762mm(30') S041598 EPSON Enhanced Matte Poster Board 762mm(30") × EPSON Enhanced Matte S041599 Poster Board 1016mm(40")
  • Page 55 Paper S041226 EPSON Glossy Paper - Heavy Weight 24" × 25m EPSON Semigloss Photo S041294 Paper S041292 EPSON Semi Gloss Paper - Heavy Weight 36" × 25m EPSON Semigloss Photo S041223 Paper S041229 EPSON Semi Gloss Paper - Heavy Weight 44"...
  • Page 56 24" × 100' EPSON Premium Luster S041461 Photo Paper 36" × 100' EPSON Premium Luster S041462 Photo Paper 44" × 100' EPSON Premium Luster S041463 Photo Paper 610mm(24") × 30.5m(100') S041655 EPSON Premium Semimatte Photo Paper (250) 914mm(36") × 30.5m(100') S041656...
  • Page 57 914mm(36") × 30.5m(100') S041571 EPSON Photo Glossy Paper S041476 EPSON Photo Grade Glossy Paper 1118mm(44") × EPSON Photo Glossy S041572 Paper 30.5m(100') S041477 EPSON Photo Grade Glossy Paper 24" × 100'(30.5m) EPSON Photo Semigloss S041576 Paper S041478 EPSON Photo Grade Semigloss Paper 36"...
  • Page 58 44" × 20m EPSON Heavyweight S041487 Polyester Banner 24" × 20m EPSON Polyester Banner S041380 36" × 20m EPSON Polyester Banner S041381 44" × 20m EPSON Polyester Banner S041382 Cut sheets for Dye ink: Media Name Size Product Number EPSON Photo Paper...
  • Page 59 EPSON ColorLife™ Photo S041560 Paper EPSON ColorLife™ Photo Super A3 S041561 Paper EPSON Photo Quality Ink Letter S041062 Jet Paper EPSON Photo Quality Ink S041461 Jet Paper EPSON Photo Quality Ink S041070 Jet Paper EPSON Photo Quality Ink S041068 Jet Paper...
  • Page 60 EPSON Poster Board - S041273 Semigloss EPSON Poster Board - S041236 Semigloss...
  • Page 61: The Control Panel

    The Control Panel Buttons, Lights and Messages The control panel of the printer consists of 8 buttons, 12 lights, and a 20-character liquid crystal display (LCD). The control panel layout is shown below. Buttons Power Turns the printer on and off. Turn off the printer, then press this button while pressing and holding the Pause button to enter the maintenance mode.
  • Page 62 Pause Stops printing temporarily. Press a second time to (Reset 3 Sec.) resume printing. Clears print data in the printer memory if pressed and held for 3 seconds. When pressed in SelecType mode, the printer returns to READY status. SelecType Enters SelecType mode when pressed in READY status.
  • Page 63: Lights

    Lights = On = Flashing = Off The printer is on. Operate The printer is receiving print data or shutting down. Operate The printer is off. Operate The paper is out, the paper lever is in the released position, or the loaded paper is too thick for head cleaning.
  • Page 64 The black ink is out or the black ink cartridge is not installed correctly. Ink Out K The black ink is low. The black ink cartridge is nearly empty. Obtain a replacement ink cartridge. Ink Out K The cyan ink is out or the cyan ink cartridge is not installed correctly.
  • Page 65 The yellow ink is out or the yellow ink cartridge is not installed correctly. Ink Out Y The yellow ink is low. The yellow ink cartridge is nearly empty. Obtain a replacement ink cartridge. Ink Out Y Auto Cut is selected. The roll paper will be automatically cut after printing.
  • Page 66: Status Messages

    Status messages The following messages show the printer status. For error messages, see “Printer Stops Printing Unexpectedly”. READY Ready to print data. PRINTING The printer is printing a job. POWER OFF The printer is being turned off. WAIT The printer is warming up, charging ink or initializing. INK CHARGING The printer is charging the ink delivery system.
  • Page 67 INK LOW Ink cartridge(s) is (are) nearly empty. Replace the ink cartridge(s) indicated by the Ink Out light(s). When the ink cartridge(s) is (are) out, printing stops. Printing can be resumed after empty cartridge(s) has (have) been replaced. NO INK CARTRIDGE You are replacing the ink cartridge(s).
  • Page 68: Selectype Settings

    SelecType Settings When to use SelecType The SelecType mode enables you to make printer settings similar to those you would normally make in the driver or software, as well as other additional settings—directly through the control panel. Keep the following points in mind when making SelecType settings: ❏...
  • Page 69 “TEST PRINT MENU” “NOZZLE CHECK” PRINT “STATUS CHECK” PRINT “JOB INFO” PRINT “PRINTER STATUS “VER” TPOxxxx.xxxx.xxxx MENU” “JOB HISTORY” No. 0 - No. 10 “CLR JOB HSTRY” EXEC “REMAIN INK xxxxxPG K/C/M/LC/LM/Y” “INK USED” xxxxx.xml “PAPER USED” xxxxx.xcm “INK COUNT CLR” EXEC “PAPER C.
  • Page 70 “PAPER CONFIG “PAPER NUMBER” STD, 1-10 MENU” “THICK PAT.” PRINT “PAPER THK NO.” AUTO, 1 - 17 “CUT PRESSURE” 0% - 100% “CUT METHOD” 3 STEP, 4 STEP “PPR FEED ADJ” -1.00% - 1.00% “DRYING TIME” 00.0sec - 10.0sec “SUCTION” NORMAL, WEAK, WEAKEST “PRINT ADJSTMENT”...
  • Page 71: Basic Selectype Setting Procedure

    Basic SelecType setting procedure The following shows the basic SelecType setting procedure. Status display To forward to menu...
  • Page 72 To select menu ex) If you want to select the third menu, press this button three times. To access the menu To select items ex) If you want to select the third item, press this button three times. To set parameters To access the item Note: Press the Pause button any time to return to the READY status.
  • Page 73: Details Of Selectype

    Press the Item button to return to step 3 if you want to select another item. 6. Exit the SelecType mode Press the Pause button. Note: To return to step 2, press the SelecType button. Press the SelecType button again to exit the SelecType mode. Details of SelecType PRINTER SETTING MENU This menu contains the following items.
  • Page 74: Code Page

    Roll Cutter Off light Print Page Line Printer’s Operation Prints page lines on the right side and below the document. Does not print page lines nor cut. Note: When the Sheet light is on, the Print Page Line setting is not available. INTERFACE When AUTO is selected, the printer automatically switches between interfaces depending on which one is receiving data first.
  • Page 75 When the same image is printed with a 3 mm margin and a 15 mm margin and compared, you may notice that part of the right side of the 15 mm margin image is not printed. Bottom 15mm Area to be Clipped Printable area Roll paper...
  • Page 76 TEST PRINT MENU This menu contains the following items. NOZZLE CHECK Prints the nozzle check pattern for six colors. From the printing results, you can check for missing dots. Also, the firmware version is printed. For details, see “Printing a nozzle check pattern”. You can perform nozzle check pattern printing using the utility.
  • Page 77 REMAIN INK K/C/M/LC/LM/Y Displays the number of pages printable for each ink cartridge. INK USED DIsplays the ink consumption in ml. Note: Values that are displayed on the LCD panel are rough indications. PAPER USED DIsplays the paper consumption in cm. Note: Values that are displayed on the LCD panel are rough indications.
  • Page 78 E ✽ (20-11%) (less than 10%) TOTAL PRINTS Displays the total amount of pages you have printed. WASTE INK For maintenance service person only. CUTTER LIFE Displays cutter life. Note: Values that are displayed on the LCD panel are rough indications. CR MOTOR For maintenance service person only.
  • Page 79: Print Adjustment

    PAPER NUMBER, the pattern is not printed. PAPER THK NO. If you use EPSON special media, you should normally select AUTO. If you use non-EPSON special media, confirm the paper thickness detection pattern, and enter the number for the print pattern with...
  • Page 80 CUT PRESSURE Set the cutter pressure (0 to 100%) for cutting paper. Lower the pressure to cut weaker paper. CUT METHOD Specifies the cutting method. There are two ways to cut paper (3 STEP and 4 STEP). Select 4 STEP for cutting weaker or thicker paper.
  • Page 81 PAPER THICK. Adjusts the paper thickness of the paper that you are going to use. If you use EPSON special media and its paper thickness is 0.2mm or 1.2mm, select STD. If you use non-EPSON special media, enter the paper thickness in the range of 0.0 to 1.6mm.
  • Page 82 Roll paper for UltraChrome ink: Paper Group Media Name EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250) EPSON Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (250) EPSON Premium Semimatte Photo Paper (250) EPSON Premium Luster Photo Paper EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper EPSON Photo Glossy Paper...
  • Page 83 Cut sheets for UltraChrome ink: Paper Group Media Name EPSON Archival Matte Paper EPSON Enhanced Matte Paper EPSON Glossy Paper - Photo Weight EPSON Smooth Fine Art Paper EPSON Textured Fine Art Paper EPSON Enhanced Matte Poster Board...
  • Page 84 Roll paper for ColorFast ink: Paper Group Media Name EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250) EPSON Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (250) EPSON Premium Semimatte Photo Paper (250) EPSON Premium Luster Photo Paper EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper EPSON Photo Glossy Paper...
  • Page 85 EPSON Glossy Paper - Photo Weight EPSON Doubleweight Matte Paper EPSON Enhanced Matte Paper EPSON Watercolor Paper - Radiant White EPSON Smooth Fine Art Paper EPSON Textured Fine Art Paper Plain paper...
  • Page 86 Cut sheets for ColorFast ink: Paper Group Media Name EPSON Glossy Paper - Photo Weight EPSON Archival Matte Paper EPSON Enhanced Matte Paper EPSON Watercolor Paper - Radiant White EPSON Smooth Fine Art Paper EPSON Textured Fine Art Paper EPSON Enhanced Matte Poster Board...
  • Page 87: Printing A Nozzle Check Pattern

    EPSON Glossy Photo Paper EPSON Glossy Paper - Heavy Weight EPSON Semigloss Photo Paper EPSON Semigloss Paper - Heavy Weight EPSON Presentation Matte Paper EPSON Doubleweight Matte Paper Cut sheets for Dye ink: Paper Group Media Name EPSON ColorLife™ Photo Paper...
  • Page 88 Press the Cleaning button on the control panel for more than 3 seconds or access the Head Cleaning utility from the EPSON printer utilities in your software. See “Using the Printer Utilities” for Windows or “Using the Printer Utilities”...
  • Page 89: Performing The Head Alignment

    ALIGNMENT MENU is displayed on the LCD panel. 3. Press the Item button. PAPER THICK appears. When you want to print on EPSON media, leave this setting as STD. When you want to print on non-EPSON media, enter the thickness value of the paper in 0.1 mm increments by pressing the + or -...
  • Page 90: Setting The Paper Thickness

    You can return to step 6 by pressing the Enter button. Setting the paper thickness When you use media other than EPSON special media, you may need to set the paper thickness. You can select whether the thickness of the paper you are using is determined automatically (STD (standard)) or by the registered value (1 to 10) in the Paper Settings menu.
  • Page 91 (show the smallest gap), and note the corresponding number. 7. You may see PAPER THK NO.. If you use EPSON special media, select AUTO. If you use non-EPSON special media, press the + or - button to select the number noted in step 6.
  • Page 92 3 STEP or 4 STEP, then the Enter button. Note: When cutting non-EPSON media and weaker or thick paper, 4 STEP is recommended. 11. Press the Item button to display PPR FEED ADJ. Press the + or - button to set the paper feed amount, then the Enter button.
  • Page 93: Printing A Status Sheet

    Note: When you are loading very thin paper, set the Suction setting to WEAKEST. 16. Press the Enter button to save the selected value. 17. Press the Pause button to exit the SelecType mode. Selecting the registered settings To select the registered settings, follow the steps below. 1.
  • Page 94 4. Press the Enter button. A status sheet is printed. After printing, the printer exits SelecType mode and returns to the READY status.
  • Page 95: Maintenance Mode

    Maintenance Mode Using the maintenance mode you can perform a hex dump and select the language to be displayed on the LCD. How to enter the maintenance mode First, confirm the printer is off. While pressing and holding the Pause button, press the Power button to turn on the printer. MAINTENANCE MODE is displayed on the LCD panel while the printer enters maintenance mode.
  • Page 96: Maintenance Mode List

    Maintenance mode list Items If you select ON, the printer saves all the print jobs you have made, including test printing. If you selct OFF, the printer saves only print jobs that were sent to the printer through the printer driver.
  • Page 97 HEX DUMP Data received from the host computer can be printed out in hexadecimal numbers. Follow these steps to print it out. 1. Load paper into the printer. 2. In maintenance mode, press the Item button to display HEX DUMP. 3.
  • Page 98 UNITS You can select the units for displaying length. Note: This item is available only when you choose ENGLISH in LANGUAGE. Follow these steps to select the units. 1. In maintenance mode, press the Item button until UNITS is displayed. 2.
  • Page 99 Note: This item is available only if you use UltraChrome or ColorFast ink. MW7 is for test printing and shall only be used by a qualified service representative. MW7 BALANCE MW7 BALANCE is for test printing and shall only be used by a qualified service representative.
  • Page 100: Printing With Windows

    Printing with Windows Accessing the Printer Software To access the printer software installed in your computer, follow the instructions below. You can access the printer software from most Windows applications, from My Computer, or from Printer and Faxes. From Windows Applications 1.
  • Page 101: From Printers And Faxes (For Windows Xp Only)

    2. Right-click your printer icon, then click Printing Preferences. The printer software window appears. For Windows NT4.0 1. Double-click the My Computer icon, then double-click the Printers. 2. Right-click your printer icon, then click Document Defaults. The printer software window appears. From Printers and Faxes (For Windows XP only) 1.
  • Page 102 1. Click Print on the File menu. The Print dialog box appears. 2. Make sure your printer is selected and then click Properties, or Options. You may need to click a combination of these buttons. The driver settings window appears. 3.
  • Page 103 5. In the Ink box, if you use UltraChrome ink, select Color/B&W Photo to print color, or Black to print a draft or black text only. If you use ColorFast or dye ink, select Color to print in color, or Black to print in black and white. 6.
  • Page 104 Paper Menu 9. Select the type of paper you loaded in the printer from the Paper Source list. 10. Select the paper size you loaded in the printer from the Paper Size list. Note: Most Windows applications feature paper size settings that override similar settings in the printer driver.
  • Page 105 Print Setup dialog (or a similar dialog) of your application. 16. Click Print to print the document. While printing, the EPSON Progress Meter will be appear, showing the printing progress and the status of your printer. -104...
  • Page 106: Canceling Printing

    Progress meter Canceling printing To cancel the printing in progress, press the Stop button on the EPSON Progress Meter. You can also pause or restart printing. To pause printing, press the Pause button. To resume printing, press this button again.
  • Page 107: Using The Printer Driver

    Media Type settings to choose from. Note: ❏ The availability of special media varies by country. ❏ When you are using paper other than EPSON special media, see “Notes for Special Media and Other Media”. -106...
  • Page 108 EPSON Doubleweight Matte Paper Enhanced Matte Paper EPSON Enhanced Matte Paper EPSON Archival Matte Paper Glossy Paper - Photo Weight EPSON Glossy Paper - Photo Weight Premium Glossy Photo Paper EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper Premium Semigloss Photo Paper EPSON Premium Semigloss Photo...
  • Page 109 Plain Paper Enhanced Matte - Poster Board EPSON Enhanced Matte Poster Board -108...
  • Page 110 EPSON Special Media Name/Description Plain Paper Doubleweight Matte Paper EPSON Doubleweight Matte Paper Glossy Paper - Photo Weight EPSON Glossy Paper - Photo Weight Premium Glossy Photo Paper EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250) Premium Semigloss Photo Paper...
  • Page 111 Tyvek Brillion EPSON Tyvek® Brillion™ Backlight Film EPSON Backlight Film Canvas EPSON Canvas Media - 1 EPSON Enhanced Synthetic Paper Media - 2 EPSON Enhanced Adhesive Synthetic Paper Media - 3 EPSON Adhesive Vinyl EPSON Tyvek® Brillion™ *Select this setting when printing on these media in high ink duty mode.
  • Page 112: Using The Automatic And Custom Modes

    EPSON Presentation Matte Paper Photo Paper EPSON Photo Paper EPSON Glossy Photo Paper Semigloss Photo Paper EPSON Semigloss Photo Paper EPSON Semi Gloss Paper - Heavy Weight Photo Glossy Paper EPSON Photo Glossy Paper EPSON Photo Grade Glossy Paper Photo Semigloss Paper...
  • Page 113 the printer driver, as explained below. “Automatic mode” The quickest and easiest way to start printing. “Custom mode” Corrects color and enhances photos. Useful for low resolution images. Choose from a list of ready-made settings suited to the kind of document you want to print.
  • Page 114 The Custom mode lets 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. They are designed to match particular kinds of printouts, such as graphs and charts for a presentation.
  • Page 115 3. When you choose a Custom mode, other settings such as Print Quality and Color Adjustment are set automatically. Changes are shown in the Current Settings display at the bottom left of the Main menu. 4. Before printing, be sure to verify the Media Type and Ink settings, as they may be affected by the Custom setting you select.
  • Page 116 Advanced menu 2. Select the Media Type loaded in the printer. For details, see “Making the Media Type setting”. 3. If you use UltraChrome ink, choose Color/B&W to print color or monotone photo, or Black to print a draft or black text only. If you use ColorFast or dye ink, choose Color to print in color, or Black to print in black and white.
  • Page 117 You can save up to 100 groups of settings. You can select your saved group of settings from the settings list on the “Main Menu”. Note: ❏ The names of the ready-made settings provided by EPSON cannot be applied to your new settings. -116...
  • Page 118 ❏ To delete a setting, select the setting in the Custom Settings dialog box and click Delete. ❏ You cannot delete ready-made settings from the Custom Settings list. When you select your saved settings in the Custom Settings list, be aware that making new settings, for example Media Type and Ink settings, may change your custom settings.
  • Page 119: Paper Configuration Settings

    Hard This setting provides modulate image correction for your print data. Vivid This setting provides chromatic and vivid image correction for your print data. Sepia This setting applies a sepia tone to your photos. Monochrome This setting applies a black and white tone to your print data.
  • Page 120: Adjusting Page Settings

    Mode Description Drying Time Adjusts the Drying Time per Print Head Pass. Use a value per Print Head in the range of 0 to +50 (5.0sec), in 0.1sec increments. Pass Drag the scroll bar to the right or left with your mouse to adjust the setting.
  • Page 121 Roll Paper Option Note: When Sheet is selected from the Paper Source list, the Roll Paper Settings (Auto Rotate, Paper Width, Auto Cut, and Print Page Line) are not available. Auto Rotate The Auto Rotate function is effective only when the print data length is shorter than the printable width of the roll paper (300, 400, or 600 mm, 12, 14, 20, 22, 24, 36, or 44 inches).
  • Page 122: Print Page Line

    To enable Roll Width, select the Auto Rotate check box. Then click the Roll Width button and select the installed roll paper size. Auto Cut When Auto Cut is selected the roll paper will be cut automatically after each print job. To enable Auto Cut, select the Auto Cut check box in the Roll Paper Settings box on the “Paper Menu”.
  • Page 123: Fitting Documents Onto The Page

    Size list. To use this function, click On and select the paper size you loaded in the printer. Using the Printer Utilities EPSON printer utilities allow you to check the current printer status and do some printer maintenance from your screen. -122...
  • Page 124 EPSON Status Monitor 3 You use the EPSON Status Monitor 3 utility to check the printer status and the level of ink remaining in each cartridge. Nozzle Check To find out if nozzles are delivering ink properly, you can print a nozzle check pattern.
  • Page 125: Accessing The Printer Utilities

    Note: Make sure that the printer is finished printing before performing the Nozzle Check, Head Cleaning, or Print Head Alignment utilities. Otherwise your printout may be marred. Accessing the printer utilities By accessing the printer software, the printer driver and utility menus appear in the printer software window.
  • Page 126: Using Printer And Option Information

    ❏ While printing is in progress, pressing any of the utility buttons, except the EPSON Status Monitor 3 button, may mar your printouts. Using Printer and Option Information Depending on the configuration of your system, the information displayed in the Printer and Option Information dialog box may be updated automatically, or may need to be updated manually.
  • Page 127: Speed & Progress

    2. Load paper in the printer, then click the Settings Sheet button in the Printer and Option Information dialog box. Information on your printer and options is printed out similar to that below. Printer ID #1: 50-50-50-50-50-50 Printer ID #2: 50-50-50-50-50-50 3.
  • Page 128 To monitor the progress of your print job, select Show Progress Meter. EPSON Printer Port (For Windows Me, 98, and 95 only) To speed up the data transfer rate to EPSON printers, select EPSON Printer Port. If your computer supports ECP mode, enable DMA transfer to speed up printing.
  • Page 129: Getting Information Through Online Help

    Progress Meter may differ from actual printing progress. Monitoring Preferences Click this button to open the Monitoring Preferences dialog box where you can make settings for EPSON Status Monitor 3. See “Making monitoring preference settings”. Getting Information Through Online Help...
  • Page 130: Accessing Help

    Accessing help Click the Start button, point to Programs or All Programs, and EPSON or EPSON Printers, then click EPSON Stylus Pro 10600 UC Help (for UltraChrome ink users), EPSON Stylus Pro 10600 CF Help (for ColorFast ink users), or EPSON Stylus Pro 10600 DYE (for dye ink users).
  • Page 131: Using The Epson Spool Manager (For Windows Me, 98, And 95 Only)

    Speed & Progress” for more information. EPSON Printing Tips Tips for getting the most out of your EPSON printer driver appear at the bottom of the Progress Meter window. A new tip appears every 30 seconds. For more details on a displayed tip, click the Details button.
  • Page 132: Using Epson Status Monitor 3

    Click the EPSON Stylus Pro 10600 UC (for UltraChrome ink users), EPSON Stylus Pro 10600 CF (for ColorFast ink users), or EPSON Stylus Pro 10600 DYE (for dye ink users) button after it appears on the taskbar. You can see the status and information on the print jobs in line.
  • Page 133 ❏ Open the printer driver, click the Utility tab, then click EPSON Status Monitor 3. When you access EPSON Status Monitor 3, the following window appears. Viewing information in EPSON Status Monitor 3 EPSON Status Monitor 3 provides the following information:...
  • Page 134 EPSON Status Monitor 3 window. Clicking How to displays cartridge replacement instructions. ❏ Information: EPSON Status Monitor 3 provides a graphic display of the amount of ink remaining. Making monitoring preference settings The Monitoring Preference dialog box allows you to specify the monitoring feature of the EPSON Status Monitor 3.
  • Page 135 Windows taskbar. Clicking the shortcut icon in the taskbar will open EPSON Status Monitor 3. To select which icon will be displayed, click the icon you prefer from the choices given; your selection will be shown at the right.
  • Page 136: Increasing The Print Speed

    Increasing the Print Speed General tips Printing color images using higher print quality settings takes longer than printing black-and-white images in standard print quality, as the volume of data in high quality color documents is much greater. For this reason, it is important to be selective in your use of color and print quality settings if you also require a faster print speed.
  • Page 137: Using Speed & Progress

    The table below shows the factors related to print speed only. Print speed Faster Slower Printer driver menu Printer driver Black Color Advanced settings dialog box, Main menu Flip Advanced Horizontal* dialog box Data Variety of Grayscale Full color characteristics colors Hardware System...
  • Page 138 ECP support and DMA transfer. To determine whether you need to enable DMA transfer, compare the message below the EPSON Printer Port setting to this table, and take the recommended action. Message Action High Speed (DMA) DMA transfer is already enabled.
  • Page 139 1. Double-click the My Computer icon and double-click the Control Panel. 2. Double-click the System icon and click the Device Manager tab. 3. Double-click the Ports (COM & LPT) icon and double-click LPT1. If you have connected your printer to a port other than LPT1, double-click the appropriate port icon.
  • Page 140: Port Configuration (Windows Nt 4.0 Only)

    6. Click OK to save the settings. 7. Reopen the Speed & Progress dialog box to verify whether DMA transfer has been enabled. Note: You may not be able to use DMA transfer on some computers even after you make the settings explained above. Consult your computer manufacturer for information on the DMA transfer capability of your computer.
  • Page 141 2. Right-click your printer icon, and select Properties. 3. Click the Port tab, then click the Configure Port button. -140...
  • Page 142 4. Click the LPT port tab for the port to which your printer is connected, then click the Port Configuration button. Note: If your printer is connected to LPT1, only the LPT1 tab is available. 5. Click OK. Resources settings (IRQ and DMA) If you have connected your printer to LPT2 or LPT3, making IRQ and DMA settings here may help you speed up printing.
  • Page 143: Setting Up Your Printer On A Network

    Setting Up Your Printer on a Network This section tells you how to set up your printer so that other computers on a network can use it. First, you need to set up the printer as a shared printer on the computer to which the printer is connected.
  • Page 144 5. In the Network window, click OK. 6. In the Control Panel, double-click Printers. Note: ❏ If a dialog box requesting the Windows Me, 98 or 95 CD-ROM appears, insert the CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive, then follow the messages on the screen. ❏...
  • Page 145 Note: Your printer must be setup as a shared resource on the computer to which it is directly connected before you can access it from another computer. 1. On the computer you want to access the printer from, click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers. 2.
  • Page 146: For Windows 2000 And Nt 4.0

    6. Double-click the icon of the computer that is directly connected to the printer. Then click the printer’s icon. 7. Click OK and follow the messages on the screen. For Windows 2000 and NT 4.0 Setting up your printer as a shared printer Follow these steps to share a printer that is connected directly to your computer with others on a network.
  • Page 147 3. Click the Shared radio button and enter the Share Name. 4. Click OK. Note: Do not choose any drivers from the Alternate Drivers list. Accessing the printer through a network To access your printer from another computer on a network, follow these steps.
  • Page 148 2. Open the Printer folder form the Control Panel, right-click your printer’s icon, then open the Properties for your printer. 3. Click the Ports tab, then click Add Port. -147...
  • Page 149 4. The following dialog appears. Select Local Port, then click New Port. 5. The following dialog appears. In the text box, type the following information: \\name of computer that is connected to the printer\name of the shared printer Then click OK. 6.
  • Page 150: For Windows Xp

    7. On the Ports menu, make sure that the new port is added and the check box is selected. Click OK to close the printer driver. For Windows XP Setting up your printer as a shared printer Follow these steps to share a printer that is connected directly to your computer with others on a network.
  • Page 151 2. Right-click your printer icon, and click Sharing in the menu that appears. If the following menu appears, click Network Setup Wizard or If you understand the security risks but want to share printers without running the wizard, click here, and follow the on-screen instruction. -150...
  • Page 152 3. Select Share this printer, then type the name in the Share name box. 4. Click OK. Note: Do not choose any drivers from the Additional Drivers list. Accessing the printer through a network To access your printer from another computer on a network, follow these steps.
  • Page 153 2. Click Start and open Printers and Faxes, right-click your printer's icon, then open the Properties for your printer. 3. Click the Ports tab, and click Add Port. 4. The following dialog appears. Select Local Port, then click New Port. 5.
  • Page 154 Then click OK. 6. Close the Printer Ports dialog box to return to the Ports menu. 7. On the Ports menu, make sure that the new port is added and the check box is selected. Click OK to close the Properties. -153...
  • Page 155: Updating To Windows Me

    Select EPSON Printer Software from the list, click Change/Remove (Windows XP and 2000) or Add/Remove (Windows NT 4.0), and then OK. Then, install the printer software again. Uninstalling the Printer Software Follow the instructions below to uninstall the EPSON printer driver and utilities for Windows. -154...
  • Page 156: Uninstalling The Usb Host Device Driver

    1. Double-click the My computer icon, then double-click the Control Panel. 2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs. 3. Select the EPSON USB Printer Devices to uninstall the USB Host Device Driver from the software list. Then click Add/Remove. 4. Follow the instructions on the screen to uninstall the software.
  • Page 157: Printing With Macintosh

    Printing with Macintosh Accessing the Printer Software To access the printer software installed in your computer, follow the instructions below. Print dialog box Click Print on the File menu of your application or click Options in the Page Setup dialog box. Page Setup dialog box Click Page Setup on the File menu of your application.
  • Page 158 Note: While many Macintosh applications override the settings made in the printer driver, some do not, so you must verify the settings to get the results you expect. 1. Choose Page Setup from the File menu. This brings up the Page Setup dialog box shown below.
  • Page 159 7. Choose Print from the File menu. The Print dialog box appears as shown below. Print dialog box Note: You can also open the Print dialog box by pressing the Options button in the “Page Setup dialog box”. 8. Make the settings for Copies and Pages. 9.
  • Page 160: Canceling Printing

    When background printing is on 1. Press the Power button to turn off the printer. 2. Select EPSON Monitor3 from the application menu at the right end of the menu bar. The EPSON Monitor3 dialog opens. -159...
  • Page 161: Using The Printer Driver

    3. Click the document name which is in print process on the screen, then click the stop button to cancel the print job. When background printing is off 1. Press the Power button to turn off the printer. 2. Hold down the J key on your keyboard and press the [.] period key to cancel the print job.
  • Page 162 Media Type settings to choose from. Note: ❏ The availability of special media varies by country. ❏ When you are using paper other than EPSON special media, see “Notes for Special Media and Other Media”. -161...
  • Page 163 EPSON Doubleweight Matte Paper Enhanced Matte Paper EPSON Enhanced Matte Paper EPSON Archival Matte Paper Glossy Paper - Photo Weight EPSON Glossy Paper - Photo Weight Premium Glossy Photo Paper EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper Premium Semigloss Photo Paper EPSON Premium Semigloss Photo...
  • Page 164 Plain Paper Enhanced Matte - Poster Board EPSON Enhanced Matte Poster Board -163...
  • Page 165 EPSON Special Media Name/Description Plain Paper Doubleweight Matte Paper EPSON Doubleweight Matte Paper Glossy Paper - Photo Weight EPSON Glossy Paper - Photo Weight Premium Glossy Photo Paper EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250) Premium Semigloss Photo Paper...
  • Page 166 Tyvek Brillion EPSON Tyvek® Brillion™ Backlight Film EPSON Backlight Film Canvas EPSON Canvas Media - 1 EPSON Enhanced Synthetic Paper Media - 2 EPSON Enhanced Adhesive Synthetic Paper Media - 3 EPSON Adhesive Vinyl EPSON Tyvek® Brillion™ *Select this setting when printing on these media in high ink duty mode.
  • Page 167: Using The Automatic And Custom Modes

    EPSON Presentation Matte Paper Photo Paper EPSON Photo Paper EPSON Glossy Photo Paper Semigloss Photo Paper EPSON Semigloss Photo Paper EPSON Semi Gloss Paper - Heavy Weight Photo Glossy Paper EPSON Photo Glossy Paper EPSON Photo Grade Glossy Paper Photo Semigloss Paper...
  • Page 168 two levels of control over the printer driver, as explained below. “Automatic mode” The quickest and easiest way to start printing. “Custom mode” Corrects color and enhances photos. Useful for low resolution images. Choose from a list of ready-made settings suited to the kind of document you want to print.
  • Page 169 The Custom mode on the “Print dialog box” lets 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. They are designed to match particular kinds of printouts, such as graphs and charts for a presentation.
  • Page 170 Advanced setting The Advanced setting give you complete control over your printing environment. Use these settings to experiment with new printing ideas, or to fine-tune a range of print settings to meet your individual needs. Once you are satisfied with your new settings, you can give them a name and add them to the Custom Settings list.
  • Page 171 5. Make Paper Configuration settings as needed. For details, see “Paper Configuration settings”. Note: Paper Configuration settings are available only when using UltraChrome ink. 6. Make other settings as needed. For details, see online help. Note: ❏ Some settings are enabled or disabled depending on the Media Type, Ink, and Print Quality settings you make.
  • Page 172 “Print dialog box”. Note: ❏ The names of the ready-made settings provided by EPSON cannot be applied to your new settings. ❏ To delete a setting, select the setting in the Custom Settings dialog box and click Delete.
  • Page 173 ❏ Printing with PhotoEnhance4 selected may increase the time required for printing, depending on your computer system and the amount of data contained in your image. You can select from the following settings. Click the arrow on the right of the drop-down menu. Tone Normal This setting provides standard image correction for...
  • Page 174: Adjusting Page Settings

    Note: Paper Configuration settings are available only when using UltraChrome ink. Mode Description Color Density Adjusts the strength of Color Density. Use a value in the range of -50% to +50%. Drag the scroll bar to the right or left with your mouse to adjust the setting. You can also type a number (-50 to +50) in the box next to the slide bar.
  • Page 175: Reduce Or Enlarge

    Orientation Use this setting to specify the direction of printing on the page: Portrait (vertical), or Landscape (horizontal). If you need to print close to the bottom of the page, click Rotate by 180°. Reduce or Enlarge Lets you define the percentage you want to enlarge or reduce on image.
  • Page 176 To enable Auto Rotate, select the Auto Rotate check box in the “Page Setup dialog box”. Auto Cut When Auto Cut is selected the roll paper will be cut automatically after each print job. To enable Auto Cut, select the Auto Cut check box in the “Page Setup dialog box”.
  • Page 177: Fitting Documents Onto The Page

    Size list. To use this function, select Fit to Page check box, then select the paper size you loaded in the printer. Using the Printer Utilities EPSON printer utilities allow you to check the current printer status and do some printer maintenance from your screen. -176...
  • Page 178 EPSON StatusMonitor You use the EPSON StatusMonitor utilities to check the printer status and the level of ink remaining in each cartridge. Nozzle Check To find out if nozzles are delivering ink properly, you can print a nozzle check pattern. If the nozzles are not delivering ink properly, missing dots will be evident in the print pattern.
  • Page 179: Accessing The Printer Utilities

    Note: While printing is in progress, pressing any of the utility buttons, except the EPSON StatusMonitor button, may mar your printouts. Getting Information Through Online Help Your printer software has an extensive online help feature, which provides instructions on printing, making printer driver settings, and using printer utilities.
  • Page 180: Accessing Help

    If a printer error is detected, you will be informed with an error message. You can also use this utility to check ink levels before printing. To use EPSON StatusMonitor, click the EPSON StatusMonitor button in the Utility dialog box. The following dialog box appears. -179...
  • Page 181 To access the Utility dialog box, see “Accessing the printer utilities”. Note: Installed ink cartridge information is not available. The EPSON StatusMonitor informs you of the amount of ink remaining as of the time the StatusMonitor was opened. To update ink-level information, click the Update button. -180...
  • Page 182: Making Configuration Settings

    Making Configuration Settings You can select the way the EPSON StatusMonitor utility monitors your printer, and the way you will be notified of information. Click the Configuration button in the Utility dialog box. (To access the Utility dialog box, see “Accessing the printer utilities”.) The Configuration Settings dialog box appears as below.
  • Page 183: Controlling Background Printing

    Controlling Background Printing After you send a print job to the printer, you can use the EPSON Monitor3 utility to check on, control, or cancel print jobs that are queued for printing. This utility also shows the status of the job currently being printed.
  • Page 184: Using Epson Monitor3

    To use EPSON Monitor3, you must first turn on Background Printing in the Chooser or in the Background Printing dialog box. Then, after sending a print job to the printer, select EPSON Monitor3 from the Application menu at the right end of the menu bar.
  • Page 185 ❏ Use the buttons below to start the printer utilities. Print Head Starts the Print Head Cleaning utility Cleaning Status Starts the EPSON StatusMonitor, which Monitor displays the amount of ink remaining ❏ Click Stop Print Queue to stop printing. Click Start Print Queue to resume printing.
  • Page 186 If you click the Show details arrow, an extension similar to the one below appears at the bottom of the EPSON Monitor3 dialog box. The extended dialog box displays detailed information on a selected document’s printer driver settings. Changing print job priority To change the priority of print jobs in a print queue, follow the steps below.
  • Page 187: Setting Up Your Printer On A Network

    1. Click the Show details arrow at the bottom of the EPSON Monitor3 dialog box, then click a document name in the Document Name box. You will see an extended dialog box the same or similar to the one below.
  • Page 188: Setting Up Your Printer As A Shared Printer

    First, you need to set up the printer as a shared printer on the computer to which the printer is connected. Then, you must signify the network path to the printer from each computer to use the printer, and install the printer software on those computers. Setting up your printer as a shared printer Follow these steps to share a printer connected directly to your computer with other computers on an AppleTalk network.
  • Page 189: Accessing The Printer Through A Network

    3. Click the Setup button. The following dialog box appears. 4. Select the Share this Printer check box, then type the printer name and password information as needed. 5. Click OK. The name of the shared printer appears in the port list in the Chooser.
  • Page 190 2. On each computer from which you want to access the printer, select Chooser from the Apple menu. Then click your printer's icon and select the printer port you want to use from the Select a printer port box on the right. You can only select from the printers connected to your current AppleTalk zone.
  • Page 191: Paper Handling

    Whenever possible, use gloves to handle media. Using EPSON special media EPSON provides special media that can enrich the usage and expressive power of the printing results. When using EPSON special media, make sure the appropriate settings are made in the printer driver as described in “Printer Software”.
  • Page 192: Using Paper Other Than Epson Special Media

    Using paper other than EPSON special media When you use paper other than EPSON special media, or print using the RIP (Raster Images Processor), see the instructions included with the paper or RIP system, or contact your supplier for more information.
  • Page 193: Removing The Roll Paper From The Spindle

    2. Place the roll paper on a flat surface so that it does not unwind. Slide the roll paper onto the spindle and onto the flange until it fixes into place. 3. Slide the movable flange (removed in step 1) onto the spindle and into the end of the roll paper until it fixes into place.
  • Page 194: Attaching And Removing The Spindle From The Printer

    3. Remove the roll paper from the spindle. 4. Attach other roll paper to the spindle (see “Attaching the roll paper to the spindle”), or if you do not want to attach other roll paper, slide the movable flange back onto the spindle. Note: Store unused roll paper in its original package.
  • Page 195 ❏ If two roll paper spindles are attached to the printer, keep the unused roll wound up using the roll paper belt, to avoid paper jams. See “Using the roll paper belt”. 1. Open the roll paper cover. 2. Make sure that the movable flange is fixed into the end of the roll paper properly.
  • Page 196 4. Place the right end of the spindle into the right mounting bracket inside the printer. Note: To mount the spindle correctly, match the color of the end of the spindle with the mounting bracket. 5. Place the left end of the spindle into the left mounting bracket inside the printer.
  • Page 197: Loading The Roll Paper

    6. Close the roll paper cover. Loading the roll paper To load roll paper, follow the steps below. Note: You may want to setup the paper basket before printing. See “Setting the Paper Basket”. (In the illustrations below the paper basket is set to feed paper backwards.) 1.
  • Page 198 Caution: If you are loading thick roll paper, select Roll Cutter Off. Paper that is too thick may damage the paper cutter. 4. Make sure the Operate light or Pause light is not flashing, then set the paper lever to the released position. The Paper Out light turns on and LOAD PAPER appears on the LCD panel.
  • Page 199 5. Load the paper into the paper insertion slot. 6. Pull the paper down through the paper insertion slot so that it comes out below. Note: If the roll paper does not come out, follow the instructions below. -198...
  • Page 200 ❏ Adjust the feed strength by pressing the Paper Feed buttons on the control panel. When using thick, heavy, or curled paper, press the Paper Feed (+) button to increase the power. When using thin or light paper, press the Paper Feed (-) button to decrease the power.
  • Page 201 Note: You do not have to align the right end of the paper with the right row of punch holes. 8. Set the paper lever to the secured position, then close the roll paper cover. PRESS PAUSE BUTTON appears. -200...
  • Page 202: Using The Roll Paper Belt

    Note: If the Roll Auto Cut light is on, and the bottom edge of the roll paper was not cut properly after the previous print job, press the Cut/Eject button to recut the edge. 9. Press the Pause button. The print heads move and the paper feeds into the printing position automatically.
  • Page 203: Cutting Roll Paper Or Printing Page Lines

    For 2-inch type For 3-inch type To remove the roll paper belt, simply unwrap it from around the paper. While you do not use the roll paper belt, keep it wound around the end of the spindle. Cutting roll paper or printing page lines When your print job is finished, the printer cuts the roll paper automatically or prints page lines around the document according to your settings.
  • Page 204 Note: Software usually overrides control panel settings. Use your software to make settings whenever possible. Using the Auto Cut setting When you want the roll paper to be cut automatically after your print job, use the Auto Cut setting. To make the Auto Cut setting using the Paper Source button on the control panel, see “Buttons”.
  • Page 205: Using Cut Sheet Media

    Printing page lines If you want to print continuously on roll paper first, then cut the page yourself after you finish printing, use the Print Page Line setting. To make the Print Page Line setting using the control panel, see “SelecType Settings”. To use the printer software, see “Print Page Line”...
  • Page 206 3. Make sure the Operate light or Pause light is not flashing, then set the paper lever released position. The Paper Out light turns on and LOAD PAPER appears on the LCD panel. Caution: Do not set the paper lever to the released position while the Operate light or Pause light is flashing.
  • Page 207 5. Set the paper lever to the secured position. PRESS PAUSE BUTTON appears on the LCD panel. 6. Press the Pause button. The print heads move and the sheet feeds into the printing position automatically. READY appears on the LCD panel. Note: Even if you do not press the Pause button, the print heads move and paper feeds into the printing position automatically.
  • Page 208 Loading cut sheet with a length of A4/Letter, A3/US B, and Super A3/B To load cut sheet media with a length of A4/Letter, A3/US B, and Super A3/B, follow the steps below. Caution: As much as possible, keep your fingers off the printable surface of the media, as fingerprints may reduce printout quality.
  • Page 209: Printing On Thick Paper (0.5 To 1.6 Mm)

    5. Make the printer driver settings (see “Basic Settings” for Windows or “Basic Settings” for Macintosh), then send a print job from the computer. The printer starts printing. When printing is complete, the printer supports the printed media, and PAPER OUT is displayed on the LCD panel. To remove the paper, hold it while pressing the Paper Feed button.
  • Page 210 4. Make sure that the Operate light or Pause light is not flashing, then set the paper lever to the released position. The Paper Out light turns on and LOAD PAPER appears on the LCD panel. Open the front cover. 5.
  • Page 211: Setting The Paper Basket

    6. Set the paper lever to the secured position, then close the front cover. PRESS PAUSE BUTTON appears on the LCD panel. 7. Press the Pause button. Then follow the same procedure as for other cut sheets. Setting the Paper Basket To avoid your printouts getting dirty or crinkled, set the paper basket.
  • Page 212: When Feeding Paper Backward

    When feeding paper backward (up to B1 size; landscape) Caution: Always load B1 (728 × × × × 1030 mm) size thick paper (0.5 to 1.6 mm) long edge first and feed the paper forward. Otherwise, damage to your printouts may occur. 1.
  • Page 213: When Feeding Paper Backward (Up To Super B0 Size)

    2. Hook the basket rings (d) on the upper basket hooks to take up the slack of the paper basket. When feeding paper backward (up to super B0 size) Note: When feeding roll paper larger than B0 size backward, make sure that your printer has at least 20 cm (7.87 inches) of space to its rear.
  • Page 214: When Feeding Paper Forward

    3. Pull the lower basket hooks out to their full length. When feeding paper forward (Roll Paper Banner; thick [0.5 mm and more] cut sheet) 1. Unhook the basket rings from the upper basket hooks. -213...
  • Page 215 2. Slide the upper hooks back to their full length. Then fully pull out the lower paper basket hooks as shown, so that they rest on the floor. Note: Make sure that the paper basket surface is at full tension. If not, the fed paper will not slide down to the floor.
  • Page 216: Maintenance And Transportation

    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. See “Ink cartridges”. To replace an ink cartridge, follow the steps below. Caution: Leave the old cartridge installed in the printer until you are ready to replace it with a new one.
  • Page 217 2. Push the button on the ink compartment cover to release the lock of the cover and open it. INK COVER OPEN appears on the LCD panel. 3. Push the top of the clamp, and pull it forward. -216...
  • Page 218 4. Carefully pull the empty cartridge straight out of the printer. Warning: If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. 5. Make sure the replacement ink cartridge is the correct color, and remove it from the package.
  • Page 219 Note: ❏ If you are using UltraChrome or ColorFast type ink cartridges, shake the ink cartridge gently before installing it for best results. ❏ There is a protection system against improper cartridge insertion. If you cannot insert the ink cartridge smoothly, the type of cartridge may be incorrect.
  • Page 220: Replacing Black Ink Cartridges

    7. Push the cartridge clamp backwards. Make sure the corresponding Ink Out light goes off. Note: If the Ink Out light remains on, the ink cartridge may not be installed correctly. Remove the ink cartridge and then reinsert it as described above.
  • Page 221: Checking The Waste Ink Tank

    Caution: To avoid interrupting ink cartridge replacement, observe the following: ❏ Do not turn off the printer. ❏ Do not open the front cover. ❏ Do not move the paper lever to the released position. Note: If an electrical power failure occurs during this operation, turn the printer on again.
  • Page 222: Confirming The Remain Of The Ink Cartridges

    Confirming the remain of the ink cartridges Before replacing black ink cartridges, make sure that there is enough ink in the black and cyan ink cartridges to ensure the completion of this work. Follow these steps to confirm the amount of remaining black and cyan ink.
  • Page 223 5. After confirming that REMOVE BK INK CRTG is displayed on the LCD panel, remove the black ink cartridge that is now installed in your printer. Note: When an ink cartridge is removed from a wrong slot, NO INK CARTRIDGE is displayed on the LCD panel. -222...
  • Page 224 6. After confirming that INSERT DRAIN CRTG is displayed on the LCD panel, insert the draining cartridge into the black ink slot. 7. After confirming that CLOSE INK COVER is displayed on the LCD panel, close the ink compartment cover. DRAINING nn% is displayed on the LCD panel, and the printer drains the remaining ink to the waste ink tank.
  • Page 225: Updating The Printer Driver Information

    The printer starts black ink charging and BK INK CHARGING nn% is displayed on the LCD panel. When K: EPSON GENUINE INK is displayed on the LCD panel, you are ready to update the printer driver information. Updating the printer driver information After the replacement operation, update the driver information following the procedure below.
  • Page 226 For Windows users Click the Main tab and make sure that the ink cartridge information is displayed. If not, set the information manually by clicking the Utility tab, then the Printer and Option Information button. -225...
  • Page 227: Replacing The Paper Cutter

    For Macintosh users Select Chooser from the Apple menu and click the printer's icon and printer port. This completes the black ink replacement. Replacing the Paper Cutter When the paper cutter does not cut cleanly, it may be blunt and require replacement.
  • Page 228 2. Press the SelecType button repeatedly until CUTTER REPLACE MENU appears on the LCD panel. 3. Press the Item button. CUT. REPLACE appears. Then press the Enter button. WAIT appears and the paper cutter holder moves to the replacement position. Caution: Never move the paper cutter holder by hand.
  • Page 229 5. When REPLACE CUTTER appears on the LCD panel, push in the side pin while turning the paper cutter cover to the right to open the casing. 6. Slowly take your finger off the side pin. The paper cutter raises so it can be removed. Note: Be careful not to let the cutter or the spring coil pop out of the casing.
  • Page 230 9. Make sure the spring coil is inside the cutter holder and if necessary, reinstall the coil. 10. Fully insert the new cutter into the paper cutter holder in the direction as shown below. 11. Push in the side pin while turning the paper cutter cover to the left to close the casing.
  • Page 231: Cleaning The Printer

    13. Wait until READY appears on the LCD panel. Paper cutter replacement is complete. Cleaning the Printer To keep your printer operation at its best, you should clean it thoroughly several times a year. 1. Make sure the printer is turned off and all the lights are off. Then unplug the power cord.
  • Page 232: If You Have Not Used Your Printer For A Long Time

    Warning: Be careful not to touch the gears inside the printer. Caution: ❏ Never use alcohol or thinners to clean the printer; these chemicals can damage the components as well as the case. ❏ Be careful not to get water on the printer mechanism or electronic components.
  • Page 233: A Short Distance

    A short distance When you need to move the printer a short distance, follow the steps below: 1. First turn off the printer and make sure the print heads are in the home (far right) position. If not, turn the printer back on, wait until the print heads move to the home position, then turn off the printer.
  • Page 234 4. Make sure that the casters at the stand are locked, and that the stabilizer knobs of the stand are extended to the floor. 5. Remove the left and right side wing nuts. Keep them in a safe place. 6. Have four or more people lift the printer off of the stand, using the eight hand grips shown below.
  • Page 235 Caution: Do not attempt to lift the printer with fewer than four people. 7. Move the printer horizontally. When you set up the printer after transporting, see “Setting up the printer after transporting it”. Before you use the printer after transporting, you may need to perform a nozzle check and realign the print heads.
  • Page 236 Caution: Do not slide the printer on angled or uneven surfaces. 1. Make sure that the power cord, interface cable, roll paper spindles and sheet media are removed, and the roll paper cover and front cover are closed. Note: If you only need to transport your printer a very short distance using the casters, you do not need to remove the ink cartridges.
  • Page 237: Setting Up The Printer After Transporting It

    ❏ The first time you start printing after transporting the printer, the print head nozzles may be clogged. EPSON recommends you perform a nozzle check and clean the print heads, and also realign the print heads to ensure print quality. See “Using the Printer Utilities”...
  • Page 238: Using Optional Product

    Using Optional Product Using the Auto Take-up Reel Unit When you want to print your data on roll paper and don’t want to cut it or feed it out onto the floor, you can use this optional Auto Take-up Reel Unit to roll up your print out. See the Auto Take-up Reel Unit User’s Guide for installing the unit onto your printer.
  • Page 239 The roles of switches and meanings of the sensor light are as follows. Manual Switch Auto Switch -238...
  • Page 240: Adjusting The Sensor

    Sensor light Indicates that the light detector is aligned with the light emitter. This means that the Auto Take-up Reel Unit is ready to wind your print out. Flashing Indicates that the light detector and light emitter are not aligned properly. See “Adjusting the sensor” for details. Flashing Indicates that the Auto Take-up Reel Unit has encountered rapidly...
  • Page 241 1. Loosen the knob on the light emitter. 2. Adjust the horizontal angle of the emitter so that the sensor light turns on. 3. Holding the detector in position, retighten the knob. -240...
  • Page 242: Loading Roll Paper Onto The Take-Up Reel Core

    Loading roll paper onto the take-up reel core Warning: ❏ Turn off the Auto Take-up Reel Unit before loading paper. If the take-up reel unit operates unexpectedly, bodily injury may occur. ❏ Make sure the take-up reel unit is installed properly and securely.
  • Page 243 1. Make sure that the roll paper is loaded in the printer properly. For instructions, see “Loading the roll paper”. 2. Press the Paper Source button on the printer until the Roll Cutter Off light turns on. 3. Press the Paper Feed (-) button on the printer to advance the roll paper.
  • Page 244 5. Tape the leading edge of the roll paper to the take-up reel core in three places. 6. Press the Paper Feed (-) button to feed the paper forward and create a loop of slack. -243...
  • Page 245 7. Set the Manual switch on the Auto Take-up Reel Unit to the Forward position, and take up at least one turn of paper on the take-up reel core. Make sure that adequate slack remains between the roll paper and the take-up reel core. printer’s front side Winding paper backward...
  • Page 246 3. Pull the bottom of the roll paper around the back of the reel core as shown below. Then tape the leading edge of the paper to the reel core in three places. 4. Press the Paper Feed button (-) to feed the paper forward and create a loop of slack.
  • Page 247: Taking-Up Your Prints

    5. Set the Manual switch on the Auto Take-up Reel Unit to the Backward position and take up at least one turn of paper on the take-up reel core. Make sure that adequate slack remains between the roll paper and the take-up reel core. printer’s front side Taking-up your prints...
  • Page 248 Caution: During operation, be sure to stay out of the sensor detection area. Interrupting the sensor beam can cause paper to be taken up under tension and adversely affect printing. Light detector Light Light detector sensor emitter detection area 1. Press the Paper Source button on the printer repeatedly until the Roll Cutter Off light comes on.
  • Page 249: Removing Paper After Take-Up

    Note: Do not touch the Manual switch while printing is in progress. Doing so may damage your prints. Removing paper after take-up After paper take-up, remove the take-up reel core as follows. 1. Turn off the Auto Take-up Reel Unit. Warning: Turn off the Auto Take-up Reel Unit before removing the take-up reel core.
  • Page 250 3. Turn the lever to unlock the movable unit, and slide it to the left so that the flange knob clears the end of the take-up reel core. While doing this, support the take-up reel core with one hand to keep it from falling. 4.
  • Page 251: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Printer Stops Printing Unexpectedly Head cleaning, ink charging, or ink drying is in progress Check to see if the Pause light is flashing. If so, the printer is in the process of head cleaning, ink charging or ink drying. During head cleaning and ink charging, WAIT is displayed on the LCD panel.
  • Page 252: The Printer Does Not Turn On Or Stay On

    The Printer does not Turn on or Stay on Message and Light Problem Solution PAPER OUT No paper is loaded in Load paper in the printer. the printer. Paper ran out. Remove any printouts or paper remaining in the Paper Out printer.
  • Page 253 PAPER NOT STRAIGHT Slippage occurred Reload paper. See and paper was fed “Paper Feed or Paper at an angle. Jam Problems Occur Frequently”. Paper Out RELOAD PAPER Paper could not be Remove then reload the reversed into the paper so that the right printing position.
  • Page 254 UNABLE TO PRINT If an error occurs, or After 3 seconds the the ink compartment message disappears. cover is open, you try Press the Pause button to to print a test pattern exit the SelecType mode. (nozzle check, status When an error or status check, head message appears again, alignment, or paper...
  • Page 255: The Printer Prints Nothing

    ❏ For Windows NT 4.0 users, try uninstalling the EPSON Printer Port. Click Start, point to Programs and EPSON Printers, then click EPSON Printer Port Uninstall. Follow the messages on the screen.
  • Page 256: Your Epson Printer Is Not Selected As The Default Printer

    2. Right-click EPSON Stylus Pro 10600 UC (for UltraChrome ink users), EPSON Stylus Pro 10600 CF (for ColorFast ink users), or EPSON Stylus Pro 10600 DYE (for dye ink users) in the Printers window. 3. Select Set As Default, then close the Printers window.
  • Page 257: Printer Port Setting Does Not Match The Printer Connection Port

    2. Right-click EPSON Stylus Pro 10600 UC (for UltraChrome ink users), EPSON Stylus Pro 10600 CF (for ColorFast ink users), or EPSON Stylus Pro 10600 DYE (for dye ink users) in the Printers window, then select Properties. 3. Click the Details tab.
  • Page 258: The Printer Driver Does Not Have Enough Available Memory

    3. Click the Ports tab. 4. Make sure that your printer port is selected. The printer driver does not have enough available memory (Macintosh) To increase the available memory in your Macintosh, select Control Panel from the Apple menu and double-click the Memory icon.
  • Page 259: Incorrect Margins

    ❏ Make sure the running application is for Windows or Macintosh. ❏ Make sure the EPSON Stylus Pro 10600 UC (for UltraChrome ink users), EPSON Stylus Pro 10600 CF (for ColorFast ink users), or EPSON Stylus Pro 10600 DYE (for dye ink users) printer driver is selected.
  • Page 260: Inverted Image

    Try one or more of these solutions: ❏ Select your printer as the default printer in Windows. See “Your EPSON printer is not selected as the default printer”. ❏ For Windows, check the settings in the Paper menu. Make sure they are correct for the paper size you are using.
  • Page 261: A Ruled Line Shifts

    Since monitors and printers produce colors differently, printed colors will not always match on screen colors perfectly. However, the above color systems are provided to overcome color differences. ❏ Select PhotoEnhance4 in the Advanced dialog box. You can produce sharper images with more vivid colors. ❏...
  • Page 262: Print Quality Could Be Better

    ❏ For EPSON paper, check the Media Type setting in the Main menu for Windows or in the Print dialog box for Macintosh. Make sure it is correct for the paper you are using. For paper other than EPSON’s, register and select paper thickness in the SelecType mode.
  • Page 263: Horizontal Banding

    Horizontal banding Try one or more of these solutions: ❏ For Windows, check the Media Type setting in the Main menu. Make sure it is correct for the paper you are using. For Macintosh, check the Media Type setting in the Print dialog box.
  • Page 264: Incorrect Or Missing Colors

    Incorrect or missing colors Try one or more of these solutions: ❏ For Windows, check the Media Type setting in the Main menu. Make sure it is correct for the paper you are using. For Macintosh, check the Media Type setting in the Print dialog box.
  • Page 265: Blurry Or Smeared Printout

    ❏ Run the Head Cleaning utility to clear any clogged ink nozzles. See “Using the Printer Utilities” for Windows or “Using the Printer Utilities” for Macintosh. ❏ Check the Ink Out lights. If necessary, replace ink cartridges. See “Replacing Ink Cartridges”. ❏...
  • Page 266: Color Documents Print In Black Only

    ❏ Run the Head Cleaning utility. See “Using the Printer Utilities” for Windows and “Using the Printer Utilities” for Macintosh. ❏ Select thicker paper in the SelecType mode. Check the paper number setting in the Paper Configuration menu. See “SelecType Settings”. ❏...
  • Page 267: Roll Paper Cannot Be Cut

    “Replacing the Paper Cutter”. Note: If you use roll paper other than EPSON special media, see the user documentation included with the paper, or contact your supplier. Paper Feed or Paper Jam Problems Occur...
  • Page 268 You can change the platen gap setting in the Printer Setting menu of the SelecType mode. See “SelecType Settings”. ❏ For paper other than EPSON's, check the paper type selected in the Paper Configuration menu of the SelecType mode. See “Setting the paper thickness”.
  • Page 269: Roll Paper Does Not Eject Properly

    Roll Paper does not Eject Properly Roll paper is wound tightly and may feed with a curl. If so, extend the three paper guides out from the lower printer. Caution: The paper guides only need to be used when the paper feeds with a curl.
  • Page 270: When Feeding Paper Forward

    When feeding paper forward Extend the paper guides out from the printer so they rest on the front of the paper basket. When feeding paper backward Extend the paper guides out from the printer so that they rest on the back of the paper basket. -269...
  • Page 271: Clearing Paper Jams

    Clearing Paper Jams To remove jammed paper, follow these steps: 1. If roll paper is jammed, cut the paper at the paper insertion slot. 2. Set the paper lever to the released position to release the paper. 3. Open the front cover if necessary. -270...
  • Page 272 4. Carefully pull down the jammed paper. TURN PWR OFF AND ON is displayed on the LCD panel. 5. Close the front cover, if necessary, then press the Power button to turn the printer off and back on. 6. Make sure that the Paper Out light is on and LOAD PAPER is displayed on the LCD panel.
  • Page 273: Troubleshooting On The Optional Auto Take-Up Reel Unit

    Troubleshooting on the Optional Auto Take-up Reel Unit Try one or more of these solutions: ❏ The roll paper may not have sufficient slack around the auto take-up reel unit. Make sure that there is adequate slack between the roll paper and the take-up reel core. See “Loading roll paper onto the take-up reel core”.
  • Page 274: Contacting Customer Support

    Contacting Customer Support If your EPSON product is not operating properly and you cannot solve the problem using the troubleshooting information in your product documentation, contact customer support services for assistance. If customer support for your area is not listed below, contact the dealer where you purchased your product.
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  • Page 301 Email: KVV@Simss.lanet.LV Soft-Tronik Riga Ltd. Terbatas 78 LV-1001 Riga Tel.: 00317.2.292943 Fax: 00317.7.310169 Email: info@soft-tronik.lv CHS Riga Kalnciema 12a LV-1084 Riga Tel.: (371) 7602051 Tel.: (371) 7613887 Lithuania Baltic Amadeus Akademijos 4 LT-2600 Vilnius Tel.: 00370.2.729913 Fax: 00370.2.729909 Email: Viktoras@Ktl.mii.LT Intac Ltd.
  • Page 302 + 971 (0) 4 352 44 88 or 351 77 77 www.epson.com Email Warranty & Support: www.epson-support@compubase.co.ae South Africa Warranty & Support (011) 444 8278 / 91 or 0800 600 578 For details of EPSON Express centres and Service Repair centres http://www.epson.co.za/support/index.htm Sales -301...
  • Page 303 Fax: 00387 33 659 461 E-mail: recos@bih.net.ba oppure edin@recos.ba Argentina EPSON ARGENTINA S.A. Avenida Belgrano 964/970 (1092), Buenos Aires Tel.: (54 11) 4346-0300 Fax: (54 11) 4346-0333 www.epson.com.ar Brazil EPSON DO BRASIL LTDA. Av. Tucunaré, 720 Tamboré Barueri, São Paulo, SP 06460-020 -302...
  • Page 304 Fax: (56 2) 236-6524 www.epson.cl Colombia EPSON COLOMBIA, LTDA. Diagonal 109 No. 15-49 Bogotá, Colombia Tel.: (57 1) 523-5000 Fax: (57 1) 523-4180 www.epson.com.co Costa Rica EPSON COSTA RICA, S.A Embajada Americana, 200 Sur y 300 Oeste San José, Costa Rica -303...
  • Page 305 Tel.: (50 6) 296-6222 Fax: (50 6) 296-6046 www.epsoncr.com Mexico EPSON MÉXICO, S.A. de C.V. Av. Sonora #150 México, 06100, DF Tel.: (52 5) 211-1736 Fax: (52 5) 533-1177 www.epson.com.mx Peru EPSON PERÚ, S.A. Av. Del Parque Sur #400 San Isidro, Lima, Perú...
  • Page 306 Tel.: (58 2) 240-1111 Fax: (58 2) 240-1128 www.epson.com.ve USA (Latin America) EPSON LATIN AMERICA 6303 Blue Lagoon Dr., Ste. 390 Miami, FL 33126 Tel.: (1 305) 265-0092 Fax: (1 305) 265-0097 EPSON AMERICA, INC 3840 Kilroy Airport Way Long Beach, CA 90806 Tel.: (1 562) 981-3840...
  • Page 307: Index

    Windows, 125 Black ink replacement, 219 Buttons, 60 Cartridge option information Windows, 125 Cleaning printer, 230 print head Macintosh, 177 Windows, 123 ColorSync setting, 168 Configuration settings, 181 Consumable products, 37 Contacting EPSON, 273 Customer support, 273 Custom mode -306...
  • Page 308 Macintosh, 168 Windows, 113 Cut sheet media media type, 39 using, 204 DMA transfer, 137 EPSON Monitor3, 183 EPSON special media, 39, 190 EPSON Spool Manager, 130 EPSON StatusMonitor Macintosh, 177, 179 Windows, 123, 131 Error indication, 250 Head Alignment, 88...
  • Page 309 Macintosh, 160 Windows, 106 Notes for media, 190 Nozzle check pattern, 86 Online help Macintosh, 178 Windows, 128 Options, 36 Orientation Macintosh, 173 Windows, 119 Page line, 204 Macintosh, 175 Windows, 121 Paper basket, 210 Paper cutter, 226 Paper Thickness, 89 PhotoEnhance settings Macintosh, 171 Windows, 117...
  • Page 310 alignment Macintosh, 177 Windows, 123 cleaning, 60 Macintosh, 177 Windows, 123 nozzle check Macintosh, 177 Windows, 123 Print Quality setting Macintosh, 169 Windows, 115 Print speed, 135 Progress Meter, 130 Reduce/Enlarge setting, 122 Replacing Black ink cartridges, 219 Resolution, 18 Roll paper loading, 196 media type, 39...
  • Page 311 environmental, 22 initialization, 22 ink cartridges, 26 interface, 31 mechanical, 20 paper, 24 printable area, 19 Standards and Approvals, 23 Spindle attaching and removing, 193 attaching the roll paper, 191 removing the roll paper, 192 sRGB setting, 113 Status Message, 65 Status Sheet, 92 System requirements Macintosh, 30...
  • Page 312 Speed & Progress, 126 Using, 136 -311...