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  • Page 2: Where To Find Information

    Where to Find Information This User’s Guide Provides you with all the information you need to use your EPSON Stylus COLOR 800 and consumable products, from ® setting up to troubleshooting. If you use Microsoft Windows ® , see the Windows NT-based software users guide.

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    SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION. The information contained herein is designed only for use with this EPSON printer. EPSON is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other printers.

  • Page 4: Declaration Of Conformity

    Prof. J. H. Bavincklaan 5 1183 AT Amstelveen The Netherlands Declares that the Product: Product Name: Ink Jet Printer Type Name: EPSON Stylus COLOR 800 Model: P930A Conforms to the following Directive(s) and Norm(s): Directive 89/336/EEC: EN 55022 Class B EN 50082-1...

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Safety Instructions Important Safety Instructions ....0-1 A few precautions ......0-2 ENERGY STAR Compliance .

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    ....4-12 EPSON Status Monitor ..... . 4-13 Nozzle Check .

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    Defining a Custom Paper Size ....6-19 Using EPSON Printer Utilities ....6-21 EPSON StatusMonitor .

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    Removing the perforated margins ....7-10 Storing EPSON Photo Paper ....7-10...

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    Chapter 10 Troubleshooting Diagnosing the Problem ..... . 10-2 Error indicators ......10-2 Status Monitor .

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    Appendix B Tips for Color Printing Basics of Color ......B-2 Image Resolution and Image Size .

  • Page 11: Important Safety Instructions

    Safety Instructions Important Safety Instructions Read all of these instructions and save them for later reference. Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer. Do not place the printer on an unstable surface or near a radiator or heat source. Place the printer on a flat surface.

  • Page 12: A Few Precautions

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

  • Page 13: Energy Star Compliance

    NERGY TAR Compliance As an NERGY TAR Partner, EPSON has determined that this product meets the NERGY TAR guidelines for energy efficiency. The International NERGY TAR Office Equipment Program...

  • Page 14: For United Kingdom Users

    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 15: Warnings, Cautions, And Notes

    If damage occurs to the plug, replace the cord set or consult a qualified electrician. Replace fuses only with a fuse of the correct size and rating. Warnings, Cautions, and Notes Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury. Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.

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    Safety Instructions...

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    Chapter 1 Getting to Know Your Printer Printer Parts and Control Panel Functions ... . System Requirements ......When using your printer with a PC .

  • Page 18: Printer Parts And Control Panel Functions

    Printer Parts and Control Panel Functions paper support extension paper support edge guides printer cover sheet feeder output tray extension output tray black print head ink cartridge clamps cleaning button load/eject button power button control panel color print head adjust lever cleaning button Getting to Know Your Printer...

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    Buttons Buttons Function Loads and ejects paper. Starts charging ink (after you finish the ink cartridge replacement procedure). load/eject Turns the printer on and off. Clears the print buffer if pressed twice while the power is on. power Cleans the black print head if pressed for about three seconds.

  • Page 20: System Requirements

    System Requirements When using your printer with a PC To use your printer, you need Microsoft Windows 3.1, Windows for Workgroups, Windows 95, Windows NT, or DOS; a shielded, twisted-pair parallel cable. For system requirements and details on using the printer software with Windows NT, see the Windows NT 3.51/4.0 Printer software User’s Guide.

  • Page 21: When Using Your Printer With A Macintosh

    When using your printer with a Macintosh The following are the hardware and system requirements that must be met to use this printer with a Macintosh. Applicable computer models (as of July 1, 1996) Macintosh LC II, LC III, LC475, LC520, LC575, LC630 Macintosh IIcx, IIci, IIsi, IIvi, IIvx Macintosh Quadra Series Macintosh Centris Series...

  • Page 22: Options And Consumable Products

    Note: The amount of available memory varies according to the number and kind of applications that are open. To see how much memory is available, choose About This Macintosh from the Apple menu and refer to the memory size (listed in kilobytes) under “Largest Unused Block”...

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    The asterisk is a substitute for the last digit of the product number, which varies by country. Interface cables EPSON supplies several types of interface cables. You can use any interface cable that meets the specifications listed below. See your computer manual for any additional requirements.

  • Page 24: Consumable Products

    EPSON special media Most plain paper works well in your printer. In addition, paper specifically designed for ink jet printers such as EPSON’s 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper will meet most high-quality printing needs. EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (A4)

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    Using the built-in serial interface ....2-22 Using an optional EPSON interface card ... 2-23 Installing the Printer Software in Your Macintosh ..

  • Page 26: Unpacking The Printer

    Unpacking the Printer Your printer box should contain a CD-ROM, which includes the printer software that runs your printer, and the following items: paper support printer power cord black ink cartridge color ink cartridge In some locations, the power cord comes attached to the printer.

  • Page 27: Attaching The Paper Support

    Attaching the Paper Support Insert the paper support into the slots at the rear of the printer as shown below. Note: To print on transparencies, you need to reposition the paper support as described in “Loading Transparencies” in Chapter 7. Choosing a Place for the Printer Follow the guidelines listed below when placing your printer.

  • Page 28: Using A Printer Stand

    Avoid using or storing the printer in places subject to rapid changes in temperature and humidity. Also keep it away from direct sunlight, strong light, or heat sources. Avoid places subject to shocks and vibrations. Place the printer near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged.

  • Page 29: Plugging In The Printer

    Plugging in the Printer 1. Make sure that the printer is turned off. It is off when the power button protrudes slightly from the surface of the control panel. 2. Check the label on the back of the printer to make sure the voltage required by the printer matches that of the electrical outlet you will be plugging it into.

  • Page 30: Installing The Ink Cartridges

    Installing the Ink Cartridges Warning: The ink cartridges are self-contained units. Under ordinary use, ink will not leak from a cartridge. If ink does get on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. Install the ink cartridges as follows: Note: Only open an ink cartridge package just before you install the...

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    The print heads move slightly to the left, which is the black ink cartridge install position (color ink cartridge installation begins in step 7). The and ink out lights come on and the power light flashes. Caution: Do not move the print heads by hand. Otherwise you may damage the printer.

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    Note: To ensure that the ink charging process is completed properly, use the ink cartridge packed with your printer the first time you install the ink cartridges. color ink cartridge black ink cartridge (S020089) (S020108) Caution: You must remove the yellow tape seals from the cartridges.

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    6. Press the clamp down until it locks in place. Caution: Once you install the ink cartridges, do not open their clamps again until you replace the cartridges. Otherwise, the cartridges may become unusable. Installation instructions for the color ink cartridge follow. If either of the cartridges is not installed, the printer will not work.

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    8. Lift up the color ink cartridge clamp. Install the color ink cartridge as described in steps 4 to 6, substituting “color ink cartridge” for “black ink cartridge” where appropriate. Then go to step 9 to complete the ink cartridge installation. 9.

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    The ink charging process takes several minutes to complete, during which time the printer produces a variety of mechanical sounds. These sounds are normal. When the ink delivery system has been charged, the print heads return to their home position. Caution: During the ink charging process, the power light...

  • Page 36: Connecting The Printer To Your Pc

    Connecting the Printer to Your PC Connecting the printer to your computer using the built-in parallel interface requires a shielded, twisted-pair parallel cable. To connect the printer to a Macintosh, see page 2-21. Follow the steps below to connect the printer to your computer: 1.

  • Page 37: Installing The Printer Software In Your Pc

    If you are using the floppy disk version of the software, before you begin installation, make a backup copy of the EPSON printer software disk. If you wish to make a floppy disk version of the printer software on your CD-ROM, you can use the Driver disk creation utility included on the CD.

  • Page 38: Installing In Windows 95

    Installing in Windows 95 Follow the steps below to install the printer software in Windows 95. 1. Make sure Windows 95 is running and the printer is off. 2. Insert the printer software CD shipped with your printer in the CD-ROM drive. Click Install in the dialog box that appears, shown below.

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    3. Select your printer icon in the EPSON Printer Utility Setup dialog box. 4. Make sure EPSON Stylus COLOR 800 is selected, and click OK to start the printer software installation. Follow the on-screen messages and when the installation is complete, click OK again.

  • Page 40: Installing In Windows 95 (using Plug-and-play)

    Installing in Windows 95 (using plug-and-play) Follow these steps to install the printer software using Windows 95 plug-and-play capabilities. Note: To install the printer software using Windows* 95 plug-and-play capabilities, your computer’s parallel port must be an IEEE 1284 compatible, bidirectional parallel port. See your computer documentation for more information.

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    5. Make sure your printer model name is displayed on the screen. Then click the Driver from disk provided by hardware manufacturer button. Do not select any of the other buttons. 6. Click OK. You see the Install From Disk screen. 7.

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    Using your printer on a network with Windows 95 To use your printer on a network, you need to set up your printer as a network printer. Follow these steps: 1. Double-click the My Computer icon. 2. Double-click the Printers folder. 3.

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    OK. 6. After you have made your settings on the Details menu, click Start, point to Programs and Epson, then click Spool Manager4. The Spool Manager window opens. 7. Select your printer, click the Queue menu, then click Setup.

  • Page 44: Installing In Windows 3.1

    Installing in Windows 3.1 Follow these steps to install the software using Windows 3.1: 1. Make sure Windows 3.1 is running and the Program Manager window is open. 2. Insert the Printer Software CD shipped with your printer in the CD-ROM drive. (If you use the floppy disk version, insert it in a floppy disk drive.) 3.

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    4. Click OK. You see the EPSON Printer Utility Setup dialog box. 5. Select your printer name and click OK. The installation program begins copying the printer software files. Follow the message that appears if you are installing from floppy disks.

  • Page 46: Connecting The Printer To Your Macintosh

    Connecting the Printer to Your Macintosh The method you use to connect the printer to your Macintosh depends on whether you are using the printer’s built-in serial interface or an optional interface card (see page 8-2). Using the built-in serial interface To use the printer’s built-in serial interface, you will need an Apple System Peripheral-8 cable.

  • Page 47: Using An Optional Epson Interface Card

    See “Installing the Printer Software in Your Macintosh” on page 2-23 for instructions on installing the printer software. You must install the printer software before using your printer. Using an optional EPSON interface card An optional LocalTalk or Ethernet interface card lets you use your printer on an AppleTalk network.

  • Page 48: Installing The Printer Software In Your Macintosh

    Macintosh printer software disk. Then perform the following procedure: 1. Turn on your Macintosh and insert the EPSON printer software CD shipped with your printer into its CD-ROM drive. (If you use the floppy disk version, insert it in a disk drive.)

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    Destination Disk box, then click Install. If you are low on disk space, select Custom Install from the pop-up menu and click EPSON Stylus Printer Driver Package plus any other components you need to install. The first time you install your printer software, you must select EPSON Stylus Printer Driver Package.

  • Page 50: Printer Software Components

    If you are going to use the optional LocalTalk Interface Card (C82312 ) or Ethernet Interface Card (C82331 ), you need to assign a name to your printer using the EPSON Namer utility as described on page 2-27. If you are using a serial interface, skip to “Using the Chooser to select your printer”...

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    Nozzle Check Checks the print heads for clogging. You can open this utility from the Utility dialog box in the printer software. For more information, see “Using EPSON Printer Utilities” in Chapter 6. Head Cleaning Cleans the print heads to maintain the best print quality.

  • Page 52: Assigning A Name To The Printer

    (If you use the floppy disk version, insert it in a disk drive and open the utility from there.) 2. Click the EPSON Stylus(AT) icon in the Device Types window. 3. If there are multiple AppleTalk zones at your site, select the zone where the printer is located.

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    2. Choose Chooser from the Apple menu. Then click the EPSON Stylus(EX) icon and the port your printer is connected to. Note: If you don’t see the EPSON Stylus(EX) icon, use the arrows on the right to scroll through the available icons. 2-29 Getting Started...

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    When background printing is on, you can use your Macintosh while it is preparing a document for printing. You must turn on background printing to use the EPSON Monitor2 utility to manage print jobs. For more information, see “Using the EPSON Monitor2 Utility” in Chapter 6.

  • Page 55: Using The Appletalk Connection

    Stylus(AT) icon. Select the AppleTalk zone you want to use. A list of all the printers connected to the selected zone appears on the right. Note: If you don’t see the EPSON Stylus(AT) icon, use the arrows on the right to scroll through the available icons. 2-31 Getting Started...

  • Page 56

    3. Click the name you assigned to your EPSON Stylus COLOR 800. The following dialog box appears and prompts you to confirm the selected printer model name. 4. Click OK if the printer model name is correct. If your printer name does not appear, make sure the printer is turned on and correctly connected, then click RETRY.

  • Page 57: Starting To Print With Windows

    Chapter 3 Starting to Print with Windows Loading Paper ......Printing ....... . Starting to Print with Windows...

  • Page 58: Loading Paper

    Loading Paper The following procedure describes how to load plain paper into the printer. You can also print on ink jet paper, transparencies, photo-quality glossy film or paper, envelopes, index cards, and adhesive sheets. For details on using such media, see Chapter 7, “Printing on Special Paper.”...

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    2. Slide the left edge guide to the left as far as it will go. If you load long paper (for example, legal size paper), pull up the paper support extension. 3. Fan a stack of paper; then tap it on a flat surface to even the edges.

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    4. Load the stack of paper with the printable surface up and the right edge of the paper resting against the right side of the sheet feeder. Note: Always load paper into the sheet feeder short edge first. Load envelopes flap edge first with the flap side down. Load preprinted forms or letterhead top edge first.

  • Page 61: Printing

    Printing To get started printing right away, follow the printing method explained below, which is typical of many Windows applications. The actual way you print may vary depending on the application you use. See your application manual for details. Note: While many Windows applications override the settings made with the printer driver, some do not, so you must verify the settings to get the results you expect.

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    4. Click the Main tab if necessary, and make sure the Mode option is set to Automatic. Note: When Automatic is selected, the printer software determines the best settings according to the Media Type and Ink settings you make. 5. Click anywhere in the Media Type box, and select the media you loaded in the printer.

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    11. Click Close, OK, or Print to print. You may need to click a combination of these buttons. While your document is printing, the EPSON Despooler dialog box will appear, showing the printing progress and the status of your printer. If you are printing from Windows 95, this dialog box also displays the Status Monitor.

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    Starting to Print with Windows...

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    Using EPSON Printer Utilities ....4-12 EPSON Status Monitor ..... 4-13 Nozzle Check .

  • Page 66: Introducing The Printer Software Functions

    Introducing the Printer Software Functions 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. The quickest and easiest way to start printing is to leave the Mode option set to Automatic on the printer driver’s Main menu.

  • Page 67: From Windows Applications

    Note: Online help is available for details about the printer driver settings. From Windows applications How you should access the printer software varies depending on the application, application version, and Windows version you are using. Read the following to get a general idea of how to access the software.

  • Page 68: From Windows 3.1

    4. Click the menu tabs at the top of the Properties window to open the printer software menus. The Main and Paper menus contain the printer driver settings. The Utility menu contains the printer utilities. For information on the printer driver settings, see online help and pages 4-5 to 4-11 in this chapter.

  • Page 69: Using The Automatic Setting

    Using the Automatic Setting When Automatic is selected on the Main menu, the printer driver takes care of all detailed settings according to the Media Type and Ink settings you make (see page 4-10 for details on the Media Type settings). If you leave Mode set to Automatic, the only settings you need to check yourself are the the Media Type and Ink settings.

  • Page 70: Using The Predefined Settings

    Using the Predefined Settings The predefined settings are provided to help you optimize the print settings for a particular kind of printout, such as presentation documents or images taken by a video or digital camera. You will find the predefined settings in the list below the Advanced button on the Main menu.

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    PhotoEnhance Good for printing images captured using a video, digital camera, or scanner. EPSON PhotoEnhance automatically adjusts the contrast, saturation, and brightness of the original image data to produce sharper, more vivid color printouts.

  • Page 72: Customizing The Print Settings

    Customizing the Print Settings Many users will never need to manually make their own print settings. However, if you need more control over the driver, want to make the most detailed settings available, or just want to experiment, click the Advanced button on the Main menu and then click the More Settings button.

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    To save your custom settings, click Save Settings on the Main menu. The Custom Settings dialog box appears: Type a unique name for your custom settings in the Name box, and click the Save button. Your settings will appear in the list under the Advanced button on the Main menu.

  • Page 74: Making The Media Type Setting

    EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (Legal) S041067 EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Card (A6) S041054 EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Card (5 8 in.) S041121 EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Card (8 10 in.) S041122 EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheet (A4) S041106...

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    Ink Jet Transparencies EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies (A4) S041063 EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies (Letter) S041064 Photo Quality Glossy Paper EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper (A4) S041126 EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper (Letter) S041124 EPSON Photo Paper (4 6 in.) S041134...

  • Page 76: Using Epson Printer Utilities

    Using EPSON Printer Utilities EPSON printer utilities allow you to check the current printer status and do some printer maintenance from your screen. To access the utilities, click the Utility tab in the printer software window, then click the button for the utility you want to use.

  • Page 77: Epson Status Monitor

    When you send a print job to the printer, the Status Monitor will appear in the Despooler dialog box. For information on the Despooler dialog box, see “Understanding the EPSON Spool Manager” on page 4-15. The Status Monitor provides information about the printer status as shown by the icons below.

  • Page 78: Nozzle Check

    Nozzle Check You can check the print head nozzles for clogging with this utility. Check the nozzles when you notice a decline in print quality and after cleaning to confirm that the print head nozzles have been cleared. In case the nozzle check indicates the print heads need cleaning, you can access the Head Cleaning utility directly from the Nozzle Check utility.

  • Page 79: Checking Printer Status

    Checking Printer Status When you send a print job to the printer, the EPSON Despooler and Status Monitor appear in the lower right portion of your screen. The Despooler shows the progress of the current print job and allows you to control the progress of the print job, as described below.

  • Page 80: Understanding The Despooler

    Understanding the Despooler When you send a print job to the printer, the EPSON Despooler dialog box appears in the lower right portion of your computer screen. This box shows the progress of the current print job and provides printer status information.

  • Page 81: Getting Information Through Online Help

    Programs and Epson, and then click EPSON Stylus COLOR 800 Help. You see the help contents window. From Windows 3.1 To access online help from Program Manager, open the EPSON program group and double-click the EPSON Stylus COLOR 800 Help icon. You see the help contents window.

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    4-18 Using the Printer Software for Windows...

  • Page 83: Starting To Print With Macintosh

    Chapter 5 Starting to Print with Macintosh Loading Paper ......Printing ....... . Starting to Print with Macintosh...

  • Page 84: Loading Paper

    Loading Paper The following procedure describes how to load plain paper into the printer. You can also print on ink jet paper, transparencies, photo-quality glossy film or paper, envelopes, index cards, and adhesive sheets. For details on using such media, see Chapter 7, “Printing on Special Paper.”...

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    2. Slide the left edge guide to the left as far as it will go. If you load long paper (for example, legal size paper), pull up the paper support extension. 3. Fan a stack of paper; then tap it on a flat surface to even the edges.

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    4. Load the stack of paper with the printable surface up and the right edge of the paper resting against the right side of the sheet feeder. Note: Always load paper into the sheet feeder short edge first. Load envelopes flap edge first with the flap side down. Load preprinted forms or letterhead top edge first.

  • Page 87: Printing

    Printing To get started printing right away, follow the printing method explained below, which is typical of many Macintosh applications. The actual way you print may vary depending on the application you use. See your application manual for details. Note: While many Macintosh applications override the settings made with the printer driver, some do not, so you must verify the settings to get the results you expect.

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    5. After making your settings, click the OK button to close the Page Setup dialog box. Note: You can not print from the Page Setup dialog box. You can only print from the Print dialog box. 6. Choose Print from the File menu. This brings up the dialog box shown below.

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    Defining a Custom Paper Size ....6-19 Using EPSON Printer Utilities ....6-21 EPSON StatusMonitor .

  • Page 90: Introducing The Printer Software Functions

    Introducing the Printer Software Functions 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. The quickest and easiest way to start printing is to leave the Mode option set to Automatic in the Print dialog box.

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    To access the Print dialog box, click Print on the File menu of your application or click Options in the Page Setup dialog box. The Print dialog box appears: Note: If you choose Plain Paper, Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper, Photo Quality Glossy Paper or Photo Quality Glossy Film as the Media Type setting while Automatic is selected, a slide bar appears in the Mode box that lets you choose Quality or Speed.

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    EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (Legal) S041067 EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Card (A6) S041054 EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Card (5 8 in.) S041121 EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Card (8 10 in.) S041122 EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheet (A4) S041106...

  • Page 93: Using The Predefined Settings

    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 Note: The availability of special media varies by country. If your document includes color, select Color. If you are printing black text, a draft, or if you want colors to print as varying shades of gray, choose Black.

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    PhotoEnhance This setting is best for printing images captured using a video, digital camera, or scanner. EPSON PhotoEnhance feature produces sharper images and more vivid colors by automatically adjusting the contrast, saturation, and brightness of the original image data.

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    Economy This setting provides you with faster printing and saves ink. The printer uses less ink by printing fewer dots per character. Choose this setting for rough drafts of text only. Note: Changing the Ink setting after Economy is selected returns the settings list to Custom Settings, so always make your Ink setting before you select this option.

  • Page 96: Customizing The Print Settings

    Customizing the Print Settings Many users will never need to manually make their own print settings. However, if you need more control over the driver, want to make the most detailed settings available, or just want to experiment, customize your print settings as described below. Making your settings 1.

  • Page 97: Saving Your Settings

    Saving your settings To save your custom settings as a group, follow these steps: 1. Click Save Settings in the Print dialog box. The Custom Settings dialog box appears. 2. Type a unique name (up to 16 characters) for your custom settings in the Name box.

  • Page 98: Choosing Your Settings

    Choosing your settings To choose your settings, click Advanced in the Print dialog box, then click in the settings list beside the More Settings button and select your setting. If you change the Media Type or Ink option when one of your customized settings is selected in the settings list, the selection shown in the list returns to Custom Settings.

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    Mode There are four color adjustment modes as follows: Automatic Analyzes the print data and optimizes color correction for the type of data sent to the printer. Photo-realistic Provides output that closely matches the original data. Use this setting for color photographs. Vivid Intensifies the colors and lightens the midtones and highlights of an image.

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    Adjusts the amount of each of the three primary colors. PhotoEnhance Select this option when printing images taken with a video camera, digital camera, or scanner. EPSON PhotoEnhance automatically adjusts the contrast, saturation, and brightness of the original image data to produce sharper, more vivid color printouts.

  • Page 101

    ColorSync is available only when Color ink is selected. Profile Matches the colors in your output with the colors displayed on your monitor. This software provides one profile, EPSON Standard, which is custom-designed to work with your printer. When this option is selected, the printer software uses the profile provided by EPSON.

  • Page 102: Controlling The Printing Quality

    Rendering Intent Transfers the color information using the profile you have chosen from the Profile list. Perceptual The best option for reproducing photographs and printouts that are not suited to the other options. Saturation The best option for reproducing vivid images. Use this setting for presentation graphics, such as charts and graphics.

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    Normal - 360 dpi Select this setting for most types of documents. Use this setting for plain paper, EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies, or EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper. See page 6-4 for a complete list of EPSON special media. Economy Select this option for printing rough drafts of text.

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    Media Type The available Media Type options are determined by the Print Quality setting. Before selecting the Media Type, make the Print Quality setting. See page 6-3 for details on the Media Type settings. MicroWeave MicroWeave allows your printer to generate superior output because graphics data is re-ordered and printed in finer increments.

  • Page 105: Making The Color And Halftoning Settings

    Finest Detail If you select Fine - 720 dpi as the Print Quality setting, you can turn on Finest Detail to print text and line art with very sharp edges. Be aware that it may take considerably longer to print using this feature and it will increase your Macintosh memory requirements.

  • Page 106: Changing The Paper Size

    Index card 5 8 in Legal Index card 8 10 in Half Letter EPSON Photo Paper 4 6 in Note: Always load paper into the sheet feeder short edge first. Load envelopes flap edge first with the flap side down.

  • Page 107: Defining A Custom Paper Size

    Orientation Use this setting to specify the direction of printing on the page, Portrait or Landscape. Reduce or Enlarge Use this setting to reduce or enlarge the size of your image. Printable Area Select Maximum to make your printout as large as possible on the paper.

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    2. To define a new paper size, click New. The dialog box updates to allow you to enter a name for the new size. 3. Type the paper size name in the New Paper Size box. 4. Specify the measurement unit as either inches or cm. 5.

  • Page 109: Using Epson Printer Utilities

    Using EPSON Printer Utilities EPSON printer utilities allow you to check the current printer status and do some printer maintenance from your screen. You can start them from the Utility dialog box. Click Utility in the Print dialog box to view the following dialog box:...

  • Page 110: Epson Statusmonitor

    You can also use this utility to check how much ink is remaining before printing. To use the StatusMonitor, follow these steps: Click the EPSON StatusMonitor button in the Utility dialog box. The following dialog box appears: The StatusMonitor checks the amount of ink remaining once when you click the StatusMonitor button on the Utility dialog box.

  • Page 111: Nozzle Check

    The StatusMonitor provides an error message when a printer error occurs while printing. You can choose how error information will be displayed using the Configuration setting dialog box. Click the Configuration button while the StatusMonitor dialog box is open. The following dialog box appears: Choose the method and click OK.

  • Page 112: Head Cleaning

    Head Cleaning Cleans the color and black print heads. If print quality declines, use this utility to ensure the nozzles are delivering ink properly. Before and after print head cleaning, use the Nozzle Check utility to check whether the print heads need to be cleaned (again).

  • Page 113: Using The Epson Monitor2 Utility

    Using the EPSON Monitor2 Utility After you send a print job to the printer, you can use the EPSON Monitor2 utility to check on what print jobs are queued for printing. You can cancel any print job in the queue. This utility also shows the status of the job currently being printed.

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    6-26 Using the Printer Software for Macintosh...

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    Removing the perforated margins ....7-10 Storing EPSON Photo Paper ....7-10...

  • Page 116: Loading Special Paper And Other Media

    EPSON ink jet printers. EPSON recommends you to use media distributed by EPSON to ensure high-quality results. For a list of EPSON special media, see page 1-6, or “Printing Supplies” in online help. When loading special paper distributed by EPSON, read the...

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    EPSON 360 dpi You can load paper up to the Ink Jet Paper and Photo arrow mark. If you load legal-size Quality Ink Jet Paper ink jet paper, do not load it more than halfway to the arrow mark. EPSON Photo Quality...

  • Page 118

    EPSON Ink Jet You can load up to 10 Transparencies transparencies. Always put a support sheet* or a sheet of plain paper under the stack of transparencies. You also need to reposition the paper support. See page 7-8. Be sure to remove each printout from the output tray immediately after printing.

  • Page 119: About Special Media Cleaning Sheets

    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 printer, and the sheets could jam in the printer.

  • Page 120: Loading Envelopes

    Loading Envelopes When printing on envelopes, please note the following: You can load up to 10 envelopes into the sheet feeder. Load envelopes flap edge first with the flap side down, as shown below. Do not use envelopes that are curled or folded. Also avoid using envelopes that are too thin;...

  • Page 121: Loading Transparencies

    Loading Transparencies When printing on transparencies, please note the following: Before loading transparencies, remove the paper support and reinstall it into the slots at the back of the printer as shown below. Always put a support sheet or a sheet of plain paper under the stack of transparencies.

  • Page 122: Using Epson Photo Paper (s041134)

    Using EPSON Photo Paper (S041134) EPSON Photo Paper (S041134) is perforated around the margins so you can trim your printed images to look like 4 6 inch (102 152 mm) photographs. Please note the following when using this paper. Loading Load the paper printable side up with the perforated margins positioned as shown below.

  • Page 123

    To print on the coated (whiter) side of Photo Paper, select Photo Quality Glossy Paper as the Media Type setting and EPSON PhotoPaper 4X6 in as the Paper Size setting in your printer driver. Note: The outside edge of your image might be cut off when you remove the perforated margins.

  • Page 124: Removing The Perforated Margins

    You may also remove the margins by cutting along the perforations. Storing EPSON Photo Paper Return unused paper to the original package as soon as you finish printing, and avoid storing it in places exposed to high temperature, humidity, or direct sunlight.

  • Page 125: Chapter 8 Using Optional Interfaces

    Chapter 8 Using Optional Interfaces Available Interfaces ......Installing Optional Interfaces ....Using the serial interface card (C82305 /C82306 ) .

  • Page 126: Available Interfaces

    Available Interfaces You can use various interface cards to supplement the capabilities of your printer’s built-in hardware interface. The following EPSON interface cards are compatible with your printer: Interface card Model number Serial Interface Card C82305 /C82306 32KB Serial Interface Card...

  • Page 127: Installing Optional Interfaces

    Installing Optional Interfaces 1. Make sure the printer is turned off and all the printer’s lights are off. 2. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet (and from the back of the printer, if your printer’s power cord is removable).

  • Page 128

    6. Slide the interface card along the slots on both sides of the interface compartment. Push it in firmly to fully insert the connector at the rear of the interface card into the printer’s internal socket. 7. Secure the interface card in the slot with the two screws included with the interface card.

  • Page 129: Using The Serial Interface Card (c82305 /c82306 )

    Using the serial interface card (C82305 /C82306 ) When using a serial interface card (C82305 /C82306 ), see the sections below to set the correct baud rate, handshake timing, and error handling. For all other data transfer conventions, such as word structure and communications protocol, see the C82305 /C82306 interface card manual.

  • Page 130

    Using Optional Interfaces...

  • Page 131: Chapter 9 Maintenance And Transportation

    Chapter 9 Maintenance and Transportation Replacing an Ink Cartridge ..... Printing with an empty color ink cartridge ..Cleaning the Printer .

  • Page 132: Replacing An Ink Cartridge

    If you need to replace an ink cartridge when the black or color ink out light is off, see “Ink Cartridge Problems” on page 10-32. 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.

  • Page 133

    To replace an ink cartridge, follow these steps. 1. Make sure the printer is on. Determine which cartridge needs to be replaced as indicated by the black or color ink out light. Note: If you press the cleaning button when the ink out light is off or the cleaning button when the ink out light is off, the...

  • Page 134

    Black ink cartridge replacement position: Color ink cartridge replacement position: Note: The printer automatically moves the print heads back to their home (far right) position after 60 seconds if you have not started the replacement procedure. Maintenance and Transportation...

  • Page 135

    4. Lift up the ink cartridge clamp as shown below. The cartridge rises part way out of the cartridge holder. Caution: Once you open the ink cartridge clamp, the ink cartridge becomes unusable and cannot be reinstalled even if ink remains.

  • Page 136

    6. Make sure the replacement ink cartridge is the correct one, color or black. Remove the ink cartridge from its protective bag. Next, remove only the yellow tape seal from the cartridge as shown below. color ink cartridge black ink cartridge (S020089) (S020108) Caution:...

  • Page 137

    8. Press the ink cartridge clamp down until it locks in place. 9. If you need to replace the other ink cartridge as well, press the appropriate cleaning button ( for black, for color), then repeat steps 4 through 8. 10.

  • Page 138: Printing With An Empty Color Ink Cartridge

    Printing with an empty color ink cartridge Even if the color ink cartridge is empty, you can still print documents with black ink as long as both cartridges are installed. To continue printing when the ink out light is lit continuously, turn the printer off and back on again.

  • Page 139: Cleaning The Printer

    Cleaning the Printer To keep your printer operating at its best, you should clean it thoroughly several times a year. 1. Make sure the printer is turned off and all the printer’s lights are off. Then unplug the power cord. 2.

  • Page 140: Transporting The Printer

    Transporting the Printer If you need to transport your printer some distance, carefully repack it using the original box and packing materials as follows: 1. Open the printer cover and make sure that the print heads are capped. They are capped when they are in the far right (home) position.

  • Page 141

    Chapter 10 Troubleshooting Diagnosing the Problem ..... . 10-2 Error indicators ......10-2 Status Monitor .

  • Page 142: Diagnosing The Problem

    Diagnosing the Problem Troubleshooting printer problems is best handled in two easy steps: first diagnose the problem, then apply likely solutions until the problem is fixed. The information that you need to diagnose the most common problems is provided by the printer’s control panel lights and by the Status Monitor utility (Windows 95 and Macintosh only).

  • Page 143

    Lights Problem and Solution Paper Out No paper is loaded in Load paper in the sheet feeder; the printer. then press the load/eject to turn paper out light off. The printer resumes printing. The paper is not Remove and reload paper; then loaded correctly.

  • Page 144: Status Monitor

    Lights Problem and Solution Carriage Error Printer failed. Remove any paper from the paper path then press the load/eject button for about 30 seconds. The paper feed roller rotates for as long as you press this button. Release the button then press it again, which causes the paper feed roller to rotate in the opposite direction.

  • Page 145: Self Testing

    Self testing Self testing can help you determine whether the problem comes from the printer or the computer. If the self test results are satisfactory, this means that the printer itself is all right and that the problem probably lies in the printer software settings, application settings, the interface cable (be sure to use a shielded cable), or the computer itself.

  • Page 146

    4. Hold down the load/eject button and press the power button to turn the printer on. Then release both buttons. The printer prints a nozzle check pattern and samples of the factory default fonts and colors continuously until you end the test.

  • Page 147: Hex Dump Mode

    Hex dump mode Experienced users can use the hex dump mode to pinpoint communication problems between the printer and a software program. To enter the hex dump mode, follow these steps. 1. Make sure the printer is turned off and paper is loaded into the sheet feeder.

  • Page 148: Problems And Solutions

    Problems and Solutions This section divides printer problems into five categories: Power supply ..page 10-7 Operation ..page 10-8 Paper handling . . . page 10-15 Printing quality . . . page 10-18 Go to the category for the type of problem you have and look for the description that most closely matches the problem.

  • Page 149: Operation

    The printer does not work and the control panel lights are off. Cause What to do The printer is turned off. Press the power button. power light will come on. The power cord is not Turn off the printer, make sure the properly plugged into the power cord is firmly plugged into the electrical outlet.

  • Page 150

    Your software is not properly Make sure that your printer is set up for your printer. properly selected in your software. Install or reinstall the printer software as described in Chapter 2. Nothing prints and the control panel lights are on or flashing. Cause What to do Several common printer...

  • Page 151

    Select Use Print Manager for this port ® AT compatible. in the Queue Setup window. To access this window, click the EPSON Spool Manager4 icon in the EPSON folder (Windows 95) or double-click this icon in the EPSON program group (Windows 3.1), and select Setup from...

  • Page 152

    Apple menu and select Monitors. Select a lower resolution. For detailed information on making this setting, see your Macintosh user’s guide. The “Sorry, EPSON Stylus COLOR cannot be used” error appears. (Macintosh only) Cause What to do The printer driver has been Remove and reinstall the driver: From corrupted.

  • Page 153

    Color documents print out in black and white. Cause What to do Your printer is not selected in Select your printer in your software. your software. Color printing is not selected Select color printing in your in your application or in the application and the printer driver.

  • Page 154

    Print speed is not what you expect. Cause What to do The image resolution and the Carefully considering your use of color amount of color used in the and resolution can help you optimize document may be too high. your printing times. For more details, see “Increasing the Print Speed”...

  • Page 155

    Software settings are Always try making a setting in your overriding those made in the application first. If that is not possible, default-setting mode. use the printer driver. If that is also impossible, use the default-setting mode. For DOS users: The Network I/F mode is set Set the Network I/F mode to On in the to Off.

  • Page 156: Paper Handling

    Paper handling Paper does not feed properly from the sheet feeder. Cause What to do Too many sheets are loaded Take the paper stack out of the feeder, in the sheet feeder. remove some sheets, and reload the stack. Before you load paper, check the amount of paper you can load in the sheet feeder.

  • Page 157

    The printer loads more than one sheet at a time. Cause What to do Too many sheets are loaded Take the paper stack out of the feeder, in the sheet feeder. remove some sheets, and reload paper. Before you load paper, check the amount of paper you can load in the sheet feeder.

  • Page 158

    Paper feed or paper jam problems occur frequently. Cause What to do Sheets of paper are stuck Fan the stack of paper and align the together. edges before loading. The paper is too thin or Make sure the paper meets the paper rough.

  • Page 159: Printing Quality

    Printing quality The printed image has gaps or faint areas. Cause What to do The print head nozzles are Clean the print heads. See “Cleaning clogged. the Print Heads,” later in this chapter. The paper quality has Use new paper. degraded due to age.

  • Page 160

    Multiple sheets of EPSON Load glossy film one sheet at a time Photo Quality Glossy Film with the loading support sheet or a are loaded.

  • Page 161

    Ink has leaked on the platen. Wipe the inside of the printer as shown below with a soft, clean cloth. Warning: Be careful not to touch the gears inside the printer. The print head nozzles are Clean the print heads. See “Cleaning clogged.

  • Page 162

    Vertical or horizontal printed lines do not align. White banding appears between color and black graphics. Cause What to do The print heads are Aligh the print heads with the Print misaligned. Head Alignment utility. See “Aligning the Print Heads” later in this chapter. The printing position is Make sure the High Speed option in misaligned.

  • Page 163

    The printer driver settings are Check the printer driver settings to not correct. make sure they are appropriate. If these settings are correct, check your application because some settings are overridden by application settings. Also, for more information on making printer driver settings, see online help for Windows, or Chapter 6 for Macintosh.

  • Page 164

    Cause What to do The image was printed on Make sure that you are printing on the wrong side of EPSON Ink Jet coated side of the paper. If necessary, Paper. flip over the paper and try printing again. If printing has not improved, clean the print heads as described later in this chapter.

  • Page 165

    Color dots are missing in printed characters or graphics. The printed color image has gaps or faint areas. Cause What to do The color print head nozzles Clean the color print head. See are clogged. “Cleaning the Print Heads” later in this chapter.

  • Page 166

    Click the Start the Queue Setup window. button, point to Programs, point to Epson, and click Spool Manager4. Then click Queue and Setup in the EPSON Spool Manager window. The Enable bi-directional...

  • Page 167: Increasing The Print Speed

    When you clean the print heads using the Head Cleaning utility, the output quality does not improve. Cause What to do You attempted to clean the Check the or ink out light. When print heads while the ink the ink cartridges are low or out, the cartridges were low or out of Head Cleaning utility has no effect.

  • Page 168: Troubleshooting

    Print quality Lower Higher Print speed Faster Slower Halftoning No Halftoning Error Diffusion Data characteristics Image size Small Large Resolution High The table below shows the factors related to print speed only. Print speed Faster Slower Printer driver settings Black Color Collate* Page reverse*...

  • Page 169: Cleaning The Print Heads

    Cleaning the Print Heads If you find that the printed image is unexpectedly faint or dots in the printed image are missing, you may be able to solve these problems by cleaning the print heads, which ensures that the nozzles are delivering ink properly. You can clean the print heads from your computer using the Head Cleaning utility in the printer software.

  • Page 170

    3. Click the Head Cleaning button. 4. Follow the on-screen messages. While the printer performs the cleaning cycle, the power light flashes. It takes about two minutes to clean each print head. Caution: Never turn off the printer while the power light is flashing.

  • Page 171

    For Macintosh users: 1. When you clean the black print head, make sure the ink out light is off. When you clean the color print head, make sure ink out light is off. Note: If you try to clean the black print head while the black ink cartridge is low or empty, or try to clean the color print head while the color ink cartridge is low or empty, the print head cannot be cleaned until the ink cartridge is replaced.

  • Page 172: Aligning The Print Heads

    Aligning the Print Heads If you notice a misalignment of vertical or horizontal lines, you may be able to solve these problems from your computer using the Print Head Alignment utility in the printer software. If you are using DOS or you cannot align the print heads with this utility, see Appendix A.

  • Page 173: Ink Cartridge Problems

    For Macintosh users: 1. Make sure paper is loaded in the sheet feeder. Caution: Use paper at least 210 mm (8.27 inches) wide; for example, A4 size paper loaded short edge first. Otherwise, the print heads will spray ink directly onto the platen. This may cause any documents you print afterwards to be smeared.

  • Page 174

    2. Lower the output tray at the front of the printer; then, holding the tab on the cover, open the printer cover. You see the cleaning buttons. 3. Hold down both the cleaning buttons for more than three seconds until the print heads moves slightly to the left, which is the black ink cartridge replacement position.

  • Page 175: Contacting Customer Support

    For United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland users If you purchased your printer in the UK or the Republic of Ireland, Epson (UK) Limited provides a range of customer services and technical support. Note: For customers in the Republic of Ireland, please use the correct dialing codes when dialing the UK telephone numbers listed in the following sections.

  • Page 176

    The enquiry desk team can be contacted by calling 0800 220546 in the UK or 1 800 409132 from the Republic of Ireland, by faxing 01442 227271, and via the Internet at info@epson.co.uk. They can provide the following information: Information and literature on new EPSON products (also...

  • Page 177

    You will be asked to follow a simple routine to register your document request and once you have entered your telephone and fax numbers, Faxon Epson will fax a copy of the document catalogue to your fax machine. When you have found the documents that you need in the catalogue, call Faxon Epson again and enter the document ID numbers.

  • Page 178: For Australian Users

    EPSON products, software drivers, and answers to frequently asked questions. For Australian users EPSON Australia wishes to provide you with a high level of Customer Service. As well as this User’s Guide , we provide the following sources for obtaining information:...

  • Page 179

    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.

  • Page 180: For Hong Kong And Singapore Users

    Phone: 3377911 Fax: 3341185 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: Product information Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Latest versions of EPSON printer drivers Users can access our World Wide Web home page at: http://www.epson.com.hk.

  • Page 181: For Philippines Users

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

  • Page 182

    10-42 Troubleshooting...

  • Page 183: Appendix A Using The Printer With Dos

    Appendix A Using the Printer with DOS Installing the Printer Software for DOS Programs ..Changing the Print Settings ....Using the default settings .

  • Page 184: Installing The Printer Software For Dos Programs

    EPSON Stylus COLOR II LQ-860 LQ-2550 Note: The drivers for the printers listed above do not provide all EPSON Stylus COLOR 800 features, such as 720-dpi printing, 1440-dpi printing and MicroWeave. DOS software varies greatly. See the printing section of your software manual for information on accessing the printer driver settings.

  • Page 185

    The factory default settings are designed to meet the needs of most users, so you may not need to change them. The table below lists the features you can select in the default-setting mode. Settings Options Print direction Auto, Bi-D, Uni-D Font Courier, Roman, Sans Serif, Prestige, Script, Roman T, Sans Serif H, Draft...

  • Page 186: Using The Default Settings

    With this setting, you can specify the default character pitch (font size). I/F mode Your EPSON printer has both a parallel and serial interface, allowing you to share the printer between two computers. If you select Auto, the printer automatically selects the interface that is receiving data, and uses that interface until the end of the print job.

  • Page 187

    Use this setting to specify the type of control codes you want to use to control the printer. If you select ESC/P 2, the printer emulates an EPSON ESC/P 2 printer. If you select IBM X24E, the printer operates as an IBM Proprinter X24E.

  • Page 188: Character Table

    Character table Character tables contain the characters and symbols used in different languages. The printer prints text based on the selected character table. For the available character tables, see Appendix C. Auto line feed When the Auto line feed feature is on, each carriage return (CR) code is accompanied by a line feed (LF) code.

  • Page 189: Changing The Default Settings

    Changing the default settings To change the printer’s default settings, you use the control panel buttons; the control panel lights show your selections. Make sure the printer is turned off and paper is loaded in the sheet feeder. Note: Use paper at least A4 (210 mm/8.27 inches) size or wider. Otherwise, the print heads will spray ink directly onto the platen, which could mar future printouts.

  • Page 190: Selecting Fonts

    Selecting fonts Your printer has eight built-in character fonts including two EPSON fonts: EPSON Roman T and EPSON Sans Serif H. (Roman T is similar to the Times font; Sans Serif H is similar to Helvetica. ) To select a font, enter the default-setting mode. See “Changing the default settings”...

  • Page 191: Scalable Fonts

    Note: Roman T and Sans Serif H fonts are available in proportional spacing only. Some of the character tables might not be able to print with EPSON Roman T and EPSON Sans Serif H fonts. In these cases, selected character tables are printed with EPSON Roman.

  • Page 192: Cleaning The Print Heads

    Cleaning the Print Heads If print quality diminishes, use the printer’s built-in print head cleaning cycle to ensure that the nozzles are delivering ink properly. You must clean the color and black print heads separately. To avoid wasting ink, clean the print heads only if print quality declines. Make sure the printer is on.

  • Page 193: Aligning The Print Heads

    When you find that the printed image is fuzzy, or the vertical or horizontal lines in your printout are not properly aligned, you may need to align the print heads with the EPSON Print Head Alignment Utility. This utility aligns the print heads to print images clearly. You may need to align the print heads when you transport the printer or move it to a different environment.

  • Page 194: Using The Print Head Alignment Utility

    Using the print head alignment utility The print head alignment utility includes both black and color alignment features. To install this utility on your hard drive, insert the EPSON Printer Software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive and then type D:\SETUP (If your CD-ROM drive uses a different drive letter or you are using the floppy version, substitute it for D:\) at the DOS prompt.

  • Page 195: Using The Printer's Control Panel Buttons

    Using the printer’s control panel buttons If you cannot use the print head alignment utility program that came with your printer, then follow these steps to align the print heads. Make sure that the printer is off and paper is loaded in the sheet feeder. Note: Use paper at least A4 (210 mm/8.27 inches) size or wider.

  • Page 196: Using Power-on Functions

    Using Power-On Functions The functions below (in italics) are available if you hold down the corresponding control panel buttons while turning on the printer: LQ self test = load/eject button Checks the paper length and prints a self-test at 360 dpi. See “Self testing” on page 10-4.

  • Page 197: Appendix B Tips For Color Printing

    Appendix B Tips for Color Printing Basics of Color ......Image Resolution and Image Size ....Basics of Color Documents .

  • Page 198: Basics Of Color

    Basics of Color This section describes the basic properties of color, the relationships between colors, and how to use color to improve the quality of your printed documents. Properties of color Color is composed of three properties: Hue, Saturation, and Brightness. The name of the color, such as red, blue, or violet.

  • Page 199

    Since the printer and monitor produce color images differently, and also the available range of color produced by the monitor and printer are different, the image on the screen does not exactly match your printed output all of the time. If you want to adjust, or calibrate, the printed color to more closely match the on-screen color, you may have to experiment with the printer driver settings.

  • Page 200

    Process of color printing A printer produces color images by printing tiny patterns of ink dots using CMYK colors as mentioned in the previous section. Because most ink jet printers are not able to print different gradations of the three primary colors, they must use a halftoning method in order to represent millions of colors or the gradation of colors as follows: Dithering and error diffusion are the most commonly used halftoning...

  • Page 201: Image Resolution And Image Size

    Image Resolution and Image Size The resolution of your original image affects the quality of your printouts. Generally, the higher the resolution, the better the print quality. However, keep in mind that the higher the resolution, the longer the wait for processing and printing a document.

  • Page 202

    400 pixel Print 292 pixel 300 dpi 100 pixel Print 72 pixel 75 dpi Since increasing the image size means decreasing the image resolution, you must take care that print quality or color tone is not degraded when working with images pasted into documents created with word processing software.

  • Page 203: Basics Of Color Documents

    Basics of Color Documents To help you use color to maximize your document’s impact on its readers, determine the who, what, when, where, why, and how of color printing. Know WHO your readers are and WHAT your purpose is Your documents are intended to communicate information, opinions, or feelings to one or more people and also to get results.

  • Page 204

    Know WHY you are using color Color adds interest and clarity, and makes documents appear easier to understand. Just as you use fonts and graphics to create appeal and capture attention, color provides an additional visual interpretation of a document that influences the reader. For example: An overhead presentation of sales results by territory is far more interesting and memorable if you show the figures with colored charts and graphs.

  • Page 205: Appendix C Specifications

    Appendix C Specifications Technical Specifications ..... . Printing ......Paper .

  • Page 206: Technical Specifications

    Technical Specifications Printing Printing method: On-demand ink jet Nozzle configuration: Monochrome (black) 128 nozzles (32 4 staggered) Color 64 nozzles 3 (cyan, magenta, yellow) Printable columns and printing speeds: Character mode: Character pitch Printing Draft speed LQ printing (characters per inch) column speed 533 cps...

  • Page 207

    EPSON Roman EPSON Sans Serif EPSON Roman T EPSON Sans Serif H Each font has four variations: normal, bold, italic, and bold italic. Character tables: 1 italic and 10 graphics character tables Character sets: 14 international character sets and 1 legal...

  • Page 208: Paper

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

  • Page 209

    Temperature 15 to 25°C (59 to 77°F) Humidity 40 to 60% RH EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper and Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets should be stored under the following conditions: Temperature 15 to 30°C (59 to 86°F) Humidity...

  • Page 210

    Single sheets/index cards Envelopes A: The minimum top margin is 3.0 mm (0.12 inch). When loading multiple sheets of EPSON Photo Quality Film, the minimum top margin is 30 mm (1.2 inches). B: The minimum left margin is 3.0 mm (0.12 inch).

  • Page 211: Ink Cartridges

    Ink cartridges Black ink cartridge (S020108): Color Black Print capacity* 900 pages/A4 (ISO/IEC 10561 Letter Pattern at 360 dpi) Cartridge life 2 years from production date if unopened; 6 months if opened at 25°C (77°F) Temperature Storage: -20 to 40°C (-4 to 104°F) 1 month at 40°C (104°F) Transit: -30 to 60°C (-22 to 140°F) 1 month at 40°C (104°F)

  • Page 212: Mechanical

    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. Do not use an ink cartridge if the date on the package has expired.

  • Page 213: Electrical

    Electrical 120V Model 220 240V Model Input voltage range 103.5 to 132V 198 to 264V Rated frequency range 50 to 60 Hz Input frequency range 49.5 to 60.5 Hz Rated current 0.4A 0.2A Power consumption Approx. 18W (ISO10561 Letter Pattern) This product is also designed for IT power system with phase to phase voltage 220-240V.

  • Page 214: Safety Approvals

    Safety approvals Safety standards: U.S. model UL 1950 with D3, CSA C22.2 No.950 with European model EN60950 (VDE and NEMKO) EMC: U.S. model FCC part 15 subpart B class B, CSA C108.8 class B European model EN 55022 (CISPR Pub. 22) class B EN 50082-1 EN 61000-3-2 EN 61000-3-3...

  • Page 215: Serial Interface

    Reverse channel Transmission mode: IEEE-1284 Nibble mode Connector: 57-30360 Amphenol Connector or equivalent Synchronization: Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification Handshaking: Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification Signal level: IEEE-1284 Level 1 device Data transmission timing: Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification Serial interface The printer’s built-in serial interface is based on the RS-423 standard.

  • Page 216: Initialization

    Initialization The printer can be initialized (returned to a fixed set of conditions) in these ways: Hardware initialization The printer is turned on. The printer receives an INIT signal from the parallel interface. Software initialization Software sends the ESC @ (initialize the printer) command.

  • Page 217: Default Settings

    Default settings The table below shows the default settings that take effect when the printer is initialized. Item Default setting Top-of-form position Current paper position Page length Single sheets: 22 inches Left and right margins Cancelled Line spacing 1/6-inch line spacing Character pitch Last font selected using default-setting mode...

  • Page 218: Command List

    This section lists the available printer commands by topic. Your printer works with the following commands. ESC/P 2 control codes Selecting EPSON ESC/P 2 printer in your software allows you to use the most advanced font and graphics handling available. See the ESC/P Reference Manual for details.

  • Page 219: Ibm X24e Emulation Control Codes

    IBM X24E emulation control codes This printer emulates the IBM Proprinter with the following commands. For detailed information, see IBM’s X24E reference manual. General operation: NUL, DC3, ESC j, BEL, CAN, DC1, ESC Q, ESC [ K, ESC U Paper feeding: FF, LF, ESC 5, ESC A, ESC A (AGM*), ESC 0, ESC 1, ESC 2, ESC 3, ESC 3 (AGM*), CR Page format:...

  • Page 220: Character Tables

    Character Tables These character tables are selected with the default-setting mode or by using software commands. All tables except the italic character table are the same as the PC437 table for hex codes 00 through 7F, so only the PC437 table is shown completely.

  • Page 221

    PC850 (Multilingual) PC860 (Portuguese) PC861 (Icelandic) PC863 (Canadian-French) C-17 Specifications...

  • Page 222

    PC865 (Nordic) Abicomp BRASCll Roman 8 C-18 Specifications...

  • Page 223

    ISO Latin 1 Italic No characters are available for hex code 15 in the italic character table. C-19 Specifications...

  • Page 224: International Character Sets

    International character sets You can select one of the following international character sets with the default-setting mode or the ESC R command. For example, when you select “Italic France,” the characters in the “France” row on the table below are used in the italic character table. The following eight international character sets can be selected with the default-setting mode or with the ESC R command.

  • Page 225: Characters Available With Esc

    Characters available with ESC ( ^ command To print the characters in the table below, use the ESC ( ^ command. C-21 Specifications...

  • Page 226

    C-22 Specifications...

  • Page 227: Glossary

    Glossary The following definitions apply specifically to printers. AGM (Alternate Graphics Mode) An option that improves the quality of your printout when using the printer in IBM X24E emulation mode. application A software program that helps you carry out a particular task, such as word processing or financial planning.

  • Page 228

    This has the opposite effect of the Finest Detail setting. 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. Glossary...

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    ESC/P 2 The enhanced version of the ESC/P printer command language. Commands in this language produce laser-like features, such as scalable fonts and enhanced graphics printing. Finest Detail This printer driver setting automatically makes your printed images sharper and clearer. This has the opposite effect of the Error Diffusion setting. Be aware that this may increase the time required for printing.

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    line feed A control code that advances the paper one line space. loading position The position to which the paper is automatically loaded. Inches per second. This scale is used to measure the print head speed. media Materials upon which data is printed, such as envelopes, plain paper, special paper, and transparency film.

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    proportional printing Printing in which the width of the character varies from character to character. For example, a capital W receives much more space than a lowercase i. The result looks more like a typeset book than a typewritten draft. Random Access Memory.

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    status monitor A software program that allows you to check the printer’s status, such as the amount of ink remaining before printing. subtractive colors Colors produced by pigments that absorb some colors of light and reflect others. See also CMYK. unidirectional printing Printing in which the print head prints in one direction only.

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    Index Adjust lever, 1-2, 7-6–7 Cables. See Interface cables Advanced setting Cartridges. See Ink cartridges Macintosh, 6-6, 6-8 Character tables, C-16–21 Windows, 4-6, 4-8. See also Chooser*, selecting printer with, online help 2-27–31 Alignment, print head, 10-31–32, Cleaning A-12–13. See also Utilities printer, 9-9 AppleTalk*, 2-30 print heads, 10-28–30, A-10–11...

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    Current Settings display EPSON Monitor2*, 6-25 Macintosh, 6-6 Epson Namer*, 2-24, 2-26 Windows, 4-6 EPSON special media, 1-8. See also Customer support, 10-34–40 Special paper Customizing paper size EPSON Spool Manager , 4-15 Macintosh, 6-19 EPSON Status Monitor Windows, 3-7. See also online...

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    Installing DOS programs, A-2 Head. See Print head ink cartridges, 2-6–11 Head Cleaning utility. See Utilities interface cards, 8-3–4 Halftoning settings paper support, 2-3 Macintosh, 6-17–18 Macintosh printer software, Windows. See online help 2-23–24 Handshake timing, 8-5 Windows printer software, Help, online, 2-13, 4-17 2-13–20 Hex dump mode, 10-6...

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    MicroWeave setting Macintosh, 6-16 Page Setup dialog box*, 5-5, 6-18 Windows. See online help Paper Mode settings jam, 10-3 Macintosh, 6-11 out, 10-2 Windows. See online help specifications, C-4–6 More Settings dialog box support, 2-3 Macintosh, 6-8 See also Special paper Windows, 4-8.

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    Print Printer utilities. See Utilities direction, A-4. See also High Print head Speed setting alignment, 10-31–32, A-12–13 quality, 10-18–25, 10-26–27 cleaning, 10-28–30, A-10–11 speed, 10-26–27 Printing, basic steps Printable Area setting Macintosh, 5-5–6 Macintosh, 6-19 Windows, 3-5–7 Windows. See online help Printing problems.

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    Safety Text/Graph setting approvals, C-10 Macintosh, 6-7 instructions, Chapter 1 Windows, 4-7. See also online Saturation, B-2 help Saturation setting Transporting the printer, 9-10 Macintosh, 6-12, 6-14 Transparencies, 1-8, 7-3, 7-5, 7-8 Windows. See online help Troubleshooting, Chapter 6 Self adhesive sheets, 1-8, 7-5 ink cartridges, 10-32–33 Self testing, 10-4–5 operation, 10-8–14...

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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 61144 Fax: (310) 782-5220 Fax: (+44) 01442 227227 EPSON DEUTSCHLAND GmbH EPSON FRANCE S.A.

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