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Daily Use
Where to Find Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
A Few Precautions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
For United Kingdom Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Loading Special Paper and Other Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Loading Envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Printing with Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Printer Software Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Making Changes to Printer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Printing with Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Printer Software Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Making Changes to Printer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Replacing Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Replacing an Empty Ink Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Checking the Print Head Nozzles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Cleaning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Aligning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Correcting USB Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Error Messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Typical Problems and Solutions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Options and Consumable Products . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Daily Use Where to Find Information ..... 2 Safety Instructions ......4 Important Safety Instructions .
  • Page 3: Where To Find Information

    For Windows, select Online Guide in the Installer dialog box and click . Then, click View Reference Guide to open the guide. For Macintosh, double-click the Online Guide icon in the EPSON window and then the EPSON STYLUS COLOR 580 icon. Then, click View Reference Guide to open the guide.
  • Page 4 To read this manual it is necessary to have a Web browser installed on the computer.
  • Page 5 CORPORATION. The information contained herein is designed only for use with this EPSON printer. EPSON is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other printers. Neither SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of...
  • Page 6: Safety Instructions

    Safety Instructions Important Safety Instructions Read all of these instructions before using your printer. Also, be sure to follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer. Do not block or cover the openings in the printer’s cabinet. Do not insert objects through the slots. Take care not to spill liquid on the printer.
  • Page 7: A Few Precautions

    Unplug the printer and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: The power cord or plug is damaged; liquid has entered the printer; the printer has been dropped or the cabinet damaged; the printer does not operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance.
  • Page 8: When Choosing A Place For The Printer

    If ink gets on your skin, wash it off with soap and water. If it gets in your eyes, flush them immediately with water. If discomfort or vision problems remain after a through flushing, see a doctor immediately. Do not shake an ink cartridge; this can cause leakage. Install the ink cartridge immediately after you remove it from its package.
  • Page 9: 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 10: Warnings, Cautions, And Notes

    When loading special media distributed by EPSON, read the instruction sheets packed with the media first and keep the following points in mind. For more details on using such media,...
  • Page 11: Loading Envelopes

    Make sure the paper stack fits under the arrow mark located on the inside surface of the left edge guide. For more information on loading capacities for EPSON special media, see your online Reference Guide. Loading Envelopes When printing on envelopes, please note the following: You can load up to 10 envelopes in the sheet feeder.
  • Page 12: Printing With Windows

    Do not use envelopes that are curled or folded. Flatten the envelope flaps before loading. Avoid using envelopes that are too thin; they may curl during printing. Select Plain Paper as the Media Type setting in the printer driver. Printing with Windows Printer Software Introduction The printer software which comes with your printer includes a printer driver and printer utilities.
  • Page 13: Making Changes To Printer Settings

    2. In the dialog box that appears, click Printer, Setup, Options, or Properties. (Depending on your application, you may need to click a combination of these buttons.) The printer driver opens. From the Windows Start menu 1. Click Start, point to Settings, then click Printers. 2.
  • Page 14: Printing With Macintosh

    On the Main menu, select a Media Type setting that matches the media that is loaded in the printer. Printing with Macintosh Printer Software Introduction The printer software which comes with your printer 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.
  • Page 15: Replacing Ink Cartridges

    Background Printing dialog box (click the Background Printing icon button located in the Print dialog box) Preview dialog box (click the Preview icon button and then click Preview in the Print dialog box) The Mode settings in the Print dialog box are arranged to give you three levels of control over the printer driver, Automatic, PhotoEnhance and Custom.
  • Page 16: Maintenance

    Follow the on-screen instructions to replace the cartridge. Note: If you need to replace an ink cartridge before it is empty, access the Ink Cartridge Replacement utility from the Utilities menu in your EPSON printer driver. Maintenance Checking the Print Head Nozzles...
  • Page 17: Cleaning The Print Head

    For Macintosh users Access the Print or Page Setup dialog box and click the Utility icon button, then click the Nozzle Check button in the Utility dialog box. And follow the instructions. Cleaning the Print Head 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 head, which ensures that the nozzles are delivering ink properly.
  • Page 18: Aligning The Print Head

    Access the printer software and click the Utility tab, then click the Head Cleaning button. And follow the instructions. After opening the utility, follow the on-screen instructions. For Macintosh users Access the printer software and click the Utility icon button in the Print or Page Setup dialog box, then click the Head Cleaning button in the Utility dialog box.
  • Page 19: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting EPSON’s Technical Support Web Site provides help with problems that cannot be solved using the troubleshooting information in your printer documentation. For Windows users If you encounter a problem, access the Technical Support Web Site in one of the following ways: From Status Monitor 3 Click Technical Support in the Status Monitor 3 dialog box.
  • Page 20 If your drivers are correctly installed, EPSON USB Printer Devices should appear on the Device Manager menu. If EPSON USB Printer Devices does not appear on the Device Manager menu, click the plus (+) sign beside Other Devices to view the installed devices.
  • Page 21: Printer Does Not Work Correctly With The Usb Cable

    COLOR 580 appears, the printer driver is not installed correctly. If neither USB Printer nor EPSON Stylus COLOR 580 appears under Other Devices, click Refresh or unplug the USB cable from the printer, then plug it into the printer again.
  • Page 22: Error Messages

    For Windows 98 users, try reinstalling the USB printer device driver and the printer software. First, uninstall EPSON Printer Software using the Add/Remove Programs utility in the Control Panel, then uninstall EPSON USB Printer Devices. Next, reinstall the software as described in Setup Guide. If...
  • Page 23 Depending on your geographic location, this cable may not be supplied. Caution: Use only interface cables which meet the specifications listed above. Using other cables not covered by EPSON warranties may cause the printer to malfunction.
  • Page 24: Consumable Products

    Consumable products The following ink cartridges and EPSON special media are available for your printer. Ink cartridges You can use the following cartridges with your printer. Black ink cartridge T013 Color ink cartridge T014 Note: The product numbers of ink cartridges may vary by location.
  • Page 25 S041122 EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets (A4) S041106 EPSON Ink Jet Note Cards A6 (with envelopes) S041147 EPSON Ink Jet Greeting Cards 5 × 8” (with envelopes) S041148 EPSON Ink Jet Greeting Cards 8 × 10” S041149 (with envelopes)
  • Page 26 S041134 EPSON Photo Paper (100 × 150 mm) S041255 EPSON Photo Paper (200 × 300 mm) S041254 EPSON Panoramic Photo Paper (210 × 594 mm) S041145 EPSON Photo Paper Cards (A4) S041177 Photo Quality Glossy Film EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A4)