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EPSON Stylus COLOR 440 Setup And Daily Use

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Safety Instructions ..1 Important Safety Instructions ..1 A Few Precautions ..2 Warnings, Cautions, and Notes ..4 Setting Up Your Printer ..5 System Requirements .

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

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    CORPORATION. The information contained herein is designed only for use with this EPSON printer. EPSON is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other printers. Neither SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of...

  • Page 4: 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 5: 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 6: When Handling The Ink Cartridges

    When handling the ink cartridges Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children. If ink gets on your skin, wash it off with soap and water. If it gets in your eyes, flush them immediately with water. Do not shake an ink cartridge; this can cause leakage. Install the ink cartridge immediately after you remove it from its package.

  • Page 7: Warnings, Cautions, And Notes

    Place the printer near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged. Note for French-speaking users: Placez l’imprimante près d’une prise de contacte où la fiche peut être débranchée facilement. Warnings, Cautions, and Notes Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury. Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.

  • Page 8: Setting Up Your Printer

    Setting Up Your Printer System Requirements ® ® To use your printer, you need Microsoft Windows 3.1, ® ® ® Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows NT 4.0; a shielded, twisted-pair parallel cable. Your computer should also meet the following system requirements: Minimum system Recommended system...

  • Page 9: Printer Parts And Functions

    Printer Parts and Functions paper support edge guides printer cover output tray sheet feeder output tray extension adjust lever Buttons and lights ink cartridge clamps...

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

  • Page 11: Attaching The Paper Support

    Attaching the Paper Support Insert the paper support into the slots at the rear of the printer. Plugging in the Printer 1. Make sure that the printer is turned off. It is off when the P power button protrudes slightly from the surface of the control panel.

  • Page 12: Installing The Ink Cartridges

    Installing the Ink Cartridges Before installing the ink cartridges, note the following. 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.

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    2. Turn on the printer . The print head moves slightly to the left, which is the ink cartridge install position. The P power light flashes and the B and A ink out lights come on. Caution: Do not move the print head by hand. Otherwise you may damage the printer.

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    4. Open the ink cartridge packages. Next, remove only the yellow tape seals from each cartridge. Caution: Remove the yellow tape seals from the cartridges before installing them; otherwise the cartridges may become unusable. Do not remove the blue portion of the tape seals from the cartridges;...

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    6. Press the ink cartridge clamps down until they lock in place. Caution: Once you install the ink cartridges, do not open their clamps again until you replace the ink cartridges. Otherwise, the cartridges may become unusable. 7. Press the R cleaning button. The printer moves the print head and begins charging the ink delivery system.

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    8. Close the printer cover. Now you are ready to connect the printer to your computer. See the next section.

  • Page 17: Connecting The Printer To Your Pc

    Connecting the Printer to Your PC To connect the printer to your computer, you need a shielded, twisted-pair parallel cable. 1. Make sure both the printer and computer are turned off. 2. Plug the cable connector securely into the printer's interface connector.

  • Page 18: Installing The Printer Software

    Alignment utilities help you keep your printer in top operating condition. EPSON Status Monitor 2 (not for Windows 3.1) The EPSON Status Monitor 2 notifies you of printer errors and displays printer status information such as the amount of ink remaining. The Status Monitor also guides you when replacing ink cartridges.

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    Installing in Windows 95, 98, and NT 4.0 1. Insert the printer software CD shipped with your printer in the CD-ROM drive. The Installer dialog box appears. (For floppy disk users, insert the disk in a disk drive, then double- click the FD drive icon and double-click the Setup.exe icon.) 2.

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    3. Choose Run from the File menu. You see the Run dialog box. In the Command Line box, type D:SETUP and click OK. If the CD-ROM drive has a drive letter other than “D”, or if you are using the floppy disk version, substitute the appropriate letter.

  • Page 21: Loading Paper

    Loading Paper Follow these steps to load plain paper in the printer. You can also print on ink jet paper, photo-quality glossy film or paper, photo paper, transparencies, envelopes, index cards, and adhesive sheets. For details on using such media, see “Printing on Special Paper”...

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    3. Load the stack of paper with the printable side up and the right edge of the paper resting against the right side of the sheet feeder. Then slide the left edge guide against the edge of the paper. printable side up Note: Always load paper into the sheet feeder short edge first.

  • Page 23: Printing Your First Page

    Follow these steps to print the README file: 1. Click Start, point to Programs, point to Epson (for Windows 95, and 98) or EPSON Printers (for Windows NT 4.0), and then click EPSON Stylus COLOR 440 Readme. If you are using Windows 3.1, open the EPSON program group from Program...

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    While printing, the EPSON Progress Meter (Windows 95, 98, and NT 4.0) or the EPSON Despooler dialog box (Windows 3.1) will appear, showing the printing progress and the status of your printer. For details, see “Checking Printer Status and Managing Print Jobs”...

  • Page 25: Replacing Ink Cartridges

    Caution: EPSON recommends the use of genuine EPSON ink cartridges. Other products not manufactured by EPSON may cause damage to your printer not covered by EPSON's warranties. Leave the old cartridge installed in the printer until you have obtained a replacement. Otherwise, ink remaining in the print head nozzles may dry out.

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    To replace an ink cartridge, follow these steps. 1. Make sure the printer is on. The P power light should be on, but not flashing. (Determine which cartridge needs to be replaced as indicated by the B black and A color ink out light.) 2.

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    4. Lift up the clamp that holds the cartridge you want to replace as far as it will go. When you do, the cartridge will rise partly out of the cartridge holder. The illustration shows color ink replacement. To replace black ink, lift up only the smaller clamp on the left.

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    6. Remove the ink cartridge from its protective bag. Next, remove only the yellow tape seal from the cartridge. Caution: You must remove the yellow tape seal from the cartridge. Leaving the tape on when you install the cartridge will permanently damage it.

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    8. Press the ink cartridge clamp down until it locks in place. The illustration shows color ink replacement. To replace black ink, press down the smaller clamp on the left. Caution: Once you install the cartridges, do not open their clamps again until you replace the ink cartridges.

  • Page 30: Maintenance

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

  • Page 31: Cleaning The Print Head

    The printer prints an operation check page including your printer’s ROM version information, the ink counter code, and a nozzle check pattern. Here is a typical printout: The above sample is in black and white, but the actual test prints in color (CMYK).

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    Note: Print head cleaning uses both color and black ink. To avoid wasting ink, clean the print head only if print quality declines. Use the Nozzle Check utility to confirm that the print head needs to be cleaned. This saves ink. When the B or A ink out light is flashing or on, you cannot clean the print head.

  • Page 33: Aligning The Print Head

    If print quality hasn’t improved after repeating this procedure four or five times, one or both of your ink cartridges may be old or damaged and may need to be replaced. To replace an ink cartridge before it is empty, see “Replacing an Old or Damaged Ink Cartridge”...

  • Page 34: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Error Indicators You can identify many common printer problems with the lights on your printer’s control panel. If your printer stops working and the lights are on or flashing, use the following table of panel light patterns to diagnose the problem, then follow the recommended corrective measures.

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    Ink Out (black ink cartridge) The black ink cartridge Replace the black ink is empty. cartridge with a new one (S020187). See "Replacing Ink Cartridges" on page 22. Ink Low (color ink cartridge) The color ink cartridge Obtain a replacement color is nearly empty.

  • Page 36: Where To Get Help

    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. World Wide Web If you can connect to the Internet and have a Web browser, you can access our Web site at

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    To use Faxon EPSON, call 01442 227332 in the UK or 0044 1442 227332 from the Republic of Ireland using a touch-tone phone. You will be asked to follow a simple routine to register your document request.

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    Arranging for faulty EPSON products to be repaired within the warranty period A full list of EPSON Customer and Warranty Support services is available on the technical support section of our world wide web pages at and on Faxon EPSON Faxback service in document number 5085.

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    For Australian Users EPSON Australia wishes to provide you with a high level of Customer Service. As well as the user’s guide, we provide the following sources for obtaining information: EPSON FAXBACK EPSON FAXBACK will fax you the latest specifications and pricing for most EPSON products offered in Australia.

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    EPSON Helpdesk EPSON Helpdesk is provided as a final backup to make sure our clients have access to advice. Operators on the Helpdesk can aid you in diagnosing hardware and software problems. They can also advise you on the latest EPSON products and where the nearest dealer or service agent is located.

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    (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 42: Options And Consumable Products

    S020187 Color ink cartridge S020191 EPSON special media Most plain paper works well in your printer. In addition, EPSON offers specifically designed media for ink jet printers to meet most high-quality printing needs. EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (A4)

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    EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Card (5 8 ”) S041121 EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Card (8 10”) S041122 EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheet (A4) S041106 EPSON Ink Jet Note Cards A6 S041147 (with envelopes) EPSON Ink Jet Greeting Cards 5 8”...

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

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    Printed in JAPAN 1998 XX.XX...

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