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    User’s Guide NDP2996-00...

  • Page 2: Copyrights And Trademarks

    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 3: Printer Parts, Front View, Rear View

    Printer Parts Front view roll paper cover roll paper spindles paper lever mounting control panel brackets paper basket ink cartridge compartment front cover Rear view USB interface connector Network interface connector AC inlet...

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Printer driver.........15 EPSON Status Monitor 3 .......17 EPSON LFP Remote Panel .

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    Printer driver.........41 EPSON Printer Utility2 ....... .42 EPSON StatusMonitor .

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    Printer driver settings ....... .129 Printing with Non-Epson Media......136 Customize the Items of the Printer Driver.

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    Notes on Epson Special Media and Other Media....199 Using Epson special media ......199 Using paper other than Epson special media.

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    Chapter 7 Problem Solver Troubleshooting......... .284 Printer stops printing unexpectedly .

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    Epson Special Media ........365...

  • Page 10: Important Safety Instructions, Warning, Cautions, And Notes, When Choosing A Place For This Product

    Safety Instructions Important Safety Instructions Read all of these instructions before using this product. Also be sure to follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer. Warning, Cautions, and Notes Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury. Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.

  • Page 11: When Setting Up This Product

    ❏ Place this product near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged. When setting up this product ❏ Do not block or cover the openings in this product’s cabinet. ❏ Do not insert objects through the slots. Take care not to spill liquid on this product.

  • Page 12: When Using This Product

    ❏ Do not attempt to service this product yourself. ❏ Unplug this product and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: The power cord or plug is damaged; liquid has entered the product; the product has been dropped or the cabinet damaged;...

  • Page 13: When Handling The Ink Cartridges

    When handling the ink cartridges ❏ Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do not drink. ❏ If ink gets on your skin, wash it off with soap and water. If it gets in your eyes, flush them immediately with water. ❏...

  • Page 14: When Transporting This Product

    ❏ After bringing an ink cartridge inside from a cold storage site, allow it to warm up at room temperature for at least three hours before using it. ❏ Do not touch the green IC chip on the side of the cartridge. This may affect normal operation and printing.

  • Page 15: Printer Software Introduction, Printer Driver

    Note: The printer driver screens that appear in this manual are provided for EPSON Stylus Pro 9450 running on Windows XP. The screens of EPSON Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/7880/7880C/7450 and EPSON Stylus Pro 9450 are almost the same, except as noted.

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    ❏ Makes the printer settings, such as the media type, paper size. You can register these settings, and you can also easily import or export these registered settings. ❏ Executes the printer maintenance functions and sets the operation of the printer driver in the Utility tab. You can also import or export printer settings.

  • Page 17: Epson Status Monitor 3, Epson Lfp Remote Panel

    This utility provides you with printer status information, such as the ink cartridge status, the free space of the maintenance tank, and it also checks for printer error. EPSON Status Monitor 3 is installed with the printer driver automatically. EPSON LFP Remote Panel...

  • Page 18: Accessing The Printer Driver, From Windows Applications

    Accessing the Printer Driver You can access the printer driver in the following ways: ❏ From Windows applications ❏ From the Printer icon From Windows applications Access the printer driver from your application when you make the print settings. The following procedures may differ depending on the application you use.

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    Example: Example: Using the Printer Software (Windows)

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    The printer driver window appears. Make the settings as necessary, and then start printing. Using the Printer Software (Windows)

  • Page 21: From The Printer Icon

    From the Printer icon When you make common settings or perform printer maintenance, such as Nozzle Check, Head Cleaning, access the printer driver from the Printer icon. 1. Open the Printers and Faxes or Printers folder. For Windows XP: Click Start, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Printers and Faxes.

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    2. Right-click your printer icon, and click Printing Preferences. The printer driver window appears. The settings you make here become the default settings of the printer driver. Using the Printer Software (Windows)

  • Page 23: Getting Information Through Online Help

    Getting Information Through Online Help You can view a detailed explanation using the following ways. ❏ Right-click the item, and then click Help. Using the Printer Software (Windows)

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    ❏ For Windows XP/2000, click the button on the top right of the printer driver window, and then click the item. Using the Printer Software (Windows)

  • Page 25: Basic Settings, Setting The Printer Driver

    Basic Settings This section describes how to print your data from an application using the Epson printer driver. Setting the printer driver First, make the print data using the application software. Before printing, open the printer driver window, and confirm the print settings such as the media type, paper size.

  • Page 26: Checking The Printer Status

    Checking the printer status When you send a print job to the printer, you can monitor the printer status in the following windows. Progress Meter The Progress Meter appears on your display when you start printing. It indicates the progress of the current print job and provides printer status information such as ink remaining and product number of the ink cartridges.

  • Page 27: Canceling Printing

    Print queue window You can check a list of all jobs waiting and its information, and also you can cancel print jobs. The print queue window appears when you double-click the printer icon on the task bar. This is a function of the Windows operating system.

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    Canceling printing by the computer Canceling printing Click Stop on the EPSON Progress Meter dialog box. Note: ❏ The Progress Meter shows the progress of the current print job. It disappears when the job has been sent to the printer.

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    Deleting a print job waiting You can delete the jobs waiting stored in the computer. 1. Double-click the printer icon on the taskbar. 2. From the Printer menu, select Cancel all documents. If you want to delete a specific job, select the job and select Cancel from the Document menu.

  • Page 30: When Problem Occurs During Printing

    If a problem occurs during printing, an error message appears in the EPSON Status Monitor window. Click How to, and EPSON Status Monitor will lead you step by step through a procedure to solve a problem. Using the Printer Software (Windows)

  • Page 31: Using The Printer Utilities

    Using the Printer Utilities The Epson printer utilities let you check the current printer status and perform printer maintenance from your screen. Nozzle Check This utility checks the print head nozzles to see if they are clogged and need to be cleaned. Check the nozzles when you notice the print quality has declined and after cleaning to confirm that the print head nozzles have been cleaned.

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    This utility provides you with printer status information, such as the ink cartridge status, the free space of the maintenance tank, and it also checks for printer error. See “Using EPSON Status Monitor 3” on page 33 for detailed information.

  • Page 33: Using Epson Status Monitor 3

    EPSON LFP Remote Panel This utility lets you optimize your printer. You can start this utility only if it is installed. See the EPSON LFP Remote Panel online help for detailed information. Printer Firmware Update EPSON LFP Remote Panel is started and updates the printer firmware.

  • Page 34: Accessing Epson Status Monitor 3

    Windows taskbar. Right-click the shortcut icon, and select the printer name to display the EPSON Status Monitor 3 dialog box. See “Viewing information in Monitoring Preferences” on page 37 for detailed information.

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    Viewing information in EPSON Status Monitor 3 EPSON Status Monitor 3 provides you with detailed printer status information, a graphic display of the ink cartridge status and the free space of the maintenance tank, and status messages. If a problem occurs during printing, an error message appears.

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    Using Monitoring Preferences This function lets you specify the monitoring feature of EPSON Status Monitor 3. Accessing Monitoring Preferences Open the printer driver window, click the Utility tab, and then click Monitoring Preferences. Using the Printer Software (Windows)

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    Note: In the Monitoring Preferences dialog box, select the Shortcut Icon check box to display a shortcut icon on your Windows taskbar. Right-click the shortcut icon, and select Monitoring Preferences to open the Monitoring Preferences dialog box. Viewing information in Monitoring Preferences In the Monitoring Preferences dialog box, you can select error types for which you wish to receive notification, and you can make the shortcut icon setting and monitoring of shared printers...

  • Page 38: Uninstalling The Printer Software, Uninstalling The Printer Driver

    Uninstalling the Printer Software This section describes how to uninstall the printer software from your computer. Note: ❏ For Windows XP/Vista, you must log in as a user with an Administrator account. When you uninstall the printer software from Windows Vista, the password may be required. If you are asked for the password, enter it and continue the operation.

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    3. Select EPSON Printer Software, and then click Change/Remove (or Uninstall/Change). 4. Select the target printer icon, and then click OK. 5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete uninstallation. When the confirmation message appears, click Yes. Using the Printer Software (Windows)

  • Page 40: Uninstalling Epson Lfp Remote Panel

    Restart the computer when you reinstall the printer driver. Uninstalling EPSON LFP Remote Panel EPSON LFP Remote Panel can be uninstalled from Add or Remove Programs (or Add/Remove Programs) in the Control Panel. For detailed information, see the EPSON LFP Remote Panel online help.

  • Page 41: Printer Driver, Printer Software Introduction

    ❏ Printer driver ❏ EPSON Printer Utility2 ❏ EPSON StatusMonitor ❏ EPSON LFP Remote Panel Printer driver The printer driver lets you print documents from applications to the printer. The following are main functions of the printer driver: ❏...

  • Page 42: Epson Printer Utility2

    You can register these settings, and you can also easily import or export these registered settings. EPSON Printer Utility2 You can execute the printer maintenance functions, such as Nozzle Check, Head Cleaning. EPSON Printer Utility2 is installed with the printer driver automatically. Using the Printer Software (Mac OS X)

  • Page 43: Epson Statusmonitor

    EPSON StatusMonitor This utility provides you with printer status information, such as the ink cartridge status, the free space of the maintenance tank, and a printer error. Using the Printer Software (Mac OS X)

  • Page 44: Epson Lfp Remote Panel, Accessing The Printer Driver

    EPSON LFP Remote Panel EPSON LFP Remote Panel gives the user a broad range of control over the printer, to obtain better print quality in printing on various media. Accessing the Printer Driver To access the printer driver, follow the steps below. The following procedures may differ depending on the application you use.

  • Page 45: Accessing The Page Setup Dialog

    Accessing the Page Setup dialog To access the Page Setup dialog, click Page Setup on the File menu of your application. The Page Setup dialog is displayed. You can select a paper size, borderless printing, a paper source, and a print area in the Paper Size setting. Using the Printer Software (Mac OS X)

  • Page 46: Accessing The Print Dialog

    Accessing the Print dialog To access the Print dialog, click Print on the File menu of your application. The Print dialog is displayed. Make the settings as necessary, and then start printing. Using the Printer Software (Mac OS X)

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    Getting Information Through Online Help To access the online help, click the button in the dialog of the printer driver. Using the Printer Software (Mac OS X)

  • Page 48: Setting The Printer Driver, Basic Settings

    Basic Settings This section describes how to print your data from an application using the Epson printer driver. Setting the printer driver First, make the print data using the application software. Before printing, open the printer driver window, and confirm the print settings such as the media type, paper size.

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    Checking the printer status 1. Click the Printer icon in the Dock. 2. You can check the jobs waiting and their information, and also cancel the printing. Using the Printer Software (Mac OS X)

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    Canceling printing You can cancel a print job waiting from the computer. If the printing is already started, you can cancel printing by the printer. Canceling printing by the printer Press and hold the Pause button for 3 seconds to reset the printer.

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    Canceling printing by the computer 1. Click the Printer icon in the Dock. 2. Click the job you want to delete, and then click Delete. Note: ❏ You can delete a job waiting with the same procedures above. ❏ You cannot cancel a print job that has been sent to the printer. In this case, cancel the print job by the printer.

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    If a problem occurs during printing, an error message appears. If you are not sure how to solve the problem, cancel printing, and then start EPSON StatusMonitor that leads you step by step through a procedure to solve a problem.

  • Page 53: Using Printer Utilities

    Using Printer Utilities The Epson printer utilities let you check the current printer status and perform printer maintenance from your screen. EPSON StatusMonitor This utility provides you with printer status information, such as the ink cartridge status, the free space of the maintenance tank, and a printer error.

  • Page 54: Accessing Epson Printer Utility2

    EPSON LFP Remote Panel This utility lets you optimize your printer. You can start this utility only if it is installed. See the EPSON LFP Remote Panel online help for detailed information. Manual You can access the User’s Guide. If the User’s Guide is not installed, it will access a technical support Web site.

  • Page 55: Using Epson Statusmonitor

    Note: The printer error message appears automatically on your screen even if EPSON StatusMonitor is not opened. Accessing EPSON StatusMonitor Open the EPSON Printer Utility2 window, and then click EPSON StatusMonitor. Using the Printer Software (Mac OS X)

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    Viewing information in EPSON StatusMonitor EPSON StatusMonitor provides you with detailed printer status information, a graphic display of the ink cartridge status and the free space of the maintenance tank, and status messages. If a problem occurs during printing, an error message appears. Check the message and solve the problem accordingly.

  • Page 57: Uninstalling The Printer Driver, Uninstalling The Printer Software

    Uninstalling the Printer Software To uninstall the printer software, follow the steps below. Uninstalling the printer driver To uninstall the printer driver and EPSON Printer Utility2, follow the steps below. 1. Turn off the printer, and unplug the interface cable connected with the computer and printer.

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    4. Double-click the Applications folder, and then double-click the Utilities folder. 5. Double-click the Print Center icon (for Mac OS X 10.2.x) or Printer Setup Utility icon (for Mac OS X 10.3 or later). Using the Printer Software (Mac OS X)

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    After clicking Delete, close the dialog. 7. Insert the printer software CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. 8. Double-click the Printer Driver folder. Note: If the folder does not appear, double-click the EPSON icon on the desk top. Using the Printer Software (Mac OS X)

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    9. Double-click the EPSON_IJ_Printer icon. 10. If the Authenticate dialog appears, enter the password or phrase and then click OK. To uninstall the printer driver, you must log in as a user with administrator rights. 11. Click Continue, and then click Accept. Using the Printer Software (Mac OS X)

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    13. Follow the on-screen instructions to uninstall the printer driver. Uninstalling EPSON LFP Remote Panel Drag the EPSON LFP Remote Panel folder to the Trash. See the EPSON LFP Remote Panel online help for more information. Using the Printer Software (Mac OS X)

  • Page 62: Using Color Management

    Chapter 3 Variety of Printings Using Color Management The printer driver provides a setting for performing color management to printing data and a color adjustment that produces better looking prints by using only the printer driver. Color adjustment is performed without adjusting the color of the original data.

  • Page 63: Color Management

    Color management About color management system (CMS) Since devices such as a digital camera, scanner, monitor, or printer produce color differently, the printing result looks different from the image you see on the display. To adjust the color between devices, use the color management system. Both Windows and Mac OS X have a color management system as their standard feature.

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    Note: When you print an image taken by a digital camera or scanner, usually the printing result looks different from what you see on the display. This variance occurs because each device such as a digital camera, scanner, monitor, or printer, produces colors differently. In order to reduce the differences in color between each device, please perform color management between each device.

  • Page 65: Color Management By Application

    Application Printer driver Printer Color management by Host ICM/ColorSync Specify the Specify the printer input profile. profile. You need to perform color matching with the printer driver before printing. An application needs to support ICM or ColorSync color management. Since it prints using the color management function of operating systems, a difference may appear in a printing color between Windows and Mac OS X.

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    Color management by Driver ICM (Windows only) The following procedures are for Adobe Photoshop CS2 running on Windows XP. When using this function with an application which does not support a color management function, you need to perform the color matching process from step 4. 1.

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    2. Select Color Management, and select Document for the Print. Select No Color Management for the Color Handling. Then click Done. 3. Open the printer driver window. See “From Windows applications” on page 18. Variety of Printings...

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    4. Select Custom for the Mode in the Main menu, and select ICM, and then click Advanced. Variety of Printings...

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    5. In the ICM dialog box, select Driver ICM (Basic) or Driver ICM (Advanced) for the ICM Mode. If you select Driver ICM (Advanced), you can specify the profiles and intent for image, graphics, and text data individually. 6. Check other settings, and then start printing. Variety of Printings...

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    Color management by Host ICM or ColorSync The following procedures are for Adobe Photoshop CS2 running on Windows XP. Note: ❏ Use image data in which an input profile has been embedded. ❏ The application needs to support ICM or ColorSync. 1.

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    2. Select Color Management, and then select Document for the Print. Select Let Printer Determine Colors for the Color Handling. Then click Done. 3. Open the printer driver window (Windows) or the Print dialog (Mac OS X). For Windows, see “From Windows applications” on page 18. For Mac OS X, see “Accessing the Printer Driver”...

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    4. For Windows, select Custom for the Mode in the Main menu, and select ICM, and then click Advanced. For Mac OS X, select Printer Color Management. Variety of Printings...

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    5. Select Host ICM (Windows) or ColorSync (Mac OS X) in the Printer Color Management dialog. 6. Check other settings, and then start printing. Variety of Printings...

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    Color management by application The following procedures are for Adobe Photoshop CS2 running on Windows XP. Refer to the application’s user manual for details of the settings. 1. From the File menu, select Print with Preview. Variety of Printings...

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    2. Select Color Management, and select Document for the Print. Select Let Photoshop Determine Colors for the Color Handling. Select the Printer Profile and the Rendering Intent. Then click Done. 3. Open the printer driver window (Windows) or the Print dialog (Mac OS X).

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    4. For Windows, select Custom for the Mode in the Main menu, and then select No Color Adjustment. For Mac OS X, select Off (No Color Adjustment) in the Printer Color Management dialog. 5. Check other settings, and then start printing. Variety of Printings...

  • Page 77: Color Adjustment By The Printer Driver

    Color adjustment by the printer driver You can perform color management by the printer driver only. Also, you can use the Photo Enhance function to adjust the color of the image data automatically. Color adjustment by the Color Controls You can perform color management by the printer driver. Use this function if the application does not support color management or if you want to manually perform color management.

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    1. Open the printer driver window (Windows) or the Print dialog (Mac OS X). For Windows, see “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 18. For Mac OS X, see “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 44. 2. For Windows, select Custom for the Mode in the Main menu, and select Color Controls, and then click Advanced.

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    Mac OS X 3. Make the necessary settings. See the online help of the printer driver for detailed information. Windows Variety of Printings...

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    Mac OS X Note: For Windows users, you can perform the color adjustment by checking the sample image on the left side of the window. You can also use the color circle for the fine color adjustment. 4. Check other settings, and then start printing. Variety of Printings...

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    Auto color adjustment by Photo Enhance (Windows only) This setting provides a variety of image-correction settings that you can apply to your photo images before printing. Photo Enhance does not affect your original data. 1. Open the printer driver window. See “Accessing the Printer Driver”...

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    3. In the Photo Enhance dialog box, select the effect settings. See the online help of the printer driver for detailed information. 4. Check other settings, and then start printing. Variety of Printings...

  • Page 83: Black-and-white Photo Printing

    You need to use the media that is suitable for black-and-white photo printing. Note: The Advanced B&W Photo printing is available for EPSON Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/7880/7880C only. 1. Open the printer driver window (Windows) or the Print dialog (Mac OS X).

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    2. Select Advanced B&W Photo for the Color. Windows Mac OS X Variety of Printings...

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    3. For Windows, click Custom for the Mode in the Main menu, and select Color Controls, and then click Advanced. For Mac OS X, select Printer Color Management. Windows Mac OS X Variety of Printings...

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    4. Make the necessary settings, and then start printing. For more detailed information, see the online help of the printer driver. Windows Mac OS X Variety of Printings...

  • Page 87: Borderless Printing

    Borderless Printing You can print your data without margins on paper. There are two types of borderless printing. Note: If you are using roll paper, all four sides can be borderless, and if you are using a sheet of paper, only left and right sides can be borderless. ❏...

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    ❏ Retain Size Using an application, enlarge your image data to exceed the paper width and height, to avoid unprinted areas appearing along the all four edges. The printer driver does not enlarge the image data. Enlarging 3 mm in both the left and right directions (total of 6 mm) is recommended by using the application that created the data.

  • Page 89: Supported Media Type

    728 mm (B1)* 36 inch, 914.4 mm* 44 inch, 1117.6 mm* * for EPSON Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/9450 use only. Note: ❏ When printing on cut-sheet media, only the left and right margins are set to zero. The top margin is always 3 mm, and the bottom margin is always 14 mm.

  • Page 90: Application Settings

    ❏ Smear may result in the top and bottom areas depending on the media. Depending on the media type, the print quality may decline or the borderless printing is not supported. See “Paper Information” on page 326 for detailed information. Application settings Set the size of the image data using the Page Setting dialog box of the application software.

  • Page 91: Printer Driver Settings

    Printer driver settings To print your data with this feature, follow the steps below. For Windows 1. Open the printer driver window. See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 18. 2. In the Main menu, select the media type, paper source, page size, or paper size.

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    4. Select Borderless, and then click Expansion. Variety of Printings...

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    5. Select Auto Expand or Retain Size. If you select Auto Expand, set the amount of enlargement. 3 mm for left and 5 mm for right (the image shifts 1 mm to the right) Standard 3 mm for left and right 1.5 mm for left and right Note: Moving the slider towards Min decreases the amount of the image...

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    For Mac OS X 1. Open the Page Setup dialog. See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 44. 2. Select the paper size and borderless printing such as Auto Expand or Retain Size, and then click OK. 3. Open the Print dialog. See “Accessing the Printer Driver”...

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    4. If Auto Expand is selected, set the amount of the enlargement. 3 mm for left and 5 mm for right (the image shifts 1 mm to the right) Standard 3 mm for left and right 1.5 mm for left and right Note: Moving the slider towards Min decreases the amount of the image enlargement;...

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    5. In the Print Settings dialog, select the media type. 6. If you print on roll paper, select the Auto Cut setting in the Roll Paper Option dialog. See “Roll paper cut for borderless printing” on page 97. 7. Check the other settings, and then start printing. Variety of Printings...

  • Page 97: Roll Paper Cut For Borderless Printing

    Roll paper cut for borderless printing When you use roll paper for borderless printing, the paper cut operation is different according to the Borderless and Auto Cut settings of the printer driver. No margins for left No margins for all No margins for all and right directions (single...

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    Explanation Normal Cut is The top area may The top area may default setting. smear because the smear because the top area of the roll top area of the roll paper is cut while paper is cut while the print operation is the print operation stopped.

  • Page 99: Enlarge Or Reduce Size Printing

    Enlarge or Reduce Size Printing You can fit the size of your data to the size of paper you print on. There are three ways to enlarge or reduce the size of your data. ❏ Fit to Page (Windows only) Proportionally enlarges or reduces the size of your data to make it fit the paper size you have selected in the Output Paper Size.

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    ❏ Fit to Roll Paper Width (Windows only) Proportionally enlarges or reduces the size of your data to make it fit the width of the roll paper you have selected in Output Paper Size. ❏ Custom Lets you define the percentage you want to enlarge or reduce a data.

  • Page 101: Fit To Page (windows Only)

    Fit to Page (Windows only) You can fit the size of your data to the size of paper you to print on. 1. Open the printer driver window. See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 18. 2. Click the Page Layout tab, and then select the same paper size as the paper size of the data.

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    3. Select the paper size that is loaded in the printer from the Output Paper list. Proportionally enlarges or reduces the size of your data to make it fit the paper size you have selected for the Output Paper. 4. Check the other settings, and then start printing. Variety of Printings...

  • Page 103: Fit To Roll Paper Width (windows Only)

    Fit to Roll Paper Width (Windows only) 1. Open the printer driver window. See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 18. 2. Click the Page Layout tab, and then select the same paper size as the paper size of the data. Variety of Printings...

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    3. Select Reduce/Enlarge, and then click Fit to Roll Paper Width. Proportionally enlarges or reduces the size of your data to make it fit the paper size you have selected for the Roll Width. Variety of Printings...

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    4. Select the roll paper width that is loaded in the printer from the Roll Width list. 5. Check the other settings, and then start printing. Variety of Printings...

  • Page 106: Custom

    Custom Lets you define the percentage you want to reduce or enlarge. For Windows 1. Open the printer driver window. See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 18. 2. Click the Page Layout tab, and then select the same paper size as the paper size of the data.

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    For Mac OS X 1. Open the Page Setup dialog. See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 44. 2. Select the printer and paper size. Select the paper size that is loaded in the printer. 3. Set the value for Scale between 25 to 400%. 4.

  • Page 108: Pages Per Sheet Printing

    Pages Per Sheet Printing You can print two or four pages of your document on one sheet of paper. If you print continuous layout data prepared at A4 size, it will be printed as shown below. Note: ❏ For Windows users, use the printer driver's function for layout printing.

  • Page 109: For Windows

    For Windows 1. Open the printer driver window. See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 18. 2. Click the Page Layout tab, select the Multi-Page check box, select N-up, and then click Settings. 3. In the Print Layout dialog box, specify the order in which the pages will be printed.

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    For Mac OS X 1. Open the Print dialog. See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 44. 2. Select a target printer, and then select Layout from the list to specify the order in which the pages will be printed. Note: If you select other than None for Border, the frames around the pages are printed on each sheet.

  • Page 111: Poster Printing

    Poster Printing The poster printing function allows you to print poster-size images by enlarging one page to cover several sheets of paper. This function is supported by Windows only. You can make a poster or a calendar by joining the several printed sheets of paper together.

  • Page 112: Poster Printing With Margins

    ❏ Poster printing with margins You can print a poster-size image by automatically enlarging one page to cover several sheets of paper. You need to cut the margins and then join the several sheets of paper together to make a poster. 1.

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    2. Click the Page Layout tab, select the Multi-Page check box, select Poster, and then click Settings. 3. In the Poster Settings dialog box, select the number of printed pages you want the poster to cover. Note: You can make a larger poster if you select a greater number for division.

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    4. When you want to print a borderless poster, select the Borderless Poster Print check box, and select the panels that you do not want to print, and then click OK. Then go to step 6. 5. If you want margins around the poster, make sure the Borderless Poster Print check box is cleared, and make the other settings as necessary.

  • Page 115: Joining The Sheets Together Along The Guide

    Joining the sheets together along the guide The steps to join the sheets together are different whether the printed sheets are borderless or not. For borderless poster printing This section explains how to join the four printed pages together. Join the printed pages together appropriately, and stick them on the back of sheets using the cellophane tape.

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    For poster printing with margins When you select Overlapping Alignment Marks, the following marks are printed on the paper. See the procedures below to join the four printed pages together using the alignment marks. The four sheets are joined together by the following order. Variety of Printings...

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    1. Cut the upper left sheet along the alignment mark (vertical blue line). The guide is black for the black-and-white printing. 2. Lay the upper left sheet on top of the upper right sheet. The X marks should be matched as in the illustration below, and join the upper left sheet to the upper right sheet with cellophane tape temporarily.

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    4. Join the upper left and right sheets together with cellophane tape on the back of the sheets. 5. Try step 1 to 4 for the lower sheets. 6. Cut the bottom of upper sheets along the alignment mark (horizontal blue line). The guide is black for the black-and-white printing.

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    7. Lay the upper sheets on top of the lower sheets. The X marks should be matched as in the illustration below, and join the upper sheets and lower sheets together with cellophane tape temporarily. 8. Cut the sheets along the alignment mark (horizontal red line). The guide is black for black-and-white printing.

  • Page 120

    9. Join the upper sheets and lower sheets together with cellophane tape on the back of the sheets. 10. After joining all the sheets together, cut the margins along the outer guide. Variety of Printings...

  • Page 121: Printing On Custom Paper

    You can also print on a custom paper, using the steps below. The size you can register is as follow. Paper width For EPSON Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/9450: 89 to 1118 mm For EPSON Stylus Pro 7880/7880C/7450: 89 to 610 mm...

  • Page 122

    For Windows 1. Open the printer driver window. See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 18. 2. Click User Defined in the Main menu. Note: You cannot select User Defined if Borderless is selected for Paper Settings. Variety of Printings...

  • Page 123

    3. Set the custom paper size you want to use, and then click Save. ❏ You can enter up to 24 characters for the Paper Size Name. ❏ You can easily change the size by selecting the paper size close to the size you want to set in the Base Paper Size. ❏...

  • Page 124

    For Mac OS X 1. Open the Page Setup dialog. See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 44. 2. Select Manage Custom Sizes in Paper Size. 3. Click +, and enter the paper size name. 4. Enter the paper width, paper height, and margins, and then click OK.

  • Page 125

    The paper size and printer margin you can set is as follow. Printer Description Roll Paper Prints on roll paper with 3-mm margins in four directions. Roll Paper - Borderless (Auto Prints data enlarged on roll Expand) paper without margins. Roll Paper - Borderless (Retain Prints data on roll paper without Size)

  • Page 126

    Note: ❏ To change the setting you have registered, click the paper size name from the list. ❏ To duplicate the paper size you have registered, click the paper size name from the list, and then click Duplicate. ❏ To delete the paper size you have registered, click the paper size name from the list, and then click -.

  • Page 127: Banner Printing On Roll Paper

    Banner Printing on Roll Paper This section explains how to print a banner and panorama pictures. There are two ways to print a banner. Paper source Application Roll Paper Document preparation tool, image and editing software Roll Paper (Banner) Software that supports banner printing Variety of Printings...

  • Page 128

    The following are the available printing sizes. Paper width For EPSON Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/9450: 89 to 1118 mm For EPSON Stylus Pro 7880/7880C/7450: 89 to 610 mm Paper height Windows: Max. 15000 mm Mac OS X: Max. 15240 mm ✽ The maximum length of the paper roll can be longer than the paper height if using the software that supports banner printing;...

  • Page 129

    Printer driver settings For Windows 1. Open the printer driver window. See “Accessing the Printer Driver” on page 18. 2. In the Main menu, select media type. Variety of Printings...

  • Page 130

    3. Select Roll Paper or Roll paper (Banner) from the Source list. Note: Roll Paper (Banner) can be used for an application that supports banner printing. 4. Click Roll Paper Option, and then select Normal Cut or Off from the Auto Cut list. Variety of Printings...

  • Page 131

    5. Click the Page Layout tab, and select Reduce/Enlarge, and then select Fit to Page or Fit to Roll Paper Width. Note: If you are using an application that supports banner printing, you do not need to make Enlarge/Reduce setting if Roll Paper (Banner) is selected for the Source.

  • Page 132

    Page Size list and select the roll paper width set in the printer for the Roll Width. You can customize the paper size by selecting User Defined. Paper width For EPSON Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/9450: 89 to 1118 mm For EPSON Stylus Pro 7880/7880C/7450: 89 to 610 mm...

  • Page 133

    7. Select the paper size from the Output Paper list, and make sure the Optimize Enlargement check box is selected. 8. Check the other settings, and then start printing. Variety of Printings...

  • Page 134

    2. Make sure your printer is selected, and select the document size created using the application. You can also customize the paper size by selecting Manage Custom Sizes. Paper width For EPSON Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/9450: 89 to 1118 mm For EPSON Stylus Pro 7880/7880C/7450: 89 to 610 mm Paper height...

  • Page 135

    3. Input a scale to reduce or enlarge the size of your data. 4. Check the other settings, and then start printing. Variety of Printings...

  • Page 136: Printing With Non-epson Media

    ❏ You can register the custom paper or printer settings on your computer by using EPSON LFP Remote Panel. See the EPSON LFP Remote Panel online help for detailed information.

  • Page 137: Customize The Items Of The Printer Driver, Saving The Printer Driver Settings

    Customize the Items of the Printer Driver You can save the settings or change the display items as you prefer. You can also export the settings as a file and make the same printer driver settings to multiple computers. Saving the printer driver settings You can save up to 100 settings.

  • Page 138

    3. Enter the name in the Name box, and then click Save. You can choose a setting you have registered from the Select Setting list box. Variety of Printings...

  • Page 139

    Saving as a custom media You can save the items of the Media Settings in the Main menu. 1. Change the Media Settings items in the Main menu. Variety of Printings...

  • Page 140

    2. Click Custom Settings. 3. Enter the name in the Name box, and then click Save. You can choose a setting you have registered from the Media Type list box. Variety of Printings...

  • Page 141: Menu Arrangement

    Menu arrangement You can arrange the Select Setting, Media Type, and Paper Size items. 1. Click the Utility tab, and then click Menu Arrangement. Variety of Printings...

  • Page 142

    2. Select the edit item. 3. In the List box, arrange the items as you prefer, or classify the items into groups. ❏ You can arrange the list items by drag-and-drop operation. ❏ To add a new group, click Add Group. ❏...

  • Page 143

    ❏ Move the unused items into the Not Display group. Note: You cannot delete the default items. 4. Click Save. Variety of Printings...

  • Page 144: Exporting Or Importing

    Exporting or Importing You can export or import the settings you have registered as a file. Exporting the settings 1. Open the Save or Deletes Select Settings dialog box or the Saves or deletes Custom Media dialog box. 2. Select the setting in the List box, and click Export. 3.

  • Page 145

    Importing the settings 1. Open the Save or Deletes Select Settings dialog box or the Saves or deletes Custom Media dialog box. 2. Click Import. 3. Select the file you want to import, and then click Open. Variety of Printings...

  • Page 146

    Exporting or importing all settings You can export or import the all of the printer driver settings as a file. 1. Click the Utility tab, and then click Export or Import. 2. Click Export or Import. 3. To export the setting, enter the file name and then click Save. To import the setting, select the file you want to import and then click Open.

  • Page 147: Buttons, Lights, Messages, And Icons, Buttons

    Chapter 4 The Control Panel Buttons, Lights, Messages, and Icons The control panel of the printer consists of 7 buttons, 4 lights, and a liquid crystal display (LCD). Buttons This section describes the functions of the buttons on the control panel.

  • Page 148: The Control Panel

    Menu button r Enters Menu mode when pressed in the READY state. When pressed in Menu mode, a desired menu can be selected. Enters PRINTER STATUS menu if pressed during printing. Cleans the print head if pressed and held for 3 seconds.

  • Page 149: Lights

    Enter button Executes the item if the selected item is for execution only. When Sheet is selected, this button ejects the cut sheet if pressed and held for 3 seconds. When Roll Auto Cut On is selected, this button cuts the paper automatically if pressed and held for 3 seconds.

  • Page 150

    Paper check light (red) No paper is loaded in the manual feed when Sheet is selected as the paper source. Roll paper is out when Roll Auto Cut On Roll Auto Cut Off is selected as the paper source. The selected paper source (Roll Auto Cut On /Roll Auto Cut Off /Sheet ) does not...

  • Page 151: Combination Of Buttons, Messages

    PRINTING The printer is processing data. INK DRYING The printer is drying ink. PAUSE The printer is paused. Displays EPSON logo The printer is preparing to print. and progress bar CUTTING PAPER The printer is cutting the paper. PLEASE WAIT...

  • Page 152: Icons

    PLEASE WAIT Wait until READY appears. CLEANING The printer is cleaning the ink tubes. PLEASE WAIT PRESS PAUSE BUTTON Press the Pause button. CHARGING INK The printer is charging the ink delivery system. RESETTING The printer is resetting. Wait a while. PLEASE WAIT UPDATING FIRMWARE The printer is updating the firmware.

  • Page 153

    Platen Gap icon Icons Description Widest Wider Wide Narrow Roll Paper Margin icon Displays the paper margin when the roll paper is selected. Icons Description Displays the top and bottom roll paper margins. This icon does not appear when Default is selected. 15mm: Top and bottom margins are15 mm, and right and left margins are 3 mm.

  • Page 154

    Ink end Cartridge error or no cartridge Remaining maintenance tank icon Displays the free capacity of the maintenance tank. Displays one maintenance icon for EPSON Stylus Pro 7880/7880C/7450 and two maintenance icon for EPSON Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/9450. Icons Description 100 - 81%...

  • Page 155: Menu Settings, When To Use Menu Mode

    Paper suction icon Icons Description Large (168%) Normal (60%) Small (0%) Menu Settings When to use Menu mode The Menu mode enables you to make printer settings similar to those you would normally make in the driver or software, as well as other additional settings —...

  • Page 156: Menu List

    Menu list Menu Item Parameter “PRINTER SETUP” “ROLL PAPER COUNTER” ROLL PAPER LENGTH on page 163 on page 163 ROLL LENGTH ALERT “PLATEN GAP” on page NARROW, STANDARD, WIDE, WIDER, WIDEST “PAGE LINE” on page 164 ON, OFF “INTERFACE” on page AUTO, USB, NETWORK “CODE PAGE”...

  • Page 157

    TN0xxxx. ICBS STATUS” on TW0xxxx. ICBS page 169 “PRINTABLE PAGES” on LIGHT LIGHT BLACK xxxxxx page 169 PAGES (EPSON Stylus Pro VIVID LIGHT MAGENTA xxxxxx 9880/9880C/7880/7880C) PAGES LIGHT CYAN xxxxxx PAGES LIGHT BLACK xxxxxx PAGES MATTE BLACK/PHOTO BLACK xxxxxx PAGES...

  • Page 158

    “INK LEVEL” on page 169 LIGHT LIGHT BLACK E*****F, (EPSON Stylus Pro E****F, E***F, E**F, E*F, nn%, 0% 9880/9880C/7880/7880C) VIVID LIGHT MAGENTA E*****F, E****F, E***F, E**F, E*F, nn%, 0% LIGHT CYAN E*****F, E****F, E***F, E**F, E*F, nn%, 0% LIGHT BLACK E*****F, E****F,...

  • Page 159

    “MAINTENANCE TANK” E*****F, E****F, E***F, E**F, E*F, on page 170 nn%, 0% “USAGE COUNT” on INK xxxxx.xml page 170 PAPER xxxxx.xcm “CLEAR USAGE COUNT” INK EXECUTE on page 170 PAPER EXECUTE “JOB HISTORY” on page No. 0-No. 9 “TOTAL PRINTS” on page xxxxxx PAGES “SERVICE LIFE”...

  • Page 160

    STANDARD, 1, 2 page 173 “MAINTENANCE “CUTTER REPLACEMENT” EXECUTE ” on page 174 on page 174 “BK INK CHANGE (for EXECUTE EPSON Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/7880/7880C only)” on page 174 “POWER CLEANING” on EXECUTE page 174 “CLOCK SETTING” on MM/DD/YY HH:MM page 174 “CONTRAST...

  • Page 161: Basic Menu Setting Procedure

    “NETWORK “NETWORK SETUP” on DISABLE, ENABLE SETUP” on page page 175 “IP ADDRESS SETTING” on AUTO, PANEL page 175 “IP, SM, DG SETTING” on IP ADDRESS page 175 000.000.000.000 - 192.168.192.168 - 255.255.255.255 SUBNET MASK 000.000.000.000 - 255.255.255.000 - 255.255.255.255 DEFAULT GATEWAY 000.000.000.000 - 255.255.255.255...

  • Page 162

    2. Select a menu. Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to select a desired menu. 3. Set the menu. Press the Menu r button to set the selected menu. The first item appears on the LCD panel. 4.

  • Page 163: Details Of Menu Mode

    Details of Menu mode PRINTER SETUP This menu contains the following items. ROLL PAPER COUNTER You can get a message when there is not much paper left, by setting the roll alert. When using roll paper, enter the length of roll paper set in the printer and the alert value.

  • Page 164: Code Page, Page Line

    PAGE LINE You can select whether to print the page line (line along which to cut off) on roll paper. Select ON if you want to print the page line, or OFF otherwise. This operation changes according to the Auto Cut settings. Paper Source Print Page Line Printer’s Operation...

  • Page 165: Roll Paper Margin

    Enhanced Matte Paper 15 mm 3 mm Premium Luster Photo Paper (260) Premium Glossy Photo Paper (170) Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (170) Epson Proofing Paper White Semimatte Epson Proofing Paper Publication Textured Fine Art Paper Plain Paper Tracing Paper Singleweight Matte Paper...

  • Page 166

    When the same data is printed with a 3 mm margin and a 15 mm margin and compared, you may notice that part of the right side of the 15 mm margin image is not printed. Bottom 15 mm Area to be Clipped Printable area Roll paper...

  • Page 167

    Note: ❏ Do not select ON if you are using non-Epson special media, or if the width of paper you are using is less than 210 mm. ❏ This setting is available only when you select ON for AUTO CLEANING.

  • Page 168

    INITIALIZE SETTINGS You can return all setting values you have made in the PRINTER SETUP to their factory set value. TEST PRINT This menu contains the following items. NOZZLE CHECK You can print a print head nozzle check pattern for each ink cartridge.

  • Page 169

    PRINTER STATUS This menu contains the following items. VERSION You can see the firmware version. PRINTABLE PAGES You can see the number of pages printable for each ink cartridge. INK LEVEL You can see the amount of ink left in each ink cartridge. E ✽✽✽✽✽...

  • Page 170

    MAINTENANCE TANK You can see the free capacity of the Maintenance tank. E ✽✽✽✽✽ F (100-81%) E ✽✽✽✽ (80-61%) E ✽✽✽ (60-41%) E ✽✽ (40-21%) E ✽ (20-11%) (less than 10%) (maintenance tank full) USAGE COUNT You can see the ink consumption in milliliters and paper consumption amount in centimeters.

  • Page 171

    SERVICE LIFE You can see the service life of each consumable. CUTTER You can see the cutter life. Note: Values displayed on the LCD panel are rough indications. CR MOTOR For maintenance service person only PF MOTOR For maintenance service person only PRESSURE For maintenance service person only MOTOR...

  • Page 172: Platen Gap, Drying Time

    CUSTOM PAPER This menu contains the following items. To make the paper setting, see “Making the paper settings” on page 188. PAPER NUMBER When you select STANDARD, the printer determines the paper thickness automatically. You can also select No. X (X can be any number between 1 to 10) to register or recall the following settings you have made.

  • Page 173

    THICKNESS PATTERN You can print the paper thickness detection pattern. If you select STANDARD in PAPER NUMBER, the pattern is not printed. THICKNESS NUMBER Check the paper thickness detection pattern, and then enter the number for the print pattern with the smallest gap. CUT METHOD You can specify a cutting method: STANDARD, THIN PAPER, THICK PAPER, FAST, or THICK PAPER, SLOW.

  • Page 174

    This menu contains the following items. PAPER THICKNESS You can adjust the thickness of the paper to use. If you use Epson special media and its paper thickness is 0.2 mm or 1.2 mm, select STANDARD. If you use non-Epson special media, enter the paper thickness in the range of 0.1 to 1.5 mm.

  • Page 175

    ALIGNMENT You can correct any head misalignment to obtain optimum printing results. For details, see “Aligning the print head” on page 178. NETWORK SETUP This menu contains the following items. For detailed information about network settings, see the Administrator’s Guide. NETWORK SETUP You can configure the network setting of the printer.

  • Page 176: Checking The Print Head Nozzles

    INIT NETWORK SETTING You can return the network settings of the printer to the factory default value. Checking the print head nozzles To find out if the nozzles are delivering ink properly, you can print a nozzle check pattern. If the nozzles are not delivering ink properly, missing dots will be evident in the print pattern.

  • Page 177

    Nozzle check pattern examples: good head cleaning necessary If you find that any dots are missing from the test lines in the pattern, you need to clean the print heads. Press the Menu r button for more than 3 seconds or access the Head Cleaning utility software.

  • Page 178: Aligning The Print Head

    Aligning the print head To prevent deterioration of print quality caused by misalignment of the print head, align the print head before you start printing your data. You can align the print head either manually or automatically. Try the automatic print head alignment first. If the print head is still misaligned, try to perform the print head alignment manually.

  • Page 179

    9. Select AUTO and press the Menu r button. Then, press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to select BI-D 2-COLOR. 10. Press the Enter button, and the printer starts printing. After printing is complete, the head alignment starts automatically. If you are not satisfied with the result of the BI-D 2-COLOR alignment, press the Paper Source l button to return to the previous level, and then select BI-D ALL.

  • Page 180

    Ink dot size EPSON Stylus Pro 9450/7450 for Windows: Media Type Print Quality Quality Options (LEVEL) Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper Singleweight Matte Paper Doubleweight Matte Paper Enhanced Matte Paper Archival Matte Paper Premium Glossy Photo Paper (170) Premium Semigloss...

  • Page 181

    EPSON Stylus Pro 9450/7450 for Mac OS X: Media Type Automatic Advanced Settings (Print Quality) Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper Singleweight Matte Paper Doubleweight Matte Paper Enhanced Matte Paper Archival Matte Paper Premium Glossy Photo Paper (170) Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (170)

  • Page 182

    EPSON Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/7880/7880C for Windows: Media Type Print Quality Quality Options (LEVEL) Premium Luster Photo Paper (260) Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250) Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (250) Premium Glossy Photo Paper (170) Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (170) Premium Glossy Photo...

  • Page 183

    Enhanced Matte Paper Archival Matte Paper Plain Paper Plain Paper (line drawing) Tracing Paper * Print Quality A: Speed, B: Quality, C: Max Quality The Control Panel...

  • Page 184

    EPSON Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/7880/7880C for Mac OS X: Media Type Automatic Advanced Settings (Print Quality) Premium Luster Photo Paper (260) Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250) Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (250) Premium Glossy Photo Paper (170) Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (170)

  • Page 185

    Doubleweight Matte Paper Singleweight Matte Paper Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper Singleweight Matte Paper (line drawing) Enhanced Matte Paper Archival Matte Paper Plain Paper #1/#2** Plain Paper (line #1/#2** drawing) Tracing Paper * Print Quality A: Speed, B: (Medium), C: Quality, D: Draft, E: Normal, F: Fine, G: SuperFine, H: SuperPhoto ** When Super MicroWeave of the printer driver is selected, select #2.

  • Page 186

    Aligning the print head manually If you are not satisfied with the result of the automatic head alignment, you can perform the head alignment manually. To perform the head alignment manually, follow the steps below. 1. Press the Menu r button to enter Menu mode. 2.

  • Page 187

    EPSON Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/7880/7880C: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 EPSON Stylus Pro 9450/7450: 10. After printing is finished, the pattern number and current set number are displayed. Select the set that has the smallest gaps, and then press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to display the number for that set.

  • Page 188: Making The Paper Settings

    Making the paper settings You can register and recall your own paper settings for any media. The paper settings you can make are: ❏ Paper number ❏ Platen gap ❏ Thickness pattern ❏ Thickness number ❏ Cut method ❏ Paper feed adjustment ❏...

  • Page 189

    Paper Feed u button to select STANDARD or the number (No. 1 to No. 10) you want to register as the setting. If you use Epson special media, select STANDARD and then go to step 11. You do not need to make the paper thickness setting because STANDARD automatically determines the paper thickness.

  • Page 190

    Paper thickness test pattern example: smallest gap 11. Examine the printed pattern to determine which set of lines are aligned (showing the smallest gap), and note the corresponding number. 12. After the pattern is printed, THICKNESS NUMBER appears. Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to select the number noted in step 11, and then press the Enter button to save the selected value.

  • Page 191

    20. Select PAPER SUCTION, and then press the Menu r button. Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to select STANDARD, -1, -2, -3, or -4, and then press the Enter button. 21. Press the Paper Source l button. 22.

  • Page 192: Printing A Status Sheet, Setting The Alert Value Of The Paper

    Printing a status sheet While in Menu mode, you can print a status sheet to see the current default values. To print a status sheet, follow the steps below. 1. Make sure that paper is loaded in the printer. 2. Press the Menu r button to enter Menu mode. 3.

  • Page 193: Maintenance Mode, Maintenance Mode Setting Procedure

    3. Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to display ROLL PAPER COUNTER, and then press the Menu r button. 4. Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to select the length of the roll paper (between 5 and 99.5 m or 15 and 300 ft), and then press the Enter button.

  • Page 194

    1. Enter Maintenance mode. Make sure that the printer is turned off. While pressing and holding the Pause button, press the Power button to turn on the printer. 2. Select an item. Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to select a desired item.

  • Page 195: Maintenance Mode List

    Maintenance mode list Item First parameters Second parameters “HEX DUMP” on PRINT EXECUTE page 196 “LANGUAGE” on ENGLISH, FRENCH, page 197 ITALIAN, GERMAN, PORTUGUE, SPANISH, DUTCH “REMAINING PPR OFF, ROLL SETUP” on page 197 “UNIT” on page 198 METER, FEET/INCH “CUT PRESSURE”...

  • Page 196: Details Of Maintenance Mode Items

    “INK INFO MENU” on EPSON Stylus Pro MANUFACTURE, page 198 9880/9880C/7880/7880 COLOR, INK TYPE, INK CAPACITY, INK LEVEL, LIGHT LIGHT BLACK PRODUCTION DATE, VIVID LIGHT MAGENTA EXPIRATION DATE, INK LIGHT CYAN LIFE, INK AGE LIGHT BLACK MATTE BLACK (or PHOTO BLACK)

  • Page 197

    The print data in the print buffer is printed with 16-byte hex. data in the left column and corresponding ASCII characters in the right column. Note: If the last data is less than 16 bytes, it is not printed until you press the Pause button.

  • Page 198

    2. Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to select a suitable function. 3. Press the Enter button. UNIT You can select a unit of measurement to use to display length. To select a unit, follow the steps below. 1.

  • Page 199: Notes On Epson Special Media And Other Media, Using Epson Special Media

    Whenever possible, use gloves to handle media. Using Epson special media Epson provides special media that can enhance the usage and expressive power of the printing results. When using Epson special media, make sure the appropriate settings are made in the printer driver.

  • Page 200: Using Paper Other Than Epson Special Media

    Using paper other than Epson special media When you use paper other than Epson special media, or print using the RIP (Raster Images Processor), see the instructions included with the paper or RIP system, or contact your supplier for more information.

  • Page 201: Using Roll Paper, Attaching The Roll Paper To The Spindle

    Using Roll Paper Attaching the roll paper to the spindle When installing the roll paper onto the spindle, follow the steps below. 1. Slide the black movable flange off the end of the spindle. 2. When attaching roll paper with a 2-inch core, remove the gray attachments from the flanges.

  • Page 202

    When attaching roll paper with a 3-inch core, slide the gray attachments to the black and white ones, matching the four arrows. 3. Place the roll paper on a flat surface so that it does not unwind. Slide the roll paper onto the spindle and onto the white flange until it fixes into place.

  • Page 203: Removing The Roll Paper From The Spindle

    Removing the roll paper from the spindle To remove the roll paper from the spindle, follow the steps below. 1. Place the paper loaded spindle down on a flat surface. 2. Slide the black movable flange off the end of the spindle by tapping the same end of the spindle with your hand to loosen it.

  • Page 204: Attaching And Removing The Spindle From The Printer

    Attaching and removing the spindle from the printer To attach the paper loaded spindle to the printer, follow the steps below. When you remove the spindle from the printer, clear the roll paper from the paper insertion slot, then reverse the steps below.

  • Page 205

    Note: To mount the spindle correctly, match the color on the end of the spindle with the mounting bracket. 4. Lift the spindle again, then place it on the mounting brackets inside the printer. 5. Close the roll paper cover or see “Loading roll paper” on page 206 to load paper.

  • Page 206: Loading Roll Paper

    Loading roll paper To load roll paper, follow the steps below. Note: You may want to setup the paper basket before printing. See “Setting the Paper Basket” on page 237. 1. Open the roll paper cover. Make sure that the roll paper is attached to the printer properly.

  • Page 207

    4. Load the paper into the paper insertion slot. 5. Pull the paper down through the paper insertion slot so that it comes out below. Note: If the roll paper does not come out, follow the instructions below. Paper Handling...

  • Page 208

    ❏ Adjust the feed strength by pressing the Paper Feed buttons on the control panel. When using thick, heavy, or curled paper, press the Paper Feed u button to increase the power. When using thin or light paper, press the Paper Feed d button to decrease the power.

  • Page 209

    7. Set the paper lever to the secured position, and then close the roll paper cover. PRESS PAUSE BUTTON appears. 8. Press the Pause button. The print heads move and the paper feeds into the printing position automatically. READY appears on the LCD panel. Note: Even if you do not press the Pause button, the print heads move...

  • Page 210: Using The Roll Paper Belt

    Caution: Do not leave the paper in the printer for a long period of time; its quality will deteriorate. We recommend that you remove the paper from the printer after printing. Using the roll paper belt The roll paper belt is packed with the optional 2/3 inch Dual Roll Feed Spindle.

  • Page 211: Cutting The Roll Paper Or Printing Page Lines

    Cutting the roll paper or printing page lines When your print job is finished, the printer cuts the roll paper automatically or prints page lines around the printed data according to your settings. You can make these settings using the control panel or printer software.

  • Page 212

    4. If necessary, adjust the cutting position by using the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button. 5. Cut the paper along the cutter guide using the manual cutter unit. 6. After cutting the paper, press the Pause button.

  • Page 213: Using The Auto Take-up Reel Unit

    See the Auto Take-up Reel Unit User’s Guide for information on installing the unit onto your printer. Note: ❏ Auto Take-up Reel Unit is designed for EPSON Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/9450 only. ❏ When using the Auto Take-up Reel Unit, be sure to set the Auto Cut setting to off (using the printer control panel or the printer driver).

  • Page 214: Control Box

    ❏ To use the paper guides packaged with the Auto Take-up Reel Unit, first remove the paper guides and holders packaged with the printer, as shown below. Then attach the paper guides packaged with the Auto Take-up Reel Unit, taking care to space them evenly. Control box The control box is located on the drive unit attached to the lower right side of the printer.

  • Page 215: Adjusting The Sensor

    Sensor light Indicates that the light detector is aligned with the light emitter. This means that the Auto Take-up Reel Unit is ready to wind your printout. Flashing Indicates that the light detector and light emitter are not aligned properly. See “Adjusting the sensor” on page 215 for details.

  • Page 216

    1. Loosen the knob on the light emitter. 2. Adjust the horizontal angle of the emitter so that the Sensor light turns on. 3. Holding the detector in position, retighten the knob. Paper Handling...

  • Page 217

    Loading roll paper onto the take-up reel core Warning: ❏ Turn off the Auto Take-up Reel Unit before loading paper. If the take-up reel unit operates unexpectedly, bodily injury may occur. ❏ Make sure the take-up reel unit is installed properly and securely.

  • Page 218

    Winding paper forward When you want paper wound onto the take-up reel core with the print on the outside, set the take-up reel unit to wind paper forward. Follow the steps below. 1. Attach the three paper guides packaged with the Auto Take-up Reel Unit, taking care to space them evenly.

  • Page 219

    5. Set the Auto switch on the control box to Off. 6. Tape the leading edge of the roll paper to the take-up reel core in three places. Paper Handling...

  • Page 220

    7. Press the Paper Feed d button to feed the paper forward and create a loop of slack. 8. Move and hold the Manual switch on the Auto Take-up Reel Unit to the Forward position, and take up at least one turn of paper on the take-up reel core.

  • Page 221

    Winding paper backward When you want the paper wound onto the take-up reel core with the print on the inside, set the take-up reel unit to wind paper backward. Follow the steps below. 1. Remove the paper guides from the printer. 2.

  • Page 222

    5. Set the Auto switch on the control box to Off. 6. Pull the bottom of the roll paper around the back of the reel core as shown below. Then tape the leading edge of the paper to the reel core in three places. Paper Handling...

  • Page 223

    7. Press the Paper Feed d button to feed the paper forward and create a loop of slack. 8. Move and hold the Manual switch on the Auto Take-up Reel Unit to the Backward position and take up at least one turn of paper on the take-up reel core.

  • Page 224

    Taking-up your prints When the Auto Take-up Reel Unit is installed, and the take up reel core is loaded with paper to take-up in the desired direction, you can use the unit to take up your prints. Warning: ❏ Do not touch the Auto Take-up Reel Unit while it is operating.

  • Page 225

    1. Press the Paper Source l button to select Roll Auto Cut Off 2. Set the direction of take-up with the Auto switch on the control box. To wind forward To wind backward 3. Send a print job to the printer. The printer starts printing. The Auto Take-up Reel Unit takes up the roll paper in the direction you set in step 2.

  • Page 226

    Removing paper after take-up After paper take-up, remove the take-up reel core as follows. 1. Turn off the Auto Take-up Reel Unit. Warning: Turn off the Auto Take-up Reel Unit before removing the take-up reel core. If the take-up reel unit operates unexpectedly, injury may occur.

  • Page 227

    4. Remove the take-up reel core from the flange knob on the movable unit. 5. Similarly, remove the take-up reel core from the flange knob on the drive unit. Paper Handling...

  • Page 228: Using Cut Sheet Media, Loading Cut Sheet Media

    Using Cut Sheet Media Loading cut sheet media To load cut sheet media longer than A3 or Legal, see the next section. To load A4, Letter or 8 × 10 inch cut sheet media, see “Loading cut sheet with a size of A4, Letter or 8 x 10 inches” on page 232.

  • Page 229

    3. Make sure that the Power light is not flashing, and then set the paper lever to the released position. LEVER RELEASED. LOAD PAPER appears on the LCD panel. Caution: Do not set the paper lever to the released position while the Power light is flashing;...

  • Page 230

    4. Load the sheet into the paper insertion slot until it comes out below. Make sure that the right and bottom edges of the sheet are straight and in line with the horizontal line and the vertical line. 5. Set the paper lever to the secured position. PRESS PAUSE BUTTON appears on the LCD panel.

  • Page 231

    6. Press the Pause button. The print heads move and the sheet feeds into the printing position automatically. READY appears on the LCD panel. Now the printer is ready to print. While the printer is printing, do not open the front cover. If the front cover is opened while printing is in progress, the printer stops printing, and then restarts printing when the front cover is closed.

  • Page 232

    Loading cut sheet with a size of A4, Letter or 8 x 10 inches To load cut sheet media with a size of A4, Letter or 8 × 10 inches, follow the steps below. Caution: As much as possible, keep your fingers off the printable surface of the media, as fingerprints may reduce printout quality.

  • Page 233

    Now the printer is ready to print. While the printer is printing, do not open the front cover. If the front cover is opened while printing is in progress, the printer stops printing, and then restarts printing when the front cover is closed. Stopping and restarting printing may reduce the print quality.

  • Page 234: Printing On Thick Paper (0.5 To 1.5 Mm)

    Printing on thick paper (0.5 to 1.5 mm) When you load thick cut sheets, such as cardboard, follow the steps below. Note: ❏ Do not load thick paper larger in size than B1 (728 × 1030 mm); otherwise, paper jams may occur. ❏...

  • Page 235

    5. Open the front cover. 6. Load the sheet into the paper insertion slot so that the bottom edge of the paper rests behind the open front cover. Make sure that the right and bottom edges of the sheet are straight and in line with the horizontal line and the vertical line.

  • Page 236

    7. Set the paper lever to the secured position, and then close the front cover. PRESS PAUSE BUTTON appears on the LCD panel. 8. Press the Pause button, and then follow the same procedure used for other cut sheet media. Caution: Do not leave the paper in the printer for a long period of time;...

  • Page 237: Setting The Paper Basket, For Epson Stylus Pro 9880/9880c/9450

    You can use the paper basket for both roll paper and cut sheet media. For EPSON Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/9450 When feeding paper forward (Roll Paper Banner [1580 mm or more]; thick [0.5 to 1.5 mm] cut sheet) Caution: ❏...

  • Page 238: When Feeding Paper Backward

    2. Put the lower shafts down in the forward position as shown, so that they rest on the floor. When feeding paper backward Note: ❏ When feeding roll paper larger than the B0 size backward, make sure that your printer has at least 30 cm (12 inches) of space to its rear. This prevents the printed paper edges from folding.

  • Page 239

    1. Take off the center shaft from the upper basket hooks to pass under the paper guides. 2. Pull the upper hooks out to their full length. Hook both ends of the center shaft on the upper basket hooks. Paper Handling...

  • Page 240

    3. Gently pinch the upper part of each paper guide and push it to the back position to allow the printout to come out properly. Paper Handling...

  • Page 241

    Note: For EPSON Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/9450 users, be sure to pull the paper guides to the forward position when using Enhanced Matte Paper or Doubleweight Matte Paper. 4. Make sure the lower shafts are in the upward position, and hook the basket rings on the upper basket hooks.

  • Page 242: For Epson Stylus Pro 7880/7880c/7450

    For EPSON Stylus Pro 7880/7880C/7450 When feeding paper forward When feeding paper forward, put the paper basket down in the forward position, as shown below. Note: Feed the paper forward if it is thick (0.5 to 1.5 mm) or its length is 914.4 mm or more.

  • Page 243

    When the paper basket is loosened, turn the following part to fix it. When feeding paper backward When feeding paper backward, follow the steps below. Note: ❏ You can feed the paper backward when its length is shorter than 914.4 mm; otherwise, feed the paper forward. ❏...

  • Page 244

    2. Turn the paper basket to the backward position, as shown below. Paper Handling...

  • Page 245: Replacing Ink Cartridges

    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. For detailed information on ink cartridges, see “Ink cartridges” on page 356. To check the product codes of ink cartridges, see “Consumable Products”...

  • Page 246

    2. Open the ink compartment cover by pushing it. 3. Raise the ink levers to the released position. Maintenance and Transportation...

  • Page 247

    4. Carefully pull the expended cartridge straight out of the printer. Warning: If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. Caution: Do not shake cartridges (that have been installed previously) with too much force.

  • Page 248

    Note: A protection system is provided to prevent improper cartridge insertion. If you cannot insert the ink cartridge smoothly, the type of cartridge may be incorrect. Check the package and product code. 6. Hold the ink cartridge with the arrow mark facing up and pointing to the rear of the printer, and then insert it into the slot.

  • Page 249

    7. Lower the ink lever to the secured position. 8. Close the ink compartment cover. The printer returns to the previous status. Maintenance and Transportation...

  • Page 250: Converting The Black Ink Cartridges

    Converting the Black Ink Cartridges You can change the black ink according to your purpose. You can choose either Matte Black or Photo Black. Caution: To avoid interrupting a black ink change, observe the following conditions: ❏ Do not turn off the printer. ❏...

  • Page 251

    To change the black ink, follow the steps below. 1. Make sure that READY appears on the LCD panel. 2. Press the Menu r button to enter Menu mode. 3. Press the Paper Feed d button or Paper Feed u button to select MAINTENANCE, and then press the Menu r button.

  • Page 252

    7. Make sure RAISE THE RIGHT INK LEVER appears on the LCD panel, and then raise the ink lever on the right ink compartment. 8. Make sure OPEN THE LEFT COVER appears on the LCD panel, and then open the left ink compartment cover. 9.

  • Page 253

    10. Make sure REMOVE ALL FOUR INK CARTRIDGES ON THE RIGHT SIDE appears on the LCD panel, and then remove all four ink cartridges from the right ink compartment. 11. Make sure INSTALL C/M/Y CONVERSION CARTRIDGES appears on the LCD panel, and then insert three conversion cartridges in the slots on the right ink compartment.

  • Page 254

    Note: If CONVERSION CRTG LIFE. REPLACE CONVERSION CRTG WITH A NEW ONE. appears on the LCD panel, press the Pause button. Remove the old conversion cartridge(s) from the right ink compartment, and then insert the new conversion cartridge(s). Finally, go to step 4 to start again. Maintenance and Transportation...

  • Page 255

    12. Make sure LOWER THE RIGHT INK LEVER appears on the LCD panel, and then lower the ink lever on the right ink compartment. 13. The printer starts draining ink, and DRAINING INK XX% appears on the LCD panel. Wait until draining is complete. Maintenance and Transportation...

  • Page 256

    14. When draining is complete, RAISE THE RIGHT INK LEVER appears on the LCD panel. Raise the ink lever on the right ink compartment. 15. Make sure REMOVE C/M/Y CONVERSION CARTRIDGES appears on the LCD panel, and then remove the conversion cartridges from the slots on the right ink compartment.

  • Page 257

    16. Make sure INSTALL ALL FOUR INK CARTRIDGES ON THE RIGHT SIDE appears on the LCD panel, and then insert the cartridges in their specified slots. 17. Make sure LOWER THE RIGHT INK LEVER appears on the LCD panel, and then lower the ink lever on the right ink compartment.

  • Page 258

    18. Make sure RAISE THE RIGHT INK LEVER appears on the LCD panel, and then raise the ink lever on the right ink compartment. Make sure RAISE THE LEFT INK LEVER appears on the LCD panel, and then raise the ink lever on the left ink compartment. 19.

  • Page 259: Updating The Printer Driver Information

    Updating the printer driver information After the replacement operation, update the driver information using the steps below. For Windows Click the Main tab and make sure that the correct ink cartridge is displayed. If not, set the information manually by clicking the Utility tab and then the Printer and Option Information button.

  • Page 260: Replacing The Maintenance Tank

    2. Put your hand on the handle on the side of the printer, then gently pull the maintenance tank outward. Note: EPSON Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/9450 has two maintenance tanks. Make sure which maintenance tank is needed to be replaced with the message on the LCD panel.

  • Page 261: Replacing The Paper Cutter

    Replacing the Paper Cutter When the paper cutter does not cut cleanly, it may be blunt and require replacement. Warning: Be careful not to cut yourself while replacing the paper cutter. To check the product code of the Auto Cutter Spare Blade, see “Consumable Products”...

  • Page 262

    6. When the paper cutter holder stops at the replacement position, OPEN FRONT COVER TO SEE CUTTER REPLACEMENT LABEL appears. Open the front cover. 7. When SEE LABEL TO REPLACE CUTTER appears on the LCD panel, push in the side pin while turning the paper cutter cover to the right to open the casing.

  • Page 263

    Caution: ❏ Do not touch the circuit board attached to the print head when replacing the cutter blade. ❏ Be careful not to touch the parts highlighted below; otherwise, the printer may be damaged. 8. Slowly take your finger off the side pin. The paper cutter raises so it can be removed.

  • Page 264

    9. Carefully remove the old cutter from the printer. 10. Remove the new paper cutter from its package. 11. Make sure the spring coil is inside the cutter holder and if necessary, reinstall the coil. 12. Fully insert the new cutter into the paper cutter holder in the direction as shown below.

  • Page 265

    13. Push in the side pin while turning the paper cutter cover to the left to close the casing. 14. Make sure that CLOSE FRONT COVER is displayed, then close the front cover. The cutter holder moves to the home (far right) position.

  • Page 266: Attaching The Manual Cutter Unit

    Attaching the Manual Cutter Unit To attach the manual cutter unit, follow the steps below. Note: A manual cutter unit has either two or three holes on each side. The illustration used here is a manual cutter unit with three holes. The instructions are the same, except as noted.

  • Page 267

    3. Hold the cutter unit, and hook its left side to the left square hole on the platen. 4. Similarly, hook the other side to the right square hole on the platen. 5. Secure the cutter unit with the four screws you removed in step 2.

  • Page 268: Removing The Manual Cutter Unit

    Note: ❏ If your manual cutter unit has only two holes on each side, use the lower hole to secure the cutter unit with the screw. Keep the other two screws and do not lose them. ❏ If you are not using the cutter blade unit, fully slide it to the left so that it will not damage your print data.

  • Page 269: Cleaning The Printer

    Cleaning the Printer To keep your printer operation in its top condition, clean it thoroughly if it becomes soiled. Warning: Be careful not to touch the gears inside the printer. Caution: ❏ Never use alcohol or thinners to clean the printer; these chemicals can damage the components as well as the case.

  • Page 270

    1. Make sure the printer is turned off and all the lights are off, and then unplug the power cord. Leave the printer for a minute. Caution: Do not touch the following parts; otherwise, printouts may be soiled. Roller Ink absorption Print head guide 2.

  • Page 271

    If the back of the printout is soiled or if there is a serious problem of dirt on the inside of the printer, clean it using a soft, clean cloth dampened with mild detergent. Then, wipe the inside of the printer dry with a dry, soft cloth. Caution: Be careful not to touch the parts highlighted below;...

  • Page 272

    3. If some powdery paper dust is stuffed in the platen, use something like a toothpick to remove it. Close the front cover. 4. Remove the paper basket. Then clean away any dust or dirt around the leg assembly using a soft brush. 5.

  • Page 273: If You Have Not Used Your Printer For A Long Time

    If you have not used your printer for a long time If you have not used your printer for a long time, the print head nozzles may become clogged. Perform a nozzle check and clean the print head. To perform a nozzle check using the control panel, see “Checking the print head nozzles”...

  • Page 274: Transporting The Printer, Over A Long Distance

    Transporting the Printer Over a long distance If you need to transport your printer over a long distance, repack the printer using the original box and packing materials. To repack the printer, follow the steps below. Caution: Keep the printer horizontal when transporting it. Do not tilt or vibrate the printer;...

  • Page 275

    3. Raise the ink levers. You can choose whether to remove the ink cartridges. Regardless of your choice, you must keep the ink levers raised when transporting the printer; otherwise, ink may leak from the printer. 4. Make sure the print head is in the home (far right) position. 5.

  • Page 276

    Caution: Be careful not to touch the parts highlighted below; otherwise, the printer may be damaged. 6. Repack the printer using the original box and packing materials. Contact your dealer for assistance. See “Contacting Customer Support” on page 316. Maintenance and Transportation...

  • Page 277: Over A Short Distance

    Over a short distance When you need to move the printer a short distance, follow the steps below. 1. First turn off the printer and make sure the print heads are in the home (far right) position. If not, turn the printer back on, wait until the print heads move to the home position, then turn off the printer.

  • Page 278

    4. For Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/9450 users: Make sure that the casters at the base unit are locked. For Stylus Pro 7880/7880C/7450 users: Make sure that the casters at the base unit are locked, and that the stabilizer knobs of the base unit are extended to the floor. Note: Place the casters sideways and lock them so they will not move.

  • Page 279

    6. For Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/9450 users: Have four or more people lift the printer unit off of the base unit, using the eight hand grips shown below. The printer unit weighs approximately 90 kg (198 lb) and should be lifted carefully.

  • Page 280

    for Stylus Pro 7880/7880C/7450 7. Move the printer horizontally. When you set up the printer and perform a nozzle check and realign the print heads after transporting, see “Setting up the printer after transporting it” on page 283. Maintenance and Transportation...

  • Page 281

    To move the printer using casters When you want to transport the printer a very short distance such as within the same room, you can slide the printer on its casters. Caution: Do not slide the printer on angled or uneven surfaces. 1.

  • Page 282

    3. For Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/9450 users: Release the front casters. For Stylus Pro 7880/7880C/7450 users: Release the front casters and retract the stabilizer knobs. 4. Move the printer to the place of use carefully. Relock the casters and extend the stabilizer knobs after moving. Maintenance and Transportation...

  • Page 283: Setting Up The Printer After Transporting It

    ❏ The first time you start printing after transporting the printer, or if you have not turned on the printer for a long time, the print head nozzles may be clogged. Epson recommends that you perform a nozzle check and clean the print head, and also realign the print head to ensure print quality.

  • Page 284: Troubleshooting, Printer Stops Printing Unexpectedly

    Chapter 7 Problem Solver Troubleshooting Printer stops printing unexpectedly Head cleaning, ink charging, or ink drying is in progress During head cleaning, ink charging, or ink drying, CLEANING PLEASE WAIT, CHARGING INK, or INK DRYING appears on the LCD panel respectively. Wait until the printer resumes printing. An error has occurred Many common printer problems and their solutions can be identified by the messages on the LCD panel.

  • Page 285: Error Messages

    Error messages Message Description What to do UNABLE TO PRINT An error may be End the TEST PRINT occurring when you try menu first, and then MAKE SURE PAPER to print patterns such as solve the error IS LOADED nozzle check or head displayed on the LCD alignment.

  • Page 286

    CLEANING ERROR The nozzles are still Run the Head Cleaning clogged. utility. For Windows, see PRESS PAUSE “Using the Printer BUTTON Utilities” on page 31. For Mac OS X, see “Using Printer Utilities” on page SENSOR ERROR The loaded paper does Match the loaded not match the paper paper with the paper...

  • Page 287

    PAPER CUT ERROR Paper is not cut correctly Release the paper when Roll Auto Cut On lever, and then remove REMOVE UNCUT is selected. the uncut paper. PAPER Finally, set the paper lever to the secured position. The paper cutter may not be installed correctly.

  • Page 288

    “Updating the printer driver information” on page 259. If you want to continue printing, press the Pause button. A non-Epson genuine ink Press the Pause button cartridge is installed. for 3 seconds to cancel printing. If you want to continue printing, press the Pause button.

  • Page 289

    Products” on page 363. INK CARTRIDGE Non-genuine ink Replace the ink PLEASE USE cartridge is installed. cartridge with a GENUINE EPSON genuine Epson ink INK CARTRIDGES cartridge. See “Replacing Ink Cartridges” on page 245 and “Consumable Products” on page 363. INK CARTRIDGE...

  • Page 290

    INK CARTRIDGE An ink cartridge with the Remove the ink ERROR wrong product code is cartridge, and then installed. install an ink cartridge CHECK with the correct CARTRIDGE product code. See “Consumable Products” on page 363. The wrong Black ink Remove the Black ink cartridge (either Matte cartridge, and then...

  • Page 291

    MAINT TANK FULL The left side Replace the left side maintenance tank is full. maintenance tank with REPLACE THE LEFT a new one. See SIDE “Replacing the MAINTENANCE Maintenance Tank” on TANK page 260. MAINT TANK FULL The right side Replace the right side maintenance tank is full.

  • Page 292

    LEVER RELEASED The paper is not loaded. Load the paper. LOAD PAPER LEVER RELEASED The paper lever is in the Move the paper lever released position. to the secured position. LOWER THE PAPER SET LEVER INK CARTRIDGE The ink lever is raised, but Install the ink cartridge, no ink cartridge is and then lower the ink...

  • Page 293

    CARRIAGE The print head is locked. Remove the metal LOCKED plate on the left side of the print head to RELEASE THE release the print head. CARRIAGE LOCK PRINTER ERROR An error has occurred. Restart the printer by pressing the Power RESTART THE button.

  • Page 294: The Printer Does Not Turn On Or Stay On

    The printer does not turn on or stay on When the Pause light does not come on and mechanism initialization does not start even when the Power button is pressed to turn on the printer, try the following solutions for the problem.

  • Page 295: The Printer Prints Nothing

    Your Epson printer is not selected as the default printer Install the printer driver if it is not installed yet, and follow the steps below to select your Epson printer as the default printer. For Windows XP 1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Printers and Faxes.

  • Page 296

    1. Click Start, click Control Panel, click Printers and Other Hardware, and then click Printers and Faxes. 2. Right-click EPSON Stylus Pro XXXX, then select Properties. 3. Click the Ports tab. 4. Make sure that your printer port is selected.

  • Page 297: Printouts Are Not What You Expected

    For Windows 2000 1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then select Printers. 2. Right-click EPSON Stylus Pro XXXX, then select Properties. 3. Click the Ports tab. 4. Make sure that your printer port is selected. The printer sounds like it is printing, but nothing prints Try one or more of these solutions: ❏...

  • Page 298

    Incorrect margins Try one or more of these solutions: ❏ Check the margin settings in your application. ❏ Make sure the margins are within the printable area of the page. See “Printable area” on page 349. ❏ For Windows, check the Borderless check box in the Main menu.

  • Page 299

    Media Type setting in the Main menu. See the online help for more information. For Mac OS X, if you use Epson special media, check the Media Type setting in the Print Settings selected in the Print dialog. See the online help for more information.

  • Page 300: Print Quality Could Be Better

    For paper other than Epson’s, register and select paper thickness in Menu mode. Make sure it is correct for the paper you are using. See “Making the paper settings” on page 188. ❏ Set the PLATEN GAP to WIDE in the PRINTER SETTING of Menu mode.

  • Page 301

    Horizontal banding Try one or more of these solutions: ❏ For Windows, check the Media Type setting in the Main menu. Make sure it is correct for the paper you are using. See the online help for more information. For Mac OS X, check the Media Type setting in the Print Settings selected in the Print dialog.

  • Page 302

    Vertical misalignment or banding Try one or more of these solutions: ❏ For Windows, turn off the High Speed setting in the Quality Options dialog box. See the online help for more information. For Mac OS X, turn off the High Speed setting in the Print Settings selected in the Print dialog.

  • Page 303

    Faint printout or gaps Try one or more of these solutions: ❏ Make sure that the ink cartridges do not exceed the expiry date. The expiry date is labeled on the outside of the ink cartridge. ❏ For Windows, check the Media Type setting in the Main menu.

  • Page 304

    Blurry or smeared printout Try one or more of these solutions: ❏ For Windows, check the Media Type setting in the Main menu. Make sure it is correct for the paper you are using. See the online help for more information. For Mac OS X, check the Media Type setting in the Print Settings selected in the Print dialog.

  • Page 305: Color Documents Print In Black Only, Printing Could Be Faster

    Color documents print in black only Try one or more of these solutions: ❏ Make sure the color data settings in your application are correct. ❏ For Windows, make sure Color or Color/B&W Photo is set in the Main menu. See the online help for more information. For Mac OS X, make sure Color or Color/B&W Photo is set in the Print Settings selected in the Print dialog.

  • Page 306: Roll Paper Cannot Be Cut

    See “Replacing the Paper Cutter” on page 261. Note: If you use roll paper other than Epson special media, see the user documentation included with the paper, or contact your supplier. Problem Solver...

  • Page 307: Paper Feed Or Paper Jam Problems Occur Frequently

    Paper feed or paper jam problems occur frequently Try one or more of these solutions: ❏ Before loading paper and guiding it through the paper insertion slot, adjust paper suction. To adjust the paper suction using the printer driver, see the online help for more information To adjust the paper suction using the control panel, see “CUSTOM PAPER”...

  • Page 308: Roll Paper Does Not Eject Properly

    You can change the platen gap setting in the PRINTER SETUP of Menu mode. See “PLATEN GAP” on page 163. ❏ For non-Epson special media, check the paper type selected in the CUSTOM PAPER of Menu mode. See “Making the paper settings”...

  • Page 309: When Feeding Paper Forward

    Note: There are two paper guides for EPSON Stylus Pro 7880/7880C/7450 and five for EPSON Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/9450. When feeding paper forward Attach the paper guides to the printer so they rest on the front of the paper basket. Problem Solver...

  • Page 310: When Feeding Paper Backward

    When feeding paper backward Attach the paper guides to the printer so that they rest on the back of the paper basket. Problem Solver...

  • Page 311

    Then gently pinch the upper part of each paper guide and push it to the back position to allow the printout to come out properly. Problem Solver...

  • Page 312: Clearing Paper Jams

    Clearing paper jams To remove jammed paper, follow these steps: 1. If roll paper is jammed, cut the paper at the paper insertion slot. 2. Set the paper lever to the released position to release the paper. Problem Solver...

  • Page 313

    3. Open the front cover if necessary. 4. Carefully pull down the jammed paper. Caution: ❏ Do not touch the circuit board attached to the printer head when handling the jammed paper. ❏ Be careful not to touch the parts highlighted below; otherwise, the printer may be damaged.

  • Page 314

    5. Close the front cover, if necessary, then press the Power button to turn the printer off and back on. 6. Make sure that the Paper check light is on and PAPER OUT. LOAD PAPER is displayed on the LCD panel. To load the paper, see “Using Roll Paper”...

  • Page 315: Troubleshooting On The Optional Auto Take-up Reel Unit

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

  • Page 316: Contacting Customer Support

    Contacting Customer Support Before Contacting Epson If your Epson product is not operating properly and you cannot solve the problem using the troubleshooting information in your product documentation, contact customer support services for assistance. If customer support for your area is not listed below, contact the dealer where you purchased your product.

  • Page 317

    Dial: (562) 276-1300 (U.S.), or (905) 709-9475 (Canada), 6 am to 6 pm, Pacific Time, Monday through Friday. Toll or long distance charges may apply. Before you call Epson for support, please have the following information ready: ❏ Product name ❏...

  • Page 318

    Epson contact points, new product information and technical support (e-mail). 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 installing, configuring and operating your Epson product.

  • Page 319

    Information on product specifications, drivers for download, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Sales Enquiries, and Technical Support via e-mail are available. Epson HelpDesk (Phone: (65) 6586 3111) Our HelpDesk team can help you with the following over the phone: ❏ Sales enquiries and product information ❏...

  • Page 320: Technical Support

    Hochiminh City Vietnam Help for Users in Indonesia Contacts for information, support, and services are: New :For all products World Wide Web (http://www.epson.co.id) ❏ Information on product specifications, drivers for download ❏ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Sales Enquiries, questions through e-mail Epson Hotline ❏...

  • Page 321

    Bandung Lippo Center 6th floor Jl. Gatot Subroto No.2 Bandung Phone/Fax: (62) 22-7303766 Surabaya Hitech Mall lt IIB No. 12 Jl. Kusuma Bangsa 116 – 118 Surabaya Phone: (62) 31-5355035 Fax: (62)31-5477837 Yogyakarta Hotel Natour Garuda Jl. Malioboro No. 60 Yogyakarta Phone: (62) 274-565478 Medan...

  • Page 322: Product Information

    New :For All products users are welcome to contact Epson Hong Kong Limited. Internet Home Page Epson Hong Kong has established a local home page in both Chinese and English on the Internet to provide users with the following information: ❏...

  • Page 323

    Contacts for information, support, and services are: New :For All products World Wide Web (http://www.epson.com.my) ❏ Information on product specifications, drivers for download ❏ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Sales Enquiries, questions through e-mail Epson Trading (M) Sdn. Bhd. Head Office. Phone: 603-56288288 Fax: 603-56288388/399 Epson Helpdesk ❏...

  • Page 324: Help For Users In India

    Contacts for information, support, and services are: New :For all products World Wide Web (http://www.epson.co.in) Information on product specifications, drivers for download, and products enquiry are available. Epson India Head Office - Bangalore Phone: 080-30515000 Fax: 30515005 Epson India Regional Offices:...

  • Page 325

    Help for Users in the Philippines To obtain technical support as well as other after sales services, New :For All products users are welcome to contact the Epson Philippines Corporation at the telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address below: Phone:...

  • Page 326: Paper Information

    Paper Information Epson offers specially designed media for ink jet printers to meet most high-quality printing needs. Item Explanation Media name Describes the media name. Recommended Describes the recommended application for the application media. Size Describes the paper size for cut sheet media and the width for roll paper.

  • Page 327

    Item Explanation Media type of the Describes the Media Type of the printer driver. Be printer driver sure to match the media type you set in the printer driver and the paper loaded in the printer; otherwise, the print quality may decline. Auto Cut Describes whether Auto Cut is supported.

  • Page 328: Roll Paper

    Roll paper Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250) Recommended application Photograph / Contract Proof Size Borderless Thickness Core Spindle diameter tension 406 mm 16" 0.27 mm 3" Normal 610 mm 24" 914 mm 36" 1118 mm 44" ICC profile Media type of the printer driver Auto Photo Black Matte Black...

  • Page 329

    Premium Luster Photo Paper (260) Recommended application Photograph Size Borderless Thickness Core Spindle diameter tension 254 mm 10" 0.27 mm 3" Normal 300 mm 406 mm 16" 508 mm 20" Impossible 610 mm 24" 914 mm 36" 1118 mm 44" ICC profile Media type of the printer driver Auto...

  • Page 330

    Photo Paper Gloss 250 Recommended application Photograph Size Borderless Thickness Core Spindle diameter tension 432 mm 17" 0.25 mm 3" Normal 610 mm 24" 914 mm 36" 1118 mm 44" ICC profile Media type of the printer driver Auto Photo Black Matte Black Photo Photo Paper Gloss 250...

  • Page 331

    Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (170) Recommended application Photograph / Contract Proof Size Borderless Thickness Core Spindle diameter tension 420 mm (A2) Impossible 0.18 mm 2" Normal 610 mm 24" 914 mm 36" 1118 mm 44" ICC profile Media type of the printer driver Auto Photo Black Matte Black...

  • Page 332

    Singleweight Matte Paper Recommended application Indoor Signage / Proof Size Borderless Thickness Core Spindle diameter tension 432 mm 17" Possible 0.14 mm 2" Normal 610 mm 24" 914 mm 36" 1118 mm 44" ICC profile Media type of the printer driver Auto Photo Black Matte Black...

  • Page 333

    Epson Proofing Paper White Semimatte Recommended application Contract Proof Size Borderless Thickness Core Spindle diameter tension 329 mm 13" Possible 0.25 mm 3" Normal 432 mm 17" 610 mm 24" 914 mm 36" 1118 mm 44" ICC profile Media type of the printer driver...

  • Page 334

    Epson Proofing Paper Publication Recommended application Contract Proof Size Borderless Thickness Core Spindle diameter tension 329 mm 13" Possible 0.2 mm 3" Normal 432 mm 17" 610 mm 24" 914 mm 36" 1118 mm 44" ICC profile Media type of the printer driver...

  • Page 335

    Enhanced Matte Paper Recommended application Indoor Signage / Photograph/ Fine Art Reproduction / Proof Size Borderless Thickness Core Spindle diameter tension 432 mm 17" Possible 0.25 mm 3" Normal 610 mm 24" 914 mm 36" 1118 mm 44" ICC profile Media type of the printer driver Auto Photo Black...

  • Page 336

    Watercolor Paper - Radiant White Recommended application Photograph/ Fine Art Reproduction Size Borderless Thickness Core Spindle diameter tension 610 mm 24" Possible 0.29 mm 3" High 914 mm 36" 1118 mm 44" ICC profile Media type of the printer driver Auto Photo Black Matte Black...

  • Page 337

    Textured Fine Art Paper Recommended application Photograph/ Fine Art Reproduction Size Borderless Thickness Core Spindle diameter tension 432 mm 17" Possible 0.37 mm 3" High 610 mm 24" 914 mm 36" 1118 mm 44" ICC profile Media type of the printer driver Auto Photo Black Matte Black...

  • Page 338: Cut Sheets

    Cut sheets Premium Glossy Photo Paper Recommended application Photograph / Contract Proof Size Borderless Thickness Super A3/B Possible 0.27 mm ICC profile Media type of the printer driver Photo Black Matte Black Photo Paper Premium Glossy Photo Paper Pro9880_7880 PGPP.icc Premium Semigloss Photo Paper Recommended application Photograph / Contract Proof...

  • Page 339

    Premium Luster Photo Paper Recommended application Photograph / Contract Proof Size Borderless Thickness Super A3/B Possible 0.27 mm ICC profile Media type of the printer driver Photo Black Matte Black Photo Paper Premium Luster Photo Paper Pro9880_7880 PLPP.icc Singleweight Matte Paper Recommended application Indoor Signage / Proof Size...

  • Page 340

    Matte Black Matte Paper Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper Pro9880_7880 Pro9880_7880 PQIJP_PK.icc PQIJP_MK.icc Pro9450_7450 PQIJP.icc Epson Proofing Paper White Semimatte Recommended application Contract Proof Size Borderless Thickness Super A3/B Possible 0.25 mm ICC profile Media type of the printer driver...

  • Page 341

    Enhanced Matte Paper Recommended application Indoor Signage / Photograph / Fine Art Reproduction / Proof Size Borderless Thickness Super A3/B Possible 0.26 mm Impossible US C Possible ICC profile Media type of the printer driver Photo Black Matte Black Matte Paper Enhanced Matte Paper Pro9880_7880...

  • Page 342

    Watercolor Paper - Radiant White Recommended application Photograph / Fine Art Reproduction Size Borderless Thickness Super A3/B Possible 0.29 mm ICC profile Media type of the printer driver Photo Black Matte Black Fine Art Paper Watercolor Paper - Radiant White Pro9880_7880 Pro9880_7880 WCRW_PK.icc...

  • Page 343

    Velvet Fine Art Paper Recommended application Photograph / Fine Art Reproduction Size Borderless Thickness Super A3/B Possible 0.48 mm Impossible US C Possible ICC profile Media type of the printer driver Photo Black Matte Black Fine Art Paper Velvet Fine Art Paper Pro9880_7880 Pro9880_7880 VFAP_PK.icc...

  • Page 344

    Enhanced Matte-Poster Board Recommended application Indoor Signage / Fine Art Reproduction / Proof Size Borderless Thickness 24" × 30" Possible 1.3 mm 30" × 40" Impossible ICC profile Media type of the printer driver Photo Black Matte Black Others Enhanced Matte-Poster Board Pro9880_7880 Pro9880_7880...

  • Page 345: Technical Support Web Site

    Internet, access the site at: http://support.epson.net/index.htm?product=Stylus_Pro_7450 http://support.epson.net/index.htm?product=Stylus_Pro_7880 http://support.epson.net/index.htm?product=Stylus_Pro_7880C http://support.epson.net/index.htm?product=Stylus_Pro_9450 http://support.epson.net/index.htm?product=Stylus_Pro_9880 http://support.epson.net/index.htm?product=Stylus_Pro_9880C If you need the latest drivers, FAQ's, manuals, or other downloadables, access the site at: http://www.epson.com Then, select the support section of your local Epson Web site. Problem Solver...

  • Page 346: Printer Specifications, Printing

    Black, Light Light Black) × Color: 180 nozzles (Cyan, Vivid Magenta, Light Cyan, Vivid Light Magenta, Yellow) Character mode Character Pitch Printing Column 10 cpi* 237 (EPSON Stylus Pro 7880/7880C/7450) 437 (EPSON Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/9450) * characters per inch Product Information...

  • Page 347

    Raster graphic Horizontal Printable width Available dots mode resolution (EPSON Stylus 360 dpi* 617.6 mm 8,753 Pro 7880/ (24.31 inches) 7880C/7450) 720 dpi 617.6 mm 17,506 (24.31 inches) 1440 dpi 617.6 mm 35,013 (24.31 inches) 2880 dpi 617.6 mm 70,027 (24.31 inches)

  • Page 348

    Line spacing 1/6 inch or programmable in 1440 inch increments Paper feed speed 245 ± 10 mm seconds per 1/6 inch line 64 MB (EPSON Stylus Pro 7880/7880C/7450) 128 MB (EPSON Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/9450) Character tables PC 437 (US, Standard Europe)

  • Page 349: Printable Area

    Printable area Roll paper The minimum top margin is 3.0 mm (0.12") Cut sheets The minimum top margin is 3.0 mm (0.12") Roll paper The minimum left margin is 0.0 mm (0") Cut sheets The minimum left margin is 0.0 mm (0") Roll paper The minimum right margin is 0.0 mm (0") Cut sheets...

  • Page 350: Mechanical

    Paper feed method Friction Paper path Roll paper Cut sheets (manual insertion) Dimensions EPSON Stylus Pro 7880/7880C/7450 (without Stand): Width: 1178 mm (47.12 inches) Depth: 501 mm (20.04 inches) Height: 560 mm (22.4 inches) EPSON Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/9450: Width: 1702 mm (68.08 inches) Depth: 678 mm (27.12 inches)

  • Page 351: Electrical

    Input frequency range 49 to 61 Hz Rated current 1.0 - 0.5 A Power consumption EPSON Stylus Pro 7880/7880C/7450: Approx. 50 W EPSON Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/9450: Approx. 58 W 6 W or less in Sleep mode 1 W or less in Power off mode Note: Check the label on the back of the printer for voltage information.

  • Page 352: Environmental

    Environmental Temperature Operation 10 to 35°C (50 to 95°F) Print Quality 15 to 25°C (59 to 77°F) Guarantee Storage -20 to 40°C (-4 to 104°F) Humidity Operation 20 to 80% RH* Print Quality 40 to 60% RH* Guarantee Storage 20 to 85% RH** * Without condensation ** Stored in shipping container Operational conditions (temperature and humidity):...

  • Page 353: Standards And Approvals, Paper

    EN 61000-3-2 EN 61000-3-3 Paper Roll paper: 203 mm (8 inches) to 610 mm (24.4 inches) (W) × Size (Epson Stylus Pro 7880/ 45000 mm (1800 inches) (L) when internal diameter 7880C/7450) is 2 inches 203 mm (8 inches) to 610 mm (24.4 inches) (W) ×...

  • Page 354

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

  • Page 355: Paper Size

    × Super B0 (1118 1580 mm)* × 36 inches* × 24 inches × 20 inches × 14 inches × 10 inches × 90 cm × 60 cm × 40 cm * for EPSON Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/9450 use only. Product Information...

  • Page 356: Ink Cartridges

    Ink cartridges Colors EPSON Stylus Pro Matte Black 9450/7450 Cyan Magenta Yellow EPSON Stylus Pro Photo Black 9880/9880C/7880/ Matte Black 7880C Light Black Light Light Black Cyan Vivid Magenta Yellow Light Cyan Light Magenta Cartridge life 2 years from production date if unopened.

  • Page 357

    Weight 110 ml: Approx. 250 g (8.82 oz) 220 ml: Approx. 370 g (13.05 oz) Note: ❏ The ink cartridges packaged with your printer are partly used during initial setup. In order to produce high-quality prints, the print head in your printer will be fully charged with ink. This one-off process consumes a quantity of ink and therefore these cartridges print fewer pages compared to subsequent ink cartridges.

  • Page 358: System Requirements, To Use Your Printer With Windows

    Your computer should also meet the following system requirements: Operating system Windows Vista x64, Vista, XP x64, XP, 2000 Epson Stylus Pro 7880/7880C/7450: Pentium 4 1.6 GHz or higher processor Epson Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/9450: Pentium 4 1.8 GHz or higher processor...

  • Page 359: To Use Your Printer With Mac Os X

    To use your printer with Mac OS X Operating system PowerPC-based Macintosh computers running Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later Intel-based Macintosh computers with Rosetta Epson Stylus Pro 7880/7880C/7450: PowerPC G4 1.0GHz or higher processor Epson Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/9450: PowerPC G4 1.25GHz or higher processor Memory...

  • Page 360: Interface Specifications, Usb Interface, Ethernet Interface

    Interface Specifications Your printer is equipped with a USB interface and an Ethernet interface. USB interface The printer’s built-in USB interface is based on the standards specified in the Universal Serial Bus Specifications Revision 2.0, the Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 1.1, and the Universal Serial Bus Device Class Definition for Printing Devices Version 1.1.

  • Page 361: Options, Roll Paper Spindle

    Chapter 9 Options and Consumable Products Options The following options are available for use with your printer. Note: The availability of options and consumable products varies by location. Roll paper spindle To use optional spindles, see “Using Roll Paper” on page 201. 2/3 inch Dual Roll Feed Spindle C12C811151 (for Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/9450)

  • Page 362: Auto Take-up Reel Unit, Manual Cutter Unit

    Auto Take-Up Reel Unit This option is for Stylus Pro 9880/9880C/9450 only. This option takes up your printed roll paper documents automatically. The unit contains the Take-Up Reel Core, a drive unit and movable unit which are attached to the printer, and drafting tape.

  • Page 363: Consumable Products, Paper Cutter, Maintenance Tank, Ink Cartridges

    Consumable Products The following consumable products are available for use with your printer. Paper cutter If you notice the edge of the paper is not cut cleanly, you can replace the cutter blade. See “Replacing the Paper Cutter” on page 261.

  • Page 364

    EPSON Stylus Pro 9450/7450 ink cartridges Ink cartridge (Matte Black) 110 ml: T6118 220 ml: T6128 Ink cartridge (Cyan) 110 ml: T6112 220 ml: T6122 Ink cartridge (Magenta) 110 ml: T6113 220 ml: T6123 Ink cartridge (Yellow) 110 ml: T6114...

  • Page 365: Epson Special Media

    110 ml: T6029 220 ml: T6039, T6049 Epson Special Media Most plain paper works well in your printer. In addition, Epson offers specially designed media for ink jet printers to meet most high-quality printing needs. For detailed information, see “Paper Information”...

  • Page 366

    Glossary The following definitions apply specifically to printers. application A software program that helps you carry out a particular task, such as word processing or financial planning. ASCII American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A standardized coding system for assigning numerical codes to letters and symbols. banding The horizontal lines that sometimes appear when printing graphics.

  • Page 367

    ColorSync Macintosh software that is designed so you get WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) color output. This software prints colors as you see them on your screen. See characters per inch. default A value or setting that takes effect when the equipment is turned on, reset, or initialized.

  • Page 368

    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. ESC/P Raster A command language that gives you control of your printer from your computer.

  • Page 369

    interface The connection between the computer and the printer. A serial interface transmits data one bit at a time. interface cable The cable that connects between the computer and the printer. Liquid Crystal Display. Shows various messages according to status of the printer.

  • Page 370

    Photo Enhance The Epson software to change the shade of tone, to correct image data and to change the sharpness of the image data. port An interface channel through which data is transmitted between devices. printable area The area of a page on which the printer can print. It is smaller than the physical size of the page due to margins.

  • Page 371

    Red, green, and blue. These colors, in phosphors irradiated by the computer monitor's electron gun, are used to create the additive array of screen colors. SelecType settings Settings made using the printer’s control panel. In the SelecType mode, various printer settings that are not available using the printer driver, such as test print settings, can be made.

  • Page 372

    Dual roll feed spindle, 201 Notes for media, 199 Enlarge size printing, 99 Nozzle check pattern, 176 EPSON Printer Utility2, 42 EPSON special media, 199, 326, 365 EPSON StatusMonitor (Mac OS X), 55 EPSON Status Monitor 3 (Windows), Options, 361 Error indication, 284...

  • Page 373: Table Of Contents

    Page line, 212 Technical support, 316, 345 Pages per sheet printing, 108 Thick paper, 234 Paper basket, 237 Transport the printer, 274 Paper cutter, 261 Troubleshooting, 284 Paper Thickness, 188 Photo Enhance (Windows), 81 Poster printing with margins, 111 Uninstall (Mac OS X), 57 Printer utilities (Mac OS X), 53 Uninstall (Windows), 38 Printer utilities (Windows), 31...

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