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S30675
S50675
S70675
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    Epson SureColor ® ® S30675 S50675 S70675 User’s Guide...

  • Page 2: Copyrights And Trademarks

    Epson is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other printers. Neither Seiko Epson Corporation nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of this product or third parties for damages, losses, costs, or expenses incurred by the purchaser or third parties as a result of accident, misuse, or abuse of this product or unauthorized modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product, or (excluding the U.S.)

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Starting Epson LFP Remote Panel 2 ........

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    Using the Auto Take-up Reel Unit ..........92 Removing the Take-up Roll (Using the Standard Take-up Reel).

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    Ink Refresh............188 Long-Term Storage (Pre-Storage Maintenance) .

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    Contacting Epson Support........

  • Page 7: Chapter 1 Introduction

    Chapter 1 Introduction Important Safety Instructions Read all of these instructions before using the printer. Also be sure to follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer. When choosing a place for this product ❏ Place this product on a flat, stable surface that is larger than this product. This product will not operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle.

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    ❏ If you use an extension cord with this product, make sure the total ampere rating of the devices plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the cord’s ampere rating. Also, make sure the total ampere rating of all devices plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the wall outlet’s ampere rating.

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    ❏ The IC chip on this ink cartridge retains a variety of cartridge-related information, such as the ink cartridge status, so that the cartridge may be removed and reinserted freely. ❏ If you remove an ink cartridge for later use, protect the ink supply area from dirt and dust, and store it in the same environment as this product.

  • Page 10: Printer Parts

    Printer Parts Front Section - S50675 and S70675 Maintenance cover (left) Open this cover to clean the area around the print head. Normally closed when using the printer. See “Cleaning Around the Print Head (Daily)” on page 137. Additional print drying system The additional print drying system can be used to rapidly dry ink after printing.

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    Tensioner The tensioner maintains tension to prevent the media sagging as it is taken up. Roll core holder locking screw The locking screws keep the roll core holders in place once they have been attached to the roll core. There are two locking screws: one on the left and one on the right.

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    USB port Connects the USB cable. Maintenance cover (right) Open this cover when performing regular maintenance. Normally closed when using the printer. See “Cleaning Frequency” on page 129. Media loading lever After loading media, lower the media loading lever to keep the media in place. Raise the lever to release the media prior to removal.

  • Page 13: Front Section - S30675

    Front Section - S30675 1 Maintenance cover (left) Open this cover to clean the area around the print head. Normally closed when using the printer. See “Cleaning Around the Print Head (Daily)” on page 137. 2 After heater The heater can be used to rapidly dry ink after printing. See “Heating &...

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    7 Roll support Rest media temporarily on these supports when removing the take-up roll. There are two supports: one on the left and one on the right. 8 Auto switch Use this switch to select the auto take-up direction. Choose Off to disable auto take-up. 9 Manual switch Use this switch to select the manual take-up direction.

  • Page 15: Inside - S70675 And S50675

    23 Media loading lever After loading media, lower the media loading lever to keep the media in place. Raise the lever to release the media prior to removal. 24 Alert lamp This lamp lights or flashes when an error occurs. On/flashing : An error has occurred;...

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    Cutter groove Pass the blade of a cutter (not included) down this groove to cut media. Pressure rollers (high) There are ten rollers in total; the high pressure rollers are the two on the outside edges. They press down on the edges of the media when transparent or white film is used and during ink layering.

  • Page 17: Inside - S30675

    Inside - S30675 Dirt on any of the following parts may reduce print quality. Regularly clean or exchange these parts as described in the chapters listed in the reference sections below. 1 Print head The print head prints by moving left and right while emitting ink. We recommend that you clean the area around this unit at the end of each workday.

  • Page 18: Back

    7 Caps Except during printing, these caps cover the print head nozzles to prevent them from drying out. We recommend that the caps be cleaned at the end of each workday. See “Regular Cleaning” on page 137. 8 Wiper The wiper removes ink from the print head nozzles. We recommend that this unit be cleaned at the end of each workday. It is included in the maintenance kit and needs to be replaced about once every three months (or more often, depending on usage).

  • Page 19: Lan Port

    4 Epson LiftAssist lever If the media to be mounted on the roll holders seems heavy, use these levers to raise the media effortlessly to the level of the roll holders. There are two LiftAssist levers: one on the left and one on the right.

  • Page 20: Control Panel

    Data lamp Status lamp (green/red) Status On (red) The printer is connected using a 100base-TX connection. Flashing The printer is receiving data over a 100base-TX connection. Control Panel 1 P button (power button) Turns the power on and off. 2 P light (power light) The printer's operational status is indicated by a lit or flashing light.

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    3 M button (media setup button) Press this button to display the Media Setup menu, which contains such items as Media Remaining, Select Media, Customize Settings, and Print Media List. This button is disabled during printing. See “The Media Setup Menu” on page 203. 4 Display Displays the printer's status, menus, error messages, and so on.

  • Page 22: Understanding The Display

    button (heating and drying button) Pressing this button displays the Heating & Drying menu, where you can adjust the Heater Temperature. If the optional additional print drying system is attached, you can also adjust Additional Dryer settings. These options can be adjusted during printing.

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    2 Heater temperature From left to right, this display shows the temperature settings for the pre-heater, platen heater, and after heater. The thermometer icons give a rough indication of the current temperatures of the heaters. The heater has reached the selected temperature. The heater has not reached the selected temperature.

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    Ink is low. You need to prepare a new ink cartridge. The level of ink remaining has reached the limit; replace with a new cartridge. When using spot color inks, replace the ink cartridge promptly. If the old cartridge is not replaced, the print head or other parts may be damaged.

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    Status indicators The status of the waste ink bottle is shown as follows: No error. The indicator changes to show the amount of space available. The waste ink bottle is almost full. Ready a new waste ink bottle. The waste ink bottle is full. Replace with a new waste ink bottle. 7 Media rise detection status This is displayed by the S50675 only.

  • Page 26: Features

    Features This wide-format color ink jet printer supports roll media up to 1626 mm (64 inches) in width. The main features of this printer are described below. Realizing High Productivity Triple heaters The three heaters listed below support improved productivity and print quality. The pre-heater: Warms media before printing to protect the print area from sudden changes in temperature.

  • Page 27: High Print Quality

    High speed dryer available The high speed dryer (included with the S50675; optional with other models) can be used for increased drying performance and improved productivity. It is recommended when using the S70675 in 10 color mode, as the white and metallic silver inks are slow to dry. High Print Quality Smooth tone gradations, high-fidelity color reproduction The S70675 is equipped for light-colored inks (light black, light cyan and light magenta),...

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    Media rise detection The S50675 is equipped with a system for detecting media rise during printing. If the media rises during printing, printing will stop to prevent the media coming into contact with the print head. Stopping printing avoids printing errors and prevents waste of ink and media. Ease of maintenance Print quality can only be ensured through daily maintenance, and the design of this printer leaves plenty of space for maintenance.

  • Page 29: Notes On Usage And Storage

    Notes on Usage and Storage In this document, white and metallic silver ink are called “spot color ink.” Installation Space Make sure that you secure the following space, clear of any other objects, so that paper ejection and consumable replacement are not obstructed. For the external dimensions of the printer, see “Specifications”...

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    ❏ Avoid using the printer in locations with heat sources or locations that are exposed to direct drafts from ventilators or air conditioners. The print head nozzles could dry out and clog. ❏ Do not bend or tug the waste ink tube. Ink could spill inside or around the printer. ❏...

  • Page 31: Notes When Not Using The Printer

    Notes When Not Using the Printer If you are not using it, note the following points when storing the printer. If it is not stored correctly, you may not be able to print properly the next time it is used. Additional precautions are required for white and metallic silver inks.

  • Page 32: Handling Ink Cartridges

    Handling ink cartridges Note the following points when handling ink cartridges to maintain good print quality. Additional precautions are required for white and metallic silver inks. See “Spot Color Inks” on page 35. ❏ Extra ink is required to fully charge the print head nozzles the first time the printer is used;...

  • Page 33: Handling Media

    ❏ Use a cleaning stick from the supplied maintenance kit to wipe ink from the ink supply port of cartridges that have been removed from the printer before all the ink is used. Dried ink on the supply port may cause ink leaks when the cartridge is reinserted and used.

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    Notes on handling media ❏ Do not fold the media or damage the printable surface. ❏ Do not touch the printable surface. Moisture and oils from your hands can affect print quality. ❏ When handling media, hold it by both edges. We recommend wearing cotton gloves. ❏...

  • Page 35: Spot Color Inks

    Spot Color Inks Spot color inks may be sedimented (components settling to the bottom of the liquid) due to ink characteristics. Sedimentation triggers tint unevenness in printing results or clogged nozzles. Before using spot color inks, take note of the following cautions. ❏...

  • Page 36: Using The Supplied Software

    Install the Epson communications driver. The Epson communications driver is required if the Epson LFP Remote Panel 2 is to be used to copy media settings. It is not a printer driver. In addition, the software RIP may not display printer status if the Epson communications driver is not installed when the printer is connected to a computer via USB.

  • Page 37: Exiting Epson Lfp Remote Panel 2

    ❏ Enter the administrator password when prompted and then proceed with the remainder of the operation. ❏ Exit any other applications that may be running. This section describes how to uninstall Epson LFP Remote Panel 2 and the Epson communications driver. 1. Turn off the printer, and unplug the interface cable.

  • Page 38: Chapter 2 Basic Operations

    Chapter 2 Basic Operations Loading and Exchanging Media The process for loading media varies with the model of printer or type of media feeding unit used. Choose the method suited to your particular setup. Using the S70675 or S50675 Positioning of the pressure rollers depends on the printing type or media width. The media loading process varies based on the positioning of the pressure rollers.

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    Load media just before printing. The pressure rollers may crease media left in the printer. The media may also become wavy or curled, causing jams or resulting in the media coming into contact with the print head. Observe the following points when handling media: If the following points are not observed when handling media, small amounts of dust and lint may stick to the media surface and cause in ink drops in the print results.

  • Page 40: Positioning The Pressure Rollers And Media (s70675, S50675)

    Positioning the Pressure Rollers and Media (S70675, S50675) Pressure rollers must be set in the correct position to obtain good print results. Positioning of media There are square holes to indicate the pressure roller positions on the rear side of the printer.

  • Page 41: Loading Media - S70675/s50675

    Pressure roller types There are two types of pressure rollers. As shown below, the pressure roller to use depends on the type of printing. ❏ For normal printing, use low pressure rollers . Note that the quantity of rollers to use depends on the media width.

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    1. Turn on the printer and wait until Load media appears on the screen. Important: When spot color inks are installed, circulation will be performed automatically to prevent ink accumulating in the printer and causing clogs when the printer is not in use. Because turning the printer off prevents automatic circulation from being performed, leading to printer malfunction, we recommend that the printer not be turned off.

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    Important: If the right holder handle shaft is not visible, rotate the holder forward until it stops. The media can not be properly loaded if the handle shaft is not visible. 4. Place media on the roll support oriented according to how it is rolled (see below). Printable side out Printable side in 5.

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    See “Positioning the Pressure Rollers and Media (S70675, S50675)” on page 40. Note: If the label with black squares is not in place, affix the label as described in the Setup Guide. 6. Raise the lift lever on the left side of the printer to lift the media into position, then firmly insert the roll holder.

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    7. Tighten the roll holder screw until the screw no longer turns to fix the roll holder in place. 8. Raise the lift lever on the right side of the printer to lift the media into position, then firmly insert the roll holder. If the roll has an outer diameter of less than 140 mm (5.5 inches), lift it manually and place it on the roll holder.

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    9. To ensure the roll holder is inserted into the roll core sufficiently, push the center section on the side of the roll holder toward the roll end twice. Important: If the roll holder is inserted into the roll core insufficiently, media will not be fed correctly during printing because of slippage between the roll holder and roll core.

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    Important: If the roll holder screw is loose, the roll holder may move during printing. This could cause stripes and unevenness in the print results. 11. Rotate the handle until part A in the illustration below is fully inserted. Important: Once part A is hidden, do not turn the handle any further.

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    13. Insert the media approximately 30 cm (12 inches) into the opening, then lower the media loading lever. 14. Check that the edges of the media pass within the dimensions of the square that was adjusted in step 5. Example of media with a width of 64 inches: Important: Perform steps 13 to 5 in reverse order and repeat the loading process if the edges of the media are not within the square holes.

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    15. Hold the center of the media and raise the media loading lever. 16. Pull the media straight to the center of the after heater. ❏ Do not pull the media with both hands. This could cause the media to skew or move around.

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    Note: To avoid getting grease on your skin, do not touch the shaft (gray part in the figure) at the top of the roller. Normal printing ❏ Use low pressure rollers. Move the high pressure rollers right or left until they contact the ends.

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    18. When the media loading lever is lowered, the pressure rollers set at the black square labels secure the media. 19. Position the media holding plates at both sides of the media. Basic Operations...

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    While holding the tabs on both sides, move the plates to the edges of the media. Adjust so that both edges of the media are aligned to the center of the row of round holes in the plates. Important: ❏ Do not use the media holding plates with media that is more than 0.4 mm (0.02 inch) thick.

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    20. Close the front cover. When using the auto take-up reel, see “Using the Auto Take-up Reel Unit” on page 92. When not using the auto take-up reel, proceed to check the media and change settings. See “Viewing and Changing Media Settings” on page 85. Using the optional heavy roll media feeding unit This section uses the S70675 to illustrate how to load media when the optional heavy roll media feeding unit is installed.

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    Important: If the media holding plates are not moved out of the way, media insertion may fail or damage may occur to the edge of the media. Hold the tabs on the media holding plates and move the plates to the right and left sides of the platen.

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    4. Temporarily place media on the lifter oriented according to how it is rolled (see below) Printable side out Printable side in 5. Align the left and right edges of the media with the set positions according to the media. See “Positioning the Pressure Rollers and Media (S70675, S50675)”...

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    Raise or lower the lifter until the media roll core is level with the roll holders. 7. Fully insert the left roll holder. Next, tighten the roll holder screw until the screw no longer turns to fix the roll holder in place. Basic Operations...

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    8. Fully insert the right roll holder. 9. To ensure the roll holder is inserted into the roll core sufficiently, push the center section on the side of the roll holder towards the roll end twice. Important: If the roll holder is inserted into the roll core insufficiently, media is not fed correctly during printing because of slippage between the roll holder and roll core.

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    10. Tighten the roll holder screw until the screw no longer turns to fix the roll holder in place. Important: If the roll holder screw is loose, the roll holder may move during printing. This could cause stripes and unevenness in the print results. 11.

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    12. Rotate the handle until part A in the illustration below is fully inserted. Important: Once part A is hidden, do not turn the handle any further. Failure to observe this precaution could damage the roll holder. If part A is still visible even after the handle has been fully turned, rewind the handle. Loosen the roll holder screw on the right side, and then restart from step 8.

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    14. Insert the media approximately 30 cm (12 inches) into the opening, then lower the media loading lever. 15. Check that the edges of the media pass within the dimensions of the square that was adjusted in step 5. Example of setting media with a width of 64 inches: Important: Perform Steps 14 to 5 in reverse order and repeat the loading process if the edges of the media are not within the square holes.

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    16. Hold the center of the media and raise the media loading lever. 17. Pull the media straight to the center of the after heater. ❏ Do not pull the media with both hands. This could cause the media to skew or move around.

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    Note: To avoid getting grease on your skin, do not touch the shaft (gray part in the figure) at the top of the roller. Normal printing ❏ Use low pressure rollers. Move the high pressure rollers to the right or left until they contact the ends.

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    When transparent or white film is loaded or during ink layering ❏ Use high pressure rollers only. ❏ We recommend positioning the rollers within 10 mm (0.39 inch) from the left and right edges of the media. ❏ Position the low pressure rollers away from the black square labels. 19.

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    While holding the tabs on both sides, move the plates to the edges of the media. Adjust so that both edges of the media are aligned to the center of the round holes in the plates. Important: ❏ Do not use the media holding plates with media that is more than 0.4 mm (0.02 inch) thick.

  • Page 65: Loading Media - S30675

    21. Close the front cover. When using the auto take-up reel, see “Using the Auto Take-up Reel Unit” on page 92. When not using the auto take-up reel, proceed to check the media and change settings. See “Viewing and Changing Media Settings” on page 85. Loading Media - S30675 Follow the steps below when using the supplied media feeding unit.

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    Hold the tabs on the media holding plates and move the plates to the right and left sides of the platen. 3. Loosen the roll holder fixing screws sufficiently and adjust the roll holders so that the gap between the two is wider than the media. Center the roll supports between the roll holders.

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    5. Align the left edge of the media with the position on the label. If the label does not have the loading position, mark it on the label as instructed in the Setup Guide. 6. Raise the lift lever on the left side of the printer to lift the media into position, then firmly insert the roll holder.

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    7. Tighten the roll holder screw until the screw no longer turns to fix the roll holder in place. 8. Raise the lift lever on the right side of the printer to lift the media into position, then firmly insert the roll holder. If the roll has an outer diameter of less than 140 mm (5.5 inches), lift it manually and place it on the roll holder.

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    9. To ensure the roll holder is inserted into the roll core sufficiently, push the center section on the side of the roll holder towards the roll end twice. Important: If the roll holder is inserted into the roll core insufficiently, media will not feed correctly during printing because of slippage between the roll holder and roll core.

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    Important: If the roll holder screw is loose, the roll holder may move during printing. This could cause stripes and unevenness in the print results. 11. Rotate the handle until part A in the illustration below is fully inserted. Important: Once part A is hidden, do not turn the handle any further.

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    13. Insert the media approximately 30 cm (12 inches) into the opening, then lower the media loading lever. 14. Confirm that the left edge of the media passes over the center of the square in the label on the pre-heater. Basic Operations...

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    Important: Perform Steps 13 to 5 in reverse order and repeat the loading process if the left edge of the media is not within the guides. Do not attempt to reposition the roll holders while they are inserted in the media. 15.

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    ❏ The labels on the after heater are not used when media is loaded. If it is adjusted too forcefully, the media may move around or become loose. 17. Lower the media loading lever to hold the media in place. 18.

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    While holding the tabs on both sides, move the plates to the edges of the media. Adjust so that the edges of the media are aligned to the center of the round holes in the plates. Important: ❏ Do not use the media holding plates with media that is more than 0.4 mm (0.02 inch) thick.

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    19. Close the front cover. When using the auto take-up reel, see “Using the Auto Take-up Reel Unit” on page 92. When not using the auto take-up reel, proceed to check the media and change settings. See “Viewing and Changing Media Settings” on page 85. Using the optional heavy roll media feeding unit This section describes how to load media when the optional heavy roll media feeding unit is installed.

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    Hold the tabs on the media holding plates and move the plates to the right and left sides of the platen. 3. Loosen the left and right roll holder fixing screws and adjust the roll holders so that the gap between the two is wider than the media. Important: If the right holder handle shaft is not visible, rotate the holder forward until it stops.

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    Move the lifter so that the left edge of the media matches the set position on the label. If the label does not have the loading position, mark it on the label as instructed in the Setup Guide. 5. Align the media and the roll holders. Raise or lower the lifter until the media roll core is level with the roll holders.

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    6. Fully insert the left roll holder. Next, tighten the roll holder screw until the screw no longer turns to fix the roll holder in place. 7. Fully insert the right roll holder. Basic Operations...

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    8. To ensure the roll holder is inserted into the roll core sufficiently, push the center section on the side of the roll holder towards the roll end twice. Important: If the roll holder is inserted into the roll core insufficiently, media will not feed correctly during printing because of slippage between the roll holder and roll core.

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    9. Tighten the roll holder screw until the screw no longer turns to fix the roll holder in place. Important: If the roll holder screw is loose, the roll holder may move during printing. This could cause stripes and unevenness in the print results. 10.

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    11. Rotate the handle until part A in the illustration below is fully inserted. Important: Once part A is hidden, do not turn the handle any further. Failure to observe this precaution could damage the roll holder. If part A is still visible even after the handle has been turned fully, rewind the handle. Loosen the roll holder screw on the right side, and then restart from Step 7.

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    13. Insert the media approximately 30 cm (12 inches) into the opening, then lower the media loading lever. 14. Confirm that the left edge of the media passes within the square in the label on the pre-heater. Important: Perform Steps 13 to 4 in reverse order and repeat the loading process if the left edge of the media is not within the guides.

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    15. Hold the center of the media and raise the media loading lever. 16. Pull the media straight to the center of the after heater. ❏ Do not pull the media with both hands. This could cause the media to skew or move around.

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    17. Lower the media loading lever to hold the media in place. 18. Position the media holding plates at both sides of the media. While holding the tabs on both sides, move the plates to the edges of the media. Adjust so that both edges of the media are aligned with the center of the round holes in the plates.

  • Page 85: Viewing And Changing Media Settings

    Important: ❏ Do not use the media holding plates with media that is more than 0.4 mm (0.02 inch) thick. The media holding plates could touch and damage the print head. ❏ Always position the plates so that the edges of the media are at the centers of the round holes.

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    On: The printer displays the amount of media remaining. Off: The printer does not display the amount of media remaining. When Remaining Setup is On, the printer will calculate the approximate amount of media remaining based on the length of the roll and the amount used for printing and display this information in the control panel.

  • Page 87: Replacing And Removing Media

    4. Press the y button to display the dialog shown in Step 2 and then press the y button again. 5. After confirming that the settings are correct, use the d/u buttons to select Keep Settings Above and press the Z button. 6.

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    The following section describes how to print the amount of media remaining. 1. Confirm that the printer is ready to print. 2. Press the M button, select Media Remaining in the menu, and press the Z button. 3. Select Print Remaining Length and press the Z button. 4.

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    Caution: The heaters and media holding plate may be hot; observe all necessary precautions. Failure to observe the necessary precautions could result in burns. When cutting media, be careful not to cut your fingers or hands with the cutter or other blades.

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    When the auto take-up reel unit is used, raise the tensioner. 3. Open the front cover, and move the media holding plates out of the way. Hold the tabs and move the plates to the right and left sides of the platen. 4.

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    When the auto take-up reel unit is used, proceed to Step 5. Otherwise, proceed to Step 5. Set the Auto switch to off. Take up the cut media completely by operating the Manual switch according to how the media is rolled. 6.

  • Page 92: Using The Auto Take-up Reel Unit

    Using the Auto Take-up Reel Unit The auto take-up reel unit automatically takes up media as it is printed, improving the efficiency of unmanned operation. The auto take-up reel unit for this printer can take up media in either of the following directions.

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    ❏ Attach media to the roll core using the paper tape supplied. Using the paper tape reduces take-up roll misalignment errors. When the tape has been completely used, purchase commercially available paper tape (that is not easily stretched or cut) with a width of 20 to 25 mm (about one inch).

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    Center the roll supports between the roll holders. 3. Align the right roll core holder with the right edge of the media and tighten the fixing screw. 4. Cut the left and right corners of the media edges as shown below. Basic Operations...

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    Cutting the media prevents feeding problems, such as the left and right corners of media being folded and caught at the start of take-up. This process also allows the media to stay centered on the core. 5. Insert the roll core onto the right holder. 6.

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    ❏ When using the standard roll media system, push the holder until part A shown in the illustration below is fully inserted, and tighten the screw. Important: Stop when part A is no longer visible. The take-up reel unit may not function as expected if the holder is inserted too far.

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    Important: Once part A is hidden, do not turn the handle any further. Failure to observe this precaution could damage the roll core holder. If part A is still visible even after the handle has been turned fully, rewind the handle. Then loosen the left roll core holder fixing screw and reattach the roll core.

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    3. Turn the paper tape over from the front of the roll core, and stick using adhesive tape. Important Attach the media to the take up roll core with the media in a taut state. If media is loose, it may move around during take-up.

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    5. Lower the tensioner until it slightly touches the paper tape. 6. Continue holding down the d button until both edges of the media reach the paper core and wrap around once or twice. Basic Operations...

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    7. Position the right and left tensioner media guides until they slightly touch the media. 8. When loading banner media, attach three counter weights to both ends of the tensioners. Basic Operations...

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    Important: ❏ Always attach three each on the left and right. Take-up will not be performed correctly if counterweights are added to one side only or the quantities are different on the left and right. ❏ For media other than banner media, always remove the counterweights before printing. Failure to do so may cause the print head to strike the media during printing.

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    Take up with the printed side facing in 1. Cut the paper tape approximately 60 cm (12 inches) in length, and paste it approximately in the center of the media using adhesive tape. 2. Hold down the u button until the tip of the tape reaches the center of the pipe. 3.

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    Important: Attach the media to the take up roll core with the media in a taut state. If media is loose, it may move around during take-up. 4. Flip the Auto switch to 5. Lower the tensioner until it slightly touches the paper tape. Basic Operations...

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    6. Continue holding down the d button until both edges of the media have wrapped around once or twice. 7. Position the right and left tensioner media guides until they slightly touch the media. Basic Operations...

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    8. When loading banner media, attach three counter weights to both ends of the tensioners. Basic Operations...

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    Important: ❏ Always attach three each on the left and right. Take-up will not be performed correctly if counterweights are added to one side only or the quantities are different on the left and right. ❏ For media other than banner media, always remove the counterweights before printing. Failure to do so may cause the print head to strike the media during printing.

  • Page 107: Removing The Take-up Roll (using The Standard Take-up Reel)

    Removing the Take-up Roll (Using the Standard Take-up Reel) The procedure for removing media varies depending on whether you are using the supplied auto take-up reel unit or the optional auto take-up reel unit for heavy media. Follow the steps below when using the supplied auto take-up reel unit. Caution: Because the media is heavy, it should not be carried by one person.

  • Page 108: Removing The Take-up Roll (using The Optional Heavy Roll Auto Take-up Reel)

    6. Loosen the right roll core holder fixing screw and remove the roll core holder from the roll. 7. Lower the roll onto the roll support. Removing the Take-up Roll (Using the Optional Heavy Roll Auto Take-up Reel) This section explains how to remove media from the take-up reel using a lifter. The following types of lifter can be used: ❏...

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    1. Cut the media and roll the cut end onto the take-up reel. See “Cutting media” on page 2. Insert the lifter between the media and the auto take-up reel unit and adjust the height to support the take-up roll. 3.

  • Page 110: Before Printing

    Before Printing To maintain print quality, perform the following inspection before starting work each day. ❏ Check the amount of ink remaining. If ink is expended during printing, printing can be resumed once the affected cartridge has been replaced. However, when replacing ink during a print job, you may see a difference in color depending on the drying conditions.

  • Page 111: Media Settings

    Media Settings Basic Setting Flow To use new media, configure its settings in advance according to the media characteristics. Media setting banks store the following: ❏ Setting Name ❏ Platen Gap ❏ Auto Media Adjust ❏ Media Adjust ❏ Heating & Drying ❏...

  • Page 112: Saving Media Settings

    The printer offers a total of 30 media setting banks. Follow the steps below to save media settings. Note: The media settings saved in the printer can be changed using EPSON LFP Remote Panel 2. For details, see the EPSON LFP Remote Panel 2 help. Choosing a Media Setting Bank 1.

  • Page 113: Auto Media Adjust

    Mistakes can be erased by pressing the l button to delete the previous character and move the cursor back one spot. 3. After entering the name, press the Z button. Auto Media Adjust When this menu is executed, the printer automatically reads adjustment patterns using the sensor while printing the patterns, and continuously performs Feed Adjustment and Head Alignment.

  • Page 114

    The approximate maximum length of the media required to print the test pattern is given below. The amount of media used varies with the printer model and the media system used. S70675, S50675 Standard roll media system Approx. 987 mm Heavy Roll Media System Approx.

  • Page 115

    You can set the temperatures of the pre-heater, platen heater, and after heater. Note: Adjust standard heater temperatures as follows: ❏ Set the heaters to the temperatures recommended in the documentation provided with the media, if available. ❏ Raise the temperature if the print results are blurred or smudged or the ink clots. Note, however, that raising the temperature too high can cause the media to shrink, wrinkle, or deteriorate.

  • Page 116: Media Adjust

    Media Adjust This menu is used to adjust media when Auto Media Adjust cannot be used or when reconfiguring media settings is required due to a change in printing conditions after saving the media settings. In this menu, perform Feed Adjustment and Head Alignment individually.

  • Page 117: Feed Adjustment

    Feed Adjustment This menu is used when banding (horizontal banding, tint unevenness, or stripes) is detected in printing results. This menu provides two modes: Auto and Manual. ❏ Auto: The printer reads adjustment patterns using the sensor while printing the patterns, and makes adjustment automatically.

  • Page 118

    4. Use the d/u buttons to select Customize Settings and press the Z button. 5. Use the d/u buttons to select the media number targeted for adjustment, and press the Z button. If a number with existing settings is selected, the existing settings are overwritten. 6.

  • Page 119

    Head Alignment You can perform the following three types of adjustments from this menu. ❏ Standard (Auto): The printer reads adjustment patterns using the sensor while printing the patterns, and makes adjustments automatically. ❏ Standard (Manual): Visually check the printed adjustment patterns, and specify the optimal adjustment values.

  • Page 120

    8. Use the d/u buttons to select either one of the following modes, and press the Z button. ❏ Standard (Auto): This mode automatically performs pattern printing and adjustment. When Ready is displayed on the control panel, adjustment is completed. ❏...

  • Page 121: Changing Settings During Printing

    11. When multiple check patterns have been printed, select the number per check pattern, and then press the Z button. The media setup menu will be displayed when you enter the pattern number for the last color. Changing Settings During Printing Heating &...

  • Page 122

    Note: The time needed for the heaters to reach the specified temperatures varies with the ambient temperature. Feed Adjustment 1. Press the button during printing. The current adjustment value is displayed. 2. Use the d/u buttons to change the current value. If the feed amount is too small, black bands (dark stripes) will appear;...

  • Page 123: Printable Area - S70675/s50675

    Note: If the setting is changed, the icon is displayed on the control panel screen as shown below. To clear this icon, carry out the following operations. ❏ Re-execute Auto Media Adjust or Feed Adjustment. ❏ Execute Restore Settings. Printable area - S70675/S50675 The printable area depends on whether low or high pressure rollers are used to set the media.

  • Page 124

    1 to 4 indicates the margins on all four sides. Margin Explanation Available Position Setting Range 1 Bottom This can be configured in a RIP. If the settings are outside the available range, they are 5 to 17 mm changed to 5 mm and 17 mm (0.2 to 0.7 inch) respectively to maintain media feeding (0.2 to 0.7 inch) accuracy.

  • Page 125

    Using high pressure rollers When high pressure rollers are used for transparent or white film or ink layering, the printable area is the area excluding the margins configured from the positioning of the pressure rollers. (See the gray area in the illustration below.) The arrow indicates the feed direction.

  • Page 126: Printable Area - S30675

    The configured margin and the actual print results may differ depending on the RIP being used. Contact the RIP manufacturer for more information. This may be available in the RIP depending on the software RIP being used. Contact the RIP manufacturer for more information.

  • Page 127

    When Media Size Check is set to Off, this is 1,626 mm (64 inches) regardless of the width of the loaded media. 1 to 4 indicates the margins on all four sides. Margin Explanation Available Position Setting Range 1 Bottom This can be configured in a RIP.

  • Page 128

    Note the following points when setting margins: Leave margins of 10 mm (0.4 inch) or more when using media holding plates. Narrower margins could result in printer printing over the plates. If the total of the print data width and set left and right margins exceeds the printable area, a portion of the data will not be printed.

  • Page 129: Chapter 3 Maintenance

    Chapter 3 Maintenance It is necessary to perform proper maintenance at appropriate frequency to maintain print quality. Failure to perform appropriate maintenance will shorten product life. Read this section and perform maintenance appropriately. This section comes with a check sheet so that you can tell at a glance when maintenance was last performed.

  • Page 130: Replacing Consumables Frequency

    When to perform Component to be cleaned At least once a day Around the print head If maintenance is not performed, ink See “Cleaning Around the Print Head (Daily)” on page 137. hardens and is difficult to remove. Around the caps (wiper (rubber part), caps, wiper cleaner, wiper rail) See “Cleaning Around the Caps (Daily)”...

  • Page 131: Other Maintenance Frequency

    Other Maintenance Frequency When to perform Procedure When the following message is displayed on the control Shaking ink cartridges (spot color) panel (displayed once every 24 hours): See “Shaking cartridges” on page 163. Remove and shake (MS/)WH ink cartridges. Daily (no message is displayed) Shaking ink cartridges (except for spot color) See “Shaking cartridges”...

  • Page 132: Preparing For Cleaning

    Preparing for Cleaning The following sections list the cleaning supplies you will need and describe how to use them. What You’ll Need Ready the following items before beginning cleaning and replacement: ❏ Protective goggles (not included) Protects your eyes from ink and ink cleaner. ❏...

  • Page 133

    Use when cleaning inside the printer. Lint-free and static-free materials are recommended. ❏ Grease kit Glove Grease tool Cleaning stick Secondary carriage rod grease When maintenance supplies are used up, you can purchase replacements from Epson. See “Options and Consumable Products” on page 234. Maintenance...

  • Page 134: Maintenance Precautions

    Maintenance Precautions Before handling ink cartridges, cleaning cartridges, ink cleaner, secondary carriage rod grease, or waste ink, read the Safety data sheet, available on the Epson website. Caution: ❏ Store ink cartridges, cleaning cartridges, ink cleaner, secondary carriage rod grease, or waste ink in a location out of reach of children.

  • Page 135: Moving The Print Head

    ❏ Do not get alcohol or water on the caps or the nozzle surface. Ink congeals when mixed with water or alcohol. ❏ Touch a metallic object before starting work to discharge any static electricity. Moving the Print Head This section describes how to position the print head for part cleaning. Important: Be sure to follow the steps below when positioning the print head.

  • Page 136: Using Ink Cleaner

    Note: The alarm sounds 10 minutes after the print head is moved (default setting). Press the Z button to continue the cleaning process. After 10 more minutes have passed, the alarm sounds again. Using Ink Cleaner Use ink cleaner to clean around the print head, around the caps, and the flushing pad only. Using ink cleaner on other parts of the printer could damage the product.

  • Page 137: Regular Cleaning

    Do not allow ink cleaner to drip from the cleaning stick. When dampening a clean-room wipe with ink cleaner, use cleaner poured into the cup. Important: ❏ Do not reuse ink cleaner. Using dirty ink cleaner will make staining worse. ❏...

  • Page 138

    2. After the print head moves to the left end of the printer, open the left maintenance cover. 3. Dampen a new cleaning stick with the ink cleaner. See “Using Ink Cleaner” on page 136. Important: ❏ Rinse the cleaning stick using ink cleaner for each step. ❏...

  • Page 139

    Right-hand print head on the S30675, S70675, and S50675: Left-hand print head on the S70675 and S50675: Ink tends to adhere to the areas indicated by the arrows, so be sure to wipe off any ink found. If any lint or dust is caught, hook it using the tip of a cleaning stick. 5.

  • Page 140

    Important: When applying ink cleaner, make sure you do not press too hard on the nozzles (parts indicated by shown below). Also, make sure you move the cleaning stick in one direction; do not move it back and forth. 6. Dampen a new clean-room wipe with the ink cleaner, then wipe away any dust and dirt on the front, back, and sides of the wiper blade.

  • Page 141

    Important: Do not move the cleaning wiper back and forth. Otherwise, the print head may be damaged. Before cleaning: After cleaning: Dried and adhered ink, lint, and dust are cleanly removed. If any ink, lint, or dust remain, repeat steps 6 and 7. Maintenance...

  • Page 142: Cleaning Around The Caps (daily)

    Important: If stains are wiped off while the surface of the print head remains dried, the print head may be damaged. If the surface is dried, return to Step 5 to apply ink cleaner. 8. Wipe stains off the cleaning wiper and store it in a location away from direct sunlight. 9.

  • Page 143

    4. Clean the front and back of the rubber on the wiper with a cleaning stick. For S70675 and S50675, clean the other wipers in the same way. Next, proceed to the cap cleaning procedure. Cleaning caps (daily) For the S70675 and S50675, clean both of the caps. Maintenance...

  • Page 144

    Important: Do not push strongly against the edges or the surrounding area of the cap, or touch the inner side of the cap with a cleaning stick or tweezers. The part may be deformed, and it may no longer be possible to perform capping correctly. 1.

  • Page 145

    2. Hold the cleaning stick flat and wipe the edges of all the caps. 3. Hold the cleaning stick in a perpendicular orientation, and wipe the outer areas of all the caps. If ink adheres as a film to the guide section in front of and behind the caps, and lint adheres to the inside of the cap, see the next section.

  • Page 146

    Additional cleaning around the caps (daily) Perform the following procedures depending on the amount of dirt. When you have finished, proceed to “Cleaning the wiper cleaner and wiper rail (daily)” on page 148. When ink adheres to the guide section 1.

  • Page 147

    If a film-like layer of adhered ink cannot be removed completely using a cleaning stick, remove it using tweezers. Maintenance...

  • Page 148

    When there is lint or dust in the cap Remove using the tip of the cleaning stick or tweezers. Cleaning the wiper cleaner and wiper rail (daily) 1. Press the Z button in the control panel and confirm that the wiper has moved to the back.

  • Page 149

    2. Grasp the wiper cleaner as shown and lift it from the printer. 3. Place the wiper cleaner face down, and check that no lint or dust has attached to the rear side. Otherwise, proceed to Step 5. Attached ink does not present any problems, however, if a film of ink has adhered around the part circled in the photo below, you should replace the wiper cleaner with a new one.

  • Page 150

    4. Remove lint or dust that has adhered to the bottom surface of the wiper cleaner using tweezers. 5. Dampen the cleaning stick with ink cleaner. See “Using Ink Cleaner” on page 136. 6. Wipe off any ink that has become attached to the top, right, and left sides of the wiper rail.

  • Page 151

    Right and left sides: 7. Attach the wiper cleaner. Place the wiper cleaner on the attachment point and press down until you hear a click. Maintenance...

  • Page 152: Cleaning The Entire Wiper And Attachment Point (daily)

    On the S70675 and S50675, clean the other wiper cleaner and wiper rail in the same way. 8. After cleaning, close the right maintenance cover and press the Z button. The menus will close when the print head returns to its normal position. To continue printing, perform a Nozzle Check.

  • Page 153

    4. Press the front and rear side of the rubber part of the wiper against the clean-room wiper, then wipe off any adhered ink clots, lint, and dust. If the wiper part has split off or is broken, we recommend replacing it with a new one. See “Replacing the Wiper and Wiper Cleaner”...

  • Page 154

    6. Using the cleaning stick, wipe off any ink that has hardened at the bottom of the wiper. 7. Wipe off any ink that has hardened at the wiper attachment point with the cleaning stick. 8. When you have finished cleaning, place the wiper on the attachment point and press it down until it clicks into place.

  • Page 155: Cleaning Inside The Printer (daily)

    For the S70675 and S50675, clean the other wiper cleaner and wiper rail in the same manner. Next, proceed to the cap cleaning procedure. See “Cleaning Around the Caps (Daily)” on page 142. Cleaning Inside the Printer (Daily) Lint, dust, and ink accumulate on the platen heater, pressure rollers, and media holding plates.

  • Page 156

    Cleaning inside the S70675 and S50675 Wipe while rotating the roller sections one by one. Important: Ensure the cloth does not touch the shaft above the rollers (gray area in the illustration) when wiping. Otherwise, grease will adhere to the cloth. If a stained cloth touches the roller, the roller is stained with grease.

  • Page 157

    Important: Do not press strongly on the rollers when wiping. This may detach the rollers. 6. Wipe lint, dust, and adhered ink using a brush or soft cloth that has been soaked in water and squeezed out. Carefully remove lint and dust stuck in the groove of the platen. Maintenance...

  • Page 158

    7. Wipe off the media holding plates using a soft cloth that has been soaked in water. Important: When media with glue has been used, wipe away glue using a diluted neutral detergent. If glue from the media adheres to the rear side of the plates, it may result in the print head striking during printing.

  • Page 159: Cleaning The Flushing Pad (daily)

    Wipe lint and dust with a brush or soft cloth that has been soaked in water and squeezed well. 9. After cleaning, close the front cover and left maintenance cover. Cleaning the Flushing Pad (Daily) If lint or dust adhere to the surface of the flushing pad, it may contact the print head and clog nozzles.

  • Page 160

    1. Position the print head for maintenance. See “Moving the Print Head” on page 135. 2. Dampen a new cleaning stick with ink cleaner. See “Using Ink Cleaner” on page 136. 3. Clean the top surface of the flushing pad. Wipe lint and dust with the tip of a cleaning stick.

  • Page 161: Cleaning The Sides Of The Auto Take-up Reel Unit (daily)

    Cleaning the Sides of the Auto Take-up Reel Unit (Daily) White powdered stains may have been created due to rubbing between the tensioner and side plate of the auto take-up reel unit. If stains are not removed, it causes a tensioner malfunction, and it may result in a take-up failure.

  • Page 162: Regular Cleaning Check Sheet

    Regular Cleaning Check Sheet When to perform Component to be cleaned Cleaned on date Daily (at the end of every workday) 1. Around the Print Head If maintenance is not performed, See “Cleaning Around the Print Head ink hardens and is difficult to (Daily)”...

  • Page 163: Replacing Consumables

    Replacing Consumables Replacing and Shaking Ink Cartridges Shaking cartridges As shown in the illustration, hold the cartridge horizontally and shake it in both directions about 5 cm (2 inches) 15 times in 5 seconds. For spot color inks and Orange Plus ink, when replacing the cartridges, shake them about 50 times in 15 seconds.

  • Page 164

    The following procedure explains how to replace an ink cartridge and a cleaning cartridge. Important: Epson recommends the use of genuine Epson Ink cartridges. Epson cannot guarantee the quality or reliability of non-genuine ink. The use of non-genuine ink may cause damage that is not covered by Epson’s warranties, and under certain circumstances, may cause erratic printer...

  • Page 165

    Hold the cartridge horizontally and shake it in both directions about 5 cm (2 inches) 15 times in 5 seconds. For spot color inks and Orange Plus ink, when replacing the cartridges, shake them about 50 times in 15 seconds. 4.

  • Page 166: Disposing Of Waste Ink

    For information on disposal of used ink cartridges, see “Disposal of Used Consumables” on page 179. Disposing of Waste Ink Be sure to replace the waste ink bottle when the following message is displayed in the control panel. ❏ Prepare empty waste ink bottle. ❏...

  • Page 167: Replacing The Waste Ink Bottle

    Replacing the waste ink bottle 1. Remove the waste ink bottle from the waste ink bottle holder. 2. Insert the waste ink tube into the mouth of the new waste ink bottle and place the waste ink bottle in the holder. Tightly seal the lid on the used waste ink bottle.

  • Page 168: Replacing The Wiper And Wiper Cleaner

    4. Check again to confirm that a fresh waste ink bottle is correctly placed and then press the Z button to reset the waste ink counter. Important: Be sure to confirm that the waste ink tube is inserted in the mouth of the waste ink bottle. Ink will spill onto the surrounding area if the tube is not inserted in the bottle.

  • Page 169

    Grasp the cleaner as shown and lift it from the printer. 4. Insert a new wiper cleaner. Maintenance...

  • Page 170

    Place it on the attachment point and press down until you hear a click. 5. Remove the wiper. Maintenance...

  • Page 171

    Holding the wiper by the attachment point, tilt it to the left and lift it out. 6. Insert the new wiper. Place it on the attachment point and press down until you hear a click. Users of the S70675 or S50675 will need to return to Step 2 and replace the remaining wiper.

  • Page 172: Replacing The Flushing Pad

    For disposal of used wipers and wiper cleaners, see “Disposal of Used Consumables” on page 179. Replacing the Flushing Pad Before starting this procedure, be sure to read “Maintenance Precautions” on page 134. 1. Position the print head for maintenance. See “Moving the Print Head” on page 135. 2.

  • Page 173

    Wait until ink stops dripping from the bottom of the flushing pad. Remove the pad and place it on the metal tray. Important: Leave the used flushing pad that has been removed on the metal tray until it is disposed of.

  • Page 174: Replacing The Media Holding Plates

    Insert the two hooks on the flushing pad into the slots as shown and press the tab down until the pad clicks into place. 5. Close the maintenance cover. Then close the setup menu. If the Z button is pressed once, the wiper moves to the inner side. If the Z button is pressed again, the print head returns to its normal position and the menu closes.

  • Page 175

    While holding the tabs of the media holding plate on both sides, move the plate to the left edge of the platen. Important: Be sure to remove the media holding plate from the left edge of the platen. If the plate is removed from the right edge, it will drop into the printer and cause a malfunction.

  • Page 176

    Important: If the media holding plate is inserted into the right edge, it will drop into the printer and cause a malfunction. When inserting the plate, check the following two points. ❏ Align the white line on the platen with the line on the media holding plate. Maintenance...

  • Page 177

    ❏ While pressing the tip of the metallic plate against the platen, attach the hooked sections to the front corner of the platen. 5. Check that two hooked sections at the rear of the media holding plate are securely applied as shown below and that they are attached with no gap between the plate and platen.

  • Page 178

    ❏ The latch at the rear of the tab is inserted in the front corner of the platen. Important: If both hooked sections are not positioned correctly, return to Step 3 to attach them again. Otherwise, the head may be damaged. 6.

  • Page 179: Disposal Of Used Consumables

    In such cases, submit the safety data sheet to the industrial waste disposal company. You can download the safety data sheet from the Epson website. See “Where To Get Help” on page 246. Maintenance...

  • Page 180: Consumable Replacement Check Sheet

    Consumable Replacement Check Sheet Use this page to track maintenance tasks. When to replace Component to be Cleaned on date replaced When a replacement message is 2. Waste ink bottle displayed on the control panel screen See “Disposing of Waste Ink” on page 166.

  • Page 181: Other Maintenance

    Other Maintenance Checking for Clogged Nozzles We recommend that you check the nozzles for clogs each time you print to ensure quality results. There are three ways to check for clogs. ❏ Auto Nozzle Check The printer automatically checks for clogs at specified intervals by scanning a test pattern with a sensor as it is being printed.

  • Page 182

    Depending on the width of the media used, you can save media by printing additional test patterns in the space beside an existing pattern: ❏ If the width is equal to or greater than 51 inches but less than 64 inches, up to three patterns can be printed (one on the left, one in the center, and one on the right).

  • Page 183: Head Cleaning

    3. Cut media as necessary, and inspect the nozzle patterns. Example of clean nozzles: The pattern contains no gaps. Example of clogged nozzles: Perform head cleaning if any segments are missing from the pattern. See “Head Cleaning” on page 183. Important: Always remove clogs from the nozzles of all colors before resuming use.

  • Page 184

    Head cleaning level Choose from three levels of head cleaning. Select Execute (Light) first. If the pattern still contains faint or missing segments after head cleaning has been performed once, try again using Execute (Medium) or Execute (Heavy). Auto maintenance options The printer features handy auto maintenance options for performing regular head cleaning at an interval selected as described below.

  • Page 185

    3. Choose the nozzles to be cleaned. All Nozzles Choose this option if all patterns in the printed nozzle check results contain faint or missing segments. If you select All Nozzles, proceed to Step 5. Selected Nozzles Choose this option if only some of the numbered patterns (nozzle arrays) in the printed nozzle check results contained faint or missing segments.

  • Page 186: Head Washing

    Head Washing If nozzle clogs cannot be cleared even after you have performed normal head cleaning several times and cleaned around the print head, perform Head Washing from the Maintenance menu. Check colors with faint or missing segments in the nozzle check pattern, and select the appropriate ones from the menu items below.

  • Page 187: Head Washing Procedure

    Product name Color mode Cartridges S70675 10 Color 9 Color 8 Color (unfixed) 8 Color (fixed) S50675 5C Mode 10 (5) 4C Mode 8 (4) S30675 Eight cartridges are required, excluding the two attached cartridges. The number enclosed in parentheses indicates the number of required cartridges when Head1 All Nozzles or Head2 All Nozzles is selected.

  • Page 188: Ink Refresh

    Follow the on-screen instructions to replace the cartridge. When Ready appears on the screen, head washing is complete. Print a nozzle pattern and inspect the results to determine whether the problem has been resolved. See “Printing nozzle check patterns” on page 182. Note: In the S70675 or S50675, if only one print head has a clogged nozzle that cannot be cleared by head washing, you can continue printing with the unclogged head using the Head Mode setting...

  • Page 189: Long-term Storage (pre-storage Maintenance)

    ❏ Tint unevenness of colors other than spot color: All (except MS/WH) or All (except 8 Color mode (S70675), 4C Mode (S50675), S30675 Select All Nozzles. Long-Term Storage (Pre-Storage Maintenance) If the printer will not be used for an extended period (and switched off), perform Pre-Storage Maint.

  • Page 190: Pre-storage Operations

    S50675 (4 color mode) Interval Cartridges Colors 3 weeks or more All Nozzles (All colors) S30675 Interval Cartridges Colors 1 month or more All Nozzles (All colors) Important: After performing Pre-Storage Maint. for spot color ink only, you must charge spot color ink if you want to change Pre-Storage Maint.

  • Page 191: Changing Color Mode (s70675 Only)

    When using spot color inks, you can select MS/WH (S70675: 10 Color mode), WH (S70675: 9 Color mode,S50675 5C Mode), or All Nozzles depending on the storage period. 4. Follow the instructions on the screen to replace the cartridge. Observe the following cautions when storing the printer and ink cartridges that were removed during use.

  • Page 192

    Changing from 10 Color mode ❏ When not using only the Metallic Silver for three months or more: Select 9 Color. One Cleaning cartridge is required. ❏ When not using both spot color inks for three months or more: Select 8 Color (Unfixed). Two Cleaning cartridges are required. Changing from 9 Color mode ❏...

  • Page 193

    Change Color Mode procedure Important: If the amount of remaining ink or cleaning fluid is insufficient, the function may not run. ❏ If is displayed on the level of ink cartridge, perform operations as soon as possible. This function cannot be performed if the error Ink Cartridge Expended is displayed.

  • Page 194: Applying Secondary Carriage Rod Grease

    Applying Secondary Carriage Rod Grease If Apply secondary carriage rod grease. See manual. is displayed on the screen of the control panel, grease using the grease kit supplied with the printer. ❏ In the illustration below (showing the S70675), the secondary carriage rod is rod A. Make sure you do not touch the B rod (main carriage rod) with the grease tools during this operation.

  • Page 195

    3. Hold the grease tool against the secondary carriage rod (rod A) so that the pad on the tool is placed firmly against the back of the rod, and then slide it smoothly twice from one end to the other and back again to wipe off stains on the rod. 4.

  • Page 196

    ❏ Apply the grease to the pad at the end of the grease tool. 7. Hold the grease tool against the secondary carriage rod and smoothly slide it twice from one end to the other and back again as shown in Step 3. 8.

  • Page 197: Parts That Are Periodically Replaced

    Part life varies with operating conditions. Base the decision to replace the part on the quality of the print results. Contact your dealer or Epson Support for information on replacing components. Component status can be printed by selecting Print Status Sheet in the setup menu. See “The Printer Status Menu”...

  • Page 198: Chapter 4 Using The Control Panel Menu

    Chapter 4 Using the Control Panel Menu Menu Operations The menus are used as shown below. Menu List The following items and parameters can be set and executed in the Menu. See the reference pages for more details on each item. Items or values marked with a superscript “1”...

  • Page 199

    Menu Item Parameter Media Setup Media Remaining See “The Media Setup Remaining Setup On, Off Menu” on page 203. Length 1.0 to 999.5 m (3 to 3000 ft) Remaining Alert 1 to 15 m (4 to 50 ft) Print Remaining Length Print Select Media RIP Settings, 1 to 30 (media setting bank number)

  • Page 200

    Menu Item Parameter Media Tension Media Suction 0 to 10 Head Movement Data Width, Printer Full Width Tension Measurement Periodically, Every page, Off Off, 2 to 8 Multi-Strike Printing Feed Speed Auto, Lv1, Lv2 Printable Side Out, Printable Side In Roll Type Restore Settings Yes, No...

  • Page 201

    Menu Item Parameter Nozzle Check Print Maintenance See “The Maintenance (The options available vary with the option selected for Media Print At Right Menu” on page 211. Size Check and the width of the media used.) Print At Center Print At Left Cleaning All Nozzles Execute (Light), Execute (Medium), Execute (Heavy)

  • Page 202

    Menu Item Parameter IP Address Setting Network Setup See “The Network Auto Setup Menu” on page 213. Panel IP: 000.000.000.000 – 255.255.255.255 SM: 000.000.000.000 – 255.255.255.255 DG: 000.000.000.000 – 255.255.255.255 Bonjour On, Off Print Status Sheet Print Restore Settings Yes, No Preference Date And Time MM/DD/YY HH:MM...

  • Page 203: Details Of The Menu

    Details of the Menu Items or values marked with a superscript “1” apply to the S70675 and S50675; items marked with a superscript “2” apply to the S50675; items marked with a superscript “3” apply to the S30670; items marked with a superscript “4” apply to the S70670. The Media Setup Menu The Media Setup menu can be accessed directly by pressing the M button.

  • Page 204: Customize Settings

    Customize Settings Item Explanation Current Settings To change the currently selected setting, select Current Settings. The customizable setting items vary depending on whether RIP Settings or a media setting bank number 1 to 30 is selected. RIP Settings When registering a new setting or customizing the registered setting, select RIP Settings or a media 1 to 30 (media setting setting bank number 1 to 30.

  • Page 205

    1 to 30 (media setting bank number) Item Parameter Explanation Setting Name Assign the media setting bank a name up to 22 half-size characters long. Using distinctive names makes it easier to select banks for use. Platen Gap Choose the platen gap (the distance between the print head and the media).

  • Page 206

    Item Parameter Explanation Heater Temperature Pre-heater/platen heater: The temperatures for the pre-, platen, and after heaters can each be 30 °C to 50 °C adjusted separately. (86 °F to 122 °F) After heater: 30 °C to 55 °C (86 °F to 131 °F) Drying Time Per Pass 0 to 10sec Select the time the print head pauses to allow drying after each pass.

  • Page 207

    Item Parameter Explanation Media Tension 0 to 40 Increase tension if creases appear in the media during printing. The higher the value, the greater the tension. Media Suction 0 to 10 When media is waved on the platen, increase the Media Suction. The higher the value, the greater the suction.

  • Page 208: The Printer Setup Menu

    Print Media List Parameter Explanation Print Print the contents of media setting banks 1 to 30. The Printer Setup Menu indicates default settings. Item Parameter Explanation Side Margin(Right) 3 to 25 mm (0.12 to Choose the width of the right margin when media is loaded in the 1.00 inch) printer.

  • Page 209

    Item Parameter Explanation Warning Options Choose whether the printer automatically detects (On) or does not automatically detect (Off), the media lifting during printing. If On is selected, the printer will stop when the media lifts to prevent a head strike. On is recommended if you will be performing other tasks and are unable to give the printer your full attention during printing.

  • Page 210

    Item Parameter Explanation Light Off/1 to 240 hours Choose the frequency with which the printer performs head cleaning for each level: never (Off) or after 1 to 240 hours. Periodical Cleaning will not Medium be performed while Off is selected. If a value between 1 and 240 hours is selected, auto head cleaning will be performed after the specified Heavy number of hours.

  • Page 211: The Maintenance Menu

    The Maintenance Menu The Maintenance menu can be accessed directly by pressing the # button. Item Parameter Explanation Nozzle Check Print A nozzle pattern will be printed. Inspect the pattern visually and perform head cleaning if you detect faint or missing colors. Print At Right See “Checking for Clogged Nozzles”...

  • Page 212: The Ink Level Menu

    Estimates do not account for ink used over the life of the cartridge for ink remaining in the cartridge after the replace cartridge signal. Some Epson printers have multiple tools for estimating cost or ink consumption and not all tools work the same way.

  • Page 213: The Printer Status Menu

    The Printer Status Menu These items track printer use and settings. Item Parameter Explanation Print Status Sheet Print Print a status sheet showing current printer settings, and the status of periodical replacement parts. Use this option to view a variety of information about the printer on a single sheet and help schedule the periodic replacement of parts.

  • Page 214: The Preference Menu

    The Preference Menu indicates default settings. Item Parameter Explanation Date And Time MM/DD/YY HH:MM Set the printer’s built-in clock. The time provided by the clock is used when printing logs and status sheets. Language Japanese Select the language used in the control panel display. English French Italian...

  • Page 215: Chapter 5 Problem Solver

    Cartridges” on page 163. ink cartridge. Remove and reinsert the replacement cartridge. If the message appears in the control panel again, contact your dealer or Epson support. See “Replacing and Shaking Ink Cartridges” on Ink Cartridge Error page 163. Ink cartridge cannot be detected.

  • Page 216

    If this message appears on the control panel again, contact your dealer or Epson Support. Print head is nearing end of The current print head is nearing the end of its service life. Contact your dealer or Epson service life.

  • Page 217: When A Maintenance Call/service Call Occurs

    AC inlet on the printer, and then reconnect. Turn on the printer again multiple times. If the same call for service is displayed on the LCD panel, contact Epson Support for assistance. Tell them the call for service code is "XXXX".

  • Page 218: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting You Cannot Print (Because the Printer Does Not Work) The printer does not turn on. Is the power cable plugged into the electrical outlet or the printer? Make sure the power cable is securely plugged into the printer. Is there any problem with the electrical outlet? Make sure your outlet works by connecting the power cable for another electric product.

  • Page 219: The Printer Sounds Like It Is Printing, But Nothing Prints

    The printer has an error. Confirm if errors have occurred in the printer by checking the lights and messages on the printer's control panel. See “Control Panel” on page 20 and “When a Message Is Displayed” on page 215. The Printer Sounds Like It Is Printing, But Nothing Prints The print head moves, but nothing prints.

  • Page 220: Prints Are Not What You Expected

    Are you using a genuine Epson ink cartridge? This printer is developed for use with Epson ink cartridges. If you use non-Epson ink cartridges, printouts may be faint, or the color of the printed image may be changed because the remaining ink level is not correctly detected. Be sure to use the correct ink cartridge.

  • Page 221

    Have you compared the printing result with the image on the display monitor? Since monitors and printers produce colors differently, printed colors will not always match on-screen colors perfectly. Was a printer cover opened during printing? Opening covers during printing causes the print head to stop abruptly, resulting in uneven colors. Do not open the covers while printing is in progress.

  • Page 222

    The printed surface is scuffed or soiled. Is the media too thick or too thin? Check media specifications to confirm that it is compatible with the printer. If you are using a software RIP, contact the manufacturer for information on the settings and media that can be used. Is the media wavy? Certain types of media may develop waves under some conditions (humidity and temperature) while installed in the printer.

  • Page 223

    Nozzle clogs cannot be cleared Is cleaning being performed regularly? If lint or dust adheres to the area around the print head, caps (photo 1), wiper (photo 2), or flushing pad, nozzle clogs may occur during printing. Moreover, if the lint or dust is left adhered, nozzle clogs cannot be cleared even after repeated head cleaning. Also, as shown in photo (3), if a film of ink has adhered, capping fails, causing a printing failure.

  • Page 224

    Ink drops Is media being handled appropriately? If the following points are not observed when handling media, small amounts of dust and lint may stick to the media surface and cause in ink drops in the print results. Do not place exposed media directly on the floor. Media should be rewound and inserted in its original packaging for storage. Do not carry media with the media surface pressed against clothing.

  • Page 225

    If installing the media holding plate correctly still does not resolve the problem, continue with the next step. 2. Resolve ink sedimentation. Sedimentation (components settling to the bottom of the liquid) may occur inside the printer. Perform Ink Refresh. See “Ink Refresh” on page 188. If performing Ink Refresh does not resolve the problem, continue with the next step.

  • Page 226

    The microweave (M/W) setting may be inappropriate. Refer to the microweave (M/W) setting and banding association table researched by Epson, change the settings according to the media being used, and then check for improvement. See “Microweave (M/W) Setting and Banding Association Tables” on page 239.

  • Page 227

    If the media loading method, heating temperature, tension, suction and other settings are inappropriate, wrinkles and waviness occur on the media. Make sure the loading method and settings are correct. See “Loading and Exchanging Media” on page 38 and “Precautions regarding settings” on page 111.

  • Page 228

    ❏ Set the Media Tension value to 2 temporarily. ❏ Print and check if the print results have improved. ❏ If the problem is not resolved, raise the setting value one level. Repeat Steps 3 and 4 until print results are improved in the range up to a setting value of 5.

  • Page 229: Media Problems

    Check if the following actions were performed correctly: attachment of media on the auto take-up reel unit and attachment of counterweights. See “Using the Auto Take-up Reel Unit” on page 92. If the measures above do not resolve the problem, continue with the next step. 6.

  • Page 230: Removing Jammed Media

    Is the media too thick or too thin? Check the media specifications to determine whether it can be used in the printer. See “Supported Media” on page 235. If you are using a software RIP, contact the manufacturer for information on the settings and media that can be used. Is Media Suction set too high? Reduce Media Suction.

  • Page 231

    Move the media holding plates to the right and left sides of the platen. Hold both tabs on the media holding plates to move them. 4. If the print head is over the media, move it away from the jam. Important: Move the print head only after moving the media holding plates out of the way.

  • Page 232: Other Problems

    6. Pull the media to the cutter groove and use a cutter to remove torn or creased portions. 7. Manually rewind the cut media. 8. Remove any media that remains inside the printer. 9. Turn the printer on. Important: If the printer is left off for an extended period, the print head will be left uncapped and dry out, and will not print properly when printing resumes.

  • Page 233

    Heaters turn off or the optional additional print drying system stops The pre-, platen, and after heaters will turn off if no print job is received for some time and no error occurs. The time before the heaters turn off automatically can be selected using the Heat Off Timer option in the setup menu. See “The Printer Setup Menu”...

  • Page 234: Chapter 6 Appendix

    The use Cyan T715200 of non-genuine ink may cause damage that is not covered by Epson’s warranties, and under certain circumstances, may cause erratic printer Magenta T715300 behavior. Information about non-genuine ink levels may not be...

  • Page 235: Supported Media

    176.4 lb). Not available for purchase in some countries and regions. If the clean room wipe is not available from Epson, BEMCOT M-311 from Asahi Kasei Corporation is recommended. Not available for purchase in some countries and regions. Supported Media The following media can be used with the printer.

  • Page 236: Moving And Transporting The Printer

    Standard Roll Media System Roll core size 2 or 3 inches Roll outer Up to 250 mm (9.8 inches) diameter Media width 300* to 1626 mm (11.8 to 64 inches) Media thickness Up to 1 mm (0.04 inch) Roll weight Up to 40 kg (88.2 lb) *Minimum media width for ink layering is 508 mm (20 in.) Heavy Roll Media System...

  • Page 237

    Getting Ready 1. Confirm that the printer is off. 2. Remove the waste ink bottle. See “Replacing the waste ink bottle” on page 167. 3. Disconnect the power cords and all other cables. 4. Remove media from the media feeding unit and auto take-up reel unit. 5.

  • Page 238: Transportation

    4. Perform Auto Media Adjust in the media settings and check print quality. See “Auto Media Adjust” on page 113. Transportation Before transporting the printer, contact Epson Support. Recommended Media Settings To register media settings, refer to the table shown below.

  • Page 239: Microweave (m/w) Setting And Banding Association Tables

    Adhesive vinyl Transparent or Banner Canvas white film After heater Advanced Settings Media Suction Media Tension Counterweight Attach See “Using the Auto Take-up Reel Unit” on page 92. Change the factory default setting value. Microweave (M/W) Setting and Banding Association Tables The tables below show setting examples for the ONYX Graphics software RIP.

  • Page 240

    Resolution Number Result Recommendation (dpi) of passes level ✓ 720×1440 Stripe banding less likely Tint unevenness less likely S50675 Resolution Number Result Recommendation (dpi) of passes level Banner 720×720 Stripe banding less likely Tint unevenness less likely, but stripe banding more likely ✓...

  • Page 241: System Requirements

    Note: In some cases, your software RIP does not support the above-mentioned print modes. S30675 Resolution Number Result Recommendation (dpi) of passes level Banner Tint unevenness less likely 720×720 ✓ Stripe banding less likely Vinyl Tint unevenness less likely 720×1440 ✓...

  • Page 242: Specifications

    Specifications Printer Specifications Printing method On-demand ink jet Nozzle configuration S70675: 360 nozzles × 2 rows × 10 colors (Metallic Silver, Light Black, Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Orange Plus, Light Cyan, Light Magenta, White) S50675: 360 nozzles × 2 × 2 rows × 5 colors (White, Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) S30675: 360 nozzles ×...

  • Page 243

    Printer Specifications Temperature Operating: 15 to 35 °C/59 to 95 °F (20 to 32 °C/68 to 89 °F recommended) Storage: -20 to 40°C (-4 to 104 F) (within a month at 40°C or 104 Humidity Operating: 20 to 80% (40 to 60% recommended) (without condensation) Storage: 5 to 85% (without condensation) Dimension Storage (minimum) dimensions: 2620 (W) ×...

  • Page 244: Standards And Approvals

    Standards and Approvals Safety UL 60950-1 CSA C22.2 No.60950-1 Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC EN 60950-1 FCC part 15 subpart B Class A CAN/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR 22 Class A AS/NZS CISPR 22 Class A EMC Directive 2004/108/EC EN 55022 Class A EN 55024 EN 61000-3-2 EN 61000-3-3 Warning:...

  • Page 245

    WARNING The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this equipment will invalidate the FCC Certification of this device and may cause interference levels which exceed the limits established by the FCC for this equipment. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain and use a shielded equipment interface cable with this device.

  • Page 246: Appendix A Where To Get Help

    Purchase Supplies and Accessories You can purchase genuine Epson ink cartridges, paper, and accessories from an Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766). Or you can purchase online at http://www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or http://www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).

  • Page 247: Appendix B Software License Terms

    Appendix B Software License Terms Open Source Software Licenses Bonjour This printer product includes the open source software programs which apply the Apple Public Source License Version1.2 or its latest version ("Bonjour Programs"). We provide the source code of the Bonjour Programs pursuant to the Apple Public Source License Version1.2 or its latest version until five (5) years after the discontinuation of same model of this printer product.

  • Page 248

    1.3 "Covered Code" means the Original Code, Modifications, the combination of Original Code and any Modifications, and/or any respective portions thereof. 1.4 "Externally Deploy" means: (a) to sublicense, distribute or otherwise make Covered Code available, directly or indirectly, to anyone other than You; and/or (b) to use Covered Code, alone or as part of a Larger Work, in any way to provide a service, including but not limited to delivery of content, through electronic communication with a client other than You.

  • Page 249

    (a) You must retain and reproduce in all copies of Original Code the copyright and other proprietary notices and disclaimers of Apple as they appear in the Original Code, and keep intact all notices in the Original Code that refer to this License; and (b) You must include a copy of this License with every copy of Source Code of Covered Code and documentation You distribute or Externally Deploy, and You may not offer or impose any terms on such Source Code that alter or restrict this License or the recipients'...

  • Page 250

    3. Your Grants. In consideration of, and as a condition to, the licenses granted to You under this License, You hereby grant to any person or entity receiving or distributing Covered Code under this License a non-exclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable license, under Your Applicable Patent Rights and other intellectual property rights (other than patent) owned or controlled by You, to use, reproduce, display, perform, modify, sublicense, distribute and Externally Deploy Your Modifications of the same scope and...

  • Page 251

    8. NO WARRANTY OR SUPPORT. The Covered Code may contain in whole or in part pre-release, untested, or not fully tested works. The Covered Code may contain errors that could cause failures or loss of data, and may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies. You expressly acknowledge and agree that use of the Covered Code, or any portion thereof, is at Your sole and entire risk.

  • Page 252

    11. Ownership. Subject to the licenses granted under this License, each Contributor retains all rights, title and interest in and to any Modifications made by such Contributor. Apple retains all rights, title and interest in and to the Original Code and any Modifications made by or on behalf of Apple ("Apple Modifications"), and such Apple Modifications will not be automatically subject to this License.

  • Page 253

    13.3 Independent Development. Nothing in this License will impair Apple's right to acquire, license, develop, have others develop for it, market and/or distribute technology or products that perform the same or similar functions as, or otherwise compete with, Modifications, Larger Works, technology or products that You may develop, produce, market or distribute.

  • Page 254: Other Software Licenses

    The Original Code and all software distributed under the License are distributed on an 'AS IS' basis, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AND APPLE HEREBY DISCLAIMS ALL SUCH WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

  • Page 255

    Altered versions--including, but not limited to, ports to new operating systems, existing ports with new graphical interfaces, versions with modified or added functionality, and dynamic, shared, or static library versions not from Info-ZIP--must be plainly marked as such and must not be misrepresented as being the original source or, if binaries, compiled from the original source.

This manual also for:

Surecolor s70675, Surecolor s50675

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