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paper support extension

paper support

rinter cover edge p guides control

panel

output tra p y output tray extensions i i load/eject ink cartridge button

clamp

paper out thickness light

color ink out light

black ink

È cleanin out light 9

button

Accessories

Ink Cartridges

Cartridge Part number Black S020093 Color S020110 Media Media name Size Part number EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper | Letter S041060 A4 S041059 EPSON High Quality Ink Jet Letter 8041111 Paper A4 S041117 EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet | Letter S041062 Paper A4 S041061 Ledger/B S041070 Legal S041067 EPSON Photo Quality Glossy | Letter 8041124 Paper A4 S041126 EPSON Photo Quality Glossy | Letter S041072 Film A4 S041071 Ledger/B S041075 A6 S041107 EPSON Photo Paper Letter 8041141 A4 8041140 4x6 8041134 Ledger/B S041156 Panoramic (8.3 | S041145 X 23.4 inches) EPSON Ink Jet Letter S041064 Transparencies A4 S041063 EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet | A6 S041054 Cards 8x10 S041122 EPSON Photo Sticker Kit A6, 16 frames S041144-KIT per sheet (includes software) EPSON Photo Sticker Refill A6, 16 frames 8041144 per sheet EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Letter S041153 (10 sheets) Transfer Paper Letter S041155 (50 sheets) EPSON Photo Quality Self A4 S041106 Adhesive Sheets PSON Ink Jet Back Light A3 8041131

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Printer Specifications

Printing

Printing method EPSON’s exclusive drop-on-demand Micro Piezo™ ink jet technology

Nozzle configuration

Ink Cartridge

Specification

Black ink cartridge (S020093)

Color ink cartridge (S020110)

Color(s)

Black

Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Light Magenta, Light Cyan

Print capacity*

540 pages/A4 (ISO/IEC 10561 Letter Pattern at 360 dpi)

220 pages (A4, 360 dpi, 5% duty each color)

Black 32 nozzles Cartridge life | 2 years from production date (if unopened) : (within 6 months after opening package, at 77 °F (25 °C)) Color 32 nozzles x 5 (cyan, magenta, yellow, light Seige Installed: —4 to 104 °F (-20 to 40 °C) cyan, light magenta) temperature 1 month at 104 °F (40 °C) Peet lumnsand brintin d Uninstalled: -22 to 104 °F (-30 to 40 °C) n ALS 1 month at 104 °F (40 °C) Print quality | Printable width Available dots | CR speed Transit —22 to 140 °F (-30 to 60 °C) i ; È temperature 1 month at 104 °F (40 °C) 180 dpi 11.46 inches (291 mm) 2062 20 ips 120 hours at 140 °F (60 °C) 360 dpi 11.46 inches (291 mm) 4125 20 ips Freezing 5 °F (-15 °C) 1.4 °F (-17 °C) 720 dpi 11.46 inches (291 mm) | 8250 20 ips temperature È 7 - Dimensions 0.7 (W) x 2.1 (D) x 2.0 (W) x 2.1 (D) x 1440 dpi 11.46 inches (291 mm) 16502 20 ips 1.5 (H) inches 1.5 (H) inches dhe no ibe Sune d 19.8 (W) x 52.7 (D) x 51.4 (W) x 52.7 (D) x pi = dots per inch, ips = inches per secon 38.5 (H) mm 38.5 (H) mm Resolution Maximum 1440 dpi x 720 dpi * The print capacity may vary, depending on how often you clean Print di . Bidi ional with logi ki the print head. PAE GEECHON RECESS TEN Sy MEATS DEN VERNE ** |t thaws and is usable after approximately 3 hours at 77 °F (25 °C). Control code ESC/P Raster O Caution: Ss @ EPSON recommends the use of genuine EPSON ink 25) cd) cartridges. Other products not manufactured by EPSON may cause damage to your printer not covered by EPSON's warranties. Do not use an ink cartridge if the date on the package has expired. 2 - EPSON Stylus Photo EX 3/98

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Paper

Paper type

Size

Paper types

Thickness

Weight

Single sheets

Letter (8.5 x 11 inches) Legal (8.5 x 14 inches)

Plain bond paper and special ink jet papers

0.003 to 0.004 inch (0.08 to 0.11 mm) for

17 to 24 Ib (64 to 90 g/m?) for plain

DL: 8.7 x 4.3 inches (220 x 110 mm) C6: 4.4 x 6.4 inches (114 x 162 mm)

mail paper

(0.16 to 0.43 mm)

Ledger or B size (11 x 17 inches) distributed by EPSON | plain bond paper bond paper Statement (5.5 x 8.5 inches) Executive (7.5 x 10 inches) A3 (297 x 420 mm) A4 (210 x 297 mm) Ad (148 x 210 mm) B4 (257 x 364 mm) B5 (182 x 257 mm) Transparencies, Glossy film, Letter (8.5 x 11 inches) Transparencies, glossy | Glossy paper A4 (210 x 297 mm) paper, and glossy film A6 (105 x 148 mm), glossy film only distributed by EPSON Photo paper (4 x 6 inches) Adhesive sheets A4 (210 x 297 mm) Self adhesive sheets distributed by EPSON Envelopes No. 10: 9.5 x 4.1 inches (240 x 104 mm) Plain bond paper or air | 0.006 to 0.017 inch 12 to 20 Ib

(45 to 75 g/m?)

Index (ink jet) cards

Photo paper

A6 (105 x 148 mm) 8 x 10 inches (203 x 254 mm)

Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)

A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Ledger or B size (11 x 17 inches) 4 x 6 inches (102 x 152 mm) Panoramic (210 x 594 mm)

Ink jet cards distributed by EPSON

Photo paper distributed by EPSON

Photo stickers

A6 (105 x 148 mm) 16 frames per sheet

Photo stickers distributed by EPSON

lron-on cool peel transfer paper

Letter (8.5 x 11 inches) A4 (210 x 297 mm)

Transfer paper distributed by EPSON

Ink jet back light film

A3 (297 x 420 mm)

Ink jet back light film distributed by EPSON

Note:

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

large jobs.

Poor quality paper may reduce print quality and cause paper jams and other problems. If you encounter problems, switch to a higher grade

of paper.

Do not load curled or folded paper.

Use special papers distributed by EPSON under these conditions: Temperature: 59 to 77 °F (15 to 25 °C)

Humidity:

40 to 60% RH

Store printouts on EPSON glossy media and self adhesive sheets

under these conditions:

Temperature: 59 to 86 °F (15 to 30 °C)

Humidity:

20 to 60% RH

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Printable area

B-L B-R

B-L

envelope

The minimum top margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm).

When loading multiple sheets of EPSON Photo Quality Film, the minimum top margin is 1.2 inches (30 mm).

B-L, B-R: The minimum left and right margins are 0.12 inch (3.0 mm). The minimum right margin for envelopes is as follows:

0.28 inch (7 mm) for DL envelopes.

1.10 inches (28 mm) for No. 10 envelopes.

0.12 inch (3 mm) for C6 envelopes.

The minimum bottom margin is 0.54 inch (14.0 mm).

B-L, B-R

EPSON 4 x 6-inch Photo Paper (dotted lines indicate perforations)

The maximum top margin is 0.67 inch (17.0 mm).

The maximum left and right margin is 0.24 inch (6.1 mm). The maximum bottom margin is 0.24 inch (6.1 mm).

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A: The minimum top margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm). B-L, The minimum left margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm). B-R: The minimum right margin is 0.54 inch (14.0 mm). C: The minimum bottom margin is 0.12 inch (3.0 mm). Note:

Always load paper into the sheet feeder short edge first. However, envelopes should be loaded long edge first.

Mechanical Paper feed method Friction Paper path Rear entry sheet feeder Sheet feeder capacity 100 sheets of 17 lb (64 g/m?) paper Dimensions Storage Width: 21.5 inches (546 mm)

Depth: 10.8 inches (275 mm) Height: 6.8 inches (172 mm)

Printing (maximum dimensions)

Width: 21.5 inches (546 mm) Depth: 31.0 inches (788 mm) Height: 13.9 inches (353 mm)

Weight 15.4 lb (7 kg) without the ink cartridges

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Electrical

Specification 120 V Model 220-240 V Model*

Input voltage 99 to 132 V 198 to 264 V

range**

Rated 50 to 60 Hz

frequency range

Input frequency 49.5 to 60.5 Hz

range

Rated current 0.4 A 0.2 A

Power Approx. 15 W (ISO/IEC 10561 Letter Pattern)

consumption Approx. 5 W in standby mode (120 V model) Approx. 5.5 W in standby mode (220-240 V model)

* This product is also designed for an IT power system phase-to- phase voltage of 220-240 V.

** Check the label on the back of the printer for the voltage of your printer.

Environmental Temperature Operation 50 to 95 °F (10 to 35 °C)

-4 to 140 °F (-20 to 60 °C) 1 month at 104 °F (40 °C) 120 hours at 140 °F (60 °C)

Storage"

Humidity (without condensation) 20 to 80% RH 5 to 85% RH

*Stored in shipping container

Operation

Storage"

Safety approvals

Safety standards UL 1950 with D3, CSA C22.2 No. 950 with D3

EMC FCC part 15 subpart B class B, CSA C108.8 class B

Initialization

The printer can be initialized (returned to a fixed set of conditions) in these ways:

Hardware x The printer is turned on.

initialization | * The printer receives an INIT signal from the parallel interface.

Software * Software sends an ESC @ (initialize the printer)

initialization command.

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Hardware initialization

When the printer is turned on, the printer mechanism is initialized and the input data buffer and print buffer are cleared. Printer settings are returned to their default values. However, the printer mechanism is not initialized if the printer is turned on within ten seconds after turning it off. In this case, the printer caps the print head, and ejects any paper in the paper path.

Software initialization

This clears the print buffer and returns printer settings to their default values. However, it does not initialize the printer mechanism or clear the data buffer.

Interface

Your printer is equipped with an 8-bit parallel interface and a serial interface. Parallel interface

The built-in parallel interface has the following characteristics:

Forward channel

Data format:

8-bit parallel, IEEE-1284

compatibility mode

Synchronization: STROBE pulse

Handshake timing; BUSY and ACKNLG signals

Signal level: TTL compatible

Connector: 57-30360 Amphenol connector or equivalent

Reverse channel

Transmission mode:

Adaptable connector:

Synchronization: Handshaking:

Signal level:

Data transmission timing:

Serial interface

IEEE-1284 Nibble mode

57-30360 Amphenol connector or equivalent

Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification

Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification

IEEE-1284 Level 1 device

Refer to the IEEE-1284 specification

The printer’s built-in serial interface is based on the RS-423 standard. This interface has the following characteristics:

Standard:

Synchronization:

Based on RS-423

Synchronous

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Bit rate: Approx. 900Kbps Handshaking: X-ON/X-OFF and DTR protocol Word format: Data bit: 8 bits

Parity bit: None Start bit: 1 bit Stop bit: 1 bit

Connector 8-pin mini-DIN Recommended cable: Apple System Peripheral-8 cable (part number M0197) Control Panel i load/eject paper out light button power light

black ink

out light

color ink

out light cleaning power button button

The four lights on your printer’s control panel show the printer’s status and alert you to problems like paper jams.

A When the paper out light comes on, your paper ran out or is incorrectly loaded. Load paper in the sheet feeder and then press the ® load/eject button.

A When the paper out light flashes, you have a paper jam. Take all of the paper out of the sheet feeder, reload the paper, then press the E load/eject button. If the light continues to flash, turn off the printer and gently pull out any jammed paper.

@or@ When an ink out light flashes, your ink supply is low. Make sure you have a replacement cartridge.

@or@ When an ink out light comes on, you need to replace the ink cartridge.

O The power light is on when the printer is on. The power light flashes when the printer is receiving a print job or performing a maintenance operation such as cleaning the

print head.

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When the power and paper out lights flash and the ink out lights are on, your printer has a carriage error. Turn off the printer by pressing the © power button; wait several seconds; then turn it on again. If this does not clear the error condition, contact EPSON as

described in the Users Guide.

When all the lights fash, your printer may have an internal error. Turn off the printer by pressing the © power button; wait several seconds; then turn it on again. If this does not clear the error condition, contact EPSON as

described in the Users Guide.

Installing an Ink Cartridge in a New

Printer

1. Plug the power cord into a grounded outlet.

2. Make sure the power is off (the © power light is off).

Caution: OL.

Don't use an outlet controlled by a wall switch or timer,

O or one that uses the same circuit as a large appliance. This may disrupt the power, which can erase memory or even damage the power supply.

3. Lower the output tray and open the printer cover.

printer cover

power : button

S output

tray

4. Press the O power button to turn on the printer. The O power light flashes, the @ and @ ink out lights come on, and the ink cartridge holders move left to the installation

position.

O Caution:

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Always use the © power button to turn the printer on or

O off. Never use an external switch—such as a power strip—to turn off the printer.

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5. Pull up the two ink cartridge clamps. (The illustration shows the color ink cartridge clamp.)

6. Remove the ink cartridges from their foil packages. Then remove only the yellow part of the tape seal on the top of each cartridge. Do not remove the white part.

O Caution: 5 Ò 7 You must remove the yellow tape seal from the top of 7 O the cartridge or you will permanently damage it. It’s OK if

the tape does not exactly tear off along the dotted line. Don't remove the tape seal from the bottom.

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black ink cartridge color ink cartridge

Warning:

If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets in your eyes, flush them immediately with water.

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7. Insert the ink cartridges into their holders. Be sure the labels are face up and the arrows point toward the back of the printer. The black ink cartridge goes on the left and the color ink cartridge goes on the right.

8. Push down the clamps until they lock in place.

9. Press the cleaning button and close the printer cover.

The printer moves the print head and begins charging the ink delivery system. Charging can take up to two minutes. During this time, the © power light flashes, and the printer makes various sounds. Don’t turn off the printer or interrupt the charging process or you'll use more ink than necessary. Charging is complete when the © power light stops flashing and is continually lit.

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O Caution: ~N |< Never turn off the printer when the O power light is = O flashing. But if the light is still flashing after five minutes

and the printer isn't moving or making noise, you may turn off the printer.

Testing the Printer

You can run a printer check to determine whether a problem comes from the printer itself or some other source.

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If the results are satisfactory, the problem lies in software settings, the interface cable, or your computer.

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If the printer check does not print correctly, there is a problem with your printer.

Follow these steps to check the printer:

1. Make sure both the printer and computer are turned off. 2. Disconnect the interface cable from the printer.

3. Make sure paper is loaded in the printer.

4, Hold down the ® load/eject button and press the © power

button. Hold down the buttons until the © power light starts to flash. Then release both buttons.

The printer prints one page containing the printer's ROM version, ink counter code, character table number, and a nozzle check pattern. Only the nozzle check pattern is shown below:

5. After it prints the page, turn off the printer. Remember to reconnect the interface cable, then turn on the printer and your computer.

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Printing on Special Media

When you print on special media, you need to be careful

about choosing the correct Media Type and Paper Size settings in your printer software. The following table lists the available EPSON media and the corresponding Media Type setting to select in your printer software.

For this media name...

Load a maximum of this many sheets...

Then select this Media Type setting in your printer software...

For this media name...

Load a maximum of this many sheets...

Then select this Media Type setting in your printer software...

EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film?

30 (use a 1.2 inch top margin and a support sheet)

EPSON Photo Stickers

1 (use a support sheet)

EPSON High Quality Glossy Paper

30 (use a support sheet)

Photo Quality Glossy Film

Plain paper, letter size

100 (load preprinted forms top edge first)

Plain paper, legal size

100 (pull up the paper support extension)

Envelopes

10 (set the thickness lever to the + position, load flap edge first and printable side up)

Labels (single sheets)

1

Plain paper

EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies

10 (use a support sheet)

Ink Jet Transparencies

EPSON Ink Jet Back Light Film

1

Ink Jet Back Light Film

EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper

EPSON Special Coated Paper for 360 dpi Printing

EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper!

70 letter size 30 legal size

1 sheet

360 dpi Ink Jet Paper

EPSON High Quality Ink Jet Paper

EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper

EPSON Special Coated Paper for 720 dpi Printing

EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards

EPSON Special Coated Index Cards for 720 dpi Printing

70 letter size 30 legal size

30 cards (use a support sheet)

EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets

Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper

EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Paper

EPSON Photo Paper

20 (use a support sheet)

20 (use a support sheet)

EPSON Panoramic Photo Paper

1

Photo Paper

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Use the Flip Horizontal option to reverse your image before you

print it—especially if it includes text—so the image will appear

correctly when it's transferred. 2 For better results, load EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film one

sheet at a time. This also allows you to use a smaller top margin.

Additional Media Loading Guidelines

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Don't use the cleaning sheets that may be included with your special media; they may damage the printer.

(4 Ifthe corresponding Media Type option for your paper is not shown in the Media Type list, change the Print Quality setting in the More Settings dialog box, select Automatic as the Mode setting, or change the predefined setting in the

Custom Settings list in the printer settings dialog box. Then

select the correct media type.

I Some special media have a cut corner that you need to

position correctly; follow any instructions in the package. Always handle sheets by the edges, and don’t touch the

printable surface.

\ cut corner

A Ifthe special media has protective sheets between each sheet

of media, be sure to remove the protective sheets before

printing.

Load the printable side of the media face up in the sheet

feeder.

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Replacing an Ink Cartridge

Caution:

To ensure good results, use genuine EPSON cartridges and do not refill them. Other products may cause damage to your printer not covered by EPSON's warranty.

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When a @ black or & color ink out light flashes, the indicated cartridge is low on ink. This is a good time to make sure you have a new cartridge. When the light stays on, the cartridge is empty and you need to replace it. You cannot print if either ink cartridge is empty.

Use these EPSON ink cartridges within six months of

installing them and before the expiration date on the package:

LY Black ink cartridge: $020093 LY Color ink cartridge: $020110

Removing an Empty Ink Cartridge

You can replace a cartridge when the @ black or & color ink out light is either flashing or on. Follow these steps:

1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing. 2. Determine which cartridge needs to be replaced.

3. Lower the output tray and raise the printer cover.

Note:

If you press the a‘ cleaning button when neither ink out light is flashing or on, the printer cleans the print head as described on

page 10. If you need to replace an ink cartridge before the lights flash (because the ink is too old, for example) follow the instructions in “Replacing an Outdated Ink Cartridge.”

4. Press the e cleaning button and hold it for three seconds.

The print head moves all the way to the left and the

O power light begins flashing. (The print head returns to its home position if you don’t proceed to step 5 within

60 seconds.)

5. Pull up the ink cartridge clamp. The cartridge rises up from its holder.

O Caution: = © Don't open the clamp or remove a cartridge except to lr

O replace it with a new one. Once you remove a cartridge, you can't reuse it. Even if the cartridge contains ink, reusing it may damage the print head.

6. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it carefully.

7. Follow the steps in the next section to install the new ink cartridge.

=, Warning: xX If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them

immediately with water.

Installing the New Cartridge

Once you have removed the empty cartridge, you’re ready to install the new one. Follow these steps:

1. Remove the new ink cartridge from its packaging.

G Caution: TN © 7 You must remove the yellow tape seal from the top of = O the cartridge; leaving the tape on will permanently damage it. Do not remove the clear seal from the bottom of the cartridge; ink will leak out.

2. Remove only the yellow part of the tape seal on the top of the cartridge. Do not remove the white part. (It’s OK if the tape does not exactly tear off along the dotted line.)

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3. Lower the ink cartridge into its holder with the label facing up and the arrow pointing to the back of the printer. The larger cartridge (color) goes on the right, the black ink cartridge on the left.

4. Press down the ink cartridge clamp until it locks in place.

5. Ifyou need to replace the other ink cartridge, remove it as described in “Removing an Empty Ink Cartridge.” Then follow steps 1 through 4 in this section.

6. Press the «è» cleaning button and close the printer cover.

The printer moves the print head and begins charging the ink delivery system. (Even if you don’t press the button, ink charging begins 60 seconds after you close the clamp.)

The © power light flashes and the printer makes various sounds. Charging takes about two minutes. When it’s finished, you can print again. Caution: ~N |< Never turn off the printer while the ®© power light is

ZA O flashing, unless the printer hasn't moved or made any noise for more than 5 minutes.

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Replacing an Outdated Ink Cartridge

If an ink cartridge is more than six months old, you may need to replace it. How can you tell? You may notice that your printouts don’t look as good as they used to. If print quality doesn’t improve after cleaning and aligning the print head, you may need to replace one or both cartridges.

Follow these steps to replace an ink cartridge before the 6 black or & color ink out light is flashing or on:

1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing.

2. Lower the output tray and raise the printer cover.

3. Press the load/eject button and hold it down for a few seconds until the print head moves to the left. (The printer automatically moves the print head back to the home position after 60 seconds if you don’t continue with step 4.)

O Caution:

= Ò 7. To avoid damaging the printer, never move the print head

“JOP. by hand.

4, Pull up the ink cartridge clamp. The cartridge rises up from its holder.

5. Lift the cartridge out of the printer and dispose of it carefully.

6. Follow the steps in the previous section, “Installing the New

Cartridge,” to install the new ink cartridge.

Cleaning the Print Head

If your printed image is unexpectedly light or faint, or dots are missing from the image, you may need to clean the print head. This unclogs the nozzles so they can deliver ink properly.

Cleaning the print head uses ink, so clean it only if print quality declines. You can use either of the following to clean

the print head:

IJ The Head Cleaning utility (recommended) in your printer

software (if the printer is on a local port rather than a network)

The printer’s control panel buttons.

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Using the Head Cleaning Utility

Follow these steps to run the utility:

1. Make sure the printer is turned on but not printing, and the

6 black and & color ink out lights are off.

2. Access the printer settings dialog box.

3. Click the Utility tab (Windows) or the Utility button (Macintosh). You see the Utility menu.

4. Click the Head Cleaning button.

5. Follow the instructions on the screen to clean the print head. Cleaning takes about two minutes, during which the printer makes some noise and the © power light flashes.

O Caution: ~N a Never turn off the printer while the O power light is g O flashing, unless the printer hasn't moved or made any noise for more than 5 minutes. When the © power light stops flashing, you need to run a nozzle check to confirm that the print head is clean and to reset the printer’s cleaning cycle. 6. Make sure paper is loaded in the printer and click Print

nozzle check pattern (Windows) or Confirmation (Macintosh). Then click Next. See “Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern” for further instructions.

If your print quality has not improved, repeat the steps above.

Using the Control Panel

Follow these steps to clean the print head:

1. Make sure the printer is turned on and not printing, and

that the @ black and @ color ink out lights are off.

2. Press the st» cleaning button and hold it for three seconds. Cleaning takes about two minutes, during which the printer makes some noise and the © power light flashes.

O Caution:

GT Never turn off the printer while the O power light is

= O flashing, unless the printer hasn't moved or made any

noise for more than 5 minutes.

After the cleaning cycle is complete and the © power light stops flashing, you need to run a nozzle check to confirm that the print head is clean and to reset the printer’s cleaning cycle.

3. Access the printer settings dialog box.

4. Click the Utility tab (Windows) or the Utility button (Macintosh). You see the Utility menu. 5. Click the Nozzle Check button. Then click Next. See the

next section for instructions on examining the nozzle check pattern.

If your print quality has not improved, repeat the steps above.

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Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern

Examine the nozzle check pattern after printing it. It should look something like this, with each of the six sections showing one of the ink colors:

Each staggered horizontal and straight vertical line should be complete, with no gaps in the dot pattern. If your printout looks OK, you're done. If any dots are missing, as shown below, clean the print head again, as explained in the previous

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sections.

Aligning the Print Head

If your printouts contain misaligned vertical lines, you may need to align the print head. Follow these steps:

1. Make sure the printer is turned on and paper is loaded. 2. Access the printer settings dialog box.

3. Click the Utility tab (Windows) or the Utility button (Macintosh). You see the Utility menu.

4. Click the Print Head Alignment button. 5. Follow the instructions on the screen to print a test page

and select the correct alignment.

Note: For best results, use EPSON ink jet paper or photo quality paper when you check the print head alignment.

Cleaning the Printer

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O Caution: J 7. Don't touch the gears inside the printer.

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Never use alcohol or thinner for cleaning; they can damage the printer components and case.

Don't get water on the printer components. Don't spray lubricants or oils inside the printer.

To keep your printer working at its best, you should clean it several times a year, following these steps:

1. Turn off the printer, unplug the power cord, and disconnect the printer cable.

2. Remove all the paper from the sheet feeder.

3. Clean the exterior of the printer with a soft, damp cloth. Keep the printer cover closed so water doesn’t get inside.

4, Clean ink out of the printer’s interior with a damp cloth.

O Caution: NI © Don't use the cleaning sheets that may be included with 8

#5, your special media; they may damage the printer.

Transporting the Printer

If you want to move your printer some distance, you need to prepare it for transportation and repack it in the original box.

O Caution: JSk To avoid damage, always leave the ink cartridges O

sa installed when transporting the printer.

Follow these steps:

1. Turnon the printer and wait until the print head locks in the far right position. Then turn off the printer.

2. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet. Then disconnect the interface cable from the printer.

3. Remove any paper from the sheet feeder and remove the paper support.

4. Push in the output tray extensions and close the tray.

5. Repack the printer and attachments in the original box using the protective materials that came with it. See the Notice Sheet that was packed with the printer.

Be sure to keep the printer flat as you transport it. If you notice a decline in print quality after transporting the printer, clean the print head; if output is misaligned, align the print head.

Related Documentation

TM-SP700AD EPSON Stylus Photo EX Service Manual PL-PHOTOEX EPSON Stylus Photo EX Parts Price List CPD-6296 EPSON Stylus Photo EX User's Guide

CPD-6300 EPSON Stylus Photo EX Getting Started

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