Epson Stylus Color IIs Inkjet Download Manual

PrinterSpecifications
Printing
Printingmethod: Ondemandinkjet
Nozzleconfiguration:64monochrome(black)nozzles
(16 · 4staggered)
60colornozzles
(20 · 3,cyan,magenta,yellow)
Printablecolumsandprintingspeed(color,lettersizepaper)*:Characterpitch
(charactersperinch)
Printablecolumns
Printingspeed
(characterspersecond)
Monochrome Color
10 80 125 170
12 96 150 204
15 120 188 255
17(10condensed) 136 214 290
20(12condensed) 160 250 340
* Printspeedsvarydependingonsystemconfiguration,softwareapplication,resolution,andamountofpagecovered.
Resolution: Maximum360dpiona720 · 720dpimatrix.Dotsareprintedinanalternatingpatterninwhichhorizontalandverticaldotsarenoncontiguous.
Contiguousprintingofdotsisavailableonlyonthediagonal,whichyieldsaneffectiveresolutiongreaterthan360dpi.
Paperfeedspeed: 102millisecondsper
1
/6inchline
Inputbuffer: 0.5KBto15KBdependingonmonochrome/colorheadunitselection
Printdirection: Bidirectionalwithlogicseekingfortextandgraphics;unidirectionalandautodirectionalmodesavailablein
Defaultsettingmode
Controlcode: ESC/P2andexpandedrastergraphicscode
Paperfeeding: Autosheetfeeder
Linespacing:1
/6inch,
1
/8inch,programmablein
1
/360inchincrements
Charactertables: 1Italicand8graphicscharactertables
Charactersets: 14Internationaland1legalcharactersets
Paper
Note:Sincethequalityofanyparticularbrandortypeofpapermaybechangedbythemanufactureratanytime,EPSONcannotguaranteetheuseofanyparticularbrandortypeofpaper.Alwaystestsamplesofpaperstockbeforepurchasinglargequantitiesorprintinglargejobs.
Paperpath: Sheetfeeder,topentry
Papersupport/sheetfeeder:100sheetsofplainpaperat17lb
(64g/m
2
)
10envelopes
50transparencyfilms*
70sheetsofEPSONspecialcoatedpaper
30sheetsofEPSONhighqualityglossypaper*
*Withonesheetofplainpaperbeneaththe
stackandprintedonepageatatimeedgeguidessheetfeederoutputtrayextensionoutputtrayprintercovercontrolpanelpapersupportparallelinterfaceconnectorpowerswitchpaperthicknessleveradjustleverprintheadunitreleaseleverprintheadunitinkcartridgeclamp
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InkJetPrinters 8/1/95 EPSONStylusCOLORIIs1Papersize: Letter(8.5 · 11inches)
A4(210 · 297mm)
Legal(8.5 · 14inches)
Statement(8.5 · 5.5inches)
Executive(7.5 · 10inches)
Papertypes: PlainpaperandspecialpapersdistributedbyEPSON(highqualityglossypaper,specialcoatedpaper,andtransparencies)
Paperthickness: 0.003to0.004inch(0.08to0.11mm)
Paperweight: 17to24lb(64to90g/m
2
)
Use24lb(90g/m
2
)paperundernormaltemperatureandhumidityconditions.
Envelopes:Size No.10 9.5 · 4.1inches(240 · 104mm)
DL 8.7 · 4.3inches(220 · 110mm)
Papertypes Plain,bond,orairmailpaper
Paperthickness 0.006to0.02inch(0.16mmto0.52mm)
Paperweight 12to24lb(45to90g/m
2
)
Transparencies:Size A4 (210 · 297mm)
Letter (8.5 · 11inches)
Thickness 0.003to0.0033inch(0.075to0.085mm)
Note:o Poorqualitypapermayreduceprintqualityandcausepaperjamsandotherproblems.Ifyouencounterproblems,switchtoahighergradeofpaper.o Printonspecialcoatedpaper,highqualityglossypaper,envelopes,andtransparenciesonlyunderthesenormalconditions:Temperature 59to77°F(15to25°C)
Humidity 40to60%RH
(Highqualityglossypapercanbestoredat20to60%relativehumidity.)o Donotloadcurledorfoldedpaper,envelopes,ortransparencies.o ThefollowingEPSONgenuinepapersareavailable:Specialcoatedpaperfor360dpiprinting(Letter) S041060
Specialcoatedpaperfor720dpiprinting(Letter) S041062
Specialcoatedpaperfor720dpiprinting(Legal) S041067
Highqualityglossypaper(Letter) S041072
Transparencyfilm(Letter) S041064
Printablearea:Singlesheets
Envelopes
A Theminimumtopmarginis0.12inch(3.0mm).
BL Theminimumleftmarginis0.12inch(3.0mm).
BR Theminimumrightmarginis:0.12inch(3.0mm)forStatementandExecutivepaper,
andTransparencies
0.38inch(9.7mm)forLetterandLegalpaper,andtransparencies
0.15inch(3.8mm)forA4paper
0.54inch(13.8mm)forDLenvelopes
1.38inches(35.1mm)for#10envelopes
C Theminimumbottommarginis0.54inches(14.0mm).
Note:Alwaysloadpaperintothesheetfeedershortedgefirstexceptenvelopes.Loadenvelopeslongedgefirst.
InkCartridges
Blackinkcartridge(S020047):Color Black
Printcapacity* 540pages(A4paper;text)
Cartridgelife 2yearsfromproductiondateandupto
6monthsafteropeningthepackageat
77°F(25°C).
Temperature Storage: –4to104°F(–20to40°C)
1monthat104°F(40°C)
Transit: –22to140°F(–30to60°C)
1monthat104°F(40°C)
120hoursat140°F(60°C)
Freezing:** 24.8°F(–4°C)
Dimensions 1.8inches(W) · 2.3inches(D) · 1.5inches(H)
A
BR
C
BL
A
BL BR
C
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EPSONStylusCOLORIIs2 8/1/95 InkJetPrintersColorinkcartridge(S020049):Colors Cyan,magenta,andyellow
Printcapacity* 320pages(A4paper;360dpi;5%eachcolor)
Cartridgelife 2yearsfromproductiondateandupto
6monthsafteropeningthepackageat
77°F(25°C).
Temperature Storage: –4to104°F( - 20to40°C)
1monthat104°F(40°C)
Transit: –22to140°F( - 30to60°C)
1monthat104°F(40°C)
120hoursat140°F(60°C)
Freezing:** 24.8°F( - 4°C)
Dimensions 1.7inches(W) · 2.2inches(D) · 1.5inches
(H)
* Theprintcapacitymayvarydependingonhowoftenyouusetheprintheadcleaningfunction.Also,ifyouprintlargegraphicsanddensetextwithlittlewhitespace,youuseinkfaster.
** Theinkthawsandisusableafterapproximately3hoursat77°F
(25°C).c
Caution:o UseonlygenuineEPSONcartridgesanddonotrefillordismantlethem.OtherproductsmaycausedamagetoyourprinternotcoveredbyEPSON’swarranties.o Donotuseaninkcartridgeaftertheexpirationdateonthepackage.
Mechanical
Paperfeedmethod: Frictionwithauto/manualsheetfeeder,topentry
Totalprintvolume: 25,000pages
Dimensions: Withoutpapersupportandoutputtray
Width 15.6inches(396.7mm)
Depth 8.1inches(205.6mm)
Height 5.7inches(144.0mm)
Withpapersupportandoutputtray
Width 15.6inches(396.7mm)
Depth 20.8inches(528.5mm)
Height 10.5inches(267.3mm)
Weight: 8.6lb(3.9kg)withouttheinkcartridgeandprintheadunit
Electrical
Inputvoltagerange:103.5to132V
Ratedfrequencyrange:50to60Hz
Inputfrequencyrange:49.5to60.5Hz
Ratedcurrent: 0.5A
Powerconsumption:Approx.13W(duringselftestprintingat10cpi)
Environmental
Temperature: Operation 50to95°F(10to35°C)
Storage* –4to140°F( - 20to60°C)
1monthat104°F(40°C)
120hoursat140°F(60°C)
Humidity: Operation 20to80%RH
Storage* 5to85%RH
(withoutcondensation)
*Storedinshippingcontainer
SafetyApprovals
Safetystandards: UL1950withD3,CSA22.2950withD3
R.F.I.: FCCpart15subpartBclassB
CSAC108.8
Fonts
Theprintercomeswithaninstalledsetoffontsasdescribedandshowninthetablesbelow.However,theprinteralwaysusesthefontsyouselectwithyoursoftwareprogram.Theonlytimeyouneedtoselecttheprinter’sinstalledfontsiswhenyoursoftwareprogramdoesnotallowyoutoselectfonts.
Youcanselectotherfontandpitchcombinationsusing
ESC/P2commands.
Scalablefonts
Fonts
Minimumpointsize
Maximumpointsize Increments
EPSONRoman 8 32 2
EPSONSansSerif 8 32 2
EPSONRomanT 8 32 2
EPSONSansSerifH 8 32 2
Bitmapfonts
Fonts 10cpi 12cpi 15cpi Proportional
EPSONRoman EPSONSansSerif EPSONCourier N/A
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InkJetPrinters 8/1/95 EPSONStylusCOLORIIs3InterfaceSpecifications
Yourprinterisequippedwithan8bitparallelinterface.
Dataformat: 8bitparallel,IEEEP1284compatiblemode
Synchronization: STROBEpulse
Handshaketiming: BUSYand ACKNLGsignals
Signallevel: TTLcompatible
Connector: 36pinCentronicsconnectororequivalent
PinAssignments
Signalpin
Returnpin Signal Direction Description
11 9 STROBE IN STROBEpulsetoreaddata.
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
DATA1
DATA2
DATA3
DATA4
DATA5
DATA6
DATA7
DATA8
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
IN
Thesesignalsrepresentinformationinbits0to7ofparalleldatarespectively.
EachsignalisatHIGHlevelwhendataislogical1and
LOWwhenitislogical0.
10 28 ACKNLG OUT Abouta5 m spulse.LOWindicatesdatahasbeenreceivedandtheprinterisreadytoacceptmoredata.
11 29 BUSY OUT AHIGHsignalindicatestheprintercannotreceivedata.
ThesignalgoesHIGHinthefollowingcases:1)Duringdataentry
(foreachcharacter)
2)Duringinitialization
3)Duringselftest,
demonstration,and
defaultsettingprinting
4)Duringaprintererror
state
12 28 PE OUT AHIGHsignalindicatestheprinterisinapaperoutstateorinanerrorstate.
13 28 SLCT OUT Pulledupto+5Vthrough
1k W resistance
14 30 AFXT IN Notused
15 NC Notused
16 GND Logicgroundlevel
17 CHASSIS
GND
Printer’schassisground,whichisconnectedtothelogicground
18 LogicH OUT Notused
1930 GND Twistedpairreturnsignalgroundlevel
Signalpin
Returnpin Signal Direction Description
31 30 INIT IN WhenthissignalgoesLOW,theprintercontrollerisresettoitsdefaultstatewhenthepowerisfirstturnedonandtheprintbufferiscleared.
ThislevelisnormallyHIGH;itspulsewidthmustbemorethan50 m satthereceivingterminal.
32 29 ERROR OUT ThissignallevelgoesLOWwhentheprinter:1)Isoutofpaper
2)Isinanerrorstate
3)Hasnoinkcartridge
installed
33 GND SameasforPins1930
34 NC Notused
35 +5V OUT Pulledupto+5Vthrough
1K W resistance
36 30 SLIN IN Notused
Notes:o Thecolumnheading“Direction”referstothedirectionofsignalflowasviewedfromtheprinter.o “Returnpin”denotesthetwistedpairreturnpintobeconnectedatsignalgroundlevel.Fortheinterfacewiring,besuretouseatwistedpaircableforeachsignalandtocompletetheconnectiononthereturnside.o AllinterfaceconditionsarebasedonTTLlevel.Boththeriseandfalltimesofeachsignalmustbelessthan0.2microseconds.o Datatransfermustbecarriedoutbyobservingthe ACKNLGor
BUSYsignal.Datatransfertothisprintercanbecarriedoutonlyafterreceiptofthe ACKNLGsignalorwhenthelevelofthe
BUSYsignalisLOW.
TimingChart
Transitiontime(boththeriseandthefall)ofeverysignalmustbelessthan0.2 m s.
BUSY
DATA
0.5 m s(Min.)
0 m s(Min.)
5 m s(Typ.)
0 m s(Min.)
ACKNLG
STROBE
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EPSONStylusCOLORIIs4 8/1/95 InkJetPrintersInitialization
Theprintercanbeinitialized(returnedtoafixedsetofconditions)intheseways:Hardwareinitialization
* Theprinteristurnedon.
* Theprinterreceivesan INITsignalfrom
theparallelinterface:pin31goesLOW.
Softwareinitialization
* [email protected](initializethe
printer)command.Thelastpanel
settingsarekept.
Controlpanelinitialization
* HolddowntheAltbuttonandpress
thePausebutton(bufferclear).The
lastpanelsettingsarekept.
Allthreeinitializationmethodsresetthefontaccordingtothedefaultsettingsselectedusingthecontrolpanel.
However,[email protected],cleartheinputdatabuffer,orcleartheuserdefinedcharacterset.Thecontrolpanelinitializationdoesnotinitializetheprintermechanismorcleartheuserdefinedcharacterset.
DefaultSettings
Thetablebelowshowsthedefaultsettingsthattakeeffectwhentheprinterisinitialized.
Item Defaultsetting
Topofformposition Currentpaperposition
Pagelength Singlesheets:61linesforlettersizepaper
65linesforA4sizepaper
Leftandrightmargins Cancelled
Linespacing
1
/ 6inchlinespacing
Characterpitch Lastfontselectedusingdefaultsetting
Verticaltabposition Cleared
Horizontaltabpositions Everyeightcharacters
Fontselection Lastfontselectedusingdefaultsetting
Specialprintingeffects Cancelled(exceptcondensedandeconomyprinting)
Userdefinedcharacterset Hardware/controlpanelinitialization:cleared
Softwareinitialization:deselectedonly
Graphicmodeassignment ESCK=ESC * 0,ESCL=ESC * 1,
ESCY=ESC * 2,ESCZ=ESC * 3
Inaddition,hardwareandcontrolpanelinitializationerasesanytextinthedatabuffer.
ControlPanel
Theprinter’scontrolpanelcontainslightsfordisplayingtheprinterstatusandbuttonsforcontrollingcertainsettings,asdescribedinthissection.
Sincemostprintersettingscanbecontrolledfromyoursoftware,youdonotoftenneedtousethecontrolpanel.Youneedtouseitonlytodothefollowing:o Turnoneconomyorcondensedmodeo Cleantheblackorcolorprintheadso Replaceaninkcartridgeorprintheado Printademonstrationoftheprinter’sfontsandcolorso EntertheDefaultsettingmodeo Pausetheprintertemporarilyorresetito Runaselftesto Enablethenonsmearprintingfeatureo Printhexadecimaldata.
Thecontrolpanellightsandbuttonsaredescribedbelow.
Lights
Power Onwhentheprinterison.
Error Onorflashesincombinationwithotherlightstoindicateprintingproblemsorerrors.
Condensed Onwhencondensedmodeisselected.Inthismode,theprinterprintsselectedfontsat60%oftheirwidthsothatmorecharacterscanfitonapage.
Economy Onwheneconomyprintingmodeisselected.
Ineconomymodetheprinteruseslessinkbyprintingfewerdotspercharacter.Usethismodeforroughdraftsoftextonly.
Pause Onwhenprintingispaused.Thislightflasheswhenyoucleantheprintheadsorreplaceaprintheadunitorinkcartridge.Neverturnofftheprinterwhenthe Pauselightisflashing.
The Pauselightalsoflasheswhenanerroroccurs.
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Thissectiondescribesthecontrolpanelbuttonfunctionsaswellascertainbuttoncombinationsandpoweronsequences.
Alt Whenpressedforaboutfiveseconds,movestheprintheadunittotheinstallposition.
Pressitagaintomovetheprintheadbacktothehomeposition.
Load/Eject Loadsorejectsasheetofpaper.Theprinternormallyloadsandejectspaperautomatically.
Pause Stopsprintingtemporarily.Pressitagaintoresumeprinting.Toresettheprinter,holddownthisbuttonforaboutfivesecondsuntilallthelightsturnon.Thisclearstheprinter’sbufferandrestoresthefactorydefaultsettings.
Buttoncombinationsandpoweronfunctions
Thebuttoncombinationsbelowletyouperformadditionalfunctionstocontrolyourprinter.
Alt+
POWERswitch
Printsademonstrationpageoftheprinter’sfontsandcolors.(Papermustbeloadedintheprinter.)Toexitdemonstrationmode,pressthe Pausebuttonandthenturnofftheprinter.
Load/Eject+
POWERswitch
Checksthepaperlengthandperformsaprinterselftestat360dpi.Tostoptheselftest,pressthe Pausebuttonandthenturnofftheprinter.
Alt+Pause Startstheprintheadcleaningcycle.
Pause+
POWERswitch
Enterstheprinter’sDefaultsettingmode.ToexittheDefaultsettingmode,pressthe Pausebuttonandturnofftheprinter.
Alt+
Load/Eject
Selectsacombinationofeconomyprintingandcondensedprintingmodes,asshownbelow.HolddownthebuttonstogethertoentertheEconomy/Condensedmode.Thenholdthemdownagainuntilthe Economyand Condensedlightsindicatetheappropriateselection.
Status
Economylight
Condensedlight
Economyandcondensedprintingoff Off Off
Condensedprintingon Off On
Economyprintingon On Off
Economyandcondensedprintingon On On
Alt+
Load/Eject+
POWERswitch
Enablesthenonsmearprintingfeature,whichreducesthechanceofsmearedpagesbydecreasingtheperlineprintingspeed.
Thismodeishelpfulwhenprintingoncoatedpaperbecauseitallowsmoretimefortheinktodry.Toexitthenonsmearmode,pressthe
Pausebuttonandturnofftheprinter.
Load/Eject+
Pause+
POWERswitch
Printsapagecontainingahexadecimalrepresentation(hexdump)ofthedatareceivedbytheprinterfortroubleshootingpurposes.Toexitthehexdumpmode,pressthe Pausebuttonandturnofftheprinter.
DefaultSettingMode
Additionalprinterfunctionsareavailablethroughthe
Defaultsettingmode.Becausetheprinter’sfactorydefaultsettingsaredesignedtomeettheneedsofalmostallusers,yourarelyneedtochangetheadditionalprinterfunctionslistedbelow.Ifnecessary,however,youcanturnonthe
Defaultsettingmodeandchangethesettingsusingthecontrolpanelbuttons.o Charactertable. Selectsthesetofcharactersandsymbolsthatcanbeprinted.ThedefaultistheU.S.A.charactertable.Ifyoucommonlyusealanguagecontainingaccents,symbols,orothercharactersnotavailableintheU.S.A.charactertable,changetoadifferentcharactertable.o Networkinterfacemode. Ifyou’rehavingtroubleprintingwhentheprinterisconnectedtomultiplecomputers,turnonnetworkinterfacemode.Bydefault,networkinterfacemodeisoff.o Printdirection. Specifieshowtheprintheadmovesacrossthepage.TheoptionsareUniD,BiD,andAuto(default).
WhenUniDison,theprintheadprintsinonlyonedirectiontoprovidethemostprecisealignmentforgraphicsandtext.InBiDprinting,theprintheadprintsinbothdirections.BiDisfaster,buttheverticalalignmentmaynotbeaspreciseasUniD.WhenAutoisselected,theprinterswitchesautomaticallybetweenUniDand
BiDasnecessarywhenitreceivesdata.o Autolinefeed. Specifiesthatacarriagereturncharacterencounteredintheprintfilebeaccompaniedbyalinefeedcommand.Bydefault,autolinefeedisoff.Iftextlinesprintontopofoneanother,turnonautolinefeed.o Loadingposition. Determinesthetopmarginbydefininghowclosetothepaperedgethefirstlinecanprint.Theloadingpositioncanbe3mmor8.5mm(default).
Normallyyoushoulduseyoursoftwaretoadjustyourtopmargin.o FontandPitch. Selectsthebuiltinprinterfontandcharacterpitchusedasthedefaultsetting.Thefactorydefaultpitchis10cpi;thedefaultfontis Courier.
Generallyyouuseyoursoftwaretoselectthefontandpitch.o Thickpaper. SelectEnvelope(default)ifyouprintonthickpaperorenvelopes.
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EPSONStylusCOLORIIs6 8/1/95 InkJetPrintersToturnontheDefaultsettingmodeandprintinstructions,turnofftheprinter.Thenholddownthe Pause buttonwhileyouturntheprinterbackon.Followtheinstructionsthatdescribehowtochangethedefaultsettingsbypressingthebuttonsonthecontrolpanel.
Note:YoudonotneedtousetheDefaultsettingmodeifyoucanchangeanyofthefunctionsusingyoursoftware.
ChargingtheInkDeliverySystem
Yourprintercomeswithacolorprinthead,installedintheprinter,andamonochromeprinthead,packedintheplasticstoragebox.Eachprintheadholdsacolororblackinkcartridge.
Whenyouwanttoprintincolor,youinstallthecolorprintheadunitwiththecolorinkcartridgeintheprinter,andwhenyouwanttoprintinblack,youinstallthemonochromeprintheadunitandblackinkcartridgeintheprinter.
Note:Whenprintingapagethatdoesnotincludecolor,usingtheblackinkcartridgeisfasterandmoreeconomical.However,thecolorinkcartridgecanprintcompositeblack.Compositeblackisamixtureoftheinksinthecolorinkcartridgeandcloselyresemblesblackink.
Whenyoufirstsetuptheprinter,youneedtochargeitsinkdeliverysystembyinstallingfirstthecolorinkcartridgeandthenreplacingitwiththeblackprintheadunitandcartridge.
Followtheproceduresinthissection.Evenifyoudon’tplantousetheblackinkcartridgeimmediately,youstillneedtoinstallittochargetheinkdeliverysystem.
Oncebothinkdeliverysystemsarecharged,youcaneasilyswitchbetweencolorandmonochromeprintingasneeded.w
Warning:Theinkcartridgesareselfcontainedunits.Underordinaryuse,inkwillnotleakfromacartridge.Ifinkgetsonyourhands,washthemthoroughlywithsoapandwater.Ifinkgetsintoyoureyes,flushthemimmediatelywithwater.c
Caution:Donotopentheinkcartridgepackagesuntiljustbeforeyouinstallthemortheymaybecometoodry.
Installingthecolorinkcartridge
Followthesestepstoinstallthecolorinkcartridge:1. Makesuretheprinteristurnedon.
2. Raisetheprintercoverbyliftingtheedges,asshownbelow.w
Warning:Neverinsertyourhandintothepaperpathbehindthecenterofthecover;youmaydamagetheprinterorinjureyourhand.
3. Holddownthe Alt buttonforaboutfivesecondsuntiltheprintheadmovesslightlyleft,totheinkcartridgeinstallposition.The Pause lightbeginsflashing.c
Caution:Nevermovetheprintheadbyhand;alwaysusethe Altbuttontomoveit.
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InkJetPrinters 8/1/95 EPSONStylusCOLORIIs74. Raisetheinkcartridgeclamptoopentheprintheadunit.
5. Removetheprotectivepapersheet.
6. Openthefoilinkcartridgepackagesandtakeoutthecartridges.Removethetapesealfromthetopofeachone.
Settheblackcartridgeasidefornow.c
Caution:Youmustremovethetapesealfromthetopofeachcartridge;leavingthetapeonwillpermanentlydamageacartridge.Donotremovetheclearsealfromthebottomofthecartridge;inkwillleakout.
7. Lowerthecolorinkcartridgeintotheprintheadunitwiththelabelfacingupandthearrowonthetopofthecartridgepointingtowardthebackoftheprinter.
8. Pressdowntheinkcartridgeclampuntilitlocksinplace.
Youwillfeelsomeresistance.c
Caution:o Onceyouinstallaninkcartridge,donotopentheinkcartridgeclampagainorremovethecartridgeexcepttoreplaceitwithanewone.Onceyouremoveacartridge,donotreuseit.Reusingacartridgethathasbeenremovedmaydamagetheprinthead.o Whenyouarereadytodiscardaninkcartridge,alwaysremoveitfromtheprintheadunitfirst.Donotdiscardtheprintheadunit.
9. Pressthe Altbuttonagaintoreturntheprintheadtoitshomeposition.(Evenifyoudonotpress Alt,theprintheadmovesbacktoitshomepositionabout60secondsafteryouclosetheclamp.)
Afteryouinstallthecolorinkcartridge,theprinterchargestheinkdeliverysystem.Thistakesaboutoneminute.
Duringthistime,the Pauselightflashes.Whentheprinterisfinishedcharging,the Pauselightstaysonwithoutflashing.c
Caution:o Neverturnofftheprinterwhilethe Pauselightisflashing.
Installingtheblackinkcartridge
Followthesestepstoremovethecolorprintheadunitandinstallthemonochromeprintheadunitandblackinkcartridge:1. Makesuretheprinterisonandtheprintercoverisopen.
2. Pressthe Pausebuttonuntilthe Pauselightcomeson.
3. Holddownthe Altbuttonforaboutfivesecondsuntiltheprintheadunitmovesleftslightlytotheinkcartridgeinstallposition.The Pauselightflashes.inkcartridgeclamppapersheetcolorcartridgeblackcartridge
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EPSONStylusCOLORIIs8 8/1/95 InkJetPrinters4. Raisetheblueprintheadunitreleaseleverasfarasitwillgo.c
Caution:Donotliftuptheinkcartridgeclamp;theinkcartridgeandprintheadmaybecomeunusable.
5. Graspbothsidesoftheprintheadunitandcarefullyliftitoutoftheprinter.Placetheprintheadunitonaflat,cleansurface.c
Caution:Donottouchtheelectricalcontactsonthebackandbottomoftheprintheadunitorinsidetheprinter;youmaydamagethem.
6. Removethemonochromeprintheadunitfromitsstorageboxbypressingonthenotchasshown.Placethecolorprintheadunitinthebox.Alwaysstoretheunusedprintheadunitinthisboxtoprotectitsdelicatecomponents.
7. Carefullyinsertthemonochromeprintheadunitintotheprinterwiththeelectricalcontactsandprintheadfacingthebackoftheprinter.
8. Whentheprintheadunitisfullyseated,pressdowntheblueprintheadreleaseleveruntilitclicksintoplace.c
Caution:Makesurethatthe Errorand Pauselightsarenotflashing.Iftheyflash,youmustremovetheprintheadunit
(beginningatstep4)andreinsertit.
9. Opentheinkcartridgeclampandremovetheprotectivepapersheet.
10.Lowertheblackinkcartridgeintotheprintheadunitwiththelabelfacingupandthearrowonthetopofthecartridgepointingtowardthebackoftheprinter.
11.Pressdowntheinkcartridgeclampuntilitlocksinplace.
Youwillfeelsomeresistance.releaseleverpapersheetinkcartridgeclamp
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Caution:Onceyouinstallaninkcartridge,donotopentheinkcartridgeclamporremovethecartridgeexcepttoreplaceitwithanewone.Onceyouremoveacartridge,donotreuseit.Reusingacartridgethathasbeenremovedmaydamagetheprinthead.
12.Pressthe Altbuttonagaintoreturntheprintheadtoitshomeposition.(Evenifyoudonotpress Alt,theprintermovestheprintheadbacktoitshomepositionabout
60secondsafteryouclosetheclamp.)
Afteryouinstalltheblackinkcartridge,theprinterchargestheinkdeliverysystem.Thistakesaboutoneminute.
Duringthistime,the Pauselightflashes.Whentheprinterfinishescharging,the Pauselightstaysonwithoutflashing.c
Caution:Makesuretheprintercompletestheinkchargingprocessevenifyouplantoreinstallthecolorprintheadunit.Ifthechargingprocessisnotcompleted,theprintermaybedamaged.
13.Closetheprintercover.c
Caution:o Neverturnofftheprinterwhilethe Pauselightisflashing.o Whenyouarereadytodiscardaninkcartridge,alwaysremoveitfromtheprintheadunitfirst.Donotdiscardtheprintheadunit.o Whenyouswitchbetweenprintheadunits,alwaysleavetheinkcartridgeinstalled.Onceyouremoveacartridge,donotreuseit.Reusingacartridgethathasbeenremovedmaydamagetheprinthead.o UseonlygenuineEPSONinkcartridgesanddonotrefillthem.OtherproductsmaycausedamagetoyourprinterthatisnotcoveredbyEPSON’swarranties.
Whenyouwanttoprintincoloragain,replacethemonochromeprintheadunitwiththecolorprintheadunit.
Inordertomaintainoptimumprintquality,theprinterperiodicallyperformsacleaningoperation.Youmaynoticethecleaningcyclebeingperformedwhentheprinterhasbeenonforawhilewithoutbeingusedorwhenyouturnitonafterithasbeenoffforawhile.
Youmayalsoneedtomanuallyactivateacleaningcycleifyounoticeadeclineinprintquality.
TestingthePrinter
Beforecontinuing,testtheprintertomakesureitisfunctioningproperly.Fortheselftest,usepaperthatisatleast8.25inches(210mm)wide;otherwiseinkspraysdirectlyontotheplatenandcansmearsubsequentpages.
1. Pressthe POWERswitchtoturnofftheprinter.c
Caution:Neverturnofftheprinterbyunpluggingitorturningoffapowerstrip.Alwaysturnofftheprinterbypressingthe
POWERswitch.
2. Whileholdingdownthe Load/Ejectbutton,pressthe
POWERswitchtoturnontheprinter.
Theprinterbeginsprintingin360dpi(dotsperinch)onthefirstandlastlinesofthefirstsheetofpapertomeasurethepagelength.Thenitprintscharactersamplesonthenextsheetusingtheavailablefontsand,whenthecolorprintheadisinstalled,availablecolors.
3. Toendtheselftest,pressthe Pausebuttonandthenturnofftheprinter.Otherwise,thetestcontinuesuntilthepaperinthesheetfeederrunsout.c
Caution:Donotturnofftheprinterbeforepressingthe Pausebutton.
Ifthequalityofthetestoutputisnotgood,youmayneedtorunacleaningcycletocleantheprintheads.(Itmaytakeasmanyasfivecleaningcyclestofullysolvetheproblem.)
CalibratingthePrinter
Yourprinterhasbeencalibratedatthefactorysothatverticallinesinyourtextandgraphicsareproperlyaligned.Ifyounoticemisalignedimagesinprintouts,however,youcancalibratetheprinterwiththeBiDCalibrationUtility.Youcalibratetheprintertwice—oncewiththemonochromeprintheadinstalledandoncewiththecolorprintheadinstalled.
Youmayneedtodothisaftermovingtheprintertoanewlocation,forexample.
YoucancopytheBiDCalibrationUtilityfromtheWindowsprinterdriverdiskettetoyourharddisk,orrunitfromthediskettewhenneeded.Followthesesteps:1. IfyoudidnotinstalltheBiDCalibrationUtilityonyourharddisk,insertthedriverdisketteinyourcomputer’sdiskettedrive.
2. MakesureWindowsProgramManagerisrunning.
3. ToopentheBiDCalibrationUtility,choose RunfromtheFilemenu.TheRundialogboxappears.
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EPSONStylusCOLORIIs10 8/1/95 InkJetPrinters4. Typethedriveanddirectorynamewheretheutilityislocated.Forexample,type A:CALIBRAT(or
C:\directory\CALIBRATifitisonyourharddisk).Thenpress Enter.
5. WhenyouseetheCalibrationUtilityscreen,makesure
StylusCOLORIIs isselectedastheprinter.Ifitisn’t,use
› or ? toselectit.
Alsomakesure PrintCalibrationPattern isselectedatthebottomofthescreen.(Usethe Tabkeytomovedownand
› toselectit,ifnecessary.)
6. Press Entertoselect Calibrate.Theprinterstartsthecalibrationprocess.
7. Thenextscreenpromptsyoutoenteranoffsetvaluetoaligntheprinthead.
Waitfor1minutewhiletheprinterprintsapageofmultiplepatternsofverticallines,eachofwhichisassignedanoffsetvalue.Inmostpatterns,theverticallinesareslightlymisaligned.Lookforthepatternthatismostcloselyaligned.
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8. Entertheoffsetvalueofthepatternthatismostcloselyalignedandpress Enter.Theprinterprintsanothersheettoverifythatthealignmentiscorrect.
9. Iftheverticallinesonthesheetarealigned,press Enter toselect Done.Ifthelinesarenotaligned,press Tabtomoveto Recalibrate ;thenpress Entertorepeatthecalibration.
Ifyounoticelaterthattheverticalalignmentofyourprintedpagesisoff,repeatthecalibrationprocedure.
LoadingPlainPaper
Thissectionexplainshowtoloadplainbondpaperintheprinter.Forinstructionsonloadingcoatedorglossypaper,envelopes,andtransparencies,oronfeedingpaperonesheetatatime,seethelaterappropriatesection.
Youcanloadupto100sheetsofplainpaperinthesheetfeeder.Besuretoloaditwiththeprintablesurfacefacingup.
Theprintablesurfaceismarkedwithanarrowonmostplainpaperpackaging.
1. Slideouttheoutputtraylocatedatthebottomoftheprinter;thenpullouttheextension.
2. Slidetheleftedgeguideonthesheetfeedertotheleftasfarasitwillgo.
3. Fanastackofpaper;thentapitonaflatsurfacetoeventheedges.
4. Loadthestackofpaper,printablesideup,sothatitsrightedgerestsagainsttherightsideofthesheetfeeder.extensionoutputtray
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5. Slidetheleftedgeguideagainsttheleftedgeofthepaperasshownbelow.
FeedingPaperOneSheetataTime
Youmayfindinstanceswhenyouprefertofeedpaperintotheprinteronesheetatatime(whenusingglossypaper,forexample).Followthesesteps:1. Makesurethatprintingispaused.Todothis,pressthe
Pausebutton.
2. Removeanypaperfromthesheetfeederandthepaperpath.
3. Movethepaperthicknesslevertothethickpaperposition.
4. Setthethicknessadjustmentleverforthetypeofpaperyouareloading.
5. Feedthepaperonesheetatatimeintothesheetfeeder.
LoadingSpecialPapersandOtherMedia
Whenusingspecialcoatedpaper,glossypaper,envelopes,andtransparencies,keepthefollowinginmind:Donottouchtheprintablesurfaceofthepaper;holdthesheetsbytheiredges.Themoistureandoilsonyourhandscanreduceprintquality.
Usespecialcoatedpaperandglossypaperswithinoneyearofpurchase.Usetransparencieswithinsixmonths.
BeforeprintingonEPSONhighqualityglossypaper,orspecialcoatedpaperfor720or360dpi,makesurethecolorprintheadunitisinstalledand ColorHeadUnit isselectedinthedriver’sDocumentTypedialogbox.Ifyouareloadingglossypaper,makesuretoset Super720 dpi astheprintingmodeinthedriver’sPrintingMode/Optionsdialogbox.
Whenprintingonhighqualityglossypaperortransparencies,removeeachsheetfromtheoutputtrayimmediatelyafteritisprinted.Makesureeachsheetisdrybeforestacking.
Returnunusedsheetsandenvelopestotheiroriginalpackageassoonaspossibleafteryoufinishprinting.
Unfavorablestorageconditions—especiallyhightemperature,humidity,anddirectsunlight—candamagethemedia.
Followanyotherspecialloadingproceduresincludedintherestofthissection.
LoadingSpecialPapersandTransparencies
Thefollowingprocedureexplainshowtoloadcoatedpapers,glossypaper,andtransparencies.Youcanloaduptothefollowingnumberofsheetsinthesheetfeeder:o 70sheetsofspecialcoatedpaper.Ifyouloadlegalsizespecialcoatedpaperfor720dpi,donotloaditmorethanhalfwaytothearrowmarkontheleftedgeguideofthesheetfeeder.o 30sheetsofEPSONhighqualityglossypaperwithasheetofplainpaperbeneaththelastsheetinthestack.Toavoidprintingontheplainpaper,printyourdocumentonepageatatime.o 50sheetsoftransparencyfilm,printedoneatatime,withonesheetofplainpaperbeneaththelasttransparencyinthestack.
Followthesestepstoloadspecialpaperortransparencyfilm:1. Slideouttheoutputtraylocatedatthebottomoftheprinter;thenpullouttheextension.
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EPSONStylusCOLORIIs12 8/1/95 InkJetPrinters2. Slidetheleftedgeguideonthesheetfeedertotheleftasfarasitwillgo.
3. Fanastackofpaperortransparencies;thentapitonaflatsurfacetoeventheedges.
4. Loadthepaperortransparencieswiththeprintablesurfacefaceup.Forcoatedpapers,theprintablesideiswhiterthantheotherside.Forglossypaperandtransparencies,theprintablesideisfaceupwhenthecutcornerispositionedasshownintheillustrationbelow.
5. Changetheprinterdriversettingssotheyareappropriateforthepaperortransparencyfilmyouloaded.
Onceyourdriversettingsarecorrect,choose PrintintheFilemenuofyourapplicationprogramtoprintonthemediayouloaded.
LoadingEnvelopes
Donotuseenvelopesthatarecurledorfolded,oronesthataretoothin;theymaycurlduringprinting.Also,donotchoose720dpiresolutionforenvelopeprinting.
Followthesestepstoloadenvelopes:1. Makesureyousetthepaperthicknessandthicknessadjustmentleverstothecorrectpositionsforenvelopeprinting.
2. Youcanloadupto10envelopesinthesheetfeederwiththeprintablesidefacingup(forward)asshown.
3. Adjusttheleftedgeguidesotheenvelopesfeedstraightintothepaperpath.
4. Changetheprinterdriversettingssotheyareappropriatefortheenvelopesyouloaded.
Onceyouselecttheenvelopesizeandchangeanyotherprintersettings,choose PrintintheFilemenutoprintontheenvelopes.
PaperJamProblems
Ifpaperjamsinsidetheprinterfrequently,trythefollowing:o Useahigherqualitypaperthatissuitableforinkjetprintersandisnottoothin,toothick,orrough.Forbestquality,useEPSONspecialcoatedandhighqualityglossypapers.o Fanthestackofpaperbeforeyouloadit.o Donotloadtoomanysheetsinthesheetfeeder.Youcanloadupto100sheetsofplainpaper,70sheetsofspecialcoatedpaper,10envelopes,50sheetsoftransparencyfilm
(withonesheetofplainpaperbeneaththestack),or30sheetsofhighqualityglossypaper(withonesheetofplainpaperbeneaththestack).o Ifyouloadedplainpaper,tryturningthestackover.Theprintablesidemayhavebeenfacingdown.
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ReplacinganInkCartridge
Youneedtoreplaceaninkcartridgewhentheinkrunsoutorifprintqualitydeclines.Theprinter’s Errorlighttellsyouwhentheinkcartridgeislowoninkandwhenyouneedtoreplacethecartridge.Ifthe Errorlightflashes,thecartridgeislowonink.Iftheprinterstops,the Pauselightcomeson,andthe Errorlightflashesrapidly,thecartridgeisempty.
Beforereplacingacartridge,trycleaningtheprintheadasdescribedinthenextsection.c
Caution:o Donotreplaceaninkcartridgeunlessthe Errorlighttellsyouto.Ifyoureplaceacartridgebeforethelightflashes,theinkmonitoringsytemwillfalselycausethe Errorlighttoflashwiththenewcartridgebeforeitisoutofink.o Leavetheoldcartridgeinstalledintheprinteruntilyouarereadytoreplaceitwithanewone.Attemptingtoprintwithoutacartridgeinstalledcandamagetheprinter.o Whenyoudiscardyourusedinkcartridge,alwaysremoveitfromtheprintheadunitfirst.Donotdiscardtheprintheadunit.o Onceyouinstallaninkcartridge,donotopentheclamporremovethecartridgeexcepttoreplaceitwithanewone.
Onceyouremoveacartridge,youcannotreuseit.
Ifprintqualityhasdeclinedandfiveprintheadcleaningcyclesdidnotimproveit,contactyourdealer.(Youcancheckprintqualitybydoingaprinterselftest.)
SelectingtheCorrectInkCartridges
UseonlytheseEPSONinkcartridges:Blackinkcartridge S020047
Colorinkcartridge S020049c
Caution:UseonlygenuineEPSONcartridgesanddonotrefillthem.
OtherproductsmaycausedamagetoyourprinterthatisnotcoveredbyEPSON’swarranties.
RemovingandInstallinganInkCartridge
Followthesestepstoreplaceaninkcartridge:1. Makesuretheprinterisonandthe Errorlightisflashing.
2. Pressthe Pausebutton;the Pauselightcomeson.
3. Opentheprintercoverbyliftingtheedgesonbothsides.
4. Holddownthe Altbuttonforaboutfivesecondsuntiltheprintheadmovesslightlyleft,totheinkcartridgeinstallposition.The Pauselightbeginsflashing.
Thecarriagereturnstothehomepositionafter60secondsiftheinkcartridgeisnotremoved.c
Caution:Nevermovetheprintheadbyhand;alwaysusethe Altbuttontomoveit.
5. Raisetheinkcartridgeclamptoopenit.Thecartridgerisespartiallyoutoftheprinter.
6. Liftthecartridgeoutoftheprinteranddisposeofitcarefullysoanyexcessinkdoesnotspillout.Donottaketheusedcartridgeapartortrytorefillit.w
Warning:Ifinkgetsonyourhands,washthemthoroughlywithsoapandwater.Ifinkgetsintoyoureyes,flushthemimmediatelywithwater.
7. Openthepackagecontainingtheinkcartridgeandremovethecartridgefromitsfoilwrapper.Removethetapesealfromthetopofthecartridge.c
Caution:Youmustremovethetapesealfromthetopofthecartridge;leavingthetapeonwillpermanentlydamageit.
Donotremovethecleartapesealfromthebottomofthecartridge;inkwillleakout.inkcartridgeclampcolorcartridgeblackcartridge
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EPSONStylusCOLORIIs14 8/1/95 InkJetPrinters8. Lowertheinkcartridgeintotheprintheadunitwiththe labelfacingupandthearrowonthetopofthecartridge pointingtowardthebackoftheprinter. 9. Presstheinkcartridgeclampdownuntilitlocksinplace. Youwillfeelsomeresistance. c Caution: Onceyouinstallaninkcartridge,donotopentheink cartridgeclampagainorremovethecartridgeexceptto replaceitwithanewone.Onceyouremoveacartridge,do notreuseit.Reusingacartridgethathasbeenremoved maydamagetheprinthead. 10.Pressthe Altbuttonagaintoreturntheprintheadtoits homeposition.(Evenifyoudonotpress Alt,theprinter movestheprintheadbacktoitshomepositionabout60 secondsafteryouclosetheclamp.) The Pauselightflashesastheprinterchargestheink deliverysystem. 11.Closetheprintercover.Whenthechargingcyclefinishes, the Pauselightstopsflashingandstayson.Pressthe Pausebuttontoturnoffthelightandresumeprinting. c Caution: o Neverturnofftheprinterwhilethe Pauselightisflashing. o Whenyouarereadytodiscardaninkcartridge,always removeitfromtheprintheadunitfirst.Donotdiscardthe printheadunit. o UseonlygenuineEPSONinkcartridgesanddonotrefill them.Otherproductsmaycausedamagetoyourprinter thatisnotcoveredbyEPSON’swarranties. Inordertomaintainoptimumprintquality,theprinter periodicallyperformsacleaningoperation.Youmaynotice thecleaningcyclebeingperformedwhentheprinterhas beenonforawhilewithoutbeingusedorwhenyouturnon theprinterafterithasbeenoffforawhile. Youmayalsoneedtomanuallyactivateacleaningcycleifyou noticeadeclineinprintquality.Seethenextsectionformore information. CleaningthePrintHead Theprinterperiodicallycleanstheprintheadautomatically, sonormallyyoushouldnotneedtomanuallyrunacleaning cycle.However,ifprintqualitydiminishes,runtheprint headcleaningcycletoenablethenozzlestodeliverink properly. Thecleaningcycletakesaboutoneminute,duringwhichthe carriagemovesandyouheartheprinterrechargingtheprint head.The Pauselightflashesthroughoutthecleaningcycle andthenstaysonwhenthecycleisfinished. Followthesestepstocleaneitherprinthead: 1. Makesuretheprinteristurnedonandpressthe Pause button. 2. Holddownthe Altbuttonandpress Pause.Thecleaning cyclebegins. 3. Whenthecleaningcycleisdone,pressthe Pausebuttonto resumeprinting. Itcansometimestakeuptofivecleaningcyclestoimprove printquality.Iftheprintqualitydoesnotimproveafteryou cleantheprintheadsfivetimes,contactyourdealer. Tocleantheotherprinthead,replacetheonecurrently installed.Thenrepeatthestepsabove. InformationReferenceList EngineeringChangeNotices None ProductSupportBulletins None TechnicalInformationBulletins None RelatedDocumentation TMSTYCLRIIS EPSONStylusCOLORIIsServiceManual PLSTYCLRIIS EPSONStylusCOLORIIsPartsPriceList 4004979 EPSONStylusCOLORIIsUser’sGuide 4004976 EPSONStylusCOLORIIsSetupGuide EPSONStylusCOLORIIs InkJetPrinters 8/1/95 EPSONStylusCOLORIIs15

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