Epson Stylus Pro 10000 Print Engine with Archival Ink Download Manual

EPSON Stylus

Pro 10000
Quick Reference Guide
EPSON Stylus

Pro 10000
Printed in USA
CPD-12209Loading Roll Paper
Loading Roll Paper
First you attach the paper roll to the spindle and placethe spindle in the printer. Then you load the paper forprinting.
Setting Up the Paper and Spindle
1 Open the roll paper cover and lift out the spindle.
2 Slide the movable paper stop off the left end of thespindle.
3 Position the roll so the paper unwinds as shown, thenslide the roll onto the spindle so it fits securely againstthe paper stop.
Handle the roll carefully and avoid touching theprintable side of the paper with bare hands.
Fingerprints may affect print quality.
4 Slide the movable paper stop back onto the spindleand insert it firmly into the end of the roll.
5 Insert the white end of the spindle (with the fixedpaper stop) into the right mounting bracket. You canuse either the upper or lower bracket.
6 Place the black end of the spindle into the leftmounting bracket inside the printer.
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paper stopLoading Roll Paper (Continued)
Loading Roll Paper (Continued)
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3 Feed the paper into the paper slot and then pull itdown so it extends through the slot.
4 T urn the paper roll back to remove the slack. Thenalign the paper with the two rows of holes at thepaper exit.
Loading Roll Paper for Printing
Once the roll paper is attached to the spindle and insertedin the printer, you’re ready to load it for printing.
1 Make sure the printer is turned on. Then press the
Paper Source button repeatedly until one of the
Roll lights comes on (either Roll Auto Cut or Roll
Cutter Off).
To avoid feeding excess paper, make sure youdon‘t select Sheet when you’re using roll paper.
2 Pull the paper set lever out, to the released position.
To avoid damaging the printer, never movethe paper set lever while the Operate or Pauselight is flashing.
5 Push the paper set lever all the way in, then close theroll paper cover.
If you’re using Roll Auto Cut and the leading edge ofthe paper is uneven, press the Cut/Eject button torecut the edge.
6 Press the Pause button. The print head moves andthe paper feeds into printing position automatically.
READY appears on the control panel display.Loading and Using Cut Sheet Paper
Loading and Using Cut Sheet Paper
Printing on Posterboard
When you print on posterboard (more than 19 mil thick),you need to open the lower cover before you feed theboard for printing. Follow steps 1 and 2 to the left, thenopen the lower cover.
1 Pull the paper set lever out.
2 Feed the board into the paper slot until the bottomedge rests behind the open lower cover.
3 Align the board with the scale on the roll paper cover.
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To avoid damaging the printer, never movethe paper set lever while the Operate or Pauselight is flashing.
4 Feed the sheet into the paper slot until it extendsthrough the slot. Align the paper with the scale onthe roll paper cover.
5 Press the Pause button. The print head moves andthe paper feeds into printing position automatically.
READY appears on the control panel display.
6 Print your page. After printing, the sheet stays in theprinter.
7 T o remove the print, hold it while pressing the lower
Paper Feed button.
4 Align the board with the vertical row of holes at thepaper exit.
5 While holding the board in position, push the paperset lever all the way in. Close the lower cover.
6 Press the Pause button. The print head moves andthe posterboard feeds into printing position. READYappears on the control panel display.
7 Run your print job. After printing, the posterboardstays in the printer.
8 Hold the posterboard as you pull the paper set leverout. Then gently remove the print at the paper exit.
1 Make sure roll paper is not loaded for printing, andthe roll paper cover is closed.
2 Press the Paper Source button repeatedly until the
Sheet light comes on.
3 Make sure the paper set lever is all the way in, in thesecured position.Checking and Cleaning the Print Head
Checking and Cleaning the Print Head
First you print a nozzle check pattern to see if the printhead needs cleaning. If dots are missing from the pattern,you need to run a cleaning cycle. After cleaning, runanother nozzle check.
1 Load a sheet of paper (or roll paper) in the printer.
2 Press the SelecType

button repeatedly until TEST
PRINT MENU appears on the display.
3 Press the Item button. NOZZLE CHECK = PRINTappears on the display.
4 Press the Enter button. The nozzle check prints asshown below:If all the lines on the check pattern are complete, withno gaps in the dot pattern, the print head doesn’t needcleaning.
To avoid damaging the printer, don’t turn it offuntil the cleaning cycle is finished and the
Pause light has stopped flashing.
7 When the Pause light goes off, follow steps 1 through
4 to run another nozzle check to make sure the printhead is clean.
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If dots are missing from the pattern, as shown below,you need to run a cleaning cycle.
5 Make sure that all of the Ink Out lights on theprinter’s control panel are off. If an Ink Out light isflashing or on, you need to replace the correspondingink cartridge instead.
6 Press the Cleaning button and hold it for at least
3 seconds. The Pause light flashes as the printercleans its print head. The cleaning cycle takes abouta minute and does not use any paper.Aligning the Print Head
Aligning the Print Head
If banding appears on your prints, or vertical lines are notstraight, you need to align the print head. This processaligns the head for all modes and resolutions.
You can use EPSON roll paper to print the alignmentpatterns. Two rows consisting of sets of 15 bars are printedacross the width of the paper. It takes about 10 minutes toprint both rows.
1 Load roll paper that is at least 24 inches wide in theprinter.
2 Press the SelecType button until HEAD
ALIGNMENT MENU is displayed.
3 Press the Item button. PAPER THICK=STD appearson the display.
If you are using EPSON paper, leave this setting on
STD.
If you are using other media, enter the thickness valueof the paper in 0.1-mm increments by pressing the
+ or – button.
4 Press the Enter button to save the setting. ADJUST.
PATT.=ALL appears on the display.
5 Press the Enter button to print both rows ofalignment patterns.
If you want to print a single row of alignmentpatterns, press the + or – button until the rownumber appears. Then press the Enter button.
6 Examine the first row. You see a series of patternssimilar to the pattern below across the width of thepaper. Determine which bar in the first pattern hasthe smallest gaps. In the example below, #8 has thesmallest gaps.
7 Look at the other patterns in the first row to see ifthe same number consistently has the smallest gaps.
If not, choose the number that generally has thesmallest gaps.
8 Check the control panel display. Use the + or –button to select the best aligned bar for row #1. Thenpress the Enter button to register the setting.
9 Repeat steps 6 through 8 for the second row ofpatterns.
10 If you were not able to choose a bar that consistentlyhad the smallest gaps, print the alignment patternsagain. Then repeat steps 6 through 8 for that row.
Repeat this step until you can choose a bar that isconsistently the best aligned in every pattern in therow.
11 After you have registered a number for both rows,press the Pause button to exit head alignment mode.
5Checking Ink Levels and Replacing Ink Cartridges
Checking Ink Levels and Replacing Ink Cartridges
Replacing Ink Cartridges
When one of the INK OUT lights is flashing and INK LOWis displayed on the control panel, the correspondingcartridge is nearly empty. Make sure you have the correctreplacement cartridge.
Photographic Dye ink:Black T499201
Yellow T500201
Magenta T501201
Cyan T502201
Light Magenta T503201
Light Cyan T504201
Archival ink:Black T511201
Yellow T512201
Magenta T513201
Cyan T514201
Light Magenta T515201
Light Cyan T516201
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Before you begin a large print job, you should check yourink levels. If one of your cartridges is low, you can replace itbefore you start. Or, you can wait until the ink runs out,replace the cartridge, and then continue the job withoutany loss of print quality.
Checking Ink Levels
1 Press the SelecType button until PRINTER STATUS
MENU appears on the display.
2 Press the Item button. VERSION appears, indicating the firmware version installed inyour printer.
3 Continue pressing the Item button to display theamount remaining for each of the 6 inks:E*****F = full
E ****F = 3/4 full
E ***F = 1/2 full
E **F = 1/4 full
E *F = nearly empty
E F = empty
4 Press SelecType to exit the Printer Status menu.
When one of the INK OUT lights stays on and INK OUTis displayed, the cartridge is empty. To replace thecartridge, first make sure the printer is on.
1 Push the indentation on the ink compartment coverto release the lock and open the cover.
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2 Locate the slot containing the empty ink cartridgecorresponding to the Ink Out light. Press down onthe top of the clamp and pull it forward.Replacing Ink Cartridges (Continued)
Replacing Ink Cartridges (Continued)
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3 Carefully pull the empty cartridge straight out of theprinter.
If ink gets on your hands, wash themthoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets intoyour eyes, flush them immediately with water.
If you can’t insert the cartridge smoothly, youmay have the wrong cartridge. Check thepackage and product code.
6 Push the cartridge clamp back into the lockedposition. Make sure the corresponding Ink Out lightgoes off.
If the Ink Out light remains on, the cartridgemay not be installed correctly. Remove thecartridge and then reinsert it as describedabove.
7 Close the ink compartment cover. 4 Make sure the replacement cartridge is the correctcolor, and remove it from its package.
If you’re using Archival ink, shake the cartridge gentlybefore installing it.
5 Hold the cartridge with the arrow mark on the leftside and pointing to the rear of the printer. Theninsert the cartridge into the slot. Don’t force it.Message Light Explanation Response
INK LOW Ink Out light(s) flashing Ink cartridge(s) nearly Replace ink cartridge(s) indicatedempty (printing continues). by Ink Out light(s). See page 7.
INK OUT Ink Out light(s) on Ink cartridge(s) empty Replace ink cartridges indicated
(printing stops). by Ink Out light(s). See page 7.
LOAD ROLL PAPER Paper Out light on Paper source setting in Make sure the right paper is loaded
LOAD SHEET PAPER print options is different and the paper source setting is thefrom control panel. same on the control panel and printoptions.
MAINTENANCE REQ. A maintenance part will Note the error number and contact
need to be replaced soon. EPSON.
Error messages
For a complete list of error messages, see your Printer Guide.
Control Panel Messages
Control Panel Messages
Message Light Explanation or response
READY Operate light on Printer is ready to print.
PRINTING Operate light flashing Printer is receiving data.
RESET All lights flash briefly Printer is resetting.
PRESS PAUSE BUTTON Pause light on Press the Pause button to continue.
WAIT Pause light on or Printer is warming up, performing maintenance, orflashing charging ink.
PAUSE Pause light on Printer is paused. To resume printing, press the Pausebutton.
INK DRY FOR Pause light flashing Printer is paused to let ink dry. Wait for the number of
MIN minutes shown.
Status messages
These messages indicate normal phases of printer operation.
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8Where To Get Help
Where To Get Help
Control Panel Messages (Continued)
Control Panel Messages (Continued)
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Message Light Explanation Response
PAPER JAM Paper Out light Paper has jammed in theflashing printer.
PAPER NOT STRAIGHT Paper Out light on Paper was fed at an angle.
SERVICE REQ. All lights flashing An error has occurred.

TURN PWR OFF AND This message appears after
ON you clear a paper jam.
Error messages (Continued)
EPSON and EPSON Stylus are registered trademarks of SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION. EPSON Preferred is a service mark of
Epson America, Inc.
Copyright 2001 by Epson America, Inc. 5/01
Service Access
Telephone support Call (888) 377-6611. Make sureyou have your Unit ID number.
World Wide Web Go to http://prographics.epson.com
EPSON E-MAIL technical Go to http://support.epson.com and complete the form under thesupport troubleshooting tab.
Support for non-EPSON RIP Contact the RIP manufacturer.
Place your EPSON Preferred
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Unit ID label here
Pull the paper set lever all theway out and open the lowercover if necessary. Then removethe jammed paper, close thelower cover, and push the leverin. Turn the printer off and thenback on.
Reload paper, making sure theedges are straight and lined upwith the row of holes.
Note the error number, and turnthe printer off and then on. If themessage remains, contact
EPSON.
Turn the printer off and then onagain.EPSON Stylus Pro 10000 Quick Reference Guide EPSON Stylus Pro 10000 Printed in USA CPD-12209

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