Epson Stylus Pro 3800 Portrait Edition Download Manual

Epson Stylus

Pro 3800
PRINTER GUIDEsp3800Guide.book Page 1 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM2
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Seiko Epson Corporation. The information contained herein is designed only for use with these Epson printers. Epson is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other printers.
Trademarks
Epson and Epson Stylus are registered trademarks, and Epson UltraChromeK3 and Exceed Your Vision are trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation.
UltraSmooth is a registered trademark, PhotoEnhance is a trademark, and Epson Preferred and Epson Store are service marks of Epson America, Inc.
General Notice: Other product names used herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. Epson disclaims any and all rights in those marks.
The ENERGY STAR emblem does not represent EPA endorsement of any product or service.
Legal Notices
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 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.) failure to strictly comply with Seiko Epson Corporation’s operating and maintenance instructions.
Seiko Epson Corporation shall not be liable for any damages or problems arising from the use of any options or any consumable products other than those designated as Original Epson Products or Epson Approved Products by
Seiko Epson Corporation.

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FCC Compliance Statement
For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio or television reception. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio and television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation betwee n the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outle t on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experien ced radio/TV technician for help.
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. If this equipment has more than one interface connector, do not leave cables connected to unused interfaces. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
For Canadian Users
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.sp3800Guide.book Page 3 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM4sp3800Guide.book Page 4 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM5
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Contents
Introduction
Warnings, Cautions, Notes, and Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Macintosh System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Windows System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Options and Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Where To Get Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
1 Setting Up the Printer On a Network
Connecting to the Network . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Configuring the Network Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Installing the Software for Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Adding the Printer in Mac OS X 10.4.x . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Adding the Printer in Mac OS X 10.3.9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Installing the Software for Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Adding the Network Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Installing the Printer Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
2 Handling Paper and Other Media
Selecting Media for Your Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Guidelines for Using Epson Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Choosing the Correct Paper Path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Loading Paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
Loading Paper Into the Rear Manual Feed Slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Loading Paper Into the Front Manual Feed Slot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Adjusting the Platen Gap for Thick or Thin Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Using Special Paper Configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Creating a Paper Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Selecting a Paper Configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47sp3800Guide.book Page 5 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM-6
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3 Printing with Epson Drivers for Macintosh
Choosing Page Setup Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Choosing Basic Print Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Choosing Color Management and Paper Configuration Options . . . . . 55
Choosing Expansion Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Creating a Custom Preset and Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Choosing Advanced Black and White Photo Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Managing Print Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Checking Ink and Maintenance Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
4 Printing with Epson Drivers for Windows
Choosing Basic Print Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Choosing Paper and Layout Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Choosing Paper Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Choosing Layout Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Choosing Advanced Print Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
Choosing Advanced Black and White Photo Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Managing Print Jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Managing Prints Using the Progress Meter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Setting Monitoring Preferences and Optimizing Print Speed . . . . . 77
5 Maintaining and Transporting the Printer
Checking Printer Status and Part Life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Printing Status Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Viewing Status Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Checking and Cleaning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Running a Power Cleaning Cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Aligning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Replacing Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Performing Additional Maintenance Tasks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
Changing the Black Ink Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94
Changing the Date and Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Adjusting the LCD Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Using Maintenance Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Replacing the Maintenance Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Cleaning the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100sp3800Guide.book Page 6 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM-7
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Transporting or Storing the Printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Preparing the Printer for Shipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Setting Up the Printer After Transportation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Uninstalling and Reinstalling the Printer Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Macintosh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Windows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Updating Your Printer Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Downloading the Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Updating the Firmware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
6 Solving Problems
Diagnosing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Checking Error Messages and Lights . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Improving Print Quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Solving Operational Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Solving Miscellaneous Printing Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Solving Paper Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
Paper Skews When Printing on Large Format Media . . . . . . . . . . 121
Paper Feed or Paper Jam Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
A Specifications
Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Dimensions and Weight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Printer Interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Safety Approvals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
Printable Area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
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This Printer Guide provides basic information for using your printer.
It describes how to select and load paper, choose software settings for the best printing results, and install the printer software in a network environment. It also includes instructions for replacing your ink cartridges and performing other maintenance procedures, and how to troubleshoot problems.
For additional information, see the following:• The Start Here sheet explains how to set up your printer, install the software for a USB connection, and load paper. Be sure to follow these instructions to set up your printer correctly. If you are connecting the printer to a network, you also need to see Chapter 1 in this Printer Guide for software installation instructions.
The on-screen Network Guide on the CD-ROM describes how to set up and configure the printer for use on a network.
The on-screen User’s Guide on the CD-ROM provides complete information about your printer. You can read the guide using a web browser, such as Safari
TM
1.0 or later, Mozilla

FireFox

1.0 or later, or
Netscape

Navigator
or Microsoft

Internet Explorer, versions 4.0 or later.
Warnings, Cautions, Notes, and Tips
These symbols are used in this book:WARNINGS must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.
Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.
Notes contain important information about your printer.
Tips contain additional hints on how to get the most out of your printer.
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Macintosh System Requirements
To use your printer in either a stand-alone or peer-to-peer network environment, your Macintosh

system should meet these requirements:Mac OS X 10.3.9 to 10.4.x
PowerPC G5, Intel, or higher processor
At least 1GB of RAM (2GB or more recommended)
At least 100MB of free hard disk space to install the software and at least
30GB of free hard disk space for processing files
Quad-speed (4×) or faster CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the printer software
For USB connection: a compliant USB Hi-Speed 2.0 port and a shielded USB “AB” cable from Series A (computer) to Series B (printer), up to 10 feet long
For network connection: Ethernet-equipped Macintosh and a compatible cable
Windows System Requirements
To use your printer in either a stand-alone or peer-to-peer network environment, your system should meet these requirements:IBM

-compatible PC with a Pentium

4, 2.1 GHz or higher processor recommended
Windows

2000, XP, or XP Professional x64 Edition
At least 1GB of RAM
At least 100MB of free hard disk space to install the software, and at least 20GB of free hard disk space for processing files
Quad-speed (4×) or faster CD-ROM or DVD drive for installing the printer software
For USB connection: a Windows-compliant USB Hi-Speed 2.0 port and a shielded USB “AB” cable from Series A (computer) to Series B
(printer), up to 10 feet long
For Ethernet connection: Ethernet-equipped PC and a compatible cable
Caution: Using an improperly shielded cable—especially a cable more than 10 feet long—may cause the printer to malfunction.
Note: USB 2.0 is required to allow the printer to run at full speed. sp3800Guide.book Page 10 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM11
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Options and Supplies
Your Epson Stylus

Pro 3800 offers these optional upgrades and supplies:You can purchase genuine Epson

ink and paper from an authorized Epson reseller. To find the nearest reseller, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766).
Or you can purchase online at www.epsonstore.com (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales).
Option Product code
One-year extended warranty EPP38B1
Two-year extended warranty EPP38B2
Replacement Ink Maintenance Cartridge T582000
Ink cartridges
Photo Black T580100
Cyan T580200
Magenta T580300
Yellow T580400
Light Cyan T580500
Light Magenta T580600
Light Black T580700
Matte Black T580800
Light Light Black T580900
Tip: Check the Epson Pro
Graphics website at prographics.epson.com for accessories and options that are currently available.sp3800Guide.book Page 11 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM12
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Where To Get Help
Epson provides technical support and information on the installation, configuration, and operation of professional printing products through the
Epson Preferred Protection Plan. Dial (888) 377-6611, 6 AM to 6 PM,
Pacific Time, Monday through Friday. Support hours and days are subject to change without notice.
Before you call, make sure you have your Unit ID number, which is included with the Epson Preferred Protection Plan information that came with your printer. You’ll also need your printer serial number and proof of purchase.
Epson also provides technical assistance 24 hours a day through the World
Wide Web. You can reach Epson’s support website at epson.com/support.
At this site, you can download drivers, firmware, and documentation, get
FAQs and troubleshooting advice, or e-mail Epson with your questions.
Important Safety Instructions
Before using your printer, read the following safety instructions to make sure you use the equipment safely and effectively.
The printer weighs about 43 pounds (20 kilograms) and should be lifted by two people.
When setting up the printer, make sure you leave enough space around it. You’ll need more space behind the printer if you print on large sheets of heavy stock or posterboard.
Place the printer on a flat, stable surface that is larger than the printer.
The printer will not operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle.
Avoid places subject to rapid changes in temperature and humidity. Also keep the printer away from direct sunlight, strong light, or heat sources.
Avoid places subject to shocks and vibrations.
Keep the printer away from dusty areas.
Place the printer near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged.
SM
Tip: If you experience difficulty with the toll-free line or your
Unit ID number, call
(562) 276-1305.sp3800Guide.book Page 12 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM13
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If you use a stand for the printer, make sure it can support at least 43 lb
(20 kg)
Use only the type of power source indicated on the label.
Use only the power cord that comes with the printer. Use of another cord may result in fire or electric shock.
The printer’s power cord is designed for use with the printer only. Using it with other equipment may result in fire or electric shock.
Do not use a damaged or frayed power cord.
If you use an extension cord with the printer, make sure the total ampere rating of 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.
Do not block or cover the openings in the printer’s case.
Do not put your hand inside the printer or touch the ink cartridges during printing.
Do not move the print head by hand; otherwise you may damage the printer.
Do not insert objects through the slots. Take care not to spill liquid on the printer.
Do not attempt to service the printer yourself.
Turn off the printer by pressing the P Power button, unplug the printer, and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: The power cord or plug is damaged; liquid has entered the printer; the printer has been dropped or the cabinet damaged; the printer does not operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance.
Caution: Always turn off the printer using the
P Power button. When you press this button,
POWER OFF appears on the LCD panel. Do not unplug the printer or turn off the power to the printer until the panel shuts off. This ensures that the print head is safely capped.sp3800Guide.book Page 13 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM14
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Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do not drink the ink.
Store ink cartridges in a cool, dark place.
If ink gets on your skin, wash it off with soap and water. If ink gets in your eyes, flush them immediately with water.
Shake an ink cartridge well before installing it for best results.
Do not use an ink cartridge beyond the date printed on the cartridge carton.
Use up the ink cartridge within six months of installation for best results.
Do not dismantle the ink cartridges or try to refill them. This could damage the print head.
After bringing an ink cartridge inside from a cold storage site, allow it to warm up at room temperature for at least three hours before using it.
The IC chip on the ink cartridge retains a variety of cartridge information, which allows you to remove and reinsert it freely.
However, each time the cartridge is inserted, some ink is consumed because the printer automatically performs a reliability check.
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.
Do not touch the ink supply port or its surrounding area and the green
IC chip on the side of the ink cartridge. Doing so may affect normal operation and printing.
Caution: Do not shake cartridges that have been installed previously with too much force.sp3800Guide.book Page 14 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM15
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If you are using the printer on a network, follow the instructions in this chapter to:Connect the printer to the network
Configure the network interface
Install the printer software
To connect the printer directly to your computer’s USB port, see the
Start Here sheet.
Connecting to the Network
Make sure you have the correct cable for connecting the printer. To connect to a network switch or hub, you need a standard RJ-45 “straight-through” network cable. To connect directly to your computer’s network interface, you need an RJ-45 crossover cable.
1. Turn off the printer.
2. Connect one end of the appropriate cable to the printer’s Ethernet port.
Then connect the other end to your network switch or hub or your computer’s Ethernet port.
3. Turn on the printer.
Once the printer is connected to your network, you need to configure it. See
“Configuring the Network Interface” on page 16 for instructions.
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Configuring the Network Interface
1. Make sure that the printer is turned on and the LCD displays READY.
2. Press the Menu r button on the printer’s control panel to enter the printer’s menu system.
3. Press d to highlight NETWORK SETUP, then press r.
4. Press r then d to highlight ENABLE.
5. Press Enter. An asterisk appears next to ENABLE to show that it’s selected.
6. Press l then d to highlight IP ADDRESS SETTING.
7. Press r and then u or d to choose one of the following IP configuration settings:A U T O : Select this setting if your network uses a DHCP server to configure your network devices’ IP settings automatically.
P A N E L : Select this setting if you would like to configure the printer’s IP settings manually.
8. Press Enter. An asterisk appears next to the setting you selected.
9. Press l to go back. Then do one of the following:If you selected AUTO as the IP ADDRESS SETTING, press the
+ Cancel button to exit the printer menu. Then continue with step 14.
If you selected PANEL as the IP ADDRESS SETTING, continue with step 10.
10. Press d to highlight IP, SM, DG SETTING, then press r. The LCD displays the IP ADDRESS.
11. Press u or d to change each octet value, then press r to select the next octet. When you have changed the value of the last octet, press r. The
LCD displays the SUBNET MASK.
Note: If you don’t know which setting to use, see your network administrator for help configuring the printer’s IP settings.sp3800Guide.book Page 16 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM1-17
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12. Press u or d to change each octet value, then press r to select the next octet. When you have changed the value of the last octet, press r. The
LCD displays the DEFAULT GATEWAY.
13. Press u or d to change each octet value, then press r to select the next octet. When you have changed the value of the last octet, press Enter, then press the + Cancel button to exit the printer menu.
14. Turn the printer off then back on again.
15. Make sure that the printer displays READY and that you have at least three sheets of plain, letter-size paper loaded in the printer’s auto sheet feeder. Then press the Menu r button to enter the printer menu.
16. Press d to highlight TEST PRINT, then press r.
17. Press d to highlight NETWORK STATUS SHEET, then press r.
18. Press Enter to print the network status sheet and verify that the IP address settings are correct. Then see “Installing the Software for
Macintosh” below, or “Installing the Software for Windows” on page 22.
Installing the Software for Macintosh
1. Turn on your Macintosh and your printer.
2. Insert the printer software CD-ROM. If necessary, double-click the
Epson CD-ROM icon to open its window.
3. Double-click the Epson installer icon.
Note: You can check for a newer version of your printer driver on the
Epson support site at epson.com/support.sp3800Guide.book Page 17 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM1-18
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4. Double-click User’s Guide and Network Guide and wait while the guides are installed.
5. Double-click Stylus Pro 3800 Driver.
6. Enter your password and follow the on-screen instructions to install your software.
7. Enter your password again and follow the on-screen instructions to install the EPSON LFP Remote Panel.
8. Enter your password again and follow the on-screen instructions to install EpsonNet Config.
9. Restart your Macintosh when prompted.
10. Click Exit to close the installer.
Remove the printer software CD-ROM and continue with the instructions on page 19 for Mac OS X 10.4.x or page 20 for Mac OS X 10.3.9 to add your printer.sp3800Guide.book Page 18 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM1-19
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Adding the Printer in Mac OS X 10.4.x
1. Open the Applications folder, then open the Utilities folder and start the Printer Setup Utility.
2. If you see a message like this, click Add, then skip to step 4.
3. Click the Add icon at the top of the Printer List window.sp3800Guide.book Page 19 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM1-20
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You see your printer in the Printer Browser:4. Select your printer, then wait while your Macintosh finds the printer driver and the Add button becomes available. Then click the Add button.
Your printer appears in the Printer List window.
5. Close the Printer Setup Utility.
Adding the Printer in Mac OS X 10.3.9
1. Open the Applications folder, then open the Utilities folder and start the Printer Setup Utility.
2. If you see a message like this, click Add, then skip to step 4.
Tip: If you want to rename the printer for easier identification, enter a new name for it in the
Name field on this screen.
Note: If your Macintosh cannot find the printer, click More Printers and select the appropriate interface.sp3800Guide.book Page 20 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM1-21
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3. Click the Add icon at the top of the Printer List window.
4. Select EPSON AppleTalk in the pull-down menu. Your printer appears on the screen.
5. Select your printer, then click the Add button.
Your printer appears in the Printer List window.
6. Close the Printer Setup Utility.
Pull-down menu
Tip: If you want to rename the printer for easier identification, select the printer name in the list and click Show
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Installing the Software for Windows
For Windows, you need to add the printer’s network port, then install the printer software.
Adding the Network Port
1. Turn on your computer and your printer.
2. Do one of the following:Windows XP: Click Start, Control Panel, Printers and Other
Hardware, and Printers and Faxes.
Windows 2000: Click Start, Settings, and Printers.
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3. Open the File menu and select Server Properties. You see a window like this one:4. Click the Ports tab, then click Add Port.sp3800Guide.book Page 23 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM1-24
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5. Select Standard TCP/IP Port, then click New Port.
6. When you see this Port Wizard window, click Next.sp3800Guide.book Page 24 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM1-25
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7. Do one of the following:If your network uses a DHCP server to configure your network devices’ IP settings automatically, enter the printer’s Print Server
Name (shown on page two of the network status sheet) in the
Printer Name or IP Address text box. Then click Next.
If you configured the Printer’s IP settings manually, enter the printer’s IP Address (shown on page one of the network status sheet) in the Printer Name or IP Address text box. Then click Next.sp3800Guide.book Page 25 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM1-26
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8. Make sure that Standard and Generic Network Card are selected, then click Next.
9. Verify that the Device matches the Print Server Name or IP Address shown on the network status sheet, then click Finish.
10. Click the Close button to close all the open windows on your screen.
Now continue with “Installing the Printer Software” on page 27.sp3800Guide.book Page 26 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM1-27
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Installing the Printer Software
1. Insert the printer software CD-ROM.
2. The installer starts automatically.
(If necessary, double-click My Computer or click Start, then
My Computer. Then double-click your CD-ROM icon to start the installer.)
3. Double-click Stylus Pro 3800 Driver for Ethernet.
4. When you see a window like this one, click Manual.sp3800Guide.book Page 27 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM1-28
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5. Select the network port you created for the printer, then click OK.
6. When you see a message that driver installation and printer configuration were completed successfully, click OK.
7. The EPSON LFP Remote Panel begins installing. Follow the on-screen instructions.
8. Double-click User’s Guide and Network Guide and wait while the guides are copied to your desktop.
9. Click Exit to close the installer, then remove the printer software
CD-ROM.sp3800Guide.book Page 28 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM29
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The Epson Stylus Pro 3800 prints on a variety of cut-sheet media up to
17 inches wide. You can also use heavy stock, such as posterboard, up to
59 mil (1.5 mm) thick.
This chapter includes the following information:Selecting media for your printer
Choosing the correct paper path
Loading paper in the auto sheet feeder
Loading paper in the rear manual slot
Loading paper in the front manual slot
Adjusting the platen gap
Creating special paper configurations
Selecting Media for Your Printer
You can print on most types of coated, glossy, and plain paper. The following table shows the Epson paper types and sizes you can use in your printer. You can also check the Epson Pro Graphics website
(prographics.epson.com) or your authorized Epson dealer for available media.
Chapter 2: Handling
Paper and
Other Media
Paper type Size Number of sheets Part number
Epson Presentation Paper Matte
Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
8.3” × 11. 7” 100 S041061
8.5” × 11” 100 S041062
8.5” × 14” 100 S041067
11” × 17” 100 S041070
13” × 19” 100 S041069
16.5” × 23.4” 30 S041079
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Epson Premium Photo Paper Luster
Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper
8.5” × 11” 50 S041405
250 S041913
11.7” × 16.5” 50 S041406
13” × 19” 50 S041407
100 S041604
17” × 22” 25 S042084
Epson Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper
4” × 6” 40 S041808
100 S041727
5” × 7” 20 S041464
8” × 10” 20 S041465
8.5” × 11” 50 S041667
11” × 14” 20 S041466
11” × 17” 20 S041290
11.7” × 16.5” 20 S041288
13” × 19” 20 S041289
17” × 22” 25 S042092
Epson Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss
Epson Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
4” × 6” 40 S041982
8.5” × 11” 20 S041331
13” × 19” 20 S041327
Epson Ultra Premium Presentation
Paper Matte
Epson Enhanced Matte Paper
8.5” × 11” 50 S041341
250 S041914
11.7” × 16.5” 50 S041343
13” × 19” 50 S041339
100 S041605
17” × 22” 50 S041908
Epson Proofing Paper Commercial
Semimatte
13” × 19” 100 S041744
Epson Watercolor Paper - Radiant White 13” × 19” 20 S041351
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Always test samples of paper stock in the printer before purchasing large quantities or printing large jobs. When you use non-Epson paper or other media, you may need to adjust various settings or create special paper configurations. (See page 45 for more information.)
Guidelines for Using Epson Media
Follow these guidelines, as well as those included in your paper package, when printing on Epson paper and other media:Avoid touching the printable surface with your bare hands. Fingerprints may affect print quality. Handle media by the edges or use cotton gloves.
Always choose the correct Media Type setting in your printer driver software before you send your job. See page 53 (Macintosh) or page 66
(Windows) for instructions.
Always select the correct paper source in both the printer driver software and on the printer’s control panel. See page 50 (Macintosh) or page 68
(Windows) for instructions on selecting the paper source in your printer software.
Keep unused media in its original packaging and store it flat in a cool, dry place to maintain quality. Avoid storing your printouts where they will be exposed to high temperature, humidity, or direct sunlight.
Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper 8.5” × 11” 20 S041636
13” × 19” 20 S041637
17” × 22” 25 S042097
Epson UltraSmooth

Fine Art Paper 13” × 19” 25 S041896
17” × 22” 25 S041897
Epson Singleweight Matte Paper 13” × 19” 100 S041747
17” × 22” 100 S041907
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Choosing the Correct Paper Path
The printer provides three paths for loading media: Auto sheet feeder
(multiple sheets)
Rear manual feed slot
(one sheet only)
Front manual feed slot
(one sheet only)
It’s very important to use the correct paper path and to load the correct number of sheets. For example, you can load only one sheet at a time in the front and rear slots, and poster board can be inserted only in the front slot. If you need to make sure the paper stays flat, use the rear manual slot or the front slot.sp3800Guide.book Page 32 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM2-33
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The following table shows which path to choose for the type of media you are using and the maximum number of sheets you can load for the different types of special Epson media. The letter A stands for the auto sheet feeder,
R stands for the rear manual feed slot, and F stands for the front manualfeed slot.
Paper type Paper path Size Auto sheet feeder loading capacity *
Plain paper A 8.5” × 11” 120
Epson Presentation Paper Matte
Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper
A, R, F 8.3” × 11. 7” 60
8.5” × 11” 60
8.5” × 14” 50
11” × 17” 20
13” × 19” 20
16.5” × 23.4” 20
A, R 17” × 22” 20
Epson Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper
A 4” × 6” 20
5” × 7” 20
8” × 10” 20
A, R, F 8.5” × 11” 20
11” × 14” 10
11” × 17” 10
11.7” × 16.5” 10
13” × 19” 10
A, R 17” × 22” 10
Epson Premium Photo Paper Luster
Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper
A, R, F 8.5” × 11” 20
11.7” × 16.5” 10
13” × 19” 10
A,R 17” × 22” 10
Epson Premium Photo Paper Semi-gloss
Epson Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
A 4” × 6” 20
A, R, F 8.5” × 11” 20
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* Always load only 1 sheet at a time in the front or rear slot.
Epson Ultra Premium Presentation
Paper Matte
Epson Enhanced Matte Paper
A, R, F 8.5” × 11” 20
11.7” × 16.5” 20
13” × 19” 10
A, R 17” × 22” 10
Epson Proofing Paper Commercial
Semimatte
A, R, F 13” × 19” 1
Epson Singleweight Matte Paper A, R, F 13” × 19” 50
A, R 17” × 22” 10
Epson Watercolor Paper - Radiant White R 13” × 19” 1
Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper R 8.5” × 11” 1
13” × 19” 1
17” × 22” 1
Epson UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper R 13” × 19” 1
17” × 22” 1
Paper type Paper path Size Auto sheet feeder loading capacity *sp3800Guide.book Page 34 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM2-35
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Loading Paper in the Auto Sheet Feeder
Using the auto sheet feeder, you can load up to 120 sheets of plain paper and varying amounts of special media types. Refer to the table starting on page 33 to see how many sheets you can load for your paper type. Then follow these steps:1. Make sure the printer is turned on and READY appears on the LCD.
2. Flip up the paper guide and pull out as many of its extensions as you need to support your paper size.
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4. Use both hands to pull out and extend the output tray, lifting it slightly as you pull. Make sure the arrow marks on the tray and the printer are aligned.
5. Pull out the output tray extensions to accommodate your paper size.
6. Squeeze the left edge guide and slide it to the left so that it is slightly wider than the width of your paper.
7. If you are loading multiple sheets, thumb through the stack of paper, then gently tap it on a flat surface to even the edges.sp3800Guide.book Page 36 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM2-37
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If the paper is curled, flatten it before you load it. If it curls excessively and jams frequently, see page 121 for solutions.
8. Load the paper against the right edge, face-up and short edge first. Insert it until it meets resistance. Slide the edge guide against the left side of the paper.
You’re ready to print.
If the paper skews when you’re printing on large sheets, flip out the edge guide located on the right side of the auto sheet feeder to help the paper feed straight.
Caution: Do not leave paper in the printer for a long period of time; its quality will deteriorate.
Epson recommends that you remove the paper from the printer after printing.sp3800Guide.book Page 37 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM2-38
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Loading Paper Into the Rear Manual Feed Slot
Use the rear manual slot to load special media one sheet at a time. (See the table on page 33 for a list of papers you can load in the rear slot.)
1. Make sure the printer is on and READY appears on the LCD.
2. Attach the rear sheet guide to the back of the printer.
3. Slide the edge guide to the left so it is slightly wider than the width of your paper.sp3800Guide.book Page 38 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM2-39
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4. Insert one sheet face-up and short edge first into the rear sheet guide against the right edge guide.
5. Slide the edge guide against the left edge of the paper.
6. Gently guide the paper into the slot until it meets resistance. Maintain a constant pressure; after a few seconds you’ll feel the printer pull the paper into printing position.
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7. Use both hands to pull out and extend the output tray, lifting it slightly as you pull. Make sure the arrow marks on the tray and the printer are aligned.
You’re ready to print.
Loading Paper Into the Front Manual Feed Slot
Use the front manual feed slot when you need to print on thick media
(1.2 to 1.5 mm), such as posterboard. Make sure there is enough space behind the back of the printer for the paper to feed without obstruction.
Caution: Do not leave paper in the printer for a long period of time; its quality will deteriorate.
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Also keep the following in mind when using the front slot:Load only one sheet at a time and make sure the printable side is face-up.
If the paper is wider than 16.5 inches, use the auto sheet feeder or rear slot if allowed for your paper type; see page 32 for details.
If PAPER SIZE CHECK is set to OFF on the LCD, you cannot load paper in the front manual feed slot. Use the printer’s menu system to turn this setting on. (See your on-screen User’s Guide for more information.)
1. Make sure the printer is on and READY appears on the LCD.
2. Press the front cover to release it and open the output tray.
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4. Insert a single sheet of paper, short edge first and face-up into the front tray.
5. Position the right edge of the paper against the right side of the tray and align the paper’s bottom edge with the white line on the tray.sp3800Guide.book Page 42 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM2-43
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6. Press the d Paper feed button to feed the paper into printing position.
7. Use both hands to pull out and extend the output tray, lifting it slightly as you pull.
You’re ready to print.
When you finish printing, push the front tray back in.
Caution: Do not leave paper in the printer for a long period of time; its quality will deteriorate.
Epson recommends that you remove the paper from the printer after printing.sp3800Guide.book Page 43 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM2-44
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Adjusting the Platen Gap for Thick or Thin Paper
When you print on unusually thick or thin paper, you may need to adjust the platen gap setting. Normally, the STANDARD setting allows the printer to adjust automatically. However, if print quality is not satisfactory when using very thin or very thick stock, you may need to change this setting using the printer’s menu system.
1. Press the Menu r button.
2. Press r to select the Printer Setup menu.
3. Press r to select PLATEN GAP. An asterisk appears next to the current setting, STANDARD.
4. Press u or d to select NARROW, WIDE, WIDER, or WIDEST.
5. Press the Enter button to save the setting. An asterisk appears next to the selected setting.
6. Press the + Cancel button to exit the menu.
When you switch media again, don’t forget to change the setting back to
STANDARD.
If you’re printing on non-Epson media, you may also need to create a paper configuration to optimize your results. See the next section for more information.
Caution: To avoid damaging the printer, do not select the Narrow setting when you print on heavy media.sp3800Guide.book Page 44 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM2-45
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Using Special Paper Configurations
When you choose a media type in your Epson printer software, the driver automatically determines the best settings for your paper. However, you may want to fine-tune how the printer handles certain media—especially if you use non-Epson paper or a paper not supported by the driver. For these situations, you can create a special configuration, or group of settings, for each paper type (up to ten types) and select the desired configuration whenever you print on that particular stock.
Creating a Paper Configuration
To create a configuration for a specific paper type, make sure the paper you want to configure is loaded in the printer. Then follow these steps:1. Press the Menu r button, then press d until CUSTOM PAPER is highlighted.
2. Press r to display the PAPER NUMBER menu.
3. Press u or d to select a paper configuration number (1 to 10). Press
Enter to save the setting.
4. Press r and then u or d to select MATTE THICK, MATTE THIN,
PHOTO PAPER, or FINE ART PAPER.
5. Press Enter to save the setting. An asterisk appears next to the selected paper type.
6. Press l and then d to select PLATEN GAP, then press r.
7. Press u or d to select NARROW, STANDARD, WIDE, or WIDER.
(The STANDARD setting is recommended for most paper types.) Then press Enter to save the setting. An asterisk appears next to the selected platen gap setting.
8. Press l and then d to select THICKNESS PATTERN.
Tip: It’s a good idea to keep a list describing your paper configurations.
Note: If you’re using
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9. Make sure the paper you are creating the configuration for is loaded in the correct paper path in the printer. Then press r and Enter to print a paper thickness pattern. The printer prints a pattern similar to the following:10. Examine the printed pattern for the most evenly overlapping lines, and choose that pattern number. (In the example shown above, the lines of pattern 4 are the most even.)
11. After printing the pattern, THICKNESS NUMBER is displayed. Press d or u to select the number that you noted in step 7. Then press Enter to save the setting.
12. Press l and then d to select PAPER FEED ADJUST A, then press r.
Adjusting this setting and the PAPER FEED ADJUST B can help eliminate banding.
13. Press u or d to set the paper feed amount for the printable area (labelled A in the illustration), and then press Enter. Choose a lower value if you see white lines on your prints, or a higher value if you see dark lines.
14. Press l and then d to select PAPER FEED ADJUST B, then press r.
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15. Press d or u to set the paper feed amount for the bottom margin area that is 0.79 or 1.18 inches (2 or 3 cm) from the bottom of the paper (labelled
B in the illustration to the right). Then press Enter.
16. Press l and then d to select DRYING TIME, then press r.
17. Press d or u to select the number of seconds (from 1 to 10) that you want the print head to wait between passes to allow the ink to dry. Then press Enter to save the setting.
18. When you are finished, press + Cancel to exit the Menu.
You can also make similar settings using the printer driver software. For instructions, see page 55 (Macintosh) or page 73 (Windows).
Selecting a Paper Configuration
Once you have created a paper configuration, follow these steps to select it when you are ready to print on that type of paper: 1. Press the Menu r button, then press d until CUSTOM PAPER is highlighted.
2. Press d to display PAPER NUMBER, then press r.
3. Press d or u to select the configuration number that you want to use. If you select STANDARD, the printer uses the driver settings. If you select a number from 1 to 10, the control panel settings override the driver settings.
4. Press Enter. The configuration number you selected is displayed on the LCD.
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Your Epson Stylus Pro 3800 comes with drivers and utilities that let you print and manage print jobs. ICC profiles for ColorSync

are included, so you can use the color management features in Adobe

Photoshop

or other applications, or in the driver itself. A color-managed workflow using
Photoshop will produce the most accurate colors and best photographic output for color photos.
For the best black-and-white photography output, the Epson Stylus Pro
3800 driver offers Advanced Black and White mode.
You can create your own profiles if you have the required hardware and software, or you can have them created by a color specialist. Make sure any profiles you want to use are located in the correct folder for your operating system. When you install the Epson printer driver, the included profiles are automatically copied to the correct folder.
This chapter includes the following information for Macintosh:Choosing page setup settings
Choosing basic print settings
Choosing advanced print settings, including color management, paper configuration settings, and expansion settings
Creating a custom preset and printing
Choosing Advanced Black and White mode settings
Managing print jobs
Checking the printer status
Chapter 3: Printing with
Epson Drivers for Macintosh
Tip: Check the Epson
Pro Graphics website at prographics.epson.com for updated drivers and utilities that may become available.sp3800Guide.book Page 49 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM3-50
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Choosing Page Setup Options
Before you print, make sure you have installed the Epson printer driver and utilities from the printer software CD-ROM. You also need to set up the printer in the Printer Setup Utility. For instructions on installing and configuring the printer driver, see the Start Here sheet.
1. Open the file you want to print in your application.
2. Open the File menu and click Page Setup. You see a screen like this one:3. Open the Format for pop-up menu and select Stylus Pro 3800.
4. Click the Paper Size pop-up menu and choose a size and option, then go to step 4.
Note: Many application settings override the printer’s page setup options. Always verify settings to get the results you expect.
If you need more information about print options, click the ? button.
Select Stylus Pro 3800
Note: If your application has margin settings, make sure they’re turned off for borderless printing.
Borderless printing takes longer than normal printing.
Borderless printing is not available when you use the front manual feed slot.
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The standard size setting prints with 0.12 in. (3.0 mm) margins all around.
Borderless (Auto Expand) enlarges your image up to 3% to fit the paper without borders. If too much of your image’s edges are cut off, you can adjust the expansion setting as described on page 57.
Borderless (Retain Size) prints your image at the size you specify in your application. You need to size your image slightly larger than the paper to print without borders.
Manual - Rear prints with 0.12 in. (3.0 mm) margins all around.
Manual - Front prints with 0.12 in. (3.0 mm) left and right margins and 0.79 in. (20 mm) top and bottom margins.
If your paper size is not listed, select Manage Custom Sizes to create a custom paper size.
You see a window like this one:Click +, double-click Untitled, give your paper size a name, and define its size and margins. Then click OK, and select the newly created paper size from the Paper Size pop-up menu.
5. Choose the correct Orientation and Scale settings as necessary.
6. Click OK. Then continue with the instructions in the next section to select additional settings for printing.
Click + to create a new paper size
Tip: To ensure that the image is centered on the page, make the top and bottom margins the same.sp3800Guide.book Page 51 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM3-52
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Choosing Basic Print Options
Once you have selected your page setup options, you need to select printing options. The Epson driver offers automatic settings that optimize print quality and speed when you’re using Epson media. You can also choose advanced settings for more control over your printer and color management options, as described on page 55.
1. Open the File menu and select Print. You see a screen like this one:2. Open the Printer pop-up menu and select Stylus Pro 3800, if necessary.
3. Select Print Settings from the pop-up menu.
You see a screen like this one:Select Stylus
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4. Select the Media Type that corresponds to the paper you are printing on. If you are using a color-managed workflow, make sure you choose media type and resolution settings that match the ICC profile you are using.
If your paper is not listed, check the instructions included with the paper, or look on the Epson Pro Graphics website at prographics.epson.com. If you are using non-Epson paper, choose the closest setting. You may have to experiment with different settings to determine which one is best for the media you’re using.
5. For the Color setting, select Color for any type of photographic printing. Choose Advanced B&W Photo to print black-and-white photos on certain paper types; see page 59. (For paper types that don’t support this option, print black-and-white photos with the Color setting.) Select Black only if you’re printing line drawings or other non-photographic images.
6. Set the Mode option as follows:Select Automatic to have the printer driver analyze the contents of your image or file and make the appropriate printing adjustments. If a Quality/Speed slider appears in the Mode box, set it according to the priorities of your print job.
You can choose one of the mode settings shown at the left:EPSON Vivid produces vivid blue and green tones in printouts.
Because this setting reproduces blue and green tones that cannot be displayed by your monitor, your printouts may differ from the screen images.
Charts and Graphs intensifies colors and lightens the midtones and highlights of an image. Use this setting for presentation graphics, such as charts and graphs.
EPSON Standard (sRGB) increases the contrast in images. Use this setting for most color photographs.
Adobe RGB matches image colors to the Adobe RGB color standard.
Note: Check the Epson
Pro Graphics website at prographics.epson.com or your authorized Epson dealer for other media that may be available. sp3800Guide.book Page 53 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM3-54
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Select Custom to choose one of the settings shown at the left.
Advanced Photo 2880 lets you print at 2880 dpi, the highest resolution available.
ColorSync applies color management based on the printer’s ICC profile using the perceptual rendering intent. In most cases, you will get better results by applying color management in your application instead of the printer driver. See page 55 for details.
7. Select Advanced Settings to access additional options, as described below.
8. Choose one of the following Print Quality settings:D r a f t
Normal - 360dpi
Fine - 720dpi
SuperFine - 1440dpi
SuperPhoto - 2880dpi
9. Choose any of the following advanced options:High Speed for fast, bidirectional printing. For higher quality, make sure this option is not selected.
Finest Detail for sharper edges on vector-based data including text, graphics, and line art.
Flip Horizontal for printing a mirror image of your file. Use with backlight film.
Continue with the instructions in the next section to select color management settings. If you are using the color management settings in
Photoshop or another application, it is very important to turn off color management in the printer driver.
Note: The Print Quality settings available depend on the Media Type you selected. Choose lower print quality for faster printing, or SuperPhoto -
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Choosing Color Management and Paper
Configuration Options
Follow these instructions to use color management in the printer driver. If necessary, you can also control the ink density by using the paper configuration settings, as described on page 56.
1. Select Printer Color Management from the pop-up menu. You see a screen like this one:2. Select one of the following settings:Color Controls to choose from four Color Adjustment modes and three Gamma settings. Click the arrow next to Advanced Settings to specify individual values for Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, and
CMY inks.
ColorSync for mapping colors to your printer’s profile. In most cases, you will get better results by applying color management in your application, rather than in the printer driver. If you choose this setting, you can choose ColorSync from the pop-up menu and choose filters or other settings.
Off (No Color Adjustment ) to disable color management in the printer driver. Choose this setting when you use a color-managed workflow in Photoshop or other software applications.sp3800Guide.book Page 55 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM3-56
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3. If you are using non-Epson media and you need to fine-tune its performance, select Paper Configuration from the pop-up menu. You see a window like this one:4. Select the correct settings to match your ICC profile. These settings override any paper configuration settings you may have made using the printer’s control panel.
Color Density lets you control the ink saturation level (for example, when you turn off color management in your printer software).
Drying Time per Print Head Pass lets you print with non-Epson media and avoid smearing the ink. You can make the print head wait up to 5 seconds after each pass to allow ink to dry on the page.
Paper Feed Adjustment helps reduce banding. Choose a lower value if you see white lines on your prints, or a higher value if you see dark lines.
Paper Thickness helps reduce vertical banding and creates a sharper image when printing on unusually thick or thin paper.
Platen Gap lets you fine-tune the setting for unusually thick or thin paper.
Note: You may need to change the Color Density setting if your custom color profile was created to optimize D-max and color gamut.sp3800Guide.book Page 56 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM3-57
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Choosing Expansion Settings
If you need to adjust the amount of image enlargement when printing borderless photos, select an Auto Expand paper size and follow the steps below:1. Select Expansion from the pop-up menu. You see a screen like this one:2. If necessary, adjust the Expansion slider to choose the Min, Mid, or
Max setting.
The Min setting retains the entire image in your print, but there may be a small white border on the edges of the print. Max expands the image to ensure that there are no unprinted edges, but the edges of the image may be cropped.sp3800Guide.book Page 57 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM3-58
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Creating a Custom Preset and Printing
Once you’ve selected the correct settings for your print job, create a custom preset. This will save time when you use the same profile/printer/ink/media combination for future print jobs.
1. Select Summary from the pop-up menu.
2. After verifying that your settings are correct, select Save As from the
Presets pop-up menu.
You see the following screen:3. Type a name for your custom preset, and click OK.
4. When you’re ready to print, click the Print button.
See page 61 for instructions on monitoring your print job.
Note: If you check each pop-up menu, go through them carefully from top to bottom. Avoid cycling through them repeatedly, or you may lose your settings.
Caution: Do not open and close the Presets pop-up menu without typing a name, or you will lose your settings.sp3800Guide.book Page 58 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM3-59
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Choosing Advanced Black and White Photo
Settings
Advanced Black and White Photo mode allows you to easily produce neutral and toned black-and-white prints using your Epson driver and offers an alternative black-and-white workflow. Whether your photo is color or grayscale, you can use this unique screening and color management technology to create stunning black-and-white prints. This mode is only available when printing on select media types.
1. Select Print Settings from the pop-up menu. You see a screen like this one:2. Choose the Media Type setting for the paper you loaded in the printer.
3. Choose Advanced B&W Photo as the Color setting.
4. Uncheck High Speed for the best image quality.
Note: If you are printing from Photoshop, make sure you turn off
Photoshop’s color management when using
Advanced Black and
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5. Select Printer Color Management from the pop-up menu. You see a screen like this one:6. Choose the settings that are best for your photo. You can use the preview image on the screen as a guide.
Color Toning allows you to add a tone (hue) to your black-and-white output. The default is Neutral, which produces a neutral tone scale print. You can also choose other popular presets such as Cool, Warm, and Sepia. The presets will affect the target color used in the Tone color circle.
T o n e allows you to easily change the entire tonal scale of your black-and-white output. While Darker is the default setting, you may see better results if you choose Dark.
Brightness adjusts the overall lightness and darkness of your image.
Contrast adjusts the difference between the light and dark areas of your image.
Shadow and Highlight Tonality allow you to control tonality only in the shadow or highlight areas of your image.
Max Optical Density adjusts the overall density or focus of the print. To create a soft focus print, set the density to lower.
Tone color circle
Note: The preview image will always be the same image and is not color managed. It is just to be used to give you a level of feedback as you make changes.sp3800Guide.book Page 60 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM3-61
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Highlight Point Shift helps reduce gloss differential by adding density to the highlights of images prone to gloss differential.
Tone color circle lets you customize the tone (hue) you selected to add to your black-and-white print. Click an area in the circle or enter values in the Horizontal and Vertical fields to adjust the tone.
The closer you select to the edge of the wheel, the more color you will add to your black-and-white print.
Managing Print Jobs
After you click Print, you can monitor the progress of your print job.
1. Click the icon for your printer in the Dock. You see a screen like this one:2. From here you can monitor the progress of your print job or do one of the following:Click the print job, then click Delete to cancel the job
Click the print job, then click Hold to pause printing
Click a print job marked “Hold” and click Resume to resume printing
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Checking Ink and Maintenance Status
EPSON Printer Utility2 lets you check the status of ink in the printer and maintenance cartridge. (You can also run maintenance utilities from this screen. See pages 84 to 88 for instructions.)
1. Open the Applications folder and double-click EPSON Printer
Utility2.
2. Select Stylus Pro 3800 and click OK. You see the Epson Printer
Utility2 screen:3. Click the EPSON StatusMonitor icon. sp3800Guide.book Page 62 Monday, January 29, 2007 11:08 AM3-63
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The software checks the status of ink in the printer and maintenance cartridge, and displays a screen like this one:4. For information on individual cartri

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