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    EPSON AcuLaser M8000 Series

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    Copyright and Trademarks
    No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means,
    mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Seiko Epson Corporation. No
    patent liability is assumed with respect to the use of the information contained herein. Neither is any liability assumed for
    damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein.
    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 and its affiliates shall not be liable against 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.
    Features Zoran Corporation Integrated Print System (IPS) for print language emulation.

    NEST Office Kit Copyright © 1996, Novell, Inc. All rights reserved.
    A part of the ICC Profile contained within this product was created by Gretag Macbeth ProfileMaker. Gretag Macbeth is the
    registered trademark of Gretag Macbeth Holding AG Logo. ProfileMaker is a trademark of LOGO GmbH.
    IBM and PS/2 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation.

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    Microsoft , Windows , and Windows Vista are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.

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    Apple , Macintosh , Mac , Mac OS , AppleTalk , and Bonjour are registered trademarks of Apple, Inc.
    Apple Chancery, Chicago, Geneva, Hoefler Text, Monaco and New York are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple,
    Inc.
    EPSON and EPSON ESC/P are registered trademarks and EPSON AcuLaser and EPSON ESC/P 2 are trademarks of Seiko
    Epson Corporation.
    Monotype is a trademark of Monotype Imaging, Inc. registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and may be
    registered in certain jurisdictions.

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    The UFST (Universal Font Scaling Technology ) product is Monotype Imaging’s scalable font rendering subsystem for
    printer devices.

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    MicroType font compression technology from Monotype Imaging works with the UFST font rendering subsystem to
    significantly reduce font file sizes.

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    Monotype Imaging’s MicroType font format is a MicroType-compressed font format.
    CG Omega, CG Times, Garamond Antiqua, Garamond Halbfett, Garamond Kursiv, Garamond Halbfett Kursiv are trademarks
    of Monotype Imaging, Inc. and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.

    Copyright and Trademarks

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    Scalable type outlines are licensed from Monotype Imaging, Inc.
    Albertus, Arial, Coronet, Gillsans, and Times New Roman are trademarks of The Monotype Corporation registered in the
    United States Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.
    ITC Avant Garde Gothic, ITC Bookman, ITC Zapf-Chancery, and ITC ZapfDingbats are trademarks of International Typeface
    Corporation registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.
    Clarendon, Helvetica, Palatino, Times and Univers are registered trademarks of Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, which
    may be registered in certain jurisdictions, exclusively licensed through Linotype Library GmbH, a wholly owned subsidiary of
    Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG.
    Wingdings is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
    Marigold is a trademark of Arthur Baker and may be registered in some jurisdictions.
    Antique Olive is a trademark of Marcel Olive and may be registered in certain jurisdictions.
    HP and HP LaserJet are registered trademarks of the Hewlett-Packard Company.
    PCL is a registered trademark of Hewlett-Packard Company.
    Adobe, the Adobe logo and PostScript3 are trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated, which may be registered in certain
    jurisdictions.
    CompactFlash is a trademark of SanDisk Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries.
    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.
    Copyright © 2008 Seiko Epson Corporation. All rights reserved.

    Copyright and Trademarks

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    Operating System Versions
    In this manual, the following abbreviations are used.
    Windows refers to Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP x64, 2000, Server 2008, Server 2008 x64, Server 2003, and Server
    2003 x64.


    Windows Vista refers to Windows Vista Ultimate Edition, Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, Windows Vista
    Home Basic Edition, Windows Vista Enterprise Edition and Windows Vista Business Edition.



    Windows Vista x64 refers to Windows Vista Ultimate x64 Edition, Windows Vista Home Premium x64 Edition,
    Windows Vista Home Basic x64 Edition, Windows Vista Enterprise x64 Edition and Windows Vista Business x64
    Edition.



    Windows XP refers to Windows XP Home Edition and Windows XP Professional.



    Windows XP x64 refers to Windows XP Professional x64 Edition.



    Windows 2000 refers to Windows 2000 Professional.



    Windows Server 2008 refers to Windows Server 2008 Standard Edition and Windows Server 2008 Enterprise Edition.



    Windows Server 2008 x64 refers to Windows Server 2008 x64 Standard Edition and Windows Server 2008 x64
    Enterprise Edition.



    Windows Server 2003 refers to Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition and Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition.



    Windows Server 2003 x64 refers to Windows Server 2003 x64 Standard Edition and Windows Server 2003 x64
    Enterprise Edition.

    Operating System Versions

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    Contents
    Safety Instructions
    Warnings, Cautions, and Notes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
    Important Safety Instructions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
    Setting up the printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
    Earth leakage circuit protector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
    Finding the place for the printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
    Using the printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
    Handling the consumables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
    Safety Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
    Laser safety labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
    Internal laser radiation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
    Ozone safety. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

    Chapter 1 Getting to Know Your Printer
    Printer Parts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
    Front view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
    Rear view. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
    Inside the printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
    Control panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
    Options and Consumable Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
    Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
    Consumable products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
    Where to Find Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
    Printer Features. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
    Large paper input/output capacity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
    Sort function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
    Security printing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

    Chapter 2 Printing Tasks
    Loading Paper into Your Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
    MP tray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
    Standard lower paper cassette. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

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    Optional paper cassette unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
    Notes on loading A4 size paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
    Selecting and Using Print Media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
    Labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
    Envelopes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
    Thick paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
    Transparencies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
    Custom paper size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
    Cancelling a Print Job. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
    From the printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
    From the computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
    Setting the Print Quality. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
    Using the Automatic setting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
    Using the Advanced setting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
    Customizing print settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
    Toner Save mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
    Setting the Advanced Layout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
    Duplex printing (with the Duplex Unit). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
    Output settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
    Modifying the print layout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
    Resizing printouts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
    Printing watermarks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
    Printing headers and footers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
    Printing with an overlay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
    Printing with an overlay (with the storage). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
    Printing the copy-protected document. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
    Printing Web Pages to Fit Your Paper Size. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
    Using the Reserve Job Function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
    Sending the print job. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

    Chapter 3 Using the Control Panel
    Using the Control Panel Menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
    When to make control panel settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
    How to access the control panel menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
    How to register menus as bookmarks. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
    Control Panel Menus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
    Information Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
    System Information Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

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    Tray Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
    Emulation Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69
    Printing Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
    Setup Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
    Reset Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
    Quick Print Job Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
    Confidential Job Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
    Clock Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
    Parallel Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
    USB Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
    Network Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
    AUX Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
    PCL Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
    PS3 Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
    ESCP2 Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
    FX Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
    I239X Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
    Password Config Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
    Support Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
    Bookmark Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
    Status and Error Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
    Printing and Deleting Reserve Job Data. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
    Using the Quick Print Job Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
    Using the Confidential Job Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
    Printing a Configuration Status Sheet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
    Canceling Printing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
    Using the Cancel Job button. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
    Using the Reset menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107

    Chapter 4 Installing Options
    Optional Paper Cassette Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
    Handling precautions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
    Installing the optional paper cassette unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
    Removing the optional paper cassette unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
    Duplex Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
    Installing the Duplex Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
    Removing the Duplex Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
    Stacker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121

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    Installing the Stacker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
    Removing the Stacker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
    Memory Module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
    Installing a memory module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
    Removing a memory module. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 137
    Interface Card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
    Installing an interface card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
    Removing an interface card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
    CompactFlash Memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
    Installing a CompactFlash memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
    Removing a CompactFlash memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145

    Chapter 5 Replacing Consumable Products
    Precautions During Replacement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
    Replacement Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147

    Chapter 6 Cleaning and Transporting the Printer
    Cleaning the Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
    Cleaning the pickup roller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 149
    Transporting the Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
    For long distances. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 153
    For short distances. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 154

    Chapter 7 Troubleshooting
    Clearing Jammed Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
    Precautions for clearing jammed paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 156
    Paper Jam A (Cover A). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
    Paper Jam B A (Cover B or A). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
    Paper Jam MP A (MP tray or Cover A). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 168
    Paper Jam C1 A, Paper Jam C2 A, Paper Jam C3 A, Paper Jam C4 A (All paper cassettes and
    Cover A). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
    Paper Jam DM (Duplex Unit’s cover). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
    Paper Jam STK (Stacker). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
    Printing a Configuration Status Sheet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
    Operational Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185

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    The Ready light does not turn on. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
    The printer does not print (Ready light off). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
    The Ready light is on but nothing prints. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
    The optional product is not available. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
    The remaining service life of the consumables is not updated (Windows only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
    Cannot install software or drivers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
    Cannot access the shared printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
    Printout Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
    The font cannot be printed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
    Printout is garbled. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
    The printout position is not correct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
    Graphics do not print correctly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
    Print Quality Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
    The background is dark or dirty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
    White dots appear in the printout. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
    Print quality or tone is uneven. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
    Half-tone images print unevenly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190
    Toner smudges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
    Areas are missing in the printed image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
    Completely blank pages are output. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
    The printed image is light or faint. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
    The non-printed side of the page is dirty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
    Print quality decreased. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
    Memory Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
    Insufficient memory for current task. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
    Insufficient memory to print all copies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
    Paper Handling Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
    Paper does not feed properly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 194
    Paper cannot be output to the Stacker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
    Problems Using Options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
    The message Invalid AUX I/F Card appears on the LCD panel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
    Paper does not feed from the optional paper cassette. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
    Feed jam when using the optional paper cassette. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
    An installed option cannot be used. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
    Correcting USB Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
    USB connections. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
    Windows operating system. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
    Printer software installation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
    Status and Error Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
    Canceling Printing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198

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    Printing in the PostScript 3 Mode Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
    The printer does not print correctly in the PostScript mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
    The printer does not print. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
    The printer or its driver does not appear in utilities in the printer configuration (Macintosh only)
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 199
    The font on the printout is different from that on the screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
    The printer fonts cannot be installed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
    The edges of texts and/or images are not smooth. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
    The printer does not print normally via the USB interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 200
    The printer does not print normally via the network interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
    An undefined error occurs (Macintosh only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
    Printing in the PCL6/5 Mode Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
    The printer does not print. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
    The printer does not print correctly in the PCL mode (only for Epson PCL6 printer driver). . . 202
    The printer does not start manual duplex printing (only for Epson PCL6 printer driver). . . . . . 202
    The font on the printout is different from that on the screen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
    The edges of texts and/or images are not smooth (only for Epson PCL6 printer driver). . . . . . . 203
    Cannot print from Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 (only for Epson PCL6 printer driver). . . . . . . 203

    Chapter 8 About the Printer Software for Windows
    Using the Printer Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
    Accessing the printer driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 204
    Printing a configuration status sheet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
    Making Extended Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
    Making Optional Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
    Displaying consumable information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
    Ordering Consumables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
    Using EPSON Status Monitor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
    Installing EPSON Status Monitor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 206
    Accessing EPSON Status Monitor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 208
    Detailed Status. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 209
    Replacement Parts Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 210
    Job Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
    Notice Settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
    Order Online. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 214
    Uninstalling the Printer Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 215

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    System Requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
    Printer hardware requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
    Computer system requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
    Using the PostScript Printer Driver with Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
    Installing the PostScript printer driver for the parallel interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
    Installing the PostScript printer driver for the USB interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 219
    Installing the PostScript printer driver for the network interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 220
    Accessing the PostScript printer driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
    Using AppleTalk under Windows 2000. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
    Using the PostScript Printer Driver with Macintosh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
    Installing the PostScript printer driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221
    Selecting the printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 222
    Accessing the PostScript printer driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 224

    Chapter 10 About the PCL Printer Driver
    About the PCL Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
    Hardware requirements. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
    System requirements (only for Epson PCL6 printer driver). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 226
    Using the PCL6 Printer Driver (Only for Epson PCL6 Printer Driver). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
    Installing the PCL6 printer driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227
    Accessing the PCL6 printer driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 228

    Appendix A Technical Specifications
    Paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
    Available paper types. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
    Paper that should not be used. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
    Printable area. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
    Printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
    General. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 231
    Environmental. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
    Mechanical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 232
    Electrical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
    Standard and approvals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
    Interfaces. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233
    Parallel Interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 233

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    USB interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
    Ethernet interface. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
    Options and Consumable Products. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
    Optional paper cassette unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 234
    Duplex Unit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
    Memory modules. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 235
    CompactFlash memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
    A4 Stacker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236
    Imaging Cartridge/Return Imaging Cartridge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 236

    Appendix B Where To Get Help
    Contacting Customer Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
    Before Contacting Epson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
    Help for Users in Europe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
    Help for Users in Australia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 237
    Help for Users in Singapore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 238
    Help for Users in Thailand. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
    Help for Users in Vietnam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
    Help for Users in Indonesia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
    Help for Users in Hong Kong. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
    Help for Users in Malaysia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241
    Help for Users in India. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 242
    Help for Users in the Philippines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 243

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    Safety Instructions
    Warnings, Cautions, and Notes

    w

    Warnings
    must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.

    c

    Cautions
    must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.

    Notes
    contain important information and useful tips on the operation of your printer.

    Important Safety Instructions
    Setting up the printer
    ❏ Because the printer weighs approximately 25 kg (55 lb) with consumable products installed, one
    person should not lift or carry it. Two people should carry the printer, lifting it by the correct
    positions as shown below.

    ❏ If you are unable to insert the AC plug into the electrical outlet, contact an electrician.

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    ❏ Be sure the AC power cord meets the relevant local safety standards. Use only the power cord
    that comes with this product. Use of the another cord may result in fire or electric shock. This
    product’s power cord is for use with this product only. Use with other equipment may result in
    fire or electric shock.
    ❏ If damage occurs to the plug, replace the cord set or consult a qualified electrician. If there are
    fuses in the plug, make sure you replace them with fuses of the correct size and rating.
    ❏ Use a grounded outlet that matches the printer’s power plug. Do not use an adapter plug.
    ❏ Avoid using an electrical outlet that is controlled by wall switches or automatic timers. Accidental
    disruption of power can erase valuable information in your computer’s and printer’s memory.
    ❏ Make sure that there is no dust on the socket.
    ❏ Be sure to insert the plug completely into the electrical outlet.
    ❏ Do not handle the plug with wet hands.
    ❏ Unplug this printer from the wall outlet and refer servicing to a qualified service representative
    under the following conditions:
    A.

    When the power cord or plug is damaged or frayed.

    B.

    If liquid has been spilled into it.

    C.

    If it has been exposed to rain or water.

    D.

    If it does not operate normally when the operating instructions are followed. Adjust only
    those controls that are covered by the operating instructions since improper adjustment of
    other controls may result in damage and will often require extensive work by a qualified
    technician to restore the product to normal operation.

    E.

    If it has been dropped or the cabinet has been damaged.

    F.

    If it exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service.

    ❏ Avoid sharing outlets with other appliances.
    ❏ Connect all equipment to properly grounded power outlets. Avoid using outlets on the same
    circuit as photocopiers or air control systems that regularly switch on and off.

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    ❏ Connect your printer to an electrical outlet that meets the power requirements of this printer.
    Your printer’s power requirements are indicated on a label attached to the printer. If you are not
    sure of the power supply specifications in your area, contact your local power company or consult
    your dealer.
    ❏ If you use an extension cord, make sure that the total of the ampere ratings on the products
    plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the extension cord ampere rating.
    ❏ When connecting this product to a computer or other device with a cable, ensure the correct
    orientation of the connectors. Each connector has only one correct orientation. Inserting a
    connector in the wrong orientation may damage both devices connected by the cable.
    ❏ When you use optional paper cassette units, be sure to install the stabilizers, which come with
    the optional paper cassette unit, to the bottom. See “Installing the optional paper cassette unit”
    on page 108 for instructions on how to install the stabilizers.

    Earth leakage circuit protector
    The printer has an earth leakage circuit protector on its back. If any earth leakage occurs on the
    printer, the protector breaks the electric circuit automatically to avoid fire or any other accidents.
    Be sure to ground the printer so that the protector can operate properly.
    Periodically (once a month) check if the protector operates properly by following the instructions
    below.
    1. Turn off the printer.
    Note:
    Leave the power cord connected to the electrical outlet.
    2. Press the test button. If the circuit breaker switch turns to OFF, the protector operates correctly.

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    3. Turn the circuit breaker switch back to ON.

    a. circuit breaker switch
    b. test button
    If you notice anything unusual, contact your local Epson dealer or representative.

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    Finding the place for the printer
    When relocating the printer, always choose a location that has adequate space for easy operation and
    maintenance. Use the following illustration as a guide for the amount of space required around the
    printer to ensure smooth operation.

    a

    e

    b

    c
    d

    a. 35 cm
    b. 30 cm
    c. 10 cm
    d. 76 cm
    e. 20 cm
    To install and use any of the following options, you will need the indicated amount of additional
    space.
    The 500-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette Unit adds 9.3 cm to the bottom of the printer.
    The A4 Stacker adds 13.2 cm to the top of the printer.
    The Duplex Unit adds 8.9 cm to the back of the printer.
    In addition to space considerations, always heed the following precautions when finding a place to
    locate the printer:

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    ❏ Place the printer near an electrical outlet where you can easily plug in and unplug the power cord.
    ❏ Do not put your printer where the cord will be stepped on.
    ❏ Do not use printer in a damp environment.
    ❏ Avoid locations that are subject to direct sunlight, excessive heat, moisture, oil vapor, or dust.
    ❏ Do not place the printer on an unstable surface.
    ❏ Slots and openings in the cabinet and the back or bottom are provided for ventilation. Do not
    block or cover them. Do not put the printer on a bed, sofa, rug, or other similar surface or in a
    built-in installation unless proper ventilation is provided.
    ❏ Keep the entire computer and printer system away from potential sources of interference, such
    as loudspeakers or the base units of cordless telephones.
    ❏ Leave adequate room around the printer to allow for sufficient ventilation.

    Using the printer
    ❏ Be careful not to touch the fuser, which is marked CAUTION HIGH TEMPERATURE, or the
    surrounding areas. If the printer has been in use, the fuser and the surrounding areas may be very
    hot. If you must touch one of these areas, wait 40 minutes to allow the heat to subside before
    doing so.

    * CAUTION HIGH TEMPERATURE

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    ❏ Do not insert your hand deep into the fuser unit as some components are sharp and may cause
    injury.
    ❏ Never push objects of any kind through cabinet slots as they may touch dangerous voltage points
    or short out parts that could result in a risk of fire or electric shock.
    ❏ Do not sit or lean on the printer. Do not put heavy objects on the printer.
    ❏ Do not use any kind of combustible gases in or around the printer.
    ❏ Never force the printer’s components into place. Although the printer is designed to be sturdy,
    rough handling can damage it.
    ❏ Do not leave jammed paper inside the printer. This can cause the printer to overheat.
    ❏ Never spill liquid of any kind on the printer.
    ❏ Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions. Improper adjustment
    of other controls may result in damage and may require repair by a qualified service
    representative.
    ❏ Do not turn off the printer:
    -After turning on the printer, wait until Ready appears on the LCD panel.
    -While the Ready light is flashing.
    -While the Data light is on or flashing.
    -While printing.
    ❏ The printer has an earth leakage circuit protector on its back. Be sure to ground the printer.
    ❏ Avoid touching the components inside the printer unless instructed to do so in this guide.
    ❏ Follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer.
    ❏ Except as specifically explained in the printer’s documentation, do not attempt to service this
    product yourself.
    ❏ Periodically disconnect the plug from the electrical outlet and clean the blades.
    ❏ Do not disconnect the plug while the printer is on.
    ❏ If the printer will not be used for a long time, disconnect the plug from the electrical outlet.
    ❏ Unplug this printer from the wall outlet before cleaning.
    ❏ Use a well-wrung cloth for cleaning and do not use liquid or aerosol cleaners.

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    Handling the consumables
    ❏ Do not burn used consumables because they might explode and injure someone. Dispose of them
    according to local regulations.
    ❏ Be sure to keep consumable components out of the reach of children.
    ❏ When handling an imaging cartridge, always place it on a clean, smooth surface.
    ❏ Do not attempt to modify an imaging cartridge or take it apart.
    ❏ Do not touch the toner. Always keep toner away from your eyes. If toner gets on your skin or
    clothes, wash it off with soap and water immediately.
    ❏ If toner is spilled, use a broom and dustpan or a damp cloth with soap and water to clean it up.
    Because the fine particles can cause a fire or explosion if they come into contact with a spark, do
    not use a vacuum cleaner.
    ❏ Wait at least one hour before using an imaging cartridge after moving it from a cool to a warm
    environment to prevent damage from condensation.
    ❏ To get the best print quality, do not store the imaging cartridge in an area subject to direct sunlight,
    dust, salty air, or corrosive gases (such as ammonia). Avoid locations subject to extreme or rapid
    changes in temperature or humidity.
    ❏ When removing the imaging cartridge, do not expose it to sunlight at all and avoid exposing it
    to room light for more than five minutes. The imaging cartridge contains a light-sensitive drum.
    Exposure to light can damage the drum, causing dark or light areas to appear on the printed page
    and reducing the service life of the drum. If you need to keep the imaging cartridge out of the
    printer for long periods, cover it with an opaque cloth.
    ❏ Be careful not to scratch the surface of the drum. When you remove the imaging cartridge from
    the printer, always place it on a clean, smooth surface. Avoid touching the drum, since oil from
    your skin can permanently damage its surface and affect print quality.

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    Safety Information
    Laser safety labels

    w

    Warning:
    The performance of procedures and adjustments other than those specified in the printer’s
    documentation may result in hazardous radiation exposure. Your printer is a Class 1 laser
    product as defined in the IEC60825 specifications. The label shown is attached to the back of the
    printer in countries where required.

    Internal laser radiation
    There is a Class III b Laser Diode Assembly that has an invisible laser beam inside the printer head
    unit. The printer head unit is NOT A SERVICE ITEM, therefore, the printer head unit should not
    be opened under any circumstances. An additional laser warning label is affixed to the inside of the
    printer.

    Ozone safety
    Ozone emission
    Ozone gas is generated by laser printers as a by-product of the printing process. Ozone is produced
    only when the printer is printing.

    Ozone exposure limit
    The Epson laser printer generates less than 3 mg/h of continuous printing.

    Minimize the risk
    To minimize the risk of exposure to ozone, you should avoid the following conditions:

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    ❏ Use of multiple laser printers in a confined area
    ❏ Operation in conditions of extremely low humidity
    ❏ Poor room ventilation
    ❏ Long, continuous printing together with any of the above

    Printer location
    The printer should be located so that the exhaust gases and heat generated are:
    ❏ Not blown directly into the user’s face
    ❏ Vented directly out of the building whenever possible

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    Chapter 1

    Getting to Know Your Printer
    Printer Parts
    Front view

    a. face-down tray
    b. top cover
    c. control panel
    d. right side cover
    e. paper indicator
    f. standard lower paper cassette
    g. power switch
    h. paper support

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    Rear view

    a. cover B lever
    b. cover B
    c. upper option cover
    d. AC inlet
    e. circuit breaker switch
    f. lower option cover
    g. parallel interface connector
    h. USB interface connector
    i. Type-B interface card slot cover
    j. Ethernet interface connector

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    Inside the printer

    a. imaging cartridge
    b. cover A
    c. MP tray
    d. tray paper size switch

    Control panel

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    a.

    LCD panel

    Displays printer status messages and control panel menu settings.

    b.

    Cancel Job button

    Press once to cancel the current print job. Press and hold for more
    than two seconds to delete all jobs from the printer memory.

    c.

    Data light (Green)

    On when print data is stored in the print buffer (the section of printer
    memory reserved for receiving data) but not yet printed.
    Flashes when the printer is processing data.
    Off when no data remains in the print buffer.

    d.

    Ready light (Green)

    On when the printer is ready, indicating that the printer is ready to
    receive and print data.
    Off when the printer is not ready.

    e.

    Start/Stop button

    When the printer is printing, pressing this button stops the
    printing.
    When the error light is flashing, pressing this button clears the error
    and switches the printer to ready status.

    f.

    Error light (Orange)

    On or flashes when an error has occurred.

    g.
    h.
    i.
    j.
    k.

    Right button
    Down button
    Left button
    OK button
    Up button

    Use these buttons to access the control panel menus, where you can
    make printer settings and check the status of consumable products.
    For instructions on how to use these buttons, see “Using the Control
    Panel Menus” on page 64.

    Options and Consumable Products
    Options
    You can add to your printer’s capabilities by installing any of the following options.
    ❏ 500-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette Unit (C12C802542)
    This unit increases paper feeding capacity up to 500 sheets of paper. You can install up to three
    units.
    ❏ Duplex Unit (C12C802552)
    This unit allows for automatic printing on both sides of paper.

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    ❏ A4 Stacker (C12C802562)
    This unit increases paper output capacity to a maximum of 500 sheets of paper.
    ❏ CompactFlash Memory
    This option enables you to store overlay forms, use Reserve Job function, and improve the collate
    printing environment. By using the Reserve Job function, you can store print jobs in the printer’s
    CompactFlash memory and print them later directly from the printer’s control panel. By using
    the collate printing function, you can print larger and more complex print jobs.
    ❏ Memory Module
    This option expands the printer’s memory by allowing you to print complex and
    graphics-intensive documents. The printer’s RAM can be increased up to 576 MB by using a
    standard 64 MB RAM DIMM and two optional 256 MB RAM DIMMs.
    Note:
    Make sure that the DIMM you purchase is compatible with Epson products. For details, contact
    the store where you purchased this printer or an Epson qualified service representative.

    Consumable products
    The life of the following consumable products is monitored by the printer. The printer lets you know
    when replacements are needed.
    Product name

    Product code

    Imaging Cartridge

    1188

    Return Imaging Cartridge

    1189

    Note:
    Return imaging cartridges are not sold in some areas. Contact your local Epson dealer/representative
    about the availability of the Return imaging cartridge scheme.

    Where to Find Information
    Setup Guide
    Provides you with information on assembling the printer and installing the printer software.
    User’s Guide (this manual)

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    Provides you with detailed information on the printer’s functions, optional products, maintenance,
    troubleshooting, and technical specifications.
    Network Guide
    Provides network administrators with information on both the printer driver and network settings.
    Font Guide
    Provides you with information on fonts used on the printer. You need to copy this guide, or you can
    open it directly from following directory on the software CD-ROM.
    For Windows: /COMMON/MANUAL/ENG/FNTG
    For Macintosh: MANUAL:ENG:FNTG
    Online Help for printer software
    Click Help for detailed information and instructions on the printer software that controls your
    printer. Online help is automatically installed when you install the printer software.

    Printer Features
    Large paper input/output capacity
    Paper input capacity can be increased from 650 sheets (MP tray: 150 sheets and standard lower paper
    cassette: 500 sheets) up to 2150 sheets by adding three 500-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette Units. You
    can also increase paper output capacity by installing an A4 Stacker. This printer can print at high
    speeds (maximum of 44 ppm.)

    Sort function
    The printer allows you to collate documents by alternating A4 size paper vertically and horizontally.

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    Security printing
    This printer enables you to print with security function. For example, you can store print jobs on the
    memory and print them later directly from the printer’s control panel. You can also print a document
    as a copy-protected document. The printer can encrypt print data using the SSL (Secure Sockets
    Layer) protocol to protect confidential information on the network.

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    Chapter 2

    Printing Tasks
    Loading Paper into Your Printer
    This section describes how to load paper. If you use special media such as transparencies or envelopes,
    see also “Selecting and Using Print Media” on page 39. For specifications or details about the paper
    types and sizes, see “Paper” on page 229.

    c

    Caution:
    Do not let the paper’s edge slide across your skin because the edge of the paper may cut you.

    MP tray
    The MP tray (Multi-purpose tray) is the paper source that is available for various types of paper, such
    as labels, envelopes, thick paper, and transparencies.
    Note:
    To load envelopes, see “Envelopes” on page 40.
    1. Open the MP tray.

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    2. Slide the paper guides to accommodate the paper you are loading.

    Note:
    When the loading paper size is bigger than B4, open the extension tray on the MP tray to
    accommodate the paper.

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    3. Load a stack of the desired paper with the printable surface facing up. Then slide the paper guides
    to get a snug fit.

    Note:
    Make sure that you do not load paper beyond the limit mark.

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    4. Turn the tray paper size switch to match the size of the loaded paper.

    Note:
    ❏ After loading paper, set the MP Type setting on the control panel to match the type of paper
    loaded. For details, see “Tray Menu” on page 69.
    ❏ If the tray paper size switch is set to , set the MP Tray Size setting on the control panel to
    match the size of the loaded paper. For details, see “Tray Menu” on page 69.

    Standard lower paper cassette
    This cassette gives you a second paper source in addition to the MP tray.
    1. Pull out the paper cassette.

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    2. Remove the tray cover.

    3. Pinch the knobs and slide the paper guides to accommodate the paper you are loading.

    Note:
    When loading paper that is A3, B4, A4 portrait, or larger, extend the paper cassette. If you do not
    need to extend the paper cassette, go to step 8.

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    4. Slide the unlock levers outward.

    5. Pull out the paper tray to extend the paper cassette and align the arrow marks according to the
    paper size.

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    6. Slide the unlock levers back to their lock positions.

    7. Pinch the knobs and slide the paper guide to accommodate the paper you are loading.

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    8. Load a stack of the desired paper on the center of the paper cassette with the printable surface
    facing up.

    Note:
    Make sure that you do not load paper beyond the limit mark.
    9. Insert the paper size label into the front of the paper cassette.

    10. Replace the tray cover.

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    11. Reinsert the paper cassette into the printer.

    Note:
    After loading paper, set the Cassette1 Size/Cassette1 Type settings to match the loaded
    paper size and paper type on the control panel. For details, see “Tray Menu” on page 69.

    Optional paper cassette unit
    The paper sizes and types supported by the optional 500-Sheet Universal Paper Cassette Unit are the
    same as the standard lower paper cassette.
    The paper-loading procedure is also the same as that for the standard lower paper cassette. For
    detailed information, see “Standard lower paper cassette” on page 33.

    Notes on loading A4 size paper
    You can load A4 size paper both in portrait and landscape orientation in the printer.
    Set the printer as follows when you load A4 size paper.
    Paper source

    Orientation of paper in
    paper source

    MP tray

    Portrait
    Landscape

    Tray paper size switch

    Control panel
    Tray Menu - MP Tray Size
    A4 Portrait

    A4

    Unnecessary

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    Paper source

    Orientation of paper in
    paper source

    Tray paper size switch

    Control panel
    Tray Menu - MP Tray Size

    Lower cassette

    Portrait

    Unnecessary

    Unnecessary

    Landscape

    Unnecessary

    Unnecessary

    Selecting and Using Print Media
    You can use special media, such as labels, envelopes, thick paper, and transparencies.
    When loading special media, you should make paper settings. You can also make these settings on the
    Tray Menu in the control panel. See “Tray Menu” on page 69.
    Note:
    Since the quality of any particular brand or type of media may be changed by the manufacturer at any
    time, Epson cannot guarantee the quality of any type of media. Always test samples of media stock
    before purchasing large quantities or printing large jobs.

    Labels
    Available labels:
    ❏ Labels designed for laser printers or plain-paper copiers
    ❏ Labels that completely cover the backing sheet, with no gaps between the individual labels
    Available paper source:
    ❏ MP tray
    Printer driver settings:
    Paper Size:

    A4, LT

    Paper Source:

    MP Tray

    Paper Type:

    Labels

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    Note:
    ❏ Depending on the quality of labels, the printing environment, or the printing procedure, labels might
    be wrinkled. Make a trial print run before you print on a lot of labels.
    ❏ Duplex printing is not available for labels.
    ❏ Press a sheet of paper on top of each sheet of labels. If the paper sticks, do not use those labels in
    your printer.

    Envelopes
    Available envelopes:
    ❏ Envelopes that have no glue or no tape

    c

    Caution:
    Do not use window envelopes. The plastic on most window envelopes will melt.

    Available paper source:
    ❏ MP tray

    a. C5, IB5
    b. Mon, C10, DL, C6
    Printer driver settings:

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    Paper Size:

    Mon, C10, DL, C5, C6, IB5

    Paper Source:

    MP Tray

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    Note:
    ❏ Depending on the quality of envelopes, the printing environment, or the printing procedure,
    envelopes might be wrinkled. Make a trial print run before you print on a lot of envelopes.
    ❏ Duplex printing is not available for envelopes.
    ❏ When printing on envelopes, open cover B, and then push up the form feed pressure change levers
    at both sides of the fuser unit until they are in the vertical position. It may reduce the wrinkles in
    the envelopes. When using paper other than envelopes, be sure to push the lever back down.

    w

    Warning:
    Unless specifically instructed in this guide, be careful not to touch the fuser, which is marked
    CAUTION HIGH TEMPERATURE, or the surrounding areas. If the printer has been in use,
    the fuser and the surrounding areas may be very hot. If you must touch one of these areas,
    wait 40 minutes to allow the heat to subside before doing so.

    Thick paper
    Available paper source:

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    ❏ MP tray
    Printer driver settings:
    Paper Size:

    A4, A3, A5, A6, B4, B5, LT, HLT, LGL, GLT, GLG, B, EXE, F4

    Paper Source:

    MP Tray

    Paper Type:

    Thick (for 91 to 157 g/m2 paper), Extra Thick (for 158 to 216 g/m2 paper)

    Note:
    Duplex printing is not available for extra thick paper.

    Transparencies
    Available paper source:
    ❏ MP tray
    Printer driver settings:
    Paper Size:

    A4

    Paper Source:

    MP Tray

    Paper Type:

    Transparency

    Note:
    Duplex printing is not available for transparencies.

    Custom paper size
    Available paper size:
    ❏ 75 × 98.4 mm to 297 × 508 mm
    Available paper source:
    ❏ MP tray

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    Printer driver settings:
    Paper Size:

    User Defined Size

    Paper Source:

    MP Tray

    Paper Type:

    Normal, Transparency, Labels, Thick, Extra Thick

    Note:
    ❏ Depending on the quality of the non-standard size paper, the printing environment, or the printing
    procedure, the paper might skew. Make a trial print run before you print on a lot of non-standard
    size paper.
    ❏ For Windows, access the printer driver, then select User Defined Size from the Paper Size list on
    the Basic Settings tab. In the User Defined Paper Size dialog box, adjust the Paper Width, Paper
    Length, and Unit settings to match your custom paper. Then click OK and your custom paper size
    will be saved.
    ❏ The saved paper sizes can only be used with the printer driver you saved them to. Even if multiple
    printer names are set for a printer driver, the settings can be available only for the printer name in
    which you saved the settings.
    ❏ When sharing the printer on a network, you cannot create User defined size at the client.
    ❏ If you cannot use the printer driver as explained above, make this setting at the printer by accessing
    the control panel’s Printing Menu and selecting CTM (custom) as the Page Size setting.

    Cancelling a Print Job
    From the printer
    Press the + Cancel Job button on the printer’s control panel.

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    From the computer
    For Windows users
    Double-click your printer’s icon on the taskbar. Select the job in the list, then click Cancel from the
    Document menu.

    Setting the Print Quality
    You can change the print quality of printouts through settings in the printer driver.
    In the Automatic setting, you can select a print mode according to your printing purpose. The printer
    driver makes optimal settings depending on the print mode you have selected. In the Advanced
    setting, you have more setting options.
    Note:
    The printer driver’s online help provides details on printer driver settings.

    Using the Automatic setting
    For Windows users
    1. Click the Basic Settings tab.

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    2. Click Automatic, then choose desired printing quality.

    3. Click OK.

    Using the Advanced setting
    For Windows users
    1. Click the Basic Settings tab.

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    2. Select Advanced. Then select the most appropriate setting from the list according to the type of
    document or image you want to print.

    When you choose a predefined setting, other settings such as Print Quality and Screen are set
    automatically. Changes are shown in the current settings list on the Setting Information dialog box
    that appears by pressing the Setting Info. button on the Optional Settings tab.

    Customizing print settings
    If you need to change detailed settings, make the settings manually.
    For Windows users
    1. Click the Basic Settings tab.
    2. Select Advanced, then click More Settings.
    3. Make appropriate settings. For details about each setting, see online help.
    4. Click OK.

    Saving your settings
    You can save your custom settings.

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    Note:
    ❏ You cannot use a predefined setting name for your custom settings.
    ❏ The saved custom settings can only be used with the printer driver you saved them to. Even if multiple
    printer names are set for a printer driver, the settings can be available only for the printer name in
    which you saved the settings.
    ❏ You cannot delete predefined settings.
    For Windows users
    Note:
    When sharing the printer on a network, Save Settings is grayed out and you cannot create a custom
    setting at the client.
    1. Click the Basic Settings tab.
    2. Select Advanced, then click Save Settings to open the Custom Settings dialog box.
    3. Type a name for your custom settings in the Name box, then click Save.
    Your settings will appear in the list on the Basic Settings tab.
    Note:
    To delete a custom setting, follow the step 1 and 2, select the setting in the Custom Settings dialog box,
    then click Delete.
    You can create new settings in the More Settings dialog box. When you create new settings, Custom
    Settings is displayed in the list on the Basic Settings tab. In this case, the original setting is not
    overwritten. To save the new settings, save them under a new name.

    Toner Save mode
    To reduce the amount of toner used in printing documents, you can print rough drafts using the
    Toner Save mode.
    For Windows users
    1. Click the Basic Settings tab.
    2. Select Advanced, then click More Settings to open the More Settings dialog box.

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    3. Select the Toner Save check box, then click OK.

    Setting the Advanced Layout
    Duplex printing (with the Duplex Unit)
    This function allows you to print on both sides of the paper automatically by installing the optional
    Duplex Unit.
    For Windows users
    1. Click the Basic Settings tab.
    2. Select the Duplex check box, then select Left, Top, or Right as the binding position.

    Note:
    The Duplex check box appears only when the Duplex Unit is recognized by the printer driver. If it
    is not recognized, confirm that the option is set to Installed on the Optional Settings tab. If necessary,
    update the installed option information manually. For details, see “Making Optional Settings” on
    page 205.

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    3. If you want to make detailed settings, click Duplex Settings to open the Duplex Settings dialog
    box.
    4. Make appropriate settings. For details about each setting, see online help.
    5. Click OK.

    Output settings
    This function allows you to output A4 size paper horizontally, vertically, or alternately in case of
    collate printing.
    For Windows users
    1. Click the Basic Settings tab.
    2. Select an output tray from the Output Tray drop-down list. If you want to make detailed settings,
    click Output Settings to open the Output Settings dialog box.

    Note:
    Even if you select Stacker from the Output Tray drop-down list, the setting may be automatically
    changed to Face-down tray during printing when the paper size specified in the document is not
    supported by the stacker.

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    3. Select Eject Horizontally, Eject Vertically, or Eject Alternately for the output direction. If you
    select Eject Horizontally, all A4 size pages are output horizontally. If you select Eject
    Vertically, all A4 size pages are output vertically. If you select Eject Alternately, each copy can
    be output in alternate directions for collating documents.
    Note:
    ❏ To choose Eject Vertically, paper must be pre-loaded in the vertical direction.
    ❏ To choose Eject Alternately, paper must be pre-loaded into at least two tray or cassettes in
    different orientations (portrait and landscape).
    ❏ To choose Eject Alternately, some settings or functions (such as Manual Feed, Reserve Job,
    Barcode mode, and Storage Form Overlay) are not available.
    4. Click OK.

    Modifying the print layout
    This function allows you to print multiple pages on single sheets of paper.
    For Windows users
    1. Click the Advanced Layout tab.
    2. Select the Print Layout check box and the number of pages you want to print on one sheet of
    paper.

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    3. If you want to make detailed settings, click More Settings. The Print Layout Settings dialog box
    appears.

    4. Make appropriate settings. For details about each setting, see online help.
    5. Click OK.

    Resizing printouts
    This function allows you to enlarge or reduce your document.
    For Windows users
    1. Click the Advanced Layout tab.

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    2. Select the Zoom Options check box.

    3. If you want to resize pages automatically to fit the output paper, select the desired paper size from
    the Output Paper drop-down list.
    If you want to resize pages by a specified magnification, select the Zoom To check box, then
    specify the percentage. You can also select the output paper size.
    4. Select Upper Left (to print reduced page image at upper left corner of the paper) or Center (to
    print reduced page image with centering) for Location setting.
    Note:
    This setting is not available when you select Zoom To check box.
    5. Click OK.

    Printing watermarks
    This function allows you to print a text-based or image-based watermark on your document.
    For Windows users
    1. Click the Advanced Layout tab.

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    2. Select a watermark that you want to use from the Watermark drop-down list.

    3. If you want to make detailed settings, click Watermark Settings, and make appropriate settings.
    For details about each setting, see online help.
    4. Click OK.

    Making a new watermark
    For Windows users
    1. Click the Advanced Layout tab.
    2. Click New/Delete.
    3. Select Text or BMP and type a name for the new watermark in the Name box.
    4. If you select Text, type the watermark text in the Text box. If you select BMP, click Browse, select
    the BMP file you want to use, then click Open.

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    5. Click Save. Your watermark will appear in the List box.
    Note:
    ❏ To edit the saved text watermark, select it from the List box, then follow the steps 4 and 5.
    ❏ To remove the saved watermark, select it from the List box, then click Delete. After removing
    it, be sure to click OK to close the dialog box.
    6. Click OK.
    Note:
    ❏ You can register up to 10 original watermarks.
    ❏ The saved watermarks can only be used with the printer driver you saved them to. Even if multiple
    printer names are set for a printer driver, the settings can be available only for the printer name in
    which you saved the settings.
    ❏ When sharing the printer on a network, you cannot create a user defined watermark at the client.

    Printing headers and footers
    This function allows you to print user name, computer name, date, time, or collate number, at the
    top or bottom of each page in a document.
    For Windows users
    1. Click the Advanced Layout tab.

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    2. Select the Header/Footer check box, then click Header/Footer Settings.

    3. Select the items from the drop-down list.
    Note:
    ❏ If you select Collate Number, the number of copies is printed.
    ❏ When using the Reserve Job function, you cannot select Collate Number.
    4. Click OK.

    Printing with an overlay
    This function allows you to print a standard form or letterhead onto the original document.
    Note:
    ❏ This function is for Windows only.
    ❏ The overlay function is available only when High Quality (Printer) is selected for the Printing Mode
    in the Extended Settings dialog box from the Optional Settings tab.

    Creating an overlay
    1. Click the Advanced Layout tab.

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    2. Select the Form Overlay check box.

    3. Select Create Overlay Data, then click More Settings. The Create Form dialog box appears.
    4. Type the form name in the Form Name box and its description in the Description box.
    5. Select Foreground Document or Background Document to specify whether the overlay will
    be printed as foreground or background of the document.
    6. Select the Assign to Paper Source check box to display the form name in the Paper Source
    drop-down list on the Basic Settings tab.
    7. Click OK.
    Note:
    ❏ To change the settings of the overlay form data you created, access the printer driver and repeat all
    the steps above. Note that on the step 3, select Overlay Print, then click Edit Form.
    ❏ The following 9 characters cannot be used for form names: \ / : * ? " < > |.

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    Printing an overlaid document
    You can select the registered form data from the Paper Source drop-down list on the Basic Settings
    tab. For registering form data in the Paper Source, see step 6 in “Creating an overlay” on page 55.
    If overlay form data is not registered in the Paper Source or if you want to make detailed settings,
    follow the steps below.
    1. Click the Advanced Layout tab.
    2. Select the Form Overlay check box.
    3. Select the Overlay Print check box, then click More Settings. The Form Selection dialog box
    appears.
    4. Make appropriate settings. For details about each setting, see online help.
    Note:
    If you cannot select the form from the application, access the printer driver from the operating
    system. For details, see “Accessing the printer driver” on page 204.
    5. Click OK.

    Saving an overlaid form pre-settings
    This function allows you to save the settings you made from “Creating an overlay” on page 55.
    1. From the Form Selection dialog box, click Save/Delete. To open the dialog box, see “Printing
    an overlaid document” on page 57.
    2. Type the pre-settings name in the Form Pre-Settings Name box, then click Save. Your
    pre-settings name will appear in the Form Pre-Settings drop-down list in the Form Selection
    dialog box.
    3. Click OK. Your pre-settings name will appear in the Pre-Settings drop-down list in the Advanced
    Layout dialog box.
    Note:
    ❏ To delete an overlaid form pre-setting, follow the step 1, select the pre-settings name you want
    to delete from Form Pre-Settings drop-down list, click Delete, and then click OK.
    ❏ You can save up to 20 pre-settings.

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    Printing with an overlay (with the storage)
    This function allows you to register the overlay form data on the storage. The optional CompactFlash
    memory installed on the printer is used as the storage for this product.
    This function is available only when the following conditions are satisfied.
    ❏ The optional CompactFlash memory is installed on the printer.
    ❏ Update the Printer Option Info Automatically is selected under the Optional Settings tab on
    the printer driver.
    ❏ High Quality (Printer) mode is set.
    ❏ The printer is connected via a network.
    ❏ You are using Windows.
    ❏ EPSON Status Monitor is installed on the computer.
    ❏ Internet Explorer is running on the computer.

    Register the overlay form data on the storage
    Note:
    The form name must use only the characters shown below. A - Z, a - z, 0 - 9, and ! ’ ) ( - _ %
    1. Create the overlay form data. For details, see “Creating an overlay” on page 55.
    2. Log in to Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP,"XP x64, 2000, Server 2008, Server 2008 x64, Server 2003,
    or Server 2003 x64 as an administrator.
    3. From your operating system, click Start and access Printers (for Windows Vista, 2000, or Server
    2008) or Printers and Faxes (for Windows XP or Server 2003). Right-click your printer icon,
    then click Properties.
    4. Click the Optional Settings tab.
    5. Click Register. The Authentication dialog box appears.
    6. Enter the password, and then click OK.
    The Register to Storage dialog box appears.

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    7. Select the form name from the Form Names list, and then click Register.
    Note:
    ❏ Only form names that can be registered appear on the Form Names list.
    ❏ Click Print List to print the form list registered in the printer.
    8. Click Back to close the Register to Storage dialog box.
    9. Click OK.

    Printing a overlaid document
    1. Click the Advanced Layout tab.
    2. Select the Form Overlay check box.
    3. Select the Overlay Print check box, then click More Settings. The Form Selection dialog box
    appears.
    4. Select CompactFlash in Printer in the Current Source drop-down list.
    5. Make appropriate settings. For details about each setting, see online help.
    6. Click OK in the Form Selection dialog box.
    7. Click OK in the Advanced Layout tab.

    Delete the overlay form data on the storage
    1. Follow the step 2 to 4 of “Register the overlay form data on the storage” on page 58.
    2. Click Delete. The Authentication dialog box appears.
    3. Enter the password, and then click OK.
    The Delete from Storage dialog box appears.

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    4. If you delete all overlay form data, select All, then click Delete. If you want to delete some specific
    data, select Selected, enter the form name in the Form Name edit box, then click Delete.
    Note:
    ❏ If you need the list of the registered overlay form data, click Print List to print it and confirm
    the form name. Also, if you need a sample print-out of the form data, enter the form name and
    click the Print Sample button.
    ❏ You can use the Browse button if the printer is connected through a network. Form names
    registered to the storage are displayed by clicking the Browse button.
    5. Click Back.
    6. Click OK.

    Printing the copy-protected document
    This function allows you to print a document as a copy-protected document. When you try to copy
    a copy-protected document, “COPY” is printed several times on the document.
    Note:
    ❏ Epson will not guarantee to secure from information leakage and any other damage by using this
    function, nor hidden letters appear in all cases.
    ❏ Screen-tone may be too dark, hidden letters may not be printed on the entire print, or hidden letters
    may not appear when photocopied depends on the models, settings, and combinations of
    photocopiers, fax machine, input device such as digital cameras and scanners, output device such
    as printers; printer driver settings of this product; condition of consumables such as toner and output
    paper type.
    For Windows users
    Note:
    With this function, the Print Quality setting is changed to Fine, and the Density setting is changed to
    3.
    1. Click the Advanced Layout tab.

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    2. Select Copy from the Anti-Copy Pattern drop-down list.

    3. Select Front or Back to select if “COPY” is printed in front or back of the images in the document.
    4. Click OK.

    Printing Web Pages to Fit Your Paper Size
    This function allows you to make Web pages fit to your paper size when printing. Install EPSON
    Web-To-Page from the printer software CD-ROM.
    Note:
    This software is not available for Windows Vista, XP x64, Server 2008, and Server 2003.
    After you install EPSON Web-To-Page, the menu bar is displayed on the Microsoft Internet Explorer
    Toolbar. If it does not appear, select Toolbars from the View menu of Internet Explorer, and then
    select EPSON Web-To-Page.

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    Using the Reserve Job Function
    This function allows you to store print jobs on the printer’s memory and to print them later directly
    from the printer’s control panel. You can prevent the printed document from being looked at by
    other people by applying a password to the print job.
    This function uses the following types of printer memory.
    Printer’s Storage

    Description

    CompactFlash

    The optional CompactFlash memory must be installed on your printer in order to use
    the Reserve Job function. Make sure that the CompactFlash memory is correctly
    recognized by the printer driver before you start using the Reserve Job function.

    RAM Disk

    An additional memory must be installed on your printer in order to use the Reserve
    Job function.
    To enable the RAM disk, you have to set the RAM Disk setting on the control panel to
    Normal or Maximum. For instructions about increasing your printer’s memory, see
    “Installing a memory module” on page 132.
    After the memory module is installed, you must update the option information. See
    “Making Optional Settings” on page 205.
    When both CompactFlash memory and a RAM disk are installed, CompactFlash
    memory is given priority and makes the RAM disk unavailable.

    The table below gives an overview of the Reserve Job options.

    *

    Reserve Job Option

    Description

    Re-Print Job

    Lets you print the job now and store it on the printer’s memory. You can print the same
    job several times.

    Verify Job

    Lets you print one copy now to verify the content. You can print multiple copies later.

    Stored Job*

    Lets you store the print job on the printer’s memory without printing it now.

    Confidential Job

    Lets you apply a password to the print job. You can print the job entering the password
    on the printer’s control panel.

    Not available when you use the RAM disk for the printer’s memory.

    Sending the print job
    For Windows users

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    1. Click the Optional Settings tab, then click Reserve Jobs Settings. The Reserve Jobs Settings
    dialog box appears.
    2. Select the Reserve Job On check box, then select Re-Print Job, Verify Job, Stored Job, or
    Confidential Job.
    3. Enter a user name and job name in the corresponding text boxes. If you selected Confidential
    Job, enter a four-digit number in the password text box to set the password.
    Note:
    If you want to create a thumbnail of the first page of a job, select the Create a thumbnail check
    box. Thumbnails can be accessed by entering http:// followed by the internal print server’s IP address
    in a Web browser.
    4. Click OK.
    Note:
    The OK button becomes available after both the user name and job name have been entered.
    If you selected Re-print Job, the printer prints your document. If you selected Verify Job, the printer
    prints one copy of your document.
    To print or delete this data using the printer’s control panel, see “Printing and Deleting Reserve Job
    Data” on page 104.

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    Chapter 3

    Using the Control Panel
    Using the Control Panel Menus
    When to make control panel settings
    In general, printer driver settings override settings made using the control panel.
    You should make the following settings by using the control panel because these settings cannot be
    made in the printer driver.
    ❏ Settings to select emulation modes and IES (Intelligent Emulation Switching) mode
    ❏ Settings to specify a channel and configure the interface
    ❏ Settings to specify the size of the memory buffer used to receive data

    How to access the control panel menus
    1. Press the r Right button to access the control panel menus.

    2. Use the u Up and d Down buttons to scroll through the menus.
    3. Press the r Right button to view the items in a menu. Depending on the menu, the LCD panel
    displays an item and the current setting separated ( YYYY=ZZZZ), or only an item ( YYYY).
    4. Use the u Up and d Down buttons to scroll through the items, or press the l Left button to
    return to the previous level.

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    5. Press the r Right button to carry out the operation indicated by an item, such as printing a
    configuration status sheet or resetting the printer, or to view the settings available for an item,
    such as paper sizes or emulation modes.
    Use the u Up and d Down buttons to scroll through available settings, then press the r Right
    button to select a setting and return to the previous level. Press the l Left button to return to the
    previous level without changing the setting.
    Note:
    ❏ You need to turn the printer off and then on to activate some settings. For details, see “Control
    Panel Menus” on page 66.
    ❏ The OK button can be used instead of the r Right button in step 3 or 5.
    6. Press the Start/Stop button to exit the control panel menus.

    How to register menus as bookmarks
    By registering bookmarks for frequently used menus, you can display the registered menus by just
    pressing the OK button while the LCD panel displays Ready or Sleep.
    Note:
    The maximum number of menus you can register as bookmarks is 3.
    1. Display the menu to register. For details, see “How to access the control panel menus” on page
    64.
    2. Press the OK button for more than two seconds.
    The Add Bookmark menu appears.
    Note:
    Some menus cannot be bookmarked. If you tried to register them, Bookmark Failed is displayed.
    3. Press the u Up and d Down buttons to select the menu to delete, then press the r Right button.
    Note:
    To register a new menu, you have to delete one of the registered menus from the bookmark.
    If Bookmark Registered is displayed, the menu is bookmarked successfully.

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    Note:
    To delete the bookmarked menus, select Reset All from the control panel’s Reset Menu.

    Control Panel Menus
    Note:
    Some menus and items appear only when a corresponding optional device is installed or an appropriate
    setting has been done.

    Information Menu
    Press the d Down or u Up button to select an item. Press the r Right button to print a sheet or font
    sample.
    Item

    Values

    Print Configuration Status Sheet

    -

    Print Supplies Status Sheet

    -

    Print Usage History Sheet

    -

    Reserve Job List*1

    -

    Form Overlay List*2

    -

    Network Status Sheet*3

    -

    AUX Status Sheet*4

    -

    USB Ext I/F Status Sht*5

    -

    PS3 Status Sheet

    -

    PS3 Font List

    -

    ROM A Information*6

    -

    PCL Font Sample

    -

    ESCP2 Font Sample

    -

    FX Font Sample

    -

    I239X Font Sample

    -

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    Item

    Values

    Toner

    E******F to E

    F

    Fuser Unit Life

    E******F to E

    F

    Total Pages

    0 to 99999999

    User's Guide

    *1 Available only when the jobs are stored by using the Quick Print Job feature.
    *2 This item appears only when Form Overlay data exists.
    *3 Available only when the Network

    I/F setting in Network Menu is set to On.

    *4 Available only when an optional interface card is installed.
    *5 Available only when the printer is connected to a USB device with D4 support and has been turned on when the USB

    I/F

    setting is set to On.
    *6 Available only when a ROM module is installed.

    Print Configuration Status Sheet
    Prints a sheet showing the current printer settings and installed options. This sheet can be useful to
    confirm whether option have been installed correctly.
    Print Supplies Status Sheet
    Prints a sheet showing information about consumables.
    Print Usage History Sheet
    Prints a sheet showing the history of the printer’s usage.
    Reserve Job List
    Prints a list of reserved print jobs stored on the printer’s memory.
    Form Overlay List
    Prints a list of the form overlays stored in the optional CompactFlash memory.
    Network Status Sheet
    Prints a sheet showing the working status of the network.
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    Prints a sheet showing the working status of the optional interface.
    USB Ext I/F Status Sht
    Prints a sheet showing the working status of the USB interface.
    PS3 Status Sheet
    Prints a sheet showing information about the PS3 mode such as the PS3 version.
    PS3 Font List, PCL Font Sample, ESCP2 Font Sample, FX Font Sample, I239X Font Sample
    Prints a sample of the fonts available for your selected printer emulation.
    ROM A Information
    Prints a sheet showing information about the memory installed in the ROM A slot.
    Toner, Fuser Unit Life
    The number of asterisks (*) between “E” and “F” indicates the remaining service lives of consumables.
    If a non-genuine consumable is used, “?” is displayed instead of the indicator.
    Total Pages
    Displays the total number of pages printed by the printer.

    System Information Menu
    The following information is displayed.
    ❏ Main Version
    ❏ MCU Version
    ❏ Serial No
    ❏ Memory
    ❏ MAC Address

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    Tray Menu

    *

    Item

    Settings (default in bold)

    MP Tray Size

    A4 Portrait, A4 Landscape, A3, A5, A6, B4, B5, LT, HLT, LGL, GLT, GLG, B, EXE, F4,
    MON, C10, DL, C5, C6, IB5

    Cassette1 Size/Cassette2 Size*/
    Cassette3 Size*/ Cassette4 Size*

    A4 Portrait, A4 Landscape, A3, A5, B4, B5, LT, LGL

    MP Type

    Plain, Preprinted, Letterhead, Recycled, Color, Transparency, Labels

    Cassette1 Type/ Cassette2 Type*/
    Cassette3 Type*/ Cassette4 Type*

    Plain, Preprinted, Letterhead, Recycled, Color

    Available only when the optional paper cassette unit is installed.

    MP Tray Size
    Select your paper size from this menu. The tray paper size switch setting is enabled if it is not set to
    .
    Cassette 1 Size/Cassette 2 Size/Cassette 3 Size/Cassette 4 Size
    Displays the paper size loaded in the standard and optional paper cassettes.
    MP Type
    Lets you set the paper type loaded in the MP tray.
    Cassette 1 Type/Cassette 2 Type/Cassette 3 Type/Cassette 4 Type
    Lets you select the paper type loaded in the standard and optional paper cassettes.

    Emulation Menu
    Note:
    You can specify different emulations for each interfaces.
    Item

    Settings (default in bold)

    Parallel

    Auto, ESCP2, FX, I239X, PS3, PCL

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    *

    Item

    Settings (default in bold)

    USB

    Auto, ESCP2, FX, I239X, PS3, PCL

    Network

    Auto, ESCP2, FX, I239X, PS3, PCL

    AUX*

    Auto, ESCP2, FX, I239X, PS3, PCL

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    Available only when an optional Type-B interface card is installed.

    Printing Menu
    Note:
    The settings are overridden by the settings made in the printer driver.
    Item

    Settings (default in bold)

    Page Size

    A4, A3, A5, A6, B4, B5, LT, HLT, LGL, GLT, GLG, B, EXE, F4, MON, C10, DL, C5, C6, IB5, CTM*1

    Wide A4

    Off, On

    Orientation

    Port, Land

    Resolution

    300, 600, 1200

    RITech*2

    On, Off

    Toner Save*2

    Off, On

    Density

    1, 2, 3, 4, 5

    Top Offset

    -150.0 ... 0.0 ... 150.0 mm in 0.5 increments

    LeftOffset

    -150.0 ... 0.0 ... 150.0 mm in 0.5 increments

    T Offset B*3

    -150.0 ... 0.0 ... 150.0 mm in 0.5 increments

    L Offset B*3

    -150.0 ... 0.0 ... 150.0 mm in 0.5 increments

    *1 Custom-size paper is 75.0 × 98.4 mm at the minimum and 297.0 × 508.0 mm at the maximum.
    *2 If Resolution is set to 1200, these settings are invalid even if set to On.
    *3 Available only when the optional Duplex Unit is installed.

    Page Size
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    Wide A4
    Selecting On decreases the left and right margins from 4 mm to 3.4 mm.
    Orientation
    Specifies whether the page is printed in portrait or landscape orientation.
    Resolution
    Specifies the printing resolution.
    RITech
    Turning RITech on produces smoother and crisper lines, text, and graphics.
    Toner Save
    When this setting is selected, the printer saves toner by substituting a gray shade for the black inside
    of characters. The characters are outlined in full black on the right and lower edges.
    Density
    Specifies the printing density.
    Top Offset
    Makes fine adjustments to the vertical printing position of the page.

    c

    Caution:
    Make sure that the printed image does not extend beyond the edge of the paper. Otherwise, you
    may damage the printer.

    LeftOffset
    Makes fine adjustments to the horizontal printing position of the page. This is useful for fine
    adjustments.

    c

    Caution:
    Make sure that the printed image does not extend beyond the edge of the paper. Otherwise, you
    may damage the printer.

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    Adjusts the vertical printing position on the back of the paper when printing on both sides. Use this
    if the printout on the back is not where you expected.
    L Offset B
    Adjusts the horizontal printing position on the back of the paper when printing on both sides. Use
    this if the printout on the back is not where you expected.

    Setup Menu
    Item

    Settings (default in bold)

    Language

    English, Français, Deutsch, Italiano, ESPAÑOL, SVENSKA, Dansk, Nederlands, SUOMI,
    Português, Norsk,
    ,
    ,
    ,
    ,

    Time to Sleep

    5, 15, 30, 60, 120, 180, 240 Min

    Time Out

    0, 5 to 60 to 300 in increments of 1

    Paper Source

    Auto, MP, Cassette 1, Cassette 2*1, Cassette 3*1, Cassette 4*1

    Out Bin*1

    Face-down, Stacker

    Stacker*1

    +Face-down, No Face-down

    MP Mode

    Normal, Last

    Manual Feed

    Off, 1st Page, EachPage

    Copies

    1 to 999

    Duplex*1*2

    Off, On

    Binding*1*2

    Long Edge, Short Edge

    Start Page*1*2

    Front, Back

    Paper Type

    Normal, Thick, ExtraThk, Transparency

    Skip Blank Page*3

    Off, On

    Auto Eject Page*4

    Off, On

    Size Ignore

    Off, On

    Auto Cont

    Off, On

    Page Protect*4*5

    Auto, On

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    Item

    Settings (default in bold)

    Toner Alert

    Skip, Set

    LCD Contrast

    0 to 7 to 15

    RAM Disk*6*7

    Off, Normal, Maximum

    User's Guide

    *1 Available only when the corresponding option is installed.
    *2 Available only when you use A4, A3, A5, B4, B5, LT, HLT, LGL, GLT, GLG, B, EXE, or F4 size paper.
    *3 Available only for ESC/Page, ESC/P2, FX, or I239X mode.
    *4 Not available in PS3.
    *5 Not available in PCL.
    *6 After this item is changed, the setting value takes effect after a warm boot or after the power is turned on again.
    *7 Not available when a CompactFlash memory is installed.

    Language
    Specifies the language displayed on the LCD panel and that printed on the status sheet.
    Time to Sleep
    Specifies the length of time until the printer enters the sleep mode if there are no button operations
    and no jobs to be printed.
    Time Out
    Specifies the length of the time, in seconds, before a time out when interfaces are being switched
    automatically. The time before a time out occurs is the length of time from the point when no data
    is being received from an interface until the point of switching the interface. If the printer has a print
    job when switching the interface, the printer prints the print job.
    Paper Source
    Specifies whether paper feeds into the printer from the MP tray, the standard paper cassette, or the
    optional paper cassette unit.
    If you select Auto, paper feeds from the paper source containing paper that matches your Paper Size
    setting.
    Out Bin
    Specifies the output tray when the optional Stacker is installed.

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    Stacker
    Specifies whether or not to output the paper to the face-down tray when the Stacker is full.
    MP Mode
    This setting determines whether the MP tray has the highest or lowest priority when Auto is selected
    as the Paper Source setting in the printer driver. When Normal is selected as the MP Mode, the MP
    tray has the highest priority as the paper source. If you select Last, the MP tray has the lowest priority.
    Manual Feed
    Allows you to select the manual feed mode for the MP tray.
    Copies
    Designates the number of copies to be printed, from 1 through 999.
    Duplex
    Turns duplex printing on or off. This allows you to print on both sides of a page.
    Binding
    Specifies the binding direction of the printout.
    Start Page
    Specifies whether duplex printing starts from the front or back of the page.
    Paper Type
    Specifies the type of paper to be used for printing. When Resolution is set to 600, the printer adjusts
    the printing speed according to this setting. The printing speed is reduced when ExtraThk or
    Transparency is selected.
    Skip Blank Page
    Enables you to skip blank pages when printing. This setting is available when you print in the ESC/
    Page, ESCP2, FX, or I239X mode.
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    Specifies whether or not to eject paper when the limit specified in the Time Out setting is reached.
    The default is Off, which means paper is not ejected when the time-out limit is reached.
    Size Ignore
    If you want to ignore a paper size error, select On. When you turn this item on, the printer keeps
    printing even if the image size exceeds the printable area for the specified paper size. This may cause
    smudges because of the toner that is not transferred onto the paper properly. When this item is turned
    off, the printer stops printing if a paper size error occurs.
    Auto Cont
    When you turn this setting on, the printer automatically continues printing after a certain period of
    time when one of the following errors occurs: Paper Set, Print Overrun, Memory Overflow, Duplex
    Memory Overflow, or Invalid Data. When this option is off, you must press the Start/Stop button
    to resume printing.
    Page Protect
    Allocates additional printer memory for printing data, as opposed to receiving it. You may need to
    turn this setting on if you are printing a very complex page. If a Print Overrun error message
    appears on the LCD panel during printing, turn this setting on and reprint your data. This reduces
    the amount of memory reserved for processing data so your computer may take longer to send the
    print job, but it will allow you to print complex jobs. Page Protect usually works best when Auto is
    selected. You will need to increase your printer’s memory if memory errors continue to occur.
    Note:
    Changing the Page Protect setting reconfigures the printer’s memory, which causes any downloaded
    fonts to be deleted.
    Toner Alert
    Specifies whether or not to stop printing temporarily when the imaging cartridge is near the end of
    its service life.
    LCD Contrast
    Adjusts the contrast of the LCD panel. Use the u Up and d Down buttons to set the contrast between
    0 (lowest contrast) and 15 (highest contrast.)
    RAM Disk
    Specifies the RAM disk size available for the Reserve Job function. See the table below for details.

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    Optional RAM capacity
    (Total RAM capacity)

    RAM Disk setting
    Off

    Normal

    Maximum

    Disabled

    16 MB

    16 MB

    64 MB (Total 192 MB)

    32 MB

    64 MB

    128 MB (Total 256 MB)

    64 MB

    128 MB

    192 MB (Total 320 MB)

    96 MB

    144 MB

    256 MB (Total 384 MB)

    128 MB

    144 MB

    320 MB (Total 448 MB)

    160 MB

    192 MB

    448 MB (Total 576 MB)

    224 MB

    320 MB

    0 MB (Total 128 MB)

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    Reset Menu
    Clear Warning
    Clears warning messages that show errors except for these that occur from consumable products or
    mandatory-replacement parts.
    Clear All Warnings
    Clears all warning messages that appear on the LCD panel.
    Reset
    Stops printing and clears the current job received from the active interface. You may want to reset
    the printer when there is a problem with the print job itself and the printer cannot print successfully.
    Reset All
    Stops printing, clears the printer memory, and reboots automatically. The print jobs received from
    all interfaces are erased.
    Note:
    Performing Reset All clears print jobs received from all interfaces. Be careful not to interrupt someone
    else’s job.
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    Restores the control panel menu settings to their default values.
    Reset Transfer Counter
    Reset the transfer life counter when you replace the transfer.
    Reset Fuser Counter
    Reset the fuser unit life counter when you replace the fuser unit.
    Reset Feed Roller C2/C3/C4 Counter
    Reset the feed roller C2/C3/C4 life counter when you replace the feed roller C2/C3/C4.

    Quick Print Job Menu
    This menu allows you to print or delete print jobs that were stored in the printer’s memory using the
    Quick Print Job feature (Re-Print Job, Verify Job, Stored Job) of the printer driver’s Reserve Job
    function. For instructions on using this menu, see “Using the Quick Print Job Menu” on page 104.

    Confidential Job Menu
    This menu allows you to print or delete print jobs stored in the printer’s memory using the
    Confidential Job feature of the printer driver’s Reserve Job function. You need to enter the correct
    password to access this data. For instructions on using this menu, see “Using the Confidential Job
    Menu” on page 105.

    Clock Menu
    Item

    Settings (default in bold)

    Local Time Diff.

    -13:59 … 0:00 … +13:59

    Time Setting

    2000/ 01/01 00:00 to 2099/12/31 23:59

    Date Format

    DD/MM/YY, MM/DD/YY, YY/MM/DD

    Local Time Diff.
    Specifies the current date and time by entering the time difference from Greenwich Mean time.

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    Time Setting
    Specifies the current date and time by entering them directly.
    Date Format
    Specifies the format to display the date.

    Parallel Menu
    These settings control communication between the printer and the computer when using the parallel
    interface.
    Item

    Settings (default in bold)

    Parallel I/F*1

    On, Off

    Speed*1*2

    Fast, Normal

    Bi-D*1*2

    ECP, Off, Nibble

    Buffer Size*1*2

    Normal, Maximum, Minimum

    *1 After this item is changed, the setting value takes effect after a warm boot or after the power is turned on again. While

    it is reflected in the Status Sheet and EJL read-back, the actual change takes effect after a warm boot or after the power
    is turned on again.
    *2 Available only when USB

    I/F is set to On.

    Parallel I/F
    Allows you to activate or deactivate the parallel interface.
    Speed
    Specifies the pulse width of the ACKNLG signal when receiving data in the Compatibility mode or
    Nibble mode. When Fast is selected, the pulse width is about 1 μs. When Normal is selected, the
    pulse width is about 10 μs.
    Bi-D
    Allows you to specify the bidirectional communication mode. When you select Off, bidirectional
    communication is disabled.

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    Buffer Size
    Determines the amount of memory to be used for receiving data and printing data. If Maximum is
    selected, more memory is allocated for receiving data. If Minimum is selected, more memory is
    allocated for printing data.
    Note:
    ❏ To activate Buffer Size settings, you must turn off the printer for more than five seconds then turn
    it back on. Or, you can perform a Reset All operation, as explained in “Reset Menu” on page
    76.
    ❏ Resetting the printer erases all print jobs. Make sure the Ready light is not flashing when you reset
    the printer.

    USB Menu
    Item

    Settings (default in bold)

    USB I/F*1

    On, Off

    USB Speed*1 *2

    HS, FS

    Get IP Address*2 *3

    Auto, PING, Panel

    IP*2 *3 *4 *5

    0.0.0.1 to 255.255.255.254

    SM*2 *3

    0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255

    GW*2 *3

    0.0.0.0 to 255.255.255.255

    NetWare*2 *3

    On, Off

    AppleTalk*2 *3

    On, Off

    MS Network*2 *3

    On, Off

    Bonjour*2 *3

    On, Off

    USB Ext I/F Init*2 *3

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    Item

    Settings (default in bold)

    Buffer Size*1 *2

    Normal, Maximum, Minimum

    User's Guide

    *1 After this item is changed, the setting value takes effect after a warm boot or after the power is turned on again. While

    it is reflected in the Status Sheet and EJL read-back, the actual change takes effect after a warm boot or after the power
    is turned on again.
    *2 Available only when USB

    I/F is set to On.

    *3 Available only when a USB external device with D4 support is connected. The contents of the settings depend on the

    USB external device settings.
    *4 If the Get

    IPAddress setting is set to Auto, this setting cannot be changed.

    *5 When the Get

    IPAddress setting is changed from Panel or PING to Auto, the panel setting values are saved. Then Auto
    is changed back to Panel or PING, the saved setting values are displayed. The value is set to 192.168.192.168 if the
    settings are not made from the panel.

    USB I/F
    Allows you to activate or deactivate the USB interface.
    USB Speed
    Allows you to select the operation mode of USB interface. Selecting HS is recommended. Select FS if
    HS does not work on your computer system.
    Buffer Size
    Determines the amount of memory to be used for receiving data and printing data. If Maximum is
    selected, more memory is allocated for receiving data. If Minimum is selected, more memory is
    allocated for printing data.
    Note:
    ❏ To activate Buffer Size settings, you must turn off the printer for more than five seconds then
    turn it back on. Or, you can perform a Reset All operation, as explained in “Reset Menu” on page
    76.
    ❏ Resetting the printer erases all print jobs. Make sure the Ready light is not flashing when you reset
    the printer.

    Network Menu
    See the Network Guide for each setting.

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    AUX Menu
    See the Network Guide for each setting.

    PCL Menu
    These settings are available in the PCL mode.
    Item

    Settings (default in bold)

    FontSource

    Resident, Download*1

    Font Number

    0… 65535 (depending on your settings)

    Pitch*2

    0.44 … 10.00 … 99.99 cpi in 0.01 cpi increment

    Height*2

    4.00 … 12.00 … 999.75 pt in 0.25 pt increment

    SymSet

    IBM-US, Roman-8, Roman-9, ECM94-1, 8859-2 ISO, 8859-9 ISO, 8859-10ISO, 8859-15ISO,
    PcBlt775, IBM-DN, PcMultiling, PcE.Europe, PcTk437, PcEur858, Pc1004, WiAnsi, WiE.Europe,
    WiTurkish, WiBALT, DeskTop, PsText, VeInternati, VeUS, MsPublishin, Math-8, PsMath, VeMath,
    PiFont, Legal, UK, ANSI ASCII, Swedis2, Italian, Spanish, German, Norweg1, French2, Windows,
    McText, Hebrew7, 8859-8 ISO, Hebrew8, Arabic8, OCR A, OCR B, Pc866Cyr, Pc866Ukr, WinCyr,
    ISOCyr, Pc8Grk, Pc851Grk, WinGrk, ISOGrk, Greek8, Pc862Heb, Pc864Ara, HPWARA

    Form

    5 … 64 … 128 lines

    CR Function

    CR, CR+LF

    LF Function

    LF, CR+LF

    Tray Assign

    4K, 5S, 4

    *1 Available only when downloaded fonts are available.
    *2 Depending on the font that has been selected.

    FontSource
    Sets the default font source.
    Font Number
    Sets the default font number for the default font source. The available number depends on the settings
    you made.
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    Specifies the default font pitch if the font is scalable and of fixed-pitch. You can select from 0.44 to
    99.99 cpi (characters per inch), in 0.01-cpi increments. This item may not appear depending on the
    Font Source or Font Number settings.
    Height
    Specifies the default font height if the font is scalable and proportional. You can select from 4.00 to
    999.75 points, in 0.25-point increments. This item may not appear depending on the Font Source
    or Font Number settings.
    SymSet
    Selects the default symbol set. If the font you selected in Font Source and Font Number is not available
    in the new SymSet setting, the Font Source and the Font Number settings are automatically replaced
    with the default value, IBM-US.
    Form
    Selects the number of lines for the selected paper size and orientation. This also causes a line spacing
    (VMI) change, and the new VMI value is stored in the printer. This means that later changes in the
    Page Size or Orientation settings cause changes in the Form value, based on the stored VMI.
    CR Function, LF Function
    These functions are included for users of particular operating systems, such as UNIX.
    Tray Assign
    Changes the assignment for the paper source select command. When 4 is selected, the commands
    are set as compatible with the HP LaserJet 4. When 4K is selected, the commands are set as compatible
    with the HP LaserJet 4000, 5000, and 8000. When 5S is selected, the commands are set as compatible
    with the HP LaserJet 5S.

    PS3 Menu
    Item

    Settings (default in bold)

    Error Sheet

    Off, On

    Image Protect

    Off, On

    Binary

    Off, On

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    Item

    Settings (default in bold)

    Text Detection

    Off, On

    PDF Page Size

    Auto, A4, A3, A5, A6, B4, B5, LT, HLT, LGL, GLT, GLG, B, EXE, F4, MON, C10, DL, C5, C6, IB5

    Error Sheet
    When you select On, the printer prints out an error sheet when an error occurs in the PS3 mode or
    when the PDF file you tried to print is not a supported version.
    Image Protect
    When On is selected, the print quality is not reduced even with insufficient memory. In that case,
    Memory Overflow is displayed and the printing is stopped.
    When Off is selected, the print quality is reduced with insufficient memory. In that case,
    Image Optimum is displayed and the printing is continued.
    Binary
    Specifies the data format. Select On for the Binary data and select Off for the ASCII data.
    Note:
    ❏ Binary can only be used with network connection.
    ❏ You do not have to select On when using AppleTalk.
    To use the Binary data, make sure your application supports Binary data and that SEND CTRL-D
    Before Each Job and SEND CTRL-D After Each Job are set to No.
    When this setting is set to On, you cannot use TBCP (Tagged binary communication protocol) in the
    printer driver settings.
    Text Detection
    When you select On, the text file is converted to a PostScript file when printing. This setting is available
    only when you select PS3 in the Emulation Menu.
    PDF Page Size
    Specifies the paper size when you send the PDF file directory from a computer or some other device. If
    Auto is selected, the paper size is determined based on the size of the first page that is printed.

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    ESCP2 Menu
    Item

    Settings (default in bold)

    Font

    Courier, Prestige, Roman, Sans serif, Roman T, Orator S, Sans H, Script, OCR A, OCR B

    Pitch

    10, 12, 15 cpi, Prop.

    Condensed

    Off, On

    T. Margin

    0.40 ... 0.50 ... 1.50 inches in 0.05-inch increments

    Text

    1... 66 ... 117 lines

    CGTable

    PcUSA, Italic, PcMultilin, PcPortugue, PcCanFrenc, PcNordic, PcTurkish2, PcIcelandic,
    PcE.Europe, BpBRASCII, BpAbicomp, Roman-8, PcEur858, ISO Latin1, 8859-15ISO, PcSI437,
    PcTurkish1, 8859-9 ISO, Mazowia, CodeMJK, PcGk437, PcGk851, PcGk869, 8859-7 ISO, PcCy855,
    PcCy866, PcUkr866, PcLit771, Bulgarian, Hebrew7, Hebrew8, PcHe862, PcAr864, PcAr864Ara,
    PcAr720, PcLit774, Estonia, ISO Latin2, PcLat866

    Country

    USA, France, Germany, UK, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Spain1, Japan, Norway, Denmark2, Spain2,
    LatinAmeric, Korea, Legal

    Auto CR

    On, Off

    Auto LF

    Off, On

    Bit Image

    Dark, Light, BarCode

    ZeroChar

    0, (or the zero character with a slash)

    Font
    Selects the font.
    Pitch
    Selects the pitch (the horizontal spacing) of the font in fixed pitch, measured in cpi (characters per
    inch). You can also choose proportional spacing.
    Condensed
    Turns condensed printing on or off.
    T. Margin
    Sets the distance from the top of the page to the baseline of the first printable line. The distance is
    measured in inches. The smaller the value, the closer the printable line is to the top.

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    Text
    Sets the page length in lines. For this option, a line is assumed to be 1 pica (1/6 inch). If you change
    the Orientation, Page Size, or T. Margin settings, the page length setting automatically returns to the
    default for each paper size.
    CG Table
    Use the character generator (CG) table option to select the graphics character table or the italics table.
    The graphics table contains graphic characters for printing lines, corners, shaded areas, international
    characters, Greek characters, and mathematical symbols. If you select Italic, the upper half of the
    character table is defined as italic characters.
    Country
    Use this option to select one of the fifteen international symbol sets. See the Font Guide for samples
    of the characters in each country’s symbol set.
    Auto CR
    Specifies whether the printer performs a carriage-return/line-feed (CR-LF) operation whenever the
    printing position goes beyond the right margin. If you select Off, the printer does not print any
    characters beyond the right margin and does not perform any line wrapping until it receives a
    carriage-return character. This function is handled automatically by most applications.
    Auto LF
    If you select Off, the printer does not send an automatic line-feed (LF) command with each
    carriage-return (CR). If On is selected, a line-feed command is sent with each carriage-return. Select
    On if your text lines overlap.
    Bit Image
    The printer is able to emulate the graphics densities set with the printer commands. If you select
    Dark, the bit image density is high, and if you select Light, the bit image density is low.
    If you select BarCode, the printer converts bit images to bar codes by automatically filling in any
    vertical gaps between dots. This produces unbroken vertical lines that can be read by a bar code
    reader. This mode will reduce the size of the image being printed, and may also cause some distortion
    when printing bit image graphics.
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    Specifies whether the printer prints a slashed or unslashed zero.

    FX Menu
    Item

    Settings (default in bold)

    Font

    Courier, Prestige, Roman, Sans serif, Script, Orator S, OCR A, OCR B

    Pitch

    10, 12, 15 cpi, Prop.

    Condensed

    Off, On

    T. Margin

    0.40 ... 0.50 ... 1.50 inches in 0.05-inch increments

    Text

    1... 66 ... 117 lines

    CGTable

    PcUSA, Italic, PcMultilin, PcPortugue, PcCanFrenc, PcNordic, PcTurkish2, PcIcelandic,
    PcE.Europe, BpBRASCII, BpAbicomp, Roman-8, PcEur858, ISO Latin1, 8859-15ISO

    Country

    USA, France, Germany, UK, Denmark, Sweden, Italy, Spain1, Japan, Norway, Denmark2, Spain2,
    LatinAmeric

    Auto CR

    On, Off

    Auto LF

    Off, On

    Bit Image

    Dark, Light, BarCode

    ZeroChar

    0, (or the zero character with a slash)

    Font
    Selects the font.
    Pitch
    Selects the pitch (the horizontal spacing) of the font in fixed pitch, measured in cpi (characters per
    inch). You can also choose proportional spacing.
    Condensed
    Turns condensed printing on or off.
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    Sets the distance from the top of the page to the baseline of the first printable line. The distance is
    measured in inches. The smaller the value, the closer the printable line is to the top.
    Text
    Sets the page length in lines. For this option, a line is assumed to be 1 pica (1/6 inch). If you change
    the Orientation, Page Size, or T. Margin settings, the page length setting automatically returns to the
    default for each paper size.
    CG Table
    Use the character generator (CG) table option to select the graphics character table or the italics table.
    The graphics table contains graphic characters for printing lines, corners, shaded areas, international
    characters, Greek characters, and mathematical symbols. If you select Italic, the upper half of the
    character table is defined as italic characters.
    Country
    Use this option to select one of the thirteen international symbol sets. See the Font Guide for samples
    of the characters in each country’s symbol set.
    Auto CR
    Specifies whether the printer performs a carriage-return/line-feed (CR-LF) operation whenever the
    printing position goes beyond the right margin. If you select Off, the printer does not print any
    characters beyond the right margin and does not perform any line wrapping until it receives a
    carriage-return character. This function is handled automatically by most applications.
    Auto LF
    If you select Off, the printer does not send an automatic line-feed (LF) command with each
    carriage-return (CR). If On is selected, a line-feed command is sent with each carriage-return. Select
    On if your text lines overlap.
    Bit Image
    The printer is able to emulate the graphics densities set with the printer commands. If you select
    Dark, the bit image density is high, and if you select Light, the bit image density is low.
    If you select BarCode, the printer converts bit images to bar codes by automatically filling in any
    vertical gaps between dots. This produces unbroken vertical lines that can be read by a bar code
    reader. This mode will reduce the size of the image being printed, and may also cause some distortion
    when printing bit image graphics.

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    ZeroChar
    Selects whether the printer prints a slashed or unslashed zero.

    I239X Menu

    ®

    The I239X mode emulates IBM 2390/2391 Plus commands.
    These settings are available only when the printer is in the I239X mode.
    Item

    Settings (default in bold)

    Font

    Courier, Prestige, Gothic, Orator, Script, Presentor, Sans serif

    Pitch

    10, 12, 15, 17, 20, 24 cpi, Prop.

    Code Page

    437, 850, 858, 860, 863, 865

    T. Margin

    0.30 ... 0.40 ...1.50 inches in 0.05-inch increments

    Text

    1 ... 67 ... 117 lines

    Auto CR

    Off, On

    Auto LF

    Off, On

    Alt. Graphics

    Off, On

    Bit Image

    Dark, Light

    ZeroChar

    0, (or the zero character with a slash)

    CharacterSet

    1, 2

    Font
    Selects the font.
    Pitch
    Selects the pitch (the horizontal spacing) of the font in fixed pitch, measured in cpi (characters per
    inch). You can also choose proportional spacing.
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    Selects the character tables. Character tables contain the characters and symbols used by different
    languages. The printer prints text based on the selected character table.
    T. Margin
    Sets the distance from the top of the page to the baseline of the first printable line. The distance is
    measured in inches. The smaller the value, the closer the printable line is to the top.
    Text
    Sets the page length in lines. For this option, a line is assumed to be 1 pica (1/6 inch). If you change
    the Orientation, Page Size, or T. Margin settings, the page length setting automatically returns to the
    default for each paper size.
    Auto CR
    Specifies whether the printer performs a carriage-return/line-feed (CR-LF) operation whenever the
    printing position goes beyond the right margin. If this setting is off, the printer does not print any
    characters beyond the right margin and does not perform any line wrapping until it receives a
    carriage-return character. This function is handled automatically by most applications.
    Auto LF
    If you select Off, the printer does not send an automatic line-feed (LF) command with each
    carriage-return (CR). If On is selected, a line-feed command is sent with each carriage-return. Select
    On if your text lines overlap.
    Alt.Graphics
    Turns the Alternate Graphics option on or off.
    Bit Image
    The printer is able to emulate the graphics densities set with the printer commands. If you select
    Dark, the bit image density is high, and if you select Light, the bit image density is low.
    If you select BarCode, the printer converts bit images to bar codes by automatically filling in any
    vertical gaps between dots. This produces unbroken vertical lines that can be read by a bar code
    reader. This mode will reduce the size of the image being printed, and may also cause some distortion
    when printing bit image graphics.
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    Selects whether the printer prints a slashed or unslashed zero.
    CharacterSet
    Selects character table 1 or 2.

    Password Config Menu

    *

    Item

    Settings (default in bold)

    Password Config*

    -

    Limitation

    Disable, Interface, Config, All

    The default password is blank. You can enter up to 20 characters for the password.

    Password Config
    Changes the password. Enter the old password first and then enter the new password twice.
    To enter the password, press the d Down or u Up button to select the character and press the r Right
    button to determine the character. After all characters are determined, press the OK button.
    Limitation
    Changes the restriction range. When Interface is selected, the password is required to change the
    settings in the USB and Network menus. When Config is selected, the password is required to enter
    Quick Print Job or Confidential Job, or to change the settings in all menus. When All is
    selected, the password is required to enter Quick Print Job or Confidential Job, or to change
    the settings and to perform the items in all menus. Before changing the setting, you have to enter the
    password set in the Password Config setting.

    Support Menu
    Enter the Support Mode by pressing the d Down button while turning the printer on, to make
    Support Menu and Printer Adjust Menu appear.

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    Caution:
    ❏ Select only the items below from the Support Menu. Do not select any items on the
    Print Adjust Menu.
    ❏ When formatting the CompactFlash or deleting the data, unplug the interface cables and do
    not print files.

    Format CompactFlash
    Formats the CompactFlash memory in the printer if a CompactFlash memory is installed.
    Format PS3 CompactFlash
    Formats the CompactFlash area where PostScript information is stored if a CompactFlash memory
    is installed.
    Delete All CompactFlash Data
    Deletes all data in the CompactFlash memory if a CompactFlash memory is installed.

    Bookmark Menu
    The bookmark menu appears by pressing the OK button while the LCD panel displays Ready or
    Sleep.
    In the bookmark menu, the bookmarked setting items are listed and you can select one of them.
    The following menus are bookmarked by default.
    ❏ Reset Menu
    ❏ MP Tray Size
    ❏ System Information
    To register the menus in bookmark, see “How to register menus as bookmarks” on page 65 for details.

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    Status and Error Messages
    This section contains a list of error messages shown on the LCD panel, a brief description of each
    message and suggestions for correcting the problem. Note that not every message shown on the LCD
    panel indicates a problem. When the mark is displayed at the right of the warning message, multiple
    warnings occur. To confirm all warnings that occur, press the d Down button to display the
    Status Menu, then press the r Right button. The LCD panel also displays the remaining service
    life of the consumables and available paper sizes.
    Bookmark Failed
    The selected menu cannot be registered as a bookmark. Some menus cannot be registered as
    bookmarks.
    Bookmark Registered
    The selected menu is registered as a bookmark.
    Cancel All Print Job
    The printer is canceling all print jobs in the printer memory, including jobs the printer is currently
    receiving or printing. This message appears when the + Cancel Job button has been pressed down
    for more than 2 seconds.
    Cancel Print Job
    The printer is canceling the current print job. This message appears when the + Cancel Job button
    has been pressed and released within 2 seconds.
    Cancel Print Job (by host)
    The print job is canceled at the printer driver.
    Can’t Print
    The print data is deleted because it is incorrect.
    Make sure the appropriate paper size and printer driver are used.
    Can’t Print Duplex

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    The printer has encountered problems during duplex printing. Make sure you are using an
    appropriate type and size of paper for the duplex printing. The problem could also be a result of
    incorrect settings for the paper source you are using. Pressing the Start/Stop button will print the
    rest of the print job on only one side of the paper. Press the + Cancel Job button to cancel the print
    job.
    Can’t Use Bookmark
    The registered menu cannot be used because the menu is disabled by changing any settings after
    registered the menu in bookmark.
    CF CHECK
    The printer is checking the CompactFlash memory.
    Check Duplex Paper Size
    The paper size loaded in the printer is not appropriate for the optional Duplex Unit. Load correct
    paper size and press the Start/Stop button to resume printing.
    Check Paper Size
    The paper size setting is different from the size of paper loaded in the printer. Check to see if the
    correct size of paper is loaded in the specified paper source.
    To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s Reset Menu. See “How to access
    the control panel menus” on page 64 for instructions.
    Check Paper Type
    The paper loaded in the printer does not match the paper type setting in the printer driver. Paper
    that matches only the paper size setting will be used for printing.
    To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s Reset Menu. See “How to access
    the control panel menus” on page 64 for instructions.
    Check Selected Outbin
    The printouts are output on the face-down tray because the paper size or paper type is not supported
    by the stacker.
    Collate Disabled

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    Printing by specifying the number of copies is no longer possible due to a lack of memory (RAM).
    If this error occurs, print only one copy at a time.
    To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s Reset Menu. See “How to access
    the control panel menus” on page 64 for instructions.
    CompactFlash Error
    The installed CompactFlash memory is not supported by the printer or you selected No when the
    Format Required was displayed on the control panel. This error also appears when the installed
    CompactFlash memory size is smaller than 4 GB. Turn off the printer and remove the CompactFlash
    memory. If Format Required is displayed on the control panel, select Yes.
    CompactFlash Full
    The optional CompactFlash memory is full and you cannot save any data. Delete the unnecessary
    data from the CompactFlash memory.
    To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s Reset Menu. For instruction
    about accessing the control panel menus, see “How to access the control panel menus” on page 64.
    Cooling Down
    The printer is cooling down.
    Correct time using Time Setting
    The current time setting is reset because you did not connect the power cord for a long time. To clear
    this error, select Time Setting from Clock Menu and specify the current date and time.
    DM Error yyy
    The Duplex Unit has become separated from the printer.
    Duplex Memory Overflow
    There is not enough memory for duplex printing. The printer prints only on the front and ejects the
    paper. To clear this error, follow the instructions below.
    If Off is selected as the Auto Cont setting on the control panel’s Setup Menu, press the Start/Stop
    button to print on the back of the next sheet, or press the + Cancel Job button to cancel the print
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    If On is selected as the Auto Cont setting on the control panel’s Setup Menu, printing continues
    automatically after a certain period of time.
    Face-down Full
    The output paper at the face-down tray is full. Remove the paper that has been output and press the
    Start/Stop button. Printing resumes.
    Feed Roller C2 Needed Soon, Feed Roller C3 Needed Soon, Feed Roller C4 Needed Soon
    This message indicates that the feed roller C2, C3, or C4 is near the end of its service life. You can
    continue to print until the Replace Feed Roller C2, Replace Feed Roller C3, or
    Replace Feed Roller C4 message appears.
    To clear this warning message and continue printing, select Clear All Warnings from the control
    panel’s Reset Menu. For instruction about accessing the control panel menus, see “How to access
    the control panel menus” on page 64.
    Form Data Canceled
    Unable to store form overlay data on the optional CompactFlash memory. Either the CompactFlash
    memory is not installed correctly, or the maximum number of form overlay files has been reached.
    Confirm that the optional CompactFlash memory is installed correctly, or delete any form overlay
    files you no longer need, and then try storing the new overlay again.
    To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s Reset Menu. For instruction
    about accessing the control panel menus, see “How to access the control panel menus” on page 64.
    Form Feed
    The printer is ejecting paper due to a user request. This message appears when pressing the Start/
    Stop button once to make the printer offline, then holding down the Start/Stop button for more
    than 2 seconds in order not to receive form feed command.
    Format Error ROM A
    An unformatted ROM module has been inserted.
    To clear this error, either press the Start/Stop button or turn off the printer and remove the ROM
    module, then reinstall the ROM module. If that fails to clear the error, contact your dealer.
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    The installed CompactFlash memory needs to be formatted to use it with the printer.
    Select Yes to format the memory, or select No to cancel formatting. If you select No,
    CompactFlash Error is displayed and you cannot use the memory for the printer. In that case, turn
    off the printer and remove the CompactFlash memory.
    Formatting CF
    The CompactFlash memory is being formatted.
    Fuser Needed Soon
    This message indicates that the fuser unit is near the end of its service life. You can continue to print
    until the Replace Fuser message appears.
    To clear this warning message and continue printing, select Clear All Warnings from the control
    panel’s Reset Menu. For instruction about accessing the control panel menus, see “How to access
    the control panel menus” on page 64.
    Image Optimum
    There is insufficient memory to print the page at the specified print quality. The printer automatically
    lowers the print quality so that it can continue printing. If the quality of the printout is not acceptable,
    try simplifying the page by limiting the number of graphics or reducing the number and size of fonts.
    To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s Reset Menu. See “How to access
    the control panel menus” on page 64 for instructions.
    You may need to increase the amount of printer memory to be able to print at the desired print quality
    for your document. For more information on adding memory, see “Memory Module” on page
    131.
    Install Toner Cartridge
    The imaging cartridge is not installed in the printer.
    Install the imaging cartridge. See “Replacing Consumable Products” on page 147.
    Invalid AUX I/F Card
    This message means that the printer cannot communicate with the installed optional interface card.
    Turn off the printer, remove the card, then reinstall it.

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    Invalid Data
    The spool file on the driver is deleted while printing or the data is abnormal. Press the Start/Stop
    button to clear the error.
    Invalid N/W Module
    There is no network program, or the network program cannot be used with your printer. Contact a
    qualified service representative.
    Invalid PS3
    There are errors in the ROM module. Turn off the printer and contact your dealer.
    Invalid ROM A
    The printer cannot read the installed optional ROM module. Turn off the printer, then remove the
    ROM module.
    Jam Paper Size Error
    The paper jam occurred because the loaded paper size is different from the specified paper size.
    Remove the jammed paper. See “Clearing Jammed Paper” on page 156 for instructions on removing
    the jammed paper.
    Maintenance Unit Needed Soon
    This message indicates that the maintenance unit is near the end of its service life. You can continue
    to print until the Replace Maintenance Unit message appears.
    To clear this warning message and continue printing, select Clear All Warnings from the control
    panel’s Reset Menu. For instruction about accessing the control panel menus, see “How to access
    the control panel menus” on page 64.
    Manual Feed ssss
    The manual feed mode is specified for the current print job. Make sure the paper size indicated by
    ssss is loaded, then press the Start/Stop button.
    Memory Overflow
    The printer has insufficient memory to execute the current task. Press the Start/Stop button on the
    control panel to resume printing, or press the + Cancel Job button to cancel the print job.

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    Need Memory
    The printer has insufficient memory to complete the current print job.
    To clear this error message, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s Reset Menu. See“How
    to access the control panel menus” on page 64 for instructions.
    To prevent this problem from recurring, add more memory to your printer as described in “Memory
    modules” on page 235, or reduce the resolution of the image to be printed.
    Non-Genuine Toner Cartridge
    The installed imaging cartridge is not a genuine Epson product. Installing a genuine imaging cartridge
    is recommended. The printout and remaining service life of the imaging cartridge displayed on the
    control panel may be different from those when using genuine Epson imaging cartridge. Epson shall
    not be liable for any damages or problems arising from the use of consumable products not
    manufactured or approved by Epson.
    Install a genuine Epson product, or Clear All Warnings of the Reset Menu on the control panel
    to clear the warning message. See “Replacing Consumable Products” on page 147 for instructions
    on replacing the toner cartridge.
    Offline
    The printer is not ready to print. Press the Start/Stop button.
    Open (wwww Open)
    The specified cover (wwww) is not closed securely. Open the cover once, and then close.
    Optional RAM Error
    The optional memory module may be corrupted or incorrect. Replace it with a new one.
    Paper Jam WWWW
    The location where the paper jam occurred is displayed at WWWWW. WWWWW indicates the location of the
    error.
    If a paper jam occurs at two or more locations simultaneously, the corresponding multiple locations
    are displayed.

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    Location

    Description

    Paper Jam A

    Paper is jammed at cover A. For instructions on clearing this type of paper jam, see
    “Paper Jam A (Cover A)” on page 157.

    Paper Jam B A

    Paper is jammed inside the output path cover (cover A or B) or fuser unit. For
    instructions on clearing this type of paper jam, see “Paper Jam B A (Cover B or A)”
    on page 161.

    Paper Jam MP A

    Paper is jammed at the MP tray. For instructions on clearing this type of paper jam,
    see “Paper Jam MP A (MP tray or Cover A)” on page 168.

    Paper Jam C1 A

    Paper is jammed at the indicated cassette. For instructions on clearing this type of
    paper jam, see “Paper Jam C1 A, Paper Jam C2 A, Paper Jam C3 A, Paper Jam C4 A
    (All paper cassettes and Cover A)” on page 172.

    Paper Jam C2 A
    Paper Jam C3 A
    Paper Jam C4 A
    Paper Jam DM

    Paper is jammed inside the optional Duplex Unit’s paper path or cover (Duplex
    Unit’s cover). For instructions on clearing this type of paper jam, see “Paper Jam
    DM (Duplex Unit’s cover)” on page 181.

    Paper Jam STK

    Paper is jammed inside the optional Stacker’s paper path or cover (Stacker cover).
    For instructions on clearing this type of paper jam, see “Paper Jam STK (Stacker)”
    on page 183.

    Paper Out tttt sssss
    There is no paper in the specified paper source (tttt). Load paper of the size (sssss) into the paper
    source.
    Paper Set tttt sssss
    The paper loaded in the specified paper source (tttt) does not match the required paper size
    (sssss). Replace the loaded paper with the correct size paper and press the Start/Stop button to
    resume printing, or press the + Cancel Job button to cancel the print job.
    If you press the Start/Stop button without replacing the paper, the printer will print on the loaded
    paper even though it does not match the required size.
    Password Changed
    The password has been changed successfully.
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    The required time to process the print data exceeded the print engine speed because the current page
    is too complex. Press the Start/Stop button to resume printing, or press the + Cancel Job button
    to cancel the print job. If this message appears again, select On as the Page Protect setting in the
    control panel’s Setup Menu or select Avoid Page Error on the printer driver.
    If you continue to receive this message when printing a particular page, try simplifying the page by
    limiting the number of graphics or reducing the number and size of fonts.
    To avoid this error, it is recommended that you set the Page Protect setting to On and add more
    memory to the printer. See “Setup Menu” on page 72 and “Memory Module” on page 131 for details.
    PS3 CompactFlash Full
    The memory allocated for writing PostScript 3 commands on the optional CompactFlash memory
    is full.
    To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s Reset Menu. For instruction
    about accessing the control panel menus, see “How to access the control panel menus” on page 64.
    RAM CHECK
    The printer is checking the RAM.
    Ready
    The printer is ready to receive data and print.
    Replace Feed Roller C2, Replace Feed Roller C3, Replace Feed Roller C4
    The feed roller C2, C3, or C4 has reached the end of its service life and needs to be replaced. If this
    error occurs, consult your dealer.
    Replace Fuser
    The fuser has reached the end of its service life and needs to be replaced. If this error occurs, consult
    your dealer.
    Replace Maintenance Unit
    The maintenance unit has reached the end of its service life and needs to be replaced. If this error
    occurs, consult your dealer.
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    The imaging cartridge has reached the end of its service life and need to be replaced. See “Replacing
    Consumable Products” on page 147 for instructions.
    Replace Transfer Unit
    The transfer unit has reached the end of its service life and needs to be replaced. If this error occurs,
    consult your dealer.
    Reserve Job Canceled
    The printer cannot store the data of your print job using the Reserve Job function. The maximum
    number of print jobs stored on the printer’s memory has been reached, or the memory has no more
    memory available to store a new job. To store a new print job, delete a previously stored job. Also, if
    you have any Confidential Jobs stored, printing those jobs will make more memory available.
    You may also increase the available memory space by changing the RAM Disk setting to Normal or
    Maximum. For details, see “Setup Menu” on page 72.
    To clear this error, select Clear Warning from the control panel’s Reset Menu. For instruction
    about accessing the control panel menus, see “How to access the control panel menus” on page 64.
    Reset
    The printer’s current interface has been reset and the buffer has been cleared. However, other
    interfaces are still active and retain their settings and data.
    Reset All
    All printer’s interface has been reset and the buffer has been cleared. The printer reboots
    automatically.
    Reset to Save
    A control panel menu setting was changed while the printer was printing. Press the Start/Stop button
    to clear this message. The setting will become effective after printing has finished.
    Alternatively you can clear this message by performing Reset or Reset All on the control panel.
    However, the print data will be deleted.
    ROM CHECK
    The printer is checking the ROM.
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    The printer is currently performing a self test and initialization.
    Service Req Cffff/Service Req Exxx
    A controller error or a print engine error has been detected. Turn off the printer. Wait at least 5
    seconds, then turn it back on. If the error message still appears, write down the error number listed
    on the LCD panel (Cffff/Exxx), turn off the printer, unplug the power cord, then contact a qualified
    service representative.
    Set MP Tray
    The MP tray is not installed correctly. Pull out the MP tray, and then insert it again.
    Sleep
    The printer is currently in the power-save mode. This mode is canceled when the printer receives
    print data.
    Stacker Full
    The output paper at the Stacker is full. Remove the paper that was output and press the Start/Stop
    button. Printing resumes.
    Toner Cart Error
    A read/write error has occurred for the imaging cartridge. Remove the imaging cartridge and reinsert
    it. If that fails to clear the error, replace the imaging cartridge.
    To install the imaging cartridge, see “Replacing Consumable Products” on page 147.
    Toner Low
    This message indicates that the imaging cartridge is near the end of its service life. Prepare a new
    imaging cartridge.
    Transfer Unit Needed Soon
    This message indicates that the transfer unit is near the end of its service life. You can continue to
    print until the Replace Tranasfer Unit message appears. You can continue to print until the
    Replace Transfer Unit message appears.
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    The direction of the paper loaded in the MP tray does not match the required paper direction.
    Correct the tray paper size switch and/or the MP Tray Size setting. Then reload the paper in the
    specified orientation if necessary. Press the Start/Stop button to resume printing, or press the
    + Cancel Job button to cancel the print job.
    Turn Paper Cassette 1/ Turn Paper Cassette 2/ Turn Paper Cassette 3/ Turn Paper Cassette 4
    The direction of the paper loaded in the specified paper cassette does not match the required paper
    direction. Turn the paper direction.
    Unable Clear Error
    The printer cannot clear an error message because the error status still remains. Try solving the
    problem again.
    Warming Up
    The printer is warming up the fuser to be ready to print.
    Write Error ROM A, Write Error ROM P
    This message indicates an internal error in the printer. Reset the printer. If this error persists, consult
    your dealer.
    Writing ROM A, Writing ROM P
    This message indicates that a ROM module in the slot is being written. Please wait until this message
    disappears.
    Wrong Password
    No print jobs have been saved with the password you entered.
    Wrong Toner Cartridge
    An inappropriate imaging cartridge is installed. Install only the imaging cartridge listed in
    “Consumable products” on page 27.
    See “Replacing Consumable Products” on page 147 for instructions on replacing the imaging
    cartridge.

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    Printing and Deleting Reserve Job Data
    Print jobs stored on the printer’s memory using the Re-Print Job, Verify Job, and Stored Job options
    of the Reserve Job function can be printed and deleted using the control panel’s
    Quick Print Job Menu. Jobs saved using the Confidential Job option can be printed from the
    Confidential Job Menu. Follow the instructions in this section.
    Note:
    ❏ The RAM Disk setting on the control panel must be set to Normal or Maximum to use the Reserve
    Job function. We recommend installing optional memory to use this function. For instructions about
    increasing your printer’s memory, see “Installing a memory module” on page 132.
    ❏ Installing CompactFlash memory on your printer also enables the Reserve Job function. Note that
    the RAM disk is not available when you install CompactFlash memory on the printer.

    Using the Quick Print Job Menu
    Follow the steps below to print or delete Re-Print Job and Verify Job data.
    1. Make sure the LCD panel displays Ready or Sleep, then press the r Right button to access the
    control panel menus.
    2. Press the d Down button repeatedly until Quick Print Job Menu appears on the LCD panel,
    then press the r Right button.
    3. Use the d Down or u Up button to scroll to the appropriate user name, then press the r Right
    button.
    4. Use the d Down or u Up button to scroll to the appropriate job name, then press the r Right
    button.
    5. Press the r Right button, then use the d Down and u Up buttons to select the number of copies.
    To delete the print job without printing any copies, press the d Down button to display Delete
    on the LCD panel.
    6. Press the r Right button to start printing or to delete the data.

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    Using the Confidential Job Menu
    Follow the steps below to print or delete Confidential Job data.
    1. Make sure the LCD panel displays Ready or Sleep, then press the r Right button to access the
    control panel menus.
    2. Press the d Down button repeatedly until ConfidentialJobMenu appears on the LCD panel,
    then press the r Right button.
    3. Use the d Down or u Up button to scroll to the appropriate user name, then press the r Right
    button.
    4. Enter your four-digit password.
    To enter the password, press the d Down or u Up button to select the character and press the
    r Right button to determine the character. After all characters are determined, press the r Right
    button.
    Note:
    If no print jobs have been saved with the password you entered, Wrong Password appears briefly
    on the LCD panel then the printer exits the control panel menus. Confirm the password and try
    again.
    5. Use the d Down or u Up button to scroll to the appropriate job name, then press the r Right
    button.
    6. Use the d Down or u Up button to display Print.
    To delete the print job, press the d Down or u Up button to display Delete on the LCD panel.
    7. Press the r Right button to start printing or to delete the data.

    Printing a Configuration Status Sheet
    1. Turn on the printer. The LCD panel shows Ready or Sleep.

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    2. Press the r Right button three times. The printer prints a configuration status sheet.

    3. Confirm that the information about the installed options is correct. If the options are installed
    correctly, they appear under Hardware Configuration. If the options are not listed, try reinstalling
    them.
    Note:
    ❏ If the configuration status sheet does not list your installed options correctly, make sure that they
    are securely connected to the printer.
    ❏ If you are unable to get the printer to print a correct configuration status sheet, contact your dealer.
    ❏ Print the configuration status sheet on A4 size paper (Landscape.)

    Canceling Printing
    You can cancel printing from your computer by using the printer driver.
    To cancel a print job before it is sent from your computer, see “Canceling Printing” on page 198.

    Using the Cancel Job button
    The + Cancel Job button on your printer is the quickest and easiest way to cancel printing. Pressing
    this button cancels the currently printing job. Pressing the + Cancel Job button for more than two
    seconds deletes all jobs from the printer memory, including jobs the printer is currently receiving or
    printing.

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    Using the Reset menu
    Selecting Reset from the control panel’s Reset Menu stops printing, clears the print job being
    received from the active interface, and clears errors that may have occurred at the interface.
    Follow the steps below to use the Reset Menu.
    1. Press the r Right button to access the control panel menus.
    2. Press the d Down button several times until Reset Menu appears on the LCD panel, then press
    the r Right button.
    3. Press the d Down button several times until Reset to display.
    4. Press the r Right button. Printing is canceled. The printer is ready to receive a new print job.

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    Chapter 4

    Installing Options
    Optional Paper Cassette Unit
    For details about the paper types and sizes that you can use with the optional paper cassette unit, see
    “Optional paper cassette unit” on page 38. For specifications, see “Optional paper cassette unit” on
    page 234.

    Handling precautions
    Always pay attention to the following handling precautions before installing the option:
    The printer weighs about 25 kg (55 lb). One person should never attempt to lift or carry it alone. Two
    people should carry the printer, lifting it from the positions shown below.

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    Warning:
    If you lift the printer incorrectly, you could drop it and cause injury.

    Installing the optional paper cassette unit
    1. Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord and interface cable.

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    Caution:
    Make sure to unplug the power cord from the printer to prevent getting an electrical shock.

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    2. Carefully take the optional paper cassette unit out from its carton and place it where you intend
    to set up the printer.
    Note:
    The instructions below describe installing three optional paper cassette units as an example.
    3. Confirm the bundled items.

    a. optional paper cassette unit
    b. fittings
    c. stabilizers
    4. Pull out the optional paper cassette.

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    5. Turn over the optional paper cassette unit, and then install the two stabilizers.

    c ❏Caution:
    When you turn over the optional paper cassette unit, place it gently on a flat surface.
    ❏ Be sure to attach the two stabilizers to the lowest optional paper cassette unit.
    6. Place the optional paper cassette units in advance.

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    7. Secure the optional paper cassette units with the four fittings. Install two of the four fittings inside
    on both sides of the optional paper cassette unit and the other two fittings outside on both sides.

    Note:
    If you install three optional paper cassette units, repeat steps 6 and 7.

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    8. Pull out the standard lower paper cassette.

    9. Be sure to lift the printer by the correct positions as shown below.

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    Caution:
    When moving the printer, always keep it horizontal.

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    10. Place the printer onto the optional paper cassette units. Align each of the printer’s corners with
    those of the optional paper cassette units. Then lower the printer until it rests securely on the
    optional paper cassette units.

    Note:
    The printer should be carried by at least two people, holding the printer with their hands in the
    indicated positions.

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    11. Open the MP tray.

    12. Pull out the MP tray from the printer.

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    13. Secure the printer to the optional paper cassette unit with the four fittings. Install two of the four
    fittings on both sides of the inside of the printer.

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    14. Insert the MP tray into the printer.

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    15. Close the MP tray.

    16. Remove the protective materials from the optional paper cassettes.
    17. Insert all paper cassettes.
    18. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord, and then turn the printer on.
    To confirm that the option is installed correctly, print a configuration status sheet. See “Printing a
    Configuration Status Sheet” on page 184.
    Note for Windows users:
    If EPSON Status Monitor is not installed, you have to make settings manually in the printer driver.
    Click the Update the Printer Option Info Manually button on the Optional Settings tab, and then click
    Settings. Then select Cassette 2, Cassette 3, and Cassette 4 from the Optional Paper Sources list on
    the Optional Settings dialog box based on the installed options and click OK.

    Removing the optional paper cassette unit
    Perform the installation procedure in reverse.

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    Duplex Unit
    For specifications or details about the paper types and sizes that you can use with the Duplex Unit, see
    “Duplex Unit” on page 235.

    Installing the Duplex Unit
    1. Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord and interface cable.

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    Caution:
    Make sure to unplug the power cord from the printer to prevent getting an electrical shock.

    2. Remove the upper and lower option covers.

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    3. Remove the duplex unit connector cover.

    Note:
    Keep the upper option cover, lower option cover, and duplex unit connector cover in a safe place to
    prevent from losing it.
    4. Install the Duplex Unit as shown below. Make sure that the hooks on the Duplex Unit hook onto
    the printer’s tabs and the duplex connector goes into the slot.

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    5. Secure the Duplex Unit with the two screws.

    6. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord, then turn the printer on.
    To confirm that the option is installed correctly, print a configuration status sheet. See “Printing a
    Configuration Status Sheet” on page 184.
    Note for Windows users:
    If EPSON Status Monitor is not installed, you have to make settings manually in the printer driver. See
    “Making Optional Settings” on page 205.

    Removing the Duplex Unit
    1. Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord and interface cable.
    2. Loosen the two screws on the Duplex Unit.

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    3. Press the unlock button to unlock the hooks, then remove the Duplex Unit from the printer.

    4. Attach the duplex unit connector cover that was removed when installing the Duplex Unit.
    5. Attach the upper and lower option covers that were removed when installing the Duplex Unit.
    6. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord, then turn the printer on.

    Stacker
    For specifications or details about the paper types and sizes that you can use with the Stacker, see
    “A4 Stacker” on page 236.

    Installing the Stacker
    1. Turn off the printer and unplug the power cord and interface cable.

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    2. Open cover B.

    Note:
    If the Duplex Unit is installed, open the Duplex Unit’s cover before opening cover B.

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    3. Push up the tabs to remove the top cover.

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    4. Insert the right and left tabs of the Stacker into the holes on the top of the printer and slowly lower
    it onto the top of the printer.

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    5. Secure the Stacker with the two screws.

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    6. Close cover B.

    Note:
    When the optional Duplex Unit is installed, close the Duplex Unit’s cover after closing cover B.

    7. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord, and then turn on the printer.
    To confirm that the option is installed correctly, print a configuration status sheet. See “Printing a
    Configuration Status Sheet” on page 184.

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    Note for Windows users:
    If EPSON Status Monitor is not installed, you have to make settings manually in the printer driver. See
    “Making Optional Settings” on page 205.

    Removing the Stacker
    1. Turn off the printer and unplug the power cord and interface cable.

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    2. Open cover B.

    Note:
    If the Duplex Unit is installed, open the Duplex Unit’s cover before opening cover B.

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    3. Loosen the screws on both sides of the Stacker.

    4. Hold up the Stacker and remove the right and left tabs from the holes of the top of the printer.

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    5. Insert the right and left tabs of the top cover into the holes on the top of the printer.

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    6. Close cover B.

    Note:
    When the optional Duplex Unit is installed, close the Duplex Unit’s cover after closing cover B.

    7. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord, and then turn on the printer.

    Memory Module
    By installing Dual In-line Memory Module (DIMM), you can increase printer memory up to 576 MB.
    You may want to add additional memory if you are having difficulty printing complex graphics.

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    Installing a memory module

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    Be careful when working inside the printer as some components are sharp and may cause injury.

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    Caution:
    Before you install a memory module, be sure to discharge any static electricity by touching a
    grounded piece of metal. Otherwise, you may damage static-sensitive components.

    1. Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord and interface cable.
    2. Remove the right side cover by removing the screw on the back of the printer and sliding the
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    3. Loosen the two screws using a screwdriver. Then hold the tab on the top of the shield cover and
    remove the cover.

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    Removing other screws and covers will expose high voltage areas.

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    4. Identify the RAM slot.

    a. RAM slot S2
    b. RAM slot S1
    Note:
    You can add an optional RAM DIMM in the RAM slot S2 or replace the standard 64 MB RAM
    DIMM in the RAM slot S1 with a larger capacity DIMM.

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    5. Insert the memory module into the slot until the clips lock onto the memory module.

    Caution:
    Do not force the memory module into the slot.

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    ❏ Be sure to insert the memory module facing the correct way.
    ❏ You should not remove any modules from the circuit board. Otherwise, the printer will
    not work.

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    6. Reattach the shield cover with two screws.

    Note:
    Keep the shield cover vertical as you hook the bottom onto the convex portion.
    7. Reattach the right side cover to the printer as shown below.

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    8. Tighten the screw on the back of the printer.

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    Warning:
    Tighten the screw firmly to prevent the printer’s right side cover from the falling off when
    moving the printer.

    9. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord and turn the printer on.
    To confirm that the option is installed correctly, print a configuration status sheet. See “Printing a
    Configuration Status Sheet” on page 184.
    Note for Windows users:
    If EPSON Status Monitor is not installed, you have to make settings manually in the printer driver. See
    “Making Optional Settings” on page 205.

    Removing a memory module

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    Warning:
    Be careful when working inside the printer as some components are sharp and may cause injury.

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    Caution:
    Before you remove a memory module, be sure to discharge any static electricity by touching a
    grounded piece of metal. Otherwise, you may damage static-sensitive components.

    Perform the installation procedure in reverse.

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    When removing a memory module from its slot, press the clip and pull out the memory module.

    Interface Card
    Your printer comes with an empty type-B interface slot. Various optional interface cards are available
    to expand your printer’s interface options.

    Installing an interface card

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    Caution:
    Before you install the interface card, be sure to discharge any static electricity by touching a
    grounded piece of metal. Otherwise, you may damage static-sensitive components.

    1. Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord and interface cable.

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    2. Remove the screws and the Type-B interface card slot cover as shown below.

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    Warning:
    Removing screws and covers that are not described in the following instructions will expose
    high voltage areas.

    Note:
    Keep the slot cover in a safe place. You will need to reattach it if you remove the interface card later.
    3. Slide and push the interface card into the slot firmly, then fasten the screw as shown below.

    4. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord and turn the printer on.

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    To confirm that the option is installed correctly, print a configuration status sheet. See “Printing a
    Configuration Status Sheet” on page 184.
    Note for Windows users:
    If EPSON Status Monitor is not installed, you have to make settings manually in the printer driver. See
    “Making Optional Settings” on page 205.

    Removing an interface card

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    Caution:
    Before you remove an interface card, be sure to discharge any static electricity by touching a
    grounded piece of metal. Otherwise, you may damage static-sensitive components.

    Perform the installation procedure in reverse.

    CompactFlash Memory
    Installing a CompactFlash memory
    An optional CompactFlash memory enables you to store overlay forms, use Reserve Job function,
    and improve the collate printing environment.

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    Warning:
    Be careful when working inside the printer as some components are sharp and may cause injury.

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    Caution:
    Before you install a CompactFlash memory, be sure to discharge any static electricity by touching
    a grounded piece of metal. Otherwise, you may damage static-sensitive components.

    1. Turn the printer off and unplug the power cord and interface cable.

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    2. Remove the right side cover by removing the screw on the back of the printer and sliding the
    cover backward.

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    3. Loosen the two screws using a screwdriver. Then hold the tab on the top of the shield cover and
    remove the cover.

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    Warning:
    Removing other screws and covers will expose high voltage areas.

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    4. Identify the installation slot for a CompactFlash memory.

    * CompactFlash memory slot
    5. Insert a CompactFlash memory into the slot.

    Note:
    Make sure that the back side of the CompactFlash memory is facing up and the grooves on both
    sides of the CompactFlash memory are aligned with the slot.

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    6. Reattach the shield cover with two screws.

    Note:
    Keep the shield cover vertical as you hook the bottom onto the convex portion.
    7. Reattach the right side cover to the printer as shown below.

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    8. Tighten the screw on the back of the printer.

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    Warning:
    Tighten the screw firmly to prevent the printer’s right side cover from the falling off when
    moving the printer.

    9. Reconnect the interface cable and power cord and turn the printer on.
    To confirm that the option is installed correctly, print a Status Sheet. See “Printing a Configuration
    Status Sheet” on page 184.
    Note for Windows users:
    If EPSON Status Monitor is not installed, you have to make settings manually in the printer driver. See
    “Making Optional Settings” on page 205.

    Removing a CompactFlash memory

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    Warning:
    Be careful when working inside the printer as some components are sharp and may cause injury.

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    Caution:
    Before you remove a CompactFlash memory, be sure to discharge any static electricity by touching
    a grounded piece of metal. Otherwise, you may damage static-sensitive components.

    Perform the installation procedure in reverse.

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    Note:
    ❏ Completely erase all data using specialized software or carry out
    Delete All CompactFlash Data on Support Menu before you give away or discard
    CompactFlash memory. See “Support Menu” on page 90 for details.
    ❏ Deleting files or formatting the CompactFlash memory from the computer may not erase the data
    completely. Physically destroying the CompactFlash memory is also recommended when you discard
    CompactFlash memory.

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    Chapter 5

    Replacing Consumable Products
    Precautions During Replacement
    Always observe the following handling precautions when replacing consumable products.
    For details about the replacement, see the instructions on the package.

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    Warning:
    ❏ Be careful not to touch the fuser, which is marked CAUTION HIGH TEMPERATURE, or the
    surrounding areas. If the printer has been in use, the fuser and surrounding areas may be
    very hot.
    ❏ Do not dispose of used consumable products in fire, as they may explode and cause injury.
    Dispose of them according to local regulations.

    ❏ Provide enough space for the replacement procedure. You will have to open some parts (such as
    the printer cover) of the printer when you are replacing consumables.
    ❏ Do not install used consumable products into the printer.

    Replacement Messages
    If a consumable product reaches the end of its service life, the printer displays the following messages
    on the LCD panel or the window of EPSON Status Monitor. When this happens, replace the depleted
    consumable products.
    LCD Panel Message

    Description

    Replace Toner Cartridge

    The imaging cartridge has reached the end of its service life.

    Note:
    Messages appear for one consumable product at a time. After replacing a consumable product, check
    the LCD panel for replacement messages for other consumable products.

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    Chapter 6

    Cleaning and Transporting the Printer
    Cleaning the Printer
    The printer needs only minimal cleaning. If the printer’s outer case is dirty or dusty, turn off the
    printer and clean it with a soft, clean cloth moistened with a mild detergent.

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    Caution:
    Never use alcohol or paint thinner to clean the printer cover. These chemicals can damage the
    components and the case. Be careful not to get water onto the printer mechanism or any electrical
    components.

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    Cleaning the pickup roller
    MP tray
    1. Open the MP tray.

    2. Pull out the MP tray from the printer.

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    3. Gently wipe the rubber parts of the pick up rollers with a well-wrung wet cloth.

    * pickup roller
    4. Insert the MP tray into the printer.

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    5. Close the MP tray.

    Standard lower paper cassette
    1. Pull out the standard lower paper cassette.

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    2. Remove the tray cover.

    3. Gently wipe the rubber parts of the pick up rollers with a well-wrung wet cloth.

    * pickup roller
    4. Replace the tray cover.

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    5. Insert the standard lower paper cassette.

    Optional paper cassette unit
    The cleaning procedure is the same as the standard lower paper cassette.

    Transporting the Printer
    For long distances
    Before you move the printer, prepare the location where you are going to place it.
    See the following sections.
    ❏ “Setting up the printer” on page 13
    ❏ “Finding the place for the printer” on page 17

    Repacking the printer
    If you need to transport your printer for long distances, carefully repack it using the original box and
    packing materials.

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    1. Turn off the printer and remove the following items:
    ❏ Power cord
    ❏ Interface cables
    ❏ Loaded paper
    ❏ Installed options
    ❏ Imaging cartridge
    2. Attach the protective materials onto the printer, then repack the printer in its original box.

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    Caution:
    When moving the printer, always keep it horizontal.

    For short distances
    Before you move the printer, prepare the location where you are going to place it.
    See the following sections.
    ❏ “Setting up the printer” on page 13
    ❏ “Finding the place for the printer” on page 17
    If you are moving the printer on its own, two people should lift and carry the printer.
    1. Turn off the printer and remove the following items:
    ❏ Power cord
    ❏ Interface cables
    ❏ Loaded paper
    ❏ Installed options

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    2. Be sure to lift the printer by the correct positions as shown below.

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    Caution:
    When moving the printer, always keep it horizontal.

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    Chapter 7

    Troubleshooting
    Clearing Jammed Paper
    If paper becomes jammed in the printer, the printer’s LCD panel and EPSON Status Monitor provide
    alert messages.

    Precautions for clearing jammed paper
    Be sure to observe the following points when you clear jammed paper.
    ❏ Do not remove jammed paper by force. Torn paper can be difficult to remove and might cause
    other paper jams. Pull the paper gently and steadily to avoid tearing it, falling down, and injuring
    yourself.
    ❏ Always try to remove jammed paper with both hands to avoid tearing it.
    ❏ If jammed paper is torn and remains in the printer, or if paper is jammed in a place not mentioned
    in this section, contact your dealer.
    ❏ Make sure that the paper type that is loaded is the same as the Paper Type setting in the printer
    driver.

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    Warning:
    ❏ Unless specifically instructed in this guide, be careful not to touch the fuser, which is marked
    CAUTION HIGH TEMPERATURE, or the surrounding areas. If the printer has been in use,
    the fuser and the surrounding areas may be very hot. If you must touch one of these areas,
    wait 40 minutes to allow the heat to subside before doing so.
    ❏ Do not insert your hand deep into the fuser unit as some components are sharp and may
    cause injury.

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    Paper Jam A (Cover A)
    1. Open cover A.

    Note:
    When the optional Stacker is installed, raise the stacker first, then open cover A.

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    2. Hold the handle of the imaging cartridge and pull it out.

    Note:
    Place the cartridge on a clean, flat surface.

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    3. If there is any jammed paper, remove it gently with both hands. Be careful not to tear the jammed
    paper.
    Note:
    When jammed paper cannot be removed easily, turn the roller to take tension off the paper, then
    pull it straight out.

    4. Reinstall the imaging cartridge.

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    5. Close cover A.

    Note:
    When the optional Stacker is installed, close cover A first, then lower the stacker.

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    Paper Jam B A (Cover B or A)
    1. Open cover B.

    Note:
    When the optional Duplex Unit is installed, open the Duplex Unit’s cover before opening cover B.

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    2. Open the paper holder by pulling down the lever with a black star on it.

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    Warning:
    Be careful not to touch the rollers in the fuser unit, they may be very hot.

    3. If there is any jammed paper, remove it gently while holding the paper holder. Be careful not to
    tear the jammed paper.

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    4. Close the paper holder and close cover B.

    Note:
    When the optional Duplex Unit is installed, close the Duplex Unit’s cover after closing cover B.

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    5. Open cover A.

    Note:
    When the optional Stacker is installed, raise the stacker first, then open cover A.

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    6. Hold the handle of the imaging cartridge and pull it out.

    Note:
    Place the cartridge on a clean, flat surface.

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    7. If there is any jammed paper, remove it gently with both hands. Be careful not to tear the jammed
    paper.
    Note:
    When jammed paper cannot be removed easily, turn the roller to take tension off the paper, then
    pull it straight out.

    8. Reinstall the imaging cartridge.

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    9. Close cover A.

    Note:
    When the optional Stacker is installed, close cover A first, then lower the stacker.

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    Paper Jam MP A (MP tray or Cover A)
    1. Open the MP tray.

    2. If there is any jammed paper, remove it gently with both hands. Be careful not to tear the jammed
    paper.

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    3. Open cover A.

    Note:
    When the optional Stacker is installed, raise the stacker first, then open cover A.

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    4. Hold the handle of the imaging cartridge and pull it out.

    Note:
    Place the cartridge on a clean, flat surface.

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    5. If there is any jammed paper, remove it gently with both hands. Be careful not to tear the jammed
    paper.
    Note:
    When jammed paper cannot be removed easily, turn the roller to take tension off the paper, then
    pull it straight out.

    6. Reinstall the imaging cartridge.

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    7. Close cover A.

    Note:
    When the optional Stacker is installed, close cover A first, then lower the stacker.

    Paper Jam C1 A, Paper Jam C2 A, Paper Jam C3 A, Paper Jam C4 A (All paper
    cassettes and Cover A)
    The instruction describes about standard lower paper cassette C1 as an example. Use the same
    procedure for optional paper cassette C2, C3, and C4.

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    1. Pull out the paper cassette from the printer.

    2. Remove the tray cover and discard any crumpled paper. Then, reattach the tray cover.

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    3. Gently remove the jammed paper with both hands. Be careful not to tear the jammed paper.

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    4. Open cover A.

    Note:
    When the optional Stacker is installed, raise the stacker first, then open cover A.

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    5. Hold the handle of the imaging cartridge and pull it out.

    Note:
    Place the cartridge on a clean, flat surface.

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    6. If there is any jammed paper, remove it gently with both hands. Be careful not to tear the jammed
    paper.
    Note:
    When jammed paper cannot be removed easily, turn the roller to take tension off the paper, then
    pull it straight out.

    7. Open the MP tray.

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    8. Pull out the MP tray from the printer.

    9. If there is any jammed paper, remove it gently with both hands. Be careful not to tear the jammed
    paper.
    10. Insert the MP tray into the printer.

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    11. Close the MP tray.

    12. Reinsert the paper cassette.

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    13. Reinstall the imaging cartridge.

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    14. Close cover A.

    Note:
    When the optional Stacker is installed, close cover A first, then lower the stacker.

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    Paper Jam DM (Duplex Unit’s cover)
    1. Press the unlock button to unlock the hooks. Then open the Duplex Unit’s cover.

    2. Gently remove the jammed paper inside the cover. Be careful not to tear the paper.

    Note:
    ❏ If paper is torn, be sure to remove all torn parts.
    ❏ When you cannot remove jammed paper by this procedure, open cover A or cover B and remove
    the jammed paper as described in “Paper Jam B A (Cover B or A)” on page 161.

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    3. Close the Duplex Unit’s cover.

    Paper Jam STK (Stacker)
    1. Open the stacker cover by pulling the tab at the top left of the stacker cover.

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    2. Remove any jammed paper inside the Stacker.

    3. Close the Stacker cover.

    Printing a Configuration Status Sheet
    To confirm the current status of the printer, and that the options are installed correctly, print a
    configuration status sheet using the printer’s control panel or the printer driver.

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    To print a configuration status sheet from the printer’s control panel, see “Printing a Configuration
    Status Sheet” on page 105.
    To print a configuration status sheet from the printer driver, for Windows, see “Printing a
    configuration status sheet” on page 205.

    Operational Problems
    The Ready light does not turn on
    Cause

    What to do

    The power cord may not be properly plugged into the
    electrical outlet.

    Turn off the printer, check the power cord connections between
    the printer and the electrical outlet, then turn the printer back on.

    The electrical outlet may be controlled by an outside
    switch or an automatic timer.

    Make sure that the switch is turned on or plug another electrical
    device into the outlet to check whether the outlet is operating
    properly.

    The circuit breaker switch located on the back of the
    printer is off.

    Make sure that there is no electrical leakage, and then turn the
    circuit breaker switch on. See “Earth leakage circuit protector” on
    page 15.

    The printer does not print (Ready light off)
    Cause

    What to do

    The printer is offline.

    Press the Start/Stop button once to switch the printer to ready
    status. Make sure that the Ready light turns on.

    Some error may have occurred.

    Check the LCD panel to see if an error message appears.

    The Ready light is on but nothing prints
    Cause

    What to do

    Your computer may not be properly connected to the
    printer.

    Perform the procedure illustrated in the Setup Guide.

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    Cause

    What to do

    The interface cable may not be plugged in securely.

    Check both ends of the interface cable between the printer and
    the computer.

    You may not be using the correct interface cable.

    If you are using the parallel interface, make sure that the cable is
    a double-shielded, twisted-pair interface cable no more than six
    feet in length.
    If you are using the USB interface, use a Revision 2.0 cable.

    Your application software is not properly set up for your
    printer.

    Make sure that the printer is selected in your application software.

    Your computer system’s memory is too small to handle
    the volume of data in your document.

    Try reducing the image resolution of your document in the
    application software, or install more memory in your computer if
    you can.

    The optional product is not available
    Cause

    What to do

    The printer does not recognize the optional product.

    Print a configuration status sheet to see if the printer recognizes
    the optional product. If not, reinstall the optional product.

    For Windows users, EPSON Status Monitor is not
    installed.

    For Windows users:
    You have to install EPSON Status Monitor, or make settings
    manually in the printer driver. See “Making Optional Settings” on
    page 205.

    The remaining service life of the consumables is not updated (Windows only)
    Cause

    What to do

    The interval between updating information for the
    consumables is too long.

    Press the Get Information Now button on the Consumable Info
    Settings dialog box. You can also change the interval for updating
    information about the consumables on the Consumable Info
    Settings dialog box.

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    Cannot install software or drivers
    Cause

    What to do

    You are not accessing the operating system with the
    administrator privilege.

    Access the operating system with the administrator privilege.

    Cannot access the shared printer
    Cause

    What to do

    Inappropriate texts are used for the Share name of the
    shared printer.

    Do not use spaces or hyphens for the Share name.

    An additional driver cannot be installed on the client
    computer, although the print server’s OS and the client
    OS are different.

    Install the printer drivers from the CD-ROM.

    Your network system causes this problem.

    Ask the administrator of the network for assistance.

    Note:
    For the additional driver to be installed, please see the table below.
    Server OS

    Client OS

    Additional Driver

    Windows 2000

    Windows XP or 2000 clients

    Intel Windows 2000

    Windows XP*

    Windows XP or 2000 clients

    Intel Windows 2000 or XP

    Windows XP x64 clients

    x64 Windows XP

    Windows XP or 2000 clients

    x86 Windows 2000, Windows XP and
    Windows Server 2003

    Windows XP x64 clients

    x64 Windows XP and Windows Server
    2003

    Windows Vista, XP, or 2000 clients

    x86 Type 3 - User Mode

    Windows Vista x64 or XP x64 clients

    x64 Type 3 - User Mode

    Windows XP x64, Server 2003, or
    Server 2003 x64*

    Windows Vista, Vista x64, Server
    2008, or Server 2008 x64

    *

    The additional driver for Windows XP x64 and Server 2003 x64 can be used on Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows
    2003 Service Pack 1, or later.

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    Printout Problems
    The font cannot be printed
    Cause

    What to do

    For Windows users, you may use the printer fonts
    substituted for specified TrueType fonts.

    In the printer driver, choose the Print TrueType fonts as bitmap
    check box in the Extended Settings dialog box.

    The selected font is not supported by your printer.

    Make sure that you have installed the correct font. See the Font
    Guide for more information.

    Printout is garbled
    Cause

    What to do

    The interface cable may not be plugged in securely.

    Make sure that both ends of the interface cable are plugged in
    securely.

    You may not be using the correct interface cable.

    If you are using the parallel interface, make sure that the cable is
    a double-shielded, twisted-pair interface cable no more than six
    feet in length.
    If you are using the USB interface, use a Revision 2.0 cable.

    The emulation setting for the port may not be correct.

    Specify the emulation mode by using the printer’s control panel
    menus. See “Emulation Menu” on page 69.

    Note:
    If a configuration status sheet does not print correctly, your printer may be damaged. Contact your
    dealer or a qualified service representative.

    The printout position is not correct
    Cause

    What to do

    The page length and margins may be set incorrectly in
    your application.

    Make sure that you are using the correct page length and margin
    settings in your application.

    The Paper Size setting may be incorrect.

    Make sure the correct paper size is set in the Tray Menu on the
    control panel.

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    Cause

    What to do

    The MP Tray Size setting may be incorrect.

    When loading paper for which the size is not specified with Auto
    setting, specify the correct paper size by the tray paper size switch
    or on the MP Tray Size setting in the Tray Menu on the control
    panel.

    The size of the loaded paper is incorrect.

    MP tray:
    Make sure that the size of paper loaded in the MP tray matches
    the tray paper size switch and the MP Tray Size setting in the
    Tray Menu. See “MP tray” on page 30.
    Lower paper cassette:
    Make sure that the size of paper loaded in the lower paper cassette
    matches the Cassette1 Size, Cassette2 Size,
    Cassette3 Size, or Cassette4 Size setting in the Tray Menu
    and the positions of the paper guides are correct. See “Standard
    lower paper cassette” on page 33.

    Graphics do not print correctly
    Cause

    What to do

    The printer emulation setting in your application may be
    incorrect.

    Make sure that your application is set for the printer emulation
    you are using. For example, if you are using the ESC/Page mode,
    make sure that your application is set to use an ESC/Page printer.

    You may need more memory.

    Graphics require large amounts of memory. Install an appropriate
    memory module. See “Memory Module” on page 131.

    Print Quality Problems
    The background is dark or dirty
    Cause

    What to do

    You may not be using the correct type of paper for your
    printer.

    If the surface of your paper is too rough, printed characters may
    appear distorted or broken. Smooth, high-quality copier paper is
    recommended for best results. See “Available paper types” on
    page 229 for information on choosing paper.

    The paper path inside the printer may be dusty.

    Clean internal printer components by printing three pages with
    only one character per page.

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    Cause

    What to do

    The Density setting may be too dark.

    In the printer driver, click Extended Setting on the Optional
    Settings tab, and then lighten the Density setting.

    White dots appear in the printout
    Cause

    What to do

    The paper path inside the printer may be dusty.

    Clean internal printer components by printing three pages with
    only one character per page.

    Print quality or tone is uneven
    Cause

    What to do

    Your paper may be moist or damp.

    Do not store paper in a humid or damp environment.

    The imaging cartridge may be near the end of its service
    life.

    If the message on the LCD panel or in EPSON Status Monitor
    indicates that the imaging cartridge is near the end of its service
    life, replace the imaging cartridge. See “Replacing Consumable
    Products” on page 147.
    For Windows users, you can also check the remaining service life
    of the imaging cartridge by looking at the Basic Settings tab in
    the printer driver.

    There may be a problem with imaging cartridge.

    Replace the imaging cartridge. See “Replacing Consumable
    Products” on page 147.

    Half-tone images print unevenly
    Cause

    What to do

    Your paper may be moist or damp.

    Do not store paper in a humid or damp environment. Be sure to
    use paper that is newly unwrapped.

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    Cause

    What to do

    The imaging cartridge may be near the end of its service
    life.

    If the message on the LCD panel or in EPSON Status Monitor
    indicates that the imaging cartridge is near the end of its service
    life, replace the imaging cartridge. See “Replacing Consumable
    Products” on page 147.
    For Windows users, you can also check the remaining service life
    of the imaging cartridge by looking at the Basic Settings tab in
    the printer driver.

    The gradation setting is too small when printing
    graphics.

    For Windows users, on the Basic Settings tab in the printer driver,
    select Advanced and click the More Settings button. Then select
    the Halftoning.

    There may be a problem with imaging cartridge.

    Replace the imaging cartridge. See “Replacing Consumable
    Products” on page 147.

    Toner smudges
    Cause

    What to do

    Your paper may be moist or damp.

    Do not store your paper in a humid or damp environment.

    You may not be using the correct type of paper for your
    printer.

    EPSON Color Laser Paper or smooth, high-quality copier paper is
    recommended for best results. See “Available paper types” on
    page 229 for information on choosing paper.

    The paper path inside the printer may be dusty.

    Clean internal printer components by printing three pages with
    only one character per page.

    There may be a problem with imaging cartridge.

    Replace the imaging cartridge. See “Replacing Consumable
    Products” on page 147.

    Areas are missing in the printed image
    Cause

    What to do

    Your paper may be moist or damp.

    This printer is sensitive to moisture absorbed by the paper. The
    higher the moisture content in the paper, the lighter the printout.
    Do not store paper in a humid or damp environment.

    You may not be using the correct type of paper for your
    printer.

    If the surface of your paper is too rough, printed characters may
    appear distorted or broken. Smooth, high-quality copier paper is
    recommended for best results. See “Available paper types” on
    page 229 for information on choosing paper.

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    Completely blank pages are output
    Cause

    What to do

    The printer may have loaded more than one sheet at a
    time.

    Remove the paper stack and fan it. Tap it on a flat surface to even
    the edges, then reload the paper.

    The problem may be with your application or interface
    cable.

    Print out a configuration status sheet. See “Printing a
    Configuration Status Sheet” on page 184. If a blank page is
    ejected, the problem may be with the printer. Turn off the printer
    and contact your dealer.

    The Paper Size setting may be incorrect.

    Make sure the correct paper size is set in the Tray Menu on the
    control panel.

    The MP Tray Size setting may be incorrect.

    When loading paper for which the size is not specified with Auto
    setting, specify the correct paper size by the tray paper size switch
    or on the MP Tray Size setting in the Tray Menu on the control
    panel.

    The cartridge seal may not be pulled out of the imaging
    cartridge.

    Make sure that the cartridge seal has been pulled out completely.

    The imaging cartridge may be near the end of its service
    life.

    If the message on the LCD panel or in EPSON Status Monitor
    indicates that the imaging cartridge is near the end of its service
    life, replace the imaging cartridge. See “Replacing Consumable
    Products” on page 147.

    For details, see the instructions on the imaging cartridge package.

    For Windows users, you can also check the remaining service life
    of the imaging cartridge by looking at the Basic Settings tab in
    the printer driver.
    There may be a problem with imaging cartridge.

    Replace the imaging cartridge. See “Replacing Consumable
    Products” on page 147.

    The printed image is light or faint
    Cause

    What to do

    Your paper may be moist or damp.

    Do not store your paper in a humid or damp environment.

    The Toner Save mode may be on.

    Turn off the Toner Save mode using the printer driver or the
    printer’s control panel menus.
    For Windows users, on the Basic Settings tab in the printer driver,
    click Advanced and select the More Settings button. Then
    deselect the Toner Save check box.

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    Cause

    What to do

    The imaging cartridge may be near the end of its service
    life.

    If the message on the LCD panel or in EPSON Status Monitor
    indicates that the imaging cartridge is near the end of its service
    life, replace the imaging cartridge. See “Replacing Consumable
    Products” on page 147.
    For Windows users, you can also check the remaining service life
    of the imaging cartridge by looking at the Basic Settings tab in
    the printer driver.

    There may be a problem with imaging cartridge.

    Replace the imaging cartridge. See “Replacing Consumable
    Products” on page 147.

    The Density setting may be too dark.

    In the printer driver, click Extended Setting on the Optional
    Settings tab, and then lighten the Density setting.

    The non-printed side of the page is dirty
    Cause

    What to do

    Toner may have spilled onto the paper feed path.

    Clean internal printer components by printing three pages with
    only one character per page.

    Print quality decreased
    Cause

    What to do

    The printer cannot print in the required quality level
    because of insufficient memory, and the printer lowers
    the quality automatically so that the printer can continue
    printing.

    Check to see if the printout is acceptable. If not, add more memory
    for a permanent solution or lower print quality temporarily in the
    printer driver.
    If RAM Disk is set to Maximum or Normal on the control panel, you
    can increase the available memory space by changing this setting
    to Off.

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    Memory Problems
    Insufficient memory for current task
    Cause

    What to do

    The printer has insufficient memory for current task.

    Add more memory for a permanent solution or lower print quality
    temporarily in the printer driver.
    If RAM Disk is set to Maximum or Normal on the control panel, you
    can increase the available memory space by changing this setting
    to Off.

    Insufficient memory to print all copies
    Cause

    What to do

    The printer does not have sufficient memory to collate
    print jobs.

    Reduce the size of print jobs, or increase the available memory on
    your printer. You can increase the available memory by installing
    an optional memory module or CompactFlash memory. See
    “Installing a memory module” on page 132 or “Installing a
    CompactFlash memory” on page 140 for details.
    When RAM Disk is set to Maximum or Normal on the control panel,
    you can increase the amount of available memory by changing
    this setting to off.

    Paper Handling Problems
    Paper does not feed properly
    Cause

    What to do

    The paper guides are not set correctly.

    Make sure that the paper guides in all the paper cassettes and the
    MP tray are set to the correct paper size positions.

    The paper source setting may not be correct.

    Make sure that you have selected the correct paper source in your
    application.

    There may be no paper in the paper source.

    Load paper into the selected paper source.

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    Cause

    What to do

    The size of loaded paper differs from the control panel
    or printer driver settings.

    Make sure that the correct paper size and paper source are set in
    the control panel or printer driver.

    Too many sheets may be loaded in the MP tray or paper
    cassettes.

    Make sure that you have not tried to load too many sheets of
    paper. For the maximum paper capacity for each paper source,
    see “General” on page 231.

    If paper does not feed from the optional paper cassette
    unit, the unit may not be installed properly.

    For instructions on installing the unit, see “Optional Paper
    Cassette Unit” on page 108.

    The pickup roller is dirty.

    Clean up the pickup roller. For instructions, see “Cleaning the
    pickup roller” on page 149.

    The optional paper cassette may not be installed
    properly.

    See “Optional Paper Cassette Unit” on page 108 for instructions
    on installing an optional paper cassette unit.

    Paper cannot be output to the Stacker
    Cause

    What to do

    The Stacker is not installed correctly.

    Print a configuration status sheet to see if the Stacker is installed
    correctly. See “Printing a Configuration Status Sheet” on page
    184.
    If the Stacker is not installed correctly, turn off the printer and
    reinstall the Stacker properly.

    Problems Using Options
    To confirm your options are installed correctly, print a configuration status sheet. See “Printing a
    Configuration Status Sheet” on page 184 for details.

    The message Invalid AUX I/F Card appears on the LCD panel
    Cause

    What to do

    The printer cannot recognize the installed optional
    interface card.

    Turn off the printer, then remove the card. Make sure the interface
    card is of a supported model.

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    Paper does not feed from the optional paper cassette
    Cause

    What to do

    The paper guides are not set correctly.

    Make sure that the paper guides in the optional paper cassettes
    are set to the correct paper size positions.

    The optional paper cassette may not be installed
    properly.

    See “Optional Paper Cassette Unit” on page 108 for instructions
    on installing an optional paper cassette unit.

    The paper source setting may not be correct.

    Make sure you have selected the proper paper source in your
    application.

    There may be no paper in the paper cassette.

    Load paper into the selected paper source.

    Too many sheets may be loaded in the paper cassette.

    Make sure that you have not tried to load too many sheets of
    paper. For the maximum paper capacity for each paper source,
    see “MP tray” on page 30, “Standard lower paper cassette” on
    page 33, and “Optional paper cassette unit” on page 38.

    The paper size is not set correctly.

    Make sure to set the paper guides in the optional paper cassette
    correctly.

    Feed jam when using the optional paper cassette
    Cause

    What to do

    The paper is jammed at the optional paper cassette.

    See “Clearing Jammed Paper” on page 156 to clear jammed paper.

    An installed option cannot be used
    Cause

    What to do

    The installed option is not defined in the printer driver.

    For Windows users:
    You have to make settings manually in the printer driver. See
    “Making Optional Settings” on page 205.

    Correcting USB Problems
    If you are having difficulty using printer with a USB connection, see if your problem is listed below,
    and take any recommended actions.

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    USB connections
    USB cables or connections can sometimes be the source of USB problems.
    For best results, you should connect the printer directly to the computer’s USB port. If you must use
    multiple USB hubs, we recommend that you connect the printer to the first-tier hub.

    Windows operating system
    Your computer must be a model pre-installed with Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP x64, 2000,
    Server 2008, Server 2008 x64, Server 2003, or Server 2003 x64, or a model that was pre-installed with
    Windows 2000, Server 2003, or Server 2003 x64, and upgraded to Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP
    x64, Server 2008, or Server 2008 x64. You may not be able to install or run the USB printer driver on
    a computer that does not meet these specifications or that is not equipped with a built-in USB port.
    For details about your computer, contact your dealer.

    Printer software installation
    Incorrect or incomplete software installation can lead to USB problems. Take note of the following
    and perform the recommended checks to ensure proper installation.

    Checking printer software installation
    When using Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP x64, 2000, Server 2008, Server 2008 x64, Server 2003,
    or Server 2003 x64, you must follow the steps in the Setup Guide packed with the printer to install
    the printer software. Otherwise, Microsoft’s Universal driver may be installed instead. To check if
    the Universal driver has been installed, follow the steps below.
    1. Open the Printers folder, then right-click the icon of your printer.
    2. Click Printing Preferences on the shortcut menu that appears, then right-click anywhere in the
    driver.
    If About is displayed in the shortcut menu that appears, click it. If a message box with the words
    “Unidrv Printer Driver” appears, you must reinstall the printer software as described in the Setup
    Guide. If About is not displayed, the printer software has been installed correctly.

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    Note:
    ❏ For Windows 2000, if the Digital Signature Not Found dialog box appears during the installation
    process, click Yes. If you click No, you will have to install the printer software again.
    ❏ For Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP x64, Server 2003, or Server 2003 x64, if the Software
    Installation dialog box appears during the installation process, click Continue Anyway. If you click
    STOP Installation, you will have to install the printer software again.
    ❏ For Windows Server 2008 or Server 2008 x64, if the Windows Security dialog box appears during
    the installation process, click Install this driver software anyway. If you click Don’t install this
    driver software, you will have to install the printer software again.

    Status and Error Messages
    You can see the printer’s status and error messages on the LCD panel. For more information, see
    “Status and Error Messages” on page 92.

    Canceling Printing
    Press the + Cancel Job button on the printer’s control panel.
    To cancel a print job before it is sent from your computer, see “Cancelling a Print Job” on page 43.

    Printing in the PostScript 3 Mode Problems
    The problems listed in this section are those that you may encounter when printing with the PostScript
    driver. All procedural instructions refer to the PostScript printer driver.

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    The printer does not print correctly in the PostScript mode
    Cause

    What to do

    The printer’s emulation mode setting is incorrect.

    The printer is set to the Auto mode by default, so that it can
    automatically determine the encoding used in the received print
    job data and select the appropriate emulation mode. However,
    there are situations where the printer cannot select the correct
    emulation mode. In this case, it must be set manually to PS3.
    Set the emulation mode through the SelecType Emulation Menu
    on the printer. See “Emulation Menu” on page 69.

    The printer’s emulation mode setting for the interface
    that you are using is incorrect.

    The emulation mode can be set individually for each interface
    which receives print job data. Set the emulation mode for the
    interface you are using to PS3.
    Set the emulation mode through the SelecType Emulation Menu
    on the printer. See “Emulation Menu” on page 69.

    The printer does not print
    Cause

    What to do

    The Save as File check box is selected on the Output
    Options sheet in the Print dialog box (for Mac OS X
    10.3.9).

    Clear the Save as File check box on the Output Options sheet in
    the Print dialog box.

    An incorrect printer driver is selected.

    Make sure that the PostScript printer driver that you are using to
    print is selected.

    The Emulation Menu in the printer’s Control Panel is set
    to a mode other than Auto or PS3 for the interface that
    you are using.

    Change the mode setting to either Auto or PS3.

    The printer or its driver does not appear in utilities in the printer configuration
    (Macintosh only)
    Cause

    What to do

    The printer name has been changed.

    Ask the network administrator for details, then select the
    appropriate printer name.

    The AppleTalk zone setting is incorrect (for Mac OS X 10.4
    or below).

    Open the Print & Fax (for Mac OS X 10.5) or Printer Setup Utility
    (Mac OS X 10.4 or below), then select the AppleTalk zone that the
    printer is connected to.

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    The font on the printout is different from that on the screen
    Cause

    What to do

    The PostScript screen fonts are not installed.

    The PostScript screen fonts must be installed on the computer
    that you are using. Otherwise, the font that you select is
    substituted by some other font for display on the screen.

    For Windows users only

    Specify the appropriate substitution fonts using the Font
    Substitution Table.

    The appropriate substitution fonts are not correctly
    specified on the Device Settings sheet of the printer’s
    Properties dialog box.

    The printer fonts cannot be installed
    Cause

    What to do

    The Emulation menu in the printer’s Control Panel is not
    set to PS3 for the interface that you are using.

    Change the Emulation Menu setting to PS3 for the interface that
    you are using, then try reinstalling the printer fonts again.

    The edges of texts and/or images are not smooth
    Cause

    What to do

    The Print Quality is set to Fast.

    Change the Print Quality setting to Fine or Maximum.

    The printer does not have sufficient memory.

    Increase the printer memory.

    The printer does not print normally via the USB interface
    Cause

    What to do

    For Windows users only

    The printer cannot print binary data when it is connected to the
    computer via the USB interface. Make sure that the Data Format
    setting, which is accessed by clicking Advanced on the PostScript
    sheet of the printer’s Properties, is set to ASCII or TBCP.

    The Data Format setting in the printer’s Properties is not
    set to ASCII or TBCP.

    If your computer is running Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP x64,
    click the Device Settings tab in the printer’s Properties, then click
    the Output Protocol setting and select ASCII or TBCP.

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    Cause

    What to do

    For Macintosh users only

    The printer cannot print binary data when it is connected to the
    computer via the USB interface. Make sure that the print setting
    in the application is set to ASCII encoding.

    The print setting in the application is set to Binary
    encoding.

    The printer does not print normally via the network interface
    Cause

    What to do

    For Windows users only

    If the file is created in an application that allows you to change
    the data format or encoding, such as Photoshop, make sure that
    the setting in the application matches that in the printer driver.

    The Data Format setting is different from the data format
    setting specified in the application.
    For Windows users only
    The computer is connected to the network using
    AppleTalk in a Windows 2000 environment, and the
    Send CTRL+D Before Each Job or Send CTRL+D After
    Each Job setting on the Device Settings sheet of the
    printer’s Properties dialog box is set to Yes.
    For Windows users only
    The print data is too large.

    Make sure that both the Send CTRL+D Before Each Job and
    Send CTRL+D After Each Job settings are set to No.

    Click Advanced on the PostScript sheet of the printer’s Properties,
    then change the Data Format setting from ASCII data (default) to
    TBCP (Tagged binary communications protocol).
    When the Binary setting is set to On, TBCP is not available. Use the
    Binary protocol. See “PS3 Menu” on page 82 for details.

    For Windows users only
    Printing cannot be performed using the network
    interface.

    Click Advanced on the PostScript sheet of the printer’s Properties,
    then change the Data Format setting from ASCII data (default) to
    TBCP (Tagged binary communications protocol).
    When the Binary setting is set to On, TBCP is not available. Use the
    Binary protocol. See “PS3 Menu” on page 82 for details.

    An undefined error occurs (Macintosh only)
    Cause

    What to do

    The version of the Mac OS that you are using is
    unsupported.

    This printer’s driver can only be used on Macintosh computers
    running Mac OS X version 10.3.9 or later.

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    Printing in the PCL6/5 Mode Problems
    The problems listed in this section are those that you may encounter when printing in the PCL6/
    PCL5 mode. All procedural instructions, refer to “About the PCL Printer Driver” on page 226.

    The printer does not print
    Cause

    What to do

    The Print to file check box is selected in the Print
    dialog box.

    Clear the Print to file check box in the Print dialog box.

    The printer does not print correctly in the PCL mode (only for Epson PCL6
    printer driver)
    Cause

    What to do

    Graphics Mode may be set to Vector and the printing
    data may include the data that cannot be printed in
    the setting.

    Access the printer driver, click the Graphics tab, then set the
    Graphics Mode to Raster.

    The printer does not start manual duplex printing (only for Epson PCL6
    printer driver)
    Cause

    What to do

    The Print directly to the printer check box is not
    selected.

    Select the Print directly to the printer check box on the Details tab.

    The Network port is selected.

    Change the port to either LPT or USB. The page order for duplex
    printing will be corrected.

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    The font on the printout is different from that on the screen
    Cause

    What to do

    The EPSON Screen Fonts are not installed.

    The screen fonts must be installed on the computer that you are
    using. Otherwise, the font that you select is substituted by some
    other font for display on the screen.

    The edges of texts and/or images are not smooth (only for Epson PCL6 printer
    driver)
    Cause

    What to do

    The resolution is set to 300 dpi.

    Access the printer driver, click the Graphics tab, then select 600 dpi
    as the resolution.

    The printer does not have sufficient memory.

    Increase the printer memory.

    The RITech is set to Off.

    Access the printer driver, click the Graphics tab, then select On for
    RITech from the drop-down list.

    Cannot print from Citrix Presentation Server 4.5 (only for Epson PCL6 printer
    driver)
    Cause

    What to do

    The Enable advanced printing features setting is set
    to On.

    1. Right-click the printer’s icon in the Printers folder, then select
    Properties.
    2. Click the Advanced tab, then clear the Enable advanced printing
    features check box.

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    Chapter 8

    About the Printer Software for Windows
    Using the Printer Driver
    The printer driver is the software that allows you to adjust printer settings to get the best results.
    Note:
    The printer driver’s online help provides details on printer driver settings.
    Note for Windows Vista users:
    Do not press the power button or put your computer to standby or hibernate mode manually during
    printing.

    Accessing the printer driver
    You can access the printer driver directly from any application programs, and from your Windows
    operating system.
    The printer settings made from any Windows applications override the setting made from the
    operating system.

    From the application
    Click Print, Print Setup, or Page Setup from the File menu. As necessary, click Setup, Options,
    Properties, or a combination of these buttons.

    Windows Vista, Server 2008 users
    Click
    Start, click Control Panel, then double-click Printers. Right-click your printer’s icon,
    then click Printing Preferences.

    Windows XP, Server 2003 users
    Click Start, click Printers and Faxes. Right-click your printer’s icon, then click Printing
    Preferences.

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    Windows 2000 users
    Click Start, point to Settings, then click Printers. Right-click your printer’s icon, then click Printing
    Preferences.

    Printing a configuration status sheet
    To confirm the current status of the printer, print a configuration status sheet from the printer driver.
    Note:
    Print the configuration status sheet on A4 size paper (Landscape.)
    1. Access the printer driver.
    2. Click the Optional Settings tab and then click Configuration in Print Status Sheets.

    Making Extended Settings
    You can make various settings in the Extended Settings dialog box. To open the dialog box, click
    Extended Settings on the Optional Settings tab.

    Making Optional Settings
    You can update the installed option information manually if you have installed options to your
    printer.
    1. Access the printer driver.
    2. Click the Optional Settings tab, then select Update the Printer Option Info Manually.
    3. Click Settings. The Optional Settings dialog box appears.
    4. Make settings for each installed option, then click OK.

    Displaying consumable information
    The remaining service life of the consumables is displayed on the Basic Settings tab.

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    Note:
    ❏ This function is available only when EPSON Status Monitor is installed.
    ❏ This information might be different from the information displayed in EPSON Status Monitor. Use
    EPSON Status Monitor to get more detailed information about consumables.
    ❏ If the genuine consumables are not used, the level indicator and the alert icon showing the remaining
    service life are not displayed.

    Ordering Consumables
    Click the Order Online button on the Basic Settings tab. See “Order Online” on page 214 for details.
    Note:
    This function is available only when EPSON Status Monitor is installed.

    Using EPSON Status Monitor
    EPSON Status Monitor is a utility program that monitors your printer and gives you information
    about its current status.

    Installing EPSON Status Monitor
    1. Make sure that the printer is off and that Windows is running on your computer.
    2. Insert the printer software CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive.
    Note:
    ❏ If the Epson Installation Program screen does not appear automatically, click
    Start, then
    click Computer (for Windows Vista or Server 2008) or click the My Computer icon on the
    desktop (for Windows XP, 2000 or Server 2003). Right-click the CD-ROM icon, click Open in
    the menu that appears, then double-click Epsetup.exe.
    ❏ If the language selection window appears, select the desired language.

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    3. Click Custom Install.

    Note:
    ❏ See the Network Guide for information on installing EPSON Status Monitor on a network.
    ❏ If you want to use the printer via the print server, you have to install EPSON Status Monitor
    from the CD-ROM with administrator privileges in each client.
    4. Click EPSON Status Monitor.
    5. Read the license agreement statement, then click Accept.
    6. Select your country or region, then click OK. Epson Web site is registered.
    Note:
    ❏ Be sure to register the Web site to order consumables online.
    ❏ If you click the Cancel button, the Web site is not registered, but the EPSON Status Monitor
    installation continues.
    7. When the installation is complete, click OK.

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    Accessing EPSON Status Monitor
    Right-click the EPSON Status Monitor tray icon on the taskbar, then select the printer name and
    menu you want to access.

    Note:
    ❏ You can also access EPSON Status Monitor by clicking the Simple Status button on the Optional
    Settings tab on the printer driver.
    ❏ The Order Online dialog box also appears by clicking the Order Online button on the Basic Settings
    tab in the printer driver.

    *

    About

    You can obtain information about EPSON Status Monitor such as product versions or
    interface versions.

    Simple Status

    You can check printer status, errors, and warnings.

    Detailed Status*

    You can monitor detailed printer status. When a problem occurs, the most probable
    solution is displayed. See “Detailed Status” on page 209.

    Replacement Parts
    Information*

    You can obtain information on paper sources and replacement parts. See “Replacement
    Parts Information” on page 210.

    Job Information*

    You can check print job information. See “Job Information” on page 211.

    Notice Settings

    You can make specific monitoring settings. See “Notice Settings” on page 213.

    Order Online

    You can order consumables online. See “Order Online” on page 214.

    Tray Icon Settings

    You can set the information to display when the Tray icon is double-clicked while there
    are no jobs sent from the computer.

    You can also access any of the menus by clicking the appropriate tab on each information window.

    Note for Windows Vista and Server 2008 users:
    EPSON Status Monitor is not available for monitoring Netware printers.

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    Note for Windows XP users:
    EPSON Status Monitor is not available when printing from a Remote Desktop connection.
    Note for NetWare users:
    When monitoring NetWare printers, a Novell Client that corresponds to your operating system must
    be used. Operation is confirmed for the versions below:
    ❏ For Windows XP or 2000:
    Novell Client 4.91 SP1 for Windows 2000/XP
    ❏ To monitor a NetWare printer, connect only one print server to each queue. For directions, see the
    Network Guide for the printer.
    ❏ You cannot monitor a NetWare queue printer beyond the IPX router because the setting for IPX
    hops is 0.
    ❏ This product supports NetWare printers configured by a queue-based printing system such as
    Bindery or NDS. You cannot monitor NDPS (Novell Distributed Print Services) printers.

    Detailed Status

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    Replacement Parts Information

    Note:
    To change the two windows above, click

    or

    .

    a.

    Paper:

    Displays the paper size, the paper type and the approximate amount of paper remaining
    in the paper source.

    b.

    Toner:

    Indicates the remaining service life of the imaging cartridge. The toner icon flashes when
    the imaging cartridge has some error or has neared the end of its service life.

    c.

    Fuser Unit:

    Indicates the remaining service life of the fuser unit. The service icon flashes when the fuser
    unit has some error or has neared the end of its service life.

    d.

    Order Online
    button:

    Clicking this button enables you to order consumables online. See “Order Online” on page
    214 for details.

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    Note:
    The remaining service lives of the replacement parts are displayed only if genuine Epson parts are used.

    Job Information

    a.

    Job Name:

    Displays the user’s print job names. Other user’s print jobs are displayed as --------.

    b.

    Status:

    Waiting:

    Indicates the print job is waiting to be printed.

    Spooling:

    Indicates the print job is being spooled on your computer.

    Deleting:

    Indicates the print job is being deleted.

    Printing:

    Indicates the print job is printed currently.

    Completed:

    Indicates the print job have finished.

    Canceled:

    Indicates the print job have been canceled.

    Held:

    Indicates the print job is on hold.

    c.

    User:

    Displays the user name.

    d.

    Computer:

    Displays the name of the computer that sent the print job.

    e.

    Job Type:

    Displays the job type. The jobs are displayed as Stored, Verify, Re-Print, and Confidential
    respectively. About the Reserve Job function, see “Using the Reserve Job Function” on
    page 62.

    f.

    Cancel Job
    button:

    Cancels the selected print job.

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    g.

    Print button:

    Prints the held status job.

    h.

    Refresh button:

    Refreshes the information on this menu.

    i.

    Display settings
    button:

    Displays the Display Settings dialog box to select items and the order they are displayed
    on the Job Information screen and to select the type of jobs to be displayed.

    Note for Windows XP users:
    Shared Windows XP LPR connections and shared Windows XP Standard TCP/IP connections with
    Windows clients do not support the Job Management function.
    The Job Information tab is available when the following connections are used:
    Server and Client Environments:
    ❏ When using the shared Windows 2000, Server 2008, Server 2008 x64, Server 2003, or Server 2003
    x64 LPR connection with Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP x64, or 2000 clients.
    ❏ When using the shared Windows Vista, Vista x64, 2000, Server 2008, Server 2008 x64, Server
    2003, or Server 2003 x64 Standard TCP/IP connection with Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP
    x64, or 2000.
    ❏ When using the shared Windows Vista, Vista x64, 2000, Server 2008, Server 2008 x64, Server
    2003, or Server 2003 x64 EpsonNet Print TCP/IP connection with Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP,
    XP x64, or 2000 clients.
    Client only Environments:
    ❏ When using the LPR connection (in Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP x64, or 2000).
    ❏ When using the Standard TCP/IP connection (in Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP x64, or 2000).
    ❏ When using the EpsonNet Print TCP/IP connection (in Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP x64,
    or 2000).
    Note:
    You cannot use this function in the following situations:
    ❏ When using an optional Ethernet interface card that does not support the job management function.
    ❏ When the NetWare connections do not support the job management function.
    ❏ When the printing jobs from NetWare and NetBEUI are displayed as “Unknown” on the Job
    Management menu.

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    ❏ Note that if the user account used to log on to a client is different from the user account used to
    connect to the server, the job management function is not available.

    Notice Settings

    a.

    Monitor the printing status check
    box:

    When this check box is selected, EPSON Status Monitor monitors the printer
    status during a print job is processed.

    b.

    More Settings button:

    Opens the More Settings dialog box to set how to display the tray icon.

    c.

    Pop-up Notice:

    Sets the notification to be displayed.

    d.

    Allow monitoring of shared
    printers check box:

    When this check box is selected, a shared printer can be monitored by other
    computers.
    If you connect the printer via a server with Windows Point & Print and the
    server and the client are both Windows XP or later, it communicates with
    the OS communication function. Therefore you can monitor the printer
    without selecting this check box.

    e

    More Settings button:

    Opens the More Settings dialog box to set how to communicate with the
    shared printer.

    f.

    Display the Order Online window
    automatically check box:

    When this check box is selected, the Order Online window appears
    automatically when a consumable becomes low or reaches end of service
    life.

    g.

    Display once a day when a
    replacement part is low check
    box:

    When this radio button is selected, the Order Online window appears
    automatically once a day when you start printing or display the status by
    accessing EPSON Status Monitor.

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    h.

    Display only when a replacement
    part first becomes low check box:

    When this radio box is selected, the Order Online window appears
    automatically only when a replacement part first becomes low.

    i.

    More Settings button:

    Opens the More Settings dialog box in which you can set the URL for placing
    an order appears.

    j.

    Monitor Settings button:

    Opens the Monitor Settings dialog box to set the monitoring interval.

    Note for Windows Vista users:
    When Allow monitoring of the shared printers check box is selected, the User Account Control dialog
    box will appear. Then click Continue to make the settings.
    Note:
    When sharing the printer, be sure to set EPSON Status Monitor so that the shared printer can be
    monitored on the print server.

    Order Online

    a.

    Text box:

    Displays the consumables and codes.

    b.

    Order Now/Find Dealer button:

    Connects to the URL where you can place an order and find the dealer
    nearest you.
    If you do not want a confirmation message, select the Do not display
    the confirmation message before connecting check box in the More
    Settings dialog box. The More Setting dialog box appears by clicking the
    More Settings button in the Notice Settings dialog box.

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    c.

    Replacement Parts button:

    Displays the replacement parts information.

    d.

    Do not display this window
    automatically until a replacement
    part becomes low or reaches the end
    of its service life check box:

    When this check box is selected, the Order Online window appears
    automatically only when a replacement part first becomes low or reaches
    end of service life.

    Note for Windows users:
    If you do not register the URL when you install EPSON Status Monitor, you cannot order online. If
    necessary, uninstall EPSON Status Monitor once, then register the URL when you reinstall it.

    Uninstalling the Printer Software
    Note:
    The illustrations in this section show Windows XP screens. They may be different from the screens for
    your operating system.
    1. Quit all applications.
    2. For Windows Vista or Server 2008, click Start, then click Control Panel.
    For Windows XP, XP x64, Server 2003, or Server 2003 x64, click Start, click Control Panel, then
    click Add or Remove Programs.
    For Windows 2000, click Start, point to Settings, then click Control Panel.
    3. For Windows Vista or Server 2008, double-click the Programs and Features icon.
    For Windows XP, XP x64, Server 2003, or Server 2003 x64, click the Change or Remove
    Programs icon.
    For Windows 2000, double-click the Add/Remove Programs icon.

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    4. For Windows Vista or Server 2008, select EPSON Printer Software, then click Uninstall/
    Change.
    For Windows XP, XP x64, 2000, Server 2003, or Server 2003 x64, select EPSON Printer
    Software, then click Change/Remove.

    5. Click the Printer Model tab, select your printer’s icon.
    6. If you wish to uninstall only a utility, click the Utilities tab, and select the check box for the printer
    software you want to uninstall.

    7. Click OK.
    Note:
    You can uninstall EPSON Network Utility. When the utility is uninstalled, you cannot display the
    printer status from EPSON Status Monitor of other printers.
    8. Follow the on-screen instructions.

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    Chapter 9

    About the PostScript Printer Driver
    System Requirements
    Printer hardware requirements
    Recommended
    Memory

    Standard + 256 MB (for duplex printing of image data at Fine)

    Note:
    Add more memory modules into your printer if the amount of memory currently installed does not
    meet your printing needs.

    Computer system requirements
    Windows
    Recommended
    OS

    Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP x64 or 2000

    Remarks

    No restrictions for these systems

    Mac OS X
    Recommended
    OS Version

    Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

    Computer

    Power Mac G3, G4, G5, iMac, eMac, PowerBook G3, G4, or iBook

    Note:
    To use binary data, Epson recommends that you use AppleTalk for the printer’s network connection.
    If you use a protocol other than AppleTalk for the network connection, you need to set Binary to On
    in the PS3 Menu on the control panel. If you use the printer with a local connection, you cannot use
    binary data.

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    Using the PostScript Printer Driver with Windows
    To print in the PostScript mode, you will have to install the printer driver. See the appropriate sections
    below for installation instructions according to the interface that you are using to print.

    Installing the PostScript printer driver for the parallel interface

    c

    Caution:
    Never use EPSON Status Monitor and PostScript 3 driver at the same time when the printer is
    connected via a parallel port. It may damage the system.

    Note:
    ❏ Installing the printer software for Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP x64, or 2000 may require
    administrator privileges. If you have problems, ask your administrator for more information.
    ❏ Turn off all virus protection programs before installing the printer software.
    1. Make sure that the printer is turned off. Insert the printer software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM
    drive.
    2. For Windows 2000, click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers. Then double-click the
    Add Printer icon.
    For Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, click Start, point to Printer and Faxes, and click Add a
    printer in the Printer Tasks menu.
    3. The Add Printer Wizard appears. Then click Next.
    4. Select Local printer, then click Next.
    Note:
    Do not select the Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer check box.
    5. Select LPT1 as the port the printer is connected to, then click Next.
    6. Click Have Disk and specify the following path for the CD-ROM. If your CD-ROM drive is D:,
    the path will be D:\ADOBEPS\ENGLISH\PS_SETUP
    Then click OK.
    Note:
    Change the drive letter as needed for your system.

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    7. Select the printer, then click Next.
    8. Follow the on-screen instructions for the rest of the installation.
    9. When installation is done, click Finish.

    Installing the PostScript printer driver for the USB interface

    c

    Caution:
    Never use EPSON Status Monitor and PostScript 3 driver at the same time when the printer is
    connected via a USB port. It may damage the system.

    Note:
    ❏ Installing the printer software for Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP x64, or 2000 may require
    administrator privileges. If you have problems, ask your administrator for more information.
    ❏ Turn off all virus protection programs before installing the printer software.
    1. Make sure that the printer is turned off. Insert the printer software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM
    drive.
    2. Connect your computer to the printer with a USB cable, then turn on the printer.
    Note for Windows Vista users:
    Without the Windows driver or the Adobe PS driver, the display shows “Found New Hardware.”
    In this case, click Ask me again later.
    3. For Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP or XP x64, click Start, point to Printer and Faxes, and click
    Add a printer in the Printer Tasks menu.
    For Windows 2000, click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers. Then double-click the
    Add Printer icon.
    4. The Add Printer Wizard appears. Then click Next.
    5. Select Local printer, then click Next.
    Note:
    Do not select the Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer check box.
    6. Select USB as the port the printer is connected to, then click Next.

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    7. Click Have Disk and specify the following path for the CD-ROM. If your CD-ROM drive is D:,
    the path will be D:\ADOBEPS\ENGLISH\PS_SETUP. Then click OK.
    Note:
    Change the drive letter as needed for your system.
    8. Select the printer, then click Next.
    9. Follow the on-screen instructions for the rest of the installation.
    10. When installation is done, click Finish.

    Installing the PostScript printer driver for the network interface
    Note:
    ❏ Set the network settings before installing the printer driver. Refer to the Network Guide that comes
    with your printer for details.
    ❏ Turn off all virus protection programs before installing the printer software.
    1. Make sure that the printer is turned on. Insert the printer software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM
    drive.
    2. For Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, or XP x64, click Start, point to Printer and Faxes, and click
    Add a printer in the Printer Tasks menu.
    For Windows 2000, click Start, point to Settings, and click Printers. Then double-click the
    Add Printer icon.
    3. The Add Printer Wizard appears. Then click Next.
    4. Select Local printer, then click Next.
    Note:
    Do not select the Automatically detect and install my Plug and Play printer check box.
    5. Select the Create a new port check box and select Standard TCP/IP Port from the drop-down
    list. Click Next.
    6. Click Next.
    7. Specify the IP address and port name, then click Next.

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    8. Click Finish.
    9. Click Have Disk in the Add Printer Wizard and specify the following path for the CD-ROM. If
    your CD-ROM drive is D:, the path will be D:\ADOBEPS\ENGLISH\PS_SETUP.
    Then click OK.
    Note:
    Change the drive letter as needed for your system.
    10. Select the printer and click Next.
    11. Follow the on-screen instructions for the rest of the installation.
    12. When installation is done, click Finish.

    Accessing the PostScript printer driver
    You can change the PostScript printer driver settings in the PostScript printer driver. To access the
    printer driver, see “Accessing the printer driver” on page 204.

    Using AppleTalk under Windows 2000
    Use the following settings if your machine is running Windows 2000, and the printer is connected
    through an network interface using the AppleTalk protocol:
    ❏ Select PS3 as the Network setting in the control panel’s Emulation Menu.
    ❏ On the Device Settings sheet of the printer’s Properties dialog box, make sure that SEND CTRL-D
    Before Each Job and SEND CTRL-D After Each Job are set to No.
    ❏ TBCP (Tagged binary communications protocol) cannot be used as the Output Protocol setting.

    Using the PostScript Printer Driver with Macintosh
    Installing the PostScript printer driver
    Note:
    Make sure that no applications are running on your Macintosh before installing the printer driver.

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    For Mac OS X users
    Note:
    Make sure that Print & Fax (for Mac OS X 10.5) or Printer Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.4 or below)
    is not open.
    1. Insert the printer software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive.
    2. Double-click the CD-ROM icon.
    3. Double-click Mac OS X, then double-click PS Installer.
    4. The Install EPSON PostScript Software screen appears, click Continue, then follow the on-screen
    instructions.
    5. Easy Install is displayed on the screen. Click Install.
    Note:
    For Mac OS X 10.4 or below, if the Authenticate window appears, enter the user name and password
    for an administrator.
    6. When installation is done, click Close.

    Selecting the printer
    After installing the PostScript 3 printer driver, you need to select the printer.

    In a network environment
    For Mac OS X users
    Note:
    ❏ Although EPSON FireWire appears in the interface pop-up list, you cannot use FireWire for printer
    connection in the PostScript 3 mode.
    ❏ You need to make the settings for your installed options manually when the printer is connected
    using USB, IP printing, or Bonjour (Rendezvous). When the printer is connected using AppleTalk,
    the printer software automatically makes the settings.
    ❏ Make sure to specify ASCII as the data format in the application.

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    1. For Mac OS X 10.5 users, open the System Preferences, and then double-click the Print & Fax
    icon.
    For Mac OS X 10.4 or below users, open the Applications folder, open the Utilities folder, and
    then double-click Printer Setup Utility.
    The Printer List window appears.
    2. Click Add in the Printer List window.
    3. Select the protocol or the interface that you are using from the pop-up list.
    Note for AppleTalk users:
    Make sure to select AppleTalk. Do not select EPSON AppleTalk, because it cannot be used with
    the PostScript 3 printer driver.
    Note for IP Printing users:
    ❏ Make sure to select IP Printing. Do not select EPSON TCP/IP, because it cannot be used with
    the PostScript 3 printer driver.
    ❏ After selecting IP Printing, enter the IP address for the printer, then make sure to select the Use
    default queue on server check box.
    Note for USB users:
    Make sure to select USB. Do not select EPSON USB, because it cannot be used with the PostScript
    3 printer driver.

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    4. Follow the instructions as appropriate below to select your printer.
    AppleTalk
    Select your printer from the Name List, then select Auto Select from the Printer Model List.
    IP Printing
    Select Epson from the Name List, then select your printer from the Printer Model List.
    USB
    Select your printer from the Name List, then select your printer from the Printer Model List.
    Note for Mac OS X 10.4 or below users:
    If ESC/Page driver is not installed, your printer model is automatically selected in the Printer Model
    List when you select your printer from the Name List while the printer is on.
    Bonjour (Rendezvous)
    Select your printer, the printer name is followed by (PostScript), from the Name List. Your
    printer model is automatically selected in the Printer Model List.
    Note for Bonjour (Rendezvous) users:
    If your printer model is not automatically selected in the Printer Model list, you need to reinstall
    the PostScript printer driver. See “Installing the PostScript printer driver” on page 221.
    5. Click Add.
    Note for IP Printing users, USB or Bonjour (Rendezvous) users:
    Select your printer from the Printer list, then select Show Info from the Printers menu. The Printer
    Info dialog box appears. Select Installable Options from the pop-up list, then make the necessary
    settings.
    6. Confirm that your printer’s name is added to the Printer List. Then quit Print & Fax (for Mac
    OS X 10.5) or Printer Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.4 or below).

    Accessing the PostScript printer driver
    You can change the PostScript printer driver settings in the PostScript printer driver. To access the
    printer driver, see “Accessing the printer driver” on page 204.

    Changing the printer setup settings
    You can change or update the printer setup settings according to the options installed in your printer.

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    For Mac OS X users
    1. Access the printer driver. The Printer List window appears.
    2. Select the printer from the list.
    3. Select Show Info from the Printers menu. The Printer Info dialog box appears.
    4. Make necessary changes to the settings, then close the dialog box.
    5. Quit Print & Fax (for Mac OS X 10.5) or Printer Setup Utility (for Mac OS X 10.4 or below).

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    Chapter 10

    About the PCL Printer Driver
    About the PCL Mode
    Hardware requirements
    Your printer must meet the following hardware requirements to be able to use the PCL6/PCL5 printer
    driver.
    Memory requirements for using the PCL6/PCL5 printer driver are shown below. Install optional
    memory modules into your printer if the amount of memory currently installed does not meet your
    printing needs.
    Minimum memory
    *

    128 MB*

    Printing may not be possible with this amount of memory, depending on the specifics of the job being printed.

    System requirements (only for Epson PCL6 printer driver)
    To use the PCL6 printer driver, your computer must be running the following Microsoft Windows
    versions and your computer must meet the system requirement of the each operating system.
    Supported operating systems

    Windows Vista/Vista x64
    Windows XP/XP x64
    Windows Server 2008 x84/Server 2008 x64
    Windows Server 2003/Server 2003 x64
    Windows 2000
    Windows NT 4.0
    Windows Me
    Windows 98
    Windows 95

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    Using the PCL6 Printer Driver (Only for Epson PCL6 Printer Driver)
    To print in the PCL mode, you will have to install the printer driver. Consult the customer support
    in your region regarding how to get the printer driver.
    Note:
    The PCL6 printer driver and EPSON Status Monitor cannot be used at the same time.

    Installing the PCL6 printer driver
    Note:
    ❏ Installing the printer software for Windows Vista, XP, 2000, Server 2008, or Server 2003 may require
    administrator privileges. If you have problems, ask your administrator for more information.
    ❏ Turn off all virus protection programs before installing the printer software.
    ❏ The examples in this section are from the Windows XP operating system. They may vary in
    appearance from what actually appears on your screen; however, the instructions are the same.
    ❏ When uninstalling the printer driver, select EPSON Monochrome Laser P6 in the uninstallation
    program. If you select EPSON Printer Software, the uninstallation may not be completed
    successfully.
    1. Make sure that the printer is turned off.
    2. Double-click SETUP.EXE. The End User License Agreement dialog box appears.
    3. Read the license agreement. If you agree with the terms, select the I accept the terms of the
    above License Agreement check box. Then click Next.
    4. Select the name of your printer, then click Next.

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    5. Select the OS that you are using and the Yes or No check box depending on whether you want
    to share your printer on the network or not. Then click Next.
    Note:
    ❏ When using setup.exe to do the installation, you can select a platform, different from the current
    Windows OS, in Available Platforms. This is so that when you perform an installation using
    Point & Print, you can upload printer drivers for other platforms.
    ❏ If you are installing a printer driver for the PC that you are currently using, select the Windows
    OS that is the platform of your PC. If you select a different Windows OS, the printer driver will
    not be installed correctly.
    6. Confirm the printer port you want to use is selected and your printer name is shown. If not, select
    the port you want to use from the drop-down list and type your printer.s name in the Printer
    Name box. Select the Yes or No check box depending on whether you want to set this printer as
    the default printer. Then click Next.
    7. You can start the installation now. Click Finish to continue.
    8. Installation is complete. Click Exit to Windows.
    After the installation is done, click Printer Properties to make the appropriate settings.
    Note:
    If you want to change the settings, you can access the PCL6 printer driver by clicking Document
    Default.

    Accessing the PCL6 printer driver
    You can change the PCL6 printer settings in the PCL6 printer driver. To access the printer driver, see
    “Accessing the printer driver” on page 204.

    Updating the printer driver
    When you install optional products, you have to update the printer driver manually. See the following
    instructions.
    1. Click the Printer tab of the Properties dialog box.
    2. Select the option that you installed.

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    Appendix A

    Technical Specifications
    Paper
    Since the quality of any particular brand or type of paper may be changed by the manufacturer at
    any time, Epson cannot guarantee the quality of any type of paper. Always test samples of paper stock
    before purchasing large quantities or printing large jobs.

    Available paper types

    *

    Paper type

    Description

    Plain paper

    Weight: 60 to 90 g/m2 (Recycled paper is acceptable.*)

    Envelopes

    No paste and no tape. No plastic window. (unless specifically designed for
    laser printers.)

    Labels

    The backing sheet should be covered completely, with no gaps between
    labels.

    Transparencies

    Transparencies for laser printers or copiers.

    Thick paper

    Weight: 90 to 157 g/m2

    Extra thick paper

    Weight: 157 to 216 g/m2

    Colored paper

    Non coated

    Paper with letterhead

    Paper and ink of letterheads must be compatible with laser printers.

    Use recycled paper only under normal temperature and humidity conditions. Poor quality paper may reduce print quality,
    or cause paper jams and other problems.

    Paper that should not be used
    You cannot use the following paper in this printer. It may cause printer damage, paper jams, and
    poor print quality:
    ❏ Media meant for other black-and-white laser printers, color laser printers, color copiers,
    black-and-white copiers, or ink jet printers

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    ❏ Previously printed paper by any other black-and-white laser printers, color laser printers, color
    copiers, black-and-white copiers, ink jet printers, or thermal transfer printers
    ❏ Carbon paper, carbonless paper, thermal-sensitive paper, pressure-sensitive paper, acid paper,
    or paper that uses high-temperature-sensitive ink (around 200 ˚C)
    ❏ Labels that peel easily or labels that do not cover the backing sheet completely
    ❏ Special surface-coated paper or special surface-colored paper
    ❏ Paper that has binder holes or is perforated
    ❏ Paper that has glue, staples, paper clips, or tape on it
    ❏ Paper that attracts static electricity
    ❏ Moist or damp paper
    ❏ Paper of uneven thickness
    ❏ Overly thick or thin paper
    ❏ Paper that is too smooth or too rough
    ❏ Paper that is different on the front and back
    ❏ Paper that is folded, curled, wavy, or torn
    ❏ Paper of irregular shape, or paper that does not have right angle corners

    Printable area
    The assured printable area is an area 4 mm from all sides.

    *

    *

    * 4 mm

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    Note:
    ❏ The printable area may be smaller depending on the application.
    ❏ When printing on envelopes, the assured printable area is an area 10 mm from all sides.

    Printer
    General
    Printing method:

    Laser beam scanning and dry electrophotographic process

    Resolution:

    300 × 300 dpi, 600 × 600 dpi, 1200 × 1200 dpi

    Continuous printing speed*:

    Up to 44 pages per minute on A4 size paper

    Paper feed:

    Automatic or manual feed

    Paper feed alignment:

    Center alignment for all sizes

    Input paper supply:
    MP tray:

    plain paper

    Up to a 17.5 mm thick stack, or up to 150 sheets
    (60 to 90 g/m2)

    envelopes

    Up to 10 pieces

    transparencies

    Up to 75 sheets

    labels

    Up to 75 sheets

    thick paper

    Up to a 17.5 mm thick stack

    extra thick paper

    Up to a 17.5 mm thick stack

    Standard lower paper cassette:

    plain paper

    Up to a 59.4 mm thick stack, or up to 500 sheets
    (60 to 90 g/m2)

    Optional paper cassette unit:

    plain paper

    Up to a 59.4 mm thick stack, or up to 500 sheets
    (60 to 90 g/m2)

    Paper output:

    Face-down tray

    For all paper types and sizes

    Stacker

    For plain paper, and thick paper
    For A4, A5, B5, LT, HLT, GLT, EXE size paper
    See “A4 Stacker” on page 236 for details.

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    Paper output capacity:

    Printer language:

    User's Guide

    Face-down tray

    Up to 500 sheets of plain paper (80 g/m2)

    Stacker

    Up to 500 sheets of plain paper (80 g/m2)

    ECP/Page
    ESC/P 2 24-pin printer emulation (ESC/P 2 mode)
    ESC/P 9-pin printer emulation (FX mode)
    IBM Proprinter emulation (I239X mode)
    Adobe PostScript3 (PS3 mode)
    PCL6/PCL5 emulation (PCL mode)

    *

    Resident fonts:

    84 scalable fonts, and 7 bitmap fonts for ESC/Page
    95 scalable fonts, and 5 bitmap for PCL5
    80 scalable fonts, and 1 bitmap for PCL6
    17 scalable fonts for PostScript3

    RAM:

    128 MB, expandable up to 576 MB

    Printing speed varies by paper type or other conditions.

    Environmental
    Temperature:

    Humidity:

    Altitude:

    In use:

    10 to 35˚C (50 to 95˚F)

    Not in use:

    0 to 35˚C (32 to 95˚F)

    In use:

    15 to 85% RH

    Not in use:

    10 to 85% RH

    2,000 meters (6,562 feet) maximum

    Mechanical
    Dimensions

    Weight

    Height:

    390 mm (15.4 in.)

    Width:

    518 mm (20.4 in.)

    Depth:

    429 mm (16.9 in.)

    Approx. 22.5 kg (about 49.6 lb)
    (Excluding consumables and options)

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    Electrical
    120 V

    220-240 V

    Rated voltage

    110 V-120 V

    220 V-240 V

    Rated frequency

    50 Hz / 60 Hz

    50 Hz / 60 Hz

    Rated current

    12.5 A

    6.0 A

    Average

    712 W

    703 W

    MAX

    1130 W

    1150 W

    During ready mode

    86 W

    88 W

    During sleep mode*

    4 W or below

    7 W or below

    Power consumption

    *

    During
    printing

    Values represent power consumption while all operations are completely suspended. Power consumption varies
    depending on operating conditions, and whether a type-B interface card is installed or a USB memory is inserted.

    Standard and approvals
    European model:
    Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC
    EMC Directive 2004/108/EC

    EN 60950-1
    EN 60825-1
    EN 55022 Class B
    EN 55024
    EN 61000-3-2
    EN 61000-3-3

    Interfaces
    Parallel Interface
    Use the IEEE 1284-I compliant parallel interface connector.
    ECP mode/Nibble mode

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    USB interface
    USB 2.0 High Speed mode
    Note:
    ❏ Only computers equipped with a USB connector and running Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP
    x64, 2000, Server 2003, or Server 2003 x64, support the USB interface.
    ❏ Your computer must support USB 2.0 in order to use USB 2.0 as the interface to connect your
    computer to the printer.
    ❏ Since USB 2.0 is fully compatible with USB 1.1, USB 1.1 can be used as an interface.
    ❏ USB 2.0 can be used with Windows Vista, Vista x64, XP, XP x64, 2000, Server 2003, and Server
    2003 x64, operating systems.

    Ethernet interface
    You can use an IEEE 802.3 100BASE-TX/10 BASE-T straight-through shielded, twisted-pair interface
    cable with an RJ45 connector.

    Options and Consumable Products
    Optional paper cassette unit
    Product code/Model:

    C12C802542 / L571AC1*

    Paper size:

    A3, A4, A5, B4, B5, Letter (LT), Legal (LGL)

    Paper weight:

    60 to 90 g/m2 (17 to 24 lb)

    Paper feed:

    One paper cassette mounted
    Automatic feed delivery system
    Cassette capacity up to 500 sheets

    Paper types:

    Plain paper

    Power supply:

    DC 24 V / 1.7 A and DC 3.3 V / 0.1 A supplied by the printer

    Dimensions and weight:
    Height:

    143 mm (5.6 in.)

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    *

    Width:

    505 mm (19.9 in.)

    Depth:

    373 mm (14.7 in.)

    Weight:

    6.3 kg (13.9 lb) including cassette

    User's Guide

    This product conforms to CE marking requirements in accordance with EC Directive 2004/108/EC.

    Duplex Unit
    Product code/Model:

    C12C802552*

    Paper size:

    A3, A4, A5, B4, B5, Letter (LT), Half Letter (HLT), Legal (LGL), Government Legal (GLG),
    Ledger (B), Executive (EXE), F4

    Paper weight:

    60 to 157 g/m2 (16 to 42 lb)

    Paper feed:

    Automatic feed delivery system

    Paper types:

    Plain paper

    Power supply:

    DC 24 V / 1.6 A and DC 3.3 V / 0.1 A supplied by the printer

    Dimensions and weight:

    *

    Height:

    233 mm (9.2 in.)

    Width:

    435 mm (17.1 in.)

    Depth:

    147 mm (5.8 in.)

    Weight:

    2.3 kg (5.1 lb)

    This product conforms to CE marking requirements in accordance with EC Directive 2004/108/EC.

    Memory modules
    Make sure that DIMM you purchase is compatible with EPSON products. For details, contact the
    store where you purchased this printer or the EPSON sales company.
    Memory size:

    16, 32, 64, 128, or 256 MB

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    CompactFlash memory
    Contact the EPSON sales company for detail information.

    A4 Stacker
    Product code:

    C12C802562 / L571AST*

    Output capacity:

    Up to 500 sheets (When using 80 g/m2 paper)

    Paper size:

    A4, A5, B5, Letter (LT), Half Letter (HLT), Government Letter (GLT), Executive (EXE)

    Paper weight:

    60 to 157 g/m2 (16 to 42 lb)

    Paper types:

    Plain paper, Thick paper

    Power supply:

    DC 24V - 0.4A supplied by the printer

    Power consumption:

    24 V / 1.5 A and 3.3 V / 0.2 A supplied by the printer

    Dimensions and weight:

    *

    Height:

    212 mm (8.3 in.)

    Width:

    501 mm (19.7 in.)

    Depth:

    312 mm (12.3 in.)

    Weight:

    3.0 kg (6.6 lb)

    This product conforms to CE marking requirements in accordance with EMC Directive 2004/108/EC.

    Imaging Cartridge/Return Imaging Cartridge
    Product code/Model:

    Imaging Cartridge

    Return Imaging Cartridge*2

    1188/1188*1

    1189/1189*1

    Storage temperature:

    0 to 35˚C (32 to 95˚F)

    Storage humidity:

    15 to 85% RH

    *1 This product conforms to CE marking requirements in accordance with EMC Directive 2004/108/EC.
    *2 Return imaging cartridges are not sold in some areas. Contact your local Epson dealer/representative about the

    availability of the Return imaging cartridge scheme.

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    Appendix B

    Where To Get Help
    Contacting Customer Support
    Before Contacting Epson
    If your Epson product is not operating properly and you cannot solve the problem using the
    troubleshooting information in your product documentation, contact customer support services for
    assistance. If customer support for your area is not listed below, contact the dealer where you
    purchased your product.
    Customer support will be able to help you much more quickly if you give them the following
    information:
    ❏ Product serial number
    (The serial number label is usually on the back of the product.)
    ❏ Product model
    ❏ Product software version
    (Click About, Version Info, or similar button in the product software.)
    ❏ Brand and model of your computer
    ❏ Your computer operating system name and version
    ❏ Names and versions of the software applications you normally use with your product

    Help for Users in Europe
    Check your Pan-European Warranty Document for information on how to contact Epson
    Customer support.

    Help for Users in Australia
    Epson Australia wishes to provide you with a high level of customer service. In addition to your
    product documentation, we provide the following sources for obtaining information:

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    Your Dealer
    Don’t forget that your dealer can often help identify and resolve problems. The dealer should always
    be the first call for advise on problems; they can often solve problems quickly and easily as well as
    give advise on the next step to take.

    Internet URL http://www.epson.com.au
    Access the Epson Australia World Wide Web pages. Worth taking your modem here for the
    occasional surf! The site provides a download area for drivers, Epson contact points, new product
    information and technical support (e-mail).

    Epson Helpdesk
    Epson Helpdesk is provided as a final backup to make sure our clients have access to advice. Operators
    on the Helpdesk can aid you in installing, configuring and operating your Epson product. Our
    Pre-sales Helpdesk staff can provide literature on new Epson products and advise where the nearest
    dealer or service agent is located. Many types of queries are answered here.
    The Helpdesk numbers are:
    Phone:

    1300 361 054

    Fax:

    (02) 8899 3789

    We encourage you to have all the relevant information on hand when you ring. The more information
    you prepare, the faster we can help solve the problem. This information includes your Epson product
    documentation, type of computer, operating system, application programs, and any information you
    feel is required.

    Help for Users in Singapore
    Sources of information, support, and services available from Epson Singapore are:

    World Wide Web (http://www.epson.com.sg)
    Information on product specifications, drivers for download, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),
    Sales Enquiries, and Technical Support via e-mail are available.

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    Epson HelpDesk (Phone: (65) 6586 3111)
    Our HelpDesk team can help you with the following over the phone:
    ❏ Sales enquiries and product information
    ❏ Product usage questions or problems
    ❏ Enquiries on repair service and warranty

    Help for Users in Thailand
    Contacts for information, support, and services are:

    World Wide Web (http://www.epson.co.th)
    Information on product specifications, drivers for download, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),
    and e-mail are available.

    Epson Hotline (Phone: (66)2685-9899)
    Our Hotline team can help you with the following over the phone:
    ❏ Sales enquiries and product information
    ❏ Product usage questions or problems
    ❏ Enquiries on repair service and warranty

    Help for Users in Vietnam
    Contacts for information, support, and services are:
    Epson Hotline (Phone):

    84-8-823-9239

    Service Center:

    80 Truong Dinh Street, District 1, Hochiminh City Vietnam

    Help for Users in Indonesia
    Contacts for information, support, and services are:

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    World Wide Web (http://www.epson.co.id)
    ❏ Information on product specifications, drivers for download
    ❏ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Sales Enquiries, questions through e-mail

    Epson Hotline
    ❏ Sales enquiries and product information
    ❏ Technical support
    Phone

    (62) 21-572 4350

    Fax

    (62) 21-572 4357

    Epson Service Center
    Jakarta

    Mangga Dua Mall 3rd floor No 3A/B
    Jl. Arteri Mangga Dua,
    Jakarta
    Phone/Fax: (62) 21-62301104

    Bandung

    Lippo Center 8th floor
    Jl. Gatot Subroto No.2
    Bandung
    Phone/Fax: (62) 22-7303766

    Surabaya

    Hitech Mall lt IIB No. 12
    Jl. Kusuma Bangsa 116 – 118
    Surabaya
    Phone: (62) 31-5355035
    Fax: (62)31-5477837

    Yogyakarta

    Hotel Natour Garuda
    Jl. Malioboro No. 60
    Yogyakarta
    Phone: (62) 274-565478

    Medan

    Wisma HSBC 4th floor
    Jl. Diponegoro No. 11
    Medan
    Phone/Fax: (62) 61-4516173

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    Makassar

    User's Guide

    MTC Karebosi Lt. Ill Kav. P7-8
    JI. Ahmad Yani No.49
    Makassar
    Phone: (62)411-350147/411-350148

    Help for Users in Hong Kong
    To obtain technical support as well as other after-sales services, users are welcome to contact Epson
    Hong Kong Limited.

    Internet Home Page
    Epson Hong Kong has established a local home page in both Chinese and English on the Internet to
    provide users with the following information:
    ❏ Product information
    ❏ Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
    ❏ Latest versions of Epson product drivers
    Users can access our World Wide Web home page at:
    http://www.epson.com.hk

    Technical Support Hotline
    You can also contact our technical staff at the following telephone and fax numbers:
    Phone:

    (852) 2827-8911

    Fax:

    (852) 2827-4383

    Help for Users in Malaysia
    Contacts for information, support, and services are:

    World Wide Web (http://www.epson.com.my)
    ❏ Information on product specifications, drivers for download

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    ❏ Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), Sales Enquiries, questions through e-mail

    Epson Trading (M) Sdn. Bhd.
    Head Office.
    Phone:

    603-56288288

    Fax:

    603-56288388/399

    Epson Helpdesk
    ❏ Sales enquiries and product information (Infoline)
    Phone:

    603-56288222

    ❏ Enquiries on repair services & warranty, product usage and technical support (Techline)
    Phone:

    603-56288333

    Help for Users in India
    Contacts for information, support, and services are:

    World Wide Web (http://www.epson.co.in)
    Information on product specifications, drivers for download, and products enquiry are available.

    Epson India Head Office - Bangalore
    Phone:

    080-30515000

    Fax:

    30515005

    Epson India Regional Offices:
    Location

    Telephone number

    Fax number

    Mumbai

    022-28261515 /16/17

    022-28257287

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    Location

    Telephone number

    Fax number

    Delhi

    011-30615000

    011-30615005

    Chennai

    044-30277500

    044-30277575

    Kolkata

    033-22831589 / 90

    033-22831591

    Hyderabad

    040-66331738/ 39

    040-66328633

    Cochin

    0484-2357950

    0484-2357950

    Coimbatore

    0422-2380002

    NA

    Pune

    020-30286000 /30286001/30286002

    020-30286000

    Ahmedabad

    079-26407176 / 77

    079-26407347

    User's Guide

    Helpline
    For Service, Product info or to order a cartridge - 18004250011 (9AM - 9PM) - This is a Toll-free
    number.
    For Service (CDMA & Mobile Users) - 3900 1600 (9AM - 6PM) Prefix local STD code

    Help for Users in the Philippines
    To obtain technical support as well as other after sales services, users are welcome to contact the
    Epson Philippines Corporation at the telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address below:
    Trunk Line:

    (63-2) 706 2609

    Fax:

    (63-2) 706 2665

    Helpdesk Direct Line:

    (63-2) 706 2625

    E-mail:

    epchelpdesk@epc.epson.com.ph

    World Wide Web (http://www.epson.com.ph)
    Information on product specifications, drivers for download, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ),
    and E-mail Enquiries are available.
    Toll-Free No. 1800-1069-EPSON(37766)

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    Our Hotline team can help you with the following over the phone:
    ❏ Sales enquiries and product information
    ❏ Product usage questions or problems
    ❏ Enquiries on repair service and warranty

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    Index
    password config................................................................90
    PCL....................................................................................81
    printing..............................................................................70
    PS3......................................................................................82
    quick print job..........................................................77, 104
    reserve job data..............................................................104
    reset....................................................................................76
    setup...................................................................................72
    system information..........................................................68
    tray.....................................................................................69
    USB....................................................................................79

    A
    Anti-copy (copy protection) function
    how to use (Windows)....................................................60
    AUX menu...........................................................................81
    Available paper..................................................................229

    B
    Bookmark menu..................................................................91

    C
    Canceling printing....................................................106, 198
    Clock menu..........................................................................77
    CompactFlash memory
    how to install..................................................................140
    how to remove................................................................145
    specifications..................................................................236
    Confidential Job menu...............................................77, 105
    Consumable products
    Replacing.........................................................................147
    Consumables
    specification (imaging cartridge).................................236
    Contacting Epson..............................................................237
    Control panel.....................................................................106
    overview............................................................................25
    Control panel menus
    about..................................................................................64
    AUX...................................................................................81
    bookmark..........................................................................91
    clock...................................................................................77
    confidential job........................................................77, 105
    emulation..........................................................................69
    ESCP2................................................................................84
    FX.......................................................................................86
    how to access....................................................................64
    I239X.................................................................................88
    information.......................................................................66
    network..............................................................................80
    panel settings....................................................................64
    parallel...............................................................................78

    D
    Duplex printing...................................................................48
    Duplex Unit
    how to install..................................................................118
    how to remove................................................................120
    specifications..................................................................235

    E
    Emulation menu..................................................................69
    EPSON Status Monitor
    Accessing EPSON Status Monitor (Windows).........208
    Installing EPSON Status Monitor (Windows)..........206
    Job Information (Windows)........................................211
    Notice Settings (Windows)..........................................213
    Order Online..................................................................214
    Replacement Parts Information (Windows)..............210
    Status (Windows)..........................................................209
    ESCP2 menu........................................................................84
    Ethernet..............................................................................234

    F
    FX menu...............................................................................86

    G
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    Font Guide........................................................................28
    Network Guide.................................................................28
    Online Help......................................................................28
    Setup Guide......................................................................27
    User’s Guide.....................................................................27

    H
    Headers and footers............................................................54
    Help
    Epson...............................................................................237
    Hidden Watermark (copy protection) function.............60
    How to register menus as bookmarks..............................65

    I
    I239X menu..........................................................................88
    Imaging cartridge
    Specifications..................................................................236
    Information menu...............................................................66
    Installing options
    installing a CompactFlash memory............................140
    installing a memory module........................................132
    installing an interface card...........................................138
    installing the duplex unit..............................................118
    installing the optional paper cassette unit..................108
    installing the stacker......................................................121
    removing a CompactFlash memory............................145
    removing a memory module........................................137
    removing an interface card...........................................140
    removing the duplex unit.............................................120
    removing the optional paper cassette unit.................117
    removing the stacker.....................................................127
    Installing the postScript printer driver (Macintosh)....221
    Installing the PostScript printer driver for the network
    interface (Windows)...............................................220
    Installing the PostScript printer driver for the parallel
    interface (Windows)...............................................218
    Installing the PostScript printer driver for the USB
    interface (Windows)...............................................219
    Interface cards
    how to install..................................................................138
    how to remove................................................................140
    Interfaces
    ethernet...........................................................................234

    User's Guide

    Parallel.............................................................................233
    USB..................................................................................234

    M
    Maintenance
    printer..............................................................................148
    Printer (pickup roller)...................................................149
    Memory module
    how to install..................................................................132
    how to remove................................................................137
    specifications..................................................................235
    MP tray
    Specifications....................................................................30
    Supported paper...............................................................30

    N
    Network menu.....................................................................80

    O
    Optional paper cassette unit
    how to install..................................................................108
    how to remove................................................................117
    specifications..................................................................234
    Options
    specifications (CompactFlash).....................................236
    specifications (duplex unit)..........................................235
    specifications (memory module).................................235
    specifications (optional paper cassette unit)..............234
    specifications (stacker)..................................................236
    Overlay
    how to create (Windows)................................................55
    how to print (Windows).................................................57
    how to use (Windows)....................................................55

    P
    Paper
    available paper................................................................229
    loading the MP tray.........................................................30
    loading the optional paper cassette...............................38
    loading the standard lower paper cassette....................33
    printable area..................................................................230

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    Special media....................................................................39
    unavailable paper...........................................................229
    Paper Jam A (Cover A).....................................................157
    Paper Jam B A (Cover B or A).........................................161
    Paper Jam C1 A, Paper Jam C2 A, Paper Jam C3 A,
    Paper Jam C4 A (All paper cassettes and Cover
    A)..............................................................................172
    Paper Jam DM (Duplex Unit’s cover)............................182
    Paper Jam MP A (MP tray or Cover A).........................168
    Paper Jam STK (Stacker)..................................................183
    Paper jams
    how to clear.....................................................................156
    Paper source
    MP tray..............................................................................30
    optional paper cassette....................................................38
    standard lower paper cassette........................................33
    Parallel Interface................................................................233
    Parallel menu.......................................................................78
    Password config menu........................................................90
    PCL menu.............................................................................81
    PCL printer driver
    about the PCL Mode.....................................................226
    hardware requirements.................................................226
    system requirements......................................................226
    PostScript printer driver
    Accessing the PostScript printer driver (Macintosh)
    ...................................................................................224
    Accessing the PostScript printer driver (Windows)
    ...................................................................................221
    hardware requirements.................................................217
    Installing the PostScript printer driver for Mac OS
    X users......................................................................222
    Selecting a printer in a network environment for
    Mac OS X users.......................................................222
    PostScript printer driver settings
    Using AppleTalk under Windows 2000.....................221
    Precautions
    Replacing consumable products..................................147
    Print layout
    Modifying the print layout.............................................50
    Printer
    cleaning...........................................................................148
    cleaning (pickup roller).................................................149
    consumable products......................................................27
    electrical..........................................................................233

    User's Guide

    environmental................................................................232
    general.............................................................................231
    mechanical......................................................................232
    optional products.............................................................26
    parts (front view).............................................................23
    parts (inside).....................................................................25
    parts (rear view)...............................................................24
    standard and approvals.................................................233
    transporting......................................................................17
    transporting (long distance).........................................153
    transporting (short distance).......................................154
    Printer driver
    Accessing the printer driver (Windows)....................204
    Uninstalling the Printer software (Windows)...........215
    Printer driver settings
    Creating an overlay (Windows).....................................55
    Delete the form overlay data on the storage................59
    Duplex printing................................................................48
    Making a new watermark...............................................53
    Making Extended settings (Windows).......................205
    Making Optional settings (Windows)........................205
    Output Settings................................................................49
    print layout.......................................................................50
    Printing the copy-protected document........................60
    Printing with an overlay..................................................57
    Printing with storage form overlay...............................59
    Register the storage form overlay data on the storage
    .....................................................................................58
    Re-Print Job......................................................................62
    Reserve Job........................................................................62
    Using a watermark...........................................................52
    Using an overlay...............................................................55
    Using headers and footers..............................................54
    Using storage form overlay.............................................58
    Printer software (Windows)
    About...............................................................................204
    Printing menu......................................................................70
    Problems, solving
    contacting Epson...........................................................237
    PS3 menu..............................................................................82

    Q
    Quick Print Job menu.................................................77, 104

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    R

    U

    Relocating the printer.........................................................17
    Replacement Messages.....................................................147
    Reserve job data.................................................................104
    Reset menu...........................................................................76

    Unavailable paper..............................................................229
    USB......................................................................................234
    USB menu.............................................................................79

    W
    S
    Service.................................................................................237
    Setup menu...........................................................................72
    Special media
    Printing on........................................................................39
    Stacker.................................................................................121
    Status and error messages..................................................92
    Status sheet
    how to print............................................................105, 184
    Storage form overlay
    how to delete (Windows)................................................59
    how to print (Windows).................................................59
    how to register (Windows).............................................58
    how to use (Windows)....................................................58
    System information menu..................................................68

    Watermark
    how to make.....................................................................53
    how to use.........................................................................52

    T
    Toner
    Toner Save mode.............................................................47
    Toner Save mode.................................................................47
    Transporting the printer (long distance).......................153
    Transporting the printer (short distance)......................154
    Tray menu............................................................................69
    Troubleshooting..............................92, 105 , 156 , 184 , 198
    memory problems..........................................................194
    operational problems....................................................185
    options.............................................................................195
    paper handling problems..............................................194
    PCL6 mode.....................................................................202
    PostScript 3 mode..........................................................198
    print quality problems...................................................189
    printout problems..........................................................188
    USB problems.................................................................196

    Index

    248






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