Reference Guide


Safety Instructions

Important Safety Instructions

Important Safety Instructions

Read all of these instructions before using this product. Also be sure to follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer.

When choosing a place for this product

  • Place this product on a flat, stable surface that is larger than this product. This product will not operate properly if it is tilted or at an angle.

  • Avoid places subject to rapid changes in temperature and humidity. Also keep it away from direct sunlight, strong light, or heat sources.

  • Avoid places subject to shocks and vibrations.

  • Keep this product away from dusty areas.

  • Place this product near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged.

When setting up this product

  • Do not block or cover the openings in this product's cabinet.

  • Do not insert objects through the slots. Take care not to spill liquid on this product.

  • This product's power cord is for use with this product only. Use with other equipment may result in fire or electric shock.

  • 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.

  • Avoid electrical outlets controlled by wall switches or automatic timers.

  • Keep the entire computer system away from potential sources of electromagnetic interference, such as loudspeakers or the base units of cordless telephones.

  • Use only the type of power source indicated on the product's label.

  • Use only the power cord that comes with this product. Use of another cord may result in fire or electric shock.

  • Do not use a damaged or frayed power cord.

  • If you use an extension cord with this product, make sure the total ampere rating of the devices plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the cord's ampere rating. Also, make sure the total ampere rating of all devices plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the wall outlet's ampere rating.

  • Do not attempt to service this product yourself.

  • Unplug this product and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:

The power cord or plug is damaged; liquid has entered the product; the product has been dropped or the cabinet damaged; the product does not operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance.

  • If you plan to use the printer in Germany, observe the following:

To provide adequate short-circuit protection and over-current protection for this printer, the building installation must be protected by a 10 or 16 amp circuit breaker.

When using this product

  • Do not put your hand inside this product or touch the ink cartridges during printing.

  • Do not move the print heads by hand; otherwise you may damage this product.

  • Always turn the product off using the Power button on the control panel. When this button is pressed, the Power light flashes briefly then goes off. Do not unplug the power cord or turn off the product until the Power light stops flashing.

When handling the ink cartridges

  • Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do not drink.

  • If ink gets on your skin, wash it off with soap and water. If it gets in your eyes, flush them immediately with water.

  • Shake the ink cartridge well before installing it for best results.

Do not shake cartridges (that have been installed previously) with too much force.

  • Do not use an ink cartridge beyond the date printed on the cartridge carton.

  • Use up the ink cartridge within six months of installation for best results.

  • Do not dismantle the ink cartridges or try to refill them. This could damage the print head.

  • Store ink cartridges in a cool, dark place.

  • After bringing an ink cartridge inside from a cold storage site, allow it to warm up at room temperature for at least three hours before using it.

  • Do not touch the green IC chip on the side of the cartridge. This may affect normal operation and printing.

  • In this ink cartridge, the IC chip retains a variety of cartridge related-information, such as the amount of ink remaining, so that a cartridge may be removed and reinserted freely.

  • If you remove an ink cartridge for later use, protect the ink supply area from dirt and dust, and store it in the same environment as this product. Note that there is a valve in the ink supply port, making covers or plugs unnecessary, but care is needed to prevent the ink from staining items that the cartridge touches. Do not touch the ink supply port or surrounding area.

When transporting this product

  • Before transporting the printer, make sure the print heads are in the home (far right) position.

Warning, Cautions, and Notes

must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.

must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.

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

ENERGY STAR® Compliance

As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Epson has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency.

The International ENERGY STAR® Office Equipment Program is a voluntary partnership with the computer and office equipment industry to promote the introduction of energy-efficient personal computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, copiers, scanners, and multifunction devices in an effort to reduce air pollution caused by power generation. Their standards and logos are uniform among participating nations.

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