Epson Stylus PRO 9000
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|bluechip||2:50pm on Tuesday, August 31st, 2010|
|I bought the R1900 end of March 2010. I am writing this review now to help others make a decision, but my review is based on only a few weeks of use. A very good upgrade from our previous printer. Accurate Colors,Fast Print Time,Great Contrast,Great Overall Quality,Sharp Tones & Colors Noisy|
|langby||4:38am on Saturday, August 21st, 2010|
|"The packing was very secure and the unpackaging of the 1900 was very organized in removing the contents. "I acquired an Epson R1900 to replace my Epson 1270 which had given 4+ years faithful service. Using the excellent "Quick Start Guide".|
|lakewa||10:22pm on Friday, July 16th, 2010|
|Great printer! We use several of these at work and they are great photo printers Haven't had any problems I had use the Epson R1800 in school, got the R1900 for home, it is super fast compared to the R1800, produces amazingly beautiful prints, very quiet.|
|enine||6:57pm on Tuesday, July 6th, 2010|
|First time I ever felt compelled to write a r... The idea of a large format printer on canvas Clogged jets. Loading canvas. Expensive ink This is by far the best printer I have ever used in my profession for the price and technology. When used with the proper printing papers.|
|Sean19148||4:52am on Tuesday, June 15th, 2010|
|This is by far the best printer I have ever u... I produce in-store graphics for a chain of bakery cafes. This is by far the best printer I have ever used in my profession for the price and technology. When used with the proper printing papers.|
|davoss||3:04pm on Monday, June 14th, 2010|
|Fast shipment The UPS truck driver has a bad attitude for big shipment Am replacing my Epson 1400 printer with this one only because I got a good price through New Egg on this printer, plus $150 rebate.|
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EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 Series Print Engine
Display signage. In the right hands, with the right tools, and backed by an inspired imagination, it can communicate new ideas, demonstrate new concepts, and make a lasting impression. Its precisely the reason we created the wide-format EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 Series. With its remarkable speed and incredibly durable print engine, the EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 Series provides a set of tools that, whether you need to illustrate an interactive exhibit at a museum, guide prospects through the intricacies of a hot-off-thedrawing-board product at a trade show, or simply create a knock-theirsocks-off atmosphere at your own studio, can help make an unforgettable impact. The EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 Series will not only create images that exceed your clients expectations it will keep them coming back for more. Whatever project you take on, shouldnt you be printing your graphics on the most powerful wide-format color printing system available?
Holds up to two rolls of media simultaneously, for immediate changing of different media types Handles 13" 24" 36" 42"and 44" wide media in a variety of , , , weights up to 1.5 mm thick Accepts manual cut sheet media up to 44" wide Handles Epsons complete line of professional media, as well as many third-party medias
True production quality print speedsA
Prints approximately 22 square feet-per-hour in truly photographic modes, with output that rivals that of more expensive, continuous flow ink jet printers Prints up to 66 square feet-per-hour in draft mode, with output that rivals the best quality printing of most thermal ink jet printers Prints better quality output at approximately 27 square-feet-per-hour than direct competitors can produce in any print mode
Micro Piezo DX3 print head for astounding image quality
1440 x 720 dpi for unsurpassed image quality, including text and line-art rivaling high resolution laser devices Photographic image quality created by an innovative 6color inking system Proprietary hardware technology that ensures consistent printing over time from print-to-print and printer-to-printer
Based upon print engine speed only. Total throughput times depend upon front end RIP, file size, printer resolution, ink coverage, networking, etc.
Individual High-Capacity Ink System
Six 220 ml ink cartridges ensure complete overnight unattended operation Automatic ink level detection for all six ink cartridges facilitates accurate production estimates and ease of maintenance On-the-fly ink cartridge changing even during the middle of a print job with no loss in image quality
6-color inking system
Breakthrough EPSON Archival Ink technology
Available only with the EPSON Stylus Pro 9500 Produces photographic prints that will last over 100 years on a wide range of media Color performance that rivals the EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 Instant drying and water resistant ink; waterproof on some media Supports a wide range of media including glossy, semi-gloss, and matte photographic papers, backlight film, 1.5 mm cardboard, canvas, Tyvek vinyl and various watercolor papers ,
Dual media rolls
Flexible media support
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK PMS 8483 PMS 716
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EPSON Professional Quality Media
Epsons professional line of media delivers optimum output from the EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 Series. Specially coated for superior image quality and durability, our media yields amazing results. Using the EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 and our standard dye-based inks, you can create prints that far exceed your expectations. When used with the EPSON Stylus Pro 9500 and our revolutionary EPSON Archival Ink, this outstanding media produces long-lasting photographic prints for exceptional outdoor or indoor signage. In addition to Epson media, the EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 Series prints beautifully on a wide range of third-party products such as watercolor media and canvas. EPSON Archival Ink prints long-lasting images on glossy, semi-gloss, and matte photographic papers, backlight film, 1.2 mm cardboard, Tyvek and vinyl as well. At Epson, we strive to bring you the widest selection of media possible for all your 44" wide-format printing needs.
Presentation Matte Paper
44" x 82' roll S041220 36" x 82' roll S041221 A 170 g/m2 coated paper for use in high-resolution printing at 720 and 1440 dpi. Great for comping and business presentations.
44" x 100' roll SP91008 36" x 100' roll SP91007 A 5 mil reverse print instant drying backlight film suitable for displays. The reverse printing feature protects the display surface from moisture and dirt, eliminating the need for lamination. Capable of 360 and 720 dpi printing.
28.7" x 45.5" (5 sheets/box) S041236 20.25" x 28.7" (10 sheets/box) S041237 A 1.2 mm thick coated board allows for high resolution printing without mounting. Great for display and courtroom graphics.
EPSON Stylus Pro 9000
Using standard dye-based ink from Epson.
Photo Semi-Gloss Paper B
44" x 100' roll 36" x 100' roll 24" x 100' roll SP91004 SP91003 SP91022
Photo Glossy Paper
44" x 100' roll SP91002 36" x 100' roll SP91001 A durable high glossy paper on a 7 mil RC base. Use when the highest color saturation and output quality are needed. Prints great at either 720 or 1440 dpi. Can be laminated with a UV film to increase lightfast protection.
DuPont & EPSON Commercial Matte Paper C
36" x 50' roll H59537 A 217.8 g/m2 professional paper designed to simulate the commercial printing press environment. Ideal for large format pre-film proofing and content proofing.
44" x 82' roll S041228 36" x 82' roll S041229 An 8 mil coated heavyweight paper with a semi-glossy surface for 720 and 1440 dpi printing. Can be used for high color images when a glossy surface is not needed. Can be laminated to increase UV protection.
Available August 2000 Please visit www.dupont.com for availability
Glossy Paper Heavyweight
44" x 65.5' roll S041226 36" x 65.5' roll S041227 An 8.5 mil coated heavyweight glossy paper. Can be printed up to 1440 dpi. Can be laminated to increase UV protection.
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EPSON Stylus Pro 9500
Using EPSON Archival Ink. (Available only with the EPSON Stylus Pro 9500.)
EPSON Watercolor TexturedD
44" x 30" (sheets) 36" x 44" (sheets) Acid free, 100% cotton paper. The textured surface is a favorite of fine artists looking for a cold press look.
Doubleweight Matte PaperD
44" x 82' roll 36" x 82' roll 24" x 82' roll A 180 g (48 lb.) Flat Matte paper for everyday printing. Easily laminated for increased durability.
Backlit Film for Archival InkD
44" x 65' roll 36" x 65' roll 24" x 65' roll A 5 mil reverse print backlight film that can be displayed outdoors.
44" x 65' roll 22" x 65' roll A 215 g semi-gloss paper ideal for proofing and indoor signage. Its high color gamut yield prints more saturated than from a dye inkset.
44" x 65' roll 36" x 65' roll 24" x 65' roll A 20 pound 100% cotton canvas with a matte surface. This white canvas will be a favorite for photographers.
44" x 82' roll 36" x 82' roll 24" x 82' roll A 215 g semi-matte surface ideal for proofing and indoor signage. Its low glare surface allows for easy viewing.
44" x 65' roll 36" x 65' roll 24" x 65' roll
Premium Glossy Photo PaperD
44" x 82' roll 36" x 82' roll 24" x 82' roll A 10 mil photographic stock with a high gloss F surface on an RC base.
44" x 65' roll 36" x 65' roll 24" x 65' roll A durable Tyvek for banners and signage.
Premium Semi-Gloss Photo Paper
44" x 82' roll 36" x 82' roll 24" x 82' roll A 10 mil photographic stock with a semi-gloss M surface on an RC base.
Premium Luster Photo PaperD
44" x 82' roll 36" x 82' roll 24" x 82' roll A 10 mil photographic stock with a Luster E surface on an RC base. Ideal for portraits.
Posterboard for Archival InkD
22" x 28" (sheets) A 1.2 mm thick board specially coated so no mounting is required. Great for posters and graphic presentations.
Synthetic PaperD Adhesive Synthetic PaperD
EPSON Stylus Pro 9500 media coming Fall 2000
EPSON Watercolor SmoothD
36" x 44" (sheets) 24" x 30" (sheets) Acid free, 100% cotton paper. The smooth textured surface is a favorite of photographers.
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EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 Series Print Engine Specifications
Printing Method Micro Piezo DX3 drop-on-demand ink jet 6-color ink system including Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Light Cyan, Light Magenta, and Black Nozzle Configuration Monochrome head: Color head: EPSON Ink Technology EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 EPSON Stylus Pro 9500 Standard Ink (dye based) EPSON Archival Ink (pigment based)
64 nozzles (K) 64 nozzles x 5 (CcMmY)
Resolution 1440 x 720 dpi; 720 x 720 dpi; 720 x 360 dpi; 360 x 360 dpi Print Engine SpeedE Resolution 360 x 360 dpi 720 x 360 dpi 720 x 720 dpi 1440 x 720 dpi
Environmental Characteristics Temperature operating: 50 to 95 F (10 to 35 C) Storage: 4 to 140 F (-20 to 40 C) Humidity operating: 20 to 80% relative humidity Storage: 5 to 85% relative humidity (no condensation) Safety Approval Safety standards: EMI:
sq.ft/hr 22 12
Quality Level Rivals competitors best Better than competitors best Astonishing photographic quality Rivals chemistry based photography
UL1950 with D3, CSA 22.with D3 FCC Part 15 subpart B class B, CSA C108.8 class B
Acoustic Noise Level Approximately 50 dB(A) according to ISO 7779 Printer Language True Adobe PostScript 3 with optional EPSON RS-5100 Fiery X2 RIP Macintosh OS 7.6.1 or later QuickDraw Drivers standard Windows 95/98/2000/NT 4.0 Raster Drivers standard Printer Interfaces Standard Serial, Parallel (IEEE-1284 ECP Mode), and Epson Expansion Slot Optional 10/100 BaseT or FireWire (IEEE-1394) expansion cards Optional EPSON RS-5100 Fiery X2 RIP connects to print engine through Parallel Port. See RS-5100 Specification Sheet for connectivity options. Dimensions 66.46"(W) x 27.52"(D) x 49.57"(H) Printer weight: 211.64 lb with legs Printable Area Maximum paper width: Left and right print margins: Maximum printable width: Maximum printable length:
Engine Reliability Total print volume: Print head life: Cutter life: Maintenance parts:
18,000 B1 images at 30% coverage 2 billion dots/nozzle 2000 times (A1) Ink pad, pump unit, flushing box, head cleaner, cap assembly
Electrical Requirements Voltage: Frequency: Current: Power consumption:
120 V 50 to 60 Hz 1.0A Approx. 100W (operating) 30W (Standby) Energy Star compliant
Product/Accessories Part Numbers EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 Fiery X2 Printing System EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 Print Engine only EPSON Stylus Pro 9500 Fiery X2 Printing System EPSON Stylus Pro 9500 Print Engine only EPSON RS-5100 Fiery X2 RIP EPSON Color Calibrator System Internal IEEE-1394 FireWire Type-B Card Internal 10/100 BaseT Type-B Card Automatic Take-up Reel System Replacement 44" Take-Up Reel Core Paper Roller Spindle 2" Paper Roller Spindle 3" Replacement Media Cutter Blade EPSON Ink Technology (Standard/Archival) Cyan ink cartridge Light Cyan ink cartridge Magenta ink cartridge Light Magenta ink cartridge Yellow ink cartridge Black ink cartridge
C277011S C277011B C381011S C381011B C850092 C850081 C823722 C823632 C815082 C815121 C811041 C811051 C815131 SP 9000 T410011 T412011 T409011 T411011 T408011 T407011 SP 9500 T477011 T479011 T476011 T478011 T475011 T474011
44.02" 3 mm each (0.24" total) 43.76" Up to 100' (limited by software application)
Media Handling Media input: Cut sheet size: Max. media diameter: Media core compatibility: Weight: Media cutter: Ink Cartridge Ink cartridge yield: Ink cartridge shelf life:
Dual rolls up to 44" width Handles 24" 36" and 44" roll media , , Up to 44" wide media Up to 4" Handles both 2" and 3" cored media 12 lb bond up to 1.5 mm cardboard Built-in, automatic or manual cutting
220 ml each color x 6 colors total 2 years from printed production date
Based upon print engine speed only. Total throughput times depend upon front end RIP file size, , printer resolution, ink coverage, networking, etc.
Epson America, Inc.: 3840 Kilroy Airport Way, Long Beach, CA 90806 Epson Canada, Ltd.: 550 McNicoll, Willowdale, Ontario M2H 2E1 Epson Latin America: 6303 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami, FL 33126 Internet Website: www.prographics.epson.com.
Specifications and terms are subject to change without notice. EPSON Archival Ink technology is only compatible with EPSON Stylus Pro 7500 or EPSON Stylus Pro 9500. EPSON and EPSON Stylus are registered trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation. EPSON Archival, Micro Piezo and DX3 are trademarks of Epson America, Inc. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. EPSON disclaims any and all rights in these trademarks. As an ENERGY STAR Partner, Epson America Inc. has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. Epson America, Inc. 2000. CPD-10126 32.5K 5/00 GAC
Printed on Recycled Paper
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Fiery X2 RS-5100 RIP
Win the business. Get the contract. Make the sale. It all comes down to your presentations. With so much riding on the outcome, we respectfully suggest you consider printing your, or your clients, next presentation on the EPSON Stylus Pro 9000. With its ability to print photographic quality images on virtually any media and on a wide variety of sizes, it can easily transform even the most boring statistics into a sit-up-and-take-notice presentation. Whether youre presenting a series of sales projection charts to a tough-minded investment group or an environmental impact study to a concerned group of citizens, the output from the EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 can ensure your presentations transcend the merely great and enter the realm of the truly outstanding. The bottom line? Take advantage of the EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 and your presentations wont just present theyll persuade.
EPSON Preferred Protection Plan
In the end, its all about vision. What you see and how you see it. All the EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 can do is present your vision in the best possible light. It could be an exhibition of your landscape photography at a local gallery. It could be displaying samples of your commercial work on the walls of your own studio. And it could be putting a stunning portfolio together to show potential clients. It could even be all of the above. Whatever you choose to print with the EPSON Stylus Pro 9000, you can count on it being the nest photographic quality ink jet printing youve ever laid eyes on. Because the men and women who designed and engineered the EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 had a vision, too a vision to create the nest wide format color printer ever seen for use by visionaries like yourself.
EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 Print Engine
Display signage. In the right hands, with the right tools, and backed by an inspired imagination, it can communicate new ideas, demonstrate new concepts, and make a lasting impression. Its precisely the reason we created the wide format EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 a tool that, whether you need to illustrate an interactive exhibit at a museum, guide prospects through the intricacies of a hot-off-the-drawing board product at a trade show or simply create a knock-their-socks-off atmosphere at your own studio can help the display signage you create make an unforgettable impact exceed your clients expectationsand keep them coming back. With those formidable tasks facing you, shouldnt you be printing your graphics on the most powerful wide format color printing system available?
Main Feature Set
Top of the Line Warranty Program
High-Performance External EFI Fiery X2 Server True Adobe PostScript 3 offers advanced page and text handling features. Exclusive EPSON AcuPhoto Halftoning technologies for astonishing photographic quality output. RIP-While-Print technology allows the controller to simultaneously process and print pages. The ability to spool, RIP and print simultaneously from both Macintosh and Windows platforms allows for seamless integration into any workow, resulting in greater productivity.
Professional-Level Color Management System Fully adjustable CMYK color correction, including dot gain adjustments for precise hardware color control. Color Rendering Dictionaries (CRDs) optimize color for photographs, presentations and solid colors. Each CRD is ne-tuned for specic media types and resolution. Offers standard high-quality press simulation CRDs for color critical applications. Proles are tuned for DuPont WaterProof, Imation Matchprint III, Cromalin-Euroscale, Fuji Color-Art, SWOP and DIC standards. Fully compatible with Epsons optional Color Calibrator colorimeter for complete print engine calibration. Fully compatible with ICC and Apple ColorSync proles. Convenient LCD Display with Activity Lights
Direct Toll-Free Access The EPSON Preferred Protection Plan includes an exclusive, toll-free number with direct access to technical support representatives dedicated to our EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 customers. You enjoy immediate, hassle-free phone support: Operating Hours: Monday to Friday 6am to 8pm, Saturday to Sunday 7am to 4pm (PST). Worry-Free Productivity with On-Site Repair Service Your business depends on the consistent performance of your wide format printing system. So your EPSON Preferred Protection Plan also comes with an On-Site service agreement. In the unlikely event our representatives can't solve a technical problem over the phone, we'll send out an Epson certied service provider usually within the next business day to x your problem. Extended Coverage If you opt for longer-term support, our optional EPSON Preferred Plus Protection Plans extend the same valuable warranty for an additional one or two year term. You can continue to take advantage of the same excellent access to technical support and On-Site service to keep your EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 up and running. For information on the optional EPSON Preferred Plus Protection Plans, please see your dealer or call Epson at 1-800-241-5373.
EPSON Preferred Protection Plan* 12-month protection plan. Custom PIN for toll-free, priority technical support. Access to specially trained technical representatives: Operating Hours: Monday to Friday 6am to 8pm, Saturday to Sunday 7am to 4pm (PST). Prompt On-Site service, if any hardware failures are found. Optional One Year EPSON Preferred Plus Protection Plan Additional 12-month protection plan. Same great benets of toll-free access, technical support and On-Site repair service. Purchased with printer or anytime within rst 90 days of ownership. Optional Two Year EPSON Preferred Plus Protection Plan Additional 24-month protection plan. Same great benets of toll-free access, technical support and On-Site repair service. Purchased with printer or anytime within rst 90 days of ownership.
* Included with the purchase of your EPSON Stylus Pro 9000.
Latest Micro Piezo DX3 Print Head for Superior Image Quality True 1440 x 720 dpi resolution delivers text and line art that rivals an Imagesetter. Innovative 6-color ink system (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Light Cyan, Light Magenta and Black) provides astonishing photographic quality surpassing current systems offered by other companies. DX3Epsons Dual Density Droplet technology offers precise 11-nanogram dot size for remarkably small, clean, sharp dot placement. Renowned EPSON Engineering Completely designed and manufactured by the same team that produced many award-winning, industry-leading EPSON Professional Graphics products. The EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 print mechanism incorporates DC motor technology, one of the most reliable print engine technologies available, to ensure high accuracy with very little engine noise. Print Engine Consistency Ensures Accurate and Repeatable Color Proprietary ASIC technology controls the printing process. The result? Extremely high print-to-print and printer-to-printer consistency compared to other thermal or continuous ink jet printers.
Individual High-Capacity Ink System Six 220 ml ink cartridges ensure complete overnight unattended operation with low running costs. Automatic ink level detection for all six (CcMmYK) ink cartridges facilitate accurate production estimates and ease of maintenance. Flexible Media Support Handles up to 2 rolls of media at the same time. Can print on virtually any media 13" 24" 36" and , , 44" in widthon a wide variety of paper weights up to 1.5 mm cardboard. Accommodates a variety of paper types, from plain paper to specialty stocks, including coated papers, transparencies, watercolor and backlight lm. Handles Epsons complete line of Professional Graphics medias, from photographic glossy and matte to plain papers and backlight lm. Optional 44" auto-take up reel system for complete unattended long-run print jobs. High Performance Print Engine Speeds* The EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 prints approximately 22 square feet-per-hour in extremely photographic modes, up to about 66 square feet-per-hour in draft mode. The photographic quality at the 66 square feet-per-hour print mode rivals the best quality modes of current thermal ink jet printing devices. The photographic quality in the 22 square feet-per-hour print mode rivals more expensive continuous ow ink jet printing devices.
New Curve Editor
Total control on all ICC and CRD color proles
Easy to read LCD provides RIP and print status plus conguration information from the control panel. Superior Connectivity Support Standard 10/100 BaseT and 10 Base5 AUI connections support EtherTalk, TCP/IP and NOVELL IPX protocols. Standard support for Macintosh, Windows 98, Windows 95, Windows NT 4.0 and UNIX assures every network user is compatible.
Fiery Spooler, Fiery ColorWise ProTools and Fiery Downloader utilities provide control over all aspects of printing from remote workstations. Comprehensive job accounting automatically keeps track of job details, essential for accurate client accounting. The job log can be exported for integration into a cost accounting system. Total Web support includes a built-in HTML Web page. Fiery WebTools provide enhanced job management capabilities via a company intranet or internet. Remote users can download and install printer drivers on their workstations, retrieve printer status information and change job parameters.
Epson America, Inc. 20770 Madrona Ave., Torrance, CA 90503 1-800-241-5373 Website: http://prographics.epson.com
Epson Canada, Ltd. 550 McNicoll, Willowdale, Ontario M2H 2E1 Fax: 1-416-498-4574 Epson Latin America, Inc. 6303 Blue Lagoon Drive, Miami, FL 33126 Fax: 1-305-265-0097
New Prole Manager
Allows for complete CRD and ICC prole management
Specications and terms are subject to change without notice. This product was manufactured to conform to UL Standards and the CSA Standards. EPSON and EPSON Stylus are registered trademarks of Seiko Epson Corporation. Micro Piezo and DX3 are trademarks of Epson America, Inc. All other product brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these trademarks. As an ENERGY STAR Partner, Epson America Inc. has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy efficiency. Epson America, Inc.1999. CPD-7999R1 40K 3/99 LG
At approximately 27 square feet-per-hour, the EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 will produce far better print quality than direct competitors can produce in any print mode.
* Based upon print engine speed only. Total throughput times depend upon front end RIP, le size, printer resolution, ink coverage, networking, etc.
Dual media roll
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK PMS 403 PMS 287
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EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 Print Engine Detailed Specications
Printing Method Micro Piezo DX3 drop-on-demand Ink Jet 6-color ink system including Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Light Cyan, Light Magenta, and Black Nozzle Conguration Monochrome head Color head Ink Cartridge Life Ink cartridge yield: Approximate ink life:
Impact. Its what every sign you see strives for and what so few attain. Fortunately, the EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 is about to change all that. Whether you need one sign for a single shop or one hundred signs that can be seen from across a mall, it will give you the power to create signage that grabs the eye, engages the imagination and intrigues passers-by to take a closer look at far less cost than ever before. Plus, youll be happy to know the EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 is armed with a high performance print engine that can rocket through even the most demanding print jobs in record time. So you can revise and update your signage faster than the fashions that go in and out of style which should make both you and a few of your harried clients very happy.
Fiery XRIP Detailed Specications
EFI Fiery X2 Processor MIPS R5000 CPU @ 200 MHz Fiery RipChips control memory, network, and printer communications Standard Memory 128MB high speed memory Spooler Hard Drive Support 4.2 Gigabyte EIDE 3.5" hard disk drive LCD Display Fiery X2 control panel for status and control Optional Interfaces Single PCI option slot for future upgrades
220 ml each x 6 ~6,400 A4 (8.268" x 11.693") @ 20% Coverage
Network Protocols EtherTalk Phase 2, TCP/IP and NOVELL IPX 802.2 , and 802.3 frame types Simultaneous AutoSwitching among protocols Network Connections 10/100BaseT support included on board, no additional card needed AUI (10 Base5, 10 Base2 with external transceiver not included) RJ45 (Ethernet) BNC w/transceiver (not included) SCSI II Parallel Out IEEE 1284 Type C Parallel In IEEE 1284 Type A Serial Port DB9 (RS-232C)
64 (K) 64 x 5 (CcMmY)
Resolution 1440 x 720 dpi; 720 x 720 dpi; 720 x 360 dpi; 360 x 360 dpi Print Engine Speed* Resolution sq.ft/hr 360 x 360 dpi x 360 dpi x 720 dpi x 720 dpi 12
Acoustic Noise Level Approximately 50 dB(A) according to ISO 7779 Printer Language True Adobe PostScript 3 with optional EPSON RS-5100 Fiery X2 Server Macintosh 7.x, Windows 98, Windows 95, and Windows NT 4.0 Raster drivers standard. Printer Interfaces Standard Type-B, IEEE 1284 Parallel, 1.8 Mbps High Speed Mac Serial Optional EPSON RS-5100 Fiery Server Connects to print engine through Parallel Port. See RS-5100 Specication Sheet for Connectivity Options. Dimensions 66.46"(W) x 27.52"(D) x 49.57"(H) Printer Weight: 211.64 lb with legs Print Direction Bidirectional and Unidirectional with logic seeking in text and graphic modes. Bidirectional mode print quality is not sacriced due to high accuracy of print engine mechanism. Printable Area Maximum paper width: Left and right print margins: Maximum printable width: Maximum printable length:
Engine Reliability Total print volume: Print head life: Electrical Requirements Voltage: Frequency: Current: Power consumption:
18,000 B1 images 30% coverage 2,000 million dots/nozzle
Professional Media Line
The EPSON Professional Line of media provides the best possible output quality from your EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 print engine. Specialty coated for optimum image quality and durability, these are outstanding medias that will yield a nal product far better than your customers expectations. In addition to these Epson branded medias, your EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 prints beautifully on a wide range of third-party medias such as watercolor, canvas, and other specialty medias. Check with Epson for the latest in media offerings from Epson and compatible third-party media offerings, or check out our web site at http://prographics.epson.com. Epson is working towards bringing you the widest possible paper choices for all your wide format needs. Photo Glossy Paper 36" x 100' roll SP91001 44" x 100' roll SP91002 A durable high glossy paper on a 7 mil RC base. Use when the highest color saturation and output quality are needed. Prints great at either 720 or 1440 dpi. Can be laminated with a UV lm to increase lightfast protection. Semi-Gloss Paper 36" x 82' roll S041229 44" x 82' roll S041228 An 8 mil coated heavyweight paper with a semi-glossy surface for 720 and 1440 dpi printing. Can be used for high color images when a glossy surface is not needed. Can be laminated to increase UV protection. This paper's lightfastness has been independently tested to last between 2 and 10 years, depending on lighting conditions, for indoor display. Glossy Paper Heavyweight 36" x 68' roll S041227 44" x 68' roll S041226 An 8.5 mil coated heavyweight glossy paper. Can be printed up to 1440 dpi. Can be laminated to increase UV protection.
Presentation Matte Paper 36" x 82' roll S041221 44" x 82' roll S041220 A 170 g/m2 coated paper for use in high-resolution printing at 720 and 1440 dpi. Great for comping and business presentations. Backlight Film 36" x 100' roll SP91007 44" x 100' roll SP91008 A 5 mil reverse print instant drying backlight lm suitable for displays. The reverse printing feature protects the display surface from moisture and dirt, eliminating the need for lamination. Capable of 360 and 720 dpi printing. Posterboard Semi-Gloss 28.7" x 45.5"(5 sheets/box) S041236 20.25" x 28.7"(10 sheets/box) S041237 A 1.5 mm thick coated board allows for high resolution printing without mounting. Great for display and courtroom graphics. DuPont & EPSON Commercial Matte Paper 36" x 50' roll H59537 A 217.8 g/m2 professional paper designed to simulate the commercial printing press environment. Ideal for large format pre-lm proong and content proong. DuPont & EPSON Publication Grade Paper 36" x 50' roll H59529 A 212.6 g/m2 professional paper designed to simulate the publication (text web) printing press environment. Ideal for large format pre-lm proong and content proong.
Page Description Language Specications
Page Description Language Adobe PostScript 3 fully PDF workow ready Exclusive EPSON AcuPhoto Halftoning technologies for astonishing photographic quality output Standard Fonts 136 Adobe Type 1 Roman PostScript scaleable fonts Rip-While-Print Processes and prints les simultaneously while driving EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 at its maximum rated print engine speed Continuous Print Prints to the EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 with no print engine down time Fiery Utilities Fiery ColorWise ProTools for complete ICC and CRD prole management Fiery Spooler for print spooling and job management, as well as production tracking and billing Fiery Downloader for downloading PostScript les and fonts Fiery WebTools Supported Installer, WebLink, WebSpooler, and Web Status and Print Monitor Fully compatible with any Java-enabled web browser SCSII Universal Serial Bus Parallel-In Type A Parallel-Out Type C Power Switch Power Cable AUI RJ45 Serial
120 V 50 to 60 Hz 1.0A Approx. 100W
Product/Accessories Part Numbers EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 Fiery X2 Printing System EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 Print Engine Only EPSON RS-5100 Fiery X2 RIP Cyan ink cartridge Light Cyan ink cartridge Magenta ink cartridge Light Magenta ink cartridge Yellow ink cartridge Black ink cartridge Automatic Take-up Reel System Replacement 44" Take-up Reel Core Paper Roller Spindle2 inch Paper Roller Spindle3 inch Replacement Media Cutter Blade
C277011S C277011B C850092 T410011 T412011 T409011 T411011 T408011 T407011 C815482 C815121 C811041 C811051 C815131
44.02" 3 mm each (0.24" total) 43.76" Up to 100 feet (limited by software application)
Media Handling Media input: Cut sheet size: Max. media diameter: Media core compatibility: Weight: Media cutter: Types:
Dual rolls up to 44" width Handles 24" 36" and 44" roll media , , Up to 44" wide media Up to 4" Handles both 2" and 3" cored media 12 lb bond up to 1.5 mm cardboard Built-in, automatic or manual cutting Plain, glossy, matte, transparency, canvas, and various watercolor stocks
EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 shown with optional take-up reel and external Fiery X2 RIP.
CYAN MAGENTA YELLOW BLACK PMS 403
8 | Introduction
Do not use an ink cartridge beyond the date printed on the cartridge package. For best results, use cartridges within six months of installation. Before transporting the printer, remove the ink cartridges, close the ink valves, and install the carriage restraint (packing material). See page 3-16 for complete instructions.
Chapter 1: Handling Paper and Other Media
The EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 and 9500 print on a variety of media, including roll paper and cut sheets up to 44 inches wide. The straight-through paper path allows you to use heavy stock, including posterboard up to 59 mil (1.5 mm) thick. Unless otherwise noted, the instructions in this chapter apply to both the EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 and 9500 printers.
Selecting paper and other media Printing on EPSON paper and other media Using roll paper Using cut sheet paper Using the paper hammock Setting paper configurations
Selecting Paper and Other Media
You can print on most types of coated, glossy, plain paper, and other media. The printer comes with two spindles, so you can have two types of roll paper available for printing at all times (with manual switching). You can also purchase an optional 3-inch spindle, which allows you to use roll paper with a 3-inch core. High-tension spindles are also available (in both 2-inch and 3-inch diameters), recommended for media such as EPSON Synthetic Paper and Fine Art Paper. The following table shows the requirements for paper you can use in the printer: Paper requirements
Roll paper Size 13 to 44 in. wide (330 to 1118 mm) Cut sheets in. to 44 62.2 in. (up to mm)
Maximum 4.05 in. (103 mm) when using 2 rolls roll diameter 5.90 in. (150 mm) when using 1 roll Thickness 3.15 to 19.7 mil (0.8 to 0.5 mm) 3.15 to 59 mil (0.8 to 1.5 mm)
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Always test samples of paper stock in the printer before purchasing large quantities or printing large jobs. When you use non-EPSON papers or other media, you may need to profile their thickness and ink drying time. See page 1-25 for instructions.
Printing on EPSON Paper and Other Media
Follow these steps to set up the hammock in front of the printer: 1. Pull out the paper hammock hooks all the way, so they rest on the floor.
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2. Place the two rods in front of the hammock hooks.
3. Place the shorter rod on the ends of the hooks. The longer rod should rest on the floor under the hooks.
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4. Push in the top of the paper hammock so that the paper will feed forward.
5. If necessary, extend the hammock fabric out on the floor in front of the printer (for large print jobs).
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Catching Printouts Under the Printer
Follow these steps to set up the hammock under the printer: 1. Fit the ends of the three rods into the slots at the end of the paper hammock arms and push the hammock hooks in.
paper hammock arm
2. Pull out the top of the hammock so that printouts will feed backward.
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Setting Paper Configurations
When you use non-EPSON paper or other media, you may need to register the papers thickness and drying time. On the EPSON Stylus Pro 9500, you can also register the suction setting. The only way to tell if you need to register new media is by experimentation. When youre using a paper stock or other printing material for the first time, always test it on a small print job. If the ink smears or printing is blurred, you need to register the papers drying time, and thickness (or suction setting). Registration is not necessary when you use EPSON media. You can register up to four types of paper or other media. Then you can select the registered values whenever you print on that particular stock. Drying time determines how long the printer will pause between pages or before cutting.
Its a good idea to keep a list of your registered paper types and numbers.
Registering Paper Thickness, Drying Time, and Suction
To register a new paper stock, load it into the printer and follow these steps: 1. Press the SelecType button until PAPER CONFIG. MENU appears on the display. 2. Press the Item button. PAPER NUMBER=STD* appears on the display. 3. If youre registering your first roll or batch of paper, press the + button to select PAPER NUMBER=1. Then press the Enter button. For subsequent rolls, continue pressing the + button to select the number you want to register. 4. Press the Item button. THICK. PAT=PRINT appears on the display. Press Enter to print the paper thickness test pattern. You may see PAPER THICK. NO.=1 on the display. Following is a sample pattern:
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5. Examine the printed pattern to determine which set of lines is the straightest (shows the smallest gap), and note the corresponding number. In the sample pattern, the lines under number 4 are the straightest. 6. Press the + or - button to select the number noted in step 5. Then press Enter. 7. Press the Item button. DRYING TIME=0 MIN appears on the display. Press the + or - button to select the time in minutes, then press Enter. Start with one minute. If ink still smears, increase the drying time. This is how long the print head will pause between pages (or before cutting) to let the ink dry. For the EPSON Stylus Pro 9000, skip to step 9. For the EPSON Stylus Pro 9500, continue with step 8. 8. Press the Item button. SUCTION=NORM* appears on the display. If youre registering very thin paper, press the + or - button to select the LOW setting. Then press Enter. 9. Press the Pause or SelecType button to exit the Paper Configuration menu.
First you print a series of alignment or adjustment patterns. Then you determine which numbered row of patterns (EPSON Stylus Pro 9000) or numbered line or box (EPSON Stylus Pro 9500) has the best vertical alignment (smallest gaps). You enter the information on the control panel to change the print head alignment.
Printing the Alignment Patterns
For the EPSON Stylus Pro 9000, use 13 19-inch EPSON coated ink jet paper (short edge first). Youll need 4 sheets to complete the alignment procedure, which includes 12 patterns of 7 rows each and takes about 15 minutes. For the EPSON Stylus Pro 9500, you can use EPSON roll paper. Six patterns of 15 lines or boxes are printed, which takes about 10 minutes. The patterns are repeated across the width of the paper. Follow these steps to align the print head using the control panel: 1. Load paper in the printer. 2. Press the SelecType button until HEAD ALIGNMENT MENU is displayed. 3. Press the Item button. PAPER THICK=STD appears on the display. 3-3
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If youre using EPSON paper, leave this setting on STD. If youre using other media, enter the thickness value of the paper in 0.1-mm increments by pressing the + or button. 4. Press the Enter button to save the setting. ADJUST. PATT.= ALL appears on the display. 5. Press the Enter button to print the full series of alignment patterns. If you want to print a single alignment pattern, press the + or button until the pattern number appears. Then press the Enter button.
For the EPSON Stylus Pro 9500, skip to the next section, Completing the Alignment Procedure. For the EPSON Stylus Pro 9000, patterns 1 through 3 are printed on the first sheet of paper. After this sheet is printed, PAPER OUT appears on the display and the red PAPER OUT light comes on.
6. Raise the paper set lever and remove the printed sheet. Even though the Operate light is flashing, it is safe to raise the paper set lever. 7. Load another sheet of paper. The next three patterns are printed. 8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 twice, until all 12 patterns have been printed. 9. Raise the paper set lever and remove the last printed sheet. Then lower the lever and continue the alignment procedure in the next section.
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Completing the Alignment Procedure
After all the patterns have printed, continue with these steps. 1. Do one of the following:
For the EPSON Stylus Pro 9000, examine pattern #1 and determine which row number has the smallest gaps. In the first example below, the lines in row 4 have the smallest gaps. In the second example, row 6 has the smallest gaps.
EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 Alignment Patterns
patterns #1-5, #7, #9-12
patterns #6, #8
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For the EPSON Stylus Pro 9500, examine row #1 and determine which line or box number has the smallest gaps. In the example below, line 8 has the smallest gaps in row 1.
EPSON Stylus Pro 9500 Alignment Patterns
If row 4 (EPSON Stylus Pro 9000) or line 8 (EPSON Stylus Pro 9500) shows the smallest gaps for all the sets, the head is aligned. Press Pause to exit head alignment mode.
2. Check the control panel display. Use the + or button to select the best aligned row or line for pattern #1. Then press the Enter button to register the setting. 3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 for each pattern. If you cant make a consistent choice as you look across the width of the paper, choose the average or most frequent number, then print the pattern again. Press Enter to cycle through the patterns until you reach the one you want to repeat. 4. After you have registered all the patterns, press the Pause button to exit head alignment mode and return to normal printer operation.
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Replacing Ink Cartridges
When one of the Ink Out lights is flashing (and INK LOW is displayed on the control panel), the corresponding cartridge is almost out of ink. Make sure you have a replacement cartridge. When the light stays on and INK OUT is displayed, the cartridge is empty. You must replace the cartridge before you can continue printing. Use only the following EPSON ink cartridges:
EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 graphic arts (dye-based) ink
For best results, use genuine EPSON cartridges and do not refill them. Damage to your printer attributable to the use of other consumables is not covered by EPSONs warranty. Color accuracy may vary if you use non-EPSON inks.
Black Cyan Magenta
T407011 T410011 T409011
Light cyan T412011 Light magenta T411011 Yellow T408011
EPSON Stylus Pro 9500 Archival (pigment) ink
T474011 T477011 T476011
Light cyan T479011 Light magenta T478011 Yellow T475011
Before you start, make sure the printer is on. Then follow these steps to replace an ink cartridge:
4. Install the carriage shipping restraint (packaging material). 5. Close the ink valve locks on each side of the printer.
6. Remove the left and right side joint cover plates by spreading the ends and pulling outward. Keep the cover plates in a safe place.
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7. While holding the printer unit, remove the screws from the left and right sides. Keep the screws in a safe place.
The printer unit weighs approximately 212 lb (96 kg). Always have four people lift it, using the hand grip areas as shown.
8. Have four people lift the printer unit off of the leg assembly, using the hand grips. Lift the back of the printer first, tilt it slightly to the front, then slide it back to remove it.
9. Keep the printer level while you move it.
Setting Up the Printer After Transporting It
Setting up the printer after transporting it is almost identical to setting it up for the first time. Whenever you set up the printer, see the Assembly and Setup Instructions, and note the following points:
Dont forget to open the side ink valve locks. The printer cant print while they are closed. Dont forget to remove any protective material (such as tape from the ink cartridge clamps). 3-18
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The first time you start printing after moving the printer, the print head nozzles may be clogged. You may need to run a cleaning cycle (see page 3-2) and realign the print head (see page 3-3) to ensure good print quality. If you reinstall the cartridges you removed before transporting the printer, make sure the printer is turned off when you install them. Otherwise, the printer will not be able to determine the correct level of remaining ink and the Ink Out lights may not flash to warn you when a cartridge is almost empty.
Moving the Printer on the Stand
When you need to move the printer a short distance, such as within the same building or facility, you can roll the printer on its casters. Follow these steps: 1. Make sure that the power cord, interface cable, roll paper spindles and sheet media are removed, and the roll paper cover and lower cover are closed. 2. Release the front casters and retract the stabilizer knobs.
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Using Hex Dump Mode
You can use the printers hex dump mode to identify problems if you know how to interpret hex code. Or, you can fax the hex printout to a technical support representative. Make sure the printer has paper loaded and is turned off. Then follow these steps: 1. Press and hold the Pause button while you press the Power button to turn on the printer. HEX DUMP=PRINT appears on the display. 2. Press the Enter button. 3. Send your problem file to the printer. The data in the print buffer is printed with 16-byte hex data in the left column and corresponding ASCII characters in the right column. If the last data is less than 16 bytes, you need to press the Pause button to print it. 4. After youre finished using hex dump mode, press the Power button to turn the printer off and exit maintenance mode.
Improving Print Quality
You can often improve print quality by doing the following:
Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle. See page 3-1 for instructions. Align the print head. See page 3-3 for instructions. When you send a print job, make sure your print options are set correctly. For more information, see the RIP Station 5100 User Guide (if you have the RIP) or Appendix B or C (if youre using the EPSON printer driver).
If none of these suggestions help, try the solutions on the following page.
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Print quality problems
Problem Your print has horizontal banding. Possible cause Print head nozzles are clogged. The print head is out of alignment. Youre printing at 720 dpi. Youre using the High Speed (Bi-directional) setting. Print options are set incorrectly for the media youre using. Youre printing on the wrong side of the paper or other media. Your ink supply is too old. Your print has vertical misalignment or banding. The print head is out of alignment. Youre using the High Speed (Bi-directional) setting. Print options are set incorrectly for the media youre using. Youre printing on the wrong side of the paper or other media. Solution Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle (page 3-1). Align the print head, as described on page 3-3. Choose 1440 dpi to eliminate banding. Turn off the High Speed or Bi-directional setting in your print options. Make sure the Print Mode or Media Type setting is correct for the media youre printing on. If youre using a cut sheet, make sure the printable side is face up. Check the Ink Out lights and replace ink cartridges if necessary, as described on page 3-7. Align the print head, as described on page 3-3. Turn off the High Speed or Bi-directional setting in your print options. Make sure the Print Mode or Media Type setting is correct for the media youre printing on. If youre using roll paper, make sure its correctly attached to the spindle. See page 1-5 for instructions. If youre using a cut sheet, make sure the printable side is face up. Run a nozzle check and cleaning cycle (page 3-1). Make sure your color settings are correct.
Print options are set incorrectly for the Make sure the Print Mode or Media media youre using (for EPSON media). Type setting is correct for the media youre printing on. Youre using the wrong paper configuration setting (for non-EPSON media). The platen gap setting is incorrect. Use the control panel to register and select your paper thickness. See page 1-25 for instructions. Use the control panel to change the setting from AUTO to WIDE. See page 1-20 for instructions. Make sure your software is installed correctly and the RIP or printer is selected. Make sure color printing is selected. Press the Pause button on the printer. If youre using the RIP, wait until it is idle. Then press and hold the Pause button to reset the printer.
Color images print in black only.
Your PPD and/or printer driver software are not set up correctly or not selected. Black printing is selected in your print options.
The printer continues to feed paper after you have cancelled a job.
The printer still has print job data in its buffer.
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Problem Printing is too slow. Possible cause The resolution or print quality setting in your print options is too high. Your system doesnt have enough resources. Solution Choose a lower resolution for faster printing. Clear space on your hard drive or run a defragmentation utility. Dont run too many applications at the same time. Turn off virtual memory. Add RAM to your system. Youre using background printing on a Macintosh. If youre using the EPSON driver, select EPSON Monitor3 and increase its memory requirements. Turn off background printing. Youre not using ECP or Enhanced mode and/or DMA transfers (Windows). If your computer supports ECP or Enhanced mode and/or DMA transfers, turn them on to speed up printing. See your computer documentation and page C-30 for more information.
Solving Paper Problems
If paper feed or paper jam problems occur frequently, try one or more of the following solutions:
When youre loading roll paper, make sure you line up the edge with the row of holes on the printer. Always turn the roll back to remove the slack. See page 1-12 for more information. If youre not using a roll of paper thats installed in the printer, secure it with the roll paper belt. See page 1-9 for more information. Make sure the paper is not folded, wrinkled, or damp. Make sure the printers environment falls within the required temperature and humidity range. Make sure the paper is not too thick or too thin. See pages 1-1 and 5-2 for paper specifications. Make sure no foreign objects are inside the printer. 4-9
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Make sure the printer isnt located in a brightly lit area. The paper sensor may not be able to operate correctly. Make sure the Print Mode or Media Type setting is correct for the media youre printing on. Make sure the platen gap setting is correct for the paper or media youre printing on. See page 1-20 for more information. If youre not using EPSON media, make sure you register and select your papers thickness. See page 1-25 for more information.
Color Management Settings
The following tables list the color management settings available when you choose either Color Controls (Adjustment), PhotoEnhance, or ColorSync. Color adjustment modes
Automatic Photo-realistic Analyzes the color information in your image and optimizes color correction accordingly. Produces sharper images and more vivid colors by automatically adjusting the contrast, saturation, and brightness. Corrects for overall under- or over-exposure of the original image. Intensifies colors and lightens the midtones and highlights. Best for print jobs with non-photographic images. Produces the same contrast values as earlier EPSON ink jet printers. Increases contrast. Matches image colors with sRGB devices.
Vivid 1.5 Gamma 1.8 Gamma 2.2 Gamma
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Tone Lets you choose from Normal for standard images, Hard for high contrast, and Sepia for an old-fashioned look. Vivid and Monochrome settings also available on the EPSON Stylus Pro 9500. Lets you choose from 4 special effects (and set the intensity): Sharpness, Soft Focus, Canvas, and Parchment (EPSON Stylus Pro 9500 only). Corrects noise and other flaws common to digital camera images.
Digital Camera Correction
ColorSync Rendering Intent settings
Perceptual For photographic images. Maintains the relationship between colors as it scales them to fit within your printers color gamut. For charts and business graphics. Maintains the relative saturation of colors from one gamut to another. For projects with known colors, such as labels and packaging. Maintains colors that fall within the gamut of both your monitor and printer.
Managing Print Jobs
Your printer comes with several utilities that let you check on your print jobs and schedule, cancel, pause, or restart them. First you need to set up background printing, so you can continue to work on your Macintosh while a file is being printed. Note that background printing is slower and may also slow down your system. This section includes instructions for the following:
Setting up background printing Using Monitor3 Cancelling printing
Connecting the printer Setting up your software Setting print options Managing print jobs Checking printer status Running printer utilities
You can connect your computers parallel port using the printers built-in parallel interface. You can also use a conversion cable (such as the EPSON USB adapter, C-USB-PK4) to connect to a USB port on your computer. If you connect the EPSON Stylus Pro 9500 to a networked computer, you can use the printer sharing feature to allow network printing. See page C-5 (Windows 95/98) or C-8 (Windows NT 4.0/2000) for instructions. If you installed the optional EPSON FireWire interface or EpsonNet Internal Print Server, you can connect through these interfaces. See Appendix A for instructions.
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Make sure both your printer and computer are turned off. Then follow these steps to use the printers built-in parallel interface: 1. Plug the cable connector securely into the printers interface. Then squeeze the wire clips together until they lock into place on both sides.
To connect to a USB port, youll need a conversion cable, such as the EPSON USB adapter (C-USB-PK4). Make sure the printers parallel interface is set to compatible (the default setting), as described on page 2-10.
2. Plug the other end of the cable into the computers parallel (or USB) port. See the next section for instructions on installing the printer software. You must install the printer software before using your printer.
Before you install the drivers and utilities, you need to make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements. Then follow the procedures for installing the software. Depending on your network configuration, you may also want to set up printer sharing. Instructions are provided for both Windows 95/98 and Windows NT 4.0/2000. This section covers:
Checking system requirements Installing the software Setting up printer sharing
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Make sure your computer meets the requirements listed in the table below. The memory requirements are for printing a 40 57-inch full-page color image. Requirements may vary, depending on the size, complexity, and resolution of your images. System requirements
Component Minimum Processor i486/25 MHz for Windows 95 and NT 4.0 i486/66 MHz for Windows 98 Pentium 133 MHz for Windows 2000 Windows 95, Windows 98, 2000, or Windows NT 4.0 (service pack 4 or later) 16MB RAM for Windows 95/98 or NT 4.0 128MB RAM or more 64MB RAM for Windows 2000 20MB free for Windows 95 and 98 For printing a file, 40MB free for Windows NT 4.0 and 2000 space equivalent to double the file size VGA Double-speed CD-ROM drive Super VGA or better Quad-speed or faster Recommended Pentium II 300 MHz or higher
OS Available memory Hard disk
Make sure any virus protection programs are turned off before you begin. Then follow these steps to install your printer software: 1. Make sure the printer is connected and turned off, then turn on your computer. 2. Insert your printer software CD-ROM.
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The installer starts automatically:
If the New Hardware Found screen or any other wizard appears, click Cancel and follow the steps given here. If the Digital Signature Not Found screen appears (in Windows 2000), click Yes.
If it doesnt start, double-click My Computer. Then double-click your CD-ROM icon. 3. Double-click Install Stylus Pro 9000 or 9500 Printer Driver. (Make sure you choose the right one.) Then follow the instructions on the screen. 4. If youre using Windows 95 or Windows NT, continue with step 5. If youre using Windows 98 or Windows 2000, follow the on-screen instructions to turn on your printer. The printer port configuration starts automatically. If youre using a USB interface, the USB device driver installation starts automatically. If you see an error message, your drivers may not be installed correctly. For more information, see Chapter 4 in this guide or Troubleshooting in the electronic Reference Guide on your printer software CD-ROM. 5. When you see the installation complete message, click OK and restart your system if necessary.
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Setting Up Printer Sharing in Windows 95 and 98
First, you need to set up the printer as a shared printer on the computer to which it is connected. Then, you must specify the network path to the printer from each computer that will use it, and install drivers on all client systems.
Setting up the printer as a shared printer
Follow these steps to share a printer that is connected directly to your computer with other computers on a network. 1. Click Start, point to Settings, then click Control Panel. 2. Double-click Network. 3. Click the File and Print Sharing button. You see the following:
4. Select I want to be able to allow others to print to my printer(s) and click OK. 5. In the Network window, click OK. If you see a message requesting the Windows 95 or 98 CD-ROM, insert the CD-ROM (or navigate to the location of your CAB files) and follow the messages on the screen. Restart your computer if requested. Then open the Printers folder, and continue from step 7. 6. In the Control Panel, double-click Printers.
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7. Select your printer, and choose Sharing from the File menu. You see the following:
8. Select Shared As, enter a name and other information if you want, then click OK.
Accessing the printer through a network
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4. When youre using roll paper, set the following options:
Saves paper if your document length is shorter than the printable width of the roll. The document will be turned automatically by 90 degrees and printed crosswise.
Saves paper by not feeding the blank portion of the last page of your document. Applicable in Roll Paper (Banner) mode (EPSON Stylus Pro 9500) only. 5. Make the settings you want for Orientation, Copies, and Printable Area. 6. If you want to reduce or enlarge your image, click the Layout tab (EPSON Stylus Pro 9500 only). 7. Choose the appropriate settings, then click OK.
The advanced print options give you complete control over your printing environment. Use these settings to experiment or to fine-tune a range of options to meet your individual needs. Follow these steps to print with advanced settings: 1. Follow steps 1 through 4 on page C-11. 2. Click Custom and then click Advanced.
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You see a dialog box like the following:
When you choose PhotoEnhance, you see a different set of options on the lower part of the screen.
3. Choose the Media Type setting according to the guidelines on page C-13 or C-14. Then choose Color or Black ink.
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Normal - 360dpi Fine - 720dpi Superfine - 1440dpi
This configuration lets you specify individual values for adjusting brightness, contrast, saturation, and CMY inks, or choose from the four Color Adjustment modes, as shown in the table on page C-19. (For the EPSON Stylus Pro 9500, you can also choose from three Gamma settings, which control image contrast by modifying the midtones and midlevel grays.) When you print on EPSON backlight film, choose Vivid mode and +10 Saturation.
Produces sharper images and more vivid colors by automatically adjusting the contrast, saturation, and brightness. Corrects for overall under- or over-exposure of the original image. When you choose this configuration, you see a sample image that reflects the settings you choose. See page C-20 for a description of the settings.
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No Color Adjustment
This setting disables color management in the printer driver. Choose this mode if you want to use a standalone color management module (available under the Mode list on the EPSON Stylus Pro 9000).
Using the Spool Manager
The Spool Manager (not available with Windows NT) displays the status of your print job files and lets you control them. To open Spool Manager while youre printing, click the EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 or 9500 button that appears on the taskbar at the bottom of the screen. You see the Spool Manager window:
Print job file
To cancel, pause, resume, or restart a print job, click the job to highlight it; then click the corresponding command button on the bottom of the window.
The Status Monitor utility lets you check individual levels of ink in your printer, warns you when errors occur, and allows you to control the way printing is monitored. Status Monitor 2 comes with the EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 driver. Status Monitor 3 comes with the EPSON Stylus Pro 9500 driver.
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Using Status Monitor 2 (EPSON Stylus Pro 9000)
The Status Monitor 2 icon appears on the Windows taskbar in the bottom right corner of your screen.
To open the utility, double-click the icon. The main window appears:
You can also open the Status Monitor 2 from the Windows Start menu (under Programs, in the Epson folder).
To check your printers status and ink supplies, double-click EPSON Stylus Pro 9000. (You can also click the Printer Status button or choose Printer Status from the Printer menu.) The Printer Status window opens. You can also access the Printer Status window from the Utilities menu. Click the Consumables tab to check your ink levels. To monitor your print jobs, right-click EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 and select Job Status. (You can also click the Job Status button or choose Job Status from the Printer menu.) The Job Status window opens. To enable alert messages, right-click EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 and select Monitoring Preferences. (You can also choose Monitoring Preferences from the Settings menu.) The Monitoring Preferences window opens. You can have Status Monitor display a message when your ink is low or other problems occur. See page C-24 for information about monitoring preferences.
You can right-click the Status Monitor icon on the taskbar to show alert boxes in front of other windows or turn off background monitoring. The icon will disappear, but you can still access Status Monitor 2 through the Start menu.
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Status Monitor 3 (EPSON Stylus Pro 9500)
You can open Status Monitor 3 either from the Windows Printers utility or from an application. 1. Do one of the following:
Click Start, point to Settings, then select Printers. Right-click the EPSON Stylus Pro 9500 icon and select Properties. From an application, access the Main Printer Properties dialog box.
2. Click the Utility tab. You see the Utility menu:
Click to run Status Monitor 3
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3. Click the EPSON Status Monitor 3 button. The following window appears. (It also opens automatically when an error occurs.)
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Printer, (continued) monitoring, 2-1 to 2-7, B-17 to B-23, C-20 to C-25 motors, 2-5 moving, 3-16 to 3-19 page count, 2-5 parallel interface, configuring, 2-10 pausing, 2-2 port, EPSON, 4-6, 4-7, C-30 resetting, 2-2 sharing, B-6 to B-7, C-5 to C-10 specifications, 5-1 total print volume, 5-1 transporting, 3-16 to 3-19 turning off, 6 weight, 5-3 Printer Color Management setting, B-11 Printer Setting menu, 1-15, 1-20, 2-8 to 2-12 Printer Status menu, 2-4 Printing specifications, 5-1 Problems banding, 4-3 blank paper, 4-8 blurry prints, 4-4 cable, 4-6, 4-7 color, 4-3, 4-8 diagnosing, 4-1 to 4-2 faint prints, 4-4 garbled characters, 4-7 inverted image, 4-7 margins, 4-7 memory, 4-6 misalignment, 4-3 nothing prints, 4-6 operational, 4-5 to 4-6 paper, 4-9 to 4-13 PPD, 4-6 to 4-8 print quality, 4-2 to 4-4 printer stops printing, 4-5 slow printing, 4-9 smeared prints, 4-8 Progress Meter, C-20 to C-21, C-30
RAM, see Memory Registering non-EPSON media, 1-25 to 1-26 Resetting printer, 2-2 Resolution Macintosh, B-15 specifications, 5-1 Windows, C-18 Roll Marg setting, 2-8, 4-7 Roll paper attaching to spindle, 1-4 to 1-6 Auto Cut, 1-10, B-9, C-16 Auto Rotate, B-9, C-16 belts, 1-9 Cutter Off, 1-10 cutting manually, 1-13 to 1-14 feed problems, 4-10 to 4-11 inserting the spindle, 1-7 to 1-9 loading for printing, 1-10 to 1-13 Page Line setting, 1-10, 1-15, B-9, C-16 printable area, 5-3 removing from spindle, 1-6 Save Roll Paper setting, B-9, C-16 setting default margins, 2-8 settings, B-9, C-16 spindle, 1-1, 1-4 to 1-9 trim lines, 1-10, 1-15, B-9, C-16
Safety approvals, 5-4 instructions, 6 to 8 Saturation setting, B-17 Save Roll Paper setting, B-9, C-16 SelecType menus Cutter Replace, 3-11 Head Alignment, 3-3 list, 2-8 Paper Configuration, 1-25 to 1-26 Printer Setting, 1-15, 1-20, 2-8 to 2-12
6 | Index
SelecType menus, (continued) Printer Status, 2-4 Test Print, 2-3, 3-1 Serial interface, 5-7, B-2 to B-3 Sharing printer Macintosh, B-6 to B-7 Windows, C-5 to C-10 Slow printing, 4-9 Specifications electrical, 5-3 environmental, 5-3 ink cartridges, 5-5 mechanical, 5-3 paper, 5-2 parallel interface, 5-6 printable area, 5-3 printing, 5-1 serial interface, 5-7 Speed and Progress configuration utility, C-29 to C-30 Spindle high tension, 1-1 roll paper, 1-4 to 1-9 Spool folders, B-22 to B-23, C-30 Spool Manager, C-21 SRGB setting, C-19 Stabilizer knobs, 3-19 Status check, 2-3 Status Monitor Macintosh, B-21 to B-22 Windows, C-21 to C-25 Status Monitor 2, C-21 to C-22 Status Monitor 3, C-23 to C-25 Support, EPSON, 4 to 5 System requirements Macintosh, B-4 Windows, C-3
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