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The printer comes with a full set of features that contributes to ease of use and consistent, high-quality output. The main features are described below.
Your printer provides 600-dpi printing at a speed of up to 16 pages per minute. You'll appreciate the professional print quality produced by your printer and its quick processing speed.
Wide variety of fonts
The printer comes with a full selection of scalable TrueType fonts, LaserJet-compatible scalable fonts, and one bitmap font in LJ4 emulation mode to provide you with the fonts you need to create professional-looking documents.
Toner Save Mode
To reduce the amount of toner used in printing documents, you can print rough drafts using the Toner Save Mode.
The printer comes with built-in bidirectional parallel interface, serial interface, and 8 MB of memory, which can be expanded up to 40 MB. You can also install an additional Type-B Ethernet, serial, coax, or twinax interface. The 500 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette Unit-Universal (C81290), automatically feeds up to 500 sheets without reloading. The Duplex Unit (C81293) allows you to print on both sides of paper fed from the 250 sheet cassette or the optional 500 sheet lower cassette. The Face Up Tray (C81294) is recommended for printing on media that require a straight-through paper path, such as labels and transparencies.
ENERGY STAR Compliance
As an International ENERGY STAR Partner, EPSON has determined that this product meets the International ENERGY STAR Program guidelines for energy efficiency. The International ENERGY STAR Program promotes the voluntary development of energy-efficient computers, printers, and other peripheral equipment.
This printer is certified as a Class 1 laser product under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation Performance Standard according to the Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968. This means that the printer does not produce hazardous laser radiation. Since radiation emitted by the laser is completely confined within protective housings and external covers, the laser beam cannot escape from the machine during any phase of user operation.
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The EPL-N1600 is a page printer which utilizes a semiconductor laser. There is no possibility of danger from the laser, provided the printer is operated according to the instructions in the guides provided. Since radiation emitted by the laser is completely confined within protective housings, the laser beam cannot escape from the machine during any phase of user operation.
Warning: Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified in this guide, may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
This is a semiconductor laser. The maximum power of the laser diode is 5 mW and the wavelength is 770 - 795 nm.
Advarsel Usynlig laserstrling ved bning, nr sikkerhedsafbrydere er ude af funktion. Undg udsttelse for strling. Klasse 1 laser produkt der opfylder IEC825 sikkerheds kravene.
Finland and Sweden
EPL-N1600 on lasertoiminen sivukirjoitin. Laserista ei aiheudu kyttjlle vaaraa, kun kirjoitinta kytetn kyttohjeiden mukaisesti. Laserin aiheuttama steily j kokonaisuudessaan suojarakenteiden sispuolelle, eik lasersde pse laitteen ulkopuolelle sit kytettess. VAROITUS! Laitteen kyttminen muulla kuin tss kyttohjeessa mainitulla tavalla saattaa altistaa kyttjn turvallisuusluokan 1 ylittvlle nkymttmlle lasersteilylle. VARNING! Om apparaten anvnds p annat stt n i denna bruksanvisning specificerats, kan anvndaren utsttas fr osynlig laserstrlning, som verskrider grnsen fr laser klass 1. LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE KLASS 1 LASER APPARAT Kirjoittimen taakse kuvan osoitamiin paikkoihin on kiinnitetty tarrat, jotka osoittavat, ett kirjoitin on B.S.7192 ja IEC 825mrysten mukainen luokan 1 laserlaite. Jos kirjoittimen kuori poistetaan, nkyviin tulee kolmas, alla oleva tarra.
Advarsel Dersom apparatet brukes p annen mte enn spesifisert i denne bruksanvisning, kan brukeren utsettes for unsynlig laserstrling som overskrider grensen for laser klasse 1. Dette er en halvleder laser. Maksimal effeckt til laserdiode er 5 mW og bolgelengde er 770 - 795 nm.
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration implemented regulations for laser products on August 2, 1976. Compliance is mandatory for products marketed in the United States. The label shown below indicates compliance with the CDRH regulations and must be attached to laser products marketed in the United States.
Laser safety labels
Warning: Use of controls, adjustments, or performance of procedures other than those specified in this guide may result in hazardous radiation exposure.
Optimizing Print Quality
Your printer provides you with a number of ways to print your documents so that they are presented with the highest possible quality. The two features discussed here are EPSONs Resolution Improvement Technology (RITech) and Enhanced MicroGray (Enh. MG).
Resolution Improvement Technology
Resolution Improvement Technology (RITech) is EPSONs original printer technology that improves the appearance of printed lines, text and graphics. The factory default setting for RITech is on. The RITech gives the best quality text and graphics for nearly all purposes. You may not need to turn the setting off. However, if you are printing gray shading or screen patterns, change the setting to Off. To change the RITech setting, follow these steps: Using the printer driver: Check or uncheck the RITech check box on the Panel menu in the printer driver to turn RITech on or off. Using the SelecType: Follow the instructions in the section on using SelecType. This setting is made in the Config menu (page 5-21).
Adjusting Print Density
Do not change the print density unless it is necessary. Changing the print density affects all text and graphics. Check the new density setting by printing several pages with various kinds of text and graphics. If your printouts are too light or too dark, adjust the print density with the printer driver or the SelecType mode.
Using the printer driver: Change the Density setting on the Panel menu of the printer driver. Using SelecType: Follow the instructions in the section on SelecType to change this setting. You should use the Config menu for this ("Density", page 5-21). Note: Increasing the print density increases toner consumption. If you select darker printing, you may need to replace the toner cartridge more often.
Enhanced MicroGray (Enh. MG) is EPSONs new printer technology created especially for high quality output of photos and other images with smooth total changes.
Enh. MG off
Enh. MG on
To use the Enhanced MicroGray setting folow these steps: Using the printer driver: Click the Enh. MG button on the Graphic menu in the printer driver.
Using the MP Tray. 2-2 Selecting the MP tray as the paper source. 2-2 Printing with the MP tray. 2-3 Printing envelopes with the MP tray. 2-6 Manually Loading Paper. 2-8 Selecting the Paper Size. 2-10 Loading an uncommon paper size. 2-10 Printing on Special Paper. 2-11 Envelopes. 2-11 Labels. 2-11 Transparencies. 2-12
This section explains how to use the control panel; its display, its indicators and its buttons to make settings. In the later part of this section, there is an explanation of how to use the SelecType functions to make more advanced settings. There is also an explanation of the OneTouch settings which help you make the most common settings easily.
The printer control panel gives you easy control over most common printer operations. The panel is made up of three elements: a liquid crystal display, indicator lights, and buttons. The display and indicator lights tell you the current status of the printer, and you can use the buttons to select printer settings and functions.
The display shows the following: Status messages, such as Warming Up, which indicate the printers current status. Error messages, such as Paper Out, which identify common maintenance procedures you should perform, or error conditions that you need to correct. SelecType options, such as Emulation, which allow you to control printer functions such as the printer mode, font selection, paper handling, and many other functions.
For the way to respond to error messages and maintenance information, see "Problems and Solutions", page 6-3, For full information on the SelecType options, including the OneTouch commands, see the appropriate sections later in this chapter.
Paper Source RITech Menu
Page Size Copies Item
Manual Feed Orientation MP Tray Size Toner Save Mode Value Enter
Continue Form Feed On Line Alt Reset
On Line On when the printer is on line, indicating the printer can receive and print data. When the printer is off line, this light is off. The light flashes as the system switches between online and off-line status. On when data is received and stored in the printers buffer but not yet printed. Flashing indicates the printer is processing data. When no data remains in the printer buffer (the section of memory reserved for receiving data), this light is off. Flashes when an error is detected or a maintenance procedure must be performed. At the same time, an error or maintenance message appears on the display. On when the printer is in OneTouch mode 1. The following settings can be made in this mode: Paper Source, Page Size, Manual Feed, Orientation. For details of how to use this OneTouch mode, see "OneTouch mode 1", page 5-14. On when the printer is in OneTouch mode 2. The following settings can be made in this mode: RITech, Copies, MP Tray Size, Toner Save. On when the printer is in SelecType mode. See "When to use SelecType", page 5-7, for details of how to use the SelecType menus, etc.
Save energy by reducing power to the fixing heater if the printer receives no data for 30 minutes. In this mode, the printer begins to warm up as soon as you start to send print data; it then warms up and is ready to print in about 30 seconds.
Specifies the language displayed on the control panel and printed the status sheet.
Displays the printer name instead of Ready when the printer is standing by.
Displays the amount of toner left in the imaging cartridge. E****F E*** F E** F E* F E F (100-75%) (75-50%) (50-25%) (25-0%) (0%)
Toner Counter Clear
Resets the toner counter, wher you replace the imaging cartridge.
MP Init. Paper
Specifies the amount of paper that you load in the MP Tray.
LC1 Init. Paper
Specifies the amount of paper that you load in the lower paper cassette.
LC2 Init. Paper
Specifies the amount of paper that you load in the optional lower paper cassette.
Displays the total number of sheets printed by this printer.
Erases all the SelecType settings that you have made, and resets them all to the factory default settings.
Setting Interface Time Out Standby Lang Parameters Auto, Parallel, Serial, AUX* 0, 300 Enable, Disable English, Franais, Deutsch, ITALIANO, ESPANOL, SVENSKA, DANSK, Nederl., SUOMI, Portugu Off, On E****F 100%, 75%, 50%, 25% 100%, 75%, 50%, 25% 100%, 75%, 50%, 25% 0 99, 999, 999
Printer Name Toner Toner Counter Clear MP Init. Paper LC1 Init. Paper LC2 Init. Paper** Page Count SelecType Init
* This setting is only available if the optional interface has been installed. ** This setting is only available if the optional lower paper cassette has been installed.
This menu allows you to make settings which control the parallel interface.
Specifies the transfer speed between the computer and the printer. It does this by selecting the delay period between the STROBE and the ACKNLG signal. For more information concerning the signals of the parallel interface, see Appendix A.
Setting Word Length Baud Rate Parameters 8, 7 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, 300, 600, 1200, 2400, 4800 None, Even, Odd 1, 2 On, Off On, Off, Robust Normal, Maximum, Minimum
Parity Stop Bit DTR XOn/XOff Buffer Size
This menu is only available if the optional interface has been installed.
Determines the amount of memory used for receiving and printing data received through the optional interface. If set to Maximum, more memory is allocated to receiving data. If set to Minimum, more memory is allocated to printing data. The factory default setting is Normal.
Setting Buffer Size Parameters Normal, Maximum, Minimum
This menu allows you to make various parameter settings while the printer is in LJ4 emulation mode.
Chooses the source of the fonts used for printing: either the fonts which are pre-installed in the printer, the fonts which are in the memory, or fonts which are downloaded from the computer to the printer.
Chooses the number of the font used in the print job. The number of the font can be determined from the font sample sheet.
Chooses the pitch (the horizontal spacing) of the font used in the print job, if the font is scalable and is fixed-pitch. The font pitch is expressed in cpi (characters per inch).
Chooses the height of the font used in the print job, if the font is a proportional scalable font. The height is expressed in points; one inch being approximately equal to 72 points.
Chooses the symbol set of the font used in the print job. See Appendix?? for details of the different symbol sets available in this printer. If you select a symbol set which is not available for the font selected with the Font Source and Font Number settings, the printer uses the default symbol set.
Selects the number of lines for the selected paper size and orientation. This causes a line spacing (VMI) change as well, and this new VMI value is stored in the printer. This means that any later changes in the Page Size or Orientation settings cause changes to this Form value, based on the VMI settings stored here.
You can only make this setting if an optional font ROM has been installed.
If you need to configure the printer settings, first switch the emulation and then change the settings using he printer driver, or SelecType.
Caution: Settings or data saved in the printer RAM (such as downloaded fonts) may be erased when you change emulation mode.
This menu is only available if the optional EPSONScript Level 2 module has been installed.
ESCP2 and FX menus
This menu allows you to make settings which affect the printer when it is in ESCP2 or FX emulation mode. The same menu items are available for both emulation modes unless specifically mentioned otherwise.
Selects the font which is used for printing.
Selects the pitch (the horizontal spacing) of the font in fixed pitch, measured in cpi (characters per inch), or you can choose proportional spacing.
Turns condensed printing on or off.
Sets the distance from the top of the page to the baseline of the first printable line. The distance is measured in inches.
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 setting for each paper size.
Use the character generator 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 the italics table, the upper half of the character table is defined as italic characters.
Use this option to select one of the fifteen international symbol sets. See Symbol Sets in Appendix B for samples of the characters in each countrys symbol set.
This selects whether the printer performs a carriage-return/linefeed (CR-LF) operation whenever the printer 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 software applications.
If you set this option to Off, the printer does not send an automatic line-feed (LF) command with each carriage-return (CR). If this is set to On, a line-feed command is sent with each carriage-return. You should set this to On if your text lines overprint each other.
If you set this parameter to Dark or Light, 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 the BarCode setting, 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 been printed, and may also cause some distortion when printing bit image graphics.
3. Lift up the movable metal plate, and gently but firmly pull the sheet of paper out of the printer. If the paper tears when you remove it, make sure you remove any pieces remaining in the printer. 4. Reinstall the Imaging Cartridge and close the printer cover.
5. Open the cassette tray (if you are using the optional lower paper cassette, open it) and remove any jammed sheets or sheets which have been partially fed into the printer. Remove the paper stack from the tray.
6. If you are using the MP tray, remove all media from the MP tray, including any jammed or partially-fed sheets of media. Replace the media in the MP tray. 7. Tap the edges of the paper or media stack on a flat surface and carefully reload it into the paper tray. Do not reload curled or wrinkled sheets. 8. Replace any paper cassettes before starting to print again.
Paper jammed between the Imaging Cartridge and the paper exit If paper is jammed between the Imaging Cartridge and the paper exit, the display shows Paper Jam. 1. Open the printer cover and remove the Imaging Cartridge. 2. You should see a sheet of paper sticking out from the fuser unit.
Warning: Opening the printer cover exposes the fuser, which is marked CAUTION HIGH TEMPERATURE. Be careful not to touch the fuser.
3. Carefully but firmly remove the paper from the fuser and take it out of the printer. If the paper tears when you remove it, make sure you remove any pieces remaining in the printer. 4. Reinstall the Imaging Cartridge and close the printer cover. 5. As previously described, remove any jammed or partially-fed sheets of paper or other media from the cassette tray or the MP tray. 6. Replace the cassette tray or MP tray media before continuing with the print job.
Paper jammed at the paper exit If paper is jammed at the paper exit, the display shows Exiting Paper Jam. 1. If you have fitted the optional duplex unit, unfasten and tilt back the vertical component of the duplex unit so that you can access the paper exit. 2. If you have fitted the optional face up tray, remove the face up tray so that you can access the paper exit. 3. Look for a sheet of paper protruding from the paper exit. 4. Carefully but firmly pull the sheet of paper from the exit. If the paper tears when you try to remove it, make sure you remove any pieces remaining in the printer. 5. If you opened the optional duplex unit or removed the optional face up tray, close and re-fasten the duplex unit or replace the face up tray. 6. As previously described, remove any jammed or partially-fed sheets of paper or other media from the cassette tray or the MP tray. 7. Replace the cassette tray or MP tray media before continuing with the print job.
Cleaning the outside of the printer
If the printers outer case is dirty or dusty, turn off the printer and clean it with a soft, clean cloth dampened with a mild detergent.
Caution: Never use alcohol or thinner to clean the printer cover; these chemicals can damage the components and the case. Be careful not to get water on the printer mechanism or any electronic components.
Cleaning the inside mirror of the printer
Fine particles of dust can collect inside the printer. Follow the steps below to clean the inside of the printer, especially the mirror inside the printer. When you see white strips on your printouts, this is a sign that you need to clean the mirror. 1. Make sure the printer is turned off. 2. Open the printer cover. 3. Remove the Imaging Cartridge, as explained above.
4. As shown in the illustration below, pinch the cleaning brush and slide it gently once across the surface of the mirror.
Note: Do not press down when cleaning the mirror. If you use too much pressure, you may scratch and damage the mirror. If you still see white streaks on your printouts after cleaning the mirror, you may need to replace the Imaging Cartridge. 5. Replace the Imaging Cartridge, close the top cover of the printer, and reconnect it to the power supply before turning it on again.
Cleaning the inside of the printer
Remove any dirt inside the printer with a clean cloth. Do not use compressed air. If you have paper feed problems which persist even after following all the steps described in this section, clean the paper roller by opening the roller cover, then clean the roller. After cleaning the inside of the printer, remove all the paper from the paper tray and clean the tray with a soft cloth.
Removing spilled toner
If toner spills inside the printer, do not use the printer until you remove all the spilled toner. If only a small amount of toner is present, carefully wipe out the inside of the printer with a clean, dry cloth. If a large amount of toner is present, use a small vacuum cleaner (available from computer supply stores) to remove it. Then carefully wipe with a clean, dry cloth.
Caution: Toner and other fine powders can damage some vacuum cleaners. Be sure to read the instructions for your vacuum cleaner before you use it on spilled toner.
Pin No. Direction Compatibility
OUT IN IN/OUT IN/OUT IN/OUT IN/OUT IN/OUT IN/OUT IN/OUT IN/OUT OUT OUT OUT OUT IN nACK Busy PError Select nAutoFd HostBusy NC GND CG PeripheralLogic High nStorbe DATA1 DATA2 DATA3 DATA4 DATA5 DATA6 DATA7 DATA8 PtrClk PrtBusy AckDataReq PeriphClk PeriphAck nAckReverse Xflag HostAck
IEEE 1284-B connector Nibble
19 - IN nlnit
nReverse Request nDataAvail GND NC nPeriphRequest
OUT IN nSelectln
+5V IEEE1284 Active
Compatibility mode: Negotiation phase: Nibble mode: ECP mode: Latch pulse used to read in print data. When low, DATA is valid. Latch pulse used to read in extensibility request values. Always high. Used to transfer data and addresses from the host to the printer with handshaking via PeriphAck (Busy).
DATA 1 to DATA 8 (bidirectional, but may always be an input if ECP or EPP mode is not supported)
Compatibility mode: Negotiation phase: Nibble mode: ECP mode: Forward channel data. Extensibility request value. Not used. Bidirectional data.
All modes: Compatibility mode: DATA 8 is the MSB, DATA 1 is the LSB. Acknowledgment low pulse in order to indicate that data was transferred from the host. Low signal indicates IEEE 1284 is supported; set to high afterwards to indicate that theXflag and data available flag are valid. Reverse data In nibble mode, a low signal indicates that the nibble data is valid. When switched from low to high, generates an interrupt that notifies the host that there is data available. Used to transfer data from the printer to the host with handshaking via HostAck (nAutoFd).
transfer phase: Reverse idle phase:
Compatibility mode: Negotiation phase: Reverse data transfer phase: Reverse idle phase: ECP mode: High signal indicates that the printer is not ready to receive data. Reflects the BUSY status of the forward channel. In nibble mode, this signal serves as nibble data bit 3 and then 7. Reflects the BUSY status of the forward channel. Used for forward direction flow control. In reverse direction, this signal is used as a ninth data bit that indicates whether the data signals indicate a command or data.
Compatibility mode: High signal indicates that a feed jam occurred in the paper supply section, or that there is no paper in the paper tray. High signal indicates whether or not IEEE 1284 is supported or not. Afterwards, this signal conforms with NDataAvail (nFault). In nibble mode, this signal serves as nibble data bit 2 and then 6. High until the host requests a data transfer. Afterwards, this signal conforms with NDataAvail (nFault). Low signal authorizes nReverseRequest. The host looks at this signal in order to determine whether or not it as permission to drive the data signals.
Assign font ID Font and character control Set symbol set Define symbol set Symbol set control Select primary font with ID# Select secondary font with ID# ESC *c#D ESC *c#F ESC *c#R ESC (f#W[data] ESC *c#S ESC (#X ESC )#X
Soft font creation
Font descriptor Download character Character code ESC )s#W[data] ESC (s#W[data] ESC *c#E
Raster resolutions Raster graphics presentations Start raster graphics Raster Y offset Set raster compression mode Transfer raster data by row End raster graphics (version B) End raster graphics (version C) Raster height Raster width ESC *t#R ESC *r#F ESC *r#A ESC *b#Y ESC *b#M ESC *b#W[data] ESC *rB ESC *rC ESC *r#T ESC *r#S
Select current pattern Select source transparency mode Select pattern transparency mode Rectangle width (PCL unit) Rectangle width (decipoints) Rectangle height (PCL unit) Rectangle height (decipoints) Fill rectangular area ESC *v#T ESC *v#N ESC *v#O ESC *c#A ESC *c#H ESC *c#B ESC *c#V ESC *cP
User-defined pattern management/creation
Pattern ID Define pattern User-defined pattern control Set pattern reference point ESC *c#G ESC *c#W[data] ESC *c#Q ESC *p#R
Macro ID Macro control ESC &f#Y ESC &f#X
Set status readback location type Set status readback location unit Inquire status readback entity Flush all pages Free memory space Echo ESC *s#T ESC *s#U ESC *s#I ESC &r#F ESC *s1M ESC *s#X
End-of-line wrap Enable display functions Disable display functions ESC &s#C ESC Y ESC Z
PCL vector graphics switching / set-up picture frame
Enter PCL mode Enter GL/2 mode GL/2 plot horizontal size GL/2 plot vertical size Set picture frame anchor point Picture frame horizontal size Picture frame vertical size ESC %#A ESC %#B ESC*c#K ESC*c#L ESC*c0T ESC*c#X ESC*c#Y
GL/2 context commands
Dual context extensions
Enter PCL mode Reset Primary font Secondary font Scalable or bitmapped fonts ESC %#A ESC E FI FN SB
Transparency mode Screened vectors Number of Pens TR SV NP
Arc absolute Arc relative Absolute arc three point Bezier absolute Bezier relative Plot absolute Plot relative Pen down Pen up Relative arc three point Polyline encoded AA AR AT BZ BR PA PR PD PU RT PE
Circle Fill rectangle absolute Fill rectangle relative Edge rectangle absolute Edge rectangle relative Fill wedge Edge wedge Polygon mode Fill polygon Edge polygon CI RA RR EA ER WG EW PM FP EP
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 the Users Guide for your EPSON product, type of computer, operating system, application programs, and any other information you feel is required.
For Singapore users
Contact the telephone and fax numbers below: Phone: Fax: (065)337-7911 (065)334-1185
For Hong Kong users
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 printer drivers
Users can access our World Wide Web home page at: http:// www.epson.com.hk.
Electronic bulletin board system
An electronic bulletin board system (BBS) is also available to obtain printer information and the latest versions of printer drivers. You can log on to the following number for the BBS service: BBS: (852) 2827-4244
Technical Support Hotline
You can also contact our technical staff at the following telephone and fax numbers: Phone: Fax: (852) 2585-4399 (852) 2827-4383
For Philippines users
To obtain technical support as well as other after sales services, users are welcome to contact the EPSON Philippines Representative Office at the telephone and fax numbers below: Phone: Fax: BBS: (632) 813-6552 (632) 813-6545 (632) 814-0595
For Hong Kong Users
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 scanner drivers
An electronic bulletin board system (BBS) is also available to obtain scanner information and the latest versions of scanner drivers. You can log on to the following number for the BBS service: BBS: (852) 2827-4244
For Philippines Users
Map of SelecType Menus
Switching between SelecType Menus. F-2
Switching between SelecType Menus
The following menu maps show the possible menus and options in SelecType. KEY Pressing the Menu button displays the next menu. Pressing the Alt + Menu buttons displays the prior menu. ( ) This is only available with option.
American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A standardized way of assigning codes to characters and control codes. The system is widely used by manufacturers of computers, printers, and software.
auto line feed
A printer feature in which each carriage return code (CR) is automatically accompanied by a line feed (LF) code.
The dot-by-dot representation of a font. Bitmap fonts are displayed on computer screens and printed on dot matrix printers. See outline font.
A collection of letters, numbers, and symbols used in a particular language.
cpi (characters per inch)
A measure of the size of fixed-width text characters.
A value or setting that takes effect when the printer is turned on, reset, or initialized.
dots per inch (dpi)
The number of dots per inch is a measure of printer resolution. The higher the number of dots, the higher the resolution.
To transfer information from the computer to the printer.
A font that is loaded into the printer's memory from an outside source, such as a computer. Also called soft font.
See dots per inch.
The part of a software program that converts commands from the program into commands used by the printer. Also known as the printer driver.
The part of the printer mechanism where the image is formed and transferred to the paper.
See printer emulation.
A font whose characters are allotted the same amount of horizontal space, no matter the width of the character. Thus the uppercase M receives the same amount of space as the letter l.
A set of characters and symbols that share a common typographic design and style.
The collection of all sizes and styles of a font.
A grayscale image that is composed of small dots. The dots can be close together to create black or more widely spaced to create gray or white areas in the image. Newspaper photographs are common examples of halftones.
The act of returning the printer to its defaults (fixed set of conditions).
The connection between the printer and the computer. A parallel interface transmits data one character or code at a time, and a serial interface transmits data one bit at a time.
Printing that is oriented sideways on the page. This orientation gives you a page that is wider than it is high and is useful for printing spreadsheets.
1 Finding a Place for the Printer. Unpacking. Installing the Optional Duplex Unit. Installing the Optional 500 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette Unit. Installing the Imaging Cartridge. Loading Paper. Attaching the Power Cord. Testing the printer. Connecting the Printer to the Computer. Installing the Printer Software. Making Basic Driver Settings. Accessing Online Help. 37
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This booklet helps you set up your printer and begin printing quickly. If you need detailed information on printer use or if you have problems printing, see your Reference Guide.
Finding a Place for the Printer
Place your printer close enough to the computer or workstation for the printer cable to connect easily. Leave adequate room around the printer to allow for easy operation and maintenance as well as sufficient ventilation. The diagram below shows the recommended amount of space.
If you install the optional Duplex Unit (see "Installing the Optional Duplex Unit" on page 6), you will need to allow an additional 235 mm (9.3 inches) at the back of the printer.
Caution: The printer is fitted with a ventilation fan on the right-hand side (the same side as the power switch). Make sure that this fan is not blocked when you position the printer. Avoid locations that are subject to direct sunlight, excessive heat, moisture, or dust. Place the printer where you can easily unplug the power cord. Avoid using an electrical outlet that is controlled by wall switches or automatic timers. Accidental disruption of power can wipe out valuable information in your computer's or printer's memory. Avoid using outlets on the same circuit as large motors or other appliances that might disturb the power supply. Keep the entire computer and printer system away from potential sources of interference, such as loudspeakers or the base units of cordless telephones.
1. Remove the accessories and printer from the shipping carton.
Warning: The printer weighs about 12 kg (about 26 lb) and should be lifted with care. Get another person to help you if necessary
2. Set the printer on a flat, stable surface. 3. Remove the packing material from the printer and its accessories and store for future use. 4. Make sure you have the items shown below, plus one CDROM containing a printer driver, and utility programs.
Note: The shape of the AC power cord plug varies by country; be sure the plug included is the right shape for your location.
Installing the Optional Duplex Unit
Note: This section is only for customers installing the optional duplex unit. If you are installing both the optional duplex unit and the optional 500 sheet lower paper cassette, you must install the duplex unit first before proceeding with the installation of the 500 sheet lower paper cassette. If you are installing the optional 500 sheet lower paper cassette and are not installing the optional duplex unit, turn to "Installing the Optional 500 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette Unit" on page 12. If you are not installing either the duplex unit or the lower paper cassette, turn to "Loading Paper" on page 23. The optional duplex unit allows you to print on both sides of a sheet of paper automatically. To install the duplex unit, follow the instructions below:
1. Unpack the parts of the duplex feeder, and place them on the stable surface where you will be installing the printer. Lift up the vertical unit so that it locks into the locking bar on the side of the horizontal unit, as shown below.
2. Insert the duplex chute into the body exit of the printer, and secure it with the two supplied clips.
3. Inside the vertical unit, you will find a metal bar. Use this bar to remove the plastic cover at the right of the body exit.
When you have removed the plastic cover, store it together with the metal bar in the place in the vertical unit where you found the metal bar. 4. With the front of the printer towards you, grasp the sides of the printer. Line up the corners of the printer with the corners of the duplex unit and place the printer on the duplex unit.
Warning: The printer weighs about 12 kg (about 26lb). Take care when lifting it, and get another person to help you if necessary. There are three pins on top of the duplex feeder: two on the left and one on the right. These three pins fit into three corresponding holes on the bottom of the printer body for a secure fit.
5. Check that the printer is securely seated on top of the duplex unit.
6. Use the supplied clips to fasten the duplex unit to the printer and close the duplex units vertical unit. Make sure the clips are fastened securely.
7. Completely remove the paper cassette. Pull out the duplex unit feeder tray until you can see the two feeder joints at the front of the printer.
8. Use the supplied clips to fasten the duplex unit to the printer at the front. Make sure the clips are fastened securely.
9. Replace the duplex unit feeder tray and the paper cassette.
Installing the Optional 500 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette Unit
Note: This section is for those users installing the optional 500 sheet lower paper cassette. If you are not installing the optional 500 sheet lower paper cassette, go on to "Installing the Imaging Cartridge" on page 19.
Duplex Unit Installed
If you have already installed the duplex unit, follow the instructions below. Otherwise, if you are installing the 500 sheet lower paper cassette without installing the duplex unit, turn to "No Duplex Unit Installed" on page 16. Note: If you are installing both the duplex unit and the 500 sheet lower cassette, you must install the duplex unit first. Turn to "Installing the Optional Duplex Unit" on page 6 and install the duplex unit if you have not yet done so. 1. Unpack the 500 sheet lower paper cassette and place it on the surface where the printer is to be installed.
2. Make sure the printer and cassette are facing the same direction. 3. Face the front of the printer. Pick it up using the grips on the duplex unit, as shown below. Note: There are three pins on top of the 500 sheet lower paper cassette: two on the left and one on the right. These three pins fit into three corresponding holes on the bottom of the duplex unit for a secure fit.
Caution: Do not attempt to lift the printer and duplex unit combination using the grips on the printer. Only use the grips on the duplex unit. The printer and duplex unit together weigh about 18 kg (about 40 lb). Take care when lifting them together and get another person to help you if necessary.
4. Lower the printer and duplex unit combination onto the 500 sheet lower paper cassette, taking care to line up the corners. Make sure that the printer and duplex unit are firmly seated.
5. Use the supplied clips to fasten the two joints at the rear of the printer (joining the duplex unit to the 500 sheet lower paper cassette). Make sure the clips are securely fastened.
6. Completely remove the duplex feeder tray and pull out the 500 sheet lower paper cassette until you can clearly see the two feeder joint areas on the duplex unit.
7. Use the supplied clips to fasten the two joints as shown below. Make sure the clips are fastened securely.
8. Push the 500 sheet lower paper cassette back in and replace the duplex feeder tray. You can now install the Imaging Cartridge. Turn to "Installing the Imaging Cartridge" on page 19.
No Duplex Unit Installed
If you have not installed the optional duplex unit, follow the instructions below to install the 500 sheet lower paper cassette. 1. Unpack the 500 sheet lower paper cassette and place it on the surface where the printer is to be installed.
2. Make sure the printer and cassette are facing the same direction.
3. Lift the printer and align the pins on the cassette with the holes on the bottom of the printer.
Warning: The printer weighs over 12 kg (about 26 lb). Take care when lifting the printer. If necessary, get someone to help you
4. Lower the printer until it rests securely on the cassette. 5. Fasten the two feeder joints at the rear of the printer securely, using the supplied clips
6. Remove the upper 250 sheet paper cassette completely from the printer, and pull out the lower 500 sheet paper cassette until you can see the front feeder joints.
7. Fasten the front feeder joints securely, using the supplied clips.
Caution: Always remove the optional 500 sheet lower paper cassette before lifting the printer. See Chapter 3 in the Reference Guide for instructions on how to remove the cassette. Never try to lift the printer with the 500 sheet lower paper cassette attached.
Installing the Imaging Cartridge
Caution: Do not turn the Imaging Cartridge upside down. Do not expose the Imaging Cartridge to light any longer than necessary. Do not open the drums protective cover and avoid exposing the Imaging Cartridge to room light any longer than necessary. Overexposing the cartridge may cause abnormally dark or light areas to appear on the printed page and reduce the life of the cartridge.
1. Push the latch on the top right of the printer and open the printer cover all the way.
2. Open the silver-colored aluminized bag which contains the Imaging cartridge. Note: Save the bag in case you need to store the cartridge; if you move the printer in the future, for example. Never open the cartridge drum shutter. If you open the shutter, you will damage the photosensitive drum inside the cartridge. Do not expose the cartridge to direct sunlight or other strong light. Install the cartridge as quickly as possible, to avoid damaging the cartridge by over-exposing it to light. 3. While holding the Imaging cartridge as shown below, shake it seven or eight times to free and distribute the toner in the cartridge.
4. Set the cartridge on a clean, flat surface. Hold the cartridge down with one hand, and grasp the end tab of the sealing tape with the other hand. Pull the tape all the way out with firm, even pressure as shown.
Note: If you pull the tab at an angle, rather than horizontally, you may break the tab. Always pull out the tab when the top of the cartridge is uppermost, as shown above. If you pull out the tab with the cartridge in any other orientation, you may damage the cartridge drum.
5. Hold the cartridge as shown below. Insert it into the printer guide channels until it clicks into place. To align the cartridge, use the colored markers on the left guide channel of the printer and on the cartridge itself.
6. Close the printer cover.
This section covers how to load paper using the standard 250 Sheet Paper Cassette Tray. For details of how to use the MP Tray or the optional 500 Sheet Lower Paper Cassette Unit, see your Reference Guide. Note: If the weight of your paper is not between 60 to 105 g/m2 (16 to 28 lb), decrease the number of sheets you load. To load paper in the 250 Sheet Paper Cassette Tray, folow the steps below. 1. Pull out the cassette tray by grabbing the handle and pulling it straight towards you.
2. Press down the plate in the cassette tray until it locks into position
3. Squeeze the side guide between your thumb and finger, and slide it to the far right.
4. Set the length of the cassette tray to match your paper. To lengthen the tray, slide guide A so that it matches the length of your paper, and then adjust guide B so that it matches the position of guide A. To shorten the tray, slide guide B so that it matches the length of your paper, and then adjust guide A so that it matches the position of guide B.
Guide A 1 Guide B
5. Fan a stack of paper (up to 250 sheets) to separate the sheets, and tap the edges of the stack on a flat surface to even up the edges. Insert this stack of paper into the cassette, lining it up with the left side of the cassette. Make sure that all sheets of the stack are under the metal retaining clip and the plastic tabs on the end guides. If you overload the cassette by putting too many sheets of paper in at one time, this can cause paper jams.
6. Slide the right side guide to the left so that it just touches the edge of the paper stack.
7. Replace the cassette tray into the printer.
Note: Never remove the cassette tray while the printer is printing. If you do, paper jams may occur. To load thick envelopes, heavy paper, or other media such as labels and transparencies, you should feed sheets one at a time. See Chapter 2 of the Reference Guide for details of how to load these media. By default, the printer is set up to print on A4 size paper. If you are printing on any other size of paper, you must change the printers paper size setting. See "Making Basic Driver Settings" on page 35.
Attaching the Power Cord
1. Make sure the printer is turned off. It is off when the O side of the power switch on the right side of the printer is pushed in.
2. Insert the power cord into the back of the printer. 3. Plug the other end of the power cord into a properly grounded electrical outlet.
Testing the printer
To test whether the printer is set up correctly, print a status sheet. The status sheet contains information about the printer, including the current settings. Follow the steps below. 1. Make sure that: the cartridge is correctly installed. the printer cover is properly closed. there is paper in the cassette tray, and no paper is inside the printer mechanism. 2. Turn on the printer as shown below.
3. The printer warm ups up and several messages appear on the display as the printer performs tests. After about 60 seconds, and after a short while, the display will show Ready.
Paper Source RITech Menu
Page Size Copies Item
Manual Feed Orientation MP Tray Size Toner Save Mode Value Enter
Continue Form Feed
4. Make sure the On Line light is on. If it is not, press the On Line button. 5. Press the Enter button two times. The printer prints a status sheet, showing the current printer settings. If the status sheet does not print, or does not seem to be printed properly, you should check the following: The cassette tray is properly loaded with paper and is correctly installed in the printer (see "Loading Paper" on page 23). If the status sheet is faint or streaky (some areas are too dark and others are too light), the cartridge may not be installed properly, or toner may not be distributed evenly in the cartridge. Turn off the printer and reinstall the cartridge, as described in "Installing the Imaging Cartridge" on page 19 before printing another status sheet. If this does not solve the problem, contact your dealer.
Connecting the Printer to the Computer
Your printer comes with two standard interface connectors: parallel and serial. To use the parallel interface, see the interface connection instructions below. To use the serial interface, follow the instructions below and substitute serial for parallel where appropriate. Your printer also has a room for an optional additional interface connector. See Chapter 3, Options, in the Reference Guide for more information on this and other options. 1. Make sure both the printer and the computer are off. 2. Connect the parallel cable to the printers parallel connector, and secure the connector by squeezing the wire clips together until they lock in place on either side of the connector. Note: Use only a shielded, twisted-pair parallel cable. 3. Connect the other end of the cable to your computer, and fasten it as required. 4. Turn on the printer, and then turn on your computer.
Installing the Printer Software
The CD-ROM that comes with your printer contains utility programs and a printer driver for Microsoft Windows 3.1, Windows 3.11 for Workgroups, Windows 95, Windows NT 3.51, and NT 4.0. After connecting the printer to your computer, install the printer driver. The printer driver is software that runs, or drives, your printer, translating the softwares fonts, margin settings, etc. into commands that can be understood by the printer. With the driver software supplied with the printer, you can make settings such as paper size, paper source, and orientation. You can also refer to the printer driver's online help for detailed information about printer settings. Your computer must meet the following requirements in order to be able to use the Windows driver included with the printer: The computer must be running either Microsoft Windows 3.1, Windows for Workgroups (3.11), Windows 95 or Windows NT (3.51 or 4.0). 10 MB of free hard disk space
Installing the Printer Driver
Follow these steps to install the printer driver: 1. Make sure the printer is turned off and Windows is running on your computer. 2. Insert the CD-ROM that comes with your printer into your CD-ROM drive (this is usually drive D). 3. If you are using Windows 3.1, Windows 3.11 for Workgroups or Windows NT 3.51, make sure the Program Manager window is open; then choose Run from the File menu. If you are using Windows 95, or Windows NT 4.0, click Start, then choose Run. 4. Type D:\EPSETUP (or E:\EPSETUP); then click OK (if the CDROM drive letter is not D, substitute the appropriate drive letter). 5. In the dialog box that appears, double-click Install Printer Driver; or you can also install by selecting Install Printer Driver and then clicking the arrow at the top right. 6. In the dialog box that appears, select EPSON EPL-N1600 Advanced and click OK. The printer driver is installed automatically. 7. When installation is complete, click OK. The printer driver is now installed on your computer.
Installing Screen Fonts
Follow these steps to install the screen fonts: 1. Make sure Windows is running and the printer is turned off. 2. Insert the CD-ROM that comes with your printer into your CD-ROM drive D (or E) 3. If you are using Windows 3.1, Windows 3.11 for Workgroups or Windows NT 3.51, make sure the Program Manager windows is open; then choose Run on the File menu. If you are using Windows 95, or Windows NT 4.0, click Start, then choose Run. 4. Type D:\EPSETUP (or E:\EPSETUP); then click OK. 5. [Excluding Windows NT 3.51 users]: In the dialog box that appears, double-click Install Font Manager; or you can install by selecting Install Font Manager and then clicking the arrrow at the top right. [For Windows NT 3.51 users only]: In the dialog box that appears, double-click Install Screen Fonts; or you can install by selecting Install Screen Fonts and then clicking the arrow at the top right. 6. Follow the on-screen instructions. 7. When installation is complete, click OK. The screen fonts are now installed on your computer.
Making Basic Driver Settings
Before you start printing, you should make sure that the driver settings match your document requirements. While many Windows applications override the printer settings made with the driver, some do not. Be sure to check the following: Paper Orientation Print Quality Paper Source The size of the paper loaded in the printer The direction of printing on the page (portrait or landscape) The print resolution in dots per inch (dpi) Auto Selection, MP Tray, Lower Cassette 1, or Lower Cassette 2 (if installed) The amount of memory installed in the printer (standard memory is 8 MB).
For Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0 Users
Follow these steps to make the required settings: 1. Click the Start button. 2. Point to Settings; then click Printers. 3. Right-click your printer icon and choose Properties (in Windows 95) or Document Defaults (in Windows NT 4.0). Be sure to right-click the icon. 4. Click the Basic Settings tab. 5. Select the paper size you loaded in the printer from the Paper list. If you don't see your paper size on the list, use the arrow on the right to scroll through the list. 6. Select Portrait or Landscape orientation. The direction of printing on the diagram on the screen changes according to the orientation you select. 7. Select the resolution from Print Quality. 8. Select the paper source. Make any other settings you wish, and click OK when you are finished.
For Windows 3.1 and Windows 3.11 for Workgroups users
Follow these steps to access the driver and make the required settings 1. In the Main window, double-click the Control Panel icon. 2. Double-click the Printers icon. 3. Make sure your printer is highlighted, and click the Setup button. 4. Select the paper size you loaded in the printer from Paper. If you don't see your paper size on the list, use the arrow on the right to scroll through the list. 5. Select Portrait or Landscape orientation. The printing direction of the screen illustration changes according to the orientation you select. 6. Select the resolution from Print Quality. 7. Select the paper source. Make any other settings you wish, and click OK when you are finished.
For Windows NT 3.51 Users
Follow these steps to access the driver and make the required settings: 1. In the Main window, double-click the Control Panel icon. 2. Double-click the Printers icon. 3. Double-click your printer icon. 4. Select Properties from Printers menu. 5. Make sure your printer is selected and click the Setup button. 6. Select the paper source. 7. Select the paper size. Make any other settings you wish, and click OK when you are finished.
Accessing Online Help
Your Windows printer driver has an extensive online help feature that includes detailed information and instructions on the driver settings. Online help will answer most of your questions about the driver. Note: Online help is not available for DOS applications.
Accessing Online Help from the Windows Printer Driver
To access online help from the printer driver, follow the instructions on page 37 to access the driver; then click the Help button at the bottom of the window that appears.
Accessing Online Help from Windows Applications
To access help from your application, open the File menu and choose Print or Print Setup. The click Printer, Setup, Options, or Properties (you may need to click a combination of these buttons) depending on the software you are using. Then click the ? or Help button in the window that appears.
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