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EPSON Stylus COLOR 1160
Printed on recycled paper with at least 10% post-consumer content.
Copyright Notice All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION. The information contained herein is designed only for use with this EPSON printer. EPSON is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other printers. Neither SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION nor its
Contents WELCOME! 1 About Your Software 2 About Your Documentation 2 Warnings, Cautions, Notes, and Tips 3 Windows System Requirements 3 Macintosh System Requirements 4 ENERGY STAR Compliance 5 Year 2000 Ready 5 Important Safety Instructions 6 Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions 7 VIEWING YOUR ELECTRONIC PRINTER MANUAL 9 Accessing Your Electronic Printer Manual 9 Navigating Your Electronic Printer Manual 10 PRINTING FROM START TO FINISH 13 Using the EPSON Guided Printing Exercise 13 Printing wi
Printing with PhotoEnhance 23 Using Custom Project Types 26 Using Advanced Settings 28 Using Special Papers 31 EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper 31 Matte Paper - Heavyweight 31 EPSON Photo Paper 31 Envelopes 34 Selecting the Correct Media Type 35 MAINTAINING YOUR PRINTER 37 Cleaning the Print Head 37 Using the Head Cleaning Utility 38 Using the Control Panel to Clean the Print Head 39 Examining the Nozzle Check Pattern 40 Replacing an Ink Cartridge 41 Removing and Installing Ink Cartridges 42 Re
PROBLEM SOLVING 49 Diagnosing Printer Problems 49 Checking the Control Panel Lights 49 Running a Printer Check 51 Identifying Printer Parts 52 Problems and Solutions 53 Problems Setting Up the Printer or Installing Software 53 Problems with Printing 54 Problems Getting Good Print Quality 55 Problems with Paper Feeding 58 Solving Miscellaneous Printout Problems 59 Uninstalling Printer Software 60 Reinstalling Printer Software 60 Where To Get Help 61 EPSON Technical Support 61 INDEX 63 v
Welcome! ® Your EPSON Stylus COLOR 1160 printer is the ideal output device for business graphics. You can print anything from reports and resumes to photos and back light film with great results. The printer comes with these features: ■ Resolutions up to 1440 by 720 dpi (dots per inch), even on plain paper ■ Fast print speeds of approximately 9.5 ppm (pages per minute) for black text and 7 ppm for color ™ ■ EPSON’s exclusive Micro Piezo ink jet technology for cleaner dots as small as 4 pico
About Your Software The printer software CD-ROM includes all the software you need for printing: ■ Your printer driver runs your printer and lets you control how your documents look. You can’t use your printer without it. ® ■ The EPSON Guided Printing Exercise, a quick step-by-step guide to changing your printer software settings. ■ Your electronic Reference Guide gives you complete information about your ® printer. (You need an HTML browser—such as Microsoft Internet Explorer or ® ® Netsca
Warnings, Cautions, Notes, and Tips Please follow these guidelines: Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury. Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment. Notes contain important information about your printer. Tips contain additional hints for better printing. Windows System Requirements To use your printer and its software, your system should have: ® ■ An IBM compatible PC with at least a 486/66 MHz (for Windows 98) or ® ® 486/25 MHz (for Windows 95 or Wind
■ Double-speed (2x) CD-ROM drive (quad-speed [4x] or faster recommended) for installing the printer software ■ For parallel connection: a high-speed, bidirectional, IEEE-1284 compliant parallel cable (6 to 10 feet long); the cable must have a D-SUB, 25-pin, male ® connector for your computer and a 36-pin, Centronics compatible connector for the printer For USB connection: a computer running Windows 98 with a Windows 98 compliant USB port and a shielded USB “AB” cable from Series A (computer
■ At least 16MB of available RAM (32MB recommended) ■ At least 50MB of free hard disk space (100MB recommended) ■ VGA, Super VGA, or better display adapter and monitor ■ Double-speed (2x) CD-ROM drive (quad-speed [4x] or faster recommended) for installing the printer software ■ A shielded USB “AB” cable from Series A (computer) to Series B (printer), up to 6.5 ft. (2 meters) long. Using an improperly shielded USB cable—especially a cable more than 6.5 ft. (2 meters) long—may cause the printer
Important Safety Instructions Before using your printer, read the following safety instructions to make sure you use the printer safely and effectively: ■ Be sure to follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer. ■ Turn off and unplug the printer before cleaning. Clean with a damp cloth only. Do not spill liquid on the printer. Always turn the printer off using the Ppower button. Don’t switch off the power strip, or unplug the printer until the Ppower light is off. ■ Do not p
■ Unplug the printer and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: If the power cord or plug is damaged; if liquid has entered the printer; if the printer has been dropped or the case damaged; if the printer does not operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance. Adjust only those controls that are covered by the operating instructions. Ink Cartridge Safety Instructions ■ Install the ink cartridge immediately after you remove it from its f
Viewing Your Electronic Printer Manual Your printer software CD-ROM includes an electronic Reference Guide for your printer. The manual is in HTML format, so you need a browser—such as Internet Explorer 3.0 or later or Netscape Navigator 3.0 or later—to view it. If you are using a different browser, the pages may not display correctly. (A browser is not included on the printer software CD-ROM.) Accessing Your Electronic Printer Manual You can view your electronic Reference Guide from the CD
If you copied the manual to your hard drive, you can access it at any time, as follows: Windows: Select Start, Programs, EPSON, and double-click ESC1160 Guide. Macintosh: Open the EPSON Stylus COLOR 1160 folder and double-click View Reference Guide. Navigating Your Electronic Printer Manual When you first open the Reference Guide, you see this screen: Click here to expand the table of contents Click a topic on the left to expand the table of contents. 10
After expanding the table of contents, you can click on the topic you want to view. If there’s a right arrow , click it to view subtopics, then click on a topic to go to it. Click the down arrow to close a subtopic list. Closed list, click to expand Click to go to topic 11
Printing from Start to Finish Here’s what to do to print a basic document—such as a memo, newsletter, or photograph—from loading the paper to selecting print settings to controlling the print job. Follow the instructions in these sections: ■ “Printing with Windows” on page 14 ■ “Printing on a Macintosh” on page 19 You can even practice selecting settings using the EPSON Guided Printing Exercise, as described below. If you’re already familiar with ink jet printing, you can skip ahead to these
If you didn’t install the Guided Printing Exercise when you set up your printer, follow these steps to install it: 1. Insert the printer software CD-ROM. 2. Windows: Double-click My Computer, double-click your CD-ROM drive icon, then double-click the Epsetup icon. You see the EPSON Installation Program menu. Double-click EPSON Guided Printing Exercise and follow the on-screen instructions to install it. Macintosh: Double-click the EPSON Guided Printing Exercise folder on the EPSON Guided Pr
Keep the following in mind when loading paper: ■ Load the printable side face up. It’s usually whiter or brighter than the other side. ■ Load letterhead or preprinted paper into the printer top edge first. ■ Don’t load paper above the arrow on the left edge guide. If you’re printing on envelopes or other special paper sizes or types, see page 31 for loading instructions. Opening the Printer Software After you open your application program and create your document, you’re ready to select your p
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