Epson Stylus Pro 11880 Download Manual

Epson Stylus

Pro 11880
QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
Printed in USA
CPD-24469
Control Panel Lights and Buttons
Auto take-up reel backward button
Paper Feed down button
Paper source or cut button
Power button
Paper Feed up button
Pause or reset button and light
Ink light
Ink cartridge gauges
Paper light
Enter or barcode button Menu or cleaning button
Maintenance tank gauges
Power light
Auto take-up reel forward buttonPrinter Parts
Printer Parts
Front
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Back
Auto take-up reel connector
Right maintenance tank
USB connector
Networkconnector
AC inlet Center maintenance tank
Leftmaintenance tank
Roll paper holder
Left ink bay
Frontcover
Paperguide
Autotake-up reel
Right ink bay
Ink coverbutton
Paper lever
Roll paper cover
Roll paperspindle
Locking caster
Lockingcaster
Ink bay lights
Control panel
Take-up reel sensor
Take-up reel reflectorLoading Roll Paper
Loading Roll Paper
1 Slide the black paper stop off the end of the spindle. Note: To use paper with a 3-inch core, attach the gray adapters to the paper stops at each end.
See your Printer Guide for details.
2 Position the roll as shown, then slide the spindle into the roll. 3 Slide the black paper stop back onto the spindle and insert it frmly into the end of the roll. 4 To adjust the tension, slide the switch to H for high tension (for most fne art papers) or N for normal.
5 Open the roll paper cover.
6 Place the roll paper in the printer as shown. (The black end of the spindle goes on the left.)

7 Align the roll with the rails on both sides, and roll it onto the mounting brackets.
8 Make sure the printer is turned on, then press the Paper Source button until the or icon appears.
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9 Release the paper lever. If the lever is locked, press and hold the button for 3 seconds to unlock it.

10 Feed the paper into the slot and pull it all the way through.

11 T urn the roll back to remove any slack. Then align the bottom edge with the horizontal and vertical lines.
12 Return the paper lever to the locked position. Then close the roll paper cover.
13 Press the Pause button. The paper feeds into printing position.
14 Check the printer’s control panel and select the correct media type.Using the Auto Take-Up Reel
Using the Auto Take-Up Reel
You can wind paper forward or backward.
Before you print, make sure you press and select . Winding Paper Forward
1 Set the paper guides to the forward position. 6 Hold down the Auto Forward button on the control panel to rotate the take-up reel and wind a small length of paper.
7 When you’re ready to print, make sure Auto Cut is set to Off in the printer driver. Winding Paper Backward
1 Set the paper guides to the vertical position.
2 Align the edge of the paper with the horizontal and vertical lines. Then press the button to feed the paper. 2 Align the edge of the paper with the horizontal line. Then press the button to feed the paper. 3 Use three pieces of tape to attach the paper to the take-up reel core.
4 Press the button to feed the paper and create some slack.
5 Press the button until appears on the LCD.
3 Pull the paper around the back of the take-up reel core and use three pieces of tape to attach the paper to the core.
4 Press the button to feed the paper and create some slack.
5 Hold down the Auto Backward button on the control panel to rotate the take-up reel and wind a small length of paper.
6 When you’re ready to print, make sure Auto Cut is set to Off in the printer driver. Then send your print job to the printer.
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5 Feed the posterboard into the paper slot until it meets resistance.
6 Align the board with the scale on the roll paper cover.
7 Return the paper lever to the locked position. Then close the front cover.
8 Press the Pause button. The board feeds into the printing position automatically.
9 Run your print job. After it is fnished, the posterboard stays in the printer.
10 To remove the print, hold it and release the paper lever.
Loading and Using Cut Sheet Paper
Loading and Using Cut Sheet Paper
1 Remove any roll paper from the paper path. Make sure the printer is on and the roll paper cover is closed.
2 P ress the Paper Source button until the icon appears on the LCD.
3 Release the paper lever. If the lever is locked, press and hold the button for 3 seconds to unlock it.
Note: If you’re printing on small sheets or fne art paper, do not release the paper lever. 4 Feed the sheet into the paper slot until it meets resistance. Make sure the right and bottom edges of the paper are straight and aligned with the horizontal and vertical lines on the printer.
5 If you released the paper lever, return it to the locked position.
6 Press the Pause button. The sheet feeds into the printing position automatically.
Caution: To avoid damaging the printer, never move the paper lever during printing, or while the Power or Pause light is fashing.
7 Print your page. After it is fnished, the sheet stays in the printer.
8 To remove your print, press the button.
Printing on Posterboard
When you print on posterboard or other thick media (more than 19 mil thick), you should open the front cover before loading as described below.
1 Make sure the printer is on and the roll paper cover is closed.
2 P ress the Paper Source button until the icon appears on the LCD.
3 Release the paper lever. If the lever is locked, press and hold the button for 3 seconds to unlock it.
4 Open the front cover. (The cover has a lip that acts as a paper support when the cover is open.)10 Press the button to start the alignment process. Each head alignment takes about 7 minutes.
Caution: Make sure you don’t open the front cover or turn off the printer during the alignment process.
11 When the uni-directional alignment is fnished, press the button until BI-D 2-COLOR is highlighted. Then press again to start the bi-directional black alignment.
12 When the bi-directional black alignment is fnished, press the button until BI-D ALL is highlighted. Then press . 13 When the fnal alignment is fnished, press the Pause button.
Checking, Cleaning, and Aligning the Print Head
Checking, Cleaning, and Aligning the Print Head
Automatically Checking and
Cleaning the Print Head
The printer automatically checks the nozzles and cleans them if necessary. You can specify how often you want this to happen. 1 Press the Menu button. PRINTER SETUP is highlighted. Press Menu again. 2 Press until AUTO NOZZLE CHECK is highlighted, then press Menu. 3 Select one of the following, then press :• ON: PERIODICALLY—The printer periodically checks its nozzles and runs a cleaning cycle if necessary (default settings). • ON: EVERY JOB—The printer automatically checks its nozzles and runs a cleaning cycle if necessary before each print job. This process uses a very small amount of ink (and no paper) and is useful if you are running large print jobs unattended.
• OFF
To clean the print head manually, press the Menu button and hold it for 3 seconds. Note: You can also run nozzle checks and head cleaning cycles from your computer using the Epson Printer Utility
2 (Macintosh) or the Utility tab in your printer driver
(Windows). See your Printer Guide for more information.
Aligning the Print Head
If your prints look grainy or blurry, or you see misregistration or “ghosting,” you need to align the print head.
1 Make sure the printer is turned on. Load Epson Doubleweight Matte, Ultra Premium Presentation Paper Matte, Enhanced Matte, Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster, or Premium Luster Photo Paper. 2 Press the Menu button.
3 Press the or button until HEAD
ALIGNMENT is highlighted. Then press Menu. 4 Press , select the paper you loaded, then press the button to save the setting.
5 Press twice to back up.
6 Press to highlight SELECT THICKNESS, then press Menu.
7 Select the thickness (0.2 mm or 8 mil for most Epson

papers), press , then press twice to back up.
8 Press to highlight ALIGNMENT.
9 Press the Menu button to highlight AUTO, then press Menu again. UNI-D (uni-directional) is highlighted. This is the type of alignment to start with.
ALIGNMENT AUTO
UNI-D
BI-D 2 COLOR
BI-D ALL
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Checking Ink Levels and Replacing Ink Cartridges
Checking Ink Levels and Replacing Ink Cartridges
Before you begin a large print job, you should check your ink levels. If one of your cartridges is low, you can replace it before you start. Or you can wait until the ink runs out, replace the cartridge, and then continue the job.
Checking Ink and Maintenance Tank
Levels
The easiest way to check ink levels is from the control panel. The numbers below the ink cartridge icons correspond to the 9 cartridge slots in the printer. Replacing Ink Cartridges
When one of the ink bay lights fashes, and INK LOW is displayed on the LCD, the cartridge is nearly expended. Check the LCD to see which cartridge is low, and make sure you have the correct replacement cartridge.
Epson UltraChrome K3
TM
ink cartridges

Slot no. Ink color Part number
1 Vivid Light Magenta T591600
2 Light Light Black T591900
3 Matte Black T591800
4 Light Black T591700
5 Light Cyan T591500
6 Cyan T591200
7 Vivid Magenta T591300
8 Photo Black T591100
9 Yellow T591400
When one of the icons is blank and NOT ENOUGH
INK is displayed, the cartridge is expended. To replace the cartridge, frst make sure the printer is on. 1 Press the ink cover button to unlock the cover, then open it.
Note: If the ink cover doesn’t open when you press the button, insert the end of a paper clip in the small hole on the upper left corner.
2 Push in the expended cartridge to release it.
3 Remove the expended ink cartridge from the printer.
Warning: Do not shake the expended cartridge, or ink may leak. If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets in your eyes, fush them immediately with water.
4 Make sure the replacement cartridge is the correct color, and remove it from its package. Gently shake the cartridge before installing it. Vivid light magenta
Light light black

Matte black

Light black

Light cyan
Vivid magenta
Photo black

Yellow Cyan

Hole
Ink gauges for
9 cartridges listed below
Left, center, and right maintenance tank gaugesReplacing Printer Parts
Replacing Printer Parts
Replacing Ink Cartridges (continued)
Replacing Ink Cartridges (continued)
5 Hold the cartridge with the arrow mark pointing toward the printer. Then insert the cartridge into the slot. Don’t force it.
Note: If you can’t insert the cartridge smoothly, you may have the wrong cartridge. Check the package and product code. If the Ink light remains on after installing the cartridge, try removing and then reinserting it.
6 Close the ink bay cover. Replacing the Printer Cutter Blade
If you notice that the paper isn’t cut cleanly, you may need to replace the cutter blade (part # C12C815291). Cutting the following media may shorten the cutter’s life and is not recommended: • Fine art paper (such as Epson UltraSmooth

, Textured, or Velvet) • Canvas • Vinyl 1 Press the Menu button on the printer, then press until MAINTENANCE is highlighted.
2 Press the Menu button. Press to highlight CUTTER REPLACEMENT.
3 Press Menu to display EXECUTE, then press . The paper cutter holder moves to the replacement position.
4 Open the front cover. 5 Locate the cutter assembly with a blue plastic cover.
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7Replacing Printer Parts (continued)
Replacing Printer Parts (continued)
6 Hold down the side pin, as shown, then turn the latch to the right.
7 Release the side pin and carefully remove the cutter blade.
Replacing the Maintenance Tank
You need to replace one of the maintenance tanks (part # C12C890191) when you see MAINT TANK
FULL on the LCD, along with an indication of which tank is full.
1 Check the LCD to determine which tank needs to be replaced. 8 Insert the new cutter blade. 9 Hold down the side pin while turning the latch to the left.
10 Close the front cover. The cutter returns to the home position.
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2 Make sure the printer is on, and pull out the maintenance tank as shown. Caution: Do not tip the tank, or ink may spill out.
3 Place the used tank in the plastic bag included with the new tank.
4 Insert the new tank.
Center tank
Left tank
Right tankControl Panel Menus
Control Panel Menus
Boldface type indicates the default setting. Press the Menu button to access the menus.
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PRINTER STATUS VERSION Current frmware version
PRINTABLE PAGES For the amount of ink remaining in each cartridge
INK LEVEL Percentage of ink remaining in each cartridge
MAINTENANCE TANK Percentage of capacity remaining in each maintance tank
USAGE COUNT Ink in milliliters, paper in square centimeters
CLEAR USAGE COUNT EXECUTE
JOB HISTORY Ink in milliliters and paper in square centimeters for each
saved job; most recent job is number 0
TOTAL PRINTS Number of pages printed
EDM STATUS If Epson Device Management is enabled, shows date of
last upload (future enhancement)
TEST PRINT NOZZLE CHECK Shows clogged or defected nozzles
STATUS SHEET Ink, paper, and maintenance tank capacity remaining
NETWORK STATUS SHEET Shows network settings
JOB INFORMATION Ink and paper used for the last 10 jobs;
most recent job is number 0
CUSTOM PAPER Information about registered paper confgurations
MAINTENANCE CUTTER ADJUSTMENT Adjusts cutter position
CUTTER REPLACEMENT Moves the cutter to the replacement position
POWER CLEANING Use if normal cleaning cycles are not suffcient
CLEAN EACH COLOR Cleans specifc nozzles only
CLOCK SETTING MM/DD/YY HH:MM
CONTRAST ADJUSTMENT Adjusts the contrast of the LCD display
Menu Item Settings / Explanation
PRINTER SETUP PLATEN GAP STANDARD, NARROW, WIDE, WIDER, WIDEST
PAGE LINE ON, OFF
ROLL PAPER MARGIN DEFAULT, TOP/BOTTOM15mm, TOP 35/BOTTOM15mm,
15mm, 3mm
PAPER SIZE CHECK ON, OFF
PAPER SKEW CHECK ON, OFF
REFRESH MARGIN ON, OFF
AUTO NOZZLE CHECK ON: PERIODICALLY, ON: EVERY JOB, OFF
PRINT NOZZLE PATTERN OFF, ON: EVERY PAGE, ON: EVERY 10 PAGES
INITIALIZE SETTINGS Restores default settingsControl Panel Menus (continued)
Control Panel Menus (continued)
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HEAD ALIGNMENT PAPER THICKNESS
SELECT PAPER TYPE
SELECT THICKNESS 8 mil (0.2mm), 4 mil to 60 mil (0.1 to 1.5 mm)
ALIGNMENT
AUTO UNI-D, BI-D 2-COLOR, BI-D ALL, BI-D #1, BI-D #2, BI-D #3, BI-D #4
MANUAL UNI-D, BI-D 2-COLOR, BI-D ALL
NETWORK SETUP NETWORK SETUP DISABLE, ENABLE
IP ADDRESS SETTING AUTO, PANEL
IP , SM, DG SETTING IP address, subnet mask, default gateway
BONJOUR ON, OFF
INIT NETWORK SETTING Resets all network settings
PAPER SETUP PAPER TYPE Media type loaded in the printer
ROLL PAPER REMAINING Setting appears only when no paper is loaded
REMAINING PPR SETUP OFF, ON:PRINT EVERY PAGE, ON:AT ROLL EXCHANGE
ROLL PAPER LENGTH From 15 to 300 ft
ROLL LENGTH ALERT From 3 to 50 ft
CUSTOM PAPER Paper No 1 to 10
PAPER TYPE Photo, Proofng, Fine Art, Matte, Plain, Others
PLATEN GAP STANDARD, NARROW, WIDE, WIDER, WIDEST
THICKNESS PATTERN PRINT
CUT METHOD STANDARD, THIN PAPER, THICK PAPER FAST ,
THICK PAPER SLOW
PAPER FEED ADJUST -0.70% to 0.70%
DRYING TIME 0.0 sec. to 10.0 sec.
PAPER SUCTION STANDARD, -1, -2, -3, -4Where To Get Help
Where To Get Help
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If you experience any diffculty with the toll-free number or your Unit ID number, call (562) 276-1305.
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11Epson Stylus Pro 11880 QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE Printed in USA CPD-24469 Control Panel Lights and Buttons Auto take-up reel backward button Paper Feed down button Paper source or cut button Power button Paper Feed up button Pause or reset button and light Ink light Ink cartridge gauges Paper light Enter or barcode button Menu or cleaning button Maintenance tank gauges Power light Auto take-up reel forward button

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