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Important Safety Instructions

Setting up the printer
Choosing a place for the printer
Using the printer
Handling ink cartridges
Using memory cards
Using the LCD panel
Using the optional Bluetooth Photo Print Adapter
ENERGY STAR ® Compliance
Warnings, Cautions, and Notes

Read all of the instructions in this section before using the printer. Also, be sure to follow all warnings and instructions marked on the printer.

Setting up the printer

Observe the following when setting up the printer:

  • Do not block or cover the vents and openings in the printer.

  • Use only the type of power source indicated on the printer’s label.

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

  • The printer’s power cord is for use with the printer only. Use with other equipment may result in fire or electric shock.

  • Be sure your AC power cord meets the relevant local safety standard.

  • Avoid using outlets on the same circuit as photocopiers or air control systems that regularly switch on and off.

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

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

  • Do not use a damaged or frayed power cord.

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

  • Do not attempt to service the printer yourself.

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

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

  • If you plan to use the printer in Germany, the building installation must be protected by a 10 or 16 amp circuit breaker to provide adequate short-circuit protection and over-current protection for the printer.

  • When connecting the printer to a computer or other device with a cable, ensure the correct orientation of the connectors. Each connector has only one correct orientation. Inserting a connector in the wrong orientation may damage both devices connected by the cable.

Choosing a place for the printer

Observe the following when choosing a place for the printer:

  • Place the printer on a flat, stable surface that extends beyond the base of the printer in all directions. If you place the printer by the wall, leave more than 10 cm between the back of the printer and the wall. The printer will not operate properly if it is tilted at an angle.

  • When storing or transporting the printer, do not tilt it, stand it on its side, or turn it upside down. Otherwise, ink may leak from the cartridges.

  • Leave enough space in front of the printer for the paper to be fully ejected.

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

  • Avoid places subject to dust, shocks, or vibrations.

  • Leave enough room around the printer to allow for sufficient ventilation.

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

Using the printer

Observe the following when using the printer:

  • Do not insert objects through the slots in the printer.

  • Take care not to spill liquid on the printer.

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

  • Do not use aerosol products that contain flammable gases inside or around this product. Doing so may cause fire.

  • Do not move the print head by hand; otherwise, you may damage the printer.

  • Always turn the printer off using the  On button. When this button is pressed, the message “Turning off...” appears in the LCD panel. Do not unplug the printer or turn off the power to the outlet until the message disappears.

  • Before transporting the printer, make sure that the print head is in the home (far right) position and the ink cartridges are in place.

  • Leave the ink cartridges installed. Removing the cartridges can dehydrate the print head and may prevent the printer from printing.

  • Be careful not to trap your fingers when closing the scanner unit.

Handling ink cartridges

Observe the following when handling the ink cartridges:

  • Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children. Do not allow children to drink from or handle the cartridges.

  • Do not shake ink cartridges after opening their packages; this can cause leakage.

  • Be careful when you handle used ink cartridges, as there may be some ink remaining around the ink supply port. If ink gets on your skin, wash the area thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. If discomfort or vision problems remain after a thorough flushing, see a doctor immediately.

  • Do not remove or tear the label on the cartridge; this can cause leakage.

  • Install the ink cartridge immediately after you remove it from its package. If you leave a cartridge unpacked for a long time before using it, normal printing may not be possible.

  • Do not use an ink cartridge beyond the date printed on the cartridge carton: otherwise, it may result in reduced print quality. For best results, use up the ink cartridges within six months of first installing them.

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

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

  • Store ink cartridges in a cool, dark place.

  • Do not touch the green IC chip on the side of the cartridge. Doing so may prevent normal operation and printing.

  • The IC chip on this ink cartridge retains a variety of cartridge related-information such as the amount of ink remaining, so that the cartridge may be removed and reinserted freely. However, each time the cartridge is inserted, some ink is consumed because the printer automatically performs a reliability check.

  • If you remove an ink cartridge for later use, protect the ink supply area from dirt and dust, and store it in the same environment as the printer. A valve in the ink supply port makes covers or plugs unnecessary, but the ink may stain items that come into contact with this area of the cartridge. Do not touch the ink supply port or the surrounding area.

  • Store ink cartridges with their labels facing upward. Do not store cartridges upside down.

Using memory cards
  • Do not remove a memory card or turn off the printer while the memory card light is flashing.

  • The methods for using memory cards vary according to card type. Be sure to refer to the documentation packaged with your memory card for details.

Using the LCD panel
  • The LCD panel may contain a few small bright or dark spots. These are normal and do not mean that they are damaged in any way.

  • Only use a dry, soft cloth to clean the LCD panel. Do not use liquid or chemical cleansers.

  • If the LCD panel is damaged, contact your dealer. If the liquid crystal solution gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If the liquid crystal solution gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. If discomfort or vision problems remain after a thorough flushing, see a doctor immediately.

Using the optional Bluetooth Photo Print Adapter

Refer to the Bluetooth Photo Print Adapter's documentation for the safety instructions.

ENERGY STAR ® Compliance

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

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

Warnings, Cautions, and Notes


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