Epson Stylus Color II

Language: Epson ESC/P2, IBM X24

Speed: 5.5 MPP

Graphics: 60,180,360, 720*dpi(only with special paper)

Color Inkjet Technology


Epson Stylus Color II Fonts

Internal Fonts

Typeface Quality Height Pitch
Draft Draft 7 pt 15 CPI
Draft Draft 10.5 pt 10 or 12 CPI
Courier LQ 7 pt 15 CPI
Courier LQ 10.5 pt 10 or 12 CPI
Roman LQ 7 pt 15 CPI
Roman LQ 10.5 pt 10 or 12 CPI or Proportional
Sans Serif LQ 7 pt 15 CPI
Sans Serif LQ 10.5 pt 10 or 12 CPI or Proportional
Prestige LQ 10.5 pt 10 or 12 CPI
Script LQ 10.5 pt 10 or 12 CPI
Script C LQ 10.5 pt Proportional
Roman T LQ Scaleable from 8 pt to 32 pt in 2 pt increments Proportional
Sans Serif H LQ Scaleable from 8 pt to 32 pt in 2 pt increments Proportional

Epson Stylus Color II Paper Handling

Continuous Feeding

Standard Feeder: 100 sheets

Loading paper in the paper feeder

  1. Set the paper thickness lever on the right side of the sheet feeder. There are two settings: plain paper and thick paper. Set the lever to the position that best suits the paper or other media you plan to use:

    Paper type Paper thickness lever position
    Standard paper Plain paper
    Transparency film Plain paper
    Envelopes Thick paper
  2. Set the thickness adjustment lever for your media type. To access the lever, open the printer cover; the lever is in the left back corner.

    Paper type Thickness adjustment lever position
    Standard paper 0
    Transparency film 0
    Envelopes +
    Previously smeared documents +
  3. Lower the output tray at the front of the printer, then slide out the extension.
  4. Slide the left edge guide on the sheet feeder to the left as far as it will go.
  5. Fan a stack of paper; then tap it on a flat surface to even the edges.
  6. Load the stack of paper, printable side up, so that its right edge is firmly against the right side of the sheet feeder. (Do not load paper above the arrow printed on the inside of the left edge guide on the sheet feeder.) Then slide the left edge guide against the left edge of the paper.

Loading Envelopes

Do not use envelopes that are curled or folded, or ones that are too thin; they may curl during printing. Also, do not choose 720 dpi resolution for envelope printing.

  1. Make sure to set the paper thickness and thickness adjustment levers to the correct positions for envelopes. See steps 1 and 2 above.
  2. You can load up to 10 envelopes in the sheet feeder with the printable side facing up.
  3. Adjust the left edge guide so the envelopes feed straight into the paper path.
  4. Change the printer driver settings so they are appropriate for the envelopes you loaded.

Epson Stylus Color II Settings

Single Button Functions

Used in combination with other buttons to rest the printer, clean the print heads, or replace the ink cartridges.
Pause (or Reset)
Stops printing temporarily. Press it again to resume.
Economy/Condensed (or Cleaning)
Selects economy or condensed mode as indicated by the Economy and Condensed lights. Us this button only if you print from a DOS application.
Print Mode (or Cleaning)
Selects the paper and ink type when using DOS. The current setting is indicated by the left and right Print Mode lights:
Paper type Left light Right light
Plain paper (true black) Off Off
Plain paper (composite black) Off On
Coated or glossy paper On Off
Transparency film On On

For most printing on plain paper, select Plain paper (true black). If the black ink on the printout is blurred, select Plain paper (composite black). Composite black is produced by mixing cyan, magenta and yellow ink.

Loads or ejects a sheet of paper. The printer normally loads and ejects paper automatically.

Button Combinations and power-on functions

Alt + Pause (or Reset)
Clears the printer's buffer and resets the printer settings to their factory defaults.
Alt + Economy/Condensed
Cleans the black print head.
Alt + Print Mode
Cleans the color print head.
Load/Eject + POWER switch
Checks the paper length and performs a printer self test.
Load/Eject + Print Mode + POWER switch
When connected to a PC, prints a page containing a hexadecimal representation of the data sent to the printer (hex dump) for printing. To exit hex dump mode, press the Pause button and turn off the printer.
Alt + POWER switch
Prints a demonstration page of the printer's fonts and colors. (Paper must be loaded in the printer). To exit demonstration mode, press the Pause button and turn off the printer.
Economy/Condensed + POWER switch
Enters the printer's Default setting mode; see the next section for more information; To exit Default setting mode, press the Pause button and turn off the printer.
Pause + POWER switch
Enters printer adjustment mode and prints a multilingual instruction sheet on calibrating the printer. (Paper must be loaded. Use this mode only if you are printing from DOS applications. To exit printer adjustment mode, press the Pause button and turn off the printer.

Using the Default Setting mode

Additional printer functions are available through the Default setting mode. Because the printer's factory defaults are designed to meet the needs of almost all users, you rarely need to change the printer functions listed below. If necessary, however, you can turn on the Default setting mode and change the settings using the control panel buttons.

To turn on Default setting mode and print instructions, turn off the printer. Then hold down the Economy/Condensed button while you turn the printer back on. Follow the instructions the printer prints to change the default settings by pressing the buttons on the control panel. When you are finished, press Pause and turn off the printer to exit Default setting mode.

Default setting mode functions:

Print Direction
Specifies how the print head moves across the page. The options are Uni-D, Bi-D and Auto (default). When Uni-D is on, the print head prints in only one direction to provide the most precise alignment for graphics and text. In Bi-D printing, the print head prints in both directions. Bi-D is faster but the vertical alignment may not be as precise as Uni-D. When Auto is selected, the printer switches automatically between Uni-D and Bi-D as necessary when it receives data.
Font and Pitch
Select the built-in printer font and character pitch used as the default. Normally you use your software to select the font and pitch. The default Font and Pitch is Courier 10 CPI (characters per inch).
Interface Mode
Determines from which interface the printer receives print data. The default setting, Auto, allows the printer to automatically switch as needed between the parallel and serial interfaces. However, if you experience communication problems, you might want to set the interface mode to either Parallel or Serial.
Auto interface wait time
Sets the time period for the printer to wait for data from the current interface (and accept no data from the other interface) when you're using the Auto interface mode. You can select a 10-second (default) or 30-second timeout.
Specifies the printer control language to use: Epson ESC/P2 (default) or IBM X24/X24E. If your software allows you to select Epson ESC/P2, choose it for the most advanced fonts and graphics.
Auto CR
Specifies that the printer perform a carriage return and line feed operation if the print positions exceed the right margin of the paper. (Used in IBM X24/X24E mode only).
AGM (Alternate Graphics Mode)
Specifies that the printer use high-resolution, 24-pin graphics commands. (Used in IBM X24/X24E mode only).
Character table
Selects the set of characters and symbols that can be printed. The default is the Italic USA character table. If you commonly use a language containing accents, symbols or other characters not available in the Italic USA character table, change to a different character table.
Auto line feed
Specifies that a carriage return character encountered in the print file be accompanied by a line feed command. By default, auto line feed is off. If text lines print on top of one another, turn on auto line feed.
Network interface mode
If you're having trouble printing when the printer is connected to multiple computers, turn on network interface mode. By default, network interface mode is off.
Loading position
Determines the top margin by defining how close to the paper edge the first line can print. The lading position can be 3 mm (default) or 8.5 mm. Normally you should use your software to adjust your top margin.
Thick paper
Select Index card (portrait) or Envelope (default) if you print on these media.

Epson Stylus Color II Interfaces


Availability: Standard

Connection: Centronics Female

Activation: Default Auto


Availability: Standard

Connection: RS-422 (Macintosh)

Activation: Default Auto