Epson Stylus 800+

Language: Epson ESC/P2

Speed: 198 CPS - LQ 12 CPI

Graphics: 60, 180, 360dpi

InkJet Technology


Epson Stylus 800+ 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 Scalable from 8 pt to 32 pt in 2 pt increments Proportional
Sans Serif T LQ Scalable from 8 pt to 32 pt in 2 pt increments Proportional

Epson Stylus 800+ Paper Handling

Continuous Feeding

Standard Feeder: 100 sheets

Loading paper in the paper feeder

  1. Open the paper feeder cover and lift the paper separator.
  2. Fan a stack of letter-size or A4 paper; then tap it on a flat surface to even the edges.
  3. Insert a stack of paper all the way into the paper feeder with the printable surface face-down. Align the right edge of the stack with the right edge of the paper feeder. Then move the left edge guide to match the width of your paper.
  4. Close the paper feeder cover and lower the paper separator to secure the paper stack.

Manual Feeding

You can load single sheets of paper or envelopes form the manual feed slot without removing the paper supply from the paper feeder.

  1. Turn on the printer.
  2. Insert a single sheet of paper into the slot until it meet resistance, aligning the right edge of the paper with the arrow mark on the printer.

    The printer automatically loads the sheet. Note: If the sheet does not load straight, press the LOAD/EJECT button to eject it. Then try loading it again.
  3. Send data from the computer to the printer. When the printer receives the data, it begins printing.

Epson Stylus 800+ Settings

Default Settings Descriptions

Character table

Character tables contain the characters and symbols used by different languages. The printer prints text with the selected character table. When you select this feature, the font lights on the control panel go on or off to indicate the current selection.

Auto print direction

The printer ordinarily prints text bi-directionally for speed and prints graphics characters uni-directionally for precise vertical alignment.

When auto print direction is set to on, the printer switches automatically between bi-directional (for text data) and unidirectional motion (for graphics data). When this feature is set to off, the print head motion is controlled by your software.

Network interface mode

If your printer is connected to a single computer, leave this feature off. If you want to use the printer in a network environment and share it among multiple computers, set this feature to on.

When this feature is set to on, data may be present in the printer's buffer even though the printer is not continuously printing. Always make sure the data light is off before turning off the printer.

Mixed text/graphics mode

This feature is for software that has problems printing scalable font text combined with graphics. Leave the mixed text/graphics mode set to off if you do not notice any problems in your printout.

Auto line feed

When the auto line feed feature is on, each carriage return (CR) code is accompanied by a line feed (LF) code, If your printed text is unexpectedly double-spaced, set this feature to off. If text lines print on top of each other, set it to on.

Changing the default settings

To change the printer's default settings, you press the control panel buttons; the control panel lights show your selections.

Follow the steps below to make your changes:

  1. Make sure the printer is turned off and paper is loaded in the paper feeder.
  2. Hold down the Economy/Condensed button and turn on the printer to enter the default-settings mode. (Hold down the button until the printer start working; it takes a few seconds.)

    The printer loads a sheet of paper and prints a brief summary and instructions. It instructs you to select the language that you want messages printed in (English, French, German, Italian, or Spanish).
  3. Press the Font button until the Font lights indicate the language of your choice; then press the Alt button to make your selection:

    English off off on
    French off on off
    German on off off
    Italian off on on
    Spanish on on off

    After you press the Alt button, the printer prints the current default settings and the next instruction in the language you selected. Wait until printing is finished, then go to the next step.

    To move to the feature you want to change, press the Alt button until the Data, Paper Out, and Ink Out lights indicate the appropriate selection.

Default setting menu data light paper out light ink out light
character table off off on
network interface mode off off blinking
mixed text/graphics mode off on on
auto line feed off on blinking

For example, if you want to change the character table setting, press the Alt button until the Data and Paper Out lights are off and the Ink Out light is on.

4. Next, press the Font button the change the setting.

Epson Stylus 800+ Interfaces


Availability: Standard

Connection: Centronics Female

Activation: Default