Epson Stylus Pro / Pro XL

Language: ESC/P2

Technology: Color Inkjet

Speed: 200 CPS

Graphics: 720 DPI


Epson Stylus Pro / Pro XL Paper Handling

Standard Paper Sizes: Letter (8.5 x 11 inches), A4, Legal (8.5 x 14 inches), Statement (8.5 x 5.5 inches), Executive (7.5 x 10), NO 10 envelope, DL envelope

In addition, the Pro XL supports: US B (11 x 17 inches), Super A3/B (13 x 9 inches), A3

Loading standard paper:

You can load up to 100 sheets of plain bond paper. Always load paper with the printable surface down.

  1. Remove the output tray from the top of the paper tray.
  2. Slide the left edge guide inside the paper tray to the left as far as it will go.
  3. Flip up the rear edge guide and slide it toward you as far as it will go.
  4. Fan a stack of paper; then tap it on a flat surface to even the edges.
  5. Load the stack of paper, printable side down, so that its right edge rests against the right side of the paper tray. Slide the stack into the tray until you feel some resistance. Then slide the left edge guide against the left edge of the paper.

    You can load up to 100 sheets of plain bond paper, but do not load paper above the arrow mark on the left edge guide.
  6. Slide the rear edge guide against the rear edge of the paper.
  7. Place the output tray on top of the paper tray.

Loading Oversize Paper

If you are loading paper that is larger than the paper tray, you need to pull out the paper tray extension.

  1. Remove the output tray and remove any paper in the paper tray.
  2. The paper tray extension acts as the rear edge guide, so make sure the built-in rear edge guide is folded down.
  3. Gently pull the extension out using both hands - one to hold the paper tray in position and the other to pull out the extension.
  4. Load the stack of paper in the tray and then slide the extension until it meets the edge of the paper stack.
  5. Replace the output tray and fold out its extension.

Loading Envelopes and Heavy Paper

Adjusting the paper thickness lever

When printing on envelopes or heavy paper, you need to adjust the paper thickness lever to compensate for the extra paper weight.

  1. Make sure the printer is turned on. The press the PAUSE button and open the cover.
  2. While holding down the ALT button, press the FONT button, and then release both buttons. The carriage moves to the lever-adjusting position and the DATA light flashes. Paper loaded in the printer is ejected when you adjust this lever.
  3. Rotate the paper thickness lever clockwise as far as it will go.
  4. Press the ALT button. Then press PAUSE.
  5. Close the printer cover.

Loading the paper tray

After adjusting the paper thickness lever:

  1. Remove the output tray and remove any paper from the paper tray.
  2. If you are printing on envelopes, pull back the paper tray extension. Then remove the rear edge guide, turn it around, and reinstall it.
  3. Insert the paper or envelopes into the paper tray. It is best to load sheets of heavy paper one at a time. If you're loading envelopes, insert them face-down with the flap edge going into the printer first.
  4. Adjust the rear and left edge guides so the media feeds straight into the paper path.
  5. Change your software settings so they are appropriate for the media.

Epson Stylus Pro / Pro XL Messages

Light(s) Problem Solution
Paper Out is on Printer is out of paper. Load paper in the paper tray and press the Load/Eject button to feed the paper into the printer.
Paper Out is flashing Paper jam. Clear the paper jam.
No Ink Cartridge is on Ink cartridge is not installed correctly. Check ink cartridges and make sure both are installed correctly.
Data and Pause are flashing Carriage error. Turn the pritner off, check for and clear any carriage obstructions (paper, etc.) and turn the printer back on. If the error persists, contact your dealer or an authorized service provider.
All lights except Operate are flashing Fatal error. Turn the printer off and then on again. If this does not correct the problem, you can reset the printer's factory defaults by pressing the Alt and Pause buttons. If resetting the printer does not fix the problem, contact your dealer or authorized service provider.

Epson Stylus Pro / Pro XL Interfaces


Availability: Standard
Connection: Centronics parallel


Availability: Standard
Connection: RS-422 (Macintosh)

Optional Interface Cards:

C823051/C823061 RS-232 Serial Interface Card
C823071/C823081 Serial Interface Card with 32KB buffer
C823101 Parallel Interface Card with 32KB buffer
C823151 Twinax Interface Card
C823141 Coax Interface Card
C823311 Ethernet Interface Card