Epson Stylus Color

  Language: Epson ESC/P2

Speed: 5.5 MPP

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

Color InkJet Technology


Epson Stylus Color 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 T LQ Scaleable from 8 pt to 32 pt in 2 pt increments Proportional

Epson Stylus Color Paper Handling

Continuous Feeding

Standard Feeder: 100 sheets

Loading paper in the paper feeder

  1. Open the sheet feeder cover by lifting the lever on the left until it clicks into place. Then slide the left edge guide as far to the left as it will go.
  2. Fan a stack of paper; then tap it on a flat surface to even the edges.
  3. While aligning the paper's edge with the right edge guide, insert it with the printable surface face down into the sheet feeder until it meets resistance. Then adjust the left edge guide as shown.
  4. Adjust the rear edge guide to match the length of your paper. Then close the sheet feeder cover.

Envelope Feeding

Up to 10 envelopes can be loaded at a time.

Notes: Do not use envelopes that are too thin; they may curl during printing. Return unused envelopes to the original packaging. Unfavorable storage conditions, especially high temperature, humidity, and direct sunlight can damage envelopes. Do not choose 720dpi resolution for envelope printing.

  1. Make sure the printer is turned on. Then press the Pause button and open the cover.
    Note: When adjusting the paper-thickness lever, make sure no paper is in the paper path. Paper loaded in the printer is ejected when you adjust this lever.
  2. While holding down the Alt button, press the Font button. The carriage moves to the lever-adjusting position.
  3. Turn the paper-thickness lever clockwise as far as it will go.
  4. Press the Alt button.
  5. Press the Pause button.
  6. Remove the rear edge guide from the printer and re-install it with the guiding edge first as shown.
  7. Insert up to 10 envelopes into the printer. The envelopes should be face down with the flap edge entering first.
  8. Adjust the rear and left edge guides carefully so that the envelopes feed straight into the paper path.
  9. Choose the envelope size from the printer driver setup and/or application software.
  10. Re-adjust the paper-thickness lever to its original position after you finish printing on envelopes or thick paper. Otherwise, the print on plain paper may be faint.

Epson Stylus Color Settings

Default Settings Descriptions

Print direction

The printer has three settings: Uni-d, Bi-d, and Auto. Most software controls this setting. If your software does, you may never need to set it with the control panel.

Uni-d causes the print head to print in one direction only. This provides maximum alignment for both graphics and character printing.

Bi-d causes the print head to print in both directions. This provides the fastest printing. If vertical lines re not aligned, calibrate your printer according to the directions in the user's manual.

When Auto is selected, the printer switches automatically between bi-directional (for text data) and unidirectional (for graphics data).

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.

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.

Loading position

When you want to print more lines on a page, set this feature to 3mm. If you set the top margin with your software, that setting is added to the default-setting value.

Interface mode

You may need to select the interface for the printer to communicate properly with your computer.

The Epson Stylus Color has both a parallel and serial interface. If you install an optional interface card in its interface slot, you can use up to three interfaces.

When you select Auto Selection, the printer automatically selects the interface that is receiving data, and uses that interface until the end of the print job. (A print job ends when no data is received from the selected interface for the amount of time specified in the Auto interface wait mode setting described below.) This auto interface selection allows you to share the printer with up to three computers.

If you don't know what type of interface your computer requires, check your computer manual.

Auto interface wait mode

When you select Auto I/F mode in the Interface mode option, you can set interface time-out to 10 seconds or 30 seconds.

The printer does not accept data from another interface unless it receives no data from the current interface for the period set in I/F time-out.

Character table

Character tables contain the characters and symbols used by different languages. The printer prints text with the selected character table.

Changing the default settings

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

1. Make sure the printer is turned off and paper is loaded in the sheet feeder.

2. Hold down the Economy/Condensed button and turn on the printer to enter the default-setting mode.

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.
Language Font
English Courier
French Roman T(PS)
German Sans Serif H (PS)
Italian Roman
Spanish San Serif

After you press the Alt button, the printer prints the current default settings and the next instruction in the language you selected.

4. To move to the feature you want to change, press the Font button until the Courier, Roman T (PS), and Sans Serif H (PS) lights indicate the appropriate selection.

Menu Courier light Roman T light Sans Serif light
  Print direction on off off
  Network interface mode off on off
  Auto line feed on on off
  Loading position off off on
  Interface mode on off on
  Auto interface off on on
  Character table on on on

For example, if you want to change the loading position setting, press the Font button until the Courier and Roman T lights are off and the Sans Serif H light is on.

  1. Then after the font lights indicate your selection, press the Alt button until the Operate, Data, and Paper Out lights match your desired setting as shown in the tables below.
Menu Settings Operate light Data light Paper out light
  Print direction Auto on off off
    Bi-d off on off
    Uni-d off off on
  Network interface mode off off off off
    on on off off
  Auto line feed off off off off
    on on off off
  Loading position 3mm off off off
    8.5mm on off off
  Interface mode Auto on off off
    Parallel off on off
    Serial on on off
    Option off off on
  Auto interface wait mode 10 seconds off off off
    30 seconds on off off
  Character Table Italic USA off off off
    Italic France on off off
    Italic Germany blinking off off
    Italic UK off on off
    Italic Denmark on on off
    Italic Sweden blinking on off
    Italic Italy off blinking off
    Italic Spain on blinking off
    PC 437 blinking blinking off
    PC 850 off off on
    PC 860 on off on
    PC 863 blinking off on
    PC 865 off on on
    PC 861 on on on
    BRASCII blinking on on
    Abicomp off blinking on
  1. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to change as many default settings as desired.
  2. Exit the default-setting mode by turning off the printer.

Epson Stylus Color Interfaces


Availability: Standard

Connection: Centronics Female

Activation: Default


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Connection: 9 pin AppleTalk/LocalTalk

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