I print a lot of CDs/DVDs and sometimes I will run 10 and they will print perfectly all in a row. Other times, after each print, both power and paper buttons blink and I have to turn printer off and then back on and request print again. It will always do the first print fine, but periodically and even quite frequently...when I'm doing a lot of prints it will go this process of blinking and me restarting the printer. I've tried rebooting and that sometimes helps, but any other suggestions?
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Re: Paper & Power button blinking after each print
Sure, there is a utility program called SSC utility for epson. IT allows you to override errors, freeze ink levels, and more. I'd say download it, and on the menu, go to extras and choose "soft reset". Only do this out of warranty though, as it will void your warranty. BUT it works GREAT!!!
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Sometimes these disks reach the end of their life after a couple of uses and can no longer erase/write. CDs and DVDs have a shelf life of about 10 years, but sometimes data can be lost in as little as 2 years. CDs and DVDs are best for storing music and video, where loss of data bits is not noticable. Back up critical data files in several media types (Hard disk, CD, DVD, Flash drive) to prevent loss.
Connectivity and Compatibility: PC-less function - No Index Sheet - No Connectivity - Card Slot - No Connectivity - USB Cable - Yes Connectivity - Wireless - No Interfaces - USB 2.0 Hi-Speed OS Support - Windows 2000/XP/XP-x64 Edition/Vista Mac OS 10.3.9 or later with USB Network - No Adobe Postscript - No Memory Card Backup - No
Ink Cartridges: INKdividual - Yes Ink Cartridge Model - 85N Ink Series (Standard Capacity)
Media: Media Model - S041926E1; S041927E1; S041863; S041464E1; S041285; S042070; S041925; S041332; S041786, S041259
Paper Handling: Max. Paper Size - A4 BorderFree - Yes Max. Paper Capacity - 120 sheets Roll Paper - No Tractor Feed - No
Cartridge Model(s): 85N (Standard Capacity Black Ink) - Approx 540 pages (ISO/IEC 24711 and 24712 Test Suite) Page Yield (pages): 85N (Standard Capacity Colour Ink)* - Approx 860 pages (ISO/IEC 24711 and 24712 Test Suite)
Unless a printer is specifically designed to PRINT on CDs or DVDS, that's the problem. Usually a program called "LightScribe" is used to print on CDs or DVDs right in your DVD/CD Drive. For printers, use a Self Adhesive DVD/CD PAPER Label(s) that you can buy in the store. Inserting DVDs or CDs through a printer can really mess them up and Damage the rollers inside!
there r various modes in the printer in which u have to print .and that u have to select.as you said it is printing properly on ordinary paper.the printer is perfect.the photo paper have less soaking power that ordinary paper.as the photo paper can consume ink but not so quickly as ordinary paper.
u just change that printmode and then check out how it prints.
for example the modes r ----------best mode printing.
better mode printing.
fine mode printing
normal mode printing.
draft mode printing
economy mode printing.
now i f u print in best mode it will consume lots of ink but will take lots of time to print.
if u select normal mode it will consume less ink and print quickly.
u can change the settings in printer properties.
Disconnect the printer from the computer. Turn it off & make sure the CD/DVD tray is closed then turn it back on.
Here's generic instruction for you:
If you are receiving an error pertaining to the CD TRAY NOT BEING INSERTED CORRECTLY, please do the following:
Recommendations: -Don't force the CD/DVD tray into the printer. -Make sure your printer is powered on, and the output tray is in the upper position. -Please ensure there is at least 3 inches of space behind the printer, or the CD tray may eject.
Included, are the correct CD/DVD loading instructions. Please follow the instructions below:
CD/DVD LOADING: 1. Ensure the printer is powered on. Remove any paper from the sheet feeder. 2. Push in the paper support extension on the printer, and close the paper support. 3. Push in the output tray extensions, but leave the tray open. 4. Lift the output tray. Place one hand on the top of the printer, and pull up on the output tray until it stops. Lay the tray down in the upper position. 5. Place the CD or DVD into the CD TRAY with the white (or printable) side facing up. Note: To print on small 8cm CDs, please place the small CD ring on the tray first, then place the CD inside the ring. 6. Slide the tray into the tray guides located in the output tray. Push in the guide until the arrow on the tray matches up to the arrow on the tray guide. 7. Press the PAPER button to load the CD/DVD into the printing position. The CD is correctly loaded when the printer's POWER button stops flashing.
General tips for CD and DVD printing: -Burn data/video/images onto CDs or DVDs before attempting to print on them. -Do not use thermal-printable or regular CDs or DVDs in the printer. -Moisture or fingerprints on the printable surface of the CD may cause marks or smearing to appear after printing. -All printable inkjet media is different. Some surfaces will absorb ink better than others. If output appears banded, faded, or streaky, print a Nozzle Check pattern to confirm that all colors of ink are printing completely. If the ink does not completely dry or smears after 24 hours curing time, you may need to use the Epson Print CD tools to adjust (lower) the print density. -The only supported resolution for CD/DVD printing is 1440 dpi (aka "Photo") -Borderless printing and printing on the "inner circle" (plastic around central hole) of CDs is not supported. -Do not use the "print preview" feature provided by the Epson printer driver as it will only show the image on a blank field and does not offer a clear indicator of where the image will print. -The Epson Print CD software works best with JPG images and may not import some TIFF images.
I'm running Vista and I thought there MUST be a way to print envelopes! So, this is how I figured out how to print envelopes perfectly! No doubt, this would be how the manual would instruct, but it's apparent that none of us are able to locate our printed copies, right? Guilty as charged!
Slide paper tray out; remove paper you have loaded in your tray. Set envelope in tray (face down, with top of envelope flush left) and adjust both side bars (designated as "1" in paper tray diagram - visible when all paper is removed from paper tray) so that they are flush against envelope. Slide back bar (designated as "2" in paper tray diagram - visible when all paper is removed from paper tray) so that it is flush with edge of envelope. Click print.
Believe defaults are set to #10 envelope. Envelope options - check / click on the following: face up, clockwise rotation and "Feed from" Auto Select. Click on / highlight the 5th envelope depicted in the top row of envelope examples.