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Users Guide

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Copyright and Trademarks 2

Copyright and Trademarks

No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Seiko Epson Corporation. No patent liability is assumed with respect to the use of the information contained herein. While every precaution has been taken in the preparation of this book, Seiko Epson Corporation assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions. Neither is any liability assumed for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein.

Neither Seiko Epson Corporation nor its affiliates shall be liable to the purchaser of this product or third parties for damages, losses, costs, or expenses incurred by purchaser or third parties as a result of: accident, misuse, or abuse of this product or unauthorized modifications, repairs, or alterations to this product, or (excluding the U.S.) failure to strictly comply with Seiko Epson Corporations operating and maintenance instructions.

Seiko Epson Corporation shall not be liable against any damages or problems arising from the use of any options or any consumable products other than those designated as Original Epson Products or Epson Approved Products by Seiko Epson Corporation.

EPSON is a registered trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation in Japan and other countries/regions.

Microsoft, Windows, Windows Vista, and Windows Server are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

General Notice: Other product names used herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. Epson disclaims any and all rights in those marks.

NOTICE: The contents of this manual are subject to change without notice.

2010 Seiko Epson Corporation. All rights reserved.

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Copyright and Trademarks

Important Notice and Safety Instructions

Important Note . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Setting up the Product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Choosing a Place for the Product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Using the Product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Handling Ink Cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Notice for CD/DVD/BD Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Concerning Incidental Loss Arising out of Use of this Product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 About Usage Limitation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 WARNING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 FCC Compliance Statement For American Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 For Canadian Users. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Indication of the manufacturer and the importer in accordance with requirements of directive

2011/65/EU (RoHS) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Warnings, Cautions, and Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

Chapter 1 Using Your Software

System Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Using the Product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Screens and Procedures in This Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Setting a Working Folder and Log . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Adding the Product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Setting for Notification of Job Completion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Overview of Applications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

EPSON Total Disc Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 EPSON Total Disc Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 EPSON Total Disc Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Using EPSON Total Disc Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Starting EPSON Total Disc Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Getting Information through Online Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Overview of Printer Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Accessing the Printer Driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Getting Information through Online Help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

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Uninstalling Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Chapter 2 Publishing Discs

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Turning Power On/off. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Overview of Publish Modes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Drive Settings (except for Read Back mode). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Drive Settings (for Read Back mode) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Printer Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Notice for Disc Writing and Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Precautions for Duplicating Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Printing on Discs with a Commercially Available Software Package . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Notice for Barcode Printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Standard Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Loading Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Accessing EPSON Total Disc Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Registering Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Creating Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Making the Stacker Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Publishing Discs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Low-Volume Mode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Loading Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Accessing EPSON Total Disc Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Registering Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Creating Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Making the Stacker Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Publishing Discs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Read Back Mode (Only for PP-50BD) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Loading Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Accessing EPSON Total Disc Maker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Setting Read Back . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Setting the Publish Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Publishing Discs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65

Taking Out Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Pausing Publishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Resuming Publishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69 Canceling Publishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Priority Publishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

Chapter 3 Replacing Ink Cartridges

Checking the Ink Cartridge Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72

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Precautions on Ink Cartridge Replacement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Replacing an Ink Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Chapter 4 Maintaining Your Product

Checking the Print Head Nozzles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Using the Nozzle Check Utility. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78

Cleaning the Print Head. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Using the Head Cleaning Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Using the Product Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81

Aligning the Print Head . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Using the Print Head Alignment Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Correcting the Printing Position . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Using the Correcting the Printing Position Utility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83

Cleaning Your Product. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Cleaning the Exterior of the Product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84 Cleaning the Interior of the Product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Cleaning the Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Getting Maintenance Information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Transporting Your Product. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Chapter 5 Troubleshooting

Diagnosing the Problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Error Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 EPSON Total Disc Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

Checking Product Status . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96 Using EPSON Total Disc Monitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96

Disc or the Disc Tray Does Not Feed Correctly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Disc Does Not Feed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98 Multiple Disc Feeds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99 Disc Jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99

Writing/Reading Problem. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Cannot Write to/Read from the Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100

Print Quality Problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101 Horizontal Banding. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Vertical Misalignment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Banding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Incorrect or Missing Colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Blurry or Smeared Printout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103

Miscellaneous Printout Problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Incorrect or Garbled Characters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Incorrect Margins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104

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Printout Has a Slight Slant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Printed Side is Smeared or Scuffed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Printing is too Slow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Ink Adheres to the Recording Surface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105

The Product Does Not Function . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 All Lights Are Off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Lights Came On and then Went Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Only the Power Light is On . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 The Ink Light is Flashing or is On after you Replace the Cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Software Cannot be Installed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Ink Pad Nearly Full Message is Displayed by the Software. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Disc Cannot be Published . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Disc Information Cannot be Read . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 Drive of the Product is not Displayed when You Click "Safely Remove Hardware" Icon. . . 107

Appendix A Where To Get Help

Contacting Customer Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Before Contacting Epson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Help for Users in the United States and Canada . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108 Help for Users in the Europe (EMEA) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Help for Users in Australia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Help for Users in Southeast Asia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109

Appendix B Product Information

Product Parts and Control Panel Functions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Product Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 Control Panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114

Ink and Disc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Ink Cartridges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

Technical Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Discs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Ink Cartridges. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Job Processing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Printing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121 Write Speed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Mechanical. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Electrical . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Environmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Standards and Approvals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123

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Lifetime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124

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Important Notice and Safety Instructions

Important Note

You may use the software to operate the EPSON products. You may use the EPSON PP-50BD/PP-50 to copy materials onto media, including but not limited to CDs, DVDs, and BDs. You agree to respect the rights of copyright owners. EPSON shall have no liability for, and you shall hold EPSON harmless from, any copyright infringement by you or your employees, representatives, or agents.

Important Safety Instructions

Read all the instructions in this section before using the product. Also, be sure to follow all warnings and instructions marked on the product.

Setting up the Product

Observe the following when setting up the product:

Do not block or cover the vents and openings in the product.

Use only the type of power source indicated on the products label.

Use only the power cord that comes with the product. Use of another cord may result in fire or electric shock.

The products power cord is for use with this product only. Use with other equipment may result in fire or electric shock.

Be sure the AC power cord meets the relevant local safety standard.

For safety reasons, make sure to ground the power cord.

Avoid using outlets on the same circuit as photocopiers or air control systems that regularly switch on and off.

Avoid electrical outlets controlled by wall switches or automatic timers.

Keep the entire computer system away from potential sources of electromagnetic interference, such as loudspeakers or the base units of cordless telephones.

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Do not use a damaged or frayed power cord.

If you use an extension cord with the product, make sure that the total ampere rating of the devices plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the cords ampere rating. Also, make sure that the total ampere rating of all devices plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the wall outlets ampere rating.

Do not attempt to service the product yourself.

Unplug the product and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions: The power cord or plug is damaged; liquid has entered the product; the product has been dropped or the casing is damaged; the product does not operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance.

If you plan to use the product in Germany, the building installation must be protected by a 10 or 16 amp circuit breaker to provide adequate short-circuit protection and over-current protection for the product.

When connecting the product to a computer or other device with a cable, ensure the correct orientation of the connectors. Each connector has only one correct orientation. Inserting a connector in the wrong orientation may damage both devices connected by the cable.

If damage occurs to the plug, replace the cord set or consult a qualified electrician. If there are fuses in the plug, make sure you replace them with fuses of the correct size and rating.

Commercially available replacement drives do not function on this product.

Do not put any heavy object or load on the product. Excessive loads can cause a malfunction.

Choosing a Place for the Product

Observe the following when choosing a place for the product:

Place the product on a flat, stable surface that extends beyond the base of the product in all directions. If you place the product by the wall, leave more than 10 cm (3.94") between the back of the product and the wall. The product will not operate properly if it is tilted at an angle.

Leave enough space in front of the product for the disc cover to be fully opened.

Avoid places subject to rapid changes in temperature and humidity. Also, keep the product away from direct sunlight, strong light, or heat sources.

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Avoid places subject to dust, shocks, vibrations, or cigarette smoke.

Leave enough room around the product to allow for sufficient ventilation.

Place the product near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged.

Using the Product

Observe the following when using the product:

Do not insert objects in the product.

Take care not to spill liquid on the product.

Do not use aerosol products that contain flammable gases inside or around this product. Doing so may cause fire.

Always turn the product off using the P power button. When this button is pressed, the power light flashes. Do not unplug the product or turn off the power to the outlet

until the power light stops flashing.

Leave the ink cartridges installed. Removing the cartridges can dry out the print head and may prevent the product from printing.

Before closing the disc cover, make sure that there is no disc left near stacker 3 and that discs in stacker 3 are not slanted. Otherwise, an error may occur when you close the disc cover.

Be careful not to trap your fingers when closing the disc cover.

The product uses galvanized sheet metal, and this may cause rusting at the edges; however, this does not cause any harm to the function of the product.

Do not place any drink or liquid on the product as penetration by liquid inside the product will cause a malfunction.

For PP-50BD: Do not open disc cover while running a job (busy indicator is flashing), unless the application instructs you to add or remove discs. This may affect write quality or print quality. Also, for safety reasons, do not put your hands inside the product while it is beeping, as the arm is still moving.

For PP-50: When you have opened the disc cover while running a job (busy indicator is flashing), make sure that internal light has turned off and that the arm has stopped moving before performing any operation such as loading or taking out discs. Do not put your hands inside the product or operate stackers while the arm is moving. Also, open and close the disc cover gently.

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The product cannot be used as a shared printer using the Windows sharing setting.

Handling Ink Cartridges

Observe the following when handling the ink cartridges:

Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children. Do not allow children to drink from or handle the cartridges.

Do not shake ink cartridges; this can cause leakage.

Be careful when you handle used ink cartridges, as there may be some ink remaining around the ink supply port. If ink gets on your skin, wash the area thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. If discomfort or vision problems remain after a thorough flushing, see a doctor immediately.

Do not remove or tear the label on the cartridge; this can cause leakage.

Install the ink cartridge immediately after you remove it from its package. If you leave a cartridge unpacked for a long time before using it, normal printing may not be possible.

Use the ink cartridge before the expiration date printed on its package.

Do not dismantle ink cartridges or try to refill them. This could damage the print head.

After bringing an ink cartridge inside from a cold storage site, allow it to warm up at room temperature for at least three hours before using it.

Store ink cartridges in a cool, dark place.

Do not touch the green IC chip on the side of the cartridge. Doing so may prevent normal operation and printing.

The IC chip on this ink cartridge retains a variety of cartridge-related information, such as the ink cartridge status, so that the cartridge may be removed and reinserted freely. However, each time the cartridge is inserted, some ink is consumed because the product automatically performs a reliability check.

Do not place ink cartridges with the ink supply area facing down. This may result in ink leakage. Also, dirt attached to the ink supply area may result in the product not functioning properly.

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Notice for CD/DVD/BD Discs

Before using the product, an operation check should be conducted to ensure the units functionality. Also, back up the data on the CD/DVD/BD, if needed. Data may be damaged or lost in the following cases:

-Influence of static or electrical noise -Incorrect usage -Malfunction or repair -Damage due to natural disaster

Epson does not hold any responsibility for lost or damaged data, due to causes not limited to those listed above, even the product is in its warranty period.

Concerning Incidental Loss Arising out of Use of this Product

Should the expected results from this product, including bundled software, not be obtained, we cannot compensate for incidental loss arising from that fact, such as expenses required for use of this product and lost earnings that would have been gained through the use of this product.

About Usage Limitation

When this product is used for applications requiring high reliability / safety, such as transportation devices related to aviation, rail, marine, automotive, etc.; disaster prevention devices; various safety devices, etc.; or functional / precision devices, etc., you should use this product only after giving consideration to including fail-safes and redundancies into your design to maintain safety and total system reliability. Because this product was not intended for use in applications requiring extremely high reliability / safety, such as aerospace equipment, main communication equipment, nuclear power control equipment, or medical equipment related to direct medical care, etc., please make your own judgment on this products suitability after a full evaluation.

When copying a CD, DVD, or BD, you must meet the conditions that the work recorded on the discs does not have a copyright, that you have a copyright for the work, that you have received permission from the author, or that copying of the work onto the discs is legally approved. Copying of a CD, DVD, BD without meeting these conditions is illegal and should not be done.

This product is for business use and not for household use.

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WARNING

This is a Class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures. The connection of a non-shielded interface cable to this product will invalidate the EMC standards of this device. You are cautioned that changes or modifications not expressly approved by Seiko Epson Corporation could void your authority to operate the equipment.

FCC Compliance Statement For American Users

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.

For Canadian Users

This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

Indication of the manufacturer and the importer in accordance with requirements of directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS)

Manufacturer: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION

Address: 3-5, Owa 3-chome, Suwa-shi, Nagano-ken 392-8502 Japan

http://www.epson.com/

Importer: EPSON EUROPE B.V.

Address: Azi building, Atlas ArenA, Hoogoorddreef 5, 1101 BA Amsterdam Zuidoost The Netherlands

http://www.epson.com/europe.html

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Warnings, Cautions, and Notes

Warnings, Cautions, and Notes in this User's Guide as indicated below have the following meanings.

w Warnings must be followed carefully to avoid bodily injury.

c Cautions must be observed to avoid damage to your equipment.

Notes contain important information and useful tips on the operation of the product.

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Chapter 1

Using Your Software

System Requirements

Using the Product

Windows requirements

To use this product, you must have any of the following Windows operating systems installed.

Operating system Windows XP (32 bit, SP3 or later) Home Edition/Professional

Windows Vista (32 bit/64 bit, SP2 or later) Home Basic/Home Premium/Business/Enterprise/ Ultimate

Windows 7 (32 bit/64 bit, SP1 or later) Home Premium/Professional/Enterprise/Ultimate

Windows 8 (32 bit/64 bit) Windows 8 Pro (32 bit/64 bit) Windows 8.1 (32 bit/64 bit) Windows 8.1 Pro (32 bit/64 bit) Windows Server 2003 (32 bit, SP2 or later)

Standard/Enterprise Windows Server 2003 R2 (32 bit, SP2 or later)

Standard/Enterprise Windows Server 2008 (32 bit/64 bit, SP2 or later)

Standard/Enterprise Windows Server 2008 R2 (64 bit, SP1 or later)

Standard/Enterprise Windows Server 2012 (64 bit)

Standard/Essentials Windows Server 2012 R2 (64 bit)

Standard/Essentials

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CPU Windows XP Windows Vista Windows 7/Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2003 R2

PP-50: Intel Pentium 4 (or compatible processor) 1.4 GHz or faster processor

PP-50BD: Core DuoT2700/Core2Duo E6300 or more (or compatible processor)

Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 R2

PP-50: Intel Pentium 4 (or compatible processor) 2.0 GHz or faster processor PP-50BD: Core DuoT2700/Core2Duo E6300 or more (or compatible processor)

Memory Windows XP Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2003 R2

PP-50: 512 MB or more

PP-50BD: 1 GB or more

Windows Vista Windows 7 32 bit Windows 8 32 bit Windows 8.1 32 bit

1 GB or more

Windows 7 64 bit Windows 8 64 bit Windows 8.1 64 bit Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 R2 Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 R2

2 GB or more

HDD available space

Windows XP PP-50: 10 GB or more

PP-50BD: 100 GB or more

Windows Server 2003 Windows Server 2003 R2

PP-50: 12.9 GB or more

PP-50BD: 100 GB or more

Windows Vista PP-50: 25 GB or more

PP-50BD: 100 GB or more

Windows 7 32 bit Windows 8 32 bit Windows 8.1 32 bit

PP-50: 26 GB or more

PP-50BD: 100 GB or more

Windows 7 64 bit Windows 8 64 bit Windows 8.1 64 bit

PP-50: 30 GB or more

PP-50BD: 100 GB or more

Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2008 R2

PP-50: 50 GB or more

PP-50BD: 100 GB or more

Windows Server 2012 Windows Server 2012 R2

170 GB or more

HDD rotation speed 7200 rpm or faster

Interface USB 2.0 Compatible with USB 2.0 standard Ensure Hi-Speed USB performance

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Note: If your file system is FAT, you may not write to a DVD/BD.

ATI South Bridge chip set IPX460 or earlier is incompatible with this product.

Refer to the URLs listed on pages Help for Users in the United States and Canada on page 108 and Help for Users in the Europe (EMEA) on page 109 for chip sets that are not supported.

The product may not function properly where third party writing software is installed, anti-virus software is installed, or another USB device is connected.

Use a CD/DVD drive that supports commands and operations compatible with MMC 4.0 or higher and can read subchannel data as a source drive for copying.

Only for the PP-50BD: Use a BD drive that supports commands and operations compatible with MMC 5.0 or higher and can read subchannel data as a source drive for copying BDs.

Screens and Procedures in This Guide

Unless otherwise indicated, this guide explains using procedures and screens for Windows Vista.

Display XGA (1024 x 768 pixels) or higher 65,536 colors or more

Other Making music CD: Requires sound device with appropriate driver installed.

Windows Media Player 6.4 or higher must be installed.

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Setting a Working Folder and Log

After the software installation, create a Working Folder on the hard disk for the disc publishing operation. You can also set for log files. Log files are useful for service and support of the product.

Note: These settings are reflected for all the CD/DVD/BD publishers registered (except for the PP-100N).

1. Select Start ( ) - All Programs - EPSON Total Disc Maker - EPSON Total Disc Setup.

The EPSON Total Disc Setup will start.

2. Select Common Setting for Publishing from the Tool menu.

The Common Setting for Publishing screen will appear.

3. Click Browse to select a folder to create a Working Folder.

Note: Select a drive with sufficient free space. For information on the necessary HDD space, see the following section. & See System Requirements on page 15.

4. Check the checkbox for Save publication log if you want to save the usage history of the product.

Note: When the log files saved in the computer exceed 200MB, the older ones will be deleted (starting with the oldest one) to make room for new ones.

5. Click OK.

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Adding the Product

Use the EPSON Total Disc Setup to add the product (CD/DVD/BD publisher) to the computer.

Note: The product must be added when the connection point (port) is set manually. However, the product does not need to be added when the connection point (port) is set automatically.

1. Make sure that the product is connected to the computer via the USB cable and that the product is turned on.

2. Select Start ( ) - All Programs - EPSON Total Disc Maker - EPSON Total Disc Setup.

The EPSON Total Disc Setup will start.

3. Click Add.

4. Select Local CD/DVD/BD publisher, and then click Next.

5. Select the product to be added from CD/DVD/BD Publisher List, then click Next.

6. Enter any name and click OK.

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Setting for Notification of Job Completion

A setting can be made to display a message on the screen that notifies you that a job (or jobs) is finished.

Note: This setting is reflected for all the CD/DVD/BD publishers registered.

1. Select Start ( ) - All Programs - EPSON Total Disc Maker - EPSON Total Disc Setup.

The EPSON Total Disc Setup will start.

2. Select Common Setting for Publishing from the Tool menu.

The Common Setting for Publishing screen will appear.

3. Click Notification Settings tab.

The Notification Settings screen will appear.

4. Check Display message box for Notification Method.

5. Select either one of the options for Notification when a job is finished.

6. Click OK.

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Overview of Applications

The EPSON Total Disc Maker software included with the product allows you to write or copy CDs/DVDs/BDs, create CD/DVD/BD labels, and publish CDs/DVDs/BDs. It also allows you to obtain data from CDs/DVDs/BDs.

Note: To write, copy, or print on BDs is possible only with the PP-50BD.

To obtain data from CDs/DVDs/BDs is possible only with the PP-50BD.

EPSON Total Disc Maker

EPSON Total Disc Maker lets you write or copy CDs/DVDs/BDs and print CD/DVD/BD labels. With the PP-50BD, you can also read data from CDs/DVDs/BDs and store it in a HDD. The process used for these actions is called "Publish" in the EPSON Total Disc Maker program.

EPSON Total Disc Monitor

EPSON Total Disc Monitor is a utility that monitors the product and gives you information about its current status. Using EPSON Total Disc Monitor, you can also pause/cancel jobs or change the order of jobs to be processed.

EPSON Total Disc Setup

EPSON Total Disc Setup is a utility to register the product to the computer and to set basic settings to publish CDs/DVDs/BDs, such as settings for the publish mode, stackers, and drive.

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Using EPSON Total Disc Maker

Use EPSON Total Disc Maker to do the following:

Writing data to BDs, data to DVDs, video to DVDs, data to CDs, music to CDs, music and data to CDs, or video to CDs, copying CDs/DVDs/BDs, or reading back data in CDs/DVDs/BDs.

Creating and editing CD/DVD/BD labels.

Note: To write, copy, or print on BDs is possible only with the PP-50BD.

To read data from CDs/DVDs/BDs is possible only with the PP-50BD.

Starting EPSON Total Disc Maker

Click Start ( ), point to All Programs, click EPSON Total Disc Maker, and then click EPSON Total Disc Maker.

Getting Information through Online Help

You can access online help for EPSON Total Disc Maker from the software or from the Windows Start menu.

In window of EPSON Total Disc Maker, EPSON Total Disc Monitor, or EPSON Total Disc Setup, click the button to display online help for each utility.

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Overview of Printer Driver

The printer driver lets you choose from a wide variety of settings to get the best printing results.

Accessing the Printer Driver

You can access the printer driver from EPSON Total Disc Maker, EPSON Total Disc Setup, most Windows-based applications, and the Windows Start menu.

If displayed from EPSON Total Disc Maker The settings are only reflected in EPSON Total Disc Maker. The settings are lost when you exit EPSON Total Disc Maker.

If displayed from EPSON Total Disc Setup or the Start menu The information you set is saved as the printer driver settings, and after this, it is reflected in the printer settings for EPSON Total Disc Maker and all other applications.

Refer to the following sections to access the printer driver.

From EPSON Total Disc Maker

1. Click Start ( ), point to All Programs,click EPSON Total Disc Maker, and then click EPSON Total Disc Maker.

2. Select Print Settings from Tool menu.

From EPSON Total Disc Setup

1. Click Start ( ), point to All Programs,click EPSON Total Disc Maker, and then click EPSON Total Disc Setup.

2. Select CD/DVD/BD Publisher, and then click Properties.

From Windows applications

1. Click Print or Print Setup in the File menu.

2. In the window that appears, click Printer, Setup, Options, Preferences, or Properties. (Depending on your application, you may need to click one or a combination of these buttons.)

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From the Start menu

1. Click Start ( ), Control Panel, then Printers.

2. Right-click EPSON PP-50PRN, then click Printing Preferences in the menu.

Getting Information through Online Help

You can access online help for items in the printer driver from your application or from the Windows Start menu. & See Accessing the Printer Driver on page 23.

In the printer driver window, try one of the following procedures.

Right-click the item, then select Help.

Click Help.

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Uninstalling Software

You can uninstall the software by following the steps below.

Note: You may be asked for an administrator password or confirmation when uninstalling the

software. When asked for a password, enter the password to proceed with the operation.

In Windows XP or Windows Server 2003, log onto Windows as a user with administrator privileges (belonging to the administrator group) to uninstall the software.

When installing the software, various Microsoft components may be installed. Some of them may not be uninstalled when uninstalling the software.

1. Close all applications.

2. Click Start ( ), and then select Control Panel.

3. Click Uninstall a program.

4. Choose EPSON Total Disc Maker, and then click Uninstall.

Note: If you cannot perform the uninstallation due to any problem, uninstall the software by double-clicking setup.exe in Discproducer Utility & Documents Disc.

5. When the confirmation message appears, click Yes.

6. Follow the on-screen instructions.

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Chapter 2

Publishing Discs

Introduction

This section guides you through the procedures for creating, printing, and reading discs.

Note: For information on discs, see the following section. & See Discs on page 116.

Turning Power On/off

This section describes how to turn on/off power.

Turning power on

1. Connect the power cable.

2. Press P Power button until the power light flashes.

Power light flashes in green, then stays on.

Turning power off

Press the P Power button. The Power light will flash in green then turn off; then power is turned off.

c Caution: Fan will operate after turning power off, but it will automatically stop after 15 minutes.

If the product is operating, wait for 10 seconds after operation is stopped; then turn off power.

The product may not be recognized by the computer when the power is turned back on while fan is operating. In this case, disconnect the USB cable and connect it again.

Note: If turning off the product while power on the PC is on, follow the procedure below. If the product

is turned off without following the procedure, data in the PC maybe damaged. 1. If Total Disc Maker, Total Disc Monitor, or Total Disc Setup is running, close the software. 2. Double click "Safely Remove Hardware" on the task tray. 3. Select a drive on the product and select Stop.

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Overview of Publish Modes

Writing data to CDs/DVDs/BDs, printing labels that you created/edited, and reading data from CDs/DVDs/BDs are called Publish in EPSON Total Disc Maker.

Note: To write, copy, or print on BDs is possible only with the PP-50BD.

To read data from CDs/DVDs/BDs is possible only with the PP-50BD.

Standard Mode

This mode uses stacker 1 as the input stacker, and stacker 2 or 3 as the output stacker.

When stacker 2 is selected as the output stacker, up to 50 CDs/DVDs/BDs can be created at once. Also, if you refill discs in the input stacker and take out published discs from the output stacker at the same time, up to 1000 CDs/DVDs/BDs can be published in a single job.

& See Standard Mode on page 33.

Low-Volume Mode

This mode uses stacker 1 and 2 as the input stackers, and stacker 3 as the output stacker.

Different types of discs (CD, DVD, or BD) can be loaded into each of the 2 stackers and can create different types of discs. This is ideal for creating small batches of discs at once.

If the same type of discs are loaded into stacker 1 and 2 and Auto is selected for the input stacker setting, up to 100 CDs/DVDs/BDs can be continuously published by taking out published discs without refilling discs.

Up to 1000 CDs/DVDs/BDs can be continuously published in a single job by refilling discs and taking out published discs.

& See Low-Volume Mode on page 45

Read Back Mode (only for PP-50BD)

This mode uses stacker 1 as the input stacker, and stacker 2 as the output stacker.

Data in upto 50 CDs/DVDs/BDs in stacker 1 can be read at once. You can store the data in your local/network HDD as files or a disc image file.

& See Read Back Mode (Only for PP-50BD) on page 58

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Drive Settings (except for Read Back mode)

Number of write retries

Select 0 to 9 for the Number of write retries.

The Number of write retries is a setting to retry writing if a write error occurs.

Setting the Number of write retries will enable the job to continue without pausing if a write error occurs.

Drive Settings (for Read Back mode)

No. of read back errors allowed

Select 0 to 9 for the No. of read back errors allowed.

Setting the No. of read back errors allowed will enable jobs to continue without pausing until the set number of read back errors continuously occur. When a read back error occurs, the disc will be ejected as an error disc and reading the next disc will be processed.

Continue publishing regardless of the occurrence of read back errors

If you check this checkbox, no matter how many times a read back error occurs, the jobs will continue without pausing. When a read back error occurs, disc will be ejected as an error disc and reading the next disc will be processed.

Printer Settings

Printer name

Select Printer Name.

Note: When changing the printer name, do not use Unicode characters. The device will not be recognized correctly.

Failure error mark

If you check this check box, an error mark will be printed on any disc with a write error. This is useful to identify the disc which encountered the write error.

The disc with the write error will be ejected to stacker 3.

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Note: The error mark will not be printed in the following cases.

The job was canceled

An incorrect disc type was found in the stacker

Fatal error

Not enough ink was left to print the error mark

Notice for Disc Writing and Printing

Store the stacker out of direct sunlight. A warped or damaged stacker may stop the product from operating normally.

Use only CDs/DVDs/BDs labeled as suitable for printing, for example Printable on the label surface or Printable with ink jet printers.

For more details on handling discs and for guidelines for writing data to discs, refer to your CD/DVD/BD documentation.

When using the product for the first time after storing it for a long time or after an error, missing dots or ink stains may appear and print quality may be reduced. If publishing a large number of discs, check print quality by publishing one disc in advance. If any dots are missing, run head cleaning.

When writing and printing discs separately, it is recommended to print after writing. If you write discs after printing, ink may cause discs to stick to each other and result in a transport error, or dirt, stains, or scratches on the disc may cause a write error.

Printing on rib area may result in ink sticking, disc sticking, or color loss.

Try to test print on a spare disc, and check the printed surface after waiting for one full day, especially before printing a large number of discs.

After printing the first copy, check the print quality to see if any dots are missing.

Before using or touching the printed surface of your discs, make sure they are completely dry and keep them out of direct sunlight.

If the printed surface is sticky even after it has dried, do the following. 1. Change label type. 2. Change color saturation level. 3. Change the disc.

Moisture on the printable surface may cause smearing.

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If you print on the matte label type of Epson specified CDs, set Label Type to CD/DVD Label.

If you print on the matte label type of Epson specified DVDs, set Label Type to CD/DVD Premium Label.

When using Epson specified discs, only [1] can be selected for Print Mode setting.

Reprinting on the same disc may not improve the print quality.

Be sure to clean the inside of the stacker before using it if there is any dirt.

Please check disc before printing, as the size of the receptor may vary.

Ink may not bond if printed outside the receptor.

If the product is operating, wait for 10 seconds after the operation is finished, and then turn the power off.

Data may be lost depending on the disc or storing condition; therefore, store important data on multiple discs. Epson does not guarantee the data against loss.

Do not insert an object like a screwdriver or clip into the drive slot as this may cause a malfunction.

A published CD/DVD/BD may not be readable on another type of drive or player due to compatibility.

The quality of the blank disc determines print and write/read quality. It is recommended to use only the specified disc type.

It is recommended that you run a compare while writing data.

Making a backup is recommended if the data is important. Recorded data may degrade over long storing periods. It is recommended to make backups periodically.

Do not shock or vibrate the product while reading or writing, as this may result in malfunction of the drive or make the disc unusable.

Do not use a cracked, warped, or deformed disc because it may break in pieces inside the product and cause malfunction or injury.

A disc may become unreadable or unwritable if it has a small scratch or dirt; therefore, please handle it with care.

Hold disc by the edge, and do not touch either surface.

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The completed job display of EPSON Total Disc Monitor shows the number of successes, number of failures, and number of discs printed.

Do not use discs with lens cleaner, a label sticker, or condensation on them as it may cause mechanical error or malfunction.

If the file system of the computer used is FAT, DVD/BD writing may not be possible.

Precautions for Duplicating Discs

Please use a CD/DVD drive that supports MMC 4.0-compatible commands and operates in conformity with MMC 4.0 as a source drive for copying. (Please check the Epson website for a list of drives for which operation has been verified.)

Only for the PP-50BD: Please use a BD drive that supports MMC 5.0-compatible commands and operates in conformity with MMC 5.0 as a source drive for copying BDs. (Please check the Epson website for a list of drives for which operation has been verified.)

Copying CDs/DVDs/BDs may not be possible depending on the type of CD/DVD/BD source drive used. If problems occur, please try using a different CD/DVD/BD source drive for copying.

If the source disc is a multi-session CD/DVD/BD, it cannot be copied.

If the source disc is a packet-written CD, it cannot be copied.

Printing on Discs with a Commercially Available Software Package

When you print on CDs/DVDs/BDs with a commercially available software package that supports CD/DVD/BD printing, you have to make the following settings.

Notice for Barcode Printing

When printing barcodes and 2D codes, be sure to use Epson brand ink cartridges.

Size 124 x 124 mm (4.88 x 4.88")

Type CD/DVD Label, CD/DVD Premium Label, or Epson Specified CD/DVD Label

Margins on all sides 2 mm (0.08")

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When printing barcodes and 2D codes on discs that are not Epson specified discs, check whether the printed barcodes or 2D codes can be read correctly by a scanner.

Do not place barcodes or 2D codes where they overlap other print data, or where they extend beyond the print area.

Barcodes and 2D codes use the ratio of black to white to indicate information. If ink penetration results in a deterioration of the ratio of black to white, barcodes and 2D codes may not be able to be read correctly. Check whether the printed barcodes and 2D codes can be read correctly by a scanner.

If a barcode printed with bidirectional printing cannot be read correctly, align the print head and then print the barcode, or print the barcode with unidirectional printing.

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Standard Mode

Loading Discs

Follow the steps below to load discs.

1. Open the disc cover.

2. Take out stacker 1.

3. Fan a stack of discs to prevent them from sticking together. Be careful not to scratch the recording side of the discs.

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4. Load discs into stacker 1 with the printable side facing up.

c Caution: Do not load the discs above the dotted line marked on the stacker; otherwise, the discs or product may be damaged.

5. Insert stacker 1.

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6. Close the disc cover.

Accessing EPSON Total Disc Maker

After loading discs into the stacker, access EPSON Total Disc Maker to make settings for writing discs, and create the labels printed on the discs.

Click Start ( ), point to All Programs, click EPSON Total Disc Maker, and then click EPSON Total Disc Maker.

To learn how to use EPSON Total Disc Maker, go to the Help menu.

Registering Data

The following instructions explain how to register data to be written on discs.

1. Start EPSON Total Disc Maker.

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2. Select type of discs to be published from the list, then click Apply.

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3. Drag and drop files or folders to the data tree or data list. For details, see Help for EPSON Total Disc Maker.

Note: Clicking Auto Insert Data... enables you to set for Merge data and burn. For details, see Help

for EPSON Total Disc Maker.

To access Help for EPSON Total Disc Maker, select Help from the Help menu.

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Creating Labels

The following instructions explain how to create labels using templates provided with the software.

1. Click Label on the menu bar of EPSON Total Disc Maker.

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2. Click Template tab and select a label design from the list, then click Apply.

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3. Make changes on the label as needed in the Background, Edit Item, and Layout tabs. For details, see Help for EPSON Total Disc Maker.

Note: To access Help for EPSON Total Disc Maker, select Help from the Help menu.

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Making the Stacker Settings

The following instructions explain how to set stackers.

1. Click Publish on the menu bar of EPSON Total Disc Maker.

2. Click Properties on the Publish screen of EPSON Total Disc Maker or EPSON Total Disc Setup.

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3. Set Stacker Settings.

Publish Mode: Select Standard mode.

Stacker 1: Select the type of discs that you loaded into stacker 1.

4. Click OK.

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Publishing Discs

The following instructions explain how to publish discs.

1. Make the publish settings on the Publish screen of EPSON Total Disc Maker. For details, see Help for EPSON Total Disc Maker.

Note: To access Help for EPSON Total Disc Maker, select Help from the Help menu.

2. Click the Publish button.

The published discs are output to stacker 2 or stacker 3 according to your setting.

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c Caution: For PP-50BD: Do not open the disc cover while the product is publishing discs, unless the

application instructs you to add or remove discs. This may affect write quality. Also, do not put your hands inside the product while it is beeping, as the arm is still moving.

For PP-50BD: Beep will sound if you open the disc cover while running a job, and the job will pause. Closing the disc cover automatically resumes the job.

For PP-50BD: Do not operate the stacker while the unit is beeping, as the arm may be damaged.

For PP-50BD: If you need to open the disc cover, pause or cancel your job before opening it.

For PP-50: When you open the disc cover while running a job (Busy indicator is flashing), make sure the internal light has turned off and that the arm has stopped moving before performing any operation, such as loading or taking out discs. Do not put your hands inside the product or operate stackers while the arm is moving. Also, open and close the disc cover gently.

For PP-50: When you open the disc cover while running a job, the job will pause. Closing the disc cover automatically resumes the job.

Do not open the ink cartridge cover while running a job.

Depending on the disc or the computer used, writing speed may become slower than the set speed.

Depending on the disc used, the recommended writing speed of the disc cannot be used. In this case, reduce the writing speed. Especially with DVDR DL and BD-R DL, it is recommended to write with slow speed.

Note: If Windows shuts down while processing a job, the job may be resumed when Windows restarts next time.

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Low-Volume Mode

Loading Discs

Follow the steps below to load discs.

1. Open the disc cover.

2. Take out stacker 1.

3. Fan a stack of discs to prevent them from sticking together. Be careful not to scratch the recording side of the discs.

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4. Load discs into stacker 1 with the printable side facing up.

c Caution: Do not load the discs above the dotted line marked on the stacker; otherwise, the discs or product may be damaged.

5. Insert stacker 1.

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6. Take out stacker 2.

7. Fan a stack of discs to prevent them from sticking together. Be careful not to scratch the recording side of the discs.

8. Load discs into stacker 2 with the printable side facing up.

c Caution: Do not load the discs above the dotted line marked on the stacker; otherwise, the discs or product may be damaged.

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9. Insert stacker 2.

10.Close the disc cover.

Accessing EPSON Total Disc Maker

After loading discs into the stackers, access EPSON Total Disc Maker to make settings for writing discs, and create the labels printed on the discs.

Click Start ( ), point to All Programs, click EPSON Total Disc Maker, and then click EPSON Total Disc Maker.

To learn how to use EPSON Total Disc Maker, go to the Help menu.

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Registering Data

The following instructions explain how to register data to be written on discs.

1. Start EPSON Total Disc Maker.

2. Select type of discs to be published from the list, then click Apply.

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3. Drag and drop files or folders to the data tree or data list. For details, see Help for EPSON Total Disc Maker.

Note: Clicking Auto Insert Data... enables you to set for Merge data and burn. For details, see Help

for EPSON Total Disc Maker.

To access Help for EPSON Total Disc Maker, select Help from the Help menu.

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Creating Labels

The following instructions explain how to create labels using templates provided with the software.

1. Click Label on the menu bar of EPSON Total Disc Maker.

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2. Click Template tab and select a label design from the list, then click Apply.

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3. Make changes on the label as needed in the Background, Edit Item, and Layout tabs. For details, see Help for EPSON Total Disc Maker.

Note: To access Help for EPSON Total Disc Maker, select Help from the Help menu.

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Making the Stacker Settings

The following instructions explain how to set stackers.

1. Click Publish on the menu bar of EPSON Total Disc Maker.

2. Click Properties on the Publish screen of EPSON Total Disc Maker or EPSON Total Disc Setup.

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3. Set Stacker Settings.

Publish Mode: Select Low-volume mode.

Stacker 1: Select the type of discs that you loaded into stacker 1.

Stacker 2: Select the type of discs that you loaded into stacker 2.

4. Click OK.

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Publishing Discs

The following instructions explain how to publish discs.

1. Make the publish settings on the Publish screen of EPSON Total Disc Maker. For details, see Help for EPSON Total Disc Maker.

Note: To access Help for EPSON Total Disc Maker, select Help from the Help menu.

2. Click the Publish button.

The published discs are output to stacker 3.

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c Caution: For PP-50BD: Do not open the disc cover while the product is publishing discs, unless the

application instructs you to add or remove discs. This may affect write quality. Also, do not put your hands inside the product while it is beeping, as the arm is still moving.

For PP-50BD: Beep will sound if you open the disc cover while running a job, and the job will pause. Closing the disc cover automatically resumes the job.

For PP-50BD: Do not operate the stacker while the unit is beeping, as the arm may be damaged.

For PP-50BD: If you need to open the disc cover, pause or cancel your job before opening it.

For PP-50: When you open the disc cover while running a job (Busy indicator is flashing), make sure the internal light has turned off and that the arm has stopped moving before performing any operation, such as loading or taking out discs. Do not put your hands inside the product or operate stackers while the arm is moving. Also, open and close the disc cover gently.

For PP-50: When you open the disc cover while running a job, the job will pause. Closing the disc cover automatically resumes the job.

Do not open the ink cartridge cover while running a job.

Depending on the disc or the computer used, writing speed may become slower than the set speed.

Depending on the disc used, the recommended writing speed of the disc cannot be used. In this case, reduce the writing speed. Especially with DVDR DL and BD-R DL, it is recommended to write with slow speed.

Note: If Windows shuts down while processing a job, the job may be resumed when Windows restarts next time.

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Read Back Mode (Only for PP-50BD)

Loading Discs

Follow the steps below to load discs to be read.

1. Open the disc cover.

2. Take out stacker 1.

3. Fan a stack of discs to prevent them from sticking together. Be careful not to scratch the recording side of the discs.

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4. Load discs to be read into stacker 1 with the printable side facing up.

c Caution: Do not load the discs above the dotted line marked on the stacker; otherwise, the discs or product may be damaged.

5. Insert stacker 1.

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6. Close the disc cover.

Accessing EPSON Total Disc Maker

After loading discs into the stacker, access EPSON Total Disc Maker to make settings for reading back data from discs and storing the data.

Click Start ( ), point to All Programs, click EPSON Total Disc Maker, and then click EPSON Total Disc Maker.

To learn how to use EPSON Total Disc Maker, go to the Help menu.

Setting Read Back

The following instructions explain how to set read back operation.

1. Start EPSON Total Disc Maker.

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2. Select Read Back from the list, then click Apply.

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3. Make the read back settings, then click Apply. For details, see Help for EPSON Total Disc Maker.

Note: To access Help for EPSON Total Disc Maker, select Help from the Help menu.

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Setting the Publish Mode

The following instructions explain how to set publish mode.

1. Click Publish on the menu bar of EPSON Total Disc Maker.

2. Click Properties on the Publish screen of EPSON Total Disc Maker or EPSON Total Disc Setup.

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3. Select Read Back mode for Publish Mode.

4. Click OK.

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Publishing Discs

The following instructions explain how to publish.

1. Set the number of discs to be read for Copies on the Publish screen of EPSON Total Disc Maker.

2. Click the Publish button.

The published discs are output to stacker 2.

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c Caution: Do not open the disc cover while the product is publishing discs, unless the application

instructs you to add or remove discs. This may affect read quality. Also, do not put your hands inside the product while it is beeping, as the arm is still moving.

Beep will sound if you open the disc cover while running a job, and the job will pause. Closing the disc cover automatically resumes the job.

Do not operate the stacker while the unit is beeping, as the arm may be damaged.

If you need to open the disc cover, pause or cancel your job before opening it.

Do not open the ink cartridge cover while running a job.

Note: If Windows shuts down while processing a job, the job will be resumed when Windows restarts next time. However, the disc in the drive will be ejected as an error disc.

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Taking Out Discs

Follow the steps below to take out the published/read discs from the stackers.

1. Open the disc cover.

2. Take out the stacker only when the output stacker is stacker 2.

3. Take out the published/read discs from the stacker. The output stacker differs according to the publish mode. Refer to the following table.

Note: Once the output stacker becomes full, the job is paused. The job is resumed automatically if you

take out the published discs from the stacker.

Be sure to let printed discs dry completely before using them or touching the printed surface. Allow Epson specified discs to dry for at least 1 hour and other types of discs for at least 24 hours.

If the print position is misaligned, adjust it using the printer driver. For details, refer to the printer driver Help.

If the ink smears, adjust the color saturation. For details, refer to the printer driver Help.

Output stacker Publish mode Number of discs

Stacker 2 Standard mode

Read Back mode

Up to about 50 discs

Stacker 3 Standard mode

Low-volume mode

Up to about 20 discs

Stacker 2 Stacker 3

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Pausing Publishing

If you need to pause publishing, follow the instructions below.

When you start publishing, the screen of EPSON Total Disc Monitor appears on your computer screen. Select the job you want to pause in the Unfinished Job list, and then select Pause Job from the Job menu or click button.

Note: If there is a disc being published, the job is paused after the processing is finished.

The processing of any subsequent job also does not start while the job is paused.

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Resuming Publishing

If you need to resume publishing, follow the instructions below.

Start EPSON Total Disc Monitor. Select the job you want to resume in the Unfinished Job list, and then select Resume Job from the Job menu or click button.

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Canceling Publishing

If you need to cancel publishing, follow the instructions below.

Start EPSON Total Disc Monitor. Select the job you want to cancel in the Unfinished Job list, and then select Cancel Job from the Job menu or click button.

Note: If a disc is being published, that processing is stopped, and the disc is output to the output stacker.

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Priority Publishing

If you need to process a job before the others when more than one job is being published, follow the instructions below.

Start EPSON Total Disc Monitor. Select the job you want to give priority to in the Unfinished Job list, and then select Priority Publishing from the Job menu or click button. The selected job will be processed after the job in progress.

Note: Any job cannot be given priority before such operations as nozzle checking, aligning print head, and correcting printing position.

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Chapter 3

Replacing Ink Cartridges

Checking the Ink Cartridge Status

Note: Epson cannot guarantee the quality or reliability of ink not made by EPSON.

When an ink cartridge is running low, the status is displayed on the EPSON Total Disc Monitor.

To check the ink cartridge status, do the following:

EPSON Total Disc Monitor appears automatically when you start a job. You can check the ink cartridge status from this window. You can also run EPSON Total Disc Monitor from the Start menu. & See Using EPSON Total Disc Monitor on page 96.

Note: If any of the ink cartridges installed in the product is broken, incompatible with the product model, or improperly installed, EPSON Total Disc Monitor will not display an accurate calculation of the ink cartridge status. Be sure to replace or reinstall any such ink cartridge with an ink cartridge supported by the product.

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Precautions on Ink Cartridge Replacement

Read all the instructions in this section before replacing the ink cartridges.

Install all six ink cartridges. The product does not operate if even only one ink cartridge is missing.

This product uses ink cartridges equipped with an IC chip that monitors the amount of ink used by each cartridge. Cartridges are usable even if they are removed and reinserted. However, some ink is consumed each time cartridges are inserted, because the product automatically checks their reliability.

The valve in the ink supply port is designed to contain any excess ink that may be released. However, careful handling is recommended. Do not touch the supply port of the ink cartridge or its surrounding area.

Ink is consumed during the following operations: ink charging when an ink cartridge is installed, print head cleaning, and automatic cleaning executed periodically.

For maximum ink efficiency, only remove an ink cartridge when you are ready to replace it. Ink cartridges with low ink status may not be used when reinserted.

Do not refill the ink cartridges. Other products not manufactured by Epson may cause damage that is not covered by Epson's warranties, and under certain circumstances, may cause erratic product behavior.

Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children. Do not allow children to drink from or handle the cartridges.

Be careful when you handle used ink cartridges, as there may be some ink around the ink supply port. If ink gets on your skin, wash the area thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. If discomfort or vision problems continue after a thorough flushing, see a doctor immediately.

Epson recommends the use of genuine Epson ink cartridges. The use of non-genuine ink may cause damage that is not covered by Epson's warranties, and under certain circumstances, may cause erratic product behavior.

Do not open the ink cartridge package until you are ready to install it in the product.

Use ink cartridges within six months after opening the packages.

Leave the old cartridge installed in the product until you have obtained a replacement; otherwise, ink remaining in the print head nozzles may dry out.

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You cannot continue printing with an ink cartridge after it has reached its replacement time, even if the other cartridges still contain ink. Before printing, replace the used cartridge.

Do not turn off the product or open the ink cartridge cover while loading ink (Power light is flashing). Opening of covers may cause the ink to reload, resulting in more of the ink being consumed. Also, normal printing may be disturbed.

If the ink cartridge is not recognized even if it is correctly installed, dirt may be attached to the green circuit board. Remove the cartridge, wipe the circuit board with a soft cloth and install it again.

Color adjustment of the product is based on the use of genuine Epson ink cartridges. Use of non-genuine ink cartridges may result in reduced print quality and the product performance may not be optimum.

When the Ink lamp is flashing or lit, the ink cartridge is not correctly installed. Check that it is installed correctly.

If installing an ink cartridge does not provide normal printing, press the Cleaning button for 3 seconds. If it does not resolve the problem, repeat the process for 1 or 2 times.

By turning off the product using the Power button, print head is automatically covered to prevent ink from drying. When not in use after installing ink cartridges, make sure to turn off using the Power button. Do not unplug the power cord or shut down the breaker while the power is on.

When moving or transporting the product after installing ink cartridges, move or transport with ink cartridges installed.

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Replacing an Ink Cartridge

Note: Do not open the ink cartridge package until you are ready to install it in the product.

To confirm the status of each ink cartridge, see the following section:

& See Using EPSON Total Disc Monitor on page 96.

This table describes the status of the lights and the actions you need to take.

: flashing : on

To replace an ink cartridge, follow the steps below.

c Caution: Do not remove the cartridge from the product until you are ready to replace it with another.

Note: The illustrations show replacement of the light magenta ink cartridge, but the instructions are the same for all the cartridges.

1. Make sure that the Power light is on, but not flashing.

2. Open the ink cartridge cover.

Note: Wait for 4 seconds or more before removing the ink cartridge. Otherwise, ink may squirt.

Lights Action

Ink is low. Obtain a replacement ink cartridge.

The ink cartridge has reached its replacement time. Replace the used ink cartridge with a new one.

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3. Push in the used cartridge so the cartridge pops out slightly.

4. Carefully pull the used cartridge straight out of the slot. Dispose of it properly.

5. Remove the new ink cartridge from the package.

c Caution: Do not touch the green IC chip on the side of the cartridge. This can damage the ink

cartridge.

Always install an ink cartridge immediately after removing the old cartridge. If the cartridge is not installed promptly, the print head may dry out and be unable to print.

Do not refill the ink cartridge. Other products not manufactured by Epson may cause damage that is not covered by Epson's warranties, and under certain circumstances, may cause erratic product behavior.

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6. Place the new ink cartridge into the slot. Then push the ink cartridge until it clicks into place.

7. When you are finished replacing cartridges, close the ink cartridge cover.

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Chapter 4

Maintaining Your Product

Checking the Print Head Nozzles

If you find that the printout is unexpectedly faint or that dots are missing, you may be able to identify the problem by checking the print head nozzles.

You can check the print head nozzles from your computer by using the nozzle check utility.

Using the Nozzle Check Utility

Follow the steps below to use the nozzle check utility.

1. Make sure that an unprinted disc is installed in stacker 1.

2. Make sure that no lights are indicating errors and that the disc cover is closed.

3. Access the printer driver.

See Accessing the Printer Driver on page 23.

4. Click the Utility tab; then click the Nozzle Check button.

5. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Below are two sample nozzle check patterns.

Compare the quality of the printed check page with the sample shown below. If there are no print quality problems, such as gaps or missing segments in the test lines, the print head is fine.

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If any segment of the printed lines is missing, as shown below, this could mean a clogged ink nozzle.

& See Cleaning the Print Head on page 80.

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Cleaning the Print Head

If you find that the printout is unexpectedly faint or that dots are missing, you may be able to solve these problems by cleaning the print head, which ensures that the nozzles are delivering ink properly.

You can clean the print head from your computer using the head cleaning utility in the printer driver or from the product by using the buttons.

c Caution: Do not open the ink cartridge cover while cleaning print head. Print head cleaning stops

if the ink cartridge cover is opened.

Print head cleaning consumes ink. Excess print head cleaning will result in reduction of ink cartridge life.

Note: Clean the print head only if print quality declines; for example, if the printout is blurry or the color

is incorrect or missing.

Use the nozzle check utility first to confirm that the print head needs to be cleaned. This saves ink.

When ink is low you may not be able to clean the print head. When ink has reached its replacement time, you cannot clean the print head. Replace the appropriate ink cartridge first.

Using the Head Cleaning Utility

Follow the steps below to clean the print head using the head cleaning utility.

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1. Make sure the product is turned on.

2. Make sure no lights indicate errors and the disc cover is closed.

3. Access the printer driver.

See Accessing the Printer Driver on page 23.

4. Click the Utility tab; then click the Head Cleaning button.

5. Follow the on-screen instructions.

The Power light flashes while the product performs the cleaning cycle.

c Caution: Never turn off the product while the Power light is flashing. Doing so may damage the product.

Note: If print quality has not improved after repeating this procedure about four times, turn the product

off and wait at least six hours. Then run the nozzle check again and repeat the head cleaning if necessary.

If the print quality still has not improved, at least one of your ink cartridges may be old or damaged and may need to be replaced. & See Replacing an Ink Cartridge on page 75.

Using the Product Buttons

Follow the steps below to clean the print head using the product buttons.

1. Make sure the PC is turned on.

2. Make sure the product is turned on.

3. Make sure no lights indicate errors and the disc cover is closed.

4. Press and hold down the Cleaning button for three seconds.

The product starts cleaning the print head and the Power light begins flashing.

c Caution: Never turn off the product while the Power light is flashing. Doing so may damage the product.

5. When the Power light stops flashing, print a nozzle check pattern to confirm that the head is clean. & See Checking the Print Head Nozzles on page 78.

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Note: If print quality has not improved after repeating this procedure about four times, turn the product

off and wait for at least six hours. Then run the nozzle check again and repeat the head cleaning if necessary.

If the print quality still has not improved, at least one of your ink cartridges may be old or damaged and may need to be replaced. & See Replacing an Ink Cartridge on page 75.

Aligning the Print Head

If you notice a misalignment of vertical lines or horizontal banding, you may be able to solve this problem by using the print head alignment utility in your printer driver.

Note: Disc thickness may vary, depending on their manufacturer. Using discs with various thicknesses may result in misalignment of the print head. Use the print head alignment utility to check and adjust the print head alignment. It is recommended to use the same product and type of discs when publishing several discs.

Using the Print Head Alignment Utility

Follow the steps below to align the print head using the print head alignment utility.

1. Make sure an unprinted disc is inserted in stacker 1.

2. Make sure no lights indicate errors and the disc cover is closed.

3. Access the printer driver.

See Accessing the Printer Driver on page 23.

4. Click the Utility tab, then click the Print Head Alignment button.

5. Follow the on-screen instructions to align the print head.

c Caution: When you enter a value in the confirmation screen after the initial adjustment, adjustment

will be done using the initial value and the entered value added together. To clear the adjustment value, select Reset and click Exit.

If the label printing surface is not aligned with center of the disc after aligning the print head as described above, print will appear out of alignment compared to printing surface.

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Correcting the Printing Position

If you notice a misalignment of vertical printing position, you may be able to solve this problem by using the correcting the printing position utility in your printer driver.

Using the Correcting the Printing Position Utility

Follow the steps below to adjust the vertical and horizontal printing position using the Correcting the printing position utility.

1. Make sure an unprinted disc is inserted in stacker 1.

2. Make sure no lights indicate errors and the disc cover is closed.

3. Access the printer driver.

See Accessing the Printer Driver on page 23.

4. Click the Utility tab, then click the Correcting the Printing Position button.

5. Follow the on-screen instructions to adjust the vertical and horizontal printing position.

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Cleaning Your Product

Cleaning the Exterior of the Product

To keep your product operating at its best, clean it thoroughly several times a year by using the following procedure.

c Caution: Never use alcohol or thinner to clean the product. These chemicals can damage the

product.

Take care to prevent water from getting inside the product. If moisture, dirt, or other matter gets inside of the product, besides affecting print quality, it may cause the electric circuits to short.

1. Make sure the product is turned off and all the lights are off, and then unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.

2. Use a soft, clean cloth to carefully remove any dust or dirt.

If the dirt does not come off, clean it using a soft, clean cloth dampened with a mild detergent. Then, wipe the outside of the product dry with a dry, soft cloth.

Note: After cleaning the product, close the disc cover to protect the product from dust.

Make sure to clean the filter that is located on the rear of the product at regular intervals. See the next section.

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Cleaning the Interior of the Product

To keep your printouts at their best, clean the inside by using the following procedure.

1. Make sure the product is turned off and all the lights are off, and then unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.

2. Open the disc cover, and remove the stackers from the product.

3. Use a soft, clean cloth to carefully remove any dust or dirt from the stackers and inside of the product.

4. Place the stackers back in position.

c Caution: Be careful to keep water away from the electronic components.

Do not spray the inside of the product with lubricants.

Dirt attached to stacker 3 or 4 should be wiped clean with a soft cloth moistened with neutral detergent.

Cleaning the Filter

Clean the filter located on the rear of the product once every six months.

1. Make sure the product is turned off and all the lights are off, and then unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.

2. Loosen and remove the screws from the filter covers to open them.

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3. Remove the filters from the filter covers.

4. Use a vacuum-cleaner to clean the dust on the filters.

5. Place the filters back in position.

6. Tighten the screws to close the filter covers.

c Caution: Clean the filter periodically (once in every six months).

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Getting Maintenance Information

You can get helpful information for maintenance and support of the product, such as the cumulative number of printed discs and the service life of the drive.

1. Make sure that the product is connected to the computer via the USB cable and that the product is turned on.

2. Click Start ( ), point to All Programs,click EPSON Total Disc Maker, and then click EPSON Total Disc Setup.

3. Select CD/DVD/BD Publisher, and then click Properties.

4. Click the Maintenance Info tab.

Note: When Service life of Drive is close to 100%, it is time to replace it.

Transporting Your Product

If you need to transport your product some distance, carefully prepare and repack it. Be sure to use the original box and packing materials.

w Warning: The product is heavy, so have two people lift the product.

c Caution: When storing or transporting the product, do not tilt it, stand it up vertically, or turn it

upside down. If you need to transport the product, carefully prepare and repack it using the original box and packing materials in order to protect the product from shock.

Leave the ink cartridges installed. Removing the cartridges can dry out the print head and may prevent the product from printing.

1. Turn off the product and unplug its power cord.

2. Disconnect the interface cable.

3. Remove all discs from the stackers.

4. Open the ink cartridge cover. Secure the ink cartridges with tape; then close the ink cartridge cover.

5. Close the disc cover. Secure it with tape.

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6. Attach the protective materials to both sides of the product.

7. Repack the product and accessories in the original box.

Note: Keep the product level during transport.

Be sure to remove the protective materials and tape from the product before using it again.

Be sure to lift the product by the correct positions, as shown below.

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Chapter 5

Troubleshooting

Diagnosing the Problem

Troubleshooting product problems is best handled in two steps: first diagnose the problem, then apply likely solutions until the problem is fixed.

The information that you need to diagnose and solve most common problems is provided by Help, the control panel, and the EPSON Total Disc Monitor Utility. Refer to the appropriate section below.

If you have a specific problem relating to publishing quality, a problem not related to publishing quality, a disc feeding problem, or if the product does not publish at all, refer to the appropriate section.

To solve a problem, you may need to cancel publishing. & See Canceling Publishing on page 70.

Error Indicators

You can identify many common problems using the lights on your product. If the product stops working and the lights are on or flashing, use the following table to diagnose the problem; then follow the recommended corrective measures.

Note: Condition of indicator lights after error may change, depending on the operation.

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: on, : off, : flashing, : flashing fast

Error associated with cover

Error associated with disc transfer

Lights

Conditions/Remedies Power Busy Error Ink

Stacker

1 2 3

Disc cover or ink cartridge cover open

Close covers.

Job is paused because disc cover or ink cartridge cover was opened while processing the job

Wait for the job to resume.

Lights

Conditions/Remedies Power Busy Error Ink

Stacker

1 2 3

Disc pick up error Resolve the problem as follows.

1. Open the disc cover and fan the discs inside the input stacker.

2. Close the disc cover and publish disc again.

If the same error occurs frequently, contact your dealer.

Multiple feed error

Resolve the problem as follows.

1. Open the disc cover.

2. Remove the discs from both the drive tray and the printer tray.

3. Fan the discs inside the input stacker to avoid disc sticking.

4. Insert other discs into the input stacker.

5. Close the disc cover and publish disc again.

If the same error occurs frequently, contact your dealer.

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Error associated with stacker

Disc transfer error Turn off the product and remove the disc. If the same error occurs frequently, contact your dealer.

Arm failed to release disc

Turn off the product and remove disc.

Do not remove disc from the arm by hand if arm is picking up the disc. This may damage the arm. To remove the disc from the arm, turn on the product again and let initializing process remove the disc.

If the same error occurs frequently, contact your dealer.

Internal error Turn off the product and check inside for any objects, then turn on the product again.

If the same error occurs frequently, contact your dealer.

Do not remove disc from the arm by hand if arm is picking up the disc. This may damage the arm. To remove the disc from the arm, turn on the product again and let initializing process remove the disc.

Lights

Conditions/Remedies Power Busy Error Ink

Stacker

1 2 3

Stacker 1 is not correctly inserted

Make sure stacker 1 is correctly inserted.

Stacker 2 is not correctly inserted

Make sure stacker 2 is correctly inserted.

Lights

Conditions/Remedies Power Busy Error Ink

Stacker

1 2 3

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Stacker 1 is empty

Load discs into stacker 1.

Note: The Stacker lamp flashes when the source stacker is out of discs; however, the timing of the light flashing may not match the timing of the stacker becoming empty.

Stacker 2 is empty

Load discs into stacker 2.

Note: The Stacker lamp flashes when the source stacker is out of discs; however, the timing of the light flashing may not match the timing of the stacker becoming empty.

Stacker 1 is overloaded

Remove discs so that discs are below the red line.

Stacker 2 is overloaded

Remove discs so that discs are below the red line.

Stacker 3 is overloaded

Remove all the discs from stacker 3.

Stacker 2 is full

Remove published discs from stacker 2.

Stacker 3 is full

Remove published discs from stacker 3.

Lights

Conditions/Remedies Power Busy Error Ink

Stacker

1 2 3

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Error associated with ink

Lights

Conditions/Remedies Power Busy Error Ink

Stacker

1 2 3

Ink low

Obtain a replacement ink cartridge. To determine which cartridge is low, check the ink cartridge status. See Checking the Ink Cartridge Status on page 72.

The ink has reached its replacement time or it is not installed correctly.

Replace the ink cartridge or reinstall it.

If the ink cartridge is not recognized even if it is installed correctly, there may be dirt on the green circuit board. Wipe it with soft cloth and install it again.

The product will stop operation before ink is completely empty in order to maintain print head quality. Therefore, some ink will be left in the ink cartridge.

It is recommended to use a genuine ink cartridge.

Ink cartridge not fully inserted

All Ink lights are on. Check ink cartridges and make sure they are all fully inserted.

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Error associated with printer

Lights

Conditions/Remedies Power Busy Error Ink

Stacker

1 2 3

Ink pad full

Please have an authorized Epson service center service the ink pad right away. The pad is full and the unit can no longer function. Do not attempt to service the unit yourself.

Note: If ink pad is nearly full, an "Ink Pad Nearly Full" message will be displayed by the software. There will be no lights indicating it. Please have an authorized Epson service center service the ink pad right away. The pad is nearly full and the unit will stop functioning when the pad becomes full. Do not attempt to service the unit yourself.

Printer maintenance error

A printer maintenance error has occurred.

Turn off the product and contact your dealer.

Internal error

Turn off the product and check inside for any objects. If the same error occurs frequently, contact your dealer.

Leaving the product off after the error may result in clogging of print head. Make sure to turn on the product immediately after it is turned off.

If resuming label printing after the error, run a nozzle check and confirm the condition of the print head.

If publishing does not start, check if a print job remains in the print spooler and delete all print jobs.

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Error associated with drive

Lights

Conditions/Remedies Power Busy Error Ink

Stacker

1 2 3

Drive tray open/close error

Turn off the product, unplug the power cord, and check inside for any objects. Then, publish the disc again. If the same error occurs frequently, contact your dealer.

Internal drive error

Turn off the product, unplug the power cable, and then check the inside of the drive. If the same error occurs frequently, contact your dealer.

Writing/reading error

The error could not be cleared even if it repeated itself for the retry number of times.

Disc may have a problem. Replace the disc and resume job. If the same error occurs frequently, contact your dealer.

Invalid disc error

An invalid disc error has occurred, such as the disc may not be blank or the disc does not have enough space. Or, the disc loaded in the stacker differs from the disc type you set in the EPSON Total Disc Setup Properties dialog box.

The error could not be cleared even if it repeated itself for the retry number of times.

Check that the disc is blank and not damaged. Then, in the EPSON Total Disc Setup Properties dialog box, select the disc type that is the same as the discs loaded in the stacker. If you use the proper disc but the same error occurs frequently, contact your dealer.

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Other error

EPSON Total Disc Monitor

If a problem occurs while publishing, an error message will appear in the EPSON Total Disc Monitor window.

If an error message appears indicating the parts inside the product are near the end of their service life or the waste ink pad in the product is saturated, contact your dealer to replace it.

Checking Product Status

Using EPSON Total Disc Monitor

EPSON Total Disc Monitor displays detailed information on the product status.

There are three ways to access EPSON Total Disc Monitor:

When you send a job to the product, EPSON Total Disc Monitor appears.

In the EPSON Total Disc Maker window, click the Publish button. From the Tool menu, select Start Total Disc Monitor.

Click Start ( ), point to All Programs, click EPSON Total Disc Maker, and then click EPSON Total Disc Monitor.

Lights

Conditions/Remedies Power Busy Error Ink

Stacker

1 2 3

Improper status error Turn the product off and on. If the same error occurs frequently, contact your dealer.

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When you access EPSON Total Disc Monitor, the following window appears:

EPSON Total Disc Monitor provides the following information:

Job List: You can check a list of jobs (up to 1000 for Unfinished Job and 50 for Finished Job) and its information, and also you can cancel, pause, and restart unfinished jobs.

Operation Guidance: This provides device status information. It also displays error messages as well as helpful tips for better publishing.

Ink Cartridge Status: This provides a graphic display of the ink cartridge status.

Note: Printable copies is an approximate value based on the number of labels that can be printed from the present time when printing the same label as last time. This value may differ from the actual value as a result of influences such as the printing data and printing environment. Up to 1000 is indicated as 1000 or more discs, and less than 1000 is indicated in increments of 10.

Drive, Printer, Stacker Status: This provides a graphic display of the drive, printer, and stacker status. It also shows where an error occurs.

Operation Guidance

Ink Cartridge Status

Drive/Printer/ Stacker Status

Job List

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Disc or the Disc Tray Does Not Feed Correctly

Disc Does Not Feed

Remove the stack of discs and make sure of the following:

The disc is not damaged.

The disc is not too old. See the instructions that came with the disc for more information.

The discs are not loaded above the red line in the stacker.

Discs may have stuck together because of incorrect transportation of the discs; therefore, discs should be separated thoroughly before loading into the stacker. Also, storing discs in the stacker for an extended period of time may cause discs to stick to each other again. If discs are stored in the stacker for an extended period of time, separate the discs again before operating the product.

A disc is not jammed inside the product. If it is, remove the jammed disc. & See Disc Jams on page 99.

The ink cartridges have not reached replacement time. If a cartridge has reached its replacement time, replace it. & See Replacing an Ink Cartridge on page 75.

If a disc does not feed from the input stacker:

1. Open the disc cover. 2. Remove blank discs from the stacker. 3. Fan a stack of discs to prevent them from sticking together. 4. Insert discs back in the stacker. 5. Close the disc cover. 6. Publish disc again.

If a disc does not feed from the drive tray or the printer tray:

1. Turn the power off. 2. Turn the power back on. 3. Publish disc again.

If the arm has picked up a disc:

Do not remove the disc by hand, as the arm may be damaged. To remove the disc, turn off the power and turn on the power again, and let the initializing process remove the disc.

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If the same error continues to occur, contact your dealer.

Multiple Disc Feeds

Make sure the disc stack fits under the red line in the stacker.

Make sure none of the discs are damaged.

Remove the stack of discs and make sure the discs are not too thin. & See Discs on page 115.

Remove discs from the stacker and fan them before loading them back.

If only one disc is found when multiple feed error is displayed, disc thickness or warpage maybe out of standard. Follow the steps below to resolve the multiple disc feed error and replace discs. If the same error continues to occur, contact your dealer.

1. Open the disc cover. 2. Remove the disc from the tray. 3. Remove discs from the input stacker. 4. Insert other discs into the input stacker. 5. Close the disc cover and the job will resume.

Disc Jams

If a disc is left in the drive or printer tray, it will be ejected when you turn off/on the product. If you cannot remove the disc by restarting the product, follow the procedures below:

If a disc is stuck in the printer tray:

1. Turn off the product and unplug the power cable from the wall outlet. 2. Remove 2 screws to open the rear printer cover. 3. Remove all the discs inside. 4. Close the rear printer cover.

If a disc is stuck in the drive tray:

1. Turn off the product and unplug the power cable from the wall outlet. 2. Open the disc cover. 3. Insert a pin into the eject hole to open the tray forcible. 4. Remove all the discs inside. 5. Push the tray to close it.

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Note: Insert a pin into the hole and push to eject the tray when the tray doesnt unload by pressing the Eject button. In normal operation, the eject button should be used to unload the tray. Make sure the power of the product is turned off and wait more than one minute until disc rotation is stopped before accessing with the eject hole.

Note: If you cannot easily remove a foreign object, do not use force and do not disassemble the

product. Call your dealer for assistance.

If the arm is stopped while picking up disc, do not try removing disc by hand. This may result in damaging the arm. If such an error occurs, turn off/on the power and try resolving the problem by initializing the product. If the error continues to occur, contact customer support.

If your discs jam frequently, make sure of the following:

The discs are smooth, not damaged.

You are using high-quality discs.

The printable sides of the discs are face up in the stacker.

The stack of discs was fanned before loading.

The stack of discs is not loaded above the red line in the stacker.

The number of discs in the stacker does not exceed the limit specified for that disc. & See Mechanical on page 122.

The product is on a flat, stable surface that extends beyond the base in all directions. The product will not operate properly if it is tilted.

Writing/Reading Problem

Cannot Write to/Read from the Disc

Avoid using the product where dust or smoke is abundant. It may result in write/read error. If a disc write/read error occurs frequently, check the following:

The disc is not damaged.

The disc is high-quality.

The product is used within acceptable environmental conditions.

The product is not subject to vibration or shock.

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The fan filter is not clogged with dust.

The printer tray is not dirty.

Print Quality Problems

If you are having a print quality problem, then compare it with the illustrations below. Click the caption under the illustration that best resembles your printout.

Good sample Good sample

Horizontal Banding on page 102 Vertical Misalignment on page 102

Horizontal Banding on page 102 Vertical Misalignment on page 102

Incorrect or Missing Colors on page 103

Blurry or Smeared Printout on page 103

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Horizontal Banding

Make sure the printable side of the disc is face up in the stacker.

Run the head cleaning utility to clear any clogged ink nozzles. & See Cleaning the Print Head on page 80.

Use ink cartridges within six months after opening the packages.

Use genuine Epson ink cartridges.

Check the H Ink light. If the light is on, replace the appropriate ink cartridge. & See Replacing an Ink Cartridge on page 75.

Make sure the label type selected in the printer driver is appropriate for the type of disc loaded in the product. & See Publishing Discs on page 26.

Vertical Misalignment

Run the print head alignment utility. & See Aligning the Print Head on page 82.

Make sure the label type selected in the printer driver is appropriate for the type of disc loaded in the product. & See Publishing Discs on page 26.

Banding

Make sure the printable side of the disc is face up in the stacker.

Run the head cleaning utility to clear any clogged ink nozzles. & See Cleaning the Print Head on page 80.

Make sure the label type selected in the printer driver is appropriate for the type of disc loaded in the product. & See Publishing Discs on page 26.

Due to the variation in the quality of discs, print results using the same type of discs from the same data may not be the same.

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Incorrect or Missing Colors

Adjust the color settings in your application or in your printer driver settings. Check the Main window. See the printer driver online Help for details.

Run the head cleaning utility. & See Cleaning the Print Head on page 80.

Check the H Ink light. If the light is on, replace the appropriate ink cartridge. & See Replacing an Ink Cartridge on page 75.

If you have just replaced an ink cartridge, make sure the date on the box has not expired. If you have not used the product for a long time, replace the ink cartridges. & See Replacing an Ink Cartridge on page 75.

Blurry or Smeared Printout

Use genuine Epson ink cartridges.

Make sure the product is on a flat, stable surface that extends beyond the base in all directions. The product will not operate properly if it is tilted.

Make sure your disc is not damaged, dirty, or too old.

Make sure your disc is dry and the printable side is facing up.

Make sure the label type selected in the printer driver is appropriate for the type of disc loaded in the product. & See Publishing Discs on page 26.

Do not touch or allow anything to come into contact with the printed side of a disc with a shiny finish. After printing on a glossy disc, allow the ink to set for a few hours before handling it.

Run the head cleaning utility. & See Cleaning the Print Head on page 80.

Miscellaneous Printout Problems

Incorrect or Garbled Characters

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Clear any stalled print jobs from the Windows Spooler.

Turn off the product and computer. Make sure the products interface cable is securely plugged in.

Uninstall the printer driver, then reinstall it. & See Uninstalling Software on page 25.

Incorrect Margins

Check the Inner/Outer Diameter settings in your application. Make sure the margins are within the printable area of the disc. & See Printable area on page 118.

Make sure the printer driver settings are appropriate for the label size you are using. Check the Main window. See the printer driver online Help for details.

Uninstall the printer driver, then reinstall it. & See Uninstalling Software on page 25.

The printing location may shift depending on the disc used. Perform print head alignment or correcting the printing position. & See Correcting the Printing Position on page 83.

The ink receptor layer may shift from the center of the disc, making the print location appear shifted from the ink receptor layer. Check if the ink receptor layer is shifted from the center of the disc or from the outer edge.

Printout Has a Slight Slant

Run nozzle check, print head cleaning, and print head alignment utilities.

Printed Side is Smeared or Scuffed

Select the appropriate disc size setting in the printer driver.

Uninstall the printer driver, then reinstall it. & See Uninstalling Software on page 25.

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Printing is too Slow

Make sure the label type selected in the printer driver is appropriate for the type of disc loaded in the product. & See Publishing Discs on page 26.

Close any unnecessary applications.

Make sure the checkbox for High Speed is checked in the printer driver.

If you print continuously for an extended period, the discs may temporarily stop feeding or the printing may pause for a while. This is to slow down the printing speed and prevent the product mechanism from overheating and being damaged. If this happens, you can continue to print, but we recommend stopping and leaving the product for about thirty minutes with the power on. (The product will recover after about 3 hours with the power off.) After you restart, the product will print at normal speed.

Uninstall the printer driver, then reinstall it. & See Uninstalling Software on page 25.

Ink Adheres to the Recording Surface

Depending on the type of disc, ink may adhere to the recording surfaces if they are stacked right after printing. Make sure of the type of disc before using.

Keep the printed surface of the disc away from other discs until ink on the printed disc is completely dry, otherwise marks or smudges may be left at the area where discs come into contact.

The Product Does Not Function

All Lights Are Off

Press the P Power button to make sure the product is on.

Turn off the product, and make sure the power cord is securely plugged in.

Make sure your outlet works and is not controlled by a wall switch or timer.

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Lights Came On and then Went Out

The products voltage may not match the outlet rating. Turn off the product and unplug it immediately. Then check the label on the back of the product.

c Caution: If the voltage does not match, DO NOT PLUG YOUR PRODUCT BACK IN. Contact your dealer.

Only the Power Light is On

If you press the P Power button lightly, the product may not turn on, although the Power light flashes for a while. Press the button firmly.

Turn off the product and computer. Make sure the products interface cable is securely plugged in.

If you are trying to print a large image, your computer may not have enough memory. Try reducing the resolution of your image or printing the image at a smaller size. You may need to install more memory in your computer.

Uninstall the printer driver, then reinstall it. & See Uninstalling Software on page 25.

The Ink Light is Flashing or is On after you Replace the Cartridge

Make sure the ink cartridge is correctly installed.

Software Cannot be Installed

Is the USB cable unplugged? Make sure the USB cable is firmly connected.

Does the USB cable match the computer and the product requirements? The USB cable used to connect the computer and the product should be USB 2.0 compatible.

Does the HDD have sufficient free space? The software cannot be installed if the HDD does not have sufficient free space. See System Requirements on page 15.

Did you log on as a user with administrator privileges (belonging to the administrator group) for Windows? When installing the software, log on as a user with administrator privileges (belonging to the administrator group).

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Are you using a USB hub? The USB cable should be connected directly between the PC and the product.

Is Windows Media Player installed? Windows Media Player must be installed before installing the Total Disc Maker.

The output device may not be recognized in an environment with Windows Media Player 7 installed. In this case, uninstall EPSON Total Disc Maker and restart the computer, then reinstall EPSON Total Disc Maker.

If the language setting of the system is different from the user, installation may not be correctly performed. Make sure to set the language setting of the system and the user the same before installation.

When installing the software, make sure to turn the product off; then start installation.

Ink Pad Nearly Full Message is Displayed by the Software

Ink pad is nearly full. Please have an authorized Epson service center replace the ink pad right away. The pad is nearly full, and the unit will stop functioning when the pad becomes full. Do not attempt to service the unit yourself.

Disc Cannot be Published

If the user is logged on as a guest and could not access the service; terminal service must be enabled before publishing (except for Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7 or Windows Vista). Contact administrator for terminal service settings.

Disc Information Cannot be Read

If "The disc information cannot be read. You must be logged on with administrator privileges." message is displayed, log onto Windows with administrator privileges.

Drive of the Product is not Displayed when You Click "Safely Remove Hardware" Icon

Under the Windows Vista environment, the drive of the product will not be displayed when you click the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon. Please disconnect or turn off the product after computer is turned off.

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Appendix A

Where To Get Help

Contacting Customer Support

Before Contacting Epson

If your Epson product is not operating properly and you cannot solve the problem using the troubleshooting information in your product documentation, contact customer support services for assistance. If customer support for your area is not listed below, contact the dealer where you purchased your product.

Customer support will be able to help you much more quickly if you give them the following information:

Product serial number (The serial number label is usually on the back of the product.)

Product model

Product software version (Click About, Version Info, or similar button in the product software.)

Brand and model of your computer

Your computer operating system name and version

Names and versions of the software applications you normally use with your product

Help for Users in the United States and Canada

Contacts for information, support, and services are:

Discproducer Technical Support: 562-276-1360

Location: Epson America Inc.

Web site URL: http://www.epsonexpert.com

This site will provide the end user with access to the latest drivers and FAQs.

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Help for Users in the Europe (EMEA)

Contacts for information, support, and services are:

Web site URL: http://www.epson-europe.com

Or contact your local distributor or Epson sales company.

If you need the latest drivers, FAQs, manuals, or other downloadable, access the site at:

http://download.epson-biz.com/?service=dp

Help for Users in Australia

Contacts for information, support, and services are:

Epson Australia Pty Ltd 3 Talavera Road North Ryde NSW 2113 Australia

Phone: 02-8899-3666 Fax: 02-8899-3777

If you need the latest drivers, FAQs, manuals, or other downloadable, access the site at:

http://www.epson.com.au

Help for Users in Southeast Asia

Contacts for information, support, and services are:

PT. Epson Indonesia Wisma Kyoei Prince, 16th Floor Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav. 3 Jakarta 10220 Indonesia Tel: 021 572 3161 Fax: 021 572 4357 Helpdesk: 0807 11 37766 http://www.epson.co.id

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Epson Singapore Pte Ltd 1 HarbourFront Place #03-02 HarbourFront Tower 1 Singapore 098633 Helpdesk: 6586 3111 http://www.epson.com.sg

Epson Malaysia Sdn Bhd 3rd Floor, East Tower, Wisma Consplant 1, No.2 Jalan SS 16/4, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor DE, Malaysia Tel: 03-5628 8288 Fax: 03-5621 2088 Helpdesk: 03-5521 5888 http://www.epson.com.my

Epson (Thailand) CO., Ltd. 195 Empire Tower 42nd Floor, South Sathorn Road Yannawa Sathorn, Bangkok 10120 Thailand, Tel: 0-2685-9888 Fax: 0-2685-9889 Helpdesk: 0-2685-9899 http://www.epson.co.th

Epson Philippines Corporation 8th Floor, Anson's Centre #23 ADB Avenue, Pasig City 1605, Philippines Trunkline: 63-2 706-2609 Customer Care: Trunkline: 63-2 706-2609 (Press 2) Fax: 63-2 706-2663 Toll-Free No.: 1-800-1068-EPSON (37766) http://www.epson.com.ph

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Appendix B

Product Information

Product Parts and Control Panel Functions

Product Parts

a. Ink cartridge cover: Secures the ink cartridges. Open only when installing or replacing ink cartridges.

b. Control panel: Use the button and monitor the lights to control your product. See the next section for details.

c. Disc cover: Open when loading or taking out the discs.

d. Power button: Turns the product on or off.

a b

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c Caution: Before opening the rear printer cover, be sure to unplug the power cable from the wall outlet. Be sure to attach this cover while in use.

e. AC inlet: Plug in the power cord.

f. USB connector: Connects a USB cable from your computer to the product.

g. Interface cable locking saddle: Use this for directing and gathering the cable.

h. Air vent: Leave at least 10 cm (3.94") between the back of the product and the wall for ventilation.

i. Rear printer cover: Open this cover only when a disc is stuck in the printer tray.

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j. Drive: Writes/reads data on the recording surface of discs.

k. Arm: Transports discs.

l. Stacker 1: Use stacker 1 as a disc input stacker. Holds up to 50 discs.

m. Stacker 2: Use stacker 2 as a disc input or output stacker. Holds up to about 50 discs.

n. Stacker 3: Use stacker 3 as a disc output stacker. Holds up to about 20 discs.

o. Printer: Prints on label surface of discs.

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Control Panel

Buttons

Lights

For details on error status, see the following instructions. & See Error Indicators on page 89.

Button Function

Cleaning

Press and hold for 3 seconds to clean the print head.

Light Description

Power

On when the product is on.

Flashes when the product is initializing, after replacing an ink cartridge, charging ink, or cleaning the print head.

Flashes when jobs are processed.

On when cover is open, or when errors on disc transfer, stacker, drive, or printer occur.

Flashes when a problem occurs with the product.

INK

On when an ink cartridge has reached its replacement time or is not correctly inserted.

Flashes when ink is low.

STACKER

On when the stacker is overloaded with discs.

Flashes when the stacker is not installed correctly or the stacker is out of discs.

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Ink and Disc

Ink Cartridges

You can use the following ink cartridges with this product:

To purchase a Discproducer series exclusive ink cartridge, check with the dealer where you purchased your product or access either of the following urls:

http://www.epson-europe.com (Europe) http://www.discproducer.epson.com (United States and Canada)

Discs

Epson offers the specified CD-R, DVD-R, BD-R discs for all your writing and printing needs.

Ink cartridge Product name Product numbers

Cyan PJIC1(C) C13S020447

Light Cyan PJIC2(LC) C13S020448

Light Magenta PJIC3(LM) C13S020449

Magenta PJIC4(M) C13S020450

Yellow PJIC5(Y) C13S020451

Black PJIC6(K) C13S020452

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Technical Specifications

Discs

c Caution: Writable/printable discs are 12 cm (4.72) CD/DVD/BD discs. The 80 mm (3.15) discs

are not supported.

Using BD discs is possible only with the PP-50BD.

Note: Since the quality of any particular brand or type of disc may be changed by the manufacturer at

any time, Epson cannot attest to the quality of any brand or type of disc. Always test samples of disc stock before purchasing large quantities or printing large jobs.

Poor quality discs may reduce print quality and cause disc jams or other problems. If you encounter problems, switch to a higher grade of disc.

The specified disc is for ink jet printers.

The specified disc has a moisture adhesive ink receptor layer on the label surface. If stored stacked, especially under high humidity and high temperature conditions, discs may adhere to each other. If an automatic duplication machine is used, please check the disc before using.

Please treat the recording surface (blue green colored side) and printing surface carefully so they do not have fingerprints, dirt, dust, water, or scratches. Dust and dirt on the recording surface should be wiped gently with soft dry cloth, commercially available disc cleaner, or ethyl alcohol. Do not use benzine, thinner, or antistatic material.

CD/DVD/BD:

Notes for handling discs

Notes when using discs

Do not touch recording surface when holding it.

Type CD-R/DVD-R 4.7GB/DVD+R 4.7GB/DVD-R DL 8.5GB/DVD+R DL 8.5GB/BD-R/BD-R DL

Label side Printable Glossy labels other than the specified disc type are not supported.

Specified disc CD-R, DVD-R, BD-R

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Handle with care so that label surface and recording surface do not have fingerprints, dirt, dust, water drops, or scratches.

Do not drop or hit discs.

Do not apply excess force, like pinching with a clip, or bend.

Do not attach an adhesive sticker to the disc. This may result in the disc being unable to record or play.

Do not use in a place where lots of dirt and dust are present.

If write and print are performed separately, it is recommended to write before printing.

Leaving discs stacked may result in discs sticking to each other.

Let the discs dry naturally after printing. Touching the surface with your hand or splashing the surface with water right after printing may result in blurriness and stickiness.

Printing is possible only on the printing surface. When printing by hand, use a soft-tipped writing instrument like a felt pen, and do not use a ballpoint pen. Also, do not erase once printed.

Do not use with an auto loading mechanism, a drive with a holding mechanism larger than 33 mm, or an automotive drive. Depending on the condition used, the printing surfaces may stick.

A published CD/DVD/BD may not be readable on another type of drive or player due to compatibility.

The recording surface side has a concentric ring projection called the stack ring. Depending on the disc, projection of the stack ring is small and use of such a disc may cause the disc to stick before or after printing. It is recommended to check the disc before use.

The specified discs have a moisture-adhesive ink receptor layer on the label surface. If stored stacked, especially under high humidity and high temperature conditions, discs may adhere to each other. If an automatic duplication machine is used, please check the disc before using.

Notes when storing discs

Do not store in direct sunlight, near heating equipment, or high humidity and temperature.

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Do not place where large temperature variance takes place, as condensation may occur.

Do not place an object on top of the disc.

When storing, keep the disc in its disc case, and avoid letting film or cards touch the printing surface. These may scratch the printing surface.

Do not store discs in soft cases or bags which may touch the printing surface directly. This may cause discs to stick; may cause color shading or discoloration.

Avoid storing with part of the printing surface covered, as this may cause smearing or discoloration.

Making a backup is recommended if the data is important. It is recommended to make backups periodically if storing for long period of time.

Avoid storing in high temperatures and high humidity, which may result in blurriness and stickiness of the printing surface.

Printable area

The printable area is the area available for label printing. The printable area can be set from the Set Inner/Outer Diameter screen of EPSON Total Disc Maker. In the Set Inner/Outer Diameter screen, you can select Standard, Wide, or set manually. The following diagram shows the printable area for Standard and Wide. Printing will be done in the gray area.

CD/DVD/BD:

12-cm (4.72") CD/DVD/BD (Standard) 12-cm (4.72") CD/DVD/BD (Wide)

Inner diameter Outer diameter Inner diameter Outer diameter

45 mm (1.77") 116 mm (4.57") 25.5 mm (1.00") 116 mm (4.57")

45 mm

116 mm

25.5 mm

116 mm

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c Caution: Make sure to set the inner diameter and the outer diameter within the areas shown above.

Printing on sections outside the printable area may damage your CD/DVD/BD drive.

The EPSON Total Disc Maker can be set between an inner diameter of 18 mm and an outer diameter of 119.4 mm (0.71 to 4.70"). However, printing outside the printable area (45 to 116 mm) may result in sticking, staining of the disc tray, peeling of print, and blurring of print. It is recommended to check the disc type before using.

When printing outside the printable area (ink absorbing layer) of the disc occurs, the ink printed outside the printable area does not fix. Check the label of the printable area of the disc being used before setting.

Precautions for setting the printable area -Make sure the printable area set does not exceed the printable area of the actual disc being used. -Check whether coloration of print made on the rib (stack ring) is not uniform. -Printing on the rib (stack ring) may cause ink sticking, disc sticking, and ink erasure after printing.

Measures to be taken when printing outside printable area: When printing inside the inner diameter results in ink sticking, disc sticking, and ink erasure, take the following action to avoid that. -Set Drying Time on the printer drivers printer settings screen and print. Although throughput may be reduced, problems will be avoided or reduced, since the disc will be ejected after a set time. -Enable Mask Rib Area. If you print from another application, set from the user-defined label setting in the printer driver. If you print from the Total Disc Maker, set from Set Inner/Outer Diameter setting.

Note: When you print on CDs/DVDs/BDswith a commercially available software package that supports CD/DVD/BD printing, you have to make the following settings.

Size 124 x 124 mm (4.88 x 4.88")

Type CD/DVD Label, CD/DVD Premium Label, or Epson Specified CD/DVD Label

Margins on all sides 2 mm (0.08")

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Ink Cartridges

c Caution: Epson recommends the use of genuine Epson ink cartridges. Other products not

manufactured by Epson may cause damage that is not covered by Epsons warranties, and under certain circumstances, may cause erratic behavior.

Use the ink cartridge before the expiration date printed on its package.

Do not refill the ink cartridge. Other products not manufactured by Epson may cause damage that is not covered by Epson's warranties, and under certain circumstances, may cause erratic behavior.

Note: The ink cartridges packaged with your product are partly used during initial setup. In order to

produce high-quality printouts, the print head in your product will be fully charged with ink. This one-off process consumes a quantity of ink, and therefore these cartridges print fewer pages compared to subsequent ink cartridges.

Do not store ink cartridges in high or freezing temperatures, or in direct sunlight.

To ensure that you receive premium print quality and to help protect your print head, a variable ink safety reserve remains in the cartridge when your product indicates to replace the cartridge. The yields quoted for you do not include this reserve.

Cartridge yields vary considerably based on images printed, print settings, disc type, frequency of use, and temperature. For print quality, a variable amount of ink remains in the cartridge after the "replace cartridge" indicator comes on. This product ships with full cartridges and part of the ink from the first cartridges is used for priming its printer. See www.discproducer.epson.com for more information about cartridges.

Even when Black is selected, all the ink colors are used in an operation designed to maintain the printing and print head quality.

Color Black, Yellow, Magenta, Light Magenta, Cyan, Light Cyan

Cartridge life Use within 6 months of opening the package.

Temperature Storage: -20 to 40 C (-4 to 104 F)

1 month at 40 C (104 F)

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Job Processing

Note: Depending on the disc or the computer used, writing speed may become slower than the set

speed.

Above figures are based on Windows Vista.

Printing

dpi: number of dots every 25.4 mm (dots per inch)

Job processing speed (Write and print)

CD 15 discs/hr

When using EPSON specified CD-R, drive speed of 40x, writing 600 MB data, and Speed/Bidirectional printing.

DVD 8 discs/hr

When using EPSON specified DVD-R, drive speed of 12x, writing 3.8 GB data, and Speed/Bidirectional printing.

BD (only for PP-50BD)

3 discs/hr

When using EPSON specified BD-R, drive speed of 6x, writing 23.8 GB data, and Speed/Bidirectional printing.

Printing direction Bidirectional, unidirectional

Printing method On demand inkjet

Head Number of nozzles 180 per color

Resolution Print Mode Setting (Quality/Speed)

[1]: 1,440 x 1,440 dpi

[2]: 1,440 x 720 dpi

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Write Speed

Note: *1: If you select 2.4x for DVD-R/DVD-R DL, write speed will be set to 2x. *2: If you select 2x for DVD+R/DVD+R DL, write speed will be set to 2.4x. *3: 8x write speed is possible only when Epson BDs specified for 8x write speed are used.

Mechanical

Electrical

Note: Check the label on the back of the product for its voltage.

CD-R 40x / 32x / 24x /16x / 10x / 4x

DVD-R 12x / 8x / 6x / 4x / 2.4x*1 / 2x

DVD+R 12x / 8x / 6x / 4x / 2.4x / 2x*2

DVD-R DL 8x / 6x / 4x / 2.4x*1 / 2x

DVD+R DL 8x / 6x / 4x / 2.4x / 2x*2

BD-R (only for PP-50BD) 8x*3 / 6x / 4x / 2x

BD-R DL (only for PP-50BD) 8x*3 / 6x / 4x / 2x

Drive Tray loading type

Stacker capacity Stacker 1 and 2: Max. about 50 discs

Stacker 3: Max. about 20 discs

Dimensions Width: 377 mm (14.8 inches)

Depth: 465 mm (18.3 inches)

Height: 324 mm (12.8 inches)

Weight Approx. 21 kg (46 lb) with accessories

Input voltage range AC 100 to 240 V

Rated frequency range 50 to 60 Hz

Rated current 1.0 A

Power consumption Operating Approx. 40 W

Standby mode Approx. 28 W

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Environmental

*1 Without condensation

Standards and Approvals

Interface

Temperature Operation: 10 to 35 C (50 to 95 F)

Storage: -20 to 40 C (-4 to 104 F)

1 month at 40 C (104 F)

Humidity Operation:*1 20 to 80% RH

Storage:*1

5 to 85% RH

Safety UL60950-1 CAN/CSA-C22.2 No.60950-1

EMC FCC Part 15 Subpart B Class A CAN/CSA-CEI/IEC CISPR 22 Class A AS/NZS CISPR22 Class A

Low voltage directive 2006/95/EC EN60950-1

EMC directive 2004/108/EC EN55022 Class A EN61000-3-2 EN61000-3-3 EN55024

Compliance USB 2.0

Communication speed Hi-Speed (480 Mbps)

Full-Speed (12 Mbps)

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Lifetime

Ink pad life: About

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