Important Safety Instructions

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

Setting up the printer

Observe the following when setting up the printer:
Do not block or cover the vents and openings in the printer.
Use only the type of power source indicated on the printer’s label.
Use only the power cord that comes with the printer. Use of another cord may result in fire or electric shock.
The printer’s power cord is for use with the printer only. Use with other equipment may result in fire or electric shock.
Be sure your AC power cord meets the relevant local safety standard.
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.
The power-supply cords should be placed to avoid abrasions, cuts, fraying, crimping, and kinking. Do not place objects on to of the power-supply cords and do not allow the power-supply cords to be stepped on or run over. Be particularly careful to keep all the power-supply cords straight at the ends and the points where they enter and leave the transformer.
If you use an extension cord with the printer, make sure that the total ampere rating of the devices plugged into the extension cord does not exceed the cord’s ampere rating. Also, make sure that the total ampere rating of all devices plugged into the wall outlet does not exceed the wall outlet’s ampere rating. Do not place multiple loads on the electrical outlet.
Never disassemble, modify, or attempt to repair the power cord, printer unit, scanner unit, or options by yourself, except as specifically explained in the printer's guides.
Unplug the printer and refer servicing to qualified service personnel under the following conditions:
The power cord or plug is damaged; liquid has entered the printer; the printer has been dropped or the casing damaged; the printer does not operate normally or exhibits a distinct change in performance. Do not adjust controls that are not covered by the operating instructions.
If you plan to use the printer 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 printer.
When connecting the printer 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.
For Hong Kong and Singapore users:
If damage occurs to the plug, replace the cord set or consult a qualified electrician. Replace fuses only with fuses of the correct size and rating.

Choosing a place for the printer

Observe the following when choosing a place for the printer:
Place the printer on a flat, stable surface that extends beyond the base of the printer in all directions. If you place the printer by the wall, leave more than 10 cm between the back of the printer and the wall. The printer will not operate properly if it is tilted at an angle.
When storing or transporting the printer, do not tilt it, stand it on its side, or turn it upside down. Otherwise, ink may leak from the cartridges.
Allow spaces behind the printer for the cables, and space above the printer so that you can fully raise the document cover.
Avoid places subject to rapid changes in temperature and humidity. Also, keep the printer away from direct sunlight, strong light, or heat sources.
Do not place or store the printer outdoors, near excessive dirt or dust, water, heat sources, or in locations subject to shocks, vibrations, high temperature or humidity. Do not use with wet hands.
Place the printer near a wall outlet where the plug can be easily unplugged.

Using the printer

Observe the following when using the printer:
Do not insert objects through the slots in the printer.
Take care not to spill liquid on the printer.
Do not put your hand inside the printer or touch the ink cartridges during printing.
Do not touch the white flat cable inside the printer.
Do not use aerosol products that contain flammable gases inside or around this printer. Doing so may cause fire.
Do not move the print head by hand; otherwise, you may damage the printer.
Always turn the printer off using the  On button. When this button is pressed, the  On light flashes. Do not unplug the printer or turn off the power to the outlet until the  On light stops flashing.
Before transporting the printer, make sure that the print head is in the home (far right) position and the ink cartridges are in place.
Leave the ink cartridges installed. Removing the cartridges can dehydrate the print head and may prevent the printer from printing.
Be careful not to trap your fingers when closing the scanner unit.
If you are not going to use the printer for a long period, be sure to unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.

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.
Shake new ink cartridges four or five times before opening their packages.
Do not shake ink cartridges after opening their packages; 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.
Do not use an ink cartridge beyond the date printed on the cartridge carton: otherwise, it may result in reduced print quality. For best results, use up the ink cartridges within six months of first installing them.
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 printer automatically performs a reliability check.
If you remove an ink cartridge for later use, protect the ink supply area from dirt and dust, and store it in the same environment as the printer. A valve in the ink supply port makes covers or plugs unnecessary, but the ink may stain items that come into contact with this area of the cartridge. Do not touch the ink supply port or the surrounding area.
Store ink cartridges with their labels facing upward. Do not store cartridges upside down.

Using memory cards

Do not remove a memory card or turn off the printer while the memory card light is flashing.
The methods for using memory cards vary according to card type. Be sure to refer to the documentation packaged with your memory card for details.
Use only memory cards compatible with the printer.
See Memory card

Using the LCD screen (for Stylus CX8300/DX8400 Series only)

The LCD screen may contain a few small bright or dark spots. These are normal and do not mean that they are damaged in any way.
Only use a dry, soft cloth to clean the LCD screen. Do not use liquid or chemical cleansers.
If the LCD screen is damaged, contact your dealer. If the liquid crystal solution gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If the liquid crystal solution gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. If discomfort or vision problems remain after a thorough flushing, see a doctor immediately.

Restrictions on Copying

Observe the following restrictions in order to ensure the responsible and legal use of your printer.
Copying of the following items is prohibited by law:
Bank bills, coins, government-issued marketable securities, government bond securities, and municipal securities
Unused postage stamps, pre-stamped postcards, and other official postal items bearing valid postage
Government-issued revenue stamps, and securities issued according to legal procedure
Exercise caution when copying the following items:
Private marketable securities (stock certificates, negotiable notes, checks, etc.), monthly passes, concession tickets, etc.
Passports, driver's licenses, warrants of fitness, road passes, food stamps, tickets, etc.
Responsible use of copyrighted materials:
Printers can be misused by improperly copying copyrighted materials. Unless acting on the advice of a knowledgeable attorney, be responsible and respectful by obtaining the permission of the copyright holder before copying published material.