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Epson EPI-4000

What printer does the EPI-4000 emulate?

The EPI-4000 has 3 built-in emulations that may be selected using the SelecType feature:

1. HP LaserJet 11 Series 11
2. Epson LQ-2500
3. Epson FX-850/1050

How do I run a self-test on the EPI-4000?

The built-in self-test on the EPI-4000 is accessed through the SelecType feature. follow the steps below to perform the self-test printing operation.

1. Press the ON-LINE button to enter the OFF-LINE condition.
2. Open the printer cover.
3. Press the SelecType button to enter the SelecType mode.
4. Press the MENU button until "8" appears on the left indicator.
5. Press the #60; or #62; button to select the desired test printing. The right indicator displays "O" to print the status sheet and "1" to print one page of self-test text.
6. Press the SET button, "Co" will be displayed.
7. Close the printer cover to start printing. The control panel displays "SP" during self -test printing.
8. When the self-test printing is finished, the printer returns OFF-LINE.

What Font Cards can I use with the EPI-4000?

Epson has 5 font cards available for the EPI-4000. The font cards are Epson IC card #5410-#5414. Downloadable fonts are accepted as well, to provide font flexibility. A detailed list of the individual fonts available on each font card is listed below,

#5410F
  • Helv prop. space, 14.4 point (bold), portrait
  • TMS roman prop. space, 10 point, portrait
  • TMS roman prop. space, 10 point, (bold), portrait
  • TMS roman prop. space, 10 point, (italic), portrait
  • TMS roman prop. space, 8 point, portrait
  • Line printer 16.66 pitch, 8.5 point, portrait
#5411L
  • Courier 10 pitch, 12 point (bold), portrait/landscape
  • Courier 10 pitch, 12 point (italic), portrait
  • Courier 10 pitch, 12 point (italic), landscape
  • Line printer 16.66 pitch, 8.5 point, portrait
  • Line printer 16.66 pitch, 8.5 point, landscape
#5412M
  • Prestige elite 12 pitch, 10 point, portrait/landscape
  • Prestige elite 12 pitch, 10 point, (bold), portrait
  • Prestige elite 12 pitch, 10 point, (bold), landscape
  • Prestige elite 12 pitch, 10 point, (italic), portrait
  • Prestige elite 12 pitch, 10 point, (italic), landscape
#5413N
  • Letter Gothic 12 pitch, 12 point, portrait/landscape
  • Letter Gothic 12 pitch, 12 point, (bold), portrait
  • Letter Gothic 12 pitch, 12 point, (bold), landscape
  • Letter Gothic 12 pitch, 12 point, (italic), portrait
  • Letter Gothic 12 pitch, 12 point, (italic), landscape
#5414T
  • Helv prop. space, 14 point, (bold), portrait
  • Helv prop. space, 12 point, (bold), portrait
  • Helv prop. space, 10 point, (bold), portrait
  • Helv prop. space, 8 point, (bold), portrait
  • Helv prop. space, 8 point, portrait
  • Helv prop. space, 6 point, portrait
  • Tax draw symbol set, 10 pitch, 12 point (bold), portrait

NOTE: The Font Cards are only available for selection when the EPI-4000 is in the HP LaserJet Series II emulation mode.

What are the part numbers for the other available options and supplies for the EPI-4000 printer?

1. Optional Push Tractor - C800171
2. Optional 2M memory board - C822001
3. Replacement Ink Cartridge - S020003
4. Cleaning Cartridge - S02000501
5. Draining Cartridge - S02000601

How many pages can the EPI-4000 print before the ink cartridge needs to be replaced?

In the Letter Quality mode the EPI-4000 can print approximately 1000 pages with 5% coverage. In the Draft mode the EPI-4000 can print approximately 2000 pages with 2.5% coverage.

How do I change the default settings on the EPI-4000?

The printer's default setting are changed through the SelecType feature. Follow the steps below to use SelecType:

1. Press ON - LINE button to enter off - line condition. Lift the printer cover.
2. Press the SelecType button to enter SelecType mode.
3. Press the MENU button to chose a menu digit.
4. Press the < or > button to select the option digit.
5. Press the SET button to save the new setting.
6. Close the printer cover.

NOTE: Any changes that are made using the SelecType feature do not take effect until they are saved by pressing the SET button after each change.

How much memory is in the EPI-4000? Can this memory be upgraded?

The EPI-4000 comes standard with 512K of memory. To expand the EPI-4000's memory to 2.5M, Epson offers an optional 2 megabyte memory board.

What size paper does the EPI-4000 support?

The EPI-4000 supports up to 11lxl7 inch paper. When printing on paper sizes other than lefter size, change the paper size setting accordingly, using the SelecType feature.

Can the EPI-4000 print on envelopes?

The EPI-4000 can print on plain, bond, or air mail type envelopes.

NOTE: Envelope printing is only available at normal temperature. Keep the longer side of the envelope horizontal.

What is the shelf life of the EPI-4000's ink cartridge?

The shelf life of the ink cartridge is 2 years. Do not use the an ink cartridge after the labeled expiration date. Use only Epson exclusive ink cartridges.

How many resident fonts does the EPI-4000 have? What are they?

In the HP emulation mode the EPI-4000 has 3 resident fonts:

1. Courier 10cpi Portrait/Landscape
2. Courier Bold 10cpi Portrait/Landscape
3. Line Printer 16.66cpi Portrait/Landscape

In the LQ and FX emulation mode the EPI-4000 has 5 resident fonts:

1. Courier 10cpi Portrait/Landscape
2. Courier Bold 10cpi Portrait/Landscape
3. Line Printer 16.66cpi Portrait/Landscape
4. Prestige 12cpi Portrait
5. Prestige 20cpi Portrait

What is the rated print speed and resolution for the EPI-4000?

The EPI - 4000's print speed is 2 pages per minute (PPM) in the Draft mode and 1 page per minute (PPM) in the Letter Quality mode. The resolution of the EPI - 4000 is 300 dots - per - inch (DPI).

NOTE: A print speed of up to 2 PMM is achieved by continuous printing, using the multiple copy feature of the EPI - 4000.

In the HP emulation mode, what printer driver should I select in the software?

The proper printer driver selections are listed below in order of preference.

  • HP LaserJet Series 11
  • HP LaserJet 2000
  • HP LaserJet Plus
  • HP LaserJet 500
  • HP LaserJet

NOTE: If you use 1 1 x 17 inch paper (ledger or B) size paper, select HP LaserJet 2000 as the printer driver.

How can I select unidirectional printing using the EPI - 4000?

When the printer is OFF -LINE, press the draft button for approximately 3 seconds and the control panel displays "Ud". This indicates the unidirectional print mode is selected.