If you receive a "Paper Out" error when printing even though you have paper loaded in the printer, there is a mismatch between the paper size settings in your software and the paper actually loaded in the printer.
You have paper loaded in the (upper) MP tray and not in the (lower) LC1 tray, but the paper size setting for the print job only matches the size set for the LC1 tray. The printer detects that there is no paper in the tray with the appropriate paper size and therefore reports "Paper Out".
A "Paper Out" error is indicated by the following lights on the printer. If you are receiving a different error, refer to your user guide for help.
An error message will also appear in the window of EPSON Status Monitor 3 if it is installed and your error notifications are enabled.
We recommend updating your printer's firmware to the latest version. After doing so, incorrect paper size settings in your print job will no longer result in a "Paper Out" error. Instead, your printer will indicate a "Check Paper Size" error, but you will be able to continue to print the job by pressing the Start/Stop button.
However, to avoid any errors you should ensure that the paper size settings for your print job always match the paper you have loaded in the printer. For example, the application you are printing from may be set to the American LT (US Letter) paper size instead of A4.
Follow the steps below:
If your firmware revision is 26815 or lower then we recommend updating the firmware to version 26830. If your version is 26830 or greater, please do not change the firmware.
You can carry out the firmware update yourself by downloading the necessary software from the links in this article.
|Windows (via USB or network):||Windows 2000 (Professional/Server)|
|Windows XP Home edition, Professional edition and Professional x64|
|Windows Vista and Vista x64 editions|
|Windows 2003 Professional, Server, Standard, Enterprise and Server 2003 x64 edition|
|Mac (via network only):||Mac OS X Intel 10.4.x or later|
|Mac OS X PowerPC 10.2.x or later|
|Upgrading via USB:||English instructions in PDF format|
|Upgrading via a network:||English instructions in PDF format|
|Windows||Mac OS X|
|Operating System(s)||Windows XP 32-bit, Windows 2000, Windows XP 64-bit,
Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit
|Mac OS X - PowerPC, Mac OS X - Intel|
|Language(s)||English, Français, Nederlands, Deutsch,
Español, Italiano, Portugues
|English, Français, Nederlands, Deutsch,|
Español, Italiano, Portugues
|Release Date||04 December 2008||04 December 2008|
|Download||Click here||Click here|
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After upgrading your firmware, if you set an incorrect paper size in your print job then an error will be indicated, but you'll be able to continue to print by pressing the Start/Stop button. However, we also recommend carrying out the checks below to identify and resolve the cause of the error.
Example: Windows Vista driver settings
Auto Selection: the printer will attempt to print from a tray containing paper of the indicated size. Ensure that the paper size is correct.
MP Tray, LC1, LC2 or LC3: the printer will attempt to print from the specified tray only. Ensure that the paper size is correct.
If the Paper Size is incorrect:
Many applications have a Document Setup, Page Setup or similar function that contains paper size information, and in some cases this can be set incorrectly to (for example) an American paper size like LT (US Letter).
Refer to your application's documentation for help with this step. The following example shows how to check the paper size in Microsoft Word 2007 under Windows Vista.
After carrying out all of the above steps, you should now be able to print. If you are still encountering errors, see the "How do I resolve Check Paper Size or Paper Set XXX errors" article appropriate to your operating system in the Related Articles section.
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