Epson R2400 Printer Support Page
Please read this page to ensure your getting the best use out of your Epson R2400 printer in terms both of results and reliability.
Lyson ICC Profiles
For PC users: To download these profiles you will require Winzip. Go to http://www.winzip.com/downwz.htm to download this software.
For Mac users: For MAC OSX 10.3 or later, there is a bulit in utility that opens these zip files. For earlier Mac operating systems, you will require StuffIt Expander! CLICK HERE to download this software.
For profile help and support, CLICK HERE
Click your paper type to download your profile...
|PROFILES FOR WINDOWS AND MAC|
|All Papers (Marrutt Satin, Gloss, Matt and Fine Art Papers)|
|Marrutt 280gsm Gloss Fine Art|
|Ilford 280gsm Smooth Pearl|
|Ilford 280gsm Smooth Gloss|
Supporting Documnetation (PDF Documents Adobe Adobe Acrobat Required)
Marrutt ICC ProfilesMarrutt Pro Inks are formulated to provide a close match to the original OEM brand inkset, so for normal-basic printing simply use the usual Epson print settings to provide good standard accuracy in colour and black & white with correct print density (plug and play). This is particularly useful when printing from non-Adobe Photoshop applications, which do not support colour management.
For more colour-critical printing, we recommend obtaining a Marrutt Custom Profile. See our Custom Profiling page for further details of this service.
Printer Head Cleaning
Before each printing session, carry out a nozzle check to ensure that all ink channels are firing. If they are not, make sure that you have not run out of ink, and then perform up to a maximum of four nozzle checks and cleans to restore a good nozzle print out.
THE BEST TIP OF ALL: Problem prevention is always better than problem solving! Turn you printer on for a few minutes once every few days - especially when you are not using your printer for long periods. When you turn a printer on, it goes through a mini head-clean which can prevent the build up of dried ink on the underside of your ink head. - If you go on holiday, why not leave your printer switched 'on' and connect your print to the mains through an inexpensive central heating timer switch, set to turn on for a few minutes every other day - when you return, your print head will be in perfect order, ready to print.
For dirty rollers or poor paper feed action, we recommend Platen Cleaner Spray. This will remove any build-up of dried ink or paper fibres. We advise you to use this spray applied to a sheet of paper to create a cleaning sheet, which will maintain your inkjet roller friction, and maintain good paper feed characteristics.
Printer Banding / Incomplete Nozzle Check
There are many causes of printer banding and these are often simple mistakes which can be easily corrected. Before you attempt any printer cleaning methods we suggest you go through this fault finding checklist:
- If this is unsuccessful, read on:
Problem with a single channel (e.g. black): The aim of this printer head cleaning technique is to attempt to force ink through the nozzles, thus clearing any dried ink.
If you have problem with more than one channel you may like to run a purge file at the best print quality (the slowest print) in order to gain a complete nozzle check. Right click here and select "save target as" save this in any folder or on your desktop - you can then open this up in Photoshop for printing. Print this up to 6 times or until your nozzle check come good.
To view the illustrated step-by-step installation instructions for the R2400 CIS, CLICK HERE (please allow a few seconds to appear)
You can also view a video demonstrating this process by CLICKING HERE
CIS Inkjet Head Recovery
If you have a Continuous Ink System and you are experiencing a lack of ink in one (or more) of your channels you may have lost your ink flow.
We demonstrate further head cleaning methods for printers such as the Epson R2400 in our Bad Nozzle Check Basics training video
First of all, please ensure you have a perfect nozzle check (this is carried out in the utilities section of your Epson printer driver). If you do not have a perfect nozzle check, please refer to the Printer Head Cleaning Section towards the top of this page. Once you have confirmed you have a perfect nozzle check, ensure you are selecting the correct profile and have the correct printer settings in Adobe Photoshop for that profile. These are:
IN ADOBE PHOTOSHOP PRINT WITH PREVIEW:
Select correct profile
Use Black point compensation: unchecked
IN EPSON PRINT DRIVER:
Gloss, Satin and Semi Gloss Papers = Epson Premium semigloss (PC Users), Premium Luster Photo Paper (Mac Users)
*Fine Art Papers = Watercolor Paper Radiant White
Matt Papers = Archival Matt Paper
PC = Best Photo
Mac = SuperFine 1440dpi
High Speed: On
Select "Color Controls"
Gloss, Satin and Semi Gloss Papers = Color Controls selected. Mode: “Adobe RGB”, Gamma: “2.2”
*Fine Art and Matt Papers = Off (No color adjustment)
* For Fine Art Papers: Be sure to select “Manual-Roll” as the Paper Source. Use the rear media feeds on your printer provided by Epson for more reliable take up of thicker papers. Consult the “Help” documentation in the printer driver for details.
NOTE. For generic gloss profiles, any colour cast can be dialled out by adjusting the cyan, magenta, and yellow sliders. Ensure only small adjustments are made as they can have a dramatic effect on the overall tone of the print. Any amount you subtract from a colour should be added to the other two so that the net effect is zero. For example a warm cast could be compensated for by reducing the magenta by -2, and adding +1 to both the yellow and cyan.
Due to the settings used for Fine Art and Matt papers this technique cannot be used for these media types.
Epson R2400 inkjet printers do vary quite noticeably one printer to another, so it is advisable to install a free ICC profile for your printer/paper/ink combination. You can download free ICC generic profiles and the installation instructions from the Profile Section at the top of this page
For professional photographers and critical enthusiasts, it may be best to commission one custom ICC printer profile for your favourite inkjet media to guarantee best possible colour accuracy and image quality. We have two specialists who look after professional photographers, and one profiling specialist who assists enthusiasts (non-professionals). Please contact us for their links
If you are still experiencing difficulties with your Epson R2400 printer, please contact us and we will do our best to help you.
Quick Links to Epson Stylus Photo R2400 Products, Services and Info
Recomended Papers for the R2400Available in various cut sheet and 13" roll sizes.
Finishes include Gloss, Satin, Canvas, Matt & Fine Art papers selected by top professionals.
Low-cost media pack available for evaluation.
RECOMMENDED EPSON R2400 INKJET PAPERS - CLICK HERE
Epson R2400 SupportTips for reliable and quality printing.
Downloadable Lyson ICC Profiles.
Recommended cleaning methods.
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