What steps can I take to prepare my product for storage?
If you'll be placing your Epson printer into storage for a period of time, follow these storage guidelines to prepare the printer:
Caution: During transportation and storage, follow these guidelines:
- Use two or more people to lift the product.
- When lifting the product, hold it as shown here. Holding other areas may cause the product to fall or cause you to pinch your fingers when placing the product down.
- Leave the maintenance box installed; otherwise ink may leak.
- When placing the product on the optional cabinet, lock the casters on the cabinet first.
- Avoid tilting the product, placing it vertically, or turning it upside down; otherwise ink may leak.
- Leave the ink cartridges installed. Removing the cartridges can dry out the print head and may prevent the product from printing.
- Turn off the product.
- Unplug the power cord.
- Disconnect any connected cables.
- Remove all the paper from the product.
- Make sure there are no originals on the product.
- Close the paper support and output tray.
- If you transporting the product a short distance, remove the optional cabinet and paper cassettes (if they are installed) before lifting the product.
Note: If the optional cabinet is installed, you can use the casters on the cabinet to roll the product instead of lifting it. Remove the cabinet stands and unlock the casters before moving the product. Do not roll the product over uneven or rough surfaces to avoid harsh impacts to the product.
- If you are transporting the product over a long distance, place the product in its original packing materials, if possible, or use equivalent materials with cushioning around the product. Make sure the box adequately protects the product control panel.
Keep the product level during transportation. If print quality has declined when you print again, clean and align the print head.Related concepts
Print Head Cleaning
Print Head Alignment
Removing and Installing Ink Cartridges