asked Feb 12, 2005 at 7:40am
Epson Epson Stylus Color 600

automatic head clean & recharge at switchon

Hi, epson stylus color 600

How do you stop this printer doing a head clean and recharge cycle when its
switched on? I prefer to do this manually when required.

Is there a trick to position the paper to a given position to start printing?

Thanks for your help.

by castoo on Feb 12, 2005 at 9:55am Add comment
When the printer does always a cleaning cycle at the startup there is something wrong with the NVRAM or with the printhead.

Try downloading the service manual from this site but it looks like a complex problem.
by newuser on Feb 12, 2005 at 1:31pm Add comment
Thanks Newuser,

Will do.

The printer is functioning correctly, however. My problem is, to avoid blocking the 'phone, I am on and of line very frequently and printer startup cycles quickly drain the ink.

Any thoughts on page positioning?

Thanks again. castoo
by castoo on Feb 13, 2005 at 12:43am Add comment
With the Stylus family there is no way to control paper handling from the printer, except loading/unloading a sheet.

Any regulation (margins, vertical offset etc. ) must be done from the application you are using: if your software doesn't offer these settings there's nothing you can do.
by newuser on Feb 13, 2005 at 8:49am Add comment

I was looking for a utility, a bit like "clickbook" to set out the page via spooler. Must be something out there!

Thanks again.

by Anonymous on Feb 13, 2005 at 9:14am Add comment
by anon on Feb 14, 2005 at 1:08am Add comment
The only utility able to manage prints I know is


but it is shareware and I don't remember the license price.

Otherwise under Linux there are the PSUtils...
by newuser on Feb 14, 2005 at 12:31pm Add comment
The correct link is
by newuser on Feb 14, 2005 at 12:36pm Add comment
Thanks Newuser,

I have already tried fineprint and clickbook. Although both allow duplex printing and several pages per sheet,they do not allow printing to a pre printed sheet. My best bet know appears to be to search for a printer that has a manual feed tray.

Many thanks for yor efforts.

by castoo on Feb 15, 2005 at 1:02am Add comment