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Printing Your
Attaching the
First Page
Paper Support
Plugging
Checking
in the
the Printer
Printer
Installing the
Connecting
Ink
the Printer
Cartridges
Installing the
Printer
Software
4012581-00
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  • Page 1

    Printing Your Attaching the First Page Paper Support Plugging Checking in the the Printer Printer Installing the Connecting the Printer Cartridges Installing the Printer Software 4012581-00...

  • Page 2: Attaching The Paper Support

    Attaching the Paper Support Insert the paper support into the slots at the rear of the printer. Plugging in the Printer Follow the steps below to plug in the printer. Make sure that the printer is turned off. It is off when the2 power light is off.

  • Page 3: Connecting The Printer

    Connecting the Printer If you have a PC, it is possible to connect to your printer using either the parallel or the USB interface. A Macintosh can only be connected via the USB interface. Depending on your geographic location, you may need to acquire the appropriate cable.

  • Page 4: Installing The Printer Software

    Installing the Printer Software After connecting the printer to your computer, you must install the software that is included on the “Printer Software for EPSON Stylus COLOR 880” CD-ROM shipped with your printer. Your printer software CD-ROM includes the following: Printer driver and utilities The printer driver runs, or “drives,”...

  • Page 5

    Install Reference Guide and follow the on-screen instructions. When the installation is complete, an ESC880 Guide icon appears in the EPSON folder. Double-click the icon to open the guide. Follow the on-screen instructions to turn on your printer. For Windows 98 users, the printer port configuration starts automatically.

  • Page 6

    When a message appears informing you that the installation is complete, click OK. Note: If an error message appears, either the printer driver or the EPSON USB printer device driver is not installed correctly. See "Troubleshooting" in the Daily Use guide for details.

  • Page 7

    For Windows 98 uses, click the Details tab and make sure that EPUSBx: (EPSON Stylus COLOR 880) is displayed in the Print to the following port list box. For Windows 2000 user’s click the Ports tab and make sure that USBxxx,...

  • Page 8

    Follow the steps below to install the printer software. Turn on your Macintosh and insert the software CD in the CD-ROM drive. The contents of the EPSON printer software CD are displayed. If a single Installer icon is displayed, double-click the icon. If separate...

  • Page 9: Installing The Ink Cartridges

    When background printing is on, you can use your Macintosh while it is preparing a document for printing. In order to use the EPSON Monitor3 utility to manage print jobs, background printing must be turned on. Close the Chooser.

  • Page 10

    Install the ink cartridges as described below. Lower the output tray and then open the printer cover. Press the 2 power button to turn on the printer. The print head moves left to the ink cartridge installation position. The 2 power light flashes and the * and ) ink out lights come on.

  • Page 11

    Caution: You must remove the yellow tape seals from the cartridges before installing them; otherwise, a fatal error will occur and the cartridges will become unusable. Do not remove the blue portion of the tape seals from the cartridges; otherwise, the cartridges may become clogged and unable to print. Do not remove the tape seals from the bottom of the cartridges;...

  • Page 12: Checking The Printer

    Checking the Printer Before printing your first page, load plain paper in the printer and print a nozzle check page to make sure that the printer is working correctly. If the nozzle check is unsatisfactory, you may need to clean the print head. Loading paper Follow the steps below to load plain paper in the printer.

  • Page 13: Checking The Print Head Nozzles

    Checking the print head nozzles Make sure that the printer is turned off. Hold down the load/ eject button ( in the illustration) and press the 2 power button ( in the illustration) to turn on the printer. Then release both buttons. Here are sample printouts.

  • Page 14: Printing Your First Page

    For Windows users Follow the steps below to print the sample file. Make sure that A4 or Letter size EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper is loaded in the printer. Insert the printer software CD in the CD-ROM drive. If the Installer dialog box appears, click Quit.

  • Page 15

    11. Click Close, Print, or OK to print. You may need to click a combination of these buttons. While printing is in progress, the EPSON Progress Meter (for Windows 98, 95, 2000, and NT 4.0) or the EPSON Despooler dialog box (for Windows 3.1) is displayed, showing the printing progress and the status...

  • Page 16

    Click Page Setup on the File menu. The following dialog box appears. Select the paper size that is loaded in the printer from the Paper Size list box. Select Portrait as the Orientation setting. After making your settings, click OK to close the Page Setup dialog box. Note: You cannot print from the Page Setup dialog box.

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