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Epson Stylus Photo 1290 Setup Manual

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Printing Your
First Page
Installing
the Ink
Cartridges
Installing the
Printer Software
Package Contents
Plugging in and
Connecting
the Printer
Checking the
Attaching
the Paper
Support Adapter,
Roll Paper Holder
Paper Support
Unpacking
the
Printer
and
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  • Page 1 Printing Your First Page Installing the Ink Cartridges Installing the Printer Software Checking the Package Contents Plugging in and Connecting the Printer Unpacking Printer Attaching the Paper Support Adapter, Roll Paper Holder Paper Support 4013020-01...
  • Page 2: Checking The Package Contents

    Reference Guide CD-ROM roll paper holder The package contents may vary in certain locations. The illustration in this Guide show the EPSON Stylus Photo 1290; the EPSON Stylus Photo 890 is a small type of the printer. Unpacking the Printer Remove all tape and protective materials from the printer.
  • Page 3: Attaching The Paper Support Adapter, Roll Paper Holder And Paper Support

    Paper Support Hold the paper support adapter so that the arrows on the adapter facing toward the front of the printer, and insert the adapter into the slot at the rear of the printer. Insert the roll paper holder into the slots at the back of the paper support adapter, then insert the paper support into the slot at the rear of the paper support adapter.
  • Page 4 Using a USB interface for Windows and Macintosh users To connect the printer to a USB port, you need a standard, shielded USB cable. Follow these steps. Note: For best results, you should connect the printer directly to the computer’s USB...
  • Page 5: Installing The Printer Software

    Installing the Printer Software After connecting the printer to your computer, you need to install the software included on the “Printer Software for EPSON Stylus Photo 1290” or “Printer Software for EPSON Stylus Photo 890” CD-ROM shipped with your printer.
  • Page 6: Installing In Windows

    Online Guide and then screen instructions. When the installation is complete, an ESP 1290 890 Guide icon appears in the EPSON folder. Double-click the icon to open the guide. The Problem Solver provides tips and instructions to help you solve most problems that you may encounter when printing.
  • Page 7: Installing In Macintosh

    When a message appears informing you that the installation is complete, click OK. Note: If an error message appears, either the printer software or the EPSON USB printer device driver is not installed correctly. See "Troubleshooting" in the Daily Use guide for details.
  • Page 8 Turn on your Macintosh and insert the software CD in the CD-ROM drive. The EPSON printer software CD-ROM opens automatically. If the Install Printer Driver/Utility folder appears in the EPSON folder, open it and then double-click the Installer icon. Note: It is possible to install the Reference Guide on your hard drive from the printer software CD-ROM.
  • 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: Using The Setup Utility For Windows Users

    The print head moves to the left, which is the ink cartridge installation position. The 2 power light flashes and the error light comes on. Caution: Do not move the print head by hand. Doing so may damage the printer.
  • Page 11 Do not remove the green IC chip from the side of the cartridge. If you install an ink cartridge without a chip, the printer may be damaged. Align the tabs on each ink cartridge so that they are resting on the tabs protruding from the base of the opened ink cartridge clamps.
  • Page 12: Checking The Printer

    Close the printer cover. Checking the printer Before printing your first page, you need to make sure that the printer is working correctly by loading paper, then printing a nozzle check page and, if necessary, cleaning the print head. Refer to the appropriate section below.
  • Page 13 Then release only the power button first. When the printer starts the nozzle check, release the Below are sample printouts. Good sample If the nozzle check page does not print satisfactorily (for example, if any segment of the printed lines is missing), then you should clean the print head as explained below.
  • 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. > maintenance...
  • Page 15: For Macintosh Users

    Click the Paper tab, then click anywhere in the Paper Size box and select the paper size that is loaded in the printer. 10. Click OK at the bottom of the printer software. You return to the Print dialog box (or a similar dialog box).
  • Page 16 Insert the printer software CD in the CD-ROM drive. Open the Install Printer Driver/Utility folder in the EPSON folder and then double-click the README file. 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.

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