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EPSON
USB/Parallel Adapter
®
User's Guide
for the EPSON Stylus COLOR 440,
EPSON Stylus COLOR 640,
EPSON Stylus COLOR 600
and EPSON Stylus Photo EX
®
IMPORTANT: To use the USB/Parallel Adapter with your Apple
iMac
, you must download and install the iMac Update 1.0 from
Apple at http://swupdates.info.apple.com.
CPD 7424

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    EPSON USB/Parallel Adapter ® User’s Guide for the EPSON Stylus COLOR 440, EPSON Stylus COLOR 640, EPSON Stylus COLOR 600 and EPSON Stylus Photo EX ® IMPORTANT: To use the USB/Parallel Adapter with your Apple ™ iMac , you must download and install the iMac Update 1.0 from Apple at http://swupdates.info.apple.com.

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    EPSON and EPSON Stylus are registered trademarks of SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION. General Notice: Other product names used herein are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. EPSON disclaims any and all rights in those marks. Copyright © 1998 by Epson America, Inc.

  • Page 3: Fcc Compliance Statement

    FCC Compliance Statement For United States Users This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.

  • Page 4: For Canadian Users

    WARNING The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this equipment will invalidate the FCC Certification of this device and may cause interference levels which exceed the limits established by the FCC for this equipment. It is the responsibility of the user to obtain and use a shielded equipment interface cable with this device.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Getting Started on a Windows 98 System Connecting the Cable Installing the Printer Software Setting Up Your System to Print to the EPSON Stylus COLOR 600 Appendix A: Using Monitor3 with Your iMac Setting Up Monitor3 Monitoring Print Jobs with Monitor3...

  • Page 6: Introduction

    Introduction The EPSON USB/Parallel Adapter allows you to use smart cable technology to connect your EPSON printer to your Apple iMac or ® Windows 98 computer. It supports the following printers: EPSON ® Stylus COLOR 600, EPSON Stylus COLOR 440, EPSON Stylus COLOR 640, and EPSON Stylus Photo EX.

  • Page 7: Setting Up The Printer

    Setting Up the Printer If you’ve been using your EPSON printer with your computer, the printer is probably set up already. If so, turn it off and disconnect it from the previous computer. Then go to the section explaining how to connect the cable to your system.

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    Reader on your computer, you can install it using the Acrobat Reader 3.01 Installer on your USB Printer Software CD-ROM.) If you have an EPSON Stylus COLOR 600 or EPSON Stylus Photo EX, see the User’s Guide that came with your printer.

  • Page 9: Connecting The Cable

    Connecting the Cable You can connect the USB/Parallel Adapter directly to a USB port on your iMac or to a USB hub connected to a port on the iMac. If you have any printing problems when the printer is connected via a USB hub, try connecting the printer directly to the USB port on the iMac instead.

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    To connect the adapter to one of the USB ports on the iMac keyboard, hold the adapter’s USB connector so the icon faces away from you and connect it to the USB port. available USB port optional USB hub USB/Parallel adapter If you’re using a USB hub, plug it into the USB port on the iMac keyboard, then connect the adapter to an available USB port on the hub.

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    Connect the adapter’s parallel connector to the parallel port on the back of the printer, then secure it with the wire clips. Now follow the instructions in the next section to install the printer driver software from the USB/Parallel Adapter CD-ROM. parallel connector...

  • Page 12: Installing The Printer Software

    You see a message that the computer can’t find the software it needs for your device. Click OK. Insert the EPSON USB Printer Software CD-ROM. Double-click the Installer icon for your printer, then click Continue. Click Install and follow the on-screen instructions to install the printer driver and utilities, and select a default paper size.

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    SC 440 (EPSON Stylus COLOR 440), SC 640 (EPSON Stylus COLOR 640), and SPEX (EPSON Stylus Photo EX.) Click the USB Port icon (if you’ve connected more than one EPSON printer, the port is numbered). 10 Turn on background printing, if you want to use it. Then close the Chooser.

  • Page 14: Getting Started On A Windows 98 System

    The instructions on the next few pages explain how to connect the USB/ Parallel Adapter cable to your Windows 98 system and how to install the printer software. If you’re connecting to an EPSON Stylus COLOR 600 printer, you’ll also find instructions on how to set up your system to use Windows Print Manager.

  • Page 15: Connecting The Cable

    Connecting the Cable You can connect the USB/Parallel Adapter directly to a USB port on your computer, or you can connect it to a USB hub connected to a port on your computer. If you have any printing problems when the printer is connected via a USB hub, try connecting your printer directly to the USB port on the computer instead.

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    USB/Parallel adapter optional USB hub...

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    Connect the adapter’s parallel connector to the parallel port on the back of the printer, then secure it with the wire clips. Now follow the instructions in the next section to install the printer driver software. parallel connector...

  • Page 18: Installing The Printer Software

    The USB printer driver software works best with a Windows 98 system that has not been upgraded from Windows 95. If you’ve already installed a printer driver for your EPSON printer You need to delete the printer driver’s INF file before you install the USB printer driver.

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    Installing the USB printer driver software Restart your computer. Then turn on the USB hub (if you’re using one) and your EPSON printer. You see the Add New Hardware Wizard screen. Insert the USB Printer Software CD-ROM in your CD-ROM drive.

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    Select Specify a location, then click Browse to locate the USB printer software. The software is located in the following folders on the CD-ROM: Stylus Photo EX, Stylus COLOR 600, Stylus COLOR 440, and Stylus COLOR 640.

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    Click Next. The Add New Hardware Wizard now displays EPSON USB Conversion Cable. Click Next. The installer copies the USB printer files to your system. At the final screen, click Finish.

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    When you see a message that installation is complete, click OK. If you’ve installed driver software for the EPSON Stylus COLOR 600, you need to set up your system to use Windows Print Manager. See “Setting Up Your System to Print to the EPSON Stylus COLOR 600” on page 27.

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    If you’re performing a new installation Don’t install the printer driver software that came with your printer. You can’t use this driver software with your USB/Parallel adapter. However, you can use the USB printer software to connect the printer to your computer via the parallel port, if you want.

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    Continue with the instructions to install your creative software applications. Note: The installer for the EPSON Stylus Photo EX installs the creative software before it installs the printer driver software. When you’ve finished installing the creative software, restart your system.

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    Manager. Click Start, point to Settings, and click Control Panel. Then click System and click the Device Manager tab. You should see the device EPSON USB Conversion Cable Devices listed. Click the + next to the device; you should see EPSON USB Conversion Cable (EPXUSB1:) listed too. Note: If you’ve installed more than one USB printer device, each new installation...

  • Page 26: Setting Up Your System To Print To The Epson Stylus Color 600

    Setting Up Your System to Print to the EPSON Stylus COLOR 600 The EPSON Stylus COLOR 600 printer driver software requires that you use the Windows Print Manager when printing to the USB/Parallel Adapter. Follow these steps to enable the Windows Print Manager: Click Start, point to Programs, Epson, and select Spool Manager4.

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    Select Use Print Manager, then click OK to close the Queue Setup dialog box. Close the Spool Manager window.

  • Page 28: Appendix A: Using Monitor3 With Your Imac

    USB Port. Under Background Printing, click On and close the Chooser. To increase the memory allocation, select EPSON Monitor3 in the Extensions folder in your System folder. Then choose Get Info from the File menu and set the Memory Requirements to 2000 or 3000, depending on your system’s available RAM.

  • Page 29: Monitoring Print Jobs With Monitor3

    Monitoring Print Jobs with Monitor3 While you’re printing, click the EPSON Monitor3 icon on the Application menu at the right end of the menu bar. You see the following dialog box: Job currently printing Jobs queued for printing Click to set priorities or...

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    Settings selected for the highlighted print Note: If you see a stop sign icon and the message “Print queue on hold” in the EPSON Monitor3 dialog box, select Start print queue from the Printer menu to release the queue and resume printing.

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    The Priority list becomes active. Click the arrow and select one of the following settings: Normal prints the job in the order it is received Urgent moves the job before any Normal priority jobs in the print queue Hold holds the job in the print queue until you’re ready to release it for printing by clicking the Print Time opens this dialog box so you can set a specific day and time for printing.

  • Page 32: Appendix B: Specifications

    Appendix B: Specifications USB/Parallel Adapter Specifications USB connector: Parallel connector: Cable: Temperature: Operating humidity: Input voltage: Power consumption: During operation: Weight: USB series A; compliant with USB Specification Revision 1.0 IEEE-1284-B; Compatibility, Nibble, and ECP mode supported 2-meter, 5-conductor, insulated, shielded, USB compliant Operating: 32 to 158 °F...

  • Page 33: System Requirements

    Printer cable: Apple iMac Macintosh OS 8.1 with iMac Update 1.0 32MB RAM At least 50MB of free hard disk space for storing images (100MB or more recommended) 13-inch RGB display or better 24-speed CD-ROM drive EPSON USB/Parallel Adapter cable...

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    At least 50MB or free hard disk space for storing images (100MB recommended) VGA, Super VGA, or better display adapter and monitor Double-speed CD-ROM drive (quad-speed or faster recommended) for installing the printer software EPSON USB/Parallel Adapter cable ® processor...

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