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Epson STYLUS COLOR 580 Setup Manual

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Printing Your
Checking the
Package Contents
First Page
Installing
Unpacking
and
the Printer
Checking
the Ink
Cartridges
Attaching the
Paper Support
Installing the
and the
Printer Software
Connecting
Output Tray
the Printer
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  • Page 1 Printing Your Checking the Package Contents First Page Installing Unpacking the Printer Checking the Ink Cartridges Attaching the Paper Support Installing the and the Printer Software Connecting Output Tray the Printer 4012750-00...
  • Page 2: Checking The Package Contents

    Checking the Package Contents ink cartridge package output tray printer software & paper support (contains both black and Reference Guide color ink cartridges.) CD-ROM Daily Use power cord* Setup * The power cord may come Guide attached to the printer in certain locations.
  • Page 3: Unpacking The Printer

    Unpacking the printer Remove all tape and protective materials attached to the printer. *The number of tape strips used may vary from what is shown. Attaching the Paper Support and the Output Tray Insert the paper support into the slots at the rear of the printer, then insert the output tray into the slots at the front of the printer where the paper is ejected.
  • Page 4: Connecting The Printer

    Connecting the Printer Your printer connects to your computer via a standard, shielded USB cable. Make sure that the USB cable supports bidirectional communication. Otherwise, the printer will not work. Depending upon your geographic location, you may need to obtain the appropriate cable. See “Options and Consumable Products”...
  • 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 COLOR 580” CD-ROM shipped with your printer. Refer to the appropriate section below. Note: If you wish to make a floppy disk version of the printer software on your CD-ROM, you can use the driver disk creation utility included on the CD-ROM.
  • Page 6 . Then, click Install Reference Guide and follow the on-screen instructions. When the installation is complete, an ESC580 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

    Follow these steps to install your printer software. Plug in the printer and turn on your Macintosh, then insert the software CD in the CD-ROM drive. The EPSON printer software CD-ROM opens automatically. If a single Installer icon appears, double-click the icon. If separate...
  • Page 8 CD-ROM. To install the guide, click Install Reference Guide and follow the on-screen instructions. When the installation is complete, a View Reference Guide icon appears in the EPSON folder. Double-click the icon to open the guide. It is possible to access Technical Support from the printer software CD- ROM.
  • Page 9 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 on.
  • Page 10: Installing And Checking The Ink Cartridges

    For Windows users, if you are unable to install ink cartridges using the Setup utility, use EPSON Status Monitor3 to install them. To access EPSON Status Monitor 3, right-click the printer shortcut icon on the taskbar and click EPSON Stylus COLOR 580. Then, click the How to button.
  • Page 11: Checking The Printer

    Caution: You must remove the yellow tape seals from the cartridges before installing them; otherwise, 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 Here are sample printouts. Good sample Print head needs to be cleaned Segments are missing Print head alignment check The printer prints test patterns, allowing you to check if the print head is aligned. Here are sample printouts. From each pattern on the printed test sheet, choose the vertical line that is aligned best.
  • Page 13: Printing Your First Page

    Note: If you cannot find a line which is aligned correctly, select the number of the line which is the closest to being correct and click Realignment. The alignment test sheet will print again. Printing Your First Page After making sure that your printer is operating correctly, you are ready to print your first page.
  • Page 14: For Windows Users

    For Windows users Follow these steps to print the sample file. Make sure that A4 or Letter size plain paper is loaded in the printer. Insert the printer driver CD in the CD-ROM drive. If the Installer dialog box appears, click Quit.
  • Page 15: For Macintosh Users

    Make sure that EPSON Stylus COLOR 580 is selected as the printer, then click Printer, Setup, Options, or Properties. You may need to click a combination of these buttons. The printer driver opens. Click the Main tab, then click anywhere in the Media Type box and select Plain Paper.
  • Page 16 12. Click Print to start printing. While printing is in progress, the EPSON Progress Meter is displayed, showing the printing progress and the status of your printer. The setup process for this printer is now complete. See the Daily Use guide for information on regular printer operation.