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Attaching the Paper Support Insert the paper support into the slots at the rear of the printer. Plugging in the Printer Make sure that the printer is turned off. It is off when the P power button protrudes slightly from the surface of the control panel. Check the label on the back of the printer to make sure the voltage required by the printer matches that of the electrical outlet you will be plugging it into.
Connecting the Printer If you have a PC, it is possible to connect to your printer via the parallel or USB interface. Macintosh can only be connected via the USB interface. Depending upon your geographic location, you may have to acquire the appropriate cable.
Connect the other end of the cable to the computer’s USB port. 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 1270” CD-ROM shipped with your printer. Your printer software includes: Printer driver and utilities The printer driver runs, or “drives,”...
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.
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.
Installing the Ink Cartridges This printer uses ink cartridges equipped with IC chips. The IC chip accurately monitors the amount of ink used by each cartridge, so even if a cartridge is removed and inserted again, all of its ink can be used. However, some ink is consumed each time the cartridge is inserted because the printer automatically checks reliability.
Turn on the printer by pressing the P power button. The print head moves to the left, which is the ink cartridge installation position. The P power light flashes and the B and A ink out lights come Caution: Do not move the print head by hand. Doing so may damage the printer. Push back the release tabs and lift up the ink cartridge clamps.
Caution: You must remove the yellow tape seals from the cartridges before installing them; otherwise, the cartridges will become unusable and you will be unable to print. If you have installed an ink cartridge without removing the yellow tape seal, you must remove the cartridge and install a new one. Prepare the new cartridge by removing the yellow tape seal, then install it in the printer.
Caution: Make sure the ink cartridge tabs are not under the tabs protruding from the base of the opened ink cartridge clamps, as this could damage the clamps. Note: Install both ink cartridges. If either of the cartridges is not installed, the printer will not work.
Checking the Printer Before printing your first page, you need to make sure the printer is working correctly by printing a nozzle check page and, if necessary, cleaning the print head. Loading paper Follow these steps to load plain paper in the printer. Lower the output tray and slide out the extension.
Checking the print head nozzles Make sure that the printer is turned off. Hold down the E load/eject button in the illustration below) and press the P power button ( in the illustration below) to turn on the printer. Then release both buttons. Here are sample printouts.
For Windows Follow these steps to print the sample file. Make sure A4 or Letter size EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper is loaded in the printer. Insert the printer driver CD-ROM. If the Installer dialog box appears, click Quit.
(or a similar dialog box). 11. Click Close, OK, or Print to print. You may need to click a combination of these buttons. While printing, the EPSON Progress Meter will appear, showing the printing progress and the status of your printer.
Follow these steps to print the sample file. Make sure A4 or Letter size paper is loaded in the printer. Insert the printer software CD. Open the EPSON folder and double-click the README file. Choose Page Setup from the File menu. The following dialog box appears.