How to Set Up an Epson Printer

Introduction

Your Epson printer comes with a variety of features. This guide will help you set up your printer so you can start using it.

Epson printer.

To get started you will need the following:

  • The printer
  • Required cables
  • Ink cartridges
  • Paper
  • A computer
  • An internet connection

We assume you already have your printer unboxed and plugged in.

? What type of connection will your printer be using?

  1. Wi-Fi
  2. Ethernet
  3. USB

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Your Epson printer comes with a variety of features. This guide will help you set up your printer so you can start using it.

Epson printer.

To get started you will need the following:

  • The printer
  • Required cables
  • Ink cartridges
  • Paper
  • A computer
  • An internet connection

We assume you already have your printer unboxed and plugged in.

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Connecting your printer to your router with an Ethernet cable allows you to print from virtually any device connected to the same router. This may save you space by reducing the number of printers you need, and a good amount of money on the ink cartridges they would go through. This guide will go over steps to get your printer connected to your router via Ethernet cable.

In order to complete these steps, you will need a router attached to your modem, an additional Ethernet cable available, and your printer must have an Ethernet port on the rear.

Printer wired to router via Ethernet.

  1. In order to connect to a wired Ethernet connection, your printer needs to have an Ethernet port on the rear. This will vary depending on the model printer you have.
    Ethernet port on rear of printer.
  2. Acquire an Ethernet cable and connect it to the port on the back of the printer.
    Ethernet cable.
  3. Take the other end of the Ethernet cable and plug it into your router's Ethernet port.
    Ethernet cable being plugged into router.
  4. This is all that is needed to get your printer physically connected to your network.
  1. Using your computer's web browser, navigate to the Epson website.
    Web browser navigating to the Epson website. Screenshot.
  2. Click on USA within region selection.
    Epson website highlighting the USA region selection. Screenshot.
  3. Click on Support.
    Epson website highlighting the support section. Screenshot.
  4. Type in your printer's model number into the search box and click Search.
    Epson website highlighting the product search box. Screenshot.
  5. If you are having trouble locating your printer's model number, check on the rear of the printer for it's informational sticker.
    Example of a printer's rear or underside sticker that will have product information printed on it.
  6. From your printer's support page, click the Download button on the driver package For First Time Install.
    Epson website highlighting the download button for first time printer installation.
  7. Your download should begin. Depending on what browser you've used, you may have to click Run or Save to continue, or simply click the file that's downloaded to launch the installer.
    Example of a web browser downloading the file from the Epson website.
  8. If the installation does not automatically begin, you may have to open the file manually.

    Take note of the name of the file that was downloaded.

    • Windows OS - files typically download to your Downloads folder.
    • Mac OSX - files typically download to the Downloads folder in the Dock.
  9. Click on File Explorer from your taskbar.
    Windows taskbar highlighting the File Explorer icon.
  10. Click the Downloads folder underneath Quick access in the left-hand column. Then, locate and double-click the installation file that downloaded.
    File explorer window highlighting the Downloads folder and the likely name of the software that was just downloaded.
  11. The software installation should now begin.

To install your Epson printer on a wired network using an Ethernet cable:

  1. You can launch the installer from the CD that came with your printer or from the file you downloaded using your internet browser. It is however recommended to launch it from the latter to install the latest software available.
  2. Check the box to accept the license agreement and click on Next.
    License Agreement acceptance screen in printer software setup.

  3. Once the installer checks your system click on Next.
    System check screen.

  4. Wait for the essential software to be downloaded.
    Driver download progress screen.

  5. Read through the provided information and click on Next.
    Printer usage tips screen.

  6. Wait for the essential software to be installed.
    Driver installation progress screen.

  7. Select the Wired network connection type and click on Next.
    Printer connection type selection screen.

  8. Select Set up printer for the first time as the setup option then click Next.
    Printer setup method selection screen.

  9. If you haven't already, connect the printer to your network using an Ethernet cable and make sure it's turned on.
    Ethernet cable connection screen.

  10. If you get a firewall warning, make sure you allow the software to access your network then click on Next.
    Firewall Warning screen.

  11. Wait for the printer to be detected on the network.
    Network printer search progress screen.

  12. Once the printer is detected and connected to the computer, click on Next.
    Printer setup completion screen.

  13. Click on Print Test Page if you'd like to try out the printer or click on Next to continue.
    Print Test Page screen.

  14. Put a checkmark in front of every extra programs' name that you want to update then click on Install. Click on OK once on the confirmation box once everything you selected was installed.
    Additional software setup selection screen.

  15. If you're done updating or you don't want to update anything then click on Exit.
    Additional software setup completion screen.

  16. Your printer is now set up. Click on Finish to exit the installer.
    Printer connection setup and software install completion screen.

This is just a preparatory step. Only perform it when requested by the installation software.

  1. Acquire a USB cable compatible with the printer. One end (1) goes into the computer and the other end (2) goes into the printer.
    Printer USB cable.
  2. Locate the USB ports on the front, back or sides of the computer.
    USB ports on front of PC case.
  3. Locate the USB port on the side or back of the printer. Make sure not to confuse it with the any other ports that might be next to it. Look for the USB symbol next to the port. The number and layout of the ports varies by printer.
    USB port on back of printer.
  1. Using your computer's web browser, navigate to the Epson website.
    Web browser navigating to the Epson website. Screenshot.
  2. Click on USA within region selection.
    Epson website highlighting the USA region selection. Screenshot.
  3. Click on Support.
    Epson website highlighting the support section. Screenshot.
  4. Type in your printer's model number into the search box and click Search.
    Epson website highlighting the product search box. Screenshot.
  5. If you are having trouble locating your printer's model number, check on the rear of the printer for it's informational sticker.
    Example of a printer's rear or underside sticker that will have product information printed on it.
  6. From your printer's support page, click the Download button on the driver package For First Time Install.
    Epson website highlighting the download button for first time printer installation.
  7. Your download should begin. Depending on what browser you've used, you may have to click Run or Save to continue, or simply click the file that's downloaded to launch the installer.
    Example of a web browser downloading the file from the Epson website.
  8. If the installation does not automatically begin, you may have to open the file manually.

    Take note of the name of the file that was downloaded.

    • Windows OS - files typically download to your Downloads folder.
    • Mac OSX - files typically download to the Downloads folder in the Dock.
  9. Click on File Explorer from your taskbar.
    Windows taskbar highlighting the File Explorer icon.
  10. Click the Downloads folder underneath Quick access in the left-hand column. Then, locate and double-click the installation file that downloaded.
    File explorer window highlighting the Downloads folder and the likely name of the software that was just downloaded.
  11. The software installation should now begin.

To install your Epson printer locally using a USB cable:

  1. Launch the installer from the CD that came with your printer or from the file you downloaded using your internet browser.
  2. Check the box to accept the license agreement and click on Next.
    License Agreement acceptance screen in printer software setup.

  3. Once the installer checks your system click on Next.
    System check screen.

  4. Wait for the essential software to be downloaded.
    Printer driver download progress screen.

  5. Read through the provided information and click on Next.
    Printer usage tips screen.

  6. Wait for the essential software to be installed.
    Printer driver installation progress screen.

  7. Select the USB connection type and click on Next.
    Printer connection type selection screen.

  8. Connect the printer to your computer using a USB cable and make sure it's turned on.Printer USB cable connection screen.

  9. Once the printer is detected and connected to the computer, click on Next.
    Printer setup completion screen.

  10. Click on Print Test Page if you'd like to try out the printer or click on Next to continue.
    Print Test Page screen.

  11. Put a checkmark in front of every extra programs' name that you want to update then click on Install. Click on OK once on the confirmation box once everything you selected was installed.
    Additional software setup selection screen.

  12. If you're done updating or you don't want to update anything then click on Exit.
    Additional software setup completion screen.

  13. Your printer is now set up. Click on Finish to exit the installer.
    Printer software install and connection setup completion screen.
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