Printer Driver and Status Monitor

The printer driver lets you choose from a wide variety of settings to get the best printing results. Status Monitor and the printer utilities help you check the printer and keep it in top operating condition.
Note for Windows users:
Your printer driver automatically finds and installs the latest version of the printer driver from Epson’s Web site. Click the Driver Update button in your printer driver’s Maintenance window, and then follow the on-screen instructions. If the button does not appear in the Maintenance window, point at All Programs or Programs in the Windows start menu, and check in the EPSON folder.
If you want to change the language of the driver, select the language you want to use from the Language setting in your printer driver's Maintenance window. Depending on the location, this function may not be available.

Accessing the printer driver for Windows

You can access the printer driver from most Windows applications, the Windows Start menu, or the taskbar.
To make settings that apply only to the application you are using, access the printer driver from that application.
To make settings that apply to all of your Windows applications, access the printer driver from the Start menu or the taskbar.
Refer to the following sections to access the printer driver.
Screen shots of the printer driver windows in this User’s Guide are from Windows Vista.

From Windows applications

Click Print or Print Setup on the File menu.
In the window that appears, click Printer, Setup, Options, Preferences, or Properties. (Depending on your application, you may need to click one or a combination of these buttons.)

From the Start menu

Windows Vista:
Click the start button, select Control Panel, and then select Printer from the Hardware and Sound category. Then select the printer and then click Select printing preferences.
Windows XP:
Click Start, Control Panel, Printers and Other Hardware, then Printers and Faxes. Select the printer, then click Printing Preferences on the File menu.
Windows 2000:
Click Start, point to Settings, then click Printers. Select the printer, then click Printing Preferences on the File menu.

From the shortcut icon on the taskbar

Right-click the printer icon on the taskbar, then select Printer Settings.
To add a short cut icon to the Windows taskbar, first access the printer driver from the Start menu as described above. Next, click the Maintenance tab, the Speed & Progress button, and then the Monitoring Preferences button. In the Monitoring Preferences window, select the Select Shortcut Icon check box.

Getting information through online help

You can access online help for items in the printer driver from your application or the Windows Start menu.
In the printer driver window, try one of the following procedures.
Right-click the item, then click Help.
Click the button at the top right of the window, then click the item (for Windows 2000 only).

Accessing the printer driver for Mac OS X

The table below describes how to access the printer driver dialog boxes.
Dialog Box
How to Access It
Page Setup
Click Page Setup on the File menu of your application.
Note for Mac OS X 10.5:
Depending on your application, the Page Setup menu may not appear in the File menu.
Click Print on the File menu of your application.
EPSON Printer Utility3
You can access this software in the following three ways:
Double-click the EPSON Printer Utility3 icon in the Applications folder in Macintosh HD. Select the printer from the Printer List, then click OK.
Click Print from your application’s File menu, choose Print Settings in the Print window that is displayed, then click the Utility icon. This Utility icon is not displayed when the printer is shared.
For Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4 only
Open the Applications folder on your hard drive, then open the Utilities folder and double-click the Print Center or Printer Setup Utility icon. Select the appropriate printer from the list, then click the Configure or Utility button.

Getting information through online help

Click the Help button when items such as Print Settings or Color Management are selected in the Print dialog box.