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Printing with Windows

Printer Software Introduction

Getting more information
Accessing the printer software

The printer software which comes with your printer includes a printer driver and printer utilities. The printer driver lets you choose from a wide variety of settings to get the best results from your printer. The printer utilities help you check the printer and keep it in top operating condition.

The printer driver settings and utilities are on the printer software menus shown below.

Menu

Settings and Utilities

Main

Media Type, Color, Mode, Print Preview

Paper

Paper Source, No Margins, Paper Size, Copies, Orientation, Printable Area, Roll Paper Option

Layout

Reduce/Enlarge, Double-sided Printing, Multi-Page, Watermark

Utility

EPSON Status Monitor 3, Nozzle Check, Head Cleaning, Print Head Alignment, Printer and Option Information, Speed & Progress

Getting more information

For information on using the printer software, see Making Settings on the Main Menu, Making Settings on the Paper Menu, or Making Settings on the Layout Menu.

For information on using the printer utilities, see Using the Printer Utilities.

Note:
The specific features available in the printer software vary depending on the version of Windows that you are using.

Online help provides more information about the printer software. See Getting Information Through Online Help for instructions on accessing help.


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Accessing the printer software

You can access the printer software from most Windows applications, or from the Windows Start menu.

When you access the printer software from a Windows application, the settings that you make apply only to the application you are using.

When you access the printer software from the Start menu, the settings that you make apply to all of your Windows applications.

Refer to the appropriate section below.

From Windows applications

Follow the steps below to access the printer software.

Click Print or Print Setup on the File menu.

In the dialog box that appears, click Printer, Setup, Options, or Properties. (Depending on your application, you may need to click a combination of these buttons.) The printer software opens.

From the Start menu

Follow the steps below to access the printer software.

For Windows Me, 2000, NT 4.0, 98 and 95 users, click Start, point to Settings, then click Printers.

For Windows XP users, click Start, then click Control Panel, then click Printers and other hardware, then click Printers and Faxes.

For Windows Me, 98, and 95 users, select your printer, then click Properties on the File menu.

For Windows XP and 2000 users, select your printer, then click Printing Preferences on the File menu.

For Windows NT 4.0 users, select your printer, then click Document Defaults on the File menu.

The printer software opens.


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