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Printing with Windows

Checking Printer Status and Managing Print Jobs

Using the Progress Meter
Using EPSON Status Monitor 3

Using the Progress Meter

When you send a print job to the printer, the Progress Meter window opens.

The Progress Meter indicates the progress of the current print job and provides printer status information when bi-directional communication between the printer and your computer is established. This meter also displays helpful tips for better printing and error messages.

Note:
The Progress Meter window does not appear when the Show Progress Meter check box is turned off in the Speed & Progress dialog box. See Making the Speed & Progress settings for more information.

EPSON Printing Tips

Tips on getting the most out of your Epson printer driver appear at the bottom of the Progress Meter window. A new tip appears every 30 seconds. For more details on a displayed tip, click Details.

Error messages

If a problem occurs during printing, an error message appears in the text box at the top of the Progress Meter window. Check the message and solve the problem accordingly.

When the ink runs low or out, or when the maintenance tank becomes full, the How to button appears in the Progress Meter window. Click How to, and EPSON Status Monitor will lead you step by step through a procedure to replace the cartridge or the maintenance tank.


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Using EPSON Status Monitor 3

EPSON Status Monitor 3 displays detailed information on the printer status.

Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3 from the shortcut icon

To access EPSON Status Monitor 3 from the shortcut icon, double-click the printer-shaped shortcut icon on the Windows taskbar.

Note:
To add a shortcut icon to the taskbar, see Monitoring Preferences.

Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3 from the printer driver

To access EPSON Status Monitor 3 from the printer driver, follow the steps below.

Access the printer driver. See Accessing the Printer Software.

Click the Utility tab to open the Utility menu.

Click EPSON Status Monitor 3.

Viewing information in EPSON Status Monitor 3

EPSON Status Monitor 3 provides the following information.

Current Status

EPSON Status Monitor 3 provides you with detailed printer status information, a graphic display, and status messages. If the ink runs low or out, or the maintenance tank becomes full, the How to button appears in the EPSON Status Monitor 3 window. Click How to to display instructions on how to replace the cartridge or the maintenance tank.

Information

EPSON Status Monitor 3 provides a graphic display of the remaining amount of ink and the free space of the maintenance tank.


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