Reference Guide


Printing with Windows

Checking Printer Status and Managing Print Jobs

Using the Progress Meter
Using the EPSON Spool Manager
Using EPSON Status Monitor 3

Using the Progress Meter

When you send a print job to the printer, the Progress Meter 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 computer is established. This meter also displays helpful tips for better printing and error messages.

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

EPSON Printing Tips

Tips for 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 on the text box at the top of the Progress Meter dialog box. Check the message and solve the problem.

When the ink runs low or out, a How to button appears on the Progress Meter dialog box. Click How to, and EPSON Status Monitor will lead you step-by-step through the cartridge replacement procedure.


Using the EPSON Spool Manager

EPSON Spool Manager is not available for Windows XP, 2000, and NT 4.0.

EPSON Spool Manager is similar to Windows Print Manager. If it receives two or more print jobs at one time, it puts them in a line (or print queue) in the order received. When a print job reaches the top of the line (or print queue), the EPSON Spool Manager sends the job to the printer.

From the Spool Manager, you can view print status information about the print jobs that have been sent to your printer. You can also cancel, pause, and resume the selected print jobs.

To open the EPSON Spool Manager, follow these steps.

Send a print job to your printer. A button of your printer appears on the taskbar.

Click the EPSON Stylus Pro 4000. EPSON Spool Manager dialog box appears.

If you want to cancel printing, select the print job, and click Cancel. If you want to pause or resume printing, select the print job, and click Pause/Resume.


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.

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 these steps.

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, How to appears in the EPSON Status Monitor 3 window. Click How to to display cartridge replacement instructions.


EPSON Status Monitor 3 provides a graphic display of the amount of ink remaining.



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