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Printing with Macintosh

Checking Printer and Print Job Status

Using the EPSON StatusMonitor
Making Configuration Settings
Controlling Background Printing

Using the EPSON StatusMonitor

EPSON StatusMonitor utility regularly monitors the printer status. If a printer error is detected, you will be informed with an error message. You can also use this utility to check ink levels before printing.

To use EPSON StatusMonitor, click the EPSON StatusMonitor button in the Utility dialog box. The following dialog box appears.

To access the Utility dialog box, see Accessing the Printer Software.

Note:
Installed ink cartridge information is not available.

The EPSON StatusMonitor informs you of the amount of ink remaining as of the time the StatusMonitor was opened. To update ink-level information, click the Update button.

Besides, the Cartridge Option information is displayed on the screen. You can check the set of black ink cartridges installed in the printer.


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Making Configuration Settings

You can select the way the EPSON StatusMonitor utility monitors your printer, and the way you will be notified of information. Click the Configuration button in the Utility dialog box. (To access the Utility dialog box, see Accessing the printer utilities.) The Configuration Settings dialog box appears as below.

The options in this dialog box allow you to make the following settings:

Error notification

Choose how the EPSON StatusMonitor notifies you in case of an error.

Warning

Choose how the EPSON StatusMonitor notifies you if a warning message becomes necessary.

Temporary Spool folder

Choose the folder for temporary spooling of print data.

Data will be sent to the printer after being stored on your disk

Select this check box to prevent horizontal banding in your printout. By default, graphics data is sent by the computer to the printer in rectangular bands, which prevents the printer from having to reconstruct an entire image in memory before printing it. Selecting this check box will make the computer temporarily store the image data on its hard drive and then send it to the printer as a whole to prevent banding in the printed image.

Temporary High Speed Copies folder

Choose the folders for multiple-copy print data storage.

Check for errors before starting to print.

Select this check box if you want to check for errors before starting to print.

Check the ink level before starting to print.

Select this check box if you want to check the ink level before starting to print.


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Controlling Background Printing

After you send a print job to the printer, you can use the EPSON Monitor3 utility to check on, control, or cancel print jobs that are queued for printing. This utility also shows the status of the job currently being printed.

Using EPSON Monitor3

To use EPSON Monitor3, you must first turn on Background Printing in the Chooser or in the Background Printing dialog box. Then, after sending a print job to the printer, select EPSON Monitor3 from the Application menu at the right end of the menu bar. This opens a dialog box the same or similar to the one below.

Note:
You can also open EPSON Monitor3 by double-clicking the EPSON Monitor3 icon in the Extensions folder.

Hold

Stops printing and holds the current print job in the print queue

Resume

Resumes printing

Delete

Stops printing and deletes print job from the print queue

Print Head Cleaning

Starts the Print Head Cleaning utility

Status Monitor

Starts the EPSON StatusMonitor, which displays the amount of ink remaining

If you click the Show details arrow, an extension similar to the one below appears at the bottom of the EPSON Monitor3 dialog box. The extended dialog box displays detailed information on a selected document's printer driver settings.

Changing print job priority

To change the priority of print jobs in a print queue, follow the steps below.

Note:
You can also change the priority of print jobs that had print times previously set in the printer driver's Background Printing dialog box.

Click the Show details arrow at the bottom of the EPSON Monitor3 dialog box, then click a document name in the Document Name box. You will see an extended dialog box the same or similar to the one below.

Select Urgent, Normal, Hold, or Print Time from the Priority list.

If you select Print Time, a dialog box will appear where you can specify the date and time that you want to print the document.


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