Reference Guide


Improving Print Quality

Checking the Printer Status

For Windows
For Mac OS X

For Windows

Using the progress meter

When you send a print job to the printer, the progress meter appears, as shown in the illustration below.

The progress meter indicates the progress of the current print job and provides printer status information when bidirectional communication between the printer and the computer is established. This meter also displays error messages as well as helpful tips for better printing. Refer to the appropriate section below.

Epson Printing Tips

Tips for getting the most out of your Epson printer software appear in the text box at the bottom of the progress meter window. A new tip appears every 30 seconds. For more details on the tip displayed in the window, click the Details button.

Error messages

If a problem occurs during printing, an error message appears in the text box at the top of the progress meter window. For more detailed information, click Online Support to access the Epson Support Site.

When the ink runs low or out, a How to button appears below the text box. Click How to, and EPSON Status Monitor 3 will lead you step-by-step through the cartridge replacement procedure.


Using EPSON Status Monitor 3

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

Accessing EPSON Status Monitor 3

There are two ways to access EPSON Status Monitor 3:

When you access Status Monitor 3, the following window appears.

Viewing information in EPSON Status Monitor 3

EPSON Status Monitor 3 provides the following information:


For Mac OS X

Using EPSON StatusMonitor

EPSON StatusMonitor monitors this product. If it detects a printer error, it will inform you with an error message.

When the ink runs low or out, a How to button appears. Click How to, and EPSON StatusMonitor will lead you step by step through the ink cartridge replacement procedure.

You can also use this utility to check ink levels before printing. EPSON StatusMonitor displays the amount of ink remaining at the time it was opened. To update the ink level information, click Update.

Accessing EPSON StatusMonitor

Follow the steps below to access EPSON StatusMonitor.

Access the EPSON Printer Utility dialog box.
Accessing the Printer Software for Mac OS X

The EPSON Printer Utility dialog box appears.

Click the EPSON StatusMonitor button. The EPSON StatusMonitor dialog box appears.


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