Printing with Macintosh
Print Head Alignment
Ink Cartridge Replacement
EPSON printer utilities allow you to check the current printer status and to perform printer maintenance from your computer screen. To access the utilities, click the Utility icon button in the Print or Page Setup dialog box, then click the button for the utility you want to use.
The StatusMonitor utility monitors the printer status. If it detects a printer error, it will inform you with an error message.
You can also use this utility to check how much ink is remaining before printing.
To use the StatusMonitor, click the EPSON StatusMonitor button in the Utility dialog box. For details, see Using EPSON StatusMonitor.
|Do not use the Nozzle Check, Head Cleaning, Print Head Alignment, or Ink Cartridge Replacement utilities while printing is in progress; otherwise, your printout may be marred.|
The Nozzle Check utility checks the print head nozzles for clogging. Check the nozzles if you notice print quality has declined and also after cleaning to confirm that the print head nozzles have been cleaned. If the nozzle check indicates the print head needs cleaning, you can access the Head Cleaning utility directly from the Nozzle Check utility. For details, see Checking the Print Head Nozzles.
The Head Cleaning utility cleans the print head. You may need to clean the head when you notice print quality has declined. Use the Nozzle Check utility first to confirm that the print head needs to be cleaned. For details, see Cleaning the Print Head.
The Print Head Alignment utility aligns the print head. Use this utility if you notice a misalignment of vertical or horizontal lines. Follow the on-screen instructions to use this utility.
The Ink Cartridge Replacement utility guides you through the process of replacing an old or damaged ink cartridge before it has run out of ink. Follow the on-screen instructions to use this utility.
Clicking this button opens the Configuration dialog box, where you can change the way the StatusMonitor utility notifies you when the printer status changes. For details, see Using the Configuration Settings dialog box.
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