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Printing with Macintosh

Using the Printer Utilities

EPSON StatusMonitor
Nozzle Check
Head Cleaning
Print Head Alignment
Configuration

EPSON printer utilities allow you to check the current printer status and to perform some 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 that you want to use.

The printer utilities are described below.

EPSON StatusMonitor

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.

Note:
Do not use the Nozzle Check, Head Cleaning, or Print Head Alignment utilities while printing is in progress; otherwise, your printout may be marred.


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Nozzle Check

The Nozzle Check utility checks the print head nozzles for clogging. Check the nozzles if you notice print quality has declined and after cleaning to confirm that the print head nozzles have been cleaned. If the nozzle check indicates that 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.


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Head Cleaning

The Head Cleaning utility cleans the print head. You may need to clean the print 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.


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Print Head Alignment

The Print Head Alignment utility aligns the print head. Use this utility if you notice a misalignment of vertical or horizontal lines.


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Configuration

The Configuration dialog box allows you to change the way that the StatusMonitor utility notifies you when the printer status changes. For details, see Using the Configuration Settings dialog box.


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