5 Install software
Note: If your computer does not have a CD/DVD drive, you can
download the software from the Epson website (see “Epson technical
Caution: Be sure to close your other programs, including any screen
savers and virus protection software, before beginning this software
1 Make sure the printer is NOT CONNECTED to your
Windows®: If you see a Found New Hardware screen, click
Cancel and disconnect the USB cable. You can’t install your
software that way.
2 Insert the product CD.
3 Windows: If you see the AutoPlay window, click Run
Setup.exe. If you see the User Account Control screen,
click Yes or Continue.
Mac OS® X: Double-click the Epson icon.
4 Click Install (Windows) or Continue (Mac OS X) and
follow the instructions on your computer screen.
5 When you see the Select Your Connection screen, check
the “Connection options” section on the back of this
sheet for more information.
Choose your connection. Then click Next (Windows) or
Continue (Mac OS X) and follow the instructions on your
Read these instructions before using your product.
Caution: Do not open ink cartridge packages until you are ready to
install the ink. Cartridges are vacuum packed to maintain reliability.
1 Remove all protective materials.
2 Open the printer cover and remove any tape inside.
2 Turn on
1 Connect the power cord to the back of the printer and to
an electrical outlet.
Caution: Do not connect to your computer yet.
2 Press the power button.
3 Install ink cartridges
1 Open the printer cover, then open the ink cartridge cover.
2 Unpack the ink cartridges.
3 Remove only the yellow tape from each cartridge.
Caution: Don’t remove any other seals or the cartridges
4 Insert the cartridges in the holder for each color. Press
each cartridge down until it clicks.
5 Close the ink cartridge cover, then close the
6 Press the ink button to begin priming the ink. This
takes about 3 minutes. Do not turn off the printer, load
paper, or open any covers until the process is complete.
Note: Your printer ships with full cartridges and part of the
ink from the first cartridges is used for priming the printer.
Replacement cartridges will print more pages.
Caution: Don’t turn off the printer while it is priming or you’ll
4 Load paper
You can load various size plain and photo papers in the sheet
feeder. For instructions on loading envelopes or a CD or DVD,
see the online User’s Guide.
1 Open the paper support and pull up the extensions.
2 Open the output tray and pull out the extensions.
3 Slide the edge guide to the left.
4 Load paper printable side up (usually the whiter, brighter,
or glossy side), against the right edge of the sheet
feeder, and behind the tab. Then squeeze the left edge
guide and slide it against the left edge of the paper, but
not too tightly.
Note: Don’t load the paper sideways. Always load it short
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