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EPSON® USB/Parallel Adapter
User’s Guide
EPSON Stylus® COLOR 440
EPSON Stylus COLOR 1520®
EPSON Stylus COLOR 600
EPSON Stylus COLOR 3000
EPSON Stylus COLOR 640
EPSON Stylus Photo 700
EPSON Stylus COLOR 660
EPSON Stylus Photo EX
EPSON Stylus COLOR 800
EPSON Stylus Pro 5000
EPSON Stylus COLOR 850
EPSON Stylus Pro 9000
CPD-7424R2
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EPSON and EPSON Stylus are registered trademarks of SEIKO EPSON
CORPORATION.
General Notice: Other product names used herein are for identification purposes only
and may be trademarks of their respective owners. EPSON disclaims any and all rights
in those marks.
Copyright © 1999 by Epson America, Inc.
10/99
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FCC Compliance Statement
For United States Users
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
or television reception. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in
a particular installation. If this equipment does cause interference to radio and
television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the
user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following
measures.
◗
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
◗
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
◗
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
◗
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
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WARNING
The connection of a non-shielded equipment interface cable to this equipment will
invalidate the FCC Certification of this device and may cause interference levels which
exceed the limits established by the FCC for this equipment. It is the responsibility of
the user to obtain and use a shielded equipment interface cable with this device. If this
equipment has more than one interface connector, do not leave cables connected to
unused interfaces. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the
manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
For Canadian Users
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian InterferenceCausing Equipment Regulations.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur
le materiel brouilleur du Canada.
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Contents
Introduction
Getting Started on a Macintosh
Setting Up the Computer
Setting Up the Printer
Connecting the Cable
Installing the USB Printer Software
Installing Your Creative Software and Electronic Manual
Getting Started on a Windows 98 System
Setting Up the Computer
Setting Up the Printer
Connecting the Cable
Installing the USB Printer Software
Enabling Windows Print Manager
Checking Your Installation
Installing Your Creative Software and Electronic Manual
Appendix
USB/Parallel Adapter Specifications
System Requirements
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Introduction
The EPSON USB/Parallel Adapter Kit lets you use smart cable technology to
connect your EPSON printer to an Apple® iMac,™ Power Macintosh® G3, or
Microsoft® Windows® 98 computer. It supports the following printers:
◗ EPSON Stylus COLOR 440
◗ EPSON Stylus COLOR 1520
◗ EPSON Stylus COLOR 600
◗ EPSON Stylus COLOR 3000
◗ EPSON Stylus COLOR 640
◗ EPSON Stylus Photo 700
◗ EPSON Stylus COLOR 660
◗ EPSON Stylus Photo EX
◗ EPSON Stylus COLOR 800
◗ EPSON Stylus Pro 5000*
◗ EPSON Stylus COLOR 850
◗ EPSON Stylus Pro 9000*
* The software in this kit supports these two printers for Windows 98 only. To
connect one of them to an iMac or G3 using your EPSON USB/Parallel
Adapter, you have to install the software that came with your printer. See
your printer’s setup instructions.
To install the EPSON USB/Parallel Adapter, turn to one of these sections:
◗
“Getting Started on a Macintosh” on page 2
◗
“Getting Started on a Windows 98 System” on page 11
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If you have any problems installing the cable or software, contact your
EPSON dealer or EPSON technical support as described in the Where to
Get Help section of your printer documentation.
Getting Started on a Macintosh
The instructions on the next few pages explain how to connect the USB/
Parallel Adapter cable to your iMac or G3 and how to install the printer
software that came on the USB Printer Software CD-ROM.
IMPORTANT:
To connect an EPSON Stylus Pro 5000 or 9000 to your Macintosh using the
adapter, install the software that came with your printer instead of the
software included in this kit. See your printer’s setup instructions.
For all other printers, you must use the USB Printer Software CD-ROM
included in this kit. Follow the instructions below.
Setting Up the Computer
If you have an iMac, you may need to update your system before installing
the EPSON USB/Parallel Adapter.
◗
If your iMac is running OS 8.1, you must install Apple’s iMac Update 1.0.
◗
If your iMac is running OS 8.5 or 8.5.1, Apple recommends that you
install iMac Update 1.1.
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Download the update for your system at http://swupdates.info.apple.com.
Contact Apple if you have problems installing the update.
To find out which operating system your iMac is running, select About This
Computer in the Apple menu.
Setting Up the Printer
If you’ve been using your EPSON printer with your computer, the printer is
probably set up already. If so, turn off your system and disconnect the printer
from the computer. Then go to “Connecting the Cable” below to attach the
USB/Parallel Adapter cable to your system.
If you’re setting up a new printer, see the documentation that came with your
printer for instructions on unpacking it, installing ink cartridges, and loading
paper. Then return to this booklet for instructions on connecting the cable
and installing your printer software.
Connecting the Cable
You can connect the USB/Parallel Adapter directly to a USB port on your
Macintosh or to a USB hub connected to a port on the Macintosh. If you
have any printing problems when the printer is connected via a USB hub, try
connecting the printer directly to a USB port on the computer instead.
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Connect the adapter to an available USB port on the side of your iMac
as shown, or to a USB port on the back of your G3. If you’re using a
USB hub, plug it into an available USB port on your iMac or G3, then
plug the adapter into a USB port on the hub. If you have more than one
hub, connect the adapter to the first hub.
optional
USB hub
OR
USB port
USB/Parallel Adapter
USB/Parallel Adapter
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You can also connect the adapter to one of the USB ports on your
Macintosh keyboard. If you’re using a USB hub, plug it into the USB port
on the keyboard, then plug the adapter into a USB port on the hub. If
you have more than one hub, connect the adapter to the first hub.
USB port
USB/Parallel Adapter
OR
optional USB hub
USB/Parallel Adapter
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2
Connect the adapter’s parallel connector to the parallel port on the back
of the printer, then secure it with the wire clips.
wire clips
parallel connector
Follow the instructions in the next section to install the printer software from
the USB Printer Software CD-ROM.
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Installing the USB Printer Software
Follow these steps to install the USB printer driver software:
1
Make sure your printer and computer are connected and turned off.
2
Make sure your USB hub is powered on (if you’re using one). Turn on
your computer and wait until you see the desktop icons. Then turn on
your EPSON printer.
3
Insert the USB Printer Software CD-ROM.
4
Wait for the EPSON window to appear, then double-click your printer’s
folder to open it.
5
Double-click the Installer icon for your printer, then click Continue.
6
Click Install and follow the on-screen instructions to install the printer
driver and utilities, and select a default paper size if asked.
7
After installation is complete, click Restart to restart your Macintosh.
8
After your Macintosh restarts, open the Chooser from the Apple menu.
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Click the printer icon for your printer. Printer icons are labeled as
follows:
SC 440
SC 600
SC 640
SC 660
SC 800
SC 850
SC 1520
SC 3000
SP 700
SP EX
EPSON Stylus COLOR 440
EPSON Stylus COLOR 600
EPSON Stylus COLOR 640
EPSON Stylus COLOR 660
EPSON Stylus COLOR 800
EPSON Stylus COLOR 850
EPSON Stylus COLOR 1520
EPSON Stylus COLOR 3000
EPSON Stylus Photo 700
EPSON Stylus Photo EX
If you don’t see your printer icon in the Chooser, make sure your cable
connections are secure and your printer is turned on.
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10 Click the USB Port icon (if you’ve connected more than one printer of
the same model, the port is numbered).
11 Turn on background printing if you want, then close the Chooser.
Note:
The printer software you just installed may include a utility called Monitor3.
This is an upgraded version of Monitor2 and may differ slightly from the
printer software documented in your user’s guide.
If you have an EPSON Stylus COLOR 440 or EPSON Stylus COLOR 640,
you’ll find additional information about your printer software in the Printer
Software Guide for Macintosh located in the Manual directory on your USB
Printer Software CD-ROM. View it using Adobe ® Acrobat ® Reader 3.01 or
later. (If you don’t have Acrobat Reader on your computer, you can install it
using the Acrobat Reader Installer on your USB Printer Software CD-ROM.)
Continue on to the next section to install any creative software that came
with your printer, or to view your printer’s electronic manual, if it has one.
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Installing Your Creative Software and Electronic Manual
If you’ve been using your EPSON printer with your computer, you’ve
probably already installed your creative software and electronic manual, if
your printer came with them. Otherwise, check your printer’s setup
instructions to find out about any software that came with your printer, and
follow those instructions to install it. (The setup instructions may be called
Start Here, Getting Started, or Quick Setup.)
Caution:
Don’t double-click your printer software’s installer icon, even if you see a
message telling you to do so, or you’ll install it over the USB printer software.
If you see a screen like the following, you’ve double-clicked the wrong icon.
Click Continue and then click Quit to cancel the installation.
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Getting Started on a Windows 98 System
The instructions on the next few pages explain how to connect the USB/
Parallel Adapter cable to your Windows 98 system and how to install the
printer software that came on the USB Printer Software CD-ROM.
IMPORTANT:
The printer software that came with your printer won’t work with your USB/
Parallel Adapter. You must use the USB Printer Software CD-ROM included
in this kit.
If you’ve already installed your printer software on your system, you’ll have to
remove it as described in the next section.
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Setting Up the Computer
If you’ve been using your EPSON printer with your computer, then you’ve
already installed your printer driver on your system. You must remove the old
printer driver and its INF file as described below before you can install the
new USB printer driver.
Note:
Once you’ve installed the USB printer software, you can still print to your
printer through the parallel port, if you want. Reconnect the parallel cable to
your printer, and click Start, then Settings, then Printers. Right-click your
printer icon and select Properties. Under “Print to the following port” on the
Details tab, select LPT1 and click OK. Then restart your system.
Removing the INF File
1
Click Start, point to Programs, and select Windows Explorer.
2
Open the Windows folder. If you see an Inf folder, go to step 5.
Otherwise, continue with step 3.
3
From the Windows Explorer View menu, select Folder Options. The
Folder Options dialog box opens.
4
Click the View tab. Under Hidden files, select Show all files. Click
Apply to save the setting, then click OK to close the Folder Options
dialog box.
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Open the Inf folder, then open the folder labeled Other. Locate and
select the INF file corresponding to the printer driver you’re removing:
EPSON Stylus COLOR 440
EPSON Stylus COLOR 600
EPSON Stylus COLOR 640
EPSON Stylus COLOR 660
EPSON Stylus COLOR 800
EPSON Stylus COLOR 850
EPSON Stylus COLOR 1520
EPSON Stylus COLOR 3000
EPSON Stylus Photo 700
EPSON Stylus Photo EX
EPSON Stylus Pro 5000
EPSON Stylus Pro 9000
EPSONEPIIFE3P.INF
EPSONEPS600.INF
EPSONEPIIFE3O.INF
EPSONEPIIFE4A.INF
EPSONEPS800.INF
EPSONEPIIFE2M.INF
EPSONEPS152.INF
EPSONEPS3K.INF
EPSONEPIIFE3K.INF
EPSONEPIIFE2J.INF
EPSONEPIIFE2H.INF
EPSONJIFE3A.INF
6
Click Delete to delete the old printer driver’s INF file.
7
Close Windows Explorer.
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Removing the Printer Driver
Follow the steps below to remove the old printer driver:
1
Click Start, point to Settings, then click Control Panel.
2
Double-click Add/Remove Programs.
3
Select EPSON Printer Software in the program list.
4
Click the Add/Remove button. Follow the instructions on screen to
uninstall your software.
5
If EPSON Status Monitor 2 is installed, you’ll need to uninstall it too.
First, right-click the
icon in the bottom-right corner of the taskbar and
select Stop monitoring now to turn off background monitoring. Then
follow steps 3 and 4 again. In step 3, select EPSON Status Monitor 2
in the program list to uninstall it.
Note:
If the Status Monitor doesn’t uninstall, hold down Ctrl and Alt and press
Delete. In the Close Program window, select Ebrr and click End Task.
Then try uninstalling the Status Monitor again.
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If you’ve previously installed your EPSON printer using the USB/Parallel
Adapter, you’ll need to uninstall the USB driver software too. Follow
steps 3 and 4 again. In step 3, select EPSON USB Printer Devices
(or EPSON USB Conversion Devices) in the list. When you see the
Confirm Reboot screen asking if you want to reboot your computer,
select No.
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Close the Add/Remove Programs Properties window, close the Control
Panel, and then shut down the computer.
Setting Up the Printer
If you’ve been using your EPSON printer with your computer, the printer is
probably set up already. If so, make sure your system is turned off and
disconnect the printer from the computer. Also, make sure the printer
software has been deleted, as described above. Then go to “Connecting the
Cable” in the next section to attach the cable to your system.
If you’re setting up a new printer, see the documentation that came with your
printer for instructions on unpacking it, installing ink cartridges, and loading
paper. Then return to this booklet for instructions on connecting the cable
and installing your printer software.
Connecting the Cable
You can connect the USB/Parallel Adapter directly to a USB port on your
computer, or you can connect it to a USB hub connected to a port on your
computer. If you have any printing problems when the printer is connected
via a USB hub, try connecting your printer directly to the USB port on the
computer instead.
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1
Connect the adapter to an available USB port on the back of your
computer, as shown below. If you’re using a USB hub, plug it into an
available USB port on your computer, then plug the adapter into a USB
port on the hub. If you have more than one hub, plug the adapter into
the first hub.
optional
USB hub
OR
USB ports
USB/Parallel Adapter
USB/Parallel Adapter
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2
Connect the adapter’s parallel connector to the parallel port on the back
of the printer, then secure it with the wire clips.
wire clips
parallel connector
Follow the instructions in the next section to install the USB printer software.
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Installing the USB Printer Software
Follow these steps to install the USB printer driver software:
1
Make sure your printer and computer are connected and turned off.
2
Make sure your USB hub is powered on (if you’re using one). Then turn
on your computer and printer, and wait until you see the Add New
Hardware Wizard screen.
3
Insert the USB Printer Software CD-ROM in your CD-ROM drive.
4
Click Next. At the next screen, select Search for the best driver for
your device and click Next.
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Select Specify a location, then click Browse to locate the USB printer
software. The software is located in your printer’s folder on the EPSON
CD-ROM.
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Click Next. The Add New Hardware Wizard finds the EPSON
USB/Parallel Printer Adapter software.
7
Click Next. The Add New Hardware Wizard copies the driver files to
your hard drive and finishes installing the software.
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At the final screen, click Finish.
Windows 98 detects your printer and displays a screen similar to the
following:
9
Click Next to install your printer driver. At the next screen, select
Search for the best driver for your device and click Next.
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10 Make sure your printer’s folder is selected under Specify a location.
Then click Next and follow the on-screen instructions to install your
printer driver and the Status Monitor 2 utility, if your printer uses it.
Note:
If you’re setting up an EPSON Stylus Pro 5000 or 9000 and Status
Monitor 2 does not install automatically, double-click the
My Computer icon on your desktop. Then double-click the
EPSON CD-ROM icon and open the Stm2 folder. Double-click
Stmsetup.exe.
11 When setup is complete, remove the CD-ROM, select Yes, I want to
restart my computer now, and click Finish.
If you installed printer software for the EPSON Stylus COLOR 600,
EPSON Stylus COLOR 800, EPSON Stylus Color 1520, or EPSON Stylus
COLOR 3000, you need to set up your system to use Windows Print Manager
as described in the next section.
Otherwise, continue with “Checking Your Installation” on page 24.
Enabling Windows Print Manager
The EPSON Stylus COLOR 600, EPSON Stylus COLOR 800, EPSON Stylus
Color 1520, and EPSON Stylus COLOR 3000 printers require your system to
use Windows Print Manager when using the USB/Parallel Adapter.
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Follow these steps to enable Windows Print Manager:
1
Click Start, point to Programs, Epson, and select Spool Manager4.
2
In the EPSON Spool Manager window, select the icon for your printer.
3
From the Queue menu, select Setup. The Queue Setup dialog box
appears.
4
Select Use Print Manager, then click OK to close the Queue Setup
dialog box.
5
Close the Spool Manager window.
Continue on to the next section to check your installation.
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Checking Your Installation
To verify that your printer software installed properly, open an application and
try printing to your printer. If the printer doesn’t work correctly, fully uninstall
your printer software as described in “Setting Up the Computer” on page 12
of this guide. Then reinstall the USB printer software as described in
“Installing the USB Printer Software” on page 18.
If you still have problems, contact your EPSON dealer or EPSON technical
support as described in the Where to Get Help section of your printer
documentation.
Note:
The printer software you just installed may differ slightly from the printer
software documented in your user’s manual. If you set up an EPSON Stylus
COLOR 600, EPSON Stylus COLOR 800, EPSON Stylus COLOR 1520, or
EPSON Stylus COLOR 3000, your printer software does not include the
Status Monitor utility.
Continue on to the next section to install any creative software that came with
your printer, or to view your printer’s electronic manual, if it has one.
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Installing Your Creative Software and Electronic Manual
If you’ve been using your EPSON printer with your computer, you’ve probably
already installed your creative software and electronic manual, if your printer
came with them. Otherwise, check your printer’s setup instructions to find out
about any software that came with your printer. (The setup instructions may
be called Start Here, Getting Started , or Quick Setup.) Follow these steps to
install your software:
1
Follow the setup instructions to begin installation of your printer software.
When you see a screen similar to the following, click Cancel to cancel
the printer driver installation.
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Caution:
The installation programs for the EPSON Stylus Photo EX and EPSON
Stylus Photo 700 install the creative software before they prompt you to
install the printer driver software. Be sure to cancel the printer driver
software installation whenever you see the screen shown on the previous
page. If you don’t, you’ll install the old printer driver over the USB printer
driver.
2
Follow the instructions on screen to finish installing your creative
software or view your printer’s electronic manual. See your printer’s
setup documentation for details.
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Appendix
USB/Parallel Adapter Specifications
USB connector:
USB series A; compliant with USB Specification
Revision 1.0
Parallel connector:
IEEE-1284-B (bidirectional); Compatibility, Nibble, and
ECP mode supported
Cable:
2-meter, 5-conductor, insulated, shielded, USB
compliant
Temperature:
Operating:
Non-operating:
Storage:
32 to 158 °F
(0 to 70 °C)
–4 to 212 °F
(–20 to 100 °C)
–67 to 257 °F
(–55 to 125 °C)
Operating humidity:
10 to 80% relative humidity, no condensation
Input voltage:
4.40 to 5.25 V
Current consumption: During operation:
38 mA
During suspend mode: 550 µA
Weight:
5 ounces (140 grams)
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System Requirements
Macintosh
Computer:
Apple iMac or USB-ready Power Macintosh G3
Operating system:
Macintosh OS 8.5 or later, or Macintosh OS 8.1 with
iMac Update 1.0 or later
Memory:
32MB of RAM
Storage:
At least 50MB of free hard disk space for storing
images (100MB or more recommended)
Display:
13-inch RGB display or better
CD-ROM drive:
Double-speed CD-ROM drive (quad-speed or faster
recommended) for installing the printer software
Printer cable:
EPSON USB/Parallel Adapter cable
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Windows
Computer:
An IBM ® compatible PC with at least a 486/66 MHz
processor (Pentium® processor recommended) with
USB port built in
Operating system:
Windows 98
Memory:
At least 16MB of RAM (32MB recommended)
Storage:
At least 50MB of free hard disk space for storing
images (100MB recommended)
Display:
VGA, Super VGA, or better display adapter and
monitor
CD-ROM drive:
Double-speed CD-ROM drive (quad-speed or faster
recommended) for installing the printer software
Printer cable:
EPSON USB/Parallel Adapter cable
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