Macintosh Driver
Windows Driver

This document includes the following:

A. Package Contents

B. System Requirements

C. Software Installation

D. Accessing the Printer Driver

E. Default Settings

F. Getting Help

G. Notice


A. Package Contents


This disk contains the following software components:



This driver allows you to use the built-in serial interface to connect

the printer directly to the Macintosh.



This driver allows you to use the optional LocalTalk interface to

connect the printer to an AppleTalk network. Use this driver only

if you have installed the optional LocalTalk interface. See below

for more information.


ASFU Fixer:

This software allows you to use the StylusCOLOR driver with the

Macintosh AV series or Power Macintosh series computer.


Epson Monitor:

This utility monitors and manages print jobs that have been sent

to the printer.


Bi-D Calibration Utility:

This utility calibrates the printer so that vertical lines are aligned.


Epson Namer:

This utility assigns a unique name to the printer connected on

an AppleTalk network. You need to use this utility for the

AT-StylusCOLOR driver only.


B. System Requirements


The Macintosh comes equipped with both a serial and parallel

interface. The serial interface is for connecting to a Macintosh,

and the parallel interface is for connecting to a PC. You can use

both interfaces simultaneously to connect to a Macintosh and a PC.


An optional EPSON Talk kit, which contains a LocalTalk interface

board, is also available for connecting the printer to an AppleTalk

network. For more information, see below.


To connect the StylusCOLOR to your Macintosh using the built-in

serial interface, you need the following:


- System 6.0.7 or later.

- A minimum of 4MB of RAM if you are running System 6.x, or a

minimum of 5MB of RAM if you are running System 7.x.

- Plenty of hard disk space to store and print color images. The

amount you need depends on the number, resolution, and size of

your color images.

- A standard Apple System/Peripheral-8 cable.


To connect the printer to an AppleTalk network so it can be shared

by multiple Macintosh users, you also need the optional EPSON Talk

kit, which contains a LocalTalk interface board. To purchase

the optional EPSON Talk kit, contact your dealer or call EPSON

Accessories at (800) 873-7766. You will also need two

LocalTalk Locking Connector Kits.


C. Software Installation


Before you begin installation, make a backup of this disk. To install

the drivers and utilities on your hard drive, follow these steps:


1. Turn on your Macintosh and insert the driver disk.


2. Double-click the installer icon. When you see the initial screen,

click OK to continue.


3. The dialog box that appears prompts you to install software in one

of three ways:


- Serial Driver Package. Selecting this option installs all the

software needed for standalone use (serial connection), including

the StylusCOLOR driver, ASFU Fixer, Epson Monitor, and Bi-D Calibration



- Network Driver Package. Selecting this option installs all the

software needed for a network user, including the AT-StylusCOLOR

driver, Epson Monitor, Bi-D Calibration Utility, and Epson Namer. In

order to use this option, you must first install a LocalTalk interface

board in the printer.


- Individual software components. Select only those software

components you want to install by clicking on the items while holding

down the shift button.


4. Click Install to copy the selected software to your hard disk.


5. When installation is complete, click Quit to exit the installer.


6. Open the Chooser under the Apple menu and select the StylusCOLOR

or the AT-StylusCOLOR icon as appropriate.


If you select the StylusCOLOR icon, you are prompted to select the

printer or the modem port. Click the appropriate icon.


If you select the AT-StylusCOLOR icon, the names of all printers appear

to the right of the dialog box. Click the name of the printer to select it.


7. If you're using the printer's built-in serial interface to connect to the

Macintosh printer port, turn off AppleTalk by clicking the Inactive radio



8. If you wish, turn on background printing. Note that background printing

must be on to use the EPSON Monitor Utility.


9. Close the Chooser. This completes installation and selection of the

StylusCOLOR driver. Now calibrate the printer as described below.


Calibrating the printer


1. Double-click the BI-D Calibration Utility icon.


2. In the screen that opens, choose the interface type.


If you choose Serial, you are prompted to specify the printer or modem

port. Click the appropriate icon.


If you choose Network, you are prompted to select the Stylus COLOR

printer you want to calibrate. Click the appropriate printer to select it.


3. Choose the Test 1 button to align the print heads.


The printer prints a page that displays 16 alignment patterns of

vertical lines. Each pattern is associated with an offset value. Look

for the alignment pattern that is most closely aligned.


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Aligned Not aligned


Enter the appropriate offset value in the screen that appears on your



4. Choose Test 2 to align High-Speed Mode.


As you did in step 3, enter the offset value of the pattern that is most

closely aligned.


5. Click Exit.



Naming the printer


If you're using the AT-StylusCOLOR driver, you need to assign a new

name to the printer using the Epson Namer utility. You will not be able

to print with the AT-StylusCOLOR driver until you rename the printer.


Follow these steps to rename your printer.


1. Double-click the Epson Namer icon.


2. After the dialog box appears, select the AppleTalk Zone for your

printer and then choose the AT-StylusCOLOR as the Device Type.


3. Type a new name for the printer in the New Name text box.


4. Click Rename.


5. Click Done to exit after the new printer name appears.



D. Accessing the Printer Driver


The printer driver settings are accessible from two dialog boxes:

Print and Page Setup. Most settings are available from the Print

dialog box: however, to change the paper size or define a new one,

use the Page Setup dialog box.


To bring up the Print dialog box, choose Print from the File menu of

your software program. Then choose the Options button. This opens a

dialog box that contains the settings that control the printer driver.


IMPORTANT. Whenever you exit one application and start up a new one,

check that the printer settings are still appropriate. For example, if

you choose special coated paper in one application, you will need to

re-select it if you exit the application and bring up a new application.


E. Default Settings


The printer driver has the following default settings:


Resolution - 360 dpi

Paper Type - Plain paper

Paper Type - Letter (8.5 x 11 inches)

MicroWeave - Off

High-Speed - On

Inks - Color (CMYK)


Use the printer driver if you need to change the default settings.



F. Getting Help


For technical assistance, call (800) 922-8911. (In Canada, call (800)

GO-EPSON.) When you call for technical assistance, be ready to identify

your system and its configuration, and describe any error conditions to

the support staff.



G. Notice


This section covers compatibility and use issues not previously



Bi-D Calibration Utility:

If vertical lines in your output are not straight or if the color alignment

is distorted, you will need to use the Bi-D Calibration utility. This

utility allows you to align vertical lines in text and graphics. The Bi-D

Calibration utility provides two kinds of adjustment: Black and Color

Print Head Calibration and High Speed Mode Calibration. It is recommended

that you use this utility immediately after installing the software.


Epson Monitor:

If you restart or shut down the computer with spooled files under

background printing, you may not be able to resume printing after

restarting. To correct this problem, remove the spooled files from

the Epson Spool Folder in the Extensions folder.


If a memory error occurs under background printing, spooled data may be

lost and the output will be corrupted. In this case, remove all spooled

files from the Epson Spool Folder in the Extensions folder, then increase

the memory size setting for Epson Monitor using the Get Info feature in

the File menu.


High Speed Mode:

When printing at 720 dpi (Super), it is recommended that you turn off

High Speed Mode.


720 dpi (Super) printing:

In 720 dpi mode, the printer may output an extra page when printing a

document that has an image spread across two pages or an image at the

very bottom of a page.


Memory shortage:

If a memory error message appears, you may need to increase the memory

size setting for Application memory, Epson Monitor, or both using the Get

Info feature in the File menu.


Virtual memory:

When Virtual memory is on, the driver may take too much time to spool.

In this case, turn Virtual memory off.


Pattern 2 Dither:

When Pattern 2 Dither is selected, the pattern on the screen may not always

match the pattern in the printout. To match the screen and output patterns,

select Pattern 1 Dither.


Application compatibility:

The following application compatibility problems have been noted:


- Microsoft Excel

When using the Macro "PRINT" command, don't set TRUE for the draft parameter.


- Aldus SuperPaint

When a printer error occurs during "Black and White" printing with

background printing turned off, the Macintosh does not display an error

message. The "Cancel" function is ignored when background printing is

turned off.


- Adobe Photoshop 2.0 and earlier

If your monitor is set to 32,000 colors, your document will be printed

in black and white. In this case, use other available setting or update your

software to version 2.5 or later.


- WordPerfect 3.0

If you set "Monochrome" for Inks and "Black and White" for Method, some

graphics may not print. In this case, select "Pattern 1 Dither" or "Diffused"

for Method.


- PixelPaint Pro 2.0

When printing in 720 dpi mode, memory errors may occur. In this case,

use background printing. This problem cannot be solved by increasing

the memory size setting for the application.



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