How to update and install an Epson printer driver in Mac OS X Lion (10.7.x), Mountain Lion (10.8.x) and Mavericks (10.9.x)

RELATES TO:

  • Mac OS X Lion (10.7), Mountain Lion (10.8) and Mavericks (10.9)
  • Epson printers and All-In-Ones

EXPLANATION:


If you are using Mac OS X Lion (10.7.x), Mountain Lion (10.8.x) or Mavericks (10.9.x) you will need to update your driver software in order to continue using your product. Before connecting your product to your Mac, please check the following articles for compatibility information and if supported, the type of driver provided for your product:


Notes Icon Note:

Apple Software Update requires an active internet connection.

All-In-One software: Only printer drivers are distributed via Software Update.

  • To obtain a scanner driver, check if a download for Epson Scan is available. Visit your local website via www.epson-europe.com. Select your product and operating system (Mac OS X - Intel) via the Drivers & Software or Support section of the web site.
  • If Epson Scan is not available for your All-In-One, scanner support is available via ICA. ICA means Image Capture Architecture (Apple's Scanner software).


Installing a USB, FireWire or wired network printer

Before using your product, we recommend downloading the most up-to-date software available to ensure you are able to get the best out of your device. If you intend to use your product over a USB, wired network (Ethernet), or FireWire connection please follow the instructions below.

  1. Connect your printer to the Mac using the connection cable and power it on.

  2. The Mac should automatically detect the printer and prompt you to download and install the printer software. Click Install to download the Epson Printer Software Update via Software Update. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.


  3. If you do not see a prompt, select the Apple icon in the top-left corner, then click System Preferences > Print and Scan / Printers & Scanners.

  4. Your product should appear in the printer list. If it does not appear, click on to add the printer.

  5. Close the Print and Scan / Printers & Scanners window.

  6. Click the Apple icon and then click Software Update.


  7. Software Update searches for any updates for your Mac and displays any available updates in a new window. Click Show details to view the specific updates. If any printer-related updates are available, tick the box next to the update and click the Install button. Once the updates have finished installing, check if your product is listed in Print and Scan / Printers & Scanners.

Notes Icon Note:

If your product is listed in the Epson and Mac OS X compatibility article above as 'Driver available via Epson website' or 'Web download' you will need to download the driver from the Epson website. See the following article for guidance: How to download drivers and software from the Epson website


Installing a wireless printer

If you intend to use your product over a wireless connection please follow the instructions below.

  1. Connect the Epson device to the wireless network manually.

    Note:

    If you have a wireless-enabled printer or All-In-One and wish to connect it to your Mac using a wireless connection, the wireless set up will need to be performed manually via the LCD control panel.

    To set up your product wirelessly, see one the below articles. If you are unsure when your product was released, check the aforementioned compatibility article (here).

    Make sure you make a note of the product's IP address as you may require it to connect it to your Mac.


  2. Open Apple menu > System Preferences > Print and Scan / Printers & Scanners. Click on Printing / Print.

  3. The Mac should automatically detect the printer and prompt you to download and install the printer software. Click Install to download the Epson Printer Software Update via Software Update; once complete, the printer should then appear in the Print and Scan / Printers & Scanners window automatically. If you have previously connected an Epson printer, it may be added to the list automatically without prompting you to install the software update. 

  4. If it is not installed, select the Apple icon in the top-left corner and then click Software Update.

  5. Your product should appear in the printer list. If it does not appear, click on to add the printer.

    • Select IP from the top of the window and then choose the Protocol as Line Printer Daemon (LPD) and enter the IP address from the printer into Address. (See How to print a network status sheet if you did not make a note of the printer's IP address during the network setup.)

    • Select Print Using / Use and choose Select Printer Software... / Select Software....

      Mac OS X Mountain Lion (10.8) Mac OS X Mavericks (10.9)


  6.  Then type the printer model into the filter e.g. Epson BX610 and highlight the printer that appears, then select OK and then click Add.


    Note:
    • If the printer software is not found, the Epson Printer Drivers package is available to download from the Apple website.

    • The IP address of the printer may change if you power it off or reset your wireless router and you will be unable to print. Should this occur, delete the printer from Print and Scan / Printers & Scanners and use the method above to add it again with the new IP address.


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