Appendix B Using EPSON Drivers and Utilities for Macintosh

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Your EPSON Stylus Pro 9000 and 9500 come with drivers that let you use 
the printer in non-PostScript mode without a RIP. Utilities allow you to 
manage background printing jobs, track the status of your printer, and run 
print head maintenance procedures. ICC profiles for ColorSync 3.0 are 
included, so you can use advanced color management features of your 
applications or the driver itself. 
The driver CD-ROM also includes an electronic Reference Guide to your 
printer and EPSON printer software. You can read the guide using a web 
browser, such as Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer, 
versions 3.0 or later. 
This chapter includes the following information:
Connecting the printer
Setting up your software
Setting print options
Managing print jobs
Checking printer status
Running print head utilities
Connecting the Printer 
You can connect your Macintosh directly using the printer’s built-in serial 
interface, or you use the parallel interface with a conversion cable (such as 
the EPSON USB adapter, C-USB-PK4). See the appropriate section below 
for instructions on connecting to the serial or parallel interfaces. 
If you connect the EPSON Stylus Pro 9500 to a networked Macintosh, you 
can use the printer sharing feature to allow network printing. See page B-6 
for instructions.
If you installed the optional EPSON FireWire interface or EpsonNet 
Internal Print Server, you can connect through these interfaces. See 
Appendix A for instructions.
Appendix B: 
Using EPSON 
Drivers and 
Utilities for 
Macintosh
Note
Even if you’re using the 
RS-5100 RIP, it’s a good 
idea to install the standard 
EPSON drivers and 
utilities for easier 
maintenance and 
troubleshooting.