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
If you installed the optional EPSON FireWire interface or EpsonNet
Internal Print Server, you can connect through these interfaces. See
Appendix A for instructions.
Even if you’re using the
RS-5100 RIP, it’s a good
idea to install the standard
EPSON drivers and
utilities for easier