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EPSON

Connect Your Macintosh Computer to Epson Laser Printers

Installation Guide for

N ActionLaser 1000 N ActionLaser 1500 l EPL-8000

CPD-1310

Epson Talk

Connect Your Macintosh Computer to Epson Laser Printers

Epson Talk allows you to use an Epson printer with your Macintosh computer. Use this Installation Guide to install Epson Talk quickly. If you require further details, please read the manuals enclosed, Epson Interface Card for LocalTalk C823121 and Epson PostScript Card C826091 Users Guide, along with your printer manual.

What You Need for Installation

Ci A minimum of 2.0 MB RAM printer memory

Q LocalTalk cable (not included)

0 Interface Card for LocalTalk (C823121)

Q PostScript Card (C826091)

Cl A cross-head screwdriver

U An ActionLaser 1000, an ActionLaser 1500, or an EPL-8000

Before You Install Epson Talk

Use your printers Setup and Maintenance guide to set up and test your new printer. Go only as far as test printing; you will use the procedures in this guide to connect the Macintosh. Once you see that your printer operates properly, install Epson Talk as described below.

Installing the Interface Card

1. Make sure that both the printer and computer are turned off and that all power and interface cables are removed from the printer.

e Caution: Avoid touching the printer circuits or card circuit board contacts. Otherwise, you may damage them.

2. Turn your printer so that its interface cover or shield plate faces you.

3. Use a screwdriver to remove the screws securing the cover or shield plate; then lift it off.

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4. Slide the interface board into the grooves in the interface slot. Push it in firmly to make sure it connects to the printers internal socket.

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5. Secure the interface with the two screws provided with the card.

6. Attach your LocalTalk cable to the LocalTalk port (indicated by the f icon) on the interface card. (Do not use the serial port.) Then plug the other end of the cable into your computer.

7. Plug the power cord into your printer and an electrical outlet.

Installing the PostScript Card

e Caution:

Cl Do not insert the card while the printer is turned on. 0 Do not touch the gold connectors along the cards edge. 0 Do not use too muchforce when you insert and remove the

card. Otherwise, you may damage it.

1. Make sure the printer is turned off.

2. Hold the card so that the arrow on the card is aligned with the arrow on slot A. (Do not use slot B.)

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3. Gently but firmly slide the card into the slot as far is it can go.

4. Turn on the printer and computer.

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- Selecting PostScript

You need to change the emulation or mode setting through SelecType before you can use PostScript.

The SelecType instructions below enable you to assign PostScript quickly. If you need more detailed instructions on using SelecType, see your printer manual

Note: Be sure to install the interface and PostScript cards first. Otherwise, the PostScript emulation or mode aloes not appear as a SelecType option on the printer display.

For the ActionLaser 1000 and 1500

1. Press the ON LINE button to take the printer off line.

2. Press the SelecType Level 2 button.

3. Press V until EMULATION appears on the display.

4. Press b.

5. Press V until CH O appears.

6. Press b. b

7. Press V until PS appears.

8. Press F to set the PS emulation.

9. Press the EXIT button twice to return to the READY message.

Note: The READY message may not show O PS (indicating the optional interface and PostScript) until after yourfirst print job is sent from your computer to the printer each time you turn on your printer.

10. Make sure that AppleTalk is active in the Chooser under the Apple menu on your Macintosh.

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11. Click LaserWriter in the Chooser menu. The name of your printer appears in the Select a LaserWriter box. Click on the name of your printer and then close the Chooser.

Note: If the LaserWriter printer driver is not yet installed on your computer, you can find it on one of your Macintosh System disks. Follow your computer manual instructions to install it on your Macintosh.

12. begin printing using your application software.

For the EPL-8000

Note: If you have an Epson EPL-8000 printer, you must have aj%mware version 22.48 or later to use Epson Talk. To find out your printers firmware version, print a status sheet as described in your printer manual. If you do not have the above firmware version, please call the Epson Connection at (800) 922-8911.

1. Press the ON LINE button to take the printer off line.

2. Hold down the SelecType button until the Level 2 light comes on.

3. Press v until MODE ASSIGN appears on the display.

4. Press b until CH P appears.

5. Press v until CH O appears.

6. Press F.

7. Press v until CH O PS appears.

8. Press to set the PS setting.

9. Press 4 to return to MODE ASSIGN.

10. Press v until P-CONFIG.SAVE appears.

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11. Press b twice to save the CH O PS setting.

12. Press 4 twice to return to the READY message.

13. Press the ON LINE button.

Note: The READY message may not show O PS (indicating the optional interface and PostScript) until after your first print job is sent from your computer to the printer each time you turn on your printer.

14. Make sure that AppleTalk is active in the Chooser under the Apple menu on your Macintosh.

15. Click LaserWriter in the Chooser menu. EPL-8000 appears in the Select a LaserWriter box. Click on EPL-8000 and then close the Chooser.

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