README.TXT Driver File Contents (n2050p_w2k.exe)

Thank you for purchasing an Epson printer. This document contains notes regarding your new printer.

README file for EPSON EPL Series Printer Driver
for Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 3.1, Windows(R) 95, Windows(R) 98, Windows(R) Me, Windows NT(R) 3.51/4.0 
and Windows(R) 2000

1. Introduction
2. Important legal information
3. Install notes

1. Introduction
This document contains information that you should be aware of when printing with Windows. 

2. Important legal information
Software called the EPSON EPL Series Printer Driver (the "Software") is provided "AS IS."  NO IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY

The Software may be copied and distributed without charge only to users of EPSON
brand printers. All files on the disk must be copied without modification,
including all proprietary marks and notices. All components of the Software must
be distributed together. The Software may not be distributed for profit.


3. Install notes
Run setup.exe in disk1 on each Operating System.
make sure that,
*all other applications are closed, and all print jobs are finished before installing the printer driver.
*when asked by the install program whether you wish to "Keep existing driver" OR "Replace existing driver", always select the replace option.

4. Notes regarding printing

(1) 1200 dpi
Some applications don't support printing with 1200 dpi; therefore, if you do not get good results printing with "True 1200 dpi" selected 
as the Print Quality setting on the Basic tab, try selecting "Class 1200 dpi" or "600 dpi" and then printing again.

(2) Setting Up Drivers From Within Applications 
Print setup is not available from within some applications. Setting print conditions for the driver from these applications will have no effect on printing.
When using applications that do not support print setup, print only after setting the driver print conditions from the Control Panel.

(3) Zoom Options Printing
The edges of the original may not be printed in the Zoom Options modes. 
Make sure that sufficient space is available for the left, right, top and bottom margins when printing in these modes.

(4) Collate
When using the collate function, follow the steps below.
1) Install 64 MB or more memory in the printer and set the correct memory size in Installed Memory on the driver [Optional Setting] dialog box.
2) Turn Collate on in the [Basic Settings] tab in the printer driver.
3) If you have any problems printing in any of the functions or modes above, turn the Collate option off in applications that can select collate from the print dialog box.

(5) If you cannot get good printed results from some applications in Windows NT 4.0, follow the steps below.
1) Open Printer Properties from Control Panel.
2) Click "Printer Processor..." button in the [General] tab. 
3) Select "Always spool RAW datatype" as on.
4) Print the data again.

(6) Euro Symbol Printing
The printer driver supports Euro Symbol with the following internal printer fonts;
    Courier SWC
    Dutch 801 SWM   
    Swiss 721 SWM
    Dutch 801 SWC
    Zapf Humanist 601 SWC
    Ribbon 131 SWC
    Clarendon Condensed SWC
    Swiss 742 SWC
    Swiss 742 Condensed SWC
    Incised 901 SWC
    Original Garamond SWC
    Audrey Two SWC
    Flareserif 821 SWC
    Flareserif 821 Extra Bold SWC
    Letter Gothic SWC
If you have problems print in Euro Symbols, check the Font Substitution Table of the printer driver. 
You can print Euro Symbols without using internal printer fonts if you have screen fonts which support the Euro Symbol in your system. 
To do that, change "TrueType fonts with substitution" to "Print TrueType fonts as bitmap" in the [Extended Settings] dialog box 
on the [Optional Settings] tab of the printer driver before you print.


Microsoft is registered trademark and Windows is registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries.
Product and Company names listed in this document are all registered trademarks of their respective Companies.


This README file contains the latest information about your EPSON product.

1. General troubleshooting solutions

1-1. Notes for using EPSON Status Monitor 2 and EPSON Status Monitor 3

     EPSON Status Monitor3 turns on monitoring of the following types of
     connections, even if these settings are disabled by EPSON Status 
     Monitor 2.
      * local printers
      * LPR printers
      * NetWare printers
      * Windows shared printers
     These settings should work in most cases.

      If you install EPSON Status Monitor 2 and change the monitoring settings,
      it will also change EPSON Status Monitor 3's settings. This
      can cause problems printing and monitoring.
     (Note)   *If a particular communication protocol is not installed, the
               monitor settings will not be enabled.

1-2. If a Windows shared printer cannot be monitored, check that the following 
     settings have been made:

      * Make sure that the printer driver is installed on the computer that is
        hosting the Windows shared printer, that it is set to be shared, and 
        "Allow monitoring of shared printers" is selected in the 
        "Monitoring Preferences" of the printer driver.
      * (Windows98/95/Me only) Open the "Network" icon in the control panel on the
        computer that is sharing the printer, and check that File and Printer 
        Sharing for Microsoft Networks component is installed.

      * (Windows98/95/Me only) As above, check that IPX/SPX-compatible Protocol is
        NOT installed on either the client or server computers.

2. Solutions for Windows NT/2000 environment

2-1. When un-installing EPSON Status Monitor 3 from a multi-user Windows NT/2000 environment,
     turn off the Shortcut Icon on all clients before un-installing. You can turn off
     the Shortcut Icon in Monitoring Preferences.

2-2. When using a Windows NT 4.0 shared printer in a non-updated Windows NT environment,
     if you check "Allow monitoring of shared printer", and then start EPSON Status Monitor
     3, the Application Error Notice Window appears and you cannot monitor NetWare shared
     printers. To avoid this problem, make sure you have installed Windows NT 4.0 Service
     Pack 2 or later.

2-3. When using a Windows NT/2000 shared printer, if you check "Allow monitoring of shared printer",
     and then start EPSON Status Monitor 3, you cannot monitor a NetWare shared printer . To avoid
     this problem open "Services" from the control panel, stop the EPSON Printer Status Agent
     service, and start EPSON Status Monitor 3. After EPSON Status Monitor 3 has started, restart
     the printer status service. You must do this each time you log into Windows NT/2000.

2-4. When uninstalling the printer driver from the "Add/Remove Programs" Control Panel in
     Windows 2000, you may be unable to close the "Add/Remove Programs" window by clicking "OK".
     To close the window, click the Close [X] button at the upper right corner of the window.
     This problem does not effect the printer driver uninstallation. 

3. Solutions for network printers

3-1. To monitor a NetWare printer, connect only one print server to
     each queue. See your User's Guide for directions.

3-2. You cannot monitor a NetWare queue printer beyond the IPX router
     because the setting for IPX hops is 0.

3-3. When monitoring NDS printers, the client supplied by Novell must
     be used:

     When using Windows NT: Novell IntranetWare Client for Windows NT
     When using Windows 95: Novell IntranetWare Client 32 for Windows 95

3-4. Monitoring NDPS printers

    This product supports Netware printers configured by a queue-based
    printing system such as Bindery or NDS server.  You cannot monitor
    NDPS (Novell Distributed Printing Services) printers.


General notice: Product names used herein are for identification 
purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. 
EPSON disclaims any and all rights in those marks.

(C)SEIKO EPSON Corp.2000

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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

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