How to Add an Epson Printer to a Computer

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Epson is one of the leading brands of both residential and commercial printers. Though many different models and styles are offered, each connects to the computer in the same manner. All of the Epson production printers come with a USB connector, making it possible to connect them to either a desktop or a laptop computer. All of the software needed to install the printer is included on the setup CD that comes with the printer.


Step 1

Plug the printer's USB cable into a free port on the computer. These USB ports are normally located on both the front and back of desktop computers, and can be found on the sides or back of a laptop. If it hasn't already been done, connect the printer's power supply to a wall outlet, and ensure it is plugged into the back of the printer.


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Step 2

Insert the software installation CD into the computer's CD drive. After a moment, the installation guide will appear. Follow the instructions, answering any questions that appear on the screen. After a few minutes of copying files, the installation wizard will finish, alerting you that the installation process is complete.


Step 3

Check to see that the printer has been properly installed by clicking "Start," then "Printers and Faxes." The printer should be shown on the list. To print, simply click "File" then "Print" or press Ctrl + P from any word processing program or web browser.

Things You'll Need

  • USB cable

  • Software installation CD


If you no longer have the setup CD, a copy of the software can be obtained for free from Epson's website.