Epson Printer Drivers
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Epson Printer Drivers update installs the latest software for your EPSON printer or scanner for OS X Mavericks, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Lion and Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard. For more information about printing and scanning software, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669#epson

Click here for a list of supported Epson printers and scanners.
What's New
Version 2.17: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.6 or later







  • Gutenprint
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Shadokuss reviewed on 07 Sep 2013
I had issue with the last automatic update on 10.8 ; Cannot print anything.
I solve it by simply putting a name to my computer under Sharing options in System Preferences (became mysteriously blank after updating).

Hope this tip could help :)
[Version 2.15]


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rpincowes reviewed on 20 Aug 2013
This seems to have messed up our printer (SP1290). The nozzle check pattern is OK, but print colours with all documents and images look like at least one colour is missing.
[Version 2.15]


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Jean Poole reviewed on 14 Aug 2013
Like I wrote before DON'T use this upgrade. Why does Apple keep showing this on 'Software Update,' when their own specialist told me that there are problems with it?
[Version 2.15]


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xgman reviewed on 10 Aug 2013
Bricked my workforce 840. Thank god for time machine.
[Version 2.15]


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Lkrupp215 reviewed on 09 Aug 2013
Downloaded and installed via App store without issues. Always download from the App store because you will get only that portion of the update that applies to your Epson printer. In this case it was only about 32MB, not the 1.2GB update (which contains all the drivers for every Epson printer still supported) and is a waste of space.
[Version 2.15]

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Pheedme replied on 10 Aug 2013
Hello. Were you telling me my post is "complete rubbish" on a previous page about Epson drivers vs. Apple's automatic software update program? Or were you referring to something else?

Anyway ...there was no place to reply to your reply, so I shall not post here again.

Apple software update program uses guttenberg drivers/fonts. It's just been my experience that unless I've changed operating system or printer, there's no reason to update my Epson Printer's software.

-Peace
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Mudflapper replied on 10 Aug 2013
@Pheedme, I'm not sure what you mean. Are you talking about Gutenprint? (There is no such thing as a Gutenprint font. All fonts come from your font manager or Font Book and they're Type 1, Opentype or Truetype.) Because that's a completely different set of drivers that took the place of Gimp some time ago. It's separate from the OSX drivers.
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Jean Poole reviewed on 09 Aug 2013
Don't do it!!!
I got the update from 'Software Update' now my printer will not work - keeps sending report to Apple. Well sh-t!
[Version 2.15]

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Pheedme replied on 09 Aug 2013
That was exactly my point, which Ronl, missed when he replied. There is no reason to update your printer drivers if you haven't updated your OS. Go to the Epson site and download the drivers for your OS and all will be fine. You may want to query whether you need to uninstall the drivers from Apple's Software Update, first. If so, then google how to do that rather than just dragging it to the trash ...which can cause unexpected problems.

Good luck ...happy printing.
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Mudflapper replied on 09 Aug 2013
You don't need to download drivers from Epson. Apple gives you all the drivers you need, automatically, with the OS and through Software Update. However, Epson printers, even though they produce high quality prints (I'm still using a 10-year-old 1280 and the prints look amazing and i'm a professional retoucher and designer) are notoriously finicky. So if your printer works and you're happy with the quality, leave it alone. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Why update it? Like, do you think once it's updated it's going to print twice as fast or the resolution is going to double? No. It's going to look exactly the same. Just leave it alone.
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Jean Poole replied on 10 Aug 2013
Mudflapper. ' Why update it? Like, do you think once it's updated it's going to print twice as fast or the resolution is going to double? No. It's going to look exactly the same. Just leave it alone.'

Very smart! It's too late I already updated. Thanks anyway. S.A.
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Jean Poole replied on 10 Aug 2013
It took Apple senior specialist just over an hour to guide me through deleting the update and all installed Epson drivers, then installing old print and scanner drivers. Works now.

I repeat 'Do not install this update'.
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Mudflapper replied on 10 Aug 2013
@Jean Poole, I didn't mean for my post to sound like I was calling you dumb for updating in the first place, if that's what you thought! Sorry! Updating should just work. It's such a hassle especially with Epson stuff, at least in the past. Because I did the exact same thing you did a few times and it was a huge problem because I use my 1280 for print proofs for designs and down time makes me lose money and makes ME look unprofessional.

So, I learned to not update printer drivers on my own, if everything is already working. Of course if you update your OS you have no choice. So a lot of us are going to have to deal with issues when we upgrade to Mavericks in a few months. Ugh.
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Pheedme reviewed on 09 Aug 2013
Only download drivers from the Epson site. I run Snow Leopard 10.6.8. Apple releases new drivers that are for the latest OS. i.e. Mountain Lion. The frustrating part is trying to find out if you need them.

It is strange that between Epson and Apple, they cannot follow Adobe's example ...who's site reads your OS, then determines which version of their program you have "Flash or Reader", and decides if you need to update.

The couple of times I've tried Apple's printer drivers for Epson the result was disastrous printing problems.

I wrote Epson and they said ONLY use drivers from their site, but they wouldn't tell me if I needed to update.
I couldn't rate features below with 1 star ...this page wouldn't allow it. But that's my rating.

Often Apple is behind in updates for 3rd party software and for anything not apple, the Apple automatic update can actually put an obsolete version on your machine.

For anything Apple ...or java ...Software update is a great and easy to use feature.
[Version 2.14]

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Ronl replied on 09 Aug 2013
Apple's Software Update will read your system and only download the Epson drivers you need. This has been stated many times on this page.
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Lkrupp215 replied on 09 Aug 2013
Your post is complete rubbish. Epson supplies drivers to Apple for updating through the App store. They are not Apple's drivers. You should not be allowed to spread your nonsense. Your baloney will cause untold trouble for users who are not informed.
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Ronl replied on 10 Aug 2013
You really don't know what you are talking about.
Do a search on this page... since you obviously don't know how to do this... keep clicking... 2, 3, 4, 5, etc. until you come across the other numerous posts that also state that Software Update will only download the Epson drivers you need. Oh... since you may be clueless... you need to have your printers turned ON for this to work. Good luck... yeah right.
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Harv commented on 14 Dec 2012
Perhaps it's still a bit early, but I am surprised that my iMac/System Preferences or App Store does not yet see that this update is available for DL (and I do have an applicable printer).
[Version 2.28]


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Frank-O'Connor reviewed on 28 Jun 2012
In many ways it's rather unhelpful for MacUpdate and other sites to make these printer driver files available ... I mean the choic eis downloading a file gigabyte sin size for your printer/scanner driver that may only be 40 megabytes of the total, or using Software Update to update the 40 megabyte driver which makes a hell of a lot more sense. Suggestion to site administrators, let people know that their drivers can be updated a hell of a lot more easily using Software Update whenever Apple releases these puppies in future ... it might do away with a lot of the kvetching.
[Version 2.11]


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Designg commented on 16 Jun 2012
Downloaded this beast from MU and the installer package showed 1.1GB and wanted to use 1.44GB of space on my HD. Thought NO .. and now I can't erase the package.

First thought I'd download the whole lot and choose the Driver for my Printer and erase the rest. What if I can't?
Now this thing is taking up over a GB of space and won't go.
[Version 2.10]

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Ronl replied on 29 Jun 2012
Always turn on your Epson printer and then use Software Update to download the latest updates.

My download just now was a little over 20MB, versus 1GB+ if I had used MU to update my printer... not to mention all of the disk space it would have taken up with unnecessary printer drivers for printers I don't have.
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Designg replied on 30 Jun 2012
Apple's latest Epson printer/Driver Update a couple of days ago has sorted the problem and can now use the scanner.

Cheers Roni
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terryv had trouble on 22 Jun 2011
I have MAC OS Version 10.6.7 and have been using an Epson NX420 wireless printer without much difficulty. Now the printer status is offline and I can't get anything to print from my desktop either from the internet or my documents. How do i fix this?
[Version 2.6]


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Heklaz had trouble on 11 Oct 2009
Is this with or without Rosetta?

I have a snowleopard w/o Rosetta and I get an
"rastertoescp deny file-write* /private/var/spool/cups/Library" error.

(And does the printer utility work via Airport?)
[Version 2.1]

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Quortz replied on 11 Oct 2009
I have Rosetta installed, but I'm not sure how to determine if it's being used in this case? I don't think so though, because previous to Snow Leopard, I never had this Epson Printer Utility Lite... I had Epson Printer Utility2 and Epson Printer Utility3. Those two utilities remained on my drive after I updated to OS 10.6, but they wouldn't work at all. The new "Lite" utility worked fine, but not until this driver update 2.1 would it show the ink levels for the printer on the AirPort network. So yes, the "Lite" utility is working over AirPort. But in addition to head cleaning and adjustment, it now displays the ink levels, finally (I wasn't able to check the ink levels on the AirPort printer under Leopard either... it would just say, "Information is unavailable.").

Eat_A_Peach rated on 19 Apr 2014

[Version 2.17]



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Josh C. rated on 12 Sep 2013

[Version 2.15.1]



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Josh C. rated on 13 Dec 2012

[Version 2.28]


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Version Downloads:2,035
Type:Drivers : Printers
License:Updater
Date:13 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
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Epson Printer Drivers update installs the latest software for your EPSON printer or scanner for OS X Mavericks, OS X Mountain Lion, OS X Lion and Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard. For more information about printing and scanning software, see http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3669#epson

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