Epson XP-8600 Setup

Proceed with the below-mentioned steps for Epson XP-8600 setup.

  1. Step 1: Unpacking the printer
  2. Step 2: Configuring the printer
  3. Step 3: Installing ink cartridges
  4. Step 4: Loading Paper
  5. Step 5: Installing software
Epson XP-8600 Setup

Epson Expression Photo XP-8600 Unboxing Guide

Step 1: Unpacking the printer

  1. First, take out the Epson printer from the carton box and place it on a location away from direct sunlight.
  2. Remove all the packing materials like tapes and plastic covers from the printer.
  3. Open the scanner unit, and remove the protective films and tapes from inside the printer. Then, close the scanner unit.
  4. The printer components that are included in the package consist of the following.
  5. Power cord
  6. Installation disc
  7. Ink cartridges
  8. Manuals and guides
  9. Ink-cap bag

Step 2: Configuring the printer

  1. Connect the power cord to the power port at the rear side of the printer.
  2. Plug in the other end of the power cord to an AC outlet.
  3. Press the Power button on the Epson Printer to turn it on.
  4. Lift the control panel of the printer to a convenient angle.
  5. Choose your language using the touchscreen display on the control panel.
  6. Set the date, time, and other required settings on the printer.

Step 3: Installing ink cartridges

  1. Open the scanner unit to install the ink cartridges.
  2. Unpack the ink cartridges and remove the caps. 
  3. You can store the caps in the bag provided with the printer. In this way, you can use them later to recap the ink cartridges.
  4. Make sure not to touch the contacts of the ink cartridges.
  5. Insert the cartridges one by one into their respective
  6. Press each ink cartridge down until it clicks into place.
  7. You can check the color of the slot by referring to the label on each slot.
  8. Ensure that you have inserted the correct color ink cartridge on each slot.
  9. Once you have installed the ink cartridges, close the scanner unit.
  10. Tap the Installed option on the screen to begin the ink charging process. This process will take around 10 minutes to complete.
  11. You will receive a confirmation message on the screen after the process is complete.
  12. Adjust the print quality later, after loadingpapers into the printer. 
Epson XP-8600 Printer Setup

Step 4: Loading Paper

  1. Lift the control panel and open the front cover of the Epson XP-8600 setup to pull out the paper cassettes.
  2. Pull out a paper output tray and slide the side paper guides to the edges of the tray.
  3. Now, place the paper according to the specifications of the tray.
  4. Fan the stack of paper and align them on a flat surface by tapping, before loading them.
  5. Place the glossy print side down and place the paper stack from the back of the tray to avoid sticking of paper.
  6. Move the paper guides to the edges of the paper and make sure that they do not fold the paper.
  7. Insert the paper tray into the printerand pull out the output tray.
  8. Make the control panel angle to a proper position.
  9. Set the correct paper settings on the control panel of the printer.

Step 5: Installing software

  1. Insert the installation disc into the CD drive of your computer.
  2. If your device doesn’t have a CD drive, you can download the software from the official Epson website.
  3. Double-click on the installer file to begin the installation process of the software.
  4. You can select the connection type you prefer to connect your device and printer.
  5. To print from an iOS device using AirPrint, connect the device and printer to the same wireless network.
  6. You can also print using the Voice-activated printing feature available on the printer.

Download Epson XP-8600 Driver

Consider the steps that are given below to download the driver for the Epson printer.

  1. Go to the official Epson website from your web browser.
  2. Navigate to the Support page and select Printers.
  3. Enter the model number of your printer and press the Enter key.
  4. On the printer’s page, select the Downloads tab.
  5. Choose your operating system and version from the drop-down list.
  6. Select the required driver and click on the Download button next to the driver.
  7. You can also click on the Driver Download button on this page to download the driver for the printer.
Download Epson XP-8600 Driver

Epson XP-8600 Manual Download

Carry out the steps that are given below to download the manual for the Epson XP-8600 setup.

  1. Launch your browser and enter the official Epson website.
  2. Select Printers and choose your printer model by Product Category.
  3. Choose the All-In-Ones option and select XP-Series.
  4. Now, you can select your printer model number from the displayed list.
  5. Once you are on the product’s home page, go to the Manuals and Warranty tab.
  6. Click the PDF link next to the User’s Guide manual. Then, click the Download icon on the page and save the manual to a preferred location on your device.
  7. Otherwise, click on the Manual Download button on this page to get the manual for the Expression XP-8600 setup.
Epson XP-8600 User Manual

Epson XP-8600 Driver Installation

Consider the guidelines that are given below to install the driver for either Windows or Mac computer.

  1. Insert the installation disc into the CD drive of your Windows computer.
  2. Download the printer driverfrom the official Epson website for a Mac computer.
  3. Run the installer file to start the installation process.
  4. Accept the license agreement,and when the Software Selection window appears, select the drivers you want to install on your computer. Then, click Install.
  5. For installing the software on a Mac device, click Continue when you see the Install Epson Printer Driver screen.
  6. Choose your preferred location to save the software and enter the admin credentials of the Mac device.
  7. You will receive a confirmation message when the installation process is complete.
  8. Select the preferred connection type in the Printer Setup window and click Next.
  9. For a wireless connection, you have to connect the printer and computer to the same wireless network.
  10. For Direct USB connection, connect the printer and computer using a USB cable.
  11. Complete the driver installation process by following the instructionsdisplayed on the computer screen.

Epson XP-8600 Wireless Setup

Proceed with the steps that are given below to perform the wireless setup on the Epson Expression Photo XP 8600 printer.

  1. Once you have done with the hardware connections, install the software from the installation discor the downloaded printer software.
  2. Make sure to configure your wireless router before you begin the installation process.
  3. Note down the username and password of the wireless network.
  4. Run the installer file and click the Install button.
  5. When the installation wizard prompts youto choose the connection type, select the Wireless connection option. Then, click Next.
  6. For a Mac device, select the Set up printer for the first time option in the Printer Setup window. Then, click Continue.
  7. If your device can automatically connect to the Wi-Fi network, select Yes in the Wi-Fi Auto Connect screen. Then, click Next.
  8. Continue with the on-screen instructions in the installation wizard to complete the installation process.
  9. If the installer fails to connect to the network, select the Using control panel option in the Wireless Setup method window. Then, click Next.
  10. Go to the Epson XP-8600 setup’s control panel to connect the printer to the wireless network.
  11. Press the Home icon on the touchscreen display and select the second icon on the top-right corner of the screen.
  12. Touch the Wi-Fi (Recommended) option and select the Start Setup button.
  13. Now, tap Wi-Fi Setup Wizard and choose your network name from the displayed list.
  14. Enter the password of your wireless network using the touchscreen keypad and tap OK. Then, select the Start Setup option.
  15. Your printer will now be connected to the wireless network.
  16. Complete the setup by following the instructions on the computer screen.
  17. You can now print wirelessly from your computer.

How to Change Ink in Epson XP-8600 Setup?

You can follow the procedure that is given below to replace the ink cartridges on the Epson printer.

  1. You will receive a message on the printer screen showing, “You need to replace ink cartridge.”
  2. Open the scanner unit and remove the ink cartridge, that is to be replaced.
  3. You can follow the procedure on the printer screen to replace the ink.
  4. If you want to change the ink cartridge manually, tap on the Home icon, and select Maintenance.
  5. Tap Ink Cartridge Replacement option from the displayed list. Then, touch Next.
  6. Select Start and open the scanner unit.
  7. Now, remove the cartridge thatis empty by referring to the label.
  8. Press the cartridge tab and remove the cartridge from the slot.
  9. Unpack a new cartridge and open the cap. 
  10. Insert the cartridge carefully into the slot and push it down until it clicks into place.
  11. Once you have changed the ink, complete the ink charging process by following the instructions displayed on the printer screen.

Epson Expression XP-8600 Scan Setup

Once you have installed the printer software on your computer, you can quickly scan from your Windows computer.

  1. Place the document or photo you want to scan on the scanner glass.
  2. Press the Home icon on the touchscreen, and select the Scan option.
  3. When you see the Scan to screen, tap the Computer icon.
  4. When the scanner software appears on your computer, choose the scanning preferences. 
  5. Select a preferred location to save the scanned PDF or JPEG.
  6. If you want to scan a second page, place the document on the scanner glass.
  7. Click the Add icon on the software to scan the second page.
  8. Once the scanning process is complete, save the file to your computer.

Epson XP-8600 Troubleshooting Guide

You can easily troubleshoot the Epson Expression Photo XP 8600 by following a few procedures. Some of the major errors and ways to troubleshoot them are given below. Feel free to contact our technical support team to sort out your issues.

Steps: Epson XP-8600 Offline

If you face the offline printer issue, proceed with the steps that are given below to fix the problem.

  1. Press the Start menu and go to Control Panel from your Windows computer.
  2. Go to the Devices and Printer window; right-click on yourprinter’s icon and select the See what’s printing option from the displayed list.
  3. Click the Printer and uncheck the Use Printer Offline option from the list.
  4. Set the Epson XP-8600 setup as a default printer.
  5. Restart your computer and printer to resolve the issue.
  6. If the issue persists, install the latest printer software from the official Epson website.

How to Reset Epson XP-8600 Printer?

Proceed with the steps that are given below to reset the Epson Expression Photo XP 8600 printer.

  1. Make sure to turn off the printer using the Power button before you begin the resetting process.
  2. Locate the Reset button on the rear side of the printer.
  3. Use a pin or clip to press the Reset button. Hold it for about five seconds.
  4. Restart your printer after the resetting process is complete.

Expression XP-8600 Factory Reset Guide

Carry out the procedure that is given below to perform a factory reset on the Epson Expression Photo XP 8600 printer.

  1. Press the Home icon on the printer’s touchscreen.
  2. Use the navigation arrows on the screen to go to the Setup menu.
  3. Locate Restore Default Settings option, and tap OK.
  4. Navigate to Restore Network Settings. Then, press the OK button.
  5. This process will reset your Epson XP-8600 setup to the factory defaults.
Epson XP-8600 Reset