Epson ET-8550 is an all-in-one wide format printer that comes with super refillable ink tanks and delivers an excellent photo printout at a low cost. This printer is designed for large photo printing needs. The highlighting features of the Epson ET-8550 printer are listed below:
Affordable photo printer
Low-cost replacement ink bottles
Supports mobile printing
Intuitive touch display
Easy to set up and use
Scroll down this page to know how to perform the Epson ET-8550 printer setup for the first time.
EPSON ET-8550 UNBOXING SETUP
Quick and simple instructions to perform the Epson ET-8550 printer setup for the first time
First, unpack your Epson printer completely.
Next, place the unpacked printer close to an electrical outlet.
Connect the Epson ET-8550 printer to an active power outlet and turn it on.
Once your printer becomes stable, fill the ink tanks.
Make sure that the tanks of your printer are not overfilled.
After filling the ink tanks, hold down the OK button to initiate the ink charging process.
Once the ink charging process is completed, load paper into the cassette.
Make sure that the paper is loaded properly into the cassette.
Configure the paper settings by following the on-screen instructions.
Now, install the printer on your computer or smartphone using the printer software file or the Epson Smart Panel app.
Finally, print a test page to check whether the Epson ET-8550 printer setup is done correctly.
EPSON ET-8550 DRIVER DOWNLOAD
To download the Epson ET-8550 printer driver, click on the Driver Download or Driver Download for Windows or Driver Download for Mac button provided on this page.
Double-click on the Epson ET-8550 printer driver file on your computer.
Perform the on-screen prompts to reach the Select Your Connection screen.
Choose the connection that you wish to use to connect the printer to your computer and follow the on-screen instructions.
After installing the printer driver, print a test page to check whether the driver installation is done correctly.
EPSON ET-8550 WIRELESS SETUP
Wi-Fi setup from the printer control panel
Initially, turn on your Epson printer and the wireless router.
Now, from your printer's home screen, tap on the Wi-Fi icon to initiate the wireless setup.
Choose the Wi-Fi (Recommended) option followed by Start Setup or Change Settings.
On the opened screen, select the Wi-Fi Setup Wizard option.
Now, manually type your wireless network's SSID in the given field, or select it from the list of available networks.
When prompted, type your network's password in the given field and press OK.
Once your Epson ET printer is connected to the Wi-Fi network, connect the computer or smartphone to the same network.
Run the printer setup file on your computer or install the Epson Smart Panel app on your smartphone to finish the Wi-Fi setup.
EPSON ET-8550 WIRED SETUP
Initially, get an Ethernet cable that is recommended by the printer manufacturer.
Next, on your computer, open the Epson ET-8550 printer driver file.
Accept the license agreement of the printer.
On the Select Your Connection screen, choose the Wired Network Connection option.
Connect your printer and the computer when prompted.
Finish the driver installation of your printer by following the on-screen instructions.
EPSON ET-8550 PRINT SETUP
First, check to make sure that your Epson printer's initial setup is done successfully.
Next, check whether the paper cassette of your printer has enough paper to perform the print operation. If not, load paper into the cassette.
Make sure that the driver of your printer is installed on your computer.
If you're using your smartphone (iOS or Android) or tablet to perform the print operation on this printer, then make sure that the Epson Smart Panel app is installed on it.
Connect your Epson printer and the computer or smartphone to the same wireless network.
Make sure that your printer status is not set to offline on the computer.
Printing a document from the computer
On your Windows or Mac computer, open the document that you want to print.
Go to the Print Properties dialog box.
Make sure that your Epson printer is selected.
Configure the Presets, number of copies, pages, paper size, orientation, and other print settings correctly.
If you wish to perform duplex printing, make sure that the Two-sided printing or Duplex printing option is selected. Similarly, to avoid printing the blank pages of the document, select the Skip Blank Page option.
Finally, click on the Print button.
Now, your Epson printer will start to print the selected document.
EPSON ET-8550 SCAN SETUP
Initially, check to make sure that your Epson printer and the computer are connected.
For Scan to Memory card: Connect the USB device to your printer's USB port.
For Scan to computer: Make sure that the necessary scan software is installed on your computer.
For Scan to cloud: Register your Epson printer with the Epson Connect service.
Make sure that the document you want to scan is ready.
Scanning a document
On your printer's scanner glass, load the original that you want to scan.
Select the Scan option.
Now, on the Scan to screen, select the destination where you wish to save the scanned document.
Configure the scan settings correctly and tap the Save button.
Now, your printer will start to scan the placed document and save its copy to the selected destination.
EPSON ET-8550 COPY SETUP
Initially, get the document that you want to copy.
Next, check if your printer is turned on and ready for the copy operation.
Now, place the document that you want to copy on the scanner glass.
Make sure that the document is placed properly on the scanner glass.
Select the Copy option from the printer's home screen.
Now, the Copy preferences screen will open.
Configure the copy settings by following the on-screen instructions.
After configuring the settings, preview them and initiate the copy operation by pressing the Start Copy or Copy button.
EPSON ET-8550 TROUBLESHOOTING
The following section explains how to fix the Epson ET-8550 printer issues, such as printer offline and printer not printing. To get extra technical support for the same or other issues, contact us by clicking the Call button provided on this page.
EPSON ET-8550 PRINTER OFFLINE
As soon as the printer status is displayed as offline on your computer, check whether the printer is turned on. If not, turn it on by pressing the Power button.
In case the printer remains turned off even after pressing its Power button, check whether the power cord is connected securely. If not, unplug and reconnect the power cord.
Make sure that your Epson ET-8550 printer and the computer are connected to the same network.
Reinstall the printer driver if you have installed the incorrect or incompatible one on your computer.
Make sure that your computer OS meets the system requirements of the printer.
Check if your printer is selected correctly in the Print Properties window. If not, select it and then perform the print operation.
Set your Epson printer as the default machine, if you have not yet done it.
Restart the printer and your computer.
Check if any error message is displayed on your printer screen. If yes, clear it and then perform the print operation.
If the above instructions don't resolve the offline printer issue, reset the printer settings to default.
To do so, select the Settings option from the printer's home screen. Choose Restore Default Settings > All Settings > Yes.
Now, reconfigure the printer settings and print a test page to check whether the printer offline issue is resolved.
EPSON ET-8550 NOT PRINTING
If your printer doesn't respond to the print operation, then check whether it is turned on.
Turn on your Epson printer if it is turned off.
Make sure that your printer is connected securely to the computer.
Check if your printer status is offline.
If yes, perform the necessary steps to bring it back online, and then perform the print operation.
Restart the printer and your computer.
Reconfigure the print settings if you have configured them incorrectly.
If you haven't set up your printer as the default one, set it and then perform the print operation.