Epson EcoTank ET 5170 Description
- This epson EcoTank ET 5170 printer is specially made for the small and medium business purposes.
- This EcoTank ET 5170 printer can print, copy, scan and fax. So this printer is all-in-one multi utility printer.
- This epson EcoTank ET 5170 printer is featured with exceptional print quality, print speed and so you can produce large number of prints and scans, which can surprise you to the core.
- This epson EcoTank ET 5170 are featured with speed-enhancing PrecisonCore print head technology.
- This printer is the best selling printer among all the printer models, especially for the ones who take care of small or medium businesses.
- This printer have the auto-duplexing automatic document feeders (ADFs), for streamlined handling of two-sided multipage originals, and have a quite-healthy 30,000-page maximum monthly duty cycle.
- This printer can print more number of pages in low cost.
- This printer has the capacity to connect to the Ethernet or USB cable.
- This epson EcoTank ET-5170 printer has eco mode and sleep mode by which we can save power for future use.
Loading papers in epson EcoTank ET 5170 printer
- Pull out the paper cassette found below the printer’s control panel.
- Slide the edge guides outward.
- Adjust the front edge guide to the paper size you are using.
- Load a stack of paper, printable side down, against the edge guide.
- Make sure the paper is loaded against the edge guide and not sticking out from the end of the cassette.
- Slide the edge guides against the paper, but not too tightly.
- Keep the cassette flat as you gently insert it.
- Extend the output tray and open the paper stopper.
- Select the size and type of paper you just loaded on the product LCD screen.
- You can load 250 plain sheets of paper in the paper tray.
- After loading, set your paper settings in the printer’s control panel.
- Press the home button and go to setup.
- Select your paper size and paper type you loaded in the paper tray.
Epson EcoTank ET-5170 Printing is Slow
Epson EcoTank ET-5170 printer is only suitable for small-scale business and to users using them very little in their home for printing. It is not suitable for printing the documents because it prints slowly and takes time to print an image. Using it continuously for some time makes the EcoTank printer slow in its process. To avoid this problem,
Step 1: Check the document which is printing at present, cancel the printing.
Step 2: Do not print anything sometimes.
Step 3: Wait for the printer to get back to its original state.
Step 4: Close all the opened files and documents, give its time to recover.
Step 5: If you print image with high quality then it will reduce the printer speed.
Step 6: While using bidirectional printing the printer header have to move in both the direction, this makes your Pro ET-5170 to print slowly.
Step 7: Disable the high-speed printing option in windows by changing the printer settings.
Step 8: In Mac OS go to System Preferences, Menu, Printers & Scanners
Step 9: Click on options and suppliers; unselect the high-speed printing
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Epson ET-5170 Unboxing Setup
After purchasing the Epson EcoTank ET-5170 driver you must be careful in handling it. First unbox it from the packaging, to do so please follow these steps:
Step 1: Remove all the packaging materials
Step 2: Use a knife, blade or scissors to cut the box in a top and open it.
Step 3: Lift the printer out from the box carefully.
Step 4: Place your Epson EcoTank ET-5170 printer on the table.
Step 5: Remove all the foams and tapes covering the printer.
Step 6: Gently peel off the plastic sheet wrappers from the printer.
Step 7: Take the cartridges out from the cover and check the color.
Step 8: Check for any blue tapes inside or outside the printer and take it off.
Epson ET-5170 Printer Guidelines
Follow the instructions in the user manual carefully in order to use your printer effectively & efficiently.
Step 1: Do not place it near the micro oven or near to the opened window.
Step 2: Keep it away from children.
Step 3: Avoid placing it in the sunlight and make sure it is free from dust, heat and away from water.
Step 4: Make sure that your printer is near to the power supply.
Step 5: Always choose a comfortable workplace for your printer.
Step 6: Place the printer near the wall or on a firm table.
Step 7: Do not leave your Epson EcoTank ET-5170 idle; use it often or else the ink gets dried up.
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Wi-Fi setup in epson EcoTank ET-5170
- Before connecting your printer wireless network, make sure that your router is connected to the wireless network and your computer is connected to it wirelessly.
- Unbox your epson EcoTank ET 5170 printer.
- Remove all the packing materials.
- Now, connect the power cord and switch on the printer. For further assistance, use the Start Here sheet to setup your printer physically.
- In your computer, install the printer software by inserting the CD given with the printer.
- Leave the epson EcoTank ET-5170 printer to install the ink and get ready to print.
- Otherwise, download install epson EcoTank ET 5170 printer setup software in your computer.
- Follow the onscreen instructions to install the software.
- In the select your connection window, select wireless connection.
- Select, setup printer for the first time and click on next.
- Follow the onscreen instructions and your EcoTank ET-5170 printer will automatically gets connected to your computer through wireless network.
- Press the home button in your epson EcoTank ET 5170 printer.
- Select Wi-Fi option.
Epson EcoTank ET 5170 First Setup
- Unbox your epson EcoTank ET 5170 printer.
- Take away the ink cartridges, start here sheet, user manual and the power cord out of the package.
- Remove all the stickers and plastic bags from the epson EcoTank ET-5170.
- Connect the power cord to the EcoTank ET-5170 and the other side to the electrical outlet.
- Switch on the printer, using the power button in the printer’s control panel.
- Open the front cover of the printer, situated just below the control panel.
- You could see the ink cartridge slot at the left end of the panel.
- Take away the ink cartridges out of the plastic bags.
- Insert the ink cartridges in the slots according to their colours.
- And close the front panel.
- Your epson EcoTank ET 5170 printer will start installing the ink cartridges.
- This will take sometime.