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Epson Et-8700

Guide: Epson ET-8700 Setup

The Epson ET-8700 printer uses the drop-on-demand inkjet technology to perform the print, scan, copy, and fax operations. The features of this printer are Borderless printing, automatic 2-sided printing, scan to computer/email, fax to email, and fax to folder. Inside the printer package, you can find the following components along with the Epson ET-8700 setup:

  • 4 DURABrite Ultra pigment ink packs
  • Power cord
  • CD-ROM 
  • User Manual
Epson Et-8700 Setup

Quick Steps to Set Up the Epson ET-8700 Printer

  1. Take the Epson printer and the other components present inside the product box.
  2. Make sure that the above-mentioned components are present inside the box.
  3. Now, clear all the packing tapes surrounding the printer.
  4. After clearing the packing materials, connect the power cord to the printer.
  5. Raise the control panel of the printer and press the ON button.
  6. Once the printer turns ON, set the basic printer configurations as per your desire. 
  7. Now, open the ink pack tray cover of your printer.
  8. Make sure to remove the packing materials present in the ink pack tray.
  9. Press any one of the ink pack trays. Now, the tray that you pressed will be released. 
  10. Make sure to remove the protective material present in the tray. 
  11. Now, get the ink pack corresponding to the released ink tank.
  12. Shake the pack at least 10 times and unpack it.
  13. Now, gently place the ink pack in the tray.
  1. Once the pack has been placed properly, insert the tray into the printer. 
  2. Similarly, insert all the other three ink packs into the printer.
  3. After inserting all the ink packs, the next step is to load paper in the paper cassette.
  4. Take the paper cassette completely out of your printer.
  5. Adjust the paper edge guides of your printer.
  6. Place a stack of plain white paper in the cassette.
  7. Slide the adjuster correctly and place the cassette back into the printer.
  8. If you wish to use this printer for the Fax operation, then connect the printer to a telephone wall jack using a phone cord and follow the on-screen instructions. If you don’t want to configure your printer for the Fax operation, skip this step.
  9. Now, the Epson ET-8700 setup has been completed and it is ready for software installation. 
  10. On your computer, open the Epson ET-8700 printer driver and follow the instructions displayed on the screen to complete the software installation.
  11. Use the AirPrint (iOS), Epson Print Enabler (Google Play), Epson Connect, or Google Cloud Print apps to perform the print operation from your mobile device.

Epson ET-8700 Driver Download

  1. Locate and click the Driver Download button available on this screen.
  2. Now, based on your current OS type, the available Epson ET-8700 printer driver will be downloaded.
  3. Once the driver has been downloaded, open it and begin the driver installation.

Epson ET-8700 Manual Download

  1. Click the Manual Download button provided on this page.
  2. As soon as you click it, a soft copy of the Epson ET-8700 setup will be downloaded to your computer.
  3. You can also download the printer manual from the official Epson site.

Epson ET-8700 Driver Installation

  1. Open the Epson ET 8700 printer driver file on your computer.
  2. Accept the end-user license agreement.
  3. When prompted, select the software you want to install.
  4. Choose the desired connection type.
  5. Complete the driver installation process by following the on-screen instructions.
  6. Finally, print a test page.

Epson ET-8700 Wireless Setup

You can scan using the Epson ET-8700 setup’s control panel or using the scanning program. To know how to scan a document on the Epson ET-8700 printer, refer to the following step-by-step instructions.

  1. Initially, make sure that your wireless router is configured and ready for the Wi-Fi setup.
  2. Connect your computer to the wireless network.
  3. Now, open the Epson ET-8700 printer driver on your computer.
  4. On the Software Selection page, select the required printer software and click Install. Once the selected software is installed, you’ll be prompted to select the connection type.
  5. Click the radio button beside the Wireless connection option.
  6. Select the Setup printer for the first time option.
  7. On the Wi-Fi Auto Connect screen, select Yes (recommended).
  1. Choose Using control panel.
  2. When your Wi-Fi network’s credentials are displayed on the screen, make a note of the credentials.
  3. Now, navigate to your printer’s control panel and press the Home button.
  4. Select Router > Start Setup or Change Settings > Wi-Fi Setup Wizard.
  5. Choose your wireless network SSID and enter its password when prompted.
  6. Once your Epson printer is connected to the Wi-Fi network, return to the installation wizard and complete the remaining steps of the installation process.
  7. Finally, you have to print a test page from your computer.

Epson Et-8700 Ink Refill

Usually, when the ink becomes low or empty, it affects the print output. You can check the ink status of your printer from the Epson ET-8700 setup’s control panel as mentioned in the below instructions.

  1. Press the Home button.
  2. Choose the Printer icon.
  3. Now, the Printer Status screen will be displayed on your printer display.
  4. Check the ink status and purchase the replacement ink.
  5. Now, open the ink tank cover of your printer.
  6. Locate and remove the empty ink pack from the tray.
  7. Now, unpack the new one and insert it into the tray.
  8. Place the ink tray back into the printer.
  9. Close the front cover.
  10. Try a test print to check the print quality.

Epson Et-8700 Print Setup

  1. Initially, make sure that you have configured your printer physically.
  2. Install the necessary print driver on your computer.
  3. Make sure that your printer and the computer are connected to the same network. 
  4. If you’re performing the print operation from your mobile device, then make sure that you have added the correct printer in the printer’s list.
  5. After completing the Epson ET-8700 setup, try a test print.

Guide: Epson ET-8700 Borderless Printing

To perform Borderless printing on a Mac computer, make use of the below mentioned steps.

  1. On your Mac computer, open the file you want to print.
  2. Go to the print preferences window.
  3. If required, select your printer and set other preferences as per your desire.
  4. Now, select the Layout option from the pop-up menu.
  5. Choose the None option from the Border drop-down menu.
  6. Click Print.
  7. Now, your printer will start to perform borderless printing.
Epson 8700 Borderless Printing Guide

Epson Ecotank 8700 Print Quality

The Epson ET-8700 setup print quality may vary based on the paper type and border settings you have set. 

For Windows: Draft, Standard, and High are the print quality options available for the Windows OS.

  1. Draft: For plain paper.
  2. Standard: For text and Image printing.
  3. High:  For photos and graphics.

For Mac: Draft, Normal, Fine, and Best Quality are the print quality options available.

  1. Draft: To perform the print operation on plain paper.
  2. Normal: For text and Image printing.
  3. Fine: Delivers good quality and print speed for text and graphics.
  4. Best Quality: Best print quality, but slow print speed.

Based on your requirement, you can select the desired print quality.

Epson ET-8700 Airprint Setup

Using AirPrint on iOS

  1. First, connect your Epson ET-8700 setup and the iOS device to the same wireless network.
  2. Open the document you want to print on your iOS device.
  3. Tap the Share icon.
  4. Select the Print option.
  5. If required, choose your Epson printer and set other print preferences as per your needs.
  6. After setting the print preferences, tap Done.
  7. Now, your printer will start to print the selected document.

Guide: Epson ET-8700 Double Sided Printing

To print a double-sided document from a Windows computer, use the following steps.

  1. Open the document you want to print.
  2. Go to the Print Preferences screen.
  3. Navigate to the 2-sided printing section, select the Auto (Long-edge binding), Auto (Short-edge binding), Manual (Long-edge binding), or Manual (Short-edge binding) option from the drop-down menu.
  4. Click the OK button.
  5. Now, your Epson ET-8700 setup will start to print the selected document.

Epson ET-8700 Scan Setup

  1. Initially, check if you have installed the scan driver on your computer.
  2. To enable the scan operation from the printer’s control panel, make sure to restart your computer after installing the printer driver.
  3. For Scan to Computer: Connect your computer and the printer to the same wireless network. 
  4. For Scan to Email: First, configure the scan to email server settings. After configuring them, you can perform the scan to email operation.

Epson ET-8700 Scan to Computer

  1. On your Epson ET-8700 setup’s scanner glass, place the document you want to scan.
  2. Press the Home button.
  3. Choose the Scan option followed by Computer.
  4. Perform the on-screen instructions to complete the scan to computer operation.
  5. Once the document has been scanned by the printer, a copy of it will be saved on your computer.

Epson ET-8700 Scan to Email

To perform the scan to email operation, you need to configure the email server settings. To do so, follow the below instructions.

  1. Turn on your Epson ET-8700 setup and press the Home button.
  2. Select Settings > General Settings > Network Settings > Advanced > Email Server > Server Settings. 
  3. Choose the desired email server and follow the on-screen instructions to confirm the settings.
  4. Select Proceed > Close > Connection Check.
  5. Once the connection to the email server has been verified, you’re ready to perform the scan to email operation.
  6. On your printer’s scanner glass, place the document you want to scan.
  7. Press the Home button.
  8. Select Scan > Email.
  9. Choose or enter the email address in the given field and set other scan preferences as required.
  10. Finally, select the Presets option followed by Send.
  11. Now, the placed document will be scanned by your printer and a copy of it will be sent to the selected or entered email address.
Epson Et-8700 Scan to Email

Epson ET-8700 Scanner Driver

Scanner Driver and Epson Scan 2 Utility is the scanner driver recommended for the Epson ET-8700 setup. This driver file is provided along with the Drivers and Utilities Combo Package Installer file.

Epson Et-8700 Firmware Update

Using Epson Software Updater on Mac

  1. Open the Epson Software Updater tool on your Mac.
  2. Click the checkbox beside the Epson Firmware Update option followed by the Install button.
  3. Accept the end-user license agreement.
  4. Enter your Mac’s user name and password and click OK.
  5. Perform the on-screen instructions to update your Epson ET-8700 setup’s firmware.
  6. Once the firmware update process has been completed, click Finish.
Epson EcoTank 8700 Firmware Update