Fix: Epson Printer Showing Offline Windows 10

Your Epson printer could appear offline due to some issues. Moreover, when it appears offline, it will not be able to communicate with your computer. First, check whether your network device is working and your printer is turned on.
If your Epson printer is still offline on your Windows 10 computer, this article is just for you.

  1. Ensure that your Epson printer is turned on.
  2. Resolve the errors you see on the printer display.
  3. See if the printer is getting the proper power source it needs. The issue could also be due to power failure or low voltage. Wait for a couple of minutes and see if it works again.
  1. Resolve paper jam issues.
  2. If you are using a wired connection (USB), you need to check if the USB cable is connected securely between your printer and the computer.

If the basic troubleshooting methods do not help in resolving the issue, follow the methods to bring an offline Epson printer online.

Method 1: Set the Epson printer as the default

  1. Open the Control Panel window.
  2. Click the Devices and Printers option.
  3. Select the Epson printer that appears to be offline.
  4. Do a right-click and select the Set as default printer option.

Restart your Epson printer and you won’t find it offline anymore.

Method 2: Delete print jobs

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Click the Devices and Printers option.
  3. Right-click on your Epson printer and choose the See what’s printing option.
  4. Go to the Printer tab.
  5. Select the Cancel All Documents option.

Method 3: Disable Use Printer Offline

  1. Open the Control Panel window.
  2. Select the Devices and Printers option.
  3. You will see a list of printers.
  4. Do a right-click on your Epson printer.
  1. Select See what’s printing.
  2. Click the Printer tab.
  3. In case you see a checkmark next to the option Use Printer Offline, click to uncheck.

Method 4: Restart Print Spooler Service

  1. Open the Run command (Windows key + R).
  2. Type services.msc in the Run command field and press the Enter button.
  3. The Windows Services window will now open.
  1. Locate the Print Spooler service.
  2. Right-click on the Print Spooler option and select Restart.