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Epson XP 446

Epson XP 446 Setup Guidance

Epson XP 446 is an All-in-One wireless printer that comes with an LCD panel, a flatbed scanner, and supports mobile printing. To Epson XP 446 setup, follow the quick steps given on this page.

Basic Setup:

  1. Unpack the printer and take out the printer supplies such as power cord, software installation disc, user guide, and ink cartridges.
  2. Remove all the protective tapes and covers from the printer.
  3. Connect the printer to an electrical outlet using the power cord supplied with the printer.
  4. Raise the printer’s control panel and power on the printer.
  1. Next, install the ink cartridges without touching the copper-colored parts. 
  2. Load some plain paper into the paper input tray and adjust them with proper paper width guide adjustments.
  3. Install the printer software on your computer with the help of the software installation disc.
  4. After completing the Epson XP 446 setup, verify the printer functionality by printing a test page remotely from the computer.
  5. For mobile printing, use the Epson Print Enabler app.

Epson XP-446 Driver for Windows 7

  1. Insert the Epson software installation disc into the computer’s CD/DVD drive and open the setup file to begin the driver installation.
  2. If your computer does not support the software installation disc, download the printer driver.
  3. To do so, open the default browser and navigate to the official Epson site.
  4. Enter your Epson printer’s model number in the search panel and hit the Enter key.
  5. Click the Downloads tab and select ‘Windows 7’ from the Operating system drop-down menu.
  6. Click the Download button next to the Drivers and Utilities Combo Package Installer link.
  7. Once you complete the download, run the downloaded file.
  8. In the driver installation window, agree to the EULA and choose any one of the following options as your connection type.
  9. Wired connection
  10. Wireless connection
  11. USB connection
  12. Finish the driver installation with the help of the on-screen prompts.

Epson XP-446 Driver for Windows 10

If you wish to install the Epson XP 446 printer’s driver on your Windows 10 computer, follow these steps.

  1. Before installing the printer driver, close all the running programs.
  2. Make sure that you have disabled the firewall or antivirus software to avoid interference.
  3. Insert the software installation disc into the computer’s CD drive or open the downloaded driver file.
  4. In the driver installation window, select the software to be installed and click the Install button.
  5. If the User Account Control window pops-up, click the Yes button to allow the app to make changes to your device.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish the driver installation.

Epson XP-446 Driver for Mac

The latest Mac computers do not have any optical drivers. Therefore, download and install the Epson printer driver on your Mac. To do so, follow the below-mentioned steps.

  1. Make sure that you have logged in with administrator rights on your Mac.
  2. Connect it to the Internet and open the default browser. Then, navigate to the Epson XP 446 setup’s official site.
  3. Enter your printer’s model number in the search panel and hit the Enter key.
  4. On the next screen, click the Downloads tab and select macOS from the Operating System drop-down menu.
  5. Under Recommended For You, click the Download button to start downloading the printer driver.
  6. After completing the download, navigate to the Downloads folder and run the downloaded driver file.
  7. Follow the on-screen prompts and finish the driver installation process.
  8. After completing the driver installation, verify the connection between the printer and the Mac computer.

How to Change Ink Cartridge Epson XP-446 Printer?

Replacing the ink cartridges is necessary when your printer is entirely out of ink. If you wish to replace your Epson XP 446 setup’s ink cartridges, proceed with the below-mentioned steps.

  1. Make sure that the printer is turned on.
  2. Navigate to the printer’s control panel and press the Home button.
  3. Select the Setup option and choose the Maintenance tab.
  4. Select the Ink Cartridge Replacement option and press the OK button.
  5. Open the scanner cover and squeeze the ink cartridge tab to remove the ink cartridge you wish to replace.
  6. Avoid touching the white cable and the carriage inside the printer.
  7. Unpack the new ink cartridge and install it into the printer without touching the copper-colored parts.
  8. Make sure to shake the ink cartridge gently before unpacking.
  9. Ensure that you have removed the yellow tape before installing the ink cartridge into the printer.
  10. Verify whether you have appropriately seated the cartridge into the print head carriage.
  11. Close the printer’s top cover and press the Start button.
  12. Now, your Epson XP 466 printer’s ink cartridge has been replaced.

Epson XP-446 Wifi Setup [OR] How to Connect Epson XP-446 to Wifi?

  1. Before setting up your Epson XP 466 printer to a wireless network, identify the Wi-Fi network credentials.
  2. Place the Epson printer close to the Wi-Fi router to avoid network issues.
  3. Connect your computer to the same wireless network to which you wish to connect the printer.
  4. Run the driver installation on your computer using the software installation disc that came with the printer.
  5. Otherwise, run it using the downloaded driver file.
  6. Agree to the EULA and choose the Wireless connection option as your connection type.
  7. On the Select Setup Option screen, select the ‘Set up printer for the first time’ option and click Next.
  8. If you wish to automatically connect your Epson XP 446 setup to the wireless network, click the Yes radio button on the Wi-Fi Auto Connect screen.
  9. On the ‘Select a Wireless Network Setup Method’ screen, click the Using printer buttons radio button and select Next.
  10. Now, go to the printer’s control panel and press the Home button.
  11. Select the Wi-Fi Setup option and press the OK button.
  12. Select the Wi-Fi Setup Wizard option and wait for the printer to search the nearby wireless networks.
  13. From the search result, choose your wireless network name.
  14. Next, enter the network key and press the OK button.
  15. If you wish to print the check report, select the Yes option.
  16. Now, return to the Printer Setup screen on your computer and complete the driver installation.

How to Connect Epson XP-446 Printer to Laptop?

You can connect your laptop to the Epson XP 446 setup using one of the following methods.

  1. Wired connection
  2. Wireless connection
  3. Direct USB connection
  4. But keep in mind that you should not connect the printer to the laptop until prompted during the driver installation process.
  5. If you choose to connect your laptop wirelessly, connect it to the wireless network to which you wish to connect your printer.
  6. You can also connect your printer directly to the laptop using a standard USB cable before the driver installation process. 
  7. But it is accepted if you are installing the built-in printer driver on your laptop (Windows).

How to Connect Epson XP-446 Printer to Computer?

  1. You can connect your Epson XP 466 printer to a computer, either using a wired or wireless setup.
  2. For Macintosh, you can connect the printer directly using a USB cable with or without the printer driver on it.
  3. It is because the Mac computers can print using the AirPrint feature without installing the printer driver.
  4. If you are connecting your Epson printer to a Windows computer, run the driver installation first.
  5. Choose your connection type on the Printer Setup screen and establish the connection with the help of the on-screen prompts.

Epson XP 446 Scan Setup

How to Scan on Epson XP-446 Printer?

  1. Before scanning a document on your Epson XP 446 printer, make sure that you have installed the printer software on your computer connected to the printer.
  2. Place the original document on the scanner glass.
  3. Navigate to the printer’s control panel and press the Home button.
  4. Select the Scan button using the navigation keys and press the OK button.
  5. Select one of the following scan options:
  6. Scan to Memory Card
  7. Scan to Cloud
  8. Scan to Computer (JPEG)
  9. Scan to Computer (PDF)
  10. Scan to Computer (Email)
  11. Scan to Computer (WSD)
  12. To scan to your computer, select the connection method.
  13. After choosing the scan destination, press the Start button to scan the original document.

Guide: Epson XP 446 Scan to Computer

  1. Place your original document on the printer’s scanner glass and make sure that the printer and the computer are connected to each other.
  2. Navigate to the printer’s control panel and press the Home button.
  3. Select the Scan button using the navigation keys and press the OK button.
  4. Select any one of the following scan options:
  5. Scan to Computer (JPEG)
  6. Scan to Computer (PDF)
  7. Scan to Computer (Email)
  8. Scan to Computer (WSD)
  9. To scan to your computer, select the USB connection option if you have already connected the Epson XP 446 setup to the computer using a USB cable.
  10. Otherwise, select your computer’s name from the displayed list. 
  11. After choosing the scan destination, press the Start button to begin the scan.

Guide: Epson XP 446 Scan to Cloud

  1. Before beginning, make sure to connect your email address or cloud storage account to the Epson Connect account.
  2. Connect your Epson XP 446 printer to the computer and power it on.
  3. Next, place the original document on the scanner glass.
  4. Select the Scan option on the printer’s control panel and press the OK button.
  5. Next, select the Scan to Cloud option to save the scan copy to the designated cloud account.
  6. After selecting the necessary scan settings, press the Start button.

Guide: Epson XP 446 Scan to Phone

You can scan, print, and share the documents to print from your phone using the Epson iPrint app. The Epson iPrint app is supported on both Android and iOS devices. If you wish to scan a document to your phone from Epson XP 446 setup, follow the below-mentioned steps.

  1. Launch the downloaded app and tap the Scan tab.
  2. Make sure that you have placed the original document on the printer’s scanner glass.
  3. In the Epson iPrint window, tap the Settings icon to adjust the scan settings.
  4. Tap the Scan button to preview your scan document.
  5. Next, tap the Mail icon if you wish to email the scanned document.
  6. Otherwise, tap the Save icon to save the document to the device storage.
  7. You can upload or share the saved scan copy to any drive location or device.

Steps: Epson XP 446 Scan Software

Epson offers the Epson Scan 2 and Epson Easy Photo Scan software to scan remotely from your computer. If you wish to download the Epson scan software on your computer, follow the steps given below.

  1. On your computer, open the default browser and navigate to the Epson XP 446 setup official site.
  2. Enter ‘Epson XP 446’ in the search panel and hit the Enter key.
  3. Click the Downloads tab and select your OS from the Operating System drop-down menu.
  4. Expand Utilities and click the Download button next to Epson Scan 2 OCR Component.
  5. Alternatively, you can download the Epson Easy Photo Scan software.
  6. Once the download is complete, launch the scan software and check if you can scan a document remotely from the computer.

Steps: Epson XP 446 Scan Multiple Pages

You can scan multiple pages using the Epson Scan 2 software. It will automatically scan your documents and save them as PDF files. To scan multiple pages using the Epson Scan 2 software, follow these steps.

  1. Make sure that you have connected the printer to the computer using a standard USB cable.
  2. On your computer, launch the Epson Scan 2 software and select your Epson printer from the Scanner drop-down menu.
  3. Click the Main Settings tab and select the necessary scan settings like Document source, Document size, Image Type, and Resolution.
  4. Enable the Auto Scanning Option and select the multiple pages format as PDF or Multi-TIFF.
  5. Select the image format and click the Scan button to start scanning.
  6. Once the first page of the scan is completed, the Epson Scan 2 software will prompt you to scan the next side.
  7. Turn down the original document’s page on the scanner glass.
  8. Using these steps, scan multiple pages on your Epson XP 446 printer.

Epson XP 446 Setup Troubleshooting Guidance

If there is an issue with your Epson XP 446 printer, it is difficult to perform the desired printer operation. Read the error or alert messages on the printer display panel and try to resolve the error. Refer to the user guides and manuals to fix the problem. If you are unable to troubleshoot the printer problem, contact our technical team for more support.

Solved: Epson XP 446 Says Offline

If you are getting the ‘Printer is Offline’ message on your computer, follow these steps to bring your printer back online.

  1. Make sure that the printer is turned on.
  2. To check if your printer can print without a computer, print a nozzle check pattern.
  3. If you can print a nozzle check pattern, delete all the print jobs assigned to the printer.
  4. On your Windows computer, open the Control Panel app and select Devices and Printers.
  5. Give a right-click on your printer’s icon and select Properties.
  6. Click the Printer tab and uncheck the Use Printer Offline option.
  7. Verify the cable connection between the Epson XP 446 setup and the computer.
  8. Try printing a test document to check if the problem is fixed.
Epson Xp 446 Says Offline

Epson XP-446 Communication Error Connect Computer

The communication error occurs when the printer is unable to connect to a computer. The reasons for this error could be obsolete printer drivers and improper network connection. If you wish to resolve the communication error, follow the methods given in this section.

Method 1: Restart your Epson XP 446 printer

  1. First, disconnect the cable connection between the printer and the computer.
  2. Remove and reconnect the printer’s power cord to the electrical outlet.
  3. If you have connected the printer and the computer to the same wireless network, restart your Wi-Fi router.
  4. After verifying the cable connection, check if the error has been resolved.

Method 2: Run the printer troubleshooter

  1. Make sure that the Epson printer is turned on and connected to your Windows computer.
  2. On your computer, click the Start menu and type ‘control panel’ in the search panel.
  3. From the search result, give a double-click on Control Panel.
  4. In the Control Panel window, type ‘troubleshooter’ in the search box available at the top-right corner of the screen.
  1. Press the Enter key to launch the troubleshooter.
  2. Go to the Hardware and Sound section and select your printer.
  3. Click the Troubleshoot button to scan your Epson XP 446 setup and fix the issues automatically.

Method 3: Update the printer driver

  1. Make sure that you have connected your Windows computer and the printer to the same wireless network.
  2. Open the Device Manager window on your computer and expand Network and Adapters.
  3. Select the printer and give a right-click on it to select the Update Driver option.
  4. The computer will search for updates and install them automatically.
  5. Once the update has been installed, restart your printer and check if the problem reoccurs.
  6. If the problem persists, update the printer firmware.

Fixed: Epson XP 446 Scanner Error

The scanner error on your Epson XP 446 printer indicates a communication failure. This occurs if the scanner driver is outdated or the printer’s IP address is misconfigured. If you wish to fix the scanner error, follow the steps given below.

  1. On your Windows computer, open the Control Panel and click on Devices and Printers.
  2. Give a right-click on your printer’s icon and select Properties.
  3. From the pop-up window, copy your printer’s IP address.
  4. Next, open Epson Scan Settings and click the Delete button underneath Network Scanner Address.
  5. Click the Add button and select the Enter Address option.
  6. Paste the copied IP address in the text box and click the OK button.
  7. To check if the problem has been resolved, click the Test button in the Scanner Status section.
  8. If the Epson XP 446 setup problem persists, give a right-click on the Epson Scan icon on the desktop.
  9. Select the Properties option to open the Epson Scan Properties window.
  10. Click the Compatibility tab and select the ‘Run this program in compatibility mode for’ checkbox.
  11. Also, check the Run this program as an administrator checkbox in the Settings section.
  12. Click the OK button to close the window and check if the error is fixed.

Fixed: Epson XP 446 Paper Jam Error

  1. If your Epson XP 446 printer is displaying the ‘Paper Jam’ error on the printer’s control panel, cancel all the print jobs assigned to the printer.
  2. Locate the jammed paper and remove it gently from the printer.
  3. Press the Start button on the printer’s control panel to resume printing.
  4. If the error persists, turn off the printer and open the scanner cover to check for paper bits or torn paper.
  5. After removing them from the Epson XP 446 setup, close the scanner cover and power up the printer.
  6. To avoid the paper jam issue in the future, fan the stack of paper before loading it into the paper input tray.
Epson XP 446 Paper Jam

Solved: Epson XP 446 Paper Feed Error

  1. If your Epson XP 446 setup is displaying the ‘Paper Feed’ error, check the plain paper loaded in the paper tray.
  2. If it is not feeding properly, remove and reload it in the sheet feeder.
  3. Make sure that the paper loaded is not above the arrow mark mentioned on the edge guide.
  4. Slide the edge guide gently to touch the paper.
  5. Try loading fewer sheets and check if the paper feeding problem has been resolved.

Fix Epson Xp-446 won’t Scan to Computer

  1. If you aren’t able to scan to a computer, check the connection between the printer and the computer.
  2. Make sure that you have connected them using a standard USB cable.
  3. If you have connected them wirelessly, check the Wi-Fi connection.
  4. Ensure that you have installed the printer software correctly on your computer.
  5. Verify the scan destination and scan settings.
  6. Try scanning your document using the Epson Scan 2 software and check if you could scan.

Fix Epson XP-446 Ink Cartridge not Recognized Issue

  1. Make sure that you have removed the protective tapes while installing the ink cartridges.
  2. Ensure that you have installed the ink cartridges into the respective slots.
  3. If necessary, replace the ink cartridge in the Epson XP 446 setup.
  4. To do so, navigate to the printer’s control panel first.
  5. Next, select the Setup option and choose the Maintenance tab.
  6. Select the Ink Cartridge Replacement option and press the OK button.
  7. Open the scanner cover when the printer displays the message to replace the ink cartridges.
  8. Remove the existing ink cartridge when the print head carriage moves to the center position.
  9. Unpack the new ink cartridge and take out the protective seal without touching the copper-colored parts.
  10. Install the ink cartridge into the printer and check if the printer recognizes it.

Epson XP 446 Printer Printing Blank Pages Solution

  1. If your Epson XP 446 printer is printing blank pages, check whether you have selected the correct paper size in the settings on your printer software.
  2. Make sure that you have selected Skip Blank Page on your printer software.
  3. To check this, open the Settings app on your Windows computer and click on Devices.
  4. Select Printers & Scanners followed by Manage.
  5. Select Printing Preferences and click the Maintenance tab.
  6. Click the Extended Settings button and select the Skip Blank Page option.
  7. Click the OK button to save the selected settings.
  8. Check whether you have selected the Epson XP 446 printer as the destination printer in the printing program.
  9. To check for the clogged print head nozzle, print a nozzle check pattern.
  10. If necessary, clean the print head.
  11. This will fix the blank pages printing problems on your Epson XP-446 setup.

How to Reset Epson XP-446 Printer?

Resetting your Epson XP 446 printer will revert the printer settings to factory defaults. If you wish to factory reset your printer, proceed with the below-mentioned steps.

  1. Navigate to the printer’s control panel.
  2. Press the Home button and select the Setup option.
  3. Press the OK button and select Restore Default Settings using the navigation keys.
  4. Press the OK button and select the All Settings option.
  5. If prompted, press the OK button to reset your Epson XP 446 setup to factory defaults.
How To Reset Epson Xp 446 Printer