Epson EcoTank ET M1180 Setup 2021-09-07T04:11:34+00:00

INSTRUCTIONS FOR Epson EcoTank ET M1180 SETUP

Epson EcoTank ET M1180 is a standalone monochrome inkjet printer that is capable of producing excellent printouts at a much lower cost. The printer has a maximum monthly due cycle of 20,000 pages that is quite impressive. Epson EcoTank ET M1180 is designed in a way to support both wired and wireless connectivity options. Other mobile connectivity options include Epson iPrint (iOS and Android), Epson Remote Print, Apple AirPrint, and Mopria Print service. With all that said, let us discuss the Epson EcoTank ET M1180 setup in the upcoming sections.

Unboxing And Basic Setup

Before going to the unboxing setup, you need to be sure of the box contents.

The box contents include:

  •   A Power cord
  •   Instruction manual
  •   CD-ROM for product setup
  •   Ink bottle (Black)
  •   Epson EcoTank ET M1180
  •   Unbox the printer and its accessories.
  •   Remove all the protective materials.
  •   Connect the power cord between the Epson printer and an electric outlet.
  •   Firmly press the power button to turn on the printer.
  •   If needed, you can tweak the settings according to your choice.

LOADING OF PAPER:

  •   Open the paper cassette.
  •   Pull out the paper cassette until it comes out.
  •   Slide the paper guides all the way out of Epson EcoTank ET M1180 setup.
  •   Align the edges of the paper.
  •   Load the paper in a way that the print side is facing down.
  •   Realign the paper guides towards the loaded paper.
  •   Slide the cassette back until it stops.
Epson EcoTank ET M1180 setup

FILLING THE INK TANK:

  •   Open the ink tank cover.
  •   Open the ink tank cap.
  •   Hold the ink bottle upright.
  •   Shake it well before using it.
  •   Fill the ink tank and then close the ink tank cover.
  •   If the ink light is flashing, then press the Stop button.

Once the unboxing and initial setup are over, you need to download and install the printer drivers on your PC to enjoy all the Epson EcoTank ET M1180 setup functions.

Epson EcoTank ET M1180 Driver

The Epson printer drivers allow the end-user to print to an Epson email-enabled printer anywhere in the world from their personal computer. It is used to establish reliable communication between the printer and your PC. These printer drivers are mostly compatible with Windows and Mac computers. Here, we have provided the download and installation steps in the below sections. Do check it out.

Epson EcoTank ET M1180 Driver Download For Windows

  •   Turn on your Windows computer.
  •   Connect the PC to the Internet.
  •   Open your default web browser and land on the official printer driver page.
  •   Enter the printer’s model number and hit Search.
  •   Click on your printer’s name (Epson EcoTank ET M1180 setup) to open the driver download page.
  •   Scroll down and click on the Downloads section.
  •   Choose your PC’s Operating System from the drop-down menu.
  •   Click the Drivers option.
  •   Now you will be able to see a lot of printer drivers that are available for Windows.
  •   Click the Download button to initiate the driver download process.
  •   Once the download is over, you can carry on with the driver installation steps.
  •   To guide you with the driver installation steps, we have mentioned the steps in the below segment.

Epson EcoTank ET M1180 Driver For Mac

  •   Turn on your Mac computer and connect it to the Internet.
  •   Open any browser of your choice and go to the official Epson EcoTank ET M1180 setup page.
  •   Type the printer’s model number and hit Search.  
  •   Click on your printer’s name (Epson EcoTank ET M1180) to open the driver download page.
  •   Scroll down and click on the Downloads section.
  •   Choose your PC’s Operating System from the drop-down menu.
  •   Click the Drivers option.
  •   Now you will be able to see a lot of printer drivers that are available for Mac.
  •   Click the Download button to initiate the driver download process.

Epson EcoTank ET M1180 Driver Installation For Windows

  •   First, locate the downloaded setup file on your PC.
  •   Double-click on itto begin the installation process.
  •   It will start extracting all your files for Epson EcoTank ET M1180 setup.
  •   Click OK when done.
  •   Select the language and click OK.
  •   Go through the License Agreement carefully and click Agree.
  •   However, you can proceed further by clicking the Agree radio button.
  •   Make sure that the Epson printer is turned on and is connected to your PC via a USB cable.
  •   On successful installation, you can see a small dialog box showing Printer driver installation and port configuration were completed successfully.
  •   In the same way, you can install the scanner driver for your Epson EcoTank ET M1180 printer.
  •   Once everything is done successfully, you can see your Epson printer under the Control Panel window.

Epson EcoTank ET M1180 Manual Download

  •   Go to your default web browser and land on the Epson printer’s support page.
  •   Enter the printer model under Search By Product Name (Epson EcoTank ET M1180 setup) and click the Search button.
  •   Click the Manual and Warranty section.
  •   Click the PDF link beside the manual and download it to your computer.

Epson EcoTank ET M1180 Mobile Printing Setup

Epson printers are designed in a way to support mobile printing. There are three Epson Connect solutions:

  •   Epson Email Print
  •   Epson iPrint Mobile App
  •   Epson Remote Print

Follow the below steps to complete the mobile printing setup.

  •   Connect your Epson printer to your router’s network.
  •   Download Epson iPrint from the Google Play Store (Android) or Apple App Store (iOS).
  •   Make sure that you have connected your mobile device to the same network as that of the Epson EcoTank ET M1180 setup.
  •   Tap Printer is not selected.
  •   Tap here to select a printer.
  •   Tap your printer on the Local tab.
  •   If you are unable to see the Epson printer, then use the Search icon to search again.
  •   To manually add a printer to your current network, tap the Manual IP tab.
  •   Tap on Add to enter the IP address for the printer, and then tap on Done.
  •   Once successfully added, you can now perform all the printing operations directly from your mobile device with the help of the Epson iPrint application.

Epson EcoTank ET M1180 Scan Setup

The Epson EcoTank ET M1180 printer does not support scan functionality; you can only print with the Epson EcoTank ET M1180 setup.

Epson EcoTank ET M1180 Scan to Computer

Epson EcoTank ET M1180 is designed to perform only the print operations, so there is no support for any scanning functionality (Scan to PC, scan to network folder, etc.).

Epson EcoTank ET M1180 wireless setup

  •   You need to download the Epson printer drivers on your PC to perform the wireless setup.
  •   Perform the on-screen instructions to install the software.
  •   In the Connection Type screen, choose Wireless connection and click Next.
  •   Follow the rest of the on-screen instructions.
  •   The installer will automatically connect the printer to your network.
  •   If the installer is unable to detect your wireless settings, select Using temporary USB cable connection and click Next.
  •   Plug a compatible USB cable into the Epson EcoTank ET M1180 setup and your computer’s USB port.
  •   Select your wireless network from the list and click Next.
  •   On the next screen, enter the network password and click Next.
  •   When you see a message saying remove the USB cable, do it.
  •   Now, try to print a test print.

Epson EcoTank ET M1180 AirPrint Setup

Before going to the AirPrint setup, make sure that both your iOS device (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, and Mac) and Epson printer are connected to the same wireless network.

  •   Open the paper tray and load paper in your Epson printer.
  •   Go to your Apple device and open the document or image that you want to print.
  •   Click or tap the Share icon.
  •   Choose your Epson EcoTank ET M1180 setup printer.
  •   Select the other print options and click or tap Print. 
  •   Once you click or tap the Print button, you will receive the printed document on your Epson EcoTank ET M1180 printer.
Epson EcoTank ET M1180 Airprint Setup

Epson EcoTank ET M1180 Troubleshooting

In the below sections, we have listed two of the common issues that most of the users face with their printers (Not printing, Printer won’t connect to Wi-Fi, and Paper jam issues).

Epson EcoTank ET M1180 not Printing

Set your Epson EcoTank ET M1180 printer as a default one:

  •   Open the Control panel window.
  •   Click the Devices and Printers option.
  •   Locate your Epson EcoTank ET M1180 setup printer.
  •   Right-click on it and choose Set as the default printer from the drop-down menu.
  •   Now check whether your Epson EcoTank ET M1180 printer is able to print correctly.

Cancel All Documents:

  •   Go to the Control panel window and locate your Epson printer. Now, select these options.
  •   Printer’s name > See what’s printing > Printer > Cancel All Documents.
  •   If you find that the Cancel All Document option is gray out, then click on the Open as Administrator option.
  •   Enter the password and click Yes.
  •   Now, you will see that the Cancel All Document option is responsive.

Outdated drivers can be one of the reasons for the printing issue in Epson EcoTank ET M1180 setup:

  •   Go to the search box, type Control Panel, and hit Enter.
  •   In the Control Panel window, click Device Manager.
  •   Look for Printer or Printer Queues and expand the option.
  •   Right-click on your Epson printer, then click Update Drivers from the drop-down menu.
  •   Now click on Search automatically for updated driver software.
  •   Go through the on-screen instructions to update the drivers.
  •   Once done, restart your computer and the printer.

Epson EcoTank ET M1180 won’t connect to WiFi

If your printer struggles to connect to your wireless router or access point, try these solutions.

Check the connections:

  •   Make sure your Epson ET M1180 printer is not in sleep mode.
  •   If the Epson EcoTank ET M1180 setup is idle for a certain period, it will enter into sleep mode.
  •   Make sure that the power cord is connected directly to the electrical supply.
  •   Also, make sure that the socket is working properly, or else try a different power cord.
  •   Check whether the Internet is working fine without any issues.
  •   If your router is unable to communicate, then power reset the router.
  •   First, disconnect the power from your router.
  •   Wait for a few seconds and then reconnect again.
  •   If possible, keep the printer and router as close as possible (minimum interference).
  •   Use the 2.4 GHz Bandwidth instead of the 5 GHz Bandwidth for a better signal range.
  •   If you have replaced the router, remove the old Epson EcoTank ET M1180 setup drivers from your computer and reinstall the new one.
  •   Print a connection report to check the error codes or messages and know the real cause of the printer not connecting to the Wi-Fi network.
  •   As the last step, disconnect and reconnect the printer to the network.

Epson EcoTank ET M1180 Paper Jam

Paper Jam in the front of the printer:

  •   Unplug your machine from the AC power outlet (electrical socket).
  •   Cancel the print job, if necessary.
  •   Open the front cover.
  •   Lower the output selector.
  •   If you find any bits of paper, remove them from the front of the printer.
  •   Raise the output selector.
  •   Close the front cover.
  •   Once you have successfully removed the jammed paper, reconnect the power cord and turn on the Epson EcoTank ET M1180 setup.

Paper Jam inside the machine:

  •   Lift the printer cover.
  •   Remove any jammed paper from the inside of the machine.
  •   Close the printer cover until it clicks into place.

Paper Jam in the rear cover:

  •   Press the dedicated buttons to release the rear cover.
  •   Carefully remove the jammed paper from the inside of the printer.
  •   Remove any jammed paper from the back cover.
  •   Press the buttons and reattach the rear cover.

Restart the print spooler service on your PC:

  •   Press the Windows and R keys at the same time to open the Run box.
  •   Type Services.msc and press Enter.
  •   Click Print Spooler and click Restart the service.
  •   Now check whether your Epson EcoTank ET M1180 setup is able to perform all the printing jobs effectively.

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