epson-wf-2850-setup 2020-04-23T02:23:26+00:00

Epson WF 2850 Setup

The steps given below will help you to perform Epson WF 2850 setup printer

Unboxing your Epson WF-2850 printer:

  •   First, remove all the protective materials from your printer.
  •   Next, lift the scanner unit until you see it locking into place.
  •   Take away all the protective materials from the inside of your Epson printer.
  •   Note: Please avoid touching the flat white cable.
  •   Slightly lift the scanner unit. Then, lower it. Lift your scanner unit again when it catches and lower it.
  •   Do not forget to recycle all the protective materials.
  •   Remember that you should not open the ink cartridges now. You have to wait until the ink installation. The ink cartridges will be vacuum-packed.

Turning on the printer:

  •   Take the power cable and connect one end of it to the rear part of your Epson WF 2850 setup printer. Connect the other end to a wall socket.
  •   Lift the control panel slightly and then turn on the printer.
  •   Making use of the control panel buttons, choose the following on your LCD screen:
  •   Language
  •   Country
  •   Date
  •   Time

Installing your ink cartridges:

Caution: Please keep your ink cartridges away from children.

  •   First, lift your scanner unit until you hear it lock into place.
  •   Next, shake the Black or BK ink cartridge gently.
  •   Please avoid shaking the other cartridges now.
  •   It is now time to unpack your ink cartridges. Do it now.
  •   From every ink cartridge, take off just the yellow tape.
  •   Now, insert the ink cartridges in the respective holders according to the colors. Ensure that you have inserted all the cartridges into place.
  •   After you raise the scanner unit and lower it, you will find that it catches. Raise it again and then lower it entirely.
  •   Carry out the on-screen instructions to start charging ink. It might take around 6 minutes. You can be sure that the ink charging is finished when you see the completion message on the LCD screen of your Epson WF 2850 setup printer.

You have to finish loading paper before altering the print quality. You can choose the Adjust Later option in case you wish to modify the print quality later on.

Loading paper into your printer:

  •   Be aware of the paper loading capacity and the types and sizes of paper.
  •   Once you have confirmed that the ink charging is complete, you can slide out the rear paper support.
  •   Now, slide out your printer’s edge guides entirely.
  •   At this stage, you can start loading paper. You have to load them such that the short edge comes first, and they are in the middle of the paper support. Ensure that you load paper with the printable side facing up.
  •   Move the edge guides against the loaded paper. Please do it gently.
  •   From your Epson printer control panel, choose your paper settings.
  •   Now, gently move the output tray out and then raise the paper stopper.

At this point, you can start connecting the fax line. Once you are done connecting the fax line, you can install the necessary software.

Software installation:

In case you use Mac, or if your computer does not support a CD/DVD drive, you will need an internet connection to download the printer software. You require the connection to get the printer software.

If you wish to print from a Chromebook, go to the official Epson website for instructions.

  •   Ensure that your Epson WF 2850 setup printer is not in connection to your computer.
  •   If you are using a Windows computer, you might come across the Found New Hardware screen. In case you find this screen, please click Cancel and disconnect your USB cable.
  •   For Windows, insert the printer CD into the CD/DVD drive. Otherwise, download the printer software package and run it. If you need the most recent software, go to the official Epson site.
  •   Run the printer setup program and continue with the on-screen instructions.
  •   When you find the Select Your Connection screen, choose any one of these options:
  •   Wireless connection
  •   Direct USB connection

Now, follow the remaining on-screen instructions to finish the software installation.

You have now successfully completed the hardware and software setup of your Epson WF-2850 printer.

Epson WF 2850 Driver Download

The driver in a printer converts the data to be printed into a format that the printer can understand. The Epson WF 2850 driver also does the job of sending the printable data to the printer.

To download the driver for your Epson WF-2850 printer, follow these steps:

  •   On your computer, open the default browser.
  •   Navigate to the official site of your Epson WF-2850 printer. You will find a row of tabs on the site. Click the Downloads tab.
  •   From the drop-down list provided for the Operating System field, select the desired operating system.
  •   For instance, if you choose Windows 8.1 64-bit (detected) as your OS, you will find the following list:
  •   Recommended For You
  •   Drivers
  •   Utilities
  •   Firmware
  •   Now, if you click the Plus (+) sign beside Drivers, you can see that the Driver title expands. You will also see a list of drivers supported by the OS you have chosen.
  •   Click the blue Download button opposite to each driver.

You have now successfully downloaded the driver (or drivers) for your Epson WF-2850 printer.

Epson WF 2850 Driver Download Mac

To download the driver for your Mac, carry out the instructions provided below:

  •   On your computer, open the default browser.
  •   Navigate to the official site of your Epson WF-2850 printer. You will find a row of tabs on the site. Click the Downloads tab.
  •   From the drop-down list provided for the Operating System field, select the Mac OS. For instance, if you choose macOS 10.15.x as your OS, you will find the following list:
  •   Recommended For You
  •   Drivers
  •   Utilities
  •   Firmware
  •   When you click the Plus (+) sign next to Recommended For You, the title expands. You can see the Drivers and Utilities Combo Package Installer of Epson WF 2850 setup printer.
  •   Click the blue Download button opposite to this Package Installer.
  •   Or else, expand the Epson WF 2850 Drivers title and click the blue Download button opposite to any one of the sub-divisions.

You have now downloaded the driver (or drivers) for your Mac.

Epson WF 2850 Manual Download

The manuals and user guides for your Epson WF-2850 printer contain valuable information about the installation and usage of the printer. They also include explanations on scanning, printing, and troubleshooting methods. You can download these guides and manuals and get to know your printer in detail.

To download the manual for your Epson WF-2850 printer, execute the instructions given here:

  •   On your computer, open the default browser.
  •   Navigate to the official site of your Epson WF-2850 printer. You will find a row of tabs on the site. Click the Manuals and Warranty tab.
  •   You will find a list of guides, including the User’s Guides and the Installation Guides.
  •   Now, click the blue PDF link next to any one of these guides. The guides will open up, and you can use them to know your Epson WF 2850 setup printer in detail.
Epson Wf 2850 Setup

Epson WF 2850 Wireless Setup

For the wireless setup of your Epson WF-2850 printer, carry out the following instructions:

Before you begin with the Epson Wf 2850 wireless setup, make sure that you have a wireless network set up. Your wireless network might have one or more devices (can be computers) and an internet modem that is connected to a router.Also, ensure that the router in your network is a wireless one.

  •   After you are done with the hardware setup of your Epson printer using the instructions provided in the Epson wf 2850 setup – desc & steps section, you have to install your Epson WF-2850 printer software.
  •   In case you are using a Windows computer, insert the CD (that came along with your printer) into your computer’s CD/DVD drive.
  •   But if you are using a Mac or if your computer does not have a CD/DVD drive, you need to download the printer software package from the official Epson site.
  •   Then, you have to run the software.
  •   When you find the Software Selection screen, click the Install button.
  •   Execute the on-screen instructions to install the software. This process might take some time during Epson Wf 2850 wireless setup.
  •   When you see the Epson WF 2850 Setup screen, under Select Your Connection, click the radio button beside the Wireless connection option. Then, click Next.
  •   On the next screen, under Select Setup Option, choose the Set up printer for the first time option. Again, click Next.
  •   If your installer detects the wireless settings, you will be able to see the Wi-Fi Auto Connect screen. Now, select the Yes (recommended) option and click Next.
  •   You have to continue with the remaining on-screen instructions. The installer will now connect your Epson printer to the network, and the wireless setup is completed.
  •   In case the installer cannot detect your wireless settings, you can see the Select a Wireless Network Setup Method screen.
  •   On this screen, select the Using control panel option and click Next.
  •   Now, you need the Wireless Network Name and Password for the setup. These details will display on your screen.
  •   On the Know Your Wireless Network screen for Epson Wf 2850 wireless setup, click the Show Network Password button. Note down the Wireless Network Name and Password as they are displayed.
  •   After noting down, click Next.
  •   When you see the Start Epson Wf 2850 Wireless Setup screen, press the Home button on your Epson printer control panel. By utilizing the Up and Down arrows, select the Network icon. Press the OK button.
  •   Press OK again to choose the Wi-Fi Recommended option. Press OK again to select Start Epson WF 2850 Setup.
  •   Press OK once more to choose the Epson Wf 2850 Wi-Fi setup wizard.
  •   Using the Up and Down arrow keys, select your network name and press OK.
  •   Press the OK button another time to select the password field.
  •   Now, enter the wireless password. Use the arrow buttons for highlighting a character and the OK button to select it.
  •   In case your password has upper and lower case letters, numbers, or symbols, use the appropriate keys to enter the correct password.
  •   After you have entered the password, press OK.
  •   When you come to the Enter Manually screen, use the Down arrow to choose Start Setup. Press OK. You can see the Connecting to Wireless Router screen.
  •   After a few moments, the Epson Wf 2850 Wireless Setup Complete screen will display.
  •   You have now completed connecting your Epson WF-2850 printer to the wireless network. Continue with the rest of the on-screen instructions to finish installing the software.
  •   Now, you are well-equipped to start printing wirelessly.
  •   You can also add another Windows or Mac computer to your network.
  •   But when you find the Select Setup Option screen, choose the following option:
  •   The Epson WF 2850 setup printer is already on my wireless network
  •   Carry out the remaining on-screen instructions to install the software.
  •   Now, you can repeat the process to add more computers to your network.
  •   You can begin printing wirelessly from the connected computers.

Epson WF 2850 Scanner Driver

  •   A scanner does the job of capturing an image and sending it to your computer. Here, the scanner driver comes into play. For the transmission of the image to your computer, the scanner driver is essential.
  •   In short, a scanner driver is a program that allows the scanner and the computer to communicate with each other.
  •   In addition to sending information to the scanner about the resolution and color of the image, the Epson WF 2850 driver also gives directions to the computer. These directions are about how and where to store the data.

To download the Epson WF 2850 scanner driver for your Epson WF 2850 setup printer, make use of the steps given below:

  •   On your computer, open the default web browser.
  •   Navigate to the official site of your Epson WF-2850 printer.
  •   You will see a row of tabs. Click the Downloads tab.
  •   On the next page that displays, you will see the Operating System field. From the drop-down menu for the Operating System field, select the desired OS.
  •   You will find a list of drivers, utilities, firmware, and other such packages.
  •   Expand the Drivers title by clicking on it. From the list that displays, you can see the Scanner Driver. Usually, it will be available along with the Epson Scan 2 Utility.
  •   Click the blue Download button opposite to the Scanner Driver.

Now, the Epson WF 2850 scanner driver for your Epson WF 2850 setup printer will get downloaded. After you have downloaded it, you can install the same on your computer.

To install the scanner driver, you can follow the general steps given here:

  •   Double-click the downloaded file. This action will create a disk image on your desktop.
  •   Now, open the disk image.
  •   When you see the installer icon, double-click it.

Your Epson WF 2850 scanner driver will be installed on your computer.

Epson WF 2850 Scan To Computer

Using your Epson WF-2850 printer’s control panel, you will be able to scan an original and save it to your computer (connected to the printer). Your computer has to be connected using a USB cable. You have the facility to save your scanned file as a PDF or JPEG file on the computer. Or else, you can attach the scanned file to your email in no time for Epson WF 2850 scan to computer.

By making use of the Event Manager, you can perform custom scan settings. These custom scan settings allow you to scan automatically on the Epson WF-2850 printer’s control panel.

Before performing a scan to your computer, please ensure that Epson Scan 2 and Event Manager are installed on it.

You can make use of the steps given below to scan an original to your computer:

  •   On your Epson WF 2850 setup printer, keep your original document or image for scanning. If you wish to scan a document with multiple pages, you have to place all the pages in the printer’s ADF.
  •   If needed, you can now press the Home button.
  •   Next, choose the Scan option. You will now see the Scan to screen with the following three options to proceed Epson WF 2850 scan to computer:
  •   Computer
  •   Cloud
  •   WSD
  •   Choose the Computer option since you are scanning to your computer.
  •   The Scan to Computer screen will now be displayed on your printer control panel.
  •   It is now time to select any one of the following options:
  •   Choose the Save as JPEG option to store your scanned image as a JPEG file.
  •   Select the Save as PDF option if you want to save your scanned document as a PDF file for Epson WF 2850 scan to computer.
  •   Choose the Attach to e-mail option if you need to open the default email software on your system and save the scanned file as an email attachment.
  •   Select the Follow custom setting option if you wish to save the scanned file by utilizing the custom settings. You should have previously chosen these settings using the Event Manager custom scan settings option.

Finally, to begin the scanning process on Epson WF 2850 setup printer, press the Start button.


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