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Epson WF 3520 Setup

The steps given below will help you for Epson Wf 3520 setup.

Epson WF 3520 Setup

Unboxing your printer:

Note: Please avoid opening the ink cartridge packages until ink installation. The ink cartridges are usually packed with vacuum for maintaining reliability.

  •   First, remove all the protective materials from your Epson WF-3520 printer.
  •   Next, recycle all the discarded protective materials.

Turning on your printer:

  •   Connect one end of the power cable to the back of your Epson Wf 3520 setup printer. Then, plug its other end into the electrical socket.
  •   Please avoid connecting the power cable to your computer at this stage.
  •   Now, press the Power button on your printer.

Choosing the settings:

  •   If you wish to choose English as your language, press OK. But, if you want to change it to some other language, press the Up and Down arrow keys to select the desired language. Then, press OK.
  •   Choose your country/region and then press OK.
  •   Choose the Summer option in case the Daylight Saving Time is in effect. If not, choose the Winter option and press OK.
  •   Now, choose the date format. Press OK.
  •   For entering the date, press the number keys. Press OK.
  •   Choose the 12h (AM/PM) option or the 24h option and then press OK.
  •   For entering the time, press the number keys once again. Next, choose AM or PM.
  •   Finally, press OK.

Note: Using your printer control panel, you can modify the time and date settings.

Installation of the ink cartridges:

  •   On your Epson printer, lift the scanner unit.
  •   Now, open its cartridge cover.
  •   After gently shaking the ink cartridges 4 to 5 times, unpack them.
  •   Take out the yellow tape from all the cartridges.
  •   Note: Please avoid taking out the other seals because the cartridges might leak.
  •   It is now time to install the cartridges.
  •   Insert each cartridge into its holder. You have to match every cartridge with that of the respective holder. You have to press down every cartridge until it clicks into place.
  •   You can now close the cartridge cover. Press the cover down till you see it click into place.
  •   Now, lower the scanner unit.
  •   The ink priming process will start now. It will take around 6 minutes to complete.

Note: Please avoid turning off the Epson Wf 3520 setup printer when the priming process is taking place. If you do, you will be wasting ink.

Loading paper:

  •   First, from your Epson printer, pull out the paper cassette.
  •   Next, squeeze the edge guides and then slide them out.
  •   Insert paper such that the printable side is facing down.
  •   Ensure that you load the paper against your edge guide. Also, make sure that the paper does not stick out from the cassette’s end.
  •   Slowly slide your edge guides against the paper. Confirm that the paper is under the tabs located on the edge guides.
  •   Now, insert your paper cassette into the printer slowly and gently.
  •   Now, you have to extend your output tray. Then, raise the stopper carefully.
  •   After loading the paper into your Epson printer, you can connect the fax line. Then continue with the software installation.
  •   You have now finished the setup of your Epson WF 3520 printer.

Epson WF 3520 Driver Download

To download the driver for your Epson WF-3520 printer, follow these steps:

  •   On your computer, open the default web browser.
  •   Navigate to the official support site of your Epson Wf 3520 setup printer.
  •   On the page that displays, you will find a row of tabs.
  •   Click the Downloads tab.
  •   From the drop-down menu next to the Operating System field, select the desired operating system.
  •   For instance, if you choose Windows 8.1 64-bit (detected), you will see the following list:
  •   Recommended For You +
  •   Drivers +
  •   Utilities +
  •   Firmware +
  •   Mobile Apps +
  •   Admin Tools +
  •   When you expand the Drivers heading, you can see a list of scanner drivers, printer drivers, and utilities.
  •   The recommended printer driver package contains all the necessary drivers and utilities for your printer.
  •   You will also see a blue Download button opposite to each of the drivers.
  •   Now, click the blue Download button. Your Epson Wf 3520 driver will now get downloaded.

Epson WF 3520 Driver Mac

To download the driver for your Epson WF-3520 printer on Mac, follow these steps:

  •   On your Mac computer, open the default web browser.
  •   Navigate to the official site of your Epson WF-3520 printer.
  •   On the page that displays, you will find a row of tabs.
  •   Click the Downloads tab.
  •   From the drop-down menu next to the Operating System field, select macOS 10.15.x.
  •   You will see the following titles:
  •   Drivers +
  •   Utilities +
  •   Firmware +
  •   Admin Tools +
  •   When you expand the Epson Wf 3520 Drivers title, you will notice the following list of items:
  •   Printer Driver v10.33 +
  •   ICA Scanner Driver v5.8.7 for Image Capture +
  •   Remote Print Driver v10.33 +
  •   You can see a blue Download button opposite to each of the above titles.
  •   Click the blue Download button to download the driver for your Mac.
  •   You have now successfully downloaded the driver for your Mac for Epson Wf 3520 setup.

Epson WF 3520 Manual Download

  •   On your computer, open the default web browser.
  •   Navigate to the official site of your Epson WF-3520 printer.
  •   On the page that displays, you will find a row of tabs.
  •   Click the Epson Wf 3520 Manuals and Warranty tab.
  •   You will notice the following list of guides:
  •   Start Here-Installation Guide
  •   Start Here (Guide in Spanish)
  •   User’s Guide
  •   The list will include other such guides.
  •   You will see a blue HTML or PDF link opposite to each of the above guides.
  •   Now, click the HTML or PDF link to download the corresponding guide or manual.
  •   You can now read through the Epson Wf 3520 manual and make use of the Epson Wf 3520 setup printer instructions and descriptions in it.

You have now successfully downloaded the manual for your Epson WF-3520 printer.

Epson WF 3520 Setup

How To Setup Epson WF 3520 Wireless

For the wireless setup of your Epson WF-3520 printer, carry out the instructions given below:

  •   If you already have a wireless network set up, please write down the network name (also called SSID) and the network password.
  •   Your network can have one or more computers. Or, it can contain an internet modem that is connected to a router.
  •   Prior to starting a connection, make sure that your router is wireless.
  •   You will see (later on) how to add your Epson printer to the network by connecting it to your wireless router.
  •   Follow the steps given under epson wf 3520 setup to complete the physical (hardware) setup of your printer.
  •   When you come to the Epson Wf 3520 driver software installation part, insert the CD that has come along with your printer into the CD/DVD drive of your computer. On your computer screen, click the Install button.
  •   On proceeding with how to setup Epson Wf 3520 wireless steps, Continue with the on-screen instructions to finish installing the printer software on your computer. The installation process might take several minutes. Please wait patiently.
  •   When you see the Printer Setup screen, choose your method of connection.
  •   Choose the Wireless connection option and click the Next button.
  •   Under the Select Epson Wf 3520 Setup Option heading, choose the Set up printer for the first time option. Then, click the Next button.
  •   On the next screen that displays, select the Using printer buttons option. Click Next.
  •   When you get to the Start Wireless Setup window, turn your attention to the Epson Wf 3520 setup printer control panel. Press the Home button.
  •   After choosing the Left arrow, select the Wi-Fi Setup option. Then, press OK and proceed with how to setup Epson Wf 3520 wireless.
  •   Now, choose the Wi-Fi Setup Wizard and press OK.
  •   You will now choose your wireless network. Then, you will enter its password.
  •   Make use of the Up and Down arrow buttons to select your wireless network’s name. Then, press OK.
  •   Next, using the arrow and other buttons, enter your network password.
  •   When you have finished entering your password, choose the Done button and press OK.
  •   You have now connected your Epson WF-3520 to the wireless network.
  •   Continue with the remaining on-screen instructions (on your computer) to finish the wireless setup of your printer.
  •   You can add more computers to your wireless network by repeating this how to setup Epson Wf 3520 wireless procedure

Epson Wf 3520 Wireless Scan

To implement the task of wireless scanning, you have to connect your Epson printer to your computer wirelessly.

Once connected, you need to use the Epson Scan software for scanning.

For wireless scanning using Epson Scan, make use of the following instructions:

  •   First, on your computer (that is connected to your printer), navigate to the EPSON Scan Settings.
  •   Select EPSON Scan Settings.
  •   In the EPSON Scan Settings window, from the drop-down for the Select Scanner field, choose your printer along with its model number.
  •   Under Connection, you can see two options with radio buttons next to them:
  •   Local
  •   Network
  •   Since you are using a network connection, click the radio button provided next to Network for Epson Wf 3520 wireless scan.
  •   Now, click the Add button.
  •   The Add window will now display on your screen of Epson Wf 3520 setup printer.
  •   In the Add window, under the heading, Search for addresses, you will find the IP address. Select the IP address and click the OK button.
  •   You will now be back in the EPSON Scan Settings window.
  •   In this window, click the Test button. You can view the EPSON Scan dialog box with the following message during Epson Wf 3520 wireless scan:
  •   Testing. Please wait.
  •   Once the testing gets over, you can click the OK button.
  •   Again, in the EPSON Scan Settings window, click the OK button.
  •   Once you finish the scan settings, load the original document on your network printer and open the Epson Scan application on your computer.
  •   Select the Scan Mode, Image Type, and Destination.
  •   Finally on Epson Wf 3520 wireless scan, preview the document to be scanned and click the Scan button.

Epson WF 3520 Envelope Printing

You can make use of plain paper envelopes of the following size:No.10 (4.1 x 9.5 inches).

In case your Epson printer contains two paper cassettes, you will be able to load No.10 size envelopes only in cassette 1.

To load envelopes in the cassette, make use of the steps given below for Epson Wf 3520 envelope printing:

If required, close the paper stopper and the output tray on your printer.

  •   Now, pull the paper cassette out of the Epson Wf 3520 setup printer.
  •   Next, gently slide the edge guides outwards.
  •   It is now time to load your envelopes. Load them such that the printable side is facing down and the flap edge is on the right-hand side.
  •   Now, slide the edge guides slowly against your envelopes. Please avoid doing it tightly.
  •   Ensure that you are loading the envelopes against the edge guide. Also, make sure that the envelopes do not stick out from the cassette end.
  •   Please avoid loading too many envelopes into the cassette. Otherwise, you will face paper-feeding issues.
  •   Now, insert the paper cassette gently back into your printer for Epson Wf 3520 envelope printing.
  •   You can now extend the output tray. Then, you can open your paper stopper.

The following are some general tips that you can use while loading envelopes:

  •   Load one envelope at a time.
  •   Before you load an envelope, press it flat.
  •   Avoid loading an envelope that is folded or curled.
  •   Note: It is also possible to load envelopes in the rear feed slot of your Epson printer.
  •   For Epson Wf 3520 envelope printing, you need to choose Envelope as your paper type option.
  •   To print envelopes on Epson Wf 3520 setup printer, you have to select Landscape as the orientation of your document in the Print window.

Epson WF 3520 Airprint Setup

By utilizing Apple’s AirPrint, you can print documents from any place using your iPad, iPod, or iPhone.Since Epson WF-3520 is AirPrint compatible, you just have to follow some simple steps for your Epson Wf 3520 AirPrint setup. The steps are as follows:

  •   First, connect your Epson printer to your Wi-Fi network. You can do this on your printer itself.
  •   On your printer, select your Wi-Fi network. Then, tap OK. Then, enter its password.
  •   Hit Done. The rest of the actions will be taken care of by your printer.
  •   You can be sure that your Epson Wf 3520 setup printer has been connected to the network by looking at the indicator light on it.
  •   Now, you need to connect your iOS device to the same Wi-Fi network (to which you have connected your printer).
  •   We will take an iPad, for example.
  •   On the iPad, go to Settings. Under Settings, select the Wi-Fi option.
  •   Under the Wi-Fi Networks heading, choose your network for Epson Wf 3520 Airprint setup.
  •   To make sure that everything works, go to the Notes section on your iPad.
  •   Choose any one of your Notes.
  •   Now, select the Action button on your iPad.
  •   Choose the Print option.
  •   You will be able to see that your iPad has recognized your Epson printer.
  •   In case your iPad has not identified the printer, tap the Printer field. From the list that appears, select your device for Epson Wf 3520 airprint setup.
  •   Now, hit the Print option.
  •   Your iPad and printer will now get connected.
  •   Your printer will start printing the Notes that you have selected on your iPad.
  •   You have now successfully finished your AirPrint setup.

Epson Printer WF 3520 Troubleshooting

Diagnosing problems will become easy when you pay attention to the messages on your printer’s LCD screen. The how-to instructions on the screen will make your job easier. You can get help when you are facing issues with your printer. To do that, follow these steps:

  •   Press the Home button.
  •   Next, press the Right or Left arrow button.
  •   Choose the Help option.
  •   In case you find that the screen is dark, press it. The printer will now wake up from its sleep mode.

Usually, running a product check will help you decide if your Epson printer is functioning correctly.

The common types of Epson printer Wf 3520 troubleshooting problems/issues that you will face while using your Epson WF 3520 setup printer are as follows:

  •   Setup problems
  •   Network problems
  •   Copying problems
  •   Paper problems
  •   Issues while printing from a computer
  •   Page layout and content issues
  •   Print quality issues
  •   Scanning problems
  •   Scanned image quality issues
  •   Faxing problems
  •   Memory Card issues

Let us now look into one Print Quality problem in detail:

White or dark lines in your printouts are also called banding.

If you find white or dark lines in your printout, follow these Epson printer Wf 3520 troubleshooting tips before you start reprinting:

  •   First, run a nozzle check. See if there is clogging in any of your print head nozzles.
  •   If you find that any of the print head nozzles are clogged, clean it.
  •   Ensure that the paper type setting is matching the paper type.
  •   Ensure that you have loaded the printable side of your paper correctly on Epson Wf 3520 setup printer.
  •   In the Epson Wf 3520 driver software, turn off the high-speed settings (if you have any).
  •   Align your print head properly.

If you find that you have to replace the ink cartridges, please do it now.

We will look into one image quality problem in detail:

  •   If you find that your scanned image is distorted or blurry, make use of these tips:
  •   Ensure that the original is not wrinkled.
  •   Avoid moving your printer or the original when the scanning process is taking place.
  •   Your Epson printer might not function properly if it is slanted at an angle. Try placing your printer on a stable, flat surface. Make sure that the surface extends beyond the base of the printer in every direction.
  •   If necessary, try to adjust the following Epson Scan settings.
  •   Choose the Unsharp Mask setting.
  •   Next, alter the Auto Exposure setting.
  •   Finally, increase the Resolution setting.

We will now look into a memory card problem:

In case you are unable to transfer your photos to or from your memory card, follow these Epson printer Wf 3520 troubleshooting steps:

  •   First, ensure that your memory card is compatible with your Epson printer.
  •   Next, check if your Epson printer is connected securely and correctly to your computer.
  •   In case you are trying to transfer photos to your memory card, confirm that its write-protect tab has been set to permit writing to the card.
  •   Finally, check whether the file-sharing setting on your Epson Wf 3520 setup printer has been set correctly.

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