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INSTRUCTIONS FOR EPSON WORKFORCE PRO C878R SETUP

The Epson Workforce Pro C878R setup isn’t challenging. You need to attach all the physical products supplied along with your printer. Don’t know how to set up this Epson printer? Refer to this page for easy steps to do the same.

Epson Workforce Pro C878r Setup


UNBOXING AND BASIC SETUP

Unboxing:

  •   Initially, you need to unpack the printer package. Open the packaging box and then check all the components present inside the box.
  •   Take out the packaging materials one by one, along with the Epson Workforce Pro C878R printer.
  •   Remove all the protective materials from the inside and outside of your printer. Ensure that the printer is ready for the next step.

Turning on the printer:

Initially, connect one end of the supplied power cord to the back of your printer and the other end to a wall socket. Turn on the printer and proceed to install the ink supply units. Before you begin installing the ink supplies, select your language, date, and time.

Installing of ink supply units

  •   At first, locate the ink pack tray cover. Unlock and open the tray.
  •   Next, pull out the tray.
  •   Take out the ink supply package and remove all the protective materials from it.
  •   Put the ink pack into the ink pack tray cover. Ensure that it fits properly.
  •   Now, you need to insert the tray cover into the printer. The ink charging process starts now. Wait for 10-15 minutes until the process gets completed.

It is time to load the paper.

Paper loading

  •   To begin with, pull out the paper cassette.
  •   Adjust the edge guides.
  •   Insert the paper. Do not exceed the paper limit.
  •   By keeping the paper cassette flat, insert it into the printer.
  •   On the Epson printer control panel, set the paper settings according to your preference.

You’ve now completed the hardware setup procedure. Proceed to the software installation process.

Software installation

Since the printer is supplied with the setup CD-ROM, insert it into your computer’s CD/DVD drive. After inserting it, locate and double-click the CD icon on your computer. It begins the installation.

When prompted, you need to select the connection type of your choice. The available connection methods are:

  •    Wireless
  •    Wired
  •    USB

After choosing the connection method, continue to follow the on-screen instructions to complete the setup.

EPSON WORKFORCE PRO C878R DRIVER

You’ve attached all the physical products to your printer. Now, you need to connect the printer and computer. What should you do now? You need to install the printer driver on your computer to build communication between the printer and computer. From where can you download it? It is simple. Just click the Driver Download button on this page or navigate to the official Epson website and download the appropriate printer driver.

EPSON WORKFORCE PRO C878R DRIVER FOR WINDOWS

Downloading the Epson Workforce Pro C878R printer driver for your Windows computer is very simple. Have a look at this section for any clarifications.

  •   Launch the default web browser.
  •   Navigate to the official Epson website.
  •   Enter the Epson product name in the search bar and then click Search. It directs you to the Downloads page.
  •   Select the required OS, which is Windows, and then click GO.
  •   Click Download next to your preferred printer driver.

EPSON WORKFORCE PRO C878R DRIVER FOR MAC

You’ve now decided to download the printer driver for Mac. But, don’t know how to do it? No worries. Refer to this section for simple guidelines.

  •   Using the default web browser, go to the official Epson website.
  •   Enter the product name in the search bar and then click Search.
  •   It directs you to the Downloads page. Choose the required OS, which is Mac, and then click GO.
  •   Click Download next to the printer driver of your choice.

EPSON WORKFORCE PRO C878R MANUAL DOWNLOAD

Since every printer manufacturer provides you with an online user manual, it is for every user to check it out for any clarifications. Refer to this section to download the manual.

  •   Using the default web browser, go to the official Epson website.
  •   Enter the Epson printer name in the search field and then click Search.
  •   On the Downloads page, select the Manuals and Warranty tab.
  •   Click Download next to the User Manual for your printer.

EPSON WORKFORCE PRO C878R SCAN SETUP

The Epson Workforce Pro C878R printer comes with a color flatbed scanner and monochrome CIS sensor. The scan setup is easy. Make sure that you follow the steps below to complete the scan setup.

  •    Using the Epson printer control panel, it is easy to do the scan setup. Initially, you need to place your originals on the printer for scanning. Ensure that the printer is ready for scanning.
  •    Press the Scan option and then choose the preferred option to save the document.
  •    Make the changes if necessary, such as file format, or any additional scan settings.
  •    Cross-check the settings that you’ve made. Tap the required scanning option to begin the scanning process.

EPSON WORKFORCE PRO C878R SCAN TO COMPUTER

The Epson Workforce Pro C878R printer scans the document without any disturbance. Make sure that you follow the steps below to scan all your documents to your computer.

Scanning documents using the Scan to computer feature

  •    Initially, place the documents on the printer. If you wish to scan multiple pages, place all your documents in the ADF.
  •    On the Epson printer control panel, press the Home button if necessary.
  •    Select the Scan option and then continue to select Computer.
  •    On the Scan to computer screen, you need to choose Select Computer.
  •    Continue to choose the Scan to PDF option.
  •    Finally, click Save and then continue to perform the on-screen instructions if necessary.

That’s it. You’ve now finished scanning the documents to your computer.

EPSON WORKFORCE PRO C878R MOBILE PRINTING SETUP

The Mobile printing setup is done very easily. You need to make sure that you register the printer with the Epson Connect services. Here’s how to do it.

  •    Initially, press the Home button if necessary.
  •    Select the Settings option and then select General Settings.
  •    Continue to select Web Service Settings and then choose Epson Connect Services.
  •    Press the blue Register button.
  •    Now, continue to perform the on-screen instructions to finish activating the Epson Connect Services.
  •    It’s time to download the Epson iPrint application for your mobile. You need to download it from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
  •    Later, connect the mobile to the same wireless network that your Epson Workforce Pro C878R printer is connected to.
  •    Launch the Epson iPrint application and select your Epson printer.

That’s it. Start to print or scan with your mobile.

EPSON WORKFORCE PRO C878R WIRELESS SETUP

Since the printer supports wireless connectivity, it is easy to establish a wireless connection for your Epson Workforce Pro C878R printer. Don’t know how to connect your printer wirelessly? Refer to this post for easy steps.

Epson Workforce Pro C878r Wireless Setup

Connecting the Epson Workforce Pro C878R printer wirelessly

The easiest way to establish wireless communication is by using the WPS method. Before you begin, ensure that you’ve completed the router setup procedure and the printer is ready for the wireless connection.

Using the WPS method:

  •    On the Epson printer control panel, press the Home button.
  •    Select the Wireless icon and then you need to choose the Router option.
  •    Select the Push Button Setup option. Continue to perform the on-screen instructions to complete the WPS setup. When the connection is successful, you’ll see the wireless signal strength on the printer control panel.

That’s it. You are done with the wireless setup.

Using the Wireless Network Settings on the printer control panel, a wireless connection can be established. Check this section for easy steps.

Using Wireless Network Settings:

  •    At first, press the home button if necessary.
  •    Select the Wireless icon and then choose Router.
  •    Navigate to Start Setup and then select the Wi-Fi Setup Wizard option.
  •    Enter the password and network name manually and return to the Home screen.
  •    You’ll see a wireless icon on display. You’re done with the wireless setup procedure.

EPSON WORKFORCE PRO C878R AIRPRINT SETUP

Use AirPrint technology to print from your iPhone or iPad. The Epson Workforce Pro C878R printer is AirPrint enabled. So, the AirPrint setup is done easily. Check this section to perform the AirPrint setup. The beauty of the AirPrint setup is that without the need for installing a driver or software, you’ll be able to print wirelessly from your iPhone or iPad.

  •   Initially, connect your iPhone to the wireless network to which your printer is connected.
  •    Launch the app that you want to print from, such as Gallery or E-mail.
  •    Tap the Share icon and scroll down to tap Print.
  •    Tap Select Printer and choose your Epson printer.
  •    Now, select the number of copies and then tap Print.

You’re done with the AirPrint setup.

EPSON WORKFORCE PRO C878R TROUBLESHOOT

You’ve bought the Epson Workforce Pro C878R printer at an affordable price. You expect the best performance from it. Sometimes, it doesn’t meet your needs. It troubles you with some of the common errors, such as paper jam, or the printer does not print properly. These errors can be resolved by implementing the solutions mentioned on this page.

Epson Workforce Pro C878r Troubleshoot

EPSON WORKFORCE PRO C878R NOT PRINTING

  •    Expecting the best print quality from your Epson Workforce Pro C878R is something you wish. But, the printer might disappoint you. It does not print properly. Don’t worry. Just follow the solutions mentioned below.
  •    Initially, check whether the supplied power cable is connected at both ends. Disconnect the power cable and reconnect it, if required.
  •    Now, make sure that the printer is actually printing.

By canceling stalled print jobs, you’ll be able to resolve the problem. Here’s how to do it.

Canceling the print jobs:

  •    On your Windows computer, go to Control Panel.
  •    Select Hardware and Sounds and then choose Devices and Printers.
  •    In that section, locate and right-click the printer icon.
  •    Select See what’s printing.
  •    Click the Printer menu and then select Cancel All Documents.
  •    The print jobs are deleted now. It mostly fixes the problem.
  •    Ensure that the printer isn’t offline. If it is in offline status, then your printer does not print properly. So, disable the Use Printer Offline option.
  •    Here’s how to disable it.

Disabling Use Printer Offline

  •    On your Windows computer, go to Control Panel.
  •    Select the Hardware and Sounds option. Navigate to Devices and Printers.
  •    In that section, locate and right-click the printer icon.
  •    Select See what’s printing and then click the Printer menu.
  •    Now, check whether the Use Printer Offline option is not selected. If it is selected, deselect it.

That’s it. Start to resume the printing work. Your problem should be fixed now.

EPSON WORKFORCE PRO C878R WON’T CONNECT TO WIFI

Is your printer not connecting to your wireless network? No worries. It can be resolved properly by following the solutions mentioned below.
Initially, check whether your printer is actually connected to your wireless network through WPS.
Redo the wireless connection setup. You need to print a network connection report to evaluate the result. Don’t know how to print a network connection report? Here’s how to check.

Printing a Network Connection Report

  •   Initially, press the Home button if necessary.
  •   Select the Settings option and then choose General Settings.
  •   Navigate to Network Settings and then choose Connection check.
  •   The Connection Check Result screen appears. On that screen, you need to select Print Check Report.
  •   Finally, select Print. The printer prints a list of error codes. Ensure that you evaluate those errors and then check the network connection report. It fixes the problem.

Additionally, you need to check whether the correct printer driver is downloaded on your computer. If the correct printer driver isn’t downloaded, you cannot print the document. So, reinstall the printer driver and make sure that the printer is printing properly.

EPSON WORKFORCE PRO C878R PAPER JAM

The most obvious problem from the Epson Workforce Pro C878R printer is the paper jam issue. It can be resolved very quickly. Just make sure that you follow the solutions mentioned below.

  •    Initially, check whether the paper settings are accurate using the printer control panel. If the settings aren’t correct, you’ll end up with the paper jam issue.
  •    Pull out the paper cassette from the printer.
  •    Check if there are any jammed papers inside it.
  •    Remove those jammed papers. Ensure that the printer is free of jammed papers.
  •    Put the paper cassette back into the printer.
  •    Do the following after clearing the paper jam errors.
  •    On the printer control panel, select Settings and then Maintenance.
  •    Select the Remove Paper option.

To know more about how to resolve the Paper Jam error on your Epson Workforce Pro C878r setup, contact us.


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