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Epson XP 446 Setup,Install & Troubleshooting

EPSON XP 446 SETUP

  • Unbox your new epson XP 446 Setup printer.
  • You will find your epson XP 446 printer, user guide, power cord, software installation CD and four coloured ink cartridges inside the package.
  • Remove all the packing materials such as tapes from the outside of the printer.
  • Open the scanner unit and remove the packing materials from it and other parts of the printer.
  • Connect the power cordthat came with your printer to your epson home XP 446 printer and to an electrical outlet.
  • Power on your epson expression home XP 446 printer using the power button in your printer.
  • Wait until the printer gets started for the first time.
  • Then, lift up the scanner unit and make it fix in its place.
  • Take away the ink cartridges from its packing.
  • Remove the yellow coloured tapefrom the ink cartridge.
  • Take the first ink cartridge facing the coloured side up.
  • Push the ink cartridge in the holder until it fixes in the holder.
  • Install all the ink cartridges in the holders according to the colours specified in the printer.

Epson XP 446

  • After installing all the ink cartridges, just close the scanner unit.
  • Allow your epson XP 446 printer to install ink.
  • The installation will take some time and a prompt messagedisplays in your printer’s control panel, at once installation gets completed.
  • Then, load enough number of plain white sheets in the input tray and adjust the width guides.
  • Your all new epson expression home XP 446 printer is ready to use.

Epson XP 446 Ink Cartridges Installation

Epson expression home XP 446 printer is given with four coloured ink cartridges such as cyan, magenta, yellow and black coloured cartridges. These are individual ink cartridges and so you can change the specific ink cartridge that runs out of ink. These ink cartridges are instantly dry inks and are fade-free and smudge- free. These inks are available in the online markets, which are specifically made for the epson home XP446 printer. To install the ink cartridges, follow the steps below:

  • Unbox your new epson XP 446 printer.
  • Remove all the packing materials such as tapes from the outside of the printer.
  • Connect the power cordto your epson home XP 446 printer and to an electrical outlet and power on.
  • Wait until the printer gets started for the first time.
  • Then, lift up the scanner unit and make it fix in its place.
  • Take away the ink cartridges from its packing.
  • Remove the yellow coloured tapefrom the ink cartridge.
  • Take the first ink cartridge facing the coloured side up.
  • Push the ink cartridge in the holder until it fixes in the holder.

Epson XP 446 Driver Install Windows

  • Un box your Epson XP 446 printer.
  • Remove the packing materials from the printer and power on your printer.
  • Install the ink cartridges and load enough number of plain sheets in the input tray.
  • Connect your printer to the same wireless network as your computer in which you are going to download your printer drivers.
  • In your web browser, search for Epson printer drivers.
  • Click on Epson products and drivers.
  • Select your country/ region and your product type and name correctly.
  • Select your operating system as WINDOWS and  selectthe version
  • Click on Drivers and utilities combo package install.
  • Click on download and then click save to save the information.
  • Then, click run to run the installation.
  • It will take some time to complete installation.
  • When a prompt message displays in your desktop screen asking you to allow the software to make changes in your computer, click yes.
  • Then click ok to continue.

Epson XP 446 Scan Setup

  • Unbox your new epson expression home XP – 446 printer.
  • Remove all the packing materials such as tapes from the outside of the printer.
  • Connect the power cordto your epson home XP 446 printer and to an electrical outlet and power on.
  • Wait until the printer gets started for the first time.
  • Then, lift up the scanner unit and make it fix in its place.
  • Take away the ink cartridges from its packing.
  • Remove the yellow coloured tapefrom the ink cartridge.
  • Install all the ink cartridges in the holders according to the colours specified.
  • Push the ink cartridge in the holder until it fixes in the holder.
  • Allow your epson XP 446 printer to install ink.
  • Load enough number of plain sheets in the input tray.
  • Then, place the document that you want to scan in the automatic document feeder facing the scanning side down.
  • In the printer’s control panel, click on Home
  • Select scanand click ok.
  • Select the colour or black and white option scan you want.
  • Your document is scanned.
  • If you want to scan to a computer, after selecting the scan option; click onscan to computer.
  • For this your computer and epson XP 446 scan printer must be wirelessly connected through a network connection.
  • Select your computer and also of how you want to scan the document and then click ok.
  • In your computer, click on ok to continue scanning when it asks you to scan to your computer.
  • At once scanned, go to fileand save
  • You will find this scanned document in your computer now.

Epson XP 446 Troubleshooting

  • Epson ink cartridge issues:
  1. Open the front panel of your Epson expression home XP 446 printer.
  2. Just press the ink cartridge and remove it from the holder.
  3. Reinstall them properly in the holders.
  4. Repeat it for several times.
  5. If you are using the refilled ink cartridges,then make sure that the ink cartridges are cleaned nicely.
  6. Clean the electrical contacts in the ink cartridges. And reinstall them after some time.
  • Print quality issues:
  1. The main problem that creates print quality issues is the ink cartridge issues.
  2. Reinstall the ink cartridges to get rid of it.
  3. Use the plain white sheetsto get quality prints.
  4. Use the quality papers, which are not torn or damaged at the sides.
  5. Load papers in the input tray and adjust the edge guides to its correct size.
  6. Make sure that you don’t tight the edge guides too tightly, which can cause damage to the paper and stops feeding papers.
  • Paper stuck issues:
  1. If the edge guides are tightened too much, it may be one of the reasons for the paper stuck issues.
  2. If the papers are stuck, then remove the ink cartridges from the holders and check whether any paper is stuck inside the holders. Remove them and reinstall the cartridges
  3. Also, check whether any paper is stuck in the rollers. And remove them.
  4. Remove the papers in the input tray and place them properly in the tray and adjust the edge guides to the correct size.
  5. Clean the printer rollers with the distilled water and wet pads.
  6. Also clean the print head nozzles.
  7. If it does not clear your problem, then go for servicing.

Epson XP 446 Mobile & Wi-Fi Connectivity

  • Unbox and physically setup your epson expression home XP 446 printer.
  • Connect your printer to the Wi- Fi networkof your smartphone.
  • When your printer asks for a password, give your smartphone’s Wi- Fi password to connect.
  • At once connected, go to google play store in your smartphone.
  • Download and install the Epson iprint application.
  • Once installed, tap opento open the application.
  • In the main menu option, you can locate your files.
  • Select the document or photo from the application and select the desired print settings in your application’s upper right corner settings option.
  • Select your epson XP 446 printer and click on print.

To connect your epson expression XP 446 printer to a Wi-Fi connection, follow the steps below:

  • Unbox and setup your epson expression home XP 446 printer.
  • Install ink and load enough number of papers.
  • Connect the power cord and switch on the printer. For further assistance, use the Start Here sheet to setup your printer physically.
  • In your computer, install the printer software by inserting the CD given with the printer.
  • Otherwise, download install epson expression home XP446 setup software in your computer.
  • Follow the onscreen instructions to install the software.
  • In the select your connection window, select wireless connection.
  • Select, setup printer for the first timeand click on next.
  • Click on Wi-Fi auto connect and click on next.
  • Follow the onscreen instructions and your epson home XP 446 printer will automatically gets connected to your computer through wireless network.
  • If not, then select the wireless network setup method as using printer buttons.
  • To fill in your SSID and the network password, click on show network password in your computer which is already connected to the network.
  • Then press the home button.
  • Go to Wi-Fi setup and click OK by using printer buttons.
  • In the Wi-Fi setup wizard, select your SSID by using your printer’s arrow buttons.
  • To give your password use the printer buttons  and click on OK.
  • Follow the onscreen instructions to connect your epson XP 446 printer to the wireless network.