EPSON EXPRESSION ET 4550 SETUP

Epson ET-4550 is a versatile all-in-one printer that can print, scan, copy, and fax. It offers a wide range of connectivity options; you can print from your computer, Android phone, iPhone, and tablets using USB, Wi-Fi, and Wi-Fi Direct connections. Continue to read the following sections to know the setup of the Epson Expression ET-4550 printer.

Epson ET 4550 Unboxing setup

Epson Expression ET 4550 Setup
  • Unpack the product box and take out the components you have received.
  • Your package contains the Epson ET-4550 printer, ink bottles, a power cord, CD-ROM, and a user manual.
  • Unwrap the protective coverings and the packing tapes from the printer and its components. Make sure not to unpack the ink bottles until you are ready to install them.
  • Open the ink tank unit’s cover on your printer, unpack the black Initial ink bottle, pour the ink into the tank, and close it. Do the same for all the other three ink bottles, and make sure to pour the ink according to the color indication above the tank. Now, close the ink tank unit’s cover.
  • Take out the power cord given along with your printer and connect it between your printer and an electrical socket. Turn on the printer and select the basic preferences like language, the country you are residing in, date, and time.
  • Press one of the Start buttons on your printer to start the ink charging process. It will take 20 minutes for ink charging, and when the Power light stops flashing, you can conclude that the ink charging is over.
  • Ensure not to turn off the printer, lift the scanner unit, or load paper during the ink charging. If you do so, you will waste ink.
  • Pull out the paper cassette, slide the paper guides towards the edges, and slide the front guide according to the paper you are using.
  • Take a stack of paper, fan, and align the sheets neatly. Load them into the paper cassette with the print side facing down, adjust the paper guides against the paper, and insert the paper cassette entirely into the printer.
  • Finally, extend the output tray and select the paper settings on the printer control panel.
  • If you would like to enable the fax function now, connect the phone cord between the telephone wall jacket and the LINE port of the printer. If you would like to set up the fax settings now, press the up arrow on your printer control panel, enter the required information, and set up the printer for faxing. But, if you prefer to set up the settings later, press the down arrow on the printer control panel.
  • Take out the CD-ROM given along with your printer and insert it into your computer's CD drive. Open the folder, run the setup file, and install the driver on your computer by following the on-screen instructions.
  • If your computer doesn't have a CD drive, download the appropriate driver recommended for your printer, and install it on your computer.
  • Connect your printer to the same network to which your computer is connected and add your printer to your computer's devices and printers. Now, open the driver and start printing.

EPSON ET 4550 DRIVER DOWNLOAD

The procedure for downloading the drive is actually very simple. To download the driver, you can simply select the Driver Download button from this page. Or else, download the driver from the manufacturer’s website.

Epson ET 4550 Driver

  • On your computer, visit the official support page of Epson from your default browser. In the search area, type Epson ET-4550, press Enter, and select your printer from the search results.
  • On the product support page, click on the Downloads link, and you will be taken to the driver download page.
  • On the driver download page, your OS will be automatically detected. You can also change the OS manually. Click on the drop-down next to Operating System and select your preferred OS along with its version. Now, a list of Drivers, Utilities, Firmware, and Mobile apps recommended for your OS will be displayed. Select the appropriate driver and click on the Download button next to it.
  • Now, the driver will start to download in the background. When the download is over, you’ll be able to access it in the saved destination on your computer.
  • Open the folder, run the setup file, and install the driver by following the on-screen instructions.

Epson ET 4550 Manual

  • In your browser, go to Epson's official support page. In the search area, type Epson ET-4550 and click the Search button.
  • Select your printer from the Support Product Search Results, and you will be taken to the product support page.
  • On the Epson ET-4550 product support page, select the Manuals and Warranty tab. Now, a list of manuals will be displayed on the Manuals page. Select the manual you require and click on the PDF button next to it. It will take you to the PDF version of the chosen manual in a new tab. Click the Download button and select the destination to save the manual on your computer.

Epson ET 4550 Wireless Setup

You can connect your Epson ET-4550 printer to a wireless network using Wi-Fi Setup Wizard, Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS), or Wi-Fi Direct. Make sure to connect your printer to the same network to which your computer is connected.

Wi-Fi Setup Wizard

  • For connecting your printer to Wi-Fi using the Wi-Fi Setup Wizard, use the up and down arrow buttons on your printer control panel and select the Wi-Fi Setup option. Press OK.
  • Now, select Wi-Fi Setup Wizard and press OK. From the list of networks, choose your network name and press OK.
  • If you don't see your network, you can add it manually. Tap on the Other Networks option and press OK. Enter your router's network name and password in the appropriate fields.
  • Once the connection is successful, the Wi-Fi icon will be displayed on the LCD screen.

Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

  • You can connect your Epson printer to your wireless network using the WPS connection.
  • Using the up and the down arrow buttons on your printer control panel, select the Wi-Fi Setup option and press OK. Now, select the Push Button Setup (WPS) option and press the OK button.
  • On your router, press the WPS button, and it will take around 2 minutes for the connection to be established.

As mentioned earlier, you can also make use of the Wi-Fi Direct method to perform the Epson ET-4550 wireless setup.

Epson ET 4550 Double-Sided Printing

  • On your Epson ET-4550 printer, you can print your documents on both sides. Select a document for double-sided printing.
  • Now, move to the Main tab of printing preferences and select one of the 2-Sided printing options.
  • Then select your preferred option for duplex printing. You can choose Auto or Manual. If you choose Auto, the printer automatically flips the paper, and if you select Manual, you need to flip the paper manually.
  • Select the Settings button, choose your preferred options for duplex printing, and press the OK button. Now, your printer starts to print on both sides.

Epson ET 4550 Scan to Email

You cannot scan to Email with the Epson ET-4550 printer.

Epson ET 4550 Scan to Computer

  • Before you start, install the printer driver on your computer. You can download it from the official site of Epson.
  • Load the originals on your printer.
  • Using the up and the down arrows on your printer control panel, select Scan and press the OK button.
  • Select the scan option as Computer and press the OK button.
  • Now, select the mode of connection between your printer and computer. If you have connected your printer and the computer using a USB cable, on your printer control panel, select USB connection. If you have connected your printer and the computer to a network, choose your computer name from the list. Then, press the OK button.
  • Now, press Start to start the scanning process, and once the scanning is completed, you can view the scanned file on your computer.

Epson ET 4550 Troubleshooting

  • If your Epson ET-4550 printer is not printing anything, try out the troubleshooting methods given below.
  • Make sure that your Epson ET-4550 printer is turned on and all the cables are connected correctly.
  • If you have connected your printer and computer using a USB cable, check whether the USB cable and the USB port on your computer are working fine.
  • Power-cycle your printer. Turn off your printer, unplug the power cord from the electrical socket, and leave it undisturbed for around 30 seconds. Then, plug the power cord between the printer and the power source, and turn on your printer.
  • On your Windows computer, go to Devices and Printers, right-click on your Epson printer and make sure that the checkboxes next to Use Printer Offline and Pause Printing are not selected. Also, keep your Epson ET-4550 printer as the default printer and check whether you can print now.

  • By utilizing the up and down arrows on your printer control panel, select the Setup option and press the OK button.
  • Next, choose Restore Default Settings and press the OK button. A list of options like Network Settings, Fax Settings, and Clear all Data and Settings will be displayed.
  • If you want to restore the default network settings alone, select Network Settings. If you're going to restore all the fax settings, choose Fax Settings. If you prefer to restore all the default settings, select Clear all Data and Settings.
  • Select your preferred option using the up and down arrows and then press the OK button.

  • If you encounter a communication error, you need to check the connection between your printer and computer and also check the software installed on your computer.
  • When you scan a file with high resolution, you may face a communication error; try scanning again with a lower resolution.
  • Make sure that you have connected your computer and printer to the same network. Restart your computer and power cycle your printer. Check whether these steps can fix the issue.
  • Check whether the printer software is installed correctly. Uninstall the driver and reinstall it on your computer. This task should help fix the communication error.

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