Tech Tip: Reinstall Your Printer Driver After OS Updates

One powerful troubleshooting tip for ensuring the ongoing ability to print to any printer is to update the printer driver software that is running on your computer. Updating the printer driver can restore the ability to print after a major Operating System update on your computer, or at least rule out the software as the cause of any inability to print. For Epson printers on macOS, Epson suggests the procedure linked here for uninstalling, downloading the current driver software version, and reinstalling the software.

Especially after a major update of the desktop Operating System, the legacy driver software may no longer be compatible with the newly-released version of macOS. When switching from Windows 10 to Windows 11, it may also be wise to update the printer drivers by downloading the latest version and installing it.

For any Epson printer, go to the appropriate Support Printer model page and download the necessary driver for your printer. Make sure that your printer is using the appropriate Epson driver by checking the “Printers and Scanners” panel in System Preferences for the “kind” of printer that macOS thinks you have installed. Airprint may work to make prints, but it may not provide all of Epson’s best color workflow tools available from setting the “Printer Kind” to the matching Epson driver version.

Note that updating the version of the OS and printer driver can change the behavior of presets you may use with the driver software and can impact color output.

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