Last week I thought my printer died when it produced a document that was gray and unreadable. At first I thought this wasn’t an issue. I’d activate the maintenance software and simply to a check. Imagine my disappointment when I clicked the icon and a message of “this software isn’t supported by the OS” (I’m paraphrasing as I forgot the exact words). It’s one of the many things I was gonna have to add to my long expense list to get to. This one really hurt me. My printer is an old one, but it still works, full of ink (BTW ink costs never seem to go down, do they?)
Walking away from this machine turned out to be a good thing. As I got onto other things , it dawned on me, “why not see if the company has an upgrade.” Of course I checked, and the site referred me to the Apple website. Then the Apple site said to check for upgrades, which is how I got in trouble in the first place by upgrading my software. Needless to say there are no current upgrades. Was ready to give up and start saving for a printer and scanner.
Then I thought to check the system preferences. It appears instead of accessing the Epson software directly, I now have to go into the pref and make commands from the printer/scanner feature. There I managed to not only clean the heads for the ink, but make sure the alignment was correct, and suddenly I can read the stuff I tried to print. Not bad, if something sort of a chase, and a tease. This little adventure reminds me to go off and think of more solutions to problems.
I guess this means my printer crisis was not a crisis at all.
Happy creative endeavors.