Epson Photo scanner is a device that delivers excellent quality scanned pictures, films, slides, and everyday documents. It has 6400 x 9600 DPI resolution, which offers sharp and vivid printouts. 

Epson V600 scanners are compatible with Windows OX S, and Linux. Therefore, it is necessary to follow the right setup process to enjoy the full advantage of a digital photo scanner. 

To ensure that Epson Perfection installs correctly on your system, you should be aware of the instructions. So, follow this article to learn more about the Epson Perfection V600 setup procedure. It will also discuss some troubleshooting tips if the installation fails. 

Setup Guidelines for Epson Perfection V600

It is very important to set up the scanner properly. Otherwise, Epson V600 can exhibit certain errors from time to time. So, you need to follow this section carefully, where we will mention the setup process in detail. We will also provide the solution if your Epson scanner fails to install. 

First of all, you need to unpack the box and take out the scanner device carefully. Remove the protective tapes before you proceed with the installation process. 

Install Epson Perfection Software 

After unpacking the device, do not connect the USB cable to the scanner right now. Follow the process in order to set up the Epson Perfection V600.

Visit the official website of Epson and enter your scanner’s model number in the search box. Locate the driver compatible with your Operating System and install the software with the “.exe” extension. 

For Windows – 

Connect Epson scanner to Windows and run the setup.exe if prompted. Open the setup wizard and follow the on-screen instructions to install Epson Perfection. 

For OS X – 

After connecting your V600 Epson to Mac, double-click on the scanner icon. Then, follow the on-screen instructions and complete the setup process. 

Turn On Scanner and Perform these Steps 

If your computer does not have the CD/DVD drive, download and install the software by following the instruction given above. Now, turn on the scanner after completing the setup procedure. 

Scan a Photo –

For checking if the scanner is working properly, scan a test photo. To scan a photo, you need to click on “Scan”. Wait for the scanning to finish and view your photo in “Pictures” or “My Pictures” section. 

Scan Film –

Keep the shiny side facing down and insert the negatives into the film holder. Press the “Start” button and follow the necessary steps to scan a photo. 

Scan Slides – 

The procedure to place slides on the scanner is similar to that of films. So, follow the direction mentioned above. After that, hit the Start button and follow further guidelines to scan a photo. 

Restore Colour – 

By using the backlight features and color restoration, you can optimize your scan. Hence, click on “Customize” and select “Colour Restoration”. Once you click this feature and hit “Scan”, it will restore transformed images that are faded, old, or badly exposed. 

Scan and Share photos-

After you are done following the above-discussed processes, you can now easily scan and share your photos. With just one click, you can scan and upload your pictures to Facebook and other sites at the same time.  This is how you can carry out the Epson Perfection V600 setup. 

Apply these Steps if Epson Perfection V600 Setup Fails

At times, your V600 Epson may print poor quality pictures or the scanning feature does not work properly. This can occur if the setup or installation was incomplete or corrupted. Various other issues can also cause failure in the installation process. But, you can follow these steps to fix the issue. 

Step 1: Use Epson Utility

You need to open the Epson Utility by opening the dialog box of Print or Page Setup. Here, you need to click the “Utility” icon to open it. Now, check if the printer’s paper tray has enough pages stored in it.  Also, you need to check if the print heads need to be cleaned. 

Step 2: Inspect Printer Nozzle

If you haven’t checked the nozzle yet, follow these steps to check it.

Click “Nozzle Check” in the Epson Utility window. You will get the on-screen instructions for performing the nozzle check. 

Now, try to generate a nozzle check pattern printout and compare it with a sample of good nozzle check. If the printed pattern is okay, there is no need to clean the print heads. But, if you see the printed paper has missing lines or missing colors, there is an issue with the printer nozzle. 

Next, click the “Clean” tab and wait for the Power light to stop flashing. Then, click “Finish”.  However, if you are not given the “Clean” option after the nozzle pattern has been printed, click “Head Cleaning” in the Utility window. 

Step 3: Launch Print Head Alignment Utility

After you are done doing the first cleaning cycle, it will automatically launch the Utility window. Now, follow the on-screen instructions to start the print head cleaning process. 

Select the “Confirmation” tab or hit the “Nozzle Check” from the menu that appears. Click “Print” and this will accelerate the effectiveness of the head cleaning. When the printer prints another nozzle check pattern, verify if the pages you just printed are good. 

If your pages are faint or there are gaps in the pattern, you need to click “Clean” and “Finish” when the procedure is over. In case, the print shows broken texts, run the Print Head Alignment utility. Now, if the pattern completes with no gaps, click “Finish”. Otherwise, select “Clean” if there are gaps or faint print. 

If you still find issues in the printing, perform a head clean process again. Once the second round is completed, turn off the Epson Perfection. Again, turn it on after some time and perform a nozzle check. Compare the print with a good sample of nozzle check. If you see the pattern is complete, select “Finish”. 

If there are gaps, again you need to run the head clean procedure. But. remember that, only 6 head cleans is allowed for resolving one scanner issue, not more than that. 

Besides, if you are facing any setup issues or a sudden breakdown of the Epson Perfection photo scanner, check the driver versions. If you find the drivers are outdated, update them immediately. 

Summing Up

We have provided a short setup process for your Epson Perfection V600 scanner and hope this has already helped you. If you have any queries regarding the Epson Perfection V600 setup, contact us in the box below. We will try to reach you as soon as possible after receiving your requirements and contact details. 

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