Windows XP and 1270 problem

Started Nov 8, 2001 | Discussions thread
Erik Bailey Regular Member • Posts: 147
Re: Windows XP and 1270 problem

I was a beta-tester for XP, and have been using my 1270 with it for over six months. I have not used the Epson XP driver, but I have been using the Windows 2000 driver with considerable success (it works the same as it did when I was running Windows 2000 before XP).

Do NOT use the Microsoft driver that Windows XP installs by default. The image quality is lousy, you can't monitor ink, and you can't use custom profiles. I did, incidentally, file a bug on this, but MS closed it as "functions as designed". Install an Epson driver and use that instead (you won't be able to get rid of the MS driver, since if you delete it it will just come back).

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JohnE wrote:
Ditto on Tony's comments.

I did a clean install (along side Win98SE) and after that the
output from the 1270 was awful. Obviously I lost the Monaco
monitor/scanner calibrations and I have to go back thrugh that
again. Other than that, I love XP. Its unbelievably stable
compared to Win98SE (which crashed frequently.) XP = No Crashes in
over a week.

Best Regards,

Tony Springer wrote:

Sorry to hear you problems with XP and the 1270. I have loaded XP
and then installed my 1270 drivers, everything works great! I did
a clean install of XP, did not upgrade but everything is the same
on my machine as it was on Win ME as far a print quality. I did
have to reclaibrate monitor and reset all my applications to


Barry wrote:

Can anybody help? I have installed windows XP and I cannot get my
1270 to print properly. The color is bad, despite using the same
profile that I did with 98 which gave me great prints. Neither can
I find a way to " preview " with the XP diver as I did with 98. I
have downloaded the XP 1270 drivers from Epson. If I canot get it
to work I shall have to return to Windows 98 and all the crashes!


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