are not the place to go to set up a printer.
You need to be in the Applications/Utilities folder and looking for an app called Printer Setup Utility.
Launch it and see if there are any printers listed. If there are, great.
If not, click the + button at the top and wait until the system has finished searching for additional drivers. Your printer, if it is connected, switched on and has the required green "ready" light, should appear in the list.
If it doesn't, go over to the Epson site and download the current drivers for your printer. Load them and repeat the above. It might also be handy if you still had the instructions that came with the printer. This is not essential though.
Let us know how you get on
As mentioned, a poltergeist unplugged the ethernet cable from my DSL modem and my Epson printer just disappeared from the system -- and now I can't get it back online. My system has been upgraded to OS 10.4.8. It's been so long since I set up the computer that I don't know what to do first -- when I go to System Preference and open Print & Fax, I get two empty windows with "No printer is selected" in the second window. Below, there's a line with "Selected Printer in Print Dialog: and the pull-down shows "Last Printer Used" (no other options). If I click on the "+" symbol, all I get is an eternal spinning of the cursor as it turns into a multi-colored umbrella. What am I doing wrong? I'd appreciate ANY help!!! Thanks!!!