Printing With Macintosh OS X

If you're using an OS X compatible printing application, follow the steps below to print a document. (If you're using an application that's compatible only with Macintosh Classic mode, follow the steps in Printing With Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x instead.)

Before you begin, make sure you added your printer to Print Center as described on the Start Here sheet.

  1. From the File menu, select Page Setup.
  2. Select the following Page Setup settings as necessary:

  3. If you want to print a borderless photo, follow the instructions in Printing BorderFree Photos (Macintosh OS X).

  4. When you're finished, click OK.
  5. Select Print from the File menu. You see a screen like this:

  6. Make sure to select the same option in the Printer pull-down menu as you selected in the Page Setup window. For example, if you selected Stylus CX5400 (Sheet Feeder - Borderless), be sure to choose that exact setting in the Print window too.

  7. Select Print Settings from the pull-down menu.
  8. Select the following Print Settings as necessary:

  9. Note: The Quality setting on this screen gives you the best combination of quality and print speed for most prints. For the highest print quality on selected papers, click the Advanced button and see Customizing Print Settings (Mac OS X). For more information about printer settings, click Help.

  10. You can also choose other print settings by selecting these options in the pull-down menu:
    • Copies & Pages, to select the number of copies or a page range
    • Layout, to select page layout options
    • Output Options, to save your print job as a PDF file
    • Color Management, to select ColorSync, adjust the color controls, change the gamma setting, or turn off color adjustments by the printer software
    • Summary, to view a list of all your selections
  11. Click Print.
  12. To monitor the progress of your print job, click the  Print Center icon when it appears in the dock on the bottom of your desktop.
  13. Double-click your printer in the Printer List window. You see a screen like this:

  14. Monitor the progress of your print job or do one of the following:
    • Click the print job, then click Delete to delete the job
    • Click the print job, then click Hold to pause printing
    • Click a print job marked "Hold" and click Resume to resume printing
    • If multiple print jobs are listed, click a print job, then click the Priority arrow as necessary to reorder the jobs
  15. When you're finished, close Print Center.

Customizing Print Settings (Mac OS X)

You can use advanced settings for color matching, printing at a higher resolution, or selecting a variety of special effects and layouts.

  1. Open the Print Settings window and click Advanced.
  2. Select these advanced settings as necessary:

  3. Note: For the highest print quality, select Photo RPM. Please note that printing will take longer in this mode.

    For more information on advanced settings, or instructions on saving them as a group so you can reuse them later, click Help.

  4. Click Print.

Printing BorderFree Photos (Macintosh OS X)

You can print your photos with no margins, extending the image all the way to the edges of the page. Although BorderFree printing is a bit slower (especially near the edges), you get beautiful snapshots or enlargements, without trimming.

BorderFree printing supports the following paper types and sizes:

EPSON paper name
Menu setting
Type or Media Type setting
Photo Paper or Glossy Photo Paper
4 6
Photo Paper
Glossy Photo Paper
Matte Paper Heavyweight
8 10
Matte Paper HW
Matte Paper - Heavyweight
DURABrite Ink Glossy Photo Paper
4 6
DB Photo Paper
DURABrite Ink Glossy Photo Paper

Note: For instructions on loading special paper, see Special Papers.

You can print BorderFree photos using the menus and buttons on the Stylus CX or your printer software.

To use the menus and buttons, follow the instructions in Copying Without the Computer and select Border Free as the Copy Mode setting, as described in Changing Copy Settings.

To use your printer software, follow these steps:

  1. Start your printing application and open your photo file.
  2. Click File > Page Setup.
  3. Select Stylus CX5400 (Sheet Feeder - Borderless) from the Format for pull-down menu.

  4. Select your paper size as the Paper Size setting.
  5. If necessary, select your page orientation:  for documents that are longer than they are wide, or  or  for documents that are wider than they are long.
  6. Click OK.
  7. Click File > Print.
  8. Select Print Settings from the pull-down menu.
  9. Select Stylus CX5400 (Sheet Feeder - BorderFree) from the Printer pull-down menu. Always check to make sure you selected the same setting you chose in the Page Setup window.

  10. Select your paper type as the Media Type setting.
  11. Click Print.