Printing Borderless Photos

Printing Borderless Photos
You can print your photos with no margins, extending the image all the way to the edges of the page. You get beautiful snapshots and enlargements, without trimming.
See Choosing Paper for Borderless Photos, then see these sections for instructions:
Choosing Paper for Borderless Photos
You can print borderless photos on these papers and sizes:  
Paper Type or Media Type setting
Ultra Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Ultra Premium Photo Paper Luster
Premium Photo Paper Glossy
Premium Photo Paper Semi-Gloss
Premium Presentation Paper Matte
Note:
Print quality may decline in the top and bottom areas of the printout, or the area may be smeared when you print on papers other than those listed above. Print a single sheet to check the quality before printing large jobs.
Load your paper as shown in Loading Paper.
Storing and Displaying Your Prints
With proper care, photographs from your Epson Stylus printer will last for many years. The special Epson Claria inks designed for your printer provide the ultimate combination of photo quality and longevity when used with Epson papers for prints that are properly displayed or stored. For best results, always use Epson papers.
As with traditional photos, Epson recommends proper care that will minimize color changes and lengthen display life:
Frame prints under glass or a protective plastic sleeve to protect them from atmospheric contaminants like humidity, smoke, and high levels of ozone.
For proper storage, keep your prints in a photo album or plastic photo storage box in acid-free, archival sleeves commonly available from most camera stores.
You can purchase genuine Epson ink and paper at Epson Supplies Central at www.epson.com/ink3 (U.S. sales) or www.epson.ca (Canadian sales). You can also purchase supplies from an Epson authorized reseller. To find the nearest one, call 800-GO-EPSON (800-463-7766).
Windows Vista
You can print your photos from an imaging application or you can use the Windows Photo Gallery in Windows Vista.
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Right-click the photo, highlight Open With, and select Windows Photo Gallery.
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Click the Print icon at the top of the screen, then select Print.
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If you’re not sure which Paper type to select, see Choosing Paper for Borderless Photos.
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Click Options in the lower right corner of the screen and select Printer Properties.
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Click the Borderless check box. Read the message and click OK.
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Click the Advanced tab.
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Click PhotoEnhance to turn on Auto Photo Correction. This feature includes advanced face detection, which corrects for the proper light exposure to faces. For example, it removes any green that might appear due to fluorescent lighting.
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Click the Page Layout tab.
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Min retains the entire image in your print, but there may be a small white edge on the borders of the print. Max expands the image to ensure that there are no unprinted edges, but the edges of the image may not appear in the print.
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Click OK.
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Windows XP
You can print your photos from an imaging application or you can use the Picture and Fax Viewer in Windows XP.
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Right-click the photo, highlight Open With, and select Windows Picture and Fax Viewer.
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Click Next. You see a Picture Selection window:
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Select the photo(s) you want to print and click Next. You see the Printing Options window:
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Select EPSON Stylus Photo R280 Series and click Printing Preferences. You see a window like this one:
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Select Photo as the Quality Option setting.
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If you’re not sure which Type to select, see Choosing Paper for Borderless Photos.
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Click the Borderless check box. Read the message and click OK.
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Select Portrait or Landscape as the orientation setting.
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Click the Page Layout tab. You see a window like this one:
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Min retains the entire image in your print, but there may be a small white edge on the borders of the print. Max expands the image to ensure that there are no unprinted edges, but the edges of the image may not appear in the print.
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Click OK.
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At the Photo Printing Wizard screen, click Next. You see a Layout Selection window:
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Select Full page photo print and click Next to begin printing.
Macintosh OS X
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Open the File menu and select Page Setup. You see a window like this one:
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Select Stylus Photo R280 in the Format for pop-up menu.
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Open the File menu and select Print. You see a window like this one:
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Select Stylus Photo R280 in the Printer pop-up menu.
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Select Print Settings from the pop-up menu.
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Note: If you’re not sure which Media Type to select, see Choosing Paper for Borderless Photos.
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Select Quality (for higher quality) or Speed (for faster printing) using the slider.
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The slider is not available for some Media Types.
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Select Expansion from the pop-up menu. You see a window like this one:
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If necessary, adjust the Expansion slider to choose Max, Min, or the in-between setting.
Min retains the entire image in your print, but there may be a small white edge on the borders of the print. Max expands the image to ensure that there are no unprinted edges, but the edges of the image may not appear in the print.
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Click Print.