Printing With Macintosh OS X

Here's how to print a basic document, such as a newsletter or school project, if your Macintosh is running OS X. Make sure you have paper in the printer, as described in Loading Paper. After you create your document, follow these steps to print it.

Note: 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 to print your document.

  1. From the File menu, select Page Setup. You see a screen like this:

  2. Select your printer from the Format for menu.
  3. Select your paper size (click on the arrow to scroll through the Paper Size list).
  4. 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.
  5. Select Print from the File menu. You see a screen like this:

  6. Select Print Settings from the pull-down menu. You see a group of settings like this:

  7. Select the following settings:
    • Load the right paper for your document in the printer. If you loaded special paper, choose the correct paper type in the Media Type list. If you're not sure which setting to choose, see Selecting the Correct Paper Type.
    • Set the Ink option to Color to print a color document. To print a black text document, click Black.
    • Set the Mode option to Automatic. It's the easiest way to get good printing results for most projects.
    • Set the slider to Quality or Speed to select high-quality printing, faster printing, or an in-between setting (if available). The slider may not be available for some paper types.
  8. To select a specific print quality setting, click Advanced Settings and choose a setting from the Print Quality menu:
    • Economy or Economy Plus: For printing drafts on plain paper. Saves ink. (Economy Plus is only available if you select Black as the ink color.)
    • Normal: For everyday printing needs.
    • Fine: When you want a higher resolution for printing text or text and graphics.
    • Photo: For printing photographs.
    • Photo RPM: When you want the highest resolution for your photographs and you don't mind the longer print time.
  9. 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 or adjust the color controls or gamma setting.
    • Summary: To view a list of all your selections.
    • Save Custom Setting: To save your selections for future use (not available with Mac OS X 10.2.x.).
  10. When you're ready to print, click Print. The  Print Center icon appears in the dock on the bottom of your desktop.
  11. Click the  Print Center icon. On OS X 10.2.x, double-click Stylus C44. You see a screen like this:

  12. To monitor the progress of your print job, do one of the following:
    • Click the print job, then click Delete to delete it
    • 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 to reorder the jobs (not available with Mac OS X 10.2.x).
    • Caution: When you're finished using your printer, make sure you press the  power button to turn it off. Never use a power strip or external switch to turn off the printer.

Printing With the Minimize Margins Feature

Follow the steps in the sections below to used the Minimize Margins feature if you need to print within 0.12 inch (3 mm) of the bottom of the page.

Adding the Minimize Margins Feature to Print Center

  1. Open Print Center. You see the Printer List.
  2. If your printer is shown in the list, go to step 2.

    If your printer isn't listed, make sure it is turned on and connected to the Macintosh. Then go to step 2.

  3. Click the printer name.

  4. Click the Add or Add Printer button. You see another window listing your printer.
  5. Click the printer name again. The Page Setup pull-down menu at the bottom of the screen becomes active.

  6. Open the Page Setup pull-down menu and select All.
  7. Click the Add button. You see the Printer List again with the Minimize Margins feature available.

  8. Close Print Center.

Using the Minimize Margins Feature

  1. Open an application and create your print job.
  2. When you're ready to print, select Page Setup from the File menu.
  3. Open the Format for pull-down menu and select Stylus C44 (Standard - Minimize Margins).

  4. Select any other necessary page setup features, then click OK.
  5. Select Print from the File menu.
  6. Open the Printer pull-down menu and select Stylus C44 (Standard - Minimize Margins) again. Always check to make sure you selected the same setting you chose in the Page Setup window.

  7. Select any other necessary print features, then click Print.