Printing With a Macintosh


Before you start, make sure your printer is set up and its software is installed as described on the Start Here sheet.

Whenever you print, make sure you do the following:

See these sections for instructions on selecting printer settings:

Printing With Macintosh OS X

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

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


  2. Select your printer from the Format for drop-down list.
  3. Caution: When printing non-borderless print jobs using a custom page size, make sure the selected size matches the paper you loaded and is within the printable area for your printer. For example, never choose a size wider than 9 inches or longer than 44 inches.

  4. Click OK to close the Page Setup window.
  5. From the File menu, select Print. You see a window like this one:


  6. Select your printer name from the Printer drop-down list.
  7. Note: Make sure you choose the same printer that you selected in step 2.

  8. Select Print Settings from the list.
  9. Select the following Print Settings as necessary:


  10. Note: For more information about printer settings, click the Help button.

    The Quality setting on this screen gives you the best combination of quality and print speed for most prints. For the highest print quality (Photo RPM) on selected papers, click the Advanced button and see Customizing Macintosh Print Settings.

  11. 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 in the printer software
    • Summary: to view a list of all your selections
    • Save Custom Setting: (OS X 10.1.x only) to save your selections for future use. (In OS X 10.2.x, select Save As from the Presets pop-up menu.)
  12. Click Print.
  13. 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.

    In OS X 10.2.x, double-click Stylus C84 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
    • Tip: You can also cancel printing by pressing the paper button on your printer.

  15. When you're finished, close Print Center.

Printing with Macintosh OS 8.6 to 9.x

Before you begin, make sure you selected your printer in the Chooser as described on your Start Here sheet.

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


  2. Click OK to close the Page Setup window.
  3. From the File menu, select Print. You see a window like this one:


  4. Select the following settings:
    • Choose your paper from the Media Type list. See Selecting the Correct Paper Type for details.
    • Select Color to print a color document or black and white photograph. To print a black text document, click Black.
    • Choose Automatic to get good printing results for most projects.
    • Set the slider to Quality to select high-quality printing, Speed for faster printing, or an in-between setting. (The slider is not available for all paper types.)
    • 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 (Photo RPM) on selected papers, click Custom then click the Advanced button and see Customizing Macintosh Print Settings for instructions on selecting Photo RPM.

  5. You can also do the following:
    • Click to reduce/enlarge your printed image, print multi-page layouts, or add a watermark.
    • Click to control background printing and schedule print jobs.
    • Click , then click Preview to preview your printout.
    • Click to check your ink levels.
    • Tip: For more information about printer settings, click the ? button.

  6. Click Print.
  7. If you turned on background printing, you can select EPSON Monitor IV from the Application menu in the upper right corner of your screen. You see the EPSON Monitor window:


  8. Note: If you're not using background printing and you need to cancel printing, hold down the key and press the . (period) key.

    Tip: You can also cancel printing by pressing the paper button on your printer.