Selecting Basic Print Settings - OS X

Select the basic settings for the photo or document you want to print.
  1. Open a photo or document for printing.
  2. Select the print command in your application.
    Note: You may need to select a print icon on your screen, the Print option in the File menu, or another command. See your application's help utility for details.
  3. Select your product as the Printer setting.


  4. If necessary, click the arrow next to the Printer setting or the Show Details button to expand the print window. You see the expanded printer settings window for your product:


    Note: The print window may look different, depending on the version of OS X and the application you are using.
  5. Select the Copies and Pages settings as necessary.
    Note: If you do not see these settings in the print window, check for them in your application before printing.
  6. Select the size of the paper you loaded as the Paper Size setting.
    • To print a borderless photo, select the Borderless checkbox or a paper size with a Borderless option. You can also create a custom paper size, but the highest available Quality setting is limited to Normal.
    • To print on roll paper, select a roll paper size or one with a Borderless option.
      Note: For roll paper, make sure the maximum width of your photo is set to 17 inches to fit in the width of your roll paper (set the margins to 0 in your application software).
    • To print on paper loaded in the manual feed tray, select a paper size with a Front Fine Art option.
    Note: You can reduce or enlarge the size of the printed image by selecting Paper Handling from the pop-up menu and selecting a scaling option.
    Note: If you do not see these settings in the print window, check for them in your application before printing. They may be accessible by selecting Page Setup from the File menu.
  7. Choose portrait or landscape as the Orientation setting.
  8. Select any application-specific settings that appear on the screen, such as those shown in the image above for the Preview application.
  9. Select Printer Settings from the pop-up menu.


    Note: In certain programs, you may need to select Advanced before you can select Print Settings. For more information about print settings, click the ? button.
    You see these settings:


  10. Select the type of paper you loaded as the Media Type setting.
    Note: The setting may not exactly match the name of your paper. Check the media type settings list for details.
    Note: The ink type may change depending on the size and type of paper you select. To avoid changing black ink more often than necessary, set the printer to the type of black ink you usually use.
  11. Select one of the following as the Print Mode setting:
    • Select AccuPhoto HD for any type of photographic printing.
    • Select Advanced B&W Photo to print black-and-white photos on certain types of photo paper. See the list of Advanced B&W Photo options for details. If your paper type does not support this option, print black-and- white photos using the AccuPhoto HD setting.
    • Select Black/Grayscale when using plain paper.
  12. Click Color Mode and select Manual Settings.
  13. Select one of the following as the Color Mode setting:
    • EPSON Standard (sRGB): Increases the contrast in images. Click the Advanced Color Settings tab to use advanced color controls.
    • Adobe RGB: Matches image colors to the Adobe RGB color standard. Use this setting if your source file was captured in Adobe RGB. Click the Advanced Color Settings tab to use advanced color controls.
    • Off (No Color Adjustment): Turns off color management in your printer software so you can manage color using only your application software.
    Note: If desired, you can instead use ColorSync to manage colors. In most cases, you get better results by applying color management in your application, rather than in the printer driver.
  14. Select the Output Resolution setting you want to use.
  15. Select any of the available print options.
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