Selecting Basic Print Settings - Windows

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. If necessary, select your product name as the printer you want to use.
    Note: You may also need to select Preferences, Properties, Print Settings, or Printer Properties to view your print settings.
    You see the Main tab of your printer settings window:

  4. Select the Media Type setting that matches the paper you loaded.
  5. If you are using non-Epson paper or media and you need to fine-tune its performance, click the Paper Config button and adjust paper configuration options as necessary.
  6. When using plain paper, select an Ink option:
    • To print using the previous print job's setting, select Last-Used.
    • Select the Photo Black Ink or Matte Black Ink setting according to the media type you are using.
    Note: To avoid changing black ink more often than necessary, you can set the default black ink type to the one you usually use. See the link at the end of these steps.
  7. Select a Color option:
    • To print a color document or photo, select the Color setting.
    • To print text and graphics in black or shades of gray, select the Advanced B&W Photo or Grayscale setting.
    Note: The Grayscale setting is only available when plain paper is selected as the Media Type.
  8. For the Print Quality setting, select Speed, Quality, or Max Quality (available with certain media types only), or select Quality Options and choose the quality option that matches the print quality you want to use.
  9. Select the desired color management option as the Mode setting.
  10. Select the Source setting that matches the paper feeding method you are using.
  11. Select the size of the paper you loaded as the Size setting.
    Note: You can also select the User-Defined setting to create a custom paper size.
  12. If you want to print a photo without borders, select Borderless.
    Note: You must select a compatible borderless paper type and size to print without borders. Check the borderless paper compatibility list for details.
  13. To see a preview of how your document or photo will print, select Print Preview. (The preview appears after you click Print but before printing starts.)
  14. To layout multiple print jobs for printing all at once, select Layout Manager.
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