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Printing with Windows

Making Settings on the Paper Menu

Use the settings on the Paper menu to change the paper size, set the number of copies and other copy parameters, specify the paper orientation, and adjust the printable area.

The settings which are available vary depending upon whether the sheet feeder, roll paper or manual feed slot is selected as the Paper Source setting.

When you select Sheet Feeder and Manual Feed Slot as the Paper Source setting, the printer software will appear as shown below.

When you select Roll Paper as the Paper Source setting, the printer software will appear as shown here.

You can make the following settings on the Paper menu:

Paper Source

Select the paper source that you want to use from the selections below.

Sheet Feeder:
Select this option when you're printing on paper loaded in the sheet feeder.

Roll Paper:
Select this option when you're printing on roll paper.

Manual Feed Slot:
Select this option when you're printing on paper loaded in manual feed slot.

Borderless

Check this box when you want to print with no margins.

Sheet Feeder:
Select this to leave no margins on all four sides of the paper. This option is available only when printing with paper that is in the Paper size list.

Roll Paper:
Select this to leave no margins on all four sides of the roll paper. This option is available only when printing with paper that is on the Paper size list.

EPSON recommends the following media when using this feature: Enhanced Matte Paper.

Note:
Use of other media may result in smearing because the media may rub against the print head.

If your application has margin settings, make sure they are set to zero before printing.

When using this feature with Roll Paper and Banner Mode is selected as the Roll Paper Option setting, you need to use your image-editing software to make the image 4 mm wider than the roll paper.

Printing with this feature selected takes longer than for normal printing.

Because this feature enlarges the image to a size slightly larger than the paper size when Sheet Feeder is selected as the Paper Source setting, the portion of the image that extends beyond the edges of the paper will not be printed.

Print quality may decline in the top and bottom areas of the printout, or the area may be smeared when printing on media other than listed above. We recommend printing a single sheet to check quality before printing large jobs.

Auto Cut

If the cutter is attached, you can select the types of cutting.

Manual Cut:
No cutting with the cutter is done.

Paper-Saving Cut:
The paper is cut at the boundary between images (the boundary between pages). However, the cutting position may shift slightly.

Normal Cut:
If you have selected Paper-Saving Cut and are unhappy with the gap of the cutting position, select Normal Cut. In this mode, the space between images is extended and the paper is cut twice inside this space. By cutting twice, an 18 mm slip of paper is left. Normal Cut is selectable only when printing with Borderless selected.

Note:
Use the cutter after you attach it and adjust the cutting position. Refer to the Cutting position adjustment with Automatic Roll Paper Cutter for more details about the cutting position adjustment.

Auto Cut is selectable after the cutter is attached and Roll Paper is selected as the Paper Source setting.

Paper Size

Select the paper size that you want to use. You can also add a custom paper size.

Copies

Select the number of copies that you want to print. You can select Collate to print one set at a time or Reverse Order to print your documents in reverse order, starting with the last page.

Orientation

Select Portrait (tall) or Landscape (wide) to change the orientation of your printout. To print closer to the bottom of the page, select the Rotate by 180° check box.

Printable Area

Use this option in the Printable Area Box to adjust the total area available for printing when Sheet Feeder and Manual Feed Slot is selected as the Paper Source setting. Standard and Maximum are only available when Sheet Feeder is selected. This feature is not available when Borderless or Roll Paper is selected.

To center the printout, select Centered. To increase the printable area at the bottom edge from 14 mm to 3 mm, select Maximum.

Note:
The print quality may decline at the edges of the printout when Maximum is selected as the Printable Area setting. Before printing large jobs using this setting, print a single sheet to confirm quality.
When Maximum is selected, make sure that the paper loaded in the sheet feeder is not curled.

Roll Paper Option

The Roll Paper Option settings are only available when Roll Paper is selected as the Paper Source setting. These features are not available when Sheet Feeder is selected.

The available settings are described below.

Banner Mode:
Select this mode when you want to print multi-page data as continuous data on the roll paper, rather than as individual pages. When this check box is selected, the Save roll paper check box is enabled.

Cut Sheet Mode:
Select this mode when you want to print multi-page data as individual pages, rather than as continuous data. When this check box is selected, the Print page frame check box is enabled.

Save roll paper:
Select this check box when you want to save roll paper. When this check box is selected, the blank portion of the last page of your document is not fed through the printer. This feature is only available when Manual Cut and Banner Mode are selected, and not available when cutting with the cutter.

Print page frame:
Select this check box to print a line on the roll paper between pages in a multi-page document to indicate where the paper should be cut. This feature is useful when it is unclear where the page breaks should be or where the paper should be cut after the last page has been printed. This feature is only available when Manual Cut and Cut Sheet Mode are selected, and not available when cutting with the cutter.


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