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Printing with Mac OS X

Print Dialog Settings

Printer
Presets
Copies & Pages
Layout
Output Options
Print Settings
Printer Color Management
Paper Configuration
Roll Paper Option
Expansion
Summary
Saving your settings in the Print dialog
Using your saved settings in the Print dialog
Preview

You can make the appropriate Printer and Presets settings use for printing.

 

Note:
Many of the options available for printing are standard features of Mac OS X. See your Mac Help for details.

Printer

Select Stylus Pro 4800.

Note:
Always match the Format for setting in the Page Setup dialog with the Printer setting in the Print dialog; otherwise, data may not be printed correctly.


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Presets

You can select Standard or Save As.

Standard

Prints with the current settings.

Save as

Prints with the custom saved settings.


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Copies & Pages

You can make the appropriate Copies, Collated, Pages settings that you want to use for printing.

Copies

To make the Copies setting, enter the number of copies that you want to print in the Copies text box.

Collated

To make print order setting, select Collated to print one complete document set at a time when printing multiple copies.

Pages

To make the Pages setting, select either All or From and to. If you select From and to, enter the first page of the appropriate range of pages in the From text box and the last page in the to text box.


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Layout

You can make the appropriate Pages per Sheet, Layout Direction, and Border settings that you want to use for printing.

Pages per Sheet

You can print multiple pages of your data on a single piece of paper. You can select from 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, or 16.

Layout Direction

You can specify the order in which the pages will be printed on the sheet of paper.

Border

You can print a border around the pages printed on each sheet. You can select from None, Single hairline, Single thin line, Double hairline, or Double thin line.


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Output Options

You can print your data as a file if you click the Save as File check box, and select its format from the Format pull-down menu.

If you want to print your data on paper, clear the Save as File check box.


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Print Settings

You can make the Media Type, Color, and Mode settings.

Page Setup

Shows the print area that has been chosen from the Paper Size list in the Page Setup dialog. Select the print area chosen from the Paper Size list in the Page Setup dialog.

When printing on cut-sheet paper, select Paper Tray if you are using the paper tray or select Manual Feed if you are using the front or rear manual feed slot.

Media Type

The Media Type setting determines what other settings are available; therefore, always make this setting first.

From Media Type, select a media that matches the paper loaded in the printer. Find your paper in the list, and then select a corresponding Media Type setting. For some kinds of paper, several Media Type settings are available for selection.

Note:
  • The availability of special media varies by country.

Media Type setting list

Media Type Setting

Epson Special Media Name/Description

Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper

Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper

Singleweight Matte Paper

Singleweight Matte Paper

Enhanced Matte Paper

Enhanced Matte Paper

Photo Glossy Paper

Photo Glossy Paper

Photo Semigloss Paper

Photo Semigloss Paper

Premium Glossy Photo Paper

Premium Glossy Photo Paper

Premium Semigloss Photo Paper

Premium Semigloss Photo Paper

Premium Luster Photo Paper

Premium Luster Photo Paper

Premium Luster Photo Paper (250)

Premium Luster Photo Paper (250)

Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250)

Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250)

Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (250)

Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (250)

Premium Semimatte Photo Paper (250)

Premium Semimatte Photo Paper (250)

Photo Paper Gloss 250

Photo Paper Gloss 250

Proofing Paper Semimatte

EPSON Proofing Paper Semimatte (Commercial)

Watercolor Paper - Radiant White

Watercolor Paper - Radiant White

Textured Fine Art Paper

Textured Fine Art Paper

Velvet Fine Art Paper

Velvet Fine Art Paper

UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper

UltraSmooth Fine Art Paper

Plain Paper

-

Plain Paper (Line drawing)

-

Singleweight Matte Paper (line drawing)

Singleweight Matte Paper

Tracing Paper

-

Color

 

Make the Color setting. Select Color to print color or monochrome photos, or Black to print a draft or black text only. If you want to print advanced monochrome photos, select Advanced B&W Photo.

Note:
When printing on any media other than tracing paper, we recommend Color even if the data to print is black.

Mode

You can select the Automatic, Custom, or Advanced settings.

Automatic

Automatic is the quickest and easiest way to start printing. When Automatic is selected, the printer driver takes care of all detailed settings based on the current Media Type and Color settings.

Quality and Speed slider

Depending on the media you choose in the Media Type setting while Color (or Color/B&W Photo) or Black is selected as the Color setting and Automatic as the Mode setting, a Quality or Speed slider appears in the Mode box. Select Quality when print quality is more important than print speed. Select Speed when print speed is more important than print quality.

Color Control mode

When Color (or Color/B&W Photo) is selected as the Color setting and Automatic as the Mode setting, the Color Control pull-down menu appears.

You can select from the following settings.

EPSON Vivid

Select this setting to produce vivid blue and green tones in printouts.

Note:
Because this setting reproduces blue and green tones that cannot be displayed by your monitor, your printouts may differ from the screen images when this function is selected.

Charts and Graphs

Intensifies the colors and lightens the midtones and highlights of an image. Use this setting for presentation graphics, such as charts and graphs.

EPSON Standard (sRGB)

Increases the contrast in images. Use this setting for color photographs.

Adobe RGB

Matches image color to Adobe RGB.

Custom

Custom lets you make a wide range of changes with a single click of the mouse. In the Custom Settings pull-down menu, you will find ready-made settings provided by Epson.

The Custom Settings pull-down menu includes the following ready-made settings.

Note:
These ready-made settings may be dimmed, depending on the Media Type and Color settings.

Advanced Photo

Advanced Photo 2880 dpi

Good for printing scanned photos and digitally captured images in high quality. Helps prevent misprinting of ink dots that may occur due to movement of the print heads and paper.

ColorSync

Automatically adjusts printout colors to match colors on your screen.

Advanced Settings

Advanced Setting gives you complete control over your printing environment. Use these settings to experiment with new printing ideas, or to fine-tune a range of print settings to meet your individual needs. Once you are satisfied with your new settings, you can give them a name and add them to the Custom Settings list.

Print Quality

Select the print quality that you want to use for printing.

Super MicroWeave

Gives you slightly more detail, but the print time will be longer.

High Speed

Activates bidirectional printing so your printer prints in both left-to-right and right-to-left directions. This setting speeds up printing, but decreases the print quality.

Flip Horizontal

Prints your data as it would appear in a mirror. Text and graphics appear reversed.

Finest Detail

Depending on the Print Quality setting you select, you can turn on Finest Detail to print text, solid graphics, and line art with very sharp edges.

Color Toning

When you select Advanced B&W Photo as the Color, the Color Toning pull-down menu appears.

Neutral:
This setting provides standard image correction for most photos. Try this first.

Cool:
This setting gives a cool tone to your photos.

Warm:
This setting gives a warm tone to your photos.

Sepia:
This setting applies a sepia tone to your photos.

Fine Adjustment:
This setting appears when you change the Tone, adjust the settings using the slide bars or the color circle, or select the Highlight Point Shift check box.


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Printer Color Management

This option gives you control over the color matching and adjustment methods provided by the printer driver.

Use these settings to experiment with new printing ideas or to fine-tune a range of printer settings to meet your individual needs. Once you are satisfied with your new settings, you can add them to the Custom Setting list in the Print dialog.

Color Controls

Select this setting to use the color matching and adjustment methods provided with the printer. Click the triangle next to the Advanced Settings to see details.

Mode

EPSON Vivid

Select this setting to enrich the blue and green tones in printouts.

Note:
Because this setting reproduces blue and green tones that cannot be displayed by your monitor, your printouts may differ from the screen images when this function is selected.

Charts and Graphs

Intensifies the colors and lightens the midtones and highlights of an image. Use this setting for presentation graphics, such as charts and graphs.

EPSON Standard (sRGB)

Increases the contrast in images. Use this setting for color photographs.

Adobe RGB

Matches image color to Adobe RGB.

Gamma

Controls image contrast by modifying the midtones and mid-level grays.

Advanced Settings

The color enhancement sliders adjust the indicated options in a range of -25% to +25%.

Drag the slider to the right or left with your mouse to adjust the settings. You can also type a value from -25% to +25% in the boxes next to the sliders.

Color Controls (for Advanced B&W Photo)

When Advanced B&W Photo is selected as the Color, the following screen appears. You can adjust the advanced monochrome settings. For the details of additional settings, see the online help.

ColorSync

This setting automatically adjusts printout colors to match colors on your screen. Select this setting when printing scanned photographs or computer graphics.

Note:
Be aware that the ambient light and the age, quality, and settings of the monitor can affect the quality of your color matching.

Off (No Color Adjustment)

This setting is generally not recommended, because it does not allow the printer driver to enhance or adjust the color in any way. Only use this setting when you create a new color profile or if the other Mode settings do not produce satisfactory results.


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Paper Configuration

The following settings in Paper Configuration let you make the detailed paper settings. If you are using non-Epson special media, make these settings as needed.

Mode

Description

Color Density

Adjusts the strength of Color Density. Use a value in the range of -50% to +50%. Drag the slider with your mouse to the right direction (+) to deepen the color of your printout or left direction (-) to lighten its color. You can also type a number (-50 to +50) in the box next to the slider.

Use this function when you print on paper other than Epson special media.

Set the scroll bar to the 0 position when you print on Epson special media.

Note:
Deepening of the color of printout may not be possible, depending on the printing mode.

Drying Time per Print Head Pass

Adds a waiting time when the print head reaches the end of every pass.

Set this value using the slider or text box. To improve the print quality by using slow ink absorption on the media, set a higher value.

The drying time per print head pass can be set from 0 to 5 seconds, in 0.1 second increments.

Note:
If you use this feature, the printing time will be longer.

Paper Feed Adjustment

Controls the paper feeding value, in 0.01% increments. If the paper feeding value is too large, white horizontal micro banding may appear. If the paper feeding value is too small, dark horizontal micro banding may appear.

Paper Thickness

This value automatically appears according to the media for the Media Type setting. If you use non-Epson media, modify this value for your media is recommended. Refer to the paper specifications, or print "Thickness Pattern" to find out the paper thickness.

Paper Suction

Decreasing the air suction at the platen is useful to avoid wrinkling or waving of thin or saturated media, or eliminating vertical banding. The relationship of the parameter and suction power is as follows.

Standard  :   100%
  -1:  50%
  -2:  30%
  -3:  10%
  -4:  6%

Cut Method

Determines the best cutting method according to the paper thickness.

Standard:  Normal speed and normal cut pressure
Thin Paper:  Low cut pressure
Thick Paper, Fast:  High speed and high cut pressure
Thick Paper, Slow:  Low speed and high cut pressure

Platen Gap

Platen Gap is the height from the media loaded in the printer to the print head. By adjusting this parameter, you may produce better print quality. This is set automatically according to the Paper Thickness setting specified.

Note:
Setting Platen Gap to Narrow may produce better print quality, but make sure the media does not wrinkle or touch the print head; otherwise, printed data or the print head surface may be damaged. Use Wider or Wide in such case.

Eject Roller Type

Select the Eject Roller Type that best fits your media.

Auto:
The printer selects the most appropriate setting automatically. When you use Epson special media, usually select this setting.

Starwheel-Sheet:
If you want to print on cut-sheet paper that is non-Epson special media, select this setting.

Starwheel-Roll Curled:
If you want to print on strongly curled roll paper that is non-Epson special media, select this setting.

No Roller-Roll Normal:
If you want to print on roll paper that is non-Epson special media, select this setting.


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Roll Paper Option

You can make Auto Cut, Print Page Line, and Save Roll Paper settings.

Auto Cut

You can select the following cutting methods.

Single Cut

Select this setting if you want to save paper.

If you select this setting, the boundary of a picture or the boundary of a page is cut. However, the cut position may shift slightly.

Note:
When printing on Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250) roll paper or Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (250) roll paper, do not select this setting; otherwise, print quality may decline.

Double Cut

Select this setting to avoid the slight gap that occurs with the Single Cut setting. A margin is created between the pictures, and 1 mm along the inside of each picture is cut.

Normal Cut

Select this setting to keep margins at the top and bottom of the printed data.

Off

Select this setting to cut the printouts manually. To cut the printouts manually, follow the steps below.

Press the Paper Feed or Paper Feed button, and match the cutting position with the scissors mark on the left side of the print head.

Press the Paper Source button to select Auto Cut On .

Press and hold the Paper Source button for 3 seconds. The paper cutter cuts the printout at the cutting position.

Print Page Line

You can specify whether to print a page line on the right side and also below the printed data for manual cutting.

The Print Page Line operation changes according to the Auto Cut setting. Check these settings as necessary by referring the printer's operation.

Auto Cut

Print Page Line

Printer's Operation

Single Cut
Double Cut
Normal Cut

Selected

Prints page line on the right side only, and cuts paper automatically after the print job.

Single Cut
Double Cut
Normal Cut

Not selected

Does not print page line, and cuts paper automatically after the print job.

Off

Selected

Prints page lines on the right side and below the printed data, but does not cut paper automatically after the print job.

Off

Not selected

Does not print page lines or cut paper automatically after the print job.

Save Roll Paper

This function is effective if you wish to save roll paper, because blank portion of the last page or your printed data is not fed through the printer.


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Expansion

You can print your data without margins on paper. This menu appears when you select the paper size with Borderless (Auto Expand), Borderless (Auto Expand, Maximum), or Roll Paper - Borderless (Auto Expand) as the Paper Size in the Page Setup dialog.

Amount of Enlargement

Using the slider, you can control the amount of the image that extends beyond the edges of paper during borderless printing.

For most print jobs, Standard is recommended to eliminate margins on all sides of paper.

In a very humid environment, the width of paper may expand due to moisture absorption. In this case, move the slider to Max to eliminate margins around the image. If Max is selected, the center of the image may move about 1 mm to the right.

Moving the slider towards Min decreases the amount of the image enlargement; however, as this amount decreases, margins may appear on one or more sides of paper.


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Summary

You can confirm the current settings in the Print dialog.


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Saving your settings in the Print dialog

To save your settings in the Print dialog, follow the steps below.

Select Save as from the Presets.

Enter the name of the custom setting in the Save Preset As.

Make sure that the name you entered in step 2 is saved in the Presets pull-down menu.


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Using your saved settings in the Print dialog

To use your saved settings, select the name of your custom setting from the Presets pull-down menu.

If you change the Media Type or Color settings while your customized setting is selected in the Saved Settings list, your saved setting is not affected by the change. To return to your saved setting, simply reselect it in the list.


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Preview

You can see how your data will look before actually printing it.

To preview your data, follow the steps below.

Make your printer driver settings.

Click Preview in the Print dialog. The Preview dialog appears and displays a preview of your data.


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