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Printing with Mac OS 8.6 to 9.x

Making Settings in the Page Setup Dialog Box

Making the Paper Sizes setting
Making the Paper Source setting
Making the Borderless setting
Making the Auto Cut setting
Making the Orientation setting
Making Double-sided Printing Setting
Making the Reduce or Enlarge setting
Making the Printable Area settings
Making the Roll Paper Option settings

You can make Paper Size, Paper Source, Borderless, Orientation, Reduce or Enlarge, Printable Area, and Roll Paper Option settings in this dialog box.

Making the Paper Sizes setting

You can select the paper size that you want to use. Select the paper size in the Paper Size pull-down menu.

You can also add a customized paper size. To do this, follow these steps.

Click Customize. The following dialog box appears.

To define a new paper size, click New.

Type a unique name for the paper size in the paper size list.

Specify the measurement unit as either cm or inch.

Enter the width and height of your paper by typing the text in the appropriate text boxes.

Note:
The maximum paper height is 44 inches (111.8 cm).

Specify the margins by typing in the Margin text boxes or by manipulating the preview image.

Click OK to return to the Page Setup dialog box.


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Making the Paper Source setting

You can select Roll Paper, Roll Paper (Banner), or Sheet from the Paper Source pull-down menu. Select one that matches the paper loaded in the printer.


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Making the Borderless setting

You can print your data without margins on the paper.

For this printing mode, Epson recommends the following media conditions.

Accommodate media width:

  • 8 inch, 203.2 mm

  • 210 mm (A4)

  • Letter (8.5 in), 215.9 mm

  • 10 inch, 254 mm

  • 257 mm

  • 297 mm (A3)

  • 300 mm

  • 12 inch, 304.8 mm

  • 329 mm (Super A3/B)

  • 13 inch, 330.2 mm

  • 14 inch, 355.6 mm

  • 400 mm

  • 16 inch, 406.4 mm

  • 420 mm (A2)

  • 17 inch, 431.8 mm

Note:
  • You cannot perform borderless printing on cut sheet media with a width of 420 mm (A2).
  • If your application has margin settings, make sure they are set to zero before printing.
  • When printing on cut sheet media, only the left and right margins are set to zero.
  • The ink may contaminate the platen of the printer. In this case, wipe the ink away using a cloth.
  • Printing with this feature takes longer than for normal printing.
  • When printing on the following media, the bottom margin is always 14mm.

    EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper
    EPSON Premium Semigloss Photo Paper
    EPSON Premium Luster Photo Paper
    EPSON Proofing Paper Semimatte
    EPSON Smooth Fine Art Paper
    EPSON Textured Fine Art Paper
    EPSON Velvet Fine Art Paper
  • When printing on EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250) roll paper or EPSON Premium Semigloss Photo Paper (250) roll paper, the top margin is always 20 mm.

To print your data with this feature, follow these steps.

Select Borderless.

Choose Auto Expand or Retain Size from the pull-down menu next to the Borderless check box.

Auto Expand

Select this setting if you want to enlarge the size of print data automatically and print with no margins.

Note:
Enlarged areas that exceed the paper size will not be printed on the paper.

Retain Size

Select this setting if you do not want to change the ratio of your print data.

If you select this setting, you need to enlarge your image data to exceed the paper width, to avoid unprinted areas appearing along the left and right edges. Enlarging 3mm in both the left and right directions is recommended, using the application with which you made data.

If you do so, see Making the Paper Sizes setting.

Make the Auto Cut setting. See Making the Auto Cut setting.

Click OK.

Start printing your data from your application.


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Making the Auto Cut setting

You can select the following cutting methods. This function is available only when Roll Paper or Roll Paper (Banner) is selected as the Paper Source.

Single Cut

Select this setting if you want to save paper.

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

Note:
When printing on EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper (250) roll paper or EPSON 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 1mm 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 these steps.

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.


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Making the Orientation setting

You can specify the direction of printing on the page.

Portrait

Print direction is short edge first, like most magazines.

Landscape

Print direction is long edge first, like many spreadsheets.

Rotated by 180°

Prints your document upside down.

Note:
This function is not available when Roll Paper (Banner) is selected as the Paper Source.


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Making Double-sided Printing Setting

You can perform double-sided printing. There are two types of double-sided printing available. Standard double-sided printing allows you to print the odd-numbered pages first. Once these pages are printed, they can then be reloaded to print the even-numbered pages onto the opposite side of the paper.

You can also perform Folded Booklet double-sided printing. It lets you make single-fold booklets.

Note:
  • The double-sided printing feature is not available when the printer is accessed over a network, or is used as a shared printer.
  • Depending on the media type, stacks of up to 30 sheets can be loaded into the sheet feeder during double-sided printing.
  • Only use media types which are suitable for double-sided printing. Otherwise, the printout quality may deteriorate.
  • Depending on the type of paper and the amount of ink used to print text and images, ink may bleed through to the other side of the paper.
  • The surface of the paper may be smeared during the double-sided printing.

Standard double-sided printing

To print odd and even numbered pages onto opposite sides of the sheet, follow these steps.

Select the Double-Sided Printing.

Click Margins. The following dialog box appears.

Specify the edge of the paper where the binding will be placed. You can choose between Left, Top, and Right.

Specify the width of the binding margin using the Binding Margin text box. You can specify any width from 3 mm to 30 mm.

Note:
The actual binding margin may vary from specified settings depending on your application. Experiment with a few sheets to examine actual results prior to printing the entire job.

Click OK to return to the Page Setup dialog box, then click OK to save your settings.

Make sure paper is loaded, and send the print job from your application. Instructions for generating the even-numbered pages will be displayed while the odd-numbered pages are output.

Follow the on-screen instructions to reload the paper.

Note:
  • The paper may curl during printing due to the amount of ink used. Should this occur, slightly curl the sheets in the opposite direction prior to reloading them into the printer.
  • Align the sheet stack by tapping its edges against a hard, flat surface prior to reloading the stack into the printer.
  • Follow the instructions provided when reloading the printouts. Paper jams or improperly placed binding margins may occur if the printouts are not reloaded correctly.

Once the paper is reloaded, click Resume to print the even-numbered pages.

Folded Booklet double-sided printing

You can also make single-fold booklets using the double-sided printing feature. To create a single-fold booklet, the pages that appear on the outside (after the booklet is folded) are printed first. The pages that will appear inside the booklet can then be printed after the paper is reloaded into the printer.

Binding Edge

A booklet can be created by printing pages 1 and 4 on the first sheet of paper, pages 5 and 8 on the second sheet of paper, and pages 9 and 12 on the third sheet of paper. After these sheets are reloaded into the sheet feeder, you can then print pages 2 and 3 on the back of the first sheet of paper, pages 6 and 7 on the back of the second sheet of paper, and pages 10 and 11 on the back of the third sheet of paper. The resulting pages can then be folded and bound together into a booklet.

To create the booklet, follow these steps.

Select Double-Sided Printing, and select the Folded Booklet.

Click Margins. The Margins dialog box appears.

Specify the edge of the paper where the binding will be placed. You can choose from Left, Top, and Right.

Note:
When Portrait is selected as the Orientation setting in the printer driver, Left or Right binding positions are available. The Top binding position is supported when Landscape is selected as the Orientation setting.

Specify the width of the binding margin using the Binding Margin text box. You can specify any width from 3 mm to 30 mm. The specified margin width will be used on both sides of the fold. For example, if a 10-mm margin is specified, a 20-mm margin will be inserted (a margin of 10 mm will be placed on each side of the fold).

Portrait

Landscape

Folding Edge
Margin

Click OK to return to the Page Setup dialog box, then click OK to save your settings.

Make sure that paper is loaded, and send the print job from your application.

Instructions for printing the inside pages will be displayed while the outside pages are output. Follow the on-screen instructions for reloading the paper.

Note:
  • The paper may curl during printing due to the amount of ink used. Should this occur, slightly curl the sheets in the opposite direction prior to reloading them into the printer.
  • Align the sheet stack by tapping its edges against a hard, flat surface prior to reloading the stack into the printer.
  • Follow the instructions provided when reloading the printouts. Paper jams or improperly placed binding margins may occur if the printouts are not reloaded correctly.

Once the paper is reloaded, click Resume to print the inside pages.

Once printing is complete, fold the sheets and bind them together using a stapler or other binding method.


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Making the Reduce or Enlarge setting

You can enlarge or reduce the size of data while maintaining its aspect ratio. You can enter any number from 25 to 400 in the Reduce or Enlarge box.


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Making the Printable Area settings

This setting is available when you select Paper Tray or Manual Feed as the Paper Source. You can make the following settings.

Standard

Select this setting to use the standard printable area.

Maximum

Select this setting to increase the printable area at the bottom edge.

Note:
  • This setting is available only when Plain Paper, Plain Paper (line drawing), or Tracing Paper is selected as the Media Type.
  • The print quality may decline at the edges of the printout when this setting is selected. Before printing large jobs using this setting, print a single sheet to confirm quality.When this setting is selected, make sure that the paper loaded in the paper tray is not curled.

Centered

Select this setting to center the print out.


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Making the Roll Paper Option settings

This option is available when you select Roll Paper or Roll Paper (Banner) as the Paper Source. You can make the following settings.

Auto Rotate

Note:
This function is not available when Roll Paper (Banner) is selected as the Paper Source.

This function is effective only when the print data length is shorter than the printable width of the roll paper. The print data will automatically be turned 90 degrees to print crosswise, saving roll paper.

To enable this function, select Auto Rotate.

Print Page Line

This function lets you specify whether to print a page line on the right side and also below the printed data for manual cutting. To enable this function, select Print Page Line.

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 nor cut paper automatically after the print job.

Save Roll Paper

Note:
This function is available only when Roll Paper (Banner) is selected as the Paper Source.

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.To enable this function, select Save Roll Paper.


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