Printing in Macintosh OS X

If you're using an OS X-compatible printing application, follow the steps below to print.

Before you begin, make sure you added your printer to the Print Center as described on the Start Here sheet.

  1. Open the File menu and select Page Setup. You see the Page Setup window:

  2. Select Stylus C68 in the Format for pop-up menu.
  3. Select your Paper Size. For borderless printing, select a paper size with the Sheet Feeder - Borderless option. See Printing Borderless Photos for details.
  4. Select portrait or landscape as the orientation setting.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Open the File menu and select Print. You see a window like this one:

  7. Select Stylus C68 in the Printer pop-up menu.
  8. Select Print Settings from the pop-up menu.
  9. Select the following Print Settings as necessary:

  10. Note:
    For more information about printer settings, click the ? button.

    The Quality setting on this screen gives you the best combination of quality and print speed for most prints. For the highest print quality (Photo RPM) on selected papers, click Advanced and see Customizing Mac OS X Print Settings.

  11. Depending on your settings, you can choose other options from the pop-up menu:
    • Copies & Pages: Select the number of copies you want or a page range.
    • Layout: Select page layout options.
    • Output Options: Save your print job as a PDF file.
    • Scheduler: Schedule your print job to print at a later time.
    • Paper Handling: Select page printing options, such as Reverse print order.
    • ColorSync or Color Management: Select ColorSync, or adjust the color controls, change the gamma setting, or turn off color adjustments in the printer software.
    • Expansion: Reduce or enlarge the image size for borderless printing. See Printing Borderless Photos for details.
    • Summary: View a list of all your selections.
  12. To save your selections for future use, select Save As from the Presets pop-up menu.
  13. Click Print.
  14. To monitor the progress of your print job, click the printer icon when it appears in the dock on the bottom of your desktop.
  15. If you're using OS X 10.2.x, click the Print Center icon instead, then double-click Stylus C68 in the Printer List window.

    You see a screen like this:

    If necessary, you can do one of the following while monitoring the progress of your print job:

    • Click the print job, then click Delete to delete it
    • Click the print job, then click Hold to pause printing
    • Click a print job marked "Hold" and click Resume to resume printing
  16. When you're finished, close the printer window or Print Center.

Customizing Mac OS X Print Settings

You can use advanced settings for color matching or printing at a higher resolution.

  1. On the print settings window, click Advanced and choose these settings as necessary:

  2. Note:
    When you select Photo RPM for the highest print quality, printing will take longer.

    For more information on advanced settings, or instructions on saving them as a group so you can reuse them later, click the ? button.

  3. Click Print.