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Printing with Windows

Making Changes to Printer Settings

Making the Media Type setting
Using the Automatic mode
Using the PhotoEnhance mode
Using the Custom mode

The printer driver features the following menus and settings.

Main:

Media Type, Ink, Mode, Print Preview

Paper:

Paper Size, Copies, Orientation, Printable Area

Layout:

Reduce/Enlarge, Double-Sided Printing, Multi-Page, Watermark

Note:
The Layout menu is available only for Windows 98, 95, 2000, and NT 4.0 users.

The Mode settings on the Main menu are arranged to give you three levels of control over the printer driver, as explained below.

Automatic

This mode provides the quickest and easiest way to start printing. See Using the Automatic mode for details.

PhotoEnhance

This mode lets you choose from a variety of image-correction settings specially designed for printing photos. See Using the PhotoEnhance mode for details.

Custom

This mode lets you choose from a list of ready-made or personalized settings suited to the kind of document that you want to print. When Custom is selected, the Advanced button is enabled, allowing you to access the Advanced dialog box. See Using the Custom mode for details.

In addition to making comprehensive Mode settings that affect overall print quality, you can also modify individual aspects of your printout using the Paper and Layout menus. See Modifying the printout style.

Making the Media Type setting

The Media Type setting determines what other settings are available, so you should always make this setting first.

On the Main menu, select the Media Type setting that matches the media that is loaded in the printer. To determine what Media Type you are using, locate your media in the list below, and refer to the corresponding Media Type under which it is grouped (shown in bold). For some types of media, there are several Media Type settings to choose from.

Note:
For Windows 3.1 users, if the Media Type that you wish to select does not appear in the list, make the Print Quality setting in the More Settings dialog box first. To access this dialog box, click the Advanced button on the Main menu, then click More Settings.

Plain Paper

Plain paper

Envelopes

EPSON Premium Ink Jet Plain Paper (A4)

S041214

360 dpi Ink Jet Paper

EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (A4)

S041059
S041025

EPSON 360 dpi Ink Jet Paper (Letter)

S041060
S041028

EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper (A4)

S041154

EPSON Iron-On Cool Peel Transfer Paper (Letter)

S041153
S041155

Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper

EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (A4)

S041061
S041026

EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (Letter)

S041062
S041029

EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Paper (Legal)

S041067
S041048

EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards (A6)

S041054

EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards (5 x 8")

S041121

EPSON Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards (8 x 10")

S041122

EPSON Photo Quality Self Adhesive Sheets (A4)

S041106

EPSON Ink Jet Note Cards A6 (with envelopes)

S041147

EPSON Ink Jet Greeting Cards 5 x 8" (with envelopes)

S041148

EPSON Ink Jet Greeting Cards 8 x 10" (with envelopes)

S041149

Matte Paper-Heavyweight

EPSON Matte Paper-Heavyweight (A4)

S041256
S041258
S041259

EPSON Matte Paper-Heavyweight (Letter)

S041257

Photo Paper

EPSON Photo Paper (A4)

S041140

EPSON Photo Paper (Letter)

S041141

EPSON Photo Paper (4 x 6")

S041134

EPSON Photo Paper (100 x 150 mm)

S041255

EPSON Photo Paper (200 x 300 mm)

S041254

EPSON Panoramic Photo Paper (210 x 594 mm)

S041145

EPSON Photo Paper Cards (A4)

S041177

Photo Quality Glossy Film

EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A4)

S041071

EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (Letter)

S041072

EPSON Photo Quality Glossy Film (A6)

S041107

EPSON Photo Stickers 16 (A6)

S041144

EPSON Photo Stickers 4 (A6)

S041176

Ink Jet Transparencies

EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies (A4)

S041063

EPSON Ink Jet Transparencies (Letter)

S041064

Premium Glossy Photo Paper

EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper (A4)

S041287
S041297

EPSON Premium Glossy Photo Paper (Letter)

S041286

Note:
The availability of special media varies by location.


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Using the Automatic mode

When Automatic is selected as the Mode setting on the Main menu, the printer driver takes care of all detailed settings based on the current Media Type and Ink settings. To make the Ink setting, select Color to print in color, or Black to print in black-and-white or grayscale. To make the Media Type setting, see Making the Media Type setting.

Note:
  • Depending on the media that is selected in the Media Type list (while Automatic is selected), a slider appears under the Custom radio button that lets you choose either Quality or Speed. Select Quality when print quality is more important than speed.
  • Most Windows applications feature paper size and page layout settings that override similar settings in the printer driver. However, if your application does not have these settings, verify the settings on the printer driver's Paper menu.


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Using the PhotoEnhance mode

The PhotoEnhance mode provides a variety of image-correction settings that you can apply to your photo images before printing. PhotoEnhance does not affect your original data.

Note:
  • This mode is only available when printing 16-, 24-, or 32-bit color data.
  • Printing with PhotoEnhance selected may increase the time required for printing, depending on your computer system and the amount of data contained in your image.

You can select from the following PhotoEnhance settings.

Standard

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

People

This setting is best for photos of people.

Nature

This setting is best for outdoor scenery such as mountains, sky, and oceans.

Soft Focus

This setting makes your photos look as if they were taken with a soft-focus lens.

Sepia

This setting applies a sepia tone to your photos.

Selecting PhotoEnhance also enables the Digital Camera Correction check box. Select this check box when you are printing photos taken with a digital camera to give your printed images the smooth, natural appearance of photographs taken with a film camera.


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Using the Custom mode

The Custom mode offers ready-made settings designed for printing text and graphs and for applying a color-matching method. You can also create and save your own custom settings. Refer to the appropriate section below.

You can select from the following ready-made settings.

Text/Graph

This setting is good for printing presentation documents such as graphs and charts.

Economy

This setting is best for printing drafts of text.

ICM

(For Windows 98, 95, and 2000)  

This setting automatically adjusts printout colors to match the colors on your screen. ICM stands for Image Color Matching.

sRGB

This setting is best for color matching with other sRGB devices.

When you select a Custom setting, other settings such as Print Quality, Halftoning, and Color Adjustment are made automatically. Changes to these settings are reflected in the display on the left side of the Main menu.

Follow the steps below to select a Custom setting.

Select Custom as the Mode setting on the Main menu.

Note:
For Windows 3.1 users, the Custom radio button referred to above appears as the Advanced radio button in the printer driver.

Click anywhere in the list box to open it, then select the most appropriate setting for the type of document or image that you will print.

Verify the Media Type and Ink settings before printing, as these settings may be affected by the Custom setting that you select. See Making the Media Type setting for details.

Making Advanced settings

Note:
In the Windows 3.1 driver, the names of the buttons on the Main menu differ from those described here. The Custom radio button appears as the Advanced radio button, and the Advanced button appears as the More Settings button.

The settings in the Advanced dialog box give 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 on the Main menu.

Follow the instructions in this section to make Advanced settings.

Note:
The printer driver screens that appear in this procedure are for Windows 98 and 95. The Windows 3.1, 2000, and NT 4.0 printer driver screens differ slightly in appearance. The instructions for the Windows 3.1 printer driver differ as noted below.

Select Custom as the Mode setting on the Main menu and then click Advanced. For Windows 3.1 users, select Advanced, then click More Settings. The following dialog box appears.

Select the Media Type that is loaded in the printer. For details, see Making the Media Type setting.

Choose Color or Black as the Ink setting.

Specify a Print Quality setting.

Make other settings as necessary. For details, see online help.

Note:
  • The PhotoEnhance option under Color Management only affects images, not text or graphs. For example, if Monochrome is selected in the Tone list (enabled when PhotoEnhance is selected), only the images in a document will be printed in monochrome. Any colored text or graphs in the same document will be printed in color.
  • Some settings may be unavailable, depending on the Media Type, Ink, and Print Quality settings that you make.

Click OK to apply your settings and return to the Main menu. If you want to return to the Main menu without applying your settings, click Cancel. To save your Advanced settings, proceed to the next section.

Saving and deleting your settings

To save your Advanced settings in the Custom Settings list, click Save Settings in the Advanced dialog box. For Windows 3.1 users, click Save Settings on the Main menu. The Custom Settings dialog box appears.

Type a unique name for your settings in the Name text box, then click Save. Your Advanced settings will be added to the Custom Settings list.

Note:
  • You cannot apply the names of EPSON ready-made settings to your custom settings.
  • You cannot delete the ready-made settings from the Custom Settings list.

To delete a setting from the Custom Settings list, select it in the Custom Settings dialog box and click Delete.

Using your saved settings

To use your saved settings, select Custom as the Mode setting on the Main menu, then select your settings in the Custom Settings list, located to the right of the Custom radio button.

Note:
For Windows 3.1 users, the Custom radio button referred to above appears as the Advanced radio button in the printer driver.

If you change the Media Type or Ink settings while one of your customized settings is selected in the Custom Settings list, the selection shown in the list returns to Custom Settings. The customized setting that was previously selected is not affected by the change. To return to your customized setting, simply reselect it in the list.


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