Print from Illustrator to the Epson Printers

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  • File -> Print (cmd+P)
  • Click 'Printer' Button, expand menu if necessary. - fig.1
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  • Continue through the warning - This is just letting you know you are leaving the software printer dialogue. - fig.2
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  • Change menu from 'Layout' to 'Printer Settings.' - fig.3
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  • Choose Paper Type (roll or sheet). - fig.4
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  • Choose Paper Source - If sheet, select tray or manual feed. - fig.5
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  • Choose Media (Paper) Type. - fig.6
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  • Print Mode should be 'AccuPhoto HD.' - fig.7
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  • Color Mode should be 'Off (No Color Management).' - fig.8
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  • Output Resolution should be SuperPhoto 1440 (Draft 360 dpi is adequate for proof prints). - fig.9
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  • Proof vs Final Prints
  • Proof printing - fig.10
  • Check 'High Speed'
  • Uncheck 'Finest Detail'
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  • Final printing - fig.11
  • Uncheck 'High Speed'
  • Check 'Finest Detail'
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  • Click 'Print' - This will bring you back to the software print menu - fig.12
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  • Click ‘Page Setup’ Button - fig.13
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  • Click ‘Continue’ on the error stating you are leaving the software dialogue - fig.14
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  • Format For - Select the printer you are using - fig.15
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  • Paper Size - Select paper size and type (sheet or roll) - fig.16
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  • Click ‘OK’ - fig.17
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  • Select ‘Color Management’ - fig.18
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  • Color Handling - set to ‘Let Illustrator Determine Colors’ - fig.19
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  • Printer Profile - Select paper profile - fig.20
  • ex. - Pro4880 EMP_PK for Enhanced Matte on the Epson 4880 with Photo Black inks.
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  • Rendering Intent - ‘Relative Colorimetric’ is usually sufficient - fig.21
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  • Click ‘Print’ to send your print to the printer - fig.22
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