When you press the Print button (i.e. top right hand corner of
Print with Preview dialog) the "System" Print dialog as
shown in Figure 7 should appear.
Figure 7 - "System" Print dialog
Now press the Properties button. Once the Printer driver window
(figure 8) appears choose the type of Media (1)
that you will be using. Next select "Custom" mode (2).
The last setting to choose in this dialog is the Advanced button (3).
Figure 8 - Epson Printer dialog
- Main Window
Chose the highest Print Quality (4)
option compatible with the printer/media combination that you require.
Halftoning should be set for High Quality. High Speed (5)
should be disabled.
For basic printing Color Management (6)
should be set-up for either Color Controls, PhotoEnhance or
ICM. When you choose Color Controls, PhotoEnhance or ICM
mode the Photoshop Print Preview dialog is configured as
shown in figure 5 on the previous page. Unless you have good reason to
choose differently I recommend leaving the Gamma at 1.8.
No Color Adjustment mode should only be chosen when you are
using media type profiles and have already selected the appropriate
profile in the Photoshop Print with Preview dialog (figure 6 on
- Don't be tempted to use the Epson Print Preview
screen since the results will look terrible and cause you no end of
confusion and frustration. The Epson Print Preview is NOT
compatible with the use of ICC media profile.
- The Epson GreyBalancer software is NOT compatible
with the use of No Colour Adjustment mode - ENSURE that
it has been completely disabled before attempting to use media
In the absence of good quality media profiles my personal preference
would be ICM mode since it disables the adjustment sliders and
removes most of Epson's internal colour/contrast processing. Lastly,
press the OK button (twice) and return to the
Photoshop 7/CS Print dialog.
The media profiles listed below were obtained from various sources
including Epson UK, USA and Australia. You can download the
profiles by mouse clicking the printer name :
Downloadable Epson ICC Media Profiles
Epson Stylus Photo 1290 - (compatible with the 1280)
Epson Stylus Photo 890
Epson Stylus Photo 895
Stylus Photo 810 - (compatible with the 820)
Epson Stylus Photo 1270 (install cd-rom)
Epson Stylus Photo 2000P
Epson Stylus Photo 2100
The profiles are compressed using WinZip and upon download
should be decompressed and copied into the windows/system/color
folder (Windows 98,98SE and Me) or the system32/spool/drivers/color
folder (Windows 2000 and XP).