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 dialog
(Figure 8) appears choose the type of Media (1)
that will be used. Next select either "Photo or Best Photo"
mode (2). The last setting to choose
in this dialog is the Advanced button (3).
Figure 8 - Epson 2200 Basic
Printer Dialog - Main Window
The following screenshot (Figure 9) is where we make the important
selections. Chose the highest Print Quality (4)
option compatible with the printer/media combination that you require.
High Quality. High Speed (5)
should be disabled.
For Color Management (6) we
have a number of options, many of which only serve to confuse and are
If you have chosen to configure the Photoshop Print with Preview
dialog as shown in Figure 5 (Printer Colour Management) then
the Epson driver can be set-up for either Color Controls or
PhotoEnhance. These options are best suited to novice Photoshop
By choosing ICM (6a) you
gain access to the internal Epson printer colour management system and
the No Color Adjustment (NCA) mode. ICM mode
automatically makes use of the Epson media profiles but does so in a way
that means their selection in Photoshop should be avoided. To obtain the
best results from this particular mode of operation you should configure
the Photoshop Print dialog as shown in Figure 5 on the previous page.
Figure 10 - ICM Mode
NCA mode also facilitates the use of the Epson media type ICC
profiles but requires that the Photoshop Print dialog is configured as
shown in Figure 6 on the previous page. By choosing NCA mode you
are leaving colour management to Photoshop.
Figure 11 - No Colour