The Epson Stylus 1400 offers users a wide array of printing capabilities, including those which work in sync with Adobe Photoshop. This allows for natural colour rendition and realistic tonal range, which is the contrast in the image. The Epson Stylus 1400 generally prints from the printer's default settings, however, setting up the printer to work with Photoshop can give users additional flexibility when printing.
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Open Adobe Photoshop, then select "Edit," followed by "Color Settings." The Color Settings dialogue box should appear. A prompt to choose how to manage colour in the image will also appear. Select "Always optimise for printing." Click "OK."
Open the photo. Select "File," then select "Page Setup." Select the size of your paper and then select "Landscape" or "Portrait" orientation. Click "OK" to save the options, then select "Print." This will open a new print dialogue box where additional options can be customised for your printer.
Select "Epson Stylus Photo 1400" from the printer list, if it isn't shown. Select "Photoshop Manages Color" for "Color Handling." Color handling is what allows Photoshop to control the colour output instead of the printer. Select the profile that corresponds to the paper loaded from the "Printer Profile" setting.
Select "Relative Colorimetric as the "Rendering Intent" for the image. According to Adobe, Rendering Intent determines how colour management handles the conversion of colour from one colour space to another. Relative Colormetric is the industry standard by Adobe, and is standard for printing in North America and Europe. It compares the highest highlights of a source colour space to the destination colour space, shifting all the colours accordingly. One exception is if your image contains highly saturated colours. Select "Perceptual" as the Rendering Intent is ideal for reducing the saturation, ensuring colours will be better represented when printed.
On Windows, select "Preferences" or "Properties," and then click "Advanced." Select the photo paper loaded. Select "High Quality" as your quality option. Select "IMC" as the colour management setting. Choose "Off (No Color Adjustment)." This will ensure the printer and Photoshop are not experiencing cross management, which is when both the printer and Photoshop are outputting colour simultaneously, causing inaccurate results.
On Mac, press "Print"; a print dialogue box will appear. Press the downward arrow, located next to the selected printer box, for the "Advanced Properties" to appear. Select "Print Settings" from the dialogue window. Select the loaded paper type. Select "Advanced" as the mode setting. Select "Print Quality." In the pull-down box, select "Color Management," then select "Off (No Color Adjustment)." Make sure you turn off the printer's colour management, otherwise cross management will occur.
Click "Print" to save the settings and start printing.
Tips and warnings
- Install new profiles from the Epson official website when available for your printer. These profiles will provide new colour profiles and updated support.
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