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Introduction

• Log into a dedicated Art & Design lab computer connected to an Epson 3880. There are two in 151-Graphics, and one in 222-Photo.

Verify you have enough print credit in Papercut to proceed.

Verify the printer is ready to print.

• Remember the following points are critical for high quality image printing to achieve good color consistency:

  • use quality ink jet specific paper
  • specify the correct paper in Printer Setup
  • slower printing = higher quality (disable speed printing options as necessary)
  1. Open the image you want to print in Adobe Lightroom. Make any changes or edits desired and save your work.
    • Open the image you want to print in Adobe Lightroom. Make any changes or edits desired and save your work.

    • When you are ready to print, select: Print from the main layout menu to start the process.

  2. On the Print layout, click the Printer... button in the lower right corner.
    • On the Print layout, click the Printer... button in the lower right corner.

    • DO NOT select the Print button!

    • Pushing the Print button will immediately send the job to the printer, and you will be unable configure or confirm any settings. This will also immediately charge the print job to your Papercut account.

  3. In the Print dialog box that opens, click the Show Details button to access advanced settings.
    • In the Print dialog box that opens, click the Show Details button to access advanced settings.

  4. From the Printer drop down menu, select the correct printer:  Epson 3880
    • From the Printer drop down menu, select the correct printer: Epson 3880

    • The printer name will vary. The prefix is for the location ( CL = Computer Lab, etc.), and the suffix is will designate which unit (1, 2, 3, etc.)

  5. From the center pull down menu, select Printer Settings.
    • From the center pull down menu, select Printer Settings.

  6. From the Media Type drop down menu, select Paper Type, and then Paper Finish/Quality.
    • From the Media Type drop down menu, select Paper Type, and then Paper Finish/Quality.

  7. From the center drop down menu, select Color Matching.
    • From the center drop down menu, select Color Matching.

  8. Select the Colorsync radio button.
    • Select the Colorsync radio button.

    • From the Profile drop down menu, select the corresponding Profile that matches your paper.

    • This example shows Epson Premium Photo Paper - SEMI GLOSS

  9. Verify your Print settings:
    • Verify your Print settings:

    • Number of copies: [1, 2, etc.]

    • Page Setup: [correct input tray]

    • Media Type: [your paper type]

    • Output Resolution: [varies by media]

    • For best quality, uncheck the High Speed option box.

  10. Almost done.
    • Almost done.

    • If the configuration is not correct, you can click the Cancel button and start over.

    • If everything looks good, click the Print button to charge your Papercut account and send the print job to the printer.

    • Depending on the Application and file size, you may see up to a couple minute delay before any activity begins on the printer.

    • Once the printing begins, the time varies based primarily on quality, size, and resolution of the print. Large, high quality prints can take about 10 minutes.

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