Paper Selection on my Epsom R1800 & R800 using a MAC
I have just bought a MAC and I can not get my printers to print photographs properly. There does not seem to be a way to select the type of paper and the quality of print that you want. This all works very well with my PC but not on the MAC. So at the moment I am working the photographs up on the MAC and copying them to the PC for printing. I hope that you can actually print photo's from a MAC!
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hi Anthony, i spent a month trying to figure out a similar problem with an epson 2200. Now, the printers are different but not that much, and, the changes in paper and ink gave me "some" color issues but not as bad as what i was getting. your problem seems very similar. i run a PC so this is similar but not exactly the same. what i found was that a Magenta/ violet cast was due to double profiling. I could verify that i had the correct settings but i was wrong! I print from CS3 into the epson 2200. What i found was there is an error(no one is talking about) in the printer driver. You cannot shut off the color management completely! Assume this scenario, you are printing with CS3 applying your profile in CS3. Make the settings in CS3 as normal, then you are directed to the printer settings. Go to the print driver and make the selections for ICM Color, and select "no color". The KEY is to make sure you do this step LAST , make sure to click on the "apply" button, then "Close". Once you make the selection of "No Color" do NOT click on anything else. If you change screens in the print driver once you select "no color mgmt" the driver CHANGES your settings. ANY settings in the other pages in the print driver cause the driver to apply a printer profile, this effectively "double profiles" your photo print causing the magenta cast. None of this should happen if the driver was created correctly but there it is! It took a long time to test and verify but it is as i stated. Once i got it sorted out my photos are excellent ALL the time. Good luck, worm1855.
I am on an iMac using OSX 10.5.8 and printing on an Epson R1800. With iWork, word processing module I set up the envelope to print and under the File menu, select page setup and choose #10 Envelope with Portrait orientation. I feed the envelope into the printer in the normal horizontal, top first, print surface up. In the File menu I select Print and hit Return. Most of the time this works. Sometimes the envelope feeds through without printing, and occasionally the envelope won't feed but the printer goes through the printing cycle. The R1800 is not the ideal envelope printer. It is made to print photos on photographic paper. I use an old fashioned typewriter to address envelopes.
I print with the R1800 as well as the 24" 7880 in my studio. Whenever the "preview" shows less than the whole image I intend to print it is generally either the orientation (portrait/landscpe) is set incorrectly or the Paper size selected is incorrect for the size of the print.
hi. was your old computer windows xp os? mac works a little differently. if you go to page 31 in your user manual the mac printing is explained there. if you don't have a user guide go here to view pdf file.... http://files.support.epson.com/pdf/r1800_/r1800_ug.pdf
if you still have problems you may have to uninstall and reinstall the printer software.
hope this helps some.
Is the R1800 the only printer that you have on ythis mac?
If it is make sure it is directly connected to your mac via a USB or Firewire cable.
Trash epson folder from Mac HD-Library- Printers
Delete Epson printer utility from Mac HD- Application folder( if you have both delete both icon.
Under prnter setup utility delete the r1800 printer
Go to finder click on file the find, type com.apple.print, if it find anything drag it all on the trash, it will not disappear from the window ( the prefs and . cache files)
download the latest driver for your r1800 from epson website
epson12113.dmg - 10.3MB - posted on 12/20/
then reinstall it, after reinstalling try to readd th printer and make sure under print using it will say Epson SPR1800 series. If you see guten print/ that is a third party driver. dont use the gutenprint. then try to print, update me for the outcome
Not sure about this as Mac's are not my bag.
Try removing the driver and software you installed. reboot your PC and make sure the printer has gone from the list.
Reistall the latest driver you downloaded from Epson and try it again.