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Step 10

In that same Print Settings section, for Mode choose Advanced Settings, turn off the High Speed setting if it’s turned on, and then choose SuperFine - 1440dpi for Print Quality, as shown in Figure 11. (Again, this is for printing to an Epson printer using Epson paper. Choose the setting that most closely matches the paper you’re using.)

Click the Print button to close the Print dialog and send your print job to the printer. Now all you have to do is wait for the printer to spit out the print and see how you did!

A couple of things to keep in mind:

  • If your print doesn’t match your monitor, the most likely culprit is that you haven’t calibrated your monitor, and the best way to do that is with a hardware calibrator. They’re very affordable—look at the ones from X-Rite or ColorSync.
  • Do a few test prints to determine which settings work best for your particular printer.
  • Download the printer/paper profiles from the company that makes the paper on which you’re printing. Does it really make that big a difference? Yup, sure does.
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