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PictureMate Photo Printer

Windows Printer Driver

Epson PictureMate Personal Photo Lab

Page one of the driver lets you select to print Borderless or Bordered style. The Color Option can be set for No Correction, Auto Correction (improves low resolution images), Sepia (old brown-photo look) or Black & White. The Quality setting Digital Camera Correction helps to eliminate the "jaggies" or digital noise, Enhance Fine Details is for images with lots of fine detail - print time will be longer when enabled. Orientation options for portrait (vertical) and landscape (horizontal) printing modes. If you enable the Print Preview the driver will display a preview window before continuing to print - see example below. And finally you can set the number of copies to be printed, 1 is the default.

There's a lot less options here than we're used to seeing in a print driver because this is a dedicated 4x6" photo printer. It only uses one size of paper, one type of paper, there's only one paper source and it's only used to print photos.

Epson PictureMate Personal Photo Lab

Page two of the driver has all of the maintenance options on it. Here you can manually start the Status Monitor to check ink levels, run a Nozzle Check and make a test print, initiate a Head Cleaning or Print Head Alignment and use the Printer and Option Information selection to verify settings or specify optional devices. The Speed and Progress section has options for: High Speed Copies, Show Progress meter, Disable Status Monitor or Always spool RAW datatype. You can also select what Monitoring options you want to use.

Epson PictureMate Personal Photo Lab

If you check the Print Preview box on the first page of the driver, the printer will display this preview window before printing. This lets you visually see what the final print will look like so you can double-check your cropping or layout before wasting a sheet of glossy photo paper.

Epson PictureMate Personal Photo Lab

The Status Monitor pops up whenever the printer is printing and shows a moving progress bar and a big "gas gauge" display of the remaining ink in the cartridge.

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