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Stylus Photo R300M

Windows Driver

The Windows driver software looks very much like other Epson printer drivers, across the top are the usual "tabs" to jump to the three basic sections of the driver; Main, Page Layout and Utility.

Epson Stylus Photo R300M Photo Printer

The MAIN page lets you select the Quality Option based on the print job; Draft, Text, Text & Image, Photo or Best Photo. Paper Options; Source, Borderless, Type (Plain Paper, Bright White Paper, Photo Quality Inkjet Paper, Matte Paper - Heavyweight, Photo, Glossy, Premium Glossy, Premium Luster, Premium Semi-Gloss, Color Life Photo Paper, Inkjet Transparency, CD/DVD, CD/DVD Premium Surface) and Size. Enable PhotoEnhance, Reverse Order and Print Preview options. Visibly check the ink levels in all six cartridges. Set the Orientation for Portrait or Landscape.

Epson Stylus Photo R300M Photo Printer

Clicking on the "Advanced" button from the Main page which display this page of options. You have the ability to set or override just about all the important printer settings; media type, print quality, high speed on/off, flip horizontal (mirror for transparency or backlight media) and color controls galore. Color management is handled by Windows ICM or you're free to manually "diddle" with just about everything.

Epson Stylus Photo R300M Photo Printer

The Page Layout options let you enlarge or reduce, set number of copies, print multi-pages per sheet, adjust the borderless expansion, print a watermark image or enable double-sided booklet printing.

Epson Stylus Photo R300M Photo Printer

The Maintenance page lets you start the Status Monitor, run a Nozzle Check, perform Head Cleaning, Align the Print Head and set Printer Option information.

Epson Stylus Photo R300M Photo Printer

Whenever you have an active print job the Epson Status Monitor pops up and shows you the current ink levels and the progress of the printing. You can also get all sorts of printing "tips and tricks" if desired.

Epson Stylus Photo R300M Photo Printer

Checking the "Print Preview" option on the first driver page is always a good idea. I use the print preview function as my last visual confirmation that I have selected the proper orientation and printing format. Unfortunately the Epson print preview does not have a ruler scale or indicate the chosen paper size which would really help you make sure that you also selected the right media type and size.

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