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Advanced Vertical Image / Windows Epson Printers

Getting ready to print

Go to the File menu and choose Print.

You will see the print dialog.

Notice how the preview does not look right. We have to go to the printer properties and set a custom paper size to complete our setup.

Make sure your printer is chosen in the Select Printer menu at the top center of the dialog.

On the lower left of the dialog, locate and click the Page Setup button. This will launch your printer's property dialog.

Setting the Printer Properties

Start by setting the media type, print quality, and color management options.

Details regarding these settings are included with your paper. You can learn more about color management here.

Define a Custom (User Defined) Paper Size

This is a critical step. Make sure to follow the instructions completely.

You need to locate the paper size control in your Epson printer properties.

Some drivers look like this.

Locate and click the User Defined... button.

Older drivers, and those on smaller machines may look like this.

Find the drop down menu for paper sizes. At the bottom of the list you will find and click "User Defined".

The User Defined Paper Size dialog will appear.

1) Name the new paper size

2) Define the paper width and height. Use this chart as a guide.

Paper SizeWidthHeight
7x107"10"
6.25x96.25"9"
5.5x8.55.5"8.5"
8x9 Pano8"9"
Square Card5.25"10.5"

3) Click Save and then OK.

Final Steps

Click OK in the printer properties dialog to return to the Photoshop Elements print dialog.

1) Verify that the Select Paper Size drop down now says the custom size name you just defined.

2) Set Orientation to Landscape.

3) Set the Select Print Size drop down to "Actual Size".

4) Uncheck "Crop to Fit"

Card Layout Complete - Click Print

Congratulations! You have set up and printed a Red River Paper greeting cards.

Top Tip - Cut plain copy paper to your card size for printing practice before using the good stuff.