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What are Epson Media EMY Files? How do I use them?

What Are EMY Epson Media Files?

EMY stands for Epson Media Files. With newer Epson printers, important information such as paper thickness, platen gap, drying time, and more. These important controls used to be available in the printer driver menus. Now, they are contained in these EMY files and are activated when you choose them as a Media Type.


EMY files and made, edited, and maintained by software called the Epson Media Installer.

EMY files are designed to be made and maintained by you, the user. However, we have created a base set of files for your convenience.

You can edit the settings in an EMY file at any time. Save it as a new name if you want to keep the old EMY file intact.

All non-Epson EMY files are built using an existing Epson EMY file as a base. For example, when we made the UltraPro Satin EMY file, we started with the Epson Premium Luster EMY.

If you want to make your own EMY files, you will do the same. Pick the closest Epson paper, make a copy, then edit that copy.




Search for Epson Media Installer using the Finder and run the program.

NOTE: If you do not see the icon in the Windows driver or cannot find it in the Mac Finder, go to and download it from there.


1 – Make a copy of an EMY file. This is required to build a new EMY for a non-Epson paper.

2 – Edit existing EMY file

3 – Import files. Use this option to import RRP media files into the system.

4 – Export files.

5 – Status of each EMY file.

6 – Printer the Installer is currently talking to.


Once the file installed, it will appear as a media type in the printer driver. This applies for Win and Mac. Below is a Win example.

Simply choose the media type and continue with the rest of your driver settings.

The paper thickness, platen gap, and other settings included in the EMY will be passed onto the printer.


Specific to Mac

Issue: Install EMY files into the app and they do not appear in the Media Type drop down menu.

Verify that the EMY files show Registered in the Status column.

If they are, go to the Apple Menu > System Preferences > Printers & Scanners.

Remove the Epson printer in question and install it again.