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Epson Print Preview Question

Marsha88

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My first post..hope it's in the right place!
I have an older Epson printer and Windows 7. In LR, I always use the print preview before printing out a photo. It has saved me a lot of ink and paper. My question is for a friend that just bought the Epson p800 and is not finding a print preview button. She has a Mac and is using the LR print module. Her monitor is calibrated but when printing out a photo, the colors are way off compared to what she is seeing in the develop module. Anyone have any ideas for helping?
Thanks...Marsha
 

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I have an Epson XP-960 printer and late 2015 iMac 5K and there is no print preview. I used to have a PC and agree that a print preview is useful. Have been living quite well without it, although have had a time or two when what printed was not what I expected.
 

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Unfortunately I think the print preview is only available in Epson's print drivers for Windows, and not for Macs. Perhaps a Mac using Epson owner will be able to confirm that.
Thank you Roger for taking the time to reply. I am afraid you might be right...that is what we are suspecting.
 

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I have an Epson XP-960 printer and late 2015 iMac 5K and there is no print preview. I used to have a PC and agree that a print preview is useful. Have been living quite well without it, although have had a time or two when what printed was not what I expected.
Thanks for your reply..appreciate it!
 
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Her monitor is calibrated but when printing out a photo, the colors are way off compared to what she is seeing in the develop module.

That suggests she has the wrong profile for the paper she's using. Make sure that in the Printer Preferences the color management option is set to "off", and then in the LR print module make sure the correct profile for the paper is selected before printing.

If it's still not working post again with more details and I'm sure someone can help you sort it out.
 

Marsha88

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That suggests she has the wrong profile for the paper she's using. Make sure that in the Printer Preferences the color management option is set to "off", and then in the LR print module make sure the correct profile for the paper is selected before printing.

If it's still not working post again with more details and I'm sure someone can help you sort it out.
Thank you so much..I will pass it on!
 
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