I can't get the "Fine Art" Epson papers "Hot Press" or "Cold Press" to show up in the printer dialog box. (I pay by the hour and the square foot to use the 9900 to print works for a show that opens in two weeks, so this is both pressing and costly.) I have tried everything I could think of (details below). As a work-around, I exported 16-bit TIFFs, opened them on another machine in PS-CS6, and printed them. The Epson Hot Press paper can be selected in the PS print dialog on that machine. The print looks excellent.
I'd rather print from Aperture as I am familiar with it. I'm worried there are some small settings in PS printing that I don't know about (e.g.: sharpening). The prints are going straight to the framer.
OS 10.8.5 on an Intel 2.7 GHz Core i7 MacBook Pro w. 16 GB RAM.
(No beta-ware installed.)
PS-CC (14.1.2 x64) on this machine. (Do not have the version number of PS-CS6 that is installed on the other machine.)
My studio printer is an Epson 3880. On that printer, I have to select one of the print dialog "Paper Size" presets with "(Manual - Rear)" in the name in order for the full complement of Epson Fine Art papers to show in the "Printer Settings➞Basic➞Media Type➞Fine Art Paper" drop-down of the printer dialog box. (I am using "print dialog box" to refer to Aperture's print dialog, and "printer dialog box" to refore to the OS print dialog box that comes up after clicking "print" at the bottom right of Aperture's print dialog box.)
The 3880 does not accept roll paper. One of my reasons for using the 9900 is that it does accept roll paper. There are no "(Manual - Rear)" presets that I could find for the 9900.
Oddly, in PS-CC (this machine), I cannot specify "Hot Press" either. Only on the other machine (which is at the community arts center lab where I print) does "Hot Press" show in the fine art paper types. That machine does not have Aperture installed.
I have updated my 9900 driver, and downloaded the most recent ICC profiles for the paper. I installed the profiles in both the system library and my user library. I can select the profiles.
The current driver listed on Epson's site is 9.04. The version which shows in "System Prefs➞Print and Scan➞Epson Stylus Pro 9900➞Options and Supplies➞General➞Driver Version" is 8.64. I have re-downloaded and re-installed. Twice. My system consistantly reports 8.64.
I have rebooted, hard and soft.
I am using only Epson ICC profiles, only for matte papers ("Mk").
Cross-posted at the Apple Aperture Support Community