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Epson Printing Presets> Custom vs Print Job??
« on: December 16, 2023, 05:26:58 pm »

When I'm printing from LR to Epson P800, I don't understand something in the Epson driver.  After setting all my Print Job settings in LR, I click "Printer" and my Epson driver opens up.  In the driver, I set appropriate Printer Settings and Advanced Media Controls for the paper I'm using.  Then before printing, to save my new settings for this specific paper, under  "Presets" I click "Save Current Settings as a Preset". A new window opens where I name this new preset and I must select a "Type."  it shows two "Types".  First is  "Custom Preset"   and  second is "Print Job Preset".   What do these mean?  When would I use one versus the other?
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Re: Epson Printing Presets> Custom vs Print Job??
« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2023, 10:58:04 pm »

In Lightroom Classic, never use the presets in the Epson print driver! Always use "Default Settings" as everything else is stored within LR in a print template (unless you hit one of the newer macOS bugs with the ColorSync radio button).
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Re: Epson Printing Presets> Custom vs Print Job??
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2023, 02:52:07 pm »

Thanks Andrew, but I must still be doing something wrong.  In the Print Module, I choose a LR User Template for a matte print.  I verify that it has displayed all those settings in the right side Print section and select the icc profile for the specific matte paper.  I click on Printer.  In the driver, I choose the specific printer and leave Preset as Default.  I look to see what that Default is. Glossy and Color Mode = sRGB. See attached.  Then I click Print.  I get a PK ink print onto my matte paper.   The driver "Default" setting has over-ridden my LR settings.  I'm probably not understanding what you are saying, but apparently your point is that LR settings will over-ride the driver.  But that isn't happening for me.  And I don't know what the Colorsync radio button bug is.
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Re: Epson Printing Presets> Custom vs Print Job??
« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2023, 05:02:18 pm »

Those settings look all wrong (like you're using Printer Manages Color, not Application Manages Color).
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Re: Epson Printing Presets> Custom vs Print Job??
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2023, 03:58:36 pm »

So if I stop choosing a driver preset and leave it as "Default", I still need to set the driver for the correct paper source, media type, output resolution and speed don't I? 
Sounds like you're saying there is something wrong with how the driver saves and/or applies saved settings, and therefore, keep at "Default" then manually set each one as appropriate.  Is that it?

Sorry I'm a little dense on this..... confused as to why my past successful practice is wrong.
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Re: Epson Printing Presets> Custom vs Print Job??
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2023, 05:02:54 pm »

So if I stop choosing a driver preset and leave it as "Default", I still need to set the driver for the correct paper source, media type, output resolution and speed don't I? 
Sounds like you're saying there is something wrong with how the driver saves and/or applies saved settings, and therefore, keep at "Default" then manually set each one as appropriate.  Is that it?
Everything should be recorded and applied by a template. Note that depending on the OS, this doesn't always work so double check.
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