I searched for this first but didn't find anything, Hope I,m not the first to be confused with this! I'm trying to print 8x10 on 8.5x11 paper. Now this is a two part question. First, am I supposed to crop my photo to the size I want to print in my editing software before opening the print driver and setting up stuff in the properties? Second, when in the properties on the Main page under paper settings I select 8.5x11 for my paper size. But I get confused when I get into the page layout tab. Under layout, why does it ask for paper size again? Now output paper is what throws me off. First of all the output should always be the same as the paper size being used, shouldn't it? Unless there is a paper cutting feature in the printer that I haven't heard about! LOL. I never know what to set this to.... and, if or when to check the Reduce/Enlarge box. My prints either come out too large or too small.
The Epson printer driver does not have an image crop feature, you have to set the image size and dimensions in your editing program. You can either follow Mick's suggestion or you can crop the image. Just be aware that if you want to make an asymmetrical crop it's probably easier to use a crop tool.
The reason you can select paper size a second time in the Page Layout tab is so that you can define the layout size of the image and then if you choose to print it on larger paper than the image size you can select that paper size in the Output paper drop down. This ensures that the printed image will be centered on the paper. The Paper Settings under the Main tab is there to tell the printer which source of paper feed to use and the size of the paper loaded in the paper feed.
So, let's say you had an image that you cropped in your edit program to 8x10. You want to print it on a sheet that is 13x19. Here are the prescribed driver settings:
Main Tab Paper Settings
Source: Manual - Rear (this depends on the paper feed path you choose) Size: 13x19
Page Layout Tab Layout
Paper Size: 8x10 Output Paper: 13x19
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