Help with Printer

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by w50, May 18, 2006.

  1. w50 macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2006
    Hi, Mac newbie here, still transiting from PC/XP. Got my iMac (Intel) 20" 2 weeks ago. Just got around to connecting my Epson 1290 photo printer a few days ago and struggling to get good photo printouts. A lot of options I had on PC not available on Mac like type of paper, controlling printout resolution and quality. Photos are so bad compared to when printing from my PC. Could not find any driver that allows the printer to reach its full quality potential.

    2 questions please:
    1. Anyone know of a driver for my printer?
    2. I'm prepared to get a new printer so what recommendation of a good photo printer (A4 size good enough but equivalent print quality to the Epson 1290) that works well with iMac with up to date drivers for Intel Mac?

  2. blodwyn macrumors 65816

    Jul 28, 2004
    Portland, Oregon
    In the print dialog box, have you tried clicking the "Copies & Pages" drop down. You will find all sorts of settings to play with in there. When I was switching it took me a while to find how to change the settings. If this doesn't help, then HP printers are usually well supported with Mac drivers.
  3. riciad macrumors 6502

    Oct 10, 2005
    You should be able to print fine. Download the driver from Epson. I had no problems with my old 1270.

    Here's some of the screens you should be seeing-

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  4. w50 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 18, 2006

    Thanks both for your replies - got it exactly like you said! Solved the problem and saved me a new printer. I'm happy again! Cheers!

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