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What is the High Speed setting in the Epson driver?

RELATES TO:

  • High Speed printer driver setting
  • Print speed
  • Print quality

EXPLANATION:


The High Speed printing setting relates to the printing method of the printer.

  • When High Speed mode is selected in the Epson printer driver, the printer prints in both directions (from right to left, then left to right [bidirectional printing]). Select this mode to obtain the fastest image printing - please note that as a result the quality of the print may be affected.

  • When High Speed mode is not selected or turned off, the printer prints in one direction only (from right to left [unidirectional printing]). Unidirectional printing is slower than bidirectional printing, and recommended for highest quality image printing.

To select the High Speed printing mode, open the printer driver from Printers, Printers and Faxes or Devices and Printers in Windows or File > Print in Mac OS X. For help on enabling this setting, follow the instructions below for your operating system.

Note:

This setting may only be available on certain quality and paper selections, depending on the driver.

Windows

Windows 95, 98 and ME

  1. Go to Start > Settings > Printers.

  2. Right-click the icon for your Epson printer. Left-click on Properties from the menu.


  3. This will open the driver on the General tab.

  4. Click on the Advanced tab. Move to step 5.

    For some drivers the Advanced section is accessed in a different way:

    1. Click on the Main tab.


    2. Then click on the Advanced button in the bottom-right of the window.


    3. Click Continue if a Note dialogue appears.


    For some drivers, you will need to access the Advanced options via the Mode section on the Main tab. Click the Custom radio button under Mode and then click the Advanced button.


  5. In Advanced, locate the High Speed setting on the left.
    • If a tick is in the box, High Speed printing is enabled.
    • If a tick is not in this box, High Speed printing printing is not enabled. Click into the box beside High Speed to enable High Speed printing. Click on OK to save this as the default setting.

Windows 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8

  1. Open the Printers / Printers and Faxes / Devices and Printers folder from Control Panel.


  2. Right-click on the icon for your Epson printer and left-click on Printing Preferences in the menu.


  3. This will open on the Main tab.

    Note:

    In the latest drivers for Stylus Pro Graphics products like the Stylus Photo R2880 and Stylus Pro 4880, you can find the setting as follows:

    1. On the Main tab, select Quality Options from the Print Quality drop-down menu.


    2. The Quality Options window that contains the High Speed setting will open. You can enable or disable High Speed as desired by adding or removing the tick.


    3. Click OK, then OK again to save the settings.

    Follow the steps below for other drivers and products.


  4. Click on the Advanced tab. Move to step 5.


    For some drivers the Advanced section is accessed in a different way.

    1. On the Main tab, click on the Advanced button in the bottom-right of the window.

      Main tab Advanced Button


    2. Click Continue if a Note dialogue box appears.

      Advanced settings Note - Continue


    For some drivers, you will need to access the Advanced options via the Mode section on the Main tab. Click the Custom radio button under Mode and then click on the Advanced button.

    Older driver Main screen


  5. In Advanced, locate the High Speed setting on the left.

    • If a tick is in the box, High Speed printing is enabled.

    • If a tick is not in this box, High Speed printing is not enabled. Click into the box beside High Speed to enable High Speed printing. Click on OK to save this as the default setting.

    Advanced Screen

Mac OS X

  1. Click on File, and Print from within the application you want to print from.

  2. Click on Print Settings (10.2-10.4 from Copies & Pages or in 10.5, from the menu titled with the program name such as Text Edit).

    10.2, 10.3, 10.4: Print Settings


    10.5 and 10.6: Print Settings:


  3. Clear any customised settings and change the settings as appropriate.

    • High Speed should be set for general printing:


    • Plain papers and Text / Normal quality settings are recommended for general printing.

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