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1 - Set Up

Do the following to set up Lightroom and your printer.

Windows Print Set Up

There are four tasks.

Task #1 - Basics

1) Go to the Print module.

2) Click the Page Setup button in the lower-left corner of your screen.

The Page Setup button goes to your printer.

A better name for the button would be Printer Setup.

3) Select your printer in the Name menu.

4) Select a paper size in the Size menu.

5) Select an orientation, Portrait or Landscape.

The next task is performed in the window that's already open.

Task #2 - More Options

6) Click the Properties or Preferences button in the above window, the Page Setup window.

This opens a second window with more options.

7) Select the paper type, print quality, and any other settings pertinent to your print.

You may have to navigate to some of the settings:

• Via an Advanced Settings button.

• By using tabs at the top of the window.

8) Click OK to close the windows.  

The next task is performed in the window that's already open.

Task #3 - Turn Off Color Management

By the Printer

9) You'll probably be selecting a printer profile below.

If so, look for the color management section in the open window.

The section may be called by another name.

You may have to refer to the printer manual in order to locate the section.

In the section, turn off the color management by the printer.

Lightroom will do the color management instead.

10) Click OK or Save.

The next task is performed with a Lightroom panel, not a window.

Task #4 - Select the Printer Profile

11) Go to the Print module.

12) Click the Print Job panel on the lower-right side of your screen.

13) Use the Profile menu to select the profile for the printer and paper that you're using.

For example—if you're using an Epson 3880 printer and Epson Premium Luster paper—select Epson Stylus Pro 3880_3885_38890 PremiumLusterPhotoPaper.

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Printer Profile Menu

If the there's no profile for the your printer and the paper you're using, use a profile for your printer and a similar paper.

Or, better, download the proper profile from the website of the printer or paper manufacturer.

Go to Printer Profiles.

Mac Print Set Up

There are four tasks.

Task #1 - Basics

1) Go to the Print module.

2) Click the Page Setup button in the lower-left corner of your screen.

The Page Setup button goes to your printer.

3) Select a printer in the Format For menu.

Select Any Printer in the Format For menu if you want to apply the settings below to all of your printers.

4) Select a paper size in the Paper Size menu.

5) Select an orientation, Portrait or Landscape.

Leave the Scale at 100%.

Let Lightroom scale (change the size) the photograph to avoid unexpected sizing.

6) Click Save.

Task #2 - Print Settings Button

7) Click the Printer Settings button in the lower-left corner of your screen.

The Print Settings button also goes to your printer.

8) Select your printer.

9) Make sure Default is selected in the Presets box.

10) Use the pop-up menu below the Presets box to select the paper type, quality, and any other settings pertinent to your print.

The next task is performed in the window that's already open.

Task #3 - Turn Off Color Management

By the Printer

11) You'll probably be selecting a printer profile below.

If so, look for the color management section in the open window.

The section may be called by another name.

You may have to refer to the printer manual in order to locate the section.

In the section, turn off the color management by the printer.

Lightroom will do the color management instead.

12) If you want to save your printer settings as a preset, select Save As from the Presets menu.

You can have multiple presets for your printer.

13) Click Save.

The next task is performed with a Lightroom panel, not a window.

Task #4 - Select the Printer Profile

14) Go to the Print module.

15) Click the Print Job panel on the lower-right side of your screen.

16) Use the Profile menu to select the profile for the printer and paper that you're using.

For example—if you're using an Epson 3880 printer and Epson Premium Luster paper—select Epson Stylus Pro 3880_3885_38890 PremiumLusterPhotoPaper.

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Printer Profile Menu

If the there's no profile for the your printer and the paper you're using, use a profile for your printer and a similar paper.

Or, better, download the proper profile from the website of the printer or paper manufacturer.

Go to Printer Profiles.