Printing to Laser Printers from Photoshop
Before you begin: Work locally. Always start by moving your file to the desktop. Opening and printing files from a USB (Cloud, or other) drive can create problems.
Navigate to File>Print. Select a printer from the Printer dropdown menu. Select one of the Xerox Printers.
(Tip: if you only want black and white output, select one of the “Mono” print queues and you will be charged the cheaper black and white rate.)
(Note: these instructions are written for Mac. Most functions in Windows are very similar. There will be notes for some steps where the process differs for Windows.)
Click the Print Settings… button.
Select the printer you are using from the Printer dropdown menu. Click Show Details.
In the Paper Size dropdown menu, select U.S. Letter for 8.5″ x 11″ or Tabloid for 11″ x 17″.
Click Save. *If you are printing double-sided, or to cardstock – don’t click save yet, go to the next step!
For double-sided printing, select “On” or “On (Short Edge)” from the Double-Sided dropdown menu, depending on which orientation you will be flipping your paper. You will want “On” for vertically aligned (portrait oriented) prints, and “On (Short Edge)” for horizontally aligned (landscape oriented) prints.
(In Windows, use the 2-Sided Printing dropdown in the Print Settings or Properties window)
Printing to Cardstock Paper
Select the Printer Options dropdown and click on Printer Features from the dropdown menu. Select Cardstock from the Paper Type menu.
(In Windows, in the Print Settings or Properties menu, select the Paper dropdown, Select by Tray, Tray 1)
Printing from the Manual Feed Tray/Bypass Tray
If you want to use Manual Feed/Bypass tray: Select the Paper Feed dropdown menu. Select the Bypass Tray from the All Pages From dropdown menu.
(In Windows, in the Print Settings or Properties menu, select the Paper dropdown, Select by Tray, Tray 5)
Once all of your settings are selected, click Save.
The Photoshop Print Preview should now show the paper size you have selected. Use the Layout options to choose Portrait or Landscape orientations. (NOTE: this is only valid for LASER printing. All prints should be sent as Portrait when printing to the Epson Inkjet printers.)
Once your print is oriented properly on the page, click Print.
When your document has reached Papercut, you will see a pop-up notification window.
Follow the releasing prints from Papercut instructions to release your print.
Remember to check the print cost before releasing the print – it can be a great indicator if something is wrong with the size of your print.