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How to Print from a PDF with an Epson Stylus Pro Printer

The workflow for printing a PDF from Adobe Reader with an Epson Stylus Pro printer is a little bit different than the typical workflow used in Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator. Unlike printing from either Photoshop or Illustrator, printing directly from a PDF does not allow you to use an ICC profile with an Epson printer.

How to print from a PDF to an Epson printerWithin the Epson driver you can only select a media type, so you have to select one that’s closest to the media you’re printing to. For example, if you’re printing to Sunset Photo eSatin Paper you would want to select Epson Premium Luster Photo Paper (260) in the driver. If you’re at all confused about which media type to select, you can always consult with your LexJet customer specialist (800-453-9538).

In the videos below you will learn the workflow for printing directly from a PDF to an Epson Stylus Pro Printer using a Mac or a PC, in that order:

Sean McGettigan has been with LexJet for more than a decade, accumulating a wealth of technical and product application knowledge as an technical marketing expert. Originally from Westwood, N.J., Sean is a graduate of both Barry University and Florida State University and is a diehard Notre Dame fan.


  1. The inability of using a color profile is true if you are printing a PDF via Adobe Reader.

    If you are printing a PDF using Acrobat Professional (part of most of the Adobe Creative Suite packages) you can access ICC profiles by clicking on the “Advanced …” button in the Print dialog. This will allow you to access a Color Management tab where you can set the ICC profile of your choice.

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