About a year ago I wrote a post about the various printable vinyl sticker papers I had tried with my Epson Eco-Tank 2760 printer, and for as little promotion and updating as I do to this website I've been a little surprised at the amount of views and Amazon associate activity that one review has garnered, so thank you all for that, I hope it saved you some time.
Over the last quarter of 2021 I've been using the printer a little more heavily as bands have requested stickers, and I most recently print and cut a run of 50 CD sleeves for which I'll eventually do a tutorial blog, but the reason for this update is because Linda reached out on my Facebook page today (on my birthday!) asking for help with print quality settings on this sticker paper. Over the last week I'd been thinking about updating with that very information because I've had such consistent results recently on these long print runs.
These settings are for my previously reviewed favorite printable vinyl, LD brand 8.5"x11" Water Resistant Photo Sticker Paper (GLOSSY) 100 pack, MSRP $22.23. This is an associate link, as with the others in this blog, and if you make the purchase, I am compensated monetarily.
With paper type set to Premium Photo Paper Glossy in the ET-2760 Series Properties application during print preparation, click the Print Quality dropdown menu and select More Settings to make the Quality Settings window appear.
Slide the bar to the right for highest quality print and click Ok. The left end of the slider optimizes for Speed at the cost of Quality.
Once you click Ok and leave the Quality Settings window, click the middle tab on the top left of the Print Properties application, titled More Options. Here you find Printing Presets on the left, which I'll cover in a moment, but first, on the bottom right side in the Additional Settings section, make sure High Speed is not checked. It is the second option in that list, after "Rotate 180 degrees."
If you don't use a print preset, High Speed will revert to the Checked position after each print run because Eco-Tank printers prioritize ink savings. Let's make a preset now.
Create a Printing Preset for each material as you dial settings in, so you don't have to do it manually anymore. On the left side of the More Options tab as seen above, click the button that says "Add /Remove Presets..." to open the Custom Settings window, pictured below.
Create a name for the preset in the field on the top right
Select an icon in the horizontal slider below that
Write an optional comment about the preset in the field below that
Mine is titled Glossy Sticker Printing, with an icon of a photograph, and comments read "LDProducts.com glossy photo sticker paper ideal color preset."
Underneath the comments box is a line with the date and time of the preset creation for future reference in case you update settings later, and below that you will now click Save. You can then Close this window, and the next time you need to print stickers on the LD Glossy Inkjet Photo Sticker Paper, you can just click that preset in the lefthand panel instead of manually adjusting any settings again.
Hopefully this saves you some material and energy, catch me on Instagram or Facebook if you need further assistance, but remember I don't work for Epson and haven't been trained in their tech support, I'm just DIYing and posting my results as I test things privately.
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