Xpres 1290 User Manual

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Epson 1290

Instruction Manual

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Section 1

Driver Installation & Setup

Page 1

Installing & setting up the Epson 1290 Printer

Section 2

CorelDRAW setup

Page 2-3

Installing & setting up the Xpres Subli-Print colour profile

Section 3


Page 3

Printing with the Xpres Subli-Print colour profile

Section 4

Bulk feed system

Page 4-6

Installing the Subli-Print bulk feed system

Section 5


Page 7-8

Working with CorelDRAW sublimation templates

Page 8

Tips on using templates

Section 6

Sublimation ink

Page 8

Tips on using Subli-Print ink

Section 7

Sublimation paper

Page 8

Sublimation paper usage and tips

Section 8


Page 9

Introducing CorelDRAW and its tools

Page 10

CorelDRAW's most common tools

Page 10-11

Common CorelDRAW tasks

Section 9


Page 11

Sublimation printable's hints and tips

Section 10


Page 12

General troubleshooting and tips

Xpres 1290 User Manual

Installing & Setting up the Epson 1290 printer

Insert the Epson Stylus 1290 software CD-ROM into your CD-ROM drive. The CD will auto run. Select 'Install printer Driver / Utility' from the menu, and click the arrow as in the diagram 1 below. When Diagram 2 appears click OK. It will now copy files to your computer as in diagram 3. Make sure the USB cable is connected to the PC and printer, then turn on the printer as instructed in diagram 4. After the utility has found your printer it will confirm this as in diagram 5. The Epson 1290 has now been successfully installed.

Now follow the Epson 1290 driver setup below.

Diagram 1

Diagram 2

Diagram 3

Diagram 4

Diagram 5

Browse to the Printers and Faxes folder. Right click on the Epson 1290 printer and click on 'Properties'. Click on 'Printing preferences as in diagram 6, then follow the diagrams below.

Diagram 6 Diagram 7 Diagram 8







Diagram 9

Diagram 10

Diagram 11



Click 'Save' then click



OK until all open boxes


are closed.



1. Plain Paper

Name it





2. Photo - 720dpi




3. Tick all boxes



4. No Color





Save settings


Setting up CorelDRAW 10 onwards

Before you start this section you will need to download the Xpres Subli-Print colour profile from the Xpres website.

The address is www.xpres.co.uk/downloads.php You can also find the profile on the Subli-Print CD supplied with the bulk feed system. This disk can also be sent out upon request.

Close CorelDRAW. When you have downloaded the 'Subli_Print_1290.V1.icm' colour profile, right click on it and choose 'Install Profile' from the top of the menu. Note: The profile will install automatically and will not give any feedback. Also on some systems you will not be able to see the 'Install Profile' option. If this is the case change the .ICM extension to .ICC then re-try.

Start CorelDRAW and click on Window > Colour Palettes. Tick the 'Default RGB palette'. Repeat the process then un-tick 'Default CMYK palette'. Now click on Tools > Colour Management. You will now see the colour management dialogue box appear as in diagram 1 below.

Diagram 1


Note: For CorelDRAW X3 users

ensure you select ‘RGB (used in versions previous to CorelDRAW X3)’. This is found at the bottom under the ‘Colour mode used for effects’ section.







First, all the (Orange/Grey) arrows need to be set as shown above. To change the colour of the arrows (Orange colour switched on, Gray colour switched off). To turn the arrows on or off just click on the arrow itself.

1. Configure Import-Export Settings: Click on the image of the paper to bring up the window shown below (diagram 2). This window configures how CorelDRAW handles files that are imported to a document.

Diagram 2

Click Import: Always covert UsingSelect Internal RGB Fraser (1998) from the drop down menu.

Click Export: Always embed usingSelect Internal RGB Fraser

(1998) from the drop down menu.

Click OK.

2. Composite Printer: Select the Subli_Print_1290_V1 printer profile. Note: if you cant choose the Subli_Print_1290_V1 from the drop down menu means the ICC profile is not yet installed on your pc or you may not have restarted Corel since the ICC installation. Close and re-launch Corel.


3.Monitor: Select the ICC profile for your monitor (If you also have Adobe Photoshop on your system you can select the profile you created in Adobe Gamma). You may also check out the website of your monitor manufacturer for ICC profiles for your particular monitor. If you do not have an ICC colour profile use the 'Generic Profile' instead.

4.Internal RGB Space: Select Internal RGB Fraser (1998)

5.Save your settings: Click the + button and name your settings Subli-Print then Click OK.

CorelDRAW's colour management is now setup. You can now work with your images as normal.

Printing with the Subli-Print ICC profile

When you have your image ready on screen, click file > print. You will now see the print dialogue box below (diagram 1).

Diagram 1

The Epson 1290 properties will now show (diagram 2). Ensure the Subli-Print setting is highlighted.

If it is not click on 'Custom' then click on 'Subli-Print' from the drop down list. Then click OK.

Now click on the Misc tab (diagram 3) and ensure the Subli_Print_1290_V1 is ticked.

Note: Ensure the 'Apply ICC profile' is un-ticked when using other printers.

Now click the print button.

Diagram 2

Diagram 3


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