Using my Espon R2000 with Photoshop CS5 and Windows 7 (32 bit), I have to re-select the printer every time I print a copy, resetting the paper type, orientation and printer profile. Sometimes, mostly when I'm only doing my 2nd or 3rd copy, I can just click on the printer properties to make the selections, but most often when I do that I get the error message "because the printer does not exist". I've installed the most recent updates for Photoshop (ver. 12.0.4). Any suggestions?
Here are some things to try. I don't guarantee success, but it will be interesting to hear whether it makes a difference in what you're seeing.
Next time you start Photoshop, and open that document, do you see the same problems?
The short answer is yes, I still see the same problem after following your instructions. First, after clicking ok the first time I chose [Print Settings], when I again chose [Print Settings] I got the inane "Because the printer does not exist" error message. I plunged ahead nonetheless, choosing a different printer, allowing the software to digest that, then choosing the R2000 again, whereupon I was able to choose [Print Settings]. In the meantime, of course, the software had lost all the modifications I had made the first time through. I made the same changes again, printed the file, saved it, and exited Photoshop. I then reopened the same file in Photoshop, but it had lost all the changes I had made (twice) the previous time I had it open.
I've found that if I open a file and choose print, I can select [Print Settings] without an error. If I print it, then try to print it again, I get the error message on selecting [Print Settings]. If I instead open a different file and choose print, I can select [Print Settings] without getting the error message. As long as it's the first time in the session (not sure if it's triggered by a lapse of time or closing and reopening the file), I can select [Print Settings] file after file without seeing the error message. This is small consolation if the print job I'm doing is a bunch of reprints of the same file.
I remember something from a long while ago... Does your printer have a long or complicated name (e.g., containing spaces)?
Seems to me I recall that setting printer names to be simple, 8 or less character names with no spaces or special characters can be helpful.
That's an interesting idea. My printer has the name that was assigned to it by default, but it is long and complicated: "Epson Stylus Photo R2000(Network)". There doesn't seem to be an easy way to rename a network printer in Windows 7. I just did a quick search and didn't find anything very satisfying. Any suggestions? Thanks for your help.
Thank you. I found a video showing how to rename the printer (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Rename-a-printer), tried it and so far, it seems to have done the trick.