I work at a retail print shop and use photoshop often to print documents.

I've noticed ever since we upgraded to CS6, PS will save the print settings between unrelated files. Eg: I set the print settings to print 30 copies from a certain tray in our printer and grayscale. I quit the program. Then the next time I open a completely different customer file, hit print, the same settings (number of copies and all) are still set to print that document.

This seems like a good idea, but it makes for a lot of wasted paper when we are expecting to hit print and it go to the default settings.

I'm using a Windows 7 installed PC, if that makes any difference.

  • Seems to me this is far more tech support than design related.
    – Scott
    Commented Oct 27, 2013 at 19:14

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In Version CS6, when you hold down the space bar when selecting File > Print, the previous print settings for the document will be ignored.

Having this capability is useful if you have a file with corrupted print settings. This command enables you to specify the print settings from scratch.

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Why not try using an action or script to run your print job? You could have one-click functionality for any combination of print jobs.

I know this doesn't 'solve' the specific issue, but removes it with a superior and customized workflow. In addition to time saved, it would also remove user error as the print settings are preset in the script.

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