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USING A PRINTER PROFILE (FOR MAC OS X)
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Version 1.0
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A guide to installing and using custom printer profiles
www.pureprofiles.com

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  Summary of Contents for Canon Pixma IP4950

  • Page 1 USING A PRINTER PROFILE (FOR MAC OS X) Pure Profiles Version 1.0 SING A RINTER ROFILE ROFILES OS X) A guide to installing and using custom printer profiles www.pureprofiles.com...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    A.1 Epson PX710W ............................. 17 A.2 Epson 1500 ............................20 A.3 Epson R3000 ............................22 A.4 Canon IP4950, IX6500, 9500 Pro Mk II ....................25 A.5 Other Printers ............................27 Appendix B – Troubleshooting ......................... 28 B.1 Common Problems ..........................29...
  • Page 3: Chapter 1 - Installing Your Printer Profile

    USING A PRINTER PROFILE (FOR MAC OS X) ROFILES 1. I NSTALLING RINTER ROFILE www.pureprofiles.com | P a g e 3...
  • Page 4: How To Install Your Printer Profile

    USING A PRINTER PROFILE (FOR MAC OS X) ROFILES 1.1 How to Install Your Printer Profile When you receive your custom profile from us, the profile will be delivered as an attachment to your email. To install the profile, you must first save it on to the hard drive of your computer (you could put it straight into the location where the operating system will recognise it as a profile, but we would recommend creating a copy of the profile elsewhere first).
  • Page 5 USING A PRINTER PROFILE (FOR MAC OS X) ROFILES Step 3  Enter the folder name which you want to use for the profile. This has to be one of the following : /Library/ColorSync/Profiles This directory makes the profile visibile to all users. /Users/___/Library/ColorSync/Profiles (where ___ is your username) This directory makes the profile...
  • Page 6: Chapter 2 - Using Your Printer Profile

    USING A PRINTER PROFILE (FOR MAC OS X) ROFILES 2. U SING RINTER ROFILE 2.1 Guide for Using Your Profile with Photoshop CS5 ....... 7 2.2 Guide for Using Your Profile with Photoshop Elements 10 ....10 2.3 Guide for Using Your Profile with Lightroom Version 3 ..... 13 P a g e 6 | www.pureprofiles.com...
  • Page 7: Guide For Using Your Profile With Photoshop Cs5

    USING A PRINTER PROFILE (FOR MAC OS X) ROFILES 2.1 Guide for Using Your Profile with Photoshop CS5 Step 1  With an image loaded, go to the File menu and select the Print... option. Step 2  In the top right-hand corner of the Print dialog, set the drop- down to Color...
  • Page 8 USING A PRINTER PROFILE (FOR MAC OS X) ROFILES Step 3  Click on the Printer Profile drop-down and select the profile that you have installed.  If the profile does not appear, then please check the earlier installation instructions. The profile will appear with the name that you entered when you placed...
  • Page 9 USING A PRINTER PROFILE (FOR MAC OS X) ROFILES Step 5  Tick the Black Point Compensation box.  Once all the settings have been done, click on the Print button.  You will now be taken to your printer driver settings, which can be found in Appendix A of this guide.
  • Page 10: Guide For Using Your Profile With Photoshop Elements 10

    USING A PRINTER PROFILE (FOR MAC OS X) ROFILES 2.2 Guide for Using Your Profile with Elements 10.0 Step 1  With an image loaded, go to the File menu and select the Print... option. Step 2  Click on the More Options...
  • Page 11 USING A PRINTER PROFILE (FOR MAC OS X) ROFILES Step 3  Click on the Printer Profile drop-down and select the profile that you have installed.  If the profile does not appear, then please check the earlier installation instructions. The profile will appear with the name that you entered when you placed...
  • Page 12 USING A PRINTER PROFILE (FOR MAC OS X) ROFILES Step 5  Click on the Print... button.  You will now be taken to your printer driver settings, which can be found in Appendix A of this guide. Please make sure this is set up the same as when the profiling charts were...
  • Page 13: Guide For Using Your Profile With Lightroom Version 3

    USING A PRINTER PROFILE (FOR MAC OS X) ROFILES 2.3 Guide for Using Your Profile with Lightroom Version 3 Step 1  With an image selected, select the Print option, and make sure the options are visible on the right hand side. Step 2 ...
  • Page 14 USING A PRINTER PROFILE (FOR MAC OS X) ROFILES Step 4  You will now see a list of profiles that are currently installed on your system.  Choose the profiles that you want to use with Lightroom by clicking on the tick boxes, and then click OK.
  • Page 15 USING A PRINTER PROFILE (FOR MAC OS X) ROFILES Step 6  Select the Rendering Intent by clicking on the current setting, and then choosing one of the following, based on the content of the photo. Perceptual is recommended as the best option for photographic images with saturated colours or shadow...
  • Page 16: Appendix A - Printer Driver Settings

    A.1 Epson PX710W ................17 A.2 Epson 1500 ................... 20 A.3 Epson R3000 .................. 22 A.4 Canon IP4950, IX6500, 9500 Pro Mk II ..........24 A.5 Other Printers ................26 Due to the wide range of printers available, we cannot provide guides for each one, but you should be able to find a close match with one of the guides listed above –...
  • Page 17: Epson Px710W

    USING A PRINTER PROFILE (FOR MAC OS X) ROFILES A1. Epson Driver for the PX710W Step 1  Make sure the Printer setting is set to your printer  Halfway down the screen there is a line with a drop- down list in the middle of it.
  • Page 18 USING A PRINTER PROFILE (FOR MAC OS X) ROFILES A1. Epson Driver for the PX710W Step 4  Go to the Print Settings tab.  Set the Media Type to the correct setting for your paper (this has to be the same setting as when you printed out the profiling charts).
  • Page 19 USING A PRINTER PROFILE (FOR MAC OS X) ROFILES A1. Epson Driver for the PX710W Step 7  Go to the Extensions tab.  All colour enhancements and image manipulation options must be switched off - so in this case, the Fix Red-Eye must be disabled.
  • Page 20: Epson 1500

    USING A PRINTER PROFILE (FOR MAC OS X) ROFILES A2. Epson Driver for the 1500 Step 1  Make sure the Printer setting is set to your printer  Halfway down the screen there is a line with a drop-down list in the middle of it.
  • Page 21 USING A PRINTER PROFILE (FOR MAC OS X) ROFILES A2. Epson Driver for the 1500 Step 5  Set the Print Quality to the setting that you want the profile optimised for (this has to be the same setting as when you printed out the profiling charts).
  • Page 22: Epson R3000

    USING A PRINTER PROFILE (FOR MAC OS X) ROFILES A3. Epson Driver for the R3000 Step 1  Make sure the Printer setting is set to your printer  Halfway down the screen there is a line with a drop- down list in the middle of it.
  • Page 23 USING A PRINTER PROFILE (FOR MAC OS X) ROFILES A3. Epson Driver for the R3000 Step 4  Go to the Print Settings tab and choose the Basic setting.  Set the Media Type to the correct setting for your paper (this has to be the same setting as when you printed out the profiling...
  • Page 24 USING A PRINTER PROFILE (FOR MAC OS X) ROFILES A3. Epson Driver for the R3000 Step 7  Go to the Paper Configuration tab.  Make sure the Color Density is set to 0 – if a different setting is used to print the profiling charts, the same setting should be used when...
  • Page 25: Canon Ip4950, Ix6500, 9500 Pro Mk Ii

    USING A PRINTER PROFILE (FOR MAC OS X) ROFILES A4. Canon Driver for the IP4950, IX6500, 9500 Pro MK II Step 1  Make sure the Printer setting is set to your printer  Halfway down the screen there is a line with a drop-down list in the middle of it.
  • Page 26 USING A PRINTER PROFILE (FOR MAC OS X) ROFILES A4. Canon Driver for the IP4950, IX6500, 9500 Pro MK II Step 4  Go to the Quality & Media tab.  Set the Media Type to the correct setting for your...
  • Page 27: Other Printers

    Due to the wide range of printers available, we cannot provide guides for each one, but if you have an Epson or Canon printer, then hopefully you should have found a close match with one of the guides listed previously. If you haven’t, then please take a look through these settings, and see if you can apply them to your printer driver.
  • Page 28: Appendix B - Troubleshooting

    USING A PRINTER PROFILE (FOR MAC OS X) ROFILES APPENDIX B : T ROUBLESHOOTING P a g e 28 | www.pureprofiles.com...
  • Page 29: Common Problems

    USING A PRINTER PROFILE (FOR MAC OS X) ROFILES B.1 Common Problems Once your profile has been installed, we would recommend you test it out. You can use your own images, or on our downloads page you will find a file called ‘Test Print’ – this is an A4 image that will show any problems with the profile.
  • Page 30 USING A PRINTER PROFILE (FOR MAC OS X) ROFILES Pure Profiles Custom printer profiling for your perfect prints. Copyright 2012 Pure Profiles P a g e 30 | www.pureprofiles.com...

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