Adjustments for Better Print Quality
• Monitor matching may not be applied, or these settings may not be configurable or adjustable, depending
on your monitor and the source application.
• Printing in exactly the same colors as displayed on the monitor may not be possible due to differences in
the monitor and printer color gamuts.
• Calibrating your monitor requires a measuring device.
• Because colors appear different under sunlight at different times of day, we recommend following this
procedure in a room not exposed to sunlight.
The sequence in monitor matching is as follows.
Calibrate the printer.
Calibration improves color consistency by compensating for slight differences in how color appears due to indi-
vidual variation among printheads or conditions in various printing environments.
(See "Using Color Calibration for Color Adjustment.")
Calibrate the monitor.
Normally, you can use a colorimeter such as the i1-Display.
Set the white point to 6500 K or 5000 K, the gamma to 2.2, and the brightness to 120 cd, and activate light
The exact procedure varies depending on your monitor and measurement device.
Open the file to print and configure settings in the source application.
Display the file in the sRGB or Adobe RGB color space.
Configure settings to prevent color conversion by the application.
In Photoshop CS3, for example, select Color Management in the Print dialog box, and then select No Color
Management in Color Handling.
Configure and adjust printer driver settings.
Select Monitor Matching in Matching Method. Specify the Monitor White Point set during monitor calibra-
tion and the Color Temperature and Illuminance measured in the ambient light.
In Color Space, select the color space used when displaying the file in the source application.
If you own an i1-Pro, using Light Source Measure Tool enables more precision measurement of the ambient
For instructions on configuring printer driver settings for monitor matching, refer to the following topic, as appropriate
for your computer and operating system.
• Printing Images to Match Monitor Colors (Windows)
• Printing Images to Match Monitor Colors (Mac OS X)
Printing Images to Match Monitor Colors
• If you will print repeatedly using the settings values you set this one time, we recommend com-
pleting the settings by accessing the printer driver dialog box from the operating system menu.
(See " Accessing the Printer Driver Dialog Box from the Operating System Menu (Windows)