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Xerox 7700 User Manual

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c o l o r l a s e r p r i n t e r
PhaserMatch
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PhaserCal
Version 4.0

User Guide

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  • Page 1: User Guide

    ® Phaser 7700/7750/7760 c o l o r l a s e r p r i n t e r PhaserMatch PhaserCal Version 4.0 User Guide www.xerox.com/office/support...
  • Page 2 Copyright © 2006, 2004 Xerox Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Unpublished rights reserved under the copyright laws of the United States. Contents of this publication may not be reproduced in any form without permission of Xerox Corporation. Copyright protection claimed includes all forms of matters of copyrightable materials and information now allowed by statutory or judicial law or hereinafter granted, including without limitation, material generated from the software programs which are displayed on the screen such as styles, templates, icons, screen displays, looks, etc.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Printing to a Phaser 7700 Printer........
  • Page 4 Managing TekColor Corrections on a Phaser 7760 or Phaser 7750 Printer ... . . 6-1 Managing TekColor Corrections on a Phaser 7700 Printer......6-1 Macintosh System Requirements .
  • Page 5: Introduction

    PhaserCal Software, Version 4.0 PhaserCal 4.0 is a color calibration application for the Phaser 7760, 7750, or 7700 printers. If you have installed the PhaserMatch software, you do not need to install the PhaserCal software.
  • Page 6: Requirements

    Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, and later operating systems (For detailed system requirements, see Windows System Requirements This software supports the Phaser 7760, 7750, and 7700 color laser printers. Other printers by Xerox and other vendors are not supported. Installing PhaserMatch/PhaserCal Software The installer application does not delete existing installations of PhaserMatch.
  • Page 7: Installing On Windows Systems

    Follow the prompts in the installer to finish the installation. Next Recommended Reading ■ For an introduction to using PhaserMatch or PhaserCal to calibrate your Phaser 7760, 7750, or 7700 printer, go to Calibrating a Printer ■ For an introduction to creating a custom TekColor correction, go to TekColor Corrections on page 1-4.
  • Page 8: Creating Custom Tekcolor Corrections

    ■ use an existing ICC device link profile to create a TekColor correction, and then download it to a Phaser 7760 or Phaser 7750 printer or update the Phaser 7700 printer driver. ■ edit an existing ICC device link profile, and then download it to a Phaser 7760 or Phaser 7750 printer or update the Phaser 7700 printer driver.
  • Page 9: Creating New Device Link Profiles

    TekColor Correction Custom TekColor Correction (Used by Phaser printer when selected in Phaser Printer Driver) Phaser 7760/7750 Phaser 7700 TekColor Correction TekColor Correction stored on the Printer stored on a computer and selected in the and sent to the Printer...
  • Page 10: Creating Icc Profiles

    PhaserMatch adds new TekColor corrections to the PostScript printer driver associated with a Phaser 7700 printer. PhaserMatch modifies the printer driver files to make the new TekColor corrections available in the driver on the computer being used. The custom TekColor corrections work just like the TekColor corrections, such as SWOP Press and Euroscale Press, built into the printer.
  • Page 11 6-1 or Printer on page 6-1. PhaserMatch and PhaserCal 4.0 User Guide Typical Uses of PhaserMatch Software Printing to a Phaser 7760 or Phaser on page 4-3. Managing TekColor Corrections on a Phaser 7760 Managing TekColor Corrections on a Phaser 7700...
  • Page 12: Spectrophotometer-Based Calibration

    Printer Calibration Spectrophotometer-Based Calibration There are two methods provided for entering the calibration data values measured by a spectrophotometer. The first method allows you to use PhaserMatch or PhaserCal software to control and communicate with a spectrophotometer that is connected to your computer. The second method allows you to manually import LAB measured data.
  • Page 13: Visual Color Calibration

    Measure the color swatches. Note: The instructions explaining how to manually measure the calibration data and create the needed data file are in section page 7-1. View the measurement data. Send the calibration data to the printer. For more information on how to use these screens, click the Help (?) button in the application. Visual Color Calibration The printer contains a set of instructions that describe how to calibrate the printer visually.
  • Page 14: Creating Custom Tekcolor Corrections

    Creating Custom TekColor Corrections The Phaser printer should have been calibrated using one of the methods mentioned previously in this document before creating new TekColor corrections. When the printer has been color calibrated you can create and use custom TekColor corrections. To create a TekColor correction using a Phaser printer ICC profile and a target device ICC profile: Launch the PhaserMatch application.
  • Page 15: Selecting A Phaser Printer Profile

    Device link profiles are used by PhaserMatch to create TekColor corrections. The TekColor corrections can be sent to a Phaser printer or saved in the driver for the Phaser printer. Note: When creating Phaser printer profiles using a third party ICC profile creation application, you should make sure the print to be measured is made with no color correction (Select None for the TekColor correction in the Phaser printer's PostScript driver).
  • Page 16: Device Link Profile Options Screen

    TekColor correction. This screen is not shown when using a Phaser 7700 printer. The Phaser 7760 and Phaser 7750 printer can store up to 10 custom TekColor corrections.
  • Page 17 PhaserMatch adds new color corrections to the printer driver when it is used with a Phaser 7700 printer. The application updates the driver files to make the new TekColor custom color corrections available in the driver on the computer where PhaserMatch is installed. There...
  • Page 18: Printing To A Phaser 7760 Or Phaser 7750 Printer

    Printing with Custom TekColor Corrections Printing to a Phaser 7760 or Phaser 7750 Printer Macintosh OS X The TekColor corrections created by PhaserMatch work with applications that generate CMYK or RGB color values when printing. Computers with TCP/IP Connections to the Printer When using a computer with a TCP/IP connection to the printer, the driver lists the TekColor corrections using the short name of the correction.
  • Page 19: Windows 2000 And Windows Xp

    Windows 2000 and Windows XP The TekColor corrections created by PhaserMatch work with applications that generate CMYK or RGB color values when printing. Computers with TCP/IP Connections to the Printer When using a computer with a TCP/IP connection to the printer, the driver lists the TekColor corrections using the short name of the correction.
  • Page 20: Printing To A Phaser 7700 Printer

    Click OK. Note: USB, NetWare, NetBEUI, and AppleTalk are not TCP/IP connections. Printing to a Phaser 7700 Printer Macintosh OS X The TekColor corrections created by PhaserMatch work with applications that generate CMYK color values when printing. Applications, such as Adobe PhotoShop and Illustrator, are a couple of applications that can be set up to do this.
  • Page 21: Windows 2000 And Windows Xp

    In the Print screen, click the Properties button. Select the TekColor tab. Click on the Press Match Color selection. Click on the short name for the desired color mode. PhaserMatch and PhaserCal 4.0 User Guide Printing to a Phaser 7700 Printer...
  • Page 22: Editing Custom Tekcolor Corrections Overview

    Editing Custom TekColor Corrections Editing Custom TekColor Corrections Overview Use Edit Profile to make minor color changes in a PhaserMatch custom Device Link Profile. The edited version of the device link profile will become a custom TekColor correction once it is downloaded to the printer.
  • Page 23 The PhaserMatch editor provides buttons to edit the device link profile. The buttons are shown in the following figure. Output Gamma Curves Editing Tool Button Fine Tune Tool Use the Output Gamma Curves Editing Tool to make changes in the output lookup tables. The changes you make when using this tool are shown in the preview image and should model what you expect to see when printing.
  • Page 24 Use the Fine Tune Tool to make small changes to a specific color or range of colors. When you use this tool, you edit the device color space so you may be editing CMYK or RGB color spaces. To create a new color edit: Click the Fine Tune icon.
  • Page 25: Managing Tekcolor Corrections On A Phaser 7760 Or Phaser 7750 Printer

    Managing TekColor Corrections on a Phaser 7700 Printer When using a Phaser 7700 printer under a Macintosh operating system, the Download Profile button is used to manage the custom TekColor corrections associated with a printer driver. This functionality can be used to generate new color corrections from existing device link profiles.
  • Page 26: Troubleshooting

    Xerox Phaser 7760, 7750, or 7700 color laser printers only ■ ■ Installation of the Xerox Phaser 7760, 7750, or 7700 Macintosh printer driver (This driver must be used in order to use PhaserMatch 4.0 TekColor corrections.) Windows System Requirements ■...
  • Page 27 Once the instrument is set up correctly, measure the set of printed color swatches in sequence from top to bottom, reading down each column before moving to the next column on the right. When you complete the measurements, save the measured data as a "space-delimited" ASCII text file.
  • Page 28: Additional Information

    Resource For automated printer diagnostics and troubleshooting using your web browser, go to the PhaserSMART website: For general support, go to the Xerox support website: For Xerox Phaser printer information, go to the Xerox Office website: PhaserMatch and PhaserCal 4.0 User Guide...
  • Page 29 Glossary Calibration The checking, adjusting or standardizing of a device. See also Printer Color Calibration. The Commission Internationale de l'Eclairage. The main international organization concerned with color appearance and color measurement. CIE Lab The CIE L*, a*, b* color space where: L* represents lightness a* represents redness/greenness b* represents yellowness/blueness...
  • Page 30 Device Link Profiles ICC profiles that describe the color behavior of two CMYK devices: your Xerox Phaser printer and a target device, such as a printing press or a proofing device. These two profiles are combined together into a single file.
  • Page 31 Phaser Printer Profiles Phaser Printer Profiles are standard ICC profiles that describe the Phaser 7760, 7750, and 7700 printers. A printer profile is a file describing to the computer operating system's color management software how the printer describes the colors it prints.
  • Page 32 Introduction to Color Management Color management is based on color spaces. The range of colors, or gamut, perceived by the human eye, captured on film, displayed on a computer monitor, and rendered by a printer vary significantly. Each has its own color space, a mathematical means of describing its colors. RGB is an additive color space that combines red, green, and blue light to create all other colors.
  • Page 33 When you create an image using an application that uses ColorSync or ICM, a profile can be embedded in the image file. The Phaser 7760, 7750, and 7700 printer work with applications that produce CMYK and RGB colors and will ignore embedded profiles.
  • Page 34 Index PhaserMatch and PhaserCal 4.0 User Guide ASCII text file, 7-2 calibrating overview, 1-3 using a spectrophotometer, 2-1 visually calibrating, 2-2 color calibration, 1-3, 2-1, 2-2 color calibration data file, 7-2 color management, A-1, B-1 creating custom, 1-4, 1-5 custom TekColor corrections creating, 1-4, 1-5, 3-1, 3-2 editing, 5-1 editing hints, 5-2...
  • Page 35 PhaserCal, 1-1 PhaserMatch, 1-1 preserve paper color, 3-3 printer profiles using Phaser printer profiles, 3-1 printing to a Phaser 7700 printer, 1-6, 4-4 printing to a Phaser 7760 and 7750 printer, 1-6, 4-1, 4-2 profiles creating and using target device...