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Epson Perfection 3200 Software Manual

Epson perfection 3200: supplementary guide.
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    C o l o r M a n a g e d Wo r k f l o w f o r E P S O N S c a n n e r s a n d P r i n t e r s PMA Preview Edition...

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    C o l o r M a n a g e d Wo r k f l o w f o r E P S O N S c a n n e r s a n d P r i n t e r s ®...

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    Copyright © 2003 by Epson America, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior written permission of Epson America, Inc.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Building the Scanner Transparency Profile in MonacoEZcolor ........

  • Page 5: The Art And Science Of Color

    By following the instructions in this booklet, you can achieve effective color reproduction using your EPSON Perfection 3200 scanner and EPSON photo printer. The Art and Science of Color Each device in your computer system has a different color “language.”...

  • Page 6: Printing The Printer Profiling Target

    Click the right arrow at the lower-right of the MonacoEZcolor screen to proceed. The following screen appears: For any EPSON printer, click RGB Printer. From the Printer Model/Technology pop-up menu, choose Other for any EPSON printer, or choose EPSON Stylus Photo 2000P if this is the printer you’re using.

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    Then click Print. Once you’ve printed the target, you’re ready to proceed to the next part of the process: using SilverFast to scan both the scanner and printer targets. Tip: For an accurate printer profile, make sure you let the printer target dry for at least an hour to reach its final, stable color.

  • Page 8: Preparing The Printer And Scanner Targets

    Caution: On some operating systems, MonacoEZcolor lets you scan directly into the application using the EPSON scanner plug-in. Do not use this feature. To create a profile that LaserSoft SilverFast can use correctly, you must scan the scanner and printer targets using SilverFast, as described in the following section.

  • Page 9: Scanning The Targets With Silverfast

    Launch the standalone SilverFast application. You’ll be prompted to import the SilverFast (Epson) plug-in, as shown. You can find the plug-in inside the SilverFast application folder. Note: Your scanner must be connected to your computer and turned on before you can successfully import the scanner plug-in.

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    Turn off all the color management options for the target scan. You need to do this whenever you scan a profiling target. In the Color Management section, set Scanner->Internal and Internal->Monitor to <NONE>, and set Internal->Output to RGB. In the Profiles for ColorSync section, set all profiles to <NONE>.

  • Page 11: Building The Scanner And Printer Profiles

    Save to start the scan. SilverFast scans the target and saves it in the specified location. You’ve completed the scanning process. Now you can return to MonacoEZcolor and build the profiles for your scanner and printer. Building the Scanner and Printer Profiles...

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    Tip: Use descriptive profile names rather than the default names suggested by MonacoEZcolor. For example, you might name the profile for an EPSON Stylus 2200 using Enhanced Matte Paper “SP2200 EM.” Once you’ve entered names for the profiles, they appear under the respective Name buttons.

  • Page 13: Building Additional Printer Profiles

    You can follow the previously described procedure to build additional printer profiles. The only difference is that you don’t need to check Scanner Profile in the Name and Save Profile screen (shown on page 8). However, if you’ve already saved the printer target from MonacoEZcolor as a TIFF file, you can streamline the process slightly.

  • Page 14: Printing The Printer Target From Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0

    Printing the Printer Target from Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 Launch Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0. Choose Color Settings from the Edit menu (Mac OS 9, Windows) or the Photoshop Elements menu (Mac OS X). The Color Settings dialog box appears: Choose Full color management — optimized for Print, then click OK.

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    Patches.tif file, click Don’t Save. Once you’ve printed the target, you’re ready to proceed to the next part of the process: using SilverFast to scan both the scanner and printer targets. See pages 4 to 9 for step-by- step instructions.

  • Page 16: Printing The Printer Target From Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1

    Printing the Printer Target from Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1 Launch Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1. Choose Color Settings from the Edit menu (Mac OS 9, Windows) or the Photoshop menu (Mac OS X). The Color Settings dialog box appears: For Settings, choose U.S. Prepress Defaults, then click OK.

  • Page 17: Preparing The Targets

    IT8 profiling target. So whenever you build a printer profile, you must attach the scanner IT8 target to the printer target in the location marked on the printer target.

  • Page 18: Building A Scanner Profile For Transparencies

    Launch the standalone SilverFast application. You’ll be prompted to import the SilverFast (Epson) plug-in, as shown. You can find the plug-in inside the SilverFast application folder. Note: Your scanner must be connected to your computer and turned on before you can successfully import the scanner plug-in.

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    Turn off all the color management options for the target scan. You need to do this whenever you scan a profiling target. In the Color Management section, set Scanner->Internal and Internal->Monitor to <NONE>, and set Internal->Output to RGB. In the Profiles for ColorSync section, set all profiles to <NONE>.

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    Save the scan in TIFF format. We recommend that you include the scanner and film type in the file name. Once you’ve entered the information, click Save to start the scan. SilverFast scans the target and...

  • Page 21: Building The Scanner Transparency Profile In Monacoezcolor

    Building the Scanner Transparency Profile in MonacoEZcolor Once you’ve scanned the target, you have everything you need to build the scanner profile in MonacoEZcolor, as described in this section. Launch MonacoEZcolor. The Welcome screen appears: Click Create Input Profile, then click the right arrow to proceed.

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    Scanner Profile box unchecked. Tip: Use descriptive profile names rather than the default name suggested by MonacoEZcolor. For example, you might name the profile for scanning transparencies on the EPSON Perfection 3200 “Epson 3200 ( T ).”...

  • Page 23: Building A Display Profile

    MonacoEZcolor displays a progress bar as it builds the scanner profile. Once the profile is built, MonacoEZcolor displays the Finished screen, as shown: You’ve now successfully built a profile for scanning transparencies. In the next section, we provide instructions for building a display profile to provide accurate color on your monitor.

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    The Set Monitor White Point screen appears: Choose 6500K as the Desired White Point. If your monitor has adjustable white point settings, adjust them to 6500K, then choose 6500K in the Hardware Setting area. If your monitor does not offer adjustable white point settings, then choose I Don’t Know in the Hardware Setting area.

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    Use your monitor’s Brightness control to lower the brightness just to the point where you can no longer distinguish the letter from the background. Once you’ve made the adjustments to your satisfaction, click the right arrow to proceed. The following screen appears: Adjust the sliders until the letters blend with the background squares.

  • Page 26: Configuring Color Management In Your Host Application

    SilverFast to ensure that it communicates color correctly to the host application. Finally, we’ll explain how to use profiles to get great prints from your EPSON printer. Configuring Adobe Photoshop Elements 2.0 Adobe Photoshop Elements offers simple but effective color management.

  • Page 27: Configuring Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1

    Configuring Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1 Adobe Photoshop offers powerful but sometimes complicated color management features. To configure Adobe Photoshop for the EPSON Scan- to-Print workflow, follow these simple steps. Choose Color Settings from the Edit menu (Mac OS 9, Windows), or the Photoshop Elements menu (Mac OS X).

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    SilverFast Internal profile to Adobe RGB (1998) to match the host application. In the Profiles for ColorSync section, set the Scanner (Reflective) Profile to the profile you created for reflective scanning with MonacoEZcolor. For the Internal profile, choose Adobe RGB (1998).

  • Page 29: Transparency Scanning With Silverfast

    Transparency Scanning with SilverFast Launch the SilverFast application, or open the File menu and choose Import>SilverFast (Epson) in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. SilverFast appears: On the main SilverFast screen, click the General Tab and set Original to Transparency. To scan positive transparencies, set Pos./Neg.

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    Scanner (Transparent). Otherwise, make sure that the other settings are as shown. If necessary, refer to “Reflective Scanning with SilverFast” on page 23.

  • Page 31: Using Color Management With Your Epson Printer

    Using Color Management with Your EPSON Printer Once you have a scanned and corrected image ready to print, you’ll configure your host application to translate the color to your printer profile. Then you’ll turn off the color management features in the printer driver to prevent a second, unnecessary conversion from happening.

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    Click No Color Adjustment. (If you don’t do this, the printer driver will perform an additional correction to the image data, usually with disappointing results.) Then click Print. Your EPSON printer produces a color- managed print that matches your image as closely as is physically possible.

  • Page 33: Using The Workflow

    Using the Workflow Once you’ve configured the various components in the workflow, you won’t need to change most of the settings. SilverFast will automatically use the correct profiles for transparency and reflective scanning and will automatically deliver the color in Adobe RGB (1998). The only profile setting you need to change regularly is the printer profile.

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