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Print Plug-In for Photoshop Guide
For Macintosh
Contents
Before You Begin ..................................................................................................................iii
The Features of Print Plug-In .......................................................................................iii
How to Read this Document .................................................................................................iv
Symbols........................................................................................................................iv
Buttons .........................................................................................................................iv
Screens ........................................................................................................................iv
Chapter 1 Installing Print Plug-In ........................................................................ 1-1
Operating Environment....................................................................................................... 1-1
Compatible Printers ................................................................................................... 1-1
Operating Environment.............................................................................................. 1-1
Installation Procedures ....................................................................................................... 1-3
Starting the Print Plug-In..................................................................................................... 1-6
Uninstall Procedures........................................................................................................... 1-8
Chapter 2 Functions of Print Plug-In................................................................... 2-1
Print Plug-In Screen Content .............................................................................................. 2-1
Five-Sheet Joint Display............................................................................................ 2-1
Main Sheet ................................................................................................................ 2-5
Page Setup Sheet ..................................................................................................... 2-8
Color Settings Sheet................................................................................................ 2-11
Print History Sheet................................................................................................... 2-12
Print History Details Dialog Box............................................................................... 2-14
Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print ................................................................ 3-1
Utilize Three Types of Previews ......................................................................................... 3-1
Check Image with Print Area Layout 1 ...................................................................... 3-1
Check Image with Print Area Layout 2 ...................................................................... 3-2
Check Original Image with Image Preview................................................................ 3-3
Print with a Desired Picture Quality .................................................................................... 3-4
Adjust the Colors and Print ................................................................................................. 3-8
Adjust the Colors while Checking the Preview .......................................................... 3-8
Adjust the Colors by Color Matching ....................................................................... 3-12
Print High-Quality AdobeRGB16bit Images............................................................. 3-14
Prints monochrome photographs with high quality.................................................. 3-18
Enlarge/Reduce and Print ................................................................................................ 3-20
Enlarge/Reduce and Print Matching Output Media Size ......................................... 3-20
Enlarge/Reduce and Print Matching Width of Roll Paper........................................ 3-23
Specify Scaling, Enlarge/Reduce and Print............................................................. 3-27
Print with No Borders........................................................................................................ 3-31
Customize Media Settings ................................................................................................ 3-34
Utilize Print History ........................................................................................................... 3-38
Confirm Print History Details ................................................................................... 3-38
Apply Print History to an Image ............................................................................... 3-40
Store Print History to Print Preferences................................................................... 3-41
Delete Print History.................................................................................................. 3-44
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Page Setup Sheet ..................... 2-8 Color Settings Sheet....................2-11 Print History Sheet....................2-12 Maintenance Sheet (displayed only with W8400PG and W6400PG)...... 2-13 Print History Details Dialog Box................2-14 Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print ..............3-1 Utilize Three Types of Previews ..................3-1 Check Image with Print Area Layout 1 ..............
  • Page 2 Export Print History from Print Preferences............. 3-46 Import Print History to Print Preferences ..............3-48 Delete Print History from Print Preferences............. 3-50 Set Information to Print with Image ................. 3-52 Index ........................Index-1...
  • Page 3: Before You Begin

    Print Plug-In, so you will fully understand the functions of this product and be able to use it with greater facility. After you are done reading this document keep it in a safe place, so that you can refer back to it at a later date.
  • Page 4: Screens

    Clickable button while operating When the OS Locale is set as U.S., the unit of length is displayed in inch. Trademarks Canon, the Canon logo, and imagePROGRAF are trademarks or registered trademarks of CANON INC.
  • Page 5: Chapter 1 Installing Print Plug-in

    Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 1 Installing Print Plug-In Chapter 1 Installing Print Plug-In The explanation below is on the Print Plug-In operating environment, and how to install, start up and uninstall Print Plug-In. Operating Environment The Print Plug-In operating environment is as follows.
  • Page 6 • Support of screen resolution of 800x600 Support of screen resolution of 800x600 or or more more • Color display of 16bit or more Other CD-ROM Drive Software needed for Print Plug-In Installation Photoshop, Canon imagePROGRAF Printer Driver 2005 (referred to below as imagePROGRAF printer driver)
  • Page 7: Installation Procedures

    1. Close Photoshop. 2. Insert the User Software CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. 3. Click on the W6400PG Plugin for X icon in the Plug-in: OSX (or OS9) folder in the User Software CD-ROM. The W6400PG icon is the name of the printer you are using.
  • Page 8 Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 1 Installing Print Plug-In 6. Click the Install button. 7. To quit another application, click on Continue. 8. Select Applications:Photoshop:Plug-Ins:Adobe Photoshop Only:Import/Export folder, and click the Open button. Mac OS X...
  • Page 9 Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 1 Installing Print Plug-In Mac OS 9 9. Click the Restart button. The Print Plug-In installation is complete. 10.Remove the User Software CD-ROM from the CD-ROM drive.
  • Page 10: Starting The Print Plug-in

    Reduce the selection range or reduce the image with processing for images over 30,000 pixels in width and height and then attempt step 3. 4. Select Export (or Data Export) from the File menu and then select the output plug-in that matches your printer.
  • Page 11 Chapter 1 Installing Print Plug-In The imagePROGRAF Print Plug-In for Photoshop window (known below as the Plug-In window) is displayed. • If the message below is displayed but the Print Plug-In window is not Note displayed, install the newest imagePROGRAF printer driver and then attempt step 3.
  • Page 12: Uninstall Procedures

    Uninstall Procedures The procedures for uninstalling the Print Plug-In are as follows. 1. Close Photoshop. 2. In Finder, display the Print Plugin for W6400PG folder inside the Applications: Photoshop:Plug-Ins:Adobe Photoshop Import:Export folder. • W6400PG is the name of your printer.
  • Page 13: Chapter 2 Functions Of Print Plug-in

    Print Plug-In Screen Content The Print Plug-In window is composed of five sheets, and you can perform printing related settings on each sheet. The explanation of the Print Plug-In window is broken up into the following sections. “Five-Sheet Joint Display” (p.2-1) “Main Sheet”...
  • Page 14 Sheet Selection Area The tabs used to switch between each sheet on the Print Plug-In window are displayed. When you select a tab, a sheet is displayed. The settings available on each sheet are as follows. 1 Main Sheet (p.2-5) 2 Page Setup Sheet (p.2-8)
  • Page 15 When you click this button to open the Image Properties dialog box, where the image size, the resolution, the pass number and the color space information of the image imported to Print Plug-In are displayed.
  • Page 16 Button Click this button to display the Print Plug-In Help file. 2 Quit Button Click this button to close the Print Plug-In window and return to Photoshop. 3 Print Button Click this button to begin printing. When you place a checkmark in Close Plug-In after Printing in the Main...
  • Page 17: Main Sheet

    Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 2 Functions of Print Plug-In Main Sheet You can use this sheet to perform basic settings such as selecting a printer, setting the media type, or adjusting image quality. 1 Printer The printer types are displayed.
  • Page 18 Pass number is the number of times the print head travels back and forth over one line of print. The larger the value is for this setting, the more balanced and consistent the image will appear.
  • Page 19 • The details of Copies that you have set is saved even when you close Print Plug-In. 9 Close Plug-in After Printing When you place a checkmark in this field, the Plug-In closes after printing is complete and the screen returns to Photoshop.
  • Page 20: Page Setup Sheet

    Click this button to return all of the settings on the Main sheet to their defaults. Page Setup Sheet You can use this sheet to set the size of the image to be printed, the media size, and whether to enlarge/reduce the image.
  • Page 21 • This is not displayed when a checkmark is placed in Borderless Printing. • This is not displayed when Fit Roll Paper Width is set in Enlarged/ Reduced Printing. • The details of Media Size you have set is saved even when you close Print Plug-In. 5 Orientation This selects the print orientation.
  • Page 22 Print Plug-In. 8 Roll Paper Options Button (displayed only with W8400PG and W6400PG) Click this button to open the Roll Paper Options dialog box, where you can set roll paper width and perform auto cut settings. You cannot select this if Cut Sheet is selected in Media Source.
  • Page 23: Color Settings Sheet

    9 Defaults Button Click this button to return all of the settings on the Page Setup sheet to their defaults. Color Settings Sheet You can use this sheet to adjust image Color, Brightness, Contrast, and Saturation, and you can set the color balance of print product more to your liking.
  • Page 24: Print History Sheet

    Print Plug-In. 6 Defaults Button Click this button to return all of the settings on the Color Settings sheet to their defaults. Print History Sheet You can use this sheet to apply settings history used in printing, and to print information, such as the image file name, with the image.
  • Page 25: Maintenance Sheet (displayed Only With W8400pg And W6400pg)

    Refer to “Print History Details Dialog Box” (p.2-14) for more information. 4 Print Information When you place a checkmark here, you can print the file name and print time and date on the image. The following settings are available for the print position and content.
  • Page 26: Print History Details Dialog Box

    1. Click on the Maintenance sheet. 2. Click OK. 3. Select an ink type set to the printer with Ink Type, and click OK. Print History Details Dialog Box This controls print history. Refer to “Utilize Print History” (p.3-38) for more information on how to use this.
  • Page 27 Click this button to import print history saved as a file. 6 The Export Button Click this button to save print history as a file that is stored in print preferences. 7 The Delete Button Click this button to delete print history stored in print preferences.
  • Page 28: Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-in To Print

    “Check Original Image with Image Preview” (p.3-3) Check Image with Print Area Layout 1 In Print Area Layout 1 the layout is matches the Media Size you have set, and only the valid print range is displayed. Select Print Area Layout 1 in Preview.
  • Page 29: Check Image With Print Area Layout 2

    Paper is available only with W8400PG and W6400PG). Check Image with Print Area Layout 2 In Print Area Layout 2 the layout is matches the Media Size you have set, and both the valid print range and the area outside of that range are displayed.
  • Page 30: Check Original Image With Image Preview

    Note Image in the Preview area, the Print Selected Range feature is enabled and you an drag the cursor on the image and select an area for printing. • When you click the image while the cursor is displayed as on the preview, the selected area is deselected.
  • Page 31: Print With A Desired Picture Quality

    Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print Print with a Desired Picture Quality You can specify and print at the resolution you desire. 1. Display the Main sheet. 2. Select the media set to the printer in Media Type.
  • Page 32 • The media type you can select differs by printer. Note • Always select media type that is actually set in the printer. When the media you chose is different from the media set in the printer, you may not receive the desired print results.
  • Page 33 • Highest Gradation 16bit will not display with some Media Type or Input Resolution to Plug-in settings. • The values of Input Bit to Plug-In that you have set is saved even when you close Print Plug-In. 5. Select the resolution and pass number to be printed in Printer Output Resolution and Pass.
  • Page 34 The larger the value is for this setting the more smooth the printed image will appear. Pass number is the number of times the print head travels back and forth over one line of print. The larger the value is for this setting the more balanced and consistent the image will appear.
  • Page 35: Adjust The Colors And Print

    Adjust the Colors and Print You can adjust the colors to your liking and print images. The explanation below is on three ways to adjust the colors using Print Plug-In. “Adjust the Colors while Checking the Preview” (p.3-8) “Adjust the Colors by Color Matching” (p.3-12) “Print High-Quality AdobeRGB16bit Images”...
  • Page 36 Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print 1. Display the Color Settings sheet. 2. Input –10 in Cyan.
  • Page 37 Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print 3. Click the button and input 10 in Yellow. 4. Drag the slide bar in the direction of Low in Saturation. 3-10...
  • Page 38 Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print 5. Drag the slide bar in the direction of Warm in Gray Adjustment. 6. Click the Print button. The adjustments are reflected in the image and printing begins. 3-11...
  • Page 39: Adjust The Colors By Color Matching

    When you print a color image imported from a scanner or a digital camera, the image may appear different from the image on the screen. That is due to the differences in color on the screen and in the printer. In Print Plug-In, you can get the color balance of the print product...
  • Page 40 This may not be displayed depending on how you set Media Type. • The details of Output Profile you have set is saved even when you close the Print Plug-In, but when the specified profile cannot be located it is set to Auto (for Color - Internal).
  • Page 41: Print High-quality Adobergb16bit Images

    This prints a high-quality AdobeRGB16bit image taken with a high-end digital camera. Print Plug-In allows you to print high color gamut and high tone images, when the AdobeRGB16bit image data has been retouched in Photoshop, without compromising the level of tone in the image.
  • Page 42 Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print 3. Check that AdobeRGB is displayed in Color Space, and 16bit/channel is displayed in Bit in the Image Properties dialog box, and click the Close button. 4. Display the Main sheet.
  • Page 43 Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print 5. Select High Accuracy 600ppi in Input Resolution to Plug-in. 6. Select Highest Gradation 16bit in the input bit number to the Plug-In. 3-16...
  • Page 44 Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print 7. Select the largest value possible in Printer Output Resolution and Pass. 8. If required, adjust the colors using color matching. Refer to “Adjust the Colors by Color Matching” (p.3-12) for information on Note how to perform color matching.
  • Page 45: Prints Monochrome Photographs With High Quality

    Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print Prints monochrome photographs with high quality Prints images captured with a scanner or digital camera in monochrome with high quality. Provides stable monochrome photo images without color casts and minimizes the influences of the difference of the light source.
  • Page 46 Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print 3. Click the Print button. Performs conversion to the most suitable monochrome and printing begins. 3-19...
  • Page 47: Enlarge/reduce And Print

    You can enlarge/reduce and print the image to match with the print regions of the specified media set to the printer. This feature is useful when you need to print on the full width of Media that you have selected. When you need to print on the full width of roll media, refer to “Enlarge/ Note Reduce and Print Matching Width of Roll Paper”...
  • Page 48 Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print 2. Select the size of the media that you want to print in Media Size. • The media sizes you can select differ with printers. Note • This is not displayed when a checkmark is placed in Borderless Printing.
  • Page 49 Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print • When you select Portrait, the image on the media prints as it appears on Note the screen. • When you select Landscape, the image on the media prints rotated 90 degrees.
  • Page 50: Enlarge/reduce And Print Matching Width Of Roll Paper

    You can enlarge/reduce and print an image matching the width of the roll paper set in the printer in W8400PG and W6400PG. This is useful when you wish to print an image that covers the entire width of the roll paper. Printing will not occur properly when a print roll is not set to the printer.
  • Page 51 Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print 2. Select Roll Paper in Media Source. The detailes of Media Source that you have set is saved even after closing Note Print Plug-In. 3. Click the Roll Paper Options button.
  • Page 52 • Refer to “Roll Paper Options Dialog Box” (p.2-10) for more information on Note the Roll Paper Options dialog box. • Click the Defaults button to return all of the roll paper option settings to their defaults. 5. Select either Portrait or Landscape as the media orientation for the image in Orientation.
  • Page 53 Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print 6. Place a checkmark in Enlarged/Reduced Printing. This is not displayed when a checkmark is placed in Borderless Printing. Note 7. Select Fit Roll Paper Width. 3-26...
  • Page 54: Specify Scaling, Enlarge/reduce And Print

    The image prints covering the entire width of the roll paper. Specify Scaling, Enlarge/Reduce and Print You can specify scaling to enlarge/reduce an image and print. This is useful when you wish to print an image at a specific size. 1. Display the Page Setup sheet. 3-27...
  • Page 55 Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print 2. Select the size of the media that you want to print in Media Size. • The media sizes you can select differ with printers. Note • This is not displayed when a checkmark is placed in Borderless Printing.
  • Page 56 Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print • When you select Portrait, the image on the media prints as it appears on Note the screen. • When you select Landscape, the image on the media prints rotated 90 degrees.
  • Page 57 • The size of the width and height proportionally grow when the image is enlarged/reduced. 6. Either drag the image on the Print Area Layout 1 or Print Area Layout 2 preview, or set the print position Layout. 7. Click the Print button.
  • Page 58: Print With No Borders

    Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print Print with No Borders You can use the borderless printing function to print without margins surrounding the image in W8400PG and W6400PG. • With some media borderless printing can be performed only between two Note edges.
  • Page 59 Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print 2. Select Roll Paper in Media Source. The details of Media Source that you have set is saved even after closing Note Print Plug-In. 3. Select Borderless Printing. 3-32...
  • Page 60 Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print 4. Select the width for roll paper set in the printer in Roll Paper Width in the Specify Roll Paper Width dialog box, and click OK. 5. Click the Print button.
  • Page 61: Customize Media Settings

    Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print Customize Media Settings You can customize media settings in the W8400PG and W6400PG. 1. Display the Main sheet. 2. Select the media type that you wish to customize in Media Type. 3-34...
  • Page 62 • The media that you can select differs by printer. Note • Always select media type that is actually set in the printer. When the media you chose is different from the media set in the printer, you may not receive the desired print results.
  • Page 63 Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print 1 Drying Time Between Pages This sets the wait time for the ink to dry between each completely printed sheet and the output of the next sheet. Setting Details Printer Default The settings of the printer operating panel are applied.
  • Page 64 Default Strongest The media suction is somewhat strong. • Select this when the media is not pulled down well by the suction. Strong The media suction is somewhat strong. • Select this when the media is not pulled down well by the suction.
  • Page 65: Utilize Print History

    When you perform various settings and print in Print Plug-In, those settings are saved as print history. You can apply print history to other images, or export and import as files. You can store often-used print history under a specified name in print preferences.
  • Page 66 Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print 2. Click the Details button. 3. Select the print history you wish to check the details of, from either Print History or Favorites in the Print History Details dialog box. 3-39...
  • Page 67: Apply Print History To An Image

    Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print 4. Check the print history details in Settings, and click OK. • You can display the print history details by switching the sheets. Note • The Maintenance sheet is displayed only with W8400PG and W6400PG.
  • Page 68: Store Print History To Print Preferences

    Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print 3. Select the print history you wish to apply from Print History and Favorites, and click the Apply button. Print history that has been stored in print preferences is displayed at the top Note of Print History and Favorites.
  • Page 69 Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print 2. Click the Details button. 3. Select the print history you wish to store in print preferences from Print History in the Print History Details dialog box, and check the print history details in Settings.
  • Page 70 Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print 4. Select the print history you wish to store in print preferences from Print History and click the button. 5. In the Add Favorites dialog box input the name of the print history in Name, input a comment in Comment, and click OK.
  • Page 71: Delete Print History

    Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print 6. Click OK to close the Print History Details dialog box. Delete Print History You can delete print history. Be aware that you cannot undo deletions of print history. 1. Display the Print History sheet. 3-44...
  • Page 72 Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print 2. Click the Details button. 3. Select the print history you wish to delete from Print History in the Print History Details dialog box, and click the Delete button. 4. Click OK.
  • Page 73: Export Print History From Print Preferences

    Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print 5. Click OK to close the Print History Details dialog box. Export Print History from Print Preferences You can export print history stored in print preferences as a file. 1. Display the Print History sheet. 3-46...
  • Page 74 3. Select the print history you wish to export from Favorites in the Print History Details dialog box, and click the Export button. 4. Input the print history file name in Save Under a Different Name in the Save: Print History Save File, and click the Save button.
  • Page 75: Import Print History To Print Preferences

    Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print 5. Click OK to close the Print History Details dialog box. Import Print History to Print Preferences You can import print history in file format and store it to print preferences. 1. Display the Print History sheet. 3-48...
  • Page 76 2. Click the Details button. 3. Click the Import button in the Print History Details dialog box. 4. Select the print history you wish to import in the Open dialog box, and click the Open button. The print history is imported.
  • Page 77: Delete Print History From Print Preferences

    Delete Print History from Print Preferences You can delete print history store to print preferences. You cannot store more than 50 print history items in print preferences. When you would like to store more, delete print history that is not needed.
  • Page 78 Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print 2. Click the Details button. 3. Select the print history you wish to delete from Favorites in the Print History Details dialog box, and click the Delete button. 4. Click OK.
  • Page 79: Set Information To Print With Image

    5. Click OK to close the Print History Details dialog box. Set Information to Print with Image You can print information with an image that is related, such as the file name and the time and date. • When you use the borderless printing function to print, the information will Note not be printed.
  • Page 80 Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print 1. Display the Print History sheet. 2. Place a checkmark in Print Information. 3-53...
  • Page 81 Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print 3. Select the position where you wish to print the information in Information Print Position. 4. Place a checkmark in the information you wish to print. 3-54...
  • Page 82 Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print 5. When you wish to edit the comment, click the Edit Comment button. When you do not wish to edit the comment, move to step 7. Note 6. Input the comment in the Edit Comment dialog box, and click OK.
  • Page 83 Print Plug-In for Photoshop Chapter 3 Utilize Print Plug-In to Print 7. Click the Print button. Comments are printed with images. 3-56...
  • Page 84: Index

    Fit Media Size, 3-22 Select Printer, 2-5 Selected, 2-3 Settings, 2-15 Gray Adjustment, 2-12 Start (Print Plug-In), 1-6 Store Print History to Print Preferences, 3-41 Stored in print preferences, 2-15 Help, 2-4 Uninstall, 1-8 Image, 3-3 Image Properties, 2-3 Import, 2-15...

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