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Epson Professional Imaging
Color Management Guide
Printing With Epson Premium ICC Profiles

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    Epson Professional Imaging Color Management Guide Printing With Epson Premium ICC Profiles...

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    Seiko Epson Corporation. The information contained herein is designed only for use with this Epson product. Epson is not responsible for any use of this information as applied to other equipment.

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    For the most precise color in your prints, you can use profiles designed specifically for your printer model and paper type. Basic profiles are installed with your printer driver, and you may also have downloaded Premium ICC profiles from Epson when you installed your printer software. ® ®...

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    Set Up the Photoshop Environment 1. Open Photoshop. 2. Select Edit > Color Settings 3. Select from the Settings menu to set Adobe RGB North America Prepress 2 (1998) as the RGB working space and activate profile messages. 4. Click Follow the steps in the next section to open the photo you want to print and assign a profile to it.

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    X-Rite ColorMunki or Datacolor Spyder3 3. Click 4. Select , then select File Print 5. Select your Epson professional printer in the Printer list, then select Color Management 6. Under , select Color Management Document 7. Under , select...

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    8. Under , select a profile for your printer and the paper you’ll Printer Profile use. If you’re printing with Epson Premium ICC profiles, select the profile that also matches the print quality you want to use. 9. For the...

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    5. Select as the Mode setting, then choose Custom Off (No Color Adjustment) in the drop-down menu. IMPORTANT: Select Off (No Color Adjustment) Note: Make sure that you select Off (No Color Adjustment). If you don’t, the printer driver will apply additional correction to the image, producing inaccurate results. 6.

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    7. Select the correct orientation for your photo. 8. Click to print your photo. Print If you get unexpected results, see “Solve Color Management Problems” on page 47. Print With Adobe Photoshop CS3 and CS4 First set up your color management environment in Photoshop and assign a profile to your image.

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    Set Up the Photoshop Environment 1. Open Photoshop. 2. Select Edit > Color Settings 3. Select from the Settings menu to set Adobe RGB North America Prepress 2 (1998) as the RGB working space and activate profile messages. 4. Click Follow the steps in the next section to open the photo you want to print and assign a profile to it.

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    Select one of the following as the setting: Profile ■ A different RGB working space (or Profile), such as ColorMatch RGB sRGB IEC61966-2.1 ■ A scanner profile for your scanner ■ A camera profile for your digital camera Also click the box so you can see the effects of your profile choice on Preview the screen.

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    8. Select your Epson professional printer in the Printer list, then select Color Management 9. Under , select Color Management Document 10. Under , select Color Handling Photoshop Manages Colors 11. Under , select a profile for your printer and the paper you’ll Printer Profile use.

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    Print Follow the steps in the next section to select print settings to match the profile and print. Print Your Color-Managed Photo 1. Make sure your Epson professional printer is selected, then click the button. Preferences Properties 2. Select the settings for the paper you’ll use for the...

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    6. Select as the Mode setting, then choose Custom Off (No Color Adjustment) in the drop-down menu. IMPORTANT: Select Off (No Color Adjustment) Note: Make sure that you select Off (No Color Adjustment). If you don’t, the printer driver will apply additional correction to the image, producing inaccurate results. 7.

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    Select Color Management Options 1. Open Lightroom. 2. Select the photo you want to print. 3. Select the module, and click the button. Print Page Setup 4. Make sure your Epson professional printer is selected. Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP...

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    5. Select the of your paper, the you’ll use to load it, and the correct Size Source for your photo. Orientation 6. Click 7. Scroll down to the panel in Lightroom. Print Job 8. Under in the panel, select as the Color Management Print Job Other...

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    9. In the window that appears, select the profiles you want to add to the Profile list that correspond to the printer and the papers you’ll use. If you’re printing with Epson Premium ICC profiles, select the profiles that also match the Print Quality you want to use.

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    11. Under , select the profile for the paper you’re going to print on. If Profile you’re printing with Epson Premium ICC profiles, select the profile that also matches the print quality you want to use. 12. For the , select...

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    Print Your Color-Managed Photo 1. Make sure your Epson professional printer is selected, then click the button. Preferences Properties 2. Select the settings for the paper you’ll use for the Source Media Type print. 3. Select as the Print Quality setting.

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    6. Select as the Mode setting, then choose Custom Off (No Color Adjustment) in the drop-down menu. IMPORTANT: Select Off (No Color Adjustment) Note: Make sure that you select Off (No Color Adjustment). If you don’t, the printer driver will apply additional correction to the image, producing inaccurate results. 7.

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    Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 Follow the instructions in these sections: ■ “Print With Adobe Photoshop CS5” below ■ “Print With Adobe Photoshop CS3 and CS4” on page 26 ■ “Print With Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.4 - 3.x” on page 30 Print With Adobe Photoshop CS5 First set up your color management environment in Photoshop and assign a profile to your image.

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    3. Select from the Settings menu to set Adobe RGB North America Prepress 2 (1998) as the RGB working space and activate profile messages. 4. Click Follow the steps in the next section to open the photo you want to print and assign a profile to it.

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    8. Under , select a profile for your printer and the paper you’ll Printer Profile use. If you’re printing with Epson Premium ICC profiles, select the profile that also matches the print quality you want to use. 9. For the...

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    Make sure you select Off (No Color Adjustment), if available. If you don’t, the printer driver will apply additional correction to the image data, producing inaccurate results. 7. If you are using an Epson Premium ICC profile, set the setting Print Quality to match your profile.

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    9. Select from the pop-up menu. Color Matching 10. Select ColorSync. 11. Click Save Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6...

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    12. Select the correct orientation for your photo. 13. Click to print your photo. Print If you get unexpected results, see “Solve Color Management Problems” on page 47. Print With Adobe Photoshop CS5...

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    Print With Adobe Photoshop CS3 and CS4 First set up your color management environment in Photoshop and assign a profile to your image. Then select your print settings and print (the steps show Photoshop CS4 screens). Note: Assigning a profile to your image doesn’t alter it, only the interpretation of it by your software and how it appears on your monitor and in a printout.

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    X-Rite ColorMunki or Datacolor Spyder3. 3. Click 4. Select File > Page Setup 5. Select your Epson professional printer in the Format for pop-up menu, then change the Paper Size and Orientation settings as necessary, and click Print With Adobe Photoshop CS3 and CS4...

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    6. Select , then click File Print Print with Preview 7. Select your Epson professional printer in the Printer list, then select Color Management 8. Under , select Color Management Document 9. Under , select Color Handling Photoshop Manages Colors 10.

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    Make sure you select Off (No Color Adjustment). If you don’t, the printer driver will apply additional correction to the image data, producing inaccurate results. 6. If you are using an Epson Premium ICC profile, set the setting Print Quality to match your profile.

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    1. Open Lightroom. 2. Select the photo you want to print. 3. Select the module, and click the button. Print Page Setup 4. Select your Epson professional printer in the Format for pop-up menu. Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6...

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    5. Select the setting for the paper size and source you are using, and Paper Size the correct for your photo. Orientation 6. Click 7. Scroll down to the panel in Lightroom. Print Job 8. Under in the panel, select as the Color Management Print Job...

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    9. In the window that appears, select the profiles you want to add to the Profile list that correspond to the printer and the papers you’ll use. If you’re printing with Epson Premium ICC profiles, select the profiles that also match the print quality you want to use.

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    Follow the steps in the next section to select print settings to match the profile and print. Print Your Color-Managed Photo 1. Select your Epson professional printer in the Printer list. 2. Click d to expand the Print window, if necessary. 3. Select from the pop-up menu.

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    Make sure that you select Off (No Color Adjustment). If you don’t, the printer driver will apply additional correction to the image data, producing inaccurate results. 6. If you are using an Epson Premium ICC profile, set the setting Print Quality to match your profile.

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    Mac OS X 10.4.11 Follow the instructions in these sections: ■ “Print With Adobe Photoshop CS3 and CS4” below ■ “Print With Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.4 - 2.x” on page 41 Print With Adobe Photoshop CS3 and CS4 First set up your color management environment in Photoshop and assign a profile to your image.

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    3. Select from the Settings menu to set Adobe RGB North America Prepress 2 (1998) as the RGB working space and activate profile messages. 4. Click Follow the steps in the next section to open the photo you want to print and assign a profile to it.

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    Orientation 7. Click 8. Select , then click File Print Print with Preview 9. Select your Epson professional printer in the Printer list, if necessary, then select Color Management Print With Adobe Photoshop CS3 and CS4...

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    12. Under , select a profile for your printer and the paper you’ll Printer Profile use. If you’re printing with Epson Premium ICC profiles, select the profile that also matches the print quality you want to use. 13. For the...

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    3. Select the Media Type setting for the paper you’ll use for the print. 4. Select as the Mode setting. Advanced 5. If you are using an Epson Premium ICC profile, set the setting Print Quality to match your profile.

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    7. Select from the pop-up menu. Color Management IMPORTANT: Select Off (No Color Adjustment) 8. Select Off (No Color Adjustment) Note: Make sure that you select Off (No Color Adjustment). If you don’t, the printer driver will apply additional correction to the image data, producing inaccurate results.

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    1. Open Lightroom. 2. Select the photo you want to print. 3. Select the module, and click the button. Print Page Setup 4. Select your Epson professional printer in the Format for pop-up menu. Print With Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 1.4 - 2.x...

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    5. Select the setting for the paper size and source you are using, and Paper Size the correct for your photo. Orientation 6. Click 7. Scroll down to the panel in Lightroom. Print Job 8. Under in the panel, select as the Color Management Print Job...

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    9. In the window that appears, select the profiles you want to add to the Profile list that correspond to the printer and the papers you’ll use. 10. If you’re printing with Epson Premium ICC profiles, select the profiles that also match the print quality you want to use.

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    Note: If your image contains very saturated colors, select Perceptual. This reduces the color saturation so that the colors fit within the printer’s color gamut. 14. Click the button. Print Follow the steps in the next section to select print settings to match the profile and print.

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    3. Select the Media Type setting for the paper you’ll use for the print. 4. Select as the Mode setting. Advanced 5. If you are using an Epson Premium ICC profile, set the setting Print Quality to match your profile.

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    7. Select from the pop-up menu. Printer Color Management IMPORTANT: Select Off (No Color Adjustment) 8. Select Off (No Color Adjustment) Note: Make sure that you select Off (No Color Adjustment). If you don’t, the printer driver will apply additional correction to the image data, producing inaccurate results.

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    ■ If your printed image is lighter than expected and/or has a light blue cast, you probably turned on color management in both Photoshop and the Epson printer driver. Make sure to select...

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