Using the ICC Profiles - Mac
Article ID: ART159230 | Date published: 06/09/2015 | Date last updated: 08/18/2015


Using the ICC Profiles - Mac


How to print using custom profiles

How to use custom profiles in printing

For printing using a custom, user-made or third-party profiles, follow the procedures below. ColorSync color processing based on the custom profile can be performed by the application, or by the printer driver.

  1. Specifying an ICC Profile within an Application

  2. Open the image you want to print in an application. Edit/retouch the image as needed.

  3. Check that the correct ICC profile has been assigned, select the item that allows the application to manage colors, then specify the profile for printing. For example, from the Print or Print with Preview screen of Adobe Photoshop, select 'Photoshop Manages Colors', then select a profile as the printer profile. At this time, please clear the 'Black Point Compensation' checkbox.

    The ICC profiles installed for Canon photo paper appear as follows.

    Note: The profile names for other manufacturers' papers will appear differently.

    (For example: Canon Pro9000 PR1)

    (1) Printer model name

    (2) Media type

    Each letter pair represents its respective Media type.

    PR = Canon Photo Paper Pro and Pro II
    SP: = Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy
    MP: = Canon Matte Photo Paper
    SG: = Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss
    GL: = Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II
    PT: = Canon Photo Paper Pro Platinum

    Note: If your printer does not support one of the above paper types, the corresponding profile will not be installed. Please see the on-screen manual of your printer for supported paper types.

    (3) Print quality
    The numbers correspond to the numbers on the print quality slide bar in the [Quality & Media] dialog box opened from the Print screen of the driver. The lower the number, the finer the quality.

  4. Select the command to print from your application to bring up the Print screen.

    In Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6, select Color Matching from the drop-down menu, and then select 'ColorSync'.

    If you are using Adobe Photoshop CS2 or newer and have selected 'Let Photoshop Determine Colors', the 'Color Matching' from the Print Options pop-up menu is automatically set to 'ColorSync.'
    Using earlier versions of Mac OS X, from the Print dialogue, select Color Options from the drop-down menu, set 'Color Correction': 'None'.

  5. Select Quality & Media from the drop-down menu. Set the Media Type and print quality settings to the same parameters as those in the custom profile.

  6. Click 'Print' to print your image.