Adjusting Colors with the Printer Driver (Mac) - PRO-10 / PRO-100
Article ID: ART166809 | Date published: 11/16/2016 | Date last updated: 04/23/2019


This article provides some information on adjusting colors with the CUPS printer driver on a Mac.



To print in PRO mode, specify the color correction function of the printer driver. PRO mode accurately applies the characteristics of data displayed on the monitor and allows you to obtain print results of impressions that are close to those displayed on the monitor.


  • When you print in PRO mode, Canon recommends that you set the monitor and the environment light as follows:
    • Monitor
      Color temperature: D50 (5000K)
      Brightness: 120 cd/m2
      Gamma: 2.2
    • Environment light
      Fluorescent light for D50 color evaluation (color temperature 5000K, high color rendering properties)
      Brightness when looking at printed materials: 500 lx ± 125 lx


  • When printing from an application software that allows you to identify and specify ICC profiles, use an ICC profile for printing with that application software and select setting items that manage colors.

The procedure for adjusting colors with the printer driver is as follows:

  1. Select Color Matching from the pop-up menu of the Print Dialog

  2. Select color correction

    Select Canon Color Matching.

  3. Set the other items

    From the pop-up menu, select Color Options. If necessary, adjust the color balance (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) and adjust Brightness, Intensity, and Contrast settings.

  4. Complete the setup

    Click Print.
    When you execute print, the printer driver adjusts the colors when printing the data.

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