Adjusting Colors with the Printer Driver (Windows) - PRO-10 / PRO-100

Article ID: ART166817 | Date published: 11/17/2016 | Date last updated: 04/23/2019


This article provides some information on adjusting colors with the printer driver on a Windows PC.



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 can identify ICC profiles and allows you to specify them, use a printing ICC profile in the application software, and select settings for color management.

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

  1. Open the printer driver setup window

  2. Select the manual color adjustment

    On the Main tab, select Manual for Color/Intensity, and click Set....
    The Manual Color Adjustment dialog box opens.

  3. Select color correction

    Click the Matching tab, and select Driver Matching for Color Correction.



    • If the color space of the image data is Adobe RGB, you can use the color space effectively and print with impressions that are close to those displayed on the monitor by setting Color Correction to ICM (ICC Profile Matching) and setting Rendering Intent to Perceptual when you print the data.
  4. Set the other items

    If necessary, click Color Adjustment tab, and adjust the color balance (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) and adjust Brightness, Intensity, and Contrast settings, and then click OK.

  5. Complete the setup

    Click OK on the Main tab.
    When you start printing, the printer driver adjusts the colors when printing the data.

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