Adjusting Tone (Windows) - PRO-300

Article ID: ART177240 | Date published: 07/29/2020 | Date last updated: 07/29/2020
 

Description

Learn how to adjust the tones in a monochrome image printed with the imagePROGRAF PRO-300 on a Windows PC.

Solution

Adjusting Tone

When printing black and white photos, you can produce the cooling effects of cool colors and the warming effects of warm colors.

figure:Cool Tone is selected

figure:Black and White is selected

figure:Warm Tone is selected

Cool Tone is selected

Black and White is selected

Warm Tone is selected

  1. Open the printer driver setup window.

  2. For Media Type on the Main tab, select Photo Paper Plus Glossy II A, Photo Paper Pro Platinum, Photo Paper Pro Luster, Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss, Photo Paper Pro Crystal Grade, Lightweight Photo Paper, Heavyweight Photo Paper, Baryta Photo Paper, Premium Fine Art Smooth, Premium Fine Art Rough, Photo Paper Pro Premium Matte A, Heavyweight Fine Art Paper, Extra Heavyweight Fine Art Paper, Highest Density Fine Art Paper, Canvas, or Japanese Paper Washi.

  3. Check the Black and White Photo Print check box.

    figure:Black and White Photo Print check box on the Main tab

  4. Select Manual for Color/Intensity, and click Set....

    The Manual Color Adjustment dialog box opens.

  5. From the Tone pull-down menu, adjust any of the following.

    figure:Tone in the Manual Color Adjustment dialog box

    Cool Tone

    This item adjusts color tones to cool shades of gray (cool black). When you select this item, a value of -30 is entered for X, and a value of 0 for Y.

    Black and White

    This item adjusts color tones to neutral shades of gray. When you select this item, a value of 0 is entered for X, and a value of 0 for Y.

    Warm Tone

    This item adjusts color tones to warm shades of gray (warm black). When you select this item, a value of 30 is entered for X, and a value of 0 for Y.

    Custom

    You can adjust the color tones by using the horizontal and vertical sliders while checking the colors in the center adjustment area.
    Adjust the horizontal and vertical sliders by dragging them to the left/right or up/down, respectively.
    You can also adjust color tones by clicking or dragging the center adjustment area with the mouse.
    You can also directly enter values that are linked to the sliders. When you enter values, set values in the range of -100 to 100 for X, and -50 to 50 for Y.

     Custom cannot be selected since it is displayed automatically when the adjustment value is directly entered.

    X, Y (Monochromatic adjustment value)

    If necessary, you can adjust monochromatic colors manually.
    To adjust the color tones, either enter values directly or click the up/down arrows.
    You can also adjust the color tones by clicking or dragging the adjustment area with the mouse.
    The value is also linked to the horizontal and vertical sliders.
    When you enter values, set values in the range of -100 to 100 for X, and -50 to 50 for Y.
    The selected value will be shown in the preview on the left side.

    After adjusting the tones, click OK.

  6. Click OK on the Main tab.
    When you print, the color document is converted to grayscale data with adjusted tones. It allows you to print the color document in monochrome.

If your product issue was not resolved after following the steps above, or if you require additional help, please create or log in to your Canon Account to see your technical support options.
 


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