Adjusting Color Balance (Windows) - PRO-300

Article ID: ART177242 | Date published: 07/29/2020 | Date last updated: 07/29/2020


Learn how to adjust the color balance when printing with the imagePROGRAF PRO-300 on a Windows PC.


Adjusting Color Balance

You can adjust the color tints when printing.
Since this function adjusts color balance of the output by changing the ink ratios of each color, it changes the total color balance of the document. Use the application software when you want to change the color balance significantly. Use the printer driver only when you want to adjust the color balance slightly.
The following sample shows the case when color balance is used to intensify cyan and to diminish yellow so that the overall colors are more uniform.

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figure:Adjust color balance

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Adjust color balance

You can also set the color balance on the Quick Setup tab by choosing Standard or Photo Printing under Commonly Used Settings, and then choosing Color/Intensity Manual Adjustment under Additional Features.

  1. Open the printer driver setup window.

  2. On the Main tab, select Manual for Color/Intensity, and click Set....

    figure:Select Manual for Color/Intensity on the Main tab

    The Manual Color Adjustment dialog box opens.

  3. There are individual sliders for Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow. Each color becomes stronger when the corresponding slider is moved to the right, and becomes weaker when the corresponding slider is moved to the left. For example, when cyan becomes weaker, the color red becomes stronger.
    You can also directly enter a value linked to the slider. Enter a value in the range from -50 to 50. The current settings are displayed in the settings preview on the left side of the printer driver.

    After adjusting each color, click OK.

    figure:Color balance in the Manual Color Adjustment dialog box
  4. Click OK on the Main tab.
    When you print, the document is printed with the adjusted color balance.

 When the Black and White Photo Print check box on the Main tab is checked, the color balance (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) cannot be set.

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