Epson R3000 Managing Color Guide

Epson® Professional Imaging
Managing Color
Printing with ICC Profiles
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Introduction
For the most precise color in your prints, you can use profiles designed specifically
for your printer model and paper type. Basic profiles are installed with your
printer driver, and you may also have downloaded Premium ICC profiles from
Epson when you installed your printer software.
To print using Premium ICC profiles with Adobe® Photoshop® CC, CS6, CS5, or
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom®, follow the instructions in these sections for your
operating system:
■
“Windows 8 and Windows 7” below
■
“Mac OS X 10.8 and 10.7” on page 20
Windows 8 and Windows 7
Follow the instructions in these sections:
■
“Printing with Adobe Photoshop CC or CS6” below
■
“Printing with Adobe Photoshop CS5” on page 8
■
“Printing with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom” on page 14
Printing with Adobe Photoshop CC or CS6
First set up your color management environment in Photoshop and assign a
profile to your image. Then select your print settings and print.
Note:
Assigning a profile to your image doesn’t alter it, only the interpretation of it by your
software and how it appears on your monitor and in a printout. This is the best way to
improve the color balance and contrast in your image.
Printing with Adobe Photoshop CC or CS6 3
Setting Up the Photoshop Environment
1. Open Photoshop.
2. Select Edit > Color Settings.
3. Select North America Prepress 2 from the Settings menu to set Adobe RGB
(1998) as the RGB working space and activate all profile messages.
4. Click OK.
Follow the steps in the next section to open the photo you want to print and
assign a profile to it.
Assigning a Profile to Your Photo
1. Open the photo you want to print.
2. If you see an Embedded Profile Mismatch message, select Use the
embedded profile (instead of the working space) and click OK.
4 Windows 8 and Windows 7
If you see a Missing Profile message, select Assign working RGB: Adobe
RGB (1998) and click OK. When your image appears, evaluate the color
balance and contrast as displayed on your monitor. If it looks incorrect, select
Edit > Assign Profile.
Note:
If you see a dialog box regarding the appearance of layers, click OK.
Select one of the following as the Profile setting:
■
A different RGB working space (or Profile), such as sRGB IEC61966-2.1
■
A camera profile for your digital camera
■
A scanner profile for your scanner
Also select the Preview checkbox so you can see the effects of your profile
choice on the screen.
Tip:
This is most effective when your monitor is calibrated using a hardware device
such as the X-Rite® ColorMunki™ Display, i1 Display Pro, or Datacolor® Spyder™.
3. Click OK.
4. Select File, then select Print.
5. Select your Epson professional printer in the Printer list.
Printing with Adobe Photoshop CC or CS6 5
6. Under Color Handling, select Photoshop Manages Colors.
7. Under Printer Profile, select a profile for your printer and the paper you’ll use.
If you’re printing with Epson Premium ICC profiles, select the profile that
also matches the print quality you want to use.
8. For the Rendering Intent, select Relative Colorimetric.
Note:
If your image contains very saturated colors, select Perceptual. This reduces the
color saturation so that the colors fit within the printer’s color gamut.
9. Select the Black Point Compensation checkbox.
10. Click the Print Settings button.
Follow the steps in the next section to select print settings to match the profile and
print.
Printing Your Color-Managed Photo
1. Select the Source and Media Type settings for the paper you’ll use for the
print.
2. Select Quality Options as the Print Quality setting.
You see a window like this one:
3. If you are using an Epson Premium ICC profile, set the Print Quality setting
to match your profile.
6 Windows 8 and Windows 7
4. Turn off the High Speed and Edge Smoothing options, if they are
available, then click OK to close the Quality Options window.
5. Select Custom as the Mode setting, then choose Off (No Color Adjustment)
from the drop-down menu.
Note:
Make sure that you select Off (No Color Adjustment). If you don’t, the printer
driver will apply additional correction to the image, producing inaccurate results.
6. Click OK.
Printing with Adobe Photoshop CC or CS6 7
7. Select the correct orientation for your photo.
8. Click Print to print your photo.
If you get unexpected results, see “Solving Color Management Problems” on
page 34.
Printing with Adobe Photoshop CS5
First set up your color management environment in Photoshop and assign a
profile to your image. Then select your print settings and print.
Note:
Assigning a profile to your image doesn’t alter it, only the interpretation of it by your
software and how it appears on your monitor and in a printout. This is the best way to
improve the color balance and contrast in your image.
8 Windows 8 and Windows 7
Setting Up the Photoshop Environment
1. Open Photoshop.
2. Select Edit > Color Settings.
3. Select North America Prepress 2 from the Settings menu to set Adobe RGB
(1998) as the RGB working space and activate all profile messages.
4. Click OK.
Follow the steps in the next section to open the photo you want to print and
assign a profile to it.
Assigning a Profile to Your Photo
1. Open the photo you want to print.
2. If you see an Embedded Profile Mismatch message, select Use the
embedded profile (instead of the working space) and click OK.
If you see a Missing Profile message, select Assign working RGB: Adobe
RGB (1998) and click OK. When your image appears, evaluate the color
balance and contrast as displayed on your monitor. If it looks incorrect, select
Edit > Assign Profile.
Printing with Adobe Photoshop CS5 9
Select one of the following as the Profile setting:
■
A different RGB working space (or Profile), such as sRGB IEC61966-2.1
■
A camera profile for your digital camera
■
A scanner profile for your scanner
Also select the Preview checkbox so you can see the effects of your profile
choice on the screen.
Tip:
This is most effective when your monitor is calibrated using a hardware device
such as the X-Rite ColorMunki Display, i1 Display Pro, or Datacolor Spyder.
3. Click OK.
4. Select File, then select Print.
5. Select your Epson professional printer in the Printer list, then select Color
Management.
6. Under Color Handling, select Photoshop Manages Colors.
7. Under Printer Profile, select a profile for your printer and the paper you’ll use.
If you’re printing with Epson Premium ICC profiles, select the profile that
also matches the print quality you want to use.
10 Windows 8 and Windows 7
8. For the Rendering Intent, select Relative Colorimetric.
Note:
If your image contains very saturated colors, select Perceptual. This reduces the
color saturation so that the colors fit within the printer’s color gamut.
9. Select the Black Point Compensation checkbox.
10. Click the Print Settings button.
Follow the steps in the next section to select print settings to match the profile and
print.
Printing Your Color-Managed Photo
1. Select the Source and Media Type settings for the paper you’ll use for the
print.
2. Select Quality Options as the Print Quality setting.
You see a window like this one:
3. If you are using an Epson Premium ICC profile, set the Print Quality setting
to match your profile.
4. Turn off the High Speed and Edge Smoothing options, if they are
available, then click OK to close the Quality Options window.
Printing with Adobe Photoshop CS5 11
5. Select Custom as the Mode setting, then choose Off (No Color Adjustment)
from the drop-down menu.
Note:
Make sure that you select Off (No Color Adjustment). If you don’t, the printer
driver will apply additional correction to the image, producing inaccurate results.
6. Click OK.
12 Windows 8 and Windows 7
7. Select the correct orientation for your photo.
8. Click Print to print your photo.
If you get unexpected results, see “Solving Color Management Problems” on
page 34.
Printing with Adobe Photoshop CS5 13
Printing with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
This section explains how to set up your printing environment in Lightroom.
Selecting Color Management Options
1. Open Lightroom.
2. Select the photo you want to print.
3. Click the Page Setup button.
4. Make sure your Epson professional printer is selected.
14 Windows 8 and Windows 7
5. Select the Size of your paper, the Source you’ll use to load it, and the correct
Orientation for your photo.
6. Click OK.
7. Scroll down to the Print Job panel in Lightroom.
8. Under Color Management in the Print Job panel, select Other as the Profile
setting.
Printing with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 15
9. In the window that appears, select the profiles you want to add to the Profile
list that correspond to the printer and the papers you’ll use.
If you’re printing with Epson Premium ICC profiles, select the profiles that
also match the Print Quality you want to use.
10. Click OK.
16 Windows 8 and Windows 7
11. Under Profile, select the profile for the paper you’re going to print on. If
you’re printing with Epson Premium ICC profiles, select the profile that also
matches the print quality you want to use.
12. For the Rendering Intent, select Relative.
Note:
If your image contains very saturated colors, select Perceptual. This reduces the
color saturation so that the colors fit within the printer’s color gamut.
13. Click the Print button to print your photo.
Follow the steps in the next section to select print settings to match the profile and
print.
Printing with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 17
Printing Your Color-Managed Photo
1. Make sure your Epson professional printer is selected, then click the
Preferences or Properties button.
2. Select the Source and Media Type settings for the paper you’ll use for the
print.
3. Select Quality Options as the Print Quality setting.
You see a window like this one:
4. Turn off the High Speed and Edge Smoothing options, if they are
available, then click OK to close the Quality Options window.
18 Windows 8 and Windows 7
5. Select Custom as the Mode setting, then choose Off (No Color Adjustment)
from the drop-down menu.
Note:
Make sure that you select Off (No Color Adjustment). If you don’t, the printer
driver will apply additional correction to the image, producing inaccurate results.
6. Click OK to print.
If you get unexpected results, see “Solving Color Management Problems” on
page 34.
Printing with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 19
Mac OS X 10.8 and 10.7
Follow the instructions in these sections:
■
“Printing with Adobe Photoshop CC or CS6” below
■
“Printing with Adobe Photoshop CS5” on page 24
■
“Printing with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom” on page 29
Printing with Adobe Photoshop CC or CS6
First set up your color management environment in Photoshop and assign a
profile to your image. Then select your print settings and print.
Note:
Assigning a profile to your image doesn’t alter it, only the interpretation of it by your
software and how it appears on your monitor and in a printout. This is the best way to
improve the color balance and contrast in your image.
Setting Up the Photoshop Environment
1. Open Photoshop.
2. Select Edit > Color Settings.
20 Mac OS X 10.8 and 10.7
3. Select North America Prepress 2 from the Settings menu to set Adobe RGB
(1998) as the RGB working space and activate all profile messages.
4. Click OK.
Follow the steps in the next section to open the photo you want to print and
assign a profile to it.
Assigning a Profile to Your Photo
1. Open the photo you want to print.
2. If you see an Embedded Profile Mismatch message, select Use the
embedded profile (instead of the working space) and click OK.
If you see a Missing Profile message, select Assign working RGB: Adobe
RGB (1998) and click OK. When your image appears, evaluate the color
balance and contrast as displayed on your monitor. If it looks incorrect, select
Edit > Assign Profile.
Note:
If you see a dialog box regarding the appearance of layers, click OK.
Select one of the following as the Profile setting:
■
A different RGB working space (or Profile), such as sRGB IEC61966-2.1
■
A camera profile for your digital camera
■
A scanner profile for your scanner
Also select the Preview checkbox so you can see the effects of your profile
choice on the screen.
Tip:
This is most effective when your monitor is calibrated using a hardware device
such as the X-Rite ColorMunki Display, i1 Display Pro, or Datacolor Spyder.
3. Click OK.
Printing with Adobe Photoshop CC or CS6 21
4. Select File > Print.
5. Select your Epson professional printer in the Printer pop-up menu.
6. Under Color Handling, select Photoshop Manages Colors.
7. Under Printer Profile, select a profile for your printer and the paper you’ll use.
If you’re printing with Epson Premium ICC profiles, select the profile that
also matches the print quality you want to use.
8. For the Rendering Intent, select Relative Colorimetric.
Note:
If your image contains very saturated colors, select Perceptual. This reduces the
color saturation so that the colors fit within the printer’s color gamut.
9. Select the Black Point Compensation checkbox.
10. Click the Print Settings button.
Follow the steps in the next section to select print settings to match the profile and
print.
22 Mac OS X 10.8 and 10.7
Printing Your Color-Managed Photo
1. Select your Epson professional printer in the Printer list.
2. Click Show Details or d to expand the Print window, if necessary.
3. Select the Paper Size and media path settings that match the paper you’re
printing on.
Tip:
If you’re using a fine art paper, make sure you choose the correct media path or the
media type selections will be grayed-out.
4. Click Layout on the pop-up menu and select Print Settings (Mac OS X
10.8) or Printer Settings (Mac OS X 10.7).
5. Select the Media Type setting for the paper you’ll use for the print.
Note:
The Color Settings (Mac OS X 10.8) or Color Mode (Mac OS X 10.7) will show Off
(No Color Adjustment).
6. If you are using an Epson Premium ICC profile, set the Print Quality (Mac
OS X 10.8) or Output Resolution (Mac OS X 10.7) setting to match your
profile.
Printing with Adobe Photoshop CC or CS6 23
7. Click Save.
8. Select the correct orientation for your photo.
9. Click Print to print your photo.
If you get unexpected results, see “Solving Color Management Problems” on
page 34.
Printing with Adobe Photoshop CS5
First set up your color management environment in Photoshop and assign a
profile to your image. Then select your print settings and print.
Note:
Assigning a profile to your image doesn’t alter it, only the interpretation of it by your
software and how it appears on your monitor and in a printout. This is the best way to
improve the color balance and contrast in your image.
24 Mac OS X 10.8 and 10.7
Setting Up the Photoshop Environment
1. Open Photoshop.
2. Select Edit > Color Settings.
3. Select North America Prepress 2 from the Settings menu to set Adobe RGB
(1998) as the RGB working space and activate all profile messages.
4. Click OK.
Follow the steps in the next section to open the photo you want to print and
assign a profile to it.
Assigning a Profile to Your Photo
1. Open the photo you want to print.
2. If you see an Embedded Profile Mismatch message, select Use the
embedded profile and click OK.
If you see a Missing Profile message, select Assign working RGB: Adobe
RGB (1998) and click OK. When your image appears, evaluate the color
balance and contrast as displayed on your monitor. If it looks incorrect, select
Edit > Assign Profile.
Select one of the following as the Profile setting:
■
A different RGB working space (or Profile), such as sRGB IEC61966-2.1
Printing with Adobe Photoshop CS5 25
■
A camera profile for your digital camera
■
A scanner profile for your scanner
Also select the Preview checkbox so you can see the effects of your profile
choice on the screen.
Tip:
This is most effective when your monitor is calibrated using a hardware device
such as the X-Rite ColorMunki Display, i1 Display Pro, or Datacolor Spyder.
3. Click OK.
4. Select File > Print.
5. Select your Epson professional printer in the Printer pop-up menu.
6. Under Color Management, select Document.
7. Under Color Handling, select Photoshop Manages Colors.
8. Under Printer Profile, select a profile for your printer and the paper you’ll use.
If you’re printing with Epson Premium ICC profiles, select the profile that
also matches the print quality you want to use.
9. For the Rendering Intent, select Relative Colorimetric.
26 Mac OS X 10.8 and 10.7
Note:
If your image contains very saturated colors, select Perceptual. This reduces the
color saturation so that the colors fit within the printer’s color gamut.
10. Select the Black Point Compensation checkbox.
11. Click the Print Settings button.
Follow the steps in the next section to select print settings to match the profile and
print.
Printing Your Color-Managed Photo
1. Select your Epson professional printer in the Printer list.
2. Click Show Details or d to expand the Print window, if necessary.
3. Select the Paper Size and media path settings that match the paper you’re
printing on.
Tip:
If you’re using a fine art paper, make sure you choose the correct media path or the
media type selections will be grayed-out.
4. Click Layout on the pop-up menu and select Print Settings (Mac OS X
10.8) or Printer Settings (Mac OS X 10.7).
5. Select the Media Type setting for the paper you’ll use for the print.
Printing with Adobe Photoshop CS5 27
Note:
The Color Settings (Mac OS X 10.8) or Color Mode (Mac OS X 10.7) will show Off
(No Color Adjustment).
6. If you are using an Epson Premium ICC profile, set the Print Quality (Mac
OS X 10.8) or Output Resolution (Mac OS X 10.7) setting to match your
profile.
7. Click Save.
28 Mac OS X 10.8 and 10.7
8. Select the correct orientation for your photo.
9. Click Print to print your photo.
If you get unexpected results, see “Solving Color Management Problems” on
page 34.
Printing with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
This section explains how to set up your printing environment in Lightroom.
Selecting Color Management Options
1. Open Lightroom.
2. Select the photo you want to print.
Printing with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 29
3. Click the Page Setup button.
4. Select your Epson professional printer in the Format for pop-up menu.
5. Select the Paper Size and media path settings that match the paper you’re
printing on.
Tip:
If you’re using a fine art paper, make sure you choose the correct media path or the
media type selections will be grayed-out.
6. Select the correct Orientation for your photo.
30 Mac OS X 10.8 and 10.7
7. Click OK.
8. Scroll down to the Print Job panel in Lightroom.
9. Under Color Management in the Print Job panel, select Other as the Profile
setting.
10. In the window that appears, select the profiles you want to add to the Profile
list that correspond to the printer and the papers you’ll use.
Printing with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 31
If you’re printing with Epson Premium ICC profiles, select the profiles that
also match the print quality you want to use.
11. Click OK.
12. Under Profile, select the profile for the paper you’re going to print on. If you’re
printing with Epson Premium ICC profiles, select the profile that also
matches the print quality you want to use.
13. For the Rendering Intent, select Relative.
Note:
If your image contains very saturated colors, select Perceptual. This reduces the
color saturation so that the colors fit within the printer’s color gamut.
14. Click the Print button.
Follow the steps in the next section to select print settings to match the profile and
print.
Printing Your Color-Managed Photo
1. Select your Epson professional printer in the Printer list.
2. Click Show Details or d to expand the Print window, if necessary.
32 Mac OS X 10.8 and 10.7
3. Click Layout on the pop-up menu and select Print Settings (Mac OS X
10.8) or Printer Settings (Mac OS X 10.7).
4. Select the Media Type setting for the paper you’ll use for the print.
Note:
The Color Settings (Mac OS X 10.8) or Color Mode (Mac OS X 10.7) will show Off
(No Color Adjustment).
5. If you are using an Epson Premium ICC profile, set the Print Quality (Mac
OS X 10.8) or Output Resolution (Mac OS X 10.7) setting to match your
profile.
6. Click Save, then click Print to print your photo.
If you get unexpected results, see “Solving Color Management Problems” on
page 34.
Printing with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 33
Solving Color Management Problems
If you selected the wrong combination of source profile, printer profile, and color
management settings, you’ll get unexpected results. Try these solutions:
■
If your printed image is darker than expected, you may have turned off color
management in both the application and the Epson printer driver.
In Photoshop, return to the printing instructions for Windows or Mac OS X
10.8 and 10.7. Make sure the Document option is not set to Untagged RGB.
Also make sure you selected the correct profile for your printer in the Profile
menu.
In Lightroom, make sure you selected the profile for the paper you’re going to
print on as the Profile setting. If you’re printing with Epson Premium ICC
profiles, select the profile that also matches the print quality you selected.
■
If your printed image is lighter than expected, you may have turned on color
management in both Photoshop and the Epson printer driver.
Make sure the Off (No Color Adjustment) Mode setting is selected in
Windows or Mac OS X 10.8 and 10.7 to turn off color management in your
Epson printer driver.
34 Solving Color Management Problems