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The following instructions will guide you through the process of printing color images through Adobe
Photoshop CS2 on a Windows operating system. Before we begin with the step by step guide, let’s describe
how to install ICC profiles as well as clarify DTG’s nomenclature for our ICC profiles.
Installing ICC Profiles on a Windows System:
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Download or copy the ICC profile to your desktop or other location on your computer.
Right click the ICC profile and left click “Install Profile”. That’s it!
Installing ICC Profiles on a Macintosh:
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Download or copy the ICC profile to your computer.
Copy the profile to the following folder:
Macintosh HD/Library/Colorsync/Profiles
Interpreting DTG’s Profile Names
Due to file name length limitations we must abbreviate many parts within the profile’s name. We have tried to
be very consistent in naming our profiles so look for this pattern: They always begin with the letters “DTG”,
followed by the printer model(s), followed by the black ink type (only if matte black is used), followed by the
media name, finishing with the media setting you should set the driver to.
Example 1: DTG4880MK_HahnSmPhtRg308_USFA.icc
This is for an Epson 4880 printer using Matte Black ink, for Hahnemuhle Smooth Photo Rag 308gsm,
and the media setting in the Epson driver should be set to Ultra Smooth Fine Art Paper.
Example 2: DTG7898_Frd777Cnvs_Canvas.icc
This is for an Epson 7800 or 9800 printer using Photo Black ink (because there is no MK referenced in
the name), for Fredrix 777 Canvas, and the media setting in the Epson driver should be set to Canvas.
Please Note: In some of our older profile names you may see the letters “ED”. ED stands for Epson Driver and
these letters are really unnecessary as all of our proifles are for the Epson driver unless we specify otherwise.
Also Note: All of DTGs Epson ICC profiles are created for 1440x720 DPI printing resolution unless otherwise
noted at the end of the profile name.
Please continue on to the following pages for a step by step process in printing color
images from Adobe Photoshop CS2 on a Windows operating system.
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Launch Adobe Photoshop and open the image file you wish to print. At this point we are assuming that you have made all of your color corrections to the image that you want and that you have sized it to your desired output size in the Image Size dialog.
1. Go to the File Menu and choose Print with Preview...
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After you’ve selected Print with Preview, Photoshop’s main print dialog box will pop up. Notice that your image may or may not fit within the default page size (usually letter size). In the example below, the image size is roughly 15.6 inches wide by 13.5 inches tall, so it’s being “clipped” by the smaller 8.5x11 page size. Therefore, we need to select a larger page size.
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Click the Page Setup button so that we can select a proper page size. We will also set our driver specific settings for media, quality, and other options.
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After you clicked Page Setup on the previous page, the dialog to the right pops up.
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Click the Printer button.
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After you click the Printer button the below box will pop up.
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Make sure your printer is selected in the Name drop list.
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Click the Properties button.
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After you clicked the Properties button on the previous dialog, the printer’s properties window will come up as shown below. Before we set our page size and paper settings in this dialog box, let’s set our media, quality, and mode settings.
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Select the correct media type. This is extremely important in achieving accurate color. You need to choose the media type that matches the setting in the ICC profile that you are using. Please refer to page one of this document for further information.
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Set your Print Quality to “Quality Options”. Once you select quality options a dialog box will pop up. Slide the slider to position 4 or until the print quality reads “Superfine - 1440x720 dpi”. Check the “High Speed” option and do not select “Edge Smoothing” or “Finest Detail”.
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In the “Mode” Section select “Custom”.
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Select “No Color Adjustment” in the drop list under “Custom”.
Do NOT Click OK yet!!!
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On this same Printer Properties window we can set our page size. You can select from a preset size list or create your own custom size. Our image in this example is an odd size - 15.6 inches wide by 13.5 inches tall so we will create a custom page size.
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Click on the User Defined button next to the Size drop list in the Paper Setting Section.
* Please note that in choosing a paper size you do not need to select the size of the roll of paper that you have loaded in the printer. You just need to select or create a large enough page size that fits the image size of the file that you are trying to print.
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Once you click the User Defined button you will be brought to the following dialog where you can specifiy your own custom paper size.
1. Click inside the Paper Size Name box and change the name from “User Defined” to a name that corresponds to the size of the custom paper that you are creating. In this case we named it “17x15”.
2. Type in your desired paper width.
3. Type in your desired paper height.
4. Click the Save Button.
5. Click OK
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Notice that the page size you just created is now showing in the Size: drop list. We are now finished with this properties box.
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Click OK
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After you click the OK button on the Epson printer properties it will take you back to the Page Setup box to the right.
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Click the OK Button
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After you click the previous OK button you still have the below dialog box open.
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Click the OK Button.
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Once you click OK on the previous boxes you are back to Photoshop’s Print dialog box. Notice that our image is not being clipped or cut off now that we’ve selected the proper page size. Now, we will set our color management specific settings in this dialog box.
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Make sure you select “Color Management” from the drop list underneath the image preview. The choices are Output and Color Management.
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Choose “Let Photoshop Determine Colors” from the drop list by Color Handling.
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Choose the appropriate ICC profile from the printer profile drop list. This profile is specific to your printer, inkset, and the paper or media you are printing to. In the below example we will be printing to an Epson 7880 printer with matte black ink on Fredrix 575WR Canvas.
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Choose a Rendering Intent: We recommend Perceptual or Relative Colorimetric. Either choice can subtly affect the output density or colors. Check Blackpoint Compensation.
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Click the Print Button.
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Once you click Print, a Windows specific print box comes up as shown below.
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Click OK.
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We hope that this has been a helpful guide to you in your efforts in producing beautiful, color accurate prints on your Epson printer. If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact DTG at 800.681.0024. You can also visit our support page on our web site at http://www.dtgweb.com/support
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