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Adjusting Colors with the Printer Driver

To use driver matching when printing, turn on the printer driver's color correction function.
Driver matching 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 printing using driver matching, Canon recommends that you set the monitor and the environment light as follows:
    • Monitor
      Color temperature: D50 (5000K)
      Brightness: 100 to 120cd/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 allows you to identify and specify ICC profiles, use an ICC profile for printing with that application software and select setting items that manage colors.
  1. Select Color Matching from the pop-up menu of the Print Dialog

    figure:Color Matching in the Print dialog
  2. Select color correction

    Select Canon Color Matching.

  3. Select the rendering intent

    Select Perceptual (Photo) in Rendering Intent in the Quality & Media pop-up menu.

  4. Set the other items

    From the pop-up menu, select Color Options. If necessary, adjust the color balance (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) and adjust Brightness, and Contrast settings.

  5. Click Print

    When you perform print, the printer driver adjusts the colors when printing the data.