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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 can identify ICC profiles and allows you to specify them, use a printing ICC profile in the application software, and select settings for color management.

The procedure for adjusting colors with the printer driver is as follows:

  1. Open the printer driver setup window

  2. Select Advanced Settings

    From the Main tab pull-down menu, select Advanced Settings.

  3. Select color mode

    For Color Mode, select Color, and then click Color Settings.
    The Color Settings dialog box appears.

  4. Select color correction

    Click Matching tab, and select Driver Matching for Color Correction.

  5. Select the rendering intent

    Select the coloring adjustment method in Rendering Intent.

    Perceptual (Photo)
    Reproduces a tint close to the display of the monitor. Select this when you wish to print a photo.
    Saturation (Poster)
    Reproduces a tint that people feel to be pleasing. Select this when you wish to print a poster or business document.
  6. Set the other items

    If necessary, click Color Adjustment tab, and adjust the color balance (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) and adjust Brightness, and Contrast settings, and then click OK.

  7. Complete the setup

    Click OK on the Main tab.
    When you execute print, the printer driver adjusts the colors when printing the data.