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Specifying Color Correction

You can specify the color correction method suited to the type of document to be printed.
Normally, when data is printed, the printer driver automatically adjusts the colors.

When you want to print by using the color space of the image data effectively, select ICM or, ICC Profile Matching. When you want to use an application software to specify a printing ICC profile, select None.

The procedure for specifying color correction 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, select Color Correction setting that matches your purpose from the following, and click OK.

    figure:Color Correction in the Manual Color Adjustment dialog box
    Driver Matching
    Print with the optimal color using the driver's original color profile. Normally, you should choose this mode.
    ICC Profile Matching
    Carry out color matching using the ICC profile. Specify the input profile, printer profile and matching method in detail, and select when printing. You can use the digital camera or scanner ICC profile, or the ICC profile created using the profile creation tool.
    Perform color matching on the host computer using the Windows ICM function. Select when printing from an ICM function-compatible application.


    • You cannot use ICM when using an XPS printer driver.
    Print without performing color matching on the printer driver. Select this when performing color matching using applications such as Adobe Photoshop, or printing a color chart using a profile creation tool.
  5. Complete the setup

    Click OK on the Main tab.
    When you execute print, the document data is printed with the specified color correction.


  • When ICM is disabled in the application software, ICM is unavailable for Color Correction and the printer may not be able to print the image data properly.