Profiling Color Targets - Epson
[ don't start pulling out your hair just yet ]
So you have an Epson printer.And want to make some custom color profiles for that amazing new paper you got your hands on.
And you've attempted, and failed to find the correct settings for your color target (most likely for at least 10 minutes, and not more than 30min at which point you decided to give up and go make a sandwich)
Well fear not… With these simple settings you'll have that glorious new profile and amazing color shooting out of your printer in no time.
Let's assume you've already Color-Calibrated Your Monitor……and you've got a wonderful Color Target File and your Fancy New Spectrophotometer
…and you Can't Find Where to Turn OFF Color Management ANYWHERE in the printer dialogue !!!
HERE ARE 5 SIMPLE STEPS TO GLORY:
#1 OPEN PHOTOSHOP
• Go to > EDIT > COLOR SETTINGS…
• Make sure your Color Management Policies are turned OFF
#2 OPEN YOUR COLOR TARGET FILE
It should look similar to this ~ Keep in mind, different manufacturers have their own versions
this one is from Gretag MacBeth (X-Rite)
#3 CLICK PRINT ( File > Print )In Photoshop Print Dialogue, Select Color Management in top right menu
• make sure Printer Manages Colors is selected
• choose Rendering Intent - Perceptual
• click Print Settings…
#4 SET PRINTER SETTINGS
You have left the Photoshop Print Dialogue, and you are now controlling the EPSON Printer Settings
• Choose your Printer and Paper Size
• Click Drop Down Menu > Color Matching
• Click the EPSON Color Controls Radio Button
#5 TURN COLOR MANAGEMENT OFF
• Click Drop Down Menu > Printer Settings
• Make Sure Color Mode is set to OFF
• Set your Resolution to the highest dpi (most detail)
CLICK SAVE & PRINT!
Your Color targets will start printing, and you can go finish eating your sandwich
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