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Using ICC Profiles

 
 

What is an ICC Profile?

An ICC Profile is a set of computer data that when installed will hold information on the range of colours that a device such as a Printer or a Monitor can utilise. For example a monitor can display a wider colour range than a printer can print, the ICC Profile will reflect this.

What will an ICC Profile do for me?


By using an ICC Profile for your particular Printer, Ink and Paper combination then you will print the correct colours because the profile is telling the printer how it needs to alter its ink usage to achieve a perfect print.

What if I don’t use a profile?


If you don’t use an ICC Profile then you will find that the results you have coming out of your printer may not be what you were expecting. The degree as to how far out your printed image is will be most apparent in the shadow detail.

Installation using Windows:


1. Save the downloaded ICC profile to your desired folder.
2. Right-click on the ICC profile and select "Install Profile". The installation will only take a few seconds. You can also install your profile manually by moving it to the proper folder listed below.
Windows 7: C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\color
Windows Vista: C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\color
Windows XP: C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\color
Windows 2000: C:\WINNT\spool\drivers\color
Note: Please restart your graphics application (eg photoshop) if it was open during the profile installation.

Installation using Mac OS:


1. Downloaded the ICC profile.
2. Now move the ICC profile to the proper folder listed below. (2 Folders for 10.6)
OSX 10.3 / 10.4: Library/Application Support/Adobe/Color/Profiles
OSX 10.5 (Leopard): Library/ColorSync/Profiles
OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard): Library/ColorSync/Profiles Library/ColorSync/Profiles/
Recommended Note: Please restart your graphics application (eg photoshop) if it was open during the profile installation. Contact us for your support enquiries.