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You are here: Color Profiles » Help Center » How to Install and Use Canon AM1 Config Files

Canon Media Configuration Files

Canon Prograf series printers allow for the addition of "custom media types" into the printer's firmware and driver. This is accomplished via the Canon Media Configuration Tool, software that ships with all Prograf models. Using a custom media type offers users several advantages over selecting a generic media type. It allows the following information to be built into the media type file:

  • Ink density limits, paper feed vaccum strength, and print head height / platen gap
  • Roll paper settings - automatic cutting, drying time and borderless printing rules
  • Paper feed adjustment which is particularily useful with super-heavy media such as canvas

Is using the available AM1 file required to get great results?

In our experience, no. The AM1 files contain important, but not critical data. If you are using "standard" inkjet papers - photo glossy, satin, matte products - then AM1 files are unlikely to improve output quality. For specialty media such as canvas or baryta photographic paper, the using the AM1 file will provide important information to the printer such as platen gap and feed adjustments for optimal quality.

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