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How To Use Inkjet Printer Profiles: Canon Prograf Photoshop

A guide to using ICC printer profiles with older Canon imagePROGRAF inkjet printers in Photoshop. These screenshots cover the printing setup, not soft proofing.

In Photoshop click File > Print and you will see the new print with preview page.


1) Verify your printer is selected

1) Set "Photoshop Manages Color"

3) Select your paper profile here

4) Select Relative Colorimetric or Perceptual.

Check Black point Compensation

5) Click Print Settings

When you click Print Settings the printer properties appear. (Scroll down for older Prograf printer menus)

1) Set media type - look in profile instructions for proper setting

2) Set quality

3) Set Color Mode to "No color correction"

Click OK to return to Photoshop

Older Prograf printing preferences

1) Set media type - look in profile instructions for proper setting

2) Set quality

3) Click Color Settings

When you are done with the color settings step below, click OK to return to Photoshop

The Color Settings menu - set Matching Mode to OFF and click OK