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How To Use Inkjet Printer Profiles: Aperture / Epson Inkjet Printers

How to use printer color ICC profiles to make inkjet prints with Apple Aperture with Epson inkjet printers. Profiles from Red River Paper premium photo inkjet papers. Need help installing profiles?

Start by choosing an image, then go to File > Print Image

(CMND + P on your keyboard)

In the print dialog, go to the bottom and click on More Options

Choose your printer from the Printer drop down menu.

Now choose your Paper Size and Orientation

Farther down on the print dialog you will see Rendering. The default is likely Printer Managed.

Print Resolution - You can leave this setting Auto.

Click on the Color Profile drop down menu. You will see a long list of profiles.

Scroll down until you see the correct profile for your printer and paper. All Red River Paper profiles start with "RR".

Rendering Intent - We recommend Relative Colorimetric. You can also experiment with the Perceptual setting.

Black Point Compensation - verify it is checked on.

Now click on the PRINT button to proceed

Next, the Apple print dialog will appear.

Select the Print Settings drop down.

Media Type - You will never see the name of your Red River Paper in this listing! The drop down is only populated with Epson paper names. Check your profile's instruction file (it came with the download) for the recommended media setting.

Color Settings - should be "Off (No Color Adjustment)" by default. This is because you chose a color profile in Aperture above. It may also be grayed out and set to Colorsync.

Print Quality - Best Photo is recommended for most Epson printers. If that is not available, choose Photo.

High Speed - As a rule we leave this setting turned off.

At this point you can click Print confident you've chosen the right settings for a color profile controlled print.