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what do the fractions in the printer profiles mean in photoshop??

i cant for the life of me figur out why there is 2 different profiles for each type of paper in photoshop with a different fractional number beside them? what are they??? HELP!!Sketch.png

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Re: what do the fractions in the printer profiles mean in photoshop??

They are the quality settings associated with those profiles - i.e if you are using quality setting 1 or 2 choose a profile that shows 1/2.

John Hoffman
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Re: what do the fractions in the printer profiles mean in photoshop??

I'm confused.... so what are the quality settings exactly located at than? The higher the number the better the quality?
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Re: what do the fractions in the printer profiles mean in photoshop??

When you go to print you can select the quality settings in the printer driver.
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Re: what do the fractions in the printer profiles mean in photoshop??

Aighhh it makes sense now!! Thank You! This was driving me nuts because I didn't know which to use!
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Re: what do the fractions in the printer profiles mean in photoshop??

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John Hoffman
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Re: what do the fractions in the printer profiles mean in photoshop??

Don’t feel bad.  I have been sending my stuff out to labs for years.  I finally bought an inkjet last year and had the very same question.  

 

If you print on highest quality, it applies a different amount of ink, so it needs a slightly different ICC profile than if you print on the lower qualities.  

 

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Re: what do the fractions in the printer profiles mean in photoshop??

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Here is a good resource on the printer and a discussion on quality settings. 

 

[Removed link due to 3rd party product being for sale in article.]

John Hoffman
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