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Pro-4100: PS managing color vs Printer Managing Color

teej
Contributor

New user here.

I was under the assumption that if I have PS manage the color (with the correct Canon paper .icc profile), I would get nearly the same results as using "Printer Manages Color" so long as I am using Canon papers, yet they are very very different.

From videos I have watched and things I have read, everyone suggests using PS to manage colors. What am I doing wrong here?

I am on Mac OS Ventura.

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jrhoffman75
Legend

Welcome to the forum.

With the proper settings "Printer Manages Color" and "Application Manages Color" should be exactly the same, since the printer driver is ultimately controlling the printing.

I think you will find that folks that do a lot of printing recommend standardizing on Application Manages Color since it opens up the ability to use third party papers. It also lets you use custom ICC profiles for Canon papers.

When you added the printer is it the Canon IJ Series (not the AirPrint or Bonjour version)?

Is one good a good print and the other bad? Which one?

I'd suggest a screenshot, but if the Pro-4100 driver is like my Pro-100 it doesn't all show in one screen.

In Ps if you are having Printer manages you would need to select Canon Color Matching in the Quality and Media dropdown and then select your paper in the Print Settings dialogue dropdowns.

If you select Ps manages then you select the ICC profile in PS and the media type in the Print Settings dialogue dropdowns. ColorSync should be automatically selected and teh option grayed out so it can't be changed.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, LR Classic

Thank you for the reply!

  • When you added the printer is it the Canon IJ Series (not the AirPrint or Bonjour version)?
    • I added the IJ Version
  • Is one good a good print and the other bad? Which one?
    • The PS managing color comes out with a red/pink cast
  • In Ps if you are having Printer manages you would need to select Canon Color Matching in the Quality and Media dropdown and then select your paper in the Print Settings dialogue dropdowns.
    • I do not have any option for Color Matching.. unless it's the "Match Print Colors" box?

Here are some screenshots of what I'm seeing. I have also been getting a weird band in the print on the tail edge of the paper. Photo of that below.

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You can see the band most clearly on the bottom left of the paper itself.

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jrhoffman75
Legend

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Not in order, but

1. in your second screenshot, if you click the arrow pointer at Layout you will get more drop-downs and you will see Quality and Media dropdown.

2. When I go to Printers & Scanners my info shows a third option for Utilities and the driver version is the same ID as the download file from the support site. I checked the site for your printer and the IJ Series driver is 24.20.0.0. I suggest try to re-download and re-install the driver and re-add the printer. I have an AirPrint TR8620a printer and my info screen looks just like yours - Verson 3.0 and an option to "Show Printer Web Page" and no Utility tab at the top.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, LR Classic

Hmm. Ok it seems like I am in need of a different driver because this is what I am seeing. Will dig into the downloads again!

Thank you!

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John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X Mark III, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, Pixma TR8620a, LR Classic

I appreciate you John!

I have redownloaded and reinstalled and I am now showing the new driver, but my menus are the same and I see no option for canon color matching.

Will continue to dig around! Thank you for your help!

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