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Re: Pixma Pro 100 color issues for a newbie

I'll work this in stages.

 

Since you are in Lightroom and are comfortable choosing ICC profiles I'll post what you need to check.

 

In the printer driver click through and verify that:

 

Main->Manual->Set->Matching->None. That turns off color management in the printer and lets LR control.

 

Borderless shouldn't matter, but I never print borderless.

 

If you aren't getting a good print of the test image with that setup, and with a good nozzle check, then I can't explain what is going on and you should give Canon a call at 1-800-OK-CANON.

 

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I'll go ver the folders in the next post.

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
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Re: Pixma Pro 100 color issues for a newbie

Verify that you have the latest version of PSP (2.2.3)

 

In Ligjtroom the plugin is in the Modules folder.

 

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For Photoshop, when you get to the page you have showing select Browse. The file location is shown in this screen shot:

 

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It's in the Plugin folder.

 

Are you able to select PSP in Lightroom? File->Plun-in Extras

 

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I see from one of your folders that you've been to Iceland. We've been twice. Great place.

 

 

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
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Re: Pixma Pro 100 color issues for a newbie

John, you are a genious!  I was able to get PSP working now on both Lightroom and Photoshop.  Thank you so much!  You deserve an award for all your help!  Now I will watch some youtube videos on how to set up my color profiles and tweaking to get my photos to print out correctly.  Thanks again!  

 

Yes, my wife and I went to Iceland 2 years ago, and it's really what got me into taking pictures.  So amazing over there; can't wait to go back!

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Re: Pixma Pro 100 color issues for a newbie

Do you know if there is a section in PSP to allow me to upload my watermark on the print (like in lightroom)?

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Re: Pixma Pro 100 color issues for a newbie

No , it doesn’t. 

 

Since you you know how to work inside the printer driver to control color management and select ICC profiles in Lightroom I see no advantage to using Print Studio Pro. Plus, you lose the output printing module of Lightroom. 

 

My advice would be install the XPS printer driver and print from Lightroom using the XPS printer. 

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
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Re: Pixma Pro 100 color issues for a newbie

I do have the XPS printer installed, I just wasn't sure what benefit the XPS printer has over the regular printer.  Since you have been so helpful, I might as well ask, should I be using the XPS printer instead of the regular option?Capture.PNG

 

Also, aside from using PSP's "pattern print" features to hone in on the correct colors, I do not necessarily know how to control the color management and profiles in Lightroom.  Is there a way for me to go into the printer properties to set the color correction?

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Re: Pixma Pro 100 color issues for a newbie

Good morning.

 

When I first got my printer I ran a little test using the Outbackphoto test image. Four prints - Lightroom, Print Studio Pro, LR+XPS version, PSP + XPS verison. I didn't really notice any difference at 13x19. I fianlized on using the XPS version printer and printing from Lightroom. XPS driver transfer data in 16-bit; maybe there are subtle transition differences in colors that aren't dramatically obvious, but since I don't have anydownside with using the XPS driver I use it - it can't hurt.

 

I think you are doing this based on earlier posts, but here is a screenshot showing how to control color management via Lightroom:

 

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On the right hand side of LR you choose your paper ICC profile in the dropdown. On the lefthand side of LR when you click Page Setup and the printer driver opens you select the media (paper) type and click through color adjustment and set matching to None.

 

You can also print the test pattern that you see in PSP via the driver. Any desried color adjustmenst can be made and you can save agroup of settings that you can recall at any time.:

 

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I'm not saying not to use PSP but I am showing that you don't need PSP. PSP just makes it easier to manipulate driver settings.

 

 

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LRCC Classic
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Re: Pixma Pro 100 color issues for a newbie

Once again, thank you!  I had no idea you could adjust the color variations in Lightroom's print module.  It does seem that is not really a reason to even use PSP now that I know this.  Thank you for taking the time to teach me this John.

 

-Taylor

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