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04-22-2012 07:38 PM
Recently got a new mac to use with my CP1518ni and the color is AWFUL! All color matching support talks about PCs... any help in color matching on a Mac?
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05-01-2012 04:53 PM
What program are you printing from? Have you tried printing from a different program? Here is a document on how to troubleshoot print quality issues:
05-01-2012 06:33 PM
Unfortunately, this document deals mostly with PCs and the use of the PC-only toolkit. I'm printing from a Mac - from Preview. If I print from Photoshop with Photoshop controlling the colors, it's a little better. But it's a pain having to import everything I want to print into Photoshop.
05-03-2012 04:17 PM
Have you tried changing the Color Matching options in the advance print settings? Try this:
1. Open an image in Preview and open the Print Dialog
2. Click "Show Details" in the bottom left
3. Open the drop down menu and select "Color Matching"
4. Click "ColorSync"
I would use the Automatic preset once you select ColorSync to see how that works. You are able to set up different presets that you can change to depending on your preference. Let me know if this solves the issue.
05-03-2012 06:02 PM
I tried different profiles for color matching - HP RGB v402 seems the best, but still a little dark. Is there a way to create my own color sync profile or tweek an existing one? Thanks - this is definitely an improvement!
05-07-2012 11:31 AM
Yea they can create your own preset aka profile by adjusting one and then selecting as "Save as new Preset." Here is a quick step-by-step procedure:
Choose File > Print (or press Command-P).
The Print dialog appears.
In the Print dialog, select a print preset under Custom Presets, then click the More Options button.
Modify the settings as appropriate.
When you’re ready to save the preset, choose Save Preset from the Print Action pop-up menu (with a gear icon).
The print preset is saved with its new settings.
This information was found here: Creating and Modifying Print Presets. Although its a guide for Aperture 3 it also will help you since the print presets are all OS based and not a part of Aperature. Good luck!!