About Printer Profile

Measure the hue that can be reproduced by the machine for a certain paper type, and calculate the CMYK values to be used to produce the desired color. Use that result to create a "printer profile" as definition.

To prevent color reproducibility from varying by paper type, it is recommended that you prepare a printer profile for each paper type (colored paper, coated paper, etc.) and use them separately.

The following two methods are available to create a printer profile.

  • Using Color Centro

  • Using the touch panel

• Meaning and Purpose of Output Profiles

The result (hue, shade, tinge) may be different for different paper types even when the same printing conditions are applied. This is due to the differences in toner fusing, paper whiteness, light reflectance, and other properties among paper types.

Using the appropriate output profile, you can minimize the variation and influence of such properties specific to a paper type and print in colors close to the standard.

  • The following five types of profiles can be managed via Color Centro:
    RGB source profile, CMYK target profile, Printer profile, RGB-CMYK device link profile, and CMYK-CMYK device link profile.

  • For details about frequently output job settings, refer to About Color Configuration.

  • There are profiles that are provided by the manufacturer and those that can be downloaded from the Internet.

  • Profiles other than RGB source profiles can be created.

•When to perform


When you use Color Centro

When you use the touch panel

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