Tone curve setting from printer driver

Assumed environment and workflow

Select a tone curve in the printer driver, and then print.

• Function Introduced in This Section

Tone Curve is a function to adjust brightness and contrast by controlling the input-output density curve for each of CMYK colors.

Once tone curves adjusted in various conditions are registered in the image controller, those registered tone curves can be called and applied at the time of printing.

  • Using Color Centro allows tone curve adjustment and registration to the image controller. (Refer to Adjusting Tone Curves.)

•Intended Environment

Operating system

Windows 7


Adobe Acrobat XI Pro

Printer driver

PS Plug-in Driver

Image controller

Image Controller IC-604

* The sample screen may be different from the actual display depending on your system environment and application version/revision.


Setting printer driver


Setting printer driver

Call a tone curve registered to the image controller and then set it for the printer.

  1. Open the original data with the application, and then click Print on the File menu.

  2. Select the printer to use for printing and click Properties.

  3. Click the Management tab, and then click Acquire Color Management Data.

    When the color management data is acquired, a green checkmark is displayed.

    • supplementary explanationIf the Management tab is not displayed, click   to switch the tab display.

    • supplementary explanationIf the color management data could not be acquired, a red x mark is displayed.

  4. Click Manual Settings, and then click Optional Settings.

    • supplementary explanationIf Use Default Setting of Selected Color Configuration under Optional Settings is checked, remove the check. If this is checked, tone curve cannot be selected.

  5. Under Tone Curve, select the tone curve you wish to apply and click OK.

    You can set a tone curve for Image and Text/Graphics separately.

  6. On the Print screen, enter the Copies and click Print.

    The document is printed based on the called tone curve.