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Introduction

• Log into the correct dedicated Art & Design lab computer connected to a Canon Pro-1000.

Verify you have enough print credit in Papercut to proceed.

• Remember the following points are critical for high quality image printing to achieve good color consistency:

  • use quality ink jet paper supported by this printer
  • specify the correct paper in Printer Setup
  • select the correct ICC color profile for your paper
  • slower printing = higher quality (disable speed printing options as necessary)
  1. Open  your file in Photoshop.  Verify that any corrections or adjustments have been made and you are ready to print.
    • Open your file in Photoshop. Verify that any corrections or adjustments have been made and you are ready to print.

    • Select File, and Print... to start the process.

    • Be sure the monitor brightness is set to 40%-50% brightness level. If the monitor brightness is set higher, the prints will appear darker than you expect!

  2. Select the Canon PRO-1000 printer.
    • Select the Canon PRO-1000 printer.

    • There are several printers available; be sure you have selected the correct one before proceeding.

  3. Click the Print Settings... button to open the Print settings window.
    • Click the Print Settings... button to open the Print settings window.

  4. Click the Show Details button to expand the Print window and access features and settings.
    • Click the Show Details button to expand the Print window and access features and settings.

    • This window is typically collapsed by default. Usually each user only has to expand it once to show details.

  5. Click the default selection in the Paper Size box.  Scroll to select the size of paper you are printing on.
    • Click the default selection in the Paper Size box. Scroll to select the size of paper you are printing on.

    • In this example we are using US Letter size paper. Be sure to select YOUR paper size.

    • If you have a paper size not listed, you can select Manage Custom Sizes... at the bottom of the menu and create a new/custom size.

    • Many paper sizes and types support borderless printing, but you must select it within the Paper Size menu.

  6. Click the center pull down menu (default setting: Layout), and select: Quality & Media.
    • Click the center pull down menu (default setting: Layout), and select: Quality & Media.

  7. In the Media Type drop down list, navigate to and select the type of paper you are printing on.
    • In the Media Type drop down list, navigate to and select the type of paper you are printing on.

    • In this example, we are printing on Canon Photo Semi-Gloss paper. Be sure to select YOUR paper type.

  8. Review and verify Print window settings, and click Save to return to the Photoshop Print Settings window:
    • Review and verify Print window settings, and click Save to return to the Photoshop Print Settings window:

    • Paper Size: Match your paper size.

    • Media Type: Match your paper type.

    • Source Tray: Rear tray (unlesss manual tray is required for special paper types).

    • Print Quality: The higher the setting, the slower the printing and the better the quality.

    • Black and White Photo: select for B&W prints for best quality.

  9. In the Color Handling pull down menu, select Photoshop Manages Colors.
    • In the Color Handling pull down menu, select Photoshop Manages Colors.

  10. Select the drop down menu  in the Printer Profile field.   Scroll to find the ICC Profile in the list that matches your paper, and select it.
    • Select the drop down menu in the Printer Profile field. Scroll to find the ICC Profile in the list that matches your paper, and select it.

    • In this example, we are using the Canon PRO-1000 Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss profile. Be sure to use the profile that matches YOUR paper.

  11. Scroll down to verify settings, including Scale to Fit Media, Position and Size, etc. to achieve the desired image position and size on your paper.   Inspect the preview image, paying attention to margins and placement on paper.
    • Scroll down to verify settings, including Scale to Fit Media, Position and Size, etc. to achieve the desired image position and size on your paper. Inspect the preview image, paying attention to margins and placement on paper.

    • When the image is placed to your liking, click Print to proceed.

    • The diagonal lines around the perimeter of the image show the margins (non-printable areas).

    • For borderless printing (no margins): Go back to Step 5, and select US Letter Borderless for paper size.

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Matt Corippo

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