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Color management and gloss paper settings

My print outs are dull. How can I get more vibrant colors. I have set to Photoshop decides colors but I cannot shut off the printer management in printer dialogue. Also cannot find way to set paper type to gloss. That option is greyed out. Thank You for any help Minoj

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Re: Color management and gloss paper settings

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Re: Color management and gloss paper settings

Every photo/glossy paper is different so you have to experiment to see what works best for you.

You can select different printer options by:
- Going to Start->Printers and Faxes
- Right click on Lexmark 5400 Series and select Printing Preferences
- The upper right corner is probably 'Use Printer Sensor'

Try printing a small, colorful, test image using the various choices and see what works best. I've seen some paper that never looks good. Kodak (High gloss) or Lexmark paper should give good results.


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Re: Color management and gloss paper settings

Which printer do you have? Is photoprinting software supplied with it?

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Try this setting. This might be different but try to point some similar preferences and steps then you can give it a try.

Open Control Panel (I'm assuming that the OS is Windows XP) click on Printers and Faxes.
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Click on the tab Color Management
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Tried your settings with no luck. Also tried every canon profile listed to no avail.

These are my settings:
Color management:
Color handling: Photoshop manages colors
Source space: sRGB...2.1
Printer profile: Canon MP620 Series GL2/52G
Rendering: Perpectual

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Effects: borderless

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Smaple Application:
Windows O.S. : Windows Picture and Fa Viewer
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- Proceed with printing.

Mac OSX: Preview or Iphoto
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For Windows, It under the advance option under the main tab. Select off no color adjustment.
For Mac instead of going to print setting, find color manage and turn it off. Select off no color adjustment.

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