Canon i9950 printer


G

graham

I recently acquired this printer (i9900(?) in USA) which appears to be
excellent. I did however want to use soft proofing and do my colour
management in Photoshop. The 5 ICC profiles supplied are simple codes,
not indicating which paper they are for. Canon Australia are unable to
tell me which is which!! Does anyone know?
 
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Wolf Kirchmeir

graham said:
I recently acquired this printer (i9900(?) in USA) which appears to be
excellent. I did however want to use soft proofing and do my colour
management in Photoshop. The 5 ICC profiles supplied are simple codes,
not indicating which paper they are for. Canon Australia are unable to
tell me which is which!! Does anyone know?
For Canon printers, you may select the paper type when you print from an
app. The app will remember the settings you've chosen. However, the
printer will detect paper type and override your setting, unless you've
disabled this feature. AFAICT, the paper setting changes the amount of
ink delivered, but not the relative proportions of the colours.

AFAICT, there is no relationship between colour profiles and paper
types. It would be difficult to specify, anyhow, since papers from
different mfr vary in chemistry as well as brightness and surface
treatment. These factors control ink-adhesion and colour (some papers
will actually chnage the colour of the ink.)

FWIW, my Canon i960 is compatible with IBM and Epson glossy papers, IBM
and Mead matte papers, less compatible (colour shift problem) with Epson
matte papers, and incompatible with Kodak glossy paper (ink beads up.)
It works well with a wide variety of bonds and other papers, but I now
always do a test print on any new paper brand.

HTH
 
T

Tiberre

Graham,

You have to go to:
http://www.photokaechler.com/files/Canon_Profile_Guide.pdf

And you will see (page 5):

Canon i9950 MP1 = Mat Photo Paper
Canon i9950 PR1 = Photo Paper Pro / Quality 1
Canon i9950 PR2 = Photo Paper Pro / Quality 2
Canon i9950 SP1 = Photo Paper Plus Glossy / Quality 1

A week ago I bought a Canon i9950 and I am happy with. But the grayscale are
not perfect: to yellow ot brunish with the Canon's profiles. I think it's
necessary to buy or make some seldom profiles. Or to modify the Canon's
profiles.

May I know your opinion about ?

Hope this will help.

Tiberre
 
B

Ben Thomas

graham said:
I recently acquired this printer (i9900(?) in USA) which appears to be
excellent. I did however want to use soft proofing and do my colour
management in Photoshop. The 5 ICC profiles supplied are simple codes,
not indicating which paper they are for. Canon Australia are unable to
tell me which is which!! Does anyone know?
I think they relate to the codes Canon give to the different papers.

PR101 paper is photo paper pro if I'm not mistaken, and I think I saw a profile
in PS with a PR on the end, so they probably match.

I found that none of the profiles were suitable with the photo paper pro though.
No where near enough red.

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Ben Thomas - Software Engineer - Melbourne, Australia

My Digital World:
Kodak DX6490, Canon i9950, Pioneer A05;
Hitachi 37" HD plasma display, DGTEC 2000A,
Denon 2800, H/K AVR4500, Whatmough Encore;
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Disclaimer:
Opinions, conclusions, and other information in this message that do not
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given nor endorsed by it.
 
R

Ron Cohen

I don't use Kodak paper very much due to it's lack of moisture resistance,
but it is possible to get good prints with it from an i950. As I recall, the
plain paper setting works best.
 
G

graham

Tiberre said:
Graham,

You have to go to:
http://www.photokaechler.com/files/Canon_Profile_Guide.pdf

And you will see (page 5):

Canon i9950 MP1 = Mat Photo Paper
Canon i9950 PR1 = Photo Paper Pro / Quality 1
Canon i9950 PR2 = Photo Paper Pro / Quality 2
Canon i9950 SP1 = Photo Paper Plus Glossy / Quality 1

A week ago I bought a Canon i9950 and I am happy with. But the grayscale are
not perfect: to yellow ot brunish with the Canon's profiles. I think it's
necessary to buy or make some seldom profiles. Or to modify the Canon's
profiles.

May I know your opinion about ?

Hope this will help.

Tiberre
Many thanks for all the replies. I shall try the suggestions!
Graham.
 
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Anoni Moose

Tiberre said:
Graham,

You have to go to:
http://www.photokaechler.com/files/Canon_Profile_Guide.pdf

And you will see (page 5):

Canon i9950 MP1 = Mat Photo Paper
Canon i9950 PR1 = Photo Paper Pro / Quality 1
Canon i9950 PR2 = Photo Paper Pro / Quality 2
Canon i9950 SP1 = Photo Paper Plus Glossy / Quality 1
Just make sure that you are setting your "quality" manually.
Interestingly enough, the "high" quality setting in the
non-manual "regular" mode sets quality-2. :)

A week ago I bought a Canon i9950 and I am happy with. But the grayscale are
not perfect: to yellow ot brunish with the Canon's profiles. I think it's
necessary to buy or make some seldom profiles. Or to modify the Canon's
profiles.

May I know your opinion about ?
If you search around (Google), there are several places that
have conversations about this. In short, you can tweak colors
such that you get the B&W you want for your printer and it'll
pretty much stay that way pretty well. The fellow in the U.K.
who has one of the review sites said he used a sw program (I
forget the name of it) that makes a 'matrix' of pictures that
you can print such that you can narrow-in on the exact color tweaking
pretty quick.

Mike
 

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