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The Digital Photography Workflow Handbook by Uwe Steinmueller, Juergen Gulbins

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Printer Profiles

Once you have set up your Photoshop CMS settings and calibrated and profiled your monitor, it’s time to look for profiles for your printers and papers. You will need a separate profile for each combination of printer, printer driver settings, paper, and ink. Assuming you use just one printer (an Epson R2400, for example) and that you only use standard Epson inks, you will still need a separate ICC profile for each type of paper and for each quality or resolution setting you make.

There are several ways to obtain a profile for your printer+ink+paper set:

  1. The profile is included with the printer’s software or can be downloaded from the printer manufacturer’s website.

    These profiles only cover the original maker’s inks and some proprietary ...

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