USING ICC PROFILES
Proper use of ICC profiles can save a lot of time and ensure accurate, consistent output. Please follow this guide exactly as it is written. Most problems we hear from customers are directly related to not following these instructions. It has been developed after years of helping our customers. The most common issues we hear along with solutions have been included in our FAQ.
Step 1. Download and Install .icc Profile
Go to the profile downloads page and navigate to your printer and profile by clicking on the brand and model of printer. To download the profile, simply click on the name of the paper. Save the file to your desktop.
Please note Mac users may need to hold the 'option' key when clicking to prevent the file from opening as a text file. Windows users may need to right-click and select 'Save File As'.
After downloading the file to your desktop, copy the file to your system's profile folder. Here are the default folders for each operating system:
- Mac OS X \library\colorsync\profiles
- Mac OS 9 system folder\colorsync\profiles
- Windows 98 & Me windows\system\color
- Windows XP and 7 windows\system32\spool\drivers\color
- Windows Vista ‘right click’ on the .icc file and install
Step 2. Applying Profiles in Adobe Photoshop
For Adobe Photoshop CS3/CS4/CS5/CS6 click here
For Adobe Photoshop CS2 click here
For Adobe Photoshop 6, 7, and CS, click here
Disclaimer These profiles have been professionally built using the latest profiling equipment and software. They cannot account for individual differences from machine to machine. They are provided as a value-added service, but are provided as is without warranty of any kind. For best results, we recommend building your own profiles or having customer profiles built. A list of reputable .icc profile providers can be found here.