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Image Quality and Colors: Using Alternative Colors

Use the alternative color table in the printer driver for printing.

• Function Introduced in This Section

With the image controller, you can replace any given RGB color or CMYK color with another predefined CMYK color (alternative color) for printing. The original color and the corresponding alternative color are defined in an alternative color table.

•Intended Environment

Operating system

Windows 7


Adobe Acrobat XI Pro

Printer driver

PS Plug-in Driver

Image Controller

Image Controller IC-603

* The sample screen may be different from the actual display depending on your system environment and application version/revision.


STEP 1: Setting printer driver


  • To reproduce stable colors, in addition to regular calibration, make other pre-output image quality adjustments as necessary, such as when changing screens or papers or when hue is important. For details, refer to Pre-output Image Quality Adjustment.

Setting printer driver

Call a tone curve registered to the image controller and then set it for the printer.

  1. Open the original data with the application, and then click [Print] on the [File] menu.

  2. Select the printer to use for printing and click [Properties].

  3. Click the [Management] tab, and then click [Acquire Color Management Data].

    When the color management data is acquired, a green checkmark is displayed.

    • If the [Management] tab is not displayed, click   to switch the tab display.

    • If the color management data could not be acquired, a red x mark is displayed.

  4. Click [Manual Settings], and then click [Optional Settings].

  5. Check [Alternative Color], and then click [OK].

  6. On the [Print] screen, enter the [Copies] and click [Print].

    The particular color (RGB/CMYK) of the original is converted to the corresponding alternative color in accordance with the alternative color table.