Printing the test chart in Mac OS X
It is best to print the test chart with Adobe® Color Printer Utility®
If you don't have this utility, you can dwonload it HERE for free.
Open the test chart from within ACPU® and use the option "Scale to fit" in order to get the whole test chart printed.
You should scale the test chart to fit the A4 paper, otherwise parts of the chart could fall off the paper, rendering the test chart useless.
Don't forget to select the proper paper quality (or the best matching) and to set the print quality to the desired setting you will use to print the images.
You need a printer profile for every paper quality and print quality setting, so you have to print a test chart for every paper and quality setting.
Save the printer settings, so you can recall them when printing your images.
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Open Adobe® ACPU
If a warning appears, click Open
FInd the test chart on your computer, select it and click Open
Go to the menu File and click Page Setup
Select your printer and set the paper size to A4
Go to the menu File and click Print
Go to the option Paper Handling, check Scale to fit paper size.
Are these options invisible? Click Show Details
Select the proper paper quality.
If you don't use genuine paper, then select the best matching paper quality. (Check the manufaturer's documentation.)
Select the proper (or desired) print quality.
Check if the colour management in the printer is disabled. Don't click print yet!
Warning! For some glossy papers, the High Speed setting should be disabled!
Save the settings so you can recall them when printing images.
Give the preset a logical name.
Now click Print.
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