This is a printing guide created by the supervisor of the Digital Studio in the Department of Art. It is not specific to any particular printer model but will show you how to set the printer settings in Photoshop to get accurate prints.
Scan in RGB, save as tiff or psd, limit level editing in scanning software so you have the maximum amount of information when editing in phtooshop
In InDesign, go to Edit -> Color Settings…:
You Should see a dialog similar to the one on the left. Under working spaces click on RGB and select either Adobe RGB (1998) or sRGB. These are both spaces with a high accuracy and color range, so you should try on your printer what works better for you. This changes the InDesign settings in general. They are applied when you create a new Document.
If you want to change the color profile of an existing InDesign Document, please do the following, go to Edit -> Convert to Profile…
Printer Specific Settings
Since printers are very different in their driver interface it does not make sense to make a walk through with images here. Anyways, here are some things to consider:
You get to your printer settings like this: File->Print Booklet->Print Settings…->Printer…
Check the following:
- Is the correct paper size selected?
- If your printer supports two sided (duplex) printing, is it enabled?
- Is the correct printing quality selected?
- Is the correct paper type selected (i.e. glossy, matte)
- If your paper has a custom color profile, is it selected? (i.e. oftentimes you can download a custom color porfile for a certain printer/paper pair from the paper vendor)
My Printer does not support two sided printing, what can I do?
Make sure that you only put in one paper into your printer at a time, so that after each page it will complaint that it ran out of paper. That will give you the time to pick up the printed page and put it back into the printer to print the second page on the papers back. Make sure you turn the page around correctly!