How to print true colours

Calibrate your printer and monitor

4. Now create your ICC profile using QuickMonitorProfile, a companion program to QuickGamma. This tool reads important monitor parameters directly from its firmware, then creates an ICC profile from them. Select your monitor type from the drop-down list.

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5. The 'Chromaticity coordinates' field shows the values from the monitor and the table in the current profile. The best choice here is 'Selected monitor'; otherwise, choose Adobe RGB. The media white point should be picked up automatically. If it doesn't read D65 (6500K), you might want to change it to this.

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6. Check the target gamma reads 2.2, then give the profile a name. Tick the boxes for 'Install profile' and 'Make default profile', then click Create. You will now be able to see your saved profile in Display properties, Settings, Advanced, Color Management.

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