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Old Oct 21, 2009, 5:35 AM   #1
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Default Printer & Paper Profiles

In Qimage under printer profiles in color management there are like 14 different settings for the pro 9000II under printer profiles. Which one am I suppose to use? I don't understand all the letters and numbers they use, like GL1,GL3,MP1,PR1,PR1,PR3,PT1,PT2,SG1,SG3 and then when you click on print page set up in Qimage and hit properties there are many choices of paper to choose from there also. Where should I make my selection of paper choice? I hope I explained this properly,it's very confusing for me.
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Old Oct 21, 2009, 3:39 PM   #2
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Can anybody help?
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Old Oct 22, 2009, 4:56 AM   #3
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I thought this was a Qimage support forum?
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Old Oct 22, 2009, 1:19 PM   #4
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These numbers-letters refer to the different printing papers that printer manufacturer has. Somewhere in your printer documentation or help files should give you which paper each set of numbers-letters pertain to.

You select the profile in QImage to correspond to the paper you selected to use.

Just guessing, GL may mean glossy paper, M for matt, etc. Maybe the paper package has a number-letter designation on it that would let you know which profile touse.

If these locations don't give you a clue, just google a few of these combinations and maybe something will pop up.

If I have time, I will see if Ican find something about these.
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Old Oct 22, 2009, 6:02 PM   #5
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Here is what I found:

PR1
Photo Paper Pro (I and II)

PR2
Photo Paper Pro (I and II)

PR3
Photo Paper Pro

SP1
Photo Paper Plus Glossy

SP3
Photo Paper Plus Glossy

SP4
Photo Paper Plus Glossy

SG1
Photo Paper Semi Glossy

SG3
Photo Paper Semi Glossy

GL1
Photo Paper Glossy (or Photo Paper Plus Glossy II)

GL3
Photo Paper Glossy (or Photo Paper Plus Glossy II)

PT1
Photo Paper Pro Platinum

PT2
Photo Paper Pro Platinum

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Old Oct 23, 2009, 6:40 AM   #6
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Where did you find that? I find nothing in my printer that referrers to those number and letter combination's. I though it was a Qimage interpretation of paper profiles. There are a lot of repeats like SP1 SP3 SP4 all photo paper glossy.Is SP1 higher quality then SP4 ?
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Old Oct 23, 2009, 8:45 AM   #7
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Check out this site: http://canonpro9000.com/

A lot of good info here. Has a chart with the designations I gave you above.

Google "GL1, PR1, MP1 paper designations" and a number of hits will lead you to info available, including the one I just listed for you.

Each version of GL, PR, MP, etc., may mean a different gloss level or paper thickness or something about the paper that requires a different printer setting (profile) to make the best print.
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For anyone thinking of buying a cheap Epson printer I'd recommend getting third party papers like ilford who will provide a profile free of charge. For a perfect print you need to create a printer profile for the ink and paper that you are using.
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