Obtaining a Stable Output Color

This section explains how to adjust output color variations that occur on the same printer or between multiple printers that are the same model.

Even with the same settings on the same models, the output colors will vary slightly from one printer to another. Also, the output colors will vary slightly even on the same printer if the data is output at different times. The causes of such issues are changes to printers over time; slight individual differences in items such as the printers, the ink, and the media; and temperature or humidity changes in the operating environment. By determining the reference colors and matching the output colors to the reference colors, you can obtain stable output colors by reducing color variations caused by factors such as changes over time and individual differences.

Tip: The following conditions must be met.
  • The same measurement instrument is used at all times.
  • The measurement instrument is calibrated appropriately.
  • The print settings such as the media, resolution, printing direction, printing quality, and color settings are the same for the printer that output the reference colors (hereinafter referred to as the "reference printer") and the color match target printer (hereinafter referred to as the "target printer").
  • The "reference printer" and the "target printer" are the same printer or are the same model of printer and the ink types are the same.