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I'm not doing something right but I cannot figure it out. I'm trying to print in grayscale with Harman Gloss FB AI paper. I'm choosing the ICC for this paper in lightroom in the print - color management section. Then under the print dialog box, I choose Paper Type / Quality and there should be a "color" pop-up menu in which I can choose grayscale. However, this no longer appears once I choose this ICC. The Color matching section in the "print" dialog box is set to "colorsync" by default and I cannot change this. If I choose to let my printer manage the profile under color management in lightroom, it allows me to choose greyscale. However, that's not going to work since I want to match my paper with an ICC. What am I doing wrong? I've done this in the past and cannot figure out what changed.
The reason I need to choose grayscale is because I'm printing black and white and I want my printer only to use black and grey inks. If it uses the color inks, I get a purple tint. I've called HP and they couldn't help.
Any help would be appreciated.
So, take this all with a grain of salt. I have a B9180, with Windows 7-64bit, but I believe that the procedure is the same. In general, if you are selecting the ICC in Photoshop/Lightroom, you are declaring that the App will manage the color (or grayscale). In the printer dialog, after telling it that the App is managing, you just want to indicate a paper that will determine the height of the heads (paper thickness) and absorptive qualities. With Harman Gloss (or Matte), I choose this ICC in the App, then choose an HP paper (HP Photo Matte) in the dialog. The PDF's that I have for the Gloss and Matte both address this in the PDF files that comes with the ICC for both Windows and Macs.
Thanks. So, how do I choose grayscale in lightroom then?
On my system, taking the approach that I describe, I can select grayscale on the Color tab of the Print Properties dialog.
I've sorted it out on my end. It isn't exactly how you described, but your post did point me in the right direction. Thanks.
Interesting. I'm using HP9180B and both, Lightroom and/or CS3. If I choice the "managed by application" print method, I have to choice the ICC profile (that I get from website of producer). Than in the dialog box of the printer I choice a preset or leave it as standard. Than choicing the paper type if I correct understand what plummerl says it does not influence the colour management but only the height of the heads (paper thickness) and absorptive qualities. Under Color Option I cannot choice B&W inks and this IMO makes sense because otherwise it would be no "color management" without color inks. In other words if I want to print with only Black inks I have to choice the "managed by printer option" instead of the "managed by application". Different story if I desire to print colors. Is my "idea and process" correct ? Sorry for basic question but there is a long way to quality...I'm always trying to improve...thanks for any answer
In other words if I want to print with only Black inks I have to choice the "managed by printer option" instead of the "managed by application".
Yep, this is exactly what I did and it worked perfectly.
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