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How to Perform Automatic Gradation Calibration

Perform automatic gradation calibration (full calibration) to output CMYK colors properly. Check the solutions below.
If you use the imagePRESS Server, perform automatic gradation calibration, and then perform calibration on the imagePRESS Server.
How to Calibrate the imagePRESS Server
If you want to use paper other than the recommended paper, you need to register calibration standards.

If You Use Plain Paper and Calibrate for All Types of Paper: Simple Calibration

1
Load the paper into the paper drawer.
Load the recommended paper or paper for calibration whose calibration standards are registered.
How to Identify the Types of Paper You Can Use for Calibration
2
Press  → [Adjustment/Maintenance] → [Adjust Image Quality] → [Auto Adjust Gradation].
3
Set [Adjustment Level] to [Standard].
4
Select [Standard] (for the recommended paper) or the paper for calibration that you loaded in step 1 for [Select Paper to Adjust].
 "Adjustment for Image Quality and Finishing (Calibration)" > "Adjust Image Quality" > "Automatic Gradation Adjustment" in the User's Guide > see the subsection "Selecting Paper for Calibration"
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Perform automatic gradation calibration (full calibration).
 "Adjustment for Image Quality and Finishing (Calibration)" > "Adjust Image Quality" > "Automatic Gradation Adjustment" in the User's Guide > see the subsection "Full Adjustment"
Select the paper drawer where you loaded the paper in step 1 as the paper source for test printing.
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If necessary, do calibration on the imagePRESS Server.
How to Calibrate the imagePRESS Server

If You Use Different Calibration Settings for Different Paper Thicknesses: Enhanced Calibration

You can print more accurately by calibrating the colors according to the thickness of paper.
1
Load the paper into the paper drawer.
Based on the type of paper you use, load the paper for calibration whose calibration standards are registered, or one of the following recommended papers.
For the European and Asia-Pacific Regions
 
[Thin 1/Plain/Heavy 1-4]
[Heavy 5]
[Heavy 6-8]
Loaded paper
Canon Océ Top Colour Paper (81.4 g/m2)
Canon Océ Top Colour Paper (250 g/m2)
Canon Océ Top Colour Paper (300 g/m2)
For the American Region*
 
[Thin 1/Plain/Heavy 1-4]
[Heavy 5]
[Heavy 6-8]
Loaded paper
Hammermill Color Copy Digital (28 lb Bond (105 g/m2))
Mohawk Options Navajo Smooth Brilliant White (90 lb Cover (243 g/m2))
Hammermill Color Copy Digital Cover (100 lb Cover (271g/m2))
* If the paper name is described for the European and Asia-Pacific regions in the following pages, see the corresponding paper name described in the table above.
NOTE
The paper names are subject to change without notice. For more information, contact your local authorized Canon dealer.
2
Press  → [Adjustment/Maintenance] → [Adjust Image Quality] → [Auto Adjust Gradation].
3
Set [Adjustment Level] to [By Paper Type Group].
4
Press the button that corresponds to the thickness of the paper you loaded.
[Thin 1/Plain/Heavy 1-4] [Heavy 5] [Heavy 6-8]
5
Press [Select Paper to Adjust] and select the paper for calibration you loaded or [Standard] (for the recommended paper).
6
Perform automatic gradation calibration (full calibration).
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Also perform full calibration for other types of paper you loaded.
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If necessary, do calibration on the imagePRESS Server.
How to Calibrate the imagePRESS Server