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Grayscale rendering intent

The Grayscale rendering intent option specifies a rendering intent for color conversion. This conversion can be optimized for the type of gray objects being printed.

To control the appearance of text, graphics, and images in grayscale, select the appropriate rendering intent. The Fiery server allows you to select from the four rendering intents currently found in industry-standard ICC profiles.

Note: If you experience tone reproduction problems, use the Photographic setting.

Rendering intent

Best used for

Equivalent ICC rendering intent

Photographic - Typically results in less-saturated output than presentation rendering when printing out-of-gamut colors. This style preserves tonal relationships in images.

Photographs, including scans and images from stock photography CDs and digital camera images.

Image, Contrast, and Perceptual

Presentation - Creates saturated colors but does not match printed colors precisely to displayed colors. In-gamut colors, such as flesh tones, are rendered well. This style is similar to the Photographic rendering intent.

Artwork and graphs in presentations. This style can be used for mixed pages that contain presentation graphics and photographs.

Saturation, Graphics

Relative Colorimetric - Provides white point transformation between the source and destination white points. For example, the bluish-white color (gray) of a monitor is replaced by paper white. This style avoids visible borders between blank spaces and white objects.

Advanced use when color matching is important, but you prefer white colors in the document to print as paper white.

Relative Colorimetric

Absolute Colorimetric - Provides no white point transformation between the source and destination white points. For example, the bluish-white color (gray) is not replaced by paper white.

Situations when exact colors are needed and visible borders are not distracting.

Absolute Colorimetric