Color management options

Use the Color Management panel of the Advanced Print Setup dialog box to set options for printing color. For more information about printing color, see Printing color.

Color Handling
Determines if color management is used and whether it happens in the application or at the printing device.
Acrobat color management
Enables you to select an ICC Profile that describes the target output device.

Printer Color Management
Sends the document’s color data along with the document profile directly to the printer and lets the printer convert the document to the printer color space. The exact results of the color conversion can vary among printers.

Same as Source (No Color Management)
Discards all color management information and sends device color to the printer.

Color Profile
Determines the profile used for handling colors during printing.

Output Color
Displays the output color based on the settings in the Output panel of the Advanced Print Setup dialog box.

Treat grays as K-only grays
Select this option to ensure that any grayscale as well as RGB graphical objects for which R, G, B have equal values, are printed using only the black (K) when you enable color management and specify a CMYK profile printing to a PostScript printer

Preserve Black
Specifies that pure K-based CMYK colors are preserved as K-based in CMYK to CMYK conversions that may occur when you enable color management and specify a CMYK profile printing to a PostScript printer.

Preserve CMYK Primaries
Specifies that pure primary-based (C only, M only, Y only, or K only) CMYK colors are preserved in CMYK to CMYK conversions that may occur when you enable color management and specify a CMYK profile printing to a PostScript printer.

Apply Output Preview Settings
Simulates the print space defined by the device identified in the Simulation Profile menu of the Output Preview dialog box. (Choose Tools > Print Production > Output Preview.) This option allows you to simulate the appearance of one device on another.