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Acrobat Pro DC: output preview - printer profile shown as RGB

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Jun 12, 2020

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Hello,

I tried Output Preview for the first time after I got a new printer (Epson XP-15000).  The Output Preview does show the Epson printer's various profiles (standard, photo, etc); however, all of them shows RGB under Separations, rather than CMYK (see screenshot attached).  Do I need to fix something to make sure the printer shows its color scheme under Separations?

Thanks,

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The Epson XP 15000 printer is an RGB printer in terms of what the programmatic interface provides. Application programs are only able to submit RGB colors to the printer driver and then the printer itself which performs its “secret sauce” to translate that RGB into the actual CMYK plus G (gray) and R (red) inks within the printer. As such, neither Acrobat nor any other application can provide CMYK separation previews. Sorry!

 

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Acrobat Pro DC: output preview - printer profile shown as RGB

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Hello,

I tried Output Preview for the first time after I got a new printer (Epson XP-15000).  The Output Preview does show the Epson printer's various profiles (standard, photo, etc); however, all of them shows RGB under Separations, rather than CMYK (see screenshot attached).  Do I need to fix something to make sure the printer shows its color scheme under Separations?

Thanks,

Screen Shot 2020-06-12 at 4.08.28 PM.png 

The Epson XP 15000 printer is an RGB printer in terms of what the programmatic interface provides. Application programs are only able to submit RGB colors to the printer driver and then the printer itself which performs its “secret sauce” to translate that RGB into the actual CMYK plus G (gray) and R (red) inks within the printer. As such, neither Acrobat nor any other application can provide CMYK separation previews. Sorry!

 

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The Epson XP 15000 printer is an RGB printer in terms of what the programmatic interface provides. Application programs are only able to submit RGB colors to the printer driver and then the printer itself which performs its “secret sauce” to translate that RGB into the actual CMYK plus G (gray) and R (red) inks within the printer. As such, neither Acrobat nor any other application can provide CMYK separation previews. Sorry!

 

- Dov Isaacs, Principal Scientist, Adobe

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Thank you for the helpful info!

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