In this section we'll look at some of the settings in the Printer Driver that control Colour Management options. Printer Driver capability is not standard across the different makes so you may have to result to reading the manual for your own particular printer. Hopefully though these notes should get you going in the right direction by encouraging you to look for similar settings
Summary of printing considerations when using Photoshop Elements
1. You should choose an option under Edit > Colour Settings that allows the Colour Profile of the source image to be used and the starting recommendation is to choose 'Always Optimise Colours for Computer Screens'. Learn what these settings really mean to your images to help you decide if you can use one of the other options.
2. Convert your image Colour Space only if you are confident in what you are doing.
3. Decide where the Printer Colour Management is to be performed – Elements or the Printer Driver. The recommendation would be to let Elements do this never both.
4. Select a Print Space that either:-
5. Choose a Rendering Intent of Relative Colourimetric. However, since images are very subjective you might also try Perceptual – what ever works for you. The other two are not recommended.
6. Enable or Disable the Colour Management in your Printer Driver as appropriate. Look for an option that controls ICM, (and NCA – No Colour Adjustment) in Epson printers.
7. Lastly start your printing experience by using the printer manufacturers own papers and inks. Once you’ve baselined the results you can try other types – but see if you can find a Profile for the paper you are going to use.