Zygomatic Color

For Canon Selphy CP series - Sample ICC profile


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Download and inspect sample ICC profile

If you have a Canon Selphy CP series…

Want to see the quality of Zygomatic Color with your own eyes? Try this ICC profile and evaluation PDF:

Download: Canon_Selphy_CP1200.zip

The profile is made by CP1200, but all other CP series (CP1300 / CP1200 / CP910 / CP900 / CP800 / CP790 / CP780 / CP770 / CP760 / CP750 / CP740 / CP730 / CP720 / CP710 / CP600 / CP510 / CP500 / CP400) will be identical.

Accurary problem

Canon Selphy CP is notorious for Zygomatic Color because it lacks ‘No Color Adjustment’ mode.

Regression Accurary

If your printer’s driver has ‘No Color Adjustment’ mode, the accuracy of the tone reproduction model will be much better. In the case, 90% of patches becomes ΔE00 < 2 and rarely exceeds 4.

A virtue of Canon Selphy CP series

It prints genuine gray without grain. You cannot get such gray by common inkjet printers or laser printers.



The gamut is similar to common inkjet printers with photo paper.

Soft proof and actual printed

Soft Proof Comparison

The left is soft proof and the right is printed - scanned image. Can you see the gray patches of Macbeth chart are colored? That is the nature of Canon Selphy CP. It bleeds much.

Printer Settings

I got better result at ‘Image Optimize: On’. I don’t know why.


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