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Cannot install printer paper profiles; where is the library folder?

336 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 16, 2012 1:33 PM by varjak paw RSS
AliWonder Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 16, 2012 12:16 PM

(YET AGAIN I am here asking a really basic question about something that is really straightforward in Windows); I downloaded some printer paper profiles for my Epson printer, but cannot find ANY way to actually install them onto the Mac / into the right directory so the printer will see them. They are just sitting in the Finder window right now, doing nothing. cannot open them or get them anywhere they can actually be used. I tried searching but all I found was an article telling me to drag them into 'Library' - but 'Library' does not exist on my Mac! I've looked under 'Go' , & tried searching for it, but it's not there; it doesn't seem to exist.

Can anyone plrease advise me:

- Where do I store printer paper profiles?

- Where is this 'library' folder, if it exists at all?


Why oh why oh why is every single thing so absurdly complicated with Macs...??!

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (166,905 points)

    Go -> Computer and open your hard drive and then the Library folder. Normally printer profiles go in harddrive/Library/ColorSync/Profiles, unless your documentation tells you otherwise. Many Epson paper profiles, at least the ones Epson themselves provide, have an installer that puts them there automatically. It's really only complicated if the developer makes you do it manually and doesn't give you accurate instructions.



  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (166,905 points)

    I've tried some of their profiles and they don't appear to be correctly formatted. I don't get a "bad macintosh string" on the ones I tried, for the Epson 1400,  but there are errors. Which specific profiles are you trying to get to load?

  • varjak paw Level 10 Level 10 (166,905 points)

    If Photoshop is managing the color, this would then seem to be a Photoshop issue, so you might have better luck looking for further assistance in Adobe's forums for Photoshop. You appear to have the issue with the profiles themselves worked out.


    it tells me 'remember to disable the printer's coloiur management' - but how do I do this?


    Your printer documentation should address this. Your printer may or may not have its own color management.



    iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Core i7 Radeon 4850 8GB


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