How-To: CorelDRAW Colour & Print Guide (SPM - Windows)

Before proceeding, ensure the correct Sawgrass printer driver and Sawgrass Print Manager have been installed. 

The following instructions explain how to configure CorelDRAW for use with Sawgrass Print Manager on a computer using Windows OS.  Your screens and menus may differ depending on the version of software and operating system being used, but your settings will be identical.


CorelDRAW Color Setup

  1. Open a new document in CorelDRAW by clicking File then click New.

  2. In the Create a New Document window, match your settings to those shown below.

    • Primary color mode: RGB
    • Rendering resolution: 300dpi
    • Click the down arrow to show Advanced Settings
    • RGB profile: sRGB IEC61966-2.1
    • CMYK profile: U.S. Web Coated (SWOP) v2
    • Grayscale profile: Dot Gain 20%
    • Rendering intent: Perceptual
  3. In the menu bar, click Tools > Color Management.

  4. The Document Color Management Settings should be as they were set on Step 2.

  5. In the Default Color Management Settings window, Set the Settings as below, then Save the preset as Sawgrass.

    • RGB profile: sRGB IEC61966-2.1
    • CMYK Profile: U.S Web Coated (SWOP) v2

    • Grayscale Profile: Dot Gain 20%
    • Primary Color Mode: RGB

    • Rendering Intent: Perceptual
    • Color Engine: None



    Open Policy

    • RGB: Assign default color profile
    • CMYK: Assign default color profile
    • Grayscale: Assign default color profile

    Import and Paste policy

    • RGB: Convert to document color profile
    • CMYK: Assign document color profile 
    • Grayscale: Convert to document color profile

    Spot color definition: RGB Values

CorelDRAW Print Setup


  1. After opening or importing an image with the correct color settings entered, you are now ready to print. In the menu bar click File then Print


  1. In the Print window, select Sawgrass Print Manager in the Printer drop-down. Then, select CorelDRAW Defaults from the Print style drop-down.


  1. In the Print window, click the Color tab, and match your settings to those shown below.
    • Color: Composite
    • Color Conversion: Sawgrass Print Manager
    • Color profile: sRGB IEC61966-2.1
    • Rendering intent: Perceptual


  2. All is now setup, you may go ahead and hit Print.

Note: You may also print by Exporting your image as a PDF (File > Export) and saving it as a PDF into the Sawgrass Smart Folder. You will however need to have previously enabled PDF printing in the Smart Folder Manager and have Ghostscript install.



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