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

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

The following instructions explain how to configure Adobe Photoshop CS/CC on a computer using Windows OS. Your screens and menus may differ depending on the version of software and operating system being used. However, the settings will be identical.



Photoshop Color Setup

  1. Open Adobe Photoshop. In the menu bar, click Edit > Color Settings.

  2. In the Color Settings window, If Sawgrass_sRGB is not in the list of presets, set the settings as shown below, and click Save..

    Working Space

    • RGB: sRGB IEC61966-2.1
    • CMYK:  U.S Web Coated (SWOP) v2
    • Gray:Dot Gain 20%
    • Spot: Gain 20%

    Conversion Options

    • Engine: Adobe (ACE)
    • Intent: Perceptual

    Color Management Policies

    • RBG: Convert to working RGB
    • CMYK: Preserve Embedded profiles
    • Gray: Preserve Embedded profiles

  3. Save the preset as Sawgrass and click OK to close the Color settings window

  4. In the menu bar, click File > New.

  5. In the New Document window that opens, confirm that your Color Mode is RGB and Color Profile is sRGB IEC61966-2.1. We also recommend working with a Resolution of 300 Pixels/Inch. Once done, click Create.


  6. When opening or importing images in Photoshop, you may encounter a Missing Profile or Embedded Profile Mismatch warning.

    • For the Missing Profile, select the radio button for Assign current working space: sRGB IEC61966-2.1 and click OK to continue.  

    • For the Embedded Profile Mismatch instance, select Convert document’s colors to the working space and click OK to continue.


Always choose to Assign or Convert to the working space, sRGB IEC61966-2.1

Every time an image is opened or imported in Photoshop, ensure that RGB color mode has been selected. In the menu bar, click Image > Mode > RGB Color. A check mark should now be visible beside RGB Color.



Photoshop Print Setup

  1. With the correct color settings entered, you are now ready to print. In the Menu Bar, click File > Print. In the Print window, match your settings to those shown below.
  • Printer: Sawgrass Print Manager
  • If necessary, click the drop-down arrow to view Color Management options
  • Color Handling: Printer Manages Colors
  • Select: Normal Printing
  • Rendering Intent: Perceptual

Photoshop setup is now complete. Remember to, if necessary, convert imported graphics to the sRGB working space, ensure the RGB color mode is checked and select the Sawgrass print manager each time you print.


If you are still experiencing issues or have further questions, please contact our Sawgrass Care Team for assistance by click the 'Support' button on the bottom right of the page, or click here.