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  1. @walt.farrell that's a fair point, actually in the pdf guide in the op it does mention using RGB output. (I always find that odd, given that a printer by definition has to use the CMYK scheme at the end). My advice above can safely be ignored (like much of my advice in general )
  2. Assuming you are on Windows. It should work if you do the following: 1. Install the icc profile (right click the file, select 'install..') 2. Set Windows to apply the profile to your printer. Win +R (for run), type "colorcpl.exe", select your printer, Add.. your colour profile and set as default. 3. Set your printer driver colour management to use host system. If that's not an option, choose application colour management. (not sure how exactly it would be worded in your driver). 4. In Affinity print dialogue, choose 'printer manages colour'.
  3. Have you tried setting [paper size] in the AP print dialogue to "defined by driver"? I've had problems like this too, sometimes switching to a different size, then to the driver size puts it straight (although that is with Designer not Photo).
  4. @Dan C Thanks for the update :)
  5. It seems like they are acting as if they are num-pad keys 4&6 (I'd bet up/down would give you symbols too). Is there any kind of num-lock type function with the keyboard, like to make a set of the keys work like they are the num pad? Also if there's an "fn" type key I'd try holding that down whilst doing the key press to see what happens. I don't know of any concrete way to fix the issue though, sorry! (well, aside from plugging in a full-size keyboard )
  6. Are you using the right arrow that's on the num pad? If I use that I get a symbol, if using the dedicated arrow keys I do not.
  7. Hi @Dan C, did you have a chance to take a look at this?
  8. Seems like this has been noted before just over two years ago... In case anyone else comes across this problem, you can use the cmyk profiles through Windows colour management, you don't need to print through a different application. Win+R (for run), type "colorcpl.exe", select your printer, Add.. your profile and set as default. It's not as easy as setting a dropdown in the print dialouge.
  9. Thanks for looking at it, the software that created it was Windows based, maybe it's related to that. It installs without any issues on Windows. It does seem like a bug, especially given that not a single cmyk profile is listed in the print options.
  10. @R C-R zip attached if you want to try it. Out of curiosity, does your print dialogue show all the same cmyk & rgb profiles as in the document/soft proof lists? Xerox Colotech 350gsm Silk.zip
  11. Hi Dan, Thanks for replying, if you see this thread: I've uploaded a profile on there, others have checked it on Windows and it's not on the print dialouge. It's not just that specific profile, there are no default cmyk profiles in the list either.
  12. @R C-R Could just be something to do with going through the forum upload? I've just downloaded and installed the repaired one you posted, same thing - in soft proof list/document colour, not in printer options. I would think if it was a bad file it would just not show at all, plus when it was originally created and installed it was all handled through the colour profiler software. It must be a bug with AD on Windows, there are simply no cmyk profiles in the print options at all, as confirmed by others here. Towards the end of this page: https://affinity.serif.com/en-gb/designer/desktop/ it's got a section on colour management which mentions " end-to-end CMYK ". Maybe someone from Serif can clairfy this?
  13. Yep, I had previously used the profile through AI. Maybe it is just a bug with AD that will get fixed, but either way it's easy enough to work around.
  14. I'm creating the profiles using a colormunki profiler, that only produces CMYK printer profiles. Windows colour management works, it's not a huge problem, it would just be a bit more convenient if AD would recognise the profiles. Thanks for your input, good to know that it wasn't just me missing a setting somewhere.
  15. @v_kyr thanks for trying it, so it's the same for you as on my system. Looking at it again, there aren't any CMYK profiles in the print list at all, not even the default SWOP etc. Seems like AD is limited to RGB only on the print side of things. I'll just have to stick to Windows colour management. Appreciate your help.
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