RESOURCES

DETERMINE PRINT SIDE

All MUSEO sheets are packaged with the print side facing up when you open the box.

All MUSEO rolls are wound print side out.

ARTIST CARD TEMPLATES

  • Small (#6) Artist Cards
  • Large (#9) Artist Cards
  • Square Cards
  • Panoramic Cards

HOW TO USE ARTIST CARD TEMPLATES

  1. Open PhotoShop or PhotoShop.
  2. Download the template that corresponds with the size of the Artist Cards.
  3. Open the file in PhotoShop or PhotoShop Elements. Navigate to Image>Resize>Image Size. The page size is the size of the flat, unfolded card (listed below). Set the resolution to 360 pixels/inch. Close the dialog box and return to the
  4. Open the image in PhotoShop or PhotoShop Elements and make any desired edits, once finished go to Image>Resize>Image Size and set the resolution to 360 pixels/inch.
  5. Resize the image to the desired size.
  6. Example: Large Cards (#9) are 7.375” x 11.00” when flat. The front panel will be 5.5” x 7.375”. The template has a ¼” border. Resize the image to 5.0” x 6.875” to fit the template exactly.
  7. Rotate the image to the same orientation as the card to make it easy to drop into the
  8. Select the entire image and copy it (Edit>Copy).
  9. Return to the template file and paste the image (Edit>Paste). PhotoShop will drop the image in the center of the
  10. Use the move tool to move the image to the correct place using the guidelines. If the image does not fit the border, leave extra blank space on the bottom of the card.
  11. Add any desired text using the text tool. Use the move tool to move the text to the desired placement.
  12. Click on the eyeball next to the template name in the layers palette to turn it off.
  13. Go to File>Print. Choose your printer from the dropdown menu. Click print settings. Choose “manage custom sizes” from the dropdown menu. Click the + to create a new size. Save and rename for future use.
  • Small (#6) 5.81” x 9.00”
  • Large (#9) 7.375” x 11.00”
  • Square (Baronial) 5.25” x 10.50”
  • Panoramic (#10) 7.75” x 9.125”

HELPFUL HINTS

  1. Rotate the card so that the image panel prints out first. Most printers will not print on the last ½” of the trailing edge coming out of the printer since it needs some paper to kick the card out.
  2. Complete a test run with a piece of paper cut to the same size as the Artist Cards. Make an x in the lower left or right corner of the test pages. That will help determine how to position the card for the second run through.
  3. Make sure the resolution of all images, logos, etc. are set to the correct resolution.

CREATING ARTIST CARDS WITH APERTURE 2.0

DESIGN

  1. Open Aperture and select the image(s) you want to
  2. In the menu bar (top left), select new, book. Aperture will open an album named “untitled book”. Rename and save the file.
  3. Aperture will open a 20 page book. Delete all but 3 pages. Pages 2 and 3 will be utilized for the Artist Card. Leave page 1 blank. When finished, print pages 2 and 3 only.
  4. Use the text box tools to insert your inside text on page 2. Use Aperture’s guides to locate the center.
  5. Use the picture placement tool and text tool to insert your image and text that will appear on the back of the Artist Card.

PRINT

  1. Go to Aperture’s print menu and select print
  2. On the copies and pages dialog, go to paper size and click on custom paper size. Enter the exact dimensions of the Artist Card you will be printing on and name it (be sure to select this when printing). Complete the rest of the dialog boxes specific to your
  3. Print page 2 first. This will reduce the risk of scratching the front image during a repeat run through.
  4. Complete a test run with a piece of paper cut to the same size as the Artist Cards. Make an x in the lower left or right corner of the test pages. That will help you to determine how to position the card for the second run through.
  5. Repeat steps 1 – 3 and print page 3 (image).
  6. Fold the Artist Card.

If you will be printing 10 identical cards print all the insides first. Then flip them over and print the front (image) side.

PAPER GRAIN

A paper’s grain is the direction that most of the fibers align. When the grain runs parallel to the short edge of the paper it is called short grain. When the grain runs parallel to the long edge of the paper it is called long grain. To determine the direction of a paper’s grain, tear a sheet of paper horizontally and vertically. Whichever tear is straighter is parallel to the grain. You can also bend a sheet of paper horizontally and vertically. Whichever bend has less resistance is parallel to the grain.

MUSEO sheets are long grain. This means the grain direction is parallel to the longest dimension of the sheet. For example, the grain of a 17” x 22” sheet of paper is parallel to the 22” side. The grain of MUSEO rolls is parallel to the length of the roll.

CANON PROFILE INSTRUCTIONS

Canon iPF5000

These profiles are designed for use with the Photoshop plug-in from Canon.

MAX250, MAX365, PORTFOLIO RAG and TEXTURED RAG

  • Set paper type to “Premium Matte Paper”
  • Highest gradation 16 bit
  • Output resolution of 2400 x 1200 dpi, 16 pass with perceptual matching method

SILVER RAG

  • Set paper type to “Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss”
  • Highest gradation 16 bit
  • Output resolution of 2400 x 1200 dpi 16 pass, with perceptual matching method

Canon iPF 5100, 6100, 8100 & 9100

Many MUSEO profiles include the media type in the file name.
IE: Museo Portfolio Rag use “Premium Matte Paper”

Canon Pixma Pro 9500

Many MUSEO profiles include the media type in the file name.
IE: Museo Portfolio Rag use “Premium Matte Paper”

EPSON PROFILE INSTRUCTIONS

Default printer settings can be altered within the print driver software without using custom ICC profiles. Custom ICC profiles is software that can be downloaded and saved to the ColorSync folder (Mac) or Color Folder (PC). This software will bypass the color management of the printer driver. Museo profiles are created on calibrated monitors and printers. Results may differ if equipment is not calibrated. Some images may require additional adjustments to the Museo profiles.

Installation Instructions for Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom

Download the ICC profile and save it to the appropriate folder so it can be accessed by PhotoShop and Lightroom. ICC profiles cannot be opened in PhotoShop Elements.

Windows 98, 98SE, ME, 2000, and XP Right click on the profile and choose “Install Profile”. The ICC profile will be saved to the correct folder (C:\WINDOWS\system32\spool\drivers\color).

Macintosh OS 9.x Open the “System” folder, then open the “ColorSync Profiles” Folder. Drag and drop the ICC profile into the “ColorSync Profiles” folder.

Macintosh OS 10.x Open the “Libraries” folder, then open the “ColorSync Profiles” folder. Drag and drop the ICC profile into the “ColorSync Profiles” folder.

Printing Instructions (PhotoShop CS4 or earlier versions)

Go to Print with Preview, click the Page Setup button on the right side of the dialog box, in the Page Setup dialog box click the button on the bottom right that says Printer, in the next dialog box choose the Epson printer and click on the properties box to the right this will open the driver properties dialog box. Select the media type. Some profiles’ names include the media type, quality setting (ie: Max) and resolution setting (ie: 11440 dpi or bi-directional printing). Ensure all are selected.  Set the color management (ICM) to “Off” (No color management within the Epson driver Properties dialog box). Setting a profile in PhotoShop or Lightroom in addition to the driver itself with not yield optimum color output.

If the profile name does not include the media type, etc. refer to the instructions below.

ARTIST CARDS, MAX250, MAX365 AND PORTFOLIO RAG

Select Advanced in the bottom right of the Epson printer driver. Set the image quality at photo-1440dpi. Under Color Management Select ICM, then select No Color Adjustment. Paper selection (media type) should be set to Enhanced Matte. Use matte black ink.

SILVER RAG

Select Advanced in the bottom right of the Epson printer driver. Set the image quality at photo-1440dpi. Under Color Management Select ICM, then select No Color Adjustment. Paper selection (media type) should be set to Premium Luster. Use photo black ink.

PhotoShop CS5+

The Print with Preview option has been incorporated into the normal Print dialog box. The location of some of the settings may have changed slightly.

Adobe Lightroom

You may need to restart your computer after downloading the profile. On the panel to the right, click the Print Job tab, then click the arrow to the right of ‘Print Job’ to expand the contents, select the Museo profile by clicking on the arrows next to the ‘Profile’ heading under Color Management within the Print Job preferences panel.

GENERIC PROFILES

The following profiles can be used if a custom profile is not available.

EPSON

SILVER RAG
Use the Ultra Premium Photo Luster profile. Alternatively, select the Premium Glossy Photo profile.

MAX250, MAX365, PORTFOLIO RAG, TEXTURED RAG and ARTIST CARDS
Select the Ultra Premium Photo Matte profile. Alternatively, select the Enhanced Matte or Archival Matte Paper profile.

All profile settings should be set to high quality.

CANON

SILVER RAG
Select the Photo Paper Plus or Special 5 profile.

MAX250, MAX365, PORTFOLIO RAG, TEXTURED RAG and ARTIST CARDS
Select the Fine Art Premium Matte Paper, Heavy Weight Fine Art Paper or Special 10 profile.

All profile settings should be set to high quality.