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When selecting a Profile in Lightroom's Print Module > Print Job panel, I'm a little confused. I have some Canon Matte Photo Paper, and there is only a single profile that it could be, but I also have a sample pack of Canon Pro Platinum Photo Paper.

Looking at the available profiles, there are two possibilities:

  • Canon Pro 100s <PT> 1/2 Photo Paper Pro Platinum
  • Canon Pro 100s <PT> 3 Photo Paper Pro Platinum

What does the number (e.g. "1/2" or "3") between <PT> and Photo Paper Pro Platinum mean?

  • I am interested as well as i have the Canon Pro-10 and i do see the <LU>, <MP>, <SG> on some of my color options. – thebtm Nov 2 '15 at 21:13
  • @thebtm The letters in the angle brackets are the type of paper, for example <LU> is lustre, <PT> is platinum. I'm interested in the numbers that follow. – Undistraction Nov 2 '15 at 21:15
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Hope this helps - Asked my Canon Rep as I was also interested and this is what he sent me;

The ICC profiles installed for your printer and Canon photo paper appear as follows.

CANON - PRINTER MODEL < PAPER TYPE> PRINT QUALITY

(For example: Canon Pro9000 PR1)

(1) Printer model name

(2) Media type

Each letter pair represents its respective Media type.

PR = Canon Photo Paper Pro and Pro II

SP: = Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy

MP: = Canon Matte Photo Paper

SG: = Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-gloss

GL: = Canon Photo Paper Plus Glossy II

PT: = Canon Photo Paper Pro Platinum

(3) Print quality

The numbers correspond to the numbers on the print quality slide bar in the [Custom Quality] dialog box opened from the [Main] tab of the printer driver. The lower the number, the finer the quality.

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    That makes me mad at Canon. All this time, I could have been getting better quality in my prints, except they didn't document how to use it effectively. – Chris Wuestefeld Nov 3 '15 at 22:32

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