Introduction to Canon Media Configuration Tool 1.7.0 (Mac version) with Eric Joseph

Introduction to Canon Media Configuration Tool 1.7.0 (Mac version) with Eric Joseph

  • May 17, 2023
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Exclusively for LACP Members
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Owning a Canon image Prograf Pro Series Printer affords one the unique ability to take control over your Media Type Files and customize them for more streamlined printing workflow. ?The core of the Canon Media Configuration Tool is the AM1X file which is a proprietary Canon file containing Media Type and ICC profile information. ?Mastering this program will allow you to do the following:
1. Load generic AM1X files from the major inkjet paper manufacturers’ websites on to your printer
2. Rename media files to recognizable paper names, eliminating confusion when choosing paper types
3. Attach ICC color profiles to the Media Type files allowing you to create custom AM1X files that will automatically load your color profiles when using Canon Professional Print & Layout or Print Studio Pro
4. Program certain mechanical instructions for printing in to your custom AM1X files such as whether or not to automatically cut paper when printing on rolls and adjusting ink load, vacuum strength, and print head height.
The Canon MCT is not an easy program to master as it is a bit clunky and chunky but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be glad you did. I personally can’t live without this program.
(This class will be performed on an Apple computer running Mac OS Ventura. The basic operation of the program is the same for Windows machines although there are some slight differences.)
Class size is unlimited.

Eric Joseph is a photographer and Co-President / Chief Products Education, Sales & Support Officer at Freestyle Photographic Supplies. Eric graduated from California State University, Northridge with a B.A. in Art, Specializing in Photography. He began his career at Freestyle Photographic Supplies in 1986, where he worked his way up to his current position. Eric has traveled extensively across the United States performing workshops on fine art inkjet paper, color management and professional digital fine art printmaking. Speaking at colleges, universities, commercial labs, photo clubs, art centers, trade shows, events and professional photographic organizations, Eric teaches digital printmaking with an emphasis on empirical knowledge allowing people to make informed decisions about their digital output and how to obtain consistent, reliable, repeatable and controllable results.

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A link for the Zoom class meeting will be emailed to the attendees prior to the start date. Please read the instructions included in the email. If you have additional questions please contact Kevin Weinstein or Janis McGavin at

One Session
Date: Wednesday, May 17, 10 am – 12 pm PST
Enrollment Limit: Unlimited
Tuition: FREE (must be a LACP Member)




This course will be meeting online via Zoom. We encourage you to install and test the software on your device prior to the class.

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