In order to guarantee the quality of the gravure cylinder making. Three kinds of characteristic files generation software (Monaco、Profile-Maker and GMG Profile Editor) are used to generate the characteristic files of electronic engraved gravure print. The generated characteristic files “profile” which use different methods of color management, is used to conduct color management to gravure cylinder making. Then study the color rendering of the printed matter, analyze and compare the software which generates the gravure printing characteristic files “ICC” and the methods of color management. The results show that in comparison the color gamut of the characteristic files which using the software “Monaco” to generate is bigger; the characteristic files which using the software “Profile make” is smaller in the color gamut range of blue to chartreuse; the characteristic files which using the software “GMG Profile Editer” is more excellent than others in the a axis (the color gamut range of red and green). Using the method of color management “GMG” conduct color management to gravure cylinder making, can get the good consequent, which is the best method of color management to gravure printing.