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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 5:55 pm 
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i use this printer for my print outs (kinda obvious....) but i have the problem where all the photo printouts are pretty bad. i select a appropriate paper type but the photos are always slighlty red, ie the colour balance is worng. after messing around with it for a while, i still cant get it right. any suggestions or profile changes that could be made, because the on-screen (monitor) images are all perfectly okay, just the printer that screws them!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 14, 2008 10:33 pm 
have a good read of this ...... http://www.colourmanagement.co.nz/index.php ...... it will help you understand colour management


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 8:58 am 
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thanks for that, still need to work out how to change it here though!

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:11 pm 
Hi, i'm having the same exact problem with my canon pixma i4500. I set the settings to high quality and glossy paper and all that stuff and every time i print the photo comes out dark and always has a redish/purplish tinge to it but on the monitor it looks perfect. I've sent the picutres i'm printing to my friends and they all say that it looks fine to them so i'm guessing my monitor calibration is fine so what else could cause this?

I've noticed when changing the printer settings they don't actually seem to work? for instance i tried playing around with the colour settings which did nothing. So i set the printer settings to print the photo in sepia tone but it came out as normal. Anyone got any help for us?

Thanks,

Shane


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:42 pm 
I don't know for certain the cause of this, however I have just ordered the ip4500, so any solutions may well be relevant to me if I have the same problem.

I have heard a lot about people having difficulty printing from photoshop.

I have also read on another forum that somebody else had the same problem and put it down to canon's pigment ink causing a reddish colour on some papers (the ip4500 has both dye and pigment black ink cartridges). One solution suggested that selecting photo paper in the print options would cause the printer to use the dye ink rather than the pigment ink, thereby solving the problem. Have you tried this? (This may not be the problem, but it's worth a shot, right?)

I hope that helped!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:47 pm 
My printer has arrived and I had the same problem at first. I then went into the printer settings and changed the colour/intensity from auto to manual then clicked set and changed magenta to -15. This solved the problem.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:43 pm 
Ah ok great i'll try that. I knew there wasnt really much to the problem. I think also if i use proper cannon printer paper it might help. What paper are you using?

Shane


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 5:54 pm 
Shane Collins wrote:
What paper are you using?


Cheap glossy paper off ebay :D called "Ice Pro Duo".


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:19 pm 
Hi guys,
I shift currently from Epson to Canon iP 4500 and
got the same problem with dark reddish colors.
so, before touching color sliders as this are "fragile" staff,
try to solve it with sliders "Contrast" and "Intensity" down there...
I did this way.

best,


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:51 pm 
Well people, I have a Canon Imageclass MF4270 Black and White Printer scanner and it is super fast (21 rpm) I love it except its black and white. Can anyone recommend a similar Laser printer which can print as fast but in Color? I really need your help. What Brand and model has the fastest Color Laser Printer w/ scanner? Any helpful recommendation would be greatly appreciated.


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