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Posts: 3
Registered: ‎05-05-2014

ip2600 images too light


Every image on my ip2600 is a tint of what it should be. 

I've checked all the settings & can't seem to figure out why the images are so light.

Does anyone have any ideas how I may adjust this?


I've downloaded an updated driver, cleaned, aligned, bought new ink...all to no change.

Thx in advance for your help!

Posts: 529
Registered: ‎11-20-2012

Re: ip2600 images too light

Hi JC6685!


To have a better understanding of your issue, please let everyone know what operating systems (Windows Vista/7/8 or Mac OS 10.X) you are using. That way, community will be able to assist you with suggestions appropriate for your product.


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New Contributor
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎05-05-2014

Re: ip2600 images too light

Hi Crista,

Sorry about that...

My OS is Windows 8.1.

I had the same printer (ip2600) in a previous OS (Vista) and had the same problem.


Product Expert
Posts: 1,969
Registered: ‎10-17-2012

Re: ip2600 images too light

Hi JC6685,


You can try adjusting the color intensity to get the ink to print more vibrantly.  To do this, please follow these steps:


1.  On your keyboard, hold the Windows key and press " X ".


3.  Select DEVICES AND PRINTERS.  The Devices and printers window opens.

4.  Right-click over the icon for your PIXMA iP2600 and select the PRINTING PREFERENCES option.

5.  In the Printing Preferences window, please click on the MAIN tab.

6.  Locate the COLOR/INTENSITY section and select the MANUAL option, then click the SET button next to it.  

7.  In the MANUAL COLOR ADJUSTMENT window that appears, locate the INTENSITY section and move it over to the darker section, then click the OK button to close out of the window.

8.  Back in the Printing Preferences window, click the APPLY button at the bottom of the window to apply the changes, then the OK button to close out of the window.

If you still experience the same issue after adjusting the color intensity, the printer may require servicing.  Please call or email us at one of the methods on the Contact Us page to obtain your servicing options.

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New Contributor
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-13-2018

Re: ip2600 images too light

dear Ramona,

I have the same issue and followed the steps listed here but it did not change the output. I have also ran both types of print head cleanings. I ran a nozzle check and it turned out fine is there any other possible solutions.


sincerely, Jet

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