03-04-2017 09:22 PM
Trying to print out a print for a friend and when i make the background all black i find there is lines on the paper and it is slightly mauve. I am using Canon 350gm Fine art Paper 'Museum Etching' I am running it through the latest Photoshop, print size is 5x7. I just want it to come out jet black like the writing often is :/
It looks like this
03-04-2017 10:54 PM
Doing another print of something else my blacks definately arent as black as they were the other day and have a very very slightly redish hue. I havent changed anything as far as i am aware and everything is set to black in PS. I am even printing the same prints
03-05-2017 09:17 AM
I am printing with a Pro-100 (not "S") but they are basically te same.
I have printed on many papers, including Hahnemuehle "Museum Etching", which the provider of Canon's paper.
I have observed that monochrome prints can have a slight (and different) color cast depening onb the paper used.
I have also seen that the light source can also change the tint appearance of the prints.
You can use the printer driver or Canon Print Studio Pro to create a pattern print and fine tune printer output for various papers.
Are you having PS manage printing? Have you double checked that the proper media type/profile are being used?
Run a nozzle check.
You are trying to lay down a complete black page with 100% uniformity. I'm not sure that the printer can do that - slight variations in the signal from computer to printer could be affecting the printer output.
Finally, I think you will find that the consensus is that the Pro-100 is an excellent color printer with B&W capability. If you want serious B&W printing the consensus is you need to be using a pigment printer (like the Pro-10).
03-05-2017 10:23 AM
Thanks for the info. The funny thing is that it seems to be only a recent problem. I was getting great black coverage recently and only this week the black doesnt seem black enough when i place two prints against each other, it just doesnt 'pop' in the same way, and I have perceptible reddish lines on the large patches of black, which now isnt totally black, where once i was getting it really black
03-05-2017 11:03 AM - edited 03-05-2017 11:05 AM
Run a nozzle cleaning. Are you using Canon inks or third party.
Have you you made changes to settings or workflow?
03-05-2017 10:31 PM
canon inks, and paper, ill try a nozzle clean. Don't think any of the settings have changed but not 100%. Would have thought black always came out black though. Well jet black not a lighter grey and red tinges in large blocks