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Dull colors and washed out look canon pro 100

Just purchased a new Canon Pixma Pro-100 and cannot get accurate colors to print. I know that the images will not appear exactly the same as those on my computer but the yellows are a faded washed out dull color and the blues are terribly faded as well. All the photos I am printing appear to be aged with no vivid colors. I am on a Mac and have read that taking off the settings from the printer may help but I have no idea how to go about doing so! I am not printing from the image garden but from an app of my choice but the color image is just as dull. Any help on how to take off the settings from the printer with a Mac would be most appreciated!! And if anyone has had this issue with prints appearing yellow and aged then please let me know how y’all remedied it! Thanks
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Re: Dull colors and washed out look canon pro 100

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Greetings,

Search the web for ICC Color profiles and work flows.  Other search terms: RGB sRGB, Adobe RGB, etc

 

You are correct about potentially removing the settings on the printer as this can change the workflow process at the output stage.  Typically you allow the program your are using for editing to manage color space and workflow from beginning to end.

 

Correct monitor calibration is also important, but ensuring the same color profile throught the entire workflow is what provides consistent results.  You will benefit greatly doing some reading to better understand how to control profiles during capture, editing and output.  Once you get the work flow dialed in, you will love your printer.    

Rick
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Re: Dull colors and washed out look canon pro 100

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What paper are you printing on? Is it possible you are printing on the wrong side?

 

What software are you printing from? Can you paste a screen shot of your print settings?

 

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/60570124

 

 

 

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472
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Re: Dull colors and washed out look canon pro 100

That’s why I was asking how to go about taking off settings and how to adjust the color because I do not know how to do so. I have a Mac and after installation I can not find where in the printer manual or other installed apps where it will allow me to adjust the settings for the printer. I have read quite a bit on this forum but most is for windows which does nothing to help me. I am using canon pro platinum paper and since it has the label on the incorrect side I know that my issue is not with wrong sided printing. I do not know how to access the printer settings for this particular printer as the only preferences I can find to change are size of the paper what kind of paper and to make this new printer my default to name just a couple of items. Nowhere can I find how to adjust any of the actual settings for the printer
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Re: Dull colors and washed out look canon pro 100

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This may help, but I do need to know what software you are printing from. That is where you start your print settings.

 

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/60545311

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdbEZk-PtCU

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472
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