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Color quality is very different from smaller prints to larger prints.

Okay guys I'm really new to this so please bare with me as I'll try to be as clear as possible with what my issue is.

Upon receiving my printer I went through the process of setting up my printer. Once the printer was successfully set up I decided to test Out Printing one of my images on the 8.5x11 luster paper that came with the printer. The print came out absolutely perfect the color and everything was right where it needed to be.
I then proceeded to place an 11x17 sheet of 80lb paper that I normally get my prints made on at my local printer. All of my settings were set the same aside from the paper size and type obviously.
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When the 11x17 printed the color was very dull and almost foggy. I've read and played around with color balance and patterns, intensity and all that but no matter what I can not get the 11x17 to print out as clearly and colorful as the 8.5x11.

It baffles me to the point I've almost given up,
Any help would be amazing!
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Re: Color quality is very different from smaller prints to larger prints.

My printer is a pixma pro 100!÷
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Re: Color quality is very different from smaller prints to larger prints.

Is the 11x17 paper Canon paper?  If not, what brand and what settings are you using? If it’s not Canon paper do you have an ICC profile for the paper?

John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic
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Re: Color quality is very different from smaller prints to larger prints.

The paper is not canon paper. The settings I used were the same from the smallet size to the 11x17. I'm not entirely sure what ICC profiles are or how they interface with different papers
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Re: Color quality is very different from smaller prints to larger prints.

What brand and version of paper are you using? Different papers have different color characteristics.
John Hoffman
Conway, NH

1D X, Rebel T5i, Many lenses, Pixma PRO-100, MX472, LR Classic
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Re: Color quality is very different from smaller prints to larger prints.

Also, are you sure you are printing on the correct side of the paper? Sometimes it is not easy to tell. You can check the correct side by setting a finger tip and touching a corner of the paper. The print side will be tacky.
John Hoffman
Conway, NH

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