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Magenta cast on my Pixma pro 9000

HMG
Apprentice

Why do my prints have a strong magenta cast on my Pro 9000? The head is clean and produces a good print pattern.

I have tried printing directly from the camera with the same result.

 

Any help would be appreciated.

 

Thank you.

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ebiggs1
Legend
Legend

It is my experience with Canon "pro level" printers is, they tend to have a redish bias.  This is very difficult to remove.

Canon engineers seem to prefer this warm look. This is built in.

However, on portraits I do like it, too. They look very nice. But on other stuff I know your problem.

I sometimes add a small amount of a 'coolong' filter in Photoshop. This usually counter-acts the built in warming effect of the printer. Remember a small amount, a little is good, a lot is not.  It will look slightly blueish on your screen. I mean sloightly!

Hope this helps.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and less lenses then before!

This is more than reish bias. This is an outright heavy cast. lf I could scan the prin, you could see the poblem.

Thanks for your reply.  

HMG
Apprentice
Can I scan the prints?

And u/l them here? 

 

I guess you can but you are going to add several systems idea of what they 'should' look like.  Give it a go. I would be interested in seeing what you have.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and less lenses then before!

nsilver
Apprentice

I have had a Pixma pro 9000 for a number of years which has worked well.  About six months ago I replaced the head unit when some of the cartridges weren't jetting ink evenly, and again it worked well-- until now.  A few days ago I noticed that one ink cartridge, Photo Magenta, had depleted itself in a single day, and without my using that color much.  I replaced it, and again, the new Photo Magenta cartridge depleted itself in a day-- less than a day, actually.  

 

There doesn't seem to be any similar useage problem in any of the other cartridges.  What's going on, and what can I do about it? 

RSF
Contributor

I have the same problem and find it quite unattractive.  I'm on a Mac - is everyone else who is having this problem using a Mac?

I use WIn 8.1 and CS6.

EB
EOS 1DX and 1D Mk IV and less lenses then before!

I am having the same problem. I hope someone finds the solution to this because I have had this problem for a while now and haven't been able to figure it out

sorry...also using Win 8.1 but had same problem with Win 7

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