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Registered: ‎08-07-2013

Re: PRO-100 True B&W Prints

I've had this printer for almost 3 years now and zero problems. I have learned a lot about it over that time. I finally nailed down my workflow and get pretty decent BW images now. Make sure you use OEM ink and not 3rd party. The 3rd party inks, especially the black and grey ones will fade withing days of printing. I've had my best results on Canon Luster Pro paper. Matte paper looks like crap. Glossy isn't so bad. Like I said before, a completely managed workflow and color calibrated monitor will give you the best results.
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Registered: ‎02-07-2018

Re: PRO-100 True B&W Prints

I know this is an old thread...I have a pro 100...and have struggled too with B&W prints...I've used pattern print and can get close, but hit and miss....almost always a color cast....I have some ink on order so can't test this...but...

 

I also have a canon pixma ip100 portable photo printer...I was trying to get an 8x10 B&W to print on this...I've used photoshop, print studio for a long time...so I understand colors, pattern prints, icc etc..

 

so this am, trying to get a B&W on my little ip100 and getting the std color cast decided to search again for the thousandth time, I found a post from canon that said to get only the black ink to print and avoid color casts on this printer for a B&W photo regardless of paper, you must choose "plain paper" and grayscale...choose any other type paper and grayscale and the colors will be used/added...I did this and for the first time on this little printer it came out perfect...looks like a true B&W print...If I chose the canon semi gloss photo paper, which I am using, instead of the plain paper option, I get the cast... 

 

I know in print studio pro there is a B&W option (vs. ICC etc) and also a plain paper option in the drop down...but I don't have ink now for my pro-100 to test it....I will...someone may want to try this...

 

 

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Registered: ‎05-16-2019

Re: PRO-100 True B&W Prints

@jpetep I have just tried this in Print Studio Pro and the result is awful. B&W still comes out as sepia, but now I have the addition of mapping and lines over the image. All the glowing Amazon reviews about how this printer prints beautiful B&Ws with no toning. Either written by colourblind people or Canon employees. So frustrating. 

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Posts: 4
Registered: ‎02-07-2018

Re: PRO-100 True B&W Prints

yes, I've found I had to do a pattern print for a B&W print with the various papers I use, and pick the one with the settings I like for the stock being used...I can at least get very close to what I want...But unlike a color print, what is on screen never matches what is printed when B&W.

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Posts: 12
Registered: ‎08-07-2013

Re: PRO-100 True B&W Prints

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This forum is kind of dead. I suggest you go to the dpreview.com Printers and Printing forum where it's very active and lots of Pro-100 users. [Removed link per Forum Guidelines]

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