07-31-2017 05:48 PM
02-05-2019 12:51 PM
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...
05-16-2019 01:30 PM
@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.
05-16-2019 04:09 PM
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.
05-16-2019 04:12 PM - last edited on 05-16-2019 04:18 PM by Stephen
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]