11-29-2017 08:06 AM - edited 11-29-2017 09:08 AM
I've just bought the Pro 100s (previously used Pixma ix6850). I don't print photos, but use it for graphics/illustrations prints. I use matt photo paper. I'm printing from Photoshop.
The problem is the blues are printing out too dark and muddy. The other colours are fine.
I've read through various posts online about colours in general printing too dark. I've tried different things suggested (ensuring correct profile set, setting Photoshop to manage colours, checked black point compensation, set matching to none, etc). Nothing helps.
The matt photo paper I'm using isn't Canon, it's from another company. They don't provide an ICC profile, but advise which settings to use. I've ruled out this to be a problem by testing a sheet of the sample Canon Pro Platinum that came with the printer, and using the correct paper settings. The colour problems are exactly the same.
The blues always printed fine from my old printer, it was the greys that were the problem! I don't have monitor callibration software, and not sure that would help as I'm not printing photos and my colours were printing ok from my old printer.
My tech knowledge is very limited, so any advice needs to be in idiot's guide form please.
Thanks in advance
11-29-2017 08:37 AM
12-01-2017 04:23 AM
So no one can help then?
12-01-2017 06:55 AM
Its a little hard to tell from the image, but it looks like your PC test block is darker than your C.
Verify that you haven't switched the locations of the PC and C ink cartridges.
12-01-2017 08:19 AM
No, the PC and C are installed correctly.
On the nozzle check print the PC is just a different shade of blue, not really lighter than C.
12-01-2017 09:04 AM
I don't have that problem with my Pro-100 when I print the Outback test image. If the inks are installed correctly and you have the current driver (downloadd from the Canon support site) perhaps its printer variation.
You could print a test pattern and find the adjustment that gives you the look you like best.
03-14-2019 12:14 PM
05/31/2023: New firmware updates are available.
EOS R6 Mark II - Version 1.1.2
05/18/2023: New firmware updates are available.
EOS Rebel T100 - Version 1.1.0
EOS 5D Mark IV - Version 1.4.0
EOS 6D Mark II - Version 1.2.0
PowerShot Elph 360HS - Version 22.214.171.124
PowerShot SX420 IS - Version 126.96.36.199
PowerShot 620 HS - Version 188.8.131.52
PowerShot SX720 HS - Version 184.108.40.206
PowerShot G1X Mark III - Version 220.127.116.11
PowerShot G7X Mark II - Version 18.104.22.168
PowerShot G9X Mark II - Version 22.214.171.124
04/20/2023: New firmware version 1.4.1 is available for EOS R3
03/30/2023: New firmware updates are available.
EOS 1DX Mark III- Version 1.7.1
Speedlite EL-1 - Version 1.0.2
03/30/2023: Product Advisory for EF50 F1.2 L USM
03/30/2023: Product Advisory for EOS R10
2/07/2023: New product announcements!EOS R8 EOS R50RF-S55-210mm F5-7.1 IS STMRF24-50mm F4.5-6.3 IS STMRF15-30mm F4.5-6.3 IS STM
Canon U.S.A Inc. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction in whole or part without permission is prohibited.