I’m hoping and praying that someone out there has had this problem in the past and solved it because to be honest it’s a real mystery. I’m not sure if it’s a software or a printer problem. For a quick over view see the accompanying images. Top two images are scans from Acrobat, middle image Photoshop and bottom image is the original jpg.
I have a Canon Pixma Pro-100 A3 Printer and use it in conjunction with Photoshop CS6.
Just over a month ago I noticed that my prints quality was rather washed out. I assumed the print heads need cleaning so I ran the Canon Cleaning Utility but the prints remained poor. I then ran a Deep Clean using the Utility with the same result.
I then bought a print head cleaning kit and cleaned the print head as per instructions with the same result.
I then downloaded and installed new printer drivers from Canon with the same result.
I then thought it must be a Photoshop problem so I printed using Adobe Illustrator with the same result.
I then tried using the Canon’s Print Studio Pro plugin with the same results.
I then tried it using Affinity Image on a different computer with the same results.
I then tried printing using Adobe Acrobat and the quality was far better (see top image). Apart from some faint banding it’s pretty close to the test image.
Has anybody any idea what is wrong or better still what the solution is?
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Welcome. I will try to assist.
1. did you ever run a nozzle check? What were the results? If not, please run one now and post the screenshot of the results.
2. What paper are you using? are you selecting the proper ICC profiles when printing?
3. What operating system? Do you have the most current driver installed?
4. Are you using Canon inks or third party?
That happens. Also, even though the tape is torn off sometimes a tiny bit remains and covers the vent hole.
Glad you’re up and running.
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