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Old 11-25-2007, 09:59 PM
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Pink tinge when printing on photo paper

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I'm using a Canon MP800 printer and trying to print a black and white photo. Prints fine in black and white on A4 but on photo paper I get a pink tinge. Has anyone any ideas?

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Old 11-25-2007, 11:14 PM
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Re: Pink tinge when printing on photo paper

Molko, welcome to RP. The only way it could be printing in color is if you have not checked a box that instructs your printer to print in Black only. I don't have that printer so I can't tell you the settings but if you check you print options you should find it.
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Re: Pink tinge when printing on photo paper

I have the same problem, tried all sorts of things with printer settings, CS4 settings -nothing works - currently attempting to do a b/w wedding with the bouquets in colour - all looks great on the pc - but when I print - dada - a pink tinge - not the effect I want as you can probably understand very frustrating - open to any suggestions on how to fix - using a Canon Pixma MP810 (Does great colour)

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Old 06-08-2009, 06:56 AM
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Re: Pink tinge when printing on photo paper

I print on an Epson printer but have found that if the computer program (Photoshop), and monitor, and printer aren't synced up colorwise then I get the color aberrations that ruin a photo. Make sure you check that Photoshop manages the color rather than the printer profile; and make sure the print dialog box is set to the proper paper as well. That should help.

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Old 06-09-2009, 06:16 AM
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Re: Pink tinge when printing on photo paper

You have to do a lot of stuff to print black and white. Such as monitor calibration, screen calibration, printer calibration make sure you have the profile for the paper. Which *depending on brand* can be downloaded from the company website.
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:44 AM
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Ok, you need to make sure you have set up your color management correctly. It must be set up for the correct paper type (among other things).

When printing from Photoshop make sure you choose to let Photoshop manage color, and then pick a color profile that came with your canon printer. In my case with my Canon MP610 i choose the profile called "Canon MP610 series GL2". GL2 here means Canon Glossy Photo Paper, printing quality: 2 (lower = better). (See 1st screenshot.)

Now, when you get to your printer dialogue, open up the printer settings and make sure you do the following:
- choose the correct paper type from the drop-down
- Set quality to high.
- turn off all color management and image adjustments in the printer
(see 2nd screenshot)

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Old 06-15-2009, 08:50 AM
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Re: Pink tinge when printing on photo paper

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Canon suggests the following Photoshop settings when printing:

In Photoshop "Print With Preview":

#1: When NOT using dedicated, printer/media specific profiles:
1. Source space: Adobe RGB (or sRGB)
2. Print space: Printer Color Management
3. Print Driver: Select correct media, choose desired print quality, check manual color adjustment, select "Set...", and check "Enable ICM".

#2: When using a dedicated media-specific profile:
1. Source space: Adobe RGB (or sRGB)
2. Print space: Select the media-specific ICC profile*
3. Printer Driver: Select correct media, check manual color adjustment, select "Set...", and select "None" for "Print Type". Do not enable ICM.
(quote from somewhere on the interwebs)
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Old 06-15-2009, 10:25 AM
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Re: Pink tinge when printing on photo paper

Hey,

Are you printing with a white border on your photos or fulll bleed? If you are printing with a white border I am interested to know if the border has the same pink tint as the image.

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Old 06-15-2009, 10:41 AM
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Hey,
Are you printing with a white border on your photos or fulll bleed? If you are printing with a white border I am interested to know if the border has the same pink tint as the image.
c
That sounds unlikely. That would mean his default profile/CM setup was trying to compensate for the paper 'white' on a paper with green tint... (right?) An overall magenta tint seems to be very common though when you have the wrong profiles set up

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Old 06-15-2009, 11:32 AM
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Yes Chain, I agree with you for sure. Even my Epson Printers throw that red cast when profiles are wrong. I'll let you run with it since you seem familiar with the Canons.

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