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Old 08-07-2012, 05:40 AM
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Print Colour

I have scanned a map into Photoshop 6 with grayscale 1200 dpi saved it as a jpeg but when I print the map out two thirds of it is red and one third is black. I have tried printing it out with two other programs with the same result. I want the resultant print out in all black. I know there must be a simple explanation so I must be too simple Hope someone can help.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:43 AM
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Re: Print Colour

Have you tried printing a different grayscale file with similar specs?
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:44 AM
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Re: Print Colour

No but I do not normally scan 1200 dpi but it is a very old map and I need it as clear as possible.
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Old 08-07-2012, 08:49 AM
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Re: Print Colour

You might want to give it a go, just to eliminate the printer as the problem.
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Old 08-07-2012, 06:21 PM
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Re: Print Colour

If you scanned the image as an RGB file and it is in color, that could be the source of your problem. Make sure in PS you do Image>Mode>Grayscale. That will guarantee that you image has no color (even if it looks black & white to you). Your printer s/w should be able to tell that the image is grayscale and only print from the black catridge. If it still prints red, then check to see in the print dialog box, there should be an option to select color or Black printing only. If it still prints red, then you have a printer problem. There are two ways your inkjet can print black. One is to only dispense black ink from the black in cartridge or black ink well in a multicolor cartridge. The other way is to combine all ink colors from the color cartridge. The latter way does not provide the best black and wastes expensive color ink.
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