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    Hi

    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?

    Ta

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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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    • #3
      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)

      CHEERS

      TOM

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      • #4
        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.

        Janet

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        • #5
          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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          • #6
            Re: Pink tinge when printing on photo paper

            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)

            Print.
            Attached Files
            Last edited by Chain; 06-15-2009, 11:11 AM. Reason: (added screenshots)

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            • #7
              Re: Pink tinge when printing on photo paper

              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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              • #8
                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.

                c

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                • #9
                  Re: Pink tinge when printing on photo paper

                  Originally posted by Sweetlight View Post
                  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
                  Last edited by Chain; 06-15-2009, 11:12 AM.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Pink tinge when printing on photo paper

                    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.

                    c

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                    • #11
                      Re: Pink tinge when printing on photo paper

                      This is only my opinion/theory, but I just think that is an unfixable problem with alot of pritners unless you go higher end with a printer that has multiple black inks.

                      The reason I say that is I've had that problem, on multiple computers/printers, for about the past 4 years until I just upgraded to the Canon Pixma Pro 9500 MarkII. The 9500 has 3 black inks in it, Photo Black, Black and Grey. From day one prints have been coming out 100% black, with not color tints whatsoever. I'm convinced it's multiple blacks that make this work.

                      In the past, I would try fixing the Magenta balance in the printer dialouge, what would always happen would be that color would start to shift overall to a green or blue tint, while still maintaining a slight magenta tint as well. As if the inks just couldn't produce true unsaturated colors.

                      LIke I said, it's just my thoughts but my recent upgrade has convinced me of this.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Pink tinge when printing on photo paper

                        Just dragging color sliders in the print dialogue is a bad solution that will never give accurate results - the only way to get the right colors would be to print using the correct print profile (worst case scenario you have to make one yoruself to get a good result) - and with printer settings to match.

                        It's perfectly possible to print neutral grey using CMYK inks (worst case scenario print only using the black ink). With your newer printer it's quite possible that it is better calibrated to print well out-of-the-box with default settings (best results is still like i quoted above and repeated in a tutorial).

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                        • #13
                          Re: Pink tinge when printing on photo paper

                          yeah, I know adjusting the printer sliders is not a good solution, but after doing everything correctly (setting up profiling correctly and everything, even trying telling it to print greyscale) it would never be 100% neutral, it was always pink tinted. Could've just been the printer possibly...it wasn't very high end, an Espon Stylus R300. Although I remember having the identical problem with the printer in the lab in college too though..it was a wide format Epson, but I don't remember the model.

                          Well, anyway, I guess i'm not really contributing anything useful to this thread so I'll leave it for people that have actual advice about the problem haha.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Pink tinge when printing on photo paper

                            Chain and Itsallgoode9, not sure why you want to perpetuate this thread. Molko, the OP, posted it almost 1 year ago and never came back to this thread or any other at RP.
                            Regards, Murray
                            Last edited by mistermonday; 10-05-2009, 01:14 PM. Reason: corrected typo

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                            • #15
                              Re: Pink tinge when printing on photo paper

                              we posted because "Coopers_PaleAle" post on June '09 about having this same issue...which obivously is a reoccouring issue

                              There is nothing wrong with posting in old threads like this...even if the OP is long gone, it does not mean that somebody else cannot be helped by a solution to this topic.

                              We could've ignored "Coopers_PaleAle" request for help, just because this thread was old and that would've benefited nobody. There is no reason to have 19 threads about Red color cast if one thread filled with lots of usefull information will suffice. I had chimed in because I wanted to find out the outcome since I have had this exact problem myself, with no luck fixing it other than upgrading my printer. Hope that doesn't come off mean/snarky, it's not meant too be


                              I'd like to hear if Sweetlight or Coopers got thier problem fixed and if so, what solution worked.

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