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Black & white photo printing reddish-pinkish-orangey

I'm trying to print a black and white photo, which is coming out orange/pink/red....  Why?!

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  • shawnandtali Sep 20, 2008

    Turns out it's doing the same on color photos....  Thanks for your good idea, though!

  • Anonymous Oct 10, 2008

    Mine does the same thing.. I have my monitor calibrated and all my prints come out very much on the reddish-pinkish-orangey side. have updated drivers with no help.

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In the Printing Preferences select to print in Grayscale.

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