Our printer instead of printing half tones in "normal" black are printing in proccess colours to make black, this as resulted in us being charged for colour prints, instead of B/W prints anybody else had this problem?
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Your Cannon printer is not the problem. You will get different print color depending on the paper you are using, For example you will get different print result if you print on color paper than on white paper and a different print if you print on photo paper. Another alternative is to lighten the tone of your purple. I don't know what your objective is and what project you're working on but I hope this might help.
You do not say what exact model of printer you are using so any answer will be generic rather than specific.
Poor colour and black tone can be as a result of various factors: 1. Poor paper quality that you are printing on. 2. Poor ink or toner quality being used. 3. Use of Ink / Toner saving modes or software. 4. Worn or damaged printer components such as the fuser roll on a laser printer and other similar consumables with a limited page use life. 5. Poor quality content being printed, i.e. low quality images being printed at too high a print resolution.
The printed colours are an "additive" mix of the "primary" colours in your printer.
So, when the colour ink-jet cartridge is "out-of-ink" on one (or more) of its colours, the "mix" will be off, and the "wrong" colour will be the result.
Change the colour cartridge.
Before changing it, run a "deep-cleaning" cycle, using the HP Support software that was installed when you installed from the CD-ROM that came with the printer, to "clean" any/all "clogged" ink-jets -- i.e., a clog could be preventing one colour of ink from being sprayed onto the paper.
This is problem may be one of the cartridges is dry or there is low level of ink .you did all the possibilities check only thing is pending the you can replace the cartridge and see the result. Have a nice day and do not forget to rate please...!
Sometimes, printers use colors from the other cartridges in order to form a deep black colour. It does seem that not enough pure black ink is getting onto the paper.
Can you check that there is enough black ink remaining? If so, go to the print options of the program from which you are trying to printer the image, and set the colour output to black or greyscale only. This may be within an option called Printer Preferences from the Print dialogue window of the program from which you are printing from.
Then, print an image as a test and see if it comes out in black only this time.
Any machine I'm familiar with has a default colour setting that you can set to either colour or black & White. Check in your printer properties. If the machine is set for colour, even if you are printing all black text for example, it will "make" the black from the colours, thus registering it as a colour document.
Try changing printing preferences/properties. Click on option for color, then click on box for "black ink only" or similar. Try now. If you still cannot print after changing preferences/properties, you will need to replace color ink cartridge due to manufacturer's built-in software that prevents printing when ink is low. Great for the ink companies!!!
Hello, this is Harry from www.BusinessSpread.co.uk.
We had the exact same problem when printing, we used 3 different 78 colour ink cartages and they all said 100% full but did not work. We then had a look at the dates on the box and they were all expired so when buying ink from anywhere even PC world or Curry’s always look at the expiry date.
Today I went to PC world and purchased a new 78 ink which said expires July 2011 and it works perfectly fine.
I have the same problem with my ip 5200, when printing a document in plain black.. I spoke to canon support and they suggested to save the .doc document as a txt file before printing. It works. Not too sure if this uses any colour ink to produce the black.
You can also set the printer on grayscale. However, the printer uses the colour ink to produce black.... hence printing in black & white becomes rather expensive.
If anyone has drivers to fix this problem please let me know...