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My printer prints very dark with cmyk settings,

My printer is printing very dark. I have tries changing the settings in Adobe Indesign which I do most of my work through. If I choose Agobe RGB colour settings the colours is much more natural and lighter but I get stripes down the page if I choose a CYMK setting the colour is to heavy and dark but the stripes are gone. really driving me mad as I am spending so much time and cannot sort this

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  • seh150 Nov 20, 2008

    its a konica minolta bizhub c253

  • seh150 Nov 20, 2008

    its a konica bizhub c253

  • seh150 Nov 20, 2008

    konica minolta bizhubc253

    I an having big problems trying to get the correct settings in adobe idesign to print to the konica. At CMYK settings it prints very dark and heavy using an rgb the colours are spot on but I get lines down the page.

  • seh150 Nov 20, 2008

    i am going to try this

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Hi As stated, feathering is caused by the paper absorbing the ink. To combat this, high-quality inkjet paper iscoated with a waxy film that keeps the ink on the surface of the paper. Coated paper normally yields a dramatically better print than other paper. The low absorption of coated paper is key to the high resolution capabilities of many of today's inkjet printers. For example, a typical Epson inkjet printer can print at a resolution of up to 720x720 dpi on standard paper. With coated paper, the resolution increases to 1440x720 dpi. The reason is that the printer can actually shift the paper slightly and add a second row of dots for every normal row, knowing that the image will not feather and cause the dots to blur together.

  • Make sure the refill kit is for your printer model. As you learned in the previous section, different printers use different technologies for putting the ink on the paper. If the wrong type of ink is used, it can degrade the output or possibly damage the printer. While some commercial inkjets use oil-based inks, virtually all desktop inkjets for home or office use have water-based ink. The exact ink composition varies greatly between manufacturers. For example, thermal bubble inkjets need ink that is stable at higher temperatures than piezoelectric printers.
  • Most manufacturers require that you use only their approved ink. Refill kits normally will void your warranty.
  • While you can refill cartridges, be very careful of the ones that have the print head built into the cartridge. You do not want to refill these more than two or three times, or the print head will begin to deteriorate and could damage your printer.
Check out this site for some good links and information about inkjet refills. 

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Try ro re-intall the printers software and drivers again, use the printers own software to clean and service the printer and print a test page. This may sort the problem out for you
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In print preview you are clicking on the 'show more option's and choosing a profile for the Epson Glossy and your printer model ?

What profiles came installed ? Look in the drop down and see if any specific glossy photo paper profile got installed with the printer model #.....OR does it just have your printer listed ? If that is all you have then try that...set to 'relative colormetric' ( you might want to test the others at some point )

In the printer dialogue choose your paper type and 'no color management'..print at no less than 720 dpi while testing.

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Your brightness (black level) is way too low. The middle box in the Wizard screen should not be black. Dark, but not black. You need to be able to distinguish almost black from pure black. I would expect a reasonable brightness level will be in the 20-40 range, depending on your monitor and its condition.


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    taran_2005 Nov 20, 2008

    You may have to calibrate your monitor as it may be your color settings for your monitor are off. I think if you have Windows XP, under control panel there is something called Adobe Gamma, which will walk you through a wizard that will help you calibrate your monitor...





    I hope my first answer wld resolve ur query.





    Thnx Bro.

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    taran_2005 Nov 20, 2008

    Dark print is most commonly caused by too high of a darkness setting or thermal vs direct thermal setting, and can be corrected quickly through front panel operation, but often times we see poor quality ribbons in use. Such ribbons may not meet or exceed OEM standards and eventually cause premature printhead failure. Some things to look for are “fast wax ribbons” or “low temp ribbons”. Check with your vendor to make sure the quality of your ribbons meet or exceed OEM standards and that the ribbon type is matched up properly with the type of label being used. Dark print can also be the result of too much build up of ribbon or label material on the printhead. This build up retains heat and can cause excess transfer and can reduce the life of the printhead. It can also cause vertical dark lines to appear in the print direction of the label. This build up creates ridges on the printhead or the printhead’s ribbon strip plate which etches the ribbon material onto the label itself, creating a false image. Check your operator’s manual for the proper frequency the printhead should be cleaned.







    Take Cre.

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    taran_2005 Nov 20, 2008

    *****************************wana look at the manual***************



    Following is the link :-





    http://www.geocities.com/eskoufos/fmm.ht...





    Take cre.

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    taran_2005 Nov 20, 2008

    Hey dude



    read this pdf to set correct setting for adobe indesign....



    http://www.adobe.com/education/pdf/cib/i...







    Thnx.

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Try setting the printer to a lower resolution, I can be more specific if you tell me the printer model.

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    Ginko Nov 20, 2008

    Test teh printer by printing a picture from Word or Windows picture viewer or similar ones. If the picture is still dark then it depends on the printer, in that case give me the printer model.

    On Adobe, each print is converted to RGB or to CYMK by the printer when the file is sent to the printer, if the printer is not a good quality one, having dark colors when trying to print an high resolution color picture from Adobe Indesignis normal.

    I mean, you cannot expect a professional print quality from a $80 printer.

    Try lowering down the print resolution before printing, a too high resolution (particularly if this is an inkjet) can result in too much ink being spread, and a dark or blurry picture.

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    Ginko Nov 20, 2008

    Well, you have a professional printer, disregard any comment on inkjets and similar.

    The konica minolta bizhub should have a brightness control on settings menu, chech it out.

    Do test copies at:

    150 DPI

    300 DPI

    600 DPI

    1200 DPI

    If 600 DPI works fine, that resolution can be good to print photos and color graphics.

    Ensure also that you are using right paper and paper settings on the printer.

    The konica minolta bizhub c253 has also different color settings.

    His natural format is CYMK, since the toners are CYMK, however can print in natural colors, if you want to print pictures try settings colors to natural color.
    Follow the manual to change color settings on the printer.





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