My printer was printing fine til yesterday,then it started printing pink and pics that are supposed to be brown are coming out purple.
ive checked the ink its not saying it needs changing also ive cleaned the heads and printed a nozzle check and thats fine too.
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Try printing a test page. If it comes out missing colors, the you color cartridge is bad. HP test pages will print each of the 3 colors by them selves, so you can see if you are getting all colors. If this prints ok, the I would think it is not a printer problem.
Check in your printer driver settings "advanced" section, and see what the presets are. if the RGB or CYMK settings have a slider, see if the magenta is set at 100%. If it has a slider, try it at 90%, 80%, etc until you have a less pinkish hue. You can then create a printer profile which will work with the photo paper you are using.
Different photo papers can cause hues like this. Also, you can remove pink any unpleasant hues with most photo image editors through color correction.
It's possible that you have a contaminated cartridge...especially if it's a refilled tri-color cartridge.
the problem is very simple the magenta ink the cartridge is over or the head is been blocked from where the magenta ink comes out,
because red colour requires ---yellow plus magenta(pink)----to make it red.and ----dark yellow plus magenta(pink) -------- for brown colour.
Browns printing pink suggest the blue/yellow jets are clogged or not functioning.
If the uses head in cartridge type[that is with a sheet of contacts on the front of the cartridge- then take then out ,damp a tissue in some warm water an place on a plate or similar - then stand the cartriges in the damp tissue until the tissue turns colour - then replace the cartrdge.
If it is head in the printer
Then take a look here
Usually 'black' or greyscale uses all colours to get a true black in many printers.
Check you particular printer manual and soft ware to see if it allows for black/grey only.
You could experiment [I don't know this particular printer] by putting black carts in all slots
[If it is a chipped cart you may have to consider swapping the chips on the carts if removable.
Some specialist ink firms[Lycos] do supply monochrome sets for certain printers - check them out.
Also take a look at www.fixyourownprinter.com
Assuming you have successfully eliminated cartridge/print head problems, the only other thing to try is to delete the printer software and reinstall [Start/Printers and faxes -right click on the printer icon click delete- install new printer -Have the software disk and handy or select from list- select maker, select model,]
I suspect the problem is still print head/cartridge however