I would like to be able to take a business card, scan it and be able to print in two colors (Even if the business card supplied is in 1-4 colors) as an add on a placemat. It will be printed on a Riso 2 color duplicator. I have been in printing 25 years (4-color) but I know nothing about the pre-press side. Need some advice.
Example: I want the logo, phone number, web address in one color and all the rest as a second color, all depending on the colors I have on the printing press. Can anyone help me as to what software I might need?
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Driver could be corrupt. Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off.
I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with
the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the
printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud
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computer monitors are capable of thousands if not millions of shades and hues of colors that even the most expensive professional grade printers simply can not print. greens in particular. if your creating something you know you'll want to print (say like a business card), you need to create it in "printable" colors. there are programs (like paintshop and photoshop) that can display on your monitor what will actually print. the results will shock you. all this post of course ASSUMES your printer is in proper working order, otherwise your problem will be magnified...
Its most likely the paper you are printing on. It sounds like this is an ink printer. The way ink works is that it is absorbed into the paper you are printing on. Some paper pulls the ink too far into the paper causing it to look dull and faded. You need to make sure you are printing on paper that is designed for inkjet printers. There are a lot of companies that make special paper designed for printing your own business cards. I prefer Avery products since they have a guarantee.
Check this link out for some options on InkJet business card options.
Photoshop. Or, Corel PhotoPaint.
If the logo is in process color, you will need to make new color breaks. To do this, you need to have an application designed for manipulating pixels. Photoshop is the end all be all. Photopaint is cheaper, but definitely more convoluted.
You could attempt recreating the art, or having someone do it for you.
Does this help? You obviously have to insert the media type into the media slot on the far right.(omoademola)
Using the top control panel Printing tasks Scanning/Copying/Faxing tasks Troubleshooting
The top control panel lets you print an image from a photo card, scan a document or image, and copy a document or image with the press of a button.
1 Power : Turns the All-In-One on or off.
2 Copy: light Illuminates when Copy Mode is selected.
3 Mode: Changes the copy, scan, or photo card mode.
4 Scan: light Illuminates when Scan Mode is selected.
5 Photo Card: light Illuminates when Photo Card Mode is selected.
6 Rotate: Rotates the image 90 degrees.
7 LCD Panel: Number of Copies- this changes the copy count.
Note: This feature is not active in Scan Mode.
8 Display: Shows copy, scan, and photo card selections.
9 Resize: Enlarges or reduces the size of the image.
10 Page Preview: Shows a preview of the output.
11 Select: Secures an option.
12 Menu: Provides options for image.
13 Arrow : Scrolls left, right, up, or down.
14 Stop/Clear: Cancels a print job or clears a selection.
15 Color Start: Initiates color copy, scan, or photo card output.
16 Black Start: Initiates black copy, scan, or photo card output.
The BJC-55 takes 2 different types of print heads. And also a scanner head, that snaps into the same place and turns the printer into a scanner.
One print head is a Canon BC-11E. It has 2 ink tanks in it. 1 black and 1 tri-color. It prints in full color or black
The other print head is a BC-10. It prints only in black. But the ink yank holds 4 times the black ink of the BC-11E. It is very popular with business travelers who print only documents. The printer works about twice as fast with it. And replacing ink is a lot cheaper.
The scan head is called an IS-12.
Prices range from 40 to 60 dollars in supply stores ( Staples, etc)