When I got to print in colour the colours do not come out correctly. Red come out green, and yellows come out blue. I double checked and the cartridges are all full and in the right colour slots. any suggestions
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Re: print won't print correct colours
If your colors are all in the right slots, I would do a test print. This is usually done by turning the printer off and then hold the form feed button down while you turn it back on. It will go into a test print mode and print out some pages and tell you what lines should be what color and so on. If it test prints correctly, then the printer is not the problem and I would simply reload the printer driver software again since you may have gotten some sort of gliche in the software driver. Normally that will correct the problem. If the problem comes out the same in the test print pages then go through your setup procedure on the printer itself per the user manual. If the problem persists then it is a problem an input/output color processing IC on the main board and you will need to take it to a repair shop. Good Luck and God bless.
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If your printer does not tell you any cartridge is empty, and it still does not use that colour it could be the nozzles of one cartridge are blocked. Check this by printing a test page, as told in the user manual. Sometimes called an alignment print.
Then check if all colours appear correct. Looks like yellow is not working correct.
Have you any applications like deep freeze installed on your computer machine? If so uninstall it restart your computer and try to print again. The fact is some programs cause colour malfunction in the computer. The similar scenario I encountered, I had to format the system for the colours to print correctly again. But i have seen where deep freeze cause similar issues before.
Here is a list of reasons why colours on electronic designs might differ from printed designs:
Monitors work in the RGB (Red,Green,Blue) colour space while printers use the CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) colour space. Designs look fine on a monitor if they are designed in RGB to begin with. Converting them to CMYK might make them look odd on screen, but they will print correctly, to a certain measure. It is difficult to sign of an image file that is currently in CMYK mode while viewing with an RGB monitor.
Monitor settings differ. The designer was sitting in a darkish room when choosing the blue and his blue looks vibrant. The client was viewing the same design in a well-lit room, making the blue seem lighter. The designer uses an LCD display and the client uses a CRT monitor and the vibrancy differs. The contrast and saturation settings on each monitor might differ as well, rendering the blue with different values.
Each printer in the world prints colour slightly different. Sometimes it is really obvious and sometimes it is almost impossible to see the difference. Normal desktop printers are definitely not something to do colour proofing with. If you print the design out on your desktop printer then a slight shortage on any of the colours will make the colour come out wrong. There are a lot of factors that can influence even the most expensive printing equipment. These include altitude, humidity, the current heat of the printer, age of the printer, quality of ink, the paper that is being used, special coatings on the paper etc. Even viewing the same printed material in different lighting conditions may make the colour seem different.
Tips on getting the most accurate colour Go to your nearest printer company and ask to see their Pantone colour matching system. Each colour in the Pantone chart has a matching number. Most design applications have the same Pantone charts built in so that colour matching is easy. Read up on Pantone at Wikipedia. Make sure that the file is converted to CMYK (If not designed in it originally) before sending it to print. Some printer companies might ask for colour separation prints which the leading design packages can produce. It is also important for the designer to choose the correct colour management profile in the design package.
If your picures are all purple it means that the green colour is missing. TV colour is made up by mixing Red, Green & Blue. Removing Green leaving Red & Blue makes purple. Study the green colour circuit for a fault and confirm that the green gun inside the tube is working.
if it is hooked up with componant, thats the red blue green cables for video, and red white for audio, then you probabily eather dont have the red pluged all the way in, or you have the red audio, and red video---reversed, make sure to check them on the dvd player, and on the tv, if there correct, try using the composit input, that is the yellow red and white
Colour codeStandard wire colours for flexible cable Such as Extension cords, power (line) cords and lamp cords
World Region, country or other entity(ies)
EU, Australia & South Africa (IEC 60446)
green & yellow
Australia & New Zealand (AS/NZS 3000:2000 3.8.1)
United States and Canada
Standard wire colours for fixed cable (In or behind the wall wiring cables)
EU (IEC 60446) including UK from 31 March 2004
green & yellow
Australia and South Africa
green & yellow (core is usually bare and should be sleeved at terminations)
United States and Canada
black, red, blue(brass)
green (green) or bare copper wire
Note: the colours in this table represent the most common and preferred standard colours for single phase wiring however others may be in use, especially in older installations.