I have just been printing a few photos and they turned out great. Next one has a slight tinge of pink to it. They are all new colours!
This often happens to me when I am printing. Please help. I am almost going to give up printing my own photos.
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What you see on the screen is quite often not what prints. Sometimes the screen will not show a slight color anomoly. If your pictures were taken with a digital camera, this is quite common. Try the photo enhancement software that came with your camera, or alternately, your printer. They all supply the software because of color corrections that are at times necessary. Sometimes always. Hope that helps. Try the "Auto Correct" function that most photo correction software has. That should help!
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.
Canon has a number of things you can check in their knowledgebase. Go here. Type "pink tint" in the search box and click Search. If you select the first item "tinted printing" you will get at least 21 things you can try (only 10 show up per screen).
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
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