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Faded color photos

When I use Canon Easy Photo Print program, the colors are very faded. It prints normal bright colors when I use another program. How can I correct this?

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Re: faded color photos

HAve you tried uninstalling Canon's software and reinstalling?

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I have a Canon PIXMA MP250, and it's printing black and faded lines alternatively. (one line black, one line faded black...), sometimes involve blue too.. Anyone can help?

First, are you running low on those ink colors? If not, possibly print cartridges need cleaning. If printer has separate print heads, they made need cleaning.
Lastly, print head(s) may need replacement.

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Canon iP4500 colour management

Try this setting. This might be different but try to point some similar preferences and steps then you can give it a try.

Open Control Panel (I'm assuming that the OS is Windows XP) click on Printers and Faxes.
Right click the Canon iP4500
Click Properties in the drop down menu.
Click on the tab Color Management
There should be a list of color profiles if the drivers were installed properly.
They are-
(Matte Photo Paper)
(Photo Paper Pro)
(Photo Paper Pro Matte)
(Photo Paper Plus Glossy)
The last profile is the one you want. Just above you will see the choice of "Automatic" or "Manual". Click on Manual and this force the printer to use the highlighted profile for all printing jobs.

Now click on DEFAULT.
Go back to the main Properties page and click on the General tab.
Near the bottom you will see "Printing Preferences"
click on that.
You should now be in a Canon ip4500 Printing preferences window.
Look for Print Quality and click "Manual"
Click on "Set"
Click on "Diffusion" and just above that there is a slider that should be all the way to the right.
Click "OK" to save the settings.
Now just below you will see "Color Settings"
Click "Custom" and then "Set"
Everyone sees colors a little different but the following settings print a photo that folks I show them too really like the balance of.
Cyan 4
Magenta -12
Yellow 0
Black 0
Intensity Slider in the middle
Enable ICM not checked (disabled)
Print Type set to Photo (you might want to try the other settings here to see how the prints look to your eyes)
Brightness Normal
Click OK to save settings and return to the Main Menu.
If you now go under the Profiles tab you should see you new profile there.
You can give it a special name like "Canon Excellent Profile Settings" clip_image001.gifor some other easy to remember name. This is the profile you want to use when you print a photo.
That is it...simple eh?
Now the other important part is in PhotoShop/PS Elements. Open the program and then open any old photo.
Under File, scroll down to Print Preview and click
If not open, click on "Show More Options"
Bring up "Color Management" in the box just below the "Show More Options"
For "Source Space" click ""Document"
This setting depend on the profile you shoot in, either Adobe RGB or sRGB. You choose the one you use.
Below that there is a setting for "Print Space"
You want to match that to your source, whether Adobe RGB or sRGB.
For the "Intent" letting I choose Perceptual.
Then click "Use Black Point Compensation" and that is it. Ready to print

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How to use photo feature on Lexmark Impact S305

1. From the printer control panel, press the Photobutton.
2. Insert a memory card, flash drive, or digital camera set to mass storagemode.
If document files and image files are stored in the memory device, then pressthe arrow buttons to select Photos, and then press OK.
3. Press the arrow buttons to scroll to Easy Photo or Print Photos, and thenpress OK.
• Select Easy Photo if you want to print photos quickly.
• Select Print Photos if you want to customize the photos before printing them.

4. Press the arrow buttons to select a photo printing option, and then pressOK.
Note: You can choose to print the most recent photo, print all the photos,print photos that fall within a date range, print photos by selecting the photonumbers on a proof sheet, or print pre-selected photos from a digital camerausing Digital Print Order Format (DPOF). The DPOF option appears only whenthere is a valid DPOF file in your memory device.

5. Adjust the print settings:
• If you are in the Easy Photo menu, then press the arrow buttons to select thepaper and photo . Press OK each time you make a selection.
• If you are in the Print Photos menu, then press the arrow buttons to selectthe photo , paper , paper type, layout, photo effects, and quality ofthe photos, and to adjust the brightness and color effects of the photos. PressOK each time you make a selection.
6. Press the Color/Black button to set a color or black-and-white print.
When you select color or black-only printing, the light near your choice comeson.
7. Press the Start button.For more info, you can also check the User's Guide for your printer. To access it, on your computer, click on Start > All Programs > Lexmark > S300 Series > View User's Guide.

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When printing my pictures come out looking light and faded. How do I get bright colors?

you might use a different/better type of photo paper or
you might save the photos before you print them into my pictures where you might be able to select a higher resolution usually from a drop down list in the print preview to print these photos this may depend on your operating system and you canon pixma utilitys
hope this helps

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Faded text every few lines- Canon printer

When you print photos you print in Max dpi, for this no faded lines anywhere. Probably you have a problem only in black color in print head.
Мay be it's partially clogged or partially defective.

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A faint line shows up down the middle of the page, when printing a photo

from cnet review of the product

  • Unfortunately, as with the Z1420, fast print speeds come at the cost of print quality with the Z1300. Black text prints, though nicely dark, were beset by obvious jaggedness. The color graphics print had a slightly faded look to it and color blocks showed graininess and faint horizontal striations. Barcode-style patterns were muddled, too. For our tests, we printed color 4x6 photos with the standard black and tricolor cartridges, as Lexmark did not include photo ink tanks with the test unit. The colors were dull, details were hazy, and again, the entire print was marred by graininess and faint horizontal lines. That said, nobody buys a $25 printer to print photos for framing or to create displays for a classroom science project. A $25 printer is a convenience item for occasional reference prints, and as such, the Z1300 does its job.

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Color photos printing very faded

Some nozzles could be burned out on the printhead, and you need to make sure you have no photo inks installed where regular inks should be. Photo magenta prints much lighter than regular magenta.

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Color fading

Hi , the printer are dried up need head cleaning twice then test print , if color of test print are complete color no spaces ,it means head are clean .

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