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Adjusting color on printer

Is there a way to adjust the color for printing. The pictures I print do not match the color on the computer. The color has more of an orange tone.

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Re: adjusting color on printer

There must be a colour adjustemt somewhere. I would look at the printer driver settings first. You might be able to correct the colour balance there.

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The colour on the screen and the colour of the prints is not the same. Do you know what the problem is and how to fix it?


First I would make sure that you have not run out of one color of ink, which will make the colors look funny. This is the most likely problem and can be solved by replacing the cartridge. If you print a test page it should be obvious if a color is missing.

If you are absolutely sure that there is not a color missing then the following information may be helpful.

There is no adjustment for the relationship of the colors at the printer. Depending on the monitor you have you may be able to go into the menu and adjust the tint, which is the relationship of the three colors, but generally monitors use an RGB signal and you cannot adjust the relationship.

If you can adjust the color tint I would print out a test page, or something with the color which is wrong, and then compare the colors on the page to the color on the screen while adjusting the tint to make the two match.

Thanks for using FixYa and for the great rating.


Dec 26, 2010 | Epson Stylus Photo R340 InkJet Printer

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Color doesn't look like what is on computer screen... printing from InDesign and Photoshop... same results from each program.

first of all, your screen is probably not correctly calibrated to show the colors right. Same goes for your copier, try calibrating the colors. Press the menu button (it's a button next to the screen, looks like a star with a head around it)

- Then press Adjustments/Cleaning
- Auto Gradation Adjustment
- Full adjust
- Print page 1
- Put the paper on the copyglass, with the black toner facing the back of the machine.
- Press Scan
- Then Print page 2
- Scan page 2
- Print page 3
- Scan page 3.

Now the colors are calibrated. If it still doesn't match, try calibrating your computers screen so you can see the real colors.

Dec 21, 2010 | Canon imageRUNNER C3220 Color Copier

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My phaser 740 has print that flakes off when you print pictures with real dark areas. I assume it needs more fuser heat or less paper speed. The problem is I can' t figure out how to adjust either of these...

Recalibrate the colors. Flaking is sometimes caused by more ink/toner than can be fused to the media. There's a limit for the total amount of ink/toner. Yours may be set too high.
You'll need a copy of the Printer's User's Guide (also Downloadable from

Controlling Color Density

When colors look faded, adjust the toner color density to extend the life of the components.

Print and use the Color Reference Page 1 In the printer's front panel, scroll to Calibrate Colors,

press Menu and print the Color Reference Page. 2 Compare the Color Reference Page to the Color Density

Samples on page 39. Make a note of the value (-10 to +10) for each color that most closely matches the samples.

3 Adjust the density for each color: Enter the value noted in Step 2 in the Calibrate Colors menu, under Adjust Each Color.

? Decrease color density: Press . ? Increase color density: Press --->.

4 Reprint the Color Reference Page; check your adjustments

Dec 09, 2010 | Tektronix Phaser 740P Laser Printer

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The color is not adjusted right.

The first step is to determine whether the problem is in the printer or the driver.
Run an alignment test and then, using the printer menu, print a picture that is within the printer.

If the internal picture has the same problem, and all ink cartridges are flowing properly (you will be able to tell from the alignment test), printer replacement is going to be the least expensive repair.

If the internal picture prints ok, then try printing a picture from the computer again. If that gives you the old problem, disconnect the printer from the computer. Then, uninstall the printer, reboot twice and reinstall the driver, hooking up the printer when asked.

Jul 28, 2009 | HP OfficeJet 6210 All-In-One InkJet...

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Screen colour not matching the printed pages

Unfortunately that's the age old problem of matching colors between computers and printers. Your printer is probably not the problem, that's why he couldn't fix it. Even though your monitor is set to default values it doesn't mean that your colors are correct as colors can vary from monitor to monitor and the color temperature is probably too high causing the colors to look lighter than the printout. The picture on the monitor may look good to you, but it's not set right for matching printer colors. Monitors use RGB (Red, Green & Blue colors) colors and printers use CYMK (Cyan, Yellow, Magenta & Black) colors and you have to make them get the results you want. You will have to do some tweaking of your monitor's settings to get it to match the printer output. Below are some links that will help explain things better and maybe help you adjust your monitor.;_ylt=AjWgmLYL.EGyC5z6hTuiEILty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20090405191851AAl0xOq&show=7#profile-info-R3GCvDlKaa

Feb 28, 2009 | HP LaserJet 3600dn Printer

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Everything I print comes out pink, including black print is pink.

Run a clean cycle and a test page this is priming the cartridges. If this fails to get the colors going the printer will need to go in for repair. The internal print circuit could be gone. Check costs before doing this a new printer maybe worth less then the repair.

Dec 05, 2008 | HP DeskJet 940c InkJet Printer

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Problems with color

There are a number of things to adjust color.
#1) reset all of the settings to default.
2) download the latest firmware and install
3) download the latest drivers and install

Once all of that is installed, there is a calibration test and setting you can do. This is all outlined in the owners manual for the printer (it is a rather long process)
The original install disk has the manual with all of the steps. If you don't have your install disks, you can download the manual from the Dell site. Just do a search on the printer, by printer make, or you can enter the service tag.

The control panel for the printer (the one you can bring up in Windows if you go to properties of the printer) has color settings and adjustments. There are also color adjustments in the printer. You can access them by entering the IP address of the printer in a web browser.

The paper you are printing on can also have an affect on the color.

Aug 26, 2008 | Dell 5110cn Laser Printer

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Color off balance

I am going to try and explain this as best I can and hope it helps you all. I just did this on my Canon Pixma mx700 and printed a perfect photo when I was done.

Open control panel, go to printers and open that. Right click the printer you would like to adjust and click Properties. On the General tab there is button that says Printing Preferences. Click it. When it opens look to the middle where it says Color/Intensity. You have two options Auto or Manual. Check manual and then hit the set button to the right. New window opens with color adjustments, saturation etc. Now my issue was saturation and contrast. So I adjusted those sliders so the top picture matched the bottom picture on the right hand side of the box you are making the adjustments on. Adjust yours according to your needs!

I really hope this helps you all. Mine looks 100% better. Let me know if it works or not. Good luck!

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Brother MFC-620CN All-In-One Printer

A service partner has to adjust the printhead by special software. This cant be done by user. After adjustment the printing quality will be as good as brand new.

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