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Color management and gloss paper settings

My print outs are dull. How can I get more vibrant colors. I have set to Photoshop decides colors but I cannot shut off the printer management in printer dialogue. Also cannot find way to set paper type to gloss. That option is greyed out. Thank You for any help Minoj

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  • minoj Oct 09, 2007

    Canon Imageclass 8170c multifunction.No extra software supplied with it. I use photoshop extensively so I set it to print from Photoshop. I get a message asking "did you disable color management in the printer dialogue. I dont know how to do this. The question is there but no space for an answer.When I leave it at "printer decides color" the color is too drab. Thank You Minoj

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  • Anonymous Nov 09, 2008

    My printer won't print vibrant colours on glossy photo paper. It prints fine on regular paper, just not great quality. Help?

  • rbhavsar1 Dec 07, 2008

    HP C4180 does not print bright colors on the glossy paper. The photo is very dull and dark.

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Every photo/glossy paper is different so you have to experiment to see what works best for you.

You can select different printer options by:
- Going to Start->Printers and Faxes
- Right click on Lexmark 5400 Series and select Printing Preferences
- The upper right corner is probably 'Use Printer Sensor'

Try printing a small, colorful, test image using the various choices and see what works best. I've seen some paper that never looks good. Kodak (High gloss) or Lexmark paper should give good results.

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Which printer do you have? Is photoprinting software supplied with it?

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