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C500n color problem

Hi! When I print BW documents or graphics it prints with a good quality. But I'm experiencing problems when I print photos. They're satured of red/magenta. I can adjust before printing, but I don't have this problem with other laser printers.

 

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Try using another magenta/yellow cartridge.

Draw 4 rectangles colouring them 100% C, M, Y, and K and print.
Check the print and see which colour print is not appropriate

Posted on Jun 20, 2008

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    Janice Minter May 14, 2014

    mY PHOTOS ARE BLURRY. WHEN i DID THAT THERE ARE FAINT LINES OF BLUE AND MAGENTA THAT PRINT AROUND THE YELLOW SQUARE

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  1. Make sure that there is letter, A4, or legal unused plain white paper in the input tray.
  2. Touch Setup on the display.
  3. Touch Tools .
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