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Canon i990 prints are too "pink"

No matter how much I fiddle with it the i990 prints are too pink.

(the machine has a new print head). I used a Spyder to calibrate my LCD monitor. All to no avail. Any suggestions?

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Re: canon i990 prints are too "pink"

I had the same problem and it turned out to be a combination of the actual paper and media type. Brother brand paper just printed way too pink and some Ilford papers did also. I had an image that was desaturated and even when printing as a greyscale came out magenta.
Was three nights of hard work to get sorted. try printing on plain paper with media type set to plain paper. good luck with it though, I know how frustrating it can be!

Posted on Nov 15, 2007

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