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Colour problem B&W works fine, but when I try to do a print with colour, the edges of the colour are really furry and it bleeds over. Anything I can try ?

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Re: Colour problem

Sounds like one or more of the colour drums have had it, do a print of each colour and change appropiate drums

Clean the 4 led heads

Posted on Jan 02, 2008

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Hardly print in colour but run out of colour ink really quickly.

Really if you know you don't print in colour you can just decide to remove the colour ink from the printer and observe to know if it empties after a while which might mean that it was getting dried up somehow.

Do get back to me over this after you might have tried it out.

Good luck and thanks for using Fixya.

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Printed colours doesn't match with monitor colours

Here is a list of reasons why colours on electronic designs might differ from printed designs:
  • Monitors work in the RGB (Red,Green,Blue) colour space while printers use the CMYK (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and Black) colour space.
    Designs look fine on a monitor if they are designed in RGB to begin with. Converting them to CMYK might make them look odd on screen, but they will print correctly, to a certain measure. It is difficult to sign of an image file that is currently in CMYK mode while viewing with an RGB monitor.
  • Monitor settings differ.
    The designer was sitting in a darkish room when choosing the blue and his blue looks vibrant. The client was viewing the same design in a well-lit room, making the blue seem lighter. The designer uses an LCD display and the client uses a CRT monitor and the vibrancy differs. The contrast and saturation settings on each monitor might differ as well, rendering the blue with different values.
  • Each printer in the world prints colour slightly different.
    Sometimes it is really obvious and sometimes it is almost impossible to see the difference. Normal desktop printers are definitely not something to do colour proofing with. If you print the design out on your desktop printer then a slight shortage on any of the colours will make the colour come out wrong. There are a lot of factors that can influence even the most expensive printing equipment. These include altitude, humidity, the current heat of the printer, age of the printer, quality of ink, the paper that is being used, special coatings on the paper etc. Even viewing the same printed material in different lighting conditions may make the colour seem different.
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Go to your nearest printer company and ask to see their Pantone colour matching system. Each colour in the Pantone chart has a matching number. Most design applications have the same Pantone charts built in so that colour matching is easy. Read up on Pantone at Wikipedia. Make sure that the file is converted to CMYK (If not designed in it originally) before sending it to print. Some printer companies might ask for colour separation prints which the leading design packages can produce. It is also important for the designer to choose the correct colour management profile in the design package.

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I am presuming the rest of the page prints the correct colour and this is an area in the direction of feed that is missing yellow. Try swapping the yellow and magenta drum positions and then the green text should come out a very dark blue colour. if it does then the fault is with the YELLOW drum, if there is still a noticeable Cyan stripe still then the fault will be with the LED head or engine control board.

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Upon replacing a cartridge, the alignment page only appears with yellow ink and the alignment page will not print


Depending on your type of printer, this happens alot.

Take the colour cartridge out of the printer and also get a blank bit of paper, we need to bleed the cartridge.

Put on a flat surface, put paper covering surface and bang the inkspray end of the cartridge onto the paper 4 or 5 times, then you will see the colour bleeding onto the page.

Put back in printer, should work fine.

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2 Press ▲ or ▼ to select Red, Green or Blue.
Press Menu/Set.
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Press Menu/Set.
4 Return to Step 2 to select the next colour.
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