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Photos bleed I select all the right options I think. Paper Setting - Photo Paper plus Glossy, Quality Setting - High. I am trying to use Kodaks Premium Photo Paper 4 x 6 and all I get out of it is a blurry mess, that bleeds. If I touch it, the ink runs right off. Any suggestions?

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Re: Photos bleed

Hi i am a certified Canon repair tech for this printer. most likely your problem is the paper you are using. you see every manufacture uses different inks and paper. the paper if formulated specialy for the inks. so if you are using kodak paper then you should be printing on a kodak printer. try using Canon paper you should be much happier. hope this helps.

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I can only print 15-or so photos then it runs out of ink. That seems ridiculous, has to last longer than that. Is this normal ? If not, what can I do about it ?

You don't specify what printer you have but a quick google search brought up this review and great tips for an HP printer on Amazon:

Many reviews point for 40 prints and less..yes I confess that I was printing 40 or less if I use premium plus papers but not any more.

I bought 16 cartridge since I bought my HP A618 but the last cartridge printed 140 and still I can print photos (I got the warning of low ink in 100)

what I did is changed the setting in the HP Photosmart Essential 3.0 the software to use it to print your photos. these are the changes:

1- After you click at the Simple Print, make sure you choose the correct size not bigger or Full Page. (for me usually 15x10)

2- choose Printer Settings at the top right then confirm your paper size (if you use paper with tab, select it)

3- click at the Advanced printer Settings. then select your paper type (advanced or premium photo papers). select print quality, Best. I use the (best) printer quality because I didn't notice any difference while using Maximum dpi and I think Maximum dpi only good when you print 5x7 but trust me, don't ever use it. stick to (best). it consumes less ink than maximum and the output is amazing.

4- Click at the (Features Tab) at the top left. then at the bottom there is a very bad technology which is (photo fix), always put it OFF. this feature makes your ink finish earlier. Don't use it ever.

before I use the new settings, I decided to buy Canon PIXMA mini320 but it was out of stock so I bought 2 cartridges to print 70 photos. but the first cartridge still usable.

soon I'll use the second cartridge and I'll try to update my review.

for now, use the settings above and I hope you get more printed photos of a single cartridge.

Update 13-6-2008:

now I have used another 2 inks of has printed 48 photos and the second printed 81 photos and still in use.

I got a tip from hp life chat support. they told me to buy the longest expiry date ink which means the ink expire date will last 1 year or 2. I bought an ink that will expire at aug-2009 which I'm still using it until now and another june-2008 which only printed 48.

Paper for 110 ink:
don't ever use premium or premium plus HP papers. they will not dry as long as you live or even water-proof papers. they will consume more ink too. you have 2 other options. Canon paper plus glossy or high-glossy and HP advanced glossy. both are incredible. I got stunning photos when I used them and longer life ink.

Photo quality settings:
if you edit your photos in the PC, don't forget to set the resolution of the photo at 600dpi or 300dpi. to know more about the resolution search the net for (PPI & DPI). once you understand them you will know that you didn't ever get a perfect photo. now when I compare the best photo before this method and after, I realized that I was a ****** who wasted money on papers like premium and lost quality of 400 photos I printed by not setting the resolution of the photo which is the same as the printer.

If you still interested in buying this ink, follow these steps above specially the expiry date of the ink and using HP advanced or canon plus paper. and before you buy new printer like Canon, try doing my way and buy oe last ink before spending money on new printer.

one last thing. don't print photos from sd card. use a software like adobe lightroom to set the exposure, light, the black level, remove noisea and colors.

Try these tips and see if you can't get extra life from your ink cartridges.


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Why does the printer use one black cartridge and not the other? Is there some way of instructing it to use the left hand one too?

the pixma printers use the large black tank in most modes like text and standard (default) or fast photo printing .. thats most economical when you are using just plain paper .... it will switch to the small black tank only if you select "High" quality mode .. that black matches the nature of the color inks much better and results in really good color pictures if you are using Gloss or Matt high quality photo paper .. you can select the quality level by the following ... when you start to print, a window comes up where you can select which printer you want ... at the right of this window is "preferences" .. click that .. now select the type of paper and "High" quality mode .... now the printer will slow down but will provide really nice results and it will use the small tank black ink instead of the large tank ....the small tank is only used for "high" quality photo prints which is only needed for high quality photo paper .. if you havent tried that yet you might want to get some glossy photo paper (either Canons or Costco has great stuff if you want a lot, like 150 sheets) but most glossy paper will work except colors might need tweeking for some ... print a nice photo in the high quality mode and you should be really impressed .. and you will be using your small black ink tank .. you might want to make the first few pictures small (2x3 inch) untill you are sure everything is the way you want it .. i usually print in the top left corner first .. then reinsert the same paper and try again right next to that .. i do that until i get the colors perfect .. then i print big .. 5x7 or even 8x10 on a new sheet... the high quality mode can be selected for just plain paper and it will use the special black ink but it doesnt result in a better picture .. so no point in doing that unless you want to experiment .. if you never print high quality photos then you will never use the small tank black ink .. it will still be used up eventually because of normal head cleaning the machine does automatically .. ...
grey scaling does not select the special ink unless you select "High" for the quality setting .. then yes you can print using that small tank black ..again it will buy you a lot if you are using High quality photo paper ... almost nothing for plain paper but at least it will allow you to use that ink .. ..

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When I print on photo paper the ink doesn't dry and picture quality is unrecognisable

You have to match your print settings with the correct type of media used !

When you print, set the preferences, set to PHOTO quality and not draft, set paper type to PHOTO PAPER, or GLOSSY PHOTO PAPER whichever - If you select wrong media type your colors might be off. Select the settings that match the closest to your media. If you use paper use "plain paper" setting, if you use glossy photo paper, use "glossy photo paper" as settings and PHOTO quality.

I recommend use you use inkjet PHOTO paper, glossy, you can use HP or EPSON or even the cheap LIKON ones work amazing for me, they should be able to dry quickly, if they don't you are not using the correct settings.

By your description above it looks like you are using economy or draft mode - NOT good for photo paper.

Sep 26, 2009 | HP Printers & Copiers

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The text of a document will not print. The

Print From Your Computer : Windows Printing Select Basic Options Click the Main tab on the top of the printer settings window to select your basic print options. 1. Select a Quality Option that matches your document or photo, and the print quality you want. Quality Option settings WebWorks_WriteArrow(WebWorksRootPath, "wwdd1032347", false); WebWorks_WriteDIVOpen("wwdd1032347", false); • Draft: for rough drafts with reduced quality • Text: for documents containing only text • Text & Image: for documents with text and images • Photo: for photos and graphics with good quality and print speed • Best Photo: for photos or graphics with high print quality WebWorks_WriteDIVClose(); 2. Select the paper Type setting that matches the paper you loaded. 3. Select the paper Size setting for the paper you loaded. Paper size settings WebWorks_WriteArrow(WebWorksRootPath, "wwdd1032380", false); WebWorks_WriteDIVOpen("wwdd1032380", false); You can load paper in these sizes and select the size in the printer software. (Wider papers are for use only when reducing large images with the Reduce/Enlarge Document option.) A User Defined option is also available so you can create a custom size. A4 (8.3 × 11.7 inches) A6 (4.1 × 5.8 inches) Letter (8.5 × 11 inches) Legal (8.5 × 14 inches) Half Letter (5.5 × 8.5 inches) 3.5 × 5 inches 4 × 6 inches 5 × 7 inches 8 × 10 inches 16:9 wide (4 × 7.11 inches) Envelope #10 (4 1/8 × 9 1/2 inches) WebWorks_WriteDIVClose(); 4. If you’re printing borderless photos, click the Borderless checkbox. For documents or photos with borders, select Borders. Note:
For borderless photos, make sure you loaded a compatible borderless paper size and type. 5. Choose Portrait or Landscape orientation for your document or photo. You can also:Select Print Options Select Basic Options Click the Main tab on the top of the printer settings window to select your basic print options. Select graphics & text. USER'S MANUAL EPSON WEBSITE:

Jul 22, 2009 | Epson Stylus CX4400 All-In-One InkJet...

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Epson r350 printer does not print thick paper or inkjet paper

Hi, this printer is "clever" in that you don't adjust the thickness setting it does it itself.

It does this based on the paper type you set in the printer properties, see the table below for the different types of paper it will accept & the setting you need to use.

For this paper Select this paper type setting Plain paper, sheets Epson Premium Ink Jet Plain Paper Epson Bright White Ink Jet Paper plain papers Epson Ultra Glossy Photo Paper Epson Ultra Glossy Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper Epson Premium Glossy Epson Premium Semigloss Photo Paper Epson Premium Semigloss Epson Glossy Photo Paper Epson Glossy Epson Matte Paper - Heavyweight Epson Double-Sided Matte Paper Epson Matte Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Cards Epson Photo Quality Ink Jet Epson Photo Stickers Epson Photo Stickers Envelopes Envelope
Hope this is of help.


Jun 01, 2009 | Epson STYLUS R350 Photo Printer

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When I print photos, they have uniform vertical streaks.

Issue: Banded or streaked prints
Solution: Change the Print Quality Settings (Windows)

Change the Print Quality Settings (Windows) The Quality setting controls how finely ink droplets are placed on the printed page. Depending on the type of paper being used a higher Print Quality setting does not always insure a better print. Print speed will decrease as the Print Quality setting is increased. Follow the instructions below to change the print quality settings in the Canon printer driver for the Windows operating system through a printing application.
  1. Click 'Properties' in the Print dialog box.

    Note: Depending on the Application software, 'Properties' may be displayed as 'Preferences'.

  2. Set the desired print quality in the 'Print Quality' section.

  3. Select 'High', 'Standard', or 'Draft / Fast'.
To set more detailed print quality settings, follow this procedure:
  1. Select 'Custom' and click 'Set'.


  2. In the Set Print Quality dialog drag the slide bar from 'Fast' to 'Fine' to select the print quality.


    Note: There are five options in 'Quality'. However, selectable options are limited depending on the media type.

  3. Select 'Auto', 'Dither', or 'Diffusion' from the 'Halftoning' section.

Apr 22, 2009 | Canon PIXMA iP4000 InkJet Photo Printer

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Just want to print black !

hallow ,,,if your lookin to just print black and white so .while printing ,go the printing properties or prefrencies ,,in the colour option click just use black and white

Jan 10, 2009 | Printers & Copiers

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Dell 924 All-In-One printer

Below are the various sizes and types of paper supported by your printer. Make sure you donnot load the tray beyond the maximum limit , otherwise the rollers may not pull the paper correctly

• Letter*
• Legal
• B5
• A4
• A5
• 3x6
• 4x6
• L
• 2L
• 5x7
• Hagaki
• 10x15 cm
• 13x18 cm
25 greeting cards,
index cards,
postcards, or photo

• The print side of the cards faces up.
• The cards are centered on the paper support, in between the left and right
paper guides.
• The paper guide rests against the left edge of the cards.
• You select Normal or Photo print quality.
25 sheets of photo
or glossy paper
• The glossy side of the paper faces up.
• The paper is centered on the paper support, in between the left and right
paper guides.
• You select Normal or Photo print quality.
• The paper is loaded vertically against the right side of the paper support.
10 iron-on transfers • You follow the loading instructions on the packaging.
• The blank side of the transfer faces up.
• The transfer is centered on the paper support, in between the left and right
paper guides.
• You select Normal or Photo print quality.
NOTE: For best results, iron-on transfers should be fed one sheet at a time.
50 transparencies • The rough side of the transparencies faces up.
• The transparencies are centered on the paper support, in between the left and
right paper guides.
NOTE: You can load a single transparency into the paper support without
removing plain paper.
• You select Normal or Photo print quality

Apr 15, 2008 | Dell 924 All-in-One InkJet Printer

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HP PSC 1350 Photo Printing (Glossy Paper) Pront Quality issue

keep checking the HP site for an updated Driver for your printer, but why not use an online photo printing service like Walgreens or Walmart, You can't possibly print photos at home cheaper than they can, and this way you get actual photographs back.

Dec 09, 2007 | HP PSC 1315 All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Printer issues

If you are using Glossy paper, when you go to print make sure to go into the printer Properties from the Print dialog box and select Glossy paper in the type. This will put the printer into it's highest print quality mode.

So from most windows applications, it would be :-
CTRL-P (to print with dialog box for changes)
Click on Properties
Select a Media type of glossy photo paper
Select standard or high print quality.

p.s. you may need to experiment which if the media types gives you best quality for the paper your using, unless it's Canon paper and then just match it up.

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