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Canon colors do not match photo

Colors do not match the original and test pages print solid with no lines

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  • Anonymous Aug 14, 2008

    I have a i9900 Canon Printer and it is giving me some challenges. I work with a Mac. 10.4.11. Print quality is completley overpowering on Photo paper but it is fine on regular quality (standard) paper. I have been printing with this printer for two years and is only recently that it is acting up. I have downloaded the latest drivers for Mac. and still the same problem. Any suggestions will be appreciated. 
    Philip 

  • Iuliu Ciupe-Vaida
    Iuliu Ciupe-Vaida May 11, 2010

    Did you set the printer on photo quality? Because most inkjet printers if set on normal or draft mode does not print ok.

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Hmmm..that sounds like you need to clean the print heads and re calibrate them

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