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Can't color balance 2605

Hiya - just boughta 2605 for printing out DTP layouts. Cant get print density settings right. no matter the setting, seems too much magenta in pictures, and not enough magenta in flat coulours - a 20% magenta 20% cycan mix looks totally cyan, Please help. Anyone have "optimum" print density (slider) settings for a new 2605? Thanks!

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  • DesireeP Feb 10, 2008

    Thanks for the help -- seems the problem all along was the printer driver. 2605 default does not install the postscript driver. Since installing the PS driver, colours are more "true". I had to discover this for myself though, 100 pages and 20% use of toner cartridge later! Wish HP was more helpful with colour match problems.

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Well, the density is actually a combination of two aspects. The original document settings, especially in color transforms. Usually, the software will have a transform specific for the printer. In my experiences, trying to tweak the printer for each print job, can cause extreme frustration. Check the software manual for settings for your printer, and perhaps you'll get closer to this solution.

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