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When I print color with my Dell 3100cn the color does not match what I see on the screen. I somehow need to make what prints match the monitor. HELP!

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  • cking481 Jan 31, 2010

    When I print to the Dell printer, the color is seriously different than when I print to the HP printer. The HP delivers the color that matches very closely; the Dell is quite different. Somehow, I need to 'calibrate' it so that the document prints the same on both printers.

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In general the color on the screen is never exactly the same as the printer. You will have to play with the colors on the screen and test the output to see if it is what you really want.

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Dell 3100cn prints the wrong colors


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Click on: Hardware and Sound
Click on: Devices and Printer
Click on your printer
Click on Adjust printing preferences
Then go to the Maintenance Tab at the top (should be last tab)
Then click Print a test page
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If that does not work then update the drivers:

Go to Start
Type in box Device Manager
Click on Device Manager in list
Wait till list populates.
Click on Imaging devices
Right click on the printer
Update the drivers by searching online

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I am printing a color doc but everyting is in gray scale. how do i fix that (it is colored on the document page on the screen)


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Our Dell 3100CN printer blocks out a 1/2" wide line (all colors) print area on the right side. We replaced the printer drum unit and that didn't fix the problem. It was printing fine until we replaced the...


Try the cleaning rod. visit: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/3100cn/en/ug/section22.html
for images (under replacing the "cleaning rod pad") for where to find the cleaning rod. You likely don't need to replace the pad, just use the rod (pull out and push in 10X) and try to print again.

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Cycle Power on the Printer
  1. Turn the printer off.
  2. Wait 10 seconds.
  3. Turn the printer on.
  4. Determine if the issue still occurs.
Verify There is Paper in the Tray

Verify the Paper Size
Look at the chart below to verify that the paper size meets the 3000cn / 3010cn / 3100cn-series specifications.
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Verify the paper size in the tray matches the size set in the 3000cn / 3010cn / 3100cn-series printer´s operator panel.

To verify the paper size in the tray matches the size set in the printer's operator panel, perform the following steps:
  1. Press the MENU button.
  2. Press the down arrow until Tray Settings appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.
  3. Press the down arrow until Paper Size appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.
  4. Press the down arrow until the specific paper tray (Tray 1, Tray 2, or MPF) appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.
  5. Press the down arrow to select the specific paper size, as shown in Figure 1, and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.
  6. Press the MENU button.
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*1 Denotes country-specific factory default values.
*2 Available for the optional 250-sheet cassette only.

Figure 1 - Paper Size Chart





Verify the Paper Type Matches the Type Set in the Printer´s Operator Panel

To verify the paper type matches the type set in the printer's operator panel, perform the following steps:
  1. Press the MENU button.

  2. Press the down arrow until Tray Settings appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  3. Press the down arrow until Paper Type appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  4. Press the down arrow until the specific paper tray (Tray 1, Tray 2, or Multipurpose Feeder) appears and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  5. Press the down arrow to select the specific paper type, as shown in Table 1, and press the return%20arrow%203100cn.jpg button.

  6. Press the MENU button.
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Table 1: Paper Type Chart

All media types that are not Plain 1 should be printed from the MPF only.


Verify the printing preferences on the Dell™ 3000cn / 3010cn / 3100cn / 5100cn-series printer.
To verify the printing preferences is set to print from the correct tray with the correct paper size, perform the following steps:
  1. Click the Start button, go to Settings, and click Printers and Faxes.
    The Printers and Faxes window appears.
  2. Right-click Dell Laser Printer 3000cn / 3010cn / 3100cn / 5100cn-series and click Printing Preferences.
    The Printing Preferences window appears.
  3. Verify the Paper Size drop-down is set to the correct paper size loaded in the specific tray to be printed from..
  4. Click the Paper Tray tab.
  5. Click the Paper Source drop-down menu and select the specific tray to be printed from.
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Verify the Paper Size From the Printing Application Matches the Designated Printer Tray
To verify the paper size from the printing application matches the designated printer tray, perform the following steps:
  1. Open the application being used to print the document. (Example: Microsoft Word)
  2. Click File and click Print.
  3. Verify the paper size.

Verify the Paper Source From the Printing Application Matches the Designated Printer Tray
  1. Open the application being used to print the document.
  2. Click File and click Print.
  3. Verify the paper source.

Do not replace any printer hardware as this is not a printer hardware issue.

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I've the same problem with a 3000cn but on the black color. all other colors are great execpt the black one.

Any Ideas someone ?

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