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When printing, if I select any other form of paper than "Plain Paper", e.g. "Photo Glossy Paper", the print (of a photo) comes out with a distinct Magenta overhue. The true colours are just visible under the Magenta. If I use "Plain Paper" the photo prints true to colour. I've tried this on 2 different computers with different printers (HP and Canon) and get the same results. The photos were tweaked a bit in Picassa/Elements on my Sony Viao. HELP! Please! John Pelham

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Several common factors that will affect the colors in your printed image or photo.

Start by checking your paper. Some paper tints can cause problems with color images, so make sure that you're using plain white paper, not another color such as beige, yellow, or blue. Even an off-white shade can affect your colors.

In addition, paper type can slightly influence your ink color.

Highly absorbent papers can draw in the ink so quickly that the printed image may seem dull or a little washed out. If this is the case, try a coated paper that is specifically intended for color printing. If you're printing those important family vacation photos, use a good-quality glossy paper.

If your colors are way off, you may be running out of one or more ink colors.

For example, blue and yellow are mixed to make green, so if your grass seems blue rather than green, you may be running out of yellow.

Check your ink cartridges and replace any that are low or exhausted.

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    pincer Mar 25, 2008

    If you make the prints at home, these factors include the kind of printer you use and, in the case of an inkjet printer, the types of paper and ink you use. You may also need to make some adjustments to your printer’s settings.

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    pincer Mar 25, 2008

    About PRINTER; there are three kinds of printers capable of producing photos:



    In the inkjet printing process, the printer sprays droplets of ink onto the paper through a print head that contains hundreds or thousands of tiny nozzles. The more nozzles there are on the print head, the more consistently the ink will be spread on the paper, and the faster the printing process will be completed. Each droplet can contain only one color. However, some inkjet printers can lay multiple droplets of different colors, one on top of another. The final photo comprises thousands of tiny contiguous dots formed by the ink droplets.

    Dye-sub/thermal dye-transfer printers do not use ink at all. In these printers, the print head heats a polyester film that has been infused with cyan, magenta, and yellow dyes to transfer the dyes one color at a time to special photo paper, which has been matched to the printer. The layers of color combine to form the photo image. The result is what experts call a "continuous-tone" image, which, upon close inspection under a magnifying glass, appears to be one uninterrupted plane of color. In this way, a dye-sublimation or thermal dye-transfer print is like a photo made from film. Both film photo finishing and dye-sub printers create continuous-tone images, although the dye-sublimation printing process is technically very different from the process for developing and printing photos from film.

    Color laser printers are a third option, although they are primarily designed to print text and business graphics, not photos. Also, laser printers cost more than the inkjet or dye-sub/thermal dye-transfer alternatives.

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When printing, select plain for softer colors. for glossy ...heavy colors.

as smilemaker said. it will be longer in glossy paper.

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Hi,

What paper are you using now? And which printer models are you using?

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Hello Landscapeman ,

You need to specify the paper type when the print dialog box appears. Heavy glossy paper needs to spend more time in the fuser so that the toner is fixed.

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I no longer have my manual, how do I change the ink cartridges for the HP Officejet 6300 all-in-one?


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Hey, I have a piece of photo paper hung in the printer. It was a short piece that got hung. You can't see it anywhere in the printer. I've tried pulling the paper out,opening the top, and that's as far as...


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