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My Canon MX310 prints too light (with new cartridges) when printing off the internet. Please help. Ben Mittman b-b@mittman.org

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  • b_b5 Sep 05, 2010

    Caroldon,

    You suggested that I should click on the printer icon, but there is no printer icon on my desktop. How do I bring up a printer icon?

    Tanks,

    Ben

  • b_b5 Sep 05, 2010

    Dear caroldon,

    I'm not sure that my previous comment was Submitted properly, so here is my follow-up question:

    I see no printer icon on my desktop so I can't set the contrast and color levels. To repeat my problem, when printing off the internet on my Canon MX310, the print is very light, but when printing from my computer, e.g., a WORD document , everything is fine.

    I look forward to you assistance,

    Ben

  • b_b5 Sep 05, 2010

    Caroldon,

    You said:
    open main menu and the whole list of programs
    will come on the list, right click and sent the icon to the
    desktop..This will be the shortcut
    What MAIN MENU are you talking about?

    Ben

  • b_b5 Sep 05, 2010

    caroldon,

    There is no start icon on the desktop. I am using a MacBook Pro with the MAC OS X software.
    Is there any other way to access the printer properties? I clicked the Apple Icon on the upper left; then System Preferences; then Hardware; then Print

  • b_b5 Sep 07, 2010

    My Canon MX310 prints too light (with new cartridges) when printing off the internet. Please help. Ben Mittman b-b@mittman.org

  • b_b5 Sep 07, 2010

    Steve,

    I have clearly misstated my problem. Let me try again:

    I have a page displayed on my browser (Firefox) -- the internet page contains both text and images.
    I hit {File}{Print} and the printed page comes out very light; whereas my printer used to print normally from an internet page. I have put fresh cartridges into the printer. Is there some setting that can darken printing coming off the internet?

    Is this clear?

    Ben

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Hi Ben this is normal when printing stuff from the net i have the same problem myself, well had the same problem, i just installed paint shop pro, which you can download free, and then adjusted the picture from there and this seemed to work ok for me..hope this helps

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    steve morris Sep 07, 2010

    btw, i think what caroldon is meaning, go to your control panel, locate the printers and fax's icon, double click that, then locate your printer icon in the folder, then right click that then go to properties, then go to printing preferences, then click on the graphics tab, there you can set the resolution and the darkness

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    steve morris Sep 08, 2010

    Hi Ben

    you could try {Prt Scr} then paset into paint then print as normal

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Open the properties of the printer by clicking on the printer icon and set the contrast and colour levels. after saving the new setttings, take a test print.
If this is happening only with the direct online printing , then try to clear off your cache, delete temperory files, cookies . Once again take a test. If not remove printer, uninstall and reinstall the printer software, the reconnect the printer to be detected and set. Take a test print.
If fault is still on, check for virus in system, do a full scan .
If not get the printer checked on another PC to confirm.

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    Donald DCruz Sep 05, 2010

    open main menu and the whole list of programs will come on the list, right click and sent the icon to the desktop..This will be the shortcut

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    Donald DCruz Sep 05, 2010

    click on start icon on the lower left hand corner, click on all programs to see the entire list of the installed programs where you will find the installed printer program software.

    Now to send this to the desktop just right click and send for shortcut.

    Now open printer softwwarre and try to adjust, lets see if this works.

    Other wise try the first parrt of reinstalling the software.

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