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HP 7550 PhotoSmart Printer prints photos with an unpleasant green hue.

Photos are printed with an inaccurate pale green hue. This happens whether printing from either the computer or from the memory card in the printer.

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  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    I have exactly the same problem. the green haze seems uniform over the images.

  • moosie820 Dec 22, 2008

    I have the same problem.  I've recently replaced all three cartridges.  I tried printing gray scale, and it was worse yet!  (My children looked like aliens!).  Printing a gray scale photo using only the black cartridge produced a nice B& W print.

  • 7550 problem Jan 23, 2009

    Same green problem. It prints great when using regular/copy paper, but when using photo papter (no matter what brand or type) it prints green. I've deleted and reinstalled the driver many times and it once did fix it long enough to print one job, but then it came right back. The only way is to "trick" it to print in full color spectrum is to put a piece of regular/copy paper on top of the photo paper and ask it to print 2 copies. Then you get a fantastic print job. But what a waste of ink! and what a headache!!

  • cathy9887 Jan 26, 2009

    Me too.. I've been having this exact same problem on my HP 1510xi all-in-one. It started 2-3 days ago, right after I changed the color cartridge. I've had the printer for over a year & prior to this, I've never had an issue. I have tried cleaning the cartridge, aligning it, & using different brands of photo paper (both HP & Kodak).. they all still come out very green. I checked all of my printing settings & everything is set correctly. On a test print, I printed a photo on regular paper, which came out perfectly normal. Without closing the print box, I clicked "BACK" and reprinted the exact same photo on HP photo paper... it printed green.

    Has anyone had any luck with a fix?


  • Anonymous May 03, 2009

    I have exactly the same problem. Was printing a 100-photo job and halfway through, all images turned green. All cartridges have plenty of ink. I cleaned and aligned printheads. No change. Then I inserted a photo in to a Word document and printed on copy paper. Looks fine. This is extremely annoying.



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If it's a B&W or sepia photo, and you wanted to print B&W or grayscale anyway, pull the color cartridge (assuming a 2 cartridge system). I did that with my HP DJ 5440 and it works perfectly.

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