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Phaser 8200 color "blues"

I am having a similar problem to one posted earlier, however, I'm using Windows Vista. The problem is that color in my document is remarkably different than the 8200 prints. I have a jpg of clouds on a blue sky at the top of each page. When printed it is either dark blue-grey (using the RGB or Auto setting in TecColor) or dark turquoise-green (using Vivid setting). Reds are dull, best on RGB setting.

My color ink jet does a much better job, and i took my Publisher file to Staples and they printed a great looking document which looked better than it did on the screen.

I'm beginning to regret my purchase of this 8200. Is there anything you could suggest to help get the "blues" in line?

BTW, the Vista driver cut out a lot of function so i downloaded the XP driver and it seems to work fine. i used this printer on my XP machine before upgrading.

...Alan

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  • Alan O'Rear May 16, 2008

    If the print head is faulty, wouldn't there be some indication other than a color shift? I printed the stripe document and there are no bad jets. Changing print heads sound drastic, involved, and expensive.

    I also printed the PowerPoint color charts downloaded from the Xerox site on the 8200 and on my desktop printer (HP5510). It HP printed nearly exact colors as on the screen. The 8200 printed the blues as mostly green. The printer at Staples also printed it exactly.

    Is there a way to tweak the jets to change color spectrum?

  • Alan O'Rear May 16, 2008

    There is no indication of smudging. Everything is clear ans crisp, just the wrong colors. Blues colors are shifted far toward the green spectrum.

    All test prints from the support menu are printing OK, all jets are working, but the colors are way too green.

    Any other suggestions?

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May be the printer head is faulty...
try with an alternate one

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Now have u update ur drivers?

Posted on May 15, 2008

  • dewan nafees ahmed May 15, 2008

    ur nozzle is smudging i think.. did u reinstall the inks recently?

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