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Color printing After printing some things in grayscale, I have unchecked "grayscale" and have checked "High Quality" and tried to print in color. It comes out all in shades of red. I have recalibrated and also turned the printer off and then back on. All to no avail. What can I do to correct this. This happened once before but I can't remember what I did to get it back. I remember it was something simple.

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  • sueko Jun 25, 2008

    When I printed my picture it was very orange. I've had deep cleaning few times. Nozzle check pattern shows 6C-Cyan is not working though it still has some ink left (Problem was still the same when I replaced with new one). Could you help me please?



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Maybe when you were setting up for grayscale, you went to the "Effects" tab and selected Monochrome with Pink (or Sepia)?

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Follow these steps to check the print settings for your print job.
  1. In the software program you are trying to print from, click File and then click Print . The Print dialog box opens.
  2. Select your product, and then click Properties . The printer Properties dialog box opens.
  3. Click the Printing shortcuts tab.
  4. Under Printing shortcuts , click the type of job you are trying to print.
  5. Review the following options, and then make any necessary changes.
    • Paper size : Make sure that the selected option matches your paper size.
    • Paper type : If one of the options matches your paper type exactly, select that option.
    • Print quality : If you are not satisfied with your printed page quality, or want more densely printed prints, increase the print quality. To print more quickly, or for lighter prints, decrease the print quality.
  6. Click the Features tab.
  7. Check the Print in Grayscale setting
    • If you are trying to print in color, select Color Options , and then make sure that Print in Grayscale is not selected.
    • If you are printing a black and white image, select Print in Grayscale to fix streaking in black areas.
  8. Click OK , and then click OK again to start the print job.
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Open HP Solution Center , then click Settings , then Printer Toolbox .
Select the Services tab.
Click Print PQ (print quality) Diagnostic Page .

Make sure the printer is loaded with unused white paper.
Open HP Solution Center , then click Settings , then Printer Toolbox .
Select the Services tab, then click A- Click Align Printheads or
B- Click Clean Printheads .
C- Click Calibrate Linefeed .

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Click "print in grayscale" then select, "Black ink Only", click "Apply" then "Ok", now try print again. You'll need to restart the program (if you are printing from a program like Ms-word, etc..). This should fix the issue.

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First I must agree the first solution was not proper.

I have some questions and something you may want to try.

did this just start happening? have you tried printing color from a different file or document to verify the problem occurs every time regardless of what is being printed?

if you have tried this then may I suggest:
at top of browser screen try
Click properties button
once print menu opens click color tab
Make sure your gray scale only button is unchecked
and color or high quality is checked.
also, view your choices for color management.

You may find the answer to your problem by doing this.
If this does not work remove ink cartridges again and replace.
if it is a new cartridge make sure tape tab has been removed.
I have had customers forget to do this and it is a common mistake.

If problem still persists. buy a new color cartridge this will help determine if it was a defective cartridge or print head.

hope this helps .. good luck and sorry for your first answer and experience.

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If this is checked, then this would be the answer. Uncheck it, click Apply, then OK, and close the Printers window.

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If you go here you can download or view a manual for your printer, with detailed instructions on changing the print cartridge settings in windows or mac.
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  3. On the Main tab, click on the 'Grayscale Printing' check-box to remove the check-mark.

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