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Color off balance

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When I print or copy colors are all wrong- blue prints as purple, grey copies as red. Cartridges have been removed and replaced properly as well as completely replaced with new ones. Also have performed nozzle cleaning and deep clean several times. What is happening? Can't get to a place where printer maintenance will allow manual adjustments... Please advise. Thank you! :o)

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  • Anonymous Oct 02, 2008

    I have the same problem. Red is printing yellow and grey is printing green.

  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    the same problem with mine.

  • L1nny Feb 11, 2009

    Blue prints as pale purple. Blue prints on nozzle checks but not on printout. Blue does not enter the mix so all colors off balance. Any answers...?

  • pmanthey66 Feb 12, 2009

    same problem

  • jondrea Feb 18, 2009

    My colors are off as well and the saturation is too high. Details get lost. I am phoning Canon next. If I get any answer I will come back and let you know what is going on.

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I am going to try and explain this as best I can and hope it helps you all. I just did this on my Canon Pixma mx700 and printed a perfect photo when I was done.

Open control panel, go to printers and open that. Right click the printer you would like to adjust and click Properties. On the General tab there is button that says Printing Preferences. Click it. When it opens look to the middle where it says Color/Intensity. You have two options Auto or Manual. Check manual and then hit the set button to the right. New window opens with color adjustments, saturation etc. Now my issue was saturation and contrast. So I adjusted those sliders so the top picture matched the bottom picture on the right hand side of the box you are making the adjustments on. Adjust yours according to your needs!

I really hope this helps you all. Mine looks 100% better. Let me know if it works or not. Good luck!

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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