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Printing cmyk output on a canon pixma 8500

Every time I have to prepare something for a press that uses cmyk settings embedded in the image files I get weird colors from my printer. Do you know if there's a way I can emulate the cmyk color settings in what I think is an rgb environment?

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Hi,

Thanks for posting in FixYa.

Please check for the printer setting, if it is set for Fast Draft,

Make it Best or Normal. Also check for the Device Manager, if any flag showing.

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