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Photos print too redish; blues are purplish

I started using non-name brand ink cartridges. The colors were fine for a while, but now seem to always have too much red/pink/blue-ishness. Is it the quality of the ink, or some other problem?

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  • cindybear4 Aug 27, 2008

    I started using non-name brand ink cartridges. The colors were fine for a while, but now seem to always have too much red/pink/blue-ishness. Is it the quality of the ink, or some other problem?
    I guess I should have added, I went back to name brand, did the 'Clean Printheads' thing, and still have the problem. Ideas?

  • cindybear4 Aug 27, 2008

    Yes, it is HP (Photosmart 8250) and I replaced all the color and black cartridges with HP. Is there something else I can do to fix it?
    Thank you.

  • cindybear4 Aug 28, 2008

    Problem still not solved.

  • cindybear4 Aug 28, 2008

    I did switch back to all HP cartridges, ran the printheads cleaner--still pinkish/purplish photos.

  • cindybear4 Aug 28, 2008

    Sorry to be a pain, but this didn't work either! The blues come out purple, the light pinks come out magenta. Have I ruined the printer?

  • cindybear4 Sep 02, 2008

    I appreciate all your suggestions. Guess I'll have to take it somewhere and have it looked at.
    Thank you!

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Oh its a problem many people face and get confused with.
nothing to worry.get ur printer settings back to the normal from photo .ur printer is st up for photoprintng on a photo glosy paper.this wrong setting is making ur printer print those dark unwanted colours.changing the setting will solve ur problem definately

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Hi,
Its a known issue ,after using the non branded ink cartridges, The printer can cause problems.
You can check two things
1. If you are printing photos , try changing the photopaper you are using.
2. Print the Hp test page , if the test page is faulty too, its time to get a new printer .



Thanks
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You need to clean printhead and printer carriage sensor contact manually, using cotton and printer cleaning solution.

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Photo Prints Slowly on HP Advanced Photo Paper
... 8250, 8250xi and 8250v Printers - Photo Prints Slowly on HP Advanced ... Prints Slowly on HP Advanced Photo Paper - c00564372 ... 8250, 8250xi, and 8250v printers print a photo on HP Advanced Photo Paper slower than expected. The ... Photos print  too redish; blues are purplish - s.gif » Choose the Best Ink Cartridges for Your Printing Task
Choose the optimum combination of ink cartridges to enhance photo quality. s.gif » Printing Photos from a Memory Card
... to view, select, enhance, and print photos. You can also print camera-selected photos, photos you ... in the Main tray or Photo tray. Check the Photo tray light to verify that ... Load photo paper. Check the Photo » Problems Printing from the Photo Tray
Instructions and troubleshooting on photo tray printing issues.

Posted on Aug 28, 2008

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    LORETO LACARON Aug 28, 2008

    SOLUTION:
    To solve the problem, open the Printer Properties and manually select the HP Advanced Photo Paper by following the steps below:


    1. From your application, click File , Print , and then click Properties .
    2. Click the Paper/Quality tab.
    3. In the Size is window, select the size of your HP Advanced Photo Paper.
    4. In the Type is window, select HP Advanced Photo Paper.
    5. In the Source is window, select the tray loaded with HP Advanced Photo Paper.
    6. Click OK to close the Printer Properties.
    7. Make sure HP Advanced Photo Paper is loaded in the printer in the selected tray (Main tray or Photo Tray) and click OK on the Print menu.


    Hope this may help;



    Regards,

    VOTIT

  • LORETO LACARON
    LORETO LACARON Aug 29, 2008


    Check the cartridge compatibility for the appropriate product in the following places:


    • Cartridge compatibility charts for each product type:


    • In the product documentation: Look up ordering print cartridges or check the back cover of the manual that came with the product.
    • In the printer toolbox on the computer (only if HP printer drivers are installed)
    • On the cartridge package

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FYI - the printheads of HP printers are actually comes with the cartridges.

If its not your computer or application, it is the printers logic board that is messing up your colors.

Try another computer / application.

You can, if you can find an identical printer to yours, test those new carts.

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Yes this is the color issue as you told this not brand of the printer and the ink quality depends upon the manufacture in this case you cart have dark blend of ink which is creating this problem ,try this but you need to use the original company cart in order to get the best colour results on the print:TRy this and make print

Print the image using a higher quality setting by following the instructions below.

  1. From the application you are printing from, click Print , and then Properties . The Print Properties screen opens.
  2. Click the Paper/Quality tab.
  3. Select Maximum dpi or Best .
  4. Click OK .
  5. Good luck...

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    Anand Kumar Aug 28, 2008

    Your ink cartridges stay in the maintenance station when not in use.
    Depending on the printer model, the maintenance station may be located
    on the right or left side of the printer. NOTE: You do not need to remove the cover in order to access the maintenance station.

    To access the wiper for cleaning purposes:



    1. Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer.

    2. Move the ink cartridge carrier to the left by gripping the top
      of the rubber carrier belt and gently pulling it across towards the
      right-hand side of the printer.

    3. Take a warm, damp paper towel or napkin and gently clean the wiper on the right-hand side of the maintenance station.

    4. Then try to print...


  • Anand Kumar
    Anand Kumar Aug 28, 2008

    Your ink cartridges stay in the maintenance station when not in use.
    Depending on the printer model, the maintenance station may be located
    on the right or left side of the printer. NOTE: You do not need to remove the cover in order to access the maintenance station.

    To access the wiper for cleaning purposes:



    1. Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer.

    2. Move the ink cartridge carrier to the left by gripping the top
      of the rubber carrier belt and gently pulling it across towards the
      right-hand side of the printer.

    3. Take a warm, damp paper towel or napkin and gently clean the wiper on the right-hand side of the maintenance station.


  • Anand Kumar
    Anand Kumar Aug 28, 2008

    and then try to print..

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The problem is because you are not using h.p. cartridges.
it will do this until you get h.p. for some reason h.p is like that. i just had this problem a few days ago and contact h.p and that what they told me. and after i changed them the printer worled like it was supposed to.

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Please check settings of printer driver software. You might be set it on high color or high contrast like that.

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Yes, because not all generic cartridges are compatible with all printers , because it will only work for a few times then after that you will start having this kind of problem, that why is not recommended to use a generic ink. if your printer is HP get a cartridges from HP also to make sure everything will be working fine....

Hope that helps........

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    Mark Gil Aug 27, 2008

    Try again to clean the nozzle and print head with the printer utility , and also check the alignment of the print head....

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    Mark Gil Aug 28, 2008

    If that's the case this can be a problem with the printhead itself thatmay needa replacemnet already since you still have this problem and all the cleaning is already been done...

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Always use the original inks.

if so there wont be any problems like this

also clean the nozzles.

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  • dewan nafees ahmed Aug 28, 2008

    not the print heads.

    did you clean the nozzle?

    that would help you a lot.
    am sure


  • dewan nafees ahmed Aug 28, 2008

    also one more thing.

    while installing there will be a small piece of plastic cover over the nozzles.
    we need not peel it off. but it would be better if you peel it off fully. first 2 prints will be smudging. after that you will be getting a nice print


  • dewan nafees ahmed Aug 28, 2008

    keep us posted about the improvements.
    thank you


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