When printing colors, the colors on the screen do not match the colors that are printed. For example, purple and yellow on the screen are orange and pink when printed. I have ink in all 4 cartridges and I've cleaned everything that I can clean. From something I read on the internet, I think I need a new printer head. Does this sound like a possible diagnosis?
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Your Cannon printer is not the problem. You will get different print color depending on the paper you are using, For example you will get different print result if you print on color paper than on white paper and a different print if you print on photo paper. Another alternative is to lighten the tone of your purple. I don't know what your objective is and what project you're working on but I hope this might help.
Type "print nozzle test" in the search box and click Search. Perform a nozzle test, and if the colors match what are on the instructions, your print head and inks are OK.
(1) If the print head and inks check out OK, type "wrong colors on print" in the search box, and you will see several troubleshooting steps you can try.
(2) If the nozzle test colors are off, confirm that you are using BCI-6 inks for all three colors and the small black tank. You should only have a BCI-3 tank in the large black position. If you have all the correct inks, your machine probably needs to be serviced/ repaired.
How different is the color from the printer with the screen? If, you can see yellow, but the printer prints a shade of green, then your ink (particularly the cyan color) may be leaking. Check your ink cartridges if there are leaks. If there are none, try printing blocks of colors and see if the colors match with the screen. If they don't match, maybe try using a different monitor and see if the problem persists.
sounds like you either have econo-mode set which would be in the printer driver or your screen colors do not match your printer colors. Your easiest test is to open mspaint and create a block of just one basic color like yellow. If it prints fine then the programs you are trying to use are not sending the right color instructions to the printer. Never expect a low end color such as this to match your screen out of the box, it will not happen. You either have to accept the color difference or spend the money to buy a color matching device which creates custom drivers for your printer and screen so they look the same.
Your yellow cartridge is probably not working as your photos suggest. Remove and reinsert the yellow cartridge. Try printing only yellow color. Your printer has a separate head for printing; the nozzle for yellow ink might be clogged. Try running a head cleaning routine from your printer software.
Print a test page. if that is ok, then it could be the color profile you have selected. Also, you can make your own test pattern of Yellow, magenta, and cyan. (use mspaint and make 3 colored bars, a black bar, and a white background). Print that, and see if all 3 colors and black are printing. If one color is not printing (ie, yellow for example) then there is an issue with that printer head on that cartridge. If you are recycling the carts, then that cart needs replaced.
First you need to change the settings in the software you are trying to print the envelope. Open the program (for example MS Word), go to the option from which you print envelopes and labels. Set the font color to black, not "automatic", and in Word, click "default", which sets the color as black rather than allowing the printer or its software to select the wrong color. Then try to print on the envelope and let us know if you are able to print the envelope in black only.
This is to do with the way in which the cyan, magenta, yellow and black ink is mixed to produce all the colours e.g. to print "red" requires both magenta and yellow ink. Thus, if the magenta ink is not flowing for some reason, for example, the "red" will print out as yellow. So, make sure all your cartridges and nozzles are working properly.
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