I have had this printer for many years, Recently when printing photos and pictures it starts with the colours ok then after about 25 to 30 mm the printing is all blue and may have some black outline. I have been using generic cartridges but have no fitted the genuine cartridge and getting same results. I would be thankful if you could come up with a solution to this problem Yours sincerely Frankie70
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OK, Assuming you have Photo paper loaded in your printer and your photos from your camera downloaded to a photo software program. eg Adobe Photoshop/ Serif Photoplus etc. Bring up the photo/photos you wish to print on your photo software. eg click on the open yellow folder top left and open the fotos you want.Click 'Browse' if you don't see the ones you want. ( Open as many as you want to print.) In order to make your prints economical you can print two or three fotos on one sheet. Click 'File', 'Print multiple' and you will see format sheets in the right pane. If you only want to print two pics on one sheet click in the right pane on the two 7 x 5 sheet or, to print three pics of the same or different pics click the sheet with three frames on it. You will now see your pictures in the right hand frame and the format sheet in the right hand frame. Left click and hold on the pic you want and drag it into one of the boxes in the right hand frame - let go. That pic will now appear in the box selected. you can now size it to the box it is in. If it is the right way up eg portrait in top left of a three frame page click on fit to frame to maximise picture. Click and drag another pic from the left side frame to another box in the right frame. If you have chosen the three option sheet click and drag your next foto into the bottom box on the sheet. This is a Landscape box but don't worry. After dragging your pic into it look for an icon in the function bar along the top where, when you hover your cursor over it, says - 'rotate and fit'.(It's a square with funny corner bits!) Your pic will the be realigned to fit the the box. Having all the pics you want on the sheet click the print icon. (Picture of a printer on the tool bar.) when the print box appears click on 'Properties' and open the 'Paper/quality' tab. click the drop down box for paper and select HP Photo paper - gloss or whatever you are using. The quality will automatically set to 'Best'. Click OK and OK and the files will be transferred to your printer and it will shortly start printing your pictures. Bset of luck. Any problems at all, just get back to me. Cheers. Ian
You said that the pictures on your computer looks perfect. It just that when you print them out, the color came too strong. Well i think it is with the printer and its color separation that has the problem and not the camera. When you see those pics from the camera, do they show the strong colors? If not, and they appear with excellent colors, then there is no problem.
Try this !
in the software application you are printing from
Open the document that you want to print.
2. On the File menu, click Print, and then click Setup, Properties, or Preferences.
Look for a Best Mode Setting
this printer has several modes one being draft mode, another one best mode
in best mode the printer uses memory to render the photo you are trying to print. Note that in this mode, printing takes longer and more memory is required from your computer. from page 17 of the hp k5400 user manual
Also you may have to increase the virtual memory of the windows pc to allow the computers hard drive to allocate more hard drive memory to the memory swap file if the computer's ram is not enough to print the photo.
It is a setting in the control panel under system - performance.
I had this trouble, went through cleaning & realignment, then various print options. What i found was that dark colours had faint dark horizontal lines 5mm apart when printing on Photo in the epson driver. Changing it to Best Photo solved it.
its ok I solved it! I didn't realise that all the photo cartridge does is gloss over the colour picture produced by the colour cartridge. I simply had to replace the colour cartridge which had run out, so now its all working perfectly!!