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Color Problems HP 6110

My other half is extremely un-techie and I'm not a whole lot better. She has had problems with the printer for a couple years, but has been limping along. The color is really wacked. I did a few things (looked online and tried some suggestions) but never really fixed it. She bought a new color cartridge AGAIN (this is like the 4th one) and I also uninstalled and reinstalled the driver/software for the printer. The automatic test page printed beautifully in all the four colors. I then opened a saved greeting card to print as a test. The first thing is said is that the ink cartridge is low, which it is NOT. It is brand new - and this is what we went through before. I printed the card and the color was way off - but the test page was perfect. I can't tell you what I did last time, it's been many months since I tried to fix it (she just keeps using mine instead) probably nearly a year. We have tried alignment, cleaning, manual cleaning, you name it. HELP!

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  • poohfanatic Nov 18, 2007

    HEY! That worked! I thank you!



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Sounds annoying. :>)

Two ideas come to mind. First is that some HP printers have software installed for controlling the colour output for all programs, or only some programs, often called COLOR PROFILES or something similar. Open up the printer's PROPERTIES and then dig through the ADVANCED settings to try to find any reference to colour profiles and then reset them all to the default. Also dig through your machine's software and try to find any HP programs that might think they have a say in how things are printed, especially programs running all the time from the system tray in the lower right hand corner of the screen.

Or, it might be a few programs who are not doing colour output properly. When you print from a web site page, are the colours any closer?

I'm sure you've already done this, but download the latest drivers from the HP web site and install them, making sure they are for exactly your model.

Good luck...

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