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Xerox Phaser 8560 Color not correct PROBLEM: Cyan color is not correct. DETAILS: Light Strip test that prints the 4 colors prints Magenta, Yellow, and Black correctly but the Cyan is not correct. The Xerox web site provided 4 documents that filled the entire page with each color (> Support & Drivers > Phaser 8560 Support > Search Results > Colors are Off or Wrong). After marking where the ink sticks were I printed the Cyan document 30 times and then measured the ink sticks again. The Cyan AND the Magenta used about the same amount of ink, although it should have been 100% of the Cyan ink. I then printed the other 3 colors to see what they would produce. Cyan document: ¾ inch teal strip down the left side and the rest of the document was a darker purple with vertical strips of darker and lighter sections. Yellow: ¾ inch yellow strip down the left side with a light mixture of Magenta mixed in with the rest of the document consistently. Magenta: ¾ inch yellow strip down the left side with the rest of the page a darker red. Black: ¾ inch green strip down the left side with the rest of the page a mixture of black and green. From the ?Service Usage Profile? from the printer: BEFORE 30 Cyan pages: Total Previous Colorant Usage Cyan=37.54 Magenta=36.35 (Yellow & Black had very minor changes) Printed Total Pixels Cyan=1,784,693 Magenta=1,773,124 AFTER 30 Cyan pages: Total Previous Colorant Usage Cyan=50.85 Magenta=40.06 Printed Total Pixels Cyan=2,299,550 Magenta=1,901,358 Color has not been adjusted in the printer or in the software. Total Pages Printed on Printer: 2,437 http://www.support.xerox.com/SRVS/CGI-BIN/WEBCGI.EXE?St=154,E=0000000001799320691,K=9884,Sxi=15,Solution=obj(1966)

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