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Color Printing Problems

Cannot print in color
The printout color differs when printed from different printers
The color looks different from what you see on the computer screen

Cannot print in color

Cause What to do
Black is selected as the Color setting in the printer driver. Change this setting to Color.

The color setting in the application you are using is not appropriate for color printing.

Make sure that the settings in your application are appropriate for color printing.


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The printout color differs when printed from different printers

Cause What to do

Printer driver default settings and color tables vary by product model.

Set the gamma setting to 1.8 in the More Settings dialog box in the printer driver, then print again. If you still do not get the printouts you expect, adjust the color using the slide bar for each color. For details about the More Settings dialog box, see Customizing print settings for Windows, or see Customizing print settings for Macintosh.


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The color looks different from what you see on the computer screen

Cause What to do
Printed colors do not exactly match the colors on your monitor, since products and monitors use different color systems: monitors use RGB (red, green, and blue), while products typically use CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black). Although it is difficult to match colors perfectly, selecting the printer driver's ICM setting (for Windows XP, Me, 98, 2000, or Server 2003) or ColorSync setting (for Macintosh) can improve color matching between different devices. For details, see Using the predefined settings for Windows, and Using the predefined settings for Macintosh.
For Macintosh, the System Profile setting is not in use. To apply ColorSync properly, your input device and the application must support ColorSync, and a System Profile must be used for your monitor.

PhotoEnhance may be selected in the printer driver.

The PhotoEnhance feature corrects the contrast and brightness of the original image data, and so may not be suitable for printing vivid images.


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