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Old Jul 20, 2003, 6:11 PM   #1
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I've been printing some black and white photos on canon Photo Paper Pro and the results are purpleish. I have on old Epson Stylus 600 and it did B&W pretty well. I made sure I checked the B&W option in properties. I s that black ink purpleish?
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Old Jul 20, 2003, 11:13 PM   #2
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Mathias,

I have an i950 and I have the same problem. Sometimes it's almost true B/W; other times there's a definite purple cast to large grey areas in the photos. I think this is because the printer uses other colors to create grey. You can correct this, but it is a painstaking process of manually adjusting the colors to get close to true greyscale. Sometimes you can get better results by not selecting greyscale and not selecting photopaper pro. I found that on my printer the photo glossy plus paper creates better B/W photos than the photo paper pro.

BTW that's why the Espson 2200 has a light black ink tank. To help create accurate greyscale photos. Maybe someone has found a way to create accurate greyscale images using the Canon six color printers.
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Old Jul 21, 2003, 12:30 AM   #3
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I have also found that the Photo Paper Plus Glossy does better with black & white prints with my new i9100. But also what helped my prints on either Photo Paper Pro or Plus is my having set my camera to black & white rather than removing the color later. That way, when I use Easy Photo Print, it reads the EXIF data from the image from my G3 and makes the best settings. The Easy Photo Print corrects the driver settings for any camera manufacturer that supports Exif Print (most every thing released in the last year), but otherwise it will correct the image for the printer color ranges.
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You can also use most programs and set them to convert the picture to a B&W
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