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Old Feb 16, 2005, 2:07 PM   #1
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I have spent over a year trying to figure out why my canon printer will not print true black and white images. I get a redish tone to everyone I print. How can I print great Black and White images with this printer? I have tried calibrating my monitor and this is all pretty confusing...so if anyone has this same printer and you are printing excellent Black and white please let me know how you are doing it...thanks!!

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Old Feb 16, 2005, 5:33 PM   #2
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ok...along these lines has anyone used any black inks from lyson on this printer and if so how did it turn out? Thanks
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Old Feb 17, 2005, 1:48 AM   #3
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The proper answer to Q1 is that the printer, ink and paper that you use should have a custom profile done. You print a test image and it gets scanned and a profile is created to correct any colour cast. That is the consensus of posts on DPReview but some brave souls correct using Photoshop curves.
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What kind of profile is this? How is it done? Who scans it? Please tell me more about this process or a website that can explain this...thanks
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Have you tried the "Grayscale Printing" setting in the Printing Preferences?
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Old Feb 20, 2005, 10:46 AM   #6
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For my Canon I9100, I can get some really good B&W images from it. In the print driver, I set it to greyscale only. I keep all of the other settings the same. Sometimes i do see a hint of Magenta in the image, but hard to notice.

I also have my image as a b&w. Do you have your image set this way or are you trying to make the print driver force a colored image b&w?

Also, what paper are you using? Some papers might cause this. I have used some papers that really changed the color of the image. For my printing, I perfer the Pictorico papers. I have had best results with them.


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Old Feb 21, 2005, 7:09 PM   #7
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Yes sir, I have tried every possible setting you can come up with...
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Old Feb 21, 2005, 7:13 PM   #8
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Yeah its a black and white image and the grayscale button does not make a difference. Using canon and other types of paper to find one that will print a true scale black and white image...no luck. I have tried every printer setting possible and have wasted 100's of sheets of photo paper...
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Old Feb 22, 2005, 12:31 AM   #9
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What Program are you Printing from?

You have probably already tried this,

Using WIN XP,

In Printers & Faxes, i9100,

Printing Preferences.....Have you tried,

Color Adjustment = "Manual",

Print Type = "None"

Try with either "Check" or "UnCheck" "ICM"

"Check" GreyScale Printing

What were/are your results?
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Old Feb 22, 2005, 9:11 AM   #10
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One more thought, If you are printing from Canon Easy-Photoprint......don't.

From what I understand it somehow overules your print driver settings. Someone correct me here if I am wrong.

Print from Adobe or ACDSee or similar application that allows you to "Disable Color Management" within the program.
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