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Old Aug 18, 2006, 9:56 AM   #1
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Hi folks,

I have found the way to make the duplex print works better for canon mp830.
All you need to do is to hack the printer driver by asking it to print on media type Hagaki paper instead of plain paper.
Here are the steps:
1. Set the media type to Hagaki paper instead of plain paper.
2. Set the page size using custom 8.5 x 11 (or 8.5 x 14 if you want to duplex
on legal paper). Actually just setting it to letter or legal size does work too.
3. Set the print quality to High resolution (you may also use standard, or
custom setting with resolution set to high and halftoning set to diffusion).
In my experience, it does not differ that much.
4. When you hit OK, you will be asked to set the correct Hagaki paper size,
please ignore that.
5. Go and print it out, you will see that it will duplex print with more crisp and
much blacker than if you duplex with plain paper.

I have just duplex print my tax returns, my company design documents and my resume with this setting. The results are awesome now. Sharp, crisp and blacker than if I duplex with plain paper.

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Old Aug 19, 2006, 7:00 AM   #2
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OK What does duplex print mean?

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Old Aug 19, 2006, 8:32 AM   #3
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Duplex printing means printing on both sides of a piece of paper. The MP830 can do it automatically by first printing one side then pulling the paper back into the printer and then printing the other side.
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Old Aug 19, 2006, 6:54 PM   #4
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My Canon printer does not have the Hagaki paper setting, but does have a Photo Paper Plus Double Sided.

If I use this photo paper setting will I not use the smaller dye based photo black cartridge 6BK instead of the larger pigmentedwater resistant 3eBK? Is there a way of forcing printing using the pigmented 3eBK?

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StratmanThanks for the duplex printing definition!!!
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Old Aug 21, 2006, 1:16 PM   #5
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My take is we probably dont know how canon uses its ink. Printing black and white, or greyscale does not seem to guarantee that they will always use black color.


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Old Aug 22, 2006, 8:31 AM   #6
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stnkline wrote:
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StratmanThanks for the duplex printing definition!!!
Just trying to give back to this great forum. Thanks for the thanks!
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Old Aug 22, 2006, 10:51 AM   #7
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davidwon wrote:
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My take is we probably dont know how canon uses its ink. Printing black and white, or greyscale does not seem to guarantee that they will always use black color.

My question is how do I know when my 5000 is using the photo black dye cartridge or the larger pigmented black? The 5000 has two blacks!

Anyone know?????

Of course I would like toforce the the use of the pigmented black for general purpose printing.

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