Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Printers > Color Laser Printers

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Feb 21, 2006, 8:04 AM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1

I have some covers with shades of green and yellow and a logo that has a soft green background that I've printed many times. Now the backgrounds appear more blue than green. My configuration page shows Black = 94%, Cyan = 60%, Magenta = 72%, Yellow= 42%. I don't know colors well enough to know what toner cartridge may be causing this problem.

I went to the Minolta site to try to get some help. I did download the most recent driver for this printer.

Can anyone offer any other troubleshooting I could do?
valleywoods is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Feb 25, 2006, 2:38 PM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 7

Hello, I thought that maybe there was some weakness in the yellow output that would cause the difficulties with green. Are the yellow parts of your page printed with the correct density?

Do you have a color calibration utility that you can run, either to solve the problem, or confirm a weakness in the print engine's output?

tomcat5470 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Mar 2, 2006, 11:24 PM   #3
Junior Member
Kitster's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 18

I own a Minolta QMS 2300W and only had this kind of problems when I changed the Color Matching setting on the printer's property page. The status you posted above is only the status of your toner cartridges, not how the printer is set up to print colors. I'd only expect to see toner problems if the capacity was showing less than 10 - 15 %.

If I were you, I'd check to see if any of the printer setup parameters have been changed. I've found that I get the best green matching using the following setting in the printer properties:

Images: Colormetric
Graphics: Colormetric
Text: Perceptual

If I'm trying to print photos or other mixed color media, I'll use Perceptual for all the settings.

Hope this helps.
Kitster is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 1:06 AM.