Canon printer question

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  1. Sharkbait

    Sharkbait TPF Noob!

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    Okay, having a bit of an issue with my canon s9000 printer. I refilled the ink cartridges on it, and now it's giving me a goofy color spectrum. Could the ink from my stratitec refill kit be THAT far off of Canon's??? :? Is there any way to calibrate the printer with the ink refills?
     
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    I've heard that you are not ever supposed to use refills for a photo printer. I took that to heart and have never tried.
     
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    molested_cow No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hmmm.... that's tricky. Usually the colors shouldn't be that far off.

    If you want quality print, I will always suggest the manufacturer's ink.
     
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    Hi Shark,
    Please don't take this as a snide remark but have you checked that you've got the ink tanks in the right place?
    It's not a tough thing to do with six ink tanks especially with a cyan and a photo cyan and a magenta and a photo magenta.
    I've a Canon S900 which is similar to yours (except yours has the wide carriage) and I know I've nearly mixed the tanks a couple of times.
    If that doesn't work try running the setup procedure from scratch.
    HTH.
     
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    :lol: That was the first thing I checked!! Luckily, there's a little sticker on the carriage to tell me which tank goes where. The thing seems to devour photo-cyan and photo-magenta, and all my prints are coming out with a greenish-bluish cast to them. :|
     
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    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    In that case my guess is that the inks are slightly different so try running the initial setup again, you know the one where you have to run a print page and select the closest color etc.?
     
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    Hmm I don't think it has a util like that. I'll have to dig around... I know I can manually control the ink concentrations, but there's no way to check it individually...
     
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    I just checked the manual and it's the printhead alignment utility I was thinking of.
    If that doesn't work then I guess it's new ink cartridges all around.
     
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    I've been running every combination of stuff I can find, and it's definitely the printer. I printed a photo on my old lexmark, and it came out pretty close to what I see on the monitor. I printed the photo (to the s9000) from photoshop, adobe album, and windows photo printing, and all come out with the same greenish/bluish tint, so yeah, I guess I'm shuckin out the bucks for new ink. :-? That sucks!
     
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    Can others edit my Photos:
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    Is it a consistent tint on every photo? If so you might be able to adjust for it in photoshop before printing. NOt an ideal solution, but it may save you some money
     
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    That's what I was thinking, as well. The control panel for the printer driver has manual adjustments that allow the c-m-y to be changed. The tint is very pronounced blue-cyan color, so I might try dropping that down some and see what happens.

    Here's an example:

    Original imagefile from photoshop

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    Scan of the print. Printed on glossy photo paper through photoshop.

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    As you can see, it's quite a noticeable shift... ;-) At first I thought I had some color profile set up wrong in photoshop, but this is consistent with anything that goes through the printer. :?
     
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    It kinda looks as if the other colors are not printed, only cyan and black is in the picture. Can you check the other colors?
     

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