Problems with my printer

Discussion in 'Tools of the Trade' started by the4ce, Feb 12, 2008.

  1. the4ce

    the4ce Member

    I use Canon ip1500

    I have problems with the color. I am trying to print something grey-brown and the printer makes the model green:cry:
    I have replaced all the ink tanks and nothing :(

    What is the problem??? Can I fix it???:confused:
  2. Dragos

    Dragos Active Member

    Hello the4ce ,
    I also had a Canon iP1500, and I had the same problem. I can be fixed by a specialist, he must clean it or something, but my advice is that you have to buy a new printer, because even if you will repair it, soon you will have problems again .

    Now I have a HP 3920 and I have problems with the color carthrige, I have to replace it.

    NULLMOON Member

    check the settings i have had 2 cannon printers and found the defualt color setting has produced odd colors on some models for instance i printed the ppm sligsby(wood colored) and it came out vivid yellow
  4. the4ce

    the4ce Member

    I check't the settings long ago but the problem is I don't know how to set the color.

    Here's a picture.

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    NULLMOON Member

    its a different set up from mine but i find that putting the setting on manual helps
  6. the4ce

    the4ce Member

    I tryed but nothing works :(

    NULLMOON Member

    what is the cartrige setup of this printer mine(mp460)has two cartriges with the inkjets on the cartridge the color problem with these printers i found on a older mp440 some models print fine others come out in vivid bizzare colors the automatic color setting interprets the colors incorectly %50 of the time so i generaly have to go throgh the different settings to find a corect color match if the settings are not to blame it may be mecanical as dragos suggested
  8. charliec

    charliec Active Member

    Colour matching scanner-screen-printer can be handled by using ICC profiles. Usually these are derived from standardised targets - (read - cost money).

    Each system must have it's own derived ICC profiles to account for small differences in hardware.

    There is at least one thread in this forum discussing this problem.


  9. Art Decko

    Art Decko Member

    I also have the Canon Pixma iP1500.

    Are any other colors off?

    Here's something that at least might give you a work-around:

    First, get out of that Properties dialog box you opened above. Instead open "Printing Preferences".

    On the "Main" tab, for "Color/Intensity" change the setting from "Auto" to "Manual". Then click on the "Set" button to the right.

    Now you will have some sliders that let you adjust the intensity of each color. You can try playing with these to compensate. For example, if brown is coming out green, try boosting the red. Any difference?
  10. the4ce

    the4ce Member

    I put the red at maximum and nothing, I put the cyan nothing. I have combinated the colors and nothing. The single color that works is black but black isn't a color.
  11. Elliott

    Elliott Senior Member

  12. Dragos

    Dragos Active Member

    I still believe is a hardware problem not a software
  13. the4ce

    the4ce Member

    Maybe its a problem with the printer.
    I don't know maybe I will send it to a specialist like you said or maybe I will buy a new printer
  14. Art Decko

    Art Decko Member

    Hmm. Since you already tried swapping in new ink cartridges, it does sound like a hardware issue.

    If there is any doubt in your mind about the ink cartridges, you could try this:

    Go back into "Printer Preferences", click on the "Maintenance" tab.

    Then try "Nozzle Check" which will perform a printing test to check the nozzles for clogging.

    If clogged, you can try "Cleaning" or "Deep Cleaning".

    However, it does sounds like you might need to get the printer looked at. Is it still under warranty? With inkjet printers, repair cost often rivals replacement cost - not sure if that's good news or bad. :-\
  15. the4ce

    the4ce Member

    I have done this one week ago and belive me its not good(look at the pictures).:cry:

    P.S.: You can see that "K", "C", "c", "M", "m", etc. are green in fact they should be grey

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  16. the4ce

    the4ce Member

    I think that I solved the problem.
    I solved the problem by buying a new printer:mrgreen:

    My new printer is Canon MP210

    I haven't buy the printer just because the old one doesen't make the color good. Its because that I need a scaner to.

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    NULLMOON Member

    :mrgreen:thats how i fixed my printer i threw it across the room and bought a new one

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