I was able to identify the name for this ('Head strike') and reason - curly paper. Paper should be flat otherwise it touches printer head and ink smudges it.
I found solution that works for me: in printer driver settings set Platen Gap to Wide (as on screenshot).
I am basing my answer on this
I envision as a book in the end.
So my first recommendation is beyond the technical elements you are asking for.
1. Frame a bit wider than the frame you like.
A printed book normally has a different proportion than a 3:2 sensor.
A designer could choose to maintain the proportion of the photo if showing the full image is ...
It sounds like keeping this printer alive is a burden that you don't even want to put on the shoulders of somebody else. Instead, use the situation to your advantage and the person taking care of your printer.
print 1 test page per week
Why would you want to print a test page?
I will travel for half a year
I'm sure there's somebody in your family or ...
I talked to Canon rep from my country who told me that the printers remember the first ink tanks..doesnt matter if they come from USA or EU market or Asian. They all have diff numbers that are stored in the printers memory after the first use
Seems it's true:
A definitive answer from Canon Customer Services from here:
Thank you for contacting Canon product support. We value you as a
Canon customer and appreciate the opportunity to assist you. I am
sorry that your PIXMA MP560 is not recognizing the CLI-221 and PGI-220
ink tanks you purchased.
The reason that the printer is not ...
Silver gelatin prints can only be made on paper that is photosensitive. Such papers are exposed by light, either shining through a negative or projected by a light emitting digital printer. Just like film, photosensitive papers must be protected from ambient light until their chemistry has been "fixed" following the exposure that burns the image into the ...
You can make a contact print from a negative transparency printed on an inkjet printer.
Invert the colors of your scanned image.
Print at the desired size on transparency paper.
In a dark room, lay the transparency paper on top of a sheet of photo paper.
Lay a piece of heavy glass on top.
Expose the image using an enlarger to expose.
Develop the photo. ...
I'd recommend either the PIXMA Pro 100 that DavyCrockett mentioned or if you want something cheaper and don't mind being limited to 4x6, one of the Canon Selphy die-sub printers will give really nice quality and a fixed cost per print of around 25 cents.
For the cost, the Selphy is the best bang for your buck, though if you use good papers, the Pixma will ...
I don't know specifically for the Pro-10, but I know that if I leave my Pro-1 on, it automatically moves the ink a bit periodically anyway to avoid clogged heads. I don't print anything on it sometimes for months at a time without any issue.
Ink dries. Small air/ink channels can clog when ink dries. Printer dots (and therefore nozzles) are really small. That's pretty much the reasoning behind having to constantly use an inkjet printer to avoid having the heads clog. You need to keep the ink flowing.
You can have someone visit your printer and run a print every week or so. It could be that it ...
This printer is not $300 or less considering the original price tag, but it comes with a $200 rebate, and up to $300 rebate when buying photo paper. And since you are trying to find a deal I think this could be appropriate as an answer.
Canon PIXMA PRO 100 printer @ Adorama for $389 with a mail in rebate of up to $300 depending on what else you buy.
They are completely different and unrelated technologies, so you can't do this.
The closest you would be able to get with an inkjet printer would be to convert your printer to use 'pigment' inks if it doesn't use them already, those have better longevity than dye-based inks.
If you're absolutely set on silver-gelatin output then you need to find a ...
I do not mean to be rude, but I will be flat honest. Your expectations are unreal.
even the tiniest micro details to show
What is micro for you? Most of the texture you see at a "magnifying glass" level is given by the paper, for example, a cotton based paper is almost impossible to print because of the roughness is specially made to receive pigments in ...
Steps in Camera
Just make the picture. Consider using JPG because JPG is a standard format between devices like cameras and printers. RAW isn't.
But in general, the main thing to do with the camera is to visualize how you plan to print. This is not new with me. Ansel Adams taught previsualization back in the 20th century. Doing so changed the way people are ...
It would appear that it must have been some problem with the way the printer evaluated the color. When using an ICC profile for the print and printing directly, I had no such problem and the image quality was where it was expected. Luckily I did decide to actually get the Pro-1 despite the issues I had here and it turned out to be a great decision. The ...
From the Lightroom PRINT Module, click the Printer TAB at the bottom and NOT the Print TAB
This will then popup the Print Dialogue Box.
The 3rd drop down menu will give you access to color matching.
Here you can choose between Canon Color Matching or Colorsync.
Color matching is auto selected by default as the standard color management.
Today just about any printer is good enough, even my cheap office fax/scanner/printer combo has pigment-based "ink" and prints amazing photos if you feed it high quality photo paper.
An actual photo printer like the PIXMA is better than a random printer designed for office use, obviously, but I believe normal people (that is, not photographer or people who ...
In short, no, they are not always compatible.
I have had photo papers (Kodak I think) that actually rejected Epson pigment (Ultrachrome) inks (it sat on the surface and refused to dry properly.
I have also seen certain dye inks leech under the surface of glossy photo papers leaving (in one case) a magenta halo.
Pigment inks tend to leave a matte finish on ...
There are many good inkjet printers that will produce good results. I think this site would like questions that are slightly longer lived than a specific recommendation of a brand or model number, and I see related topics on the right that will probably answer your question better, like this one: What should I look for in a printer for photos?
All that said,...
That's not dirt. That is ink. The paper is either curling enough to touch the printer head, where there always seems to be a little bit of smudged ink, or there is ink leaking onto other parts of your printers internals (such as the rollers) and transferring it to the paper. The later case usually leaves a stripe (solid or dashed) down the entire sheet of ...
There are two possible ways of doing it in Photoshop:
using CMYK mode of printer
using RGB mode of printer
Either can be unsupported depending on the model.
convert to BW using any method you'd like (desaturation is the simpliest);
switch the mode from RGB to CMYK (Image->Mode), use any suggested profile;
use channel mixer with following ...
My experience is that when using a printer with OEM ink, the readily-available paper profiles are quite good. If you're seeing poor results I would review the process you're following to print -- from ensuring you're using the correct profile to having any additional printer color options disabled to reviewing the result with soft proofing and checking for ...
You could turn the printer off, make sure that the head is properly parked and the printer is not placed in too warm and dry place. When you come back, run cleaning and unclog it.
The wasted ink feels terrible, but weekly printing of one page is not necessarily going to be cheap either, especially if you don't seal the head by properly turning the printing ...
For high quality prints of artwork photography is the first step in the reproduction workflow. It is a specialized field that, when done properly, requires extensive and fairly expensive equipment to do at the highest levels of quality. High end, commercial grade artwork reproduction normally uses most of the following types of equipment:
Medium or large ...
I also own this printer.
You basically have 2 options in the Canon Print Studio Pro Software that is supplied:
Print with the option borderless on the layout tab. Note: This will give you borderless prints on papers that Canon deems compatible with that, but the print will lose a safety margin around the image. You need to plan ahead and include that ...
Let me help you a bit for future... On a UNIX-based system, there's a handy little utility known as "find" which can be used to search the file system for patterns. So, for example:
find /Library/ -name "*.icc" -print
This will find all files with the extension .icc inside the system Library folder and print them to the console. For more details, in a ...
Rent a colorimeter, use it to calibrate the printer and be done with it. No need to own it permanently or to come up with workarounds.
There might be alternative renting opportunities available. There might be photography groups active in your area that own a colorimeter that you could use for a small fee. I doubt that a local professional photographer or ...