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Color laser printers, especially the big high end office printers, have the color capabilities you need for printing the company logo and the occasional Excel pie chart — but they are truly bad for printing photos. But the good news is that almost any of the current generation of ink jet printers, even the cheap ones, are pretty good at printing photos - ...


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Printing a picture seems like it should be easy but there is a lot more involved when it comes to getting predictable colors from what you see on the screen to the print. The first step is calibrating your monitor. This ensures that your monitor is displaying colors correctly. You can purchase a calibrator from companies such as Colorvision (Spyder series) ...


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I have seen this before when printing on the wrong side of the paper. Photo paper has a specific side that it needs to be printed on to keep the ink from spreading as only one side is usually prepared for printing. It is possible, however, to get double-sided photo paper. If you are using matte paper, the whiter side will usually be the printing side, and ...


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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).


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You're printing on the wrong side of the paper... High quality photo printer paper is usually single sided (unless specifically labeled otherwise). The two sides will often be visibly different and the 'wrong' side will often be marked with a manufacturer's watermark. The 'right' side has a coating that is highly absorbent in order to pull the ink into the ...


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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 ...


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Quite frankly, I've never found an ink-based printer I liked. I've used printers from a 3-color cartridge to 8 individual wells using anything from cheap 20 lb. to high gloss photo paper, and none of them work well enough for me. Add to that the cost of ink, paper, maintenance to the print heads and other parts, and I just don't see the reason to own your ...


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Actually, in theory, no. Calibration of the two devices is independent. If you calibrate just the printer, perfectly-adjusted images may look wrong on the monitor but will print just fine. You could use images corrected by someone else somewhere (which you download), or you could calibrate "by wire", just looking at histograms and numeric values rather than ...


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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


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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. ...


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Actually I would be very surprised if they looked the same without a lot of work! If you think about it, monitors and printers use completely different technologies and ways of representing colors: Virtually all LCD, OLED or CRT displays create colors by mixing 3 primary additive colors which are Red, Green and Blue. Each pixel is make of those a mix of ...


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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 ...


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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.


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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. Pixma ...


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No, Inkjet printers do not use steganography, but a good deal of Laser do, but not all. As en example, I had a run of brochures done a few months ago by a print company that use a Xerox DocuColour 800 laser based machine, and you could clearly make out the yellow dots in the right light. (also my office Dell 1320c, which is a Xerox system does it) I then ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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From what you've said, the margins are never consistent, which implies that the paper handling isn't working quite right -- whether that's due to a guide not being pushed flush against the paper, or a fault with the device is impossible to say with certainty without physical access to the printer. Had it been a systematic error, then you can always measure (...


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First off, given the printers you have narrowed your options down to (not sure why the R2000 is in there...that one is pretty old and uses much older ink technology...I wouldn't even consider it an option myself), you really will need to learn a bit about ICM and how to use ICC profiles. Its pretty much an essential component of printing properly on any one ...


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Does this happen from all applications, or only from colour-management-aware ones, like PhotoShop? If the latter, you may need to install a different ICC/ICM (colour profile) file for different printer settings - and tell the application to use it. Different paper types also require different colour profiles. Have a look at this site for more info: http://...


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Laser printers are particularly suited to solid-color jobs like charts and graphs, but not photos. The most notable reason for this is that laser printers generate a lot of heat, and the heat changes what they can do. If you print 1000 (or even 100) copies of a photo and compare the first and last you'll see some stark differences, even with the best laser ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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This may not answer your question, but I buy imported ink from China directly to the US all of the time for my Canon printer without regard for the country of origin and do not have issues.


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