Pixma Pro 100 prints are too dark

Started Jan 18, 2013 | Questions thread
klavrack
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Re: Pixma Pro 100 prints are too dark
In reply to penns, Apr 1, 2013

Bad news here--burned through a bunch more paper trying various programs, settings and paper.  The best was through Lightroom 3 with all color management turned off for the printer driver, but it was still way off.  Spent 3 hours on phone with Canon.  Finally sent them my file and the scanned print from my PRO-100.  They printed it on their own PRO-100 using Easy-Photoprint, and it did the same thing.  The rep's cheap desktop 2-cartridge printer printed blues much more accurately than his PRO-100 did.  Then he tried both with a Canon sample image with the same conclusion.  Well %&*#!  Perhaps he and I are both idiots, but he put me on 20-minute hold while he consulted with others, and I can't believe none of then would know how to correctly print a jpeg on their own machine.  So I'm sending it back to Amazon.  My backup ideas were the ix6520 and the ip7220.  The rep happily printed my image on their 7220 and said it was better than the PRO-100 but still not as accurate as his 2-tank.  He's trying to dig up a ix6520 to compare.  To his credit, he readily agreed that he'd not keep a printer with those PRO-100 prints either.  I really have no conclusions--It's only the cool blues that are bad, and there are so many folks here and elsewhere that like their PRO-100 that I can't think it's universal.

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