Pixma Pro 100 prints are too dark

Started Jan 18, 2013 | Questions thread
Darryl E Mylrea Regular Member • Posts: 194
Re: Pixma Pro 100 prints are too dark

klavrack wrote:

Just an update--my new-in-box i960 is doing great.  Just finished 1st tank of BCI-6 Photo Magenta.  I replaced it with a CLI-8PM tank--still spot-on color and I get a fairly economical option with better fade resistance.  Shame on Canon for phasing such printers out, IMO.  Last time I looked, a new-in-box i9900 was listed on Ebay for $1500.  Still, lots of happy PRO-100 owners out there.  Any word on yours?

Using a quick printer test page that contains an image with a deep blue sky, I printed it on my PRO-100 using no special settings other than printer manages color in Photoshop CS6.  I actually have been printing on Epson Glossy Photo paper as I have stacks of it, and it churns out fairly accurate pictures on the PRO-100 set to "Other glossy" paper.

With that said, the blues are perfect on this test image on my PRO-100.  Deep blue with no hint of purple.  Even the images with other shades of blue (like the blue jeans and bluish rolling hills) look accurate.  The image of the plates has a bluish-purple plate and that prints spot-on with the image on my screen.  Just the right amount of blue and purple in the plate.

This is good and bad.  It's good because my printer does not seem to have the blue-purple problem.  It's bad because it now appears to be a random problem and I was thinking of picking up another PRO-100 since the price/rebate deal is really sweet right now ($149 after rebate at Atlex and includes a pack of 13x19 paper).  For that price, I get a new printer, a new set of inks and paper.  It's like getting a free printer!  I purchased two PRO-100's in FEB (me and a friend) when the rebate was $200 ($199 after rebate). Rebate comes in about 2 weeks...very fast.

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