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I'm having a nightmare trying to print a photo.

It keeps coming out in the wrong colours and the contrast is way out too.

Here's the photo:



And here's a scanned copy of what the printer managed to print off:


Any one got any ideas what's going wrong here?

It's an Epson Stylus colour 460 with brand new ink cartridges. I've done all the usual head cleaning/alignment/test prints etc etc and they're all fine.
 

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There's no CYAN in that pic (or the BLACK, MAG and YELLOW are pushed way high)

There should be a 'control panel' (on screen) where you can set ink levels . . .

I'd leave the BLACK at '0' and knock the rest back to '-20' then try again

You may need to push the CYAN till the pic looks 'right'

Good luck

Bri
 

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Brian Burrows said:
There's no CYAN in that pic (or the BLACK, MAG and YELLOW are pushed way high)

There should be a 'control panel' (on screen) where you can set ink levels . . .

I'd leave the BLACK at '0' and knock the rest back to '-20' then try again

You may need to push the CYAN till the pic looks 'right'

Good luck

Bri
Cheers Bri :D
 

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Blocked cyan ink jets... no amount of head cleaning will shift it :(

Looks like a new printer could be on the way.
 

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Nige G said:
Blocked cyan ink jets... no amount of head cleaning will shift it :(

Looks like a new printer could be on the way.
You can take them off usually . . . and soak them in boiling water

Try it ;)
 

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Brian Burrows said:
You can take them off usually . . . and soak them in boiling water

Try it ;)
I'll give it a go but usually my tool weilding skills rest with a hammer and big spanners ;)
 

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Nige G said:
I'll give it a go but usually my tool weilding skills rest with a hammer and big spanners ;)
I don't know the model . . . but often they're held in/on with baby 'allen' bolts (watchmaker sized :eek: ) . . . while others just 'clip' out/in

Good luck

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go into paint on your pc click print then preferences then you can clean your print heads and do a test print make sure your set on the right grade of paper good luck
 
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