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Poor print quality MG5310/Inktec

Discussion in 'Canon InkJet Printers' started by israelchris, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. Mar 5, 2014
    israelchris

    israelchris Printing Apprentice

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    Hello, a few days ago I wrote a post about ink brands (ocp, inktec..). I decided to buy inktec inks for now.. because is more easy to get in my city.

    With some troubles with the ciss(bubbles or air) , but finally works..

    But.. when I send to print images like drawings, graphics or something else that not require full quality. works fine.. with enough quality.
    DSC_0895.jpg

    When I send photo images to print I've poor quality on any type of paper,
    IMG2.jpg

    I used paper canon glossy with and without profile canon driver, generic paper with gloss and matte,

    with printer management color and photoshop management (better result with PS)..

    and always same result.. sometimes a little better..

    I did printhead aligment, cleaning, print test sheet..

    What can I do?.. what could be wrong?

    Canon Pixma MG5310 (CLI-126, PGBK 125)
     
  2. Mar 5, 2014
    The Hat

    The Hat Printer VIP Moderator

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    You could have any number of things wrong but with the little information you have provided it would be hard to tell with any accuracy.

    Which O/S are you using and what printer setting are you using to print on the glossy paper, because it very much looks like your double profiling somehow and everything is gone wrong.

    Try downloading this photo and don’t do any changes to it then reset your printer back to default and just use the media setting of glossy paper and let the printer do the rest, now see how that turns out compared to the original.. http://www.outbackphoto.com/printinginsights/pi048/essay.html
     
  3. Mar 5, 2014
    noexp

    noexp Printing Apprentice

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    You printing on the correct side of the paper?
     
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  4. Mar 5, 2014
    israelchris

    israelchris Printing Apprentice

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    Thanks 'The hat', I'm sorry I don't know what information could be useful, if you can help me, I'll put all information that you need.

    S.O. Windows 8.
    Edition software: Photoshop cs 6

    Photoshop settings:
    document profile: sRGB IEC61966-2.1
    color management PS
    Intent: perceptual
    IM1.jpg

    Printer settings: almost are default
    paper photographic
    without border
    type gloss II
    Quality Hight
    IM2.jpg
    --------

    Type: gloss II
    Print Quality: hight
    Color/intense: Auto

    Effects: empty
    IM3.jpg

    I use canon photo paper gloss II. oem, with the side more white to print.. ( I've tested both sides in my despair).

    I'll print the image..
     
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    israelchris

    israelchris Printing Apprentice

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    I've tested both sides in my despair... same result,..

    I've put more information about print settings.
     
  6. Mar 6, 2014
    Tudor

    Tudor Print Addict Platinum Printer Member

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    You have to select Color-Manual and hit Set. In the second tab select "None".

    settings.png
     
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    The Hat

    The Hat Printer VIP Moderator

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    Open this printer tab and change it,
    Manual.png
    and follow @Tudor instructions above and then try printing your photos..
     
  8. Mar 6, 2014
    israelchris

    israelchris Printing Apprentice

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    Thanks @Tudor and @The Hat

    I made all changes, reset the printer settings, I don't have more canon photo paper. I used another brand with equals features for testing with much much better results.

    All settings are exactly the same as before (using reset..) only two things have changed:

    the paper.. and disable/enable: colour/intense.

    I printed with both settings and works fine .. with color/intense in auto the colors are more intense,
    IMG.jpg

    then I printed again using 'Color/intense - / Manual/ Set - None' and the colors are less intense, even more blue and gray in all the picture.. like if the image haven't vivid colors.
    IMG_.jpg

    Now viewing the results must be enable auto or enable manual with none?

    For now.. issue solved. How?.. I don't know all settings are equals, only thing different is the paper.

    Could be the paper or what thing?..

    One last question, I saw the test sheet after making printhead alignment, the lines and color are not exactly same with ink oem vs inktec (I understand is not oem.. but is a big difference), with inktec some lines have noise and color mix of blue/green. canon ink are more clear blue color and without noise..

    Inktec ink:
    IMG2.jpg
    Canon ink:
    IMG3.jpg

    Is there solution to correct color and remove the noise? does not affect when print normal photos? It was a test sheet with printhead alignment auto mode.

    Thanks for help me.
     
  9. Mar 6, 2014
    PeterBJ

    PeterBJ Printer Master Platinum Printer Member

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    israelchris

    israelchris Printing Apprentice

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    I did another test directly from printer, not under Windows and there was no change in colour.. blue / green.

    I recently buyed ink of inktec (5 Lts).. maybe in some months I'll try to buy IS,..

    Okay, I read the post, very interesting, I've another pc with Windows XP for testing,..

    is it possible to adjust the colour using custom settings in the tab 'Color Adjustment' ?

    if the answer is yes, which colour must be changed?, just reduce a little cyan colour?..

    Note: When the test sheet is printing the cyan colour is clear.. nearly to oem ink in the first and second pass, on the third and fourth pass turned blue / green, the printer makes three or four times per line.

    When arrive at home I'll upload a image with some lines of color with one pass..

    Any suggestions are welcome.
     

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