red is orange !!..???...

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it is as if there was a slight veil on the result even when printing the stamp images on glossy photo paper with the "glossy paper" option, high quality.
Scan, crop and post an example if you like. Include details of what paper and ink used.
 

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You did not identify the printer. What is it?

You said you use Sudhaus. Are these prefilled cartridges or bulk ink you refill the cartridges with?

Your MP550 has a Magenta cartridge. There is no Red cartridge. The nozzle check is supposed to demonstrate the ink in its unchanged state, ie no mixing of other in colors.

The Magenta swaths do not look correct to me. They do look a little towards the Orange spectrum.

Check your ink. Did you refill with the proper color? Is there contamination in the Magenta cartridge from a nearby leaking cartridge like Yellow?

The choice of paper can have an effect on color shifts as well. Try other paper.

The choice of Paper Type in the printer settings can also cause color shifts you might not like.

You may need a custom ICC Printer Profile to get better color fidelity. An ICC Printer Profile tells the printer what to do for ONE spefic paper, One specific ink and One specific printer model. Change any of these variables and color fidelity may change unpleasantly.

The Pigment Black latticework shows disruptions. This may be due to clogs or permanent electrical malfunction. If these are clogs then they may go away with regular printing or a Regular Cleaning or two.
my printer is a canon ts5055 ... I have auto reset cartridges that I refilled with SUDHAUS ink ... the merchant was able to provide me with red ink + CMYB + PB ...
in view of the results more orange than red with the magenta, I filled the magenta cartridge with red ink ... all my cartridges are in good condition, no leaks ...... I will do additional tests with an ICC profile ... I want to print on a 90g "drawing" paper ... I have 3 series of auto reset cartridges of 5 colors ... + 3 heads for ts5055 = 1 original and 2 of occasion (aliexpress) ...
 

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the merchant was able to provide me with red ink + CMYB + PB ...
You’re going at this all the wrong way, it’s impossible to use red ink in place of magenta, and you can get better colour intensity and control by using the manual colour adjustments as before, but only if you have the correct colours installed. (No red)

Try using Colour control and a different profile, this may help you get the colours you want, you’d be better off using A photo editing software like Photoshop to achieve you goal, again you won’t get anywhere using rouge colours for any of your CYMK inks, they can’t be changed individually..

+ 3 heads for ts5055 = 1 original and 2 of occasion (aliexpress) ...
P.S. Please don’t use any of the AliExpress print heads you bought, because they are refurbished second hand (Not new) and they don’t work and only give you false hope..
 

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You’re going at this all the wrong way, it’s impossible to use red ink in place of magenta, and you can get better colour intensity and control by using the manual colour adjustments as before, but only if you have the correct colours installed. (No red)

Try using Colour control and a different profile, this may help you get the colours you want, you’d be better off using A photo editing software like Photoshop to achieve you goal, again you won’t get anywhere using rouge colours for any of your CYMK inks, they can’t be changed individually..

P.S. Please don’t use any of the AliExpress print heads you bought, because they are refurbished second hand (Not new) and they don’t work and only give you false hope..
ok thanks very much.............
 

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The weak/missing magenta could be caused by a defective print head or a cartridge with inkflow problems. After market cartridges often show inkflow problems or leaking problems. I suggest to try a new OEM magenta cartridge before giving up on the print head.

BTW could your magenta ink be photo magenta instead of regular magenta?

The photo magenta is much lighter than regular magenta. Using photo magenta instead of regular magenta will give your images a strong green cast and turn red into orange, as red is made from printing magenta + yellow.

See this thread and also notice this post.
 

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I filled the magenta cartridge with red ink
There's your color shift problem.

Use only the proper ink and proper color of ink in the cartridges. Flush and refill the Magenta cartridge with the proper ink. Set all color slider settings back to default. Run a print head Regular Cleaning and then print, scan, crop and post a nozzle check.

Use the print head already installed for the nozzle check. Lets see what happens after you correct the ink.
 
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