I have had the printer for about a week and have downloaded profiles for the paper I am using, set it up for photoshop to manage color not the printer, I have used every setting that they say use and I am still getting a green color cast. any Ideas? I am using moab metalic pearl 260, cs5, my monitor is calabrated with a colormunki. I thought about profiling the printer, for this paper, but I'm not sure that the 5x7 size that I have is big enough to use for calabration. I have googled the problem but all I find is about magenta color cast caused by 2 programs competing for color managment. i am gonig to try some different paper- some of the canon paper that I got with the printer, just hate to waste the ink on a 13x19 that has a chance of being trash. Any help is greatly appreciated as I am a complete noob to printing.
are you sure you are using the correct color profile for the paper? Do other (non-metallic) papers give the same green cast?
I had a similar issue with 9500 Mk II. I got dark red cast shown in a person's hand which he held in shadow. I solved it by selecting a different color profile. The naming of the Canon color profiles is/was not very informative two years ago and there were two "GL" profiles for my glossy paper.
I agree that canon's name of paper types isn't very good. Moab's website says to use pro glossy plus+ II paper type, the problem there is that canon doesn't have that listed. I am about to try the canon paper and then also try some Epson paper that I also received with the printer. i reprinted my test photo and adjusted the green down some and I still had some color cast. I will post results after I try the other paper types. Thanks for the replies.
Tried the canon paper and had a completely different problem. THe canon paper looks like it has a translucent protective film on it. I went trought the steps to print it again (with out actually printing) and as I check the match print colors the preview shows the same effect. I will print another test and see what shows on that end. again thanks for the feedback. Todd
>as I check the match print colors the preview shows the same effect.
If the preview looks like the actual print, this is an indication that “Printer Manages Colors” is NOT turned off.
No printer will show colors correctly in the preview UNLESS the printer itself is managing colors. All printers show previews that are significantly mismatched to the actual print when colors are under software control – the printer simply has no idea what the print will look like so it displays the raw RGB colors without the benefit of knowing which ICC profile will be applied.
The preview is still useful for confirming page layout and avoiding wasted paper through sizing or positioning mistakes.
I don’t know if it’s your exact circumstance, but I’m experiencing something similar with my HP printer.
I had been using HP’s Premium Plus paper with great success, till recently. I bought a new supply of paper and when I went to make a print, noticed the colors were way off. The shadow and black areas had a greenish tint to them, the skin tones had this horrid cyan look and the overall tonality was off.
Comparing the paper to an older stock I found that I had lying around is when I then discovered that HP changed the paper’s formulation. So now the ICC profile I have that was provided by HP is useless and I now find myself between a rock and a hard place!! I tried building my own profile using Spyder Print, but the end results were even worse.
Again I don’t know if it’s the same as your issue, but does show the importance of ICC profiles.
Run a nozzle check and closely inspect the magenta test pattern. In particular make sure it's there (sometimes a completely missing test pattern isn't obvious, especially if it's the far left or right pattern).
Magenta in CMYK printing is the inverse of green so losing magenta will cause a green cast.
1. Read this tutorial and make sure that you have the PRO9000 color management turned off in the printer driver to use custom ICC profiles. If not turned off you will get double profiling. This has scrren shots of both the PRO9000 and CS5 porper settings to use 3rd party custom/Canon printer ICC profiles.
2. The PRO9000 print driver has in the Media selection "Photo Paper Plus Glossy II" as a selection and select that.
3. The PRO9000 preview doesn't show the correct colors most of the time and it has been found that sometimes when the Preview is checked and using Windows that a color cast is applied to the print, recommend that you turn of Preview permanately in the printer driver for now until you obtain correct prints.
I'm leaning towards that you didn't turn off color mnagement in the printer driver as it is buried.....