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jcbt
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My printer prints all my photos red. Everything else prints fine. It printed photos fine before.

Does anyone know why this would happen?

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kkcb9395
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Re: My printer prints all my photos red. Everything else prints fine. It printed photos fine before.

Hi - Typically this will happen when you're out of one of the other colors of ink and the printer is using the magenta cartridge for most everything.  I'd check the cartridge ink levels.  What printer do you have?  What OS are you using?

 

 

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hunterr1950
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Re: My printer prints all my photos red. Everything else prints fine. It printed photos fine before.

How can you tell which color ink is low?  I'm using the lexmark pinnacle 901 and has 4 different color ink cartridge and the printer is showing none is low?

thanks!

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Re: My printer prints all my photos red. Everything else prints fine. It printed photos fine before.

Hi - This is a Hewlett-Packard forum, you'll want to go to the Lexmark website to find support for your product.

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ADad
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Re: My printer prints all my photos red. Everything else prints fine. It printed photos fine before.

I cannot believe even the HP people cannot give you the correct answer, but clearly they cannot.  This happens to me also whenever I try to print out certain files with graphics...they come out with a solid red ink coating over the entire graphic.  It has nothing to do with ink cartridges and everything to do with the way the printer is programmed/designed...but how to stop that from happening...I have no clue.  I did get it to work right once a long time ago but I forget what I did to make it print the graphic correctly.

 

I am trying to print something now and having the same problem and it is very frustrating.  Cannot find an answer online either.  (at least not the true, correct answer)

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kat3hay
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Re: My printer prints all my photos red. Everything else prints fine. It printed photos fine before.

What did you find out? Did you ever remember what you did to make it not do red? I want to print pictures for a collage for Christmas. Hope you know how to fix this. God Bless


ADad wrote:

I cannot believe even the HP people cannot give you the correct answer, but clearly they cannot.  This happens to me also whenever I try to print out certain files with graphics...they come out with a solid red ink coating over the entire graphic.  It has nothing to do with ink cartridges and everything to do with the way the printer is programmed/designed...but how to stop that from happening...I have no clue.  I did get it to work right once a long time ago but I forget what I did to make it print the graphic correctly.

 

I am trying to print something now and having the same problem and it is very frustrating.  Cannot find an answer online either.  (at least not the true, correct answer)


 

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Re: My printer prints all my photos red. Everything else prints fine. It printed photos fine before.

Hi - Not sure which printer you have, so I'll give you a few general troubleshooting steps.

- Make sure that none of the ink cartridges are empty.  If the cyan or yellow run out, you'll get a definite red/pink hue to the printouts.

- Verify that the paper type setting in whatever application you're using, matches the paper type you're using.  From personal experience, I've seen red hues to everything when I've had the wrong paper type selected.

 

You might also run through the steps in this document to help narrow down the problem.

 

Hope that helps.

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kat3hay
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Re: My printer prints all my photos red. Everything else prints fine. It printed photos fine before.

it is the paper and size--i put mine back to letter size and regular paper instead of photo paper--got great pictures and right sizes too! I bet if you check you have size as 4 x 6 or something and paper as photo--change it back. Thanks and God Bless kudos to last poster on this page--he posted a link that explains it--hoot hoot!
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Decka22
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Re: My printer prints all my photos red. Everything else prints fine. It printed photos fine before.

Can anyone help? my HP printer F2280 was fine printing photos, but now they all come out red over all the picture, documents and other printing turns out fine. Can anybody help!. Deka22.

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kat3hay
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Re: My printer prints all my photos red. Everything else prints fine. It printed photos fine before.

Change your paper to plain paper and your size and anything else that is not normal. Glossy paper chosen prints all my stuff in red

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