Adjust Printer Color Balance from a Windows PC
Article ID: ART162140 | Date published: 09/17/2015 | Date last updated: 02/21/2020
 

Description

Learn how to adjust the color balance on your PIXMA MG, MX or PRO series printer from a Windows PC

Solution

You can adjust the color balance on your PIXMA printer from a Windows computer in two easy steps.
  1. Print a color pattern and look at the results.
  2. Change the color balance or intensity.


1. Print a color pattern

  1. Open the printer driver setup window.

  2. On the Main tab, select Manual for Color/Intensity, and select Set... The Manual Color Adjustment dialog box opens.

  3. On the Color Adjustment tab, select the Print a pattern for color adjustment check box, then Pattern Print preferences...

  4. When the Pattern Print dialog box opens, set the following items, then select OK.

    • Select Cyan/Magenta/Yellow.

    • Set the paper size to whatever is loaded in the printer.

    • Select a pattern size.

    • Set the color variation between instances.

  5. On the Color Adjustment tab, select OK to close the Manual Color Adjustment dialog box.

  6. On the Main tab, select OK, then print your image. The machine prints a pattern where the color balance you set is the center value.

      Color balance sheet

  7. Look at the print results and select the image you like best.

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2. Change the color balance intensity

  1. Enter the color balance numbers indicated at the bottom of that image into the Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow fields on the Color Adjustment tab.

  2. Clear the Print a pattern for color adjustment check box, and select OK.

  3. Select OK on the Main tab.



Good to know

  • When Print a pattern for color adjustment is selected on the Color Adjustment tab, the following items are grayed out and can't be set:

    • Preview before printing on the Main tab

    • Stapling Side and Specify Margin... on the Page Setup tab (When Duplex Printing is set, only Stapling Side can be set.)

  • You can print a pattern only if the Page Layout setting on the Page Setup tab is Normal-size or Borderless. (Borderless is not available on MAXIFY printers).

  • When the Grayscale Printing check box on the Main tab is checked, Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow appear grayed out and are unavailable.