HP 932 printer adjusting RGB levels

videobruce

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I replaced the color cartridge and the color balance is off. It leans towards green and the "cooler/warmer" only adjusts either the red or the blue. What I really need are separate RGB levels. Is there any program for printers to override the HP settings? I'm not talking about re-adjusting each and every image I want printed either as you would find in a photo editor program. I'm talking about matching the monitor to the printout.

I looked under color management and the icm files don't tell you the RGB ratios.
 

Homebrew

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You might try disabling the automatic paper sensor by choosing your paper type manually. Might make a difference.

I am not aware of any RGB settings that can be adjusted with HP's 900 series. Never had significant color inaccuracy myself but you might try a driver upgrade/re-install?

The first thing to do though is return that cartridge and get a free replacement, especially if the problem just sprung up with a cart. change.

If your re-filling it's possible you overfilled and contaminated the Cyan/Yellow.
 

videobruce

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First, thanks for the reply.
I don't remember where I got the cartridge. I have 2 of them. The only solution is to change the icm profile (edit) but I don't know how to do this. If HP would of gave you something other than a cooler/warmer adjustment which is almost useless (as the same adjustment on consumer video cameras is) there would be no problem.
I don't want another image editiing program. I use Thumbs Plus and it works fine.
What started this was I tried to print color samples from a web page (where a image program wouldn't help) of toilets. Yes, toilets, but the print came out crappy!...................(couldn't resist that, sorry)
I don't mean all green, but leaning towards green enough to throw the balance off. I wrote to HP, but they couldn't help unless I paid them! (not going to happen)
 

Peter

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Well for a start, printers do not have RGB, they have CYMK. Usually Windows printer drivers don't let you adjust the color balance. Instead, they have a hardcoded behavior and a description of it in an ICC profile.
 

videobruce

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Well for a start, printers do not have RGB, they have CYMK.
Yes, you are right, but with the name "video" and 8 years doing video production and maintenance it's hard to shake that.

Please tell me you are using real HP cartridges and not generic ones.
Why?
Why should I pay $30+ to keep HP's stock up when I can get them for $22 or less? Nope, wrong answer, if the options would allow separate R/B levels (pardon me, C/M) I wouldn't have this problem!

If they (HP) could put a cooler/warmer adjustment, then it could of been separate R/B so there would be control of all 3 channels!