Faded flat prints

Discussion in 'Inkjet Paper' started by ScottyCCFC, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. ScottyCCFC

    ScottyCCFC New Member

    Oct 2018
    Cork, Ireland
    Hi all

    Just a novice here so sorry in advance if this is a stupid question most of ye. I am using a Canon Inkjet A3 ip8750.

    When I print via Photoshop etc on Glossy A3 300gsm paper it comes out perfect but when Im using non glossy regular 300gsm A3 paper the ink seems very flat and dull. Is there a setting I am using wrong here? I am well aware more info is probably required but I am hoping there is some basic troubleshooting I could do.
    Edit: I am printing in PDF format saved from RGB. Assume this might be an issue? Again when printing glossy its fine.

    I do have printer manages color/colour checked as when I have photoshop checked the colors/colours are all wrong a very greyish print.

  2. xfactor printing

    xfactor printing Senior Member

    Jan 2011
    united states
    Maybe you could share a small picture of the issue.

    I'd expect prints on "regular" uncoated paper to lack the color punch and depth of prints on coated from any inkjet printer.
  3. Leander Starr

    Leander Starr New Member

    Nov 2020
    This is an old thread, but an interesting subject. If you want to print well on ordinary papers you cannot use a canon. You just can't. I would classify ordinary papers as any uncoated stock or coated stock intended for litho printing. For example 300gsm matt art, chromocote board, avery self-adhesive and so on.

    You have to use a printer with piezo head, which practically means an epson printer. Then you need an ink. Epson ink won't do. You need a resin encapsulated water based pigment ink. Next you need a way to control how much ink gets on the paper. For this you can use Printfab or if you want to spend money a full on RIP. Lastly, if you want your colours accurate you need a colour densitometer. All of which is to say that unless you are serious don't waste your time.