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Moab Support Forum > Green tinge w/ Slickrock

Hi, I have just made my first prints on Slickrock Met Sil 300 w/ a Canon PIXMA Pro-100 and Mac OSX Photos. I have previously used Canon and Epson papers, but Slickrock is my first attempt at using a "metallic" paper. The first print is a ground level view of flowers up towards the sky, in black and white. MY CONCERN is part of the sky (clouds) has a green tinge (never before present on the monitor or on either Canon or Epson glossy papers). A subsequent, different, color print with lots of black did not have a similar green tinge but did have an unexpected blue line. These are like unexpected rainbow reflections when natural light hits a metallic object. I did not change any printer settings other than use your ICC Profile. Do you have any idea what might be the cause of the unexpected tinges?

November 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPatty W

Let me first say that I have not used Slickrock but I have used a PIXMA Pro-100 printer and about 95%+ of my prints are black & white. I have ALWAYS noticed a cast (usually magenta but sometimes green depending on settings) on black & white prints from the Pro-100. Believe me when I say that I tried many, MANY adjustments in an effort to remove the cast. But in the end if I put the B&W print from the PRO-100 next to one from one of my Epson printers (P-6000 or 3800), the color cast is visible. I have tried many different things, talked to folks from Canon, Moab and Red River, tried many other things and the cast always remains.

Since you are doing B&W, you might want to try turning off the ICC profile and let the printer manage color. It is what I do with my Epson printers (the Epson B&W print driver is pretty awesome) and one of the things I've tried with the PRO-100 but, as I've been told, Canon's B&W driver in the PRO-100 is more of an afterthought that a real strength.

I'm really not trying to disparage the PRO-100. I've made some very nice color prints with it. But it just never has given me satisfactory results with B&W prints. I've gotten close enough to be fooled by what looks good again until I put it side by side with the same file printed on my Epson.

I probably should have asked at the outset whether you do a lot of B&W printing or if this is your first attempt. It sounds like you have printed this B&W file before on Canon and Epson papers. If not trying it on one of those papers and see what the clouds look like. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. Hopefully someone from Moab could directly address the Slickrock question.

November 17, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterEd

Unfortunately, neutral black and white printing has always been a challenge on the Pro-100. Color images on the Pro-100 look excellent, but b&w prints generally have a shift either to magenta or green. To confirm I printed our b&w test image on luster paper using Canon's ICC profile, our ICC profile, and the black and white photo print check box in the print driver, and all 3 prints were either green cast or magenta cast. If you plan to do a lot of black and white printing, I would recommend the Canon Pro-10, which prints neutral black and white images on both matte and glossy papers.

November 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMoab Paper Support