Post # 1
I need some help. I want to print my invitations at home I just bought a new Canon printer to do so. Purple is the main color for my wedding and I want the text of the invite to be purple on ivory paper. My new printer will not print in purple. It is close but almost a rusty purple. I called Canon to see if I needed to adjust something. He suggested to change the type of paper that it thinks it is printing on…didn’t work. He also said to change it to a PDF or JPEG and then print. This didn’t make a difference either. I would like to use Word or Power Point to create my invites, save the dates, rsvp cards, ect. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get my printer to print purple?? thanks!
Post # 3
Have you tried to customize a color in the font color section?
Post # 4
i had mine printed at Staples. i got 2/page for .49 because i brought in my own cardstock. i could have gotten 3/page had i realized i was going to crop them down anyway. the rsvps were 4/page.
i thought of printing at home, but a new color cartridge for the printer would have been about $40 and printing 100 invitations / rsvps was only 36.75.
(fedex/kinkos was .59 /page and officemax was also .49/page)
Post # 5
Check your colour mode, you want to be in RGB not CMYK.
Try printing on an ordinary white bit of paper if it prints ok then yes it could be your ivory paper stock.
Try picking a much lighter shade of purple on screen and see how that goes, sounds like its putting in a bit too much black in.
Post # 6
It woudl also be a good idea to check your color output to your screen on your computer. They print color and screen color need to be alighned and if they aren’t in sync you will see one color and print another. the paper will change the hue a little, but i would jsut try taking blocks of color as an easy fix using the paint tool and pick a bungh of “purples” in whatever program you are using and use a test sheet of your invite paper and pick whichever one comes out best in the print not what looks right on the screen.