Where's the greem coming from?

Discussion in 'Scanners' started by Ron Wood, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. Ron Wood

    Ron Wood Guest

    Hi Group

    This looks like a good place to solve my problem :)

    Scanning some old adverts from a 1908 magazine and getting good results with
    line adverts but when it comes to halftones it's a whole different ball
    park - getting a strong green caste to the halftone area when printed. Not
    so evident on the screen, but (as mentioned) when printed - BONG - green all
    over the halftone.

    Am using:
    Canon CanoscanN124OU - for scanning
    PhotoImpact 6 and Corel Paint - for tweaking
    HP 1220c Printer - printing

    Have tried a whole host of setting in all the above but to no avail - still
    getting a strong green cast (when printed) on the halftones - any ideas? -
    short of chucking the whole lot away, and buying fresh kit.

    Results can be viewed here:

    1, 2 and 5 are fine, 3, 4 and 6 have the dreaded "Green Tinge" when printed,
    on my printer at least.

    TIA in anticipation - Ron

    Ron Wood, Feb 24, 2007
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    Paul Heslop Guest

    On my printer, straight from IE if there's anything f a hint of green
    it's slight, so it seems to be something your end. Those images are
    different as they seem to be scans or photocopies of illustrations,
    like cigarette cards or book covers, where the ones that look okay to
    you seem to straight line art or text. If you have some different
    paper try that, or try a different setting on the printer.
    Paul Heslop, Feb 24, 2007
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    catfish Guest

    do you want the "yellow" of the old paper? if not, scan in b/w, line
    art, monochrome, one bit - whatever it is called by your twain
    interface. also, could be your printer driver - print on a b/w printer
    not a color printer (unless you are really after the "yellow" to
    indicate age).
    catfish, Feb 25, 2007
  4. Ron Wood

    Ron Wood Guest

    Thanks Paul, tried some of the printer settings (Advanced Mode) but results
    were marginally successful.

    Thanks CS1, tried some of your suggestions with limited success.

    Thanks Catfish, yes, I've tried this route even printing a base colour to
    reproduce the "Ageing" and then overprinting a black and white image but the
    overall grey tint dulled the base colour too much to be satisfactory.

    HOWEVER :)

    I have been printing from CorelDraw for a variety of reasons and only today
    printed, by accident, from PhotoImpact, where I do some of the post
    processing and - BINGO - the green has gone (well almost, certainly enough

    So the fault lies with CorelDraw. To be fair fault is a bit strong for I
    suppose if I spent the next 'n' amount of weeks getting the "Colour Manager"
    set up correctly I would (eventually) get an acceptable result.

    Thanks again, regards, Ron
    Ron Wood, Feb 25, 2007
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