Subdued Printing


I am running Tiger on a Mac OSX v.10.4, however this problem has persisted since I first got my iMac and was using an earlier version of the Mac OS.

I have a Canon i450 and when I print out of certain applications such as InDesign, Adobe Illustrator and all my iMail, any colours as well as black print only in draft quality. They are very subdued. I have tried all options in the Print Dialogue Box, including ColorSync and have had no better results. The only thing I can do is save the artwork or text as a postscript file, reopen it in Acrobat or import it into Photoshop, and print from there, then everything is fully saturated.

Documents printed directly from Microsoft or Excel are fine.

I don't know of anyone else with this problem. Can you help me?

Having no idea what subdued printing looks like and not having your model printer, I can only guess at what your problem may be. However, you should go through each option available in your File/Print dialog box. You may try searching for an ink saving mode.