Color photos copy perfect from the glass. No blue tint.
The Dell Dimension E310 is a 32-bit.
Now that I think about it, There was an HP update that came down a few weeks ago. Not sure if that was when the blue tint showed up. I don't print photos very often.
OK. The problem is likely to be the software on the computer.
First question about that: Are you printing photos from a given program, when you get the blue tint? If it is an Adobe program, they have a tendency to be difficult to adjust to print the colors correctly. Let me know - or try printing your photos from
Start - [All] Programs - Accessories - Paint
and see if that improves the photo printing, or eliminates the blue tint.
Let me know, please. Thanks.
I have printed from Word, Acrobat Reader, MS Photo Viewer, and just tried from Paint. All have blue tint.
Excel seems to print photos fine.
Also note that my kids are printing from their iPhones and laptops with the same problem.
I just printed from my iPhone and it appears to have a reddish tint?
Also could see the magenta level drop with this print. (The print covered the entire page of paper)
Please check the ink levels in your printer, using the software supplied with the printer. Are all cartridges above low levels of ink?
Are you using Dell OEM-original ink supplies, or refills/remanufacturered cartridges?
C, Y, and K are at 1/2. M is at 1/3.
These are genuine (expensive) HP cartridges.
This is a HP Officejet 6700 printer not Dell..
I'm sorry - it's your PC that is a Dell, not your printer, and I misread, among all the past text of this case.
Well, I cannot understand why Word prints blue but Excel does not. That makes no sense to me.
The magenta level dropping while you are printing, so that the trailing edge of the printout looks less magenta, then the leading or first-printed edge... means that your printer has a problem with its inking system or its print engine, period.
1/3 ink level wouldn't mean much, unless the magenta ink has not been used for a while and/or is a fairly old cartridge (that has been a while in the printer, that is). I suggest that you run a cleaning, or head cleaning, cycle on the printer and/or on the colored cartridges. Then wait for 20 minutes, with the printer plugged in but unused otherwise, then do another cleaning cycle on the colors or the cartridges, then try printing again. It might improve the erratic color performance. I hope so.