Third party inkjet printer drivers

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The latest Canon driver for my i550 has four individual wide-range color
balance controls for intensity of cyan, magenta, yellow and black. It
also has a wide-range intensity control that affects all four inks at
once, and a three-level brightness control: light, normal, and dark.

Using non-Canon inks, on Kodak paper, I can't get really good color
balance. On a gray scale the darker steps tend toward green and the
lighter steps tend toward magenta.

Are there third party drivers that go beyond the Canon driver by adding
brightness and/or gamma controls for each ink? Where do I find them?

I'm using W98 and IrfanView to print JPGs.

(I know I should stick with Canon inks and paper for best results in my
Canon printer.)

Thanks,

Ray
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    Greetings Ray,

    The driver for your printer is what drives the printer etc. The Kodak One
    Touch option that is included with EasyShare software relates to adjustments
    to your printer driver if you use Kodak paper. If you do not then the
    settings for the default or however you set your printer to perform will be
    used.

    The basis for our One Touch settings are based on the inks used by a
    particular printer, i.e. Canon with Canon ink, HP with HP ink, and so on.
    If you use refills, then there is no telling what the ink may be that you
    are using as no testing can be done. If you stick to the ink that is
    supplied by the printer manufacturer and you do choose to use the One Touch
    feature it will yield great results on Kodak paper.

    Check the general settings that we provide for any given paper we make to
    work with most all popular printers. Click on the Settings link from the
    page below.

    http://www.kodak.com/go/inkjet

    Good Luck Ray,

    Ron Baird
    Eastman Kodak Company


    ">
    > Miss Perspicacia Tick wrote:
    >
    > > Ray K wrote:
    > >
    > >>The latest Canon driver for my i550 has four individual wide-range
    > >>color balance controls for intensity of cyan, magenta, yellow and
    > >>black. It also has a wide-range intensity control that affects all
    > >>four inks at once, and a three-level brightness control: light,
    > >>normal, and dark.
    > >>
    > >>Using non-Canon inks, on Kodak paper, I can't get really good color
    > >>balance. On a gray scale the darker steps tend toward green and the
    > >>lighter steps tend toward magenta.
    > >>
    > >>Are there third party drivers that go beyond the Canon driver by
    > >>adding brightness and/or gamma controls for each ink? Where do I find
    > >>them?
    > >>
    > >>I'm using W98 and IrfanView to print JPGs.
    > >>
    > >>(I know I should stick with Canon inks and paper for best results in
    > >>my Canon printer.)
    > >>
    > >>Thanks,
    > >>
    > >>Ray
    > >
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    Take a look at Red River www.redrivercatalog.com RR Ultra Pro Gloss and
    Satin is very good and much less expensive than Canon papers.
    --
    Ron Cohen

    >
    > Unfortunately, JT paper isn't very readily available in the US. Their
    > website isn't helpful at all. I'll watch for really good sales on Canon
    > and stock up.
    >
    > Ray
    >


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