HP Deskjet 1220c - Printing a Rich Black?

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Hi

I'm making artwork in Illustrator then rendering it in Photoshop for
printing. Previously I was getting a true, rich black but the greys were
being lightened significantly. I changed colour profiles and things and now
I can't get a black black to print.

Currently, black in my image is:

c 94
m 83
y 81
k 90

i'd have thought that would be a dark black but its a dark blue. Could the
problem be the print settings themselves? Currently the source space is
euroscale uncoated v2, print space: profile working RGB and Intent =
perceptual. I don't understand these settings.


What settings do i need in the two programs and the print dialogue to get a
rich black and saturated colours?

Please help!

J
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    If the printer is actually using the color levels you state, the color
    should be a very deep cool-black. In theory all the colors should be
    equal to create a neutral gray (like 90C 90M 90Y) so there is a light
    bias in the cyan there, but at that depth, with an overlay of 90K, I
    would doubt it could be visible. Sounds like there is some profiling
    going on that is reducing K and perhaps the other colors as well,
    particularly yellow (Magenta and cyan make blue).

    Art

    J wrote:

    > Hi
    >
    > I'm making artwork in Illustrator then rendering it in Photoshop for
    > printing. Previously I was getting a true, rich black but the greys were
    > being lightened significantly. I changed colour profiles and things and now
    > I can't get a black black to print.
    >
    > Currently, black in my image is:
    >
    > c 94
    > m 83
    > y 81
    > k 90
    >
    > i'd have thought that would be a dark black but its a dark blue. Could the
    > problem be the print settings themselves? Currently the source space is
    > euroscale uncoated v2, print space: profile working RGB and Intent =
    > perceptual. I don't understand these settings.
    >
    >
    > What settings do i need in the two programs and the print dialogue to get a
    > rich black and saturated colours?
    >
    > Please help!
    >
    > J
    >
    >
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