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3.0 out of 5 stars Not up to previous Canon models - but custom settings helped., January 31, 2012
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This review is from: Canon PIXMA iP4920 Premium Inkjet Photo Printer (5287B002) (Office Product)
I like others have owned several canon printers including the IP5200 and IP4500, which I had modified to print on CDs like the european version so liked that the 4920 finally did it. I got the 4920 to replace my wifes 5200 that has a bad print head, because the 4920 is cheaper than the 5200 print head. The main problems with the 4920 is that it prints darker and adds a red tinge to what the photos show on my editing software packages. I also don't like the smaller cartridges like everyone else who is used to working with the larger clear tanks where you can see what's left and makes sure your new ones are full.

I was getting ready to send it back when I figured a work around for the color problem on the photo printing. You can download an Adobe RGB 1998 installer program (only.32mb) from Canon support, 4920, drivers & software and install it.

Then when you set up your print preferences like before, select you photo paper type, size, high quality print, borderless,etc., but on the color/intensity choose Manual and then hit Set, there are two tabs that appear. Under the Color Adjust tab I used -10 on the Cyan and -10 on the Intensity and under the Matching tab use ICM, and then choose Adobe RGB as my input profile, and in the Rendering area I choose Perceptual, which is best for photos. After that I hit OK and went back to quick setup tab and hit Save, saving the setting as custom profile (glossy photo 4x6) or whatever you want to call it to match your paper. Next time you go to print photos all you have to do hit your custom setting under the quick tab and it will be ready to go.

Keep in mind you may have to vary the colors or intensity differently to get them to match your screen, but I think this will be close, as most complaints reference the same problem with being dark and excess red. This just requires playing with the color and intensity setting and printing the same picture a few times till you match the screen.

Hope this helps.
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Initial post: Feb 8, 2012 8:40:46 AM PST
DVDIT says:
Thank you for Adobe RGB 1998 trick. I have going crazy trying to get the color and intensity right.

Posted on Feb 18, 2012 9:26:01 AM PST
Any idea as to how many photos 4"x6" you can print with the supplied inks. Im trying to see if the cost per photo is worth this purchase

Thank you,


Posted on Apr 14, 2012 4:08:58 PM PDT
Thanks a lot for your solution to the color problem. Like E. Solomon I was going crazy trying to get the color right. I contacted Canon tech suport; they were not much help.
Tom Hallstaff

Posted on Apr 17, 2012 12:53:18 PM PDT
You shouldn't have to do all this just to print a picture.

Posted on May 12, 2012 3:23:05 PM PDT
I have worked through the procedure that L Larsen suggested for correcting dark red tinted pictures, and tried other values for Cyan and intensity and brightness, but none of these change the print colors. It appears as though the custom profile which I created is not being applied to the print. I selected the picture to print using the Easy photo print procedure after having created the custom profile. What am I doing wrong?

Posted on May 19, 2012 8:49:20 PM PDT
Cycat says:
Also, you may find that using Canon photopaper makes a difference in the tint that is reproduced. This has been a longstanding issue, but a number of tint issues have been resolved by using Canon's branded line of photopaper (nope, not affilieated with Canon, just have used these printers for a long time and have followed their little quirks.) Hope this helps-- and thanks for posting the older Adobe RGB program and the Profile settings you use! Definitely helpful information!

Posted on Jan 2, 2013 2:00:06 PM PST
Or just buy Kodak photo paper. Compared to all others, pics come out clear, with vibrant colors.

Posted on Feb 4, 2014 12:56:48 PM PST
Sundance says:
I agree with L. Larsen. This Canon printer is definitely not the quality product of printers from the past. I've had mine for two years and still do not get decent photo prints. Sure was a waste of money and ink. Unfortunate since I have several Canon printers, a scanner and three Canon cameras. Very disappointing.
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