HP Color LaserJet 3700

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The light bar glows amber if there is a printing error. Look at the other lights on the printer to find and resolve the error you are experiencing. With the printer turned on, disconnect the power cord from the rear of the printer. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
Why is my printer printing yellow not red? It is most likely that your image is yellow where you were expecting it to be red and you may also notice that blue parts of the image appear turquoise instead. Both of these effects are caused by a lack of magenta ink/toner on your prints.
Photos and other artwork can become discolored overtime due to sun exposure, but also because of acid in the printing, framing and storage materials. This discoloration often takes on a yellow or brown look synonymous with “old” photos.
Right-click the printer icon on the taskbar, and then select the Print Head Alignment. Or access the printer software, click the Maintenance tab, and then click the Print Head Alignment button. The printer prints test patterns that you use to check the print head alignment. Here are sample printouts.
Check the ink level on your printer and replace the low ink cartridge. Clean the printhead. The printhead could be clogged, and you might need to clean the printhead several times to restore print quality. Use an automated tool from the printer control panel to clean the printhead.
Press your printer`s Setup button. Go to System Setup. Choose Print Quality and then Calibrate Color. Choose Calibrate Now and press OK.
Monitors display colors by light pixels using an RGB (red, green, blue) color process, but printers print colors using a CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) process.
The printer supports HP Photo paper (and likely other high-grade paper brands) to 300 gsm, glossy surface.
Print a Nozzle Test pattern, if the yellow is orange then you have cross contamination in the Printhead and it might be purgeable, but you would have to print a lot of yellow. Cross contamination happens when some ink oozes out of one printhead and is wicked up into another color.
Start with checking the ink level in your toner. You can check the Ink Level by touching the ink drop icon on the printer display. Since you have a problem with printing in Yellow color check Yellow or Magenta ink level. If its ink level doesn`t appear, it could be an issue with either Yellow or Magenta cartridges.
If your machine`s cyan, magenta, or yellow toners run out, you can choose Mono in the printer driver to allow you to keep printing.
Setting your camera to incandescent or tungsten will help eliminate this problem. The florescent setting is used with florescent lights which have their own color cast issues. Many point and shoot cameras have a color temperature setting like I mentioned above, so it is a widely available fix for color cast issues.
The printhead could be clogged, and you might need to clean the printhead several times to restore print quality. Use an automated tool from the printer control panel to clean the printhead.
The printhead could be clogged, and you might need to clean the printhead several times to restore print quality. Use an automated tool from the printer control panel to clean the printhead.
Make sure the Black/Grayscale or Grayscale setting is not selected in your printer software. Run a nozzle check to see if any of the print head nozzles are clogged. Then clean the print head, if necessary. The ink cartridges may be old or low on ink, and you may need to replace them.

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