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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.
If your printouts have incorrect colors, try these solutions: Make sure the paper type setting matches the paper you loaded. 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.
Ink or toner: If the printer`s red ink or toner cartridge is low or empty, it may not be able to print red. Check the ink levels and replace the cartridge if necessary. Blocked nozzle: Sometimes, the nozzle that dispenses red ink may become clogged with dried ink or debris, preventing it from printing properly.
The ink levels may be low and you may need to refill the ink. Visually check the ink levels. If you printed when the ink levels were too low to be seen in the ink tank windows, refill the ink tanks to the upper lines and run the Power Cleaning utility. Then run a nozzle check to see if print quality has improved.
As you mentioned you have issues printing in yellow color from your printer. 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 reason printing uses CMYK comes down to an explanation of the colors themselves. CMY will cover most lighter color ranges quite easily, compared to using RGB. However, CMY by itself can`t create very deep dark colors like “true black,” so black (designated “K” for “key color”) is added.
Why is your printer printing pink? Your printer may be printing pink as the other ink cartridges have run out. Common printer-to-page technology processes colour in four parts; cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CMYK), or toner. The ink cartridges in your inkjet or colour laser printer are split up into four colours.
There may be several reasons behind the issue, such as empty ink cartridges, Clogged Print Head Nozzles, and Incorrect Print Settings. There may be a fault in the settings of Color Management as well. You can fix it via Running a Nozzle Check or enabling the Print Settings to Color or Replacing the Ink Cartridges.
If the cartridge is in the wrong position the tube will fill with the wrong color. To resolve this issue you will need to clean the print head. NOTE: It may require 10 to 15 cleanings to clean the ink tubes and print head. During the cleaning process, the ink in the cartridge(s) will be consumed.
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.

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yellow not printing
ANSWER : On my Epson Stylus Photo R285 The yellow is tinted with black but thenormal nozzle cleaning restores a proper yellow. This is fine except the next day the yellow is tainted again, unless I waste more ink doing the nozzle clean again! As these two colours are side by side in the head, does this mean the print head is faulty?

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Prints blank pages, won't print from computer
ANSWER : Don’t know why you replaced the fuser, but assuming you had print before, then it must have been something you did during the procedure. Only thing I can suggest is to recheck your work. Just because you reinstalled a connector doesn’t mean that it is seated firmly enough to work. Any flat ribbon connectors that you removed and reinstalled, check to see that the contacts are all flat and not peeled back.

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lexmark C544 prints yellow streaks
ANSWER : Are the streaks repeating defects or does it run top-down on the right or left side of the paper ?If you have a vertical yellow shade on the paper, it’s probaly the yellow developer unit which causes the problem. You then can either replace the developer only or (depending on the total number of pages printed, check the statistics !) the complete imaging kit which consists of all four developers and the imaging basket with the Photoconductors.If you see a repeating defect, you should at first print out the print defects page (menue\reports\print defects). Compare the yellow streaks with the printed scales. Above the scales it tells you which component should be changed.

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Print file sent but no printing occurs
ANSWER : Been working on these since they first were released. Never seen a problem like yours. If it happens again, try doing an engine test, as it bypasses the formatter board. The engine test is located at the right side of the manual tray opening. Look for a hole in the side wall. Stick something like a paper clip into it to actuate the test button. It will then print a lined test page. If it does that, then it points to the formatter board as the cause of your problem.

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Red Prints Pink
ANSWER : Upon further investigation, it appears that all of the colors are faded. I have the same printer so I am able to compare output and my colors are much more vivid.

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My pictures print almost all red
ANSWER : At first, try printing the internal demo page of the printer. You will find this under the “Information” Menu. If this page prints ok, the problem is on your computer. Maybe the driver or some application settings. Almost impossible to diagnose from far. Look for a “Reset to Default”-Setting in your driver. You may delete the printer and re-install it with the most up-to-date Driver from OKI. Since the printer is an old one, you may have to look for a “Vista-Driver”, when you’re running Windows 7/8. OKI does not not supply any drivers beyond Vista. I could not find anything about mac drivers …

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when printing front and back, the front will print well but the back will fade
ANSWER : It happens because second side voltage is much higher and the board breaks. Are you getting this issue in auto duplex only, or same error you are getting when you print second side manually?

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My printer feeds through one piece of paper all the way and then a half piece of paper and stops. I pull out the paper to stop the paper jam and then it prints but sounds rough. After printing, it doesn't feed the paper all the way through.
ANSWER : And the first 2 sheets, the full and half sheet that go through first, are blank.

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