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Dec 24, 2019

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Hi everybody,

I hope somebody can help me with the following.

Since I bought a new printer a month ago (Epson ET-2650) everything I print via Photoshop Elements 2019 has a very light blue background. This happens even if in Elements the background is left transparent, so actualy no background at all.

Any ideas how to solve this.

Thanks in advance and Merry Xmas to you all.

Regards, Andy

 

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"This happens even if in Elements the background is left transparent, so actualy no background at all."

 

  1. You can't print a transparent background. Perhaps you mean transparency on your screen??
  2. Is this color cast apparent when you print via Editor and/or Organizer?
  3. Do you have the latest driver for your printer? Check on the Epson web site.
  4. Have you calibrated the monitor?
  5. What happens when you print from another application?
  6. In Editor, go to Image>Mode and be sure that RGB color is checked.
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Prints with annoying light blue background

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Dec 24, 2019

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Hi everybody,

I hope somebody can help me with the following.

Since I bought a new printer a month ago (Epson ET-2650) everything I print via Photoshop Elements 2019 has a very light blue background. This happens even if in Elements the background is left transparent, so actualy no background at all.

Any ideas how to solve this.

Thanks in advance and Merry Xmas to you all.

Regards, Andy

 

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Correct answer by hatstead | Adobe Community Professional

"This happens even if in Elements the background is left transparent, so actualy no background at all."

 

  1. You can't print a transparent background. Perhaps you mean transparency on your screen??
  2. Is this color cast apparent when you print via Editor and/or Organizer?
  3. Do you have the latest driver for your printer? Check on the Epson web site.
  4. Have you calibrated the monitor?
  5. What happens when you print from another application?
  6. In Editor, go to Image>Mode and be sure that RGB color is checked.
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"This happens even if in Elements the background is left transparent, so actualy no background at all."

 

  1. You can't print a transparent background. Perhaps you mean transparency on your screen??
  2. Is this color cast apparent when you print via Editor and/or Organizer?
  3. Do you have the latest driver for your printer? Check on the Epson web site.
  4. Have you calibrated the monitor?
  5. What happens when you print from another application?
  6. In Editor, go to Image>Mode and be sure that RGB color is checked.

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Thnx for your reply Hatstead.

1.You CAN print with no background, I did it before with my previous Epson Photo Stylus R800 pinter. When you look at the print you can clearly see that no ink is used on the transparent parts. I'll try to describe what I mean with transparent; creating a blank psd document with no background then including a layer that is smaller than the psd first created. This gives light blue where it should be white.

2. I don't print from organizer.

3. Yes latest driver.

4. Never needed to calibrate monitor. Complete transparent means no ink.

5. Ms word or anything else works perfect.

6. Cant check now but pretty sure of RGB.

Do you have any other ideas.

Regards, Andy

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Thnx again.

Your nr 6 put me in the right direction. Mode was set to RGB. I now changed the item just below to (in dutch) "omzetten in Adobe RGB-profile" something to do with colour profile.

This solved my problem.

Great help Hatstead.

Andy

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What did you do to get rid of the light blue blackground. I am having the same issue, and it is super-important, for a project. It prints with light blue background. Where did you change the mode? Help please

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If you change the mode in photoshop from RGB to LAB colour, then the blue background when printing to PDF Should disapear. Be careful and make sure you save your file before as this requires you to flatten the documennt so it then has no layers.

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@thomasd:

This is a Photoshop Elements forum.  Elements cannot use LAB files.

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You're very welcome.

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