The colors in the image on my monitor do not match the output from my Artisan. What's wrong?
Your monitor and the Artisan use different technologies to represent colors, so your printed colors can’t match your screen colors exactly. Try increasing your monitor’s color palette to view a greater range of colors, and then try the following:
- Make sure the paper type or media type setting matches the paper you loaded.
- Make sure your Windows or Macintosh OS X 10.5 or 10.3 to 10.4 printer software is not set to use grayscale.
- The print head nozzles may need cleaning.
- The ink cartridges may be old or low on ink, and you may need to replace them.
- Try turning off Fix Photo in the Windows or Mac OS X 10.5 printer software.
- With Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.3 and 10.4, try using Automatic mode.
- Try changing the Gamma setting in your Windows [In the Windows Advanced tab, click the Settings button and select EPSON Standard or AdobeRGB from the Color Mode drop down menu] or Macintosh printer software.
- If you’re using color management in your application, try using the ICM (Windows), ColorSync setting (Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4 or Mac OS X 10.5 [in the Color Matching pop-up menu]).
- For best results, use genuine Epson ink and paper.
- After you print, the colors on your printout will take some time to set as the ink dries. During this time, the colors may look different than you expect. To reduce the drying time, avoid stacking your prints on top of each other.
Published: August 22, 2008
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