Epson Artisan 50 Inkjet Printer

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Q:
What should I do if the printout has incorrect or missing colors?
A:
The problem could be due to a software setting, the condition of the printer, or the paper you’re using. Check the following:

  • Make sure your Windows, Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4, or Mac OS X 10.5 printer software is not set to print in Black or 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.


  • On a Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4, or Mac OS X 10.5, try using Automatic mode.


  • Try changing the Gamma setting in your Windows or Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4, or Mac OS X 10.5 printer software.


  • Your printed colors can never exactly match your on-screen colors. However, you can use a color management system to get as close as possible. Try using the ICM setting (Windows) or ColorSync setting (Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4 or Mac OS X 10.5).


  • 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 from what you expect. To reduce the drying time, avoid stacking your prints on top of each other.
Published: May 5, 2009

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