The colors in the image on my monitor do not match the output from my Epson Stylus. What's wrong?
Your monitor and the Epson Stylus 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 your Windows, Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4, or Mac OS X 10.5 printer software is not set to use black ink only.
- 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 Windows (on the Main tab) or Mac OS X 10.5.
- With Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4 or Mac OS X 10.5 (in the Print Settings pop-up menu), try using Automatic mode.
- Try changing the Gamma setting in your Windows, Mac OS X 10.3 and 10.4, or Mac OS X 10.5 printer software.
- Use a color management system. Try using the ICM (Windows) or 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: May 11, 2009
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