The colors in the image on my monitor do not match the output from my printer. What's wrong?
Your monitor and the printer 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 Black/Grayscale is not selected in your Windows, Mac OS X 10.4, or Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 printer software.
- On a Macintosh, change the Color setting to Color in the Print Settings menu.
- 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 printer software.
- With Macintosh OS X 10.4 or Macintosh OS X 10.5 and 10.6, try using Automatic mode.
- Try changing the Gamma setting in your Windows, Macintosh OS X 10.4, or Macintosh OS X 10.5 and 10.6 printer software.
- Use a color management system. Try using the ICM (Windows) or ColorSync (Macintosh OS X 10.4) setting.
In Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6, you can select ColorSync from the Color Matching pop-up menu.
- In Windows, try enabling or disabling the Allow Applications to Perform ICM Color Matching setting. To access this setting, click the Speed & Progress button in the Maintenance tab of the printer settings window.
- For best results, use genuine Epson ink and paper.
Published: March 2, 2010
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