Epson Stylus N11 Inkjet Printer

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Q:
The colors in the image on my monitor do not match the output from my printer. What's wrong?
A:
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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