The colors in the image on my monitor do not match the output from my all-in-one. What's wrong?
Your monitor and the all-in-one 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 Black/Grayscale is not selected in your Windows, Mac OS X 10.4, or Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 printer software.
- For best results, use genuine Epson ink and paper.
- Make sure the print head nozzles are not clogged.
- The ink cartridges may be old or low on ink, and you may need to replace them.
- Try turning off Fix Photo in the printer software.
- With Mac OS X 10.4 or Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6, try using Automatic mode.
- Try changing the Gamma setting in your Windows, Mac OS X 10.4, or Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6 printer software.
- Use a color management system. Try using the ICM (Windows) or ColorSync (Mac 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 on the Maintenance tab of the printer settings window.
- On a Macintosh, change the Color setting to Color in the Print Settings menu.
- After you print, the colors on your printout will need 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: March 25, 2010
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