What should I do if the colors in my printout don't match my monitor?
Your monitor and the product 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 your Windows, Mac OS X 10.4, or Mac OS X 10.5/10.6 printer software is not set to print in grayscale.
- For best results, use genuine Epson ink and paper.
- 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 10.5/10.6 printer software.
- Try changing the Gamma setting in your Windows, Mac OS X 10.4, or Mac OS X 10.5/10.6 printer software.
- Use a color management system. Try using the ICM (Windows) or ColorSync (Mac OS X 10.4) setting.
In Mac OS X 10.5/10.6, you can select ColorSync from the Color Matching pop-up 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: August 30, 2010
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