The colors in the image on my monitor do not match the output from my product. What's wrong?
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:
Print From Your Computer
Adjust Print Quality
Replace Ink Cartridges
- 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 product 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 product software.
- Try changing the Gamma setting in your product 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 product settings window.
- 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: May 17, 2011
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