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:
Paper or Media Type Settings
Selecting Additional Layout and Print Options - Windows
Print Head Cleaning
Replacing Ink Cartridges and Maintenance Boxes
Managing Color - Mac OS X 10.5/10.6/10.7
Managing Color - Mac OS X 10.4
- Make sure the paper Type or Media Type setting matches the paper you loaded.
- Make sure the Monochrome, Black/Grayscale or Grayscale setting is not selected in your printer software.
- For best results, use genuine EPSON ink and paper.
- Clean the print head.
- 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.
- Try changing the Gamma setting in your printer software.
- Use a color management system. Try using the ICM setting.
- 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 27, 2012
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