The colors in the image on my monitor do not match the output from my printer. What's wrong?
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 the ink setting in your Macintosh printer software is not set to Grayscale.
- The print head nozzles may need to be checked and cleaned.
- The ink cartridges may be old or low on ink, and you may need to replace them.
- Try turning off PhotoEnhance in the Windows printer software.
- On a Macintosh, try using Automatic mode.
- Try changing the Gamma setting in your printer software.
- Use a color management system. Try using the ICM (Windows) or ColorSync (Macintosh) setting; or use a Photoshop color-managed workflow.
- If you’re using color management in your application, turn off the color-management function in the printer driver.
- For best results, use genuine Epson ink and paper.
- After you print, the colors on your printout will take 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: February 12, 2008
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