Epson c60 Too Blue>>

  Mick54 11:06 26 Mar 2008

I have windows XP Prof a HP Monitor v72 and an Epson C60 printer. I am using compatible ink carts at the moment, I get them very cheap of the net. I know originals are the best but they are expensive. The problem is that the prints that come off are always a little darker and they have a blue cast. I usually have to adjust them using Serif Photo Shop 10. Is there a way that I can adjust the printer so that I do not have to adjust my photographs every time. I have just purchased another five sets of inks so can anyone help. Many Thanks Mick.

  anchor 15:34 26 Mar 2008

I have an Epson 895 printer. I click on printer, select properties and then custom, advanced.

In this mode one can change many settings:

gamma, brightness, contrast, saturation and levels of cyan, magenta and yellow. Experiment to find a good brightness and colour balance; these can be pre-set for future use.

I have no idea if your Epson printer software has a similar option, but its worth having a look.

ps: I also use compatible inks from Choice, and have no problem.

  global-killer 15:41 26 Mar 2008

Could well be one of the inkjets is blocked or restricted.

Not sure which of the 3 colours missing will produce this effect though

  Mick54 18:08 26 Mar 2008

Thanx for your replies. I have had another look in serif photoshop and found a tab for enable colour management. I have matched the program to the printer and the prints are a bit better. Thanx again Mick

  Technotiger 18:13 26 Mar 2008

Another, and possibly surprising way, to improve photo prints is to set the printer to print in Draft for photographs. I do all mine this way, and as a result I get prints that exactly mirror the colours on screen. Using an Epson Photo R360.

  anchor 10:27 27 Mar 2008

Technotiger: It obviously depends on the printer. If I use draft mode the pictures are awful.

By setting the parameters, as described in my earlier posting, I get a very reasonable match to the screen.

  Technotiger 17:39 27 Mar 2008

Yeah, probably, mine is the Epson Photo R360.

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