Colour Prints Terrible - ET-8500 - Anyone an ideas?

Mar 1, 2023
Hi Guys,

I just bought an ET-8500 and am really in a mess. The colour print quality sucks! The sharpness seems ok, but the prints look like mud.

I am using Epson Premium Photo Paper Glossy and have gon through a box of the stuff trying to improve the colour. I am running out of options (and paper). I urgently need to print something for a funeral at the week-end.. :-(

I have attached some images of what I am getting and the settings I am using. Maybe some kind soul can help me find out what I am doing wrong..



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Aug 21, 2023
This might be a stupid question. But did you print on the correct side? Your setting look ok. Also, did you switch OFF colour management in your dialogue box? This is to say, under 'advanced' then 'colour control' you will find this option.
EDIT: Sorry, I see you are using Epson's Print layout instead of the driver itself.

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