Epson R280 Ignores Color Settings

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by felixalias, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. felixalias macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    #1
    Hey,
    I've searched for a short while about this, however I couldn't find anything relevant (This isn't a Photoshop color problem), and any good results I'm sure were buried under "buy it now" and useless reviews.

    My Epson R280, brand new, on Leopard 10.5.1 completely ignores any color setting I give it. This includes turning off color management, changing it to colorsync, changing to vivid/photoenhance/standard/adobe RGB and changing things that should be easily noticeable (for example, changing brightness to 15). This is with Epson's drivers, from their site (6.1). I have already tried head cleaning/print head alignment.

    Has anyone had a similar problem? I can't get this thing to budge, and the prints it gives are so terrible that I'm using my old deskjet 3320. The prints it gives are ridiculously dark, to the point where textures are not visible, and if I switch to glossy carded photo paper, a texture like this prints as a solid purple.
     
  2. jerryrock macrumors 6502

    jerryrock

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2007
    Location:
    Amsterdam, NY
    #2
    Try resetting printers in System Preferences/Print & Fax select the printer icon on the left side of the window, control+click gives you a drop down menu, then select reset printing system.
     
  3. felixalias thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2007
    #3
    Didn't work :( Thanks for helping though
     
  4. jerryrock macrumors 6502

    jerryrock

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2007
    Location:
    Amsterdam, NY
    #4
    The only other thing that I can suggest is to insure that you have selected the proper paper profile for your printer. Off brand non-profiled papers can display great color shifts.

    Printer driver v3.68 is the latest Leopard driver for your Epson R280.
     

Share This Page