Poor color with HP Deskjet 990Cse

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mac-raster, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. mac-raster macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2009
    MacBook, OS 10.5.6
    Driver: CUPS+Gutenprint v5.2.3
    Using Photodisc printer test page (JPEG)

    Test page looks good when printed from Win XP under VM Fusion
    Test Page was dark and grainy when printed from OS 10 using Preview
    - Driver was Gutenprint v5.1.3
    - Color Profile is "Automatic", which selects "sRGB IEC61966-2.1"
    I updated the driver, per MisterMe's suggestion. This removed much of the graininess, but the colors are still not bright. Grayscale bar is darker and has dots all the way to the very end, where it should be white.

    I would appreciate any suggestions about how to continue to improve the color under Mac OS.

    Thank you.
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Why are you using an obsolete version of Gutenprint?
  3. mac-raster thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 30, 2009
    Thanks for calling my attention to this. Gutenprint 5.1.3 is the version Apple ships with OS 10.5.6, which I purchased in late January.

    See update of original post regarding 5.2.3.

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