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Over saturated prints

Everyone told me epson printers were the best. however, i am finding that my brand new printer is printing photographs that look TERRIBLE. they are over saturated, and have streaks. note again: brand new printer. the reds look like neon lights, and overall they resemble nothing close to what the images look like on my screen, nevermind in real life. any suggestions? i have the printer set to "super high quality". everything else seems to be on a default/neutral setting. thanks in advance. jkhelpme

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Re: over saturated prints

You did not give enough information to make a good diagnosis.
However, (just guessing) I suspect that your paper is thick and the head is rubbing against the paper--causing the streaks. There is a "thick paper" option, which I often need to prevent rubbing, especially if the paper is not perfectly flat.
The color issue is probably because you are controlling color in the printing setup in Photoshop and not turning off control by the Epson printer's software. If both are trying to control color you will get muddy, crappy looking pics.

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Re: over saturated prints

If this is a new printer then take it back to the store where you purchased it and have it exchanged. Epson Printers are the best printers on the market in my humble opinion.

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