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Colors are not the same

I have just purchased a new esp5 all-in-one printer on 12-26-08. The quallity is great, but the colors are different from what they look like on my computer and on my camera. They seem to be faded or toned down. I have used the editing to get better results, but I am having trouble getting consistency. Also I have copied some tax papers that had a blue copy stamped on it and the blue came out a lighter shade of blue.
I am wondering if it might be the ink cartridges that came with the printer. I am very satisfied with this printer!!!! I have a picture of an owl and printed it out on a 4x6 and some of my friends said " This is a postcard, you didn't print this" and " you could make some money off this picture ".
Thanks for your support, Jeff

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    Juanita Vega May 11, 2010

    can you please give more detail

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Normal 0 Driver could be corrupt.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

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