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Color management/profiles colors are different from my monitor

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  • angello711 Jun 25, 2008

    having same color issues from what I see on the monitor to what is printing on the Epson 1400.  How do you calibrate your monitor?

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This will happen unless you calibrate your monitor.

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probably the printer takes his own color-profiles installed by epson.
Click on propriaties of the printer and create your own color-profile for diferent sizes.
you can take the color-profile from a smaler size and save it choosing an other size.
So You also can improove your pictures by changing the color-profile after your needs...
but then you should use the same paper , because different papers give different colors.
you can also improove the colors by choosing-on the profile-another type of paper.

i hope i could help

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