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Printing too dark

My printer prints photo's too dark nothing like on the screen have cleaned print heads all working ok using compatible ink cartridges & compatible paper I have an epson phto 915 thats not too bad I bought the R265 specifically to do phot's

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Check the properties of the printer in Windows, make sure it's not using any odd color profiles. My Epson uses E411__1 as it's color profile. There might also be brightness and contrast sliders in the printing preferences that you can adjust or return to default.

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Why color ink may be used when printing in black and white Even when printing in black and white, color ink is used for the following reasons:
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