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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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Welcome to FixYa.

Please do the following:

Solution 1.
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  2. Make sure that the ink cartridges are genuine Canon.
  3. Remove all the ink cartridges.
  4. Turn OFF the printer and remove the power cord from the power source.
  5. Wait for 15 minutes then connect back the power cord to the power source.
  6. Install the ink cartridges properly.
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  8. Perform a deep cleaning, this will use a lot of ink.
Deep Cleaning:
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  • Click the 'Start' button from the bottom left of the Windows screen, and then click on 'Devices and Printers'.
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  • For Windows Vista
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Solution 2.
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  • Adjust the printer quality settings according to your print media.
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Solution 3. Replace the ink cartridges. It may be defective.

Keep me posted.
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