sonny99, on 04 September 2010 - 07:02 AM, said:
I have a 1 year old iMAC running MAC OS X Snow Leopard and a 1 year old Epson Stylus Photo 1400. This is my first MAC computer but my 4th Epson printer. I had this model of Epson Printer once before and never had a problem printing photos when i was using a Windows based computer. For the past year I cannot get the color that I see on my screen to come out on my finished printed product. The photo on the computer screen looks great but the print comes out much darker and not great color reproduction in some areas. I have gone to the Epson web site and downloaded different things from them but nothing has helped. One person at the Apple store told me that my printer was not compatible with a MAC. I'm not certain that I believe that since Epson is the top printer for photography and MAc is supposed to be the best machine for graphics. It is not clear to me why they would not function together. Does anyone have the same problem or does anyone have a solution to the problem. I have done the Adobe Gamma calibration and i have tried the calibrators that sit on your desk after you calibrate it on your screen. Nothing works.
What gamma is your monitor set to? The Mac standard has been 1.8 which displays the images lighter on the screen. A gamma of 2.2 is more in line with the rest of the world and probably will display your photos more like they will print so you can lighten them up before printing. Give it a try on some test photos.