Arnie Milowsky , Dec 03, 2002; 08:38 a.m.
Response To Epson 1280 problems: Incorrect colors and poor shadows
Wes:I owned a 1280, and thought it did a great job printing in focus mid-tones and highlights, but did a poor job printing shadow detail, shadow transitions, and the bokeh looked like globs. Playing and tweaking didn't help (tried custom printer profiles, etc., and different types of paper). The "bad" effects are lessened on the Epson semigloss paper, but I still found it unacceptable. I sold the 1280, and bought a 2200, which cured all the problems that I was having on the 1280. With respect to your colors being off, is your monitor properly hardware profiled? If not, you will just continue to be frustrated trying to match screen colors with printer colors.