What I see are inaccurate prints. The reason is very simple. In consumer gear the display and printer are not calibrated. What color calibration are you using?
I suggest the Pantone Spyder.
What happens sometimes is people get lucky but unless we do some calibration it's usually off.
I just bought a new Dell Studio XPS 9000 desktop equipped with Windows 7 Home Premium. I also bought an HP all-in-one model CD035A printer to use primarily for printing 8 1/2" x 11" photos. I printed about a dozen photos, and all photos had terrible color - totally inaccurate coloration.
I returned the printer to the retailer and upon the advice of a Geek Squad representative at the store, I exchanged the HP printer for a Kodak ESP 7. After installing the new printer, much to my dismay, the first 2 - 8 1/2 x 11" glossy photos I printed had the same terrible coloration.
Is there something in Windows 7 that causes this? Can I adjust something so I can get accurate coloration? What is causing the bad coloration?
My previous HP printer worked like a charm from square one when using a Dell Inspiron equipped with Windows XP Professional. How can I get my color photos to print in accurate colors? Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.