R280 prints great on paper; on CDs; not so much.

ctjayhawker

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Hi, All!

OK, I am in possession a StylusPhoto R280, just bought new from a local seller. Still had brand new Epson ink in it. After a couple cleanings, it prints dandy. On paper. For some reason, when I print a DVD, the colors don't print right; it very much favors magenta over everything else. I printed a text image in which I had altered the color of a few characters to light blue; it printed those characters as faded pink. I printed a shiny chrome-y movie logo---it came out fuzzy fuchsia. Any ideas?
o_O


Addendum: just tried another one consisting of an image of all-black text. Came out looking like I took my glasses off to look at it. >:-( HELP!
 

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The printable surface of the disk determines the color fidelity and resolution (text) in conjunction with the printer and ink used. I have not used an Epson for printing, but, Paper Type Setting may also alter the results. Additionally, even though you are using a "new" R280, the age of the inks as well as exposure of the inks to the environment may also alter performance.

  • How old are the inks???
  • Post the printer settings used when printing the disks.
  • What make and model of disks are you using? Best if you also post a link where you purchased them.
  • Post scanned and cropped images of the disks so we can see your results.
  • Post a scanned, cropped image of your nozzle check.
 

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@ctjayhawker Printable disks have a coating much like the one used on photo papers. So how does your printer print photos? Perfectly or with the same errors as when printing on disks?
 

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  • How old are the inks???
  • Post the printer settings used when printing the disks.
  • What make and model of disks are you using? Best if you also post a link where you purchased them.
  • Post scanned and cropped images of the disks so we can see your results.
  • Post a scanned, cropped image of your nozzle check.
@ctjayhawker, This information would certainly help….:hu
 
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