Epson R280+Snow Leopard= poor color output on DVDs.

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Postby armorrell » November 24th, 2009, 1:38 pm

I am using Disc cover 2 for the first time since installing Snow Leopard.
Have printed my disc-case covers... they look great.
Have burnt 14 DVDs, and tried all manner of resets and adjustments to correct the color output on the Discs. All to no avail. The DVDs looked washed out, colors are very dull. When I print to paper, they're beautiful.

#1:Installed latest drivers for printer.
#2:Removed it from printer list, then re-installed it.
#3:Most recent update for Snow Leopard
#4:checked ink levels, nozzles, etc on printer.
#5:Installed latest update for Disc Cover2

Any suggestions to correct the DVD output would be great.
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Postby Nick » November 25th, 2009, 4:46 am

Hi armorrell,

Check the options in the standard print dialog (maybe you didn't check all of them):
- Quality - choose the highest.
- Color - some printer drivers let you select vivid colors.
- Media - there are usually multiple options for paper (plain, glossy, photo,...). If the driver offers you different types of the disc coating, try to select other types.

Also make sure that in the system print dialog you have the Standard preset selected. Custom presets may affect the color and quality settings.

Just for the case, open the label you are going to print in the preview. See if the colors there are correct.

There is a chance that the printable discs you have used weren't the best for the Epson printer. Try discs form other manufacturer.

Your printer's manual may contain tips on printing CD/DVD labels.

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Postby jakkke » December 17th, 2009, 5:04 pm


I have the same problem with my Canon printer. It's started some time ago and is not just Disc Cover but also Filemaker. Stange.

Any ideas?

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Postby Nick » December 18th, 2009, 6:26 am

Hi jakkke,

Check the following:
- The ink level.
- The media type in the standard print dialog. It should correspond the paper you use. For example, to print on glossy paper, you should select this paper type.
- The print quality and color settings in the standard print dialog.


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