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    Jun 05, 2010
    pale prints
    I have new Imac with snow leopard My printer is epson r18000 but the prints are pale. I have updated the driver for the printer from the epson site but the prints are still pale. What else can I do

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    MacInWin's Avatar
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    Jul 07, 2008
    Winchester, VA
    2011 MBP, 2008 iMac, iPhone 6, iPad mini, 13" MBP, AppleTV and MacMini
    When the print dialog opens, what options are presented? I don't have Epson, but on my HP, I get options for "best" printing (more ink) or something like "fast" which is less ink. The fast option is quicker to print, but slightly less vivid. The slowest is "photo" which also uses the most ink and which I only use for photo printing. It's also the most color intense.

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    toMACsh's Avatar
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    Jul 30, 2009
    Mac Mini Core 2 Duo
    Also could mean it needs to be cleaned. My Epson740 has built-in utilities to clean the print heads. Look in your manual.

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