Epson Stylus Photo R300
Kodak Premium Picture Paper (ultra Glossy)
Basicaly I have never delved into what makes a Printer tick because in the past, I tell a printer to print..... and it prints, simple. So if the answer to my question is comon sense then I appologise in advance.
Ok when I print photos at any sizes from 6x4, A5 or A4 to my printer on the photo paper listed above, the printer is way to over genourous with the black ink, and its ruining my shots. I dont mean just a little either, when I print THE SAME photo's on one of my printers at work (i think its the epson 3600), the prints come out really well. For example to try and explain how bad it is.... I did a photo shoot this weekend for some Ballet dancers with a white dust cloth backdrop, there was an intentional shadow at the top of the dustcloth, when printed on the work printer the shadow was well presented at print, but my R300 @ home produced the shadow at near black and drasticly darkened the print all round, even though there was only a small amount of shadow on the image. Right sorry I'm going on a bit now.
I have tried running the printer on its head cleaning utility and tried changing varoius settings when printing but now i am unsure and frankly annoyed as the Epson R300 has been given good photo printing reviews. :o(
Any adivce on what i could try?