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HP Everyday Photo Paper issue?

 
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Jun 26, 2013 19:04 |  #1

I tried printing a photo on HP Everyday Photo Paper, Semi-Glossy and I wonder if something is wrong with the paper or if i had the wrong expectations. When I printed a photo it came out with very muted colors, and in a speckled, mottled sort of pattern, almost as if looks like a mosaic, with thousands of individual ink drop spots instead of a single picture. I know it would be better if I could post a picture of the issue, and if i could figure out how I would. but maybe this makes sense to someone.

I have also printed the same picture at the same 4x6 size with the same printer with a different brand of paper, and it turned out fine. I don't know what the problem is, it seems hard to believe though that this is normal for this. The printer is an Epson Artisan 837.




  
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Jun 27, 2013 04:40 |  #2

Using papers from another manufacturer requires the proper printer profile, have you downloaded the proper profile for that paper?


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Jun 27, 2013 08:37 |  #3

Even the HP Photosmart D7360 printer that I have only installs profiles for:

- HP Premium Plus Photo Paper
- HP Premium Photo Paper
- HP Advanced Photo Paper.

No profile for the HP Everyday Photo Paper used on this HP printer, let alone for its use on an Epson. ;)




  
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Jun 27, 2013 17:45 as a reply to  @ agedbriar's post |  #4

Where would I download a profile for this paper?




  
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Jun 27, 2013 20:52 |  #5

Do we really think having no color profile for a paper type could result in "a speckled, mottled sort of pattern, almost as if looks like a mosaic, with thousands of individual ink drop spots..." Sounds to me like either a bad batch of paper, or some kind of mis-match between the printer's ink and the paper, or a driver setting/problem.

On the other hand, "HP Everyday" is their lowest quality paper, so you might want to try something better even if it wasn't for the problems you are seeing.




  
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Jun 27, 2013 22:15 |  #6

These threads from other sites seem to agree with ConCon's results:

http://www.velocityrev​iews.com …-in-an-epson-results.html (external link)

http://www.nifty-stuff.com/forum/viewto​pic.php?id=5828 (external link)

It sounds like the HP coating does not work with Epson dye or pigment inks. It has the wrong porosity.


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Jun 28, 2013 05:03 |  #7

lar55 wrote in post #16071361 (external link)
Do we really think having no color profile for a paper type could result in "a speckled, mottled sort of pattern, almost as if looks like a mosaic, with thousands of individual ink drop spots..." Sounds to me like either a bad batch of paper, or some kind of mis-match between the printer's ink and the paper, or a driver setting/problem.

On the other hand, "HP Everyday" is their lowest quality paper, so you might want to try something better even if it wasn't for the problems you are seeing.

Maybe "we" don't, but I do. If you do not use the proper profile the printer has no way of knowing what type of paper you are using. That is why there are different options in the printer, must be an inexpensive printer if there is no way to install profiles. The wrong paper ink combination will lead to the problems described.


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Jun 28, 2013 05:59 |  #8

HP Everyday is a serious contender for the title "Worst Paper Ever Made". A couple years ago I saw it on sale in the supermarket. Practically giving it away. So I figured "Why not," and bought a pack of 100. They should have just given it away. Now I have 90 sheets of paper that I give my grandchildren to draw on when they come to visit.


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