Windows 7 Pro on Asus. Multiple attempts with Adobe photoshop elements 11 (came with the 1430), my old trusted stand by Jasc & 2013 Publisher. A wide variety of papers as well. HP, one from Costco (my sister who teaches photography loves it), and some specialty ones from our local print/photo store. All prints were lousy no matter what setting or paper used. I've never had this happen before. The old HP 8100 is hooked up purely out of pure frustration after fighting with this Epson thing for nearly two days as I have to have something half decent to present TODAY.
What do you mean by profiles? When reading the PDF manual (many times) I did not see anything vaguely familiar in the pdf to the settings presented on my screen. I even went on You Tube but was too burnt out to absorb anything.
When going to print I choose the HP premium photo glossy paper or Specialty paper of that same ilk. Go to 'more options' and its corresponding colour management button. Did both options for colour handling. chose the printer profile Artisan 1430 sp for premium glossy. Perceptual rendering intent. I never chose the CCK3 options as the combos are near limitless.
I've already refilled the carts with all my failed attempts...and did multiple cleanings and tests. Those slanted lines for each colour either had missing lines or the odd wrong colour streak in that colour block which was never consistent where a wrong colour streak would appear in one test, not be there in the next, but reappear with a different colour in the third/forth/fifth...etc.
Because the Epson kept overriding my HP, I removed the Epson from my hardware so I could print something. BUT I do have something to show you. Its very first printing...that Epson congrats thing that spits outs. First print was a bit blurry which I thought was odd then reprinted it to have a totally different colour. Its printed on the same piece of paper...sorry for the water drops.
Okay...now when trying to insert an image a little orange exclamation mark pops up.