New Epson r3000 prints darker than old Epson 4000

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Carolyn S
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New Epson r3000 prints darker than old Epson 4000
Feb 2, 2013

I am quite upset by this and really don't know what to do (except send the 3000 back).  I made prints with it and compared them to the same prints done by the 4000 and they are discernibly darker.  They are also not even close to my monitor.  The 4000 did produce images close to the monitor.  I have not calibrated my monitor, but never did so when using my 4000.  It has gotten old and does not print (without black marks) so needed replaced.  My question is why can't this newer (and I presume better) model print as well as the older.  IS it something I am doing?

I have a PC using Window's 7.  I have Photoshop managing colors and the paper settings are right.  I am using Epson premium Luster paper.  The inks are all what came with the printer (and I have only had it a day)  Right now if this is the best it can do I can't seem me bothering to keep it....the prints are junk compared to my 4000 and my monitor.

I hope someone can help because I am really upset by this and haven't a clue how to fix it.

Carolyn

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