Canon 9500 II problem...
What software are you printing from? And, are you using the software to manage color with ICC profiles, or are you using the printer to manage color?
If you are printing out of Photoshop, hopefully you installed the printing plugin. If you do not use the print preview option, you should get pretty close to perfect prints just using the plugin to print.
You could go the color managed workflow route using the proper ICC profiles for the papers you are using. Both should produce nice neutral prints.