Not getting the right prints

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    I have the Epson L110 printer. I am not getting the right prints, i.e. my prints dont match what i see on my monitor. It seems a possible calibration issue of my monitor but that was not true. To check, i sent the prints to snapfish and zoomin and the outcome was very accurate. The prints very much what i was seeing on my monitor. So now i looked for ICC profiles but in vein. I download a few but no change what so ever.

    What i see on the monitor:

    What Epson printed:

    What snapfish/zoomin sent:


    What can i do to get that output similar to snapfish.. that matched my monitor?

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    This is a common issue with consumer printers. The term 'photo printer' is a misnomer; they're really snapshot printers at best. If colour profiles aren't available for that printer (and they're not for most of these small, inexpensive inkjet printers AFAIK), then you've got two choices: Send it to a lab (best choice), or "reverse engineer" the colour so that while the screen image may be terrible, the printer produces what you want.
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    Tirediron hit the nail on the head. Find a good lab that you can send your prints to. It may cost a little more but it will save you a headache and you will get amazing prints.


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