I recently purchased an Epson Stylus Photo 1400 printer. I noticed that my images looked kind of squashed in from the sides and elongated. After spending considerable time on the phone with Epson, I discovered this maybe a monitor resolution issue. When I put the same image on my laptop to print it, I noticed the image looked closer to the prints I was getting. The display resolution is set higher on my laptop thyan my desktop. Does anyone have an idea of what a display setting should be? Thanks!
You can start by setting it at the native resolution it's advertised to be. Any other settings you use should be proportional to the native resolution.
First I would have to ask what kind of monitor. If it is an LCD display it should always be set at its native resolution, unless there is a very serious need to set at any variation as only at native resolution do you obtain good reproduction quality. If you are using a Windows PC open the Display Properties window and it will indicate what the native resolution is, and you can click on that setting to adjust resolution to the native setting.