I received several boxes of Special Moments Inkjet Photopaper as a gift. When I use it in my Epson Picturemate the colors are way off. When I use it in my Epson 890 the ink just sits on top of the paper (printer set to heavy matte) no matter what the paper setting. Suggestions ver welcome. Thanks, Marty
All bets are off if you don't have or cannot select the profile for the paper that you want to use. Some combinations of ink and paper just will not give good results, although I do not know that for your situation. Long-term stability of fade resistance is another area of concern and if you do not know what it is for this particular combination of ink and paper, then you are taking a gamble as to how well your images will be preserved in the future. A good source of fade-resistance information is:
thanks for your input, I strongly suspected that that would be the answer.
I purchased Special Moments at our local Dollar Tree and have been getting excellant results on my HP 7150 printer. However, if I accidently insert the paper "upside down" the ink does exactly what you are describing. Try flipping the paper. With the Matte finish it is hard to tell which side is the print side and it has no watermark on the back side.
Some injet printers use a pigment based ink vs. the traditional dye bassed ink. That being said...did you check to see what type of ink your printer is using and the compatibility of the paper. I stumbled upon this when I first got a new Epson R800 and was not satisfied with the results on Kodak Ultima paper...