Am struggling to get a half-decent print.
I'm using an HP8450 (dye ink) printer I used to get cracking prints from (on Ilford Galerie Smooth Pearl and the camera club judges never complained about print or image quality, just image content!), and whilst I'm printing on 'no brand' stuff I should get something far better than I am - something that looks near enough what is on the screen. I'm not trying to produce super-accurate ultra-high-quality prints, just something that the casual eye will like, where it will look at the cute kitten not the grey-ness of it.
Bizarrely 'normal' quality is OK-ish (a bit soft and lacing detail), but whilst 'best' has much more detail it's too dark and not properly saturated.
I've tried with Photoshop managing the colours, with the printer doing it, on some high-quality paper left over from my degree dissertation, on some HP everyday paper I have knocking around, but zilch.
I hope I'm making a basic mistake somewhere along the way.
Am using Photoshop CS4 to print, the PC is W7x64 which means it's using a built-in driver for the printer rather than one downloaded from HP.