Different paper settings will make a huge difference in your color results. Doing some side by side tests for your ink is the best way to see what works best for you ink. In this video I show you what Cosmos Ink does with different settings. If you are having bad colors it could be as simple as using a different setting. Here's an in-depth look at the tests I did and what they showed.
To get in and change your settings on a PC watch this:
To get in and change your print settings on a Mac watch this:
I scanned in all my test pieces and surprisingly, they scanned really well. Here's a closer look. You can click on the photos to make it bigger.
My conclusion, for the most accurate colors overall print using High Quality Plain Paper. There are pros and cons to each and you might want to use different settings for different projects, but as a whole I think the High Quality Plain Paper setting is the safest choice. I'm all about having no surprises!
If you want to see the Mac and and PC tests side-by-side with the different papers up close you can see those too!
And if you want to print this color chart to test your ink and paper yourself click the photo to download the original. I just found this with a quick google image search. I did not make this color chart.
I know this is A LOT! But if it can help anyone with their weird colors I wanted to make sure to share! Let me know if you have any additional questions!