I've dug around the web, including an old Luminous Landscape thread ("9900 Super Micro Weave GRRRR - The Luminous Landscape"), and haven't found any clear resolution to this problem. I'm using an older Epson Stylus Photo R200 for some quickie prints at home. Normally I'd send out for prints but the R200 still works and is handy for making quick prints for neighbors and friends. At the moment I'm just wanting to churn out some 4x6's for the holidays. At the default settings from any interface (Lightroom, Picasa, straight from Epson's dialog box via Windows Explorer, etc.) there's some minor but visible banding. It's not really any worse than any other consumer grade inkjet printer of that era, including my portable HP 475, or somewhat more recent HP C4210. Most of the folks I'm giving prints to won't notice or care -- but I do. It's easily fixed by using Epson's optional super microweave setting for extra passes. Takes longer -- up to 2-3 minutes per 4x6 print -- but the prints get closer to the quality of good snapshot sized prints from the DIY kiosks at Walmart, etc., which is good enough. However, the super microweave setting results in much darker prints. I've tried the various Epson dialog box options for gamma, etc., but they don't seem to have any effect. The only adjustment that seems to make any difference is to lighten the photo around one to two EV/stops in Lightroom, which is pure guesswork since it doesn't remotely resemble anything that should look right. I have to restore the photos to the original edits if I want good results from other printers. This seems to be a quirk of Epson's super microweave option. I've heard owners of other Epson printers with the super microweave option report similar problems. Has anyone figured out a reliable method for using super microweave without having to re-edit photos? FWIW, I'm mostly using 4x6 Epson Premium Photo Paper (glossy). Doesn't matter whether I use original Epson inks or generic replacements - same banding. Yeah, I know, the R200 was never considered a high end printer. But it's capable of decent 4x6 up to 8x10 prints without noticeable banding as long as super microweave is enabled, regardless of whether I use Epson papers and inks of other brands. It's only the significant darkening with the super microweave option that baffles me.