So I just recently got a Canon Pixma 9000 Mark II printer and Canon Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss 13 x 19 inch paper.
**TLDR: See bolded question at bottom**
Before printing with the 13x19 paper, I tested the printer with 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock paper, using photoshop elements 8 and the "My Printer" software to print, using default 8.5 x 11 matte printer settings with "high quality" and it turned out great, the colors that were close to white on screen maintained their brightness, and the ink saturation was close to ideal.
I then attempted to print on the aforementioned semi gloss paper. I had a 220 dpi image ready to go, but when I tried to print with PSE8 it said that the image would be rendered at less than 220 dpi (or something along those lines; is this a bug?) so I switched to using Canon's Easy-PhotoPrint EX (4.1.0), which made things really easy, I selected semi gloss 13x19 A3 paper and told it to print.
The paper came out looking very wet and oversaturated with lots of bleeding, the colors were way too dark (especially the areas that were supposed to be nearly white), and the printer printed it much faster than with the 8.5 x 11 settings, making me think that it wasn't printing the highest quality (a setting that seemed to be absent in Easy-PhotoPrint EX).
How can I create high quality prints that match the colors on the screen and aren't oversaturated and bleeding with this paper/printer combo? Does anyone have experience with this?
EDIT: Upon further inpsection of the semi gloss print, it seems that the reddish hues are not showing up very well... One part is supposed to be dark brown but is showing up as with a medium grayish tint. Another part that is supposed to be reddish gray is instead a blueish gray.