I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions on what I can try. I have been printing some photos with an SX200 printer. I have tried three different drivers all with different results

1. guteprint 5.2.9 - Quality is very poor - (not really acceptable)
2. Epson proprietary driver 1.2.1 - quality is much better, but not as good as 3
3. Windows XP running in a VM and using Epson driver. By far the best quality and most options,

I have the VM running anyway but it would be nice to not have use it for printing.

Any suggestions or is it simply the case that the windows driver is better?