If you’re constantly disappointed by inkjet prints that don’t look anything like the image on your monitor, you should use CS4’s soft-proofing functions.
In digital photography, one of the hardest issues to resolve is the difference between the image displayed on your monitor and the same image printed out from your desktop inkjet. Although created from exactly the same data, they are presented via two very different kinds of device: the transmitted light of a monitor and the reflected light of a print. In short, never the two shall meet.
If you’d rather not gaze into a crystal ball ...