Optimizing print quality for media types

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Optimizing print quality for media types

Media type settings control the temperature of your printer's fuser. You can change the
settings for the media that you are using to optimize the print quality.

You can access the optimizing feature from the Paper tab in your printer driver, from
HP Toolbox, or from the embedded Web server.

The HP LaserJet 1160 and HP LaserJet 1320 series printers provide a number of print
modes that allow the unit to adapt more specifically to the printer's media environment. The
following tables provide an overview of the driver print modes.

Note

When using the CARDSTOCK, ENVELOPE, LABEL, and ROUGH modes, the printer
pauses between pages and the number of pages per minute decreases.

Driver print modes

Mode

Purpose and media

PLAIN

75 to 104 g/m

2

(20 to 27 lb)

LIGHT

< 75 g/m

2

(20 lb)

HEAVY

90 to 105 g/m

2

(24 to 28 lb)

CARDSTOCK

Card stock or thick media

TRANSPARENCY

4-mil, 0.1 Monochrome Overhead
Transparencies (OHTs)

ENVELOPE

Standard HP LaserJet envelopes

LABEL

Standard HP LaserJet labels

BOND

Bond paper

ROUGH

Rough paper

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