Understanding print quality settings

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Understanding print quality settings

Print quality settings affect how light or dark the print is on the page and the style that the
graphics are printed. You can also use the print quality settings to optimize the print quality
for a specific media type. See

Optimizing print quality for media types

for more information.

You can change the settings in the printer Properties to accommodate the types of jobs you
are printing. The following are the settings:

1200 dpi: (HP LaserJet 1320 series printer only) This setting uses ProRes 1200 to
provide fine-line detail at 1200 x 1200 dpi.

1200 dpi effective output quality: This setting provides 1200 dpi effective output
quality using FastRes 1200.

600 dpi: This setting provides 600 x 600 dpi output with Resolution Enhancement
technology (REt) for improved text.

EconoMode (Saves Toner): Text is printed using less toner. This setting is useful when
you are printing drafts. You can turn on this option independently of other print quality
settings. See

Using EconoMode (saves toner)

for more information.

1. Access the printer Properties (or Printing Preferences in Windows 2000 and XP). See

Printer Properties (driver)

for instructions.

2. On the Paper/Quality tab or the Finishing tab (the Paper Type/Quality tab for some

Mac drivers), select the print quality setting you want to use.

Note

Not all printer features are available in all drivers or operating systems. See the printer
Properties (driver) online Help for information about availability of features for that driver.

Note

To change the print quality settings for all future print jobs, access the Properties through the
Start menu in the Windows task bar. To change the print quality settings only for the current
software application's use, access the Properties through the Print Setup menu in the
application you are using to print. See

Printer Properties (driver)

for more information.

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