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:

600 dpi: This is the default setting.

FastRes 1200: This setting is available for the HP LaserJet 1012 and 1015 models. It
provides better print quality, but jobs take longer to print.

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.

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 from 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 system tray. 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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