Select colors for printing. There are five color modes: [Auto Color] that fits the original color, [Full Color], [Gray Scale], [2 Color (Text Priority)], and [2 Color (Photo Priority)].
In [Select Color] in the [Quality] tab, select a color mode for printing.
[Full Color] is a function of the PS driver.
[2 Color (Text Priority)] and [2 Color (Photo Priority)] are functions of the PCL driver.
You can fine tune the color image quality according to the original. For example, you can increase the vividness or reduce the color difference.
You can adjust the overall image quality of the original, and you can also adjust in detail the image quality of each element of the original, such as text and photos. When you are using the PCL driver, you can adjust the brightness and contrast.
In the [Quality] tab, click [Quality Adjustment].
Fine tune the image quality according to the original.
[Simple]: The image quality of the entire original is adjusted. Specify the type of the color profile used for printing.
[Detail]: The image quality of the original is adjusted in detail for each element such as text, photos, figures, tables, and graphs. For each element, specify the type of the color profile used for printing and other profiles to be applied.
Using ICC Profiles (PS Only) (Here)
[Quality Adjustment] is available only when the printer driver for Windows is used.
Select the optimum settings for the original to print it at the optimum image quality level.
Select one of the following processes according to the original to be printed; the process suitable for originals consisting primarily of text, the process suitable for photos, the process suitable for originals created with DTP, or the process suitable for printing CAD data.
In [Image Quality Setting] of the [Quality] tab, select the image setting mode to suit the original.
In [Pattern] in the [Quality] tab, select the graphic pattern density.
[Pattern] is available only when the printer driver for Windows (PCL) is used.
In [Image Compression] in the [Quality] tab, select whether the quality or printing speed is preferred when the image data contained in the original is compressed.
[Image Compression] is available only when the printer driver for Windows (PCL) is used.
Images are printed with a glossy finish.
In the [Quality] tab, select the [Glossy Mode] check box.
This function is enabled when [Print Type] is set to [1-Sided].
The generation of white space on the boundary between different colors or around characters is prevented.
In the [Quality] tab, select the [Auto Trapping] check box or configure the [Black Over Print] setting.
Select the [Auto Trapping] check box to superimpose neighboring colors to print so as to prevent generation of white space around a picture.
Select the [Black Over Print] check box to superimpose black color on a neighboring color to print so as to prevent generation of white space around black characters or figures. You can select whether to print black only around the characters or around both characters and figures.
Selecting the [Toner Save] check box in the [Quality] tab adjusts the printing density in order to save the amount of toner consumed.
Sharpen the edges of images such as text in the table and graphics to improve legibility.
In [Edge Enhancement] of the [Quality] tab, select the level to highlight.
Specify how the fonts are processed for printing.
In the [Quality] tab, click [Font Settings].
Change how the fonts are processed for printing.
[Download Font Format]
Select a type of fonts to be downloaded from the PC to this machine.
[Use Printer Fonts]
Select this check box to replace TrueType fonts with printer fonts during printing. Use of printer fonts increases the printing speed.
In normal printing operations, we recommend that you select this check box.
[TrueType Font Substitution Table] (PCL only)
Set this table when you want to specify the printer fonts that replace TrueType fonts.
From the list, select the TrueType font, then in [Printer Font to Use], select the printer font with which you want to replace the TrueType font.
If characters are garbled in an environment using the PCL driver, we recommend that you select [Bitmap] in [Download Font Format] and clear the [Use Printer Fonts] check box.
[Font Settings] is available only for the Windows printer driver.
Select this option to prevent thin lines from disappearing in reduced-size printing.
In the [Other] tab, select the [Thin Line Support] check box.
This is effective for thin lines such as table borders created in Excel, but not for thin lines used in illustrations.
[Thin Line Support] is only available only for the Windows printer driver (PCL).
When you open the [Quality] tab and set the [Select Color] to [Auto Color], the image is automatically converted into gray scale and printed if the RGB values of the original are below the thresholds you have set.
In the [Other] tab, check the [Convert to Gray Scale] box and set the threshold (the differential RGB values to be converted into gray scale).
[Convert to Gray Scale] is available only for the Windows printer driver (PCL).