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Printing Quality

The printing resolution test is the more interesting in this particular case because the manufacturer claims a true resolution of 1200dpi. Let’s see…


600dpi


1200dpi

Well, if there is a difference, it is very small. At least, there’s no talk about a twofold print resolution increase.

This scan illustrates the implementation of toner saving in this machine. There’s rude slanted hatching instead of solid filling which leads to a considerable loss of detail.

The black-and-white image pleases the eye. The diffusion fill softens the transitions between the tones of grays. The light areas are printed very well. The main disadvantage is the excessive saturation of the darkest halftones. The small raster pattern makes the border between contrasting objects look very sharp. It’s easy to read the text.

The toner-saving mode brings about quite a different picture. The diffusion is replaced with simple dithering and small details vanish almost completely. Small contrasting objects, e.g. letters, are just lost against the gray background. This mode is absolutely prohibited for printing halftone images.

 
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