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Printing Quality

I printed the test page in two modes: Standard and Toner Save.


Standard mode


Toner Save mode

The scans show that this printer doesn’t print too well. It prints small details badly, in particular. Random dots and strokes are visible around the main objects. The resolution degrades even more in the Toner Save mode: the dot matrix is quite visible and the lines and borders of solid areas become jagged.

On the other hand, the printer did better at printing the black-and-white image:


Standard


Web-Page preset

Halftones are reproduced almost in the same way in the Standard and Web Page modes – using the same method (variable-size dots at the same distance from each other) and the same fill density. It means the driver correctly identifies the type of the printed image. Halftone transitions remain smooth through the entire gray-scale up to the maximum fill density. The lightest areas are printed well – it is hard to see the raster pattern.


Toner Save

The fill density is greatly reduced in the Toner Save mode. Some detail is lost in the lightest areas and the gray symbols are almost illegible. The raster pattern is noticeable even in the black plate. The borders between the grayscale plates are hardly discernable. It means that this mode is unsuitable for printing black-and-white images.

 
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