Get the Most from your Color Copier

If your business relies on using the best, brightest colors to make a splash then you need to make sure you understand your color copier. Too many people demand the highest quality machine to produce the best prints, only to get dull images. They may not even realize that they are settling for prints that are less than the best. Getting the most from your color copier doesn’t have to be hard. You just need to understand how your machine works to get the best color prints.Color Card

Your office color copier has a variety of settings that you may not be aware of. These settings are there to maximize the efficiency of whatever job you are doing. In other words, you machine doesn’t know what kind of job you are going to do. You need to set it up to handle the whatever you need it to in order for your office color copier to function most efficiently.

If you follow these simple steps then you should be able to get the most from your color copier.

  1. Set your print resolution. Make sure that it is as high as it can go. Most printers have settings that go as high as 1800 x 600 dpi, or even 2400 x 1200. More dpi means better pictures.
  2. Set your print driver. Make sure you change from the text setting to the photo setting. This will prepare your printer for a bolder image.
  3. Set print drive to full color. This will open a new range of colors available.
  4. Use Adobe PostScript print drive. Your greens, blues, and reds will be changed into cyan, magenta, yellow, and black values. This will create a fully color spectrum.
  5. Check your digital format. Jpeg, PDF, and PNG will create better images than TIFF or Bitmap photo.

If you follow these steps, your office color copier should be able to make prints that pop right off the page.