You may have just gotten a new, full-color copier for your business and begun printing in color for the first time. This exciting experience, however, can be a bit of a letdown if you aren’t getting the results you expected. You thought you were going to be getting photorealistic color, but your prints are lacking. Often times, it’s not the machine that’s causing problems, it’s your approach to the printing process.
If you want to get color that demands attention then you need to make sure that you are setting up your copier for success. You must prime your copier for success if you want the results that you are looking for. Following these steps can take your printer that offered less to one that delivers only the best!
- 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.
- 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.
- Set print drive to full color. This will open a new range of colors available.
- 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.
- Check your digital format. Jpeg, PDF, and PNG will create better images than TIFF or Bitmap photo.
Following these steps will make your colors truly pop. It’s all about setting yourself up for success. You can’t just assume that your copier will know what you’re trying to do all of the time. But if you tell it what you need done, then it will deliver the best possible results.