Getting the Most out of your Color Printer

A common situation is when someone gets a color printer or copier for their office, and then they are disappointed by the way their prints work. They want to get a photorealistic print with bright, bold colors, but are disappointed in the result they get from their expensive machine. Luckily, this is usually not the fault of the printer. There are ways to make your color printer work as well as it should. At Cheyenne Copier we want to make sure you are getting the most out of your color printer.

What most people don’t understand is that printers come with setting that can help you make sure you are getting the job done the way you want. Color printers won’t always intuitively know what kind of job you are trying to complete. If you set your printer up correctly, then you will get the most out of your color prints.

  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 have a color printer that guarantees great results, then make sure that you set it up the right way. If you prime your machine for success, then you will truly get the most out of your color printer.