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Inline Densitometer for High Resolution Printers Feature (FC 4832)

The Inline Densitometer semiautomatically adjusts the printers of a duplex system so that the optical density is the same on facing pages of a duplex document. The Inline Densitometer is called the densitometer unit in this document.

The densitometer unit is located after Printer 2 in a Duplex Printing System.

Optical density is the measurement of how black the print is. White areas have low optical density. A typical optical density for white would be 0.1200. The higher the optical density value, the darker the image.

The solid optical density target setting must be between 1.00 and 1.60. Therefore, an optimal optical density might be 1.50. This is the minimum density permitted after the Adjust Density routine runs.

Printer 1 and Printer 2 both print test pages in a Duplex Printing System. The densitometer unit then measures the optical density of the printing of each printer and displays suggested contrast and boldness values for each printer to reach the optimal (target) optical density. Because of the variations in each printer, the values may differ between Printer 1 and Printer 2. The object is for each printer to reach the target optical density, not to have the same contrast and boldness values.

If you accept the suggested values, they are saved and used for future printing.