Print Quality panel

Use the Print Quality panel to make adjustments to enhance print quality.

Select Printer Definition -> Print Quality to display this panel.

Use this panel to specify the following print quality settings:

Select Recommended Settings to display a list of recommended settings for paper weights.

Select Advanced... to display an advanced option window. Using this window, you can select to use the backup idler roll.

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The printer must be stopped before this function can be performed.

Additional options to adjust beam offset values and adjust print quality are available on this panel for service personnel:

The following values specified on this panel are saved in Snapshots:

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To see help information for the fields on this panel, select the field and press F1 on the keyboard or press and hold the left mouse button for two seconds. A help popup window displays detailed information about the selected field. Select the Help button to display a help topic for the panel. The help topic displays in a separate Help window inside a Help System viewer. Select the Alt+Tab key to toggle between the Help window and the operator console. Select the Alt+F4 key to close the Help window.

Beam Adjustments window (Service only)

Use the Beam Adjustments window to adjust the start position of each beam of a multiple beam printhead, using Beam 1 as the reference beam. Beam 1 cannot be adjusted. The default value for Beam 1 is set to 8.0. You can change the values of the other beams to align their beam start positions with Beam 1.

Select Printer Definition -> Print Quality -> Beam Adj... to display this panel.

Select a beam number to indicate which beam(s) the changes will affect. Use the Alternate test sample to determine the offset value to use in order to align the beam start position with Beam 1. Do this by adding the offset value on the sample that shows the best alignment for each beam to the start position of Beam 1 to determine the offset value to enter for each beam offset. For example, look at the Alternate test sample. If the registration for Beam 2 on Printer 1 was aligned correctly with Beam 1 at the value of -1, you would enter a value of 7 for Beam 2 Offset for Printer 1, which was using the default starting position of 8.0 for Beam 1. You would then continue to enter values for the other beams based on the alternate test master.

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The printer must be stopped before this function can be performed.

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To see help information for the fields on this panel, select the field and press F1 on the keyboard or press and hold the left mouse button for two seconds. A help popup window displays detailed information about the selected field. Select the Help button to display a help topic for the panel. The help topic displays in a separate Help window inside a Help System viewer. Select the Alt+Tab key to toggle between the Help window and the operator console. Select the Alt+F4 key to close the Help window.
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Service panel

Print Quality Enhancement window (Service only)

Use the Print Quality Enhancement window to make adjustments to enhance print quality. You can change Boldness and Stroke Width values for each beam and vector.

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Selecting All in the Beam field changes all the values for each beam to match those currently displayed, taking the place of any changes you have already made for other beams.

Select Printer Definition -> Print Quality -> PQE Adj... to display this panel.

Select Vector Contents to adjust the vector values. You can modify the sixteenth byte on the horizontal and vertical vectors.

Select OK to save changes you have made. A confirmation window displays. Select OK to keep the changes and return to the Print Quality panel or select Cancel to return to the Print Quality Enhancement window.

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The printer must be stopped before this function can be performed.

The Print Test option allows you to print test pages that show the changes you have made. If you select Alternate Master, you can specify the number of test pages you want to print with the currently displayed PQE values. If you select Boldness Extremes, the printer prints three test pages, one with a Boldness value of 100, one with a Boldness value of 0, and a blank page with the values that are currently displayed on the panel.

Select Current Resolution to change the print head resolution. The printer must be in Print Quality mode to change the resolution. Select Maintenance -> Diagnostics -> Print Quality Mode and select Enter Print Quality Mode to put the printer in Print Quality mode.

Note:
To see help information for the fields on this panel, select the field and press F1 on the keyboard or press and hold the left mouse button for two seconds. A help popup window displays detailed information about the selected field. Select the Help button to display a help topic for the panel. The help topic displays in a separate Help window inside a Help System viewer. Select the Alt+Tab key to toggle between the Help window and the operator console. Select the Alt+F4 key to close the Help window.
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Service panel