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Printer Resolution

Outline fonts, which have been used in the past, are still used today. These fonts have no resolution, but are built in the printer to the printhead resolution. Because they provide resolution independence, outline fonts should be used whenever possible. However, applications designed using custom raster fonts, or raster fonts for which no outlines are available, require these raster fonts for printing.

Images will have the best quality if printed at a printhead resolution equal to, or an even multiple of, the image's native resolution. For example, when printing legacy 240-dpi images on a printer with a 240/300 switchable printhead, use a printhead resolution of 240. When printing on a printer with a 480/600 switchable printhead, use a printhead resolution of 480.

Infoprint 4000 and Infoprint 4100 printers offer additional resolution options:

With these additional resolution options, you need to plan operator procedures for selecting the correct options for your job mix.

Table 5. Printer resolution options
Resolution Options
  • 480
IPDS(TM) Resolution (DPI)
240
Font Smoothing
  • Enhanced Single Byte (Yes|No)
  • Enhanced Double Byte (Yes|No)
  • 600
IPDS Resolution (DPI)
  • 240
  • 300
  • 480
  • 600
  • Automatic
Font Smoothing
  • Enhanced Single Byte (Yes|No)
  • Enhanced Double Byte (Yes|No)