How to Improve Your Print Quality

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If you're unhappy with the quality of the documents you print, your first instinct might be to go out and get a new printer. Before you take that step, there are some easy ways to improve the print quality on your current printer. Some key elements that you can adjust to make your documents look sharper and brighter include:

Printer Resolution

Your printer resolution may be set to DPI default levels that aren't ideal for your documents. This is done to preserve ink and make the printer last longer, but it may not be ideal for every situation. To change them, access the print dialog screen and adjust the levels to maximum. This can help make images you print have better definition and look brighter.

Paper Quality

Believe it or not, using poor quality paper can affect how your print job turns out. Cheaper types of paper can allow colors to bleed, making the image softer and harder for the eye to distinguish. If you only stock copier paper but are printing more than simple documents, the paper may not allow the image to translate as well as it should. Try using a heavier paper stock, which will allow the color to stand out instead of absorbing it.

Print Software

The software package or print driver you have in place sets the print parameters for all of your documents, and it may limit the way your documents turn out. Many offices simply use the driver that was put in place at the time of setup, without examining the parameters the software sets. If you're unhappy with the way your documents are turning out, switching to a new driver might help get the results you want. You can consult with your IT department or printer experts to see which software might be better.

If you've tried to improve your document quality without success, it may be time to invest in a better printer that can handle all of your jobs. At MBM Technology Systems, we can help you find the right printer for your needs. Contact us today to find out more.