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FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

How do I improve the color density? (Print Calibration)

Calibration helps you to improve the color density.


  • The output density for each color may vary depending on the environment the machine is in such as temperature and humidity.

  • After performing the calibration, to make the latest color calibration data effective, be sure to let the printer store and use the latest calibration data.

Follow the instructions below to perform the color calibration and let the printer store and use the latest color calibration data.

  1. Perform the color calibration by using the control panel.

    1. Press + or - button to choose "Color Correction". Press OK.
    2. Press + or - button  to choose "ColorCalibiration". Press OK.
    3. Press + or - button  to choose "Calibrate". Press OK.
    4. Press OK.

  2. Let the printer store and use the latest color calibration data from your computer.

    For Windows® Users:

    1. Open the printers folder.
    2. Right click on the printer name icon and choose the "Printing Preferences" from the Menu.
    3. Open the Advanced tab and click the Device Options icon.
    4. Choose "Color Calibration" in the Printer Function.
    5. Click "Get device data" in the Color Calibration.
      The printer attempts to get the latest color calibration data from your printer.
    6. Make sure that the checkbox for "Use calibration data" is checked. Click OK.
      Now the latest color calibration data is effective.



     

    For Macintosh Users:

    NOTE:The screens may differ depending on the operating system being used.

    1. Open the "System Preferences".
    2. Click the "Print & Fax", "Print & Scan" or "Printers & Scanners" icon.
    3. Choose your printer model name.
      Make sure your printer model name is chosen in Selected Printer or Default printer section.
    4. Click the "Print Queue" or "Open Print Queue..." button.




    5. Click the "Utility" icon in the top menu.
      (For Mac OS X 10.6 or later Users: Click Printer Setup or Settings. Choose the Utility tab then click Open Printer Utility. )

      Now the status monitor is turned on.

    6. Go to the menu bar, click "Control" => "Color Calibration" (=> "Get device data").
      The printer attempts to get the latest color calibration data from your printer.




      After the "Getting status" dialog is closed automatically, the latest color calibration data is effective.

 

If you want to reset the color calibration parameters back to the setting at the factory, do the following by using the control panel:

  1. Press + or - button to choose "Color Correction". Press OK.
  2. Press + or - button to choose "ColorCalibiration". Press OK.
  3. Press + or - button to choose "Reset". Press OK.
  4. Press OK. Now the setting is reset.

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