FAQs & Troubleshooting



FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting


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Date: 09/19/2014 ID: faq00002477_010

Carry out calibration 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. Calibration helps you to improve the color density.


Calibration from the control panel:
Follow the steps listed below to carry out calibration from the control panel.

  1. Press Toner(Toner).
  2. Press Calibration.
  3. Press Calibrate.
  4. Press Yes to confirm.
  5. The machine's display will show Completed.
  6. Press Home(Home).


If you print using the Windows printer driver and you still have a print quality issue, please check the settings in the Printing Preferences dialog box.

  1. Access the Printing Preferences dialog box.
  2. Click the Advanced tab and click Other Print Options....
    Printer Printing Preferences dialog box
  3. Choose Color Calibration in the Printer Function, and make sure that both the Use Calibration Data check box and the Get Device Data Automatically check box are checked.
    Other Print Options


Calibration from the Status Monitor:
Follow the steps listed below to carry out calibration from the Status Monitor.

  1. Run the System Preferences, choose Print & Fax, Print & Scan or Printers & Scanners, then choose your Brother machine. Click the Open Print Queue... button, then click Printer Setup or Settings. Choose the Utility tab then click Open Printer Utility.
  2. Now the Status Monitor is turned on.
  3. Go to the menu bar, click Control => Color Calibration.
    Status Monitor
  4. Color Calibration dialogue appears. Read the message and click OK. The machine starts color calibration and then the printer driver attempt to get the calibration data from the machine.

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