Color is pretty important when it comes to making creative, eye-catching prints and copies. However, many companies feel that it's just too expensive to use color if they have to upgrade to newer machines to get the quality they want. The good news is that this is a myth--you can improve color quality on your existing copiers and printers with these simple tips!
Where to Begin
The most important thing you can do when it comes to improving color quality is to know your machines. Printers and copiers have all kinds of different functions, features, and settings, and knowing how to use everything makes it that much easier to get what you want. Take a look at the owner's manual, do a little research, or just experiment with the machine--and once you know what you're working with, you can start implementing these simple tips.
#1: Review your software.
Sometimes it's not the printer's fault at all, but actually the software's. Some software packages can help make better use of your machine's settings and create some truly great prints.
#2: Check your print resolution.
Chances are, you've been printing in standard resolution because that's the default setting on your computer or printer. Check to see if there are higher resolution options available--and if so, use those to get better color results every time.
#3: Calibrate monitor colors.
It's possible that your color woes are actually caused by a discrepancy between what you see on the monitor and what the printer or copier creates. To fix this, calibrate your monitor with a printed test document so that you have color consistency across the board.
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