04-16-2005 02:13 PM
A) using HP paper
* economode OFF
* print density = 5
* printer resolution = 600 dpi
* resolution enhancement ON
C) redistributing the toner
D) spending hours looking for help in the manual & on the HP website
I like the printer a lot, but will have to return it to the store & purchase another brand if I can't find a way to significantly improve the poor print quality since the output is unusable as is - not much better than an old dot matrix printer, & certainly nowhere near the quality of my Apple IIg & TI Microlaser Plus laser printers which both recently died after 12+ years of faithful service.
The HP 1320 got excellent reviews for print quality, so what am I doing wrong, or did I inadvertently get a lemon?
04-16-2005 02:41 PM
Support docs on Print Quality issues that may help.
I believe recommendations have been
print density setting - 3
DPI - 300
Mac Forum Members may be of further assistance.
04-17-2005 04:55 AM
A) I had already looked at all those links before I posted my question here
B) I can't figure out how to set DPI = 300; the only choices offered (in HP Toolbox, or in software programs) are ProRes 1200, FastRes 1200, or 600 dpi; there is no opportunity to enter a different figure, ie 300 dpi
While the default is print density = 3, the HP documentation recommends increasing this to 5 if printing is too faint; however, even at 5, output is still unacceptable.
The HP documentation states that settings in the printer drivers take priority over those established in the HP toolbox. How would I access the settings in the drivers to change them in the (faint) hope this might correct my problems?
Thanks for any help you or anyone else can provide. After 10 days of trying to get this printer to work properly, I'm about ready to pack it in, return it to the store, & start over with another HP model, or perhaps another brand altogether.
I would greatly appreciate any suggestions for a replacement laser printer that would work with both Mac/PC.
01-25-2006 07:47 AM
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01-04-2012 11:29 AM
I only have two options for print resolution on the hp software. It is either 300dpi or 600dpi, how can I increase the resolution above 600dpi?
Using Windows 7