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Changing Print Settings in Windows 7

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Introduction

When you installed your product on your computer, you installed some software with it, including a print driver. The print driver controls how your product prints. You can use the print driver to change the settings for a single print job, or change the default settings for all print jobs.

Changing print settings in Windows 7

Use the following sections to change the print settings in the print driver.
Follow these steps to change the print settings for a single print job in Windows 7.
  1. Open the document that you want to print. Click File , and then click Print . The Print window opens.
  2. Click the button that opens the Properties dialog box. Depending on the software program, the button might be Properties , Options , Printer setup , Printer , or Preferences .
  3. In the Properties dialog box, select the print properties for the current print job, and then click OK .
Follow these steps to change the default print settings for all print jobs.
  1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon ( ), and then click Devices and printers .
  2. Right-click the printer icon ( ) for your product, and then click Printing preferences .
  3. Select your new default print settings, and then click OK .
Use the following guide to help you find and select print settings.

Settings on the Features tab

SettingDescription
Print qualityBest produces the best print quality at the slowest printing speed. Normal or Everyday increases the print speed and decreases the print quality. FastDraft produces draft quality at the fastest printing speed.
Paper typeAutomatic is the default setting. It enables the product to automatically select the paper type. You can also select a paper type from the drop-down list.
Paper sizeSelect the paper size from the drop-down list.
ResolutionSet the resolution of printed images. Resolution is measured in dots per square inch (dpi).
Two-sided printingPrint a two-sided document manually by printing one side, reloading the paper, and then printing the other side.
Pages per sheetSelect the number of pages to print on each sheet of paper.
Color optionsChoose to print in Grayscale
Image whose each pixel can be black, white, or a shade of gray, because it is controlled by more than one bit of computer memory. As more bits are employed, the number of possible combinations grows exponentially. For example, if four bits control a pixel, the number of possible shades of gray is 16, with eight bits it becomes 256 shades.
or Black only .

Settings on the Advanced tab

SettingDescription
Ink volumeDecrease or increase the amount of ink used to print a document.
Dry timeIncrease the time the product holds a document after printing. (Use this setting if the ink on your printed document smears.)
Poster printingSelect the number of sheets of paper on which to print a poster.
Page orderChoose the order in which multiple pages print on one sheet of paper.