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Postby Hector Pascal » Sat May 27, 2017 2:14 am

Hi I have recently brought a Brother HL5200DW monochrome laser printer, however my Finale staves and notes etc print like they are made up of tiny dots. I have just discovered that the printer defaults to printing at 600dpi to increase print speed! So, I have set it to 1200dpi and now look forward to better printouts. If I spend two months preparing a score, I don't mind waiting an extra minute or two for a better printout!

Just thought I'd raise this as others may be unaware of the default setting.

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Re: Default Print Resolution

Postby Hector Pascal » Sat May 27, 2017 2:16 am

Follow-up question:

When printing to PDF, does it "print" at the highest resolution?

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HP.
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Re: Default Print Resolution

Postby Peter Thomsen » Sat May 27, 2017 5:07 am

When printing to PDF you get vector graphics.

Vector graphics means that there is no fixed resolution - everything is described via mathematical formulas.
You can scale vector graphics up to any big size - without getting “jaggies”.

And the print resolution will always be the best resolution the printer can yield.
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