a good monochrome laser printer is more of a challenge than finding
a good color laser printer.
you are going to print a brochure for an art gallery, for a corporate
report, or in any situation where quality is important, then don't
try to do this on an office printer.
achieve photographic reproduction which is the best that laser can
produce (other than an umteen-thousand dollar proofer), you can
use a QMS laser printer. The 2060 series produces 1200 dpi quality
even to oversize.
sherd print on a QMS
are two tabloid sized prints (11 x 17 or A3 in Europe and Asia).
Printed on a QMS 2060 series printer at 1200 dpi.
are two renditions of the identical photo. The difference is that
each photo was "developed" (imaged) in a slightly different
manner within the channel mixer mode of the latest version of Adobe
Photoshop. QMS prints all the tonal variations in each of the challenging
range of grayscales.
will not likely achieve this quality with a low bid laser printer.
You will not get this quality with a feigned 1200 dpi claimed by
photo exhibit quality is achieved only by a laser printer that has
the mechanical and technical ability built in, and the software
that allows you to tweak the lines per inch. If you cannot go into
the software menu and tweak the lpi then you will not get results
as good as those on a QMS.
do you tweak the lpi, and what are the lpi (no, they are not dpi
information as these reviews continue. We have been working with
the QMS for several months and our reviews will continue for the
rest of the summer. QMS printers are available nationwide from Publishing
Perfection, 1 (800) 810-1617, www.publishingperfection.com
several computer graphics trade shows in Europe and the USA we looked
at various color laser printers and have selected the QMS magicolor
330 to review. The tests will begin by the end of the year. Our
photo crew is presently in Guatemala doing the photography of colorful
indigenous Mayan textiles. These are the images we will use in the
rest. FLAAR does not use clip art or stock photos.
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