Conventional wisdom says laser printers should not be able to produce good-looking photo prints. After all, they use only four different colours and they are designed for better productivity, not reproducing tonal nuances. But when we needed a couple of prints in quite a hurry and our monitors were not profiled, a colour laser printer was switched on and at hand, so we then decided to use it.
To our surprise, it delivered photo prints that were quite good enough to surprise colleagues and friends with great printing expertise. The secrets of success lie in understanding the limitations of a printer, setting up the printer correctly and using the printing paper which is right. We will cover these factors in this absolute feature. If you want more information on laser printer then you can contact HP printer support or HP printer customer support.
Choices Of Images:-
You can print both monochrome and colour images, covering subjects as different as landscapes, interiors, and portraits. However, some image types produce much better results as compared to others. We obtained the best-looking prints from multiple images with plenty of bright and detail, vibrant colours.
Images with subtle tonal nuances are much more difficult to print well, partly as laser printers, which tend to boost contrast but also because it is much more difficult to reproduce subtle transitions in pastel hues with a printer which is of four-colour.
Monochrome prints made with the setting of B&W were free of colour casts but various different printers reproduced our original with different densities. One printer (the Canon) lightened the image quality by approximately 10%, while another (the Samsung) darkened the image quality by roughly the exact same amount. Monochrome prints made with the setting of the colour always had colour casts. Some were actually slight enough to overlook but others were very obvious.
Limitations Of Laser Printers:-
Conventional consumer colour laser printers transfer powdered toner to receiving the paper, using a process called electrostatic. Heat bonds together the toner to the paper. The resolution of the final resulting print is decided by how finely and perfectly the powdered colours have been ground and the settings which are used in the driver of the printer.
Powder toners provide a couple of benefits, they do not dry out if the printer is not used for a while and they also generate very sharp printed text and deep, rich blacks. Toners come in generous packs, which means you do not require to keep changing cartridges or ink tanks as you do with a consumer inkjet printer. Laser printers are faster than inkjet printers and also quite cheaper to run.
However, they only use four different toner colours, magenta, yellow, cyan and black. These are the traditional CMYK colours of printing that is commercial and their tonal gamut is quite less than that of modern inkjets with six or more different colours.
It is not really fair to compare the colours of the output of a laser printer with the colours and tonal subtlety produced by a six-or eight-colour inkjet printer. A fairer comparison is with books that are printed, that are also reproduced through the printing of four-colour. In our own experience, a laser printer which is entry level can match, and often exceed, the print quality of many commercially-distributed books which are a coffee table that sell for $50 or a lot more. However, that said, there are some common faults that can appear in prints from various laser printers, which are as follows:-
- Track marks on the surface of the printing paper, caused by the system of paper feed. You cannot do a lot to prevent them, although their visibility can be completely reduced by laminating the prints.
- Gloss differential, where various different tones have multiple different shininess when the print is viewed from a bit shallow angle. This can also occur with inkjet printing and is reduced when the prints are laminating.
- Metamerism, in which colours look quite different under various different types of lighting. Almost all of the laser prints will appear warmer in tone under lighting that is quite incandescent but takes on a green colour cast under fluorescent lights. You cannot do anything to prevent this at all.
- Each laser printer will reproduce brightness, colour balance, and contrast in slightly different ways, which can easily influence the end result.
- Brightness and colour banding can be visible in some of the prints. It is generally quite subtle but indicates a little variation in the density with which the toner has successfully been applied.
All of the laser printers leave the factory calibrated for printing of the documents, not photo printing. Default settings are generally based on the printing paper of standard office, rather than covering quite a wider paper range. Brightness and colour and saturation adjustments are always available, but may not be accessible in Photo mode. Some defaults cannot be over-ridden in the mode of photo printing.
If you encounter any problem regarding printers then you can contact HP printer support or HP printer customer support number available on our website.
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