What you will see
When you create a Scan-to-PC profile or shortcut, the Resolution slide-bar control does not display the actual resolution in dots per inch (dpi). Click here for an illustration.
NOTE: As of 2009, all Lexmark MFPs will show the dpi value.
Dots per inch values
The approximate Scan-to-PC resolutions from lowest to highest are as follows:
- 75 dpi
- 150 dpi
- 200 dpi
- 300 dpi
- 400 dpi
- 600 dpi
NOTE: Actual output resolution differs by scanner machine or model type. For example, machine types 4036-304, 4036-305, and 4036-306 are 300 dpi optical scanners; however, these scanners will use interpolation in Text BW mode* to achieve 600 dpi.
*Black and white mode
Scan resolution considerations are influenced by the following:
- The actual optical resolution of the scanner.
- File size restrictions in certain environments, e.g., scan-to-Email, FTP, or PC.
- File size versus performance.
- File size versus color, content type, and scan depth, e.g. Color-Photo-24bit.
X4500 (4036-304) MFP example: Setting versus actual output resolution
Content Type Copy Scan to Email (75,150,200,300,400,600) Scan to FTP (75,150,200,300,400,600) Scan to PC (75,150,200,300,400,600) Text BW (Black and White) 600 200,200,200,300,400,600 200,200,200,300,400,600 200,200,200,300,400,600 Photo Gray 600 75,150,150,300,400,400 75,150,150,300,400,400 75,150,150,300,400,400 Color 600 75,150,150,300,300,300 75,150,150,300,300,300 75,150,150,300,300,300
If you need additional assistance, please contact Lexmark Technical Support. NOTE: When calling for support you will need your printer machine/model type and serial number (SN).
Please call from near the computer and printer in case the technician requires you to perform a task on one of these devices.