Single Pel Lines Are Not Visible or Barely Visible
|Lexmark E250d||Lexmark E350d||Lexmark E352dn|
How to print single pel lines; HBP driver; single pixel line not visible
What You Will See
Printing single pel lines using the default installed driver results in:
- Disappearance of line(s); or
- A line which is barely visible.
Any laser printer that is compatible with a host-based printer driver.
NOTE: This article does not apply to all printers. If you are experiencing this issue and you are utilizing a different driver, click here for another article that may provide assistance.
The default host-based printer (HBP) driver lacks the ability to affect line thickness. The PS and PCL drivers do not have this limitation.
Single pel lines will appear non-existent or faint in 1200 dpi mode. Changing the image quality to 1200IQ or 2400IQ or increasing the printer's toner darkness setting should correct this anomaly. Alternatively, switch to the PostScript or PCL driver. Instructions for carrying out both these procedures are given below.
Adjust the Print Quality Settings
- Open Printing Preferences. To do this, go to Start > Settings > Printers and Faxes or Printers.
- Right-click on the printer object.
- Select Printing Preferences.
- Click the Print Quality tab.
- Select Custom.
- Change the Print Quality from 600 or 1200 dpi to 1200IQ or 2400IQ.
- Place a checkmark next to Toner darkness, as shown, and increase the toner darkness level using the slider.
- Click Apply.
Alternative Fix: Install the PostScript or PCL Driver
If the symptoms persist, try installing the PostScript or PCL driver. These drivers are more advanced in their ability to manipulate print data.
- You can select the PostScript driver when performing a Custom install from the driver installation CD. You can also download the driver from Lexmark's web site.
- The PCL driver is not currently available, but you will be able to download it in early 2007.
Still Need Help?
Please contact Lexmark Technical Support for additional assistance. NOTE: When calling for support, you will need to know your printer model type and serial number (SN).
Please call from near the printer and workstation (PC) in case the technician on the phone asks you to perform a task involving one of the devices.