Resolution and color guidelines

The following table describes the recommended resolution and color settings for different types of scan jobs.

NOTE: The default resolution is 200 ppi.

Intended use

Recommended resolution

Recommended color settings

 

 

 

 

Fax

150 ppi

Black and White

 

 

 

E-mail

150 ppi

Black and White, if the image does not require

 

 

 

smooth gradation

 

 

Grayscale, if the image requires smooth

 

 

 

gradation

 

 

Color, if the image is in color

 

 

 

 

Edit text

300 ppi

Black and White

 

 

 

Print (graphics or text)

600 ppi for complex graphics, or if you

Black and White for text and line art

 

want to significantly enlarge the

Grayscale for shaded or colored graphics and

 

document

 

300 ppi for normal graphics and text

 

photos

 

Color, if the image is in color

 

150 ppi for photos

 

 

 

 

 

 

Display on screen

75 ppi

Black and White for text

 

 

Grayscale for graphics and photos

 

 

Color, if the image is in color

 

 

 

 

Color

You can set the color values to the following settings when scanning.

Setting

Recommended use

 

 

Color

Use this setting for high-quality color photos or documents in which the color is

 

important.

 

 

Black and White

Use this setting for text documents.

 

 

Grayscale

Use this setting when file size is an issue or when you want to scan a document or

 

photograph quickly.

 

 

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