[Text]: [Resolution]*, [Gradation], [Error Diffusion]
[Graphics]: [Resolution], [Gradation]*, [Error Diffusion]
[Image]: [Resolution], [Gradation]*, [Error Diffusion]

You can set how to express halftones in black and white data.
Print data is expressed in dots. Fine gradations, edges, and shades are expressed by using dither patterns, which are groups of dots. This is called halftone processing.
For example, using a pattern that sharpens character and line edges, or a pattern that smoothens image and graph gradation, enables you to obtain the most suitable texture.


A dither pattern that gives priority to the resolution of the images is used. This helps eliminate the appearance of jagged or uneven lines along the edges of objects and is best for printing standard text and graphics.


A dither pattern that gives priority to the appearance of smooth changes in tone is used. This is best for reproducing images with delicate gradations or changes of tone.

[Error Diffusion]

This mode is optimal for printing text or very fine lines and for printing contours in CAD data.
If you use the [Error Diffusion] mode, the stability of a fixed toner (the image quality) may decrease.