Preparing for Printout

Printer Software Basics

Preparing for Desktop Print

Like the tiny specks of grain in traditional photographic film, an inkjet printer uses tiny dots to create the illusion of color. Just like the commercial reproduction of photographs in magazines and books, an inkjet printer uses a variation of the halftone process using the same four Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black ink colors. The resulting color print is built out of millions of tiny drops of color set at different distances from each other, and when viewed from a distance, these minute ink particles merge together to give the impression of continuous photographic ...

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