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How do you print in draft quality Canon Pixma MP 180

Hey does anyone know how to change the printing settings to draft quality? Thanks, cheers, JT

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Go to your setup or print options box. go to color management page. should be a print setup box showing draft, regular print, dpi etc. check the draft print mode.

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I print labels with my Microline 320 Turbo. I put a new ribbon in and the labels are so wet and bold and after sitting for awhile they bleed until you can't read them. I have the lever on the print head...

This results from theway the print head is striking the paper. If you have it set to NLQ. it will be heavy, you can set it to a draft mode or SSD:

Print the Menu Settings, to see what your settings are:

Printing the settings is the only way to have a record of

the settings.

1 Make sure paper is loaded in the printer.

2 Enter the Menu Mode (SHIFT + SEL).

3 Press PRINT (PARK key).

Print Quality

! Important!

Front panel settings for print quality and character

pitch are overridden by software commands.
The lights will always reflect the printer's state.

Press PRINT QUALITY to select:

NLQ: Near Letter Quality

• Highest quality, slowest speed

• Courier or Gothic fonts

• Recommended for correspondence

UTL: Utility

• Medium quality, medium speed

• Gothic font only

• Recommended for internal documents and high-volume


HSD: High Speed Draft

• Lower quality, faster speed

• Gothic font only

• Recommended for drafts.

SSD: Super Speed Draft

• Lowest quality (12 cpi only), fastest speed

• Gothic font only
• Recommended for fastest output of drafts.

Super Speed Draft

To use Super Speed Draft (SSD), enter the Menu Mode and

make changes as follows:

1 Press SHIFT + SEL.

2 Press GROUP twice.

3 Press SET until DRAFT prints as the setting for the Print


4 Press ITEM.

5 Press SET (SSD prints).

6 Press SHIFT + SEL to exit Menu Mode and save your

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How to SAVE money using LESS ink when printing with your printer. In a few...

The first thing I always recommend to anyone printing is to turn the default print settings of the printer down to draft mode black and white. Now you can leave it to color if you know you are going to need color often. If you print a lot of things just for the simple fact of needing it to read or see. Then chances are you don't the quality to be the best or even close to that. Draft quality is a great way to use less ink. By turning it on as the default you will be saving money with every print, and at anytime you go to print you can just change the settings of that specific print and it won't affect your default settings. So here we go, I will show you the easy steps to changing your default printer settings to draft quality.

Step 1: Click Start > Control Panel

Step 2: Now open Printers And Faxes

Step 3: Right-Click on the printer you use/want to change the settings on. Click Printing Preferences...dc97e68.jpg

Step 4: Click on the Paper/Quality tab at the top. Then click the Black & White and Draft "radio button". Once you have done that click the Apply button. Then click OK. That is it your all done. Enjoy the savings. Depending on how much you print you may or may not notice this. But it is a definite way to save on ink consumption/cost.

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select the printer

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  3. Select 'High', 'Standard', or 'Draft / Fast'.
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