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Hi Teresa,

These are just print quality settings

Super Speed Draft (SSD) - 435 cps. High Speed Draft (HSD) - 390 cps. Utility ( UTL) - 300 cps. Near Letter Quality (NLQ) - 75 cps

Hope this helps!
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