HP LaserJet Pro 500 color MFP M570 - Manual color options

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Manual color options

Use manual color options to adjust the Neutral Grays, Halftone, and Edge Control options for text, graphics,

and photographs.

Setting description

Setting options

Edge Control

The Edge Control setting determines the rendering of

edges. Edge control has two components: adaptive

halftoning and trapping. Adaptive halftoning increases

edge sharpness. Trapping reduces the effect of color-

plane misregistration by overlapping the edges of

adjacent objects slightly.


turns off both trapping and adaptive halftoning.


sets trapping at a minimal level. Adaptive halftoning is on.


sets trapping at a medium level. Adaptive halftoning is on.


is the most aggressive trapping setting. Adaptive

halftoning is on.



options affect color output clarity and



provides better results for large, solid-filled print areas and

enhances photographs by smoothing color gradations. Select this

option when uniform and smooth area fills are important.


is useful for text and graphics that require sharp distinctions

among lines or colors, or images that contain a pattern or a high level

of detail. Select this option when sharp edges and small details are


Neutral Grays

The Neutral Grays setting determines the method for

creating gray colors used in text, graphics, and


Black Only

generates neutral colors (grays and black) by using only

black toner. This guarantees neutral colors without a color cast. This

setting is best for documents and grayscale viewgraphs.


generates neutral colors (grays and black) by combining all

four toner colors. This method produces smoother gradients and

transitions to other colors, and it produces the darkest black.