Manual color options
Use manual color options to adjust the Neutral Grays, Halftone, and Edge Control options for text, graphics,
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
The Neutral Grays setting determines the method for
creating gray colors used in text, graphics, and
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.