Selecting print quality, Font settings, Font settings options – Kyocera Ecosys m2040dn User Manual

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You can also select EcoPrint.

Selecting Print Quality


In Imaging > Print Quality, select a print quality from the list.


Click Custom to open a settings dialog box.

Resolution can be set to Fine 1200, Fast 1200 (unavailable for the PCL 5e
Page description language), 600 dpi or 300 dpi.

Kyocera image refinement can be set to On or Off.


Click OK.

Font Settings

A computer font is a data file containing a set of glyphs (visual representations
of textual elements), characters, or symbols. Common terms for fonts are:

Outline fonts, in contrast to bitmap fonts, are defined as a set of
mathematical lines and curves. An outline font is more easily scalable
(designed to display and print clearly at any point size) than a bitmap font.

Bitmap fonts define each character as a pattern of pixels (the smallest
resolvable rectangular areas of an image). Such fonts are not easily scalable
and distort when reduced or enlarged.

Native fonts are the basic or original fonts installed with the computer
operating system. TrueType fonts are the native fonts used by Microsoft

TrueType fonts are a type of scalable outline fonts. TrueType has long been
the most common format for fonts on Microsoft Windows.

System fonts are the primary fonts used by the operating system. They are
typically accessed through an application interface or through a common font
dialog box.

Device fonts are stored either permanently or temporarily in the printing
system memory.

Font Settings Options

In the Font Settings dialog box, you can specify how TrueType fonts are sent
to the printing system. The chosen method affects the speed and quality of the
print job:

Download as outlines

This method is best suited for large documents or print jobs using multiple
fonts and font sizes. Print speeds are faster because of the optimization
features in this setting. The repetition of similar font data sent to the printing
system is reduced, thereby increasing the print speed. Print speed is not
increased when using Asian fonts such as Japanese, Chinese, and Korean,
because of the large amount of font information used for these particular

Allow native download

This method improves text quality and increases print speed by converting
TrueType fonts to Adobe Type 42 font format. This feature is available when
KPDL is selected as the PDL.

Download as bitmaps