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Text Quality

In Living Color: 8 New Inkjet Printers Put to the Test
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We ran tests on text in different font sizes, from 2 to 72 points. What was interesting is that our main observation was that in this area, inkjets are not yet up to the level of laser printers. Certain models, like the Lexmark Z816, produce totally illegible text when printing 2-point fonts. With larger font sizes, you can also see that characters tend to bleed slightly and that the printers have trouble rendering smooth curves. The differences among the models we tested were relatively slight.


iP2000 - 2 points

iP2000 - 10 points

iP2000 - 72 points

iP4000 - 2 points

iP4000 - 10 points

iP4000 - 72 points

iP5000 - 2 points

iP5000 - 10 points

iP5000 - 72 points

C66 - 2 points

C66 - 10 points

C66 - 72 points

R300 - 2 points

R300 - 10 points

R300 - 72 points

7450 - 2 points

7450 - 10 points

7450 - 72 points

8150 - 2 points

8150 - 10 points

8150 - 72 points

Z816 - 2 points

Z816 - 10 points

Z816 - 72 points
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