Adjusting PowerPro Thermal Printer Settings


PowerPro III

PowerPro III Setup Guide 1


PowerPro III Setup Guide 2




PowerPro II

                                                                                                         
  1. To change the settings, open the printer dialog box and select Advanced to get to the advanced options screen.

Print Quality is number of dots per inch. 300 x 600 is recommended.

ICM is only available with color printing and needs to have an ICM or ICC profile loaded to alter output. ICM profiles allow you to change the composition of how the color is generated by an output device (ie, make the color on the CD appear closer to how it appears on the computer monitor.)  We recommend leaving at default. 

Color Option is the type of thermal ribbon installed. Monochrome is the black or single color ribbons. Choose Color for the three panel ribbon.

Halftoning is the size of the grid pattern in the graphics. Choose Dither 8x8.


Intensity will alter how Windows prints graphics usually yields more vibrant colors on graphics. We recommend +10 (Darkest).

Strobe  We recommend different settings depending on the type of your CD/DVD.
    Silver Disc: Set between 45-55
    White Disc: Set between 55-65

X-OFFSET and Y-OFFSET will shift the position of the print on the disc itself. 

Quality 
 We recommend selecting 2-Favor Quality.

Double Print will print the Disc a second time. Uses more ribbon but sometimes is the best solution. We recommend leaving at default.

Disc Type CD or DVD. DVD mode does not print the middle 1/3 of disc from top to bottom because the presence of a top stacking ring on some DVD media could potentially damage the print head. We recommend leaving at default. 












                                                                                                           
  1. To change the settings, navigate to Control Panel > Printers
  2. Right click the PowerPro printer icon and select Printing Preferences
  3. Click the Advanced button to get to the advanced options screen.
Print Quality is number of dots per inch. Recommend 300 x 600.

ICM is only available with color printing and needs to have an ICM or ICC profile loaded to alter output. ICM profiles allow you to change the composition of how the color is generated by an output device (ie, make the color on the CD appear closer to how it appears on the computer monitor.)

Color Option is the type of thermal ribbon installed. Monochrome is the black or single color ribbons. Color for the three panel ribbon.

Halftoning is the size of the grid pattern in the graphics.

X-OFFSET and Y-OFFSET will shift the position of the print on the disc itself.

Intensity will alter how Windows prints graphics usually yields more vibrant colors on graphics.

Disc Type CD or DVD. DVD mode does not print the middle 1/3 of disc from top to bottom because the presence of a top stacking ring on some DVD media could potentially damage the print head.

Double Print will print the Disc a second time. Uses more ribbon but sometimes is the best solution.

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