The Printing settings let you control the appearance of printed output. These settings affect printed output when you use the Print as: Composite setting in the Print dialog box, and do not affect printing when you use the Print as: Separations setting.
This mode highlights colors that are outside the CMYK color gamut. It replaces out-of-gamut colors with a special indicator color. By default, the indicator color is bright green. (See Printing Settings.)
This mode shows all areas of the image that exceed a specified ink coverage. By default, the indicator color is bright green. (See Printing Settings.)
Use these settings to control the appearance of printed documents.
Output to maximum resolution: Select this checkbox to print documents at the printer’s highest resolution. This setting disables image-reduction options and fast-printing features of QuickDraw® printers, which require a setting of 72 dpi. (See Output Resolution of Transparency Effects.)
If you print documents to a PostScript printer, it’s a good idea to select this option; however, if you are using Japanese fonts (two-byte), you can deselect the Output to maximum resolution checkbox, and then use the menu to select 300 dpi to speed up printing.
When Output to maximum resolution is not selected, you can choose the resolution (from 72 to 2,540 dpi) to use in the Resolution menu.
Set the halftone screen frequency and the halftone screen angle for composite printing. You can also use the printer’s default halftone settings.
For most desktop publishing purposes, the printer’s default settings are probably the best to use. For commercial printing, you might need to specify a particular frequency and angle for the best output. If you are sending documents to a commercial printer, ask about the appropriate halftone screen settings.
Frequency: To specify a halftone screen frequency, deselect the Use printer default checkbox, and enter the frequency in lines per inch in the text box. A higher frequency requires a higher printer resolution to produce the same number of grayscale levels in printed halftones.
Angle: If you want to specify the angle of the screens used for halftoning, rather than use the printer’s default setting, deselect the Use printer default checkbox, and enter the angle in the Angle checkbox.
Postscript text type
PS L2 (Faster printing of text): Allows you to send a block of text to the printer for faster printing of text. If disabled, text is sent character by character.
Screen enhancement feature for true halftones: This option, when enabled, always prints halftones at the highest possible LPI. If disabled, a halftone is printed at the printer’s resolution.
Document bleed size: By default, the bleed size is set to 9 pt (1/8 in). Enter a new value in the text field.
Define the appearance of the registration marks. By default, the fill is white and the size is 72 pts. (See Drawing Registration Marks Manually.)