Comparative Test: Eleven multifunction printers: Graphic print: Quality
Each contestant has to print a vector graphic in Coreldraw, A4 in size. The graphic contains various elements, which allow evaluation of print quality.
You can download a compressed JPG-version of this file in our download-area.
The file is printed in high quality mode on inkjet paper the manufacturer recommends.
Click on the pictures below to compare qualities.
Quality of printing can be assessed by looking at the colored rays (pictures below). The earlier the single lines merge, the more inaccurate is the printout. With some printers you will find annoying moiré.
Both Epsons produce a scruffy print, probably owed to high print speed and low cost of print.
Ink-jet printers generate greys by mixing the colors cyan, magenta, and yellow. This can result in unsightly tints.
You see substantial differences between the grey areas below. Looked at apart, the tint is almost not recognizable in Canons Pixma MP640. Only in comparison with the original the difference becomes evident.
Our lab scans the word "Druckerchannel", 2 points in size. We test, whether or not this word is printed readable.