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HP LaserJet 1300 Series Printer - Understanding ProRes 1200
What is it?
ProRes 1200 is the recommended print technology for those who need the absolute best print quality for fine line placement.
How does it work?
ProRes 1200 is a 1200 dpi technology employing 1200 dpi in both the vertical and horizontal axis. Because ProRes 1200 is used in printers specifically designed to provide 1200 dpi, the printer quality is superior to typical 1200 dpi printers in the market. ProRes 1200 also takes full advantage of the smaller toner particle size delivering superb image quality.
ProRes 1200 uses four times as many dots as dpi. This means that the printer may require more memory to print a job. The print files generated by ProRes 1200 are usually larger, as much as two to four times larger than 600 dpi or FastRes 1200.
What are the benefits?
ProRes 1200 provides the absolute highest quality text and image quality for those who require the highest resolution. CAD/CAM and DTP users will appreciate the highest quality images, extremely fine, precise line placement, and pre-press output that represent the final offset print. Additionally, ProRes 1200 is more compatible with certain software application environments than FastRes 1200. For example, certain applications that do their own halftoning, such as PhotoShop, will not see any print quality improvement from FastRes 1200, so ProRes 1200 is the preferred solution for such applications.
What is the strategy?
HP recognizes and understands the emerging need for high-resolution printing for the graphics professional. HP will continue to provide print quality solutions that satisfy the needs of these customers without compromising the needs of the general office customer.
What are the objections?
The printer requires more processing time using ProRes 1200, however, with high quality images, extremely fine, precise line placement, and high-quality text, it is worth the trade-off.