With printers, most optimization is completed through the software supplied with the drivers.
The following tools optimize performance:
- Print spool settings - Cancel or pause current print jobs in the printer queue.
- Color calibration - Adjust settings to match the colors on the screen to the colors on the printed sheet.
- Paper orientation - Select landscape or portrait image layout.
Printers are calibrated using the print driver software. Calibration makes sure that the print heads are aligned and that they can print on different kinds of media, such as cardstock, photographic paper, and optical discs. Some inkjet print heads are fitted to the ink cartridge, so you might have to recalibrate the printer each time you change a cartridge.