Format Convert (Resolution Conversion) Configuration

Article ID: 19589961

Issue / Question

Configuring Format Convert through the LCD Display 

Applicable To

Xi4 Series, ZE500, 105SL Plus

Resolution / Answer

The FORMAT CONVERT LCD Display menu item is a feature that allows a user to alter the printer resolution.
This feature allows an image to print on non-matching resolution printers.

The settings are limited to those described below.

  • The printers print head resolution can never be made higher then the actual dpi of the print head installed. 
If a 203 dpi print head is installed,  it cannot be made to print like a 300 or 600 dpi print head.
By choosing a Format Convert value other than NONE,  it will only make the print bigger.

Think of the Format Convert as a magnification factor:

  • NONE  = no magnification (resolution of print head installed) 

          Any one of the following choices will increase the size of the print by the magnification indicated:

  • 150/300 = 2x (Using a 150 dpi format on a 300 dpi printer)
  • 150/600 = 4x (Using a 150 dpi format on a 600 dpi printer)
  • 200/600 = 3x (Using a 200 dpi format on a 600 dpi printer)
  • 300/600 = 2x (Using a 300 dpi format on a 600 dpi printer)

Additional Information

The JM command allows you to alter the resolution in half.
For example a 300 DPI printer could be altered to 150 DPI if a ^JMB command was sent to the printer.
In effect the JMB doubles the print size.

 ^JM command details  Read More>>

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