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  • W-Pass print option, advice needed?

    Posted by Simon Worrall on November 4, 2022 at 12:32 am

    For the longest time I have used W-pass when it comes with a profile, but, embarrassingly I really have no idea what it is!

    Can anybody tell me what it does, is it better quality, what are the drawbacks if any, and why?


    Paul Wagner replied 1 year, 8 months ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • RobertLambie

    November 4, 2022 at 1:43 pm

    Is this for Roland machines, Simon? I have never heard of it either!

    Maybe something that came along after I switched from solvent?

  • Paul Wagner

    November 6, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Roland printers have included W-pass print modes for a number of years. These are higher pass print modes than non W-pass print modes.

    The benefit of W-pass use is that artifacts like banding are better hidden, and percieved image quality may be somewhat higher.

    The downside of W-pass print modes is that printing time increases, which decreases the productivity of the printer. Ink consumption also may increase with the use of W-pass print modes.

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