adjust the printer driver's default settings, follow these steps:
the Printer Folder.
For instructions refer to: How
do I open the Printers folder in Windows?
Right-click on the Brother printer driver and left-click on Printing
Preferences. You can change the following settings:
- Basic Tab
- Advanced Tab
- Print Profiles Tab
- Maintenance Tab
achieve the best print results, the media being printed on should be selected in
the driver. The machine changes the way it prints depending on the
selected media type.
Brother BP71 Photo Paper
Brother BP60 Matte Paper
Other Photo Paper
Slow Drying Paper: Use
this special setting only when printing with a type of plain paper on which the
ink dries very slowly. This setting
may cause some slight blurring of the text.
Print Quality: The Print Quality selection lets you choose the print
resolution. As print quality and speed are related, the higher the
quality, the longer it will take to print the document. The quality
selections that are available will vary depending on the media type you
for printing precise images such as photographs. This is the best
resolution and slowest speed.
for printing photographs. Since the print data is much larger than a
normal document, the processing time, data transfer time, and print time will be
print quality with typical print speed.
fastest print mode and the lowest amount of ink used. Use for printing
large-volume documents or documents for proofing.
available quality settings vary depending on the media type.
items displayed will differ based on your model.
Paper Size: The Paper Size selection includes a large selection of
standard paper sizes. From the drop-down list, choose the Paper Size you
User Defined: If
you want to create a custom size, choose User Defined. Specify the
Width and Height values, and enter any name you want for this custom size.
Choose the correct paper thickness to improve the quality of your
Borderless: Prints without margins. In order to print your photos
without margins, the image data is created slightly larger than the paper size
you are using. This will cause some cropping of the photo
Color Mode: You can adjust the color mode to suit your
Select this mode if you prefer natural colors. The color will be adjusted
so that prints appear more natural and true to life.
Select this mode if you prefer vivid colors. The color will be adjusted so
that prints appear more vivid.
Orientation: Chooses the position your document will be printed (Portrait or
If your application software contains a similar function to this, we recommend
you use the one in the application.
Copies: The Copies selection sets the number of copies that will be printed
(1 to 999).
Collate: With Collate checked, one complete copy of your document will be
printed and then reprinted according to the number of copies you choose.
If Collate is unchecked, then each page will be printed according
to the number of copies chosen before the next page of the document is
Reverse Order: The printer
normally prints from page 1 and ejects it face-up so that the following pages
are stacked on top of previous pages (Page 5, Page 4, Page 3 ..... Page 1).
When you want to get correct-ordered printouts, use this function.
The printer driver spools the entire job in your computer and sends the
data starting from the last page to the printer. Since the printer prints
from the last page forward, the printouts are stacked Page 1, 2, 3, ...Page 5.
Please note that this function takes more time.
Multiple Page: The Multiple Page selection can reduce the image size of a
page allowing multiple pages to be printed on one sheet of paper or enlarge the
image size for printing one page on multiple sheets of paper.
Page Order: When
N in 1 option is selected, the page order can be selected from the drop-down
Border Line: When
printing multiple pages on one sheet with the Multiple Page feature you can
choose to have a solid border, dash border, or no border around each page on the
2-sided/Booklet: When you want to print a booklet or perform 2-sided
printing, use this function.
Disable 2-sided printing.
machine automatically prints on both sides of the paper.
is unavailable for several paper sizes including legal, 4x6, Com-10, etc.
If the option is shaded, then it is not available for your selected paper
machine prints on both sides of the paper automatically. The document will
be arranged in booklet format, which will allow you to fold at the center of the
printout without having to change the order of the page number.
is unavailable for several paper sizes and/or paper types. If you select
an unsupported settings combination, then a popup screen will appear warning
that the settings are not compatible.
2-sided Settings: When you choose a 2-sided or Booklet option, this button
becomes available with the following options:
There are several types of 2-sided and booklet binding directions available for
Booklet Printing Method: For
Booklet printing, you can print All Pages at Once or Divide into
Binding Offset: When
you check Binding Offset, you can also specify the offset for binding in inches
Paper Source (models with a second paper tray only): You can choose an
option for how the paper tray will be selected when printing.
If you put one sheet of paper in the manual feed slot, the paper from the
slot is automatically chosen. Make sure that you do not put any paper in
the slot when printing from Tray1 or Tray2.
- Auto Select:
The device will
automatically select the tray to use if the paper type and paper size configured
at device side matches printer driver settings. The paper size and paper
type for each tray must be configured properly at the device side.
The device will use
the first tray exclusively when printing.
The device will use
the second tray exclusively when printing.
steps on how to load paper in the tray and adjust the tray settings on the
machine, refer to:
do I load paper into my Brother machine's paper tray?
do I load paper into my Brother machine's paper trays?
do I load paper into my Brother machine's paper trays?
Print Preview: You can preview a document before it is printed. If
you check the Print Preview check box, the Print Preview window will open
before printing starts.
Page List Area: The
Page List Area displays the page numbers for the actual pages that will be
printed. If you chose a page in this list, a preview of the print results
for the page will be displayed in the Preview Area. If you do not want to
print a page, clear the check mark.
Preview Area: The
Preview Area displays a preview of the print results for the pages chosen in the
Page List Area.
Booklet setting was chosen in the Printer driver settings, you cannot use
the Print Preview function.
2-sided setting was chosen in the Printer driver settings, you cannot
delete pages using the Page List Area.
Color/Grayscale: This selection allows a color document to be printed in
color or black and white using grayscale.
Color Settings: Click the Color Settings button to see options for
enhanced print settings. The options will vary depending on which color
option you have selected. The following adjustments can be made on the
Color Settings page. Once your settings are selected, click
Color Enhancement (True2Life): This feature analyzes your image to
improve its sharpness, white balance and color density. This process may
take several minutes depending on the size of the image and the specifications
of your PC. When you select this option, the following settings may also
Grayscale printing, only Brightness and Contrast can be adjusted.
Adjusts the total amount of color in the image. You can increase or
decrease the amount of color in an image to improve a washed-out or weak-looking
Adjusts the hue of the white areas of an image. Lighting, camera settings,
and other influences will affect the appearance of white. The white areas
of a picture may be slightly pink, yellow, or some other color. By
adjusting the white balance, you can adjust those white areas.
Adjusts the brightness of the whole image. To lighten or darken the image,
move the scroll bar to the right or left.
Adjusts the contrast of an image. This will make darker areas darker and lighter
areas lighter. Increase the contrast when you want an image to be clearer.
Decrease the contrast when you want an image to be more
Increases the intensity of Red in the image to make the image redder.
Increases the intensity of Green in the image to make the image
Increases the intensity of Blue in the image to make the image bluer.
Bi-Directional Printing: When Bi-Directional Printing is checked, the
print head prints in both directions offering faster print speeds. When
unchecked, the print head will only print in one direction giving higher quality
printouts, but slower printing speeds.
Improve Pattern Printing: Select this option if the printed fills and
patterns appear different to how they appear on your computer screen.
Ink Save Mode: Ink Save Mode will help to reduce ink consumption
when printing documents. When Ink Save Mode is enabled, any images
contained within printed documents will appear as outlines. This will help
to reduce the amount of ink that is used during printing.
amount of ink that is saved varies depending on the type of documents that are
Scaling: Changes to output document size to the size selected.
the same size as the document.
to Paper Size: Enlarges
or reduces the document size to fit on the selected output paper size.
Specify the paper size to print. When the paper size is smaller than
the document size, the document is reduced so that it matches the paper size.
When the paper size is larger than the document size, the document is
enlarged to the paper size.
this function to reduce your document by the specified scaling
Mirror Print: Reverses the
printed image on the page from left to right.
Reverse Print: Rotates the
printed image by 180 degrees. This does not reverse the order of the
Use Watermark: You can add a logo
or text watermark to your document using a bitmap file, text you created as a
file or by selecting one of the preset watermarks. If you want to add,
edit, or delete a watermark, click the Settings button and configure the
Watermark: Choose the
watermark that you would like to add to your document.
Use this option to
create a new watermark.
Use this option to
configure the settings of the selected watermark.
Delete: Use this option to
delete an existing watermark.
- Bring to Front:
Watermark text will
overlay the selected characters or image on your printed document.
- In Outline Text:
option will print the watermark text as outlined text.
Settings: Enables you to
specify a different Watermark to be printed on the first page to any subsequent
Page: Specify the
Watermark to be used on the first page only.
Pages: Specify the
Watermark to be used from the second page and onwards.
Header-Footer Print: You can include
Header & Footer information on your printed documents. This
information could include date & time and user identification. By
clicking the Settings button, you can customize the information that is
the content of the header/footer.
the position where the header/footer information appears.
the style of font to be used for the header/footer text.
is selected, the header/footer text will be printed without a background
color. If Opaque
is selected, the header/footer text will be printed using the color selected
Other Print Options: Click this button to set more Printer
a. Change Data
Transfer Mode: You can change the data transfer mode.
Setting: Select this mode
for general use.
- Improved Print
Quality: Select this mode
for better print quality. Print speed may be reduced slightly, depending
on the print data.
- Improved Print
Speed: Select this mode
for faster print speed.
Color Settings: You can select the color-matching method and halftone
pattern manually. Select the best one for your document.
- Halftone Pattern:
machine can use two methods (Diffusion
to arrange where to place dots to express halftones. There are some
predefined patterns used to place dots and you can select which one is used for
your document. Select the appropriate method.
is suitable for photographs that have delicate shades and graphics since the
dots are placed at random to create smooth halftones. It takes more time
to process data, but this can express more levels of halftones and creates more
is suitable for business graphics that have definite color boundaries or
printing charts such as business charts since the dots are arranged in a
pre-defined pattern to make halftone. Moreover, the processing time is
- Match Monitor:
box is checked, the driver adjusts the color settings to get the closest color
match to the PC monitor. Uncheck the box if your software application has
its own color-matching option.
2-sided Settings: This setting will help you to overcome any print issues
that may arise when printing in 2-sided print mode. This option is only
available when 2-sided or booklet has been selected.
Select this option
to print at normal speed, using a normal amount of ink.
- 2-sided 1 (Slower
Print Speed): Select this mode to
print at a slower speed, using a normal amount of ink.
- 2-sided 2 (Slower
Print Speed & less ink): Select this mode to
print the same speed as 2-sided 1, but using less ink.
Printer's Color Data: This setting helps to optimize print quality by
retrieving color data from your specific device. Use this option when you
replaced the device or change the IP address of a network-connected
- Use Printer's
Color Data: Check
this box if you want to use the new data. Remove the check mark if you do
not want to use the new data.
Color Data Automatically: If
you select this setting, the printer driver periodically retrieves the latest
data from the printer and uses this information for color matching to ensure
consistent print quality.
Printer's Color Data: If
you click this button, the printer driver starts retrieving the data from your
may take some time. Depending on the device status, the printer driver may
fail to retrieve the data. Please check the status of your device and try
an error message dialog box appears, confirm that your computer and your Brother
machine are correctly connected, and then retry.
After retrieving the printer's color data, your computer will save the data and
apply it to printing.
your Brother machine is connected to multiple computers, do this feature on each
Archive: When this feature is enabled, a PDF file of your print job will
automatically be created and archived.
File Size: You can
select the file size of the archived PDF. The larger the file size, the
better the image quality, but it will take longer to begin printing.
enabling this feature there may be a longer wait before your device begins
PRINT PROFILES TAB: Print Profiles
allow you to select from a range of pre-defined and user customizable print
settings, helping you to save the time and effort of having to manually change
them yourself every time you want to print.
1. To use a
profile, all you have to do is select one from the list and then click
2. Add profile:
your current print settings to a profile for easy selection later.
a. Give your edited
profile a name and choose an icon.
The following settings cannot be saved to a Print Profile:
the desired profile and press this button to delete the profile from the list.
show Print Profiles tab first: With
this option checked the Print Profiles tab will always appear first when you
enter the printer driver.
MAINTENANCE TAB: To maintain good
print quality, the machine will automatically clean the print head when
needed. You can also start the cleaning process manually if there is a
1. Test Print:
You can print the test page and check the print quality.
Cleaning: You can manually clean the machine's print head. Clean the
print head if a vertical line appears in text or graphics, or if blank spaces
appear in the text on printed pages. You can choose three types of print
head cleaning: All, Black, or Color.
Cleaning: You can manually clean the print head more thoroughly than
Standard Cleaning. Choose this option if Standard Cleaning
does not resolve your print-quality problems. You can choose three
types of print head cleaning: All, Black, or