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Poor Fax Quality and Poor Fax Performance Issues

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Overview

Fax resolution is is affected by two primary settings, the Content mode and the Resolution. These settings, and other settings mentioned below, also have a direct affect on performance.

Fax settings that impact on quality and speed

The default fax mode is text/standard.

Resolution

ResolutionSpeedQuality
Standard or 150 dpiFastLowest Quality
Fine or 200 dpi
Super fine or 300 dpi
Ultra Fine or 600 dpiSlowHigh

Content mode

Content SpeedQuality
Text Fast Low
Text/Photo Moderate Moderate
Photograph Slow High
Graphics* Slow High

* Certain MFP models only.

Max Speed (Send and Receive)

MFP Max Speed setting (Receive or Send)Performance
33600Fastest fax transmission speed: a quality phone line and countermeasures such as error correction mode (ECM) are required to ensure consistent results.
14400Recommended speed if communicating with a wide variety of old and new fax machines.
9600A good test speed and the best balance between speed and consistency.
4800Slow, but a good test speed.
2400Slow, but a good test speed.

Other performance issues


NOTE:
These issues are listed in order of reported relevance. Always print a test page from the printer to rule out a condition on the printer.

You will find all of these setting under the MFP's FAX SEND and FAX RECEIVE SETTINGS.

ObservationSuggestionPertains to Send, Receive, or both send and receive.
Vertical voids or linesxref_SO6289_xref for more information.Both
Artifacts appear from second side of duplex page when scanning a simplex (single-sided) page.
  • Reduce Darkness level
  • Change Content to Text.
  • Turn On Background Removal*.
Both
Dots on the page
  • Clean flatbed and autodocument feeder (ADF) glass.
  • Change Content to Text (if page consists of text on the page).
  • Reduce Darkness level.
Both
Image distortion or imperfections
  • Adjust Contrast setting.
  • Adjust Sharpness* setting.
  • Adjust Shadow detail level*.
Send
Fax prints out on multiple pages.

Turn on Auto Reduction under Fax Receive Settings.

Receive

* Not available on all MFP models.

IMPORTANT! If you are contacting the sender to notify them of any of the above mentioned observations, please suggest they contact or reference their manufacturer for the equivalent fax device setting adjustments.

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Still Need Help?

Please contact Lexmark Technical Support for additional assistance. NOTE: When calling for support, you will need to know your printer model/machine type and serial number (SN).

Please call from near the printer or near a computer in case a technician on the phone requests that you perform a task on either one these devices.

LEGACY ID: FA555

Notes:

  • Infoprint 1570 MFP

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