The FAX/TIFF tab is used to create fax-format images and files.

Raster Image Printer gives you the following features when creating fax format files:

create either Profile F (standard monochrome), Profile S (simplified monochrome) , or Profile C (color fax) format faxes.If your output file is not a TIFF, PDF or JPEG the file may not be faxable but it will have the requested fax resolution and paper size.

create your fax in various paper sizes

complete control over how the fax image is scaled and its alignment on the page

 

See Creating Fax Format Files for step-by step instructions to create fax format files.

 

When Profile F or Profile S fax mode is chosen, a reduced fax mode palette is used. With this palette light or pale colors such as yellow will get reduced to white and will appear to be "missing" in the document.

 

Fax Mode Options

Enable fax mode

Enable this check box to create faxable files.

Fax Profile:

Select a fax format profile for your output file. Different fax profiles allow different fax resolutions, with Profile F having the most.

Profile F (standard), monochrome fax

Profile S (simplified), monochrome fax,

Profile C (color fax)

Fax Resolutions

Profile S

Profile F

Profile C

100x100

 

200x100

 

200x200

204x98

 

204x196

 

204x391

 

 

300x300

 

300x600

 

 

400x400

 

400x800

 

 

408x391

 

 

600x600

 

600x1200

 

 

1200x1200

 

Fax Resolution:

The Fax Profile chosen determines what resolutions are listed. Not all profiles support all resolutions. The resolution selected here overrides any other resolution selection that you may have set on through the Advanced Options.

Fax Paper Width:

Sets the width of the fax paper to be used when creating the faxable image. If you choose one of the paper sizes, Letter, Legal, A4 (ISO), A3 (ISO), or B4 (ISO), the width of your original document will be scaled to fit this selection, based on the scaling options chosen on this dialog.

If you choose Auto, the original paper size of your source document will be used to find the closed match of the five paper sizes and that size will be used.

Available widths (in pixels) are:

Resolution

Letter/Legal/A4(ISO)

A3 (ISO)

B4 (ISO)

100x100

864

1216

1024

200x100

1728

2432

2048

200x200

1728

2432

2048

204x98

1728

2432

2048

204x196

1728

2432

2048

204x391

1728

2432

2048

300x300

2592

3684

3072

300x600

2592

3684

3072

400x400

3456

4864

4096

400x800

3456

4864

4096

408x391

3456

4864

4096

600x600

5184

7296

6144

600x1200

5184

7296

6144

1200x1200

10368

14592

12288

Fax Paper Height:

Sets the height of the fax image.

Fixed fax paper height will limit the image length based on the Fax  Paper Width chosen above. Any scaling required is done based on the scaling options chosen in this dialog.

Variable fax paper height will vary the image length depending on the size of the document sent to the printer and its resulting size after being scaled to fit the chosen Fax Paper Width.

Available heights (in pixels) when using Fixed fax paper are:

Resolution

Letter/

Legal

A4 (ISO)

A3 (ISO)

B4 (ISO)

100x100

1100

1400

1169

1654

1390

200x100

1100

1400

1169

1654

1390

200x200

2200

2800

2338

3308

2780

204x98

1078

1372

1145

1620

1362

204x196

2156

2744

2291

3421

2724

204x391

4301

5474

4750

6467

5434

300x300

3300

4200

3507

4962

4170

300x600

6600

8400

7014

9924

8340

400x400

4400

5600

4676

6616

5560

400x800

8800

11200

9352

13232

11120

408x391

4301

5474

4570

6467

5434

600x600

6600

8400

7014

9924

8430

600x1200

13200

16800

14028

19848

16680

1200x1200

13200

16800

14028

19848

16680

 

Use Printer Resolution when creating print job:

Renders each page using the printer resolution and not the chosen fax resolution. This prevents the creation of extra pages from some applications, such as Excel, when forced to render a document at Fax resolution.

Fax Page Scaling:

Determines how the original information is placed on the fax sized image.

Fit to Page will scale the original page to fit on the fax paper size chosen, scaling up to a larger page size or down to a smaller page size as needed. Pages will maintain their aspect ratio if the Maintain page aspect ratio check box is checked.

Actual Size keeps the original information at the same size. Any part that does not fit on the fax paper is cut off. If Shrink page if larger than fax paper is checked, then you also have the choice of maintaining the aspect ratio.

Horizontal Alignment:

Choose how to horizontally align the incoming image on the fax-sized paper.

Left will align the left side of the image to the left side of the fax paper.

Middle will center the image in the horizontal middle of the fax paper.

Right will align the right side of the image to the right side of the fax paper.

Vertical Alignment:

Choose how to vertically align the incoming image on the fax-sized paper.

Top will align the top of the image to the top of the fax paper.

Middle will center the image in the vertical middle of the fax paper.

Bottom will align the bottom of the image to the bottom of the fax paper.

Auto-rotate page to fit fax paper

The original image is rotated to fit on the fax-sized paper if the rotated image will fit without having to scale the image.

Shrink page if larger than fax paper

Scales the image down to fit the fax paper if the original image is larger.

Maintain page aspect ratio

Turn this option on to prevent distortion when scaling larger or smaller pages. When this option is on, the height and width of the page change in relation to one another.

Use 256 grayscale palette

Turn this option on to allow Fax Mode to use a full 256 grayscale palette when dithering to black and white. The default is to use a 64 grayscale palette to reduce the size of the fax and eliminate low intensity colors used normally to shape areas.

TIFF Monochrome Options

EOLs byte aligned

Enable this check box to align rows of CCITT Group 3 1D and 2D image data on word boundaries. This option only applies if the Monochrome compression option on the Compression tab is set to use either CCITT Group 3 2D Fax or CCITT Group 3 1D Fax.

Reverse Bit Order

Reverse-bit order, also known as fill order, is used to specify the bit order in which the image data in a CCITT compressed TIFF file should be stored.

Enable this check box to store the image data in Least Significant Bit (LSB) to Most Significant Bit (MSB) order. If this check box is not checked, the data is stored in MSB to LSB order.

This option does not apply if you enable fax mode and select Profile S as your fax profile. Profile S fax images are always created as LSB to MSB.

Invert Photometric

The photometric interpretation option determines the order of the black and white palette entries for a monochrome TIFF file. A monochrome TIFF file has a palette of exactly two colors - white and black.

MINISWHITE - the palette entry for 0 is white. This is will give you black text on a white background.

MINISBLACK - the palette entry for 0 is black. This will give you a reverse, or inverted, effect of white text on a black background.

Enable this check box to select MINISBLACK order.

TIFF General Options

Include creation date and time

Enable this check box to have the creation time and date added to your outputted TIFF file.

Use Motorola format

Enable this check box to create TIFF images using Motorola (big-endian) byte order. The default format is Intel (little-endian) byte order.

This option does not apply if you enable fax mode and select Profile S as your fax profile.

License

Launches the Activation Wizard as described in the Activating Raster Image Printer section if you are in trial mode.

If you have already activated Raster Image Printer , you will see a summary of your license information (see Viewing Your Activation Status for more details)

Restore Defaults

Restores this tab's settings back to the defaults when the driver was first installed.

Help

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