To test photographic output, I used 6 different pictures covering a variety of subjects. (You can download the pictures by clicking here. See README.TXT for additional instructions.)
After scaling them to 180dpi, I printed them using the maximum resolution and with all driver adjustments possible. The results were then scanned at 100, 150, 200, 250 and 300dpi with sharpening on to simulate different distance viewing.
The following table shows an approximate correspondence between scanning resolution and viewing distance.
To view the results, click on the pictures shown below. (Please note, if you are using a 256-color video driver, additional image degradation will be introduced due to the dithering. For most accurate results, switch to a 16-bit or 24-bit color driver.) Results are currently available for the following configurations:
|SC600 C1||Great White Coated Paper||Br-7 Ct+7 C+0 M+3 Y-6|
|Stylus Pro||Great White Coated Paper||default|
|SC600 C2||CompUSA Coated Paper||Br-9 Ct+7 C+0 M+3 Y-6|
|SC600 C3||Epson Photo Quality Paper||Br-14 Ct+7 C+0 M-2 Y-5|
|SC600 G1||Kodak Glossy Paper||Br-5 Ct+7 C+6 M+6 Y+0|
|SC600 P1||Hammermill Color Copy Bond||Br+0 Ct+20 C+3 M+0 Y-5|