How to Make Your Copies Turn Out Great

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Here at Mail Box & Pack, we want to help you do what’s best for your business, and sometimes, running a business requires making copies. If you’ve ever struggled to read a poorly executed copy, then you know how frustrating that can be and how much it can leave a bad impression. Our team wants to help you avoid causing this reaction in your readers, whether they are customers or employees, so we have put together this list of tips on how to make your copies turn out great.

How to Make Your Copies Turn Out Great

  • Check Your Brightness Settings. One common flaw of copied documents, especially ones that include photos, is that they turn out too dark. This often happens when working from scanned documents, as many computer monitors have their default brightness set very high in order to make image details pop on the screen–when the copied documents are printed out, they look much darker than they appeared on the monitor because the copier or printer has different brightness settings. To prevent this, just check the settings on the copier before you print.
  • Check Your Color Settings. Similarly, color copies often look slightly “off” compared to the images on screen. Just like the brightness settings may differ between monitor and printer, the color settings may be different as well. The best way to avoid this is to calibrate your monitor so that the colors display as true to life (or as true to print) as possible.
  • Use High-Quality Materials. A third way to make sure that your copies turn out beautifully is to use high-quality ink and paper. Poor quality ink often feathers at the edges, creating a blurry result, or fades quickly and leaves images looking washed out. Similarly, low-quality paper encourages bleeding and feathering and won’t give you the sleek, professional results you are looking for.