HP Officejet Pro 8500 - Change the fax resolution

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Change the fax resolution
The Resolution setting affects the transmission speed and quality of faxed black-and-
white documents. If the receiving fax machine does not support the resolution you
have chosen, the HP all-in-one sends faxes at the highest resolution supported by the
receiving fax machine.

NOTE: You can change the resolution only for faxes that you are sending in black
and white. The device sends all color faxes using Fine resolution.

The following resolution settings are available for sending faxes: Fine, Very Fine,
Photo, and Standard.

Fine: provides high-quality text suitable for faxing most documents. This is the
default setting. When sending faxes in color, the device always uses the Fine

Very Fine: provides the best quality fax when you are faxing documents with very
fine detail. If you choose Very Fine, be aware that the faxing process takes longer
to complete. You can send only black-and-white faxes using this resolution. If you
send a color fax, it will be sent using Fine resolution instead.

Photo: provides the best quality fax when sending photographs in black and white.
If you choose Photo, be aware that the faxing process takes longer to complete.
When faxing photographs in black and white, HP recommends that you choose

Standard: provides the fastest possible fax transmission with the lowest quality.

When you exit the Fax menu, this option returns to the default setting unless you set
your changes as the default.

To change the resolution from the device control panel
Load your originals. For additional information, see

Load the originals


2. Press FAX.

The Enter Number prompt appears.

3. Enter the fax number by using the keypad, press Speed Dial to select a speed

dial, or press Redial/Pause to redial the last number dialed.

4. Press Options, select Resolution, and then select a resolution setting.
5. Press START FAX Black.

If the device detects an original loaded in the automatic document feeder, it sends
the document to the number you entered.

Send a fax