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The problem is not GIF, per se, but the lack of "image-excellence" build
into a GIF, by design. You are limited to color, dpi, etc.
I know a lot of printers like TIF. However, just to convert the GIF to
TIF will result in a TIF with the GIF lack if detail...like sending a 72
dpi image to a 2500 dpi output...it will still look like 72 dpi.
To get really good quality, you need to capture and store in a format
that supports really good quality.