Re: Printing Process (long question)

Subject: Re: Printing Process (long question)
From: Sally Spahn <sspahn -at- CSCI -dot- CSC -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 11 Mar 1997 08:22:44 -0600

Andrea,
We ran into the same problem with our printer. The 600-dpi
resolution used by the printer is too high/defined for the high speed copier.
Quick fix--try printing at 300 dpi and copying. The screens will hold their
content.
Sally Spahn
sspahn -at- csci -dot- csc -dot- com

On Mon, 10 Mar 1997, Andrea G. Kenner wrote:

> I would like to ask your help in solving a problem we are having with
> the printing of our documentation.
>
> We produce five 100-page manuals in Word 6. Each manual contains a
> large number of screen shots taken from a system that runs in Windows
> 3.1. When we print the original copy of our manuals on our HP 4 printer
> (600 dpi), the screen shots look fine. The problem arises when we try
> to reproduce our manuals on a high-speed photocopier. The screen shots
> in the resulting copies are barely readable. (We are currently using
> Paint Shop Pro to create the screen shots.)
>
> We worked with a printing vendor who advised us to convert our documents
> to PageMaker and then to a PostScript file that could be imported into
> their printing system. However, this suggestion met with a lot of
> resistance among our team members after one of us did a brief trial of
> PageMaker and found it quite difficult to use.
>
> Up until now, the printer has done the PageMaker conversion for us, and
> has made numerous last-minute changes to the final copy, at great cost
> to us. We were recently told that the cost is prohibitive, and we are
> being forced to use our in-house print shop to produce our final
> documentation. I really don't feel that they have the necessary
> equipment or expertise to produce the level of quality we need for our
> external customers.
>
> We are willing to spend money on a solution, but we don't want to throw
> money randomly at possible solutions that will not work for us. We
> don't really know if our problem could be solved by hardware, software,
> or some combination of the two.
>
> I would be interested in hearing from people who have solved this
> problem (or a similar one) and who would be interested in sharing their
> experience with us. I can provide more detailed information if you're
> interested.
>
> Thank you,
>
> --
> Andrea Kenner (agkenner -at- erols -dot- com)
> MORNETPlus Training and Documentation
> Fannie Mae
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