Re: .pdf print quailty from non-PS printers (1/3 on .pdfs)

Subject: Re: .pdf print quailty from non-PS printers (1/3 on .pdfs)
From: Max Wyss <prodok -at- PRODOK -dot- CH>
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 20:17:25 +0100


Could it be that your PCL printer is short on memory?

How is the effect when you delete one of the images?

Are the downsampling etc. settings set for the resolution of the printer?

How do line drawing images look?

Hope, this can help.

Max Wyss
PRODOK Engineering AG
Technical documentation and translations, Electronic Publishing
CH-8906 Bonstetten, Switzerland

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Bridging the Knowledge Gap


>Hello technical writhers,
>Our doc set includes many books in Frame and a few in Word-even one with =
>files from both!
>All will be online as .pdf.
>We want the .pdfs to look good onscreen, print well to PCL =
>(non-PostScript) printers, and have full-text search.
>The .pdfs include many .tif screenshots. These look fine onscreen with =
>some magnification but:
>* if distilled as Reader 2.1 .pdfs, they print fine on PCL printers, but =
>cannot have full-text search capability.
>* if distilled as 3.0 or 3.01 .pdfs, they print very poorly on PCL =
>printers, though they have full-text search capability.
>The output from PostScript is fine. Some details on the poor PCL output: =
>One test page I use has three shots. The top one is legible, the middle =
>one is illegible, and the bottom one is barely recognizable. This =
>"top-down degradation" is consistent. The printer is a HP 4V/4MV; we =
>switch drivers for our tests. Unfortunately, our customers don't have =
>PostScript printers.
>We have played with the settings, eliminated all compression, talked =
>with Adobe to no avail.
>We want it ALL! Look good onscreen, from PCL and PS printers, and have =
>full-text search!
>Does anyone know a way to fix this? Or have an inside track to Adobe and =
>what they may be doing for this problem? Anyone else seen this?
>Thanks very much for your help,
>Michael Cenedella,

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