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Use CUPS-PDF for Linux and doPDF for Windows as PDF file "printers"

Then go through all of the options to deal with the best quality.

I had issues myself once, but I looked into the Export to PDF and CUPS-PDF options for the best resolution.

My CUPS-PDF can go to 2400 dpi.
For Export to PDF, I use lossless compression.

For those printers that use CUPS as part of its printer driver and printer language, I look at EVERY option that is shown in my printing options. There are a lot of interlinked options that seems to effect each other.

How many different printers types/models have you printed to?
I currently have 4 printers, 2 inkjet, one laser and one color laser.
WHEN I print the same file, text, graphics, and photo included,
EACH printer gives me a different quality of image, even though
I have done me best to use the same printer resolution, paper, and
every other options to print it out as similar as possible.

I know it does not help you, but I have dealt with two exactly the same
model of printer and their output was enough different to convince
me and others that they were different models, not the same.

I took my profile and renamed it and started from scratch.
That helped when I was getting 75 or 150 dpi out of a 600+
dpi image.

On 05/10/2012 10:49 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
I was hoping that changing those settings might nudge something into behaving properly.
If it's a Cups problem then the Cups forums might be more helpful
but there are often a couple of people on this list that help people with this sort of problem too 
so hopefully better answer will appear later.

Regards from
Tom :)

--- On Thu, 10/5/12, Hartmut Goebel<>  wrote:

From: Hartmut Goebel<>
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Bad printing quality if printer language ir PDF
Date: Thursday, 10 May, 2012, 11:42


Have you tried exporting to Pdf first?  There is a ton of settings in
the dialogue-box so that you can set the compression
   type and amount, the dpi of images and soem tick-boxes that might be
worth playing with.

As I wrote: the exported PDF prints in good quality.

My aim is *not* generate a PDF, but to use PDF as printer language, as
this is the default for CUPS now. I  do not see how the export-settings
should interfere here-

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