[texhax] printing fonts... off topic...

Alan Litchfield alan at alphabyte.co.nz
Sat May 31 06:38:15 CEST 2008

Actually they can be very lossy, if you use lzw compression, which I  
never use. But they can have pretty much any resolution you may  
require, depending on whether you have straight out black and white or  
colour in your file.

I usually find 300dpi for greyscale and colour images is good enough  
for printing. 1200dpi for lineart.

I've not had any problems with printing multipage tiffs myself, which  
you should be able to print from Preview itself.


On 31/05/2008, at 3:20 AM, George Georgalis wrote:

> On Fri 30 May 2008 at 09:24:39 AM +1200, Alan Litchfield wrote:
>> Umm, another way may be to save the file as a tiff from Preview and
>> print that.
> I've never been successfull with multi page tiff files.
> Always seem to have a problem printing more than the
> first page, not sure if I even tried using Preview for
> that. ...probably just "lpr <multipage.tiff"
> what's the most native way to process tiffs? I know
> little about them accept I think they are loss less,
> uncompressed, bitmaps. Is that right?

Alan Litchfield MBus(Hons), MNZCS
PO Box 1941, Auckland, NZ. 1140

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