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Old 11-16-2010, 01:55 PM   #1
devnull10
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Print quality when using a2ps to print a PDF


I like using a2ps for printing document sometimes because it's easy to have n-up, can use nice headers, formatting etc.

But - if I try to print a pdf using "a2ps myfile.pdf" then it print out on the printer in very very poor quality, ie all extremely pixellated.

If I use the -o option and output to a file instead then I can open the file in gv and it looks ok (ie, the detail is there if I zoom in), it just seems to fall on it's ass when I try to print the output.

I am using an Epson R285 printer with the gutenprint driver.

[edit]

When printing, cups displays the following message in the web interface:

Quote:
"Gutenprint detected a bad color depth (1). Output quality is degraded. Are you using psnup or non-ADSC PostScript?"

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