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One tiny (medium tiny) issue as a follow-up though - - you cannot print placed "eps" files from illustrator, freehand, quark etc. - - they will print - - but ony the screen view tif prints - - thus very pixelated... this is where only a postscrip RIP will do. (or printing to PDF first, etc) Bob O. sending from home. -----Original Message----- From: Bill Fernandez <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> Date: Wednesday, July 07, 1999 12:39 AM Subject: You CAN print directly from Illustrator >Greetings-- > >Over the past few months I've noticed occasional questions about printing >PostScript files such as those created in Illustrator, and answers >involving Postscript RIPs. I haven't used Illustrator for such a long time >that I just assumed it wouldn't print to a non-PostScript printer such as >our beloved Epson inkjets without first running the images through a raster >image processor (RIP), or converting to PDF and printing from Acrobat, etc. > >Well, my mom has been asking for advice about printers and popped the >question about printing Illustrator files on Epsons. So I pulled out my >3-year old copy of Illustrator 6.0 for the Macintosh, read the manual, did >some test prints on my Epson 1200, and lo and behold I got some perfectly >lovely prints; with sharp edges, smooth gradients, and perfect-looking >type. The only thing I had to do to get good dithering was to go to the >Document Setup dialog and ask Illustrator NOT to screen the images before >sending them to the printer. The manual also points out that a built-in >feature allows me to save any Illustrator file as a fully rasterized TIFF >file at any resolution I want. The TIFF file can then be opened by >Photoshop for filtering, color manipulation and printing. I assume that >current versions of Illustrator still have these features. > > >Now I don't disbelieve those who say that you can get much greater control >over tone curves, etc. using a RIP, but apparently you don't HAVE to have >one to print Illustrator documents to an Epson inkjet. This clears up a >misconception I had, and I thought some on the list would be interested in >this discovery. > >--Bill > > >============================================================ >Bill Fernandez >User Interface Architect >Bill Fernandez Design > >PHONE (505) 346-3080 >FAX (505) 346-3090 >EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org >WEB http://www.billfernandez.com >============================================================ >- >Please: Stay on topic. Trim quoted messages. >http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions. > - Please: Stay on topic. Trim quoted messages. http://www.leben.com/lists for list instructions.
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