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Eugene Gorbunoff

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Lucide, poor printing quality
« on: October 17, 2019, 11:03:07 pm »
How to increase quality of printing from Lucide?

seems that Lucide prints with 150 dpi. or 75. Small letters have poor quality.

Printing of the same PDF from Windows gives pefrect results.

André Heldoorn

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Re: Lucide, poor printing quality
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2019, 03:04:43 am »
I've never used Lucide to print a PDF file, for one because I have to execute it twice to view a PDF file, but by default at least one of the quality-related settings is unset with v1.3.5 GA.

<Ctrl-P>, checkbox under text "Image" (here disabled by default).

Same page, top button, tab Options (seems fine, like a disabled Draft Mode).

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Re: Lucide, poor printing quality
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2019, 11:10:54 pm »

* As Image
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  • High image quality  - doesn't  solve the problem


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Re: Lucide, poor printing quality
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2019, 12:30:30 am »
What printer are you printing to?

I have no problem printing PDF docs with small letters of less than 9 point with my Brother colour laser printer set to 600 dpi in the print dialog.  I get the same results printing from Linux, no test from windows because I don't have a windows computer.

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Re: Lucide, poor printing quality
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2019, 12:38:48 am »
My printer:
HP P2055, driver LASERJET HP LaserJet 2100

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Re: Lucide, poor printing quality
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2019, 01:25:13 am »
« Last Edit: October 19, 2019, 03:58:09 pm by Remy »

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Re: Lucide, poor printing quality
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2019, 10:38:28 am »
I think that if it is a problem of resolution in the printing, it is not of the lucide but of the print driver.
To increase the resolution, you should first in the driver look in OPTIONS for the *maximum download fonts* field, and press the print font capacity button
If all goes well, the printer will print a number and put that number as Maximum downloaded fonts.
And now in the driver you can modify it to the maximum resolution 600x600, in this hp2100 driver, and it should work for you.

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Re: Lucide, poor printing quality
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2019, 12:51:58 pm »
Is a HP 2100-series driver the right driver for a HP 2000-series printer?

Presumably the HP LaserJet 6-series is backwards compatible, and supports 600x600 dpi. FTTOMH I'm using those drivers (no download required) for a HP P2035, and download HP LaserJet 4-drivers for Win-OS/2.
« Last Edit: October 19, 2019, 01:33:13 pm by André Heldoorn »

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Re: Lucide, poor printing quality
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2019, 03:59:50 pm »
My printer:
HP P2055, driver LASERJET HP LaserJet 2100

Postcript or PCL6 driver ?

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Re: Lucide, poor printing quality
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2019, 08:10:44 pm »
Printing as Image will almost always be lower quality than printing as Postscript.

Font downloading is not used when printing as Image.  (Neither are the Postscript driver's other quality settings, because printing is not going through the Postscript engine.)  Lucide is essentially drawing a giant bitmap of each page and printing that.

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Re: Lucide, poor printing quality
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2019, 03:20:29 am »
Printing as Image will almost always be lower quality than printing as Postscript.
FWIW, a PostScript printer (printer driver) has to be selected then. Albeit mine doesn't support PostScript, if 600 dpi is good enough then I'd select a "HP LaserJet 6P/6MP" and a "HP LaserJet 6P/MP - PostScript" from my default list of included printer. Select the PostScript one. Here changing the Lucide printer setting toggles the setting ((image or better image) XOR PostScript).

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Re: Lucide, poor printing quality
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2019, 01:39:06 am »
Printing as Image will almost always be lower quality than printing as Postscript.
FWIW, a PostScript printer (printer driver) has to be selected then. Albeit mine doesn't support PostScript, if 600 dpi is good enough then I'd select a "HP LaserJet 6P/6MP" and a "HP LaserJet 6P/MP - PostScript" from my default list of included printer. Select the PostScript one. Here changing the Lucide printer setting toggles the setting ((image or better image) XOR PostScript).

It looks that you have a postscript driver for HP 2000 on HP web site for OS/2
OS/2  HP LaserJet PostScript Driver  30.589   0.8 MB   May 21, 1999   https://ftp.hp.com/pub/printers/software/lj275en.exe