Yes, the jagginess on screen is bad, even when
magnified on screen. So, is this telling me that the
documemt is too low res for my epson printer? If so, I
will have to use another program or programs, as the
simplified ones I was working with will not allow me
to control the output. It's unfortunate, as I never
had this problem before OSX. Before that, it seemed
little elves worked in the background to take care of
these things for me, now I must actually KNOW my
hardware. Oh, well, it will be just another learning
experience for me.
I still do believe, however that my 1270 is part of
the problem. I believe I heeded advice from Britt &
Jeremy yesterday, and checked out postscript problems,
and Epson's newer plugins & postcript software do not
support OSX. So, I was going to check into Gimp 5.0 to
try and resolve that.
--- Phillip Vogel <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science
> > Illustration- [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
> On Behalf Of
> > Karl Gehrman
> > Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 10:51 PM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: Simple Mac Draw Diagrams
> > From some of your comments I am guessing that you
> are basing
> > your frustration on the output of your personal
> (low end) printer.
> If I remember correctly, the printer in question is
> an Epson 1270, which
> is perfectly capable of rendering diagonal lines at
> higher resolution
> than the journal is likely to be printed.
> More likely, there is a driver issue, or the file is
> being output at low
> In a later post, it was mentioned that the jaggies
> also appear on
> screen. A qustion is, do the also appear on screen
> at high
> magnification? Remember that a monitor only has,
> say, 1200 pixels across
> it's entire width, while a printer doing 600 dpi has
> those 1200 pixels
> across two inches. It's easy to fall into that trap.
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