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Britt Griswold <[log in to unmask]>
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SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration- <[log in to unmask]>
Wed, 3 Dec 1997 18:21:10 -0500
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>well, I tried your suggestion, Britt about using an EPS image.  I wasn't
>sure whether to choose <Parsed> or <Placed>, so I chose the latter.  The
>image actually printed more crudely than the TIFF without any detectable
>improvement in color.
>Karen:  This linking business, is it in Illus. 7?  Is it really just like
>Quark?  That might be the best of all worlds for my problem, so it might
>force me to go for the upgrade.  I thought of trying to assemble the chart
>in Quark but that really seemed like a pain...

I'm very sorry to hear that.  It sounds like the file is only printing a
preview now.  Did you try The Parsed option?  It sounds like something is
not getting accepted by your RIP, but I can't tell for sure.
Or try printing to you printer without the PS RIP does the color improve
even if the vector art looks worse?

While the New Illustrator could be compared to Quark, I would say Quark is
an Industry Standary for Print work, it handles color very well.

If you are creating Illustrator files with placed EPS images that looked
good when you printed them in PhotoShop, I would be fairly confident they
will print propery on a real PostScript output device used to make press
film, even if it won't work with your RIP.

Britt Griswold
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