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Karen Ackoff <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 26 Nov 1999 02:34:46 -0600
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Re: Lexmark printers

A friend of mine recently bought a Lexmark printer... these are new USB
color inkjet printers that advertise the "highest resolution on the

Well, like everything, I took this with a grain of salt.

I helped my friend set up his printer (on PC). At the highest resolution,
the printer is supposed to print at 1200 x 1200 dpi; the largest paper
it can handle is 8.5x14. The flaw is in the software... apparently certain
programs cannot handle the 1200x1200 resolution (Lexmark seems to think it
is the program than cannot handle it as opposed to their printer drivers).
One of these programs is Photoshop! And while you *can* print Photoshop
files at 600x600 dpi (and they look quite good), the promise of the
resolution on the planet is moot.

Also, this is not a Postscript rpinter, so I have no idea what results one
gets when printing from Quark or PageMaker.

Just thought I'd pass this along.

I have a question for you PC-people regarding font use. I am assuming
are both TrueType and Type 1 fonts available for PC? I believe TrueType
fonts carry the extension "ttf" at the end of the file. What extension do
Type 1 fonts carry? And is special software required to install them? Any
information on the PC aspect of this would be greatly appreciated.


Karen Ackoff
Assistant Professor of Fine Arts
Indiana University South Bend
1700 Mishawaka Avenue
South Bend, IN 36634
Ph: 219-237-4124
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