[Scribus] Setting linescreen when printing pdf file

Craig Bradney cbradney
Mon Jul 19 20:10:53 CEST 2004

On Mon, 2004-07-19 at 19:56, Wayne Maeda wrote:
> On Sunday 18 July 2004 06:49 pm, Craig Ringer wrote:
> > On Mon, 2004-07-19 at 05:57, Wayne Maeda wrote:
> > > Is it possible to print out a pdf document (with text and graphics) in
> > > Windows so that the graphics print out at 75 lpi while the text remains
> > > crisp and dark black? I was under the assumption that it could be done.
> > > Most of the newspapers that I deal with request their ads to be in pdf
> > > format. They must be printing them out at a certain linescreen somehow
> > > someway.
> >
> > At my workplace (a newspaper) we prefer PDFs from clients. Our printer's
> > RIP is what makes the decisions on linescreen, etc, and it clearly
> > treats text and graphics differently. It's obvious when we've had to use
> > a TIFF instead, or when a client has supplied a PDF of an image of the
> > ad, because the text comes out with awful grainy edges due to the
> > linescreen.
> >
> > Essentially, I'm pretty sure it's the RIP's job in a PDF workflow.
> >
> > > Unfortunately, the printer that I'm dealing with currently, does not take
> > > pdf files. They want it camera ready.
> >
> > Heh. There aren't even any (newspaper) printers in my STATE (Western
> > Australia) that accept camera ready jobs anymore. We were forced to go
> > all digital, kicking and screaming, because of this - and frankly I
> > would've liked to stay with our hybrid process until we could've moved
> > to InDesign. Now we're stuck with Quark 4 on MacOS 9 for the forseeable
> > future. (It should be pretty obvious why I'm interested in Scribus).
> The print company that I'm using now does not believe in letting his long time 
> employees go so he can convert to newer technologies. He intentionally keeps 
> his workers employed (many are still setting type by hand; the whole room has 
> "clickety-click" sounds). He'll continue doing this until they retire or he 
> can no longer afford it. 

Or until he goes out of business because so many people move to PDF

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