[Scribus] Setting linescreen when printing pdf file

Craig Bradney cbradney
Thu Jul 22 00:17:46 CEST 2004

On Wed, 2004-07-21 at 19:00, Alastair M. Robinson wrote:
> Hi Craig,
> Craig Ringer wrote:
> > Interesting thought. I know we have trouble when clients do this,
> > though, because the RIP halftones the text exactly the same as the rest
> > of the graphic - resulting in rough, burred text.
> I've got away with this in the past - GhostScript doesn't halftone the 
> text as long it really is pure black.  As long as colour-matching is 
> disabled when the resulting image is used (so pure black remains pure 
> black) it should be OK!
> > I couldn't possibly guess what the effect will be at that printer, but I
> > wouldn't be too surprised by a similar problem.
> Perhaps - correct me if I'm wrong, though, but this started with the 
> very specific requirement of someone wanting to print a Scribus-created 
> PDF on a laser printer with a fairly coarse screen freqency for later 
> reproduction.  If a laser printer can't print a pure black/white image 
> without halftoning it further, then either the printer or its operator 
> is broken!

And why Franz spent plenty of time on getting linescreen options built
INTO Scribus PDF export...

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