[scribus] Slower printing with grays

john Culleton John at wexfordpress.com
Tue Oct 29 14:59:45 UTC 2013

On Tue, 29 Oct 2013 11:43:30 +0100
Rolf-Werner Eilert <eilert-sprachen at t-online.de> wrote:

> Currently I'm working on a little brochure in b/w made for
> being printed on our copier.
> When I have gray elements (gray letters or gray polygons) on
> the pages, they will print much slower than pages with only
> 100 % black elements. The difference is big: instead of
> "instant" print, it will take 4 - 8 seconds for the RIP to
> make up the page. I know, printing pictures is slower, too.
> But here there are only homogeneous gray areas.
> My first thought was, I had cloned some gray colours out of
> the CMYK black one (with the K slider to 50, 60, 70 %). Making
> RGB colours out of them didn't help, however.
> Is there any way to speed up printing such pages?
> Rolf
Have you tried saving the file as pdf and then printing that
file from e.g., Acrobat Reader or (for Linux) Okular?

John Culleton
Wexford Press
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