[texhax] How to create a Postscript Level 3 file?

Hartmut Henkel henkel at vh-s.de
Thu Jun 5 18:07:35 CEST 2003

We might have had similar problems here, when printing to an HP
DesignJet500 (without PostScript). I prepare a .pdf file, size A0, and
print this from Acroread 5.0.1 under Windows through the original
DesignJet printer driver. This comes out garbled (e. g. crazy factor 100
zoomed letters) when I set resolution to Final or Enhanced. But
everything works fine if I set to Draft mode! Boils down probably to
some memory overflow fault within the printer, might require additional
memory. But the Draft mode prints fine enough for a poster. If you have
this type of printer, you might play with the Quality switch in the
printer driver; maybe you find that it's not a PostScript problem at
all---and PS Level 3 should be backward compatible PS Level 2 anyway.

Good luck!


On Thu, 5 Jun 2003, Sven Garbade wrote:

> On Thu, 2003-06-05 at 13:23, William Adams wrote:
> I make large posters (A0) with Latex, but the new PS printers in our
> computer center use PS level 3 and have some difficulties to interpret
> PS level 2 files. The PS level 2 file looks fine in the previewer, but
> the print is full of errors. I'll ask if it is possibbe to send pdf
> files in the future.
> Thanks, Sven

Dr.-Ing. Hartmut Henkel
von Hoerner & Sulger GmbH, Schwetzingen, Germany

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