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Low resolution text when I print from InDeSign

New Here ,
May 03, 2023 May 03, 2023

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I created a document in indesign in a book format to print a book from home. I figured out the layout and how to print signatures and all that and everything is perfect except the text is kind of pixelated and low quality when I print. I am printing directly from the indsign document. Do I need to export it to something else. Am I missing a finalize step? Or is my Epson ET2760 just a crappy printer? I'm using Adobe Garamond Pro font. 

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Community Expert , May 03, 2023 May 03, 2023

When printing from InDesign, there is an unfortunate default menu selection in the Print dialog; see Print > Graphics > Images > Send Data...  The default is "Optimized Subsampling" but to get quality output, you must change it to "All".

 

And, printing PDF from Acrobat is better controlled, and recommended. 

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When printing from InDesign, there is an unfortunate default menu selection in the Print dialog; see Print > Graphics > Images > Send Data...  The default is "Optimized Subsampling" but to get quality output, you must change it to "All".

 

And, printing PDF from Acrobat is better controlled, and recommended. 

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I'll give that a try. Thank you. I did try packaging the document to a PDF, but Acrobat is much less convenient when it comes to managing the signatures for binding. I know there is a technique to print pages 1-8 in booklet form as signature one then 9-16 for signature two and so on, but my page numbers in the document don't start until a few spreads in and it seems like Acrobat identifies page numbers, so pages 1-8 for my doc in Arcobat is really like 1-14 so it gets all messed up. 

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