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Bitmap images seem to print at a lower quality

Community Beginner ,
Mar 30, 2020

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As a cartoonist, I work with bitmap images saved as TIF. This has always been working like a charm.

 

However, since upgrading to Adobe CC, my bitmap images seem to print at a lower quality.

 

I have checked all the settings I can think of but can't find anything wrong.

 

The lower quality may not be super-obvious, but it's like the images are printing @ 300 ppi rather than 1200 ppi (for example - the effective resolution for my pages are something like 2250 ppi).

 

My printer is an HP LaserJet P2055d.

 

Any ideas what the problem may be?

 

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Bitmap images seem to print at a lower quality

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As a cartoonist, I work with bitmap images saved as TIF. This has always been working like a charm.

 

However, since upgrading to Adobe CC, my bitmap images seem to print at a lower quality.

 

I have checked all the settings I can think of but can't find anything wrong.

 

The lower quality may not be super-obvious, but it's like the images are printing @ 300 ppi rather than 1200 ppi (for example - the effective resolution for my pages are something like 2250 ppi).

 

My printer is an HP LaserJet P2055d.

 

Any ideas what the problem may be?

 

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Make a PDF of the InDesign file and use PDFX4a - with no compression in the compression settings.

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Thanks for your input.

 

I tried printing both directly from InDesign and from a PDF made per your suggestion and I couldn't tell the difference. Actually, both prints look OK.

 

I'm not sure if the problem persists. It may have been solved in a recent upgrade? I discovered this some time ago but only got around to posting about it now.

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When you print make sure Send Data is set to All in the Graphics tab.

 

Also, try setting your Appearance of Black Printing/Exporting to Output All Blacks as Rich Black. If your line art color is the default [Black] swatch there could be a color conversion happening at output that would convert 100% CMYK black (0|0|0|100) to smething less than 100% gray—your line might be getting a halftone screen applied.

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