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    Graphics Question (2002)

    I guess this is a general graphics question, but I'm printing
    from Publisher. I've scanned photos that look great on the
    screen look pretty bad when printed.

    The printer's an HP 820Cse (if that means anything). The
    images were either scanned to grayscale at 300 dpi or at 24-
    bit color 600 dpi. I've set the printer to print just black and
    white because the publication is black and white. This HP has
    several quality settings. I've tried "Best", "Normal"
    and "Custom" and they all print the same.


    The photos print at what looks like 150 or maybe even 96 dpi.

    Any idea?
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    Re: Graphics Question (2002)

    I believe your problem is that you're setting the image to black & white. This generally converts an image to two colors, solid black, or solid white.

    For best results, you'll want print grey-scale, and scan at 600 dpi.

    Oh, see if the images are 'grouped' to themselves... right click, and attempt to ungroup them. This may solve your problem too.

    Let me know if this works!
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    Re: Graphics Question (2002)

    I haven't set the photo to black and white, but rather the printer. The printer software configuration has two radio buttons: color and black and white. I think the idea is to save colored ink. The photos are greyscale.

    Your suggustion to rescan at 600 dpi just might be the answer. Thanks for the timely reply. BTW, do we ever get to know at least your real first name? Of course, if it's Dirk, the Drk would make sense...
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    Re: Graphics Question (2002)

    You might try printing it in color if the photo appears black/white. You should see a picture that looks just like what's on the screen, I suspect printing as black/white is confusing your printer...

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    Re: Graphics Question (2002)

    I brought the pub to work and printed the photo pages to a 600 dpi laser and they look much better. They actually look 300 dpi to me, but the inkjet photos looked really bad.

    The color idea would not work as the ink cartidge is just about empty.

    For now, the pages in question will be laser printed.
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    Re: Graphics Question (2002)

    If you could laser print them, you'll get the quality you're looking for.

    Color printers are best for color pages, & laser is best for b/w. It's kindof like using a butter knife to substitute for a flat screwdriver, it works, just not as well as you'd like. <img src=/S/wink.gif border=0 alt=wink width=15 height=15>
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