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    Yesterday I printed text using PS and it turned out beautiful.....nice and crisp.

    Today I printed and my text is all pixelated and choppy on the edges.

    what did I do wrong, and how can I fix it?


  • #2
    Try doing a test print to see if maybe one of your cartridges is gummed up.


    • #3
      Did you resize the image at all?


      • #4 cartridges, it's a laser

        Is it possible that I accidentlly toggled something that shouldn't be toggled?

        is raterizing involved.....Not that I know what that is!


        • #5
          It sounds like a resolution problem due to the choppy, pixaleted edges....need some more background info. Was the file created in PS or imported in? file type?

          "rasterizing" is when you convert a vector element to bitmap. When you type text in PS it's vector but when the file is flattened the type must be "rasterized". It's possible you printed the image while the type was still as vector and then saved the image as a low res .jpg....which would explain the jaggies from the later printing.


          • #6
            Was the file created in PS or imported in? file type?

            yes...file was created in PS. I'm running PS 7 in MAC OS 10 (jaguar)

            I'll do a test sample and make sure I rasterize the file before I print.[B]


            • #7
              Check the anti-aliasing settings.


              • #8
                MYSTERY SOLVED!

                some how, when I wasn't looking, I think my cat got her paws on my computer and changed my greyscale file to RGB. That is what caused the 'glitch' I was experiencing.

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                Last edited by sjm; 12-08-2002, 07:03 PM.


                • #9
                  I'm betting this is a problem many members of this site can identify with. Lots of cat people here.


                  • #10
                    I generally blame lot's of things on my cat as well!


                    • #11
                      I don't have a cat. Could I borrow yours if I need it?



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