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*Burgasser, Drew
Message 1 of 6 (55 Views)

Rehash of image quality problems on Deskjets in A2k

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06-07-2000 04:58 PM
I've searched the newsgroups and found a lot of discussion on this issue but
no solutions.

We have a client printing USGS maps to an HP Deskjet 1220c from AutoCAD
2000. He claims that the quality is much worse than it was in R14. I tried
printing the Pyrmd_lk.tga that comes with CAD Overlay to an HP Deskjet 2000c
and was able to duplicate his results. It looks a lot better in R14.

He has the latest windows drivers and he is using the windows system driver.
There are no Heidi drivers for the Deskjets that I am aware of.

We have played with the raster and trade-off slider bars from the Plotter
Configuration Editor with no luck. We've messed with the document defaults
for the windows printer.

Have any new solutions been presented since the last time this was
discussed?

Thanks,

Drew Burgasser
CAD Masters, Inc.
*Scully, Tim
Message 2 of 6 (55 Views)

Re: Rehash of image quality problems on Deskjets in A2k

06-07-2000 05:49 PM in reply to: *Burgasser, Drew
There is a defect in gdi6.hdi, the HDI driver used to communicate with
Windows System printers which can, under some circumstances, cause
"best" quality to be slightly less than best. If you have set the raster
quality slider to best and are seeing degraded quality, that's the
reason.

Drew Burgasser wrote:
>
> I've searched the newsgroups and found a lot of discussion on this issue but
> no solutions.
>
> We have a client printing USGS maps to an HP Deskjet 1220c from AutoCAD
> 2000. He claims that the quality is much worse than it was in R14. I tried
> printing the Pyrmd_lk.tga that comes with CAD Overlay to an HP Deskjet 2000c
> and was able to duplicate his results. It looks a lot better in R14.
>
> He has the latest windows drivers and he is using the windows system driver.
> There are no Heidi drivers for the Deskjets that I am aware of.
>
> We have played with the raster and trade-off slider bars from the Plotter
> Configuration Editor with no luck. We've messed with the document defaults
> for the windows printer.
>
> Have any new solutions been presented since the last time this was
> discussed?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Drew Burgasser
> CAD Masters, Inc.
*Burgasser, Drew
Message 3 of 6 (55 Views)

Re:

06-08-2000 09:23 AM in reply to: *Burgasser, Drew
I would rephrase "slightly less" to "greatly less" in this case. So there
are no solutions right now?

Thanks,

Drew Burgasser
CAD Masters, Inc.

Tim Scully wrote in message
news:393EEDAD.4A121438@autodesk.com...
> There is a defect in gdi6.hdi, the HDI driver used to communicate with
> Windows System printers which can, under some circumstances, cause
> "best" quality to be slightly less than best. If you have set the raster
> quality slider to best and are seeing degraded quality, that's the
> reason.
>
> Drew Burgasser wrote:
> >
> > I've searched the newsgroups and found a lot of discussion on this issue
but
> > no solutions.
> >
> > We have a client printing USGS maps to an HP Deskjet 1220c from AutoCAD
> > 2000. He claims that the quality is much worse than it was in R14. I
tried
> > printing the Pyrmd_lk.tga that comes with CAD Overlay to an HP Deskjet
2000c
> > and was able to duplicate his results. It looks a lot better in R14.
> >
> > He has the latest windows drivers and he is using the windows system
driver.
> > There are no Heidi drivers for the Deskjets that I am aware of.
> >
> > We have played with the raster and trade-off slider bars from the
Plotter
> > Configuration Editor with no luck. We've messed with the document
defaults
> > for the windows printer.
> >
> > Have any new solutions been presented since the last time this was
> > discussed?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Drew Burgasser
> > CAD Masters, Inc.
*Scully, Tim
Message 4 of 6 (55 Views)

Re:

06-08-2000 09:25 AM in reply to: *Burgasser, Drew
I have not been able to reproduce "greatly less". No, there is no
solution available at this time.

Drew Burgasser wrote:
>
> I would rephrase "slightly less" to "greatly less" in this case. So there
> are no solutions right now?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Drew Burgasser
> CAD Masters, Inc.
>
> Tim Scully wrote in message
> news:393EEDAD.4A121438@autodesk.com...
> > There is a defect in gdi6.hdi, the HDI driver used to communicate with
> > Windows System printers which can, under some circumstances, cause
> > "best" quality to be slightly less than best. If you have set the raster
> > quality slider to best and are seeing degraded quality, that's the
> > reason.
> >
> > Drew Burgasser wrote:
> > >
> > > I've searched the newsgroups and found a lot of discussion on this issue
> but
> > > no solutions.
> > >
> > > We have a client printing USGS maps to an HP Deskjet 1220c from AutoCAD
> > > 2000. He claims that the quality is much worse than it was in R14. I
> tried
> > > printing the Pyrmd_lk.tga that comes with CAD Overlay to an HP Deskjet
> 2000c
> > > and was able to duplicate his results. It looks a lot better in R14.
> > >
> > > He has the latest windows drivers and he is using the windows system
> driver.
> > > There are no Heidi drivers for the Deskjets that I am aware of.
> > >
> > > We have played with the raster and trade-off slider bars from the
> Plotter
> > > Configuration Editor with no luck. We've messed with the document
> defaults
> > > for the windows printer.
> > >
> > > Have any new solutions been presented since the last time this was
> > > discussed?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Drew Burgasser
> > > CAD Masters, Inc.
*Schroeder, Bud
Message 5 of 6 (55 Views)

Re:

06-08-2000 11:16 PM in reply to: *Burgasser, Drew
Hi Drew,

There is a difference, but if you slide the RASTER slider all the way to the
right, there is a small difference. Have you tried this yet?

Take care.

Bud

Drew Burgasser wrote:

> I would rephrase "slightly less" to "greatly less" in this case. So there
> are no solutions right now?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Drew Burgasser
> CAD Masters, Inc.
>
> Tim Scully wrote in message
> news:393EEDAD.4A121438@autodesk.com...
> > There is a defect in gdi6.hdi, the HDI driver used to communicate with
> > Windows System printers which can, under some circumstances, cause
> > "best" quality to be slightly less than best. If you have set the raster
> > quality slider to best and are seeing degraded quality, that's the
> > reason.
> >
> > Drew Burgasser wrote:
> > >
> > > I've searched the newsgroups and found a lot of discussion on this issue
> but
> > > no solutions.
> > >
> > > We have a client printing USGS maps to an HP Deskjet 1220c from AutoCAD
> > > 2000. He claims that the quality is much worse than it was in R14. I
> tried
> > > printing the Pyrmd_lk.tga that comes with CAD Overlay to an HP Deskjet
> 2000c
> > > and was able to duplicate his results. It looks a lot better in R14.
> > >
> > > He has the latest windows drivers and he is using the windows system
> driver.
> > > There are no Heidi drivers for the Deskjets that I am aware of.
> > >
> > > We have played with the raster and trade-off slider bars from the
> Plotter
> > > Configuration Editor with no luck. We've messed with the document
> defaults
> > > for the windows printer.
> > >
> > > Have any new solutions been presented since the last time this was
> > > discussed?
> > >
> > > Thanks,
> > >
> > > Drew Burgasser
> > > CAD Masters, Inc.
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Registered: ‎06-20-2000
Message 6 of 6 (55 Views)

Re: Rehash of image quality problems on Deskjets in A2k

06-20-2000 08:04 AM in reply to: *Burgasser, Drew
Is Autodesk thinking about fixing the driver anythime soon?
All of our images plot greatly less!!! on our HP1120C, but they print perfect on the HP970. I have tried playing with the sliding bar but the problem is that the image quality gets better but the image turns to black and white.

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