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RE: Small Printing -- Big Headache



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Dave,

You just need to sell it as a feature - more room to make notes!  :-)

Seriously, there are some differences between fonts on printers from
different manufacturers, and this is the result. I don't know of a way to
cure it, unless you want to build custom printer definition tables, or try
specifying fonts on the OVRPRTF statement. IBM has a number of copyrighted
fonts at different CPI/point sizes (13.3 CPI, I believe) that no one else
can include in their emulations. Since Lexmark used to be an IBM subsidiary,
they had those fonts included. I'm not sure if current Lexmark printers
include the same fonts. This is one reason to attempt to standardize on a
single vendor for printers.


Steve Morrison
Beacon Insurance
940-720-4672 

-----Original Message-----
From: daparnin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:daparnin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Monday, October 11, 2004 2:56 PM
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Subject: Small Printing -- Big Headache





I'm running out of ideas...

We have a Lexmark Optra SE3455 that until last week was attached via twinax.
We moved the printer to a location where another printer (an HP4, I believe)
had been hooked up on a HP JetDirect network box.  I have it set up as a
remote writer.  It prints just about anything that I throw at it from the
AS/400 but the users are complaining that the font is smaller now than it
used to be.  I've seen before and after examples and they are correct.  It's
not a huge difference but it makes the margins almost a half-inch wider.  I
have tried different emulations but no difference.  I started it as a HP6.
I'm open to suggestions.

Dave Parnin
Nishikawa Standard Company
Topeka, IN  46571
daparnin@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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