Bad quality of photo printing under ubuntu

Matthias Heiler heiler at
Sat Jun 25 16:42:05 UTC 2005

Niran Babalola <iamniran at> writes:

> On 25 Jun 2005 15:32:20 +0200, Matthias Heiler <heiler at> wrote:
> > (1) There are very thin horizontal _or_ vertical lines (depending on
> >     the setting Portrait/Landscape in the printer dialog).  I first
> >     suspected a hardware problem, but under Win the lines are gone.  I
> >     think they may represent boundaries of "chunks" that are processed
> >     independently and then sent incorrectly to the printer.
> > 
> > (2) Overall the pictures look average at best.  Looking closely one
> >     can see artifacts from the printing process.  The Windows-Prints
> >     (using HP's driver) are much better: Better colors, no artifacts.
> >     (I set all automatic image "optimizations" in the Win-Driver to
> >     off.)
> Have you tried setting the quality level on the driver?

"Printout Mode > Resolution, Quality, Ink Type, Media Type" 
is on "Controlled by 'Printout Mode'" (funny!)

And "General > Printout Mode" is on "Photo (on photo paper)".

So, settings seem to be ok.


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