Open Bug 1269023 Opened 7 years ago Updated 13 days ago
poor print quality from pdf on 332-2012
755.35 KB, application/pdf
User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/45.0 Build ID: 20160420142932 Steps to reproduce: Clicked on a link to http://support.sas.com/resources/papers/proceedings12/332-2012.pdf, a pdf document. The document displayed within my browser; I hit the print icon. The result was blurry. Saved the pdf file from within the browser. Via the download icon in the browser, opened the resulting file. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC 2015.010.20060 was the viewing program. Printed from it. Results are clear. The document, according to Adobe Reader has a page size of 8.5 x 11 in. Actual results: The printout from FF was blurry (the characters look a bit as if rendered by a dot matrix printer) but seemed to have the entire page. The printout from Adobe Reader was clear, though the banner at the top of the page was mostly cut off. The FF output is vertically compressed relative to Adobe's, by about 5 lines for the whole page. The printer, a Xerox WorkCenter 7855, used 8.5 x 11 in paper. Expected results: Clear results with the whole page for both methods.
OS: Unspecified → Windows 7
Hardware: Unspecified → x86_64
Is it possible to scan and attach (as PDF) the 1st page of the print output?
(In reply to Loic from comment #1) > Is it possible to scan and attach (as PDF) the 1st page of the print output? Yes, but it will take a few days since it's at work. Also, I'm not sure whether the scan will have sufficient detail to see what's going on. Ross
I see the blurred edges of text in files with "Microsoft Print to PDF" or "XPS Document Writer" in Fx47b1 & 49.0a1 2016-04-30 on Win10. Have a clear edge of the text with the same virtual printer in Edge.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Here is a 600 dpi scan of the page printed directly from Firefox and via Adobe Reader. The former is blurry, the latter is not. Even at 600 dpi I don't think the difference shows up too well, and in fact the scanning seems to have corrected some of the problems in the original for FF. For example, the "x" in the second word of "Inherently, mixed" is a little faint on the printed page, but looks about as dark as the other characters in the scan. This was scanned on the same device that I used to print the documents originally; I specified text with solid ink as the source.
Priority: -- → P3
6 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 1347976
6 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 1348109
6 years ago
Duplicate of this bug: 1351373
The bugs marked as duplicates of this one do not all describe the same problem. They are all about poor print quality, but poor in different ways. It is not clear to me that fixing one will fix the others.
See Also: → https://github.com/mozilla/pdf.js/issues/2750
Whiteboard: [pdfjs-c-integration][pdfjs-d-printing] → [pdfjs-integration][pdfjs-printing]
Summary: poor print quality from pdf → poor print quality from pdf on 332-2012.pdf
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