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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000173.txt from 2000/07

From: "Mark Charette" <charette@-----.org>
Subj: Re: [kl] An error in a Sousa march
Date: Tue, 4 Jul 2000 17:34:40 -0400

From: "Bill Hausmann" <bhausman@-----.com>
> Well, I guess it will just have to be printed on normal 8 1/2 x 11, then,
> unless the purchaser also has a larger-format printer.

Which means you're going to be using a lot of adhesive tape.

> The lasting
> qualities of the stock will be relatively unimportant, since you can print
> a new copy anytime you feel the old one is too dog-eared.

I'm more concerned with the readability - bright, thin paper doesn't cut it.
It glares and has read-through. I fault many of today's publishing companies
when it comes to paper quality - I gladly pay more for good quality paper,
since it's readable in varying light conditions without eyestrain.

> I haven't seen anything printed in standard Adobe PDF format that wasn't
> perfectly acceptable.

One nit - the PDF file isn't resolution independent - it has to be created
at a particular resolution. It can be downsampled (with resulting artifacts)
to lower resolutions.

I guess I'm a lot pickier at printing quality than the average person - I
find 1200 DPI only marginally acceptable for text or music.

I've never seen anything electronic yet that has anything close to the
usability and portability (not to mention the ease of reading) of paper and
high-quality printing - and I'm in the computer business.

mark C.

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