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06-03-2000, 04:35 PM
I just got a freelance job from a newspaper, but I'm having a little problem :(.
I need to scan in color photos from a yearbook and print them B/W with a dpi of approx. 100.[nbsp][nbsp]The problem is, when I print them - I don't get a dot pattern at all...I think it's called a moray pattern??[nbsp][nbsp]How in the world do I print a dot pattern??[nbsp][nbsp]I have a Visioneer Paperport 1600B, paintshop pro ver 5, quark....is there something I can do in order to print a dot pattern?[nbsp][nbsp]
Any and all advice is very much appreciated....I need to organize about 300 photos with text by monday :)....
06-03-2000, 06:03 PM
What format are you saving your images? I would recommend tif for single color.
You might try looking in Quark and setting the halftones to conventional versus printer.
06-03-2000, 06:30 PM
Thanx Judy :)...In Quark, I tried changing the Halftone - lpi to 100, but that didn't work.[nbsp][nbsp]The Resolution - dpi isn't highlighted, so I can't change that...
Someone told me to angle the image as I scan it, but that didn't work......I thought I had photoshop, but the serial # expired...
So I'm still at a loss :(.
Any other suggestions? I've already spent so many hours on this one, trying to figure it out :(.
06-03-2000, 08:54 PM
In the print dialog box for Quark, do you have a choice between black & white or grayscale? If so you may want to try black and white. For halftoning, pick conventional.
Another idea, if you have the plug-in from Quark, is to try outputting to a PDF file and printing from Adobe Acrobat Reader. You can download the PDF plug-in for free from http://www.quark.com.
It is hard for me to guess because I am not familiar with your printer and cannot see your settings.
Why don't you email me one of your images and I can test it from here - that way we will know if it is the scanned image that is causing you trouble or simply your printer driver/settings - email@example.com
06-04-2000, 01:28 AM
This may sound funny, but exactly why do you have to print at 100 DPI and show the dots?
The pattern you are referring to is a moire pattern.[nbsp][nbsp]It is most commonly encountered when scanning from a magazine - the result is often a bunch of dots which people want to remove.
That's why I find it so unusual that you want to go the OTHER way.[nbsp][nbsp]You definitely need to choose B/W, not grayscale.
With your printer settings, there are normally a few choices as to how to print B/W using patterns for dithering.[nbsp][nbsp]Sometimes you can also set this in the software you are using (I love Quark but haven't used it for ages).
If you could be a bit more specific about what you want maybe I can figure it out :)
Ted (Chief Do-It-All)
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06-04-2000, 03:02 AM
Well, I'd like to thank you for trying to help....I've tried every single suggestion and then some, but nothing worked.[nbsp][nbsp]I'm probably going to see this guy tomorrow...he'll have to show me exactly what he's done in order to achieve what he wants.[nbsp][nbsp]
He wants the dot pattern in b/c it reproduces well for a newspaper.[nbsp][nbsp]You see, they still do cut & paste :), so they're looking for a good dot image.
I'll let you know if I finally figure this thing out :).[nbsp][nbsp]Thanx again :)!
06-05-2000, 05:02 PM
OK...I installed the scanner program that the newspaper uses (Microtek ScanWizard scanner controller software), but it can't find my scanner.[nbsp][nbsp]Is there some weird thing that you have to use the scanner program that comes with your scanner? - I thought that you can use any scanner program with any scanner...or was I wrong?
:(...I'd really like to do this job.....h e l p ?
06-05-2000, 05:10 PM
If your scanner is installed properly and the drivers for it, then the problem may be that the software the Newspaper gave you is not compatable with your scanner.
You might trying going to their website (the software company) and see what they have to say?
Have a Good ne
(Please give me a scanner that's compatable with Win 2000 ??? :P)
Edit:[nbsp][nbsp]Ok so I'm bored.[nbsp][nbsp]Anyway I found this page that says this:
The "Scanner Detector" says it cannot find any scanners.
We have found on some computer systems for unknown reasons, this will occur. Just disable the "Scanner Detector" or
uninstall ScanSuite to resolve this issue.
It's located here:http://22.214.171.124/~admin/cat2.html
[This message has been edited by wolfstalks (edited 06-05-00@5:23 pm)]
06-05-2000, 05:21 PM
Please give me a scanner that's compatable with Win 2000 ??? Visioneer 6100b for Win 95 with updated Win 98 drivers...[nbsp][nbsp]$60-90 most places.[nbsp][nbsp]Hard to get working in Win 98 without driver updates, but works just fine in Win 2000 with the original driver.[nbsp][nbsp]Go figure.
06-05-2000, 05:24 PM
Thanks Dan, I will check it out.[nbsp][nbsp]
Have a Good One
06-05-2000, 05:32 PM
I emailed the scanner co and now going to look at emailing the software co :).[nbsp][nbsp]I'll let ya know what happens!
06-17-2000, 06:28 PM
Joi,[nbsp][nbsp]whatever happend with this???[nbsp][nbsp]Did you get it figured out and make a ton of money from the newspaper?? :)
Have a Good One
06-17-2000, 07:12 PM
HA...sorry for never posting the response from this.[nbsp][nbsp]I totally lost this job...don't know if the guy will call me again - when I spoke to him last he was training some new person in his office :(.[nbsp][nbsp]
The scanner co said that the program wasn't compatible with our scanner (it's not a professional model, I guess).
But hey, can't say I didn't try...and I tried everything I could.
Oh well...better luck next time!
Thanx for asking :),
06-18-2000, 07:35 AM
Today is a new day, and tomorrow is another.[nbsp][nbsp]Look forward and never backward.[nbsp][nbsp]
Better Luck Next time. :)
06-18-2000, 11:30 AM
Thanx Bob ;) !
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