I would avoid any printer that uses a PostScript emulator rather than Adobe PostScript like the plague, although they may have improved. There are a few fonts that some people have found to be problematic, but that's usually traced to a corrupted file or something similar, like a Fontographer hack that doesn't work.
Art On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 11:16 AM, Paul Findon <pfindon at infopage.net> wrote: > Thanks to Art, Stuart, Fred, and Mike for your wise words. > > We use only PostScript printers and virtually all output is to PDF > these days, so I guess there's no need to worry. > > Has anyone ever experienced a problem with a particular printer/font? > > Paul > > > On 24 Jul 2008, at 21:36, Mike Feimster wrote: > >> There is a plug-in called Set Print you can get at >> http://www.sundorne.com/FrameMaker/Freeware/setPrint.htm that >> allows you >> set your Windows default printer to what you normally print to and >> your >> FrameMaker default printer to Acrobat. >> >> Mike >> >> -----Original Message----- >> From: framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com >> [mailto:framers-bounces at lists.frameusers.com] On Behalf Of Art >> Campbell >> Sent: Thursday, July 24, 2008 11:32 AM >> To: Paul Findon >> Cc: FrameUsers List >> Subject: Re: Changing Printers >> >> Assuming you mostly work with PostScript printers and PDFs, if you set >> the system default printer to Adobe PDF / Acrobat, you should be fine. >> >> The problem is that some printers have their own embedded fonts >> that are >> different than the system's fonts or the system's versions of those >> fonts. They aren't part of the Windows system, but they can be >> accessed >> on the printer. If the font appears to be available to the system as a >> remote resource, it'll use it. But it can't be embedded in a PDF, for >> instance, and won't travel with the file to another system that >> doesn't >> use that printer. >> >> A >> >> On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 11:25 AM, Paul Findon <pfindon at infopage.net> >> wrote: >>> Framers, >>> >>> With Mac FrameMaker, changing the printer made no difference to >>> FrameMaker in regard to fonts. With Windows FrameMaker, however, >>> changing the printer causes FrameMaker to display the following >>> somewhat worrying message: "The font information for your system has >>> changed. This change may affect the format and output of your >>> documents." >>> >>> Can someone please explain what's actually occurring here, how to >>> avoid any pitfalls, etc? >>> >>> Paul >>> _______________________________________________ >>> >> >> >> -- >> Art Campbell art.campbell at gmail.com >> "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent >> and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson No disclaimers apply. >> DoD 358 >> _______________________________________________ >> -- Art Campbell art.campbell at gmail.com "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson No disclaimers apply. DoD 358