Printing Transparent PNG's

Sannyasin Sivakatirswami katir at
Tue Dec 2 14:30:15 CST 2003

Transparent PNG images in a stack print just fine on our Xante Laser 
writer driven by Macs. But the same stack-card printed from an Windows 
machine to an Epson Stylus inkjet color printer appears as a black box.

I suspect this is a question of printer drivers and the use of emulated 
postscript and not true postscript (for which Epson has been loath to 
pay the license fees on all but their top large format printers) But, 
hoping I am wrong.. is there a work around short of changing the image 
format on the fly  to .jpg (and losing the transparency) before 
printing? If not, I'll just have to eliminate use of png transparency 
for anything that needs printed output....

Hoping it's not true...

Sannyasin Sivakatirswami
Himalayan Academy Publications
at Kauai's Hindu Monastery
katir at,

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