Trouble figuring out printpapersize and small fonts

Mark Schonewille m.schonewille at
Wed Dec 12 04:33:25 EST 2007

Hi Rgould,

1 inch is 72 px. It should be easy to make calculate printing  
dimensions once you know this.

I've never had any problems printing small fonts on the Mac. Could it  
be a problem with your label writer? What if you use AppleWorks/iWork  
or perhaps a programme like Filemaker to print from?

Best regards,

Mark Schonewille


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Op 11-dec-2007, om 20:59 heeft rgould8 at het volgende geschreven:

> I am trying to print from Revolution onto a 2 inch wide X .75 inch  
> tall barcode label.
> I'm having a very hard time, however, because:
> 1)? I don't know the secret formula for creating the printpapersize  
> dimensions.
> According to the docs, 8.5 x 11" equates to a printpapersize of  
> 595, 842.? So, if I'm doing my math right, a label that's 2 x .75  
> inches would have a papersize of 153, 57?? I'm telling the printer  
> to print landscape, which also complicates things.? I don't know  
> which end is up when defining papersize dimensions.
> (e.g.? 11 is to 842 as 2 is to 153)
> 2)? I'm having a hard time getting any fonts to print less than 8  
> point.? (I'm on a Mac).? When I go to see all the sizes that I can  
> use to set a font like "Courier", it looks like I can go down to 6,  
> but when I print, it comes out huge.? Anyone know of any fonts that  
> will print at size 6?

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