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Re: Color printing to a Lexmark printer

Mirko Vukovic <mvukovic@taz.telusa.com> wrote in message
> I just went through an exercise on color printing to a Lexmark
> (Optra SC 1275) printer on our network (this is idl 5.3.1 on WinNT4).
> Setting set_plot,'printer' and device,/true_color or /indexed_color
> did not produce color output.
> The only way to do it was set_plot,'pcl' and device,/color to generate
> a pcl file.  I then used the PrintFile utility program to send the file
> to the printer and got my color output.
> Does this jibe with other folk's experience?

I stand by my earlier statement that the following should work assuming that
the printer driver is set to color output (as per an earlier post).  If it
is set to B&W, it will come out in grayscale.

TVLCT, rtable, gtable, btable, /GET    ; Get current palettes
set_plot, 'PRINTER'
TVLCT, rtable, gtable, btable
<plot commands>
<remember to set_plot back to prior device>

Hope this helps.  Mirko - sorry, I also sent this by accident to your email
address.  Whoops.

Bill B.
Advanced Testing Technologies