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Help! Text prints out smaller then what`s on screen

Nov 10, 2011, 20:46
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Help! Text prints out smaller then what`s on screen
Hi, The problem I`m having is that I have some text I want to have printed out. When viewing the image on GIMP the text image is the proper size that I want. When I print it out on my epson printer the text is much smaller. I called Epson and they said it must be a setting in GIMP. Any ideas on how to correct this? The file is a .png file. Any advice you can pass along is appreciated. Thanks
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Mar 27, 2014, 23:49
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RE: Help! Text prints out smaller then what`s on screen
I have had the same problem as this person, but it is nothing to do with the reply given. My file is set to an image and print resolution of 300 dpi. But the text seems to print at 72 dpi, so it is about 1/4 the size it should be. As a workaround, I change it from editable text layers to be a graphic layer, lose my edit ability, but then it prints correctly. Seems that this is a bug with text and since I noticed this whole text functionality is relatively new, perhaps it is not surprising.

An alternate workaround, though cumbersome, is to scale the image down to 72dpi before printing and then print the low quality version. That's not so great.
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Mar 28, 2014, 09:07
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RE: Help! Text prints out smaller then what`s on screen
I can not really reproduce that. What OS are you using?

The closest I get is exporting to a PDF, then if the font is an 'unusal' one only available to GIMP a PDF viewer will substitute a default font.

Instead of flattening the text layers, try Layer menu -> new layer from visible. That will save the text layers. Make sure it is on top. Then print that

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