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Better quality printing

Better quality printing

Better quality printing

Hi all
I wrote a program that prints labels which works good.  The only problem is that the quality of print is not the best.  It print on a Zebra 140 and before I used my program to print the quality was much better.  My HP 1000 also shows block line when printing an "A". Here is the code that does the setup for printing.

Private Sub cmdPrintLabels_Click()
    Dim NumberOfCopies As Integer
    Load Form2
    Printer.PrintQuality = 300
    Form2.txtModelNumberTop.Text = txtModelNumber
    Form2.txtModelNumberBottom.Text = txtModelNumber
    Form2.txtCustomerDateTop.Text = txtTopCustomerDate
    Form2.txtCustomerDateBottom.Text = txtBottomCustomerDate
    Form2.txtShiftSerialNumberTop.Text = txtTopShiftSerialNumber
    Form2.txtShiftSerialNumberBottom.Text = txtBottomShiftSerialNumber
    Printer.FontSize = 22
    Dim X As Integer
    Dim Y As Integer
    For NumberOfCopies = 1 To txtNumberOfLabels
        Printer.Orientation = 1
        X = 0
        Y = 0
        Printer.CurrentX = X
        Printer.CurrentY = Y
        'Printer.PrintQuality = -4
        txtSerialNumber = txtSerialNumber + 1
        txtSerialNumber = Format(txtSerialNumber, "000")
        txtTopShiftSerialNumber = ShiftCode & txtSerialNumber
        Form2.txtShiftSerialNumberTop.Text = txtTopShiftSerialNumber
        txtBottomShiftSerialNumber = ShiftCode & txtSerialNumber
        Form2.txtShiftSerialNumberBottom.Text = txtBottomShiftSerialNumber
End Sub

Anything can be done, imagination is the limit....

RE: Better quality printing

Form2.Printform only does a screen print of your form (effectively a bitmap). You will do much better using the Printer.Print method

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RE: Better quality printing

Hi John
Thank you very much for the fast reply and problem solving.  I tried it with one of the fields and it printed good looking text.  
Problem solved.

Thanks again


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