Printing a PDF makes it much larger

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Printing a PDF makes it much larger

Postby ericgodfrey » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:13 pm

So we frequently have users print PDFs to import them into our database. The printed version we get from NovaPDF is about 3 times larger than the source PDF, even with compression and downsampling to 96 dpi. I assume that this is the nature of running it through a print driver, but is there anything we can do to get the native PDF passed through directly?

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Re: Printing a PDF makes it much larger

Postby Softland » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:48 pm

Hi, unfortunately that will happen you print an existing PDF to a new PDF, the size will grow. Smaller size only if you print from the original source document.

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