Published: Monday, Jun 8, 2009 Last modified: Friday, May 12, 2023
After setting up CUPS-PDF for testing Webconverger, I realised I could print from various browsers and compare their postscript output.
Once I had the PDF, I converted them to PNG and uploaded them to a Web browser print out shootout set.
for i in *.pdf; do convert $i $(basename $i .pdf).png; done
And the winner is ?
I really expected it to be PrinceXML which is not really a Web browser. PrinceXML actually a piece of software designed to make a Web page look great on paper.
But in truth, I though it did a bad job keeping everything on one page and of the first input field.
I was particularly impressed by Apple’s Safari 3.2.1’s output:
I think I might have unfairly screwed up printing to my CUPS server from WinXP. I used Adobe’s postscript driver btw. Hence the black and white versions from:
Look a bit lack lustre.
Next I should probably use a test that uses CSS print profile. Here I expect http://www.princexml.com to really hardcopy some ass.