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TIFF Printer Driver

The TIFF printer driver is a specialized printer driver that replaces the generic LORIP driver for producing TIFF raster print files.

The TIFF printer driver is capable of writing both monochrome and true color TIFF files. This driver generates output one scan line at a time, rather than storing the entire print in memory as LORIP does. This enables you to use larger output sizes and/or resolutions than you could previously using the LORIP driver.

The TIFF printer driver leverages the rasterized printing capability of the product. When this driver is selected, the Print dialog's Rasterized check box is selected and cannot be changed.

Note: All rasterized output from the product's graphics subsystem is true color data obtained from the computer's video card, with anti-aliasing effects applied. The conversion to monochrome requires dithering. As a result, the resulting monochrome raster print file may be less sharp than the input design, even if the design contains only monochrome data.

The Bentley TIFF printer driver configuration file is named tiff.pltcfg. This section describes the properties that are in the tiff.pltcfg file. The properties appear in the Driver Properties category on the Base Properties tab in the Printer Driver Configuration dialog.