[reportlab-users] PDF test pages for printers?

alet at librelogiciel.com alet at librelogiciel.com
Mon Nov 17 08:41:59 EST 2008

On Mon, Nov 17, 2008 at 02:35:42PM +0100, Dinu Gherman wrote:


> I wonder if anybody here has created sample PDF pages to be

> tested with different printers before deciding which one to

> buy?


> Since all printers have different demo pages, it is hard to

> compare them. Features to be tested might include line den-

> sity, grey levels, color, resolution, non-printable margins,

> etc. I found this, but it lacks "printing on the edge":


> http://cream.sourceforge.net/ColorCard.pdf


> Well, maybe someone wants to test his ReportLab knowledge

> to create something like this or better for the community?

> Just an idea...

I've created a generator for the attached PDF file, which I use not to test
printers but to test my pkpgcounter software. Maybe this can help or
serve as a basis for more complex test documents.

The source is available at :


(or http://svn.pykota.com/pkpgcounter/trunk/tests/runcolors.py)


Jerome Alet
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: colors.pdf
Type: application/pdf
Size: 9022 bytes
Desc: not available
Url : <http://two.pairlist.net/pipermail/reportlab-users/attachments/20081117/a93a7493/attachment.pdf>

More information about the reportlab-users mailing list