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I'm using Photoshop 5.5 with OS 8.6, a Mac 6500/250 and an Epson Color 800 printer.  Printing text from Illustrator or any other source on this printer looks normal.  Photoshop 5.5 text printing appears to be fuzzy or pixelated.
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by:weed
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Whats the rez of your photoshop doc? What rez are you printing at? What font are you using? Are you rendering the font before printing or not?
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by:postpress
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Illustrator is a vector based application, sending postscript commands to the printer to execute the type at its highest resolution. Photoshop, on the other hand, is a bitmap program, dealing in pixels and the like - it sends absolute pixel information to the printer for your type versus mathematical commands, resulting in your fuzzy type.

Is this a situation where you could bring the image into illustrator then add the text?
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by:weed
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Photoshop will print text just fine if the rez of the file is high enough.
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by:G_Thompson
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Match the Rez of your Image to that of your printer using the image size tool.
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by:etkacz
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Until I get the issue with Photoshop resolved, I've done exactly what postpress has recommended.
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by:G_Thompson
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Create an image the correct size in cm/inches and set the resoloution to that of your printer. Then add your text/images to thid image and print, you should get clear results.
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netbug earned 50 total points
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try this .....
i don't say it will 100% work but try it out.
you'll be having each layer for your texts.
break the text by going through--
layer - type - renderlayer.
and then print it.
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by:postpress
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Um, netbug's answer is very similar to the first suggestions weed offered, particularly the 'render layer' suggestion.
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