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Printing / converting a Macintosh Quark Express document to a PC usable format

My graphics department creates product labels in Quark Express (Macintosh) and prints the labels on an image setter.  One of my divisions would like to print small batches of labels on-demand without having to always ask the graphics department to print the labels.  I have been looking for a good way to either:
      A) Convert the Quark Express document to an appropriate format
      B) Print the Quark Express document directly (From a PC that does not have Quark Express)
      
I've tried having the document saved as a PostScript file, but the intended printer does not have all the necessary fonts.  Saving the file to a PDF produces marginal results, since the product label text is quite small (2-5 font size).  Is there an ideal image format for printing text in? (bitmap, JPEG, TIFF, etc)

Thanks for any assistance,

Brian Vander Plaats
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weedCommented:
Saving it as a PDF should produce EXACTLY the same results as a Quark file as long as the PDF has been created correctly. That means no rasterizing fonts, no reducing bitmaps, etc etc. PDF is your best option if it's done right.
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Lobo042399Commented:
Hi Brian,

Yup, PDF is the way to go. Make sure that Fonts are embedded in the file to avoid surprises.

Good Vibes!

Lobo
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brianvpAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the comments,

It turns out the graphics department was compressing the pdf file, which would explain the poor quality of the text!  It is good to know that PDF files should be able to reproduce high quality images when printed.  

thanks again,

Brian Vander Plaats
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weedCommented:
A PDF shouldnt just be high quality. It should be an EXACT replica of the original which is the highest quality possible.
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