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Using ColdFusion to generating print quality PDF

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I'm working on a page where I need to generate a business card from the members website, but I would like to generate the files automatically. Does ColdFusion let you generate a 300dpi pdf file?

What is the best way to do this? Should I make a webpage with the template I want and export the results as a pdf?

I do have the template in Photoshop that I need to use, so I was thinking on makeing a webpage with the template with 1039 x 697 pixels (300 dpi) and export the results on a PDF file.

would that work?

Thanks,
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Use the Coldfusion report writer. It is free and gives you many options
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http://www.adobe.com/support/coldfusion/downloads.html

Search on the page for Report it is about 1/3 of the way down.
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cfdocument   should do it for you.  

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Actually, there seems to be mixed comments out there as to whether or not the image retains it's size and resolution, CF will scale it, but does it change it's resolution?  
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use CFDOCUMENT TAG

http://help.adobe.com/en_US/ColdFusion/9.0/CFMLRef/WSc3ff6d0ea77859461172e0811cbec22c24-7c21.html

<cfdocument format="PDF"> 
    <table> 
        <tr> 
            <td>bird</td> 
            <td><image src="images/bird.jpg"></td> 
        </tr> 
        <tr> 
            <td>fruit</td> 
            <td><image src="images/fruit.jpg"></td> 
        </tr> 
        <tr> 
            <td>rose</td> 
            <td><image src="images/rose.jpg"></td> 
        </tr> 
    </table> 

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</cfdocument>
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by:Brijesh Chauhan
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Use the SCALE attribute in CFDOCUMENT

scale
      
Optional
      
Calculated by ColdFusion
      

scale factor as a percentage. Use this option to reduce the size of the HTML output so that it fits on that paper. Specify a number less than 100.
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I do it like this. i use cfdocument also.
I make the images that i have to include 4 times bigger as used in the document and in the image tag i just use the height or width with a value of 25% (But us just one of them!). Because Text is Vektor you dont have to Care about the quality- Its always perfect. Play a little with it and zoom in the Acrobat Reader. When the images looks good at 300% its also goo for a print job.
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you can also use absolute px to to this: make your image with 699x1038px for example, divide the value through 3 and you get 233x346 now you make an image like this

 <img src="your_image.jpg" height="233" width="346">

The trick is that the screen resolution is 72dpi x 3 = 216dpi - Its OK for the most Print jobs if you have layers with real Text over your Background image.

If you need more for your Print job because you write your text in Photoshop, you can take a bigger resolution and a higher division than 3.
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