Forcing something to print from CorelDRAW

Written by Jeff Harrison
March 13, 2011

Printing from CorelDRAW usually works out the way you hope. However, depending on the complexity of your artwork, and the stability (and type) of printer driver you’re using, the final results may not be what you hoped for. I’ve found using devices with Postscript print drivers to be more reliable than PCL.

There’s an option that’s been in CorelDRAW for a long time – the ability to rasterize the ouput before sending into the print stream.

This basically flattens the whole job into a single bitmap per page and sends it down the line to your print driver.

The resolution you choose will determine the fidelity and details preserved in your artwork.

So, if your printer is hanging, freezing and a job simply won’t print the way you expect… give it a try.

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Jeff Harrison

Jeff Harrison is a media "Jack-of-all-trades", familiar with most of the major media applications on the Windows platform. Whether it's 2D/print, 3D, audio, video, or web-related - he's working on mastering everything that comes his way. He's a past Alpha and Beta tester for Corel, and has instructed students from all over the world. He runs the popular site, the #1 place for CorelDRAW macros. Also check out his youtube page, and his gallery at

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