Steve Schwartz wrote:
On Mon, 2008-10-06 at 13:48 +0200, Arjen Markus wrote:
  
I do not know if this will be a disappointment for you, but when I
printed via the humble lp command on an OCE printer we have here, it
comes out just fine. I am not sure about the margins (some of my
colleagues are rather keen on getting the fine details right), but it
is a very presentable picture.
    

This neither disappoints nor surprises very much, though it does
frustrate.

  
Now, what does that tell us about the nature of the problem? It may be
the "e" part (no fixed bounds, IIUIC)...
    

I wondered that, though running it through eps2eps leaves it an eps
file, but that one behaves for me. And it should have some idea about
scale, size, resolution, ... and the bounding box at the beginning gives
the origin relative to something. [I might have expected it not
necessarily to have the right origin - and have encountered similar
problems in the past, but I would expect a ps or eps to know what an
inch was.]

Thanks for retaining interest this long...
  
NP - I have been wandering around in this particular territory long enough
to know the frustration it brings.

But you mentioning inches ... Could that be the cause? PS coordinates are usually
in points - 1/72th of an inch. I am a firm believer of the SI units, but could a
mistake of cm instead of inches or the other way around cause the unfortunate
scaling?

Regards,

Arjen