Print output of applications needs to be simple

Registered by Till Kamppeter on 2012-10-29

One common problem with priinting is that the print filters take a too long time to render the pages to be printed. This gets especially a problem with Ubuntu making it into mobile devices. This caused by applications generating too complex PDF when printing. For example if you display a PDF not containing transparency with evince and print it, Cairo sends a new, much more complex PDF with transparency to CUPS.

Application and toolkit developers must get aware of this and improve the situation, both for making printing quicker and saving battery life of mobile devices.

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[tkamppeter] Report bugs where problems are caused by too complex print output and link them to this Blueprint: TODO

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