Why does print output of pdf files from mozilla firefox have blurry / poor quality on RHEL6 ?

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Issue

  • Printing pdf files from firefox's built-in pdf reader results in blurry output.

    • Printing to a physical printer or digital file makes no difference.
  • In evince and acroread the printout quality is good. The command line lp printout also has good quality. Only in Firefox ESR 24.3.0 is the text fuzzy, even with 600DPI resolution.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Mozilla Firefox

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