> In any case, people used CM (which is thin) happily for many years on
> 300 dpi printers.
Another example: they may have been "happy" because they had (and for
many of them) never seen anything so exquisite before. But for CM, it
was (and maybe still is but I have now no way to find out) not
feasible to produce anything at 300dpi about which they "should have
remain happy" when 600+dpi is available.
The wonderful irony about this is that if you look through modes.mf
you will find, especially in the comments on ~1200dpi modes, things like.
I tried .... but this looked a bit thin so I chnaged to ... ; now it
looks as good as the 300dpi output.
We like what we know!