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I did! I learned it's a whole load easier to cheat and print text into a bitmap and then rotate it than to work out what origin relocation factors you need when you use RotateTransform. But then I threw it away as a kludge and did it properly.
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Another old printer story: Philips is a lesser known printer manufacturer. First time I saw a Philips printer was when we started selling one with our office automation software and our own machines. This printer was unique in that it used powder like a laser printer, but didn't fuse it to the paper by heat, but by pressure. The paper was fed between two polished steel rolls, forced together with high force. One important sales point was that you could use any preprinted, multicolor letterhead or whatever: The colors would not be affected, since no heat was used.
Yet one of our customers got really upset after the printer was installed: Trusting that colors would survive, they had had printed lots of business letter paper, not only with a colorful company logo, but on a really distinguished paper quality with a structured surface (somewhat resembling proper watercolor paper). When the sheets came out from the steel rollers, the nice structured surface was rolled so flat that it was shining. All that structured high-class appearance had vanished. (Even plain copying paper got more shiny after being through the high pressure rollers.)
The customer complained to us, insisting that we pay at least part of the extra expenses for that fancy paper, but I believe our managament flatly rejected it. Maybe the customer then turned to Philips to complain. In any case: This is the only printer model I ever saw using pressure fusing. Maybe they had lots of customers complaining about too shiny printouts.
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