Photoshop: Prints now have halftone dot appearance

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I have been printing with CS5 without problem until today when suddenly all my prints are in a halftone-dot type format where otherwise it was wonderfully hard to detect the dot. I have tried a jillion things to remedy this without success. The curious thing is: photoshop images created earlier in the week still print fine today..only images made today are terrible(?)!
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Chris Cox

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Something changed in your settings for your printer that changed the halftone pattern or resolution. If it is a PostScript printer, then you might have accidentally changed a PostScript screen setting in Photoshop. Otherwise it has to be a setting in your printer driver, not Photoshop (because Photoshop can't control the screen for non-PostScript printers).
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Sounds like you have a file that has half-tone screen settings saved in the file from a previous version of Photoshop. The workaround is to open the file in CS4 (or earlier), turn the halftone settings off, and resave the file.