Today at work someone brought me a DVD, asking if I could print out the drawings that were on it. I’ve done this sort of thing plenty of times before, our printer has 11X17 paper loaded so we get survey and blueprint drawings that need to be printed all the time. The one thing I couldn’t figure out was why they bothered to put them on DVD.
When I opened it up, I saw exactly why these files were on DVD. Instead of the usual PDF or even CAD files, these suckers were TIF’s. One of them, with 15 pages worth of drawings, weighed in at a nice 1.13GB. (That is not a typo, that’s GIGAbyte.)
I had to print it one page at a time. At 75MB per page, the printer couldn’t really handle much more than that. 🙂