As much as possible we try to avoid time duplicating functionality which comes freely installed with every Mac. Such is the case with printing.
Out of the box, your Mac comes with at least two good programs for printing and preparing images for printing. They are iPhoto and Preview. You can find both of these in your Applications folder.
For printing an image made with DotMatrix, we suggest opening the image in Preview.app
. Since Tiger, Preview includes many useful tools for preparing to print, including rotating, cropping and so forth.
The raster images that DotMatrix creates are PNG graphics created in the "Device-Color Space" of your display. So if you want to color correct before printing and you're using an application which supports color management, you should first convert from device color space into sRGB or some other device independent color space and then print.
For PDF images created with DotMatrix Studio, you can finish & print them in Preview or with another little utility hidden in your Application/Utilities folder called ColorSync Utility
. And obviously, Illustrator is a fine way to place finishing touches on a design or add other elements. One great thing about finishing with Illustrator is that when DotMatrix creates a PDF, objects may be created outside of the viewing rectangle (PDF 'crop box') and in Illustrator you can access the entire design, rotate it, munge it, tweak it.