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RE: multi-image TIFF -> PDF?
> (As far as I can tell, some versions of fax2ps use a roundabout method
> of creating a bit map font, rather than directly storing the image.
> My guess is that this is done because it renders faster on some printers,
> but might also have been done for compatibility with very old versions
> of Postscript. However, it does mean that any route through ps2pdf is
> likely to produce excessively large PDF files.
fax2ps was designed for printing on devices w/ slow serial links (e.g.
Apple LaserWriters w/ 19.2K hookups). Devices that directly support
G3 compression (or any of the PS II compressions) shouldn't use it.