First post, but i've been lurking for a few months
From a lot of opinion from this forum, I decided to get a Z3200. Been loving it and learning a lot as I'm printing. I've noticed on the last few prints i've done from the printer, the last inch of my print has not been printing. It doesn't matter if I feed the sheets or have a roll on the printer. The printer wasn't doing this in the past. The only work around I have found to do is to add an extra inch on the long side of the print, so that the printer will not print that last inch. I have recently moved the printer from one location of the studio to another part of the room. No lifting, just rolling the printer 10 feet.
I'm hoping it's just a setting I need to reset. I'm using the print drivers that came with the machine. Would a RIP have better control over the stoppage? When I first started printing, I was able to make an overall print dimension in Photoshop (i.e. a 24x36 print size) and put multiple images in that work size. And I noticed that the printer would print up to approximately .30" on all 4 sides.
Any help or advice on how to better diagnose my problem would be most appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to read this.
A RIP should not be needed to overcome hardware or driver issues!
Describe the OS, the application you print from, Z3200-PS or normal, the driver PCL3/PS3 you use.
If I recall it correctly there has been a thread here on a similar issue.
The normal print margins are 5mm for rolls, so the print page set in the driver (PCL3) will have 5mm unprintable at the edges and this reduced size will show in the application you print from. For sheets it is the same but at the trailing edge an extra 12mm can not be printed, a total of 17mm at that edge then. In the PS3 driver the print margins are already reduced in the driver itself so what you select is what you get as a netto print page.
In the Driver>Printer/Quality>Margins/Layout menu is the setting anything other than Standard? I only use Standard. In the Driver>Features menu the Remove Top/Bottom blank areas is not set?
Using Qimage Ultimate? and the Remove White Space at Bottom Page not set?
That sums up what I know of possible software setting issues right now.
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