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abiggs

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« on: June 02, 2009, 11:08:37 PM »

Well, I tried to profile my Z3200 with a couple of 13x19 sheets today, and the process was going okay until sheet #2 was required for the actual color patches for the targets. The paper at some point either was advanced or fell out of the printer, and there was no way of continuing the process.

1) Is it possible to do this process 13x19 page sizes?

2) If so, did I do something wrong, or is there something I should do differently next time?

I wasn't sure where I read it, but I thought I could run the internal profiling process with either a roll of paper or 13x19 or larger cut sheets.
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2009, 05:11:12 AM »

In the "HP Designjet Z3200 Photo Printer; Using your printer" manual it reads on page 62 (Color management):
The printer chooses automatically between two profile charts, An A3 or B format for cut sheets (example of long and small array of patches) or a roll-paper that minimizes paper use by printing across the full width of the roll (example of this).
To answer your question, a B or A3 size of paper should do the yob.

Let me warn you for something I stumbled with. The next page of the manual starts with
NOTE: Chart measurement may not be successful if you load the chart as a single sheet without skew check
I red it, forgot it, and could not understand why my beautiful patch sheet, dried for an hour, was not accepted by the Z3200; on two occasions...

Success,

Bas
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2009, 11:18:37 AM »

I think you nailed it: it was the skew checking. I will start over again with skew checking turned on.
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2009, 10:11:21 AM »

worked like a charm!
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2009, 04:05:47 AM »

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worked like a charm!

You just bought the right printer!

Cheers,
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2009, 11:15:16 AM »

There's a good tip or reminder. I didn't have that problem before as there was no option for without skew check

What I found out recently is if you select no skew check and load the sheet it will advance and request you lift the lever put the paper to the blue line. It does this every load even if the paper is straight. I saw the tech support guy slightly disengage the lever just enough to trigger the switch then release. You don't have to fully open the lever  nor advance the paper. Mine always comes up 3mm short of the blue line regardless.

With APS you can profile any sheets printable on the Z so you are not limited to A3, but you do risk load problems and a lot of time doing so if you use letter or A4.

Charlie Cramer also said some time ago, don't cut the charts to the indicated lines otherwise the spectro will likely reject the measurements.
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« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2009, 01:03:03 PM »

I just started using the APS software, and I am trying to use a few 13x19 sheets to profile the 918 patch target. Since it needs to print across 2 sheets, it is printing them both and then asking me to insert the 1st sheet for the reading. Even though the printer accepts the first sheet, the process has aborted 3 times on me with no way to do anything other than start over.

Is there a trick to using multiple sheets of cut paper for targets that cannot fit on 1 sheet?
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« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2009, 02:36:06 PM »

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I just started using the APS software, and I am trying to use a few 13x19 sheets to profile the 918 patch target. Since it needs to print across 2 sheets, it is printing them both and then asking me to insert the 1st sheet for the reading. Even though the printer accepts the first sheet, the process has aborted 3 times on me with no way to do anything other than start over.

Is there a trick to using multiple sheets of cut paper for targets that cannot fit on 1 sheet?



What if you taped together two A3+ to make a pano?

The only reason I think you may have rejected prints is the marks are being falsely read as no paper. I loaded and printed two A3+ sheets with the 918 chart on glossy today with no problems. Are you loading with skew check on? I did and it worked out fine.
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« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2009, 02:38:11 PM »

The printing of the targets from APS worked just fine, but it is just the reading of the targets. Scratching my head on this one. I don't want to have to buy 13 inch rolls of these papers just to create profiles (or use the default profiling of only a few hundred patches).
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« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2009, 10:45:56 AM »

I haven't been able to get this to work, unfortunately.
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