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Serotta9

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Trouble printing an A2 print on A1 roll.
« on: November 16, 2011, 07:13:47 PM »

Hi All

I had been using 17inch wide (A2) roll paper and thought I could save a few dollars buying a 24inch (A1) roll and reconfiguring the page setup in LR3.5 accordingly to print A2 on my Epson 7900. Unfortunately, I am getting a square 615x615 print with the image off centre (as if it was on A2). The preview in LR is A2 but the final print isn't. I have played around with the setup but still can't figure it out. Has anyone had a similar challenge or suggestion? Many thanks in advance.
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Re: Trouble printing an A2 print on A1 roll.
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2011, 07:35:11 PM »

You need to set the print size in the printer driver. Use Page Setup or Print Setup, the button on the bottom of the left column.

You also need to set up the print layout using controls in the right column.


More information on your setup would help.

Alan
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Re: Trouble printing an A2 print on A1 roll.
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2011, 07:47:54 PM »

Thanks Alan. Currently, I have the page lay out as follows; Orientation - Landscape, Size A2 scaled 144% to Roll Width 24inch. 
I have also tried scaling 100% but that only created a slighly smaller image. Hardy
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Re: Trouble printing an A2 print on A1 roll.
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2011, 07:52:48 PM »

What are your Layout Style setting and your layout settings?

Alan
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Serotta9

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Re: Trouble printing an A2 print on A1 roll.
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2011, 08:42:40 PM »

Media Type: Premium Semi Matte Photo Paper
Print Quality Level: Level 4
Print Quality: Super Fine 720x1440
High Speed: On
Color: Advanced B&W Photo
Source: Roll Paper

Page Layout
Orientation: Landscape
Paper Size: A2 420x594
Scaleto: 144%
Roll width: 24inch

The reduce/enlarge box is ticked with 'fit to roll paper width' selected

The optimize enlargement is also ticked

Is this what you meant?

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Serotta9

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Re: Trouble printing an A2 print on A1 roll.
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2011, 09:20:59 PM »

Just realized what you meant.

Margin settings are all at 0.00mm
Cell Size: H433xW762

Hardy
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Re: Trouble printing an A2 print on A1 roll.
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2011, 10:08:22 PM »

....and Layout Style: Single Image/Contact Sheet
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Re: Trouble printing an A2 print on A1 roll.
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2011, 11:51:25 PM »


Page Layout
Orientation: Landscape
Paper Size: A2 420x594
Scaleto: 144%
Roll width: 24inch

The reduce/enlarge box is ticked with 'fit to roll paper width' selected

The optimize enlargement is also ticked

Is this what you meant?

Well, I didn't think that it was but, after trying to configure my 4880 with analogous settings, I think that you should set
  Page Size to A3
  Output Paper to Same as page size
  Untick the reduce/enlarge box
  Untick the optimize enlargement box, or at least recheck that you actually want this on

Then, in the LR print module layer tab, use the height and width sliders to set the cell size you need. You can also set the margins to position the image on the page.

By doing this, you should be able to stay in LR to configure your image rather than having to use the driver settings. I have a number of presets for each paper type with various page sizes so that I can be confident that the driver has the settings that I need without looking at them.

I hope this helps,

Best regards

Alan  


Edit: I don't really understand what is going on with your original set-up, but it looks at lot like the problems with double profiling, with both the printer and LR trying to control the image size. Alternatively, perhaps its a lot like lying to your doctor. :D
« Last Edit: November 17, 2011, 12:20:45 AM by aduke »
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Re: Trouble printing an A2 print on A1 roll.
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2011, 07:30:28 AM »

Thanks Alan, I managed to sort it by just resetting everything and using the user defined box in the driver to add another profile with the A2 diminsions which now works great.
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