Printer cutting off 5 inches from finished size from InDesign
I have a co-worker who has a file that has printed fine in the past. She opened the file and re-saved it with some modifications and then printed to a large HP plotter. This has always worked in the past, however, yesterday the plotter cut off 5 inches of her 24 x 36 inch plot. Any ideas?
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Try to rotate from lanscape to portrait, or if plotting form Acrobat check auto rotate and denter from the properties. Since it pltted before and no resizing was don it has to be the printer preferences.
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go to start -> settings -> printer an faxes
- > click file
- > server propertiess
-> click on create a new form
-> give new name 8.5x6
-> set width 8.50in and height 6.00in
- >save and exit
open crystal report
-> file -> printer set up
-> click properties > click advance
- > select paper size into 8.5x6 and save
Hi The A4 paper size is an internationally used paper format. Although not often used in America, it is by far the most commonly and widely circulated paper size. At 8 1/4 inches by 11 3/4 inches, it is similar though not quite identical to the American standard U.S. letter size, which is 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches. Because of its ubiquity, all printers and programs have the ability to handle the size, and getting a printer to print to it is a matter of adjusting the settings.Put the A4 sized paper into the automatic feeder in the printer. You may have to adjust the tray guides to fit the paper in snugly. Close the tray firmly when finished.
Step 2.Set the printer to register the A4 sized paper inside the the tray. This varies from printer to printer but generally involves going into the print menu, scrolling to the automatic feeder and designating the tray as an A4 tray.Step 3.Select "File" and then "Page setup" in the program you are using.Step 4.lick on the drop down menu next to paper size and choose "A4.Step 5.Select "File" and then "Print." Click the "Print Summary" button to ensure the file is set to print to the A4 size.
you need to create a forms for your specified paper size. 1.open printer and faxes in win xp. 2.file...server properties...create a new form(check) 3.type a name for forms 4.type a size in below boxes...(like 10 x 12 paper , width is 10 inch, height is 12 inch) 5.save it 6.close 7.rht click the printer...device setting tab... select a form name in the tray . 8.it will work
What is the page setup in the Indesign Program? Sounds like is is trying to print to the standard paper size of 8.5 X 11. See if the program allows you to change the page set up to 12"X66" to match the banner.
Hope this helps...
On the machines control panel set to sheet fed (pressing the left button will change from Sheet, roll and roll with cut). In the print settings select your paper profile. On the page setup choose sheet. In the pull down menu you should only have basic paper sizes, no custom size. choose 20x30 and try again.
You didn't mention paper size, so my apologies if you are using a sheet that will accommodate bleeds and just didn't mention it. This is the simple answer.
If you printing on 8.5 x 11 paper, you can't get a full bleed. You'll need to print on a larger paper size, like tabloid, and trim your 8.5 x 11 size out of that. There are no printers, even commercial offset printers, that can bleed an 8.5 x 11 design on an 8.5 x 11 sheet. There must be trim in order to get the bleed. it 'bleeds' off the edges of the design.
This is from the InDesign help file. I think it explains what you're experiencing:
When you place a graphic, its original file is not actually copied into a document. Instead, InDesign adds a screen-resolution version of the file to the layout, so that you can view and position the graphic, and creates a link, or file path, to the original file on disk. When you export or print, InDesign uses the links to retrieve the original graphics, creating the final output from the full resolution of the originals. Links can help minimize the size of a document by storing graphics outside the document file. After placing a graphic, you can use it many times without significantly increasing the size of the document; you can also update all links at once. If the bitmap image you place is 48K or smaller, InDesign automatically embeds the full-resolution image, instead of the screen-resolution version in your layout. InDesign displays these images in the Links palette, so that you can control versions and update the file whenever you like; however, the link is not necessary for optimal output. Note: If you move a document to another folder or disk (for example, if you take it to a service provider), be sure you also move the linked graphics files; they are not stored inside the document. You can copy all related files automatically, using the Preflight and Package features.
From the computer, open the document to be printed within an application program.
Click on [File] on the toolbar, and then click [Print]. The Print window will be displayed.
Click on the [Properties] button, or the [Printing Preferences] button. The Properties or Printing Preferences window will be displayed.
Click on the [Paper / Quality] tab.
NOTE: Most applications will automatically provide the page size information to the driver. If not, steps 8 - 10 describe how to create a custom page size.
Select the required paper size from the Document Size pull down menu, if available.
If the required custom paper size is not available click on the [My Customer Sizes…] button.
To create a new custom paper size setting click on the [New] button.
In the Name field enter the name to be given to the custom paper size. For example 127 mm x 394 mm (5 in. x 10 in.)
In the Width field enter the width of the custom paper size.
NOTE: The width should always be the short edge of the paper. For example, if the custom size is 127 mm by 394 mm (5 inches by 10 inches), the width must be set to 127 mm (5 inches) regardless of the orientation of the document or the feed method on the printer.
In the Height field enter the height of the custom paper size.
NOTE: The height should always be the long edge of the paper. For example, if the custom size is 127 mm by 394 mm (5 inches by 10 inches), the height must be set to 394 mm (10 inches) regardless of the orientation of the document or the feed method on the printer.
Click on [Save]
Click on [Close].
Select the required paper size from the Document Size pull down menu.
Click on [OK] twice to print
From a Mac OSx:
Click on [File] on the application toolbar, and then click on [Page Setup]. The Page Setup window will be displayed.
From the Printer Description pull-down menu, select the correct PPD file for your printer.
Select the custom paper size for your document from the Paper Size pull-down menu.
If the required custom paper size is not available click on the [Manage Custom Sizes…]. The Custom Page Sizes window will be displayed
To create a new custom paper size setting click on the [+] button.
Double click on [Untitled] and enter the name to be given to the custom paper size.
At the Page Size field enter the width and height of the custom paper size.