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Designjet 1050C What paper size do I select f I am using a 36" roll ? I cannot print a 8.5 x 11 on the plotter

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The plotter measures the media automatically. There is no size setting,only type of media.If you want to print on 8.5x 11 only a few times,load a sheet to print on by simply lifting the cover an aligning the sheet on the blue lines ,on the right side.If you plot a lot,I suggest get a 11" x 150' roll.
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