These direct-to-card printers do not print right to the edge because of the way the print head comes down on the card. There will always be a white boarder on the card especially if your graphics are dense. The only solution to this issue is to re-design your artwork so that the image fades at the edges of the card so the white boarder is not obvious, or purchase a re-transfer printer which will give you true over the edge printing.
I know when I am using my pro-l I have to go to printer properties and click yes to print edge to edge. When you choose which printer next to the printer option should say properties, click on properties then at bottom click on advanced, they will be a list of options toward bottom one should be print edge to edge it will say no, click on the no and change to yes. See if that helps you. Thanks
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Access the printer-driver settings (Windows=>Devices and Printers=>Right-click on device, select "Printing Preferences"). Next, click the "Image Transfer" tab. Here you can make some adjustments to the image position - both vertically and horizontally.
If this doesn't help, double-check your page-size and print-parameters in your software. You should be outputting to a "CR80" sized card, and (if present) your margin settings should be 0 for all of top, bottom, left, and right.
If that doesn't help, then you may have to perform ribbon and/or film calibrations. These are available through the "Self Test" menus within the Printer Information screen of the (free) Fargo Workbench Utility program.
it depends how much edge to edge you want, its a direct to card printer and will not print all the way to the edge 100%. you can get it close by adjusting the horizonal settings, but to get true edge to edge you need the HDP printers.
please go to the print preferences and card there you will the card adjustment card size print width print length and card type are all there you can make your ajusment there and also patriot or lanscap
The Fargo DTC550 will not be able to print an "over the edge" card. Any Direct To Card printers will have a white line on the edges. There are several printers that are able to print covering the entire card, those printers are called Reverse Transfer or Fargo's High Definition Printers. One printer that I do recommend is the Fargo HDP5000, you can read more about it at: http://printers.idcardgroup.com/productdetails.aspx?item=hdp5000
Make sure that your hopper card thickness guage (located on the right side of the hopper) is set to 30 ml or above if you are using standard 30 ml PVC cards. You may also need to clean the printer with a Fargo printer cleaning kit for this printer.
Also check to make sure to check your PVC cards. Sometimes they have too much static and can stick together not allowing them to feed. Fan the cards before placing them back in the hopper to make sure they are not sticking. In this process, try not to touch the printing surface of the cards as oils from skin will cause defective printing results.
You might go to the print driver settings to change the way the printer prints the card. This can be found in the printing preferences. Go to the device options tab and choose "rotate front 180 degrees". Then print a card. This may fix the problem.
If not, try downloading the latest print driver from www.fargo.com.
Set the roll size to 44 inch, set your left margin to 0 (in your preprint software), experiment. With margins set at 0, using Onyx Productionhouse 7.3, the 9800 will print approx 41.8 inch image on 42 inch roll 43.8 on 44, etc. This is considered borderless printing. No matter what size roll you tell the printer it has in it, it will print to about an eighth to a sixteenth of an inch short of the paper's actual edge (that's the left side of the roll paper coming out of the printer - the right side of the print). If you load, for example, a 36 inch roll, tell the printer its a 44 inch roll, and send a 40 inch wide print, with a left margin of 0 it will print around 35.8 inches, cutting off the image just before it would overprint and get ink on the machine (1/8 - 1/16inch before the edge of your 36 inch stock). It is possible that these tollerances will be different depending on what software you send your images with... hope this helps!
Ribbon breaking continuously is caused by 2 common problems.
1. The printhead is going down before OR after the card has passed through.
You would know this when you open your cover, and unlock you printhead, is the break before or after the card? Try printing the test page from the driver. That doesn't print "Edge to Edge" so if this is the problem, it should not break.
2. The print head heat settings are too high.
If this is so, you can change this on the printers menu panel.
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