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Riccardo Sinti
Printing a pamphlet, front and back pages dont register
on Dec 21, 2005 at 11:22:52 pm

Printing from PS7 to a cheap lexmark Z715 ink jet printer.
I have laid out the front and back pages to be printed and the tri folded into a pamphlet.
I print on the front and then the back but the sides do not register.
The printer prints about 1/4inch off skewd towards the top of the page.
How do I set up photshop to offfest this or is it a printer setting?
It seems most printers I use do this offset from center.
Do I just have to do the offset in my PS layout?
How come I cant get stuff to print dead center.

This is probably an easy question.

Thanks


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Troy E. Parker
Re: Printing a pamphlet, front and back pages dont register
on Dec 23, 2005 at 12:25:38 am

Hi,

Without a deeper knowledge of your particular printer, I would say that the preset minimum printer margin (one that cannot be removed unless the printer can print borderless) is the issue here.

If you pages are not registering correctly due to this margin, try flipping the one of the graphics 180 degrees (to match the Landscape or Portrait format) in PS to have them register correctly. Which one you flip will be up to you as determined by the layout, and where you want the margin to show.

I have had similar issues in the past for quick in-house jobs, and to clean up the blank edge, I have either trimmed prior to folding or added a step fold (with an interesting graphic on underlying page) to the design and then trimmed the excess paper.

Experiment with both the design and printer to get the best results from your available resources!

Merry Christmas,
Troy

troy@crossmediacorp.com
http://www.crossmediacorp.com


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