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Author Topic: How to use a template when using long roll paper  (Read 13963 times)
johnny hulgan
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« on: August 09, 2011, 06:51:09 PM »

I print on long roll paper.  I've made a template, after finishing with one image I go back through the process of adding another and it covers the first one up.  I've tried it in Freehand, optimal and template mode. In optimal mode it spreads the images out.  I want to keep the placement the way I made the template.  What am I doing wrong?
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2011, 07:22:24 PM »

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I print on long roll paper.  I've made a template, after finishing with one image I go back through the process of adding another and it covers the first one up.  I've tried it in Freehand, optimal and template mode. In optimal mode it spreads the images out.  I want to keep the placement the way I made the template.  What am I doing wrong?

I would like a few more facts. What printer? What size print?
Did you create a template and add stuff like text or "Photo by...."?
So far I cannot make anything go wrong.
I assume you are using Ultimate.

So I created a roll paper page of 12.5 wide by 21.0 long.
I created a print size of 20.0 x 12.0.
I loaded a template from the thumbs.
I went to the Full Page editor screen and added some Floating text so I know  am using my template.
I went back to the main screen and saved it using the "L" button for Layout.

Now I closed Qimage and made believe I was starting fresh.
I opened Qimage, and opened my saved template from the Print Properties/Custom menu.
I added one image to the template, then another, then another, and another, and each one is in a fresh template copy as proved by my Floating Text appearing in every image.

How are you doing it?

Fred
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2011, 07:27:17 PM »

The size I'm using now is 16x70.  I printing a dance and made a template with 4 ws and 1-5x7.  I want it to stay a 8x10 size for packaging.  I do one with all the same image, I then go to custom and find my template click it and it covers the first one, I have freehand clicked.  I then do the same and have optimal clicked and it spreads all the images out.  I want it to work like the package printer in photoshop. 
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« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2011, 07:46:21 PM »

No freehand!!  Save your template and load the template as I outlined in my previous post.
No Freehand mode. That's why one picture is going on top of the other.

Should work fine.

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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2011, 07:51:09 PM »

I don't need text on the images. 
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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2011, 07:52:41 PM »

I'm using different images each time.  They just cover up the first one.
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2011, 07:58:19 PM »

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I'm using different images each time.  They just cover up the first one.

The text was just a Proof method. I didn't mean to advise you to use text if you don't need it.

The images may appear to be replacing each other, but they are making page 2, page 3, etc. Look in the queue tab.

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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2011, 08:51:44 PM »

Yes, I noticed that it was making different pages.  How do I get it all on one?
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2011, 10:53:30 PM »

I believe a "template" is page oriented. If you add photos that don't have an empty template space to fit on the current page, then the whole template is created on a new page, and then filled. So you need to fill your original template page with placeholders if you want the page to be filled before you go to the next page.

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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2011, 11:47:43 PM »

What are place holders?
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« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2011, 09:41:47 AM »

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The size I'm using now is 16x70.  I printing a dance and made a template with 4 ws and 1-5x7.  I want it to stay a 8x10 size for packaging.  I do one with all the same image, I then go to custom and find my template click it and it covers the first one, I have freehand clicked.  I then do the same and have optimal clicked and it spreads all the images out.

Johnny,
I need you to explain your print job sizes more clearly for me.
What is ws; wallet size?  So you want 4 wallets and one 5 x 7 inside of an 8 x 10 template?


The larger image is a 5 x 7 print with 4 wallets sitting inside of an 8 x 10 template.
I made "place holders" for the images in the requested sizes placed to fit on the 8 x 10 setup.

See snap.

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« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2011, 10:20:44 AM »

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The larger image is a 5 x 7 print with 4 wallets sitting inside of an 8 x 10 template.
I made "place holders" for the images in the requested sizes placed to fit on the 8 x 10 setup.

Here's your same job without using special templates.
It takes about 4 mouse clicks per page to set this up. I can make page 2, page 3... etc...

Same thing..... one 5 x 7 and 4 wallets on 8 x 10...... on roll paper.

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« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2011, 01:37:48 PM »

Fred the first one you have shown is the way I want it.  The problem is getting more from different images on the 16x70 paper. 
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« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2011, 05:05:16 PM »

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Fred the first one you have shown is the way I want it.  The problem is getting more from different images on the 16x70 paper.
   

So then all you have to do is make your layout as large as you want.
I made two setups on my test page of 21" inches long. I saved that as my layout.
You can make three, four, whatever you like and save as your Layout.
You can probably put two side by side if you have enough width to the roll.

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« Reply #14 on: August 10, 2011, 07:18:19 PM »

Is there anyone on here that is a volume photographer that is using this for printing more than one image at a time.  I've been told not to put in freehand, to put it freehand.  I'm to the point of giving up and looking for a program that can fill my needs. 
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