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Author Topic: Specifying uneven borders  (Read 5649 times)
Thomas Krüger
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« on: August 02, 2009, 05:37:06 AM »

Printing several images with a textline on the lower border on one big sheet of paper I run into a small problem: it's not possible to activate the printing of edges as cutting marks.
On this example I print two 20x30cm sheets on a 61cm/24" paper roll. I use a template with freehand print placement and floating text on the lower border. Freehand print placement because I want a larger lower border for the text. Obviously I can't activate the printing of edges, since they are printed around the image.

A solution would be to define a larger lower border (instead of the existing symmetrical border) and setting the floating text inside the border, to activate the cutting edges.
Right now I measure the borders after printing to apply a mark for the paper cutting. Not a big problem, but using printing edges from Qimage would be more comfortable.

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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2009, 08:19:21 AM »

Another solution from the program MatWorks! from Giorgio Trucco, that I use to calculate my mat cuttings:
Here you can define a larger bottom border for the matting style with the options "Bottom Weighted" and "Double Bottom Weighted". I think the larger bottom border is calculated with a percent value. Would that be an option for the border setup in Qimage?

Link to MatWorks! for all do-it-yourself mat cutters:
http://www.giorgiotrucco.com/matworks.html

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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2009, 03:56:00 PM »

Hey, you discovered the lifesaver of the century also!!  Been using it for years.
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2009, 07:06:21 AM »

This was just a comparison to explain how MatWorks! creates a larger lower border.

But indeed, the software is a time saver with the traditional mat cutters. My next machine will be an Esterly Standard mat cutting system from www.speed-mat.com.
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