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1  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Print to File on: August 09, 2022, 09:24:32 PM
You are my hero!

Everything seems to be with my Qimage as it should be.  For that I thank you and Fred, again, and again!

2  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Print to File on: August 09, 2022, 08:16:59 PM
I'm most pleased to report that I'm making progress.  Mike's first suggestion didn't work as it acted just as if I were to use the setting under the "File" menu to change Print to File to Printer.  It made the change but that change only lasted less than a second.

However, when I opened Qimage while holding down the shift key all information under the "Job Properties" on the right indicated my HP printer.  Under "Printer:" is my HP Designjet z3100.
I'd say that was the perfect fix.  However, there's still a little mystery on the right side of the screen, under "Folders".  I can't seem to have it generate the thumb images under a folder but only the file names. 

Bringing down the "Thumb/Raw Builder" and clicking on the "Rebuild all thumbs..." didn't result in any change; it still shows only file names.

I'm getting close to solving all this, thanks to you both.
3  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Print to File on: August 09, 2022, 06:18:19 PM
None of this bodes well for HP.  I've had other issues with their drivers and when making inquiry to HP they just say that they no longer service my printer, although they have no problem selling me its twelve print cartridges at $80+ a pop.
I've used Qimage for years for my printing and would still like to do so.  Were I to revert back to earlier versions of Qimage do you think it would be more friendly toward my z3100?
Any suggestions to make the two work together would be appreciated.
Thanks again,
4  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Print to File on: August 09, 2022, 04:05:10 PM
Thank you Fred for addressing this issue.  I'm using the Z3100 HP printer.
I did as you mentioned but I get the same results.  It changes the Print to File to my HP printer, holds for about 1/2 second and then reverts back to Print to File.  It seems that it is fixated on Print to File and I can't get rid of it.
Still seeking help...

5  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Print to File on: August 08, 2022, 09:37:44 PM
I can't seem to eliminate the "Print to File" under the "Printer" heading in my "Printers and Settings" section of Qimage Ultimate.  I've read in this forum that all I have to do is go to the "File" and change the setting to from "Print to File" to "printer".  I do so and for an instant it changes Print to File to the printer I'm using (HP DesignJet, 24") and its associated parameters.  That last for about 1/2 second and then it reverts back to "Print to File".  However many times I attempt to change it under the "File" menu it always reverts back to "Print to File".

Any suggestion to rectify this issue would be most appreciated.   Thanks.

6  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: I am a newbie and I cannot print (2) 11x17 portrait images on a 24x18 landscape on: August 31, 2014, 03:30:27 PM
Although our printers are different, you just might find your answer hidden in the recent thread, "Portrait orientation when I want Landscape".
Good luck.
7  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Portrait orientation when I want Landscape on: August 31, 2014, 03:26:54 PM
Such a solution!  Who would have thought?!
Thank you Fred, Brian, Geraldo and mostly Ernst for finally coming up with the solution.
The driver's specs for the 24" roll is stated as 23.88".  So, when I inserted a dimension of 24" thinking the logic of a 24" roll, the driver "thought" the only way Howard was going to get prints on a 24" paper is to make what Howard thinks is a "landscape" orientation, into a "portrait".  Out fooled!

8  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: I am a newbie and I cannot print (2) 11x17 portrait images on a 24x18 landscape on: August 31, 2014, 02:42:16 AM
I feel for you.  I seem to have a similar problem.  Four 5x7 images in Landscape orientation on a 24" roll keeps coming out as portrait with a lot of wasted paper.  Hopefully we'll find a solution.
9  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Portrait orientation when I want Landscape on: August 30, 2014, 09:01:06 PM
The "name" that I applied to that setting is 24x8, but the actual size is, yes, something slightly less than that, as you've noted from my attached image.  You'll also note that Qimage is showing all four approx size 5x7 images aligned as they should be, in Landscape view.  I presume that Qimage is getting this information form my HP setup, where I established the "24x8" print frame in Landscape view. 
Looking at my HP setup image, it is shown that Landscape is checked (as it should be) and the print size is the 24x8 stipulated.  In this image is the first sign that something may be wrong.  You'll notice in my other screenshot of the HP setup a small window showing how the paper on the roll will be cut, Portrait and not Landscape.  Assuming that just that corner "portrait" picture isn't really what's going to happen to my print, as everything is set up for Landscape, I proceeded with the print process asking the software to first show me a preview.  Gads, that's when the preview also shows in portrait orientation of my requested landscape print. 
I went through this process several times changing my HP setup in different configurations and each time it failed to give me the requested Landscape view.  I finally decided to go ahead and allow it to print.  Mistake.  It spit out a 24x24 chunk of paper with two small 5x7 prints lined up one on top the other before I could get the machine to stop printing.
Having now made up many different sizes under different names (as the 24x8), I sought to delete some of them.  To quickly get to the folder where such information is stored in Qimage, I clicked on the "Utilities" of Qimage to locate the folder.  The rest of that story is stated in my first inquiry on this forum yesterday.  It hints that something may be amiss in Qimage. 
Before I uninstall and reinstall both Qimage and my HP Utility, it is my hope that someone here may shortcut my possible solutions, or, at best, pinpoint what I've done wrong.
Thanks again.
10  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Portrait orientation when I want Landscape on: August 30, 2014, 05:16:02 PM
The second image:
11  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: Portrait orientation when I want Landscape on: August 30, 2014, 05:15:12 PM
Thank you both for your input. 
It is my hope that the two jpg images of my screen within Qimage and the HP Z3100 setup will clarify my problem.  Please note that orientation within the HP setup as well as Qimage is set at Landscape, but, it prints as Portrait.
Please find my error and/or suggest a workaround.

Note: Both these images are less than 200kb, but I seem not to be able to add them both in this replay.  So, I'll send another "reply" just to upload the second image to the post.  I fear that if I were to reduce the images sizes any more you'll be unable to read the script.
12  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Portrait orientation when I want Landscape on: August 29, 2014, 06:30:14 PM
Using HP Z3100 with 24" roll however I set up the size of my paper, on the preview it comes out portrait orientation.  Example:  four 4x6 postcards will have all 4x6 images lined up along the right side irrespective that clearly Landscape is checked.  I end up wasting a lot of paper.
Is this something that can be corrected within Qimage (v. 2014.255) or does the problem rest with HP Utility?
In searching for an answer within Qimage I went to "Utilities" on the tool bar and then clicked on "Migrate/Copy Application data...".  This was mostly to locate data on my C drive to eliminate the many print size options that I made in trying to get around the orientation issue.  Doing so, however, resulted in, "Access violation at address 75D71602 in Module 'shell32.dll'.  Read of address 01AA9CA."  I have no idea what this could mean but could hint toward the direction to solve my orientation dilemma in that perhaps something within my Qimage setup got corrupted?
Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated.
13  Technical Discussions / Computer Hardware / Re: where to find Qimage files? on: September 06, 2013, 01:49:01 PM
Thank you.  That should do it.
14  Technical Discussions / Computer Hardware / where to find Qimage files? on: September 05, 2013, 11:46:06 PM
I had harddrive failure on my C-drive.  In re-installing a new drive I'd like to find, copy and paste any files generated by Qimage Ultra, including templates that I may have made in Qimage, into the appropriate place on the new drive.  Could someone please offer suggestions as to where on the backup c-drive I may find those files?  Thanks.
15  Mike's Software / Qimage Ultimate / Re: help eliminate 3-inch paper waste using rolls on HP Q3100 on: August 17, 2011, 03:18:02 PM
I appreciate your information.  To my knowledge I have the latest driver installed on my HP Designjet Z3100 24" Printer.  Sorry about the "Q".  How did that happen... Shocked
I do get the option to not cut the initial lead off a roll, but I fail to find a means to prevent that last 3" cut and was particularly excited when the printer made the cut from the QI application at the conclusion of the printed image and then peeled off an extra 3" to cut again, as though it just couldn't let go without wasting more material.
As said, I'm new to QImage and that first use of the program to print the two 8.5x11 on 24" paper was also my last print.  I should mention that I'm also fairly new to my Z (aka Q) 3100 printer.  I was just holding back from further printing giving this inquiry a chance to cast more light on the situation.
I'll check back periodically in the hope that someone has a quick fix to the wasted 3" and in the meantime continue printing through QI, and learning.  Also, should I find resolution to the wasted-3 by accident, or other, I'll report here to keep it in record should someone else have the problem.
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