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Author Topic: Virtual cut of 0,4 mm from a 24"/61cm roll - Why?  (Read 5157 times)
Thomas Krüger
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« on: July 21, 2009, 02:56:03 PM »

I'm running 24" / 61cm paper rolls on a HP Z3100 and setting the paper size on the printer on Super D/A1 format, that is 610 x 914 mm. Calculating the 5 mm border at left and right side at the Z3100 I should end up with a useable width of 600 mm.

Opening Qimage I get a useable paper size of 599,6 x 904,4 mm. But looking at the Print Properties Qimage says 600 x 904 mm. Why?

Next thing: Setting up a print size of 200 x 300 mm, two prints doesn't get aligned horizontally because of the missing 0,4 mm.
If I specify a print size of 200 x 299,8 mm, the prints get aligned. Now comes the curious thing: I close and reopen Qimage and the same print size of 200 x 299,8 mm specified before is rounded up to 200 x 300 mm, and the prints are aligned horizontally as before.

That freaky little distance of 0,4 mm seems to float around somewhere between the program lines of Qimage...    Grin

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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2009, 04:15:37 PM »

The 599.6 is the size as reported by the print driver.  If you need/want 600, you'll have to make modifications to the driver settings so that the driver gives you 600mm.  Qimage will allow you to enter a print size using fractions of a millimeter but it'll display the size rounded to the nearest millimeter: the display boxes are not wide enough to display the fraction.

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