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Author Topic: Printing Targets  (Read 19943 times)
na goodman
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« on: July 04, 2010, 01:48:10 AM »

I'm trying to print some targets out of QI. I know there is a template I saw for printing targets but I cannot find it again. Also, I have two different targets at different resolutions. Will I be able to print these on the same page if original size is picked? It's important that the resolution doesn't change (I know, you knew that). Thanks in advance for the help.
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« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010, 06:24:34 AM »

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I'm trying to print some targets out of QI. I know there is a template I saw for printing targets but I cannot find it again.
It's not a template but a Saved Job. Use Recall - Job (J)  and look for "{Q} Printer Target Setup.job" in the list, probably at the bottom. OK that to set everything as it should be for a target.
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It's important that the resolution doesn't change
The Print Target Job uses "Original Size" so you should be ok with that.
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Will I be able to print these on the same page if original size is picked?
That depends on what the size of the targets are in relation to the page size, if there's room both can go on the same page but do not alter the size of the prints, leave it at what Original Size gives you.
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« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010, 01:31:05 PM »

Thank you. I ended up just turning sharpness off and CM off but now I'll use the job recall. Do you know why about 15" of canvas was spewed out before the print started? I am using a roll of canvas. I couldn't put them all on at once because I'm still in demo mode and after the first print there would have been a water mark on the target. I need to print more targets but don't want to have the waste in the beginning.
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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010, 03:20:22 PM »

One other question. I did find the job by your instructions. I noticed for the interpolation method vector is selected. Is that what I should go with for the targets instead of hybrid. And once I get the Studio Edition should I pick hybrid SE for targets or use vector as when the job file is selected.
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« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2010, 05:28:33 PM »

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One other question. I did find the job by your instructions. I noticed for the interpolation method vector is selected. Is that what I should go with for the targets instead of hybrid. And once I get the Studio Edition should I pick hybrid SE for targets or use vector as when the job file is selected.

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That target job as found according to Terry's instructions is set up perfectly my Mike Chaney specifically for target printing.
Why mess with the professional setup.
He has chosen Vector because of interpolation parameters that shows Vector having cleaner lines for graphics.
Please just select the JOB for the target printing and use as prescribed.
Consider it a prescription from your doctor.  Cheesy

The JOB already turns off the Smart sharpen and everything gets set at the best possible choices for a clean target print.

As to why the printer spewed out 15" of paper before the print, I can only guess that you have a page size selected, probably from User Defined and set to a large dimension.
The target prints are expecting an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper.

Hope some of this helps.

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« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2010, 09:51:33 PM »

Thanks, I just needed to be sure that was the right setting. Targets look good. I am using roll paper so I'm sure it's something I have set wrong. Can you tell me what would be your suggestion for the very best professional output. Particularly in the sharpening end. I don't want things over sharpened. I do everything in post processing and just want what I see on screen to come out of the printer. All printing is done to an Epson 9800 or 3800. Thanks for all your help.
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« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2010, 09:59:29 PM »

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I do everything in post processing and just want what I see on screen to come out of the printer. All printing is done to an Epson 9800 or 3800.

I assume you are referring to a normal print and not a target.
Leave the default set at 5 for the smart sharpening.
The algorithm automatically compensates for print size.

Have fun.
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2010, 10:14:57 PM »

Yes, that's right. I print professionally for a living so I'm trying to avoid a lot of sampling while I get to know the new software. Remember I'm going from a Mac to a PC so I'm getting used to that plus the software. Consequently all the questions. I really do appreciate everyones patience while I learn my way around QI and the PC. I really will be using it just to run QI and possibly switching the color management software over to the pc also. I just can't take it anymore between Apple, Adobe and Epson on the printing and color management side of things. And really, I'm a Mac person to the core so you can see how desperate I must be. Really this little laptop isn't bad, I just have to upgrade the ram so it can handle the large files. I'll probably also have to put a bigger hard drive in it. You don't think I'll have any trouble with 1 to 1.5G files once I upgrade to 4G of ram and a bigger hard drive do you? It has Vista Business on it and a 1.8 duo core processor. I know Windows 7 uses resources much better but if I were to upgrade the operating system than I may as well start looking at a different pc with DDR3 memory. Don't you think Vista Business will be fine? Sorry, if I'm asking too many questions. I just want to spend $'s in the most productive way. Thanks again.
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2010, 10:18:34 PM »

The requirements of the various forms of Windows is not my forte.
I'm sure there are some Windows people on here that can help in that area.

Fred
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