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Posted: September 3rd, 2007, 7:45 pm
by REM
I have been printing from BCC for quite a while with no problem

I started to experiment with printing on both sides Initially I had no problem, but I saved the file as a new file and made some changes to the back side of the card.

When I print the card, it is printing the card smaller than the card should be.
82 X 46 vs 89 X 50

I am printing to Avery 8869 card stock which tells me to use template 8373.

In the BCC dialogue box I have selected Print Sides Both, Duplex Printing Order and Print as Raster Image.

Posted: September 4th, 2007, 2:55 am
by Nick
Hi REM,

We have both paper stocks listed in BCC. I tried printing - the size of cards was correct. Probably your card was scaled down by the printer driver. Check its settings. When you are printing, don't use any print presets, set presets to standard.

Nick

Posted: September 4th, 2007, 9:36 am
by REM
The printer I am using is an Hp Business Inkjet 1200dn.
This printer is capable of printing Duplex, printing one side and then the other without any help from me.

When I print only the front side, the size comes out fine. When I print Duplex the size is smaller than it should be.

The back side is rotated 180 degrees but that should be no problem as I can rotate the image the same amount.

Settings in HP driver
Copies & pages Copies 8
Pages All
Layout Pages per sheet 1
Layout Direction First Icon
Border None
Scheduler Print Document Now
Priority Medium
Paper Handling Page order Automatic
Print All
Detination size Paper Scale to fit Paper size
Color Sync Color Conversion Standard
Quartz Filter None
Cover Page Print Cover page None
Two Sides Printing Check box checked
Binding First Icon checked
Paper type/Quality Paper Paper type HP Brochure & Flyer Matte
Quality best
Color color Smart/sRGB
Color Options Saturation 20
Brightness 0
Color tone 0
Digital Photo all Standard
Ink Ink Volume middle mark selected
Dry Time 4 mark selected
Driver information Version # 2.7.1
Business Card composer Start from card 1
Cut lines & dotted marks Selected

Posted: September 5th, 2007, 6:14 am
by Nick
Hi REM,

Please check the version of BCC, is it 4.3 ?

In Paper Handling settings, you have Destination size Paper: Scale to fit Paper size. Maybe this option causes scaling - try to choose "Use documents paper size".

Did you try printing when the raster printing mode was turned off?

The back side is rotated 180 degrees but that should be no problem as I can rotate the image the same amount.

Probably, you have selected wrong binding option (Layout section). Choose Long-edged binding.

Nick

Posted: September 5th, 2007, 7:53 am
by REM
the version of BCC is 4.3

In paper handling it insists that the "use documents Paper size" size is A4 rather than US letter
that is why I have chosen destination size Paper.

Haven't tried to print with raster printing mode off but it works that way fine when printing one side only.

Posted: September 5th, 2007, 8:16 am
by Nick
In paper handling it insists that the "use documents Paper size" size is A4 rather than US letter
that is why I have chosen destination size Paper.

Leave A4 and see if the card size at duplex printing is correct.

Nick

Posted: September 5th, 2007, 12:28 pm
by REM
Keeping it as A4 appears to have worked as far as size, I printed it to regular paper rather than card stock, Will now try it with card stock and see what happens.