Can't print background color

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Postby playshop » May 4th, 2011, 10:39 am

I'm on a MacBook Pro using Art Text V2.3.1, printing to an Epson Stylist Photo R320.
I selected color in preferences and it appears on the page but when I print, there is background color around the words.
When I export and open in Photoshop CS5, there is a background color and I can print, but that doesn't make any sense to have to print from another program.
The help file has no listing for Print.
Thanks,
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Postby Jean-Jacques Boutaud » May 4th, 2011, 1:07 pm

Hi playshop
The color well in the preferences panel is not here to set the document background color but to simulate how your document would look if placed over this color: say, you design a "transparent" logo and wish to see how it will look when printed on color papers or added to a website banner background.
To set the "real" document background color, add a new layer using a shape (square, rectangle…) then fill this shape with the color you wish to use. Don't forget to move this background layer at the very bottom (renaming this layer something like "background" is not a bad idea ;^)).
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Postby playshop » May 4th, 2011, 1:11 pm

Thank you,
I will try this method
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Postby playshop » May 6th, 2011, 3:21 pm

Next Issue.
THe new layer with the background color works fine.
When I try to print to a 4 X 6 photo paper, I select 4 X 6 in page setup and when I go to print, The default page is 8 1/2 X 11. I can't figure out how to make it print on a 4 X 6.
What is the trick to printing on the paper size I need?

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Postby Nick » May 7th, 2011, 1:36 am

It looks like a bug. I experience the same problem. Try to export your design to a file and print using another application.

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Postby playshop » May 7th, 2011, 5:59 pm

I will try that. But doesn't that defeat the purpose of being able to print in Art text?
How can we get the programmers at Art Text to address this issue?
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Postby Nick » May 10th, 2011, 2:43 am

This problem to the bug list. I hope it will be fixed in the next update.

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Postby playshop » May 12th, 2011, 1:07 pm

Do you have any idea when hat will be?
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Postby Nick » May 13th, 2011, 5:17 am

I don't know when this problem will be corrected.

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