How to Print on Film Scraps with CorelDRAW
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Some printer models load film to the right side of the media loader while others center load.
Using a right side loading printer, setup an art board to match the dimensions of your film scrap. Depending on the width and height of that film scrap choose any sheet media size in AccuRIP that is larger than those dimensions. Click Apply to save that change.
For this example we are printing to a 7” x 6” film scrap. I’ll set AccuRIP to Letter size media.
When ready to print, choose the AccuRIP Emerald print driver, check Use PPD, then click the gear to set a “Postscript Custom Page Size” to match the art board and film dimensions. In this example the film dimension are 7×6”, to keep the proper orientation I will choose long edge first. When setting up custom page sizes choose short edge when the width is less than the height. Choose long edge when the width is greater than the height. All right side media loading printers begin printing from the zero origin point always located in the upper left corner for all sheet media sizes.
Emerald shows the print preview and location.
Center media loading printers can achieve this level of control by simply setting up the image “centered” in art boards that match stock media sizes.
In this example I have a scrap of film that is 4″ x 12″. I’ll set AccuRIP to 11×17 media.
Create an art board to match the width and height of the film scrap. Choose the AccuRIP Emerald print driver, click use PPD, then set media to 11×17 to match the Emerald media setting. Go to the Layout Tab, select “Reposition artwork to”, then choose Top center.
Having an image properly centered on an expected media size allows AccuRIP to print that image successfully to any size film scrap.
Emerald shows the print preview and location exactly where the user expects it to be centered.
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