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Accurate printing

Discussion in 'Digital Photography & Imaging' started by Neetie, Apr 21, 2019.

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  1. Neetie

    Neetie Thread Starter

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    have a pc with windows 7 and an hp laser jet printer.

    I am a quilter and am able to download designs to print..these have to be accurate and usually provide a 1 inch square to test for accurate printing..my square is measuring 15/16 ths of an inch. How do I make this 1 inch. I am not very tech savvy.I would be grateful for any help with this
     
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  2. Noyb

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    I asked my wife why she would want to print a design to an accurate size.
    She said she doesn’t know and would let me do it :D

    I know I’ve had to change a size or two, usually enlarge to bigger paper than my printer can handle.

    Can you upload your pattern … Or link me to it ???
    I would help if I could see it ?

    Your HP should have a way to print to size, but I’m not familiar with HP printers any more.

    I’d use Irfanview and tell the HP to print to a custom size ...
    or use the default size of the image as determined by the dpi of the picture
     

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    If you go to quiltingandwhatnot.com. HST s ( half square triangles) you can download a sheet of these whatever size you want..let’s say 2 inches finished. It is a technique called foundation piecing...you sew through the paper and it is very accurate..as long as the printed sheet is accurate.
     
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    My Wife says it's called "Paper Piecing" .... I'll let you argue that with her :D :D
    I assume your not using a heavyweight paper ...
    that can cause vertical size accuracy problems in portrait mode.

    Are you trying to print the downloaded pdf ... at actual size ???
    My first thought ... HP and pdf might not like each other.
    Second thought ... Your missing something in the HP print routine.

    Try Printing the attached jpg with your HP.
    I used Irfanview to convert the pdf to jpeg ....
    and used Irfanview to print both the pdf and jpg on my Epson printer ....
    and 1" was 1"
     

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    Thanks Noyb
    FYI it is paper piecing on your side of the pond..here in the UK it is foundation....
    Are you saying that I need to convert the PDF file to an image jpeg in order to get the right size and that Irfan view is the way to do it.
    As I said before I am not very good at these things.I have downloaded and installed Irfanview but I don't know what to do now.I hope Im not being too much of a nuisance.
    I did download your file and printed it but it came up very small indeed about half size..
    I did not use very thin paper for the printing..it is easier to sew with the thin paper but ordinary paper works fine
    Does your wife do paper piecing? I think you answered a quilting related image query from me some years ago and you sent me a picture of your wife's workroom.
     
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    She hasn't done piecing in a long time.
    It's really a mess in her room now ... Hazard area.

    Open the jpg in Irfanview and tell it to File > Print .... With the attached settings.
    Letter Paper size >> Portrait Mode >> Original size (from dpi).
    Size on Paper should read 8.24 x 10.77

    Any better ????

    I'm beginning to think the problem is HP's Print routine ????
    What's the model number of your HP printer ???
    I'm hoping someone with a similar printer will help here.
     

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    If you're using Adobe Reader to perform the printing ...
    Look at your print settings ... (attached)

    If I use .... Fit > Paper source by pdf page size .... I get a 31/32 inch square.
    My wife's flexible quilting ruler is in 16ths ...
    If I wasn't looking real close, I might be tempted to call it 15/16th.

    If I use ... Actual size >> Paper source by pdf size ... I get a 1 inch square.

    "Fit" in any Print routine means the default print size will most likely be changed.
     

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