Plotters only print 36 by any length. Therefore, do not set your width to 48 inches and expect the printer to print. Format
your projects based on landscape or portrait so you do not have problems printing them.
- Select the Printer you wish to print from using the drop down menu. Once selected
- The Paper/Quality tab/window will appear. Under Paper Options select your document size
using the drop down menu. If you do not see the size of your project, you will have to Click Custom
and input a new custom size, for example: 36x52. Make sure you save the custom size and give it the name of your
designated size "36x52". After you have saved it, select your custom size from the drop down menu.
- Next, select the tab Features and locate the section Roll Options. Make sure nothing is checked
as shown in the screen shot.
- Next select the tab Color. Note: You should not have to change settings within this window. All
Color Options should be set by default. Please use this screen shot as a guide to make sure your
settings mirror these. If not, please make sure your settings mirror these before clicking OK . Click OK to continue.
- You are almost done, locate the Page Handling category and make sure
"Choose paper source by PDF page size"
is "unchecked" (It should be unchecked by default). Next, uncheck or check Auto-Rotate and Center depending on how you
formatted your drawing. For instance, using the screen shot below, you can see the picture in Print Preview is printing in portrait
and looks to be confined in a small area. In this particular instance, unchecking Auto Rotate and Center will not yield desired
results. However, please look at the next screen shot below...
- This screen shot shows the same image but with Auto-Rotate and Center selected, it formats the picture to print correctly based on
how the drawing was created.
It is important to note that the printers only print what you create. You are responsible for formatting your
drawing so that you have desired results. The student is responsible for using sound judgment before sending a job to printer, paying close
attention to how their file was setup and how they would like it to print (landscape or portrait).