Design & Print

Design & Print Tips: Ideas To Try

Design & Print Tips

Ideas To Try

Is your print settings set to print ‘actual size’? Having your printer set to ‘Fit’ or a Percentage for example 98% will also affect the printing layout & position

Click ‘File’ then ‘Print’ Click ‘Page Setup’ at the bottom of the settings – Click on the margins tab & Here you will see the Margins that your printer currently set to, In here you make adjustments to align the print to one side or the other for example increase the left margin size to move the text right or decrease it to move your text left. You can also make a similar adjustment for more your Text up & down the page, for example Increase the Top margin value to move your text down the page or Decrease it to bring it up the page.

Drying Problems on an Inkjet? Try adjusting the DPI of the print, this should reduce the amount of ink being laid onto the sheet & should help with the drying process.

Try Printing through the bypass tray? (if your printer has one) Some Printers print more accurately through the bypass, this tray is designed to accept thicker materials such as labels and offers a straighter path through your printer by bypassing one or more feed rollers, which should reduce the chances of your label sheets rotating slightly as they are printed. So this is worth a try to test the position of your print.

Laser and Inkjet printer have an accuracy of +/- 1mm, so make sure you leave a good margin around your design or text to allow for this. If your text is going right to the edge of the label consider reducing the font size or word positioning.

Most Laser printers have an alternative setting for ‘labels’; this changes the default paper setting from 80gsm. On the screen that appears before you print look for the ‘properties’ or ‘settings’ option where you will find a selection of ‘material’ settings. Choosing the ‘labels’ setting will slow down the printer and will alter the temperature of the fuser unit, so that more energy is supplied to the labels. This bonds the toner to the surface of the labels. If you use the ‘normal paper’ settings then the toner may rub off easily because there has not been enough energy to bond it correctly.

Some Copier Printers have a thickness setting that also will affect the print Speed, Try setting your printer to ‘Thick 2’ or ‘Thick 3’ to slow down the printing process, this should reduce any printer feeding slip & could increase the image printing quality.