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 ====== Large Format Printing ====== ====== Large Format Printing ======
 ===== HP Design Jet T1100ps ===== ===== HP Design Jet T1100ps =====
-The HP Design Jet T1100ps printer, located in the Computer Lab, (Room LL22 in the Olin Center) is capable of producing high-resolution prints up to 42" wide, and of limitless length.  ​There are currently two types of paper available in the lab for general printing. ​ One is basic HP poster paper (42" wide) and the other is basic HP High Gloss photo paperThese instructions ​refer specifically to printing to the HP Design Jet T1100 printer from Adobe Photoshop ​7.  The process is very similar with other applications, ​but you’ll have to refer to documentation of the application to find out how to size your document.+The HP Design Jet T1100ps printer, located in the Computer Lab, (Room LL22 in the Olin Center) is capable of producing high-resolution prints up to 40" wide, and of limitless length.  ​Currently there is basic HP matt poster paper (42" wide) in the computer lab.  Semi gloss paper is available by request from the helpdesk The following printing ​instructions ​were created using Adobe Photoshop; the process is very similar with other applications,​ you may need to refer to documentation of the application to find out how to size your document ​appropriately.
 ===== Prepare the Document ===== ===== Prepare the Document =====
-In Photoshop, the first thing you’ll need to dois size and crop your document to proper dimensions for the printer. ​ Keep in mind that in your final image, only one dimension can be larger than 40"​. ​ Although the printer works on a 42" roll, it cannot print edge-to-edge. ​ It’s best to leave at least 1" margins between the size you tell Photoshop to scale the image to, and the size of the paper you tell the printer you want.  To print at the largest possible size, enlarge the document so that the smaller of your two dimensions is exactly 40".+The first thing you’ll need to do is size and crop your document to proper dimensions for the printer. ​ Keep in mind that in your final image, only one dimension can be larger than 40"​. ​ Although the printer works on a 42" roll, it cannot print edge-to-edge. ​ It’s best to leave at least 1" margins between the size you tell Photoshop to scale the image to, and the size of the paper you tell the printer you want.  To print at the largest possible size, enlarge the document so that the smaller of your two dimensions is exactly 40".
  
 === In Photoshop === === In Photoshop ===
   - On the menubar click **Image -> Image Size**.   - On the menubar click **Image -> Image Size**.
   - Make sure **Constrain Proportions** is checked at the bottom of the window.   - Make sure **Constrain Proportions** is checked at the bottom of the window.
-  - In the Document Size box, change the smaller of the two values for Width and Height to 40 Inches.+  - In the Document Size box, change the smaller of the two values for Width and Height to ''​40 Inches''​.
   - Set Resolution to 150 pixels/​inch.   - Set Resolution to 150 pixels/​inch.
   - Click **OK**.   - Click **OK**.
 ===== Set Up Printer ===== ===== Set Up Printer =====
-If you haven’t already added the printer to your computer, do so.  Click Start -> Run, and enter the following: ​ \\printvs01\MHL22H01 \\+If you haven’t already added the printer to your computer, do so.  Click **Start->​Run**(**Windows Key + R**), and enter the following: ​  ​\\ ''​\\printvs02\MHL22H01'' ​\\
 Hit enter and click **Yes** when it asks if you’d like to install the printer. ​ You only need to do this once. Hit enter and click **Yes** when it asks if you’d like to install the printer. ​ You only need to do this once.
 ===== Page Setup ===== ===== Page Setup =====
 Now we’ll tell Photoshop and the printer what size paper you want to print on. Now we’ll tell Photoshop and the printer what size paper you want to print on.
 In Photoshop: In Photoshop:
-  - On the menubar, click **File -> Page Setup**. +  - On the menubar, click **File -> Print...**. 
-  - Click on the **Printer** button+  - Select ​''​\\PRINTVS02\MHL22H01'' ​from the drop down menu. 
-  - Select \\printvs01\MHL22H01 from the drop down menu. +  - Click **Print Settings...** 
-  - Click **Properties…** +  - Select the **Paper/​Quality** tab 
-  - In the Paper box, make sure **Roll** is selected ​with **42 inch roll** in the drop-down ​box next to it+  - In the **Paper Source** ​box, make sure **Roll** is selected
-  Click the drop-down box next to Sizescroll all the way to the bottom and select ​**<<​Edit ​Paper List… >>** +  - Click the drop-down box under **Document Size** and select the size paper you would like to print on.  You may need to select **More...** if your desired size is not immediately shown under the drop-down ​menu
-  - You are now defining a custom paper size to be printed off the roll of paper.  ​You may leave the defaults checked for Used Standards, but make sure that in the Units box, **English (in.)** is checked. +    For the large (42") poster printer (MHL22H01) we recommend using paper size F (28" width by 40" height) for poster printing. 
-  - Enter your paper size in the boxes under Custom ​paper sizes.  Make your dimensions at least 2 inches larger than the image size you specified earlier (this will give you 1" margins, if you want wider margins make these dimensions larger, but remember only one of them can be larger than 42"​.) +    ​For the small (24") poster printer (MHL22H02) we recommend using paper size C (17" width by 22" height) or D (22" width by 34" height) for poster printing. ​ The rest of this guide assumes that you are using the larger T1100 poster printerhowever ​the steps will be the same for the 24" poster printer with reduced sizes. 
-  - Click **OK** +  - If you would like to print a custom size poster 
-  - You should now have something ​that says **Custom ​1: a x b in.** in the box next to size, where a and b are the dimensions you entered in Step 8.  You now need to specify the orientation of your image on the page you have defined. ​ You’ll want to use the settings in Orientation to do this.  You’ll need different settings depending on which dimension in your image is closer to 42" and which dimension is larger. \\ {{:​t1100photshop1.jpg?​300x500|}} \\ +    - Click on the **Advanced** tab 
 +    - Under the **Paper ​Size** drop down box select **PostScript Custom Page Size** 
 +      - You are now defining a custom paper size to be printed off the roll of paper.  ​Make sure that in the Units box, **English (in.)** is checked. 
 +    - Enter your paper size in the boxes under **Custom ​Page Size Dimensions**.  Make your dimensions at least ''​2'' ​inches larger than the image size you specified earlier (this will give you 1" margins, if you want wider margins make these dimensions larger, but remember only one of them can be larger than 42"​.) 
 +    - Click **OK** 
 +    - Click **OK** again if you get the Feature tip regarding any conflicts with margin size 
 +    ​- You should now have an option ​that says **PostScript ​Custom ​Page Size** in the box next to size showing dimensions a x b, where a and b are the dimensions you entered in Step 7c.  ​ 
 +  - You now need to specify the orientation of your image on the page you have defined. ​ You’ll want to use the settings in Orientation ​(found under the Paper/​Quality tab) to do this.  You’ll need different settings depending on which dimension in your image is closer to ''​42"'' ​and which dimension is larger. \\ {{:​t1100photshop1.jpg?​370x500|}} \\ 
   - If Your image is a portrait, select **Portrait.**   - If Your image is a portrait, select **Portrait.**
-    - Then, check the image to the left, and compare it to yours. If both your x and y are less than 42, check the **rotate by 90 degrees** checkbox. +    - Then, check the image to the left, and compare it to yours. If both your x and y are less than ''​42''​, check the **rotate by 90 degrees** checkbox. 
-    - If only your y is larger than 42, leave the box unchecked.+    - If only your y is larger than ''​42''​, leave the box unchecked.
     - If x is larger than y, you have a landscape image, skip down a bit.     - If x is larger than y, you have a landscape image, skip down a bit.
-    - If both are larger than 42, your image and/or paper size is too to print on this printer. \\ {{:​t1100photshop2.jpg?​300x300|}}  \\+    - If both are larger than 42, your image and/or paper size is too large to print on this printer. \\ {{:​t1100photshop2.jpg?​500x310|}}  \\
   - If your image is a landscape, select **Landscape**   - If your image is a landscape, select **Landscape**
-    - Then check the image to the left.  If both x and y are less than 42, leave the **Rotate by 90 degrees** checkbox unchecked. +    - Then check the image to the left.  If both x and y are less than ''​42''​, leave the **Rotate by 90 degrees** checkbox unchecked. 
-     - If just x is larger than 42, check the box.+     - If just x is larger than ''​42''​, check the box.
      - If y is larger than x, you have a portrait, skip back a bit.      - If y is larger than x, you have a portrait, skip back a bit.
-     - If both x and y are larger than 42, your image and/or paper size is too large to print on this printer.+     - If both x and y are larger than ''​42''​, your image and/or paper size is too large to print on this printer.
   - When you are satisfied, click **OK**.   - When you are satisfied, click **OK**.
   - Click **OK** again.   - Click **OK** again.
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   - On the menubar, click **File -> Print with Preview**.   - On the menubar, click **File -> Print with Preview**.
   - Verify that everything looks to be in good shape. ​ In the preview screen you should see your image with a nicely sized border around it.  Make sure **Center Image** is checked and **Scale to Fit Media** is unchecked.   - Verify that everything looks to be in good shape. ​ In the preview screen you should see your image with a nicely sized border around it.  Make sure **Center Image** is checked and **Scale to Fit Media** is unchecked.
-      - If everything checks out, **click Print**+      - If everything checks out, click **Print**