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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 paper.  The following printing instructions were created using Adobe Photoshop ​CS6; 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.+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 =====
 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". 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".
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     - Click **OK** again if you get the Feature tip regarding any conflicts with margin size     - 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 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 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|}} \\ +  - 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?​500x310|}} ​ \\+    - 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.