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Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 8:46:31 PM | Wasted! My XES8855 prints on too large a sheet.

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I'm getting grief!

When plotting a 24x36 D-sheet to our Plotworks-enabled Xerox 8855, it rolls out on a 30" wide sheet.  No amount of tweaking the titleblock size has done any good.  Wasting paper and having to trim hundreds of sheets is not cool. 

Any ideas?

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CF


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Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 8:53:07 PM | Wasted! My XES8855 prints on too large a sheet.

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I had similar prblems and have not revisted them.  What I did as a "temporary" fix was to plot to a pdf - opened that and plotted it to my printer.  A pain but I quit trimming.

I'm going to watch this to see if we get an answer.


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Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 9:21:17 PM | Wasted! My XES8855 prints on too large a sheet.

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Well, my answer isn't going to be a good answer, but have you looked into any reprographics places? I send a plt file over to my place, they have a digital printer that rolls off hundreds of sheets per minute, they staple it, put it in a cardboard roll, and ship it ups or fedex to anywhere I want overnight. it's on the clients desk by 10 am next morning as long as I get my stuff to them by 6 pm the night before.

 

no ink to buy, no trimming, no stapling, no packaging, no calling the package company, no breakdowns, no headaches. 

 

I have a simple 11x17 printer here to do some checking but thats all. 

 

did you just buy this machine? you probably can't buy a 24" wide roll? or it doesn't work that way?


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Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 10:09:17 PM | Wasted! My XES8855 prints on too large a sheet.

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"...did you just buy this machine? you probably can't buy a 24" wide roll? or it doesn't work that way?"

Naw, we have a lease that is based on square footage of paper, hense my urgency.  It's loaded with 36, 30, 24 and 18-inch paper to accomodate several needs.  We work on D and E sheets so yanking the wide paper out of the drawer isn't an option.


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Wed, Dec 20, 2006 at 10:52:11 AM | Wasted! My XES8855 prints on too large a sheet.

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I'm sorry, I guess I'm not following. If your machine is loaded with 24" wide stock, why isn't it selecting that to print out? Or is that the question you're asking? 


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Thu, Dec 21, 2006 at 3:24:20 PM | Wasted! My XES8855 prints on too large a sheet.

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framerman,

Our machine is loaded with 24" stock but for some reason, it autopicks the 30" roll and leaves a six-inch-wide blank strip at the bottom. I would be delighted if it printed to the 36" roll and rotated the image as it does with AutoCAD.


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Thu, Dec 21, 2006 at 5:17:12 PM | Wasted! My XES8855 prints on too large a sheet.

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Temporarily, I would try what WWHub said. Print to a pdf file or the dwf file, then print from that and see if it works.

 

I'm making a theory here that maybe there is a blank border added to your 24x36 making it in effect larger than the 24" so the plotter pops it up to the next size. Or maybe undersize your sheet by 1/4" each way. Maybe try the 22x34 in a test run to see if that works. 

 

I would also call the company that leases this machine to you and ask for help.

 

Other than that, temporarily at least, check some local reprographics places until you get it figured out. I get mine done quite reasonably (.30/sf) Even (gasp!) Staples has wide format printing now.


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Fri, Jan 5, 2007 at 5:01:38 PM | Wasted! My XES8855 prints on too large a sheet.

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I have a Oce TDS600 and had the same problems when we setup a PS driver.  Basicly between the software guy and myself we had to adjust setting in the windows plotter for it to print on the 36" roll correctly.  If you right click in the "printers and faxes' control panel on the Xerox plotter see if there is a device settings tab and make sure it's got the correct rolls selected and sizes.  I know Oce and Xerox are different but who knows.  I also have it setup to print default to roll 1, but when we do plot a 30x42 it comes out on our 30" roll.

Hope this helps.


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Fri, Jan 5, 2007 at 9:26:42 PM | Wasted! My XES8855 prints on too large a sheet.

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Under the XES8855's Device Settings, we've set the "Form to Tray Assignment" for specific sheet sizes, i.e. Arch D, etc. and made Manual Feed "Not Availble."  No luck yet.


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