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Unwanted 13'' x 19'' print scaling

New Here ,
May 25, 2020

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I've just purchased an Epson WF-7220 printer for it's ability to handle 13''x19'' printing, and need the page dimensions to match those set on screen.

 

I'm using Illustrator 2020 on a Mac, and am finding that my large prints seem to have variable scaling applied to them at this size, which does *not* happen when printing US letter - the output is 97.2%-ish of what it should be (e.g. a rectangle that's 5.5mm wide is coming out at 5.3mm). Things I've tried/checked:

 

- Super B/A3 is selected

 

- All the scaling is off / 100%, both in Illustrator and the printer driver

 

- I've blown away Illustrator preferences

 

This feels like a bug, but I can't imagine I'd be the only one hitting this - so I'm assuming it's user error. What else can I try?

 

Thanks,

 

Neil

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Unwanted 13'' x 19'' print scaling

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May 25, 2020

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I've just purchased an Epson WF-7220 printer for it's ability to handle 13''x19'' printing, and need the page dimensions to match those set on screen.

 

I'm using Illustrator 2020 on a Mac, and am finding that my large prints seem to have variable scaling applied to them at this size, which does *not* happen when printing US letter - the output is 97.2%-ish of what it should be (e.g. a rectangle that's 5.5mm wide is coming out at 5.3mm). Things I've tried/checked:

 

- Super B/A3 is selected

 

- All the scaling is off / 100%, both in Illustrator and the printer driver

 

- I've blown away Illustrator preferences

 

This feels like a bug, but I can't imagine I'd be the only one hitting this - so I'm assuming it's user error. What else can I try?

 

Thanks,

 

Neil

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Mentor ,
May 25, 2020

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Have you tried the Page tool?  View > Show Page > align using the Page tool.  On your file, set a holding line to your document using 0% Fill, 0% Stroke > Object > Lock Selection ( while the rectangle you set is selected ).  Save As.  Try printing the piece now.  Let us know if there is still a problem.

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May 25, 2020

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Thanks! I don't have a 'Show Page' option, though.

 

I'm really curious - why would locking the selection work on an A3 document, when it's unnecessary at 8.5 x 11?

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Mentor ,
May 26, 2020

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"I don't have a 'Show Page' option"...

 

View > Show Page Tiling;

 

"why would locking the selection work"...

 

It gives the output device parameters, where if you had no bounding rectangle, the output device would use only your artwork for parameters.  I was just making a suggestion that may or may not be applicable for your circumstance.  A bounding rectangle works for any document size.  Especially when exporting or converting to PDF.

 

 

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Mentor ,
May 26, 2020

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Look for the Page tool under the Hand tool in your tool bar.

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May 26, 2020

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Can you please describe what format exactly you are trying to print?

Also: do you print with printers marks?

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May 26, 2020

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Thanks! I have Epson 13'' x 19'' paper, which I guess is listed as Super A3. I am *not* printing with marks.

 

Since the first post, I've tried:

 

- Printing the same document from Illustrator 2019 - same result

 

- Printing the same document from within Inkscape - works fine; no scaling is applied, and measurements match those expected

 

It seems to be an issue specific to Illustrator. It also happened with a previous (different) document, too.

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