Edge printing on 3880


#1

I am finding that if I check the fit print box in QTR the 3880 printer will print to within 1/8 in of the borders. However when I try to overlay with GO, the printer fails to cover up to 3/4 in of the borders. How close can I print to the borders with a print and still get GO full coverage. There must be an optical sensor for print edge that is confused by the black edge of the print.


#2

The 3880s do not exhibit this problem in our labs at cone editions. We are able to print to 1/8th inch for the ink an 1/8th inch for the Gloss Optimizer.

Are you using Print Tool and OS X or PC? We are on OS X . When using Print Tool on OS X you don’t have to have anything in the print box (not white image). It does the full sheet with 1/8 inch border.

best,
Walker


#3

I am using PC win10 and printing with QTR GUI. If I print GO on a blank white sheet it prints to 1/8 in of edge. If I print over a B&W print that goes to 1/8 edge, the GO overlay leaves a 3/4 in blank area along top and bottom???


#4

Also the white sheet and the B&W print are the same size and resolution, and I check the fit print box.


#5

I suggest turning sheet size sensor off on the printer panel.


#6

Walter:

I widened the edge space on the print to .25, but for the GO overlay left the fit box checked. That fixed it. The print goes to 1/4 in of the edges, but the GO overlay goes to 1/8 of the edges with a 1/8 in overlap of the print. Obviously the 3880 paper edge sensors are optical and not too smart. What can one expect for $1200.

Thanks Walter, for the response about sensor turn off, I might try that also
Gene