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BlazingPenguin

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Photoshop prob!
« on: September 15, 2008, 01:36:31 pm »

Im trying to print out a plan for a vehicle of 42" but the prints are coming out at 32"...what am I missing thats blindingly obvious??? >>:-(
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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2008, 01:42:09 pm »

I use an ancient version of paint Shop Pro - in PSP there is an option the scale to print to fit paper size......
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2008, 01:50:27 pm »

It could be the printer driver. Check when you get the Print screen up that it has not applied a scaling factor. Other wise don't know - I'm not clever enough to be able to understand Photoshop Elements, never mind the full program :D

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« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2008, 01:52:17 pm »

At the risk of rewording Martin's post I suggest you check all your print parameters and ensure you're printing at 100% (assuming the file you are printing is at 42"  :angel: ). I don't use PSP but you may find there is a tile option, or some such, to print your drawing over several pieces of paper. If all else fails RTM  :o

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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2008, 02:59:34 pm »

Im trying to print out a plan for a vehicle of 42" but the prints are coming out at 32"...what am I missing thats blindingly obvious??? >>:-(

That almost sounds like you've a 72dpi image and you're printing it at 96dpi. That would turn 42" into just under 32".

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« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2008, 03:32:48 pm »

That sounds familiar 'DD'...I had this problem before, but obviously cant remember how I solved it.

In the end I cheated by increasing the scale on print menu to 132% to give me the required 42"

And for those of an 'inquisitive' nature....its a tank!
A 1/6th scale Tiger tank to be exact, scratch built of course, no way I can affor the gorgeous ArmorTek offerings, I planned to build this in the garden over the summer, what summer I hear you mock.....exactly...what summer?

I'll do some pics as & when get something worth piccing, and of course there will be more on my own site too.
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