This option allows you print directly to a desktop printer from Flexi Design. Windows is in full control of your printer this way, so make sure your printer is configured correctly in Windows before trying to print from Flexi. If you are experiencing problems. If you are experiencing problems with printing to your deskop printer, contact a computer or IT specialist to help you troubleshoot and configure your desktop printer correctly on Windows.
If you wish to configure Flexi's settings for your printer, go to File > Print Setup...
To print to your desktop printer:
- Make sure all the objects and colors you want to print are visible in your document.
- From the File menu, select Print.
- Select your desktop printer and select the desired options.
- To print only selected objects, check Selection in the Print Options group.
- Adjust the following parameters. Click OK when finished selecting options to Print:
|Lets you select the following printer-related properties:
|Selects the name of the printer you want to print to.
|Adjusts printer-specific properties. (See your printer documentation for details.)
|Specifies the data output form: Binary or ASCII. When Binary is selected, the data is first compressed using binary encoding and then sent to the printer.
Lets you specify the Number of copies you want to print.
|When checked, all the pages of a multi-page file will be output in order before starting on the next copy. (For example, three copies of a three-page job would print out 1,2,3; 1,2,3; 1,2,3.)
|When cleared, the entire specified number of copies will be output for a single page before starting on the next page. (Three copies of a three-page job would print 1,1,1; 2,2,2; 3,3,3.)
Lets you select one of the following:
|Fit drawing to paper
|Resizes the output to fit the entire design onto the paper.
|Fit border to paper
|Resizes the output to fit the entire drawing area onto the paper.
|Lets you select or enter a percentage to scale (resize) the output. You can use the Tiling option to print images that are bigger than the size of paper your printer can handle.
|For example, if you want to print a scale of 1 inch = 1 feet, enter 1:12 in this field.
Let's you select from a number of print options:
|Only prints the selected portions of a design.
|Prints the border around the design area along with the design.
|Prints all vector objects without fill.
|Prints the substrate color (if any) along with the design.
|Prints the guides (if any) along with the design.
|Prints the grid along with the design.
|Contour cut paths
|Prints the contour cut paths along with the design.
|Applies a layout template to the output.
Allows you to divide the output into tiles and set an overlap between the tiles.
|Print tiled pages
|When checked, this tiles the output.
|Specifies the amount of overlap between the tiles.
Lets you select the position of the design on the page
|Lets you position the design precisely by specifying the following offsets:
Check to enable the following advanced options:
|Use device margins
|When checked, uses the margin information from the printer driver.
|When checked, ignores any overprinting set up in the design stage. This can be useful if you want to save the time and output media needed to do overprinting.
|If you check Ignore Overprint, your output will automatically be changed so that it will not use features that depend on overprinting. For example, output that had been set up to use color trapping will now output untrapped.
|Ignore Bitmap Transparency
|When checked, temporarily overrides any transparent portions of a bitmap.