Printing to a Desktop Printer in Flexi

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.

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  • 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:
Printer Lets you select the following printer-related properties:
  Name Selects the name of the printer you want to print to.
  Properties Adjusts printer-specific properties. (See your printer documentation for details.)
  PostScript data 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.
Copies

Lets you specify the Number of copies you want to print.

  Collate 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.)
Scale

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.
  Scale 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.
Printer Options

Let's you select from a number of print options:

  Selection only Only prints the selected portions of a design.
  Border Prints the border around the design area along with the design.
  Wireframe Prints all vector objects without fill.
  Substrate Prints the substrate color (if any) along with the design.
  Guides Prints the guides (if any) along with the design.
  Grid Prints the grid along with the design.
  Contour cut paths Prints the contour cut paths along with the design.
  Template Applies a layout template to the output.
   
Select Template Opens the Select Template dialog box, where you can select from a number of predefined layout templates. See: Templates
Tiling

Allows you to divide the output into tiles and set an overlap between the tiles.

  Print tiled pages When checked, this tiles the output.
  Overlap Specifies the amount of overlap between the tiles.
Position

Lets you select the position of the design on the page

  Custom Lets you position the design precisely by specifying the following offsets:
   
Offset X Specifies the distance from the left edge of the design to the left edge of the printable area of the page.
   
Offset Y Specifies the distance from the top edge of the design to the top edge of the printable area of the page.
Advanced

Check to enable the following advanced options:

  Use device margins When checked, uses the margin information from the printer driver.
  Ignore overprint 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.

 

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