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Tiling and Cropping Jobs

The tiling feature of the software allows you to split a print job into a number of smaller tiles that are then output separately.

When you rotate or resize a job, all tiling is removed. If the job is larger than the output media after it rotates, it will automatically be retiled.

If a job is larger than the output media, it automatically tiles into pieces small enough to output.

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Use the Tile tab of the Job Properties dialog to do all tiling. To access the tiling features:

  1. Select the job.
  2. Open the Job Properties dialog.
  3. Select the Tile tab.
  4. Adjust the following parameters:

    Panel size

    The panel splits the job into tiles and is output by the software. If the panel reduces in size so that it does not cover the entire job, only the parts covered by the panel are output.

     

    Shows the width and height of the panel. To adjust, enter a number or use the spinner controls.

     

    The size of the margin. The margin is the part of the panel that extends outside of the boundaries of the job.

    Selected tile

    Selects which tile's width and height display in the fields below.

     

    Selects a tile to edit. The selected tile highlights in the preview pane.

     

    Shows the width and height of the selected tile. To adjust, enter a number or use the arrows.

     

    Print

    Check to output the selected tile with the rest of the job.

    Clear to prevent output by marking the tile with a mesh overlay in the preview pane.

    All tiles

    These settings apply to all tiles and help you quickly set up automatic tiles of equal size.

     

    Selecting this option divides the job vertically into the number of columns specified. Each column is of equal width.

     

    Selecting this option divides the job into the number of rows specified. Each row is of equal height.

     

    Enter the values for the width and height of the tiles here. All tiles change to the specified size.

     

    Sets the amount of overlap between tiles. Enter a negative number to create an offset between tiles.

    Automatic tile flip

    Check to rotate every other printed tile 180 so that adjacent vertical edges always print with the same side of the print head. This helps them match up cleanly.

     

     

     

     

     

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    Print Tilemap

    Outputs a tile map to aid in assembly of the finished job. See Printing a Tile Map for more information.

See Also

Dividing a Job into Tiles

Selecting a Tile

Editing Tiles

Preventing a Tile from Being Output

Enabling a Non-Printing Tile

Printing a Tile Map

Cropping a Job

Removing All Tiling and Cropping

In This Chapter

Dividing a Job into Tiles

Selecting a Tile

Editing Tiles

Preventing a Tile from Being Output

Enabling a Non-Printing Tile

Printing a Tile Map

Cropping a Job

Removing All Tiling and Cropping