Printing Portrait vs. Landscape

Why is my print cropped or rotated?

Why is there a ton of white paper and only a little of my image?

How do I set up my print job?

The most common mistake made when printing is choosing the incorrect orientation for your print job.  Here are some hints and tips to avoid these problems.

DO NOT USE AUTO-ROTATE.

ALWAYS CHANGE YOUR SETTINGS BY CLICKING ON PROPERTIES.

THE ORIENTATION SETTINGS THAT YOU GIVE THE PLOTTER IN THE “PRINTER DIALOG BOX” IS WHAT THE PRINTER WILL USE TO PRINT YOUR JOB.

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When you print a job that has a height greater than its width, that is a PORTRAIT print.  The max width of our largest printer is 36″, so if your large dimension is over 36″ you should plot in portrait orientation.

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When you print a job that has a width greater than its height, that is a LANDSCAPE print.  If the largest dimension in your print is 36″ you should plot in landscape orientation.

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The “Auto-Rotate and Center” option in the program dialog box is deceptive.  It will rotate your document and place it correctly in the PREVIEW, but NOT in the Printer.