hp-support-head-portlet

Actions
Loading...

Welcome to HP Customer Support

hp-contact-secondary-navigation-portlet

Actions
Loading...

hp-share-print-widget-portlet

Actions
Loading...

hp-concentra-wrapper-portlet

Actions
Loading...

HP Scitex LX Printer Family - Layout method

The Job Properties window is displayed when you import a job into the HP Internal Print Server, or when you right-click on the job queue in the HP Internal Print Server.
This window contains a Method list that allows you to choose among the following alternatives:
  • Simple: one or more copies of a single job are printed on the substrate one after the other, each copy below the previous one. You can specify the vertical gap between successive copies of the same job.
  • Step and Repeat: multiple copies of a single job are printed one after the other, across the width of the substrate if there is room. See Step and Repeat.
  • Tiling: a single job is printed in sections, to be put together later. See Tiling.
  • Nesting (Multi-image): the selected jobs are printed one after the other, across the width of the substrate if there is room. You can use the Advanced Nesting Arrangement window to alter the layout manually. See Nesting.
All layout methods give you the opportunity to define a left margin that will be left blank, or to center your jobs on the substrate so that there is an equal amount of white space on both sides.
All layout methods can be used with dual-roll printing. In this case, the software will warn you if your layout involves printing in the gap between rolls; but it will allow you to do it if you disregard the warning.
Step and Repeat
Step and Repeat is a layout method that allows you to print multiple copies of a job side by side across the width of the substrate, if there is room.
This method has the following options:
  • Steps: the number of copies to print horizontally, across the width of the substrate.
  • Step gap: the horizontal gap between copies.
  • Repeat gap: the vertical gap between copies.
  • Fit Substrate Width: if this option is checked, the number of steps will be set to the maximum that will fit into the substrate width.
The Repeats field (the number of rows of copies to be printed) is calculated automatically and cannot be altered directly.
Tiling
Tiling is a layout method that allows you to print a large image in sections, and then put the sections together later.
This method will automatically cut your image into sections and print the sections separately. There are two alternative ways to select the size of the sections:
  • Select the width and height of each section. The number of sections is then calculated automatically.
  • Select the number of horizontal and vertical sections. The width and height of each section is then calculated automatically.
If you choose a non-zero overlap, the size of each section will be increased by that amount so that the printed sections will overlap when put together.
If you have requested multiple copies, you can specify the vertical gap between copies.
The drop-down list at the top of the preview field allows you to preview all sections or just one of the sections to be printed.
Nesting
Nesting is a layout method that allows you to choose the layout of your printed jobs on the substrate, relative to one another, instead of simply printing them one after another as usual. Jobs can be printed side by side if there is room.
  note:
Printing jobs side by side on the substrate gives you faster throughput and uses less substrate.
You can use nesting in the HP Internal Print Server, from the Choose Image File window or the Job Properties window.
The Choose Image File window
From the HP Internal Print Server's main window, click the Add New Job icon to open the Choose Image File window. You will see the Nesting check box on the bottom left of the window. If you select only one job, nesting is impossible and the box is grayed out. If you select more than one job, you can click the box to enable nesting.
  note:
To be nested together, jobs must be of the same resolution and printed on the same substrate. Any incompatible job is added to the queue as a separate, non-nested job, and an explanatory message is displayed.
When you press the Open button with nesting enabled, the Advanced Nesting Arrangement window opens (see The Advanced Nesting Arrangement window).
The Job Properties window
From the HP Internal Print Server's main window, right-click on the print queue to open the Job Properties window. In this window, you can click the Add New Job icon to add more jobs, in which case you will see a Nesting section in the Layout pane.
Nested jobs must all be printed with the same number of passes. Therefore, the number of passes used for all jobs will be copied from the first job.
If you press the Arrange button in this section, the Advanced Nesting Arrangement window opens. If you use advanced nesting, the number of passes used for all jobs will be copied from the job with the highest number of passes specified.
The best location for the next added image is selected automatically.
The Advanced Nesting Arrangement window
The Advanced Nesting Arrangement window displays a preview of your jobs and their layout on the substrate.
  • You can alter the layout by selecting a job in the preview and changing the Left and Top values, or by dragging with the mouse.
  • You can zoom and scroll the preview.
  • You can rotate images at any stage.
If you want to return to the default layout, press the Reset button.
When you are satisfied with the layout, press the OK button.

hp-feedback-input-portlet

Actions
Loading...

hp-online-communities-portlet

Actions
Loading...

Ask the community!


Support Forum

Support Forum

Join the conversation! Find Solutions, ask questions, and share advice with other HP product owners. Visit now


hp-feedback-banner-portlet

Actions
Loading...

hp-country-locator-portlet

Actions
Loading...
Country: Middle East

hp-detect-load-my-device-portlet

Actions
Loading...