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Discussion in 'Mimaki' started by gabagoo, Nov 28, 2007.

  1. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

    Oct 10, 2006
    Vaughan, Ontario
    I was just curious about this issue. When I load my Mimaki with 54" material it will set up and usually the readout will be 52.8". Now if I set my rip to 52.8" and then send a job out with lets say a 1.5" inset, do I really have 51.3" of print area?
  2. ColesCreations

    ColesCreations Member

    Dec 15, 2006
    What about just printing a stripe on the media and measure what it REALLY does?
    Also, have you measured your 54" media? I am pretty sure our Mimaki shows the width of the Media.
  3. thewood

    thewood Very Active Member

    Dec 28, 2005
    The Mimaki only shows the printable area. I can print up to about 53.5" on a 54" roll. You can set the margins to be smaller.
  4. ColesCreations

    ColesCreations Member

    Dec 15, 2006
    Yeah... I was a bit off.

    We have the margins set at -10.

    To be exact, just checked, with 500 mm media (20"), it shows 492 mm, which is 8 mm (5/16") less than the media.

    So- The Mimaki will print 5/16" less than the full width, with margins at -10.

    And, if you want 1 1/2" margins, @-10, then specify 1 11/32" inset, or set the margins @ 1 1/2" and let the printer come up with the answer I guess...

    Back to my initial answer, the easiest way is to print a stripe and check, just to be sure...

    Nice to know...
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2007

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