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Mutoh not printing full size

Discussion in 'Mutoh' started by packman, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. packman

    packman Member

    Nov 17, 2008
    This has been happening for a while. Probably all the time I've used the machine. What ever I print it doesn't come out the exact size. I'm using flexisign rip and lets say if I print a 6x2ft banner it will come out about an inch shorter on the length and a fraction of an inch shorter on the width.

    I've checked that I have 100% checked on the media size.

    Any ideas why it does this?

    Cheers Mark
  2. randya

    randya Very Active Member

    Apr 6, 2007
    What size media and what size image?
  3. J Hill Designs

    J Hill Designs Major Contributor

    Sep 24, 2004
    media size compensation is for just this thing - it needs to be NOT 100% obviously if 100% makes it shorter...
  4. jwright350

    jwright350 Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    You need to adjust your media feed for every type of media... but bad news, even then you'll still never get it exact on long runs. You also have to play around in your RIP....it might override the PF adjustment depending on which printer you have.

    My advice, adjust your PF for printing on vinyl and everything else will be pretty good unless you have a newer mutoh that allows you to setup multiple media types. My 2606 allows me to save 15 different combinations of PF and heater settings.

    The lame way to fix this is to use your RIP's "output size compensation". If you have Flexi, just run a search in the help file and it will show you how to setup this adjustment factor.