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Patti
Posted 2015-12-29 8:33 PM (#90771 - in reply to #90766)
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Jill, my HP 7110 prints 13x19 from the tray;,don't know any other way. I buy direct from HP since I get a tiny discount.
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StMike
Posted 2015-12-30 1:37 PM (#90772 - in reply to #84091)
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Thanks, Patti. You have so many good tips for us.
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SueC56
Posted 2015-12-31 11:22 PM (#90774 - in reply to #90766)
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The paper feeds from the standard tray. I have an HP Officejet 7500 E910.

I buy 13x19 paper from Wideformatoutlet.com

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2 x 13" x 19" 20lb Inkjet Bond (2 x 100 cut sheet packs) (73010C-13x19) = $54.32
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Total: $54.32 FREE SHIPPING!

These guys ship very quickly! Usually get it in two days.

I find that an order of paper lasts quite a while. I really enjoy not taping together smaller pieces of paper plus the alignment is easier with bigger pieces.

Sue C
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Michaelrichardson
Posted 2016-01-01 5:43 AM (#90775 - in reply to #84091)
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Thanks for the suggestions..I am also in printing business where we made custom and mesh banners Sometimes customers orders large number of banners that too in very less time.. So I guess with the suggestions provided by you..I will be able to do that..
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StMike
Posted 2016-01-02 6:27 AM (#90781 - in reply to #84091)
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I have also found that if I make a pattern change after printing, I can just mark the printed side with a pencil, turn the paper over and print on the other side; saves expensive paper. Another tip, print those smaller pattern pieces separately on letter sized paper.

Edited by StMike 2016-01-02 6:28 AM
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maryann
Posted 2016-01-02 2:55 PM (#90789 - in reply to #90781)
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My printer of choice is an Epson LQ 2090, a dot matrix, tractor feed, wide carriage impact printer.  I buy a box of thin, single ply perforated computer paper (11 X 14" continuous sheets) at a time.  It will print a maximum of 22" long (so 22 X 14 " sections). I haven't been able to get the printer to continue printing the pattern over the perforations so I end up with about 1/2" of horizontal gap if the pattern piece is longer than 22".  I simply fold out and tape over the 'pleat'.  As long as a pattern piece is under 13-14" wide, I have no piecing to do.  The vast majority of my pattern pieces are single piece, just like coming out of a commercial pattern envelope.  If any piecing is required, it's minimal.  Since it uses a printer tape, it only prints black and white but I suspect most others print only B&W also, regardless of printer type/model.  It is heavy and has a large footprint.  It sits in a stand on the floor in the well of a wall unit (a foot or two above it sits a large, desk-like shelf that my iron press rests on) so it is out of my way.  In my experience trying out banner printing on inkjet printers (which I also have) the only surefire way to keep long runs of paper from getting out of alignment is to use a tractor feed mechanism.  It's not an inexpensive printer but it is a workhorse.  I lost its predecessor (LQ 1500) in a house fire back in 2008 and replaced it with the then current model, which was ok with me, especially since the newer model had the option of USB connection in addition to a parallel cable (LQ 1500 was parallel only).  If I just need a small pattern piece for whatever reason, I'll use the inkjet (8 1/2 X 11").

 

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Patti
Posted 2016-01-02 4:24 PM (#90790 - in reply to #84091)
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Just FYI, I love 70-80# TRANSLUCENT BOND because it isn't as thick as 20# bond. I've been successful in using Paperworks http://paperworks.com/store/products/hi-tech-13x19-2870lb-250pkg
And Graytex http://www.graytex.com/search.asp?Mode=Product&Type=Shop&TypeID=63&...
http://www.graytex.com/search.asp?Mode=Product&Type=Shop&TypeID=5&P...

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jak10
Posted 2016-01-07 10:46 AM (#90829 - in reply to #90789)
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I have an Okidata 24 pin dotmatrix printer from about mid 80's. It always printed a continuous length of pattern starting when I had Dress Shop and continued to do so with Pattern Master until I got windows 7. Then I could just print the length of the page. It will print to 17" but the pattern still cuts off at it's notches, so it is easiest to tear at the perforation and tape from there. What i would like to know is if one can print longer sheets, is there anyway to get the pattern to print that long? It will print over the perforation if I chose 17" but then it ends and I would have to cut the remainder of the paper off, so nothing is solved there. Is there some way to have it print the length of whatever pattern one is printing without any divisions. Lisa told me once it was a Microsoft problem, the printer company says it is the Pattern Master program. I expect nothing can be done, but still hope somone has an idea. How does it print on banner paper in 44inch strips? JoAnn
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Karen - Tech Support
Posted 2016-01-07 11:38 AM (#90831 - in reply to #84091)
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I had in the past a dot matrix wide carriage. I was able to custom set the lengths. The ability to do this is your printer driver, not the program. I think the longest I could set was 44 inches. It's been a while. Try going into your custom or advance settings to see what options are there.
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Jumala
Posted 2016-03-23 1:41 PM (#91066 - in reply to #84091)
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I use fan-fold paper for pattern printer. My printer allows the printing of 8.5" X 47" paper which normally means using the fan-fold stuff.

Dennis
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