printing over multiple papers

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Mikerosen
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printing over multiple papers

Post by Mikerosen » Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:43 pm

Eric (or George),

I want to draw an arc/ellipse about 30 inches wide, and 4-5 high. Then, transfer the pattern to wood.

Can I have RealCADD print that at actual size, across multiple sheets of US letter or legal, with indicated points where to join the sheets?
Mike Rosen
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Re: printing over multiple papers

Post by Eric Pousse » Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:04 am

Bonjour Mike,

Yes it is possible.
But RealCADD can't print outside the print area of the pages, therefore you can draw for example 2 lines, one above the arc and the other below, to be able to joint more precisely the sheets.
I do that, years ago, before I buy a large printer.
You have also to cut the sheets on one side exactly at the end of the printed objects to put this sheet at the begin of the objects of the next sheet.

Cordialement.
Eric Pousse

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Re: printing over multiple papers

Post by Mikerosen » Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:12 pm

Merci, Eric!
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Re: printing over multiple papers

Post by debenriver » Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:35 pm

A lot of printers will take custom size paper – usually up to 43" long, by whatever width the printer will accept (usually about 9" for a standard US Letter/A4 printer, 12" for a wide format printer).

When I supplied paper plans for boat designs, I often used to buy a roll of paper and cut the appropriate sheet length. School supply or graphic supply shops often sell appropriate rolls.

You do have to be careful how the long length feeds – best if the printer is on a table and the paper can lay over the back of the printer so it can feed in smoothly.

Cheers -- George

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