The RIP and Print dialog box gives you complete control over how the job is produced.
The area on top of this dialog box is common for all tabs:
|1||Current Printer. All settings will apply to this printer. Click to select another printer.|
|2||Display Printer Properties and Settings|
|3||Switch to Production Manager|
|6||Active jobs for this printer|
On the bottom of the RIP and Print dialog, these options are found:
|Send Button. This will send the job with the selected settings to Production Manager. Depending on how the Send Mode setting is set in the first tab, it can also prompt Production Manager to immediately RIP it and send it to the printer set at the top of the dialog.|
|Saves the current settings and closes the RIP and Print dialog box.|
See: Production Presets
The viewing tools allow you to manipulate the job in the preview area.
|Select Tool. Changes the position of the job on the media by clicking and dragging the job preview.|
|Zoom Tool. Click to zoom in, Ctrl+Click to zoom out.|
|Zoom to Width. Returns the preview area to the default view.|
|Zoom to All Objects. Zooms to fit all objects into the preview area.|
The Preview Area shows the whole job that will be output to the printer. There are 3 separate previews that will change the appearance of the Preview Area: Layout, Page, and Panel.
The Layout is designed to appear exactly as it would appear on the print, excepting the red boundary box around each object; that will not print.
Everything else will be laid out as you expect to be printed on the substrate. In the Lay out Preview, you can click and drag the design to place it elsewhere on the substrate. There are additional options for this in the General Tab. (see: RIP and Pint Dialog Box - General Tab).
The bottom edge where you see the black arrows pointing down is the leading edge, or the beginning of the substrate.
Zooms directly in on the object to be printed, ignore media widths and height. This also only shows one copy; if you have more than one copy of the design to be printed, it will still only show one.
If your print job is larger than your material, you can tile the job into panels, as shown in RIP and Print Dialog - Panel Tab. You can view the panels this way without switching to the Panel tab.
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