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  1. IPF Print Plug for Canon Printers. Must have. Provides for best print results for Canon printers.
  2. Hi Affinity Team - I hope I am posting this in the correct location. I've posted before - with zero replies. Is there a tech support page? I have been having major printing problems ever since the new update to AD - 1.5.1 Because of these issues I decided to download 1.5.2 - Beta 3 - it's seems I am still having the same issues and I'm not sure if I have a setting wrong, a printer that might be the problem, or just plain user error? However, I never had these problems before the update and the app has worked always worked great. If you look at the attachments it might explain the problems a bit more. Basically, what is showing on the art board that I am printing is very different then the printed page. I also have attached the file for each - one in AD 1.5.1 and the other in AD 1.5.2 - Beta 3. I did a little test with these simple shapes and I added some effects. Orange Star has an Outer Shadow, the Blue Square has a Bevel/Emboss Effect as well as the Red Circle and the Heart has 3D Effect, etc...... Can anyone help me with these issues? Cheers - Mario - My printer is Canon Pro-100 I also had printer errors saying could not print filters? My only work around is to use Adobe Illustrator Beta Test Printing with Issues copy.afdesign Working Christmas Woody 2 copy.afdesign
  3. Hello - I need some help I attached some photo's to better explain the problem I am having. I am printing a Art Board with my finished work - it looks just fine on screen - but when I print it, the finished result is very different. One problem is text is much larger then what is seen on Art Board. The Text has a Bevel/Emboss Effect, but when printed it's all strange and cut off. Under the text is a shadow which was done by copy/paste/flip and then converted into curves to align, grouped and then given a Linear Gradient Fill. The image of the car was given the same Bevel/Emboss Effect and the shadow is the same as the Text. I've never had a problem when I print - this is the first time since the latest update. Am I doing something wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  4. I have been working on a cover design in Affinity Designer and I was curious as to how publishers like to receive files. Do I send the native Affinity file or a PDF or something else? I ask because the set up is different then it has been in the past. The people writing the book are doing the work in Word instead of a layout program for an example. I would love to know what experiences others have had in this area. When I self published by first book with InDesign (just using a basic laser printer) I would export the interior as a PDF and then print the cover straight out of InDesign. Since the cover is just one page (of course) I figured Affinity could handle that job.
  5. Hi, I'm using the newly released AD 1.5 and loving it. I just haven't found a way to print multiple artboards onto one page. Is this possible? Thanks
  6. Hey there! I have an image that shows a grey bar on the right edge, looking like a gradient (see the print preview in the attached screenshot). But this bar is not visible in the picture itself at all. And it isn't visible on exported versions of the photo. Can someone explain that to me? Is it my fault, or did i find a bug? Another photo from the same shooting with nearly the same effects on it doesn't show this bar I can provide the .afphoto file and also a working one for comparison. Thx Markus
  7. I was wondering for screen printing, if there any timeline for the halftone filters in Photo or Designer? How about printing host based separations from either program? Thank you.
  8. Hi, Question :) , I'm about to prepare a multiple file page for printing, going to have especial crop edges and all the crop margins you need to send to printers. I have create several artboards in the same file and Im thinking in change it to pages to make the bleeds but I don't know if that is the best option. Someone know how to add bleeds in the artboards?
  9. I'm having a bit of trouble figuring out how to print a section of an image to specific dimensions. Let's say I have a picture which I'm cropping to a specific ratio; the cropped area is significantly smaller than the full document, is of a different ratio, and is off center. I want to then print that cropped section to a specific size on paper (to fit within the window of a matte.) How can I achieve this? Setting absolute dimensions (say, 7.6x9.6 inches, which is the matte's opening) makes a crop that is much tighter than what I want. Resizing the canvas to the specific dimensions produces the same result. Resizing the document is hit-or-miss, because I have to guess at the resulting size to get the cropped area to the dimensions I want. I can print the cropped area and specify sizing in percentages, but again I have to guess as to what percentage gives me the size I want. All I want to do is make a crop, then tell AP to print that crop to a specific size. This is easy to do in Aperture or LR, but seems devilishly difficult to do in AP. What am I doing wrong?
  10. I thought it would be nice if there was a way to have designer show us or warn us if we use lines that are too thin to be printed (not a warning every time you use or make a line though). I was thinking something like a gamut warning in a photo app. If you selected the "line warning" in the Views, it would highlight lines that might be a problem if they went to print. That way we would know which lines to make thicker. I worked for a publishing company before and one problem that we often had was designers would use lines that show up on screen but wouldn't print because they were too thin. Hokusai
  11. Export to PDF for example has far more export options, like: - Overprinting black - Text as curves - Down-sampling
  12. Hi there, What format should I save a large affinity design file to be sent to a printer and turned into a banner? I've been creating a banner for the local karate club, on and off, for some time now. I had to come onto this forum before regarding some issues with the stability of it, which have been sorted now... We've finally got it to where we like it, and would like to send it to the printer for a sample and ultimately printing. The banner is to be five metres wide and just under a meter tall. Every file I've sent them so far, they've been unable to open, has appeared pixelated or is too large for them to deal with... I've tried a .svg, .jpg and a .pdf. Please, can someone help? This might just kill me... I'll post links below to the dropbox files so you can take a look. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ff9qser123nsn1n/dojobannerprintvariant2.jpg?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/v49136o7yf9sfro/dojobannerprintvariant2.pdf?dl=0 https://www.dropbox.com/s/p4zbgyxlm15cx81/dojobannerprintvariant2.afdesign?dl=0 Thanks!!!
  13. Hi, can anyone advise, I have a Canon Pixma Pro 9000 II, I take photos in RAW with Nikon D7000 and adjust in Affinity but recently printed off on A4 and not happy with colour as per screen, this may be due to calibration of my macbook pro, (retina) but also down to the paper I used which was quite old Looking at various options on the net, i.e. calibration, sRGB against RGB etc., I also on Affinity under document found Convert or Assign ICC profile and within this options for printer and paper and at bottom highlighted was sRGB. My question is, under either or both of these profiles should I choose the printer/print paper I am going to use or as I have been doing just export them and select jpg option. Sorry if this sounds a stupid question but I have never before looked into this and it only arose because on several occasions I have been unhappy with the print colour again what I expect to see and at times they have come out a lot darker when printed. Also I am relatively new to Affinity Thanks in advance Sue
  14. I started having problems with Photoshop CC not printing to my Epson 7880 (no problem with my Epson P600). I can print test page, from Microsoft Office, Apple Apps, etc but not PS. It has been 10 days and they have not solved the problem. I run El Capitan 10.11.6. I decided to test Affinity but same problem. HELP!
  15. Hi, we have just purchased Affinity Designer and Photo to use with a sublimation printer Ricoh SG7100DN and a Sefa heat press. We have installed the Sawgrass colour profiles and used them to print out the photo to add to coasters. The issue is the blacks are printing red/brown and this happens when we print black ink work illustrations. Please can anyone help with the settings? Attached are the screenshots of document preferences and document setup for printing. The screenshots include the photos we are using. The last one is of the coasters showing the colour issues. Any help much appreciated as this is new venture for us. Thanks Jo & Andy
  16. what do you reckon is the best work flow to use lab colors in fine art work and print properly??? thanxxx
  17. what are the limitations with using LAB colors in AP and printing? thank you ! what is the correct LAB WORFLOW FOR PRINTING ?
  18. How do I access Soft Proofing, prior to sending a file for printing?
  19. Hello all, I'm working on Designer to create an advertising banner (to be printed). I'm exporting to CMYK PDF. The printing company requires "all spot colours to be converted to CMYK before creating the PDF". Does this have anything to do with the option "Honour spot colours"? You can find attached the presets I've used. Many thanks for your help. Nic
  20. Hi Guys, Im currently working on a name badges template for a company. The size in Affinity designer is 74mm x 24mm When I export to pdf and print it they are 70mm x 23. This is also when "fit" is turned off. Is there anything I need to change when exporting to pdf? could DPI have anything to do with it? srry Im a web guy and not a print guy :P Hope you can help.
  21. I created greeting cards using Affinity Photo and although the help section of Affinity Photo 1.4.1 software states 'Gudes are non-printing, non-exporting lines that float over your page and assist with positioning of layer content' it seems that they indeed have exported to the PDFs although mainly only faintly and have printed out on some cards but not all of them. This has ruined 10 x 20 cards = 200 which has cost me. I am still awaiting a reply from Serif after using their 'Ticket' system since 12th April
  22. This has already bit me a couple times. When I go to print a horizontal letter page, it gets flipped to portrait in the print dialog box, but with the same sizing. I have to constantly click the horizontal orientation button on the print dialog to correct it. It's almost as if Designer is always passing Portrait as the orientation.
  23. A printing service couldn't print my PDF which was created by AD, my settings were for print, I am trying A test with a PDX4 format as given as an option I have outlined/ curved the fonts. I went back to check in the document to see if I missed one font that did not get curved. To my surprise some of them when I select they seem not to have been curved as on the menu indicated, normally when they have been curved the menu selection is gray. I know when you select a line of text in the preview mode the whole line of text is selected and if I do it in the outline mode one letter at a time is selected, that's how I know my text is curved, I can print fine from my iMac. But a service center couldn't, they may not have a certain font so all text is curved. Any clues? Thanks
  24. When I create a rich black object (CMYK 65/65/65/100) in Designer, and print it to my b&w laser printer, I get not a solid black but a slightly dot-patterned one, as if the file is trying to separate itself. Which makes all black text look awful. I can get a solid black print if I set the document colour mode to Gray, but mostly what I want is crispy black text surrounded by colour objects if needed. Am I missing a step? Thanks—
  25. Hi, When trying to print an image and scaling it by a percentage the print preview box does not update the preview to show the new scale and how its fitting on the paper size. If I hit enter while still in the percentage dialogue box to try and update preview it automatically sends to printer instead of updating preview image. Frustrated as I now still have to go in to photoshop to print, the program i'm trying to move away from, defeating the purpose of using Affinity. Help would be appreciated. Thanks