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Rounded rectangle stroke width printing inconsistently


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I am having this problem when printing to both my HP 9050DN (monochrome) and HP M551 (color) printers.

Once the stroke width is set greater than 1 pt the resulting print copies are randomly correct or incorrect with most being incorrect.

Perhaps I'm missing some parameter somewhere, but all parameters seem to be set identical in the case of these two rectangles.

Any help is appreciated.

Kind regards,

Chris

 

Here are some images as well as the Affinity Pub file used for these images.

First, the printed results (HP M551 w/Affinity handling the color):

 

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Next the rounded rectangle parameters in Affinity; note that there is a screenshot for each of the two rectangles on the above print copy.

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Rounded Rectangle Issue.afpub

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Hi @Chris_06

Welcome to the forums.

Opening your file in Affinity Publisher (macOS) and printing to my Epson mirrors what's on screen, (apart from missing front) see attached screenshot. Both rectangles do seem to be setup the same, I also tested printing to a Samsung as that was the same. Have you tried exporting out as PDF? If this exports ok, then try printing from that. Another option would be on the Print windows under Rasterisation to rasterise the entire page before printing.

Also try reinstalling your print drivers or check for any available updates.

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2 hours ago, Lee D said:

Opening your file in Affinity Publisher (macOS) and printing to my Epson mirrors what's on screen, (apart from missing front) see attached screenshot. Both rectangles do seem to be setup the same, I also tested printing to a Samsung as that was the same.

That pretty well isolates it to a printer driver problem. I'm using the latest version of HP's universal print driver and the problem occurs regardless of which workstation I run AP on and regardless of which printer I print to.

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Have you tried exporting out as PDF?

I've been way too over-focused on the problem and completely missed thinking of this option. This does result in the document printing correctly.

 

Thank-you for your help @Lee D!

 

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Not that it means much, but if on my Mac I use the Print > PDF > Save as PDF option so no actual printer is used, the resulting PDF looks identical to how it looks in the Affinity app.

Affinity Photo 1.10.5, Affinity Designer 1.10.5, Affinity Publisher 1.10.5;  2020 iMac 27"; 3.8GHz i7, Radeon Pro 5700, 32GB RAM; macOS 10.15.7
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1.10.5.280 & Affinity Designer 1.10.5 for iPad; 6th Generation iPad 32 GB; Apple Pencil; iPadOS 15.7

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9 hours ago, Chris_06 said:

I'm using the latest version of HP's universal print driver and the problem occurs regardless of which workstation I run AP on and regardless of which printer I print to.

See if you can download and install specific print drivers. Meaning ones for the actual printer(s).

Mac Pro (Late 2013) Mac OS 11.7.1 
Affinity Designer 2.0.0 | Affinity Photo 2.0.0 | Affinity Publisher 2.0.0 | Beta versions as they appear.

I have never mastered color management, period, so I cannot help with that.

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