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I can't get my business cards to line up when I print them

 
 
jondix_01
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      08-10-2005, 07:31 AM
I am trying to print business cards from publisher, using my own design
rather than one of the publisher ones. The cards do not have an avery number
but I have carefully measured all of the margins and put them into the page
set up screen - the cards are 10 to a page (5 rows of 2) and do not have a
gap between them so I have set the horizontal and vertical gap fields to 0.

When I print them the first card is aligned correctly but then the printing
on each successive one moves slowly upwards. After two or three cards they
are totally misaligned. I have checked the settings several times but can
find nothing wrong with them.

What am I doing wrong? I can't think of anything else to check.

Thanks

Jon
 
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Mary Sauer
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      08-10-2005, 08:39 AM
If you are using an inkjet it could be the way the printer is picking up the stock.
This is not a Publisher issue but a printer issue. Do you have a lever on your
printer for heavier stock?

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"jondix_01" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:204F4FA4-18B4-4528-8C05-(E-Mail Removed)...
>I am trying to print business cards from publisher, using my own design
> rather than one of the publisher ones. The cards do not have an avery number
> but I have carefully measured all of the margins and put them into the page
> set up screen - the cards are 10 to a page (5 rows of 2) and do not have a
> gap between them so I have set the horizontal and vertical gap fields to 0.
>
> When I print them the first card is aligned correctly but then the printing
> on each successive one moves slowly upwards. After two or three cards they
> are totally misaligned. I have checked the settings several times but can
> find nothing wrong with them.
>
> What am I doing wrong? I can't think of anything else to check.
>
> Thanks
>
> Jon



 
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Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)
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      08-10-2005, 01:30 PM
Your template is not set up correctly.. print onto plain paper and then
overlay the paper onto your card stock..

If you are using Avery templates on non-Avery card stock, you can't
guarantee results without some fiddling.. likewise, if you use non-Avery
templates with Avery card stock, the same will apply..

If you have a problem with paper feed, it would show up with any kind of
document.. for instance, if you were to load a text document into Publisher
and then print it onto your card stock, I doubt that the text would
gradually move up or move anywhere other than where it should be.. you might
want to try this just to knock out the paper feed problem from the overall
equation..

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MVP - Windows Shell/User


"jondix_01" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:204F4FA4-18B4-4528-8C05-(E-Mail Removed)...
>I am trying to print business cards from publisher, using my own design
> rather than one of the publisher ones. The cards do not have an avery
> number
> but I have carefully measured all of the margins and put them into the
> page
> set up screen - the cards are 10 to a page (5 rows of 2) and do not have a
> gap between them so I have set the horizontal and vertical gap fields to
> 0.
>
> When I print them the first card is aligned correctly but then the
> printing
> on each successive one moves slowly upwards. After two or three cards they
> are totally misaligned. I have checked the settings several times but can
> find nothing wrong with them.
>
> What am I doing wrong? I can't think of anything else to check.
>
> Thanks
>
> Jon



 
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Mary Sauer
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      08-10-2005, 02:42 PM
I use to have a Canon that would not print in same place twice. The way I worked
around was to print one copy at a time with only one piece of paper in the feed. It
is the same with a color Epson I have now. Plain paper printing does not have this
issue, nor does labels, it is the heavier stock.
I can put 50 sheets of paper of any weight into my laser and it never prints wrong.
I use all sorts of brand business cards (the best ones are not Avery, but they all
are 2.5 x 3), they all do the same. It is the way the paper feeds into the rollers.

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http://msauer.mvps.org/
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"Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:%231uO3%(E-Mail Removed)...
> Your template is not set up correctly.. print onto plain paper and then overlay the
> paper onto your card stock..
>
> If you are using Avery templates on non-Avery card stock, you can't guarantee
> results without some fiddling.. likewise, if you use non-Avery templates with Avery
> card stock, the same will apply..
>
> If you have a problem with paper feed, it would show up with any kind of document..
> for instance, if you were to load a text document into Publisher and then print it
> onto your card stock, I doubt that the text would gradually move up or move
> anywhere other than where it should be.. you might want to try this just to knock
> out the paper feed problem from the overall equation..
>
> --
> Mike Hall
> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>
>
> "jondix_01" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:204F4FA4-18B4-4528-8C05-(E-Mail Removed)...
>>I am trying to print business cards from publisher, using my own design
>> rather than one of the publisher ones. The cards do not have an avery number
>> but I have carefully measured all of the margins and put them into the page
>> set up screen - the cards are 10 to a page (5 rows of 2) and do not have a
>> gap between them so I have set the horizontal and vertical gap fields to 0.
>>
>> When I print them the first card is aligned correctly but then the printing
>> on each successive one moves slowly upwards. After two or three cards they
>> are totally misaligned. I have checked the settings several times but can
>> find nothing wrong with them.
>>
>> What am I doing wrong? I can't think of anything else to check.
>>
>> Thanks
>>
>> Jon

>
>



 
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Mike Hall \(MS-MVP\)
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      08-10-2005, 07:19 PM
Mary

What can I say other than you should have purchased an HP.. :-)

I have had happen what the OP describes, but it was down to me using the
incorrect mixture of template and card stock.. however, I do not doubt for a
second that you have a valid and worthwhile point, especially as you are not
the proud owner of a DeskJet..

Enter JoAnn stage left <space> <space> "we love HP, we love HP"..

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"Mary Sauer" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>I use to have a Canon that would not print in same place twice. The way I
>worked around was to print one copy at a time with only one piece of paper
>in the feed. It is the same with a color Epson I have now. Plain paper
>printing does not have this issue, nor does labels, it is the heavier
>stock.
> I can put 50 sheets of paper of any weight into my laser and it never
> prints wrong.
> I use all sorts of brand business cards (the best ones are not Avery, but
> they all are 2.5 x 3), they all do the same. It is the way the paper feeds
> into the rollers.
>
> --
> Mary Sauer MSFT MVP
> http://office.microsoft.com/
> http://msauer.mvps.org/
> news://msnews.microsoft.com
> "Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:%231uO3%(E-Mail Removed)...
>> Your template is not set up correctly.. print onto plain paper and then
>> overlay the paper onto your card stock..
>>
>> If you are using Avery templates on non-Avery card stock, you can't
>> guarantee results without some fiddling.. likewise, if you use non-Avery
>> templates with Avery card stock, the same will apply..
>>
>> If you have a problem with paper feed, it would show up with any kind of
>> document.. for instance, if you were to load a text document into
>> Publisher and then print it onto your card stock, I doubt that the text
>> would gradually move up or move anywhere other than where it should be..
>> you might want to try this just to knock out the paper feed problem from
>> the overall equation..
>>
>> --
>> Mike Hall
>> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>>
>>
>> "jondix_01" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:204F4FA4-18B4-4528-8C05-(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>I am trying to print business cards from publisher, using my own design
>>> rather than one of the publisher ones. The cards do not have an avery
>>> number
>>> but I have carefully measured all of the margins and put them into the
>>> page
>>> set up screen - the cards are 10 to a page (5 rows of 2) and do not have
>>> a
>>> gap between them so I have set the horizontal and vertical gap fields to
>>> 0.
>>>
>>> When I print them the first card is aligned correctly but then the
>>> printing
>>> on each successive one moves slowly upwards. After two or three cards
>>> they
>>> are totally misaligned. I have checked the settings several times but
>>> can
>>> find nothing wrong with them.
>>>
>>> What am I doing wrong? I can't think of anything else to check.
>>>
>>> Thanks
>>>
>>> Jon

>>
>>

>
>



 
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Mary Sauer
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      08-10-2005, 08:51 PM
I have had several color printers over the years, never a HP. I have a HP LaserJet
5000. A wonderful printer...

I have no quarrel with Epson, it prints pretty good photos, pretty good is about all
I need.
I am considering a HP. I like the sound of the thermal color technology.
Vista arrived today...

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http://msauer.mvps.org/
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"Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
> Mary
>
> What can I say other than you should have purchased an HP.. :-)
>
> I have had happen what the OP describes, but it was down to me using the incorrect
> mixture of template and card stock.. however, I do not doubt for a second that you
> have a valid and worthwhile point, especially as you are not the proud owner of a
> DeskJet..
>
> Enter JoAnn stage left <space> <space> "we love HP, we love HP"..
>
> --
> Mike Hall
> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>
>
> "Mary Sauer" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>>I use to have a Canon that would not print in same place twice. The way I worked
>>around was to print one copy at a time with only one piece of paper in the feed. It
>>is the same with a color Epson I have now. Plain paper printing does not have this
>>issue, nor does labels, it is the heavier stock.
>> I can put 50 sheets of paper of any weight into my laser and it never prints
>> wrong.
>> I use all sorts of brand business cards (the best ones are not Avery, but they all
>> are 2.5 x 3), they all do the same. It is the way the paper feeds into the
>> rollers.
>>
>> --
>> Mary Sauer MSFT MVP
>> http://office.microsoft.com/
>> http://msauer.mvps.org/
>> news://msnews.microsoft.com
>> "Mike Hall (MS-MVP)" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:%231uO3%(E-Mail Removed)...
>>> Your template is not set up correctly.. print onto plain paper and then overlay
>>> the paper onto your card stock..
>>>
>>> If you are using Avery templates on non-Avery card stock, you can't guarantee
>>> results without some fiddling.. likewise, if you use non-Avery templates with
>>> Avery card stock, the same will apply..
>>>
>>> If you have a problem with paper feed, it would show up with any kind of
>>> document.. for instance, if you were to load a text document into Publisher and
>>> then print it onto your card stock, I doubt that the text would gradually move up
>>> or move anywhere other than where it should be.. you might want to try this just
>>> to knock out the paper feed problem from the overall equation..
>>>
>>> --
>>> Mike Hall
>>> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>>>
>>>
>>> "jondix_01" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>>> news:204F4FA4-18B4-4528-8C05-(E-Mail Removed)...
>>>>I am trying to print business cards from publisher, using my own design
>>>> rather than one of the publisher ones. The cards do not have an avery number
>>>> but I have carefully measured all of the margins and put them into the page
>>>> set up screen - the cards are 10 to a page (5 rows of 2) and do not have a
>>>> gap between them so I have set the horizontal and vertical gap fields to 0.
>>>>
>>>> When I print them the first card is aligned correctly but then the printing
>>>> on each successive one moves slowly upwards. After two or three cards they
>>>> are totally misaligned. I have checked the settings several times but can
>>>> find nothing wrong with them.
>>>>
>>>> What am I doing wrong? I can't think of anything else to check.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>>
>>>> Jon
>>>
>>>

>>
>>

>
>



 
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      08-10-2005, 09:11 PM
Donna in Idaho <(E-Mail Removed) (remove spam)> was very
recently heard to utter:
> When I got ready to take my empty cartridges
> to the Girl Scouts recently for recycling - here's what I had used
> since buying the printer - 4 cyan, 3 magenta, and 2 yellow. Since I
> could replace them individually on my Epson, I wasn't throwing away
> unused ink.


If you think you were throwing away a lot of ink on the Canon, you should
see how much you waste using an Epson that doesn't have the multiple ink
tanks.

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      08-10-2005, 09:17 PM
Ed Bennett <(E-Mail Removed)> was very recently heard to utter:
> Canon


Freudian slip - meant HP - sorry

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      08-10-2005, 09:21 PM
I don't think it can be that as the first row of two cards on the page are
correctly aligned. I assume it must that it thinks the busiess cards are
slightly smaller than they really are. I expect I could cure it by fiddling
with the card size and gap settings on the page set up screen but it seems
odd that this is happening as they are undoubtedly "correct."

Thanks for all the replies, any other suggestions gratefully received.

"Mary Sauer" wrote:

> If you are using an inkjet it could be the way the printer is picking up the stock.
> This is not a Publisher issue but a printer issue. Do you have a lever on your
> printer for heavier stock?
>
> --
> Mary Sauer MSFT MVP
> http://office.microsoft.com/
> http://msauer.mvps.org/
> news://msnews.microsoft.com
> "jondix_01" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
> news:204F4FA4-18B4-4528-8C05-(E-Mail Removed)...
> >I am trying to print business cards from publisher, using my own design
> > rather than one of the publisher ones. The cards do not have an avery number
> > but I have carefully measured all of the margins and put them into the page
> > set up screen - the cards are 10 to a page (5 rows of 2) and do not have a
> > gap between them so I have set the horizontal and vertical gap fields to 0.
> >
> > When I print them the first card is aligned correctly but then the printing
> > on each successive one moves slowly upwards. After two or three cards they
> > are totally misaligned. I have checked the settings several times but can
> > find nothing wrong with them.
> >
> > What am I doing wrong? I can't think of anything else to check.
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > Jon

>
>
>

 
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Mary Sauer
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      08-10-2005, 09:37 PM
You could setup your page manually, Arrange, side margins .75, top & bottom margin
..5. five rows, 2 columns. I doubt this will make any difference in the print. But if
you have to adjust it will be easier. Draw a line around the cards, print a draft and
compare it to your business card stock.

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"jondix_01" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>I don't think it can be that as the first row of two cards on the page are
> correctly aligned. I assume it must that it thinks the busiess cards are
> slightly smaller than they really are. I expect I could cure it by fiddling
> with the card size and gap settings on the page set up screen but it seems
> odd that this is happening as they are undoubtedly "correct."
>
> Thanks for all the replies, any other suggestions gratefully received.
>
> "Mary Sauer" wrote:
>
>> If you are using an inkjet it could be the way the printer is picking up the
>> stock.
>> This is not a Publisher issue but a printer issue. Do you have a lever on your
>> printer for heavier stock?
>>
>> --
>> Mary Sauer MSFT MVP
>> http://office.microsoft.com/
>> http://msauer.mvps.org/
>> news://msnews.microsoft.com
>> "jondix_01" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
>> news:204F4FA4-18B4-4528-8C05-(E-Mail Removed)...
>> >I am trying to print business cards from publisher, using my own design
>> > rather than one of the publisher ones. The cards do not have an avery number
>> > but I have carefully measured all of the margins and put them into the page
>> > set up screen - the cards are 10 to a page (5 rows of 2) and do not have a
>> > gap between them so I have set the horizontal and vertical gap fields to 0.
>> >
>> > When I print them the first card is aligned correctly but then the printing
>> > on each successive one moves slowly upwards. After two or three cards they
>> > are totally misaligned. I have checked the settings several times but can
>> > find nothing wrong with them.
>> >
>> > What am I doing wrong? I can't think of anything else to check.
>> >
>> > Thanks
>> >
>> > Jon

>>
>>
>>



 
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