Using paper test strips and overspray

Discussion in 'Photoshop' started by Beemer, Apr 17, 2004.

  1. Beemer

    Beemer Guest

    I have an Epson 1290 (US1280).

    (a) If it is set to printing to the edge will there be ink overspray
    build up?

    (b) If I use narrow test strips for color check (to save paper) what
    procedure should I use so that most of the image is not sprayed off the
    paper edges? I mean should I change the image size in PS7 or change the
    paper size to the same as the test strip?

    Beemer, Apr 17, 2004
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  2. Beemer

    me Guest

    I have the 1270

    Cutting up a large sheet (A3) to use as test prints. I print a test
    strip and use fit to page at a smaller size paper.

    This works for me.
    me, Apr 17, 2004
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  3. Beemer

    ~Doc Guest

    Great, something else to worry about. =)
    I've had a 1280 for about 3 years, it's never been an issue for me.
    I just run the same sheet of paper through each time rather than cut it into
    strips. In PS just create your test sample on a seperate layer over a white
    background then use guides to keep track of where you've moved your test
    sample from. I usually type in what settings or changes have been used under
    the sample strip (then move and edit it for the next test). Everything will
    save to file so you can use the same piece of paper for another project.

    ~Doc, Apr 17, 2004
  4. Beemer

    Mike Russell Guest

    There are ink wells at the right locations for standard paper sizes, so
    overspray is not an issue unless you cut the paper narrower.

    I generally put the test image in a 1 inch strip at the top of an all white
    8.5x11 page, then cut the strip off and print again in the same spot. It
    doesn't bother the printer that the sheet of paper is a bit short.
    Mike Russell, Apr 17, 2004
  5. Beemer

    Beemer Guest




    Beemer, Apr 17, 2004
  6. Beemer

    Beemer Guest


    As you will have guessed I'm a newcomer to digital printing although
    otherwise long in the tooth! I can't believe my brain was fixed on
    using vertical instead of horizontal test strips!!!!


    Beemer, Apr 17, 2004
  7. Beemer

    ~Doc Guest

    What does EOYKH stand for?
    ~Doc, Apr 17, 2004
  8. Beemer

    Beemer Guest

    Easy Once You Know How!

    Beemer, Apr 21, 2004
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