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    I am trying to print greetings cards on ready made 5 x 7 pre-scored card from Adobe Illustrator.

    I'm coming in a bit late here, but why not try using Contacts.app or Pages.app to print the cards.

    Usually the Avery Numbers are used but I'm not sure what the 5 x 7 pre-scored stock is equivalent to.

    I'd try printing on normal (cheaper ) paper and the hold it up to a window superimposed over the pre-scored stock.

    Both Apple apps have templates for various business or greeting cards, and just might work better for your project.




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    Regardless of which app he uses to print greeting cards, as long as he's using the 5" x 7" stock and his current printer, he will be unable to do so. The Avery greeting card sheets come in various sizes and would probably work with the correct size vertical sheet and card cutouts. I'm sure Adobe Illustrator would be able to do single landscape printing on that type of sheet. We use the Avery vertical sheets for our labels with a Word template that they include.

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    Regardless of which app he uses to print greeting cards, as long as he's using the 5" x 7" stock and his current printer, he will be unable to do so.

    Hmmm…??? I don't really see why not as that Epson XP 345 supports "13 x 18 cm" stock and that sure close enough to 7"x5" 18cm x 12cm I would think.

    https://www.epson.co.uk/products/pri...specifications
    > Paper / Media handling


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    Did you read his original post about how he's placing the card stock in the printer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    Did you read his original post about how he's placing the card stock in the printer?

    I did but to be honest it didn't make sense to me.

    All I know is according to Epson, that printer is listed as supporting that size card stock so I'd assume the OP is not doing something correctly. Yeah right eh???…!!




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    I'm going by what he said above that he has to put the card stock in lengthwise in order for it to work correctly with Adobe Illustrator. Epson printers can be fussy. Did you notice what I wrote above about my NX 420 refusing to print on three hole paper sheets? I use a lot of three hole sheets for booklets that we make and place in cheap three ring binders and always have to switch to my HP LaserJet to print on them.

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    Did you notice what I wrote above about my NX 420 refusing to print on three hole paper sheets?

    Hmmm… not really, but I'd bet that you could pick up a three-hole punch from an office supply store for a pretty cheap price eh??




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    LOL, when we're printing multi-page booklets, remind me to invite you here to do the three hole punching. I'll even supply the three hole punch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    LOL, when we're printing multi-page booklets, remind me to invite you here to do the three hole punching. I'll even supply the three hole punch.

    I'm sorry Charlie, but I won't be able to make it but maybe one of these could help with the job:
    Create Booklet or BookletCreator via:
    https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/21068/create-booklet

    I used a similar utility way back in System 9 days. It had staple and hole punch markers and auto gutter and margin spacing. It worked well. And I assume theist would do a similar helpful thing.

    PS: Don't forget to set your clocks ahead for tomorrow.




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    So to be clear here, Im completely lost. I am selecting 5x7 when Im printing from PDF now, I have placed the 5x7 card into my printer vertically, my printer screen also asks me the select the size that has been inserted to which Im selecting 5x7, however the print still comes out wrong?

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    Try posting your dilemma on the Epson help page. There's something very wrong when the preview shows correct placement but the printing is haywire.

    https://www.epson.co.uk/support
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    If the shoe fits, buy it in every colour.

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    Thanks, however their website doesn't seem to be much help for this type of issue either.

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    @Big Dave
    Thanks, however their website doesn't seem to be much help for this type of issue either.


    Anything here that might help?:
    How to Print on Cardstock
    https://www.lcipaper.com/kb/how-to-p...tock-tips.html

    Or even here?:
    https://www.macworld.com/article/314...s-for-mac.html

    Is the screenshot in your earlier #2 post what you are seeing and having problems with?
    If not, could you post what you are seeing????


    PS:
    It may be easier and save yourself a lot of frustration and aggravation and just take your needed graphic data (thumb drive or email etc.) to a local print shop and have them run off the number of copies you need on their 5 x 7 card stock.

    Amazingly cheap usually and even better if they have a sale going. At least in our area here.





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    Last edited by pm-r; 03-11-2018 at 12:50 PM. Reason: add PS

  14. #29
    Thanks Patrick, appreciate the further response.

    Will check out the articles. The difficulty I will have is its various designs that I want to print and not just the one so therefore I wanted to print my own rather than elsewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigdavecox90 View Post
    Thanks Patrick, appreciate the further response.

    Will check out the articles. The difficulty I will have is it’s various designs that I want to print and not just the one so therefore I wanted to print my own rather than elsewhere.

    OK, but just curious and my apologies if I missed it, but do any of the graphics you want to use work and print properly when printed on normal "letter" size paper??




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