White edges on IDP Smart 51/31

Modified on Wed, 08 Jul 2020 at 03:42 PM

Here are the instructions for adjusting the offsets on a Smart Printer to resolve issues with excessive white edges.

 

ALWAYS MAKE A NOTE OF ANY SETTINGS YOU CHANGE INCASE YOU NEED TO REVERT BACK TO THE ORIGINAL SETTINGS.


If your Smart printer prints excessive white margins when printing full colour edge to edge you may need to adjust the print offsets.

1. Insert the supplied driver Installation CD or download the Smart 31/51 installation CD from this page..

https://www.idp-corp.com/index/bbs/board.php?bo_table=s4_1&cate=22


2. Browse to the Utilities folder on the CD and run the CardPrinterConfig.exe. 


3. When asked for password just click OK to get passed the message. By default no password is set. 


4. The Utility will connect to the printer and its name will appear at the top of the program. 


5. Centre left will be a picture of a Black and grey test card. Do not worry about the position of this the diagram is only a 

rough guide. 


6. To the right of the Test card there are the offset values. The important ones are Y Start , Y End Y Scale and X Position Offset.


7. Look for the ‘Y Start Position’. This changes the top short edge of the card ( when printing at the black and grey test card) decreasing the value moves the image up toward the leading edge reducing the white edge. Try decreasing by 5 units then click set config to save setting to printer.


8. Look for the ‘Y End Position’. This chaned the margin at the  bottom ( when printing at the black and grey test card)  increasing the value by 5 Units by clicking on the up arrow 5 times reduces the margin.


9. Click the ‘Set Config’ Button and then try to print the test card. You will need to use a YMCKO ribbon. If you have a YMCFKO ribbon you can just try to print your own design. 


10. If the ribbon snaps Increase the Y Start and Decrease the Y End by a few more units and retest. 


11. Adjusting the X Offset will improve the long edge if one edge has a bigger margin.


12. Adjusting the Y Scale will stretch or shrink the image on the card.


Always ensure your artwork is set up at the correct size, the optimum being 1024 pixels x 640 pixels @ 300 DPI resolution.


 

ALWAYS MAKE A NOTE OF ANY SETTINGS YOU CHANGE INCASE YOU NEED TO REVERT BACK TO THE ORIGINAL SETTINGS.


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