Basic printing process with Digital Factory Apparel Polyprint Edition v10
A step-by-step guide on how to print your digital files successfully with Polyprint’s software.
Opening up the Digital Factory Apparel Polyprint Edition, a centralized hub appears that supports multiple print queues and is equipped with various settings. This way the user is being offered a multitude of options on how to transform its desired pattern and give it a personalized appearance that will make the print stand out.
The basic printing process consists of some simple yet important steps in order for your print to be of excellent printing quality. Those steps are described thoroughly below:
- Step 1: Depending on the substrate’s colour, the corresponding print queue (White, Colour or Black Shirt tabs) must be selected. After you selected the desired queue, then it’s time to choose the Graphics or the Photo queue depending on your file type. If you are equipped with more than one printer, you have to also select on which printer the procedure will take place.
- Step 2: After you opted for the desired queues, it’s time to load the file that is about to be printed. This can be achieved in two ways: By clicking on File and then choosing the Import File option or by tapping on the icon right beneath the File button.
- Step 3: When the digital file is loaded into the RIP, tap on it so the bar becomes blue and for the preview of the design to appear. Right below of the preview, there is a window which includes Queue, Page and Job settings.
In this tab you will find saved all the preconfigured default settings for each corresponding print queue. Meaning, that each time you upload a job, it will be printed according to the appearing settings. Of course, you can change the default settings at any time.
Select the printing template (platen size) according to the dimensions of the image that you want to print. Also, you can select the total times to output a page aka how many copies of the job you want to print.
Choose the desired printing mode between a variety of options. Adjust the dimensions of the image and its positioning by choosing from the options in the toolbar above the print queues.
Note: If a message “Changing Printing Mode” pops-up, proceed with Yes.
When printing on Colour or Black Shirt queue, tap on the Colour Adjust button to adjust the settings of the white underbase. In the Layers option, choose Underbase and then adjust the Maximum Ink % and the Choke option.
- Step 4: Proceed to printing your image by clicking on the Print Job button in the toolbar or by right-clicking on the image and then choosing the Print option.
Note: After selecting Print, the status will read Active and after finish loading, the printing percentage will appear, indicatory of the amount of printing that has been achieved.