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Anyone using a Canon imagePROGRAF IPF670 Printer?

Stress Co_
Expert
From what I've read... seems good when printing from the roll, BUT
Is it easy to load precut sheets?
- 24"x 36" (D in the U.S.)
- 18"x24" (C)
- 11"x17" (B)

Do you have to remove the roll to do it?
I assume there is no way to load multiple sheets of B size. Yes?

Thanks for any input.
Marc Corney, Architect
Red Canoe Architecture, P. A.

Mac OS 10.15.7 (Catalina)
Processor: 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
Memory: 48 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
Graphics: Radeon Pro 580X 8GB
ArchiCAD 25 (5005 USA Full)
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Jan Vlach
Enthusiast
We have this printer, it is best used with the roll. It can print on sigle sheets (we used it that way when our Epson A3 printer broke down) you dont have to remove the roll for sheet printing, however you have to load each sheet individualy, and press release lever, once it is done. Basically you have to be standing beside babysiting it. It is okay if you need just few sheets, or in emergency, but not for regular use.
From Archicad 8.5 all the way to the present.
Passionate Autocad hater as well.
Wish to save palets and menus individualy in work enviroments:
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Jan Vlach
Enthusiast
We have this printer, it is best used with the roll. It can print on sigle sheets (we used it that way when our Epson A3 printer broke down) you dont have to remove the roll for sheet printing, however you have to load each sheet individualy, and press release lever, once it is done. Basically you have to be standing beside babysiting it. It is okay if you need just few sheets, or in emergency, but not for regular use.
From Archicad 8.5 all the way to the present.
Passionate Autocad hater as well.
Wish to save palets and menus individualy in work enviroments:
https://bit.ly/3pg3Bx7

Stress Co_
Expert
Good to know it's not impossible.
Thank you Skawagon
Marc Corney, Architect
Red Canoe Architecture, P. A.

Mac OS 10.15.7 (Catalina)
Processor: 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
Memory: 48 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
Graphics: Radeon Pro 580X 8GB
ArchiCAD 25 (5005 USA Full)

Stress Co_
Expert
skawagon wrote:
We have this printer, it is best used with the roll. It can print on sigle sheets (we used it that way when our Epson A3 printer broke down) you dont have to remove the roll for sheet printing, however you have to load each sheet individualy, and press release lever, once it is done. Basically you have to be standing beside babysiting it. It is okay if you need just few sheets, or in emergency, but not for regular use.
Have you found a work-a-round to bypass the forced, 0.91" margin on the right side of cut sheets?
Marc Corney, Architect
Red Canoe Architecture, P. A.

Mac OS 10.15.7 (Catalina)
Processor: 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
Memory: 48 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
Graphics: Radeon Pro 580X 8GB
ArchiCAD 25 (5005 USA Full)

We have recently got a iPF770 (pretty much the same machine) and I seem to recall from the user instruction that you can't print as far to the edge on single sheets as you can from the roll.

I don't know 100% for sure, as we don't intend to use it for anything other than printing from roll, so it went in one ear and out the other, but this does ring a bell.
Erwin Edel, Project Lead, Leloup Architecten
www.leloup.nl

ArchiCAD 9-24 NED FULL
Windows 10 Pro
Adobe Design Premium CS5

Stress Co_
Expert
From what I've learned. Pretty much stuck with the 23mm on the right margin.
I was hoping I could rotate the sheet to feed from the opposite direction
(Print the title block first, therefore forcing the 23mm margin to the binding edge of the drawing).
My work-a-round was to copy the layouts/master and rotate them upside down.

Off topic.
I like your avatar Erwin.
Always think of you as "Outstanding in your field".
Only... you're laying down
Marc Corney, Architect
Red Canoe Architecture, P. A.

Mac OS 10.15.7 (Catalina)
Processor: 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
Memory: 48 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
Graphics: Radeon Pro 580X 8GB
ArchiCAD 25 (5005 USA Full)

I think you can do some rotation stuff in the printer settings before sending out the job to printer, meaning you won't have to do that in ArchiCAD.

As for the profile pic, thanks, my wife (though not at the time of the photo) took it on our first holiday together (Black Mountains in Wales).
Erwin Edel, Project Lead, Leloup Architecten
www.leloup.nl

ArchiCAD 9-24 NED FULL
Windows 10 Pro
Adobe Design Premium CS5

Stress wrote:
From what I've learned. Pretty much stuck with the 23mm on the right margin.
I was hoping I could rotate the sheet to feed from the opposite direction
(Print the title block first, therefore forcing the 23mm margin to the binding edge of the drawing).
My work-a-round was to copy the layouts/master and rotate them upside down.
When wanting the larger margin on the binding edge, I have used Print > Layout > Reverse page orientation. This works for 11x17 sheets on a HP DesignJet T120.

David
David Maudlin / Architect

www.davidmaudlin.com

Digital Architecture

AC24 USA • iMac 27" 4.0GHz Quad-core i7 | 24 gb ram • MacBook Pro 2.8GHz | 16 gb ram • OSX10.15.7

Stress Co_
Expert
David wrote:
When wanting the larger margin on the binding edge, I have used Print > Layout > Reverse page orientation. This works for 11x17 sheets on a HP DesignJet T120.
That's it !
And I thought I looked at EVERY setting. Glad I posted the query.
Thank you David (& Erwin).
Marc Corney, Architect
Red Canoe Architecture, P. A.

Mac OS 10.15.7 (Catalina)
Processor: 3.6 GHz 8-Core Intel Core i9
Memory: 48 GB 2667 MHz DDR4
Graphics: Radeon Pro 580X 8GB
ArchiCAD 25 (5005 USA Full)

Marc:

Glad that worker for you, I was not sure if it would work for any printer. It also took me a lot of experimentation to figure this out.

David
David Maudlin / Architect

www.davidmaudlin.com

Digital Architecture

AC24 USA • iMac 27" 4.0GHz Quad-core i7 | 24 gb ram • MacBook Pro 2.8GHz | 16 gb ram • OSX10.15.7

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