Issue with Pepakura

Discussion in 'New Recruits' started by kwebber321, May 1, 2018.

  1. kwebber321

    kwebber321 New Member

    I just got a pack of A4 paper to print new models but the problem is its not printing the full templates. Its printing them in Letter format instead of A4. All the settings are set to print A4 but its not printing the full page for me. I have an HP LaserJet Pro P1102w Printer. Anyone have a issue like this?
     
  2. Benton188

    Benton188

    Be sure to check the 'margin' settings as well. I usually try and keep the margins set as low as possible and keep all the parts well within the page so they do not get cut off. You can always reorganize the pieces so they don't get cut off, may waste a bit more paper that way, but it helps.
     
    eiros and Dirtdives like this.
  3. Satchmo III

    Satchmo III Well-Known Member

    The parts layout stays the same when you change the paper size or margins (that is to say, the program ignores the page bounds and the XYcoordinate layout of the parts stays the same), so you'll definitely have to reorganize the parts to fit the changed paper size bounds. Like Benton188 mentioned, if you decrease the margins to however large you printer can go, you'll maximize the amount of space you can fit parts on a page.

    You can reorganize the parts layout manually in the 2D window. If you're new to Pepakura Designer you could start with the program's automatic recalculation function after you change the paper size, found via the following menu path (at least with Pepakura Designer 4). There are a few variables you can adjust, you'll want it to look something like below but with the dimensions you want.

    [2D Menu] > [Recalculate Parts Layout...]

    Recalc parts.png

    This function is okay but it will space the parts out a lot and some parts might still overlap the page bounds so you'll probably want/need to spend some time moving and rotating the parts manually to ensure everything fits and to minimize wasted space. You can do this using [Select and Move], [Rotate], [Join/Disjoin Face] functions.

    Instead of using the automatic recalculation function, it might be easier to just move/rotate parts yourself from the start, it just depends on your preference.

    Good luck with your project.
     
    Last edited: May 1, 2018
    eiros and Dirtdives like this.

Share This Page