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carolk
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printing a 6" x 6" folded card!
18/02/2013 at 2:53pm
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I am not the most savvy of people with regards to computers, but am gradually losing the will to live! I want to make a card that will measure 6" x 6" when folded, but do not seem to be able to work out the measurements when using CAP2, I go to custom and put in measurements of 6" x 6" then click landscape and then folded and constantly shows it portrait and the who length of 12" x 6"! What am I doing wrong?, its probably something simple, but this afternoon my brain doesn't seem to be able to work it out lol Thank you in anticipation.
wickedred
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18/02/2013 at 3:02pm
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You just click on cards then 6 x 6 template that is the shape you want and thats it.
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18/02/2013 at 4:57pm
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Don't forget to set your printer page size to match - UNfolded page size, 12" x 6"

If in doubt do a test print with spare paper so that you don't waste good card stock.
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18/02/2013 at 9:59pm
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I don't see a 6" x 6" template.

Try custom setting 12" width, 6" height. Folding type - card. Orientation - Landscape.
mummybear7
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19/02/2013 at 9:46am
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It took me ages to work this out as well - I have a Canon printer that applies a border - so if you have any problems with the image being off centre - bear in mind your printer may also apply an automatic border. I just compensate for that by have the image a particular size so I know it wont get chopped.

Also, bear in mind some cards aren't true 6x6 - you could measure the width and height - and use the custom settings as elderflower suggested, just changing your measurements accordingly. Also make sure your printer paper size matches your page size (this comes under my 'properties' tab for my printer in case you don't know where to find it).

If you want a step by step that I use - let me know, if it helps. x
elderflower
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19/02/2013 at 2:42pm
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About printer borders as mentioned by mummybear7, you may not be able to print borderless on 12" x 6".

My printer - also a Canon, will only do borderless on standard photo sizes, so I incorporate a border in my design, on the left side of the front page so that the borders balance.

You can do this using a very slim white quickshape, about 0.15" to 0.2" wide, place at both sides and top & bottom of the front page. You can soften the edges with a suitable edge brush. Or the fade edge, but I find this less controllable.
carolk
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03/03/2013 at 1:18pm
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Thank you soo much for all your help, I have now produced the card, thank you again for your patience and understanding and for taking the time to help
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04/03/2013 at 5:53pm
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uh...usually I see measurements in cm/mm, A3/A4, etc., so seeing the inches, I thought this might be a US thing, but I don't think I've seen 6x12 in. paper. Is that available as a specialty cardstock? What am I missing?

Kat
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04/03/2013 at 8:55pm
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hi Kat
Craft shops stock 6" x 6" (6" x 12").

Also I bought a bogof of A3 photo paper - 100 sheets! Did lots of chopping down to various sizes - including 12" x 6".

And with ref. to measurements - a number of us still think - and use - inches!

Annie
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04/03/2013 at 9:07pm
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ok, haha, that makes sense.

A3...that's like 16.5x11.7 in. I don't think I've seen photo paper that size here, either, unless I found that special somewhere, too. Maybe. But I get it, cutting things down to various size needs. I read borderless and couldn't wrap 12 in., in my head. Not missing, but confused .

I may have to look for 12x12 at the nearest craft store, tho, and get two out of it. Usually it's all funky patterned paper to cut up for real-world scraps. Not sure I've seen subtle all that much.

Thank you!
Kat

Edit: bogof...I didn't know that one! I thought it was a typo! lol!

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