Configure grommet marks
You can print circular marks to indicate where to cut holes after printing. Grommet marks are used to hang banners, or flags on a pole.
Do one of the following:
In Server Manager: On the sidebar, click Printers, and select a printer. In the printer's tree view, select a workflow. On the Finishing tab, expand the Grommet panel. In the panel header bar, select the check box to activate the settings.
In Job Editor: On the Finishing tab, expand the Grommet panel. In the panel header bar, select the check box to activate the settings.
- Select Limit to collection (optional).
When selected, this setting creates marks for a whole nesting, a whole step and repeat, or a whole tiling. When not selected, this setting creates marks around single jobs, including child jobs in nestings, and individual jobs in step and repeats.
- Select a grommet marks type.
- Type a line thickness, and a diameter.
Some settings are not available for some types of grommet marks.
- Select a color.
Select a color that is easily visible on your media. To print white marks, you require a printer with white ink.
- Define a margin (optional).
The margin setting repositions grommet marks relative to the edge of the job. Type a positive margin value to print grommet marks outside the job area. Type a negative margin value to print grommet marks inside the job area.
- Click Adjust Grommets (optional).
The Adjust Grommets dialog box allows more precise alignment of grommet marks (see the following steps).
- Type the distance from each job corner to the
first grommet mark.
This setting fixes the exact horizontal and vertical positions of end grommet marks. The values you enter are the distance measured from the job corner to the center of the grommet mark. Additional grommet marks are positioned between the two end points in accordance with the settings described below.
- Do one of the following:
Type the number of grommet marks. Each edge can have a different number of grommet marks. If no grommet marks are required along one edge, type “0” in the appropriate box.
Type the targeted distance between grommet marks. The total available distance is equal to the width or height of the image. If the edge of the image is not exactly divisible by the targeted distance, the distance between grommet marks is rounded up or down to ensure that the grommet marks are distributed evenly apart. The actual calculated distance between grommet marks is displayed under the value you entered. If no grommet marks are required along one edge, type “0” in the appropriate edit box.
- Click OK.
- Under Presets, click Save to create a preset of the current settings (optional).