Misplaced bitmap on printing from DrawX4 to colour laserjet CP3505dn

I am having issues on printing to my colour laserjet from Draw X4. Although all appears fine on print preview any bitmaps included in the image (I do a lot of drawing over scanned maps etc) are offset up the page on printout. I also use CutePDF for printing to pdf for such work and that comes out fine (and the pdf can be printed correctly on the same printer) - so the issue might lie either on the Corel or more likely the HP side of things (or in the interaction of the two). That said, I haven't yet had any issues printing to the printer from other applications. Has anyone else had similar problems?

I am running X4 on WinXP MCE, with the printer attached by usb to a networked WinXPpro box. The driver is v 61.63.346.0

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  • hi tim

    yes we have experience with similar issues when printing complex objects, But I solve it by converting to bitmap a copy for printing.

     

  • Have a CP3505n here with the same driver, connected to the network. Can't remember seeing what you describe (or maybe I just don't understand, please try to explain again or upload a screenshot or sample file), but I've had other problems with it.
    If I use Print Preview and print from there, Draw locks up and i have to force it to close. If I have made one print first and then try via Print Preview it may work, but not if I try the preview route the first time in a session. Seen that?

  • In reply to Ronny Axelsson:

     So far I haven't had any lockups on printing - in print preview or elsewhere (touch wood...).

    Sorry if I didn't explain the issue properly. If I have an imported bitmap for a base map (for instance), and then (on other layers) have overlain vector annotations and linework, then when I print the vector linework is all in the right place on the page, but the underlying basemap prints about a centimetre too high up the page - the two are no longer correctly registered.

  • Is the bitmap cropped to the exact size you want it to print at?... and then placed on the page.

    And then if all that is right... you might want to try selecting and grouping everything on the page you want to print... and then print selection in the print dialogue box.

  • In reply to TimYoung:

    TimYoung
    So far I haven't had any lockups on printing - in print preview or elsewhere (touch wood...).

    If the problem appears, would you please be so kind and let me know. I have the same problem with two computers and I also got a verification from a fellow user who could get it by doing a dummy install of the driver, but so far I haven't been able to get confirmation from anyone with the actual printer installed. Trying to figure out where the problem is. Corel, HP, or the combination.
    TimYoung
    the underlying basemap prints about a centimetre too high up the page - the two are no longer correctly registered.
    That's what i thought, and haven't seen so far. Is the bitmap altered in some way? Rotated, cropped, changed with the Shape Tool, powerclipped? Does it happen with every file?