Lets print the second “floral” page side
Wouuhsaaah… be the printer, be the printer… okay, I am the printer. We can have a look onto printing the second page. Even I do bookbinding for quite some time now, it always is like a little adventure. With every notebook I make, I still learn something new. I never have done a manual for somebody else before. How exciting! And a nice challenge.
Well, our “Blue” got excited by mentioning the T. Rex. You must know, he has a passion for dinosaurs, so he was unstoppable and headed left. But he promised me the pictures. So lets see what he has found on his phat, too.
The paper has to get back into the tray of course. So I put it back on top of the stack, the same way my printer has delivered it to me. Remember, the page will just turn from back to front now. And my printer will give me the top of the “Landscape” printout on the right. That means the printed first side must be the visible picture, like the rose was before. And so the thick line marking the top of my printout has also to remain at right. A last check and the tray gets carefully inserted back into its place again.
The rose on the back is currently facing upside down. Turning the page 180 degrees makes no sense even the circled arrow would end up at top again. It just messes up the printouts. I got so excited by arrows that I made this little happy accident. My false focus is the reason why this toolkit thread happens to have little side stories. And a funny and also better manual. Cheers to little happy accidents.
For printing out the second page side it also is essential that the whole settings are the same like the first time. Checking it, is a routine, I always do. So I check, if it still gives me full size, all on grey scale, automatic “Landscape” / “Portrait” format, no fast print and an A4 printout.
I see no need to change my chosen template. I have to tell my printer’s setup again about of just printing page 1 of “singles” or otherwise it does them all. The whole setup statuses normally don’t change, if I haven’t closed my PDF Reader and opened again. Well, but routine is routine. So I like to make sure of. I can move on.
drum roll please…
Heeere it comes. Yeah and I am happy with it. You can see my “black” pen marks I did all the way along. On the first sight everything looks good on both pictures. Only that one rose comes out upside down and the other all about right. The printer has done it’s job, the thick line of the top is at the right as supposed to. So lets investigate it further what went wrong on “Blue’s” left path.
Lifting the paper shows further differences. You can already see that the thick line of the template’s top comes out wrongly on the left path. Because of turning the paper 180 degrees its on the left now, of one of the page sides. That would make a notebook you would have to turn by 180 degrees every second page.
Thinking about it. Well, we could call it “the spinning notebook” and sell it on etsy. But I am pretty sure that it would flop the sales. And it would also become harder to assemble it. It would be kind of quite a crazy notebook with the potential to frustrate people.
The next two pictures show what I mean quite well. I placed the roses versus each other for you. The right path comes out well, the left path not so much.
Folding a tiny part of each paper shows it even better. The colored arrows indicating the match and mismatch. Hopefully this manual was a good help to you of mastering your “bottom” printer, also in long terms. The time comes, when you leave your test prints for doing the real job. Well, there will always be a pencil for erasable little page notes. You wont have to draw squares and sketches anymore. Just a few little marginal notes or marks will do the job, too.
Trust in yourself.
Look who I have found… not so sleeping beauty. She was so kind to fill up my sheet of paper and gave me her autograph, too. Isn’t that lovely? Oh, you have found t. Lex, as in “tiny Lexter the lizard”. Her pet. Did you know, he loves to play princess and dragon and fakes footprints. Don’t be sad, technically a lizard has dinosaur ancestors. And he doesn’t will eat you.
I have a great idea, next time let us do skydiving. No?