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    How to you get a printer to print red lines instead of black?

    It's all fun
    Terry
    Craftsman 18"
    Delta 46-460 lathe
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  • #2
    Terry: Assuming you have a color printer, change the color of the line to red in whatever application you created the pattern in. Alternatively, many color printers allow one or two color printing of b & w docs. These changes can normally be made under "properties" in the print dialog.

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    • #3
      What about a pattern I didn't make?

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      Terry
      Craftsman 18"
      Delta 46-460 lathe
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      • #4
        You could try Rapid Resizer. You can print out the final pattern in any color you like, but I do use red. Great program, use it a lot.
        Chuck D


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        • #5
          Originally posted by Terry Murphy View Post
          What about a pattern I didn't make?
          I use a lot of Steve Goods patterns that come as PDF's

          If I want to change colour I use GIMP (free program)

          Open the PDF and find the page I want and import.

          Use select tool to select area I want. Ie big square on tools page

          Select colors and then colorize. Play with the saturation and hue to get the color you want and then print.

          I hope you can see the results here.

          gimp.jpg
          Last edited by Don in Brooklin On; 12-19-2011, 03:24 PM. Reason: spelling
          Don McFarland ​Member - Durham Woodworking Club http://www.durhamwoodworkingclub.com/

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          • #6
            Another option Terry is to scan the pattern to your computer. Put it someplace where you can find it again.
            Here's what I do when I want to print a color to some patterns.
            Open file in Irfanview, click File, click Print, select the printer I want to use, click printer setup, click properties, click effects, click box monochrome effect, select color by moving slide, click OK, click OK again, click Print.
            I realize you may not have the same setup as I do, but if you play around with your parameters you should be able to find you can print your patterns in the color you want. Good luck.
            .....and as I mentioned in my earlier post, a highlighter can be helpful if you don't want to use the printer.
            Last edited by Wood Dog; 12-19-2011, 04:27 PM.
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            • #7
              Hay Chuck if I can step in on this thread. I have the rapid resizer program also. How do you just get the line to change color an not the whole pattern?

              I have had a lot of trouble with the program but they have been very good at showing me how to get around the trouble an make the program work. Thanks

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Trackman View Post
                Hay Chuck if I can step in on this thread. I have the rapid resizer program also. How do you just get the line to change color an not the whole pattern? Thanks
                I am afraid I don't understand the question. The lines of the pattern are printed in red, not the whole page and it is the choice you make, I think, on the last page. I will double check and see.

                Update: I checked and the last page gives you the options of several colors.
                Last edited by ChuckD; 12-19-2011, 07:48 PM.
                Chuck D


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                • #9
                  I did it!
                  I just changed the color to magenta in the preferences, and it worked.

                  Sometimes I just can't see the forest through the trees!

                  It's all fun
                  Terry
                  Craftsman 18"
                  Delta 46-460 lathe
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