The HP DesignJet Z6100 printer uses a 42-inch-wide roll of paper, and the PPD file has several built-in page sizes that will fit on the roll of paper.
|42_Inch_Roll||42 by 56 inches|
|36_Inch_Roll||36 by 56 inches|
|24_Inch_Roll||24 by 56 inches|
|30x40"||30 by 40 inches*|
|E_size_36_by_48||36 by 48 inches|
|D_size_24_by_36||24 by 36 inches*|
|C_size_18_by_24||18 by 24 inches*|
|*Use transverse printing to save paper|
All of these page sizes have the width (first dimension) shorter then the height (second dimension). For some of these page sizes, the height is less than the 42-inch roller and will fit on the paper "sideways." In these cases, you can save paper and money by specifying "transverse on" in the printing options. See the documentation for your platform (PC or Mac) for directions on using the "transverse" option.
If you do not see an appropriate page size, you may create your own custom page size. This is useful if you are making a poster to hang in a fixed-size area. When you use a custom page size, make the width less than the height. Your width should be less than than 42 inches, but your height is only limited by the length of paper on the roller. If your fixed area is wider than high, make the width the shorter dimension and print in landscape mode.
Note: Some applications limit the page size you can use. Page-size limitations for some of the most common applications are:
|AdobePS Windows printer driver||54 inches wide, 129 inches long|
|MS Publisher||49 inches in either direction|
|MS PowerPoint||56 inches in either direction|
|Adobe PageMaker 6.5||42 inches in either direction|
If your document is wider than it is high, you should specify "Landscape Mode" when printing to have the poster print correctly.