Christmas Envelopes

11-29-2012
With the Christmas Holiday just right around the corner I am sure many people are preparing to send out their Christmas cards.

Envelope Printer v2.50 can handle this.  However, you will have to experiment to figure out the correct settings for the Vertical and Horizontal placement of the addresses.  The Return address should be alright in location 0,0.  The To address will be the one you need to play with.

The easiest (and cheapest) way to determine the correct settings is to take several sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 paper and cut them down to the size of your envelopes.  Even though you already know which way to fee the envelope in the printer (face up or face down) in order for the program to print on the correct side, I still like to draw a big X on one side to represent the back where no printing should occur.  Next put the paper in your printer just as if it were envelopes.  Now print a test envelope.  Adjust the Vertical and Horizontal numbers and print again.  Repeat until the Address align where you want them.

Remember this when making changings to the Vertical and Horizontal numbers.

Vertical positive (+) numbers moves the printing down, negative (-) numbers moves the printing up.
Horizontal positive (+) numbers moves the printing to the right, negative (-) numbers move the printing to the left.

Each unit is approximately  1 pixel.  However, the program takes the size of the printed output box and centers it first.  Then your Vertical and Horizontal adjustments are applied from this location.  I do this because I have found that 1mm and 1 pixel are measured differently by different printers.  I think it has something to do with the printers print resolution, i.e. (300dpi, 600dpi, 1200dpi).  Since I do not know which resultion is being used I can not determine the true number of "pixels"/"dots" per 1mm.  I am working on being able to pull the resolution setting from the printer so that I can then provide a Vertical and Horizontal that makes more sense.

If you have any questions please feel free to use the contact form to drop me a line and I will assist in anyway that I can.

Kevin Perryman
Yet Another Software Development Company (YASDC)

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