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    Dragonfly's Avatar Dragonfly is offline Senior Member
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    Question Pantograph printer and paper

    Good morning all my quilting friends.

    It's my turn to ask a question.

    I am wanting to print my own pantographs for my quilting machine but it seems the only printers capable of printing on rolls of paper are large, very expensive commercial printers. I have the software to design the patterns but no way of printing them.

    Does anyone know of a smaller printer capable of printing on rolls of paper. I assume it is possible since you can now buy rolls of the photo transfer material for quilts. I suspect it is a case of not being available in Australia due to lack of demand so I am hoping some of my US or other country friends will know of one. If I can get a brand/model number I can have one shipped in. Also do you know of anyone selling rolls of paper for doing this so I don't need to buy a commercial quantity, there's a lot of those rolls in a carton.

    Many thanks in advance
    Lynn
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    Default Re: Pantograph printer and paper

    The normal household printer can print on banner paper, which is continuous, but folded every 11 inches. I'm wondering if you couldn't rig up a holder for a small roll of paper to feed into your printer in the same way. It might be work testing out.
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    Default Re: Pantograph printer and paper

    Thanks Karen I will check my printer, I never thought about banner printing. I guess any printer with a top sheet feed rather than the drawer type would work. I will have a play.
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    Default Re: Pantograph printer and paper

    Hi Lynn,

    Check out the Epson line of printers, a lot of them have a back door where the rolled paper feeds from. Non-commercial ones can go upto 17" wide.

    Also a good place to pick up an end roll is a graphic design or sign company. Ask them to sell (most will give) you the end roll of leftover jobs.

    Good luck! Silverlining/Ruby

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    Thanks I will look into those options.
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    Default Re: Pantograph printer and paper

    My best friend has a Tin Lizzy and we have found a way to cheat. I design the pantograph on regular size paper and then take extra wide freezer paper and trace it on that, repeating as many times as necessary with a sharpy. It works great and we can sometimes get 2 designs on a section of paper.

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