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COR-3013 • Corel DRAW prints slightly off center


When I print from Corel Draw my images are slightly off center on the film. Also my stock prepress marks don't fit on the page.


Corel and all other vector Illustration and publishing programs can not by default place their "printer marks" such as registration marks, labeling, gradient bars. They must assume that the entire page is filled with graphics so they add the marks outside the print area. This works as long as your media is large enough to handle the extra outside information. Usually it creates a printing issue such as pushing images off center.

All programs have an adjustment for this and an option.

You can create your own "custom" registration marks and center lines using the programs registration color. For more information search "registration marks" in the online 24/7 Answer Center

In the Corel Draw print window click the Tab "Pre Press" and if using stock Corel marks click the option "Marks to Objects". This wraps (maps) the stock prepress marks to the bounding box of the artwork on the page. There needs to be enough page space around the image to fit the marks or issues will continue.

For more information search the 24/7 Answer Center key words "Adobe", "stock" or "registration".


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