Copy a Thick Original Such as a Book to Roll Paper - TC-20M

Article ID: ART181862 | Date published: 04/11/2023 | Date last updated: 04/13/2023


Learn how to copy thick original items on to roll paper with the imagePROGRAF TC-20.


When copying thick originals such as books, you can make a copy without black margins around the image and gutter shadows. Using this function, you can reduce unnecessary ink consumption.

Frame erase copy example

  1. Load paper.

  2. Load the original on the document platen.

  3. Select Copy on the HOME screen.

     If both roll paper and cut sheets are loaded, a screen will appear asking which one to use. Select Copy to roll paper.

  4. Select Frame erase copy.

  5. On the Copy standby screen, specify settings as necessary.

    Figure: Copy standby screen

    1. The size and type of the loaded paper.

    2. Specify the number of copies.

      Specify the number of copies

      Select the numbers to specify the number of copies.

    3. The copy layout.

    4. Display the print setting items.

  6. Press the Black  button or the Color  button.

 Close the document cover.

 There may be a narrow black margin that appears around the image. This function removes the dark margins only. If a scanned book is too thin or when the printer is used near a window or in a bright environment, a faint black frame may remain. Also, if the color of an original is dark, the printer cannot distinguish the document color from the shadow and this may cause slight cropping or a shadow on the crease.

 To cancel copying, press the Stop  button.

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