Bug report #12271

The output page size when printing to device does not match Composer paper size at A1

Added by Drew France over 9 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Category:Map Composer/Printing
Affected QGIS version:2.6.0 Regression?:No
Operating System:Windows Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied:No Resolution:end of life
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data:No Copied to github as #:20455


This seems to be a similar issue to that reported in #11112
I haven't checked if this occurs in later versions than QGIS 2.6.

It seems that when a map is set to A1 in the composer, when printing to a plotter, it prints out at roughly A3 size. However, if the "Print as Raster" option is ticked in the Composition tab of the Composer, it will print out at the correct size.

Here is some background relating to how I found this:
  • I have a Town Planning Scheme map set at A1 size in the Composer ("Paper and Quality - Presets" section is A1 (594x841mm, "Orientation" set to Landscape - refer to attached screenshot). The map consists of several vector layers (TAB files) with various fill styles applied to polygons (mixes of hatching and solid fill).
  • The "Page Setup..." in the Composer's "Composer" menu is set to A1 landscape.
  • When using Composer -> Print... to send the map to a large format plotter (in this case an Oce ColorWave 300), the plotter's settings detect it is at A1 size, however the preview shows it drastically smaller at around A3 size (when at 100% scaling).
  • When accepting the preview and sending to the plotter, it will print at the A3 size. I have tried amending paper sizes and various other settings on the plotter but it will only print out at this size (unless I use the scaling, which I shouldn't have to do).
  • However, if I choose the "Print as Raster" option in the Composition tab of the Composer, and undertake the same process as above, it prints out at the correct size.
  • Exporting as image or PDF (as opposed to printing) exports the map at the correct size.

So for now I can get around the issue, but I thought it worth reporting for investigation and possible resolution if it is a bug.

Composer_Composition_Settings.PNG (17.6 KB) Drew France, 2015-02-25 10:57 PM

Related issues

Related to QGIS Application - Bug report #11112: Large Format Printing (A1, A0) Closed 2014-08-27


#1 Updated by Giovanni Manghi about 7 years ago

  • Easy fix? set to No
  • Regression? set to No

#2 Updated by Giovanni Manghi over 5 years ago

  • Resolution set to end of life
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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