{"category":{"__v":1,"_id":"55e896ef315c421700d43b4b","pages":["55e896f1315c421700d43b5b","55e896f1315c421700d43b5c"],"project":"54f78bd68d53ed17000116b3","version":"55e896ee315c421700d43b47","sync":{"url":"","isSync":false},"reference":false,"createdAt":"2015-04-01T20:55:01.404Z","from_sync":false,"order":3,"slug":"improving-print-quality","title":"Improving Print Quality"},"project":"54f78bd68d53ed17000116b3","user":"54f78bb50a3cbb0d00d6668c","version":{"__v":1,"_id":"55e896ee315c421700d43b47","project":"54f78bd68d53ed17000116b3","createdAt":"2015-09-03T18:52:30.275Z","releaseDate":"2015-09-03T18:52:30.275Z","categories":["55e896ef315c421700d43b48","55e896ef315c421700d43b49","55e896ef315c421700d43b4a","55e896ef315c421700d43b4b"],"is_deprecated":false,"is_hidden":false,"is_beta":false,"is_stable":true,"codename":"","version_clean":"1.2.0","version":"1.2"},"_id":"55e896f1315c421700d43b5b","__v":0,"updates":[],"next":{"pages":[],"description":""},"createdAt":"2015-04-01T20:59:51.075Z","link_external":false,"link_url":"","githubsync":"","sync_unique":"","hidden":false,"api":{"results":{"codes":[]},"auth":"required","params":[],"url":""},"isReference":false,"order":15,"body":"You can change the print_overlap variable from the Printer Options menu in the ARC software under Utilities > Processing Options. It looks like this:\n[block:image]\n{\n  \"images\": [\n    {\n      \"caption\": \"\",\n      \"image\": [\n        \"https://files.readme.io/Lm9nM0iARBaWHQ14Eyqa_800px-Printer_Options_Dialog2.png\",\n        \"800px-Printer_Options_Dialog2.png\",\n        \"800\",\n        \"384\",\n        \"#b8594c\",\n        \"\"\n      ]\n    }\n  ]\n}\n[/block]\nThe print_overlap variable controls how much ink is deposited by the printers cartridges when printing. print_overlap can be any odd integer less than 103. For porous materials we recommend setting print_overlap to 43. For nonporous materials we recommend setting it to 63.\n\nThe higher print_overlap is the more silver will be deposited per layer but a by-product of this is that more liquid by-product is generated. More silver means more conductivity with less layers but the extra liquid can lead to smudging of the circuit.\n\nAs a rule of thumb a lower value for print_overlap mans better resolution but longer the print time. Remember that print_overlap can only be an odd integer less than 103.\n\n[**Next >**](doc:alignment)","excerpt":"","slug":"overlap","type":"basic","title":"Overlap"}
You can change the print_overlap variable from the Printer Options menu in the ARC software under Utilities > Processing Options. It looks like this: [block:image] { "images": [ { "caption": "", "image": [ "https://files.readme.io/Lm9nM0iARBaWHQ14Eyqa_800px-Printer_Options_Dialog2.png", "800px-Printer_Options_Dialog2.png", "800", "384", "#b8594c", "" ] } ] } [/block] The print_overlap variable controls how much ink is deposited by the printers cartridges when printing. print_overlap can be any odd integer less than 103. For porous materials we recommend setting print_overlap to 43. For nonporous materials we recommend setting it to 63. The higher print_overlap is the more silver will be deposited per layer but a by-product of this is that more liquid by-product is generated. More silver means more conductivity with less layers but the extra liquid can lead to smudging of the circuit. As a rule of thumb a lower value for print_overlap mans better resolution but longer the print time. Remember that print_overlap can only be an odd integer less than 103. [**Next >**](doc:alignment)