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Irene Troy
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/27/2004
 

Fumbling for an answer to printing probs


I asked this question before, but never got any answers the question may have not loaded correctly in the first place. Anyway, I am really struggling with printing my images and am hoping that someone can tell me what is going on and how to resolve the problems. I am printing on a Canon 9900 photo printer. I select image size in PS CS2 as 4X6; I then make sure that I have selected this size paper in the printer dialog box; I also make sure that the correct size is selected in the PS print dialog box; I select BORDERLESS print in all dialog boxes. However, the print always has at least a inch to inch (sometimes more) border on either side or when it is portrait size on the bottom or top. How do I get the image to print without a border? Ive tried every option in either the printer options or PS options to no avail. PLEASE if you have any ideas send them along! Thanks!


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6/8/2006 7:12:25 AM

 
Peter M. Wilcox
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/30/2005
  Is any part of the print being cropped? When you do print with preview in PS CS2, what shows up and what options (fit to page, center, etc..) do you have selected.

There is one issue which can cause problems with borderless printing. The printer expands the print slightly (at least some printers do) in order to get overspray. This keeps a slightly misaligned sheet of paper from having a thin wedge of white on each side. It doesn't sound like you are running into this though.

Are you printing on tabbed 4x6 paper?


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6/8/2006 8:49:28 AM

 
Irene Troy
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/27/2004
  Hi Peter and thanks for your response. No part of the actual image is being cropped; just that the 4X6 print itself always has a border. The only option on the print to preview page is "center image". Perhaps this is the cause of the trouble? I am printing on non-tabbed paper.


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6/8/2006 11:51:43 AM

 
Gregory LaGrange
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/11/2003
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  Is there an "Apply" button that needs to be clicked?
A temp fix is to use 5x7 paper. Or print three at a time on 8x10 paper.


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6/8/2006 12:01:03 PM

 
Peter M. Wilcox
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/30/2005
  Has the aspect ratio been changed on the print? I.e. is a circle/square still properly proportioned? If nothing has been stretched, and nothing cropped, then that would seem to require that the source image not have a 2/3 aspect ratio. What's the x/y image size in pixels?


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6/8/2006 12:01:48 PM

 
Peter M. Wilcox
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/30/2005
  I've been assuming that you are only getting the border on opposite sides, not all around or on adjacent sides. If that's not the case try using the scale to fit media option in print with preview.


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6/8/2006 12:05:44 PM

 
Irene Troy
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/27/2004
  Hi Peter and thank you for all the answers and advice. I discovered something, quite by accident, that has me scratching my head; although it does provide me with an answer. I opened a new package of print paper - this one made by Ilford - and noticed that the sheet is smaller than the Kodak paper I have been using. Out of curiosity I measured each sheet. Guess what? The Kodak paper is actually not 4 X 6 - as marked. It is 4.3 X 6.4. Very odd. The Ilford paper is 4 X 6 as stated. Extremely weird! I printed on the Ilford and the print is borderless and even. So strange! Thanks again


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6/10/2006 9:37:55 AM

 
Peter M. Wilcox
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/30/2005
  I guess the kodak paper was intended to print 4x6 with a nice proportional border. I don't know if that's a feature or not. They certainly should have labeled it as such though...


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6/13/2006 3:34:16 AM

 
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