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walter.sk
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« on: November 25, 2007, 01:21:03 PM »
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Until I got the Z3100, I printed on 13x19 sheets on an old Epson desktop printer.  I was able to select "Maximum Size" in the printer driver, which brought a warning message that print quality beyond the "normal" border might be degraded.  I printed from Qimage, and was able to get centered prints within about 1/8" from the paper edges.

With the Z3100 and Qimage, which I use because I don't have a 3rd party RIP, I'm able to place images as I want on both sheets and roll paper.  However the printer insists on a wider margin on one side of the sheet, and if I want the print centered, it has to be at a smaller size, based on the printer's choice as maximum print size.

Is there a workaround, or am I a prisoner of what HP thinks the margins should be?
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« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2007, 01:49:15 PM »
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How do you have things set up in the print driver?



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« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2007, 07:43:40 PM »
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How do you have things set up in the print driver?
My Epson 2200 has the "maximum size" option which I always set. The result on matte paper was that everything was centered with about 1/8" margins all around if the image proportions were right.

With the Z3100 there is always about 3/4" across the bottom of a 8.5x11 or a 13x19 sheet that I thought I was stuck with. Ron... can you explain the Standard, Oversize and ClipContentsByMargins that I had never seen before (the HP explanations do not make much sense)... i.e. is it possible to get rid of that 3/4"?

Thanks, Alan

Sorry for the lazy desire to not run a bunch of tests
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« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2007, 07:44:46 PM »
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Thanks for the screen shots.  Using sheet paper rather than a roll, I was able to select "Clip Contents by Margins, but on the Features tab, the "Remove Top/Bottom blank Areas was grayed out.  Newvertheless, the image I printed came out centered on the page, so I guess I'm headed in the right direction.


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« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2007, 08:55:19 AM »
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Thanks for the screen shots.  Using sheet paper rather than a roll, I was able to select "Clip Contents by Margins, but on the Features tab, the "Remove Top/Bottom blank Areas was grayed out.  Newvertheless, the image I printed came out centered on the page, so I guess I'm headed in the right direction.
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I'm glad to hear that you've made some progress.  My guess is that "Remove Top/Bottom blank areas" was grayed out because you were using sheets instead of a roll.
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