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printing problems.

Apr 15, 2014, 18:56
Post: #1
printing problems.
damn, i wish i knew about these forums when i very first started using gimp, but, you guys will probably be glad i didnt know about them!!

im using a new mac.
ok, im trying to print an image. ive designed it at 185mm width and 297mm in height. when i print it out, it reduces the sizes by approx 20mm. also, it wont print out how ive designed it, with one side right to one endge of paper.
i need help before i go insane.
thanks in davance.
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Apr 15, 2014, 19:01
Post: #2
RE: printing problems.
i maybe should have said, im using a zerox 7400dt laser printer.
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Apr 15, 2014, 19:28 (This post was last modified: Apr 15, 2014 19:51 by rich2005.)
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RE: printing problems.
I wrote this before I saw 'laser printer' ... maybe the following still applies.

297mm is A4 height and to print this, your printer will have to be able to print 'borderless'

So as well as Gimp check your printer settings.

Back to Gimp.

First the obvious, have margins unchecked in the image settings dialog.

The next one is a bit of a memory from the past. Gimp 2.8 has problems printing full A4 and the ppi settings get screwed typically 300 ppi becomes set to 305. If possible reduce the height (crop the canvas) by a millimetre or 2 and see if that makes any difference.

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edit:
A quick look at the printer specs, I assume you are not using A3 paper lol.
You are using a Mac then that printer is supported by Gutenprint.
see: http://gimp-print.sourceforge.net/MacOSX.php gives a bit more control over printing

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Apr 15, 2014, 20:48
Post: #4
RE: printing problems.
thankyou, rich, i will look in to all that tomoro Smile
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