print settings help

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  1. sk3pt1c macrumors 6502a

    sk3pt1c

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    hi there,
    i'm trying to print wirelessly to my deskjet
    i want to print a photo on 10x15cm photograhic paper
    i can't find settings for that
    all i can see is the A list and some wierd names that mean nothing to me
     
  2. Coolnat2004 macrumors 6502

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    How is your deskjet configured? Is it connected to a wireless print server? Does it include a wireless print server? What protocol(s) are you trying to use to connect to it? Does it support wireless any any way, shape, or form regardless?

    Orrr... if it is already configured..

    there is a drop down box in the print dialog box that manages print settings.
     

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  3. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    my deskjet is connected to my pc laptop via usb and my pc laptop is connected via ethernet to the house's wireless network
    so i'm trying to access the printer wirelessly through the house network
    i can print a4 pages no problem
    but i can't find settings to change the paper size to photo
     
  4. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Are you using the proper print driver for your printer? Your File/Print dialog box uses a pop-up menu to select any of the paper sizes and types that your printer supports.
     
  6. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i'm accessing the printer wirelessly connecting to a wireless pc network
    i have chosen the general gimp setting for deksjet 5100 series and it prints
    a4 black and white but not colour or other sizes,in the print dialog box i get various types i don't know.
    this screen shot is what i get when i try to print from word
    dunno,this thing is pissing me off
    i can print properly if i connect it via usb,but that's not what i want to do
     

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  7. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    I goofed. You have to use File/Page Setup....
     
  8. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    and this is what i get from page setup
    i downloaded some software from hp.com but it's got two connectivity
    options, usb and over network with an IP
    i tried my computer's IP but it couldn't find it
    would the printer have an IP of its own?
    it's not connected to the router,it's connected on my pc
    i'm baffled :(
     

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  9. skybolt macrumors 6502a

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    If you print your photo from within iPhoto, the dropdown boxes will give you photo sizes. I believe you can create your own custom sizes as well. Is this what you want to do?
     
  10. sk3pt1c thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i can set the size of the photo,but the size of the paper is still a4 :)
    plus it's gonna come out b&w like everything else :(
     

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