Printer Issues

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by movieman76, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. movieman76 macrumors member

    movieman76

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    I just recently got a 20" iMac and connected my old printer (HP Photosmart 7550). I've noticed some issues in printing since connecting it.

    1- Borders around 4x6 photos is about a 1/2" all around, even when printing borderless.

    2- Print quality is no where even close to what it used to be when this printer was connected to a PC. (All 3 cartridges were just replaced.)

    Any ideas what the issues may be or any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
  2. 04440 macrumors member

    04440

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    Some printersa don't allow a smaller print.. i would call the customer service... they would answer quickly.. . for free
     
  3. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Have your properly used Printer Setup Utility to setup your printer?

    Have you done File > Page Setup... in your photo editor?
     
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    It sounds as if it's not truly understanding that you have borderless printing available.

    Many cameras produce photos in a 4:3 format which will give you 4x5.3 inches on a 4x6 to retain the whole image. If you want it to fill the paper, you will lose some vertically.
     
  5. movieman76 thread starter macrumors member

    movieman76

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    I have run the printer setup utility and page setup. When I try to print through Photoshop or even the HP Printing software I have the quality set to best and 600 dpi x 600 dpi (which is the highest setting shown) I get a little bit better quality but it still has little dots throughout the image. Its not a clean print. When I tried to set it to print a photo or graphic, it will only print out a corner of the image and will be very very light. I'm thinking a new printer may be in order here, but I just don't want to spend the money yet if its just something that I'm doing wrong.
     

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