Printing to the edge

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  1. macrumors 6502

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    Are there any consumer model printers out there that let you print text and grapics to the edge of the page? I do some flyers and such with Office and Appleworks (really basic stuff) and I hate that I can't print all the way to the edge because of the margin. So, can I find a printer that will let me or do I need a new program? If I do need a new program are there any non super expensive ones that I can use (read less than PageMaker).
     
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    flyfish29

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    It would be the printer that you would need to buy and bleeds off the edge probably are going to make it costly, but i don't know that for sure. Maybe some of the photo printers will allow bleeds*(which is what it is called when you print to the edge.)

    What is it you want to bleed to the edge and what size paper? How many print outs are you talking about...many, few.

    There are printers that do oversized paper so you could trip the paper after printing. You could either trim yourself with a paper cutter or have it done at a print shop for $.50 a cut if you are talking lots of copies.
     
  3. macrumors member

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    You can't print on the edge since the printer needs to have 1 small bar of white plain paper to actually hold the paper. This is the case for every printer, even the high end production ones. Your best bet is indeed to print on a larger size paper with registration marks and cut it clean.
     
  4. macrumors member

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    I have a Canon i950 and that allows you to print to the edge (borderless printing) for photos. It varies depending on the paper type that you have in, as I believe that it only works with photo paper. Some of the lower Canon models do it too, as well as the newer ones of course.

    Hope that helps.

    Peter
     
  5. macrumors 6502a

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    In the design computer lab I run, i just bought a couple new printers to replace old, broken ones, and a nice surprise came on both - borderless printing! An Epson C84 and a Canon i9100.

    The C84 will only do borderles on paper less then 8.5x11, but the i9100 will do borderless all the way to the max page size, so you can have true edge-to-edge 13x19 prints. And it prints nice too, it just drinks ink though. :(
     
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    Raid

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    I have a multifunction Epson CX5400 (description here) that says it can do border free printing (though I haven't tried). I'm quite please with it's performance and will be experimenting with photo prints soon!
     
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    mactastic

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    For cheap full bleeds go with a finished size of 7.5"x10". Print them yourself and cut to size. For professional 8.5"x11" bleeds you'll have to print on a larger sheet and cut it down. Print shops charge more for bleeds for a reason.
     
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    Amani

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    I've never tried, but I heard that printing on size A4 paper makes it possible to get your full printout. Just cut out what you don't need. Has anyone used A4 size paper to print out say DVD album covers?
     

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