Borderless printing

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by cube, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. cube macrumors G4

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    How do you control borderless printing? I think the driver is cropping too much.
     
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    I have already googled. I want to know what people here do to get better output with HP printers.
     
  5. ftaok macrumors 601

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    I have a Photosmart 7360 (or something like that). It supports borderless printing. The HP driver allows you to control the amount of "overage" on borderless photos.

    In the Print Dialog box, choose Advanced. There should be a dropdown for "borderless". In that tab, there's a slider to control the amount of overage.
     
  6. cube thread starter macrumors G4

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    OK. I set it to the minimum and it's much better. Thanks.
     
  7. 103734 Guest

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    I think he just likes assuming that people didn't search before they posted, he has done the same thing is several other threads.
     
  8. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    What are you even talking about. I provided him links to other threads of the same subject. I mentioned nothing about him not searching first. I figured instead of dragging this thread out he could read the other ones on borderless printing, as he was asking for.

    Little on the defensive side huh?
     
  9. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    Your printer can only do so much. I dont know what you think you can do to improve it other than buying good ink and good paper..
     
  10. ftaok macrumors 601

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    Not true. There are many factors in getting good photo prints from inkjets these days. Yes, starting with good inks and paper is a must, but there are other things. For example:

    1. Good printer drivers. For most folks, you're stuck with the drivers that your OEM provides (and updates). However, some more popular printers have 3rd party drivers than can be better than the OEM drivers.

    2. Color profiles. On the HP drivers, there's a tab for color profiles. I'm guessing that other printer brands have similar choices for printing. Chooisng the right profile will go a long way to getting good prints. You just gotta experiment.

    3. Calibrate your monitor. This is the only sure way to get prints that match what you see on your screen. If you don't go with a stand-alone calibrating device, there are a few presets that you can choose from.

    4. Lastly, and this is specific to the printer I have (HP 7360). When printing, make sure you remove the print from the printer shortly after it finishes. If the next print sits on top of the previous one, the ink doesn't dry properly and the photos look faded. It took me a long time to figure that one out, and the whole time, I thought it was a printer problem.
     
  11. shady825 macrumors 68000

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    Oh I understand what your saying.. I just meant that (example) a $100 printer isnt going to print like a $1000 printer. That $100 printer is only capable of so much.
     
  12. cube thread starter macrumors G4

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    Why do you assume that I hadn't read those threads related to other problems and where the solution to my issue is not posted?
     

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