Brother driver won't print complete drawing

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  1. snipper, Jan 17, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2016

    snipper macrumors regular


    Feb 9, 2004

    I'd like to print a Illustrator vector drawing at 100% without borders using Preview. I seems so simple:

    - Paper size: A3 borderless (the size of the drawing art board in illustrator)
    - Scale: 100%

    However, no matter what paper size (A3 or A3 Borderless) or preset (Scale to 100% / Scale to Fit: Print entire Image / Fill Entire Paper or even Scale to 80%) is chosen, the drawing that comes out of the Brother MFC-J6920DW is always cut off ±1,5% from all sides. This is about 1/4 inch or 6 mm.

    After more testing I started to think the file was saved cut off this way by Illustrator, but Photoshop renders it just fine.

    I even thought of scaling down the drawing, adding the same amount of border that is cut off to counter balance it, but I think you all agree that would be a very lame solution.

    Is this a know bug or is there another way to print borderless at 100%?
  2. snipper thread starter macrumors regular


    Feb 9, 2004
    Meanwhile, I contacted Brother and they said it's just not possible in OS X.

    Then I received a pdf from someone else (my accountant) with a grey background, that printed borderless just fine. OS X Photos also prints borderless. This leads me to believe that it's not a printer driver limitation but a problem with Preview and Illustrator.
  3. CoastalOR macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2015
    Oregon, USA
    Try a workaround test. Save your file as a pdf and try printing or save your file as a bitmap and try printing with Photos.
  4. snipper thread starter macrumors regular


    Feb 9, 2004

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