Hooked up Printer to the Mac through Airport-Printing very small

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by RickR, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. RickR macrumors member

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    I just hooked up a new MacBook Pro today and hooked it up to a network through a Airport Extreme Base Station. I hooked up a Canon Pixma MP510 printer to the base station.

    Everything seemed to go fine with this setup until I printed. I printed a web page from Safari and also a word document from Microsoft Word for Mac. Both of them came out very small. The web page took up only around a half of the page or less vertically and horizonally. It's like the whole image was compressed 100% almost to the point that it was impossible to see pictures or read the text. It was the same way with Word. I have another setup where I have a different printer through a base station and on a MacBook Pro and have never had this problem. Any idea of what's causing this?
     
  2. gsahli macrumors 6502a

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    Try Reset Printing System, a menu choice in Printer Setup Utility. Then restart the Mac and then re-Add the printer in Printer Setup.
     
  3. kolax macrumors G3

    kolax

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    Check any options like "Fit to page" weren't selected, otherwise it'll compress all the data onto one page.
     
  4. remora macrumors newbie

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    I had a similar problem with a Canon MP600 and have been advised by the Canon support techs that the printer is not supported over a network. To do so you should consult a network technician. Seems like Canon implemented its Mac configuration to suit itself not its users.:mad:
     

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