Illustrator print question

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by lamina, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. lamina macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2006
    Hi everyone,

    I am designing some ads for a friend, and when we print them out, the printer seems to print outside of the paper. Know what I mean? Things at the edges will get cut off. The artboard is set to regular 8.5x11.

    I'm pretty much self-taught in everything I know about Illustrator, which isn't a lot.

    Any ideas why objects on the artboard are getting cut off at the sides when printing?
  2. Mal macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2002
    Is it leaving a border around the edge of the paper, or is it blowing up the image slightly so that things are running off the edge? If there's a border of white, then it's most likely the printer margins (either they need to be set to 0", or the printer doesn't support borderless printing).

    Of course, I have far less knowledge of Illustrator than you, I'm sure (considering I've barely ever touched it), so perhaps there's another explanation someone can present.


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