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jagdpanther Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Aug 2008Sun 21-Apr-13 12:02 AM
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"CNX2 Printing to Epson R3000 Not Giving Equal Width Borders "


Burbank, US
          

I am having an issue with unequal border widths on my 13x19 inch prints.

I use CNX2 (Windows 7) for post processing and sending print jobs to
an Epson Stylus Photo R3000.

At the end of my CNX2 adjustments I Crop to 12.75 x 18.75 inches. (I am
expecting a 1/8 inch border around the 13x19 print.) I then add a
"size/resolution" step to change the resolution to 360 dpi and the height /
width to 12.75 inches and 18.75 inches. (There is a sharpening step at the
very end.).

I press the CNX2 printer icon: Page Setup: 13x19 in. borderless. I also
select 'use output resolution' and 'rotate to fit'. If I choose "print to
file" the resulting image has the expected, equal width borders.

I select print and the Windows 7 print dialog appears. Pressing 'Preferences'
displays the Epson printing preferences window. The paper settings source and
size are correct. Next to the borderless check box (which is checked) I
click on 'Expansion' and select 'Retain Size' for 'Method of Enlargement'.
I also select 'Print Prieview'. The 'Page Layout' tab shows the proper paper
size.

I press 'OK' and then 'Print' when back in the Windows 7 print dialog.

The Epson Print Preview window clearly shows the un-equal borders as does the
print coming out of the printer.

Any ideas on how to get equal borders?

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rbaskin Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2007Sun 21-Apr-13 08:01 PM
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#1. "RE: CNX2 Printing to Epson R3000 Not Giving Equal Width Borders "
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Ridgefield, US
          

I'm finding that CNX2 rarely if ever truly centers my prints. Long ago (possibly even the original CNX) it worked fine, but now, unequal borders.

I use Photoshop to print critical prints via the 'open with' file option in CNX2.

I know that a lot of people here use Qprint for output. Perhaps they can comment further.

Good luck.

Ralph in CT

  

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jagdpanther Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Aug 2008Sun 21-Apr-13 10:14 PM
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#2. "RE: CNX2 Printing to Epson R3000 Not Giving Equal Width Borders "
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Burbank, US
          

Thanks for the reply.

As a work-around I found I can do this in CNX2:

Print Layout -> Page Setup ->
Size: Super B (13x19)
Source: Front Fine Art

Margin: Use the default of 0.12 for all four sides
except Left: 0.15

Because the Epson Print Preview window shows the centering issue I played with the left margin until the preview showed a centered image.

This is a poor hack. I'll look at Qprint.

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jagdpanther Silver Member Nikonian since 15th Aug 2008Sun 21-Apr-13 10:18 PM
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#3. "RE: CNX2 Printing to Epson R3000 Not Giving Equal Width Borders "
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Burbank, US
          

> I know that a lot of people here use Qprint for output.

Do you have a URL for Qprint. I don't think it is:
http://www.fourmilab.ch/webtools/qprint/

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rbaskin Silver Member Nikonian since 05th Feb 2007Mon 22-Apr-13 01:09 AM
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#4. "RE: CNX2 Printing to Epson R3000 Not Giving Equal Width Borders "
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Ridgefield, US
          

Sorry, I believe I had the name wrong - Qimage.

Ralph

  

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