#2. "RE: epson 1280 borderless print" | In response to Reply # 1dogbyte Registered since 17th Mar 2002Sat 07-Sep-02 05:32 AM
In the UK its the 1290 and the large size paper is "super A3" at 329mm * 483mm but its probably the same procedure
Make your image the same size as the paper
Then in Print go Properties>Paper and select the paper size. Then check the tickbox "No Margins". This will grey out the Printable Area part of the dialogue box.
Within the main Properties dialogue box I'd recommend selecting "Print Preview". This means that you have an intermediate stage before final printing where you can see what the print looks like on the paper. You can click on the "Printable Area" in this preview box to see marching ants round the image. Don't take any notice of the colours though as they may not be accurate if you've ICC profiled, strangely enough
When it does print you loose a small part of the image on every border. If you wanted to get really clever I guess you could calculate how much border the printer is going to lop off the image, then beforehand deliberatley add a border round it so that the image plus the border are the same dimensions as the paper. Then when it prints you'll loose your added border but you'll retain all the image.
Hope this helps on how to do borderless prints but apologies if you know it already and are having specific problems because of that paper size. I prefer to leave a 3mm border around each print so that I get all the image on the paper. To do that I size the image to the appropriate dimensions, I don't select "No Margins", but in the Printable Area section I go for Maximum (not standard and not Centred)
#3. "RE: epson 1280 borderless print" | In response to Reply # 2dogbyte Registered since 17th Mar 2002Sat 07-Sep-02 04:47 PM
Just had a further bash at this, as I've been meaning to figure out how not to loose part of the image on each border when you do borderless printing.
Try this: Size your image to allow a 3mm border all around. e.g. if your paper is size A4 which is 210mm by 297mm, size your image to be 204mm by 291mm (this is not the same aspect ratio as 35mm obviously, so you'll need to crop accordingly). If you were then to print using the "Maximum" radio button rather than the "Standard" radio button, you get an image with a 3mm white border all round (don't select "Centered") 3mm is the figure I'm using as this is Epson's official border size
But to cover the whole page go Print>Setup>Epson 1280>Properties>Paper and then tick the No Margins box
Now you'll find that it prints to the edge and you don't loose any of the image on three sides. You loose just 2mm on the 4th side, but so what. The 4th side is the bottom in Portrait and the right in Landscape