epson stylus photo 1280 borderless printing
#1. "RE: epson stylus photo 1280 borderless printing" | In response to Reply # 0cpatinjone Charter MemberTue 13-Aug-02 11:14 AM
I not 100% sure, but according to the manual(if I understood it correctly) you have to use the Filmfactory software that comes with the printer to utilize borderless printing.
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#2. "RE: epson stylus photo 1280 borderless printing" | In response to Reply # 1vlpro Basic MemberSun 18-Aug-02 10:15 AM
I print borderless 5/7's and 8/10's all the time by just clicking the "no margins" box and ignoring the warning re print quality on the edges. I have never had problems with the quality there, so I just assumed thats how you do it.
#3. "RE: epson stylus photo 1280 borderless printing" | In response to Reply # 2dfg Basic MemberTue 20-Aug-02 08:07 PM
That's what I do too.
There's also a different warning (prohibition, actually) that will come up if you try to print borderless with some types of paper. So just make sure you've selected an appropriate paper type (I think virtually any true photo paper works).
#4. "RE: epson stylus photo 1280 borderless printing" | In response to Reply # 3dogbyte Registered since 17th Mar 2002Tue 20-Aug-02 08:29 PM
For no complications when printing A4 or A3 size the Epson requires a 3mm border on 3 sides and a 14mm border on the 4th side. The 4th side is the botton one in portrait mode or the right hand one on landscape mode.
In practice you can have a 3mm border on the 4th side but a warning comes up about reduced print quality; I haven't found it an issue though perhaps it would be if the image in that final 11mm is something intricate.
I would recommend having a 3mm border on all 4 sides. That way you retain all the image in the print. In the printer dialogue box set it for Maximise and for Centre
If you simply set it for Maximise you will loose some of the image at the edges, but the print will go right up to the edges of the paper.
If you tick the image preview box in the printer dialogue box you should get a "preview" and one option in that screen is to see the maximum printable area. Thats handy, but I wouldn't take any notice of the appearance of the image itself - its likely to be very nasty looking if you're using ICC profiles and not a guide at all to what the print colours will look like.