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#1 Mar 16 2011 at 7:18 PM Rating: Good
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Hello all, I have an HP F4100 Deskjet and I can not get the thing to print borderless on a 8.5in x 11in Legal/letter paper.... I am trying to print off some Nintendo DS covers for some games I bought used recently.

Which amounts to the right side of the DS covers I am printing are getting cut-off by about 1/4in or so.

The dimensions of the art is 10.867in by 4.567in with 300 resolution.

The printer properties will not let me force 0in borders or even 0.1in borders... it resets them to the left side being really small .016in or so, but I can't get the right side to go below 0.5in.

The Borderless box is greyed out and I can not figure out how to "ungrey" it.

I don't even see an option for 8.5in x 14in paper or I would try that, since I know the DS cover will print all right on the 8.5x11in paper if I didn't have the border problem...

I have tried using Photoshop and Paint... and I am guessing since the borders are based on what my printer defaults to.. it doesn't matter what program I am using it will still put borders.

Anyone know a program that will force a printer to abide by what the program says and not what they printer wants?

Or even some sort of text ediiting I can do to the printer's files in order to have it not default to a certain size of border?

Help?

Thanks.
#2 Mar 16 2011 at 10:20 PM Rating: Excellent
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The picture on HP's website is kind of crappy but it looks like there's an LCD on top of the printer itself. If there is, go through the settings on the actual printer and make sure there isn't an "auto-detect paper type" setting. If there is, it'll overwrite the settings you set in the software.

Also, I don't think you can go completely borderless on anything other than a laser jet. If the printer head were to clip the edge of the paper it could damage the printer.

The HP website says that printer prints up to 8.5 x 11 but supports up to 8.5 x 14 paper. Grabbing 8.5 x 14 paper may be your only option. A local office supplies store should have some.
#3 Mar 17 2011 at 7:13 PM Rating: Good
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Raolan wrote:
The picture on HP's website is kind of crappy but it looks like there's an LCD on top of the printer itself. If there is, go through the settings on the actual printer and make sure there isn't an "auto-detect paper type" setting. If there is, it'll overwrite the settings you set in the software.

Also, I don't think you can go completely borderless on anything other than a laser jet. If the printer head were to clip the edge of the paper it could damage the printer.

The HP website says that printer prints up to 8.5 x 11 but supports up to 8.5 x 14 paper. Grabbing 8.5 x 14 paper may be your only option. A local office supplies store should have some.


Thanks, I grabbed some 8.5in x 14in (Legal) paper today and all of the covers print off nicely.


Edited, Mar 17th 2011 8:14pm by PentUpAnger
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