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Will not print 4 x 6 prints

My canon s520 refuses to deliver a 4x6 print. i select 4x6 as desired size in both the application i'm using, e.g. Adobe Photoshop cs2, Faststone image viewer, et al. as well as in the preferences in the printer interface, but all i get is a partial image on the lower portion of the paper. i'm sure i am missing something very simple, but i can't seem to find it. many thanks in advance, casey jones

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Re: will not print 4 x 6 prints

Try to find the margin settings of the application that you are printing  with. If margins are setup in a wrong way it will print anywhere it likes.


Aso see the paper size. e.g. A4, A3 etc.


I think you should take a normal a4 paper and print it and see the size of the image and the size of the document that you have created.


Another way to test it is to copy the image(content) only and paste it in some other application like MS Word or something else and try to print it in 4x6.



If it is an image and you can copy it to MS Paint then do it and cut everything else (crop the image accordig to its' size), then print.


Remember to place the paper on the right hand side of the paper tray. (You can do the reverse also if it required.)

Posted on Oct 19, 2007

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I have a photosmart 8250 using iphoto, how do I print 3x5 using 3x5 tray?

Set the default printer driver settings to print 10 x 15 cm (4 x 6 inch) photos
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  2. Click Start and then click Control Panel .
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Getting a borderless print

Try this if that helps:

Using iPhoto to create borderless prints To use iPhoto to create borderless prints, please follow all of the steps below:
  1. While logged in as an Administrator, install the latest Canon printer drivers onto your computer (with Mac OS X v10.2 or later as the operating system) and select the appropriate printer as the default.

  2. Launch iPhoto.

  3. From iPhoto, select and open the image you wish to print. (Please refer to the Apple web site for instructions on how to use iPhoto.)

  4. When you are ready to make a print, select from the Menu Bar 'File: Page Setup'.

  5. The Page Setup dialog will appear.

  6. Select the following settings:

    1. Settings: Page Attribute
    2. Format for: <Select the Canon printer you wish to use>
    3. Paper Size: 4x6 (borderless)
    4. Orientation: <Select the matching orientation>
    5. Scale: <Select the appropriate scale>

  7. Select 'OK' and the Page Setup dialog will close.

  8. From iPhoto, from within the Constrain section of the browser window, select from the pull-down menu (i.e., the button directly above the Constrain label) either '4x6' or '4x6 Portrait'. Then, using your mouse cursor, mouse-over the image and when the Cross-Hairs are over the upper left-hand corner of the portion of the image you wish to print, click and drag from the left to the right in a downwardly diagonal motion, releasing the click at the end of the image selection.

  9. Click the 'Crop' button.

  10. From the Menu Bar, select 'File: Print', select your options, then select 'Print'.

  11. This selection, revealed in the iPhoto window will now print as a borderless, 4x6 print.
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I 560--photo printing on 4"x6" paper

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You might be able to get a manual from the Canon website or 'google' for the one you want.

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1) Within your application click on FILE and PRINT

2) Depending on the application in use, you may see either "Printer" or "Format for". Ensure your printer name is selected here instead of "Any Printer".

3) Click the up/down arrows next to COPIES and PAGES to see all the available setting options:


Allows you to select how many copies you want and if you want to print all pages, selected pages or a specific page.


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More page options, such as even or odd pages only, and reverse print order.


Connects to color options managed by the ColorSync Utility.


Provides the option of including a cover page or not with your prints.


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Adjusts BRIGHTNESS, CONTRAST, SATURATION, and INK balance. Also gives ability to allow COLORSYNC to control all printer colors.


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Printing photos

Of course you can use 4x6 photo paper
you have select the paper size from page setup as 4x6

and put the paper in the tray after adjusting the tray size

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