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Want to print as close as possible to the edges of my 36'' HP 1055

I have an HP1055CM plotter and want to plot as close as possible to the edge of the 36" paper. I have been able to plot 34 1/8".

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If i remember correctly you can not do edge to edge on this printer. you may have the reached the outer limits with your current configuration. sorry this is not the answer you are looking for.

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