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Print a 5.5 x 8.5 document

We are trying to print a document that paper is 5.5 x 8.5. We have changed the print setup at directed but it will not print. The printer says it has the wrong size paper. HELP!!!

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  • tginapp May 03, 2009

    I have the same problem. I have to print graduation invitations on a paper template that has the size as 5.5 x 8.5. I can not print the item landscape. It's almost as if this printer will not accept that size. I have made "custom" sizes within the printer set-up, but when I restart, the custom size is not on the list. HELP!

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Can you not print in on half a sheet of paper, using the whole sheet,then turning it around and printing it again if you need two copies? 

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Inky
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SOURCE: "No paper" or "Wrong paper size" warnings

Look in driver and see if the paper size is set to a different size. It could be that the driver says you want Letter size prints but you have A4 in the tray. The problem is most likely a driver setting that is set differently to what you need. Another option is to check that the paper feed guide is pushed up properly. If it is set too wide the machine may think it has a different sized paper in it.

Posted on Jun 28, 2007

Mrvica
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SOURCE: printing from wrong tray

Go to printers and faxes and right click and properties on your printer!! Then select Advance, then Printing defaults!! In there select paper size A4 format. And in Word go to File, Page setup and select page size A4!

Posted on Jan 24, 2008

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SOURCE: Konica/Minolta majicolor 2300DL printer

pleas check the driver settings, maybe there is a setting fit to paper or something.

Posted on Jul 02, 2008

wayneard
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SOURCE: Custom Paper Sizes for HP Photosmart C3180

I have a 3100 series HP. On it you select "Properties", then the "Features" tab. On that tab, there is a "Resizing Options" menu item. It has a drop down menu with "Letter", "More...", and "Custom" choices. There you can define the size.

Posted on Oct 15, 2008

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SOURCE: I have problem printing A3 size paper in HP DJ1280

dear use hp 1220c driver instead of 1280
the problem will be sorted-out

Posted on May 05, 2009

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How to shrink document to fit screen size when printing


Hi,

Scaled Printing
The procedure for specifying a scaling value and printing a document with pages enlarged or reduced to match the document to the paper size is as follows:
1. Open the printer driver setup window, and select Scaled Printing from the Page Layout list on the Page Setup tab.
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figure:Select Scaled Printing for Page Layout on the Page Setup tab
2. Using Page Size, select the page size that was set with your application.
3. Do either of the following to set a scaling factor:
Select a Printer Paper Size.
Select a printer paper size, which is different from the Page Size, from the Printer Paper Size list. If the printer paper size is smaller than the Page Size, the page image will be reduced. If the printer paper size is larger than the page size, the page image will be enlarged.6c3578e0-f243-44b0-aa8e-f7bb7752ed56.jpg

figure:Printer Paper Size on the Page Setup tab
Specify a scaling factor.
Directly type in a value into the Scaling box.

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figure:Scaling on the Page Setup tab
The current settings are displayed in the Settings Preview on the left side of the printer driver.
4. Click OK.
When you execute print, the document will be printed with the specified scale.
Note
If the application software with which you created the original has the scaled printing function, configure the settings on your application software. You do not need to also configure the same setting in the printer driver. When Scaled Printing is selected, the Staple Side list box appears grayed out and is unavailable (when Duplex Printing is not selected). When Borderless Printing check box is checked for the Page Layout list, Scaled Printing cannot be selected.
Tip
Selecting Scaled Printing changes the printable area.

Hope this helps

Mark

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When I copy to photo paper it reduces automatically, why


Print on special and custom-sized media
To print on special or custom-sized media (Windows)
1. Load the appropriate media. For more information, see Load media.
2. With a document open, click Print on the File menu, and then click Setup,
Properties, or Preferences.
3. Click the Paper/Features tab.
4. Select the media size from the Size is drop-down list.
To set a custom media size:
a. Click the Custom button.
b. Type a name for the new custom size.
c. In the Width and Height boxes, type the dimensions, and then click Save.
d. Click OK twice to close the properties or preferences dialog box. Open the
dialog box again.
e. Select the new custom size.
5. To select the media type:
a. Click More in the Type is drop-down list.
b. Click the desired media type, and then click OK.
6. Select the media source from the Source is drop-down list.
7. Change any other settings, and then click OK.
8. Print your document.
To print on special or custom-sized media (Mac OS)
1. Load the appropriate media. For more information, see Load media.
2. On the File menu, click Page Setup.
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3. Verify that the correct printer is selected.
4. Select the media size.
5. To set a custom media size:
a. Click Manage Custom Sizes in the Paper Size pull-down menu.
b. Click New and type a name for the size in the Paper Size Name box.
c. In the Width and Height boxes, type the dimensions and set the margins, if
desired.
d. Click Done or OK, and then click Save.
6. On the File menu, click Page Setup, and then select the new custom size.
7. Click OK.
8. On the File menu, click Print.
9. Open the Paper Handling panel.
10. Under Destination Paper Size, click the Scale to fit paper size button, and then
select the customized paper size.
11. Change any other desired settings, and then click OK or Print.
Print borderless
Borderless printing lets you print to the edges of certain media types and a range of
standard media sizes.
NOTE: Open the file in a software application and assign the image size. Make
sure the size corresponds to the media size on which you are printing the image.
You can also gain access to this feature from the Printing Shortcuts tab. Open
the printer driver, select the Printing Shortcuts tab, and select the printing
shortcut for this print job drop-down list.
NOTE: Borderless printing is not supported on plain media.
To print a borderless document (Windows)
1. Load the appropriate media. For more information, see Load media.
2. Open the file that you want to print.
3. From the application, open the print driver:
a. Click File, and then click Print.
b. Click Properties or Setup.
4. Click the Paper/Quality tab.
5. Select the media size from the Size is drop-down list.
6. Select the Borderless Printing check box.
7. Select the media source from the Source is drop-down list.
8. Select the media type from the Type is drop-down list.
NOTE: Borderless printing is not supported on plain media.
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9. If you are printing photos, select Best from the Print Quality drop-down list.
Alternatively, select Maximum dpi, which provides up to 4800 x 1200 optimized
dpi* for optimum print quality.
*Up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi for color printing and 1200 input dpi. This setting
might temporarily use a large amount of hard disk space (400 MB or more) and will
print more slowly.
10. Change any other print settings, and then click OK.
11. Print the document.
12. If you printed on photo media with a tear-off tab, remove the tab to make the
document completely borderless.
Change settings from an application for current jobs (Windows)
To change the settings
1. Open the document that you want to print.
2. On the File menu, click Print, and then click Setup, Properties, or Preferences.
(Specific options may vary depending on the application that you are using.)
3. Change the settings that you want, and then click OK, Print, or a similar command.
Change default settings for all future jobs (Windows)
To change the settings
1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Printers or Printers and Faxes.
- Or -
Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Printers.
2. Right-click the printer icon, and then click Properties, Document Defaults, or
Printing Preferences.
3. Change the settings that you want, and then click OK.

NOTE: Borderless printing is not supported on plain media.
9. If you are printing photos, select Best from the Quality drop-down list.
Alternatively, select Maximum dpi, which provides up to 4800 x 1200 optimized
dpi*.
*Up to 4800 x 1200 optimized dpi for color printing and 1200 input dpi. This setting
might temporarily use a large amount of hard disk space (400 MB or more) and will
print more slowly.
10. Select the media source. If you are printing on thick or photo media, select the
manual feed option.
11. Change any other print settings, and then click Print.
12. If you printed on photo media with a tear-off tab, remove the tab to make the
document completely borderless

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Out of paper error


The paper settings in the print driver must match what is loaded in the product. NOTE: These changes do not change the default print settings. The print settings return to default the next time the program opens.
  1. Open the document that you were trying to print when the issue occurred.
  2. Click File , and then click Print . The Print dialog box opens.
  3. Click the button that opens the Properties dialog box. Depending on the software program, the button might be Properties , Options , Printer Setup , Printer , or Preferences .
  4. Click the tab that provides paper type and size settings. The tab might be Features or Paper/Quality .
  5. From the Size is drop-down menu, select the paper size that matches the paper in the tray.
  6. From the Type is drop-down menu, select the paper type that matches the paper in the tray.
  7. Click OK , and then click OK again to print the document.

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WHEN I AM TRYING TO PRINT THE PDF FILE , I AM GETTING DIFFERENT MARGINS COMPARED TO ORIGINAL PDF FILE.SOME PRINTER IT IS ACTUAL AND SOME PRINTER IT IS DIFFERENT.HOW TO RECTIFY SUCH PROBLEM.KINDLY...


Acrobat reader scales pages on printing, depending on the printer and its driver. By default, Acrobat Reader will use one of the scaling options.
Before printing the PDF document be sure that you select the right kind of paper size such as A4, Letter and B5 which will be printed. Paper size is defined in the Document Setup dialog box for the document.
To print the document without different margin problem:
- Open the Acrobat Reader’s Print dialog box (Choose File > Print).
- Choose “None” from the “Page Scaling” drop-down list. (It will not change until you change it again).
- Then click “OK” to print the document.
This may solve your problem.

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My printer will not print any documents, it does print a test page, when I select print the paper is ejected. I have re installed the software.


Try to print a self test page from the printer directly using the below steps....
  1. Make sure the printer is loaded with plain, white paper. Remove any special or colored paper.
  2. Press Setup on the front panel of the product.
  3. Press 1 , to select Print Report , then 5 , to select Self Test .After you have the report printed, check for 4 horizontal color bars in that report, the first color should be the the black one, if the black one is missing, issue seems to be with black cartridge, that may be the reason the printer spits out blank paper, try to replace the black cartridge and then copy if it copies or not.

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Do pixma Mp610 support duplex printing


The MP610 does support duplex printing.

Duplex Printing
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The duplex printing function allows you to print data on both sides of a sheet of paper.
The procedure for performing duplex printing is as follows:
Performing automatic duplex printing
You can perform the duplex printing without having to turn over the paper.
1. Open the printer driver setup window, check the Duplex Printing check box, and confirm that Automatic is checked.
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2. Select Normal-size Printing (or Fit-to-Page Printing, Scaled Printing or Page Layout Printing) from the Page Layout list.
3. When printing a document that has small margins, click Print Area Setup... and set the print area.
When you perform duplex printing, the print area of the document becomes slightly narrower than usual and the document may not fit on one page.
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sub.gifTo print without reducing the page:
Select Use normal-size printing.
sub.gifTo reduce the page slightly during printing:
Select Use reduced printing.
4. Specify Staple Side.
The printer analyzes the Orientation and Page Layout settings, and automatically selects the best staple position. Check the Staple Side setting. If you want to change the setting, select another value from the list.
5. If necessary, click Specify Margin... and set the Margin width.
6. Click OK.
Duplex printing will be started.

Performing duplex printing manually
You can perform the duplex printing manually.
1. Check the Duplex Printing check box and uncheck the Automatic check box on the Page Setup tab.
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2. Select Normal-size Printing (or Fit-to-Page Printing, Scaled Printing or Page Layout Printing) from the Page Layout list.
3. Specify Staple Side.
The printer analyzes the Orientation and Page Layout settings, and automatically selects the best staple position. Check the Staple Side setting. If you want to change the setting, select another value from the list.
4. If necessary, click Specify Margin... and set the Margin width.
5. Click OK.
sub.gifIf a media type other than Photo Paper Plus Double Sided is selected for Media Type on the Main tab:
When you execute print, the document will be printed on one side of a sheet of paper. When printing is complete, reload paper according to the displayed message and then click OK. The document will be printed on the opposite side.
sub.gifIf Photo Paper Plus Double Sided is selected for Media Type on the Main tab:
When you execute print, the document will be printed front and back alternately for one sheet at a time. Load the paper according to the displayed messages.
caution.gif Note sub.gifDuplex Printing is unavailable when:
- A media type other than Plain Paper, Photo Paper Plus Double Sided or Hagaki is selected from the Media Type list.
- Poster Printing is selected from the Page Layout list.
sub.gifWhen Booklet Printing is selected from the Page Layout list, Duplex Printing and Staple Side appear grayed out and are unavailable.
sub.gifAfter printing the front page, there is an ink drying wait time before starting to print the back page (Operation stops temporarily). Do not touch the paper during the time. You can change the Ink Drying Wait Time at Custom Settings on the Maintenance tab of the printer driver.
sub.gifWhen you perform the automatic duplex printing for Hagaki, print an address first and then print your message.
refer.gif Tip sub.gifIf you select Photo Paper Plus Double Sided for Media Type on the Main tab, the Duplex Printing check box on the Page Setup tab is not checked automatically. To perform duplex printing, check the Duplex Printing check box.
sub.gifIf the Media Type dialog box appears when performing borderless printing during duplex printing, select Plain Paper or Photo Paper Plus Double Sided.
sub.gifWhen performing the automatic duplex printing, do not use any plain paper smaller than A5. Also, do not select any type of paper other than Plain Paper, Photo Paper Plus Double Sided or Hagaki at Media Type.
sub.gifPhoto Paper Plus Double Sided is highly recommended for printing photographs on both sides of a page.
sub.gifIf the back side of the paper becomes smudged during duplex printing, perform Bottom Plate Cleaning in the Maintenance tab.

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My epson rx420 only prints the left hand side of any document ??? Can any one help please . many thanks


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The Paper light keeps flashing when theres paper in the printer


A few things could be happening here.

1. Clear the print queue, and if there are jobs that won't delete, reboot the computer.
2. Now clear the jobs on the printer (cancel job button) until the status light turns green.
3. Put a piece of paper in the manual feed tray on the front.
4. Print a test page.
If the test page prints to the paper in the manual feed tray, then it is set as the default tray. Go into the printer settings and change it to "auto" or tray 1. If the test page prints to tray 1, but the original document you tried to print (when it got stuck) still won't print, cancel the job. Now, again, put paper in the manual feed tray. Try to print the document again and if it pulls from there, go into page setup of your document and change the setting from "manual" to "auto" or tray 1. Clear the job again (if it's stuck) and you should be able to print again. Hope this helps. This is one of the most common solutions - it happens a lot, especially with documents that are emailed from other people and once they get stuck in the queue, nothing will print (except the test pages directly from the printer, like you describe).

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How to change paper size on axerox phaser 8500


From a Windows Operating System:
  1. From the computer, open the document to be printed within an application program.
  2. Click on [File] on the toolbar, and then click [Print]. The Print window will be displayed.
  3. Click on the [Properties] button, or the [Printing Preferences] button. The Properties or Printing Preferences window will be displayed.
  4. Click on the [Paper / Quality] tab.

    NOTE: Most applications will automatically provide the page size information to the driver. If not, steps 8 - 10 describe how to create a custom page size.

  5. Select the required paper size from the Document Size pull down menu, if available.
  6. If the required custom paper size is not available click on the [My Customer Sizes…] button.
  7. To create a new custom paper size setting click on the [New] button.
  8. In the Name field enter the name to be given to the custom paper size. For example 127 mm x 394 mm (5 in. x 10 in.)
  9. In the Width field enter the width of the custom paper size.

    NOTE: The width should always be the short edge of the paper. For example, if the custom size is 127 mm by 394 mm (5 inches by 10 inches), the width must be set to 127 mm (5 inches) regardless of the orientation of the document or the feed method on the printer.

  10. In the Height field enter the height of the custom paper size.

    NOTE: The height should always be the long edge of the paper. For example, if the custom size is 127 mm by 394 mm (5 inches by 10 inches), the height must be set to 394 mm (10 inches) regardless of the orientation of the document or the feed method on the printer.

  11. Click on [Save]
  12. Click on [Close].
  13. Select the required paper size from the Document Size pull down menu.
  14. Click on [OK] twice to print
From a Mac OSx:
  1. Click on [File] on the application toolbar, and then click on [Page Setup]. The Page Setup window will be displayed.
  2. From the Printer Description pull-down menu, select the correct PPD file for your printer.
  3. Select the custom paper size for your document from the Paper Size pull-down menu.
  4. If the required custom paper size is not available click on the [Manage Custom Sizes…]. The Custom Page Sizes window will be displayed
  5. To create a new custom paper size setting click on the [+] button.
  6. Double click on [Untitled] and enter the name to be given to the custom paper size.
  7. At the Page Size field enter the width and height of the custom paper size.
  8. Click on [OK] twice.
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