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Printer ignores white space at beginning of document

I have a modified Epson r230 (see
If I print document form Publish, Word, Corel Draw, Photoshop, etc, which has white space at top of page, and image somewhere down page, the printer begins printing image around 2 inches below the top of the paper. No matter where the image is on the computer screen. For example, if I open a Word document, go down 4 inches and type a line with dashes across the page, the Preview Document shows it 4 inches down the page. But if I print it out, it prints 2 inches below the top of the paper. If I then delete that line, and move down to 9 inches down the page and make a line with the dashes, the Preview Document shows it 9 inches down the page, but when I print it out, it prints out EXACTLY the same place that the one printed that was 4 inches down the page...

No matter what I do on the document, the printer begins printing the firse character, or image--the first ink goes at the 2 inch place, then it continues as normal. It is as if it ignores any white space above where the first activity begins...

This printer printed normally up until a couple weeks ago. I didn't print anything on it for a couple weeks, and in the mean time, I did instal another printer, an Anajet fp-125 (a modified Epson Photo R1800)

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  • Dan Meredith Nov 30, 2007

    No... This is not the problem...

    Note that if I put the line at 4 inches or 8 inches, the line prints out at the 2 inch mark on the paper... This has nothing to do with the margins.

    This same thing occurs with Publisher, Corel Draw, Photoshop. The printer ignores any white space above the first ink on the page. If I put a butterfly at the bottom of a 9 inch square in a Photoshop image, then print it, the butterfly will print at two inches from the top of the paper. all the white space above the butterfly will be ignored.



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the cursor changes for resize

Posted on Nov 30, 2007

  • Eugene Merritt Nov 30, 2007

    In Word this changes the amout of White space
    above the type or image

  • Eugene Merritt Nov 30, 2007

    Perhaps there is a problem with the
    modification software perhaps you
    should uninstall and reinstall it
    (First uninstall the other printer)

    the printers may be sharing something
    thats interfering and may have changed
    a dll or something of that nature



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