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Page printing Hi. The only problem I have with my printer is that it doesn't seem to print a complete 4x6. It prints 1 1/2 to 2 inches below the top of the paper & above the bottom. I would like it to fill the entire 4x6 piece of paper. Any help you can give me I would appreciate. Thank you.

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  • OK866 May 27, 2008

    Thank you so much for your help. I really appreciate it. I just had one more question for you. Would you be able to tell me how I would tell if my pictures are 2:3 ratio?



    Thank you again!!!

  • OK866 May 28, 2008

    Thank you so much. I am going go look at the pictures & figure out the ratio. Again, I want to thank you for your time & help on this!

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If the dimensions of the picture your trying to print are not in a 2:3 ratio (same ratio as 4 x 6), it cannot fill the entire 4 x 6 area without distorting the image, i.e., you would have to "stretch" the dimension which has white margins right now to fill the paper. To print an undistorted borderless image, you will have to "crop" the picture so that the remaining dimensions are in a 2:3 ratio.

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    old marine May 27, 2008

    In most graphic editing programs like Photoshop, etc., there is an option to see what size your image is. It usually can be displayed in inches, centimeters, or pixels. If you divide the smaller dimension into the larger dimension, it will give you a ratio. If the image were exactly compatible with 4 x 6, the ratio would be 1.5 (3 divided by 2, or 6 divided by 4, equals 1.5).



    If the ratio is larger than 1.5 you will have to trim/crop some from the long axis of the photo. If the ratio is less than 1.5 you will have to trim/crop from the shorter axis.



    For instance, if the image is 3" x 4", the ratio is 1.33, and you will have to crop from the 3" axis.

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