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Printing size problems

When I want to print a picture 6 by 4, set everything , all I have is a picture of 2,5 by 1 3/4, I can't make any other size period. Thank you in advance
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Sounds like the settings on your main paper type need some adjustments.


Also, more printer resources are here

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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.
Print borderless 29
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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I have a canon mp 240 and it Prints fine if you only need half of the document. It cuts everything in half! Like it reads the header wrong or blows up the words or make extra spaces. How can I get it to...


I thought maybe you have the paper size set to Landscape rather than Portrait. If not, then you might look at:

http://usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/printers_multifunction/pixma_mp_series/pixma_mp240#ServiceAndSupport

I did some searching on that site and it yielded the hlep below which may give you some help.


Issue: How do I set my printer so my printout fits the paper size I am using?
Solution: Use the recommended Print Area MP240

Printing Area title-bar.gif To ensure the best print quality, the machine allows a margin along each edge of media. The actual printable area will be the area inside these margins.
Recommended printing area (dark blue):
Canon recommends that you print within this area. (o_darkblue13.jpg)
Printable area (light blue):
The area where it is possible to print. (o_lightblue14.jpg)
However, printing in this area can affect the print quality or the paper feed precision.

o_area15.jpg i_note.gif Note
Borderless Printing
By selecting the Borderless Printing option, you can make prints with no margins.
bullet_s.gif When performing Borderless Printing, slight cropping may occur at the edges since the printed image is enlarged to fill the whole page.
bullet_s.gif For Borderless Printing, use the following paper.
- Glossy Photo Paper "Everyday Use" GP-501
- Photo Paper Glossy GP-502
- Photo Paper Plus Semi-Gloss SG-201
- Photo Paper Pro Platinum PT-101
- Photo Paper Plus Glossy II PP-201
-Photo Paper Pro II PR-201
- Matte Photo Paper MP-101
Performing Borderless Printing on any other type of paper may substantially reduce printing quality and/or result in printouts with altered color hues.
Borderless Printing on plain paper may result in printouts with reduced quality. Use them only for test printing. You can perform Borderless Printing on plain paper only when printing from your computer.
bullet_s.gif Depending on the type of paper, Borderless Printing may reduce the print quality at the top and bottom edges of the paper or cause these parts to become smudged.
See A5, A4, B5, 4" x 6", 4" x 8", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", Wide.
See Letter, Legal.
See Envelopes.
sikaku.gif A5, A4, B5, 4" x 6", 4" x 8", 5" x 7", 8" x 10", Wide
Size
Printable Area (width x height)
A5*
5.56 x 7.95 inches / 141.2 x 202.0 mm
A4
8.00 x 11.38 inches / 203.2 x 289.0 mm
B5*
6.90 x 9.80 inches / 175.2 x 249.0 mm
4" x 6" / 10 x 15 cm
3.73 x 5.69 inches / 94.8 x 144.4 mm
4" x 8" / 10 x 20 cm*
3.73 x 7.69 inches / 94.8 x 195.2 mm
5" x 7" / 13 x 18 cm*
4.73 x 6.69 inches / 120.2 x 169.8 mm
8" x 10" / 20 x 25 cm*
7.73 x 9.69 inches / 196.4 x 246.0 mm
Wide*
3.73 x 6.80 inches / 94.8 x 172.6 mm

* This page size can be used only when printing from your computer.
o_ap_069.jpg o_darkblue6.jpgRecommended printing area
o_lightblue7.jpgPrintable area
sikaku.gif Letter, Legal
Size
Printable Area (width x height)
Letter
8.00 x 10.69 inches / 203.2 x 271.4 mm
Legal*
8.00 x 13.69 inches / 203.2 x 347.6 mm

* This page size can be used only when printing from your computer.
o_ap_074.jpg o_darkblue4.jpgRecommended printing area
o_lightblue5.jpgPrintable area

sikaku.gif Envelopes
Size
Printable Area (width x height)
European DL*
4.06 x 7.12 inches / 103.2 x 180.8 mm
US Comm. Env. #10*
3.86 x 7.96 inches / 98.0 x 202.1 mm

* Envelopes can be used only when printing from your computer.
o_area_envelope11.jpg
o_darkblue8.jpgRecommended printing area

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I am printing 3 5/8 x 6 1/2 envelopes and getting ink smears on left side. Looked inside, everything seems fine. This is a recent problem - what do I do?


Are you getting same problem when you print on regular size paper or this only happens when you print on envelopes?

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When I print pictures on the 3210 HP all-in-one, they come out very small even though I choose the 4X6 in paper size for the photo tray. I've tried everything I can, but the pictures keep printing wallet...


First thing that comes to mind is that a 4x6" print could print four wallet sized photos; be shure your are not printing more than one copy.

If you are trying to print more than one,it will print the actual picure you have and leave space for the number of other nonexistent prints selected.

See page 75 of the Manual. for directions on how to set up photo printing.

If you have photoshop, you can resize your documents using the menu item, Image / Image size, (Alt + i then i again)

Set the resolution to 300, then the document size width to 6 or 10 inches.

This will guarantee that your document is full size, (though the printer should be able to resize it to fit on the page no matter what).

Give these a try. It's really a shot in the dark, but it's my best guess.

Cheers.
Richard.

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My printer is printing pictures with lines on them


When you get lines that usually means a memory problem. Well it usually means the picture is too big for the memory. Try setting the quality down a few notches and see if the picture improves.

sometimes the problem is on the PC end and it is doing to much. Shut down or turn off everything you can before printing.

If you have a really old slow computer it can be a combination of cpu and ram on the pc.

Usuallu turning down the quality fixes this everytime. The advertising is a bit decpetive as you think you can print picture quality on a full size page but in fact it only has enough ram to do it properlly on a much smaller size.

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How to print picture using 10x15cm photo paper? usually the pictures printed only half


Hi
1) when you begin to print have you set the paper size to the size you require ?
2) If not when you press print a grey box appears to comfirm printing yes!
3) press properties top right of page
4) open tab basic
5) Alter paper size to correct size
6) Also check your paper setting on the programme you are using to print from,
7) Also that the orientation is correct "portrate or landscape"
grandpaben

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Booklet printing on 11x17


In Print Settings make sure the original size is 8 1/2 by 11 and print out size is 11 x 17

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Font size-printing


Hello Christina,

There are two sections to look into. 1) Device Settings. 2) Printing Preferences.

Between the two, I confident that you can find the solutions.

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hmm..what program you printing pictures from?

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Red line on last quarter of photos


I assume that the red line is not on the photos themselves (make sure this is the case - if they're scanned photos, it might be a scanner problem). If this is a 4" by 6" paper, set it in the printer after bending it in the opposite direction. 1) Set a sheet of paper on the printing side of the paper to be printed on. (If the print surface is touched by hand, the print surface may be soiled by skin oils, and the print quality may deteriorate.) 2) To bend the paper, hold the paper in a rounded shape for about 10 seconds. 3) Remove the paper not to be used in printing, and confirm that, when laid flat with the print side up, the center of the paper to be printed on is raised between 2 to 5 mm (0.2 in.) . 4) The curled paper to be printed on should be set in the printer, and printed, sheet by sheet. Canon recommends using Photo Paper Pro PC-101S 4" x 6" sized paper. When using PC-101S, printing is performed at the center of paper and streaks or uneven printing is avoided. If this is an A4 sized paper, try using Photo Paper Pro PR-101 paper, and make sure that the printing quality is set to "high" or "fine". If nothing helps, I would suggest trying a new ink cartridge. If you still have this problem and nothing solves it, call a repairman.

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