I've just printed a set of very nice borderless 4x6" prints with the MP210, but each one has several parallel lines of tiny perforations, not fully through the paper but definitely visible on the glossy surface, all along the length of the photo. Is there a way to stop this? Should I take it back to the shop? I've only had it two weeks.
Hi. I have a Canon MP520 printer, and that also puts dotted lines down the entire length of the glossy 6 by 4 paper. The lines are spaced about 30mm apart, and are very hard to see, being more visible in the areas of dark ink. I believe this to be caused by rollers that feed the paper through, marking the new still-wet ink just after it's been deposited on the paper. I am not sure of a solution, it seems to do it on Canon paper, which is thicker, and cheaper photo paper. If you're not happy, take it back and buy somethng else, I don't think you will find a solution.
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Re: Perforations on paper
I can't find anywhere on Canon's information that it has the ability to perforate as a setting.
This sounds like that is something dragging from the print head that is causing it.
I would take it back to the shop you got it from, and have them replace it.
Make sure to take an example of what it is doing when it prints.
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Set the default printer driver settings to print 10 x 15 cm (4 x 6 inch) photos
Make sure 10 x 15 cm (4 x 6 inch) photo paper is loaded into the photo tray.
The Photo Tray light on the printer does not have to be lit when printing from a computer.
Click Start and then click Control Panel .
Click Printers and Faxes .
Right-click the icon for the HP Photosmart 8200 Series and select Printing Preferences .
On the Paper/Quality tab, select 4x6 or 4x6 with tab from the Size is drop-down menu (under Paper Options).
Make sure that the Source is box is set to Photo tray .
Click the Borderless Printing box if borderless prints are desired.
Click Apply and then click OK .
Open the software program you wish to use and set up the pictures you want to print. Make sure to select a 4x6 inch layout for the photos within the software program before you print from the software program.
Using iPhoto to create borderless prints
To use iPhoto to create borderless prints, please follow all of the steps below:
While logged in as an Administrator, install the latest Canon printer drivers onto your computer (with Mac OS X v10.2 or later as the operating system) and select the appropriate printer as the default.
From iPhoto, select and open the image you wish to print. (Please refer to the Apple web site for instructions on how to use iPhoto.)
When you are ready to make a print, select from the Menu Bar 'File: Page Setup'.
The Page Setup dialog will appear.
Select the following settings:
Settings: Page Attribute
Format for: <Select the Canon printer you wish to use>
Paper Size: 4x6 (borderless)
Orientation: <Select the matching orientation>
Scale: <Select the appropriate scale>
Select 'OK' and the Page Setup dialog will close.
From iPhoto, from within the Constrain section of the browser window, select from the pull-down menu (i.e., the button directly above the Constrain label) either '4x6' or '4x6 Portrait'. Then, using your mouse cursor, mouse-over the image and when the Cross-Hairs are over the upper left-hand corner of the portion of the image you wish to print, click and drag from the left to the right in a downwardly diagonal motion, releasing the click at the end of the image selection.
Click the 'Crop' button.
From the Menu Bar, select 'File: Print', select your options, then select 'Print'.
This selection, revealed in the iPhoto window will now print as a borderless, 4x6 print.
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Yes, there is no 4x6 choice, you have to input costume size.
For the bord-less part, i first would recommend to use a little bigger costume size so if paper with is 20 mm and there is a boarder about 1-3 mm then input costume size 23 mm. Caution, this can cause a paper jam, because there is a solenoids, what read paper. or you can use a bigger paper and later cut off the boards. Because this printer is not capable printing board-less photos