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Margins not recognised

When printing a document with even set margins, the print moves to the right and leaves a wider margin on the left...I have uninstalled and reinstalled the printer and still have the problem. If I reset the margins to almost none on the left and extra on the right it works but is hassle, any suggestions..thanks.

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  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    Everything is set (small margins on printer and driver) and still margins are not ok

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Hi lerona - I have a 5600C series HP printer. You might try these tips:
Do a Print Preview to be sure the document looks right on your screen, then in Print Setup, down in the Zoom box check the Scale to Paper Size to be sure it isn't set for the wrong paper size. There's an arrow to scroll to the size you're printing on.

Then click Properties, then the Paper Quality tab. There's an item that says "minimize margins". You could try printing with the box checked (if it's not now), or unchecked (if it IS now) and see the difference. Click the Effects tab and be sure the "normal size" box says 100%, and that there's no check mark in the "borderless printing" box.

I print documents all the time, as well as photos, smaller sized items, cards, etc., and have had no trouble with the margins printing differently than my Print Preview shows on my screen. I hope these tips help you. Good luck, and feel free to email me if you have any success with my suggestions.
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Posted on Nov 10, 2007

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