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I'm trying to print out some standard DVD covers (front/spine/back) but when I print them they come out about 1/2" short on the width. No matter what I do they come out with the same exact margins. I can make the width bigger and it comes out with the same exact margins. I also tried to trick it and tell it I'm using legal size paper (more width) but the same margins come out.

Is there a way I can trick my printer into using the whole page? It's a HP PSC 2210xi All-In-One.

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If there's a way I'd still love to hear it but I found a solution for the moment, perhaps forever.

I set it to legal size paper and then taped a ~2" peice of paper on to a normal sheet of paper. This tricks the printer into thinking it's a legal size page and uses the whole thing and leaves about a 1/8" margin on either side, instead of the previous 1/2" or so. The tape I used (packing tape which barely sticks to normal paper) is just on the main sheet for a couple millimeters so it stays on just enough to make it through the printer and comes off real easy afterwards ready to stick to another page. Works pretty well. :blink:

Necessity is the mother of invention. :whistling:

Edited by kr580, 22 May 2006 - 05:45 AM.

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Did you change the paper size on the printer and whatever you are using to copy the image to

Does the printer have a borderless option

Irfanview has stretch to page in print options

http://www.irfanview.com

The plug ins are useful
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I haven't used this in a while due to the fact that I have Nero now but I used to use this free Avery CD/DVD label creator:
http://www.avery.com...ftwarecode=3202

Not sure if it has a function to create DVD case inserts, because I haven't used it for a while, but it's worth a shot, no?
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Did you change the paper size on the printer and whatever you are using to copy the image to

Does the printer have a borderless option

Irfanview has stretch to page in print options

http://www.irfanview.com

The plug ins are useful

The only place I could find to change the paper size is in the 'Page Setup'. When I configure the page in Photoshop (what i'm using) it just uses the normal Page Setup window through XP, not a in-program feature. And my printer doesn't have an option to change the page size, only on through 'Page Setup'.

It does have borderless but it's for some odd shapes such as postcards and index cards. No 8.5x11.

And the Irfanview deal is cool but I don't want to stretch it.

BlackPandemic: I couldn't download that. Said there was some server error.
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As long as you are close, you won't notice what Irfanview does

If you click printers and faxes, right click the printer, click printer preferences, paper size should be an option
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As long as you are close, you won't notice what Irfanview does

If you click printers and faxes, right click the printer, click printer preferences, paper size should be an option

I tried a test with the Irfanview and it came out with the same margins anyway so that's not a fixer.

And yeah, that's the place I've been changing it. There's several ways to get to it.

I guess my taping will work. :whistling:
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I have double DVD cases which are 11 by 7.5

In Irfanview, click image then rotate right, does that give you better options
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Nope.
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