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talkinggoat
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Print to the Edges Color Laserjet 1600

Is there a way I can print to the edges of a letter sized paper, using a color laserjet 1600?
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CyclingFool
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Re: Print to the Edges Color Laserjet 1600

I'm afraid there isn't.  In order to do borderless printing, you need to do overspray, and there needs to be a place for the overspray to go.  Inkjet can successfully do this (we use a little absorber underneath the print area), but, because of the way a laser printer is made, overspray would be pretty nasty, and would kill it.

 

That said, in a pinch, you could post-process and trim the edges.  That's actually what the big offset print folks do.  

 

Hope that makes things more clear.

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talkinggoat
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Re: Print to the Edges Color Laserjet 1600

If it can't print to the edges, why is the transfer roller larger than the paper? If an exact paper size were given, wouldn't it be possible to print to or very close to the edges?
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CyclingFool
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Re: Print to the Edges Color Laserjet 1600

Well, I could make some guesses, but I'm afraid I'd be guessing, and would rather not wing it.  I work in inkjet land.  In vague terms, it is probably a tolerance stack, meaning that variability of part sizes, etc., limit how close we can get.  There are probably other reasons that I don't know about.  I'll ask someone from LaserJetopia the next time I talk to them.
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Re: Print to the Edges Color Laserjet 1600

The roller is used to transport the paper.  It does not lay down the print image.  Edge to edge printing is very complex.  It is possible to design, but the technology would make it a very expensive printer.

Thanks.... lbindell

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