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12-26-2008 09:47 PM
12-29-2008 08:56 PM
When printing in borderless mode the print is actually oversized a bit to make sure it prints completely to all the edges. If you want an actaul 4x6 photo cropped exactly as in your aplpication you will bneed to print to a larger size and then trim. For example you can print 3 4x6 prints on a 8.5x11 sheet of photo paper.
Bob Headrick, Microsoft MVP Printing/Imaging
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02-27-2009 01:35 PM
That is not borderless mode, it is bleed mode. HP should call it that. Bleed is not borderless, it is overprinting because no one could figure out how to find the page edges. FYI, I have a Brother All in One that is not designed for printing photos (in fact it was free with that Capital One points program), and it has an alignment laser that scans the paper when in borderless mode! Was it too much to ask for HP to put this in the HP printers?
My Photosmart Pro B8850 prints "borderless" with about a 0.25 inch resize, and I have to make sure the paper has something to sit on (back and front) because the specialty media tray has no rear support and the front support is really short. If I wanted prints like that I would go to Wal Mart. Can HP please please make a printer actually designed for the graphic arts and photograpy, instead of toy printers?
I want the printer to print at the size I make things. I can't even order frames before I actually run the print because I don't know what size it will be. Otherwise its not worth much as a "Pro" printer.
As it is, it is annoying having to align the paper myself and make sure it is straight for the specialty media tray; even 20 dollar printers can manage to feed paper automatically without making the pages crooked most of hte time.
So the user has to waste money on larger paper because HP is incapable of designing precision feed, print head, and alignment systems? My paper is a bit smaller, but not much. Also, the borderless on my all-in-one HP (printing documents with design in them) simply shortens the top margin. It does nothing else.
These prints are directly from graphic deisgn and page layout programs.
Again, anothe example of a company who views photo printing as a fun feature instead of designing for it.
03-17-2009 01:14 PM
I have similar problems - the top margin, or even the very top of the picture is cut off when using 8 1/2 x 11" , 10.4 mil photo paper in an HP Photosmart 7450 printer. The problem seem to be related to the paper feed at the beginning. Once the paper is under the print head, it is OK. print quality is good, except the missing top margin. Using regular, much thinner , typing paper the same problem does not exist. Feeding in one sheet at a time makes the problem worse. Any ideas, please ?
04-26-2009 09:42 AM
I'm more than disappointed that my photos are being cropped by 2mm all the way around to fit 4x6 photo paper.
And printing 4x6 to and 8.5x11 as Bob Headrick suggests is just lame.
Shame on HP for not being able to print photos correctly!
08-08-2009 09:24 AM
I have had the same experience with HP on my last printer (7100 series). Originally I made numerous calls to HP support to find out why and what could be done?
Without acknowledging that it was (as I'm understanding now) an inherant issue, the technician(s) ran me through the ringer trying to adjust print sizes, paper sizing and whatever else I don't really remember. As I recall they ultimately pointed the finger at my computer.
Results... I stopped printing pictures and no longer needed to purchase HP Photo Paper and Ink. To bad for HP, huh!
That was aproximately 2 years ago... Now I get an Officejet Pro L7680 All-in-One. SAME ISSUE (obviously), it's an HP. So now I find this board and realize I'm not alone in the world. I won't bother to call tech support but rather, I'll look into a Kodak printer as mentioned in preceding threads, user claims this not an issue with them.
Results...Won't need to purchase Ink an Photo Paper from HP, once again! Shame on HP for letting this go on for so long and too bad for them for the missed sales of supplies.
KODAK, HERE I COME!!!
08-08-2009 10:08 AM
10-27-2010 12:54 PM
I'm having the same problem with my photosmart C4780 printing from Picasa to 4 x 6 photo paper. Got this printer with my iMac and it has been problematic from the beginning. Hope they come up with some solution soon or I'm done with HP photo printers. I'm a photographer and I need the top of the people's heads to print HP.
05-14-2012 04:30 PM
HP Photosmart C8180. Top of 4x6 pictures are cut off. Great printer except for this. Cannot afford to use 8.5 x 11 paper to get full picture. Any solution? If not what printer do I need to print pictures correctly?