HP Support Forums
Join in the conversation.
08-08-2012 11:49 AM
Photsmart C4150, XP, reloaded driver. I scan the image, select an output percentage and try to print or I put in the percentage enlargement right on the printer. Printer will enlarge but will only print page 1 if enlargement is larger than one page. I don't want to use "poster" because I need a certain size output from different size originals. I made lots of enlargements last year that printed onto 4 sheets of paper in the proper size and had no problem. What am I doing wrong now? There must be something I need to turn on or off, or some feature I need to select but I can't find any help in the solution center. Thanks for your help.
08-10-2012 05:33 PM - edited 08-10-2012 05:34 PM
08-11-2012 06:44 AM
Thank you for getting back to me. I've tried the printer control panel, Document Viewer and Photosmart but none will print an enlargement that extends beyond one page. After fighting with this for days I realized that when I was making enlargements about a year ago I was in a quilt design program that printed correctly and perhaps I have not used my printer and associated software to do this. Is my C4150 capable of making such enlargements or am I going to have to print posters and back calculate the size of the original to get the output size I need?
Thanks again for responding.
08-13-2012 01:45 PM
It can. What you will need to do is scan in the image in an enlarged form, save the image, open the image a photo editing software that allows enlarged printing on muliple pages (I think MS Paint allows for it, if not, try the Gimp), and print the image from there. That should be what you're needing. Let me know if that helps or not.
08-18-2012 06:45 AM
Thanks for your efforts but scanning into MS Paint still did not allow me to enlarge my originals onto multiple pages. I'm not familiar with "Gimp" and did not download it.
I went through a convoluted process of backcalculating the % enlargement of a posterized image, figuring out what size the scanned image needed to be to get the output size I needed then reducing the original(no problems there the images are on one page) to the appropriate size, scanning them into HP Document Viewer and printing a 2x2 poster.
Again, I appreciate the time you took to reply to my problem. Maybe HP can tweak the printer software in the future so printing multi-page enlargements is not so difficult.
08-20-2012 01:04 PM