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Student
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Member Since: ‎01-05-2012
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Adjust print margins or printable area on laserjet printer

Is there a way to adjust printer margins or printable area on HP laserjet printers such as the 5000, 8000 or 9040 series?

Using either Windows XP or Windows 7 64-bit. 

We print CAD drawings to these types of laserjets and the CAD software shows a usable printable area.  I'm wondering if this can be adjusted through drivers or firmware or what controls this? 

For example, one printer shows a printable area of 10.653" x 8.138" for a letter size sheet. 

Thanks. 

 

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Tutor
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Member Since: ‎09-20-2011
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Re: Adjust print margins or printable area on laserjet printer

Hi 3gman,

 

There is a non-printable area for the LaserJets.  The margin for those printers is about 4.5mm or 1/6" around the edge of the paper.  Even if your software allows you to set a margin value of 0, the printable area will still be approximately equal to your example (10.653 x 8.138").

 

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