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Is there a minimum margin for printing?

1701 Views 9 Replies Latest reply: Jan 23, 2013 4:30 PM by aapl.crox RSS
aapl.crox Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Jan 20, 2013 11:35 AM

I'm starting to learn about printing with aperture. First thing I learned is that printing without borders is bad, it will crop off your image (although with retain size you can choose your own cropping). So now I'm sticking with printing with borders. However one thing I noticed is that there seems to be a minimum margin for printing (0.32cm). Is there anyway to go below that?

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,555 points)
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    Jan 20, 2013 12:39 PM (in response to aapl.crox)

    Margin limits and borderless printer options are all, afaik, set by the printer.  Your printer manual likely lists its specs.  ("Borderless" means printing the entire sheet of paper, with no unprinted area showing.  It is not the same as printing with no added border.  "Borderless printing" should be called "Marginless printing".)

     

    Generally, you should crop a Version in Aperture, and then print it. Using the print controls to crop is simply not a recommended workflow.

     

    You can certainly print uncropped Images without borders.  I do it all the time.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,555 points)
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    Jan 20, 2013 1:24 PM (in response to aapl.crox)

    Different printers have different options, drivers, controls, etc. -- but let's see if we can puzzle this out.

    aapl.crox wrote:

     

    But there's only three options in aperture for me. Either with border, choose my own crop (retain size) or printer choose the crop for me (auto expansion - forgot the exact wording here).

    Where do you see this?

    So what should be the steps to print without borders and without crop?

    Select Image.  "File‚ěěPrint".  Select a Preset such as "Standard".  Uncheck "Layout: Crop Image to Fill".  Set "Image Options:  Border Size" to 0.00.  Click "Print".

    I've read that this is not possible because you can't be exact with paper feeding?

    Where did you read this?  Are you refering to "Borderless printing" or to printing without a border?  As I mentioned, these are not the same.

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,445 points)
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    Jan 20, 2013 2:32 PM (in response to aapl.crox)

    What paper size have you selected?  With the Epsons I have used, borderless is only available with certain standard size sheets, and when choosing size there will be one entry with citation of being for borderless, and another without that.

     

    Ernie

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,555 points)
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    Jan 20, 2013 7:24 PM (in response to aapl.crox)

    You have to tell us what you mean by "border" and by "crop".

     

    Border:

    - a blank space left around a printed picture when the picture is printed to a size smaller than the paper on which it is printed

    - a usually non-white rectangular frame added to a picture when it is printed.

     

    Crop:

    - to select part of an electronic image, discarding or hiding the rest

    - to trim a printed picture.

  • Ernie Stamper Level 8 Level 8 (37,445 points)
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    Jan 21, 2013 1:02 PM (in response to aapl.crox)

    Have you tried using the Sheet Feeder -- borderless (retain size) choice?

     

    Ernie

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