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.
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). So what should be the steps to print without borders and without crop? I've read that this is not possible because you can't be exact with paper feeding?
Different printers have different options, drivers, controls, etc. -- but let's see if we can puzzle this out.
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➞Print". 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.
You have to tell us what you mean by "border" and by "crop".
- 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.
- to select part of an electronic image, discarding or hiding the rest
- to trim a printed picture.
Kirby, I thought border and crop would be pretty clear? When I print with border the entire photo is shown. But there's a white margin around the photo.
When I print without border (auto expend or retain size) the white margin is no longer there, but the photo is cropped. Meaning some part of the photo is not printed. You lose some part of the image. You can actually quite easily tell this even in the print dialog by just dragging the image left or right, it will shift indicating that not the entire photo will be printed.