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« Reply #45 on: August 06, 2009, 07:49:25 PM »

I made this in Qimage in 10 seconds.. I think it's what you really wanted.
All of a sudden it came to me.
It's as large as possible on the 8.5 x 11 paper, and is actually an 8.5 x 11 print with equal 1/4 inch borders all teh way around.
If this looks good to you, reply and I'll give you the 10 seconds worth of steps.

Fred

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« Reply #46 on: August 13, 2009, 12:43:31 PM »

Sorry, haven't been around to catch up. Yes, that even margin is what I want, but on 4X6. Since I usually mat 8X10 using 8.5x11 paper, the margins aren't so bothersome.
I also just looked up when I bought Qimage. It was September 2007. The HD I normally use for Qimage isn't set up to go online. I simply don't want to be bothered by the HP laser or Adobe about updates or wanting to download this and that. So I'm a couple of years behind in updates. Can I download the newest version and use it?
Thanks, Weezy
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« Reply #47 on: August 13, 2009, 01:09:01 PM »

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Can I download the newest version and use it?
Yes, from here:
http://www.ddisoftware.com/qimage/downloads.htm
However note what it says for registered users (like you), see attached screen snap.
You will need a new PW and unlock code if you not updated for 2 years.
It really is worth updating more often  Wink
Terry
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« Reply #48 on: August 13, 2009, 06:45:29 PM »

Just sent email for re-registration. Thanks
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« Reply #49 on: August 17, 2009, 12:26:55 AM »

Got it downloaded and installed - quite an improvement. Now I see the margins are the printer's doing.
There is just no place in the Printer software to specify margins.  And I like that printer - it will print on almost anything and not spit out gibberish like I've had HPs do.
OK - so how did you get that margin? I mostly print 4X6 for keepsake or show.
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« Reply #50 on: August 17, 2009, 12:58:49 PM »

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There is just no place in the Printer software to specify margins
I have a little Canon i320 and I think the driver may be similar to yours. There's nothing like Epson's where there are "standard" and "maximum" printable area options.
You are stuck with whatever the page margins are for the printer and on my Canon, the bottom, in portrait mode is a little bigger.
Try going to Page Formatting, Center on Physical Page, that will get opposite sides equal. To get equal all round, specify additional margins to make them equal.

Another alternative is to specify "borderless" in the driver, set Qimage in Page Formatting to "disable expansion/overspray". If you definitely want borders, set those in Qimage as image borders. I think this what Fred did in his earlier post Reply #45.
However, when I looked at the print preview on my Canon i320, it looked asymmetrical  Sad
You'd have to try a test print to see what actually happens.
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« Reply #51 on: August 26, 2010, 09:07:23 AM »

Hi Fred,
could you be kind to share you method? Every new method can shed some light on this very important topic.
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« Reply #52 on: August 26, 2010, 09:20:25 AM »

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could you be kind to share you method? Every new method can shed some light on this very important topic.
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I would be happy to help in any way.
Since that discussion was almost a month ago, and I am very, very old, could you refresh the topic for me please?  Grin
As best as I can gather from looking at the posts, some wanted a print as large as possible on 8.5 x 11 paper and get equal margins.... is that the information you need?

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« Reply #53 on: August 26, 2010, 09:30:35 AM »

Yes,that was the topic.In post reply nr 45 you did something magical in 10 seconds  Smiley
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I made this in Qimage in 10 seconds.. I think it's what you really wanted.
All of a sudden it came to me.
It's as large as possible on the 8.5 x 11 paper, and is actually an 8.5 x 11 print with equal 1/4 inch borders all teh way around.
If this looks good to you, reply and I'll give you the 10 seconds worth of steps.

Silviu
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« Reply #54 on: August 26, 2010, 09:39:32 AM »

Silviu,
You are trying for the largest print possible with even margins on 8.5 x 11 paper?
I need to know what you are trying to achieve.
What printer?
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« Reply #55 on: August 26, 2010, 10:00:00 AM »

Yes Fred,I'm for the largest print with margins on a A3 paper.The printer is a Canon 8300.I understand that there are limitations on the driver witch prevents to have equal margins but maybe I just miss something and I was hoping to apply your method for this issue.
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« Reply #56 on: August 26, 2010, 10:30:45 AM »

I am trying to download the driver for the iPF 8300. This way I can be a little more accurate.
That's a big printer!!!!

Zowie! 36 KB /sec.     Canon really doesn't want to give away drivers.
Fred
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« Reply #57 on: August 26, 2010, 11:10:22 AM »

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es Fred,I'm for the largest print with margins on a A3 paper.The printer is a Canon 8300.I understand that there are limitations on the driver witch prevents to have equal margins but maybe I just miss something and I was hoping to apply your method for this issue.

Canon would not let me install the driver until I installed a firmware update to your printer, so I used the next best I could find., ipf 6100

As you can see by the screen snap, I have A3 paper and the largest print with equal margins.
16.30 x 11.46 with .12 inch margins all the way around.
I hope this is what you wanted.

In Qimage Page set up (printer driver), I selected Heavyweight Glossy Photo Paper II. (Just wanted a quality paper selection)

Paper size A3; (in driver page setup tab); Paper Source, I selected Manual with 3mm margins.
OK out of the driver, and back to the main screen of Qimage.
From the Print size selection, select FIT TO PAGE, add your image with crop scissors on of course, and there it is.
To check your location on the page, and that you are centered, just go to the Full Page Editor screen and click the LOC tab.
See my screen snap.

Hope this helps.
I have to go out for about 2 hours. (Dr appt)  Told you I was very very old!
Should be back by 9:00 am EDT

Fred
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« Reply #58 on: August 26, 2010, 12:31:10 PM »

Thank you very much Fred for the effort.
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Paper Source, I selected Manual with 3mm margins.
I don't have that option on my driver,just Cut Sheet and Roll Paper.If I choose Paper Source:Cut Sheet ,Page Size:A3 size then I can't center the image by following your steps.All I can do is change the numbers in  Page Margins(Page Formatting menu).
If I choose Paper Source:Roll Paper,Page Size:A3 and check borderless printing then it works.

Thanks again,
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« Reply #59 on: August 26, 2010, 01:05:58 PM »

Sorry that I cannot get your driver to be accurate, but I would try this approach.
I would do borderless, but add a Qimage .12 (or whatever size you want) border to the image, in white of course, using the B setting.
This will simulate a .12 margin all around the print, and will give you even margins.
The problem with the Canon driver I am looking at, iPF6100. is that borderless is not an option unless roll paper is selected.
Therein lies the mystery.

Hope you get it sorted.

Fred

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