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Old Apr 4, 2005, 5:34 PM   #1
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I use Elements because I don't have the time/skill for anything better. I've got HP Premium 4x6 (or is it 4x6.5?) paper, and I keep getting this thin white border around my prints, even though I specify no border. What am I doing wrong?
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Old Apr 5, 2005, 8:48 AM   #2
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Im not sure how Elements handles this, but in PS CS you can choose the crop tool then specify the size of the crop you want to make. For example, if I want to make an 8x10 print, I chose the crop tool. Once I do that, I look at the top of the program and there are two boxes for height and width. I input the values (in inches) that I want the crop tool to take. Also, for quality sake, you should probably use 300 DPI.

Cropping this way will save you a lot of time guessing what and where you should crop. By inputing the correct ratio, you take a lot of the guess work out of printing pictures.

Hope this makes sense and helps at least a little.



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Old Apr 6, 2005, 6:10 PM   #3
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OK I tried that but still no luck- it still gives me the borders. I think it might be a setting... Before I print, if I chose "page setup" it shows margins, and they are grey, I can't change them. But they seem to be about the same as the white border I'm getting. Maybe my printer can't do borderless? I got an HP OfficeJet v40XI. Pics look great, 2400X1200. Any other ideas?
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Your printer is a Multi function office device. It may well print to an acceptable photo quality but is not a dedicated photo printer. As a consequence you will have less functionality when it comes to printing your photos. Printers that can print borderless, generally have a setting specifically for Borderless. Todays printers from all the major manufacturers can print fantastic photos, many of them borderless. Might be time for an upgrade.

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Old Apr 13, 2005, 12:07 AM   #5
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I just installed the latest drivers for my printer, and it changed all the available options that I have. I still can't do borderless, but now I get a very thin, even border around all 4 sides. Looks good enough for me. I still think I like using walmart.com for the bulk of my photo printing. For $.19/print, you just can't beat that price. And they'll even do it for you in 1 hour.
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