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Old Jan 3, 2003, 11:05 AM   #1
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Default ?Ideal program to print Photographs and not waste paper

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I am using the Canon Program that came with my G2 (Zoombrowser I think) and also the Photoshop LE that was with the camera.

My question is this... how can I print photographs without wasting so much paper? A 4x6 print can print 2 on an 8.5" x 11" sheet but a lot of paper is wasted it seems?
What are you all using to print with?

I did use MS Word (cut and paste the photo) and I saw someone uses Powerpoint but I don't know how they did it or if it is better.

Any thoughts are most welcome.

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Old Jan 3, 2003, 11:56 AM   #2
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I use the HP Photosmart Photo printing program which will print 3 4X6 photos to an 8 1/2X11 paper. It will auto resize the photos. You can do some minor editing with the program. The program came with my HP printer. You can contact HP to see if they sell the program. You can even create you own templates to print from.
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Old Jan 5, 2003, 6:51 AM   #3
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look again at your question, you want to print 4x6 on a 8.5x11 and not waste paper. IT CAN'T BE DONE! The HP program gibsonpd3620
uses in his own words "resizes the pictures" where they aren't 4x6 anymore. You answer is to buy already sized 4x6 sheets or 4x6 roll paper and then you will have no waste. Even preforamted sheets like Kodak 4x6 are full size sheets just they come peferated which it makes it easy to pull apart but still have waste. Epson makes 4x6 photo paper in to types, one for boradless printing and another with peferated edges which peel away.
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Old Jan 5, 2003, 6:56 AM   #4
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i found this in steves review of the canon S820, this will solve your waste paper trouble.

Ritz Camera's BigPrint glossy photo paper is excellent and very economical, the 4 x 6" 30 sheet packs are $6.69
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Old Jan 6, 2003, 10:00 AM   #5
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Thank You for the information.

Any source for good quality paper at a good price is certainly appreciated. I have wasted some since one program I was "trialing" printed a big fat "trial Version" on the paper.

I have an HP printer so I'm going to look and see what came with it. I also have an HP scanner so maybe something came with that too.

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Old Jan 6, 2003, 11:53 AM   #6
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Clarification: The HP Photo Smart Printing program will take your photo and resize them to a 4X6. It can print 3 4X6 photos to one page. You can also purchase a paper cutter and cut 8 1/2 X11 to 4X6 size. You will net 3 4X6 pages per 8 1/11 page. Less expensive than purchasing 4X6 paper.

I like the Red River Paper company paper. Go to:

www.redriverpaper.com

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Old Jan 6, 2003, 2:01 PM   #7
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how can it print 3 4x6 size pictures on a 8x11 paper? if you do the math it's 12x18 for 3. The Kodak 4x6 sheets are bigger than 8x11 not sure just how much bigger and they are set for 2.
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Old Jan 6, 2003, 2:11 PM   #8
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Two 4x6 side by side and one 4x6 at a 90 degree angle ( or vertical to the other two. I did the math the two would be 8x6 with room at the bottom of 5 1/2 by 8 1/2. It can also print 2 5X7 on a single sheet, 9 billfolds, etc.
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Old Jan 6, 2003, 4:37 PM   #9
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you must have a steady hand, i could never cut them apart right not even with a stright edge cutter.
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Old Jan 6, 2003, 4:43 PM   #10
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