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Old Jan 11, 2005, 7:03 AM   #1
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I just got my first digital camera(Fuji A330)for Christmas and now I have purchased the Canon Pixma ip4000 to print photos.

I tried last night to print my first photo and it looks good except for the white border on one end of the photo. I set the print size to 4"x6' and the white border is just on one end of the photo.

How do I get rid of this border and make the picture take up the whole 4x6 paper?

Should I stick with canon paper for this printer, if so, which type of paper?

Thank you very much for any help you can give me.


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Old Jan 11, 2005, 7:13 AM   #2
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Ok, to try and help, please tell me -



1. Are you using the supplied Canon software to print the photos

2. Are you using Canon paper? You should be - Photo Paper Pro 4" x 6"

3. Within the Canon software (assuming you're using it) you can specify how much to overprint the paper to eliminate small white borders, have you seen this option?

4. How big is this white border you mention?
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Old Jan 11, 2005, 7:37 AM   #3
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1. Yes, I'm using the Canon software.

2. No, I picked up some Kodak paper....after reading some on this forum I see now that I should stick with the Canon paper. You said Canon Photo Paper Pro - Should I use glossy or what, I'm somewhat confused by all of the paper choices.

3. I guess I need to spend some more time learning the software.

4. 1/2 inch......Could it be possible that the Kodak paper is bigger than the stated 4x6?

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And -

5. Load the paper portrait way up, whether you're printing portrait or landscape.

6. Paper should be at the right end side of the printer which the gauge lightly pushed against it.
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Yes, the kodak paper could be too big. The Canon paper (Photo Paper Pro is really good) measures exactly 4" x 6"
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By the way, the adjustment in the Canon software for overprinting past the edge of the paper is only for tiny minimal white borders. If possible always have this setting on the smallest available to lessen the amount of ink spraying onto the printers absorbant pad.

It definitely sounds like the Kodak paper is oversized, some papers are to enable certain printers to print with the assumption that you'd cut the white border off later. Obviously the IP4000 can print dead size on 4" x 6" paper, so use Canon paper of this size and hopefully you'll be OK.
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Old Jan 11, 2005, 8:45 AM   #7
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Which one of these should I use???









Canon Glossy Photo Paper, 20 lb., 8 1/2" x 11" $8.79 20/Pack



Canon Photo Paper (10.5 mil) $7.99 20/Pack



Canon Photo Paper Pro $9.99 50/Pack



Special Buy! Canon Photo Paper (10.5 mil) $12.49 50/Pack



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Yes, kodak paper is oversize. It measures 16.5 cm long instead of 15.24 for the Canon paper.
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Old Jan 12, 2005, 12:40 AM   #9
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I'm not sure on your paper prices as I'm in the UK. But I think it's the Photo Paper Pro 4" x 6" that you want. Mine has a code reference of PR-101 or something like that. And it's about 245 gsm thickness.


It's little wonder that you end up with a white edge, printing a 4" x 6" picture onto paper which measures more than that!
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