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Old Feb 26, 2010, 9:26 AM   #1
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I want to print images with a 1mm black border surrounded by a 10mm white border to an final print size of 30cm x40cm. The paper I will be using is A3+ on an Epson 7880 printer.

What settings do I need to choose?
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Old Mar 8, 2010, 10:43 AM   #2
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I want to print images with a 1mm black border surrounded by a 10mm white border to an final print size of 30cm x40cm. The paper I will be using is A3+ on an Epson 7880 printer.

What settings do I need to choose?
Click on the border 1 color swatch under the size dropdown and change the color to black and enter 1 as the border size (assuming metric units are selected). Then click on border 2, select white color, and enter 10 as the size. Then you can select the size of your print (30 x 40) by dropping down the size, selecting "Custom", "Enter specific size" and entering your size. You can experiment with B borders or B+ borders depending on whether or not you want the print to be 30 x 40 or the print+border to be 30 x 40.

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Old Apr 20, 2010, 1:29 AM   #3
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Default How to print to a pre-determined size with double borders

My Epson is an aging 870. 240 ppi going in, and printing at 720 dpi usually gives a decent result. It may be my imagination, but I think the printer responds well to 300 ppi going in, and printing at 720. I don't print at 1440 dpi unless I have 450 ppi going into the printer. There's a good reason for storing your images at 300 ppi. It seems to be a standard for print quality. Should you sell one, the buyer will likely ask for 300 ppi. An 8 x 12 at 300 is enough for most of my purposes.

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My Epson is an aging 870. 240 ppi going in, and printing at 720 dpi usually gives a decent result. It may be my imagination, but I think the printer responds well to 300 ppi going in, and printing at 720. I don't print at 1440 dpi unless I have 450 ppi going into the printer. There's a good reason for storing your images at 300 ppi. It seems to be a standard for print quality. Should you sell one, the buyer will likely ask for 300 ppi. An 8 x 12 at 300 is enough for most of my purposes.

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You should never resample photos, especially to an arbitrary size like 300 PPI. Sizing/resampling should only be done at print time because that's the only time you know what size you will need. If you resample to 300 PPI, what size did you use? Did you resample to 300 PPI at 8x10? 5x7? What if you then decide you want an 11x14? You'll be working with an image that you've resampled to 300 PPI at 8x10 and now you want an 11x14 and you've likely reduced the pixel count to suit an 8x10 at 300 PPI.

Bottom line: leave your pixels alone and let Qimage do the resampling at print time.
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Old Aug 27, 2011, 4:02 AM   #5
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I don't have any idea, I always hire online printing company to print for me. You should try that too.
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