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Old Dec 7, 2004, 8:41 PM   #1
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I have a Canon MP390 that would not print borderless 4 x 6. They had a white border on one end. In talking to Canon they said the photo paper I was using was probably 4 x 6 1/2. They were correct. I have photo paper from Kodak, Fujifilm and HP. All 3 brandsmeasure 4 x 61/2, although the package indicates 4 x 6. Canon said I need to buy Canon paper which is exactly 4 x 6.
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Old Dec 8, 2004, 3:59 PM   #2
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HP paper comes in either 4x6 or 4x6 with a detachable tab (4x6.5), so you can detach the 1/2 inch white area that is needed by the paper handling mechanism of some printers, and end up with a true 4x6 borderless print.
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Old Dec 9, 2004, 3:13 AM   #3
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The HP paper in the past has had a tear off tab for that last 1/2-inch. The Fuji and Kodak papers are 4 1/2 x 6-inches without a tab. The reason for the extra 1/2 inch is so that printers that cannot print borderless images still have paper for the feed rollers to hold onto behind the printhead.

That being said, Epson and Canon paper is exactly 4x6-inches because they have two sets of feed rollers; one behind the printhead and ahead of the printhead to hold onto/advance the paper while the printhead finishes the trailing cut edge of the paper.
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