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Unwanted Margins when Printing (AUGH!)


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I've looked at this so many times I've gone cross eyed.😩  I can't tell if the issue is with Affinity Pub or the printer. Please see images for how I've set up my document.

For whatever reason, it will NOT print as it appears in Affinity pub (see 1st image), even after I've adjusted all the settings. I've set it to borderless, I've increased the scaling to as far as it will go, and STILL I get these STUPID MARGINS!!!! (See left side of last 2 images)  I've tried making it a booklet, I've tried changing tons of different settings... Even as a PDF, it does the same thing. I need very small margins and it just WON'T COMPLY. Please advise. 
 

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21 minutes ago, joe_l said:

I would say you have Bleed enabled, which increases the printing area.

Isn’t the red box the bleed box? :/

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You could try, if you so choose, registering at Viking Virtual Print House and then uploading a PDF document and their system will show you an onscreen preview of what they will print if you place an order.

https://viking-virtualprinthouse.co.uk/

This might enable to you to decide where the issue is occurring.

I know this might sound like advertising for them but it is not. I have had excellent prints from them, some on display here, but my only connection to them is as a fee-paying customer.

William

 

Until December 2022, using a Lenovo laptop running Windows 10 in England. From January 2023, using an HP laptop running Windows 11 in England.

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1 minute ago, William Overington said:

You could try, if you so choose, registering at Viking Virtual Print House and then uploading a PDF document and their system will show you an onscreen preview of what they will print if you place an order.

A simpler method would be to open the PDF document in the default PDF viewer on your local computer. That will show you exactly how it will look on paper.

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1 hour ago, Alfred said:

A simpler method would be to open the PDF document in the default PDF viewer on your local computer.

It might well be simpler, but will it supply the information needed to answer the problem?

1 hour ago, Alfred said:

That will show you exactly how it will look on paper.

The Viking Virtual Print House previewer will show the bleed area, if any, of the PDF document, and, if there is a bleed area, what is in it.

If the PDF document looks good in the Viking Virtual Print House previewer, then the PDF document is what is needed.

If the PDF document does not look good in the Viking Virtual Print House previewer, then it is not an issue with the local printer.

William

 

 

Until December 2022, using a Lenovo laptop running Windows 10 in England. From January 2023, using an HP laptop running Windows 11 in England.

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