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Problems printing full page from AD to Laser Printer

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I'm not looking to print borderless I (I understand this can't be done on a laser printer) however my layout from Affinity Designer is not printing to full scale on my HP CM1415fnw laser printer. It seems the HP has a border preset that causes my printouts of a trifold to come out about 97% of the actual size... and we all know how that will screw up a perfectly decent looking trifold!!!

 

HP is not much help on this, and the manuals are not much good either. I printed from a pdf to a colour copier via thumb drive at a local Staples store here and it came out fine... but I'm trying to save our photo club the 88¢ per copy that would run by printing on my business laser. Blacks are better although the photos are coming out somewhat darker.

 

Is there a setting that I haven't found yet in AD that I can use to bypass the limitations of the HP?

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I've also tried:

• printing at 104% but that yields unacceptable results.

• checked under Document Setup, Retrieve margins from Printer and the LM and RM are 72 pts and the TM and BM are 96 pts... is this the problem and if so how do I fix that?

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Hi pondball,

Most laser printers can't print borderless/full page as they have an unprintable area around the page. If this was possible to change it would be within your printer driver/properties. You may want to check with HP what the maximum print area is of your printer, based on the default paper size. Then setup your document in Affinity Designer based on these settings as the margins fields in Document Setup are more for a visual reference within the app.

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