White border around background on brochure.


G

galex

In Publisher I am trying to print a tri-fold brochure on 8x10 paper. When I
print, I am getting an uneven white border around the edges of my brochure.
Obviously this was not a problem when printing on a white background but when
I chose a textured background, it prints the white border around the edges.
The border is only a sliver on the left side but is about 1/2" on the right
side. I have tried allowing for bleeds but I still have the same problem. I
am using an HP Officejet 7410xi.
 
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T

Terje Martinsen

Can your printer actually print to the edges of the paper. Check your
documentation for the HP.

Terje
 
J

JoAnn Paules [MVP]

According to your printer manual you can print borderless on that size. Do
you have both Publisher and your printer set for photo paper?
 
M

Mary Sauer

For some reason unknown to me Publisher doesn't recognize borderless printing
with some HP printers. Some folks with Canon's don't have this issue.
I have a borderless HP printer, I simply save my publication as a picture and
use HP's software to print it borderless.

--
Mary Sauer MSFT MVP
http://office.microsoft.com/


JoAnn Paules said:
According to your printer manual you can print borderless on that size. Do you
have both Publisher and your printer set for photo paper?

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]



galex said:
In Publisher I am trying to print a tri-fold brochure on 8x10 paper. When I
print, I am getting an uneven white border around the edges of my brochure.
Obviously this was not a problem when printing on a white background but when
I chose a textured background, it prints the white border around the edges.
The border is only a sliver on the left side but is about 1/2" on the right
side. I have tried allowing for bleeds but I still have the same problem. I
am using an HP Officejet 7410xi.
 
J

JoAnn Paules [MVP]

Hm. I have an HP but I've never tried to print borderless for anything.
Besides, mine will only do full-bleed up to 4" x 6".

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]



Mary Sauer said:
For some reason unknown to me Publisher doesn't recognize borderless
printing with some HP printers. Some folks with Canon's don't have this
issue.
I have a borderless HP printer, I simply save my publication as a picture
and use HP's software to print it borderless.

--
Mary Sauer MSFT MVP
http://office.microsoft.com/
http://msauer.mvps.org/
news://msnews.microsoft.com

JoAnn Paules said:
According to your printer manual you can print borderless on that size.
Do you have both Publisher and your printer set for photo paper?

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]



galex said:
In Publisher I am trying to print a tri-fold brochure on 8x10 paper.
When I
print, I am getting an uneven white border around the edges of my
brochure.
Obviously this was not a problem when printing on a white background but
when
I chose a textured background, it prints the white border around the
edges.
The border is only a sliver on the left side but is about 1/2" on the
right
side. I have tried allowing for bleeds but I still have the same
problem. I
am using an HP Officejet 7410xi.
 
G

galex

Thank you for all of your help. I tried printing borderless printing...I set
my printer to borderless printing and chose photo paper. This actually made
it worse because it magnified everything that was on the page and pushed my
text further toward the edges so some of it is cut off now...Still have the
white border. I think that I have publisher set to photo as well but I am
not sure.

JoAnn Paules said:
Hm. I have an HP but I've never tried to print borderless for anything.
Besides, mine will only do full-bleed up to 4" x 6".

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]



Mary Sauer said:
For some reason unknown to me Publisher doesn't recognize borderless
printing with some HP printers. Some folks with Canon's don't have this
issue.
I have a borderless HP printer, I simply save my publication as a picture
and use HP's software to print it borderless.

--
Mary Sauer MSFT MVP
http://office.microsoft.com/
http://msauer.mvps.org/
news://msnews.microsoft.com

JoAnn Paules said:
According to your printer manual you can print borderless on that size.
Do you have both Publisher and your printer set for photo paper?

--

JoAnn Paules
MVP Microsoft [Publisher]



In Publisher I am trying to print a tri-fold brochure on 8x10 paper.
When I
print, I am getting an uneven white border around the edges of my
brochure.
Obviously this was not a problem when printing on a white background but
when
I chose a textured background, it prints the white border around the
edges.
The border is only a sliver on the left side but is about 1/2" on the
right
side. I have tried allowing for bleeds but I still have the same
problem. I
am using an HP Officejet 7410xi.
 
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Twin Pines

Most printers have what is called a "non-printable area" which will not print
a color to the edges of the paper which is called a "bleed." The color would
be there for commercial printing purposes if you save the document in that
manner. Actually the full "bleed" must extend beyond the edges of your page
by 0.25" and the paper size must be larger than the page size (2 separate
things). To see if you printer will print to the edges - go to Wordpad -
File - Page Setup - and try to change the values of the margins to -0- You
will not be able to create a -0- if the printer cannot print to the edges.
That will show you the printer's range of printing. Most home printers do not
print to the edges of the paper for documents. Hope this helps explain your
problem.
 
G

galex

I went to Wordpad and entered in the 0's. Looks like my printer won't print
to the edges. Thank you for the feedback. At least I can give up trying now.
 
R

Rhonda

Mary Sauer said:
For some reason unknown to me Publisher doesn't recognize borderless printing
with some HP printers. Some folks with Canon's don't have this issue.
I have a borderless HP printer, I simply save my publication as a picture and
use HP's software to print it borderless.

--
When I try this to get around my non-ability to print borderless with my
"borderless capable printer HP 3301", I lose a lot of quality; even when I
save the file as a TIF. How can I save the publisher file to an image and
not lose quality so that I can get borderless printing?

Thanks - Rhonda
 
R

Rhonda

Rhonda said:
When I try this to get around my non-ability to print borderless with my
"borderless capable printer HP 3301", I lose a lot of quality; even when I
save the file as a TIF. How can I save the publisher file to an image and
not lose quality so that I can get borderless printing?

Thanks - Rhonda
I figured it out thanks to Mary. I was not setting the resoultion high
enough (in fact I didn't even see that resolution setting drop down when I
was saving the file the first time). This solves my problem with borderless
printing now.
 
M

Mary Sauer

Great news, Rhonda, thanks for posting your success, it is appreciated.
 
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RenamixTech

I published my publisher file as a pdf, clicked change->then advanced, upped
the downsamples to the maximum. Then I went into Print Options and made sure
the printer's marks were unchecked. I opened the pdf file to print it and
ensured that it was set to fit to printable area. Also, made sure I was
printing as a borderless photo. And voila! No more white border. Hope this
can help someone out there. The above suggestions helped me figure this out.
 

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