Go Back   RetouchPRO > Tools > Hardware
Register Blogs FAQ Site Nav Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Hardware Computers, displays, tablets, scanners, cameras, printers, etc.

Printer printing images on full page..

Thread Tools
Old 07-20-2008, 08:50 PM
yuppicide yuppicide is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 140
Printer printing images on full page..

We have an HP PSC 1510. I've downloaded some images from the web and modified them with text. I want to print them out. The images are all about 1" wide by 2" tall. Every time I go to print they print on a full page of paper!

Any ideas? I've tried setting resolution to 300 and even 600dpi with no luck. I made an image in GiMP that is 8.5 x 11 and stuck all my images on there. It prints freakin huge. I've also used the separate images and printed right from Windows (right click and hit print) with no luck.

I already wasted an expensive piece of paper. Damnit I knew I should have printed a test first.

The stuff I am print on costs about $32 for 25 sheets.

If I go in GiMP and look at the Print Size it says:

Width 0.900 inches
Height 1.605 inches
300 pixels/inch
Reply With Quote top
Old 07-20-2008, 10:26 PM
smak smak is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Gainesville, Florida
Posts: 284
Re: Printer printing images on full page..

Let's see. You image is 270 pixels by 480 pixels. If you set the Print ppi to 300ppi you should get a print job of .9" X 1.6". 600ppi is way too high a ppi.

Why don't you try inserting or placing a 300 ppi image into a Word Document or InDesign (or any Page layout app) and see how that page prints. You should see the correct image size in inches when it is placed into Word.
Reply With Quote top
Old 07-28-2008, 07:23 PM
TommyO's Avatar
TommyO TommyO is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: NC, USA
Posts: 1,211
Re: Printer printing images on full page..

Don't know if you resolved this yet or not.
If not, it's hard to tell without a bit more specifics on which application you were printing with. It sounds like Gimp, but not 100% sure.

Most likely, it's a print preference. I'd say hunt through the preferences and other driver settings to see what was overlooked.

Otherwise, give us some more feedback to help us out.
Reply With Quote top

  RetouchPRO > Tools > Hardware

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Script to center-crop images to a fixed ratio gct13 Photoshop Scripting 24 01-06-2013 03:58 AM
Refillable cartridge for new Larege format Printer outac Classifieds 0 06-30-2008 08:31 PM
printing professional quality photos Tinkerbella197 Input/Output/Workflow 14 04-21-2008 04:51 AM
printer prints really small words wetyet Software 3 12-12-2007 07:50 PM
Newbie printing question Doug Nelson Input/Output/Workflow 0 08-08-2001 11:30 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:42 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Copyright © 2016 Doug Nelson. All Rights Reserved