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Old 07-20-2008, 09:50 PM
yuppicide yuppicide is offline
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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
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Old 07-20-2008, 11:26 PM
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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.
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Old 07-28-2008, 08:23 PM
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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.
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