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#1 2008-10-01 23:02:25

Cippa Lippa
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From: Toronto, ON
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Problem with printing with CUPS - margins completely wrong

Hi all

here is a problem that looks pretty tough.
I have installed this gorgeous HP J6480 all-in-one printer and printing and settings work fine. The problem is that there is no way in which I can control the margins - this means that everything I print is stretched too much and I end up cutting the top and bottom of every page.

do you guys have an udea on how to handle this???

Cippa

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#2 2008-10-02 03:58:52

skottish
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Re: Problem with printing with CUPS - margins completely wrong

In the CUPS interface under Printers-->Set Printer Options-->Shrink Page If Necessary to Fit Borders, I had to set the option to 'Shrink (print the whole page)'. That's the only way I've successfully got my margins to work properly.

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#3 2008-10-02 08:44:58

RobertoVanto
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Re: Problem with printing with CUPS - margins completely wrong

hp-align?


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#4 2008-10-02 11:10:36

Cippa Lippa
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From: Toronto, ON
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Re: Problem with printing with CUPS - margins completely wrong

skottish wrote:

In the CUPS interface under Printers-->Set Printer Options-->Shrink Page If Necessary to Fit Borders, I had to set the option to 'Shrink (print the whole page)'. That's the only way I've successfully got my margins to work properly.

that would be great but I don't have that f@@@ing option, damn it.
hpalign unfortunately only aligns the cartridges...

any idea on how to get that option in the cups interface?

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#5 2008-11-18 11:27:59

quantumphaze
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From: Melbourne, Australia
Registered: 2008-11-14
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Re: Problem with printing with CUPS - margins completely wrong

I have the exact same problem.

I'm using an HP LaserJet 3P (old, from early 90s) and the margins look to be set at 0cm for all edges.
I can also confirm that there is no margin options in the CUPS web interface.

Is there any config file out there with margin settings? Hacking the ppd file?

I am reluctant to test with different drivers after the struggle to get this damn thing working in the first place

[Edit] I tried a different driver and it seems to work fine for now. I need to test further with something with known borders to see if anything is still being chopped off.

Last edited by quantumphaze (2008-11-18 11:55:50)


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#6 2008-11-18 15:26:27

blasse
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Registered: 2008-04-24
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Re: Problem with printing with CUPS - margins completely wrong

Don't now if it would be useful, but I'd got similar problem in samsung scx-4100. And to solve it I've just got to change paper size form letter to a4 in CUPS options.


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