Does the office printer print edge-to-edge?

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Does the office printer print edge-to-edge?

Postby wammie » Sun Jan 15, 2012 9:55 am

Hey, does anyone know if the office printer will print edge-to-edge on an 8.5x11 sheet? Or is there a minimum border of white space needed all around the edges? How much space?

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Re: Does the office printer print edge-to-edge?

Postby paulsobczak » Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:25 pm

it's pretty uncommon to print edge to edge, you can print and then cut down.

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Re: Does the office printer print edge-to-edge?

Postby Odegard » Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:41 pm

I'm not aware of any printers that print edge-to-edge. It would mean getting toner on the rollers and other elements, which gums up the works.
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Re: Does the office printer print edge-to-edge?

Postby wammie » Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:47 pm

OK. I think when printing an image that is 8.5x11 and taking the full space, though, that the printer driver will present a "fit to page" option.

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Re: Does the office printer print edge-to-edge?

Postby DanBackslide » Sun Jan 15, 2012 5:36 pm

Doesn't look like it does; the driver doesn't have any options for setting full bleed. And I've never seen a laser printer that could do full bleed, for the reasons others have mentioned. (I have seen inkjets capable of full bleed, for instance my Canon MP560.)
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Re: Does the office printer print edge-to-edge?

Postby wammie » Sun Jan 15, 2012 6:53 pm

DanBackslide wrote:Doesn't look like it does; the driver doesn't have any options for setting full bleed. And I've never seen a laser printer that could do full bleed, for the reasons others have mentioned. (I have seen inkjets capable of full bleed, for instance my Canon MP560.)
Thanks Scott. I have the driver on my netbook too and I could look at it. I'm sure I've seen "fit to page" options in either or both of the Brother and Adobe Acrobat print dialog boxes.

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Re: Does the office printer print edge-to-edge?

Postby paulsobczak » Mon Jan 16, 2012 8:30 am

fit to page is completely different than full bleed, fit to page has nothing to do with the printer, it's a software option.


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