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Wondering how to print (to scale 1:1) on larger paper than the canvas. Currently, when I print (using larger paper, but not changing printer setup, so it thinks it still canvas sized) a border of about 1/2" all the way around is missing its content. I have tried selecting a larger paper size in page setup, but that causes the print to be scaled, and it still does not print the content at the edge of the canvas. Any suggestions?

  • Printing to the edge of sheet (or borderless printing) is most often a function of the printer and not software. Is your printer capable of borderless printing? – Scott Jan 26 at 23:31
  • it's a regular laser printer. I get that it cannot print to the border, but I am using larger paper than the canvas, and would like it to come out unscaled and the entire canvas printed.. – handyguy Jan 26 at 23:42
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    I'm sorry, that's not making sense to me. You do not want to scale anything, but you want a smaller piece of art to fill a larger piece of paper? How do you imagine that happening without scaling in some manner? – Scott Jan 26 at 23:47
  • I don't want the image to scale; i want to take advantage of the fact I am printing on larger paper, and print all the stuff near the border of the canvas that is not printing. Nothing larger than the canvas needs to print, but I want everything on the canvas to print... the canvas is 7x12", but only an area of roughly 6x11" is printing. My print paper is legal 8.5x14" – handyguy Jan 26 at 23:49
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    Set the print output to the ACTUAL paper size.. then print at 100%. If the art doesn't fill the paper size, then it's printed at 100% with no clipping. – Scott Jan 26 at 23:52
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Not the best solution, but I enlarged the canvas (+1x1") and centred everything. the full drawing now prints. I can drop the canvas back to actual size for the final cut.

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Set the print output to the ACTUAL paper size.. then print at 100%. If the art doesn't fill the paper size, then it's printed at 100% with no clipping.

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