Re: Printers: non-printing areas

Subject: Re: Printers: non-printing areas
From: Dick Margulis <ampersandvirgule -at- WORLDNET -dot- ATT -dot- NET>
Date: Mon, 16 Mar 1998 15:18:00 -0500


Printers are not the only concern. If you do not allow at least 0.5 in
top and bottom, you run into the nastiness of copiers not covering quite
the whole page and cutting off your headers and footers. I'm not sure
what the lowest common denominator for the sides is, though.

Stephen Riley wrote:
> Producing templates for reports, space is tight
> and we need to put reference info close to the
> edge of the paper.
> How big a margin should I allow for the non-printing
> area of different printers (models unknown)?
> 5mm all round is ok for my HP LJ4MV but my
> colleague's DeskJet 870 needs over 10mm.
> General rules anyone? Also welcome are details
> for particular printers, particularly common models.
> Thanks in advance for your help.
> Steve

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