RE: Printing to the edge

Subject: RE: Printing to the edge
From: "Brierley, Sean" <Sean -at- Quodata -dot- Com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 24 Nov 1999 09:50:21 -0500


There are a lot of tricks here. Firstly, feeding the paper through exactly
the same paper path each time, laying ink, toner, or wak to the very edge of
the paper without getting any on rollers and internals, etc. Nope, ya gotta
go with bleeds and a knife <g>.

As an aside, this brings back memories of a particularly odious manager who
thought, amongst other things, that if he provided camera-ready copy that
was double-sided, the company would save 50% on printing costs because less
paper originals were involved. This rocket surgeon also refused to believe
that you couldn't print, or photocopy, to the edge. But, I digress.

Best regards.

sean -at- quodata -dot- com

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Wil Gaffga [SMTP:WilG -at- gibbscam -dot- com]
> Mpschiesl -at- ra -dot- rockwell -dot- com wrote:
> > I am trying to print a PDF page on an HP color laser printer (8500N),
> and I
> > would
> > like it to print up to the edges (right now there is ~1/8" margin). I
> You need a printer that will print "full bleed", (the image bleeds off the
> edge of a page). Off the top of my head, I cannot think of any printers
> that
> do that...most commonly items are trimmed to produce this effect.
> It is likely that something is out there that can do this but it is
> relatively specialized ... printers and copiers grab the edge of the paper
> to feed it through the machine.

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