Nicholas_banni 2010-01-04 08:27:34
I am trying to print borderless cards using Windows XP home edition, Illustrator CS, and an HP5550 printer. I am seeking to print a picture and text on a single piece of A5 card so that when it is folded in half, I get an A6 picture on the front and the text on the A6 space on the back. However when setting up the print details, I am only offered a choice of four borderless sizes, none of which are A5. Is there any way I can adjust the settings in Illustrator CS so I can get a custom A5 borderless print? Or is this a feature of the printer? If so, can this be set up to offer me an A5 borderless print?
Any help would be much appreciated.
Jacob_bugge 2010-01-04 08:28:46
Are there no Custom setting options?
Heather bell 2010-01-29 10:43:07
Under new document click custom and type in your measurements, make sure when printing page orientation is set right. Does your printer print “borderless” or are you printing in the center of an A4 and cutting?
Nicholas_banni 2010-01-29 10:44:05
Thanks, Jacob and Heather, for your replies. Jacob, There are no custom settings for borderless printing, though there are user defined ones for standard printing. Heather, I have tried putting in the required measurements in the new document section, and getting the back and front of the card – ie the front page and the back page before folding – to fit the document outline. But I am still left with only four borderless options when it comes to printing – Borderless Photo 4×6 in with tab; Borderless Photo 4×6 in; Borderless Hagaki Card 100×148 mm; and Borderless A6 card 105×148.5 mm. I am trying to print onto a prepared A5 sized piece of card. I hope this helps.
Peter g 2010-01-29 10:44:23
borderless printing seems to be a feature of your hp printer.
under windows some printer drivers give you the possibility to define user
specific papersizes. try to do this first – then restart illustrator >> go
to file>printer setup and lookup for your new paper definition >> then,
under file>document setup choose use printer settings.
sorry if upper used menu phrases aren’t exact – i’m a german guy and working
with the german illu 10
Nicholas_banni 2010-01-29 10:44:42
Thanks Peter. I’ll try that when I get back home in a week’s time.