Printing in trial mode

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Rae Ade

14 Jun, 2018 03:20 AM

Do all the prints come out bigger than usual when printing on trial mode? I expect the water mark but I can’t figure out if I suck at this or is this regular?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Joe Connell on 14 Jun, 2018 03:41 AM

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    No, you just have things set up wrong.

    You need to make sure you have your PRINTER
    set up to print to 4X6 paper size and set for portrait
    ...even if you are making a Landscape layout, the software
    will rotate it correctly - because you will check a box
    to do that in the SB software Printing Settings
    (make sure your Printing page looks like the attached)

    Then in the Photo Layout page you can use one of the
    built in layouts OR create your own Custom layout
    in the Layout Editor by clicking the Square with Pencil icon
    (above the lightning bolt).
    This will put you in the Layout Editor area
    where you have full control to create a layout.

    {see this page on creating layouts}
    http://help.sparkbooth.com/kb/customizing-photo-layouts/how-to-use-...

    NOTE... this video is an old one and there are
    a lot of new features that are in the current version...
    and not shown in this video, but it will get you started
    on creating your layouts.


    Joe Connell - SB Support

  2. 2 Posted by Rae Ade on 15 Jun, 2018 12:31 AM

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    I checked made sure everything matched but it’s still printing weird. Right now I’m using a canon pixma mg3620 inkjet printer, do you think that may be an issue?

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Jorge Oliva on 15 Jun, 2018 12:37 AM

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    ok let see what we can do what layout are you trying to create a landscape 2 strips or a horizontal layout

  4. 4 Posted by Rae Ade on 15 Jun, 2018 01:29 AM

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    I attached pics of my settings and the layout I designed, real simple

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by John Wu on 15 Jun, 2018 01:32 AM

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    Press the Test button and send us a scan of the print out

  6. 6 Posted by Rae Ade on 15 Jun, 2018 01:57 AM

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    Here’s a pic of the test print. I’m reading about it now.

  7. Support Staff 7 Posted by John Wu on 15 Jun, 2018 02:16 AM

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    First thing you need to do is setup your printer for borderless printing.
    Some printers have a borderless paper size.

    Once you setup the printer for borderless printing, do another test print
    and include a scan of it here.

  8. John Wu closed this discussion on 03 Jul, 2018 03:09 PM.

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