Setup Printing on Windows

You will want to setup all the printer settings as default through the Windows Control Panel, since the settings through the Test and Setup buttons in Sparkbooth do not save in between application re-starts. To setup printing on Windows:

  1. Go to your computer's Control Panel > Devices and Printers
  2. Right-click the printer and set it as the default printer
  3. Right-click the printer and select Printing preferences to setup the printer's default paper size and other settings
  4. Open Sparkbooth, and press F1 to display the Settings dialog
  5. Select Printing options
    For version 7 or newer
    For version 6 or older
  6. Check "Enable printing" if you want to automatically print within each session
  7. For version 6 or older, select the printer from the drop down list under Settings > Printing. For version 7, click the "Printer setup" link to go to Settings > Printer Setup and then select the printer
  8. Press the Test button. This will display the print dialog. Select the printer and press Properties to verify the configuration. When you are done, press the OK button to print a test layout. If you do not want to print a test layout, you can turn off the printer and delete the print job from the printer queue.

If you are still unable to print, it means your printer may have specific settings that cannot be set to default through Control Panel. You may have to setup the printer each time you start Sparkbooth:

  1. Go to Sparkbooth Settings
  2. Select Printing options
  3. Press the Setup button to display the Setup dialog. In the dialog, select the paper size. Press OK to close the Setup dialog
  4. Press the Test button to display the Print dialog. In the dialog, make sure the your printer is selected, and you can set the other printer specific settings in the Properties button. Press Print to test the setup.
  5. Check the option "Always Print with Current Settings" if the printer dialog has it. If not, these printer specific settings cannot be saved and reused in between re-starts, so you will need to repeat these steps to re-setup the printer when starting Sparkbooth.
  6. Also try toggling the "Automatically scale photo to fit paper size" and/or "Center layout on paper" options in Sparkbooth printing settings.

For printing on Mac, see Setup Printing on Mac