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Printing borderless A7 cards w/Epson R1800

Todd Caudle , Jun 02, 2010; 07:48 p.m.

Hi folks,
I'm trying to figure out a way to print A7 cards (7x10 flat/5x7 closed) with the image on the front of the card borderless. Red River makes some pre-scored greeting card stock, so to test it out before my paper arrives, I cut some sheets I had on hand to 7x10 and experimented. My understanding is, select borderless, 5x7, expansion slider to minimum to avoid overprinting the score and having a little bit of the image on the back after folding. I did all that and it worked fine, EXCEPT the printer won't print the last 1/8th inch. I thought maybe I needed to adjust the expansion slider to maximum, did that, sure enough it overprinted the center line of the card where the score/fold line will be, but even at max expansion, it failed to print the last 1/8th inch. Seems to me borderless printing should occur on all four sides of a print, not just three.
I've attached a quickly snapped pic of the card to show what I'm talking about. I drew a line down the middle just to see what would happen with a max expansion setting. The overprinting of that line concerns me MUCH less than the margin at the top. This is the last part of the image to print, since I flipped the image upside-down so it would print the right way on the card front. Any ideas?

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Frank Skomial , Jun 03, 2010; 12:56 a.m.

There is a quite a difference between European paper sizes, e.g. A3, A4, A5, etc.. and their near equivalents papers in inches.
Are you sure you select proper size of the paper? Is is A7? or is it 5x7 ? and this must match the paper in the tray.

Geoff Portas , Jun 03, 2010; 03:56 a.m.

Plenty of scope for confusion here!
A7 is a European paper size of 105mm x 74mm (approx 4.1in x 2.9in)
It is also a North American ENVELOPE size 7.25in x 5.25in.
As Frank says make sure that whatever you select matches your actual paper size.

Todd Caudle , Jun 03, 2010; 09:55 a.m.

Actually, you're both right, I wasn't accurate with my terminology. I had selected 5x7 (there are only a couple size options w/the R1800 when you select borderless), and the print is exactly 7" tall, and the paper you see here is 7" wide. It's printing 6.875" of the 7", missing the final 1/8th inch.

Todd Caudle , Jun 03, 2010; 11:48 a.m.

I think I figured it out. Apparently I need to use the single sheet feeder for printing borderless. I'm in the process of packing and storing lots of stuff for a move, but I need to go track down my single sheet feeder tray and try it out. Stay tuned!

joe miklich , Oct 26, 2010; 04:30 p.m.

I am having the same issue, I tried Lightroom, windows print, everything with the damn border. You think epson would allow custom sizes in their driver. Any workaround to this yet?

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